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City council wants Mooney to stay in Youngstown

City council wants Mooney to stay in Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN Six of the seven-member Youngstown


Trustee takes issue with governor’s spokesman

Trustee takes issue with governor’s spokesman Trustee takes issue with governor’s spokesman


Connie Hathorn seeking retirement and rehiring as superintendent

The board plans a public meeting June 4 to act on the superintendent’s re-employment Youngstown


Youngstown superintendent will explain the Revitalization/Choice Plan changes

Youngstown superintendent will explain the Revitalization/Choice Plan changes School official to


Women charged at Braceville spa arraigned

Women charged at Braceville spa arraigned Women charged at spa arraigned NEWTON FALLS The


North Carolina woman told police her son admitted to stabbing the man

Larry Heltzel, the father of Patrick Heltzel, filed a missing persons report Wednesday with the


Man accused of attempting to lure three girls from near their home

Man charged with trying to lure girls Man charged with trying to lure girls WEATHERSFIELD


Heated exchanges between Arias prosecutor, expert

Heated exchanges between Arias prosecutor, expert PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias murder trial has


Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies

Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies NEW YORK (AP) —Annette Funicello, the most


Wis. stepmother takes deal in starved teen case

Wis. stepmother takes deal in starved teen case MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of


NM school bus rolls over; driver killed, kids hurt

NM school bus rolls over; driver killed, kids hurt VALLECITOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New


Canfield man sentenced for drug offense

Canfield man sentenced for drug offense CLEVELAND A man from whom police seized 335 marijuana


Women arrested at spa appear in court

Women arrested at spa appear in court Staff report NEWTON FALLS One of the two women


Syria: Suicide car bombing kills 15 in Damascus

Syria: Suicide car bombing kills 15 in Damascus DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A suicide bomber detonated


Police say man had $1M in heroin on Pa. turnpike

Police say man had $1M in heroin on Pa. turnpike SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors plan a news


Crews find bodies of 2 NC children trapped in dirt

Crews find bodies of 2 NC children trapped in dirt STANLEY, N.C. (AP) - Authorities today


In slap at South, NKorea suspends work at factory

In slap at South, NKorea suspends work at factory SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said


Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87 LONDON (AP) - Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond


W. Pa. brush fire burns estimated 500 acres

W. Pa. brush fire burns estimated 500 acres NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a brush fire


Gas drilling to resume at site of spill

Gas drilling to resume at site of spill TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — State environmental officials say


WORTH A LOOK

AUCTIONS Christ the Good Shepherd Parish is sponsoring a basket auction Sunday at St. Joseph the


Fire department plans dinner and dance

Fire department plans dinner and dance GIRARD McDonald Fire Social Organization is sponsoring “A


Grill fire causes explosion, damages home in Austintown

Grill fire causes explosion, damages home in Austintown Staff report AUSTINTOWN A house on


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Spring arrivals

Spring means the arrival of baby animals, and Mill Creek MetroParks Farm has plenty.

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Indians pound Price, snap skid

Justin Masterson pitched seven strong innings as Cleveland won 13-0.

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Johnson wins again at Martinsville

It was the eighth career victory at the track for Johnson.


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Local video will educate youth about drinking and driving

Laythrom Media of Warren, a group of young filmmakers that also provide other technology-driven services, is making plans to film a five-minute video in Trumbull County to educate youth about drinking and driving.

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Laird ties course record, wins Texas Open

The Scottish golfer shot a final-round 9-under 63.

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Legion post remembers forgotten vets in nursing homes

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Tears fill Vince Giering’s eyes when he recalls his


EGCC’s Valley Center boasts more than 680 students

Work on Valley Center’s remaining class and lab space to be done by August


Youngstown Foundation helps city school students

Students may use the scholarships to attend YSU or Eastern Gateway


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YSU baseball takes series from UWM

Phil Lipari had eight hits and seven RBIs over the three-game set.

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Decorated

Decorated Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Kufchak Jr., a native of Youngstown, retired Friday after a 31-year


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Grace under pressure

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State senior Bobby Grace is a naturally

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New color-coded Mahoning Valley map shows scenic routes to suit every bicycling interest and ability level

Roads on a new Trumbull and Mahoning County bicycling map are rated green for beginners, orange for intermediate and red for advanced cyclists.


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Grueling work, rich rewards loom at ground zero of drilling boom

On a brisk March morning in a field off of state Route 172 in Lisbon, the air is filled with the rumble of machinery and the smell of diesel fuel.

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Thompson, Gee help lift Cavaliers

Cleveland won two straight for the first time since February.


Louisville women to face UConn in final

The Cardinals defeated Cal while the Huskies turned back Notre Dame.


TRUMBULL COUNTY COURTS

COURTS TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Charles L. Montgomery, 63, of 864 W. Park Ave.,


2 senators tackle background-check deal

Associated Press WASHINGTON Two influential senators, one from each party, are working on an


US general: Taliban is long-term threat

Associated Press BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan The United States accepts that a diminished but


THENEWSOUTLET.ORG

THENEWSOUTLET.ORG Brian Rose, above, is a roustabout for a natural-gas drilling company, whose


Cold-case arrest prompts probe

Cold-case arrest prompts probe los angeles When Los Angeles cold-case detectives caught up with


Authorities search for missing kayakers

Associated Press SANDUSKY Authorities along Lake Erie spent Sunday searching for a father and


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS ‘Evil Dead’ rises again with $26M at box office LOS ANGELES Resurrected demons and


S. Korea says N. Korea may be preparing to test missile

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea A top South Korean national security official said Sunday


Grill fire damages Austintown home

Staff report AUSTINTOWN A house on the 4000 block of Heritage Drive was heavily damaged when


Michigan, Louisville escape shadows in Final Four

The Wolverines are overshadowed by their football program, while the Cardinals play in the shadow of nearby Kentucky.


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POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty: CANFIELD CITY


First homer not enough for Bucs

The Pirates were swept at Dodger Stadium for the second straight year.


Body found in home destroyed by fire

Staff report MECCA A body was found in a house destroyed in a fire. Those investigating the


Associated Press

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Everything went to script Sunday night at the Academy of Country


Pedestrian injured

Pedestrian injured CHAMPION A 17-year-old Champion girl is in stable condition at Trumbull


‘Zero TV’ homes worry broadcasters

Associated Press LOS ANGELES Some people have had it with TV. They’ve had enough of the 100-plus


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Weekly Quiz Answers Q. Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: xQ J 10 7 4 u2 vA Q 6 4


Take FDR’s advice: Tax those most able to pay

Opinion: By Wayne Madsen McClatchy-Tribune WASHINGTON America’s economy is in the midst of a Great


Doing more to protect victims

Opinion: Doing more to protect victims Findlay Courier: Two fatal shootings in northern Ohio (in late


Scrap thieves show no respect, and earn nothing but jail time

Editorial: Scrap thieves are craven and reck- less creatures. They enter empty houses and strip copper


Passenger gripes soar

Associated Press WASHINGTON Airline passengers are getting grumpier, and it’s little wonder.


Wendy’s still seeking recipe for success at breakfast

By Mary Vanac Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS Ohio-based Wendy’s has made a place for itself at


Surplus food/clothing

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


Years Ago

Today is Monday, April 8, the 98th day of 2013. There are 267 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Intolerance for pro-life on display

Opinion: WASHINGTON We know Johns Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so. Its


The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city and includes the average

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city and includes the average


Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Lordstown Village Council, finance committee, noon, council chambers, 1455 Salt


Politics of Roe, gay marriage

Opinion: WASHINGTON Consider the examples of North Dakota and Arkansas. If you think the problem with Roe


Common sense trumps analysis

Opinion: Common sense trumps analysis Your editorial concerning the Ohio State Racing Commission’s actions


Michael Kufchak retired Friday

Received Purple Heart


Tax reform should offend every special interest

Opinion: By Peter Rush McClatchy Newspapers NEW YORK Tax reform talk is in the air, so it time to hold


ACM winners

ACM winners Entertainer of the year: Luke Bryan Top male vocalist: Jason Aldean Female


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Philly using mimes, clowns instead of ‘texting lanes’ PHILADELPHIA The


Putin’s visit to Germany is clouded by multiple disputes

Associated Press HANNOVER, Germany Russian President Vladimir Putin was expected to have talks


Fracking coalition upsets drillers, environmentalists

Like a marriage the in-laws don’t approve of, a new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among environmentalists and supporters of the oil and gas industry.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Amanda Long, Youngstown, girl, April 6. Angela Gonzalez and


Schumer sees deal on immigration soon

Associated Press WASHINGTON A raucous public debate over the nation’s flawed immigration system


Stones to add more tour dates

By MESFIN FEKADU Associated Press NEW YORK If you’re upset that the Rolling Stones won’t be


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