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DAN K. THOMASSON Religion, politics are an incendiary mix

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- The Senate struggle over George W. Bush's stalled judicial nominations has very little

Happy birthday to the Twinkie

It's the snack food we love to ridicule. And yet ... By CANDY SAGON WASHINGTON POST C'mon,

Staph infection outbreak hits three inmates

The infection, often found in hospitals and prisons, can be fatal. MERCER, Pa. -- The County

Panel wants Masters building complex to be torn down

The CIC board will consider the recommendation next week. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF

New pope's conservative roots inspire joy, uneasiness

Opinion: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is the exception that makes the rule. Over the last two weeks, anyone who

GAMES 'Donkey' uses bongo beat

It's only the second game to take advantage of sounds. By VICTOR GODINEZ KNIGHT RIDDER

Fund-raiser will benefit 4-year-old cancer patient

MINERAL RIDGE -- A benefit fund has been established to help pay the medical expenses of 4-year-old

'This is the work of the Holy Spirit'

Bishop Tobin said the quick selection speaks volumes about the man. YOUNGSTOWN -- The sadness that

Black bear sightings on the rise in Liberty

Black bear sightings on the rise in Liberty LIBERTY -- A black bear has been spotted three times


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

HOW SHE SEES IT Embryo-rights movement starting to show

Opinion: By CAROL TOWARNICKY KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS The "Microscopic-Americans" rights movement has

Open enrollment to be OK'd

The district will eliminate about 10 classified positions. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF

CRIME Chat-line call leads to theft by deception

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Gypsy Lane man talking on a chat line sponsored by Global Specialty Chat Lines told


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

Jury picked for trial of fatal police wreck

WARREN -- A jury has been seated to determine what amount of money Niles and Police Chief Bruce

MAC SOFTBALL Halfhill's doubles power Canfield

The Cardinals have won six straight in conference play. CANFIELD -- Scoring runs in each of the

TELEVISION DVDs prove 'Lassie' was smart

The boy and his dog will be celebrated with 28 episodes on TV Land. By DIANE WERTS LONG ISLAND

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BILLBOARD MESSAGE Our Lives Count spells out landfill problem for the city

An EPA study will determine the extent of the problem. WARREN -- A citizens group concerned about

HELOISE What's in a name? With paprika, not much

Dear Heloise: Can you please tell me what the difference is between sweet and regular paprika? I

National assembly angry over U.S. soldier's actions

An Iraqi official said a soldier treated him badly at a checkpoint. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


LOCAL Mayor hopes to oust sex offenders k MAYOR GEORGE M. MCKELVEY wants to prohibit registered

CHILDREN SERVICES Banquet event to promote child safety

Congressman Ryan is the banquet's guest speaker. WARREN -- Trumbull County Children Services'


Grilled, it's great. Roasted, it's grand. You can even cook it up in the skillet. It's too early

"We will always celebrate those 168 lives and you'll be glad to know the city and the state have

Opinion: "We will always celebrate those 168 lives and you'll be glad to know the city and the state have

Poland remains unbeaten blanking Alliance, 5-0

The Bulldogs and Canfield share the Metro Athletic Conference top spot. ALLIANCE -- The Poland

hRemembering Waco

hRemembering Waco WACO, Texas -- David Hull rings a replica of the Liberty Bell for each of the

Liberty school board should know that no means no

Opinion: Liberty school board should know that no means no EDITOR: When is the Liberty Board of Education


YSU SPORTS Tuesday's results SOFTBALL CLEVELAND -- The Youngstown State softball team (16-27,

County officials begin work on sewage pollution problem

The pollution gets into Mosquito Lake, Warren's water source. WARREN -- Trumbull County is

JO DEE MESSINA Looking for a singer who cares?

Tough times create cool songs. By JOHN HAYES SCRIPPS HOWARD Jo Dee Messina's "give-a-damn" is

EDUCATION 10 Wilmington teachers take early retirement

The outgoing educators will get paid health insurance. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Wilmington Area


OHIO Multi-State Mega Millions: 5-6-14-42-47 Mega Ball: 3 Night drawings: Pick 3,

Campbell drops Chaney; Mooney, Ursuline cruise

Kevin Drummond had two hits and two RBIs, and scored three runs for Mooney. CAMPBELL -- Lonnie

TRUDY RUBIN Islamist parties seeking a role

Opinion: Here is one of the most fascinating debates going on among Middle Eastern intellectuals: Should


TUESDAY'S RESULTS BASEBALL AREA SCORES Campbell 11, Chaney 1 Mooney 13, Struthers 2


OHIO Friday 4/22 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Rolling Cash 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball,

Penguins pound Toledo; league games on Horizon

Youngstown State put the game away with a five-run sixth inning. NILES -- Hits off the bat, and by

Local man, Ratzinger met in '97

The two chatted about a book the local man was reading. CANFIELD -- Fred Scarsella, owner of

REDEVELOPMENT Warren officials stress importance of having agencies locate downtown

Loss of agencies from downtown would devastate other businesses, a restaurateur said. WARREN --


JUNIOR OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL CLUB TOURNAMENTS Club Hollywood 14 team -- won the silver bracket at

CRIME Mayor takes aim at sex offenders

The mayor wants to embarrass sex offenders to get them to leave Youngstown. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Mahoning County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board Executive Committee,

Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2005. There are 255 days left in the year. On this

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2005. There are 255 days left in the year. On this

Visiting judge to hear opposition to emergency tax collections

WARREN -- A visiting judge in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court will hear a motion to prevent

More than 2,800 seized weapons meet a fiery demise


GEORGE F. WILL Less-than-perfect babies in harm's way

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- In Britain, as in Europe generally, abortion law has not been made by judges

FIRE DISTRICT Salem panel rescinds actions by electorate

Council is trying to ward off a budget deficit. SALEM -- In a move putting it closer to abolishing

Board votes to close Secrest Elementary

The closing will save $1.2 million, the treasurer said. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Southeast Asia's critical test

Opinion: Baltimore Sun: The military junta strangling Myanmar has survived with a lot of help from its