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Mercer County hires Greenburg for 2 positions

MERCER, Pa. — A new director of registration and elections was approved unanimously today by

'Oreos' serenade school board

YOUNGSTOWN — January is School Board Appreciation Month, and the Youngstown Board of Education

Metal Works moving to Austintown

AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Metal Works, a metal fabricating shop on Cedar Street in Youngstown,

Leavittsburg house raided, pot-grower charged

LEAVITTSBURG – Police have confiscated 120 marijuana plants from a house at 964 N. Leavitt

Inglis greenhouse declared nuisance

BOARDMAN — Less than a month after Mahoning County’s chief building official declared a

East Palestine student Hollywood-bound

EAST PALESTINE — The third time was the charm for an “American Idol” hopeful from

Numbers rising at homeless shelters

As temperatures dip well below freezing, area rescue missions are working to keep the homeless out

Columbiana County indictments

A Columbiana County grand jury recently issued these indictments: <strong>Justin

Official seeking Rolls-Royce for Salem

SALEM — City councilman and mayoral candidate Clyde Brown has asked Gov. Ted Strickland to

Youngstown Kiwanis provides school trips

YOUNGSTOWN —  The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Youngstown will make field trips a reality for

Discount drugs coming to Lawrence County

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County residents without prescription drug coverage will soon be

2 AFSCME unions approve pact in Trumbull

WARREN — Two of the three American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees

Waterline break at 'worst possible' site

YOUNGSTOWN — A break in one of the city’s two largest waterlines resulted in the loss of

DNA marks ex-Cortland man in murder

WARREN – A DNA match from a 1994 murder has resulted in a former Cortland man being charged

Boardman cop paid teen for sex

YOUNGSTOWN — A former Boardman police officer turned convicted felon sent a 17-year-old girl

Girard board seeking levy in May

GIRARD — Girard school officials will again ask voters to approve a tax levy for the purpose

Turning Technologies wins international award

YOUNGSTOWN — A downtown technology company that’s been lauded locally for its rapid

Madison - Himrod exit ramp temporarily closed

Motorists are being advised by police to avoid Madison Avenue to the Himrod Avenue Expressway

Warren Muni Court clerk gets jail sentence

WARREN — Former Warren Municipal Court deputy clerk Judith M. DeJacimo has been sentenced to

City experiments with rubber sidewalks

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Leaders in this southwest Ohio city want to install rubber sidewalks

Water still flows from baffling line break

YOUNGSTOWN — City water officials this morning are still trying to determine which of three

911 phone service will move ahead

The boundaries will decide where an emergency call is routed. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM

Comedy act takes actor back to his past

The actor did standup before landing his role as Biff in the 'Back to the Future' movies. By JOHN

Westminster uses its superior depth to defeat Tomcats

The Titans rallied from an 18-point first half deficit. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

Regional Business Digest

REGION New Save-A-Lot store will open in Sharon SHARON, Pa. -- Nemenz Save-A-Lot is expanding to

NBA ROUNDUP | Wednesday's other games

Suns 112, Knicks 107 NEW YORK -- Amare Stoudemire scored 26 of his 30 points in Phoenix's big

Estimate shows reduced deficit

The administration's budget to be released Feb. 5 is expected to be more optimistic. WASHINGTON

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman: BOARDMAN Jan. 17 Forgery: An employee at

Ohio EPA: Niles property meets standards

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

Coping with uterine fibroids

The choices of treatment involve trade-offs, the lead author of the study said. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Monitor area pothole problems on

Motorists can report damage from potholes to the state claims court. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDY.COM

Official predicts more job losses

About 9,300 jobs are expected to be lost as the area adjusts to cutbacks. By DON SHILLING

Appeals court weighs 1986 fire death case

Testimony from an expert witness was questioned in the appeal. CINCINNATI (AP) -- The attorney for

SteelHounds continue five-game homestand

There will be a Guns & amp; Hoses charity game at 1 p.m. Saturday. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

Officials await tax revenue

Two county offices have received extra money. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON

Election workers found guilty of rigging recount in 2004

Negligent misconduct of an elections employee is a felony with prison possible. CLEVELAND (AP) --


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Garrett H. Hassay, 26, of 542 Sixth St., Struthers, and Andrea

Auto Zone increases reward in clerk's death

Call Crime Stoppers at (330) 746-CLUE. Callers remain anonymous. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 25,000 reward is

With ad campaign, families seek more details to names

The memorial won't be finished until 2009. NEW YORK (AP) -- Family members who are upset that

Throw back 'Catch and Release'

By COLIN COVERT (MINNEAPOLIS) STAR-TRIBUNE If it should happen that one day Netflix includes

Valley band reaches finals of regional competition

Last year, a Youngstown band won the competition. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Oden plays big as Bucks drop Northwestern

The freshman center had a season-high 17 rebounds in the 59-50 victory. EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) --

Good will from a Globetrotter

Basketball was mixed with character development at Paul C. Bunn Elementary. By HAROLD GWIN

Kerry's not running for president in 2008

The former presidential candidate will concentrate on getting the U.S. out of Iraq. CHICAGO

Evidence came too late for death penalty

Beshara faces 26 years in prison to life without parole. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

Officials issue warning to parents

There is no safe dosage set for babies, the report says. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL FORT

Prosecutors recommend maximum penalty in Annie Lee case

Irving Russ has been convicted of crimes three times. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

U.S. cities, once left for dead, enjoy rebirth

Opinion: By BRUCE KATZ BROOKINGS INSTITUTION The U.S. Conference of Mayors convened in Washington just in

New nuclear-bomb plans are up in the air

Senior officials have yet to reach an agreement on the design. LOS ANGELES TIMES An effort to

Burke-Terrell wedding planned for March 31

AUSTINTOWN -- Announced by Norman and Beverly Viets, 3624 Highmeadow Ave., are plans for the

Saliva, Crossfade to rock at Eastwood

NILES -- Saliva is coming to Eastwood Expo Center on Feb. 25 for an all-ages rock concert. The

Both vulnerable. North deals.

Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A Q 10 8 6 Void J 9 8 A Q 6 4 3 WEST EAST K J

Bush's domestic agenda overshadowed by Iraq

Editorial: Health care, energy independence, education and the budget deficit, among others, are all important

Police: Crash likely tied to speeding

AUSTINTOWN -- Speed was likely a factor in Saturday's fatal car accident on Kirk Road, a township

Mother arraigned

Mother arraigned YOUNGSTOWN -- The 21-year-old mother whose infant daughter died after being

Board huddles as parents wait to address problems

The executive session lasted about three hours. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Rendell optimistic about arena

If the team moves, its likely destination is Kansas City. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After talking with a

DiRienzo-Fantone engagement is being announced

CALCUTTA -- Dennis and Terry DiRienzo, 49880 Lantz Court, are announcing the engagement of their

Moritz's life was helping others

He was a force behind the Josh Hephner tournament, which raises money for the Fitch wrestling

Variety of events are planned at Youngstown Banquet Center

THE VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- Beginning Feb. 4, a youth talent show will be held at 5 p.m. the


Gordon's thoughts on Junior: Jeff Gordon believes it will be hard for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to stay

Hoover too tough for Cards

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NORTH CANTON -- After limiting one of the state's top

High court rejects judge's request

This is the second time the state Supreme Court would not hear the matter. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

Minimum-wage legislation faces tax-break additions

One of the top priorities of the Democratic Congress is to raise the minimum wage. WASHINGTON (AP)

U.S. airline industry faces huge problems

Opinion: "If capitalists had been present at Kitty Hawk when the Wright brothers' plane first took off,

At heart of 'Grace' is grief

The movie is one of three at the festival that deals with the war in Iraq. By SEAN P. MEANS SALT

Pittsburgh Symphony names new music director

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has selected Manfred Honeck as its new music

Commissioners approve 2 sewer projects

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners gave final approval Wednesday to two sanitary sewer

Offensive aims to disrupt insurgency in Baghdad

A U.S. soldier was killed by small-arms fire Wednesday in the capital. LOS ANGELES TIMES

MEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

No. 4 North Carolina 88, Wake Forest 60 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wayne Ellington scored 18 points,

Fanning's 'Hounddog' role pushes new boundaries

The movie's rape scene has caused a lot of controversy. By CHRISTY KARRAS SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Boomers fall victim to culture of youth

About 1,000 baby boomers die each day, statistics found. SCRIPPS HOWARD As America's baby


Runaway's mother takes pride in son's escapades LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- The mother of a 9-year-old boy

Limited use of white iodine strengthens nails

Dear Heloise: I've had acrylic nails for the past 10 years and finally decided to give my

Sea-Band wrist strap helps reader sleep, reduce snoring

Q. Thanks for your tip on the acupressure sleep aid. I use a Sea-Band wrist strap that improves my

GM announces Cobalt recall

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

AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

MEN Hiram 82, Allegheny 81 MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Chuck Williams (Lakeview) sank the go-ahead basket

'lie, cheat and genuflect'

'lie, cheat and genuflect' AT SALEM: Denise Sculli plays the man-hungry housekeeper in "Lie, Cheat

Step taken to join bus system for one year

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

All That's Mine is in the finals of the High School Rock Off in Cleveland.

All That's Mine is in the finals of the High School Rock Off in Cleveland.

Raiders topple YSU in Horizon

Quin Humphrey scored 22 points to lead the Penguins. FAIRBORN -- DaShaun Wood had 17 points and



Development group pays 1.5M debt to New Castle

The city had installed a 42-inch sewer line to accommodate Millennium Park. By VIRGINIA ROSS

Dems balk at Bush's proposal

Democratic leaders said they'd block the measure. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- One day

Houlihan-Amedeo engagement is being announced

CANFIELD -- Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ference, 10055 Lisbon Road, Canfield, are announcing the engagement

Players agree to toughen ban list

The league granted 500,000 to laboratories for further testing on HGH. NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL

'smokin aces'

'SMOKIN ACES' Grade: C. Director: Joe Carnahan. Rating: R for strong bloody violence, pervasive

Dana Showcase Concert will honor Donald Byo

Dana Showcase Concert will honor Donald Byo YOUNGSTOWN -- The 17th annual Dana Showcase Concert

Crews work to locate, fix broken waterline

About a foot of water pooled in some parts of the affected area. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL

Pageant updates its style

Among other changes, the pageant includes some touches from reality TV. By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY

Robert and Suzanne Rufh of Virginia Beach, Va., are announcing the birth of their third child, a

Robert and Suzanne Rufh of Virginia Beach, Va., are announcing the birth of their third child, a

There's no need to cast aspersions on siblings

Dear Annie: I'm in my early 50s, having emigrated from London almost 11 years ago. I have six

Don't give up on fresh crop

The hype surrounding the festival may sound like there's not much to see, but there are a few gems.

Cavs look silly with loss to Philly

The lowly Sixers snapped a five-game losing streak. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Andre Iguodala scored eight

Globetrotter visits to bring good will

Globetrotter visits to bring good will BARRY HARDY may not have played in a Harlem Globetrotters'

Oklahoma defeats Iowa St.; Connecticut topples DePaul

Bowling Green extended its MAC winning streak to 32 games. ASSOCIATED PRESS NORMAN, Okla. --

Obama battles allegation about Islamic school

The claims are groundless, one spokesman said. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Barack Obama fought back

President offers to step back to fight rape case

Several officials are facing various charges. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS JERUSALEM -- In a bid to

THE GROUP: Embassy is, from left, Andrew Rausch, C. Todd

THE GROUP: Embassy is, from left, Andrew Rausch, C. Todd Nielsen, Trevor Connor, Andy Timple and

Smith officially withdraws from football search

The termination process for Fitch High softball coach Melody Rice continues. VINDICATOR STAFF

Ex-CIA executive testifies he told Libby about Plame

The defense pointed out inconsistencies in statements by government witnesses. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Council-auditor feud continues

Council members say their criticism of the auditor is not personal or political. By WILLIAM K.

Bush critics not sheepish

Opinion: Bush critics not sheepish EDITOR: I'm almost positive a Jan. 11 letter from a Boardman writer

Bush pushes biofuels

The administration wants to spend 1.6 billion on ethanol research. WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) --

City needs more funds for treatment plant

The city wants to start work on the plant by the end of June. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

Westminster rallies to topple Thiel, 73-41

The Titans improved to 5-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

West shows it's the best in 12-9 victory over East

Colorado's Joe Sakic, making his 12th appearance, had four assists in the win. DALLAS (AP) --


'CATCH AND RELEASE' Grade: F Director: Susannah Grant Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language

Defense: Prosecutor knew earlier about children in cages

Defense attorneys have filed a motion for acquittal or a new trial. NORWALK, Ohio (AP) -- The

Judge explores alternatives to conducting hearings at jail

Concern for open court hearings and jail security safety prompted the halt. NEWTON FALLS --

Today is Thursday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2007. There are 340 days left in the year. On this date in 1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrive in the United States.

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2007. There are 340 days left in the year. On this date

Secretary of state outlines '07 goals

Two field representatives will work with election boards on technology issues. By MARC KOVAC

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Accident injures 6 people

Accident injures 6 people WARREN -- A two-car accident on Parkman Road Northwest sent six people

PATRICIA SYAK | Youngstown Symphony Powers show features music of Ray Charles

Music is in the air during February at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. On Feb. 5 and 6 at 7:30

Uranium for electricity OK but not for nukes, poll says

Pollsters went door-to-door in Iran to talk to 1,000 people. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON --

Gonzalez bounces hurt Nadal

Unseeded Serena Williams' advanced to the women's final with a 7-6, 6-4 win. MELBOURNE, Australia

Roush revving up the rhetoric

The Ford team owner isn't shying away from Toyota -- on the track or off. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) --

Rice: U.S. will more than triple aid

Congress must still approve the donation. PARIS (AP) -- The United States will offer nearly 770

AUDITIONS | Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Sweeney Todd," a musical thriller. Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane. Auditions are

Kucinich renews pitch for a universal plan

The Cleveland Democrat's proposal is a keystone of his presidential campaign. CLEVELAND (AP) --

Policeman is cited after cruiser crash

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

Despicable people fill 'Smokin' Aces'

It's impossible to care about the target or the hired guns. By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP MOVIE CRITIC

Victim's mother goes on mission

A police accident report was completed last week. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU

Threat to U.S. grows by leaps, bounds

Opinion: By JAMES P. PINKERTON LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY There will be plenty of time to talk about Hillary, or

Locked in squalor

Opinion: Washington Post: No matter your position in the debate over immigration policy, you no doubt agree

Scullions lead Salem to 11th win

Warren Harding has won three of its last four games. SALEM -- Amy Scullion scored 16 points and

The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and

Salem Community Hospital

Salem Community Hospital Jason and Dorothy Reynolds, Enon Valley, Pa., boy, Jan. 16. St.

K-Fed's Super Bowl ad offends restaurant group

K-Fed's Super Bowl ad offends restaurant group COLUMBUS -- A restaurant trade group says it is


Manning mum on injury Peyton Manning thumbed his way through questions about his injured throwing

Police seek man accused of ejecting woman

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

Quintet bridges alt-rock gap

The band recently completed its first album. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Taking

Why wasn't Saddam executed in public?

Opinion: By EDWARD WASSERMAN MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS It wasn't always like this. Once, the destruction of a

Paying raises ethics question

The Web encyclopedia has rejected paid entries for businesses. BOSTON (AP) -- When a blogger

Colts' Manning mum on banged-up right thumb

The X-rays were negative and he's expected to start against the Bears on Feb. 4. INDIANAPOLIS (AP)

if you go

IF YOU GO Tom Wilson When: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Where: The Funny Farm


'OUTWARD BOUND' Special to The Vindicator HEADING TO THEIR DESTINATION: The Victorian Players

Burglar gets maximum of 18 months in prison

Burglars should serve plenty of prison time, the judge said. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

May 27 chosen as Levy- Meyers wedding date

YOUNGSTOWN -- Morris and Lisa Levy, 2013 Crestwood Blvd., are announcing plans for the upcoming

Ray gun shoots beam of high heat

The beam can reach targets more than 500 yards away. MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) -- The

New CEO gets pay reduction

Home Depot's new CEO will earn 8.9 million a year. ATLANTA (AP) -- The Home Depot Inc. is paying

Monitor area pothole problems on

Motorists can report damage from potholes to the state claims court. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDY.COM CORRESPONDENT With...