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A chance for redemption

COLUMBUS (AP) -- No motivational speeches are needed for Ohio State's game against Texas on Saturday


Streak-snapper Texas pitcher Kevin Millwood allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 10 over


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS SUNDAY 1st--Dawn's Revenge (Pilares)13.805.20 Little River Bank (Spieth

Kahne creeps closer to Chase

He also won Saturday's Busch Series race at California Speedway. FONTANA, Calif. (AP) -- Kasey

Global customers

A wall of photos turned out to be a good marketing tool. By ALLIE SHAH MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

Big Ben to miss season opener

The Super Bowl quarterback had an emergency appendectomy Sunday. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh

Conversation Salons planned at libraries

YOUNGSTOWN -- Conversation Salons held by the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will

Is U.S. losing war on terror?

The threat from Islamic extremists is changing and growing. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS KABUL,

GOLF ROUNDUP Sunday's events

PGA Deutsche Bank NORTON, Mass. -- All that hard work finally paid off Sunday for Vijay Singh, who

Video is meant to soften al-Qaida's image, analysts say

It isn't a warning that an attack is imminent, experts said. CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- The new al-Qaida


BINGO/CARD PARTIES St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell, will have its annual

STANDINGS New York-Penn League

McNamara Division WLPct.GB Staten Island (Yankees)4228.600-- Aberdeen (Orioles)4031.56321/2


INDICTMENTS Trumbull County A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted these people, who will be


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND At Saitama, Japan Friday, Aug. 25 Argentina 79, New Zealand


DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP At the TPC of Boston Norton, Mass. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage:

Church volunteers help storm victims to rebuild

One volunteer said she made the trip because it was the right thing to do. MEDINA, Ohio (AP) --

Improvements planned at Austintown intersection

AUSTINTOWN -- A high-accident intersection is scheduled for a $250,000 traffic signal improvement


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MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jeffrey S. Stone, 24, of 23131 2400 E. St., Princeton, Ill.,

Vacant house destroyed

Vacant house destroyed GIRARD -- Firefighters are investigating a blaze that destroyed a vacant

Wages losing ground

From 2000 to 2005, real median family income dropped 0.5 percent a year. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

"Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes" (8 p.m., NBC): "Whatchu talkin'

"Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes" (8 p.m., NBC): "Whatchu talkin'

Miami, Florida St. get ready to renew big rivalry tonight

A year ago the Hurricanes dominated, but the Seminoles prevailed 10-7. MIAMI (AP) -- A year has

Shields Road between Tippecanoe and Raccoon roads in Canfield.

Shields Road between Tippecanoe and Raccoon roads in Canfield. Messerly Road between Shields and

SMOKING POPES A new path gives singer new outlook

Converting to Christianity has changed the songwriter's direction. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR


SATURDAY'S RESULTS FOOTBALL AREA Alliance 46, Chaney 30 Ursuline 43, Wilson 16 Mooney 28,

Bridge replacements set in Youngstown, Canfield

A landmark downtown bridge will get a $4 million, 18-month upgrade. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Team getting better

The problem is that so is every other team in the world competition. SAITAMA, Japan (AP) -- All

Capture of al-Qaida No. 2 announced

He was behind the Feb. 22 bombing of the Shiite shrine in Samarra. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --


Opinion: JAPAN Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, Aug. 28: Labor costs in China are skyrocketing. The low-cost

"Space is no longer going to be a destination that we visit briefly. We're going to learn to live

Opinion: "Space is no longer going to be a destination that we visit briefly. We're going to learn to live

Playoff game wouldn't conflict with OSU-Texas

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- If the Mahoning Valley Scrappers win their


U.S. OPEN Sunday's results At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York

No simple answers in Iraq

Opinion: Washington Post: In the first of a series of speeches on Iraq last week President Bush described

Questions remain on defense

There wasn't anybody in Stambaugh Stadium Thursday night who really thought Slippery Rock had a

2 candidates for governor set to debate

A panel of local press will question the candidates. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

TOP 25 ROUNDUP | Sunday's games

No. 13 Louisville 59, Kentucky 28 LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Michael Bush passed up a shot at the NFL to

Parents base self-worth on kids' deeds, prof finds

She is gathering data now on middle-school children from the Shenango Valley. By HAROLD GWIN

LATE SATURDAY | Indians 6, Rangers 5

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kevin Kouzmanoff stepped into the batter's box with the bases loaded for his

A quartet of quickness for 'Lions

Notre Dame can expect more of PSU's four-linebacker set. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- All summer


GAME TIME Today Who: Scrappers at Williamsport. When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).

