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State legislature fails to pass final budget

Members of the Mahoning Valley’s delegation to the state Legislature say they aren’t happy about

Pa. to begin 7th straight year without a budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state government is poised to begin a seventh straight fiscal year

Ohio tuition freezes in effect — for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some Ohio public colleges have announced continued tuition freezes without waiting

Two local banks see their stocks fall

Officials at two local banks are expecting better days ahead after suffering through a stock sell-

Ohio official returns to work after tax problem

COLUMBUS (AP) — An official with Ohio’s economic development department has returned to work after

City woman charged with shooting at 10-year-old girl

YOUNGSTOWN — A city woman is in jail on a $100,000 bond after police said she shot at a 10-year-old

White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled today that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were

Death penalty sought for Pa. man in tot’s slaying

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a northeastern Pennsylvania man

Manny Ramirez drops to seventh in NL All-Star voting

NEW YORK (AP) — Manny Ramirez dropped one spot to seventh place in All-Star voting among NL

Fred Travalena, master impressionist, dies at 66

LOS ANGELES — Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices

Apple CEO Steve Jobs back at work a few days a week

SEATTLE (AP) — Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is back at work after a 5 1‚Ñ2-month medical

Source: Mother of Michael Jackson seeks control of his estate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person close to the proceedings says Michael Jackson’s mother has moved to take

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Playhouse building is back in action as a theater

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Playhouse building will return to action as a theater — a little sooner

U.S. Supreme Court takes case over licensing of NFL apparel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed today to decide whether the National Football League and

McDonald school board has executive session Tuesday night

McDONALD — McDonald Board of Education meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the board offices for an executive

Pa. judge rejects mistrial request over use of drug in stabbing death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Allegheny County judge refused to grant a mistrial for a man who claims the

Ohio State Highway Patrol: Don’t drink and drive on the holiday

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to think twice before getting behind

Man breaks into home and decides to spend the week there

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man broke into a Cincinnati home and proceeded to stay there for a

San Francisco man to plead guilty in Pa. to credit scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A San Francisco man is scheduled to plead guilty this afternoon before a federal

Madoff sentenced to 150 years in prison

Madoff sentenced to 150 years in prison

Ohio lawmakers expected to vote on interim budget today

COLUMBUS (AP) — State lawmakers are expected to vote on a temporary budget as they remain at an

Mahoning Co. Educational Service Center board meets Tuesday

BOARDMAN — The governing board of the Mahoning County Educationql Service Center will have a special

Teen stabbed to death at Columbus festival

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus police say an 18-year-old teenager was stabbed to death at an outdoor

Rapper wants teachers to cherish rap, not fear it

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum invited recent inductee Darryl

Pa. fisherman finds body part

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man fishing on the Delaware River near Easton found a human leg. The find

Report: State official warned of possible Cleveland bridge failure

CLEVELAND (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that a transportation official warned in a 2007 funding

Head of Columbus Zoo died

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The head of the Columbus Zoo has died. Zoo officials told WBNS television

Former Indian Phillips celebrates with Tribe loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Phillips found the perfect way to celebrate his 28th birthday: beat the

Networking group to link employers and job seekers

At least 100 young professionals showed up for the inaugural meeting. YOUNGSTOWN — Mastering

$2.5M acquired for Eastern Gateway start-up

The college doesn’t officially exist yet, but some general-education courses are already being

Niles strives to avoid layoffs

Pact talks threaten ‘sustainable’ budget By JORDAN COHEN NILES — While nearby cities such as

Boutique offers unique items for cancer survivors, friends

Net profits from store sales help fund the A Way With Words Foundation and ROCcK Children’s Choir.

Scrappers edge Spikes, 5-4

STATE COLLEGE, PA. — Jason Smit doubled and scored on Chun-Hsui Chen’s seventh-inning base hit to

Thunder limits turnovers to keep pace with Pioneers

YOUNGSTOWN — Unfortunately, head coach Chris MacKeown didn’t see much of the fireworks display

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Dinner memorializes teacher, benefits her scholarship fund

The scholarship honors the memory of a beloved St. Christine’s teacher. YOUNGSTOWN — They sat

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Thunder’s gap against Pioneers slowly falling

YOUNGSTOWN — The numbers are coming down. Those numbers are points given up by Mahoning Valley

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Rain gives teen Logano first win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — There were questions about the judgment of team owner Joe Gibbs when he decided

Preparing for disaster

YOUNGSTOWN — “You should try cutting off someone’s clothing while wearing three pairs of gloves,”


Despite some vendors' gripes, organizer calls event a success

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Honduran military ousts president

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — President Manuel Zelaya was asleep when the sound of gunshots and

Sports digest

area Spartans prevail CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Spartans defeated the Crestview Renegades

Perry’s record 258 wins PGA Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Kenny Perry has set a goal of winning 20 times before he leaves the PGA Tour.

U.S. troops in Iraq fade from major cities

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The last American patrol in Baghdad? The 75-minute hike took place Saturday night

Actress Gale Storm dies

Actress Gale Storm dies LOS ANGELES — Gale Storm, whose wholesome appearance and perky personality


Baseball FavoriteOddsUnderdog National League PITTSBURGHEven-6Chicago Cubs


Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2009. There are 185 days left in the year. On this date

Obama won’t rule out taxing health benefits, adviser Axelrod says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House left open the possibility Sunday that President Barack Obama might

Area man to perform with Air Force band

Sgt. Michael Kane, a 2000 graduate of Boardman High School, will perform with the U.S. Air Force

MLB Roundup Sunday’s other games

Interleague Braves 2, Red Sox 1 ATLANTA — Rookie Tommy Hanson threw six scoreless innings

Special parks meeting

Special parks meeting CANFIELD — Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Commissioners will have a special

Royals defeat Pirates, 3-2

Royals defeat Pirates, 3-2 Beating Zack Greinke and the weatherman in one day proved too

Talks with Iran still possible, U.S. officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to discussions with Iran over its nuclear

New York-Penn League

New York-Penn League McNamara Division WLPct.GB Brooklyn (Mets)72.778— Aberdeen

Counties vary in their approach to stimulus

An economic-development director, a food co-op store and revolving-loan funds are among the


U.S. MARSHALS MOST WANTED Gregory Jones The U.S. Marshals Service in Northern Ohio is asking

Study: Generation gap in U.S. widest since ’60s

WASHINGTON (AP) — American adults from young to old disagree increasingly today on social values

Obama adviser not ready to back a 2nd stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House adviser said Sunday the economic stimulus has not yet “broken

Official: Afghan drug policy is ‘perfect’

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s counternarcotics minister said Sunday that his country’s

Saturday’s Games

Saturday’s Games INTERLEAGUE Philadelphia 10, Toronto 0 St. Louis 5, Minnesota 3 Boston 1,

other holiday fare

other holiday fare Besides “A Capitol Fourth,” televised live from the Mall on Saturday, other

15% of teens expect to die young, study shows

CHICAGO (AP) — A surprising number of teenagers — nearly 15 percent — think they’re going to die

Singer says her look is nothing to go Gaga over

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga doesn’t get why some people don’t get her. “I am so often puzzled [by

We’ll come to regret the fix for health care

Opinion: WASHINGTON — “In the beginning,” says a character in a Peter De Vries novel, “the earth was without

Forces ramp up security ahead of withdrawal

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces bolstered checkpoints and banned motorcycles from the

Arizona measure would let patrons with permits carry guns into bars

PHOENIX (AP) — There was a time in the Wild West when cowboys had to check their guns before they

Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Newton Falls Exempted Village school board, special meeting, 11 a.m., junior high

GM hopes 2010 LaCrosse draws young buyers

DETROIT (AP) — With only four brands selling far fewer models than in the past, every new car or

3 teenagers injured

3 teenagers injured BEAVER, Pa. — Three teen- agers were hurt, one critically, in a car accident

AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball and softball

BASEBALL Tri-T Colt Classic Division Hubbard Midland 24, Howland Lakeview Lasers 4 Mill

When friends gather, help the local food bank

Dear Heloise: Every time you have people over or get together with friends at a restaurant, ask

Mountaineer Results

MOUNTAINEER RESults Sunday 1st—Return T (Hernandez)3.602.602.20 Alohacat (Bracho)6.604.40

Answers to weekly quiz

Answers to weekly quiz Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold: xK J 3 uA Q 7 5 3 v7 5 w10 6 5

WNBA Sunday’s game

Shock 86, Monarchs 72 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Shavonte Zellous scored 18 points to lead the Detroit

Kevin Bacon, brother hike Pikes Peak for charity

Kevin Bacon, brother hike Pikes Peak for charity DENVER — Actor Kevin Bacon hiked 14,110-foot

At BET Awards, Jackson’s legacy honored

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The BET Awards became the official Michael Jackson TV celebration Sunday, with

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‘A Capitol Fourth’ to feature Muppets, Manilow and more

Cookie Monster is planning to bake 233 cookies for America’s birthday celebration Saturday — one for

1080 Media earns Class B’s top seed

STRUTHERS — 1080 Media clinched the top seed for the Class B playoffs with Sunday’s 14-6 win over


TODAY 7 a.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Wimbledon. 8:30 p.m. (STO) “This Week in Baseball.” 10 a.m. (21)

Police at YSU will get raises

A reclassification for 10 officers boosts their pay 9 percent over two years. YOUNGSTOWN —

Federer, Williams resume bids for 6th Wimbledons

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As Week 1 gives way to Week 2 at Wimbledon, the primary story lines have

Crawford wins medal he’ll never need to give back

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It takes something pretty special these days to surprise Shawn Crawford, a

Grad students help businesses to become green

PHILADELPHIA — For 10 weeks this summer, Ryan Whisnant gets to be the green conscience of SunGard

Wireless-device users, mind your manners

Shawn Kahandaliyanage learned an embarrassing lesson about the dangers of his BlackBerry obsession.

Lawyer: Jackson had pulse when found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor

Chile should tout passage to ‘first world’

Opinion: By the end of this year, Chile is likely to become the first South American country to join the

Jiyai Shin wins Wegmans LPGA by 7 strokes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Jiyai Shin dedicates each one of her golf victories — make that five in 11


NATION Parking-garage rates stay near last year’s NEW YORK — The economy is in distress, and

Nielsen rallies to win Champions Tour at En-Joie

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Lonnie Nielsen shot a 9-under 63 on Sunday, passing second-round leader Fred

Iranians yearning to be free — at home

Opinion: Last year, while in Iran producing a documentary for public television, I observed freedom-loving

Dixon outpaces Franchitti for 19th IRL win

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scott Dixon grabbed the lead from teammate Dario Franchitti in the only spot he

Appointments available for help with electric bill

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning/Youngstown Community Action Partnership will schedule appointments for the

Remaining Indians take responsibility for trade

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mark DeRosa’s three-month stay in Cleveland was much shorter than anybody

Spain beats S. Africa 3-2 for third at Confed Cup

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — Xabi Alonso scored on a free kick in extra time Sunday to give Spain

MLS ROUNDUP Sunday’s game

Sounders 3, Rapids 0 SEATTLE — Nate Jaqua had two second-half goals and Fredy Montero scored for

Downtown events to help mark July Fourth

YOUNGSTOWN – The city of Youngstown has two events planned for this weekend to mark the Fourth of

‘New GM’ to take on future product-liability claims

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors Corp. has agreed to take on responsibility for future product-

Lawmakers postpone budget attempt

COLUMBUS (AP) — Lawmakers scrambling to reach a budget deal canceled a meeting planned for Sunday,

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She’s sick of seeing husband

Dear Annie: I have been married five years, and my husband has never wanted to work. I am the sole

Anti-doping chief vows fairness for Armstrong

PARIS (AP) — When Lance Armstrong and France’s anti-doping agency were at odds last spring over a

Official warned that bridge was dangerous, paper says

CLEVELAND (AP) — A transportation official warned in a 2007 funding request that a Cleveland bridge

U.S. soccer team frightens Brazil in final

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Clint Dempsey sobbed as the Americans walked up to get their second-place

Royals avoid sweep as Pirates fall, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Beating Zack Greinke and the weatherman in one day proved too difficult for the

TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead at Fla. home

The Vindicator recently interviewed the pop-culture icon for a story about the Awesome Auger garden

A piazza, Philly-style, packs ’em in

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A wide-angle photo of the Piazza Navona in Rome is Bart Blatstein’s computer

Three stars, three stories

Editorial: Three stars, three stories It was a very bad week for entertainment icons. Three entertainers

Crash cuts off power

Crash cuts off power WARREN — A car accident caused a power outage in the northeast part of the

Cardinals make their move early

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Minutes after walking into the St. Louis Cardinals’ clubhouse, Mark DeRosa was

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