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YSU MEN Red-hot Butler topples Penguins

The Bulldogs shot nearly 60 percent from the field in a 79-59 victory. YOUNGSTOWN -- The


MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Exhibit explores newest discoveries of fair-feathered dinosaurs

CLEVELAND -- Feathered dinosaurs have landed at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and curator


Hemophilia drug helps patients suffering from bleeding strokes, new study shows

ASSOCIATED PRESS A drug that keeps hemophiliacs from bleeding to death could also prove to be the


MEN'S TOP 25 Villanova knocks off Boston College

It was the third home win over a ranked team this season for the Wildcats. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Low-fare carriers are a key to success

Akron-Canton has tripled its number of passengers in the last 10 years. GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- The


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hTiger is shot and killed LOS ANGELES -- Authorities shot and killed a male tiger Wednesday that


CAL THOMAS We have been warned -- now what?

Opinion: Prior to the 9/11 terror attacks, few in government or the media took seriously the numerous warning


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Family may not want to know about her care

Dear Annie: My 89-year-old grandmother has been living with my parents for the past couple of years.


BOXING Spadafora sentenced for shooting fiancee

The former lightweight champ could be out of jail in six months. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former


Concert tickets going on sale

Concert tickets going on sale CLEVELAND -- Tickets for half a dozen shows will go on sale this


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Probate Court Will of John J. Hassay, estate to children, Marilyn Shovlin,


AUTO EMISSIONS State lawmaker vows to end E-Check

The state is proposing to extend E-Check in seven northeast Ohio counties for two more years.


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CITY COUNCIL Failure to get tax on ballot raises flags

A councilman would like the city auditor to file levies with the board of elections. GIRARD -- A


Allawi wants to block Shiites

A Shiite group threatened to withdraw support for al-Jaafari. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Ayad Allawi,


The Sources

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


SHAWNEE CASINOS Officials question legality of plan

Land in Trumbull County is being put under option to buy as the project progresses. With the


OHIO

OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 0-8-7 Pick 4, 3-2-9-6 Rolling Cash 4-7-8-20-37 Super


DIVISION II GIRLS West Branch gains district final

The Warriors rolled past Akron Central Hower 48-22. UNIONTOWN -- Evelyn Woods scored 16 points,


HELOISE Check pockets before sending clothes out

Dear Heloise: I am a fan and a faithful reader of your column, and I wanted to send you some advice


States lag in ability to handle big crisis

Many states still have not reviewed laws and rules for quarantine. ATLANTA (AP) -- More than three


Singer stays busy with dual career

She got a little help from her friends this time, which is something new. When it comes to


MOUNT AIRY LODGE Contents of Poconos resort set for auction

For sale: a heart-shaped tub and disco mirror balls. MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) -- Heart-shaped


HOW HE SEES IT Judge rails against mindless minimums

Opinion: By PAUL CAMPOS SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE In 1988, Brent J. Brents raped a 6-year-old boy, by


PANDEMIC WARNING U.S. takes steps to ward off bird flu

The government is stockpiling vaccines in case of an outbreak. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid dire


DIVISION III BOYS Youth is served in Mooney victory

Tony Brunetti's last second 3-pointer lifted the Cardinals past East Palestine. SALEM -- It's been


Brookfield pulls another stunner

HUBBARD - Good things seem to come in threes for the Brookfield High boys basketball team. In the


Jury deliberations in Budd trial will continue today

CLEVELAND -- A federal jury is scheduled to resume deliberations this morning in the trial of


HOW HE SEES IT Europe is more a U.S. competitor than ally

Opinion: By PETER A. BROWN ORLANDO SENTINEL The American people should consider President Bush's visit to


HOW HE SEES IT Muslims are prime targets of terrorists

Opinion: By CLIFFORD D. MAY SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE It is a common misperception that most terrorism


HISTORY ON WHEELS

HISTORY ON WHEELS Black inventors/patents Numerous household and other common items we use


Salem routs Chaney, 61-41

Wilson turned back Hubbard 56-40 in the second game. BOARDMAN -- If you think Salem High boys


MAC ROUNDUP Kent State ends three-game skid 79-56

Scott Cutley led the Flashes past Central Michigan. ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. --


"Europe and America have reconnected."

Opinion: "Europe and America have reconnected." Jose Barroso European Commission president, after


MAHONING COUNTY Dream of citizenship fulfilled

Judge welcomes 11 new citizens who took the oath. YOUNGSTOWN -- Dennis O. Martinez and his


What does Cher really think of Spears, Lopez?

What does Cher really think of Spears, Lopez? AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Apparently, Cher is not a


FLORIDA SCHOOLS Vouchers may expand

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday he wants to extend school vouchers to


TODAY

TODAY 2 p.m. (ESPN) Golf: WGC Match Play Championship. 6 p.m. (USA) Golf: PGA Chrysler Classic


DIVISION IV BOYS Sebring struggles to victory

Heritage Christian gave the state-ranked Trojans a battle, 41-35. STRUTHERS -- No one involved


CHILD SAFETY Babies in mechanical swings may prompt dogs to attack

The rocking motion may activate an instinct. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Rocking your baby to sleep in a


Scientists exhaust ways to identify Sept. 11 victims

Unidentified remains have been frozen in the hope that new technology will identify the body parts.


HOSPITALS Care to be tailored to genetics

The effort includes the Cleveland Clinic, VA hospital and MetroHealth Medical Center. CLEVELAND


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Christina Smith and Mark Frye, Hubbard, girl, Feb. 22. Heather and Darrin Sowers,


NATURALIZATION

NATURALIZATION New citizens The list of people and their country of origin who recently


MICHAEL MOORE LECTURE Probe: Professor did not commit fraud with visit

AKRON (AP) -- A University of Akron professor investigated for bringing controversial filmmaker


MAHONING RIVER Authority plans to fund cleanup as funds allow

The board also approved contracts to develop an airport master plan. VIENNA -- The Western Reserve


NBA

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HOW HE SEES IT Kids just don't get freedom

Opinion: By BILL MAHER LOS ANGELES TIMES A new survey found that a majority of high schoolers think


'MERCENARIES' Russians, Chinese square off in new game

The game seeks revenge for deaths of peace-seeking political leaders. By MATT SLAGLE ASSOCIATED


Senators ask for probe into death of recruit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's two senators have requested investigations into the death


CITY GOVERNMENT Struthers operating without budget

The city's biggest financial problem is health care for its employees. STRUTHERS -- Nearly two


Colorful pearls cast glow to the cheeks

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Color has come to dominate the fashion scene in recent seasons. Who ever


MAHONING JAIL Career criminal mistakenly freed

The sheriff blamed current budget woes for the breakdown. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County inmate


MATCH PLAY BRACKETS

MATCH PLAY BRACKETS At La Costa Resort and Spa Carlsbad, Calif. Today's First-Round Matches


Jessica Gibbs, Ross Meloro to wed in autumn

XHARTFORD -- Mr. and Mrs. David A. Gibbs of Hartford are announcing the engagement of their


BRIDGE

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x Q 4 3 u A 7 4 v 10 5 2 w 9 7 5 4 WEST EAST x J


Breakfastgoers to munch on funding ideas

YOUNGSTOWN -- The future of public education funding will be the topic of an upcoming "power


Abby Coppola, Mr. Stouffer plan June wedding

XMrs. Russell W. Gillam Jr., 166 Wilson St., Struthers, and Ron Coppola, 41 Millet Ave., Youngstown,


'AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL' Eva Pigford lives full-throttle life

The model/actress plans to make an appearance on 'Kevin Hill.' BY DANIEL FIENBERG ZAP2IT.COM


TAXES House, car can be deductions

Tax help could be in front of your nose -- right at home. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Your home, your kids,


EASTERN CONFERENCE

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BIG TEN

Michigan and Minnesota posted league victories. ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dee Brown


YSU WOMEN Penguins enter home finale on a high note

They will try to keep the momentum gained from upset of UW-Green Bay. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown


Former presidents Bush, Clinton touch our hearts

Opinion: If the images of the tsunami destruction in South Asia and East Africa two months ago were a shock


ST. JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER Jury to decide doctor's privilege qualm

WARREN -- An appeals court says a jury should decide if St. Joseph Health Center fairly denied an


Wedding plans for Miss Eippert, R.J. Basile revealed

XMINERAL RIDGE -- Announcing the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Eippert, 5919 W. Webb Road, to


HORIZON ROUNDUP Loyola holds off Cleveland State behind 27 points from Schilb

ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND -- Blake Schilb had 27 points and eight rebounds to lead Loyola of


CALIFORNIA Jury selected for Michael Jackson molestation trial

Alternate jury selection is scheduled to continue today. SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Well ahead of


Mount Union posts OAC quarterfinal win

COLUMBUS -- Brett Hershberger was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points to lead


NORTHFIELD PARK RESULTS

NORTHFIELD PARK RESULTS Wednesday 1st--Caribbean Sun (Cox)8.403.602.20 Just Call Me Ike


TUESDAY'S GAMES

TUESDAY'S GAMES Indiana 108, Orlando 84 Milwaukee 112, Charlotte 102 Detroit 97, New York 88


The former mob boss has been in federal custody since December 1997.

The former mob boss has been in federal custody since December 1997. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ex-mob boss


SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP News and notes

Orioles: As a way of introducing himself to his new teammates, Sammy Sosa slammed about two dozen


PA. PLAYOFFS Hickory girls bow out of play in Dist. 10

The Hornettes suffered a 62-44 loss to Mercyhurst Prep. MEADVILLE - The Hickory High girls


NFL Agent says Moss to be dealt to Raiders

Neither team will confirm trade for the troubled wide receiver. ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS --


Today is Thursday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2005. There are 310 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2005. There are 310 days left in the year. On this date


GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy No evidence chicken, mayonnaise or herbs will increase chest size

Q. I'm in eighth grade and have a very small chest size. This wouldn't bother me, except that lots


LOCAL

LOCAL Inventors group to meet LIBERTY -- The Youngstown & amp; Warren Inventors Association


RODEO Riders to romp at Gund

The show is sure to offer an adrenaline rush. CLEVELAND -- Lumberjacks, fishermen and pilots are


Schwarzenegger's popularity falls, poll says

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's once-stratospheric popularity dropped in recent


CLEVELAND INDIANS Gonzalez latest to discount details of Canseco's book

The slugger says he was hurt by allegations that he used steroids. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Juan


CHAMPION Trumbull engineer, developer settle construction dispute

A commissioner says the project now can move forward. WARREN -- The Trumbull County engineer and a


h German leader, Bush unite on Iran

h German leader, Bush unite on Iran k GERMAN CHANCELLOR Gerhard Schroeder and President Bush


INMATE ABUSE CASE Deputy gets plea deal with prosecutors

His potential sentence went from years to months because of the plea. CLEVELAND -- One of four


A black man invented the traffic light and the gas mask.

A black man invented the traffic light and the gas mask. YOUNGSTOWN -- Amazement was 9-year-old


WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's games

No. 6 Michigan State 77, Michigan 34 EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kelli Roehrig had 21 points and 10


ROBERT BLAKE TRIAL Defense plays interview before resting its case

Nearly 40 witnesses testified for the defense. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robert Blake's defense rested


Karen M. Surko is bride-to-be of Mr. Frattaroli

XThe engagement of Karen M. Surko and Anthony G. Frattaroli, 2021 Wingate Road, Poland, is being


WATERLINE EXPANSION Agent asks residents to return surveys

The project would benefit 142 homes. LISBON -- A proposed waterline that would stretch five miles


PARKER HANNIFIN CORP. YSU gets grant for hydraulic research

This is the second research grant the company has given to YSU. YOUNGSTOWN -- A technology


New ethics rules at NIH

Opinion: Providence Journal: New ethics rules at the National Institutes of Health should help place badly


Bush has friendly discussion with Schroeder before going to Russia

Bush called Germany 'a partner in peace.' DALLAS MORNING NEWS MAINZ, Germany -- President Bush


Lawton eager to fill void as team's leadoff hitter

The former Indian feels most comfortable at the top of the order. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Matt


A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman and Poland:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman and Poland: BOARDMAN Feb. 16 Criminal


BOXING No title bout on horizon for Youngstown fighter

Kelly Pavlik is preparing to face Dorian Beaupierre on Showtime's Shobox series. YOUNGSTOWN --


EDUCATION States say No Child Left Behind Act sets unreachable goals

The statement was bipartisan and all 50 state legislators contributed. WASHINGTON (AP) -- State


Boiler explosion was an accident

Boiler explosion was an accident FARRELL, Pa. -- Investigators have concluded that an explosion


MEN

MEN WEDNESDAY'S SCORES East Albright 81, Elizabethtown 65 American U. 65, Lehigh 61


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Struthers baseball league will hold late registration for baseball on Feb. 25 from 5-7


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT Canfield girl calls 911 to help her sick mother

The little girl received a certificate for her actions. CANFIELD -- When her mother was vomiting


NBA ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

Pacers 93, Heat 91, OT INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal scored all three Indiana baskets in


NBA James, Ilgauskas propel Cavs past Bulls, 100-91

Cleveland is 21-5 in home games. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers' All-Star twosome refuse to take