Pujols' homers topple Bucs

He hit threee to highlight the annual "buddy walk" game in St. Louis. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert


TODAY 11 a.m. (27) (19) (2) Tennis: U.S. Open. 1 p.m. (STO) (WKBN-AM 570) Baseball: Indians at

Ex-Spice Girl alleges her baby was abused

Ex-Spice Girl alleges her baby was abused LONDON -- Geri Halliwell has complained to police that

Rising costs help limit resurfacing program

Available dollars haven't grown with paving costs, the county engineer says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


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Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 850

Rodriguez's bat leads Scrappers' sweep

Mahoning Valley stayed alive in the race for the Pinckney Division title. By TOM WILLIAMS


Annan fails to make headway with Iran TEHRAN, Iran -- The U.N. chief got little satisfaction

U.S. needs a strategy for work

Opinion: By JON FORMAN MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE Work. Hard work! And plenty of it. That's what has made the

Israeli official rules out talks -- for now

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out peace talks with Syria for now,

Cultural exhibits offer international flavor

By AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- "It's a Small World," after all, echoed

Ohio to begin baiting program

Trumbull, Columbiana and Mahoning counties are among the areas for rabies baiting. YOUNGSTOWN --

MLB ROUNDUP | Sunday's other games

NATIONAL LEAGUE Phillies 8-1, Braves 7-3 PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard homered in his first three


The U.S. Marshals Service in Northern Ohio is asking the public to help find its Most Wanted

Government would alter definition of 'grass-fed'

Conventional farmers could slap a grass-fed label on their beef, critics say. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Musicians union spreads joy

Opinion: Musicians union spreads joy EDITOR: I would like to say a big than you to the musicians of Local


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Thursday, Sept 7th. PITTSBURGH4Miami Sunday, Sept 10th.

Today is Monday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2006. There are 118 days left in the year. This is Labor

Opinion: Today is Monday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2006. There are 118 days left in the year. This is Labor

No celebration for workers today

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- According to the Bush administration, this is the best of times for the American


FOOTBALL SCORES SATURDAY EAST Albany, N.Y. 17, Lehigh 16 Allegheny 35, Westminster, Pa. 10

Ailing Agassi bows out tearfully

Even in losing he was cheered by fans and players who watched. NEW YORK (AP) -- Crouched alone in

LATE SATURDAY Pirates 1, Cardinals 0

ST. LOUIS -- Salomon Torres' first save of the year was far from routine. The Pittsburgh Pirates'

Mourners pay respects to mayor

Luke Ravenstahl, 26, the city's youngest mayor, was sworn in Friday. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Several

There's only one place to get this high

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay Riders on the Full Tilt got a thrill. Besides being high in the


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Living in fear after assault

Dear Annie: Two months ago, I was sexually assaulted at work. The company hired a private

Amendola has three scores for Boardman

BOARDMAN -- Tyler Amendola scored three touchdowns Saturday as the Boardman High football team

Pa. teen kills his friend when gun discharges

PAOLI, Pa. (AP) -- A teen pointing a gun at a friend in his driveway killed the friend when the

The Virus

THE VIRUS What is it? The rabies virus is found in the saliva of affected animals, most often


SATURDAY'S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE Toronto 5, Boston 1 Minnesota 6, N.Y. Yankees 1, 8 innings

Country rockers wow the crowd

It was a high-energy performance, and the audience kept right in step. By AMANDA GARRETT

Disparaging words wrapped in sweetness

The phrase seems to be heard more often in the South. By SADIA LATIFI and ELY PORTILLO MCCLATCHY

Lack of location means listeners can't tell where station is

Dear Heloise: I wanted to agree with the letter in your column about radio stations just giving


BIRTHS St. Joseph Health Center Carla Baran and Marlon Allen, Warren, boy, Sept. 2. Shannon


The Texas pitcher allowed two hits and struck out 10 in a 5-2 victory. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --

Workers ensure U.S. economic success

Opinion: By ELAINE L. CHAO SECRETARY OF LABOR One week after Labor Day, our nation will be remembering

Libeg's first year in minors a success

The YSU standout is in the Indians' farm system. By JOHN BASSETTI VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Americans remain workers, but doing different work

Editorial: Much has changed in the 124 years since the first Labor Day in the United States, but statistics

Irish sport workmanlike form in opener

They struggled at times against Georgia Tech, but pulled out the win. LOS ANGELES TIMES ATLANTA

Flood victims slowly get lives back to normal

Community, strangers help families hurt by flooding. CONCORD, Ohio (AP) -- Northeast Ohio


YSU Women's soccer LORETTA, Pa. -- The Youngstown State women's soccer team (1-3) lost a hard