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Heltzel says pact can be rescinded

A contract for sanitary sewers south of Brookfield Center will be considered today. By TIM YOVICH


The veil as a political issue won't go away

Opinion: By ANNE APPLEBAUM WASHINGTON POST Quite a long time ago, having briefly joined the herd of 20-


Detroit man to be tried, though he is absent

Police could not find the Detroit man. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU NEW


Media suit objects to guidelines

Blackwell's new order contains conflicting language, a lawyer said. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio's new


More NFL On C5

MORE NFL ON C5 Ben Roethlisberger is questionable for Sunday's Steelers game in Oakland, but Bill


She's seeing 'Jim,' but not in the nude

Dear Annie: I worked with "Jim" for two years, and we became great friends. We didn't date due to


Newt Gingrich stumps for Kenneth Blackwell

Strickland has voted to cut taxes 81 times, his spokesman said in response. MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP)


2 councilmen suggest adopting 3-month budget

Warren expects to lose $1 million from Delphi and GM cutbacks, the auditor said. BY AMANDA GARRETT


GAME CHANGE

GAME CHANGE Steelers vs. Saints PITTSBURGH -- The starting time for the Steelers' Nov. 12 home


Stung by a lack of pollinators

Opinion: Sacramento Bee: Opponents of conservation often scoff at the notion that society should protect


ON TOUR

ON TOUR This weekend's pro golf events PGA TOUR Chrysler Championship Palm Harbor, Fla.


North-South vulnerable. South deals.

North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A Q J 9 5 9 6 5 4 3 5 4 2 WEST EAST 10


West Elementary School faced with loss of teachers

Opinion: West Elementary School faced with loss of teachers EDITOR: Driving down South Schenley Avenue on


No joke: Penguins are in 1st

The Pens upended the New Jersey Devils 4-2. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A seemingly insignificant game in


Question for voters: Should state auditor be a CPA?

Editorial: Ohio's auditor of state oversees an office of more than 700 auditors -- one of the largest


Sex-offender roundup is set during trick-treat

The program has worked successfully in Columbus for many years. LIMA, Ohio (AP) -- About 40 sex


AGENDA THURSDAY

Agenda ThursdayMahoning County Board of Health, 8 a.m., 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown. Legacy


RAIL TRANSPORTATION Duferco Farrell to get 900,000 state grant

The state handed out 20 million in grants to improve rail transportation. FARRELL, Pa. -- A


Bush attacks Dems in fund-raising talk

The president mocked the Democrats' opposition to his proposed tax cuts. LOS ANGELES TIMES


Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown Township:

Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown Township: CANFIELD Oct. 17


Swim meet will honor longtime advocate Kelly Jo Carlson

The Special Olympics meet is expected to attract between 150 and 200 swimmers from several counties.


Russians have a million questions for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russians have submitted more than a million queries for Vladimir Putin ahead of an


YSU to focus on STEM fields to aid Valley success

Transition teams are being formed and the change could take place next fall. By HAROLD GWIN


Torturous crime is described

Seventy percent to 80 percent of the two victims' bodies were burned. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR


Killing of 3 brings toll to 12

TOLEDO (AP) -- Three men were killed, either shot or stabbed, early Tuesday inside a boarded-up


Warren man jailed on robbery charges

WARREN -- A 35-year-old man is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on charges of committing two


Roethlisberger's status questionable as starter

Coach Bill Cowher said that tests taken this week were encouraging. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ben


Gripes about shifts aired

Six teachers will be reassigned to other schools to deal with the issue. By HAROLD GWIN


St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Brian and Deborah Cooper, Salem, boy, Oct. 23. Isaac and Lisa


Youngstowner accused in punching, stabbing

The man who was stabbed had to go to the hospital. BOARDMAN -- A Youngstown man was lodged in the


Austintown schedules its first leaf pickup

AUSTINTOWN -- The township's first leaf collection starts Monday. Residents need to buy recycled


Southern Illinois coach still hospitalized after seizure

The 45-year-old suffered the seizure after taping a weekly TV show. CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) --


U.S. gets Iraqis' OK to work on timetable

President Bush faces growing pressure to rethink his policies on Iraq. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS


& lt;B & gt;BOULIS, & lt;/B & gt; Dr. Gust N., 79, of Canfield;

& lt;B & gt;BOULIS, & lt;/B & gt; Dr. Gust N., 79, of Canfield; calling hours Friday


ROUNDUP

ROUNDUP Tuesday's other game Senators 6, Maple Leafs 2 TORONTO -- Mike Fisher and five others


Owner of dog that bit girl to pay fine

A deputy dog warden said the girl's medical bills will be paid by the dog owner. YOUNGSTOWN -- The


OHIO

OHIO Jobless rate in Ohio drops to 5.3% COLUMBUS -- Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in


"I knew that this was going to happen -- they really just wanted us out of there. There was not a good exit strategy for some of these places, and if there was, it was poorly done."

Opinion: "I knew that this was going to happen -- they really just wanted us out of there. There was not a


Man charged in robbery of Walgreen's

BOARDMAN -- A 23-year-old Market Street man was charged with robbery, accused of demanding money and


SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE Oct. 21: St. Louis 7, Detroit 2 Sunday: Detroit 3, St. Louis 1 Tuesday: St. Louis, 5,


Is NCAA's tax-free status justified?

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Before Miami police quelled the recent riot involving more than 100 University of


Western men ignorant about Muslim women

Opinion: By YVONNE RIDLEY WASHINGTON POST LONDON -- I used to look at veiled women as quiet, oppressed


BOARDMAN Beeghly Oaks union agrees to Forum Health 3-year pact

BOARDMAN -- A union at Beeghly Oaks has agreed to a three-year contract with Forum Health. The


Buckeyes fans upset over snub

What are the five least-liked letters in Ohio? Try E-S-P-N-U. Contrary to popular opinion, the


Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes set their wedding date

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes set their wedding date NEW YORK -- Hollywood's most high-profile engaged


Police probe disturbance at apartments

AUSTINTOWN --Township police were called to an apartment complex after a disturbance that involved


Labor peace to continue for 5 years

Baseball players and owners finalized a new collective bargaining agreement. ST. LOUIS (AP) --


Howland slips past Boardman after Kohn's goal in second OT

The Tigers advanced to play Poland in Saturday's district final. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR


ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL DIVISION I 1, Cin. Colerain (17) 9-0314 2, Cin. St. Xavier (13) 7-1305


OHIO VALLEY ALUMINUM Plant gives choice: 20% pay cut or closing

A Steelworkers official called the company's demand 'outrageous.' By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


Rayen meeting planned

AUSTINTOWN -- The Rayen School Class of 1955 will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday at Denny's,


McKinney wouldn't look at evidence

Most of the bodies were nearly completely burned to ashes. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Political ads back stem cell research

The actor made no effort to hide the effects of his Parkinson's disease. NEW YORK (AP) -- The


South Side man is convicted of 20 rape counts

The defendant is facing eight mandatory life terms. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


Coptic pope undergoes spinal surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church based in Egypt had successful


Study: Flu vaccine safe for kids under 5

Researchers studied 45,000 U.S. children for the study. CHICAGO (AP) -- The biggest study ever to


Allmendinger set to join Team Red Bull for 2007

The Champ Car driver is the latest open-wheel defector to the circuit. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --


'High School Musical' adds tour to its credits

The tour will stop in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "High School Musical" is


Peewee football back at South Saturday

The Youngstown mayor is pleased football is returning to the stadium. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY


War with no name being fought in Iraq

Opinion: By CLIFFORD D. MAY SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Generals prefer to fight the last war for a good


Famed rock climber dies in fall at Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A renowned rock climber was killed when he fell 500 feet


Lucy fossil to come to U.S.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- One of the world's most famous fossils -- the 3.2 million-year-old


Carthon resigns offense position

Cleveland has the worst offense in the NFL and one win this season. BEREA (AP) -- Maurice Carthon


Complaint pulled; Strickland pleased

The elections board is meet today to vote on dismissing the challenge. By D.A. WILKINSON


In Boardman, future first lady?

Ohio's next probable first lady worked as a teacher for two years in Kentucky. By DENISE DICK


Poland's defense shuts down Green

Maureen Malone scored two goals for Poland, which will play Howland. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU


Jackson-Milton tops Mathews in Div. IV district semis

The Bluejays will meet St. Thomas Aquinas, which defeated Lordstown. LISBON -- Alyssa Chine scored


Advocate reassures: 'Call us for help'

The speaker said victims should make preparations before leaving. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


Sotheby's to auction letter by Catherine of Aragon about marriage

LONDON (AP) -- A letter from Catherine of Aragon pleading for help to preserve her marriage to King


Woman shot in arm in fight at apartment

Woman shot in arm in fight at apartment YOUNGSTOWN -- A 20-year-old woman who visited her sister


For some, white is hopelessly out of season

But designers have been ignoring that no-white-after-Labor-Day rule for years. SCRIPPS HOWARD In


Tressel's happy at OSU but wouldn't rule out the NFL

Speculation abounds that he'd consider coaching the Browns someday. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A rah-rah


Active-duty troops plan to go public in protesting war

Military members are limited in how they can express their dissent. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS


Weeks of wrangling produce zilch

The woman dismissed her complaint but said she was right. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM


'Warcraft' expansion delayed

ASSOCIATED PRESS An eagerly awaited expansion pack to the online video game "World of Warcraft"


New date to be set for sexual-battery trial

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jury selection came to a halt Tuesday in the sexual-battery trial of a former Mahoning


Candidates bare sharp edge in TV ads

Sykes says she'll shape up the office; Taylor says Sykes hasn't done an audit. By JEFF ORTEGA


AP photographer released

AP photographer released GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Associated Press photographer was freed


SELECTED STOCKS

STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 23.72 .09 Avalon Holdings,7.61.12 Clear


2 plead innocent in postal worker's death

CANTON (AP) -- Two men have pleaded innocent in the stray-bullet shooting of a postal carrier killed


TRESSEL STAYING PUT

Tressel staying put Although reports surfaced that Jim Tressel would consider an NFL job, the


local

LOCAL Pact can be pulled, commissioner says TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioner Paul Heltzel says a


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY XCol. Louis J. Campbell VFW Post 3538, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers, will hold a


Mix in some peanut butter and jelly

An unusual choice creates a flavorful surprise. By J.M. HIRSCH ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.H.


Poll: Costs of health coverage make voters uneasy

Even those who are employed don't feel good about their situation. LOS ANGELES TIMES WASHINGTON


Weis can't figure out Irish dropping in polls following their UCLA victory

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Charlie Weis isn't sure Notre Dame is a top-10 caliber team. He's


3 arraigned in Subway robbery

YOUNGSTOWN -- A woman and two men accused of taking part in the armed robbery of the Subway


North Road to be 1-way for 2 years

'People will be frustrated,' the township administrator said. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Don't let anyone steal your dreams, 'Rudy' tells kids

Dreams inspire learning, and focus is the key to success, Ruettiger said. By HAROLD GWIN


CB Baxter has surgery; NFL future is in doubt

The last player to tear both patellar tendons on a play missed four seasons. CLEVELAND (AP) --


Austintown police arrest Warren brothers in theft

The theft suspect led police to the stolen money, a police report said. AUSTINTOWN -- Township


Cards take 2-1 lead

St. Louis' Chris Carpenter whitewashed the Tigers, 5-0. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter was


Man who killed 5 dies by injection

At his trial, the cult leader referred to the killings as 'pruning the vineyard.' LUCASVILLE,


DOMESTIC ABUSE Warning signs

General signs to help identify potentially abusive partners: Jealousy: Do they become angry when


Penguins put loss behind them

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Seniors Ryan Jewell and Jason Perry are


Report : Tuition, fees go up 6.3%

Financial aid isn't keeping pace with the increases. ASSOCIATED PRESS It's what passes for good


Beyond the pie and jack-o'-lantern

Pumpkin recipes, both sweet and savory, are plentiful for easy pumpkin-themed dinners. By JENNIFER


Planning agency moving back to city

The move will happen late next month. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN --


Difference is also the icing on the cake

Dear Heloise: What is the difference between a plain chocolate cake mix and a devil's-food cake mix?


Projects recommended for grants from state

The county received nearly $1.4 million in grants for environmental projects. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK


Firefighters say blaze was caused by arson

YOUNGSTOWN -- City firefighters said arson was the cause of a blaze that destroyed a vacant, two-


Search warrant results in man's drug arrest

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police serving a search warrant on a house at 149 Willis Ave. arrested the occupant on


Shooter gets 23 years at sentencing

The victim had arranged to meet a prostitute, police said. YOUNGSTOWN -- The man charged with


Thieves damage cell-phone tower

LIBERTY -- Township police are investigating the damage of 12 cables and theft of a copper ground


GM may reschedule for OSU-Michigan

LORDSTOWN -- Production schedules may be revised so that workers at General Motors' Lordstown


Minnesota's struggles coming at wrong time

The Gophers are wondering what's wrong with their offense. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sure, those 1,000-


Div. III district final pits Mooney against Ursuline

YOUNGSTOWN -- Aleko Frangopoulos scored two goals in leading Mooney High to an 8-0 victory over


More games overseas possible

Mexico, Canada, England and Germany are possible sites. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The NFL will play as


Labor, poverty groups sue over ID law

It's unconstitutional, the lawyers argue. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Lawyers for labor and poverty groups


Officials seek execution date for Biros

The Trumbull County prosecutor's office says Biros has exhausted his appeals. By ED RUNYAN


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Marc J. Kirk, 27, Warrington, Pa., and Mandie Stoffregen, 29,