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Boehner before crowd in Niles: Don’t let Obama destroy drilling

Boehner before crowd in Niles: Don’t let Obama destroy drilling Staff report NILES John

Today marks busiest early-voting day in the Valley

Today marks busiest early-voting day in the Valley Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Today was “without

Ceremony downtown honors Mahoning County’s 100 dead in Vietnam War

Ceremony downtown honors Mahoning County’s 100 dead in Vietnam War By SEAN BARRON

Boy dies in fall, dog mauling at Pittsburgh zoo

Boy dies in fall, dog mauling at Pittsburgh zoo Associated Press PITTSBURGH A young boy

Suspension rates run high in Youngstown, Warren schools

Suspension rates run high in Youngstown, Warren schools Staff report Youngstown Ohio

Frigid conditions aggravate suffering for hundreds of thousands of Sandy victims

Frigid conditions aggravate suffering for hundreds of thousands of Sandy victims Associated Press

Obama, Romney, Biden, Ryan converge on Ohio In final 48 hours

Obama, Romney, Biden, Ryan converge on Ohio In final 48 hours Associated Press CINCINNATI

Keltys celebrate 50th anniversary at family dinner

POLAND Mr. and Mrs. John Kelty of Poland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner

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Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60


55-Plus Club-Mineral Ridge will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church, 3504 Main St.,


WEDNESDAY Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. at Fellows


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, open exercise at


TUESDAY Clotilda Club, an auxiliary of Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at noon at Denny’s in

Butler Institute to host annual arts and crafts show

YOUNGSTOWN The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., will host a preview party for its

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Classes on balance offered in Liberty

Classes on balance offered in Liberty liberty A Matter of Balance, an award-winning program

Pay 1 month, get your license reinstated

The Mahoning County Child Support Enforcement Agency is offering its annual Deals for Your Wheels program for those whose driver’s licenses have been suspended for nonpayment of child support.

Open house for new Mercer Memorial Day 500 organizers

Mark and Linda Brown are retiring as organizers of the Mercer Memorial Day 500, a Memorial Day observance, and are hosting a community open house for the new organizers, Ed and Sharon Dittrich, on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pizza Joe’s, 116 East Venango St.

Train to ID criminal behavior on Ohio highways

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has developed a one-hour training program for the public called Community Shield to help identify possible criminal behavior on Ohio’s roadways and tools for contacting the OSHP by dialing 677.

Hubbard wins another wild one

By STEVE RUMAN NILES Valley residents on Saturday evening set their clocks

Mahoning Valley officials expect turnout at 2008 levels

By DAVID SKOLNICK YOUNGSTOWN Election officials in Mahoning and Trumbull

Canfield dream season ends

By Brandon Judeh Stow Canfield seniors Sabrina Mangapora and Nicole Luklan

Poll: Racial attitudes have not improved in U.S.

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the

Crestview survives St. Thomas shootout

By TOM WILLIAMS COLUMBIANA In a game loaded with long runs and huge

3-year degree programs available at YSU, other state universities

By DENISE DICK Youngstown The availability of three-year degrees at

Penguins find a way against wily Coyotes

By JOE SCALZO YOUNGSTOWN If you’re looking for metaphors for Youngstown

Some say leasing deal at Warren's Avalon was rushed

By ED RUNYAN WARREN While community members in Youngstown have hotly debated

Rev. Lonnie Simon, marched with MLK, laid to rest

By SEAN BARRON YOUNGSTOWN James Locker moved to Youngstown in 1970 after

Fitch stays close, but Ignatius too much

By Marty Gitlin PARMA The goal of any football coach is to call a pass when

Youngstown Model Railroad Assoc. hosts annual open house

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN AUSTINTOWN Charlie Wood was 4 when he got his first

Poland rolls over Dukes

By MATTHEW PEASLEE UNIONTOWN It wasn’t just a week of redemption for the

Jump Start day-care center closes

By Ashley Luthern YOUNGSTOWN It took more than three years, but a child-

Youngstown native Ron Daniels to participate in Black World Conference

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A Youngstown native is involved in the State of the Black World

Economists answer: Should we really be better off already?

Peppe Smith, owner of Camelot Lanes in Boardman, says she sees positive signs all around the Youngstown community. “I cannot deny that I am better off than I was four years ago," she declares, but adds: “I do not attribute that to the president.”

Mahoning Valley races overshadowed by presidential election

By DAVID SKOLNICK YOUNGSTOWN While there’s a full ballot, Mahoning Valley

Steelers, Giants mirror each other

Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants are two of

No. 2 Oregon piles up points against USC

Associated Press LOS ANGELES Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five


BRIDGE Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x7 2 uA J 9 5 vQ 10 9 8 w4 3 2 WEST EAST

Late 3 lifts Bucks past Cavs

Associated Press MILWAUKEE Brandon Jennings hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Milwaukee

Son shoots Dad

Son shoots Dad BOARDMAN A Boardman man was apparently accidently shot in the upper thigh

WGH can’t stop Mentor

By ED PUSKAS MENTOR Warren Harding’s game plan against a prolific Mentor


newsmakers Katy Perry wears ‘Forward’ dress MILWAUKEE Pop star Katy Perry sported a skin-tight


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Joseph and Erica Winner Saucemann, Youngstown, girl, Nov.

HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley, engaging volunteers to improve civic health and social

HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley, engaging volunteers to improve civic health and social

Navy removes ship’s top command after boozy visit to Russian port

Associated Press SAN DIEGO The commander and top officers of a San Diego- based Navy frigate

Despite fast start, Phantoms tumble

Staff report GREEN BAY, WIS. One of the quickest goals in Youngstown Phantoms history was not

METRO DIGEST || Turkey trot this morning

Turkey trot today YOUNGSTOWN Area residents are invited to bring their leashed dogs and meet at

Irish top the Pirates in Division V

By John Bassetti SUGARCREEK In the land of cheese and churches, cornfields

McDonald 2nd at state meet

By Eric Mauk Kirkersville Sometimes in sports, all you can do is all you can

New banking rules pose threat to recovery

By JAMISON COCKLIN YOUNGSTOWN The new rules and regulations, passed in

3rd-party hopefuls in lonely quest

Associated Press HENRICO, Va. The lone Virgil Goode campaign sign on a stretch of Virginia road

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Youngstown Board of Health, 8 a.m., conference room, 345 Oak Hill Ave., Suite 200.


MILESTONES SCOUTS Eagle Scout Michael P. Hritz, son of Michael and Suzanne Hritz of Salem, has

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 9

Much at stake at polls

Associated Press WASHINGTON The White House, the Senate, the tea-party revolution in the House


birthdays Actress Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 82. Actress Loretta Swit

Browns showing some swagger

By Nate Ulrich Akron Beacon Journal Jimmy Haslam exudes confidence, and the Browns are mimicking

Hyde’s 3 TDs help Buckeyes roll

Associated Press COLUMBUS Now Urban Meyer has some time to prepare an unbeaten yet flawed Ohio

Nittany Lions continue successful year, top PU

Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. With little more to play for than pride, Penn State

Notre Dame survives major scare from Pitt

Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. Down 20-6 in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame was going to need


aftermath State-by-state The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the

Baffert beat again in Breeders Cup

Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. Bob Baffert got beat again in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup

Dangling crane boom tethered

Associated Press NEW YORK New York City’s mayor says the dangling boom of a midtown Manhattan

Great Clips offers free service to military

Great Clips offers free service to military youngstown For the second year, the Great Clips

Free phone calls

Free phone calls For your soldier VFW Operation Uplink operates a Free Calls Days program, which

Area running calendar

NOVEMBER Saturday — J.J. Patsey Memorial 5K at Lisbon Junior-Senior High School. Call 330-619-5388

Chilling rod

Chilling rod You don’t need an ice bucket to keep wine chilled outside the refrigerator. The

LOS ANGELES TIMES BEST-SELLERS For the week ending Oct. 27

HARDCOVER Fiction 1. “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown) 2. “Gone Girl” by

record reviews

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Album: “Psychedelic Pill” (Reprise) Grade: A Neil Young is in a

‘Annie’ reunites original cast

IF YOU GO What: “Annie, the Musical” Where: Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown

Pop culture Q&A

Pop culture Q&A By Rich Heldenfels Q. I would like to know where I can find “Walking Tall” DVDs

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 25.28 —.42 Avalon

Changing politics as we know it

Opinion: Changing politics as we know it When are the politicians going to shut up and get back to doing

A new lease

By JAMISON COCKLIN YOUNGSTOWN Palmantier’s Motel sits on a rural patch

Barry Levinson, director of such modern American classics as “Diner,” “The

Barry Levinson, director of such modern American classics as “Diner,” “The Natural” and “Rain Man,”


banking Huntington Bancshares Inc. promoted Sam Huston to senior vice president, business banking

Author will discuss brain fitness program

Author will discuss brain fitness program newton falls Patrick Hartory, national speaker and


Opinion: GENERAL ELECTION Candidates, issues An * denotes the incumbent. An X denotes Vindicator

Powerline adapters connect devices to Net

Q. We want to connect a Blu-ray player to the Internet to stream Netflix and thought we could use

Meeting of the minds needed to ease port authority tension

Editorial: With all that’s going on in the Mahoning Valley on the economic development front, the controversy

Positively negative

Editorial: Positively negative By now, it must seem like you’ve seen a million TV ads for or against

Ask Mr. Know It All

Q. Between 1959 and 1963, I served aboard four U.S. naval ships. Could you please tell me their

Romney’s support of SB5 clear

Opinion: An astute newspaper reader — what other kind is there? — reacted to last week’s column about labor

SOCIAL MEDIA Smaller companies find a need to connect

Los Angeles Times It started with an injured rescue dog, $125 in cash and an old silk-screen

Years Ago

Today is Sunday, Nov. 4, the 309th day of 2012. There are 57 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


First-3rd winners Boardman — Lucky Strikers Fred Dabelstein, Don Kane & Al Mickel in Independent

Question is staple of every election

By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer It’s a staple of every presidential election, a single

Lights in Manhattan; misery in outer areas

Associated Press NEW YORK The lights were back on Saturday in lower Manhattan, prompting screams

Buying a leaf blower? Put power before pizzazz

Tired of raking? Consumer Reports recently found gas leaf blowers that vacuum with the flick of a

Heartwarming ‘Life’ at TNT is wonderful

By Stephanie Ottey Niles Everyone agrees that there’s something

Keselowski doesn’t want to waste Cup title chance

Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas Brad Keselowski was teammates with Jimmie Johnson for a

Canfield’s state dreams come up short to Walsh

By GREG GULAS BRECKSVILLE The Walsh Jesuit High girls soccer program has five

Restoring soles & souls

Opinion: Worn, blemished, scuffed and scraped. Shoes bear the burden of our life’s feats and feet. But

‘Seal Team Six’ arrives on time

By David Hiltbrand The Philadelphia Inquirer Who would have ever thought that revenge would be a

Nanny charged with murder

Nanny charged with murder NEW YORK The nanny who police say stabbed to death two children in her


ARMED FORCES VETERANS Reunion planned YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown State University Veterans

Amid bumper crop may be a welcome PB&J break

Associated Press ATLANTA Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter,