Youngstown woman wins $200,000


Barbara Valinsky of Youngstown won $200,000 in the final top prize drawing in the Extreme Cash Double Play game. There were 22 semifinalist entries in the drawing July 14 at Lottery Central in Cleveland. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Valinsky receives $142,000.

She purchased the ticket from Dhillon Sun Merchant, 3605 Mahoning Ave. The market’s owner receives a $2,000 bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

Valinsky says she will use her windfall to get a new roof on her home and take a vacation.

The Ohio Lottery is actively seeking winners of all prize levels to share their stories. Players with an interest in telling theirs can contact the Ohio Lottery at

Eastwood Dillard’s to handle clearance


Dillard’s at Eastwood Mall Complex, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, is in the conversion stage to become a clearance store, a corporate spokeswomen said Wednesday.

Dillard’s will operate as one of the company’s 23 clearance centers.

A clearance store is a consolidation center that receives only clearance merchandise from other area full-line locations. The conversion is underway and will occur gradually over the next few weeks.

Some associates will move to the Dillard’s Boardman location, and others will remain in Niles.

Teen Driver service


Chevrolet’s new Teen Driver Technology supports certain safe-driving practices by muting the radio or the audio of any paired device when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their safety belts.

It also gives audible and visual warnings when the vehicle is traveling faster than preset speeds, and allows parents to limit the maximum volume of the radio.

Teen Driver is a nonsubscription-based service that remains with the vehicle permanently and is available on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe and Volt. To use the safety technology, a parent must register their teen’s key fob in the vehicle’s system settings.

Information on Chevrolet models can be found at

Ford recalls more than 88K vehicles


Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel-pump problem.

The recall covers certain Ford Taurus and Police Interceptor sedans, Ford Flex wagons, Lincoln MKS sedans and Lincoln MKT SUVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years. All have 3.5-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engines.

Ford says the fuel-pump control modules can fail, and the engines may not start, or they could stall, leaving drivers without the ability to restart them. The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Staff/wire report