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TRUMBULL COUNTY Jury selection continues in case of accused officer

If convicted, the Newton Falls police officer faces up to five years in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH



TRUMBULL COUNTY Citizens prepare to patrol

Those involved in the citizens video patrol will have guidelines to follow. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Associated Press

Associated Press NOT SELLING: Cindi Runowski stands in the patriotic corner of her antique shop in

2 Pennsylvania women arrested on drug charges

2 Pennsylvania women arrested on drug charges YOUNGSTOWN -- Police responding to a possible drug

YSU Official:No porn found in probe

John Habat has been exonerated of any wrongdoing. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER

Four Spartans copy with their busy schedules

Free time is a luxury for Brian Katz, Katie Leone, Jeremy DeLorenzo and Mike Bestic. By TOM

Germy geraniums call for quarantine

The disease is not expected to affect the supply of geraniums for consumers. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

Mileage requirements for trucks increased

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS DETROIT -- Automakers will be forced to make their sport-utility

COLUMBUS House seeks major changes for colleges

Democrats say they have been told nothing of the plan. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

NEWTON FALLS Funding will help refurbish bridge

The proposed work is not the first major renovation for the 172-year-old structure. By SHERRI L.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tribe almost pitcher perfect in win over Orioles

Brian Anderson threw eight shutout innings in Cleveland's 3-0 victory. BALTIMORE (AP) -- If first

SOUTHWEST OF BAGHDAD: U.S. controls airport

U.S. forces seized the Baghdad airport today in an all-night tank and infantry assault, securing a

FINAL FOUR 'Nickandkirk' key Jayhawks' run

The duo has helped lead Kansas to back-to-back Final Four appearances. NEW ORLEANS (AP) --

Cachet Murray and Amber Bland lead area sprinters for this season

Cachet Murray and Amber Bland top a list of strong state candidates. By MARK W. MILLER

ROUNDUP Monday's other games

Bruins 2, Lightning 2 BOSTON -- Boston's Steve Shields made a key save in overtime to preserve the

MASTERS Policy that banned some former winners rescinded

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus talked to Augusta chairman Hootie Johnson. ASSOCIATED PRESS In a

Parks supervisor found guilty of sex offense

The defendant had two councilmen testify as character witnesses. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

Gibson Road work to begin soon

CANFIELD -- Work is set to begin this summer on the controversial Gibson Road improvement project,

YOUNGSTOWN Rape case will hinge on question of consent

Both the accused and the victim are expected to testify. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-6-8 Pick 4, 8-0-5-6 Buckeye 5, 3-29-32-


AMERICAN LEAGUE Devil Rays 6, Red Sox 4 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Carl Crawford hit a three-run

Woman cited after crash

Woman cited after crash YOUNGSTOWN -- After a crash Tuesday afternoon at Mahoning Avenue and Steel

Support from Valley

Support from Valley k ANN DITULLIO of Boardman is showing her support for the troops by making and

YOUNGSTOWN East Side residents on crime: Enough!

East Side patrols will be beefed up, the lieutenant promised. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

NEW CASTLE Crane boom breaks free in transit

The swinging boom knocked down poles and power lines. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police are investigating

MARQUETTE One loss motivates freshman

Steve Novak's high school career ended on a sour note. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Steve Novak has a long

YANKEES Victory overshadowed by Jeter's injury

The shortstop dislocated his shoulder in a violent collision at third base. TORONTO (AP) -- The

LAKEVIEW SCHOOLS District begins trimming costs

High school should provide opportunities, not take them away, a student said. By VALERIE BANNER

Area athletes to watch

Area athletes to watch BOYS Chaney -- Cameron Widget, senior, long jump, high jump; Richard

Zoning department notifies trustee of property violations

Officials suspect the problems will be rectified soon. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

UCLA courts Pitt coach

UCLA courts Pitt coach Pittsburgh coach Ben Howland met with UCLA officials, then with his own

NBA ROUNDUP | Monday's games

Nets 110, Rockets 86 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Richard Jefferson had 30 points, 11 assists and 10

Mooney makes most of chances

The Cardinals used their aggressiveness to top Chaney, 9-2. By ROBERT J. FUSCO VINDICATOR STAFF

YSU FOOTBALL Thiessen solidifies defensive backfield

He is one of three regulars returning for the Penguins. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

JOHNSTON TWP. Ohio BCI probes police

A Niles officer is carrying out the administrative duties of police chief. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

HUBBARD Township trustees seek $1.1 million grant for sewers in Maplewood Park

First, sanitary sewers and then home construction, a township trustee says. By TIM YOVICH

TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners exclude subsidies for 3 venues

The visitors bureau finally has a new director. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Cities need the protection

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: President Bush emphasized the need for homeland security Monday during a visit to

NEW CASTLE POLICE Chief to start retirement

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police Chief Victor Cubellis will spend Wednesday, the first full day of his


YSU Time change YOUNGSTOWN -- The starting time of Thursday's softball doubleheader between

INDICTMENTS Columbiana County

A Columbiana County grand jury has indicted the following: Christopher Giles, 27, South Lane,

Pit bull bites child

Pit bull bites child WARREN -- Parents of a 4-year-old girl told police their daughter was bitten


REGION Japanese company names local company distributor SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Futaba Corp., a

Major meets

APRIL Friday -- F.E. Cope (girls) Invitational at Salem Reilly Stadium, 4 p.m. Saturday -- Ward


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Youth center opens its doors to teens throughout the Valley

The center offers sports, Internet access, camping and other activities. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


SUNDAY'S GAMES New Jersey 6, N.Y. Islanders 0 Edmonton 4, Chicago 4, tie Anaheim 3, Vancouver

War poses patriotic quandary

Businesses owners question how they should use patriotism in ads. ASSOCIATED PRESS Cindi

Trustees, police reach agreement on contract

The pact is retroactive to the first of the year. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

High school dash athletes exceed speed limit in 2003

Sprinters look to be the focus of the new season. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

FIRST PLACE Key merger figure retires from bank

He will remain on the board of directors. WARREN -- Jeff Francis, one of the driving forces behind

PITTSBURGH Howland courted by UCLA, his 'dream job'

He later talked to his current players, but no one is saying what was discussed. PITTSBURGH (AP)

Tennessee, Duke first to Final Four

The Lady Vols routed Villanova and the Blue Devils defeated Texas Tech. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Car strikes 3 girls in Hubbard, killing one

HUBBARD -- One girl is dead and two others were in St. Elizabeth Health Center Friday night after

YOUNGSTOWN COUNCIL Write-ins ineligible to run in primary

The two can run in the November general election. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

Why are we still talking about the lead problem?

Opinion: We should have known better, but when it comes to the safety of children, hope does spring eternal

Four Spartans cope with their busy schedules

Free time is a luxury for Brian Katz, Katie Leone, Jeremy DeLorenzo and Mike Bestic. By TOM

MAHONING ELECTIONS BOARD High bidder gets kit contract

The board will pay more than $9,000 for the kits. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

Domino effect is designed in food

The design incorporated about 5,000 of the 10,000 food items collected. By DENISE DICK

SHARON E. State St. pharmacy robbed; Logan Ave. man is assaulted

A Logan Avenue man is accused of injuring his former landlord with a knife. SHARON, Pa. -- Police

NHL Philadelphia closer to division lead with 6-1 rout of Penguins

Pittsburgh lost to the Flyers for the fourth time in the last 17 days. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Just

SALEM Council OKs work on Cunningham Road

A council committee recommended buying two new firetrucks. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

NILES McKinley document found on eBay

The local library has the 1901 police mug shot of the assassin. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR

Lakeview school district begins trimming budget

CORTLAND -- Emotions ran high Monday as students pleaded with the Lakeview Board of Education to

Two in, two to go

Two in, two to go Tennessee and Duke advanced to the Women's Final Four Monday night. The final

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Good offense helps Penguins pummel sluggish Colonials

YSU had 21 hits to sweep the doubleheader against Robert Morris. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

MAHONING COUNTY Financial squeeze forces 33 layoffs

Commissioners said state budget cuts will probably force more local layoffs. By BOB JACKSON

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY March sales decline for cars built at Lordstown plant

STAFF/WIRE REPORTS LORDSTOWN -- Sales of cars made at the Lordstown Assembly Plant declined last

BUTLER, PA. County commissioner returns illegal campaign contributions

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Butler County commissioner has returned $2,500 in illegal campaign