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More findings against Columbiana health official

LISBON — The special state audit of the Columbiana County Board of Health issued $5,442 in

Lordstown plant in Astra's future?

DETROIT — The Lordstown car plant probably will lose the Chevrolet Cobalt but stands a

Datish parents on cloud nine

PHOENIX — The excitement of taking in the BCS national championship game will be tempered

Teacher taped student's mouth, suit says

<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px">STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) _ A former special education

Fire destroys Warren home

WARREN — A child playing with a lighter is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a

Bridges tell tales

CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) -- The first thing visitors to the small hamlet of West Cornwall notice is its


VETERANS Struthers native retires Air Force Master Sgt. Scott L. Barnhart has retired after 26

Mooney streaks to seventh in row

The Cardinals used a balanced attack to roll past St. Thomas Aquinas, 69-34. LOUISVILLE --

Winning in Buffalo is sweet feat

Pittsburgh has yet to lose a game in regulation when leading after 40 minutes. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)


A F.A.S.T. KICK START TO DECLUTTERING Professional organizer Peter Walsh's plan for permanent


ROADRUNNING RESULTS 9TH JINGLE BELL (at Canfield Fair Grounds) Male overall: 1. Herb Cratty,

Foreign adoptions declined in '06

One expert says the growth rate from the '90s is over. NEW YORK (AP) -- After tripling over the

Looking at SR 11 area

The interchange study includes traffic counts and growth projections for the area. By DENISE DICK


TODAY St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bucks trounce Illinois, 62-44

It was the Illini's worst home loss since 1976. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- One thought drove Illinois


Results from the 13th Annual Amy Lowe Memorial Speech Tournament. TOP TEAMS Howland, 110

Decadent self-indulgence xxxx destroy America

With greater urgency and frequency than ever before, respected pollsters from Barna to Zogby and

League accepting minigrant applications

YOUNGSTOWN--The Junior League of Youngstown is now accepting applications for minigrants. These are

Wild West comes to Far East

Cowboy wannabes hold a hoedown. KUMAMOTO, Japan (AP) -- Yoshinao Tsuji has just one regret in

Superintendent seeks delay in building decision

NORTH LIMA -- The superintendent of South Range School District has asked the board of education to

Once again, Columbus on alert to limit rowdy campus behavior

The city got some practice following arrests and fires in student neighborhoods after the Michigan

Some scoring, good defense carry Poland, 49-34

Niles has two key players, but needs help from others. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


ATP CHENNAI OPEN Saturday At SDAT Tennis Stadium Chennai, India Purse: 380,000 (Intl.

College students test creek for mine acid

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Acid mine drainage research done by a group of 19 Westminster College


Diocesan guild CAMPBELL -- The Diocesan Infant Jesus of Prague Guild will have its monthly Mass at

With Dem majority, vetoes are more likely

Experts are bracing for a possible onslaught of vetoes from the president. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Oklahoma City group eyes Penguins

The team already has an offer to move to Kansas City. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City

Drayton spurned law career to coach

The former Allegheny standout and coach is now an assistant for Florida. By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR

MiniPage Teacher's Guide

MiniPage Teacher's Guide MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards.

Professor: China will become big competitor for the U.S.

The UAW and automakers are expected to settle their differences this year without a strike. By DON

Vindicator spelling bee set for March 17

The winner of this competition advances to the national contest in May. YOUNGSTOWN -- The date for

THE WORST OF '06 From film to diets

We've all recently seen the usual best-of-the-year rankings, but how about some worst-of-the-year

AARP 3104

AARP 3104 Canfield Chapter 3104, AARP, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Canfield Presbyterian Church,

Heacock gets his point across

The Ohio State defensive coordinator jumps into the action with his players. By ROB TODOR

Playing to sell-out crowds

City to city, screen to screen, the teenage actor is creating quite a stir. By LYNN ELBER AP


Both Democrats and Republicans had a lot to say in consultations with Bush. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Close friends set to do battle today

Indianapolis coachTony Dungy and Chiefs' Herm Edwards are old pals. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Herm

KraftMaid lays off hundreds

The number of laid-off workers is about the same as were hired earlier in the year, one worker said.

Erie man charged with homicide

Talk of killing the victim started a couple of weeks before the shooting, police said. By LAURE

El Salvador prison riot leaves 17 inmates dead

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Rival gang members battled each other with homemade weapons and


NFL PLAYOFF GLANCE Wild-card Playoffs All Times EST Today Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:30

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PGA TOUR-MERCEDES-BENZ CHAMPIONSHIP Friday's results At Kapalua Resort, The Plantation Course


BASEBALL BB Rooners -- will conduct a pitching clinic for boys age 9-18 beginning today. Call

Arraignment set in phony-checks case

AUSTINTOWN -- One of two women accused of passing phony travelers checks at township stores and


NATION Difficult duty AS THE death toll from the Iraq war has topped 3,000 and many

Alice and Calvin Trillin, leaving the London registry office where they were married on Aug. 13, 1965. From the March 27, 2006, edition of the New Yorker magazine.

Alice and Calvin Trillin, leaving the London registry office where they were married on Aug. 13,

Airline doubles number of customers

The company hopes to continue to expand. VIENNA -- Allegiant Air, the company that began providing


'NEED FOR SPEED CARBON' (EA Games) for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, PSP, PS2, Xbox, DS

Today is Saturday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2007. There are 359 days left in the year. On this date in 1412, according to tradition, Joan of Arc is born in Domremy.

Opinion: Today is Saturday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2007. There are 359 days left in the year. On this date

Financial resolutions, new and old

Do this ... don't do that ... New Year's is finger-wagging time, when we set our sights high for

King's birthday events planned

YOUNGSTOWN -- Several events are scheduled to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Carpenter turns home into real castle

The castle has raised eyebrows and squeals of delight from passers-by. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

Defense asks judge to suppress statements

The judge will set a trial date after ruling on the motion to suppress statements. By TIM YOVICH


AREA Curbstoners to honor Mooney BOARDMAN -- The Curbstone Coaches will honor Mooney High's

Dog being trained to spot infected trees

The insect has destroyed hundreds of thousands of trees in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario. TOLEDO

Bittersweet finale

It's been a dream come true for their son to be an Ohio State Buckeye. By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR

Changing doors and moldings are good upgrades

With low mortgage interest rates in place right now, this is a great time to upgrade the interior of


ALL MY CHILDREN Zach confided to Kendall that Amelia, the woman in the photo, was his mother, and

PREVIEW \ Youngstown State University basketball

MEN YSU (7-8, 2-1) at DETROIT (4-10, 1-2) When: Today, 4:05 p.m. Where: Calihan Hall, Detroit,

Grants available for Safe Routes to School program

Projects can range from the educational to actual bike and pedestrian paths. COLUMBUS -- The Ohio

Is too much neatness bad for us?

Some argue that the pursuit of perfect order can exact a huge cost in money and time. By MARILYN

Man sentenced to 11 years in 2005 shooting of girl

The victim was seriously hurt, the prosecutor told the court. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Lansdowne Boulevard

James struggles, but Cavs get win

LeBron had just eight points, but Drew Gooden picked up the slack. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- LeBron James'

Cowher on the clock

Cowher on the clock With Bill Cowher showing no signs of returning next season, the Pittsburgh

Rising death toll in Iraq complicates Arlington tradition

The women who serve as Arlington Ladies take their duties seriously. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON

Associated Press

Associated Press GOP LEADERSHIP: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, second from

Game-day patrols

Game-day patrols BOARDMAN -- Township police will supplement their regular patrols with high-


700s Boardman -- Tom Parker (734), Mike Cook (715) & amp; John Larson (704) in Window World;

The SteelHounds' Jeff Christian is named the player of month

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown SteelHounds left wing Jeff Christian has been named the Central Hockey

From the ashes, a fantasy home

HARTFORD COURANT SHARON, Conn. -- The day after the fire nearly seven years ago, the stone mansion

State police charge chief public defender

Falls' client was arrested on theft and drug charges. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA

Celebrity influence creates a big-bag fashion frenzy

The one-size-fits-all concept makes the big bag a must-have item. SCRIPPS HOWARD This season,

Well-child clinic

Well-child clinic GIRARD -- The well-child immunization clinic is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the

Dexter has key goal in Phantoms' win

BOARDMAN -- Brent Dexter's goal at 8:46 of the third period proved to be the game-winner as the

TODAY | So. Mississippi (8-5) vs. Ohio (9-4)

What: GMAC Bowl. Where: Mobile, Ala. Game time: 8 p.m. TV: ESPN. Coaches: Jeff Bower (111-77-1 in

Defenses dominate as Mooney tops Irish

There were turnovers and missed shots galore but the Cardinals prevailed, 39-32. By JOHN KOVACH

GARDEN FORUM Upcoming activities

Call Dorothy Haddox, (330) 799-1613, or Eleanor Young, (330) 758-8273, for reservations or

Search begins for new coach

It's only the second time since 1969 Pittsburgh has had to look for one. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- His

New radio talk show to fill void

Radio listeners who make WRBP 101.9-FM a regular stop on their dial have by now made the transition


CINCINNATI (7-5) vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN (8-4) What: International Bowl. Where: Toronto. Game time:

NBA ROUNDUP | Friday's other games

Wizards 116, Clippers 105 WASHINGTON -- Gilbert Arenas scored 29 of his 35 points in the first

Leetonia turns back Southern for 8th win

The 50-42 victory gave the Bears their best start in school history. LEETONIA -- The Leetonia High


Third snowstorm in 3 weeks hits Colorado DENVER -- The third snowstorm in as many weeks barreled

A taste of the West comes downtown

A Medina County native on the tour said bull riding has always been his dream. By SARAH POULTON

Less troubled times

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: In most societies, it isn't news when a major political party accepts the

Husband should talk to doctor about medications

Q. My husband had stents put in his arteries three years ago. At his periodic checkups, he gets a

Offering a departing blessing to readers

How do you say goodbye? I've wrestled with that question since I made preparations to leave the

Fitness becomes business concern

Some companies put potential hires through extensive physical tests. RALEIGH NEWS & amp;


MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE WLPct.GB Philadelphia73.700-- Chicago75.5831 Detroit66.5002

Officials mull referendum for government study group

County commissioners say they want public input on the matter. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

Sabres avoid 3-game skid by beating Maple Leafs

Toronto is 0-4 this season in games following victories with at least a four-goal margin.

Law restricts teen drivers

A safety official officials says distraction plays a role in after-school crashes. By SARAH

YSU women win at Ill.-Chicago

CHICAGO -- Junior Heather Karner scored a game-high 21 points Saturday as the Youngstown State

Underdog Gators look to slow Bucks

By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR SPORTS EDITOR PHOENIX -- "We can't worry about what people say about us.

Bankruptcy judge approves debt refinancing proposal

Delphi has two hearings next week as its court case continues in New York. NEW YORK (AP) -- A

NEXT UP \ This week's events

YSU Thursday -- Men's basketball vs. UW-Green Bay, Beeghly Center, 7:05 p.m. Friday-Saturday --

Most charges dropped in 'Girls Gone Wild' case

Most charges dropped in 'Girls Gone Wild' case PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A judge on Thursday dropped most

Dems deal with deficit

One rule will make it harder to pass tax cuts or benefit increases. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Resurgent

After rain delay, Mummers finally march

The weather was so balmy, marchers didn't need their usual long underwear. PHILADELPHIA (AP) --

