Playing the gamefor a nomination
k IT'S THAT time of year when actors, actresses and other film-industry types play the nomination game in search of coveted inclusion among this year's batch of Academy Award nominees.
Valley hockey teamnames manager
j GRANT BUCKBOROUGH, who helped build a Central Hockey League franchise in Texas, was introduced Wednesday as the general manager for Youngstown's new franchise. The minor-league team will begin play later this year in the downtown convocation center.
Senate panel OKsCondoleezza Rice
k THE SENATE Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to confirm Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state after two days of hearings in which she faced strenuous Democratic assaults.
kTHE MERGER of two Trumbull County departments -- the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Department of Job and Family Services -- would create an agency with five distinct purposes.
Driver charged withDUI in fatal crash
k CAMPBELL POLICE arrested a Youngstown woman on a drunken driving charge in connection with a crash this week that killed her sister.
Fashion faux pasfor '05: pantyhose
k HERE'S A NEWS flash for women not in the know: Traditional pantyhose, the longtime staple of women's chic, have gone out of style.
GM profits tumble
k RISING HEALTH-CARE costs and lingering struggles in its European operations helped drive down General Motors Corp.'s profit by 37 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004.