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Man, teen wounded in East Side shooting

YOUNGSTOWN — A man and a teenager were reported in stable condition late this evening after


Poland man injured in Austintown traffic accident

AUSTINTOWN — A man was injured in a one-car crash on South Meridian Road near Ferdinand Road.


Canfield water rates going up Sept. 1

CANFIELD — City water users will see a rate increase Sept. 1. The increase, 9.5 percent this


Storm is gone; destruction remains

YOUNGSTOWN — It was clear right away that this was no ordinary thunderstorm. It ripped through


Videos of downtown Ytown after 5 p.m. are a big hit

YOUNGSTOWN — People dining in restaurants, eating ice cream outside, listening to musicians,


Columbiana 2008 spending could be set in November

LISBON — The Columbiana County commissioners plan to have the 2008 appropriations done by Nov.


Bradford gets 17 1/2 years in prison for Moonda shooting

AKRON — A federal judge complied with an agreement that gave the man who shot Mercer County,


Full text: Moonda nephew's letter to court tells depth of loss

<em>Dr. Faroq Moonda, nephew of slain urologist Dr. Gulam Moonda, submitted the following


Lady Bird Johnson dead at 94

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and


Ohio sues Mahoning County for polluting waterways

YOUNGSTOWN — The state has sued the Mahoning County commissioners, alleging excessive


Man gets sentenced to halfway house for sixth DUI

YOUNGSTOWN — A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to four months in a halfway house, followed


Man threatens his mother; charged with menacing

LIBERTY — A local man has been charged with aggravated menacing after police say he threatened


Struthers stadium renovation starts

STRUTHERS — The east stands of Struthers High School Football Stadium had stood since the


Strickland gets good marks in poll

COLUMBUS — A majority of Ohioans give Gov. Ted Strickland high marks through his first six

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Early College gets a new dean

YOUNGSTOWN —  Youngstown Early College is getting a new dean. The city school board has


Today's rain wasn't much help

Although the 45-minute downpour of rain the Valley received earlier today cooled things off for the


Home sales continue to lag

The local real estate market continues to lag behind last year. For June, home sale prices, the


Tom-Tom creates a sound for Youngstown

WARREN — Tom-Tom aims to put the Mahoning Valley on the musical map while maintaining creative


This band has no problem with a little distortion

Social Distortion is alive and well in 2007. In terms of music that emanated out of Orange County,


Sugarland keeps making hits, now as a duo

And then there were two. That was the overwhelming feeling of Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles


SNPJ prepares for Slovenefest

BOROUGH OF SNPJ, Pa. — Join SNPJ members and friends at the SNPJ Recreation Center in Lawrence


Like father (Sting), like son (Sumner)

Ever since Fiction Plane’s Joe Sumner decided to venture into a career in music, the singer-


Butler to sponsor arts camp for children

YOUNGSTOWN — The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., will host its annual Summer


Awakened, man threatens to shoot mom

LIBERTY — A man is charged with aggravated menacing after police say he threatened his mother


'Best Potter film yet' opens

The best Potter film yet opened this morning at 12:01 am.   "Harry Potter and the Order of the


High-speed chase ends badly for suspect

AUSTINTOWN — A high-speed chase turned foot chase put a 45-year-old Youngstown man in the


United Way chief to retire

YOUNGSTOWN — Don Cagigas will retire as president and chief professional officer of the


State patrol promotions announced

SOUTHINGTON — Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael A. Harmon has been promoted to lieutenant


One burglary, two attempted, on Mahoning Avenue

AUSTINTOWN — Three Mahoning Avenue businesses were the target of burglaries Monday night.


It's happening downtown

YOUNGSTOWN — People dining in restaurants, eating ice cream outside, listening to musicians,


Bradford gets 17 years in prison

AKRON — Damian Bradford, the man who killed Dr. Gulam Moonda on the Ohio Turnpike, was


Cheap gas for Wednesday

The price of gas appears to be on the rise again, as many of the stations around the area have


Brookfield superintendent comes to Niles school

NILES — Michael Notar, who resigned as Brookfield schools   superintendent in May, has


Flood relief in sight for Austintown neighborhood

AUSTINTOWN — Mahoning County will help with a project to curb flooding on a street where


ENGAGEMENTS | Plans announced for couples

<em>You'll find wedding plans announced for the following couples in today's Vindicator and on


Benefit yard sale set by BRCA Warriors

HUBBARD — A yard sale will be held by the BRCA Warriors, Karen Watson of Hubbard and Rachel


Events announced for nursing alumni

SALEM — The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Alumni Association will meet at noon


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS | Sit-down and takeout meals

<em>A listing of food sales and dinners is published Wednesday. Please submit information for


Services set for YSU provost

YOUNGSTOWN — Services for Dr. Robert K. Herbert, Youngstown State University provost and vice


Potter mania strikes the Valley

BOARDMAN — Robes, wands, lightning bolts, round wire-rimmed glasses and T-shirts, all


Vindy.com News Podcast for July 11, 2007

The Vindy.com podcast for Wednesday, July 11 is available in the file below. Hear the day’s


JFK’s Kokrak unhappy with Amateur course

After shooting 70, he said the Springfield course was set up poorly. SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The big


Future is bright for Todd Martin

His transition from the outfield to first base hasn’t hurt his hitting ability. NILES — Todd


Students face charges in career center fire

A teacher wasn’t in the room when the fire started. CANFIELD — Investigators have charged a


ON AREA DIAMONDS \ Youth baseball & softball

TRI-T PONY (13-14) Classic Division Canfield 10, Howland 9 Canfield 11, Howland 10 — In the


Lack of rainfall would hinder sewer study

WARREN — Though the lack of rain has reached drought proportions in some areas of the country, the


Substation targets plaza crime

CORNERSBURG — A new police substation aims to address crime in a retail area and can be used by


Rondinelli captures Mantle tournament

STRUTHERS — Rondinelli Tuxedo scored six times in the bottom of the fourth inning in defeating


Traffic stop ends in chase, arrest

YOUNGSTOWN — Police said an effort to stop a vehicle with darkly tinted windows ended with more


ARENA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

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


Seventh person shows interest in taking seat on Poland council

POLAND — A seventh person has submitted a letter of interest in the vacant village council seat.


Man sues apartment complex on behalf of his murdered sister

The woman died from head injuries after being abducted. WARREN — The brother of a 61-year-old


Center offers relief from heat

About 20 homeless people a day are turning to the Greater Youngstown Point. YOUNGSTOWN — Spare


Bonds tired following big party

The Giants’ aging slugger went 0-for-2 after staying out past his bed time. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —


Beaver Twp. assistant fire chief resigns

NORTH LIMA — Beaver Township trustees Tuesday accepted the resignation of Eric Carlson as assistant


Pope, Jones added to MLS All-Star roster

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Pope of Real Salt Lake and Cobi Jones of the Los Angeles Galaxy were among


STANDINGS New York-Penn League

Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Auburn (Blue Jays)138.619— Williamsport (Phillies)138.619— State


Penguins extend Crosby’s contract

The NHL MVP and scoring champion signed a five-year extension worth a bundle. PITTSBURGH (AP) —


More copper thefts

More copper thefts YOUNGSTOWN — Copper wire and tubing worth about $4,000 was stolen in three


Man sentenced for receiving child pornography

PITTSBURGH — A federal judge has sentenced a former Sharpsville, Pa., man to 97 months in prison,


SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Friday At Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa, Okla. (ESPN2),


MONDAY’S GAMES

MONDAY’S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled


State gets aid to improve polls for disabled voters

COLUMBUS — Local elections officials may be able to net some additional dollars from the state to


Cash is on the money as Shock cruises past Sky

She scored 20 points as Detroit rallied in the second half, 92-84. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Swin


A penguin emerges from a stump at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — A YSU groundskeeper has an eye for art. After thunderstorms a few months ago knocked


YOUNGSTOWN — Funeral services for r Dr. Robert K. Herbert, YSU provost and vice president for

YOUNGSTOWN — Funeral services for r Dr. Robert K. Herbert, YSU provost and vice president for


Union, government oppose media request

The names of steroid users would be released if the affidavits became public. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —


Angels, Mets candidates to host All-Star contests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels and New York Mets have emerged as prime candidates to


ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK \ From San Francisco

Iron Man: Not that it was close to being threatened, but Cal Ripken’s consecutive games streak is as


Hubbard Township loses another appeal in landfill case

The court said the ruling does not open the door to a landfill. HUBBARD — Those fighting to


AMERICAN LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayIntr Boston5334.609—z-5-5L-328-1425-2012-6


Study commission is up for vote

It’ll be the second government study in five years. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County


TODAY

TODAY 8:30 a.m. (VS.) Cycling: Tour de France. 6:50 p.m. (WNIO-AM 1390) Baseball: Scrappers at


Legend Mays gets San Francisco treat

The Hall of Famer was honored before Tuesday’s game. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie Mays stepped out


R&J takes 2-0 lead in B series

The defending champs beat Rondinelli 8-1 and 11-9 in the best-of-five series. STRUTHERS —


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER EASTERN CONFERENCE WLTPtsGFGA New York753242520 D.C. United752232318


NASCAR exec’s husband dies in crash

The small plane crash killed five people in Florida. SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A small plane carrying


Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park homer sparked another win over the National League.

Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park homer sparked another win over the National League. SAN FRANCISCO


Decertified candidates denied a write-in run

Disqualified independent candidates will not benefit from a second look. YOUNGSTOWN —


WOMEN’S NBA

WOMEN’S NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE WLPctGB Indiana134.765— Detroit135.722 1⁄2 New


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS

MOUNTAINEER RESULTS TUESDAY 1st—Peca Jones (Tolentino)3.402.602.20 Sweet Timber (Rini)5.803.60


Putko’s big game helps propel Roth

Girard Hardware and Callahan’s scored Warren AA victories. YOUNGSTOWN — Jim Putko had three hits


Major leagues looking to play games in Tokyo

Several teams have shown interest in playing regular season games there. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —


J.R. Niklos gets a try with Browns

J.R. Niklos, a fullback signed and released by NFL teams more than 20 times in six years, hopes his


Youngstown city schools to go for levy again

The district hopes to couple spending cuts with the tax to balance its budget. YOUNGSTOWN


Society wants to name bridge after educator

Renaming the bridge would ‘keep the McGuffey legacy alive,’ a historian says. YOUNGSTOWN —


The girls walked the stage showing off smiles and gowns.

The girls walked the stage showing off smiles and gowns. BAZETTA — Not everyone was dressed


Trumbull’s first 4-H queen for county fair looks back

Her children follow in her footsteps and win trophies for raising livestock. VIENNA — The


Services for YSU provost

Services for YSU provost YOUNGSTOWN — Services for Dr. Robert K. Herbert, YSU provost and vice


Ichiro, M’s closing in on contract

The deal may be worth close to $100 million over five years. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki is


Cancellara extends Tour lead

COMPIEGNE, France (AP) — Tour de France leader Fabian Cancellara has a message for coach Bjarne


57 schools to get funds to construct buildings

COLUMBUS — The recently signed biennial budget brought some welcome news for 57 school districts in


Selig uncommitted on Bonds

Selig uncommitted on Bonds Bud Selig still hasn’t made out his lineup card for Barry Bonds. C4.


Salem council to rethink dog laws

The chief said there have been five dog attacks in the city this year. SALEM — City officials


Boccieri lobbies for repair facility at airport

The presence of an airplane repair school at the local airport is a key factor, the senator said.


Beckham bedlam to begin

The English have been gaga over him for years, for reasons not yet fully understood on this side of


Born in Pennsylvania in 1800, McGuffey lived in Coitsville as a boy, and taught in Ohio frontier

Born in Pennsylvania in 1800, McGuffey lived in Coitsville as a boy, and taught in Ohio frontier


Herron: Only two in home during killing

A special prosecutor has been named to investigate the shooting death. WELLSVILLE — There was


LOCAL

LOCAL All-Ohio softball Poland senior shorstop Ashley Conger was named first team all-Ohio in


Selig makes no plans for Bonds

The commissioner says he’ll play it by ear if he sees Barry break the record. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —


Positively Potter

Viewers arrived as early as 8:30 p.m. for the midnight showing. BOARDMAN — Robes, wands,


BASEBALL

BASEBALL The Baseball School — individual and small group lessons are available through July 28.


TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR | Events

Here is a schedule of today’s events for the 161st Trumbull County Fair, 899 Everett-Hull Road,


CLASS B

CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES R & J TRUCKING 8, RONDINELLI 1 Rondinelli0000010—134 R&J


County sues male sex offender

WARREN — The Trumbull County prosecutor’s office has filed legal action against a man classified as


TOUR DE FRANCE

TOUR DE FRANCE Tuesday’s results At Compiegne, France Third Stage 147 miles from Waregem,


PREP SOFTBALL

PREP SOFTBALL ALL-OHIO DIVISION I AthleteGr.Pos.School Katy Potokar12SSGrove City


Suspect ID’d in Burr slaying Sunday

Gang member Dion D. Weatherspoon has been charged with murder. YOUNGSTOWN — Word on the street


Edwards here Tuesday; to focus on neighbors

The Youngstown Business Incubator is the rally’s probable location. YOUNGSTOWN — Presidential


REVIEWS

REVIEWS On Vindy.com Wondering about “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”? See what some


BOARDMAN

BOARDMAN July 3 Theft: The Ohio State Highway Patrol turned over to Boardman authorities a 21-


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