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ODOT needs seasonal workers for highway cleanup

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 11 crews will be on the highways on Friday to help curb litter in east central Ohio.

Update at 1 p.m. on probe into crash that killed 6 teens

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers and Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar will have a joint press conference at 1 p.m. today at the highway patrol’s Southington barracks to update the public on the investigation into the car crash on Niles Warren River Road March 10 that killed six teenagers.

Ella Rose Basketball tourney Saturday in Lowellville

The fourth annual Have A Heart Ella Rose Solak Basketball Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lowellville high School.

Man shot dead at home of Colo. prosecutor, deputy

Man shot dead at home of Colo. prosecutor, deputy HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in

US won’t allow Russians to see Guantanamo prisoner

US won’t allow Russians to see Guantanamo prisoner MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. won’t allow Russia to see

NKorea warns military cleared to wage nuke attack

NKorea warns military cleared to wage nuke attack PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Ratcheting up the

Scientists finally find hint of elusive dark matter

It is one of the cosmos' most mysterious unsolved cases: dark matter. It is supposedly what holds the universe together. We can't see it, but scientists are pretty sure it's out there.

Munroe gets full term on racing commission

Munroe gets full term on racing commission COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich reappointed Mark Munroe,

Records: Ex-firefighter in Va arson case confessed

Records: Ex-firefighter in Va arson case confessed ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — Court records indicate a

W.Va. sheriff fatally shot, suspect in custody

W.Va. sheriff fatally shot, suspect in custody WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A state official says a

Leno to leave NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ next spring

Leno to leave NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ next spring NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Leno says he will be leaving

Police: Nevada man runs over, kills granddaughter

Police: Nevada man runs over, kills granddaughter LAS VEGS (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old

Landfill takes waste despite work stoppage

Landfill takes waste despite work stoppage Drivers with Teamsters Local 377 have returned to their

Hunt resumes for 2 inmates who escaped Texas jail

Hunt resumes for 2 inmates who escaped Texas jail SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A capital murder

Teamsters drivers with Allied Waste return to jobs

Teamsters drivers with Allied Waste return to jobs Doug Dunn, general manager of Republic

Niles man charged in Warren murder

Niles man charged in Warren murder WARREN Richard A. Clark, 39, of Niles,

Rutgers fires Rice for abusive conduct

Rutgers fires Rice for abusive conduct PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers has fired basketball coach

Rollover accident closes 680 for an hour

Rollover accident closes 680 for an hour YOUNGSTOWN Three people were taken to the hospital, but

Shooting victim recovering and suspect in custody

Shooting victim recovering and suspect in custody YOUNGSTOWN A 20-year-old man is expected to

Crestview board meeting tonight

The Crestview school board will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. today in the high school home economics room, 44100 Crestview Road, Columbiana.


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

Tattoo parlor to ink for autism awareness

Tattoo parlor to ink for autism awareness BROOKFIELD Heath and Brandi Dillon of Fallen Angels

Diva Donations open house Saturday

An open house will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, for the Trumbull County location of Diva Donations.

Market Street mural will be farewell gift to city

A vacant building on Market Street, just south of downtown, will get an exterior makeover with a mural that celebrates the city’s downtown nightlife.

21 Valley schools named 'School of Promise'

Twenty-one Mahoning Valley schools have earned the designation of “School of Promise” for the 2011-12 school year from the Ohio Department of Education.

Boardman Relays for 76 teams this year

The American Cancer Society’s Boardman Relay for Life announced its goals of 76 teams and $236,000 at the kickoff Tuesday for its 2013 relay.

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Cruze sales increase in March

GM sells 245,950 vehicles last month

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Ursuline, Canfield baseball teams set for 2013 season

The Irish have most of their starters back, while the Cardinals are reloading.

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Eight to be interviewed next week for YSU president

Between three and five finalists will visit campus beginning late this month

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Allied strike spreads to Cleveland-area

Youngstown workers set up picket lines in Elyria

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Bryan’s fortunes tied to Berassa’s health

Jelani Berassa’s 2012 injury had a far-reaching effect on YSU’s other receivers.

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Indians win opener in Toronto

Toronto’s J.P. Arencibia was charged with three passed balls.

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Catholics move to southern Mahoning, but Mooney decision still pending

The bishop will make the final decision

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Rutgers coach under fire after slurs, abuse captured on video

Mike Rice is a Boardman High graduate and the son of the fomer YSU coach.

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Struthers mayor, council clash over resolution honoring businessman

The issue is whether to honor a local business

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Wichita State gets it done on tight budget

Wichita State’s basketball budget is $3.1 million, less than Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s annual salary.

Austintown trustee seeks meeting with Kasich about racetrack

The governor’s spokesman says the request is ‘not appropriate’

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Louisville’s Ware resting after surgery

Associated Press Kevin Ware is already up and walking, and he’s got a nice souvenir to keep him

Mural celebrating Youngstown’s nightlife to start next week

The mural is on a vacant Market Street building that’s been turned into a consignment shop

21 Mahoning Valley schools designated Schools of Promise

Criteria includes student performance on state tests, graduate rate and poverty rate

More bomb threats made at Liberty Walmart

Inducing panic

Early voting for the May primary has begun

Monday is the deadline to register for the primary election

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Valley faces worker shortage amid glut of new jobs

Members of the Laborers’ International Union Local 125 of Youngstown, which represents 400 members throughout the region, are having difficulty finding younger workers interested in the skilled trades. From left are Vince Irvin of Columbus; Rocky DiGennaro, business manager at the local; John C Hughes; and laborer Ray Dickson.

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YSU expands research role with S. Korean institute

The agreement is with a leading Asian technology school

Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Mahoning County Commissioners, 10 a.m., courthouse basement, 120 Market St.,

Releases on DVD and Blu-ray this week include:

Releases on DVD and Blu-ray this week include: v “The Bible: The Epic Miniseries” (Fox, $59.98

METRO DIGEST || Foreclosure prevention grant approved

Grant approved Youngstown The Catholic Charities Regional Agency, serving Columbiana, Mahoning

Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2013. There are 272 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael J. Frisk, 24, of 1605 Forestbrook Lane,

Louisville women upset Tennessee

The Cardinals joined Louisville’s men’s team at the Final Four.

On the lookout

On the lookout We are seeking local restaurants and eateries to review to give you a glimpse


LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions7-10-14-40-47 Mega Ball34 Megaplier4


Birthdays Actress-singer Doris Day is 90. Actress Marsha Mason is 71. Singer Wayne Newton is 71.

High-skilled visa requests expected to exceed supply

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-

Sabres snap Penguins’ 15-game winning streak

Pittsburgh was attempting to draw within one of the NHL record of 17 consecutive wins set by the 1992-93 Penguins.


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Great imports

Great imports Frescobaldi has been importing great wines from Italy to the U.S. for decades.

Five people soon to be charged in theft ring

The theft ring stole $100,000 or more worth of lawn care equipment from multiple northeast Ohio locations.

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At Master's Bar and Grill ... You can be master of your burger

However you want your burger, they will do it for you.

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Secret chemical tests need scrutiny

Opinion: By Lewis W. DIUGUID Kansas City Star They went block by block, covering a lot of territory. My

Trumbull elections board to appoint driver and rider for election night

The Trumbull County Board of Elections thinks it may have a solution to get Democrats and Republicans to ride together to return ballots on election night.

Oil and gas tax could drive investors away from Ohio

Opinion: Oil and gas tax could drive investors away from Ohio Over the last several years, workers and


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center George and Allyson Spirtos, Youngstown, girl, April 1.

Comedy comes home to roost

McClatchy Newspapers PASADENA, Calif. The cast the series “How To Live With Your Parents (For

Guns save lives

Opinion: We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could

Dress up dessert

Dress up dessert Classic sweet treats like pound cake are delicious on their own — and with a few

Ohio Senate can’t see what’s wrong in storefront gambling

Editorial: In December, Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus decided not to bring to a vote a House-passed bill

Lamp Plant's future unclear

Options for keeping GE's Warren Lamp Plant open are few


BEST-SELLING CARS March 2013 The Lordstown-made Chevrolet Cruze last month cracked the top 10 of

Liberals subsidize failure

Opinion: There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the

Health insurers lead stocks higher

Associated Press The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high Tuesday after reports on


By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK It’s fair to say that Mads Mikkelsen dines out

oddly enough

oddly enough Southern Calif. man stages April Fool’s plane joke YUCAIPA, Calif. It’s the plane

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Associated Press NEWINGTON, Conn. Customers packed gun stores around Connecticut on Tuesday


newsmakers Lohan plays joke with pregnancy tweet LOS ANGELES Lindsay Lohan isn’t going to be a

NRA study suggests armed school staffers

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate gun-control debate on the near horizon, a National Rifle

Ohio income

Ohio income DAYTON Ohio’s per capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last

Health care subsidies could result in tax bills

Associated Press WASHINGTON Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to

Diggins helps ND top Duke

The Irish earned their third consecutive trip to the Final Four.

Cleveland Indians 2013 season Schedule

APRIL Tuesday: at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Today: at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Thursday: at Toronto, 7:07

OSU’s Miller takes another shot to the ribs

The Big Ten’s player of the year in 2012 was hit on an option pitch.

Boardman Relay’s goals are 76 teams, $236,000

Danielle Procopio is Boardman Relay chairwoman

Nuclear ambition

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered

NY officials arrested

NY officials arrested NEW YORK A Democratic state lawmaker was arrested along with five other

Driver grateful for opportunity

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, n.c. AJ Allmendinger doesn’t know why Roger Penske gave him a second

Wendy’s success story

Opinion: Wendy’s success story Columbus Dispatch: Nothing is more heartbreaking than a child without a

Who were the winners in the war?

Opinion: On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, I wrote a column that laid out the losers in the conflict.