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High school basketball scores

Tuesday's high school hoops scores


New Orleans Saints' suspensions tossed out in bounty case

Saints' suspensions tossed out in bounty case


Library board meeting Thursday at Austintown library

Library board meeting Thursday at Austintown library


Ohio crackdown on Internet cafes runs out of time

Ohio crackdown on Internet cafes runs out of time


Mixed verdict for ex-cop in crash that killed 2 in Pa.

Mixed verdict for ex-cop in crash that killed 2 in Pa.


Ohio Senate could vote this week to eliminate Youngstown judge seat

Ohio Senate could vote this week to eliminate Youngstown judge seat


Howland fire kills 3 cats, woman survives

Howland fire kills 3 cats, woman survives


I-77 motorists urged to look for detours in W.Va.

I-77 motorists urged to look for detours in W.Va.


Ship strikes pier, leaks fuel near NW Ohio river

Ship strikes pier, leaks fuel near NW Ohio river


Youngstown schools plan to meet third-grade challenge

Youngstown schools plan to meet third grade challenge Youngstown The city school district is


Deal reached on aborted sale of Columbiana Co. rail line

Deal reached on aborted sale of Columbiana Co. rail line


US Rep. Tim Ryan reappointed to House Appropriations Committee

US Rep. Tim Ryan reappointed to House Appropriations Committee


W.Va. gas line explodes, burns homes and roads

W.Va. gas line explodes, burns homes and roads


Columbus punishes negligent property owner

Columbus punishes negligent property owner


Youngstown man pleads guilty to abduction, assault at YSU

Youngstown man pleads guilty to abduction, assault at YSU


North Side man gets nine years in prison for armed robbery

North Side man gets nine years in prison for armed robbery


Pa. Gov. Corbet opens turnpike interchange outside Philly

Pa. Gov. Corbett opens turnpike interchange outside Philly


Ohio addicition clinic opens in ex-pill mill center

Ohio addiction clinic opens in ex-pill mill center


Asbestos lawsuit disclosure bill heads to Ohio Gov. Kasich

Asbestos lawsuit disclosure bill heads to Ohio Gov. Kasich


Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top-secret mini-


Judge rejects Zimmerman request for greater freedom

Judge rejects Zimmerman request for greater freedom ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman must remain


Head of $3B Texas cancer effort asks to resign

Head of $3B Texas cancer effort asks to resign AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The executive director of a


Tagliabue overturns Saints suspensions

Tagliabue overturns Saints suspensions NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue


Man shot on Youngstown’s East Side

Man shot on Youngstown’s East Side YOUNGSTOWN — A 25-year-old man is recovering from two gunshot


Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work legislation

Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work legislation LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan


Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry law

Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry law CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck


3 killed in medical helicopter crash in Illinois

3 killed in medical helicopter crash in Illinois ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — Hospital officials say a


Spire for 1 World Trade Center heads into NYC

Spire for 1 World Trade Center heads into NYC NEW YORK (AP) — The crowning spire of the World


South Sudan army blamed in deaths of 22 civilians

South Sudan army blamed in deaths of 22 civilians JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan soldiers


Defense to present motions in Trayvon Martin case

Defense to present motions in Trayvon Martin case SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys are


Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo.

Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo. DENVER (AP) — Colorado wasn’t the first state to


Former Fla. police officer scheduled for execution

Former Fla. police officer scheduled for execution STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police


Right-to-work debate heats up ahead of Mich vote

Right-to-work debate heats up ahead of Mich vote LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Even with the outcome


WikiLeaks hearing reaching closing arguments

WikiLeaks hearing reaching closing arguments FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Closing arguments are


Youngstown man killed in I-80 crash

Youngstown man killed in I-80 crash TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A chain-reaction crash involving


Penn State plans march to counter offensive photo

Penn State plans march to counter offensive photo STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State students


Sara M. Miller | Ryan W. Ogrodnik

BOARDMAN Sara Michelle Miller and Ryan Walter Ogrodnik exchanged wedding vows June 16 at St.

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Ciara D'Altorio | Brian Barth

BOARDMAN Ciara D’Altorio of Boardman and Brian Barth of Poland exchanged vows July 21 at Evangel

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Pizza deliveryman is shot and robbed

Pizza deliveryman is shot and robbed READING, Pa. (AP) — Police say a pizza delivery driver has


Brandee Bellino | James Osso III

CANFIELD Western Reserve Village Chapel, Canfield Fairgrounds, was the setting of the Sept. 22

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Marilyn K. Wardle | Alvin R. McClung

YOUNGSTOWN Sts. Peter and Paul Croatian Catholic Church provided the setting for the Oct. 27

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Veterinary centre planning open house

Veterinary centre planning open house POLAND Poland Veterinary Centre, 6609 Clingan Road, is


REUNIONS

Campbell Memorial High School Classes of 1942 will have a 70th reunion Jan. 3 at TJ’s Restaurant,


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Christmas vespers continue as treasured tradition

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church models lessons and carols service on traditional event in England.

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Costs tallied for odor that shuttered library

Library and business owner estimate $50K in costs


Sheriff suspends deputy after courthouse altercation

The deputy has accepted the suspension and will not appeal it, Mahoning County Sheriff Randall Wellington said.


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SOUTH RANGE RIDER

14-year old South Range student isn’t horsing around. Tara Lawless attends national Quarter Horse Congress

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A racial divide about a Youngstown judicial seat

Ohio Senate to vote Wednesday or Thursday on bill


Sheriff: No gun used in Salem murder

The sheriff said a Summit County pathologist found no indication of a firearm during a preliminary autopsy the day after the murder.


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Matisi, Lowellville adapt to challenges

The story of Lowellville’s girls basketball team revolves around the players who are no longer there. The Rockets almost lost someone else.

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Accused shoplifter causes Kmart ruckus

Woman rams shopper, knees employee in Kmart shoplifting case, police say


Believe it: Browns still in playoff hunt

Associated Press BEREA The Browns are still mathematically alive in the AFC playoff hunt. It’s a longshot, but they haven’t been eliminated with three games remaining.


Council president to run for mayor

Current mayor still considering a bid for the job


Erratic Steelers still searching for some consistency

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Casey Hampton believes greatness is still within reach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, even if at the moment the only thing Hampton’s team has a firm grasp on is maddening inconsistency.


Baseball locals a big reason for KSU’s history-making season

By GREG GULAS sports@vindy.com BOARDMAN As their 2012 baseball season was about to get started, Kent State baseball coach Scott Stricklin felt like he once again had the makings of a good team.


FTC investigates cellphone-app makers

The government is investigating whether software companies that make cellphone apps violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from mobile devices and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday.


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Children rehearse The Christmas Story

At the West Side Community Center, 45 children will gather over the next three days to tell that story — how Mary and Joseph became parents of Jesus

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Patriots rout Texans for 7th straight win

Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, MASS. Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots


Scorned Petrino resurfaces at WKU

Associated Press BOWLING GREEN, KY Now that Bobby Petrino is back in the coaching ranks, he


LaBrae football tabs Chaney grad

By STEVE RUMAN sports@vindy.com LEAVITTSBURG The LaBrae High football program is going from


NBA ROUNDUP | Monday’s games

Spurs 134, Rockets 126, OT HOUSTON Gary Neal scored 29 points and Tony Parker had 27 points, 12


Voters should have the chance to decide Sammarone’s future

Editorial: Youngstown Mayor Charles P. Sammarone says he will be talking to his family over the holidays about


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Western Reserve Joint Fire District, 7 p.m., Poland Township Government


Better way to reduce deficit

Opinion: By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington McClatchy-Tribune President Obama must hold the line in any


Defense spending cuts can be defended

Opinion: By Andrew Cockburn Los Angeles Times Now that the media are running out of engrossing


birthdays

birthdays Actress Rita Moreno is 81. Singer David Gates of Bread is 72. Actress Donna Mills


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2012. There are 20 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Erratic driving leads to heroin arrest in Boardman

Four bindles of heroin were found in the driver's jacket, police said.


