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Despite vow to withdraw, Engler still on ballot

Despite telling the Mahoning County Democratic Party central and executive committees less than two weeks ago that he was withdrawing as a candidate for a seat on the 7th District Court of Appeals, David Engler is still on the ballot.


Canfield council mulls Red Gate property

Canfield City still has about 290 acres of property on Leffingwell Road and U.S. Route 62 with no course of direction for the future after 11 years.


Federal judge blasts Youngstown for pattern of rights violations by cop

A federal judge sharply criticized the city for “a pattern of federal rights violations” by a police officer “which appears to have been acquiesced to or tolerated by” Youngstown.


Israeli naval raid nabs rocket shipment

Israeli naval raid nabs rocket shipment JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli naval forces today seized a ship


Pittsburgh mayor meets with UPMC

Pittsburgh mayor meets with UPMC PITTSBURGH (AP) — A meeting scheduled weeks ago between


SC officials: $360M in trees damaged in storms

SC officials: $360M in trees damaged in storms COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State forestry officials say


Carnival, passengers in court over disabled ship

Carnival, passengers in court over disabled ship MIAMI (AP) — About three dozen passengers who


Dunn will leave YSU March 21, with no further pay

Youngstown State University President Randy Dunn will leave the university March 21 and receive no pay after that.


Boardman officials investigating possible meth lab

Boardman officials investigating possible meth lab BOARDMAN — A house damaged in a fire may have


Contractor in NJ explosion faced $110K in fines

Contractor in NJ explosion faced $110K in fines EWING, N.J. (AP) — The contractor working at the


Hubbard schools name new superintendent

Hubbard schools name new superintendent hubbard The Hubbard school board has chosen a new


Trials set for 2 young men in Ohio teen's slaying

Trial set for 2 young men in Ohio teen's slaying


Tons of cocaine seized at sea brought to San Diego

Tons of cocaine seized at sea brought to San Diego SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says $122


Academic Senate wants faculty involved in YSU president search

Academic Senate wants faculty involved in YSU president search YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State


Man pleads not guilty to 7 bank robberies in Ohio

Man pleads not guilty to 7 bank robberies in Ohio


Pa. makes heating-aid change to save food stamps

Pa. makes heating-aid change to save food stamps


Greenpeace activist bonds set at $50K in Ohio

Greenpeace activist bonds set at $50K in Ohio


Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission lags

Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission lags


Terror defendants say witness has motive to lie

Terror defendants say witness has motive to lie NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two British citizens who


Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil-rights post

Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil-rights post


Ohio court is asked to reconsider Amish chemo case

Ohio court is asked to reconsider Amish chemo case


Residents leap from blazing Detroit building

Residents leap from blazing Detroit building


UPDATE | New SAT: The essay portion will become optional

NEW SAT: The essay portion will become optional


Delaware lacks lethal injection drugs

Delaware lacks lethal injection drugs DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware has 17 condemned prisoners


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Elsa Higby talks Grow Youngstown

March 6, 2014 | Vindy Roundtable; Elsa Higby of Grow Youngstown

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Army sex trial begins with jury of generals seated

Army sex trial begins with jury of generals seated


2 Pa. men to face death penalty in women's slaying

2 Pa. men to face death penalty for woman's slaying


Hillary Clinton compares Putin's actions to Hitler's

Hillary Clinton compares Putin's actions to Hitler's


Youngstown police arrest man on heroin charge

Youngstown police arrest man on heroin charge


Pa. liquor board approves tavern-gambling license

Pa. liquor board approves tavern-gambling license


Mock arrests of Ohio pastors create confusion

Mock arrests of Ohio pastors create confusion


2-year extension seen for canceled health plans

2-year extension seen for canceled health plans


40- to 80-year prison term imposed in Pa. double murder

40- to 80-year prison term imposed in Pa. double murder


Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales


Pistorius' character questioned over gun incident

Pistorius' character questioned over gun incident


Ohio State appoints new fundraising staff leader

Ohio State appoints new fundraising staff leader


5 sirens fail Mahoning County emergency-warning test

5 sirens fail Mahoning County emergency-warning test


Hubbard school board has special meeting Thursday to hire new superintendent

Hubbard school board has special meeting Thursday to hire new superintendent


Lunch and Learn event slated for Friday in Canfield

Lunch and Learn event slated for Friday in Canfield


Elderly Pa. man killed by snowplow

Elderly Pa. man killed by snowplow


US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe

US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe


Columbus district closing 5 schools

Columbus district closing 5 schools


Campbell cops arrest two people on drug-related charges

Campbell cops arrest two people on drug-related charges Staff report CAMPBELL City police


Cleanup set for Lake Park Cemetery in Boardman

Cleanup set for Lake Park Cemetery in Boardman


Ex-Pa. Air Guard officer held in no-show pay scam

Ex-Pa. Air Guard officer held in no-show pay scam


Ohio man admits child-porn production

Ohio man admits child-porn production


Diplomatic exit for Ukraine?

Diplomatic exit for Ukraine?


SAT college entrance exams to get upgrade

SAT college entrance exams to get upgrade


Lane restrictions Thursday and Friday on I-680 between Western Reserve and Meridian roads

Lane restrictions Thursday, Friday on I-680


Charges pile up against Ohio municipal judge

Charges pile up against Ohio municipal judge


Church will honor bishop's birthday

Nevels Temple will celebrate Bishop Nevels’ birthday Saturday.

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Man's sister jailed over comment in Ohio courtroom

Man's sister jailed over comment in Ohio courtroom


Pittsburgh Symphony cuts 17 positions, outsources telesales

Pittsburgh Symphony cuts 17 staff, outsources telesales


Israeli naval raid nabs Gaza-bound arms from Iran

Israeli naval raid nabs Gaza-bound arms from Iran


Ohio places second in in development rankings

Ohio places second in development rankings


Dinner, wine bar will benefit animals

Dinner and wine bar will benefit animals CANFIELD Angels for Animals is sponsoring an Italian


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

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


Protestant Family Services joining national Giveaway to Fight Hunger effort

Protestant Family Service of Youngstown is joining Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein’s 17th “Annual $1 million Giveaway to Fight Hunger” campaign.


Information session for singles, couples considering adoption or fostering

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26, invites Mahoning Valley area adults, either couples or singles, who are considering adoption or giving foster care to a school-age child, to stop in for an informal information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26, in Warren.


Former Warren schools worker sentenced in firearms case

Honeya D. Price, 42, of Perkinswood Boulevard Northeast, former family liaison at Warren City Schools’ Lincoln K-8 building, has been sentenced to five years’ probation for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.


Breckenridge pleads innocent in domestic violence, burglary case

Chaylon A. Breckenridge, 26, of Fifth Street Southwest, pleaded innocent to aggravated burglary, assault and obstructing official business Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court after police said he fled after a Sunday night domestic dispute.


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Shrove Tuesday supper in Hubbard benefits food pantry

Grace Lutheran Church in Hubbard hosted the community event

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McDonald survives furious Lowellville rally

The Blue Devils built a 28-2 first-quarter lead and held on for a 75-67 victory.

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Halcon re-evaluates drilling in region's Utica shale

The Texas-based company has wells in Trumbull, Mahoning and Mercer counties


Van Wert fire captain saves toddler choking on chicken in Boardman

Van Wert Fire Captain Craig King came to Boardman for a class and left a life saver.


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Ursuline shoots past Newton Falls

Mark Hughes made five 3-pointers and scored 30 points for the Irish.

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YSU women still chasing second place

he Penguins (13-14, 9-5 Horizon) are third in the league standings behind Green Bay (18-8, 11-3) and Wright State (21-8, 10-4), who will play YSU tonight at Beeghly Center.


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Ambassadors of Christ builds community on East Side

The East Side organization of churches is begins its Lenten series on Ash Wednesday.

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Mahoning coroner: 3-year-old may have had heart problems

Awaiting further test results


West Branch girls take down Holy Name

Holy Name (22-4) jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Melinda Trimmer, the Warriors’ junior guard, said that served as a wake-up call.


Another competitive balance vote coming for high school sports

Since the third time was not a charm, perhaps they will score with number four.


Tear down dilapidated housing, South Side residents say.

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Barbara Franklin is frustrated with having to live


Home, garden show will return

Staff report NILES The 25th annual Nature Stone Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show will return


Cremeans, YSU teammates hooked on fishing

Chuck Cremeans and the YSU bass fishing club are set to compete in a national tournament.


Trumbull theater offers comedy

Staff report NILES Trumbull New Theatre will present the comedy “Send Me No Flowers” for three


Women’s History Month events at YSU

Women’s History Month Events at YSU Many events are planned this month at Youngstown State


Matisi: South Range players peaking

The Raiders will meet Smithville tonight at Cuyahoga Falls.


Liberati, Rutecki lead Lisbon in OT stunner

Lisbon stunned Springfield, 55-53, in overtime.


Texas GOP bracing to continue move to right over Dem abortion rights star

Texas Republicans picked the state’s attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party’s nomination Tuesday night during the nation’s first statewide primary.


Mahoning commissioner candidate disqualified from ballot

The board of elections decided after a more than 3-hour hearing.


Oakland ousts YSU in overtime

Perry scored 35 points to lead Penguins


Defendant’s vow to grab gun leads to request for cuffs during trial

A prosecutor has asked Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to require a Cleveland man charged killing one man and attempting to kill a female to be restrained with handcuffs during his trial scheduled to begin May 9.


Defense: Visitors didn't see alleged abuse of woman

Friends of the defendants say they saw no abuse or mistreatment of the 30-year-old woman


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YFD to cut ribbon today on new Midlothian firehouse

Construction got underway last August on Youngstown Fire Department's new Station No. 9 at Ipes Field on East Midlothian Boulevard on the city’s South Side. A ribbon-cutting is taking place today at the new firehouse, which replaced the old station down the street at Sheridan Road, which was built in the early 1900s and was riddled with mice and rats.

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Manage hunger with wholesome foods

Family Features Whether you’re following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits,


Ribs with mojo

Family Features The aromatic flavors and wholesome ingredients found in comfort food can take us


Love your heart with lean pork tenderloin

Family Features According to Chef Judson Allen, a “Next Food Network Star” finalist and chef who


Serve a satisfying soup

Family Features Chilly outside? Nothing warms like a steaming bowl of soup. If thoughts of a


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine demands a firm US response

Editorial: Seven short days ago in this space, we exuberantly cheered Russia for its international


Parker Hannifin workers approve new contract

By a 77-46 vote, union workers approved a new contract a week after an initial contract vote ended in a tie


GM to invest $14M in Parma plant

The Parma plant supports vehicle production at 13 assembly plants in North America, including the Lordstown facility


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 24.96 .22 Avalon


newsmakers

newsmakers Alexa Ray Joel nails down NY residency NEW YORK While Billy Joel continues to sell


Gas prices increase

Gas prices increase YOUNGSTOWN Gas prices in Northeast Ohio rose 8 cents to $3.60 per gallon


RadioShack will close 1,100 stores

Associated Press NEW YORK There soon will be about 1,100 fewer places to buy batteries.


general motors CEO starts review of recall process

Associated Press DETROIT The new CEO of General Motors is reassuring employees after an


Prosecutor in sex case wanted charges dropped

Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. Less than a month before an Army general’s trial on sexual-


CORRECTION

CORRECTION A story about the Mahoning Valley Hope Center on Page A1 of Monday’s paper


CVS rightly says no to tobacco

Opinion: Grand Haven (Mich.) Tribune: CVS Caremark Corp. recently decided to pull tobacco products from its


NJ blast kills 1, injures 7

Associated Press EWING, N.J. A gas leak and subsequent explosion destroyed at least 10 houses


Man with pipe bomb faces charges in Campbell court

Man with pipe bomb faces charges in Campbell court


Republican group expresses support for gay marriage

Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay


Pair on trial for house shooting

No one injured in December '12 shooting


Jury convicts man of illegal gun possession

Donald J. Zuppo Jr. was convicted of having a weapon under disability based on a juvenile conviction when he was 12.


Officer’s fate rests with legal counsel

City leaders decided Tuesday what they would like to do about an officer whose residence was a site for teenage drinking parties


Birthdays

Birthdays Actor James B. Sikking (“Hill Street Blues,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.”) is 80. Actor Dean


Taxpayers can’t afford new school

Opinion: Taxpayers can’t afford new school When I need a new roof, I don’t tear my house down; I put on a


Once-calm witness cries at Pistorius murder trial

Associated Press PRETORIA, South Africa For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar


Years Ago

Today is Ash Wednesday, March 5, the 64th day of 2014. There are 301 days left in the year.


THE 5

These five actors may have done their best work on the big screen as their Oscar honors attest. But


Red-hot Arcade Fire reflects its creativity

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire aren’t


State agency extends HEAP deadline

HEAP is for low- and moderate income families to avoid heating disconnections during the winter


Demolition of Kress Building downtown to start in about 2 weeks

Demolition on a downtown Youngstown structure will start in about two weeks


METRO DIGEST || Police looking for missing Girard man

Police looking for missing Girard man GIRARD Police are looking for a man who’s been missing


Meyer back with Buckeyes after surgery

Three days removed from surgery to relieve pressure from a cyst on his brain, Urban Meyer supervised Ohio State’s first day of spring practice on Tuesday.


Kurt Busch plans double duty on Memorial Day

Only John Andretti, Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the “double,” and no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004.


Next up for Mark and Mike

Next up for Mark and Mike The Brother In Food sampled a variety of selections perfect for the


A fat lineup of tasty beers

A fat lineup of tasty beers This week Drinks Columnist Brian Fry chronicles his recent tasting at


oddly enough

oddly enough City to strike ban on being willfully annoying GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. It’s soon


Democrats go a-courting as the Senate hangs in balance

Opinion: Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties


There’s an assault on freedom

Opinion: There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and City of Youngstown, neighborhood


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions 10-29-31-35-45 Mega Ball10 Megaplier2


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Amanda Watkins and Milton James III, Youngstown, girl, March


Putin softens tone on crisis in Ukraine

Associated Press MOSCOW Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but


Kasich OKs ban on e-cigarette sales to kids

Kasich OKs ban on e-cigarette sales to kids COLUMBUS Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill


METRO DIGEST || Woman charged with using counterfeit cash

Woman charged with using counterfeit cash BOARDMAN Boardman police arrested an Akron woman on


SPORTS DIGEST || YSU shot putter Grace headed to nationals

YSU shot putter Grace headed to nationals YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State senior Bobby Grace has


Good Times Roll

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Revelers endured bitter winter temperatures and a chilling rain