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Park envisioned in Canfield Township

CANFIELD — As the township continues to grow, Dan Bienko envisions a community park that could

Warren proposal targets blight

WARREN — Councilman Robert L. Dean Jr., D-at large, is sponsoring an ordinance that would

Grief counselors ready in South Range

NORTH LIMA — As long as it is needed, South Range School District will provide counseling

Ex-cop sues Struthers over firing

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Struthers policeman Xavier Young, who is black, claims in a federal

Cookie money taken from Girl Scouts

YOUNGSTOWN — Two city women are accused of stealing more than $1,500   from the Girl

State senators get committee slots

When it came to getting appointed to Senate committees, the three Mahoning Valley state senators

Drink this vodka or get suspended, Shoaf warned

WARREN — The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office is opposing the early release from

Girard High locked down, bullets found

GIRARD — Girard High School was locked down Monday afternoon when two bullets were found in a

Violations found at Royal Mall complex

NILES — City building inspectors are asking the manager of Royal Mall Apartments to make

Fired bus driver sues for benefits

WARREN — A former Warren school bus driver, fired after a 5-year-old boy was knocked

Congressional comedian? You be the judge

U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire will be the guest on Wednesday’s episode of “The Colbert

Beshara ran her over, accomplice testifies

YOUNGSTOWN — Benjamin Beshara ran over Marilyn Guthrie of Niles with her own car on the

Baby unattended in bathtub dies

YOUNGSTOWN — A 7 1/2-month-old Youngstown girl who was left unattended in a bathtub Friday

Youngstown native gets Franklin County post

COLUMBUS — The Franklin County Democratic Party has appointed a Youngstown native to serve out

Underage drinking at Newton Township party

NEWTON FALLS — Two men face a number of charges after a weekend party at an East River Road

Girard man killed in crash

NILES — Police are attempting to determine the cause of a weekend traffic crash in which a 27-

Home Savings and Loan and its holding company promote 3

YOUNGSTOWN — Home Savings and Loan Co. and its holding company have promoted three key

Hagan bill: Felons would lose public pensions

YOUNGSTOWN —  State Rep. Robert F. Hagan wants all public employees and officials in Ohio

'The Coin Burglar' gets seven years in prison

WARREN — A Youngstown-area man dubbed “the coin burglar” for stealing coins from

Michael Reagan to speak at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Radio talk show host Michael Reagan will visit the Grove City College campus

81-year-old's letter attracts Secret Service

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Some might say Dan Tilli’s letters to the editor threaten

Demoted elections director to join Wilson's staff

<p>LISBON — John H. Payne, deputy director of Columbiana County Board of Elections, has

Time to put the brakes on the congressional gravy train

Opinion: Time to put the brakes on the congressional gravy train EDITOR: This is a reaction to Sen. Byrd

COSMETICS Perfume sales decline

Perfume makers grapple with how to please a more fickle customer. MARKETWATCH LONDON -- They may

Despite porn theater, city to develop blighted area

Former Steeler Franko Harris plans to open a restaurant near the porn theater. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

Playoff chances improved

A new change in the CHL's playoff format will aid the Youngstown SteelHounds. By TOM WILLIAMS


LOCAL Indians caravan YOUNGSTOWN -- The Cleveland Indians Caravan will make a stop at Youngstown

The Colts are going to the Super Bowl, and Sharon native Marlin Jackson helped make it happen.

The Colts are going to the Super Bowl, and Sharon native Marlin Jackson helped make it happen.

3rd-grade pupils to learn about city

The city schools found an innovative way to meet state education standards. By HAROLD GWIN

Traffic fatality under investigation

Traffic fatality under investigation AUSTINTOWN -- Township police continue to investigate the

"Your language is so offensive and contains not very nice words that inculcates that the nuclear issue is being dealt with a sort of stubbornness."

Opinion: "Your language is so offensive and contains not very nice words that inculcates that the nuclear

THE NUMBERS \ Bears 39, Saints 14

New Orleans0770--14 Chicago313221--39 First Quarter Chi--FG Gould 19, :41. Second Quarter

Fruits, vegetables replace fatty foods

Some 17 states enacted some form of school nutrition legislation in 2005. LODI, N.J. (AP) -- The

Businessman's plea ends pot-factory case

This is the case in which three judges wrote letters in support of a drug peddler. By PATRICIA

Being a better bachelor

When you think it through, it's clear that the ol' pad needs a few niceties, too. By SAM DOLNICK

Alicia Keys offers scholarships in 4 cities

Alicia Keys offers scholarships in 4 cities JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Alicia Keys wants to help

New Mexico governor announces candidacy

Bill Richardson, who is half Mexican, would be the first Hispanic president. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Man arrested after shot is fired

YOUNGSTOWN -- A city man is being held in the Mahoning County jail after family members say he tried


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Popovec leads Canfield to 11th

The Cardinals remained undefeated by rolling past Poland Saturday, 65-34. CANFIELD -- Kate Popovec

YSU fete happy and sad

What a difference a successful playoff run and a great season will make even at the annual post-

NOTEBOOK Australian Open

Fashion talk: Jim Courier and Andy Roddick chatted about fashion before a packed center court crowd.


