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2003 report cards

2003 report cards Area schools The Ohio Department of Education released the 2003 local report

Struggling Goodyear hints at layoffs, production cuts

AKRON (AP) -- With its stock price still down and its competitive pressures rising, Goodyear Tire

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Late, disputed bank shot spills Sooners

No. 25 Syracuse upset No. 11 Missouri. ASSOCIATED PRESS STILLWATER, Okla. -- Victor Williams

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP Bucs get another shot in the cold

Tampa Bay has lost four straight games to Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Tampa Bay

Mom sentenced in child lockout

It's a parent's role to protect the children, the prosecutor told the judge. By PATRICIA MEADE

LISBON Construction begins on center for disabled

The project was delayed by a dispute with the state over a sprinkler system. By NORMAN LEIGH

District copes with insurance cost rise

LORDSTOWN -- Officials say an unforeseen change in insurance premiums could put a small dent in the

A summary of police activity in the city of Canfield and Austintown:

A summary of police activity in the city of Canfield and Austintown: CANFIELD Jan. 8 Damage

ROUNDUP Monday's other games

Pistons 101, Magic 86 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and Ben Wallace had 19

Doctor convicted

Doctor convicted LISBON -- An East Liverpool physician faces up to a year in prison after a jury

OHIO STATE PRODUCTS The new color of money: scarlet and gray

By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Even tortilla chips are wearing scarlet


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Dale S. Fleischer, 41, of 4429 Burkey Road, Austintown, and


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st--Diamonds R Us (Brinkley)24.208.606.40 Act With Pride

FARRELL SCHOOLS Budget report in the black

The school district ended the year in the black for the first time in five years. By HAROLD GWIN

Delicious decadence

Delicious decadence kThe third annual For the Love of Chocolate Festival sponsored by The American

Cavs pummeled

Cavs pummeled Coming off a discouraging loss, the Portland Trail Blazers wanted to make quick work

Secession fight grows

FARRELL, Pa. -- The Farrell Area School Board has hired professional help in its fight to keep the

CLINTON, MISS. WorldCom aims to rejuvenate in the spring

Some analysts predict WorldCom will use the name of its MCI long-distance division. CLINTON, Miss.

LOUISVILLE, KY. Strikers at GE signal resolve

GE says it is meeting customers' needs despite the strike. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Striking

LORDSTOWN Village police chief is ending long career

Chief William Catlin's last day on the job is March 2. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.00 2.05 Bank One,.84,38.0938.12 Clear Channel, 43.00

OHIO Campus cutbacks still loom

The governor spoke of a link between higher education and the economic prosperity. By JEFF ORTEGA

ELLWOOD CITY, PA. Cops recover boy's wheelchair

It would have cost $8,000 and taken up to a year for a new wheelchair to be made. By MARALINE

Drug discount help to start

Commissioners appropriated $40,000 from sales tax revenue to help fund the program. By WILLIAM K.

GIRARD WATER Mayor: water rates won't be increased

The council also approved a code of conduct for youth sporting events. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Campus performs well in state data

YSU's full-time tuition rate ranks as the third-lowest among the state's 13 main campuses. By

NHL Rookie goalie leads Pens

Mario Lemieux played for only one period in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win in Boston. BOSTON (AP) --

YOUNGSTOWN At diversity event, judge speaks of King

'No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be

CURBSTONE Malaska moves up to Class AAA Bulls

The Cardinal Mooney High graduate will be one level away from the major leagues this season. By

Recycling update

Recycling update WARREN -- All Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District recycling sites are now

Mathews exploring league move

A change may provide a more balanced, competitive environment for the students. By BRIAN RICHESSON

Associated Press

Associated Press AGREEMENT NEAR: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., tells reporters on

WARREN Councilman pursues idea for outlet shops downtown

The consultant usually works with a developer or a landowner. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Some women are torn between two loves -- family and country.

Some women are torn between two loves -- family and country. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

YOUNGSTOWN West Side group expands

Crime prevention will be a major goal of the new coalition. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

WARREN Council explores charter government

The mayor believes a charter form of government streamlines the way government works. By DENISE

Mugabe's departure won't end turmoil in Zimbabwe

Opinion: Robert Mugabe's 23 years of authoritarian rule has brought the southern African nation of Zimbabwe

Planners approve addition at store

COLUMBIANA -- The city planning commission approved a 5,000-square-foot addition to the Sparkle

YOUNGSTOWN Panel, fire chief reach deal on minority hiring

The human relations commission is returning to handling landlord-tenant disputes and tackling

49ERS Promising year grounded by wave of injuries

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


LAZINESS Is it just a myth? "The Myth of Laziness" by Mel Levine, M.D. (Simon & amp;

MAHONING VALLEY Postal Service wants tubs back

Borrowed mail coolers are being restored to post offices. By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

In other matters Tuesday, the board of education:

In other matters Tuesday, the board of education: Adopted a policy for responding to "assaultive

Sherman Smith likes his choice of weapons to use against Raiders

The Youngstown native and Titans running backs coach has Eddie George in his backfield. By TOM


THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-0-7 Pick 4, 4-6-8-0 Buckeye 5, 14-21-


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Jon and Kathleen Hunter, 7712 Ragland Drive, Warren, girl, Jan. 13. Kelly

3 congressmen say they'll team up

Ohio's delegation to the U.S. Congress is either the second or third strongest, said Rep. Steven C.

MAHONING VALLEY Firemen tally loss of gear

Chemicals from the December fire were damaging to the suits and air packs firefighters used. By

BLUE JACKETS Oilers torch Columbus, 8-5

Georges Laraque and Todd Marchant scored twice for Edmonton. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The

YOUNGSTOWN Judge denies request for court order

The magistrate said there was no proof that anyone did anything wrong. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Judge orders teen to be jailed until hearing

Judge orders teen to be jailed until hearing NEWARK, N.J. -- A troubled teenager was ordered

NOTEBOOK Australian Open

Support testing for EPO: Andre Agassi supports an International Tennis Federation initiative to test

KMART CORP. Discount chain to close 326 more stores

Kmart needs a new strategy to compete with Wal-Mart and Target, experts say. DETROIT (AP) --

LIQUOR LICENSES Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and

LIQUOR LICENSES Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and

Ann Womer Benjamin makes sense for new 17th District

Opinion: Timothy J. Ryan is an engaging young man who has grown since victories in his 2000 race for the

TRUMBULL COUNTY Jailer resigns in midst of probe

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

NBA Frustrated Blazers whip on Cavaliers

Cleveland appeared to be well-scouted by Portland. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Coming off a

The Vindicator

The Vindicator WHERE ARE YOU? If you have one of these mail tubs and are using it for something

KOREAN PENINSULA South, Russia urge talks

Washington has offered aid but no guarantees if the North gives up its nuclear program. SEOUL,

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

MAHONING COUNTY Engineer's workers issue strike notice

The county accepted a fact finder's report, but the Teamsters union rejected it. By BOB JACKSON



LEBRON JAMES Star's car source under scrutiny

The high school basketball player's amateur status could be in jeopardy. CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron


LOCAL Barnes & amp; Noble events BOARDMAN -- On Monday night at 7:30, there will be a

NCAA CONVENTION Minority coaching issue is addressed

Establishment of an academy/mentor program is a start. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Addressing the

New occupant to 'cleanse' Traficant suite with ritual

Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, a Madison Republican who was one of Traficant's closest friends in


REGION Judge approves sale of American Paper YOUNGSTOWN -- Judge William Bodoh approved the sale

Congressional priorities tell much about congressmen

Opinion: In a reversal of folk wisdom, which holds, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Congress has taken

TENNESSEE TITANS 'Acting' comment not funny to Fisher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeff Fisher doesn't think a joke by one of his players will taint the

Literacy lesson goes to the dogs

Max and Annie visit a lot of hospitals and especially enjoy visiting cancer patients, their owner

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

REGIONAL AIRPORT Port authority puts hold on construction, marketing

The departed airport director will not be immediately replaced. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR

US AIRWAYS Federal official says pension proposal puts funds at risk

US Airways wants to pay its pension liabilities over three decades instead of seven years.