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Defensive tackles Laws, Landri lead Irish defense

They are always mentioned together and play side-by-side on the field. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) --

Victory Christian Center plans spark hearing

The estimated cost of a new worship center is 7 million to 10 million. By LINDA M. LINONIS

Pick a purple pouch to update wardrobe

MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS One of the simplest ways to update a wardrobe is with accessories. And this

Charlie Wilson is sounding like a winner

Opinion: It's a safe assumption that state Sen. Charlie Wilson, the Democratic candidate in Ohio's 6th

Sharon felony arrests

Sharon felony arrests SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon police have had 26 felony crimes committed in the city

Ex-Browns' Green has breast cancer

The former backfield mate of Jim Brown wants others to be aware. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Monday mornings

Cool Web sites Quick, which of these celebrities is still alive -- former TV-show host Art

Voting machines hype is without foundation

Opinion: By PAUL DeGREGORIO MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE Americans have been bombarded lately with tales about how

Regulators award slots license to Presque Isle Downs

HARRISBURG (AP) -- State gambling regulators awarded a slot-machine license to Presque Isle Downs on

Passenger in stolen car faces charge

BOARDMAN -- The passenger in a stolen car that led police on a brief low-speed chase was charged


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Dawn McLaughlin and Jason Andrews, Rogers, girl, Oct.

Lawyer says dog-fight video is free speech

The law under which the man was convicted is not applicable, his lawyer said. PITTSBURGH POST-

CAMPAIGN FINANCE Pre-general election

Candidates and issue committees on the Nov. 7 general election ballot were required to file campaign

2007 Tour de France to have British beginning

For the first time ever the race will start in Britain. PARIS (AP) -- The 2007 Tour de France will

As times change, Ohio should join the smoke-free world

Editorial: When tobacco interests realized that a coalition of anti-smoking health care organizations was

Downtown Kiwanis holds installation

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tom Eisenbraun of Poland was installed as president of Downtown Kiwanis Club of

Ancient Pompeii brothel reopens

POMPEII, Italy (AP) -- It was the jewel of Pompeii's libertines: a brothel decorated with frescoes

Utility issues to be topic on Sunday show

YOUNGSTOWN -- Chris Verich of the Ohio Consumers Counsel will discuss utility issues and the 30th

Man felled trees with no OK

The value of the trees is estimated at nearly $1,500. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Nittany Lions try for big finish

They take on Purdue Saturday in another Big Ten matchup. THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER PHILADELPHIA

'Evil Dead' offers bloody good fun in musical form

Three graduates of an Ontario college rewrote the movie for the stage. NEW YORK (AP) -- Sit in the

Study: Regular exercise cuts the risk of colds for women

Exercise in moderation was found to be key to the findings. SCRIPPS HOWARD Older women who

Football film 'Facing the Giants' fails to score as inspirational offering

By JEFF STRICKLER (MINNEAPOLIS) STAR-TRIBUNE The religious proselytizing in the football movie

Mooney subdues Irish, 4-0, for 15th win, regional berth

Mimi Vitello scored two goals as the Cardinals posted their 14th shutout. By JOHN KOVACH

Two feet of snow closes highways, grounds flights

The storm encouraged one ski resort to announce it is opening in a week. DENVER (AP) -- The

Purple provides powerful shot of color for drab outfits

Spice up fashions with one of the many shades of purple. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS LEXINGTON, Ky. --

THE BIG ONES | From 2005

U.S. deaths and damage from five hurricanes that struck the United States in 2005, according to the

Rescue Mission's plan to build moves forward

A new facility would cost about $5 million. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN --

Walk to raise funds for trauma services

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Youngstown, in cooperation with the trauma services

Hints create extra storage space

Dear Readers: Closets are never big enough to hold everything we want to put in them. Of course,

COLLEGE PREVIEW \ Saturday's games

Capital (7-0, 6-0 OAC) vs. Mount Union (7-0, 6-0) Game time: 1:30 p.m., Mount Union Stadium,

Killings came as a surprise, witness says

McKinney killed one woman because she didn't give him money, a witness said. By ED RUNYAN

Big Ben appears ready to go in Oakland Sunday

He took all the snaps in Thursday's practice, but has to pass doctor's tests. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

Change order OK'd for East

The unfinished walls had 'a dungeon look,' a school board member said. YOUNGSTOWN -- A pair of

Council moves to raise sewer rates

Residents eventually will be billed monthly. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU

Woman charged with assaulting authorities

BOARDMAN -- A Youngstown woman is accused of striking a police officer and kicking a firefighter

4 firefighters die battling wildfire

Authorities plan to offer a $100,000 reward in an effort to find the arsonist. POPPET FLAT, Calif.

The Cards are in command

St. Louis defeated Detroit, 5-4, for a 3-1 Series lead. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Eckstein went

Ex-schools chief pleads guilty

Engle denies making betting-related calls from the schools. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM

Phantoms travel to Michigan for two against Ice Diggers

The Phantoms take on the Alpena Ice Diggers tonight and Saturday. BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley


INSIDE Clemson and Virginia Tech tangled in a key Atlantic Coast Conference game. C8 Capital

Ohio seeks appeal of suspended voter ID law

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Overruling the state's top elections official, state attorneys started the process

Fast-food chains tap into breakfast market

More restaurants are challenging McDonald's dominance at breakfast. RALEIGH NEWS & amp;

NFL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Browns: Right offensive tackle Ryan Tucker missed practice Thursday with what coach Romeo Crennel


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jarrod T. Grubb, 18, of 2999 Polly Road, Ravenna, and Megan M.

Engine problems have hurt Gordon this season

We're running out of Jeffs at the top of the NASCAR Nextel Cup standings. More to the point, four-

Man gets probation in purchasing scandal

In sentencing the repairman, the judge noted his lack of a prior criminal record. By TIM YOVICH

PREP PREVIEW \ Regional cross country

When: Saturday Where: Boardman High School Schedule: Boys -- Div. III 11:05 a.m.; Div. II 11:50;

Rapist's outburst leads to sentencing delay

The prosecution is asking for a 90-year to life prison term for the child rapist. By TIM YOVICH

Penguins must be ready for ISU

Coach Jon Heacock says the team must put last week's loss behind them. By PETE MOLLICA

Judge defends Dann against attack ad

Ads attacking defense attorneys are 'done in poor taste,' the judge says. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Chaney takes City Series finale over Wilson

The Cowboys took advantage of four second half turnovers by the Redmen. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU

Judge gives rapist 5 life prison terms

A judge accepted the rapist's apology before sentencing him. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Padres' Bochy eyes job with SF

Giants get permission to talk to San Diego manager SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Diego manager Bruce

SteelHounds ready for home opener tonight

Youngstown takes on the Rocky Mountain Rage at 7:05 at the Chevy Center. YOUNGSTOWN -- A fresh

Local incubator is tops in Ohio

Incubator tenants received $32.8 million in outside investment in one year. By DON SHILLING

Boys and Girls Club opens parking lot

Safety and accessibility are the reasons behind the improvements. By LINDA M. LINONIS VINDICATOR

Breathing a sigh of relief

Experts predicted up to 17 named storms, but so far only nine have materialized. MIAMI (AP) --

Today in history

Opinion: Today is Friday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2006. There are 65 days left in the year. On this date in

Greenford Ruritan club elects officers

GREENFORD -- The nomination and election of officers who will head the Greenford Ruritan Club in

Macenna's makeover is magical

HBA raised the money to make a little girl's wish come true. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR

Two homes declared unfit for habitation

One home owner did not respond to notices to get water. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF

State office probes fatal house fire

A son made it out of the house and was not injured. CANFIELD -- The state fire marshal's office is

Nine drivers have shot at points lead

They will compete in Bass Pro Shop 500 Sunday. SPORTING NEWS NASCAR WIRE SERVICE If the 2006

Noe created records for fake transactions, coin collector testifies

TOLEDO (AP) -- A coin dealer charged with stealing from a 50 million state investment created fake

Language should unify

Opinion: Language should unify EDITOR: If there's one subject that America has always been equal about,

Lack of nonrelated friends begins to concern her

Dear Annie: I have no friends and am not sure if I want any. Yet I read all the time about how

WRTA to save money with fuel consortium

YOUNGSTOWN -- Western Reserve Transit Authority will lock in diesel fuel prices for one year and

Black Sabbath is back

Black Sabbath is back LOS ANGELES -- The Black Sabbath boys are back, as the new band Heaven and

Microsys enters joint venture

Boardman will be the headquarters for the new operation. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS

Wal-Mart generics plan doesn't faze pharmacists

Some local stores say their prices already match Wal-Mart's new offer. By DON SHILLING

Mount Union set for showdown against Capital

The two teams are unbeaten and ranked No. 1 and 4 in Division III. By ERIC HAMILTON VINDICATOR

The Ohio Department of Education lists 17 charter schools in the Youngstown-Warren area. They are:

The Ohio Department of Education lists 17 charter schools in the Youngstown-Warren area. They are:

A how-to guide on calls to the wild

Hunting coyotes at night is not a good idea, the speaker said. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR STAFF

Most parents are willing to ask kids to take drug test, survey finds

DETROIT FREE PRESS DETROIT -- A majority of parents of teens are willing to ask them to take a

Rumsfeld's prophecy has come true

Opinion: At lunch Monday with a small group of columnists, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld handed us a

Team must remain focused

The Buckeyes still have three games before the showdown with Michigan. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Like two

Three radio stations to move studios to downtown

The studios will open early next year. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- The

East-West vulnerable. South deals.

