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Norwood Avenue man arrested in Haskins murder

A Youngstown man convicted in a 2005 murder has been arrested in an October homicide.

New Castle man arrested in infant son's death

Police have charged a New Castle man with criminal homicide and aggravated assault after the death of his 6-week-old son.

Police search for clues in shooting at Campbell's Kirwan Homes

The public-housing complex in Campbell is relatively safe despite a fatal shooting there Wednesday, police and the housing authority director say.

Holidays get official opening today with downtown Youngstown festivities

Holiday spirit was on full display in the city’s downtown Saturday.

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Giordano, Provenzale nuptials set

Frank and Lynn Giordano of Austintown and Anthony and Theresa Provenzale of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their children, Jessica Giordano of Austintown and Michael Provenzale of Canfield.

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Roxanne Nock, Patrick Lombardo to wed Dec. 14

Roxanne Nock of North Royalton, Ohio, and Patrick Lombardo of Olmsted, Ohio, are announcing their

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SOCIETY DIGEST || Free language lessons during open house

Free language lessons during open house BOARDMAN Free lessons will be offered in French,

Kids combine fun with lesson on the real Santa at St. James Church

If you wished to describe a portion of Saturday as it applied to 10-year-old Annabelle Himes, you might say it was her version of All Saints Day.

Egyptian president calls for constitutional referendum in 2 weeks

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi called Saturday for a referendum in two weeks on a contentious draft constitution, setting a date for another milestone in the country's transition to democracy. Widespread disputes over the charter and Morsi's recent seizure of near absolute power have marred the process and thrown the country into turmoil.

Son kills dad in classroom, girlfriend in street in Wyoming murder-suicide

Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer science class not long after fatally stabbing his father's live-in girlfriend at their home a couple of miles away.

Want a personal call from Santa? Boardman Park can help

Boardman Park will assist Santa by offering a direct line from the North Pole with a Santa’s Calling event from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. The call is free.

6 words spawn public conversation on race

She asked for just six words.

2 Jehovah's Witnesses killed at Miami International

A charter bus carrying 32 members of a church group hit a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport after the driver got lost Saturday, killing two elderly people on board and leaving three others critically injured, officials said.

Kansas City Chiefs player kills woman, self

Kansas City Chiefs player kills woman, self

Obama signs Fellows book 'A Walk in the Gardens'

Anita Wesler, horticulture education manager at Fellows Riverside Gardens, said the library got back a signed copy of “A Walk in the Gardens” from President Barack Obama.

DeGenaro named presiding judge of 7th District court

Judge Mary DeGenaro, who has won re-election to a third consecutive six-year term on the 7th District Court of Appeals, has been chosen by her three colleagues as that court’s presiding judge for 2013 and 2014.

Harding pulls away from UHS

Harding pulls away from UHS By Ryan Buck WARREN Warren Harding used a

Transferred GM workers get chance to come home

By BURTON SPEAKMAN LORDSTOWN A call for new workers at General Motors in

Co-defendant IDs triggermen in YSU frat house shooting

By PETER H. MILLIKEN AKRON A co-defendant in the shooting that killed one

Great Scott: East tops Boardman

By Greg Gulas BOARDMAN Deontay Scott’s double-double led four East High

Misson of Love volunteers airlift much-need supplies to Guatemala

By ED RUNYAN VIENNA The numbers associated with the Mission of Love trip

Kent State has BCS dreams dashed

NIU tops Golden Flashes in double-overtime thriller Associated Press DETROIT Jordan Lynch

Kimbrough powers Struthers

By Jim flick STRUTHERS The Campbell Memorial High School basketball team kept

Area Reps. Johnson, Joyce, Kelly get seats on prime Congressional panels

By DAVID SKOLNICK YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning and Shenango valleys will have

Rout of Stony Brook is YSU’s fifth win in November

Rout of Stony Brook is YSU’s fifth win in November By Joe catullo JR.

Ohio colleges, universities unite on proposed changes to policies

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS Student graduation rates would have greater weight when

Beaver Local, LaBrae post wins

BOYS LaBrae 56, Hubbard 38 HUBBARD Peyton Aldridge led the Vikings (1-0) with 20 points. John

Court suspends license of Warren lawyer John Large

Staff report COLUMBUS The Supreme Court of Ohio has suspended the law license of Warren attorney

Liberty races to season-opening win against Tigers in Howland

By brandon judeh HOWLAND Attitude, effort, rebound and run. Those simple

Group forms in Ohio to push tax increases for rich

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS A coalition of liberal groups is planning a series of

Girard mayor to seek audit of shared tax revenue from V&M Star expansion

By danny restivo girard City officials will seek a state audit to ensure an

Price victorious in return to Niles

By Steve Ruman NILES Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

Giuriceo anxious to return to the ring

By GREG GULAS It has been 133 days since local boxer Jake Giuriceo (16-1-1, 3

Fellows Gardens all aglow

Bob Schulick, an employee of MillCreek MetroParks, stands on the staircase in Fellows Riverside Gardens' Davis Center to adjust strings of white lights, which are among a multitude of decorations creating a Snow Garden for Winter Celebration through Dec. 31.

