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Monument to honor children's TV legend

The sculpture will be in Pittsburgh, but no site has been picked yet. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sculptor

Clayman-Smith wedding set at country club

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Gary and Sherri Clayman, 99 Oriole Drive, are announcing the engagement and

Pirates pull out 4-3 win over Cubs in ninth on Sanchez's triple

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have no idea why LaTroy Hawkins has struggled so much as a closer


OHIO Night drawings: Mega Millions: 23-25-43-46-49 Mega Ball: 26 Pick 3: 4-7-7 Pick 4:

Rangers rough up Yankees in 10-2 win

New York pitcher Jaret Wright left the game with a shoulder injury. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK --

For Youngstown mayor: Robert E. Bush Jr.

Opinion: Five of the seven candidates for mayor of Youngstown are apparently unaware of the fact that the job

National Day of Prayer to be observed May 5

National Day of Prayer to be observed May 5 COLUMBIANA -- The Columbiana Ministerial Association

Released inmates must return as space allows

Furloughed inmates must call the jail every month. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER


DANIELLE BAKER MARCUS ORENDI XMASURY -- St. Bernadette Church was the setting at noon March 19 as

Lymphedema program

Lymphedema program YOUNGSTOWN -- A free "Living With Lymphedema" program will be presented from 11

Probe to focus on use of children

Advocacy groups claim that a New York City agency exploited HIV-infected youngsters. NEW YORK (AP)

NEWS SHOWS Opinions on the air

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week": Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Jon

Sport goes extreme with swooping

Swoopers use parachutes that allow little error. LOS ANGELES TIMES The airplane had just reached

Benedict quietly defied Nazis

New pope made risky choices in Bavarian town during World War II. TRAUNSTEIN, Germany (AP) --

MARK PHELAN Promising Cobalt is undone by quality-control glitches

The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt is an opportunity lost. It's also a troubling example of how General

More drivers use other ways to get around

Higher energy costs are fueling an increase in public transit use. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rising

TECHNOLOGY Modern machines often not friendly to blind

Because many devices now have digital screens, blind people cannot feel how to use them.

hMission remembered

hMission remembered TEHRAN, Iran -- A desperate mission to rescue 53 American hostages from Iran

Made in China: Deal in works

Cheap labor is opening the door to an export boom, analysts say. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

Adam Gesacion, fianc & eacute;e to marry in Washington

XPOLAND -- Nick and Diane Gesacion, 11 Walker Court, are announcing the engagement of their son,

MEDTRONIC INC. Spinal inplants dispute settled for $1.35 billion

The company will pay Dr. Gary Michelson $800 million for the intellectual property. LOS ANGELES

GARDEN FORUM Activities planned

Call Eleanor Young, (330) 758-8273, or Dorothy Haddox, (330) 799-1613, for reservations or

CBS MOVIE 'Locusts' swarms with bad scenes

The flick is about insects that escape a lab and multiply. By ROB OWEN SCRIPPS HOWARD I had no

Clues help glass collectors learn who produced it

Iridescent glass was made by many glass factories in the United States in the late-19th and 20th

Destiny of voting machines still unknown

MERCER, Pa. -- Local officials are waiting on the outcome of a re-examination of the Unilect Patriot


WEDNESDAY XIvy League members will meet at 2 p.m. for a program, "Attracting Backyard Birds and

The Vindicator

THE VINDICATOR Anyone who's ever planned a deck or patio party only to have the festivities cut

MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES Tennis star fighting back

Getting back a good quality of life is the goal. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS MIAMI -- Call it the

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CLEANING Quick wipes make environmentalists cringe

A use-and-toss trend in cleaning is filling landfills with nonbiodegradable products. KNIGHT

mahoning county jail | Inmate releases

MAHONING COUNTY JAIL | Inmate releases Here are a few examples of the types of crimes committed by

CHARACTERISTICS In the classroom

9-YEAR-OLD PUPILS Increased coordination. Push themselves to physical limits and fatigue easily.


SHARON LOWER JASON BLACK XCHANDLER, Ariz. -- Sharon Lower of Chandler, daughter of Wilmer and

Slippery Rock University to break ground for hall project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc. will break ground for SRU's $110


First place ($250) - "In Time," by Adetoro Makinde of Hollywood, Calif. Second place ($150) - "The

WILDLIFE ORPHANS Think before you act

In spring and early summer, many birds and young mammals are seemingly left alone, abandoned by

City saves money by refinancing 1994 bond

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city saved $261,843 by refinancing a 1994 bond issue at a lower rate and

President struggles in fight against escalating oil costs

Bush to push energy agenda with Saudi leader, but little relief seen from high gas prices.


KELLI YOZWIAK DOMINIC MARUCCI XBOARDMAN -- Avalon Lakes Grand Pavilion in Howland provided the

Big questions unanswered at Ohio State's spring game

The Buckeyes still aren't sure who will start at quarterback and running back. COLUMBUS (AP) --

8 Pa. hospitals test nasal swabs in effort to thwart staph infection

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Eight southwestern Pennsylvania hospitals are routinely testing nasal swabs taken

Winter returns to the Midwest

ASSOCIATED PRESS More than a month after spring's official start, old man winter is coming back to

Don't double up on dessert

Opinion: Kansas City Star: Some people may be helping themselves to a celebratory tub of ice cream -- with a

Mastrans' golden year is celebrated during reception

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Raymond and Lillian Mastran, 422 Hampton Circle, Grand Prairie, Texas, were honored


KRYSTAL SMITH BRIAN BAILING XKEY WEST, Fla. -- The marriage of Krystal Smith and Brian Bailing,


OHIO Day drawings: Pick 3, 3-0-5 Pick 4, 1-8-6-6 Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-8-0 Pick 4,


DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARDS 2004-05 Teaching Maria E. Delost, health professions; Jacek


Tech Center offers free GED practice test CANFIELD -- The Mahoning County Career and Technical

Car show on tap for Packard Museum

The theme of this year's annual event is 'Packards at Your Service.' WARREN -- The National

AT A GLANCE Browns' picks

Braylon Edwards Round 1 Position: wide receiver College: Michigan Pick: No. 3 overall

GRAEDONS | People's Pharmacy Drinking water when thirsty should meet the body's need

Q. I drink at least eight large glasses of water every day to maintain good health. When I play

Browns feel they got the best player in this year's NFL draft

BEREA (AP) -- Braylon Edwards wore No. 1 at Michigan, and he was second to none for the Cleveland

FOREIGN EXCHANGE Families sought to host students

The foreign students will range in age from 15 to 18. YOUNGSTOWN -- Families in the Youngstown

U.S. nabs 6 linked to helicopter crash

Day of violence, bombings claims 9 Iraqi troops and 1 American soldier. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The

From shotgun to Top Gun: Utah QB Smith goes No. 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Five minutes before commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the announcement,

Augdon House moves down Main Street

Utilities had to be turned off, and a section of road was closed to traffic. By DENISE DICK


APRIL 30 -- Cortland and Newton Falls Relay for Life outing at Tamer Win Golf Course in Cortland.

Scholarship offer has international flavor

NELSONVILLE -- The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is now accepting applications for the Ariana R.


KATHERINE HERDMAN JOHN CHISMAR JR. XVIENNA -- Katherine Herdman, daughter of David and Patricia


'ALL MY CHILDREN' Ethan insisted to Kendall he never lied about loving her, and explained why he

Cameras would be welcome at dangerous intersection

Opinion: Cameras would be welcome at dangerous intersection EDITOR: While many are bemoaning the fact




RECYCLING FACILITY Committee members At a meeting Friday at Mahoning County's Reuse and

Man hurt in accident on I-76

Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions. LAKE MILTON -- An 18-wheeler smashed into a

NFL DRAFT Niners on clock for first selection

They are considering two quarterbacks or a trade down. LOS ANGELES TIMES NEW YORK -- Joe Montana

Ohio education groups back bills that cap charter schools

COLUMBUS -- The Coalition for Public Education has announced its support of bills that call for


AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayIntr Baltimore117.611--6-4W-25-56-20-0

MCI re-answers call from Qwest; Verizon has five days to buzz in

NEW YORK (AP) -- MCI Inc. embraced a $9.75 billion takeover bid Saturday from Qwest Communications

OBSERVANCES Passover, the Sabbath coincide

Bread is at the heart of the dilemma this year. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For

Dole recounts his days in Army

The former senator uses letters he wrote home during the war to help tell his story. By JEFF

All aboard for a look at history of rail travel

All aboard for a look at history of rail travel Long ago, before airport security lines, cramped

Living history group to depict Civil War

CANFIELD -- What if everything you thought about the American Civil War was wrong? What if you

SENATE PROBE Rare coin deal raises eyebrows, questions

Lawmakers want to know why an ex-convict handled the state's $50 million investment. TOLEDO (AP)

MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards. This week's standards:

MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards. This week's standards:

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP Willis stays hot, Marlins top Reds

The Mets have won 10 of 13 after beating the Nationals. ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI -- Dontrelle

Boardman students to present 'Nunsense'

BOARDMAN -- The Boardman High School's Drama Guild will perform Dan Goggin's musical "Nunsense" at

Museum shows area's diversity

The building houses relics that depict the region's history, from Civil War items to a moonshine

Singh, Coles share lead going into final round

Windy conditions made the Houston Open course much tougher to play. ASSOCIATED PRESS HUMBLE,

SCOPE Howland Senior Center, 8273 High St. N.E., Warren, activities are as follows: Wednesday,

SCOPE Howland Senior Center, 8273 High St. N.E., Warren, activities are as follows: Wednesday,

Grove City professor is promoted to dean

The outgoing dean is a former YSU professor. GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Dr. Stacy Birmingham, professor of

RETIREMENT JFS chief reflects on agency's successes

Crawford plans to get in some fishing and do some traveling. YOUNGSTOWN -- Delores Crawford says

New location

New location kAFTER 155 YEARS in the same place, the Augdon House in Poland has a new address.

If you love your pet, don't set it free

When you buy or get a pet, there are certain things you also acquire with the animal. Making the


OHIO Friday 4/22 Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-7-7 Pick 4, 3-4-8-3 Rolling Cash 5, 1-26-33-34-39

Downtown first choice for new site of agency

The Social Security office does not intend to move to the suburbs, the director said. WARREN --


CONSTANCE RAMLOW MICHAEL KRAMER XLEESVILLE, S.C. -- Constance Ann Ramlow of Leesville, and Michael

Hikers find wilderness, civilization along path

Travelers can go for miles without seeing anyone, but towns along the way offer hot food and

Allen Masonic Lodge celebrates 150th anniversary

COLUMBIANA -- Allen Masonic Lodge, 722 Springfield Road, marked its 150th anniversary April 23 with

Book recounts musician's early career

Guitarist Dave Van Ronk was known for his storytelling. By SCOTT BAUER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


'THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI' Mariah Carey Island/Def Jam, ss 1/2 Mariah Carey's close


MICHELE HUPP WILLIAM FRANCIS XMIDDLEPORT -- Married at 3:30 p.m. March 19 at Middleport Church of

HOW HE SEES IT Dems should fight for religious mantle


Cash register stolen

Cash register stolen YOUNGSTOWN -- The cash register at Subway on East Midlothian Boulevard was

Detroit pulls away from 76ers in opener

Rasheed Wallace led the Pistons with 26 of his 29 points in the second half. ASSOCIATED PRESS

SCOTT SHALAWAY These quotes might do a world of good

Back in 1990, I commemorated Earth Day by quoting some thoughtful writers who shared a love of the

WRONGFUL DEATHS Officials, families settle suit

Fort Worth officials consider settling lawsuit over four drownings. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

MAHONING COUNTY MEET Boardman girls, Fitch boys grab Div. I titles

Struthers won both Div. II crowns in the 93rd running of the meet. AUSTINTOWN -- Even though it

hAuthor helps make pruning easy

hAuthor helps make pruning easy Can't make the cut? Steve Bradley can help. Bradley is the

POPE BENEDICT Name is a clue to his views

The name is linked to the patron saint of Europe. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS PHILADELPHIA -- In

Spring into maintenance by assessing home

Spring is a time to assess how well your maintenance work held up during the winter and what other

Coin Silver pulls away to capture Lexington Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher will have three horses in the Kentucky Derby. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Trainer

NOVELS New mysteries by well-known authors set to sizzle

Donald E. Westlake and Carolyn Hart both have new novels. By RON BERTHEL ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


CLUBS WTU banquet Thursday The Beaver Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will hold a banquet

YSU FOOTBALL Defenders retain red jerseys

Interceptions and a blocked field goal triggered a 62-54 scrimmage victory. By PETE MOLLICA


MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in

CAMPUS NOTES In the spotlight

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Sigma Alpha Lambda announced that Kathleen Ann Barreca of Girard has

CAL THOMAS 'Religious intolerance' charge is hypocritical

Opinion: Democrats, who have been taking a crash course in the language of religion in hopes of winning some

FLIGHTS Unsure of what you can fly with?

Rules about what's OK to bring on flights have confused some travelers. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

Upshaw will give address at graduation

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Acclaimed American lyric soprano Dawn Upshaw will present Allegheny College's 2005


OHIO Friday 4/22 Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-7-7 Pick 4, 3-4-8-3 Rolling Cash 5, 1-26-33-34-39

IBL Crockett powers 'Cats past Lightning

Mahoning Valley led 36-17 after one quarter in the easy win. STRUTHERS -- Mahoning Valley guard

MARK PATINKIN Why doesn't Cardinal Law go away?

Opinion: When did they start referring to college gymnasiums as "wellness centers"? Line overheard by a man

New plate to help clean river

Muskies are known as fierce predators, with big teeth, voracious appetites and an allure that makes

Virginia tight end Heath Miller becomes Big Ben's newest target

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Some traditions of the Pittsburgh Steelers rarely change. Their commitment to the

Video shows helicopter crash

Insurgents caused the aircraft wreck. LOS ANGELES TIMES BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Videotapes showing the

CRIME PREVENTION Boardman cops seek trends in reports

The analysis helps with deterrence and prediction. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


DEE CRAWFORD Retirement dinner A retirement dinner is planned for Delores "Dee" Crawford. Here

AP cameraman gunned down in Mosul; photographer hurt

Saleh Ibrahim was the 28th journalist killed while on assignment for the AP. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --

To summarize: This nation is in a whole lot of trouble

Opinion: EDITOR: Let's see if I'm able to summarize today's cultural and political climate. Our

Lions take wide open look into season

Four receiver formations were part of Saturday's spring game. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn

'EXTREME MAKEOVER -- HOME EDITION' Man contacts reality show, builds new home for family

A Cortland man asked how he could get involved. WARREN -- If you're watching "Extreme Makeover --

Agassi's service problems send him home

HOUSTON (AP) -- Sebastien Grosjean took advantage of Andre Agassi's serving troubles and snapped a


May 1: 2-3:30 p.m. Guided Tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the gardens


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Da Mamboking (Parker)5.003.603.00 Thoughtful King

Tech center students join society

CANFIELD -- Thirty students from the Mahoning County Career & amp; Technical Center received

Explosion kills Ohio soldier near convoy

The soldier was home on leave two months ago. FRANKFORT, Ohio (AP) -- A 20-year-old Ohio soldier

There can be lots of doggone fun at Passover

Being religious and being a stick-in-the-mud don't have to be the same, a pet-store owner was told.

DALE McFEATTERS If you think a Harley is dangerous ...

Opinion: At a certain age you become Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" all over again. You remember Ralphie,

LPGA aids Clearview charity pro-am

On June 27 members of the LPGA Tour will take part in a fundraising event at Clearview Golf Course

Some fast facts about America's waste stream -- and craving for disposable cleaning products:

Some fast facts about America's waste stream -- and craving for disposable cleaning products: The

DISNEYLAND Unofficial tour guide gets booted

A blog writer and die-hard Mickey Mouse fan gave the unsanitized version of the theme park's

COURT Gunman may be in jail for year

Twelve people were sentenced for a variety of offenses. MERCER, Pa.-- A Sharon man will serve six


300 GAMES Holiday: Joe Beeson in Tuesday Night Shooting Gallery. 290 GAMES Boardman Lanes:

Tendency to preach causes problems

Dear Annie: I am the single mother of a 13-year-old boy. "Aaron" loves to visit his grandparents,

Tentative pact reached

Tentative pact reached WARREN -- Negotiators for the 535-member Warren Education Association and

Service, reception celebrate 50th for Thompsons

XPOLAND -- A service of blessing and thanksgiving was held April 10 in the chapel of Good Hope

Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2005. There are 252 days left in the year. The Jewish

Opinion: Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2005. There are 252 days left in the year. The Jewish

REVIEW 'Two-Dollar Bill' a thriller worth the money

A dead prostitute and a sex video scandal add to the novel's suspense. By CAROL DEEGAN

Slippery Rock University set to begin construction project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., will break ground for SRU's $

HELOISE Go ahead and let the birds snack on oranges

Dear Heloise: We have orange trees in our back yard, and certain birds poke holes in the oranges to

Brothel survivor is bound for U.S.

DALLAS (AP) -- A woman who broke her back after jumping out a sixth-story window to escape a Turkish

Sabathia starts strong, leads Tribe past Seattle

Ronnie Belliard added a three-run homer for the Indians. SEATTLE (AP) -- C.C. Sabathia is counting

CALIFORNIA CONTAMINATION City won't take chances with tainted water

Rialto is determined to clean up its polluted aquifer, no matter what the cost. RIALTO, Calif.

GOP tries to soften blow of cuts in state funding

Opinion: As officials in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties battle to keep their governments afloat

Masonic district presents awards

STEUBENVILLE -- The 6,912 Freemasons in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson and Mahoning counties honored




St. Mark Church 3560 Logan Way, Youngstown (330) 759-8383 Rev. Fr. Dan Rohan Lazarus

No small feat

THE VINDICATOR KENNYWOOD, AMERICA'S favorite traditional amusement park, has more fun per square

ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Racial slur reaches beyond soccer field

Opinion: BUENOS AIRES -- An apparent racial slur by an Argentine player against a black Brazilian rival


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Sister Madeleine is happy to say: Mission accomplished

The Antonine nuns received donations from across the globe to build the center. By GAIL WHITE

PLANTS Silvers provide garden shimmer

The plants add contrast amid colorful flowers and green foliage. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS AKRON


BETHEL ELDERBERRIES XMembers of the Bethel Elderberries will meet for a luncheon at noon Thursday.


The East High Hall of Fame banquet will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at Mr. Anthony's. Tickets cost $20

YSU Love, peace in air at spring choral concert

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University's Dana Choral Department will present "Spring Choral

Washington Post

WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- Lia Carfagno thumbed through her history textbook seeking facts

WEDDING EXPENSES Borrowing thousands for the big day is common

An average wedding on the low end is $15,000 for 200 people, one planner said. SCRIPPS HOWARD

Ursuline's Satterlee earns honor

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. -- Union College's Erin Satterlee, an Ursuline High graduate, was named

Today is Sunday, April 24, the 114th day of 2005. There are 251 days left in the year. On this date in 1800, Congress approves a bill establishing the Library of Congress.

Today is Sunday, April 24, the 114th day of 2005. There are 251 days left in the year. On this date