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Moohead and us -- made for each other

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Beware of bumps in lines

AUSTINTOWN — A woman was the victim of pickpockets working together at the Pilot on North

Trumbull County indictments

A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted these people, who will be arraigned at 11 a.m. Friday

Unions to be briefed on tentative pact

WARREN — Trumbull County workers covered under contracts for three unions will meet Wednesday

18-year director resigns under cloud

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The executive director of the Lawrence County Housing Authority resigned

Pa. high court will hear local racing appeals

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals filed by the chief

Land bank could offer space for gardens, additions

NILES — City officials are looking at creating a land bank to put vacant lots back into use.

Jeweled Jumpers and other flights of fancy

BOARDMAN — Seventh-grader Emily Schueller depicted grasshoppers as a sea of colorful jewels.

Parents and kids to blame, residents say

GIRARD — Most residents asked about teen drinking concerns and drug arrests here said

Former Youngstowner gets a top state post

YOUNGSTOWN — Gov. Ted Strickland appointed a former Youngstown resident to serve as director

Wilson names Columbiana's Johnson as top local aide

CANFIELD — U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson named Dennis Johnson, chairman of the Columbiana County

Biros gets death reprieve until March

Gov. Ted Strickland today issued a reprieve of Tuesday’s scheduled execution of Kenneth Biros

Former Liberty woman admits embezzlement

WARREN — A former Liberty woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from her

First witnesses testify in Beshara trial

YOUNGSTOWN — As he was preparing to go to church, Andy Leone was startled by the squealing of

Are Youngstown teaching staff cuts coming?

YOUNGSTOWN — The chairman of a fiscal oversight commission helping the Youngstown City Schools

Ex-U.S. Rep. Ney sentenced to prison

<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px">WASHINGTON (AP) _ Former Rep. Bob Ney was sentenced

No. 5 Ohio State rolls to 16th victory

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jessica Davenport scored 16 points and Brandie Hoskins had 15, leading No. 5

Smith's eight 3-point goals set Lisbon record in 71-52 win

Emily Smith broke teammate Erica Sims' school record of seven 3-point goals that was set last week.



Notebook helped on moving day

Dear Heloise: I had to move last year from a large house to a smaller one and do it myself, with the


high five Top five by sales this week film 1. "Stomp the Yard," Sony Screen Gems. 2. "Night

Fire destroys home

Fire destroys home WARREN -- Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed

Folk singer Dement does it her way

The artist offers an explanation for why she does what she does. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR


ATHLETIC GROUPS McDonald Sideliners will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday in the senior citizens room at the

Group to become separate

Warren GROWs' first efforts to become a Main Street community were rejected. BY AMANDA GARRETT

2005 audit finds many problems

The state audit doesn't include any findings for recovery. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL REPORTER

Abortion foes aren't giving up the fight

Opinion: BOSTON -- Do you worry that things are getting too touchy-feely on the home front? Are you afraid

Nadal struggles, but pulls out win

He was even hit once in his second round match with Philipp Kohlschreiber. MELBOURNE, Australia


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Brian D. Schiele, 29, of 7938 Akron-Canfield Road, Canfield,

Taking stock of grunge

A Kurt Cobain biography that teens can enjoy looks at more than just the man. By DOUG ESSER

Step taken to locate cell callers

Origins of 911 cell phone calls will be pinpointed by the end of the year. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

On the SidE. . .

Opinion: ON THE SIDE. . . This and that from the world of Valley politics. POSSIBLE LOTTERY WINNER: The

Bruins upend Penguins with 5-4 shootout win

Phil Kessel scored the winner as the Bruins got their third win in 10 games. BOSTON (AP) -- Phil

Stock Listing of Local Interest

STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.34 --.41 Avalon Holdings,7.38.07 Clear

Bucs acquire Adam LaRoche from Braves

The deal isn't final, but the 27-year-old power hitter is expected to join the team. PITTSBURGH


Man pleads innocent ST. LOUIS -- The parents of a kidnapped Missouri boy said Thursday they

REPORT | Ohio colleges

Highlights from seventh annual Performance Report for Ohio's Colleges and Universities: The

Universities will use report to try to increase funding

The report attributes Ohio's high tuition rates to lack of state support. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A

Rite Aid shareholders agree to deal to buy Brooks, Eckerd stores

HARRISBURG (AP) -- Rite Aid Corp. shareholders on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a deal worth

Lakeview's hot streak sheds Liberty from a tie

The Bulldogs have one TAC loss after a 68-62 triumph over the Leopards. By DOUG CHAPIN

Panel changes one sewer project

Commissioners approved matching funding for the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force. WARREN -- Trumbull

Ursuline surges for first SVC victory

Warren JFK had limited the Irish to 20 points in the first three quarters. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU

In marathon session, House OKs energy bill

Nancy Pelosi said the Democrats are keeping a promise. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House wrapped up the

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Board OKs hiring engineer for work on water tower

The contract won't be signed until land ownership is resolved. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL

Political satirist won Pulitzer

The columnist lived a year after he refused dialysis treatments. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Art Buchwald,

Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2007. There are 346 days left in the year. On this date in 1807, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is born in Westmoreland County, Va.

Opinion: Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2007. There are 346 days left in the year. On this date in

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IF YOU GO Who: Iris Dement. When: 8 p.m. tonight. Where: Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo

Business News Digest

REGION Workers join UAW at Quality Industrial LORDSTOWN -- Hourly workers at the Lordstown plant


NOTEBOOK From Melbourne Gaining confidence: Lleyton Hewitt found his net game. He's still

Pavlik hoping title doors open

By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF AUSTINTOWN -- Several golden opportunities could open up

Sweet: Report gives YSU reasons to brag

YSU has been able to maintain the lowest tuition rate among public universities. By HAROLD GWIN


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NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's game Heat 104, Pacers 101 MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade scored 33 points,

Verplank, Rose tied for Hope Classic lead

Phil Mickelson is eight shots behind. THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. (AP) -- The first question Scott

NHL ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

Canadiens 4, Thrashers 1 ATLANTA -- Montreal broke out of its scoring slump, finding the net for

Mittal Steel looks to sell part of operations to Esmark Inc.

Workers at the former Weirton Steel could have their third change of ownership since 2003.

Rayen's Taylor nears milestone

Mooney and Warren Harding also won Steel Valley Conference games. YOUNGSTOWN -- Junior Brittany

Two designs will help light up downtown

The money is going only to the lighting project, the plaza director said. By KATIE LIBECCO

Don't cast that ballot just yet

Opinion: In politics, what goes up fast often comes down just as fast. It's something to keep in mind in

SteelHounds to host Bossier-Shreveport

The two teams will also meet Saturday with both games starting at 7:05 p.m. YOUNGSTOWN -- With the

She'll be better off with friends who are her own age

Dear Annie: For most of her life, my 11-year-old daughter has been best friends with "Tammy," age 9.

UW-Milwaukee snaps YSU streak

Poor shooting contributed to the Penguins' 60-44 loss in Wisconsin. MILWAUKEE -- The Youngstown

Baldwin, Fey help make '30' rock

The show has gotten funnier since it first came on the air, one critic says. By FRAZIER MOORE AP

"I think it is important that we not let this success here in Afghanistan slip away from us and that we keep the initiative. There's no reason to sit back and let the Taliban regroup."

Opinion: "I think it is important that we not let this success here in Afghanistan slip away from us and that

Muslims protest portrayal as terrorists on '24'

Muslims protest portrayal as terrorists on '24' CLIFTON, N.J. -- Two years ago, Muslim groups

County to aid, but not end, funding woes

The county's recycling agency is more than 250,000 in the red. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard: HUBBARD Jan. 13 Auto

All-American Conference is off after TAC principals shelve plan

The vote came a week after the superintendents of 16 schools decided to unite. By JOE SCALZO


Airstream club to meet WARREN -- Mahoning Valley Ohio Unit of WBCCCI, International Airstream

Inflation pace slows while wages increase

Workers' wages showed bigger gains last year. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inflation in 2006 eased to the

Even those who deserve to die should be given dignity

Editorial: The happiest face that can be put on the recent botched executions in Iraq is that the new

Subway robber gets 10 years

The defendant's record includes armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual battery. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Legislation opposes more troops

Senate Democrats were joined by two Republicans in presenting the measure. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Plains prepare for second cold blast

Most of Oklahoma and parts of Missouri are expecting 6 inches of snow. DALLAS (AP) -- Areas of the

Running backs take 'Edge' off

Joseph Addai and Dominic Rhodes have filled in nicely for Edgerrin James. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- No

Both vulnerable. South deals.

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

Jurors see sites in case

The victim pleaded for her life, the prosecutor said. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

ROAD PROJECTS Trumbull County

Trumbull County commissioners said Thursday that 1.3 million worth of 2007 county engineer road


Mahdi Army fighters said they were under siege in their Sadr City stronghold as U.S. and Iraqi

Pentagon's rules allow hearsay, coerced testimony

Coerced evidence isn't used by civilized nations, the Human Rights First director said. WASHINGTON

Girard needs a plan to get out of fiscal emergency

Opinion: Girard needs a plan to get out of fiscal emergency EDITOR: Now that the local elections are

6 of 10 charged in selling marijuana are students

No drug trafficking occurred on school property, the chief said. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


'METAL GEAR SOLID: PORTABLE OPS' (Konami) for PSP Grade: A The two previous PSP "Metal Gear"

Strickland's inaugural was a slog through the muck

Opinion: Those who attended Gov. Ted Strickland's inauguration had nothing but praise for the events and the

Black coaches near Super trip

No black head coach has ever made it to the Super Bowl. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Two weeks ago, Lovie

5 United Ways combining for final push toward goal

Bad economic conditions have taken a toll on giving to the UW campaigns. YOUNGSTOWN -- Five area

Opportunities of G.I. Bill pay dividends

Opinion: By RUSS MINICK MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS History quiz: Question: What is the origin of the modern

DANIEL NEGREANU | Poker Five secrets to winning tournaments

If you're saving up your money to play in one of the big 10,000 events on the poker circuit, these

Brunner: Blackwell left office in a mess

The former officeholder played politics on his way out the door, Brunner said. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Testaverde hopes this will be 'Super' chance

The Patriots' third-string quarterback never has played in the Super Bowl. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)

No. 14 Duke subdues Wake Forest, 62-40

The Blue Devils have two straight wins after losing a pair of league games. ASSOCIATED PRESS


WOMEN'S TOP 25 Thursday's other games No. 1 Duke 65, North Carolina State 51 RALEIGH, N.C. --

Risk of death higher for male drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- That age-old stereotype about dangerous female drivers is shattered in a big new

Pit bulls wreak havoc at animal shelter

DAYTON (AP) -- Pit bull terriers being housed at the county animal shelter after being confiscated

Company is now Crayola

The name change will help the company's marketing efforts. EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- As CEO of the

Serrano indicted in death of brother

A city man was indicted in the assault of a deputy sheriff. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County grand

NFL ROUNDUP News and notes

Falcons: For the third time in nine months, Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick is making headlines for

Action at board meeting gets student suspended

The student's parents will be meeting with school officials. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR

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the dish save a snowball Although snow and wintry weather haven't hit the area until this

Forfeiture auction to help with restitution

The two-session sale is the largest single-case forfeiture auction the career prosecutor has seen.

Deal reached on hiring for parks

AUSTINTOWN -- A trustee who wanted to combine the parks and road departments to save money says the

Minister: Don't stop striving

A speaker said there is 'empirical evidence that blacks are overcoming.' By SEAN BARRON

Officials want to rename city's 'South Park'

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- There are not many fans of Cartman and Kenny on the city's recreation

Phantoms to honor YSU's football team

Mahoning Valley is seeking its 15th straight home win tonight. BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley

Blue Jackets are blanked in Nashville

Despite Rick Nash's return to the lineup, Columbus couldn't score . NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris

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BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS They all have them: the tales of what they did before they were famous --

Officials work on safety plan for school route

Council will ask for federal money to build sidewalks and install sewers. By SEAN BARRON

Proposal won't hit spending limits

A series of forums will be held to gather ideas for balancing the budget. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Gov.

Prosecutor claims recount rigged in Cuyahoga County

An elections board worker is facing six counts of misconduct. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Three elections

Breaking the pattern

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Now that the time has arrived for congressional Republicans to show what they've


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Sergio and Vanessa Arias, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 17.


Bucs add a bat The Pittsburgh Pirates unexpectedly finalized the trade they'd talked about for two

Two designs will help light up downtown

Federal Plaza director Claire Maluso said she hopes selling T-shirts will accomplish two things: promote downtown and...