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2nd try to offload Campbell water plant

CAMPBELL — City council unanimously approved the first reading of legislation authorizing

What exactly is that stuff?

HUBBARD — A city truck stop allows customers to dump their recreational-vehicle waste storage

Education is not a basic American right

YOUNGSTOWN —Dr. Paul Sracic said his students are always surprised to learn that there’s

More zone changes for Canfield historic homes

CANFIELD — Council approved zone changes for two West Main Street properties, but debate

Tales of black women who made a difference

YOUNGSTOWN — A calling from God moved Monica Beasley-Martin to become a minister. A calling

Council approves buy-outs, YSU plan

YOUNGSTOWN — An early-retirement incentive for certain city workers is estimated to save

Did you get caught today?

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Fifteen traffic citations and eight written warnings were given out during a

Howland school bus collides near mall

NILES — No students aboard a Howland school bus were injured when it collided with a car this

Warren police arrest woman accused of desertion

WARREN —  A 20-year-old woman picked up by Warren police on a warrant for desertion was

Columbiana homeowners finally getting flood money

LISBON — It may take two more years to remove homes damaged in floods here in mid-2004, county

Niles Wellness Center revenue estimate raised to $676K

NILES — City council unanimously agreed today to borrow $3.8 million for the construction of

Hubbard broke its own rules

HUBBARD — Findings from a state audit and an order from city council will change the way some

Airport official suggests flight incentives

VIENNA — Despite funding challenges, the Western Reserve Port Authority plans to proceed with

Austintown to hire 3 more cops, get 5 cars soon

AUSTINTOWN — The township police department is aiming to hire three more officers by March or

Trumbull 911 workers to be honored Thursday

WARREN — Three call-takers and a supervisor with the Trumbull County 911 Center will be

U.S. attorney: Local courts must improve case delays

YOUNGSTOWN — “Tremendous efforts” are being conducted here to deal with crime,

Warren lawmakers want 2 more fire stations

WARREN — Council members and fire officials are weighing two councilmen’s requests for

Longtime TMHA chair retires today

WARREN — The longtime chairman of the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority retired today.

Commissioners: We can't bail you out

MERCER, Pa. — Mercer County commissioners have agreed to help the Mercer County Solid Waste

Housing director under fire

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County’s housing authority board members have called a

Austintown hiring more cops

AUSTINTOWN — The township police department is aiming to hire three more officers by March or

Cafaro Co. seeks halt in Oakhill project

YOUNGSTOWN — Plans for the renovation of Oakhill Renaissance Place to house the Mahoning

Chase after break-in injures cop

WARREN – A 37-year-old Youngstown man is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond on a charge of

Teacher and husband face drug charges

WARREN – A long-time Warren City Schools teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave

Pair are suspects in Youngstown, Boardman holdups

YOUNGSGTOWN — An 18-year-old man already under indictment and a juvenile boy — both

GM sales down slightly in 2006

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp. on Wednesday said it sold 9.09 million cars and trucks

Brunner questions Blackwell spending

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U.S. cancer deaths drop again

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St. E's power back to normal

YOUNGSTOWN — Electric power was restored to normal around 2 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth Health

Fireworks facility edges past permit hurdle

NORTH LIMA — B.J. Alan Co. is edging closer toward building a fireworks warehouse off East

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Criminal allegation is investigated

The investigation started with a phone call to the township administrator. By DENISE DICK


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Veterans: VFW halls should be exempt

Private clubs that hire employees must comply, a state official said. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Veterans

Open the Holocaust archives

Opinion: Miami Herald: Which is worse: That millions of Holocaust documents have been hidden from the public

Bush's 'surge' is more like a trickle

Opinion: All the angst in Washington over President Bush's plan for a troop "surge" in Iraq is obscuring this

Holden propels Kennedy

Will Johnson scored 16 points for Wilson in a 63-52 defeat to Kennedy Catholic. HERMITAGE, Pa. --

When it's cold out, sip something sweet

By J.M. HIRSCH ASSOCIATED PRESS A day on the slopes -- or even just an hour of shoveling the


SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Friday At Mallory Square, Key West, Fla. (ESPN), John

Rain turns to snow as temperatures dive

Monday's highs of 50 and 60 dropped by about 30 degrees overnight. ASSOCIATED PRESS The

ON THE FAIRWAYS This week's pro golf events

PGA TOUR Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Palm Desert, Calif. Schedule: Today-Sunday Courses: The Classic

Plan would elect by popular vote

Legislators in 47 states said they'll sponsor the plan for change this year. BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)


STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.59 .42 Avalon Holdings,7.41.09 Clear


NORTHFIELD RESULTS TUESDAY 1st-Mac'sHighHopes(MelloyJr)6.803.803.00 Me An Da Firm

The miracle worker: Payton shocking NFL

The first-year head coach has New Orleans one game from the Super Bowl. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sean

Talks aim at future of local operations

A national deal is needed before local contract talks can be completed. By DON SHILLING

Committee assignments stay same as '06

POLAND -- At their first regular meeting of the year, village council members voted to retain the

Alumni give 5.5M to Grove City College

The college will name its Student Union in honor of the Breens. GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City


BASEBALL BB Rooners -- has a roster opening. Call (330) 402-7264. Boardman Community League --

Instant lottery tickets worth 17M unclaimed

Scratch-off games are confusing, some lottery players said. AKRON (AP) -- Ohioans never bothered

Generators restore full power after fire

The fire did not interrupt essential patient services and did not endanger the hospital. By

Boys drive train, face charges

The two teens had walked away from a juvenile detention home. NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- An early

Campbell's defense stuffs Niles, 57-26 Jermaine Richardson and Bryant Burt led the Red Devils to their seventh win.

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF CAMPBELL -- Campbell High boys basketball coach Brian

High-tech system would deter attacks

Privacy advocates and others are raising objections to the project. WASHINGTON POST PARIS --

Death toll rises to 50 in 9 states

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power. BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) --

Dave Drevna helps Western Reserve topple Columbiana in 68-48 victory

The senior forward scored 23 points in the Blue Devils' win. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR

Officials confirm attack of 'killer bees'

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The attack was terrifying. As a young woman

Obama to start fundraising

A black man with only two years' experience in Washington, Obama faces some major obstacles.

Officials move ahead on removing member

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Removal of a New Middletown Village councilman who has moved outside the village


It's time to trifle with truffles and mess with mousses. By STEPHANIE UJHELYI VINDICATOR

Tancredo will look into a run for the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo, an outspoken opponent of illegal

PREVIEW | YSU Men's basketball

YSU MEN (8-10, 3-3) at BUTLER (15-2, 3-1) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse,

ROUNDUP Developments

The latest developments in Iraq: Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as

Woman sentenced to 5 years in police assault

WARREN -- The driver of the car from which a gunman fired at two Warren police officers in an

South Range rally sinks Lowellville

The Raiders outscored the Rockets in the second half, 35-17, for a 56-44 win. By TOM WILLIAMS

Lead actor discusses film's positive aspects

The film highlights the traditions and history of black university life. By ERIN TEXEIRA

Doctors assess Castro health report

MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS MIAMI -- A Spanish newspaper's report that Fidel Castro is wasting away from


FRIDAY XHoly Trinity Church, 250 Bridge St., Struthers, will be selling potato, cabbage and lekvar

Ex-police chief starts job as acting head of Ohio BCI

The ex-chief will probably head the commission that combats organized crime. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Cell phone ignites, burns man, investigator says

The phone spontaneously combusted while in the man's pocket, the official said. SAN FRANCISCO



'Debbie' thinks she can rule the house

Dear Annie: I'm 19 and attending college. I room with five other girls, and the father of one of

Bids opened for JFS office

The plan is to move employees into the building by June. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Council considers buyout proposal

About 40 employees are expected to take the buyout, the finance director says. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Both vulnerable. South deals.

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH K J 4 2 K 9 3 10 8 7 5 3 6 WEST EAST 9 7 6

Drain-cleaner bomb

Drain-cleaner bomb AUSTINTOWN -- A man who heard a loud explosion outside his home discovered the

Naomi Campbell pleads guilty to assault charge

Naomi Campbell pleads guilty to assault charge NEW YORK -- Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty to

Chimera's goal gives Columbus 5-4 OT win

The Blue Jackets snapped a 4-game losing streak. CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Chimera scored at 2:31 of

"The Department of Defense should not be supplying sensitive military equipment to our adversaries, our enemies, terrorists."

Opinion: "The Department of Defense should not be supplying sensitive military equipment to our adversaries,

Man arrested in break-in and burglary of jewelry store

WARREN -- Police apprehended a man they said had broken into a West Market Street jewelry store. The

Rudy Giuliani's social liberalism is overstated

Opinion: By DEROY MURDOCK SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK -- Like a stack of scratched records,

For CIC, items on agenda show no progress

LISBON -- The Columbiana County Community Improvement Corp. was zero for three on Tuesday. Colfor

Ex-Girard schools chief seeks early prison release

Included with the filing were nine letters from supporters. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Sunday, Jan 21st. Conference Championships CHICAGO21/2New Orleans

NBA ROUNDUP | Tuesday's games

Mavericks 109, Rockets 96 DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki and Devean George each sparked crucial rallies

Reporter to be elections director

Greenburg will also be the public information officer. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

Fireworks warehouse wins permit approval

The facility would be the size of four football fields. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR


AUSTRALIAN OPEN Wednesday's results At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: 15.68


MEN Daemen 81, Geneva 65 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-four turnovers and a 34-26 deficit in rebounds


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARY MAVERICKS 109, ROCKETS 96 HOUSTON (96) -- Battier 2-7 1-2 5, Ju.Howard

School bus driver cited in Columbus accident

COLUMBUS (AP) -- A school bus driver was cited in an accident with a car that left a high school

Oil prices hit new low; expected to continue falling

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices dropped below 52 a barrel to new 19-month lows Tuesday on a report that

Commissioner to resign as school treasurer

LISBON -- New Columbiana County Commissioner Penny Traina said Tuesday she will resign as treasurer

Man held in robbery

Man held in robbery YOUNGSTOWN -- Police charged an 18-year-old Norwood Avenue man with aggravated


MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE WLPct.GB Philadelphia84.667-- Detroit96.600 1/2 Chicago76.53811/2


TODAY 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Australian Open. 3 p.m. (GC) Golf: PGA Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Batteries sought for primary

The board found the same batteries for considerably less money. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


GETTING IT RIGHT Brookfield schools could save about 60,000 this year from negating a 3 percent

What will Russians be driving in 2010?

Opinion: By MIKHAIL KHMELYOV RIA NOVOSTI MOSCOW -- What kind of cars are Russians driving these days?

Gray helps No. 6 Pitt outmuscle Huskies

The Panthers center had 22 points and 19 rebounds in the 63-54 victory. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Federer easily advances

Svetlana Kuznetsova had little trouble dismissing Monique Adamczak. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --


MONDAY'S GAMES Washington 114, Utah 111 New York 102, Sacramento 97 Milwaukee 99, Charlotte 91

Council members to vote on joining transit system

The transit system will provide 2 rides for seniors this year. By AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR

The Vindicator

The Vindicator POWER OUT: St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown was without its main

Hard luck lands sisters in shelter

The Family Living Center provides nights of shelter to 9,000 people a year, most of them children.

Meeting on timber sales

Meeting on timber sales Property owners interested in selling timber are invited to a meeting of

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2007. There are 348 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw during World War II.

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2007. There are 348 days left in the year. On this date


Steelers talk Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin, one of three finalists for the

Fast start keys Lakeview

The Bulldogs are 4-0 in the TAC after a 59-34 victory over Girard. By JOHN BASSETTI VINDICATOR

Boardman clobbers Blackhawk, 93-50

Fitch rallied from a halftime deficit for a win over Chaney. BOARDMAN -- Courtney Schiffauer and

The president asserts new authority to open mail

Editorial: There is a basic contradiction in the White House's explanation of President Bush's signing

ROUNDUP | Tuesday's other games

Devils 1, Rangers 0 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur stopped 26 shots for his NHL-best

Ex-wife of CEO sells her 6% stake

CHESTER, W.Va. (AP) -- The ex-wife of MTR Gaming Group Inc.'s chief executive officer has sold her 6

Vinatieri a clutch weapon for Colts

The former New England kicker hopes to give Patriots the boot out of playoffs. INDIANAPOLIS (AP)

Easy hint helps unstick marshmallows

Dear Heloise: Please tell me how to keep marshmallows from sticking together. I have stored them in


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace William III and Valerie Bundy, Campbell, girl, Jan. 15.

Guardsmen feeling tension, strain of more combat duty

One member said the war could have an effect on recruitment. LOS ANGELES TIMES John Hanson, a


CANFIELD CITY Jan. 11 Marijuana: Two male juveniles from Pennsylvania were arrested on drug


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


Associated Press NO SHOW: Although gowns that have made a stir on the red carpet in the past will

YSU will face toughest league rivals on the road

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State's women's basketball team

Dems work on GOP defection

Going too far in criticizing Bush and cutting off funds would be wrong, some say. CHRISTIAN

Signature gowns of past collected for Oscar show

The show will be a retrospective of memorable outfits from previous Academy Award galas. LOS

CORTLAND City council

Council met Tuesday night and handled these matters: Authorized the mayor to enter into a 367,515


LOCAL Yarab commits to Air Force YOUNGSTOWN -- Ursuline High School senior running back Matt

National Business Digest

NATION Insurance companies paid out 8.8B in 2006 claims NEW YORK -- The insurance industry paid

Council to quash fire district

The mayor said he was proud of his record of annexations into the city. By D.A. WILKINSON


TUESDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST Amherst 103, Elms 69 Bates 89, St. Joseph's, Maine 80


FOOD Chocolate lovers get set for event CHOCOHOLICS ARE looking forward to the Mahoning County

Ali turns 65 today focused on past

His body is ravaged by Parkinson's disease and the effects of surgery. By TIM DAHLBERG


Study: Periodontal disease increases risk of cancer A new study finds that along with smoking,

Despite youth and inexperience, Tomlin feels up to job

The Vikings assistant got his second interview with the Steelers on Tuesday. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

Newton Falls defeats Brookfield for 3-1 TAC record

NEWTON FALLS -- Matt Dillon scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds Tuesday as the Newton

Politics could cause U.S. to lose in Iraq

Opinion: Nothing is easier than to second-guess decisions made in wartime. Anyone who has bothered to read

You could be a loser if you try to claim your winnings

Opinion: You could be a loser if you try to claim your winnings EDITOR: I recently received a letter


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John R. Schmelia, 31, of 7437 Sugar Tree, Boardman, and Mary

Crosby and Christensen score twice for Penguins

The Islanders scored a rare 3-on-5 goal, but lost, 5-2. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sidney Crosby and the

Ban lifted on news Web site

The ban occurred because of message board postings, the superintendent said. By JOHN W. GOODWIN

4 men set up PAC for races

The committee plans to start endorsing candidates in the May primary. By DAVID SKOLNICK

'Jackets' night set at 'Chevy'

The SteelHounds will celebrate their affiliation with the NHL team Saturday. YOUNGSTOWN -- The


TUESDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Kennedy Catholic 63, Wilson 52 Campbell 57,

Construction of tallest skyscraper nears two-thirds mark in Dubai

The skyscraper will be dozens of stories taller than the current record holder. DUBAI, United

Academics come first at Hiram

HIRAM -- "We are students first and athletes after that. The emphasis and focus [are] on academics,

Teachers said kids were msging during class

The ban on from city schools has been lifted after one week. Superintendent Joseph Jeswald said complaints...