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Maintain your brain to delay, avoid Alzheimer's

NORTH LIMA — Most people are probably aware of the positive effects exercise and a healthy

Dems to President: You're accountable for Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blistered President Bush’s war policy Tuesday night,

The end of health care as we know it

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, President Bush used his bully pulpit to argue that the nation should be

Y-town BOE voices tax demand

YOUNGSTOWN — Some members of the Youngstown Board of Education say they want the $314,383 in

Trumbull libraries eyeing funding split

WARREN — Library directors for the seven library systems in Trumbull County plan to meet soon

4 laws would combat Warren blight

WARREN — City council members are sponsoring four ordinances they say will help Warren take a

Community college wants more area students

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — It’s New Castle versus Union Township in the war of words over

Trumbull MRDD to cut staff

NILES — Cuts in federal funding and higher operating costs will result in staffing and program

Mercer Prison Board OKs Tasers

MERCER, Pa. — The Mercer County Prison Board authorized purchase of three Taser electronic

6 decades of Park Vista

YOUNGSTOWN — Park Vista Retirement Community is catching up in age to some of its residents.

Hubbard native continues under Strickland

Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, retained a Hubbard native as the Ohio inspector general, a position

Mercer commissioners oppose moving Pa. primary

MERCER, Pa. — Mercer County Commissioners Brian Beader and Kenneth Seamans said Tuesday they

Beshara guilty on all charges in Guthrie death

YOUNGSTOWN — A jury found Benjamin Beshara guilty of the kidnapping, aggravated robbery and

Warren woman gets jail time for child endangering

CORTLAND — A Warren woman whose baby fell out of her car last fall will be in jail until at

$1.05 million gift for YSU scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN — A $1.05 million trust established in the names of Robert G. and S. Ann Berich

NE Ohio effort will promote careers in manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN — Billboards and advertisements promoting careers in manufacturing will start

Boardman cop charged with sex crime

YOUNGSTOWN — A Boardman Township police officer has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of

Update on baby death

YOUNGSTOWN — The death of 7 1/2-month-old Kha-Niyah Williams does not mean that the city

and the Oscar nominees are....

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The musical “Dreamgirls” led Academy Awards

Lordstown woman dies in Niles crash

NILES — A Lordstown woman was killed and two others injured in a one-car crash on Robbins

Parcells retires in Dallas

The veteran head coach called it quits after four seasons with the Cowboys. IRVING, Texas (AP) --

Man gets probation in drug case

Members of the Boone family were also charged in the illegal drug enterprise. WARREN --

Boardman school board appoints coaches

BOARDMAN -- The board of education appointed coaches for winter and spring sports Monday. The

Court again sides with Warren man

A federal judge ruled against the plaintiff in a similar case in 2005. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR

Taking sport to extremes

The matches take place in bars, and 'alcohol seems to fuel the crowd,' one owner says. By JOHN

Car crashes into house

Car crashes into house NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A car crashed into 841 Beckford St. causing damage to

Trustees OK land swap with schools

Bike Town, Ohio, is in Austintown. AUSTINTOWN -- Trustees agreed Monday to a land trade with the

ODNR chief Logan speaks

Sebring's mayor is the finance/executive committee chairman for 2007. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


GIRARD ACCIDENT Special to The Vindicator/Paul Patterson STORE DAMAGED: An 82-year-old Forsythe

Home Savings, UCFC promote 3 key officers

Douglas McKay will remain CEO of the savings and loan. YOUNGSTOWN -- Home Savings and Loan Co. and




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

India will be a big player in S. America

Opinion: NEW DELHI -- When former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told me once that I should pay more

Students mourn teen

Students attending today's memorial services will be excused from their classes. By VIRGINIA ROSS

Prosecutor opposes release

'Do a shot or I will suspend you,' the ex-superintendent was heard telling one student. WARREN --

President Bush addresses abortion opponents

Bush urged opponents to focus on more than legislative victories. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President

Hubbard tops Lakeview; Brookfield remains on top

Liberty also won a Trumbull Athletic Conference contest. CORTLAND -- The Hubbard High girls


MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES MAGIC 90, CAVALIERS 79 ORLANDO (90) -- Turkoglu 3-9 0-0 6, Battie 2-3 0-0

