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Wednesday's summary

WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARY United States 1, Poland 1 At Kaiserslautern, Germany Poland00--0 United

Learning history

Learning history BLACK HISTORY MONTH came to an end Tuesday, and pupils at one city school closed

TRUDY RUBIN Real threat to ports in America isn't Dubai

Opinion: So how many of you were port experts before the Dubai port story exploded? Not many, I'd guess. I

Boardman's Powell follows father's path

By JOHN BASSETTI VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF BOARDMAN -- Before the weekend is over, Justin Powell

Both vulnerable. North deals.

Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH K 9 5 2 A K J 4 7 2 K 7 5 WEST EAST ? 8 7 6 ?

Salem topples Poland again

The Quakers won for the third time, 44-32, while Lakeview ousted Liberty, 55-43. By CHUCK

Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2006. There are 305 days left in the year. This is Ash

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2006. There are 305 days left in the year. This is Ash

Early deficit sinks Columbiana

Heritage Christian jumped out to a 14-2 advantage then hung on. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman: POLAND Feb. 22 Arrest: After

MAHONING COUNTY Animal cruelty all too common, agency reports

There's only one humane agent for all of Mahoning County. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

NEW YORK Library gets Burroughs' archive

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Public Library has acquired the personal archive of William S.

Mooney, Lisbon advance

The two teams will meet Saturday for a berth in the Salem District tourney. By JOHN BUTERA

& lt;B & gt;ADAMS, & lt;/B & gt; Margaret L., 87, of Salem; calling

& lt;B & gt;ADAMS, & lt;/B & gt; Margaret L., 87, of Salem; calling hours Thursday

Canton McKinley KOs Harding for third season in a row, 73-53

The Raiders gave the Bulldogs a game for two quarters before bowing. By ERIC HAMILTON VINDICATOR

In death of dad, son seeks justice

The one-year anniversary of the case will be March 24. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

WPIAL GIRLS HOOPS New Castle's Red Hurricanes beaten by Oakland Catholic

New Castle gave the nationally ranked Eagles a battle before losing 54-50. By BILL ALBRIGHT

WARREN Trumbull plan aims to halt homelessness

The goal is to provide a 'one-stop' homeless services system. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR


MONDAY'S GAMES Atlanta 104, New Jersey 102, OT Detroit 84, Cleveland 72 Miami 101, Toronto 94

16 area teams set for district

VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT Over the past two decades, there haven't been too many instances when Ron

Chaney's furniture will cost $500,000

The Chaney renovation/expansion project should be completed by fall 2007. By HAROLD GWIN




TUESDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST Boston College 80, Wake Forest 65 Charleston, W.Va. 74,

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Building cuts will cost a year

A declining enrollment is responsible for the reduction in the scope of the projects. By HAROLD

INDIA Bush gets his first look at a key global partner

A nuclear deal is said to be an important step. NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Bush gets his first


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses David A. Mercandino, 39, of 14315 Hofmeister Road, Petersburg,

Man gets 6 years for vehicular homicide

WARREN -- Edward S. Cleer of Howland-Wilson Road Southeast, Howland, has been sentenced to six years

TOP 25 ROUNDUP Tuesday's games

MEN No. 21 LSU 64, South Carolina 61 COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Glen Davis scored 24 points and grabbed

Sharon's quick start sets pace for 48-33 victory over Girard

The Tigers advance to the district title game against Lakeview. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

TELEVISION CBS names Stern in suit

The shock jock said he's sick of the bullying. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS NEW YORK -- CBS sued Howard

Man faces charges of raping girlfriend

WARREN -- A Liberty man accused of hitting and raping his live-in girlfriend has been indicted on

CAL THOMAS Swinging for the fences on abortion

Opinion: Is now the time for pro-lifers to go for it all, to swing for the fences and try to overturn Roe v.

Storm water panel lacks funds for work

Commissioners say they are undecided on instituting the storm water fees. By ED RUNYAN

Roye agrees to three-year extension with Browns

BEREA (AP) -- Orpheus Roye, who had a career-high 95 tackles with the Browns last season, has signed


NBA FavoritePointsUnderdog CHICAGO4Cleveland SAN ANTONIO5Dallas College Basketball

Retired librarian calls lawsuit against author Brown bogus

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- A retired librarian who helped novelist Dan Brown conduct research for the

Penguins slated to open Saturday

They'll play four games this weekend in the Kentucky Tournament. YOUNGSTOWN -- Experience and

Owners try again to find labor peace

Today's session would be the final one before the start of free agency. NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL

Cavs lose fifth straight, Kings roll 97-90 at 'Q'

Cleveland may be on the verge of another second-half season collapse. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The

Cost of health care squeezing paychecks

Opinion: By JARED BERNSTEIN PROVIDENCE JOURNAL WASHINGTON -- In a speech in January, President Bush

"I think (termination) is the only way to give Ricky an opportunity to have a real future ... to

Opinion: "I think (termination) is the only way to give Ricky an opportunity to have a real future ... to

IRAQ ROUNDUP News on war front

The latest developments in Iraq: Sunnis and Shiites traded bombings and mortar fire against mainly


TODAY XMary Mother of Hope, corner of North and Beaver streets, New Castle, Pa., will hold a fish

MOVIE REVIEW '16 Blocks' tells an entertaining story

Bruce Willis gets a chance to act at something other than being smug. By CHRIS HEWITT ST. PAUL

Makeovers becoming way of life

Choosing a doctor is an important issue when considering plastic surgery. SCRIPPS HOWARD Plastic

Arena Football League

Arena Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST NATIONAL CONFERENCE

wednesday's nba summaries

WEDNESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES Kings 97, Cavaliers 90 SACRAMENTO (97)--Artest 4-10 2-2 11, Thomas

Martinez expects to be club leader

The veteran catcher has improved each of his three seasons with the Tribe. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP)

Trumbull County plans for 4-H Week

CORTLAND -- Ohio 4-H Week is March 5-11, and there are Trumbull County plans to hold special

Austintown woman sentenced

YOUNGSTOWN -- An Austintown woman has been sentenced to three years' probation on a child-

Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Eastgate Regional Council of Governments Technical Advisory Committee, 10 a.m.,

Funding sought for sidewalks

Officials said the project would be an aesthetic and safety enhancement. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

OHIO COLLEGE ROUNDUP Kent State clinches MAC East crown by beating Ohio, 78-58

The win locked up the No. 1 seed and a first round tournament bye. ASSOCIATED PRESS KENT --

AUSTINTOWN Planners deny zoning change

The developer said he'll reconsider his options, but trustees could still approve the plan. By

Bone-density testing

Bone-density testing The Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon is offering free bone-density screenings


LOCAL Game change YOUNGSTOWN -- The winner's bracket game of the Rayen freshman basketball

HELOISE Mother's original recipe for olive dip is reprinted

Dear Heloise: A recipe for a dip with cream cheese, green stuffed olives and chopped pecans appeared

911 CENTER FOP asks for two in dispatch

The county's 911 dispatch staff is down to nine employees because of layoffs, resignations and

MIDDLE EAST Questions about Iran's nuclear enrichment efforts linger

Iran appears ready to defy the U.N. watchdog agency. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR As a Monday U.N.


AMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Baltimore00.000 Boston00.000 Cleveland00.000 Detroit00.000 Kansas

Judge wants information about operation of jail

The judge also wants information on the training of corrections officers. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

Bush hits all-time low in approval rating

Only Nixon was less popular than the president is right now. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON

Northfield Park

Northfield Park Wednesday's Results 1st -- Heavenly Beauty3.60 2.602.20 Category Six

A healthy skepticism

Opinion: The Providence Journal: The huge health study that found no obvious benefit for women from taking

Sabathia bows out of World Baseball Classic

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia said Wednesday he will not play

YSU ACLU litigator defends cause

ACLU advocates call the Bill of Rights the people's leash on government. By NANCY TULLIS

"The agenda is to spread Islamophobia and create hysteria against Muslims similar to what happened

Opinion: "The agenda is to spread Islamophobia and create hysteria against Muslims similar to what happened

Women hope for return to Beeghly

The Penguins must win in Green Bay on Thursday to play host to the next round. By PETE MOLLICA

Fight Schedule

Fight Schedule By The Associated Press National TV in parentheses March 3 At Chumash Resort

Bond set in downtown slaying

YOUNGSTOWN -- At arraignment Tuesday, Municipal Judge Robert A. Douglas Jr. set bond at $2 million

Bush says terrorist will be captured

Bush says terrorist will be captured IN A SURPRISE VISIT to Afghanistan under extraordinary

Property owner charged in case alleging cover-up of water theft

WARREN -- A Warren man who was accused of stealing water is now charged, along with his daughter,

AUSTINTOWN Planners recommend OK'ing riparian laws

A planning commissioner was concerned about potential engineering costs. By DENISE DICK

Boardman, Howland eliminated in Canton meet

The Spartans lost to Lake, 60-43, while the Tigers fell to Green, 77-40. BY TOM WILLIAMS


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'MYSPACE' MOVIE Filmmaker's spoof gains him attention

A rejection in high school led to the short film. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amateur filmmaker David

COLLEGE BASKETBALL YSU's season ends on losing note, 76-61

The Penguins lost to Loyola in the Horizon League tourney to end the season with a 7-21 record.

Pirates' Wells will have surgery

The Pittsburgh pitcher will have a vein replaced in his right arm. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) --

Rep. Ryan escorts Italy's Berlusconi

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, was among 14 members of Congress to escort

Theft leads to fight at Giant Eagle

AUSTINTOWN -- A store manager at Giant Eagle on Mahoning Avenue found himself in the middle of a

"WALK THE LINE": Johnny and June return just in time for their big night at the Academy Awards.

"WALK THE LINE": Johnny and June return just in time for their big night at the Academy Awards.


Airlines strikes loom Northwest Airlines pilots stage an informational picket at the Detroit

'Crash' wins award for most curse words

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's up for several honors at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, but "Crash"

Joseph's Supermarket closes in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Joseph's Supermarket marked its last day at 20 E. Lawrence Ave. on Tuesday. The


DIVISION I At Alliance Today: Boardman (15-7) vs. Canton McKinley (16-5), 6 p.m.; Massillon

Pirates topple Manatee College, 8-1

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Oliver Perez pitched two perfect innings and J.J. Furmaniak hit a three-run

BAMK ONE Signs to carry Chase name

The history of the local banking institution goes back to 1812. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

DIVISION III JFK wins 52-40 behind Jackson

The freshman scored 23 points in the win over Struthers. BY ERIC HAMILTON VINDICATOR

IRAQ ROUNDUP \ An update

The latest developments in Iraq: A haughty Saddam Hussein informed a courtroom Wednesday that only

2 shot at rap show

2 shot at rap show LONDON -- Two concert-hall ushers were shot during a Kanye West show, police

$3.9M operating budget proposed

The proposed budget includes employee raises ranging from 2.5 percent to 4 percent. By WILLIAM K.

HOW HE SEES IT MARC police snapshot of post-9/11 excesses

Opinion: By MARC FISHER WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- From the start, trains soared beyond their

MOVIE REVIEW With good vibes, 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party' rocks

The 80-minute movie is full of music and energy. By CHRIS HEWITT ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS If

Action set to begin today as players join teams

Some 150 major league players will take part in the Classic. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- So, if need be,

On ABC's 'Sons & amp; Daughters,' all in the family improvise

The actors get a story with a little bit of dialogue, but that's it. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dee


2006 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE Today Pittsburgh vs. Manatee C.C. at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m.

LaBrae advances 77-51 behind Hartman, Ryan 17-point efforts

KIRTLAND -- Danny Hartman and Mike Ryan each scored 17 points as LaBrae defeated Grand Valley 77-51

6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Dem leaders endorse Charles Wilson as write-in

The names of two Democrats will appear on the primary ballot. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Indians bullpen remains concern

Last year it was the best in baseball; two years ago it was the worst. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) --

Second round of talks about budget planned

A commissioner wants officials and department heads front and center. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Wilson stops Rayen 67-59 in sectional

Niles topped Hubbard 69-57 in another Division II game at Boardman. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR

New Middletown plans improvements

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Village council is taking steps to beautify and light the business center.

OLYMPIC HOCKEY Crosby resists criticizing snub by Team Canada

He's not upset about being passed over for this year's team. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sidney Crosby's


ATP DUBAI TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday At Dubai Tennis Stadium Dubai, United Arab Emirates

COLUMBIANA CO. E911 to begin service in July

Some panel members want to prevent tapes of calls from being made public. By D.A. WILKINSON


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARY BULLS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 100 MINNESOTA (100) -- Garnett 10-16 6-6 27,

CAJUN CONNECTION A taste of New Orleans

Louisiana sisters create a new life here by opening a Cajun restaurant. By DON SHILLING

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Suessical [The Musical]," " Romeo & amp; Juliet," "Streakin'," "Urinetown" and

CONGRESS Election-year politics influence decisions

A bill to raise the $8.2 trillion limit on the national debt has to be passed soon. WASHINGTON

DIPLOMACY Bush talking today with India's leaders

Terrorist bin Laden and ex-Taliban ruler Omar have been on the run for years. COMBINED DISPATCHES

Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune SHADY BUSINESS: Margie Willis, the co-owner of Ruth's Lamps and Shades in

House demolition fund increased to $1.27 million

The city finance director revised the 2006 proposed budget figures. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL

HOW HE SEES IT Indo-U.S. relations getting stronger

Opinion: By DANIEL SNEIDER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS The United States and India have gone a long way from


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Lisa Miller, Mineral Ridge, boy, Feb. 28. Jayme


Kirtz pupils join in the fun With the start of MRDD Awareness Month, Leonard Kirtz School pupils,

"Free Ride" (9:30 p.m., Fox): In the mildly amusing new sitcom, "Free Ride," Josh Dean plays a

"Free Ride" (9:30 p.m., Fox): In the mildly amusing new sitcom, "Free Ride," Josh Dean plays a

TRUMBULL COUNTY Polivka to unveil his own budget for 2006

The commissioner said he didn't think the county should spend 'to the limit.' By ED RUNYAN

HOW HE SEES IT Big Brother is watching

Opinion: By BOB KERR PROVIDENCE JOURNAL PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Walter Soehnge is a retired Texas

More and more Iraqis flee once-integrated neighborhoods.

More and more Iraqis flee once-integrated neighborhoods. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BAGHDAD, Iraq


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Kittle Camp Girl (Murphy)6.203.403.00 Sunshine Glitter

Inmate let out for funeral is fugitive

The prisoner is considered to have escaped. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Parade of Homes set at Catarina Place

Parade of Homes set at Catarina Place YOUNGSTOWN -- The HBA of Mahoning Valley is holding the


BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS--Agreed to terms with RHP Roman Colon, RHP Jason Grilli,

GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Milk of magnesia makes good deodorant, reader says

Q. I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to

Study using fake blood attacked

A viable blood substitute could save millions of lives. CHICAGO (AP) -- Imagine being in a car

Worshippers take part in Taiz service

Nancy Mumaw puts the sign of the cross in ash on a worshipper's forehead during a Taiz & eacute;

Bookstore robbery

Bookstore robbery YOUNGSTOWN -- The clerk at Uptown Book Shop at 2597 Market Street surrendered

Officials file brief supporting Bedford Downs

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County commissioners and Mahoning Township supervisors have filed a

PIRATES Three-year extension for Wilson

The Bucs shortstop would have become a free agent after 2007. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Shortstop

Harris set for National Amateur tourney

YOUNGSTOWN -- Buckeye Elks boxing trainer Frank West and his protege Josh Harris are leaving for

Social Security stringing boomers along

Opinion: Suppose someone left you an inheritance of a million dollars -- with the proviso that every cent of

Bright ideas make a nice room noticeable

When decorating, consider the way a shade diffuses or focuses light. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

Chevy Centre's cost will be known soon

A city board will consider a major cost reduction today to the center. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY


Associated Press PROTEST: Indian Muslims burn a portrait of President Bush near the American

NFL Labor talks break off as free agency begins

Teams and players are now in a quandary about new contracts. NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL labor talks

MURDER CASE Prosecutor unable to participate in appeal

The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments March 28. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Ohio Supreme Court

Warren's appeal sent back to district court

The trial judge's extension of document filing time wasn't deemed unreasonable. By PETER H.

HURRICANE KATRINA Video shows Bush, others knew risks

Footage contradicts excuses officials made for the lack of preparedness. WASHINGTON (AP) -- In

Fire damages Poland home

POLAND -- Firefighters are investigating a blaze that damaged a township house. The fire broke out

SALEM Police chief to retire at end of the month

The civil service test for a new chief has already been set. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM

Trial set to begin for Gary Glitter

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) -- Gary Glitter was scheduled to go on trial Thursday on charges he committed

2 pickups collide, killing 1, injuring 2

NORTH GEORGETOWN -- Two pickup trucks collided on Georgetown Road in Knox Township and took the life

Know location of predators, father warns

NILES -- A father of two is encouraging city council and residents to become more aware of

Rolling Stones plan to perform their first concert in China

SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- The Rolling Stones will play their first concert in China in April, Chinese

Teen faces expulsion for knife found in car

The school resource officer is stepping up patrols in the parking lot. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

PORTS DEAL Lawmakers say they'll let probe proceed

The investigation is to look into security issues with the Dubai-based company. WASHINGTON (AP) --

ATP Tennis Channel Open

ATP Tennis Channel Open At Las Vegas Purse: $355,000 (Intl. Series) Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Law change pleases judge

It's too soon to know how the ruling will be used, a defense lawyer says. By DEBORA SHAULIS

Bristol, Lordstown gain win in Div. IV tourney

The Red Devils escaped with a 39-38 win over Cornerstone Christian. By JIM FLICK VINDICATOR

MCDONALD Auditor issues finding for recovery

The village clerk resigned in 2002, citing personal and political reasons. By TIM YOVICH

Where have we gone wrong?

Opinion: Where have we gone wrong? EDITOR: What is wrong with neighbors of 388 Melrose Ave., who must

Senate approves curbs on Patriot Act powers

Senate approves curbs on Patriot Act powers WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday cleared the path


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf New Jersey3125.554--6-4L-218-

WOODLAND PLACE County makes bond payment

The county is waiting for a court ruling on the loan. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

Debate about hanging towels in sun fades away

Dear Heloise: Please help resolve a long debate between my husband and me. Would dark-colored towels

Which edition is infallible?

Opinion: Which edition is infallible? EDITOR: A recent letter to the editor states that the Bible has

HORIZON LEAGUE TOURNAMENT Detroit, Illinois-Chicago advance to quarterfinals

The Titans routed Cleveland State and UIC beat Wright State. ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT -- Ben

Patriot Act renewal clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Months overdue in a midterm election year, the USA Patriot Act renewal cleared a

Program brings lessons together

The program was a backdrop to classroom lessons. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Winner has yet to claim record $267M jackpot

The tiny town is abuzz with the news of a winner. LYONS, Ohio (AP) -- No one has yet to step

AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA March 2 1962 -- Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA-record

NBA ROUNDUP Tuesday's game

Bulls 111, Timberwolves 100 CHICAGO -- Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 30 points and tied a

Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Brookfield Township trustees board special meeting with executive session and

Aqua Ohio will fight for townships

The county says a contract for water in four townships has expired. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox 'Jeff's' appearance may give the wrong impression

Dear Annie: I'm 19 and have been dating "Jeff" for a couple of weeks, and I'm very happy with the

Poll: Most troops favor pulling out

Only 23 percent agree with Bush's call to stay as long as they're needed. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

DIVISION IV East Canton ousts Lowellville, 57-52

Southern had no problems with Jackson-Milton, 73-48. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Cincinnati Art Museum plans expansion

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The 125-year-old Cincinnati Art Museum is planning a major overhaul and expansion

The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and

JERUSALEM Militant leader dies in explosion

The Israeli military denied any involvement in his death. LOS ANGELES TIMES JERUSALEM -- A fiery

Tilapia time

Tilapia time No Name is known for its steaks but we think its new frozen boneless, skinless


Who: YSU (8-19, 4-12) vs. UW-Green Bay (22-5, 14-2). When: Today, 8 p.m. Where: Phoenix Sports

Officials promote 0.5% sales tax early

The commissioners are offering to talk to organizations about the tax. By D.A. WILKINSON


Dodgers: Jeff Kent took formal batting practice Tuesday for the first time this spring. Kent

Back on stage, Chong is still smokin'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's up for several honors at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, but "Crash"

SteelHounds' home winless skid hits seven games after 4-1 loss to Ice Bats

Youngstown fell into a 3-0 hole and couldn't climb out to drop to 20-30-4. By JOHN KOVACH

NHL ROUNDUP | Tuesday's games

Canadiens 5, Islanders 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Long Island native Christopher Higgins scored two

AT A GLANCE State tournament

When: Thursday-Saturday Where: Value City Arena, Columbus Times: Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday, 10

New park to be named for Judge Swift

BRACEVILLE -- The sixth park in the Trumbull County MetroParks system will be named for Judge Thomas

NFL at impasse

NFL at impasse NFL labor talks broke off three days before the start of free agency, leaving teams


BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Division I at Canton Civic Center Green 77, Howland 40

Congestion options take many routes

Sidewalks and bicycle lanes are among suggestions. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Ramirez finally arrives, had clearance to be late

His trade request was not granted, but he's still ready to play. FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox

Red Cross has some work to do at home after Katrina

Editorial: There is no denying the good work that has been done by the American Red Cross for 125 years, but

GIRARD Official seeks to improve emergency response time

The councilman said he would like the issue to be addressed soon. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty: GIRARD Feb. 26 Threats: A Lincoln

ON THE FAIRWAYS | This week's professional golf events

PGA TOUR Ford Championship at Doral Miami Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: Doral Golf Resort and

Trustees from 3 townships discuss uniting safety forces

A combined ambulance service appealed to trustees representing the three townships. By JEANNE

CIC : Courthouse nears completion

YOUNGSTOWN -- Construction of the 7th District Court of Appeals building should be finished later

Phantoms' club to compete in Columbus on Saturday

BOARDMAN -- Saturday, the Mahoning Valley Phantoms Figure Skating Club will participate in the 2006

Opening remarks offer 2 scenarios

A DNA expert is expected to be the first witness this morning. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Hagan quits as caucus minority whip


HOW SHE SEES IT Congressional greed in the spotlight

Opinion: By RUTH MARCUS WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- It is tempting, and certainly convenient for his

TV veteran Balfour courts stardom with 'Conviction'

The young actor has been involved in several projects that didn't last. NEW YORK (AP) -- Eric

'The Office' finds a home in Scranton

Residents used to be concerned about how the city would be portrayed. SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) --


AREA Road Runners to race Sunday YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Road Runners Club will hold their