Boardman retiresAmber's jersey
kDAVID SMERCANSKY, Boardman High athletics director, hugs former school standout Amber Bland as the team retired her jersey at halftime of the Spartans game with Ursuline. Ursuline edged Boardman 48-45 Monday night.
Deadly mosque fire
kFIRE BROKE OUT at a mosque in central Tehran during Monday evening prayers, killing at least 59 worshippers and injuring more than 250 others, state television reported.
Jurors won't viewcontroversial video
kTHE TRIAL of a Warren man accused of possessing cocaine will proceed with no mention to jurors of allegations of excessive police force and no viewing of a controversial videotaped arrest, a judge has ruled.
Hagan joins race forYoungstown mayor
k STATE SEN. ROBERT HAGAN, D-Youngstown, made it official Monday: He's joining the crowded field in the Democratic primary for Youngstown mayor.
The West ought not reward corruption
kTHE PEOPLE of the Third World are the victims of greedy, corrupt governments. Their condition results from heartless and corrupt Third World leaders who must be punished. For starters, Western nations must think twice before canceling billions of dollars of debt to those nations. A Vindicator editorial.
Years Ago in Valley
kON THIS DATE 25 years ago, a major grocery store chain announced it would close all of its stores in the Mahoning Valley. Check our daily column on history from the region, nation and world.