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Mayweather-Marquez bout rescheduled for Sept. 19

NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd Mayweather’s return to boxing is back on, although the new date won’t make

Thieves hit North Side man, steal items from his home

YOUNGSTOWN — Police are looking for the men who broke into a North Side man’s home and assaulted him

Forum Health chief says negotiations will continue with last union

HOWLAND — Walter Pishkur, head of Forum Health, said he would not hesitate to ask the U.S.

Mill Creek MetroParks board to discuss police chief vacancy

CANFIELD — Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Commissioners will have a special meeting Tuesday to

Family can post $500,000 bond and return to home

CANFIELD — Scott Adair and his family are allowed to return to their township home, but not without

Campbell fire started by child playing with matches or lighter

CAMPBELL — A child playing with matches or a lighter started a fire at a city home today.

Reputed Pa. mobster ordered to testify in newspaper case

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A reputed mob boss has been called to testify about accusations that he

Pa. Gov. Rendell cuts more, sticks to guns on school aid

HARRISBURG (AP) — Hospitals and doctors who treat the poor, universities and college students

Head and arms found in a man’s freezer in Columbus

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio coroner says the head and arms of a woman were found in the apartment

Ohio murder conviction tossed over sleeping jurors

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appellate court has overturned a murder conviction in Cleveland because at least

Restoration work set on President Harding’s tomb

MARION, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio tomb of Warren G. Harding, America’s 29th president, will undergo a

Holiday travel or not, we’d like to hear from you

Reports from around the nation say the ailing economy will force more travelers to stay at home this

Gov. Strickland says library cuts are needed to offset budget shortfall

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland isn’t providing much hope for library supporters, who have swamped

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Ohio Supreme Court: Youngstown, judges should talk first

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio Supreme Court decided today that mediation must be attempted before it

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Police tow car, seek clues in Jackson death

Police tow car, seek clues in Jackson death

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Benefit dinner in Canfield will help family with expenses

CANFIELD — Canfield school district bus drivers will have a benefit spaghetti dinner for a driver’s

17-year-old arrested in assault, carjacking

17-year-old arrested in assault, carjacking

Ohio creates task force to study auto industry

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate has OK’d the creation of a new legislative task force to study ways to

Autumn wedding for Donna Haworth and Michael Ward

MCDONALD — The engagement and plans for the autumn wedding of Donna Haworth and Michael Ward, both

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Parents announce plans for May, Rabel fall wedding

The engagement of Jennifer A. May, 1924 21st. St., Cuyahoga Falls, and Brian P. Rabel, Hidden Lakes

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Miss Bukovinsky, Mr. Miner to wed at Florida resort

LOWELLVILLE — Announced by Edward and Sandra Bukovinsky, 5996 Torolo Lane, is the engagement of

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Miss Kolehmainen, Mr. Arnold to wed in autumn rite

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — Dr. John and Beverly Kolehmainen, 2162 state Route 351, are announcing the

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Parents announce date for Finnerty, McDonnell rite

Kevin and Mary Jo Finnerty, 2724 Spitler Road, Poland, and David and Mary Beth McDonnell, 35 Healy

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Newton Falls class meets for 90th year

Newton Falls class meets for 90th year NEWTON FALLS — Newton Falls classmates and friends attended

CLUB CALENDAR | Local organizations plan meetings

ASSOCIATIONS • Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Ohio Chapter M, will have dinner at 5 p.m.

Michael Jackson dead at 50 is reporting that Michael Jackson has died.

Crash kills 2, injures 2

LISBON — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash,

N. Siders target upturn in crime

Home break-ins and problems at an area pool were the main points of discussion. YOUNGSTOWN —

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McCutchen’s bloop caps Bucs’ rally past Tribe

After dropping Tuesday’s game, the Pirates rebounded with two victories over the Cleveland Indians

Officials seek to renew sales tax

The deadline to put levies on the Nov. 3 ballot is Aug. 20. YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County

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Wimbledon view: It’s time for the women to step it up

WIMBLEDON, England — Right, Wimbledon ladies, time to earn your keep by playing best-of-five sets

Knee-to-know: Venus keeps status of injury under wraps

The two-time defending champion was coy about her bandaging. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Venus

Thief pistol-whips woman in her own driveway

YOUNGSTOWN — A 70-year-old woman was pistol-whipped by one of two young male robbers and would-be

It’s official: WRTA gets funds for offices, buses

Twelve buses and five minivans will be bought with the stimulus money. YOUNGSTOWN — The

Thunder, youths mix it up

It was Tuesday morning, a day when the temperature was supposed to reach 85. But 55 youths were

Blockbuster trade has Cleveland fans dreaming that a title is near

LeBron & Shaq: Cavs’ dynamic duo CLEVELAND (AP) — One is the King, a reigning MVP who at age 24

Library backers protest cutbacks

One lawmaker has received 28,000 e-mails on the library-cuts topic. COLUMBUS — Library

Cub Scouts prepare for transition to Boy Scouts

The program fosters a greater appreciation for being outdoors more often, a Scout leader said.

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Sweet 16: Jackets wait for 1st pick

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets fans have learned to be on time for the team’s annual draft

$5 tickets available for bar dash

YOUNGSTOWN — The pre- Independence Day bar dash has two goals: to attract people to the city’s

No contract deal for Niles police or firefighters

One police union official said wages are not the only issue. NILES — Firefighters

The Valley remembers megastar

People in the local music scene and other fans react to Jackson's unexpected passing.

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Continuing Michael Jackson coverage

Long before Lisa Marie Presley, pedophile charges, eccentricity and obscurity marred his life, Michael Jackson was in an orbit all his own. Jackson died Thursday. He was 50.

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RACING \ This weekend’s events

NASCAR Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Site: Loudon, N.H. Schedule: Today, practice (Speed,

Right idea, wrong target

Opinion: Right idea, wrong target EDITOR: In your June 24 editorial, you note that the Chinese tire case

Schools continue to seek savings

The goal is to have a company in place this summer so changes can be made this fall.

With 61, Perry ties course record

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Kenny Perry shot a 61 to tie the course record and take a two-shot lead after

Governor to pay S.C. for trip to Argentina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Thursday he will reimburse the state for

He wants wife back, but is she interested?

Dear Annie: My wife and I met when we were in college. We are now 43. Ten years into the marriage, I

Color her clever for hint about wall paint

heloise Dear Heloise: When I’m ready to try a new color on my wall, I never paint it directly

King of Pop leaves musical legacy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” who once moonwalked above the music world,

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Heat wave gets a grip on Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley heat wave will stay until Monday, when the temperature is expected

Man to spend 8 years in prison for stabbing wife

The wife said he was hurting the family’s future. YOUNGSTOWN — A North Lima man who pleaded

2 men arraigned in shooting that killed Warren man, child

The apparent motive for the double homicide was retaliation over $3,000. WARREN — Two men

State budget weighs heavily on governor

Opinion: Ted Strickland is facing his most challenging situation as governor since he took office in January


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USA team gets plenty of love after upset

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — A week ago, the U.S. men’s soccer team was barely an afterthought,

Importer fined for selling lead-tainted toys

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area toy importer has agreed to pay a $665,000 fine for importing and

Jackets pick 16th

Jackets pick 16th After putting together their first winning season, the Columbus Blue Jackets

Child runs into street, dies after truck hits her

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 3-year-old girl is dead after darting out into a Pittsburgh street and getting

Lawsuit says inmate was shackled during childbirth

Lawsuit says inmate was shackled during childbirth OLYMPIA, Wash. — A former Washington state

It’s the time of year typical 16-year-olds plan their summer trips.

It’s the time of year typical 16-year-olds plan their summer trips. So it’s no surprise that’s

Judge denies GM retirees’ request

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge ruled that a group representing General Motors Corp.’s salaried

Iowa coach’s slaying puzzles neighbors

PARKERSBURG, Iowa (AP) — In the years after Mark Becker graduated from high school, friends say he

Obama and Dems press hard to pass climate legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed urgently Thursday for passage of legislation to

Loss of car dealerships threatens way of life

SANDY LAKE, Pa. (AP) — Upset that General Motors was planning to “wind down” the dealership where


A Mahoning County grand jury returned indictments on these people for various crimes this week.

Opposition leader vows to keep fighting

EDITOR’S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from


Opinion: “If this was supposed to be our farm team, we’d better start looking for a new farm.” Republican

Court: Teen’s strip-search was illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that school officials violated an Arizona

FEMA investigates storm toll in Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials surveyed damage in two Pittsburgh-


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Man arrested in shooting

Man arrested in shooting CAMPBELL — The Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Robert

O.K. to L.A: Clippers take Griffin in Round 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Griffin was the consensus No. 1 pick. Shaq to the Cavs was the consensus

Two-vehicle crash leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

LISBON — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that took the lives of

MLB Roundup Thursday’s other games

National League Mets 3, Cardinals 2 NEW YORK — Johan Santana bested Chris Carpenter in a matchup

Patti Blagojevich enjoyed ‘Celebrity’

Patti Blagojevich enjoyed ‘Celebrity’ CHICAGO — Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich says

‘Battlestar Galactica’ producer returns to space with ‘Virtuality’

Ron Moore isn’t resting on the success of “Battlestar Galactica.” Moore teamed with “Battlestar”

Today in history

Today is Friday, June 26, the 177th day of 2009. There are 188 days left in the year. On this date

