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Claudia Hoerig, the woman indicted in the 2007 shooting death of her husband, Maj. Karl Hoerig, in Newton Falls, is back in the United States and in the Trumbull County jail. The Trumbull Prosecutor’s Office announced a little before 10 p.m. Wednesday that the 53-year-old fugitive was returned from her native Brazil Wednesday, nearly 11 years after Judge Andrew Logan issued a warrant on April 12, 2007, to arrest her. She will be arraigned at 10 a.m. Friday in Judge Logan's courtroom. Youngstown council members say they’ve been pelted with calls from residents upset with how the city handled plowing during the recent snowstorm. Residents complained particularly about the side streets being largely – or completely – ignored, they say. Fourth Ward Councilman Mike Ray, said crews were working, "but the snow got the better of us," and 5th Ward Councilwoman Lauren McNally said, “We need to tackle the next snowstorm better than this one.” As Amer “Al” Adi sits in a cell in Geauga County jail on a hunger strike, the timeline for when he will be deported back to his native country of Jordan remains up in the air. Adi was taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Cleveland during what was thought would be a routine meeting. HOLA Ohio, an organization that works to empower Latinos, has organized a group meeting for citizens outraged by the treatment of Adi for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Flambeau’s, 2308 Market St., Youngstown. Mahoning County Career & Technical Center's Digital Design and Print program is doing everything it can to give students an edge when it comes to applying for college or a job, instructor Mary Ann Thoburn says. PrintED gives students the opportunity to earn three certifications based on industry standards, vie for post-secondary study scholarships and earn an additional three certifications in Adobe programs. The program was developed by the Graphics Arts Education and Research Foundation, a national accreditation program for helping graphic arts students after graduation. Nineteen-year-old Brandon Domer of Boardman is facing rape charges after a mother accused him of raping her 12-year-old daughter with special needs. The daughter told police Domer told her, “If you don’t cooperate, I’m going to take all the money, and you and your mom will be homeless,” a police report says. He told the arresting officers the girl threatened to call the police if he didn’t have sex with her. Two emergency-room doctors gave opposite opinions in court Wednesday on whether the broken arm Michael Tenney’s grandson suffered a year ago when he was 5 was caused by child abuse. Tenney is on trial in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, accused of causing the injury by yanking on the boy’s arm while baby-sitting him and his little brother at Tenney’s Champion home. The boy initially told authorities it happened when he jumped or fell from a couch at the house, but later said his grandfather caused it by yanking on his arm while angry at him. For more news, subscribe to The Vindicator by calling 330-746-6561 or visit


Claudia Hoerig, the woman indicted in the 2007 shooting death of her husband, Maj. Karl Hoerig, in Newton Falls, is back in the United States and in the Trumbull County jail.

Kennedy Catholic too much for Harding

The Raiders (4-5) trailed the two-time defending PIAA champions by just five, 26-21, at the start of the third quarter.

YSU College Invitational Friday at WATTS

Approximately 50 college track programs will be represented.

Adi’s fight revealed

As Amer “Al” Adi sits in a cell in Geauga County jail on a hunger strike, what will happen next to the downtown businessman is unknown.

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BOYS BASKETBALL Canton Central Catholic 55, Ursuline 45 YOUNGSTOWN Stone Sirpilla led the

Judge Vettori pleads not guilty to federal charges

The Mahoning County judge had been expected to enter into a plea agreement at her arraignment.

SPORTS DIGEST || YSU soccer team to host Spring ID Camp

YSU soccer team to host Spring ID Camp YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown State Women’s Soccer Team will

Youngstown council pelted with calls about how city handled plowing

‘This wasn’t our best performance,’ a councilman says.

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MCCTC design, print program gives students competitive edge

The Digital Print and Design program at MCCTC recently received a national accreditation, and its faculty members are certified to teach a two-year PrintED program.

Cavaliers battling annual January cold spell

LeBron James was not in a playful mood following practice.

Boardman schools to put new, 10-year levy on May ballot

District officials say the state funding formula doesn’t work for Boardman.

Holocaust play ‘Images” will return to Playhouse

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN “Images: Remembrances of the Holocaust – The Eva Schloss Story,” a play

Selah Dessert Theater to present ‘Misery’

Staff report STRUTHERS Selah Dessert Theater will present the psychological thriller “Misery,”

Third Class can’t hide happiness on new album

By GUY D’ASTOLFO Third Class may be evolving as a band, but its music remains

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Harlem Globetrotters return to Covelli Centre Hoops, humor and history

El Gato Melendez is well aware of the high profile that comes with playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Hopewell Theatre offers a ‘family’ comedy

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Hopewell Theatre will open the second half of its season with the

Doctors offer opposite opinions on whether boy’s fracture was child abuse

Two emergency-room doctors gave opposite opinions in court Wednesday on whether the broken arm Michael Tenney’s grandson suffered a year ago when he was 5 was caused by child abuse.

