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Thieves posed as Warren cops, victim says

A 34-year-old Youngstown salesman reported that two males took items from his business vehicle after identifying themselves as police officers while he was in the parking lot of a South Street laundromat at 11 a.m. Thursday.


Springfield attorney, school board VP Schoenike missing, police say

Springfield Township Police Department has asked for help from the FBI after Springfield school board Vice President Jon Schoenike went missing Friday.


Auctions of school equipment set for Tuesday and June 3

Weathersfield School District will have its old shop equipment auctioned by Paranzino Brothers Auctioneers at its auction house, 11505 South Ave., North Lima, at 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Bears spotted in Liberty

Liberty Police Department posted a photo on its website Thursday of a bear spotted in the back yard of a home on Tibbetts-Wick Road.


24 hour Boardman Relay for Life under way

24 hour Boardman Relay for Life under way BOARDMAN The balmy weather and good music made it easy


Boardman eyesore to be demolished

Boardman eyesore to be demolished YOUNGSTOWN A Boardman motel, which has been boarded up


‘Mother’s instincts’: NM woman chased abductor

‘Mother’s instincts’: NM woman chased abductor ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mother who chased down a


Ex-Mississippi police chief faces new indictment

Ex-Mississippi police chief faces new indictment JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi police


Guilty plea for Ohio man for Obama Twitter threat

Guilty plea for Ohio man for Obama Twitter threat


Recycling event Saturday at Covelli Centre

Recycling event Saturday at Covelli Centre


GM stock rises above $33 for first time in 2 years

GM stock rises about $33 for first time in 2 years


Stocks rise on hopeful signs for the US economy

Stocks rise on hopeful signs for the US economy


Canada trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers

Canada trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Canadian government


Boil-water advisory issued fo Vienna Township

Boil-water advisory issued for Vienna Township


Judge grants injunction in Ark. abortion ban case

Judge grants injunction in Ark. abortion ban case LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge today


Mourners gather to remember Malcolm X’s grandson

Mourners gather to remember Malcolm X’s grandson OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mourners are gathering at


Students visiting PSU come home with bedbug bites

Students visiting PSU come home with bedbug bites


Cleveland fire chief: Charges 'sad day' for the department

Cleveland fire chief: Charges 'sad day' for the department


Powerball jackpot grows to $600 million

Powerball jackpot grows to $600 million DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say the


Idaho man in court for Uzbekistan terrorism plot

Idaho man in court for Uzbekistan terrorism plot BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Uzbekistan national living


Body burned in Lordstown car identified as Michael Anderson

Body burned in Lordstown car identified as Michael Anderson LORDSTOWN The Trumbull County


UPMC in Pittsburgh paid 26 employees more than $1M

UPMC in Pittsburgh paid 26 employees more than $1M


Pa. school board makes no decision on transgender student's name request

Pa. school board makes no decision on transgender student's name request


More Gitmo prisoners join hunger strike

More Gitmo prisoners join hunger strike


Birth of anteater has Conn. zoo staff puzzled

Birth of anteater has Conn. zoo staff puzzled GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An anteater has given birth


HUD offices to close nationwide May 24

HUD offices to close nationwide May 24


Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings cheered

Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings cheered NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bond has been set at more than


Mahoning Commissioners award contract for demolition of eyesore former motel

Mahoning Commissioners award contract for demolition of eyesore former motel YOUNGSTOWN A


Travis sues to block DWI patrol car video release

Travis sues to block DWI patrol car video release AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country star Randy Travis


Calif. fuels $550M Powerball jackpot

Calif. fuels $550M Powerball jackpot


OSHP: Fog contributed to multivehicle crash in western Ohio

OSHP: Fog contributed to multivehicle crash in western Ohio


$1M in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest

$1M in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest


1 sailor dead, others injured in training accident

1 sailor dead, others injured in training accident LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say one U.S.


