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Man of 2 cities indicted in Liberty ATM gun robbery of woman, child

Denzel D. Searcy, 18, of New Castle, Pa., and Crandall Avenue in Youngstown, has been indicted by a Trumbull County grand jury on two counts of aggravated robbery for the March 7 robbery of a woman and her 6-year-old child at an ATM machine in Liberty Township and a Feb. 27 robbery.


Kokrak one shot off lead in N.C.

Kokrak’s round included an eagle on No. 5 and three birdies.


Wednesday plane crash damages single-engine craft, injures pilot

The crash of the single-engine aircraft at Urban Airport at 2960 Greenville Road at 11:32 a.m. Wednesday damaged the 2001 Vans RV-8 craft and caused minor injuries to the pilot, Robin D. Whitt, 56, of Loves Park, Ill.


Judge praises ACTION's 'average people' who change the Valley

Judge Theresa Dellick applauded the efforts of ACTION members and supporters who are the “average people who make the biggest difference” in the Valley.


2 men indicted in theft of grave marker, statue

Two Masury men accused in the theft of a $36,000 brass statue and grave marker from the Mahoning Valley Memorial Park in Youngstown have been indicted by a Trumbull County grand jury.


Rhode Island becomes 10th state with gay marriage

Rhode Island becomes 10th state with gay marriage PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island today


Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed

Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed BOSTON (AP) — The body of Boston Marathon


Guilty pleas in rape Twitter threat case

Guilty pleas in rape Twitter threat case STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two teenage girls have been


Shots fired at Houston airport; 1 killed

Shots fired at Houston airport; 1 killed HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a man who had fired a gun


Jury convicts 2 associates of NY mayoral candidate

Jury convicts 2 associates of NY mayoral candidate NEW YORK (AP) — Two former associates of a


Judge dismisses motorcycle death lawsuit

Judge dismisses motorcycle death lawsuit YOUNGSTOWN A visiting judge has dismissed a


Shots fired at Houston airport; 1 injured

Shots fired at Houston airport; 1 injured HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say shots have been fired


Mom says woman found after 11 years is doing OK

Mom says woman found after 11 years is doing OK HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a woman who


Navy unveils first squadron of drones

Navy unveils first squadron of drones CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The Navy is inaugurating its first


Investigators think crude oil release was vandalism

Investigators think crude oil release was vandalism BRISTOLVILLE Investigators believe


Winds spur new wildfires near Calif. homes

Winds spur new wildfires near Calif. homes LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire is raging


North Korea sentences US man in possible bid for talks

North Korea sentences US man in possible bid for talks SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A Korean American


Ex-hedge fund manager gets 4 1/2 years in prison

Ex-hedge fund manager gets 4 1/2 years in prison NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund manager at a


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Mayoral candidate Jamael Tito Brown visited

May 2, 2013 | Mayoral candidate Jamael Tito Brown on Vindy Radio

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CASA to celebrate 25 years with court

CASA to celebrate 25 years with court BOARDMAN Mahoning County Casa/GAL Program will celebrate


Man indicted in ATM robbery of woman and child

Man indicted in ATM robbery of woman and child WARREN Denzel D. Searcy, 18, of New Castle, Pa.,


Two indicted in grave marker theft case

Two indicted in grave marker theft case WARREN Two Masury men accused in the theft of a $36,000


Grand jury indicts two accused of stabbing

Grand jury indicts two accused of stabbing WARREN A man and woman accused of stabbing and


Struthers AMVETS needs help to win national Home Depot prize

AMVETS Post 44, winner last fall of $25,000 in the Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook contest, Aprons in Action, is competing this month with 10 other nonprofit finalists across the country for the $250,000 grand prize.


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

Bill and Adria (LeMasters) Sattler of Beaufort, S.C., are announcing the birth of their daughter,


Garage sale correction

Garage sale correction BOARDMAN The annual Cancer Relay Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m.


Brookfield boil advisory lifted for several areas

The boil advisory issued Tuesday in Brookfield Township due to a water-main break has been lifted for the following areas: Warren-Sharon Road between golf Drive and Yankee Run Road, Yankee Run Road, Brookfield Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. F


E. Federal closing this afternoon for National Day of Prayer

East Federal Street between Champion and Market streets will be closed for the National Day of Prayer event from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.


Testing Hermitage weather warning sirens today

The Hermitage Fire Department will conduct its monthly test of the area’s weather warning sirens at 10 a.m. today.


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Kent State rallies past YSU baseball team

The Penguins were unable to hold onto an 8-3 lead.

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Digital era puts squeeze on drive-ins

Like a scene from a blockbuster summer action movie, the digital- projection cliff is rapidly approaching.

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Liberty church offers employment workshop

Community Career Connection is under way at Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church in Liberty.

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Six schools set to join expanding AAC

Boardman, Warren Harding, East, Brookfield, Ashtabula Edgewood and Pymatuning Valley are set to join the AAC.


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Penguins split doubleheader in McCune Park finale

YSU’s softball team will play its home games at a new field on Fifth Avenue next season

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Sales of Lordstown-built Cruzes surge 21% in April

The big three automakers had a good month in April


Austintown board members discuss sale of middle school property

By Josh stipanovich jstipanovich@vindy.com austintown Austintown Board of Education members


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No Crosby, no problem for Penguins in playoff opener

Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp.

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Youngstown council authorizes about $225K for park, rec dept.

Youngstown residents struggle with tests to get city jobs


SPORTS DIGEST || Sharon Speedway races are Saturday

Sharon Speedway races are Saturday Hartford Saturday, there will be another installment of


Prep baseball results

Liberty 11, East 1 LIBERTY Michael Moamis scattered five hits and struck out nine and the


Lawyers possess the tools to promote equality, retired Judge Nate Jones says

Lawyers have the means to convert dreams to reality through the positive use of the law, said Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, a retired federal appeals court judge.


Victorian Players to stage first musical

The Victorian Players Theatre is preparing to stage its first musical.


New 1-act-play festival seeks submissions

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Playhouse will present the 2013 Voices of the Valley New


THE SUMMER'S HOTTEST

If you’re looking for breezy, escapist fare this summer, you’ll find plenty.


Steven Smith offered no final apologies at execution

Steven Smith offered no final apologies at execution


Bucs finally break through against Brewers

Clint Hurdle insisted the Pirates weren’t thinking about their long losing streak against the Brewers.


Bill would extend moratorium on Ohio sweepstakes parlors

Violators could face stiff fines, criminal penalties


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Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley racino wins state OK

The Ohio Racing Commission approved Penn National Gaming’s plan to transfer the company’s horse racing license to the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. Construction at the location, halted over a disagreement on the number of track-view seats, will resume shortly.


Travers to file Monday as independent for Youngstown council president

Candidate criticizes mayor, who is running for president


Man accused in pipe wrench threat

Man accused in pipe wrench threat


Couple robbed

Couple robbed Youngstown A Reel Street couple reported that someone broke into their apartment


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS, Bankruptcies

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Raymond T. Price, 37, of 234 Parkway St., Struthers,


Three finalists for YSU president to visit campus

The visits will be today, Monday and May 8


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Correction: Michael and Kristin Fox, New Middletown, girl,


Penn plans to begin construction soon

By SUSAN TEBBEN stebben@vindy.com COLUMBUS The start of construction at the Austintown racino


career connection | Employment series

career connection | Employment series Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church is offering Community


Web tents, dark foam = caterpillars

By Eric Barrett OSU Extension If your trees have been infested with “web tents” in the forks of


LOTTERY

LOTTERY Wednesday’s numbers OHIO Evening drawings: Pick 33-8-9 Pick 43-6-4-6 Pick


Cortland profit

Cortland profit cortland Cortland Bank reported a first-quarter profit of $830,000, or 18


Justice appeals morning-after case

Justice appeals morning-after case WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Wednesday appealed a


Guerrero likes his chances against Mayweather

Associated Press Las vegas Floyd Mayweather Jr. admitted this week what many have long


Man acquitted of felonious assault against officer

A jury acquitted Marcus Thomas of felonious assault against a police officer, but convicted him of fleeing police.


Prep softball results

Canfield 7, Lake 4 UNIONTOWN Sophomore Rachel Tinkey drove in four runs for the Cardinals


Ohio Right to Work bill called dead on arrival

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A day after news of a GOP-led Right to Work effort


Valley Grows Calendar

AUTHOR, SIGNING Thursday: Greening Your Garden While Protecting the Planet with author Joe Lamp’l.


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x9 6 5 3 2 uK 5 v9 5 wA Q 9 3 WEST EAST


Three tried to protect suspect, FBI says

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING Associated Press BOSTON Three college friends of Boston Marathon


City needs more residents who care

Opinion: City needs more residents who care If all Youngstown residents were as concerned and active as


Gitmo closure elusive; Obama weighs options

Associated Press WASHINGTON Despite President Barack Obama’s new vow, closing the Guantanamo Bay


Armstrong case could hinge on USPS benefit

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight


Plane crash injures pilot in Trumbull

Staff report JOHNSTON The pilot of a small airplane received minor injuries when his aircraft


Surplus clothing

Surplus clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., corner of Fruit St., Youngstown, clothing


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Iron Man 3 (PG-13) sss The playboy industrialist and armored superhero Tony Stark,


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Raised beds aid gardeners

Gardening in raised beds was common before colonial times.


WTG

Today Dance YSU Dance Ensemble Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, Youngstown


Woman disfigured in attack reveals face transplant

Associated Press BOSTON A Vermont woman revealed her new face Wednesday, six years after her ex-


Advocates consider bringing Medicaid issue to Ohio voters

Associated Press COLUMBUS Supporters of extending health coverage to more low-income Ohioans are


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Crestview school board, buildings and grounds committee, 6 a.m., superintendent’s


Time line at issue in convict’s appeal

Associated Press PITTSBURGH A man convicted in the 1993 beating of a woman, then her death 14


Ants no small bother

Q. I have black ants in my flower and vegetable garden beds. How can I get rid of them safely?


Study: Food, skin allergies are on the rise in children

Associated Press NEW YORK Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children,


Jamestown colony Evidence of cannibalism found

Associated Press WASHINGTON Scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found the first solid


"Iron Man 3" delivers a violent finale to trilogy

The third “Iron Man” movie, the finale to this trilogy of Marvel marvels, is the jokiest and cutest of them all. Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gets a kiddie sidekick, for Pete’s sake.


Trouble around the world

Opinion: The Boston Marathon bombings understandably captured the country’s attention. Americans want to know


Raburn, Bauer lead Tribe over Phillies

The Indians have won a season-high four straight games in which they have outscored their foes 39-5.


newsmakers

newsmakers Keith Richards: I don’t own an iPod NEW YORK He’s rock royalty and likes to keep it


Are you thinking?

Opinion: While it is not possible to answer all the e-mails and letters from readers, many are thought-


Woman missing 11 years found alive in Florida

Associated Press LITITZ, Pa. A central Pennsylvania woman who mysteriously disappeared after


Ongoing

Ongoing Parks Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens, open daily from dawn to dusk;


Years Ago

Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2013. There are 243 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


METRO DIGEST || Elm Street homicide investigated

Homicide investigated Youngstown Police continue to investigate the city’s latest homicide.


“Wife Swap” (8 p.m., ABC): The season ends tonight.

“Wife Swap” (8 p.m., ABC): The season ends tonight. “The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m., CBS): Bob


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.43 —.30 Avalon


Boy, 5, shoots 2-year-old sister in Kentucky

Associated Press BURKESVILLE, Ky. In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even


Stocks sink on economic worries

Associated Press NEW YORK Signs of a slowing economy dragged down the stock market Wednesday.


Obama talks self into corner

Opinion: WASHINGTON People who talk incessantly often talk imprecisely, and Barack Obama, who is as


Orb 7-2 favorite in Kentucky Derby

Orb comes into the Derby on a four-race winning streak. He won the Florida Derby in his last start.


PepsiCo drops Mountain Dew ad after criticism

Associated Press NEW YORK PepsiCo once again is learning the risks of celebrity partnerships


Dean has earned re-election as Warren council president

Editorial: There hasn’t been a vote of no- confidence by a majority of the 10-member Warren City Council, nor


Two shops to give away new comics

Staff report All American Cards and Comics, with locations in Warren and Boardman, will celebrate


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS Talent needed for ads, TV and print for amusement park. Shooting May 11 and 12.


Angry workers around world unite on May Day

Associated Press ISTANBUL Workers around the world united in anger during May Day rallies


Potential buyers face shortage of available homes

Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Beth Heinen Bell and her husband, Christian, are sick of


When sports fans go too far

Opinion: Enterprise-Journal, McComb, Miss.: No small measure of people in the South take college football


Pittsburgh mayor behind attack ads

Associated Press PITTSBURGH The city’s lame-duck mayor is behind a TV ad attacking one of the


NIGHTLIFE

Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476 Thu: Karaoke with


Get ready for Liquid Blu nightclub

About four months ago, a large banner was hung outside the entrance of the former Barley's Pub


‘42’ shows America the path to follow

Opinion: By Fred McKissack McClatchy-Tribune Early in the film “42,” Dodgers owner Branch Rickey is asked


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