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Mayoral debate next week at Newport library

The South Side Coalition and the Sheridan Block Watch will host a candidate forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. next week

Mooney study complete, no decision made on move

There’s been no recommendation about whether Cardinal Mooney High School will move, but a study has determined that the Catholic population has shifted from the city to the suburbs.

Catholic Charities gets foreclosure prevention grant

The Catholic Charities Regional Agency, serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, has been approved for a $2,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s Charitable Committee to provide for foreclosure counseling and prevention.

Elephants, cops to have donut-eating contest

Elephants, cops to have donut-eating contest YOUNGSTOWN Four elephants from Ringling Bros. and

Threat empties Liberty Wal-mart overnight

Threat empties Liberty Wal-mart overnight LIBERTY Township police say a midnight bomb threat

Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze increased by nearly 8 percent in March

Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze increased by nearly 8 percent in March General Motors Co. reported

Police cancel alert after Niles woman found OK

Police cancel alert after Niles woman found OK NILES Police have canceled the alert for a

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Miss Repasky, Mr. Nemergut to wed in July

Kelly Repasky and Mark Nemergut, both of Columbus, are engaged.

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McClain-Berger summer vows to be exchanged

YOUNGSTOWN Aug. 31 has been chosen for the wedding ceremony of Donna McClain and George T. Berger,

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Tarah Young, Craig Bletso are engaged

Jeff and Cindy Young of Berlin Center and Bob and Barb Bletso of Boardman are announcing the

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Miss Kasvinsky, Mr. Aldan set date in August

POLAND Dr. Peter and Elaine Kasvinsky of Poland are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

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Sara Smith, Jeffrey Dobson to wed Aug. 10

Richard and Lisa Smith of East Palestine and Jeffrey and Julie Dobson of Austintown are announcing

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Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1967 will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at

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Church will host 2-day rummage sale

Church will host 2-day rummage sale Youngstown Lockwood United Methodist Church, 4570 Lockwood

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Federal Station gets new interior with renovation

After receipt of grant money and months of waiting, WRTA will be getting the interior update administrators and bus riders have been waiting for.

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Police are investigating several weekend crimes

Arrest were made in one robbery involving two boys on bicycle.

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Area’s softball elite eye return to state

Mathews has most of its weapons back from a state runner-up team

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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 closed Monday despite legal action filed by its attorney.

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Former Poland star back with USA Softball

It’s the third time the 2012 Poland High graduate will represent USA in softball.

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Penguins vow to keep rolling with Crosby

Crosby, 25, was still hospitalized early Monday while his team went through a lengthy and spirited practice.

15 and 16-year-olds charged in Canfield High School bomb threat

Two students are charged in a bomb threat investigation, in which police say the females initially lied to police.

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Browns deal McCoy to 49ers

Source: Cleveland obtains fifth- and seventh-round draft picks in the trade.

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Cubs spoil Pirates’ season opener

Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer was the difference for Chicago.

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County threatens foreclosure on Sunshine Inc. because of unpaid property taxes

Treasurer Sam Lamancusa will have foreclosures filed on 87 Sunshine homes in the next three months.

oddly enough

oddly enough Finnish hotel seeks professional guest for 35 days HELSINKI Fed up with the

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 was sleeping.

Cyprus gains more time to achieve budget surplus

Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus Cyprus has been granted an extra year — until 2017 — to achieve

Powerball winner pays $30K in support

Associated Press PATERSON, N.J. A former bodega owner who will be pocketing $152 million in

Suspicion in DA deaths shifts to white-supremacist gang

Associated Press KAUFMAN, Texas Two days after a Texas district attorney and his wife were

Trash pickup back

Trash pickup back youngstown Republic Services/Allied Waste sought to reassure customers


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birthdays Singer Leon Russell is 71. Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell is 70. Actress Linda Hunt is

Sen. Casey says he now supports gay marriage

Associated Press HARRISBURG Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday that he favors gay

Union rejects contract for GE plant in Warren

Warren light bulb plant


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Charles E. Duke III, 32, of 1 Peggy Lane, Mineral

Five suspects in thefts taken into custody

Five suspects in thefts taken into custody YOUNGSTOWN Multiple police agencies including the

Conn. deal includes tough gun controls

Conn. deal includes tough gun controls HARTFORD, Conn. Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal

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 impaired in separate incidents, within an hour of each other in nearly the same place.

Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown City Council, finance committee 4:45 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m., 26

madelyn p. hastings | the vindicator

madelyn p. hastings | the vindicator In March 2009, Stella Kotsatos-Angelo, top, lost her job at

Relative: No motive in shooting

Associated Press ASHTABULA Panicked witnesses to a fatal Easter-service shooting feared many

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

The city hasn’t had a planner since March 2009

N. Korea taps reformist premier in midst of escalating tensions

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s parliament approved the appointment of a new

Governor signs transportation budget

Sped limit on rural interstates will go to 70 mph

Afghan teen fatally stabs US soldier

Associated Press KABUL An Afghan teenager fatally stabbed an American soldier in the neck as he

Ohio Senate president calls remark ‘inartful’

Associated Press COLUMBUS The leader of the Ohio Senate said he could have chosen his words more

Prosecutors seek execution in Colo. theater shootings

Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. For James Holmes, “justice is death,” prosecutors said Monday

New arrests made after woman’s death

Associated Press CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio Central Oho police say additional charges have been filed in

Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2013. There are 273 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

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 Poland.

Board pushes for charges against dentist

Associated Press TULSA, Okla. Citing the scope of a public-health scare involving thousands of

Chapin: No day like Opening Day

Opening Day memories abound.

Groups: Remove portrait of Jesus from Ohio school

Associated Press CINCINNATI Two groups that sued to stop the display of a Jesus portrait in a

Chesapeake touts its Utica reserves

New Acting CEO Steve Dixon expects company to double production in the play by year's end

Reality TV star found dead with 2 others

Associated Press SISSONVILLE, W.Va. A cast member of the MTV reality show “BUCKWILD” was found

Gay marriage chaos looms

Opinion: If the Supreme Court decides the two gay marriage cases it heard last week the way most court

Survey: US manufacturing grew more slowly in March

Associated Press WASHINGTON A survey shows U.S. manufacturing activity expanded more slowly in

US construction rose 1.2% in Feb.

Associated Press WASHINGTON Spending on U.S. construction projects rebounded in February, helped

Manna from heaven — or somewhere

Opinion: AMMAN, Jordan In the Middle East, the lines between fact and fiction, history and religion, myth

A barbaric delicacy

Opinion: By Dan Paden People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals During ancient times, farmers reputedly

Texas’ education contagion could spread across nation

Opinion: If early indications hold up, a storyline is beginning to develop out of Texas. It’s a narrative

Obama eyes growth of nanny state

Opinion: By Lindsey M. BURKE The Heritage Foundation For most American 4-year-olds, early childhood

A fresh approach to Cuba

Opinion: By Louis A. PEREZ JR. McClatchy-Tribune The United States needs to change its policy toward

Simplify the paperwork

Opinion: The Mining Journal, Marquette, Mich.: It’s hard to find very much wrong with a pair of bills

Can you dig it? Grow the Yo! needs your help at StreetScape

Editorial: Appearances count. That simple catch phrase has been a primary catalyst for Youngstown

‘Spies of Warsaw’ is a flawed production

McClatchy Newspapers In BBC America’s adaptation of “Spies of Warsaw,” David Tennant plays Col.

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.29 —.15 Avalon

Ohio Star Forge announces $20 million expansion

Expected 26 new jobs in its first three years of operation


newsmakers Historic Motown piano back in Detroit DETROIT An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by

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Gasearch loaned $304,000 to Lupos, but quit paying executive salaries

Gasearch LLC, a gas marketing company, quit paying $12,500-a-month executive salaries, but loaned $304,000 to the Lupos, according to court testimony.

Producer-engineer Phil Ramone, who died Saturday at 82, was a musical force in the recording studio

Producer-engineer Phil Ramone, who died Saturday at 82, was a musical force in the recording studio

Boardman schools to be used for live shooter scenario

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

Parade planned

Parade planned Youngstown Warriors Inc. will host a Unity in the Community parade and Family