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Mill Creek MetroParks’ Winter Nights celebrations continue Dec. 16, 23

December 9th, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Mill Creek MetroParks’ Winter Nights celebrations continue Dec. 16, 23 By DENISE DICK 

Opponents of regulation legislation for Ohio’s Internet cafes plan ‘full-throttle’ protest

December 9th, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Opponents of regulation legislation for Ohio’s Internet cafes plan ‘full-throttle’ protest Staff 

Unions, Democrats: Michigan right-to-work law means war

December 9th, 2012 at 05:06 PM

Unions, Democrats: Michigan right-to-work law means war Associated Press LANSING, Mich. With 

Chargers embarrass lifeless Steelers 34-24

December 9th, 2012 at 05:00 PM

Chargers embarrass lifeless Steelers 34-24 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Philip Rivers threw three touchdown 

Obama, Boehner meet at White House over looming ‘fiscal cliff’

December 9th, 2012 at 04:48 PM

Obama, Boehner meet at White House over looming ‘fiscal cliff’ Associated Press Associated Press 

Browns win third straight, roll Chiefs 30-7

December 9th, 2012 at 04:30 PM

Browns win third straight, roll Chiefs 30-7 CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Travis Benjamin’s electrifying 

Allegiant Air adds flight to Punta Gorda, Fla., from Toledo

December 9th, 2012 at 04:21 PM

Allegiant Air adds flight to Punta Gorda, Fla., from Toledo Staff and wire report TOLEDO A 

Warren mayor provides $3,000 toward recruitment of minorities to safety forces

December 9th, 2012 at 03:00 PM

Warren mayor provides $3,000 toward recruitment of minorities to safety forces Staff report 

More Ohioans seek help for problem gambling

December 9th, 2012 at 02:18 PM

More Ohioans seek help for problem gambling Associated Press AKRON Ohioans with gambling 

Charlie WIlson spent $581K of his own money for failed congressional campaign

December 9th, 2012 at 02:15 PM

Charlie WIlson spent $581K of his own money for failed congressional campaign Staff report 

Fed & Phelps is special; what's city doing?

December 9th, 2012 at 02:00 PM

I agree that this intersection has recently become a "special corner" in Youngstown. But more can and should be done toward revitalization of our downtown. 

Three killed in shooting on Indian reservation in Calif.

December 9th, 2012 at 01:54 PM

Three killed in shooting on Indian reservation in Calif. Associated Press PORTERVILLE, Calif. 

UPDATE: Boy, 7, was buckling up in truck when shot to death; charges against dad unlikely

December 9th, 2012 at 01:51 PM

UPDATE: Boy, 7, was buckling up in truck when shot to death; charges against dad unlikely 

Plans revealed for Cory Kekich, Trevor J. Gallo

December 9th, 2012 at 08:58 AM

Peter and Peggy Kekich of Newton Falls are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Cory Ann Kekich of Hubbard, to Trevor James Gallo, son of James and Bernadette Gallo, all of Butler, Pa. 

SENIOR SIDELIGHTS

December 9th, 2012 at 08:55 AM

Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, open exercise at 

SENIOR CITIZENS

December 9th, 2012 at 08:53 AM

SENIOR CITIZENS 60-Plus Seniors of St. Brendan Church will have its annual Christmas party at 1:30 

HAPPY 102nd BIRTHDAY || Martha Louise Tucker

December 9th, 2012 at 08:50 AM

HAPPY 102nd BIRTHDAY Martha Louise Tucker Date of birth: Nov. 11, 1910. Place of birth: 

FEDERATED CLUBS

December 9th, 2012 at 08:48 AM

WEDNESDAY Fortnightly IV will have a Christmas social and gift exchange. Hostess is Toni Douglass. 

SENIOR MENUS

December 9th, 2012 at 08:47 AM

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

GARDEN CLUBS

December 9th, 2012 at 08:34 AM

MONDAY Garden Gate will have a Christmas luncheon. Hostess is Marcella Depinto. TUESDAY 

Brittany Williams crowned Miss Cinderella

December 9th, 2012 at 08:33 AM

The Cinderella Ball is a scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the Junior Civic League. 