East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH K 7 4 3 Q 10 8 2 8 7 4 3 2 WEST EAST 9 6

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty: GIRARD Oct. 22 Assault:

Warren Kiwanis honors Kimble

WARREN -- Ken Kimble of Austintown was named Kiwanian of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Warren

Regional Business Digest

REGION Mexican companies ask Venture Plastics for bids NEWTON FALLS -- Venture Plastics, an

'Just back off,' Rumsfeld tells war critics

Setting benchmark dates for progress is difficult, the secretary of state said. WASHINGTON (AP) --

SEC OKs filing of claims against former officers

ASSOCIATED PRESS The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the filing of civil fraud

Lineups: YSU vs. Illinois State

YSU OFFENSE RT -- (68) Pat Walker (6-5, 290, Sr.); (71) Erik Claxon (6-7, 340, Sr.) RG -- (67)

Killing attributed to 30-year grudge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- For five years, the death of Sandra Baker Joyner after a mini-facelift was

57 reports filed in past year of people stuck in elevators

Officials say the elevator that killed a student was about 1,100 pounds over its limit. COLUMBUS

Warrant leads to removal of 15 horses

CANFIELD -- Fifteen horses a veterinarian deemed were being mistreated were removed from 5156 S.


SCHEDULE Nextel Cup Feb. 19 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 26 --

Friday's Best Bets on TV

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (8 p.m., ABC): Maybe tonight will be the night when the

Exxon Mobil earnings rise to 10.49B

The oil company's profits may be even higher this quarter, an analyst says. DALLAS (AP) -- Oil

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Brookfield Board of Education board meeting, work session 9:45 a.m., meeting 10


STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 24.55 .48 Avalon Holdings,7.51.11 Clear

Commission OKs more funds

The appropriations included $60,000 more for the municipal court. GIRARD -- The state-appointed

Death toll for U.S. troops hits highest level in year

Violence traditionally increases during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --

Sheffield angry with New York

Yankees plan to exercise his $13 million option for next season NEW YORK (AP) -- Gary Sheffield is

Salem captures district crown

The Quakers knocked off TAC champion Hubbard in three games. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

Halloween pet contest, photos on

Halloween pet contest, photos on Halloween -- it's not just for people anymore. Pets of

Panel dismisses complaint in race

The complaint said the information in the ad didn't appear in a newspaper. By JEFF ORTEGA

Minister honored for her service

The award winner started a conversation group to deal with mental health issues. HOWLAND -- The

Girlfriend says McKinney wanted to leave town

The murder defendant prayed to be forgiven for tremendous sins. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


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ASSOCIATIONS American Association of University Women, Boardman-Canfield Branch, will meet

Group grades urban areas for ease of mass evacuation

Some city leaders say other disaster response options need to be better funded. WASHINGTON POST

Ore's runs power Virginia Tech

Branden Ore ripped Clemson for 203 yards rushing and two touchdowns. BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) --

Dozens of civilians killed in NATO strike

An Afghan official said militants fled into homes, which NATO then struck. LAY KUNDI, Afghanistan

CITIES How they rate

A new study assigned evacuation-capacity scores to major urban areas based on the capacity of roads


Surplus food Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road S.E., serving a free lunch from


A Mahoning County grand jury declined to indict Andrew Kocak of Youngstown on a receiving stolen

& lt;B & gt;BASS, & lt;/B & gt; Marilyn F., 74, of Canfield; calling

& lt;B & gt;BASS, & lt;/B & gt; Marilyn F., 74, of Canfield; calling hours today

NHL ROUNDUP \ Thursday's games

Sabres 3, Islanders 0 UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Maxim Afinogenov pumped in a goal and assist and Ryan

Levy failure would force big loan

School officials will hold an open forum on the levy at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. By HAROLD GWIN

U.S. government to develop physical-activity guidelines

Lack of exercise contributes to the 2 trillion in health care costs, an official said. WASHINGTON

Strickland fund outpaces Blackwell's

The attorney general candidates have raised 7.5 million combined. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Bush signs bill for 700-mile fence

The Mexican government reiterated its strong opposition to the measure. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

On the SidE. . .

Opinion: ON THE SIDE. . . This and that from the world of Valley politics. YOUR OPINION MATTERS: The

2 soldiers arraigned in deaths of detainees

2 soldiers arraigned in deaths of detainees FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Two soldiers from the 101st

Crestview district volleyball champ

The Rebels eliminated top-seeded Girard in three games. SALEM -- It took second-seeded Crestview

Boardman twins lead team into regional test Saturday

Rick and Jack Lape carry the Spartans hope for a state meet berth. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR

Paul remnants dampen Mexico

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Paul soaked Mexico's mainland

Food collection

Food collection Canned goods will be accepted for the needy at the Grist Mill, 1741 S. Raccoon

Study: Charter schools must be accountable

The system needs a better method of checks and balances, the report says. By HAROLD GWIN


Big Ben will play It looks like Ben Roethlisberger will play in the Steelers' game against the

New Middletown store hit in armed robbery

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Police are investigating an armed robbery at McQuaids convenience store at 10367


'FACING THE GIANTS' Grade: D Director: Alex Kendrick. Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes. Rating: PG

FUTURE PLANS Chaney vs. East

YOUNGSTOWN -- Although City Series football came to an end after 79 seasons following the Chaney-

ON THE TRACKS | This weekend's events

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Hampton, Ga. Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed

Man shot in mouth

Man shot in mouth YOUNGSTOWN -- Steven Slade, 18, of Woodside Avenue was sitting on his porch,