kTHE MAHONING VALLEY Scrappers shut out the Lowell Spinners 8-0 Monday afternoon, and they did it despite making five errors.
Blondie turns 75
kIT'S HARD to believe it's been almost 75 years since ditzy flapper Blondie Boopadoop fell for bumbling Dagwood Bumstead in a love match made in the funny papers.
Potter sales blitz
k"HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series, sold about 9 million copies in Britain and the United States in its first 24 hours.
South Side slaying
kA GROUP of unidentified assailants shot into a crowd outside a South Side social club early Monday, killing an 18-year-old man and injuring a woman. The homicide victim is Youngstown's 17th of 2005.
$1M bond set inpolice-chase case
jBOND IS $1 MILLION for Kimberly A. Kalasky, who is accused of commandeering a cruiser and leading police on a high-speed chase.
kTHE NATIONAL RIFLE Association said Monday it is pulling its 2007 national convention out of Columbus because of the city's ban on assault weapons.
China: next Detroit?
kAUTO MANUFACTURERS in China are gearing up for expansion overseas, having seen sales of their compact cars soar in China at a time of slowing growth for bigger automakers.