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It's time for Ohio to roll the dice

Opinion: The state of Ohio's position on gambling can best be described as schizophrenic. On the one hand,


YOUNGSTOWN 4 crashes in city result in 4 arrests

A fifth arrest followed the investigation of a hit-skip crash in January. By PATRICIA MEADE


Virus shows signs of thwarting HIV

Virus shows signs of thwarting HIV BOSTON -- An ancient virus that has tagged along harmlessly


Original music sought

Original music sought CLEVELAND -- The Great Lakes Theater Festival, in partnership with WCPN


SPORTS

SPORTS NASCAR '03 season opens with a roar kFAST TRACK, The Vindicator's weekly guide to NASCAR


PA. HOUSE GOP: Declare an emergency in malpractice insurance crisis

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


Darby leads OSU to win

Darby leads OSU to win Brent Darby scored 27 points and Sean Connolly had 13 as Ohio State beat


Filling 2 vacancies on port authority

Filling 2 vacancies on port authority YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County commissioners were expected to


NBA Sleepy Garnett gives Cavs fits

His 41st double-double this season led the Timberwolves to a win at Gund Arena. CLEVELAND (AP) --


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE WLTOLPtsGFGAHomeAway Ottawa3514717818512719-4-2-116-10-5 New


WARREN Council delays increase in garbage fee

A committee meeting will be called next week for more discussion. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


AUTOMOBILES Industry agrees to work on SUV safety standards

The rollover fatality rate for SUVs is triple that of passenger cars. DETROIT (AP) -- The auto


Bland spurs Spartans to title

Boardman rallied past Ursuline to win its ninth straight SVC championship. & lt;a


GIRLS BASKETBALL Salem runs mark to 17-3 with win over Mooney

The two could meet again in the postseason. By GARY HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT SALEM --


AP file photo

AP file photo BROTHERS: Joey Asente, left, and his little brother, Justin, are shown in a photo


Four Continents Results

Four Continents Results By The Associated Press At Beijing Thursday Women Short Program


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Jay and Cammie Brindza, 1067 Rutledge Road, Transfer, Pa., boy, Feb. 13. Andrew


Duct tape isn't enough

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


Fears hit a new level as the threats mount

One expert advises Americans to seek precautions but live a normal life. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


POLICE CONTRACT Sharpsville

Sharpsville will have the right to pursue consolidation or acquisition of police services with a


Prison board OKs spending for repairing boilers

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Without repairs to the prison's boilers, Lawrence County prison inmates and staff


MAHONING COUNTY Road crews cut down on salt use

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


Amber Reynolds, left, and Kayla Todd, above, package "Valentine Krispies" in Lindsay Gardner's

Amber Reynolds, left, and Kayla Todd, above, package "Valentine Krispies" in Lindsay Gardner's


Naming the courthouse

Naming the courthouse YOUNGSTOWN -- A proposal to name the city's second federal courthouse after


SV-SM twists Golden Rule

Today is an unofficial holiday for high school athletic programs that do their best to circumvent


The Rusnaks renew vows for 50th and are honored at dinner, reception

XSTRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rusnak, 532 Creed St., were honored at several events for the


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY'S SCORES BOYS BASKETBALL OHIO Athens 53, Cheshire River Valley 48 Barberton 52,


DEBORAH MARTIN-CULET DOMINIC BAULO

DEBORAH MARTIN-CULET DOMINIC BAULO XBOARDMAN -- Deborah L. Martin-Culet of Austintown and Dominic


OHIO STATE Darby leads Buckeyes past PSU

When the OSU guard wasn't scoring, he was finding open teammates. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn


Days honored at dinner for 50th anniversary

XPOLAND -- A dinner party was held Feb. 15 at The VIP Grand Buffet in Boardman in celebration of the


Personnel shift keeps jail open

Four deputies will go back to the sheriff's department. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


YOUNGSTOWN AREA Scholarship donated; health fair set

The 26th annual Health-O-Rama will be March 7 and 8 at Southern Park Mall. YOUNGSTOWN --


GAIL WHITE Marines get valentines filled with gratitude

Love is in the air today as couples across the Valley celebrate Valentine's Day. For some


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Kids define love for Valentine's Day

Dear Annie: A friend sent me this via e-mail, and I thought you might print it for Valentine's Day.


Woman to be tested in solicitation case

The woman guilty of sex charges will be in jail for nearly six months. By PATRICIA MEADE


MAHONING COUNTY Firm hired for sewer project

Work on the waterline portion of the project should begin in early spring. By BOB JACKSON


Man found unconscious

Man found unconscious BOARDMAN -- Township police are investigating why a 66-year-old township man


Preparing for a siege

Emergency supplies are rapidly moving off store shelves in the area. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


HERMITAGE Officials award pact for Gateway project

The city will continue providing security patrols around the Shenango Dam. HERMITAGE, Pa. --


Teach-in on Palestine

Teach-in on Palestine YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Student Peace Action Network will have a teach-


Inspectors declare junk cars a no-go

The sweep turned up a likely squatter in a recently raided drug house. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


Chapel is chosen for Wilson-Geisler wedding in May

XNORTH JACKSON -- Randall and Linda Wilson, 1155 N. Duck Creek Road, are announcing the engagement


VALLEY VALENTINES Heartfelt message is a sign of his love

Before the snow hearts, Hank Bokesch used to give chocolates and a card. By MARALINE KUBIK


'GO BAG' CONTENTS List of essential items

Walter Duzzny, Mahoning County emergency management director, recommends that an emergency "go bag"


WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS

WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Signed 2B Jerry Hairston


NEW CASTLE Jurors return to deliberate Ricciardi case

Prosecutors said the girl was killed because she threatened to turn in the men. By LAURE CIOFFI


Ursuline tunes up with win over Cards

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


The company expects to have the crippled plant ready for restart in April.

The company expects to have the crippled plant ready for restart in April. AKRON (AP) --


Jittery school chiefs rethink trips to D.C.

Parents have been expressing concerns about safety. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR EDUCATION


CORPORATIONS Web site helps company boards avoid pitfalls

The site includes descriptions of a board's function and federal rules. RALEIGH (N.C.) NEWS &


DOCTORS

DOCTORS Emergency physician Dr. Darnell D. Pettway, son of J.T. and Inell Pettway of Republic


LAWRENCE COUNTY Defendant gives reasons for holes in story

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Jury deliberations were expected


POLICE CALLS

Summary of police activity: GIRARD Feb. 8 Theft, criminal damage: A Canfield man reported


THIEL COLLEGE Editor of student paper charges administration with censorship

The student paper won't be shut down, the college president says. GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A


WALL STREET Analysts expect to see more declines

The volatility index could go lower, indicating the market hasn't hit bottom. NEW YORK (AP) --


Neshannock board insures district against terrorism

The insurance doesn't cover nuclear or biological attacks. By LAURA MILOSER VINDICATOR


AROUND THE NBA | Wednesday's other games

Lakers 113, Nuggets 102 DENVER -- Kobe Bryant scored an NBA season-high 51 points -- in less than


WOMEN'S TOP 25 Connecticut's win makes it 62 in a row

The Huskies' victory over Syracuse adds to the win streak. ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. --


File charges against jailers who abused their authority

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


NORTHFIELD RESULTS

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Artistic Kid (Grismore)2.602.202.20 Rackematross (S


Suszczynski anniversary celebration set

XSTRUTHERS -- The 58th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Suszczynski, 95 Iroquois St., will


YOUNGSTOWN Personnel shift keeps jail open

Four deputies will go back to the sheriff's department. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


WEIRTON STEEL Company seeks freeze on pensions

The proposed pact calls for a 5 percent wage reduction. ASSOCIATED PRESS To stop a $400 million


Pediatric facilities focus on prevention

By ASHLEE OWENS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT If a child never feels pain, there's no need to


INSIDE/A3

INSIDE/A3 UWest Branch Junior High School pupils who had planned to see the nation's capital


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.902.00 Bank One,.84,34.9834.99 Clear Channel, 34.89


REGIONAL COLLEGES Boardman grad leads Thiel to topple W & amp;J

In the women's game, W & amp;J bested Thiel, 71-62. GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Thiel College senior


SHARON School officials consider field trips

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon City school directors are taking


MEN'S TOP 25 St. Louis stops Louisville; Florida and Pittsburgh roll

The nation's longest winning streak ended at 17. ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS -- Marque Perry


AREA

AREA District bowling sites selected YOUNGSTOWN -- Teams from the Mahoning Valley High School


A path of most resistance

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Grant Brown is wearing a bright green


MAHONING COUNTY Road crews cut down on use of salt

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


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials: Tax must be raised

A second public hearing on the proposed tax increase is set for next week. By SHERRI SHAULIS and


Humane society plans dinner dance

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Humane Society of Mercer County Inc. will have a Valentine's Dinner Dance to


The Vindicator

The Vindicator INDEPENDENTS: Gary Evankovich and John Petracci co-own Bel-Park Pharmacy near St.


NBA

NBA Favorite Points Underdog DETROIT 71/2 Orlando PORTLAND Off Boston COLLEGE BASKETBALL


Open enrollment

Open enrollment McDONALD -- The McDonald Board of Education is accepting applications for open-


Major Indoor Soccer League

Major Indoor Soccer League At A Glance By The Associated Press Eastern Conference WLPctGB


YOUNGSTOWN Author to speak at Schaff Lecture

Martin E. Marty's public talk will examine religious pluralism. YOUNGSTOWN -- Author and columnist


YOUNGSTOWN AREA Mother is accused of trying to remove infant boy's extra finger

The child's grandmother told deputies that she saw the finger tied off. By PATRICIA MEADE


Church group plans a feast of salads

Church group plans a feast of salads CAMPBELL -- In conjunction with Black History Month, the


Man shot in stomach

Man shot in stomach YOUNGSTOWN -- James Whitaker, 53, of Shannon Road, Girard, was in guarded


BECKY SHER | Hype Learn language of love

Looking for a great gift to leave in your sweetie's locker on Valentine's Day? Or a treat to make


The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and


NILES Dinesol abatement will go to council

By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- Plans to add a 100,000-square-foot


hCiting threats, school cancels Sharpton visit

hCiting threats, school cancels Sharpton visit CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The Rev. Al Sharpton


WEDNESDAY'S NHL SUMMARIES

WEDNESDAY'S NHL SUMMARIES SENATORS 3, PENGUINS 0 Ottawa012--3 Pittsburgh000--0 First Period


Council OKs tax break

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Owners of commercial and industrial buildings in the borough may soon be getting


DAYTONA IROC LINEUP

DAYTONA IROC LINEUP Wednesday; race Friday Daytona International Speedway Lap Length: 2.5-mile


Jennifer Adair, Mr. Garczewski plan May vows

XAUSTINTOWN -- Warren and Frances Adair of 5611 Tarrytown Lane are announcing the engagement of


IRAQ Developments

The latest developments in the tension over Iraq: Pope John Paul II received Iraqi Deputy Prime


HEALTH INSURANCE Rising costs also swamp public sector

Higher premiums are being passed on to government workers and retired teachers. By WILLIAM K.


Two new elementary schools could open as soon as September 2004.

Two new elementary schools could open as soon as September 2004. & lt;a


Electric lines spark Internet power play

By JIM SUHR AP BUSINESS WRITER ST. LOUIS -- Coming to a home or office near you could be an


Angela Fraifogl to be bride of Martin Lesnak

XThe engagement of Angela L. Fraifogl and Martin N. Lesnak, both of 275 Sunbrook Lane, Hagerstown,


NORTHWEST PA. Leaders hear ideas for economic gain

The mountains are scenic, but theyblock television and cell phone signals. FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) -- A


TERRORISM What's happening

The latest developments in the war on terrorism: PROTECTING CHILDREN The United States is not


UNIVERSITIES Colleges are revamping dining halls

The goal is to keep students eating on campus. By VICKI LEE PARKER RALEIGH NEWS & amp;


CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the


NASCAR 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.


SOMERSET, PA. Monument planned to miners, rescuers

The property owners say about 50,000 people have already visited the site. SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A


Junior wins Busch race, eyes Speed Weeks sweep

He is the first driver to win back-to-back Busch races since his late father in 1994. DAYTONA


BETH DICKEY WILLIAM NICHOLAS

BETH DICKEY WILLIAM NICHOLAS XORANGEVILLE, Pa. -- Married at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 during a private


Parents announce Miller-Ranck wedding date

XPlans for the upcoming marriage of Michelle Miller and Brian Ranck, both of 148 Willow Ave.,


TV offers a chance for everyday folks

Frank Sinatra was discovered on a 1937 radio show that offered stardom to amateurs. By DAVE MASON


Washington Post

Washington Post JOKER FOR JESUS: Burt Rosenberg, a Messianic Jew, says, "Joy is the serious


Renewal of vows marks LaPaze 50th anniversary

XSTRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Gerald David LaPaze, 233 W. Hopewell Drive, observed their 50th wedding


PREP SWIMMING District meet

When: Thursday-Saturday Where: Cleveland State University Cost: $6 per session Thursday's schedule:


HEADED TO JAIL: Misty Davis, 22, reacts to Judge Robert P. Milich's decision to run her jail time

HEADED TO JAIL: Misty Davis, 22, reacts to Judge Robert P. Milich's decision to run her jail time


YOUNGSTOWN Indictment shows links in cocaine ring

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- A 1996 Ford Windstar van used to


with Tameka Woodberry

with Tameka Woodberry Age: 28. Occupation: Development officer, Youngstown's Economic


SENTENCINGS Mercer County

Judge Michael Wherry of Mercer County Common Pleas Court issued sentences to 10 convicted criminals


SMITH & amp; WESSON Company unveils biggest handgun

The new handgun is powerful enough to stop a charging bear. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Dirty Harry


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Scott M. Hays, 22, of 196 Clifton Drive, Boardman, and Jessica


It took the elder Earnhardt 17 tries to win NASCAR's biggest event.

It took the elder Earnhardt 17 tries to win NASCAR's biggest event. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) --


National Basketball Association

National Basketball Association Conference Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST


TODAY

TODAY 3 p.m. (USA) Golf: PGA Buick Invitational. 6 p.m. (WBBW-AM 1240) "Inside Boxing." 6:40


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Presidents Day

State, county and federal agencies and other businesses that will be closed on Monday, Presidents


Autism program takes team approach to teaching

The autism classroom was created at Fairhaven three years ago. & lt;a


MAHONING COUNTY Authorities search for dog that attacked Austintown girl

The girl received 25 stitches because of the dog bite. YOUNGSTOWN -- The brown dog that bit a 16-


War debate tears at U.N. alliance

The U.N.'s chief weapons inspector is submitting a new report today. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


Homebuyer workshop

Homebuyer workshop A free, first-time homebuyer workshop will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at


"It's better to be safe than sorry."

Opinion: "It's better to be safe than sorry." Melissa Jackson Of Tulsa, Okla., who responded to the


LISBON Doctor's sentence: 4 years in prison

The physician was convicted of sexual charges in December. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


YOUNGSTOWN Former city lawyer defrauds law firm

The former attorney pleaded guilty to a prosecutor's bill of information. By BOB JACKSON


Corporations being warned about pirating

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Movie studios and record labels are taking their case against illegal Internet


BATTERED WOMEN Blows from the system

Shelters for abused women may, in the end, save more men's lives than women's. By ALEXANDRA MARKS


Family gathering held to honor Biangone jubilee

XSTRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biangone, 362 W. Omar St., were guests of honor during a family


YOUNGSTOWN Inspectors declare junk cars a no-go

The sweep turned up a likely squatter in a recently raided drug house. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


WASHINGTON Enron's schemes fuel Dems' efforts to cut tax shelters

Even the IRS was fooled by Enron's manipulation of the tax laws. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Evidence of


SALEM SCHOOLS Interviews for treasurer's post to begin

A suspended district employee is one of the applicants. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


REGION

REGION Hagan, trade group oppose nonunion labor YOUNGSTOWN -- Western Reserve Building and


Yerian-Boffa engagement is announced

XAlane L. Yerian, 918 Davis Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, and David M. Boffa, 139 Marwyck Place Lane,


Bin Laden still has the ability to spread panic worldwide

Opinion: The Bush administration can try to spin the latest communiqu & eacute; purportedly from Osama


SEWING Double bias piping creates a striking edge treatment

Use piping to create one-of-a-kind garments. By SUSAN KHALJE SCRIPPS HOWARD A friend of mine


Grape-seed extract facts

LOS ANGELES TIMES After scientists observed in the 1980s that French people had low rates of heart


Democrats seem to forget the way things were

Opinion: Democrats seem to forget the way things were EDITOR: I am amazed at how hypocritical the liberal


HELLO KITTY Products find purr-fect niche as collectibles

Adults and children alike are enthralled with the little white kitten. WASHINGTON POST Andrea


GOLF Annika accepts PGA invitation

Sorenstam will play in the Bank of America Colonial in May in Fort Worth, Texas. By JOE LOGAN


YSU Respiratory careers are moving into the fast lane

The goal of YSU's FAST-TRACK is designed to reach healthcare workers who are underemployed. By


AUSTINTOWN Ex-Tamco workers allege unfair hiring by Snyder's

Snyder's says that it has hired 144 and that all but six are ex-Tamco workers. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


Concordia Chorus installs officers at February meeting

AUSTINTOWN -- The installation of officers for 2003 was a highlight of a meeting held Feb. 4 by


EXHIBITION: A fragment of the Book of Exodus is among the portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls on

EXHIBITION: A fragment of the Book of Exodus is among the portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls on


Wedding planned by Miss Simchick and Mr. Millward

XEDISON, N.J. -- Announcement is being made of the engagement of Sandra Simchick and Christopher


Penguins fall again against Panthers

Youngstown State stayed close for a half. & lt;a href=mailto:mollica@vindy.com & gt;By


ODDPOST Timing is right for frugal dot-com startup

The software designer isn't having trouble finding qualified help. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --


WASHINGTON Bill to encourage corporate responsibility

The congressman's bill would close a loophole in a federal anti-fraud act. THE VIDICATOR,


Protesters hope to put a freeze on war

The Youngstown rally was part of an international anti-war effort. & lt;a


Jerks aren't fit to be at the gym

By ALINE McKENZIE KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS With the new year, it's time for people to join gyms


BASKETBALL Woman coaches D-I men for game

Teresa Phillips was filling in for a suspended coach. By TERESA M. WALKER AP SPORTS WRITER


BIG TEN Northwestern shocks Purdue

Minnesota has won five of its last six games. ASSOCIATED PRESS EVANSTON, Ill. -- Aaron Jennings


Doctor's sentence: 4 years in prison

The physician was convicted of sexual charges in December. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


PARENTING Before that dreaded sex talk, prepare, experts say

Many of today's parents still have trouble talking with their children about sex. By SAMANTHA


3 area teens face charges after being stopped by police

CANFIELD -- Police said they arrested three teens early today after finding brass knuckles and


Associated Press

Associated Press FRUGAL LEADERS: Toni Schneider, center, chief executive officer of Oddpost, is


MAC Ball State tops Kent; Marshall mauls Akron

The Thundering Herd led by 16 at halftime and cruised over the Zips. ASSOCIATED PRESS MUNCIE,


WESTERN RESERVE | School board action

The Western Reserve Board of Education handled these matters Thursday night: Approved parental


ICL W. Reserve needs OT to tame Ridge

Ann Marie Ricciardi netted 29 points to break the Blue Devils' career record. By DOUG CHAPIN


Esparras mark golden jubilee at Mass, dinner

XCAMPBELL -- Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Esparra of 650 Penhale Ave. were honored Jan. 11 at a Mass at St.


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XBranch 28 of the William Penn Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Denny's


YOUNGSTOWN Family sues driver, police over injuries

YOUNGSTOWN -- The family of a Youngstown man, injured when he was involved in a traffic accident


INDICTMENTS | Mahoning County

The following people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury: Terris Shepard, 19,


TREASURER HOPEFULS Latest applicants

KIMBERLY BRADY Residence: 2410 Brayton Ave., Alliance. Current job: Assistant treasurer at


MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners await vote on funds from state

The state Senate will consider the matter next week. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2003. There are 320 days left in the year. This is

Opinion: Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2003. There are 320 days left in the year. This is


Marines, families brace for unknown

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


LAWRENCE COUNTY Defendant gives his reasons for holes in story

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Jury deliberations were expected


Boardman High School senior Jeff Evans, above, comes under scrutiny by Sinbad, a Russian wolfhound,

Boardman High School senior Jeff Evans, above, comes under scrutiny by Sinbad, a Russian wolfhound,


Utility pole is blamed for power outage

Utility pole is blamed for power outage POLAND -- Some 2,736 customers in the vicinity of U.S.


SURPLUS FOOD

SURPLUS FOOD Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Cornersburg, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday,


TUESDAY'S GAMES

TUESDAY'S GAMES St. Louis 3, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Islanders 6, Tampa Bay 2 Montreal 3, Boston 1


HELOISE Spring-cleaning tips help you see clearly

Dear Readers: With the approach of the first day of spring, spring cleaning comes to mind for many.


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


INDUSTRIAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE Educators' achievements

U Karen Anness, Springfield Intermediate School; Charlotte Eskay and Jean Wargo, Holy Family School,


Girard Herb Society inducts new slate

GIRARD -- The Girard Herb Society met Jan. 21 at First Baptist Church for installation of officers.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials stress need to raise tax

A second public hearing on the proposed tax increase is set for next week. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


AROUND THE NHL

AROUND THE NHL Wednesday's games Blue Jackets 1, Sharks 0 COLUMBUS -- Marc Denis stopped 38


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Divorces asked Robert G. Anderson, 943 Plaza View Apt. #E, Youngstown, vs.


Those who believe and do good, they are the best of creatures.

Those who believe and do good, they are the best of creatures. Koran 98:7


Denise Hoon, Frank Belan Jr. are engaged

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Announcement is being made by Judy and Emil Cerimele, 3135 Sunnybrook Drive, of the


Explosion kills 15

Explosion kills 15 BOGOTA, Colombia -- A massive explosion rocked the southern city of Neiva today


RELUCTANT ALLIES HAVE A POINT

Opinion: RELUCTANT ALLIES HAVE A POINT St. Louis Post-Dispatch: President George W. Bush and Defense


GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. Museum to show part of Dead Sea Scrolls

The exhibit offers a rare look at the biblical manuscripts. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- The Public


OHIO BUDGET Taft fights provision on facility closings

A panel would be formed every time a facility closing is announced. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR


SHARPSVILLE, PA. Officials discuss sewer plan

Sharpsville, Hermitage and South Pymatuning Township would have to pick up part of the cost. By


FORUM HEALTH New vice president to focus on fund raising

YOUNGSTOWN -- Forum Health has named Richard K. Geicek to a new position as senior vice president of


OHIO BUDGET Cutting housing programs concerns advocates

The governor's plan would help one program and hurt three others, critics say. By JEFF ORTEGA


Poes celebrate 50th anniversary by renewing vows

XCANFIELD -- Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Jim Poe, 9456 Youngstown-Salem Road, celebrated their 50th


LOTTERY RESULTS

SATURDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings Pick 3, 0-6-8 Pick 4, 3-0-5-5 Buckeye 5, 13-20-24-


Federal money set aside for Route 62

Federal money set aside for Route 62 SALEM -- Nearly $1 million in federal highway funds is


Seeds jubilee is observed with trip to Arizona

XNORTH LIMA -- Mr. and Mrs. Howard Seeds, 1170 Sharrott Creek Drive, were joined by family members


NBA STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE WLPctGB Indiana3615.706-- Detroit3315.68811/2 New


YOUNGSTOWN 2010 Council to adopt vision of future

Adopting the vision will allow some efforts to start now. & lt;a


Muslim leaders in Valley express little fear of FBI tally

It is unclear how many U.S. Muslims there are. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION EDITOR


WEDNESDAY'S SCORES

WEDNESDAY'S SCORES BASEBALL SOUTH Anderson, S.C. 11, Southern Wesleyan 10 Belmont 7,