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Arrangements for slain Shenango Township Officer Jerry McCarthy

Funeral arrangements have been made for Officer William “Jerry” McCarthy.

Phantoms fall, 4-0

Phantoms fall, 4-0 DUBUQUE, IOWA The Youngstown Phantoms’ postseason run came to an end on

MCCTC horticulture program's spring plant sale starts Monday

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center horticulture program’s spring plant sale starts Monday.

Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb splashed through the slop

Final Sundays at Stambaugh is Sunday

The final 2012/2013 Sundays at Stambaugh Sunday will feature the Youngstown Percussion Collective, a non-profit student organization in residence at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music.

3,000 attend 4th Men's Rally in Valley today downtown Youngstown

Bruce Dole began his Saturday with a walk of biblical proportions or, to put it another way, with a cross to bear.

Kokrak three stokes behind co-leaders

Kokrak three stokes behind co-leaders CHARLOTTE, N.C. Despite shooting a one-over par 73 in the

Electrical fire forces evacuation of Southern Park Mall

Staff report boardman An electrical fire forced an evacuation of Southern Park Mall today.

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Harris-Connolly nuptials will take place June 22

Nicole Harris of Austintown and Patrick Connolly of Struthers are engaged, their parents are announcing.

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Harris-Howells engagement is made known

BOARDMAN Annette and David Howells of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their son, Matt

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Cunningham- Tingler vows to be exchanged

HUBBARD Thomas and Susan Cunningham of Hubbard are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

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Gerberry-Kies date chosen, to wed July 5

AUSTINTOWN Ronald and Kathy Gerberry of Austintown are announcing the engagement of their

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Gugliotti-James nuptials set for July ceremony

BOARDMAN Marisa Gugliotti and Ryan James, both of Boardman, are engaged. Their parents are

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Kimberly Mason, Joshua Grossman set wedding date

Kimberly Mason of Canfield and Joshua Grossman of Austintown are announcing their engagement.

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Center to sponsor British soccer camps

SALEM Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., will sponsor British Soccer Camps June 10

Scams directed at senior citizens surface in Ohio, Pa.

Both Ohio and Pennsylvania are reporting scams directed at senior citizens.

Ellwood City woman indicted in embezzlement of credit union

A federal grand jury has indicted Victoria Rozanski, 59, of Ellwood City, Pa., in the embezzlement of more than $100,000 from a church-affiliated credit union she managed.

Israel launches airstrike into Syria

Israel launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site, U.S. officials said Friday night.

Gunshots, trauma listed as cause of death for Boston bomb suspect

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, a funeral director said Friday.

Phantoms, Fighting Saints meet tonight in Game 5

The Phantoms say all the pressure is on the Fighting Saints.

Shenango cop killed after chase of woman with suspended license

Shenango cop killed after chase, woman with suspended license hospitalized

Mahoning engineer defends his hiring of felon

The Mahoning County engineer’s office hired as a laborer a fired Ohio Turnpike toll collector, who stole and repaid $35,949 to the toll road from his state retirement account.

Wright State uses big innings to rout YSU baseball team

After a 50-minute delay due to an umpires’ scheduling conflict, Wright State needed just 20 minutes to put the game away in an 18-4 victory.

Ohio Turnpike service plazas open May 22

The long-awaited new Ohio Turnpike service plazas in New Springfield open May 22.

Mickelson takes charge at Quail Hollow, Kokrak 3 shots down

Phil Mickelson has figured out the secret to the greens at Quail Hollow. Or maybe he’s just had a lot of good bounces for two days.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after Sandy Creek crash

A motorcyclist was flown to a hospital Friday evening after crashing at the Lake-Thompson Road intersection.

East Palestine teen stays in front in LPGA event

East Palestine’s Alex Casi, a Monday qualifier, shot a 76 and missed the cut after opening with a 75 on Thursday.

Discovery program ignites interest in Youngstown schools

Applications will be accepted until the first semester of next school year

SCHEDULE TODAY | Prep sports

Baseball Crestview at Columbiana, 1 p.m.

VA offers hope, help to suicidal veterans

Military veterans are trained in weapons use, making them particularly proficient at committing suicide.

Drug-related deaths drop in Trumbull County

Though 2011 statistics from the Ohio Department of Health showed Trumbull County’s death rate from drug overdose on the rise, the county’s 2012 figures show a big decline.

Indians win fifth game in a row

Drew Stubbs’ RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted Cleveland.

Austintown offers pay raise, zoning inspector gives up on Boardman

Just days after watching the Ohio Racing Commission approve one of the biggest businesses in Austintown, zoning inspector Darren Crivelli was convinced to stay in Austintown.


An average of 18 veterans commit suicide every day. Male veterans are twice as likely as nonveteran males to take their own lives.

Struthers AMVETS aiming to win $250K in online contest

AMVETS Post 44 Commander Jan Brown, left, and post member Dale Pullium of Poland look at their standing in the Home Depot Foundation's Aprons in Action contest. The post is seeking support from the community in the form of votes on the contest's Facebook page through May 31 to win $250,000.

METRO DIGEST || Area Agency on Aging scam

Aging agency scam NILES Recent reports have surfaced in southern

Burnett pitches Pirates past Nationals

Burnett (3-2) gave up five hits and one walk in winning his third straight game after going 0-2 in his first three starts. He also raised his NL-leading strikeout total to 57.

Islanders rally past Penguins to even series

Game 3 is Sunday in New York.

Orthodox Christians mark Good Friday

Father Anthony Demetri, above, reads from within the tomb during the Orthodox Good Friday service


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Remembering May 4, 1970

By Michael Heaton Plain Dealer Reporter Oliver Stone — whose films from the 1980s and ’90s often

Obama doesn’t foresee US ground troops in Syria

Obama doesn’t foresee US ground troops in Syria SAN JOSE, Costa Rica President Barack Obama said

Testing for prostate cancer is vital

Opinion: You know your day, your year and the rest of your life will be impacted when a doctor informs you

Four Valley teams to compete in global contest

The Summit Academy team must raise $7,000 to make the trip

Kentucky Derby field looks to be wide open

The 19-horse field is balanced, with no definitive favorite.

Two face drug charges after investigation

Police found drugs, cash and digital scales at the home

States fear loss of health-care aid

Associated Press WASHINGTON Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of

Don’t blame your local board

Opinion: Don’t blame your local board Charter schools and vouch- ers take money from public school

Boston suspect’s family makes plans for funeral

Associated Press BOSTON The family of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Financial fair

Financial fair youngstown The YWCA of Youngstown and the Mahoning County Financial Stability

Solid job gains ease fears

Associated Press WASHINGTON The U.S. economy showed in April that it’s healthier than many had

$70l,850 was awarded through the Hine Memorial Fund

70 organizations received Youngstown Foundation grants


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Melissa Shandor and Mark Shaw, North Lima, boy, May 1.

Acquitted Guardsman who fired on students dies at 67

Associated Press RAVENNA Larry Shafer, a longtime public servant for the city of Ravenna who was

Today in history

Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2013. There are 241 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Praise service

Praise service southington A praise and worship service will take place at 7 p.m. today at

Security to be tight for Obama at OSU

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio State University officials say security at Sunday’s graduation

Westminster College selects VP for Institutional Advancement

Staff report New wilmington, Pa. Westminster College selected Grady Jones to serve as Vice

Pascha marked this Sunday

This year, the Orthodox Church will celebrate Pascha (Easter in the Western world) on Sunday. The

Society chapter

Society chapter campbell Society of St. John Chrysostom, Youngstown-Warren Chapter, will

Paid acceptances up for incoming class at PSU

Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The number of paid acceptances to Penn State from incoming

Cuts in benefits for Ohio jobless worry many

Associated Press CINCINNATI These days, the only dates Richard Crowe takes his wife on are

voices of faith q & a

Kansas City Star Q. So what do you think God is up to these days? A LITTLE BIRD TELLS US The


newsmakers Arrest of actress caught on video ATLANTA A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon’s

NRA kicks off annual convention in Texas

Associated Press HOUSTON The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday

Rookie is Steelers’ heir apparent at linebacker

Jarvis Jones is not James Harrison. For one thing, there’s the hair.

Project Lead the Way certifies Chaney STEM

Staff report Youngstown Chaney Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics recently


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FrackFree rallies as primary election nears

Activists invite residents from Weathersfield to highlight the burdens of living near a drilling site

Fed’s priorities are confusing

Opinion: Minot Daily News, Minot, N.D.: Remember years ago when North Dakota lawmakers approved legislation

Stocks surge, hit records

Associated Press NEW YORK Stocks surged to all-time highs Friday when a surprisingly good jobs

sunday news shows

sunday news shows Guest lineup Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”:

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “9 to 5, the Musical,” 7:30 p.m.: A live version of the famed 1980

13 are designated master teachers

Staff report Youngstown Thirteen area educators have been designated master teachers by

GED testing set

GED testing set youngstown Official GED testing sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical

kent state university Undergrads can be certified as Enterprise Architects

Staff report Kent Through a unique arrangement between Kent State University and the Enterprise

Laurel Tech team wins gold medals

Staff report Sharon, pa. The Health Occupations Students of America Competition Team from

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .70, 31.93 .06 Avalon

Disaster strikes in Bangladesh as greed trumps worker safety

Editorial: 2— Pope Francis, at a Mass on Wednesday. Pope Francis, who has been the leader of the 1.2 billion

Watching another inmate die

Opinion: COLUMBUS It doesn’t get much more heinous than what Steve Smith did to Autumn Breeze Carter late


By MATT MOORE Associated Press When the doors open today for Free Comic Book Day — an annual

Point Park Univ. to play in national tournament

Point Park Univ. to play in national tournament Salem, Ore. The Point Park Univ. golf team won


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses David C. Medicus, 27, of 4711 Westwood Drive,