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Warren Relay draws thousands in the rain; continues through Saturday

Shannon Buron and Kathleen Freeman, amid several thousand others, sat down to a dinner of steak and salad Friday, sharing small talk and even a few laughs.

North Phelps, Lincoln closing Monday for utility work

The city of Youngstown will be closing North Phelps Street between Federal and Commerce streets beginning Monday for two days for underground utility work.

Man charged in 4 Kan. deaths; child’s body missing

Man charged in 4 Kan. deaths; child’s body missing OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old convicted

A dozen agencies join northern Calif. manhunt

A dozen agencies join northern Calif. manhunt PETROLIA, Calif. (AP) — The manhunt for a Northern

Va. FBI agent arrested in wife’s shooting death

Va. FBI agent arrested in wife’s shooting death FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — An FBI agent who told

Kokrak shoots 76, misses cut at TPC Sawgrass

Kokrak opened with a 69 on Thursday, but had seven bogeys Friday and missed the cut by one shot.

FAMU drum major agrees to plea deal in fatal hazing

FAMU drum major agrees to plea deal in fatal hazing ORLANDO, Fla.—Former FAMU drum major Rikki

New Rutgers basketball coach doesn’t have degree

New Rutgers basketball coach doesn’t have degree NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers says it made a

Dunn will be next YSU president

Dunn will be next YSU president

Boston bomb suspect buried in Virginia cemetery

Boston bomb suspect buried in Virginia cemetery DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing

Calif. woman hit cop to go to jail to quit smoking

Calif. woman hit cop to go to jail to quit smoking SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman

Pedestrian hit by truck, dies

Pedestrian hit by truck, dies PULASKI, PA. A pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck

Boil-water advisory lifted in portion of Hubbard Township

Boil-water advisory lifted in portion of Hubbard Township

Loaded handgun discovered by kids in Campbell

Loaded handgun discovered by kids in Campbell

City has summer programs geared for youth

City has summer programs geared for youth YOUNGSTOWN — City officials, along with community and

Schiavoni seeks $34M for school safety

Schiavoni seeks $34M for school safety

Aide shot near Pa. school; lockdown as precaution

Aide shot near Pa. school; lockdown as precaution

Officials confirm kidnapper is father of 6-year-old

Officials confirm kidnapper is father of 6-year-old

ISU doesn't pick Dunn; YSU decision expected later

ISU doesn't pick Dunn; YSU decision expected later


ASSOCIATIONS Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals

Middle school plans Relay fundraiser

Middle school plans Relay fundraiser BOARDMAN Boardman Glenwood Middle School is planning its

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Lakeview’s boys, McDonald’s girls win Trumbull titles

Lakeview squeaked out 87.5 points to best Harding (84) and Howland (81) for the county crown.

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Barletto headed back to Pa. to face charges in cop's death

The woman is charged in connection with a car accident that killed a police officer.

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South Range bats pummel McDonald

The Raiders pounded out 21 hits in defeating McDonald, 26-10, on Thursday.

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Future remains up in the air for Idora Park site

A public meeting of the Idora Neighborhood Association and representatives of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church gave little insight into the future of the old Idora Park property.

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Crozier, YSU blank Loyola in HL Softball Championship

Crozier threw a five-hit shutout and struck out six as YSU defeated Loyola, 2-0, and advanced to the winner’s bracket final.

Police chief to speak on safety at St. Paul Masses

Sgt. Ken Goist and the Rev. Stephen Popovich said preparation shows concern and pro-active approach.

Mahoning commissioners discuss CSB merger with JFS

The commissioners unanimously declared their intent to designate the county’s JFS department as its public children services agency, but they set no date for a merger of children services

Inside the ropes with JASON KOKRAK

Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 6-under 69 in

Four nurses charged with drug theft from St. E's

Four nurses were indicted on charges they stole controlled substances from St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown last year.

Waid, Lakeview blank Ursuline

Odd double play helps in the Bulldogs’ victory.


Poland 7, Springfield 1 NEW MIDDLETOWN

Chief justice proposes non-partisan judicial elections

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS Should the terms of judges be lengthened, their

Wean Foundation president Glebocki stepping down

Laid the groundwork for the future

Veterans say Ohio law doesn’t sufficiently punish those who desecrate a grave

Nine military veterans attended an arraignment hearing Thursday at the Trumbull County Courthouse to call attention to what they see as insufficient penalties under Ohio law for desecrating a grave.

Verdict overturned in Jordan Brown homicide case

Associated Press PITTSBURGH An appeals court has overturned the guilty verdict against a 15

Trumbull approves selling water to oil company

The Trumbull County commissioners have approved a 2-year agreement that allows oil company Halcon Resources to buy up to 200,000 gallons of water per day from the county’s Southeast Water District.

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Mother’s Day wishes

Olive Dixon, a Danridge nursing home resident, is all smiles as she reads her Mother’s Day card from students at Martin Luther King Elementary School. The students delivered the cards Thursday, and also sang songs and read poems to the residents.

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Stadium Drive screams for ice cream

The annual Stadium Drive Ice Cream Social took place at Boardman High School April 26 with ice cream, music, games, such as “Minute to Win It,” a hula hoop contest, face painting, raffles and more.

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North movie night for mothers and sons

North Elementary School offered a movie night for moms and sons at the school April 26, a tradition that alternates with a father-related event and has been a North favorite for more than 10 years.

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Union students dig into paleontology

By NATALIE SCOTT Students in Mrs. Watts’ class at Union Elementary School

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Library touts summer reading program

By NATALIE SCOTT Austintown librarian Madline Dunchak presented an assembly and

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Woodside third-graders prep for big test

Woodside third-graders were the stars of day during an April 19 rally to show support for their upcoming OAA tests.

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Middle school bands present spring concert

By NATALIE SCOTT The seventh- and eighth-grade band presented its spring

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Austintown brings in new class of kindergarteners

The first year of Austintown's "one-stop" registration and testing for kindergarteners has brought hundreds of children to the school district.

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Preschoolers learn about money matters

By NATALIE SCOTT The Boardman library offered a Smart Money story time for 4-

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SJIHM science club presents skits

St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Science Club is open to any seventh or eighth-grade student

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Ursuline Center sponsors trunk and treasure sale

The Ursuline Center’s fourth annual trunk and treasure sale will offer some new features.

North celebrates spring with festival

North Elementary School hosted a spring festival April 19 with help from the PTO, Peg Flynn of the Mahoning Valley Green team, Kohls Cares volunteers, teachers, Eat N’ Park and the Water and Soil Department

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Canfield briefs

Canfield bands present spring concerts The Canfield Middle School spring concerts, featuring the

CVMS drama presents Willy Wonka Jr.

By ABBY SLANKER Canfield Village Middle School drama students transported

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Poland briefs

Broadway producer comes to Boardman Broadway producer Peter Sklar will be offering a free lecture

Poland sports briefs

Memorial mile race set The 23rd annual Memorial Mile running road race will be May 27 at 9:35

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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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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Austintown briefs

Broadway producer comes to Boardman Broadway producer Peter Sklar will be offering a free lecture

Fitch track teams defeat Howland

The Fitch girls track team defeated Howland 92-44 on April 30. Carissa Jenkins led the Falcons

Lions fish dinner raises funds

The Canfield Lions Club serves fish every Friday at A La Cart Catering on Lisbon Street in Canfield

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Gymnast qualifies for nationals

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

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Lions club plants seeds at Robinwood Lane

By NATALIE SCOTT Boardman Lions Club gave seeds to fourth-grade students at

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Troop hosts Spring Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 25 chartered to Canfield United Methodist Church held their Spring Court of Honor on

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Boardman briefs

Broadway producer comes to Boardman Broadway producer Peter Sklar will be offering a free lecture

Rotarians clothe those in need

By ABBY SLANKER The Rotary Club of Canfield held its semi-annual Poorest of

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Preschool celebrates Earth Day with sale

Pre-kindergarten preschool students at Boardman United Methodist Church Preschool (B.U.M.P.) participated in an Earth Day sale April 22.

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Fourth-graders place at math competition

Ten C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-grade students put their math skills to the test while competing at the Eastern Ohio Council of Teacher of Mathematics Annual Competition at Fitch High School April 27.

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Ohio prisons cutting medical costs

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio prisons cut more than $26 million from inmate medical expenses

In Texas, Obama presses middle-class jobs agenda

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Barack

YouTube launches subscription service

Los Angeles Times YouTube unveiled its much-anticipated subscription service Thursday with such

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Farewell open house at Woodside Elementary

Former students and teachers recall their times at the school, built in 1948.

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Years Ago

Today is Friday, May 10, the 130th day of 2013. There are 235 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

CONSTRUCTION JOBS | Hottest and coldest states

Employment in the construction industry bottomed in 2011. Here’s a look at the 10 states with the

Shooting victim may face charges

Police said the bullet wound is not life threatening.

YSU football camps

YSU football camps youngstown The Youngstown State football coaching camps start in June. For

Meth case nets four-year prison term

A Sebring man with some meth lab setup materials in his home got four years in prison.

American is stabbed outside US embassy

American is stabbed outside US embassy cairo An assailant stabbed an American man Thursday while

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing New Beginnings Outreach Ministries, 2007 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown,

METRO DIGEST || YSU trustees to meet

Trustees to meet YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State University trustees are to meet this afternoon and

Outcome of mayoral race a surprise

Opinion: There were some people, including myself, surprised by the results of the Democratic primary for


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Ashley Dunmire and Felix Rodriguez, Youngstown, girl, May


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas L. Oxley, 36, of 12370 Columbiana Canfield

Indians complete four-game sweep of A’s

The Indians put a resounding thumping on the A’s and won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Singh’s first post-lawsuit round draws little buzz

Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. One spectator wore fake deer antlers. Another yelled

Youngstown pays $24K in legal fees for dismissed lawsuit

Lawsuit dismissed in January

METRO DIGEST || Ryan to introduce military victims bill

Ryan military bill to be introduced YOUNGSTOWN U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will introduce a bill next

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Liberty students tour city hall, downtown

A group of about 22 student-council members from W.S. Guy Middle School in Liberty visited Youngstown City Hall and the downtown area as a part of an effort to get students more involved with the community.

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Youngstown man refuses plea deal, set for Monday trial

James L. Patterson, 27, of Division Street in Youngstown, one of two people charged in the April 2012 overdose death of 17-year-old Christine M. Sheesley of Girard, publicly refused a plea agreement Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Prince Harry opens US visit

Associated Press WASHINGTON A buttoned-down Prince Harry joined Michelle Obama in honoring

Pa. university will allow guns on campus

Associated Press An eastern Pennsylvania university has dropped its blanket prohibition on guns

AFGHANISTAN Karzai: After ’14, 9 bases for US

Associated Press KABUL Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent

Baxter’s pinch-hit single lifts Mets past Bucs

Center fielder Juan Lagares robbed Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth.

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Legally Blonde, the Musical,” 7:30 p.m.: The Youngstown premiere

Chief: City wasn’t told FBI received Tsarnaev warning

Associated Press WASHINGTON The FBI did not initially share with Boston police the warnings it

Fox adds dramas, comedies

Los Angeles Times NEW YORK Fox got the upfront season rolling in a big way Wednesday by

Kerry will answer Benghazi questions

Associated Press WASHINGTON Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he’s determined to

Men indicted in two separate homicides

DeJuan Thomas was indicted on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges in the April 29 shooting death of Kristopher M. Stuart; Larry Dawson was charged with murder in the Dec. 12 death of his son, Rayvon.

New baby names suggest high hopes; Sophia, Jacob at top

Associated Press WASHINGTON Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are


NEWSMAKERS Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards NEW YORK Neil Patrick Harris will be back

Castro’s 63 tops Players Championship

Warren JFK graduate Jason Kokrak also started early and shot a 3-under 69.

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Philly mayor signs LGBT rights law

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation Thursday to afford equal

Health groups taking vaccine to poor

Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. Two multinational drugmakers are teaming up with top global

Speed up benefits to veterans

Opinion: Speed up benefits to veterans Kansas City Star: Disabled veterans across America are facing

IMS: US medicine spending shows a rare dip in 2012

Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. Spending on prescription medicines in the U.S. fell for the first

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Cops: Captive beaten until she miscarried

Prosecutors said Thursday they may seek the death penalty against Ariel Castro, the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home for a decade, as police charged that he impregnated one of his captives at least five times and then starved her and punched her in the belly until she miscarried.

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So far, parity abounds in NBA semifinals

Associated Press Parity has struck the NBA playoffs, where the conference semifinals are all fit

Scouts should stand for morality

Opinion: Scouts should stand for morality This letter is in response to your April 29 articles concerning

Flights start to S.C.

Flights start to S.C. VIENNA Allegiant Air started its seasonal flights from Youngstown-Warren

MLB: Umpires made ‘improper’ call against Athletics

The judgment call will stand.

A threat to the peaceful use of nuclear energy

Opinion: By William F. SHUGHART II McClatchy-Tribune Sixty years ago this December, President Dwight D.

Home building surges, not job growth

Associated Press The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard

MOST POPULAR 2012 baby names

The most-popular names for 2012: boys 1. Jacob 2. Mason 3. Ethan 4. Noah 5. William 6.

What works in education?

Opinion: By Lynne K. VARNER Seattle Times The critical need to translate education research into practice

Marathon bomber is buried with a dignity he didn’t earn

Editorial: It is not difficult to find photo- graphs of the bodies of Italy’s World War II fascist leader,

Shots fired at car in court escape

Associated Press BELLAIRE, Ohio A West Virginia man trying to escape from custody at a

Youngstown's first tech summit a success

The event attracted big-name companies like Cisco and Hewlett-Packard

‘Peeples’ borrows ‘Fockers’ formula

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers “Peeples” is an African-American “Meet the Parents” that

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Vokoun stops 31 shots as Penguins take Game 5

The Penguins beat the Islanders 4-0 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Fashion industry soiled

Opinion: By Barbara Shelly Kansas City Star Made in Cambodia. Made in Turkey. Made in India. It doesn’t

DiCaprio shines in ‘Gatsby’

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers Jazzy, fizzy and often quite fun, Baz Luhrmann’s “Pretty