Wedding bells forCruise and Holmes
kACTOR Tom Cruise said he and girlfriend Katie Holmes are engaged, after he popped the question early Friday atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
A better outlookfor Trumbull transit
kAN INCREASE in fares and federal funding is expected to enable the Niles-Trumbull Transit System to operate in the black this year.
kFIVE COMPANIES submitted bids to be the general contractor for Austintown's new middle school. The apparent low bidder came in at $10.19 million.
U.S. agency honorsValley businessman
jTOM SHELLEY, owner and operator of the multimillion-dollar business Universal Percussion in Columbiana, has been named Ohio's 2005 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Bishops OK extension
kTHE NATION'S Roman Catholic bishops agreed Friday to a five-year extension on their unprecedented policy of permanently barring sexually abusive clergy from church work.
Putting belief first
kAMERICANS are far more likely to consider religion central to their lives than people in nine countries that are close U.S. allies, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.
U.S. Open leaders
k DEFENDING U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen is among three tied for the lead after two rounds.
Model TV father
kJOHN SCHNEIDER is a current television example of good parenting as Jonathan Kent, the Earth father of Krypton-born Clark Kent -- who will become Superman -- on the WB Network series "Smallville."