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Poland residents air concerns at landfill hearing tonight

No one at a public hearing this evening opposed expansion of the Carbon Limestone Landfill, but several people raised concerns about a horizontal-drilling permit issued for the property.


Meridian expansion provides childcare space for addicts in treatment

Parents struggling with addiction no longer have to find sitters for their children — or have their children sit in — while they get treatment at Meridian Community Care.


Former teammate's tribute: So many wanted to be Darius Patton

“Everyone in Poland looked up to him,” Poland High graduate Colin Reardon said of his former teammate Darius Patton. “He was that person you would go to watch, to see him make plays.


Ursuline sisters meet with parents about proposed apartments at Motherhouse

Work is under way on moderate-income senior apartments at the Ursuline Center on Shields Road.


Ohio elections chief appeals judge's ballot order

Ohio elections chief appeals judge's ballot order


Mahoning Valley police departments garner community-safety honors

Mahoning Valley police departments garner community-safety honors


Judge rejects condemned Ohio inmate's appeal

Judge rejects condemned Ohio inmate's appeal


Priest in Ohio-based order faces abuse indictment

Priest in Ohio-based order faces abuse indictment


Consumer group wants questions answered on Ohio Turnpike

Consumer group wants questions answered on Ohio Turnpike


Some employers shifting health insurance decision to workers

For some American workers, picking the right health insurance is becoming more like hunting for the perfect business suit: It takes some shopping around to find a good fit and avoid sticker shock.


Panetta calls for ethics training review in wake of Petraeus/Allen scandal

Top national security officials trudged to Capitol Hill on Thursday to grapple with fallout from the David Petraeus sex scandal as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asked service chiefs to review ethics training for military officers. He said he was unaware of any other top brass who could turn out to be ensnared in the debacle.


Israeli-Hamas hostilities playing out on social media too

The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media.


Church attendance is part of probation for teen convicted of manslaughter in DUI crash

Church attendance is part of probation for teen convicted of manslaughter in DUI crash MUSKOGEE,


State Route 5 eastbound ramp closed to US Route 422 in Warren

State Route 5 eastbound ramp closed to US Route 422 in Warren


Winning lottery ticket found when Illinois man decides to clean up his desk

Winning lottery ticket found when Illinois man decides to clean up his desk CHICAGO - A retired


Utah city settles with man who flipped off officer

Utah city settles with man who flipped off officer OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah city has reached a


Ohio defendant not ready to give up marijuana

Ohio defendant not ready to give up marijuana


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting


Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama got his


Former Poland football star Darius Patton found dead

Former Poland football star Darius Patton found dead


Investigation work at Indiana blast area nears end

Investigation work at Indiana blast area nears end INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators hope to wrap


Appeals court confirms collar bomb sentence

Appeals court confirms collar bomb sentence ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld


Atheist group sues over what it calls religious electioneering

Atheist group sues over what it calls religious electioneering MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal


BP to pay $4.5 billion in oil spill settlement

BP to pay $4.5 billion in oil spill settlement NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP said today that it will pay


Legislation introduced to ban Internet gaming cafes in Ohio

Legislation introduced to ban Internet gaming cafes in Ohio


Baby boy born on Pa. Turnkpike during rush hour

Baby boy born on Pa. Turnpike during rush hour


Man accused in Patz case makes court appearance

Man accused in Patz case makes court appearance NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a man charged with


‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Luke Skywalker and


Plea deal made in fatal accident

Plea deal made in fatal accident YOUNGSTOWN A 22-year-old city woman will be back in Mahoning


Cops: Teens got lap dances at party for NY boy, 16

Cops: Teens got lap dances at party for NY boy, 16 SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are


BP to pay US billions for Gulf spill

BP to pay US billions for Gulf spill NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says oil


US stock futures mixed on retailer earnings

US stock futures mixed on retailer earnings NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures were mixed today as a


Police: RI man’s fake $100 bills had wrong face

Police: RI man’s fake $100 bills had wrong face ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man police


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

Matthew and Kimberly (Morrison) Speece of Solon, Ohio, are announcing the birth of their first


Ruritans announce baking contest winners

BERLIN CENTER Berlin-Ellsworth Ruritan announced the blue ribbon winners of its baking contest

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Man sentenced to death in teen dismemberment

Man sentenced to death in teen dismemberment WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been


Flight returns to Pa. airport after gear problem

Flight returns to Pa. airport after gear problem STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Airport officials say


Girl describes hearing parents fatally shot

Girl describes hearing parents fatally shot BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A teenage girl described


Thanksgiving dinner set for Saturday

Thanksgiving dinner set for Saturday YOUNGSTOWN McGuffey Road Church of Christ, 1101 Miami St.,


Bill to restrict puppy mills, license breeders, retailers passes Ohio house

Legislation requiring licensing and inspections of large-scale dog breeders passed the Ohio House on Wednesday and likely is heading toward Gov. John Kasich’s desk.


