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Indians lose to Angels 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jered Weaver earned his eighth straight win as Mark Trumbo doubled home two runs

Car shot up in St. John's parking lot on Glenwood Avenue

Police are investigating reports of gunfire on Glenwood Avenue in the northern part of the township.

Police investigating check-cashing scheme at Boardman Walmart

Boardman police and Walmart officials are investigating a check-cashing scam.

United Way Pacesetter campaign under way

YOUNGSTOWN The Pacesetter Campaign for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley got

Dan Peek, founding member of band America, dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dan Peek, a founding member of the popular 1970s band America, has died. He was 60.

Mich. man finds mother was a 1982 homicide victim

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Michigan man seeking his long-lost mother has discovered she was

Greatest Golf: Mill's No. 9 takes driver out of hands

Think about it. When’s the last time you actually measured how far you hit a three wood off a tee into a fairway? Or a four iron? Most of us know our yardages when we’re hitting an iron into a green. But how many know their true yardages when it comes to hitting a hybrid hook to a downhill fairway?

Feds: Pa. shop-owner smuggled ton of banned ivory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who owns a Philadelphia art store has been charged in New York City with

Buttery space shuttle featured in Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cows aren’t jumping over the moon in this year’s Ohio State Fair butter

Webb Road in Weathersfield closing for culvert replacement

MINERAL RIDGE —Webb Road in Weathersfield Township will close immediately for a culvert replacement,

Ford’s ambitious Asia plans take toll on 2Q profit

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford’s ambitious plans to grow in Asia took a toll on its second-quarter

No bail for younger imam in Fla. terror case

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami has rejected bail for a young Muslim cleric accused of

Blagojevich seeks new trial, cites judicial bias

CHICAGO (AP) — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking a judge to set aside his multiple

Boardman man gets 13 years for robbery, kidnapping

Boardman robber/kidnapper gets 13 years

Train-truck clash snarls Meridian traffic

Train-truck clash snarls Meridien traffic

Man attempts surgery on his hernia with butter knife, police say

LOS ANGELES — A 63-year-old Glendale, Calif., man was in stable condition after he attempted surgery

Arizona woman dies 4 weeks after bear attack

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman attacked by a bear while walking her dog four weeks ago

Dozens wade to shore after Mich. tour boat damaged

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan say dozens of people waded to shore and two were

Ex-Trumbull engineer DeChristofaro is now a felon

WARREN David DeChristofaro, the recently resigned Trumbull County engineer, is now a convicted

Youngstown schedules National Night Out activities

YOUNGSTOWN The city of Youngstown will hold National Night Out 2011 activities at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Jury backs Ford in Linert case

Jury backs Ford in Linert case

Bail set for historian in Md. document theft case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A presidential historian charged with stealing millions of dollars in documents

Rival plans ensnarl Congress over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rival Democratic and Republican plans to raise the government’s borrowing ability

7 arrested in union dispute at Washington port

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities arrested seven people during a Longshore union

Girl bitten by shark off NC is recovering well

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark while riding a boogie board off North

Police: Tip from Facebook post averted suicide

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police believe they were able to prevent a man’s suicide after the man’s

Davis brothers from Fitch commit to Pitt

By TOM WILLIAMS AUSTINTOWN Inseparable since birth, Fitch High’s Demitrious

Judge OKs spitting suit against Pa. Burger King

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge says a black trucker’s lawsuit against a Burger King franchise in

Obama calls for balanced plan to reduce fed deficits

Associated Press WASHINGTON Decrying a “partisan three-ring circus” in the nation’s capital,

Mother, daughter get big lottery jackpot 3 times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A mother and daughter in the Carolinas have three big lottery wins in the

Ga. mom could get 3 years for son’s traffic death

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman faces up to three years in prison in the jaywalking death of

Man gets prison in online teen photo plot

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to at least nine months in prison for what

Kipnis’ first career hit wins game for Indians 3-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis delivered his first career hit with the bases loaded and two outs in

Bubon named Liberty boys basketball coach

By NICK Shook LIBERTY Following the departure of Marlon McGaughy, the

Lawyer: Norway terror suspect will never walk free

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The defense lawyer for the man who confessed to the mass killings of government

Cops: Woman pulled from fire had throat cut

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators say the woman whose body was pulled from a burning Philadelphia

Ex-New Orleans politician guilty of racketeering

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans councilwoman connected to a corruption-tainted ex-Louisiana

Cryonics pioneer Robert Ettinger dies, body frozen

Robert Ettinger, pioneer of the cryonics movement that advocates freezing the dead in the hope

Driver injured at rolled metal plant blast in Farrell, Pa.

FARRELL, Pa. (AP) — The driver of a tanker truck was burned and another worker was treated for cuts

Inquiry into fatal Wis. boat crash may take months

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin say it could take several months to reconstruct a

Cybercrime expert is victim of hostage hoax in NJ

WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — A noted cybercrime expert is helping authorities in northern New Jersey

Guitar-maker Martin plans anti-counterfeiting mark

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — Guitar-maker C.F. Martin & Co. is partnering with a DNA lab to prevent

Drugs taken from mom accused of killing Fla. teens

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Newly released court documents say at least 14 different prescription drug

Wisconsin professor wins 2011 bad writing contest

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A sentence in which tiny birds and the English language are both slaughtered

Phoenix police: Man stole ambulance outside fire

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a man tried to steal an ambulance left running outside a house

Dem chairman, Chamber exec reach agreement

WARREN After months of back-and-forth, the feud between Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman

More airlines raise fares to grab tax savings

DALLAS (AP) — The great tax holiday of 2011 for air travelers is just about over. By Monday, most

Authorities probing firefighter death in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a veteran firefighter who was

Teen’s father: Alaska bear attacked quickly

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The father of one of the teens attacked by a grizzly in the remote Alaska

Victim in deadly hit-and-run sues bar

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A survivor of a drunk-driving hit-and-run crash is suing the bar where the

Judge halts release of cardinal’s secret testimony

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has halted the release of 1,200 pages of grand jury

Muhammad pleads guilty in Ark. soldier killing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting

Capital murder case delayed until September

YOUNGSTOWN The capital murder case against Lorenza Barnette had been set to begin this week, but

Valley unemployment hit 10 percent in June

Valley unemployment hit 10 percent in June


Austintown Fitch High School Class of 1961 is having a two-day 50th class reunion Labor Day weekend.

New Bedford girl named NAM finalist

New Bedford girl named NAM finalist NEW BEDFORD, PA. Jessica Wharry, 16, daughter of Edward and

Youngstown Kiwanians keep busy this summer

YOUNGSTOWN The Kiwanis Club of Youngstown has had a busy summer so far. A world-ranked local

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Niles Scouts think pink to raise funds for trip

NILES Boy Scout Troop 31 of Niles proves it’s in the pink as it celebrates its 90th year of

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Party, Chamber bury the hatchet

By Karl Henkel WARREN After months of back-and-forth, the feud between

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Austintown's Davis brothers will continue to play football together at Pitt

Austintown Fitch brothers Chris and Demitrious Davis will continue to play football together at the

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Kipnis comes through for Tribe with game-winning hit in ninth

Associated Press CLEVELAND The Cleveland Indians’ slogan throughout a season of improbable

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Jury gets case in $19M lawsuit filed by ex-officer against Ford

By PETER H. MILLIKEN YOUNGSTOWN A jury will now decide the outcome of a $19

Woman surprises victim’s family

By jeanne starmack struthers A woman who’s charged in the death of a

Boardman residents speak up in support of cop levy

By Ashley Luthern BOARDMAN Township residents voiced their opinions at a

Three Renegades pitchers combine to blank Scrappers

Associated Press FISHKILL, N.Y. For the second straight game, the Hudson Valley Renegades were

Raymond John Wean Foundation announces plans for new home

Raymond John Wean Foundation announces plans for new home By ED RUNYAN WARREN

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Liberty Schools Board upbeat about future

Member: A new ‘unified’ district has emerged By Robert Guttersohn

Liberty basketball: Bubon to take over Leopards

By NICK Shook LIBERTY Following the departure of Marlon McGaughy, the

Barnette capital-murder case delayed

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. YOUNGSTOWN The capital-murder case against Lorenza

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UAW wants bigger cut of Detroit’s new profits

Associated Press AUBURN HILLS, Mich. To help American carmakers stay in business, autoworkers

Youngstown police probe crimes from weekend

Staff Report YOUNGSTOWN City police are investigating multiple acts of violence over the

Winehouse autopsy proves inconclusive

JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON An autopsy on singer Amy Winehouse Monday failed to

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Police investigation leads to chase in Farrell

Staff report farrell, pa. Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery and a successful

Wheatland Tube receives tax credit

Staff report HOWLAND Wheatland Tube, a division of Beachwood-based JMC Steel Group, received a

Pa. treasurer criticizes pledges of no new taxes

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. State Treasurer Rob McCord on Monday criticized no-new-tax

Canfield city and Austintown police calls

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown: CANFIELD

Six deaths in Philadelphia blamed on heat

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Last week’s brutal heat wave is being blamed as a factor in at

Ariz. firefighter’s death probed

Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Authorities are investigating the death of a veteran


LOTTERY Monday’s numbers OHIO night DRAWINGS: Pick 31-3-1 Pick 46-0-7-2 Classic Lotto

Obama, Boehner push rival plans

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON With the deadline for raising the nation’s debt limit and

Calif. pot backers get OK for ballot petitions

Associated Press SACRAMENTO Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana will try to win over

Toledo-area Muslims on high alert in wake of attacks in Norway

By DAVID YONKE Toledo Blade TOLEDO Though no threats have been made against Toledo-area

Canfield BOE OKs hirings

By CHRISTINE KEELING canfield Canfield students will be greeted this fall

NFL deal: Both win

41/2-month lockout brings 10-year pact Associated Press NEW YORK NFL owners and players were

Report: 2nd quarter net income up at FNB Corp.

Staff report HERMITAGE, Pa. F.N.B. Corp. released its second quarter financial report Monday

OAS is a needed basket case

Opinion: The 34-country Organization of American States is better known for its cocktail parties than for its

Poll: Americans’ worries about debt rising once again

Associated Press WASHINGTON Just last fall, Americans were feeling better about their personal

Entrepreneur takes the responsible route

Brian Bleggi is the owner of “A”-Cab, an Austintown-based taxi company.

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Warren man accused him of threatening with weapons

Man pleads innocent WARREN A 50-year-old Brier Street Southeast man pleaded innocent Monday to

Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2011. There are 158 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Texas network riles Big 12 rivals

Associated Press DALLAS All the eyes are still on Texas in the slimmed-down Big 12 Conference,

Steve Carell turns focus to film, including ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK Steve Carell is not going through Michael

Gender revolution missing

Opinion: By Khaled Diab Institute for War & Peace Reporting JERUSALEM In the early days of the Egyptian

Man awakes after 21 hours in morgue

Man awakes after 21 hours in morgue JOHANNESBURG A South African health official says a man

San Francisco Giants beating suspects may have targeted others

Associated Press LOS ANGELES Two men charged with the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .62, 22.05 —.19 Avalon

Ohio man searches for donor on Facebook

Ohio man searches for donor on Facebook The (Toledo) Blade COLLINS, Ohio Randy Wright has

Small Pa. airports: Service normal

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Small airports in Pennsylvania reported normal air service Monday

Ohio BOE recommends tobacco-free campuses

Associated Press COLUMBUS Smoking should be banned not only inside Ohio school buildings, but

Steelers will get busy with free agency and practices

Associated Press PITTSBURGH New Steelers secondary coach Carnell Lake walked through the team’s

Youngstown schools’ budget must be handled with care

Editorial: Six months after he was ap- pointed superintendent of the Youngstown City School District, Dr.

Instructor’s past raises issue of criminal checks

By Joe Guillen Plain Dealer Columbus Dozens of jobs and professional licenses, from driving a

Probe into fire at Duferco continues

By Karl Henkel FARRELL, Pa. One man remains hospitalized after a nearly

IOC confident in security after Norway attack

Associated Press LONDON IOC president Jacques Rogge is confident that police intelligence work

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Mahoning County Court filings

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Justin S. Fowler, 25, of 712 N. Canal St., Newton

Historic Ohio lighthouse up for auction

Associated Press CONNEAUT, Ohio An Ohio Lake Erie lighthouse is on the auction block for anyone

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BOE approves drug testing plan

By Elise Franco Boardman The board of education has approved a plan to

No to Frankenfish

Opinion: Ketchikan Daily News: Why do people so often want to “improve” something that’s already working just

Gas prices rise

Gas prices rise COLUMBUS Ohio gas prices are up a nickel from last week and are close to $1

Missing central Pa. DA is declared dead

Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. A former prosecutor who disappeared six years ago was

Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown Academy of Excellence school board, 3:30 p.m., 1408 Rigby St.


CORRECTION The majority of the founders and members of the Eastside Friends and Family are


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With a lot of turnover, Browns have work to do

Associated Press CLEVELAND Count the Browns in as one of the happier NFL franchises Monday, now

Norway seeks to keep peace

Associated Press OSLO, Norway Confessed terrorist Anders Behring Breivik hoped to trigger a

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Congress stands its ground

Opinion: WASHINGTON Between 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday, the nation began a constitutional course-

Fat cats don’t create jobs

Opinion: Fat cats don’t create jobs Please tell me what I’m miss- ing here: The Republicans are taking a

Metro Digest || Rally against crime

Rally against crime BOARDMAN The Boardman Coalition Against Crime has organized a “Rock ‘n’ Roll


newsmakers Corbin Bernsen wants to film again in region AKRON Actor and director Corbin

oddly enough

oddly enough Cemetery owner needs burial information MONACA, Pa A lender that recently bought

Let the season finally begin

10-year deal ensures decade of NFL labor peace Associated Press WASHINGTON After months of

It’s all about Wall Street

Opinion: By Richard Parker McClatchy-Tribune Here we go again. The debt ceiling debacle that is