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Warren man indicted on federal cocaine, heroin charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Warren man on a charge that he possessed with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin.


Thursday meeting in Lordstown rescheduled

Lordstown Board of Public Affairs has canceled its meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the administration building, 1455 Salt Springs Road.


Salvation Army dinner notes achievements, recognizes community leaders

Many of those who live in Kenya’s slums subsist on less than $2 a day and are surrounded by disease, abject poverty, hunger, squalor and ramshackle housing.


City commission wants comprehensive parks plan

City commission wants comprehensive parks plan YOUNGSTOWN City council gave permission today for


Coroner’s office has theory of dead person’s identity

Coroner’s office has theory of dead person’s identity Coroner’s office has theory of dead person’s


Jury deliberates charges against Youngstown man charged in overdose death

Jury deliberates charges against Youngstown man charged in overdose death Jury deliberates charges


Jodi Arias eligible for death penalty, jurors find

Jodi Arias eligible for death penalty, jurors find PHOENIX (AP) Jurors in Jodi Arias’ trial on


Auction set Saturday in Lordstown to help Challenger Baseball League

Auction set Saturday in Lordstown to help Challenger Baseball League


Tuesday set to discuss Mahoning County JFS, CSB merger

Tuesday set to discuss Mahoning County JFS, CSB merger


Hagel informed Obama of latest sex-abuse case

Hagel informed Obama of latest sex-abuse case


Ohio House tries again with Nitro’s Law

Ohio House tries again with Nitro’s Law COLUMBUS The Ohio House has again passed legislation


Judge declines to nix ’79 NYC child-killing case

Judge declines to nix ’79 NYC child-killing case NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has declined to throw out


$1,330 bid saves Santa Claus, 4 reindeer in Flint

$1,330 bid saves Santa Claus, 4 reindeer in Flint


Conn. chef set to feast on cicadas during invasion

Conn. chef set to feast on cicadas during invasion


Polar bear cub orphaned in Alaska lands at NY zoo

Polar bear cub orphaned in Alaska lands at NY zoo BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A polar bear cub that was


Ghana students launch mini-satellite

Ghana students launch mini-satellite


Ohio activists head to DC as IRS probe unfolds

Ohio activists head to DC as IRS probe unfolds


Stem cells recovered from cloned human embryos

Stem cells recovered from cloned human embryos NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have recovered stem


Families in Ohio cancer cluster suing Whirlpool

Families in Ohio cancer cluster suing Whirlpool


Regulators: Water leak at SC nuclear plant

Regulators: Water leak at SC nuclear plant LAKE WYLIE, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say more


OJ Simpson testifies in bid to win freedom

OJ Simpson testifies in bid to win freedom LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson has begun testifying in


Texas man convicted in drowning deaths of 2 sons

Texas man convicted in drowning deaths of 2 sons DALLAS (AP) — A jury took less than 10 minutes


W. Pa. bus driver gets a surprise passenger

W. Pa. bus driver gets a surprise passenger


BREAKING NEWS: 2 suspects killed in shootout with Columbus cops

2 suspects killed in shootout with Columbus cops


NYC’s Columbia seeks to alter whites-only bequest

NYC’s Columbia seeks to alter whites-only bequest NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University is seeking


Wisconsin wildfire consumes 8,700 acres

Wisconsin wildfire consumes 8,700 acres TOWN OF GORDON, Wis. (AP) — A smoky wildfire in


Youngstown man claims hookers gave him drugs

Youngstown man claims hookers gave him drugs austintown Austintown police arrested Erick


Former deputy’s condition is upgraded

Former deputy’s condition is upgraded HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- The condition of a former Mahoning


Lawyer: NJ dad of boy who shot pal is cooperating

Lawyer: NJ dad of boy who shot pal is cooperating TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a New


Lordstown public affairs board reschedules meeting

Lordstown public affairs board reschedules meeting


Court denies asylum to German home-schoolers

Court denies asylum to German home-schoolers NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has


Ohio Lottery wants to reward loyal players

Ohio Lottery wants to reward loyal players


Candlelight vigil at YSU in memory of Brandy Stevens-Rosine is Friday

Candlelight vigil at YSU in memory of Brandy Stevens-Rosine is Friday


Arias back in court as jury ponders death option

Arias back in court as jury ponders death option PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias heads back to court


2 sentenced to life in slaying of Ohio gym owner

2 sentenced to life in slaying of Ohio gym owner


Lawmakers outraged over another military sex case

Lawmakers outraged over another military sex case WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers say they’re outraged


Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is


Set your watch for a clock show Saturday in Kirtland, Ohio

Clock show set Saturday in Kirtland, Ohio


Sheriff’s deputy charged with drunk driving

Sheriff’s deputy charged with drunk driving YOUNGSTOWN A Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department


No smoke detectors found after fire kills 6

No smoke detectors found after fire kills 6 POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Code enforcement officials in


School sets friendship bracelet record

School sets friendship bracelet record SWEET VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Students and staff at a


Lawsuit filed in Ohio classroom brawl

Lawsuit filed in Ohio classroom brawl CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman facing misdemeanor charges for


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY Lockwood United Methodist Church, 4570 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman, will serve a free community


Committee correction

Committee correction Among those planning the Teddy Bear Golf Classic on Friday are Elio


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Warriors Inc. mentors youth and builds community

The faith-based organization engages youth through recreational activities to develop life skills.

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Some Youngstown school principals to be in new posts next year

The moves are part of the district’s revitalization plan


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Niles edges Canfield in sectional final baseball game

Tyler Wiery threw a shutout and Ian Hilamn doubled in the game’s only run.

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New downtown bar to be like a ‘street festival’

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN When Warehouse 50 opens next month in the site


Boardman rallies past Howland

The Spartans overcame an early 3-0 deficit.


Warren JFK tennis team on a roll

JFK begins Division III sectional play today, with singles at Boardman High School and doubles at Mill Creek Park.


Austintown house blast prompts talk about vacant home safety

With the unfortunate increase in foreclosures and a very active housing market, vacant homes are on many streets.


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Fitch sweeps AAC American team championships

The Falcons’ boys and girls each won 10 of the 17 events.

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Youngstown council considering citywide park plan

The plan would examine the park department’s 45 properties


Familiar issues cost Penguins in home-finale loss

YSU will close out the regular season at Valparaiso this weekend.


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Youngstown prepares to hire a firm to provide planning services

The city has been without a planner for more than four years

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Mahoning children services loses staff, struggles financially

The Mahoning County Children Services Board accepted two retirements and five resignations.


SPORTS DIGEST || Former area swimmer Tyler King stands out at Masters

Former area swimmer stands out at Masters Former Warren Harding and Ohio State swimmer Tyler King


Body found in burning car in Lordstown

Because of the extent of the burns it’s unknown if the deceased is a man or a woman


Former deputy Lupo not examined by coroner

There were media reports Tuesday that Lupo was still alive but police had not issued a correction to Monday’s news release which stated he had died.


YSU Foundation allocates additional scholarship funds

YSU Foundation scholarship funds jump 33 percent


Boardman meth suspects arraigned

Boardman meth suspects arraigned


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Teens testify in heroin OD trial

Alexis Hugel of Girard cries on the witness stand Tuesday while testifying about the events of April 6, 2012, the day her best friend, Christine Sheesley, overdosed on heroin.

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Stock market back into record territory

The stock market marched back into record territory Tuesday as investors seized on the latest encouraging news about the economy. This time, it was a report on the health of small businesses.


METRO DIGEST || 2 in court on teen's murder

2 appear in court YOUNGSTOWN Zaryl G. Bush and Shain Widdersheim, charged in the death of 14


Holder defends seizure of AP’s phone records

Associated Press WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the Justice


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Penguins use power play to top Senators in Game 1

Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs.

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METRO DIGEST || Deputy OVI charge

Deputy OVI charge CANFIELD Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene has placed Deputy Kenneth J.


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions6-10-12-28-32 Mega Ball38 Megaplier4


Boardman residents, fire department honored for life-saving efforts

State recognizes Boardman residents, firefighters


Justice Department to investigate IRS’ targeting of groups

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Justice Department is investigating the Internal Revenue Service


Governor to speak at Chardon’s graduation

Associated Press COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich plans to deliver the commencement address at the high


Liberty cops seize guns, pot

Liberty cops seize guns, pot


Abortion doctor gets life in prison

Abortion doctor gets life in prison PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of


US diplomat ordered to leave Russia in spy case

Associated Press MOSCOW A U.S. diplomat was ordered Tuesday to leave the country after the


Pacers one win from first East finals since ’04

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and


City/county health department merger discussed

City/county health department merger discussed


East Palestine readies for 126th annual fair

East Palestine Fair


Napravnik hopes to win at Pimlico

Associated Press BALTIMORE Rosie Napravnik’s motivation for winning the Preakness has little to


Learn how to help your neighbors

Opinion: Learn how to help your neighbors At the Mahoning-Youngs- town Community Action Partnership, we


Triple threat

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama seemed to lose control of his second-term


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Poland Twp., school district to hire resource officer

Township police Chief Brian Goodin said he has sent the application to the federal Department of Justice for an officer to be placed in the district’s buildings.

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Chardonnay for all!

Chardonnay for all! A recent tasting of 17 Chardonnays leaves Drinks Columnist Brian Fry


Next up

Next up Sig Dish reviewers Mark Smesko and Mike Vallas have their sights set on something special


oddly enough

oddly enough Man charged in overnight feast at Ky. supermarket MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky.


newsmakers

newsmakers Bill Hader to exit ‘SNL’ after 8 seasons NEW YORK Bill Hader is leaving “Saturday


Police charge suspect in Farrell homicide

The 41-year-old victim was found outside his home.


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Newton Falls Exempted Village school board, 6 p.m., board room, junior high


Happy hour ideas

Happy hour ideas Happy Hour. A time of day renowned the world over for relaxing just before dinner


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Let Exterran serve as model for accelerated Valley growth

Editorial: The official opening of Exterran Energy Solutions’ $13 million 65,000-square-foot advanced


A rollicking trek ‘Into Darkness’

By Colin Covert McClatchy-Tribune The warp drives on the USS Enterprise are, as usual, on the


New Honda plant

New Honda plant CINCINNATI The new version of Honda’s Acura NSX sports car will be produced


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On a roll, Marino's enjoys success

Marino's owner makes diners feel like her Italian family

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Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Sidney Jackson and Joshua Macklin, Columbiana, boy, May


Oil boom transforming global market

Associated Press NEW YORK The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil


The Akron report

The Akron report The Akron Burger Guyz have their sights set on a University of Akron hot spot.


Home Savings foundation makes contribution to YSU

One $5,000 check is for YSU’s Summer Bridge Program for first-year students.


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2013. There are 230 days left in the year.


Chain-saw tree sculpture to depict Trumbull town history

Folks can watch the trunk of a 300-year-old oak tree be turned into a work of this weekend and next at End of the Commons General Store.


The 5

After nine seasons, NBC’s “The Office” will say goodbye Thursday with a 75-minute final episode at 9


IRS’ mirror-image scandal

Opinion: WASHINGTON Sputtering adjectives — outrageous, appalling, intolerable — can scarcely do justice to


Pa. deserves part of the blame in abortion doctor’s butchery

Opinion: Philadelphi Inquirer: Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of the very savagery that legalized


Train, Sheryl Crow to play Canfield Fair

Concerts by Train on Sept. 1, and Sheryl Crow and Gary Allen on Sept. 2 will be the main grandstand headliners at the Canfield Fair this summer. Tickets will go on sale June 10 at canfieldfair.com.


Birthdays

Birthdays Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 77. Singer Trini Lopez is 76. Singer Lenny Welch is


Stambaugh Chorus to mark 60th anniversary

Stambaugh Chorus will mark its 60th anniversary with a concert Sunday that will feature “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will accompany the chorus.


Forgetting Watergate’s lesson

Opinion: “He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to ... cause, in


TOMORROW in vibe

TOMORROW in vibe List of concerts, fairs, festivals and special events.


Youngstown police investigate two reported assaults

Both incidents stemmed from domestic arguments.


An attack on civil liberties is an attack on American ideals

Opinion: By Brian Gilmore McClatchy-Tribune Let’s not allow the tragic bombings in Boston to become an


Phillies rough up Kazmir, Indians

John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double for the Phillies.


Pirates top Brewers in 12th

Andrew McCutchen homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Pittsburgh.