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The Vindicator/Eric Wright

The Vindicator/Eric Wright Korea veterans recall armistice Harry Ponikvar, above, of Poland and


XPaul and April Centric of Hillard are announcing the birth of their twin daughters, Ava Rose and


CRIME TV PAYS The successful fall 2000 premiere of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" launched an

HUMANE SOCIETY Director asks city to help pay for security cameras

The city hopes the county will help pay for the cameras. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR

MARQUEE AWARDS Youngstown Playhouse leads in nominations

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Area Community Theatre Awards has announced nominations for the Second

1932 ouster won veterans' benefits today


Scrappers go 0-for-2

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- Eight hits divided into 14 innings equaled no

NATURALIZATION 11 Valley residents take the oath of allegiance as new U.S. citizens

A judge told the new citizens that actively participating in government is important. YOUNGSTOWN

Islamics Fatwa issue planned

This fatwa is more anti-extremist than the one that followed Sept. 11. CHICAGO TRIBUNE CHICAGO

Surplus food

Surplus food Antioch Baptist Church, 110 Funston St., Youngstown, 10 a.m., Friday. Bring container


JILLIAN SHANE JAMES TREHARN XLAS VEGAS -- The Bellagio Chapel was the setting at 6 p.m. June 20

Santorum leaves 2008 presidential bid a possibility

The senator said it would take 'a strange set of circumstances' for him to run for president.

This is a night for a foot-stomping good time, whether you're headed to Cleveland or Pittsburgh --

This is a night for a foot-stomping good time, whether you're headed to Cleveland or Pittsburgh --

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Erin and Roger Watkins, 133 N. Navarre Ave., Austintown,

HOW HE SEES IT Greenspan interference threatens housing boom

Opinion: By WAYNE MADSEN KNIGHT-RIDDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- In red-hot housing markets, hard-working

Austintown woman pleads guilty to theft

The school employee has no prior criminal record. YOUNGSTOWN -- For the second time in nine

COURT Lawsuit vs. Strollo set for trial

Strollo has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jury selection is slated to begin

Union rejects Vindicator offer; replacement process to begin

Union leadership did not recommend approval of the contract offer. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS YOUNGSTOWN


WEDNESDAY'S SCORES BRACKET 4 North Shore Rebels 3, Tri State Thunder 0 BRACKET 5 Montgomery

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'Jerk' could learn from 'Bill & amp; Ted' release

'The Jerk' pales in comparison with the three-disc featured-loaded 'Bill & amp; Ted.' By JEN

Man, 50, accused of menacing with gun

WARREN -- A 50-year-old Warren man was arrested after being accused of aggravating menacing earlier

Hootie & amp; the Blowfish endure without hype

Though their buzz has faded, they continue to enjoy and perform the music. By JOHN BENSON


LINDSAY MOYER MATTHEW HAWKINS XYOUNGSTOWN -- A reception was held June 25 at Stambaugh Auditorium

GM's Midgley transfers to Michigan tech center

The new plant manager has previous experience at Lordstown. LORDSTOWN -- General Motors Lordstown

City, corrections group buy sidewalk cleaner

The city and the CCA split the cost of the machine. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

IF YOU GO Bassmaster Classic

What: CITGO Bassmaster Classic History: The CITGO Bassmaster Classic is the world championship of

Former cop, accomplice sentenced for fraud

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former police officer and another man were sentenced Wednesday after pleading

HELOISE Choose mattress for make-ability, comfort

Dear Heloise: Last year, we bought a big-name mattress plus the box spring. I've hated it ever


These 11 people took the oath of allegiance to the United States as new citizens at naturalization

Gladis fired after 8 years as 911 chief

Commissioner Dan Polivka paused briefly before voting for Gladis' termination. WARREN -- It took

AUSTINTOWN Middle school set to go up for public auction Aug. 29

If the starting bid isn't received, the district can sell the property outright. By DENISE DICK

TOTAL WASTE LOGISTICS Melfi hires consultant, pushing landfill issue

The mayor also wants to retain an environmental attorney. GIRARD -- Mayor James Melfi has taken


ALLYSON ROSSETTI MICHAEL ZOCCALI XCANFIELD -- St. Michael Church was the setting at 1 p.m. June 25

GRAEDONS | The People's Herbal Pharmacy Old remedies stop nail fungus, nosebleeds

Q. I have suffered for years with a fungal growth under my big toenail and would like to get rid of


DAILY EVENTS Amusement rides Antique farm machinery Arts and crafts Bee display

Additions, new pricing ensure fun at Columbiana County Fair

The tractor pulls and demolition derbies likely will highlight the week. By KANTELE FRANKO

3rd annual Swingin' Car Cruise drives into Sharon on Saturday

SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon City Center will be home to the third annual Swingin' Car Cruise from 10 a.m.

Youngstown man is shot on East Boston Avenue

Youngstown man is shot on East Boston Avenue YOUNGSTOWN -- A 29-year-old East Boston Avenue man

PENGUINS UPDATE | Youngstown State athletics

TRACK AND FIELD Carly Youlton will be one of 75 Canadian track and field athletes to compete in

Theocracy threatens to displace democracy in Iraq

Opinion: Unless things change over the next couple of weeks, it appears American men and women in Iraq are


JESSICA BODINE BRIAN HALLQUIST XSTRUTHERS -- Jessica Lynn Bodine and Brian Lee Hallquist were

The coverup continues

Opinion: The coverup continues Los Angeles Times: Scandals metastasize. That is the pattern since

hIn India, monsoon hits, leaving at least 200 dead

hIn India, monsoon hits, leaving at least 200 dead BOMBAY, India -- Chunnezhath Babu and his wife

BERRY BONANZA Pick your own

Interested in picking your own blueberries? For operating hours and directions, call Ellsworth

HOW HE SEES IT Religious freedom case will test Roberts

Opinion: By WILLIAM McKENZIE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Partisans on both sides are trying to divine John

Cameras to catch speeders switched on

Thirteen signs will warn motorists that the devices are in use. GIRARD -- Some city motorists may


LORA LYONS NICHOLAS DEMETRIOS XBOARDMAN -- Making their home in Austintown after a honeymoon at

ENVIRONMENT Wetlands may be sold in preservation plan

Both of the nature properties are owned by Trumbull County. WARREN -- Two pieces of Trumbull

Heacock's future in question

In less than two weeks the Youngstown State football team will begin fall practice in preparation

Networks' criminal record

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS A new wave of police procedurals hit the air this month, including TNT's

MOVIES 'Stealth' one obvious, unconcealed atrocity against cinema

Hopefully, 'Stealth' will eventually disappear from the radar, never to return. By ROGER MOORE

Romantic comedy plays up silliness of the genre with must-see results

Leads Diane Lane and John Cusack undersell the material and come off as likable. By CHRIS HEWITT

Boys soccer teams to be part of tournament

STRUTHERS -- Twenty-four high school boys soccer teams will take part in the second James J. Simon,

Bucs fall

Bucs fall Juan Encarnacion and Damion Easley homered and rookie Jason Vargas earned his first

Springfield resident challenges EMS editorial EDITOR:

Opinion: Springfield resident challenges EMS editorial EDITOR: I am writing in response to the editorial

MILITARY MEDALS Selling the Purple Heart upsets some who served

For less than $20, anyone can own one of the top military awards by going online. SALT LAKE

Tribe loses in 10

Tribe loses in 10 k CLEVELAND'S Grady Sizemore, above, smacked a solo home run in the eighth

Rhythm 'n' blueberries: In the groove of picking

Blueberries have enjoyed a surge in popularity because of their health qualities. ELLSWORTH

Today is Thursday, July 28, the 209th day of 2005. There are 156 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, July 28, the 209th day of 2005. There are 156 days left in the year. On this date

Band to play in Mercer

Band to play in Mercer MERCER -- The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will appear in Mercer

SCHEDULE Simon soccer tournament

SATURDAY 8 a.m.: West Branch vs. Mathews, upper field; Salem vs. Ottawa Glandorf, lower field;


MAHONING COUNTY Docket entries State vs. Jon Scott Bloyer, judicial release granted and balance

Hagan, Williams spar over downtown arena

Jay Williams said the Democratic nominee's statements are ignorant. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

NEXTEL CUP Schedule & amp; standings

Feb. 20 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jeff Gordon) Feb. 27 -- Auto Club 500, Fontana, Calif.

'Without a Trace' helps find two siblings

ZAP2IT.COM Two years ago, "Without a Trace's star, Anthony LaPaglia says. "We put up a real

Nonprofit fund to announce medical center for soldiers

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund works to ease the plight of the war wounded. SCRIPPS HOWARD With

Crime raids fall lineup

By MANUEL MENDOZA KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Crime TV is on the rise. The police procedural

Officials revise plan for busing

No elementary pupils would be bused with high school students under the latest plan. By DENISE


KRISTA BADER THOMAS SAPP XYOUNGSTOWN -- Krista Lynne Bader and Thomas Andrew Sapp, both of 3411

The Sources

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

Fire sparks at business; lightning likely cause

CANFIELD -- Lightning is the apparent cause of a fire that damaged a Starr's Center Drive business

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BWC SCANDAL Aide adds to belief in lawsuit, Dann says

The governor's chief policy adviser was questioned for more than two hours. By JEFF ORTEGA

ON THE TRACKS | This weekend's events

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES Wallace Family Tribute 250 Madison, Ill. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying (Speed

CAL THOMAS Budget spending review needed

Opinion: The Bush administration is rejoicing in what it says is a dramatic drop in the federal deficit, from