Detroit topples YSU men for Horizon win

DETROIT (AP) -- Brandon Cotton scored 18 points and had five assists Saturday to help Detroit roll

Man gets 6 years in prison

Another man goes to trial next month on charges involving the same female. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

State to oversee city's finances

A recovery coordinator will be appointed in 30 days. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA

Underwater CSI training course is one of a kind

There is a shortage of trained investigators who can collect evidence underwater. PANAMA CITY,

Board of zoning appeals

Board of zoning appeals Hartford Township trustees are accepting applications for an alternate


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st--Eden Roc (Headworth)12.604.603.20 Sweet Edith

Bush deserves high praise for keeping Africa pledge

Editorial: When President Bush pledged early in his administration that Africa would be on his radar screen,


SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Thursday At New Alhambra Arena, Philadelphia, Kid Diamond,

Hubbard's Fasline is a hit in Brazilian jiujitsu

The 16-year-old has developed into one of the top performers in America in his age group. By JOHN

Moschella earns 499

Moschella earns 499 Boardman High girls basketball coach Ron Moschella coached his 499th victory

Red-hot Cavaliers drop Nets

LeBron James scored 19 points as the Cavs won their fourth in five nights. CLEVELAND (AP) --

Former Bucks QB Krenzel not swept up in nostalgia

The 25-year-old hasn't closed the door on his NFL career. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Buckeyes'

NFL PREVIEW | Today's games

Game time: 1 p.m., TV: CBS. Opening line: Patriots by 9 1/2. Series record: Jets lead 48-45-1.

Hundreds of pupils to compete at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN -- As many as 600 school pupils from five Northeast Ohio counties are expected to visit


BIRTHS Forum Health Women & amp; Infants Pavilion Joey Ann Rupeka-Miller and Robert Miller,

Organizers tempt us every year

WASHINGTON POST The impulse toward organization and smarter time management has become a big

Ford's courage in office hurt political ambitions

Opinion: Gerald R. Ford, our 38th President, who died Dec. 26. is the only president to assume office without

Dann risks alienating friends in the press

Opinion: When Democrat Marc Dann was a state senator, he endeared himself to reporters with his commitment to

Old tobacco, modern ads are a deadly combination

Opinion: Old tobacco, modern ads are a deadly combination EDITOR: When Columbus and his crew stumbled

Execution likely to be postponed

Tami Engstrom's sister says she's upset with Strickland's decision. STAFF/WIRE REPORT COLUMBUS

Business digest

REGION National Fuel Gas projects bill rise of at least 7 ERIE, Pa. -- National Fuel Gas


TUESDAY Moccacin Flower will meet at 7 p.m. at the Baptist church for a program on "Getting to

Clapton will be next to perform in China

Clapton will be next to perform in China SHANGHAI, China -- Eric Clapton will perform in Shanghai

After initial publicity, lives of heroes can take nosedive

New York's 'Subway Superman' can take a lesson from Daniel Santos. NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Santos

At annual event, mayor reviews past, looks ahead

The mayor reviewed 2006's accomplishments as well as continuing challenges. By DENISE DICK

2 new Pa. state representatives open offices

SHARON, Pa. -- Two of the region's newest members of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives

College must bear a cross of intolerance

Opinion: Proof that tolerance is becoming intolerable: Students willingly attending a university that was

Vindicator file photo

Vindicator file photo EXTREME CHANGE: Volunteers worked during four days of October 2005 to

Teen boy faces charge of murder

The second suspect was charged last May with gang activity. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Moschella on verge of 500th win

The Ohio record belongs to Lutheran West's Karen Wittrock, who had 614 wins through 2005. By JOE

Brookfield rallies past Eagles, 61-40

The Warriors' second-half effort was led by Morgan Bonekovic. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS

President outlaws Hamas force

Hamas formed the security force last spring in a challenge to the Fatah party. GAZA CITY, Gaza

The YSU grad has worked with Olympic athletes and members of the NBA.

The YSU grad has worked with Olympic athletes and members of the NBA. By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf New Jersey1418.438--5-5W-310-


MONDAY L.B. Circle, an auxiliary of Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at noon at Denny's in

Harding's defense fails in 65-50 loss

The Raiders also failed to take advantage of their size. By ERIC HAMILTON VINDICATOR

Epiphany marks events in Jesus' life

Greek Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epi-phany today. The word "epiphany" is Greek and means

Avalanche hits Colorado

Avalanche hits Colorado DENVER -- A huge avalanche buried cars on a mountain pass Saturday on the

Pens weigh arena options

Mario Lemieux's choices are Plan B in Pittsburgh or taking off for Kansas City. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

Zapolski has 37 saves as Phantoms blank Alpena

Mahoning Valley improved to 13-0 at home with the 4-0 win. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

Group seeks nominations for music education honor

The Boardman Local School District was the only local district on the list last year. CARLSBAD,

Mahoning county

MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals at noon weekdays at nine

Hawks snap 8-game losing streak, defeat Clippers

ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Zaza Pachulia added 22, and the Atlanta Hawks ended an

Cowher's decision was good

No one likes to see an era come to an end, but Bill Cowher's resignation as Pittsburgh Steelers

friday's nba summaries

FRIDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES CAVALIERS 95, BUCKS 86 CLEVELAND (95) -- Gooden 13-20 5-6 31, L.James

Dinner-dance planned as evening to remember

Proceeds from the event will be used to assist families in need. CANFIELD -- Canfield Community

Cincinnati drops W. Mich. with late field goal, 27-24

It was the first college bowl game to be played in Canada. TORONTO (AP) -- Kevin Lovell's 33-yard,

Heroes breakfast to honor area residents

BOARDMAN -- The fourth annual Heroes of the Mahoning Valley Breakfast will honor local residents

District attorney won't run again

Epstein has spent 30 years in the district attorney's office. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR



It's time again for readers to share unique names of pets

Dear Readers: A little more than a year ago, we featured several columns with unique pet names that


Reward in disappearance LISBON -- A 5,000 reward has been offered for information on the

Irish roll to 8th behind Brown

The Ursuline senior scored 30 points and had 15 rebounds in the win over Rayen. YOUNGSTOWN --


BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS--Named Larry Brown executive vice


DENNY'S PBA TOUR-H & amp;R BLOCK CLASSIC Saturday At National Bowling Stadium Reno, Nev.

Smith finally fulfilling dreams with Buckeyes

By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR SPORTS EDITOR PHOENIX -- For all the talk about escalating coaches

NEWS SHOWS Sunday topics

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" -- Reps. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.,

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications and has issued new permits.

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: 9 3 8 7 2 A Q J 7 6 2 10 4 Partner opens the bidding with

The right hardware helps with hangings

New fasteners don't have to cost a lot either. NEWSDAY The days of hope, hammer and a nail are

Stagnation continues in new-drug approval

Development of new drugs hasn't kept pace with research and spending. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The

Solich enjoying Bobcats' rare bowl

It's the first postseason appearance for OU in 35 years. MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Frank Solich went

6 writers given chance to rock Rolling Stone

The winner of "I'm From Rolling Stone" will get a job at the magazine. By MARISA GUTHRIE NEW


Knitting clases YOUNGSTOWN -- The Jewish Community Center is offering two knitting classes on

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& lt;B & gt;BASSETT, & lt;/B & gt;Lucille A., 93, of Niles; calling hours Sunday

Help for those who lack the gift of knowing what to give

NEW YORK (AP) -- What to give the bride and groom? And how to give it? Leigh Zarelli at the Web

Eagles upend Hounds

Youngstown will soon take some of its focus off the ice and on to a good cause. LOVELAND, Colo. --

Chuck Pulice's 300 puts feather in cap of Mahoning Valley Men

Chuck Pulice's 300 was top single during the Dec. 14 session of Mahoning Valley Men at Holiday.

