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Bloomfield man holds cops at bay before shooting self in head

Kenneth B. Hamrick, 59, of 2766 Kinsman Road in Bloomfield Township was in critical condition in St. Elizabeth Health Center on Friday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after a standoff with police Friday morning at his home.

Pregnant dog owner ordered to pay $1,000, prohibited from boarding, breeding

A Berlin Center woman who pleaded no contest to five misdemeanor counts of animal neglect has been fined $250 and placed on a year’s probation with a $120 probation fee.

Dave Sugar, affiliates fined $850K for improper Weirton Steel demolition

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that a Jefferson County judge has ordered Dave Sugar of New Middletown and several of his affiliated companies to pay an $850,000 civil penalty resulting from the improper demolition of the former Weirton Steel facility in Steubenville and the subsequent asbestos contamination.

Cavs end 10-game skid with 97-91 win at Boston

Cavs end 10-game skid with 97-91 win at Boston BOSTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had career highs

Jokinen leads Penguins in shootout win

Jokinen leads Penguins in shootout win PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jussi Jokinen certainly knows how to make

Phantoms snap losing streak

Phantoms snap losing streak ANN ARBOR, Mich. Nathan Walker and Sam Anas each scored two goals as

Warren GE plant to close

Warren GE plant to close The 179 union workers at the General Electric Ohio Lamp Plant will be out

Group forms to fight anti-fracking issue

Group forms to fight anti-fracking issue YOUNGSTOWN — A coalition of business, labor and political

Whistleblower sues Rutgers in abusive coach case

Whistleblower sues Rutgers in abusive coach case NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers University

NYC nanny found fit for trial in stabbing deaths

NYC nanny found fit for trial in stabbing deaths NEW YORK (AP) — A nanny charged with stabbing two

1 dead, kids OK in N. Illinois school bus crash

1 dead, kids OK in N. Illinois school bus crash WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — One person died and dozens

AP source: Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers AD

AP source: Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers AD PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers

Investigators: Suspect shot officer, then himself

Investigators: Suspect shot officer, then himself JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A murder suspect shot a

Judge says embezzler Adair must remain jailed

Judge says embezzler Adair must remain jailed YOUNGSTOWN A man who stole $1.3 million from a

YSU hires Barnes as women's basketball coach

YSU hires Barnes as women's basketball coach.

Two mayoral candidates say they oppose Covelli Centre sale

Two mayoral candidates say the oppose Covelli Centre sale YOUNGSTOWN John McNally IV and Jamael

Gas storage tank explodes in Damascus

Gas storage tank explodes in Damascus DAMASCUS An oil and gas storage tank exploded on Thursday


ASSOCIATIONS Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will celebrate its

Pasta benefit set for Maldonados

Pasta benefit set for Maldonados new MIDDLETOWN A pasta dinner and basket auction will be from

Col. Duzzny receives award

Col. Walter Duzzny receives Ambassador award at ceremony at Air Station

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Fitch students raise money for mental health causes

Students of Austintown Fitch High School chose to provide for a charity and are now being praised as winners for the charity.

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US is halfway to Obama’s goal of doubling exports

Suddenly, outsourcing is on the way out and insourcing on the way in as the U.S. trudges unevenly toward President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling American exports around the world by the start of 2015.

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Phantoms forward Cam Brown tweaks helmet after hit to face

The puck struck him just below his helmet visor, knocked out two teeth and damaged two others.

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2 kids killed, parents injured in Thursday crash

The state highway patrol is still investigating the devastating crash that killed two children

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No drugs, alcohol found in driver, 3 other teens killed in crash

Alexis Cayson, driver of the sport utility vehicle that overturned in a pond March 10, killing her and five other teens, had neither alcohol nor drugs in her system, nor did three of the other teens.

YSU senior center Elkins excels on field, stays quiet off it

Youngstown State senior center Chris Elkins has 26 career starts and three career interviews, which is a good ratio for him.

Report: YSU close to hiring GB’s Barnes

Oakland may join the Horizon

YSU softball wins twice in extra innings

The Penguins beat St. Francis (Pa.) 5-3 in 10 innings and 8-5 in eight innings.

Elephants easily out-eat Youngstown police officers

The circus donated 200 tickets to the city’s police athletic league for kids to see the show

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Chamber forms coalition to fight charter amendment

The organization will hold a press conference today introducing its membership

Ursuline’s Hake blanks Warriors

The Irish pitcher tossed a one-hitter

Eastgate details transportation projects for Valley

Road improvement projects slated

2 share lead at Texas Open

Bettencourt, Tomasula shot 5-under 67s

Photo exhibit shows former iron furnace in Hubbard

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

YSU event targets girls in grades 6 to 12

The workshop is designed to expose sixth through 12th grade girls to careers in science and technology

$27M Niles high school set to open next week

By JORDAN COHEN NILES The new $27 million Niles McKinley High School will

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Families send off 838th soldiers to Afghanistan

Members of the 838th Military Police Company were given a send-off Thursday at Old North Church in Canfield in a Call to duty service. The group is off to training at Camp Shelby, Miss., before deployment to Afghanistan. Many of the 130 soldiers will be experiencing their second, third and — in some cases — fourth tours of duty.

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Students take first at Physics Olympics

Poland High School physics students placed first at the Youngstown State Physics Olympics on March 23, led by Poland physics teacher Rebecca Sobinovsky.

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Local twirlers earn honors at competition

The Northern Strut Twirlers competed in the Marching Auxiliaries Regional Competition at Westerville

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North fathers, daughters attend hoedown

By ADRIENNE BISH Fathers and daughters had an opportunity to bond at the

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Weather brings mass of egg hunters to Canfield

By ABBY SLANKER Hundreds of children took advantage of the warm, sunny

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Local twirlers earns honors at competition

The Northern Strut Twirlers competed in the Marching Auxiliaries Regional Competition at Westerville

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White House event celebrates spring

By ABBY SLANKER White House Fruit Farm hosted its annual White House

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Chorus sings about historic individuals

By NATALIE SCOTT Students in the fourth-grade chorus at Robinwood Lane

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Boardman drama presents ’Damn Yankees’

By NATALIE SCOTT Boardman High School drama will present “Damn Yankees” April

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Children monkey around at storytime

By NATALIE SCOTT Boardman librarian Katherina Matasic led a story time for 4-

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Library celebrates the arts

The Boardman library invited the community to attend its opening night kickoff event for its 10th annual Celebrate the Arts March 21.

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St. Charles School hosts safety night

By NATALIE SCOTT The Home and School Association, with the help of president

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Local students earn music awards

Ohio Federation of Music Clubs presented Gold Cup Awards following its annual Honors Recital at

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Local twirlers earn honors at competition

The Northern Strut Twirlers competed in the Marching Auxiliaries Regional Competition at Westerville

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Austintown Library Story time uses classic rhymes to teach

By NATALIE SCOTT Austintown librarian Madline Dunchak hosted a story time for

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Woodside students have cartoon party

By NATALIE SCOTT The PTA at Woodside Elementary School sponsored a spring dance

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Austintown briefs

Summer Success Fair set The Austintown Local Schools will host a Summer Success Fair on Tuesday

Poland sports briefs

Send Neighbors your spring sports results Spring is finally here and your young athletes are ready

Canfield briefs

Homer Laughlin China Co. lecture set The Canfield Historical Society continues its Spring Lecture

Austintown sports briefs

Little Falcons golf outing set The Austintown Little Falcons Golf Outing will be May 26 at Pines

Boardman sports briefs

Soccer club registration Registration for the 2013 summer recreational soccer league will run

Local students earn music awards

The Ohio Federation of Music Clubs presented Gold Cup Awards following its annual Honors Recital at

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Dobbins students carry on egg hunt tradition

By NATALIE SCOTT Kindergarten students in Nick Henry’s and Elaine Fabrizi’s

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Library hosts St. Patty’s Day science show

By ABBY SLANKER Children were treated to a little Irish magic at Poland

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These days in Public Education are very interesting to say the least. The daily routine in our

Preschool hosts Mommy Play Day

By ABBY SLANKER March 9 was a very special day for the students of

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Community meets Easter Bunny at DQ

Despite the cold weather, the Easter Bunny drew a big crowd to the Cornersburg Dairy Queen March 24, during which kids could pet live bunnies, color eggs the "DQ" way, meet Curly the Cone and visit the Easter Bunny.

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Car club moves shows to senior center

The Mahoning Valley Old Car Club Car Cruise on Tuesday Nights has moved from the Chick-fil-A in

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Canfield Rotary hosts speech contest

The cornerstone of Rotary is the commitment of its members to ethical behavior in both their

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Canfield sports briefs

Canfield soccer club begins registration Registration for the 2013 summer recreational soccer

Hilltoppers ring in spring with dance party

Hilltop Elementary School students won the opportunity to ring in spring with a dance party during the school’s annual Fun in the Sun Day March 28.

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Local twirlers earn honors at competition

The Northern Strut Twirlers competed in the Marching Auxiliaries Regional Competition at Westerville

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Dobbins students pose as pioneers

By ADRIENNE BISH Fourth-graders at Dobbins Elementary lived like a pioneer

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Robinwood students welcome special guests

By ADRIENNE BISH Students invited their special someone to join them for

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Authors visit Market Street Elementary

By NATALIE SCOTT Market Street Elementary School received a visit from authors

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Football team to volunteer at craft show

The Boardman High School football team and cheerleaders will be spending the day with crafters and

Poland places second at JA competition

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley’s fourth annual JA Titan Business Challenge was held on March

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Students inducted into honors society

The following students were inducted into the National Honor Society at Boardman High School during

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Blood type diet seminar Thursday Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar titled,

Education is key to MLK dream, speaker says

“If we want to perpetuate the dream of Dr. King, it has to begin in the classrooms,” said the Rev. Dr. Lloyd Martin, chief education officer of the Columbus-based National Center for Urban Solutions.

Years Ago

Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2013. There are 270 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Prices at the pump are a mystery

Opinion: Prices at the pump are a mystery My opening question on a letter to the editor in January 2012 was

Austintown Fitch to celebrate Storytellers contribution

High school students in Austintown chose a charity focusing on erasing the stigma of mental illness, and are now receiving praise from the organization.


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Nichol Mazzella and Anthony Lucas, Girard, girl, April 3.

Today’s entertainment picks are:

Today’s entertainment picks are: v “Prelude to a Kiss” at 8 p.m.: Oakland Center for the Arts

‘Idol’ judge assesses her performance

McClatchy Newspapers FORT WORTH, Texas Nicki Minaj likes to do things her own way. She says

Braceville Township massage parlor raided again

Braceville Township police raided the massage parlor on state Route 5 just west of the Ohio Turnpike Thursday afternoon, eight months after they raided it the last time.

Mahoning County’s libraries of tomorrow are focus of today

Editorial: The library of 2020 will be noth- ing like the library of 1910 — and will even be dramatically

Plain Dealer cuts home delivery to three days a week

The paper will be printed and available for purchase everyday

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.40 .13 Avalon


birthdays Country singer Tommy Cash is 73. Actor Michael Moriarty is 72. Singer Allan Clarke of

A new reality at the border

Opinion: By Andrew Selee Los Angeles Times The image of illegal immigration in the minds of most

Opening day with a twist

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s campaign is on a sporting events kick lately, seeking to connect them to


‘EVIL DEAD’ Grade: C+ Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Lou

Former police chief and councilwoman indicted

The pair will likely be arraigned in two weeks.

Pirates’ rally comes up short

Associated Press Pittsburgh James McDonald gave a definitive answer about his confidence level.

New poll shows skepticism for new severance tax

The Ohio Petroleum Council says Ohioans wary of a new tax on oil and gas

Sweeping gun limits signed into law in Conn.

Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to

S. Korea: N. Korea moved missile to east coast

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea After a series of escalating threats, North Korea has moved

20th anniversary of ‘Jurassic Park’ 3-D film has new bite

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers Forget blowing the images up to IMAX size and converting

20 years after Lucasville riots, Ohio prisons get failing grades

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS The union group representing guards gave state

Gagging the critics

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords It’s one thing for Big Oil to bust into our communities,

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday United Local school board, special work session, 9 a.m., high school library,

Small biz owners growing more optimistic

An economic outlook survey released by PNC shows small biz owners are mixed on the economy

War Horse head goes here

When Andrew May left Northeast Ohio in early 2010 to pursue television and feature film opportunities in Hollywood, the veteran Cleveland-area stage actor had high hopes.

County courts jail poor people illegally, Ohio ACLU claims

Associated Press COLUMBUS Several courts in Ohio are illegally jailing people because they are

‘Evil Dead’ is humorless gorefest

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers Relentless, pitiless, bloody and intense — that’s the remake

Farmers letter

Farmers letter canfield Farmers National Bank President and CEO John S. Gulas, in a letter to

Teachers, not students, are cheaters in Atlanta

Opinion: My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Ronald B. Best Jr., 32, of 7379 Bonnie Place, Unit 6,

NRA is winning gun battle

Opinion: President Barack Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December’s

Lead-poisoning toll revised upward

Associated Press NEW YORK More than half a million U.S. children now are believed to have lead

The Blue Jays bombard Tribe’s struggling Myers

Akron Beacon Journal TORONTO Maybe Brett Myers’ lousy spring-training numbers are something to

Rutgers faculty seeks more firings

Pressure is on the athletic director who hired Mike Rice


newsmakers Ross apologizes for lyrics deemed pro-rape NEW YORK Rick Ross has formally

Colo. shooter’s psychiatrist had reported threats to cops

Associated Press DENVER A psychiatrist who treated James Holmes told campus police a month

High School Softball | Thursday’s games

Mathews 5, Boardman 0 BOARDMAN Cheyenne Eggens threw a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Both hits

YSU spring football tickets available

YSU spring football tickets available youngstown Tickets and tailgate passes are on sale now for

Beilein loves to look back

Michigan is preparing for Saturday’s Final Four appearance

Murder charges filed against teen in deaths of Ohio couple

Associated Press NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio An 18-year-old man has been charged in the deaths of a

Film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Associated Press CHICAGO Roger Ebert, the nation’s best-known film reviewer who with fellow

Give girls a fighting chance

Opinion: Give girls a fighting chance Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: Two decades ago, conservatives in

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Today: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 2-over 74 Thursday in

Soldier charged in Fort Knox slaying

Soldier charged in Fort Knox slaying LOUISVILLE, Ky. A soldier apprehended Thursday in

25 carbon-monoxide cases feared at bowling alley

Associated Press STOW, Ohio Authorities say 25 people with symptoms of carbon monoxide


‘JURASSIC PARK 3-D’ Grade: B Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

METRO DIGEST || Stambaugh Gold Course opens today

Stambaugh opening Youngstown The Henry Stambaugh Golf Course, 202 Gypsy Lane, is opening at 8

Poland briefs

Hospice of the Valley offers training course Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer class begins