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Presidential debate on economy shows clear differences

In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared the challenger.

Youngstown council asks state to maintain 3 judges in muni court

City council voted 4-3 today on a resolution asking the state Legislature to maintain three municipal court judicial seats in Youngstown.

Child abuse prevention training Saturday at Youngstown Y

Child abuse recognition and prevention training is offered Saturday, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at, the YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave. The sessions will be conducted by Thomas Training Consultants.

Council again postpones voted on gas and oil drilling on city land

Council again postpones voted on gas and oil drilling on city land YOUNGSTOWN — Members of city

9+ tons of drugs returned in Ohio Saturday in take-back collection

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Ohioans returned more than nine tons of unneeded prescription drugs on Saturday during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s fifth national Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Lawyer: Inmate spared from execution relieved

Lawyer: Inmate spared from execution relieved PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a Pennsylvania death

Elderly Warren couple beaten in home invasion

An elderly man and woman were severely beaten at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night at their home in the 100 block of Washington Street.

Profs aim to track drug reactions via social media

Profs aim to track drug reactions via social media RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Researchers at the

'Women on Waves' ship promoting safe, legal abortion to dock in Morroco

Moroccan authorities said Wednesday that a Dutch ship promoting legal abortions set to dock in Morocco is operating outside the law and could possibly be stopped before arriving at a northern Mediterranean port.

Deadly meningitis sickens 26 in 5 states after steroid injections

An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections, health officials said today.

Grandfather of Aurora victim begs for photos back

Grandfather of Aurora victim begs for photos back DENVER (AP) — The grandfather of a 6-year-old

Bucket List Bandit suspect back in Pa., indicted

Bucket List Bandit suspect back in Pa., indicted PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man nicknamed the Bucket List

Jackson’s wife unsure when congressman will return

Jackson’s wife unsure when congressman will return CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s

‘Batman’ charged with obstructing Michigan police

‘Batman’ charged with obstructing Michigan police PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — The search for a driver

Mahoning commissioners meet Thursday

Mahoning commissioners meet Thursday Youngstown The Mahoning County commissioners will have a

Community gardening workshop set for Saturday

Community gardening workshop set for Saturday YOUNGSTOWN A free introduction to community

Youngstown man shot and killed in Ashtabula

Youngstown man shot and killed in Ashtabula ASHTABULA Police retrieved numerous bullets and

Hello 911, have you seen my keys?

Hello 911, have you seen my keys? WARREN Police have charged Brian M. Walker, 46, of Beck Street

Flu shots scheduled

Flu shots scheduled Influenza shot clinics are scheduled are several locations over the next few

The worst possible way to make friends with police

The worst possible way to make friends with police WARREN A 52-year-old Berkshire Street

Mahoning Senior Center offering heating assistance

Mahoning County Senior Center is offering help to eligible families and seniors who need assistance with their heating bills this winter through the Home Energy Assistance Program.


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

Symphony Ball will bring China Dynasty to DeYor

YOUNGSTOWN The 2012 Symphony Ball will embrace the theme China Dynasty when it opens Oct. 13 at

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Introduction to Community Gardening Saturday

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. is having a free “Introduction to Community Gardening” workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Boardman official: All trees must be replaced behind Sam's

Motorists on Interstate 680 southbound near the U.S. Route 224 exit have probably noticed a large section of woods behind Sam’s Club was cleared recently.

Homeworth man killed in crash Tuesday

A 64-year-old Homeworth, Ohio, man was killed early Tuesday afternoon when his pickup truck was struck by another driver who failed to yield at a stop sign at Georgetown and Westville Lake roads.

Weather delays Biden's landing twice today

Bad weather forced the plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden to delay landings twice on today.

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Cold is hot: NDSU has become powerhouse

Youngstown State senior Aronde Stanton hails from Detroit and senior Jamaine Cook is from Cleveland and both chose to play college football in a city that, like their hometowns, isn’t exactly known as the Miami of the Midwest.

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Who’ll win tonight's presidential debate? You be the judge

Each candidate in tonight’s presidential debate has to demonstrate confidence while conveying messages, according to high-school speech and debate coaches in the Mahoning Valley.

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Hundreds cast ballots in Valley on first day of early voting

By DAVID SKOLNICK YOUNGSTOWN Michael Montalvo of Youngstown carefully

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McDonald Blue Devils take ITCL team titles

The McDonald boys and girls have made it common practice to win the Inter Tri-County League cross country championships.

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Beechy, Passarello qualify for state

Logan Beechy has spent four years in pursuit of a goal.

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Sisters donate antique firetruck to Austintown

The newest addition to the township fire department’s fleet is 95 years old and hits top speeds of about 20 miles per hour.

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Trumbull prosecutor seeks opinion on sick-leave donation

By ED RUNYAN WARREN The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s office has asked the

Brookfield rated first in Division IV, Region 13

Staff report Unbeaten Brookfield held on to its position atop Division IV, Region 13 in the latest

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Liberty teacher's efforts lauded

Deborah Walters knows teaching can be difficult.

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Howland, Lakeview run away with titles

By Brandon Judeh Champion Howland cross country runner Ryan Sullivan is never

Zoldan’s horse enters Breeders’ Cup Mile

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner whose owners include

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Boardman Boy Scouts use drill to earn badge

Twenty-three Boy Scouts rushed to the scene of a two car accident with eight victims Tuesday night in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church on Stadium Drive.

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Crews clean up chemical spill in Austintown

Staff report Austintown Crews worked for nearly two days to clean up a creek near Four Mile Run

Nonviolence parade, rally set for Sunday in Youngstown

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The city will host the second annual nonviolence parade and rally

Cruze No. 1 in US in sales of small cars

Although sales of the Lordstown-built Cruze dropped by 188 in September from its record set in August, GM sold 25,787 of the compact car, topping the Toyota Corolla at 23,036, and the Honda Civic, at 21,546.

Chill Out with frozen desserts

Family Features Whether it’s something light, cool and refreshing, or rich, decadent and creamy,

Bake up some family fun

Family Features Sticky, gooey, sweet and satisfying monkey bread is a favorite of kids and

Privacy, technology face off

Opinion: Privacy, technology face off San Jose Mercury News: The tension between new technology and


birthdays Singer Chubby Checker is 71. Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 68. Singer-


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What about party loyalty?

Opinion: What about party loyalty? I was appalled when I read the article in the Vindicator that an


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Kevin L. Pounds, 31, of 5486 Southern Blvd.,

Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2012. There are 89 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Streisand lets go of perfectionism

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK Back in the day, if Barbra Streisand made one vocal


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Dominic and Sarah Italiano, Columbiana, girl, Oct. 1.

Holiday sales predicted to rise 4.1 percent

Associated Press NEW YORK Americans are expected to spend more during what’s traditionally the

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES || Sighs, slogans among pitfalls

Associated Press WASHINGTON They spend hours mastering policy, learning to lean on the podium

They feel the love

They feel the love V2 got to see some new faces over the weekend after last week’s article. Thanks

Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year in a row

Associated Press NEW YORK U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported

Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, technical advisory committee, 10 a.m.;

Taylor- Winfield to supply Chinese company

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract for more

Donald walks it off for Tribe

Associated Press CLEVELAND Jason Donald singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th

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Razed post to rise anew

Bob Raver felt bittersweet as he watched the demise of a building close to his heart, yet he assumed a pragmatic attitude.

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New stop-action animated film was personal project for Tim Burton Creating ‘Frankenweenie’

By Gina McIntyre Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES The sound of brass and wind instruments rang

Woman charged in theft from Warren Health Dept.

Staff report WARREN Holly Montecalvo, 44, of Willard Street has been charged with felony theft

Intelligence effort names innocent people

Associated Press WASHINGTON A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the

Lowellville officer returns to duty

Staff report lowellville A Lowellville police sergeant who was placed on paid administrative

We’ve got to pay for top quality politicians

Opinion: Now that the National Football League has apparently learned that it can be costly to hire cheap

7 crew members arrested in sinking

7 crew members arrested in sinking HONG KONG Police arrested seven crew members from two boats

Acoustic-rock act America, which had a slew of huge hits in the 1970s, will come to Stambaugh

Acoustic-rock act America, which had a slew of huge hits in the 1970s, will come to Stambaugh

METRO DIGEST || Heating assistance for seniors, families

Heating assistance Youngstown Mahoning County Senior Center is offering help to eligible

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 24.57 .15 Avalon

Romney can seize moment

Opinion: By Mark Samburg Hartford Courant Mr. Romney, you need to win this first debate — badly. You’ve

Policing Internet gambling falls to local office holders

Editorial: Legislators in Columbus looked the other way while across the state hundreds of Internet cafes

Mandel: Closing bases may be an option

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS Republican state Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate

‘Red line’ a perilous scrawl

Opinion: The debate over when (and whether) to set a “red line” for attacking Iran’s nuclear program slipped

Obama should grab middle

Opinion: By Aaron Zelinsky Hartford Courant Mr. President, you’re entering dangerous territory. With

Auto sales, home prices improve

Auto sales, home prices improve WASHINGTON The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in

JobsOhio official stepping down

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS The head of the state’s new nonprofit economic

METRO DIGEST || Drug conviction

Drug conviction PITTSBURGH A 48-year-old Farrell, Pa., man could face a long prison term and a

Men in shooting sentenced to prison

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. YOUNGSTOWN Two men convicted of shooting a reputed

Judge blocks voter-ID law in Pa.

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to

NDSU suspends starting halfback

Associated Press FARGO, N.D. North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl suspended starting halfback Sam

Pledges in airport travel bank hit $1.6M

Staff report VIENNA The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport’s Travel Bank – Air Service

Winery of the week

Winery of the week Landmark Winery is a gem in the crown of Sonoma County, Calif. Drink columnist

Surplus clothing

Surplus clothing Victory Lutheran Church, 2110 Glenwood Ave., clothing giveaway, 9 to 1 p.m.

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Mojos' working for those who like barbecue

Now that we are putting our grills away for the winter, if you find yourself in the mood for a barbecue dinner, Mojo’s definitely has a lot to offer that will satisfy your craving.

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Grant in place for cleanup of property

By jeanne starmack campbell A cleanup of old industrial property for a

Niche shows find a home

Critical favorites have low ratings but biggest stars

Gains protests parole for Youngstown killer

By PETER H. MILLIKEN YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains


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