Vindy.com for February 9, 2003

Jump to: » Stories 

« News / 2003 / February / 9


Stories published February 9, 2003

Come into my parlor, said the spider ...

Opinion: "Hello Bertram, this is the mayor. I'm calling to extend an invitation to you to sit on the charter


WEST MIDDLESEX, PA. Native helped nab sniper suspects

The West Middlesex native was the first police officer on the scene that night. By HAROLD GWIN


Been there, done that: Springfield clinches ICL

The Tigers knew exactly how to handle themselves after a fourth-straight league title. By BRIAN


Donations sought for boy who drowned

Donations sought for boy who drowned BOARDMAN -- Friends of a woman whose 2-year-old boy drowned


SCRAPBOOKS Albums craft pieces of time that live on

Modern technology has renewed interest in preserving family history. By CHRIS CASSON MADDEN


NHL STANDINGS

NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE WLTOLPtsGF New Jersey33123473138 Ottawa33146173177


One coach leaves, another stays

One coach leaves, another stays East Palestine football coach Brian Blevins announced Tuesday that


Catholic Charities seats board

BOARDMAN -- James Ford was installed as president of the board of Catholic Charities Regional Agency


Bill would add 3 counties to Appalachia panel

The bill's introduction caught a congressman and a Mahoning County commissioner by surprise. By


Nickelodeon hopes consumers are sold on 'Fairly OddParents'

The network's marketing of quirky characters nets billions in revenue. NEW YORK (AP) --


New SEC rule requires analysts' vouchers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stock analysts will have to certify that their reports and public comments


YOUNGSTOWN ODOT paving policy has holes, city public works official says

There is a clash between the state paving policy and local priorities. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


AKRON Modify debt obligations, Goodyear asks lenders

The company told employees it may idle 15 percent of its North American tire plants this year.


VETERANS Strickland aims to raise benefits

The congressman wants to reduce the cost of prescriptions for veterans to $2. By DAVID SKOLNICK


Ex-bank teller faces felony theft charges

NILES -- A Warren woman is scheduled to appear in municipal court at 9 a.m. Monday on felony theft


NATION EEOC: Complaints rise about job discrimination

Most complaints were related to race or gender discrimination. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal job


Authorities are skeptical about rape report

LISBON -- The probe into a reported rape of a Unity Township woman is continuing, but authorities


Equine-management course teaches teens some horse sense

An new barn will more than double the size of the school's riding area. By DENISE DICK


SLEEP DISORDERS Somnambulism is common

TEENGROWTH.COM Q. I experience sleepwalking every night. When I go to bed, I always wake up in a


U.S. CONGRESS Bill would add 3 counties to Appalachia panel

The bill's introduction caught a congressman and a Mahoning County commissioner by surprise. By


NEW CASTLE COG recycling participation hinges on choice of system

County commissioners can't agree on which recycling program to support. By LAURE CIOFFI


BIG EAST Pitt lands Duquesne ace among 25 recruits

Wendell Brown was a first-team All-Pennsylvania pick, and Pitt's only recruit at running back.


INDICTMENTS | Mahoning County

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people: Robert A. Buila, 25, Tippecanoe Road,


ON THE FAIRWAYS This week's pro golf events

PGA TOUR AT & amp;T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Schedule: Today-Sunday. Courses: Pebble


BASEBALL John Hirschbeck suspended for inappropriate comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Hirschbeck became the second umpire in less than a week to be given a 10-day


YOUNGSTOWN Police conduct 2 drug raids, arrest 6 on various charges

The raids were made on Truesdale and Fairgreen avenues. YOUNGSTOWN -- Police said they interrupted


Associate dean at YSU

Associate dean at YSU YOUNGSTOWN -- Dr. Ted Bosela, a member of Youngstown State University's


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jess Pritchard, 34, of 38 Walnut St., Struthers, and Julie A.


COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's Top 25

No. 5 Kansas State 68, Missouri 52 MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Nicole Ohlde scored 28 points and Megan


OTHER TESTIMONY What witnesses said

Several other witnesses appeared in court Wednesday in the homicide trial of Perry S. Ricciardi.


Valleys' hope is in jobs

By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR HE RECESSION SWUNG THROUGH much of the Mahoning


Penguins go on the defensive

YSU signed three area seniors on a defense-heavy recruiting class. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR


with Dr. Cynthia Hirtzel

with Dr. Cynthia Hirtzel Age: "50-ish" Occupation: Dean of the Rayen College of Engineering &


VALERIE ZIADEH THOMAS MIRANTE III

VALERIE ZIADEH THOMAS MIRANTE III XYOUNGSTOWN -- Monsignor Thomas F. Kelly officiated as Valerie


NORTHFIELD RESULTS

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--French Fry (J Coffy)8.604.803.20 No Exchange (R


Howland program celebrates 3 signings

Three Howland football players will represent three different collegiate levels. By JOHN KOVACH


SALARIES Asking for a raise? Be prepared, practice

Experts advise how to ask for raise. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Asking for a raise ranks up there


Parents announce Tomko-Bradley engagement

XSTRUTHERS -- Steve and Ellen Tomko, 469 Geneva Ave., announce the engagement of their daughter,


OSU RECRUITS

Kirk Barton, ol, 6-foot-6, 275 pounds, Perry HS, Massillon Sian Cotton, dl, 6-4, 295, St. Vincent-


PREP FOOTBALL | Area signings

A list of area seniors who have signed letters of intent to play college football. AUSTINTOWN


SALEM SCHOOLS 8 apply to fill treasurer vacancy

Salem's city treasurer initially expressed interest in the job but has since withdrawn. By NORMAN


MARY AMATORE JEFFREY RAMSEY

MARY AMATORE JEFFREY RAMSEY XCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mary J. Amatore of Charlotte, N.C., and Jeffrey F.


GIRARD 70, LIBERTY 36

GIRARD 70, LIBERTY 36 LIBERTY (12-6, 9-5) -- Jessica White 5-6-17, Brittny Humphrey 2-3-7,


YOUNGSTOWN 2nd man convicted of killing student

The victim's mother said she will ask the judge for maximum prison sentences. By BOB JACKSON


COLLEGE BASKETBALL YSU comes close to ending road skid

The Penguins were outlasted by Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, 65-63. VINDICATOR


Jacksons feted at party marking golden jubilee

XPOLAND -- Mr. and Mrs. Jim A. Jackson, 2571 Coblentz Drive, were honored Dec. 28 at a celebration


YOUNGSTOWN Stolen items to be on display for identification

A woman is accused of driving a suspected burglar, prosecutor says. By PATRICIA MEADE


Use caution when burning candles

Renewed interest in candles has contributed to the increase in accidents. By CAROL TANNEHILL


WARREN Board approves motel demolition

A decision is expected in about 30 days on the Parkman Road Shopping Center. By DENISE DICK


Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune PRAYER: The Rev. George Westby and others pray at Cowboy Church, in the


HUMILITY OF MARY Hospital group hires interpreter

She hopes to break down language barriers between Hispanics and the English-speaking community. By


Woman due in court over robbery at First Place Bank

The investigation is pending, and a detective expects to make additional arrests. WARREN -- Police


TRUMBULL COUNTY Credit-card case is bound over

The Warren woman was not involved in the attack and theft in Boardman, a detective said. NILES --


Facing several charges

Facing several charges STRUTHERS -- Police charged Jason R. Prater, 28, of Maplewood Avenue, with


Howland program celebrates for three

Three Howland football players will represent three different collegiate levels. By JOHN KOVACH


Valentine's Day humiliations

Valentine's Day humiliations SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE Check, please! My boyfriend and I had been


Today is Thursday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2003. There are 328 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2003. There are 328 days left in the year. On this date


YOUNGSTOWN Educator is charged

A school spokesman had no comment about the arrest. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER


MARIE FEATSENT MICHAEL PERRY

MARIE FEATSENT MICHAEL PERRY XHUBBARD -- St. Patrick Church was the setting at 1 p.m. Jan. 4 as


INVESTING Gold glitters as stock slides

The gold market's small size, however, makes it too volatile for some. WASHINGTON POST Bill


Camps travel to Hawaii for 50th anniversary

XAUSTINTOWN -- A trip to Hawaii was one of the events held to honor Mr. and Mrs. John Camp, 6602


TRUMBULL COUNTY Workers to testify on buying practices

The county's human resources director also has been asked to testify before the grand jury. By


CHARGING Retailers push store credit cards

Shoppers normally should resist stores' credit cards, a consumers group says. WASHINGTON POST


HORIZON/MAC Ill.-Chicago beats Wright St.; Akron knocks off Toledo

The Flames climbed to 9-2 in the Horizon League. ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO -- Cedric Banks scored


Part of road closed

Part of road closed GOSHEN -- A portion of Seacrist Road, between Pine Lake and Garfield roads in


SOUTH BEND, IND. Irish land top 3 recruits despite bad end to year

Coach Ty Willingham said the class was solid from "Abiamiri to Zbikowski." SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)


MAHONING COUNTY To be free, inmate must stick to deal

Kelly Graves' freedom hinges upon what happens with a co-defendant's case. By BOB JACKSON


Sometimes, 'ice' heats things up

Amy-Anne Kibler describes a Valentine's date that swept her off her feet. "One memorable Valentine's


NHL ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

Canucks 4, Blue Jackets 4 COLUMBUS -- Darren Van Impe scored while killing a penalty -- his first


TITLE IX IS A WINNER

Opinion: TITLE IX IS A WINNER San Jose Mercury News: Because of Title IX, the number of girls in high


Association of Cretans installs slate

WARREN -- The Manolaka-kis/Theodorakis Association of Cretans met Jan. 15 at the Saratoga Restaurant


Authorities crack the whip on high-cost payday loans

Payday loan stores thrive despite the crackdown. ATLANTA (AP) -- When Pam Sanson needed a quick


Athena Roberts to be bride of Aaron R. Means

XWARREN -- Raymond and Phyllis Means, 3955 Radtka Drive S.W., are announcing the coming marriage of


Pompura jubilee is celebrated at dinner party

XAUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pompura of Austintown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary


Ohio State gets good, not great, 2003 class

The Buckeyes return 18 starters from last year, which may have hurt their recruiting chances.


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS AREA East Liverpool 71, Sharon 68 Mercer 50, Sharpsville 24


Powell made his case at U.N.

Opinion: Secretary of State Colin Powell made a persuasive case Wednesday for the United Nations to take


Have a slice or two on YSU

Above, Principal Sandy Kelly of West Elementary School, Youngstown, hands a piece of pizza to 10-


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Indiana3415.694--6-4L-122-312-1224-8 New


VALENTINES & amp; VOCATIONS Romance? It's novel

Do novelists live vicariously through their characters, just as their readers do? By CATHY SECKMAN


Poland Union Elementary boys traded pencils and papers for hammers and screwdrivers for a "Boys'

Poland Union Elementary boys traded pencils and papers for hammers and screwdrivers for a "Boys'


MAHONING COUNTY Young Democrats plans first meeting

The Mahoning County Democratic chairwoman says the group will give young people a way to get


NBA ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

Cavaliers 105, Rockets 102 CLEVELAND -- Ricky Davis scored 21 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added


POWER SOURCES Ohio's not prevailing, but can it have wind farms?

Ohio has small wind turbines, but some people wonder if it can support a large wind farm.


BIG TEN Bucks' second string is first rate in victory

Emonte Jernigan came off the bench to score 21 points against Minnesota. ASSOCIATED PRESS


YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Program provides snacks

Hayes Middle School will be the first site, with two others added next month. By BOB JACKSON


"Greetings With Love: The Book of Valentines" by Michele Karl (Pelican, $19.95).

"Greetings With Love: The Book of Valentines" by Michele Karl (Pelican, $19.95). u Even if you


MEN'S TOP 25 Cardinals slip past Bearcats for 17th

No. 9 Duke pulled away from North Carolina, 83-74. ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Freshman


GIRLS BASKETBALL Davidson fires in 28, Ursuline snares 17th

The Irish dealt Kennedy Catholic its fourth loss, 69-46. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS


LOTTERY RESULTS

SATURDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings Pick 3, 5-2-3 Pick 4, 7-5-7-0 Buckeye 5, 6-9-23-27-


Program recommended for reduction

WASHINGTON POST To help pay for mitigation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends


CANTON, MISS. Nissan gets choosy in new-plant hiring

The plant attracted 61,000 applicants for 4,000 positions. CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- All things being


Tucker-Alli wedding plans are announced

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Roney Tucker, 960 Cuddy Ave., are announcing the engagement of their


LAW

LAW WARREN -- Jonathan Tsilimos, a Warren native, has been named an associate member in the


PAKISTAN Many ignore lessons of Koran on women

A female Pakistani judge heads the effort to recommend changes in how laws affect women. CHRISTIAN


SALEM SCHOOLS Treasurer applicants

The following have applied to be the next Salem schools treasurer: Marilyn Wenger, 263 E. Pine


Luncheon is planned to honor Mr. and Mrs. John Smrecansky

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. John Smrecansky of 2500 Arrowae Drive will be honored Feb. 23 at a


June wedding set by Mar & eacute;n Myers, Todd Gilbert

XLEAVITTSBURG -- The engagement of Mar & eacute;n Ren & eacute;e Myers and Todd Michael


THE SEGWAY Interest runs high for scooter debut

The $5,000 personal scooter goes on sale March 1. SCRIPPS HOWARD When a retired business


HERMITAGE Agency to help Duferco apply for grant

The project will create 15 jobs when finished and improve plant entrances and exits. By HAROLD


Women executives reflect on challenges and rewards of the struggle for success

By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER or Rochelle Landy, it was a scary moment. An


Treasurer's office: Tax bills are in the mail

Treasurer's office: Tax bills are in the mail YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County treasurer's


HELOISE She discovered she was laundering money

Dear Heloise: I'm sure I read in your or your mother's column about the importance of cleaning the


YOUNGSTOWN Convict gets probation in sex crime offense

The man was sent back to federal prison for a year after the rape arrest. By BOB JACKSON


YOUNGSTOWN Spending items

The city's board of control approved these spending items Thursday: Extending a contract with


Flulike illness causes increase in absenteeism at middle schools

Other schools and school districts in the Valley have not reported above-average absenteeism. By


2-hour evacuation

2-hour evacuation ROGERS -- Firefighters evacuated this village for about two hours Wednesday


LOVE'S CHEMISTRY We're driven to romance

A brain chemical may affect our thinking just enough to sustain a relationship, researchers suggest.


Cavs beat Rockets

Cavs beat Rockets Ricky Davis scored 21 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 20, as the Cleveland


OHIO FOOTBALL RECRUITS

AKRON Jabari Arthur, qb, 6-4, 210, Vanier Prep, Montreal, Canada Dennis Basch, te, 6-4, 220,


Spring wedding for Sheri Wagner, Mark Morrison

XWARREN -- Sheri L. Wagner of Warren and Mark D. Morrison of Hubbard are announcing their


GRADUATIONS

Bachelor's degrees unless otherwise noted; majors are listed if provided. ASHLAND UNIVERSITY


PREP BASKETBALL Judge stops James' suspension

The Summit County judge said James must sit out one more game. AKRON (AP) -- LeBron James got back


Harris-Franks engagement is announced

XBOARDMAN -- David and Colleen Harris of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their daughter,


AREA COLLEGE RESULTS

AREA COLLEGE RESULTS WRESTLING Gannon 50, Thiel 0 SWIMMING Women Washington & amp;


ENTERTAINMENT 'Idol' offers an escape

Teens don't want to face troubles that they know are not going to go away. By STEVE YANDA KNIGHT


TCTC 5 learn lessons in death row trip

Three men sentenced to death answered students' questions face to face. By DENISE DICK


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.952.04 Bank One, .84,35.7735.81 Clear Channel, 37.51


Council member resigns

Council member resigns McDONALD -- Tom Hart has resigned his council seat. Hart, elected in


PENN STATE Great Scott: Top RB stays close to home

The Nittany Lions expect Austin Scott to help replace senior Larry Johnson. STATE COLLEGE, Pa.


YOUNGSTOWN | Charter review commission

Mayor George M. Mc-Kelvey has outlined a charter review commission with between 11 and 15 members.


Learning for a future

By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Jose Figueroa hits the stop button


YOUNGSTOWN Child-passenger safety will be focus of educational session

Car crashes are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for children age 4 to 14. YOUNGSTOWN --


Church lassos worshippers with friendly cowboy spirit

There's more music than preaching at a typical service. DALLAS MORNING NEWS FORT WORTH, Texas --


DOG DAYS Organizers plan event to spruce up East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE -- Organizers are planning a yearly event in which people pitch in to improve the


THE BITE OF 'REALITY' TV

Opinion: THE BITE OF 'REALITY' TV Chicago Tribune: RIght up front we should concede that many, many people


Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind Experts are exploring whether Ohio could generate electricity from wind. E4


U.S. set for war; who's with us?

Much of the discourse now focuses on the inevitability of war with Iraq. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


Temporary state sales tax is best solution for debt

Opinion: There's no question that Ohio's budget crisis is real. Just about every state in the nation is


DAWNE HICKTON | A profile RTI attorney-executive can handle life's trials

A supportive husband and a professional nanny help the corporate executive and mother of five


Sheri Koleszar and Shawn Pickett will be married in late October

XSTRUTHERS -- Albert and Matilda Koleszar, 372 W. Wilson St., are announcing the engagement of their


Plans announced for Miller-Brown June wedding

XBOARDMAN -- Larry and Diane Miller, 892 Glen Park Road, are announcing plans for the forthcoming


NEW YORK Gap gets casual again about success

The company is shifting back from the super-trendy garments that put off its customer base.


MAHONING COUNTY Cuts mean schools will lose deputies

The sheriff said layoffs will leave him without enough deputies for the schools. By BOB JACKSON


REGION

REGION Executive Link plans networking luncheon HOWLAND -- Executive Link has scheduled a


LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

POLAND -- Jim Stewart, production manager of E. H. Duncan, The Bath & amp; Kitchen Center, has


KOS SLAYING Judge rules against a mistrial

The defendant told his girlfriend's parents he feared they would be hurt if he tried to stop the


Homeowners to meet

Homeowners to meet The North East Homeowners Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Price


Issue of judicial supremacy deserves full-blown hearing

Opinion: Two judges in Mahoning County have filed lawsuits to force commissioners to give them more money for


CANDLE SAFETY | Tips from the experts

Follow the directions on the candle label. Burn candles only in well-ventilated rooms, but keep


Arrest expected in kidnap, robbery case

NILES -- Columbus police are expected to arrest a man wanted here on felony kidnapping and robbery


Man arrested in defrauding of Amish over logging rights

HUBBARD -- A Kinsman man wanted on charges of duping two Amish families out of more than $30,000 is


MAHONING COUNTY Schools receive grant for job-training needs

The schools will streamline education programs to help meet needs of local employers. YOUNGSTOWN


Associated Press

Associated Press STUDIES NURSING: Lesa Bell, a single mother of two who is in her second semester


BOARDMAN -- Good timing was a good friend to Steve and Marc Ostrolenk when they got the idea to add

BOARDMAN -- Good timing was a good friend to Steve and Marc Ostrolenk when they got the idea to add


MEN'S BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES OHIO

MEN'S BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES OHIO Atlantic 10 Conference Dayton 76, Duquesne 75 Big Ten


YOUNGSTOWN New owner is dismantling LTV mill

A Pittsburgh company said it's considering opening a shop to rebuild equipment from other plants.


CAMPUS NOTES In the spotlight

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Sophomore political science major Sara Kaminski has received a $750


JOB SEEKING Getting the edge

By ASHLEE OWENS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT The employer quietly studies the job candidate over


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Shuttle disaster highlights use of private contractors

The shuttle crash is raising questions about the practice. WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA is the boss and


Inside

Inside Ursuline High's Terrence Graves wanted to choose a college close to home. "But not too


DELPHI PACKARD $2.7B in pacts added

The wiring supplier had more opportunities to bid for work than ever before. WARREN -- Delphi


CHICAGO AK Steel gets edge in bid for National

The Ohio-based steelmaker has until March 17 to reach a bargaining agreement with the union


HIGH FIVE The week's biggest hits

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


WARREN Council to raise garbage rates

The mayor cited rising wage, benefit, diesel fuel and vehicle maintenance costs as justification for


REV. DANIEL ROHAN Prayers of widows could change world

Many visitors to Orthodox monasteries, impressed with the life they observe there, state they would


A NEW 'DO: Trumbull Career and Technical Center student Tina Howe gives Fluffy a brushing as part of

A NEW 'DO: Trumbull Career and Technical Center student Tina Howe gives Fluffy a brushing as part of


DELPHI PACKARD $2.7B in pacts added in 2002

The wiring supplier had more opportunities to bid for work than ever before. WARREN -- Delphi


Blue ribbon commission puts focus on postage

A county custodian was promoted to storeroom clerk. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH


Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Koby mark golden anniversary at family dinner

XAUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Koby of Austintown were honored Jan. 24 at a family dinner


Carrs observe 60th anniversary at dinner party

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Family members and close friends attended a dinner party held Feb. 8 at the Upstairs


BOARDMAN Family files wrongful-death suit in 2001 crash

Boardman is involved in two wrongful-death lawsuits. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF


'Going out' is the 'in' thing to do

By LORI BORGMAN KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS A friend asked if I understood the middle school


OHIO

OHIO GM, AK Steel say suits won't affect operations DETROIT -- A legal dispute over steel


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XGold Torch Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet Wednesday


Parents announce Gentile-Canfield wedding plans

XMichael Gentile, 8227 Struthers Road, Lowellville, and Robert and Valarie Podolsky, 212 Marion


NILES City to set storm-sewer plan

The Ohio EPA has monitored storm sewers in many bigger cities. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR


AP file photo

AP file photo OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR: Ken Tauer, a technician for United Space Alliance, inspected the


WEIRTON STEEL New deal sought with employees

Union workers will be asked to accept wage cuts and health-care plan changes. WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP)


Better to save than spend

Opinion: Better to save than spend EDITOR: What a tragedy that the pillars of our society, our school


Western-wear search

Western-wear search VIENNA -- Mathews High School drama department is collecting Western wear for


Know the hows and whys of the gas

Q. What is radon? A. Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in


Palestinian leadership

Palestinian leadership GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas, a militant group that espouses suicide


YOUNGSTOWN Church thinks picketing is unfair

The union said it plans to continue informational picketing at the site. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


Treasures of the Inca

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- After days of whacking around the Peruvian jungle in 1911, Hiram Bingham


Man pleads guilty in crash death

LISBON -- Sentencing is set for April 4 for an East Liverpool man who pleaded guilty to aggravated


AUSTINTOWN Official decries electricity deregulation

'Electricity has been a bargain, until deregulation,' a consumer advocate says. By PETER H.


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Thomas and Kristen Connelly, 3440 Almerinda Drive, Canfield, boy, Feb. 6. Robert


NATION

NATION Survey takes a look at severance packages NEW YORK -- Although golden parachutes have


Artificial heart patient dies at Ky. hospital

Artificial heart patient dies at Ky. hospital LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The longest-living recipient of


THE ECONOMY Business executives worry about deeper recession

Talk of economic gloom is increasing with the likelihood of war with Iraq. WASHINGTON (AP) --


HAIR STRAIGHTENING Thermal reconditioning continues to be hot

The curl-unfurling perm established a niche after the initial frenzy. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


POLICE CALLS

Summary of police activity in Canfield City and Austintown Township. CANFIELD Jan. 27 Theft: A


WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARIES

WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARIES CAVALIERS 105, ROCKETS 102 HOUSTON (102) -- Posey 1-6 3-4 5, Griffin 3-7


YSU profs circulate anti-war petition

The petition has gained support from administrators, faculty and adjunct faculty, its author said.


AUSTINTOWN Flulike illness causes increase in absenteeism at middle schools

Other schools and school districts in the Valley have not reported above-average absenteeism. By


AUSTINTOWN Proposal targets Babylon dispute

Trustees delayed rescinding the resolution during the settlement talks. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


NORTH LIMA Couple have date in Columbus for Valentine's Day

The local couple were nominated in recognition of their long marriage and history of


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Co-workers don't believe her explanation

Dear Annie: I have a problem at work. Yesterday, I went in with a busted lip, and now everyone


The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22


YOUNGSTOWN Woman gets probation in stabbing of man

The woman apologized for hurting the victim but not for defending herself. By BOB JACKSON


It all adds up to fun

Pupils achieving the highest scores on written tests advance to a state competition in March. By


PREP FOOTBALL Ursuline's Graves finds his new home at Toledo

Irish senior Louis Irizarry signed with Ohio State and the Brubaker brothers chose Clarion. By JOE


WALL STREET Trading reveals market's strength

Investors seem uncertain now; talk of war isn't helping that uncertainty. NEW YORK (AP) -- The


LOCAL

LOCAL Phantom Rockets change two games BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley Phantom Rockets ice


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Craig D. Cole, 21, of 39 Oxford St., Campbell, and Stephanie


Great skiing, and then some

After a day on the slopes, there are mountains of fun when the sun goes down. By DEB ACORD