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Proud mom mourns son who died in Iraq

BOARDMAN — For about 20 years Don Clark served his country, and his mother, Linda Clark, said he was

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Ursuline focused on Liberty Union

YOUNGSTOWN — When you’re the coach of the top-ranked Division V team in the state, every playoff

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COLLEEN FOSSESCO RYAN GOCHNAUER • KEY WEST, Fla. — Colleen Fossesco of Brunswick and Ryan


ERIN RAFFERTY ANDREW FRUM • CANFIELD — Erin Elizabeth Rafferty and Andrew Jonathan Frum were


LEAH NEFF CALVIN WILSON SBlt YOUNGSTOWN — Calvin Wilson and his bride, the former Leah Neff,


ERIN SHANNON ADAM RUDOLPH SBlt CAMPBELL — Erin K. Shannon, a daughter of Edward and Linda Shannon


JENNIFER HOWLEY VINCENT MCCABE • MEADVIEW, Ariz. — Grand Canyon West Ranch was the setting for the


LORI MASENHEIMER MITCH PROZY • BOARDMAN — Lori Masenheimer and Mitch Prozy, both of 3652 S.


RACHEL GRAHOVAC ROBERT MOLNAR SBlt NORTH CANTON — The Rev. Matthew Albright officiated at 4 p.m.


ASSOCIATIONS • Reserve Officers Association, Mahoning County Chapter, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday


Mahoning county Celtic Healthcare offers hot, nutritious meals at noon weekdays at nine locations


Senior Independence Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has planned the

If you’re sending a package to he soldiers: Tips and guidelines

The U.S. Postal Service offers the free Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Box for sending packages to

Family Day at the museum

YOUNGSTOWN — Celeste Wilbois took a trip over the river and through the woods and learned a turkey

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Pupils take symbolic flight

AUSTINTOWN — Lynn Kirk Elementary first-graders have become ambassadors of peace, friendship and

Agency still puts family first

YOUNGSTOWN — Identifying changing community needs and developing programs to meet them is key to the

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Yorks help Boardman Park campaign

BOARDMAN — A couple heavily involved in the local community has donated $15,000 to the township park

Help center lends a caring hand

YOUNGSTOWN — Joy Maiorana, 25, of Girard is pregnant with twins. Upon hearing the news, Maiorana

Boardman speech team achieves distinction

BOARDMAN — Their speaking, debating and acting abilities rank them in the top 1 percent of student

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Some ‘F’ grades could help YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University had to return $500,000 in unused federal student aid in


AARP 4545 • Boardman South Chapter 4545, AARP, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Holiday Inn


monday • Garden Gate will decorate cookies to be delivered to a local nursing home. The hostess is


WEDNESDAY • Youngstown Federation has scheduled a noon luncheon at Springfield Grille, 7413

Fantone captures OSHP honor

He was selected by supervisors and fellow troopers.

Cavs beat Jazz for seventh straight; Boozer booed

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 38 points, leading a second-half rally that gave the Cleveland

Ideas for Wick Park upgrades offered

Better access and lighting were top concerns for many in the audience. YOUNGSTOWN — Deborah

Buffalo is better on boards than YSU at Beeghly

The Penguins put four players in double figures, led by Sirlester Martin, in a season-opening loss.

Women’s loss full of miscues

The Penguins had 29 turnovers in their 37-point loss to Kent, which had five players in double

Senators, Valley reps back $25B Big 3 bailout

The U.S. Senate will begin debate Monday on the emergency loan program. U.S. Sen. George V.

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Phantoms may be bloodied, but they put Bandits in their place, 3-1

YOUNGSTOWN — A bloodied Trevor Shively walked out to the main concourse of the Chevy Centre to sign

When clowns gather, it’s serious business

Clowns invest considerable time, effort and money into making themselves the best they can be.

New open-records law to go into effect in Pennsylvania

The law presumes all records, with noted exemptions, are public. Proponents of a stronger

Lien Forward Ohio selling Youngstown gloves

The company’s founders have no ties to Youngstown, but they liked the name. YOUNGSTOWN — At Lien

Jill Kline engaged to Jonathan Marx; wedding planned

• HOWLAND — Announced by Dr. James and Dr. Lynn Kline, 900 Saint Andrews Place N.E., is the

Rutgers, Connecticut winners

TAMPA, Fla. — Mike Teel threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns to help surging Rutgers rout South


WOMEN’S ROUNDUP Saturday’s Top 25 games No. 4 Oklahoma 88, California-Riverside 57 NORMAN,

Nebraska manhandles K-State; Arizona loser; Texas stays in hunt

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Joe Ganz accounted for 365 total yards and four touchdowns and Nebraska manhandled

Hansbrough-less Tar Heels winner

No. 10 Gonzaga cruised past Montana State-Billings and No. 13 Memphis breezed past Fairfield.

Leathernecks overtime winner via field goal

Northern Iowa clinched at least a tie for the conference championship. MACOMB, Ill. — Taylor

NBA ROUNDUP \ Saturday’s other games

Warriors 121, Clippers 103 LOS ANGELES — Undrafted rookie Anthony Morrow had 37 points and 10

Northwestern adds to hard times in Ann Arbor

Purdue couldn’t stop Iowa’s Shonn Greene. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has lost eight games for

Panthers win with Franklin smoking

Wisconsin-Milwaukee faces host Iowa State today in the round-robin phase of the World Vision


NHL ROUNDUP Saturday’s other games Flyers 2, Canadiens 1 MONTREAL — Scottie Upshall and Jeff

Some residents share spirit of Christmas just a bit early

A local woman said she’s been decorating for every holiday since she was 9 years old. 1For Lil

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Bazetta Township Trustees, public hearing, 8 p.m., township hall. The hearing is

Pavlik excited for fight downtown

Weight trainer Rocky Taumoepeau got his due during an appreciation dinner at the Maronite Center.

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Grove City beats Thiel in season finale for teams

Stephen Mercer caught 14 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown in the Wolverines’ 20-14 victory.

Bunnies auctioned to aid needy

Two Austintown girls auction rare Webkinz bunnies to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank.

St. Elizabeth’s Health Center

St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Richard and Sharon Willrich, Lowellville, boy, Nov. 14. Michael

Staal scores twice in Penguins’ win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Staal had two goals, including the tiebreaker late in the third period, and

New Castle council seeks loan approval

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Council has agreed to ask Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to cover any revenue


SCOUTS Receives Eagle award Benjamin A. Belgrad has received his Eagle Scout Award, Boy

Buckeyes run wild

Buckeyes run wild Beanie Wells ran for 143 yards and a touchdown and Terrelle Pryor added another


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Week 11 ATLANTA 61‚Ñ2 Denver MIAMI 10Oakland NY GIANTS

Fundraiser to benefit toddler with cancer

LISBON — A fund-raising spaghetti dinner is set for Tuesday for the benefit of 11-month-old Luke

Group to give $1,000 to Alpha

The organization ‘adopted’ Alpha nearly two years ago, providing various services. YOUNGSTOWN —

EXEMPTIONS What you can’t have

There are 31 categories of exemptions under Pennsylvania’s new Right to Know law, which covers


YOUNGSTOWN STATE Tuesday — Men’s basketball at Maryland, 8 p.m. Wednesday — Women’s basketball

Youngstown State softball team adds four in early signing period

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State signed four softball players during the early signing period this

Mr. and Mrs. Wood mark 50th with family celebration

• HOWLAND — Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wood of Warren recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with

Witherows feted at Mass, dinner for anniversary

• BOARDMAN — The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Withrow, of Runnemede Drive, was

Vindicator file photo

Vindicator file photo McKinley Club Banquet: The 1980 Mahoning Valley McKinley Club banquet drew


TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Scott D. Dustman, 40, of 3962 Anderson Road, Leavittsburg, and

Fugitive of the Week

Fugitive of the Week Jerry L. Womack The FBI/Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force is asking

Reader says ‘floaters’ can be sign of cancer

Q. I read your column about floating poop. When I experienced this about seven years ago, I ignored

Diane Evans A wealth of books to help us cope

A few weeks ago, I wrote in a light vein about books you might read to divert your attention from

Best and worst \ Records access

The organization Investigative Reporters and Editors ranked all 50 states for open records access on

Holiday spirit: it’s all for kids

Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays TAKE A BOUGH: The Friends of the Children’s Aid Society of

‘Angels’ to brighten holidays for children

Special to The Vindicator DECORATING COMMITTEE: Pleased with the results after decorating an Angel

Iraq’s Cabinet to vote on security pact with United States

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Cabinet will vote today on a security pact with Washington that would keep

Submitted photo

Submitted photo Three Youngstown men, from left, Ron Snyder, Brian Marrow and Rich Slaina were

Angel food set for holiday brunch

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Convinced that foods prepared from Angels of

Team identities need a jolt

Pittsburgh’s Willie Parker and San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson are the authors of the school of

Anyone for some Browns & Bills?

Buffalo has a winning record and is a team without internal strife heading into Monday’s game.

Rick Hendrick’s cookies & milk session pays off

The team owner challenged driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus to settle their

Lohan pelted with flour

Lohan pelted with flour PARIS — U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has been pelted with a flour bomb on

Joe Paterno’s team is better than his hip in 34-7 victory

Josh Hull had seven tackles and a sack, while Aaron Maybin recorded his Big Ten-leading 12th sack.

Toledo man faces execution

TOLEDO (AP) — Staring at the body sprawled on a parking lot, the police detective’s mind flashed

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Both vulnerable. West deals.

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Obama’s election spurs hundreds of racist acts, crimes

Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting “Assassinate Obama.” Black figures hung from nooses. Racial

Teen sought in Fla. in stabbings of five

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are searching for a teenage girl they say stabbed five other girls


Variety of fall rugs puts style underfoot Let your personal style shine in more than just your


Research center, historic site focus on presidents’ wives One of the most popular displays has

Obama urges Congress to act on rescue plan

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to get moving next week on an

Millers celebrate 50th anniversary at surprise party

• CANFIELD — Ed and Leeann Miller, of 3325 Roseview Drive, Hubbard, celebrated their 50th wedding

Today is Sunday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2008. There are 45 days left in the year. On this date in

Today is Sunday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2008. There are 45 days left in the year. On this date in

Nature adorns window boxes

Look outside for some inspiration to dress up your window boxes. MINNEAPOLIS — Now that the

Deaths related to tainted milk go uncounted

Lawyers, doctors and reporters say they were pressured to keep quiet. LITI VILLAGE, China (AP) —

Jamaica schedules cleanups of areas

Jamaica schedules cleanups of areas SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jamaica plans to spend $11 million to


information If you go MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE: 48 Wall St.; or (212) 908-4110.

Biographer reveals forces that shaped etiquette goddess

“Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners” by Laura Claridge (Random

An Obama boom in the publishing industry

An Obama boom in the publishing industry NEW YORK — Between the books already out there and the

Majolica proves popular enough for a comeback

Majolica proves popular enough for a comeback Majolica was made in many countries, the United

Publishers weekly BEST-SELLERS For the week ending Nov. 8

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Divine Justice” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Salvation


CURRENT PRICES Around the nation Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets,

Deadly tornadoes, storms batter North Carolina

KENLY, N.C. (AP) — As a tornado ripped through his North Carolina neighborhood, Curt Jernigan

History of finance: Wall Street corners mark it

The tour is offered on an annual basis. NEW YORK (AP) — The enduring symbols of Wall Street’s


HOW-TO TIPS Creating window boxes Re-use the potting soil from your summer planters to anchor

Do-it-yourself clubs offer help with home projects

Tapping into the talents of friends and relatives can help with your budget. Lewis and Rebecca

creating a club \ Tips for homeowners

If you’d like to start a DIY club: To find members, put notices on bulletin boards at hardware

Illini are in rearview mirror; Buckeyes look to Michigan

Ohio State had its best ground production in more than three years en route to a 30-20 victory over

PEDESTAL: Rorstand, a Swedish company started in 1726, made this 45-inch-tall majolica pedestal with

PEDESTAL: Rorstand, a Swedish company started in 1726, made this 45-inch-tall majolica pedestal with

Terminix offers tips to eliminate spiders

Terminix offers tips to eliminate spiders Though most spiders aren’t a threat to humans, their

AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP Saturday’s other games

Mount Union 49, Marietta 0 MARIETTA — Nate Kmic rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the

NFL PREVIEW Today’s games

SAN DIEGO at PITTSBURGH Kickoff: 4:15 p.m. TV/radio: (27) (19) (2) WNIO-AM (1390) Opening

Martins celebrate 50th anniversary in Las Vegas, Nev.

• YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Martin, 706 Broadway Ave., celebrated their 50th wedding


DEPRESSION DIARY Excerpts Benjamin Roth moved to Youngstown in 1919 and opened a law practice

Pill senses when to release medicine

Call it the “intelligent pill” — an amazing capsule that understands when your body needs medicine.

‘Thr33 Ringz’

‘Thr33 Ringz’ T-Pain (Jive) Grade: B T-Pain’s latest album, “Thr33 Rings,” opens with an

WINTER LINENS Caring for bedding

The nip has hit the air. And that means it’s time to pull out the serious bedding — the flannel

Tourists’ spending

Tourists’ spending Skiers spend 176 percent more than other tourists in Utah, according to the

‘Gears of War 2’

‘Gears of War 2’ (Microsoft Games) for Xbox 360 Genre: Shooter; Rating: M Grade: A I’ve got

‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ gets 8 nominations

‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ gets 8 nominations LOS ANGELES — “Grand Theft Auto IV” is likely to mow down

DANCERS: The cast of “The Nutcracker” includes (front) Tammy Chevlen and Andrea Liguore,

DANCERS: The cast of “The Nutcracker” includes (front) Tammy Chevlen and Andrea Liguore, and (rear)


BASEBALL Sluggers — has tryouts for the 14-15 Babe Ruth team on Sundays. Call (330) 720-4938. BB

if you go

if you go What: Ballet Western Reserve’s “The Nutcracker” When: 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Tressel lends his voice to BWR’s ‘Nutcracker’

Ballet Western Reserve is staging the famed work for the first time. YOUNGSTOWN — Saturday is

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Youngstown shines on the world stage

Opinion: My Aussie accounting professor in grad school used to call it “that Pink Rag!” In the UK, it is

Local artists dress up nutcrackers for benefit

YOUNGSTOWN — Twelve local artists are putting their own spin on wooden nutcrackers that will be


TODAY 9 a.m. (FSN Ohio) College football: “Buckeye Football Replay.” 9:30 a.m. (FSN Ohio)

Western Michigan defeats Toledo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Tim Hiller passed for 225 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, leading

A potential model citizen

Editorial: A potential model citizen Other nations send students to the United States for an eduction hoping

‘Miracle on Easy Street’: old favorites and more

‘Miracle on Easy Street’: old favorites and more YOUNGSTOWN — Tickets are now on sale for Easy

Leaders of 20 largest economies meet in attempt to boost confidence

The leaders released a blizzard of pledges to take action on the global crisis. WASHINGTON —

Dem chief Antonini should step down

Opinion: To quote Chris Matthews, the insightful and aggressive talk show host of “Hardball” on MSNBC, “Ha!”

Will economy make crowds shun gloomy Oscar flicks?

11Hope is often lacking in Academy Awards contenders such as “Milk,” films that tend toward bleak,

Operation Cease fire offers Youngstown citizens hope

Editorial: Even though a small minority of the city of Youngstown’s population is responsible for the seemingly

“Total Finale Live” (8 p.m., MTV): A galaxy of stars, including Justin Timberlake,

“Total Finale Live” (8 p.m., MTV): A galaxy of stars, including Justin Timberlake, Christina

Infatuation with husband’s friend is just a fantasy

Dear Annie: A year ago, I fell hard for a very good friend of my husband. I love my husband, but I

Domestic auto industry can’t be allowed to fail

Opinion: It’s time to stand up for the Main Street economy. In the face of a global credit crisis and a

Allyson Vrable sets wedding date with Matthew Zuzik

• CANFIELD — Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Vrable, 9671 Callawoods Drive, announce the engagement and

UAW chief: Don’t blame autoworkers for ills; blame troubled U.S. economy

If the Lordstown GM plant closed, the village could lose up to 70 percent of its budget, analysts

Summer wedding for Amanda Burns and Brian Jones

Brian Jones Amanda Burns • Announced by Michael and Peggy Miller of Vienna and Ron and Debra Burns

A night at the opera

Opinion: A night at the opera EDITOR: Opera Western Reserve presented “Madama Butterfly” Nov. 7 at

Great American Smokeout planned for Thursday

Great American Smokeout planned for Thursday The American Cancer Society’s 33rd annual Great


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School opens for unruly students

Young people adjudicated as delinquent will attend the alternative school. YOUNGSTOWN — The

Gay-marriage supporters rally in several U.S. cities

In Youngstown, advocates of same-sex marriages demonstrated downtown. BOSTON (AP) — Gay-rights

Flaming Lips make a sci-fi flick

NEW YORK — Seven years in the making, the Flaming Lips’ new “Christmas on Mars” is a lo-fi feat of

Bailout demands caution

Opinion: “To me, the amazing thing is you have so many House members who say, ‘I may not understand this, and


ALL MY CHILDREN Ryan’s suspicions of Annie resurfaced when her situation was vastly different from

Couple to receive Brandeis award

The Shermans have been active in Jewish youth programs. YOUNGSTOWN — Carol and Bruce Sherman


MOUNTAINEER RESults Saturday 1stSEmDStockton F (Oro) Lady Mimi (Gaitan)26.4014.60

Local diary reveals the last Great Depression

Some events recorded in the diary show parallels to today’s economic situation . YOUNGSTOWN —

Navy closes gap as clock ticks away before Irish win, 27-21

A pair of onside kick recoveries by the Midshipmen’s Corey Johnson added drama to the ending.

AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP \ Saturday’s games

MEN Penn State Behrend 77, Westminster 55 ERIE, Pa. — Freshman forward Rob Briggs posted a


MEN’S SCORES EAST American International 68, Sciences, Pa. 54 Army 63, Dartmouth 48 Bentley

National Hockey League

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y.

Thanksgiving Open House

Thanksgiving Open House LORDSTOWN — The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County plans a


Ursuline rallies for 18-17 win over Kirtland WARREN — With the game’s biggest play behind him

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TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Saturday’s other games

No. 3 Florida 56, S. Carolina 6 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Percy Harvin ran for a career-high 167 yards


800s Wedgewood — Art Berquist (823) in Pioneer Men. 700s Amron — Marshall McCree (747) in

Girls make their mark in Miss Teen pageant

Girls make their mark in Miss Teen pageant INDEPENDENCE — Adelle Pociask and Natalie Susor

Southern California struggles with fires

A Los Angeles blaze threatened at least 1,000 structures. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians


Jena Pincott reviews odd research into the science of attraction “Do Gentlemen Really Prefer


ysu Swimmers fall YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio defeated the YSU swimming and diving team 117-88 Saturday at