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Wisconsin-Milwaukee wraps up title

ASSOCIATED PRESS MILWAUKEE -- Ed McCants scored 22 points and Joah Tucker had 21 Wednesday night


"I feel like a river without water, a forest without trees."

Opinion: "I feel like a river without water, a forest without trees." Fernando Anjos da Silva On Dorothy


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Boston2726.509--7-3W-119-98-


LOCAL

LOCAL Lowellville names new football coach LOWELLVILLE -- The village school board voted


ANNUAL EVENT Symphony guild members are having a ball

Reservations for the black-tie gala are requested by Sunday. BOARDMAN -- Plans are being finalized


Fans, businesses hurt by lockout

Loss of the NHL season has disrupted the lives of many people in Columbus. COLUMBUS (AP) --


NHL League's future murky as final negotiations fail

No one knows when hockey will return or how it will be received. NEW YORK (AP) -- A hockey season


Springfield board plans to buy bus

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- The Springfield Local school board has agreed to buy a new school bus from Myers


LIBERTY FIRE DEPARTMENT Trustees race clock to put levy on ballot

The tax is scheduled to expire at the end of the year. LIBERTY -- Township trustees are racing


WEATHERSFIELD SCHOOLS Committee to discuss levy renewal

The school board approved the 2005-06 calendar. MINERAL RIDGE -- A committee formed to push for


HOW HE SEES IT Banning same-sex marriage would protect no one

Opinion: By CHRISTOPHER OTT NIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE Here we go again. For the second year in a row,


NORTHFIELD PARK

NORTHFIELD PARK WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS 1st--Sphinx K (Grismore)4.002.802.80 Thats An Alibi


MUNICIPAL COURT Harris pleads no contest to drug possession charges

The former congressional staffer resigned his position after the arrest. WARREN -- The fine was


No. 7 Baylor 74, Missouri 57

No. 7 Baylor 74, Missouri 57 WACO, Texas -- Steffanie Blackmon had a career-high 31 points and 11


Salem routs MAC rival

Champion eliminated Chaney, 80-62. AUSTINTOWN -- During last year's remarkable run to a 24-2


HELOISE Paste cleaned watchband in a timely fashion

Dear Heloise: I have a new watch with a leather-and-cloth band. It started to develop an odor. So, I


The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and


HOME AND GARDEN 'Bachelor' star coming to show at Expo Center

Antique pro Henry Rinker is also coming back for appraisals. NILES -- Touted as one of America's


Lopez cancels on Europe

Lopez cancels on Europe LONDON -- Days after performing a duet with husband, Marc Anthony, at the


OHIO Many prison workers to lose jobs

To comply with budget, state also may have to close a prison. COLUMBUS -- Gov. Bob Taft's two-year


BASEBALL

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Named Dr. Thomas Gill medical director. DETROIT


BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL MEN WEDNESDAY'S SCORES East Bethany,W.Va. 107, Waynesburg 68 Binghamton 61, UMBC


A LIFETIME PURSUIT Wrestling is his mania

AUSTINTOWN -- Most 4-year-old boys are content playing with Matchbox cars, messing around with


Patronage doesn't inspire confidence in government

Opinion: Patronage doesn't inspire confidence in government EDITOR: Upon reading The Vindicator's


MOVIE REVIEW No doubt about it, 'Son of the Mask' is an ugly offspring of the original

The follow-up to 1994's 'The Mask' will likely annoy even young children. By DAVID GERMAIN


TRUMBULL COUNTY Budget crunch leaves schools, governments waiting for funds

Commissioners have not finalized the general fund budget. WARREN -- Trumbull County schools, local


AIR TRAVEL Comair pilots consider pay freeze

Regional airline says it needs pay concessions to afford 35 new aircraft. CINCINNATI (AP) -- The


ELECTRONIC BALLOTS Pennsylvania studies voting machine woes

Authorities test touch-vote machines for certification. MERCER, Pa. -- Officials at the


TODAY

TODAY 9 a.m. (GOLF) Golf: Malaysian Open, first round (same-day tape). 11 a.m. (GOLF) Golf:


DISTRICT QUALIFIERS High school wrestling

DIVISION I Austintown Fitch (7) Tony Jamieson, freshman, 103, 30-2, (1st) Brian Weidenthal,


MOVIE REVIEW 'Being Julia' sweet tale of revenge

Annette Bening gives top-notch performance. By JOE BALTAKE SACRAMENTO BEE Movies about revenge


TUESDAY'S GAMES

TUESDAY'S GAMES Orlando 99, L.A. Clippers 94 Denver 100, Atlanta 96 Minnesota 82, New Jersey


NBA Cavs hit 30-win mark by break

LeBron James led the way with 28 points. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sometimes reaching 30 isn't scary, a


MID-AMERICAN Akron routs Ohio on the road

John Reimold scored 28 to lead Bowling Green past Ball State. ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS -- Bubba


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XDavid and Diana (Muntean) Toohey of Frederick, Md., announce the birth of their second child, a


CAL THOMAS Romney puts principle before self-interest

Opinion: Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney has infuriated Harvard scientists by declaring his


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CITY POLITICS Swierz tosses hat into ring for mayor's race

One Republican is expected to seek the nomination. YOUNGSTOWN -- Former city council President


CYCLING Armstrong will try for 7th Tour crown

Lance Armstrong says he's not in shape but he'll defend his title. PARIS (AP) -- Still hungry to


TRUMBULL BUDGET CRISIS Judges consider options on inmates

Once the sheriff's staff is cut, the jail population must go down. WARREN -- The Trumbull County


REGIONAL COLLEGES Westminster women fall in showdown

Mount Union swept Muskingum at home and away. WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Westminster College women's


ART Fingerprint could link ancient painting to Leonardo da Vinci

ROME (AP) -- It's an artistic mystery whose hottest clue is a fingerprint. "The Adoration of the


U.S. ECONOMY Housing activity hits highest level in two decades

Factory, mine and utilities output went unchanged. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Construction of new homes


SOCIAL SECURITY Fed chairman supports private investment plan

Greenspan said interest-rate increases are likely to continue. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


EDUCATION Supreme Court to hear charter school case

Opponents say the schools take money away from public schools. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme


PUBLIC SAFETY Boardman police department fills three vacant positions

The new cops replace others who retired or left for other jobs. BOARDMAN -- Three new officers


STRUTHERS Judge prepares to rule on firefighter staffing issue

The mayor says there's no money to hire another firefighter. YOUNGSTOWN -- A ruling is pending in


DRUG MONEY Law agencies sharing in DEA-seized bounty

Departments rewarded for assistance in drug probes. MINERAL RIDGE -- A small portion of millions


MAHONING, TRUMBULL COUNTIES Study: Citizens concerned about drinking water

The poll included opinions of 285 people who visited the Canfield Fair. YOUNGSTOWN -- An informal


Strong second half boosts Grove City

Down by one at the half, the Wolverines used strong defense to top Thiel. GREENVILLE, Pa. -- When


Christian rock concert

Christian rock concert GROVE CITY, Pa. -- If you're looking for some righteous rock 'n' rap, check


MARK PATINKIN Hariri was a symbol of hope in Lebanon

Opinion: I'm guessing most Americans will only read the headline: Former Lebanese prime minister assassinated


CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE New team unveils plans to become part of community

The SteelHounds' GM says the team is here to make the area better. LIBERTY -- Grant Buckborough,


GIRLS DIVISION IV Lowellville overcomes tragedy

The Rockets routed Sebring after learning of the death of a classmate. LIBERTY - Just hours before


TRUMBULL COUNTY

TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioner action Trumbull County commissioners met Wednesday and addressed


TENNIS

TENNIS WTA TOUR PROXIMUS DIAMOND Wednesday's results Singles First Round Claudine Schaul,


COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY Long-time teacher files racial discrimination suit

The teacher was not reinstated after an investigation of alleged abuse. LISBON -- A $2 million


OHIO

OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 9-7-9 Pick 4, 6-4-7-2 Rolling Cash 11-18-28-31-36 Super


BRIDGE

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x -Q 10 8 4 2 u -A 7 4 v -Q 2 w -A K 7 WEST EAST


BIG TEN Illinois routs Penn St. to remain unbeaten

The win topped the school record of 25 straight wins set in the early 1900s. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Team pounces on SteelHounds name

Officials predict the team's home site will be known as the Dog Pound or Hound Pound. LIBERTY --


Barbara Kolidakis, Michael Restaino plan May wedding

XBOARDMAN -- Announcement is being made by George and Kathy Kolidakis, 8532 Cherry Hill Place, of


Arthur Miller and the dream

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: Arthur Miller was a storyteller who wrote of family, morality and power, the


GIRLS DIVISION III Bodrick stars for Mooney

She set a school and tournament record with 38 points over South Range. HANOVERTON -- When


Canfield man arraigned on sex charges

YOUNGSTOWN -- An April trial date has been set for Paul J. Snyder, 50, of Jamison Place, Canfield,


CELEBRITY Fake Michaels getting real work now

Impersonators of the pop superstar have seen no drop in requests. By KEVIN AMORIM LONG ISLAND


After 4-17 start, Thiel gets third straight upset

The Tomcats stunned Grove City 75-70. GREENVILLE, Pa. -- After showing wins in only four of its


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Donations are needed to help build the dream

Dear Annie: In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of tens of thousands of Americans of


NBA

NBA WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARIES CAVALIERS 111, HAWKS 89 ATLANTA (89) -- J.Smith 5-11 1-1 11, Walker


Today is Thursday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2005. There are 317 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2005. There are 317 days left in the year. On this date


YOUNGSTOWN CONVOCATION CENTER Officials worried about minority hiring

The city engineer says money can be withheld for noncompliance. YOUNGSTOWN -- A series of meetings


CITY COUNCIL

CITY COUNCIL At its meeting Wednesday, Youngstown City Council: Authorized the board of control


CITY GOVERNMENT Tax breaks cut for 3 companies

$8.36 million in contracts to be awarded for arena. YOUNGSTOWN -- The city is changing tax


CONSUMER ELECTRONICS Circuit City will close 19 superstores

Electronics retailer is shedding poor-performing locations. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Circuit City


HEAT 113, CLIPPERS 95

Heat 113, Clippers 95 MIAMI -- Damon Jones had a career-high 31 points and Dwyane Wade added 28


OUTSOURCING Group considers how to keep jobs in Ohio

The group also recommends holding the line on college tuition increases. COLUMBUS -- The


BASEBALL Robinson wants to remain until players succeed

The Nationals' manager says his team is sure to flourish in Washington soon. VIERA, Fla. (AP) --


HOW HE SEES IT Rising benefits are a threat to Social Security

Opinion: By DANIEL MITCHELL HERITAGE FOUNDATION Even if Congress doesn't allow workers to invest part of


MEN'S TOP 25 Tar Heels pull closer to first

North Carolina moved within one-half game of Wake Forest in the ACC. ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAPEL


DISTRICT 6 COMMITTEE Water, road projects submitted to state

Two Sebring projects rank high on the list. AUSTINTOWN -- Members of the two-county small


BOYS BASKETBALL

BOYS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY Tournament DIVISION I Centerville 77, New Carlisle Tecumseh 36