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HOW HE SEES IT One step forward, two steps back

Opinion: By KEVIN P. GALLAGHER PROVIDENCE JOURNAL MEDFORD, Mass. -- Endorsed last year by President Bush


BASEBALL Marietta College Baseball Camp of Champs -- is returning to Pioneer Park this summer. Day


THURSDAY'S RESULTS BASEBALL AREA SCORES Fitch 8, Canton McKinley 3 Massillon Perry 4,

HELOISE Preserve laminate floors with proper cleaning

Dear Readers: With the rising popularity of laminate flooring, a frequently asked question is how to

CIVIL-RIGHTS TRIAL Budd found guilty of all charges


Experiment tests how pampered rats react

A YSU team is seeing how comfort affects laboratory rats. YOUNGSTOWN -- Life as a laboratory rat

Battle for Iraq being waged with pens and swords

Mosul saw a surge in violence beginning last November. MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- It's just spray-painted

Officials working to settle bridge dispute

MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County officials are still trying to settle the stalemated Oakland Avenue

MUSIC Concert ticket prices are coming down

Last year's average price: $52.39; this year, costs could drop 30 percent. By PHYLLIS FURMAN NEW

TRUMBULL COMMISSION County approves plant purchase

The sewer project could be back on track for next year. WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Snyder named new head coach at Marshall

The former Ohio State and YSU assistant replaces Bob Pruett, who retired. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)

HOW HE SEES IT Chumps at the pumps?

Opinion: By BEN LIEBERMAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION Gasoline is already more than $2.20 per gallon and

CSEA Agreement saves jobs, closes office on Fridays

The CSEA office will not be open on Fridays until July. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County

Sons of Italy lodge seats new officers

CAMPBELL -- Sons of Italy Lodge 2720 of Campbell installed a new slate of officers for the 2005-07

Cora's single ignites Tribe past Chicago

His hit sparked the 3-run, sixth inning rally that led to the 8-6 victory. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex

Sunny days put a spring in the Valley

Farmers are planting their crops earlier than usual. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

SCHEDULE \ Nextel Cup

Feb. 20 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jeff Gordon) Feb. 27 -- Auto Club 500, Fontana,

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TRUMBULL COUNTY Law secures state funds; mayors cry foul

Two mayors believe Warren got extra state money as part of a ploy to keep Randy Law in office. By

NASCAR Rudd not ready for retirement

He's 37th in the standings, but he blames that mostly on bad luck. MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- With


AREA COLLEGE RESULTS BASEBALL Baldwin-Wallace 21, Hiram 6 GOLF Thiel Invitational -- Grove

MAHONING COUNTY Grand jury indicts 2 on rape, other charges

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Youngstown man on 10 counts of rape and a

"Anybody who says they don't mind their taxes is lying. I definitely put them off until the last

Opinion: "Anybody who says they don't mind their taxes is lying. I definitely put them off until the last

PREP BASEBALL Seven-run inning keeps Howland undefeated

Tigers (7-0) erupt in fourth inning to beat Campbell Memorial, 10-7. CAMPBELL -- During their

HIV-POSITIVE SINGER I have no secrets, Erasure's Bell says

One of the first openly gay pop stars discusses his health on eve of tour By JIM FARBER NEW YORK

TRUMBULL COUNTY State pulls psychologist's license for rules violations

Dr. Douglas C. Darnall could be suspended for up to two years. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


OHIO Friday 4/15 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Rolling Cash 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball,

STRIP-SEARCHES Warren police reopen one case

It is not known if all the strip-search cases are being reopened. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS THURSDAY 2nd--L. A. Jade (Meyers)5.604.403.60 My Irish Doll

TCL SOFTBALL Columbiana struggles to win over E. Palestine

The unbeaten Clippers had to hold off East Palestine for their 10th win. EAST PALESTINE -- Despite

TENNIS Venus upset by No. 25 Golovin

The No. 4 seed blamed the loss on being exhausted. CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Defending champion

Today is Friday, April 15, the 105th day of 2005. There are 260 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, April 15, the 105th day of 2005. There are 260 days left in the year. On this date

TOURISM Trumbull leaders amend hotel tax

Bids would be sought if an outside agency for tourism is the way to go. WARREN -- The money to


YSU Softball team loses twinbill BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Youngstown State softball team lost a

FAITH EVANS Artist opens up in new album, with the backing of new label

The CD combines soul elements with contemporary R & amp;B and pop flourishes. By JIM FARBER

ROCK 'N' ROLL GUIDE Who is that guy Zimmy?

Music novices now can learn why 'Rock Snobs' refer to Bob Dylan as Zimmy By Eric R. Danton


OTHER INDICTMENTS A grand jury also indicted these people Thursday: Kelly Ann Marks, 32,


BOYS 4x800 relay -- Salem 8:22.5; Boardman, 8:22.5; Fitch, 8:23.6; McDonald, 8:37.5; West Branch,

SPORTS COLLECTIBLES Despite scandal, market for keepsakes stays juiced

TOLEDO (AP) -- Sellers of baseball cards and autographs say the sport's steroids scandal hasn't hurt

RATE YOUR SLACK FACTOR Seniors, here's a test you don't have to study for

By BRIDGET MAYER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Attention seniors: It's the last semester of high


ASSOCIATIONS XO-My-O Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly

Doran-Kolat is named member of year

BOARDMAN -- Clare Doran-Kolat of Boardman was named Woman of the Year at the March 15 meeting of

CMT AWARDS Show became barometer of where country has gone

From Big and Rich to the Heart/Gretchen Wilson collaboration, the show rocked. By TERRY MORROW

Women's Golf

Women's Golf YOUNGSTOWN -- The YSU women's golf team will play host to the six-team YSU Spring

ARIZONA Hot-air balloon hits mountain kills man; local couple injured

STAFF/WIRE REPORT MARANA, Ariz. -- A hot-air balloon crashed near here killing one man and

Woman pleads not guilty to retaliation

The defendant was allowed to post 10 percent of $250,000 bond. YOUNGSTOWN -- A trial date was set

ACCESSORIES Toss that brooch -- bangles are spring's bling

NEW YORK (AP) -- The laundry list of spring trends include wedge heels, long or chunky necklaces,


MAHONING COUNTY Other items County commissioners also handled or discussed these matters:

Panel considers suits over missed genetic disorders

A handful of states allow so-called 'wrongful birth' claims brought by parents. COLUMBUS (AP) --

DAN K. THOMASSON GOP's threat to court will backfire

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Those who are shocked at the ideological vitriol spewed at the judiciary these days in

Yanks' Sheffield scuffles with Boston fans

BOSTON (AP) -- The New York Yankees got into another scuffle with fans on a testy night at Fenway

YSU FOOTBALL Brown: We'll be stronger up front

The Ursuline grad says defense won't get pushed around this year. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

MetroParks panel warns of facility closings, cutbacks

The parks will maintain basic operations as long as possible, the board said. WARREN -- The

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION Cultural habits raise threat of bird flu

Cockfighting is suspected of spreading the highly lethal virus. WASHINGTON POST CHIANG RAI,

PREP TRACK Poland girls ready for Bulldog meet

Fourteen girls teams and 12 boys teams are entered in Saturday's event. EAST PALESTINE -- The

Here's what township trustees did at their meeting this week:

Here's what township trustees did at their meeting this week: Awarded a contract to low bidder


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NEXTEL CUP Sadler out to prove 2004 success no fluke

He was never better than 20th before qualifying for 10-car chase last year. FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)

INVESTIGATION Toddler's leg injury leads to police probe

The 2-year-old suffered a spiral fracture while at a preschool. YOUNGSTOWN -- A toddler's broken

Mayors speak out against budget cuts

The cuts mean fewer state dollars to communities in Ohio. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Boardman 7, Canton McKinley 2

Boardman 7, Canton McKinley 2 BOARDMAN -- Boardman pounded out 16 hits, including three by Mallory

Lytle hired as facilities manager for new county jail

The opening for a manager at the jail was not advertised. MERCER, Pa. -- Michael Lytle was hired

Yo-Mah-O banquet planned at Antone's

BOARDMAN -- Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty:

GIRARD April 10 Theft: A man reported his cellular phone stolen from his residence in the 100

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Boardman Township Park District Board of Park Commissioners', 7:30 a.m., Park

MEDICAID State leader orders review of program

The agency did a similar study of the child support system a few years ago. COLUMBUS (AP) --

MERCER COUNTY Commissioners mull actions over machines

Mercer County had to start over after its Unilect machines were decertified. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer

PREP BASEBALL Gruver helps Fitch to 8-3 win

Struthers, Niles and Salem won non-league contests. AUSTINTOWN -- Freshman pitcher Steve Gruver


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Firsthand learning

Firsthand learning k NEARLY 30 students from several area high schools are experiencing the world

NBA Cavs' playoff hopes fading

Cleveland lost a home contest to the New York Knicks, 95-89. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A promising season

Warden resigns amid problems

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County jail warden has resigned. The county prison board, at its

NASA Space shuttle's external tank aces pre-launch test

Discovery is scheduled to blast off no earlier than May 15. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA

Woman reports shooting

Woman reports shooting WARREN -- A Wallace Street Southeast woman sitting in her bedroom had a

Republicans should think before dismantling filibuster

Opinion: To hear the rhetoric, one would think that President Bush has been blocked at every turn in getting

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day Area comic book shops will join with thousands of shops around the world to


AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 8, Yankees 5 BOSTON -- Jason Varitek had a homer and a two-run triple to

Phoenix enters rehab

Phoenix enters rehab NEW YORK -- Joaquin Phoenix saw the signs and has decided to get some help

HOW THEY SEE IT Credibility gap in Congress must be closed

Opinion: By JOEL HEFLEY and ALAN B. MOLLOHAN WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- In the last Congress, we were