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Attys. McNally dine at White House tonight

Mahoning County Commissioner John McNally IV and his father, John McNally III, dined with President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and their respective spouses at a White House dinner tonight.


'I don't forgive,' Israeli ex-Olympian tells Youngstown audience

Despite the passage of nearly 40 years since eight Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, the memories of that day remain raw for Yehuda Weinstain.


Poland bypasses drilling in Poland Forest, for now

The village solicitor and an outside law firm said Tuesday that if village council leased the mineral rights of the 265-acre Poland Municipal Forest to oil-and-natural-gas companies, it would violate the terms of the forest’s deed.


Romney win in Ill., gives him 541 delegates to Santorum's 253, Gingrich, 135

Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary for his third-straight big-state win and padding his already-formidable lead in the race for convention delegates.


Afghanistan suspect’s 2002 arrest was at casino

Afghanistan suspect’s 2002 arrest was at casino TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A police report says the U.S.


NASA considering space station for Mars dry run

NASA considering space station for Mars dry run CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International


Strong, long 7.6 quake shakes Mexico City

Strong, long 7.6 quake shakes Mexico City MEXICO CITY (AP) - A strong, long 7.6 earthquake with an


Attacks in 8 Iraq cities kill 46 ahead of summit

Attacks in 8 Iraq cities kill 46 ahead of summit BAGHDAD (AP) — A torrent of bombings and


AP Source: Manning to Broncos deal is done

AP Source: Manning to Broncos deal is done DENVER (AP) — The big deal is done. Peyton Manning is a


Sandusky judge: AG must turn over accuser contacts

Sandusky judge: AG must turn over accuser contacts HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The judge in Jerry


Girard, MetroPlex water bill battle escalates

Girard, MetroPlex water bill battle escalates Girard The city turned off water service to the


Lawyer: Slain teen’s girlfriend heard altercation

Lawyer: Slain teen’s girlfriend heard altercation FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a


Insanity defense planned in Vegas ‘demon’ slayings

Insanity defense planned in Vegas ‘demon’ slayings LAS VEGAS (AP) — A public defender says he


Mo. mother suspected in child deaths was depressed

Mo. mother suspected in child deaths was depressed ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area woman


Feds to investigate fatal shooting of Fla. teen

Feds to investigate fatal shooting of Fla. teen SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury will convene in


Pedestrian was at fault, but driver had alcohol in her, Warren cops say

Pedestrian was at fault, but driver had alcohol in her, Warren cops say WARREN The driver of the


Police probe shooting death of 14-year-old

Police probe shooting death of 14-year-old


REUNIONS

Alumni Association of South High School will meet at noon Wednesday at Denny’s, Route 224 in


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Local garden club is marking 85 years

YOUNGSTOWN Members of the Mahoning Garden Club are celebrating the 85th anniversary of its

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Thompson’s best leads Cavs past Nets

Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. The Cleveland Cavaliers finally got a glimpse of rookies Kyrie


Gomez strong again in victory over Dodgers

By Sheldon Ocker Akron Beacon Journal GOODYEAR, Ariz. Jeanmar Gomez made his fourth start of


Jacubec named all-state 1st team

Staff report Struthers High senior Jake Jacubec, who led the Wildcats to the All-American


Peyton’s Place? In Denver

The Denver Broncos got their Man. Make that Peyton Manning.

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MetroPlex now faces water, tax disputes

The MetroPlex, once praised as an all-in-one motel, convention center and banquet hall, has fallen behind on taxes and is accused of not paying Girard for the water it uses.

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Probe continues into Boardman fire

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com BOARDMAN Fire officials still are investigating what


Occupy group can protest, not camp

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Members of Occupy Youngstown can protest on


Campbell company to expand

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A Campbell company plans to spend about


Patriot slams limits in new EPA permit

Andrew Blocksom used a local analogy to describe restrictions in the city of Warren’s new permit announced Monday by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

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Improvements, construction on horizon for YSU

Over the past five years, Youngstown State athletic director Ron Strollo has wanted to upgrade the Beeghly Center scoreboard.

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Milton man, 39, charged in rapes

Staff report LAKE MILTON A 39-year-old Lake Milton man is charged in the rape of two young


Officials await autopsy results on four who died in fire

Staff Report East Liverpool City and state officials are awaiting the autopsy results on the


New traffic patterns

New traffic patterns YOUNGSTOWN These traffic patterns are in place on Interstate 680 at


Put brakes on fracking now

Opinion: Put brakes on fracking now As a resident of Poland and having grown up in Youngstown [Boardman],


newsmakers

newsmakers Celine Dion recovering LAS VEGAS Singer Celine Dion says she is recovering from a


District to demolish old school

By Elise Franco efranco@gmail.com Austintown The Austintown Local School District is ready to


Incident at Rulli Bros. is classified as an abduction

Staff report BOARDMAN Police continue searching for the man who pointed a gun at a local


Man makes plea bargain in killing; sentencing set for May

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A 25-year-old Youngs-town man, facing an


Wendy’s dethrones Burger King

Associated Press NEW YORK Wendy’s has dethroned Burger King as the country’s second-biggest


Park director impresses council

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Members of city council have high expectations


“They don’t feel like they’re spying. It’s just their own iPhone

“They don’t feel like they’re spying. It’s just their own iPhone they’re using, their own laptop.


