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High school basketball scores

December 11th, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Tuesday's high school hoops scores 

New Orleans Saints' suspensions tossed out in bounty case

December 11th, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Saints' suspensions tossed out in bounty case 

Library board meeting Thursday at Austintown library

December 11th, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Library board meeting Thursday at Austintown library 

Ohio crackdown on Internet cafes runs out of time

December 11th, 2012 at 09:45 PM

Ohio crackdown on Internet cafes runs out of time 

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

December 11th, 2012 at 09:40 PM

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

Ohio Senate could vote this week to eliminate Youngstown judge seat

December 11th, 2012 at 09:30 PM

Ohio Senate could vote this week to eliminate Youngstown judge seat 

Howland fire kills 3 cats, woman survives

December 11th, 2012 at 09:10 PM

Howland fire kills 3 cats, woman survives 

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

December 11th, 2012 at 09:00 PM

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

Ship strikes pier, leaks fuel near NW Ohio river

December 11th, 2012 at 08:48 PM

Ship strikes pier, leaks fuel near NW Ohio river 

Youngstown schools plan to meet third-grade challenge

December 11th, 2012 at 08:33 PM

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

Deal reached on aborted sale of Columbiana Co. rail line

December 11th, 2012 at 08:06 PM

Deal reached on aborted sale of Columbiana Co. rail line 

US Rep. Tim Ryan reappointed to House Appropriations Committee

December 11th, 2012 at 07:30 PM

US Rep. Tim Ryan reappointed to House Appropriations Committee 

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

December 11th, 2012 at 07:27 PM

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

Columbus punishes negligent property owner

December 11th, 2012 at 07:15 PM

Columbus punishes negligent property owner 

Youngstown man pleads guilty to abduction, assault at YSU

December 11th, 2012 at 05:05 PM

Youngstown man pleads guilty to abduction, assault at YSU 

North Side man gets nine years in prison for armed robbery

December 11th, 2012 at 04:35 PM

North Side man gets nine years in prison for armed robbery 

Pa. Gov. Corbet opens turnpike interchange outside Philly

December 11th, 2012 at 04:00 PM

Pa. Gov. Corbett opens turnpike interchange outside Philly 

Ohio addicition clinic opens in ex-pill mill center

December 11th, 2012 at 03:45 PM

Ohio addiction clinic opens in ex-pill mill center 

Asbestos lawsuit disclosure bill heads to Ohio Gov. Kasich

December 11th, 2012 at 03:28 PM

Asbestos lawsuit disclosure bill heads to Ohio Gov. Kasich 

Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

December 11th, 2012 at 03:27 PM

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

Judge rejects Zimmerman request for greater freedom

December 11th, 2012 at 02:45 PM

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

Head of $3B Texas cancer effort asks to resign

December 11th, 2012 at 02:24 PM

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

Tagliabue overturns Saints suspensions

December 11th, 2012 at 01:57 PM

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

Man shot on Youngstown’s East Side

December 11th, 2012 at 01:51 PM

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

December 11th, 2012 at 01:42 PM

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

Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry law

December 11th, 2012 at 01:36 PM

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

3 killed in medical helicopter crash in Illinois

December 11th, 2012 at 01:06 PM

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

Spire for 1 World Trade Center heads into NYC

December 11th, 2012 at 12:18 PM

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

December 11th, 2012 at 11:51 AM

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

Defense to present motions in Trayvon Martin case

December 11th, 2012 at 11:21 AM

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

Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo.

December 11th, 2012 at 10:48 AM

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

Former Fla. police officer scheduled for execution

December 11th, 2012 at 10:21 AM

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

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

December 11th, 2012 at 10:03 AM

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

WikiLeaks hearing reaching closing arguments

December 11th, 2012 at 09:21 AM

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

Youngstown man killed in I-80 crash

December 11th, 2012 at 08:36 AM

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

Penn State plans march to counter offensive photo

December 11th, 2012 at 08:36 AM

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

Sara M. Miller | Ryan W. Ogrodnik

December 11th, 2012 at 08:35 AM

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

Ciara D'Altorio | Brian Barth

December 11th, 2012 at 08:33 AM

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

Pizza deliveryman is shot and robbed

December 11th, 2012 at 08:33 AM

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

Brandee Bellino | James Osso III

December 11th, 2012 at 08:30 AM

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

Marilyn K. Wardle | Alvin R. McClung

December 11th, 2012 at 08:30 AM

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

Veterinary centre planning open house

December 11th, 2012 at 08:29 AM

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

Celebrate Dickens’ birthday

December 11th, 2012 at 08:28 AM

 

REUNIONS

December 11th, 2012 at 08:27 AM

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

Christmas vespers continue as treasured tradition

December 11th, 2012 at 12:09 AM

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

Costs tallied for odor that shuttered library

December 11th, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Library and business owner estimate $50K in costs 

Sheriff suspends deputy after courthouse altercation

December 11th, 2012 at 12:07 AM

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

A racial divide about a Youngstown judicial seat

December 11th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Ohio Senate to vote Wednesday or Thursday on bill 

SOUTH RANGE RIDER

December 11th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

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

Sheriff: No gun used in Salem murder

December 11th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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

Matisi, Lowellville adapt to challenges

December 11th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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

Accused shoplifter causes Kmart ruckus

December 11th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

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

Council president to run for mayor

December 11th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Current mayor still considering a bid for the job 

Believe it: Browns still in playoff hunt

December 11th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

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. 

Erratic Steelers still searching for some consistency

December 11th, 2012 at 12:03 AM

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

December 11th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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. 

Youngstown man robbed at gunpoint

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Porter, Starks lead Georgetown rout

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Water meter vote delayed until Wednesday

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | The vindicator

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

NHL canceled through year’s end

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Graham Parker is back

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Grant to aid area school districts

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The grant will study establishing an accountability system for data collection 

Evidence elusive in right-to- work debate

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Train on tracks delays firefighting response

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Italian election means new stresses for eurozone

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Pirates caravan has two appearances set

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

“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. 

Selected local stocks

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Pot legal in Colo.

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

‘Cliff’ talks appear to be at standstill

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ariz. Powerball winner identified

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ribbon-cutting set

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

What’s next for battered Pacquiao?

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

oddly enough

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

POLICE CALLS

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Police probe case of man who fell from sky

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Stem cell support needed

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Military in Egypt takes over security ahead of vote

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

New insurance fee in health law

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

EU receives Nobel Peace Prize

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Surprise: Recovered stolen vehicle has 250-pound porker

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

BP secures more mineral rights in Columbiana County

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Births

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Man and woman remain in jail on cruelty charges

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Man and woman remain in jail on cruelty charges 

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

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

A Medicare conundrum

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

BOYS BASKETBALL ITCL Tier One at a glance

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

BRIDGE

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Black women start effort to fight obesity, boost health

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Will Syrian rebels get US arms?

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

christmas vespers

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

newsmakers

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Man dies in crash

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

MAHONING COUNTY Courts

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Erratic driving leads to heroin arrest in Boardman

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Years Ago

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

birthdays

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Defense spending cuts can be defended

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Better way to reduce deficit

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Agenda Wednesday

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Voters should have the chance to decide Sammarone’s future

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

NBA ROUNDUP | Monday’s games

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

LaBrae football tabs Chaney grad

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Scorned Petrino resurfaces at WKU

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Patriots rout Texans for 7th straight win

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

christmas vespers

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Children rehearse The Christmas Story

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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 

FTC investigates cellphone-app makers

December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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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