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TOP 10 Neato eco The top eco-destinations in North America, from Natural Home magazine: El


4 lawsuits against Martin dismissed

Plaintiffs contended James Martin violated their constitutional rights. YOUNGSTOWN -- A federal


CAL THOMAS Iraq election offers hope for freedom

Opinion: Whatever the actual voter turn-out in the Iraq election (initial reports as high as 72 percent seem


NBA ROUNDUP Saturday's other games

Nets 107, Pistons 85 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Vince Carter had his best game since joining the New


MUSIC HALL Law: Use Robins bond on Packard

Projects at the music hall now make it easier to secure more state money later, the legislator said.


Here's what it takes to care for a pet guinea pig

Dear Heloise: Recently, I read an article in your column about guinea pigs and would like to add to


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 2005. And

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 2005. And


OHIO LEGISLATURE Bill would cap tuition increases at state colleges and universities

This is the third time Sen. Coughlin has introduced the measure. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A new bill


HEALTH Decade after TPA revolutionized care, only 3 percent of stroke victims get it

Many doctors are afraid of the drug's potentially serious side effects. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ten


VETERANS

VETERANS Oriskany reunion CORTLAND -- A city man is trying to round up personnel who served on


Dayton assistant Bonner is named

Joe Bonner helped the Flyers to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances. YOUNGSTOWN -- Joe Bonner,


No survivors on Afghan plane

CHENARI, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO helicopter gunships found the shattered wreckage of a missing


NBA Lebron helps Cavs get past Orlando

James scores 30, Ilgauskas hits clutch shorts in 101-92 victoty. CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James


DEMOCRATS Edwards begins poverty stump

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, getting the 2008


Business Outlook for the valleys

Business Outlook for the valleys kDON'T MISS The Vindicator's 2005 Business Outlook section, which


SUPER BOWL XXXIX Brown brings 'old-school flavor'

Patriots' utilityman played cornerback, receiver and kick returner this year. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.


Youngstown native Shawnta Gooden will cheer on the Eagles today.

Youngstown native Shawnta Gooden will cheer on the Eagles today. PHILADELPHIA -- Many new faces


FRIDAY'S SUMMARIES

FRIDAY'S SUMMARIES RAPTORS 103, WIZARDS 100 WASHINGTON (100) -- Jamison 12-24 5-9 30, Jeffries


Mindless applause marks Bush's speech

Opinion: By JOHN BAER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS It was a mix of almost unending annoyance and a few fresh


IRAQ Facing defeat, Sunnis want to help shape political future

Three U.S. servicemen were killed, and a roadside bomb killed four Iraqis. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --


Health board seeking nominations

WARREN -- The Trumbull County Health District Advisory Council and the Trumbull County Board of


Memorial design finalists focus on victims, families

The winning design will be announced Sept. 11. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five designs for a memorial to


HORIZON BASKETBALL YSU men play host to Green Bay today

The Phoenix are in second place in the league standings. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State men's


Judge puts one man in prison, frees another

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two men who faced Judge R. Scott Krichbaum for sentencing in separate cases suffered


Tuition increases at YSU necessary evil

Opinion: Raising tuition is an action that the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees and I do not


Ossie Davis, 87, star of stage and screen, dies

Ossie Davis, 87, star of stage and screen, dies NEW YORK -- Ossie Davis, whose rich baritone and


Today is Sunday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2005. There are 328 days left in the year. On this date in

Today is Sunday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2005. There are 328 days left in the year. On this date in


JUDGE CAMPAIGNS Supreme Court raises limits on contributions

Outside interest groups have played an increasing role in judicial elections. COLUMBUS (AP) --


'Family' creator is back

New adult cartoon's best feature may be its German-accented talking goldfish. By HAL BOEDEKER


Some students required to have health insurance

University officials say students who are not covered could accrue medical bills that force them to


ANNIE'S MAILBOX 'Bob' is now unwilling to keep his promise

Dear Annie: Two years ago, I met a man with a 16-year-old daughter, "Josie." At the time, my son was


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Austintown Community Baseball will hold signups today from Noon to 4 p.m. at Champ Park


4 citations are issued at Casaloma Gardens for alcohol possession

4 citations are issued at Casaloma Gardens for alcohol possession YOUNGSTOWN -- Responding to


After 20 years in the music industry, the 48-year-old takes a shot at acting.

After 20 years in the music industry, the 48-year-old takes a shot at acting. LOS ANGELES (AP) --


BEST SELLERS Top rankngs

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Broker. John Grisham. Doubleday, $27.95 2. The Da Vinci Code. Dan


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Talks end without an accord, but season isn't canceled

The major stumbling block remains the issue of a salary cap. NEW YORK (AP) -- No progress doesn't


HEINEKEN CLASSIC Monty tied for 2nd-round lead

Colin Montgomerie shot 65 Friday to tie Peter Lonard for first place. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --


YOUNGSTOWN HOMICIDES | 2003-04

The following list of homicide victims and motives includes whether an arrest was made: 2004 -- 6


Taxpayers should encourage consolidation of government

Opinion: The $5 million Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey is dangling in front of Mahoning or Trumbull


TELEVISION MTV2 to relaunch Sunday with new programming

The channel will target 12- to 24-year-old guys and may discontinue the use of V-Js. NEW YORK (AP)


FIS-WORLD ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

FIS-WORLD ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS (At Bormio, Italy) Saturday DOWNHILL 1.975-mile Stelvio


Bad vibrations reverberate -- from 'Good Vibrations'

Musical based on Beach Boys' songs does little more than play classic tunes. By MICHAEL KUCHWARA


POLITICS Sheen won't run for U.S. president

The actor says he is different from the character he plays on 'West Wing.' By DAVE MASON SCRIPPS


CRIME Man faces 3 counts of murder

If convicted, James Trimble could receive the death penalty. RAVENNA (AP) -- A man has been


MEN'S TOP 25 Duke rolls despite Coach K.'s dizzy spell

J.J. Redick scored 26 points in an 82-65 win over Georgia Tech. ASSOCIATED PRESS DURHAM, N.C. --


Cops to increase patrols Sunday

YOUNGSTOWN -- Extra police will be on the streets Sunday for a "Super Bowl Blitz" beginning at 1


Boards consider challenging property-tax law

School boards have until May 30 to decide whether to take a share of the revenue from slot machines.


hRebuilding in Thailand

hRebuilding in Thailand PHUKET, Thailand -- Thai worker clear rubble as they rebuild a bar damaged


Stadium naming rights have turned out all right for Alltel

Super Bowl will help get the small phone company noticed. BOSTON (AP) -- When a regional phone


Family celebration marks the Kuhns' 50th anniversary

XPETERSBURG -- Donald and Phyllis Kuhn, state Route 170, were honored Jan. 29 on the occasion of


SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Steve Gray to speak at Mahoning banquet The awards banquet for the Mahoning


BLACK HISTORY Feb. spotlight causes concern

Some blacks say they wish they were invited to speak other times of the year. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Without buyer, manufacturer to close plants

The union says the company asked for too many cuts in wages and benefits. ANDOVER (AP) -- A


Gas leak probe continues

NILES -- City officials continue to investigate the cause of the leak in the 4-inch gas main on U.S.


Humvee plant production to accelerate?

More armored humvees may be coming, a general says. FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- The Army's top general


SCOPE Howland Senior Center activities are as follows: Monday, gourmet cooking class from 11:30 a.m.

SCOPE Howland Senior Center activities are as follows: Monday, gourmet cooking class from 11:30 a.m.


6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT S. Ohioan seeks GOP nomination

The candidate served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. QUAKER CITY, Ohio -- Noble County


Tax refunds can benefit wildlife

With tax season just kicking off, this is a good time to remind Ohioans of a simple way they can


USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT Home loans available for needy

Federal grants and loans are available for eligible low-income rural residents in need of home


MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE Green's 3-pointer caps Ohio's rally over Western

Mychal Green scored seven points down the stretch. ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS -- Mychal Green


Taking sides

Opinion: Washington Post: You might expect that in its short legislative session the Virginia General


GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL Cardinal Mooney rolls to 51-34 win over Lowellville

Defensive pressure, double-digits by Bodrick and Brunetti pace the Cardinals. YOUNGSTOWN -- Amber


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HOME

HOME Guide to gardening month by month k NO MATTER WHAT the month, there's always plenty to keep


MILESTONES

MILESTONES PH.D. From Kent State Doris Briggs Zimmerman of Champion has received her doctor of


