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THURSDAY'S RESULTS BASEBALL AREA SCORES Canton McKinley 4, Boardman 0 Fitch 1, North Canton

SOFTBALL Poland, Springfield post key league wins

Fitch pitcher Jen Purnell shut out Federal rival Perry. POLAND -- Jenna Susany and Jenna Medina

LANDSCAPING Liberty planting hope with flowers

The landscaping work is part of the township's plan to beautify the community. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


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

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BOYS 4x800 relay -- Salem, 8:11.5; Lordstown, 8:20; Fitch, 8:20.2; Boardman, 8:23.6; Ursuline,

Miami topples N. Jersey, 108-105

The Heat have a 3-0 lead in the series. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The ball bounced Vince

HOW SHE SEES IT Is America headed for a shortage of thinkers?

Opinion: By ROSABETH MOSS KANTER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Consumer confidence has fallen. The Dow has hit

TRUMBULL COUNTY Expert may evaluate 911 services

The consultant would be asked to look at several issues, including consolidation of services. By

Car break-ins reported

Car break-ins reported GIRARD -- Police are investigating four vehicle break-ins and the theft of


The Youngstown Board of Control took the following action Thursday: Approved two change-order

Alliance downs Salem; Boardman defeated

ALLIANCE -- Jarin Heath struck out nine batters on Thursday, but the Salem High baseball team lost

From theater to funk, her background gives her music roots

A young singer, she's living her dream right now, touring with an alt-country favorite.

MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners make final push for sales tax

The half-percent tax would bring in between $12 million and $14 million a year. AUSTINTOWN --

Amanda Odom, fianc & eacute; planning July 2 wedding

XCORTLAND -- Announcement is being made by James and Joanne Odom, 2525 Henn-Hyde Road, of the

HOW HE SEES IT U.S. policy on Cuba keeps families apart

Opinion: By CARLOS LAZO LOS ANGELES TIMES I joined the Army National Guard and proudly served as a combat

ED HINTON Thirst for more speed remains

You can't help wondering, every time you drive through the tunnel into Talladega (Ala.)

Charges filed after threat to judge

The defendant faces more than 11 years behind bars if convicted on all charges. YOUNGSTOWN -- A

Westminister to recognize honor students

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College will recognize its academic achievers at the Spring

BASKETBALL Despite 3-1 start, Wildcats fire coach/GM

Poor ticket sales are spurring cost-cutting measures for the new team. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR

COURT Man jailed after being late for pretrial date

The South Side resident now faces more criminal charges. YOUNGSTOWN -- Donald Thompkins made two


LOCAL Drug conviction jLYNDAL KIMBLE of Warren was convicted of nine drug counts Thursday. He

Inspector files suit, claims discrimination

The inspector filed numerous grievances that were dismissed, the chief says. By PATRICIA MEADE

Megan McAtee, fianc & eacute; to be wed at St. Charles

XAnnouncement is being made of the engagement of Megan McAtee, 759 Golfview Ave., Boardman, a

Group to demonstrate voting machines

The training is necessary because local voters have not used the new system. MERCER, Pa. --

'XXX: STATE OF THE UNION' Ice Cube feels the heat

This hip-hop spectactular plays for fun, and that's all. By ROGER MOORE KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

Nobody likes the truth

Opinion: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is a Republican conservative from

Driver's license suspended for life

YOUNGSTOWN -- Michael J. Campy will no longer be allowed to legally drive a vehicle once he gets out

BASEBALL Fitch's Oles no-hits Hoover

The Falcons lead the Federal League with a 6-0 record. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT NORTH CANTON --

'SIMPSONS' Homer's universe on display

Underneath all the bluster, Homer is really quite a shallow fellow. By DAVE MASON SCRIPPS HOWARD

Mid-June wedding set by Miss Alfano, David Stevens

XBOARDMAN -- Joseph and Eleanor Alfano, 761 Forestridge Drive, are announcing the engagement and

$34,000 thrown from car in chase

Suspected marijuana in the car was too big for the evidence locker, police said. By PATRICIA MEADE

"In the 21st Century, there can be no place for xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of racial

Opinion: "In the 21st Century, there can be no place for xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of racial


ASSOCIATIONS XBoardman-Canfield Branch of American Association of University Women will meet at 6

Clean grill racks by soaking them in ammonia

Dear Heloise: After pulling out the barbecue pit, I noticed that the racks had not been cleaned


YSU Softball YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State's doubleheader with Niagara was canceled. The

Roush: Don't wait, put safety first

NASCAR's "engine of the future" won't be ready until 2008, Roush said. WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Miller-Womack wedding plans are revealed

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Major and Gloria Miller of Youngstown are announcing the engagement and coming


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Dana D. Penson, 27, of 475 Alameda Ave., Youngstown, and


A county grand jury also indicted these people: Miles B. Hogan, 41, Forest Ridge Drive, Boardman;

Jurors report problems at jail

The jail did not receive a good report card from the grand jury. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County

On March 19, 2005, The Vindicator reported the conviction and sentencing of Donna Butler in Mahoning

On March 19, 2005, The Vindicator reported the conviction and sentencing of Donna Butler in Mahoning


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 3-0-8 Pick 4, 9-5-9-5 Rolling Cash 5: 2-5-6-10-33 Day

ENGLISH FESTIVAL Top competitors

The 27th annual Youngstown State University English Festival took place April 20-22 at Youngstown

Settlement could give park system money

The county's park system has five facilities in danger of closing. WARREN -- Trumbull County's

WORKERS' COMPENSATION Drug testing violates contract, union says

The mayor says the grievance will be denied. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Homeowners file applications for tax cuts

MERCER, Pa. -- Approximately 80 percent of Mercer County homeowners have filed applications for

MERCER COUNTY Bond sale OK'd to help refurbish foundry

The tax-free bonds make it less expensive for the company to borrow money. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer

Commissioners OK pair of new contracts

The county has sealed its toilet paper deal for six months. WARREN -- Two new contracts approved

TRACK AND FIELD Strongest field is expected in Poland

Many state contenders will be competing at the 10th Poland Invitational. POLAND -- Meet director

MAHONING COUNTY Attorney files class-action suit on behalf of flooding victims

Government negligence resulted in the problems, the suit says. YOUNGSTOWN -- Nearly 200 Mahoning


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS THURSDAY 2nd--Jhecho (Felix J.) 11.404.202.80 Mize (Bracho A.) 3.402.40

Actress gears up for action movie

The former baton-twirler stars in 'XXX: State of the Union.' By HENRY CABOT BECK NEW YORK DAILY

Baby-sitting course

Baby-sitting course BOARDMAN -- An American Red Cross Baby-sitting Training Course will be offered

Schools are important to the community and to students

Opinion: Schools are important to the community and to students EDITOR: I'm a freshman at Struthers High

Budget takes aim at entitlements

The agreement, seen as a victory for Republicans, also opened the door to oil drilling in the Arctic