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Doghouses needed at Animal Welfare League shelter

The Animal Welfare Shelter, 545 Brunstetter Road SW, Lordstown, needs medium and large wood or igloo doghouses.


Man charged with punishing son in running clothes dryer

Police say an Ohio man who stuck his 3-year-old son in a clothes dryer as punishment and then turned it on is facing child endangerment charges.


Va. moves forward to let agencies bar gay adoption

Va. moves forward to let agencies bar gay adoption RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia state Senate


Marine sergeant not guilty in hazing case

Marine sergeant not guilty in hazing case KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A military jury has found a


House curbs insider trading, but exempts 'political intelligence' sellers

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to curb insider trading by members of Congress and the executive branch, but not without the usual political acrimony that’s become a staple of Capitol Hill.


Got protest? Music mogul Simmons mad over milk

Got protest? Music mogul Simmons mad over milk ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons


Fla. mogul, facing trial, adopts his girlfriend

Fla. mogul, facing trial, adopts his girlfriend WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A millionaire polo


Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder in ND

Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder in ND FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of bringing a


Mahoning Valley new-car sales dropped 10 percent in January

Mahoning Valley new-car sales dropped 10 percent in January


Croom and Shorter found guilty in Belleria Pizza robbery

Croom and Shorter found guilty in Belleria Pizza robbery


Rate on 30-year mortgage stays at record low 3.87 percent

Rate on 30-year mortgage stays at record low 3.87 percent


TV personality Jack Hanna shocked Ohio has yet to crackdown on exotic animals

TV personality Jack Hanna shocked Ohio has yet to crackdown on exotic animals


Emergency exercise preceded Ind. fair disaster

Emergency exercise preceded Ind. fair disaster INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state agency’s report says


Play 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black' performed this weekend at Playhouse

Play 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black' performed this weekend at Playhouse


VP Biden touts nation's economic resilency at Ohio stop

VP Biden touts nation's economic resilency at Ohio stop


Canadian family members rescued from Pacific ocean

Canadian family members rescued from Pacific ocean HONOLULU (AP) — Three members of a Canadian


Judge slams critics of Texas school prayer ruling

Judge slams critics of Texas school prayer ruling SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge blasted by


Police: 6-year-old boy started double-fatal Pa. blaze

Police: 6-year-old boy started double-fatal Pa. blaze


SOCIETY DIGEST || Happy Hearts set date for valentine fundraiser

Happy Hearts set date for valentine fundraiser YOUNGSTOWN Happy Hearts Jr. Croatian Tamburitzans


Springfield Twp. trustees plan to pave Macklin Road this year

Springfield Twp. trustees plan to pave Macklin Road this year


Report: Ohio State needs ethics department

Report: Ohio State needs ethics department


Wife of wounded CA customs agent linked to suspect

Wife of wounded CA customs agent linked to suspect NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting


Burglars take 80 weapons from Ohio firing range

Burglars take 80 weapons from Ohio firing range


YSU suspends fraternity and probes alleged hazing

YSU suspends fraternity and probes alleged hazing youngstown Cynthia Anderson, Youngstown State


McLaughlin's body found Thursday in a Unionville Cemetery

Suspected killer Robert McLaughlin was found dead Thursday.


Pa. teacher accused of using insulting names toward students

Pa. teacher accused of using insulting names toward students


Man gets 10 to 12 years in prison in slaying over mattress

Man gets 10 to 12 years in prison in slaying over mattress


State to provide $75 million to help demolish vacant homes

State to provide $75 million to help demolish vacant homes COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine


Pa. fines Chesapeake Energy more than $500K

Pa. fines Chesapeake Energy more than $500K


Coroner: Inmate died from blood clot at Ohio jail

Coroner: Inmate died from blood clot at Ohio jail


Judge: Man accused of killing wife can't be lawyer

Judge: Man accused of killing wife can't be lawyer


LOUIE TODAY: Latest on brutalized dogs and stalled Nitro's bill

Tom Raab of New York City, pet dad of Nitro, one of the dogs starved to death by Steve Croley, will share a call he received from Mahoning Valley legislators, state Rep. Ron Gerberry of Austintown, who appears to have given up on the effort to strengthen animal cruelty laws in Ohio.


Pa. trooper suspended, charged in drunken fatality

Pa. trooper suspended, charged in drunken fatality


3 more charged in Ohio credit union collapse

3 more charged in Ohio credit union collapse


AP: 10 states get education waiver

AP: 10 states get education waiver


Sources: Pentagon rules shift on women in combat

Sources: Pentagon rules shift on women in combat


Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames

Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames


Beef prices expected to climb over the next 2 years

Beef prices expected to climb over the next 2 years


States, Feds to announce mortgage settlement

States, Feds to announce mortgage settlement


Cincy seeks to reign in unfair towing fees

Cincy seeks to reign in unfair towing fees


Unemployment aid applications near 4-year low

Unemployment aid applications near 4-year low


Mahoning County man seeks early release from prison

Mahoning County man seeks early release from prison


Ohio college student jailed for alleged gun threat

Ohio college student jailed for alleged gun threat


Ohio man charged after placing son in dryer

Ohio man charged after placing son in dryer


Archangel Michael Greek fest starts Friday in Campbell

Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival begins Friday and continues through Sunday.


