Stories published December 12, 2012
Wednesday's prep results
Struthers OKs pact with police dispatchers
Nitro's Law lacks support for passage in Ohio General Assembly
TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS
Girard council approves $1.5M for water meters, mayor says he will veto plan
ER nurse indicted in Ohio in murder-for-hire plot
US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch
Youngstown court consolidation OK'd by Senate, 26-6
Ohio House passes legislation relating to vehicle laws
Congressman says Marine’s medal won’t be upgraded SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego congressman says
YMHA board meeting is Thursday at Fellows Riverside Gardens
Ryan’s appropriations post should help Mahoning Valley get federal dollars YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep.
Personal checks not accepted after Saturday to pay Lawrence Co. property taxes
Kasich will make turnpike announcement at Austintown truck dealer AUSTINTOWN — Gov. John Kasich,
New sex assault charge for Colo. slaying suspect GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A teen accused of kidnapping
Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the gunman who killed
U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa
Figure in Fast and Furious gun buy sentenced PHOENIX (AP) — A man who purchased two rifles found
First section of WTC spire hoisted atop building NEW YORK (AP) — The first section of the spire
Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; gunman, 2 others dead PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland
Man gets 12 years for role in death of 16-year-old YOUNGSTOWN A 19-year-old city man will spend
Stocks open higher as Fed ends two-day meeting NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened higher on Wall
Live nativity at Park Vista this evening youngstown Park Vista of Youngstown presents its annual
Sick girl who left Phoenix hospital safe in Mexico PHOENIX (AP) — An 11-year-old girl whose mother
Columbiana schools will seek passage of bond issue The Columbiana Exempted Village School Board
Coat giveaway is Saturday in Warren WARREN The 5th Annual Bob Dean Coats for Kids Giveaway will
Pa. man killed in Hubbard Township crash Staff report HUBBARD Troopers from the Southington
Mental health eval for man in fatal parent beating BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man
Ex-cop faces mail fraud sentencing PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pittsburgh-area police officer is
Charges dismissed in shooting of brother, 12 UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man
THURSDAY Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. Ext., North Lima, will host a drive-
Police and fire retirees set Christmas meeting YOUNGSTOWN Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio
Liberty basketball team wins in OT
Labor leaders, politicians and others disagree on whether or not Michigan's right-to-work legislation will lead to a similar push in Ohio.
Neighboring districts have teamed up to share a treasurer in an effort to help cash-strapped Liberty schools.
By Brandon Judeh firstname.lastname@example.org McDonald It’s been a long time since McDonald boys
The Youngstown school district is training teachers and testing students to try to prepare for a law that would require students to be retained in third grade if they aren’t reading at grade level.
Christians who may never make it to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity still can have the light of Christ in their own homes.
Diamond Steel of Boardman and Iron- Workers Local 207 readied the walkway between the Butler Institute of American Art and Butler North on Monday, as the structure was off-loaded from a truck.
Downtown has “had more investment in the last two years than in the past 10 years,” the director of Warren’s nonprofit Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. told a council committee.
Warren woman goes on trial in death of daughter. Joy Hodge faces a possible life prison sentence if convicted or murder, felonious assault and child endangering.
The smiles on the faces of children running through the inflatable houses at Austintown Bounce were being watched closely by employee Larry Porter.
Woman says her ex-boyfriend is the shooter
The community program relays a universal message about religious freedom.
Tour of lights Youngstown The North Side Festival of Lights and Holiday Decorations Tour will
Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Finding fault with nearly everyone tied to the New Orleans Saints’
Agenda Thursday Trumbull Career and Technical Center school board, 6 p.m., board room, 528
By MARC KOVAC email@example.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich helped Tuesday unveil an upgraded,
McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday rejected a new White
Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The military’s small, top-secret version of the space
By MARC KOVAC firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMBUS The Ohio Senate will not act on legislation before the
Mooney’s Simon All-America pick
Board officials said the video system is set up to monitor behaviors on the buses.
Hanukkah | Community celebration The Valley’s Jewish community will join with Akiva Academy to celebrate Hanukkah. A 10-foot menorah will be displayed throughout the eight-day festival of
Program: A musical presentation by Akiva Academy students will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the
A report on alleged contamination on Y&S rail line is pending release
Associated Press MEXICO CITY The clock is ticking down to Dec. 21, the supposed end of the Mayan
Opinion: Place the blame for abuse where it belongs, on the abuser, not victim Why is it that in our soci-
FEDERAL LEAGUE BOARDMAN Conference: Federal League 2011-12 record: 4-18 Coach: Pat Birch,
By DOUG CHAPIN email@example.com Boardman High and Mineral Ridge both are in the market for
Family Features Buffets are a great way to provide party fare for a festive holiday gathering.
Associated Press CHICAGO In a major victory for gun- rights advocates, a federal appeals court
By JAMISON COCKLIN firstname.lastname@example.org YOUNGSTOWN A consumer-sentiment survey released by
Associated Press SISSONVILLE, W.Va. Four homes went up in flames and collapsed in charred heaps
Spire for WTC arrives in NYC NEW YORK The crowning spire of the World Trade Center’s tallest
NHL labor negotiations will resume today, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the season.
Births St. Elizabeth Health Center David and Megan Cirjak, Austintown, girl, Dec. 8.
A taste of vegan From the suggestions of the readers, Food:30 columnist Ross Morrone will be
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 347th day of 2012. There are 19 days left in the year.
Christmas molds based on carol The “12 Days of Christmas” is captured in a new line of cookie
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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin could barely contain themselves on draft day when David DeCastro fell to Pittsburgh at No. 24.
birthdays Game-show host Bob Barker is 89. Singer Connie Francis is 75. Singer Dionne Warwick is
newsmakers Suit: ‘Storage Wars’ show is rigged LOS ANGELES Some of the valuables found hidden
Portman calls for both parties to work together
Ross’ holiday Rx Another holiday break will be coming up and aside from the family meal food coma,
Kilpatrick, Bable honored for soccer AUSTINTOWN Austintown Fitch High soccer standout Ken
Family Features Nothing says “love” like fresh baked cookies and treats. This holiday season,
Best of the brews Which brewery has the best holiday beer this year? Drinks columnist Brian Fry
Ryan appointed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, has been reappointed to the House
Ohio Senate could vote this week on much-debated legislation that would eliminate a seat on the Youngstown Municipal Court.
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Randy Newman’s glad he didn’t have to do anything drastic to
Brian L. Simmons, who turns 22 today, drew a nine-year prison term for the armed Aug. 19 robbery of two employees as they were closing the Belmont Avenue Dairy Queen.
There had to be a low point. The Los Angeles Lakers can only hope they’ve reached it.
Associated Press NEW YORK American authorities on Tuesday cited “astonishing” dysfunction at the
Opinion: Time for another reform Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton reformed
The inaugural United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley Holiday Basketball Classic pitting four Ohio schools against four from western Pennsylvania is set for Saturday at Poland High.
The Indians deal Shin-Soo Choo and acquire pitching prospect Trevor Bauer
Opinion: By Brian Gilmore McClatchy-Tribune The Republican Party’s infamous “Southern Strategy” is dying,
Opinion: You have seen the headlines from the Middle East. Now imagine listening to the same stories as you
By JOHN BASSETTI email@example.com NEW MIDDLETOWN Eric Fender has four seniors and a
Opinion: With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the
By JOHN BENSON firstname.lastname@example.org Exactly four decades and a month after Mark “Bambo Kino”
Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 25.12 .16 Avalon
Associated Press LANSING, Mich. As the chants of angry protesters filled the Capitol, Michigan
Opinion: Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Sen. Marco
Editorial: The theater’s seats have been empty for years. The Paramount sign has been removed from the front
By Hillel italie Associated Press NEW YORK Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas.
More US jobs advertised in Oct. WASHINGTON U.S. employers advertised more jobs in October than
By MARC KOVAC email@example.com COLUMBUS Ohio voters are happy with Gov. John Kasich’s work in
The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average
oddly enough Fed prosecutor sets 12-12-12 wedding at 12:12 p.m. PITTSBURGH It’ll be 100 years