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MOUNTAINEER RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Davis's Punch (Marcial)3.802.802.40 Girls Got Skills (Villa-


YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS Improvements State report cards will be out next week depicting how


HOLLY WEIMER LUKE WATTS XGIRARD -- The wedding of Holly Kristin Weimer, a daughter of Richard and

Packers' LB Diggs has damaged knee, will miss two weeks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Na'il Diggs has a partially torn medial

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2005. There are 143 days left in the year. On this

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2005. There are 143 days left in the year. On this


BASEBALL BB Rooners -- is conducting tryouts for its fall and 2006 team for players ages 15-18.

HOW HE SEES IT Clouds appear over the future of Iraq

Opinion: By JOHN HALL MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- At this point, the still-aborning Iraqi

Marine Corps League to have 26th reunion

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Tri-State Detachment of the Marine Corps League will have its 26th annual reunion


KIMBERLY ZAVARELLO SCOTT BRYSON XYOUNGSTOWN -- St. Columba Cathedral was the setting July 9 for

The Scrappers finally found some offense in an 11-3 win over the Cyclones.

The Scrappers finally found some offense in an 11-3 win over the Cyclones. By BILL SULLIVAN


MONDAY'S GAMES American League Boston 11, Texas 6 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago White Sox 2

BOARDMAN CAT used to combat auto theft

As of July 31, 132 vehicles had been reported stolen in the township this year. BOARDMAN -- Police


STACIE BANFIELD DEREK PIELECH XSTEUBENVILLE -- Mayan Riviera in Mexico was the honeymoon


BIRTHS Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Jennifer Taylor and Jeremy J. Hall, 530 West

CONVOCATION CENTER Officials call off plans to see arena until fall

The Tennessee group expects to come when the facility is operational. By DAVID SKOLNICK


KATY JOHNSON JUSTIN ACERRA XTAMPA, Fla. -- Katy Johnson and Justin Acerra, both of 181 Northwest

DAN K. THOMASSON Keeping guns away from the workplace

Opinion: WASHINGTON --Here's a hypothetical for you. You're a corporate executive in a state, say Oklahoma,

"Bankers have conferences like lawyers and doctors. Why not clowns?"

Opinion: "Bankers have conferences like lawyers and doctors. Why not clowns?" Alicia Lopez Who led a

DISCOVERY NASA overjoyed to welcome shuttle home

'Today we honored the Columbia crew,' the shuttle program manager said. ORLANDO SENTINEL CAPE


MULTISTATE Mega Millions, 13-35-36-43-52 Mega Ball, 5 OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 8-7-5

WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP Trustees to respond to petition

More than 500 residents oppose borrowing for a safety upgrade to Niles-Carver Road. MINERAL RIDGE

Safety alert: Don't burn until grass is green

The Mahoning County Fire Chief's Association is urging all county residents not to burn fires of any

YSU Rule change grants CB Jones another season

He's regained the 2001 season he lost to academics. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Motorcycle club pays tribute to fallen biker

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Brothers of the Hammer motorcycle club has come together to help the family of a

Beaver Township trustees to pursue renewal of levy

NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees are asking residents to renew a 1.9 mill tax levy in

BOARD MEETING Talks set to continue for school

Negotiations began a month after the district passed a levy. LIBERTY -- School bells in Liberty

School board votes to place 6.9-mill levy on ballot

Struthers residents and school employees had questions about funding and jobs. By KANTELE FRANKO

HELOISE To plump up dried-out raisins, just add hot water

Dear Heloise: I wanted to use some raisins in a bread mix, and they were dried out. Is there a way

NEGOTIATIONS YSU faculty union sets date for strike

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University's 380-member

SWIMMING Olympic gold medalist hosts Youngstown camp

Lenny Krayzelburg won at the Sydney Games in 2000. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

EDUCATION Test results, reading scores on the rise

By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- With the release of state and local report

RESCUE MISSION Agency works on goal of $2M

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley is in the midst of its annual fund-raising


TODAY 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Master Series Montreal. 1 p.m. (WGN) Baseball: White Sox at

PHANTOMS HOCKEY 9 NAHL players drafted by NHL

Two were selected in the top 10 of last month's delayed draft. BOARDMAN -- The North American


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


LOCAL Indiana tops Boardman in Little League INDIANAPOLIS -- A three-run fifth inning was the


LENA HAGG DUANE RANDALL XBAZETTA -- Bob Maffitt Meadows was the setting July 9 for the 2 p.m.

S. Side shooting leaves man, 29, in guarded condition

YOUNGSTOWN -- A South Side man was in guarded condition Tuesday evening at St. Elizabeth Health


Agenda THURSDAY Weathersfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., township administration

BAZETTA TOWNSHIP Plans approved for Wal-Mart Supercenter

Construction could start sometime next year. By JOHN W. GOODWIN, JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners consider loans to area businesses

Commissioners have asked for more information before approving the loans. JOHN W. GOODWIN, JR.

Show dog, missing for 4 days, found in woods in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN -- The saga of a lost show dog named Josh is over. Kathy Gangi of Langley, Wash., found

Arafat's corruption costly

Opinion: Dallas Morning News: This coming Sunday, the formal stage of Israel's withdrawal from its Gaza Strip

YSU's Early College starts second year

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Early College kicks off its second year of classes today at Youngstown

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WARREN Elm Road property bought before auction

The dairy farm property has been owned by the Biery family since 1912. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman Township:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman Township: POLAND Aug. 7 Threats:

OHIO GOVERNMENT Reardon announces bid for state auditor

He is the first Democrat to certify his intentions to run for the nomination. By JEFF ORTEGA

Nurse pleads innocent to drug charges

WARREN -- A nurse faces a pretrial hearing later this month in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Tierra Forest and Aaron Agee, 820 Martin Luther King

An exclamation point at the end of an era for TV news

Opinion: All of the faces have now changed, and it is safe to say that major network news will never be the

TERRORISM Trying to root out Al-Qaida Hunt continues for sleeper cells

A recent capture sheds light on the changing tactics of the terror group. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage applications Richard H. Swager, 24, of 44 Audobon Drive, Poland, and

Road work in Canfield Township

Road work in Canfield Township Leffingwell Road between Raccoon Road and state Route 46 in

HOW SHE SEES IT There's good news for U.S. education

Opinion: By DIANE RAVITCH HOOVER INSTITUTION The nation was treated to good news in mid-2005 when the


AMANDA ZAPKO PATRICK SERANI XYOUNGSTOWN -- Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was the honeymoon destination of

YSU summer enrollment rises 2% from last year

YSU summer enrollment rises 2% from last year YOUNGSTOWN -- Summer student enrollment at

HOW HE SEES IT Med schools must meet needs of aging citizens

Opinion: By R. EDWARD HOWELL KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Nearly 3,000 people lined up

MILL CREEK Grant and donations help preserve wildlife sanctuary

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER PARADISE -- Mill Creek MetroParks is using a grant and

MAHONING TOWNSHIP Curfew considered to quell mischief

Pursuing the juveniles could expose police to liability, the chief said. HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- Fed up

HOMICIDE Man, 28, is shot to death in car downtown; police seek leads

Detectives have a few leads on a possible motive, according to a spokesman. By PATRICIA MEADE

CARL P. LEUBSDORF Countdown to 2008: Jockeying has begun

Opinion: For both parties, it was like a premature preview of 2008 presidential politics. No sooner had