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BUTLER, PA. County commissioner returns illegal campaign contributions

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Butler County commissioner has returned $2,500 in illegal campaign


AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY March sales decline for cars built at Lordstown plant

STAFF/WIRE REPORTS LORDSTOWN -- Sales of cars made at the Lordstown Assembly Plant declined last


MAHONING COUNTY Financial squeeze forces 33 layoffs

Commissioners said state budget cuts will probably force more local layoffs. By BOB JACKSON


COLLEGE SOFTBALL Good offense helps Penguins pummel sluggish Colonials

YSU had 21 hits to sweep the doubleheader against Robert Morris. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR


Two in, two to go

Two in, two to go Tennessee and Duke advanced to the Women's Final Four Monday night. The final


Lakeview school district begins trimming budget

CORTLAND -- Emotions ran high Monday as students pleaded with the Lakeview Board of Education to


NILES McKinley document found on eBay

The local library has the 1901 police mug shot of the assassin. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR


SALEM Council OKs work on Cunningham Road

A council committee recommended buying two new firetrucks. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


NHL Philadelphia closer to division lead with 6-1 rout of Penguins

Pittsburgh lost to the Flyers for the fourth time in the last 17 days. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Just


SHARON E. State St. pharmacy robbed; Logan Ave. man is assaulted

A Logan Avenue man is accused of injuring his former landlord with a knife. SHARON, Pa. -- Police


Domino effect is designed in food

The design incorporated about 5,000 of the 10,000 food items collected. By DENISE DICK


MAHONING ELECTIONS BOARD High bidder gets kit contract

The board will pay more than $9,000 for the kits. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER


Four Spartans cope with their busy schedules

Free time is a luxury for Brian Katz, Katie Leone, Jeremy DeLorenzo and Mike Bestic. By TOM


Why are we still talking about the lead problem?

Opinion: We should have known better, but when it comes to the safety of children, hope does spring eternal


YOUNGSTOWN COUNCIL Write-ins ineligible to run in primary

The two can run in the November general election. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER


Car strikes 3 girls in Hubbard, killing one

HUBBARD -- One girl is dead and two others were in St. Elizabeth Health Center Friday night after


Tennessee, Duke first to Final Four

The Lady Vols routed Villanova and the Blue Devils defeated Texas Tech. ASSOCIATED PRESS


PITTSBURGH Howland courted by UCLA, his 'dream job'

He later talked to his current players, but no one is saying what was discussed. PITTSBURGH (AP)


FIRST PLACE Key merger figure retires from bank

He will remain on the board of directors. WARREN -- Jeff Francis, one of the driving forces behind


High school dash athletes exceed speed limit in 2003

Sprinters look to be the focus of the new season. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


Trustees, police reach agreement on contract

The pact is retroactive to the first of the year. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


War poses patriotic quandary

Businesses owners question how they should use patriotism in ads. ASSOCIATED PRESS Cindi


SUNDAY'S GAMES

SUNDAY'S GAMES New Jersey 6, N.Y. Islanders 0 Edmonton 4, Chicago 4, tie Anaheim 3, Vancouver


Youth center opens its doors to teens throughout the Valley

The center offers sports, Internet access, camping and other activities. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


EASTERN CONFERENCE

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Major meets

APRIL Friday -- F.E. Cope (girls) Invitational at Salem Reilly Stadium, 4 p.m. Saturday -- Ward


REGION

REGION Japanese company names local company distributor SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Futaba Corp., a


Pit bull bites child

Pit bull bites child WARREN -- Parents of a 4-year-old girl told police their daughter was bitten


INDICTMENTS Columbiana County

A Columbiana County grand jury has indicted the following: Christopher Giles, 27, South Lane,


YSU

YSU Time change YOUNGSTOWN -- The starting time of Thursday's softball doubleheader between


NEW CASTLE POLICE Chief to start retirement

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police Chief Victor Cubellis will spend Wednesday, the first full day of his


Cities need the protection

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: President Bush emphasized the need for homeland security Monday during a visit to


TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners exclude subsidies for 3 venues

The visitors bureau finally has a new director. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


HUBBARD Township trustees seek $1.1 million grant for sewers in Maplewood Park

First, sanitary sewers and then home construction, a township trustee says. By TIM YOVICH


JOHNSTON TWP. Ohio BCI probes police

A Niles officer is carrying out the administrative duties of police chief. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


YSU FOOTBALL Thiessen solidifies defensive backfield

He is one of three regulars returning for the Penguins. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


Mooney makes most of chances

The Cardinals used their aggressiveness to top Chaney, 9-2. By ROBERT J. FUSCO VINDICATOR STAFF


NBA ROUNDUP | Monday's games

Nets 110, Rockets 86 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Richard Jefferson had 30 points, 11 assists and 10


UCLA courts Pitt coach

UCLA courts Pitt coach Pittsburgh coach Ben Howland met with UCLA officials, then with his own


Zoning department notifies trustee of property violations

Officials suspect the problems will be rectified soon. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF


Area athletes to watch

Area athletes to watch BOYS Chaney -- Cameron Widget, senior, long jump, high jump; Richard


LAKEVIEW SCHOOLS District begins trimming costs

High school should provide opportunities, not take them away, a student said. By VALERIE BANNER


YANKEES Victory overshadowed by Jeter's injury

The shortstop dislocated his shoulder in a violent collision at third base. TORONTO (AP) -- The


MARQUETTE One loss motivates freshman

Steve Novak's high school career ended on a sour note. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Steve Novak has a long


NEW CASTLE Crane boom breaks free in transit

The swinging boom knocked down poles and power lines. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police are investigating


YOUNGSTOWN East Side residents on crime: Enough!

East Side patrols will be beefed up, the lieutenant promised. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR


Support from Valley

Support from Valley k ANN DITULLIO of Boardman is showing her support for the troops by making and


Woman cited after crash

Woman cited after crash YOUNGSTOWN -- After a crash Tuesday afternoon at Mahoning Avenue and Steel


AMERICAN LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE Devil Rays 6, Red Sox 4 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Carl Crawford hit a three-run


LOTTERY RESULTS

THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-6-8 Pick 4, 8-0-5-6 Buckeye 5, 3-29-32-


YOUNGSTOWN Rape case will hinge on question of consent

Both the accused and the victim are expected to testify. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Gibson Road work to begin soon

CANFIELD -- Work is set to begin this summer on the controversial Gibson Road improvement project,


Parks supervisor found guilty of sex offense

The defendant had two councilmen testify as character witnesses. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


MASTERS Policy that banned some former winners rescinded

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus talked to Augusta chairman Hootie Johnson. ASSOCIATED PRESS In a


ROUNDUP Monday's other games

Bruins 2, Lightning 2 BOSTON -- Boston's Steve Shields made a key save in overtime to preserve the


Cachet Murray and Amber Bland lead area sprinters for this season

Cachet Murray and Amber Bland top a list of strong state candidates. By MARK W. MILLER


FINAL FOUR 'Nickandkirk' key Jayhawks' run

The duo has helped lead Kansas to back-to-back Final Four appearances. NEW ORLEANS (AP) --


SOUTHWEST OF BAGHDAD: U.S. controls airport

U.S. forces seized the Baghdad airport today in an all-night tank and infantry assault, securing a


AMERICAN LEAGUE Tribe almost pitcher perfect in win over Orioles

Brian Anderson threw eight shutout innings in Cleveland's 3-0 victory. BALTIMORE (AP) -- If first


NEWTON FALLS Funding will help refurbish bridge

The proposed work is not the first major renovation for the 172-year-old structure. By SHERRI L.


COLUMBUS House seeks major changes for colleges

Democrats say they have been told nothing of the plan. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Mileage requirements for trucks increased

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS DETROIT -- Automakers will be forced to make their sport-utility


Germy geraniums call for quarantine

The disease is not expected to affect the supply of geraniums for consumers. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


Four Spartans copy with their busy schedules

Free time is a luxury for Brian Katz, Katie Leone, Jeremy DeLorenzo and Mike Bestic. By TOM


YSU Official:No porn found in probe

John Habat has been exonerated of any wrongdoing. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER


2 Pennsylvania women arrested on drug charges

2 Pennsylvania women arrested on drug charges YOUNGSTOWN -- Police responding to a possible drug


Associated Press

Associated Press NOT SELLING: Cindi Runowski stands in the patriotic corner of her antique shop in


TRUMBULL COUNTY Citizens prepare to patrol

Those involved in the citizens video patrol will have guidelines to follow. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


MAJOR LEAGUE BOXSCORES

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TRUMBULL COUNTY Jury selection continues in case of accused officer

If convicted, the Newton Falls police officer faces up to five years in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH