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Heltzel says pact can be rescinded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


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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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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


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


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


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


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