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Stories published December 22, 2010

Please note, our last day of publication was Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Theft at Brownlee Woods library branch

Police are trying to determine who broke into the Brownlee Woods Branch of the Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library on Wednesday.


Ohio State football team investigated

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio State is investigating allegations that several football players


Mahoning courthouse front doors reopen for Thursday's caroling

The front doors to the Mahoning County Courthouse on Market Street are swinging open again, just in time for the annual Christmas carol sing-along at 11 a.m. Thursday.


Woman shot in North Side driveway

Police are investigating a reported shooting on the city’s North Side.


Cavs lose to Hawks

Associated Press ATLANTA Joe Johnson scored 23 points in his best game since his return from


Health-care package for Struthers workers approved

Health-care package for Struthers workers approved


Mahoning commissioners expected to name Bob Bush new JFS director

Mahoning commissioners expected to name Bob Bush new JFS director


Mahoning commissioners discuss 2011 budget

Mahoning commissioners discuss 2011 budget


Obama notes 'season of progress' after arms treaty ratified today

President Barack Obama celebrated a bipartisan "season of progress" today at a year-end news conference marking an up-and-down second year in office that blended a thrashing at the polls, slow progress on the economy and late victories in Congress.


U.S. Rep.-elect Bill Johnson plans to leave Mahoning Co.

U.S. Rep.-elect Bill Johnson plans to leave Mahoning Co.


Youngstown man charged with dragging cop arraigned today

Youngstown man charged with dragging cop arraigned today


Judge issues order to close down suspected North Side drug house

Judge issues order to close down suspected North Side drug house


Ohio officials not rushing to spread 70 mph speed limit

Ohio officials not rushing to spread 70 mph speed limit


Man shot by Youngstown cop gets probation

Man shot by Youngstown cop gets probation


Reward increased for information in rape case

Canfield City police are increasing the reward money in a 10-year-old rape case with the hope that


Ohio high court says diversion of tobacco funds OK

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that lawmakers didn’t violate the


Kwanzaa celebrations planned through Jan. 1

YOUNGSTOWN The Harambee Coalition invites the public to celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American


Stocks flat as GDP growth falls below forecasts

Stocks flat as GDP growth falls below forecasts


Young Scholars program meets with new superintendent

Youngstown The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program of Youngstown had its first meeting


Mayor’s Community Celebration is Jan. 8

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams and his wife, Sonja, will host the Mayor’s Community Celebration at 6


Obama signs repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell'

Obama signs repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell'


4th-graders send letters to troops

Fourth-graders in Laurie McEwan’s class at Taft Elementary School wanted U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan to be safe and to know that people at home are thinking about them.


Beaver park reservations open Jan. 2

The Beaver Township Park Board will begin accepting applications for pavilion reservations Jan. 2 for township residents and Feb. 1 for nonresidents.


Free powerful door locks available to Youngstown senior citizens

Beginning next month, hundreds of older city residents likely will feel safer in their homes, thanks to a program to buy door locks for them.


J plans speaker on black studies

J plans speaker on black studies YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Jewish Community Center will host


Mended Hearts installs new president, Joe Clark

CANFIELD Mended Hearts Chapter 7 installed Joe Clark as president during the group’s annual

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HELOISE: Make hot chocolate recipe for holidays

Dear Heloise: Please print the Heloise homemade hot chocolate recipe again. I wanted to make it for


ANNIE’S MAILBOX: Back from war, ‘Bill’ has problems

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: My husband, “Bill,” and I have been married for


Police: Hubbard girl raped by acquaintance

Police reported that a 13-year-old girl from Hubbard Township was raped in November by an acquaintance.


Struthers wrestling with health care hikes for workers

The city’s cost-containment committee is wrestling with how to pay for a 6.9 percent increase in health-care benefits.


Kent overpowers Penguins down the stretch

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team battled Kent State tough for the first 30 minutes, then fell apart down the stretch en route to a 71-58 loss Tuesday night at the M.A.C. Center.

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MVSD: Raise water rates

The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District is seeking water-rate increases in the second and third years of a three-year plan.

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Poland defeats Hubbard in thriller

In a seesaw battle with an outcome that remained in doubt until the final buzzer sounded, Poland beat Hubbard 66-61 Tuesday night.

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Valley’s 10.8% jobless rate puts squeeze on relief agencies

As unemployment continues to hover just under 11 percent, local charities are stretching resources to meet the needs of a growing number of people asking for help this holiday season.

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Spartan rotation earns a victory

The Spartans defeated the Panthers, 61-40 Tuesday at the Spartan Gymnasium.


New Census figures mean less political clout for Ohio, Valley

With Ohio losing two congressional districts in 2012 major changes to the Mahoning Valley’s districts are likely.


Mooney’s Reese gives team spark in win

Cardinal Mooney High built a 40-29 halftime lead on the way to a 61-51 victory Tuesday night over East Palestine.


First black female federal judge in Ohio to serve in Youngstown

It was somewhat of a struggle, but the U.S. Senate confirmed Benita Y. Pearson as a federal district-court judge based in Youngstown.

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3 face charges in chain-snatching outside Covelli

Three men face multiple felony charges for alleged crimes that include snatching an $800 gold chain from the neck of a 14-year-old boy at a basketball game.


Clutch shooting leads Salem to frantic win

The Quakers and Cardinals battled through 21 lead changes and six ties before Salem pulled out a 61-57 victory in a game that wasn’t decided until less than one second remained.


Program provides locks for seniors

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Beginning next month, hundreds of older city


Tigers top YCS on 3 by Rogers

Staff report NEW MIDDLETOWN Ron Rogers scored 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer


Store where clerk was killed reopens

The South Side store where a 44-year-old clerk was killed early last week reopened Tuesday morning with added precautions.

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Oakhill files to remain closed

Judge cites Vindy impact on seating an impartial jury ‘intense coverage’ as threat to partiality

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The best job

Santa representative Howard Huffman loads gifts into his bag at his home in Hubbard. Huffman had his suit specially made to fill the role of one of Santa’s official helpers.

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Man pleads guilty to murder

Staff report WARREN A Warren man has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder with gun


Ray chosen as 4th Ward councilman

Michael Ray, a marketing and customer-service coordinator for an electric utilities company, is the city’s new 4th Ward councilman.


Two inmates attack two guards at prison

BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com LEAVITTSBURG Two corrections officers at the Trumbull

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Penguins succeeding with Malkin healthy

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished up a 12-game winning streak only last week, yet they might be a better team now than they were then.

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Students send holiday greetings to troops

Fourth-graders in Laurie McEwan’s class at Taft Elementary School wanted U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan to be safe and to know that people at home are thinking about them.

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Forum Health owner faces strike at Pa. hospital

Staff report wilkes-barre, pa. Community Health Systems, the new owner of Forum Health, will


Oregon’s Chip Kelly named top coach

Oregon athletic officials were so convinced that Chip Kelly was destined to be head coach of the Ducks they offered him the job before it came open.


Lighty’s 29 lead Buckeyes to win

Associated Press COLUMBUS David Lighty scored 13 of No. 2 Ohio State’s first 16 points and sat


COMING NEXT WEEK 2010 in the region

The Vindicator next week will review 2010 in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. Watch for these


mac roundup

Akron 75, Arkansas-Little Rock 61. LAS VEGAS Darryl Roberts scored 16 points to lead Akron at


NHL roundup

Sabres 5, Ducks 2 BUFFALO, N.Y. Tyler Ennis scored two goals. Ryan Miller, making his 11th


Wright’s return propels Louisville

Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Justin Burke threw for a pair touchdowns and Jeremy Wright


UConn women win record 89th straight

Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. Men’s teams. Women’s teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats


Officials: Tenn. man on tractor accused of assault

Associated Press MURFREESBORO, Tenn. Authorities say a Tennessee man is being held after


ADD A LITTLE PIZAZZSFLBTO YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE

St. Louis Post-Dispatch It’s that season, which means that Christmas dinners, holiday cookie


Steelers prepare for short week

Associated Press PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping a short week leads to a long


Hubbard native, TV pioneer, dies

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com OAK ISLAND, N.C. Clay Cole, a Hubbard, Ohio, native who


Politics is only for the rich

Opinion: By Andrew Trees Los Angeles Times “Swilling the planters with bumbo” was what it was once called


FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

Associated Press WASHINGTON Federal regulators adopted new rules Tuesday to keep the companies


Christmas What’s open/closed

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed various days.


Tips make holiday brunch a snap

Family Features There’s nothing like the holiday season to warm the soul. Good cheer, cozy fires


Tis the season to dis Santa?

Opinion: By J. JUSTIN WILSON special to the vindicator The festive weeks between Thanksgiving and New


A worthy remake of an epic tale

TRUE GRIT By Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Jeff Bridges dons John Wayne’s sizable boots in

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Oil spill voted top news story of ’10

Associated Press NEW YORK The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, triggered by a deadly blast at a


NATIONAL AND WORLD NEWS DIGEST: Amid snow chaos, UK offers troops

Amid snow chaos, UK offers troops; Obama locks up GOP votes for nuke treaty; Government seated


Autopsy results awaited in homicide in Masury

Police say it will likely be six to eight weeks before any additional action is taken in the death of a Masury man.


Struthers faces health-care hike

The city’s cost-containment committee is wrestling with how to pay for a 6.9 percent increase in health-care benefits.


Study: Nearly 1 in 4 fails military exam

Associated Press MIAMI Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its


Betty White voted Entertainer of Year

Associated Press NEW YORK What Betty White did in 2010 doesn’t usually happen: an 88-year-old


Economy’s struggle is 2010’s top business story

In 2010, the economy rebounded fitfully from the Great Recession — starting strong, wobbling at midyear but showing enough vigor by year’s end to quell fears of a second recession.

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BUSINESS DIGEST: Proposed FNB merger is cleared

Proposed FNB merger is cleared; FirstEnergy declares quarterly dividend; American pulls fares from Orbitz; Pfizer recalls more bottles of Lipitor


Extra touches will impress guests

StatePoint Holiday entertaining can be impressive and delicious without stress or mess. With


The top 5-selling singles and albums on iTunes for the week ending Dec. 20, 2010:

The top 5-selling singles and albums on iTunes for the week ending Dec. 20, 2010


BIRTHS

Forum Health Northside Medical Center Ciera A. Johnson and Marcus Merchant, Youngstown,


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions 8-11-12-31-32 Mega Ball29 Tuesday’s


Raise a glass and toast holidays with simple, flavorful drinks

By Diane Toroian Keaggy St. Louis Post-Dispatch You could serve guests the full spectrum of


Ohio Senate rejects Strickland’s choices for casino board

The Ohio Senate rejected all seven appointments to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

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The other Jackie O

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK When most of us think of Jacqueline Kennedy


Canfield and Austintown police calls

POLICE CALLS A summary of police activity in the city of Canfield and Austintown.


US teen birth rate reaches all-time low; economy cited

Associated Press ATLANTA The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70


LOCAL NEWS DIGEST: Police seek suspects in home invasion

Police seek suspects in home invasion; Missing girl found


NEWSMAKERS: ‘Spider-Man’ stunt double falls to stage

‘Spider-Man’ stunt double falls to stage; Palace: Zara Phillips engaged to be married; Rehab staffer claims assault by Lohan


Mahoning County court filings

Marriage licenses Christopher M. Fusco, 44, of Canfield, and Denise L. Broll, 40, of Canfield.


Census shows growth slows, GOP to gain

Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican-leaning states will gain at least a half dozen House


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2010. There are 9 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


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