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David Ragan steals last-lap victory at Talladega

David Ragan steals last-lap victory at Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — David Ragan used a

Kunitz’s OT goal rescues Pens

Kunitz’s OT goal rescues Pens UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Kunitz scored his second power-play

Heat’s James wins MVP again

Heat’s James wins MVP again MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA’s Most

Pelfrey, Twins stop Indians’ winning streak, 4-2

Pelfrey, Twins stop Indians’ winning streak, 4-2 CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Pelfrey pitched six

Nationals beat Pirates

Nationals beat Pirates PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Moore hit a three-run homer and Danny Espinosa

YSU student rings closing bell at NASDAQ

YSU student rings closing bell at NASDAQ Staff report NEW YORK Kevin Barron, senior finance

Bride-to-be, four other women killed in limo fire

Bride-to-be, four other women killed in limo fire Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO The mother

Tree-killing beetle invades Columbus; 8,600 trees taken down

Tree-killing beetle invades Columbus; 8,600 trees taken down Associated Press COLUMBUS

All systems go for six major highway projects in Valley

All systems go for six major highway projects in Valley By SUSAN TEBBEN

Obama urges 10,000 OSU grads to fight for what they believe in

Obama urges 10,000 OSU grads to fight for what they believe in Associated Press COLUMBUS Tens

Here’s your chance to meet, greet Ed O’Neill of ‘Modern Family’

Here’s your chance to meet, greet Ed O’Neill of ‘Modern Family’ Staff report YOUNGSTOWN

Israeli warplanes attack Syria again, setting off explosions

Israeli warplanes attack Syria again, setting off explosions Staff report BEIRUT Israeli

Mr., Mrs. Stubbs mark milestone: 50th anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stubbs Sr. were honored May 4 at Blue Wolf in Boardman for their

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Jacobsons celebrate 60th anniversary

LOWELLVILLE Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacobson of Lowellville celebrated their 60th wedding

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Rosses celebrate 50th with party hosted by family

PETERSBURG Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ross of Petersburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 4

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Butchers honored for 50th anniversary

MINERAL RIDGE Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Butcher of Mineral Ridge were honored by their children at a

Yo-Mah-O Chapter honors professionals

Administrative professionals received recognition recently.

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Akron Children's to honor Clear Channel

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will honor Clear Channel Youngstown at May 14 event.


TUESDAY Clotilda Club, an auxiliary of Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at Denny’s in Boardman


55-Plus Club of Mineral Ridge will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church. Hostesses are


WEDNESDAY Fortnightly IV will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and installation of officers. Dottie


Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, open exercise at

Buy and buy, Girls Night Out offers fun

The annual shopping and dinner event will be offered for two nights this year.

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Home Savings named title sponsor of event

Home Savings named title sponsor of event POLAND Home Savings Charitable Foundation is the title

Rural Pa. fire department eligible for training, equipment grants

State Sen. Robert Robbins, R-50th, is encouraging volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities with fewer than 10,000 residents and where forest and brush fires are common to apply for grants of up to $7,500 for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires.

Spring clean-up this week in Weathersfield

Weathersfield Township’s 2013 Spring Clean-Up program will be this week.

Sharon gets state grant to improve downtown district

The city of Sharon has been approved for a $292,500 Keystone Communities Public Improvement grant for work to revitalize and improve its downtown business district, according to Sen. Bob Robbins and Representative Mark Longietti.

A labor of love ends after 41 great years

Opinion: Dennis B. Mangan, Vindicator editorial page editor, writes a farewell column as retirement approaches.

Wright’s State’s Hoelzel pitches win against Youngstown State

Wright’s State’s Hoelzel pitches win against Youngstown State By steve wilaj

Officials plan Round 2 in Warren’s war on drugs

The problems associated with drugs in the Warren area need more than just police officers and federal agents hauling away people in handcuffs, says commander of the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force.

