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Rep. Wilson gets steel caucus position

U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson of St. Clairsville, D-6th, has accepted an appointment to the Congressional

New streetlights in Union Twp.

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Union Township supervisors approved placement of two streetlights on Winter

No money missing in Fowler

FOWLER — The Ohio Auditor’s office found Fowler Township’s fiscal officer did not

Wean art series on display on Warren

WARREN — A local artist’s works, which depict steel mills from around the world, are on

Mahoning 911 will pinpoint cell calls this year

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County commissioners have authorized a $13,950 agreement with a

Brookfield student suspended after remarks

BROOKFIELD — Comments made at a recent school board meeting landed one student in hot water

McDonald seeking sidewalk money

McDONALD — Village officials took a first step toward providing extra safety for pupils in

Compare drug costs on this YSU student's site

MINERAL RIDGE — A freshman computer science student at Youngstown State University has

Trustees compromise on parks workers

AUSTINTOWN —  A trustee who wanted to combine the parks and road departments to save

3rd Canfield station won't be on Herbert Road

CANFIELD — The Canfield Joint Fire District sees a third fire station in the township’s

Brunner: Blackwell left state office in a mess

YOUNGSTOWN —  Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says J. Kenneth Blackwell, her

Sharon names new chief

SHARON, Pa. — Michael J. Menster has been named the city’s new police chief. Menster,

Youngstown can hire engineer for Boardman tank

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s board of control approved a request by the water commissioner to

7 citations, repeat guidance in city's '05 audit

YOUNGSTOWN —  The city had five funds end 2005 with deficits, spent more money than it

Trumbull approves house purchase

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners have approved the county Children Services

United Way telethon Monday will offer prizes

YOUNGSTOWN — Five area United Ways in Ohio and Pennsylvania will participate in the Rally for

Warren development group splitting

WARREN — The Warren GROWs group is taking its first steps toward becoming an independent

Keep 'barking,' diversity speaker urges

YOUNGSTOWN — One of the Rev. Kenneth W. Paramore’s childhood memories is of his

Theft auction could net more than $100,000

YOUNGSTOWN — An assistant Mahoning County prosecutor said he expects a Saturday auction of big

Subway robber gets prison sentence

YOUNGSTOWN — The gunman who robbed the Subway sandwich shop on West Rayen Avenue near

YSU pleased with state performance report

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University President David C. Sweet said a 2006 performance

Marijuana sales bring 10 Girard arrests

GIRARD — Ten young people, including three juveniles, were charged Wednesday in connection

Columbia lowers natural gas rates

<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Columbia Gas of Ohio has

Art Buchwald dies

<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px">WASHINGTON (AP) _ Columnist and author Art Buchwald,

Trumbull County lists road improvements

Trumbull County commissioners say $1.3 million worth of 2007 county engineer road improvement

Badgers win 14th straight

North Carolina routed Clemson by 22 points in the ACC. ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. -- Michael

Actress Ruth Wilson forms strong opinion of character

The miniseries on PBS is the latest in a long line of film renditions of the novel. LOS ANGELES

Cancer deaths drop for 2nd year in row

Cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease. WASHINGTON POST


BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC Wednesday Palm Desert, Calif. Purse: 5 million LaQuinta Country

Theater workshop for high school students

Theater workshop for high school students YOUNGSTOWN -- An opportunity to experience Shakespeare's

Steps must be taken to stop the racism

Dear Annie: I am a 12-year-old girl with a big problem. I am African-American and proud of it, but

YSU Dana School concert series set for DeYor

The series was several years in the making. By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

Study: Ear tubes not needed to promote learning

BOSTON (AP) -- Implanting ear tubes in most toddlers with frequent infections will make no

Runaway boy leads cops on chase

The boy was trying to get back to Dallas, where he used to live, his mother said. LAKEWOOD, Wash.

Small towns, RIP?

Opinion: Sacramento Bee: Small-town America is vanishing -- or not, depending on circumstances peculiar to

Exploding U.S. deficit, debt demands action in Congress

Editorial: Seven months ago, U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, launched a legislative initiative to

Nationwide taps K-Fed for Super Bowl TV ad

Nationwide taps K-Fed for Super Bowl TV ad COLUMBUS -- Britney Spears no longer wants him as her

Groups unite to devise plan

The first phase deals with improving health coverage for children. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

Both vulnerable. North deals.

Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH Q J K J 6 3 K J 7 A K 5 3 WEST EAST K 10 8 7

Supplement is cinnamon alternative

Q. I have high cholesterol and diabetes (controlled through diet). I've been using cinnamon to help

Adultery to bring life in prison

The state attorney general confessed an adulterous relationship in 2005. DETROIT FREE PRESS

Associated Press

Associated Press PITIFUL PIGEON: A pigeon slides along the ice in downtown San Antonio. A winter

O.A.R. Saxophone lead rocker on a surprising career

Last year, the group had a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

Using troops for political gain not new

Opinion: By FRED HIATT WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- Who's using the troops for political purposes? Who



VIENNA Port authority moves on building of hangars

The port authority is likely to approve some airport money to market Allegiant flights. By ED

Police misconduct warrants an open, impartial inquiry

Opinion: Police misconduct warrants an open, impartial inquiry EDITOR: The Boardman Township police have


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Tropical Pirate (Shetler)16.207.804.60 Valentino Express


'THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND' Grade: B+ Director: Kevin Macdonald Rating: R for strong violence,


Surplus clothing Eastside Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., Youngstown (old fire station at Oak and