Boardman man accused of raping 12-year-old with special needs

Suspect told police he knew he was arrested ‘for raping that autistic girl’

Man found not guilty in South Side shooting death

Jurors deliberated over parts of two days

A man’s 16th OVI offense lands him in treatment program

David Black will spend six months in CCA as part of five years’ probation

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Fairhaven, Hubbard students share special bond

The Fairhaven Bulldog and the Hubbard Eagle cheered during Wednesday’s basketball game at Fairhaven School in Niles, along with members of Hubbard band members and cheerleaders and band members, who had lunch with Fairhaven students afterward.

St. Michael Parish to host annual wine taste

St. Michael Parish to host annual wine taste

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Austintown Junior Women’s League learns about customs

Austintown Junior Women’s League learns about customs

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Trial rescheduled

Trial rescheduled SEBRING The trial that had been scheduled for Monday in the case of James V.

Youngstown officials lobby in Washington, D.C., for a $10.2 million federal grant

The project would reconstruct streets in the city’s economic core

Sharapova advances in Australian Open

Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) win over No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova.

Forecast calls for rock ’n’ roll weekend

This is a good time to just ignore winter because there is an unusually large list of good rock

Milk may erase powdery mildew fungus

Q. Can I use milk as a fungicide on my cucumbers? Dan from Poland A. Powdery mildew is easy to

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Keep the family active in winter by ... TRACKING WILDLIFE

An interesting and fun family adventure is following the trails of wild animals in the snow. This can be quite easy or it can be deceptive and tricky, depending on two main factors: gait patterns and temperature.


Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Fri: The River Saints, 8 p.m. Barrel Run

Plants for brighter days and cleaner air inside

Plants for brighter days and cleaner air inside Houseplants not only make you feel better, they

Grafted veggie plants

Grafted veggie plants Grafting is centuries old, but is ever popular in vegetables these days for


TV & RADIO TODAY 7:30 a.m. (Oly) Figure skating: European championships. Noon (NBCSN) Figure


NEW THIS WEEK 12 Strong (R) The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan

Science panel backs a lower drunken-driving threshold

Associated Press WASHINGTON Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two


Gorant relocates CANFIELD In an effort to change and renew its retail presence in the Youngstown

“Grey’s Anatomy” (8 p.m., ABC): Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband

“Grey’s Anatomy” (8 p.m., ABC): Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband Paul Stadler on the

Campbell schools to host Math 24 competition

Campbell schools to host Math 24 competition CAMPBELL Campbell Elementary and Middle School will


Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Brooke Kingsley and Daniel Bell, Youngstown, boy, Jan.

washington ‘Very strong’ Dem sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

Associated Press WASHINGTON Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very

Sprout Club

Sprout Club When: Today, 1-2 p.m. What: Join the Sprout Club this winter to learn about the

college football News & notes

NCAA Oregon AD Mullens joins committee Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will become the new


Thursday Sports YSU basketball, 7 p.m., Beeghly Center, Youngstown State University;

Rival Koreas to form 1st unified Olympic team

Associated Press SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first

Walmart: Turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Associated Press Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets

Snow, ice, cold grip South; at least 10 dead

Associated Press ATLANTA Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways,


AUDITIONS ACTORS “Romeo & Juliet,” presented by Crown Theater Productions, at Main Street

Holtmann makes history in OSU victory

Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games.

$10,000 endowment to the Youngstown State University Foundation from Alta Behavioral Healthcare

The qualifying applicant will be a parent of a child enrolled in an Alta Head Start program

Yambar portrait exhibit at gallery

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN An exhibition of portraits by Youngstown-based pop artist Chris Yambar

Vikings’ newest star has come a long way

The path for Stefon Diggs to last-play touchdown fame and sudden Minnesota savior didn’t start with such brilliance.

Curry not surprised by Lauer allegations

Curry not surprised by Lauer allegations NEW YORK Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said

Suit: Gay couple gets ‘hateful’ fliers instead of wedding programs

Associated Press BOSTON Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg were excited to see the wedding programs

YSU Men’s Basketball

Who: YSU (5-14, 3-3 Horizon League) vs. UIC (8-11, 3-3). Tipoff: 7 p.m., today. Where: Beeghly

Ex-Senate Majority Leader Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal

Associated Press WASHINGTON Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal

Kucinich frames his bid for Ohio governor around ‘We the People’

Associated Press COLUMBUS Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich launched his run for governor


CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1256.980.74 Aqua America, .71

Adi’s expected deportation shows scope of ICE’s power

Editorial: Youngstown businessman Amer “Al” Adi Othman is reportedly on a hunger strike to protest the decision

Progressives fail to understand why we lost trust in government

Opinion: WASHINGTON Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by

Keep the door open, America

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons President Trump’s vulgar language and racist views regarding

Steelers decline to renew Haley’s contract

Tension defined the relationship between the OC, Roethlisberger