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Wednesday's prep results

December 12th, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Wednesday's prep results 

Struthers OKs pact with police dispatchers

December 12th, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Struthers OKs pact with police dispatchers 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 09:09 PM

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

TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS

December 12th, 2012 at 08:30 PM

TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 08:16 PM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 07:51 PM

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

US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

December 12th, 2012 at 07:31 PM

US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 04:51 PM

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

Ohio House passes legislation relating to vehicle laws

December 12th, 2012 at 03:35 PM

Ohio House passes legislation relating to vehicle laws 

Congressman says Marine’s medal won’t be upgraded

December 12th, 2012 at 03:33 PM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 03:26 PM

YMHA board meeting is Thursday at Fellows Riverside Gardens 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 03:06 PM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 03:00 PM

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

Kasich will make turnpike announcement at Austintown truck dealer

December 12th, 2012 at 02:45 PM

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

New sex assault charge for Colo. slaying suspect

December 12th, 2012 at 02:27 PM

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

Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle

December 12th, 2012 at 01:51 PM

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

U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

December 12th, 2012 at 01:06 PM

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

Figure in Fast and Furious gun buy sentenced

December 12th, 2012 at 12:27 PM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 11:39 AM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 11:09 AM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 10:51 AM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 10:45 AM

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

Live nativity at Park Vista this evening

December 12th, 2012 at 10:27 AM

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

Sick girl who left Phoenix hospital safe in Mexico

December 12th, 2012 at 10:15 AM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 09:36 AM

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

Coat giveaway is Saturday in Warren

December 12th, 2012 at 09:09 AM

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

Pa. man killed in Hubbard Township crash

December 12th, 2012 at 09:03 AM

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

Mental health eval for man in fatal parent beating

December 12th, 2012 at 08:39 AM

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

Ex-cop faces mail fraud sentencing

December 12th, 2012 at 08:36 AM

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

Charges dismissed in shooting of brother, 12

December 12th, 2012 at 08:36 AM

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

FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

December 12th, 2012 at 08:19 AM

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

JCC offers winter camp for kids

December 12th, 2012 at 08:00 AM

 

Church will sponsor craft and vendor show

December 12th, 2012 at 07:59 AM

 

Bridge club seeks new players

December 12th, 2012 at 07:58 AM

 

Police and fire retirees set Christmas meeting

December 12th, 2012 at 07:57 AM

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

Mu Chapter meets in Struthers

December 12th, 2012 at 07:56 AM

 

School sponsors benefit for food pantry

December 12th, 2012 at 07:55 AM

 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

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

Helms’ 3-pointer lifts Liberty over Fitch in OT

December 12th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Liberty basketball team wins in OT 

Hubbard and Liberty sharing a treasurer

December 12th, 2012 at 12:09 AM

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

Devils ride big quarter in rout

December 12th, 2012 at 12:08 AM

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

Youngstown prepares to meet third grade challenge

December 12th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

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. 

Scouts receive Peace Light

December 12th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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. 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

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. 

Speaker: Millions invested in Warren

December 12th, 2012 at 12:04 AM

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. 

Workers keep kids bouncing safely

December 12th, 2012 at 12:03 AM

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

Warren woman goes on trial in death of daughter

December 12th, 2012 at 12:03 AM

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. 

Akiva Academy will ‘Light’ the way for Hanukkah

December 12th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

The community program relays a universal message about religious freedom. 

Youngstown man shot on East Side

December 12th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Woman says her ex-boyfriend is the shooter 

More US jobs advertised in Oct.

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Cleaning up Santa’s bad habits

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

‘Back to the future’ for GOP

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Selected local stocks

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Poor suffer the most from taxation

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Tested Tigers off to 3-0 start

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Israel is behaving foolishly

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

GOP strategy fails

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Time for another reform

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

United Way basketball event set for Poland

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

US defends $1.9B deal with banking giant

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Armed robber gets nine years in prison.

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Poll: Voters happy with Kasich’s work

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Ohio voters are happy with Gov. John Kasich’s work in 

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ryan appointed

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Best of the brews

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Indians deal Choo in 3-team trade

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Holiday gifts baked with love

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Kilpatrick, Bable honored for soccer

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Irving’s return energizes Cavs

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ross’ holiday Rx

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Under pressure

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

newsmakers

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ohio Democratic coalition pushes for tax increase for rich

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Portman calls for both parties to work together 

oddly enough

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

birthdays

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

BRIDGE

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

BRIDGE Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH xA 7 uJ 6 5 vQ 10 8 4 wA Q 8 3 WEST EAST 

Christmas molds based on carol

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Lake Tavern wows Burger Boys big time

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Burger Guys have a Cheeseburger in Paradise 

Years Ago

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

A taste of vegan

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Births

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

NHL labor talks to resume today

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Spire for WTC arrives in NYC

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

4 homes destroyed in W.Va. blast

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Consumer survey shows optimism

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Court strikes down Illinois ban on concealed weapons

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Fresh recipes for aSFlbholiday buffet

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Boardman, Mineral Ridge grid jobs open

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Steelers rookie lineman practices

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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.  

Boys basketball | District capsule previews

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Maya prophecy sparks celebration, dread worldwide

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Port authority keeps $50K payment

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Program: A musical presentation by Akiva Academy students will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the 

MCDD board outfits buses with cameras

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ohio State’s Simon earns All-America status

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Mooney’s Simon All-America pick 

Internet-cafe legislation on hold

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Air Force launches top-secret mini-shuttle

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

White House, GOP trade new budget offers

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Broadband upgrade planned

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Agenda Thursday

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Tagliabue tosses bounty suspensions

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Tour of lights

December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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


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