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Trumbull prosecutor to Obama: Be concerned

Trumbull prosecutor to Obama: Be concerned Warren Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins


Trumbull Children Services exec is out, new leader hired

Trumbull County Children Services Board has approved the resignation of Nick Kerosky, executive director.


Board president seeks commission input on treasurer selection

Board president seeks commission input on treasurer selection Youngstown The city’ school


Browns to open season against Eagles at home

Browns to open season against Eagles at home The Cleveland Browns will open the 2012 NFL season


Steelers open NFL season at Denver in prime time

Steelers open NFL season at Denver in prime time NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning’s first game as


Billionaire Warren Buffett says he has early prostate cancer

Warren Buffett says he has early prostate cancer


Federal judge sentences men in Youngstown East Side, Campbell drug ring

Federal judge sentences men in Youngstown East Side, Campbell drug ring


Ocean Spray breaks ground on Pa. bottling plant

Ocean Spray breaks ground on Pa. bottling plant


Ohio Dems criticize provisional ballots lawsuit

Ohio Dems criticize provisional ballots lawsuit


Norway killer: ‘I would have done it again’

Norway killer: ‘I would have done it again’ OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian gunman Anders Behring


26 arrested in luxury-car theft ring with overseas ties

26 arrested in luxury-car theft ring with overseas ties


PSU says policies overseeing minors strengthened

Penn State says policies overseeing minors strengthened


Michigan lottery winner charged with welfare fraud

Michigan lottery winner charged with welfare fraud LANSING, Mich. — A 25-year-old woman who


Pro-Obama super PAC runs ad bashing Mitt Romney

Pro-Obama super PAC runs ad bashing Mitt Romney NEW YORK (AP) — An independent group supporting


Quake tests looks for ways to shore up hospitalss

Quake tests looks for ways to shore up hospitalss SAN DIEGO (AP) — Structural engineers at the


Shot fired at officers, Niles police return deadly fire

Shot fired at officers, Niles police return deadly fire NILES Police continued to investigate


Michelle Obama to visit W.Pa. air unit set to close

Michelle Obama to visit W.Pa. air unit set to close


OSU fraternity closed after hazing alleged

OSU fraternity closed after hazing alleged


Convicted murderer at death house for execution Wednesday

Convicted murderer at death house for execution Wednesday COLUMBUS — Condemned Portage County


VIDEO: Go viral? Spectacular Phantoms goal has 25,000 views

And they were put there by one of the more amazing goals you will see created at full speed.


Man electrocuted in California copper theft try

Man electrocuted in California copper theft try FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — A suspected Southern


Protests filed over new Medicaid contracts in Ohio

Protests filed over new Medicaid contracts in Ohio


Ohio prepares to execute first inmate in 6 months

Ohio prepares to execute first inmate in 6 months


Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows

Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is


Arrests made in Boardman Township Park fight

Arrests made in Boardman Township Park fight


Woman in jaywalking death wants charges dropped

Woman in jaywalking death wants charges dropped ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who faces criminal


Bank robbery late this morning in Austintown

Bank robbery late this morning in Ausintown


Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum

Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia


Time change for Youngstown school board finance committee meeting

Time change for Youngstown school board finance committee meeting


Ohio police investigate death of 15-year-old girl

Ohio police investigate death of 15-year-old girl


Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff

Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After three decades of


Ohio AG wants to help stamp out illegal use of prescription drugs

Ohio AG wants to help stamp out illegal use of prescription drugs


Here’s the ending of the Avalon Gardens story

Here’s the ending of the Avalon Gardens story The last sentence of the story on the Avalon Gardens


Suspected burglar shot by Niles police officers dies

Suspected burglar shot by Niles police officers dies


Teams search for missing Marine wife in Calif.

Teams search for missing Marine wife in Calif. FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in San


Police: NJ man stole underwear from Pa. women

Police: NJ man stole underwear from Pa. women WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a New


Lawyer: Sex-tourism suspect killed self

Lawyer: Sex-tourism suspect killed self PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The attorney for a member of a


Pa. mom, daughter go on trial in $1M fraud case

Pa. mom, daughter go on trial in $1M fraud case STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A mother and daughter are


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Miss Kopper will wed Mr. Bonacci in open ceremony

AUSTINTOWN Joseph and Jacqueline Kopper of Austintown are announcing the engagement and upcoming

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Brandy Kelly to be June bride of Virgil Gilea

BOARDMAN Brandy Leigh Kelly and Virgil Ciprian Gilea, both of Canfield, are engaged and planning a

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North Carolina couple plan to marry in Girard

MCDONALD Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Gaul of McDonald are announcing the engagement and upcoming

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Easter Egg Hunt draws 300 people

Easter Egg Hunt draws 300 people NORTH JACKSON The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the


It’s time to puzzle it out again at the library

POLAND Crossword-puzzle enthusiasts will have another opportunity to showcase their puzzle prowess


REUNIONS

Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1956 will meet for brunch at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bedford


Children’s hospital event will honor those who help

POLAND Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has planned a celebration to recognize those who


Going, going ... Avalon Gardens is gone

Years of North Side history were removed in just a couple of hours when the contents of Avalon Gardens on Belmont Avenue were sold at auction.

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Poland sets proposed fees for school sports, band

The Poland Board of Education will vote on pay-to-participate fees for athletics and marching band next week, after deciding on proposed fee amounts at its Monday work session.


Trumbull SCOPE’s director resigns

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN SCOPE Inc. of Trumbull County’s board of directors has


10 teachers, 31 others cut in Austintown

School-board members announced a round of staff cuts that will affect mainly nonteaching employees.

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TOWN 4, RANGE 4

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN In 1800, before Ohio was a state, there was a 3.3


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Phantoms win in OT; can clinch tonight

Austin Cangelosi’s flip shot in overtime produced just enough magic to have the Youngstown Phantoms one win away from their first USHL playoff series win.

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Stolen: Dreams of fruit trees

Lois Martin-Uscianowski no longer lives in the city, but she has a dream of creating a gardenlike atmosphere on the South Side and planted fruit trees to get that dream started.

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Second plant worker dies

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com struthers The second of two men who were severely burned


Lakeview boys coach resigns

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com CORTLAND George Lanterman resigned as Lakeview’s boys


Penguins face four-game sweep; Adams suspended

The Penguins are trying their best to beat up the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Proposed fee focal point of open session at YSU

A proposed transportation fee was the focal point of a question-and-answer session among Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson, students and faculty.

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Official: Vote for area to receive funds

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Greater Youngstown area is in 22nd place


Poland hands Canfield its first loss

She had reached base by way of a walk and fielder’s choice in her previous two at bats, but when Emily Chandler stepped to the plate in the top of the seventh inning she had to get a hit.

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“The Cabin in the Woods” pays homage to a very specific kind of horror movie —

“The Cabin in the Woods” pays homage to a very specific kind of horror movie — young people getting


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Get teachers away from testing

Opinion: Get teachers away from testing Are state proficiencies fool- ing parents and taxpayers? Having


Man charged in Ponzi scheme pleads guilty

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A Lakeland, Fla., man, charged federally in


Youngstown schools district needs experienced treasurer

Editorial: Although the Youngstown city schools system shed its state-designated fiscal emergency status more


Massacre suspect defiant as trial begins

Associated Press OSLO, Norway The right-wing fanatic who confessed killing 77 people in a bomb-


Here’s the bottom line on taxes

Opinion: On tax day, which is today this year, everyone’s in favor of tax reform. Nobody can survive the


Man sentenced to 5 years’ probation

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com CLEVELAND A Canfield man has been sentenced to five


Heartbreaker: Guitars stolen

CULVER CITY, Calif. Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been stolen


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 108th day of 2012. There are 258 days left in the year.


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown City Council, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, city hall. Finance


Jolie-Pitt engagement certain to fuel media frenzy BRANGELIMANIA BEGINS

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Will and Kate were just the warm-up for


By Jo Becker

Opinion: By Jo Becker Los Angeles Times Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been found guilty in the


‘Dare to Care’ day

‘Dare to Care’ day Youngstown Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Youngstown State


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Katherine Komazeco and Mark Vinion, Canfield, boy, April 13.


Ohio gas prices up a bit since last week

Ohio gas prices up a bit since last week COLUMBUS The price of gasoline in Ohio has risen


Good luck, bikers

Opinion: Huron (Mich.) Daily Tribune: It’s been a long time since motorcycle riders have been able to drive


Panetta calls for new steps to stop assaults

Panetta calls for new steps to stop assaults WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Leon Panetta


Liberty police investigate robbery, burglaries

By robert Guttersohn rguttersohn@vindy.com Liberty Township police are looking into a robbery


GOP derails ‘Buffett rule’ taxes on wealthy

Associated Press WASHINGTON Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic “Buffett rule” bill


Official invokes 5th Amendment

Associated Press WASHINGTON The General Services Administration inspector general said Monday


‘Disc to Digital’ available

LOS ANGELES DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the maker of “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda,”


The Met hits record broadcasts

NEW YORK The Metropolitan Opera in New York has reached a landmark in its movie-theater


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 21.70 .18 Avalon


Gabriel is ‘pitcher perfect’

By MATTHEW PEASLEE mpeaslee@vindy.com Many dreams have already come true for Poland’s Erin


Semifinals set for KO Drugs tournament

By Greg Gulas sports@vindy.com CAMPBELL Storylines are beginning to unfold and pairings taking


Pulitzers awarded for reporting on PSU abuse case, NYPD

Associated Press NEW YORK The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting


Kenyans sweep at Boston Marathon

Associated Press BOSTON Trailing the leaders by 200 yards when the Boston Marathon slogged


Ohio Dems: Use surplus, tax to aid communities

Democrats in the Ohio House are asking the Republicans who control the chamber and Gov. John Kasich to consider diverting state surplus funds and part of the proceeds of a proposed fracking tax to local governments and school districts.


Abortion foes in Ohio lobby for strict bill

Associated Press COLUMBUS Supporters of an Ohio bill that would impose the nation’s strictest


Police arrest 3 at lease signing

Goshen Township police have identified the three individuals arrested Sunday at an oil and gas lease signing. All three are from outside the Mahoning Valley.


DeAmicis pitches Columbiana past ITCL rival

By BRANDON JUDEH sports@vindy.com Columbiana Columbiana High’s Dakota DeAmicis has aquired


Ex-NASA worker: Firing was over intelligent-design belief

Associated Press LOS ANGELES A former computer specialist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory


US retail sales rose in March

Associated Press WASHINGTON Americans bought more electronics, started home- improvement


Youngstown teenager shot in chest, arm on East Side, police report

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old male from


YCC pro gives credit to Leadbetter

By Greg Gulas sports@vindy.com BOARDMAN For 13 years Jon Jones has been the go-to pro at the


Problem drive-through closes

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN After years of neighbors’ attempting to do something about the behavior


Military embarrassed by scandal in Colombia

Associated Press WASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer said Monday the nation’s military


Police probe weekend robberies, assaults

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Police are investigating several


City council to revisit pipeline, camera issues

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN City council will consider legislation


Protectionism causes worry

Opinion: CARTAGENA, Colombia The big headlines at the summit of President Barack Obama and 29 other


Campbell seeks 7 projects worth $622K

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com campbell Campbell officials have a wish list of projects


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OEPA explains actions regarding Patriot permits

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency finally has offered comment regarding Patriot Water Treatment LLC in Warren, albeit through a letter postmarked last week. OEPA previously had declined to comment on nearly all aspects regarding Patriot because of pending litigation.

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