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Packers top the Steelers in Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super XLV. Read the story and all

Lowellville, Ursuline and Struthers earn top seeds for girls basketball tournaments

By JOE SCALZO mineral ridge Once again, the Lowellville Rockets earned the

UPDATED: Two arrested after early-morning shooting near YSU

Police arrested two Youngstown men in their early twenties Sunday afternoon who are believed to have opened fire at an off-campus house, killing one man and injuring 11 others early Sunday.

List of dead and wounded in YSU off-campus shootings includes six students

VICTIMS’ LIST Dead and wounded The Youngstown Police Department has released this list of the

Ohioans can now obtain birth certificates via statewide network

Local health departments are using a new service offered by the Ohio Department of Health that enables residents to purchase certified copies of Ohio birth certificates regardless of the county in which the birth occurred.

No. 1 Ohio State beats Minnesota 82-69

David Lighty scored 19 points and Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help top-ranked Ohio State remain unbeaten with an 82-69 victory over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday.

Woman appointed to replace Bush as head of criminal unit of prosecutor’s office

The resignation of the former chief of the prosecutor’s office criminal division will mean changes in the Mahoning County prosecutor’s office.

Woman in Boardman reports husband married another woman

Just last month, however, Boardman police took a report from a woman who said her husband married another woman.

Flaherty family celebrates 50th at dinner party

NEW MIDDLETOWN Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Flaherty of New Middletown celebrated their 50th wedding

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Anniversary Mass honors the Hamrocks

Anniversary Mass honors the Hamrocks austintown Mr. and Mrs. StephenHamrock of Austintown were

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Knights Templar honor Clegg for 60-year loyalty

YOUNGSTOWN Leland E. Clegg, 93, was honored by the Knights Templar at a recent awards banquet of

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Canfield Chapter 3104, AARP, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood

Night at the Races promises hope for Second Chance

CANFIELD Second Chance Animal Rescue has scheduled its 11th annual Night at the Races from 7 to 11

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MAHONING COUNTY Celtic Healthcare offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at seven locations in

For the Dogs event will help raise money

Goldmans in the Southern Park Mall, Sears side, will participate in a For the Dogs Fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13.


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, Austintown, Monday, blood pressure screenings 9:30


Fortnightly IV has scheduled a game night for 7 p.m. with Patty Orenic as hostess. Melinda Varner and Patty Yank will be co-hostesses.

ANNIE’S MAILBOX: After she cheated, is staying worth it?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 21 years. We hit

MASONIC GROUPS | Members will meet

MONDAY Mau Mil, an auxiliary of Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at noon at Friendly’s


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS Capt. Michael and Jacqueline (Corso) Schiemer of North Las Vegas are announcing

‘Mad About the Arts’ is a cultural event

The 15th annual “Mad About the Arts” evening of fine spirits, food, art and music will be presented

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Public library in peril next?

An architectural study recommends nearly $11 million in upgrades to the century-old Main Library at Wick and Rayen avenues.

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‘Filthy’ Canfield house gets makeover makeover

The house at 535 Brookpark Drive is well-known throughout the community as “the filthy house,” but that’s about to change.

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FAA funds may ride on sale of building

The company that purchased a building at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport’s western edge in 2009 will sell the building to the authority — at the price it paid for the building and improvements.

Antonini proposes forming land bank

Mahoning County Treasurer Lisa A. Antonini is proposing that the county commissioners authorize establishment of a county land reutilization corporation, known as a land bank.

OSU fans meet players for autograph session

Fervent followers of Ohio State football turned out by the hundreds at the Eastwood Mall on Saturday for a two-hour autograph session with four of the team’s graduating seniors.

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Event kicks off celebration

Vendors filling the Chestnut Room of Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center aimed to give community members access to products they can’t find elsewhere.

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Howland wins EOWL tourney crown

Howland came out on top at the conclusion of the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League tournament on Saturday at Salem High School.

New Face of Assisted Living

Adrien German calls the paralyzing gunshot to his head 20 years ago the best thing that ever happened to him.

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Penguins’ magic falls in overtime

YSU played toe-to-toe with the Horizon League contenders By TOM WILLIAMS

Junk King looks to Valley for franchise

A national junk-removal business is looking for someone from the area to head a franchise in the city.

Cavs lose record 24th-straight game

Associated Press CLEVELAND The losing streak has been long, painful and embarrassing. It’s now

Parent Pathways program meets needs of families

The Parent Pathways program tries to provide families with what they need.

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MAY 3 PRIMARY | Candidates and issues

Candidates running in the May 3 primary election and issues on that ballot had to file with their respective boards of elections by last Wednesday.

House Republicans go easy on budget cuts for Congress

Republicans now running the House are barely touching Congress’ generous own budget even as they take a cleaver to many domestic agencies.

Ohio bishops call for end of death penalty

Ten Catholic Church leaders in Ohio signed a statement urging the state to stop using the death penalty

Party leaders resign; regime remains

The leadership of Egypt’s ruling party stepped down Saturday as the military figures spearheading the transition tried to placate protesters.

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Tunisian police fire on crowd, killing 2 people

Police fired at an angry crowd of 1,000 attacking the police station in the northwestern town of Kef on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 17 others.

More in US opt to spend eternity with their pets

Rhona Levy has her burial planned out. She’ll be cremated, her ashes will be divided into two bright-red urns, and she’ll be taken to the cemetery.

Youngstown man arrested on discharging-firearms charge

Police arrested a man and charged him with discharging a firearm within city limits after a neighbor’s complaint.

Valley company finds success in its people, product amd productivity

He’s new to the company, but the CEO and president of Hynes Industries in Austintown is already familiar with the work ethic and reputation of his staff.

Woman, 3 kids escape house fire

A woman and three children ages 1, 5 and 10 made it out of a burning house safely Saturday evening.

Health-care fraud no longer faceless crime

Health-care fraud once was a faceless crime. Now it has a mug shot, even a smile.

US-Russia nuclear-arms treaty takes effect

A new U.S.-Russia nuclear-arms-control treaty went into effect Saturday.

Two of the NFL’s signature franchises to clash in Big D

NFL commissioners can’t root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl.

U.S. & NATIONAL NEWS DIGEST| Hackers target Nasdaq service

Hackers broke into a Nasdaq service that handles confidential communications for some 300 corporations, the company said Saturday.

Winter algae in Lake Erie benefit to food chain

When Mike McKay noticed pockets of brown water as a Canadian Coast Guard cutter broke through Lake Erie ice, he assumed mud had clouded the water.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Relay for Life schedule

Relay For Life events give people in teams of 10 to 15 an opportunity to come together to not only raise income, but to take a united stand in the fight to save lives from cancer.

METRO DIGEST | Man arrested

A man was arrested after he purportedly stabbed and cut his wife with a kitchen knife and a machete, state police in New Castle said.

METRO DIGEST | Watch meeting

Vienna Township Neighborhood Watch will have Jeff Adler, an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor, as guest speaker at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in Vienna Town Hall.

Author/counselor to sign ‘Lost No More’

Author/counselor to sign ‘Lost No More’ WARREN Author and counselor Marilyn Burns of Boardman

Selected local stocks

STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE: Aqua America, .62, 23.41 .02; Avalon Holdings,2.90—.09; Avalon Holdings,2.90—.09

Reagan defined US

Opinion: On the centenary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, I pause for another historic event: agreement with

Ohio death penalty is under attack

Opinion: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer wants Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Legislature to end

High profile murders obscure dip in violent crime in Y’town

Editorial: Though the 20 homicides last year in Youngstown are still too many for a city with a population of

One break too many already

Editorial: One break too many already Last May when Bryce D. Burke was sentenced to what most people would

Beach towns offer options for visitors

By Ellen Creager Detroit Free Press From western Louisiana down to the Texas coastal bend,

How safe is vaginal estrogen cream?

Q. I have a lengthy history of urinary-tract infections (UTIs) that occur approximately every five

YSU women routed in Green Bay

On a day when the Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s basketball team honored its alumni and first coach, the current team showed that the program is still in pretty good hands.

Sanders, Marshall Faulk headline HOF class

Associated Press DALLAS Deion Sanders always was Prime Time. Now he’s all-time. Sanders and


Curbstoners BOARDMAN The Curbstone Coaches Association will meet on Monday at noon at the Blue

Sesame Street Live goes green in show

“elmo’s green thumb” By JOHN BENSON Considering recycling and

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, here is a list of five of the best football movies of the last four

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, here is a list of five of the best football movies of the last four

Olsavsky tries for elusive ring

By TOM WILLIAMS Two years ago when the Pittsburgh Steelers were preparing to

Printer utility coverts, enhances and more

End-user software products are usually either applications or utilities. Applications are mostly

Pop culture Q&A

By Rich Heldenfels McClatchy Newspapers Q. On A&E, I liked watching a show called “Billy the

Ya gotta hand it to these snow lovers — they sure know how to turn what the rest of us merely

Ya gotta hand it to these snow lovers — they sure know how to turn what the rest of us merely

Phantoms rally but lose by one to Dubuque

By GREG GULAS Youngstown Dubuque scored three unanswered goals then withstood

Dick Angle named coach for North-South Classic

By JOE SCALZO Howland’s Dick Angle got one of the biggest honors of his

Scenic splendor

Birds, tourists spend languid days on Texas Gulf coast By Ellen Creager Detroit Free Press


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Chinese Tiger Mother now backtracking

McClatchy Newspapers Stop the presses! I interrupt this column with an important update:

Joseph Jannone a good candidate for YBA hall

I’d like to make a case for a bowler’s consideration for the Youngstown Bowling Association Hall of

Is Internet plan affected?

Q. I have a 25-GB-per-month Internet plan. I have set up my Blu-ray player to my router via an

Collectors seek popular ‘country’ furniture

Where to put clutter? How to store extra dishes or clothes or memorabilia? These are questions

Winter doldrums?

Experts offer ideas for green thumbs to keep busy while waiting for spring By Mary Beth

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS For the week ending Jan. 29

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Tick Tock” by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) 2. “The

Muslims seek to change their Hollywood story

After years of watching Muslims portrayed as terrorists in mainstream TV and movies, an advocacy group hopes to change that image.

PolishYoungstown contest seeks best vodka cocktail

Mixologists are being sought to enter Polish-Youngstown’s second annual Vodka Cocktail Contest.


Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.

Hazimihalis wins with TKO in 2nd round

Staff report MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Campbell native Chris Hazimihalis remained undefeated Friday


HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley, a United Way Agency, is the local resource for volunteer recruitment, placement and management for people of all ages and abilities in the Mahoning Valley.

County pay raises defy logic

Opinion: County pay raises defy logic We live in a city that now has more poverty and homeless than it has

BUSINESS NEWS DIGEST | JumpStart session

JumpStart Inclusion Advisors and Charter One Bank will host the second and final session in a minority business series at Youngstown State University.

Agenda Monday

Poland school board, work session, 6 p.m., high school library.

Volunteers needed to drive van for vets

Anyone interested in volunteering as a van driver to transport veterans to the Butler VA Hospital or the Lawrence County VA Clinic should attend a meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21.

Fugitive of the Week

The FBI/Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force is asking the public’s help in finding the fugitive of the week

Here’s a primer on collecting unemployment benefits

The good news is that slowly, but surely, the number of new people filing for unemployment insurance is going down a little.

LIMELIGHT | Awards, achievements

Time Warner Cable recently recognized 10 employees from Northeast Ohio as winners of the company’s Mission & Values Performance (MVP) Award program.

Villa Maria farm to begin program

The Villa Maria farm will begin a CSA, or community sustained agriculture program, this summer.

Years Ago

Today is Sunday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2011. There are 328 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

NEWSMAKERS | Amanda Knox lawyers seek to stop TV film

Lawyers for U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend have demanded that U.S. television channel Lifetime scrap a planned film about their trial.

Columbiana and Trumbull county courts filings

COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY NEW COMPLAINTS Riverwalk Holdings v. Steve Wilson, money. CACH v.

Will Penn Gaming be stopped?

Opinion: Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, founder of Quicken Loans and the developer of two Las

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 9 a.m.


BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Medical Center Diem Nguyen and Tuyen Hanh Diep Nguyen, Boardman,

Maybe county should have closed for the week

Opinion: If we had the passion of the Egyptians, how would we address our Mahoning County leaders? I think

Stoops to be in town for YSU, Mooney events

By JOE SCALZO YOUNGSTOWN In 1989, a relatively unknown college assistant from


Youngstown native and 1999 Chaney High School graduate Robert A. Rudolph was promoted to the rank of Marine Corps gunnery sergeant.

record reviews

GREGG ALLMAN Album: “Low Country Blues” (Rounder) Grade: A It was the blues that first


F.N.B. Corporation announced three executive promotions recently approved by its board of directors.