State OKs 5M loan for WCI

The Valley steelmaker plans to invest 36.7 million in the project. By MARC KOVAC VINDICATOR

Ex-bus driver appeals decision

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


Electronic conference on macular degeneration WARREN and POLAND -- Treatments available for the

Proposed law addresses blight

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

Iranian leaders warn of possible clash with U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran conducted missile tests Monday as its leadership stepped up warnings of a

Ohio native killed by explosive in Iraq

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio native was killed Saturday in Iraq when an explosive struck his humvee

if you go

IF YOU GO What: Absolute Intense Wrestling When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Youngstown Banquet Center

Health care crisis getting the attention it deserves

Editorial: During last fall's election, Democrats made it clear that the nation's health care crisis would be a

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Dungy, Smith celebrate a coaching milestone

They are the first black head coaches to earn Super Bowl appearances. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When

Strickland meets with Ohio college presidents

The education leaders said they were impressed by the governor's interest. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Gov.

Changes requested over violations

There have been complaints of drug trafficking at the apartments. By AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR


MONDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES ayen 70, Chaney 31 Ashtabula Lakeside 82,

Loyalty to U.S. is costly

Opinion: In 1973, President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had the CIA instigate an uprising of

"It's simply wrong for any child to lack health care in America. That's where we start."

Opinion: "It's simply wrong for any child to lack health care in America. That's where we start." Sen.


New passport rules go into effect for air travelers The new regulations requiring passports were

Mayor: Girard saw less debt in 2006

GIRARD -- When it comes to the city's financial picture, what a difference a year can make. Mayor


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st--Rustic Ridge (Wilson)86.0042.4024.40 Montana Springs


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Sunday, Feb 4th. Super Bowl XLI Dolphin Stadium-Miami, FL.

Address to focus on a few issues

Most Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, a poll shows. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Party leads to multiple charges

Police were tipped off about a party with underage drinking. NEWTON FALLS -- Two men face a number

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Sam and Julie Sargent, Campbell, boy, Jan. 21. Stephanie Cole

Pfizer to cut 10,000 jobs, close at least 5 facilities

The drug maker is at risk of losing 41 percent of sales to generic competition. NEW YORK (AP) --


TODAY 1 p.m. (FSN Pitt) English League Soccer. 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Australian Open

Protecting our ports

Opinion: The Providence Journal: The decision by Dubai Ports World to give up its planned takeover of several


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

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Boardman Township:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Boardman Township: CANFIELD CITY: Jan. 19

Heat 101, Knicks 83

Heat 101, Knicks 83 MIAMI -- Playing without their two All-Stars, the Miami Heat scored a

Deputy director of board to retire

John Payne has been at the election board since 1993. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Visingardi reveals official differences in college and pro

The Poland resident is a 12-year veteran football official in the MAC. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

Big government could get even bigger

Opinion: By JAMES P. PINKERTON LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY How big should the federal government be? Most people


SCHEDULE National TV parentheses Thursday At The Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (VERSUS), Ulises

Magic defeat Cavs, snap 5-game skid

Grant Hill and Dwight Howard led Orlando to a 90-79 win in Cleveland. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Once their

Phone problems puzzle schools chief

NEWTON FALLS -- Schools Superintendent David Wilson said Monday that he's looking into recent phone

Emmitt brings dance out of closet for men

'If the great Emmitt Smith can do it, so can I,' some men think. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jay Pintor was

The Copa must move

The Copa must move NEW YORK -- The Copacabana, the famed nightclub that entertained the smart set

Mismatch in Miami awaits

CHICAGO -- The worst quarterback in Super Bowl history? I've always had a soft spot for Vince

Tuesdays Best Bets on TV

"American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox): More bad singers! "Ancient Discoveries" (9 p.m., History Channel):

Successful missile test is major victory for China

Only the U.S. and the former Soviet Union have shown the same capability. TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL

Manning to have right thumb examined

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is scheduled to have X-rays on his injured

Former cop files lawsuit over firing

His employment status was changed to administrative leave without pay. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

Wants a relationship that ends in marriage

Dear Annie: I am a faithful reader and love your matter-of-fact approach, which is why I am writing.


