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New brochure aims to increase Columbiana County tourism

A new group has created a new brochure to lure tourists to Columbiana County.


Joy Cone expanding, adding workers

Joy Cone Co., the nation’s No. 1 supplier of ice-cream cones, is about to invest $10 million to expand its production and warehouse facilities at its plant on Lamor Road.


Poland softball advances with 12-2 win

Poland defeated Tallmadge 12-2 in a Division II softball regional semifinal on Wednesday. The


South Range softball advances

South Range defeated Waterloo 1-0 in a Division III softball regional semifinal game at Massillon


YSU baseball wins in Horizon tournament

Youngstown State defeated UIC, 8-4, in the first round of the Horizon League baseball tournament in


Open house set at the ‘old’ Girard high school

GIRARD Girard City School District will hold an open house at the “old” Girard High School Sunday


Ohio has most stimulus-funded water projects

Ohio has most stimulus-funded water projects


Bill would decriminalize ‘sexting’

COLUMBUS — Teens who use electronic devices to send naked pictures of themselves or other teens


KSU announces tuition increases this fall

KSU announces tuition increases this fall


Veteran TV host Art Linkletter dies at 97

Art Linkletter dead at 97


City will require landlords to pay a per-unit fee

A rental registration program will improve the quality of life in the city’s neighborhoods by


Governor names new public safety director

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland moved quickly Wednesday to name a new Department of Public Safety


FDA puts liver-damage warning on weight-loss pills

FDA puts liver-damage warning on weight-loss pills


Interest rates rise on positive economic data

Interest rates rise on positive economic data


Ohio judges get new jury rules for Twitter, e-mails

Ohio judges get new jury rules for Twitter, e-mails


Facebook to simplify privacy controls

Facebook to simplify privacy controls


Prisoner in Youngstown lockup gets more time for threatening Obama

Prisoner in Youngstown lockup gets more time for threatening Obama


Mercer commissioners meet Thursday at high school

Mercer commissioners meet Thursday at high school


Coast Guard OKs 'top kill' plan to stop oil geyser

Coast Guard OKs 'top kill' plan to stop geyser


Treasury Department: AIG in better shape to repay bailout

Treasury Department: AIG in better shape to repay bailout


Pa. State Police chase car going wrong way on turnpike

Pa. State Police chase car going wrong way on turnpike


Gov. Strickland names replacement to rejected safety director

Strickland names replacement to rejected safety director


Youngstown to launch three summer school programs

The state Academic Distress Commission overseeing the city school district’s efforts to emerge from


Pa. man charged with stealing cattle

Pa. man charged with stealing cattle


Foreigners use pill more; sterilization less

Foreigners uses pill more; sterilization less


Factory orders and new home sales rise in April

Factory orders and new home sales rise in April


Stocks add to gains after April home sales jump

Stocks add to gains after April home sales jump


Authorities say students brawl at Cleveland zoo

Authorities say students brawl at Cleveland zoo


Bottle bomb left in Ohio portable toilet

Bottle bomb left in Ohio portable toilet


Ohio Supreme Court nixes state appeal over smoking ad

Ohio Supreme Court nixes state appeal over smoking ad


Text scam targets Ohio welfare recipients

Text scam targets Ohio welfare recipients


Air Force to hear sex harassment charges against Ohio officer

Air Force to hear sex harassment charges against Ohio officer


Cabbie says he got stiffed on Tenn.-to-Ohio fare

Cabbie says he got stiffed on Tenn.-to-Ohio fare


Space shuttle Atlantis lands for final time

Space shuttle Atlantis lands for final time


Submissions for Honor Garden bricks due by Monday

The deadline for memorial or honorary brick submissions to be placed in spring 2010 at the Mercer County Courthouse Memorial and Honor Garden is Monday.


Man robbed of shirt, hat

A 30-year-old Glenellen Avenue man told police he was robbed of his shirt and hat at gunpoint and then forced to ride around with the robber looking for a drug dealer.


Annual Memorial outdoor spin and children's fun run set at downtown Y

The Youngstown Central YMCA will have two events for residents celebrating Memorial Day beginning at 7:45 a.m. Saturday.


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Col. Louis J. Campbell VFW Post 3538, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers, will serve


SOCIETY DIGEST || Second plant sale planned in park

Second plant sale planned in park BOARDMAN If you missed last week’s Holborn Herb Growers


HELOISE: Keep coffee lasting longer

Dear Heloise: I’m sure that you get millions of suggestions each day, but I was a little


ANNIE’S MAILBOX: Friend fixed car, caused problems

Dear Annie: My father and I co-own a vehicle. I recently had a mechanic friend install parts for me


Local drill team sweeps competition

VIENNA For the first time in history, the cadets of the Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron’s 051

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Automatic recount set for Lakeview levy

The automatic recount for the Lakeview school levy will be conducted at 9 a.m. next Wednesday at Trumbull County Board of Elections.


