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Northside nurses approve one-year pact

Registered nurses at Northside Medical Center approved a new one-year contract with the hospital after being without a work agreement since July 19, 2012.


Woman dead after crash in Lawrence County

A West Pittsburg woman, Heidi Lynn Holland, 27, was killed when she lost control of her car at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday and struck a guard rail along state Route 18 at Halltown Road in North Beaver Township in Lawrence County.


Youngstown’s tax collection amount is even worse than originally believed

City’s tax projection for 2014 is about the same as what was collected last year. Youngstown


Campbell hosts town-hall meeting

Campbell plans to have one town-hall meeting each month Campbell hosts town-hall meeting


Warren talks about redistricting to balance ward population

Warren committee talks about redistricting to balance ward population WARREN There are a


Mahoning County Democratic chairman wants the president to visit the area

Mahoning County Democratic chairman wants the president to visit the area YOUNGSTOWN


March 17 hearing date set over conditions at Youngstown Municipal Court

March 17 hearing date set over conditions at Youngstown Municipal Court


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First Energy - Dave Turner

Jan. 30, 2014 | Dave Turner

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Trapper Schoepp and the Shades

Jan. 30, 2014 | Trapper Schoepp and the Shades

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State Representative Bob Hagan

Jan. 30, 2014 | State Representative Bob Hagan

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Austintown to vote on school bond issue in May

Austintown board of education votes to place a bond issue on the May ballot. Austintown to vote


Free health and wellness discussion Monday in Boardman

Free health and wellness discussion Monday in Boardman


$1M cash in yard in gambling case

$1M cash in yard in gambling case PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Guilty pleas are unfolding in a gambling


DEA taking text tips on W. Pa. heroin overdoses

DEA taking text tips on W. Pa. heroin overdoses PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement


Obama visit highlights changed steel industry

Obama visit highlights changed steel industry PITTSBURGH (AP) — As President Barack Obama plans to


Lawmaker and sister arraigned on charges

Lawmaker and sister arraigned on charges PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker and his


Police: Deliveryman shot and critically hurt

Police: Deliveryman shot and critically hurt PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man delivering


Atlanta highways still gridlock 1 day after snow storm

Atlanta highways still gridlock 1 day after snow storm


Man sentenced for role in fatal burglary

Man sentenced for role in fatal burglary Staff report WARREN The youngest of the five people


Ohio plants contribute to Honda's export benchmark

Ohio plants contribute to Honda's export benchmark


Swimmer’s death casts light on campus sex assaults

Swimmer’s death casts light on campus sex assaults ST. LOUIS (AP) — The case of a former


Campbell police investigating second break-in at Iron City Wood Products

Campbell police investigating second break-in at Iron City Wood Products


Youngstown man charged with drug possession after traffic stop in Campbell

Youngstown man charged with drug possession after traffic stop in Campbell


Boil-water alert issued for section of Brookfield

Boil-water alert issued for section of Brookfield BROOKFIELD Due to a water main break, Trumbull


Thai firms feel squeeze from crisis

Thai firms feel squeeze from crisis BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have


OSHP investigating fatal accident in Columbiana County

OSHP investigating fatal accident in Columbiana County


Scheduled Missouri execution temporarily stayed

Scheduled Missouri execution temporarily stayed ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is


Ohio abortion clinic appeals state order

Ohio abortion clinic appeals state order


Fire causes $65k damage to Youngstown North Side home

Fire causes $65K damage to Youngstown North Side home


Today's card party canceled at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland

Today's card party canceled at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland


Ukraine lawmakers consider protester amnesty

Ukraine lawmakers consider protester amnesty KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament discussed


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

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


Strimbu Fund comes out winner after Chubb Charity Challenge

A Pittsburgh-based insurance group donated prize money to a Valley charity.

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Park Vista to sponsor support group

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., is sponsoring its first meeting of the


Police: Woman killed likely not intended target

Police: Woman killed likely not intended target PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a mother of five


DA to seek execution in 2004 slaying retrial

DA to seek execution in 2004 slaying retrial HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania


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Lowellville PD hosts training session sponsored by AG's Office

The session relied heavily on the use of collapsible wall panels that can be configured to mimic the interior of a home


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Government to allow farmers to grow hemp

The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high.

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Man with clothes frozen to skin hospitalized

Cops take several rifles for safekeeping


WYSU Radio Station adds new segment, website

Staff report Youngstown Radio station WYSU (88.5 FM) began a new local interview segment last


Mahoning Valley jobless rate improved in December, amid declining labor force

Valley’s unemployment rate ticked down to 7.4 percent last month, but the labor force decreased by 2,000.


Judge's son files written waiver of arraignment

Free on $25,000 bond


Mother of 6 sentenced to three years in prison for child endangering

A 30-year-old Warren woman was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for shooting plastic bbs at four of her six children and allowing her brother to shoot them at four of her six children.


Media circus takes center stage

Devils arena welcomes NFL players


Sens extend Jackets’ skid

Spezza’s late goal lifts Ottawa


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New lab puts YSU at forefront of 3-D printing technology

The center will be supervised by two faculty members new to YSU

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Youngstown native Smith returns to Super Bowl

North High graduate is Seahawks RB coach

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Bader will attract attention of YSU

Oakland’s senior scored 30 in last season’s game


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Growing consistent

Warren’s Kokrak sees improvement as 3rd season progresses

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Pelicans’ Davis, Gordon too much for Cavaliers

Bennett scored 15 for Cleveland

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Sunoco sues homeowners over pipeline

Sunoco says it has a right to install a third oil pipeline in its easement across defendants’ land.


Beatlefest to mark 50 years of Fab Four

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com AKRON The use of hyperbole in the music business can’t


Lowellville plans wastewater treatment plant upgrades, infiltration study

Among those upgrades required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is the construction of two new buildings


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Mahoning County commissioners, 10 a.m., commissioner’s hearing room, basement,


County ready to authorize bids for bike trail construction

After years of delays in getting funding to pay for it, the Trumbull County commissioners and Trumbull County MetroParks are finally prepared to seek bids for construction of the third phase of the Western Reserve Greenway.


Humane agents look for missing dog

Owner filed theft report with police


Signature Dish goes classic with breakfast and brunch

Signature Dish goes classic with breakfast and brunch If you are looking for early eating


Phantoms stay busy helping in community

Hockey players serve food, visit patients


Bill would increase penalties for driving rigs on wrong side of divided highways

Drivers of commercial vehicles who cause injury of death by driving on the wrong side of a divided highway to be charged with fourth-degree felonies.


Coroner: Firefighters died of burns, fumes

Associated Press TOLEDO Mourners are taking to social media to pay tribute to two Toledo


“2 Youngstown #Ohio shoutouts in the #SOTU? Keep ‘em coming!” — Meredith

“2 Youngstown #Ohio shoutouts in the #SOTU? Keep ‘em coming!” — Meredith Tucker, a Democratic


Ohio auditor: District played ‘loose’ with data

Associated Press COLUMBUS Columbus city schools played “fast and loose” with attendance data,


oddly enough

oddly enough Police: New Mexico woman calls 911 to avoid ticket ROSWELL, N.M. Authorities say


Waiver for drivers extended in Pa.

Waiver for drivers extended in Pa. HARRISBURG, Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett authorized the Pennsylvania


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 23.44 —.01 Avalon


newsmakers

newsmakers Grammy awards tops Neilsen ratings list NEW YORK Prime-time viewership numbers


A look at some of the facts and political circumstances behind President Barack Obama’s claims

A look at some of the facts and political circumstances behind President Barack Obama’s claims in


Broncos’ Fox feeling healthier after scare

Denver coach had heart surgery in November


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2014. There are 336 days left in the year.


Next up for the Burger Guys

Next up for the Burger Guys Barry Dyngles’ newest menu item, The Youngstown Burger, is the


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Good brews travel fast

Belgium Brewing Co. will bring its popular craft beers to the Valley in six- and 12-packs.

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Obama again calls Youngstown hub national asset

It’s the second year in a row that he used his state of the union speech to praise the facility.

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Kyle Shanahan in mix to be Browns coordinator

Youngstown native John DeFilippo also will be interviewed


Fame pushes White to go for gold at Sochi

Snowboarder will be most famous athlete at Winter Games


MLB approves protective cap for pitchers

Voluntary tests planned for spring training


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas D. Mastran, 21, of 3439 Middletown Road, New


YSU football schedule features 7 home games

Penguins open with road trip to Illinois


Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies at 94 Voice for change is gone

By MICHAEL HILL and CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. Buoyed by his character-


Vigilante plan in Mexico carries some risks

Associated Press MEXICO CITY After months of tacit cooperation with rural vigilantes trying to


Protect your credit today

Opinion: The Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio: Target announced it will offer one year of free credit


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Stephany Rodgers, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 27. Robert and


Bond set at $500K for woman charged in stabbing

Police have charged Jessica Gomez with stabbing her sisters.


States consider reviving old forms of executions

Associated Press ST. LOUIS With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming


Cattron-Theimeg considering Warren location for factory employing 200

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a state tax credit for the Cattron-Theimeg company to create 55 full-time jobs generating $3 million in payroll


MAHONING VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF

MAHONING VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF Officers The Mahoning Valley Association of the Deaf,


The top iPhone and iPad apps (and maker) on the App Store for the week ending Jan. 26:

The top iPhone and iPad apps (and maker) on the App Store for the week ending Jan. 26: v


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions7- 16-28-53-60 Mega Ball2 Megaplier3


Hosting state bowling tournament for the deaf

Hosting state bowling tournament for the deaf


POLICE CALLS

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


Syria peace talks move slowly

Associated Press GENEVA Syrian government anger over a U.S. decision to resume aid to the


Weather causes gridlock in South

Associated Press ATLANTA The mad rush began at the first sight of snow: Across the Atlanta area,


All the lean ways to love pork

Family Features As new food and health trends appear across the country, pork makes the list as


Simple weeknight suppers with pears Perfect pear picks

Family Features 222Krieger notes that pairing the unique sweetness of healthy, fresh pears with


Cheers to tears

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Let’s turn now to the wide, wide and cruel world of sports. The


Rozum set to return as Campbell coach

Rozum set to return as Campbell coach CAMPBELL For the fourth time, Ed Rozum will be head coach


Number implicated in probe doubles

Number implicated in probe doubles WASHINGTON The cheating scandal inside the Air Force’s


Nurses to vote on tentative contract

Nurses to vote on tentative contract YOUNGSTOWN Registered nurses at Northside Medical Center


Obama to try power of pen

president plans to use executive action to increase minimum wage for federal contract workers


Inequality is a fact of daily life

Opinion: During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing.


Easy-to-make Italian meals

Family Features In an effort to squeeze in valuable time together, more families are zooming past


Mahoning County fits the bill as Hardest Hit, merits funding

Editorial: The gargantuan task of ridding Youngstown and other areas of Mahoning County from the blight of


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Outdor workers face frigid temperatures

Emergency personnel, utility, mail and garbage workers all have to face the elements outside.

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A lot of creativity goes into Super ads

Associatd Press NEW YORK A timely Tweet that was praised. A story of a baby Clydesdale growing


Tax volunteers needed

Tax volunteers needed YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership is