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Hence Cheris charged in brother's stabbing

A man is charged with felonious assault in the stabbing of his brother.


Buildup in Sinai changing Egypt-Israel landscape

Egyptian troops, light tanks, armored vehicles and attack helicopters are pouring into the Sinai desert to root out increasingly aggressive Islamic militants in the most significant easing to date of a key provision in the landmark 1979 peace treaty with Israel: The demilitarization of the peninsula.


Mercer hard hit by tonight's storm

Mercer County was hit hard by Thursday evening’s storm, according to the Mercer County 911 center and Pennsylvania State Police.


Lockbox giveaway date changed to Monday

The date has changed for a lockbox giveaway to keep prescription drugs safe and will now be Monday at select Mahoning Valley Walgreens. V


Elderly driver crashes into apartment complex

Boardman police were called to Mill Creek Village apartments at about 11 a.m. Thursday when an elderly woman crashed her car into the complex, at 6821 Lockwood Blvd.


New charges filed in nuclear weapons plant breach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal grand jury has toughened the charges against three anti-war protesters who authorities say cut their way through three security fences and spray-painted slogans on the walls of a nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee.


Indictment follows fatal crash

A Mahoning County grand jury has handed up an indictment against a 22-year-old city woman in connection with a July car accident where a 32-year-old man was killed.


First track and field world record set at Olympics

First track and field world record set at Olympics By The Associated Press David Lekuta Rudisha


Report warned that Loughner condition was fragile

Report warned that Loughner condition was fragile PHOENIX (AP) — A psychological report released


Downtown streets closed Fri. through Sun. for jazz fest

Downtown streets closed Fri. through Sun. for jazz fest


Miss. congregation fights town square church ban

Miss. congregation fights town square church ban NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny Mississippi


AT&T confirms loss of cellphone service Wednesday

AT&T confirms loss of cellphone service Wednesday


Man sentenced to 311 years in barbecue shooting

CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted in a shooting at a backyard barbecue in Northern California that killed a 4-year-old boy and wounded five others has been sentenced to 311 years to life in prison.


Youngstown, Warren men charged in carjacking

WARREN — Shauntare R. Davis, 25, of East Avondale Avenue, Youngstown, and Christopher L. Foster, 19, of Transylvania Avenue, Warren, have each been charged with aggravated robbery in the carjacking of a 39-year-old Niles man.


Pa. woman fatally struck by police SUV

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a female pedestrian is dead after being struck by a Harrisburg police SUV.


Pittsburgh NPR station changing its name, some shows

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh FM radio station that carries National Public Radio is changing its name, and some of its programming.


Zimmerman defense team will seek ‘stand your ground’ hearing

Zimmerman defense team will seek ‘stand your ground’ hearing ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman’s


Airports with the best on-time performance

Airports with the best on-time performance By The Associated Press U.S. airlines are on pace to


Penn State trustees to meet over weekend on NCAA penalties

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees will meet this weekend to consider whether to ratify the school’s consent decree with the NCAA that imposed penalties for how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal.


Ohio schools superintendent given farewell party

Ohio schools superintendent given farewell party


CDC: 145 cases of new swine flu strain from pigs

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say there’s been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.


Wildfires threatening Bosnian ammunition factory

Wildfires threatening Bosnian ammunition factory KONJIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Officials say


Husband jailed in Pa. molestation case

CLAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The husband of a central Pennsylvania woman jailed on charges she sexually abused boys and girls and exposed some of them to pornography has been jailed himself on charges that he molested a child along with his wife in September.


Ohio man shoots wife, then kills himself at hospital

Ohio man shoots wife, then kills himself at hospital


Sweep finds no Asian carp in western Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A three-day sweep of western Lake Erie for Asian carp turned up no trace of the invasive fish.


Youngstown Foundation awards more than $500K to area organizations

YOUNGSTOWN — Area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $534,396 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation.


Stocks waver, with hard-to-read signs on economy

Stocks waver, with hard-to-read signs on economy NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is wavering


OSHP seizes $2.2M worth of marijuana in Hamilton County traffic stop

CINCINNATI — Two Ohio men face felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized about 570 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $2.2 million, after a traffic stop in Hamilton County.


Buffalo Soldier Monument notes 20th anniversary

Buffalo Soldier Monument notes 20th anniversary FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A bust has been


US applications for unemployment aid drop by 6,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, a level consistent with modest gains in hiring.


East Side street closed Saturday for community block party

East Side street closed Saturday for community block party


Appointments for HEAP summer program begin Friday

Appointments for HEAP summer program begin Friday


Ohio ex-officer gets 16 years in wife’s slaying

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer from northeast Ohio has been sentenced to serve at least 16 years in prison in the slaying of his wife — whose body was found wrapped in plastic inside a sleeping bag at their home last fall.


Permits for concealed weapons increased in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Gun-rights advocates say the surge this year in concealed-weapons permits in Ohio is likely due to new laws that make it easier to carry them.


Date changed for Mahoning Valley lock-box giveaway

Date changed for Mahoning Valley lock-box giveaway


Trumbull Young Republicans to meet

Trumbull young Republicans to meet NILES — The Trumbull County Young Republicans will meet at the


Youngstown South Side street closed Saturday for block party

Youngstown South Side street closed Saturday for block party


Felicia Banks Beemer competency hearing set for September

Felicia Banks Beemer competency hearing set for September


Man accused in boy’s dismemberment due in court, expected to plead guilty

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of abducting and dismembering an 8-year-old boy who got lost on the way home is expected to enter a guilty plea to avoid trial.


Wild bees sting Texas man more than 300 times

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Gun-rights advocates say the surge this year in concealed-weapons permits in Ohio is likely due to new laws that make it easier to carry them.


Ohio 'Batman' moviegoer faces weapons charges

Ohio 'Batman' moviegoer faces weapons charges


4 injured when car strikes Amish buggy near Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say four people were hospitalized after a car crashed into the back of an Amish buggy southwest of Cleveland.


Ohio teen competent for trial in rape of 90-year-old woman

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled that an Ohio boy who was 13 when he was accused of raping a 90-year-old woman is competent to stand trial.


Some charges against bank protester dropped

Some charges against bank protester dropped EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor


Police: Man made 911 call during drug deal

Police: Man made 911 call during drug deal SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a northeastern


LOUIE TODAY: Radiation oncologist, abused Youngstown dog, muni court judgeship

Louie, Vindy.com's news radio partner, will interview Russell Scott Anderson, a radiation oncologist who serves as the medical director of Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss.


Free dog food available through Second Harvest Food Bank

The Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club (MSKC) donated 400 20-pound bags of super-premium mix dog food, provided by Blackwood Pet Food of Lisbon, to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.


It’s time for the Ohls and the news to come together

AUSTINTOWN In the 1850s a thriving village called Ohltown bustled near what is now Meander

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Michigan ends Poland’s softball World Series bid

The shocked, sullen stares across the faces of the Poland 13-14 year-old All-Star softball team certainly emanated a feeling of “the one that got away.”


Buyer hopes to restart Warren’s RG Steel plant

By BURTON SPEAKMAN and ED RUNYAN new@vindy.com WARREN The new owner of the RG Steel facility


YSU RBs Pace, Bellamy in battle to back up starter Cook

RBs Torrian Pace and Adaris Bellamy in battle to back up starter Jamaine Cook By joe scalzo


Brouhaha over Cornersburg coffee-shop barista plan unplugs effort to reach lease agreement

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A dispute between the owner of Cornersburg


No 4-leaf clovers for unlucky Scrappers

By jon moffett sports@vindy.com NILES A slight break from Eastwood Field may have come at


Media tour Eastern Gateway Community College’s new Valley Center

By DENISE DICK denise_dick@vindy.com Youngstown The new quarters of Eastern Gateway Community


Felix golden; US adds 7 medals to cache

Associated Press LONDON No more heartbreak for Allyson Felix. No more silver, either. Denied


Valley voters to decide 80 tax issues, several judgeships

By DAVID SKOLNICK and ED RUNYAN news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN In addition to Mahoning Valley


Plea deal angers mother of victim Melesia Day

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The mother of a shooting victim said she


Indians snap 11-game streak

Associated Press CLEVELAND For the first time in 13 days, there were actually some smiles in


Suit filed against Warren school district, board over furlough

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Kristen Lewis, who was laid off from Warren City Schools


Questions surround Browns’ Richardson, Haden

Associated Press Cleveland Trent Richardson wasn’t there. Joe Haden was, despite a potential


Results of sex-trafficking study released by AG Dewine’s office

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Minors should not be labeled as “prostitutes,” and


Trial date set in case against former mayor Pat Layshock

Staff report RAVENNA An Oct. 9 trial date is set in the misdemeanor criminal case brought by the


Student, alumni musicians prep for Rayen Stadium opener

Christina Ashford, a 2001 graduate of the Rayen School, rehearses her flute music for the halftime show during the Aug. 25 opening football game in the newly renovated Rayen Stadium on Youngstown’s North Side. The band consists of current and former band members from Youngstown City Schools.


Sloppy Pirates squeak past D-Backs

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Neil Walker homered and drove in five runs, Kevin Correia won his


May-Treanor, Walsh Jennings earn more gold

Associated Press LONDON Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, leaving Horse


Chief: Cause of house explosion unknown

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com BOARDMAN The investigation into an explosion at a Lealand


Springfield Twp. hires company to pursue grant

By MARY GRZEBIENIAK news@vindy.com NEW SPRINGFIELD Springfield Township trustees have hired


Obama’s welfare waiver: Is it gutting rules or tweaking?

Associated Press WASHINGTON Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the


METRO DIGEST || I-680 ramp to close today

Ramp to close YOUNGSTOWN The entrance ramp from U.S. Route 62/state Route 7 to Interstate 680


MCDONALD School board reinstates bus route

By MARY SMITH news@vindy.com McDONALD The board of education Wednesday reinstated a second bus


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Horizon Science Acad-emy governing board, 6 p.m., 3403 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.


Barricades will remain in front of Wick Building

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Barricades will remain in front of the


HEALTH DIGEST || Latino Food Fest

Latino Food Fest YOUNGSTOWN The Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana (OCCHA) is


Buckeyes ready for fresh start

Associated Press COLUMBUS It’s a fresh start for Ohio State. As it turns out, a lot of the


Osbourne, NBC in reality-show battle

Associated Press LOS ANGELES NBC defended itself this week against Sharon Osbourne’s claim the


Fallon’s Oscar talks falter

McClatchy Newspapers NEW YORK Despite last-minute maneuvering by outgoing Academy of Motion


Country couple heads to gig in Las Vegas

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Country-music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are heading to


OSHA levies $126K fine on Heritage-WTI

Staff report EAST LIVERPOOL Heritage-WTI Inc., a hazardous-waste treatment and disposal facility


Megabus catches fire in Ga.; 80 passengers escape

Associated Press A double-decker bus caught fire Wednesday along Interstate 85 in northeast


College students being treated as commodities

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Let’s take a trip deep into the magic kingdom of “Laissez Fairyland”


Will Mormon offer prayer at convention?

Associated Press Spiritual leaders will give invocations and benedictions each day at the


A difference of opinion

Opinion: A difference of opinion I must take issue with a letter writer from my community who claimed in


Delphi retirees Rep: Emails show ‘back-door deal’ to cut benefits

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Emails between the U.S. Treasury Department


'64 YSU graduate develops new way to treat cancer, other diseases

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com JACKSON cENTER, PA. Premier Biomedical Inc., a


Day-care open house

Day-care open house Struthers Sunshine & Lollipops Daycare and Learning Center will have an


Power outage hits Springfield Twp.

Staff report SPRINGFIELD More than 1,000 township residents were without power Wednesday night,


METRO DIGEST || Medication Lockbox giveaway Saturday

Electrical fire AUSTINTOWN Firefighters responded to an electrical fire shortly after 6 p.m.


Newsmakers

Newsmakers Travis arrested naked, charged with DWI DALLAS Randy Travis was charged with


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Alexander J. Braxton, 18, of 203 E. Boston Ave.,


On visit to Munnell Run Farm, kids learn home-grown lessons

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com mercer, pa. Six-year-old Evelyn Dickinson munched


Smooth jazz on a summer night

Youngstown Jazz Festival By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Jazz icon Najee may have never


Cops probe large fight, shooting

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Police are investigating a large fight


George Thorogood to bust out the blues at Covelli

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Blues rocker George Thorogood loves baseball. In fact,


NEw movies this week

NEw this week The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) CIA agent Aaron Cross escapes death and aims to expose


Ohio voters will decide how political districts are created

Editorial: Ohio Republicans have only themselves to blame for the constitutional amendment pertaining to the


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


REALITY-SHOW CONTROVERSY

REALITY-SHOW CONTROVERSY Osbourne threatens to quit “America’s Got Talent.” C2


Shaker Woods Festival marks 30th year

Staff report COLUMBIANA The Shaker Woods Festival, the region’s top family craft gathering, will


A Golden State train wreck

Opinion: PALO ALTO, Calif. State Sen. Joe Simitian’s district office near Stanford’s campus is nestled


Marvel, Whedon extend partnership

McClatchy Newspapers LOS ANGELES Joss Whedon doesn’t have to worry about finding work for the


Death Punch gives bands mainstream exposure

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com In the musical world, the road has long served as a place


Charitable acts lead to concert tickets

Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young & Crazy Horse


Surplus food

Surplus food Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, fresh produce and


Musical legends tour for summer vacation

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Just having a ball is what most folks do on vacation.


Energy boom benefits Ohio

Opinion: By Linda Waggon Special to The Vindicator The first oil well in Ohio was drilled in Washington


Sleeping pill ignites horrible heartburn

BY JOE GRAEDON, M.S., AND TERESA GRAEDON, Ph.D. Q. I have been taking Ambien for years, and in


Onions and cantaloupes latest cause of worry

Los Angeles Times Gill’s Onions, based in Oxnard, Calif., has issued voluntary recalls of diced


Neil Armstrong has heart surgery

Neil Armstrong has heart surgery COLUMBUS Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon,


Specialist to examine Richardson’s knee

Associated Press BEREA Trent Richardson’s ailing left knee may be more seriously injured than


Wolves Den Bar in Girard closes

Staff report GIRARD A local restaurant has closed six months after opening. The Wolves Den Bar


Obama pitches health plan to women; Romney takes dig at Calif.

Associated Press DENVER Pitching for the women’s vote, President Barack Obama said Wednesday


Farmers adapt to climate change, drought with hardier animals, crops

Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins


“wipeout” (9 p.m., ABC): “Wipeout” delivers a hillbilly-themed episode that

“wipeout” (9 p.m., ABC): “Wipeout” delivers a hillbilly-themed episode that features a county fair


NIGHTLIFE

Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown- Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476 Thu: Karaoke with


Governor trades on tragedy

Opinion: Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat: Gov. Pat Quinn and his amendatory veto pen are out of control. He


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 25.63 —.28 Avalon


The Monkees plan 12-date tour in U.S.

Associated Press NEW YORK The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones


Syrian troops push into Aleppo to oust rebels

Associated Press TEL RIFAT, Syria Syria launched a ground assault Wednesday on rebel- held areas


Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2012. There are 144 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


HEALTH DIGEST || Free dog food

Free dog food Youngstown The Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club (MSKC) donated 400 20-pound bags of


Transition under way for 2012 Steelers

Associated Press LATROBE, PA. Jerricho Cotchery hears “the voice.” Troy Polamalu senses the


WTG

TODAY Cars Car Cruise with DJ Richie D, 5 to 8 p.m., The Fireplace, 2075 E. Western Reserve