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Sobriety checks Saturday night

WARREN — The Trumbull County Operating a Vehicle Impaired Task Force will conduct a sobriety

2 dead in Niles

NILES — City police are investigating the deaths of two men. A man was found in the back seat

Lane restrictions on Kirk Road

AUSTINTOWN — Motorists on state Route 46 here can expect intermittent lane restrictions at

State warning businesses to comply

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health is in the process of sending letters to some 280,000

2 Boardman cops on leave for possible misconduct

BOARDMAN — The township police department placed two officers on paid administrative leave

Vindy covering Strickland inaugural Saturday

Vindy politics writer David Skolnick will be in Columbus Saturday to cover the inauguration of Ted

70 from Valley want to work for Strickland

Two state House members, a former state legislator, an ex-county commissioner and a new one as well

10 Trumbull areas to get sewers

WARREN — The Ohio attorney general and Trumbull County sanitary engineer have entered into a

Boones plead in Trumbull drug case

WARREN — Robert Boone and his mother, Sharon Boone, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and

Career center eyeing upgrade

CANFIELD — The Mahoning County Career & Technical Center has responses from 20

Curtains for dems17 board?

POLAND — The Democrats of the 17th and 6th Districts are considering shutting down its

Boardman trustees postpone 224 review

BOARDMAN — Township trustees opted to hold off for now on a review that would make

Strickland wants chancellor to report to him

YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio Board of Regents member Bruce Beeghly doesn’t think the

Sons of Italy request replaces 77 Soul attempt

WARREN — Marquita Gary has abandoned her attempt to transfer a controversial liquor license

Worker's CPR saves man at Elm Road store

BAZETTA — Wal-Mart employees are being credited with saving the life of a township man after

Boil alert eased in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — City officials announced at 4:40 p.m. today that the water boil advisory for the

Judge OKs money surge for Delphi

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a complex plan to inject as much

Niles police probe two deaths

NILES — City police are investigating the deaths of two men found on Thursday. A man was

Will commissioner leave schools post?

LISBON — New Columbiana County Commissioner Penny Traina won’t say if she plans to keep

GM seeks union changes at Lordstown

LORDSTOWN —  The first step has been taken in reworking operations at the Lordstown car

Youngstown man shot dead in Campbell

Shawn Woodall, 28, of West Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, was found shot to death around 1 a.m. today

FDA seeks to raise fees for drug reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The annual user fees the drug industry pays the government to review its products

Harper Lee attends 'Mockingbird' at school

Harper Lee attends 'Mockingbird' at school MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Reclusive author Harper Lee

Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2007. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2007. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in

Erica Sims scores 45 as Lisbon rolls past East Palestine, 83-56

LISBON -- Erica Sims broke two school records Thursday in leading the Lisbon High girls basketball

NHL ROUNDUP Thursday's games

Senators 6, Rangers 4 NEW YORK -- Daniel Alfredsson gave Ottawa a five-goal lead early in the

Bush vows veto for negotiation on drug prices

Democrats said they would use the savings to reduce coverage gaps. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President

Various groups discuss revitalization

Representatives of several businesses in the city spoke at the meeting. By SEAN BARRON

Officials review studies on accident-prone roads

The final studies should be completed later this year. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

The Vindicator

The Vindicator IN COURT: Jason Howard of Liberty listens to his attorney, Jim Lewis of the Ohio


IF YOU GO Who: First in Space with The Jay Wiley Band When: Saturday. Where: Cedars Lounge, 23

Running trio will share carries

The backfield features Corey Dillon, Laurence Maroney and Kevin Faulk. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) --

Trustees vote to place two levies on May ballot

Trustees earlier gave pay raises to township employees. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

'Arthur' leaves viewers weary and wondering

The story and characters blur in the too-busy underground scenes. By ROBERT W. BUTLER KANSAS


high five Top five by sales this week film 1. "Night at the Museum," Fox. 2. "The Pursuit of

Tax complaint against church dismissed

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

Williams' career night guides Arizona to win

Memphis beat Houston for its fourth straight victory. ASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. -- Marcus


KING HOLIDAY What's open / closed A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local

& lt;B & gt;BAUGHMAN, & lt;/B & gt;William David, 94, of

& lt;B & gt;BAUGHMAN, & lt;/B & gt;William David, 94, of Youngstown; no calling

National Basketball Association

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New

GM exceeds goal for North American cuts

NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors Corp. said Thursday it exceeded its 2006 goal for North American

Officials OK sewer-project change

The new commissioner talked with a variety of county and Kinsman officials in recent days. By ED

Man indicted in fire, death at apartment

The homicide victim was beaten, but not shot, police said. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's game

Nets 86, Bulls 83 CHICAGO -- Jason Kidd recorded his 82nd career triple-double, and the New Jersey

SteelHounds fall to Mudbugs, 5-3

The loss dropped Youngstown four points behind Bossier-Shreveport. BOSSIER, La. -- The Youngstown

Students, parents discuss drug issues at meeting

Several students spoke about their drug concerns. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Suit claims official fired detective who supported opponent

The former county detective claims he was on a 'hit list' for firing. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

MUSIC Singer of The Fray makes a connection

Isaac Slade enjoys losing himself in episodes of 'The Office.' By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

Tension at the airport

Opinion: St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press: A big and busy international airport is an exciting place, full of

NILES | School board

NILES | School board Highlights of Thursday's meeting: Approved a three-year contract for

Judge discusses pay for workers

City council must still approve a proposal for the court's 2007 funding. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

Two trustees forgo 2007 increases in salaries

A long-time trustee says she won't run for the office again. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF

War in Iraq is winnable; it must be won

Opinion: By JOSEPH LIEBERMAN WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- I've just spent 10 days traveling in the

DANIEL NEGREANU | Poker Don't be fooled by 'experts'; calling is cool

It drives me batty when I watch poker on television and hear commentators say things like, "Well,

PBA Earl Anthony Medford Classic

PBA Earl Anthony Medford Classic At Lava Lanes Medford, Ore. (Top six x-PBA members and a-top

NCR's ATM move will cost nearly 1,200 jobs

The move will cut operating costs and free up capital for other investments. DAYTON (AP) -- NCR

Both vulnerable. South deals.

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH K J 10 8 7 5 8 4 J 10 8 K 4 WEST EAST 3 2 A

Ginn Jr. to wear boot after spraining ankle

The Ohio State star receiver hasn't made up his mind on this year's NFL Draft. CLEVELAND (AP) --

School board OKs building sale to KSU

SALEM -- The city school board on Thursday approved the sale of its former junior high school to

Officials want to use grant for walking trail

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

Buckeyes' Smith in Boardman to dine with Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

BOARDMAN -- Patrons at the Caffe Capri restaurant were treated to a celebrity sighting on Thursday


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Saturday, Jan 13th. Divisional Playoff BALTIMORE4Indianapolis

Mural removed for cleaning, restoration

The preserved piece of local history will be put into a new middle school. By HAROLD GWIN

Campaign to promote food pyramid

The pyramid is intended to direct people to a Web site, WASHINGTON (AP) -- The

Education reform starts in the home

Opinion: By DOROTHY RICH MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE Education reform starts at home. Why is that so hard to

U.S. troops conduct 2 raids on Iranians in Iraq

The U.S. is trying to target Iranian influences in Iraq. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- U.S.

School board elections

School board elections The McDonald school board re-elected Lou Ronghi president and Robert Jones

OEPA seeks public input for WCI furnace permit

WCI is planning to replace three furnaces. LEAVITTSBURG -- The Ohio EPA is seeking comment from

Burglary suspects arrested after car runs out of gas

WARREN -- Out of gas, off to jail. Two burglary suspects' attempt to elude police was foiled when


ATHLETIC GROUPS McDonald Midget Football Association will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday in the senior

School district blocks newspaper Web site

GIRARD -- Students in Girard schools might be able to access the news on while at home,

Ruling halts lawsuit against Judge Gysegem

WARREN -- A visiting judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Judge Thomas P. Gysegem of

Citywide Baby Shower

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

Brookfield escapes with win at Liberty

The Warriors took a one-game lead in the conference race with the victory. By JOHN KOVACH

Attorney appeals McKinney's murder convictions

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

Offensive linemen get their glory vicariously

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- They're big and nasty, quiet and unassuming, and rarely get attention unless

MAC, TAC to merge in 2008

The new All-American Conference will have three tiers and up to 16 teams. By JOE SCALZO

Offense fails in YSU loss

The Penguins had trouble finding the hoop in a 59-49 loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay. By PETE MOLLICA

Struthers K. of C. Ladies names officers

STRUTHERS -- During a dinner held Dec. 11 by the K. of C. Ladies at the hall in Struthers, officers

Judge delays ruling on 3.4 billion plan

The plan is supported by GM, the company's labor unions and a committee of unsecured creditors.

Officials approve pay increases for nonunion workers

Union workers received raises earlier in multiyear pacts. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

Hints will help you have many happy returns

Generally gifts are returned because they are the wrong size. HELEN MALANI SCRIPPS HOWARD


Authorized James Keating, personnel director, to receive a pay increase of 6,609 -- from the 15-

ITCL Crestview jolts Springfield, 64-46, for ninth win


"Moving Image Salutes Will Smith" (8 p.m., Bravo): The man once known primarily as the "Fresh

"Moving Image Salutes Will Smith" (8 p.m., Bravo): The man once known primarily as the "Fresh

Loree-Frigone engagement is announced

The engagement of Christine Loree, 695 Western Reserve Road, Poland, and Joseph Frigone, 10495

the dish

the dish a silly solution The high-tech U.S. Army received a low-tech yet much appreciated

AREA COLLEGES Thursday's games

MEN Point Park 92, Geneva 85 BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva nearly upset the NAIA's third-ranked

Casino mogul sues Lloyd's over damaged Picasso

NEW YORK (AP) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn sued Lloyd's of London Thursday, saying the insurance

'curse' and ambition

'curse' and ambition When it comes to dysfunctionality, Shakespeare's characters have nothing

Dryer and vent are clean as a whistle

Dear Heloise: Thank you so much for the info on dryer vents in your column. My dryer has not been

Housing board tables early-retirement plan

Board members are concerned about expected federal changes. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

'arthuR and the invisibles'

'ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES' Grade: C. Director: Luc Bresson. Rating: No MPAA rating. Running


STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.04 --.21 Avalon Holdings,7.36--.03 Clear

Commissioners hire Sharon attorney as solicitor

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

NFL ROUNDUP News and notes

Steelers: Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey will be interviewed for the Pittsburgh coaching job, the

Weathersfield delays vote on zone request

MINERAL RIDGE -- The Weathersfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday postponed voting on


THURSDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL Rayen 83, Chaney 17 Mooney 63, Wilson 23 Warren JFK 55,

Officer injured in fight with teen

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

WTA Tour Moorilla Hobart International At Hobart, Australia

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

Dakar Rally Results

Dakar Rally Results Thursday At Zouerat, Mauritania Sixth Stage 245 miles from Tan-Tan,

NHL Scoring Leaders

NHL Scoring Leaders Through Jan. 10 GPGAPTS Crosby, Pit39214465 Ovechkin, Was43283159

WOMEN'S TOP 25 | Thursday's other games

No. 2 North Carolina 100, Clemson 65 CLEMSON, S.C. -- Ivory Latta scored 23 points and No. 2 North

GIRLS BASKETBALL JFK, Rayen and Mooney capture SVC victories

Canfield and Hubbard cruised to victories. WARREN -- Seniors Samantha Brys and Michelle Chaves

BOXING Wright's next fight could be rematch

Former Austintown resident Dan Birmingham prefers that his boxer settles a score with Jermain

ROCK MUSIC First in Space keeps its feet on the road

The group has tried radio promotion. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Imagine a rock

New school plan adds more space

The board voted to put an operating levy on the May primary election ballot. By SEAN BARRON

Wilkerson gets 1st Ward post

A new councilman wants to see Royal Mall Apartments cleared of drugs. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Agreed to terms with LHP Jimmy Gobble on a one-year

OSU wins; PSU's Grant nets 18

Andrea Walker rescued the Buckeyes with two late free throws. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- With

Pentagon lifts limit on Guard, Reserve mobilizations

Previously, citizen-soldiers were limited to a cumulative 24 months' deployment.

Official defends tap-in fee for new water system users

AUSTINTOWN -- A 500 tap-in fee for new water system users doesn't sit well with a township trustee,

Lawmakers give Rice an earful

A senator who had supported the war said, 'I have not been told the truth.' MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS


YSU Basketball YOUNGSTOWN -- The Penguin Gameday basketball television show with coaches Jerry

Talks could aid bond rating

Forum's new BB bond rating is speculative and essentially junk-bond status. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

Major Indoor Soccer League

MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE WLPct.GB Philadelphia74.636-- Chicago76.5381 Detroit76.5381

Today's CEOs are insulated from risk

Opinion: BOSTON -- It's safe to say that Bob Nardelli was never confused with Bob the Builder, the cartoon

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Helene Carter and Christopher Little, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 10.

Judge sentences Liberty man for fatal crime spree

The defendant took responsibility for his actions. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Handy gadgets make it easy to tap and cap wine bottles

Decanting wine allows it to set and settle. ASSOCIATED PRESS Opening, pouring and capping wine

Bonds does not deny positive test

His connection with amphetamines may hurt contract negotiations. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds

'Joni's' attitude may stem from resentment

Dear Annie: I have a 16-year-old daughter, "Joni," who moved back into my home 18 months ago. She

Pupils get look at hidden world


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Brookfield Board of Education, 9:30 a.m. organizational meeting; 9:45 a.m. work

Florist supplier faces battle with city, university over its property

A recently embattled business celebrates its owner's 80th birthday. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

Gonzalez to bypass senior season for NFL

The fleetfooted wide receiver has been advised that he'll be a second-round pick. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Bush's Iraq plan: A last ray of hope?

Opinion: "If only ..." are the two saddest words in the lexicon when it comes to U.S. policy in Iraq. Those

Positive test

Positive test Barry Bonds said he did not get amphetamines from teammate Mark Sweeney, but did not

Leetonia begins repairing waterline break

LEETONIA -- Village officials will begin repairing a waterline break at 8 a.m. today and expect to


POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty: GIRARD Jan. 7

Top charter school to play here

Campbell High graduate Deland McCullough is Harmony Community School's principal. By JOE SCALZO

Arbiter's ruling ended auxiliary force in '90s

In 1992, the union filed a grievance shortly after the auxiliary officers were sworn in. By

Deputies' union chief urges officials to keep focus on renewing sales tax

Sales tax passage is critical to keep prisoners jailed, the deputies' union chief says. By PETER

AP-Ipsos poll: 70% oppose troop buildup

Bush's approval rating has dropped to 32 percent, according to the poll. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

The victim told police the defendant was angry with him for not giving her money. WARREN -- A


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Thursday's Scores EAST Alvernia 66, Arcadia 57 Assumption 57, St.

Tractor-trailer fire closes turnpike lane

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

Colts better when Clark plays

They are 12-1 with him in the lineup and 1-3 when he's not. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dallas Clark

Protesters: Close detention camp

The U.S. military is holding about 395 men suspected of being linked to terrorism. GUANTANAMO,

Looking back, peering ahead

Young people know a good thing when they've got it.. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

150 insurgents killed in fighting in Afghanistan

150 insurgents killed in fighting in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan -- As many as 150 insurgents