Mahoning County Probate Court magistrate retires

Atty. Richard L. Burgess retired Friday as chief magistrate of the Mahoning County Probate Court.


Copper pipe stolen from North Side home

A North Side man told police someone stole the copper pipes from his basement while he was out of his house Monday.


Valley jobless rate dips to lowest since 2008

By GRACE WYLER gwyler@vindy.com youngstown Unemployment in the Mahoning Valley dropped to its


Boardman girls team ready for regional

By JON MOFFETT jmoffett@vindy.com Boardman Senior


Catale says critic has political agenda

By HAROLD gwin gwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The president of the Youngstown Board of Education

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Poland team has payback in mind today

By TOM WILLIAMS williams@vindy.com POLAND The Poland High softball team’s 2010 Redemption Tour

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I-80 crash casts pall on family occasion

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Three people killed Monday afternoon in a rear-end

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Columbiana, W. Reserve in Div. IV regional

Staff report Sports@vindy.com Scott Knox is getting used to coaching in the regional

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City requires landlords to register properties

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Rental-property owners will be required to


Clayton, 4 others earn Horizon recognition

Special to The Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN As first reported on Tuesday, Youngstown State senior Tom

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Poland schools seek 5-year emergency levy

By DENISE DICK denise_dick@vindy.com poland Poland School District voters will be asked this

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Talbot tough for Cleveland

Associated Press CLEVELAND Mitch Talbot pitched more like a Cy Young winner than the actual Cy


Doumit homers as Bucs beat Reds

Associated Press CINCINNATI The Pirates’ best hitter on the road gets even better when he’s down


Letter from Syria prompts bomb scare

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A letter, considered suspicious by police,


Sixth-graders display their global studies

By D.A. WILKINSON wilkinson@vindy.com COLUMBIANA There’s nothing like pastries to help end a


Bill would benefit WRTA riders

By DENISE DICK denise_dick@vindy.com youngstowN U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is one of


Dissenters in Oakhill purchase state their case

John B. Reardon, left, former Mahoning County treasurer, speaks to reporters at a news conference at the Covelli Centre concerning the county’s purchase of Oakhill Renaissance Place as county Auditor Michael V. Sciortino, center, and Commissioner John A. McNally IV confer. Reardon, Sciortino and McNally said Tuesday that mounting Oakhill-related bills have substantiated their objections to the purchase.

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Man reports being robbed of shirt, hat

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A 30-year-old Glenellen Avenue man told police he was robbed of his


Suns bench delivers victory in Game 4

Associated Press PHOENIX The Phoenix bench finally delivered as advertised, and it could hardly


‘Security clubs’ show sharing the pain helps lessen it

Opinion: By ARLIE HOCHSCHILD Los Angeles Times The jobless in the United States lose far more than their


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .58, 17.01 .02 Avalon


Mideast peace: a global issue

Opinion: By Saad Hariri Los Angeles Times In the fall of 1991, I was an undergraduate student at


Magistrate retires

Magistrate retires YOUNGSTOWN Atty. Richard L. Burgess retired Friday as chief magistrate of the


Who wants Middle East peace; who doesn’t?

Opinion: A new poll of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza provides a startling conclusion: Fully one-


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY drawings multistate Mega Millions 5-14-17-19-24 Mega Ball25 Tuesday’s Mega


2 injured in one-vehicle crash in Liberty

STAFF REPORT news@vindy.com Liberty Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident on


Two deadly Trumbull crashes raise questions about causes

Editorial: We’ll stipulate that we don’t know what was going in the cab of the tractor-trailer in the seconds


Firm opposition

Dissenters in Oakhill Renaissance Place purchase state their case Trio continues to deny


Board officially accepts Webb’s resignation

Board officially accepts Webb’s resignation By HAROLD GWIN gwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The

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Boardman police calls

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman: May 21 Felonious assault:


Body of wrong baby cremated

Associated Press COLUMBUS The body of a 14-month-old boy was cremated by mistake in a morgue


Video shows cows beaten at farm

Associated Press CLEVELAND Graphic video released to The Associated Press by an animal-welfare


US defense sloppy as Czechs win 4-2

Associated Press EAST HARTFORD, Conn. The Czech Republic exposed the United States’ defensive


Contract awarded to demolish old schools

Staff report WARREN The Warren Board of Education has awarded a contract of $1,063,586 to C.


