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RECOVERED GOODS: About 50 burglary victims from Youngstown, Campbell, Boardman and elsewhere

RECOVERED GOODS: About 50 burglary victims from Youngstown, Campbell, Boardman and elsewhere

Controversy shifts ideas about NATO

Without a unified threat, the alliance is becoming more fractious. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 6-1-8 Pick 4, 5-8-2-0 Buckeye 5, 4-15-18-

MAHONING COUNTY Road crews cut down on salt use

Only curves, intersections and hills will be salted on Mahoning County roads. By BOB JACKSON


REGION Jobless rate increases NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County's unemployment rate was up to

UConn gets back to winning ways

Texas snapped its losing streak against Oklahoma. ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. -- Emeka

19 hoops players ejected after brawl

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Just seven players remained on the floor to finish a game between Tennessee


SIMPLE TESTS CAN PROVIDE ANSWERS Many tests are used to predict heart-disease risk, including

BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES Berkshire Hathaway OKs textile company deal

Once the largest textile company, Burlington Industries will leave bankruptcy court a smaller

Trustees, Niles officials plan to extend Great Ohio bike trail

MINERAL RIDGE -- Weathersfield Township trustees will work with Niles officials to extend the bike

World's best lubricant for machinery of war: oil

Opinion: World's best lubricant for machinery of war: oil EDITOR: How quickly we tend to forget!

U.S. offers new plan in protecting Turkey

It's not clear whether France, Germany and Belgium will support the change. BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)

Chippewas' Kaman has big game against Western Mich.

ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Chris Kaman scored 37 points and grabbed 12 defensive

Straightening I-680 would do more for area than building new bridge

Opinion: Straightening I-680 would do more for area than building new bridge EDITOR: On Jan. 27, ODOT


ATP MONEY LEADERS Through Sunday 1. Andre Agassi$657,087 2. Rainer Schuettler$361,846 3.

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Simon, Washinko keep Clippers in first place

Friday's Columbiana-Crestview game should decide the league race. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR

NHL ROUNDUP Monday's games

Red Wings 5, Sharks 4 DETROIT -- Brett Hull became the sixth player in league history to score 700

SBC COMMUNICATIONS Analysts criticize acquisition bid

Many analysts say SBC's proposed takeover of DirecTV would hurt earnings. SAN ANTONIO (AP) --

Good news, bad news on use of seat belts

Opinion: To understand why the safety of child passengers should be a priority for every responsible adult,

Donation to YSU

Donation to YSU YOUNGSTOWN -- An anonymous donor has given $150,000 to Youngstown State

Some fianc & eacute;s seek parents' OK

A custom that's no longer required in our modern culture is still sacred to some love-struck men.

Officials OK proposal for GM paint shop

LORDSTOWN (AP) -- General Motors Corp. has detailed plans to build a $200 million paint shop, part

Kent State pulls out of opener with YSU

Youngstown State needs an opponent for the first game of the upcoming season. & lt;a

Inspectors declare junk cars a no-go

The sweep turned up a likely squatter in a recently raided drug house. & lt;a

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003. There are 322 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003. There are 322 days left in the year. On this date


PGA TOUR STATISTICS Through Sunday Scoring Average 1, Ernie Els, 67.66. 2, Mike Weir, 68.31.

Huskies beat 'Cuse

Huskies beat 'Cuse Connecticut improved to 2-1 without coach Jim Calhoun, beating Syracuse 75-61


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COLUMBUS Stopgap tax rise is OK by Taft

The governor says some of his fellow Republicans are not in the 'real world.' By DAVID SKOLNICK

POSSIBILITY OF WAR A look at the pros and cons

Q: What's the rush? Shouldn't we give inspectors more time? NO: More time? Twelve years of

APRONS Hostesses don symbolic tie to the past

Aprons were once regarded as emblems of domesticity and femininity. LOS ANGELES TIMES Today, an


CLOTHING Coat, hat, mitten, glove, scarf and shoe give-away, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,

YOUNGSTOWN Project funding unlikely

A committee member said Mayor McKelvey's outburst didn't help his cause. By ROGER G. SMITH and IAN

S.C. governor threatens to close mansion

S.C. governor threatens to close mansion COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Governor's Mansion

CITY SERIES Rayen breezes past SVSM

The Tigers wanted to win for their suspended coach. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

FARRELL SCHOOLS Business manager's raises not set

Pay increases for the job will be linked to raises granted to the teaching staff. By HAROLD GWIN

PENGUINS Kovalev shipped back to Rangers; cash exchanged

Andrew Ference was traded to the Calgary Flames. ASSOCIATED PRESS Alexei Kovalev was traded by

MAHONING COUNTY TRIAL Parents: Early delivery harmed son

The question is whether the boy sustained brain damage before or after his birth. By BOB JACKSON

Provision slows down the closing of developmental centers

The proposal calls for setting up a panel every time the governor orders a state facility to close.

RAYEN SCHOOL Janitor charged in violin theft

A school trumpet also turned up at an area pawnshop. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER

Fed chairman sends message to Bush: Deficits aren't good

Opinion: Not too long ago, in commenting about President Bush's tax-cut proposals, we argued that he needed

Owners must pay pawnshop

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

CIVIC CENTER Official proposes minority hire deal

Specific hiring goals would be waived in exchange for expanding the deal. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials discuss plans to neuter, spay dogs

Commissioners are considering an incentive plan to ensure spaying or neutering is done. LISBON --


FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Thursday At Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, Juan


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Spanish judge sets evidence deadline

MADRID, Spain (AP) --- A judge gave police until Thursday to provide results of tests on chemicals


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st--True Dawn (Eads)5.002.802.40 Judgemental (Leeds)6.204.80 River

LUCASVILLE, OHIO Woman's murderer is executed

Richard E. Fox was the sixth prisoner to be executed since 1999. LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A man

BANKRUPTCY COURT Potential buyers show interest, says Cold Metal

The company says it has enough money to operate for only a few more weeks. By DON SHILLING



NBA More spotlight is T'wolves' goal

Kevin Garnett's performance at the All-Star game may bring the team more exposure. ATLANTA (AP) --


No. 2 Duke 75, Virginia 48 DURHAM, N.C. -- Alana Beard scored 24 points, and No. 2 Duke used a

YOUNGSTOWN Panel weighs scrapping way Issue 2 money is disbursed

Youngstown officials threatened to sue if no money is allocated for the Federal Street

Heartfelt message is a sign of his love

Before the snow hearts, Hank Bokesch used to give chocolates and a card. & lt;a

GIRARD Reduced staffing puts stress on cops, chief says

The police department feels betrayed by the city administration, the chief said. By TIM YOVICH

COLUMBIA DISASTER Official: No early signs of danger

The NASA chief assured the congressional hearing that an investigative panel would remain

NFL Bears looking for a quarterback

Cleveland is believed to be shopping Tim Couch, who has had a variety of injuries since the 1999

Personnel shift keeps jail open

Four deputies will go back to the sheriff's department. & lt;a

YOUNGSTOWN Sentence locks up killers for 33 years

The judge called the homicide one of the dumbest she's ever heard about. By BOB JACKSON

Death of infant ruled homicide

EAST PALESTINE -- The death of a 5-month-old girl in August has been ruled a homicide, authorities

Doctor's sentence: 4 years in prison

The physician was convicted of sexual charges in December. & lt;a



Called up, local Marines to head to California

VIENNA -- The Marine Corps' Landing Support Equipment Company, housed at the Air Force Reserve

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Michael and Jody Martin, 139 Idaho Road, Youngstown, boy, Feb. 11. Scott and

"We're not playing hide-and-seek. That's what he wants to continue to play. Saddam has got to

Opinion: "We're not playing hide-and-seek. That's what he wants to continue to play. Saddam has got to

ICL race comes down to Springfield, Lowellville

The Tigers defeated Western Reserve to keep pace with the Rockets. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR


NASCAR DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING Monday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla.


Opinion: BITTEN BY TAXES AND BUGS Los Angeles Times: The Internal Revenue Service last fall promised to

HOWLAND Impact of traffic near Sam's Club discussed

The fire chief said the state Rt. 82/46 intersection is the busiest and sees the most accidents of

SNOOP block watch group to meet

SNOOP block watch group to meet SNOOP Block Watch of Youngstown will have its monthly meeting at 7

Coroner probes death

Coroner probes death HUBBARD -- The Trumbull County Coroner's Office is investigating the weekend

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Bland nets 34; Spartans roll again

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF BOARDMAN -- And so, another (pick one) phenomenal,

MAHONING VALLEY 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. By DON

NASCAR Earnhardt, Childress teams own top spots

Jeff Green has the pole, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Robby Gordon and Michael Waltrip. DAYTONA

YOUNGSTOWN Brownfield panel plans next step

The board will invite lenders to visit and learn about changes in environmental liability law. By

MURDER TRIAL Ricciardi to testify in own defense

The defendant's mother said police told her that her son was only a witness. By LAURE CIOFFI

ISSUE 2 Funding totals

Since 1989, the District 6 Public Works Integrating Committee has decided which local infrastructure

DRY SKIN Defend yourself

When the weather gets fierce, go gentle on your skin. Some tips from the experts at Dove on how to

DAYTONA 500 Green stuns Earnhardt, NASCAR observers with top spot

The unheralded driver earned the pole position for Sunday's season-opening race. DAYTONA BEACH,

Officials sound off on sirens

The purchase of three new sirens will increase the city's total to seven. & lt;a

CAVALIERS Exposureamounts to slap in the face

The All-Star weekend wasn't very fulfilling for Cleveland's players. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Even during


MAHONING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE Varsity boys Results, Feb. 10 Struthers 2552, Hubbard

Valley Dems say Blasdel took a 'potshot'

But the Republican lawmaker calls his letter 'an olive branch.' By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Penguins' road skid goes on, 86-76

YSU kept it close for 32 minutes of their game at Cleveland State. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

GOTTA LOVE THE SNOW, MAN: Above, Eric Cornelius, 3, rolls the body of a snowman with his father,

GOTTA LOVE THE SNOW, MAN: Above, Eric Cornelius, 3, rolls the body of a snowman with his father,

Amino and fatty acids are moisturizers

NEW YORK (AP) -- There probably is a hair product out there for every taste: Fruit extracts, soy,

NASCAR NOTEBOOK From Daytona International Speedway

Huffman wins rain-shortened race: Robert Huffman won the rain-shortened NASCAR Goody's Dash Series

Preparing for a siege

Emergency supplies are rapidly moving off store shelves in the area. & lt;a

LIBERTY Trustees meeting

At their meeting Monday, Liberty Township trustees: Agreed to place a 1.5-mill police levy renewal

Future may be rooted in the past

NEW YORK (AP) -- Is there a future in fashion's past? That's the question that Time magazine put

WARREN School official unveils plan

Pupils and teachers complained of a chemical odor that caused their eyes to burn. WARREN -- The

Prison times change

Opinion: We realize that jails are crowded, and money is tight and times have changed, but ... we still have

Pens moves

Pens moves Alexei Kovalev was traded by the New York Rangers four years ago when they grew tired


LOCAL Ex-49er sentenced NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former San Francisco 49er was sentenced to 12-

High winds cause power outages

YOUNGSTOWN -- Winds of up to 50 mph caused power outages throughout the region early today, said


BASEBALL Babe Ruth team -- holding tryouts for 15-year-old pitchers. Call (330) 503-3504 for

Year goes by with no ruling on adoption

The focus of a two-state adoption case turns 6 the last day of the month. & lt;a

YSU graduates

YSU graduates Six months after graduation, recent Youngstown State University graduates were

Montgomery bid withdrawn

LONDON (AP) -- Promoters withdrew an invitation to Tim Montgomery to compete in a British meet

USOC Musical chairs continue to fold

After just 11 months on the job, chief marketing officer Toby Wong resigned. COMBINED DISPATCHES

Kentucky man arraigned

Kentucky man arraigned STRUTHERS -- George S. Poole, 32, of Kentucky was arraigned in municipal

PENNSYLVANIA Smallpox inoculation begins

The program for health-care workers is voluntary, state health officials said. HARRISBURG (AP) --

Zoning board grants variances to psychologist

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Hermitage Zoning Hearing Board will allow a psychologist to convert a house at

HELOISE Get to the bottom of burned-on food

Dear Readers: I recently had Dr. Joyce Brothers on my nationally syndicated radio show, and she

Perk up spring wardrobe with a fresh new jacket

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS In this frigid weather, as the gardeners pore over their seed catalogs,

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Latest big-name college coach removes name

Washington's Rick Neuheisel says he's not interested in the vacancy. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS



State details budget cuts

The cuts were made across the board. HARRISBURG (AP) -- Gov. Ed Rendell's administration detailed

Strickland gets OK for veterans panel

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland received a special waiver from the House Democratic Caucus to


MEN'S BASKETBALL EAST Cabrini 83, Marywood 59 Centenary, N.J. 71, Stevens Tech 67

TRUMBULL COUNTY Former official admits guilt

The car was leased by the Columbiana County Democratic Party chairman. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and


NBA Favorite Points Underdog New Jersey 3 ORLANDO INDIANA 121/2 Cleveland MIAMI 11/2 New


TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 4 to

TRUMBULL CO. Another jailer quits in sex case

The sheriff said he hopes to finish the investigation soon. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

HOWLAND Impact of traffic near Sam's Club is discussed

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF HOWLAND -- Township, Trumbull County, Warren and Niles

NORTH KOREA Issue is sent to Security Council

Russia denounced the U.N. nuclear agency's decision as provocative and pointless. VIENNA, Austria

Blix tells U.N. council: no weapons

Inspectors found a violation on the range of a missile system. UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Chief U.N.


Summary of police activity in Boardman and Poland: BOARDMAN Feb. 3 Theft: Two hubcaps were

HUBBARD School board

The Hubbard Board of Education took the following action Monday: Awarded contracts to Jesse Hall,

Duct tape isn't enough

Assemble essential supplies for any emergency, disaster official says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Letter set off alarms for police dispatcher

Dear Annie: I'm a police dispatcher in Vermont and have attended a great deal of training regarding

A 'SURVIVOR' CHALLENGE: Christy Smith is shown in a scene from "Survivor: Amazon," the sixth

A 'SURVIVOR' CHALLENGE: Christy Smith is shown in a scene from "Survivor: Amazon," the sixth


By DEBRA MELANI SCRIPPS HOWARD eart disease has a grip on Roger Hesselltine's family, having

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

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

Accident kills horse

Accident kills horse GROVE CITY, Pa. -- State police said a horse pulling a buggy was killed when