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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


St. Elizabeth Ronald and Amy Lendak, 7748 state Route 305, Burghill, boy, Feb. 8. Terry


No. 25 Ohio State 63, Wisconsin 40 COLUMBUS -- Caity Matter scored 14 of her 17 points in the

File charges against jailers who abused their authority

Opinion: Trumbull County certainly has its problems. There's an on-going investigation into the purchase

TOP 10 Shipshape The top large-ship lines, from Conde Nast Traveler's 2002 Readers' Choice Awards:

Crystal Radisson 7 Seas Holland America Celebrity Princess Disney Orient Cunard

Associated Press

Associated Press HERD THE NEWS? Justin Hopp sorts a pen of buffalo as he prepares to release an

Daffin family establishes scholarship

SHARON, Pa. -- The Paul "Pete" Daffin Memorial Trustee Scholarship has been created at Penn State

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2003. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2003. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date

Rusty Wallace not content without 500 win of his own

He's won just about everything except this race, so it's time. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS DAYTONA

RICK'S RANCHWEAR Retailer to close 2 stores

The owner opened his first store when he was 23. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By DON SHILLING

Many just hate holiday of love

ASSOCIATED PRESS Valentine's Day is the holiday of love, to be sure. It's also the holiday that

Best to scrap old countertops

Best to scrap old countertops Q. I have laminate and tile countertops in the kitchen and bathroom


Opinion: SMARTER ABOUT INTELLIGENCE Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: President Bush has announced another

PRESIDENT'S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE A.H. Davis, Foster renew their rivalry

Thiel won the second game against Westminster, which included the former area standouts. By BILL


LOCAL Poland, Warren JFK swimmers advance The Poland High swimming and diving team qualified

TRUMBULL COUNTY Seeking ways to cut costs, officials warn of layoffs

Layoffs are expensive, too, jail officials say. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

NCAA For one player, test changes are too late

There's been a shift of emphasis from a single-test score to overall grades. Now, it covers the

Work begins on Hong Kong Disneyland

Work begins on Hong Kong Disneyland The Walt Disney Company broke ground Jan. 12 in Hong Kong for

LISBON Man pleads guilty to murder, gets life

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Minutes before a Knox Township man was to go

If judges don't want copay plan, let them go it alone

Opinion: When Mahoning County's common pleas court judges balked at having their employees pay a portion of


BOWLING PBA DAYS INN RESULTS Sunday At Don Carter's All Star Lanes - West Dallas Final

Some friend, Saudi Arabia

Opinion: It was only months ago that Saudi Arabian spokesmen voiced outrage at the suggestion that the wife

PAYROLL County workers

Here are the number of general fund county employees and the cost of employing them, including

Board OKs 13% raises for nonteaching workers

The board president said he felt employees deserved a small raise. & lt;a

Churches lose members over peace stance

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR With leaders of U.S. churches speaking openly against a war with Iraq,

Williams, McCollom ignite Ball State's win over Miami

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Williams and Matt McCollom combined for 59 points Sunday as Ball State


TODAY 7 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Syracuse at Connecticut. 7 p.m. (WKBN-AM 570) (WNIO-AM

U.S. urges diplomacy instead of U.N. sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States said U.N. sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear

MEN'S TOP 25 No. 4 Pittsburgh beaten by Irish

Unranked Cincinnati avoided losing four in a row for the first time in coach Bob Huggins' 14

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Need help with romance? Just ask the experts

When John and I were college kids, we'd hop into his VW bus, head for the mountains and pick up

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Same name doesn't cause puppy love

Dear Annie: My married daughter recently bought a puppy and named it "Susie." Susie happens to be my

PGA Love bounces back to win Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson shot an 80 on Sunday to finish at 296 -- dead last among those who made the cut.

YOUNGSTOWN After several delays, testimony in rape trial is set

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jurors were to begin hearing testimony today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court,

YOUNGSTOWN Cold Metal seeks OK to sell plants in bankruptcy auction

The steel processor says business has eroded so much that it can't emerge from bankruptcy court.

YSU's answer: Win on the road

If the Youngstown State men's basketball team has any hope of playing host to a first-round Horizon

Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune WISH BOOKS: John Clare of Oak Park, Mich., and his son Daniel, 7, look

BOARDMAN | Trustees meeting

Trustees met Monday and did the following: Authorized Administrator Curt Seditz to petition

GOP: Declare an emergency in malpractice insurance crisis

Without an emergency declaration, voters won't get to address the medical malpractice issue until

NHL ROUNDUP | Sunday's games

Canadiens 2, Capitals 0 WASHINGTON -- Mathieu Garon made 25 saves in his first start of the season

AUSTINTOWN Road plowing, salting take a toll on township budget

A new tax levy will eventually be needed, the clerksaid. AUSTINTOWN -- The cost of snow and ice

OHIO Tech companies back Taft plan

Technology funding will revive the state's economy, a business consortium says. By JEFF ORTEGA

MAHONING CO. Extra patrols will end

Over the weekend, several burglaries and thefts were reported to deputies. By PATRICIA MEADE

LIFE & amp; WORK

LIFE & amp; WORK A hot time kCANDLES, SOFT music, house fire? Oops. Better be careful out

Road workers petition to form a union

Trustees are illegally trying to avoid paying overtime, lawyers allege. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Two

Ursuline tunes up with win over Cards

The 18-1 Irish will play Boardman Saturday for a share of the Steel Valley Conference crown.