MAHONING COUNTY Courts

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses David A. Beyer, 47, of 4569 Kirk Road, Apt. 9,


Man dies in crash

Man dies in crash TANNERSVILLE, Pa. A Youngstown man died in a crash involving three tractor-


newsmakers

newsmakers Alicia Keys: I want my hair even shorter NEW YORK Alicia Keys recently chopped off


christmas vespers

christmas vespers Seasonal event Who: Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 3919 Southern Blvd.,


Black women start effort to fight obesity, boost health

Associated Press WASHINGTON Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Neither vulnerable. West deals. NORTH xA 9 7 6 4 u6 vA 8 6 4 w9 3 2 WEST EAST


A Medicare conundrum

Opinion: WASHINGTON Raising the eligibility age for Medicare sounds like a fiscal no-brainer. After all,


Food Network celebrity chef rebuilds his image Tyler Florence isn’t taking success for granted — this time

By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor NEW YORK CITY Tyler Florence is trying to block out the noise.


Bill Murray plays President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new historical romance “Hyde Park

Bill Murray plays President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new historical romance “Hyde Park on


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Gregory and Nicole Tyson, Youngstown, girl, Dec. 9. Amber


BOYS BASKETBALL ITCL Tier One at a glance

CRESTVIEW Conference: Inter Tri-County League Tier One. 2011-12 record: 15-7. Head coach:


BP secures more mineral rights in Columbiana County

Leasing is a prerequisite to further oil and gas development as a company must first secure mineral rights across a given amount of acreage before the site can be permitted for a well.


Surprise: Recovered stolen vehicle has 250-pound porker

The police found a 250-pound pig named Penelope in vehicle’s back seat. Officers had the car towed with the pig inside, the report said.


Man and woman remain in jail on cruelty charges

Man and woman remain in jail on cruelty charges


EU receives Nobel Peace Prize

Associated Press OSLO, Norway The EU received the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for promoting


New insurance fee in health law

Associated Press WASHINGTON Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably


Military in Egypt takes over security ahead of vote

Associated Press CAIRO Egypt’s military assumed responsibility Monday for protecting state


Stem cell support needed

Opinion: The Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Four years ago, Michigan made an important step forward for


Police probe case of man who fell from sky

Associated Press LONDON The suburban stillness of the comfortable, two-story homes in west


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown: CANFIELD


oddly enough

oddly enough 18th-century French chateau razed ‘by mistake’ PARIS Residents of a sleepy French


What’s next for battered Pacquiao?

Associated Press MANILA, Philippines Manny Pacquiao has already achieved what most of his


christmas vespers

christmas vespers Seasonal event What: Christmas vesper service concluding with candlelight


Ribbon-cutting set

Ribbon-cutting set austintown The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and the owners of the new


Ariz. Powerball winner identified

Associated Press PHOENIX The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-


‘Cliff’ talks appear to be at standstill

Associated Press WASHINGTON A year-end deadline approaching, negotiations to avoid an economy-


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 24.96 —.02 Avalon


Gov. Kasich: No Ohioans filling jobs in Ohio oil fields

“We haven’t completed our survey yet, but we intend to talk to them about the fact that we expect to have Ohioans playing a very large part in the development of this industry,” the governor said.


The adult choir of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church on Southern Boulevard practices for the

The adult choir of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church on Southern Boulevard practices for the


Italian election means new stresses for eurozone

Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany Until last weekend, Europe seemed headed for a quiet


Train on tracks delays firefighting response

Lordstown fire officials have complained before about trains tying up the Salt Springs Road crossing


Pirates caravan has two appearances set

Pirates caravan has two appearances set pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Pirates winter caravan will


Evidence elusive in right-to- work debate

Associated Press LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work


Grant to aid area school districts

The grant will study establishing an accountability system for data collection


Graham Parker is back

Associated Press STONE RIDGE, N.Y. The bass player is a librarian. One guitarist fixes guitars,


NHL canceled through year’s end

Associated Press NEW YORK The NHL announced Monday that all games have been canceled through


MADELYN P. HASTINGS | The vindicator

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | The vindicator Margie Burnett, music director at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian


Pot legal in Colo.

Pot legal in Colo. DENVER Marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado on Monday,


Water meter vote delayed until Wednesday

Members of city council hope to approve legislation that would install remote water meters throughout the city.


Porter, Starks lead Georgetown rout

Associated Press WASHINGTON Otto Porter scored a career-high 22 points, added seven assists and


Youngstown man robbed at gunpoint

One of the robbers hit the victim in the head with the gun.


Will Syrian rebels get US arms?

Opinion: A new word defines the debate over Syria in Washington: endgame. Policymakers expect the regime in


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