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Arts fest draws people to YSU campus

YOUNGSTOWN — Lying on a bed containing 1,317 nails may not be the most comfortable of pastimes


Love and luck for newlyweds

YOUNGSTOWN — Whether it was by design or by coincidence, couples who chose Saturday, 7/7/07,


Pavlik-Taylor fight set for September 29

Youngstown middleweight Kelly Pavlik will get his long-awaited title shot on September 29 when he


YSU provost drowns in Costa Rica

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s provost and vice president for academic


A look at our traffic havoc

Descriptions of driving on Route 224 range from exasperating and near impossible to unbelievable and


Trumbull County Fair is almost here

CORTLAND — Get ready for those fresh-cut french fries and hot funnel cakes. All sorts of


Harry Potter anticipation near its peak

Who dies? That’s one of many questions Harry Potter fans are anxiously waiting to answer.


OVI Task Force makes Youngstown arrests

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County OVI   (operating vehicle impaired) Task Force arrested


Change of command at air base

VIENNA — The Youngstown Air Reserve Station will come under new command next Sunday, headed by


WOMEN’S NBA

WOMEN’S NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE WLPctGB Indiana124.750— Detroit115.6881 New York98.52931⁄2


Suspect is arraigned in shooting at area bar

The fugitive was found on a porch in Cleveland with a fake ID. YOUNGSTOWN — Eyewitnesses told


No physical therapy doctorates for YSU

The university said students knew the program needed outside approvals. YOUNGSTOWN — A dozen


Coach: Scoring needed at start

The Thunder cannot afford another bad start at Louisville tonight. The Mahoning Valley Thunder


Watson birdies his way to 66, 3-stroke lead in U.S. Senior Open

He leads five players after the second round of the U.S. Senior Open. HAVEN, Wis. (AP) — Tom


THURSDAY’S GAMES

THURSDAY’S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 12, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Minnesota 6 Boston


Blue Jays turn back Indians, 8-6

Toronto scored five runs in the second, then held off the Tribe in the ninth. TORONTO (AP) —


WNBA ROUNDUP | Friday’s games

Liberty 82, Shock 81, OT AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Janel McCarville had a season-high 18 points and


CLASS B LINESCORES SIMON ROOFING 6, ASTRO FALCONS 5

CLASS B LINESCORES SIMON ROOFING 6, ASTRO FALCONS 5 Simon1000310001—673 Astro1010003000—594


1,200 to attend Baptist convention

YOUNGSTOWN — About 1,200 delegates and young people will attend sessions on leadership and spiritual


Former employee files suit against city

A former laborer says he was fired for ‘no just cause reason.’ YOUNGSTOWN — A former city street


Owner of 11 euthanized dogs faces charges

The dogs were so hungry that they tried to eat each other, the humane agent said. YOUNGSTOWN —


AMERICAN LEAGUE BLUE JAYS 8, INDIANS 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE BLUE JAYS 8, INDIANS 6 CLEVELANDTORONTO abrhbiabrhbi Szmore cf5220VWells


Durkin’s triple, balk lift Simon to 6-5 win in series final

Dave Sugar Construction advanced to the other semifinal series, 7-5. STRUTHERS — Matt Durkin


Two-car accident kills woman, 8-year-old son

FAIRFIELD — A woman and her 8-year-old son were killed in a two-car crash on state Route 517. The


Agency aims to exceed 15K attendance at YSU fest

The tourism agency spent $10,000 on advertising to draw people to the festival. YOUNGSTOWN —


Tigers’ Perez is first player penalized in stimulant test

The 25-game suspension will cost him about $400,000 of his $2.5 million salary. DETROIT (AP) —


McClatchy stepping down as Bucs’ CEO

The newspaper heir is credited for saving Pirates’ baseball in Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin


Josh Swogger becomes a ‘traveling man’ pursuing dream to become pro quarterback

YOUNGSTOWN — In a little more than a year’s time, Josh Swogger has traveled from Washington to


A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard: HUBBARD July 1 Criminal


AMERICAN LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayIntr Boston5332.624—5-5L-128-1425-1812-6


NOTEBOOK | Scrappers

Rough outing: Scrappers manager Tim Laker walked out of his office following Friday’s 7-1 loss,


Serving on jury is a civic duty

As I sorted through the usual array of junk mail that arrived at my home in late May or early June,


Club patron being sued

Club patron being sued AUSTINTOWN — A strip club patron accused of slashing a bouncer is being


Murals add splash of life to downtown

Since 2000, at least 50 murals have been hung in the city. YOUNGSTOWN — Jack Carlton likes


MATCHUP \ Thunder vs. Fire

Statistical CategoryTHUNDERFIRE RankStatRankStat Scoring Offense2145.01549.3 Touchdowns 21791783


Nominee named to fill vacant board spot

SALEM — Patty Colian was nominated to fill a vacant spot on the Columbiana Board of Elections.