TODAY 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Australian Open. 6:30 p.m. (FSN Ohio) NBA: "Cavaliers Live." 7

Cloutier keys big Phantoms' attack

The Phantoms enjoyed a four-goal third period. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BOARDMAN

Hoffman wins his first PGA Tour title

He sank a 4-foot birdie putt to beat John Rollins on the first playoff hole. THOUSAND PALMS,

Roddick will meet old buddy

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish will be opponents in the Australian open. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --


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


MEN'S SCORES SUNDAY EAST Albany, N.Y. 80, Hartford 67 Army 53, Navy 50 Boston U. 59, UMBC 53

Union approves deal by 14 votes

The takeover group would spend 1 million initially to jump-start the Iron City and IC Light brands.

Gallery opens door to world of arts

The art gallery features a display of eclectic artwork, crafts and sculptures. By MARGARET NERY

GRAPE INDUSTRY Wineries put 162B into U.S. economy

The number of wineries in the U.S. is rapidly increasing. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON --

WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Sunday's games

No. 2 North Carolina 86, North Carolina State 65 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ivory Latta scored 20 points

'The Sunshine Boys' keeps New Castle audience laughing

The two leads demonstrate an enthusiasm for their characters. By SARAH POULTON VINDICATOR


BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC Sunday Thousand Palms, Calif. Purse: 5 million LaQuinta Country

About 17 percent of the pavement of interstate highways is in poor or mediocre condition.

About 17 percent of the pavement of interstate highways is in poor or mediocre condition. The Road

Effective complaining should work

Dear Readers: If you bought something that does not work or you are dissatisfied with a service from

GOLF ROUNDUP Sunday's other events

Women's World Cup of Golf SUN CITY, South Africa -- Julieta Granada and Celeste Troche gave

Hugo Chavez to U.S.: 'Go to hell, gringos'

The president was responding to U.S. concern about his growing power. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) --

Hingis rallies to subdue Li Na

The Swiss ace was able to solve the Chinese standout to gain the quarterfinals. MELBOURNE,

Reports differ on new coach

The Steelers contend that they have not chosen Mike Tomlin or Russ Grimm. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- With

Program has elementary pupils thinking globally

By age 7, pupils are to begin learning a foreign language. BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) -- Elementary school

Residents raise concerns about proposed PUD

The village planning and zoning inspector initially opposed the project. By TIM YOVICH

Diverting program from Shinik Hahm

The program consisted of Barber, Haydn and Shostakovich. By ROBERT ROLLIN VINDICATOR

Oden almost perfect, Ohio State wins 16th

Greg Oden, a 7-foot freshman, missed only one shot while scoring 29 points. COLUMBUS (AP) -- It


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Gary and Jessica Andrews, Youngstown, boy, Jan. 19.

Marquette edges No. 6 Pitt in OT

Dominic James' two free throws with less than a second left insured the win. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dems change tactics on abortion issue

Rep. Tim Ryan, of Niles, D-17th, is supporting a bill to make contraception easier to obtain.

Treatment costs soar over rules on arsenic

Middlefield is being forced to spend 7.4 million to drop the arsenic content. CLEVELAND (AP) --

Building of house draws volunteers

An owner said she got the idea for the house during a recent trip to South Africa. CLEVELAND

Bush should pardon Libby

Opinion: If George W. Bush really wants to strike a blow for justice he should pardon I. Lewis "Scooter"


COURTS TRUMBULL COUNTY New complaints Irene Foundoulis v. Warren City School District,

Raid proves immigration woes are real

Opinion: By JACK Z. SMITH McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS A month ago, federal agents raided meatpacking plants in

Science for preschoolers making a really big splash

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It was a scene that would have pleased Mister Rogers. A boy and two girls at


SATURDAY'S GAMES L.A. Clippers 112, Memphis 91 New York 108, Indiana 106 Charlotte 104,

Distance didn't end her calls

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years. Although we've had our share of

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA Agreement reached in class-action suit

Oil sludge was damaging the engines of Camrys and other Toyota models. DETROIT FREE PRESS


WINE PRODUCERS Top 10 States with the most wineries, with the number they had in 1999 in

Penguins reach goal by beating Toronto

Pittsburgh now holds one of the Eastern Conference's eight playoff spots. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The

Simon gives lukewarm apology to contestant

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PASADENA, Calif. -- Simon Cowell delivered a halfhearted apology Saturday for

Test-driving a pair of lip-care products

WASHINGTON POST TARTE'S FRXTION LIP BALM DUO A chapped, cracked kisser is hardly something to


U.S. MARSHALS MOST WANTED Jack Manigault Jr. The U.S. Marshals Service in Northern Ohio is


AN EDUCATION Managing money Knowing money: In December, the Ohio Legislature mandated that


DINNER-DANCES Boardman Township Park will sponsor a semiformal father-daughter dance from 6 to 9

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears know how to make a Super Bowl memorable. They're making this one an historic milestone long before it's played.

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears know how to make a Super Bowl memorable. They're making this one

Talks with fire union go to arbiter

Contract negotiations are also under way with police and dispatchers. By JEANNE STARMACK

college results

COLLEGE RESULTS SWIMMING AND DIVING Women Wooster 212, Grove City 76 -- Grove City College is

Baby listed as 'critical'

Baby listed as 'critical' YOUNGSTOWN -- The condition of Kha-Niyah Williams, the 7-month-old baby

Two join Sharon Regional Hospital board

SHARON, Pa. -- Two people with years of community involvement, Angela Palumbo and Bill Perrine,

Storm stretches across Colorado

Snowdrifts reached up to 3 feet, the National Weather Service said. DENVER (AP) -- The latest in a


BOYS BASKETBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES AREA Massillon Perry 73, Mooney 40 Massillon 67, Ursuline 53

ROUNDUP Sunday's games

Mavericks 99, Heat 93 MIAMI -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 16 of his 23 points in the final quarter,

Hingis advances

Hingis advances Three-time champion Martina Hingis advanced to the quarterfinals in the Australian

Natural-doughnut makers see others follow lead on trans fats

Doughnut makers search for more healthful recipes. ASSOCIATED PRESS When he first started frying

Traveling public using more phones, fewer CBs

Truckers still find CBs useful. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol fields lots of

Steelers to sign Tomlin today

Nothing official was announced, but several sources are confirming the deal. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

Al-Maliki ends protection of radical cleric

With six more deaths reported, the U.S. toll from Saturday reached 25. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --

Answers to weekly quiz

Answers to weekly quiz Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: K 10 7 6 2 A J 8 3 J 9 10 3 The


SUPER BOWL XLI Feb. 4 At Miami FavoritePointsUnderdog Indianapolis7Chicago NBA

THE NUMBERS \ Colts 38, Patriots 34

New England71476--34 Indianapolis331517--38 First Quarter NE--Mankins fumble recovery in end


SUNDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES MAVERICKS 99, HEAT 93 DALLAS (99) -- Howard 9-18 5-7 25, Nowitzki 10-23

Ship off English coast leaks 200 tons of oil

Ship off English coast leaks 200 tons of oil LONDON -- A damaged ship grounded off the English


Opinion: BRITAIN The Guardian, London, Jan. 13: Departing from elected office according to a timetable

Firefighters probe East Side house blaze

YOUNGSTOWN -- Firefighters are investigating a house fire Sunday afternoon on the city's East Side.

Students to learn money management

Parents with painful financial experiences aren't comfortable teaching finances. COLUMBUS (AP) --


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SUNDAY 1st--Actor's Gui (Whitney)5.803.803.00 Names (Pereira)7.404.60

Americans left out of immigration debate

Opinion: By KENRIC WARD SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE As the immigration debate resumes on Capitol Hill,

Cavaliers escape at buzzer

Stephen Jackson's 3-point shot in overtime rattled in and out for the Warriors. OAKLAND, Calif.

'Never mind' on spying

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration's abrupt acknowledgment that it can, after all, track

Rival factions fail to agree

The Palestinian president and the Hamas leader said they made progress. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) --

Proposal to alter selection for judges

A 14-member nominating commission would be part of the process. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The 1968

OSU ace eclipses 2,000 points

Jessica Davenport's 22 points boosted her over 2,000 career points. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Jessica

New faces will highlight game

Six of the 12 starters are first-time All-Stars in Wednesday's showcase. DALLAS (AP) -- The gray

Session to offer review of urban design ideas

Boardman Lake is a model of good stormwater management, the report says. By DENISE DICK

Reportspoint to Tomlin as coach

Two media sites are reporting the deal is done. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers denied

'I'm in it to win,' Clinton asserts

The New York senator is formidable, but the race is 'a marathon,' a rival said. NEW YORK (AP) --

ShotSpotter locates where bullet is fired

Defense attorneys and the system's manufacturer expect a court showdown. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR