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A 'zine for your sporting scene

A column by Joe Scalzo, Vindicator sports staff Do you lack direction? Are you stuck in a dead-


MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES

MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES WIZARDS 93, BULLS 83 CHICAGO (83) -- A.Davis 5-7 0-0 10, Dupree 3-9 1-3


South Range's Yeagley will coach in all-star game

He was named as a North assistant for the June 19 game in Columbus. & lt;a


GIRLS HOOPS Deville sparks Leetonia

She led the Bears past United for their fifth Tri-County League win. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR


WARREN City nears hiring goal for police under tax

The original tax passed in 2001 expires at the end of 2004. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


SALEM Council OKs city hall as 911 center

The 911 surcharge will be added to telephone bills in April. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM


MAHONING COUNTY Board for the mentally retarded will get $667,000 in settlement

Mahoning County MRDD is still owed about $1 million. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH


Venus Williams, Clijsters coast in opening round

The men's seeds are falling fast. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Venus Williams looked rejuvenated


BILLBOARD HITS

HOT 100: TOP 17 1. "Hey Ya!" OutKast. Arista. (Gold) 2. "The Way You Move," OutKast Feat. Sleepy


Abortion coverage remains part of plan

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Unionized city workers will continue to have the cost of abortions covered in


AUTO INDUSTRY Ford bounces back from loss

The company is working toward a goal of $7 billion in profit by 2006. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL California player dead of meningitis

Alisa Lewis, a junior from Spokane, Wash., died of bacterial meningitis. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) --


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL MONDAY'S SCORES AREA Warren Harding 80, Olmsted Falls 74, OT Sebring 51, Berlin


Workshop to target first-time home buyers

Workshop to target first-time home buyers YOUNGSTOWN -- Family Financial Education Services, a


REGION

REGION First Place Financial posts 2nd-quarter earnings WARREN -- First Place Financial Corp.


GARBAGE PICKUP Rates in the region

Comparisons of garbage pickup rates in the region: PROVIDERCUSTOMERSMONTHLY FEE


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,3.25 3.3 Bank One,.84,50.9850.99 Clear Channel, 45.46


LOCAL

LOCAL Phantoms split four games CHICAGO -- The Youngstown Phantoms dropped a 4-3 decision to the


Driver reports car stolen

Driver reports car stolen NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City police said a man with a gun took a Pontiac


YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Performance report data

The following facts come from "The Performance Report for Ohio's Colleges and Universities,"


Valley pupils win honors in art

Valley pupils win honors in art k HUNDREDS of young artists throughout the Mahoning Valley have


SPACE NASA tries to revive Mars rover

If the software is flawed, a fix can be done remotely. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Anxious NASA


NEW CASTLE, PA. Council appoints a new solicitor

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The city's search for a new solicitor is over. Paula Cialella was appointed to


SUPER BOWL Players do best to keep mouths clean

It's hard to tell who's telling the truth about those using bad language. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --


BRIDGE

North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x 7 6 u A K Q J v Q J 7 w J 8 6 2 WESTEAST


SHARON 2 arrested after attack on Samaritan

One of those arrested is the brother of the police chief of an adjoining jurisdiction. SHARON, Pa.


City's 2010 meeting will air tonight on PBS

City's 2010 meeting will air tonight on PBS YOUNGSTOWN -- The third installment of "2010 Moving


Nextel is starting to promote new role as NASCAR sponsor

The communications giant is replacing Winston as NASCAR's sponsor. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- After


TELEVISION Bucking tradition, Fox plans staggered debuts

Rather than save all new shows for fall, Fox spreads them out. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The traditional


YOUNGSTOWN Garbage rate projections

YEAREXPENSESFEEREVENUE 2004$2,631,096$8$2,666,414 2005$2,694,384$8.50$2,722,183


AUSTINTOWN Trustees disagree on usage of funds

Trustees received an offer to buy property on Woodridge Drive. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF


PITTSBURGH Mayor vows to move forward with plan to revive downtown

A new direction calls for adding apartments and not a major retailer. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Despite


GAZA STRIP Israeli army mistakes youths for militants

Some children hunt birds for money, selling them for meat or as songbirds. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip


WARREN Former area astronaut sees potential in space

Exploration provides jobs and new technologies, the former astronaut said. By DENISE DICK


SOURCES

SOURCES Where to look If you want to do some research before adding or changing a fireplace,


NILES SCHOOLS 4 teachers to retire under plan

The program will save money in the long run, the superintendent says. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


INSIDE/A4

INSIDE/A4 UOf the 25 or so people killed in Sunday's car bombing in Baghdad, at least 23 were


HUBBARD TOWNSHIP Planners await word on grant OK for Maplewood Park revitalization

The grant does not include money for sanitary-sewer installation. By MIKE VAN CLEAVE VINDICATOR


'THE WINEMAKER'S DAUGHTER' | A review Reporter's first novel brims with detail, lush writing style

Although the ending falls flat, overall the work is impressive. By KEN FUSON BALTIMORE SUN


"A new buoyancy is evident everywhere."

Opinion: "A new buoyancy is evident everywhere." Tung Chee-hwa Hong Kong chief executive, welcoming the


Ohio legislators laud proposals by Bush

Not all of the state's lawmakers were complimentary, though. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several Ohio


Players do best to keep mouths clean

It's hard to tell who's telling the truth about those using bad language. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --


LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials rethink rules for appointing people

Members for the new transportation committee are being sought. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


Reservists activated for local assignments

Reservists activated for local assignments VIENNA -- Twenty-six Air Force reservists from the


YOUNGSTOWN McNally exits primary for Ohio House seat

Two Democratic candidates remain in the race. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER


BOARDMAN The word on the street: It's Jennette, not Jeannette

Residents had petitioned to have the old name updated. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Cal player dies

Cal player dies Alisa Lewis, a reserve on the California women's basketball team, died Monday


NOTEBOOK | Australian Open

Tennis and marriage: Talk of marriage is replacing tennis talk. Australia's Lleyton Hewitt spoke


MERCER COUNTY COG faces snag in plan on city codes

The state doesn't have enough to fund all requests for aid. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON


SAFETY TIPS

SAFETY TIPS Keep the fires burning Tips for using your fireplace safely: Clear the area around


Belichick has established himself one of NFL's best

He'll be trying for his fourth Super Bowl ring, the second as a head coach. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) --


Defensive backs keys for Patriots

Most of New England's defensive backs are newcomers, but have been effective. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP)


YSU BASKETBALL Men, women play host to Butler

Wednesday's doubleheader begins at 5:15 p.m. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLTOLPtsGFGA


YOUNGSTOWN Regents profile YSU

The College of Education seeks to improve teacher licensure passage rates. By JoANNE VIVIANO


SHARON Second death strikes city government

Council will repeat the interview and selection process for George Gulla's seat. SHARON, Pa. --


Local man charged in eBay deception

AUSTINTOWN -- A Frostwood Drive man was arrested by police after he was accused of selling Rolex


ROUNDUP Women's college basketball

Wooster 77, Grove City 67 WOOSTER -- Grove City led 53-40 with 13 minutes remaining, but Wooster


CRIME Privacy issues arise over database

The company that runs the database says there are safeguards to protect privacy. NEW YORK (AP) --


WASHINGTON President's budget bill sets a conservative tone

Bush has proposed limits on spending growth. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush hopes Congress'


INFLUENCE Versatile denim can be worn, sat on and even heard

You don't have to wear the fabric to enjoy it. SCRIPPS HOWARD Denim's influence on popular


AUTO RACING NASCAR puts emphasis on wins

There will also be a sort of playoff system in the last 10 races of the year. COMBINED DISPATCHES


GAIL WHITE Have a heart, don't abandon animals to predators, cold

"Recently someone dumped a family of cats at my house," Mary Carmen Kelly of Youngstown wrote in a


FIGHT SCHEDULE

FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Friday At Kansas City (Mo.) Expo Center, Martin


Botanical name: Gelsemium sempervirens

Botanical name: Gelsemium sempervirens Attributes: An evergreen, twining vine that is hardy


Government shouldn't make decisions on child-bearing

Opinion: Government shouldn't make decisions on child-bearing EDITOR: Why will we be Marching For


Springfield wins to go 12-0 for best start since 1981-82

BERLIN CENTER -- Angelina Fiumara scored 14 points Thursday as the Springfield High girls basketball


INDICTMENTS | Mahoning County

The following people also were indicted Thursday by a county grand jury: Thomas Yozwiak, 43,


GIRARD City workers reject contract

The union's next move is the fact-finding process. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE Junior Amanda Nero passes 1,000 points in Lowellville victory

The win over McDonald kept the Rockets a game behind Springfield. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR


AGENDA

AGENDA THURSDAY Executive Committee of the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, 4


GOODYEAR New tire will boost sales, analysts say

The company's stock rose as the news turned good. AKRON (AP) -- Analysts say a new high-end tire


HOCKEY

HOCKEY NAHL STANDINGS North Division WLTPts Soo Indians282561 Springfield Junior


Today is Tuesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2004. There are 346 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2004. There are 346 days left in the year. On this date


NILES POWER PLANT Company applies to continue dredging

The deadline for comments on the application is Feb. 11. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR


Council mulls adult club limits

SHARON, Pa. -- City council is looking at restricting where adult entertainment businesses can be


of a crafty

By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF UTH JENNINGS HAD OPERATED a craft shop out of a five-


224 CONNECTION Group to discuss drug, alcohol issues

Experts will be on hand to speak with parents. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

Flyers 4, Rangers 2 NEW YORK -- Keith Primeau had two assists just hours after being selected to


CLUB CALENDAR

CLASSES XStruthers High School Classes of 1941, 1942 and 1943 will meet for lunch at 12:20 p.m.


YOUNGSTOWN Man pleads guilty to molesting teen girl

The Struthers man faces a three-year prison sentence. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


"I want to thank Iowa for making me the 'comeback Kerry.' Not so long ago, this campaign was written

Opinion: "I want to thank Iowa for making me the 'comeback Kerry.' Not so long ago, this campaign was written


Poland trustees must explain their decision on police chief

Opinion: What does Poland Township Trustee Mark Naples mean when he says "... the time has come for us to go


LAWRENCE COUNTY Criminal court records to go on the Internet

Civil-court records will likely go online after January 2005. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


U.S. MILITARY New commander wants Army to be all it can be

To improve the Army, the new chief is looking for quality, not quantity. FORT POLK, La. (AP) --


Cheney's pal on the court

Opinion: San Jose Mercury News: When the U.S. Supreme Court this spring considers a dispute between the vice


YSU EDUCATION COLLEGE Dean makes changes to improve passage rate

YSU's teacher exam passage rate is 12th among 13 state-supported schools. By JoANNE VIVIANO


AUSTRALIAN OPEN RESULTS

AUSTRALIAN OPEN RESULTS Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $14.7 million


Union finds handling of rally on trade deal unfair

Opinion: Union finds handling of rally on trade deal unfair EDITOR: I am a member of the United


HELOISE Color of throw rugs bled onto new carpet

Dear Heloise: I recently had new carpet put in my bedroom and then purchased bright-colored rugs.


TODAY

TODAY 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tennis: Australian Open. 6 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: North Carolina


YOUNGSTOWN Man faces charges in addition to murder

The matter is set for a second trial next month. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER


NILES Officials investigate fire response

The city and township do not have a mutual-aid pact. NILES -- City officials met today to


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM As NASA sets its sights on Mars, moon, what about space station?

The half-completed station has become a steppingstone, experts say. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) --


WILMINGTON SCHOOLS Teachers' contract talks near

The schools have employed a full-time psychologist. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Wilmington Area


'CONSPIRACY CLUB' Hospital whodunit has a twist

The author is an expert at ratcheting up the tension. By CAROL DEEGAN ASSOCIATED PRESS "The


AT & amp;T WIRELESS Company considers merger offers

AT & amp;T Wireless says it has solved a glitch that caused the loss of customers. NEW YORK


MAHONING COUNTY AFL-CIO lists endorsements

The labor organization endorsed the challenger over the county prosecutor. By DAVID SKOLNICK


MAHONING COUNTY Visitors bureau sues auditor over revenues from bed tax

The bureau says it is owed money for three months. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER


YOUNGSTOWN Tragedy tugs at father again; son is found slain

The grieving father said he's still in shock. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER


MEN'S TOP 25 Second-ranked Stanford beats UCLA

Florida State rallied to beat No. 7 North Carolina, 90-81, in overtime. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Sasaki forfeits contract

Sasaki forfeits contract In an unusual decision, closer Kazuhiro Sasaki, already signed for next


YOUNGSTOWN Man found shot to death

The grieving father said he's still in shock. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER


YSU Wireless network to go campuswide

YSU's Master Technology Plan calls for installing wireless network access. YOUNGSTOWN -- A


Movie listings are based on the best information provided to us at press time. Schedules are subject

Movie listings are based on the best information provided to us at press time. Schedules are subject


SPACE NASA gets signal from Mars rover

Engineers hope Spirit will send data they can use to diagnose problems. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) --


The word on the street: It's Jennette, not Jeannette

Residents had petitioned to have the old name updated. & lt;a href=mailto:bjackson@vindy.com


DOWNTOWN YOUNGSTOWN Partners plan development of old building

A bond would leave CIC money if the developer fails to finish the project. By ROGER G. SMITH


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jeremy R. Lombardo, 23, of 4851 Westchester Drive, No. 314,


WARREN WCI Steel continues to record losses since bankruptcy filing

The steelmaker wants a judge to approve another loan to keep it operating. THE VINDICATOR By


HUBBARD School board breaks tie vote

One candidate for board president changed his vote. HUBBARD -- Two weeks after the Hubbard Board


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Official leans toward keeping gas method for euthanasia

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- A Columbiana County commissioner who recently


NBA ROUNDUP | Thursday's other games

Mavericks 106, Lakers 87 DALLAS -- Antawn Jamison scored 26 points in 27 minutes, leading Dallas


YSU EDUCATION COLLEGE Dean makes changes to aid passage

YSU's teacher exam passage rate is 12th among 13 state-supported schools. By JoANNE VIVIANO


EDINBORO, PA. Teen fatally stabs father, injures brother, cops say

A crisis counselor said the boy told her he was hearing voices. EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) -- A teenager


VIDEO GAME REVIEW Count on 'XIII' for visual style

Unfortunately, the voice acting falls short in this 'Bourne Identity'-style title. By VICTOR


Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune ETCHED IN GLASS: Among the Steuben glass items showcased at the Museum of


4 wouldn't oppose a split arena grant

Making the grant more flexible could take more time than originally expected. & lt;a


MERCER COUNTY Vietnam vets plan vigil for missing

Mercer County has one pilot still listed as missing in action in Vietnam. By HAROLD GWIN


DETROIT GM hourly workers to get smaller profit-sharing checks

DETROIT (AP) -- Roughly 125,000 U.S. hourly workers for General Motors Corp. will receive much


'NBC NIGHTLY NEWS' Williams awaits anchor job patiently

In the coming weeks the network will begin boosting Brian Williams' profile. By CHUCK BARNEY


Prosecutor to review visitors bureau records

Prosecutor to review visitors bureau records WARREN -- The Trumbull County Convention and Visitors


MAHONING JUVENILE COURT Judge eyes building for two programs

The building is appraised at $310,000. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH WRITER


Some children left behind

Opinion: Seattle Times: Two years after Congress passed landmark legislation to improve public schools,


Initiatives smack of social engineering

Opinion: Marriage police? Language police? It may be an exaggeration to describe President Bush's marriage


MEDICINE Former bank exec defies perceptions about ALS

James Martin contends that fund drives for Lou Gehrig's disease are too negative. CHARLOTTE, N.C.


GIRARD Street upgrade moves ahead

SBC's wooden telephone poles remain in the way, a businessman says. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


If there was a Reader's Digest condensed version of the Mahoning County prosecutor's race, it would

Opinion: If there was a Reader's Digest condensed version of the Mahoning County prosecutor's race, it would


TRUMBULL COUNTY | Indictments

A 49-year-old Girard man has been indicted on charges of murder and felonious assault. Lanny D.


Gifted pupils excitedly prepare for their first art show at the Butler's Salem branch

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU XCITEMENT IS BUILDING AT Crestview Elementary and


YOUNGSTOWN Garbage fee boost likely

The garbage collection contract is expected to cost about $400,000 more. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


COLUMBIANA CO. Logan rethinks dog pound injections

Animal advocates' viewpoints surprised a county official. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


JAPAN Popular chain restaurant will drop top item if U.S. beef ban isn't lifted

Grain-fed American beef has a taste that can't be duplicated, the eatery says. KNIGHT RIDDER


HOW HE SEES IT Defining week in run for president

Opinion: By DANTE CHINNI CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WASHINGTON -- If you wondered what President Bush's


NEW CASTLE Mayor proposes drug task force

Police are also increasing traffic stops. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW


PREP FOOTBALL South Range's Yeagley will coach in all-star game

He was named as a North assistant for the June 19 game in Columbus. By BRIAN RICHESSON


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Joseph and Paulette Harbert, 4460 Sandy Court, New Middletown, girl, Jan. 20.


MAHONING COUNTY Experts: Terror risk comes from within

An attack on local targets could result in substantial loss. By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF


LEETONIA Contract given for water plant generator work

The system will keep the water plant working in emergencies. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM


WESTERN CONFERENCE Seven Blackhawks score goals in rout of Columbus

Goalie Craig Anderson registered his first NHL win in a 7-0 romp. CHICAGO (AP) -- Craig Anderson


YOUNGSTOWN

YOUNGSTOWN Spending and contracts The city's board of control approved these items Thursday: A


TAC GIRLS Cornell's first basket puts senior in Hubbard's 1,000-point club

Girard defeated Newton Falls made Indians 11-1 overall and 7-0 in the TAC. LEAVITTSBURG -- Lynle


BASEBALL Sasaki to bypass his final season with Mariners

Seattle's relief ace wants to stay with his family in Japan. NEW YORK (AP) -- Even before the


Enlarged heart caused freshman's death

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The death of a 19-year-old college basketball player in his dorm room last


REUNIONS

XBoardman High School Class of 1974 will hold a reunion Sept. 4. The committee is seeking fellow


Perry fires 66 to lead by shot

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Some 20 years after his first PGA tournament, Kenny Perry has figured out


NBA ROUNDUP Monday's games

Pistons 85, Spurs 77 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Chauncey Billups scored 18 points as Detroit won its


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Official mulls over gas method

To learn more, commissioners witnessed dogs being lethally injected. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Caring for her husband has become too much

Dear Annie: My husband, "Todd," had a stroke at the young age of 38. He is now blind, nearly deaf,


NFL ROUNDUP News and notes

Raiders: Dallas Cowboys assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach Sean Payton was interviewed for


SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK Student carpenters lend a hand

The food bank is moving to a new location. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER


TRUMBULL COUNTY Freedom denied to convicted killer

During his trial, Phil Mike claimed his victim was a clone. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


BOXING Koval wins 14th with unanimous 4-round decision

Etianne Whitaker suffered a third-round knockout to Tito Mendoza. MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Austintown


Garfunkel faces marijuana charge

Garfunkel faces marijuana charge HURLEY, N.Y. -- Art Garfunkel, part of the folk music duo Simon


DRIVER Nadeau has new outlook on life

Escaping death in a race crash, he is focusing on his family and future. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Black filmmakers gain indie influence

Four films in the documentary category alone involve black subjects. PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Black


European orbiter detects presence of water on planet's surface

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's Mars orbiter has confirmed the presence of water in the form of


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT U A witness told Austintown police that Patrolwoman Kathy Dina stuck her foot in


Garcia's blood alcohol level way over limit

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia had a blood-alcohol level


Vince Gill declines offer to host country music awards this year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After hosting the annual Country Music Association awards for a dozen


LOTTERY RESULTS

THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-7-0 Pick 4, 6-4-1-0 Buckeye 5, 2-15-20-


CARL P. LEUBSDORF Speech shows how much the two parties disagree

Opinion: Democratic candidates on the campaign trail have been drawing a sharp contrast between what they


PITTSBURGH STEELERS Cowher completes the largest restructuring of coaching staff

Four new assistants have been hired, including Bruce Arians. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh


CAVALIERS James shelved with ankle injury

He's not expected to play tonight, and could miss several games. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers


AUSTINTOWN Trustee's sister resigns position, citing stress

Nancy Ditzler thanked township employees for their kindness. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


SOUTHINGTON Leaders to board: Return to talks

The workers hit the picket line nearly five months ago. Nine remain. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


Learning to work

Learning to work k MEMBERS of the Choffin Career & amp; Technical Center advanced carpentry


Vocal group hall to get funding from RIAA

Vocal group hall to get funding from RIAA SHARON, Pa. -- State Sen. Robert Robbins of Greenville,


SHARON Company gets loan from city for rehab

The loan will be forgiven if the company stays in the building five years. By HAROLD GWIN


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY

MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st--Prado's Picture (Parker)6.203.802.80 Jolene's Turn


Patriots, Panthers gritty

Lacking big-name players, they compensate with harmony and execution. By STEVE WILSTEIN


AUSTRALIAN OPEN Roddick, Agassi sail past rivals

They turned in dominating performances to qualify for the fourth round. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)


Roddick, Agassi sail past rivals

They turned in dominating performances to qualify for the fourth round. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)


AUSTINTOWN Oles says she won't discourage support for police levy

She voted against a resolution to keep the levy on the March ballot. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


Oles says she won't discourage support for police levy

She voted against a resolution to keep the levy on the March ballot. & lt;a


SHARON State files suit against ex-notary public

The defendant said he was misled by the home improvement company. SHARON, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania


THOMAS SOWELL Sobering revelations out of the Dems

Opinion: The headline story out of the Iowa caucuses is Sen. John Kerry's surprising victory and the collapse


COLLEGE HOCKEY EAST STANDINGS

COLLEGE HOCKEY EAST STANDINGS North Division WLTPtsGF Edinboro 9311981 Allegheny440828


COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT A GLANCE

MEN'S BASKETBALL MONDAY'S SCORES EAST Alderson-Broaddus 84, Shepherd 63 Alvernia 69, Arcadia 56


OHIO Gay marriage ban concerns businesses

One company says the ban could hurt their ability to recruit and retain workers. COLUMBUS (AP) --


NFC CHAMPIONS Panthers' turnaround a miracle

Just 1-15 two years ago, Carolina is now in the Super Bowl. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The lowest


VINDICATOR BUSINESS BRIEFS

VINDICATOR BUSINESS BRIEFS REGION RMI Titanium workers plan Waddell Park rally NILES --


DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES Kerry, Clark point to military records to woo veterans

The two candidates are mustering support from the key bloc of voters. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


Today is Friday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2004. There are 343 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2004. There are 343 days left in the year. On this date in


Riding a wave of popularity

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The surfer and the skateboarder have become the salvation of two Southern


COLLEGE BASKETBALL Cleveland State dealt 12th consecutive loss by Milwaukee, 78-64

The Panthers improved to 7-0 in the Horizon League to stay in first place. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS


Pitt suffers first loss, 68-65, against No. 4 Connecticut

The Panthers saw their 18-game winning streak snapped by the Huskies. ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD,


Who will protest 'The Passion'?

By JOHN ANDERSON NEWSDAY As Peter Biskind tells it in his controversial new book, "Down and


Dean makes changes to improve passage rate

YSU's teacher exam passage rate is 12th among 13 state-supported schools. & lt;a


PUBLIC FORUM: State Rep. Kenneth A. Carano of Austintown will hold a public forum for residents of

Opinion: PUBLIC FORUM: State Rep. Kenneth A. Carano of Austintown will hold a public forum for residents of


Weathersfield meeting

Weathersfield meeting The Weathersfield Township Responsible Citizens Association will meet at 7


Valentine's Day roses

Valentine's Day roses COLUMBIANA -- The junior class parents of Columbiana High School are taking


NHL Senators deal Penguins 6-5 setback

Pittsburgh lost its fifth straight game despite tying a season high for goals. OTTAWA (AP) -- The


YOUNGSTOWN COUNCIL 4 wouldn't oppose a split arena grant

Making the grant more flexible could take more time than originally expected. By ROGER G. SMITH


UPDATE

UPDATE Monday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Agreed to terms


MAHONING COUNTY Ex-attorney's trial delayed once again

A defense motion to dismiss is still pending before the judge. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


WEATHERSFIELD School board mulls a third levy attempt

The levy discussion could take place Wednesday. MINERAL RIDGE -- Weathersfield Schools


OHIO STATE Clarett's mother: Maurice looking at all options

If he can't get into the NFL draft, then he wants to play for Ohio State. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The


BASEBALL Maddux, I-Rod still searching

The Marlins' catcher and Cubs' pitcher aren't close to decisions. NEW YORK (AP) -- Less than four


DALE MCFEATTERS Passenger screening plan needs tighter scrutiny

Opinion: The disclosures that two airlines, Northwest and JetBlue, secretly provided passenger information to


Cemetery rates change

Cemetery rates change NILES -- The Niles City Cemetery Board has changed rates effective March 1.


COLLEGE ROUNDUP | Women's Top 25

No. 8 Purdue 74, Ohio St. 68 COLUMBUS -- Purdue's first half was good enough to hold off Ohio


CLEVELAND Sacramento isn't Gund-shy

Dajuan Wagner scored 20 points for the Cavaliers. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Already the NBA's best home


AUSTINTOWN FITCH

AUSTINTOWN FITCH kGrades 7-9: Danielle Crum, "Charcoal Still Life" drawing, silver. Larissa


AUSTINTOWN Oles won't impede cop levy

She voted against a resolution to keep the levy on the March ballot. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


YOUNGSTOWN Summit will address crime

Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey Jr. from Washington will speak. By PATRICIA MEADE


SONY OPEN SCORES

SONY OPEN SCORES At Waialae CC, Honolulu Purse; $4.8 million Yardage: 7,060; Par 70 Final


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City nears hiring goal for police under tax

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VICTORIAN PLAYERS REVIEW Performance would make founder proud

Jean Kelty's legacy continued as the troupe she formed took to the stage. By GARRY L. CLARK


GIRLS BASKETBALL Bodrick scores 21 as Mooney spills Harding, 55-45

The Cardinals used the foul line down the stretch to subdue the Raiders. YOUNGSTOWN -- Junior


GAIL WHITE Playing the name game appears to be just a male thing

Why can't men just call one another by the names given to them by their parents at birth? I have a


Privacy issues arise over database

The company that runs the database says there are safeguards to protect privacy. NEW YORK (AP) --


Youngstowners get bulk electricity letters

Youngstowners get bulk electricity letters YOUNGSTOWN -- Letters went out recently giving city


OHSAA Search begins for new leader

Howard Friend said the new commissioner will have to be an organizer. By BRIAN RICHESSON