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STATE BUDGET Taft folds OhioReads into other programs

The move combines several reading efforts into one entity. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Gov. Bob Taft's


Chief suspended for week after leaving gun in library

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- The police chief will be suspended for a week without pay, a punishment


Montana town renews call for accountability

The town and site have been declared Superfund sites, and some cleanup as begun. LIBBY, Mont. (AP)


MILITARY MEMORIALS Artistry -- of wars and warriors

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ray Simon might be called a patriot with paint. Widely known in the sports world for


BIG TEN Dials helps OSU crush Indiana

The former Boardman High standout scored 14 points in a 57-44 win. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio State


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES

TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES ORLANDO 99, CLIPPERS 94 L.A. CLIPPERS (94) --Simmons 7-17 3-4 20, Brand


SEWING Online fabric advice is always just a click away

By BARBARA GASH KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS It's late at night and you need advice on the best way


NASCAR Martin gets set for final chance at Daytona 500

The veteran driver has said that 2005 will be his final season on the circuit. DAYTONA BEACH,


Today is Wednesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2005. There are 318 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2005. There are 318 days left in the year. On this date


Elegance is more than looking good

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elegance is defined by refinement, poise, good manners and grace, not glamour,


HORIZON BASKETBALL Penguins hope regular season's final days provide momentum

Youngstown State plays three of its final four games at Beeghly Center. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown


MAHONING COUNTY New Middetown council hires one part-time cop

Council also dealt with some property issues on East Calla Road. NEW MIDDLETOWN -- One part-time


TRUMBULL COUNTY Cutbacks to force jail to transfer prisoners

The sheriff's department layoffs take effect this weekend. WARREN -- The Trumbull County Sheriff's


BRIDGE

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PREP BASKETBALL Springfield topples Salem to begin busy 7-day stretch

The Tigers beat the Quakers 48-42 and have two more games this week. SALEM -- With four games in


FEDERAL COURT Deputies testify against Budd

An inmate and others recounted events that led to a beating. CLEVELAND -- Tawhon Easterly said he


GIRLS DIVISION II West Branch breezes to sectional title, 64-19

The Warriors held Field scoreless in the first quarter. UNIONTOWN -- Defending state champion West


WEST CHALMERS Shot twice, victim tells cops name of gunman

Witnesses say they heard seven shots but saw nothing. YOUNGSTOWN -- Curtis Hardaway passed out


SURPLUS FOOD

SURPLUS FOOD Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 920 Dryden, Youngstown, 10 a.m. to noon today Food


AREA COLLEGES St. Vincent cruises to 89-76 victory over Geneva as Washam scores 33

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Tony Washam and Kenny Roberts combined for 26 consecutive points at one stretch


NASCAR GATORADE DUEL

NASCAR GATORADE DUEL THURSDAY'S LINEUPS (At Daytona Beach, Fla.) Race One 1. (88) Dale


BOYS BASKETBALL McDonald's Beedle breaks record with 51

South Range bounced Columbiana while United lost at Minerva. McDONALD -- James Beedle set a school


HOW HE SEES IT Law of unintended consequences

Opinion: By ROBERT SCHEER LOS ANGELES TIMES In a heightened display of saber rattling, President Bush,


TRUMBULL CO. Burial delay prompts lawsuit

A funeral director was arrested, and a burial could not proceed. WARREN -- A family is suing a


Locke plans to marry high school sweetheart

Locke plans to marry high school sweetheart LOS ANGELES -- "American Idol" third-place finisher


COLLEGE HOOPS Wake Forest defenders rescue ACC leaders; Kentucky upset

Connecticut needed two overtimes to defeat Providence. ASSOCIATED PRESS CORAL GABLES, Fla. --


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Police seek information on missing man

Police seek information on missing man AUSTINTOWN -- Police are looking for information about a


LOCAL BOXING Amateur card slates 15 bouts in Warren

"A Night of Future Champions" will be held Saturday at Packard Music Hall. WARREN -- "A Night of


HOW THEY SEE IT President should fly American

Opinion: By ROB SIMMONS and JAMES P. HOFFA HARTFORD COURANT The level of security surrounding President


TRUSTEES PARK 9/11 icons acquired for local memorial project

Soil from the Pennsylvania plane crash site will be used in park. AUSTINTOWN -- The Trustees Park


NHL LOCKOUT League's final offer is countered by players' union

The two sides are about $7.5 million apart on a salary cap. NEW YORK (AP) -- One more day, one


NATION

NATION Indian casinos pass Vegas in overall take k INDIAN GAMBLING pulled in $18.5 billion in


It's in the hormones

Opinion: Dallas Morning News: Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Is it any wonder that teenagers


HOW THEY SEE IT U.S. right in not ratifying Kyoto

Opinion: By RYAN BALIS and AMY RIDENOUR KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- Most of the world's


TRUMBULL SCHOOLS Education center passes routine audit

Rent and decreasing enrollment loom as concerns. WARREN -- A routine state audit of the Trumbull


KIMBLE CASE Suspect pleads guilty to 2 felonies

A charge involving assault on a police officer was dropped earlier. WARREN -- A plea deal brought


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS

MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st-AmericanMiner(Pereira)10.405.002.80 Mr I. Imagination (Spieth)


BEAVER VALLEY FirstEnergy seeks extension for nuclear license

AKRON (AP) -- FirstEnergy Corp. wants a 20-year operating license extension from the Nuclear


GIRLS DIVISION IV Tondo, Dolsak score 43 to lift McDonald to win

Youngstown Christian rolled to an early lead in beating Lordstown, 42-21. LIBERTY -- If three


Struthers needs to make cuts before seeking tax increase

Opinion: Struthers needs to make cuts before seeking tax increase EDITOR: As I read my Feb. 9 Vindicator


TRAFFIC CONTROLS Committee hears pitch for cameras

There is no cost to the city for the cameras. YOUNGSTOWN -- Companies that provide and monitor


"He's so high-profile that that puts a big target on his back."

Opinion: "He's so high-profile that that puts a big target on his back." James Pingeon A lawyer at


SCHOOL FINANCES Levy decision brings feedback from public

One resident suggested printing the salary of every school employee. STRUTHERS -- The Struthers


HELOISE System keeps refrigerator organized

Dear Heloise: I have found a foolproof way to keep my refrigerator clean and organized. As a full-


ROUNDUP Tuesday's games

Nuggets 100, Hawks 96 ATLANTA -- Carmelo Anthony's jump shot with nine-tenths of a second to play


TRUMBULL COUNTY Auditor holds up commissioners' plan on funds use

Documentation needed that work is being done for these agencies. WARREN -- The Trumbull County


TELEVISION PBS decision about 'Buster' indicates its delicate state

Programming must help local stations, the network chief declares. By LYNN SMITH LOS ANGELES


TELEVISION Is 'Lost' losing its way with complex stories?

How many mysteries can really be solved in one season? By TERRY MORROW SCRIPPS HOWARD Is


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Struthers 70, Chaney 56 Poland 80, Rayen 62 Ashtabula


YOUNGSTOWN POLITICS Bush, Fortune, Rapovy join the race for mayor

There will also be primary contests for Struthers council president and judge. YOUNGSTOWN -- Three


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Warren McKinley Baseball and Softball will host winter clinics for 6- to 12-year-old


POLITICS Democrats plan to file complaint on Patton

The state rep says he provides assistance to the incubator. YOUNGSTOWN -- A local Democratic


TOP 25 ROUNDUP | Women's basketball

No. 5 Notre Dame 54, No. 25 Boston College 47 BOSTON -- Megan Duffy had all 14 of her points in


NBA Sasha's defensive efforts on Bryant lauded by coach

The first-year Cavalier hasn struggled on the defensive end of the floor. CLEVELAND (AP) -- For


Mourners hold vigil at coffin of U.S. nun

Sister Dorothy Stang, a Dayton native, had been threatened. ANAPU, Brazil (AP) -- Thousands of


Flawed drug bill endangers Medicare; Congress must act

Opinion: President Bush has issued his first serious threat to veto legislation. One might expect, given the


DIVISION III Girard's Murray overpowers LaBrae

The Indians' senior guard scored 35 points for the unbeaten Indians. ROOTSTOWN -- Cachet Murray


MAC ROUNDUP Buffalo pulls out 77-66 win over Kent

The Bulls rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the Flashes. ASSOCIATED PRESS


TUESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS

TUESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Acquired INF Alejandro Machado


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Youngstown Board of Education Finance Committee meeting, 4 p.m., board caucus room


'THE TONIGHT SHOW' Local man makes strong showing

He can also roll up a frying pan so it looks like a burrito. NEW CASTLE, Pa. - For Steve


YSU

YSU Swimming & amp; diving INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State senior diver Kalyn Leveto was


TAC Third-place LaBrae defeats Girard, will face 1st-place Liberty on Friday

GIRARD -- LaBrae High, with its 76-59 victory over Girard Tuesday in a Trumbull Athletic Conference


CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE Lawmakers to push for plan to clean up closed lab sites

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While rural police struggle to contain crystal methamphetamine abuse, health


JIM FARBER | Commentary Grammy got it wrong

Sentimental gestures have a sacred place in our lives. And deservedly so. Someone dies, you send


DIPLOMACY U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria

Secretary of State Rice said the United States will consider other sanctions. WASHINGTON (AP) --


TODAY

TODAY Noon (FSN Ohio) AHL All-Stars Skills Competition. Noon (SPEED) NASCAR: Daytona 500


LOCAL

LOCAL Girard Chamber to meet GIRARD --The Greater Girard Area Chamber of Commerce meets at 6


Fans are now proud owners of 'Fawlty Towers' hotel

LONDON (AP) -- Fans of "Fawlty Towers" have bought the hotel that inspired the show for about $2.8


MAHONING COMMISSIONERS Court space consolidation on agenda

The county spends more than $200,000 a year on rent for the three courts. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning


MAHONING COUNTY Rape case is delayed a while longer

The defendant made news when he helped a cop killer get out of town. YOUNGSTOWN -- After nearly


OHIO

OHIO Mega Millions: 3-16-20-21-38 Mega Ball: 10 Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-6-2 Pick 4,


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox He's assuming 'Gary' is suicidal

Dear Annie: When I married back in the '60s, I was a workaholic. I had little time for family, and


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 4 to


BOXING Koval's next fight is set in Germany

The Austintown native will fight March 5 against Alexander Dimitrenko. YOUNGSTOWN -- Chris Koval


TRUDY RUBIN U.S. must help guide peace in Mideast

Opinion: Should we be hopeful that there is a new opening for peace between Palestinians and Israelis?


CIC Building sale urged by panel

The CIC isn't moving its offices. YOUNGSTOWN -- The sale of three vacant buildings on West Federal


MEDICINE Cup o' joe cuts risk of cancer, study says

The findings will lead to more work, an official said. WASHINGTON (AP) -- That hot cup of coffee


ON TOUR This week's pro golf events

PGA TOUR Nissan Open Los Angeles Schedule: Thursday-Sunday Course: Riviera Country Club (7,247


RETAILING Merger talks are over between May, Federated

Media reports suggest the two can't agree on price. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Merger talks between May


BOYS BASKETBALL Poland stops Rayen, 80-62 behind Fender, Shurilla

Warren Harding won its 18th game, while Canfield and Ursuline were winners. POLAND -- Chad Fender


AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE zxxzzx DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 22,228 Tacoma pickups because the


BOSTON SCANDAL Defrocked priest sentenced to prison for raping a child

Now an adult, victim says he hopes his attacker dies in prison. LOS ANGELES TIMES CAMBRIDGE,


TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Liberty wins big

The Leopards didn't give Newton Falls a chance this time around. NEWTON FALLS -- When the Liberty


MONTGOMERY GENTRY Duo turns back time with tour

Friday's show at the Civic Center is general admission. CANTON -- There is little hiding the fact