Thieves steal 13 snakes from Pa. family

Thieves steal 13 snakes from Pa. family


Ohio unemployment rate dropped slightly in April

Ohio unemployment rate dropped slightly in April


Ohio-owned items to be publicly auctioned Saturday

Ohio-owned items to be publicly auctioned Saturday


UPDATE | Ohio man jailed in stabbing death of infant

Ohio man jailed for stabbing infant


Obama focusing on job creation in Baltimore visit

Obama focusing on job creation in Baltimore visit WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is


New Ohio casinos will host World Series of Poker event

New Ohio casinos will host World Series of Poker event


Akron city computers hacked

Akron city computers hacked


Ousted IRS chief: Errors not caused by politics

Ousted IRS chief: Errors not caused by politics WASHINGTON (AP) - The ousted chief of the Internal


Police: Woman overdosed with kids in car

Police: Woman overdosed with kids in car UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania woman


Police chief recovering after being dragged by car

Police chief recovering after being dragged by car BEAVER MEADOWS, Pa. (AP) — The police chief of


Pa. man, 71, gets prison for lottery tax evasion

Pa. man, 71, gets prison for lottery tax evasion PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 71-year-old Pennsylvania man


LOUIE TODAY: Vindy's Ernie Brown; Nitro's dad; Saturday's recycling; Scambook

Join Louie today as he discusses with Ernie Brown his recent bout with prostate cancer and the importance of men, especially black men, to see a doctor and get tested.


Downtown streets closing Sunday for March for Babies Walk

These downtown roads will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for the March for Babies Walk:


CLUB CALENDAR

ALLIANCES Ohio Cultural Alliance will have its next meeting at 6 p.m. June 3 at St. George


Chicken dinner sales to help vet cemetery

Chicken dinner sales to help vet cemetery YOUNGSTOWN Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park will


Grange gives honors at annual meeting

Dublin Grange gives honors to members and guests at annual meeting April 24

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Railroad work to close Salineville road next week

State Route 39 will be closed to traffic at 9 a.m. Wednesday for railroad crossing repairs.


Afghan woman recalls night of mass murder and terror at hands of U.S. soldier

Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she told her side of what happened to her family sometime before dawn on March 11, 2012.


Warren woman reports robbery, beating, kidnapping

A 34-year-old Summit Street Northwest woman reported being robbed, beaten and kidnapped while she was walking in the 900 block of Dietz Road at 3:11 a.m. Thursday.


Bazetta Fire Department to replace equipment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have awarded the Bazetta Township Fire Department a grant of $8,172 to allow the department to replace 34 sections of firefighting hose and three hose nozzles.


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DeBartolo Foundation awards $56,000 to 8 Valley students

The scholarships reward students for hard work and courage

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About 1,000 to earn YSU undergraduate degrees

Actor Ed O’Neill will get an honorary doctor of arts degree


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Boardman crushes Warren Harding

The Spartans will meet Howland in a sectional final today.

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OHSAA proposal voted down

The referendum was the third so-called competitive balance initiative to fail.


ODNR chief: Shale data for 2012 show ‘onset of a new boom’

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Eighty-seven wells extending horizontally into eastern


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Youngstown golf course drops rates to increase business

Course is ‘stagnant’ during those times

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McDonald ousts Mineral Ridge

A 14-run third inning explosion led to an easy 16-2 victory over the Rams.

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Preliminary Youngstown school test results shoot up

Early OGT data shows improvement in most areas


Poland tops Lakeview in softball sectional final

Poland has won 13 consecutive sectional titles.


Youngstown police officer presented Medal of Valor

Officer Brad Ditullio received the Award of Valor.


Strongman competition set for Saturday

Team BSS Training and Fitness Center will host the event.


MORE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL RESULTS

Division I sectionals Ashtabula Lakeside 12, East 0


Black males don’t go to the doctor

Early diagnosis is key


Dealer could get 20 years in Girard teen heroin death

James L. Patterson, 28, of Youngstown was convicted on seven charges — reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, two counts of corrupting another with drugs and three counts of heroin trafficking.


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O'Neill recalls his Youngstown roots

O’Neill, a North Side native, played football at Ursuline High School and YSU, where he was a theater major. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 but after being cut in training camp, he made his way back to acting and a life spent making us laugh.

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Toddlers explore good clean fun

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Toddlers learned all about the difference between clean and

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Dobbins spends night at the Butler

Fourth-grade students at Dobbins Elementary School attended the Night at the Butler event April 30 at Butler Art Museum. The museum displayed artwork and journals completed by the students throughout their year of studying collections of artwork from four famous American artists - Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Jacob Lawrence and Norman Rockwell.

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Greenwood Chevrolet partners with Austintown Youth Baseball League

Greenwood Chevrolet, Inc. has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program and

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Boardman sports briefs

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


Fellows Riverside Gardens has book festival

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Fellows Riverside Gardens hosted the Children’s Book

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Boy Scout Troop visits Akron Zoo

The Poland Boy Scout Troop Pack 44 participated in Snooze at the Zoo at the Akron Zoo May 10-11. The

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Fourth-graders honor great state of Ohio

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-grade students

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SJIHM has May crowning service

During the month of May, those of the Catholic faith honor the Virgin Mary. Monsignor Kenneth Miller

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Canfield sports briefs

Diamondback offers golf clinics Diamondback Golf Course will host golf clinics for boys and girls


Dairy Queen honors mothers

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Cornersburg Dairy Queen honored mothers May 11 by offering

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SJIHM students compete in State Science Day

St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary students competed in the school-wide Experimental Design Science

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Spartans present spring concert

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com The Boardman High School band performed its spring concert May

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Toddler time teaches money skills

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Austintown librarian Kathe Orr led a Smart Money story time

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CHS students bring the glitz and glamour

Canfield High School juniors and seniors brought glitz and glamour to the school's auditorium during the annual PTO-sponsored Prom Promenade May 4 before heading to their Moonlight Beach themed dance at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman.

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Library showcases people and programming

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com The Boardman library showcased its programs and librarians

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Students make living wax museum

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Third-grade students at Dobbins Elementary School presented

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Softball seniors honored

Canfield High School honor its senior softball players on May 2. A pre-game ceremony was held on

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Center track team places first in relays

The Boardman Center Middle School track team won the overall title at the Waldo Ward Invitational

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Fellows Riverside Gardens has book festival

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Fellows Riverside Gardens hosted the Children’s Book Festival


Austintown sports briefs

Austintown Colts registration set Registration for the Austintown Colts Youth Football


Lady Spartans track finishes league season

On May 8, the Lady Spartans competed in their last Federal League Meet of the season, beating a


C.H. Campbell celebrates teachers

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School teachers and staff were

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Fitch robotics team visits Lynn Kirk event

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com The Austintown Fitch robotics team, featuring a frisbee-

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Union has ‘JA in a Day’

By NATALIE SCOTT nscott@vindy.com Poland Union Elementary School hosted volunteers and members

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St. Charles students enjoy Disney Day

St. Charles School students in Patti Bartholomew's kindergarten class took a whirlwind trip to Disney World without ever leaving their classroom April 22.

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CHS students win art competition

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) announced today that Nagmita Shrestha, a sophomore at Canfield


Poland sports briefs

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


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CHS seniors get civic minded

The 33rd annual Civic Day, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Canfield, was held with 40 Canfield High School seniors assuming the roles of school, city and township officials May 3.

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City men face additional murder charges

The men are charged with the murders of four different people.


BRIDGE

BRIDGE East-West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH xQ 3 2 uQ 10 8 6 vK J 10 2 wQ 10 WEST


Years Ago

Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2013. There are 228 days left in the year. Associated


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses David A. Yost, 28, of 8 Cambridge Glen, Columbiana,


Birthdays

Birthdays Singer Taj Mahal is 71. Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester is 69. Drummer Bill Bruford


A challenger emerging in 6th District

Opinion: State Sen. Lou Gentile has quickly emerged as the Democratic Party’s leading candidate for the 6th


Brookfield schools unsure of fiscal future

Brookfield School Levy


Applications for unemployment rise

Associated Press WASHINGTON The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000


OSU Young Scholars selected

Six seniors will graduate from the program


Immigration and gang labels

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: The Senate Judiciary Committee is just beginning its markup of the bipartisan


The many myths about gay people

Opinion: The many myths about gay people Reading the letter abouT gays and the Boy Scouts of America that


newsmakers

newsmakers Coetzee tells Spain: Drop bullfighting law LONDON Nobel Literature laureate J.M.


Teary testimony

Associated Press PHOENIX Jurors deciding the fate of convicted murderer Jodi Arias became


WHAT TO DO

WHAT TO DO Rabies safeguards There are several steps homeowners can take to minimize exposure to


Can anything positive come out of Cleveland’s house of horrors?

Editorial: Even though many perplexinG questions remain unanswered, some horrific details emerging from the


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Tech industry, labor spar on immigration

To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business.

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Theater to present court drama

Staff report SALEM Salem Community Theater will present the court drama “Twelve Angry Men” for


LOTTERY

LOTTERY thursday’s numbers OHIO evening drawings: Pick 35-0-0 Pick 47-8-3-1 Pick


METRO DIGEST || Pizza delivery man robbed in Warren

Pizza delivery man in Warren is robbed WARREN A 26-year-old Warren man delivering pizza for


Steps in right direction?

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid


Rockers find the right mix in Vietnam

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Saying Brett Newski & the Corruption are a Vietnam band


Mineral Ridge gets new $142K fire, rescue truck

By MARY SMITH news@vindy.com MINERAL RIDGE Fire Chief Randy Pugh demonstrated to Weathersfield


Clock and Watch show is Saturday in Kirtland

Visitors can find rare and preserved clocks and watches, antique timepieces, parts, tools, books and supplies.


Canfield Green needs local shops

Denise Bayer Age: 36 Family: I am happily married to Joshua Bayer. We have a 16-month-old

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oddly enough

oddly enough Fleeing Ore. man pleads to be pulled from river IRRIGON, Ore. Authorities in


Second rabid raccoon found in Mahoning County

Rabid raccoon was found in Boardman


A trifecta with little payout

Opinion: WASHINGTON Folks, deep breath time. This is not the end of the Obama presidency. It’s a bad


Leaks to force closing of 1962 portion of South Side Middle in Columbiana

THOMAS M. LYDEN news@vindy.com COLUMBIANA The Columbiana School Board will not give up on


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Brian and Heather McGahagan, Austintown, boy, May 15.


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Woman headed to prison for robbery in drug deal turned deadly

The woman was accused of negotiating the deadly drug transaction.

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Obama’s shrinking authority

Opinion: WASHINGTON Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness and the corruption of our civic culture by


Bombing suspect left note inside boat, source says

Newsday MELVILLE, N.Y. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a “deathbed” note scrawled inside the hull of the


Consumers dividend

Consumers dividend MINERVA The board of directors of Consumers Bancorp Inc., the holding company


Gosnell case gives new life to anti-abortion drive

Opinion: It was the pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor


Terrorists in program allowed on flights

Associated Press WASHINGTON The government has allowed terrorists into America’s witness-


Weathersfield school finances face change

Construction is underway on a $25.2 million project partly funded by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission.


POLICE CALLS IN POLAND, BOARDMAN

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


Surplus food

Surplus food Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, various commodities, 9:30 to


No cause found in plant explosion

Associated Press WEST, Texas Investigators working in the remnants of an exploded Texas


Browns’ Weeden: ‘I want to be the guy’

The way Brandon Weeden sees it, nothing’s changed. He’s still Cleveland’s starter.


Obama: Leaders ashamed of sex abuse

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Thursday the nation’s military leaders


SPORTS DIGEST || YSU baseball falls

YSU baseball falls valparaiso, ind. The Youngstown State baseball team stranded 11 runners and


Orb: from ordinary to extraordinary

Associated Press BALTIMORE Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit


Texas tornado devastation includes Habitat homes

Texas tornado devastation includes Habitat homes GRANBURY, Texas Habitat for Humanity spent


METRO DIGEST || Former deputy dies

Former deputy dies YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning County Coroner’s office has confirmed that former


$480K donated for 3 women found at house in Cleveland

Associated Press CLEVELAND More than $480,000 has been donated to help three Cleveland women who


False prosperity

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords At last, some excellent economic news for folks long-mired in the


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “12 Angry Men,” 8 p.m.: The intense ensemble drama about a jury


Puskas: Be careful what you wish for

A proposal on separate tournaments for public and private schools could be back in, and it could be on the ballot by next spring.


Austintown briefs

Memorial Day parade to be May 27 The Austintown Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on


Boardman briefs

Boardman resident earns degree Shawn Clark of Boardman, recently graduated from Champlain College.