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Dispute continues between Struthers council, auditor

STRUTHERS — City council’s meeting tonight was dominated by a “they said, she

18 months ordered for burglar of murdered man's home

YOUNGSTOWN — Judge R. Scott Krichbaum gave a Willis Avenue man the maximum sentence — 18

High court tells Bernard 'no' again

GIRARD — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected municipal Judge Michael Bernard’s request

Maximum recommended in crash that led to death of Annie Lee

WARREN — The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office recommends Irving Russ of Warren,

2 Trumbull sewer projects will serve 100+ homes

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners gave final approval today to two sanitary sewer

Police seeking man who pushed woman out of van

GIRARD — Police are looking for a man accused of pushing a Youngstown woman out of a moving

Parents get no time to speak to Girard school board

GIRARD — About two dozen parents attended tonight's board of educaton meeting, but not much

State money not enough for Sharon plant upgrades

SHARON, Pa. — The city was approved for a $15 million state loan for upgrades to the waste

Less initial evidence eliminated death penalty for Beshara

YOUNGSTOWN — If prosecutors had more evidence earlier in the case against Benjamin Beshara in

Niles plant OK'd by OEPA

NILES — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that 12 acres where Phillips

Mom fights signs after daughter, 2 from Trumbull die

EDINBURG, Pa. — Shirley Phillips is making it her mission to ensure traffic signals are

Witness says teen killed didn't brake

AUSTINTOWN — Speed was likely a factor in Saturday’s fatal car accident on Kirk Road, a

Money will be tight, Columbiana officials say

LISBON — Columbiana County officials say they won’t borrow money for operations but will

Addresses being finalized for Columbiana 911

LISBON — Two parts of Columbiana County’s plan for enhanced 911 telephone service are

Warren joining Niles bus system

WARREN — City council took the first steps tonight toward joining the Niles-Trumbull Transit

Bunn students get Globetrotter preview today

YOUNGSTOWN — Barry Hardy may not have played in a Harlem Globetrotters’ basketball game

Nearly 100,000 Cobalts recalled by GM

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Corp. said Wednesday it was recalling more than 98,000

Youngstown school closing

YOUNGSTOWN — Harding Elementary School will be closed Thursday because of an excessive number

Road rage in Campbell

CAMPBELL — An apparent road rage situation escalated into an attempted armed robbery this

Girard police seek man who shoved woman from van

GIRARD — Police are looking for a man accused of pushing a Youngstown woman out of a moving

Nemenz planning Sharon store

SHARON, Pa. —  Nemenz Save-A-Lot is expanding to the city of Sharon. Sharon Mayor Bob

FAA investigates Butler, Pa. plane crash

BUTLER, Pa. — The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate the crash

Mother charged with child endangering in baby's death

YOUNGSTOWN — The 21-year-old mother whose infant daughter died after being removed from life-

Newton Falls judge halts jail hearings

NEWTON FALLS — Municipal Judge Lawrence Turner says he is exploring alternatives to holding

More job losses coming for Valley

BOARDMAN — The job cutting in the Mahoning Valley appears far from over. Thousands of jobs

'Person of interest' sought in Auto Zone killing

YOUNGSTOWN — A person of interest is being sought and a $25,000 reward is being offered to

State police says Warren cop at fault

WARREN — A city police officer has been cited for not using proper care when his cruiser

Beaver Township fire

NORTH LIMA — Firefighters were sent to a mobile home fire at 3:23 a.m. today at Rustic Meadows

Industrial park pays off debt to New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. has paid off its debt to the

The worst of the bunch? It's 'Basic Instinct 2'

The worst of the bunch? It's 'Basic Instinct 2' LOS ANGELES -- At least someone was happy Sharon

Crosby, Ovechkin keys to future success of NHL

The two young stars will be teammates tonight for the East team. DALLAS (AP) -- Sitting side by

"Wasted Spaces: America's Biggest Pack Rats" (8 p.m., DIY): Why do we keep so much useless stuff

"Wasted Spaces: America's Biggest Pack Rats" (8 p.m., DIY): Why do we keep so much useless stuff

Board OKs Taser purchase


Kids have to kiss up to 'Sherry' to have relationship with Dad

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of two who is happy in her life, but I have one problem -- my dad's


SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Thursday At The Orleanerrez, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., vs.


Protesters clash with government supporters BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Hezbollah-led protesters burned

Bears pleased with underdog role

The Colts shredded Chicago 41-10 in the teams' last meeting in 2004. LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) --

Park Vista to mark 60th anniversary

The retirement community moved to its Fifth Avenue location in 1970. YOUNGSTOWN -- Park Vista


MEN Walsh 82, Urbana 77, OT URBANA -- Corey Jones scored 21 points to lead Walsh, ranked No. 8

Older men face risk of osteoporosis

The risk arises after a low-impact fracture. SCRIPPS HOWARD While the focus of osteoporosis risk

Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt dies

MIAMI (AP) -- E. Howard Hunt, who helped organize the Watergate break-in, leading to the greatest

India has world's hottest IT center

Opinion: BANGALORE, India -- This southern Indian city should become an obligatory visit for all Latin


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Theresas B (Andrews)12.606.603.20 Story Elora

Officials arrest, deport illegals who broke law

The immigration chief put all illegal-immigrant lawbreakers on notice. SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A

House OKs stripping lawmakers' pensions

The bill would not affect lawmakers who have already been convicted. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers

LaBrae's foul shooting topples Girard, 67-45

The Vikings connected on 18-of-25 free throws. LEAVITTSBURG -- The LaBrae High basketball team

Mom, 4 children found safe in motel

The man harassed the woman for days before the kidnapping, police said. CHICAGO TRIBUNE A mother

& lt;B & gt;ALLEN, & lt;/B & gt; Edward, 64, of Warren; calling

& lt;B & gt;ALLEN, & lt;/B & gt; Edward, 64, of Warren; calling hours Thursday from


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

Oscar Nominees: Selected categories

Best Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen."

IN IRAQ Developments

The latest developments in Iraq: A U.S. security company helicopter crashed Tuesday as it flew


MONDAY'S GAMES Indiana 98, Chicago 91 Toronto 105, Charlotte 84 Orlando 90, Cleveland 79

CSB offers classes to parent clients

Expert advice: Move baby to the 'big tub' when he can sit up by himself. YOUNGSTOWN -- Parenting

ON THE FAIRWAYS \ This weekend's pro golf events

PGA TOUR Buick Invitational San Diego Schedule: Thursday-Sunday Courses: Torrey Pines, South

All-Star event format gets a slight tuneup

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR continued to tinker with its races Tuesday by revamping the format of

St. Vincent-St. Mary rolls against Ursuline, 67-36

D'Aundray Brown missed his third game for Ursuline. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2007. There are 341 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2007. There are 341 days left in the year. On this date

Trojans assistant hired by Raiders

The 31-year-old was USC's offensive coordinator. ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders hired

Carter ignores plight of the Jews

Opinion: By DEBORAH LIPSTADT WASHINGTON POST It is hard to criticize an icon. Jimmy Carter's humanitarian

Western Reserve beats Rockets for 11th win

BERLIN CENTER -- Five players finished in double figures Tuesday as Western Reserve defeated

PREVIEW | YSU basketball

YSU MEN (9-11, 4-4) at WRIGHT STATE (12-8, 5-2) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Nutter Center, Dayton

Clippers rally, top Springfield


Court orders release of ex-Cleveland imam

The man hid his ties to Islamic Jihad when he applied for U.S. citizenship. JERUSALEM (AP) -- An

Smearing good people is waste of school board's time

Opinion: Smearing good people is waste of school board's time EDITOR: Speaking as a Brookfield

Bolindale grant to be topic at meeting

HOWLAND -- Howland Township trustees and the Trumbull County Planning Commission will be hosting a

Bill targets profit from foreign sweatshops

About 250 million children age 14 or younger are working in factories. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

Space exploration makes U.S. great

Opinion: By MICHAEL GRIFFIN McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE As NASA resumes flights of the space shuttle to finish

A moral obligation

Opinion: Orlando Sentinel: A debate is now raging in Congress over the course of U.S. policy in Iraq, but

Campaign promotes careers in manufacturing sector

A survey of manufacturers found that 81 percent have unfilled positions. By DON SHILLING

NBA ROUNDUP Tuesday's games

Suns 127, Wizards 105 WASHINGTON -- Steve Nash scored 27 points on 11-for-13 shooting and added 14


Sharapova moves on Top seeded Maria Sharapova advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a

Plan calls for sharing of the costs

Employers, employees and the government would share premium costs. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Advocates for


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

Big D's next coach? Who knows?

