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Man gets one of few reunions; finds daughter after tsunami

A children's group reported 10 who found family members. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Mustafa


LOCAL Warren Fire Equipment recognized for sales WARREN -- Warren Fire Equipment Inc., 6880 Tod

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Judge blocks deputy layoffs

Residents can expect to wait for answers to their emergency calls. LISBON -- Common Pleas Judge C.

HELOISE Charity recycles eyeglasses

Dear Heloise: Your mention of New Eyes for the Needy in past columns has been a great help in

AUSTINTOWN 2020 Clerk selected for road project

The new member looks forward to plans with Youngstown. AUSTINTOWN -- Although laughter filled the

COLLEGE FOOTBALL YSU, Pittsburgh agree to game at Heinz Field

The first meeting between the teams is scheduled for Sept. 24. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State has

Razzies precede today's Oscar picks

Razzies precede today's Oscar picks k COLIN FARRELL, above, stars as Alexander the Great in the

U.S. SUPREME COURT Police power broadened for traffic stops

Justices say drug-sniffing dogs can be used in routine traffic stops. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

Down and dirty?

Festival-goers are confronted with signs of the times involving porn and ribald jokes. By MARK

Turn to diplomacy in dispute

Opinion: Miami Herald: A sries of blunders has resulted in an undiplomatic row between Colombia and

RAZZIES NOMINATIONS 'Catwoman' dominates best-of-worst choices

Halle Berry has plenty of company on the stinkers list. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fur is still

PADDLING CASE Jury seated in trial of ex-Fowler police chief

The theft charges involve taking items from the Howland police station. WARREN -- A jury was

GENERAL MOTORS LORDSTOWN Graham touts plant's image

The union president credited the employees with improving the GM plant's image and efficiency.

h Putin, Yushchenko meet

h Putin, Yushchenko meet MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President

Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Newton Falls Board of Education, 7 p.m., middle school cafeteria, to discuss


TODAY Noon (FSN Pitt) Bill Cowher press conference. 2 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Australian Open,


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Philadelphia1921.475--5-5W-110-


MEN'S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 First-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday.


Neither vulnerable. North deals. NORTH x 2 u K Q 7 6 4 v 7 6 5 3 w A 8 2 WEST EAST x

Jacket helps to dress up those sticky notes

Colorful book covers for the little yellow pads make suitable presents for just about anyone. By

Eighth-grader to sing national anthem

STRUTHERS -- Candace Campana, a Struthers Middle School eighth-grader, will be making her voice

Rape suspect's bond set at $1 million

YOUNGSTOWN -- Bond was set at $1 million for David Hackett, 42, of West Chalmers Avenue, who is

PROFICIENCY TESTS 30 Boardman students have yet to pass exams

Thirteen of the Boardman students are seniors and have two more chances to pass the test. BOARDMAN

STEPPING UP Youngstown State vs. NCAA Division I-A

1981 at CincinnatiW, 19-13 1982 at CincinnatiL, 3-57 1984 Eastern MichiganW, 31-7 at

NASCAR keeping 10-race shootout format for 2005

New scoring system was implemented last year. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR's points system will


ABANDONED The Vindicator Warden rescues starving dogs from home Dave Nelson, Mahoning County

BONNIE ERBE Whitman falls short of a makeover

Opinion: Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Christie Todd Whitman's new book, due out this week,



NBA ROUNDUP Monday's games

76ers 106, Heat 98 PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson had 45 points and 11 assists to lead

Prevention Partners Plus honored by Ohio addiction services group

YOUNGSTOWN -- Prevention Partners Plus, a joint venture of Meridian Services Inc. and the Neil

Workers mull pact offer; vote may take 10 days

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ohio Turnpike workers who delayed a strike set for Monday will have seven to 10


SUPREME COURT Other developments Also Monday, the Supreme Court: Declined to consider whether


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-9-8 Pick 4, 8-0-4-1 Rolling Cash 5: 3-9-17-22-34 Super

Woman sues sheriff's dept. over fall on ice

WARREN -- The Trumbull County Sheriff's Department faces a lawsuit from a woman who says she slipped


BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Warren McKinley Baseball will hold a winter clinic players ages 6-8 at East

CELL PHONES Cingular still optimistic despite dismal numbers

Cingular's increase in subscribers during the fourth quarter was its highest level of net additions

Notre Dame is choice of Cardinal Mooney football standout Kyle McCarthy.

