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Plane flips at Trumbull airport after sticking in mud on landing

The pilot of a small airplane received minor injuries when his aircraft flipped over during an emergency landing, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher.


Penguins crush Islanders in opener 5-0

Penguins crush Islanders in opener 5-0 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre


Wildfire erupts in windy Southern California

Wildfire erupts in windy Southern California BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire


Arrest made in slaying of Ala. woman holding baby

Arrest made in slaying of Ala. woman holding baby BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police have arrested a


Hubbard man charged with attacking man with van, wrench

A Hubbard man was charged with aggravated menacing, accused of charging another man with a pipe wrench, threatening to hurt him.


Orb installed as 7-2 favorite for Kentucky Derby

Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb drew the No. 16 post on Wednesday.


AAC superintendents approve expansion

Six schools — Boardman, Warren Harding, East, Brookfield, Ashtabula Edgewood and Pymatuning Valley — have been extended invitations to join the conference.


May Day snow storm hits Colo., Wyo., Midwest

May Day snow storm hits Colo., Wyo., Midwest DENVER (AP) — People in parts of Colorado and Wyoming


No verdict yet in Philly abortion doctor’s trials

No verdict yet in Philly abortion doctor’s trials PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury has


FBI: 3 removed backpack from Boston suspect’s room

FBI: 3 removed backpack from Boston suspect’s room BOSTON (AP) — Three college friends of Boston


Wash. inmate being tried for prison guard killing

Wash. inmate being tried for prison guard killing EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state inmate


Texas man convicted in killing yells at judge

Texas man convicted in killing yells at judge GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The start of the trial


Man chugs rum, nearly drowns in Fla. sewer

Man chugs rum, nearly drowns in Fla. sewer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South


3 men charged in connection with Boston bomb case

3 men charged in connection with Boston bomb case BOSTON (AP) — Three men who attended college


Cannibalism evidence discovered at Jamestown

Cannibalism evidence discovered at Jamestown NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Archaeologists and forensic


EBay monitoring listings of Boston Marathon medals

EBay monitoring listings of Boston Marathon medals EBay says it is monitoring listings to ensure


Couple want to know who took sex toys, snake and TV

Couple want to know who took sex toys, snake and TV Youngstown A Reel Street couple reported


Police continue investigation into latest city homicide

Police continue investigation into latest city homicide Youngstown Police continue to


Three more Boston marathon bombing suspects arrested

Three more Boston marathon bombing suspects arrested


Struthers AMVETS Post 44 competes in Home Depot contest

Struthers AMVETS Post 44 competes in Home Depot contest STRUTHERS AMVETS Post 44, winner last


Cruze sales increased by a stellar 21 percent in April

Cruze sales increased by a stellar 21 percent in April General Motors reported today that sales of


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Mayoral candidate John McNally

May 1, 2013 | Mayoral candidate, John McNally, on Vindy Radio

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State racing commission OKs license transfer to Austintown racino

State racing commission OKs license transfer to Austintown racino COLUMBUS The Ohio Racing


Neighborhood cleanup in Warren Saturday

The Austin-Starlite Neighborhood Association is having a “Clean Drains Before the Rains” event on streets that easily flood because of clogged, trash filled drains and drainage ways.


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

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


Open house Sunday for Howland SOV

Shepherd of the Valley – Howland, 4100 N. River Road, is having an open house of its independent-living homes from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.


15 Valley schools among 90 in Ohio honored for achievements

Fifteen Mahoning Valley schools were recognized through Ohio’s new Schools of Honor program.


211 emergency training offered May 10 in Mercer

The United Way of Mercer County and Grove City Area United Way have teamed up to provide 211 training to other areas.


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Maple Syrup from Mill Creek Metroparks to be sold for charity

What started as an experiment has now turned into a fundraiser for Mill Creek MetroParks and the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association.

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Legal poker website up and running in Nev.

Poker devotees can now skip the smoky casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch — at least in the state of Nevada.

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Natural gas plant will go online by year's end in New Middletown

NiSource officials say the plant will be operational by year's end


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Padulo helps Phantoms tie series

The decisive game 5 is Saturday night in Iowa.

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South Range takes control of ITCL Tier One

The Raiders have beaten the rival Springfield Tigers twice in two days.


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Dr. Cyril Wecht believes killers of JFK, RFK, MLK had help

Worked on numerous high-profile cases

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Champion holds off Girard in eight innings

The win keeps Champion undefeated against Girard this century. The Indians have not beaten the Golden Flashes in 14 years.


