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Scrappers lose, 9-6

Following an 83-minute rain delay, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers dropped a 9-6 decision to the

Forum, nurses' union to return to talks

YOUNGSTOWN — Negotiations between Forum Health and the Ohio Nurses’

Warren's West Side residents blast school board

WARREN — With tears in her eyes, Susan Moore expressed her anger toward the Warren Board of News Podcast for July 18, 2007

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Jamael Tito Brown resigns as Y'town's HRC director

YOUNGSTOWN — Jamael Tito Brown, the Democratic nominee for Youngstown City Council’s 3rd

U.S. House proposes to add Mahoning, Trumbull to ARC

YOUNGSTOWN —  The U.S. House approved a bill that includes a provision to include

Michelakis steps down in Sept. as Trumbull Co. treasurer

WARREN — Trumbull County Treasurer Christ Michelakis has decided to retire early. Michelakis,

Edwards Live | SRO crowd

YOUNGSTOWN — The small conference room at the Youngstown Business Incubator was filled to

Pa. rabies vaccination program under way

The annual oral rabies vaccination baiting program, which helps control rabies in wild animals, is

Edwards Live | The presidential candidate calls Youngstown a "national model"

YOUNGSTOWN — Presidential hopeful John Edwards described Youngstown as a "national model" for

Hospital ceremonial groundbreaking is Wednesday

BOARDMAN — A ceremonial groundbreaking event for the new Mahoning Valley Hospital was to be

Damage set at $15K at Canfield Road

YOUNGSTOWN — Damage was estimated at $15,000 in a fire that damaged the home of Betty and

Edwards Live | Edwards listens to women's stories

Presidential hopeful John Edwards spoke to four women about their struggles to turn their lives

Mill Creek Park employee dies in accident

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Coroner’s office has ruled the death of a Mill Creek

Boardman police investigate break-ins

BOARDMAN — Police are investigating reports of two break-ins and one near break-in of

Telephone call helps police stop rape

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — An interrupted telephone conversation helped catch a man sexually assaulting

Man gets 10 years for four robberies

YOUNGSTOWN — A Boardman man who pleaded guilty to four store robberies has been sentenced to

Plaque honors saviors of St. James Meeting House

BOARDMAN — Boardman Park District installed a plaque paid for by resident and philanthropist

Burglars net big-screen TV

YOUNGSTOWN — Police said someone broke into an apartment in the 600 block of McBride Street

Fund set up to aid family of fire victim

YOUNGSTOWN — A community fund has been established to assist the family of Dereisha J. Felder

Edwards Live | Presidential candidate to tout his education plan

Presidential hopeful John Edwards will introduce a plan today to promote economically-diverse

Youngstown to lease county land for water tank

YOUNGSTOWN — The transfer of Boardman land owned by Mahoning County to Youngstown for a new

ATM theft at St. E's foiled

YOUNGSTOWN — City police said Humility of Mary Health Partners police foiled the attempted

Drum and bugle corp competition will be in Salem

SALEM — Don’t call them bands. Audrey Null, executive director for the Salem Area

Columbiana quilt raffle tickets on sale

LISBON — Raffle tickets are on sale for the Columbiana County “Grandstand Quilt.”

Cheapest gas | $2.859 in Austintown

The cheapest gas in the area today is $2.859 at the BP on 890 N. Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown,

Kiwanis International holds 92nd convention

SAN ANTONIO — Western Mahoning County Kiwanis Club was represented by member Barbara Smith at

Quilters seat new slate of officers

CANFIELD — That Quilt Group I Belong To installed a slate of officers during a recent ceremony

Masonic banquet to be at Radisson

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. — Brothers of Calumet Lodge 25, F&AM, has scheduled its annual Masonic

Community picnic to be in Mineral Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge Firemen’s Association will hold a community picnic from 4

Bodyboxing show to benefit church

NILES — Rusty Rosenberger, the innovator of   the Bodyboxing fitness program, will

Volleyball tournament to be played in the mud

GROVE CITY, Ohio — Beulah Park in Grove City will be the site for the 22nd annual Mud

White elephant sale is Saturday

AUSTINTOWN — Members of Austintown Salvation Army, 6431 Mahoning Ave., will hold a white

BMW drive is Thursday

WARREN — The Ultimate Drive for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held

REUNIONS | Classes, families plan upcoming activities

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Head-butting teammates Stewart, Hamlin declare truce

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Denny Hamlin refused to quietly take teammate Tony Stewart’s criticism,

Roth Brothers finish 24-0

The Youngstown Class AA regular season champs begin playoffs Wednesday. YOUNGSTOWN — The Roth


SUNDAY’S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3 Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 3

Teammates Beachum, Hill inch closer to college choices

YOUNGSTOWN — Mooney senior Brandon Beachum has heard plenty of outside advice about where he should

Toxic mold postpones court action

A McDonald company will clean up the mold in the Cortland court. CORTLAND — Trumbull County


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS MONDAY 1st—Queen's Cru(Felcino)10.206.602.80 It's Waterfull

Scrappers end loss skid with 16-4 win

Mooney’s Jeff Hehr led Mahoning Valley’s rout of Tri-City with five hits. TROY, NY — The Mahoning

Tour begins last Alps stage

Leader Michael Rasmussen and the field enjoyed a day of rest Monday. VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) —

Milton Twp. Zoning Board mulls language overhaul

Officials are working to update the township’s zoning regulations. LAKE MILTON — The lake and

Annual feast day abounds with ethnic traditions

And Monday’s observance included a Mass and procession with a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel


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


GAME TIME Today Who: Scrappers vs. Staten Island First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390)


CONTACTS County auditors in Ohio are taking applications for the state’s newly expanded senior

Sixth-inning outburst carries White Sox

Cleveland narrowly missed embarrassing Chicago before losing, 11-10. CLEVELAND (AP) — Paul Konerko

Safety equipment grant

Safety equipment grant VIENNA — The Federal Aviation Administration has granted the Western

Rondinelli, Astro Falcons stay unbeaten in tourney

Rondinelli Tuxedo and Astro Falcons both are 3-0 in the Connie Mack Tournament. STRUTHERS

Cardinals senior QB picks ND

Losing out in the end were top schools Ohio State, Stanford and Michigan. YOUNGSTOWN — With a

Penguins receive national honors

DT Mychal Savage is a preseason first-team All-America selection. CHICAGO, Ill. — Three Youngstown

1. Northbrook, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb.

1. Northbrook, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb. 2. Blacklick Estates, Ohio, near Columbus. 3.

Motorcycle run planned

Motorcycle run planned WARREN — The second annual Sgt. Chuck Sines Memorial Motorcycle Run will be

Family, friends speak in Moonda penalty phase

Friends say she changed after her father’s 1998 death. AKRON — Donna Moonda’s friends and

Police: Shooting may have been random

YOUNGSTOWN — Police are trying to determine whether a city man shot and killed on Shehy Street was

Scrapper skid-snapper

Scrapper skid-snapper The Mahoning Valley Scrappers ended their three-game losing streak Monday

MOLD Some facts

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure include allergic reactions,

PONY Softball national set to open on Saturday

There is still time to enter a team in the 18-under or 16-under age divisions. WARREN — Thanks

Hubbard councilman wants the city to hire its own engineer

The fire district legislation will go to a third reading in two weeks. HUBBARD — A councilman

Carnoustie’s weather changes keeps golfers guessing, hoping

Defending champion Tiger Woods played through the worst of it on Monday. CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP)

Mahoning Valley seniors gladly applying for tax break

Income eligibility ceilings have been lifted for the senior real estate tax break. COUNTY

Developers sued over storm water discharge violations

The suit seeks up to a $10,000-a-day fine against the developers. YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio Atty. Gen.

Salem board cuts staff and programs to make ends meet

The school board decided not to ask voters to approve an additional levy. SALEM — The city

DiMaggio diaries await bidding

The Hall of Fame center fielder, who played for the Yankees from 1936 to 1951, died in 1999. NEW

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Victory Lutheran Church, 2110 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. Clothing giveaway 9

Sale is off, but water tower project in Boardman is on

YOUNGSTOWN — The transfer of Mahoning County-owned land in Boardman to Youngstown as a site for a


WOMEN’S NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE WLPctGB Indiana154.789— Detroit145.7371 New York109.5265

Race plays big role in Bonds’ HR chase

A poll shows 55 percent of minority fans want him to break the record. When it comes to rooting

TRIBE ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Positive response: The Cleveland Indians were pleased to hear their manager will be hanging around.

Boardman affordability ranked 19th by

Boardman is one of nine Ohio towns to make the affordable homes list. BOARDMAN — The township

Boccieri serious about finances

The challenger raised almost twice as much as the incumbent congressman. It didn’t take long

Rockies almost blow big lead to Pirates, 10-8

Colorado allowed an eight-run lead to dwindle before holding on to win. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt

Girl, 4, nearly walks into Market Street traffic

BOARDMAN — A 4-year-old girl got out of her father’s apartment and nearly stepped onto Market Street


2007 NFL SCHEDULE All Times Eastern (x-Sunday night games subject to change) First Week


OPENING EVENTS PONY Girls Fast Pitch Softball National Tournament opening ceremonies will be




TODAY 7:30 a.m. (VS.) Cycling: Tour de France. 2:30 p.m. (VS.) Cycling: Tour de France. 3 p.m.


TOUR DE FRANCE STANDINGS (After eight stages) 1. Michael Rasmussen, Denmark, Rabobank, 39:37:42.

Law director suggests repealing games law

It would be simpler to leave enforcement to the state, the law director said. NEWTON FALLS —

Assault at store lands man in jail

BOARDMAN — A Newton Falls man faces assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges after a

Russians, Canucks arriving for PONY tourney

Officials are encouraging locals to put out signs welcoming PONY players. WARREN — The


LOCAL Benefit golf scramble set at Lakeside LAKE MILTON — Lakeside Golf Course will host The

Brown’s departure leaves hole at tackle

Gerald Cadogan could be the key to Penn State’s Big Ten title hopes. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) —

Canfield groups look to speed up soccer fields project

A location for the new township administration building isn’t final. CANFIELD — Two soccer

Gophers player charged in rape case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota cornerback Dominic Jones, who played at Brookhaven High School in

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