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CAL THOMAS Supreme Court reaffirms right to die

Opinion: On Monday, the same day that thousands marched in Washington in opposition to the Supreme Court's

MAHONING COUNTY Fire engulfs woman's home, possessions

The fire victim has lost her husband and home in less than a year. CANFIELD --The smell of smoke


Fitch: The Falcons could have one of their most competitive teams ever. They return two state

NOTEBOOK \ Australian Open

Instant replay? Count Lindsay Davenport among those who would prefer if tennis stayed away from


AUSTRALIAN OPEN WEDNESDAY Men's Quarterfinals Andy Roddick (2), United States, def. Nikolay

Blair: Do more, U.S.

Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac request rich nations to be more charitable. DAVOS, Switzerland (AP)

TRUMBULL COURT Paddling program was too severe, 11th-grader testifies

The defense lawyer made note that the program was voluntary. WARREN -- Richard Woolf says his


TRUMBULL COUNTY Budget hearings Trumbull County department heads and elected officials are being

TRUDY RUBIN Some Iraqis want U.S. to stay

Opinion: BAGHDAD -- As the Bush administration looks for an exit strategy from this beleaguered country, key

It's all about lifestyle choices

Opinion: Dallas Morning News: We've all read this message: Heart disease claims more American lives than any

SCHOOLS Struthers under fiscal watch because of lack of plan

The district hopes to overcome fiscal problems with passage of a levy in May. STRUTHERS -- The

Study: Health workers don't challenge colleagues' work

SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- Doctors, nurses and other health-care workers seldom

The Sources

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

MOVIE REVIEW Stephen King should be flattered by this one

Imaginary friend provides movie's hook. By ROGER MOORE KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Mustn't say

Man shoots himself after chase

BEAVER, Pa. -- State police are investigating officers who shot an East Palestine man in his car



MAC Reimold leads Bowling Green to win at CMU

ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- John Reimold scored 19 points and pulled down eight


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Boston2022.476--5-5W-214-66-

ZONING Mahoning panel sets changes

The commission also approved two housing developments. AUSTINTOWN -- The Mahoning County Planning

HOW THEY SEE IT Bombing could have saved lives


LOCKOUT | Impact

LOCKOUT | Impact No sale: The NHL's labor dispute has meant a long, hard winter for thousands of

HELOISE Ceramics-repair hint saved the day for kids

Dear Readers: Recently, when I was at the National Federation of Press Women's conference, I was


BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Clarion University Baseball has announced dates for its annual winter

Pact awarded for waterline project testing

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday awarded a $3,505 contract to test the ground


WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARIES CAVALIERS 114, GRIZZLIES 11 MEMPHIS (111) -- Battier 2-8 5-6 10, Swift 5-9

CRIME Suspect is arrested in thefts from cars

A West Side man is accused of taking items from three unlocked cars. YOUNGSTOWN -- Detective Mike


TODAY 9 a.m. (Golf) Golf: European PGA, Caltex Masters, first round (tape-delayed). 2 p.m.

COUNCIL City OKs contracts with police, others

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city has signed four three-year contracts with its unionized employees. The new

TRUMBULL COUNTY 911 chief: 2005 funding isn't enough

Gladis said he might have to admit the county can't afford the department. WARREN -- Trumbull

Ice Cube stars in family flick

The rapper displays his paternal side in 'Are We There Yet?' By CHRIS HEWITT KNIGHT RIDDER

Change-of-address form leads to identity theft charge

NESHANNOCK, Pa. -- A 42-year-old New Castle man faces identity theft charges as the result of a six-

Crane metal falls, kills two workers

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- A piece of the giant metal frame that once held shipbuilding cranes

WILDLIFE A real hare-raising story: Snowshoes make a return

Ohio's Snowbelt is the Florida of the snowshoe hare range. ROCK CREEK -- After being captured in

Attempted robbery at family restaurant

Attempted robbery at family restaurant YOUNGSTOWN -- Two brothers who stood outside their family

"I've never been given a three-week time frame to set up an election in my life."

Opinion: "I've never been given a three-week time frame to set up an election in my life." John Gattorn

TOP 25 MEN No. 2 Duke suffers first defeat

The Blue Devils went cold down the stretch in a home loss to Maryland. ASSOCIATED PRESS DURHAM,

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL Freshmen spark Canfield to win

Young lineup produces a 56-35 victory over Howland in the MAC. CANFIELD -- With three freshmen in

JUVENILE COURT BUDGET Judge: Money will help youth

The judge says money is needed to prevent children from committing crimes. YOUNGSTOWN -- The theme

NBA ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

Wizards 117, 76ers 107 WASHINGTON -- Gilbert Arenas scored 33 points, overcoming a career night

THE INC. Money-laundering charges levied against rap label head

Murder and intrigue are alleged in the label's past. NEW YORK (AP) -- The hip-hop label behind

PREP WRESTLING Wrestlers seek third EOWL crowns

Two Fitch athletes are among the favorites at the tournament. HUBBARD -- A pair of Austintown

CAVALIERS LeBron blocks out pain and Wizards

His ankle injury didn't prevent him from leading the Cavs to victory. CLEVELAND (AP) -- None of

Jeep worker shoots 3, kills self

TOLEDO (AP) -- An employee of a Jeep production plant wounded three workers with a double-barrel


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st-ChinnyChinChin(KashJr)25.4011.406.40 Pine Drive Ceasar(C

PRESIDENTS' ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Grove City hits several marks

Coach Steve Lamie won his 100th game. GROVE CITY -- The scoreboard read "Grove City 65, Thiel 50,"

No appeal set in marijuana case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has decided not to appeal a judge's decision throwing out

IRAQ Deadliest day since war began

An Al-Qaida group is warning people to stay away from the polls. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S.

Calling all entries for our Oscar Poll

Calling all entries for our Oscar Poll k NOW THAT the nominees for this year's Academy Awards have

CITY GOVERNMENT Struthers sounds alarm about cuts

STRUTHERS -- City council warned Wednesday of cuts in virtually every department -- police, fire,

OHIO STATE Buckeyes extend misery for Penn St.

The loss at Ohio State was the Nittany Lions' 27th straight Big Ten road defeat. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Sports store sales hit ice during hockey lockout

Bars in hockey towns see fewer customers. DENVER (AP) -- Inside a tiny sports apparel store in the

PREP BASKETBALL Defense rules in key SVC clash

Warren Harding turned back Ursuline 49-36 at Gund Arena. CLEVELAND -- In a battle for the top spot

Judge refuses leniency, sentences woman to 3 years for burglary

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tamera E. Dotson, facing sentencing on a burglary charge, asked a Mahoning County


CITY COUNCIL Other matters Youngstown City Council also handled these matters Wednesday:


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


POLICE CALLS A summary of recent crime activity in Girard and Liberty: GIRARD Jan. 24


GIRLS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA Poland 43, Struthers 30 Canfield 56, Howland 35 Salem

& lt;B & gt;BRYANT, & lt;/B & gt;Erdine A., 67, of Warren; calling

& lt;B & gt;BRYANT, & lt;/B & gt;Erdine A., 67, of Warren; calling hours Friday

AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

MEN Bethany 86, Waynesburg 61 BETHANY, W. Va. -- Mike Drahos scored 10 points, including the

ANNIE'S MAILBOX Startled reaction doesn't always imply racism

Dear Annie: As a faithful reader of your column, I'm hoping you can help me get the word out about

BOARDMAN -- Dreams really do come true. At least that's what Kyle Wright, an 8-year-old second-

BOARDMAN -- Dreams really do come true. At least that's what Kyle Wright, an 8-year-old second-

'Foreigner' at Oakland

'Foreigner' at Oakland YOUNGSTOWN -- A band of veteran local actors will take the stage in "The

2 trains derailed by SUV on tracks; 10 killed, 180 hurt; driver arrested

The collision is the nation's deadliest train accident in six years. GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A

Syphilis rise due to cycle

A report says increases are a natural part of the disease. ASSOCIATED PRESS A recent rise in


MAHONING COUNTY Real estate transfers Cari L. Marks to Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Ameritas,


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 7-2-3 Pick 4, 5-5-0-8 Rolling Cash 3-17-25-32-39 Super

RENOVATION Mentor company to lead Kinsman House project

WARREN -- The city's board of control has awarded the contract for Kinsman House exterior

WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

No. 6 Notre Dame 72, St. John's 65 SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Crystal Erwin had 14 points and 10 rebounds

Juvenile diabetics receive new advice

Study finds smoking cessation and blood pressure reduction may help juvenile diabetics. ASSOCIATED


PGA BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC La Quinta, Calif. Wednesday First Round Robert Damron31-33

MERCURY POLLUTION0 Activists target chlorine factories in East, South

Guidelines place limits on the amount of mercury that power plants can release. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Warren police officer sues state prison inmate

WARREN -- A city police officer and State Farm insurance are seeking to recoup $100,000 from a state


Insurgents: U.S. forces killed or captured about 15,000 suspected militants in Iraq last year, the

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wolverines pull away from Thiel

Abby Moose scored 15 points for Grove City. GROVE CITY -- For the first 16 minutes of Wednesday

HORIZON LEAGUE YSU men are 3-16, lose to Loyola

Quin Humphrey scored 20 points in the Penguins' 71-50 loss. CHICAGO -- Youngstown State sophomore

AUSTRALIAN OPEN Serena defeats Sharapova in 3

Serena Williams is in the women's final on Saturday. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams

Influential architect dies at 98

The Cleveland native designed the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. NEW YORK (AP) --

MOVIE REVIEW These 'aliens' live here on Earth

Take a three-dimensional ride with James Cameron. By CHRISTY LEMIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS James

MUSIC Toothpick at The Cellar

Young artist hopes to 'super size' his career with song for popular documentary. YOUNGSTOWN --

Stocks gain second day

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks managed to extend their gains into a second session Wednesday as a bright

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION Girard residents get pros, cons on sites

GIRARD -- About 60 residents attended the board of education's third public forum Wednesday

CITY DISTRICT Small schools help students prepare for college, job market

More than 70 Youngstown students are enrolled in The Early College at Youngstown State University.

Senate approves Rice as secretary of state

The Gonzales nomination for attorney general moves to the Senate. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON --

GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Concern over aluminum in antiperspirant

Q. I have read that antiperspirants could be dangerous because the aluminum they contain can be

HOW HE SEES IT Terrorism: 9/11 just the beginning

Opinion: By KEVIN HORRIGAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH The Atlantic is a monthly magazine with a circulation

Poland girls top Struthers in MAC contest

POLAND -- Alex Rokicki scored 21 points, as Poland High took control of the game in the middle


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BIG TEN ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

Wisconsin-Milwaukee 73, Purdue 68 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ed McCants scored 11 of his 15 points in

HORIZON LEAGUE Wright State gets 28 from Wood in win

ASSOCIATED PRESS DAYTON -- DaShaun Wood scored 28 points Wednesday night, including a pair of

COURTS Woman sentenced for cafe robbery

A woman was sentenced for forging more than $30,000 worth of checks. MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon woman

SUPER BOWL Eagles' T.O. not ready to follow doctor's orders

The team trainer said Terrell Owens will do all he can to play. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Terrell Owens


YSU Academic honors INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State University volleyball player Abby

The team's young core is bolstered by Kevin Millwood and other veterans.

The team's young core is bolstered by Kevin Millwood and other veterans. LIBERTY -- There are


LOCAL Imaging center accredited AUSTINTOWN -- Austintown Imaging Center, located in Forum Health

Knockoff artists and buyers are ripping off designers

Opinion: Knockoff artists and buyers are ripping off designers EDITOR: I am writing in response to an


Candles, prayers mark a month since tsunami GALLE, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lankans lighted candles and

Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2005. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2005. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date


MEN'S BASEKTBALL TOP 25 FARED WEDNESDAY 1. Illinois (20-0) did not play. Next: vs. Minnesota,