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By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER HERMITAGE, Pa. -- About 60 names were added to the War

Golf outing scheduled in Hubbard

HUBBARD -- Trumbull County Children Services Citizens Committee will hold its sixth annual golf

GYMNASTICS Mineral Ridge girl wins national titles at 38th AAU Junior Olympics

NEW ORLEANS -- Erika Stewart of Mineral Ridge, competing in the optional 14- to 15-year-old

Candidate decries use of cameras

The council hopeful chose a hot topic to fire the first volley in the fall campaign. WARREN -- An

August brings rash of slayings

The homicides push the annual number to 22, up from 13 at this time last year. By PATRICIA MEADE

Today is Friday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2005. There are 141 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2005. There are 141 days left in the year. On this date

Man robs at least $400 from discount store

Man robs at least $400 from discount store BOARDMAN -- A man moved the cashier out of the way and

CAMPBELL Police, city feud over weapons stipend

A fact finder ruled that the debated stipend was not part of a reopener clause. By KANTELE FRANKO

HOW HE SEES IT Pro-life feminism is not an oxymoron

Opinion: By CRISPIN SARTWELL CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR CARLISLE, Pa. -- I am no bachelor, and if I know


Scrappers back to .500 The Scrappers scored five runs in the sixth inning of an 8-2 victory over

IRAQ Bush downplays chance for spring withdrawal

Grieving parents have camped out in protest near Bush's ranch. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


OTHER MATTERS At Thursday's session The county commissioners also handled these matters

Some words should be mailed, not e-mailed

Opinion: CASCO BAY, Maine -- I arrive at the island post office carrying an artifact from another age. It's a

Commissioners cancel court budget addition

Judges can order the officials to give them the money. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County's common

Mahoning County

MAHONING COUNTY Indictments A grand jury also indicted these people Thursday: Jason Womack,

FALLEN SOLDIERS | Additional names The following names were added to the War on Terror Memorial on Thursday:

Ernest W. Dallas Jr. Jason W. Montefering Ramon A. Villatoro, Jr., Milton M. Monzon Jr.

Three men indicted in police manhunt

The men eluded capture for one day. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County grand jury has indicted three


ASSOCIATIONS XMcDonald Midget Football Association will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday in the senior

FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS Reconfigured band will still rock you

The spotlight of fame has moved on, but the boys still play hard. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

Media, Regional Chamber get preview of new arena

The arena's maximum crowd capacity is 7,345. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

Decked-out dorm rooms

Coeds and concerned parents are splurging to make cinderblock cubicles cozy. By TERRI SAPIENZA

Billion-dollar deal for Yahoo in China

Billion-dollar deal for Yahoo in China kMA YUN, above left, founder and CEO of, speaks

SOUTH SIDE Former Giant Eagle to become library

The Lowellville branch of the library has been sold to a private citizen. By JOSH ECHT

Lawsuit brings on civil rights changes

An appeal is still pending before the 7th District Court of Appeals. YOUNGSTOWN -- For now,

HELOISE Summer pool safety warnings

Dear Heloise: Now is a good time to remind parents to be extra-vigilant in watching their children

MAHONING COUNTY Officials approve measures for levies

Officials approved more money for the clerk of courts office. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County

Scrappers pull past Cardinals

Mahoning Valley scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to an 8-2 victory. AUGUSTA, N.J. --

HOW HE SEES IT Republicans display arrogance of power

Opinion: By DAVID BOAZ CATO INSTITUTE What does Sen. George Allen, R-Va., have in common with James


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS THURSDAY 1st--Whereabouts (Rosendo)9.202.402.10 Keepairinyourtires

LAWRENCE COUNTY Lawsuit seeks to oust Felasco as treasurer

The suit alleges that the treasurer is living in Ohio. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


BIRTHS Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Jennifer And Rudy Zura, 367 Porter Ave.,

DALE McFEATTERS To be an 'Influential' you must do stuff

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- I have the uneasy feeling that I failed to make the cut for a really cool group, the

U.S. soldier killed by guerrillas

Sept. 18 will mark the first parliamentary elections in Afghanistan since 2001. LOS ANGELES TIMES

AUSTINTOWN Police target signs placed on poles, in rights of way

Placing signs in the public right of way of a highway is illegal. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

CHL changes rules for 2005-06 season

The modifications are intended to put a greater emphasis on the offense. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Central

Meeting planned in effort to avoid strike by ACE union

A faculty negotiator said many of her members would honor an ACE picket line. By DAVID SKOLNICK

The people's choice

Opinion: Baltimore Sun: If you look at it one way, Alaa al-Tamimi must clearly have seemed the right man for

Lance Smith commits to Wisconsin

It was important to the Howland standout to commit early. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

& lt;B & gt;CLEMENTI, & lt;/B & gt;Gregory, 86, of Boardman;

& lt;B & gt;CLEMENTI, & lt;/B & gt;Gregory, 86, of Boardman; arrangements pending;

Successful Discovery flight shouldn't end the shuttle era

Opinion: The initial euphoria that accompanied the return to space of U.S. astronauts July 26 was tempered

THEATER Auditions set for Poe play

YOUNGSTOWN -- J & amp;B Production Arts Services, the producer of the recent "Block 5," and The

GILBERT GOTTFRIED His rowdy side shows through

Wave a check and you can buy a comedian. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT CLEVELAND --

"You are left grappling for answers and trying to figure it out. What was she thinking?"

Opinion: "You are left grappling for answers and trying to figure it out. What was she thinking?" Jennifer

LABOR Weathersfield teachers union accepts contract

The school board is scheduled to vote on the contract Wednesday. MINERAL RIDGE -- The 69-member

MERCER COUNTY Commissioners OK 4-year pact for workers

Employees will also pay more money for their health insurance. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County

Judge orders rocker Love to show up for court date

Judge orders rocker Love to show up for court date LOS ANGELES -- Courtney Love has been ordered

TRIAL Case against teacher now in jury's hands

The plaintiffs have asked for damages exceeding $2 million. YOUNGSTOWN -- Whether a teacher turned

BILL TAMMEUS Memorial should be about 9/11 attacks

Opinion: At New York's ground zero, where religion gone mad killed 2,749 people on Sept. 11, 2001, an

Kids extravaganza

Kids extravaganza The first Connie Otter Kids Extravaganza and birthday party will be from 1 to 7


LOCAL Sandlot roundup *YOUNGSTOWN -- Bo Cooksey pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as

BOARDMAN POLICE Traffic program to focus on north side

BOARDMAN -- The police department's neighborhood traffic enforcement program will now focus on the

CORRUPTION Former WorldCom No. 2 man gets five-year prison sentence

His sentence was reduced because of his cooperation with government officials. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Rapper's a broken record, tour footage shows

Eminem was once a compelling performer. By MARK BROWN SCRIPPS HOWARD There's an unintentional