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Medical billing company bids on township building

A second visit by the company to the building is expected next week. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

BOX OFFICE Despite acclaim, 'Murderball' lags

Distributors say the rugby players who are disabled are turning moviegoers away. By ANN HORNADAY

Mixed legacy for a monarch

Opinion: Philadelphia Inquirer: World leaders quickly sent their condolences Monday to Saudi Arabia upon the

2 teens arrested in July hit-and-run death

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two arrests have been made in the July 10 homicide of Marilyn Guthrie of Niles.

INDIANS 6, YANKEES 5 Cleveland stops New York magic

The Yankees couldn't stage their third straight game-winning rally. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Before his

JACKSON-MILTON For: 780 Against: 1,221

JACKSON-MILTON For: 780 Against: 1,221 SEBRING For: 262 Against: 562 GIRARD For: 1,182 Against:

Spicy chicken recipes for hot summer days

It may seem contradictory, but native cuisines from warm-climate regions are some of the spiciest in


Inside *For once in his life, Steve Young doesn't have to wait for the good part. *Matt Jones

Levy for Fairhaven to be on ballot in November

The interim 911 director has been there almost from the center's start. WARREN -- Trumbull County

'WEEDS' Mary-Louise Parker goes to pot, sort of

This PTA mom has her own code of ethics: Never sell to minors, and don't smoke it yourself. By

TRUMBULL COUNTY Engineers trim extra length of box culvert

The change didn't add to the cost, an engineer said. LORDSTOWN -- A replacement bridge on Tait

HOW HE SEES IT Don't believe hype about Sen. Clinton's moderation


"The court system is not perfect, but it works."

Opinion: "The court system is not perfect, but it works." Thomas A. Doswell Who spent 19 years jailed for

Cancer Society taking grant applications

WARREN -- The American Cancer Society, Ohio Division is accepting applications for 2006 Community

Senate will vote today on 'Jobs for Ohio' plan

Thirty-three Democrats supported the proposal. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

YSU Distinguished citizen to get service award

The award is the highest honor given by YSU. YOUNGSTOWN -- Thomas R. Hollern of Canfield, outgoing

Man charged with child pornography

WARREN -- The police department and the Trumbull County Children Services Board are investigating a

Fancy theme thongs made for talking

You can carry the handbag of the moment or sport red-state bumper stickers. You can wear gothic

A better healer than politician?

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Dr. Bill Frist has discovered (if he hadn't already) that the first rule of politics

ODOT launches online survey

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The Ohio Department of Transportation District 11 recently launched a new Web


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael Purnell, 39, of 17470 Laurel Ave., Lake Milton, and

Connecticut beats Liberty, sets franchise wins record

Sacramento beat the Silver Stars for its fifth straight win. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Taj

Fact finder to make his suggestions


Youngstown murder suspect arraigned

YOUNGSTOWN -- A trial is set for Aug. 24 in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a city man

TROPICS Forecasters raise storm predictions for season

The Atlantic storm total could tie 1933's record high of 21. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS CHARLOTTE,

Nashua Bridge expected to reopen Thursday

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County commissioners said they expect the Nashua Bridge in Pulaski

Aniston avoids saying anything bad about Pitt

LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY Jennifer Aniston doesn't badmouth soon-to-be-ex Brad Pitt in the September

Geoffrey Korff, fianc & eacute;e to wed in Cincinnati

XCINCINNATI -- Steven and Colleen Smith of Cincinnati announce the upcoming marriage of their

Plans announced for Longo-Zagorec nuptial exchange

XBOARDMAN -- Andrew Longo, 937 Augusta Drive, and Lillian Longo, 787 Larkridge Ave., are announcing

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2005. There are 150 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2005. There are 150 days left in the year. On this date

Blueberry season in full bloom

What gives you the blues and makes you happy at the same time? Blueberries, of course! Pick-your-own

WNBA ROUNDUP Connecticut beats Liberty, sets franchise wins record

Sacramento beat the Silver Stars for its fifth straight win. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Taj

Jury finds woman guilty of officer assault in '02

The trial was delayed several times before it finally took place. YOUNGSTOWN -- It took a jury


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Taking a stand against violence

The event is held to fight crime, organizers say. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Boardman East 11-12 prepares for regional

The team will play its first game on Friday in Indianapolis. BOARDMAN -- Following today's

Woman is accused of punching officer

The confrontation took place at police headquarters. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER

Barney-Renner wedding plans are announced

XBERLIN CENTER -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of Melissa Barney, 16207 Heiser Road, and Bryan

Vermont sweeps Scrappers

Mahoning Valley dropped a half-game behind Auburn in the standings. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT

Emily Hardwick, Michael Walston set wedding plans

XBOARDMAN -- Announcement is being made by James and Debra Hardwick, 132 Alburn Drive, of the

FINANCE Americans spend what they earn; national savings rate falls to zero

Many are living solely for the moment, banking their future on naive optimism. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

HELOISE The great mayo debate -- to cool or not to cool?

Dear Heloise: I have a question about sandwiches made with mayonnaise. I was always told not to make

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman Township:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman Township: July 27 Theft: Police arrested a 16-

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Port authority can't abandon search for an air carrier

Opinion: The apparent collapse of an agreement to bring Pan Am Clipper Connection air service to the

RECIPES Cool summer soup that will satisfy and refresh


Children Services to study performance audit

YOUNGSTOWN -- Members of the Mahoning County Children Services Board will meet today to go over a

Campbell school board hires personnel, accepts resignation

CAMPBELL -- The school board has hired two principals and accepted the resignation of the high

CARL P. LEUBSDORF Clinton moves to the center

Opinion: COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's no coincidence the only recent Democratic presidents were pro-defense

Zoning committee approves Wal-Mart

A traffic signal at the Supercenter could ease traffic concerns. WARREN -- Sizable construction


THURSDAY XCroatian Home of St. George Lodge 66 will hold a pasta dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the

Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday West Branch Board of Education early session, 6 p.m., special meeting, 7:30 p.m.,

MAHONING COUNTY Deputies set to crack down on illegal dumping

The litter patrols start Aug. 11. AUSTINTOWN -- The Mahoning County Sheriff's Department will

Panda cub passes its first health inspection

The mother didn't leave the birthing den for five days after the cub was born. WASHINGTON POST

Boardman Stars ready for regional

Boardman Stars ready for regional Boardman's 11-12 baseball all-stars play Illinois Friday in the

HOW HE SEES IT Who is paying for our patriotism?

Opinion: By UWE E. REINHARDT WASHINGTON POST President Bush assures us that the ongoing twin wars in Iraq

Dann: Not much new from aide

The senator seeks some weekly memos dating back to 1998. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

HOW HE SEES IT Social Security ownership is the only fix

Opinion: By SHAWN McCOY SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR In 1962, Students for a Democratic Society opened their


BIRTHS Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Dr. Wendy and Greg Smith, 6712A Market St.,

Heat was on, but no records were set

June temperatures were the second-highest on record for the month. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Producers to fill audience with Martha Stewarts

Producers to fill audience with Martha Stewarts NEW YORK -- Calling all Martha Stewarts. The

Second-half real estate taxes due Friday

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Treasurer John B. Reardon reminds taxpayers that second-half real

Voters reject 5 school issues

School leaders in Jackson-Milton, Lakeview, Girard, Sebring and East Liverpool are wondering what to

'A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION' Film has Keillor mulling revitalizing radio show

The movie is darker than the radio show and influenced by the actors. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


Man surrenders to police YOUNGSTOWN -- Donni L. Feagin surrendered to police to face a murder

Carpeting and clock cause concern for commissioners

The carpet in one courtroom has changed color. MERCER, Pa. -- Carpeting and clocks installed as

Players motivated by snub

The season opener is Sept. 1 against Slippery Rock. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF