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HOW HE SEES IT Lack of balance doesn't prove bigotry

Opinion: By DAVID GELERNTER LOS ANGELES TIMES Two news topics show why Democratic positions often strike


YSU Swimming & amp; diving YOUNGSTOWN -- Kelly Reese of Canfield and Amanda Zhelesnik of

President's climate action

Opinion: Washington Post: "I've always said it's a serious long-term issue," said President Bush last week,

With strong cast and direction, prequel engrosses and electrifies

This Batman and his real-world story are believable, but some scenes are too scary for young kids.

August wedding set for Miss Sheely, David Orensten

XNORTH JACKSON -- Walter M. and Terri L. Sheely of North Jackson announce the engagement and coming

School code shouldn't trump parental decisions on dress

Opinion: School code shouldn't trump parental decisions on dress EDITOR: I am a freshman student at

MAHONING PLAZA West Side merchants, organizations seek sales, security

The area will host a sidewalk sale Saturday. YOUNGSTOWN -- Councilwoman Carol Rimedio-Righetti,

LOCAL BOXING 19 Tri-County titles decided in K.O. Drugs

Mooney's Miranda Spottleson and Struthers' Stephanie Sahli won female titles. COLUMBIANA --

LAWRENCE COUNTY Candidate for sheriff files petitions to seek recount

The challenge could delay certification of other races. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA '05 graduate is the first woman to win award

Lisa Hohman also won a scholarship from Treasured Moments Video and DVD. By MONICA BOND


OHIO Friday 6/17 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Rolling Cash 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball,

Kenneth Zapko Jr., Miss Nazarian to wed in California

XAUSTINTOWN -- Kenneth Sr. and Karen Zapko, 103 Chadwick Lane, are announcing the engagement of


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 5-8-0 Pick 4, 7-8-6-3 Rolling Cash 5: 1-14-23-26-36 Day

Fly Old Glory today

Fly Old Glory today k TODAY is Flag Day, a day on which Americans are encouraged to fly the U.S.

Jennifer Polish, fianc & eacute; planning August wedding

XAUSTINTOWN -- Announcement is being made by James and Debra Polish, 88 Rosemont Ave., of the

STATE Officials pleased with local funding

LGF for Mahoning County government is about $6 million. YOUNGSTOWN -- Two Mahoning County

ELECTIONS Printing of absentee ballots returns to Mahoning County

A Dayton company printed the absentee ballots for the May primary. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

MAHONING VALLEY EMPLOYMENT Teenagers toil to locate summer jobs

Word of mouth is often the way for a teen to get a job, a job analyst said. By JOSH ECHT

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PHILANTHROPY Americans increase their charitable giving

Gifts to human services organizations decreased for a third consecutive year. NEW YORK (AP) --

Costanzo enters pleas of innocent

The attorney pleaded innocent to the charges. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Ms. Meier-Treleven engaged to marry Mr. McDonagh

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Jennifer Meier-Treleven and Michael McDonagh, both of 1805 Atoka Road, are announcing

Trustees give green light to road resurface project

Money will be also spent to improve two recycling drop-off areas. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Nicole and William Ruggles, 1951 Old Farm Trail,

Jackson free Verdict clears the pop star of all 10 charges

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Wanly blowing kisses of gratitude to his screaming fans, Michael Jackson

MAHONING COUNTY Court date set for YSU open records case

The magistrate denied the temporary restraining order. YOUNGSTOWN -- A hearing for a preliminary

Lakeview school board fills superintendent, principal positions

A middle school principal has not been named. CORTLAND -- A new superintendent and a new principal

CRIME Mother pleads innocent to child endangering charges

The woman caused a scene inside the store, police said. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Canfield woman who police

Newly released video reveals Saddam looking rundown

The last time he was seen on video was July 2004. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The tribunal that will put

SAFETY Meeting planned for parking restriction vote

A decision to ban or limit parking on 160 streets is tentatively expected July 6. By DENISE DICK

CLASS B LEAGUE Rondinelli's third inning rally leads to 7-1 victory

R & amp;J Trucking defeated Youngstown Express, 12-2. STRUTHERS -- Rondinelli's scored six

New executive director hired

CORTLAND -- The Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District hired Mike Wilson, interim

AUSTINTOWN School board discusses insurance switch

This was the first board meeting for new Superintendent Douglas Heuer. AUSTINTOWN -- Although some

VILLAGE COUNCIL Police crew to acquire new guns

Confiscated weapons will be traded to defray the cost for the department. NEW MIDDLETOWN -- New

ON AREA DIAMONDS \ Youth baseball and softball

BASEBALL B.B. Rooners (independent) 19 & amp; under finished 5-1 in the Troy (Ohio) Memorial

Georgia couple to exchange vows in Youngstown

XBOARDMAN -- Announcing the engagement of Tammy Evans and Warren Craig Page, both of 5137 Roswell

MEDICAL ERROR 4,000 unclean surgical mix-ups

Instruments at two hospitals were 'cleaned' in an oily fluid rather than soap. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jeffrey M. Levkulich, 29, of 4845 Erie St., Boardman, and

ARUBA Two men released in Holloway search

The girl's mother believes they are uninvolved in her daughter's disappearance. ORANJESTAD, Aruba



ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Don't lose sleep over number of Hispanics

Opinion: The only thing history will likely remember from last week's assembly of the Organization of

'DANCING WITH THE STARS' Show waltzes in with good ratings

The ABC hit is based on a British series' concept. By MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ LOS ANGELES TIMES


OTHER ISSUES Before high court Other cases before the Supreme Court on Monday: Drug patents:

CAMPBELL SCHOOLS Talks enter second round

The school board will interview candidates for superintendent June 28-29. CAMPBELL -- Four of the

Petition to recall mayor continues for one allegation

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A recall petition drive against Mayor James E. West over a gay sex scandal

HOW HE SEES IT Waitress keeps Old Glory in good repair in honor of our nation

Opinion: By LEWIS W. DIUGUID KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS When most people look up at the Perkins Restaurant

HEALTH A million Americans now living with HIV

Rather than cutting the number of AIDS victims in half, the number has risen. ATLANTA (AP) -- The


BASKETBALL Howland High Boys Basketball Camp will be held June 20-24 for grades 4-through-9.

JCC EVENT Solomon Classic set at Squaw Creek CC

VIENNA -- The 2005 Jewish Community Center Suzi Solomon Golf & amp; Tennis Classic is set for

PREP ALL-STARS Metro Athletic Conference

The MAC softball all-stars second team was inadvertently omitted in Sunday's editions. Following is

hSenate issues apology for lynching of blacks

hSenate issues apology for lynching of blacks WASHINGTON -- The Senate acknowledged Monday its own

Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag

4 young men arraigned

4 young men arraigned YOUNGSTOWN -- Four drug-trafficking defendants were arraigned Monday in

Bonwick-Straley wedding is set for midsummer

XAnnouncement of the engagement of Melinda Bonwick, 580 Lincoln St., Struthers, to Robert Straley,

Prosecutors get a warning about race factor in juries

One black murder suspect in Texas had a jury with only one black member. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The


INNERCITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE Grease Monkeys 14-13, ACC Club 13-12 VFW Post 93 21, Grease Monkeys 9

Justice Department lawyers let their case go up in smoke

Opinion: It's scarily reminiscent of the old "Saturday Night Live" skit in which Emily Litella realizes that

HELOISE Collection of eyeglasses can help out others

Dear Heloise: I was prompted to write to you concerning the collection of eyeglasses for those

Football must wait

YOUNGSTOWN -- At last, someone directly involved with the city's next grand sports experiment admits