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Hagan confirms discarded medical records in Howland reveal ID theft info

State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, was getting his teeth cleaned in Niles on Monday when the dental hygienist told him about some medical records she had noticed along railroad tracks off of Deforest Road.


Girard police seeking cemetery graffiti vandals

Police are investigating vandalism that occurred in Girard Cemetery on North State Street.


Some Mill Creek Park roads close to vehicles for winter

Effective Monday, these Mill Creek Park roads will be closed to vehicle traffic for the winter:


Lordstown committee meeting Wednesday night

Lordstown Village Streets and Sidewalks Committee will have a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers, 1455 Salt Springs Road SW.


Woman, 116, listed as ‘world’s oldest’ dies in Ga.

Woman, 116, listed as ‘world’s oldest’ dies in Ga. MONROE, Ga. (AP) — The woman who was listed as


Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn

Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn NEW YORK (AP) — A court date has been set to


FBI: Alaska barista assaulted, dismembered

FBI: Alaska barista assaulted, dismembered ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who died this week in


Mahoning Valley gets $500K-plus to fight homelessness

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, on Monday announced that the State Controlling Board released more than $500,000 from the Office of Community Development to the Mahoning Valley to assist local nonprofit and local government agencies prevent homelessness.


Ohio Senate approves bill on youth concussions

Ohio Senate approves bill on youth concussions


Ohio pill-mill owner gets 17-plus years in prison

Ohio pill-mill owner gets 17-plus years in prison


Chiefs' LB mentions other 'girlfriend' to police

Chiefs' LB mentions other 'girlfriend' to police


Judge dismisses public-intoxication charge against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan

Judge dismisses public-intoxication charge against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan A Virginia judge dismissed


Netflix outbids pay TV for rights to Disney movies

Netflix outbids pay TV for rights to Disney movies


Wisconsin football coach leaving for Arkansas

Wisconsin football coach leaving for Arkansas


Harvard recognizes group promoting kinky sex

Harvard recognizes group promoting kinky sex CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Kinky sex has been admitted


Syria says 10 dead in mortar attack on school

Syria says 10 dead in mortar attack on school


Niles police have photos of thief

Niles police have photos of thief


Ohio Star Forge makes expansion plan

Ohio Star Forge makes expansion plan WARREN Billy Orbach, president of Ohio Star Forge, a


Youngstown police probe East side shoot-out

Youngstown police probe East side shoot-out YOUNGSTOWN — Police are investigating a shoot-out at


Dog’s neck cut with knife in Warren

Dog’s neck cut with knife in Warren WARREN One block west of the house where five dogs and four


Harrisburg, Pa., college closed after student abducted

Harrisburg, Pa., college closed after abduction


Victim identified in Salem shooting

Victim identified in Salem shooting


Forbes Magazine: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman-Pa. the worst-paying area in US

Forbes Magazine: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman worst-paying area in US


Ohio Supreme Court gets flood-compensation case answers

Ohio Supreme Court gets flood-compensation case answers


Navy: No US drones missing after Iran claim

Navy: No US drones missing after Iran claim


Police ID woman's body found in SW Ohio river

Police ID woman's body found in SW Ohio river


Nativity scene Jesus returned in Pa., replacement swiped

Nativity scene Jesus returned in Pa., replacement swiped


Witness in aggravated murder trial led from court in cuffs

Witness in aggravated murder trial led from court in cuffs WARREN The Trumbull County Sheriff’s


GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks


Witnesses sought in Jackson trial in Akron, testimony resumes Wednesday

Witnesses sought in Jackson trial in Akron, testimony resumes Wednesday


2 men arraigned on murder, kidnapping charges

2 men arraigned on murder, kidnapping charges


Ohio House makes changes to laws governing psychologists

Ohio House makes changes to laws governing psychologists


Arraignments in cases of murder and kidnapping

Arraignments in cases of murder and kidnapping YOUNGSTOWN A man accused of murder and another


US home prices rise in October by most in 6 years

US home prices rise in October by most in 6 years


Ohio illnesses due to meningitis outbreak now at 19

Ohio illnesses due to meningitis outbreak now at 19


Boardman police dispatchers participating in Angel Giving Tree program

Boardman police dispatchers participating in Angel Giving Tree


Democrats take aim at bid to privatize Pa. lottery

Democrats take aim at bid to privatize Pa. lottery


US bank earnings up 6.6 pct., most in 6 years

US bank earnings up 6.6 pct., most in 6 years


Program to help Ohio schools teach founding documents

Program to help Ohio schools teach founding documents


NJ mayor Booker set for food stamp challenge

NJ mayor Booker set for food stamp challenge


Accused killer of child is competent to stand trial

Accused killer of child is competent to stand trial YOUNGSTOWN A Mahoning County Common Pleas


