Halloween pet contest
HALLOWEEN -- it's not just for people anymore. Pets of all varieties are hamming it up for Halloween. Think yours is the cutest, funniest, weirdest? See if the Vindy.com world agrees. E-mail your JPEG or TIFF photos of your darlings in their Halloween finest to firstname.lastname@example.org, then vote for your favorites Wednesday on Vindy.com. The top three winners will get a prize.
Holy haunted houses
SOME Halloween spook houses, sponsored by churches, lead kids through a series of graphic reality-based skits that portray the consequences of sin.
Strickland and Star
TV PERSONALITY Star Jones campaigned with U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland of Lisbon, Democratic candidate for governor, at a Youngstown church Friday.
Child rapist getsfive life sentences
A CONVICTED rapist from Warren has been sentenced to five consecutive life prison terms, plus two years, for the multiple rapes of a 12-year-old girl.
A UNION that rejected a pay cut plans to challenge the proposed closing of a Niles aluminum casting plant.
In step with Hounds
TYSON SPRINGER, 4, of East Palestine skates with other members of the Skating Club of Greater Youngstown between periods at The Youngstown SteelHounds' home opener Friday night. They performed a routine to "Monster Mash." The Hounds beat the Rocky Mountain Rage and are in first place.