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At 1st press conference, Obama blasts GOP leaders, defends Rice, details priorities

Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous criticism at his United Nations ambassador instead of confronting him directly over a deadly attack on Americans in Libya.


Medicare recipients should review their plan with free counselor before Dec. 7

One woman sought help with Medicare open enrollment and will save more than $1,000 next year in prescription-drug costs.


Proposed Campbell plant would clean, recycle fracking fluid, resell water

A company that wants to build a water remediation plant in the brownfields along the Mahoning River sees itself as a solution, not an addition, to shale-drilling concerns.


Knife attack by tail-gaters at Boardman restaurant averted by handgun

A man told police three men who tail-gated him then threatened him with a knife ran when they saw he had a handgun in his car.


Golden Gate suicide jumper relates tale he lived to tell

When Kevin Hines was an infant, the groundwork already had been laid for him to eventually jump 220 feet from a famous bridge, enter the water at 75 mph and be sucked 70 feet to 80 feet under the surface – yet realize he was a survivor.


Teacher sues Calif. district over breastfeeding

Teacher sues Calif. district over breastfeeding CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — A former California school


Puerto Rican nationalist gets 5 years for robbery

Puerto Rican nationalist gets 5 years for robbery HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Puerto Rican


Feds: Lack of sea ice changes walrus behavior

Feds: Lack of sea ice changes walrus behavior ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal scientists say a


Air Force scandal prompts changes at training base

Air Force scandal prompts changes at training base AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is


Ohio illnesses due to meningitis outbreak back up to 16

Ohio illnesses due to meningitis outbreak back up to 16


Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam

Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A former comptroller


Food, clothing giveaway Thursday in Youngstown

Food, clothing giveaway Thursday in Youngstown


Hispanic Veterans Appreciation dinner is Saturday in Youngstown

Hispanic Veterans Appreciation dinner is Saturday in Youngstown


Downtown icon Youngstown Club to close after New Year’s Eve

Downtown icon Youngstown Club to close after New Year’s Eve Officials at The Youngstown Club, a


Mayo: Jackson continues medical treatments

Mayo: Jackson continues medical treatments CHICAGO (AP) — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. remains


Interior secretary regrets threatening reporter

Interior secretary regrets threatening reporter COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary


Sentence wraps up for Ohio woman with ‘idiot’ sign

Sentence wraps up for Ohio woman with ‘idiot’ sign CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman ordered to stand at


Bar association supports downsizing Youngstown court

Bar association supports downsizing Youngstown court YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning County Bar


RI man accused of shooting neighbor with flare gun

RI man accused of shooting neighbor with flare gun PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is


Punishment phase of day care fire trial to resume

Punishment phase of day care fire trial to resume HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of murder


Company will manufacture oil and gas production equipment in Youngstown

Company will manufacture oil and gas production equipment in Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN A Houston


Texas judge in beating video returns to bench

Texas judge in beating video returns to bench ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — The Texas judge seen beating


Detroit connection leads to second arrest in Warren gun battle

Detroit connection leads to second arrest in Warren shootout WARREN For the first time


Israeli airstrike kills Hamas militant chief

Israeli airstrike kills Hamas militant chief GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas officials in the


Kids’ mom in Ohio murder-suicide wanted them back

Kids’ mom in Ohio murder-suicide wanted them back TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A coroner’s office in Ohio


Lecture on the war on drugs set for Thursday

Lecture on the war on drugs set for Thursday NILES Patrick Nightingale, a former prosecutor and


Firefighters battle garage fire in Howland

Firefighters battle garage fire in Howland HOWLAND Personnel from several fire departments


Two hurt in motorcycle crash near Warren

Two hurt in motorcycle crash near Warren WARREN TOWNSHIP One of two motorcyclists ejected from


Sebring school board to meet

Sebring school board to meet Sebring The Sebring Local school board will hold a regular meeting


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY Boar’s Head Ladies of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., will serve a chicken


Police: Pa. man shot teen spotting deer

Police: Pa. man shot teen spotting deer UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a man with


Support group meets Thursday

Support group meets Thursday HERMITAGE, PA. Mercer County Lupus Support Group will meet from


Major driller releases e-mails with lawmaker

Major driller releases e-mails with lawmaker PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major natural gas drilling firm


Founder’s John Hancocks on the auction block

Founder’s John Hancocks on the auction block PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A collection of signatures from


Eat'n Park hosts Caring for Kids

BOARDMAN The annual Caring for Kids campaign is in progress at area Eat’n Park restaurants and


Free vision workshop Saturday

Dr. Joseph Pederzolli of EyeCare and Vision Therapy Center, 11995 South Ave., will host a free vision workshop from 9:20 to 10:50 a.m. Saturday.


