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HUBBARD Trustees ask state to lower speed limit near truck stop

A Hubbard Township cruiser was nearly struck by a semi at the Flying J entrance. By TIM YOVICH


BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME Worthy, Parish among 21 finalists

The inductees will be announced April 7. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- James Worthy and Robert Parish


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Resource fair set for residents in need

Nearly 30 social services agencies will be represented at the free event. By NORMAN LEIGH


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox She doesn't want to meet his first family

Dear Annie: My husband, "Vern," and I have been married for 21 years and have two teenage children.


ROUNDUP | Monday's other games

Panthers 2, Rangers 1 NEW YORK -- Viktor Kozlov scored two goals and Roberto Luongo made 40 saves


Bland, Gaudiose, Armstrong selected to All-Ohio first teams

Boardman's Amber Bland was one of only two juniors named to the Division I first team.


Pupils become processing units

The alliance hopes to offer the after-school program at other schools this fall. By JoANNE VIVIANO


Moran apology falls short, some critics say

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Jim Moran apologized Tuesday for his comments that Jewish support for war


HERMITAGE Board denies zoning variance to Bob Evans for new restaurant

The restaurant couldn't convince the board of its need for the variance. By HAROLD GWIN


PIRATES Al Reyes released as first cuts made

The moves leave Pittsburgh with 44 players in its spring training camp. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) --


BIG TEN WOMEN Purdue tops Ohio State, 67-65, for tourney title

It's the seventh straight conference or tournament championship for Purdue. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --


Spencer sought, gets more playing time

The former Yankee has never had more than 288 at-bats in a season. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) --


SALEM School board to hire treasurer

SALEM -- The city school board is expected to meet in special session tonight to hire a new


PENNSYLVANIA Bishop defends action in past cases of alleged sex abuse

No new allegations have come up since 1987, the bishop said. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The bishop of a


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS

MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st--Geechee Lou72.6029.8015.00 Unswerving (D.McFadden)3.403.20


INCOME GUIDELINES Housing rehab grants

Eligibility for New Castle's owner-occupied housing rehabilitation programs will be based on the


NHL TRADES Flyers get Amonte as boost to offense

The move came just days after Toronto acquired Owen Nolan from San Jose. ASSOCIATED PRESS The


MAHONING JAIL Instructors leave amid tension

The tension is likely because of longer lockdowns after deputy layoffs. By PATRICIA MEADE


NFL ROUNDUP Redskins continue to raid New York Jets

Wide receiver Laveranues Coles has signed an offer sheet. ASSOCIATED PRESS The New York Jets are


NHL Jackets fall behind early, can't catch up

Carolina led 4-0 in the first period and won 6-5. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- With just 35 first-period


WEATHERSFIELD Township sets date for litter pickup

Residents are asked to remove decorations from graves by April 1. By MARY R. SMITH VINDICATOR


NILES Study to look at need for new power plant

The city will participate in the two-year study at a cost of $3,800 per month. By SHERRI L.


NBA ROUNDUP | Monday's games

Jazz 83, Heat 73 MIAMI -- Karl Malone scored 29 points to lead Utah, Matt Harpring added 17 points


GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE Tribe belts Yankees; hits four home runs

Rookie Jason Davis has yet to allow a run in nine innings over three outings. WINTER HAVEN, Fla.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Official requests workers' comp probe

The truck was damaged but is back in service. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


SCANDALS This is more like March badness

Supposedly, there's no evidence that Georgia coach Jim Harrick knew players were taking a phony


NILES SCHOOLS Officials seek ways to end cash problem

The school district has not had a new operating levy passed since 1996. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


AUSTINTOWN Residents air views on Rte. 46 widening

Some residents want more information. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- Frank


Liberty drops out of transit system

LIBERTY -- Township trustees have agreed to drop out of the proposed countywide mass transit system.


MAC TOURNAMENT Ohio turns back Akron at buzzer

Brandon Hunter's putback at the buzzer game the Bobcats a 79-77 win. ASSOCIATED PRESS With time


SCHEDULES

SCHEDULES TODAY BOYS BASKETBALL DIVISION IV At Canton Fieldhouse Berlin Hiland (22-3) vs.


"They want us to surrender to them before the war. We shall not surrender at all, and when they

Opinion: "They want us to surrender to them before the war. We shall not surrender at all, and when they


Creighton knocks off top-seeded So. Illinois

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Creighton got 20 points from Larry House and took advantage of poor shooting by


YSU

YSU Softball ORLANDO, Fla. -- Youngstown State freshman Kelly Murphy tossed five scoreless


NFL decisions

NFL decisions The New York Jets are going through what the Cincinnati Bengals just experienced,


AIRLINES Industry seeks $9B in tax cuts

The government should allow the airline industry to shrink, some experts say. WASHINGTON (AP) --


PENNSYLVANIA Bill would limit amount school districts can save

Gov. Ed Rendell has no position yet on the subject, a spokesman says. HARRISBURG (AP) --


Pirates held to six hits in 1-0 loss

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Johnny Damon homered while Steve Woodard and four relievers allowed six hits


NEW CASTLE, PA. Grant is slated for housing, cleanup

Council is considering applying for more housing-rehabilitation money. By NANCY TULLIS


GIRARD Police chief warns of declining manpower

Because of layoffs in the Trumbull County Sheriff's Department, police chiefs will see if they can


ANIMAL CARE Pet rodents require commitment

These so-called "pocket pets" fall prey to various ailments. SCRIPPS HOWARD Pocket pets -- a


HELOISE Mother knew best about wearing gloves

Dear Heloise: After working with hot peppers, I wished that I had heeded my mother's warning about


TRUMBULL COUNTY Official seeks probe of workers' comp claim

The truck was damaged but is back in service. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT A GLANCE

MEN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS America East Conference At Boston Semifinals Monday Boston


COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's Top 25

No. 1 Connecticut 71, Virginia Tech 54 PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Diana Taurasi scored 18 points and


AROUND THE HORN Spring training news and notes

Phillies: Pitcher Brandon Duckworth was sent to Philadelphia on Monday for a precautionary MRI exam,


Chanel coach is former standout at Girard

Bernie Tarr said Springfield which reminds him of his high school team. By BRIAN RICHESSON


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 4 to