Tribe loses in 10
k CLEVELAND'S Grady Sizemore, above, smacked a solo home run in the eighth inning Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to give the Tribe a win against the Oakland Athletics. The Indians lost 5-4 in 10 innings.
k BEING SICK with a cold is nothing to sneeze at, but new research finds that taking the popular herbal remedy echinacea does nothing to treat or prevent it.
Update on shuttle
k NASA said Wednesday that the mysterious object that came flying off the shuttle Discovery's fuel tank during liftoff was a sizable chunk of foam insulation -- the very thing that doomed Columbia.
Austintown schoolwill be up for grabs
k AUSTINTOWN Middle School will go on the auction block later this month.
It's fair time again
k THE COLUMBIANA County Fair begins Monday. Find out what's in store for the annual event.
DreamWorks linkswith McDonald's
k MCDONALD'S CORP. said Wednesday it has signed a two-year, nonexclusive deal to promote DreamWorks Animation SKG films beginning with the release of "Shrek 3" in 2007.
For TV, crime pays
k CRIME is on the rise -- at least on television. When the fall TV season begins, look for a full slate of crime dramas.