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CLUB CALENDAR | Local organizations plan meetings

CLUB CALENDAR ASSOCIATIONS • William Penn Association, Branch 28 of Youngstown, will meet at 6

Society Digest

UPMC Foundation plans Boo Ball as benefit SHARON, Pa. — UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation

Do you know where you’re living? You sure?

BOARDMAN — When a cell phone call comes to the 911 dispatch center, the geographic location of the

Bank of America loses $2.24B as loan losses rise

Bank of America loses $2.24B as loan losses rise

Deer smashes through Movie Gallery window

NEWTON FALLS — An eight-point buck charged through the front window of the Movie Gallery, 175 Broad

MYCAP gets $5,000 playground grant

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership has received a $5,000 grant to improve

Pittsburgh couple arrested after boy’s burning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh couple have been arrested on child endangerment charges after their 2

‘Boy in balloon’ family never shied from spotlight

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Richard Heene and his family have never been afraid of the spotlight as

Key issues in race: flooding, police

Candidates for trustee would like to rebuild the auxiliary police force. AUSTINTOWN — The four

Niles’ Billy Lyell ready for hometown fight

He’ll face Chris Gray in the main event at the Eastwood Expo Center. In April, Billy Lyell

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FAMILY TRADITION: McCarthy brothers together at Notre Dame

McCarthy brothers together at Notre Dame Kyle and Dan McCarthy’s grandfather, Jack Mayo, played

Phantoms played well despite having flu bug

YOUNGSTOWN — Despite having four regulars out with illness, the Youngstown Phantoms made the most of

Mahoning judge frees 2 suspects, drops charges in 2007 homicide

The two men had been in jail for nearly two years. YOUNGSTOWN — Two men who had faced possible

Baking soda makes stainless-steel sinks shine

Dear Heloise: I change the baking-soda fridge boxes regularly and keep one every other month to use

We have a duty to protect children from abuse

Dear Annie: We need your help, and the help of your millions of readers, to safeguard kids. In every

Coach Q&A: Warren Harding's D.J. Dota

When you’re a high school football team playing an independent schedule, it’s often tough to find

Gutierrez appears before panel

The former Marc Dann aide also has a criminal case pending in Columbus. COLUMBUS — Anthony

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Howland comes back with big win

The Tigers had too much offense for Niles in a 48-3 victory at Bo Rein Stadium. NILES — How

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Project teaches teens tolerance

The monthlong experience gives youngsters plenty of opportunities to give back to the community.

Blitz Insider

A few minutes after last week’s win over Howland, Poland High coach Mark Brungard praised his senior

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Austintown school race is crowded and calm

Editorial: Austintown school race is crowded and calm There are seven candidates running for three seats in

Betras: Casino support lessens

New poll was commissioned by TruthPAC, a coalition of gambling opponents. YOUNGSTOWN —

Campbell police plan to increase presence

CAMPBELL — The school district continues to offer counseling, and the police are planning to

More local news in brief

Lowellville police warn residents to lock cars LOWELLVILLE — Police are warning residents to lock

Victim of hit-skip in Salem still recuperating

SALEM — A Lisbon man is still recuperating in the hospital after being hit and dragged more than 250


NATION Rates increase slightly for 30-year mortgages WASHINGTON — Rates for 30-year home loans

VXI Calls On Valley

Chris Butcher, senior operations manager at VXI Global Solutions, stands among new operators at the company’s downtown call center. Butcher, a Mahoning Valley native, was working in Los Angeles when he suggested VXI consider Youngstown for a call center.

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Warren officer returns to work, faces charges

No criminal charge will be filed against the lieutenant. WARREN — A lieutenant in line to


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Sunday Week Six WASHINGTON6Kansas City CINCINNATI51‚Ñ2Houston

Go & Do

Today Children Preschool Nature Hour: Batty About Bats, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., MetroParks Ford


The phone number to call to audition for a high school talent show at the Penn State Shenango campus

Lawrence County Salary Board makes cuts to remain solvent

The corrections officers at the county jail have still managed to avoid pay cuts NEW CASTLE,


FOOTBALL OHIO Aurora 44, Perry 14 Cin. Winton Woods 48, Milford 17 Cin. Woodward 20, Cin.

Garth Brooks announces return from retirement

Garth Brooks announces return from retirement NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country superstar Garth Brooks

Bessemer event to feature pumpkins by the ton

BESSEMER, Pa. — Bessemer is coming back. Dealt a blow by the recent closing of the borough’s

Lakeview beats Hubbard for AAC soccer title

CORTLAND — Andrew Gardner had two goals and Ryan Ellis had four assists as Lakeview defeated Hubbard

Man faces charges in dealership investigation

The latest man arrested in the investigation worked as a collector for the auto dealership.

In a bad economy, big banks trade their way to profits

NEW YORK (AP) — The big banks are showing they can still make money, even as Main Street struggles —

Browns’ Lewis expects dogfight

Cleveland has lost 11 straight games to their rivals, the Steelers. BEREA (AP) — Of his more than

McDonald schools in fiscal emergency

A projected $2.1 million deficit has pushed the school district into financial trouble.

‘Paranormal Activity’: Where will it appear next?

LOS ANGELES — The critics have spoken. Here’s what more than a few have to say: “Scariest movie of

PUCO plans hearing on light-bulb issue

The light-bulb plan was implemented in an effort to reduce energy usage. COLUMBUS — State

Surplus food

Surplus food Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, various commodities, 10 to 11

Kaluza to be guest on HBA’s TV program

YOUNGSTOWN — Joe Kaluza is the featured guest on The Home Builders Association’s weekly television

Division I tennis players win 1, lose 1

OBERLIN — Canfield’s doubles team of Gabrielle Brant and Paige Zwicker, and Boardman’s Carolyn Jesko


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS THURSDAY 1st—Lucy Bill (Sanguin) 1225.603.402.80 Tough Song

Neither vulnerable, South deals.

Neither vulnerable, South deals. NORTH xJ 10 5 uA J 3 v8 6 4 w8 5 3 2 WEST EAST x6 xQ

Father and son headline 1st class of Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill France Sr., NASCAR founder, headlined the five inductees into the first

Defection-free offseason likely could boost IndyCar

After Dario Franchitti picked up about $1.2 million in bonus cash and other prizes to commemorate

Hornish keeps getting better

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — It only would have taken a phone call. A quick chat with Roger Penske, and


baseball 9U Ohio Glaciers — travel team for 2010 season are looking for players from

Program produces, saves jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses reported creating or saving more than 30,000 jobs in the first months

Forum seeks Neumann as interim CEO

‘A leadership void would do maximum damage,’ Forum Health says. YOUNGSTOWN — Forum Health and

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selected stocks

selected stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .58, 16.59 —.22 Avalon

Firm’s hope to generate energy: Rumble strips

WASHINGTON — Windmills were around for centuries before anyone thought they might generate

‘Brutal Legend’

‘Brutal Legend’ (Electronic Arts) for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Grade: B No style of music has

TruthPAC complaints to get state hearing

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Elections Commission has found probable cause that an anti- casino group


‘WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE’ Grade: C- Director: Spike Jonze Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Cincinnati doubles up on USF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even with starting quarterback Tony Pike on the sideline, Cincinnati’s quick-

Scientists use stem cells to grow heart muscle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have grown a piece of heart muscle — and then watched it beat — by

H1N1 6 months on: Some relief in US, but winter looms

H1N1 6 months on: Some relief in US, but winter looms The virus has killed at least 4,500

Justice Ginsburg briefly hospitalized again

Justice Ginsburg briefly hospitalized again WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader

Years Ago

Today is Friday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2009. There are 76 days left in the year. On this date in

Will the united states of Europe be a friend?

Opinion: The United States is about to confront a fierce new competitor, unlike any the nation has faced in

H1N1 side effect: limits on visits

St. E’s, St. Joe’s join growing list of Valley hospitals restricting access By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Can we change Karzai’s behavior?

Opinion: We may soon learn who the president of Afghanistan is. Or we may not. Imagine: As President Obama

Canvassing group calls it quits for casino drive

COLUMBUS (AP) — A national canvassing group has resigned from a pro-casino ballot campaign in Ohio

We can’t afford both guns and gurneys

Opinion: We’re close to our spending limit on the nation’s credit card. The bank bailout, the stimulus

Chinese drywall? Goodbye, insurance

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — James and Maria Ivory’s dreams of a relaxing retirement on Florida’s

U.S. military should not be a test lab

Opinion: I am sympathetic to the story told by Joseph Rocha, who claims in a Washington Post opinion column

Colorado balloon boy, family inhabit fairy-tale adventureland

Falcon and his brothers ‘could figure out how to make the toilet explode.’ One minute, President

Generic-drug companies looking for exemption

WASHINGTON — Generic-drug makers, which have saved Americans hundreds of billions of dollars in the

Tens of thousands expected to tour White House Gardens and Grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are expected to stream through the White House gates

Killer’s girlfriend charged with conspiracy in troopers’ shooting

TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey woman is accused of providing the gun used to kill one

President: We’ll rebuild region, make it stronger

NEW ORLEANS — In his first visit here since taking office, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to

Jones scores 3 times in Ursuline victory

Allen Jones reached 3,000 career yards in the Irish’s 35-0 win over Buchtel. YOUNGSTOWN — When

Health care now has an abundance of rationing

Opinion: Late last month, as the Senate Finance Committee labored to produce its version of a health care

Our support is unwavering

Editorial: CORRECTION: In Thursday’s editorial endorsing the candidacies of Adrianne Sturm, Brian Kesner and

Angels, Yanks ready for Game 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira remembers calling Torii Hunter last winter. “After I signed with the

Homer-happy Phillies knock off Dodgers, 8-6, in Game 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Ruiz’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run fifth inning, Raul Ibanez

YSU may take over steel museum

YSU officials see the link as a good fit for the university’s history department. Youngstown

make your own mix

make your own mix While automated music recommendation engines that power Web services such as


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Carmine DeLucia, 34, of 15 S. Cadillac Drive, Boardman and


Police probe theft YOUNGSTOWN — Police are looking for the people responsible for ripping the

Jonze leaves the fun out

‘where the wild things are’ Sendak’s make-believe world creates a place for children to express


St. Elizabeth Health Center Brent Whetstone and Heather Fenstermaker-Whetstone, Warren, boy, Oct.

Going Wholly Hog

Company profits slid 84-percent in the third quarter. Harley-Davidson drops Buell line to focus

Organizations seek funds to build group home

Two groups are trying to increase local resources for autistic adults. BOARDMAN — A 3.2-acre

Blitz Reader Survey results

Wilkins Question 1 Best state championship team in the Valley’s history? XYour pick: 1973


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