Stories published April 7, 2011
Time growing short, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement Thursday night on a compromise to cut spending and head off a midnight Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want.
A 22-year-old Cochranton man was accidently killed Thursday while he and two friends were cutting down a wooden utility pole at an abandoned residence along state Route 173 near 4691 Sandy Lake Road, French Creek Township in Mercer County.
The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously approved a consent decree in which the operator of a Youngstown “bankruptcy petition preparer” business agreed to stop what the court said was an unauthorized law practice, and to stop using the business name “Bankruptcy for Less” or any similar name in his business.
A gunman roamed the halls of an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and killed 12 children, lining them up against a wall and shooting them in the head at point-blank range as he shouted, "I'm going to kill you all!"
One of the biggest rewards for 1st Ward Councilwoman Annie Gillam is simply seeing blossoms in place of blight.
The sixth person believed involved in the kidnapping and robbery of a Beloit man Sunday surrendered to Milton Township police around 3 p.m. Thursday.
By Greg gulas firstname.lastname@example.org BOARDMAN John Birkbeck scattered six hits and struck out 11,
By JOE SCALZO email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN On Thursday afternoon, inside the Southside Boxing
18-year-old indicted in shooting death of teen
Mahoning County auditor's office gets top award
Mahoning County agencies prepare for state-funding loss
Boardman police investigating burglary
The NAACP is joining Newt Gingrich in calling for reducing the number of state and federal prisoners
HMHP opens new pulmonary research center in Youngstown
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Senate has embraced a plan to extend federally funded jobless
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending the day with small losses after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck
San Francisco (AP) — Two top Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives are resigning — one with a
YOUNGSTOWN — With a better understanding of the need for police overtime, city council members said
Man from India gets prison term in dating-site thefts
POLAND Voters will have the opportunity to ask local government officials questions about three
Pa. man gets life in prison for death of 9-year-old gir
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Monica police say an explosion that sent an object hurtling onto
Ohio uses hydrogen peroxide to fight algae in lake
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hoosier Lottery officials now say a Powerball ticket sold at a convenience store
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has all but gutted a lawsuit filed by the children of a Pittsburgh
Ohio man fleeing authorities dies in crash
Kasich denies mercy for Ohio man who killed inmate
Mahoning commissioners seeking bids to cut electric bill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A convicted sex offender pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and raping
OSHP seizes meth chemicals, stolen copper in Ohio conty
Passion mime production is Friday
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Closing arguments are under way in the trial of an ex-CIA agent from Cuba
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for an alleged national leader of the Latin Kings street gang says he’ll
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Utah say they’ll tell a judge a convicted sex offender facing
BOARDMAN Police say a purse-snatcher preying on township shoppers has struck again. A 24-year-
West Side Coalition meeting is Tuesday
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A BP official has been questioned about the roles and responsibilities of
NEW YORK (AP) — Will she be called Mia, for “missing in action”? That’s one of the top five names
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling broadly after another major earthquake hit northern Japan. The
Gloria James, LeBron's mom, arrested in Miami
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say a 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan this morning is
7.4 quake rattles Japan; tsunami warning issued
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California demographer has released a best guess of how many gay men and
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Powerball ticket worth $218 million was sold at a Circle K convenience store
NEW YORK (AP) — Fixed mortgage were essentially unchanged this week, as the average rate on the
NEW YORK (AP) — An Ohio woman who gave birth to another woman’s baby after a fertility clinic mix-up
CHICAGO (AP) — A fast-moving fire at a home on Chicago’s South Side early today left three children
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger will marry a 26-year-old physician’s assistant whom he said he
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - French forces wearing night vision goggles rappelled from a helicopter
WASHINGTON (AP) - Failing to reach agreement in late-night talks at the White House, House
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Court officials in Philadelphia say three women attacked the mother of a suspect
HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) — Two employees at a suburban Philadelphia assisted living facility are facing
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A defense attorney says a coin purse mistakenly destroyed by police is the key to
The engagement and upcoming marriage of Megan Marie Aliulis, daughter of Edward and Roberta Aliulis
HUBBARD Patrick and Marian Sebastiano of Hubbard announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie
LOWELLVILLE Robert and Daria Travaline of Lowellville are announcing the engagement of Kirsten
WEST MIDDLESEX, PA. The engagement of Katie Elisabeth Repko and John Nicholas Sabo, both of
Rebecca L. Basista of Lowellville and Robert S.M. Komara of Canfield are engaged to be married,
Abhijit and Anna (O’Neil) Ghosh of San Francisco are announcing the birth of a daughter, Somashri
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Altar and Rosary Society will have a card and bingo party at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church hall.
By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I’ve been close friends with “Lucy” since high
Dear Heloise: I really appreciated the hint that was sent in concerning mowing the lawn for families
City council members say they want more details before considering changing the food-and-beverage vendor at the city-owned Covelli Centre.
Donald D’Alesio returns to his natural position By Joe Scalzo firstname.lastname@example.org YOUngstown As
Shawn E. Davis saved his own life, one year to the day after he took the life of 23-month-old Makenzie McBride.
It’s not uncommon for high school athletes to toss the pigskin around in their downtime.
First, the good news: The Youngstown Phantoms are still alive for a playoff berth in the United States Hockey League.
Tom Siesto held up a small box for state lawmakers to see. Inside, he said, were the cremated remains of his beloved family dog Nitro, a Rottweiler that died as a result of extreme neglect by a Youngstown kennel operator.
BASEBALL Lowellville 9, McDonald 8
Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration is among less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.
Ohio State opens the 2013 season against Vanderbilt and skips Minnesota each of the next four years under the Big Ten’s new divisional setup.
A local senior-living complex soon will be transformed into an Internet sweepstakes cafe.
The Ohio House passed legislation to shorten the name of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, commonly known by the acronym NEOUCOM.
The Indians kept the Red Sox winless on Wednesday night with their third straight victory, 8-4 over one of baseball’s big spenders, who are now 0-5.
City council approved a union contract with workers in the street department and water plant at its meeting Wednesday night.
Township police charged five people and are looking for a sixth for their alleged involvement in a robbery and kidnapping scheme.
Ohioans would be able to force recall elections for Gov. John Kasich and other state officeholders, under legislation being introduced by two Democrats in the Ohio House.
America has the Grammys, the Emmys and the Oscars. Glenwood Middle School also has the Glennys.
The display of vintage Mill Creek MetroParks postcards is set up in the Melnick Museum at Fellows Riverside Gardens through January 2012.
Time growing short, Congress’ leaders reported making headway Wednesday in talks to cut spending and avert a partial government shutdown.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appealed directly to President Barack Obama on Wednesday to end what Gadhafi called “an unjust war.”
Local student competes in Ohio Geographic Bee By Karl Henkel email@example.com BOARDMAN For
Mayor Jay Williams said he won’t veto city council’s decision to move $555,000 from the police department’s overtime budget to hire new officers.
A proposal to relocate a scrap-metal supplier to V&M Star to an East Side industrial area — and the $280,000 in cash the city was going to receive as part of the deal — is dead.
Richard Gozur, principal at Campbell Memorial High School, said students had an impromptu memorial service Wednesday for teacher Michael “Mickey” Soroka, 49, who died Tuesday morning.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of laid-off former Warren city Service Operations Director Frank M. Tempesta in his bid to be rehired to a similar job to the one he previously held.
Until he tried a marijuana look-alike product called “K2,” David Rozga’s most dubious decision was getting a Green Bay Packers tattoo on his shoulder.
A couple convicted of falling asleep in a house they were supposedly burglarizing will spend the next 90 days in jail after admitting to a judge they had been using drugs while out on bond.
Social Security checks would still go out. So would tax payments and refunds for e-filed returns. Soldiers would remain on duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sailors off the coast of Libya.
Michael Clarett, 30, of Ravenwood Avenue, will be arraigned Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on felony drug charges.
Kindergarten is the foundation upon which a child’s education is built.
Nothing surprises acoustic rocker Mike Gibbons, who went to high school in Wooster and later lived in Thailand, Egypt and elsewhere.
Illness has forced Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band to postpone tonight’s concert at Quicken Loans Arena to May 26.
Mahoning Valley residents enrolled in debit-card rewards programs or free checking accounts could see those programs ending in coming months.
Hae-Jong Lee is plunking keys on a piano in his office at Youngstown State University.
Considering Buffalo, NY, is home, the Goo Goo Dolls — singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin — have quite a history in Northeast Ohio.
French classical guitar virtuoso Florian Larousse, 22, will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bliss recital hall on the Youngstown State University campus.
Glenn Beck is leaving his Fox News Channel show later this year. The network and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, announced the departure on Wednesday.
It has been a long, long five months since the Cavaliers won consecutive games — so long that coach Byron Scott doesn’t even remember it.
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Barry Bonds’ confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness.
As she wrapped up the five-hour hearing on the legality of the NFL lockout, the federal judge overseeing the case said she’d take “a couple of weeks” to rule on the players’ request to return to work.
More than 40 bodies have been found in a mass grave in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas.
On the far end of the course Wednesday, near the only palm tree at Augusta National, Lee Westwood rolled long putts across the fourth green as he practiced alone on a quiet afternoon before the Masters.
Births ValleyCare NorthSide Medical center Stephanie M. Buzzelli and Joseph Sokol, Austintown,
Instability, even unrest. Major changes at the top. Uncertainty for the future.
Michael Jackson was on the brink of financial ruin when he agreed to do his “This is It” concert tour, and his fear of failure drove him to take desperate measures that killed him, a lawyer for his doctor said.
Although musicians Matthew Boser and Nelson Crain were born and bred in America, their music has the merry kick and jovial spirit of something spawned upon the craggy shores of the Emerald Isle.
No more playing the patsy on the road for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Today is Thursday, April 7, the 97th day of 2011. There are 268 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED
Opinion: It’s not ideal but funding the federal government two or three weeks at a time is cutting spending
Walk MS Mahoning Valley, sponsored by Giant Eagle and EMD Serono/Pfizer, is April 30 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
Agave Azul Mexican Restaurant, 3620 Starrs Center Drive, Canfield; 330-533-6520 Sat: Rock n Roll
Agenda Friday Springfield Township trustees, special meeting, 10:30 a.m., administration
CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.
The knights-errant — strong emphasize on the errant — behind the adventure comedy “Your Highness” spend more time wallowing in medieval filth than weaving clever laughs and engaging action.
Tony Perone, director of the Youngstown Boys & Girls Club, is the speaker for Wednesday’s meeting of The First Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
AUDITIONS ACTORS “Camille,SDRq Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Auditions will
A TGI Friday’s in Idaho has a beef with whoever took its giant hamburger trophy.
Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .62, 23.01 .07 Avalon
Men and women will compete head-to-head and the number of categories has been reduced by more than 30 in the biggest overhaul in the 53-year history of the Grammys.
Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Movie theaters are making a melodrama out of a molehill by resisting a proposal
Unemployment rates are falling in most metro areas across the country, suggesting that recent nationwide gains in hiring are widespread and not limited to a few healthy regions.
Victorian Players Theater will unveil its upcoming season next week with a little extra fanfare,
TODAY Onstage The Best of Broadway “You Raise Me Up,SDRq 7:30 p.m., W.D. Packard Music Hall,
New This week Arthur (PG-13) A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he
Opinion: WASHINGTON Several weeks ago, when President Obama reportedly assured congressional leaders that
On the top floor of St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, doctors and nurses watch banks of video feeds, peering in on intensive-care patients at rural hospitals across the Midwest.
Editorial: Between them, the cities of Youngstown and Warren have 86,609 parcels of land, of which a
“csi: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION” (9 p.m., CBS): She’s ba-a-a-a-ck. Melinda Clarke, the dominatrix
Opinion: WASHINGTON At fancy Washington dinner parties decades ago, it was the custom for men and women to
Opinion: Taking time to raise awareness April is autism awareness month. Autism is a disorder that now
Opinion: Conservative Utah has bucked the national GOP trend of embracing hard-line laws meant to make states
Q. I suffered from psoriasis on my hands and elbows for more than 22 years. I accidentally