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Downtown duet: Fine wine complements fine music of Stambaugh Chorus

YOUNGSTOWN — Like a fine wine, a finely tuned choral group truly can get better with age. To help

500 dine on spaghetti to benefit Austintown man’s surgery

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning Valley residents proved that not even a stagnant economy and national

Cleveland Indians name Manny Acta from Nationals as new manager

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians hired Manny Acta to be their manager, giving him the job

Celebrate Halloween and beautify Youngstown, group urges

YOUNGSTOWN — Treez Please, a community reforestation project, is having a tree-planting Halloween

Three incumbents face one challenger for seats on Boardman school board

BOARDMAN— With three incumbents seeking re-election to the Boardman school board, the lone

Struthers to vote on measure to give city leaders full pay in first year

STRUTHERS — City council is expected to vote to amend a pay ordinance so new department heads can

Stimulus time requirements wash away 6 Boardman flood-control projects

BOARDMAN — Six stormwater projects the township hoped to complete with federal stimulus money will

Change name of new middle school because President Wilson was racist, some argue

YOUNGSTOWN — City school leaders gave no thought to changing the school name as they razed Woodrow

Mahoning County ‘wipes out’ tax revenue for Poland Township

POLAND — Nine years after the township paid about $17,000 to clean up a Struthers Road property,

Miriam Chapter conducts 102nd installation

YOUNGSTOWN — Miriam Chapter 278, Order of Eastern Star, inducted a slate of officers on Oct. 12

GARDEN CLUBS | This week's meetings announced

GARDEN CLUBS WEDNESDAY • Ivy League will have an open program meeting with Jean Varner and

SENIOR CITIZENS | Meetings, activities announced

SENIOR CITIZENS COMMERCIAL INTERTECH • Commercial Intertech Retirees will meet at noon Tuesday

MASONIC GROUPS | Members will meet

MASONIC GROUPS TUESDAY • Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Youngstown

Mr., Mrs. Hritzo mark anniversary at Mass, dinner

YOUNGSTOWN — The 50th anniversary of their wedding was observed on Oct. 17 by Mr. and Mrs. Tom

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Anniversary is observed by the Bankses

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Banks of Youngstown observed their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct.

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Wedding, anniversary celebration combined in ceremony

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. — On Aug. 12 Sara Sculli and Christopher Yorty, both of 118 Cedar Mountain

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MAHONING COUNTY Celtic Healthcare offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at seven locations in


• Howland SCOPE Center, 8273 High St. SE, Warren, has scheduled the following: Monday, pinochle at 9

Hope Gala to be a formal fundraiser

Special to The Vindicator AWESOME AUCTION: Bids on the treasure trove of donated items, pictured

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Voinovich staffers to meet with public Friday


Warren BOE meeting Tuesday

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YSU playoff hopes blocked

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Special teams miscues costly By PETE MOLLICA CARBONDALE, Ill. —

Casino support softens, poll finds

The statewide poll also shows a dead heat in the 2010 governor’s race. YOUNGSTOWN — Support

‘I didn’t think; I just did it,’ says man who rescued kids in fire

Joel Imler, 22, was released Thursday from a burn center after his daring Oct. 16 heroics.

USHL Phantoms are still searching for win at Covelli; Storm on top, 3-1

Youngstown coach Bob Mainhardt said his squad showed a better effort than in Friday’s defeat. By

Mooney boys wins sectional by shutting out scrappy Hubbard

STRUTHERS — Ryan Yavorsky scored a hat trick to key the Cardinal Mooney High boys soccer team to a

Urban youths seek positive changes

YOUNGSTOWN — Doniece Fletcher is proud that she successfully used mediation skills recently to avert

‘Diary’ proves to be popular

YOUNGSTOWN — Atty. Daniel B. Roth’s first assignment when he joined his father’s Youngstown law firm

Canfield’s Timko shoots 75 as state golf runner-up

COLUMBUS — Bruce “Boo” Timko would have preferred a 36-hole tournament, but only got 18. But he’s

Special Olympics swim meet honors longtime volunteer

More than 100 swimmers from six teams in six counties participated. WARREN — The Area 11

Rockets reign at muddy district

Maplewood’s boys and girls captured district cross country titles in Division III. By JOE SCALZO

Cascade Park cleanup to be filmed, studied

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A cleanup of a historical Cascade Park here will be filmed in an effort to educate

Pryor answers his critics, leads OSU past Minnesota

The embattled quarterback threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Buckeyes rolled,

7 Boardman trustee hopefuls focus on finances and unity

Incumbents Gallitto and Miller seek re-election. BOARDMAN — The two incumbents in the seven-

Children’s Center offers flu exhibit, varied programs

YOUNGSTOWN— October begins a new monthly program at the Children’s Center for Science & Technology,

Opinions vary on cell-phone use in the car

According to one survey, 18 percent of the respondents who said they use a cell phone while driving would not change their behavior if a ban passed.


Northside Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Pat Pearson, Girard, Oct. 23, boy. Mike and Tina Kihm,


SCOUTS Troop 25 announces 160th Eagle award Troop 25, Boy Scouts of America, chartered to

High School soccer \ Saturday’s games

Division I Green 2, Howland 1 GREEN — Green advances to a district semifinal game against the

Salem girls win meet at Malone

CANTON — Salem junior Betsy Yuhaniak placed second overall to lead the Quakers to the girls team

Devils end Pens’ 7-game win streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nicklas Bergfors, Travis Zajac and Zach Parise each had a goal and an assist and

Issue 2 protects Ohio farmers from outside activists

Opinion: Issue 2 protects Ohio farmers from outside activists EDITOR: Like thousands of other American

Missouri valley football conference \ Saturday’s other games

South Dakota State 24, Northern Iowa 14 BROOKINGS, S.D. — Thomas O’Brien threw two touchdown

Tate’s 2 TD receptions lead Notre Dame to win

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame didn’t wait until the last-minute to snap its six-game losing


H1N1 meeting NORTH LIMA — An informal meeting regarding the H1N1 virus and vaccine will be at 7


AREA BOWLING SCORES HIGHLIGHTS John Doughton III’s 290-826 in Spiech Classic at Bell-Wick on

Valley would get a piece of the pie under Issue 3

Opinion: Valley would get a piece of the pie under Issue 3 EDITOR: As the debate over Issue 3 continues

Austintown isn’t getting its fair share of road work

Opinion: Austintown isn’t getting its fair share of road work EDITOR: Wake up, Austintown. It is time

Try putting a face on those losing jobs at Forum Health

Opinion: Try putting a face on those losing jobs at Forum Health EDITOR: I would like take the time to

Constitution shouldn’t give a gambling monopoly to a select few

Opinion: Constitution shouldn’t give a gambling monopoly to a select few EDITOR: The Columbus-based

No. 24 Sooners roll past Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — To Landry Jones, the Oklahoma defense is similar to a cool breeze on a hot

It’s time for serious change in Youngstown schools

Opinion: It’s time for serious change in Youngstown schools EDITOR: I agree wholeheartedly with the

That’s some business model

Opinion: That’s some business model EDITOR, I have read Issue 3 and I am at a loss to explain who

CURRENT PRICES for antiques & collectibles

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

Big Ben vs. Brett

Steelers vs. Vikings Young quarterback with 2 Super Bowls wins to try to keep veteran QB from his

Mid-American conference Saturday’s games

Kent State 20, Ohio 11 ATHENS — Spencer Keith threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns to lead Kent

nfl preview \ Today’s games

GREEN BAY (3-2) at CLEVELAND (1-5) Game time: 1 p.m. TV/radio: (8); (WKBN-AM 570) (WNCD-FM 93.3)

Best bets on TV

“Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC): Why can’t we all just get along? On “Desperate Housewives,”

Saturday’s Scores

Saturday’s Scores EAST Albany, N.Y. 35, Monmouth, N.J. 10 Albright 31, Widener 17 Alfred 31,

Billions spent to influence overhaul

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Americans may be growing sick of the debate over health-care reform. Lobbyists,

Say yes to Ohio veterans

Opinion: Say yes to Ohio veterans EDITOR: A proposed Ohio constitutional amendment from Ohio Attorney

Playhouse will host blood thirsty ‘Dracula’

Count Dracula is back, and the Youngstown Playhouse has got him — at least for two spooky weekends.

GO&DO || Things to see around the Valley

Today Music MCHS Chamber Players Fall Concert, 4 p.m., Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel, 119

Fight over gay unions in Maine

WASHINGTON — A year ago, Robin and Robb Wirthlin went to Riverside Wesleyan Church in Sacramento,

Bill Cosby keeps it clean for Twain prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby still thinks America is funny — such as the name-calling over health


courts columbiana COUNTY Divorces asked Chad White, 826 Fifth Ave., East Liverpool, v.

Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers For the week ending Oct. 17

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 2. “Pursuit of Honor: A Novel”

‘Ground’ mixes love, paranormal

“Unhallowed Ground” by Heather Graham (MIRA Books, 362 pages, $7.99, paperback) If you like mixing

With Leno out of the picture, who is king of late-night TV?

When Americans are looking to soothe their frazzled nerves after a long day, late-night TV shows

Johnson set to make move at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson hears the chatter in the garage and knows that some of his

Home playgrounds

Home playgrounds Staying safe Every year, more than 200,000 children younger than 14 are treated

In their blood: Stoker’s kin resurrects legend

BEWARE: DRAC’S BACK Associated Press “Dracula: The Un-Dead” by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt


Park service to take on Clinton’s first home The site will formally become part of the National

Collectors seek skeleton chairs

Skeletons are invited guests at our celebration of Halloween, the Mexican holiday called “Day of the

NHl roundup Saturday’s other games

Flyers 5, Panthers 1 PHILADELPHIA — Danny Briere had two goals for Philadelphia, Arron Asham

YSU NOTEBOOK \ Penguins vs. Salukis

New stadium: Southern Illinois is building a new football stadium, just over a football field away

Iowa State stuns turnover-plagued Nebraska, 9-7

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska all but gift-wrapped this upset for Iowa State. And first-year coach

Heart-pounding thrills fill this werewolf tale

“Frostbite” by David Wellington (Three Rivers Press, 277 pages, $14) In David Wellington’s

‘Endgame’ to go from PBS to a run in U.S. theaters

‘Endgame’ to go from PBS to a run in U.S. theaters PASADENA — The traditional feature-film release

TOP 25 roundup \ Saturday’s games

No. 1 Alabama 12, Tennessee 10 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s Mount Cody proved too big for

Key to run-off election in Afghanistan is safety

Editorial: Now that Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, and his chief political rival, Abdullah Abdullah,

Police arrest teen in death of girl, 9

ST. MARTINS, Mo. (AP) — Juvenile authorities said Saturday that a 15-year-old has been charged with

High school football \ Saturday’s games

Chaney 30, Slippery Rock 10 YOUNGSTOWN — At Stambaugh Stadium, Bobby Hayes scored two touchdowns

Marriage to ‘Dean’ is a lopsided arrangement

Dear Annie: I married “Dean” nine years ago. It was a second marriage for both of us. Soon after we

Funeral home offers electronic-billboard death notices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A funeral home is giving people one last chance to have their name in

Erectile dysfunction can be side effect of statin drugs

Q. My husband has high cholesterol, despite a very healthy lifestyle and weight. His doctor put him

Pilot who overshot airport denies crew was napping

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first officer of the Northwest Airlines jet that missed its destination by

Oregon candidate with MS makes electrifying entrance

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Bill Bradbury isn’t just running for Oregon governor. He’s zipping — on a Segway.

Dog-gone story has a happy ending

‘IT’S JUST A MIRACLESSRQ An area couple’s lost dog shows up in Pennsylvania, minus his tags but

Clark leads Penn State to romp

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Penn State snapped its skid at the Big House. Easily. Daryll Clark

Treasure Hunters seek antiques, collectibles

Treasure Hunters seek antiques, collectibles LIBERTY — The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop at

Buzz: One man’s refusal to go the easy route

Opinion: One year later, Buzz Pishkur still has his hands on the ball that is Forum Health. A resignation

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Mahoning Valley Opportunity Center, 4:30 p.m., Millcreek Community Center Room, 496

TSO starts the holiday season with a bang and new material

TSO starts the holiday season with a bang and new material By JOHN BENSON The original

Armed forces digest

VETERANS Marine chapel dedicated TRIANGLE, Va. — The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation dedicated


today St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call

High School volleyball Saturday’s games

Division I Boardman 25-14-25-25, Canfield 17-25-16-10 STOW — Junior outside hitter Stephanie

Heads must roll at board of elections

Opinion: Having a clerk take the fall for what is by any measure a major foul-up at the Mahoning County Board


Frame it? Box it? Toss it? Parents struggle with how, what and where to store the tons of

Tinkering helps West Branch advance

NILES — West Branch High boys soccer coach Matt Thomas apparently isn’t afraid of change. Thomas

Youngstown schools have troubles that few have seen

Editorial: Youngstown schools have troubles that few have seen It is difficult to believe that as bad as

Auto recyclers asking for more time to dispose of clunkers from program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trade-ins from the Cash for Clunkers program are piling up, and auto recyclers are

Toaster has message

Toaster has message Even toast has a ‘tude. The Pop Art Toaster produces toast with a message or

HOW IT STACKS UP ‘Unhallowed Ground’

Overall rating: 4 of 5: It gets a little nudge because of the season. After all, who doesn’t like a

Taliban warns Afghans not to vote in runoff

Taliban warns Afghans not to vote in runoff KABUL — Taliban militants threatened Afghans with

BIG TEN ROUNDUP Saturday’s other games

No. 7 Iowa 15, Michigan State 13 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ricky Stanzi connected with Marvin McNutt

area college roundup \ Saturday’s games

Mount Union 56, Wilmington 0 ALLIANCE — Senior quarterback Kurt Rocco tossed a career-high five

IF YOU GO to Dracula

IF YOU GO What: “Dracula” Where: The Youngstown Playhouse When: Friday, Saturday, Nov. 1, 6,

Books digest

LOCAL Warren native tries hand at historical novel A native of Warren, Kreig W. Vens, has a

BIG EAST \ Saturday’s games

No. 5 Cincinnati 41, Louisville 10 CINCINNATI — Standing on the sideline in a sweat suit and

Game 6 of ALCS rained out

NEW YORK (AP) — Game 6 of the AL championship series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York

Mother of slain Florida girl praises detectives’ hard work

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 7-year-old Florida girl found slain in a landfill praised

IN THE CUP! Area Holes in One

IN THE CUP! Area Holes in One Bill Metz of Boardman aced the No. 17 hole at Deer Creek Golf Course

Deadline coming soon

Deadline coming soon Send us a picture of your favorite pumpkin picture, and we’ll include it in

Turnout, late ads will play role in Issue 3 fate, poll director says

Amid an increasingly contentious campaign in the past month, the lead for the casino issue on next


SATURDAY’S RESULTS DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY At Malone University Division I Boys Qualifiers:

ALCS resumes tonight

ALCS resumes tonight Saturday’s weather postponed Game 6 of the AL championship series between

Obama declares H1N1 a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency, giving

An apology to YPD

Opinion: An apology to YPD EDITOR: In a letter published last Sunday I wrote about the church ladies who

Cleveland Browns battling bad case of the dropsies

Cleveland Browns battling bad case of the dropsies CLEVELAND (AP) — The only thing the Cleveland

Years Ago

Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2009. There are 67 days left in the year. On this date in

2009 TRICK-OR-TREAT | Community events in Mahoning, Shenango valleys

Here are the hours for trick-or-treating and other Halloween events as submitted to The Vindicator.


‘Embryonic’ The Flaming Lips (Warner Bros.) Grade: D “We stand before you not knowing what we

Devine rallies WVU past UConn, 28-24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Connecticut nearly pulled out a win for Jasper Howard. Noel Devine’s 56-

Overseas Highway named All-American Road

Overseas Highway named All-American Road KEY LARGO, Fla. — The Overseas Highway, which stretches

Best and worst \ Comparing shows

Here are my subjective evaluations of the shows that make up my favorite time of the TV schedule: