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Widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev hires criminal attorney

The widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities.


Arias wants death penalty

Jodi Arias spent 18 days on the stand sharing intimate, emotional and oftentimes X-rated details of her life before a rapt television and online audience. She had hoped it all might convince a jury that she killed her one-time boyfriend in self-defense.


United Way donors, volunteers recognized at Lake Clubh

Edward W. Muransky challenged businesses and individuals to step up in the community and raise their giving to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.


Consolidation will make Mahoning children services more accountable

The Mahoning County commissioners have declared their intent to designate the county’s Department of Job and Family Services as the county’s public children services agency.


Ohio Turnpike toll increases explained at public meeting in Boardman

Ohio Turnpike toll increase explained at public meeting in Boardman


Gov. Kasich hasn't lost hope on Medicaid expansion for Ohio

Gov. Kasich hasn't lost hope on Medicaid expansion for Ohio


Longtime 'Young and the Restless' star Jeanne Cooper dead at 84

Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84.


UPDATE: 3 rescued women suffered sexual, mental abuse, suffered miscarriages

Kidnapping and rape charges were filed Wednesday against a man arrested after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home.


A look at the charges in Jodi Arias’ murder trial

A look at the charges in Jodi Arias’ murder trial PHOENIX (AP) — A jury of eight men and four


Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree murder

Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree murder PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree


Bylsma benches Fleury for Vokoun

Bylsma benches Fleury for Vokoun PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to backup


‘Barefoot Bandit’ pleads guilty in Mount Vernon

‘Barefoot Bandit’ pleads guilty in Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — “Barefoot Bandit”


49ers, Levi Strauss reach $220M naming-rights deal for new stadium

49ers, Levi Strauss reach $220M naming-rights deal for new stadium


Car of missing Kan. mom found; man questioned

Car of missing Kan. mom found; man questioned OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities investigating the


YWCA sponsors financial fair

YWCA sponsors financial fair Youngstown The YWCA of Youngstown and the Mahoning County Financial


Jurors reach verdict in Jodi Arias trial

Jurors reach verdict in Jodi Arias trial PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors reached a verdict today in the


Sheriff: Rural Calif. man killed wife and 2 girls

Sheriff: Rural Calif. man killed wife and 2 girls SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials


Amanda Berry’s sister offers thanks, seeks privacy

Amanda Berry’s sister offers thanks, seeks privacy CLEVELAND (AP) — The sister of Amanda Berry,


Disabled Carnival ship set to leave Alabama port

Disabled Carnival ship set to leave Alabama port MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The troubled cruise ship


UPDATED | Hundreds of police officials pay respect to McCarthy

Hundreds of police officials gather for McCarthy's funeral


Worcester police: Please get suspect’s body out of city

Worcester police: Please get suspect’s body out of city BOSTON (AP) — The dispute over where to


New insanity plea may slow Colorado shooting case

New insanity plea may slow Colorado shooting case DENVER (AP) — The trial of the former grad


South Sudan rebels overrun town

South Sudan rebels overrun town JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s military spokesman says a


ODOT wins excellence award for snow and ice control

ODOT wins excellence award for snow and ice control The Ohio Department of Transportation has been


Friends mourn 5 Calif. nurses killed in limo fire

Friends mourn 5 Calif. nurses killed in limo fire OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the privacy of their


Duquesne creates Clemente endowment for Hispanics

Duquesne creates Clemente endowment for Hispanics PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Duquesne


Funeral set for today for W. Pa. officer killed in crash

Funeral set for today for W. Pa. officer killed in crash NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — The funeral is set


Suspect in Ohio helped neighbors look for missing girl

Suspect in Ohio helped neighbors look for missing girl CLEVELAND (AP) -- In the years after his


Wild West artifacts to be auctioned in Harrisburg

Wild West artifacts to be auctioned in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An auction is scheduled


13 injured when van overturns

13 injured when van overturns PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a car has been


Man gets death for killing mom, sis, aunt

Man gets death for killing mom, sis, aunt GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has


Fresh, local produce offered to public by Grow Youngstown

Grow Youngstown is again offering fresh produce direct to the residents of the Mahoning Valley through its Community Supported Agriculture market.


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. Ext., North Lima, will have its monthly


Pasta benefit set


Foster care walk open to all families

Foster care walk open to all families YOUNGSTOWN A 2K event titled Walk, Stroll and Roll for


Mill Creek's summer show tickets on sale

Tickets for summer shows at the Mill Creek MetroParks are on sale.


Boardman Relay for Life May 17

The 20th annual Boardman Relay for Life is from 6 p.m. May 17 through 6 p.m. May 18 at Boardman Center Middle School – Football Stadium, 7410 Market St.


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Dow Jones reaches another milestone

Associated Press NEW YORK The Dow Jones industrial average punched through another milestone

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Graham unseats Dean in Warren council president's race

Jim Graham, longtime labor leader but political newcomer, has defeated incumbent Bob Dean for Warren council president, a position that puts him in charge of running Warren council meetings but doesn’t carry much power.

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Phantoms select new players in USHL draft

The Phantoms’ first pick was 6-foot-3 defenseman Steven Ruggerio from King’s Park, N.Y., the same hometown as Phantoms defender Jimmy Mazza.

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Lakeview boys, McDonald girls chasing track titles

Lakeview boys chasing Trumbull County title

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Anti-fracking charter amendment soundly defeated in Youngstown

Ballot supporters say they aren’t going away


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Kasich touts Exterran as Valley’s latest success story

Kasich and other public officials say facility is example of growing economy

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Oakland joining Horizon League

The Golden Grizzlies compete in 18 of 19 HL sports, with the exception being men’s tennis.


YSU, Valpo open HL softball tournament today

The Penguins and Crusaders will be playing for the fourth straight time when they square off in the tournament.


Salem sweeps county track meet

Quaker senior Anthony Shivers won the shot and the discus.


Mahoning schools get sweep of wins

Mahoning County’s public schools were big winners in Tuesday’s election.


In Trumbull, Niles levies defeated, but others OK'd

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com WARREN It was a rough night for officials with Niles City


Girard council president withstands challenge

By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com GIRARD Reynald Paolone chose Tuesday night to focus on the


Howland woman asks top court to vacate her death sentence

Argues that the judge didn't consider all of the mitigating circumstances


Plans for future of Idora Park property to be announced

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Suffragan Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, pastor at the Mount Calvary Pentecostal


U.S. Marshals searching for burglary suspects

The suspects have committed crimes in Columbiana and Trumbull counties


tri-t baseball Pony division roundup

Howland-Wollam Chevy 2, McDonald 1 Mike Flowers pitched seven innings, struck out six and did not


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McNally edges Brown by only 150 votes in Dem primary

John McNally, right, celebrates his win with Dad and Mom, John McNally III and Jeanne McNally, at the Golden Dawn on Logan Avenue Tuesday night. McNally won a very tight race in the Democratic primary for Youngstown mayor against Jamael Tito Brown and Matthew Smith.

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Casino revenue drops in April

Associated Press CINCINNATI All four of Ohio’s casinos saw dips in April revenues compared with


Let 8-vote win stand, legislative panel urges

Associated Press COLUMBUS A Republican-controlled committee recommended on Tuesday that the Ohio


Potential challenger to Corbett opts not to run

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett, facing stubbornly low approval ratings 18


Reports: Gun deaths dropped steeply

Associated Press WASHINGTON Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their


Ex-Gov. Sanford wins congressional seat

Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a


Police face questions in Ohio rescue

Associated Press CLEVELAND One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and


Woman who stole $600K from Honda freed early

Boardman Relay BOARDMAN The 20th annual Boardman Relay for Life is from 6 p.m. May 17 through 6


MAY PRIMARY

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


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TRUMBULL CO.

TRUMBULL CO. WARREN Council President Democrat YBob Dean*


Plan would put Ohio's 'checkbook' online

Online database would detail all state expenditures


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Rapper Ja Rule leaves NY federal prison ALBANY, N.Y. Federal authorities say


Gomez pitches Bucs past Mariners

Andrew McCutchen went 4 for 4 with an RBI double and Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer.


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Ground broken for new senior care facility in Hubbard

Work on a new $8 million senior- care center has officially begun.

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Knicks use huge run to even series

Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points


KEY EVENTS | Ohio missing-women case

Aug. 23, 2002: Michelle Knight, 20, vanishes. She was last seen at a cousin’s house near Lorain


Meets American College of Surgeons criteria

Emergency docs available 24-hours


Young drivers are most at risk

Opinion: Young drivers are most at risk According to a report re- leased earlier this year by the Governors


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‘Zach attack’ powers Indians

Zach McAllister and two relievers combined on a shutout and the Cleveland Indians scored an unearned run in the fifth inning for their eighth win in nine games, 1-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

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Charge dropped against woman accused of working as a nurse without a license

A Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge has dismissed a felony charge of practicing nursing without a license against a Warren woman who the Ohio Department of Aging said was working as a nurse for SCOPE Inc. of Trumbull County in 2011.


The effect of starving the beast

Opinion: The effect of starving the beast Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: Kanawha Valley seniors can remember


Micosoft Corp. to reboot Windows 8

Micosoft Corp. to reboot Windows 8 SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft is retooling the latest version of


Fair warning?

Associated Press STARKE, Fla. Brian Speer thought he had completed all of his obligations when


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Islanders tie series with Penguins

Tavares slammed in his own rebound with 9:49 to play.

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Sex assaults a growing problem in military

Associated Press WASHINGTON Sexual assaults in the military are a growing epidemic across the


Christie says he had weight-loss surgery

Christie says he had weight-loss surgery NEWARK, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, who once famously


Report highlights economic growth in NE Ohio

Team NEO report shows rebound in manufacturing, benefits of oil and gas boom


METRO DIGEST || Spring plant sale at Mill Creek Park

Spring plant sale at Mill Creek Park YOUNGSTOWN The Mill Creek MetroParks will have its Spring


'Shield Detail' successful in Trumbull County

The initiative’s goal was to combine state and local resources to address traffic and criminal violations and apprehend felons in Trumbull County.


SPORTS DIGEST || 3 Penguins earn second-team honors

Three Penguins earn second-team honors Indianapolis Youngstown State senior Vicky Rumph and


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Trumbull Career and Technical Center school board, 7 p.m., board room.


POLICE CALLS IN POLAND, BOARDMAN

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Pat Benatar concert to launch Panerathon

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Pat Benatar will come to Covelli Centre on Aug. 16. The rocker, who


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Joshua A. Lehman, 22, of 13920 Green Beaver Road,


Chance will be required to repay the money she stole.

Debra Chance will be released from prison By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN


Man pleads guilty to rape of minor

The man will be made to register as a sex offender for life. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


Kurt Busch still seeking perfection at Darlington

Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. Kurt Busch never stops hoping for the perfect finish at


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Partial win for Penske in NASCAR appeals

Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. Penske Racing celebrated a small victory Tuesday when NASCAR’s


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, May 8, the 128th day of 2013. There are 237 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Campbell man sentenced to 12 years in prison on robbery, theft and failure to comply with police

Patrick L. Weaver, 25, of Gordon Avenue, Campbell was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for a series of incidents that began in Mineral Ridge Aug. 4 and continued into Weathersfield Township and Warren.


Dangers of homeownership

Opinion: If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street,


TOMORROW in vibe

TOMORROW in vibe The Youngstown Playhouse will present the Valley premiere of “Legally Blonde,


A few BBQ bests

A few BBQ bests When you’re loading up the family for a big barbeque celebration, be sure to load


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Long snake is only a danger to rodents, expert says HOUMA, La. Terrebonne Parish


Discovering a classic

Discovering a classic 34 years later, join Erin Kouvas for the discovery of a local classic


Home prices increase 10.5 percent

Associated Press WASHINGTON A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared


Parking scofflaws were given what should be one last chance

Editorial: Over the last 75 years there have been several parking-ticket amnesty programs in the city of


No equality for women in Mideast

Opinion: The road ahead for women in the Middle East is not just long and winding. It is breathtakingly


Aussie vino

Aussie vino Great vino from the land down under: Drinks Columnist Brian Fry reviews five great


Rock ‘n’ Roll Burger

Rock ‘n’ Roll Burger The Courthouse Grille in Warren will unveil the official “Dave Grohl


Withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Afghanistan is troubling

Opinion: By Frank Snepp Los Angeles Times Thirty-eight years ago last week, I was among the last CIA


Bury Boston Marathon bombing suspect somewhere else

Opinion: By Robin Abcarian Los Angeles Times What kind of power do the living have over the dead? It’s


The final season of several television series arrives on DVD this week. Among them:

The final season of several television series arrives on DVD this week. Among them: v “30 Rock”


A ‘great’ Gatsby?

By Rafer Guzman Newsday NEW YORK Will the fourth time be a charm for “The Great Gatsby”?


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The Upstairs: A neighborhood oasis

On Monday evenings, Middle Eastern food is the specialty of the house.

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