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Valley now in 1st place in Wal-Mart Fighting Hunger competition

The Mahoning Valley leaped into first place in the nation today in the competition to win $1 million in grants to fight hunger in the Youngstown-Warren area.


4 chosen at Covelli Centre to compete in Rhode Island for "X-Factor"

Their experience level ranged from extensive — in the case of Tara Elkins of Warren — to minimal — in the case of Andrea Cicoretti of Struthers.


Thieves disrupt telephone and Internet service to hundreds in Warren today

The theft of two 60-foot cables strung on utility poles behind 1509 Parkman Road NW disrupted telephone and Internet service to up to 500 businesses and residents in the northwest quadrant of the city for much of today.


Man shot at Teenie's Tavern tonight

Police responded to Teenie’s Tavern on South Avenue at 9:51 tonight for a man who was shot in the stomach and two men running east on East Boston Avenue afterward.


Broncos pick Beaver Local's Wolfe in 2nd round

Broncos pick Beaver Local's Wolfe in 2nd round.


Body found at West Side home

Body found at West Side home


State tells D&L Energy ‘not yet’ to reopening North Star-1 well

State tells D&L Energy ‘not yet’ to reopening North Star-1 well COLUMBUS The state has rejected


US Sen. Sherrod Brown airs 1st TV ad in Ohio political fight

US Sen. Sherrod Brown airs 1st TV ad in Ohio political fight


Police charge 2 men with break-in at Columbus Zoo

Police charge 2 men with break-in at Columbus Zoo


Judge grants bond reduction to man charged with sex crimes

Judge grants bond reduction to man charged with sex crimes


Police arrest man as suspect in bank robbery, West Side store robbery

Police arrest man as suspect in bank robbery, West Side store robbery


Incubator sets Tuesday workshop on research funding

Incubator sets Tuesday workshop on research funding youngstown The Youngstown Business Incubator


Quake study by Youngstown well operator stymied

Quake study by Youngstown well operator stymied


Police say robbery suspects remain in SW Ohio bank

Police say robbery suspects remain in SW Ohio bank


Obama re-election tour stops in Lordstown

Obama re-election tour stops in Lordstown LORDSTOWN A group of local autoworkers thanked Barack


Jammin' for Justice against child abuse is Saturday

The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County sponsors Jammin’ for Justice, an event against child abuse, this weekend. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cascade Park on East Washington Street.


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will meet May 8 at the


YMTA will present Spring Honors Recital

YMTA will present Spring Honors Recital YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown Music Teachers Association will


Arbor Day is time to note good things come in trees

YOUNGSTOWN The American Elm Tree Committee of the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown wants area


CureSearch Walk for cancer Saturday in Austintown

CureSearch Walk is planned for Saturday in Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road.


Boardman cops arrest Youngstown man wanted in Columbiana County

Police arrested a 33-year-old Youngstown man who had three active warrants out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.


Sheriff's son violates sentencing again

Thomas Altiere Jr. is in Trumbull County jail awaiting a May 8 hearing before a visiting judge for a second reported violation of the terms of his sentencing for using deception to obtain a dangerous drug last year.


Hubbard man pleads guilty to drug charges

A Hubbard, Ohio, resident has pleaded guilty in federal court here to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and methadone and could be fined up to $1 million or sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, or both.


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Little: T-Rich can help a lot

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was announcing Trent Richardson as the newest Cleveland Brown, wide receiver Greg Little briefly glanced up at the TV screen at O’Donold’s Irish Pub, then glanced back down at his phone.

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Mayor mulls selling Covelli Centre

Because the Covelli Centre has never made enough money to cover the debt owed by the city to build it, Mayor Charles Sammarone said he’s considering selling the facility.

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Indians fall to Royals at Progressive; home woes continue

Associated Press CLEVELAND The Cleveland Indians have been dominant on the road this season.


Youngstown cops track leads in murder on N. Side

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. and Jeanne Starmack news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Police have not made


Youngstown students release book on seniors

J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins have nothing on Lequanna Jones, Antione Whitfield and their classmates in the Youngstown Super STARS Afterschool program.

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Kokrak in the hunt in Big Easy

Jason Kokrak rebounded from a poor start and played his final 14 holes in 3-under par, finishing 2-under 70 in the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Prep roundup

BASEBALL South Range 3, Columbiana 2


Students’ video portrays consequences of distracted driving

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com NEWTON FALLS A lecture about impaired or distracted driving


BCS settled on four teams for playoff

Associated Press HOLLYWOOD, Fla. College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff,


Hubbard library reaches out to dogs

The first time Nancy Grapevine and Mary Anne Russo hosted “Storytime for Dogs,” they forgot their audience and used a tennis ball as a prop.

