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Poland leaders retained

POLAND — The school board voted at a reorganizational meeting this week to keep its president


Citywide baby shower

YOUNGSTOWN — Associated Neighborhood Centers McGuffey Centre will host a Citywide Baby Shower


Bat attack

WARREN — A woman told police her 12-year-old son was sled riding behind Western Reserve Middle


Too soon for vote on early retirement

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County Housing Authority board tabled an early-retirement incentive


Ellwood City walking trail to be repaired

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A $100,000 Growing Greener Grant would help repair a well-used Ellwood City


Fire slows traffic on Pa. pike tonight

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — One west-bound traffic lane of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed and


Springfield residents will face 2 taxes in May

NEW SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Township trustees have voted to place two tax levies on the May


Girard schools blocks Vindy.com

GIRARD — Students in Girard schools might be able to access the news on Vindy.com while at


Jackson-Milton design enlarged

NORTH JACKSON — An earlier design for a new school here has been upgraded to include a larger


Leetonia water break to be repaired Friday

LEETONIA — Village officials will begin repairing a water line break at 8 a.m. Friday and


Gallitto, Miller forgo raise; Mancini, Leicht accept

BOARDMAN — It doesn’t amount to a large sum, but two trustees opted to forgo their 2007


Niles school board actions

Niles Board of Education took these actions tonight: • Approved a three-year contract for


Wilkerson is new Niles councilman

NILES — Lifelong city resident David Wilkerson has been selected as the community’s new


New Mercer solicitor

MERCER, Pa. — Atty. William Madden of Sharon is the new Mercer County solicitor.


Mah-Tmb road upgrades suggested

YOUNGSTOWN — A road junction called a roundabout is one suggestion to improve safety at the


Rub elbows with Hollywood tomorrow on Louie

Louie Free, Vindy.com’s radio partner, will be interviewing casting directors and authors


Bipolar teen breaks officer's neck

SALEM — A police officer was in stable condition Thursday in St. Elizabeth Health Center after


Last auxiliary force in city was short-lived

YOUNGSTOWN — An auxiliary police force revived in July 1992 with 22 officers lasted only about


Judge orders back pay for workers

GIRARD — Judge Michael Bernard has suggested to the city auditor that more than a dozen


Fee for new water system users is fair, official says

AUSTINTOWN — A $500 tap-in fee for new water system users doesn’t sit well with a


Longtime businessman turns 80

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown Plant & Flower took a rare timeout to celebrate Thursday. The


EPA wants public input on WCI furnace

LEAVITTSBURG — The Ohio EPA is seeking comment from area residents before issuing a permit to


Rayen mural removed from school

YOUNGSTOWN —  The drive to save The Rayen School mural took a major step forward as the


Mahoning deputy tells commissioners: 'Focus on sales tax'

YOUNGSTOWN — The president of the union representing Mahoning County deputy sheriffs has told


Fuda casts key sewer project vote

WARREN — Saying a project in Kinsman Township is “the beginning of the sanitary sewer


Busted: Get-away car out of gas

WARREN — Out of gas, off to jail. Two suspected burglars' attempts to elude police were


Appeal of McKinney murder convictions filed

WARREN — The attorney representing convicted murderer Jermaine McKinney has filed an appeal of


Woman who ran over Hubbard man pleads

WARREN — A woman pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence


More bad news for Forum Health

YOUNGSTOWN — Forum Health’s investment rating has been downgraded by a Wall Street


Free flu vaccines Friday in Lisbon

LISBON — Columbiana County Health Department will offer free flu vaccine to anyone age 3 and


Mercer workers get raises

MERCER, Pa. — Mercer County commissioners plan to give wage increases of 1.1 percent to


Wilson student knocks out teeth over a 'look'

YOUNGSTOWN — “I didn’t like the way he looked at me so I hit him,” a 14-


I-80 lane closing tonight

AUSTINTOWN — The Ohio Department of Transportation will reduce Interstate 80 eastbound just


Councilman caught in shooting fray

YOUNGSTOWN — Councilman Richard Atkinson, R-3rd, told police he was driving south on Hudson


Valley man featured in Delphi bankruptcy filing

A Canfield Township man and his loss of $75,000 in Delphi stock are featured in a court document


NFL

NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Saturday, Jan 13th. Divisional Playoff BALTIMORE4Indianapolis


U.S. companies keep eye on Chinese automakers

A Chinese automaker shows off SUVs at the Detroit auto show. DETROIT (AP) -- A year ago, a lone


Polivka testifies about Heltzel's behavior

A prosecutor wanted to question the ex-administrator, who did not attend. By ED RUNYAN


LOCAL

LOCAL Mooney names baseball coach YOUNGSTOWN -- Mooney High has hired Al Franceschelli as the


WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Salem 56, Campbell 10 Poland 60, Howland 34


Duke goes down, again: Georgia Tech pulls upset

Aaron Gray scored 18 points to lead No. 7 Pitt past DePaul. ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA -- Ra'Sean


BASEBALL

BASEBALL National League CINCINNATI--Desiganted OF Ray Olmedo for assignment. Acquired INF Jeff


'Desperate' measures

NEW YORK (AP) -- Marcia Cross, who is expecting twins in April with her stockbroker-husband, Tom


County to Inglis: Clean up property

The business closed in fall 2005. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN -- Mahoning


Fine, probation for felling trees without permit

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


Trumbull Co. man awaits ruling in VW case

A common pleas court and an appellate court have ruled against Volkswagen. By MICHELE C. HLADIK


Follow Oprah's lead

Opinion: Philadelphia Inquirer: About 150 girls in South Africa must feel as though they are on another


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House votes to increase minimum wage in steps

The federal minimum wage would rise to 7.25 over the next two years. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The


Preparation, play are crucial for Grossman

The QB's performances have been all over the place, much like some of his passes. LAKE FOREST,


Presidential action sets stage for fierce battle with Dems

The Mahoning Valley's congressional representatives oppose the troop buildup. WIRE/STAFF REPORTS


Freeney has big test ahead

The cat-quick defensive end must contend with Baltimore tackle Jonathan Ogden. INDIANAPOLIS (AP)


Bush a villain? Only in the minds of the misinformed

Opinion: Bush a villain? Only in the minds of the misinformed EDITOR: I was most intrigued by the


Thiel's men roll past Grove City

The Tomcats overcame early foul problems to post a 71-57 victory. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR


'Mad TV' comic to bring bag of impersonations

He's known best for his hilarious portrayals of stars. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Thorne-Smith weds

NEW YORK (AP) -- Courtney Thorne-Smith, who stars on ABC's "According to Jim," married her


Players speak out about suspension

Melody Rice led the Falcons to a district title in her first season, one year after it went 1-21.


Police dog's actions lead to surrender of fugitive

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


Two companies have compliance problems

The board awarded construction contracts totaling nearly 10 million. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Formulaic and sappy, film works anyway

The true-life drama is about a teacher who wouldn't give up on her students. By JEFF STRICKLER


Howland trustees OK storm-sewer contract

HOWLAND -- Discussion of storm-sewer improvements highlighted Wednesday's township trustee meeting.


wednesday's nba summaries

WEDNESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES HORNETS 96, HAWKS 77 NEW ORLEANS (96)--Butler 8-15 2-2 21, M.Jackson


As Gwynn, Ripken rejoice, steroid questions remain

Mark McGwire's silence may keep him out of Cooperstown. NEW YORK (AP) -- An empty chair on the


AUDITIONS \ Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Miss Beatrix Potter Meets Mr. Peter Rabbit," by the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater.


NHL ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

Sabres 2, Blackhawks 1 CHICAGO -- Ryan Miller made 34 saves and Jochen Hecht and Maxim Afinogenov


AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP

AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games MEN Kenyon 86, Hiram 84 GAMBIER -- Ian McGuire


MVSD tells panel it will seek rate increase

A councilman wants more information about the proposed wellness center. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


No. 1 defense ready to meet the Colts

Baltimore's unit is being compared to its record-setting team of 2000. OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) --


UAW's boss gets ready for battle

Opinion: Married life ain't hard when you got a union card, A union man has a happy life when he's got a


TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's college basketball

No. 1 Maryland 111, Miami (Fla.) 53 CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Reserve Jade Perry had 19 points and 14


Officials to tap Strickland, Logan for project funds

Bids are to be opened in May for the long-delayed project. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM


'Alpha Dog'

'ALPHA DOG' Grade: B-. Director: Nick Cassavetes. Rating: R for pervasive drug use and language,


'Sunshine Boys' to open at New Castle Playhouse

'Sunshine Boys' to open at New Castle Playhouse NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The comedy "The Sunshine Boys"


National Hockey League

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA New


'Stomp the Yard'

'STOMP THE YARD' Grade: C. Director: Sylvain White. Rating: PG-13 for a scene of violence, some


What took so long for film to make it to Youngstown?

