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Nittany Lions looking to regain their roar

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Michael Robinson doesn't have to think too hard to find a motivation to

State, county will expedite bridge repairs

Plans for bridge repairs should be completed this week. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM

U.S. OPEN Martin retires, Agassi continues

Experience and top-notch conditioning have kept Agassi near the top. NEW YORK (AP) -- Andre Agassi

BEAVER TOWNSHIP Trustees to hold monthly meeting at park pavilion

NORTH LIMA -- Area residents planning to attend the Beaver Township trustees' regular monthly

STEPHEN FOSTER Album pays tribute to American folk songwriter

He realized the songs in minstrel shows were tasteless. By RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES


State and local officials are continuing to clean up and assess damage from last weekend's flood in

Deborah Carlisle, Ken Brunner plan autumn wedding

XCANFIELD -- Trudy and Gary Carlisle, 131 Sandstone Lane, are announcing the engagement of their

HEART DISEASE Study: Lifestyle is leading factor

High levels of bad cholesterol and smoking accounted for two-thirds of the world's heart attacks.


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael E. Welborn, 28, of 476 S. Raccoon D-40, Austintown,

East Cleveland mayor convicted of racketeering

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The mayor of East Cleveland was convicted of 22 counts Monday for using his public


REGION Jobless rate declines in Lawrence, Mercer SHARON, Pa. -- The unemployment rate in Mercer

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Grove City outlet area is site of plan for plaza

A retail shopping plaza is the latest plan to surface for that area. GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Pa.

TRUMBULL COUNTY Contractor woes causes Warren road project to stall

The project was to be finished more than a year ago. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

LENORE SKENAZY $1.5 billion for labs fuels our bioterror

Opinion: Hey! How about this idea to make America safer? Let's open a whole bunch of new flight schools and

GOP defends remark

Democrats pounced on the president's comment. NEW YORK (AP) -- President Bush believes the United

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Siblings should tell youngest brother that the party's over

Dear Annie: I am one of five adult siblings. The four oldest of us are married, with families and

MERCER COUNTY School boards rush to beat Act 72 start, avoid tax-raise levy

Acting now will avoid having to persuade voters to approve tax increases. By HAROLD GWIN

YOUNGSTOWN AND WARREN Airport snares grant for passenger service

Officials hope the grant will get airlines' attention. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

A triumph for athletes and a nation at Athens Olympics

Opinion: The longest shot for success at the Athens Olympics was Greece. In the years and months leading


XChaney High School January and June Classes of 1946 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Thursday

MERCER COURT County awaits ruling on $1M loan to nursing home operator

Woodland Place is due to make a partial bond payment in three days. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

COUNTRY MUSIC Each song is a chapter in Terry Clark's career

Her greatest-hits package also includes two new songs. By JOHN GEROME ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pentagon abortion politics

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Join the military, see the world and get a nose job courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Hearing is held on officer's conduct

The Urban League director said the officer should be disciplined. WARREN -- A hearing has been


LOCAL Penguins can't fly k HIGH WINDS from weekend storms took their toll on "Executive State,"

BACK TO SCHOOL The point is, pencils remain popular

Children prefer fancier models, such as colored or mechanical pencils. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Back-to-

COLLEGE FOOTBALL YSU's lengthy streak against Div. II on line

The Penguins are 24-0 against Division II schools. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Johnson-Machel wedding date is announced

XYOUNGSTOWN -- The engagement of Carolyn A. Johnson and Jacob A. Machel, both of 3555 Elk Run Court,

MAHONING TOWNSHIP Officials plan for $11M sewer-system project


ATLANTIC STORMS Part of Richmond, Va., is condemned

Also, Hurricane Frances has grown stronger, passing Puerto Rico. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An area of

Bucks have a familiar feeling

This year's Ohio State team seems similar to the 2002 team that won a national title. COLUMBUS

Miss Palombaro, Mr. Bonacker set wedding date

XThe engagement of Rachael Palombaro and Daniel Bonacker, both of 556 N. Dunlap Ave., is being

TRUMBULL COUNTY Levy's OK won't return ambulance, Melfi says

Without an increase in revenue, there will not be an increase in manpower, mayor says. By TIM

Miss Carenbauer, Mr. Harris plan Oct. 16 wedding

XNEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Dawn Lee Carenbauer, a daughter of George and Karen Carenbauer, 110 E. Euclid

IRAQ Officials plan help for Najaf, Sadr City

A U.S. soldier died in a roadside bomb attack, and two were hurt. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and

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State senator has heart bypass

The senator's successful surgery was Monday. GREENVILLE, Pa. -- State Sen. Robert Robbins of

Kerry's rescued crew mate to visit

The president may make a brief stop Saturday in the Mahoning Valley. By DAVID SKOLNICK

BOROUGH COUNCIL Skate park project is beginning to roll

The project is almost $5,000 over budget. WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- Mercer County's first skate park

Darling show features all folk music

In September 1913, the Ludlow, Colo., coal miners went on strike. They wanted an eight-hour work

Man escapes the grip of floodwaters

A man dived out a window as floodwaters smashed his house. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM

MOVIES Actor Colin Farrell challenges the rules of Hollywood stardom

Since his acting debut, Farrell has been a major name in the tabloids. By BARRY KOLTNOW ORANGE

5 more businesses get Ohio EPA orders

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency told five more businesses Monday

Officials determine unsafe living conditions

Officials determine unsafe living conditions NILES -- City health and zoning officials determined

MOVIES Kevin Smith will return to store in 'Clerks' sequel

He's also writing a screenplay for 'The Green Hornet' movie. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Smith is

MUSIC AWARDS Latin Grammy nominees reflect a return to roots

One insider says the industry is maturing. By JORDAN LEVIN KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS They may

Sarah Stamp to be bride of Victor Emerick

XCANFIELD -- Jay and Sharon Stamp of 8211 W. Western Reserve Road are announcing the engagement of

OLYMPIC GAMES China making great progress

China has shown it is serious about being host to the 2008 Olympic Games. NEWSDAY ATHENS, Greece

Milosevic opens defense at his war crimes trial THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Former Yugoslav

Milosevic opens defense at his war crimes trial THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Former Yugoslav

Woman sentenced in man's death

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A woman who pleaded guilty to running over a Valentine's Day date twice with her

TRUMBULL COUNTY Cleveland law firm considers taking police strip-search cases

Conducting an illegal strip-search carries jail time and a fine. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

SCHOOL BOARD McDonald district OKs job descriptions

Teachers will be freed up to help struggling pupils with class work. By MARY SMITH VINDICATOR

FOX Doherty to appear on 'Shore'

The show could use the help when it comes to ratings. ZAP2IT.COM Hoping to borrow a successful

GAZA STRIP Sharon offers details of withdrawal plan

Officials detained a Palestinian man wearing an explosive belt at the border. JERUSALEM (AP) --

RMI TITANIUM Union rejects offer, urges hold on orders

The company wants to reduce operating costs by $3.5 million a year. WEATHERSFIELD -- The union

DALE McFEATTERS Hoover library should hire Monica as docent

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- The nation's 12 presidential libraries, not widely thought of as fun vacation

"It's very subduing."

Opinion: "It's very subduing." Janice Bowling A Tennessee delegate to the Republican National Convention,


Ohio Night drawings: Pick 3, 8-4-3 Pick 4, 8-7-7-7 Buckeye 5, 8-26-28-30-31 Day drawings:

NBC's drama 'Hawaii' lacks a true identity

The show is an immature knockoff, one critic says. By DIANE WERTS NEWSDAY What is it with

Bush lauded as solid

Bush made it hard for supporters when he said the war on terror can't be won. NEW YORK (AP) --

MIDDLE EAST Blasts on 2 buses kill at least 12 in Israel

Palestinians haven't carried out a major attack in Israel since March 14. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Two

Lewinsky doesn't regret getting paid for interview

Lewinsky doesn't regret getting paid for interview LONDON -- Monica Lewinsky says she has

Lisbon man escapes the grip of floodwaters

A man dived out a window as floodwaters smashed his house. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM

BROWNS After healthy start, injury bug arrives

Kellen Winslow Jr. will start after an injury to Steve Heiden. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns aren't

ISRAEL Casualty toll rises after 2 bus bombings

Hamas claimed responsibility for the near-simultaneous blasts. BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) -- Suicide

The new computer-animated comedy series "Father of the Pride" (9 p.m., NBC) takes a fanciful look at

The new computer-animated comedy series "Father of the Pride" (9 p.m., NBC) takes a fanciful look at


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

HELOISE Government Web site benefits citizens

Dear Heloise: There is a government Web site that gathers information all in one place about

Teen indicted as adult in 2 shooting deaths

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy indicted as an adult on murder charges in the shooting deaths

Stephanie Taylor, Kenneth Caldwell III to exchange vows in mid-September

XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- Atty. Douglas and Kathy Taylor of 11490 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road are announcing

HOW HE SEES IT IRS needs Congress' help catching tax cheaters

Opinion: By JAY AMBROSE SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Taxpayers are cheating the federal government out of


By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- Artist Rick Muccio knew he should be

GOP CONVENTION Ohio delegates to hear mayor

The Ohio delegation received a 'pep talk' from Bush's top political adviser. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Attempted robbery probe

Attempted robbery probe BOARDMAN -- Township police continue searching for leads in an attempted

MAHONING MRDD Contract talks continue with professional staff

AFSCME Local 1143 has agreed to a 30-day contract extension. AUSTINTOWN -- With a midnight

CHURCH SEX ABUSE Lawyers expect up to 80 claims for compensation

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lawyers administering a $3 million fund created to compensate people who say they

TRUMBULL COUNTY Goldberg must forfeit fees, court rules

The case has been remanded to the county probate court. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

TRUMBULL COUNTY Weathersfield man's arson charge is bound over to a grand jury

By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- The case against a man accused of

FORENSIC SCIENCE YSU fails to show records on professor


Charter provides for mayor's recall

At least 5,000 valid signatures are needed to recall the mayor. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

MAHONING COURT Man gets jail term for sex with teen

The prosecutor thought the sentence should have been 18 months longer. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

DAN K. THOMASSON New York represents risky pick for GOP

Opinion: NEW YORK -- The question most asked around here is why the Republican Party would hold its national

TRUMBULL COUNTY Five remain to vie for financial position

By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- Finalists for a $52,000 Trumbull County job

HOW HE SEES IT How many wars are on Bush's mind?

Opinion: By DANIEL SNEIDER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Whatever he says in New York this week, George Bush

State police patrols

State police patrols NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police will be working in full force

LAWRENCE COUNTY Budget forecast grows bleaker

Some county departments won't be spending the full amount budgeted this year. By LAURE CIOFFI

Proposed historical district won't fix the North Side

Opinion: Proposed historical district won't fix the North Side EDITOR: As a resident of the proposed

WARREN Partnership from N.Y. joins in bid for WCI

The newest bidders say their plan is best, includes long-term coke supply. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 31, the 244th day of 2004. There are 122 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, Aug. 31, the 244th day of 2004. There are 122 days left in the year. On this date

CHINA Will gene bank help with panda cloning?

Loss of habitat is the biggest threat to the panda. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS BEIJING -- Chinese

Cleaning up, drying out

Lisbon residents have been without water since Saturday. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

City charter provides for recall of mayor

At least 5,000 valid signatures are needed to recall the mayor. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR