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'MR. & amp; MRS. SMITH' | Review Pitt, Jolie movie mirrors real-life marriage woes

The dark flick has a delicious dinner-table tension. By ROGER MOORE KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

PUBLIC SERVICES 1-mill police, fire levies to be on ballot

The levies will be used to purchase new equipment and pay operational costs. NEW SPRINGFIELD -

2 investigations result in seizure of 128 marijuana plants, 3 arrests

BOARDMAN -- Township police narcotics investigators arrested three people and seized more than 120

GIRARD SCHOOLS Community suggestions sought for new building

The district must pass a levy on Aug. 2 or lose settlement money. GIRARD -- School officials are


UNDERLCASS (GRADES 9-10) Female Lightweights: Chelsea Esenwein vs. Miranda Spottleson (Mooney)

This is an event that takes New York City by storm. But this year, it has come to Cleveland as well:

This is an event that takes New York City by storm. But this year, it has come to Cleveland as well:

TWINS STUDY Orgasm linked to genetics

The researchers mailed questionnaires to 3,654 pairs of female twins ages 19 to 83. LOS ANGELES

TRUMBULL COUNTY Groups' hope: to cruise to cure for arthritis

Arthritis hospitalizes more than 500,000 people each year in the United States. By MONICA BOND

TRUDY RUBIN EU vote a reality check for Europe

Opinion: The best explanation for why French and Dutch voters nixed a new European constitution was put

COUNCIL Officials dismiss sole bid for plaza

New Castle council members will re-advertise for bids on the project. By VIRGINIA ROSS

TRUMBULL COUNTY Fair officials announce upgrades, new events

More deputies will keep watch for gate crashers. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

No time to party

Opinion: The Republican, Springfield, Mass.: The landmark 1996 welfare reform act requiring almost all

EMERGENCY SERVICES County officials meeting with 911 system expert

By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF HOWLAND -- A representative of a Florida consulting

2 praised by YSU for public service

A department chair and an ex-Mahoning County official were honored. By DAVID SKOLNICK

RESTAURANTS East Side Belleria Pizza moving to Wick Avenue

Construction could start as early as this month. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Today is Thursday, June 9, the 160th day of 2005. There are 205 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, June 9, the 160th day of 2005. There are 205 days left in the year. On this date

TRUMBULL COUNTY Sheriff: Cause trouble, expect to be arrested

Not enough room in the jail? Tents in the parking lot may be an option, the sheriff said. WARREN

RESURFACING PROJECTS Transfer paves way for fix-ups

Several improvement projects are scheduled to wrap up this year. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF

BASEBALL DRAFT Later picks all in the family

Picks near the end were of sons of players and managers past and present. NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose

TRUMBULL COUNTY Man seeks to intervene in lawsuit

The man is seeking the statue's return and $200,000 in damages. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

TRUMBULL COMMISSIONERS County to financially help tourism take off

The revenue for the tourism board will come from lodging taxes. WARREN -- Trumbull County

CANFIELD Tapes to be retained while lawsuit is pending

The clerk and a trustee said the township didn't plan to destroy the records. By DENISE DICK

Milton Twp. police undergo staff changes

LAKE MILTON -- A few changes have taken place in Milton Township's police department, including the

Student charged

Student charged CANFIELD -- A 19-year-old student at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center


BASEBALL National League FavoriteOddsUnderdog NY METS7-8Houston Interleague League SAN

BOXING 28 bouts scheduled for finals of Tri-County K.O. Drugs event

COLUMBIANA -- The finals of the Tri-County K.O. Drugs boxing tournament are set for Friday night at

HELOISE Citrus rids microwave of odors

Dear Heloise: I work in a school counselor's office and have made life unbearable for my co-workers.

HEALTH CARE Bipartisan bill would protect those injured during recreation

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland has introduced legislation that he says will protect millions

CITY SCHOOLS Society, contest help celebrate educator's legacy

Two East Middle School pupils won the first McGuffey essay contest. By AMBER HYLAND VINDICATOR


TUESDAY'S GAMES National League N.Y. Mets 3, Houston 1 Interleague Seattle 4, Florida 3

'Into the West'

'Into the West' kTNT NETWORK'S dramatic saga of the American West debuts Friday. The series,

NCAA TRACK AND FIELD Texas sophomore has a busy but productive day in rain

Marshevet Hooker competed in four events. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Marshevet Hooker had a long

ON AREA DIAMONDS \ Youth baseball

Tri T Colt (15-17s) Austintown Sweeney Chevrolet 5, Struthers Davidson Becker 1 -- Jake Volsko and

COURT Judge sentences man to 3 years in prison for cocaine trafficking

YOUNGSTOWN -- Melvin Johnson Sr.'s prolonged drug addiction has caused him to return to prison.


XRobb and Christie Skruck of Seven Hills announce the birth of their second child, a son, Cooper


COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Docket entries Thomas J. Booher vs. Youngstown Cycle Supply Inc.,


ROAD WORK Struthers street projects Bids will soon be accepted on several capital improvements


TODAY 9:30 a.m. (GC) Golf: KLM Open. 1:30 p.m. (GC) Golf: LaSalle Bank Open. 3 p.m. (FSN Ohio)


NBA PLAYOFFS NBA FINALS (Best-of-7) Today Detroit at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Sunday Detroit



CAL THOMAS Threat from China is on the rise

Opinion: America's understandable preoccupation with terrorism and Iraq may have obscured the gathering

SANDLOT ROUNDUP Roth rallies with 10 runs

Roth Brothers came from behind in the seventh inning with stellar hitting. STRUTHERS -- Roth


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 9-7-6 Pick 4, 5-3-3-4 Rolling Cash 5, 7-16-17-21-29 Super

TIM GIAGO Indian tribes laying claim to closed bases

Opinion: I wonder if the good citizens of Clovis, N.M., and Rapid City, S.D., would like a little cheese with


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Helmsman Delight (Irvine)8.803.803.00 Carleys Candee (W

FOOTBALL Mooney, Canfield camps will boast many big names

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is among those helping his alma mater. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT Two

YSU Professor to research writing of merchants

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Youngstown State University assistant professor of history leaves for Italy next

Now that Gonzales has won the medical marijuana fight, what is he going to do?

Opinion: Legal scholars will be able to spend years dissecting the 31 page opinion of the Supreme Court of

JANE EISNER Legalese, semantics aren't 'facts of life'

Opinion: The president wants us to think of ourselves as "former embryos." That phrase was on the T-shirts


LOCAL Phantoms camp BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley Phantoms will hold their second and final

The Sources

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

Polka Fest this weekend

Polka Fest this weekend GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE -- The Northeast Ohio Polka Fest at Geneva-on-the-Lake

WORLD CUP U.S. routs Panama in qualifier

The Americans are 4-1 and have games coming up against weak opponents. PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) --