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Texas hits a low note

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Here it is, the new definition of gender, coming to you oh-so-straight from


Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield City and Austintown:

Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield City and Austintown: CANFIELD July 4 Fake: A


Police look for clues in gas station robbery

AUSTINTOWN -- Police are investigating the robbery of a Mahoning Avenue gas station over the


Scrappers can't hold late lead

NILES -- Michael Holliman had three hits and scored two runs as the Oneonta Tigers posted a come-


Anger steps up to the plate

Rangers' ace Kenny Rogers is at the All-Star game despite a recent tantrum. DALLAS (AP) -- The


Burglar takes time to dine in home of victim

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 45-year-old Youngstown man was arrested Sunday after police found him eating dinner


OTTERBEIN College launches degree inquiry

Otterbein may have given credit through a previously suspect teaching company. WESTERVILLE, Ohio


TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT Speeder deterrence is program's No. 1 goal

The program, which started last month, runs through August. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF


Paris mayor: Tony Blair 'crossed the line'

Bid cities are not permitted to criticize each other, IOC rules state. PARIS (AP) -- Paris mayor


True test now begins for rested cyclists

After a day off Monday, the 175 riders head for mountains. GRENOBLE, France (AP) -- For Lance


HOW HE SEES IT In Britain, a stiff, if weary, upper lip

Opinion: By EDWARD LUCAS SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST LONDON -- "Something's happened in the city,"


Officer shoots bank robbery suspect dead

COLUMBUS (AP) -- An officer shot and killed a man he tried to arrest Monday in a bank robbery after


Man kills self; injures woman

GIRARD -- Police are investigating an attempted murder/suicide that took place this weekend on Lewis


Today is Tuesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2005. There are 172 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2005. There are 172 days left in the year. On this date


Artest promises to play smarter

After being suspended, the veteran says he's ready to put the team first. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ron


COMMUNITY Fire at Ethiopian Orthodox church unites parish

The aid of nearby churches has offset some of the burden of losing their church. COLUMBUS (AP) --


School district plans to poll residents

CHAMPION -- Township residents later this month will get a call from Champion Local Schools seeking


OHIO NASA, high school students collaborate on experiments

The samples have been in space since 2001. CLEVELAND (AP) -- NASA researchers and their high


HURRICANE Dennis diminishes its strength in Florida, Alabama

Despite fearsome weather in the Caribbean, Dennis proved to be not so strong. PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP)


TRAFFIC CONTROL Red light camera use moves to city council

Traffic enforcement companies are making their pitches to city council. WARREN -- City council


IRAQ 14 insurgents, 10 Iraqi soldiers killed

Around 60 people were killed in Sunday's violence that included ambushes and suicide attacks.


Mink sweeps Livi for Class B crown

Astro Falcons finished second in the Mantle Tournament. STRUTHERS -- Before Game 3 of the Class B


Mantle story set for HBO

The definitive documentary of the Yankees legend will debut Wednesday at 9 p.m. DALLAS (AP) -- In


Hospital labeled epilepsy center

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Ohio Department of Health's Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps has


Pathologist pushes need for new handling facility

Special ventilation and conditions are needed for decomposing remains. WARREN -- Trumbull County's


Valley volunteer travels to help

WARREN -- Kathy Miller, a volunteer with the Trumbull County American Red Cross, traveled Monday to


& lt;B & gt;ALFRED, & lt;/B & gt;Russell L., 79, of Warren; calling

& lt;B & gt;ALFRED, & lt;/B & gt;Russell L., 79, of Warren; calling hours today


Teen sensation Wie stumbles down stretch at APL's day one

Michelle Wie finished with a 6-over 76 after a series of bad shots on the back nine. LEBANON (AP)


TERRORIST BOMBINGS Death toll hits 52; experts ID first victims

The city's mayor refuses to let terrorists change London's way of life. LONDON (AP) -- Police


Dade-Guesman ceremony set in Canfield church

XAnnouncement of the engagement and coming marriage of Caroline Marie Dade and Jaymes Robert


SEATTLE Three die in rock slide

The group of six was climbing in North Cascades National Park in Washington. SEATTLE (AP) -- Rock


EAST SIDE SHOOTOUT 2 testify against suspects

A defense attorney said one of the shooting suspects likely will be released. By KANTELE FRANKO


Hospitals seek meal exemption

WARREN -- State Rep. Randy Law of Warren, R-64th, is supporting two Warren hospitals' continued


HELOISE Courtesy checks: identity thief's dream come true

Dear Heloise: In your column in the Hutchinson (Kan.) News, I read some good uses for return-address


Pan Am Departure delayed

The airline had a rough weekend start in New York. VIENNA -- Pan Am's service counter opened


LAPD Toddler killed in shootout

The Los Angeles Police Department defends its actions. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A toddler girl was shot


Champion trustees approve retirement of firefighter

By MARY POFF VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT CHAMPION -- Champion trustees approved the retirement of


PAULY SHORE Comic looks to shed C-list status

TBS is offering a $1 check for viewers who don't laugh at the first episode of Shore's new show.


TECHNOLOGY Comcast to provide faster Internet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Comcast Corp. plans to increase the speed of its residential high-speed


TRUMBULL COUNTY Sales tax likely to balance payroll

The coroner's office is asking for an additional $181,775. WARREN -- When the new county sales tax


LIBERTY FIRE DEPARTMENT Site recommended for new station

Township officials will try to find grants to help pay for the new station. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


LOCAL RACING RESULTS

LOCAL RACING RESULTS TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY SUPER SPRINTS (20 Laps): 1.Jody Keegan, 2. Bob Felmlee,


CONSTRUCTION Trustees award contract for resurfacing

An agreement for sidewalk improvement also was approved. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


Browns tickets will go on sale Saturday

CLEVELAND -- Tickets for Cleveland Browns home games for the 2005 season will go on sale Saturday at


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Youngstown Babe Ruth (ages 14-15) Line Drive 6, Astro Falcons 2 -- Jon Tatarka pitched


White House declines to comment on Rove, leak

Many Democrats have called for the administration to fire the presidential adviser. WASHINGTON


GIRARD POLICE Full-time detective post gets the ax by new chief

The decision is one of the first changes the new chief has made. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


2 Pa. Marines die in Iraq insurgent fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two Marines from western Pennsylvania were killed during fighting in an insurgent


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Victim's ID still sought by Youngstown police

Victim's ID still sought by Youngstown police YOUNGSTOWN -- Investigators continue to search for


Boardman couple announce late summer wedding

XBOARDMAN -- Katie Bees and Christopher Solvesky, 132 Ewing Road, are announcing their engagement


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage applications Douglas Westfall, 48, of 356 Stanley Road, Akron, and


It's off to the races for the first day of Trumbull Fair

By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF BAZETTA -- Bright sun, a dry, dusty track and 90-degree


Result value is on the rise

The BCS wants to eliminate preseason polls. NEW YORK (AP) -- The Bowl Championship Series has


Western Ohio teachers select mid-August date

XBOTKINS -- Richard and Reba Withrow, 18914 Metz Road, are announcing the engagement and coming


PROFILE | John Leguizamo Actor to make his Spanish debut

The Colombian-born Leguizamo is starring in a new film titled 'Cronicas.' By LUIS ALONSO LUGO


Woman leaves 3-year-old unattended in car

BOARDMAN -- A 50-year-old Youngstown woman was charged with misdemeanor endangering children,


Downtown renewal plan to be presented

This would be the third public forum about the downtown effort. HUBBARD -- Urban Design Center of


TRANSPORTATION I-680 off-ramp set to be built near turnpike

Traffic backups on the freeway pose a safety hazard, officials say. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


ROSE ANNOYS FOSSE

Rose annoys Fosse The more Ray Fosse hears what Pete Rose says about the 1970 All-Star Game, the


The Old Course has changed

Five holes have been altered adding 164 yards to St. Andrews. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- The


HOW HE SEES IT Pentagon's theory on war keeps evolving

Opinion: By MARTIN SCHRAM SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Once it was one of those Pentagon plans that Senate


HEALTH Study links cellular phones to car crashes

Drivers with phones are four times more likely to crash than those without. WASHINGTON (AP) --


Aid to Palestinian Authority, Africa deserves recognition

Opinion: It was a stunning contrast of good and evil. As the leaders of the eight richest nations in the


hBonfires rage in Ireland

hBonfires rage in Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Two gun attacks in Belfast left one man


LOWELLVILLE Council settles battle over health care plan

Council would also like to attract development to the west end of the village. LOWELLVILLE --


AREA

AREA Head honored as player of week NILES -- Mahoning Valley Scrappers first baseman Stephen


VALLEY FLOODING Disaster relief aid total near $7 million

The May 2004 storms hit Mahoning County especially hard. The federal government has provided


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Couple must learn to debate politics respectfully

Dear Annie: I am dating a very nice guy whose politics are completely opposite mine. We've gotten


TRUMBULL COUNTY Fair schedule

What's on tap today at the annual Trumbull County Fair. Noon to 5 p.m.: Rides open 12:30 p.m.:


REUNIONS

XA two-day 60th reunion event is planned for Austintown Fitch High School Class of 1945. A tour of


COMMUNITY Canfield among list of top 100 places to live

Six Ohio communities were finalists that made the top 100. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF


Miss Ohio to appear at Noon in the Park

WARREN -- Miss Ohio Marlia Fontaine will make an appearance at Noon in the Park from noon to 1 p.m.


YOUNGSTOWN City and county discuss health issues

The two health district boards had their first-ever joint meeting Monday. YOUNGSTOWN -- The city


MAHONING COUNTY New Middletown, Springfield Twp. to consider a joint fire department

One council member wondered who would benefit more from combined fire services. NEW MIDDLETOWN --


OHIO Mayor's courts taking on fewer cases

The constitutionality of such courts have been in question. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Mayor's courts in


Bettis, Mark Fields among awards winners

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carolina linebacker Mark Fields and Pittsburgh running back Jerome Bettis are among


STATE PARKS Officials enforce ban on firewood

One piece of infested wood can kill thousands of ash trees. OREGON, Ohio (AP) -- A new front line


ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Mexico's '06 election: Return of dinosaurs?

Opinion: What irony! Five years after Mexican President Vicente Fox became the first opposition leader to win


Mannion-Borman wedding to be held in Columbus

XJim and Kathy Mannion, 4050 40th St., Nitro, W.Va., and Gary and Becky Borman, 2926 Haus Blvd.,


Rose's words puzzle Fosse

Thirty-five years ago, the Reds wildcat crashed into the Indians catcher. By JOHN SHEA SAN


Tigers defeat the Scrappers 5-2

Tigers defeat the Scrappers 5-2 kTHE MAHONING VALLEY Scrappers lost to the Oneonta Tigers 5-2


BILL TAMMEUS There is holiness in the written word

Opinion: GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Pete Hamill, a quintessential New Yorker who has written 18 books and thousands


Music studios switch venues

Studios are looking to cut overhead without cutting out services. By JIM ABBOTT KNIGHT RIDDER


HOW HE SEES IT High Court needs more politicians

Opinion: By NORMAN ORNSTEIN WASHINGTON POST The resignation of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor means more


VIRGINIA Small theater launches big talent, aims for the heart

This out-of-the-way stage spawned the careers of some well-known actors. ABINGDON, Va. (AP) --


New faces dot lineups for 2005 All-Star game

The Red Sox and Cardinals dominate the starting lineups. DETROIT (AP) -- Derrek Lee knows the All-


STANDINGS

STANDINGS New York-Penn League Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Jamestown (Marlins)129.571--