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Taft: Cutbacks were the only option left

YSU is implementing a hiring freeze in response to its $1 million cut. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Top 25 roundup

No.1 Connecticut 78, West Virginia 58 HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jessica Moore scored a career-high 24

YSU Panel investigates use of computer for porn

Habat came to the university in 2000 as a special assistant to the president. By JoANNE VIVIANO

Loyola-Chicago knocks CSU out of Horizon tournament

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO -- David Bailey's 23 points helped Loyola of Chicago overcome poor

TRUMBULL COUNTY Layoffs at top of meeting agenda

Some departments have put off layoffs. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Springfield looking to end tournament struggles

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF SALEM -- This time, LeBron James isn't waiting in the

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Jason and Kelly Stropki, 331 Findlay Ave., Canfield, boy, Feb. 19. Edward and

HUBBARD Mayor makes a mistake that jeopardizes campaign

The mayor said he didn't know he couldn't use city workers to help his campaign. By STEPHEN SIFF

YOUNGSTOWN Telltale drip of car fluid leads to arrest of driver

The resident heard a loud crash and felt his house shake just before 2 a.m. YOUNGSTOWN --

MAHONING COUNTY Mix-up derails deputy's plea deal

The prosecutor says information was withheld by the sheriff, who denies it. By BOB JACKSON


MEN'S BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES EAST Adelphi 52, Queens, N.Y. 49 Boston College 92,

Mahoning County needs all the financial help it can get

Opinion: Whether double bunking of inmates in the Mahoning County jail should have been instituted months ago


NBA FavoritePointsUnderdog ORLANDO51/2Milwaukee BOSTON7New York WASHINGTONOffLa Clippers

NHL ROUNDUP | Tuesday's games

Senators 4, Maple Leafs 1 OTTAWA -- Radek Bonk, Mike Fisher, Karel Rachunek and Wade Redden scored


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.80 1.88 Bank One,.84,36.0636.08 Clear Channel,

YOUNGSTOWN Grant offers hope for Westlake area


Tigers' dought is over


GLOBAL ECONOMY Oil at $40 a barrel fails to raise concern among the experts

Oil prices would have to double to really hurt, economist says. HONG KONG (AP) -- Oil drives the

"We're ready if the president calls upon us."

"We're ready if the president calls upon us." Gen. Richard Myers Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

Summary of police activity for Girard, Liberty and Hubbard:

Summary of police activity for Girard, Liberty and Hubbard: GIRARD March 3 Possible burglary:

YOUNGSTOWN Ex-bar owners get prison, probation for drug activity at South Avenue site

A third family member is to be sentenced next month. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

ROUNDUP Tuesday's games

Raptors 89, Wizards 86 WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards lost a game to Toronto and lost

MAHONING VALLEY SCHOOLS Districts fear impact of budget cuts

For many districts, funding cuts will push them further into the red. By MARALINE KUBIK

SALEM TOWNSHIP Reward to be offered in covered-bridge fire

Authorities have no suspect in the fire that damaged the covered bridge. SALEM -- Authorities hope

BOYS DIVISION III Falls, Champion advance to final

The Tigers set a school record Tuesday with their 20th victory. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

WASHINGTON Deficit forecast spirals higher

Democrats continue to slam Bush's tax-cut plan. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's budget would

BROOKFIELD Trustees plan to build fire station in Masury

Bad winter weather has held up picking the location for the station. BROOKFIELD -- Township

YOUNGSTOWN City council

City council handled these items Wednesday: Approved a $110 million balanced budget for 2003 that

Seized guns, drugs go up in smoke

The vice squad delivered 7,687 items to a local steel mill to burn. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

Doctor-assisted suicide increases in Oregon

Doctor-assisted suicide increases in Oregon PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thirty-eight people in Oregon killed

'BB Gun' Beachy led first title team

Bonnie Beachy was in Struthers last summer attending a reunion when a guy walked up to her, smiled

YOUNGSTOWN Man sues over blood transfusion

Experimental testing found the blood was infectious. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH

Poland bests MAC rival Canfield

Poland bests MAC rival Canfield kIN A DIVISION II high school boys basketball tournament game, the

ATLANTA Coca-Cola executive receives bonus despite earnings slump

ATLANTA (AP) -- As Coca-Cola Co.'s earnings dropped and it laid off employees, Chairman Doug Daft


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES KNICKS 89, CAVALIERS 80 CLEVELAND (80) -- Boozer 5-10 2-2 12, Miles 5-9

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times CALM BEFORE THE STORM? U.S. soldiers from the First Marine Division at Camp

WASHINGTON Scientists brainstorm on hydrogen-powered cars

Priced at more than $1 million, the biggest challenge is cutting production costs. KNIGHT RIDDER

BECKY SHER | Hype Getting the fever for spring?

We've decided that spring is just too cool to last for only a few months. After all, great things


LOCAL Canfield's Vlajkovich leads Grove City GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Andy Vlajkovich, a senior on the

BOYS DIVISION II Lakeview drubs Harvey; Bengals next

The Bulldogs held the Red Raiders to 19 points in the first half. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

Cavs continue in doldrums

Cleveland's road losing streak on the road was extended to 11 games. NEW YORK (AP) -- If the New

Coyotes run wild in Pittsburgh

Phoenix beat the reeling Penguins, 4-1. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Maybe Sean Burke's playoff run will be

MEN'S BASKETBALL Georgia upends Florida

Jarvis Hayes' goal with 14 seconds gave Georgia an 82-81 win. ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS, Ga. --

Child-care providers to take first-aid course if law passes

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- An ordinance being considered by Lawrence County Commissioners would require

SALEM Businessman enters pleas of innocent to sex charges

Arthur Spack resigned as mayor of Summitville to concentrate on the case. LISBON -- Salem


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Swiss Attire7.203.402.40 Reference Mark (R.Zimmerman)2.802.20

GROVE CITY COLLEGE Economist appointed to board of trustees

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Noted economist Dr. Walter E. Williams has been named to the board of trustees at

TENSIONS OVER IRAQ Window is closing, experts say

Some military analysts say the war is likely to begin soon after Friday. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

FARRELL HOMICIDE 'Idol' singer has court date

Police said the suspect admitted striking the victim during an argument. FARRELL, Pa. -- An

YOUNGSTOWN YMHA gets in just as door starts to shut

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city's housing authority barely sneaked in to grab nearly $20 million from a

AOL blocks record amount of spam e-mail

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a single 24-hour period Monday and Tuesday, America Online says it trashed a

Teen awaits sentence in fatal accident

Teen awaits sentence in fatal accident LISBON -- A Lisbon woman faces sentencing for aggravated

BOARDMAN Police suspect teens in car thefts

More than 30 cars have been stolen in the past two weeks. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR

BOYS BASKETBALL James keys SVSM rout of Hoban

The Irish star scored 24 points in the 80-48 victory over the Knights. CANTON, Ohio (AP) --

ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK k OHIO GOV. BOB TAFT said the Republican Legislature's unwillingness to

ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK k OHIO GOV. BOB TAFT said the Republican Legislature's unwillingness to

Warriors top Salem to move on to final

West Branch held off a late surge from the Quakers. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


FRIDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Mega Millions: Mega Ball: Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-3-0 Pick 4, 4-4-9-0

PREVIEW | YSU women's basketball

WOMEN Who: Youngstown State (6-21, 3-13) vs. Butler (5-22, 3-13). When: 8 p.m. today. Where:


REGION Business program taking applications YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio Business Week Foundation, a

Associated Press

Associated Press AFTER THE VERDICT: Ricky Chavis is handcuffed after being found guilty of

INDIANS Trio set for battle at third base slot

Casey Blake, Greg LaRocca and Bill Selby all want the starting position. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP)

The Vindicator

The Vindicator NEW PORCHES: Many units in Westlake Terrace Apartments will come down as part of a


A look at funding cuts for the school districts in the 2002-2003 year. COLUMBIANA COUNTY

LAWRENCE COUNTY Voucher plan draws protests

The food voucher April 12 will include an Easter ham. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE

PREVIEW | YSU basketball

WOMEN Who: Youngstown State (6-21, 3-13) vs. Butler (5-22, 3-13). When: 8 p.m. today. Where:

CANFIELD Trustee files objection over road-repair flap

A court ruling orders trustees to restore the road 'in good repair.' CANFIELD -- Township Trustee

Trustees interview police chief candidates

Trustees interview police chief candidates HOWLAND -- Township trustees hope to hire a new police

910th reserves head out for a year

The 910th is the lead C-130 airlift unit for NATO's Operation Joint Forge. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

MICROSOFT Online game is a hit for Xbox

The service signed up 350,000 people in three months. SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox

Perfect time for Penguins

YSU ended its 31-game road losing streak in the Horizon League tournament opener. VINDICATOR