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SCHOOL FINANCES Salem seeks areas to trim budget

Leaders hope voters will approve a 6.7-mill renewal levy in May. SALEM -- The school board passed


BRIDGE East-West vulnerable. West deals. NORTH x -K J 8 4 u -Q 10 4 3 v -J 6 2 w -7 5

& lt;B & gt;BURTON & lt;/B & gt;, Debbie Sue, 37, of Lisbon; calling

& lt;B & gt;BURTON & lt;/B & gt;, Debbie Sue, 37, of Lisbon; calling hours Sunday

Melissa Schiraldi is fiancee of John R. Argiro III

XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- The engagement of Melissa Schiraldi and John R. Argiro III, son of John and Palma

OHIO STATE WOMEN Defense sparks Buckeyes' 72-39 win

Eleven players scored for Ohio State, which remained unbeaten at home. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$10,500, Maiden Claiming $5,000, 3 yo's & amp;

HIGHER EDUCATION Ohio plan would help students transfer credit

The proposal would help prevent students who attend more than one college from losing credits.

With new hire, director of elections will be a full-time position

Commissioners want to pay for training of election workers. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 0-4-4- Pick 4, 0-7-5-3 Rolling Cash 10-11-20-28-39 Day

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL Howland stops Austintown Fitch

Melissa Airhart had a solid all-around game for the Tigers. AUSTINTOWN -- Carolyn Hanshaw scored

THOMAS SOWELL Religion at heart of anti-slavery push

Opinion: To me the most staggering thing about the long history of slavery -- which encompassed the entire

MAHONING VALLEY Children's Museum, YMCA enter into partnership

Children from the museum can use the YMCA facilities and vice versa. YOUNGSTOWN -- With the

PRO BOWL Vick motivated to play with the NFL's finest

The Falcons QB has missed last two Pro Bowls and now he wants to look good. HONOLULU (AP) --


PBA-JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE OPEN (At Akron) Round of 64, First Session (7-game total

NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's games

Pistons 103, Lakers 81 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- In a rematch of the NBA Finals, the result was the

ICL VS. TCL Springfield pulls away from E. Palestine, 64-53

Lindsay Johnson scored 16 points and Angelina Fiumara had 11 for the Tigers. NEW MIDDLETOWN --

& lt;B & gt;BARINGER & lt;/B & gt;, June, 76, of Salem; no calling

& lt;B & gt;BARINGER & lt;/B & gt;, June, 76, of Salem; no calling hours; Cunningham

YOUNGSTOWN STATE Human services fuels enrollment jump

The university is responding to today's job market, a spokesman said. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown

BUDGET BLUES Raising agencies' fees

AGING DEPARTMENT New, $100 fine for nursing homes that fail to complete a long-term care consumer

If approved, the two-year, $51 billion state budget Gov. Bob Taft released Thursday would:

If approved, the two-year, $51 billion state budget Gov. Bob Taft released Thursday would: FREEZE

PADDLING CASE 3 more young men file suit against retired police chief

Similar lawsuits were thrown out a week ago. YOUNGSTOWN -- Three more young men have filed a

ACLU New video targets teens, civil rights

The 15-minute program advises teenagers what to do in police stop. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A young girl

Cincinnati exposes Xavier

Injuries to three post players gave Bearcats big advantage in the paint. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trumbull County isn't responding adequately to abandoned cat problem

Opinion: Trumbull County isn't responding adequately to abandoned cat problem EDITOR: What's wrong in

"We ... have manufactured nukes for self-defense."

Opinion: "We ... have manufactured nukes for self-defense." North Korean Foreign Ministry As North Korea

May wedding set for Miss Becker and Mr. Bresky

XDIAMOND -- Announcement is being made by Emil and Judith Becker, 2561 N. Pricetown Road, of the

HEALTH Ohio State hospital performs its first heart-lung transplant

Last year, there were only 71 such operations performed. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A patient at Ohio State

NFL ROUNDUP News and notes

Eagles place franchise tag on Simon: The Philadelphia Eagles placed the franchise tag on former Pro

Beach-Marino vows to be said in Boardman Park

XCOLUMBIANA -- The Rev. James and Susan Beach, 610 W. Park Ave., are announcing the engagement of


OHIO Friday 2/11 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Buckeye 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball, Day

MERCER COUNTY Commissioners fire their chief clerk

The former chief clerk said some people think they are above the rules. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer

Show us the source of the Goldberg money

Opinion: The professional life of Richard Goldberg, attorney at law, was full of contrasts. Early in his

TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Girard finishes regular season with 20-0 record

GIRARD -- Girard High finished the regular season unbeaten, defeating Newton Falls 53-34 in a

EUROPEAN/AUSTRALASIAN PGA TOURS Bowditch continues revival with a 64

Australian takes New Zealand lead after nearly quitting golf one year ago. AUCKLAND, New Zealand

HORIZON LEAGUE Cleveland State gets road win over Butler

Omari Westley led the Vikings with 21 points. ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS -- Omari Westley


TODAY 9 a.m. (Golf) Golf: New Zealand Open, second round (same-day tape). 3 p.m. (USA) Golf:

Farmer has tractor funeral

VOLANT, Pa. (AP) -- Archie Glenn's family made sure he was Deere-ly departed. The 99-year-old

Today is Friday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2005. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2005. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date in

Kristin M. Birch is future bride of Michael Fox

XThe engagement of Kristin Marie Birch, daughter of Richard and Nancy Birch, all of 5235 Sycamore


ASSOCIATIONS XThe monthly meeting of O-My-O Chapter of American Business Women's Association will




A look at the NHL lockout through Thursday, Feb. 10: Total days of lockout: 148 Total days of

Quadriplegic lawyer sues producers of 'Apprentice'

Quadriplegic lawyer sues producers of 'Apprentice' ST. LOUIS -- A quadriplegic lawyer has sued

Taxing airlines to death

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: A $1.5-billion airline tax hike in President Bush's proposed budget is supposed

HORIZON LEAGUE Penguins' rally falls short at Illinois-Chicago

Quin Humphrey helped erase 15-point deficit, but Flames still prevailed 71-65. CHICAGO -- Quin

A worthy rival to evolution theory

Opinion: By JAY SEKULOW KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- For decades, students have been taught the

CROSS CREEK DEVELOPMENT Developer, engineer disagree over land

One says he believes the land is a flood dangerl; the other does not. WARREN -- Trumbull County

HELOISE Clean chimneys for safety's sake

Dear Heloise: You had a letter from a chimney sweep warning people to have their chimneys cleaned

OHIO Prison official gets demoted

Shannon Teague was moved to the position of mental health administrator. DELAWARE (AP) -- The



COLLEGE FOOTBALL Coach claims officials told lies

Former Washington coach Rick Neuheisel said school wrongly fired him. KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Rick

APPAREL RETAIL Economy forcing stores to merge

To be more competitive, many retailers are buying smaller companies. NEW YORK (AP) -- With

MOVIE REVIEW 'Assassination' taps into basic truth

What happens when dreams can't be realized? By BETSY PICKLE SCRIPPS HOWARD The American dream

COURT 2 convicted of abduction and murder

They face mandatory life sentences. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two men were convicted Thursday of

COURT $200,000 bond is set in rape case

WARREN -- A judge set bond at $200,000 for a man accused of raping an ex-girlfriend's young daughter

COURT Tot found alone on street at 3 a.m.; mom arraigned

It was the second time the 4-year-old was found alone on the street, police said. BOARDMAN -- A

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Parents concerned about day-camp bully

Dear Annie: Several of our children, along with other children from our neighborhood, will be going

BASEBALL Giambi says he's sorry for mistake

Without admitting steroid use, the Yankees slugger said he told a grand jury the truth. NEW YORK

It's a new variation of 'creationism'

Opinion: By The Rev. BARRY W. LYNN KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- Conservative Christian activists

STEELMAKER Tax benefit helps ISG soar in 4th quarter

Shares rose 17 cents to close at $40.68 Thursday. RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- International Steel

Superheroes rule the silver screen

Superheroes rule the silver screen k THE FILM INDUSTRY is booming this year with movies inspired

KLEBER AVENUE Sewer upgrade plan expected to be OK'd

The project is expected to cost about $355,000. AUSTINTOWN -- The much-awaited project to improve

COMMONWEALTH COURT Cell towers in Pa. can be taxed as real estate, according to ruling

A panel ruled Feb. 1 that the towers are real estate. HARRISBURG (AP) -- In a ruling that could

WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Thursday's other games

No. 1 LSU 68, No. 5 Tennessee 58 BATON ROUGE, La. -- Seimone Augustus had 25 points and Sylvia

CARL LEUBSDORF Democrats should not give Dean a soap box

Opinion: Howard Dean will complete one of the more remarkable recent political comebacks on Saturday when he

Hot wheels drive onto children's furniture scene

In an attempt to increase sales, toy manufacturers look past toys. NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a child's


GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Chaney 58, Youngstown Christian 40 Howland 59, Fitch 37

ELECTIONS Mahoning Co. meets equipment deadline

Some counties still want touch-screen machines, despite Blackwell's deadline. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Expensive painting of Kate Moss

LONDON (AP) -- Lucian Freud's painting of a naked and pregnant Kate Moss was sold at auction

Lowellville secures ICL championship

Amanda Nero's late 3-pointer ensured the victory for the Rockets. McDONALD -- Lowellville High

SUPERINTENDENT Campbell board rejects extension for Ciccolelli

James Ciccolelli started in the school district as a high school teacher. CAMPBELL -- The board of

MAHONING COUNTY Judge intervenes in courtroom dispute

The judge plans to have a county agency investigate the family situation. YOUNGSTOWN -- Tatiana

NHL Deadline near, but no deal expected

'Pointless meeting' on Thursday left little hope that NHL and players can agree by this weekend.

Hunter-Berlon engagement made known

XBOARDMAN -- Announcement of the engagement of Jamie Hunter, daughter of Jerry and Doreen Hunter,

NEW YEAR'S EVE Family faces charges in party assault

The father, a police officer, was fired for his involvement in the case. STRUTHERS -- Arrest


BOYS CITY SERIES Conf.Overall Rayen4-28-9 Timken4-25-13 Chaney3-33-14 Wilson1-53-14

Complaints about trucks

Complaints about trucks NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees are considering adopting a



OHIO BUDGET Taft renews talks about expansion

Opponents say the program already takes needed money away from districts. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The

Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday District 6 Public Works Integrating committee, 9:30 a.m., Austintown Township

HERMITAGE, PA. Hickory claims 59-36 victory over Warren JFK in tuneup

The coaches agreed it was a good test before tournament play begins. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Someone

PGA TOUR Mickelson opens 3-shot lead at Pebble

Scrambling birdies helped Lefty establish the course record of 62. PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) --

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Campbell City Council special meeting, 8 a.m., city hall. XAGENDA runs daily.


LOCAL Rayen freshman basketball tourney YOUNGSTOWN -- Wilson defeated Chaney 51-37 Thursday in