Geauga-Trumbull district's “Let Us Catch You Recycling Campaign” today

To celebrate America Recycles Day today, the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District will have its annual “Let Us Catch You Recycling Campaign.”


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Quinlans help Brookfield’s offense, defense click

Twins are a beautiful thing, even when the parents don’t get much sleep for the first year or so.

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Natural-gas industry interested in GeoVolt

Although it’s still in the testing phase, a product designed to use the pressure from natural-gas wells to generate electricity already is drawing interest.

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Kirtland, Ursuline worth hype

Irish beat Hornets in 2008 and 2010 playoffs By Matthew Peaslee mpeaslee@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN

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Company wants Campbell site to clean, recycle fracking fluid

By JEANNE STARMACK starmack@vindy.com CAMPBELL A company that wants to build a water-


Mahoning Bar: Two judges enough

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The presiding and administrative judge of


Slocum: YSU needs to keep taste for wins

By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.com Younstown If you ask Youngstown State basketball coach Jerry


Cuyahoga executive: Kasich hostile, abrasive, devastating

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a potential 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, criticized Republican Gov. John Kasich for being “hostile” and “absolutely devastating” to local governments.


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Golden Gate suicide survivor speaks at Boardman workshop

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.

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Brookfield two-way lineman, teammates take on Norwayne again

Brookfield two-way lineman, teammates take on Norwayne again By John Bassetti


Bill to restrict puppy-mills passes Ohio House

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Legislation requiring licensing and inspections of


On point: YSU addresses need with Texas guard

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN With senior Blake Allen graduating, Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum


Victim Marco Duke's family: 'All we want is justice'

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN Police acknowledge that Sunday’s killing of Marco Dukes,


Dickey, Price win Cy Young Awards for 2012

Tennessee pride: Former Vol, Commodore capture honors Associated Press MIAMI David Price of


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Ursuline students appeal for safety

Some Ursuline High School sophomores want drivers traveling past the school to slow down and pay attention.

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Quarter of Youngstown's students attend charter school

By DENISE DICK denise_dick@vindy.com Youngstown A quarter of the students living within the


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Doors to close on Youngstown tradition

In its 110 years of operation, the Youngstown Club has played host to secretaries of state, mayors and steel barons, and evolved from an exclusive, private men-only club to a public, all-inclusive restaurant and banquet hall, but waning revenue is forcing the downtown icon to close at year's end.

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Driver says threatened by 3 tail-gaters at Boardman restaurant

Staff report BOARDMAN A man told police three men who tail-gated him then threatened him with a


Synthetic drugs still a problem

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS State lawmakers thought they had dealt with bath salts


Niles man pleads guilty to vandalism

Staff report WARREN One of the two men accused of stealing a John Deere tractor shovel and


Coconut Grove files lawsuit against city

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Coconut Grove, a bar at 3229 South


METRO DIGEST || Airport supporters asked to attend YNGAir meeting today

YNGAir meeting VIENNA YNGAir Partners, a support group for the Youngstown- Warren Regional


Te’o wants to win title, not Heisman, for Irish

Associated Press SOUTH BEND, IND. Manti Te’o will play at Notre Dame Stadium for the final time


Cuyahoga official: Kasich is abrasive

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com BOARDMAN Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a


Making transition back to basketball

There probably wasn’t much a of a reason to call off work on Tuesday. Still, to the college


Knee replacements

Knee replacements NEW CASTLE, PA. Dr. Mark Gardner, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with


OSU women cruise to easy win vs. Cincy

From wire reports COLUMBUS The Ohio State women’s basketball team doubled up on Cincinnati in


Ohio dentists took the lead

Opinion: Ohio dentists took the lead I would like to comment on a guest editorial that ran on The


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Gains: $672K more needed in 2013

Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains said there will be layoffs in his department if he is not funded the $3.8 million budget he has requested for 2013.

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Honey helped heal hard-to-treat wound

Q. I was suffering from severe diabetes-induced osteomyelitis (bone infection with open ulcers) on


Medicare open enrollment

Many Medicare recipients can possibly save money and get better coverage By WILLIAM K. ALCORN |


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., corner of Fruit St., Youngstown, food


OIL, GAS PRODUCTION Valerus, Brilex team up to make equipment

Valerus, a Houston company, has formed a partnership with Brilex Industries to manufacture oil- and gas-production equipment in Youngstown.


Food/clothing giveaway planned

Food/clothing giveaway planned Youngstown Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 108 W.


Weathersfield to buy new truck

By MARY SMITH news@vindy.com MINERAL RIDGE Weathersfield Township trustees approved the


POLICE CALLS IN POLAND, BOARDMAN

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


Boardman hires firefighter

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com BOARDMAN A new firefighter is expected to start work


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Garth D. Mooney, 41, of 1111 Shadeland Road,


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Columbiana County Board of Revision, 11 a.m., Auditor’s conference room, 105 S.


Community thanksgiving dinners When and where

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


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH xA K 6 2 uK 2 v9 7 3 wA J 9 8 WEST EAST


Steelers to face Ravens without Roethlisberger

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided


Ohio mom: Grandmother, uncle not in ‘right minds’

Associated Press TOLEDO The mother of three children killed this week in what police believe was


After Israel kills Hamas chief, ground operation is possibility

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel carried out a blistering offensive of more than


Carols & Cocoa will bring cheer

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State University’s Carols & Cocoa concert will be performed


The Buckeye Buzz | Ohio State football news & notes

Not listening TO title talk Urban Meyer was taken aback this week. That’s not easy to do. On the


2 TDs away: Ball hopes to make mark at home

Associated Press MADISON, Wis. Montee Ball is in charge of the entertainment for Wisconsin’s


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS No charges expected for actress, mother LOS ANGELES LA County sheriff’s detectives


Casket cartel’s comeuppance

Opinion: WASHINGTON Shortly before 123 million voters picked a president, 38 Louisiana monks moved the


A diverse nation

Opinion: By C. NICOLE MASON McClatchy-Tribune The re-election of President Obama proves that America is


State gas-pipeline regulations

Opinion: The Inter-Mountain, Elkins, W.Va.: West Virginia has extensive sets of regulations for gas and oil


NEw this week

NEw this week Life of Pi (PG) A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an


Holiday Happenings

Concerts, plays, sales and Christmas-themed events in the Valley

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Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2012. There are 46 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “God of Carnage,SDRq The Youngstown Playhouse, 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday


Country singer Young reaches the top on tour

There’s a moment in every artist’s career when they just know they’re ready for their own headlining arena tour.


Will Citizens United be overturned?

Opinion: By Peter Schurman McClatchy-Tribune America achieved an important milestone on Nov. 6. Alongside


Highlights and lessons from a memorable theater weekend

When it comes to Mahoning Valley theater, last weekend was one for the books. There were five


Late start isn’t holding rapper KeilyN back

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com In the history of doing things you weren’t supposed to be


Savings from worker buyouts should be used for demolition

Editorial: It may seem that Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone has a one-track mind on the issue of housing


NIGHTLIFE

Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476 Thu: Karaoke with


Country-music nightclub will open in Austintown

The nightclub in the corner of Wedgewood Plaza in Austintown has had many names and a few different themes over the years, but it’s about to return to its original incarnation.


Democracy passed test in election

Opinion: Voters had to wait in line too long in some places, the election cost way too much money. The entire


Young star brings fresh ears to the pipe organ

Earlier this year, Christopher Houlihan dazzled the classical-music world with a series of concerts in American cities in which he performed the six organ symphonies by French composer Louis Vierne.


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


Ireland probes death of ill woman who sought abortion

Associated Press DUBLIN The debate over legalizing abortion in Ireland flared Wednesday after


Radio Lark releases debut

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com “The Firefly Sessions,” the debut album from Radio Lark,


Calif. debuts landmark program to cap emissions

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO California began auctioning permits Wednesday for greenhouse-gas


Top general to ‘fully cooperate’ in inquiry

Top general to ‘fully cooperate’ in inquiry washington After two days of silence, the top


President blasts 2 senators: ‘They should go after me’

Associated Press WASHINGTON Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack


Poll: New grads can expect rise in hiring

Poll: New grads can expect rise in hiring Modest good news for college students: An annual survey


Obama urges GOP: Tax rich to avert ‘cliff’

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama challenged congressional Republicans


Robbery suspect arrested in Lisbon

Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine An Ohio man has been arrested in a bank robbery in the Maine


Shurmur demands fewer interceptions

Associated Press BEREA The numbers aren’t good, at least not good enough. Brandon Weeden


Marlins’ latest salary dump angers fans

Associated Press MIAMI The attendance-challenged Miami Marlins have antagonized fans yet again


WTG

today Art Adult painting class with Susan Jacobs, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trumbull Art Gallery, 198


recent recruits

recent recruits YSU MEN Marcus Keene: 5-9, G, Warren HS, San Antonio, Texas YSU WOMEN Hannah