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Austintown board mulls coach's fate

AUSTINTOWN —  The suspended head softball coach at Fitch High School met privately with

Town hall on race relations Thursday

WARREN — A town hall forum discussing race relations in Trumbull County will be at 7 p.m.

2nd Boardman cop to seek treatment

BOARDMAN — Ken Kasiewicz, a former township police officer, will get 360 hours of paid leave

Trumbull courthouse security being examined

WARREN — In several months, national television networks are expected to be present when Brian

Proposed landfill relieved of new regs, OEPA rules

GIRARD — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the company looking to open a landfill

Howland BOE to discuss grading standards

HOWLAND — The board of education has settled on questions that will be asked in a survey to

Sparkle owner offers police space in Cornersburg

YOUNGSTOWN — Funds to establish and maintain a police substation and K-9 Unit in Cornersburg

New state auditor in town today

YOUNGSTOWN — Being the only elected Republican in the state’s executive branch can make

Dann hires ex-mayor's daughter

A former Struthers native is the latest person with ties to the Mahoning Valley to be appointed to a

Blood is in short supply

CLEVELAND — Supplies of several blood types are very low in the Northern Ohio Blood Services

Elderly couple dead in Sharon crash

SHARON, Pa. — Icy road conditions may have contributed to a crash that killed an elderly

Probate Court Judge Leo P. Morley dies

YOUNGSTOWN — Leo P. Morley, longtime judge of Mahoning County Probate Court, has died. He was

Chicago company here to plug broken city waterline

YOUNGSTOWN — The city finally found a company to stop the flow of millions of gallons of water

GM will decide Lordstown plant's fate this year

LORDSTOWN —  General Motors should decide this year whether to close its Lordstown

Shots fired near prison

LEAVITTSBURG – A Richer Road man had his guns taken away from him after the Trumbull

Former superintendent Shoaf stays in prison

WARREN — Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court has denied early release

Beshara sentenced to life in prison for Guthrie murder

YOUNGSTOWN — Benjamin Beshara of Niles will spend the rest of his life in prison for the

Stock Listing of Local Interest

STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .46, 22.23 --.04 Avalon Holdings,7.26.01 Clear

Ford posts net loss of 12.7 billion in '06

Ford says it will lose money this year and next. DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. lost a

Bonekovic scores 16 as Brookfield rolls


Uniform sizing system is fitting change for women

Fit specifications on clothing hang-tags will help women find the right fit. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

Who is in the driver's seat?

Opinion: Providence Journal: The busybodies are at it again, trying to make decisions that belong to

Activists protest the use of dog in demonstration

A dog was killed during a sales demonstration of a medical device. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A handful of

Perry quits as assistant; Horton, LeBeau to stay

Bruce Arians will be promoted while Ken Anderson will join the coaching staff. PITTSBURGH (AP) --

Dungy-Smith hype to take center stage

A media sideshow will get under way on Tuesday in Miami. By DAVE GOLDBERG ASSOCIATED PRESS

Boardman man facing charges in 3 township store robberies

A shoplifting suspect was indicted on a charge of assaulting a police sergeant. By PETER H.


Leader of the pack Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for next

Lake Erie Monsters to play in Cleveland

They will begin play at Quicken Loans Arena next season. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Scaring fans into their

Study: Damage to brain part stops tobacco craving

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Damage to a silver dollar-size spot deep in the brain seems to wipe out the urge

37 ranked wrestlers in Hephner tourney

By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF AUSTINTOWN -- Thirty seven state-ranked athletes

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Daniel and Lynn Pomponio, Canfield, boy, Jan. 24. Cindi Geist

McClure's goal propels Duke past Clemson

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- David McClure hit a lay-up as time expired Thursday night to lead No. 10 Duke

Weather has more seeking shelter

Agencies for the homeless are seeing more women and children this year. By AMANDA GARRETT

Jury selection begins in N.Y. in slaying of Ohio woman

The daughter of Ohio State's band director was found with her throat slashed. NEW YORK (AP) --

Former clerk receives prison term for court theft

The clerk's actions tarnish all government workers, an assistant prosecutor said. By ED RUNYAN

President reaches across the aisle on domestic issues

Editorial: President Bush's numbers were up Tuesday night: his Nielsen rating numbers that is, which showed

if you go

IF YOU GO What: "Winter Jam 2007," featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson,

Industry concerns trickle down

Auto makers are tighting their belts, so must the racing industry. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- When

Movie is based on real events

The band is fronted by two brothers, 8 and 11. NEW YORK (AP) -- If you should come within earshot

Prescription assistance to be offered


Show to focus on Black history

YOUNGSTOWN -- Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah, director of the Africana Studies Program at Youngstown State

