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Authorities trying to learn fate of suicidal man tied to Mecca blaze

The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a Saturday afternoon blaze that destroyed a township house and barn and is trying to determine the fate of a man who threatened suicide.

Tree causes power outage this afternoon in Vienna

About 6,200 Ohio Edison customers in Vienna and Brookfield were without power for a short time Saturday afternoon.

Tonight's Amber Alert canceled after boy found

An Amber Alert for a 13-year-old autistic boy was canceled shortly after it was issued.

Julie Colaneri | Martin Mayer

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. The Lesner Inn Catering Club in Virginia Beach, Va., provided the setting for

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Kathryn Groves | Erik Bachinger

WARREN Kathryn L. Groves and Erik M. Bachinger, both of Youngstown, were united in marriage during

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Lions donations set for multiple organizations YOUNGSTOWN Bill Ruggles, president of the

Golf outing to raise funds for cancer patient

The Sunshine Benefit at Lakeside Golf Course will include a steak fry and music.

Shelter dogs get a day out at Boardman Park today

With tails wagging and tongues hanging, the dogs from Animal Charity Humane Society seemed to be enjoying their day out.

Eastwood Pet Expos holds surprises for attendees, animals

Rick Scofinsky of Youngstown cradled Sara Rose, a 3-month old black lab/Rottweiler mix in his arms as the contented dog licked his face.

Senators offer seminar for high-schoolers on military academies Tuesday

Mahoning Valley high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a seminar about military service academies and the application process on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jones Room at Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center.

Kokrak eight shots off lead

The Warren JFK graduate is tied for 17th in the Valero Texas Open.

Famed California pastor's son commits suicide today

The Southern California church headed by popular evangelical Pastor Rick Warren said his 27-year-old son committed suicide on Saturday.

Guard Jalon Plummer commits to Youngstown State

Guard Jalon Plummer commits to Youngstown State.

Lesley Furgan | Jason Reed

GROVE CITY, OHIO The Rev. Joel Theis heard the exchange of vows between Lesley Furgan and Jason

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Tickets for MV Gay/Straight Coalition's first fundraiser on sale April 19

The Mahoning Valley Gay/Straight Coalition is selling tickets for its first fundraiser.

YSU baseball team unable to maintain lead

The Penguins began to fall apart in the seventh inning.

Youngstown gets no bids to buy or lease Covelli

City will now negotiate a long-term contract with the arena’s management

179 workers to lose their jobs when GE plant closes in 2014

Staff report WARREN The 179 union workers at the General Electric Ohio Lamp Plant will be out of

YSU’s Cox back from Afghanistan and on the field

Cox hadn’t played football in six years after five years in the Marines.

Ohio senators to take testimony on Austintown racino

By MARC KOVAC AUSTINTOWN A state legislative panel will have a public hearing

Barnes hired as YSU women’s basketball coach.

Green Bay’s associate head coach replaces Bob Boldon.

Walker, Anas score 2 each in win

Staff report ANN ARBOR, MICH. Nathan Walker and Sam Anas each scored two goals Friday as the

Former YPD officer with colorful career dies

The officer had once been shot in the line of duty.

Fitch bats get hot against Harding

Two six-run innings spark the Falcons.

NY Neighborhood in shock after Lake Milton crash that killed kids

By RICH SCHAPIRO and JOE KEMP New York Daily News new york Two children of a city Correction

Ryan Bailey will swim for Annapolis

Boardman High School senior wants to serve the nation in military

More high school baseball results from Friday

Liberty 19, East 1 Liberty 8, East 2 LIBERTY Tyler Evans hit three-run home runs in each game

Ex-Rep. Patton reappointed to state board

He made $63,643.86 in salary last year

State joins fight to raze former St. Joe's hospital

Staff report WARREN The city of Warren and the state want the old St. Joseph Riverside Hospital

Woman gets probation, $250 fine for dog neglect, 23 counts dropped

Heather Culver of Berlin Center was fined $250 and given a year’s probation and a 90-day suspended jail term after pleading no contest to animal neglect. A judge ordered forfeiture of 28 dogs seized from her kennel.

Youngstown window-replacement bids come in too high

New proposals should be ready in a couple of weeks

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Shale drilling controversies — who's wrong, who's right

Deborah Rogers, founder of the Energy Policy Forum, was keynote speaker Friday at a first-of-its-kind shale-energy conference in Warren and said shale gas well companies are locked into a pattern of increased drilling that poses grave consequences for regional economies, the environment and the country’s energy policies. The event opened the same day the new Mahoning Valley Coalition for Job Growth and Investment announced its formation and its effort to defeat a proposed citizen-developed charter amendment to ban fracking in Youngstown.

Gay organization gears up for first fundraiser

Mahoning Valley gay/straight coalition

Armed robber arrested within minutes of robbery

Shots were fired during the robbery

North Bloomfield man shoots himself during standoff

Kenneth B. Hamrick, 59, of Bloomfield Township was in critical condition Friday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after a standoff with police at his home.

Group helps young, black mothers obtain education goals

Opinion: Since 1986, Women Hand In Hand has provided some financial aid to 125 young women to obtain their bachelor’s degrees, and some have gone on to graduate school.

MAHONING COUNTY | This week’s indictments

A Mahoning County grand jury this week handed up indictments on the following people. Cametrius

On area diamonds | High school softball results

Copley 9, Boardman 8 (8 innings) COPLEY Sabrina Marshall hit two home runs and two singles and


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Patrick J. Dilworth III, 25, of 2147 Oak Drive, New

METRO DIGEST || Teacher injured during mock shooting

Teacher injured Boardman A Center Middle School teacher was injured Wednesday during the


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Brittnee Bable and Lamar Knox, Youngstown, girl, April 4.

METRO DIGEST || Free appliance collection today

Appliance collection WARREN The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District will have a free

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 4-under 68 in Round


LOTTERY Friday’s numbers multistate Mega Millions8-15-23-36-41 Mega Ball5 Megaplier3


newsmakers Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez expecting LOS ANGELES Halle Berry is pregnant. A

Feuding drivers say spat is finished

Tony Stewart and Joey Logano say their dustup is over. They just haven’t said it to each other.

School board recommends hiring Reinhard as treasurer

The city school board has recommended that James Reinhard be appointed treasurer of the school district. The board will vote at Tuesday’s regular meeting on the recommendation.

McIlroy lurking at Texas Open

He’s three strokes back of the leader, Billy Horschel.

State audits fund used by school district

Associated Press MEDINA The state auditor will review a fund used to pay more than $265,000 for

Medical marijuana bill advances in Md.

Medical marijuana bill advances in Md. ANNAPOLIS, Md. A measure to put Maryland on the path to

Man held in jail for attempted murder

The shooting took place in December.

Valley businesses fined $850K over demolition of steel plant

Staff report STEUBENVILLE Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that a Jefferson


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YSU’s Human Resource program receives recognition

Staff report Youngstown The Society for Human Resource Management has acknowledged that the


The following students were awarded bachelor’s degrees unless otherwise noted: KENT STATE


The following Youngstown State University students were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa

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oddly enough Goat that walked into Mont. bar was taken from zoo BUTTE, Mont. So the goat

Ruby-throated hummingbirds soon will be back. Their tiny size, acrobatic flying ability and

Ruby-throated hummingbirds soon will be back. Their tiny size, acrobatic flying ability and


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Monsignor Polando is rector

Staff report youngstown Monsignor Peter M. Polando has been appointed rector of St. Columba

Tampa Bay’s Moore shuts down Tribe

Michael Bourn reached on an infield single in the first and doubled into the left-field corner in the third.

Little Caesars will expand in the Valley

Company seeks more local franchisees to operate new locations

KSU at Trumbull to host 2013 Spring Volunteer Fair

Staff report champion Students, faculty and staff of Kent State University at Trumbull will have

Valley residents visit Russian orphanage for work project

For those of us fortu- nate enough to live in the United States, it is difficult to imagine parents

team members

team members These are the Volunteer-In-Mission Team members who traveled to St. Petersburg,

GED testing set

GED testing set youngstown Official GED testing sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical

Guitarist to play

Guitarist to play liberty Brian Henke, an award-winning guitarist, will play at the 11 a.m.

sunday news shows Guest lineup

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: Dan Pfeiffer, adviser to President

Years Ago

Today is Saturday, April 6, the 96th day of 2013. There are 269 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

KFC to offer boneless chicken this month

Business Wire LOUISVILLE, Ky. When nearly four in five servings of fried chicken in the U.S. are

Contrasting styles on display in Syracuse-Michigan game

Associated Press ATLANTA Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its

State budget headed for first vote in Legislature

Opinion: COLUMBUS Lawmakers return to the Statehouse next week after a two-week spring break with a full

Golf league to open

Golf league to open The Mahoning Valley Golf League at Bedford Trails Golf Course will begin on

New perspectives offered at Warren shale forum

Keynote speaker addresses financial consequences of oil and gas boom

US employers add just 88,000 jobs in March

Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine

Oil and gas storage tank explodes in Damascus

By JAMISON COCKLIN damascus An oil and gas storage tank exploded

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.57 .17 Avalon

Facebook Home moves in on Google’s turf

Associated Press NEW YORK Facebook Home, the new software that takes over the front screen of a

Ohio State’s Thomas to leave for NBA draft

Thomas finishes his Buckeyes career ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Staff report

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A man who stole about $1.3 million from a trucking company he co-founded

Today’s entertainment picks are:

Today’s entertainment picks are: v Rookery Radio Benefit Bash, 7 p.m.: Youngstown State

Kraft CEO paid $6.8 million in 2012

Kraft CEO paid $6.8 million in 2012 NEW YORK Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon got a big pay bump last

An easy choice: hard baits

Anglers who chase walleyes and bass have a lot of lure choices as the water starts to warm up every

Louisville’s Dieng living his dream

Associated Press ATLANTA Half a world away from home, in a country where he knew no one and

‘Gemini’ reveals discomfort and self-discovery

By Stephanie Ottey This season, the students and faculty at Youngstown

North Korea plays with fire by threatening US, S. Korea; intervention by China crucial

Editorial: Is Kim Jong Un, the cartoonish presi- dent of impoverished North Korea, simply crazy, or is he, as

EGCC students to receive academic honors

Staff report youngstown Eastern Gateway Community College students Natalee Bommer and Greg

New shows make splashes and scratches Animal Planet channeling new wilds

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK Animal Planet wants to help you tap into your

Retiree hits the road for God

McClatchy Newspapers ORLANDO, Fla. Tony DeLLomo is on a mission from God. In a hard-to-miss