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Boardman accountant files against Wilson campaign

A Boardman accountant has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission contending Charlie Wilson, the Democratic nominee in the 6th Congressional District, violated laws by filing incorrect campaign finance reports.

Uniendo Nuestra Culturas at YSU's Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The sounds and smells of Hispanic music and foods filled the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus, allowing members of the community a chance to immerse themselves in Hispanic culture for an afternoon.

Mahoning River revealed, local art displayed at today's Riverfest

If you were asked to define a stonecat madtom or a darter, you might be tempted to think they’re names of esoteric musical groups or something from a science-fiction movie.

Lighting cigarette, spilled gas combine to burn driver

A Garrettsville woman was seriously burned during a flash fire caused when she lit a cigarette in a car that had a spilled gas can in her truck, according to a fire department report.

New Wilmington woman dies in ATV crash

A 23-year-old New Wilmington, Pa., woman died in an ATV accident in a wooded area along Riethmiller Road in Lackawannock Township.

McDonald mayor, others marketing McDonald land for 'cracker' plant

Mayor Glenn Holmes, real estate agent Dan Crouse and several unnamed investors are betting that 199 acres of land now owned by Lafarge Construction Materials could be a prime location for a gas and oil processing facility.

'Simpsons' writer Chris Yambar hosts 3rd Lawn-Con at his Youngstown home

Where can you go to find Batman, Bart Simpson, a man pounding a spike into his nose, and a baby wearing a superhero’s cape and mask all in the same place? You need go no farther than Chris Yambar’s front yard.

Calif. gas prices hit new record

It's a record, though just barely.

Sandusky jurors hope for life in prison at Tues. sentencing

Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach of molesting several boys over a period of years.

Ga. member of House Science, Space, Tech committee debunks Big Bang theor, evolution

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

Extremist Egyptian preacher faces terrorism charges in Manhattan today

An extremist Egyptian-born preacher entered a U.S. courtroom today for the first time to face multiple terrorism charges, complaining that his prosthetic hooks, medication and special shoes were taken away from him.

Mahoning Bar rates Hanni siblings not qualified for judgeships

The Mahoning County Bar Association has rated two incumbent judges seeking re-election Nov. 6 as highly qualified, but dismissed their challengers as not qualified.

YSU falls to North Dakota State 48-7

YSU falls to North Dakota State 48-7

North Dakota State pounds YSU, 45-7, entering 4th quarter

North Dakota State takes wide lead over YSU, 45-7, entering final quarter Staff report

Christina Wilczek | James Harvan

east palestine Christina Wilczek and James Harvan, both of Youngstown, exchanged marriage vows

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Jenna Gorsky | Jason Colatruglio

BOARDMAN St. Charles Church provided the setting for the April 21 wedding of Jenna Gorsky,

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Michelle Trolio | Joseph Morell

HUBBARD Michelle Trolio and Joseph Morell exchanged wedding vows at a 1:30 p.m. April 28 ceremony

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Felicia Ciotola | David Drevna

YOUNGSTOWN Felicia Maria Ciotola and David Wayne Drevna, both of Canfield, were united in marriage

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Adrianne Logozzo | Brian Wharry

Lowellville Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church was the setting at 1:30 p.m. May 26 as Adrianne Lyn

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SOCIETY DIGEST: Lighting the Way sign-up will help kids

Lighting the Way sign-up will help kids Lighting The Way of Poland is offering parents of

NJ Gov. Christie pokes fun at YSU Penguins at site of today’s big football game

NJ Gov. Christie pokes fun at YSU Penguins at site of today’s big football game Associated Press

Donate food for the needy through Dec. 17

Life Inc. will collect canned foods and nonperishable items through Dec. 17 at its location, 3610 Southern Blvd.

Flu shots on Thursdays at MYCAP on North Side

The Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership and Walgreens at Gypsy Lane and Belmont Avenue offer flu shots from 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday in October at MYCAP, 1325 Fifth Ave.

Tate takes down Niles

By Steve ruman NILES The high school football calendar may suggest the

Suspect in killing of 8-year-old Bryce Linebaugh sobs in court

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. YOUNGSTOWN Shawn Wilson is facing the death penalty,

Green trumps Big Red: Ursuline dominates

By MARCUS BARKLEY STEUBENVILLE In a place like Steubenville, where high

Youngstown to mark Nonviolence Week with parade, rally

Staff report Youngstown The Nonviolence Parade downtown Sunday will kick off a week of events

