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Published: Fri, March 10, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


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Warren is siteof 5K run
WARREN -- The third annual O'Donold's Rose and Thistle St. Patrick's Day 5K Run will be Saturday at O'Donold's Irish Pub, 2774 Youngstown Road.
The race will launch St. Patrick's Day Weekend at O'Donold's and will benefit the Children's Rehabilitation Center.
Two events are on tap. The 5-kilometer run will begin at 1 p.m. and the 1.5-mile fun run/walk will start at 1:30. Both events will follow courses that begin on Central Parkway across from O'Donold's, and loop through the residential neighborhoods on Warren's East Side.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at O'Donold's. Fee is $17.
Fitch, Struthersoff to state
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Austintown Fitch and Struthers boys bowling teams will compete in the state tournament at Shawnee Lanes in Chillicothe on Saturday morning.
At the regional in Akron, Fitch was runner-up while Struthers placed fourth.
In Chillicothe last week, the Fitch girls team finished fourth and the Hubbard girls 14th.
Marksmen takeaim in Vienna
VIENNA -- Twenty-six marksmen from northeastern Ohio and across the United States will compete today in the third annual Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital Air Rifle/Pistol Disabled Shooting Competition.
The event, sponsored by the Adapted Sports Program of Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, Howland, will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vienna Fish & amp; Game Club, 1508 Youngstown-Kingsville Road.
The Hillside-sponsored event is one of 12 competitions in the NRA-Beeman Grand Prix Championship.
Competitors earn points at each stop on the circuit. At the end of the NRA-Beeman tour, individual and team champions are awarded.
Harris loses
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Youngstown boxer Josh Harris lost to Adam Willett a 2005 National champion from Bayshore, N.Y., by an 11-5 decision at the Olympic Training Center.
The 22-year-old southpaw has a 20-8 record that includes 10 knockouts.
Willett has fought more than 60 amateur fights and in 2005 he went on a tour with the national team to China and Russia.
Willett had a fast beginning working his jab and throwing quick combinations off of it and he didn't seem to be bothered by Harris's southpaw stance, but he was aware of the Harris power punching as he fought on the move throughout the fight.
Several times Harris caught him with left hooks and solid straight rights which had him say after the fight that his opponent was as tough as anyamateur he had faced.
REGION
Blue Jacketsdemote Severson
COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets recalled forward Mark Hartigan from their American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse on Thursday and re-assigned forward Cam Severson to the Crunch.
Hartigan has a goal in 14 games with Columbus this season. He has recorded 34 goals and 41 assists in 49 games for Syracuse this year and ranks fourth in the AHL in points and goals. His nine game-winning goals are tops in the AHL.
Hartigan, a free-agent signing in 2003, has seven goals and five assists in 48 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers.
Severson was acquired by the Blue Jackets from Calgary in exchange for defenseman Cale Hulse on Feb. 28. He has skated in four NHL games this season, all with Columbus.
NATION
Bonds bookis best seller
NEW YORK -- Sneak previews of a book alleging Barry Bonds was a frequent user of steroids have apparently left readers wanting to know much more: "Game of Shadows," written by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters, jumped into the top 10 of both Amazon.com and Barnes & amp; Noble.com after excerpts were released earlier this week.
According to publisher Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), a first printing of 50,000 has already been increased nearly fourfold, to 197,000. The book's original March 27 publication date has been moved up to March 23, Gotham publicist Beth Parker said Thursday.
Four shareHonda lead
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Gusty winds sent 8-iron shots flying 245 yards, while some 4-irons struggled to go 185.
The breezes had a few balls fluttering on the slick greens, most of the players couldn't break par and golf's rarest feat spiced up the afternoon.
Indeed, Thursday's opening round of the Honda Classic had almost everything.
David Toms made five straight birdies.
Vindicator staff/wire reports


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