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Strickland increases lead in campaign funds

The Democratic attorney general candidate lags behind his GOP opponent. By DAVID SKOLNICK

No puzzle why this movie's a winner

Puzzle creators and fans are profiled in this fascinating documentary. By CARRIE RICKEY



PREVIEWS Friday's games

URSULINE (2-0) vs. FITCH (2-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fitch High Falcon Stadium Last

Makers boost flu vaccines

Officials say the best time to get the flu shot is in October or November. ATLANTA (AP) -- About

Herbal diet pill, medicines clash

Q. I bought an herbal diet pill and checked its Web site. It is said to be safe, containing konjac

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young promote 'Freedom of Speech'

The band works around the erratic schedule of guitarist Neil Young. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

MLB ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees 8, Royals 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Randy Johnson took a no-hit bid into the

Steelers,Miami launch tonight

The Steelers open play with an eight-game winning streak from last year. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- They

Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2006. There are 115 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2006. There are 115 days left in the year. On this date

Crue's journey brings changes for hard rockers

The bassist says the debauchery backstage has toned down. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

Her weight loss makes boyfriend insecure

Dear Annie: Over the last 12 months, I have lost 160 pounds. That's great, but the more weight I

The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and

The Vindicator

The Vindicator BODIES FOUND: Girard police have concluded that the deaths of Alice Fire, 76, and

Miss Huffman, Mr. Pechatsko to be married

XCLEVELAND -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of Kristan L. Huffman and Anthony F. Pechatsko, both

AMVETS official urges posts to grow

Brown has hosted his own veterans talk-radio show for 24 years. YOUNGSTOWN -- J.P. Brown III,

ON THE FAIRWAYS | This week's golf events

PGA TOUR Canadian Open Ancaster, Ontario Schedule: Today-Sunday Course: Hamilton Golf and Country

Play reunites cast, director

The director said working on the play has 'been like old home week.' By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR

STAIND Band members show sense of maturity

By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Staind guitarist Mike Mushok can't remember if the rock

Warner looks at city as location for film

Warner looks at city as location for film YOUNGSTOWN -- Warner Bros. is looking for a location for


'WORDPLAY' Grade: B. Director: Patrick Creadon. Running time: 90 minutes. Rating: PG (profanity,

Bush acknowledges existence of secret prisons

Detainees were not tortured, the president said. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday

Band's still ready to rock

Def Leppard will be in the area for two shows next week. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Newton Falls teachers strike nears

The core issues are salary and insurance, the schools superintendent said. BY AMANDA GARRETT

Victims' friends criticize sentence

A car crash victim called the driver who caused the crash 'an evil man.' By AMANDA GARRETT

Some face challenges over evicting suicidal students

Do colleges have a duty to try to prevent suicides? NEW YORK (AP) -- A depressed Hunter College

In 'Hollywoodland,' Affleck delves deep, does a super job

The movie, which tends to drag at times, could have been faster paced. By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP

St. Elizabeth Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth Family Birthplace Laura Billet and Ryan Bevington, Columbiana, boy, Sept. 5. Forum

Israel agrees to lift blockade, clearing way for rebuilding

The decision was met with applause from a political gathering in Lebanon. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel

Rescuers capture, remove dozens of abandoned cats

Philanthropists Tony and Mary Lariccia of Boardman gave $10,000 for the cause. By PATRICIA MEADE

Indians lose 3-2 to Jays

Derrek Lee hit a grand slam on his 31st birthday, leading Chicago over Pittsburgh, 7-2. ASSOCIATED

Buckeyes add H-2-0 to playbook

Ohio State lost its last four regular season night games, including their only two defeats a year


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Hubbard keeps winning in TAC

The Eagles swept Lakeview in three games for a 2-0 league and overall record. By DOUG CHAPIN

"I do not recognize someone who tries to act as the chief federal executive without having a

Opinion: "I do not recognize someone who tries to act as the chief federal executive without having a

Panel OKs pact for demolition

One contractor withdrew a proposal and another was disqualified. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL

Supermarket rates food for consumers

The rankings are based on USDA guidelines. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Shredded wheat gets 3 stars. Baked

Man accused of using cutter on woman

SHARON, Pa. -- Larry Lowe Sr., 54, of Liberty Street is in Mercer County jail on $250,000 bond

Ruling expected in financial dispute

GIRARD -- An 11th District Court of Appeals magistrate is expected to issue a ruling in a financial

Bush hits road, using message from speech

The president's first stop was a visit to Tennessee. CHICAGO TRIBUNE NASHVILLE, Tenn. --


Team Statistics YSUMAINE Record1-00-0 Points per game51.019.6 Points Allowed21.025.7 Total

Lee and Chick click to aid in Hubbard win

HUBBARD -- R.J. Lee's goal on Alex Chick's assist with less than 20 minutes remaining snapped a 1-1

BFI seeks scaling back of garbage fee increase

The Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste District delayed a vote on the fee increase for a few days. By ED


Sharapova in semifinals Her shots sparkling as much as her silver sneakers, Maria Sharapova

Event will honor judge, WYTV co-anchor

YOUNGSTOWN -- Gina Marinelli, co-anchor of WYTV TV-33 news, and Judge Diane Vettori will be honored

Woman reports being robbed in apartment

BOARDMAN -- A Mathews Road woman reported two men followed her into her apartment and robbed her of

Great shots spell victory

Maria Sharapova beat Tatiana Golovin to draw No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo. NEW YORK (AP) -- Her shots

Round one in governor's race opens in Youngstown

Editorial: Labor Day is the traditional kick off for the general election season, but the Ohio gubernatorial

Prosecutors to seek death penalty

Prosecutors listed three reasons for seeking the death penalty. AKRON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors

MCDONOUGH MUSEUM Artworks examine merging cultures

All of the artists have moved from their birthplaces. By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR ENTERTAINMENT

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "The Secret Garden." Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane. Auditions are 2 p.m. Sunday

Schrader's 24 points key Lowellville past Ursuline

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jacque Schrader scored 24 points as Lowellville High defeated Ursuline in four sets in

Gas-station manager faces 19 charges, pleads innocent

WARREN -- A Poland man who manages the Hubbard Gas & amp; Mini Mart was arraigned Wednesday in

Aunt talks about 16-year-old's death

The case of a teenage girl's stabbing death goes before the grand jury Tuesday. By TIM YOVICH


'HOLLYWOODLAND' Grade: C. Director: Allen Coulter. Rating: R for language, some violence and

Bush has Browns on high alert

Cleveland is looking for ways to neutralize New Orleans' blur of a rookie RB. BEREA (AP) -- "Stop

Fighting escalates over money for voting machines

'These childish games have to stop,' the auditor says. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS

A reason to cheer The Western Reserve High football team is finding success under former Chaney assistant Mike Kopachy

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF BERLIN CENTER -- Western Reserve High senior quarterback

ZUCCHINI Fresh ideas for bumper crop

There's no need to be embarrassed by an abundance of the vegetable. By JENNIFER WOLCOTT

Official to begin assuming control

The prime minister will determine how quickly he will take control. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq

BOARDMAN Police chief

The three-member screening committee appointed by township trustees has selected 12 applicants for

if you go

IF YOU GO What: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Freedom of Speech" tour. When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Longhorns must contend with Smith

No Texas players have had to play a whole game against the Buckeyes elusive quarterback. AUSTIN,

North-South vulnerable. North deals.

North-South vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A K J K J 5 J 10 3 K Q 10 9 WEST EAST 8

Couple plead guilty to lesser charge

The couple were charged in April after a maintenance inspection. By JEANNE STARMACK VINDICATOR

New semester is a chance to start over

Opinion: By JOHN M. CRISP SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Classes began last week at the college where I

'Whose Line' stars Mochrie, Sherwood to perform at Packard hall

WARREN -- Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, two of the stars of the Emmy-nominated television series

Rookie Sanchez beats Colorado with a no-hitter

He benefited from three defensive gems in the 2-0 victory. MIAMI (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez was


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Joshua B. Heitman, 26, of 3759 Burkey Road, Austintown, and

Rabies bait program is launched

The baiting program is spread over 10 days. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT NORTH


Inside "Stop Bush!" is the cry in Cleveland this week, and it's got nothing to do with politics or

California paves the way

Opinion: Star Tribune, Minneapolis: California's bold move to slash its greenhouse-gas emissions is the right

Leftist intellectuals undermine America

Opinion: By JAY AMBROSE SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE On Sept. 11 five years ago, 19 terrorists did their

"Where Did It Come From?" (8 p.m., The History Channel): The concept of the luxury high-rise

"Where Did It Come From?" (8 p.m., The History Channel): The concept of the luxury high-rise

Death rates from cancer decline

Increases in breast cancer appear to have leveled off. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Death rates from cancer

Pytlik-Davis engagement is announced

XWARREN --Announced by Laurie Gillam of Parkman Road is the engagement of her daughter, Katie

Whetson-Wyant troth announced; wedding planned for early November

XAUSTINTOWN -- Ronald and Gayle Whetson, 470 N. Turner Road, are announcing the engagement of their

Writers group meeting

Writers group meeting Trumbull County Writers Group will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Howland

Family struggles with deaths

Family members said both women will be remembered as caring and giving people. By JOHN W. GOODWIN


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

Residents hear details about improvements

All work will be done within the city's right-of-way on South Broad Street, officials said. By

Football Standings

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usual materials. One piece, titled "Tac Suicide Vest With Matching Thong," by Cheryl Yun, is

Maine brings veteran team

Defensive lineman Mike DeVito is a pre-season All-American. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS

Victorian Players moves opening date

YOUNGSTOWN -- Due to electrical problems, Victorian Players Theatre has moved back the opening of

QBs Morelli, Quinn billed in Penn State-Irish battle

They received different appraisals in their season-opening performances. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) --

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Ex-Illinois Gov. Ryan gets 6 years in prison

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Gov. George Ryan, who was acclaimed by capital punishment foes for suspending

Grades are mixed for Ohio and Pennsylvania in report

None of the states did very well in terms of making college affordable. By HAROLD GWIN

Clarett indicted on five additional charges

The ex-football hero goes to trial Sept. 18 in a Jan. 1 robbery case. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Maurice

Committee promotes bond issue

Suggestions for improvements came from the community. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Thousands of police pay respects to officer

The police officer volunteered to help track down the suspect. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Thousands of

State, local agencies target south side crime

All of the agencies involved are pooling their resources. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Yo, Adrian! Rocky statue will return to famed spot PHILADELPHIA -- Sylvester Stallone, above, on

Tape raises issues of ethics, taste

Ethics experts see no compelling reason to release the videotape. NEW YORK (AP) -- "If I'm going

Plan would let doctors issue 90-day supply

Some doctors already have been issuing multiple prescriptions. WASHINGTON (AP) -- People taking

Braff has two reasons to attend Toronto Film Festival

By TERRY LAWSON DETROIT FREE PRESS Zach Braff loves film festivals, which is why he is taking a

FRUIT TART Bend, fold, shape and bake it

Known by many names, free-form tarts are easy to make. By CAROLE KOTKIN MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

Mom gets four years for breaking girl's legs

The judge said the defendant's story insulted his intelligence. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 23-year-old West

Man pleads innocent in woman's death

LISBON -- An East Liverpool man has entered a plea of innocent to a murder charge in the death of a

College match is not a prize to be won

Opinion: By WILLIAM E. TROUTT SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Time magazine's recent cover story "Who Needs

Panel recommends 12 applicants for chief

Each applicant was chosen by at least two screening committee members. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

BOARDMAN SCHOOLS Bond issue support

The Friends of Boardman Schools, a campaign committee promoting passage of a 3.5-mill bond issue on

Dog warden criticized by angry pet owner

The owner of a dog that killed a neighbor's dog faced charges. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR

No arrest or charges

No arrest or charges AUSTINTOWN -- A story in The Vindicator's Aug. 29 edition included factual

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman: Aug. 31 Theft/misuse of a credit card:

Baby Suri, cover girl

Baby Suri, cover girl NEW YORK -- With a cherubic face and a shock of dark hair, Suri Cruise --

Teaching kids safety, maintenance pays off

Dear Heloise: When my children became of age to drive, I made it a point to show them the workings

Longevity a costly reality for Japan

Opinion: TOKYO -- Longevity is a blessing, but the Japanese live inconveniently long lives. Inconvenient,

The theater season begins at Youngstown State University with "Love of A Pig," which begins at 8

The theater season begins at Youngstown State University with "Love of A Pig," which begins at 8