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UPDATE: Police: Boy, 7, accidentally shot to death by father

UPDATE: Police: Boy, 7, accidentally shot to death by father MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A man’s handgun

LAPD apologizes to family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. for autopsy’s release

LAPD apologizes to family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. for autopsy’s release LOS ANGELES-The Los

“Johnny Football” wins Heisman Trophy

“Johnny Football” wins Heisman Trophy Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel -- commonly referred to

Reinhold Weege, creator of TV hit ‘Night Court,’ dies at 62

Reinhold Weege, creator of TV hit ‘Night Court,’ dies at 62 Reinhold Weege, who created the

Soldier’s slaying in US is bitter irony for family

Soldier’s slaying in US is bitter irony for family DENVER (AP) — Army Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux’s

Detroit judge put on leave amid claims of affair

Detroit judge put on leave amid claims of affair DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit judge recently

Cowboy charged after player dies in auto accident

Cowboy charged after player dies in auto accident IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys practice-

Fla. GOP to ex-Gov. Crist: Bring it on

Fla. GOP to ex-Gov. Crist: Bring it on TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican Party leaders

Prarat-Buchwalter wedding set for Valentine’s Day

James Prarat of Akron and Rosanne Pierce of Ellenton, Fla., formerly of Youngstown, are announcing

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Kristi L. Cooper, Joshua M. Palmer will wed Dec. 29

Larry and Arleen Cooper of Austintown and John and Jenny Palmer of Canfield are announcing the

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Parents announce Christie-Huziak engagment

Edward and Carol Christie of Harrisville, Pa., and Wallace and Lillian Huziak of Boardman, are

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Kilar-Marriotti wedding set for April 2013

Robert and Christine Kilar of West Middlesex, Pa.. and Robert and Judy Bralich of Sharpsville, Pa.,

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Brown-Mauser wedding to be Jan. 12, 2013

Marquette, Mich. Marilyn and Roy Brown of Marquette are announcing the engagement of their

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Baklarz-Fisher nuptials set for Aug. 9, 2013

FRANKLIN, PA. Roger and Jane Jenkins and Dan and Sharon Fisher, all of Franklin, Pa., are

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Pajama storytime will be at library

Auxiliary luncheon date correction STRUTHERS St. Anthony’s Auxiliary of Struthers will meet for

7-year-old boy accidentally shot to death

7-year-old boy accidentally shot to death MERCER, Pa. A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot in the

Ryan: Covelli game the beginning of something big

Tonight, the Youngstown State men’s basketball team will play Hiram in the first Downtown Round Ball Classic at the Covelli Centre.

Liberty pulls away from Struthers

Liberty’s boys basketball team turned a close game into a 10-point win in the final 35 seconds.

Animal Charity: Stay away from pets as gifts

Often, young animals are chosen as gifts, but new owners don’t realize the commitment needed to raise a pet.

Deal nears to give parochial students public transportation

By DENISE DICK Youngstown The city school district is nearing a

Cooper, Korda power Western Reserve to win

Tin Cooper and Dalton Korda lead Western Reserve over Columbiana in boys basketball action.

Two patrolmen promoted to detective sergeants

Anthony Vitullo and Robert Lodwick are finally detective sergeants

WVU mascot told not to use musket for hunting

Mountaineers mascot Jonathan Kimble showed the musket he totes isn’t just a prop when he went into the woods and took down a black bear.

Penguins’ Crosby mulls his options as NHL lockout drags on

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby just wants to get back to work. At this point, where he takes the ice hardly matters.

Browns’ Cribbs not in favor of banning kickoffs

Thought of the NFL abolishing kickoff returns irritates Cleveland return specialist Josh Cribbs

New building owner plans to shutter Cedar's

Cedar's Lounge, the legendary rock'n'roll bar with a reputation that extends beyond the region, is being forced out of the location where it’s been for 37 years.

Chief accuses officer of untruthfulness, fires him

This was the second officer fired this week.

