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

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

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


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

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


Chargers embarrass lifeless Steelers 34-24

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


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

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


Browns win third straight, roll Chiefs 30-7

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

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

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


More Ohioans seek help for problem gambling

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

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


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

Opinion: 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.

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

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


SENIOR SIDELIGHTS

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


SENIOR CITIZENS

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


HAPPY 102nd BIRTHDAY || Martha Louise Tucker

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


FEDERATED CLUBS

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


SENIOR MENUS

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


GARDEN CLUBS

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


Brittany Williams crowned Miss Cinderella

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

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MASONIC GROUPS

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


Marquez knocks out Pacquiao

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


More businesses investing in the downtown

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

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

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

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


YSU men win first NCAA game at Covelli

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

Poland looking for new superintendent


Aldridge has Vikings soaring again

LaBrae remains unbeaten after a close call against Ursuline


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

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

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


Pa. Township gets ready to enact zoning

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

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

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

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


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

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


Ask Mr. Know It All

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


Christmas program

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


Boys basketball | District teams

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


MILESTONES

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


record reviews

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


McClatchy Newspapers

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


Years Ago

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


Pop culture Q&A

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


ARMED FORCES

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


Letscher, Vandergrift Warren junior winners

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


Blood Drives

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


Resist the extended-warranty pitch

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


Industry shrinks as society sheds paper

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


BOWLING SCORES

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


Automakers find many roads to fuel efficiency

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


BRIDGE

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


Prison’s not for all

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


Misfits and deviants who voted for Obama will rue the day

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


career paths & limelight

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


Agenda Monday

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


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

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


Weathersfield Twp. gets flooding abatement grant

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


‘Hobbit’ puts Gollum in new light

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


Baseball Oldtimers

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


GOP moderates spike trio of bills

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


Ohio Senate should follow House’s lead on judgeship

Editorial: Youngstown cannot justify three municipal judges


Ke$ha earns respect with her new album

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


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

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


Nelson Mandela is hospitalized

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


Detective Donald Scott sues the city for retaliation and defamation

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


Mahoning County wineries prepare for holiday business

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


MONDAY UPDATE: Fed & Phelps & a special place

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


Warren attorney receives reprimand

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


Ohio election results certified

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


Court rules commander didn’t discriminate against black state trooper

Court rules commander didn’t discriminate against black state trooper


Penguins happy to get back home for holidays

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


Chiefs’ emotional week ends in Cleveland

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.


First National offers special rates on CDs

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


Peace Light to arrive Tuesday

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


A cop’s credibility is crucial

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


Decorations from nature

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


Capsized boat was most likely overloaded

Boat that capsized on Mosquito Lake was most likely overloaded


SCT offers ‘Honky Tonk’ holiday

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


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

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


Typhoon that killed 600 poses new threat

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


New chief plans to expand reach of museum

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


COLLEGE BASKETBALL | Saturday’s regional men’s games

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


FAUX OR FRESH?

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


Boardman escapes in overtime

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


NEWSMAKERS

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


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

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


COLLEGE BASKETBALL | Saturday’s Top 25 games

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


Tuberville hired as Cincinnati football coach

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


Shives’ long-range shots rescue Wildcats

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


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

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


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

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


Dems want jobless benefits in ‘cliff’ deal

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


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

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


Hanukkah festivities begin with lighting of candles

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


WKBN programming affront to Browns fans

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


COLLEGE FOOTBALL | Saturday’s other games

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


MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

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


Western Kentucky’s Taggart takes South Florida job

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


Navy beats Army for 11th straight time

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


births

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


Feds must clean up ‘cesspool’

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


NDCL basketball team’s big men too much for Stuthers

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.


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


Cowboys’ Brent charged in crash that killed teammate

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.


The Five

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