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Owners must pay pawnshop

A crowd of burglary victims converged on the police station seeking their stolen goods. &


TOP 25 Top-ranked Gators overturn Tide; Kentucky wins

No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 12 Kansas earned victories while No. 17 Georgia lost. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Officer charged in endangering

LISBON -- An East Liverpool Municipal Court probation officer is charged with child endangering.


Springfield breezes to 17th win

By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BERLIN CENTER -- The Springfield High basketball team


Canfield man is held in loitering case

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County deputy sheriffs arrested George J. Stevens at his Canfield home Sunday


COLUMBIANA CORNER Getting around post office watchdogs

Columbiana County Commissioner Sean Logan jokingly suggested a solution to a problem the county is


'HONORING SERGEANT CARTER' Black soldier's struggle provides inspiring tale

The author endured many trials of her own in researching the story of her father in law. By


Penguins 5, Bruins 2

Penguins 5, Bruins 2 BOSTON -- Mario Lemieux had four assists to become the 10th player in NHL


HOCKEY Phantom Rockets thumped, 9-4

The Detroit Lightning streaked to its 19th straight win, while Mahoning Valley continued in a slump.


NATION

NATION Groups report rise in machine tool purchases NEW YORK -- Machine tool purchases rose 45.5


WIN, PLACE & amp; SHOW

NORTHFIELD RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Monturo(D Ward)3.802.602.20 Bonn Star N(R Tharps)4.802.40


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES AREA Youngstown Christian 76, Compass Christian 41


'PLACES IN THE HEART' Author's calling leads him into the woods

"Places In The Heart," by James M. Toto (Vantage Press, Inc., $7.95). James Toto of Warren has


Plea bargain raises questions about basis for terror charge

Opinion: U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft set the bar high last October when he went to Chicago and


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


Project funding unlikely

A committee member said Mayor McKelvey's outburst didn't help his cause. & lt;a


Police charge store owner with shooting at suspect

Police characterized the fleeing suspect as a 'sitting duck.' & lt;a


Peacekeeping leadership handed over to Germany

Peacekeeping leadership handed over to Germany KABUL, Afghanistan -- Germany took control of the


Gas prices at the pump are giving motorists, businesses a cold soaking

Skyrocketing gas prices have yet to match the record -- $1.85 a gallon set in June 2000. &


COLUMBIANA Court has a leak

The problem stems largely from the roof's design, a commissioner says. By NORMAN LEIGH


Seeking opinions online

Seeking opinions online More than half the chief executives surveyed, 52 percent, said they scan


Group adds kids to list for drive

YOUNGSTOWN -- Give the Children a Chance, a nonprofit organization sponsoring a blanket drive for


Discussing Harry Potter

Discussing Harry Potter HIRAM -- The "Harry Potter Phenomenon" will be the topic of a free


HIGH FIVE The week's biggest hits

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


U.S. THEATERS Nestle urges filmgoers to mix popcorn, candy

One consumer-behavior analyst says the ploy 'sounds like a boon for whoever is selling the movie


Associated Press

Associated Press PIECE OF THE PUZZLE: A piece of circuitry that has been marked and logged as a


Treasures of the Inca

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


SIX FLAGS AND SHARKS: Kindergartners at Mary Haddow Elementary in Youngstown, top, listen and

SIX FLAGS AND SHARKS: Kindergartners at Mary Haddow Elementary in Youngstown, top, listen and


Valleys' hope is in jobs

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


SUV accident puts 3 teens in hospital

SALEM -- A Salem teen was in critical condition after a weekend traffic accident. Danielle Libb,


NEW YORK Records show Enron's ex-chief had faith in stock

Reports indicate Enron chief wanted to hold onto company stock. NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Enron


Alliance rallies past struggling Salem

ALLIANCE -- Behind by a point at intermission, the Alliance High boys basketball team rallied for a


Finally, Erickson selected as coach

It was a surprising end to a search that stretched nearly four weeks. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) --


NATION Mood of Americans reflecting somber events

Many people across the United States are expecting another terrorist strike at any minute.


Cross pursues McKinley job

The former Warren Western Reserve player is among three finalists for the position at the Canton


17TH DISTRICT Ryan sets his sights high for first term

Securing funds for the 17th District will be especially tough this year because of mounting budget


CITY SCHOOLS Officials:U.S., state impede progress

School officials are concentrating efforts in Washington, D.C., this month. By JoANNE VIVIANO


CITY SCHOOLS Officials: U.S., state impede progress

School officials are concentrating efforts in Washington, D.C., this month. By JoANNE VIVIANO


It's Lincoln's birthday here in the United States of America

Opinion: On this, the 194th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the memory of the man who preserved


COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT A GLANCE

MEN EAST Alderson-Broaddus 88, Davis & amp; Elkins 75 American U. 70, Bucknell 56


Stopgap tax rise is OK by Taft

The governor says some of his fellow Republicans are not in the 'real world.' & lt;a


NATO's planning for Turkey vetoed

Turkey, which borders Iraq, will likely be a launch pad in a U.S. attack. COMBINED DISPATCHES


Can the war be stopped?

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR AMMAN, Jordan -- Reporting "good progress" but mixed results during two


AGENDA

AGENDA TUESDAY Eagle Heights Academy Board of Education, 5 p.m., auditorium, 1833 Market St.,


Covering it all

Covering it all kON COLD, wintry days, some folks will wear anything to keep their heads warm.


PRO GOLF Love surges to two-stroke lead at Pebble

Gil Morgan has the lead by one in the Champions Tour opener. ASSOCIATED PRESS PEBBLE BEACH,


MAHONING COUNTY Board steps up efforts to consolidate JFS divisions

A county official said the agencies will be consolidated later this year. By BOB JACKSON


PENNSYLVANIA Two-year test of Sunday liquor sales begins

Protesters carried signs outside some of the 61 state liquor stores that were allowed to open.


AUSTINTOWN Taft's tax plan sparks forum

Among the participants were two dogs. By VALERIE BANNER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT AUSTINTOWN --


Doctors leaving medicine to do what? Flip burgers?

Opinion: Doctors leaving medicine to do what? Flip burgers? EDITOR: Re: "Malpractice insurance costs send


YOUNGSTOWN POLICE Chief: Stick to the code

The use of personal cell phones is prohibited for certain YPD workers. By PATRICIA MEADE


BETHLEHEM STEEL Collapse leaves retirees hustling to find benefits

Losing health-care insurance at 67 is tough, one retiree said. BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Some of them


Hats on to winter!

By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER Babushkas, fedoras, berets and caps. On cold, wintry


LOTTERY RESULTS

LOTTERY RESULTS TUESDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Day drawings: Pick 3, 5-3-7 Pick 4, 7-3-7-3 Night


BIRTHS

Forum Health Northside Michael and Amy Rowland, 1408 Maplecrest Drive, Austintown, girl, Feb. 7.