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Former music mecca Ponderosa Park is on the auction block
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Stories published March 20, 2012

Attys. McNally dine at White House tonight

March 20th, 2012 at 11:28 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 10:48 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 10:14 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 07:42 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 03:18 PM

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

Strong, long 7.6 quake shakes Mexico City

March 20th, 2012 at 02:45 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 02:36 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 02:12 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 01:42 PM

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

Girard, MetroPlex water bill battle escalates

March 20th, 2012 at 01:39 PM

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

Lawyer: Slain teen’s girlfriend heard altercation

March 20th, 2012 at 01:21 PM

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

Insanity defense planned in Vegas ‘demon’ slayings

March 20th, 2012 at 01:09 PM

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

Mo. mother suspected in child deaths was depressed

March 20th, 2012 at 12:36 PM

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

Feds to investigate fatal shooting of Fla. teen

March 20th, 2012 at 12:12 PM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 10:12 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Police probe shooting death of 14-year-old 

REUNIONS

March 20th, 2012 at 05:03 AM

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

Students benefit from Rotary project

March 20th, 2012 at 05:01 AM

 

Kids get ‘cool’ at The Ice Zone

March 20th, 2012 at 04:59 AM

 

Local garden club is marking 85 years

March 20th, 2012 at 04:58 AM

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

Thompson’s best leads Cavs past Nets

March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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

Gomez strong again in victory over Dodgers

March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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

Jacubec named all-state 1st team

March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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

Peyton’s Place? In Denver

March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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

MetroPlex now faces water, tax disputes

March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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. 

Probe continues into Boardman fire

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

Occupy group can protest, not camp

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

Campbell company to expand

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

Patriot slams limits in new EPA permit

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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. 

Improvements, construction on horizon for YSU

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

Milton man, 39, charged in rapes

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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

New traffic patterns

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Put brakes on fracking now

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

newsmakers

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

District to demolish old school

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Incident at Rulli Bros. is classified as an abduction

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Wendy’s dethrones Burger King

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Park director impresses council

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

POLICE CALLS

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

courts

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Soldier remembers little, lawyer says

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Dash attendance triples; only 1 arrest

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

nhl roundup | Monday’s games

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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?

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Niles woman faces soliciting charge

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Violence, tourism are up in Mexico

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Agenda Wednesday

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Woman threatens to kill kids

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

bridge

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

bridge East-West vulnerable. West deals. NORTH xK 6 3 2 uA 3 vK Q wA 9 5 4 2 WEST EAST 

Weather Channel changes forecast

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Polychem cited for safety, health violations

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

‘THE FOREIGNER’ Comedy at Vic hits all marks

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Apple’s new direction

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Protecting the Chisholm Trail

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Chaplain’s prayers published

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Clashes rock Syrian capital

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Illinois showdown

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Former music mecca Ponderosa Park is on the auction block

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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. 

Work session canceled

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Obama, Romney ignore health care

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

LOTTERies

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Birthdays

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

CENTER OF MADNESS

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Couple dines at White House

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

oddly enough

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Assad still strong in Syria

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Pennsylvania wins contest for major Shell investment

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Years Ago

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Ohio gas prices fall

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Romney’s ‘inevitability’ is troubling

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

Births

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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

A doggone story

March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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


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