'War of the Worlds'for the 21st century
k DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg's remake of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" plays to Americans' fears today. The movie stars Tom Cruise.
Guilty plea in BTK
k DENNIS RADER pleaded guilty Monday in a Wichita, Kan., courtroom to being the notorious BTK serial killer.
Putting the kibosh on contributions
k STATE SEN. MARC DANN of Liberty is sponsoring legislation to prohibit any Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation investment manager or business entity from making campaign contributions to state candidates.
Reunion honors six decades of grads
k INDEPENDENCE DAY weekend is All-Alumni Reunion weekend in Struthers. Activities will bring together more than 60 years of Struthers High graduates, administrators and teachers.
Outlaw flag burning?
k THE MOVEMENT to amend the U.S. Constitution to prohibit the odious act of burning the American flag is a bad idea, The Vindicator argues in an editorial.
Rent a Harley
k HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S rental program is designed to hook customers on riding and entice them to buy a motorcycle.
GM jitters in Ohio
k SOME General Motors employees in Ohio say they feel vulnerable about losing jobs in the wake of GM's plans to slash 25,000 jobs.
Tribe slams Sox
kTHE CLEVELAND INDIANS beatBoston 7-0 Monday night.