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Potatoes and propane are a combustible duo for these YSU students

Students learn that too much fuel can spoil a quality potato launching. YOUNGSTOWN -- Take a

Today is Friday, April 22, the 112th day of 2005. There are 253 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, April 22, the 112th day of 2005. There are 253 days left in the year. On this date


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-6-9 Pick 4, 7-3-0-6 Rolling Cash 5: 4-7-20-23-39 Day

Don't use muriatic acid near stainless steel

Dear Heloise: Would you help alert consumers to a problem associated with using muriatic acid in a


BOYS 4x800 relay -- Salem, 8:11.5; Fitch, 8:20.2; Boardman, 8:22.5; Ursuline, 8:31; Mooney,

NFL gifts for the holidays

PITTSBURGH -- To most football fans in the Mahoning Valley, the days when the Cleveland Browns and


TODAY 10:30 a.m. (WKBN-AM 570) College football: Ohio State spring football report 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Music teachers plan recital at Butler

Youngstown Music Teachers Association will present their students in recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at

Two accused of being hit men make first appearance since March

The two are charged in eight murders. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS NEW YORK -- Louis Eppolito and

Many of county's problems are of its own making

Opinion: Many of county's problems are of its own making EDITOR: Federal courts have found that prisoners


BASEBALL REGION Mount Union 2-2, John Carroll 0-5 -- The Purple Raiders are 13-14-1, 4-6 Ohio


CANFIELD PICKUP Brush schedule The city will begin brush pickup in May. Brush should be placed

'STORYTELLERS' Boss describes writing songs

The TV show lets artists tell how they created their music. By RICHARD HUFF NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Mariah's on top

Mariah's on top Rapper 50 Cent's six-week reign at the top of the nation's album sales charts was

BASEBALL Injury sidelines Nomar

The Cubs shortstop has a ruptured tendon that could require surgery. CHICAGO TRIBUNE CHICAGO --

Thomas Arnoto, fianc & eacute;e planning July wedding

XWOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Andrea Hoffman, 3814 Del Mar Drive, is announcing her engagement and forthcoming

Veteran officer named as new superintendent

The new superintendent started his corrections career in Mercer. MERCER, Pa. -- Paul Stowitzky has

PREP BASEBALL Struthers captures backyard battle, 7-5

The Wildcats defeated Campbell for their third win of the season. STRUTHERS -- When backyard

Hagan is big spender as May 3 primary nears

The state senator bought $40,000 worth of television and radio ad time. By DAVID SKOLNICK

HOW HE SEES IT U.S. shoots itself in the foot in Iraq

Opinion: By MAX BOOT LOS ANGELES TIMES Ever since Ronald Reagan proclaimed in his 1981 inaugural address

R. KELLY, JAY-Z Feuds mar stars' concert tour

The R & amp;B artist was accused in 2002 of distributing child pornography. By BRIAN KATES

Neshannock police to lease car, use money saved for computer

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Neshannock Township Police Department will lease rather than buy a new Ford


Height/weight: 6-foot-1, 198 pounds High school: Sharon (2001) College: Michigan Key stats:

TELEVISION 'Joan of Arcadia' seeks divine intervention

The show has struggled with ratings, but its creator hopes CBS will pick it up for another season.

Parenting beliefs changing

Q. The mother of two small children writes that when she takes them to indoor play areas she often

Family awarded $986,7740

Jurors were asked only to determine how much the victim's family should get. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Expo brings together users of many disciplines

Practitioners gather to offer glimpse of holistic healing. LIBERTY -- If you are a long-time

Note and card among items seized

It is not known if anything was written on the items taken by FBI agents. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

China's response to piracy was timely, but uninspiring

Opinion: China responded to U.S. complaints last week about the theft of intellectual property by sentencing

Mixing religion and politics

Opinion: The (Nashville) Tennessean: Sen. Bill Frist, the majority leader from Tennessee, is not the first

Trepac-Zaza plans at made known in Columbiana

XCOLUMBIANA -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Trepac, 952 Fairfield School Road, are announcing the engagement

YSU SPRING FOOTBALL Penguins face test in scrimmage

The first and only jersey scrimmage of the spring is today at 3:30 p.m. By PETE MOLLICA


MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners' meeting The county commissioners handled these matters Thursday:

'Constitutional crisis' may be ahead for Senate

Republicans have considered changing a rule that would prevent judicial filibusters. KNIGHT RIDDER

YSU annual dinner to honor educators' accomplishments

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University's Beeghly College of Education will hold its annual dinner

New voting machines tested today

A state official said he didn't know when results of the test would be announced. MERCER, Pa. --

Band holds onto roots

Group members acknowledge their pasts but rock toward their future. THE ERA OF THE SUPERGROUP HAS


MONEY-SAVING TIPS Don't be afraid to make things yourself. Invitations, guest books and favors

PREP SOFTBALL Springfield routs Jackson-Milton in ICL matchup

Christy Warren had a homer, triple and two doubles in the 12-2 win. NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Christy


THE SHOW EXHIBITORS Ted Suzelis, N.D., and Robin Suzelis: Small and Mighy Marketing Synthia

PREP BASEBALL Fitch whips Jackson, 6-1

The Falcons are now 5-0 in the Federal League. MASSILLON -- The Fitch High baseball team improved

& lt;B & gt;BALL, & lt;/B & gt;Ethel M., 80, of Petersburg; calling

& lt;B & gt;BALL, & lt;/B & gt;Ethel M., 80, of Petersburg; calling hours Sunday

"I am no politician. I belong to no political group, no economic group, banking or financial. I'm a

Opinion: "I am no politician. I belong to no political group, no economic group, banking or financial. I'm a

Melissa Ruffner to be July bride of Don Jones

XAUSTINTOWN -- Mel and Sandy Ruffner, 3050 Evelyn Road, are announcing the engagement of their

CONGRESS House OKs bill that would allow drilling in Alaskan wildlife refuge

The bill also would extend daylight-saving time by two months. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- The

Despite injury, Mayes hoping to find an NFL home

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF It's hard to believe now, but when Sam Mayes was a Fitch

Auditor focuses on fiscal forecast

Tablack wants a clear picture of the county's financial future by month's end. YOUNGSTOWN --

There is cause for a celebration

Opinion: By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE SAN FRANCISCO -- By 2050, the world will not be

Senate OKs war bill, but plan still faces hurdles

A battle over immigration and a Baghdad embassy awaits in the House. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON

Sales tax opponent adopts new tack

The new, third petition will be ready for signatures by Tuesday. WARREN -- Thaddeus Price says his


ASSOCIATIONS XGourmet Group of the Youngstown Branch of the American Association of University

New Castle accepting school board applications

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- New Castle Area School Board is accepting applications from individuals

Online animations

Online animations kSOME CELEBRITIES provide endless material for comedians. Now, online animations

PREP TRACK Mahoning County meet set Saturday

Boardman girls and Struthers boys will defend titles at Falcon Stadium. AUSTINTOWN -- The Boardman


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Cornering the market

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A few years ago, when Marlin Jackson

SAM MAYES At a glance

Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 350 pounds High School: Fitch (2000). College: Oklahoma State.

ABWA chapter celebrates first year

BOARDMAN -- "Spring Fling" was the theme at a dinner held April 13 at Holiday Inn South as members

FITNESS Junqueira and junk food? No way

The Champ Car driver said being in shape is essential to his success. ASSOCIATED PRESS The scene

WHO PAYS? It's a question baffling to all who budget their nuptials



THURSDAY'S RESULTS BASEBALL AREA SCORES Warren Harding 9, Chaney 2 Fitch 6, Massillon

Success feels great for goth band

Balancing chaos and rock perfection seems to be working. Replete with a dead girl in a coffin,

Outlook worse because of Bush

Opinion: By JOHN PASSACANTANDO KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- Yes, things have gotten worse over

Warren woman a winner

Warren woman a winner WARREN -- Amie D. McGee of Warren won $40,000 playing the Ohio Lottery

PROFILE 'Idol' alumna is poised for a breakout year


NASCAR Team DEI to start stepping up pressure

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's stepped up his commitment. WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL FORT WORTH, Texas

Benedict reappoints officials of Vatican

The pontiff also seeks a softer image among the world's religions. VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope