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OHIO Justice says stolen $18K meant for his home

O'Donnell says he always keeps cash at his house. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Terrence


MEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP MSU's Anderson perfect in win over Wisconsin

The Spartans' senior didn't miss a shot while scoring a game-high 28 points. ASSOCIATED PRESS


From the Internet to interstate

Refusing to retire, a wealthy Web designer hits the road. CHICAGO (AP) -- As Tim Krauskopf steers


TRANSIT Coming soon to a bus stop near you: a high-tech ride with advertisements

The new model has security cameras inside and out. YOUNGSTOWN -- Want a ride across town on a set


LAWRENCE COUNTY Treasurer probe rocks government

Treasurer Gary Felasco is being blamed for the $1 million budget deficit. NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) --


NFL COMBINE Clarett's big day arrives

He proclaimed himself physically ready and mentally matured. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Maurice Clarett


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CORNERSBURG Trustees OK plan for Walgreens

A pizza shop will move onto Meridian Road. AUSTINTOWN -- Township trustees have approved rezoning


CRIME Suspect in many burglaries arraigned

The suspect was let out of jail in error last weekend. YOUNGSTOWN -- William R. Crowell got into a


Boardman gains final

The Spartans easily defeated Canton McKinley 64-41; face Hoover Saturday. ALLIANCE -- For the


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Buckeyes beat Purdue, 57-51

Jessica Davenport led the way with 21 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.


MAHONING COUNTY Caruso: Officials doing more with less

The outgoing director of special projects will become the executive director of Burdman Group Inc.


MERCER COUNTY Commissioners approve new director of elections

MERCER, Pa. -- The new county elections director has 37 years of experience in educational


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PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Division I at Alliance Boardman 64, Canton McKinley 41


STATE SWIMMING Canfield diver Reese places 10th

Swimming competition begins today at C.T. Branin Natatorium. CANTON -- Canfield High senior Kelly


Fifteen indicted in scheme to obtain fake Ohio IDs

Some of those who received false documents were in the country illegally. CINCINNATI (AP) --


Penguins' seniors get big send off

YSU defeated Detroit in its regular season home finale, 71-68. YOUNGSTOWN -- Sometimes in women's


CATHOLIC CHURCH Diocese violates charter by failing to report statistics

The Youngstown Diocese should be in compliance in a month. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Diocese of Youngstown


TAXES AMT creeps further into less-wealthy ranks

The tax can snag people with large itemized deductions. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bad news. You've spent


African art displayed at community center

WARREN -- Rebecca Williams Community Center is introducing a Cultural Learning Arts Education


Council to recognize exceptional art teachers

YOUNGSTOWN -- The public is invited to attend when the Arts Council of Youngstown and Mahoning


THE VATICAN Pope undergoes successful surgery

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS ROME -- Pope John Paul II underwent an operation Thursday to insert a


INTERNATIONAL Bush, Putin agree to disagree

Both cited commonality in their joint press conference. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS BRATISLAVA,


STATE WRESTLING Jameson, Gigilotto win opening matches

Fitch has three wrestlers advancing to today's action in Columbus. COLUMBUS -- Freshman Tony


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials set hearings on sales tax

The townships' lawyer and the deputies union support increasing the sales tax. WARREN -- Public


The Vindicator

The Vindicator Modeling history Second-graders at St. Charles School in Boardman studied about a


DIVISION IV McDonald upends Mathews

The Blue Devils will face top-seeded Lowellville on Saturday. LIBERTY -- McDonald High coach Rob


DIVISION III GIRLS Mooney, Ursuline set for title match again

The Cardinals routed JFK 47-30, while the Irish breezed past Brookfield. HANOVERTON -- Ursuline


WINNING NUMBERS | Feb. 19-25

OHIO Friday 2/25 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Buckeye 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball, Day


SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP News and notes

Dodgers: Closer Eric Gagne sprained a ligament in his left knee Thursday during the team's first


POLICE CALLS

A summary of recent crime activity in Liberty and Hubbard: LIBERTY Feb. 17 Forgery/bad check:


Commissioners ask for second chance; say they will work hard to pass tax

It will be nearly impossible to run county government without more money, Traficanti said.


VACATION EXPRESS Airport dispute will be going to court

An aviation company disputes claims by the port authority. WARREN -- The Western Reserve Port


Judge gives man chance to repay

YOUNGSTOWN -- Joseph Lesniewski of Boardman will have a chance to repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers'


ELECTIONS BOARD Errors boot four from the ballot

Councilwoman Virginia Bufano won't be on the Democratic primary ballot. WARREN -- Problems with


Bethany routs Thiel in PAC tourney

BETHANY, W. Va. -- Brandon Duncan scored 27 points and Matt Drahos added 22, leading Bethany College


Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005. There are 309 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005. There are 309 days left in the year. On this date in


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Indictments A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people Thursday:


INTERNATIONAL Syria agrees to move troops in Lebanon closer to Syrian border

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Syria said Thursday it will begin withdrawing its troops in Lebanon closer


Bush unplugged

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: The George W. Bush revealed in two years of surreptitiously recorded private


MEET THE PHANTOMS Rhyner, Moorman & amp; Roehl

AARON RHYNER Number: 11 Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Age: 20 Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 195 Position:


WEATHER HAZARDOUS GOING 1 killed in series of I-80 pileups in Pennsylvania

A 35-year-old woman was killed when the van she was riding in crashed into a rock embankment.


Jennifer Quinn to be April bride of Damon Reed

XRobert and Deborah Quinn of Woburn, Mass., and Joseph and Cynthia Reed of Boardman are announcing


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Deputy resigns

Deputy resigns YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Deputy Sheriff Raymond Hull III, who avoided trial


MIDDLE EAST New Palestinian Cabinet sways from Arafat

The action could be a precursor of more things to come. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS RAMALLAH, West


Liberals watching to see if Dean keeps his backbone

Party faithful watch for an 'in-your-face' attitude. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year ago, an activist


NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's games

Knicks 113, 76ers 101 NEW YORK -- Kurt Thomas celebrated the passing of another uneventful trading


HOW HE SEES IT GOP should give Rudy a look

Opinion: By DEROY MURDOCK SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE A boulder now blocks Rudolph Giuliani's path to the


BUDD CASE After 15 hours, still no verdict

One defense attorney isn't surprised by the time the jury is taking. CLEVELAND -- Jurors remained


ANDRES OPPENHEIMER S. America crucial to China's future

Opinion: BEIJING -- Chinese President Hu Jintao spent more time in Latin America last year than President


SCHOOLS Warren receives bids for building demolitions

WARREN -- The city schools have received bids from nine companies for tearing down the closed


NBA TRADES Cavaliers complete deal with Celtics for Welsch

Cleveland gave up a 2007 first-round draft pick in the deal. ASSOCIATED PRESS For nearly a year,


Waterloo upends Girard

The younger Vikings came out on top in the battle of unbeatens in district semifinal. ROOTSTOWN --


Ridge joins Home Depot board

ATLANTA (AP) -- Tom Ridge, the former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former


Columbus couple to wed in April in Poland

XPOLAND --The engagement of Christine Theresa Esposito and Neil Christopher Sander, both of


Sheriff's employee strikes deal, pleads guilty in beating case

CLEVELAND -- Just days before he was to stand trial, another member of the Mahoning County Sheriff's


MAHONING COUNTY Board disqualifies mayoral candidate

Budget cuts could mean major changes for voters. YOUNGSTOWN -- Eight is apparently enough. The


Warren can't pretend that strip searches weren't wrong

Opinion: If every suspect in Warren were treated the way police officers accused of wrongdoing are treated,


"What do you do when your ranch is 70 miles from town and there's only one vet in town, and during

Opinion: "What do you do when your ranch is 70 miles from town and there's only one vet in town, and during


Making marijuana available to patients makes sense

Opinion: Making marijuana available to patients makes sense EDITOR: "Hurrah," I shouted to myself as I


SCHOOLS Salem debates cost-cutting options

The school system has nearly half the enrollment now as it did in 1977. SALEM -- The future of two


HELOISE Method removes mothball scent

Dear Heloise: We have a cedar chest that we purchased at a yard sale. The previous owners must have


CARL P. LEUBSDORF Bush perpetuates fiscal discipline myth

Opinion: As part of his plan to trim some expensive Pentagon weapons projects and control the federal budget,


PIRATES Redman slotted for middle of rotation

He's been traded so often he feels like a nomad. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Redman has been


DIVISION II Salem turns back Flashes

The Quakers will take on Rayen in Saturday's district final. AUSTINTOWN -- In spite of all the


TRAFFIC SAFETY Young drivers more dangerous with young passengers, study says

Some states have started graduated driver licensing. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cars have more safety


hBird flu strategy

hBird flu strategy HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- Health and animal experts said Thursday any long-


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Forgetfulness is typical of teenager

Dear Annie: I have a pre-teen daughter, "Angel." She is developing into a classic stereotype of the


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XYoungstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 10


Shannon Arnsberger to be bride of Paul Ousterhout in April ceremony

XAUSTINTOWN -- Carolyn and Jerry Arnsberger, 5650 Vassar Ave., are announcing the engagement of


STATE SWIMMING At a glance

What: State swimming championships Where: C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton When: Swimming


HOW HE SEES IT White workers shun Dem Party

Opinion: By HAROLD MEYERSON WASHINGTON POST How do the Democrats win back the allegiance of the white