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Steelers coach not yet selected

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will wait until at least Monday to announce their

Woman reports rape

YOUNGSTOWN — A 43-year-old woman said she was attacked and raped as she walked along Oak Hill

Baby is 'serious'

YOUNGSTOWN — A 7-month-old Almyra Avenue girl was in serious condition Saturday night at Akron

Change in Warren school program causes debate

WARREN — The city school district has made changes to its gifted and talented program that it

South Range schools seek levy

NORTH LIMA — Hoping to raise funds for the construction of a new school building, the South

Robbers in Cornersburg called 'stupid'

YOUNGSTOWN — Cornersburg, gateway to the suburbs, hasn’t turned out to be the best place

Browns pick offensive coordinator

BEREA, Ohio (Ticker) - Rob Chudzinski did not want to wait to find out if the San Diego Chargers

Steelers name new coach - maybe.

PITTSBURGH - It appears that Mike Tomlin has gone from a longshot candidate to coach of the

Western Reserve gets 10th with win over Wellsville

The Blue Devils controlled the boards getting 22 offensive rebounds. BERLIN CENTER -- Senior guard


COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Docket entries State v. Brandon Fortson, to undergo rehabilitation for

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Crime-scene cleanup

Crime-scene cleanup TINA FREEMAN, an employee of National Fire Repair in Boardman, demonstrates


GRADS LIST These students were awarded bachelor's degrees unless otherwise noted: UNIVERSITY OF

Pele trailblazer for Beckham

Thirty years ago, soccer wasn't as accepted or understood as it is today. NEW YORK (AP) -- David

Cameron pledges team concept

Previously San Diego's offensive coordinator, the coach replaces Nick Saban. DAVIE, Fla. (AP) --

Southern Plains face threat of new storm

The storms have caused at least 74 deaths. EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A storm carrying the threat of


FRIDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST Baruch 68, Medgar Evers 66 Brooklyn 61, NYCCT 58

Witnesses testify in Beshara murder trial

The homicide victim was identified by dental records two days after her death. By PETER H.

NHL ROUNDUP Friday's other games

Sabres 4, Canucks 3 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ales Kotalik scored the decisive shootout goal, capping the

Area lawmakers seek explanations for higher prices

A gallon of gas in Toledo was up to 42 cents cheaper than in the Valley. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

Oprah is still the richest

Oprah is still the richest NEW YORK -- Surprise, surprise. Grass is green, the world is round and


HUNTER, TRAPPER EDUCATION INFORMATION -- Ohio: call (800) WILDLIFE Pennsylvania: (814) 432-3187.


FRIDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES WIZARDS 114, MAGIC 93 WASHINGTON (114) -- Butler 8-21 5-5 21, Jamison 11-

Phantoms post 15th home win

Mahoning Valley scored a 6-1 decision over Traverse City Friday at the Ice Zone. By GREG GULAS


FRIDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Rayen 64, Chaney 63 Mooney 46, Wilson 44

Oft-injured Nixon inks 3 million deal with Indians

The former Red Sox outfielder has been on the DL every year since 2004. CLEVELAND (AP) -- After

County workers to hear details on deal

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


JENNIFER BRYSON KENIS KEATHLEY BOARDMAN -- St. James Meeting House in Boardman Township Park was

Miss Bobovnyk, Mr. Kountz plan April wedding

MINERAL RIDGE -- Announced by Philomena and Fred Bobovnyk Sr., 1861 Cloverbrook Drive, are plans


ALL MY CHILDREN Zoe was ready to confess the murders rather than reveal her secret, but after

Blake advances past Ginepri

The two Americans, who are close friends, battled in the first two sets. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

Area native named to governor's Cabinet

The Cabinet member is a former Youngstown school board member. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Parents announce Foley- Johnson wedding plans

The engagement of Lara N. Foley, 6597 Country Ridge Road, Austintown, and Todd R. Johnson, 2566

Foundation plans event to benefit young patients

Patrons will have an opportunity to win one of several cash prizes totaling over 4,000. LIBERTY

Stocks mixed; investors try to look past profit news

Consumer sentiment has been high, a preliminary reading shows. By TIM PARADIS ASSOCIATED PRESS

McDonough Museum hosts Scholastic art show

YOUNGSTOWN -- The 2007 Regional Scholastic Art Awards will be on exhibit today through Feb. 9 at the

Has reproduction ego gone wild?

Opinion: Can there be no end to the vanity of having to parent one's own genetic child? Apparently not.

Don't forget to take stock of the offseason

Who among us anglers can't use a little winter therapy and gain a solid sense of accomplishment as

Starry-eyed ambitions

Opinion: Washington Post: A year and a half ago, the National Academy of Sciences reported that the country's

Beckham's new challenge: lure more Hispanics fans

The English soccer star is pretty much unknown to American sports fans. LOS ANGELES (AP) --

Feds mull tighter restrictions on truckers

Some people in the industry aren't sure the monitoring devices are a good idea. By RODD CAYTON


Devils 4, Flyers 3 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 20.8 seconds


BOOK SENSE PICKS Top 10 Children's Books for Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense is a marketing program

Business news digest

REGION Company negotiates sale of parts of Weirton Steel MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- They haven't

Press ignores plus signs at GM

Opinion: By WARREN BROWN WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- What is it about the human condition that so

Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2007. There are 345 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2007. There are 345 days left in the year. On this date

Outlook is mixed on Oscar winners

No clear favorite has emerged for best picture. By DAVID GERMAIN AP MOVIE WRITER LOS ANGELES

Here are I do's and don'ts for wedding guests

Guests should vow to be on best behavior at weddings. SCRIPPS HOWARD I, (your name here), take

Postal Service should revisit its decision on mail delivery

Editorial: The U.S. Postal Service's one-size-fits-all scheme for delivery of mail to new housing developments

NEY CASE Timeline

Events that led to Rep. Bob Ney's 21/2-year prison sentence, handed down Friday in a congressional

Aut Mori Grotto 2007 officers installed at January meeting

BOARDMAN -- A highlight of the Jan. 6 meeting of Aut Mori Grotto was the installation of a slate of

Pledges for hunger

Pledges for hunger YOUNGSTOWN -- Gary Sexton, executive director of WYSU-FM 88.5 Public Radio and

SCHEDULE Prep bowling

Monday Champion vs. Hubbard at Bell Wick Bowl Liberty vs. Girard at Kay Lanes McDonald vs.

South Korea, United States: Gaps remain in tough talks

A seventh round of talks is scheduled for mid-February. By KELLY OLSEN ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL,

Superheroes look just like us

'Heroes' arrive on the scene just when we need them the most. By CHUCK BARNEY CONTRA COSTA TIMES


Send newsletters to the religion editor All churches, synagogues, mosques and ministries are

Meeting set for CISV program

BOARDMAN -- There will be an informal meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mahoning Chapter of the

Bears' stingy defense faces challenge in Saints

Chicago's defenders have not been overpowering opponents of late. CHICAGO (AP) -- He is the poster

Glover and Rose Hope co-leaders

Lucas Glover is shooting for his second PGA Tour victory, while Justin Rose is looking for his

State fund develops destinations

The hotels operate under the Marriott or Renaissance label. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Forget Hilton


AREA SteelHounds help with jersey raffle YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown SteelHounds will hold a

NFL PREVIEW \ Today's games

NFC NEW ORLEANS (10-6, 1-0) at CHICAGO (13-3, 1-0) Game time: 3 p.m. TV/radio: (17/62) (8) (53);


By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- Niles McKinley High basketball coach Rick Kover

North-South vulnerable. South deals.

North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A 5 4 3 A 4 3 2 K 7 5 Q 3 WEST EAST 10

Manning is seeking to validate top career

Another big game loss will tarnish his mostly solid legacy. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The word Peyton


THURSDAY'S GAMES Miami 104, Indiana 101 Dallas 114, L.A. Lakers 95 FRIDAY'S GAMES Utah 102,

Trade group reports drop in U.S. demand for oil

The largest demand for the year was for distillate fuel. By DAN CATERINICCHIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOAT SAILOR: Jim Wilkins of Girard comments on the pontoon boat he bought Saturday during the auction.

BOAT SAILOR: Jim Wilkins of Girard comments on the pontoon boat he bought Saturday during the

Longtime friendship comforts fathers whose sons died in Iraq

Breakfast is now therapeutic for two men who have been meeting for 25 years. STOW, Ohio (AP) -- A


MEN'S SCORES EAST Alderson-Broaddus 72, Wheeling Jesuit 65 Assumption 78, S. Connecticut 75


PROMOTIONS New rank for Mooney grad Air Force Lt. Col. John S. O'Brien was promoted to his

Creative writing workshops set

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Pig Iron Literary & amp; Art Works will hold "Work in Process" creative


CAMPUS NOTES In the spotlight JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY, CLEVELAND David A. Rhodes, son of Dr.