Fallen fire chief in Canfield gets national honors

By Elise Franco Canfield If the late Cardinal Joint Fire District Chief

Penguins get shot at No. 1 Bison

YSU visits Fargodome to meet MFVC rival By JOE SCALZO fargo, n.d. Last

Howland hands Poland a D-feat

By matthew Peaslee POLAND Of course De’Veon Smith rushed for more than 100

Hubbard dentists offer free services on teeth for those lacking insurance

By danny restivo HUBBARD Loretta Opencar has no medical insurance. She said

Fallon torches Mooney for 5 TDs

By TOM WILLIAMS YOUNGSTOWN Lakewood St. Edward senior quarterback Ryan

Stuffed with love: Bear-hugs project comforts seniors

By SEAN BARRON YOUNGSTOWN When it comes to senior citizens in area nursing

Massillon hands Fitch its first loss

By Ryan Buck MASSILLON Austintown Fitch stepped onto the field of storied

Craig Romney campaigns for dad at Mahoning GOP headquarters

By ED RUNYAN BOARDMAN Craig Romney, 31, the youngest son of GOP presidential

Judge bars evidence in case of slain Youngstown Realtor Vivian Martin

By PETER H. MILLIKEN YOUNGSTOWN A potentially incriminating statement made

Youngstown Fire Department opens stations for public to look and learn

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown firefighters will take a break

English Center helps immigrants overcome language barrier

Bobbi Grinstein helps student Sandy Naseri with an English lesson at the English Center. About 80 students from more than 33 countries are learning English at the center, which is housed in John Knox Church on Market Street in Youngstown.

Under protest: Cards defeat Braves in disputed NL game

Associated Press ATLANTA David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason

More Friday football

All-American Conference Campbell 35, Champion 29, OT CHAMPION Quarterback Brandon Reyes ran 9

Brookfield rolls over Ash. Edgewood

By Greg gulas Brookfield The Brookfield Warriors are one of just a handful of

Turnovers costly to Boardman in loss to Hoover

By TODD PORTER Canton Repository NORTH CANTON Super heroes took over the field at halftime at

Prep volleyball results

Liberty 22-23-25-25-16, Jefferson 25-25-16-19-14 LIBERTY The Leopards (15-3, 5-3 AAC National)

METRO DIGEST || Man in white van tries to abduct girl, 10

Man in white van attempts abduction in Weathersfield MINERAL RIDGE Police are warning the

Orioles continue unlikely season by ousting Rangers

Associated Press ARLINGTON, TEXAS Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles will get another

Wild mushrooms sicken a dozen in Northeast Ohio

Associated Press CLEVELAND Doctors have issued warnings after toxic wild mushrooms were blamed

Families with ties to Mooney rooting on Nebraska

By TOM WILLIAMS YOUNGSTOWN University of Nebraska supporters will be well-

US suspects Haqqani tie to insider attacks

Associated Press KABUL The Haqqani insurgent network, based in Pakistan and with ties to al-

2 women nabbed in burglaries in Girard

Staff report GIRARD Two women were arrested and charged in connection with a string of

On Mark’s Gospel

On Mark’s Gospel warren Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, will host Jos Rub n de

QB move provides spark as East tops Canfield

By ryan buck CANFIELD East coach Jim Vivo wasn’t sure of the last time a

METRO DIGEST || Legal group deems Hannis not qualified

Legal group deems Hannis not qualified YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning County Bar Association has rated

Niles schools chief to exit district Friday

Staff report NILES The city’s school superintendent has announced his resignation. In a

Killer of two in ’81 to stay in prison until at least Dec.

By PETER H. MILLIKEN YOUNGSTOWN An 80-year-old inmate who fatally shot his

Sheriff from exotics case appointed to Ohio board

Associated Press COLUMBUS The sheriff who oversaw the response to an exotic animal release has

Ex-schools chief receives prison term for test scandal

Associated Press EL PASO, Texas A federal judge sentenced the former superintendent of El Paso

Leopards rally after first-half funk

By Brandon Judeh LIBERTY On paper, the Liberty Leopards should have easily

Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

Associated Press NEW YORK As the tally from a deadly meningitis outbreak rose Friday, health

Browns rookie: Run game can get going

Associated Press BEREA While breaking down game tape this week, Trent Richardson noticed some

Today’s other area college games

Mount Union (4-0, 3-0 OAC) at Wilmington (0-4, 0-3 OAC) When & where: 1:30 p.m., Wilmington.