INFORMATION

INFORMATION If you go Ice climbing instructors and guides -- who also provide equipment such as


Discipline may help with ADD

An absolutely true story from my ever-growing "True Stories of Psychobabble" file, told to me by the


Ex-city official reports to prison

With good time, release could come in November 2007. WARREN -- James Lapmardo, who took


THURSDAY DRAWINGS

OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-6-5 Pick 4, 2-2-0-2 Rolling Cash 8-16-29-31-35 Day


Planning meetings set for annual Italian Fest

Planning meetings set for annual Italian Fest CANFIELD -- Members of the Greater Youngstown


Cook-off to benefit Heart Walk

WARREN -- A pasta cook-off will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., on Feb.


Locking in tradition

The restaurant owner said he has a 'passion' for his business. ELKTON -- The Crystal family, which


Democrats wrong on Social Security

Opinion: By JAY AMBROSE SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE President Bush said in his State of the Union


A GUIDE TO SHARE WEAR

A GUIDE TO SHARE WEAR Basic good manners should be involved in giving and receiving hand-me-downs.


JACQUELYN HRITZ BENJAMIN KUCIA

JACQUELYN HRITZ BENJAMIN KUCIA XYOUNGSTOWN -- Jacquelyn Hritz of Garfield Heights and Benjamin


Tie atop the TAC

CORTLAND -- Since he was in the ninth grade, Lakeview High's Alex Koltsov has been practicing his


FARM BUREAU AgMazing Chase set for young adults

CANFIELD -- The Mahoning County Farm Bureau's young farmer committee is hosting AgMazing Chase, a


JAMES AND MORRIS CAREY \ On the House A remodeler's remodel

We've had a fascination with building and fixing things since we were kids. Our great grandfather


Darryl Clark stays loyal to Paterno

The former Ursuline QB spent a year at Kiski Prep before signing with Penn State. YOUNGSTOWN --


FUGITIVE OF WEEK

FUGITIVE OF WEEK Michael Jones The FBI, Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown and the U.S.


BUDGET ISSUES State cuts assistance plan

About 30,000 Ohioans received Disability Medical Assistance in July 2003. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The


YSU BASKETBALL Bad day at the Beeghly

Wisconsin-Green Bay limited the Penguins' offense and made 60 percent of its 3-pointers.


Patriots expect T.O. to be on field

The Eagles will evaluate the receiver right up until kickoff. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The New


NFL League weighs start of 'major' TV network

Vehicle could become home for possible Thursday, Saturday games. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) --


Pecchias' 50th anniversary is celebrated

XPOLAND -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mario and Concetta Pecchia, 7789 Lee Run Road, was


Canton Timken, Rayen share city title

Martin led Timken with 27 points as Trojans earn City Series championship. CANTON -- Jeremi Martin


Incredimail is auto configured

Q. I recently upgraded my Dell 4100 to Windows XP from Windows ME. As a result, I have lost all use


Record number of deer taken in '04-05 season

COLUMBUS -- Ohio hunters have set a new record, taking 217,301 deer during the 2004-05 hunting


Broken insulators cause power outage

The power company hopes to repair the damage today. COLUMBIANA -- A fault in a power substation


Registration begins for spelling bee

MONACA, Pa. -- Registrations are now being accepted for Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action's


Photo taker faces grand theft charge

CANTON (AP) -- A former wedding photographer accused of ripping off dozens of newlyweds in several


COURTS

COLUMBIANA COUNTY New complaints Ohio Department of Job and Family Services vs. James Taylor,


HOLISTIC HEALTH Imagery helps FB sufferers

Guided Imagery is 'deliberate daydreaming' that can treat many diseases. Fibromyalgia seems to be


Despite losses of manufacturing jobs, the area continues to thrive.

Despite losses of manufacturing jobs, the area continues to thrive. SALEM -- One has been


BIG TEN ROUNDUP \ Saturday's other games

Michigan State 75, Iowa 64 IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kelvin Torbert scored 16 points to help Michigan


The time to start rebuilding Youngstown has come

Opinion: The time to start rebuilding Youngstown has come EDITOR: I attended the Youngstown 2010 public


Transactions

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Agreed to terms with INF-OF Robb


Mooney hopes to be peaking

Howell scored 25 points in Cardinals' 59-54 overtime victory over Kennedy. YOUNGSTOWN -- Cardinal


BOYS BASKETBALL Defense pushes Harding's mark to 16-1

Key steals and a strong run in OT allowed the Raiders to take down top-ranked St. Vincent-St. Mary.


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES AREA Canton Timken 46, Chaney 37 Rayen 57, St. Thomas 48


$180,000 in stolen nickels recovered during drug bust

Detectives found 88 plants believed to be marijuana. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL MIAMI -- Police


Warm winter fun

The unseasonably warm day made skiing and snowmobiling less than perfect. JAMESTOWN, Pa. -- Warm


Don't be afraid to ask about salary

Q. When you go on a job interview, is it appropriate to ask what the salary would be for the


BOYS BASKETBALL Sebring powers past East Palestine, 73-48

Also, United won to move into a three-way tie for 2nd place in the TCL. EAST PALESTINE -- Joe


LONDON (AP) -- After more than two decades working his way up -- behind the scenes -- in the music

LONDON (AP) -- After more than two decades working his way up -- behind the scenes -- in the music


HORIZON LEAGUE Cleveland St. rallies past Detriot

Down by 24 points, Vikings shoot 63 percent in the second half for win. ASSOCIATED PRESS


BUDGET PROPOSAL Bush wants $419 billion for Pentagon next year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will ask Congress for $419.3 billion for the Pentagon for next


OSU MEN'S HOOPS Buckeyes blowout hapless Michigan

Terence Dials lead Ohio State with 19 points in win over Wolverines. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Michigan


Heatley gets probation for fatal crash

He faced 20 years in prison in the death of teammate Dan Snyder. ATLANTA (AP) -- Graham Snyder


PRISON POLICY Lawmaker: Why are we guarding a dead man?

Brain-dead inmate has been hospitalized since Jan. 16. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- An inmate who


FIRE DEPARTMENT Howland workers to get less time

Budget cuts have forced the department to reduce the hours its employees work. HOWLAND -- To trim


SUPER BOWL McCartney to clean up halftime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A year removed from the Janet Jackson debacle, the NFL has come up with


COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT A GLANCE

MEN'S SCORES EAST Adelphi 74, Molloy 57 Albany, N.Y. 81, New Hampshire 68 Albertus Magnus 83,


Red fox: Crazy like a cat, but really kin to the dog

Last week, while I was driving my daughter to school, the most widely distributed carnivore in the


BOYS BASKETBALL Stevens scores 14 in Girard TAC win

Indians take lead in second, hold off Hubbard late in 54-48 victory. GIRARD -- Girard High took


CRIME SOLVING The cold realities of homicide

In 2003, the solved homicide rate was higher than the nationwide average. YOUNGSTOWN -- Snitch.


SELF-HELP

SELF-HELP What are we afraid of? "Be Safe! Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living" by Melissa


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY

NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st-SweetSteelGrey(Perrin)10.005.004.00 Princes Savannah(J


PAMPERING Prices, luxuries getting sky high to go first class

Business class can cost thousands more, but you'll feel the difference. By MARY ANN ANDERSON


Busy-body sister leaves him no choice

Dear Annie: I am an elderly bachelor and I have one sister, so I asked her to take care of my


GARDEN CLUBS

MONDAY XTransplants will meet for instruction on candle making at 6:30 p.m. at Pat Catan's. Cost


Director's hiring sparks discord

Four people applied for the human resources job. YOUNGSTOWN -- The appointment of a new Mahoning


TRUMBULL COUNTY

TRUMBULL COUNTY Special election These school districts are asking for voter support in


BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Fitch gets by Jackson 42-36

James Wallace and Tyran Eargle lead Falcons in Federal League tournament. AUSTINTOWN -- James


CRIME 15-year-old boy is convicted of murder, robbery

The boy was acquitted of another murder charge. CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy accused of


Advisory council sponsors African American Read-in

Advisory council sponsors African American Read-in BOARDMAN -- As part of black history


OHIO

OHIO Cardinal Health reports 42% drop in profits COLUMBUS -- Medical supplier Cardinal Health


AARP Austintown 4339 seats new officers

AUSTINTOWN -- A new slate of officers for Austintown Chapter 4339 of the American Association for


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Marino, Young voted to football Hall of Fame

Three quarterbacks and league's first black head coach will be enshrined. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)


Tours of St. James Meeting House offered as bicentennial activity

BOARDMAN -- Boardman Park is conducting tours of St. James Meeting House, Boardman's oldest public


MEN'S BASKETBALL Freshman lifts Westminster

The Titans, beaten earlier this year by Grove City, took charge in overtime. NEW WILMINGTON --


DESKTOP COMPUTERS Modest Mini can put Macs in hands of the masses

Computer breaks away from traditional desktop designs. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- The Mac


Mickelson takes control in FBR

Masters champ leads tournament by four strokes over 21-year-old Kevin Na. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Today is Saturday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2005. There are 329 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2005. There are 329 days left in the year. On this date


LOCAL

LOCAL College roundup *BEAVER Falls, Pa. -- Geneva College won its third straight game Friday,


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Moose leads fired-up Grove City

The senior guard scored 27 points as the Wolverines held off Westminster. NEW WILMINGTON -- What a


DOMESTIC POLICY Privatization of Social Security will be difficult, Bush discovers

In a two-day road trip, the president answered questions about Social Security reform. KNIGHT


God commands we love him, one another

YOUNGSTOWN -- Christians are called to use the 40 days of Lent as a special time of prayer and


CLASSES

CLASSES XThe Rayen School Classes of 1948 and 1949 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnny's, 876


PENSION PLANS Spinoffs help spin benefits out of control

Much to employees' dismay, companies are finding ways to curtail workers' benefits. ASSOCIATED


PACKARD MUSIC HALL Fast facts

About the W.D. Packard Music Hall on Mahoning Avenue in Warren: William Doud Packard (1861-1923)


COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP Badenhop's sharp in OT for Polar Bears

Ohio Northern never trailed during overtime period with Mount Union. ADA -- Greg Badenhop scored


Trumbull art show

Trumbull art show WARREN -- Celebration is the theme for the second annual Trumbull Area Artist


Fourth-quarter defense carries Columbiana

COLUMBIANA -- When Jerry Einseidel and Jordan Reynolds combined for nine points in the final minutes


THE KOVELS \ Antiques and collecting Matches safer now than in the past

It is always dangerous to play with matches, but today it is not as dangerous as it was in the past.


NATION

NATION Sony sets U.S. debut for portable game unit Sony has announced the price and U.S. sale


OLEG CASSINI At 91, celebrity designer continues to be hip

Jackie's pillbox hat put him on the map. And he's still a fashion icon. NEW YORK (AP) -- For


Display reveals prison details

Confederate officers were held at the prison from 1862 to 1865. TOLEDO (AP) -- For nearly two


SUPER BOWL XXXIX Eagles confident in their kicker

Davis Akers hopes for a chance to kick the game-winner. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- David Akers


BRIDGE

Weekly quiz: Q. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: x -Q 9 8 7 u -Q J 10 8 v -Q J w -Q 9 5


Mickelson shoots a 60 to share FBR Open lead

Master champ tied with 21-year-old Kevin Na at 9 under headed into third round. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.


Marino, Young wait for call today

Michael Irvin, the late Derrick Thomas also could get voted in today. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) --


Pipeline fire dies out

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An underground pipeline fire that forced 43 families from their homes near


MASONIC GROUPS

MONDAY XMau Mil, an auxiliary to Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at 1 p.m. at the home of Nancy


PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL Second-half run powers McDonald past Springfield

Senior guard James Beedle leads Blue Devils with 29 points. NEW MIDDLETOWN -- McDonald High used a


Champ showed human side

Max Schmeling, who died Wednesday at age 99, fought Joe Louis in two politically charged bouts.


MAPS AND DIRECTIONS Streets & amp; Trips from Microsoft worth the cost

The program offers much more than just driving directions. ASSOCIATED PRESS With Web sites like


Willis chooses Elon for college

The Mooney standout liked the feel of the North Carolina campus. YOUNGSTOWN -- One of the most


Judge: Couple can sue in case of thrown-out embryo

CHICAGO (AP) -- A couple whose frozen embryo was accidentally destroyed at a fertility clinic has


Before feeding your coin to a slot, look at both sides

Opinion: As we have said before, casino gambling is the most successful redistribution of wealth scheme ever


Fashion doesn't fit coaches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- And now for the show-within-the-show. With apologies to MTV, it's time for


TODAY

TODAY 10 a.m. (17/62) (8) (53) Super Bowl Pre-Game Special. Noon (USA) Skiing: World Alpine


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in


Self defense

Self defense SALEM -- The Salem Community Center will be holding a Kids' Self-Defense Seminar from


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Ice climbing brings unexpected rewards

Adirondack International Mountainfest hosts clinics for beginners and experts. By MICHAEL VIRTANEN


Columbiana celebrates another title

Clippers captured their third in a row with 62-49 win over Crestview. COLUMBIANA -- The four


Annan should steer clear of the oil-for-food probe

Opinion: With United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's son, Kojo, in the thick of the scandalous oil-


New Pitt QB learned the game in Canfield

Bill Stull Jr. was a standout from the start. PITTSBURGH -- The boy wanted to play football for


ECONOMY Job seekers still have tough road, despite increasing U.S. payrolls

Companies are still cautious about new hires despite the economy. WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's


Black history in the making

Black History Month is here again, and instead of writing once more why such a celebration is


NEXT UP This week's schedule

Youngstown State Tuesday: Penguin Club Scholarship/Ring banquet at Mr. Anthony's, 6:30 p.m.


CLOTHING Hand-me-downs

By KIM BOATMAN KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS SAN JOSE, Calif. -- My son walked out the door the other


Fatal crash impacts school

Eric Citino is remembered as an active student and a good role model. BELOIT -- The mood was


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS (Four)tunate careers blossom

Geauga County quadruplets so far earned all-conference honors in five sports. KIRTLAND (AP) --


AREA BOWLING SCORES

300 GAME Bell Wick - Joe Beeson Sr. in Spiech Classic. Holiday - Dave Kana in Fuzzy Toman


Some of the Kurdish provinces have yet to release their returns.

Some of the Kurdish provinces have yet to release their returns. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed


SENIOR CITIZENS

AARP 3104 XCanfield Chapter 3104, AARP, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at 1 p.m. at the Canfield


TRAVEL Plane crash kills 4 in Michigan

The plane was scheduled to land in Ohio. NILES, Mich. (AP) -- A twin-engine plane traveling to


TRUMBULL COUNTY School systems' fate up to voters

Three districts are seeking additional funding and one seeks a renewal levy. WARREN -- Four


ERIE INTERNATIONAL Airport wants bite of Big Apple

Amid a boost in passengers, the Erie airport hopes to add a flight to the New York market. ERIE,


TESTING THE WATERS

TESTING THE WATERS For those who are just getting familiar with holistic healing, but not quite


White House needs a chef

White House needs a chef WASHINGTON -- Aspiring celebrity chefs, take note: Walter Scheib is


SKIING Americans get historic 1-2 finish

Bode Miller and Darren Rahlves roll in Alpine World Championhip event in Italy. BORMIO, Italy (AP)


NBA STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Boston2324.489--


SUPER BOWL In a league of her own

No one knows whom Mahoning Valley resident Marie Bobesch will root for today. AUSTINTOWN -- While


A summary of recent police activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard:

A summary of recent police activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard: HUBBARD Jan. 25 Bad


Pacers 95, Mavericks 94

Pacers 95, Mavericks 94 INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal scored 23 points and Anthony Johnson


NORTHFIELD RESULTS SATURDAY

NORTHFIELD RESULTS SATURDAY 1st-Matthew(B Sturgeon)4.803.002.80 Comfortable Lead(K


CAREER PATHS

Financial services POLAND -- Amelia Tsilimos has joined the Brennan Financial Group as a


YSU Marketplace draws shoppers, vendors

Booths of shea butter, African clothing and other fare filled Kilcawley Center. YOUNGSTOWN -- Shea


CASSEROLE MEAL SET

Casserole meal set YOUNGSTOWN -- Hungarian Presbyterian Church (Calvin Center), 755 Mahoning Ave.,


HOW THEY MATCH UP Patriots vs. Eagles

WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL Unlike in their previous two Super Bowl wins this decade, the


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Legendary star will root for Pats

Hall of famer Chuck Bednarik hopes legacy of 1960 Philadelphia title lives on. PHILADELPHIA (AP)


YSU

YSU Swimming YOUNGSTOWN -- Seniors Jordan Dunn and Erin Carter picked up two victories apiece to


ANGLER TIPS Jack Wollitz

Ice fishing this winter has not exactly set anglers afire with excitement. Mild weather delayed