MASONIC GROUPS

December 9th, 2012 at 08:31 AM

MONDAY LB Circle will meet at noon at Eat’n Park. TUESDAY Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will have 

Among the JCL projects is ... HAVING A BALL

December 9th, 2012 at 08:26 AM

 

Marquez knocks out Pacquiao

December 9th, 2012 at 02:20 AM

Juan Manuel Marquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao with a devastating right hand in the sixth round Saturday night. 

More businesses investing in the downtown

December 9th, 2012 at 12:09 AM

More development has led to rising rents, but businesses in the area say a lot of work remains. 

Leaders seek cure for blight at former hospital

December 9th, 2012 at 12:08 AM

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Warren has lost a third of its population in the last 40 years, so it’s not surprising that it has many empty homes, factories and other buildings. 

Youngstown Club evokes fond memories at nostalgia dinner

December 9th, 2012 at 12:07 AM

A Saturday nostalgia dinner offered the opportunity to reminisce about many decades in the proud history of the Youngstown Club, which is slated to close at the end of the year. 

Touting Tuba Talent

December 9th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

100 players gather for 14th annual TubaChristmas By ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICK news@vindy.com 

YSU men win first NCAA game at Covelli

December 9th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Damian Eargle had game-highs in points, rebounds, blocks and steals as the Penguins beat Hiram in the inaugural Downtown Round Ball Classic. 

Poland school board hopes to name superintendent by April

December 9th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Poland looking for new superintendent 

Aldridge has Vikings soaring again

December 9th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

LaBrae remains unbeaten after a close call against Ursuline 

Boy fatally shot by accident outside Mercer, Pa., gun shop

December 9th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

A 7-year-old boy died shortly after being accidentally shot in the chest with a 9mm handgun by his father in a pickup truck outside a Mercer, Pa., hunting and camping supply store. 

Simon leaving OSU with no regrets

December 9th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Cardinal Mooney High graduate John Simon capped a stellar career at Ohio State by earning the Big 

Pa. Township gets ready to enact zoning

December 9th, 2012 at 12:03 AM

A township that fought a halfway house development four years ago will consider zoning as Marcellus Shale gas-well development advances. 

Texas A&M freshman Manziel wins Heisman Trophy

December 9th, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, taking college football’s top individual prize Saturday night after a record-breaking debut. 

Charter change causes turnover, confusion

December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

A change that established term limits in the Canfield city charter will cause major upheaval in the council. But the change was made through a misunderstanding by the voters and petition-signers, according to officials. 

Mount Union back in Division III title game

December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Mount Union scored 13 points in the final five seconds Saturday to rally past Mary Hardin-Baylor 48-35. 

Navy beats Army for 11th straight time

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Keenan Reynolds extended Navy’s dominance against Army, scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. 

Western Kentucky’s Taggart takes South Florida job

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

South Florida’s new football coach returns home to the Tampa Bay area. 

struthers 48 canton cc37

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

struthers 48 canton cc37 Next: Struthers vs. Sharon at Poland, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | Saturday’s other games

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

FCS PLAYOFFS Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35 NORFOLK, VA. Dominique Swope ran 12 yards 

WKBN programming affront to Browns fans

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

WKBN programming affront to Browns fans I realize that the NFL and the FCC have rules that apply 

Hanukkah festivities begin with lighting of candles

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press JERUSALEM Jews around the world ushered in the eight-day Hanukkah festival 

Director Wes O’Connor conducts the TubaChristmas concert Saturday at the Eastwood Expo Center

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Director Wes O’Connor conducts the TubaChristmas concert Saturday at the Eastwood Expo Center in 

Dems want jobless benefits in ‘cliff’ deal

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press WASHINGTON Hovering in the background of the “fiscal cliff” debate is the 

In top photo, from left, Connie Knecht of Boardman, Cheryl Biviano of Liberty and Helen Paes of New

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

In top photo, from left, Connie Knecht of Boardman, Cheryl Biviano of Liberty and Helen Paes of New 

Rubble is strewn around the interior of the former hospital. Officials recommend that no one go

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Rubble is strewn around the interior of the former hospital. Officials recommend that no one go 

Cowboys’ Brent charged in crash that killed teammate

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. 

Shives’ long-range shots rescue Wildcats

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The Struthers junior made two 3-points in the fourth-quarter of Saturday’s 48-37 win 

Tuberville hired as Cincinnati football coach

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Texas Tech’s Tommy Tuberville was hired Saturday as Cincinnati’s next football coach. 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL | Saturday’s Top 25 games

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

No. 1 Indiana 100, Central Connecticut State 69 BLOOMINGTON, IND. Christian Watford scored 21 

NDCL basketball team’s big men too much for Stuthers

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Facing a starting front court averaging more than 6-foot-6 per man, the Struthers boys basketball team was lost amongst the trees Saturday in its matchup with Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. 

At left, Kim and Dan Mitchell, owners of Two Girls Clothing, 20 Federal Place, in downtown

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

At left, Kim and Dan Mitchell, owners of Two Girls Clothing, 20 Federal Place, in downtown 

NEWSMAKERS

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

NEWSMAKERS Lady Antebellum singer is expecting NASHVILLE, Tenn. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary 

Boardman escapes in overtime

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Staff report BOARDMAN Marrissa Hanna scored six of her 16 points in overtime as Boardman 

FAUX OR FRESH?

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Whether you are a fresh-cut or faux 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL | Saturday’s regional men’s games

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Pittsburgh 89, North Florida 47 PITTSBURGH Tray Woodall scored 14 points and tied a season-high 

New chief plans to expand reach of museum

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES Among the first orders of business for Greg 

Typhoon that killed 600 poses new threat

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press NEW BATAAN, Philippines A typhoon that had left the Philippines after killing 

James Vivo’s law license is on probation for a year.

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Atty. James Vivo received a one-year stayed suspension of his law license from the Ohio Supreme Court 

SCT offers ‘Honky Tonk’ holiday

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By Stephanie ottey entertainment@vindy.com salelm Everyone seems to boast a Christmas event of 

births

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

births ST. ELIZABETH HEALTH CENTER Sharon Knauf and MatDunbar, Canfield, girl, Dec. 7. 

Capsized boat was most likely overloaded

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Boat that capsized on Mosquito Lake was most likely overloaded 

Decorations from nature

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Decorations from nature Florist Edle Catharina Norman believes you can find beauty in your own 

Feds must clean up ‘cesspool’

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Former Mahoning County Treasurer Lisa Antonini is awaiting sentencing in federal court. 

A cop’s credibility is crucial

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Last week was a tough one for the Warren Police Department; it saw Chief Tim Bowers fire two veteran 

Peace Light to arrive Tuesday

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Staff report WARREN The “Peace Light” consisting of the flame from the Church of the Nativity in 

Chiefs’ emotional week ends in Cleveland

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are recovering from an unspeakable tragedy that has altered an already difficult season, changed lives and provoked some questions that may never be answered. 

Court rules commander didn’t discriminate against black state trooper

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Court rules commander didn’t discriminate against black state trooper 

Ohio election results certified

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS With a few strokes of his pen, Republican Secretary of 

Warren attorney receives reprimand

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The bar association said Rucker neglected a matter for a client. 

Penguins happy to get back home for holidays

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Here’s a quick update on Bob Boldon’s Christmas 

MONDAY UPDATE: Fed & Phelps & a special place

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Downtowns are special places in the histories of cities. And within those special places, there 

Detective Donald Scott sues the city for retaliation and defamation

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Detective Donald Scott alleges the police chief retaliated against him for exercising his petitioning rights and that the prosecutor defamed him. 

Don’t fall for scam pushing high-priced cables, wires

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Q. I was in a big-box store shopping for a new 55-inch TV, a Blu-ray player and a sound system to go 

Ke$ha earns respect with her new album

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By RYAN PEARSON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Becoming one of pop’s top-selling acts 

Nelson Mandela is hospitalized

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Nelson Mandela is hospitalized johannesburg South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela was 

Ohio Senate should follow House’s lead on judgeship

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Youngstown cannot justify three municipal judges 

GOP moderates spike trio of bills

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press COLUMBUS One of Ohio’s most powerful Republican moderates spiked a trio of GOP- 

Mahoning County wineries prepare for holiday business

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Make local wine a holiday gift and check out weekend parties at two wineries 

Baseball Oldtimers

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Baseball Oldtimers youngstown The Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers will meet at the Kramer 

‘Hobbit’ puts Gollum in new light

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES It’s been nine years since the release of “The Lord of the Rings: 

The Five

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Today’s entertainment picks: v Concert of Giving, 4 p.m.: The Stambaugh Chorus and the Youngstown 

Weathersfield Twp. gets flooding abatement grant

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The drainage improvements are slated to stop water runoff on Oakview Drive 

publishers weekly BEST-SELLERS For the week ending Dec. 1

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Black Box” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. “Notorious 

Misfits and deviants who voted for Obama will rue the day

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Misfits and deviants who voted for Obama will rue the day There has been a lot of talk about how 

Agenda Monday

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Agenda Monday Craig Beach Village Council, 7 p.m., municipal building, 2538 Grandview Road, Lake 

Prison’s not for all

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Ohio is a year into its justice reinvestment initiative — a crime fighting effort grounded in 

BRIDGE

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

BRIDGE Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x9 4 3 uJ 6 vK J 10 8 5 2 wK 5 WEST EAST 

Automakers find many roads to fuel efficiency

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Los Angeles Times On one stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW shows off “the cars of tomorrow,” 

BOWLING SCORES

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Highlights Boardman — Tiffany Heffron had 299 in Four Co’s. Wedgewood —Teri Haefke’s 290-779 

Industry shrinks as society sheds paper

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Star Tribune (Minneapolis) GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. Something stunning happens at 60 miles per hour 

Resist the extended-warranty pitch

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

While you’re doing your holiday shopping, be prepared for the inevitable pitch to add a service plan 

First National offers special rates on CDs

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

First National offers special rates on CDs hERMITAGE, PA. The First National Bank of 

Blood Drives

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

career paths & limelight

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

financial Farmers National Bank has hired Breen Bannon as the bank’s new commercial lender. 

Letscher, Vandergrift Warren junior winners

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Andrew Letscher and Hannah Vandergrift are the champions of the 26th Warren Junior Masters bowling tournament. 

ARMED FORCES

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

ARMED FORCES DEPLOYED Navy Constructionman Anna L. Parcher, daughter of Deborah A. Foltz of 

Pop culture Q&A

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Pop culture Q&A By Rich Heldenfels Q. Is Nathan Fillion actually Richard Castle the author, or 

Years Ago

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, the 344rd day of 2012. There are 22 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED 

McClatchy Newspapers

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

McClatchy Newspapers Q. This past August, when our son was a mere 22 months of age, it took him 

record reviews

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Ke$ha Album: “Warrior” (RCA Records) Grade: B Don’t hate me — but this new Ke$ha album is 

MILESTONES

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

MILESTONES doctorate Jared S. Beatrice, formerly of Poland, has earned his doctor of philosophy 

Boys basketball | District teams

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Christmas program

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Christmas program Salem The Salem Historical Society will host a Christmas program at 7 p.m. 

Ask Mr. Know It All

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Q. White Castle hamburgers remind me of my childhood. My dad would come home with a bag full of 

The following projects have either opened in downtown Youngstown within the last six months or are

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The following projects have either opened in downtown Youngstown within the last six months or are 

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR The former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital on Tod Avenue 


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