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COURT Man says he did not assault ex-girlfriend

The defendant said the woman took his car and money. YOUNGSTOWN -- John J. Hohvart took the stand

CATHOLIC CHURCH Bishop Tobin gets reassigned to R.I.

There is no timetable for naming Tobin's replacement. STAFF/WIRE REPORT YOUNGSTOWN -- Bishop

Elections board plans funding suit

The board wants an additional $336,125; the commissioners say they don't have it. YOUNGSTOWN --

INTELLIGENCE Report: U.S. was 'dead wrong'

The report called for changes beyond what Congress made in 2004. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

DOWNTOWN City gets building deal done

The city sold the Wick Building for $125,000. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Shootings leave 1 dead, 5 hurt since Sunday

One man was fired at twice within an hour. YOUNGSTOWN -- The tally since Sunday: one dead, five

Jill Colaneri is bride-elect of Mark Gentile

XSTRUTHERS -- Announcement is being made by Ron and Jacci Colaneri, 165 Overlook Blvd., of the

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Spring Training Standings


"We're in the race of our lives and we're not running fast enough."

Opinion: "We're in the race of our lives and we're not running fast enough." Joe Cirincione Of the


MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners The county commissioners also handled these matters Thursday:

PREP TRACK AND FIELD Ward Invitational draws quality field

Action will be held Saturday with 26 teams entered. EAST PALESTINE -- Several of the area's best

YSU students to present research in Washington

The students found a water source for the university. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


LOCAL Firm hired to run tests YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement

The wild blue wonder

Opinion: Scripps Howard News Service: If this weren't so serious, it would be funny. The Pentagon has


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 7-1-2 Pick 4, 9-1-6-2 Rolling Cash 5: 6-7-18-27-31 Day


BASEBALL Eastwood Field in Niles -- has open dates for high school teams. For details, call Chris

Salem continues to gather ideas on promoting levy

SALEM -- More than 20 teachers, school board members and residents got together to brainstorm ways

Bazetta's demands for water increasing

The sanitary engineer said people have resisted paying for water. BAZETTA -- The township is

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Park fees could be on chopping block

Republicans said they are seeking alternative ways to raise the needed funds. By MICHELE C. HLADIK

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Shunkwiler: 'Draft is like a crapshoot'

Nobody really knows just where or if Maurice Clarett will be drafted. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR

Today is Friday, April 1, the 91st day of 2005. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April

Opinion: Today is Friday, April 1, the 91st day of 2005. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--Purse $11,100, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo's & amp;

MOVIE REVIEW This time, the romance comes almost literally out of left field

Kevin Costner's character has learned to accept his many limitations. By JAMI BERNARD NEW YORK


TODAY 6 a.m. (SPD) Auto racing: Formula One practice. 9 a.m. (GOLF) Golf: Portuguese Open. 1

MAHONING CO. Man, 23, indicted on charge of murder

The FBI listed one of those indicted as a 'Fugitive of the Week' last fall. YOUNGSTOWN -- A

Clarett works out for football scouts

Clarett works out for football scouts kFORMER OHIO STATE star Maurice Clarett, who unsuccessfully

Commissioners are taking government to the people

Opinion: Commissioners are taking government to the people EDITOR: I recently attended a Mahoning County


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Washington 102, Atlanta 99 Dallas 112, Boston 100 Orlando 108, Toronto 96

Perry-LaMont wedding planned in early August

XBOARDMAN -- Ron and Cindy Perry of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Ronda

Bad physicians will be protected

Opinion: By MICHAEL J. SAKS KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE PHOENIX -- The best way to prevent medical malpractice

VISITORS BUREAU Citizens asked to call for funding

A lawsuit filed by the bureau is pending in common pleas court. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

Wedding plans announced for Miss Zapko

XBOARDMAN -- Announced by Richard and Karen Zapko of Boardman is the engagement of their daughter,

BOXING Ohio Commission back in Youngstown

The commission director wants to create a tri-state boxing group. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

HELOISE Overload of keys? Set doors to use just one

Dear Heloise: I read a letter in your column about having too many keys. This prompted me to send in

Legal battle divided Valley residents, too

Residents expressed sympathy for the family of Terri Schiavo. YOUNGSTOWN -- The battle over


ASSOCIATIONS XBoardman-Canfield Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet

'Con' goes to other side of life

Being personable is the key to getting what you want, says the series star. By TERRY MORROW

HOW HE SEES IT March's true madness is the low graduation rates of the players

Opinion: By BRIAN GILMORE KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE The Big Dance should be renamed the Big Dunce. As many

Judge sentences purse snatcher to 3 years in prison

YOUNGSTOWN -- Larry Burt of Youngstown will spend the next three years in prison for taking purses

ZONING COMMISSION Move might make property easier to sell

The school has said a zoning change would make its property more marketable. By DENISE DICK

Tragic end to Schiavo story was written years ago

Opinion: Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about the tragic death Thursday of Theresa Marie Schindler

Back to Beck


Midler: Low point for pop

Midler: Low point for pop SYDNEY, Australia -- Veteran diva Bette Midler labeled modern female pop

PREP SOFTBALL Poland wins title again

The Bulldogs beat Akron Ellet 2-1 to win the Grand Strand Classic. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Allie


YSU Football YOUNGSTOWN -- Tailback Jabari Scott of San Antonio (Texas) Taft High has signed a

Much improved

The former Warren Harding and Ohio State standout did much better. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR


Quote/unquote "Arnold Schwarzenegger was my first Hollywood crush. I used to be attracted to


Woman arrested again AUSTINTOWN -- An Idlewood Road woman, already facing forgery charges, has

Judge: Letters will make no difference

Three letters from an inmate led to several changes in the jail. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

Denying science, exploiting its benefits

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Denying science on the one hand while using the other to punch out the codes of the

Charge dismissed against teen

Police officers said the boy cursed at them but did not make any threats. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


THURSDAY'S SCORES BASEBALL Ursuline 18, Chaney 0 Ursuline 20, Wilson 5 Fitch 5, Wondo (Wa.) 1

TRUMBULL COUNTY Man, lawyer debate prison deal in court

The defendant wanted the deal, but his lawyer got him more time to think about it. WARREN --

TRUMBULL COUNTY Police captain is accused of driving under influence

The captain was on duty and driving a cruiser when he crashed a police car. By PEGGY SINKOVICH