Women star in Iran election drama

Opinion: One of the more amazing and less-noticed aspects of the Iranian election drama is the leading role


Today Children “Alice in Wonderland,” 7 p.m., Kent Trumbull Theater, 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W.,

Billionaire to be freed on bond

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge says Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford may be freed on bond. Stanford

‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game’

‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game’ (Atari) for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, PC, PS2, PSP, DS


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Paul J. Testa Jr., 49, of 5880 Robinson Road, Lowellville, and

Surplus food

Surplus food Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, various commodities, 8:30 to

Press under pressure to take on Obama

Opinion: There was a noticeable change in the climate during President Obama’s Tuesday news conference that

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Mahoning County Educational Service Center governing board, special meeting, 8:30

Delphi defends asset sale to private-equity firm

NEW YORK (AP) — Auto parts maker Delphi Corp. defended the sale of a portion of its assets to a

‘My Sister’s Keeper’ poses tough question

With this movie, viewers will discover a carefully calibrated and artfully underacted tale that

Budget debate shows gap between public and private

Editorial: Budget debate shows gap between public and private We won’t pretend that we could advise Gov. Ted

Change poverty measure

Opinion: We need to update the way we measure poverty. We’re still using a yardstick from the 1960s.

Government could force people to be more responsible

Opinion: Government could force people to be more responsible EDITOR: American health care is the

Woman pleads innocent in stabbing of her grandmother, 81

The defendant has said there is more to the story than what has been reported. WARREN —

Weathersfield school board plans levies

MINERAL RIDGE — The Weathersfield Board of Education has taken the first steps for going back to

Nets trade Carter to Magic in 5-man deal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Vince Carter is going home to Orlando, and to the Eastern Conference

Briscoe leads point standings after 3 second-place finishes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Briscoe has taken the most laps at each of the last three IndyCar

Casino supporters deliver signatures

COLUMBUS — Backers of a plan to place casinos in Ohio’s four biggest cities turned in more than

Stuck In Neutral

Keselowski’s future remains uncertain WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — In happier economic times, Brad

Health-care bill within reach, senators say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators working to give President Barack Obama a comprehensive health-care

Baghdad bombings kill scores ahead of U.S. troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD (AP) — The bombing of a Baghdad bus station Thursday pushed the death toll from a weeklong

Study blames alcohol for half of Russian deaths in 1990s

MOSCOW (AP) — A new study by an international team of public-health researchers documents the

On Area diamonds \ Youth baseball & softball

BASEBALL Tri-T Colt Classic Division Warren Baseball Club 18, Howland Lakeview Laser 3

Sammy was juiced (yawn)

Sammy was juiced (yawn) The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.: No region in the country

Teamwork is name of the game for IndyCar Series’ Team Penske

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti wound up dueling side-by-side — then

Tree owners could reap windfall from measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, landowners have gotten paid for not farming. Now they may get paid for

Sports notices

area Sharon Speedway HARTFORD — The Independent Insurance Agents of Trumbull County and Hovis

WNBA Roundup Thursday’s game

Mercury 93, Mystics 87 WASHINGTON (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored 24 points and Diana Taurasi had

Pincham services

Pincham services YOUNGS-TOWN — Youngstown will say its final farewell next week to Edna Pincham,


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Friends recall Fawcett’s smile

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A winsome smile, tousled hair and unfettered sensuality were Farrah Fawcett’s


THISTLEDOWN results Thursday 1st—Miss H (Ortiz)10.204.402.40 Aftertheballis (Urieta-

Wednesday’s Games

Wednesday’s Games INTERLEAGUE Boston 6, Washington 4 Detroit 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Pittsburgh

Business digest

NATION GM to build subcompact car in Michigan factory DETROIT — A person briefed on the decision


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Five-run 10th inning gives Scrappers a road win

WILLIAMSPORT, PA. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers rebounded from their only loss of the season with

Niles schools sells bonds for 3 new buildings

NILES — The Niles School District has sold nearly $18 million in bonds for construction of three new

Births for 2009-6-26

Area births

The Rock dealing with $5M deficit

The university is facing a $5 million deficit in its proposed spending plan. SLIPPERY ROCK,

Riding with … Dave Blaney

Last week: Trumbull County’s Dave Blaney finished 42nd in last Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 at

Stocks jump after four days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors rushed back into stocks as profits at a handful of companies indicated the

“Virtuality” (8 p.m., Fox): “Virtuality” is a sci-fi adventure flick about a

“Virtuality” (8 p.m., Fox): “Virtuality” is a sci-fi adventure flick about a starship that goes on a

Busch and Ickler share friendship, ride

NASCAR star Kyle Busch and relative unknown Brian Ickler share a friendship and a ride. The two


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