Dozens plead for peace at Youngstown prayer rally

By: Sean Barron

YOUNGSTOWN — The root causes of violence carry tentacles that stretch in many directions, yet simple steps can be taken to prevent its spread, a longtime community and civil rights activist contends. “Our focus is on the idea that ...

May 22, 2022

Loving an addict: Remembering ‘the best’ through worst

By: Ed Runyan

YOUNGSTOWN — Kristin Harper could be wallowing in the sadness of losing her husband in December to an accidental drug overdose. Instead, she and her children are focused on the good that he brought to their lives. Nicholas A. Harper, 37, of ...

May 22, 2022

Cities challenged in finding police recruits

By: Raymond L. Smith

The two largest municipal police departments in the Mahoning Valley are having trouble attracting and maintaining police officers. Youngstown Police Department is looking to add at least 25 officers this year, and Warren wants to get back to ...

May 22, 2022

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On to regionals: Malito siblings, Girard athletes take center stage at district meet

By: Neel Madhavan

CORTLAND — Sweat dripped, blood spilled and records fell under the hot sun Saturday, as Girard put up a strong showing at the Division II district track meet at Lakeview. Both the Indians’ boys and girls teams finished in the top-four of ...

May 22, 2022

Goldschmidt leads Cards past Bucs, 5-4


PITTSBURGH — Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Saturday night. Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 14 games and his on-base streak to 28. His ...

May 22, 2022

Howland's Biggin shows no fear in pole vault


AUSTINTOWN — Out of all of the track and field events one could make a solid argument that pole vault remains one of the most daunting and difficult sports to compete in. Just the thought of volunteering to make a quick dash with a heavy ...

May 22, 2022

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