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Kokrak three shots behind leader Mickelson

The Warren JFK graduate is 6-under par after two rounds at the Quail Hollow Club.


No Medicaid decision from Fla. Legislature

No Medicaid decision from Fla. Legislature TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democratic leaders


Sheen supports sons’ removal from ex-wife’s care

Sheen supports sons’ removal from ex-wife’s care LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen supports a


Utah soccer league hiring security after ref hit

Utah soccer league hiring security after ref hit SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah soccer league that


Bombing probe takes investigators into Mass. woods

Bombing probe takes investigators into Mass. woods BOSTON (AP) — The family of slain Boston


Solar plane leaves Calif. on cross-country trip

Solar plane leaves Calif. on cross-country trip MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered


Megadeth coming to Covelli Centre

Megadeth coming to Covelli Centre


Comedian Steve Sabo comes to Funny Farm

Comedian Steve Sabo comes to Funny Farm By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Comedian Steve


US employers add 165K jobs; rate falls to 7.5 pct.

US employers add 165K jobs; rate falls to 7.5 pct. WASHINGTON (AP)— The U.S. economy showed last


New turnpike plazas to open May 22

New turnpike plazas to open May 22 NEW SPRINGFIELD The new Mahoning Valley and Glacier Hills


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Youngstown mayoral candidate Matthew Smith

May 3, 2013 | Matthew Smith joins Louie Free and David Skolnick on Vindy Radio

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AMVETS Post 44 trying to win $250,000

AMVETS Post 44 trying to win $250,000 AMVETS Post 44 trying to win $250,000 STRUTHERS


Shenango Township officer killed in traffic crash

Shenango Township officer killed in traffic crash NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) A western Pennsylvania


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS NARFE Chapter 14 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Saxon Club. John Johnson,


CASA/GAL dinner will take place today

CASA/GAL dinner will take place today Boardman The 25th anniversary dinner for the Mahoning


Vienna man indicted in Papa John's robbery

A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted Robert J. Mealy, 22, of Sunnydale Drive, Vienna, on one count of aggravated robbery in the March 18 robbery of Papa John’s restaurant, 1976 Elm Road NE in Howland Township.


Warren couple face 30-plus years if convicted of stabbing, robbing neighbors

A man and woman accused of stabbing and robbing two men in the Arhaven Mobile Home Park in Braceville Township March 14 have been indicted by a Trumbull County grand jury.


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Economic data hold hope for hiring gains

Fewer Americans are losing their jobs. Employers are struggling to squeeze more work from their staffs. The U.S. is producing so much oil that imports are plunging, narrowing the trade deficit.

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It’s hammer time for McDonald’s Tayala at Kent State

Tayala won the hammer throw at last week’s Penn Relays.

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The ups and downs of gas prices

Drivers have seen gas prices go up in the Valley, but this activity is normal for the spring season, according to experts.

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Covelli surplus tops $60K for 1st quarter

Highlights were two sold-out concerts


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Kokrak one shot off lead in Wells Fargo Championship

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

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Hagan introduces medical marijuana bills

House Bill 153 would allow medical marijuana use

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Baker pitches Canfield over Lakeview

The Cardinals’ senior is headed for Wittenberg University.

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Speaker: ACTION members 'do the most to change the world'

Judge Theresa Dellick, keynote speaker, cited the “average people who make the biggest difference.”

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Williams: Lots to love about Phantoms’ playoff run

Saturday night, the Phantoms and Dubuque Fighting Saints will battle for the right to advance to the USHL Clark Cup Final.


Schwartz retires as YSU golf coach

The women’s program began in 1996 and Schwartz is the only coach the Penguins have had.


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YSU’s first presidential finalist meets faculty, students, community

More than 50 people from the campus community attended Thursday’s forum

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Ursuline uses big inning to stay perfect

The win was the 15th straight for Ursuline to start the season, adding to the best start ever during Sean Durkin’s coaching tenure.


Chief of staff Kitchen, retired chief Hughes will run for mayor

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The winner of Tuesday’s Democratic primary for


Magistrate approves protection order for Warren councilman, wife

A magistrate has issued an emergency temporary civil protection order against a man who Warren City Council President Bob Dean says has been harassing him and his wife.


Officials say Bristolville oil spill vandalism

Investigators believe the spill of 1,680 gallons of crude oil from a tank at an “old-style” gas and oil well in Bristol Township was an act of vandalism.


State lawmakers want to improve voter information updates

They say it takes too long for information to get to the boards of election


On the links with Alex Casi

On the links with … Alex Casi Today: The East Palestine graduate shot a 4-over par 75 in the


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Music, dance, hope fuel Day of Prayer in Youngstown

Brides of Christ Worship team performs a song and dance at the National Day of Prayer observance in downtown Youngstown Thursday.

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SJIHM students excel at English Festival

Seventh and eighth-grade students from St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary School, along with their

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Library hosts Fitch art show

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Art by Austintown Fitch students was on display April 15-22 in

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Fitch choir performs at Woodside

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Members of the Austintown Fitch Choir performed at Woodside

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Care center celebrates young children

The Poland-Boardman Child Care Center celebrated the National Week of the Young Child from April

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Local gymnasts compete at Level 8 regionals

The USA Gymnastics Level 8 Regional Championship was held recently at Bowling Green University.

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Greenhouse work creates young green thumbs

Union Elementary School recently assembled a greenhouse as a tool to teach students about nature and caring for plants.

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Poland briefs

Couch to 5K program under way The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second


Poland sports briefs

Benefit golf outing set The Brett Wilcox benefit golf outing will be July 21 at Lakeside Golf


Girl Scouts spruce up Fair Park

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Girl Scout Cadets from Troop 80261 working on their Silver

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Shepas launches bid for trustee

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Austintown native Bruce Shepas announced his plans to run

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Students get lesson in international diplomacy

Thirty-eight Boardman High School students participated in Model United Nations Conference at

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Canfield briefs

Couch to 5K program under way The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second


Boys track defeats Lake

The Boardman boys track team improved its Federal League record to 3-1 with a 91-46 victory over the


Canfield sports briefs

Benefit golf outing set The Brett Wilcox benefit golf outing will be July 21 at Lakeside Golf


Wyant excels at state gymnastics meet

Emily Wyant, a senior at Fitch High School, attended the Xcel State Championships on April 7.

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Youth group goes hungry for good cause

The Canfield Presbyterian Church youth group participated in a 30-hour famine April 26-27 to benefit people in need around the world.

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Shoppers flock to Angels’ sale

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Thousands of bargain hunters headed for the 19th annual

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MCCTC career center throws Trash Bash

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com MCCTC hosted the sixth annual Trash Bash and Fashion show

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Canfield inducts new National Honor Society class

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Canfield High School held its annual National Honor Society

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CARDINAL CORNER: ALEX GEORDAN

The week of May 6 is a special week for recognitions throughout our school district. We should all


Career center throws Trash Bash

MCCTC hosted the sixth annual Trash Bash and Fashion show April 22 in honor of Earth Day. The Trash Bash featured a fashion show from students in the multimedia academy (graphic and visual arts), as well as a few from the child development classes.

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Lacrosse club comes to Canfield

This spring is the first season for the Canfield Lacrosse Club. Canfield Lacrosse is a club sport

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Local gymnast earns state championship

Canfield resident Shane Lindstrom became the state champion in his age group on high bars on March

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Local gymnasts compete at Level 8 regionals

The USA Gymnastics Level 8 Regional Championship was held recently at Bowling Green University.

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Career center throws Trash Bash

MCCTC hosted the sixth annual Trash Bash and Fashion show April 22 in honor of Earth Day.

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Team Burke preps for 2013 Relay

Team Burke will be participating in the Boardman Relay for Life on May 17-18. The team, comprised

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Boardman sports briefs

BGMS girls track wins meet The Boardman Glenwood Middle School girls track team won a triangular


West Boulevard Elementary has BOGO book fair

The fifth annual “buy one, get one free” book fair was hosted by the PTA at West Boulevard Elementary School the week of April 22.

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Local gymnasts compete at Level 8 regionals

The USA Gymnastics Level 8 Regional Championship was held recently at Bowling Green University.

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Girls track team third at county meet

The Boardman girls track team placed third at the Mahoning County Championships on April 20 at


Smart Money teaches toddlers value

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Poland librarian Amanda Kollar led a Smart Money story time

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Team Burke preps for 2013 Relay

Team Burke will be participating in the Boardman Relay for Life on May 17-18. The team, comprised

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Austintown briefs

Couch to 5K program under way The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second


Gymnast qualifies for nationals

The USA Gymnastics Level 9 and Level 10 regional championships were held last past weekend in

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Zoo stories for twos and threes

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Poland librarian Vikki Peck hosted a story time for 2- and 3

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Fitch track teams defeat Canfield

The Fitch girls track team defeated Canfield 96-39 on April 23. Top performer for Fitch was Ebony


Mayor’s race a real yawner

Opinion: The Democratic primary for the Youngstown mayoral race can best be summed up in one word: quiet.


newsmakers

newsmakers Music City mourns the late George Jones NASHVILLE, Tenn. Numerous friends of the


“Economic growth will lead to modest increases in demand going forward, but the supply will

“Economic growth will lead to modest increases in demand going forward, but the supply will also


Judge dismisses motorcycle death lawsuit

Judge dismisses motorcycle death lawsuit


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Stephen and Christine Murphy, Youngstown, boy, May 1. Chad


Howland woman convicted of prostitution at Braceville spa

Howland woman convicted of prostitution at Braceville spa


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Adam R. Benderman, 24, of 5234 Swiss Air Drive,


oddly enough

oddly enough Montana man loses bird over mistaken identity GREAT FALLS, Mont. A beloved macaw


birthdays

birthdays Folk singer Pete Seeger is 94. Actress Ann B. Davis (“The Brady Bunch”) is 87. Actor


Profits up for two Utica operators

Production results at Chesapeake and Halcon meeting expectations


BRIDGE

BRIDGE Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH xQ 5 uA Q J vK Q 6 2 wA 5 4 2 WEST EAST


RI becomes 10th state to allow gay marriage

Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation’s 10th state to


Horseshoe owners to pay $79M for Higbee building

Associated Press CLEVELAND The owners of the downtown Cleveland casino are planning to pay $79


Obama, Mexican president discuss economy, security

Associated Press MEXICO CITY President Barack Obama sought Thursday to tamp down a potential


Man killed after firing shot at Houston airport

Associated Press HOUSTON A man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston’s largest


Minn., Wis. schoolchildren get unusual May snow day

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day


METRO DIGEST || Grave theft charges

Grave theft charges WARREN Two Masury men accused in the theft of a $36,000 brass statue and


mahoning county The following people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury:

Rodney Carter, 31, of Drummond Avenue, felonious assault and child endangering. Maurice J. Dow,


Nets top Bulls to even series at 3 games each

Associated Press CHICAGo Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and


Ohio poised to give rebate to employers

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio employers could see $1 billion in cash rebates this summer from


STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE Grand jury takes break; teens admit making ‘bad tweets’ ‘

Associated Press COLUMBUS An eastern Ohio grand jury has adjourned for three weeks while


Internet cafe owners accept plea deal, agree to testify

Associated Press CLEVELAND The owners of two Internet cafes raided two weeks ago in the


AG rejects prayer amendment paperwork

The proposal would allow prayer in Ohio schools


Court: Towns have right to trump state in fracking law

Court: Towns have right to trump state in fracking law Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. New


Manziel talks football, friends and rising fame

Associated Presss NEW ORLEANS Johnny Manziel has decided he’s not going to allow the pitfalls


Study tracks increase in suicides committed by middle-aged Ohioans

Associated Press CI NCINNATI A new report shows that the suicide rate among middle-aged Ohio


More prep softball results

Poland 2, North Allegheny 1 WEXFORD, PA. Kasie Serich scattered five hits and a walk and struck


Penguins’ defense has dominated Islanders

Pittsburgh has allowed just one goal to the Islanders in the last 10 periods played at Consol Energy Center.


Hagel: US rethinks arming rebels

Hagel: US rethinks arming rebels WASHINGTON The Obama administration is rethinking its


Man in western Ohio dies after mower tips into lake

Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ohio Authorities say a man died after the riding mower he was


Fresh off victory, NRA gathers

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas The National Rifle Association has spent much of the past year


METRO DIGEST || Prom patrols this weekend in Boardman

Prom patrols BOARDMAN Boardman Police Department will be supplementing its regular patrols with


Charter issue like a loaded gun

Opinion: Charter issue like a loaded gun Never give a loaded gun to a crazy person, because not only might


Team BSS Fitness

Team BSS Fitness boardman At Team BSS Fitness, 1221 W. Western Reserve Road, full CrossFit


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Pletcher took cue from legendary Lukas

At 77, Lukas has 13 Triple Crown wins, including four at the Derby, and is the sport’s elder statesman.

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Thai teenager leads LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship

Ariya Jutanugarn was in attack mode all day at the Kingsmill Championship — and it paid off.


Florida rock band just can’t stop touring Shinedown showcase

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com If the past decade has taught us anything about


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” 8 p.m.: Easy Street Productions brings


Pickups key for GM

Pickups key for GM DETROIT New cars were key for General Motors in the first quarter. New


Keep a tight rein on casinos

Opinion: Keep a tight rein on casinos Marietta Times: Perhaps operators of the still-new Horseshoe Casino


Years Ago

Today is Friday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2013. There are 242 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Inside the ropes with Jason Kokrak

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


SEC’s ESPN network to debut in 2014

Associated Press ATLANTA The Southeastern Conference and ESPN on Thursday announced a 20-year


Protection of oceans crucial

Opinion: By Lee Crockett McClatchy-Tribune As a young Coast Guardsman in the 1970s, I saw the problems we


CORRECTION

CORRECTION Shinedown will appear in concert Sunday at Covelli Centre with opening act Airbourne.


NJ governor signs overdose measure

Associated Press PATERSON, N.J. Just a few months after his daughter survived a drug overdose,


Harrisburg bishop dies unexpectedly

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Bishop Joseph McFadden, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of


House GOP up to same old tricks

Opinion: Since winning the House in 2010, Republicans have gained a well-deserved reputation for negativity,


Blues singer-songwriter in concert at library

Staff report WARREN Blues singer-songwriter Kristine Jackson of Cleveland will perform at 6:30


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.88 .45 Avalon


All things considered, they’d be better off in Philadelphia

Editorial: Hawaii may be the closest thing to paradise on U.S. soil, but public employees or officials are


Obama nominates 2 for economic posts

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama chose two old friends with corporate


FDA review of chemical’s safety affects $1B industry

Associated Press WASHINGTON It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40


More prep baseball results

Cardinal Mooney 9, Girard 4 GIRARD A five-run third inning broke open a 1-1 tie for the


Boardman briefs

Couch to 5K program under way The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second


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