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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

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

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


ROADRUNNING RESULTS

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

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


SPEECH WINNERS | Howland High

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

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

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.

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

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


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SELECTED STOCKS STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.52 --.08 Avalon


PGA TOUR-MERCEDES-BENZ

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


BASEBALL

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

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'

'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

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

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

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


COLLEGE BOWL PREVIEW | Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MONDAY

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


SATURDAY'S RESULTS

SATURDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Mooney 69, St. Thomas Aquinas 34 Hathaway


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

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

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


DENNY'S PBA TOUR-H & amp;R BLOCK

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

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


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

& 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,


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New


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

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

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


NFL PLAYOFFS

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.


hispanic celebration

HISPANIC CELEBRATION The Vindicator/William D. Lewis YOUNGSTOWN'S THREE KINGS: The Hispanic


& lt;B & gt;DAVISON, & lt;/B & gt;Malcolm & amp;#147;Mike,

& lt;B & gt;DAVISON, & lt;/B & gt;Malcolm & amp;#147;Mike, & amp;#148; 86,


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

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

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


THE VINDICATOR/NICK MAYS

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

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

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


FRIDAY'S RESULTS

FRIDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Beaver Local at Oak Glen, W. Va. Cleveland


2006-07 FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES

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

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


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