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200 turn out for Springfield Math Night

Springfield students and parents went on a camping adventure Thursday night.


GOP wants to raise Medicare eligibility age, expert details costs

Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's huge deficits.


NYC settles foster adoptions abuse suit for $9.7M

NYC settles foster adoptions abuse suit for $9.7M NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will pay $9.7


NHL rejects players’ offer to break labor impasse

NHL rejects players’ offer to break labor impasse NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has rejected the


Wife accused in Mo. sex slave case pleads guilty

Wife accused in Mo. sex slave case pleads guilty KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has admitted


DA: Pittsburgh Zoo removing deck where tot fell

DA: Pittsburgh Zoo removing deck where tot fell PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Zoo is removing


Zynga moves to enter US gambling market

Zynga moves to enter US gambling market NEW YORK (AP) — Online games company Zynga said it has


Amish man denied new trial in hate crimes case

Amish man denied new trial in hate crimes case YOUNGSTOWN A federal judge denied a new trial


Rotting whale is gigantic problem in Malibu

Rotting whale is gigantic problem in Malibu MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A whale carcass rotting near


Mormon church wants more compassion for gays

Mormon church wants more compassion for gays SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has a new


Mahoning Co. commissioners approve $50M-plus 2013 budget

Mahoning Co. commissioners approve $50.2M 2013 budget


Warren Family Mission needs toys for Christmas

Warren Family Mission needs toys for Christmas WARREN The Warren Family Mission is in need of


Snyder, GOP leaders to push right to work in Mich.

Snyder, GOP leaders to push right to work in Mich. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder


Islamic Jihad says Israel warns against Gaza trip

Islamic Jihad says Israel warns against Gaza trip GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Members of Iranian-


Austintown's new fire chief has familiar name

Austintown's new fire chief has familiar name


Court rules commander didn’t discriminate against black state trooper

Court rules commander didn’t discriminate against black state trooper COLUMBUS The Ohio Court of


ODNR: Capsized boat on Mosquito Lake probably overloaded

ODNR: Capsized boat on Mosquito Lake probably overloaded CORTLAND A spokesman for the Division


Jeb Bush to lead National Constitution Center

Jeb Bush to lead National Constitution Center PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is


UPDATE: Jury convicts Jamelle Jackson of murder, felonious assault

Jury convicts Jamelle Jackson of murder, felonious assault


Newton trustees schedule special meeting

Newton trustees schedule special meeting Newton Falls Newton Township trustees will host a


Two Youngstown police officers being promoted

Two Youngstown police officers being promoted youngstown Mayor Charles P. Sammarone and Police


Payday lender will reimburse Ohio customers

Payday lender will reimburse Ohio customers


Homeowners will pay more for Cincy stadiums

Homeowners will pay more for Cincy stadiums


Pavlik fight might be canceled

Pavlik fight might be canceled


Warren lawyer receives reprimand

Warren lawyer receives reprimand


Cortland branch library has new telephone number

Cortland branch library has new telephone number


Ohio man gets 36 years in prison for series of holdups

Ohio man gets 36 years in prison for series of holdups


Warren Family Mission looking for toy donations

Warren Family Mission looking for toy donations


Youngstown firefighers kept busy Wednesday, early today

Youngstown firefighters kept busy Wednesday, early today


Obese condemned Ohio killer asks parole board for mercy

Condemned Ohio killer asks parole board for mercy


Warren City Council meets today

Warren City Council meets today


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

Dr. Ryan J. and Julianne E. (Zetts) Gnandt of Chula Vista, Calif., are announcing the birth of their


Gospel celebration set for Saturday

Gospel celebration set for Saturday YOUNGSTOWN Shekinah Glory Drama Outreach Ministry/God’s


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Browns’ Thomas blasts ex-teammate Hillis

Offensive tackle Joe Thomas called Chiefs' running back Peyton Hills a distraction.

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Hagan: Numbers don’t call for third Youngstown judge

The proposal to eliminate a Youngstown Muni seat likely will be voted on next week.

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Money stolen from Salvation Army returned

The thief dropped off $130 to after taking a red kettle from Southern Park Mall.


Boardman grad contributing with unbeaten MSU

Boardman's Courtney Schiffauer is a senior starter and captain for the Michigan State women's basketball team

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Cincinnati clinches win over YSU

Cincinnati outscored the Youngstown State women’s basketball team 13-2 over the final two-and-a-half minutes to close out a 57-46 victory on Wednesday night at Fifth Third Arena.


Salem shooting victim's mom in prison for killing child

Grandmother is believed to be the legal guardian of the 5-year-old


Austintown officials consider seismic testing

Trustees are considering allowing a company to do seismic tests for oil and natural gas in Austintown, including the township park.


KSU’s Hazell hired at Purdue

The best season in Kent State football history enabled second-year Golden Flashes coach Darrell Hazell to secure a Big Ten job

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9 counts of animal cruelty filed against Warren couple

They're accused of neglecting five starved dogs and four kittens found dead last week and face up to 90 days in jail for each.


PREPS AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL


Girls basketball roundup

Results of Wednesday’s games


Deliberations resume in YSU frat house shooting case

The defendant is accused of murdering one man and wounding 11 others


Warren captains not interested in chief's job

The city expects one of the department's four lieutenants to assume the post.

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Former supply shop owner runs national street rod tours

A passion for hot rods leads a man to a dream job visiting car shows across the nation

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Choffin students learn from new aquaponics program

Antwan Anderson, a student at Choffin Career and Technical Center, checks his squash plants that are thriving in beds at the school. The plants are part of the aquaponics program. Aquaponics is the raising of fish and plants in a closed ecosystem.

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Exporting gas for wrong reasons

Opinion: Exporting gas for wrong reasons Everyone has an opinion about fracking, and it’s usually


Truck dedication

Truck dedication BOARDMAN The public is invited to join Boardman firefighters and local official


Two Canfield students picked for Showcase

Two Canfield students picked for Showcase CANFIELD Two Canfield High School students have been


Girls HIgh school basketbalL

Northeastern Athletic Conference teams at a glance


Mercer, Pa. man gets 35 years for child porn

The crimes took place from March to June 2011


Girls high school basketball at a glance

A look at the District teams


Waiting room renamed

Waiting room renamed SHARON, PA. Sharon Regional Health System has renamed its Surgical Family


Poland library expected to reopen Friday

Kravitz’s Deli also will reopen but the building’s elevator will remain sealed off.


METRO DIGEST || Musical light display in Boardman Park

Musical light display BOARDMAN Boardman Park will have a holiday light display from 5 to 10 p.m.


Glycerin: the magic ingredient against cramps?

Q. I was troubled with severe leg cramps an hour or two after going to bed on the days when I’d


Bulls take control early against Cavaliers

Marco Belinelli scored a season-high 23 points, Luol Deng added 22 and the Chicago Bulls took control early on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-85 on Wednesday night


Texas A&M freshman looks to make Heisman history

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could become the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy


POLICE CALLS IN POLAND, BOARDMAN

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Clinic planned

Clinic planned GIRARD A well-child immunization clinic is Dec. 12 at the Girard Health


'Snow Garden' at Mill Creek Park until Dec. 31

Youngstown park will feature seasonal plants


St. E's installs latest technology for erratic heartbeats

St. Elizabeth Health Center officials say the recently renovated cardiovascular lab features the most advanced technology available for treatment of erratic heartbeats.


Warren man sentenced on child sex charges

A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge sentences a Warren man convicted of 48 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving minors to four years in prison. Joshua Platek, 19, also must register as a sex offender.


Warren gets grant extension to keep firefighters

Loss of Warren grant could mean cuts to city firefighter ranks


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Kendall and Lisa Kokoski, Youngstown, boy, Dec. 3. Tysha


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Divorces asked Heather C. Falanga, 7660 Franco Court, Boardman, v.


Two charged with conspiracy

Staff report CLEVELAND Two men who operated A. Bonamase Contracting Inc. of Youngstown are


Kelly, Saban anticipate plenty of restless nights

Brian Kelly and Nick Saban expect many restless nights between now and the BCS championship game on Jan. 7.


New state law might put many sweepstakes parlors out of business

Some legislators think the parlors are unregulated gambling houses


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Steelers QB getting better

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is working his way back from shoulder and rib injuries

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Troopers: Killer strangled himself

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska A man who confessed killing an Alaska barista and multiple


Salem theater updates "Honky Tonk"

Salem Community Theater will present two holiday- season productions, starting with “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” which opens Fridays and runs for two weekends.


Egypt descends into political turmoil

Egypt descends into political turmoil cairo Egypt descended into political turmoil on Wednesday


NHL labor talks progressing

Negotiations between hockey owners and players are going so well that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he’s “pleased with the process” — even if he has been left outside the latest rounds of discussions.


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Nearby robbery, bear prompt a lockdown at Pa. school GLENSHAW, Pa. Robbers and


Belcher’s mom: Slayings haven’t lessened love

The mother of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher says she still loves him and his murdered girlfriend


Utah State basketball player getting better

Utah State basketball player Danny Berger, who collapsed at practice Tuesday, is making progress


Brownlee’s return for ‘Barber’ high note for opera

Opera Western Reserve’s performance of “The Barber of Seville” was an evening of many highlights.


Country music flows from Staind frontman

Rocker-turned-country artist Aaron Lewis describes his songwriting process in graphic terms. For example, regarding his latest single “Forever,” the Staind frontman, well, doesn’t hold back.


Warren cop fired after incidents with alcohol abuse

Warren officer with 17 years of experience let go because of missed work, probation violation, alcohol abuse


Disney On Ice director living childhood dreams

As a child growing up in Toronto, Patty Vincent has vivid memories of traveling in the family car and taking a three-day drive to visit the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.


Playhouse offers holiday cabaret

The Youngstown Playhouse will celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with the one-act play “Not on This Night,” followed by an hour of holiday music featuring Carla Gipson.


Pampered Warren cop pulls another stunt

Editorial: Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers obviously missed an opportunity to teach police Sgt. Emanuel Nites a lesson he would never forget.


NIGHTLIFE

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


‘A Seussified Christmas’ at PSU-Shenango

‘A Seussified Christmas’ at PSU-Shenango The world of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” meets


CD RATES

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


Numbers Band to perform in benefit concert

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Robert Kidney and members of the Numbers Band will perform next Thursday


ENTERTAINING THOUGHTS

ENTERTAINING THOUGHTS A night at the opera that will long be remembered. C2


A history lesson on tax cuts

Opinion: WASHINGTON Memories are short, which is lucky for politicians. Consider the current debate over


Comic hopes to leave impression

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Stand-up comedian Cal Verduchi admits he’s shameless when


‘A Christmas Carol’ at Kent-Trumbull

‘A Christmas Carol’ at Kent-Trumbull Kent Trumbull Theatre will present the holiday classic “A


No spending cuts from president

Opinion: WASHINGTON Even Jonathan Swift, who said promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have


Community band, chorus in concert for food bank

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Stambaugh Chorus and the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will


Youngstown councilwoman pulls injection-well ban proposal

The mayor says he wouldn’t sign the bill even if it passed


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “For the Record,SDRq Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., will


Youngstown man to face charges in East Side shootout

The motive in Tuesday’s shootout at a convenience store may be ‘fallout’ or ‘retaliation’ from a prior crime, the city police chief says.


Hundreds die, hundreds missing in typhoon

Associated Press NEW BATAAN, Philippines Stunned parents searching for missing children examined


New movies this week

NEw this week Playing for Keeps (PG-13) To get his life back on track, a floundering former


Medicaid expansion good for economy

Opinion: By Sen. JOE SCHIAVONI AND KIRK NODEN Special to The Vindicator We have a choice to make. Our


Short sales of homes are on the rise

Associated Press LOS ANGELES Sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and


Grammys celebrate musical diversity

Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six


Obama, Boehner discuss ‘fiscal cliff’ by telephone

Associated Press WASHINGTON For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker


Hunters find bodies thought to be 2 missing Iowa cousins

Associated Press EVANSDALE, Iowa Hunters discovered two bodies Wednesday believed to be the


Cheap degree programs

Opinion: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun: Not surprisingly, Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to state colleges to


Starbucks to open 1,500 more cafes in US

Associated Press NEW YORK Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world’s


GRAMMY AWARDS | Nominees

Nominees announced Wednesday in top categories for the 55th annual Grammy Awards:


Citigroup plans to cut 11,000 jobs

Citigroup plans to cut 11,000 jobs new york Citigroup said Wednesday that it will cut 11,000


Trumbull teachers excited about new technology

BP makes $50K donation to Trumbull program


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Winfrey reveals book club pick NEW YORK Add another book for possible holiday


Jazz great Brubeck dies

By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck,


A fixed heart rhythm leads to new life

By James Walsh Minneapolis Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS Marcus McCleery, the 372-pound version of


Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2012. There are 25 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Superstorm Sandy devastates Cuba

Opinion: By Roberto de Jesus Guerra Perez Institute for War & Peace Reporting SANTIAGO, Cuba While


WTG

TODAY Children Preschool Storytime, 11:30 a.m., Liberty Branch Library, 415 Church Hill-Hubbard


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