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Warren native Jason Kokrak has stars in eyes, goals in sights at Pebble Beach

Warren native Jason Kokrak has stars in his eyes and goals in his sights at Pebble Beach

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YSU looks for series split with Butler

YSU looks for series split with Butler

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4th and 5th animal-cruelty cases under investigation in Mahoning County

Staff report Youngstown For the fourth and fifth times in two weeks, Animal Charity humane


Lorraine’s stay upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Wednesday to allow the execution of convicted Trumbull County murderer Charles Lorraine to move forward.

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Grandmother of infant raped at Trumbull CSB wants rights

Trumbull County Children Services lawyer says Loretta Banks of Warren, the grandmother of a child reportedly raped during a visit at the agency’s offices, doesn’t meet the requirements to have a say in any decisions involving the child.

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Phantoms hoping incoming winger will be a winner

Youngstown Phantoms coach Anthony Noreen hopes the team’s final move before the USHL trading deadline passed blossoms into points as spring approaches.

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Citizen’s arrest in Warren prompts law director’s concern about safety

In a town that has encouraged citizens to help police by serving as an extra set of eyes and ears, did a downtown resident go too far by slapping handcuffs on a woman he says tried to rob him?

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Elder Hadi wins EOWL for Liberty

By Matthew Peaslee mpeaslee@vindy.com LIBERTY Hadi Hadi always dreamt of coming back to his


6th murder trial being considered for Anderson

The 7th District Court of Appeals is considering if it will allow an Austintown man to be tried a sixth time for murder.

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Sessions, Cavaliers clip Los Angeles

By TOM REED Cleveland Plain Dealer cleveland The Cleveland Cavaliers won despite having their


Youngstown police probe YSU student assault

Staff report youngstown City police are investigating the assault of a Youngstown State


Preps at a glance

BOYS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY’S SCORES OHIO Chagrin Falls Kenston 65, Gates Mills Hawken 50 Cle.


Warren police candidates can advance to next level

Staff report WARREN Fifty-one candidates for entry-level Warren police officer scored at least a


Springfield trustees vote to reinstate paramedic

By Mary Grzebieniak news@vindy.com NEW SPRINGFIELD Suspended EMS first captain, firefighter


Manhunt for Canfield teacher's killer

Officers from Canfield Police Department, Mahoning Valley Homicide Task Force and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation were at Carriage Hill Apartments Wednesday after Stacey Sutera, a 40-year-old teacher, was shot and killed there around 7 a.m. as she got into her car. Police have issued an aggravated-murder warrant for Robert McLaughlin, 64, of Painesville, described as ex-military and armed and dangerous.

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SUCCESS SKILLS

Choffin Career and Technical Center juniors Brae Hudson and Chmicka Kennedy exchanged clues in a sort of workplace password game.

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Greek festival begins Friday in Campbell

Staff report campbell Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival begins Friday and


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Rocco and Audrey Minetti, New Middletown, boy, Feb. 7.


Orcas in slavery?

Opinion: By Kathy Guillermo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals What excuse is given for denying


Be smart about Valentine’s Day treats

By Alison Johnson Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Along with flowers and jewelry, sugar is a go-


‘Light in Darkness’ rights available soon

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN “A Light in the Darkness: A Story of Hope During the Holocaust” soon


Who is the real Tracy Morgan?

Tracy Morgan was in the news — both locally and nationally — last week when the story about his poor


‘TRASHSCANS’ Finding art in a throw-away culture

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN You can learn a lot from what a culture throws


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Drood,SDRq Youngstown Playhouse, Glenwood Avenue. Auditions will be at 6 p.m.


Sex is possible after heart trouble, stroke

By Shari Roan Los Angeles Times Sexual activity is safe for many people who have experienced


Local artist-musician Veal to display works at Playhouse

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Local artist-musician Julius Veal will be at the Youngstown Playhouse


Meyer to Big Ten: Recruits are fair game

Defying any would-be critics of his recruiting practices, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told a group of high-school football coaches recently that he considers Ohio his recruiting turf and that he will work hard to protect it.

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GOP fuzzy on national defense

Opinion: WASHINGTON Through 11 presidential elections, beginning with the Democrats’ nomination of George


POLICE CALLS for Canfield, Austintown

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown: CANFIELD Jan.


Passing laws isn’t meant to be easy

Opinion: Passing laws isn’t meant to be easy I often read the letters to the editor. Why is it that those


CD RATES

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


Disco Inferno keeps the ’70s party burning

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Who knew? It turns out disco doesn’t suck after all. In


Obama, Romney similar?

