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Easter fun held at St. Luke’s

Pre-kindergarten students at St. Luke's Early Childhood Learning Center braved the cold temperatures to hunt for eggs in Fr. Fata's Guardian Angel Garden. …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:05 pm

Clifford visits local libraries

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be back in town on Thursday at the Newport branch library on Market Street at 10:30 a.m. and at the main library branch in downtown Youngstown at noon. …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:59 pm

Pipeline project under way in Mahoning

Sunoco is boring a new pipeline through Berlin Township, Canfield and Springfield Township.…

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:38 pm

Warren incubator back on track

The Warren incubator has been delayed by several factors, but the project is now back on track and should be ready to open by the end of this year. …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:34 pm

Lordstown eyes fall rollout of updated Cruze

Production of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is tentatively set to begin early this fall, with cars expected to hit lots just a few weeks late.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:10 am

4 more apply to become YSU president

Six of the 37 applicants are either internal candidates or have YSU ties

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:09 am

Boy attacked on Warren bike trail, left to walk naked down street

Kalli Ioannou was shocked and greatly upset when she saw a 14-year-old boy walking bruised and naked

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:08 am

Choffin students ready for in-demand manufacturing jobs

Machining is the highest priority of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:07 am

 

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Students trapped in sinking ferry send heartbreaking texts

A rescued passenger from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, is carried by police and rescue teams on his arrival at Jindo port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people, including many high school students, caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. (AP Photo/Park Chul-heung, Yonhap) KOREA OUTMessages to parents offer glimpse into desperate situation aboard sinking S. Korean ferry.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:38 pm

Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city

Robert Rizzo, left, leaves court after being sentenced, Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:19 pm

Experts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage

FILE - In this undated file photo, Amelia Earhart stands next to a Lockheed Electra 10E, before her last flight in 1937 from Oakland, Calif., bound for Honolulu on the first leg of her record-setting attempt to circumnavigate the world westward along the Equator. American aviator Earhart’s disappearance in 1937 is among aviation’s most enduring mysteries. Earhart, the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, vanished over the Pacific with Fred Noonan during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Seven decades later, people are still transfixed with the mystery. Theories range from her simply running out of fuel and crashing to her staging her own disappearance and secretly returning to the U.S. to live under another identity. (AP Photo/File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:24 pm

Orange and black ribbon holds clue to eastern Ukraine's chaos

A ribbon of St. George is seen on a pram as people queue to apply for Russian passports at a passport office in the Crimean port of SevastopolAs pro-Russia protests spread in eastern Ukraine, a strip of striped orange-and-black fabric has become as ubiquitous as the armed men in unmarked military fatigues. Its name is the Ribbon of Saint George. Imbued with history, it’s a powerful symbol in the ongoing information battle over Ukraine. For Russians it's a mark of allegiance to the state – both the fearsome, expansionist Russian state of old and its modern successor under President Vladimir Putin.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 3:24 pm


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, center right, high-fives a fan upon arriving for a news conference with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, rear, to announce the city will be getting an MLS expansion team, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise, which will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable-roof stadium. The team will be owned by Blank. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself "Terminus Legion," a reference to the city's former name. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:55 pm

Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs during game one of a doubleheader on April 16, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York CityJapanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka delivered a dazzling 10 strikeouts and allowed just two bunt singles Wednesday in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Tanaka, unfazed by unseasonably chilly weather at Yankee Stadium -- where snow fell overnight -- walked just one for the second time in three starts this season. He lowered his earned-run-average from 3.21 to 2.05, drawing praise from Yankees manager Joe Girardi for his smooth transition to America's major leagues. Tanaka had retired 15 straight Cubs batters before Anthony Rizzo's bunt single against the infield shift to begin the seventh inning.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:28 pm

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl walks into a news conference after reaching a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry, right, and Wesley Edens, left, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee.


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:06 pm

Players Championship adopts three-hole playoff

View of The Players Championship on May 12, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaPonte Vedra Beach (United States) (AFP) - The Players Championship is abandoning its sudden-death playoff and switching to a three-hole aggregate playoff in a move that further separates the elite event from other US PGA Tour stops. The plan will go into effect for this year's tournament at TPC Sawgrass in May. Should the final round come down to a playoff, it will take place at holes 16, 17 and 18. "Holes 16, 17 and 18 of The Players Stadium Course are perhaps the most dramatic closing holes in professional golf from a risk-reward standpoint, as they test all facets of a player's physical and mental game while under the pressure of trying to win such a significant championship," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement on Wednesday. "Given the fact that winning The Players means you have defeated the strongest field in golf, we felt an aggregate playoff that incorporated these three holes was a more appropriate way to determine the champion."


Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:35 pm


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Cleveland Browns Daily deliberates trading up from the number four draft pick

Cleveland Browns Daily deliberates trading up from the number four draft pick On Wednesday’s “Cleveland Browns Daily, Driven by Liberty Ford,” co-hosts Vic Carucci and Michael Reghi, who is fillin...

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:15 pm

Cleveland Browns likely to follow less quarterback-centric model

Senior Editor Vic Carucci says that, based on the philosophy of coach Mike Pettine, the Browns won’t ask their quarterback to carry the bulk of the load.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:05 pm

Brian Hoyer: ‘There hasn’t been an offseason for me’

Browns quarterback training extremely hard

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 4:11 pm

Derek Carr says he’s the best of college quarterback crop

ClevelandBrowns.com takes you around the NFL with the Daily Kickoff.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:28 pm