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North Lima company partnering with NASA on payload project

A local engineering company is working on mastering a project with NASA that aims to reshape previous attempts involving the release of payloads into space.

Indians hold on to beat Verlander, Tigers

Indians hold on to beat Verlander, Tigers DETROIT (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez outpitched Justin

Orpik’s OT goal sends Penguins to 2nd round

Orpik’s OT goal sends Penguins to 2nd round UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into

Man hospitalized after crash on 711

City police are investigating a Saturday evening accident involving a man traveling the wrong way on Route 711.

Ex-school board member asleep in drive-through, charged with dui

A former city school board member was charged with driving under the influence early Saturday.

First Valley Women's Expo garners praise today at Expo Center

“This is definitely a girl’s day out,” said Shari Davies, Girard, as she walked among the Women’s Expo displays Saturday with several friends at the Eastwood Expo Center. “It’s really nice to see all of these good products.”

Reluctance to talk money blamed for low turnout at forum

Financial stability for low- to moderate income women and their families was the focus Saturday during an Empowerment and Financial Fair at the downtown YWCA.

Parents announce Sneddon-Narducci engagement

HUBBARD Carmen and Mary Narducci of Hubbard are announcing the engagement of their son, Chris

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Amanda Clayton, Ryan McCallister set Aug. 17 rite

Amanda Clayton, daughter of Michael and Christine Clayton, all of Canfield, and Ryan McCallister of

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Crum-Henin wedding date is set for Aug. 17

Danyelle Crum of Youngstown and Freddy Henin of Canfield are announcing their engagement. Parents

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Lauren Brown, Michael Reese to wed Sept. 14

mcdonald Parents of the bride-elect, Richard and Lynn Brown of McDonald, are announcing the

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Miss Henry, Mr. Mancini are engaged

POLAND Leo III and Susan Henry of Poland are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca

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VFW to host spaghetti dinner

VFW to host spaghetti dinner YOUNGSTOWN VFW 3307, 1351 Albert St., is sponsoring a spaghetti

Filipino-American president's ball will be May 17

A Filipino-American president's gala will be May 17 at Mahoning Country Club, Girard.

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Help for constitutents, especially veterans, Monday in Lawrence County

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said his staff will have a casework day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Lawrence County Courthouse, 430 Court St., hosted by Lawrence County commissioners.

Community day at Wick Park Friday for kids, residents

Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) Community Action Awareness Day activities are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Wick Park Recreation Center inside Wick Park at 260 Park Ave.

Youngstown, Warren schoolkids to be recognized at banquet

United Methodist Community Center, 139 E. Boardman St., Youngstown and 760 Main Ave. SW, Warrren, will sponsor a recognition banquet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 23 at The Georgetown Banquet Center in Boardman.

Feds indict Farrell man on drug charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Farrell, Pa., resident on narcotics charges.

Youngstown Gay Pride Parade June 8 downtown

The Youngstown Gay Pride Parade steps off at noon June 8 at Woodlawn Avenue near downtown Youngstown.

Youngstown program offers plenty of youth activities to reduce summer violence

If you want to keep at-risk children on the right path, you’ve got to provide the activities and support they need, city officials and community and faith-based leaders say.

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 76 in the second

YSU’s next president to start July 15

Trustees voted 8-0 to offer Randy Dunn YSU’s top job

South Range hires two coaching veterans

Tony Matisi and John Cullen will take over the Raiders’ basketball programs.

YSU alumni group aims to give back

YSU has about 1,200 former football players, with about half living in a 90-mile radius.

All 8 proposals for new Youngstown fire station will be tossed

They were all higher than the city’s estimated cost.

Big Tap-In organizers plan fall octoBREWfest

Staff report Boardman The organizers of the Big Tap In will host a second beer festival this

YSU softball reaches Horizon League final

The Penguins are trying to reach the NCAA regionals for the first time since 2006.

Mogadore man offers to reconstruct stolen veteran's statue

The overseer of the Mahoning Valley Memorial Park on Hubbard Road, whose bronze military statue was stolen in March, says a man from Mogadore has offered to put the pieces of the broken statue back together.

Kurt Busch takes pole for tonight’s race at Darlington

Associated Press darlington, S.c. Kurt Busch ended up on top at Darlington Raceway a week after

Riding with DAVE BLANEY

Riding with … Dave Blaney Friday: The Hartford native qualified 37th, based on owners points,

Liberty seniors meet, mingle with volunteer helpers at annual breakfast

The annual Senior Watch Breakfast not only allows seniors to mingle with and see the volunteers who are helping them every day, but also raises awareness and encourages others to get involved with the program.

Poland elementary students travel the world

The students of McKinley Elementary came together to share their nationalities with projects, food and dress.

Nationwide Insurance appeals $14.5 million judgment for Boardman woman

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co, has filed its notice of appeal of the $14.5 million award to Christine Lucarell in the 7th District Court of Appeals.

Thousands walk Warren Relay for Life despite downpour

Gloria and Edward Sersich celebrate with their daughter Esther Pelayo, right, all of Warren in the Relay for Life on Courthouse Square Friday night. Edward is suffering from stage 4 bladder and lymphoma cancer and completed the entire first lap without the use of his wheelchair.

Ohio lawmakers assail VA, others for delays in handling benefit claims

By MARC KOVAC COLUMBUS State lawmakers are blasting federal officials for

Victim of shootings in Chardon files suit against gunman

Associated Press PAINESVILLE, Ohio A victim paralyzed from an Ohio high school shooting that


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Fielder, Cabrera club Kluber, Tribe

Associated Press DETROIT Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the

Safety luncheon planned

Staff report Boardman The Mahoning Valley Safety Council’s annual Safety Leadership Awards

Voters in Niles may face school levies again

By JORDAN COHEN NILES Despite the lopsided rejection of two additional school

Freed embezzler sued for restitution

Three days after her release from prison, where she served about 27 months of a four-year theft sentence, Debra L. Chance was sued by the Honda Store, from which she stole $608,053, for the $590,816 in restitution she still owes.

Heat top Bulls for 2-1 series lead

LeBron James came on strong down the stretch to finish with 25 points, Chris Bosh added 20 points and 19 rebounds.

Jamal Wright sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing Warren girl

Zandrea Bess, sister of 17-year-old Zeboney A. Bess, told Judge W. Wyatt McKay Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court how disappointed she is that Jamal R. Wright was not convicted of murder in her sister’s death.

Gay pride parade, fest set in June

Staff report Youngstown The Youngstown Gay Pride Parade steps off at noon June 8 at Woodlawn

Raffle statement angers DeWine

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has angrily rebuked a promoter of

Simpson’s death raises America’s Cup concerns

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Sailors know the risks and rewards that come with these new

2 charged with human-trafficking crimes

Associated Press CLEVELAND Two Ohioans accused of forcing teens into prostitution are facing

Reading of the Names ceremony conducted

Sixty-seven died while on active duty

Browns give Bryant another chance

The seventh-round pick was nearly released after his latest arrest.

MVP contenders to meet again tonight in Game 6

For five games, Sidney Crosby and John Tavares have been on opposite sides in the quest to lead their teams to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sergio F. Gonzalez Jr., 29, of South Garland Avenue, aggravated robbery, four counts of felonious

Sergio F. Gonzalez Jr., 29, of South Garland Avenue, aggravated robbery, four counts of felonious

Garcia, Woods dueling at TPC Sawgrass

Sergio and Tiger are playing in the final group on the weekend for the first time in nearly seven years.

Improved school security is bill’s aim

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni introduces legislation to bolster school security

Umpiring crew chief Culbreth suspended

Austintown’s Brian O’Nora is part of the crew in question.

METRO DIGEST || Farrell man faces federal drug charges

Farrell man faces federal drug charges PITTSBURGH A federal grand jury has indicted a Farrell,

Technology adds new element to worship

Members react positively to use of projectors at Faith Community Covenant Church


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Matthew and Ashley Werner, New Waterford, boy, May 9.

Dr. Levine is speaker for Rabbi Meyer Memorial Lecture

The university professor and Orthodox Jew will discuss parables of Jesus on June 5 at First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown


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MVCAP director emphasizes early focus on education

Staff report Warren Lita Wills, the newly appointed director of the Mahoning Valley College


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Golden Apple winners selected

Staff report youngstown The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown has

Conference at VCC to launch global network

Staff report lowellville Victory Christian Center, 3899 McCartney Road, will host the launch of

St. Pat’s accepts registrations

St. Pat’s accepts registrations Hubbard St. Patrick School, 38 E. Water St., is accepting

Canfield native earns principal award

Staff report Columbus A 1981 Canfield High School graduate is Ohio’s National Distinguished


newsmakers ‘Y & R’ to memorialize soap star Cooper NEW YORK CBS says “The Young and the

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Dave Grohl Alley Festival, 3-10 p.m.: Burgers and brews in the

Home Savings posts income of $2.7 million

Staff report youngstown The Home Savings and Loan Co. of Youngstown reported Friday a first-

IRS issues apology

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it

local vehicle sales April’s statistics

Top-five new models Chevrolet Cruze: 160 Chevrolet Malibu: 131 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:

An end run on textbooks

Opinion: The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.: Without knowing the background, there is no apparent reason to

Local auto sales strong in April

Chevrolet Cruze tops region's best-selling new models list

Kauffman in concert

Kauffman in concert hermitage, pa. David Kauffman, nationally known contemporary Christian

Raider Regatta raises $960 for Relay for Life

Staff report Warren The first Relay for Life Raider Regatta raised $960 for the Warren City

Is Obama already a lame duck?

Opinion: For the last two months, President Obama has been mired in Washington’s inside game, caught up in

Training offered

Training offered BOARDMAN Sulmona Energy LLC has teamed up with Retrain America to offer Shale

NEOMED faculty members honored at forum

Staff report rootstown Northeast Ohio Medical University faculty members recently were honored

Pirates end skid vs. Mets at Citi Field

Garrett Jones doubled twice and leadoff man Starling Marte also had three hits for the Pirates, who improved to 4-13 at Citi Field.

Texas begins criminal probe

Associated Press WACO, Texas Texas law enforcement officials Friday launched a criminal

sunday news shows Guest lineup

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and

Years Ago

Today is Saturday, May 11, the 131st day of 2013. There are 234 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Engineer’s hiring of a felon resurrects his own troubles

Editorial: When Mahoning County Engi- neer Patrick Ginnetti won election in 2012 by virtue of being unopposed,

Cops: Mom checked medical website after son was shot

Cops: Mom checked medical website after son was shot SANTA FE, Texas A Southeast Texas woman is

Selected local stocks

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Kidnap suspect fathered girl, DNA shows

Associated Press CLEVELAND A DNA test confirmed another dark twist in the story of three women

Benghazi investigation Emails show officials changed talking points

Associated Press WASHINGTON Political considerations influenced talking points that U.N.

Rust Belt Theater’s ‘The Illusion’ is a rare gem

By David L. MUNNELL YOUNGSTOWN We don’t usually think of Pierre

Government sells GM stock

Associated Press WASHINGTON The government has sold another piece of its stake in General Motors

Spire installed at top of WTC

Associated Press NEW YORK A tall, heavy spire was fully installed atop One World Trade Center on

SPORTS DIGEST || Pacheco to golf at Baldwin Wallace

Pacheco to golf at Baldwin Wallace canfield Canfield High School senior golfer Olivia Pacheco

Incompetent drivers beware

Opinion: COLUMBUS There’s a train track crossing the road just around the corner from my house. It’s a

Ohio teen leads officials to bodies of two brothers

Associated Press OTTAWA, Ohio Two teenage brothers who had been reported missing were found

RELIGION DIGEST || Labyrinth walks

Labyrinth walks Villa maria, pa. Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center has planned


SEASON FINALES By Verne Gay Newsday As the 2012-13 season wraps, here’s your handy scorecard