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AROUND THE NHL Tuesday's games

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

LOCAL

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

LOTTERY RESULTS

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

2 charged with theft

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN Prosecutor: Nephews saw activity

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

HUBBARD Council OKs wage increase

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Best Bets/Hot Tickets

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

DAYTONA 500 Practice crashes occur on final laps

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

STUDENT AMBASSADORS Bound for Australia

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Mahoning's budget crisis beginning to hit home

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

AROUND THE NBA Tuesday's other games

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

MAHONING COUNTY United Way falls short of fund goal

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

MAHONING COUNTY Pupils program receives $1.8 million grant

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

BIRTHS

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

PROJECTS APPROVED

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Union alleges unfair practices

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

CONGRESS Ryan, Strickland vote against limit on telemarketing

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

"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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

MAHONING COUNTY

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Springfield breezes to 17th win

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN Design board OKs plans to renovate building

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Peace rally to be held downtown

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

GIRARD Police charge store owner with shooting at suspect

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

LORDSTOWN Schools chief plans to retire

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners warn of more cost cuts

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

FARRELL Police panel approves towing policy

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Repaving budget, street choice altered

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

LAWRENCE COUNTY Defendant details how girl was killed

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

WARREN Schools chief recommends three closings

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

49ERS Finally, Erickson selected as coach

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

GM LORDSTOWN Exec praises plant, union officials

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN School board OKs pay raises

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Board OKs 13% raises for nonteaching workers

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Record-setting rains drench Southern Calif.

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN Speaker: Black cuisine expresses love, family

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Sebring clinches title tie

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

"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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Rusty Wallace, crew chief penalized for illegal carburetor

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

COURTS

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

RATES Certificates of deposit The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Feb. 12. All yields given in percent. Balances required vary, and some banks offer lower yields if certain balances

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

2891612183660 INSTITUTIONDAYDAYMOSMOSMOSMOSMOS Associated SchoolNA NA 1.75 2.00 2.253.504.50 

GAO runs from a good fight

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

U.S. case fizzles in council

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

STRUTHERS Landscaping company becomes newest tenant in Castlo park

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Marines, families brace for unknown

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

MAHONING TOWNSHIP | Supervisors' actions

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

MINIPAGE BILLBOARD

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

CLEVELAND Judge reaffirms Chance's sentence

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

It is unclear how many U.S. Muslims there are. & lt;a href=mailto:wilkinson@vindy.com & 

Pandering charges

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

NATION

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN See you in court, mayor tells Issue 2 panel

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

PREVIEW YSU basketball

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN Animal Charity will stop much of its veterinary work

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

LAWRENCE COUNTY Electronic voting machines get tryout

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

NEW SPRINGFIELD Trustee meeting

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Relay for Life meeting

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

COLLEGE HOOPS

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

QUOTABLE Funding process

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Injuries weaken Canfield ice year

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

CAVALIERS Artest ignores lip; Pacers enjoy final word

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.902.00 Bank One,.84,35.3435.35 Clear Channel, 36.86 

MEDICAL-OFFICE ETIQUETTE Good-patient examination

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Braving the cold to support peace

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

CANFIELD Farmers increases earnings

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

HERMITAGE Charges are expected in student's death

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

U.S. APPROACH TO HAITI IS CRUEL

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

POLICE CALLS Girard, Liberty, Hubbard

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

Council OKs raises for village workers

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

BASEBALL

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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

AREA

February 15th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

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


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