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Don't count those chickens yet

The lack of white has helped counties and communities in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys save a

No snow days in sunny northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — School districts pay a small fortune to keep their buildings heated in the

Balmy breezes and chainsaws -- is this really winter?

The warm winter has cut into sales at retailers who help local residents remove snow or even play in

Gwynn, Ripken in, but McGwire -- 'Y'er out!'

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark McGwire’s Hall of Fame bid was met with a rejection as emphatic as

No change for East High colors, mascot

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Board of Education declined to vote on a proposal to reconsider

Two plan council run in Salem

SALEM — Two candidates say they will run for city council this year. Businessman Daniel Nye,

Auditor can't control health department spending

LISBON — Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken says she has questioned county health

Free info for same-sex families

YOUNGSTOWN — Information on legal protections for same-sex families will be available from 3

Lottery still looking for co-hosts

LAKE MILTON   — Neveen Judeh of Lake Milton was chosen as the second finalist in the Ohio

These area kids can rev up a robot!

YOUNGSTOWN — When it comes to building robots, Mahoning Valley middle-school students know

Mayor aims to beef up police protection in city

YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jay Williams said he will ask city council to increase the police

Girard man robbed at gunpoint

GIRARD — A city man told police that a late-night trip to a local convenience store ended with

Our air is cleaner

YOUNGSTOWN — The air quality of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties has improved

Trumbull to get $638K for flood damage

WARREN — An arbiter has ruled that Trumbull County is entitled to $638,000 from an insurance

Women, children to benefit from Beatitude House addition

WARREN — Beatitude House, which helps disadvantaged women and children in the Mahoning Valley,

Appointment completes full replacement of board

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Atty. Thomas Bashara II was nominated to be the newest member of the

Councilman plans to resign

NEW MIDDLETOWN – Curtis Massey said today he will resign from village council. His statement

Red Cross needs blood donors now

CLEVELAND — Red Cross officials in the Northern Ohio Blood Services Region say blood supplies

Ellwood City man dies in crash

BUTLER, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said snowy roads contributed   death of an

Cops arrest pistol-packing Poland man

STRUTHERS — A Poland man was scheduled to appear in Municipal Court Wednesday on weapons

Plea reached in regional drug case

WARREN — A second defendant in a regional drug investigation has accepted a plea agreement

Judge bringing arraignments to jail

NEWTON FALLS – Municipal Judge Lawrence S. Turner will begin holding arraignments at the

Elections board says to cut overtime

WARREN – The Trumbull County Board of Elections wants to keep better track of overtime paid to

It's a phone; it's an iPod

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday made the company’s long-

Youngstown fugitive nabbed by task force

YOUNGSTOWN — After months on the run, fugitive Bruce Clinkscale was arrested over the weekend


Ted Ginn Jr.'s foot injury was a factor in tonight's game, but it didn't affect the outcome. Florida

Flu outbreak restricts hospital visitors

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Jameson Memorial Hospital is temporarily limiting patient visitors because




MONDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES United 51, Crestview 40 Western Reserve 49,

AUDIT Columbiana County Health Department

A recap of findings for recovery made against county Health Commissioner Robert Morehead for 1996


Agenda Wednesday Mathews Board of Education, organizational meeting, 7 p.m., 4434-B Warren Sharon

GM, Honda to compete with style

Competitors try to take on the Camry with aggressive styling. DETROIT (AP) -- Some of the midsize

Risky 4th-and-inches try backfires

Ohio State was stopped twice, paving the way to Florida's 34-14 lead. All anyone needs to know

Board restricts Sunday practices

School officials will hold 'math nights' for some parents in the school district. CORTLAND --

Bleeding in brain linked to blood-thinning drugs

For many people, the benefit of blood thinners outweighs the risks, researchers said. SCRIPPS

QB Tom Brady has the Patriots heading for 4

The New England quarterback is always at his best in the playoffs. FOXBOROUGH, Mass (AP) -- When

NOTEBOOK Third quarter

Slippery surface: The new turf laid down after last week's Fiesta Bowl was a little slippery.

Petrino to have impact on Vick

The new Falcons coach knows how to get the best out of his athletes. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) --

U.S. carmakers can reclaim buyers' loyalty

The problem for U.S. automakers started in the late 1960s and early 1970s. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Steelers may stay within the staff

Assistants Russ Grimm and Ken Whisenhunt are both in the running. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Russ Grimm on

Anxious parents don't need advice

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- The other day I heard about a man whose family history was riddled with colon cancer.

U.S. gunship launches strike against terrorists

The White House would not confirm the attack. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military launched a

Former judge disagrees on naming of building

Griffith served as county prosecutor and common pleas judge. BY AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR

Officials discuss change

Let's not confuse the voters concerning the sales tax, the board president says. By PETER H.

Man arrested on warrants, new charges

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested a man on warrants for weapons and drug charges, and they ended up

No. 2 Gators dismantle No. 1 Buckeyes

By ROB TODOR VINDICATOR SPORTS EDITOR GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Now the Buckeyes know how Wile E.

Council gets together on economic issues

Two council committees scheduled meetings to discuss the same issue. By D.A. WILKINSON

2 board members asking not to appear at hearing

Questioning of Robert Miller would serve only to harass him, lawyers say. NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers

Gwynn, Ripken Jr. could set records in 'Hall' balloting

Mark McGwire most likely won't be picked until he addresses steroids. NEW YORK (AP) -- While Tony


2006-07 FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES Tuesday, Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Payout: 750,000

New options exist for treating acne

A variety of skin treatments is now available. SCRIPPS HOWARD Anyone who suffers from acne knows

Man sentenced to 4 years in state prison

'We no longer have open season on Circle K,' Judge John M. Durkin said. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 24-year-

Pet sanctuary has done good work; needs support

Opinion: Pet sanctuary has done good work; needs support EDITOR: After reading the article in the

Cardinal Mooney High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner and dance to be held

Cardinal Mooney High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner and dance to be held

No. 2 Tar Heels remain unbeaten

North Carolina defeated Virginia, 96-62, for its 18th win of the season. ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAPEL

Bush to address U.S. on new plans for war

Bush to address U.S. on new plans for war A LEADER of newly empowered Democrats in Congress vows

Cash could improve safety, learning areas

Approval of the bond issue would eliminate the portable classrooms, and add 11 new classrooms, a new

Weatherize to save energy and money

Dear Readers: With colder weather here, now would be a great time to make sure your home is

Liberty routs Hubbard for 10th win

LIBERTY -- The stage is set Thursday for a key Trumbull Athletic Conference girls basketball contest

Harding hires Dota

Harding hires Dota Dan Dota III was named Warren Harding's head football coach Monday night,


MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES ROCKETS 84, BULLS 77 HOUSTON (84) -- Battier 5-15 0-0 12, Howard 7-14 2-3

WARREN SCHOOLS Board elections

Warren school board met Monday and elected: Edward Bolino board president for 2007. He replaces

Action begun to take member off council

Village council also gave a pay raise to Police Chief William Morvay. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

Researchers develop new test for HIV

Quicker detection would keep patients healthy longer. RALEIGH NEWS & amp; OBSERVER A new

Herron to ask for special prosecutor

Findings include 97.50 for a ticket to a Rolling Stones concert purchased with county funds. By

220,000 fire probed

220,000 fire probed AUSTINTOWN -- The township fire department is still investigating the cause of

Tomlinson, Taylor are unanimous picks

The Chargers led the way with five players selected. By BARRY WILNER AP FOOTBALL WRITER

Things are looking up at the regional airport

Editorial: Three years ago, we took the Federal Aviation Administration to task for twice turning down the

Rosie: Donald Trump is obsessed with me

Rosie: Donald Trump is obsessed with me NEW YORK -- Rosie O'Donnell says Donald Trump is a man

Program targets smoking habit

Voters decided to ban smoking in public places and places of employment. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown

Sisters are on the outs since 'Gary' moved in

Dear Annie: I am a 40-something woman who has been divorced (and alone) for more than 10 years. Last


MAHONING COUNTY New complaints Ohio Dept. of Taxation v. Mark D. Spencer et al, money. FIA

Saints to see different Eagles on Saturday in Superdome

Philadelphia is not the same team that New Orleans beat early this season. METAIRIE, La. (AP) --

All-American Classic canceled

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A postseason college football game showcasing East versus West all-stars scheduled

Problems seen in deportation of lawbreakers

Each immigrant was re-arrested an average of six times, an analysis showed. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS


LOCAL Coppola picks Cincinnati POLAND -- Lou Coppola, a senior pitcher for the Poland High


SUNDAY'S GAMES Toronto 116, Washington 111 Minnesota 103, Houston 99, OT San Antonio 110,

Streets cordoned off after discovery of dead birds

The birds were found over a 10-block area. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS AUSTIN, Texas -- The discovery

Tuesdays Best Bets on TV

"NOVA: scienceNOW" (8 p.m., PBS): Can NASA satellite imagery uncover hidden sites of ancient Mayan

Early spring hurts plants

December was the area's second-warmest on record. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Colts face return to their old home

Despite taking a back seat to other teams, the Colts remain optimistic. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The

Champion man takes plea deal

Six other defendants have criminal cases pending. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Bush, Dems at odds on free trade

Opinion: By DANIEL GRISWOLD CATO INSTITUTE In an upbeat speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S.

Trumbull budget will be priority

WARREN -- The new president of the Trumbull County board of commissioners said setting the county's


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Jeanet Shumaker and Robert Mooney, Campbell, boy, Dec.

Neither vulnerable. South deals.

Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 7 6 Q 8 6 3 K Q J 5 8 6 4 WEST EAST J 3 2

No BCS changes before 2010

And then a four-team, mini-playoff format is possible. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- If the Bowl

Loss leaves many area fans speechless

Many OSU fans seemed shocked after the big defeat. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio State

Questionable mission

Opinion: Washington Post: "There are over 25,000 Department of Defense leaders working in the rings and

Activists urge Wal-Mart to improve pay, benefits

ASSOCIATED PRESS Community activists from Los Angeles and other big cities issued a joint call

Community pool offers variety of programs

The pool offers several out-of-water activities. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

New Harding Coach

Dota will continue to teach while he performs his coaching duties. BY AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR


NBA ROUNDUP Monday's games Rockets 84, Bulls 77 CHICAGO -- Tracy McGrady scored 25 of his 31

Grant to help prevent HIV/AIDS

The health department would like to hire a younger person as an AIDS educator. By WILLIAM K.

Activities warming up at rink

January is National Ice Skating Month. BOARDMAN -- They call themselves the Coffee Club. They meet

Explosion kills one, injures 9

BEVERLY, Ohio (AP) -- A powerful explosion Monday at a coal-burning power plant in southeast Ohio

Groups set death-penalty rally

YOUNGSTOWN -- A rally with the theme "Rethinking Ohio's Death Penalty" is planned for 2 to 4 p.m.

5 acts selected for hall of fame

Artists are required to have issued their first record at least 25 years ago. CLEVELAND (AP) --

A surge won't guarantee victory

Opinion: By WESLEY K. CLARK WASHINGTON POST The odds are that this week President Bush will announce a


Campaign photo shows Bush with Jack Abramoff WASHINGTON -- A liberal watchdog group published on

Rule of law depends on 'surge'

Opinion: By JOHN McCAIN WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- During my visit to Iraq last month, it was clear


Surplus clothing Victory Lutheran Church, 2110 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, clothing giveaway, 9


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DAKAR RALLY Monday At Er Rachidia, Morocco Third Stage 402 miles From Nador to Er Rachidia


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

Strickland gets feet wet with first veto in his job as Ohio's new governor

The governor's first day on the job was a busy one, including his swearing-in. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Man takes plea in baby's death

WARREN -- A 20-year-old city man, accompanied by his mother, accepted a plea agreement Monday that

Attorney general outlines his plans

Marc Dann of Liberty plans to target predatory lenders and sexual predators. By DAVID SKOLNICK

"Due to a miscommunication between the gate security personnel and the truck driver, we believe there was a discrepancy in the number of people in the vehicle."

Opinion: "Due to a miscommunication between the gate security personnel and the truck driver, we believe

New on Home Video

"The Illusionist": Magic -- and magicians -- were in the air last year as filmmakers unleashed two

Ginn-less Buckeyes struggle

The Florida defense has throttled the Ohio State offense. The absence of Ohio State wide receiver

Buckeyes off fast, but fall behind

Ted Ginn Jr. returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. If ever a coach wanted to end

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Regional Business Digest

REGION Growing company sets ribbon cutting BOARDMAN -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 2

Dems contest Bush's strategy

The president will outline his new plans for the war Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a blunt

SCORING SUMMARY No. 2 Florida 41, No. 1 Ohio State 14

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