ROUNDUP \ Saturday's events

Women's World Cup of Golf SUN CITY, South Africa -- Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst shot a 2-under 70

PLAY REVIEW Cast will make you laugh in 'Lie, Cheat

Keep your eye on the housekeeper -- she steals the show. By STEPHANIE UJHELYI VINDICATOR

NBA ROUNDUP Saturday's game

Clippers 112, Grizzlies 91 LOS ANGELES -- Elton Brand scored a season-high 34 points, and Sam


KRISTIN PROVENZALE BRENDAN MCCLOUD BOARDMAN -- Kristin Provenzale, a daughter of Anthony and


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

Lakeview wins a tight one in TAC

LaBrae missed a last-second shot as the Bulldogs won 66-65. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR

A Super drought comes to halt today

The Bears haven't been to the Super Bowl in 21 years. The Saints have no titles. CHICAGO (AP) --

Rupert-Hill engagement is announced

BOARDMAN -- The engagement of Gretchen Rupert and William Hill, both of 16900 Landings Drive,


BROWNLEE WOODS XBrownlee Woods Seniors will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith


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

School officials seek levy for new building

The majority of residents would like a new K-12 building, a survey shows. By VIRGINIA ROSS

Victorian Players offer classic 'Outward Bound'

Victorian Players offer classic 'Outward Bound' YOUNGSTOWN -- The Victorian Players production of

Chudzinski to take over as offensive coordinator

He was tight ends coach in 2004 and spent the last two years in San Diego. BEREA (AP) -- Rob

Abortion is more than a political concern

For more than three decades, hundreds of thousands of marchers have gathered annually during mid-

Chacon bypasses arbitration, signs

The potential starter will be paid 3.825 million in 2007. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Right-hander Shawn


NFL PLAYOFFS All Times EST Saturday, Jan. 6 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 8 Seattle 21,

Team denies claim that Tomlin hired

A Chicago Bears assistant may be interviewed again if he's available soon. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The

New owners to open golf course

The course will be open to the public for individual and league play and golf outings. By WILLIAM

GARDEN FORUM Upcoming activities

Call Dorothy Haddox, (330) 799-1613, or Eleanor Young, (330) 758-8273, for reservations or

SPEECH WINNERS | Canfield High

Results from the Canfield Speech and Debate Tournament held at Canfield High School on Jan. 6: TOP

Scouts have fun, learn skills

About 175 Boy Scouts endured the cold weather to vie in outdoor skill competitions. By LAURE

Catholic ministry brings hope, necessities to desperately poor

Lowndes County, Ala., is one of the 100 poorest counties in the United States. MOSSES, Ala. (AP)

Noah key cog in Florida win over Mississippi

No. 2 Wisconsin closed with a 10-2 run to beat Illinois, 71-64. ASSOCIATED PRESS GAINESVILLE,

Sunday talk show to feature NFL football player

YOUNGSTOWN -- Deryck Toles of Warren will discuss his Inspiring Minds Project, a nonprofit

Duquesne player sent to hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Duquesne University center Almamy Thiero was hospitalized Friday with blood clots

Cardinals brighten the day, lift spirits

Finally, winter seems to have arrived. Last week one morning the thermometer read 19 degrees, and an

Art Buchwald gets the last laugh

Opinion: "Hi. I'm Art Buchwald and I just died," the humorist announces jovially in a video he made for his

5 people arrested in apartment break-ins

YOUNGSTOWN -- City police arrested five people Friday after the manager of Westlake Terrace

Man is released; new trial ordered

Two men have been behind bars in the death since 1990. RAVENNA (AP) -- A man convicted 16 years

Mudbugs pull past 'Hounds

Youngstown missed a chance to move into second in the Northeast Division. By JOHN KOVACH

The Gospel according to Andy: Series uses themes from Mayberry

Relevance and realism get a moral message across to viewers of all ages. By LINDA M. LINONIS

Runaway baffles airport security

The creative 9-year-old drove a stolen car 90 mph while leading a police chase. WASHINGTON POST

Announcement made of Didek, Howley betrothal

The engagement of Stephanie A. Didek of Canfield and Thomas R. Howley of Hubbard is being announced.

Mill Creek ice rink shouldn't be confined to history

Opinion: Mill Creek ice rink shouldn't be confined to history EDITOR: It was a great disappointment to

SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS | Guest lineup

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" -- Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. and New

INDICTMENTS Trumbull County

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

Belly fat really is the worst

Nobody likes being big in the middle, but science has discovered it's linked to stress. By ERIN

STUDY GROUP Modern parables

WHAT: "The Mayberry Bible Study," a Winter Wednesday Night Study Group, will be led by the Rev. Mark

Rayen holds off Chaney rally, 64-63

Cardinal Mooney held off Wilson to post a 46-44 victory. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rayen High boys


TUESDAY Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple,


Agenda MondayAustintown Township trustees, 7 p.m., 82 Ohltown Road. Newton Falls school board,

CORPORATIONS Rising outcry over pay for CEOs

A few CEOs have received 200 million or more when leaving the company. MARKETWATCH WASHINGTON


SCOUTS Received Eagle Award Justin Kemp, son of Wayne and Susan Kemp of Warren, recently


OHIO Friday 1/19 Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-0-7 Pick 4, 4-2-2-5 Rolling Cash 5, 7-8-10-16-33 Mega

Generators continue to power St. Elizabeth

YOUNGSTOWN -- As work continues on replacing underground electrical feeder lines at St. Elizabeth

Brad Sackella has been named a partner at Dolan Group. He will lead the Sharon-based company's new

Brad Sackella has been named a partner at Dolan Group. He will lead the Sharon-based company's new

Officials consider creating land bank for vacant lots

Warren has about 320 properties listed on its land bank. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Disease concerns bait shop owners

In the Great Lakes states, sellers have to have the minnows tested and cleared first. By ERIC

Pupils' artwork to hang in halls of new hospital

Some of the pupils were surprised their work had been selected. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF

'Baby': Witty look at parenthood

The cast very ably carried off the Tony Award-winning musical. By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR

Police investigate shooting of cows

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating whether animal cruelty charges

Johnson named chief liaison to district

The Salem man will serve as the congressman's liaison with public officials. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Pit bulls creating turmoil

The shelter is housing more than 70 pit bulls. DAYTON (AP) -- They sink their teeth into workers,

NOTEBOOK \ Australian Open

Habit worth kicking: David Nalbandian has developed a habit he'd like to kick at this Australian

NATION New smoking bans in some states open up business opportunities

Whether it's hypnotism or smoking-cessation products, some are finding the bans profitable.

Hundreds turn out for auction of items in embezzlement case

The auction of ill-gotten merchandise brought in about 240,000. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR


Student fatally stabbed FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death Friday in a

COLLEGE ROUNDUP \ Women's basketball

Geneva 69, Roberts Wesleyan 53 BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva improved to 13-3 overall and 6-1 in the

Liberty tops Brookfield for eighth win

The Leopards used a strong second-half performance to overcome a 21-13 deficit. By JIM FLICK


LOCAL GPS class for boaters COLUMBIANA -- The Youngstown Power Squadron will present a GPS

Northfield Results

NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st--Miss-Elegant (Wengerd) C Js Criket (Wilson)6.003.60

Steve Irwin figure launches

The naturalist's widow wanted to proceed with the sale. TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- Crikey! A talking

Hillary Clinton makes history

Her creation of an exploratory committee allows her to raise campaign funds. NEW YORK (AP) --

UMass player does it again

Stephane Lasme is the 23rd college player to triple double. By JIM O'CONNELL AP BASKETBALL

Dog warden says coyotes are increasing

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) -- The coyote population is growing in Huron County and there have been reports


BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA--Suspended Golden State G Baron Davis for one

Hitt leads Hubbard to 44-39 win

Champion rolled past Girard 78-45 in another TAC contest. HUBBARD -- Corey Hitt made seven baskets

CHIPPEWA VALLEY For Minn. ethanol plant, vodka comes naturally

The plant has found another profitable use for its grain. WASHINGTON POST BENSON, Minn. -- As

U.S. official says extra troops may leave in summer

Military brass expect to see 'progress gradually over the next 60 to 90 days.' TALLIL AIR BASE,

McKees to observe 25th anniversary by renewing their marriage vows

GIRARD -- Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McKee Sr., 3715 Oakview Drive, will celebrate their 25th wedding

Seven Seventeen seeks scholarship applicants

WARREN -- Seven Seventeen Credit Union is taking applications for the six 1,000 college

Wilson High's history included bowling team

If you're into a little nostalgia, consider this excerpt from "A Bicentennial Salute to Woodrow

Irwin's last documentary will be aired

The energetic conservationist was killed by a stingray during the filming of the documentary.