Pelini, Narduzzi are focusing on jobs they have right now

But the LSU and Michigan St. aides have good shots at becoming head coaches. YOUNGSTOWN —


YO. JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

YO. JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP At Henry Stambaugh Boys 16-18: 1. Ryan Spear 71. 2. Jake Detec 72. 3.


TODAY

TODAY 7:30 a.m. (SPD) Auto racing: Formula One British Grand Prix qualifying. 8:30 a.m. (VS.)


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS

THISTLEDOWN RESULTS FRIDAY 2nd—Mr. Buckeye (U-Moran)14.005.003.20 Master Loen (Spieth)2.402.40


Roddick stunned

Roddick stunned Andy Roddick was two points from getting another crack at Roger Federer at


MLB ROUNDUP

MLB ROUNDUP Friday’s other games AMERICAN LEAGUE Twins 20, White Sox 14, 1st game Twins 12,


WIMBLEDON

WIMBLEDON Friday’s results At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England


Lead poisoning continues to pose threat in county

Grants are available to help homeowners to dispense of lead dangers. Except for their place on


Tough night at the park The Scrappers gave up six runs in the first inning and fell 7-1 to Jamestown. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

NILES — Mahoning Valley Scrappers infielder Jeff Hehr has been playing baseball for about as long as


Baseball

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ON THE FIELD

ON THE FIELD Rosters and depth charts THUNDER No.NamePositionHTWT 1Maurice TaylorWR/DB5-


NASCAR-NEXTEL CUP PEPSI 400 LINEUP

NASCAR-NEXTEL CUP PEPSI 400 LINEUP Race today At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach,


GAME TIME | Thunder

Who: Mahoning Valley Thunder (5-7) at Louisville Fire (6-6) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Radio: WBBW-


STANDINGS New York-Penn League

Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Auburn (Blue Jays)126.667— State College (Pirates)126.667—


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT Classmates of East High School Class of 1957 should call (330) 534-1298 to


The dog knew fish were biting

If you don’t raise the fish high enough, Lindy will snatch it off the hook with an impressive


Lucky shot helps Woods to rally

He fired a 66 to tie Mike Weir for the best score of the day, and now is 12th. BETHESDA, Md. (AP)


By rules, Gordon on pole for 400

Because rain washed out qualifying, the lineup was set by owner points. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —


Bourdais outlasts Servia to win pole

The Frenchman got one point for the provisional pole to lead the series. TORONTO (AP) — After


Venus Williams subdues Ivanovic to gain women’s final against France’s Bartoli

Marion Bartoli overcame a bad start to upend No. 1-seeded Justine Henin. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) —


LOCAL

LOCAL Amateur boxing card set Wednesday GIRARD — Steel Valley Promotions will present an amateur


AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING

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Austintown to OK zone change

AUSTINTOWN — Township trustees are expected to pass a zoning change this month for about seven


But Strickland, others oppose early release

YOUNGSTOWN — Robert F. Hagan isn’t the only state legislator from the Mahoning Valley who wants to

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GAME TIME

GAME TIME Tonight Who: Scrappers vs. Lowell Spinners First pitch: 7:05 Radio: WNIO-AM (1390)


Verdict is bittersweet for doctor’s friends

The co-executors of the doctor’s estate will go to court to prevent the widow from profiting.


ARENA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

ARENA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS WILD CARD National Conference June 29: Philadelphia 41, Orlando 26


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER EASTERN CONFERENCE WLTPtsGFGA D.C. United742232317 New England634222416


American Conference

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Videos tout new slogan for downtown

The two promo videos will be officially unveiled Wednesday downtown. YOUNGSTOWN — When it


Life or death for Moonda? Jurors will decide

She could become only the third woman on federal death row. AKRON — A pile of crumpled tissue


Bucs top Cubs to pad streak

Pittsburgh won, 8-4, for its fourth straight victory. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Nady homered and


NOTEBOOK \ NASCAR

Rain washes out Busch race: Rain washed out Friday night’s Busch Series race at Daytona


MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards. This week’s standards:

MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards. This week’s standards:


Roddick folds, just two points from victory, in quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Two points. That’s how far Andy Roddick was from getting another crack