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Poland schools consolidates debt

The refinancing consolidates the district’s debt into one $5.1 million loan.

Teen charged with having a BB gun at Warren G. Harding High School

A male student, 15, was charged with possessing a BB gun Thursday at Warren G. Harding High School after his movements in a classroom drew the attention of a teacher.

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Community role models greet Youngstown students on first day

Art Ward of Youngstown, a 2005 Chaney graduate, left, shakes hands with student Na’im Ward at Chaney on the first day of school Tuesday. For the third consecutive year, members of Community Men United gave a warm welcome back to Youngstown students at both Chaney and East high schools Tuesday .

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‘Stuff the Bus’ event to help 1,000 Valley students

‘Stuff the Bus’ event to help 1,000 Valley students

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Clear, fall-like skies welcome bands to Boardman Band Night

Boardman High School marching band members incorporate a dance to their performance Friday night at Spartan Stadium.

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Japanese students immerse themselves in Western culture

Sharlene Piper of Boardman, left, her 12-year-old son, Tyler, center, and Japanese exchange student Daiki Kato, 13, use smartphone translation apps to communicate while Daiki is hosted by the Piper family as part of the annual 4-H LABO exchange-student program.

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Documents reveal why feds tracked, arrested Boardman teen

Justin Olsen, 18, has appeared in the pages of The Vindicator in different circumstances, including as part of the Boardman High School orchestra in 2018, and as a participant in a tennis match in May as part of the high school tennis team.

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Building realignment tops list of adjustments for Boardman students

Boardman schools Superintendent Tim Saxton shows the all-new LED light system in the Boardman High School gym. These lights are more efficient and brighter than the old light bulbs, officials said. They are one of many changes students in the Mahoning Valley’s fourth-largest school district will notice when returning to classes Aug. 26.

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Valley gears up for new school year

Rich Zigarovich, principal at Lordstown Elementary School, stands in the new STEM area centrally located to the school and designed to meet the needs of the students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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VINDY EXCLUSIVE | Auditor: Schools could consolidate in face of population drops

Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meacham speaks with The Vindicator Wednesday about the budget challenges local school districts will face as the region’s population continues to decline.

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Moscow boys study American football in Struthers

Russian kids Konstantin Trofimov and Tim Tyapaev, both 13, go thru a passing drill last week in Struthers. The boys are among 10 who are here for two weeks with former Struthers Wildcat offensive lineman Keary Iarussi, who has been coaching them in Russia after his job translating investment research for Russian colleagues.

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Liberty students earn paychecks through school programs

Layla Esmail, 15, an incoming Liberty High School sophomore, right, and Harmini Flores, 14, an incoming eighth-grader, clean the railings of a staircase at the high school as part of the career-based intervention program.

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Kindergarten students get lesson in bus safety

Ryan Dunn, Boardman school district’s transportation director, talks to incoming kindergartners about bus safety.

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Crime-free fun zone on South Side amuses, educates kids

Pauline Gaps of McGuffey School points out some interesting books to read to Xavier Simms, 9, of Youngstown, during the Youngstown: A Crime-Free Zone Family Fun Day Saturday at Midlothian Boulevard and Market Street.

youngstown Ceremony marks EGCC’s 50th, largest commencement

More than 1,000 students receive degrees By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN If you