Friday night high school basketball roundup

Fitch, Girard were among Friday night’s boys basketball winners.

More Boys basketball inside

vCooper, Korda power Reserve to win over Columbiana. B4 vSouthern runs past McDonald in ITCL

Shlomo, 4-year-old son of Rabbis Daria and Josh Jacobs-Velde of Congregation Ohev Tzedek, reflects

Shlomo, 4-year-old son of Rabbis Daria and Josh Jacobs-Velde of Congregation Ohev Tzedek, reflects

Hanukkah highlights a miracle

The eight-day Jewish festival of lights celebrates religious freedom.

Valley women hear about Dresses for Haiti project

Help for Haitian girls is on the way thanks to women from various Mahoning Valley denominations.

Video transfer business thriving in Canfield

Mike Tarantino, who owns IM Video Transfer, helps customers convert old home movies into DVDs, providing personal services that larger retailers cannot.

Springfield’s Bees stings EP with 22 points, seven assists

Springfield’s Eoghan Bees scored 22 points (five 3-pointers) and had seven assists and five rebounds in a boys basketball win over East Palestine.

MADELYN P. hastings | |The Vindicator

MADELYN P. hastings | |The Vindicator Car-bus accident on Logan Ave. A car rear-ended a school


POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Liberty and Girard: LIBERTY Nov. 29

Columbus mayor honors unbeaten Ohio State football team

Thousands of fans gathered at St. John Arena on Friday to honor No. 3 Ohio State for its perfect season, waving signs that read “12-OH” and chanting for coach Urban Meyer.

Heisman web hedline

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Fighting Saints again stop Phantoms’ streak

Youngstown’s four-game winning streak was snapped with a 5-1 loss


THE VINDICATOR Cedar’s Lounge will be forced out of its longtime location at 23 N. Hazel St.,

Campbell survives Howland rally

The Campbell boys basketball team beats Howland despite letting a 12-point lead slip away.

Mooney rallies late to slip past East

Friday night’s basketball game between Cardinal Mooney and East resembled a high-stakes tournament clash.


birthdays Actor-producer-director Maximilian Schell is 82. Singer Jerry Butler is 73. Actor John

No injuries in $16K Warren house fire

Staff report WARREN Damage was estimated at $16,000 from a 1:05 a.m. house fire at 2335 Burton

There’s more in ‘store’ for Struthers Elementary kids

The PTA has set the stage to help kids spend their Christmas shopping dollars wisely.

Idora carousel continues spinning in Brooklyn

The restored carousel that formerly stood in Idora Park survived superstorm Sandy and turns again

Computer training

Computer training YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership’s Center for

Mahoning County Indictments

A Mahoning County grand jury this week handed up indictments against these people: Gary M. Stanke

“We’re the physical hands and feet and voice of our Lord. It’s up to us to do His

“We’re the physical hands and feet and voice of our Lord. It’s up to us to do His work on Earth.”

YSU’s women’s soccer team will get their field thanks to bank’s donation

A $500,000 donation for a women’s soccer field at YSU is the first contribution toward the planned $4.3 million sports complex along Fifth Avenue.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | The vindicator

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | The vindicator Zev Jacobs-Velde, 1, son of Rabbis Daria and Josh Jacobs-

71st Pearl Harbor remembrance set

71st Pearl Harbor remembrance set YOUNGSTOWN Lt. Frederick Kahn VFW Post 1423 will conduct its

City woman faces two years probation

Tracey Lane woman was one of four adult and two juvenile females accused of breaking into a home and behaving in a disorderly manner last April.

Obama asks $60.4B for Sandy victims

Obama asks $60.4B for Sandy victims WASHINGTON President Barack Obama asked Congress on Friday

Mill Creek Golf Course closed for the season

Mill Creek Golf Course closed for the season Youngstown The Mill Creek Golf Course is now closed

nick mays | The vindicator

nick mays | The vindicator In photo at left, Ruth Rock shows one of the Little Dresses for Haiti

Ohio officials look to expand Afterschool Meal Program

Staff report Cincinnati Ohio providers of child-nutrition programs came together earlier this


Births ST. Joseph Health Center Danielle Perry and Wilburt Tolley Jr., Niles, boy, Dec. 6.

KSU hosts 3 from Muskie program

Staff report Kent Kent State University welcomed three international students to campus as part

New pastor at Price AME

Staff report youngstown Bishop Louis Hunter Sr. appointed the Rev. Dr. William C. King Jr. to


World Fellowship Interdenominational Church, 494 W. Dewey Ave., Youngstown, is celebrating its 50th

NEW WILMINGTON, PA. Westminster College students help with Family Math Night

Staff report New wilmington, pa. Westminster College junior and senior early childhood/special

Chaney will perform ‘Rockin’ the Holidays’

Staff report Youngstown Chaney Visual and Performing Arts School promises a holiday show full of

Port says latest surgery went well

By DENISE DICK Austintown Since undergoing multiple surgeries to remove


newsmakers Rolling Stones to play Sandy benefit concert NEW YORK The Rolling Stones have been

Sharing Big Ten’s wealth

Opinion: Lansing (Mich.) State Journal: The Big Ten’s expansion into East Coast television markets by adding

news shows

news shows Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: Sens. Tom Coburn,

Register for spring semester at EGCC

Staff report youngstown Registration for the spring semester is open at Eastern Gateway


By LINDA M. LINONIS youngstown The late Rev. Elizabeth Powell left a

Steelers readying for fast finish against Chargers

The stakes are high for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Choffin seeks donations for mitten-tree project

Staff report Youngstown In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, “It is better to give than to

Years Ago

Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2012. There are 23 days left in the year. The Jewish

Axelrod shaves mustache for charity

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama’s strategist David Axelrod had his trademark

Pacquiao,Marquez are both desperate for win

Both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have added bulk along with the pounds, and both have had to deal with those who suspect they didn’t do it naturally.

Submit details on Christmas services

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

Dangerous for Sikhs in US to wear turbans

Opinion: By Dilveer Singh Vahali Los Angeles Times I was on my way to lunch with one of the partners at a

Honoring the fallen in Ohio

Opinion: COLUMBUS The Ohio Department of Transportation has a list of all of the roads and bridges named in

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Campus Kitchen wins national award

Staff report kent The Campus Kitchen Project is a national organization that provides healthy

Supreme Court to hear gay-marriage cases

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage

Boehner: No progress in talks

Associated Press WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in

Pearl Harbor dead honored on 71st anniversary of attack

Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii More than 2,000 people at Pearl Harbor and many more

Valley should prepare defense of air reserve base

Editorial: The Youngstown Air Reserve Station escapes the federal budget ax

Borrowing rises to record $2.75T

Associated Press WASHINGTON Americans swiped their credit cards more often in October and

Egypt delays early voting on constitution

Associated Press CAIRO Egypt postponed early voting on a contentious draft constitution, and

Nurse involved in Kate hoax dies

Associated Press LONDON The news that Prince William and the former Kate Middleton were

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 24.98 .03 Avalon

US job gains steady despite storm, ‘fiscal cliff’

Associated Press WASHINGTON It takes more than a superstorm to derail the U.S. job market.

University of Tennessee hires Jones a new football coach

Butch Jones was pondering whether to leave Cincinnati this week to coach Colorado when he received a text message that inadvertently foreshadowed his eventual destination.


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Ronald A. Sismondo Jr., 23, of 4680 state Highway

Winter conference

Winter conference boardman The Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association’s Youth Development

Holiday Party allows families of autistic children to come together

Event gives families with similar challenges an opportunity to see Santa Claus

McDonald runs past Southern in ITCL opener

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OHIO FOUNDATION OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES Group distributes $81K in UPS scholarships

Staff report Columbus The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges has distributed $81,600 in UPS