Devils back to sprinting with Rasile on bench

By Steve Wilaj GIRARD Returning from a year off from coaching McDonald’s boys

seasonal events

seasonal events Celebrating winter Fellows Riverside Gardens and Mill Creek MetroParks plan

Weathersfield killers due for parole hearing

Staff report WARREN Less than two years after the Ohio Parole Board ruled that two

Winterfest dance scheduled for special-needs students

Staff report Girard The 12th annual Special Needs Winterfest Dance is set for 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Years Ago

Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2012. There are 30 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

METRO DIGEST || Obama signs copy of Fellows book

Obama signs copy of Fellows book youngstown Anita Wesler, horticulture education manager at

Holocaust survivor speaks to YCS students

Staff report Youngstown Holocaust survivor Leo Silberman spoke to students at Youngstown

Inside the ‘House of Style’

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK The “House of Style” that MTV built back in

Alaska ice tested as possible energy source

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska A half-mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast

A look back at hydraulic fracturing in the Valley in 2012


Season of Advent is time of preparation

In the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian churches of the West, the several weeks before

Inspiring Minds to receive support from AT&T program

Staff report Warren Inspiring Minds has been selected by AT&T to receive a $7,500 contribution


Nobody would argue that having clean and plentiful water is far more important to our existence than

GED test dates set

GED test dates set youngstown Official GED testing sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical

PBGC will take over RG Steel pensions

By BURTON SPEAKMAN WARREN Bad news keeps coming for former employees of


advent Special program What: An overiew of Advent traditions. When: 3 p.m. Sunday. Where:

Apply Kwanzaa principles all year

Opinion: There will be five significant celebrations this month. The first four, most of us know well.

Gas near Trinidad

Gas near Trinidad BP Trinidad & Tobago has discovered an estimated 1 trillion cubic feet of gas

Research grants

Research grants ATHENS The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE) at Ohio

The 5

Today’s entertainment picks: v Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.: Phil Keaggy will be the

Penn State faculty lecture to focus on police corruption

Staff report sharon, pa. Penn State Shenango continues its 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series with

‘Walking Dead’ tough girl is walking tall

By Neal Justin McClatchy-Tribune MINNEAPOLIS Before she was zapping zombies and harnessing a

Are there any certified water-testing companies to have our well water tested? We are concerned that

Are there any certified water-testing companies to have our well water tested? We are concerned that

Two LEGO tournaments in Trumbull Co.

Staff report Two FIRST LEGO League Robotics regional qualifying tournaments will be in Trumbull


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Erica Vargas and Rodney Carter, Youngstown, boy, Nov. 29.

Update on fracking action at statehouse

An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal hydraulic fracturing:

Mahoning County

Mahoning County Austinstown Township BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY Bruner Land Co Inc.

Number of pending home sales rises for 18th-straight month in Ohio

Staff report COLUMBUS For the 18th-straight month the number of homes and condominiums under

Girard school board has vacancy

Staff report GIRARD The departure of a school board member has created an open seat for the


MAHONING COUNTY Indictments A Mahoning County grand jury this week handed up indictments

Clothes factory fire revealing

Opinion: By David Bacon McClatchy-Tribune The fire that killed more than 100 workers at the clothing

Students participate in Columbiana art exhibit

Staff report Lisbon Eighteen students from six Columbiana County schools participated in the

Submit details on Christmas services

Submit details on Christmas services The Vindicator will publish a listing of area services that


By LINDA M. LINONIS warren Advent, which starts Sunday, signals a

advent | Programs planned

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren: Tuesdays of Advent, an evening

Where is Valley welcome wagon?

The Mahoning Valley stands to gain population if changes in climate continue to create destructive

SMARTS holiday cards available

Staff report Youngstown Holiday cards created by students at Youngstown State University’s

Exorcising phantom power

Opinion: By David I. LEVINE Los Angeles Times You’re responsible about conserving energy. You turn off


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Stuart M. Novotny Jr., 43, of 506 Deer Run Drive,

2 dead after police chase in Cleveland

Associated Press CLEVELAND A police chase in Cleveland that lasted more than five miles and

Rascal Flatts will play Covelli

By GUY D’ASTOLFO youngstown Rascal Flatts has added a winter leg to its

Israel plans to build 3,000 homes

Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian

2nd-graders are all business

By DENISE DICK Youngstown No one likes to pay taxes, and second-graders

Steelers rule out Roethlisberger for Ravens game

Associated Press PITTSBURGH For the third consecutive game, the Steelers will be without their

Rallying against draft constitution

Rallying against draft constitution cairo Protesters flooded Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday in

Time for shots

Opinion: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News: But we can do something about protecting ourselves from getting the


NEWSMAKERS Underwood will star in ‘Sound of Music’ NASHVILLE, Tenn. Carrie Underwood will star

Toledo Central Catholic wins Division II title

Associated Press MASSILLON Amir Edwards has rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns to help

Guerrieri Sweeper winner on two ends

Guerrieri Sweeper winner on two ends HUBBARD Dan Guerrieri rolled 1248 to win $1,000 during the

2 die in crash on US Route 422

PULASKI, PA. Two people are dead after a head-on crash about 4:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 422 here,

Homeless Walk aims to raise awareness

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN YOUNGSTOWN About 30 people from Youngstown and Mahoning

Teen who killed woman to be moved

Associated Press NEW CASTLE, Pa. A 15-year-old Lawrence County boy who killed his father’s

Police: Murder-suicide was during class

Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper

Missouri lottery winners just want to live normally

Associated Press DEARBORN, Mo. To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together,

sunday news shows

sunday news shows Guest lineup Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”:

Power grab by Egypt’s leader threatens future of the nation

Editorial: 2That question, posed several months ago by a prominent rights activist and best-selling novelist in

Ohio Farm Bureau opposes privatizing turnpike, tax hikes

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS The state’s largest agricultural group is not supporting

METRO DIGEST || Coat giveaway today

Coat giveaway YOUNGSTOWN The Salvation Army Mahoning County Services Area, in partnership with

Don’t hide new arson registry

Opinion: COLUMBUS The Ohio House moved a bill last week that would require convicted arsonists to register

Secretary honored with Spirit Award

Staff report grove city, pa. Susan Morris was honored at the Nov. 14 Midwestern Intermediate

Builders association sets annual meeting

Builders association sets annual meeting youngstown The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and