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Matakevich has eye on LB spot

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Matakevich’s signature red beard is a jagged mess. All knots and snarls, a series of small mushroom clouds exploding from his jowls. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker knows it’s time for a trim but he’s a little particular about the way he wants it cut, so ...

Patricia F. McIlveen 1949-2018

Patricia F. McIlveen, 69, of Hubbard, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Patricia was born April 9, 1949, in Kittanning, Pa., a daughter of Donald B. and Alberta Forringer Crisp. She was a clerk for many years at the Youngstown Health Department and ...

Thurs. 10:15 a.m.: House GOP in eleventh-hour attempt for immigration accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fractured House Republicans huddled privately today as leaders tried pushing them toward consensus on immigration, racing the clock and trying to defuse a civil war within the party that threatens their effort to keep control of the chamber in November's elections. But even ...

Brenda J. Ellis 1958-2018

BRISTOL — Brenda J. Ellis, 59, of Bristol, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1958, in Titusville, Pa, the daughter of Edward and Beatrice McFate Peterson. Brenda was a 1975 graduate of Champion High School and was employed as ...

Man who created environmental mess dies

WARREN — The man found guilty of causing an environmental mess in Youngstown that took more than a month to clean up is dead. Benedict Lupo, who was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for ordering his employees to dump tankers of oilfield waste down a storm sewer at least ...

Pens, Predators face different tests

The road back to the Stanley Cup Final took two very different turns for the Penguins and Predators at the start of the second round. Back-to-back defending champion Pittsburgh roared back from a two-goal, third-period deficit to beat the Washington Capitals, while the Winnipeg Jets chased ...

Indians, Kluber handle Seattle

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber struck out 10 in 8 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians hit five solo home runs, including three in the first inning, to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Friday night. Kluber (4-1) reached double figures in strikeouts for the 41st time and avenged his only loss ...

Services

TERRY E. CLAY SR., 71, Niles. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. MARCELLA EDISON, 63, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Niles City Cemetery chapel. ROBERT W. FINI, 80, Warren. SERVICES: noon Saturday, Lane ...

Business and labor at a glance

First responders to be recognized VIENNA — Steward Health Care System will recognize outstanding emergency medical responders and dispatchers at the first national “EMS Stewards of the Community” awards May 24 at the Squaw Creek Country Club. Steward operates Sharon Regional Medical ...

At a glance

Warren Township OKs new police contract WARREN TOWNSHIP — Trustees on Tuesday approved a new three-year contract with the police officers union that grants them a 2 percent pay increase in each year of the agreement. The union has five full-time police officers. The previous contract ...

Charity events, new taproom make for busy weekend

It was a weekend of beer, Baldrick’s and a little more beer. It started Friday at the third Youngstown Craft Beer Fest in the Austintown Plaza parking lot outside of O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill. Proceeds from the event benefited Every Dogs Matters Rescue. I’m the proud owner of ...

Green Bay recovers to beat YSU women, 66-45

DETROIT — Simplicity. It worked for Kevin Borseth. It worked Monday for his top-seeded Green Bay women’s basketball team during its 66-45 win over fifth-seeded Youngstown State in a Horizon League women’s basketball semifinal at Little Caesars Arena. The Phoenix put together a 24-7 ...

Great Lakes to stage ‘Misery’

Great Lakes Theater will stage the thriller “Misery” starting Friday at Playhouse Square’s Hanna Theatre. The adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel was written by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film version. When successful romance novelist ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp continued its upward trend in trading Thursday, gaining 25 cents to close at $21.50 per share. First Niles Financial held steady to close at $10.50 per share.

Scammers strike Trumbull

Editor’s note: This monthly series highlights scams that target Trumbull County, particularly the senior community. Don Hyde is a retired sheriff’s deputy who is the program coordinator for the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs Senior Services Unit, Warren. Contact him at ...

Burglars tunnel into bar

AUSTINTOWN — Police are looking for two people who tunneled into a bar and stole a cash bag. Police were called to Magilla’s Bar, 255 S. Four Mile Run Road, just after 4:31 a.m. Monday because an alarm was going off and when they arrived, they found two holes in the cinder block exterior ...

Home studio influences sound for J. Roddy

J. Roddy Walston has a new place to do his business. Before releasing “Destroyers of the Soft Life” last fall, the members of J. Roddy Walston and the Business — Walston, guitar, piano and lead vocals; Billy Gordon, guitar; Logan Davis, bass; and Steve Colmus, drums — spent months ...

YSU’s Olson earns league’s freshman of the week

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State’s Chelsea Olson had a career-high performance against Cleveland State, leading the Penguins women’s basketball team to a victory. The performance led to to becoming the Horizon League Freshman of the Week Monday. The Wisconsin native averaged 16.5 points and ...

Fri. 1:22 p.m.: Urban books return gig to Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN - Keith Urban will return to the Covelli Centre on Oct. 24 as part of his upcoming Graffiti U World Tour. Urban played a sold out concert at the Youngstown arena in 2016 with Maren Morris. This time he'll be joined by another young female country star, Kelsea Ballerini. Ticket ...