OSU has its own 'Hitman'

By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR SPORTS EDITOR PHOENIX -- "Animal Junior" is out. So are about a half-

Court's attorney fees in battle with city total 28K

The mayor said it is unclear who will pay the bill. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

HELPING HANDS Volunteering

Volunteer Services Agency, a United Way Agency, is a local resource for volunteer recruitment,



Nominations sought for Presidential Awards

WASHINGTON -- The 2007 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is

NOTEBOOK | BCS national championship

Ginn's preference: Ted Ginn Jr. said he's noticed the Buckeyes' offensive line is a "different

OSU band members march with pride

Jenna Brucoli got a standing ovation for wearing her uniform into a restaurant. By HAROLD GWIN

Christianity undergoes massive global shift, book contends

By RICHARD N. OSTLING FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What were the key religious developments around

Titans get bench help from Murray

Poland High graduate Eric Fender scored 14 points in Mount Union's 80-60 loss to Wilmington. NEW

Manning struggles, but Colts' defense jells

The Indianapolis offense was rescued in a 23-8 win over the Chiefs. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton

AREA COLLEGES | Friday's games

MEN Geneva 70, Myers University 47 CLEVELAND -- Greg McDivitt scored 14 points, while Jermaine

Appellate judge battles death penalty

Judge Boyce Martin's stance has divided the 6th Circuit Court. CINCINNATI (AP) -- A veteran

Stone leaves most-winning legacy at Greenville

One could say, without a doubt, that Greenville High School's highly impressive football program has


REBECCA HIVELY KENNETH VOTAW CANFIELD -- Nuptial vows were exchanged at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25 as

Taft pardons 2 convicted of selling drugs

COLUMBUS (AP) -- On his last business day in office, Gov. Bob Taft pardoned two men convicted of

Who's the underdog? Eagles, N.Y. relish role

Philadelphia is a seven-point favorite for today's game. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No matter the point

Great ride as a reporter comes to an end

Opinion: COLUMBUS -- Six years has seemed to go by in a blink of an eye. It was six years ago that I first

How do we counter a violent culture?

It starts with an inadvertent bump or shove in the hallway or lunch line. The "offender" doesn't say

Magazine offers tips for college applications

CLEVELAND -- STACK magazine, dedicated to helping teen athletes improve their performance safely and

Getting a role in 'Grease'

The series follows the efforts of actors and dancers who want lead roles in the musical's revival.


SCRAPPERS Former Indian Laker to manage Scrappers CLEVELAND -- Longtime Indians catcher Tim


NFL Playoffs FavoritePointsUnderdog Wildcard Round NEW ENGLAND81/2NY Jets PHILADELPHIA7NY

More on OSU

MORE ON OSU Inside, on the Web "Animal Junior" is out. So are about a half-dozen other names.

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Ernie Kent strikes again as Ducks jar No. 1 UCLA

The Oregon coach helped the Ducks do the same thing as a player in 1974. ASSOCIATED PRESS


THURSDAY'S GAMES Detroit 92, New Orleans 68 Dallas 100, Indiana 91 L.A. Lakers 132, Sacramento

"Just Jordan" (7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon): Lil' JJ, the 16-year-old stand-up comic, stars as ninth-

"Just Jordan" (7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon): Lil' JJ, the 16-year-old stand-up comic, stars as ninth-

Gators' Meyer concerned over long preparation time

He still thinks Monday's game will come down to blocking and tackling. By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR

Keep your free-roaming cats indoors, please

Our world faces many difficult ecological problems. Pollutants foul the air and water, excessive use


NFL PLAYOFF GAMES Wild-card Playoffs All Times EST Saturday Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 8


The Vindicator/Nick Mays GETTING SET: Taking a break after making arrangements for a dinner and

EVENT Rotary sets date for annual charity auction

Community service activities will be supported by funds from the benefit. BOARDMAN -- Jan. 26 has

Florida experiment will pay off here

Things started getting a little crazy around the third strike on three consecutive casts to the

Ministry offers special-needs training

NEW WATERFORD -- The Guardian Angels Special Needs Ministry at East Fairfield United Methodist


FUGITIVE OF WEEK Reshaud Biggs The FBI and the Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown are asking

Hair loss is only chink in Buckeyes WR Ginn's armor

The Ohio State receiver is looking forward to Monday's title game. By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR


SATURDAY Sekulta members will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at Perkin's Restaurant in Boardman.

Officers seated at garden guild's dinner

CANFIELD -- Officers who will head up St. Michael Garden Guild during 2007 were installed during a

Packer's jumper lifts the Buckeyes past Kentucky

The defeat snapped the Wildcats' eight-game winning streak. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio State's

Sheriff promotes Lewandowski to major

YOUNGSTOWN -- James M. Lewandowski has been promoted from captain to major by Mahoning County

Shining examples of caring and giving

Giving ranged from help for Katrina victims and monetary donations to random acts of kindness. By

Jones, Dallas ready for Seattle

The Cowboys running back has been in a slump, but ready to break out. IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Julius




2006-07 FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES Tuesday, Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 37, Northern

Snooping confirmed her worst fears

Dear Annie: I have a serious trust issue with my fianc & eacute; of two years. I feel I have to

NHL ROUNDUP | Friday's other games

Coyotes 5, Thrashers 4 ATLANTA -- Yanic Perreault scored 2:29 into overtime and the Phoenix


INSIDE On B1 A list of people, agencies and companies that were bright lights for the Mahoning

Oprah's production comes to rescue of Youngstown man

Smith also performed at the 2000 Olympics ceremony in Australia. By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Tonya Collier and Keith Smith, Austintown, twins: boy and girl,

British official criticizes Saddam's hanging

LONDON (AP) -- The likely successor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned Saddam Hussein's

Kara Cooper has 22 to lead Yo. Christian

CANTON -- Kara Cooper had 22 points, 12 steals and eight rebounds for the Youngstown Christian girls

Stage Left troupe to present 'Dream Coat'

Stage Left troupe to present 'Dream Coat' LISBON -- Stage Left Junior-Senior High Players will


Good game for Gooden With LeBron James struggling, Drew Gooden scored a season-high 31 points and

Official: No proof for Marines' claim

Four Marines are charged with murder in the deaths of Iraqi civilians. WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.

2 arrested in Subway robbery

Police said that one man was to act as a decoy . NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- State police arrested two men

Bush works to complete new war plan

Bush is considering sending up to 20,000 more troops, military officials say. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Reappointed to panels

Reappointed to panels GREENVILLE, Pa. -- State Sen. Bob Robbins of Greenville, R-50th, was

Pupils, teachers seek to save horse chestnut

The 80-year-old tree is slated to be cut down to make way for a driveway. KIRTLAND, Ohio (AP) --

Decadent self-indulgence can destroy America

With greater urgency and frequency than ever before, respected pollsters from Barna to Zogby and

Father and son officials air gripes

The Democratic officials face different on-the-job financial problems. By D.A. WILKINSON

Liberty takes a Hitt from Eagles 60-53

Hubbard's Corey Hitt had 20 points and 15 rebounds in the league opener. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU

Barton pigs out in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- There's been no shortage of storylines leading up to Monday's BCS national championship

Grandma didn't find filler cartoons to be the least bit funny

Dear Annie: When my grandchildren were at my house recently, we watched "Spongebob Squarepants" on

Scholarships available for students to study abroad

The program also encourages local folks to serve as host families. WAYZATA, Minn. -- International

Students to do overseas research

CLEVELAND -- Business students at Cleveland State University are looking for a few Northeast Ohio


A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted these people, who will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Friday

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