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City efforts draw businessman back from Hawaii

YOUNGSTOWN — Ron DeAtley said he was so impressed with recent revitalization efforts in the

Trumbull man takes lemon law case to high court

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s lemon laws apply only to new cars, representatives of Volkswagen of

Students plead for coach's job, union pledges help

AUSTINTOWN — Heidi Soriano is afraid she might have failed her coach. Through sobs, she told

Vindy classroom fundraiser Wednesday

The Vindicator's Newspaper in Education program is sponsoring a fundraiser for classroom newspapers

Struthers mayor, auditor feuding again

STRUTHERS — The long-standing feud between Mayor Daniel C. Mamula and Auditor Tina Morell

Howland awards contracts, appoint board members

HOWLAND — Township trustees awarded a $192,406 contract to Schimley’s Excavating Inc.

Poland man fakes prescription, gets arrested

BOARDMAN — Police arrested a Poland man after a pharmacist said the man tried to fill a fake

Columbiana replaces Logan, Bolon tonight

ELKTON — The Columbiana County Democrat Party has filled two vacant county offices. Penny J.

Choffin contracts awarded, but minorities lacking

YOUNGSTOWN — The city school district’s equal employment opportunity compliance officer

Fired detective sues D.A., citing 1st Amendment

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A former Lawrence County detective claims in a federal lawsuit that he was

Forclosure filed on Mount Calvary for Idora land

YOUNGSTOWN — Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court has dismissed a

Ex-deputy gets 1 year for sex with inmate

YOUNGSTOWN — A former deputy sheriff has received the one-year prison sentence recommended by

Prosecutor asks reversal on paddling chief

WARREN — The Trumbull County prosecutor’s office says an 11th District Court of Appeals

Tree-cutter fined, given probation

YOUNGSTOWN — A Fifth Avenue man who admitted he cut down trees on East Side property without a

Columbiana looking to Strickland, Logan for help

LISBON — Columbiana County officials hope to get help from Sean Logan and Gov. Ted Strickland

Inglis greenhouse property declared unsafe

BOARDMAN — Mahoning County’s chief building official says that a closed Southern

Fugitive attacked captor, but 'Ziggo' bit back

WARREN — A fugitive who has been on the lam for two years on drug and weapons charges is being

Niles council to consider Wellness Center funding

NILES — City Auditor Charles Nader has asked city council's finance   committee to

MVSD will seek water rate increase

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, which sells wholesale water to its member

Girard students face charges from NYE party

GIRARD — Some Girard High School students will face charges in Trumbull County juvenile court

Ex-Mahoning deputy pleads guilty

YOUNGSTOWN — A former deputy sheriff has received the one-year prison sentence recommended by

Crime is up, but arsons rose 58% in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Crime in the city rose 5.5 percent overall in 2006 compared to the previous

Some Columbiana city water unsafe

COLUMBIANA — City officials have issued a boil order for the southern portion of the city

Boyfriend pleas guilty in hatchet death

MERCER, Pa. — A Sharon man is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading

Man involved in New Castle explosion faces charges

NEW CASTLE, Pa. —  The resident of the Franklin Avenue home that exploded late last year

Polivka uncomfortably recounts Heltzel's actions

YOUNGSTOWN — Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka apologized for answering slowly and

No Biros clemency, board recommends

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Parole Board this morning recommended against clemency for convicted

Strickland replacing district ODOT directors

<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Gov. Ted Strickland has

Trumbull Co., insurer reach settlement

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

Auditor can't control health department spending

The state has not decided when it will look at spending in recent years. By D.A. WILKINSON

Tressel's mission: Rebound from rout

How good the Buckeyes will be next summer depends on which players return. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) --

Pirates staying pat on 95-loss team

The Bucs have not signed any key free agents to try and jump-start the team. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- As

Housing board nominee waits

The appointment is for a five-year term. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU NEW

Diabetes prevented in lab mice

SCRIPPS HOWARD PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh researchers have figured out how to prevent


Fugitive captured YOUNGSTOWN -- After months on the run, fugitive Bruce Clinkscale has been


Inside John LaPlante of Poland and Gary and Agnes Galla of Austintown are the grand prize winners


FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press final college football poll,

Big first half helps Liberty top Girard

Newton Falls beat LaBrae in another Trumbull Athletic Conference game. LIBERTY -- The Liberty High

Living with kids increases intake of fat, study says

A dietitian suggested families make changes in diet gradually. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Adults

Advocate: AMT needs an update

Legislators promised to address the alternative minimum tax issue this year. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A

Weather hurts retailers who sell snow-related products

Demand for snow blowers and snowmobiles is down this winter. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS

MLK DAY Local events

A rundown of local events to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Regional Business Digest

REGION Liberty Tax Service to open new Warren office WARREN -- Liberty Tax Service is opening a

Northfield Results

NORTHFIELD RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Sweet (Shetler)9.803.002.80 Town Toots (Merriman)2.402.10

Justices give biotech company go-ahead to challenge patent

Many say patents have become too easy to obtain. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court made it


NFL PLAYOFFS Wild-card Playoffs All Times EST Saturday, Jan. 6 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City

U.S. allows more to enroll without fear of late penalty

About 500,000 more people are eligible for help, officials said. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal

Best Bets on TV

"Friday Night Lights" (8 p.m., NBC): Have we told you lately that "Friday Night Lights" is our


LOCAL SteelHounds set wedding promotion YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown SteelHounds, in conjunction

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2007. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date in 1776, Thomas Paine publishes his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2007. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date

Neither vulnerable. East deals.

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Dann offers special counsel if Legislature fights veto

The lame-duck Legislature passed the bill in the last few days of its session. COLUMBUS (AP) --

The electric-powered Volt gets attention for General Motors

There's no time frame for when the Volt could be ready. DETROIT (AP) -- Higher door lines and more


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Saturday, Jan 13th. Divisional Playoff BALTIMORE4Indianapolis

Some soldiers disagree with Bush's strategy

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Some U.S. soldiers aren't convinced that President Bush's plan to send as

Lakeview shuts down Hubbard

Lakeview shuts down Hubbard The Lakeview High basketball team put the clamps on Hubbard in the


POLICE CALLS Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield city and Austintown Township:

Buckeyes show class in accepting BCS defeat

Editorial: The first 16 seconds of the national championship game Monday night were ecstasy for Ohio State fans


Four nominees withdrawn WASHINGTON -- In a concession to the Senate's Democratic majority,

NBA ROUNDUP | Tuesday's games

Nets 101, Raptors 86 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Vince Carter scored 32 points and Richard Jefferson

McDonald sweats out 67-59 win over Sebring

The Trojans missed nine uncontested layups and committed 12 turnovers in the first half. By RYAN


TODAY 6:30 p.m. (FSN Ohio) College football: "Ohio State Bowl Recap." 7 p.m. (ESPN) College

Newton Falls removes water from gas tank

NEWTON FALLS -- Police cars here are running better, now that water has been removed from the

Survivor describes how men on raft lived for nine days

Nearly 400 people are dead or missing since the ferry sank. MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) -- Sigit

Blame falls on Tressel

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's a good thing Ohio State coach Jim Tressel showed up for the national BCS

'Pirates of the Caribbean,' Depp among big winners

The movies 'Click' and 'Cars' were also chosen. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The movie swashbuckler

YACTA postpones Legends honor ceremony

The inaugural event will take place in 2008. SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- Scheduling

LaPlante, Gallas win holiday photo contest

John LaPlante of Poland and Gary and Agnes Galla of Austintown are the grand-prize winners in

Blue Jackets falter, 4-3

Frederik Modin tried to score on a backhand, but Manny Legace stopped it. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Manny

Swank, agent are in a relationship

Report: Swank, agent are in a relationship NEW YORK -- Hilary Swank, who split from actor-husband

Bond issue set for Feb. 6 to update buildings

The bond issue would allow the district to borrow 51.5 million. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Courtney-Olson engagement is being announced

LAS VEGAS -- Plans for their upcoming marriage are being announced by Bridget Courtney and Don

Do a little dance, say a little prayer, think SNOW

Most ski destinations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York remain closed. By KATIE LIBECCO


BASEBALL Boardman Community League -- seeks managers and coaches. Call (330) 758-2123 before

Agenda Thursday January 11Trumbull Career & amp; Technical Center Board of Education, organizational meeting, 6:30 p.m., board room. Regular meeting, 7 p.m.

Agenda Thursday Trumbull Career & amp; Technical Center Board of Education, organizational

Mild winter translates into savings

Overtime expenses for snow removal have been low throughout the area. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Whisenhunt is hoping he can stay with team

Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm are candidates to succeed Bill Cowher. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ken

Don't squander any more lives in Iraq

Opinion: By SALLY QUINN WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- I am an Army brat. I have seen the effects of war

Trust her instincts and tell him goodbye

Dear Annie: I have been dating a gentleman for the past two years. He is very effeminate, and people

What you need to know about nuts

By ROBERT L. WOLKE WASHINGTON POST Q. I like to eat pistachio nuts, and I prepare dishes with

Columbus campus is relatively calm after game

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Five people were arrested on the mostly quiet Ohio State campus in the aftermath of

School districts save on their gas bills

Austintown schools reported spending more on heating this year than last. By HAROLD GWIN

New commissioner key in sewer vote

Commissioner Fuda said he hopes to reach a consensus with his colleagues. By ED RUNYAN


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES PISTONS 98, 76ERS 89 DETROIT (98) -- Prince 13-18 2-2 33, Maxiell 3-5

CFO: Contract savings worth strike's costs

The new Goodyear contract will save the company 300 million a year. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The world's


EGGPLANT AND TOMATO SALAD 2 to 3 eggplants (about 2 pounds) Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon 3 garlic


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Councilman who moved says he'll resign

Council had begun the process of removing him from office. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR


MONDAY'S GAMES L.A. Clippers 100, New Orleans 90 Houston 84, Chicago 77 Denver 104, Milwaukee

Judge plans to conduct arraignments at county jail

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

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U.S. sanctions 2nd Iranian bank

The bank provides services to companies that produce missiles, an official said. MCCLATCHY

Lightning strikes Crosby, Penguins

Martin St. Louis scored twice as Tampa Bay held off Pittsburgh, 3-2. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sidney


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Jones-Modarelli wedding planned for mid-February

BOARDMAN -- Atty. Anissa Marie Jones and Nicholas Anthony Modarelli, both of Boardman, are


LIQUOR CONTROL The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers


BIRTHS Forum Health Women & amp; Infants Pavilion Joseph and Marlana Pinciaro, Boardman,

Blood supplies running low

The ARC is well below the minimum inventory standard for blood types. CLEVELAND -- Red Cross


THURSDAY XCol. Louis J. Campbell VFW Post 3538, 157 Lowellville Road, Struthers, will hold a

Beatitude House planning transitional apartments

Beatitude House will receive a 350,000 grant from the city and county. BY AMANDA GARRETT

Lakeview's defense checks Hubbard in 66-40 victory

Jon Kittle and Dan Whaley spearheaded the Bulldogs to their sixth triumph. By DOUG CHAPIN

Canfield keeps Campbell in check, wins, 51-40

Sean Baker played good defense against Campbell's Jermaine Richardson. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR

Mayor seeks funds for OT

The city wants to bring back the auxiliary police force, if the unions agree. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Ozone redesignation sought for area

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


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Anthony L. Roman, 32, of 717 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell,

Study: Test can predict further problems

The test for a certain protein would be used only in patients who already have the disease.

Wilson named to science panel

U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-6th, was selected to serve on the House Science and Technology


BIG MOMENT: Samantha Monroe, an eighth-grader at Niles Middle School, starts her team's robot.