Weekly quiz

Weekly quiz Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: K 10 7 6 2 A J 8 3 J 9 10 3 The bidding has


KINDERGARTEN Registration Schools are beginning to register children for kindergarten for the


WEDNESDAY Members of Ivy League will meet for a Dutch treat luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at Caf &

Ohio attorney general's office misses Medicaid-suit deadline

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio may be excluded from a lawsuit defending the right for Medicaid recipients to

On judge's order, wall is built to divide feuding couple's home

Three of their children stay on Mom's side, while one stays on Dad's side. NEW YORK (AP) -- Like

NEXT UP \ This week's events

YSU Monday -- Basketball press conference, 2:30 p.m., Beeghly Center Wednesday -- Men's basketball

In new season, judges deal cruel blows

Contestants looking for constructive criticism don't always get it. NEW YORK (AP) -- "Even the

Ney sentenced in bribery scandal

The sentence was harsher than what prosecutors had recommended. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former

New book speaks volumes on finding the right words

The collection of poems and prose will help those who are at a loss for words. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Guiding lights WARREN -- Girl Scouts of Lake to River Council is asking potential customers who

Family buries woman slain in 2000

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) -- More than six years after she disappeared, Patricia Ann Phillips' family

BESHARA TRIAL Other testimony

Comments of those who testified Friday in the trial of Benjamin Beshara: Jennifer Pountious of

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YSU Penguins stomped, 83-49; Phoenix win 12th straight game

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Youngstown State women's basketball team ran into a hot-shooting UW-Green Bay

Doctor pleads guilty to distributing OxyContin

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A former emergency room doctor from New Wilmington pleaded guilty to illegally

Columbus defies long odds, upends streaking Red Wings

Fredrik Norrena made 41 saves in the victory. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Everything pointed to another long


700s Amron -- Kevin Zook (730) & amp; Dan Hageman (704) in Ron Haus Mix Matchers; Dan Fishel


"HERE AND NOW" America (Burgundy Records) Grade: A America is back. Yes. THAT America. "A

Pens officials walk out on arena session

Pennsylvania officials claim the hockey team isn't being asked for too much. PITTSBURGH (AP) --


TODAY St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Changes concern parents

The changes eliminate separate classes for the gifted and talented students. By AMANDA GARRETT

House overhauls supervision of pages

The board will now include a former page and a parent of a current or former page. WASHINGTON (AP)

NBA ROUNDUP Friday's games

Wizards 114, Magic 93 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gilbert Arenas scored 30 points and Antawn Jamison had 31


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Save sharks, group urges

Conservationists try to rally support for dwindling shark species. HONOLULU (AP) -- The Kauai

Aunt's abundant medicines concern niece

Dear Annie: My "Aunt Suzy," who is only in her 50s, takes quite a bit of medicine. Sometimes she

Years ago...

Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2007. There are 344 days left in the year. On this date in

Proposal offers tax deductions for health insurance coverage

Between 46 million and 48 million people in the U.S. are uninsured. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President

Canadians rush to get passports for flying to U.S.

Visits to Canada by U.S. travelers have dropped 28 percent in five years. LOS ANGELES TIMES


Pelosi, White House clash: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi contended Friday that President Bush is

PREVIEW \ YSU basketball

MEN YSU (8-11, 3-4) vs. CLEVELAND STATE (7-13, 1-6) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Beeghly Center.

Teacher cuts to be weighed

Should Youngstown go down to the state minimum for teachers? By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR EDUCATION

Contest seeks creative ideas

'My String Is A ...?' is based on a picture book illustrated by former Austintown native John


'THE HITCHER' Grade: D. Director: Dave Meyers. Running time: 1 hour 23 minutes. Rating: R for

Police beef up patrols

A Cornersburg pharmacist says he's never seen so many robberies. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

10th dolphin dies in creek

10th dolphin dies in creek EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- The number of dolphins who have died since being

Project will provide necessities for prom

The project is designed to help students focus on the fun of prom night. By D.A. WILKINSON

Hingis, Sharapova manage to beat heat

Andy Roddick and Roger Federer each moved on with victories. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Top-

Companies help clean trauma scenes

A foreman said it takes between eight and 12 hours to clean a crime scene. By SARAH POULTON

Court to hear track appeal

Both sides say they look forward to the appeal. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU

Struthers school district sets open enrollment

STRUTHERS -- The Struthers City School District will again have open enrollment for the 2007-08

Bush prepares State of the Union address

House Democrats will have the president as their guest speaker at their annual retreat Feb. 3.

'Patriots Mystique' stands in way of Colts

But Indianapolis has home-field edge in the battle for the Super Bowl. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tony

MVP candidates are on the clock

Washington's Gilbert Arenas is making a strong case for the award this season. By BRIAN MAHONEY

Residents stress need for parental involvement

The students who were arrested are still attending school. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR

Youngstown man injured in shooting

YOUNGSTOWN -- A city man was taken to the hospital Friday night after two unidentified men opened

Sister disappointed by execution's delay

A federal judge also has a say in whether Kenneth Biros will be executed. By ED RUNYAN

Military deaths total at least 20

Saturday's U.S. death toll was the third highest of any single day since the war began. BAGHDAD,


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Less is more in homeopathic medicine: less active ingredients, more money for the maker

Opinion: EDITOR: In recent years, a thoroughly discredited branch of medical quackery has made an

13 die in crash of U.S. copter

Five American soldiers also died Saturday in an attack on a provincial headquarters. BAGHDAD, Iraq


Weird on the Web With the click of a mouse, you can change his jiggy, his booty, the background,

Vindicator file photo

Opinion: Vindicator file photo RAINY DAY IN YOUNGSTOWN: An areawide flood in late January 1959 began with a

Hood-Fink troth being announced, wedding on May 5

The engagement of Erin E. Hood and Kevin M. Fink, both of Cleveland, is being announced by their



Mason winner of MVP award

The Jermaine Hopkins Outstanding Defensive Lineman was awarded to Jeff Koval of Austintown. By

Trademark riles townsfolk

Trademark riles townsfolk KATONAH, N.Y. -- Martha Stewart's plan to trademark a line of furniture


KASIE MEDLOCK PETER POLITO OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Making their home in Milsik, Germany, are U.S. Army

Mardi Gras Party planned for Hospice of Valley

Proceeds will provide comfort and care for terminal patients and their families. BOARDMAN -- The

They don't have any right to choose their nephew's friends

Dear Annie: My nephew and his wife are friends with a couple my husband and I do not care to be

Pa. sends mixed signals on gambling

Opinion: " ... the mere appearance of impropriety reflects negatively upon the industry and the Commonwealth

Officials: Casinos haven't hurt lottery sales

All slot machine parlors in Pennsylvania must also sell lottery tickets. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) --

Cast, director ably revive classic comic play 'Harvey'

Alan McCreary shines as Elwood P. Dowd, the only one who can see the invisible rabbit. By MILAN

Shootout failures have Penguins coach puzzled

Pittsburgh is 2-11 since the NHL went to shootout finishes. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh

Open house at Ursuline

Open house at Ursuline YOUNGSTOWN -- Ursuline High School, 750 Wick Ave., will hold its annual


A list of addresses and phone numbers for state representatives and senators and Congress members.

Conservative GOP Sen. Brownback announces run for the presidency

He pledged never to sign a tax increase if elected. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback

One-Stop extends Wednesday hours

Job seekers will have access to computers, office machines and job-search tools. BOARDMAN --


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Omar and Mandy Coira, Campbell, boy, Jan. 13. Aaron




STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.31 --.03 Avalon Holdings,7.30--.08 Clear

TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's college hoops

No. 9 Stanford, Oregon State 55 STANFORD, Calif. -- Brooke Smith had 17 points and nine rebounds,

Quin Humphrey and Byron Davis were strong at the foul line late in the Penguins' 68-63 win.

Quin Humphrey and Byron Davis were strong at the foul line late in the Penguins' 68-63 win. By

Mexico's extraditions draw praise from U.S.

President Vicente Fox has promised to extradite 'all of those who have pending matters with U.S.

Boardman tops Fitch at buzzer

Dan Kubala's basket gave the Spartans a 51-49 victory over the Falcons. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU

Tonic water is not a remedy for leg cramps

Q. I recently heard that the Food and Drug Administration will no longer allow quinine sulfate to be

NFL Playoff Glance

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

Rendell defends arena deal

Rendell defends arena deal Gov. Ed Rendell says the arena deal that state, city and county

Gadgets for baby care: Do you really need them?

Certainly some of the products sound great at baby showers. By ANGIE WAGNER ASSOCIATED PRESS

Panthers slated to open on Feb. 11

Regular-season tickets will range in price from 7- 12. By JOHN BASSETTI VINDICATOR SPORTS

Idea recycles sleeve into doggy sweater

Dear Heloise: As a mother of six and grandmother of five, I have been an avid recycler since it was

If only the decisions on Iraq were good

Opinion: By LINDA P. CAMPBELL MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS In this era of broken marble ceilings in the halls of

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