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Ohio lawmakers approve mental-illness treatment

Ohio lawmakers approve mental-illness treatment


Ohio lawmakers OK ban on e-cigarette sales to kids under 18

Ohio lawmakers OK ban on e-cigarette sales to kids under 18


Youngstown council approves loans for 2 downtown projects

Youngstown council approves loans for 2 downtown projects


Pa. couple sent to prison for 2md prayer death

Pa. couple sent to prison for 2nd prayer death


Hubbard RB Scott gets offers from Alabama and Auburn

Hubbard RB Scott gets offers from Alabama and Auburn.


Median barrier coming to dangerous section of Shenango Valley Freeway

Median barrier coming to dangerous section of Shenango Valley Freeway


Ryan, other leaders pen support for Tressel's YSU candidacy

Ryan, other leaders pen support for Tressel's YSU candidacy


Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence

Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama


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YSU President Roundtable

Feb. 20, 2014 | YSU President Roundtable

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Social Media Summit

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Lawsuit seeks to overturn Ohio's gay-marriage ban

Lawsuit seeks to overturn Ohio's gay-marriage ban


YMHA meeting is noon Thursday

YMHA meeting is noon Thursday


Ukraine leader names new army chief after clashes

Ukraine leader names new army chief after clashes KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As fires burned at the


Russian security forces attack Pussy Riot members

Russian security forces attack Pussy Riot members SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Cossack militia attacked


Tough winter creates menace: ice from high-rises

Tough winter creates menace: ice from high-rises NEW YORK (AP) — City dwellers facing one of the


Icy weather prompts I-80 and airport closures in Pa.

Icy weather prompts I-80 and airport closures in Pa. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Icy conditions spawned


Woman charged with stealing dying man’s dog

Woman charged with stealing dying man’s dog PITTSBURGH (AP) — A city woman has been jailed on


Eight to be charged in party at cop’s house

Eight to be charged in party at cop’s house GIRARD Four adults and four juveniles were expected


Penn State defendants ask judge to dismiss case

Penn State defendants ask judge to dismiss case HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State


Fracking water focus starts at the drilling pad, speaker says

Fracking water focus starts at the drilling pad, speaker says YOUNGSTOWN Walter “Buzz” Pishkur,


Pa. police seek suspect road-rage slaying vehicle

Pa. police seek suspect road-rage slaying vehicle HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police in


DeLeon may not return to port authority role

DeLeon may not return to port authority role


Man gets six months after no contest plea

Judge says he's a 'menace' Man gets six months after no contest plea YOUNGSTOWN A man


Campbell police arrest three men on weapons and other charges

Campbell police arrest three men on weapons and other charges CAMPBELL — Three men were arrested


Chevron gives pizza vouchers after Pa. explosion

Chevron gives pizza vouchers after Pa. explosion DILLINER, Pa. (AP) — Chevron is drawing criticism


Obama’s N. American agenda hits congressional drag

Obama’s N. American agenda hits congressional drag WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads


Household chemical mixture causes medical emergency

Household chemical mixture causes medical emergency A medical call received by the Western Reserve


Youngstown snow emergency canceled

Youngstown snow emergency canceled YOUNGSTOWN Charles T. Shasho, deputy director of public


Ligety dominates for gold in Olympic giant slalom

Ligety dominates for gold in Olympic giant slalom KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Ted Ligety has


Ohio Supreme Court sends Anderson case back to appellate court

Ohio Supreme Court sends Anderson case back to appellate court COLUMBUS In a 7-0 decision this


As Syria threat expands, Obama mulls options

As Syria threat expands, Obama mulls options WASHINGTON (AP) — For the United States, Syria’s


St. Stephen Catholic School in Niles to close

St. Stephen Catholic School in Niles to close NILES — Bishop George Murry, S.J., Bishop of


Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes

Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thick, dark smoke rose above


Poll: Kasich maintains lead over main challenger

Poll: Kasich maintains lead over main challenger Republican Gov. John Kasich is maintaining a slim


Man gets life plus 20 to 40 years in bar slayings

Man gets life plus 20 to 40 years in bar slayings PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to


Ex-Pittsburgh police chief seeks probation

Ex-Pittsburgh police chief seeks probation PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking


1 killed in fire that injured 3 firefighters

1 killed in fire that injured 3 firefighters BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in have released


Meeting scheduled for relatives raising kids

Meeting scheduled for relatives raising kids NEW CASTLE, PA. Penn State Extension will present a


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY Boar’s Head Ladies of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, will serve a


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St. David’s Society preserves Welsh heritage

St. David’s Day banquet is signature event

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Man pleads to abduction in downtown attack

Prosecutors recommend two years


Disciplinary hearing set

The department is still following protocol by setting the hearing, the police chief said.


Indians, Masterson agree to avoid arbitration

Justin Masterson did not have to fly to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday because he and the Indians reached a one-year deal to avoid arbitration.


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Fitch holds off rival Boardman

Three years after the Falcons left Boardman and the Federal League for the newly formed AAC, little has changed between the two largest schools in Mahoning County.

