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Woman killed, two firefighters are injured in apartment fire

COLUMBUS (AP) -- A child playing with a lighter started an apartment fire that killed his aunt and

State loan program helps Niles with maintenance, utility costs

The district loses $180,000 a year because of faulty equipment and leaky roofs, the superintendent

Antonini's remarks annoy Jay Williams

The candidate says the Democratic chairwoman's comments offend his Democratic supporters. By DAVID

COLLEGE AID DeBartolo event funds to provide scholarships

The foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships. BOARDMAN -- More than $125,000 was

Students hack into system; upgrade to cost $500,000

The high school seniors were sentenced to house arrest and community service. MASSILLON, Ohio (AP)

Sharon to host race for charity on July 16

HARTFORD -- Sharon Speedway will hold a Browns/Steelers race night to raise money for charity on

JFS director honored by selection

Zachariah, who starts his job Tuesday, will oversee a staff of more than 300. YOUNGSTOWN -- John

DELPHI Letter seeks support for application

An additional 135 acres also would be within the foreign trade zone. WARREN -- Trumbull County is

Catholic Collegiate officers inducted

CANFIELD -- Catholic Collegiate Association installed new officers and awarded scholarships at its

East High tradition endures

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the East High School Alumni Association

Dercoli honored, new officers intalled at annual dinner for Struthers Rotary

BOARDMAN -- Struthers Rotary held its annual President's Dinner June 27 at the Holiday Inn to honor

hLined up in Mexico City for controversial stamps

hLined up in Mexico City for controversial stamps MEXICO CITY -- Hundreds of people lined up at

Mayor resists moving Girard's 911 services

The new chief is 'dead set against' moving the city's dispatching services. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Girl, 9, sues over alleged sexual assaults

CANTON (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl has sued a suburban school district and a teenage boy over repeated

Junior's slump roars into Fla.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. once dominated at Daytona. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.

HOW HE SEES IT Justice Thomas' record truly disturbing

Opinion: By BRIAN GILMORE KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas never ceases

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The following people were indicted by the grand jury: Patrice Bryant, 33, Ohio Avenue Northwest,

Relay for Life raises more than $1 million

WARREN -- Relay for Live events in Trumbull County this year raised $1,019,000 to help fund the

MAHONING, SHENANGO VALLEYS 14,000 no longer call region 'home'

More than half of the area's population loss came from Mahoning County. By DAVID SKOLNICK

MICHAEL J. LACIVITA It was Grandpa's thought that counted

Opinion: Over the years I have written articles about my grandson Michael Krieger and his Little League and

Today is Saturday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2005. There are 182 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Saturday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2005. There are 182 days left in the year. On this date

Partnership to provide benefit information

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Department of Insurance's Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program and


ATHLETIC GROUPS XMcDonald Baseball Association will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday in the senior citizens

Bigger, better building for Rite Aid

The store is moving across Glenwood Avenue. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN --

District Eight auxiliary elects officers

AURORA -- Nomination and election of officers were held when District Eight VFW Auxiliary held a

WRTA Agreement with Sharon addresses FTA funding

Board members discussed buying the Salvation Army building downtown. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Western

DISCOVERY NASA sets July 13 date for blastoff

This will be the first launch since Columbia exploded in 2003. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS CAPE

Sorenstam wins after 21 holes

Her 30-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole beat Tina Barrett. GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) -- Annika

Terminal Tower celebrates 75th year

The tower has been a staple of downtown Cleveland through many changes. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The

Happy 200th: Columbiana takes a step back in time

The celebration took two years to plan. COLUMBIANA -- The city turned back the clock Friday

CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SteelHounds' first player signed

The coach said that contract offers have been made to six other players. AUSTINTOWN -- The

SCHOOLS Board members discuss several personnel shifts

The district will have a new boiler and two new buses in the coming year. CANFIELD -- School board


KRISTIN BIRCH MICHAEL FOX XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- Making their home at 28 Ward Ave., after a honeymoon

Commissioners work to help preserve historic documents

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners agreed to pay $44,900 Thursday for equipment that will


Quote/unquote "I had a less-than-bright childhood. My mom abandoned me and my four brothers when I

Judge to decide zoning issue on adult party home

Zoning ordinance compliance is the issue, the township's lawyer says. WARREN -- Hartford

Legal downloading is here to stay

While the ruling affects many companies, music downloading has a future. By TIMOTHY McNULTY


MARCY MUSGUIRE EDWARD MELANSON XNEW SPRINGFIELD -- Living in Columbiana after honeymooning in

AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball

Tri-T Colt (ages 15-17) Austintown Sweeney Chevrolet 11, Crestview 6 -- Alex Morales had two hits

Michelle Matun Michael Garbera

MICHELLE MATUN MICHAEL GARBERA XYOUNGSTOWN -- St. Christine Church was the setting at 2 p.m. May

Campbell City Fest to entertain and amaze

CAMPBELL -- The 12th annual Campbell City Fest will be July 8-10 at Roosevelt Park. There will be

SHARON SPEEDWAY Kemenah captures 40-lap All-Star sprint feature race

V-8 Modified, Late Model driver Alan Dellinger won the Pure Stock division in Sonny Wisler Jr.'s car

Olympic gymnasts pause competition to pursue degrees

The Hamm brothers may still attempt to qualify for the 2008 competition. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --

Girard signs pact for traffic cameras

Signs will be posted at all entrances to the city alerting motorists to video cameras. By PEGGY

Charges dropped in alleged eBay theft ring

Prosecutors will spend time gathering evidence for a felony indictment. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Bigowsky becomes chief, signals change

The new chief plans to wear a uniform and be in the community as much as possible. By PEGGY

Body found floating near Perkins Park

The safety-service director said it was difficult to figure out the male's age. By MONICA BOND

Will Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement unite or divide?

Opinion: In 1999, then-Gov. George W. Bush told an interviewer that he "showed the people of Texas that I'm a

Brown's situation still unclear as Pistons wait

Doctors couldn't give him a definite timetable for his problems. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

ROAD CLOSINGS Culvert replacements

The Mahoning County Engineer's Office will close some roads over the new few days for culvert

AAA manager: Gas prices won't drop this summer

No matter how much gas costs, people want to see the ocean. BOARDMAN -- Have you been putting off


WNBA Friday's game Monarchs 80, Shock 63 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- In a game that featured five

No one hurt after grain elevator explodes

TOLEDO (AP) -- An explosion at a grain elevator near downtown started a large fire Friday with

Molly Blair Jason Szari

MOLLY BLAIR JASON SZARI XAUSTINTOWN -- The exchange of nuptial vows took place at 3 p.m. May 28 as

No skew found in election

The Department of Justice found no discrimination in vote machine distribution. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Gloomy thoughts this Fourth of July

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- I am sorry to report that one's attitudes toward summer, not to speak of toward the

Judge tweaks sentence of cocaine trafficker

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County judge modified the sentence of a woman convicted of drug trafficking

BASEBALL Rangers awaiting ruling on Rogers

His camera-stomping tirade could draw a hefty suspension. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS ARLINGTON,


Activities for bicentennial BOARDMAN -- A community picnic, part of the township's bicentennial

MUSIC Will Michael sell Beatles songs?

McCartney has shown interest in buying the songs. By DAVID HINCKLEY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS While

14-7 victory gives team 14-7 record

One team got five runs with only one hit in the opening frame. STRUTHERS -- Travis McCartney

History held hostage

Los Angeles Times: The chances that the president-elect of Iran would thaw relations with the

Fumes overwhelm troopers rescuing pair

MANSFIELD (AP) -- Two state troopers were overcome by gas fumes Thursday while rescuing victims from

Funding a place for fun

Funds are still needed to complete the second phase of the project. By AMBER HYLAND VINDICATOR

Renee Farcas Dominic Perry

RENEE FARCAS DOMINIC PERRY XGIRARD -- Renee Farcas of Columbus, a daughter of Cornelius and Lydia

Rogers draws big penalty

The Rangers starter was suspended for 20 games and fined $50,000 by MLB. SEATTLE (AP) -- Texas

3 men detained not yet charged in disappearance

Formal charges are expected Monday. ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- Aruba's chief government spokesman

Roller coaster safety expert dies after suffering head injury in fall

Brown helped redesign a ride at Cedar Point. SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Brown, a national

Oh no, no 'o' at Eastwood

Mahoning Valley fell to 2-5 at home after the 6-3 loss to Auburn. NILES -- Four Auburn pitchers

New law to require safer amusement ride wiring

The law was created because of the negligent electrocution of an 8-year-old. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A

Cause of barn fire remains under investigation

The farmer believes someone is targeting animal facilities. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Outdoor movie theater begins today

The nonprofit organization will show movies Friday or Saturday nights until the end of summer. By


GETTING IT RIGHT The vehicle sales chart that ran in Thursday's Vindicator should have listed

State surplus will go toward welfare, disaster relief, schools

COLUMBUS (AP) -- The state ended the budget year an extra $44 million in the black due to higher-


Who: Auburn (5-6) vs. Scrappers (5-6) When: 7 p.m. Where: Eastwood Field Radio: WNIO-AM 1390


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Matthew H. Miller, 25, of 2264 Woodridge Court, Austintown,

BALTIMORE Indians stay hot, topple Orioles

Cleveland completed the month of June with a 17-10 record. BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians

Pilot of plane hospitalized after crash during takeoff

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- A single-engine plane crashed during takeoff on Friday, barely missing

Plant fire deepens misery of millions

Cause of the fire is unknown, but some say the water plant was deliberately attacked. BAGHDAD,

Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2005. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada

Opinion: Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2005. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada

Sarah Gubany Michael Kurka

SARAH GUBANY MICHAEL KURKA XYOUNGSTOWN -- The wedding of Sarah Ann Gubany and Michael Joseph

ELECTIONS Tofil goes off ballot over signature snafu

This is the second mayoral candidate to have nominating petition problems. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Armstrong is in it to win it

The famoud cycling race starts today and could be Armstrong's seventh win. CHALLANS, France (AP)


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East Side shootout kills man, injures 5

An 18-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to the back. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Judge denies robber's request for probation

The crime took place on the city's West Side. YOUNGSTOWN -- Chris Thompson admitted his robbery of

BONNIE ERBE Rice wimps out regarding the Saudi royals

Opinion: That tough-talkin', spike-heeled, Bush-buddy, veiled personality of a secretary of state of ours is

Jennifer Sullivan Bryon Kolat

JENNIFER SULLIVAN BRYON KOLAT XBOARDMAN -- Jamaica was the honeymoon destination of Bryon Kolat

Jessica Hiznay Daniel Pfeifer

JESSICA HIZNAY DANIEL PFEIFER XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- A reception was held at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman

Sweet win for Venus

Sweet win for Venus k VENUS WILLIAMS earned the sweetest victory yet in her career revival,

IRAQ sJune took heavy toll on troops

It was among the worst months for casualties as the insurgency stepped up. KNIGHT RIDDER

Taft: Tax plan to create jobs, help workers

A state senator from Youngstown said many state fees are increasing. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR

New York to host 'King Kong' premiere

New York to host 'King Kong' premiere WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New York will host the world

Streck pioneering use of metal wood in PGA

Ron Streck proved his skill with a 9-under 62 on the Commerce Bank Tour. EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) --

Report questions amount base closings will save

The Pentagon said it would save $50 billion over 20 years based on the cuts. SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS

Pirates pick up Duke from Indianapolis

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of highly touted pitching prospect

Toddler drowns after falling into pond

KALIDA, Ohio (AP) -- An 18-month-old girl walked away from her house, fell into an ornamental fish

Some new faces may earn a call

Tough choices must be made in compiling each team's 32-player roster. ASSOCIATED PRESS Imagine

Szallai-Beck wedding plans set for summer

XThe engagement and coming marriage of Jennifer Szallai, 510 E. Broadway, Girard, and Michael Beck,

Bush's Iraq speech falls short on key issue about the future

Opinion: With all the partisan bickering over President Bush's comments Tuesday night that suggested a link

HELOISE Pets and humans need regular dental care

Dear Heloise: Just a reminder to pet owners that pets need dental care, too. I worked as a

Warren awards contract for Elm Road demolition

The district will also save money on workers' compensation premiums. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR


A grand jury indicted Steven J. Karsnak 39, of West Middlesex, Pa., on a charge of escape. Karsnak

Movies opening next week

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS "Fantastic Four": Courtesy of Marvel comics, The Thing, Mr. Fantastic,

Grammy winning singer is dead at 54

Grammy winning singer is dead at 54 The emphatic crooner was one of the most famous R & amp;B

Vinda Culp William Radcliffe

VINDA CULP WILLIAM RADCLIFFE XORANGEVILLE -- Orangeville United Methodist Church was the setting

Evangela Perantinides Theoharis Hazimihalis



OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 9-6-1 Pick 4, 1-0-1-3 Rolling Cash 5, 6-18-22-29-38 Day

Brooke Shields rejects Cruise's point of view

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooke Shields took aim at Tom Cruise's "Today" show diatribe against

Schools save $500,000 through initiatives

POLAND -- In the village schools, it has paid off to be energy-conscious. District Superintendent

HOW HE SEES IT Graham: A believer in religion, not politics

Opinion: By DAVID C. STEINMETZ THE ORLANDO SENTINEL For most of his public career Billy Graham has been


POPULATION Mahoning and Shenango valleys The U.S. Cenus Bureau released estimated July 1, 2004,

Cell phones put out Ohio pay phones

Independent operators face higher rates in Ohio than in other states.. DAYTON (AP) -- Pay

Checking sandbox toys for dangerous creepy crawlies

Dear Heloise: I have learned so much worthwhile information from your column and, like most people,

POLITICS Latell cited for missing campaign finance info

No fines were levied against the former state legislator. COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Elections

Allison Quinlan, fianc & eacute; set nuptials for September

XWARREN -- Announcement is being made by Bill and Bobbie Quinlan, 1360 Bittersweet Drive, of the

To save money, district to rehire some retirees

Employees will be guaranteed two one-year contracts in the same position. By DENISE DICK

CRIME Man imprisoned for series of 2004 burglaries

The man pleaded guilty to burglary charges. MERCER, Pa. -- A local man was sentenced to a prison

CLASS AA ROUNDUP Metros gain 2-0 victory over Buds

Champion rolled past Predator in Warren AA League action, 12-4. YOUNGSTOWN -- John Hay scattered

Woman accused of using baby's diaper to hide pot

She was trying to bring marijuana to her jailed fiance. MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- A woman caught

Prison sentence ends for Pa. woman in theft case

Rebecca Price repaid most of what she had stolen. HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- An inmate who asked to

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Coping with mother's death, father's remarriage

Dear Annie: My mother passed away last December, after an illness that lasted several years. My

Scotland native to be retried in death of girl

Prosecutors want to retry Kenneth Richey, who was convicted of murder. TOLEDO (AP) -- A Scotland

Woods shoots 66, but still six behind

Chris Couch holds the second round lead at the Western Open. LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- After a dismal

Villaraigosa sworn in as new mayor of LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Antonio Villaraigosa formally took the oath of office Friday as the city's 41st

Federer rolls past Hewitt to advance to men's final

He'll meet either Andy Roddick or Thomas Johansson in Sunday's title match. WIMBLEDON, England

HOW HE SEES IT China's bid for Unocal stirs protectionist fury

Opinion: By SEBASTIAN MALLABY WASHINGTON POST Some people fear the economic threat from China. Others

Stabbing reported

Stabbing reported BOARDMAN -- An Akron man said he was stabbed as he walked through the lot of a

Council votes on Salem fire district

The fire department has an annual budget of $1.3 million. SALEM -- A new fire district approved

Weekly quiz:

Weekly quiz: Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: x-A K 9 5 3 u-A 10 4 v-K 9 w-K 9 7 The bidding


By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER SHARON, Pa. -- Hundreds of families gathered along the

Outgoing Rotary president honored

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- Elayne M.S. Klovis-Bozick, outgoing president, was honored and a new slate of

The Vindicator

The Vindicator BACK IN TIME: In keeping with the town's bicentennial celebration, Columbiana

MOVIES No sugarcoating for 'Layer Cake'

The grim and gritty movie is a no-holds-barred ride through the underworld. By PHIL VILLARREAL


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Family time now priority for pioneer

Justice O'Connor's retirement was kept a surprise, even from her son. WASHINGTON (AP) -- When

INTERNET PIRACY Agents arrest 4 in movie, software selling schemes

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department seized hundreds of computers and

TRUDY RUBIN Bush talks of hope for unstable Iraq

Opinion: BAGHDAD -- It's hard to juxtapose President Bush's Tuesday speech on Iraq with the realities on the

Fantastic facts

By ANDREW A. SMITH SCRIPPS HOWARD When "Fantastic Four," the movie, premieres July 8, it will be

Davenport finally wins, faces Venus in Wimbledon finale

After an fierce match that was delayed two days by rain, Davenport advances. KNIGHT RIDDER


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Thome ailing: Wagner wailing

Philadelphia's first baseman has pain in his right elbow. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jim Thome is

Trumbull County

TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Ryan C. Mansfield, 25, of 3244 Deer Trail B., Cortland, and