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About 300 volunteers gathered to clean up Youngstown

Hey ytownutiquer, your full of it. I am friends with Mason as far as your house that you take care of, isnt it condemned because of you. You are shamed into cutting your grass. I have seen the pictures of before and after you nut job.....

July 8, 2013 at 5:14 a.m. suggest removal

DeWine to unveil plans for longer prison sentences for Ohioans convicted of gun crimes

get rid of spoons too, alot of fat lazy s.o.b's running around.

April 29, 2013 at 6:25 p.m. suggest removal

A Youngstown woman has been arrested for theft multiple times since 1983

Lop off her hands, hard to steal with a couple of stumps......

March 26, 2013 at 5:10 a.m. suggest removal

Bishop Murry cites ‘firsts’ of new pontiff

Now dont forget to put your money in the pan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or you WILL be excommunicated !!!

March 14, 2013 at 7:07 p.m. suggest removal

Bishop Murry cites ‘firsts’ of new pontiff

A new Godfather.

March 14, 2013 at 1:37 a.m. suggest removal

Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

Put them in colleges, oh thats right lets charge 300 for a book.

March 6, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. suggest removal

About 50 more people allege sex abuse by former Franciscan brother at Warren JFK

Not all these people are victims. Money is the motive as usual.

February 25, 2013 at 2:44 a.m. suggest removal

Downtown business owners fume over road closing for sewer project

Stop your crying , be thankful it wasnt in the summer when your business is in its peak...

February 16, 2013 at 6:37 a.m. suggest removal

PTSD vets get special valentines from Youngstown kids

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.

Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.

To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.

Legend also has it that while in jail, St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine."

For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.

In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, "At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February." One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.

Legends vary on how the martyr's name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with the Feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love. On these occasions, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine's Day.

Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts such as flowers.

February 14, 2013 at 4:30 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown bishop praises legacy of Pope Benedict

Ahhh let the conspiracy's begin..

February 12, 2013 at 8:13 a.m. suggest removal