Notre Dame is choice of Cardinal Mooney football standout Kyle McCarthy. YOUNGSTOWN -- One of

Official notes cuts in county budget

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Treasurer John Reardon says he's actually reduced his budget and staff

Unity Church to show 'Indigo' film

GIRARD -- Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host the local premiere of the movie

HOW HE SEES IT Bush under pressure to deal with National Guard crisis

Opinion: By RONALD BROWNSTEIN LOS ANGELES TIMES The strains on the volunteer military from the war in

Guantanamo suspects tried to hang selves

Officials call the actions attempts to get attention. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Twenty-three

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Dollar to be summit topic

The U.S. economy and foreign relations are likely to shadow the Davos summit discussions. KNIGHT

AVIATION Safety board seeks tougher rules on airplane icing

Feds raised an alarm because of 135 crashes since 1993. SCRIPPS HOWARD Federal crash

WOMEN'S TOP 25 Monday's games

No 12 North Carolina 56, No. 1 Duke 51 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ivory Latta came up with a key

Brady's bunch of playoff wins looking even more impressive

New England's QB said teammates deserve credit for 8-0 postseason mark. As Tom Brady prepares for

YOUNGSTOWN STATE Demoralized YSU seeks relief on road

Penguins have lost nine straight and blew an 8-point lead in final 8 minutes Saturday. YOUNGSTOWN


GIRLS BASKETBALL MONDAY'S SCORES AREA Wilson 49, Campbell 43 Mooney 50, East Liverpool 23

DALE McFEATTERS Elderly in Russia are rebelling

Opinion: The docile Russian acquiescence in President Vladimir Putin's increasingly autocratic regime was

WATER Aqua Ohio changing chemicals

A change is being made to a more effective disaffection agent. STRUTHERS -- In an effort to

Home not sweet for weary Cavs

Cleveland returned to Gund from road trip and was stunned by Wizards. CLEVELAND (AP) -- After the

Warren Fire Equipment receives recognition

xxxxxxxxxx WARREN--Warren Fire Equipment, Inc., 6880 Tod Ave., has been named a 2004 ANSUL Diamond

President speaks to abortion opponents

Bush told thousands in the capital that the 'culture of life' in America is improving. KNIGHT

Murray scores 19 for Girard

GIRARD -- Cachet Murray scored 19 points as Girard High defeated Liberty, 55-25, in a Trumbull

Surplus food

Surplus food WEDNESDAY Grace Lutheran Food Pantry, Grant and Walnut streets in East Palestine,


SUNDAY'S GAMES Toronto 103, Charlotte 92 Dallas 95, Denver 93 Milwaukee 101, New York 96


OHIO Friday 1/21 Night drawings: Pick 3, 8-8-4 Pick 4, 3-8-5-9 Rolling Cash 5, 5-10-22-23-24 Mega

Northeast crawls back to work

Massachusetts' snowfall hit 38 inches in some cities. DENNIS, Mass. (AP) -- Snowdrifts 6 feet high


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Super Bowl XXXIX, Feb. 6 Alltel Stadium-Jacksonville, Fla. New

Mills' 13 points lead Wilson to victory

YOUNGSTOWN -- Melissa Mills scored 13 points and Dapree Bloxson added 12, as Woodrow Wilson High


NORTHFIELD RESULTS MONDAY 1st-SmoknCoalburner(Miller)3.803.402.80 Keno Comet(R Miller)18.0011.40

Eagles lose Lewis; T.O. to test ankle

Philadelphia's starting tight end was injured in Sunday's NFC title game. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The

Orange get win No. 20

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Terrence Roberts' three-point play with 7.2 seconds left capped No. 4


AUSTRALIAN OPEN TODAY WOMEN'S QUARTERFINALS Maria Sharapova (4), Russia, def. Svetlana

Two tax abatements on council's agenda

The city also is providing a loan for one company. YOUNGSTOWN -- City lawmakers will look at tax

WHITE HOUSE Bush to seek $80 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan

COMBINED DISPATCHES The Bush administration plans to announce today it will request about $80

Fans love 'Gilmore' couple

Fans love 'Gilmore' couple LOS ANGELES -- Longtime fans of the WB series "Gilmore Girls" have

Trial over inmate abuse to begin as scheduled

Trial over inmate abuse to begin as scheduled YOUNGSTOWN -- Trial for Michael Budd, the former


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-3-7 Pick 4, 3-8-1-6 Rolling Cash 5: 2-3-4-6-26 Day

Driving, talking on cell don't mix and should be illegal

Opinion: Driving, talking on cell don't mix and should be illegal EDITOR: The issue of cell phone usage

Grove City topples W & amp;J

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Phil Bushre and J.D. Collar each scored 15 points to lead Grove City College to

Lawmakers seek rail plan

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Some state lawmakers want to create commuter rail service between Pittsburgh and

Westbrook signs deal with Indians

Right-hander agreed to two-year contract worth $7.5 million. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jake Westbrook

CRIME Teen tracked, caught, charged in robbery

The boy, who is on probation, hasn't been to school since Thanksgiving. YOUNGSTOWN -- Lorenzo


TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Brandon S.J.Y. Oliver, 20, 5131 Nathen Ave., Ashtabula, and

STYLE WATCH What's new in fashion

By MARIA BLACKBURN BALTIMORE SUN It's time to get to the stores and transform the stuff you got

"It's horrible here. The conditions are unbelievable. Some of our toughest people in four-wheel

Opinion: "It's horrible here. The conditions are unbelievable. Some of our toughest people in four-wheel

Strollo asks judge to vacate sentence

The former mob boss, sentenced a year ago, could be out by late summer 2008. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ex-mob

& lt;B & gt;BOGDAN, & lt;/B & gt;Dorothy V., 87, of Salem; calling

& lt;B & gt;BOGDAN, & lt;/B & gt;Dorothy V., 87, of Salem; calling hours Wednesday

POLITICS Tax filing for troops on legislative agenda

Troops in harm's way shouldn't have to worry about filing state taxes, Republicans say. COLUMBUS

GIRLS BASKETBALL Shot cures Nero's 'ailment'

Lowellville guard rebounded from slow start with pair of 3-pointers. BERLIN CENTER -- When

Court denies request to keep Fla. woman alive

The woman's husband and her parents disagreed on whether to keep her alive. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The

Two quakes cause panic

Experts said the quake near the Andamans was an aftershock of the 9.0 magnitude quake. JAKARTA,

Probe: Man shot, burned himself

WARREN -- Investigators confirmed Monday that a man found dead in a burning house shot himself in

NFL Burress, Bettis could be finished in Pittsburgh

Their future as Steelers is in doubt after Sunday's loss in AFC title game. PITTSBURGH (AP) --


FREE AGENT SIGNINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE ANAHEIM (4) -- Signed Steve Finley, of, Los Angeles, to a



Sharapova advances to semifinals

Wimbledon champ rallied for three-set win; Venus Williams eliminated. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --


NFL PLAYOFFS Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 St. Louis 27, Seattle 20 N.Y. Jets 20, San

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2005. There are 340 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2005. There are 340 days left in the year. On this date

GEORGE F. WILL Dem Party trying to find its future

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Having had their fill of post-election introspection, the 447 Democratic Party

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Relationship with 'Nate' doesn't have to get physical

Dear Annie: I just came back from my eighth-grade school trip. All of my friends were kissed, or

Commissioners should use former director as standard

Opinion: Mahoning County commissioners should not hesitate to reopen the application process for director of

CITY COUNCIL Officials to consider police and water pacts

All the pacts call for health insurance co-pays from employees. YOUNGSTOWN -- City council will