Austintown officials to meet with racing commission again

Ohio Racing Commission is set to discuss the plans and possibly vote on the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course.


Trumbull County Wireless 911 service improves starting today

Delayed several years by a lawsuit, today Trumbull County 911 will have the capability to locate wireless calls.


ESPN regrets Broussard comment

Associated Press NEW YORK ESPN says that it regrets the “distraction” caused by one of its


Plans brewing for new beer fest downtown Youngstown

Staff report Youngstown Plans are underway for a new, multiday beer festival this October in


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O’Neill, Krigger chasing Derby history

Only six trainers have won consecutive Derbies in 138 years, and no black jockey has won since 1902.

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Dooney's Downtown Grille closes its doors

A new operator is currently renovating the space with plans to open soon

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15 Valley schools honored for academic achievement

The Mahoning Valley schools are among 90 across Ohio


State board members withdraw request for Hawaii trip

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Two members of a public-employee pension board have


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YSU President Anderson bids farewell

Cynthia E. Anderson, outgoing president of Youngstown State University, received a standing ovation Tuesday for her years of service. Anderson is retiring July 1 after three years as YSU president and delivered her final State of the University address.

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Penguins, Islanders open series tonight

The Pittsburgh Penguins are heavy favorites to lift the Stanley Cup sometime in the next two months.

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SPORTS DIGEST || Anthony Stanko quits Penn State football

Anthony Stanko quits Penn State football READING, Pa. Offensive guard Anthony Stanko, from


Police face discipline in deadly car chase

Associated Press CLEVELAND A dozen Cleveland police supervisors face internal discipline charges


Obama hints at potential military action in Syria

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S.


Former Indians ace Cliff Lee set to face old team

By Sheldon Ocker Akron Beacon Journal CLEVELAND Cliff Lee will make the first start of his


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Indians’ home run barrage buries Phillies

The Indians set a major league high this season for homers in a game.

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NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Billy Baldwin fights to save wrestling Actor and wrestling advocate Billy Baldwin is


METRO DIGEST || National Day of Prayer is Thursday

National Day of Prayer is Thursday National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday. The church


Warren woman sentenced to six months in jail in traffic death

Debra Paden, who hit and killed 19-year-old-pedestrian Josh J. Kale, 19, March 17, 2012, is sentenced to six months in the Trumbull County jai.


Prison staff say inmate awaiting execution is ‘calm’

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Prison staff described the Mansfield man set for


All Rise America tour to stop in Youngstown

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The National Association of Drug Court Professionals will be in


Bomb kills 3 NATO troops, 9 Afghans

Bomb kills 3 NATO troops, 9 Afghans KABUL Roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed three NATO


POLICE CALLS IN CANFIELD, AUSTINTOWN

police Calls A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown: CANFIELD CITY


Ohio attorney general seeks to close sweepstakes parlor

Attorney general alleges the Austintown sweepstakes parlor is violating the state’s moratorium


Collins wants to keep playing in NBA

The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1


Ohio soon may have state artifact

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Ohio is a signature away from designating an official


Eastminster Presbytery camp continues maple sugaring tradition

Some of the sugar maples tapped are 120 years old.


The victims may also be suspects, the police chief says

One man is dead and two others were shot


Pittsburgh to buy crime cameras

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh City Council plans to spend $1.1 million on surveillance


FDA to probe added caffeine in food

Associated Press WASHINGTON For people seeking an energy boost, companies are increasing their


Toddler is youngest to get windpipe made in laboratory

Associated Press CHICAGO A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from


NYC school menu all-vegetarian

Associated Press NEW YORK A New York City elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu,


Backers of charter amendment are using manufactured issues

Opinion: Backers of charter amendment are using manufactured issues The issues that form the basis for


Ricin-case suspect tried to throw away tainted materials, federal affidavit says

Los Angeles Times A Mississippi martial-arts teacher tried to throw away ricin-tainted materials


Man who killed wife gets 11 years in prison

Daniel Wellington is going to prison for 11 years in the Aug. 5, 2011, strangulation death of his wife, Doris.


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Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, May 1, the 121st day of 2013. There are 244 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Information-sharing before Boston bombings under review

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Tuesday his counterterrorism bureaucracy


Consumer confidence increases

Associated Press WASHINGTON Americans are more optimistic the job market is healing and will


Farmers rated among best banks

Farmers rated among best banks canfield For the second- consecutive year, Farmers National


Lawmakers seek to form drinking water task force

Panel would help locals find funding


Woman dies in Niles house fire

A 70-year-old woman died in a fire at her house on Ohio Avenue near Waddell Park


Apple selling record amount in bonds

Associated Press NEW YORK Apple Inc. began selling $17 billion in bonds Tuesday, one of the


Back to the 50s wouldn’t be a bad trip

Opinion: Addressing a meeting of Planned Parenthood last Friday, President Obama accused pro-lifers of


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Edward A. Romisher, 61, of 45 Crestline Place,


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Ice House Inn does it up right

Burger Guyz tackle the fare at the Ice House Inn.

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ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Well-groomed man is sought in Rogaine, pill thefts GOLDEN, Colo. Authorities in


New foodie

New foodie There’s a new kid on the block, and she’s eager to share her thoughts with you in her


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Larry and Angela Lee, Mineral Ridge, girl, April 29. Todd


Town hopes for jobs tapping California’s huge oil formation

Taft was once a bustling oil town, and with a boom in hydraulic fracturing, the town hopes those days will return


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Mahoning County Commissioners, 10 a.m., courthouse basement, 21 W. Boardman St.,


Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots’ gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods

MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer New york The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots” has earned a


Proposal to barge fracking waste stirs debate

Ohio River would be used to move wastewater to disposal locations


Athens supports waste ban

The Athens Messenger Athens County commissioners have voted to support proposed state legislation


Charter amendment is activism gone too far

Some environmentalists are willing to sacrifice economic development for the amendment


Pennsylvania considers fees for water extraction

Oil and gas industry, bottled water companies could be affected


Groups seek info on chemicals

Associated Press A coalition of environmental and landowner groups is appealing a district


ABC’s “Family Tools,” debuting tonight, stars J.K. Simmons as a retiring handyman

ABC’s “Family Tools,” debuting tonight, stars J.K. Simmons as a retiring handyman who has to turn


Select nominations for the 2013 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, announced Tuesday:

Select nominations for the 2013 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, announced Tuesday: Best Play:


After the ‘red line’ is crossed, what’s next?

Opinion: There is something bizarre about the debate over how the United States should respond to the Syrian


Bus trips to historic homes in 2 cities

Staff report WARREN The Sutliff Museum will sponsor one-day bus trips to elegant homes in Erie,


Guilty of being poor

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Ebenezer Scrooge, the Dickens character, perfectly personified the


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.73 .23 Avalon


Close the book of firsts

Opinion: WASHINGTON I am so looking forward to the end of firsts. We live in an era of firsts, which is a


The more everyone knows about Sunshine, the better

Editorial: It was encouraging to see a number of veteran public officials attend a three-hour seminar held by


Dish out your idea

Dish out your idea Do you have a favorite restaurant that has a signature dish you’d like us to


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

Valley roustabout endures 13 hour shifts of gritty labor to provide for his family


Many like Malbec

Many like Malbec Argentinian Malbec is a popular choice among American wine lovers these days.


Another kind of terror

Opinion: Another kind of terror Philadelphia Inquirer: The Boston Marathon bombings have reminded Americans


Understanding city’s charter amendment

The city of Youngstown is being asked to vote on a proposed charter amendment May 7. The entire


An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal

An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal


STEUBENVILLE Grand jury finishes 1st day in rape case

Associated Press COLUMBUS A grand jury Tuesday began investigating whether other laws were


Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. of ‘Iron Man 3’ An iron-clad relationship

DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES There’s something of the old married couple about


ODNR chief testifies in Washington

Associated Press Ohio’s top oil and gas regulator went to Washington in April to advocate


Aquatech opens new plant

Aquatech opens new plant TIOGA, PA. A Pennsylvania firm has opened a new plant to treat and


HEALTH-CARE LAW Forms have been simplified but to apply, prepare to detail finances

Associated Press WASHINGTON After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration Tuesday


We leased 22 acres on the east side of Jacobs Road, just south of McGuffey Road in Youngstown. Is

We leased 22 acres on the east side of Jacobs Road, just south of McGuffey Road in Youngstown. Is


Hess, OAO reach deal

Hess, OAO reach deal NEW YORK The Hess Corp. has entered into an agreement with OAO LUKOIL to


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