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Jacksons honored by family party at 65th anniversary

VIENNA Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Jackson of Vienna, formerly of Struthers, celebrated their 65th wedding

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Gomar and Eleanor Phillips to observe 50th Dec. 15

AUSTINTOWN Mr. and Mrs. Gomar Phillips of Austintown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary

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Dorseys celebrate 30th anniversary with family dinner at Elm Tree

BOARDMAN Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Dorsey of Boardman celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Oct. 6 at

Neffs honored with dinner for 50th anniversary

AUSTINTOWN Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Neff of Austintown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

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Levy family honors couple for 50th anniversary

LIBERTY Marcia and Newman Levy of Liberty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party

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Holiday Hopes and Wishes benefit Dec. 14

BOARDMAN Holiday Hopes and Wishes luncheon, bake shoppe and basket raffle will be Dec. 14 at Mr.

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HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY || John H. Pugel

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY John H. Pugel Date of Birth: Dec. 20, 1912, Gannett, Idaho. Residence:

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Holiday Go&Do

today YOUNGSTOWN: American Fine Arts and Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Butler Museum of Art, 524


Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60


WEDNESDAY Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs will meet at noon for a Christmas luncheon


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


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, trip to Columbus


TUESDAY Hitchcock Woods will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a social and at 7 for dinner at the Tippecanoe

Valley man surrenders with 3-year-old son safe after kidnapping indictment

Valley man surrenders with 3-year-old son safe after kidnapping indictment Staff report

Youngstown councilwoman seeks ban on injection wells, knowing it’s unenforceable

Youngstown councilwoman seeks ban on injection wells, knowing it’s unenforceable By DAVID SKOLNICK

Syrian warplanes strike rebels in Damascus suburbs today

Syrian warplanes strike rebels in Damascus suburbs today Associated Press BEIRUT Syrian

Sharon resident and former guard at Nazi concentration camp faces deportation hearing

Sharon resident and former guard at Nazi concentration camp faces deportation hearing Associated

Police shoot, kill man in suburban Cleveland after 30-hour standoff

Police shoot, kill man in suburban Cleveland after 30-hour standoff Associated Press BRUNSWICK,

Camels, yak, donkey, pygmy sheep tag along with Santa in visit to Mill Creek farm

Camels, yak, donkey, pygmy sheep tag along with Santa in visit to Mill Creek farm By SEAN BARRON

Boehner on administration’s ‘fiscal cliff’ plan: ‘You can’t be serious”

Boehner on administration’s ‘fiscal cliff’ plan: ‘You can’t be serious” Associated Press

Police dog is truly a Hero for Beaver Township cops

Police dog is truly a Hero for Beaver Township cops Staff report BEAVER TOWNSHIP This holiday

Weekend forums at YSU on Maya Prophecy, end of the world

Weekend forums at YSU on Maya Prophecy, end of the world Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Maya

Struthers needs candy, books, tooothbrushes for kids Christmas

The Pretty & Plus Shop, 8 State St., is participating in the Struthers Children’s Community Christmas party Dec. 15 at St. Nick’s Great Hall, 762 Fifth St.

Senior night Thursday at Firestone Park's Christmas light display

The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau’s Joy of Christmas light display will have a senior night from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Free holiday open house in Howland

“A Moment for Me” Yoga and Wellness Center, 8309 High St. NE, will have a free holiday open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Pavlik brightens fan’s day

Boxing fan Ted Olesky gets a surprise visit from his hero By Greg Gulas

Youngstown's holiday parade celebrates Christmas spirit, downtown renewal

By Danny RESTIVO Youngstown Holiday spirit was on full display in the

Defense leads YSU past BGSU

Eargle posts double-double; Allen leads team with 15 From staff and wire reports BOWLING GREEN

Mahoning Valley kids learn real story of St. Nick

By SEAN BARRON BOARDMAN If you wished to describe a portion of Saturday as it

Mild-mannered Lakeview opens by beating Maplewood

By Jim Flick CORTLAND The Lakeview High School boys basketball team started

Area kids shop with cops in Boardman

By ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICK BOARDMAN More than 50 students in the Youngstown City

Boning up: Poland meets its ‘Challenge’

It was only appropriate that that final match of the inaugural Poland Wrestling Challenge “Battle for the Bone” came down to the two programs who have built the foundation for the success of the opening tournament of the high school season.

New Castle father charged in infant son’s death

Staff Report NEW Castle, pa. Police have charged a New Castle man with criminal homicide and

Vicinity of Campbell homicide called safe

By JEANNE STARMACK CAMPBELL The public-housing complex in Campbell is

Canfield wrestlers go 5-0 at tournament in Cuyahoga Falls

Staff report CUYAHOGA FALLS The Canfield High wrestling team went 5-0 in Saturday’s Cuyahoga

Way Station has many ways to help those in need

By LINDA M. LINONIS columbiana The Way Station, a faith-based, nonprofit

Hubbard's state runners-up return 5 bowlers

By John Bassetti Hubbard High’s defending state runner-up girls team returns

Gay/straight coalition plans informational meeting downtown

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN There will be an informational first meeting of the newly formed

METRO DIGEST || Donate candy, other items for kids

Donate candy for kids Struthers The Pretty & Plus Shop, 8 State St., is participating in the

Deep cuts in funding strain Ohio care facilities

Activity director Leslie Snyder helps feed Patricia Dickey, a resident at Maplecrest Nursing Home in Struthers.

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METRO DIGEST || Get a personal call from Santa

Call from Santa Boardman Boardman Park will be assisting Santa by offering a direct line from

Vindicator file photos | Dec. 1, 1972

Vindicator file photos | Dec. 1, 1972 The 67th annual banquet of the Youngstown Area Chamber of

HANDSON | Volunteering

HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley engages volunteers to improve civic health and social


INSIDE Cincinnati Moeller, Akron SV-SM and Coldwater win prep football state titles. Page B5

Our haggle over a gaggle

Opinion: The lawns of my beloved Poland have become a battleground. It is not fallout from displays of

Prep bowling teams at a glance

BOARDMAN GIRLS Top players: senior Jessica Shobel, juniors Katie Heffron, Erica Palocyi & Irish


Birthdays Actress Julie Harris is 87. Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 68. Actor Dan Butler (“Frasier”)


MILESTONES STATE PATROL Trooper honored Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas P. Halko,


The Youngstown State men’s basketball team limited Bowling Green to 31-percent shooting (18 of 58)

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Youngstown Board of Health, 8 a.m., conference room, 345 Oak Hill Ave., Suite 200.

Blood Drives

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


COURTS Columbiana COUNTY New complaints Patricia Almasy et al v. Stewart Walker driving for

“No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House.”

“No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House.” GOP House Speaker

Morsi sets date for constitution vote

Associated Press CAIRO Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi called Saturday for a referendum in two

Steelers look to stay alive, spoil Ravens’ playoff party

Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, MD. All the Baltimore Ravens have to do to clinch a fifth

City man arrested in Oct. homicide

Staff Report YOUNGSTOWN A Youngstown man convicted in a 2005 murder has been arrested in an

WORLD DIGEST || West Point hosts same-sex wedding

hWest Point hosts same-sex wedding WEST POINT, N.Y. Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church

Wisconsin badgers Nebraska

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Montee Ball each rushed for more

Portland slips by Cavaliers in OT

Associated Press CLEVELAND Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second

Mount Union crushes Widener in quarterfinals

Staff report ALLIANCE The University of Mount Union football team generated 753 yards of offense

Police: Instructor fought son in attack

Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. A Wyoming community college instructor killed in a grisly

BOOKS || Youngstown authors to offer Strouss’ history

Youngstown authors to offer Strouss’ history YOUNGSTOWN More than two decades have passed since

Danger lurks with HB 125

Opinion: By Eileen Kane Special to The Vindicator galway, ireland If you travel outside the U.S.,

career paths & limelight

financial Huntington National Bank has appointed Stephen Hoffman managing director of energy

BUSINESS DIGEST || Business After Hours event

Business After Hours event canfield The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will host a holiday

Growing tradition

By JAMISON COCKLIN POLAND With just 22 days left until Christmas,

Websites offer holiday gifts at a value

Holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift for almost everyone on their list for $25 or less.

