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Wednesday's prep results

Wednesday's prep results


Struthers OKs pact with police dispatchers

Struthers OKs pact with police dispatchers


Nitro's Law lacks support for passage in Ohio General Assembly

Nitro's Law lacks support for passage in Ohio General Assembly


TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS

TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS


Girard council approves $1.5M for water meters, mayor says he will veto the plan

Girard council approves $1.5M for water meters, mayor says he will veto plan


ER nurse indicted in Ohio in murder-for-hire plot

ER nurse indicted in Ohio in murder-for-hire plot


US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch


Youngstown court consolidation OK'd by Senate, 26-6

Youngstown court consolidation OK'd by Senate, 26-6


Ohio House passes legislation relating to vehicle laws

Ohio House passes legislation relating to vehicle laws


Congressman says Marine’s medal won’t be upgraded

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

YMHA board meeting is Thursday at Fellows Riverside Gardens


Ryan’s appropriations post should help Mahoning Valley get federal dollars

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

Personal checks not accepted after Saturday to pay Lawrence Co. property taxes


Kasich will make turnpike announcement at Austintown truck dealer

Kasich will make turnpike announcement at Austintown truck dealer AUSTINTOWN — Gov. John Kasich,


New sex assault charge for Colo. slaying suspect

New sex assault charge for Colo. slaying suspect GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A teen accused of kidnapping


Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle

Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the gunman who killed


U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa


Figure in Fast and Furious gun buy sentenced

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

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

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

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

Stocks open higher as Fed ends two-day meeting NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened higher on Wall


Live nativity at Park Vista this evening

Live nativity at Park Vista this evening youngstown Park Vista of Youngstown presents its annual


Sick girl who left Phoenix hospital safe in Mexico

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

Columbiana schools will seek passage of bond issue The Columbiana Exempted Village School Board


Coat giveaway is Saturday in Warren

Coat giveaway is Saturday in Warren WARREN The 5th Annual Bob Dean Coats for Kids Giveaway will


Pa. man killed in Hubbard Township crash

Pa. man killed in Hubbard Township crash Staff report HUBBARD Troopers from the Southington


Mental health eval for man in fatal parent beating

Mental health eval for man in fatal parent beating BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man


Ex-cop faces mail fraud sentencing

Ex-cop faces mail fraud sentencing PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pittsburgh-area police officer is


Charges dismissed in shooting of brother, 12

Charges dismissed in shooting of brother, 12 UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. Ext., North Lima, will host a drive-


Bridge club seeks new players


Police and fire retirees set Christmas meeting

Police and fire retirees set Christmas meeting YOUNGSTOWN Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio


Helms’ 3-pointer lifts Liberty over Fitch in OT

Liberty basketball team wins in OT


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Ohio reacts to Michigan’s right-to-work legislation

Labor leaders, politicians and others disagree on whether or not Michigan's right-to-work legislation will lead to a similar push in Ohio.

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Hubbard and Liberty sharing a treasurer

Neighboring districts have teamed up to share a treasurer in an effort to help cash-strapped Liberty schools.


Devils ride big quarter in rout

By Brandon Judeh sports@vindy.com McDonald It’s been a long time since McDonald boys


Youngstown prepares to meet third grade challenge

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.


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Scouts receive Peace Light

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.

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Butler Institute of American Art bridging gap between museum, education center Walking on Air

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.

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Speaker: Millions invested in Warren

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

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.


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Workers keep kids bouncing safely

The smiles on the faces of children running through the inflatable houses at Austintown Bounce were being watched closely by employee Larry Porter.

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Youngstown man shot on East Side

Woman says her ex-boyfriend is the shooter


Akiva Academy will ‘Light’ the way for Hanukkah

The community program relays a universal message about religious freedom.

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Tour of lights

Tour of lights Youngstown The North Side Festival of Lights and Holiday Decorations Tour will


Tagliabue tosses bounty suspensions

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Finding fault with nearly everyone tied to the New Orleans Saints’


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Trumbull Career and Technical Center school board, 6 p.m., board room, 528


Broadband upgrade planned

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich helped Tuesday unveil an upgraded,


White House, GOP trade new budget offers

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday rejected a new White


Air Force launches top-secret mini-shuttle

Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The military’s small, top-secret version of the space


Internet-cafe legislation on hold

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS The Ohio Senate will not act on legislation before the


Ohio State’s Simon earns All-America status

Mooney’s Simon All-America pick


MCDD board outfits buses with cameras

Board officials said the video system is set up to monitor behaviors on the buses.


Port authority keeps $50K payment

A report on alleged contamination on Y&S rail line is pending release


Maya prophecy sparks celebration, dread worldwide

Associated Press MEXICO CITY The clock is ticking down to Dec. 21, the supposed end of the Mayan


Place the blame for abuse where it belongs, on the abuser, not victim

Opinion: Place the blame for abuse where it belongs, on the abuser, not victim Why is it that in our soci-


Boys basketball | District capsule previews

FEDERAL LEAGUE BOARDMAN Conference: Federal League 2011-12 record: 4-18 Coach: Pat Birch,


Boardman, Mineral Ridge grid jobs open

By DOUG CHAPIN dchapin@vindy.com Boardman High and Mineral Ridge both are in the market for


Fresh recipes for aSFlbholiday buffet

Family Features Buffets are a great way to provide party fare for a festive holiday gathering.


Court strikes down Illinois ban on concealed weapons

Associated Press CHICAGO In a major victory for gun- rights advocates, a federal appeals court


Consumer survey shows optimism

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A consumer-sentiment survey released by


4 homes destroyed in W.Va. blast

Associated Press SISSONVILLE, W.Va. Four homes went up in flames and collapsed in charred heaps


Spire for WTC arrives in NYC

Spire for WTC arrives in NYC NEW YORK The crowning spire of the World Trade Center’s tallest


NHL labor talks to resume today

NHL labor negotiations will resume today, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the season.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center David and Megan Cirjak, Austintown, girl, Dec. 8.


A taste of vegan

A taste of vegan From the suggestions of the readers, Food:30 columnist Ross Morrone will be


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 347th day of 2012. There are 19 days left in the year.


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Lake Tavern wows Burger Boys big time

Burger Guys have a Cheeseburger in Paradise

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Christmas molds based on carol

Christmas molds based on carol The “12 Days of Christmas” is captured in a new line of cookie


BRIDGE

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Steelers rookie lineman practices

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.

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birthdays

birthdays Game-show host Bob Barker is 89. Singer Connie Francis is 75. Singer Dionne Warwick is


newsmakers

newsmakers Suit: ‘Storage Wars’ show is rigged LOS ANGELES Some of the valuables found hidden


Ohio Democratic coalition pushes for tax increase for rich

Portman calls for both parties to work together


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Under pressure

The full-court press is an important part of basketball lore.

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Ross’ holiday Rx

Ross’ holiday Rx Another holiday break will be coming up and aside from the family meal food coma,


Kilpatrick, Bable honored for soccer

Kilpatrick, Bable honored for soccer AUSTINTOWN Austintown Fitch High soccer standout Ken


Holiday gifts baked with love

Family Features Nothing says “love” like fresh baked cookies and treats. This holiday season,


Best of the brews

Best of the brews Which brewery has the best holiday beer this year? Drinks columnist Brian Fry


Ryan appointed

Ryan appointed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, has been reappointed to the House


Senate committee forwards bill to eliminate a Youngstown judicial seat

Ohio Senate could vote this week on much-debated legislation that would eliminate a seat on the Youngstown Municipal Court.


Rock Hall of Fame inductees It’s about time: class includes Rush, Newman, Quincy Jones

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Randy Newman’s glad he didn’t have to do anything drastic to


Armed robber gets nine years in prison.

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.


Irving’s return energizes Cavs

There had to be a low point. The Los Angeles Lakers can only hope they’ve reached it.

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US defends $1.9B deal with banking giant

Associated Press NEW YORK American authorities on Tuesday cited “astonishing” dysfunction at the


Time for another reform

Opinion: Time for another reform Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton reformed


United Way basketball event set for Poland

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.


Indians deal Choo in 3-team trade

The Indians deal Shin-Soo Choo and acquire pitching prospect Trevor Bauer


GOP strategy fails

Opinion: By Brian Gilmore McClatchy-Tribune The Republican Party’s infamous “Southern Strategy” is dying,


Israel is behaving foolishly

Opinion: You have seen the headlines from the Middle East. Now imagine listening to the same stories as you


Tested Tigers off to 3-0 start

By JOHN BASSETTI bassetti@vindy.com NEW MIDDLETOWN Eric Fender has four seniors and a


Poor suffer the most from taxation

Opinion: With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the


‘American Deluxe’ Bambo Kino CD: for the love of jazz

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Exactly four decades and a month after Mark “Bambo Kino”


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 25.12 .16 Avalon


Right-to-work plan OK’d in Mich.; governor pledges to sign law soon

Associated Press LANSING, Mich. As the chants of angry protesters filled the Capitol, Michigan


‘Back to the future’ for GOP

Opinion: Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Sen. Marco


Tale of two cities: It’s worst of times for Paramount theaters

Editorial: The theater’s seats have been empty for years. The Paramount sign has been removed from the front


Cleaning up Santa’s bad habits

By Hillel italie Associated Press NEW YORK Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas.


More US jobs advertised in Oct.

More US jobs advertised in Oct. WASHINGTON U.S. employers advertised more jobs in October than


Poll: Voters happy with Kasich’s work

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.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

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average


oddly enough

oddly enough Fed prosecutor sets 12-12-12 wedding at 12:12 p.m. PITTSBURGH It’ll be 100 years