Jones helps Wilson top Mooney

Howland and Poland kept pace in the Metro Athletic Conference race. YOUNGSTOWN -- Phillip Jones

A change of heart deserves a salute

Opinion: By JACK Z. SMITH MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS Plaudits are due retired U.S. Army Gen. John

Attack helicopters kill 5-10 al-Qaida fighters

The U.S. was pursuing suspects in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP)

Buckeyes come up short as Wisconsin wins, 72-69

Jamar Butler missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer. MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Kammron

Elections board tackles overtime

The elections board also discussed evaluating its employees. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Man held on weapons charges

STRUTHERS -- A Poland man was to appear in Municipal Court today on weapons charges after being

Driver charged with failure to control

CAMPBELL -- Sarah L. Rodriguez, 20, of Matthews Road, Boardman, was charged with failure to control


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Girard man reports holdup in ball field

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

Restaurateurs regret modifications

Many business owners had installed ventilation systems for nonsmokers' comfort. TOLEDO (AP) -- Joe

President seeks more troops; Dems say no

Bush is unlikely to include Iran and Syria in the plan. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two plans are in the

Man takes plea deal on several drug counts

Officials believe the drug ring had operated for several years. WARREN -- A second defendant in a


JUST DUCKY Special to The Vindicator Show goes on road to Akiva Academy Jane Kempmidgley,

Nye and Groves to seek Salem council seats

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

Florida finishes at top in landslide

Jim Tressel's Buckeyes fell to No. 2 after Monday's loss. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Florida didn't

Plans are told for Lori Garner and Eric Harmon

BERLIN CENTER -- The engagement of Lori Garner, St. Andrews Court, Canfield, and Eric Harmon,

Board: No vote to alter colors

One official said changing the new mascot and colors could cost 500,000. By HAROLD GWIN

Cell-phone videos alter news reporting

Saddam Hussein's execution was seen in a different light through a video. NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael

Asians in college are not a risk to blacks

Opinion: A hundred years ago, there was talk of a "yellow peril" because of Chinese and Japanese immigration


SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Thursday At New Alhambra Arena, Philadelphia (VERSUS), Kid

House easily passes anti-terror legislation

The bill was the first of six measures the Democratic majority is expected to pass. WASHINGTON

Jobs introduces iPhone, new name for company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday made the company's long-awaited jump


TUESDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Canton Timken 68, Chaney 40 Wilson 55, Mooney

Board gets pro-Mikovich earful

Current players and assistant coaches expressed their feelings on the hiring process. By JOHN

It's the moment of truth for Iraq

Opinion: By YITZHAK NAKASH LOS ANGELES TIMES More than a year after the December 2005 Iraqi parliamentary

Police seek 3 men who robbed drugstore

YOUNGSTOWN -- City police are searching for three men who robbed The Medicine Shoppe on Mahoning

Council members discuss joining transit system

The transit system already has 75,000 in funds from other communities. BY AMANDA GARRETT

Ripken, Gwynn voted in to Hall

Mark McGwire didn't come close on his first ballot attempt. NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark McGwire's Hall


SHAARIYA MEDFOUNA (BURIED IN VERMICELLI) 2 large whole chickens (41/2 pounds each) 4 large

Shout out for Moschella

The longtime Boardman coach earned his 500th victory after the Spartans pulled past Fitch, 76-26

Macy's stores get stuck with Buckeyes shirts

Macy's was ready to sell championship shirts that no one wanted. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Macy's made a

Putting technology to the test

The director said the young teams were doing sophisticated work. By SARAH POULTON VINDICATOR

Salt seasoning recipe reprinted

Dear Heloise: I saw the request for homemade salt seasoning. This year, I decided to make it. I

Grant sought for playground equipment

NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees Tuesday agreed to apply for a grant that would help pay for

Subsides hurt more than help

Opinion: Kansas City Star: This year, Congress is expected to pass another farm bill, re-authorizing the

United gets tentative OK for D.C.-Beijing route

WASHINGTON (AP) -- United Airlines won tentative approval Tuesday to operate the first nonstop daily

Are Dems committed to ethics reform?

Opinion: When one is "converted," people look for changes in behavior that testify to a transformation of

Do a little dance, say a little prayer, think SNOW

or at least, a period of cold long enough to run snow machines. According to their Web site, the Boston Mills and...