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Parents announce Lisdell-Watkins engagement

XAUSTINTOWN -- Kevin Lisdell, 5458 W. Webb Road, and Roger and Georgetta Watkins, 50 S. Edgehill


Reserve edges South Range

The Blue Devils pushed across two runs to win the ICL game, 2-1. By RYAN JONES VINDICATOR


Breaking through to connect

Q. You state that it's always good to follow up. My problem is, I send my r & eacute;sum &


NORTH LIMA Pa. company acquires United Canning Corp.

Twelve cannery workers will retain their jobs under the new ownership. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


Retired Judge Jones reminisces as naming of courthouse nears

The judge was born and worked near the federal courthouse location. & lt;a


MERCER COUNTY Housing authority's budget for the next year shrinks

The authority has been told that its federal subsidy will be cut by at least 10 percent. By HAROLD


Smidts honored at surprise event on anniversary

XNORTH LIMA -- A surprise celebration was held March 14 at the Elton Beard Log Cabin in Boardman


POST-WRECK DEBATE Is Talladega Superspeedway unfit for racing?

Recent pile-ups have some questioning whether NASCAR should continue there. By DAVID POOLE


MERCER CO. SCHOOLS Court OKs borrowing for districts

A third party will examine the budget for Sharon schools. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON


LOTTERY RESULTS

SATURDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings Pick 3, 4-8-1 Pick 4, 2-3-4-0 Buckeye 5, 5-10-17-29-33


Lisa Silva and Arthur D. Speck will exchange vows at summer ceremony

XAnnouncement is being made of the engagement of Lisa Silva of San Angelo, Texas, and AG2 Arthur


Stylish new clocks decorate the home

Stylish new clocks decorate the home This is definitely not your grandfather's grandfather clock


STEEL INDUSTRY Union chief warns of dire future

Despite tariffs, leaders say steel industry faces dismal future, leaders say. WHEELING, W.Va. (AP)


ON THE TRACKS | This weekend's events

NASCAR WINSTON CUP Virginia 500 Schedule: Today, qualifying (Speed Channel, 3 p.m.); Sunday,


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BASEBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES Chaney 15, Rayen 0 Ursuline 3, Fitch 2 Warren JFK 12, Kennedy


LAWRENCE COUNTY Group offers lessons in job seeking, civics

This year's group includes women. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa.


Some say 'cheers' to lowered DUI limit while others find fault

The threshold for legal intoxication will be lowered in a few months. & lt;a


Parents announce Speece-Taranto engagement

XThe engagement of Stephanie Speece, 4820 S. Duck Creek Road, North Jackson, and Thomas Taranto, 29


A father-son relationship

The former driver was asked to work with the young racer. ASSOCIATED PRESS Buddy Baker's heart


Study: Gas levels aren't likely to cause harm

LEAVITTSBURG -- Some residents might be exposed to hydrogen sulfide coming from their wells and into


SOUTHINGTON Couple, CPA face charges in fraud case

The couple used an inflated bank balance to pay creditors, authorities say. CLEVELAND -- A


Penguins' defense meets challenge

& lt;a href=mailto:mollica@vindy.com & gt;By PETE MOLLICA & lt;/a & gt; VINDICATOR


HIGH FIVE The week's biggest hits

TELEVISION 1. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS. 2. "American Idol-Tuesday," Fox. 3.


NBA ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

Celtics 87, Wizards 83 WASHINGTON -- Rookie J.R. Bremer scored 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting,


Program targets kids caught with alcohol

The program is not open to those who drink and drive. & lt;a href=mailto:tullis@vindy.com


Howland family awaits son's call

The last time they heard Erik's voice was the day before the war started. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN


MAHONING VALLEY Officials check on use of hotel bed tax

The convention and visitors bureau boards have not reviewed the idea. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR


Township has day for senior citizens

HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- Mahoning Township supervisors have set Local Government Day for senior citizens


PENNSYLVANIA State keeps data on liquor buys

Opponents say what we drink is a private matter. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Do you remember what


PREP TRACK & amp; FIELD LEADERS

BOYS 4x800 relay -- McDonald, 8:47; East Palestine, 8:39.4; Salem, 8:43; Boardman, 8:50; Howland,


DIRECTV Lower cable costs predicted in Murdoch takeover

Murdoch could use DirecTV to launch interactive services in this country. LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Rupert


INTERNET Book helps users add power to search engine

The tricks in 'Google Hacks' can make it easier to comb the Net. By FRANK BAJAK AP TECHNOLOGY


WINSTON CUP Schedule and winners

Feb. 16 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Michael Waltrip) Feb. 23 -- Subway 400, Rockingham,


TRUMBULL COUNTY Detective receives suspension over using county car on trip

The detective will lose 60 days' pay and must pay travel costs. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


Michelle Christmas and Chris Jones to be married in park meeting house

XCANFIELD -- Announced by Debbie and John Christmas, 2862 S. Turner Road, are plans for the spring


PNC PARK Jenkins' return sparks Brewers past Bucs, 3-2

Aramis Ramirez is batting .194, but the Pirates aren't panicking yet. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Rookie


Hit-skip is a serious crime

Opinion: Once again, local tragedy -- this time the death of a Hubbard girl in a hit-skip accident -- has


AIR TRAVEL Supersonic Concorde to be grounded

The jets have been less than 20 percent full. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL For 34 years, the


Beth Anne Cebula, Ernest L. Purnsley Jr. to wed May 24 at St. Nicholas Church

XCAMPBELL -- Thomas and Lauretta Cebula, 512 Sycamore Drive, are announcing the engagement of their


REGION

REGION 3 to speak at meeting of real estate investors MINERAL RIDGE -- The Mahoning Valley Real


Man pleads innocent to raping 2 boys

WARREN -- A 36-year-old Cleveland Heights man has pleaded innocent to 53 counts of rape and one


AROUND THE HORN Wednesday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Royals 9, Tigers 6 DETROIT -- Dee Brown hit his first career grand slam and


"I'm 49, but I never lived a single day. Only now will I start living."

Opinion: "I'm 49, but I never lived a single day. Only now will I start living." Yussuf Abed Kazim A


SPRING FOOTBALL Injuries mount for YSU program

An already-thin defensive line took another hit. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


TRUMBULL COUNTY Detective suspended for misuse of vehicle

The detective will lose 60 days' pay and must pay travel costs. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


Vilardo-Gondol engagement is announced

XNORTH JACKSON -- Steve and Patti Gondol, 12139 Sandy Lane, announce the engagement of their son,


WARREN City grants abatement for plastics company

Council also OK'd a contract for running the baseball and softball leagues. By DENISE DICK


Ex-POW Jessica Lynch returns to U.S. for treatment of injuries

The private's family said she is in pain but in good spirits. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jessica Lynch,


with Gilbert W.R. Rucker III

with Gilbert W.R. Rucker III Age: 48. Residence: Warren. Hometown: Cleveland. Occupation:


Further discussion needed on Ohio's two-year budget

Opinion: The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a two-year operating budget that slashes funding for


His level best

& lt;a href=mailto:rgsmith@vindy.com & gt;By ROGER SMITH & lt;/a & gt; CITY HALL


MASTERS Soaked Augusta unpredictable

Rain postponed the first round until Friday. THE ORLANDO SENTINEL AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Balls will


It isn't water over the dam

Opinion: Early in his tenure, Girard Mayor James Melfi contacted an FBI agent for advice on how to deal with


Firearms simulator tests cops' judgment

'Bullets' are even fired back at the officers on the range. & lt;a