Alicia Keys presents new side of herself with ‘Girl on Fire’

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK Alicia Keys will make you cry. Cry hard. That’s

AMC to launch block of reality programming

Los Angeles Times NEW YORK AMC, the network that helped turn Sunday into a night of appointment

Military veterans find jobs, new mission, in clean tech

San Jose Mercury News When military veterans search for jobs, they often want more than a

ROSEMOND | Parents should teach courage, not confidence

McClatchy Newspapers Whenever I talk on the subject of self-esteem, how the research strongly

Signals determined by broadcasters

Q. My neighbor and I both have cable, and he recently looked into getting satellite. The DirecTV rep

Record reviews

Alicia Keys Album: “Girl on Fire” (RCA Records) Grade: A Alicia Keys doesn’t do half-measures.

Pop culture Q&A

By Rich Heldenfels Q. Could you advise where I could write to complain about the aggravating,

The Five

Today’s entertainment picks: v Packard Concert Band, 2 p.m.: Annual holiday concert at Packard


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Francisco Morales and Alise Vestal, Austintown, girl, Nov.

Holiday decor can range from luxe to retro

McClatchy Newspapers If there’s a sameness in holiday decorating, it stems from too much harmony.

An attack on Catholic Church?

Opinion: The column of Nov. 18 under the headline, “God sends a message to the GOP,” triggered a great deal

Years give Pitt new sense of urgency

By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK The face is hardly wrinkled and the long blond

Snark and Starlett angel sings: Joki’s ‘Drag Queen’ is still king

By Lorraine Wardle It’s that time of year again. The time for snow, for

Joy to the World

Here are a few of the pictures of various people, places and things that were the source of great

There are no sacred cows

Editorial: There are no sacred cows If there is one rule that President Barack Obama, the Democratic

‘In the Spirit’ is unusual but still enjoyable

By Stephanie Ottey The Christmas season is upon us, and to celebrate,


newsmakers Martin not slowing down after ‘Evita’ NEW YORK Ricky Martin is saying goodbye to

Musical ornament is voice-activated

Musical ornament is voice-activated Play it again, pine. Hang a Maestro Mouse ornament (above)

Overhaul to change shipping industry

By Mimi Whitefield Miami Herald Huge yellow dump trucks resemble Tonka toys in a sand pile as

publishers weekly BEST-SELLERS For the week ending Nov. 24

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 2. “Agenda 21” by Glenn

Consolidation of health entities more essential today than ever

Editorial: Lost in the political tusnami of the presidential election was the story of the Youngstown Health

Girls basketball: AAC American Division at a glance

AUSTINTOWN FITCH Conference: All-American Conference American Division 2011-12 record: 11-10.

Reporting prep results

Reporting prep results The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report winter prep

Nursing home residents struggle with a $40 allowance per month

By JOSH MEDORE and SHEE WAI WONG Many people have problems living within

Browns kicker Dawson hopes to remain perfect

Associated Press BEREA As Phil Dawson stuffed a seemingly endless supply of cleats into his

Years Ago

Today is Sunday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2012. There are 29 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Code violations lack full context, nursing-home worker argues

By ALYSSA LENHOFF This year, the average number of health-code citations in

Prep WRESTLING teams at a glance

BOARDMAN SPARTANS Coach: Dom Mancini Division: I, EOWL D-I. Last season: 7-7. State

Alabama back in BCS title game

Crimson Tide escapes Atlanta with win in SEC championship Associated Press ATLANTA Alabama

Residents get a voice in inspection of state’s 956 nursing homes

By KAREN BELL and KATE MILLS During an Ohio Health Department inspection of

NFL player kills girlfriend, commits suicide at team HQ

Associated Press KANSAS CITY, MO. It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs

Ask Mr. Know It All

Q. My favorite shoes are Birkenstocks. What does the name mean? R.L., Nashua, N.H. A. It means

New goal for prep wrestling programs

By doug Chapin There is something new in the works for area wrestling teams —