Nation & World Digest

Obama to send troops to border WASHINGTON Under pressure to take action, President Barack Obama


The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities has found ways to control costs during tough

The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities has found ways to control costs during tough


FBI continues probe of Murtha

Associated Press WASHINGTON Even after death, John Murtha remains mired in controversy. On


Choir must do community service

Associated Press COLUMBUS On a recent Monday evening, David Brown was inhaling peanut-butter


Michigan admits to violations in football

Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. The University of Michigan has been playing football for more


Ohio Senate votes against embattled safety chief

Associated Press COLUMBUS The state Senate voted Tuesday against confirming a high-level


Keeping track of earmarks

Opinion: Keeping track of earmarks Columbus Dispatch: When a person donates money to a politician or signs


newsmakers

newsmakers Dennis Quaid sues drug maker in scare LOS ANGELES Actor Dennis Quaid has sued the


BP engineers prepare for ‘top kill’

Associated Press washington Marking five disastrous weeks, BP readied yet another attempt to


Bracelets sold only to select markets

Associated Press NEW YORK If an alcohol-monitoring bracelet can keep celebrities such as Lindsay


YMCA schedules 2 Saturday events

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Central YMCA will have two events for residents


N. Korea moves to cut all ties with S. Korea

Los Angeles Times BEIJING A defiant North Korea said late Tuesday it would sever all ties with


Judge commits woman to mental-health facility

Staff report WARREN A Trumbull County judge has committed to a Massillon mental-health facility


$2.364M in stimulus money to fund 5 paving projects

Staff report LIBERTY Federal stimulus money in the amount of $2,364,000 will fund five Trumbull


Super Bowl headed north

Associated Press IRVING, Texas Check the antifreeze, grab the mittens, make sure the airport’s


Proposal to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in doubt

Associated Press WASHINGTON A lukewarm endorsement from Defense Secretary Robert Gates and


Flyers are confident going into NHL finals

Associated Press VOORHEES, N.J. Jeff Carter walks by a framed photo of the Philadelphia Flyers’


Academic-recovery plan to target all grades

By HAROLD GWIN gwin@vindy.com BOARDMAN An emphasis on pre- kindergarten literacy, a focus on


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday ABC Water and Storm Water District trustees, 1 p.m., Boardman Township Government


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for May 17-23. Listings include the

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for May 17-23. Listings include the week’s


2 Cleveland policemen suspended without pay

Associated Press CLEVELAND Two Cleveland police officers have been suspended for six months


Valley does not need jobs; it sorely needs an industry

Opinion: Is Rush ghost writing now? Two key phrases in a recent diatribe explicitly reflect the ideology


Roddick advances with five-set win

Grand slam tennis at Roland Garros Associated Press PARIS Andy Roddick’s preparation for this


Consumer confidence increases

Associated Press NEW YORK Americans are feeling better about their job prospects, pushing


MDD board has control of finances

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN Mahoning County Board of Developmental

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US: 89 deaths tied to Toyotas

Associated Press WASHINGTON The government says unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles may


Clemens’ ex-trainer testifies to grand jury

Associated Press WASHINGTON The star witness in a possible perjury case against Roger Clemens


Curry mixes up colleges in speech

Associated Press BOSTON When “Today” show news anchor Ann Curry delivered the commencement


Closure of A&L landfill to begin

By D.A. WILKINSON wilkinson@vindy.com LISBON Work will begin after Memorial Day to finally


Dow dips below 10,000 then bounces back up

Associated Press NEW YORK A rally pushed the Dow Jones industrials back over 10,000 after the


YEARS AGO

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2010. There are 219 days left in the year, ASSOCIATED


FRENCH OPEN NOTEBOOK

Sharapova’s groove: Maria Sharapova figures there’s no reason she should keep coming up short on the


GOP blasts Dem Sestak

Associated Press BLUE BELL, Pa. Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey said Tuesday that “it


Death-row suicide attempt cost taxpayers

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio paid about $6,000 in medical bills to treat a condemned man who


Prolific produce

Fresh ideas crop up from an abundance of fresh vegetables By Susan M. SELASKY Detroit Free Press


Surplus food

Surplus food Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, various commodities,


Patrick still not happy with car

Associated Press NEW YORK Danica Patrick knows there isn’t enough time before the Indianapolis


Leftwich likely Steelers’ starter

Associated Press PITTSBURGH The competition to temporarily replace Ben Roethlisberger as the


Paint companies can’t recover defense costs

Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. Three companies that sold lead-based paint and were sued by


Carrie & company head to Dubai The gal pals return in ‘Sex 2’

By Robert W. BUTLER Kansas City Star The prototypical “Ugly American” of the 1960s was a loud,


GRATE Grillin’

Spice up burgers at your next cookout Family Features There’s nothing like the “grate” taste


Teenage convert faces surgery for cancer

Associated Press COLUMBUS A teenager who converted to Christianity and ran away from her Ohio


Fey to get nation’s top humor prize

Associated Press WASHINGTON The woman known for her impression of Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night


For fun, fruity desserts, recipes are as easy as pie

Family Features Berry season means colors, tastes and aromas that are sure to please. With a


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Health Center Jenny Storti and Neil Necastro, Youngstown, girl, May 24.


Years ago

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2010. There are 219 days left in the year, ASSOCIATED


Mahoning County Court filings

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Daniel P. Conley, 22, of 50 Lexington Place,


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