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ELECTION UPDATE | Obama win expected #vindyvote

President Barack Obama took command of the fierce race for the White House Tuesday night, capturing battleground Ohio from Mitt Romney and edging ahead in other pivotal states despite a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.


ELECTION UPDATE | President Obama projected to win #VindyVote

ELECTION UPDATE | President Obama projected to win #VindyVotes


ELECTION UPDATE | Dems expected to retain Senate #vindyvote

Democrats closed in on keeping their majority in the Senate, swiping Republican-held Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts on Tuesday and keeping a once vulnerable seat in Missouri.


ELECTION UPDATE | GOP to retain control of House #vindyvote

Republicans drove toward renewed control of the House on Tuesday as Democrats failed to make any significant inroads into the GOP's delegations from the East, South and Midwest.


ELECTION UPDATE | Romney takes N.C., Ariz., Idaho #vindyvote

Mitt Romney is the winner in North Carolina, where both campaigns had worked to wrap up the state's 15 electoral votes.


ELECTION UPDATE | Obama takes N.H., Pa., Mass., Mich. #vindyvote

President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground states in a close election shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.


ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Polivka looks forward to third term #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Polivka looks forward to third term #vindyvote WARREN At 49, Dan


ELECTION UPDATE | U.S.: McCaskill defeats Akin in Mo. #vindyvote

Sen. Claire McCaskill has won re-election in Missouri, holding off Rep. Todd Akin who came under fire for saying women had ways of preventing pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape."


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: New Middletown issues winning easily #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: New Middletown issues winning easily #vindyvote With 263 of 273


ELECTION UPDATE| State: Rep. Johnson headed to re-election #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| State: Rep. Johnson headed to re-election #vindyvote The Vindicator is calling


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Campbell tax issue headed toward victory #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Campbell tax issue headed toward victory #vindyvote With 263 of


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: School issues show mixed results #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: School issues show mixed results #vindyvote With 263 of 273


ELECTION UPDATE | MAHONING: Obama maintains lead over Romney #VindyVotes

ELECTION UPDATE | MAHONING: Obama maintains lead over Romney #VindyVotes


ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Halfway there as numbers roll in #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Halfway there as numbers roll in #vindyvote There are 210 precincts in


ELECTION UPDATE | Mahoning County: Gerberry, Ditzler winning big #vindy.vote

ELECTION UPDATE | Mahoning County: Gerberry, Ditzler winning big #vindy.vote YOUNGSTOWN — State


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Youngstown school levy winning easily #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Youngstown school levy winning easily #vindyvote With 183 of 273


ELECTION UPDATE| Ohio: Rep. Ryan, Sen. Brown declared winners #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Ohio: Rep. Ryan, Sen. Brown declared winners #vindyvote YOUNGSTOWN — The


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Jackson Milton school issues losing #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Jackson Milton school issues losing #vindyvote With 71 precincts


ELECTION UPDATE | COLUMBIANA: Weigle, Hoppel lead for commissioner #vindyvote

Weigle, Hoppel lead for Columbiana County commissioner


ELECTION UPDATE | MAHONING: Boardman levy supporters claim victory #VindyVotes

ELECTION UPDATE | MAHONING: Boardman levy supporters claim victory #VindyVotesThe Boardman Friends of Boardman supporters school levie have declared victory believing they will take 53 percent of the vote.


ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Fairhaven levy is passing soundly #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Fairhaven levy is passing soundly #vindyvote The Trumbull County-wide


ELECTION UPDATE | COLUMBIANA: Bolon leads for treasurer's seat #vindyvote

Bolon leads for treasurer's seat


ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Early votes to Obama, Brown, Harwood #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | TRUMBULL Early votes to Obama, Brown, Harwood #vindyvote WARREN Early votes


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Mixed results for South Range, Springfield school issues #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Mixed results for South Range, Springfield school issues


ELECTION UPDATE | OHIO: O'Neill, O'Donnell, Kennedy lead in Supreme Court race #vindyvote

O'Neill, O'Donnell, Kennedy lead in Ohio Supreme Court race


ELECTION UPDATE | COLUMBIANA: Romney has slight lead over Obama #vindyvote

Romney has slight lead over Obama in Columbiana County


ELECTION UPDATE | OHIO: Brown increases lead over Mandel #vindyvote

Election update: Brown increase lead over Mandel


ELECTION UPDATE | Mahoning County: Youngstown school levy ahead in early voting #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | Mahoning County: Youngstown school levy ahead in early voting #vindyvote Among


ELECTION UPDATE | US: Romney takes Ind., Obama, Mass., D.C #vindyvote

Mitt Romney has won in Indiana, a state won by President Barack Obama four years ago.


ELECTION UPDATE | COLUMBIANA: Sheriff Stone has early lead #vindyvote

Sheriff Stone has early lead


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Hanni leading in court race #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Hanni leading in court race #vindyvote In the race for a seat on


ELECTION UPDATE | COLUMBIANA: Hoppel has early lead for commisisoner #vindyvote

Hoppel has early lead for commissioner


ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Obama leading Romney in early returns #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE| Mahoning County: Obama leading Romney in early returns #vindyvote In early


ELECTION UPDATE | COLUMBIANA: Early lead for Weigle for commissioner #vindyvote

Early lead for Weigle for commissioner


ELECTION UPDATE | Mahoning County: School issues losing early, other issues winning #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | Mahoning County: School issues losing early, other issues winning #vindyvote


ELECTION UPDATE | Ohio issues losing in early results #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | Ohio issues losing in early results


ELECTION UPDATE | MAHONING: Obama leads Romney in early voting #VindyVotes

ELECTION UPDATE | MAHONING: Obama leads Romney in early voting #VindyVotes


ELECTION UPDATE | OHIO: Brown has early lead in U.S. Senate race #vindyvote

ELECTION UPDATE | Brown has early lead in U.S. Senate race


LOUIE LIVE| In the newsroom tonight #vindyvote

Call Louie B. Free, Vindy.com's news radio partner tonight in the Vindy newsroom at 330-333-4454.


Downtown streets closed Wednesday until Nov. 14

Downtown streets closed Wednesday until Nov. 14


Quirky voting problems today in Pa., Fla., Ohio #vindyvote

Sporadic problems were reported Tuesday at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors over access to some polls and a voting machine that lit up for Republican Mitt Romney even when a voter pressed the button for President Barack Obama.


Quinn Frease, Brent Cross to wed in 2013

Deborah Frease of Poland and William Frease of Youngstown are announcing the engagement of their

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Zunic-Smith nuptials will be in July 2013

Lawrence and Nancy Zunic of Canfield are announcing the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kelly Zunic, and Jason Smith, both of Medina.

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Boardman man guilty in accidental shooting

Boardman man guilty in accidental shooting


UPDATED | Heavy turnout reported as Election Day continues #VindyVote

In Canfield, backups of 30 to 40 minutes were reported at the Mill Creek Metro Parks location.


Battle in Philly today over minority voting inspectors #vindyvote

Authorities in Philadelphia say a judge has issued a court order allowing all certified minority inspectors into Philadelphia polling places.


Ohioans get final say after intense campaigns #vindyvote

After a months-long barrage of campaign commercials and candidate speeches, voters in Ohio are finally answering all the appeals for their support.


V&M produces first pipe at Youngstown mill

V&M produces first pipe at Youngstown mill


REUNIONS

Chaney High School Class of 1959 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s in


Lauren N. Susany | Ronald V. Gerberry Jr.

LOWELLVILLE Lauren N. Susany of Lowellville and Ronald V. Gerberry Jr. of Austintown exchanged

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Sarah Sudano | Jay Pichitino

folly beach, s.c. Sarah Sudano and Jay Pichitino exchanged marriage vows during a sunset ceremony

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Sara Shields | Tom Platz II

BANNER ELK, N.C. Sara Shields and Tom Platz II, both of Charlotte, N.C., exchanged marriage vows

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Renee Kirby | Benjamin Swallow

YOUNGSTOWN Trinity United Methodist Church provided the setting for the May 19 wedding of Renee

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Kristine M. Phillips | Andrew P. Holland

RED CLIFF, COLO. Mount of the Holy Cross overlook at Shrine Pass was the setting for the Oct. 13

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Janeace Brooke | Connor McCluskey

POLAND Janeace Brooke of Poland and Connor McCluskey of Akron were united in marriage during a

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Masons award pin to 60-year member

Masons award pin to 60-year member YOUNGSTOWN At its annual awards night Oct. 24, Youngstown

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Final push for the presidency

By David Skolnick skolnick@vindy.com VIENNA Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, made a final pitch to the Democratic- dominated Mahoning Valley to vote today for him and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.


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Obama rocks with Springsteen in Columbus, hoping for encore

Bruce Springsteen is pretty confident he knows the results of today’s presidential election.

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Record numbers in Valley opt to cast early ballots

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning Valley voters cast early ballots in record numbers before Election Day today.


Ohio voters can expect to see ‘poll observers’

By SHEE WAI WONG and KELSEY MISBRENER TheNewsOutlet.org If you are planning to vote today, don’t forget your driver’s license because someone will be watching.


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Romping no more

The Crestview High football team concluded the regular season with nine consecutive romps, winning four of them by more than 50 points.

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Steelers’ patience paying off after slow start

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Isaac Redman was talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ convincing 24-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants.


WIN WITH DINNER

By LINDA M. LINONIS linonis@vindy.com Customers can elect to eat in or drive through for Election Day meals being served by area churches.


Local efforts in motion to help victims

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN Local efforts to help victims of superstorm Sandy are under way, and Mahoning Valley residents have several ways to provide assistance.


King takes charge of AAC

By Greg Gulas sports@vindy.com BOARDMAN First-year commissioners tend to hit the ground running, hoping that things slow down just enough so that they can catch their breath between seasons.


Buckeyes get break before final 2 games

Associated Press COLUMBUS Most will rest. Some will try to heal. Others will try to catch up on classwork or a personal life.


Man to face charges for shooting dad

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com BOARDMAN A 24-year-old Boardman man will appear in Mahoning County Area Court today to face a misdemeanor negligent assault charge after accidentally shooting his 51-year-old father in the leg Saturday night.


Cleanup at business will begin soon

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com BOARDMAN Danny DiBacco II stood in the business he co-owns Monday and surveyed the damage.


Boxer Koranicki won 27 bouts

By John Bassetti bassetti@vindy.com On Wednesday at 2 p.m., a service will be held at Calvary Cemetery Chapel for former heavyweight fighter Mike Koranicki.


COLA formula hurts little guy

Opinion: COLA formula hurts little guy The procedure for for al- loting the “Cost of Living” is very


birthdays

birthdays Director Mike Nichols is 81. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 80. Singer Eugene Pitt


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Lisa Diana, Youngstown, girl, Nov. 4. Domonic Davis and


Finding the teachers we need

Opinion: By Charles Chieppo Hechinger Report The Obama administration’s Race to the Top Fund, which was


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Both vulnerable. West deals. NORTH xQ J 2 u9 3 vA 10 8 3 wA 6 4 2 WEST EAST


Surplus food

Surplus food People’s Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman St., Youngstown. Food, 11 a.m.


Inhumane hoarding

Opinion: By Paula Moore People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals I recently attended an estate sale at


Parachuting incident

Parachuting incident BOARDMAN Police are investigating an incident of criminal trespass when


newsmakers

newsmakers MTV to air fundraiser for devastated shore NEW YORK MTV, home of the “Jersey Shore”


VOTING HOURS

VOTING HOURS Ohio and Pennsylvania Voting at polling locations in Ohio is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Ray A. Tritt, 53, of 1818 Pointview Ave., Youngstown,


Board considers action against division head

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown City District Board of Health


Court rejects man’s request

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN The 11th District Court of Appeals has rejected a request


Today is Election Day, so let’s look back at five of TV’s most memorable (fictitious)

Today is Election Day, so let’s look back at five of TV’s most memorable (fictitious) political


Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm, the question is ... Who will direct the next ‘Star Wars’?

By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic LOS ANGELES It’s the question we’ve all been pondering from


ON THE WATCH | Valley observers

Following is the list of approved poll observers in Mahoning County and the authority that appointed


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown City Council, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, city h all. Finance


Price of gasoline falls in US

Associated Press NEW YORK Drivers in the New York area soon may get relief from long lines and


oddly enough

oddly enough California restaurant acknowledges roach infestation MILL VALLEY, Calif. A


Correction

Editorial: Correction Endorsement mark was error The Vindicator endorsed Democrat Charlie Wilson in his


Alabama has little time to celebrate

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Nick Saban doesn’t waive his 24-hour celebration rule even


Many voters are dedicated, despite 1-in-million odds

Associated Press WASHINGTON There’s always grousing about the many people who don’t bother to


Woeful Chiefs make changes

Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel relieved himself of duties as


Trumbull County government will pay for ex-engineer’s sins

Editorial: If you wonder why public officials are held in such low esteem by the citizenry, just look at what


Prosecutor: Soldier had blood of victims on him

Associated Press JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. A caped figure captured on surveillance video


GM gets new credit lines totaling $11B

Associated Press DETROIT General Motors says it has received $11 billion in credit lines from


ValleyCare CEO to resign at end of year

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, which operates and oversees three


Panel: Mark Hanni violated judicial campaign rules

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Mark Hanni, Judge Mary DeGenaro’s judicial opponent, violated judicial


Storm could lead to increased auto sales, industry website says

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Once life returns to normal for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the


Shurmur’s new role: Monday quarterback

Associated Press BEREA Browns coach Pat Shurmur slipped into his chair behind the microphone.


Man pleads guilty

Man pleads guilty WARREN One of two men charged with pretending to be interested in buying a


Closing 19 laps earn Chase distinction

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch on one late restart, and


Poll challenges, phony calls could mar vote

Associated Press WASHINGTON Persistent reports of robocalls incorrectly telling voters they can


Close call at Notre Dame has Panthers recovering

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Joe Trebitz needed to turn the TV off and forget about football for


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 25.64 .36 Avalon


Jury awards woman $42.8M in civil suit

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A jury awarded a Boardman woman $42.8


Climate numbers tell a story

Opinion: Climate numbers tell a story Toledo Blade: The first nine months of 2012 were the warmest on


Men remain in jail on $150K bonds

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Two men charged with multiple felonies in


Brees, Robinson power Saints win

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record


Pagano inspires shocking Colts

We can quantify most of the things a football coach does to help his team win games. Count the


East Side store turns back the clock to 2009, offers gas for $1.84 a gallon

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com y0ungstown Remember when gas was $1.84 a gallon? For


Aldon Smith explains visit

Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that


Man detained for giving cops false ID

Staff report WARREN Two men carrying more than $12,000 were stopped for speeding Friday


Seats getting hot for coaches, GMs

Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. Titans owner Bud Adams laid down the challenge to his


Palestinians, rebels fight in Syrian war

Associated Press BEIRUT New chaos engulfed Syria’s civil war Monday as Palestinian supporters


Looking for housing for Sandy’s victims

Associated Press NEW YORK Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis


And the winner is: gridlock

Opinion: After a year of campaign sound and fury, we’re about to hold an election that will probably fail to


Book takes look at pets in the White House

By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press President George H.W. Bush had a problem so important he sent


Sentencing delayed in Craigslist plot

Sentencing delayed in Craigslist plot AKRON With a possible deal for leniency in the works,


OSHA action upheld

OSHA action upheld campbell An Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission citation against


PSU president: School is better a year later

Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Penn State has been strengthened by improvements to


NHL, union to return to bargaining table

Associated Press NEW YORK The NHL and the players’ association stuck to their word and made


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 311th day of 2012. There are 55 days left in the year. This is


Music delivers political message

By Mark Caro Chicago Tribune The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up


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