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Event honors Trumbull CSB clients, workers

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN High school student Diane Moody and college student


Browns remake offensive backfield

Browns remake offensive backfield Associated Press BEREA Fixing the running game wasn’t enough


Youngstown OKs severance pay for fired prosecutors

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The city’s board of control agreed to give


Family of Gerald Klusch offers reward for information about his killing

Special to The Vindicator Lisbon The family of Gerald George Klusch has announced a reward of


Fish sale nets success

John Scherer of Fender’s Fish & Llama Farm, of Baltic, Ohio, gets fish from a truck-mounted tank during a Thursday fish sale at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event was sponsored by the Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Patriot hearing will continue next month

Patriot Water Treatment will fight a little longer for its survival after not being able to conclude its case this week in front of the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission in Columbus.


Poland United Methodist egg hunt serves community

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com Poland United Methodist Church’s annual egg hunt entertained and

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Top teams prove their mettle in Week 2

Teams battled colder weather in Week 2 of the Youngstown Youth Flag Football Association, but still

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Boardman students among those competing in Italian contest

More than 200 high school and elementary students studying Italian participated in the 36th annual

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Library guests go fly a kite

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com To celebrate National Kite Month, local children were invited to

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Church’s Easter event about more than eggs

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com During its fourth Easter Egg Hunt, the officials at Boardman

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Woodside students hit the red carpet

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com The Woodside PTA rolled out the red carpet for its students

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Top teams prove their mettle in Week 2

Teams battled colder weather in Week 2 of the Youngstown Youth Flag Football Association, but still

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COSI teaches Lloyd the wild side of science

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com COSI on Wheels visited Lloyd Elementary April 17 in search of the

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Canfield marching band visits Disney World

The Canfield Cardinal Pride Marching Band recently returned from a six-day trip to perform at Disney

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‘Green Idol’ singers go for the gold at Boardman Park

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com Talented and earth-friendly youth throughout Mahoning County

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Career center Trash Bash is smashing success

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com For about a month, the students in Melissa Hackett’s Interactive

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Top teams prove their mettle in Week 2

Teams battled colder weather in Week 2 of the Youngstown Youth Flag Football Association, but still

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Hilltop students enjoy fun in the sun

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Taking full advantage of the early springtime weather,

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Pharmacy opens Canfield location on Village Green

Pharmacy opens Canfield location on Village Green Pharmacy Care, a full-service pharmacy, has


Austintown sport briefs

“Boom Boom” Mancini biography planned A biography on Youngstown’s Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini called


Canfield Police Blotter

March 7 Drug abuse: A 17-year-old male juvenile was arrested for drug abuse of marijuana at


Survey says polls need some explanation

In a recent poll, 100 percent of Neighbors staff members said they have never tasted a McDonald’s


BO sport briefs

Brownlee scholarship applications available Applications for the George Brownlee Scholarship will


Baskin-Robbins offers 31-cent ice cream

Baskin-Robbins offers 31-cent ice cream Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores throughout the Valley will


Austintown briefs

Block watch hosts garage sale The Austintown Wickliffe Block Watch is accepting clean and usable


Austintown Bounce hosts Hey Kid! concert May 5

Austintown Bounce and Hey Kid! will team up May 5 to treat Valley children to a full day of music,


‘New information’ delays trial of suspect in killing of 80-year-old at St. Dominic’s

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are not saying much about new evidence discovered in the case against a Youngstown man accused of killing an elderly woman leaving a South Side church two years ago.

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North students celebrate Earth Day

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com North Elementary students celebrated Earth Day on April 20 with

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Holy Family teacher earns Golden Apple Award

By NICOLE PADEN neighbors@vindy.com Poland’s Maureen Kelty will receive the Golden Apple Award

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Stadium Drive rooting for test takers

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com Music teachers Dean Wilson and Ali Pabrinkas entertained and

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Green Team marks Earth Day at Dobbins

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com The Green Team’s Peg Flynn made a stop at Dobbins Elementary on

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‘Green Idol’ singers go for the gold

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com Talented and earth-friendly youth throughout Mahoning County

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‘Green Idol’ singers go for the gold

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com Talented and earth-friendly youth throughout Mahoning County

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Poland sport briefs

Poland seeks volleyball coaches Poland Seminary High School has coaching openings for girls junior


Top teams prove their mettle in Week 2

Teams battled colder weather in Week 2 of the Youngstown Youth Flag Football Association, but still

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Youth group benefits from trash-treasure sale

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com The Canfield Presbyterian Church youth group confirmed that

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‘Green Idol’ singers go for the gold

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com Talented and earth-friendly youth throughout Mahoning County

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Career center Bash is smashing success

By SARAH FOOR sfoor@vindy.com For about a month, the students in Melissa Hackett’s Interactive

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Cincinnati selects CB and OG in first round

Associated Press CINCINNATI The Bengals took Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama with the 17th overall


Accusations fly in 6th race

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and Charlie Wilson, his Democratic challenger in the November general


Federal prison sentences serve as warning to would-be crooks

Editorial: Just as law enforcement officials will tell you that drugs are at the heart of Youngstown’s crime


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Evil Dead, the Musical,” 8 p.m.: Mahoning Valley premiere of this


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Mahoning County Educational Service governing board, special work session, 8:30


War against radical Islamists is not over

Opinion: “The war on terror is over,” or so claims an unnamed senior State Department official, as reported


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Mahoning officials give grant for rib burn-off at park

By Peter H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County commissioners have made a


Officials tout training for oil-and-gas careers

By Burton Speakman bspeakman@vindy.com youngstown As the oil-and-gas industry progresses in


Poetic License

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers The image of Edgar Allan Poe passed down to us is that of a


“Grimm” (8 p.m., NBC): The weirdness continues as Nick’s (David Giuntoli)

“Grimm” (8 p.m., NBC): The weirdness continues as Nick’s (David Giuntoli) investigation into the


POLICE CALLS FOR BOARDMAN, POLAND

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Trumbull education official resigns

Staff report WARREN Dr. James LaPolla has resigned as a member of the Trumbull County


Police misconduct a problem 20 years after King verdict

Opinion: By David A. LOVE McClatchy-Tribune Twenty years have passed since the verdict in the Rodney King


Boardman residents address problems

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com BOARDMAN After a string of burglaries hit Clifton, Maple


Benefit walk for cancer planned in Austintown

Benefit walk for cancer planned in Austintown austintown CureSearch Walk is planned Saturday in


courts

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Benjamin R. Swallow, 31, of 8560 Reserve Court,


126,000 tree seedlings planted in Columbiana County park

Staff report lisbon More than 126,000 native hardwood-tree seedlings have been planted in 185


Just what doctor ordered: Merger of city, county health departments

Opinion: Just what doctor ordered: Merger of city, county health departments Iam writing in support of the


Two heads better?

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords The corporate propensity for rationalizing the irrational in the


Why are oil prices falling?

Opinion: Last week I paid 10-cents-a-gallon less for gasoline than I did the week before, at the same service


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center LaDonna Sims and Andres Miranda, Youngstown, girl, April


Years Ago

Today is Friday, April 27, the 118th day of 2012. There are 248 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


‘Engagement’ goes on and on

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers “The Five-Year Engagement” plays like a five-episode,


Kids day planned

Kids day planned Boardman From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, the Davis YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, will


Liberty school items located

By Robert Guttersohn rguttersohn@vindy.com Liberty Educational equipment that Liberty’s


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St. (corner of Oak and Fruit streets),


‘’70s Show’ actor tries film and theater

Associated Press NEW YORK Topher Grace enjoys the non-linear route his career has taken since


N. Korea’s new missiles are fakes, Western analysts say

Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country’s claims of military prowess.

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National recession takes toll

Opinion: The Syracuse Post-Standard: Is welfare reform showing its age? After new rules were adopted in


Health-insurance rebates to total $1.3B, report says

Associated Press WASHINGTON More than 3 million health-insurance policyholders and thousands of


Damaged resin plant will be down till at least Oct.

Associated Press DETROIT The owner of a German factory that makes a key resin used in auto parts


Liberian’s war-crimes conviction sends message

Associated Press LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands Former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the


Huntington Bank opens 8 new Giant Eagle branches

Staff report Huntington Bank has opened eight new branches inside Mahoning Valley Giant Eagle


Police probe 2 armed robberies at same gas station

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Police are investigating two separate armed robberies of customers at


All charges stand in WikiLeaks case

All charges stand in WikiLeaks case FORT MEADE, Md. A military judge refused Thursday to


Campbell unions can reopen talks

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com campbell Campbell’s three unions have the right to


Talks regarding election law continue

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio lawmakers and opponents of a new election law are still trying


Rose-less Bulls overwhelm Cavaliers

Despite playing a major portion of the season without the reigning MVP, the Chicago Bulls still escaped the regular season unscathed.

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Pa. drilling: Few health complaints

Pa. drilling: Few health complaints PITTSBURGH The Pennsylvania Department of Health says it’s


Steelers excited to get DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t expect David DeCastro to be available with the 24th overall pick in the NFL draft, to the point where they’d practically written off the burly All-American guard from Stanford.

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Suspect faces additional sex-crime charges

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A man already jailed on charges related to child pornography is facing


oddly enough

oddly enough Boring meets Dull in international partnership PORTLAND, Ore. Boring: Meet Dull.


Ex-aide: Cash went into my dream home

Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. John Edwards’ ex-aide acknowledged Thursday that much of


Parents upset over ouster of lesbian Boy Scout leader

Associated Press The first-graders in Ohio Pack 109’s Tiger Scouts didn’t know or care their den


US home-sales increase, earnings send stocks higher

Associated Press NEW YORK On a day that brought both good and bad news about the economy,


Secret Service investigates El Salvador trip

Associated Press WASHINGTON Expanding the prostitution investigation, the Secret Service


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 22.37 .00 Avalon


birthdays

birthdays Actor Jack Klugman is 90. Actress Anouk Aimee is 80. Announcer Casey Kasem is 80.


newsmakers

newsmakers Ex-tour saxophonist for Killers found dead LAS VEGAS A saxophone player who toured


Lawmakers consider moratorium on caf s

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS State lawmakers are considering a yearlong moratorium


Canfield sport briefs

Canfield hosts boys basketball youth camp The Canfield boys basketball program will host its


Boardman briefs

Chinese auction set The members of the Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association