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AROUND THE NHL Tuesday's games

Blues 3, Sabres 2 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jeff Finley scored with 4:59 left to end a 173-game goal


LOCAL August book author Stan Byrdy, a YSU graduate and author of & quot;Augusta and


FRIDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Mega Millions: 11-13-19-32-47 Mega Ball: 21 Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-8-4

2 charged with theft

2 charged with theft GIRARD -- Two Warren men have been charged with theft after being caught by a


BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Rayen 55, Wilson 51 Canfield 73, Chaney 57 Fitch 68,

YOUNGSTOWN Prosecutor: Nephews saw activity

The defense attorney says there is no medical or scientific evidence against the Howard Street man.

HUBBARD Council OKs wage increase

Union members and their supporters filled council chambers. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

DAYTONA 500 Practice crashes occur on final laps

Three drivers will get their preparations for Thursday's twin 125-mile qualifying races done today.


HIGH SCHOOL DELEGATION Amanda Boles, Springfield Emery Boyle-Scott, home school Kristy Chen,

Mahoning's budget crisis beginning to hit home

Opinion: While Mahoning County's budget crunch is hitting the sheriff's department especially hard -- the

AROUND THE NBA Tuesday's other games

Magic 92, Nets 83 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tracy McGrady had 32 points and eight rebounds and Orlando

Best Bets/Hot Tickets

Best Bets/Hot Tickets TONIGHT * "Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God," a gospel musical

MAHONING COUNTY Pupils program receives $1.8 million grant

The state grant is for a five-year program. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN Cuts in social services to fund Route 422 work

The approach produces $1.9 million in paving that will cost the city $1.15 million. By ROGER G.


TOP 10 LIST OF THINGS NOT TO DO IN A PEDIATRIC OFFICE The pediatric staff of Dr. Jodie Mathie in


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Tino and Michelle Merlo, 112 Muirfield Drive, Warren, girl, Feb. 12.

HIGHER EDUCATION Rising tuition puts state colleges out of reach for some

Tuition at four-year public institutions jumped by an average of 9.6 percent, according to a survey


PROJECTS APPROVED Grants or loansThe District 6 Public Works Integrating Committee approved state

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Union alleges unfair practices

The road superintendent's contentions about his overtime pay are 'totally fabricated,' a trustee

CONGRESS Ryan, Strickland vote against limit on telemarketing

They were the only two Democrats to vote against the legislation. By DAVID ENRICH STATES NEWS

'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

Mooney deals Harding first loss in SVC, 60-55

The Cardinals prevented the Raiders from clinching a tie for the SVC championship. By JOE SCALZO


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Manuel DuBose II, 25, of 502 Catalina St., Youngstown, and

Springfield breezes to 17th win


YOUNGSTOWN Design board OKs plans to renovate building

The new owner, a former commissioner, said the building's location is a plus. YOUNGSTOWN -- A

Peace rally to be held downtown

Individuals in more than 280 cities worldwide will participate in the protest of military action

PENNSYLVANIA Taxi drivers say child-seat law will be no fare

Parents should be the ones to provide safety devices, taxicab officials argue. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

GIRARD Police charge store owner with shooting at suspect

Police characterized the fleeing suspect as a 'sitting duck.' By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

LORDSTOWN Schools chief plans to retire

The superintendent offered to help board members in their search for his replacement. By SHERRI L.

TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners warn of more cost cuts

One commissioner said all departments, including the commissioners' staff, face cuts. By PEGGY

FARRELL Police panel approves towing policy

A motorist's complaint about a high towing fee prompted the policy's development. FARRELL, Pa. --

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Kennedy Catholic pulls away from Sharpsville to win 18th

The Golden Eagles broke from a 19-19 tie for a 53-33 win. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

Repaving budget, street choice altered

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city expects to increase its street repaving budget this year. How city

LAWRENCE COUNTY Defendant details how girl was killed

The defendant said he feared that the others would kill his family if he didn't participate. By

MAHONING COUNTY Judge: Keep woman in secure place

Negotiations for a proposed plea bargain broke down, so the case is going to trial. By BOB JACKSON

MAHONING COUNTY Withdrawn offer from prosecutors delays trial in long-pending case

Atty. Louis DeFabio says backing out of the plea agreement is the same as a breach of contract. By

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Cross pursues McKinley job

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

WARREN Schools chief recommends three closings

The closings would mean the layoffs of 88 district employees, including teachers and others. By

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY YSU students' plays to capture your heart

The performance space in the McDonough Museum of Art lecture hall will be small. The actors will

49ERS Finally, Erickson selected as coach

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

GM LORDSTOWN Exec praises plant, union officials

One small success built on another and built confidence at the Lordstown Assembly Plant. THE

After guilty verdict, Ricciardi lawyer asks that death penalty be ruled out

The judge rejected a motion for acquittal. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW

YOUNGSTOWN School board OKs pay raises

The board president said he felt employees deserved a small raise. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Board OKs 13% raises for nonteaching workers

The board president said he felt employees deserved a small raise. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR

Record-setting rains drench Southern Calif.

Record-setting rains drench Southern Calif. LOS ANGELES -- It's feast or famine for weather in

YOUNGSTOWN Speaker: Black cuisine expresses love, family

The lecture dealt with black food traditions. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox 'Ted' thinks moving out means giving up

Dear Annie: I'm 18 years old and live with my boyfriend, "Ted." I moved into his apartment after my

MAHONING COUNTY United Way falls short of fund goal

Only about 15,000 of 115,000 workers in Mahoning County give to United Way. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Sebring clinches title tie

Guard penetration by the Trojans was the downfall for United, a 66-56 loser. By BOB ROTH

"This nexus between terrorists and states that are developing weapons of mass destruction can no

Opinion: "This nexus between terrorists and states that are developing weapons of mass destruction can no

Food service workers, nurses and educational assistants receive increases based on length of

Food service workers, nurses and educational assistants receive increases based on length of

Rusty Wallace, crew chief penalized for illegal carburetor

The team was thankful that points were not deducted. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rusty Wallace was


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jeffrey F. Fonner, 49, of 6265 Leffingwell, Canfield, and

GAO runs from a good fight

Opinion: The General Accounting Office has abandoned its fight of almost two years to lift part of the veil

U.S. case fizzles in council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a dramatic showdown, major powers rebuffed the United States in the

STRUTHERS Landscaping company becomes newest tenant in Castlo park

Castlo's location is within a 15-minute drive to most of Garden Scapes of Ohio's customers. By

WARREN Auditor wants record to be expunged

The judge said he would release his decision in the next few days. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

Marines, families brace for unknown

The men and women are expected to leave over the weekend. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF

MAHONING TOWNSHIP | Supervisors' actions

In their meeting Tuesday, Mahoning Township, Pa., supervisors: Announced that drawings have been


MINIPAGE BILLBOARD Snow The snow is fun. The snow is great, You can go sled riding, Or

NEW CASTLE City to seek housing funds input

City officials will request about $400,000 from the state. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City officials want

VENANGO, PA. Proactive council puts townsfolk in a fighting mood

Library renovations and street plowing issues have taken a back seat to council fighting. VENANGO,

CLEVELAND Judge reaffirms Chance's sentence

The ex-sheriff was unable to pay for a lawyer so the judge appointed one. By PATRICIA MEADE

In the name of U2: Exhibit honors band

The enduring greatness of the Irish supergroup is evident in the display. By JOHN PATRICK GATTA

Muslim leaders in Valley express little fear of FBI tally

It is unclear how many U.S. Muslims there are. & lt;a &

Pandering charges

Pandering charges LISBON -- A Middleton Township man faces criminal charges related to possessing


NATION Cavalier's replacement CHICAGO -- General Motors Corp. will sell a new subcompact early

YOUNGSTOWN See you in court, mayor tells Issue 2 panel

The Valley will not lose its Issue 2 money if the city takes legal action. By IAN HILL

ON THE FAIRWAY Pro golf events this week

PGA TOUR Buick Invitational Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Courses: Torre & aelig;y Pines Golf


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES PACERS 107, CAVALIERS 96 CLEVELAND (96) -- Miles 2-5 0-0 4, Boozer 2-4

TRUMBULL COUNTY Panel delays action on plan for Sam's Club

A special meeting is set for Feb. 25. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The

WAR AND TERROR U.S. details post-Saddam era

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq -- The head of the U.S. military's Central Command,

PREVIEW YSU basketball

WOMEN Who: Youngstown State (5-15, 2-7) vs. Cleveland State (6-15, 4-7). When: 7 p.m. today.

COLUMBIANA CO. Officials weigh inmate benefits

A plan to cover inmate prescription costs will be considered next. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR

Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2003. There are 321 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2003. There are 321 days left in the year. On this date

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

Federal rules will severely limit hospitals' disclosure on patients

Hospitals will not be able to disclose information without patients' consent. WASHINGTON (AP) --

YOUNGSTOWN Animal Charity will stop much of its veterinary work

YOUNGSTOWN -- Animal Charity's veterinary services have been so successful that the clinic is

LAWRENCE COUNTY Electronic voting machines get tryout

It is expected to cost about $1 million to switch to electronic voting. By LAURE CIOFFI

NEW SPRINGFIELD Trustee meeting

Springfield Township trustees also handled these matters Wednesday: Heard a report from Fire Chief

Relay for Life meeting

Relay for Life meeting YOUNGSTOWN -- A planning meeting for the city's first Hispanic Relay for


COLLEGE HOOPS Tuesday's Top 25 games No. 9 Kansas 79, Baylor 58 WACO, Texas -- Nick Collison

QUOTABLE Funding process

Youngstown is preparing to take legal action to show that the process used to award state Issue 2

YOUNGSTOWN YSU, Central State, Thiel College form grad partnerships

The new partnerships mean easier access to YSU graduate programs for students from two colleges.

Injuries weaken Canfield ice year

The Mahoning Valley has produced several high school football state champions in recent years

CAVALIERS Artest ignores lip; Pacers enjoy final word

Jermaine O'Neal had 28 points and Brad Miller 25 in the 107-96 victory. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ron


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MEDICAL-OFFICE ETIQUETTE Good-patient examination

By DEBRA MELANI SCRIPPS HOWARD Cell phones are creating a buzz in medical offices, and it has

Braving the cold to support peace

The YSU group plans to attend an anti-war rally in Youngstown on Saturday. By JoANNE VIVIANO

The Springfield Township Fire Department's annual Valentine's breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to 1

The Springfield Township Fire Department's annual Valentine's breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to 1


XStephen and Susan (Ferrara) Boyd of Rowlett, Texas, announce the birth of their second child, a

HELOISE It's curtains for soap scum in the shower

Dear Heloise: What do you use on shower curtains to remove soap scum? Linda Spencer, Waco, Texas

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

CANFIELD Farmers increases earnings

The bank also upgraded its systems to enhance Internet banking products. CANFIELD -- Farmers

HERMITAGE Charges are expected in student's death

An autopsy showed the teen died of combined drug and alcohol toxicity. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Opinion: U.S. APPROACH TO HAITI IS CRUEL Miami Herald: The federal government, in a recent report,

POLICE CALLS Girard, Liberty, Hubbard

Summary of police activity: LIBERTY Feb. 7 Auto theft: A 1988 Oldsmobile 98 was stolen from a

Newton Falls uses rally to 'TAC' on league title

The Tigers can earn a share of the league title with a win over Badger. & lt;a

Council OKs raises for village workers

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Council has approved 3-percent raises for several village employees. Eight part-


BASEBALL All-Star Sports -- indoor instruction for boys and girls all ages. Call 726-9424. TC


AREA McSuley to speak at Hall dinner WARREN -- Girard High School football coach Bud McSuley