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Zeller helps Cavaliers stay hot

Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds.


Wise wins gold in halfpipe

Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing.

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Can Kendrick Perry, one of YSU’s all-time greats, play in the NBA?

Perry ranks fifth in school history with 1,862 points, surpassing Reggie Kemp (1988-93) as the team’s Division I leader last week.

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Canfield Robotics Team prepares for competition

The Canfield Robotics Team worked diligently on a snow day to finish their robot before a midnight deadline.

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YSU president search plan to get underway soon

The trustees’ chairman has already received an application for the job


Art gallery to display miniature masterpieces

Staff report MENTOR Masterworks in Miniature, a show and sale by internationally famed artists,


Fire destroys house

Fire destroys house YOUNGSTOWN A fire Monday at a 1414 Lansdowne Blvd. home on the East Side


kiev, ukraine Riot police move in on protest camp

Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting


st. DAVID’S SOCIETY Background and more

St. David’s Society of Youngstown was founded in 1860 when a group of Welsh Americans who came to


Youngstown council to consider giving loans to two downtown building projects

Without the loans, it’s unlikely the projects can move forward


One of two men charged in kidnapping pleads guilty, sentenced

The strange case involving two men charged with kidnapping a local soldier and taking him to two ATM machines to steal money from him has taken another turn.


Shooting suspect also suspect in robberies

Had prior robbery charges in Pennsylvania


Weather not a factor in death

Weather not a factor in death Coitsville Inclement weather conditions do not appear to be a


Fort Hood razes facility that was site of 2009 mass shooting that killed 13

Associated Press DALLAS A Texas Army post has razed the building where a former psychiatrist


Dream buys for lottery winners

Associated Press ST. LOUIS Jackpots such as today’s anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can


newsmakers

newsmakers NBC wins ratings gold with Sochi, Fallon The “Today” show won ratings gold last week


Mother sues over body of deceased infant

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN An East Side woman is suing St. Elizabeth Health Center, claiming that


Warm-up finally in sight, but flooding is potential threat

Associated Press BOSTON A speedy winter storm that blew through parts of the Great Lakes and


Venezuelan opposition leader jailed over protests

Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez emerged from days of hiding


Investigators zero in on cause of fatal Mecca house fire

The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office has ruled the cause of death of Marjorie Fitch, 75, as undetermined pending further studies.


Ryan: Keeping options open for ’16

Ryan: Keeping options open for ’16 MANCHESTER, N.H. Rep. Paul Ryan, the most recent Republican


Mahoning County Board of Elections certified countywide and state legislative candidates

Discussed the possible disqualification of a county commissioner candidate


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Deli stands for delicious

At Krakus, order to-go and hope the food makes it home.

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When ‘all natural’ just isn’t

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords The delightfully naughty movie star Mae West liked to joke: “I used


Let new Trumbull drug court restore order to juveniles’ lives

Editorial: As with adults, crime and drug abuse among juveniles remain inextricably linked. Four of every five


Iran: No scrapping any nuke facilities

Associated Press VIENNA Iran drew a red line Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear


Toyota endowment opens another path to education

Opinion: Northeast Mississippi Journal, Tupelo, Miss.: Toyota’s arrival in Northeast Mississippi seven


oddly enough

oddly enough Woman jailed, accused of failing to return video PICKENS, S.C. It was not a


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Lordstown Board of Public Affairs, 4 p.m., village administration building, 1455


Local morra league adds HOF members

Local morra league adds HOF members Youngstown The Youngstown Morra League inducted eight


Mahoning County Board of Elections rescinded salary raises for its employees

One board member voted against taking back the pay hikes


birthdays

birthdays Actress Carlin Glynn (“Sixteen Candles”) is 74. Singer Smokey Robinson is 74. Singer Lou


Associated Press

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with


Intimate apparel shop rules proposed

A hearing will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Austintown Township Hall concerning proposed new intimate apparel shop rules.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Michael and Shannon Majzun, Columbiana, girl, Feb. 17.


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Casey Harrell, feted by NOCC where she is a correctional officer

Casey Harrell, feted by NOCC where she is a correctional officer

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Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2014. There are 315 days left in the year.


Sen. Cruz looking out for himself

Opinion: Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well. Moreover, some of


Olympians tiptoe around sponsorship ban

Associated Press SOCHI, Russia Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia


Port authority deal with Mule Sidetracks

Port authority deal with Mule Sidetracks YOUNGSTOWN The Columbiana County Port Authority has


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 24.66 .12 Avalon


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Columbiana County added to Mahoning Chapter service area

Columbiana County added to Mahoning Chapter service area

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Treatology blends different flavors for delicious results Delectable dessert indulgences

Family Features 2It is easy to get lost in the flavor and fragrance of rich chocolate or creamy


Video games released this week, according to Gamestop.com:

Video games released this week, according to Gamestop.com: v “NASCAR ’14”: PlayStation 3, Xbox


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Associated Press WASHINGTON It’s a pressing matter for the tiny U.S. olive oil industry:


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Associated Press NEW YORK U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday as traders got back to work


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