Fri. 5:30 p.m.: Vindicator to cease production

YOUNGSTOWN – The Vindicator after more than 150 years covering news in the Mahoning Valley will close its doors in August.

Newspaper executives announced the news late this afternoon through WFMJ, which is owned by the same family. WFMJ will not be affected by the closure.

An employee said the last newspaper will be published Aug. 31.

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