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TEEN TALK Reading up on celebs

Martha, a sense of humor? New show will show it NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart's new syndicated

Failing Youngstown schools must act to improve status

Editorial: The Youngstown City School District is failing in its primary mission of educating students. So

CARL P. LEUBSDORF GOP uses 'values' to lure blacks

Opinion: For more than a generation, Republican leaders have talked of cutting the overwhelming Democratic

Offense dominates, 46-11

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- The final score was 46-11 in favor of the

DOWNTOWN ARENA Plan for funding allows flexibility

The city may borrow up to $15.5 million from two banks. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL REPORTER

NASA Flight delay allows for review of new report

The space station can still be completed in time given, an administrator said. WASHINGTON POST

MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners meeting

Mahoning County commissioners handled these items Thursday: Approved an additional $10,200 for MS

COURTS Discovery of dead animals leads to 16 cruelty charges

The defendant also faces charges in Campbell Municipal Court. YOUNGSTOWN -- As many as 16 animal

VIENNA TREE FARM Parts of riders' case returning to court

Four riders were ejected from a horse-pulled wagon when it went out of control. WARREN -- A

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE Scrappers' worst effort results in 18-4 thrashing

Batavia pounded out three home runs and shut down Mahoning Valley. By BILL SULLIVAN VINDICATOR

ADDING SERVICES VA seeks new sites for clinics at two Valley locations

The VA is seeking a 10-year lease on outpatient clinic space. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

Nov. 14 trial date set in Pirko bribery case

WARREN -- A North Jackson heating and air-conditioning contractor facing felony theft and bribery

INSURGENCY Afghan violence doesn't show signs of stopping

A bomb attack killed two more U.S. soldiers Thursday. COMBINED DISPATCHES KABUL, Afghanistan --

NHRA Drag racing still trying to find spot

The sport still hasn't captured the imagination of the fans like NASCAR has. SCRIPPS HOWARD In a

A costly proposition

Editorial: Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel: Sucker-punched by five hurricanes in the past year, homeowners' insurance

Valine-Ziegler wedding to be in late December

XBOARDMAN -- A winter wedding is planned by Amanda Rose Valine and Kameron Carlysle Ziegler, both of

Union to examine revised contract language

Other issues need to be ad-dressed, the president of the nonfaculty ACE says. By DAVID SKOLNICK

GRAEDONS | People's Pharmacy Drug changes hair color, but is it really worth it?

Q. A year or so ago, you had a letter from a reader who said a pill she was taking turned her gray

MCKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL Board approves elevator to accommodate students

Four special education teachers were hired, bringing their number to 19 in the district. By TIM

CRIME Man charged with East Side murder, held without bail

The murder suspect was shot about 15 minutes after the killing. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE

Girl, 15, testifies against man accused of raping 3

The defense lawyer said the youths concocted a story about being abused. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

State awards city improvement grants

NILES -- The cities of Niles and Girard have each received $300,000 grants that can be used for

POLICE MATTERS Cortland mayor says city will not fill vacant captain's post

The former police captain is scheduled to appear in court next week. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2005. There are 134 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2005. There are 134 days left in the year. On this date

PACKARD Packard Hall gets federal funding

The money will go to the Riverwalk and Packard museum and music hall. WARREN -- Almost $4 million

GIRARD Ex-councilman sues city over traffic light camera

The mayor says he wasn't surprised by the legal action. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

UNITED WAY Intertech's end means funding loss

Parker Hannifin guaranteed foundation funding for five years. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR STAFF


'VALIANT' ss Rating: G

Attempted bulldozer theft

AUSTINTOWN -- Someone stole a bulldozer from a construction site near Wal-Mart on Mahoning Avenue,


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Health Center Colleen Motton and Lee Roy Cochrane, Youngstown, girl, Aug.

Some park roads to close for race

Some park roads to close for race YOUNGSTOWN -- Several roads within Mill Creek MetroParks will be

THE MARQUEES Theater awards to be given

The 2nd Annual Marquee Awards will be held Saturday night at the Saxon Club in Youngstown. It will

GOVERNMENT OFFICES Phone glitch puts the public on hold

Sprint has been unable to determine what's wrong with the county government phones. By TIM YOVICH

Associated Press

Associated Press DAY IN COURT: Gov. Bob Taft speaks in court after pleading no contest to four

Legislators express variety of emotions on actions, penalty

One Republican believes Ohioans will forgive the governor but never forget. By MICHELE C. HLADIK

HOW SHE SEES IT Kansas, Texas harassed for doing right

Opinion: By MARY SANCHEZ KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Unruly children know the drill. When Mom says no, run

Willich-Takas wedding date is announced

XPOLAND -- The engagement and September wedding plans for Melissa Willich, 2196 Renwick Drive, and

Civil War-era music

CANFIELD -- Civil War-era music will ring out at Loghurst this weekend. Alice Whitehill, a

Creatore resigns as broker for firm

The sister of a future school board candidate was a main critic of the change. AUSTINTOWN -- An

Paving won't interfere with school route

CANFIELD -- Paving projects that began Wednesday in Canfield are expected to take about a week, said

WINNERS Garden Partners Awards

Best Plate of Peppers: first, Earth Angels, Ursuline Sisters; second, 4th grade Campbell City

Fire causes $110,000 in damage to house

BROOKFIELD -- Firefighters are attempting to determine the cause of a blaze Thursday afternoon that

NFC WEST Rattay intends to play at Denver

The injury-prone quarterback has a sore knee. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS SANTA CLARA, Calif. --

MAHONING COURTS Three indicted in murder, arson, burglary case

The victim was shot in the head and his house set on fire. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE REPORTER

GAZA WITHDRAWAL Leaving home: painful reality

By Thursday, 15 of 21 settlements were empty. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS JERUSALEM -- The fight over

Man charged with disorderly conduct

AUSTINTOWN -- Township police charged a man with disorderly conduct and drug offenses after police

INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted the following people, according to a report issued Thursday:

Dingess-Tiger wedding planned in Carrollton

XCARROLLTON -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of Elizabeth Ann Dingess and Beau Philip Tiger are


ATHLETIC GROUPS XMcDonald Sideliners will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday in the high school weight room.

WWW.BOARDMANTWP.COM Update makes Web site easier to use

The added information makes the site more user-friendly, one trustee said. By DENISE DICK

FOUNDATION GIVING Commercial Intertech

Significant Commercial Intertech Foundation gifts since 1952: Youngstown State University,

TV audiences file fewer indecency complaints

LOS ANGELES TIMES Complaints about indecent or obscene content on radio and television

HUBBARD SCHOOLS Board to pursue 5.2 mill levy

The levy would generate $1,047,214 annually. HUBBARD -- The Hubbard Exempted Village School

Men still dare to wear bow ties, even though they annoy people

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS They're apparently difficult to tie. Stereotypically, they reflect a

HIP-HOP Artist puts music where his mouth is

He's still overwhelmed by the possibilities beatboxing offers. By WALTER TUNIS KNIGHT RIDDER

PRACTICING MEDICINE Pediatrician found guilty of working without license

He will not be sentenced until a pre-sentencing investigation is completed. By ED RUNYAN

Valley has mixed feelings toward Taft's conviction

Some thought the governor should have received stricter punishment. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR


NEXTEL CUP Schedule Feb. 20 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jeff Gordon) Feb. 27 -- Auto

Miss Comparato and Mr. Groeber to wed in October

XWARREN -- Announced by Mr. and Mrs. John Comparato of Warren are plans for the autumn wedding of

HOW HE SEES IT 'Peak oil' could spell a summit of trouble

Opinion: By STEVE A. YETIV BALTIMORE SUN Budget deficits explode. Inflation rules. Stock markets plunge.

Police investigate woman's suspicious death

AUSTINTOWN -- Township police are investigating the death of a 44-year-old Darbyshire Drive woman.

REDEVELOPMENT Hudson blocks grant request

The councilman isn't pleased with the city-CIC financial relationship. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY

Partnership yields winning produce

Each team is given six tomato plants, six pepper plants and a pack of seeds. BY GAIL WHITE

JOHN ROBERTS More papers made public

The documents included memos written by the court nominee about affirmative action. SCRIPPS HOWARD

Kristy McGrew, Thomas Howell are engaged

XFOWLER -- Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McGrew, 5549 Everett Cortland-Hull Road NE, are announcing the

Travel is made safer by the Department of Transportation

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