Salary board approves elections director

The position will involve more public relations duties than before. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

Iraqis to blame for collapse of Iraq

Opinion: Like many, I've grown convinced that the administration has fumbled this war. I'm no fan of what

Youngstown Kiwanis pays for Alpha's field trip buses

Without the help of the Kiwanis, there would be no field trips for Alpha pupils. by HAROLD GWIN

Johnson puts company's interest before self-interest

Opinion: Columbiana County Republican Chairman Dave Johnson was on the short list of those considered

GM to delay release of earnings reports

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Corp. announced Thursday it will delay the release of its fourth-

Lisbon's 1-2 punch nets 12th triumph

Caitlin Glenn and Erica Sims powered a comeback 50-46 win over United. HANOVERTON -- Caitlin Glenn

Local resident wins trip to Hollywood

It appears those who have a good voice and story are the ones who make it. By STEPHANIE UJHELYI

2 of 3 unions OK contract

2 of 3 unions OK contract WARREN -- Two of the three American Federation of State, County &

Mooney stays unbeaten in SVC

The Cardinals defeated Harding; Hubbard and Liberty won TAC games. WARREN -- Sara Pelini and Katie

Success in Iraq is key to Bush strength

Opinion: So much of what President Bush said in his State of the Union address ought to have been said and

Case on phone call involves Ohio rep

The tape of John Boehner's call was given to reporters by a Democratic lawmaker. WASHINGTON (AP)


FIRED Minority businesses The Workers' Compensation Oversight Commission fired 69 investment

DNA link leads to arrest of ex-Valley man

The victim's body was found near Western Reserve Middle School. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

On the SidE. . .

Opinion: ON THE SIDE. . . This and that from the world of Valley politics. BIG GOP GATHERING: The

Snedeker's 61 equals course mark

The 26-year-old rookie took a two-shot lead in the Buick Invitational. SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brandt


Pancake breakfast HARTFORD -- The Hartford Fire Association will hold a pancake breakfast from 7

St. Anthony Auxiliary conducts election

BOARDMAN -- The election of officers was on the agenda when St. Anthony Auxiliary of Struthers met

NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's game

Bulls 96, Mavericks 85 CHICAGO -- Ben Gordon scored 30 points, Luol Deng added 21 and the Chicago

More types of stores selling groceries to lure customers

Soon, less than half of groceries will be sold in grocery stores, study says. CINCINNATI (AP) --

Nicole Kidman is OK after traffic accident

Nicole Kidman is OK after traffic accident LOS ANGELES -- Nicole Kidman was taken to a hospital

Irish grads battle in Big Ten contest

Tyra Grant's Penn State defeated Courtney Davidson's Michigan State. VINDICATOR STAFF/WIRE REPORTS

Buckeyes cruise to 18th victory

Brandie Hoskins paced Ohio State to a 72-62 win over Indiana. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Brandie Hoskins

Teen driver held

Teen driver held YOUNGSTOWN -- A 16-year-old boy driving with an expired temporary permit and

Hirschfeld to play for Miami (Ohio)

The right wing, 19 today, was the NAHL's North Division Player of the Week. BOARDMAN -- Alden

She learned the importance of cross-training

Dear Heloise: I have always heard that a wife should be knowledgeable about finances in case

Top-ranked Duke still unbeaten after 73-60 win over Florida St.

The Blue Devils are 21-0, 6-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE,

Rolls-Royce seeks site for new plant

The gigantic company has not announced its plans. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Wal-Mart to pay overtime violations

In 2005, the company asked for a review of its overtime calculations. ASSOCIATED PRESS Wal-Mart

Officials take step to get levy on ballot

Land selection will make voters more comfortable with the plan, the superintendent said. By JOHN

TRICKY WALKING: Youngstown Water Department employee Rob Kaufmann walks through the water along Marshall Street while trying to repair a broken water main.

TRICKY WALKING: Youngstown Water Department employee Rob Kaufmann walks through the water along

James is the leader in voting for game

The Cavaliers' ace polled more than 2.5 million votes for the Feb. 18 game NEW YORK (AP) --

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard: GIRARD Jan. 21

Her success has already drawn fans, recognition

The audition is much more than meets the TV audience's eye. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDY.COM

YSU ROUNDUP | News and notes

Football: Seven home games, three first-time foes and two other rare opponents highlight YSU's

Waterline repair to cost 100,000

Some customers were without water for an hour or two when the line first broke. By DAVID SKOLNICK

For Sanctus Real, Christian label is fine

The band is staying optimistic about its future, the drummer says. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR


MORE INDICTMENTS Columbiana County A county grand jury recently issued these indictments:

Library seeks design ideas

The Market/Midlothian branch will be in the former Giant Eagle building. By SEAN BARRON

Business News Digest

REGION Home sales, prices decline in region YOUNGSTOWN -- A nine-county region that includes the

NOTEBOOK From Melbourne

So funny it hurts: Andy Roddick was a bigger hit in his post-match news conference than against top-

Taylor's 38 points key Rayen past Ursuline

She also had nine rebounds and nine steals as the Tigers won their 10th. By TOM WILLIAMS

Whipple says Marines made him a new man

The Calvary Christian graduate led Point Park College to a 21-1 record. By JOHN KOVACH

Power shift on agenda in Davos

Opinion: DAVOS, Switzerland -- When I tell friends I'm off for the World Economic Forum in Davos, they

Health department lists proposed rules

A final public hearing is set for next month before lawmakers make a final decision. COLUMBUS (AP)


THURSDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA SCORES Beaver Local at Chaney, ppd. snow Mooney 58,


high five Top five by sales this week film 1. "Stomp the Yard," Sony/Screen Gems. 2. "Night

'Pan's Labyrinth' blurs reality, fantasy

The villain is truly despicable and at the same time compelling. By ROBERT W. BUTLER KANSAS CITY

Charged in racial killings

Charged in racial killings JACKSON, Miss. -- A reputed Ku Klux Klansman accused in the 1964


ASSOCIATIONS XAmerican Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 10 a.m.

'Warren' may be wanting to date others

Dear Annie: I was lucky enough to find my true love at 16. I am now 19, and my boyfriend, "Warren,"

"The president has made his decision. We need to get the job done."

Opinion: "The president has made his decision. We need to get the job done." Vice President Dick Cheney

the scoop

the scoop where are the wiis? Who would have thought, given all the publicity surrounding the

SteelHounds host 3 games with Killer Bees

The first contest is tonight at the Chevrolet Center. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown SteelHounds

& lt;B & gt;ANTHONSEN, & lt;/B & gt; Evelyn M., 81, of Boardman;

& lt;B & gt;ANTHONSEN, & lt;/B & gt; Evelyn M., 81, of Boardman; Cunningham-Becker

Ceremony lauds Youngstown school board members

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

Austintown Metal Works will be moving

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

Comedian's ready to break out 'W'

John Morgan's act started as sort of a fluke. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Turning heads overseas

The award honors innovation in educational products. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR

File photo courtesy WYFX-TV 17/62

File photo courtesy WYFX-TV 17/62 WAY TO WIN: Sarah Burgess of East Palestine successfully

Police task force seizes 120 marijuana plants

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


DOWNTOWN CHILL The Vindicator/William D. Lewis Clearing the way on a cold day The right


'PAN'S LABYRINTH' Grade: A-. Director: Guillermo del Toro. Rating: R for graphic violence and

Setting a trap by smooth calling with pocket aces

To win a really big pot in a game of No Limit Texas Hold'em, you'll often have to set a trap for

Phone tax refund is tempting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service warned Thursday that it will take prompt action

Violence continues amid political debate

In the U.S., there was a standoff over two resolutions condemning Bush's strategy. BAGHDAD, Iraq

Rembrandt sells for 25.8M

The portrait shows the patron saint of pilgrims as he prays. NEW YORK (AP) -- A rare late work by


RULES Proposed fines under Ohio's indoor smoking: Business owners: first offense, warning

Ex-minister pleads guilty in child porn case

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A former minister who subscribed to numerous Internet sites that provide photos

Jackson: Fallout from scandal hurt minority firms

Some successful investment firms were unfairly terminated, Jackson said. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Rev.

Greenhouse is declared a nuisance

BOARDMAN -- Less than a month after Mahoning County's chief building official declared a closed seeks reports on potholes

Now that winter has really arrived, is providing an avenue for motorists in the Mahoning

Lack of checks on drivers leads to school closings

The school bus contractor had failed to submit drivers' fingerprints to the state. COLUMBUS (AP)

Bush's Iraq policy influenced by crises

Opinion: By WILLIAM McKENZIE DALLAS MORNING NEWS There have been four crises in George W. Bush's life,

Williams, Sharapova meet in women's final Saturday

The two also met in the 2004 Wimbledon final with Sharapova winning. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --

Federer too much for Roddick

Roger Federer called his 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 victory his best match in Melbourne. MELBOURNE, Australia

A second officer has signed an agreement to resign, an official said.

A second officer has signed an agreement to resign, an official said. By DENISE DICK and PETER H.


MAHONING COUNTY Real estate Robert D. Swindell to Matthew E. Knopp et al, Goshen Twp., 152,000.