Remembering 2 trailblazers

Opinion: Last month, death took two more longtime Mahoning Valley black trailblazers — Margaret Linton-

Two men robbed in Warren

WARREN Two city men were robbed by four juvenile males on Olive Street Northeast near Fairfield

Large fight at Summit Academy leads to charges against 3 teens

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Three teens — two female and one male — were charged with disorderly

Riding with Dave Blaney

Riding with … Dave Blaney Last week: Blaney’s engine overheated after just 29 laps in the AAA

Stoffer’s 4 TDs propel South Range over Ridge

By JIM FLICK NORTH LIMA Senior quarterback Ross Stoffer threw four touchdown

Years Ago

Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 280th day of 2012. There are 86 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

YSU, S. Korean company teaming up

By JAMISON COCKLIN YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State University and a South

Operator of Youngstown prison cited for violations at Conneaut lock-up

Associated Press COLUMBUS The operator of the nation’s first privately owned state prison is


newsmakers Bin Laden film airing LOS ANGELES A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden

FBI: Friendly fire likely in shooting of border agents

Associated Press PHOENIX The FBI said Friday a preliminary investigation has found friendly fire

Jobs data boost Obama; Romney unmoved

Associated Press FAIRFAX, Va. Mitt Romney still was celebrating his widely praised debate

Junior hoping to revive his title hopes

Associated Press TALLADEGA, ALA. Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly what strategy he needs at

Blixt, de Jonge share lead in Timberlake Open

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Jonas Blixt shot his second straight 7-under 64 on Friday for a share


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Robert and Candace Phipps, Youngstown, boy, Oct. 4. Jodi

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: Kokrak shot a round of 71 for a two-day total of


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael J. Beshara Jr., 48, of 1178 N. Meridian Road,

Islamic Day set in Ohio

Staff report Major cities in the Buckeye State celebrate Islamic Day in Ohio on the second weekend

Miller helps OSU prepare for shifty Cornhuskers QB

Associated Press COLUMBUS In preparing for its game on tonight against No. 21 Nebraska and


brIDGE WEEKLY QUIZ Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: xA J u9 8 vJ 8 7 6 w10 8 7 4 2 The

Ursuline grad sings national anthem during Obama visit

Staff report Kent Nichele Nicole Scott, an Austintown native and 2007 graduate of Ursuline High

Economy: the trend line Obama was looking for

By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON September’s lower unemployment rate breaks the 8

MAHONING COUNTY This week’s indictments A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments against the following people this week:

Mark Griffin, 31, Gallupi Lane, Lowellville, burglary. Eric Banks, 21, Mistletoe Avenue, robbery,

Speaker set for faith program

Staff report youngstown “The Year of Faith: Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New

Expert on student safety and wellness visits JFK

Staff report Warren John F. Kennedy Catholic School, Upper Campus grades seven through 12,

Three to retire at GCC

Staff report grove city, pa. Three long-serving faculty members and administrators will retire

Brookfield United Methodist Church

Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St., Brookfield, will celebrate its 175th anniversary

Westminster expands fundraising campaign

Staff report new wilmington, pa. Westminster College launched the public phase of the most

Grants offered through ODNR

Staff report Columbus Ohio teachers who have successfully used Project WILD can now provide

NEOMED adopts tobacco-free policy

Staff report rootstown Northeast Ohio Medical University will be tobacco-free beginning next


birthdays Actress Britt Ekland is 70. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 63.

KSU program receives award

Staff report Kent Kent State University’s College of Nursing has been selected as a recipient of

Thiel College recognized as military-friendly school

Staff report Greenville, pa. Victory Media, the media entity for military personnel

Six days left to sign up for bee

Staff report Youngstown There are six days left for area schools to sign up for the Scripps

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Artober Market, noon to 7 p.m.: This artists market will include

news shows

news shows Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: To be announced.

‘Price’ gets male model

Associated Press LOS ANGELES A Boston man has won a competition to become the first male model

‘Cherry Orchard’ blossoms in YSU’s hands

By STEPHANIE OTTEY YOUNGSTOWN Anton Chekhov is one of the most studied

Apply cell phone ban to all

Opinion: Rapid City (S.D.) Journal: The South Dakota Legislature has twice defeated a ban on texting while

Low OVI conviction rate not an encouraging sign

Editorial: The horrific traffic accident that claimed the lives of a Newton Falls couple, Jamie and Emily

Straight talk on the economy

Opinion: David Walker isn’t running for president, but he’s on a nationwide bus tour focused on what voters

First Night button art selected

By GUY D’ASTOLFO YOUNGSTOWN The winning artwork in this year’s First Night

O’Neill spices up judge race

Opinion: COLUMBUS Ohioans should be thanking Bill O’Neill for running for Supreme Court. I’m not saying

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .66, 24.96 .07 Avalon

Final 3 days of voting restored

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS A federal appeals court has sided with President Barack

Magic Tree to open

Magic Tree to open boardman A ceremonial ribbon- cutting will take place at 7463 South Ave. on

‘Pitch’ is never off-key

By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service Who knew there was this much fun left in glee

WORLD DIGEST || US releases estimate of Utica reserves

US releases estimate of Utica reserves Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica Shale got