Synagogues merged

Congregations merging

The merger of Youngstown's Rodef Sholom and Sharon's Beth Israel congregations has been in the works for five years. …
Youngstown park and recreation

Two issues included on ballot

Youngstown City Council is sending a pair of issues to the Board of Elections to be included on the ballot in November.…
Youngstown water bill

Water bills go online

Water customers in Youngstown will soon be able to view and pay their water bills online. …

Adam Carolla writing book, ‘President Me’

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Carolla has a dream. The actor-comedian and host of “The Adam Carolla Show” has a deal with HarperCollins imprint It Books for “President Me,” a blueprint for the world he’d like to see.…
Woodside Demolition

City OKs more demo money

Youngstown city leaders shifted another $250,000 from the general fund to pay for more demolitions. …

Mexico teachers block lawmakers from Congress

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of teachers are blocking the entrance to Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies to prevent federal lawmakers from debating and voting on a set of rules to apply a recently approved overhaul of the education…

Dems in NYC mayor’s race argue over police, ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The surprising new front-runner in the mayor’s race received the bulk of the attacks Wednesday in a free-wheeling and often testy debate, the clearest sign yet that the dynamic of the race has changed…

Man hurt in California tutoring club crash dies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man who was among six people injured when a car went into a California tutoring center earlier this week has died. Authorities say 32-year-old Alex Martinez succumbed to his injuries Wednesday. Martinez…

Former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton dies at 76

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — C. Gordon Fullerton, a former astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions and had an extensive career as a research and test pilot for NASA and the Air Force, died Wednesday, the space…

Mo. school bus overturns in Kan., hurting students

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — One of two buses taking Missouri sixth-graders to an annual campout overturned in northeast Kansas on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 of those onboard, including the driver. The bus, which was carrying sixth-grade…

Ousted politician Bo Xilai goes on trial in China

JINAN, China (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, marking the ruling Communist Party’s attempts to draw a line under one of its most lurid…

Opening statements made at trial in temple murders

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors at the retrial of an Arizona man charged with the 1991 murders of nine people at a Buddhist temple in metro Phoenix were played a confession from the man’s high-school friend who said they…

Fourth man pleads guilty in border agent shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2009 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was lured into a trap to steal his night-vision goggles. Federal prosecutors in San Diego…

HIV test prompts proposal for porn film moratorium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The adult film industry announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV. The performer was not immediately identified and officials didn’t say when the positive…
A's Attic

Shop helps anti-bullying effort

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the boutique will have an open house, with some of the proceeds that day going to the "Stomp Out Bullying" organization. …

New Jersey farmer gets political with corn maze

CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey farmer has cut the faces of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger into a corn maze to highlight the state’s gubernatorial election. The corn was planted in June at…