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INVESTIGATION Report: BWC managers gave millions to GOP

Gov. Bob Taft received $700,000 from the bureau's investment managers. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Companies


NORTHFIELD RESULTS LATE SATURDAY 7th--Sid The Squid (Harris)$13.00$5.80$3.40 Town Gazelle (T

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Brandi and Jason Grigsby, Masury, boy, June 25.

Car show races toward charity's goal

All money raised will stay in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. By SEAN BARRON

1940s teen softball team reassembles for a weekend

Some former players came from as far away as Florida and California. BOARDMAN -- Not a one of them

PARADES Cities celebrate with pride amid gay rights battles

The annual events commemorate the Stonewall uprising of 1969, widely considered the beginning of the


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Brian T. Moore, 37, of 365 Marmion Ave., Youngstown, and


FESTIVALS XThe Village of Hanoverton will hold its annual Peddler Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July

Astro Falcons use rally to topple Wharmby, 3-2

Nick Brown tossed a one-hitter to lead Livi Steel. STRUTHERS -- Astro Falcons scored twice in the

Board considers options for new school

NORTH JACKSON -- Jackson-Milton Board of Education members are exploring the possibility of hiring a

Graham says goodbye after 60 years of revivals

About 90,000 people gathered to hear the evangelist deliver what was expected to be his last sermon.

Scrappers rally for win in Auburn

Mahoning Valley opens a six-game homestand tonight. AUBURN, N.Y. -- Mike Woodson and Julio Garcia

Hoodie debate leaves both sides cold

Debate over the hooded sweatshirts pins the teen attire with crime. LOS ANGELES TIMES LONDON --

Getting back on track with Citizen Circles

Circles include representatives from YSU and the Adult Parole Authority. By KATIE LIBECCO

Texas savors title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Texas is back on top with another College World Series championship. Kyle

U.S. Women's Open Championship

U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY'S SCORES At Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills

Man disrupts Mass in protest over church abuses

James Robertson, 58, handcuffed himself to the cardinal's chair. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man was

Birdie putt lifts McNulty past Purtzer

Don Pooley was eliminated after the first playoff hole. CONCORD, Mass. (AP) -- Mark McNulty


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Bucs rebound, defeat NL's best

Jason Bay homered twice in the Pirates' 10-inning victory over the Cardinals. ST. LOUIS (AP) --

Martinez's pinch-hitting rescues Tribe

The everyday catcher came off the bench for the game-winning single. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Despite

Downing Street memos reveal war plans

Opinion: By MICHAEL SMITH LOS ANGELES TIMES It is now nine months since I obtained the first of the

Couple reunites 35 years later

Sometimes fate has something up its sleeve you never expected. WASHINGTON POST TOM SULLIVAN

Hoping carrier benefits take off

The port authority could have a broader role in future Valley ventures. VIENNA -- Gaining a

STANDINGS New York-Penn League

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Dutch suspect's father released

The party boat disc jockey held in the case has also been ordered released. ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP)

Wanted: tips for dealing with unruly college roommates

Dear Heloise: Having roommates can wear on a college coed. I try to keep our small living space as


By AMBER HYLAND VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER ROGERS -- People sift through boxes of dishes, poke at


SWEDEN Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, June 22: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's speech at

Rumors swirl around Bucks; Bogut could be top selection

The Hawks want the tall center but may settle for a point guard. MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

Little league team gets several offers after getting ousted

CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) -- A baseball team of 11- and 12-year-olds kicked out of a league in

I find the mayor 'guilty'

Opinion: I find the mayor 'guilty' EDITOR: I am outraged. "If I'm in the jury box, the suspect is


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AREA DIAMONDS \ Youth baseball

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Youngstown drug busts bring 8 arrests

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested eight people on a variety of drug-related charges in separate drug

Celebrities like us, they really like us

Opinion: By MARTIN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES It was a comment by Juror No. 8 that nailed the weirdest

Poland man, 77, writes memoir

His sports memories are chronicled in a book. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT POLAND --Marion Urichich

Swimmers allowed back in surf after shark attack closed beach

A Louisiana girl was killed by a shark Saturday. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Beaches reopened Sunday


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Saturday's Games

SATURDAY'S GAMES National League St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 0 Interleague Atlanta 5, Baltimore

Neighbors remember three boys

Residents left a makeshift memorial on a street corner. CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- As authorities began

A hot weekend

A hot weekend YOUNGSTOWN -- This past weekend brought the Mahoning Valley its hottest weather in

Activists seek to bar gays from adopting

Florida is the only state with an outright ban on gay adoption. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Religious

Soaking in the sun not seniors' dream

More and more retirees are choosing the snow belt over sunny Florida. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


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Donations sought to give night a bang

The event is held to raise money for Fourth of July fireworks. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF

Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger, dies at 82

Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger, dies at 82 LOS ANGELES -- Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist,

A birdie for Kim makes her champ

A birdie for Kim makes her champ kALL IT TOOK was one shot -- one spectacular birdie from the

Temps top 90 in Midwest, Northeast

ASSOCIATED PRESS The first official weekend of summer brought a scorching heat wave to the

Furyk falters, Padraig prevails

Harrington eagled 18 to win the Barclays Classic by a stroke. HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) -- Padraig

Program lands at Hillman

The program will focus on math and science education. By JOSH ECHT VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

He can't meet the right woman

Dear Annie: I'm a 23-year-old male and live in a state with a low women-to-men ratio. My problem is


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'Entitlement Generation': spoiled slackers?

Some experts say having expectations, and setting limits with bosses, isn't necessarily negative.


AREA Springfield Old-timers top Youngstown 9-7 YOUNGSTOWN -- Slip Feigert's stellar defensive

Cities celebrate with pride amid gay rights battles

The annual events commemorate the Stonewall uprising of 1969, widely considered the beginning of the

Iraq's security forces attacked

At least 1,323 people have been killed since April 28. MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Police guarding a

Howland native wins prestigious Peabody

The investigative reporter led an in-depth exploration of bullying in Wisconsin's public schools.

Resting in peace now can actually be in bed

A Cleveland-area funeral home provides what it calls a less intimidating bedroom environment.

Regulations slow down industry, farmers say

Synthetic ingredient bans and feed requirements are more costly, farmers say. WASHINGTON (AP) --



Loans OK'd for companies with Mafia ties

The Overseas Private Investment Corp. has experienced its share of controversy. WASHINGTON (AP) --


TODAY 8 a.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Wimbledon. 10 a.m. (21) (3) (11) Tennis: Wimbledon. 1 p.m.

Ground zero museum fight reveals divide

Hundreds of relatives of victims oppose a museum that would focus on mankind's quest for freedom.

Firms merge amid growing battles against insurance companies

The attorneys will provide legal work in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties. By DENISE

Rondinelli and Koch go ahead

The second games of the two series are set tonight. STRUTHERS -- Rondinelli Tuxedo rallied for

'Star Wars' creator opens new headquarters in Calif.

'Star Wars' creator opens new headquarters in Calif. SAN FRANCISCO -- "Star Wars" creator George

Report: U.S. abused terror-fighting tools

Suspects have been held as witnesses to give authorities more time to investigate them, a report

Serena says practice might be in her cards

The younger Williams suffered her earliest Grand Slam loss in six years. WIMBLEDON, England (AP)

Unlikely Birdie soars to crown

The 23-year-old South Korean outdueled American teen Morgan Pressel. CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo.

No justice, no peace in Mississippi deaths

Los Angeles Times: The Mississippi trial of former Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen in the 1964

Weekend Transactions


Heading back to Cleveland: Danny Ferry accepts GM job

The San Antonio front office official played 10 seasons in Cleveland. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Danny

Stewart rumbles to road course win

Transmission trouble ended Jeff Gordon's time up front. SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Stewart found

Answers to weekly quiz:

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Lottery scams target single, senior women

Prizes, sweepstakes and lotto fraud were among the top 10 complaints filed with the FTC in 2004.

Bloody movies reveal artful rigors of mortis

It's not just death that makes them great -- it's the skillful use of blood. By STEPHEN HUNTER

'Lazy geezers' under attack

Opinion: BOSTON -- As if it weren't bad enough to see the image of "senior citizens" transformed into "greedy