Opinion: WASHINGTON The general election is shaping up as a contest between two remarkably similar men.


Healthy Woman program at Macy’s

Healthy Woman program at Macy’s NILES The free Trumbull Memorial Hospital Healthy Woman program


A Grammy-nominated singer suffers with a neurological condition BATTLING TOURETTE’S

MORE INFORMATION For more information on Tourette’s syndrome, visit http://www.tsa-usa.org. The


“american idol” (8 p.m., fox): The frivolity of the traveling auditions are over. Now,

“american idol” (8 p.m., fox): The frivolity of the traveling auditions are over. Now, it’s time to


GO&DO

Thursday Lectures Artist Gary Setzer, (330-941-7448), 4 p.m., The Butler Institute of American


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NIGHTLIFE

Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476 Sat: Shakedown, 9


Sherlock Holmes returns to Victorian Players stage

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Victorian Players will present “Sherlock Holmes and the West End


$375,000 awarded to YNDC

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Robert C. Cahalin, 62, of 351 Montridge Drive,


Santorum basks in victories

Associated Press ALLEN, Texas One day after Rick Santorum’s startling breakthrough in the


LOTTERY

LOTTERY Wednesday’s numbers OHIO Evening drawings: Pick 34-5-1 Pick 46-4-3-4 Rolling


METRO DIGEST || Northside Farmer's Market opens Saturday

City to buy truck WARREN The city fire department will spend its $332,500 in federal grant funds


Anti-Romney vote bubbles to surface

Opinion: A funny thing happened to Mitt Romney on the way to his coronation as the inevitable Republican


Sensible donations for needy

Opinion: Omaha World-Herald: A bill in the Legislature to allow Nebraska hunters to donate the deer they kill


Mahoning cops say they’re limited by the law

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Law-enforcement officials say they take stalking seriously, but the law


ODNR permits new drilling location

ODNR permits new drilling location WASHINGTON TWP. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Leanne Binder has become the go-to girl for rebel rock acts, and for good reason. She’ll open

Leanne Binder has become the go-to girl for rebel rock acts, and for good reason. She’ll open for


Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2012. There are 326 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Valentines for Veterans concert planned

Valentines for Veterans concert planned CLEVELAND The Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of


Gov. Kasich has high praise for area in State of the State

Editorial: In a wide-ranging State of the State speech Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich tipped his hat to the


INSIDE THE ROPES …

INSIDE THE ROPES … With Jason Kokrak Last week: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-over 72 in the


US jobs gap for old, young at its widest

Associated Press WASHINGTON Squeezed by a tight job market, young Americans are especially


Packing a punch

Getting a caffeine fix is as easy as taking a deep breath Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass.


Judge nixes challenge to redistricting maps in Pa.

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania’s 2001 legislative district maps should be used in


Stocks rally from early losses to close higher

Stocks staged an afternoon-long rally and closed higher Wednesday as Greece appeared to close in on the cost-cutting deal it needs to keep from defaulting on its national debt.

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Romney losses show doubts

Associated Press ATLANTA Mitt Romney still can’t seem to win over the bulk of the conservatives


Wash. lawmakers pass gay-marriage bill

Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. Washington state lawmakers voted to approve gay marriage


Mango allergy mimics poison ivy

Q. After eating prepared mangos during the holidays, I bought some to peel and slice myself. I even


Victim’s fear of suspect Robert McLaughlin was well-documented

CANFIELD Stacey Sutera made her fear of Robert P. McLaughlin clear in December 2010:


newsmakers

newsmakers Schwarzenegger joins Stallone in ‘The Tomb’ LOS ANGELES It’s an action superstar


Poll: Docs not always honest with patients

Associated Press WASHINGTON Trust your doctor? A survey finds that some doctors aren’t always


New trial ordered in arson case

Associated Press CLEVELAND A mentally disabled former drug dealer convicted in the fire deaths


NEw this week

NEw this week Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) A family embarks on an adventure to a


STACEY SUTERA HARASSMENT-STALKING TIME LINE

XMarch 26, 2010: Stacey Sutera’s car is keyed in a grocery store parking lot. Nails are found in the


RTI International revenue increases 23% from 2010

Staff report PITTSBURGH RTI International Metals Inc. revenue rose to $529.7 million last year,


GOP vows to reverse Obama birth-control policy

Associated Press WASHINGTON Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama’s new


BLACK HISTORY MONTH Area events

A list of area events to commemorate in February, which is Black History Month, as submitted to The


Agency to probe 911 call in Powell fire

Agency to probe 911 call in Powell fire tacoma, wash. A social worker pleaded with a 911


House panel OKs bill on casino regulations

Associated Press COLUMBUS An Ohio bill that makes broad changes to the state’s gambling laws


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