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Union rejects contract for GE plant in Warren

Union rejects contract for GE plant in Warren Warren Union officials are expected to meet with

Ohio Star Forge to expand in Champion

Ohio Star Forge to expand in Champion Champion Ohio Star Forge has announced a $20 million

Sunny Spa shuts down; hearing set for April 9

Sunny Spa, an East Market Street massage parlor that received a violation notice March 21, was

Residents can keep watch on crime in Poland through website

Poland law enforcement are encouraging residents to use a new website to keep track of crime in

Austintown man arraigned in Youngstown home invasion

Marquel Clemons, of Austintown, faces eight charges in a January invasion of a home in which a child

Boardman schools to be used for live shooter scenario

Law enforcement from Boardman and Mahoning County will treat Wednesday morning as a real emergency

Youngstown to move forward on hiring a firm for its planning efforts

The city hasn’t had a planner since March 2009 YOUNGSTOWN City council will consider

Two men charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired in same area

Arraignments will be today for two Trumbull County residents charged with operating a motor vehicle

Browns deal McCoy to 49ers

The backup QB became expendable when the Browns signed Jason Campbell last week.

Niles police seek help finding missing woman

Niles police seek help finding missing woman NILES The Niles Police Department is seeking the

Two Canfield High girls charged in March 7 bomb threat

Two Canfield High girls charged in March 7 bomb threat CANFIELD Two female high school

Gabriel picked for national team

Gabriel picked for national team Tennessee freshman Erin Gabriel has been named to the 2013 USA


AUCTIONS St. Joseph the Provider School in Youngstown will sponsor its annual basket auction and

Gateways sponsors Ladies Day Out

Gateways sponsors Ladies Day Out YOUNGSTOWN Gateways to Better Living Inc. is sponsoring a

Horrified church congregation watches son kill father after Easter service in Ashtabula

Horrified church congregation watches son kill father after Easter service in Ashtabula

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Speedy Caver learning, surging

The YSU receiver looks for an increased role

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Maple-syrup making way of life for Salem family

The Hivelys bought their first commercial-sized evaporator in 1984 and started with about 600 taps.

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL All-American Conference preview

CANFIELD Division: II. Head coach: Ray Melewski, second year. 2012: 20-7. Projected

Cavs’ Irving scores 31 in defeat

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS After getting off to a slow start, Greivis Vasquez was challenged

Burnett could be in final opener

The Pirates ace may retire after this season

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Girard adds new fire truck to department

The Girard Fire Department has added a new $900,000 tool to its life-saving arsenal.

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Library 2020 will be a six-year strategic plan

Public meetings on the library’s new strategic plan will be in June, and the library director hopes trustees will adopt it in December.

Ohio’s place in the U.S. oil boom

Experts are split on how long shale energy wealth will remain in Ohio and the Valley.

For good measure, RoboCats capture another regional title

Staff report WASHINGTON Some local robots are taking over competition, leading them to compete

New FracTracker coordinator offers science-based information on oil and gas

Having met Ted Auch, the new Ohio program coordinator for FracTracker, a non-profit organization studying the hydraulic-fracturing industry, it seems he fills the expectations the Wean Foundation had for its bottom floor.

Pipeline projects coming along slowly

Some recent infrastructure announcements will not come online until 2016

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Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw

The Pens’ captain lost teeth when struck by a puck

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Vasquez, Anderson lead Hornets past Cavaliers

Vasquez, Anderson lead Hornets past Cavaliers NEW ORLEANS Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points

Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Brookfield Township Historic District Commission, 6 p.m., 6844 Strimbu Drive.

Roth employees help aged-out foster-care youth

The group seeks mentors, housing, furnishings, jobs, and donations.

Let’s restore McGuffey Plaza or give it a proper funeral service

Opinion: Let’s restore McGuffey Plaza or give it a proper funeral service Contrasts are very apparent in


birthdays Actress Debbie Reynolds is 81. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 79. Actor Don Hastings


BRIDGE Weekly Quiz Answers Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: xA J 10 9 8 5 uA 10 9 v8 6

Mathews teachers, board OK contract

By JORDAN COHEN VIENNA Mathews schoolteachers and the board of education have

Noble wells yields

Noble wells yields state college, pa. REX Energy, a major player in both the Marcellus and

oddly enough

oddly enough Austrian police chase herd of cattle through town VIENNA Austrian police and

State Shale Roundup by Marc Kovac

An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal hydraulic fracturing


COURTS TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Ryan K. Rolf, 27, of 8220 state Route 534,

Why are helicopters always flying over property in parts of Mahoning and Mercer counties?

Although leasing has been under way in this part of the state for sometime now, drilling operations in the region are scant. Helicopters are enlisted by exploration and production companies to assist in seismic testing, which helps operators discover where oil and gas resources are located.

