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‘Journey to Bethlehem’ shares message of Christmas
‘Journey to Bethlehem’ shares message of Christmas

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

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Stories published December 13, 2012

Teen shot during youth basketball program tonight

December 13th, 2012 at 09:56 PM

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

Eight people charged in five armed robberies

December 13th, 2012 at 05:41 PM

Eight people charged in five armed robberies 

25 years in arson that killed 2 children

December 13th, 2012 at 05:15 PM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 04:33 PM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 03:48 PM

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

Illinois lawmakers hope to OK gay marriage in Jan.

December 13th, 2012 at 03:42 PM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 03:06 PM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 02:57 PM

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

Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse

December 13th, 2012 at 02:36 PM

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

Bush could leave Houston hospital before Christmas

December 13th, 2012 at 02:24 PM

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

Ex-Florida Gov. Crist officially becomes Democrat

December 13th, 2012 at 01:36 PM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:57 PM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 11:57 AM

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

List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards

December 13th, 2012 at 11:42 AM

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

YSU gets $573,000 for manufacturing internships

December 13th, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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

Kasich won’t seek to lease Ohio Turnpike

December 13th, 2012 at 11:06 AM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 10:36 AM

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

Stocks open mixed on Wall Street; Best Buy soars

December 13th, 2012 at 10:15 AM

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

Medical school trustees to meet Friday

December 13th, 2012 at 09:15 AM

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

Benefit set to aid crossing guard

December 13th, 2012 at 08:46 AM

 

Church will sponsor free concert Friday

December 13th, 2012 at 08:45 AM

 

Phone correction for cookie donations

December 13th, 2012 at 08:43 AM

 

Columbiana calendars still available for 2013

December 13th, 2012 at 08:42 AM

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

Meek Mill seeks eased travel restrictions

December 13th, 2012 at 08:42 AM

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

76ers-Bulls dispute prompted El train shooting

December 13th, 2012 at 08:42 AM

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

HOLIDAY GO & DO

December 13th, 2012 at 08:41 AM

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

Police arrest bank robbery suspect in 9 minutes

December 13th, 2012 at 08:39 AM

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

December 13th, 2012 at 08:39 AM

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

Junior Women’s League celebrates luncheon success

December 13th, 2012 at 08:38 AM

 

Valentine’s committee is planning event

December 13th, 2012 at 08:37 AM

 

Officers honored at ceremony

December 13th, 2012 at 12:11 AM

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

Ohio Senate votes to eliminate Youngstown judge seat

December 13th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

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. 

YSU players get to go home for the holidays

December 13th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

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. 

Mooney graduate punting for Toledo

December 13th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

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

Pirates look to finish 2013 better than 2012

December 13th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Pirates infielder Josh Harrison makes another trip to the Mahoning Valley 

Natural-gas processing facility planned

December 13th, 2012 at 12:08 AM

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

Nitro’s Law stalls in the Ohio Senate

December 13th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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. 

Teen gets 12 years in prison for murder

December 13th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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. 

Girard mayor set to veto council approved legislation

December 13th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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

YSU Trustees, HMHP to team up for facility

December 13th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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

Sackella pleads guilty to theft from the Poland Swim Club

December 13th, 2012 at 12:05 AM

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. 

Browns defense gearing up for RG3

December 13th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

Steelers’ Wallace isn’t worried about criticism

December 13th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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. 

‘Journey to Bethlehem’ shares message of Christmas

December 13th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

Young Professionals sets holiday party

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Why we’re nearing the cliff

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Senate votes to squeeze Iran

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Selected local stocks

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Jobs vs. the environment

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Teen Choice tour to bring Olympic stars to Covelli

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

CD RATES

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Nothing is free in today’s increasingly unfriendly skies

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Local new car sales lag behind 2011 pace

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Comedy troupe show at Oakland

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Census: Whites no longer the majority in US by 2043

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

AUDITIONS

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Neither side budges as fiscal talks stall

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Valley home sales strong in November

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

On campus Area FBS players in bowl games

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS 107-2 Source: Associated Press

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Poor planning vs. nature

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ohio, government reach agreement on medical care

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Tears of joy: Play will become film

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Let’s take the plunge

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

oddly enough

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Rust Belt again breaks out ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Toys needed for Christmas season

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

$7,000 grant awarded

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Agenda Friday

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Eggshells for teen with brittle bones

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

POLICE CALLS

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

birthdays

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

J-Trip enjoys taking audience for a ride

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

newsmakers

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Judy Collins is still looking to the futureSFlb

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Man indicted in Niles kidnapping, car theft

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Man indicted in Niles kidnapping, car theft 

"Miracle on Easy Street": Holiday tradition returns

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

NEw this week

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

MAHONING COUNTY Courts

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

college basketball roundup Wednesday’s other games

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Struthers OKs three-year contract with its police dispatchers.

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

nba roundup Wednesday’s other games

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

BRIDGE

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

BRIDGE Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH xK 9 6 3 u9 8 vA K J 10 9 wQ 5 WEST EAST 

KSU trustees approve campus construction projects

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Man killed in Hubbard Township crash

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Griffin, Redskins in no hurry to reveal QB plans

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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 

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

PACERS 96 CAVALIERS81

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Surplus food/ clothing

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

No roundabout for Howland, engineer says

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

No roundabout for Howland, engineer says 

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

OSU crushes Savannah State

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Free ham dinner

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

NHL labor talks showing little progress

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Woman, teen injured in knife attack

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

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

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Rep. Tim Ryan returns to Appropriations

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Columbiana school board wants to put bond issue on May ballot

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Clinic will offer free legal advice

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Tribe GM says still more work to do

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Prep sports roundup Wednesday’s games

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Births

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Pittsburgh pirates News & notes

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Pacers rally from 16-point deficit to beat Cavs

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

TODAY

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Governor will discuss a study of the Ohio Turnpike today

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Jamz 101.9 sold; to get Christian format

December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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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