Radio calls show concern about Cleveland police chase

Radio calls show concern about Cleveland police chase


Lordstown streets and sidewalks committee meets Wednesday

Lordstown streets and sidewalks committee meets Wednesday


Holiday-tasting event Saturday on Youngstown's North Side

Holiday-tasting event Saturday on Youngstown's North Side


After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs

After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs


Israel to advance east Jerusalem building plans

Israel to advance east Jerusalem building plans


Ohio gives money to Valley organizations to help the homeless

Ohio gives money to Valley organizations to help the homeless


Columbus pays $150K to settle harassment claim

Columbus pays $150K to settle harassment claim


Columbus man shot in head walks into East Liverpool hospital

Columbus man shot in head walks into East Liverpool hospital


Junior women choose new league officers

Junior women choose new league officers POLAND Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League officers


REUNIONS

Campbell Memorial High School Classes of 1942 will have a 70th reunion Jan. 3 at TJ’s Restaurant,


Denise White | Stephen Warrick

CINCINNATI St. Monica Church of St. George Parish provided the setting for the Sept. 1 exchange of

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Jessica R. Williams | Matthew D. Campbell

YOUNGSTOWN St. Christine Church provided the setting of the Oct. 6 exchange of vows between

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Aided by Sandy, Cruze sales rise again

By BURTON SPEAKMAN bspeakman@vindy.com LORDSTOWN Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze were up 27 percent in November, continuing a string of four-consecutive strong months for the Lordstown-built vehicle.


Assisted-living facilities lack ability to be fined

By CHRIS COTELESSE TheNewsOutlet.org NILES The alarms meant to protect Eva Gorosics were quiet the night of April 9, when the 84-year-old Alzheimers patient walked out of Grace Woods Senior Living in Niles, into the cold, and to her death.


Program allows people to have better quality of life

By CAITLIN COOK TheNewsOutlet.org On a given day, Brienne Allison, 41, may be getting ready for a date with her boyfriend, entertaining a friend or listening to Van Halen on her stereo.


Health official offers new inspection plan

youngstown By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown District Board of Health has submitted a corrective-action plan to the Ohio Department of Health that the city’s acting commissioner, Erin M. Bishop, believes will preserve the local health department’s food-service inspection program.


Breaking Bread

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com BROOKFIELD Tim May grows long- winded when he talks about his plans to open a diner on Warren-Sharon Road, at the corner of a vast and mostly vacant lot where the Valley View Antique Mall and Expo Center once stood.


Fitch off to flying start

Sefcik, Thompson lead offense By Ryan Buck sports@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN Basketball minds often emphasize the importance of strong guard play when predicting success for the teams they study.


City to fully demolish Paramount Theatre

By DENISE DICK denise_dick@vindy.com Youngstown With costs to save the front portion prohibitive, the city has taken steps to demolish the entire Paramount Theatre.


Big things ahead for Covelli game?

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN If Jerry Slocum has his way, Saturday’s game against Hiram at the Covelli Centre could be the basketball equivalent of a plate of nachos before a steak dinner.


SI names James Sportsman of the Year

Akron native will grace cover for the 18th time Associated Press MIAMI


Austintown School crossing guard is struck, injured

By susan tebben stebben@vindy.com austintown A crossing guard was hit by a car and injured while directing traffic in front of Watson Elementary School in Austintown.


Lawyers: Revoke Girts’ bond

By DENISE DICK denise_dick@vindy.com cleveland For the second time in four months, Cuyahoga County prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the bond of a Poland native accused in the poisoning death of his third wife.


After two straight wins, Shurmur still unsure of future with Cleveland

Associated Press BEREA Browns coach Pat Shurmur has already developed thick skin. Now, he’s bulking up his record.


Man pleads guilty in June stabbing of wife

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN An assistant Mahoning County prosecutor is recommending a 16-year prison term for a Boardman man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder, felonious assault and kidnapping in the June 3 stabbing of his estranged wife.


Battered Steelers rally behind resurgent Batch

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Larry Foote has no illusions about the Pittsburgh Steelers catching the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North even after Sunday’s emotionally charged 23-20 victory over their bitter rivals.


Farmer Casey's Ranch hosts Santa's Workshop

Brandy Burgess, left, and Amy Rigby show off the yarn ornaments made and sold at Farmer Casey’s Ranch in Coitsville. The facility is operated by the Purple Cat, which provides day-program alternatives to adults with physical and mental challenges.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Rachel Johnson, Youngstown, girl, Dec. 2. Chuck and


Farmers joins MSCI Micro Cap Index

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com Canfield Farmers National Bank now will count itself


The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average


Growth trumps austerity

Opinion: By Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times It would be bad enough if the purveyors of economic and


Group adds site to donate glasses

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Lions Club has added the Howard Hanna Real Estate


Study: TV viewers are also Tweeters

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK Television viewers were once called couch


Time to bring down hammer on Ohio Leather Works owner

Editorial: It’s not surprising that Maryland- based Navy Friends Inc., owner of the former Ohio Leather Works


In Afghanistan, the poppy crop rules

Opinion: By Ezatullah Latifi Institute for War & Peace Reporting TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan Uruzgan


All-American Conference National Division

CAMPBELL Conference: All-American Conference National Division 2011-12 record: 0-20. Head


WEATHERSFIELD TWP. Trustees hire ex-clerk to fill 2 posts

Staff report MINERAL RIDGE Weathersfield Township trustees have hired former township clerk


Agenda Wednesday

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


birthdays

birthdays Game-show host Wink Martindale is 79. Singer Freddy Cannon is 76. Actor-producer-


Warren police officer is disciplined again

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN A Warren police sergeant who agreed to a three-month


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 339th day of 2012. There are 27 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


The Smashing Pumpkins will play new album in its entirety Smashing the trend

By BRANDON JUDEH entertainment@vindy.com For many, the ’90s are a distant memory, it’s boom


Struthers rolls over Lakeview for 3-0 start

By Greg gulas sports@vindy.com STRUTHERS The Struthers High School girls’ basketball team is a


newsmakers

newsmakers ‘Bachelorette’ weds her boyfriend NEW YORK Ashley Hebert no longer is a


Kasich continues to seek support for plan

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich continued to seek “strong support” for


Heisman could be first freshman or defender

Associated Press NEW YORK Johnny Manziel and Manti Te’o are in position to make Heisman Trophy


INSIDE

INSIDE vThe Cleveland Cavaliers fall to the Detroit Pistons, B3


Judge ousted in Fort Hood shooting-rampage case

Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort


Burke Decor opens store in Boardman

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com BOARDMAN In October, Burke Decor opened its doors to


Campbell officials talk police raises

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com campbell City administrators and police union


NY designer will guide Paris label

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK Young downtown designer Alexander Wang is


GM Lordstown to shut down 1 week ahead of holiday break

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com LORDSTOWN General Motors announced late Monday that


Horizon League selects YSU’s Shar’Rae Davis

Horizon League selects YSU’s Shar’Rae Davis Indianapolis Youngstown State freshman point guard


WArren Victims report violence, robberies

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Two people were hit by gunfire in two Sunday incidents,


AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP Ditzler’s soon-to-be-vacant seat on board of trustees draws interest

By susan tebben stebben@vindy.com austintown Several candidates are interested in being the


Flu season starts early and could be bad, CDC says

Associated Press NEW YORK Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade


Local deer numbers spike in 2012 season

From staff and wire reports The deer harvest in Mahoning and Trumbull counties during Ohio’s


Girls basketball teams at a glance Inter Tri-County League Tier One

CRESTVIEW Conference: Inter Tri-County League Tier One 2011-12 record: 16-7. Head coach: Rick


Jettison old pledges

Opinion: By Cokie Roberts and Steven V. ROBERTS Universal Features Syndicate “The only pledge I’d sign


Ohio’s keeping bad company

Opinion: Ohio’s keeping bad company Cleveland Plain Dealer: An Ohio House committee risks shaming the state


Police investigate missing funds

Police investigate missing funds BOARDMAN Police are investigating why the Sunset Knoll Condo


Israel feels heat from allies over settlements

Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel rejected a wave of American and European condemnations Monday


Rock hall of fame gets new chief executive

Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting a new chief executive,


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 25.33 —.21 Avalon


William, Kate expecting baby

Associated Press LONDON The most widely anticipated pregnancy since Princess Diana’s in 1981 is


US manufacturing shrinks to 3-year low

US manufacturing shrinks to 3-year low WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its


SSLqLabor of love’ continues at high school level

By Greg Gulas sports@vindy.com BOARDMAN The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley was founded


RGIII leads ’Skins over Giants

Associated Press LANDOVER, MD Robert Griffin III threw for one touchdown and had a fumble turn


Pope to tweet using @pontifex

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and


Detroit defense stifles Cavaliers

Associated Press AUBURN HILLS, MICH. Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Kyle Singler and Tayshaun


US warns Syria against using chemical arms

Associated Press WASHINGTON The White House and its allies are weighing military options to


Taxing rich won’t cure the economy

Opinion: Amid all the political and media hoopla about the “fiscal cliff” crisis, there are a few facts that


IF YOU GO

IF YOU GO What: Santa’s Workshop craft fair, which features a variety of small-gift holiday items


Turnover-prone YSU finds a way

Staff report INDIANAPOLIS The Youngstown State women’s basketball team battled through 37


Gacy’s blood could help solve murders

Gacy’s blood could help solve murders CHICAGO Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial


Poland Library still closed for tests

Staff report POLAND The Poland Library will remained closed through Wednesday while more


QUOTABLE ROD CAREY, new NIU head coach on his team “busting the BCS” when it faces Florida State.

“It still makes my head spin. It has been crazy; it has been nuts. That’s the only way to explain


Steelers vs. CHARGERS

Steelers vs. CHARGERS When: Sunday; kickoff at 1 p.m. Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Radio:


Deceased trio elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Associated Press Nashville, TENN. Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire


oddly enough

oddly enough Deer get onto racetrack; announcer plays along WASHINGTON, Pa. Spectators who


MAHONING COUNTY Courts, Bankruptcies

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Carlton D. Frederick, 51, of 2525 Ohio Ave., Unit 2,


Woman found dead

Woman found dead SALEM Columbiana County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting south