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NEW CASTLE More charges filed in holiday slaying

A preliminary hearing is set for next week. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW


NBA ROUNDUP | Thursday's games

Kings 118, Nets 82 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Sacramento Kings went on a 38-10 run bridging the


Ruling would expand vehicle emissions testing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Annual vehicle emissions inspections now required only on cars in


In state report cards, 3 districts retain academic crisis ratings

Across the state, pupils met 12 of 22 standards. & lt;a href=mailto:viviano@vindy.com &


JANUARY

JANUARY LANSING, MICH. Twistars USA Annual Invitational. 1,700 male and female gymnasts from


dirty computers

dirty computers


NORTH KOREA A dialogue on nonaggression deal?

Earlier this week, the United States said it was open to direct talks with North Korea. CHRISTIAN


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XO-My-O Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet at 6:30 p.m.


NEW CASTLE City's historical district discussed by council

Council will consider new golf course rates. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW


WARREN TOWNSHIP Man incompetent for cop-assault trial

The defendant will be placed in a psychiatric center until he is competent to stand trial. By


AREA COLLEGES Capital's Beck leads win over Mt. Union

Thiel reached 100 points against Hiram. COLUMBUS -- Jake Beck scored 26 points as Capital


WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Jan. 12: TODAY Post 235, American Legion, 11 High St., Girard,


QUESTIONS About Austintown

20/20 -- Austintown is an effort to create a plan for the township's future. The effort is being


NFL Browns hire Campo to direct the defense

BEREA (AP) -- Former Dallas coach Dave Campo was hired as Cleveland's new defensive coordinator on


Family files complaint after cop shoots dog

Family files complaint after cop shoots dog COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A family has filed multiple


"Greek-Americans are a different race of people, they are a completely different thing. The movie's

Opinion: "Greek-Americans are a different race of people, they are a completely different thing. The movie's


ARENA PROJECT Land-deal closing scheduled

Studies are being conducted on the arena's seating and on the size of the hotel and conference


CANFIELD Young artist wins top honors for landscape in national contest

This award-winning artist says her high school art teacher helped inspire her to succeed. By IAN


The Sitlers are marking 50th year of marriage

XCOLUMBIANA -- Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sitler, 158 N. Middle St., will observe their 50th wedding


Pulitzer prints are prized by public

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Lilly Pulitzer fans are long accustomed to the floral prints, bright


DANIEL WEBSTER | Coins Maple leaf carries promise of luck

The Royal Canadian Mint has struck a good-luck charm to launch the new year. The 2003 maple leaf


ONE-ON-ONE | Gwendolyn Hughes Doctor's work at clinic turns from obligation to joy

What are you most proud of? My children. They are my pride and joy, and what I basically live for.


AUSTINTOWN Township group has the future in focus

Its vision of the township's future is expected to be complete in August. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


BOARDMAN Cops exhort witnesses of crimes to act quickly

An attack on a woman at a mall could have been solved had police been called promptly, an


Today is Saturday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2003. There are 354 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2003. There are 354 days left in the year. On this date


Promising year grounded by wave of injuries

A depleted secondary contributed to Sunday's playoff loss to the Buccaneers. By TOM WILLIAMS


FATHER BLEAHU Jesus' baptism marked in rite

Theophany is a Greek word formed by two words: theos, or God, and phanya, or manifestation


POINTERS Making meetings work

Family meetings might not put everyone on the same page about family finances, but at least you'll


POLAND Village man files lawsuit

The suit alleges acts of excessive use of force by police. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


The fabric of American life has become increasingly diverse since the Norman Rockwell image of the "

The fabric of American life has become increasingly diverse since the Norman Rockwell image of the "


Follow steps to your goal

OK, the New Year has officially started. It's time to take stock, decide what you want to happen


Crews use water jets at mine

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. (AP) -- One hundred people using more than a million gallons of water had


NILES Best Buy will hire 100 for new store

To avoid long lines of applicants, the retailer will use a telephone screening process. By CYNTHIA


U.S. abortion rate hits 29-year low

U.S. abortion rate hits 29-year low DETROIT -- The U.S. abortion rate has fallen to its lowest


LORDSTOWN Council seeking grant for waterline

The grant would be combined with money committed by the village and the state. By SHERRI L.


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLTOLPtsGFGAHomeAway


The judge called the former superintendent's actions 'pathetic and pitiful.'

The judge called the former superintendent's actions 'pathetic and pitiful.' By PEGGY SINKOVICH


NHL ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

Flyers 4, Islanders 0 UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves for his first shutout of


AGENDA

AGENDA MONDAY Austintown Township trustees, 7 p.m., 82 Ohltown Road, Austintown. Mill Creek


CANFIELD Business zone boost debated

Most of those attending opposed the business zone expansion. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR


HOUSE PLANS Dream laundry room handles variety of chores

Homeowners are specific about what they want in their laundry rooms and how the items are situated.


S.C. MEMORIAL Cold War sub vets receive memorial

Submarine crews helped the United States win without firing shot. By BRUCE SMITH ASSOCIATED


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.032.10 Bank One,.84,37.1237.15 Clear Channel,


THURSDAY'S TRANSACTIONS

THURSDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Named Rick Ingallas, West


BUDGET Judge raises the bar in fight

If commissioners don't come up with more money soon, a lawsuit will be filed against them in court.


Rooney sides with referee on penalty

The team owner gave coach Bill Cowher another strong vote of confidence, despite the latest


MAHONING VALLEY 53 pupils plan for trip to Australia

The pupils will visit the Great Barrier reef, a tropical rain forest and a farm in the outback


AUSTRALIAN OPEN

AUSTRALIAN OPEN Thursday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Surface: Hard-Outdoor Men


BIG TEN BASKETBALL Spartans beat Buckeyes in league opener

Freshman Maurice Ager scored a career-high 15 points for Michigan State. EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)


Blansett-Ray nuptials are set for March 8

XAnnouncement is being made of the forthcoming marriage of Melissa K. Blansett and Stephen P. Ray,


Police arrest two outside nightclub

AUSTINTOWN -- Police said a Youngstown man cursed at them and ignored their commands to end an


Council OKs $60,000 to aid Playhouse

Half is a grant and half is a loan. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN --


TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's college basketball

No. 5 Tennessee 91, Old Dominion 63 NORFOLK, Va. -- Kara Lawson scored 19 points to lead fifth-


DOW LANDMARKS Historic moments

Some significant levels for the Dow Jones industrial average: Dec. 6, 1974: 577, last bear market


MERCER COUNTY Commissioners

The commissioners also handled these matters Thursday: Opened bids for five buses for the Mercer


Shontz jubilee is celebrated at dinner party

XLIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shontz Sr. of Liberty Township marked their 50th wedding


AUSTINTOWN Credit unions merge, expand

Officials say the merger will provide more services and conveniences to members. By CYNTHIA


Judge sentences Toledo man to six months for falsification

STRUTHERS -- A Toledo man will spend the next six months behind bars after fabricating reports of a


NUTRITION PROGRAMS In the area

MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in


NFC PLAYOFFS Historic rally has Niners believing

But San Francisco must overcome injuries to earn a road win against Tampa. By TOM WILLIAMS


Hard Rock Vault to open in Florida

Hard Rock Vault to open in Florida Jim Morrison's leather pants, Buddy Holly's signature


MAHONING VALLEY $1.59M available for environmental projects

More than $1.26 million was granted in the two counties to protect nearly 250 acres of natural


COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's top 25

No. 3 Connecticut 67, Rutgers 62 HARTFORD, Conn. -- Diana Taurasi scored 24 points, and


NATION

NATION CVS settles claims WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- CVS Corp. agreed Thursday to pay $1.1 million to


WESTERN RESERVE SCHOOLS District improves state grade

The board hired head coaches in five sports. By JoANN JONES VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BERLIN


Hearing is set for baby sitter

GIRARD -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday for a 20-year-old Youngstown man who


Columbus Day Committee elects slate

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Greater Columbus Day Committee of the Mahoning Valley met Dec. 30 at the home of


SOFTWARE Microsoft pulls .NET tag from 'Web services'

The company has altered the branding of the confusing strategy. SEATTLE (AP) -- For a time, just


Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune LUCK IN THE LEAF: Canada's 2003 Good Fortune Hologram Silver Maple Leaf Coin


LaTourette: Ryan will get seat on transport panel

LaTourette said one of his priorities will be to persuade an airline to 'run at least a couple of


LOWELLVILLE Stop signs to be installed near school

Traffic has been a concern at the high school. LOWELLVILLE -- Village council has named William


HELOISE Lemon adds new twist to classic hint

Dear Heloise: I've heard something about baking soda mixed with lemon juice to keep drains clear and


DOWNTOWN STORES Smaller shops are chain reaction

Cities look to unique, local merchants to keep retailing alive downtown. CLEVELAND (AP) -- For


LOCAL

LOCAL Writing workshop for January BOARDMAN -- Author JoAnne Cassity will direct "Writing Well,"


The Vindicator

The Vindicator STANDING OUT: Cory Cantelupe, 16, of Canfield, attracts attention with his wild


Council OKs $60,000 to aid the Playhouse

Half is a grant and half is a loan. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN --


LOCAL COLLEGES Late run helps Titans stop skid

Carlow College used a late rally to beat Geneva. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Westminster College


THE BENEFITS Results of study

According to Stanford University psychologist Frederic Luskin's book, "Forgive for Good: A Proven


Death at Mahoning jail

Death at Mahoning jail YOUNGSTOWN -- Fabio Rucci, 38, of Amberly Drive, Austintown, used linens in


YOUNGSTOWN -- Nancy Walega, administrative assistant for the Mahoning County Engineer's Office, has

YOUNGSTOWN -- Nancy Walega, administrative assistant for the Mahoning County Engineer's Office, has


Woman sentenced on gun, drug charges

PITTSBURGH -- Anita Ward, 28, of North Cascade Street, New Castle, has been sentenced in federal


Finally, a result is all Wright

Doug Underwood had 24 points in Youngstown State's 66-60 win. & lt;a


WALL STREET Will the New Year's rally carry into the rest of '03?

Except for four times, since 1950, early January gains led to yearly advances. NEW YORK (AP) --


Homeowners meeting

Homeowners meeting The North East Homeowners Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Price


FASHIONS Stylist adds polish to make stars shine

This dresser for celebrities puts his clients into perfect apparel. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS In


ARENA PROJECT Closing date set for land purchase

Studies are being conducted on the arena's seating and other features and on the size of the hotel


WARREN CITY COUNCIL Proposal targets health, life insurance benefits

Elimination of the coverage can't occur during an official's term. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


Economy punished 2002 players

With stock prices waning, the brokers touted high dividends as a way to offset some of the losses.


An architecture professor says it would break his heart if the blast furnaces at Bethlehem Steel's

An architecture professor says it would break his heart if the blast furnaces at Bethlehem Steel's


Acme debt leads it to court

The company owes more than $1.5 million, according to court documents. & lt;a


Sex crimes, abuse of youths cause alarm

One official said the youth sex offenders are 'violent, graphic and dangerous.' MERCER, Pa. --


Stolen car recovered

Stolen car recovered STRUTHERS -- Police recently recovered a stolen car in the same Youngstown-


MARTIN SLOANE | Supermarket Shopper Make a resolution to enjoy shopping during the new year

Have you made your New Year's resolutions? Even if you have, there is always room for a few more,


WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Akron Hoban 57, Ursuline 44 E. Liverpool Christian 62,


INDICTMENTS | Mahoning County A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people Thursday:

William K. Busefink, 35, Broadway Street, Youngstown; three counts of forgery. Richard Sly, 27,


GRADUATES

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, N.C. Poland -- Jeff M. Donchess, bachelor of science in


Airport board opening

Airport board opening VIENNA -- Chairman Reid Dulberger has announced he does not wish to be


MIND AND BODY Forgive for your health

By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LMA GARCIA-SMITH AT- tended a meditative retreat four


SCHOOL FINANCES Fund-raisers help take up the slack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- With money tight and times tough, parents and teachers across the nation


Boardman, Ursuline in showdown

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF Boardman High girls basketball coach Ron Moschella doesn't


Park will exhibit nature photographs

CANFIELD -- Mill Creek Park officials are seeking entries for the park's nature photography exhibit,


Last respects for police dog

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU BOARDMAN -- No fallen police officer could ask for a


WINNING NUMBERS | January 4-10

OHIO Friday 1/10 Night drawings: Pick 3, 0-7-7 Pick 4, 3-4-2-5 Buckeye 5, 4-9-21-26-34 Mega


LB Bell sits out Thursday practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kendrell Bell sat out practice again Thursday


DETROIT Pension fund deficit eats into GM earnings

GM pumped nearly $5 billion in cash into its pension fund last year and has plans to put in $15.5


TENANT RATING Housing authority

Maintenance: 90 percent (89 percent). Communications: 71.7 percent (76.2 percent). Safety: 67.5


'THE LAST SUPPER' 'Honest-to-God' play in a very real setting

The performance takes place in the actor-playwright's apartment. By VERENA DOBNIK ASSOCIATED


Jailer resigns in midst of probe

When the internal investigation is completed, it will be given to the county prosecutor, the sheriff


OHIO Official: Deregulation of electric is working

With the highest prices in the state, FirstEnergy has the most customers switching to other


GIRARD SCHOOLS Former official is due in court

If convicted of all of the charges, the former schools chief could face up to 16 years in prison.


SHARON 3 men arrested in attacks on officer

The officer was assaulted twice within a matter of minutes by three men, authorities said. SHARON,


TORAH Restoration project

Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty, is sponsoring a series of events as part of its Torah


SHARON Trash-recycling fee will increase under contract with new hauler

Waste Management didn't want to renew its pact. SHARON, Pa. -- City council approved a new three-


YOUNGSTOWN STATE 57, CLEVELAND STATE 55

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 57, CLEVELAND STATE 55 CLEVELAND ST. (6-9, 1-2) -- Jermaine Robinson 0-6 0-1 0,


ON CAMPUS College football news

Michigan State: Quarterback Jeff Smoker has kept up with his substance-abuse recovery for a possible


Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2003. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2003. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in


POLAND Council delays filling of seat

Two men are now vying for the vacant council seat. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF


LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials devise recycling plan

Some funding will come from a grant; enforcing landfill fees would raise more, a commissioner says.


NFL PLAYOFFS

NFL PLAYOFFS WILD-CARD ROUND Jan. 4 AFC N.Y. Jets 41, Indianapolis 0 NFC Atlanta 27,


LAWRENCE COUNTY Boardman man charged in robberies

The man told police he used the money to pay his bills. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE


"Sanctions mean a war, and the war knows no mercy."

Opinion: "Sanctions mean a war, and the war knows no mercy." A warning From North Korea's state-run news


Today is Friday, January 10, the 10th day of 2003. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, January 10, the 10th day of 2003. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date


Gay community members just want love, acceptance

By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER athleen Johnson always knew she wanted to be a mom.


Diesel fuel cleanup

Diesel fuel cleanup LORDSTOWN -- Workers with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency cleaned up


BOARDMAN GIRLS Back-to-back wins was not easy task

The Spartans capped two nights of action successfully. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR


MERCEDES CHAMPIONSHIPS

MERCEDES CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday At Plantation Course Kapalua, Hawaii Purse: $5 million


NFL SCHEDULE Divisional Playoffs

SATURDAY AFC Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 4:30 p.m. (WKBN-27, KDKA-2, WOIO-19, WBBW-AM 1240) NFC


FLOWERS Balanced watering helps orchids thrive

Give it the right light for the best chance of blooming. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Proper


Kieffers mark 50th at family gathering

XAUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kieffer of 509 Westgate Blvd. celebrated their 50th wedding


Face painting can be a colorful new experiment

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Neutral browns and creams are fine. But most makeup experts are touting a


Some ideas to reform business

If I could have a business-news wish come true this year, what would it be? To see more middle-


HORIZON LEAGUE Doliboa's late basket boosts Wright State

Butler slipped past Loyola of Chicago in overtime. ASSOCIATED PRESS DAYTON -- Seth Doliboa


Groups urged to end effort for Islamic law

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's two largest moderate Muslim organizations have called on


ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1 NEW YORK -- Bobby Holik scored twice and newly acquired defenseman Boris


ANNIE'S MAILBOX She's opposed to his visits for legal reasons

Dear Annie: My husband and I had an argument regarding his best friend, "Jerry." Jerry smokes


MONDAY'S GAMES

MONDAY'S GAMES Nashville 5, Columbus 1 Los Angeles 3, Minnesota 2 Ottawa 5, N.Y. Rangers 2


COLUMBIANA CO. Perry trustee named to post

The new recorder is expected to resign from his township position next week. By NORMAN LEIGH


POLICE CALLS

Summary of recent police activity in Boardman and Poland: BOARDMAN Dec. 30 Criminal damage: A


SWEDEN

Opinion: SWEDEN Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm, Jan. 8: To do away with taxes on stock dividends is of course


DAVE KING | On file

Age: 55 (Born Dec. 22, 1947). Birthplace: North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Family: Wife,


Serena's opener is close call

No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt was also stretched in his first-round match. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --


St. Alban's Lodge 677 seats new officers

The new leader has served four terms as master of his primary lodge. YOUNGSTOWN -- George M.


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Krystan Zandarski, 4773 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, girl, Jan. 7. Michael Martin and


WPIAL GIRLS New Castle drops first contest to Butler 55-49

The Tornadoes needed overtime to snap the Red Hurricanes' win streak. By BILL ALBRIGHT


FARRELL Mercer Co. Agency on Aging seeks buyer for former center

The agency had planned to renovate and expand the former school building at one time. By HAROLD


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

THURSDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA Warren Harding 69, Austintown Fitch 26 Boardman 49,


Weathersfield delays decision to join collaborative

MINERAL RIDGE -- The Weathersfield Board of Education has delayed a decision on whether to join a


In case of emergency

In case of emergency EAST LIVERPOOL -- The Columbiana County Health Department will distribute


EMPLOYMENT Projected shortage of labor will bring turmoil, expert says

Corporate leaders are focusing so much on next quarter's stock price that they are missing a looming


MERCEDES CHAMPIONSHIPS SCORES

MERCEDES CHAMPIONSHIPS SCORES Thursday At Plantation Course Kapalua, Hawaii Purse: $5


Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003. There are 352 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003. There are 352 days left in the year. On this date in


HELOISE Sanitation is important for good health

Dear Readers: Most children love their pets and sometimes can get just a little too close to them.


MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES The best of many worlds

For these families, racial and cultural differences have only enriched their lives. & lt;a


MERCER COUNTY Residents blast worker raises in light of recent tax increase

County officials told the residents they are doing more with less. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK


TRUMBULL NEW THEATRE Two-woman show is sobering, funny, real

The show is perfectly cast. By GARRY CLARK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER NILES -- Trumbull New


Washam leads Saint Vincent past AMC-rival Geneva in OT

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Sophomore Dartona Washam scored 35 points to help St. Vincent College get past


Region would benefit greatly by joining Appalachian group

Opinion: Twenty-five years ago, then Youngstown Mayor Jack C. Hunter pushed to have Mahoning, Trumbull,


NILES Road project slated to begin

Most of the project will be funded by state Issue II money. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR


The following chart shows how members of the U.S. House from the region voted on key bills and

The following chart shows how members of the U.S. House from the region voted on key bills and


Block watch meeting

Block watch meeting YOUNGSTOWN -- Residents of the 4th and 5th wards are invited to attend a


Schools emphasize benefits of cultural diversity

By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER Ten years ago, six pupils in the Boardman school


JAMESTOWN, PA. Group wants smaller project

Some district taxpayers want the new gym to be dropped from the project. By HAROLD GWIN


TRUMBULL COUNTY Broccoli glop causes a stir

After seeing the casserole, commissioners suggested discussion between the juvenile justice center


NATION Coast Guard to develop new safety regulations

STATES NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- The nation's ports and maritime industry would face a tab of


Money talks, sensibly

Even the youngest kids should be involved in family discussions about money. By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL


ROOKIE: An urn containing the ashes of Rookie was brought to the township building after Saturday's

ROOKIE: An urn containing the ashes of Rookie was brought to the township building after Saturday's


Here's how to let bygones be bygones

The process of forgiveness takes time and effort. By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER I


Searchers find anchor, not missing woman

Searchers find anchor, not missing woman MODESTO, Calif. -- The submerged object found by sonar


COLUMBUS Sluggish Jackets fire King

The once-promising team has slipped to the bottom of the Western Conference. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Doug


Council voids eligibility list for vacant post

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The eligibility list for a full-time police officer's position has been


AUSTINTOWN Group has the future in focus

Its vision of the township's future is expected to be complete in August. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


READING Kids books grow up, deal with tough issues

Children are more sophisticated and have more complicated lives than they did years ago. By OLIVIA


NHL ROUNDUP Friday's games

Capitals 4, Hurricanes 1 RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mike Grier and Kip Miller scored in the opening 9:31 as


FIRST MEETING: Actors in "Sarah, Plain and Tall" portray the first meeting of Sarah Elizabeth

FIRST MEETING: Actors in "Sarah, Plain and Tall" portray the first meeting of Sarah Elizabeth


Group promotes youths

Group promotes youths CANFIELD -- Camp Fire USA Northeast Ohio Council is seeking speaking


Board puts hold on projects

The departed airport director will not be immediately replaced. & lt;a


TRUMBULL COUNTY Juveniles say there's no justice in being served broccoli glop

After seeing the casserole, commissioners suggested discussion between the juvenile justice center


Dr. Celebrezze grew up in Boardman, where her father, John, operates Homestead Restoration. Her

Dr. Celebrezze grew up in Boardman, where her father, John, operates Homestead Restoration. Her


In other business Wednesday, council:

In other business Wednesday, council: USent to a second reading a resolution opposing a proposal


SURPLUS FOOD

SURPLUS FOOD Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 467 Cohasset Drive, Youngstown, various


SECOND BANCORP Company: Quarter earnings lower than expected

The bank holding company expects earnings to increase 7 percent this year. WARREN -- Second


Police investigate vehicle burnings

FARRELL, Pa. -- Southwest Mercer County Regional Police are investigating a pair of vehicle arsons


GILDFORD, MONT. Hutterite columnist closed cultural chasm

The Hutterites are an Anabaptist sect, like the Amish and Mennonites. GILDFORD, Mont. (AP) -- Lisa


Above, Tommy Sampson, 3, of Fowler inspects his hand print he made during storytime for preschoolers

Above, Tommy Sampson, 3, of Fowler inspects his hand print he made during storytime for preschoolers


POLITICS Sen. Dole puts faith at forefront

She often spoke of her spiritual life during her campaign. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS At


BOARDMAN Indiana company will take over American Paper

The company's current owner will lose nearly $39 million on the sale. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


"I'm worried. I'm also proud. I'm going to miss him a whole lot and we don't know what's ahead."

Opinion: "I'm worried. I'm also proud. I'm going to miss him a whole lot and we don't know what's ahead."


NEW YORK Study criticizes funding methods for special education programs

Ohio has a system that creates financial incentives for increased special education enrollments, the


BOARDMAN Officials devise objectives for next few years

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN -- Township officials have come up with


Now's the time to mark calendars

Make the rest of the year less stressful by taking time this month to make appointments, note


Donna's Diner closes for winter, to reopen April 1

SHARON, Pa. -- Donna's Diner at 10 W. State St. has been closed for the winter. Owner James E.


TENNIS

TENNIS WTA TOUR CANBERRA CLASSIC RESULTS Today At The National Sports Club Canberra,


MEN'S TOP 25 Cal downs Oregon; Arizona routs WSU

The Bears are looking for respect in the Pac-10. ASSOCIATED PRESS BERKELEY, Calif. -- Don't tell


Nashville radio contest angers Steelers, Titans

Both teams agree the canceled promotion was in poor taste. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville


2 Canfield women indicted in Medicare, government fraud

CLEVELAND -- A federal grand jury has indicted two Canfield women, charging them and others with


JACK WOLLITZ The right bait is important

The calendar is moving relentlessly toward the beginning of the new fishing season and many anglers


THURSDAY'S NHL SUMMARY

THURSDAY'S NHL SUMMARY MAPLE LEAFS 4, PENGUINS 2 Toronto211--4 Pittsburgh020--2 First Period


Satellite seminars

Satellite seminars YOUNGSTOWN -- Christ Church Presbyterian (USA) will hold two satellite


TRUMBULL COUNTY Workers: Official arranged payment

The county auditor no longer allows vendor checks to be picked up at his office. By PEGGY


BOARDMAN Cops exhort witnesses to crimes to act quickly

An attack on a woman at a mall could have been solved had police been called promptly, an


WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Housing cuts anticipated

The agency is working on contingency plans in the event that the projected cut becomes a reality.


YOUNGSTOWN Library gives patrons Net access to accounts

Users also can sign up for e-mail notices about book due dates and other topics. YOUNGSTOWN --


BASEBALL Indians close to signing Spencer

The veteran outfielder has spent his entire career with the Yankees. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Outfielder


MERCER COUNTY Lawyer to seek election to bench

St. John worked as a district attorney's investigator and a legal assistant before earning his law


CUTTING THE (PHONE) CORD, OR NOT

Opinion: CUTTING THE (PHONE) CORD, OR NOT Chicago Tribune: Time was, parents deposited an incoming college


HARRISBURG Early-education money looks tight for Rendell

A recent study showed that 80 percent of preschool programs are not providing children an education


AFC PLAYOFFS Steelers seek redemption

Pittsburgh lost to the Titans in their first meeting on Nov. 17. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR


Shooting probed

Shooting probed EAST LIVERPOOL -- Police are investigating the shooting of Thomas G. Potts of Bank


Battle of the Bands at First Night was a winner

Opinion: Battle of the Bands at First Night was a winner EDITOR: I was disappointed that The Vindicator


TODAY

TODAY 12:30 p.m. (FOXSP) Horse racing: The Meadows. 7 p.m. (ESPN) Golf: Mercedes Championship.


Associated Press

Associated Press REMINDER: A pair of boots hangs from a basket in what was once a changing room in


Officials devise objectives for next few years

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN -- Township officials have come up with


A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

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