1 killed, 3 hurt at Ark. nuclear plant

1 killed, 3 hurt at Ark. nuclear plant RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. Entergy Arkansas says a worker was

‘General Hospital’ celebrates 50th anniversary

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times Today, the ABC soap opera “General Hospital” celebrate its

Pope makes Easter plea for peace

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Francis marked Christianity’s most joyous day with a

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Cleaner gas, higher prices

The Obama administration’s newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

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Columbus getting new $38.1M traffic system

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio’s capital is getting a $38.1 million overhaul of its traffic

Oil Patch crimes significant

Opinion: The Forum, Fargo, N.D.: Two recent murders in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, this time in Williams County

Tibet mudslide buries 83 miners

Tibet mudslide buries 83 miners BEIJING Authorities in Tibet said Sunday that chances were slim

Rivals prepare for legal battle over new abortion bans

Associated Press Rival legal teams, well-financed and highly motivated, are girding for court


newsmakers ‘G.I. Joe’ commands box office with $41M LOS ANGELES After a nine-month delay,

N. Korea: Nukes are ‘nation’s life’

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed

Ashtabula police probe shooting outside church

Associated Press ASHTABULA Police are investigating a shooting outside a church that a

Texas district attorney, wife slain in their home

Associated Press KAUFMAN, Texas Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland took no chances

3 die in 95-vehicle crash on I-77 in Va.

Associated Press GALAX, Va. Nearly 100 vehicles crashed Sunday along a mountainous, foggy

YSU tennis tops Cleveland St., 5-2

YSU tennis tops Cleveland St., 5-2 boardman The Youngstown State women’s tennis team earned a

video game review

‘BioShock Infinite’ Grade: A Details: 2K Games, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.99 No

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing New Hope ROTHG Outreach, 336 Breaden St., Youngstown, food and clothing

Sustainable Shale Development: Environmentalists and producers joining forces

Sustainable Shale Development: Environmentalists and producers joining forces

Shale-gas drillers turn to Georgia

Associated Press DALTON, Ga. Trillions of cubic feet of natural gas believed to lie below the

Youthful Wolverines revive fond memories

Michigan ousts Florida in romp

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Badly hurt player gives Louisville inspiration

The Cardinals’ Kevin Ware suffered a severe broken leg

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“I am not against fracking, I am against irresponsibility”

A regular reader of this column asked me why I never point out good things going on in eastern Ohio’s oil and natural-gas industry. Another asked, based on things I have written, did I think the industry can succeed in Ohio? To both, I quickly referred to a couple of versions of “Mike on Frack” that promoted the jobs added by this industry referencing data supplied by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. I also have touted the number of workers brought to this area in trucking and drilling operations, ancillary services such as food and fuel and, of course, the V&M expansion.


CORRECTION The first name of Brian J. Antal, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Celebrity activists may be breaking NY law

Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. Dozens of celebrities may be running afoul of a law requiring

Housing, education help available

Counseling builds confidence, trust

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A gold mine in sand

Valley business rolls full steam ahead as loading hub for oil and gas drillers

Pa. pushes drillers to frack with coal mine water

State environmental officials are encouraging drillers to use tainted coal mine water to hydraulically fracture gas wells in the Marcellus Shale formation.

Nevada land leases

Nevada land leases RENO, NEV Buyers snapped up 29 federal land leases totaling more than 56

Test your baseball knowledge

Opinion: WASHINGTON As the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball’s return with

Racing panel should justify push for more racino seating

Editorial: What does the Ohio State Rac- ing Commission know about the fan-base for thoroughbred horse racing

Warren’s native rock son makes food impact Food-raiser for Dave Grohl Alley

By Anthony M. FUDA Special to The Vindicator WARREN The Main Street Warren Group needed some

US war on terror has tortured history

Opinion: By William A. COLLINS OtherWords NATO forces have refused to turn Afghan prisoners over to some

OSU’s season ends in disappointment

The Buckeyes missed a second straight Final Four appearance

Forgotten airship disaster recalled 80 years later

Associated Press LAKEHURST, N.J. History buffs will gather this week near the New Jersey coast

Classical music helps keep loiterers moving

By KEVIN JOY Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS On a recent Tuesday evening, two men were arguing on

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average ticket

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average ticket

Astros top Rangers in MLB season opener

Associated Press HOUSTON Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the

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New vistas open after foster care

Latrelle Stanford, 19, has grown too old for foster care. Unlike many young people who struggle after they age out, Stanford has moved into her first apartment and is attending YSU. She is one of four such success stories profiled today. MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

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Years Ago

Today is Monday, April 1, the 91st day of 2013. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April

There’s more to be done with the ACA

Opinion: By Kathy Ko Chin McClatchy-Tribune March 23 marked the third anniversary of the signing of the

Is there texting etiquette?

Opinion: By Debra Nussbaum The Philadelphia Inquire As I watch people text in public — head down,