The slow rollout was designed to whet moviegoers' appetites for 'Dreamgirls.' By GUY D'ASTOLFO


NBA ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

Wizards 113, Bulls 103 WASHINGTON -- With Gilbert Arenas slowed again by Chicago, Washington


PM tells Shiite militia to give up arms

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister has told Shiite militiamen to surrender their arms or


'Alpha Dog' is frighteningly realistic

The story of kidnapping and murder is inspired by a 1999 case. By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP MOVIE CRITIC


Major Indoor Soccer League

Major Indoor Soccer League At A Glance By The Associated Press WLPct.GB Philadelphia74.636--


HEADING TO GREENER PASTURES

Heading to greener pastures LSU's JaMarcus Russell and Southern California's Dwayne Jarrett


LSU's Russell headed for draft

The same for USC's Dwayne Jarrett and Clemson's C.J. Gaddis. ASSOCIATED PRESS BATON ROUGE, La.


She feels a need to cheat on 'Clark'

Dear Annie: I have been in a serious relationship with "Clark" for over two years. He's the man of


Poland man is charged in prescription scam

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


Councilman reports shooting on Hudson

Councilman reports shooting on Hudson YOUNGSTOWN -- Councilman Richard Atkinson, R-3rd, told


Dems fill two offices

The new officials said they had no immediate plans for changes in their offices. By D.A. WILKINSON


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT Pirogi will be available for dining in and takeout at Friday's sale at St.


Browns' GM still high on Buckeyes' Smith

BEREA (AP) -- Browns general manager Phil Savage doesn't think any less of Ohio State quarterback


Mayor, auditor feud over fund transfers

The auditor said she tries to follow the law to avoid citations from the state. By WILLIAM K.


Man whose house exploded taken into custody for parole violation

Police expect to file charges next week. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU NEW


SURPLUS CLOTHING 1/12

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


Additional million seniors, disabled enroll in drug program

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In recent months, more than 1 million seniors and disabled people have enrolled


United States should not give up on Iraq yet

Opinion: By TARIQ al-HASHIMI WASHINGTON POST During my recent visit to Washington I found a nation


Transmitters found in Canadian coins

& ordm;WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Defense Department is warning its American contractor employees


MORE NFL on C3

MORE NFL ON C3 Rex Grossman wanted to be in this situation. He's the key to the Chicago Bears'


Howland hands Poland first MAC defeat, 60-34

POLAND -- Senior Ellie Shields scored 17 points to lead the Howland High girls basketball team,


Zoning board applications

Zoning board applications Jackson Township trustees are accepting r & eacute;sum &


Huge loophole left in ethics reform

Opinion: By MARTIN SCHRAM SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Nothing is as deceptively euphoric as Washington in


High home foreclosures signal Ohio's bigger economic issues

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio again leads the nation in home foreclosures, an indicator of how the state's


New calendar serves as planner when holidays roll around

Dear Heloise: After the holidays, when I put up my new calendar for the following year, I note on


Overall crime rate rises by 5.5 percent

The drug trade affects most crimes, the city's chief of detectives says. By PATRICIA MEADE


Jokinen leads Panthers to 5-2 win over Penguins

He scored three goals and now has eight in six games against Pittsburgh. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) --


Quirky penguins are taking the nation by storm

Those funny-looking birds have marched and danced their way into the hearts of Americans. NEW YORK


Blame Romeo? Savage refuses to point finger The Browns' GM admitted there are a lot of questions surrounding his team.

BEREA (AP) -- Browns general manager Phil Savage refuses to make coach Romeo Crennel the scapegoat.


IUE filing includes Canfield Twp. man's story

A local man's financial loss shows the pain workers have endured. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


Prosecutor seeks court's intervention

The filing says the 11th District Court of Appeals ignored Ohio and U.S. Supreme Court precedents.


Business News Digest

WORLD GM considers stake in Malaysian automaker KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- General Motors may bid


Dakar Rally Results

Dakar Rally Results At Ouarzazate, Morocco Fourth Stage (A 251-mile leg from Er Rachidia) 1.


Ex-deputy sentenced for sexual assault

The victim wasn't satisfied with the sentence. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


Brady's 11-1 playoff mark tests Chargers

He'll go up against Philip Rivers who is making his first playoff start. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) --


Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone name

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday it is suing Apple Inc. in federal court over


Crises keep coming on '24'

In its first episode Nov. 6, 2001, a terrorist blew up the jetliner in which she had been a


Brown's body unburied

Brown's body unburied COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The body of soul singer James Brown has yet to be buried


'FREEDOM WRITERS'

'FREEDOM WRITERS' Grade: B. Director: Richard Lagravenese. Rating: PG-13 for profanity and


Stock Listing of Local Interest

STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.25 --.08 Avalon Holdings,7.39--.01 Clear


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas G. Silver, 23, of 7374 Eisenhower Drive #4, Boardman,


Tagliabue, Thurman Thomas head list of 17 finalist for the Hall of Fame

CANTON (AP) -- Recently retired NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and former Buffalo Bills running


Sen. Byrd is miffed over missed vote

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's determination to run the chamber more


Men's Basketball

MEN'S BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES EAST California, Pa. 66, Clarion 63 Cheyney 80,


The Sources

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


Eagles' resilience keeps them in playoffs

They lost quarterback Donovan McNabb and several others but are still rolling. ASSOCIATED PRESS


if you go

IF YOU GO Who: Aries Spears When: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Where: The Funny Farm


WTA Tour Moorilla Hobart International

WTA Tour Moorilla Hobart International At Hobart, Australia Purse: 145,000 (Tier IV) Singles


De Carlo was Lily Munster

De Carlo was Lily Munster LOS ANGELES -- Yvonne De Carlo, the beautiful star who played Moses'


'Harvey' chosen for its magic

The story earned its author a Pulitzer Prize. By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR ENTERTAINMENT WRITER


Thiel women get first PAC win

The Tomcats returned home to defeat Grove City. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Monster Truck Mania to present 3 shows

The human bomb will make an explosive appearance. THE VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- They say you've


ON THE FAIRWAYS This week's pro golf events

PGA TOUR Sony Open in Hawaii Honolulu Schedule: Today-Sunday Course: Waialae Country Club (7,044


Dems plan vote to urge reconsideration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush acknowledged Wednesday for the first time that he erred by failing


'Stomp' could use more dance, less plot

The script gets more ridiculous as it goes on. By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP MOVIE CRITIC The rhythmic


PBA Earl Anthony Medford Classic Standings

PBA Earl Anthony Medford Classic Standings By The Associated Press Wednesday At Lava Lanes


Council honors firefighters for rescue

Council will give a tax break to people who invest buyout money in businesses inside the city. BY


FEATHERED-FRIENDS FACTS Peculiarities

According to Monterey Bay Aquarium's penguin curator, Christina Slager: There are 18 different


Barbaro in stable condition again

The Kentucky Derby champion had another setback caused by laminitis. KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) --


AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA Jan. 11 1970 -- The AFL wins its second straight Super


Sharon man pleads guilty in slaying of girlfriend

He also entered a guilty plea to a Hermitage robbery. MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon man is expected to


Northfield

NORTHFIELD WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS 1st--Belle Beckley3.402.202.10 Hillcrestbutterfly


Coughlin is given a one-year reprieve

He didn't get an ultimatum, but the owners message was clear. CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) -- Tom Coughlin


Sean and Dr. Judith Markey of Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, are announcing the birth of their

Sean and Dr. Judith Markey of Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, are announcing the birth of their


BRINY BREEZES, FLA. Residents approve sale that would make them millions

The contract won't be official until 2009. BRINY BREEZES, Fla. (AP) -- Residents of this trailer-


United States is trapped in the war on terrorism

Opinion: By IAN S. LUSTICK BALTIMORE SUN The official mantra is that we fight in Iraq because it is the


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Megan Chronister and Paul Rudiak, Austintown, boy, Jan.


Board upholds death for Biros

The parole board's recommendation to the governor was unanimous. By MICHELE C. HLADIK VINDICATOR