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Stories published December 23, 2010

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

Kidnapping report on girls found in Bazetta false

Bazetta police officers, responding to a tip, found sisters age 1 and 2 with their mother, Keyly Wade, and grandmother, Belinda Wade, in a car in the parking lot of the Bazetta Township Wal Mart Thursday afternoon.


Mahoning commissioners select Atty. Bob Bush as new JFS director

Mahoning commissioners pick Atty. Bob Bush as new JFS director


Youngstown agencies receive fed funding to fight foreclosures

Youngstown agencies receive fed funding to fight foreclosures


Mahoning Co. CSB receives funding to provide housing for AIDS victims

Mahoning CSB receives AIDS housing funding


Campbell tax amnesty program deemed a success

Campbell tax amnesty program deemed a success


Career center students serve others

Members of the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s Key Club gave the gift of time to

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Preschool students craft their own ornaments

Serendipity Christian Preschool students were caught white-handed as they painted wooden craft

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Hitchcock students sing praises

Hitchcock Woods School helped celebrate Akron Children’s Hospital second annual “Hopes and Wishes

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Slovak Society celebrates Christmas in Poland

Adult and youth members of the National Slovak Society Assembly 731 and their invited friends

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Pryor, Herron, 3 other OSU Buckeyes suspended for games in 2011

Pryor, 4 other OSU Buckeyes suspended for games in 2011


Santa Claus stops by Boardman Park

Santa Claus stopped by Boardman Park Dec. 9 to have dinner with kids of the community. The park

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South Side man charged with home invasion

South Side man charged with home invasion


Phantom Squirts post two victories

The Youngstown Phantoms Squirt hockey team outscored its two opponents a combined 15-2 to earn a

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Book store hosts elf storytime

Santa Claus gets all the credit each Christmas, but the elves do all the work when it comes to

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Ugly sweaters turn pretty profits

Students, faculty and staff at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center put ugly sweaters to

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Promotions made in Canfield Police Department

Promotions made in Canfield Police Department


Police investigating South Side shooting that injures two

Police investigating shooting that injures 2


Ohio ex-fugitive exec tells court she's innocent

Ohio ex-fugitive exec tells court she's innocent


Dobbins students honor veterans

Veterans Day isn’t the only day service members are remembered. Dobbins Elementary students took

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Book store hosts elf storytime

Santa Claus gets all the credit each Christmas, but the elves do all the work when it comes to making toys.

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Phantom Squirts post two victories

The Youngstown Phantoms Squirt hockey team outscored its two opponents a combined 15-2 to earn a

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Habitat honors Re-store volunteers

Four volunteers were recognized by Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County for their work and

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Slovak Society celebrates Christmas in Poland

Adult and youth members of the National Slovak Society Assembly 731 and their invited friends

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Poland wrestlers lose two close matches

The Poland varsity wrestling team lost a pair of closely-contested dual matches, falling to South

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Santa Claus stops by Boardman Park

Santa Claus stopped by Boardman Park Dec. 9 to have dinner with kids of the community. The park

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Dobbins kindergartners deliver cookies

A group of 39 kindergartners from Dobbins Elementary delivered cookies and the holiday spirit to residents of the Blackburn Home Dec. 17 during the annual holiday visit.

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Robinwood chorus takes its show on the road

“Bah! Humbug” echoed through the auditorium of Robinwood Lane Elementary Dec. 17 as students reenacted a holiday classic.

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Holiday travelers benefit from spread-out season

Holiday travelers benefit from spread-out season


Economy brightens as consumers spend, layoffs slow

Economy brightens as consumers spend, layoffs slow


Without state law, Pa. towns tackle anti-gay bias

Without state law, Pa. towns tackle anti-gay bias


Ohio gets high marks for jobless benefits decisions

Ohio gets high marks for jobless benefits decisions


Todd Franko's column takes over Louie Free radio today at 11 a.m.

The year's wrapping up, and WGFT 1330 AM talk show host Louie Free and Thursday guest Todd Franko, editor of The Vindicator, will have a special show today.


Robber takes presents of 3 small kids as they slept

Three city residents were confronted by burglars Wednesday, according to police reports.


Former South Range complex rezoned

The Mahoning County Planning Commission approved rezoning of the former South Range High School and Elementary School complex, 11836 South Ave., North Lima, from rural residential to general commercial to allow establishment of a business incubator there.


HELOISE: Yellow stains meet match

Dear Heloise: I had yellow stains on the arms of a white long-sleeved cotton shirt and I found a


ANNIE’S MAILBOX: Siblings’ fighting disrupts holidays

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: Our two children are married with families of their


Boardman police searching for driveway robber

Police are still looking for a man who robbed a couple at gunpoint Wednesday morning.


Trumbull commissioner robbed while he slept

Police say an SUV, a flat-screen television and a cell phone were stolen from the Country Club Drive home of Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka early Tuesday morning while Polivka slept inside.


Harding survives late surges in win

Warren Harding High boys basketball coach Steve Arnold has one thing come to mind when he looks at his team’s brutal remaining schedule: Bring it.

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Oakhill file points to FBI role

Several more documents, revealing significant FBI involvement in the Oak-hill Renaissance Place criminal- conspiracy investigation, were unsealed this week by visiting Judge William H. Wolff Jr.

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Jackson-Milton wrestlers battle CVCA

A sign in the Jackson-Milton gym says “Santa is Coming.” Following a 48-21 loss to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Wednesday, there will be no present for the Bluejays’ wrestling team.

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Johnson plans to relocate

U.S. Rep.-elect Bill Johnson wants to sell his house in Poland after the holidays and likely relocate to the Marietta area, the central part of the 6th Congressional District.

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Steelers play host to Carolina tonight

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t know they’d officially made the playoffs when they left Heinz Field on Sunday night.

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Salem store closing

When businessman Gary Abrams went into the clothing business in 1979, the city’s downtown was “very vibrant.”

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Fairfield Inn to face code-violation charges

Staff report Austintown Township fire officials plan to file charges against the Fairfield Inn


Arkansas defenders believe they’re ready for Buckeyes’ Pryor

Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Arkansas has faced more than its share of mobile

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Canfield police seek new leads in rape case

City police are increasing the reward money in a 10-year-old rape case with the hope that someone will come forward with new information.


Cavaliers lose to Hawks, Johnson

Joe Johnson’s first game with 20 points in almost a month helped the Atlanta Hawks recover from a sluggish start against the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Lawrence officials: Casino pieces are falling into place

Last Thursday was “a very good day for us down in Harrisburg,” said Lawrence County Commissioner Steve Craig.


Metheny, Ellis lead Lakeview over Champion

Staff report CORTLAND Elliot Metheny scored 13 points and Ryan Ellis added 11 more for Lakeview


Agents probe Envy's Closet before burglary

Employees at the Envy’s Closet clothing store on Mahoning Avenue have had a busy two-day period with activity from law enforcement officers and violent burglars.


Man, 46, arrested in dragging of officer

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A 46-year-old city man is in Mahoning


Forbes puts Valley on nice list for this winter’s job prospects

The Youngstown area was named one of the best cities to find a job this winter, according to a recent ranking by Forbes.com.


Teen sentenced for underage DUI

The man shot by a city police officer and later charged with obstructing official business and driving under the influence of alcohol in the summer will spend the next year on probation.


Buffalo Wild Wings, Save-A-Lot share Christmas spirit

Robert Jones, left, and Ricky Paige, both of Youngstown, were among 200 families who received Christmas dinner fixings Wednesday, thanks to the efforts of BW3 restaurants and Save-A-Lot groceries.

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Restraining order obtained to shut down purported drug house

The city has received a temporary restraining order to shut down what it says is a drug house.


Struthers council OKs coverage

The city’s Cost Containment Committee has agreed on health-care coverage for city employees.


Investigation continues into assault cases

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Police are investigating two cases of


Police investigate burglaries

Staff report youngstown Three city residents were confronted by burglars Wednesday, according to


Weathersfield trustees brace for cut in funds

Weathersfield Township trustees are preparing for a 20 percent decrease in the township’s Local Government Funds from the state for 2011.


Metro digest || Driveway shooting

Driveway shooting; Scholars program


Holiday retail revenue up

Holiday shoppers are racing to the end of the season at a more feverish pace this year.

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NIGHTLIFE

The Brickhouse, 958 E. Midlothian Blvd, Youngstown; 330-782-6000 Thu: Karaoke with Cheryl, 9 p.m.


UPS, FedEx show growth on peak days

For UPS, it’s beginning to look a lot like a normal Christmas.

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Pope Benedict offers poignant Christmas message on scandal

Editorial: “We must ask ourselves what we can do to repair as much as possible the injustice that has occurred.


Cruze wins award

Cruze wins award lordstown The Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze was one of 10 new vehicles to win


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


EPA must deal with climate

Opinion: By A. JAMES BARNES McClatchy-Tribune BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Unless and until Congress crafts


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .62, 22.29 .04 Avalon


Kwanzaa, Hanukkah similar

Opinion: By Akilah Bolden-Monifa McClatchy-Tribune After a holiday celebration recently at school, my 7-


Report: Ohio operations need drastic change

By Jim Siegel Columbus Dispatch For foundering state and local governments, the status quo is no


Hot water cures stubborn warts

Q. I saw a question about warts on the toes of a 7-year-old. My daughter had the same problem 20


Markasky’s signature adds flair to MSB roots

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Working again and again and again is what Youngstown


Top 500 agency

Top 500 agency Austintown Shepherd of the Valley Home Health has been named one of the top 500


Fabulous Fiesta, an exhibition of Fiestaware ceramics, is on display at the Museum of Ceramics,

Fabulous Fiesta, an exhibition of Fiestaware ceramics, is on display at the Museum of Ceramics,


Boise St. routs Utah in MAACO Bowl

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Doug Martin shook Boise State out of its brief postseason funk with


Horizon basketball | Wednesday’s games

Charlotte 57, Wright State 53 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Derrio Green scored 16 points and hit the two


‘A Christmas Carol’

Theater veteran brings Dickens classic to radio By MILAN PAURICH entertainment@vindy.com As if


Contest aims to promote use of condoms

Philadelphia Daily News For an artist trying to penetrate the market, few opportunities are as


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “A Tribute to Classic TV Sitcoms,SDRq Temple Hadar Israel, 403 E. Moody Ave.,


Comedy club at Metroplex to reopen

After sitting empty for three years, a room at the Metroplex Hotel that once housed The Funny Farm will again be a comedy club.


Niners still aiming for playoffs

Associated Press SANTA CLARA, CALIF. The San Francisco 49ers are an NFL enigma. So bad one week,


Paterno wants good start to ’11

Associated Press CLEARWATER, FLA. Penn State coach Joe Paterno is looking at the Outback Bowl as

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Texas, UNI are too tough

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 24 points and Johnny Moran had 15 as Northern


Crosby scores again in Pens’ victory

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Sidney Crosby matched the second-longest NHL scoring streak in 18


Outside forces: Parents have less influence over kids’ diets than expected

Susanna DeRocco uses homegrown vegetables in meals that her two young sons help prepare.

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New This Week

New This Week Black Swan (R) sssss Disturbing story of a ballerina who comes unglued. Cinema


Commission OKs deal to keep Preakness Stakes in Baltimore

Associated Press LAUREL, MD. The Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement on Wednesday


ODDLY ENOUGH: Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years

Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years; Vermont governor gives press one last dog-and-pony show


Tax reform has strong advocate

Opinion: WASHINGTON Many parents have heard FICA Screams. Indignant children, holding in trembling hands


Browns’ Peyton Hillis insists he’s ready to go

Associated Press BEREA His back should be sore. Same goes for his head, shoulders, biceps,


Fireworks Idol singing champ will get a leg up on competition

The Fireworks Idol competition will pack a bigger bang for its contestants next year. The winner


EPA’s rules will hurt economy

Opinion: By Mark J. PERRY McClatchy-Tribune FLINT, Mich. Our nation is in a high stakes race with China


Spanish lottery hands out $3 billion

Associated Press MADRID Spain’s beloved Christmas lottery sprinkled $3 billion in holiday cheer


Show choir entertains pupils

By Ashley Luthern aluthern@vindy.com Poland From “Jingle Bells” to “Carol of the Bells,” the


Storm causes hillside collapse in S. California

Associated Press LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. A powerful storm dumped more rain on already waterlogged


NATIONAL AND WORLD NEWS DIGEST: Alaska high court rules against Miller

Alaska high court rules against Miller; Churches cancel Christmas events; Jury recommends death for dad, son


Two found dead in Pa. hotel

Associated Press SOMERSET, Pa. Police in western Pennsylvania say a man and a woman were found


Obama sees season of progress

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama celebrated a bipartisan “season of progress”


BIRTHS

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


Committee approves rules, penalties for livestock care

Associated Press COLUMBUS Rules for putting sick livestock to death and civil penalties for


Officials look at Robert Bush as new director of county JFS

Mahoning County Commissioners are expected to approve the appointment of Atty. Robert E. Bush Jr. of Youngstown as director of the Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services.

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White House defends intel chief after gaffe

Associated Press WASHINGTON After the nation’s top intelligence official fumbled a simple


Mahoning County courts filings

MAHONING COUNTY Domestic relations Tao N. Jones and Nicholas M. Jones, dissolution granted.


Congress OKs aid for 9/11 illnesses

Associated Press WASHINGTON After a last-minute compromise, Congress passed legislation


Metro digest || Mahoning courthouse front doors reopen

County courthouse front doors reopen YOUNGSTOWN The front doors to the Mahoning County


Tablack maps out ’11 budget for county

The ongoing effects of the economic recession will be felt in the budgets the Mahoning County commissioners are expected to adopt either today or Wednesday.


NEWSMAKERS: ‘Spider-Man’ resumes with safety measures

‘Spider-Man’ resumes with safety measures; Clinic fires staffer who accused Lohan; Fred Foy dies; known for Lone Ranger intro


The perfect match: Mahoning Valley wineries share food-pairing tips

What foods go best with wines made with grapes grown in the Mahoning Valley?


‘Gulliver’s Travels’: Just a tiny bit original

By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel It begins with a very short cartoon starring that

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Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2010. There are 8 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Tragedy, terror, triumph in ’10

Here’s a look at the things that the world saw — and will remember — from 2010.


Museum plans to move mastodon

Associated Press COLUMBUS A giant, skeletal rear end is one of the first things to greet


In the spirit of the season, thanks

Opinion: In the spirit of the season, thanks Thanksgiving would have been a more appropriate time for this


Complement foods with locally made beer and wine

With Christmas almost here and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, party season is in high gear.


Girard, Hubbard and Liberty police calls

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty:


Cliff Lee’s Christmas surprise

Opinion: The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y.: Money isn’t everything. At least not to Cliff Lee, one of the


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