If owner Jerry Jones is willing to give up control, he could land a big name. IRVING, Texas (AP)

Bill takes aim at smoking in cars

Two states have already passed legislation on the issue. SALT LAKE TRIBUNE SALT LAKE CITY --

'Dreamgirls' leads with 8 nominations but fails to nab a nod for best picture

A call from his agent surprised one supporting-actor nominee. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The


TUESDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Campbell 73, Chaney 45 Akron St. Vincent 67,

WESTERN PA. Altmire to appear on show

The interview was taped last month with the rep from the 'Fighting Fourth.' By DAVID SKOLNICK

NEW YORK Oil prices rise 4.7% to 55.04 a barrel

The U.S. plans to increase its oil reserves for an 'additional layer of protection.' NEW YORK (AP)

Wright's late 3 helps St. John's upset Irish

Illinois handed No. 23 Indians it's second loss in the Big Ten. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK --


YSU Football GIRARD -- Scooter Hargate's high school season was cut short. His football career

Phantoms keep rolling, drop U.S. National team

It was Mahoning Valley's eighth straight win over its division rivals. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

Unsung tight end emerges as threat

Although he was a first round pick in 2003, he often gets overlooked in Indy. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --


TODAY 12:30 p.m. (FSN Ohio) "NBA Action." 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Australian Open quarterfinals.


OHIO State's jobless rate rises to 5.6% in December COLUMBUS -- Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.6

Shaky Sharapova heads to semis

Serena Williams continued her improbable run for an eighth Grand Slam title. MELBOURNE, Australia

Few travelers stranded by rules

Travelers without passports are being allowed to enter with a warning. ATLANTA (AP) -- A new rule

New furnace at WCI is good for the company and the area

Editorial: The State Controlling Board approved release of funds Monday that show just how good a deal low-


BIRTHS Forum Health Women & amp; Infants Pavilion Holly Baskey and Kevin Newton, New

Wilson bounces back for victory

Canfield's Sean Baker had 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists against East Liverpool.


Agenda Thursday Boardman Township trustees, 5 p.m., 8299 Market St. Boardman. Brookfield

Liberty gains 46-38 win over Newton Falls

Mychal Doblanski paced the Leopards with 23 points and seven boards. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR


TUESDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES 76ERS 102, HORNETS 96 NEW ORLEANS (96) -- Mason 5-11 7-8 17, West 10-21


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Sides make opening statements

Dick Cheney got the press secretary to publicly clear Libby, the defense said. WASHINGTON (AP) --


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AMERICAN RED CROSS Ohio chapter becomes first in nation to unionize

A new labor contract calls for bonuses and a seniority system. CLEVELAND (AP) -- American Red

Election workers' case goes to jury

The three are accused of various violations in a vote recount in November 2004. CLEVELAND (AP) --

General: Promotion is bittersweet

The man nominated to lead the war cautioned against a Senate resolution. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The

Sharon girls team rolls past Titusville

SHARON -- Brittany Csatlos and Cara Dolci each scored 12 points while Katie Kelly added eight to

No basis for anti-Israel charges

Opinion: By JIMMY CARTER WASHINGTON POST I am concerned that public discussion of my book "Palestine

China confirms that it tested missile

The test showed that U.S. satellites are vulnerable. WASHINGTON POST BEIJING -- Breaking 12 days


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not applaud Bush's Iraq policy. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A

Free lunch at church

Free lunch at church Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road S.E., will serve a free


TUESDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST Bentley 65, Pace 62 Boston College 85, Florida St. 82

Birth control pills studied for strength

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is considering setting higher standards for birth control drugs

Board makes Chaney choice

John Protopapa will coach the Cowboys and Brian Shaner was approved at East High. By JOHN BASSETTI


BASEBALL BB Rooners -- has a roster opening. Call (330) 402-7264. Boardman Community League --

U.S. warns Iran to back down

Iran is 'ready for anything,' President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)