To fight crime, involve kids in neighborhoods

The community activist hopes to make a helpful connection with youths in area. By KATIE LIBECCO

Videotaped beating leads to arrests of 3

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 13-year-old whose videotaped beating was posted widely on the Internet thought

Rite Aid shareholders to vote on proposal

Wall Street is divided on Rite Aid's growth plan. HARRISBURG (AP) -- Rite Aid Corp., which began

Pirates deal for LaRoche

The trade with Atlanta involves left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After two

Commanders from U.S. seek more troops

Some U.S. officials say America shouldn't have to fill the demands. CHICAGO TRIBUNE KABUL,

The Mahoning Valley theater season gets back into high gear this weekend, with a number of plays

The Mahoning Valley theater season gets back into high gear this weekend, with a number of plays


TUESDAY'S GAMES New Orleans 84, Orlando 78, OT Dallas 109, Houston 96 Seattle 101, Cleveland


WEDNESDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST Allegheny 93, Oberlin 68 Army 60, American U. 55

Arsenic unlikely in Napoleon's death

The French leader had lost about 20 pounds within a few months, another sign of stomach cancer.


STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.73 .14 Avalon Holdings,7.31--.10 Clear


AUSTRALIAN OPEN Thursday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: 15.68 million (Grand

Running backs looking to put forth best effort

Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson are preparing for a Saints team that ranked 23rd against the run.

ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

Sabres 6, Bruins 3 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Brian Campbell and Maxim Afinogenov scored four minutes apart

Snow, freezing rain immobilize Texas

Residents of the Lone Star State are unaccustomed to cold weather. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Icy


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Vanity Perez and Jiaro Monserrat, Youngstown, boy, Jan.

GM's top official wants diversity in energy supply

The GM CEO called for more government support for alternative fuels. DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- With

Leaders of GOP mount offense

Olympia Snowe became the second Republican Senator to come out for the Democratic resolution.


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

GM barely retains title of largest automaker

Toyota is close to taking the title of world's largest automaker. DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors

Panel of federal judges in charge of wiretapping

Now, all federal eavesdropping must be approved by court order. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush

Best Bets on TV Tonight

"Scrubs" (9 p.m., NBC): Always silly and inventive, "Scrubs" outdoes itself with this week's episode

Clijsters' farewell begins well

Serena Williams held her concentration long enough for a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Anne Kremer.


WEDNESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES WIZARDS 99, KNICKS 98 NEW YORK (98) -- Jeffries 3-5 0-0 6, Frye 3-8

Buckeyes blast Northwestern, 73-41

The point-guard tandem of Mike Conley Jr. and Jamar Butler did more than pass. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Prime minister says criticism by Bush, Rice likely aided terrorists

An American woman was killed in an ambush in the capital. COMBINED DISPATCHES BAGHDAD, Iraq --

& lt;B & gt;BINION, & lt;/B & gt;William W., 70, of Warren; calling

& lt;B & gt;BINION, & lt;/B & gt;William W., 70, of Warren; calling hours Thursday


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

No financial privacy here

Opinion: It's not just the FBI that may be surreptitiously looking at your banking and credit records. The

Boeing blowing Airbus out of the skies

Opinion: CHICAGO -- After an excellent year, Boeing is counting its blessings, which include its competitor.

Montoya scrutinized as newcomer to the scene

The Colombian is trying hard to approach each new day as a learning experience. DAYTONA BEACH,

NBA ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's games

Raptors 101, Kings 85 TORONTO -- Morris Peterson scored 22 points and Chris Bosh added 20 to help

Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2007. There are 347 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2007. There are 347 days left in the year. On this date

NOTEBOOK | From Melbourne

Sampras elected to HOF: As a tennis history buff, Pete Sampras can't wait to walk around the sport's

Venezuela's Chavez is a hit on one campus in India

Opinion: NEW DELHI -- I happened to be giving a talk at the Jawaharlal Nehru University here the day that

Company: Our systems were hacked

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- TJX Cos., operator of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount stores, said

Regional Business Digest

REGION First Place's growth leads to stand-alone branches WARREN -- First Place Bank is moving

Grimm's chances are good

Neither the team nor coaching candidate would confirm that preliminary contract talks have begun.


Prosecutors: Suspect terrorized boy with gun POTOSI, Mo. -- A man arrested after two missing boys

DANA AT THE DEYOR | Concert schedule

Jan. 22: Faculty artist recital with Caroline Oltmanns, piano, 8 p.m. Feb. 4: Dana Chamber

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and new applications.

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and new


IF YOU GO Who: O.A.R. with special guest, Gomez. When: 7:30 Saturday. Where: A.J. Palumbo Center,

Time running out for Colts' Manning

The quarterback's career is filled with records, but there's something missing. INDIANAPOLIS (AP)

Accurate math, birdies work in Allenby's favor

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) -- Robert Allenby got the benefit of a late-morning tee time and went on a


COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Manuel Santiago, 50, of 2908 Bears Den Road,


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"We may have to do without guacamole for a while. And we may be drinking our Coronas without limes."

Opinion: "We may have to do without guacamole for a while. And we may be drinking our Coronas without limes."

TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's college basketball

No. 6 Connecticut 96, Providence 53 PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Tina Charles scored 18 points, Mel Thomas

To fight crime, involve kids in neighborhoods

Maggy Lorenzi is urging citizens on the South Side to work with youths in their neighborhood who are on probation to...


Agenda FridayYoungstown City Schools Financial Planning and Supervision Commission, 11 a.m., Irene