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Associated Press

Associated Press GETTING READY: South Korean soldiers prepare for any incursion from North Korea

BFI garbage trucks on regular schedule

BFI garbage trucks on regular schedule YOUNGSTOWN -- Browning-Ferris Industries of Ohio,

Fouls sink Penguins up north

Wisconsin-Green Bay's final 15 points came at the line. VINDICATOR STAFF/WIRE REPORT GREEN BAY,


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.82 1.85 Bank One,.84,36.4736.50 Clear Channel,

Improved MRI system

Improved MRI system WARREN -- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital has installed a new magnetic

Police investigate fatal 3-car crash

Police investigate fatal 3-car crash NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- State police continue to investigate a

Digging out When road crews can't keep up, it's time for the tow trucks.

VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT YOUNGSTOWN -- It was the perfect time to crawl under a blanket in front of


SURPLUS FOOD Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, various commodities,

Youngstown mayor is right in seeking an explanation

Opinion: There is a possibility that the city of Youngstown will file a lawsuit to challenge the evaluation

YSU closing forces concert cancellation

YOUNGSTOWN -- The closing of Youngstown State University on Monday because of a winter storm led to

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Toy Lending Library aims for many happy returns

When Ben Franklin came up with the concept of a subscription library, he probably didn't have the

Police seeking driver who got away

AUSTINTOWN -- Police continue their search for a man who led them on a chase through the township

49ERS Coaches Mora, Knapp retained

Two others from Steve Mariucci's staff also will return under new coach Dennis Erickson. SANTA

HALFWAY HOUSE Declining usage

Community Corrections Association's halfway facility on Market Street has reported a drop in the

INDIANS Gutierrez has unsure career after surgery

The infielder is making progress from neck surgery in October. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Ricky

The French resistance

Opposition led by France has thwarted U.S. efforts to gain U.N. support for war. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE


WRESTLING TEAM SCORING 1. Beaver Local, 229. 2. Claymont, 213.5. 3. Buckeye Local, 134.5. 4.

Commissioners are starting process for employee layoffs

Commissioners are still evaluating how many employees will be laid off. By BOB JACKSON

NBA Pistons' defense chokes Cavs

Darius Miles couldn't bear to watch as Cleveland lost its 43rd game. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chauncey

SNOW BUSINESS Making buyers happy

Eastwood Mall hasn't had to get heavy equipment to haul snow away -- yet. VINDICATOR STAFF

AIRLINES Northwest says no to raising passenger fares

Airlines failed for the third time in 60 days to raise fares. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS FORT

MAHONING COUNTY Boiler system problems keep 2 schools closed for a day

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two Mahoning County schools were cold and empty today as pupils stayed home because of

Holiday, snowstorm lead to blood shortage

Six blood types are in short supply in northeastern Ohio. Two days of little or no blood

Township begins unusual plan to spearhead land development

A township CIC will be directed by three board members. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

TOP 25 BASKETBALL Simien paces Kansas

Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy was ejected for arguing a charging call. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) --


AGENDA WEDNESDAY Canfield Board of Education, 6 p.m., board office. Canfield city council, 6

Canfield has the right hold

The Cardinals won a sectional title and advanced nine wrestlers to the district meet. By BRIAN

Mike is Mike

Mike is Mike Mike Tyson gave the world a glimpse of the new tattoo on his face. What he didn't

The weather outside was frightful for some and delightful for others. Above, Jennifer Grist and her

The weather outside was frightful for some and delightful for others. Above, Jennifer Grist and her

NEW CASTLE Ricciardi gets life sentence in girl's murder

The jury deliberated Ricciardi's fate for seven minutes. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

WOMEN'S TOP 25 BASKETBALL Sunday's games

No. 1 Connecticut 84, Seton Hall 44 STORRS, Conn. -- Barbara Turner scored 16 points and had eight

Diplomats: New resolution in works

The resolution would declare justification for military action against Iraq. UNITED NATIONS (AP)

PENNSYLVANIA Service plazas on turnpike will provide defibrillators

About 200,000 defibrillators are being used nationwide. NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania

FBI takes business files

FBI takes business files WARREN -- FBI agents removed files from a North Park Avenue business

NHL Stars Tugnutt, Hatcher hold off Sharks, 3-1

Dallas center Mike Modano was honored before the game. ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS -- Ron Tugnutt

CONFLICT IN IRAQ U.S. waits for Turkey's OK, but there's still a plan 'B'

Opening a northern front through Turkey is a key in the American war plan. WASHINGTON (AP) --

SUMMITVILLE Mayor faces several sex-related charges

EAST PALESTINE -- Salem businessman and Summitville Mayor Arthur Spack is expected to answer sex-


Opinion: MEDICATE TO KILL Washington Post: Charles Laverne Singleton is a death-row inmate in Arkansas,

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Todd and Shari Jones, 579 Country Line Road, Lake Milton, girl, Feb. 15. Danielle

Teen near death after transplant error

Teen near death after transplant error DURHAM, N.C. -- A teenager from Mexico whose family moved

Those seeking levies to pay cost of special elections

A Trumbull County MRDD tax levy will cost $75,000. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

HELOISE Cleaning isn't the same as disinfecting

Dear Heloise: My husband and I were discussing the difference between disinfecting and cleaning. I

AROUND THE NBA Sunday's other games

Timberwolves 109, Warriors 102 MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett had 37 points and 22 rebounds, and

Early start proved good move for Fox and NASCAR fans

The network's crew performed well considering it was pressed into action to fill extra air time.


CITY WARDS By the numbers Populations by city ward as outlined in the 2000 Census:

OHIO Priority of cleanups seen as a challenge

One challenge facing the OEPA is determining sources of environmental pollutants. PART TWO OF A

Morford deserves promotion for success as crimefighter

Opinion: Barring some unforeseen problem, Lorain County Prosecutor Greg White will be confirmed by the United

EASTERN U.S. Storm causes loss of sale day for stores

Many stores closed on the biggest sales day of the month. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Though some people

MAHONING JAILS CCA seeks to reduce population

The CCA office on Market Street offers electronic monitoring. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

YOUNGSTOWN Police seize coins in arrest

The suspect told police he was given the items as payment for heroin. YOUNGSTOWN -- Detectives

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Colucci's goals propel M/U

Mooney/Ursuline defeated Boardman, 4-2. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BOARDMAN --

This time, yellow line sends Marlin reeling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Sterling Marlin stayed in his car this time. Too bad he didn't stay

Spurs set mark for wins on road

The team beat five playoff contenders during its eight-game tear. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) --

COLD FUN IN THE WINTERTIME: The combination of heavy snow and no school meant play time for many

COLD FUN IN THE WINTERTIME: The combination of heavy snow and no school meant play time for many

Airport health is key to base, officials stress

All military installations are targets for closure. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


MAHONING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE Varsity boys Results, Feb. 12 High individual

Fernandez puts woes behind him with win

He won the $1.6 million tournament by three strokes. NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- On the verge of his

NATIONAL LEAGUE Pirates make plans in case catcher Cota can't make start

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time in eight years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will open the

Mayor Angelo pushes to pass increase in city's garbage rate

A meeting to discuss the proposed increase is set for today. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

Wounded by gunfire

Wounded by gunfire YOUNGSTOWN -- Charles E. Hanlon, 61, of Southern Boulevard was in guarded

Thanks to the rain, Waltrip reigns

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Waltrip hoisted the Daytona 500 trophy above his head in a

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 'King James' deploys his arsenal of dunks

He moved into seventh on the career scoring list in Ohio with 2,463 points. DAYTON (AP) -- "King


XFormer classmates of all classes of St. Columba School in Youngstown who are interested in a class


REGION Seminar targets women investors WARREN -- Reservations are being accepted for Investing

Officials present case for sales-tax increase

A sales tax reduction four years ago saved consumers $20 million, officials say. By STEPHEN SIFF


WEDNESDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-9-5 Pick 4, 9-9-3-8 Buckeye 5, 11-15-17-


AREA Correction South Range's Justin Carolyne, competing in the 112-pound class, advanced to

PGA Tiger answers all questions in dominant return

Brad Faxon was the only serious challenger at the Buick Invitational. SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tiger

CONFLICT WITH IRAQ Powell shows optimism on answer from Turkey

U.S. ships filled with tanks and other armor wait for word off the Turkish coast. WASHINGTON (AP)

YOUNGSTOWN Council member: Redistrict

The city charter says wards should be 'nearly as equal in population as possible.' By ROGER G.