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Negotiations began today in Allied Waste strike

Long-awaited contract negotiations got under way today between Republic Services/Allied Waste and Teamsters Local 377, which represents 103 sanitation workers employed by the company in the Mahoning Valley.


Sunshine director: Trumbull treasurer willing to work out plan to avoid foreclosures

The executive director of a non-profit housing organization that owes $187,000 in back taxes says he is working on a plan that will avert foreclosures and eviction of occupants of its homes.


Resolution regarding travel fails 3-3

The new resolution didn’t meet the $5,000 threshold requiring academic commission approval A


Showdown vote on gun control expected Thursday in Senate

The Senate's top Democrat is setting Congress' first showdown vote for Thursday on President Barack Obama's gun control drive as a small but mounting number of Republicans appear willing to buck a conservative effort to prevent debate from even beginning.


Skate-a-Thon set as Ice Zone fundraiser

Skate-a-Thon set as Ice Zone fundraiser Staff report BOARDMAN The Youngstown Phantoms


Masury man believed to be accomplice is statue heist

Masury man believed to be accomplice is statue heist 2nd man charged in theft of statue


Two candidates in race for Struthers auditor

Democratic party to chose on Thursday 2 seek auditor’s job in Struthers Struthers City and


Law director says council didn’t violate state law

Law director didn’t consider the Mooney discussion to be a public meeting YOUNGSTOWN City


Texas college student stabs at least 14 before capture

A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said.


Testimony resumes in Jodi Arias murder trial

Testimony resumes in Jodi Arias murder trial PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor in Jodi Arias’ murder


Rosemary Durkin, the first woman elected to a citywide position, has died

Rosemary Durkin, the first woman elected to a citywide position, has died YOUNGSTOWN — Former


Officials: About a dozen stabbed at Texas college

Officials: About a dozen stabbed at Texas college CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Officials say about a


Detroit police: 2 missing in shooting, fire

Detroit police: 2 missing in shooting, fire DETROIT (AP) — Police say two people are missing after


1 arrested in stabbing at Houston-area college

1 arrested in stabbing at Houston-area college CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they have


James Donofrio body found on Ohio River shoreline

James Donofrio body found on Ohio River shoreline YOUNGSTOWN The body of James Donofrio, owner


Recruiter in murder-suicide was 9-year veteran

Recruiter in murder-suicide was 9-year veteran ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Army says a military


5 UN troops, 7 others killed in South Sudan

5 UN troops, 7 others killed in South Sudan JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s military


Police: 6-year-old accidentally shot by 4-year-old

Police: 6-year-old accidentally shot by 4-year-old TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are


2 militia members sue authorities over 2010 raids

2 militia members sue authorities over 2010 raids DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a Michigan-based


NKorea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea

NKorea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea today


Ex Wal-Mart worker guilty in coupon scheme

Ex Wal-Mart worker guilty in coupon scheme INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania Wal-


DA: $1M pike stop likely largest in W. Pa. county

DA: $1M pike stop likely largest in W. Pa. county SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A district attorney says


Pa. diocese alerts public to dead priest’s abuse

Pa. diocese alerts public to dead priest’s abuse WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of


REUNIONS

East High School Class of 1953 will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Denny’s on Route 224 in Boardman.


Stambaugh Pillars elect officers for 2013

Stambaugh Pillars recently elected officers and scheduled events for 2013

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YSU to sponsor Women's football clinic

The event will be Friday at Stambaugh Stadium and the WATTS center


Beatitude House to sponsor wine taste and auction

Wine taste and auction May 3 at The Embassy in Youngstown


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‘Gotta Move’ combines music, storytelling and movements to stimulate brain development

"Gotta Move" combines music, storytelling and movements to stimulate brain development

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Scrappers’ Taylor excited about team’s 15th year in Valley

The Scrappers will open the season June 17.


Prep sports Baseball

Prep sports Baseball Howland9 Canfield8 Next: Howland at Canfield, today, 5 p.m. Inside


Pernetti, Rutgers agree on terms of settlement

Associated Press NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is getting


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Hafner homer ‘Pronks’ Indians in home opener

Hafner hit a tone-setting, three-run homer in the first inning and drove in four runs in his Cleveland homecoming.

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Man sentenced for growing marijuana

By PETER H. MILLIKEN milliken@vindy.com CLEVELAND A man from whom police seized 335 marijuana


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 Warren Police Department, saying that Patrick, 20, had said he was “going to kill someone.”


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Connie Hathorn seeking retirement and rehiring as superintendent

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

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Casino pulls in $21M in 1st month

Associated Press CINCINNATI Ohio’s newest casino raked in $21 million during its first month of


Felonious assault trial gets underway

The victim was hit in the head with a baseball bat.


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Howland edges Canfield in wild AAC baseball game

Howland and Canfield combined for 13 walks, two hit batters, 11 errors, 20 hits and 17 runs through the first six innings.

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Erin Bishop to re-apply for the administrator job

Food service inspection probe ends


newsmakers

newsmakers ‘Judge Judy’ gets 2-year TV deal NEW YORK Judge Judy is increasing her television


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Struthers City Council, caucus at 6:15 p.m., council caucus room; regular


Canfield couple starts coordination company

Looking to get a jump on a burgeoning industry, the Earleys offer services to seniors on the move.


Did dumping in Youngstown affect water in Beaver Falls?

The city gets its water from the Beaver River, which is formed at the confluence of the Mahoning and Shenango rivers.


Its greatness is not its size

Opinion: Its greatness is not its size I want to commend the Vindi- cator for the recent editorial praising


Bike to Work

Bike to Work WARREN The second annual Bike to Work Warren Day will be from 6 to 9 a.m. May 17 at


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Chinese teen teeing it up at Augusta

The 14-year-old is the youngest player in Masters history.

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Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ dies at 87

McClatchy Newspapers LONDON Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter who punched through an old-


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Bad weather is coming to the Valley

The possibility of isolated tornadoes exist

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J.C. Penney ousts CEO Ron Johnson

Associated Press NEW YORK J.C. Penney’s board of directors has ousted CEO Ron Johnson after only


Women charged at Braceville spa arraigned

The two women arrested Thursday during a raid at the Rose Spa, 4300 state Route 5 in Braceville Township, appeared in Newton Falls Municipal Court for arraignment Monday


The superintendent will explain the Revitalization/Choice Plan changes

The superintendent will explain the Revitalization/Choice Plan changes


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of police activity in Canfield city and Austintown: CANFIELD March 23


Colo. man held on $250,000 bond in prisons-chief death

Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A man believed to be a white-supremacist prison- gang


Man charged

Man charged Boardman A Glenwood Avenue man is charged with felonious assault and domestic


Main jail now fully open

Mahoning County’s main jail capacity is about 570 inmates now that it is fully open; 96-bed minimum security jail remains closed to overnight use.


Trustee takes issue with governor’s spokesman

Trustee takes issue with governor’s spokesman


Man charged with trying to lure girls

Jeff A. Wells, 46, of Porter Street in Warren and Lodge Street in Newton Falls, was arraigned Monday in Niles Municipal Court on charges accusing him of attempting to lure three girls from near their home on Heaton Boulevard.


State panel report favors courts, foster parents

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Courts should have authority to end parental rights


City council wants Mooney to stay in Youngstown

City council wants Mooney to stay in Youngstown


Obama: ‘Determined’ on gun control

Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. With time running out on the chance to pass gun- control


Bodies of children removed from NC pit

Associated Press STANLEY, N.C. A North Carolina man tearfully begged authorities to hurry to his


LOTTERies

LOTTERies multistate Jackpot in tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $56 million.


In slap at South, N. Korea suspends work at factory

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea A factory complex that is North Korea’s last major


Source: House to drop Medicaid expansion

Associated Press COLUMBUS A Republican-controlled legislative panel will drop Gov. John Kasich’s


Boardman

Boardman Coach: John Phillips, second year Top returnees: seniors — Nathan Jones (sprints), Will


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2013. There are 266 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Marquise L. Edmonds Sr., 29, of 113 Erskine Ave.,


Suicide blast kills at least 15 in Syria

Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria A suicide car bomber struck Monday in the financial heart of


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Neither vulnerable. North deals. NORTH xA Q 7 uA J 8 vA J 8 5 w10 3 2 WEST EAST


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Angela Maggianetti and Raul Irizarry, Youngstown, girl,


Don’t ease helmet law ban

Opinion: News & Observer, Raleigh (N.C.): Here’s the appropriate cautionary note for members of the General


Attorney general is adamant about going after slum lords

Editorial: 2With those fighting words, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine served notice last week that his


Covelli will open six new restaurants

The company says growing demand has led to expansion


Prep softball results

Poland 10, Austintown Fitch 5 AUSTINTOWN Aleah Hughes, Meredith Testa and Anna Barnhart doubled


Women in trades not treated fairly

Opinion: By Susan Eisenberg McClatchy-Tribune Thirty-five years ago on April 7, President Jimmy Carter


Parto’s offers free golf on April 15

Parto’s offers free golf on April 15 YOUNGSTOWN Parto’s Golf Learning Center will deliver nine


YSU offers a series of guitar recitals

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Guitar is the focus of a monthlong series of free concerts, recitals and


Medicare costs up

Opinion: By Art Kellermann Los Angeles Times Now that the budget “sequester” is in effect, Congress is


Jackie Robinson’s widow says film ‘42’ hits home Breaking barriers

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times NEW YORK Above all else, Rachel Robinson remembers the


Thursday nights at 10 p.m. used to be the crown jewel of the NBC prime-time schedule — the

Thursday nights at 10 p.m. used to be the crown jewel of the NBC prime-time schedule — the home of


Fantasy politics within GOP

Opinion: Almost four years ago, long before the 2012 presidential campaign heated up, CNN took a poll to


Connecticut’s Auriemma chasing 8th NCAA title

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Geno Auriemma has never lost an NCAA championship game. Of


Iron Lady a formidable leader

Opinion: WASHINGTON She had the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe. So said Francois


If you go

If you go What: 25th K.O. Drugs High School Boxing Tournament. When: May 6 & 20 and June 3 & 10


Gulas: K.O. Drugs celebrating 25 years

The event began in 1988.


Concert band in benefit show for SMARTS

Staff report Youngstown The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band (YACCB) will give a benefit


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.97 .40 Avalon


CVS walk-in clinic

CVS walk-in clinic boardman MinuteClinic, a walk-in health care clinic specializing in the


Dem. senator now supports gay unions

Dem. senator now supports gay unions SIOUX FALLS, S.D. South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, who


Annette Funicello, film star and Mousketeer, dies

By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press NEW YORK Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a


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Louisville tops Michigan for national title

Coach Rick Pitino added this title to the one he won at Kentucky in 1996 and is the first coach to win a championship at two schools.

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oddly enough

oddly enough All 18 taxis in NH city pulled off road MANCHESTER, N.H. Odds are you won’t get a