Saints rebound to oust Phantoms

Dubuque goalie Arthur Brey blanked Youngstown

Turnout for Tuesday’s primary is expected to be low

Early voting has been slow

OHSAA voting now on competitive balance proposal

Previous efforts to tweak have failed

MVSD seeks OK for rate increases

By JORDAN COHEN The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District has informed its member

YSU trustees want more say in hiring

One trustee said the changes are to clarify policies

Kokrak 3 back in PGA’s Wells Fargo

Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney have the lead

Thousands of men gather for Christian rally at Covelli

By SEAN BARRON YOUNGSTOWN Bruce Dole began his Saturday with a walk of

Optimist meet athletes dance around their proms

Fitch won the girls track meet

High school baseball results

Niles 9, Poland 4 POLAND Jake Foster pitched a complete game and a six-run fourth inning

Blue Jay 5K to raise funds for greenhouse

Staff report NORTH JACKSON The second annual Blue Jay 5K will kick off at 9 a.m. May 26 behind

Funeral plans set for Shenango officer

Staff Report NEW castle, pa. Funeral arrangements have been made for Shenango Township Police

Youngstown fire damages neighboring South Side home

Staff Report youngstown A vacant house fire damaged a nearby home Saturday afternoon.

Downtown Youngstown's ups & downs

Dominic Marchionda, NYO Property Group managing member, is transforming this long-vacant Wick Building at 34 W. Federal St. into a 52-unit rental and extended-stay living facility. Marchionda also said a deal with a nationally known hotel chain to build a 110-room hotel at the Stambaugh Building, 44 E. Federal St., should be announced shortly. ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR

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YSU track & field

YSU track & field Ypsilanti, Mich. Two Youngstown State men and two women picked up individual

METRO DIGEST || Sharon business district set for improvements

Sharon improvements Sharon, Pa. The city of Sharon has been approved for a $292,500 Keystone

Valparaiso takes twinbill from YSU softball team

Youngstown State needs a win or a loss by Green Bay to qualify for the Horizon League Tournament.

Indians’ Kazmir wins to end 3-year drought

Former Scrapper Jason Kipnis had three hits

Jolted Penguins receive wake-up alarm

Dan Bylsma expects the Islanders’ arena to be rocking

Regan Smith wins Nationwide race

Kasey Kahne appeared to hold off Smith and Joey Logano, but a review by NASCAR of when a caution was thrown on the last lap gave Smith the victory and Logano second place.

Sundays at Stambaugh ends season

YOUNGSTOWN The final 2012/2013 Sundays at Stambaugh Sunday will feature the Youngstown Percussion

Nationals rally past Pirates in ninth

The Pirates had been unbeatable this season when they took a lead into the ninth inning.

Noah, Belinelli help Bulls eliminate Nets

Associated Press NEW YORK Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also

7 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

7 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan Seven U.S. soldiers and a member of the

Riding with … Dave Blaney

Riding with … Dave Blaney Saturday: Qualifying for today’s Aaron’s 499 was rained out. Qualifying

Win, Place & Show | Results of the 139th Kentucky Derby

HorseWgtPP1/4M1/2M 3/4M1MStrFinJockeyOdds Orb1261516-11/216-117-15- 1/22-21/21-21/2Rosario5.40

Edwards awarded pole at Talladega

Associated Press TALLADEGa, ALA. Steady rain Saturday washed out qualifying at Talladega


LOTTERY Saturday’s numbers OHIO evening drawings: Pick 38-5-8 Pick 40-7-1-1 Pick

Prep softball results

Ursuline 3, Willoughby South 2 CHARDON Winning pitcher Makayla Shore (13-3) struck out five

Hard pill to swallow

Associated Press NEW YORK Allison Guarino understands the controversy over new rules allowing 15

Area golf calendar

May 1-22 — Penn State-Behrend Summer Beginners Golf Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays

Sloppy, but sure: Orb wins muddy Kentucky Derby

Way back in the pack heading into the final turn, Orb was calm even if his jockey wasn’t.

Kasich blasts tax-plan opposition

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio Gov. John Kasich had some critical words for the Ohio Chamber of

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Saturday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-over-par 73 in the third round of the Wells Fargo

Gun-control advocates, NRA say battle is far from over

Associated Press HOUSTON The leadership of the National Rifle Association is telling its members

oddly enough

oddly enough 9-inch helicopter retrieved from Ohio courthouse statue MARION, Ohio A dustup

Feds pressure widow, friends in bomb case

Associated Press BOSTON Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan

METRO DIGEST || MCCTC plant sale starts Monday

MCCTC plant sale CANFIELD Mahoning County Career and Technical Center horticulture program’s


COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY New complaints Famous Enterprises v. East End Lumber and Supply LLC,


newsmakers Rolling Stones launch tour with energetic set LOS ANGELES The Rolling Stones must

Years Ago

Today is Sunday, May 5, the 125th day of 2013. There are 240 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


BRIDGE Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x10 3 uA Q 7 5 vK 8 4 wA 6 3 2 WEST EAST


Births St. Joseph Health Center Terrice Roberts, Warren, boy, May 2. Brandon and Lindsay

Area running calendar

May 17 — Vision for Veterans 5K at Firestone Park, Columbiana. Registration at 4:30 p.m., toddler

Vote yes on charter amendment

Opinion: Vote yes on charter amendment I was very dismayed when I read the “Vote no on charter amendment”

Victorian Players’ ‘Fantasticks’ is just that

By David L. MUNNELL YOUNGSTOWN The Victorian Players has decided to

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 9

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Lordstown Village Council, caucus at 6 p.m., followed by regular meeting, village

Easy Street revisits ‘Pump Boys’

By Lorraine Wardle Youngstown To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Easy


CORRECTION On Saturday, March 23, The Vindicator incorrectly reported that Anthony Linker was

Surplus food

Surplus food Stepping Into The Future Inc., 2905 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. Food distribution 11


Birthdays Actress Pat Carroll is 86. Actor Michael Murphy is 75. Actor Lance Henriksen

Cardinal Health’s 3Q net income rises

Cardinal Health’s 3Q net income rises columbus Cardinal Health Inc.’s fiscal third-quarter net

The good guys

Seattle Times He’s 26, likes industrial and electronic music, has a bleached-blond mohawk

publishers weekly BEST-SELLERS For the week ending April 28

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Hit” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 2. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora

‘Idol’ alum Sanchez finds her real voice

By NICOLE EVATT Associated Press LOS ANGELES Petite powerhouse Jessica Sanchez enjoyed singing

Ask Mr. Know It All

Q. What is the last name of Joe Louis, the boxer known as “The Brown Bomber”? B.L., Endicott,

Adjusting surround sound to hear dialogue

Q. We have difficulty hearing the dialogue when watching TV. I have a substantial surround system,


Kenny Chesney Album: “Life on a Rock” (Blue Chair/ Columbia Nashville) Grade: B Kenny Chesney

Where to find the best coupons

We’re all coupon crazy! And for good reason: With so many great sources online and on your

Digging for options as gold prices fall

San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. Gold, that mythical commodity used as a symbol of love,

Playing with bulldozers

By FRITZ FAERBER Associated Press PEORIA, Ill. Here’s a place where the word “caterpillar”

Hats off to these and all of the other nurses whose pictures were submitted for our “Patient

Hats off to these and all of the other nurses whose pictures were submitted for our “Patient People”

“Rihanna 777” (Monday at 8 p.m. on Fox) is a new documentary that chronicles the

“Rihanna 777” (Monday at 8 p.m. on Fox) is a new documentary that chronicles the singer’s concert

SOCIAL GIFTING Boom spawns dozens of companies

San Jose Mercury News Buying a birthday present for a friend? Forget the wrapping paper and bow.

Jamael Brown gets our nod in Youngstown mayoral race

Editorial: The two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Youngstown agree on most of

Skating on the race track

Opinion: In discussing the lack of fan support for the Youngstown Phantoms hockey team, Atty. William A.

Syria: Israel strikes military research center

Associated Press BEIRUT The Syrian state news agency SANA, citing initial reports, says

armed forces digest

armed forces digest HONORS Battle Efficiency ‘E’ Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Richard K.


MAY PRIMARY Ballots The candidates and issues that will appear on Tuesday’s primary election

Career paths & limelight

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS Nicole and Richard Pearsall were honored with a Distinguished Alumni