Fly Old Glory today
k TODAY is Flag Day, a day on which Americans are encouraged to fly the U.S. flag. President Truman signed an Act of Congress on Aug. 3, 1949, that designated June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. A Valley Girl Scout troop held a flag retirement ceremony Monday.
Ground is brokenfor St. E's hospital
k THE PRESIDENT of Humility of Mary Health Partners says construction of a new hospital in Boardman is one sign of the revival of the Youngstown-Warren area. Groundbreaking for the $77 million St. Elizabeth Health Center took place Monday.
kA LAKEVIEW HIGH School Class of 2005 graduate is the first woman to win the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference competition.
A grim milestonefor HIV in the U.S.
k MORE THAN 1 million Americans are believed to be living with the virus that causes AIDS, the government says in a report that reflects both a victory and a failure at combating the disease.
The Dark Knightreturns to cinema
kCHRISTIAN BALE makes a terrific Batman, ferocious in costume and roiling with conflict when out of it, a reviewer writes. "Batman Begins" opens nationwide Wednesday.
Jitters in Janesville
k GENERAL MOTORS' plans to close plants and cut 25,000 jobs over the next three years has Janesville, Wis., a blue-collar city of 62,000, on edge. The plant is GM's oldest in the United States.
Making a tough sell
k VINDICATOR sports columnist Tom Williams says it's refreshing that officials of the Youngstown SteelHounds seem to recognize that selling ice hockey to a Mahoning Valley audience won't be easy.
K AN AUTHOR OF A NEW TEXTBOOK EXPLORES THE TONIC PROPERTIES OF HERBS AND SPICES WHILE ALSO GIVING READERS DELECTABLE REcipes.