By JOHN BASSETTI VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- There was some discussion before the game

Penguins face road challenge in Dayton

Youngstown State has already matched its best win total in six seasons. By PETE MOLLICA

Tomlin, 34, to succeed Cowher

The former Vikings assistant is the team's first black head coach. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mike Tomlin,

Car bombs kill at least 88

A video from Ayman al-Zawahri mocks Bush's plan for a troop surge. COMBINED DISPATCHES BAGHDAD,

School yearbooks headed for extinction

Opinion: By LEWIS W. DIUGUID MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS The door to the darkroom stays closed in Alice


MONDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST Alvernia 65, Misericordia 49 Eastern 65, Gwynedd-Mercy

Dreaming of spring, fans mingle with the Tribe

Cleveland Indians infielder Josh Barfield gets a Mahoning Valley Scrappers T-shirt from Scrappers

Accomplice: Beshara ran over Niles woman

The accomplice testified as part of a plea agreement. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

NEW ON HOME VIDEO\ This week's DVD releases

"Saw III": The third installment of the blood-and-guts horror franchise arrives in a variety of

Antique and collectible auction to be held Feb. 3

Proceeds from the event will benefit those with disabilities or special needs. YOUNGSTOWN --

National Business Digest

NATION Sun Microsysytems, Intel reach deal on servers SAN FRANCISCO -- Sun Microsystems Inc.

Trustees discuss possibility of township park

Trustees were thanked for offering land for a third fire station. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

Two men face charges in robbery try, auto theft

One of two robbers was punched in the face by the victim. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Man hospitalized after crashing into utility pole

HOWLAND -- A crash on Elm Road N.E. sent a man to Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital late

Rockets win 13th, now 8-0

Wellsville walloped McDonald; United won to remain in first. BERLIN CENTER -- Kristen Pallozzi,

Governor urges support for plant

The proposed plant would make liquid fuel and electricity. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM

North-South vulnerable. North deals.

North-South vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A Q 7 A K J 7 A 10 9 2 K 10 WEST EAST ?

Area's state senators learn committee assignments

The Valley senators each received three committee assignments. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

HOWLAND | Board of education

The Howland Board of Education on Monday: Authorized the treasurer to advertise for bids to


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Telethon raises 108,262 for United Way

YOUNGSTOWN -- Five area United Way organizations in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania raised 108,262 on

East High School Alumni Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Geno's Restaurant in

East High School Alumni Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Geno's Restaurant in

Seminar focuses on kindergarten preparation

BOARDMAN -- Mahoning South Catholic Schools will present a free seminar, "How to Prepare Your Child


AREA McDonald board ponders new coach McDONALD -- The McDonald Board of Education will have a

Web site entries track a book's journey

Dear Heloise: A way to share a book and continue being entertained by its journey long after you

Smith, Dungy achieve milestone

Smith, Dungy achieve milestone In 12 days, Chicago's Lovie Smith and Indianapolis' Tony Dungy will


Agenda Wednesday Mahoning County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board Public Relations


SUNDAY'S GAMES Dallas 99, Miami 93 San Antonio 99, Philadelphia 85 Phoenix 131, Minnesota 102

Hagan again targets felons, pension benefits

A similar bill introduced by the legislator six years ago went nowhere. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Baby left unattended in tub dies, police say

Baby left unattended in tub dies, police say YOUNGSTOWN -- A 71/2-month-old Youngstown girl who

Youngstown native appointed to treasurer post in Franklin County

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

Gap CEO resigns after poor shopping season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Paul Pressler resigned Monday after a

Women's plasma linked to rare, serious lung condition

The culprit seems to be antibodies that women produce when pregnant. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The plasma

Manning's right thumb OK, just bruised

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning's injured right thumb gave the Colts a scare Monday.


Surplus food Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Grant and Walnut streets, East

Associated Press

Associated Press ANTI-ABORTION MARCH: Abortion demonstrators, including a contingent from the

Nadal outlasts tough Murray

Rafael Nadal twice rallied from a set down to advance to quarterfinal play. MELBOURNE, Australia

Crestview defeats Lisbon

Erica Sims became the all-time scoring leader in Lisbon girls basketball. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU