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PREVIEW \ Steelers vs. Jets

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field TV/radio: (27) (19) (2) (WBBG-FM 106.1) Series history:


PGA SONY OPEN Thursday First Round Brett Quigley33-33--66 Stewart Cink33-33--66 Tom


TODAY 7 p.m. (ESPN) Golf: Sony Open. 7:30 p.m. (WKBN-AM 570) High school basketball: Poland at

Former treasurer re-indicted

The former middle school treasurer is accused of stealing at least $10,000. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

Employees file to join Teamsters

Bids for a big sewer project could be sought in the next two months. NEW SPRINGFIELD --

AUSTRALIAN OPEN Seedings reflect rankings

Roger Federer and Lindsay Davenport are the No. 1 seeds. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Top-ranked

Board OKs used car lot

MINERAL RIDGE -- The Weathersfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional use

Voters to decide on new levies

HOWLAND -- Township voters will decide on levies for police and fire operations in May that would be


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL Leinart's decision expected today

He is wavering about whether to enter the NFL draft. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$10,500, Maiden Claiming $5,000, 3 yo's & amp;

That's a lot of MoonPies! NFL fines Moss $10,000

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's Randy Moss was fined $10,000 Thursday by the NFL for

Springfield Twp. trustees approve raises

NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Township trustees approved raises for township employees during a


AUSTRALIAN OPEN Seeds Men 1. Roger Federer, Switzerland; 2. Andy Roddick, United States; 3.

Cool cats in history: Murphy ranks No. 5

Cool cats in history: Murphy ranks No. 5 kAXEL FOLEY, played by Eddie Murphy in 1984's "Beverly

TeenFusion event

TeenFusion event POLAND -- TeenFusion Ministries will host its second annual event for teens in

SPORTS Baseball gets new steroids policy

Some observers think it's still not tough enough. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- With some of its

Safety inspector sues company over accident

A company official said safety training ensures compliance with regulations. WARREN -- A Twinsburg

HELOISE Removing the handiwork of a budding artist

Dear Heloise: Is there a way to get crayon off of a chalkboard? Tricia, via e-mail Tricia, oh my

NFC PLAYOFFS Atlanta leery of Rams, Bulger

The Falcons beat visiting St. Louis 34-17 in Week 2. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH FLOWERY BRANCH,

SKIN CARE Perfecta Products completes its move to larger quarters

NORTH LIMA -- Perfecta Products Inc., distributor of Zim's Crack Creme, has completed its relocation

MAHONING COUNTY Officials seek reduced funding requests

Budget hearings begin next week and last until Feb. 2. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County commissioners

3 men shot in little over 12 hours

The three shootings are unrelated. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jason Hewett, 25, of Woodbine Avenue is in


BRIDGETTE SLIKE ROBERT BUYDOS JR. XBOARDMAN -- Bridgette A. Slike, daughter of Linda Orenic, 9739

Ruling puts sentencing on hold

Federal sentencing guidelines were overturned Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court. YOUNGSTOWN --

Steroid policy all bulked up

Baseball players and owners are high-fiving themselves and think they've quieted critics by agreeing

MERCER COUNTY Commissioners approve pay raises

Raises for eligible professional, administrative and daily-rate employees average 3.5 percent.


BASEBALL MLB--Agreed to terms with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues on a


STEPHANIE VEZZANI JAMES ROSKO XAKRON -- A reception at the University of Akron ballroom honored

Residents decry rental agreements

One resident asked the commissioners to put the sales tax on the ballot. YOUNGSTOWN -- Two

Man gets prison for store robbery

YOUNGSTOWN -- A city man will serve eight years in prison for his role in the robbery of an East

Burress' timely return calms Roethlisberger

The Steelers quarterback is relieved to have his favorite receiver back. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Rookie

THOMAS SOWELL Schools should teach critical thinking

Opinion: My assistant sorts the incoming mail into various categories, such as "critical mail," "fan mail,"

Treasury Dept. explains use of tax break

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Companies thinking about using a new, temporary tax break to cut their tax bills

OBESITY Cutting portions means drop in sales for some

A restaurant chain finds that many consumers don't want to fight the war on obesity at lunch or


NFL PLAYOFFS Divisional Playoffs Saturday FavoritePointsUnderdog PITTSBURGH81/2 (34)Ny Jets

NBA Lakers just happy to be safe after rough flight home

The team went through a scary landing ordeal upon returning from Denver. LOS ANGELES (AP) --

HOW HE SEES IT Putin's stealing raises concerns

Opinion: By PETER A. BROWN ORLANDO SENTINEL Communism's fall in Russia and China improved world stability


KRISTI SCHMIDT SEAN GRAY XCOLUMBIANA -- Married at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Grace United Church of

SPEECH WINNERS Canfield Kiwanis Tournament

Results from the Canfield Kiwanis Speech and Debate Tournament: TOP TEAMS Canfield 75.75

New constitution will not have legitimacy

Opinion: By ADNAN PACHACHI WASHINGTON POST Iraq is now barely two weeks away from scheduled elections,

Patrol deal approved

Patrol deal approved YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County commissioners formally approved a one-year

'SURVIVOR' Show has 20 vying for prize

Most diverse group yet will appear on CBS' reality series. NEW YORK (AP) -- The island is about to


COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Donald J. Robinson, 32, of 13875 Oyster Road,


OHIO Timkens ups estimate CANTON -- Alloy steel maker Timken Co. said Thursday it is increasing

HOMELAND SECURITY Valley gets $1.2M for programs

Mahoning County is receiving about $400,000 less than last year. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning Valley

Western storm offers start of drought relief to long-parched states

Worst dry spell in 500 years may take several wet years to overcome. RENO, Nev. (AP) -- For

AFC PLAYOFFS Groundskeeper possibly Pats best defense against Manning

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are preparing what may be the best defense against

COURT Man who drove over woman hears his release terms

The judge will consider driving privileges after a three-month 'test period.' WARREN -- Anthony


GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Mt. De Chantal (W.Va.) 89, Rayen 54 Beaver Local 65,

RETAIL Wal-Mart looks to counter criticism

The retail giant has launched an ad campaign. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief

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Neshannock to discuss tax relief act

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Neshannock Township School District will make an effort to educate taxpayers

PREP ROUNDUP Girard narrowly escapes upset bid

Newton Falls' stall offense approach almost worked. NEWTON FALLS -- Cachet Murray scored a game-

Insecticide to fight spread of malaria in disaster areas

Indonesia is threatening to deport aid workers who don't declare their travel plans. BANDA ACEH,

Culpepper's phenomenal year not lost on teammates

The QB set many team records this season. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper has been

Trustees appoint superintendent

BOARDMAN -- Larry R. Wilson, who has worked for the township for nearly 22 years, has been appointed

Police: Jewelry at crash connects driver to break-ins

GOSHEN -- Evidence against a suspect in a string of break-ins on Western Reserve Road will be

Referendum in November would bring casinos to Ohio

Opinion: Referendum in November would bring casinos to Ohio EDITOR: What is the big problem in getting a


BRANDI BOWEN ROBERT HOBART XWOODVILLE -- The marriage of Brandi Marie Bowen and Robert Raymond

HOW HE SEES IT Powerful robot will help U.S. troops in Iraq

Opinion: By MICHAEL FUMENTO SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE It's "one of the most amazing inventions of

IRAQ Gunmen kill cleric aide; election delay unlikely

The attacks appear to be an effort to divide Shiites and Sunnis before the Jan. 30 vote.

NBA Without Kobe, Lakers still manage to beat Cleveland

LeBron James had 28 points for the Cavs, in a 98-94 loss. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went

NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP Liquor license approved for restaurant in plaza

The new owners have invested more than $1 million in improvements for Calls Plaza. NEW CASTLE,


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Toronto 104, Boston 93 Washington 104, Portland 100 Detroit 90, New Orleans

PREP SPORTS New league is best answer

The ICL and TCL have merged into the ITCL, a 16-team conference. COLUMBIANA -- Nothing's official

SEWING Chain adds final touch to jacket

By SUSAN KHALJE SCRIPPS HOWARD It was Coco Chanel who first popularized the use of a length of


NBA THURSDAY'S SUMMARIES KINGS 107, JAZZ 93 UTAH (93) -- Harpring 7-12 2-2 16, Boozer 6-13 3-6

MAHONING COUNTY Officer awaits probe results

A state agency is conducting a criminal investigation of the officer. STRUTHERS -- A city police


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Patients' rights to hear English while they're waiting

Opinion: Providence Journal: Common sense won federal approval recently when the U.S. Equal Employment

OHIO CONSTITUTION Conservatives support amendment on spending

Sen. Hagan of Youngstown says lawmakers' decisions are hard enough without the restrictions.

"They trained together, they fought together, they went to war together, they died together. The

Opinion: "They trained together, they fought together, they went to war together, they died together. The

Healthy Pennington returns to practice

The Jets quarterback is expected to play Saturday but Quincy Carter is out. HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)


ASSOCIATIONS XDistrict 3, Ohio Nurses Association, will have a continuing education and membership

US AIRWAYS Judge backs ATSB deal

Executives said the extension from the ATSB is a sign there's confidence in the airline.


GRANTS Navigation help Trumbull County Metro Parks has received a $484 grant from the state for

HOW THEY SEE IT \ Iraq's election Delay would turn back clock to violence, fear

Opinion: By KARIM KHUTAR ALMUSAWI LOS ANGELES TIMES With only a little more than two weeks to go before

Latest trade deficit numbers should be cause for concern

Opinion: The U.S. trade deficit is on track to increase by 20 percent in 2004 over that of 2003. That's a 20

Prince Harry's Nazi costume provokes national outrage

LONDON (AP) -- Being the son of Princess Diana buys some sympathy, but not enough to get away with

GIRLS BASKETBALL Powerful de Chantal humbles Rayen

Four Lions' players have signed early letters of intent to play Div. I. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mount de

Judge orders removal of stickers on textbooks

Cautionary labels said the idea of evolution was a theory, not a fact. ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal

MAHONING VALLEY Event to honor 8 local heroes

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross breakfast is Saturday. YOUNGSTOWN -- Patrolman Brad

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Her feelings toward John are envy, not love

Dear Annie: My fiancee, "Catherine," has told me that I am overly sensitive. As you might expect, I

Drug robbery draws 5 years

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Liberty Township man was sentenced to five years in prison for robbing another man

h Defense rests its case at Abu Ghraib trial

h Defense rests its case at Abu Ghraib trial FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr., of

EAGLES Players tired of the no-T.O. issue

Philadelphia hasn't played a meaningful game without Terrell Owens this year. PHILADELPHIA (AP) --

PREVIEW Rams vs. Falcons

When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: (17/62) (8) (53) (WBBW-AM 1240) Series history: Rams lead 46-

GIRLS BASKETBALL Grant is leader in Ursuline win

Tyra Grant tallied 31 points as the Fighting Irish beat rival Mooney. YOUNGSTOWN -- Tyra Grant

Today is Friday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2005. There are 351 days left in the year. On his date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2005. There are 351 days left in the year. On his date in

Single cause unlikely in fatal boat accident

The investigation could range from condition of crew to shape of the vessel. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

AUTO INDUSTRY GM reiterates forecast, warns of lower earnings

Standard & amp; Poor's said it expected an erosion of GM's 2005 earnings because of continued

MERCER COUNTY Balanced offense leads Kennedy

The Golden Eagles downed Greenville by five points. GREENVILLE -- The pre-game hype going into


MEN THURSDAY'S SCORES East Adelphi 66, Philadelphia 47 Alderson-Broaddus 96, Ohio Valley 54


LOCAL Weller benefit SHARON, Pa. -- Area race fans came through once again Sunday, helping to