Liberty in 'good financial straits'

Trustees said they will not make any cuts after the failure of two levies on last week’s ballot.


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Brookfield gets another shot against Norwayne

Brookfield gets another shot against Norwayne

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Sheriff Wellington seeks $4.8M more in 2013 budget

The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office is asking county commissioners for $22.7 million from the general fund for next year.

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Valley-grown Christmas trees head overseas to US troops

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Dozens of Ohio-grown evergreen trees are on their way


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Penguins must win finale to have any playoff hopes

Penguins must win finale to have any playoff hopes

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ helps brighten holidays for elderly

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com BOARDMAN Rita Somich looked forward to conducting Bible studies


YSU women off to best start in 13 seasons

Staff report BUFFALO, N.Y. The Youngstown State women’s basketball team is 2-0 for the first


Lawrence County works out plan to handle shale-site emergencies

By jeanne starmack starmack@vindy.com new castle, pa. Lawrence County has developed an


Marrow, YCS face Mogadore again

By MATTHEW PEASLEE mpeaslee@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Have you seen Brian Marrow recently? You


Poland senior kicker Connor McFadden commits to YSU

Poland senior kicker Connor McFadden verbally commits to Youngstown State By joe Scalzo


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Daylight shootings consume Warren officials

Tuesday was a busy day for police investigators who worked late gathering evidence into the Sunday morning killing of one man and wounding of another in a hail of bullets next to a day-care center and close to a downtown church.

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Intestinal pain hospitalizes Vonn

The four-time World Cup champion skier hasn’t trained since Oct. 27 Associated Press Lindsey


Plea deal in YSU frat house murder surprises victim’s family

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Family members of a 25-year-old


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Traffic fatalities in Trumbull show sharp increase over 2011

Lt. Brian Holt, commander of the Southington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, first announced in July stepped-up efforts to stop dangerous driving behaviors.

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Will Mahoning bar association recommend that courts consolidate?

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning County Bar Association will


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Akiva students learn lessons at OSU'S Lake Erie lab

Maddi Graham, an eighth-grader at Akiva Academy in Youngstown, shows a project book she and her classmates used during a visit last month to the Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.

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McNally to file Mon.

McNally to file Mon. YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County Commissioner John McNally is expected to


Move Over Broadway presents Christmas musical ‘Journeys’

Staff report Youngstown Move Over Broadway Pro- ductions will present the Christmas story


Wedge issues unite Dems

Opinion: Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called “wedge issues,” and they generally


Harvest grateful smiles with Thanksgiving-inspired treats

Family Features With autumn comes cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and the holiday season.


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 319th day of 2012. There are 47 days left in the year.


“whitney” (8 p.m., nbc): The critics hated it and viewers mostly ignored it. Still,

“whitney” (8 p.m., nbc): The critics hated it and viewers mostly ignored it. Still, “Whitney” was


Romney another nice loser

Opinion: Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the


A show-stopping HOLIDAY MEAL that won’t break the bank

Family Features All hosts want to delight guests with delicious meals, espe cially during the


Youngstown Symphony orchestra Classical concert to include guest violinist

Staff report Youngstown Saturday’s concert by the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, under the


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Guy's burgers are not for sissies

After 30 years of traveling the country, getting his name out and finding out how much people like his sauces, Guy opened a carryout restaurant, Guy’s BBQ Carryout, right on the border of Liberty and Youngstown.

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Birthdays

Birthdays Actress Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 84. Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 78. Writer P.J.


BRIDGE

BRIDGE East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH xQ J 10 6 uK Q J 8 vQ J w10 8 5 WEST


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Newton Falls school board, regular meeting at 6 p.m., board room, Junior High


Surviving members of Monkees, including Nesmith, reunite for tour

Staff and wire report The Monkees were dealt a blow earlier this year when the band’s lead singer,


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Hakem K.M. Al Mhairat, 27, of 231 Indianola Road,


Free meal

Free meal Catholic Charities Senior Center, 600 E. 4th St., East Liverpool, free hot meal, 2 to


Danger in paradise

Opinion: Danger in paradise Ever since I moved back to Youngstown in 1998, I have felt like I live in


Turkey-day triumph

Turkey-day triumph Looking for some last-minute tips for turkey day? Ross Morrone will cover all


AT&T investment plan includes Ohio

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN AT&T has announced plans to invest $14


Permitting for wells renewed

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio has begun issuing its first permits for deep injection of


No love between Buckeyes, Badgers

Associated Press columbus It used to be that Ohio State players despised their longtime enemies


Grandmother, uncle plot murder-suicide; 3 kids die

Associated Press TOLEDO Caught up in a family disagreement over who should care for three young


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center David and Angela Roncone, Canfield, boy, Nov. 12. Benjamin


newsmakers

newsmakers NBC’s ‘Today’ show changing leadership NEW YORK NBC is changing the backstage


‘Choo Choo’ fundraiser

‘Choo Choo’ fundraiser POLAND The real-estate agents at Howard Hanna Real Estate office here are


Cereal, youth will be served on track

A recent press release from Richard Childress Racing announced that NASCAR Nationwide Series


Event marks return of ‘Downton’

Staff report KENT Western Reserve PBS will mark the upcoming new season of the hit series


Trumbull judge, others have ‘misgivings’ on plan to combine courts

Staff report CORTLAND Judge Thomas Campbell has responded to Trumbull County commissioners’


Oskar Blues arrives

Oskar Blues arrives Oskar Blues Brewery kicks off the launch of its beer in Ohio with parties all


YSU empties building after spill in lab

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Fire Department responded to a chemical spill at 3:30


Home Savings reports consolidated net loss

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN As expected, the Home Savings and Loan Co.


CCA owner: Let federal judge decide fees

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A private-prison owner wants a federal judge,


OHSAA regional finals | Week 13 pairings

Division I Games scheduled for 7 p.m. (unless noted) on Saturday, Nov. 17 Region 1 4 Mentor


A story of human failure, not a threat to national security

Editorial: Sometimes an affair is just an affair. By saying just, we don’t mean to minimize the pain that


Wal-Mart launches food subscription service

Associated Press NEW YORK Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officially will launch a mail subscription


Petraeus scandal widens

Associated Press WASHINGTON The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ downfall


Child’s family was checked

Associated Press CLEVELAND A couple under investigation in the malnourishing death of their 18


THE 5 || Top streamed tracks on Spotify

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Nov. 5 to Nov. 11 in the


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions6-12-31-46-56 Mega Ball34 Megaplier2


Man recants accusation against Elmo puppeteer

Associated Press NEW YORK A man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him


METRO DIGEST || Struthers man charged

Struthers man charged POLAND Police charged a Struthers man with using a weapon while


Groups speak out on abortion issue, legislation and election

By MARC KOVAC new@vindy.com COLUMBUS Planned Parenthood and groups that oppose GOP-supported


Democrats: Go over ‘fiscal cliff’

Associated Press WASHINGTON Some Democrats are pushing an unorthodox idea for coping with the


Boardman police probe armed robbery

Staff report BOARDMAN Police continue to investigate a Saturday evening armed robbery at Family


Liberty trustees won’t make cuts after 2 levies fail

Staff report LIBERTY Trustees said they will not make any cuts after the failure of two levies


Petraeus’ departure a tragedy for the US

Opinion: By Max Boot Los Angeles Times “The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” it’s often said,


Witnesses differ with US over timing of attack

McClatchy Newspapers BENGHAZI, Libya Witnesses in Benghazi, Libya, provide a chronology for the


US stocks fall in uneven trading; Home Depot soars

Associated Press U.S. stocks closed lower after uneven trading Tuesday as fears about the “fiscal


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Roethlisberger could be out for some time with injury

Ben Roethlisberger left Heinz Field on Monday night with his sprained right shoulder in a sling. When he walks back in ready to play is anybody’s guess.

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Faith group plans event, fracking program

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Faith Communities Together for Frac Awareness will have a public


oddly enough

oddly enough Pennsylvania hunter OK after hanging upside-down in tree BRUSH VALLEY, Pa. A 63


After election, US mulls foreign-policy changes

Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON The Obama administration has begun to reassess its foreign policy on


NHLPA leader optimistic

Associated Press toronto A new NHL labor deal might not be as far off as it seems. Steve Fehr,


Man pleads guilty to bank robberies

Staff report Cleveland A Canton man suspected of robbing a bank in Liberty has pleaded guilty to


What’s the cost of uniformity?

Opinion: What’s the cost of uniformity? Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune: A proposal to create a uniform set of


Varejao’s monster game not enough for Cleveland

Asspcoated Press NEW YORK Deron Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, Joe Johnson scored 25


ANTI-CRIME MEETING

WHAT: Public meeting to discuss crime in Warren. WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday. WHERE: Sunrise Inn


Community thanksgiving dinners When and where

Churches and other area groups are offering free community/Thanksgiving dinners near or on


US younger, but not wiser

Opinion: “The color of the world is changing day by day.” — “Les Miserables,” the musical A look at


Okla. company opens drilling fluids facility

By BURTON SPEAKMAN bspeakman@vindy.com WELLSVILLE An Oklahoma company has opened a drilling


Landowners urged to back incentives, fight severance tax on oil, gas royalties

By BURTON SPEAKMAN bspeakman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A group of current and potential oil and gas


France recognizes new Syrian group

France recognizes new Syrian group BEIRUT France on Tuesday became the first Western country to


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