"Even though we scratch our heads, we're going to pursue it and we're going to pound it flat."

Opinion: "Even though we scratch our heads, we're going to pursue it and we're going to pound it flat."

MAHONING COUNTY Panel targets vacant land parcels and delinquent property taxes

The task force suggests focusing on 1,200 vacant properties the first year. By BOB JACKSON


REGION Castlo awards contract for repairs to roof STRUTHERS -- Castlo Community Improvement

MCDONALD Unplanned costs raise the bill

The village wants to extend and pave Sixth Street to McDonald Avenue. By MARY R. SMITH

NATION For buffalo farmers, the hunt is on

Revenue from selling buffalo hunts can top income from auctions. MARQUETTE, Kan. (AP) -- It's

THE BATTLE FOR NATIONAL STEEL U.S. Steel plays union card in bidding war

Steelworkers are playing a key role in deciding which company will get bankrupt National Steel.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Road workers petition to form a union

Trustees are illegally trying to avoid paying overtime, lawyers allege. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Two

Legislature should heed Taft's budget warnings

Opinion: Republican Gov. Bob Taft is right when he says time is running out for the state to balance its

BOARDMAN Rabbi leads drive for funds to buy van for disabled man

The man said he has trouble getting to the doctor's office. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


ARENA FOOTBALL American Conference Central Division WLPct.PFPA Dallas201.00010694 Grand


BY THE NUMBERS Valentine's Day: From U.S. Census Bureau MARRIAGE 2.3 million: Number of

CHICAGO Seeking stable ground, USOC creates task force

It will try to find ways of streamlining the organization and improving its operation. CHICAGO

DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS Hand-held shower offers convenience at low cost

Use plastic, not metal, because metal is heavier and it can scratch your tub or shower. By JAMES


XChaney High School January and June Classes of 1948 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday at

United pupils collect supplies to benefit orphans in Belarus

HANOVERTON -- Pupils at United Junior High School have kicked off their ninth annual drive to

DETROIT Ford to build Mustang at site it shares with Mazda

The move is part of a shift in production locations . FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said

Nuclear-plant alarms started concern

WASHINGTON POST Radon was first recognized as a risk for miners in 1879. The link to cancer was

Woman faces sentencing in firearms sale

PITTSBURGH -- A Pulaski woman is among four people who will be sentenced in U.S. District Court for

BIG TEN Illinois strikes early to defeat Buckeyes

Ohio State went over six minutes without a field goal to open the game. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) --

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LeBron responds with 52 points

His play was spectacular in the Prime Time Shootout. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Sitting out more than a

LISBON School chief lists effects of cuts

Lisbon schools would have to make cuts in special programs if state funding is reduced, the

FURNITURE CARE Limiting the damage

From Furniture Medic, which has restoration and repair franchises nationwide, here are a few ways to


DOW CORNING USTA CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday At Midland Community Tennis Center Midland, Mich.

School board picks architectural firm for stadium project

CAMPBELL -- Olsavsky-Jaminet Architects of Youngstown will oversee renovation of the high school

Chamber officials try to rescue endangered turtle races

NISSWA, Minn. -- The Chamber of Commerce is fighting to preserve a 39-year tradition in this resort


HOTLINES Where to find help The Environmental Protection Agency supports several hotlines for


Q. I know the notion of giving ties on Father's Day is a cliche, but it's something that's become a

Officials stress need to raise tax

A second public hearing on the proposed tax increase is set for next week. & lt;a

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials warn about layoffs

Layoffs are expensive, too, jail officials say. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


SUNDAY'S MEN'S BASKETBALL EAST Boston U. 85, Binghamton 82 Husson 82, Lyndon St. 70 Iona 65,

DAVIS CUP U.S. loses in first round to Croatia

The Americans were without their top players, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick. ZAGREB,

Drivers looking for boost in Twin 125s

A poor run at today's event at Daytona could send some home for the weekend. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.


FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Today At Choctaw Gaming Center, Durant, Okla.

AUSTINTOWN Schools chief will resign

The board cut $356,000 from this year's budget and expects to get several state grants. By IAN

MAHONING CO. Layoffs to end extra patrols

Over the weekend, several burglaries and thefts were reported to deputies. By PATRICIA MEADE


AT & amp;T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL Sunday Pebble Beach Golf Links At Pebble Beach, Calif.

United Way falls short of fund goal

Only about 15,000 of 115,000 workers in Mahoning County give to United Way. & lt;a


WHAT TO DO How to fix the problem What can you do about radon? If a radon test indicates that


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.91 1.99 Bank One,.84,35.6135.62 Clear Channel, 38.63

Garnett is part of next class

The MVP said that the NBA will be carried by a group of players, not just one. ATLANTA (AP) --

NASCAR Wood brothers in better shape

Finances aren't nearly as bad as last year for the family-owned team from Virginia. DAYTONA BEACH,

See you in court, mayor tells Issue 2 panel

The Valley will not lose its Issue 2 money if the city takes legal action. & lt;a


BOYS BASKETBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES OHIO Akr. Manchester 73, Louisville Aquinas 67 Akr. St.

SEED COMPANIES By mail and online

These catalogs are free unless noted. All times Eastern. Many catalogs can be ordered on the

GAIL WHITE Son's medical crisis was heart-rending experience

Breen Shea of Columbiana is a tall, barrel-chested man. His imposing build suits his profession as a

ECONOMIC REPORT Inflow of new venture capital sinks to lowest level since '81

Fund raising dropped by 95 percent. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Still hurting from the dot-com bust,


Summary of police activity in Canfield City and Austintown Township. CANFIELD Feb. 4 Felony


The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications

NBA ALL-STAR GAME West wins; marks passing of guard

After his final shot at the end of the first overtime, Michael Jordan went to the bench and didn't

Schools chief will resign

The board cut $356,000 from this year's budget and expects to get several state grants. By IAN

YOUNGSTOWN Panel snubs Federal Street project

The Issue 2 group put the downtown project on par with the paving of a road in Berlin or Bloomfield.

TRUMBULL COUNTY Making top dollars

The 25 highest-paid county employees, their hourly wage and job title. Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk,

AUSTINTOWN Schools budget

Some of the figures from the revised 2002-2003 Austintown schools budget, approved Monday: Carry-

Court OKs execution of mentally ill inmate

Court OKs execution of mentally ill inmate LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In the latest bizarre turn in a

MAHONING VALLEY Lessons on kids, seat belts


A path of most resistance

& lt;a & gt;By JOE SCALZO & lt;/a & gt; VINDICATOR

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times FOR FLITTING AROUND: Handpainted butterflies add a whimsical touch to a tiny bit

Buggies turn up missing

Buggies turn up missing GREENFORD -- Two black show buggies worth nearly $5,000 were reported

LISBON Thanks to council, Eagles, cops will get defibrillators

The devices are used in cases of heart attack. LISBON -- The village police department has had



Defendant gives reasons for holes in story

& lt;a & gt;By LAURE CIOFFI & lt;/a & gt; VINDICATOR

PLANTING Perusing catalogs, gardeners sow seeds of content

While plants can be ordered online, for some gardeners, there's nothing like the ritual of leafing


SUNDAY'S NBA ALL-STAR BOX WEST 155, EAST 145 WEST (155) -- Duncan 8-18 3-3 19, Garnett 17-24 3-3

Crossing hockey's border

The NHL has contributed to the growth of Mahoning Valley ice hockey. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR

NOTEBOOK From the NBA All-Star Game

Carter relents: In the end, Vince Carter decided that Michael Jordan deserved to start his final

DECORATING Careful planning yields ideal look

Match your paints and carpet to pre-chosen fabrics, rather than vice versa. KNIGHT RIDDER

"People have to understand that inspections do take time. But if they work, it's a much better

Opinion: "People have to understand that inspections do take time. But if they work, it's a much better

OHIO LEGISLATURE Planned closing of centers opposed

One lawmaker wants to know how officials decided which of the 12 developmental centers to close.



U.S. lawmakers lash out at allies

Some lawmakers said the actions of France, Germany and Belgium are threatening NATO's effectiveness.

Ice cream distribution

Ice cream distribution YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Community Food Center and Gleaners Food Bank

BOYS TOURNAMENT DRAW Unbeaten Poland gets top Div. II seed

Newton Falls is the top Div. III seed at the Hubbard tournament. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT It

A list of reasons why U.S. shouldn't invade Iraq

Opinion: A list of reasons why U.S. shouldn't invade Iraq EDITOR: As an otherwise proud citizen of the

HUBBARD Schools get a channel on cable television

Students have already been filming interviews with senior citizens for documentaries. By TIM

Prediction: Semiconductors will stay 'hot'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore predicted Monday that the semiconductor

LAWRENCE COUNTY PSU extension offers Web class for businesses

Participants will learn to create a Web page where customers can order and pay for goods and

Buckeyes fall

Buckeyes fall Illinois made quick work of Ohio State for its 14th straight home victory, 76-57

PREPS Sectional

BOYS Austintown Fitch 2710, Boardman 2571, Ursuline 2502, Girard 2476, Struthers 2473, Chaney