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Teen shot during youth basketball program tonight

A teenager was shot after a basketball program at a church turned chaotic tonight.


Eight people charged in five armed robberies

Eight people charged in five armed robberies


25 years in arson that killed 2 children

25 years in arson that killed 2 children LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who set fire to her home


Oil ends lower as ‘fiscal cliff’ concerns grow

Oil ends lower as ‘fiscal cliff’ concerns grow NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is ending lower


Commission takes control of Youngstown schools budget

Commission takes control of Youngstown schools budget With the Youngstown City Schools poised to


Illinois lawmakers hope to OK gay marriage in Jan.

Illinois lawmakers hope to OK gay marriage in Jan. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers


NJ, NY, Conn. govs to Congress: Stay for storm aid

NJ, NY, Conn. govs to Congress: Stay for storm aid ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York,


Jackson gets 90-years-to-life in YSU shooting

Jackson gets 90-years-to-life in YSU shooting


Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse

Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say an


Bush could leave Houston hospital before Christmas

Bush could leave Houston hospital before Christmas HOUSTON (AP) — Ex-President George H.W. Bush


Ex-Florida Gov. Crist officially becomes Democrat

Ex-Florida Gov. Crist officially becomes Democrat ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida


Bar code’s co-inventor N. Joseph Woodland dies, 91

Bar code’s co-inventor N. Joseph Woodland dies, 91 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The co-inventor of the bar


Mahoning commissioners might sue Campbell to get funds owed

Mahoning commissioners might sue Campbell to get funds owed Mahoning County commissioners have


List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards

List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards,


YSU gets $573,000 for manufacturing internships

YSU gets $573,000 for manufacturing internships COLUMBUS Youngstown State University will


Kasich won’t seek to lease Ohio Turnpike

Kasich won’t seek to lease Ohio Turnpike Gov. John Kasich has made it official: the state has


Trial begins in Donovan Miller murder case

Trial begins in Donovan Miller murder case YOUNGSTOWN Jury selection began today for the trial


Stocks open mixed on Wall Street; Best Buy soars

Stocks open mixed on Wall Street; Best Buy soars NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mixed on Wall


Medical school trustees to meet Friday

Medical school trustees to meet Friday Rootstown The Northeast Ohio Medical University Board of


Columbiana calendars still available for 2013

Columbiana calendars still available for 2013 COLUMBIANA The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau


Meek Mill seeks eased travel restrictions

Meek Mill seeks eased travel restrictions PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill wants


76ers-Bulls dispute prompted El train shooting

76ers-Bulls dispute prompted El train shooting PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a dispute over a


HOLIDAY GO & DO

today BOARDMAN: Akron Children’s Hospital Holiday Hopes and Wishes Luncheon, 10 a.m., Mr.


Police arrest bank robbery suspect in 9 minutes

Police arrest bank robbery suspect in 9 minutes SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say they busted a


Judge tosses ex-Philly anchor’s suit vs. station

Judge tosses ex-Philly anchor’s suit vs. station PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has


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Officers honored at ceremony

The officers recognized have gone above and beyond the call of duty

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Mooney graduate punting for Toledo

Mooney graduate Vince Penza will punt for Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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YSU players get to go home for the holidays

Not that you need an excuse to play a pair of basketball games in Florida in December but when Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum decided to schedule South Florida and Bethune-Cookman, it wasn’t for his tan.


Ohio Senate votes to eliminate Youngstown judge seat

A proposal to eliminate a seat on the Youngstown Municipal Court, first supported by city council in 1986, is on its way to the governor’s office for approval.


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Pirates look to finish 2013 better than 2012

Pirates infielder Josh Harrison makes another trip to the Mahoning Valley

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Natural-gas processing facility planned

Hilcorp and NiSource partnership to build pipeline and natural-gas processing site in eastern Mahoning County.

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Sackella pleads guilty to theft from the Poland Swim Club

Brad A. Sackella, a certified public accountant, and former Poland Swim Club treasurer, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a bill of information charging him with stealing from the club. The theft was about $24,000 over three years, a prosecutor said.


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Teen gets 12 years in prison for murder

Jones was sentenced to nine years in prison and an additional three years for using a gun in the crime. He will also be placed on five years’ parole upon his release from prison.

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Girard mayor set to veto council approved legislation

Mayor James Melfi does not believe in new $1.5 million water meters for the city.


YSU Trustees, HMHP to team up for facility

Youngstown State University and Humility of Mary Health Partners will work together to establish a facility for clinical and medical education.


Nitro’s Law stalls in the Ohio Senate

Legislation that would increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse pets in their care is not expected to move out of the Ohio Senate this session.


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‘Journey to Bethlehem’ shares message of Christmas

Live nativity to be staged by church offers free and family-friendly activity

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Steelers’ Wallace isn’t worried about criticism

Mike Wallace heard the boos. And the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver knew it didn’t have as much to do with the pass that had just clanged off his hands as with the expectations — self-imposed or otherwise — he just can’t seem to meet.


Browns defense gearing up for RG3

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden returned from practice to find a green XXXL Baylor University golf shirt hanging in his locker.

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Jamz 101.9 sold; to get Christian format

The Mahoning Valley’s urban-music station and its urban-talk station both will fade into history on New Year’s Day.


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Governor will discuss a study of the Ohio Turnpike today

Gov. John Kasich will discuss the results of a $3.4 million study on how the Ohio Turnpike will operate today during visits to Austintown, Toledo and Cleveland.

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Pacers rally from 16-point deficit to beat Cavs

Paul George scored 27 points, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 96-81.


Pittsburgh pirates News & notes

Happy kids: Broadcaster Tim Neverett announced players Alex Presley, Josh Harrison and Gaby Sanchez


Prep sports roundup Wednesday’s games

BOYS BASKETBALL Leetonia 72, Western Reserve 44 LEETONIA Trent Ferry led Leetonia with 20


Tribe GM says still more work to do

General manager Chris Antonetti knows it is going to take more than a new manager and a few added players to get Indians fans fired up.


Clinic will offer free legal advice

Clinic will offer free legal advice YOUNGSTOWN A free legal-advice clinic for low-income and


Columbiana school board wants to put bond issue on May ballot

The money raised would be used to replace the roof at South Side Middle School


Rep. Tim Ryan returns to Appropriations

Committee assignment ‘will have some impact’ on his possible 2014 gubernatorial bid


The new law will make it easier for Warren businesses to get liquor permits

New liquor permit regulations will help Warren businesses By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com


Woman, teen injured in knife attack

The victims were attacked in their home by a man looking for money.


NHL labor talks showing little progress

The latest round of NHL labor talks ended with the two sides not even getting into the same room with each other.


OSU crushes Savannah State

Associated Press COLUMBUS Deshaun Thomas did most of his damage in the first half. By then, he


No roundabout for Howland, engineer says

No roundabout for Howland, engineer says


Surplus food/ clothing

Surplus food/ clothing Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, food bags


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Rebeca McMahan, Youngstown, girl, Dec. 11. Vincent and


PACERS 96 CAVALIERS81

PACERS 96 CAVALIERS81 Next: Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m., Friday


Griffin, Redskins in no hurry to reveal QB plans

Three days after spraining his knee, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was just a little gimpy on the practice field and very cagey behind the microphone


Man killed in Hubbard Township crash

West Middlesex, Pa., man killed in Hubbard Township crash


Mass. baby born at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12

Mass. baby born at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12 BOSTON With a little help from her mother, Noelle Joy


KSU trustees approve campus construction projects

The board selected the Ruhlin Co. of Akron to manage the $150 million, four-year construction and renovation project.


BRIDGE

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nba roundup Wednesday’s other games

Warriors 97, Heat 95 MIAMI Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to lift Golden


Struthers OKs three-year contract with its police dispatchers.

Struthers OKs three-year contract with its police dispatchers. The contract includes lump sums of $500 in each year.


NEw this week

NEw this week The Guilt Trip (PG-13) An inventor winds up with his mother on an unexpected


"Miracle on Easy Street": Holiday tradition returns

Like a glittering Christmas tree, “Miracle on Easy Street” will again be on display this weekend as it makes its annual return.


college basketball roundup Wednesday’s other games

AREA MEN Allegheny 86, Thiel 75, 2OT MEADVILLE, PA. The hot-shooting Gators (5-4) led by as


MAHONING COUNTY Courts

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Randall S. Flaugher, 49, of 5494 S. Salem-Warren


Man indicted in Niles kidnapping, car theft

Man indicted in Niles kidnapping, car theft


“glee” (9 p.m., fox): Tonight’s holiday-themed “Glee” episode is a

“glee” (9 p.m., fox): Tonight’s holiday-themed “Glee” episode is a tribute to the 2003 film “Love


Get your flu shots or nasal-mist vaccine to avoid the flu

The flu is more widespread than normal this early in the season, says a spokeswoman with the Ohio Department of Health.


Judy Collins is still looking to the futureSFlb

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Judy Collins is here to tell you she’s not ancient


Man says masked men threatened 2-year-old with knife

Man says masked men threatened 2-year-old with knife


J-Trip enjoys taking audience for a ride

The 2005 Rayen High School graduate (his given name is Joshua Triplett) will next perform Saturday at the All-City Christmas Party at Choices Nightclub, in the MetroPlex Hotel in Liberty.


birthdays

birthdays Actor Dick Van Dyke is 87. Actor Christopher Plummer is 83. Country singer Buck White of


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Woman arrested in hit-and-run death of Ohio teen

Associated Press BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio Authorities say a 49-year-old woman has been arrested in


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Mahoning Unlimited Classroom board of directors, 8 a.m., Mahoning County


$7,000 grant awarded

$7,000 grant awarded YOUNGSTOWN Help Hotline Crisis Center has received a $7,000 grant from the


Today is Thursday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2012. There are 18 days left in the year.

Today is Thursday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2012. There are 18 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Toys needed for Christmas season

Toys needed for Christmas season WARREN The Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. SE, Warren, is


Sax man's holiday show will be a howling good time Kenny G

Being an animal lover himself, Kenny G said he’s thrilled to be involved with a benefit show for the Animal Welfare League of Mahoning County.

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Pope hits 1M mark, tweets, ‘Dear friends ...’

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter-follower mark


Eggshells for teen with brittle bones

Q. I am 17 years old and recently was diagnosed with osteoporosis due to anorexia. I am hesitant to


Rust Belt again breaks out ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Rust Belt Theater Company, 755 Mahoning Ave., will present its third


TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS

Meanwhile, no progress has been made for a new pact with CHS and the nurses at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.


oddly enough

oddly enough WVU mascot told to stop firing musket at wildlife CHARLESTON, W.Va. The musket


Tears of joy: Play will become film

A play written by Youngs-town evangelist Earline Gilford-Weaver is on track to be turned into a


Let’s take the plunge

Opinion: By Jack Shakely Los Angeles Times In February 2003, 450 economists, including 10 of the 24


Amos alonzo stagg bowl preview No. 1 Mount Union vs. No. 3 St. Thomas

THE GAME When: 7 p.m., Friday. Where: Salem Stadium in Salem, Va. TV: ESPNU. Radio: WDPN


QUOTABLE CHRIS ANTONETTI, Cleveland Indians general manager, on the club’s strategy to get better in 2013:

“The best way to improve your team is to score more runs and allow fewer runs. I’m not as concerned


Ohio, government reach agreement on medical care

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio and the federal government reached an agreement Wednesday on a


Poor planning vs. nature

Opinion: By Katie Tubb Heritage Foundation Heavy rains wiping out crops, the Baltic Sea freezing over,


SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS 107-2 Source: Associated Press

Bloomington South (Ind.) defeated Arlington 107-2 on Tuesday night. Arlington (0-6) has lost 23


Gov. John Kasich campaigned on the idea of smaller government. However, the first-term Republican

Opinion: Gov. John Kasich campaigned on the idea of smaller government. However, the first-term Republican


The Austintown Board of Education this week heard concerns about sports transportation for students.

A parent told the Austintown board and Superintendent Vincent Colaluca that she didn’t see how it was fair for one group of parents to transport and take on the liability of taking students to away matches, when other groups don’t have to.


On campus Area FBS players in bowl games

Dec. 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. No. 22 Utah State, 4 p.m., ESPN. Toledo: LB Dawalyn


Valley home sales strong in November

Perhaps the best sign of a recovering housing market in the Valley was the 21 percent increase in median-sale price, which went from $60,000 in November 2011, to $72,650 last month.


Right-to-work law gives Mich. unions new task

Associated Press LANSING, Mich. Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in


Neither side budges as fiscal talks stall

Associated Press WASHINGTON Republicans aren’t budging on tax rates, and Democrats are resisting


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Wizard of Oz,SDRq Crown Theater Productions, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana.


Census: Whites no longer the majority in US by 2043

Associated Press WASHINGTON White people no longer will make up a majority of Americans by


Comedy troupe show at Oakland

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN ICU Improv, the Youngstown State University theater department’s comedy


Local new car sales lag behind 2011 pace

Vehicle sales continue to be down for 2012 compared to 2011. Chrysler dealerships are one of the area's bright spots.


Nothing is free in today’s increasingly unfriendly skies

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Those who say we should run government like a business must not be


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


newsmakers

newsmakers Ravi Shankar dies at 92 in San Diego NEW DELHI With an instrument perplexing to


Teen Choice tour to bring Olympic stars to Covelli

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Teen Choice Live! The Tour will come to Covelli Centre at 7 p.m. Jan.


Warren can’t afford to tear down old St. Joseph hospital

Editorial: The Florida owner of the crumbling structure has ignored the city’s appeals.


TODAY

TODAY Music Holiday Concert by Commodore Perry High School, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County


Most-Googled topics in 2012: Whitney Houston, PSY, Sandy

Associated Press LOS ANGELES The world’s attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in


Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476

Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476 Thu: Karaoke with


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 25.13 .01 Avalon


Young Professionals sets holiday party

Young Professionals sets holiday party boardman The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals is


Jobs vs. the environment

Opinion: By Lee Ballinger OtherWords I know what it’s like to depend upon coal to feed a family. Many


Why we’re nearing the cliff

Opinion: WASHINGTON If you have worked hard for five decades, made pots of money and now want to squander


Senate votes to squeeze Iran

Opinion: Senate votes to squeeze Iran Chicago Tribune: Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who has been recovering from


Free ham dinner

Free ham dinner Austintown Second Chance Outreach Ministry, 1747 Raccoon Road, will have a free,


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