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New bishop called thoughtful, hands-on, dynamic

Monsignor Michael Kosak, vicar general of the Diocese of St. Thomas, said “dynamic is the


Weigh in with Bertram, Louie Wednesday morning

The Vindy's Bertram de Souza and Vindy.com's radio partner Louie Free will be mixing it up in the


Austintown caller threatens bomb -- twice

AUSTINTOWN — Fitch High School was evacuated early today afternoon after a bomb threat was


Trumbull land among sites under study by state

COLUMBUS — Upward of 1,200 acres of undeveloped land in Trumbull County are among state-owned


State parks deteriorating, ODNR ex-directors say

COLUMBUS — Joe Sommer recalled a time when every state park had a manager on site and adequate


Mercer will weigh CDBG funds Feb. 22

MERCER, Pa. — The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission has recommended that sewer and


Warren BOE hires principals

Warren Board of Education hired Stephen Chiaro and Linda Reigelman tonight as principals for the new


WRAP under fire in Warren

WARREN — City council members questioned Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. leaders about


Marshall Street flood repair still pending

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a week since millions of gallons began to pour out of one of the


Brookfield BOE rehires coach after controversy

BROOKFIELD— For members of a citizen’s group here, the school board’s decision to


MAC,TAC will merge next year

In Greek mythology, a king named Sisyphus spent eternity in the underworld rolling a huge rock up a


Mid-winter book sale at library

SALEM — The Salem Public Library’s Memorial Fund Association will sponsor the


Salem crime drops in '06

SALEM — Crime in the city dropped in 2006, and Police Chief Robert W. Floor is working to


15-year-old details rape allegations in Warren court

WARREN — A 15-year-old girl told a jury that her mother’s boyfriend started molesting


Hubbard tightening its budget belt

HUBBARD —  City leaders discussed the 2007 budget and decided a few things had to change


Trumbull vote on 3% annual raises Wednesday

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners are expected to approve three-year contracts for three


Jay Williams: Cops in zero-tolerance mode to reduce crime

YOUNGSTOWN — After a quadruple murder that Mayor Jay Williams described as “shocking


Former Mahoning deputy enters guilty pleas

YOUNGSTOWN — A former Mahoning County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty to charges of unauthorized


Ramps replaced after 'despicable' theft

WARREN – Mayor Michael J. O’Brien got help for an older West Side couple with limited


Beloit teen dies in Goshen crash

GOSHEN — A one-car crash around 9:10 p.m. Monday on state Route 534 just south of Western


Trumbull County to award $2.5 million

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners are set to award contracts Wednesday totaling


IUE-Delphi talks set

WARREN —  Contract talks between Delphi Corp. and the union that represents its local


Cops say feud may be motive for quadruple killings

YOUNGSTOWN — An ongoing feud may be the motive in the shootings deaths of three men and a


Toda pleads guilty to money laundering, other charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Deborah L. Toda, 49, of Howland, pleaded guilty today to charges of aggravated


Rock's woes are plenty in defeat

The Westminster women's team improved to 15-4. CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Slippery Rock shot 39.6 percent


State had ordered cleanup at fire site

EPA investigators found low levels of pollution at a pond on the property. BY AMANDA GARRETT


Grossman has had his ups and downs as Bears' QB

MIAMI (AP) -- Rex Grossman absorbed the criticism, heard the calls for him to be benched, then did


Second Harvest to send kids home with food

Most pupils in Campbell schools are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. By WILLIAM K.


After further review, Dan Williams remains football coach

By MARY R. SMITH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT McDONALD -- More than 100 people gave a standing


Barbaro destroyed after series of ailments

The Kentucky Derby winner suffered from complications from his breakdown at last year's Preakness


MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARY

MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARY HAWKS 93, MAGIC 83 ORLANDO (83) -- Turkoglu 4-10 0-2 9, Battie 0-3 2-2 2,


NHL ROUNDUP Monday's games

Rangers 6, Bruins 1 BOSTON -- Petr Prucha scored two goals and assisted on another, and linemates


EASTERN CONFERENCE

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Frozen boa constrictor found along river

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Four workers clearing debris along the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio


Noth vulnerable. West deals.

Noth vulnerable. West deals. NORTH K J 5 3 2 A Q J A Q J 6 2 WEST EAST A Q 10 8 3


Freshman Hynes sparks Lowellville to 15th victory

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF LOWELLVILLE -- With the top seed for the tournament


Bears hoping they have learned from mistakes

By JOHN MULLIN CHICAGO TRIBUNE CHICAGO -- The Bears have had to pick themselves up from


TOP 25 ROUNDUP Monday's other games

MEN No. 7 Pittsburgh 65, Villanova 59 PHILADELPHIA -- Levance Fields scored 20 points and Aaron


Taser used twice to subdue naked student

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A student ran naked into his high school lunch room, screaming and


English to try again on trade-reform act

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU WHEATLAND, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Phil English intends


Wedding planned by Nicole Diddle and Eric Welch

Announced by Toni and Allen Mayberry, 29 Beechwood Drive, Boardman, and David and Melissa Diddle of


BASEBALL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Rangers: Sammy Sosa and Texas wrapped up weeks of negotiations and agreed to a minor league contract


Super Nationals to be held at track despite auction

SALEM -- The Steel Valley Super Nationals are still on for this June although its venue is scheduled


YOUNGSTOWN

YOUNGSTOWN The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay VANDALISM AT CHURCH: Anti-Christian graffiti including


Lawmakers to fight veto

Strickland vetoed the bill less than 15 hours after taking office. COLUMBUS -- The Republican-


What's up with the vice president?

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- A group of Republican lawmakers was waiting for an elevator on Capitol Hill when one


Soldiers foil plot by Shiite cult to attack clerics

The messianic Shiite group was able to rally hundreds of heavily armed followers. BAGHDAD, Iraq


Beaver Christian defeats Youngs. Christian

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jake McCracken's 28 points Monday led the Beaver County Christian basketball team to


Girl saves brother who got tangled in leash

WARREN -- Quick action by a 12-year-old girl saved her younger brother from accidentally hanging


No racing likely means shorter fair

WARREN -- The Trumbull County Fair will likely be two days shorter this year because of the fair


LOCAL

LOCAL Boardman basketball changes made BOARDMAN -- Two changes have been made to Boardman's


Pelosi reaches out to bloggers

Politicians are realizing the importance of the Internet. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shortly after her


Ex-administrator must repay jobless benefits

The former administrator failed to prove the commissioner would be able to get him fired. By ED


Baghdad is key to success in Iraq

Opinion: By STEPHEN J. HADLEY WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- The Baker-Hamilton report explained that


Ghindia achieves scoring milestone

LaBrae and Hubbard also won TAC contest. LIBERTY -- Elizabeth Ghindia scored 22 points as Champion


Man faces sex charge

The Hubbard man was identified through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. By TIM YOVICH


BASEBALL

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Claimed RHP Jeremy Guthrie off waivers from


Campbell police catch fugitive

CAMPBELL -- City police arrested an Akron woman wanted on a first degree felony warrant after


Councilman attends hearing in support of burglary victims

The home was burglarized while the residents were in the house. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


Rumors of deal resurface at Forum

A deal for Tod Children's could be voted on today, a union leader said workers have heard. By


NFL PLAYOFFS

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


CANDY SALE

Candy sale ALLIANCE -- Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold a candy sale from 7 a.m. to


'Human factor' key in news events

Opinion: The news that former Panamanian strongman Manuel A. Noriega will be released from his Miami prison


"I am going to level with you, the president has said this is going to be left to his successor. I think it is the height of irresponsibility."

Opinion: "I am going to level with you, the president has said this is going to be left to his successor. I


Palestinian bomber kills three in bakery

The suicide attack was the first in Israel in nine months. CHICAGO TRIBUNE JERUSALEM -- A


Ohio native killed in Iraq is buried

The 22-year-old was buried next to his grandfather. OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- U.S. Army Sgt.


ATP PBZ ZAGREB INDOORS

ATP PBZ ZAGREB INDOORS Monday At Dom Sportova Zagreb, Croatia Purse: 456,375 (Intl. Series)


Pavlik's dream coming true

Kelly Pavlik's win last Saturday made him the mandatory challenger for the WBC crown. By JOHN


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Struthers Park and Recreation Committee, 6 p.m.; Struthers Public Utilities


TODAY

TODAY 10 a.m. (NFL Net) Super Bowl XLI Media Day. 6:30 p.m. (FSN Ohio) NBA: "Cavaliers Live."


Molester sentenced

Molester sentenced SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A man prosecutors say is one of the nation's most prolific


Treasurer steps down to take job with state

The county's Democrats will meet to select Reardon's replacement. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


Miss Maravola, Mr. Matas set wedding date

The engagement of Lisa Jolene Maravola of Cortland and Michael Thomas Matas of Austintown is being


Yoders-Downie troth announced, wedding in July

BOARDMAN -- Announced by Ted and Julie Downie, 178 Mill Creek Drive, is the engagement of their son,


Ex-parks chief gets 5 years' probation

The former official admitted he signed off on false time sheets. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A former city


Iran should give Iraq helping hand

Opinion: By DAVID D. HAINES and FOUAD BABAN HARTFORD COURANT It is increasingly clear that Washington


NFL

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YSU's slow start is costly

The Penguins trailed by 20 at halftime in a 12-point loss at Loyola of Chicago. VINDICATOR


Bonds, Giants reconcile lingering differences

The slugger passed his physical and signed a one-year deal for 15.8 million. SAN FRANCISCO (AP)


Dungy delays start of hype week

The Colts coach gave his players an extra day off. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Dungy was


Elections board has new official

The new deputy director will leave his post as Wellsville's administrator. By D.A. WILKINSON


Hip resurfacing emerges as replacement alternative

A standard hip replacement is likely to wear out before age 60, a doctor said. WASHINGTON (AP) --


Regional Business Digest

REGION New Castle, county post unemployment rates NEW CASTLE -- The unemployment rate in


New on Home Video: This week's DVD releases

"Open Season": If you've seen one talking-animal cartoon in Hollywood's current onslaught, you've


Secretary of state raises important election issue

Editorial: Before Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted summarily dismisses a proposal from Secretary of State Jennifer


Lisbon's Sims nets 27; Crestview defeated

The Blue Devils and Rebels are tied for first place. LISBON -- Erica Sims scored 27 points in


St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Rachel Adkins and Jayson Bever, Warren, boy, Jan. 27. Lisa


Panel to help governor screen prospective judges

The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court praised the change. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Gov. Ted


Summer wedding for Miss Wingard, Mr. Dongelewic

CANFIELD -- A summer wedding is planned by Maureen Bridget Wingard and Shaun Michael Dongelewic,


MCDONALD STICKS WITH COACH

McDonald sticks with coach More than 100 people gave a standing ovation when the McDonald school


3 sentenced, fined in illegal dumping

LISBON -- A judge levied fines and community service penalties against three people for illegal


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA New


Rendell explains health-care proposal

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU SHARON, Pa. -- Gov. Ed Rendell brought his


Cal finally sees the light

Opinion: Cal finally sees the light EDITOR: The first paragraph in the Cal Thomas column Jan. 26 said it


Selected Stocks

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Becky Skavenski, Michael Stredni plan July wedding

The engagement of Becky Skavenski, 12412 Unity Road, New Springfield, and Michael Stredni, 717 Sapp


City man pleads guilty to charge of murder

Police said Olenik was killed while sitting in his car. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jonah F. Ortiz, 26, of


Bush: U.S. will protect troops in Iraq against Iran, but we won't invade

Iran is supplying insurgents in Iraq with explosives, the U.S. says. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President


Keeping kids happy is a real balancing act

St. Charles School in Boardman marked the start of Catholic Schools Week with an appearance by The


Fire in city building

Fire in city building YOUNGSTOWN -- A small fire that started near an elevator control room at 20


Ruling again holds up plaza demolition

It's too early to tell whether the ruling will enable the city to resume the demolition. WARREN


Dating 'Tammy' may hurt his friendship with 'Jim'

Dear Annie: I'm having an internal battle over loyalties. I'm a recently divorced man. My friend,


LeBron James may sit out a few games

He may rest a sore toe he reinjured in a loss to Phoenix CLEVELAND (AP) -- The most famous big toe


Here's how to become an informed consumer

Dear Readers: Every day you hear or read about new scams and frauds that plague all of us --


INSIDE

INSIDE Brookfield's Morgan Bonekovic scored her 1,000th career point in the Warriors' 44-43


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of police activity in the city of Canfield and Austintown: CANFIELD


NBA ROUNDUP \ Monday's games

Timberwolves 121, Suns 112 MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett almost single-handedly snapped Phoenix's


The apathetic FBI

Opinion: Washington Post: Congress wasn't the only institution whose performance fell short when it came to


MONDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES

MONDAY'S BASKETBALL SCORES MEN EAST California, Pa. 79, Slippery Rock 56 Canisius 71, Iona


Allen leads No. 5 OSU into first place Big Ten

The sophomore had career-highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 64-55 win. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.


courts

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Charles R. Sanor, 62, of 4459 Rita Ave., Austintown,


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY

MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY Live racing scheduled for Monday and today has been canceled due to


Cops push for charges against singer Brandy

Cops push for charges against singer Brandy LOS ANGELES -- The California Highway Patrol


Bonekovic tops 1,000 points

The Warriors survived a 44-43 scare against Lakeview. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Vista makes debut amid much hype

Microsoft calls Vista its biggest launch ever. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE At long last, Windows


SUNDAY'S GAMES

SUNDAY'S GAMES Phoenix 115, Cleveland 100 Milwaukee 107, New York 105 San Antonio 96, L.A.


BOYS BASKETBALL MONDAY'S SCORES AREA

BOYS BASKETBALL MONDAY'S SCORES AREA Beaver County Christian 58, Youngstown Christian 47 OHIO


Judge: Teen deserves more than 10 years

A prosecutor said Johnson's testimony helped convict a co-defendant. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Court sends back laid-off workers case

The action was brought against the city by four workers and their union in 2002. By ED RUNYAN


Dutch exile slams militant Islam's war

Opinion: By DEROY MURDOCK SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK -- "When I first came to a Western country


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