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MOLLY SULLIVAN ALEX BILCHAK XYOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Timothy O'Neill solemnized the marriage of


NONFICTION 'The Edge of Maine' Novelist and biographer Geoffrey Wolff has spent many of his

Jason Ameen, fianc & eacute;e to wed in mid-August

XHUBBARD -- Announcement is being made by Ronald and Marianne Ameen, 425 Fifth Ave., of the

Sales taxes to even out next month

The state's sales tax increase is slated to go away. WARREN -- The Ohio Department of Taxation is

CLASS B LEAGUE Livi Steel wins with sixth-inning rally

Hayden Johnson starred in Rondinelli's 8-1 victory over Dave Sugar. STRUTHERS -- Livi Steel


CARE Tips for upkeep Cohen Furniture has been in business in northern Illinois since 1879. Its

Crash investigation

Crash investigation MESOPOTAMIA -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car


ELLEN FILDES LANCE YODER XCLEVELAND -- The marriage of Ellen Fildes and Lance Yoder, both of 2576


AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball Tri-T Pony (ages 13-14) Poland Funny Farm 16, Canfield Bernard

Shrinking man

Shrinking man kA YEAR AGO, his weight was killing him. Now, a Nebraska man is more than 500 pounds


LINDSAY SELL JOSIAH CORRIGAN XBOARDMAN -- St. James Meeting House in Boardman Park was the setting


June 20 FISH & amp; GAME CLUB OF VIENNA554 - 4468 LOWELLVILLE ROD & amp; GUN CLUB551 -

Bike trail benefit tour for parks' Greenway

The park district has no paid employees to maintain the Greenway trail. CHAMPION -- Bring the

PIRATES Cards launch 5 home runs

St. Louis has won 13 out of 14 recent games against Pittsburgh. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Pirate

Bookie Almasy deserves sentence handed down

Opinion: In reading recently that admitted sports bookmaker Kevin Almasy was attempting to renege on his plea


AMY LONG SHAWN BREWER XYOUNGSTOWN -- Shawn Brewer and his bride, the former Amy Long, honeymooned

Governor of Hawaii signs pet trust law

Twenty states already have pet trust laws in place. HONOLULU (AP) -- The audience was eager for

Pair's Web site tackles politics

The two met while visiting family in New Castle. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

Students, teachers dish up literary treat: 'Choffin Soup'

The book showcases the literary and artistic talents of city students. By L. CROW VINDICATOR

Big inning keys Yo. Metros, 8-0

YOUNGSTOWN -- Thirteen batters went to the plate in the fifth inning as Youngstown Metros scored all

Picking perfect presents

WASHINGTON POST Prospective brides and grooms want the basics, apparently. At Crate & amp;

Earnhardt's slump has touched all in the family

Changing drivers most likely isn't an option for this team. LOS ANGELES TIMES SONOMA, Calif. --

IN THE CUP! Area Holes in One

David Tyburski of Hubbard aced the No. 5 hole at Tamer Win Golf Course in Cortland. He used an

MEN'S GARDEN CLUB Former Disney horticulturist speaker at celebration

YOUNGSTOWN -- Katy Moss Warner, president of the American Horticultural Society of America and chief


OHIO Friday 6/24 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Rolling Cash 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball,

Themed dinners will benefit Ashtabula Arts Center

ASHTABULA -- The Women's Service League of Ashtabula County Inc. is sponsoring a series of themed

Results confirm second case

Despite the two cases in the United States, the beef supply is safe, an official says. WASHINGTON

'Run of the Mill' race offers fun for anyone

Age brackets range from 12 and younger to 40 and older for the mile race. McDONALD -- The Fourth

Lucia Cardarelli Justin Bastin

LUCIA CARDARELLI JUSTIN BASTIN XHUBBARD -- Justin Bastin and his bride, the former Lucia

AUTO RACING Poland native tries for record

Mike Mavrigian owns and operates Birchwood Auto Group in Creston. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR

Cortland Optimist post Warren AA win

WARREN -- Bob Boxler fired a two-hitter as Bazetta-Cortland Optimist posted a 5-1 victory over Lone

YSU Trustees reduce tuition increase

The revision amounts to $2.1 million. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN --


BIRTHS Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Dawn Jones and Dwayne Moody, 827 E. Avondale,

Jeb Bush goes too far by meddling in Schiavo case

Opinion: Jeb Bush goes too far by meddling in Schiavo case EDITOR: Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida should


POLICE CALLS A summary of recent police activity in Hubbard: HUBBARD June 16 Arrest: A Hager

Golf outing scheduled in August

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Symphony Guild will host its golf outing, "Come Play Fore the

Year Deficit

Opinion: Year Deficit (in billions) 2004 $162 2003 124 2002 103 2001 83 2000 83

Honoring John Cox

Honoring John Cox POLAND -- Friends of John Cox, a former Boardman Township trustee and ex-deputy

Dominic Modarelli selects Indiana Tech

Mooney High graduate Curtis Ingram has transferred to Edinboro. Dominic Modarelli, a three-year

Two sides to every scientific discovery, it seems

The study found problems. LOS ANGELES TIMES First, fish oil was credited with reducing the risk

Finding humor in the aging process

From failing eyesight to failing marriages, thickening waistlines to thinning hair, middle age may


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st--Lavish Lillie(Harper) Penne(J Dailey)3.202.80

APPEALS Court rethinks men's sentences

The three men will not be released, but their sentences will be shortened. YOUNGSTOWN -- An

"Citizen Kane." 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. July 6.

"Citizen Kane." 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. July 6. "The Magnificent Ambersons." 7 p.m. July 3

Hardline mayor wins presidency

The mayor of Tehran got nearly 62 percent of the vote. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The hardline Tehran

BASKETBALL Wildcats bring end to season with win over Pros

STRUTHERS -- Those who like offense saw plenty of it Friday in the final game of the Mahoning Valley


OHIO Night drawings: Mega Millions:14-43-44-50-56 Mega Ball: 7 Pick 3, 3-2-6 Pick 4,

Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2005. There are 189 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2005. There are 189 days left in the year. On this date

Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following: Monday,

Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following: Monday,

Billy Graham crusade

Billy Graham crusade h THE REV. BILLY GRAHAM received a standing ovation from a crowd of 60,000 at

50th anniversary celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Amatore

XHUBBARD -- A private dinner was held June 11 at Alberini's Restaurant in Niles to celebrate the


YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY This year's Summer Reading Program "Dragons, Dreams &

Several elected officials not set to endorse a candidate

Only two Democratic council members endorse Sen. Robert Hagan. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Eight races are scheduled over as many days.

Eight races are scheduled over as many days. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER HARTFORD

Kendra Mitchell, fianc & eacute; planning Jamaican wedding

XBOARDMAN -- Announcement is being made by Alan and Sandra Mitchell, 107 Stoney Creek Court, of the

'God fixed it': Salem girl, 5, amazes her doctors and family

Support has helped the Enlow family cope with their daughter's rare heart anomaly. By KATIE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE New social worker brings experience to police force

Once a victim takes the first step, the social service system offers support. By PATRICIA MEADE

Wedding plans set for Miss Fellows, Timothy Schrode

XRod and Gail Fellows, 11185 Beard Road, New Springfield, and Dave and Lisa Lucas, 175 Beechwood

DALE McFEATTERS Saddam works toward Doritos defense

Opinion: Ever since Saddam Hussein was found hiding under the hovel where he lived in conditions only

Racers beat the heat as well as the competition

Fifty-two cars were entered in this year's derby. YOUNGSTOWN -- Two "veteran" sisters won a

GARDEN PARTY Fund-raiser planned at Mill Creek

YOUNGSTOWN -- Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will have a garden party, "Flights of Fancy," at

COMMUNITY THEATER Group will honor area's top performers

Actors and others will be honored at a community wide awards banquet. YOUNGSTOWN -- The second

'NO TAINT OF COMPROMISE' An enriching look at political crisis over slavery

The author taught history at Youngstown State University. Looking back on his narrow re-election

MAD COW DISEASE Results confirm second case

Despite the two cases in the United States, the beef supply is safe, an official says. WASHINGTON

HELOISE A few ferret facts before it becomes the family pet

Dear Heloise: I am a ferret owner in Minneapolis. My mom cut out your ferret article for me, and I

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Way Station welcomes Chernobyl kids

The Columbiana-based organization allows children affected by the 1986 disaster to receive free

HOW HE SEES IT Mainliners can learn from evangelicals

Opinion: By WILLIAM McKENZIE DALLAS MORNING NEWS My Scottish Presbyterian spine stiffened when a friend

China's bid for Unocal isn't its first use of U.S. dollars, and it won't be its last

Opinion: It should come as no surprise that China's state-owned oil company is making a bid to buy Unocal

Orphaned birds often public misconception

WARREN -- Since the publication of a story last week in The Vindicator about increased numbers of

RICH CENTER FOR AUTISM Poland mayor serves as advocate

Ruth Wilkes helps by applying for grants and going to events to attract interest in the facility.

No injuries as plant explosion lights St. Louis

All the employees were evacuated safely. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A blaze at an industrial plant sent

Fragrant new rose breed named after Liv Tyler

Fragrant new rose breed named after Liv Tyler Could there be anything more important than an

Mount Battie: Located in Camden Hills State Park; (207) 236-3109. Road to the summit is located on U.S. Route 1, north of Camden.

Mount Battie: Located in Camden Hills State Park; (207) 236-3109. Road to the summit is located on

Tribute for Orson Welles

A retrospective of his films and career is being presented starting July 2. By MILAN PAURICH

h'Shameless Shortcuts' gives easy time savers

h'Shameless Shortcuts' gives easy time savers You can take the easy way out, thanks to "Shameless


MEN Argus (Dogwood) -- Low gross: Tom Couche Jr. 35, Bill Boros 39, Dennis Hawkins, Glen McClain,

A whale of a good time found in the Northeast

A whale of a good time found in the Northeast NEW YORK -- Chicago had "Cows on Parade," San

& lt;B & gt;Baechly & lt;/B & gt;, Helen Jeanne, 83 of Youngstown;

& lt;B & gt;Baechly & lt;/B & gt;, Helen Jeanne, 83 of Youngstown; calling hours

Remove the 'rage' from garage

Don't hold onto items you might need but probably won't, an expert says. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

BLOOD DRIVES The week of June 26-July2

MONDAY St. James Catholic Church, 50 Rosemont Road, North Jackson, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. TUESDAY

Firefighters festival set this week

McDONALD -- The traditional annual McDonald Village Volunteer Firemen's Festival will be from

& lt;B & gt;CONN, & lt;/B & gt;Jason E., 33, of Youngstown; no

& lt;B & gt;CONN, & lt;/B & gt;Jason E., 33, of Youngstown; no calling hours;

Unfamiliar objects may be a mystery without research

Collectors often find objects from the past that are unfamiliar today. Without the proper name to

TRUMBULL COUNTY Hospitals seeking exemption

Trumbull Memorial and St. Joseph hospitals have been partnered with Mobile Meals for 35 years.

CONSTRUCTION New Harding High School to keep connection to past

Actual construction will begin in spring 2006, with an opening slated for fall 2008. WARREN -- The

CAL THOMAS Moyers just as biased as those he attacks

Opinion: A battle is raging between Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,

FURNITURE Leather, woods require that TLC

Follow the care instructions to preserve your furniture's life, an expert says. KNIGHT RIDDER


MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in

ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball

Babe Ruth (age 13) Sluggers 5, Rondinelli 4 Line Drive 5, Astro Falcons 4 Babe Ruth (age 14-


'CHAVEZ RAVINE' Ry Cooder (Nonesuch) ssss It has been a decade since the arrival of an album


BROWNLEE WOODS XBrownlee Woods Senior Citizens will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Community

Effective discipline: leadership

With rare exception, today's parents believe discipline is all about the clever manipulation of

GRAEDONS | PEOPLE'S PHARMACY Making sure your medicine isn't contributing to insomnia

Q. I would like to point out a side effect of allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine for

Jones walks off track without competing

Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin was disqualified. CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Marion Jones grabbed


The list of people arrested during this week's drug sweep in Niles. Roger Barnes, 54, of Eastwood

Announcement made for Rupnik, Cramer nuptials

XThe engagement of Melissa A. Rupnik, 3755 Mercedes Place No. 5, Canfield, to Christopher W. Cramer,

Sophia Loren's hometown honors 'Neapolitan' stark

Sophia Loren's hometown honors 'Neapolitan' stark POZZUOLI, Italy -- There's no place like home

Britain seeks special role in Europe

Opinion: At the first conference of the European Movement in The Hague, which I covered for The Christian

POLITICAL FORUM 5 mayoral hopefuls offer ideas

The candidates each had up to eight minutes to speak. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS

Valleys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

XYOUNGSTOWN -- A celebration was held June 18 at Alberini's Restaurant in Niles in honor of the

Wild Waterways meets to improve creeks

The group hopes to meet about six times a year. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


AREA Morrow earns Optimist berth BOARDMAN -- Golfer Tim Morrow has qualified for the

Surprise party celebrates Crans golden jubilee

XCANFIELD -- A private celebration was held May 28 at the Holiday Inn, Boardman, to honor Dr.

GEORGE F. WILL Court validates eminent domain

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- The country is bracing for a bruising battle over filling a Supreme Court vacancy, a

Class Little B playoffs to begin at Cene Park

STRUTHERS -- The Little b baseball playoffs begin today at Cene Park. The Astro Falcons won the

Officials hear debate on car lot

The property in question is the site of a former BP gas station. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR

HEALTH Holistic ophthalmology makes the future brighter

Gregory Fagert, a Columbiana eye doctor, has been exploring holistic eye care. By L. CROW