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GIRARD Employees must live in county

The rental inspection issue will be addressed at a committee meeting next week. By JOHN W. GOODWIN



Washington Post

Washington Post FAIRWAY TO BEAUTY: The permanent cosmetic work they had done is explained by, in

Puerto Rico 7, Dominican Republic 1

Puerto Rico 7, Dominican Republic 1 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Jose Cruz Jr. went 3-for-5 with three

Preschoolers raise funds for St. Jude children's hospital

Preschoolers raise funds for St. Jude children's hospital

MAHONING ADMINISTRATOR McKelvey among 14 job applicants

The former county auditor has the support of several county officials. By DAVID SKOLNICK

EMINENT DOMAIN Widow fights to keep her home

As part of the deal, Good Samaritan Hospital would get additional property. CINCINNATI (AP) -- An

COLUMBIANA COUNTY N.C. man pleads guilty to sex with teen

LISBON -- A North Carolina man faces up to 18 months in prison for having sex with a Columbiana

NOTEBOOKS ON NET Fans get technical

HIGH, LOW TECH Moleskine enthusiasts go online to post blogs and user tips. They sometimes lace

MAUREEN STAPLETON, 80 Award-winning actress dies

Tennessee Williams wrote three plays for her. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Maureen Stapleton, an

BRACKET MANIA NCAA fanatics get ready for tourney

An estimated $2.5 billion is bet through bracket pools around the country. By NANCY ARMOUR

No. 3 Duke 78, No. 11 Boston College 76

No. 3 Duke 78, No. 11 Boston College 76 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- J.J. Redick scored 26 points,

JEFF ORTEGA State-cities relationship is being tested

Opinion: COLUMBUS -- Ohio's Constitution grants so-called "home rule" powers to cities and villages that

Warren man sentenced for violating probation

CORTLAND -- A man who fled after he was released from the Trumbull County Jail to attend his son's

Port deal shows weaknesses that demand attention

Editorial: Perhaps the deal to transfer control of operations at six U.S. ports from a British company to one

Looting from Louisiana

Opinion: Washington Post: For the first time since Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes more than six months

PAPER'S BACK Moleskine mania

In the instant-information age, paper and pen make a comeback. By DAN MORSE WASHINGTON POST

Bird flu detected in Myanmar, Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon ((AP) -- The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was detected for the first time in

GIRLS ALL-OHIO Howland's Shields named to first team in Division II

Boardman's Courtney Schiffauer earned third team in Div. I. VINDICATOR STAFF/WIRE REPORT

AUSTINTOWN Man is accused of raiding refrigerator

AUSTINTOWN -- A man faces burglary and other charges after he was caught helping himself to the


2006 U.S. SOCCER SCHEDULE (Won 4, Lost 0, Tied 1) All Times Eastern Sunday, Jan. 22 -- United

Storms, tornadoes rip through middle of U.S.

A husband and wife were killed when their pickup truck was hit by a twister. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates expected a competition for the starting catcher's

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates expected a competition for the starting catcher's

Pens blank Flyers

Pens blank Flyers Pittsburgh rookie Colby Armstrong had a career-high two goals, and the

NCAA ROUNDUP | News and notes

Coaches no more: Paul Biancardi stepped down as Wright State's basketball coach Monday, three days

SteelHounds fall to RiverKings in final road game

SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. -- The Youngstown SteelHounds fell behind early at the DeSoto Civic Center


MEN'S BASKETBALL Sunday'sl Scores TOURNAMENT Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Duke

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006. There are 292 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006. There are 292 days left in the year. On this date


DIVISION I FIRST TEAM: Lesslee Mason-Cox, Cin. Princeton, 6-foot, senior, 16.1 points per game;

OSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Buckeyes No. 1 seed, play Oakland, Mich.

It was the first NCAA tournament top seed since 1993 for Ohio State. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio State

INNER CITY Meeting to seek input on urban renewal plan

The proposal is closely tied to the university's Centennial Master Plan. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY

IRAQ Bombers murder 44 people, hurt 200

The attacks are the type preferred by Al-Aqaida. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The feared resumption of

Football around corner

YOUNGSTOWN -- Just three weeks from today, spring football practice will begin for the Youngstown

Woman pleads in judge threat case

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Campbell woman who was charged with threatening a common pleas court judge has

NCAA TOURNEY Hoops chief defends the field

Selection committee chairman Craig Littlepage took aim at critics. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Craig

WBC Alex Rodriguez has winning hit for USA

Dontrelle Willis will start tonight when Team USA faces South Korea. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Alex

HELOISE Katrina victim is making the best of it

Dear Heloise: Thank you for putting a bright light in our lives. We are from the land of Hurricane

Garage, 2 cars damaged

Garage, 2 cars damaged BOARDMAN -- Two cars were heavily damaged in an early-morning garage fire.

INDIANS/PIRATES Sabathia, Chacon doing well

But Zach Duke's ERA is 8.00 after three spring starts for Pittsburgh. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) --


TODAY 6 p.m. (WKBN-AM 570) High school tournament basketball: Mineral Ridge vs. Windham 7 p.m.

PSU professor sought in Chile

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Two decades have slipped by since Boris Weisfeiler, a Penn State

Bookstore at Poland library is giving books short shrift

Opinion: Bookstore at Poland library is giving books short shrift EDITOR: This letter is written

HOW HE SEES IT Resist the temptation to label Islam

Opinion: By MAX BOOT LOS ANGELES TIMES Given the monstrous crimes perpetrated in the name of Allah, it is


GETTING IT RIGHT The Youngstown Connection is a 12-member song-and-dance troupe made up of


MEETING WRAP Canfield, Austintown A rundown of action taken Monday by trustees in Canfield and


COLLEGE BASEBALL East Stroudsburg 6-4, Slippery Rock 5-2 INDOOR TRACK ALLIANCE -- Mount Union

There's also a move in Congress to decide if Bush should be impeached.

There's also a move in Congress to decide if Bush should be impeached. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A

Girard's dam is a vestige of the past that is worth saving

Opinion: Girard's dam is a vestige of the past that is worth saving EDITOR: The vestiges of our Valley's


NASCAR-NEXTEL CUP-UAW DAIMLER CHRYSLER 400 Sunday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Lap length:


Agenda WEDNESDAY McDonald Village Council meeting, 7, council chambers. Greater Girard Area

Filmmaker looks for the worst job on Earth

SCRIPPS HOWARD You think your job is bad. Imagine having to euthanize pets, beautify the dead or

MOUSSAOUI TRIAL Death sentence in jeopardy

An FAA attorney violated the judge's order against discussing testimony. WASHINGTON POST

Firefighters battle blazes in Texas; 7 people killed

Firefighters battle blazes in Texas; 7 people killed BORGER, Texas -- Using bulldozers and air

French nun's Parkinson cure is attributed to Pope John Paul II

ROME (AP) -- The sudden recovery of a young French nun suffering from Parkinson's disease is at the

K-9's for Compassion to evaluate for new human-animal teams

YOUNGSTOWN -- K-9's for Compassion will be performing evaluations Saturday and Sunday at St.

"The New Adventures of the Old Christine" (9 p.m., CBS): Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets another shot at

"The New Adventures of the Old Christine" (9 p.m., CBS): Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets another shot at



CANFIELD Camp Fire USA to mark its 96th anniversary

The organization's centennial celebration is in 2010. CANFIELD -- Camp Fire USA, a nonprofit

AT A GLANCE Boys regional basketball

DIVISION II Who: Salem (20-3) vs. Painesville Harvey (18-5) Where: Canton Civic Center When:



Domestic spying gives Congress hollow victory

Opinion: San Jose Mercury News: The American people deserve to know at least two things about the warrantless

"I am very dismayed by the emotional responses that some people have put on the table here in the

Opinion: "I am very dismayed by the emotional responses that some people have put on the table here in the

A parade organizer estimated there were 20,000 to 25,000 spectators.

A parade organizer estimated there were 20,000 to 25,000 spectators. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR


Opinion: BRITAIN Financial Times, London, March 7: The proposed merger of AT & amp;T and BellSouth,


IF YOU GO What: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Where: Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown-

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox She's begun to question husband's faithfulness

Dear Annie: My husband and I both were married before, and each of our previous marriages lasted

HOW SHE SEES IT Too many shirk burden of responsibility

Opinion: By PATRICIA DALTON WASHINGTON POST I once got a call from a couple whose son, a student at an

Annie's Mailbox The blame for affair belongs to husband

Dear Annie: I must respond to "A Discarded Wife," who was married for 33 years when her husband left

VILLA MARIA, PA. Speaker spreads the gospel of laughter

Laughter is good for the body and the soul. By LINDA M. LINONIS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER VILLA

Man charged in death, rape of his niece

WAYNESBURG, Ohio (AP) -- A 32-year-old man has been charged with raping and killing his 7-month-old

Iowa thwarts OSU, wins Big Ten title

Iowa thwarts OSU, wins Big Ten title kIOWA GUARD Jeff Horner celebrates his team's defeat of Ohio

Spurs 88, Rockets 81

Spurs 88, Rockets 81 SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 20 points, Michael Finley made a pair of

HOW HE SEES IT U.S. appears two-faced on nuclear proliferation

Opinion: By BILL FERGUSON KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS The consensus opinion on America seems to go something

Clooney takes Dems to task for being timid

Clooney takes Dems to task for being timid LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney has faulted Democrats for


PGA-HONDA CLASSIC Sunday At The Country Club at Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $5.5

YOUNGSTOWN Hit-and-run driver seeks forgiveness

Gonzalez offered an apology to the victim's family. By DEBORA SHAULIS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Tornadoes kill 10

Tornadoes kill 10 kHOMEOWNERS across the Midwest were aghast at nature's fury after a barrage of


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas J. Wolfgang, 25, of 69 W. Walnut St., Lowellville, and


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Leila Schreffler and Eric Flugan, Columbiana, girl,


MEN NCAA TOURNAMENT OPENING ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Today Monmouth, N.J. (18-14)


YSU Austin Peay tames Penguins CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Peay hit five home runs and had four

PIRATES Inspirational story suffers setback

Left-hander Mike Johnston, who has Tourette's syndrome, was sent down. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) --

MEDICINE Crestor tied to reversal of heart disease in study

High doses of the drug reversed artery buildup in two-thirds of participants. ATLANTA (AP) -- High

MAHONING COUNTY Officials plan meeting on bird-flu preparation

So far, the avian flu virus is not being passed from person to person. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

NASCAR Jimmie wins in No. 48 Chevy

Johnson is off to a great start, getting his 20th career win. LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It took Jimmie


Indians 8, Devil Rays 7 WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Aaron Boone hit his first two home runs of spring

MAHONING COUNTY Inmates face assault charges

The deputy was beaten with his radio and hit with scalding water, the sheriff said. YOUNGSTOWN --

MAHONING COURT Prosecutor challenges plea deal in slaying

A suspect has said -- then denied -- that he knows who killed the victim, a prosecutor said. By

NHL Penguins shock Flyers with 2nd-straight win

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earned his second career shutout. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three rookies led

NORTH SIDE Suspect in rash of purse-snatchings to face charges in municipal court

YOUNGSTOWN -- Vernon Lamont Reed, suspected in a rash of purse-snatchings at Forum Health Northside


Both vulnerable. West deals. NORTH x 9 7 3 u 9 7 6 2 v K 10 8 6 w 9 2 WEST EAST x 8 4


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SUNDAY 1st--Catawhompus (Parker)10.005.404.20 Tap Twice (McFadden)4.603.00


MINNEAPOLIS REGION Villanova Philadelphia, 25-4. Nickname: Wildcats. Coach: Jay Wright.

Forest Lawn cleanup

Forest Lawn cleanup All winter decorations must be removed from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 5400

"I'm not going to let it slide off the table. We're going to try and see if we can ban some of the

"I'm not going to let it slide off the table. We're going to try and see if we can ban some of the

3RD ANNIVERSARY Iraq still is in ruins

Insurgent attacks help stall rebuilding efforts. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- As the

WCI BANKRUPTCY Many workers can't wait for case's end, USW rep says

Lawyers huddled throughout the day to try to settle the bankruptcy case. By DON SHILLING

HEART HEALTH 2 studies debunk B vitamins theory

But B vitamins may help to prevent heart disease in healthy people. WASHINGTON POST Contrary to

HELOISE Chart shows meaning of universal laundry symbols

Dear Heloise: I'm constantly forgetting what the universal laundering symbols mean on clothing tags,

LAKEVIEW SCHOOLS District addresses online harassment

Lakeview pupils can take courses at a virtual learning academy next year. By ERIC GROSSO

FBI will honor Akron woman who found bodies of missing kids

BOSTON (AP) -- The FBI is holding a ceremony this week to recognize the Ohio woman who found the

Redd says Ohio State's Final Four season won't be forgotten

Redd says Ohio State's Final Four season won't be forgotten By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer

YOUNGSTOWN POLICE Amended suit calls for hiring

A former cop wants back pay and compensatory damages. YOUNGSTOWN -- The lawyer representing a high

EASTERN PA. Veterans cemetery deal facing deadline

The property sale comes with strings attached. ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Two months after federal

& lt;B & gt;BAKOS, & lt;/B & gt; John R., 49, of Oracle, Ariz.,

& lt;B & gt;BAKOS, & lt;/B & gt; John R., 49, of Oracle, Ariz., formerly of


FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK Terrance Edward Cheirs The U.S. Marshals Service in Northern Ohio is asking

Syracuse tops Pitt to win conference

Sophomore Josh Wright clinched the title win with four late free throws. NEW YORK (AP) -- Gerry


Inside Ellie Shields of Howland was named first team All-Ohio in Division II.

BOYS REGIONAL BASKETBALL Salem, Ursuline, Ridge in action

They begin their quest for a state berth this week in Canton. By JOHN BASSETTI VINDICATOR SPORTS

NEW MIDDLETOWN Village council awards paving contract

An ordinance to create a police reserve unit failed for lack of a second. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK


NBA FavoritePointsUnderdog Today INDIANA7Orlando Denver31/2NEW YORK MILWAUKEE6Atlanta


WASHINGTON REGION Connecticut Storrs, 27-3. Nickname: Huskies. Coach: Jim Calhoun. Seed:

City probes response time

GIRARD -- City leaders have investigated an elderly couple's complaint of slow ambulance services

Woman says she was sexually assaulted

AUSTINTOWN -- A township woman told police she was sexually assaulted in a janitor's closet at the

'CUCKOO'S NEST' Husband and wife take leading roles in TNT play

Both actors said they're nothing like the characters they portray. By L. CROW VINDICATOR

BROWNS Another Ohioan, Zastudil, comes home to Cleveland

The former Ohio University player is the Browns' third punter in three years. CLEVELAND (AP) --

ECONOMY Employers coming up short due to job surge

The job market seems to be cool in much of the Midwest, but the Southeast is hot. CHRISTIAN

HOW SHE SEES IT Nuclear deal with India is good for the U.S.

Opinion: By CONDOLEEZZA RICE WASHINGTON POST The week before last President Bush concluded a historic

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS Patrick Henry advances to state

Berlin Hiland is making its third straight state tournament appearance. ELIDA -- Jenna Inselmann

BOARDMAN New trustees vote down purchase using 2005 carry-over balance

Trustees had decided to spend down the reserve before asking for more taxes. By DENISE DICK

IMPERFECTIONS Fair held to convince women flaws can be fixed

At a plastic-surgery and skin-care fair, beauty and cosmetics are featured as women have a night


Mary Mullen of Bethel Park Library Laughter Club in Bethel Park, Pa., received training from World

Canada's warmest winter

TORONTO (AP) -- The winter of 2005-06 has been Canada's warmest on record and the federal agency

YOUNGSTOWN POLICE Sergeant: Strengthen minority recruitment

The minority list apparently wasn't mentioned to police candidates. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

DIVISION III GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT Irish want to 'finish the job'

Ursuline has won 14 straight heading into Thursday's state semifinal against Garaway. By JOE

TRUDY RUBIN Iraq's future in hands of next PM

Opinion: If you want to know when American troops can draw down from Iraq, here's the nitty-gritty: The

WARREN Court rules for driver in DUI case

The appeals court ruled based on a trooper's performance of field sobriety tests. By TIM YOVICH

Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2006. There are 293 days left in the year. The Jewish

Opinion: Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2006. There are 293 days left in the year. The Jewish

Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Mahoning Unlimited Classroom board of directors, 2 p.m., Mahoning County

Ex-game show host, wife die in plane crash

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A former TV game show host and his wife were killed Monday morning when

EDGERRIN JAMES Ex-Colt bolts to Arizona desert

The two-time NFL rushing champion's first-year compensation will be $14.75 million. TEMPE, Ariz.


AUTO RACING NASCAR news BAD DAY: A day that started badly for Ryan Newman quickly got worse in


SATURDAY'S GAMES Chicago 95, Atlanta 90 Washington 110, Detroit 92 Orlando 103, Golden State


LIQUOR LICENSES The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers

Iowa wins; Ohio State runner-up

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Iowa's Jeff Horner was tired of coming up short, so he did something about it.

RED CROSS Trumbull chapter to get 2nd emergency vehicle

When one vehicle is at an out-of-town disaster, the other will be on hand. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

TRUMBULL COUNTY McDonald man pleads guilty, gets probation in vehicular homicide

A Warren man has pleaded guilty to six drug charges and will be sentenced later. By ED RUNYAN

BUSINESS Basic brown bags become billboards

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS We've had graphic art messages on T-shirts, bracelets, backpacks and even

OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY Rep. John Boccieri opposes change in method to fund regional airport

By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF State Rep. John Boccieri said he will be fighting

NFL roundup

NFL roundup Jamal Lewis has re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens. C-.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC Mystery, suspicion surround death

Moscow officials question the results of the Dutch autopsy. THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A swirl

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Miles Davis, Sex Pistols among those inducted

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath finally got their due. NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of

Three face charges in store robbery

WARREN -- An 18-year-old Warren man was charged Monday with the March 6 armed robbery of the Food

Filtering system does better job of flushing fluids than pills do

The treatment requires no drugs and gets people home sooner than pills do. ATLANTA (AP) -- An

DELPHI PACKARD Union OKs strike authorization

Union officials are meeting with the company Wednesday in Detroit. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf New Jersey3328.541--5-5W-119-

MAHONING COMMON PLEAS COURT Supreme Court division to make recommendations

The division's services are free, but its suggestions may come with a price. By DEBORA SHAULIS

CAVALIERS Heat on upper end of 98-92 outcome

Alonzo Mourning took charge during a decisive stretch. MIAMI (AP) -- While LeBron James and Dwyane


SUNDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES HEAT 98, CAVALIERS 92 CLEVELAND (92) -- James 11-27 24-28 47, Gooden 4-9



A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown Township:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown Township: CANFIELD CITY

DALLAS City lobbies for film

Officials argue: Where else would you film 'Dallas'? DALLAS (AP) -- City officials say there's no

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Write-in candidate plans to oppose Ryan

The Republican needs at least 50 votes in May to get on the November ballot. By DAVID SKOLNICK


MILL CREEK PARK The Vindicator/Heather Cory There's nothing imaginary about flower pot friends

hHistoric church to close

hHistoric church to close NEW ORLEANS -- A young child is presented to the congregation of St.

CLEVELAND Browns sign free agent nose tackle

14-year veteran Ted Washington is the team's fifth new addition. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland

Natural-gas threat leads to 2-block evacuation

YOUNGSTOWN -- City police and firefighters evacuated a two-block area of a South Side neighborhood

WASHINGTON IRS warns of online identity-theft scams

The government said there's an increase in 'phishing' schemes. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal

MIDWEST Violent storms kill 10 in path of death, destruction

In Missouri, the governor declared a state of emergency. RENICK, Mo. (AP) -- Homeowners across the

MCDONALD SCHOOLS Officials thank agencies for help in evacuations

The superintendent is forming a committee to help pass a school levy. By MARY SMITH VINDICATOR

AP sues Pentagon for Guantanamo records

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press sued the Defense Department on Monday for the release of

Associated Press

Associated Press HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Past, present and future Girl Scouts of America from the Mercer

PLAY-IN GAME Hampton, Monmouth keep NCAA dreams alive

DAYTON (AP) -- History is a good-news-bad-news thing for both Monmouth and Hampton, which face each


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Divorces granted David Crook vs. Jane Seefried. Robert Harn vs. Patricia

Thrashers 3, Rangers 2

Thrashers 3, Rangers 2 NEW YORK -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tying goal late in regulation and

GIRLS BASKETBALL Irish back for more on Value City floor

Sugarcreek Garaway and Castalia have no recent state experience. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR

TRUDY RUBIN Tycoon's fate is a tale of Russia

Opinion: Deep in the bowels of Siberia, in a grim penal colony where the winter temperatures reach 40 degrees

Arraigned in slaying

Arraigned in slaying YOUNGSTOWN -- Jason Carter, 29, of Carroll Street was arraigned in municipal

hStalker ordered away

hStalker ordered away TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Colorado man accused of stalking Linda Ronstadt for