POLICE CALLS

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


courts

courts MAHONING COUNTY Domestic relations Darlene James and Gary James, dissolution granted.


Soldier remembers little, lawyer says

Associated Press FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. The lawyer for the Army staff sergeant accused of


Dash attendance triples; only 1 arrest

By DAVID SKOLNICK and ASHLEY LUTHERN news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The crowd at downtown’s St.


nhl roundup | Monday’s games

Bruins 8, Maple Leafs 0 BOSTON Benoit Pouliot scored two goals, Brian Rolston had a goal and


Traffic stop in city leads to heroin arrest

Staff report Youngstown A 31-year-old man is in jail after city police found a large amount of


The cards Prayers by Sandra B. Lucas

Caregivers’ Prayer Based on “Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God: (Isaiah 40:1) Here I


Auction may chart the future of Valley’s once grand country-music park Encore For Eyesore?

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com GOSHEN TOWNSHIP A long neglected former country-music


Niles woman faces soliciting charge

Staff report NILES An 18-year-old Niles woman has been charged with soliciting for prostitution


Violence, tourism are up in Mexico

Opinion: As weird as it seems, despite the daily headlines of gun battles, beheadings and more than 47,000


Earth, Wind & Fire will perform with YSO

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Earth, Wind & Fire will return to Youngstown for a 7:30 p.m. concert


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown City Council, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, sixth floor, City Hall,


Woman threatens to kill kids

Staff report WARREN Police arrived in time to take a 36-year-old woman into custody who had told


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Weather Channel changes forecast

Associated Press NEW YORK The Weather Channel is in the midst of a transformation, one that can


Polychem cited for safety, health violations

Staff report LEETONIA The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health


Poland voters’ rejection of tax levy for schools paves way for pay-to-play

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com POLAND The school board met for more than two hours


‘THE FOREIGNER’ Comedy at Vic hits all marks

By STEPHANIE OTTEY entertainment@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A play doesn’t have to see Broadway to


Apple’s new direction

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO What would Steve have done? It’s a question that Apple CEO Tim


Protecting the Chisholm Trail

Opinion: Enid (Okla.) News and Eagle: Drivers traversing down U.S. 81 might be oblivious that the


Family Vacation Critic — the comprehensive family travel review website — has announced

Family Vacation Critic — the comprehensive family travel review website — has announced its annual


Chaplain’s prayers published

Prayers for patients and their caregivers composed by Sandra Lucas, regional director of spiritual care for Humility of Mary Health Partners, have been selected for publication and distribution across the country to chaplains of all faiths.

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Clashes rock Syrian capital

Clashes rock Syrian capital BEIRUT Syrian rebels battled regime forces Monday in a heavily


Illinois showdown

Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. An increasingly confident Mitt Romney called President


Former music mecca Ponderosa Park is on the auction block

A long neglected former country-music mecca that drew top national talent to the Mahoning Valley may get a new lease on life through foreclosure and a sheriff’s sale.

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Work session canceled

Work session canceled Hanoverton The United Local school board special work session scheduled


Obama, Romney ignore health care

Associated Press WASHINGTON Now here’s a tag team for the ages: Richard Nixon, Mitt Romney,


LOTTERies

LOTTERies Monday’s numbers OHIO evening DRAWINGS: Pick 38-6-6 Pick 49-3-0-5 Classic


Birthdays

Birthdays Producer Carl Reiner is 90. Actor Hal Linden is 81. Actor William Hurt is 62. Guitarist


CENTER OF MADNESS

On the way to the Sweet 16, March Madness has been swept up by the Ohio Four.

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Couple dines at White House

Less than a week ago, Elaine Brye dined with the president and first lady and was serenaded by Mumford & Sons and John Legend.

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oddly enough

oddly enough 9-year-old boy summoned to jury duty in Massachusetts YARMOUTH, Mass. Like many


Season 5 premiere takes a jump into the future ‘Mad Men’ madness

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK In retrospect, the bomb- shell with which “Mad


Assad still strong in Syria

Opinion: By Aram Nerguizian Los Angeles Times After a year of political unrest and thousands of civilian


Pennsylvania wins contest for major Shell investment

Editorial: Not to rain on Chesapeake En- ergy Corp.’s parade in eastern Ohio, but Shell Chemical’s decision to


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, March 20, the 80th day of 2012. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring


Ohio gas prices fall

Ohio gas prices fall YOUNGSTOWN Gas prices in Ohio have fallen 6 cents since last week, the


Romney’s ‘inevitability’ is troubling

Opinion: Many people may be voting for Mitt Romney because of the view in some quarters that he is the


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center David and Danielle Yemma, Youngstown, boy, March 18.


A doggone story

Opinion: WASHINGTON Confronting conventional wisdom is the columnist’s role, even at the risk of calumny