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Witnesses say East Side fire started with bomb

City police continue to investigate an East Side fire that witnesses say started with a bomb.


Poland library set to reopen Friday

The Poland Library, closed since Nov. 16, is likely to reopen Friday, library officials say.


First of 4 involved in East Side shootout to be arraigned

One of the four men police say was involved in a shootout at an East Side convenience store will be arraigned Thursday, Police Chief Rod Foley says.


Boardman Park's musical light display open

Boardman Park will have a holiday light display from 5 to 10 p.m. every night until Jan. 2.


Beard, other issues remain for new Fort Hood judge

Beard, other issues remain for new Fort Hood judge DALLAS (AP) — The new judge taking over the


Most Americans favor eliminating tax cuts for wealthy

Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows.


Pa. gov working to avoid more deep spending cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s top budget adviser isn’t saying whether the Republican will ask the Legislature for deep spending cuts when he presents a spending plan in February.


Sheriff: Procedures not followed in Texas escape

Sheriff: Procedures not followed in Texas escape DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas sheriff says some of


Pa. slots revenue up slightly over Nov. 2011

Pa. slots revenue up slightly over Nov. 2011


Pentagon begins planning for massive budget cuts

Pentagon begins planning for massive budget cuts


Mercer, Pa. man sentenced to 35 years in prison on child-porn charges

Mercer, Pa. man sentenced to 35 years in prison on child-porn charges


Starbucks to open 1,500 more cafes in US

Starbucks to open 1,500 more cafes in US


School records may relate to alleged Colo. gunman

School records may relate to alleged Colo. gunman DENVER (AP) — The University of Colorado at


Detour set for traffic in Leetonia for bridge project

Detour set for traffic in Leetonia for bridge project


Oil down with Cushing inventory nearly flat

Oil down with Cushing inventory nearly flat Oil prices are down today after the government


Deal to allow more tests near Ohio cancer cluster

Deal to allow more tests near Ohio cancer cluster


Consol, EQT bid to drill at Pittsburgh International Airport

Consol, EQT bid to drill at Pittsburgh International Airport


Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for whole year in space

Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for whole year in space CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men who


Warren man convicted of charges involving minors sent to prison

youngstown A Warren man convicted of 48 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving


Rules for health 'navigators' head to Ohio House

Rules for health 'navigators' head to Ohio House


Prosecutor: Jamelle Jackson was one of 2 who fired guns at house party near YSU

Prosecutor: Jamelle Jackson was one of 2 who fired guns at house party near YSU


Utah St basketball player in critical condition

Utah St basketball player in critical condition SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State basketball


AP sources: President Obama to ask for $50 billion in Sandy aid

AP sources: President Obama to ask for $50 billion in Sandy aid


Stocks mostly rise on Wall Street, led by banks

Stocks mostly rise on Wall Street, led by banks NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly higher on Wall


DA: Woman 'smelled sex' on Pa. boyfriend, killed him

DA: Woman 'smelled sex' on Pa. boyfriend, killed him


Man hit by train in Columbiana County

Man hit by train in Columbiana County


Ohio judge seals record in 'M*A*S*H' hot dog case

Ohio judge seals record in M*A*S*H hot dog case


Manager: Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

Manager: Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jazz composer and pianist


Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal

Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal


Freaked out by doomsday predictions? Get the facts

Freaked out by doomsday predictions? Get the facts Youngstown The Maya Prophecy and predictions


Obama warns against another debt-ceiling fight

Obama warns against another debt-ceiling fight


Ex-Pa. state trooper claims he was fired over Ebonics

Ex-Pa. state trooper claims he was fired over Ebonics


Honda marks 1 millionth export at its Ohio plant

Honda marks 1 millionth export at its Ohio plant


4 years for Ohio ex-doctor in pain clinic case

4 years for Ohio ex-doctor in pain clinic case


LA ports reopening after crippling strike

LA ports reopening after crippling strike


Suspect in fatal NYC subway push implicates self

Suspect in fatal NYC subway push implicates self


Ohio workers repair tested toys to donate to children

Ohio workers repair tested toys to donate to children


It's official: Hartford fire levy passes by 5 votes

It's official: Hartford fire levy passes by 5 votes


Youngstown police officers to be promoted Friday

Youngstown police officers to be promoted Friday


Warren Fire Department gets grant extension to retain firefighters

Warren Fire Department gets grant extension to retain firefighters WARREN The Warren Fire


Death toll from Philippine typhoon nears 300

Death toll from Philippine typhoon nears 300


Ohio, Ky. governors to meet on bridge funds

Ohio, Ky. governors to meet on bridge funds


Residents put ribbon on burned-out Pa. house

Residents put ribbon on burned-out Pa. house


Ohio student dies after playing basketball

Ohio student dies after playing basketball


Police in SW Ohio report murder-suicide

Police in SW Ohio report murder-suicide


Charges filed against Warren couple for animal cruelty

Charges filed against Warren couple for animal cruelty WARREN Warrants were issued and charges


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY Boar’s Head Ladies of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., will serve a chicken


Committee to offer Santa anytime project

Committee to offer Santa anytime project YOUNGSTOWN All classes of North High School Reunion


Angel Giving Tree at Boardman PD to help local needy kids

Boardman police dispatchers are coordinating an Angel Giving Tree to benefit the Salvation Army.


Rockies wildlife officials considering hunt for grizzlies

With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts for grizzlies in anticipation of the government lifting their threatened species status.


‘Pause’ protects 910th at Youngstown airbase

The 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) received a “strategic pause” protecting it from a reduction of planes and personnel proposed by the Air Force in the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill.


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Devils rely on Pugh vs. Ridge

McDonald sophomore point guard Anthony Pugh — the smallest, youngest-looking player on the Blue Devils roster — holds the biggest responsibilities for his team.

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Public-private playoff split? It could happen

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN In May, Ohio’s high school principals will likely


Gillam, Brown-Clark, Boles complain to state about Youngstown downsizing

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS The debate over the elimination of a seat on Youngstown


Warren owners find pet dog’s neck sliced

Staff report WARREN One block east of the house where five dogs and four kittens were found dead


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Wolfe powers Poland to victory

With just under three minutes remaining in his team’s clash with Liberty on Tuesday night, Poland boys basketball coach Ken Grisdale ordered his star over to the bench for a swig of fruit punch-flavored Gatorade.

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Irish continue tough schedule, fall to Perry

By MATTHEW PEASLEE mpeaslee@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Keith Gunther’s Ursuline Fighting Irish


Va. judge dismisses charge against Rep. Ryan

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A Virginia judge dismissed a public-


Falcons slow it down vs. Alliance

By Brandon Judeh sports@vindy.com Austintown The only thing stealing the headline from the


Comic artist Chris Yambar speaks at Hubbard library

A legendary comic-book artist offered a small piece of advice for some young adults:

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Valley vets strike deal for Toys for Tots bikes

Marine Corps veteran Harry Dampf says he will wake up Christmas morning with a good feeling in his heart and a smile on his face thinking about 115 kids who will find bicycles under their Christmas trees.

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Steverson nets double-double as Spartans win

By GREG GULAS sports@vindy.com CAMPBELL They say the greatest improvement a team makes comes


YPD probes East Side shootout

Police are investigating an afternoon shootout at an East Side convenience store.

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Shooting probe continues in Salem

By Danny Restivo drestivo@vindy.com SALEM Authorities continue to investigate a shooting that


Boardman kids honor Rachel's contagious compassion

Christian Saab, a fifth-grader at Boardman Center Middle School talks about his experiences during a presentation about Rachel's Challenge Tuesday. Christian will be trained in the message of “paying it forward” with kindness and compassion as part of the Rachel program, named for the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

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Cuba cracks down on rights advocates

Opinion: By Ivette Martinez Institute for War & Peace Reporting More than 5,600 dissidents, journalists


Illnesses in meningitis outbreak rise to 19

Associated Press COLUMBUS Health officials say a 58-year-old Morrow County woman’s fungal


Is Rice best choice for State?

Opinion: For weeks, Republicans have directed criticism over the Obama administration’s handling of the


basketball High school previews

COLUMBIANA Conference: Inter Tri-County League Tier Two 2011-12 record: 6-15 Head coach: Ron


METRO DIGEST || Niles robbery suspect sought

Suspect sought NILES Police have what they believe are identifiable photos of a robber who took


police calls

police calls A summare of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown Township: CANFIELD


Time for Morsi to pay heed

Opinion: The two biggest Mideast crises this past week, concerning Egypt and Palestine, involved voting.


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Do your homework before you ... Uncork the bubbly for the holidays

December is a month full of celebrations for most Americans. Holiday gatherings with friends and family, company parties and the annual New Year’s Eve celebration give us many occasions to enjoy a little more of the good life than we normally do.

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champion township Tax-abatement OK moves forging mill closer to expansion

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Billy Orbach, president of Ohio Star Forge, a Champion


Testimony continues in YSU frat house murder trial

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com AKRON Jurors in the murder trial of Jamelle Jackson


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Mahoning County commissioners, 10 a.m., commissioners’ hearing room, second


newsmakers

newsmakers Michael Richards signed to sitcom pilot NEW YORK TV Land says it has cast


U.S.-Mexico ties should be a priority

Opinion: By Sen. MARCO RUBIO McClatchy-Tribune On Saturday, Enrique Pena Nieto took office as the new


‘Hot in Cleveland’ quartet keeps comedy coming Staying hot

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK Sure, three’s a crowd. But four is a hoot.


2 arraigned on murder and kidnapping/abduction charges

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A man accused of murder and another accused of kidnapping in two


Holiday entertaining

Family Features Host a holiday party that’s simple and festive with a combination of pre-made


Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, starts Saturday night. To mark this joyous occasion, we

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, starts Saturday night. To mark this joyous occasion, we


birthdays

birthdays Singer Little Richard is 80. Guitarist J.J. Cale is 74. Opera singer Jose Carreras is


Worth the trip

Worth the trip Ross Morrone says his parents made the trip to Johnny’s last weekend, and two


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Rajah James, 31, of 1520 Ohio Ave., Youngstown, and


Shawn Wilson ruled competent to stand trial in death of 8-year-old

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge


Trumbull finances won’t improve

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano says the county’s


Forbes: Youngstown metro area has lowest pay rates

Staff report Youngstown is No. 1. Unfortunately, the metro area tops a list on which most


Grammys add three categories

Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES When the Recording Academy consolidated last year’s Grammy


Burger Bash IV

Burger Bash IV Valley Food will feature the 4th annual MVBRB Burger of the Year award “Burger


Owner of ISLE plans to open bakery

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A downtown bakery and luncheonette is expected


Fracking issues to be topic of talk

Fracking issues to be topic of talk youngstown Ed Hashbarger will speak about forced pooling


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Set a fantastic holiday table

Family Features The holidays are about making memories with friends and family. When it’s your


US home prices rose in Oct. by most in 6 years

Associated Press WASHINGTON A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared


Hunt for healthy

Hunt for healthy We’re looking for the healthiest restaurant in the Valley. Send in your


Bon Jovi talks about tour, daughter

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK Jon Bon Jovi has been with his band for more than 30


Which will Kasich choose: Pay for roads the old-fashioned way, or raid turnpike’s coffers

Editorial: We’re on pins and needles wait- ing to see if Gov. John Kasich leaves the Ohio Turnpike to do what


State oil, gas production rose in 2011, ODNR report says

By BURTON SPEAKMAN bspeakman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Kent’s Hazell hired at Purdue

Kent’s Hazell hired at Purdue KENT Kent State football coach Darrell Hazell has been hired at


Fleetwood Mac tour includes Pgh.

Newsday NEW YORK After three years working on their own projects, Fleetwood Mac — Stevie Nicks,


Obama’s 2nd inaugural seems to be an afterthought around DC

Associated Press WASHINGTON Four years ago, Barack Obama’s swearing-in drew a record crowd to


K-State’s Klein no ordinary QB

Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. Collin Klein is the Heisman Trophy finalist who fits no mold.


Separate playoffs will cause problems

The late Rodney King once openly wondered, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer — across


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 25.25 —.08 Avalon


US banks report stronger profits

Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. banks are enjoying their best profits in six years and are


Steelers’ Taylor out with injury

Associated Press PITTSBURGH There have been very few constants in Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike


Asbestos lawsuit bill clears panel

Associated Press COLUMBUS An Ohio Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday aimed at curbing


Iran: We have drone

Iran: We have drone TEHRAN, Iran Iran claimed Tuesday it had taken another prize in a growing


Owners, players meet in new talks

Associated Press NEW YORK The only early details that emerged from the latest round of


Wild coyotes ‘kind of chilling’ by Wrigley Field

Associated Press CHICAGO Wild baseball fans may be a standard sight at Wrigley Field, but a pair


‘fiscal cliff’ talks Behind rhetoric, makings of a deal

Associated Press WASHINGTON Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House


Youngstown groups: Bill would clean-up abandoned properties

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Two Youngstown groups are voicing their support for


Next, tackle school financing

Opinion: Next, tackle school financing Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune: Representatives in the Ohio House voted


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Rachel Miller and Scott McIntosh, Lisbon, girl, Dec. 3.


Preventing homelessness

Preventing homelessness COLUMBUS State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, announced Monday