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NATION Looking for a job? Being bilingual helps, experts say

Communication technology puts workers in closer touch with foreign lands. CBS MARKETWATCH SAN

EDUCATION State says teachers are top-notch, but they fail to meet federal goals

The state's teachers fall short of the federal teacher-quality standards. HARRISBURG (AP) --

ROUNDUP | Tuesday's games

Nets 94, 76ers 76 PHILADELPHIA -- Richard Jefferson and the New Jersey Nets made Lawrence Frank's

HELOISE Follow hints to keep silver-plate items stainless

Dear Heloise: I recently washed some of my silver-plate items in the dishwasher, and now they have

WEIRTON STEEL Company welcomes news of loan extension

The steelmaker plans to upgrade equipment and reduce debt. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- As part of

TOP 25 ROUNDUP | Women's college basketball

No. 2 Tennessee 72, No. 1 Duke 69 DURHAM, N.C. -- Coach Pat Summitt won in her first trip to

SOUTHINGTON Teen files suit against board member

The suit alleges the board member made 'inappropriate' comments. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

Sen. Lautenberg, 80, marries for second time

Sen. Lautenberg, 80, marries for second time NEWARK, N.J. -- U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg

Flight attendant was calm during Sept. 11 hijacking

Flight attendant was calm during Sept. 11 hijacking WASHINGTON -- The calm voice calling from

Four Continents Results

Four Continents Results By The Associated Press At Hamilton, Ontario Saturday Pairs Final

THE RAZZIES 'Gigli' tops the list for worst film

It leads the pack of not-so-memorable movies. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's


OTHER ITEMS Downtown agency Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp., downtown's

HOW HE SEES IT For children, a stake in the future

Opinion: By HAROLD FORD WASHINGTON POST Imagine an America where a 13-year-old girl attending a

'20/20' Barbara Walters plans to leave show

She's going to do without the daily pressure. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS For once, Barbara Walters

WICHITA, KAN. Boeing chief tries to reassure lawmakers on plant's future

A newspaper said the company is considering selling its Wichita plant. WICHITA, Kan. (AP) --

BOARDMAN Trustee raises issue involving new leader

The agenda policy has been changed. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN --


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TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 5 to

NEW CASTLE Three face hearings on drug charges

Police said drugs apparently were thrown out of a second-story window. NEW CASTLE, Pa. --

EAST COAST Snowstorm fails to live up to predictions

The morning commute in most areas was much easier than people expected. ASSOCIATED PRESS

MAHONING VALLEY Packard will invest but still cut force

Packard will spend $35 million to upgrade area plants, just like last year. By DON SHILLING

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Fitch Blue wins Hephner tourney

Nick Bodnar and Eric Chine were individual champions for the Falcons. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT

Rep. Ryan should walk away from Dean

Opinion: Former Vt. Gov. Howard Dean placed a distant third in the Iowa caucuses and polls conducted in the

Strollo gets shorter sentence for helping to rout out others

With good behavior, the former mob boss could be out in late 2008. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

HARTFORD, CONN. Group seeks to rewrite history by arguing Washington was not the first U.S. president

Samuel Huntington was president of the Continental Congress. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- George

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Johnson contributes experience to team

Although he doesn't play much, the 16-year veteran provides valuable advice. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)

WAR ON TERRORISM U.S. plans military operation to wipe out Al-Qaida in Pakistan

CHICAGO TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, deeply concerned about recent assassination

COLUMBIANA CO. 911 Monthly phone charge to begin

Getting a new emergency system in place has hit a snag. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


SATURDAY'S SCORES MEN EAST American International 86, St. Anselm 77, 2OT Anna Maria 88,

Associated Press

Associated Press A CHIP FIGHT: A Lay's potato chip ad set to air during the Super Bowl features an

IF YOU GO The Lettermen

The Lettermen will perform a benefit show for the Vocal Group Hall of Fame & amp; Museum at

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ursuline loses to Mount De Chantal in OT, 65-59

Courtney Davis scored 30 points for the Irish, who had a height disadvantage. By JOE SCALZO

Robot puts team on track to success

The robotics team is having a dinner to raise funds to go to a national competition. By JoANNE

MIDDLE EAST Fighting in Gaza Strip taints peace-talk efforts

Israeli troops said militants fired missiles and set off a bomb. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- At

MAHONING COUNTY Batton quits race for board

Tim Batton said he's quitting to help Dave Ditzler's chances. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

Venus Williams will become 'tennis tourist' after setback

Lisa Raymond ambushed Venus Williams in the third round, 6-4, 7-6 (5). MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

Undefeated Tigers earning attention


AUSTRALIAN OPEN Federer, Ferrero advance, set up showdown

Second-seeded Kim Clijsters aggravated an ankle injury during her match. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

Two nurses charged with murder in 17-year-old inmate's death

MIAMI (AP) -- Two nurses at a juvenile jail were charged with murder Tuesday, accused of failing to

NEW HAMPSHIRE Kerry gains edge with primary win

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean toned down his speech this time. ASSOCIATED PRESS New Hampshire

Wife of Berlin Industries founder files suit against attorneys, firm

YOUNGSTOWN -- The wife of the deceased founder of Berlin Industries, a company which produces the

TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's basketball

No. 4 Connecticut 68, No. 23 Virginia Tech 50 BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Ann Strother scored eight points

Township will collect record amount of fees

The reason: three large building projects, including a new middle school. & lt;A


East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x A Q 3 u K 7 5 2 v A 9 8 7 4 w 3 WEST EAST x

PRESIDENTIAL RACE Victorious Kerry, rivals return to campaign trail

Sen. John Edwards said he would not accept a vice presidential bid. ASSOCIATED PRESS The opening

TRUMBULL COUNTY Insurance claims remain unpaid

The county prosecutor has threatened to sue the insurance companies. WARREN -- Trumbull County's

GAIL WHITE No matter whose idea it was, it was far from a good one

The stories are a bit conflicting about whose bright idea it was to put my mother on a pair of ice

ConocoPhillips announces deals to sell Mobil gasoline stations

HOUSTON (AP) -- In two deals worth $453 million, ConocoPhillips plans to sell 1,180 Mobil-branded

These dolls get new, more realistic lives

These dolls get new, more realistic lives kLAURA HENNING, above, a "reborn artist," holds two

PUBLISHING Author strikes a chord with idiot-bosses book

The author can offer tips on working for an idiot boss because he used to be one. DALLAS MORNING

FITCH GRADUATE CLIMBS NEAR TOP Trgovac has been a factor in Carolina's turnaround

As defensive coordinator, Mike Trgovac has helped the Panthers regroup to make the Super Bowl.

Grove City gets past Thiel, 67-49

The Wolverines peeled away from a narrow 36-35 lead with 12 minutes left. By BILL ALBRIGHT

"Countries in the region must learn from the SARS experience, and that is: 'Fess up as soon as you

Opinion: "Countries in the region must learn from the SARS experience, and that is: 'Fess up as soon as you

BOB HOPE CLASSIC Mickelson, Triplett seize one-shot lead

Triplett stayed bogey-free for the second straight day. LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Kirk Triplett

HOCKEY Penguins contend for worst

Washington and Chicago also have very disappointing records. ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburgh,

NFL Week off gives Davis, Bruschi time to recover

Media day brought a round of normal -- and not-so-normal -- questions. HOUSTON (AP) -- Stephen

Girard's mayor, city council should not bend to workers

Opinion: Six months ago, we posed the following question: Don't public sector workers have an obligation to

Hope Classic Course Scores

Hope Classic Course Scores By The Associated Press Saturday La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $4.5

The nation's 25 million small businesses employ more than 58 percent of the private work force.

The nation's 25 million small businesses employ more than 58 percent of the private work force.

NBA LeBron-less Cavaliers beat Iverson-led Philadelphia

Allen Iverson scored 21 points in the third quarter, but Cleveland prevailed. CLEVELAND (AP) --

"These three robots here are the only robots in the world that do what they do. In five or six

"These three robots here are the only robots in the world that do what they do. In five or six



NEW CASTLE Hill View pares down number of residents

The home should be closed near Valentine's Day. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Aqua America, .46 22.25 22.27 Avalon Holdings,3.90 4.00 Bank

PITTSBURGH Study looks at effects if US Airways drops hub

An airport official remains confident that other airlines would fill in the gap. PITTSBURGH (AP)


TUESDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-9-8 Pick 4, 5-6-5-3 Buckeye 5, 2-14-18-21-30

Davenport and Mauresmo advance in women's draw

Lisa Raymond ambushed Venus Williams in the third round, 6-4, 7-6 (5). MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

Strollo's sentencing Ex-mob boss gets break for cooperation

With good behavior, the former mob boss could be out in late 2008. & lt;a






HOMES Funds to Close For more information about Funds to Close, go to, or

CSU event on prejudice

CSU event on prejudice CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State University's 12th annual Models for Unity: A

WASHINGTON Clear Channel in hot water for sexual show

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Congress playing close attention, federal regulators are proposing a record

National Hockey League

National Hockey League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE


ICE HOCKEY FRIDAY'S SCORES EAST Bentley 2, American International 1 Boston College 4,

J.L. TREHARN & amp; CO. Furniture maker builds reputation on craftsmanship and eye for detail


EASTERN OHIO WRESTLING LEAGUE Any team can win title this year

The EOWL is stocked with talent, making this weekend's meet up for grabs. By BILL SULLIVAN

Warren mayor inherits a recalcitrant police chief

Opinion: It would be nice not to have to write any more editorials about Warren Police Chief John


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Echoing Cheer (Barber)57.8018.207.00 Hey Baby Hey (H.Villa-

Blown away by Mars mission

Opinion: Scripps Howard: The landing of the Mars rover Opportunity in a crater very nearly perfect for its

WHEATLAND, PA. Wheatland Tube cuts back production

A company official said some operations are cut back to four days a week. THE VINDICATOR

DOWNTOWN YOUNGSTOWN Officials to discuss building of appeals court

CIC needs the funds to be secured by the third or fourth quarter of this year. By ROGER G. SMITH

NBA ROUNDUP | Saturday's game

Warriors 105, Trail Blazers 87 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jason Richardson felt right at home inside the

9 more bodies found in case of serial killings

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, (AP) -- The discovery of the remains of nine more women raised the

Bush supporter opposes plan for space program

Opinion: Bush supporter opposes plan for space program EDITOR: I have been and will continue to be a

Security man arrested in impersonation of officer

Security man arrested in impersonation of officer YOUNGSTOWN -- A Warren man working security at

Ohio St. beaten by Iowa, 79-65

Michigan beat Penn State, 69-59, to end a three-game conference losing streak. ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUSTRALIAN OPEN Clijsters wins, but aggravates ankle injury

The Belgian ace may not be able to play in her semifinal against Patty Schnyder. MELBOURNE,

NOTEBOOK | Australian Open

Schedule shift: The women's tennis tour supports a proposal to shift the Australian Open to March.


REGION Small-business agency offers seminar on loans YOUNGSTOWN -- The U.S. Small Business

TRUMBULL COUNTY Union: Building is not safe

Officials have been considering moving the health department since 2002. By STEPHEN SIFF

Lakers-Jazz, Box

Lakers-Jazz, Box L.A. LAKERS (93) George 1-6 2-2 5, Medvedenko 12-19 2-2 26, H.Grant 3-6 1-4

PENNSYLVANIA Sto-Rox standout picks Penn St.

Adam DiMichele is the Pittsburgh area's all-time leading passer. ASSOCIATED PRESS The Pittsburgh

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Girard of not enforcing zoning

GIRARD -- A $10,000 lawsuit contending the city failed to enforce its zoning regulations has been

YSU Men, women look to make it two in a row

A few wins could help the YSU men's tournament seeding. & lt;a

LORDSTOWN Activist: Close landfill for tests

The EPA needs to follow up on its own testing, a local activist says. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS

MRDD Mother lobbies to change system

Parents and guardians of special-needs children will meet Feb. 2 in Howland. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

YOUNGSTOWN McNally isn't running anymore, but might still win House seat

McNally's name is still on the ballot, even though he withdrew last week. By BOB JACKSON

PROFILE: ALEC BALDWIN Actor claims new role as the comeback kid

Along with his new-found attention comes an Oscar nomination. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Alec Baldwin

Huntington Bancshares announces plan to acquire Unizan Financial

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Huntington Bancshares Inc., a $30 billion regional bank holding company, said


NFL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS JAN. 18 AFC Championship New England 24, Indianapolis

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE Seals, Mason help Miami defeat Eastern Michigan

Derrick Tarver scored 33 points to lead Akron past Central Michigan. ASSOCIATED PRESS OXFORD --

WEST MIDDLESEX Teachers union gives strike authorization

The teachers union has not set a specific strike date. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU

Niles 59 Campbell 27

Niles 59 Campbell 27 Niles (7-4) Stacie Ray 10-0-28, Shannon Floyd 3-2-9, Michelle Mellilo

KEYSTONE CLIPS Students rack up education grants

More than 4,700 pupils from Mercer and Butler counties received more than $9 million in state

Discounts propel to strong showing

SEATTLE (AP) -- rode discounts and free shipping to strong fourth-quarter results,

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Kibby keys Rebels past Bears for 11th

The 6-foot-3 center powered Crestview to a 50-24 win over Leetonia. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR

Picket lines thin out as dispute drags on

More grocery-store strikers are taking other jobs or crossing the picket line. LOS ANGELES (AP) --

Saturday's College Hockey Scores

Saturday's College Hockey Scores By The Associated Press EAST Babson 6, Salem St. 3 Bowdoin

AUSTINTOWN Bids due on plans for care facility

Austintown Ambulatory's president questions the need for the new center. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR

Newton Falls 49, Hubbard 40

Newton Falls 49, Hubbard 40 NEWTON FALLS -- Andrew Grunder and Kirby Spahlinger each scored 10

STATE OF THE STATE In address, Taft targets job programs, economy

A task force will try to save jobs at air bases, including one in the Mahoning Valley. COLUMBUS

DAN K. THOMASSON We need to face budget reality

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- More and more Republicans seem to be getting nervous about the direction of their

TRUMBULL COUNTY Building is not safe, union complains

Officials have been considering moving the health department since 2002. By STEPHEN SIFF

National Basketball Association

National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN

PHILADELPHIA Freed inmate revels in freedom, solitude

He met a nephew for the first time and revels in taking a cup of tea outside. PHILADELPHIA (AP)

FARMDALE Kraft to close cottage cheese plant, idling about 60

The decision is part of a restructuring at the food company. THE VINDICATOR STAFF/WIRE REPORT

UPN Network takes 'Jake 2.0' out of circulation

The sci-fi drama failed to find an audience all season. ZAP2IT.COM At a recent press conference

Remaining Free Agents

Remaining Free Agents NEW YORK (AP) -- The 51 remaining free agents: AMERICAN LEAGUE ANAHEIM

NBA James, Anthony to join forces for rookie game

The Rookie Challenge will be played on the Friday of All-Star Weekend. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

WARREN 3 officers still await discipline decision

The chief hopes to have two internal investigations completed next month. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Indiana's Wilmont makes a difference in win over Purdue

B.J. Elder had the most points by a Georgia Tech player since 1994. ASSOCIATED PRESS

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Rehab plans target energy conservation

Utility cost savings are projected at $85,000 a year. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

NASA Mars bedrock bears hopes for insight

Engineers think the Opportunity rover is turning on its heater unnecessarily. PASADENA, Calif.

OHIO PREPS Sylvania Northview girls ignored in poll

ASSOCIATED PRESS With the lack of respect they have received the past two years in the poll, the

Free Agent Signings

Free Agent Signings NEW YORK (AP) -- The 159 free agents who have signed, with name, position,

ROUNDUP | Tuesday's other games

Sabres 4, Canadiens 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Maxim Afinogenov scored to spark a three-goal third period

YOUNGSTOWN Erie Terminal's future unclear

The building's lingering financial issues are substantial. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

GREENVILLE, PA. Sen. Specter to be keynote speaker during ceremony at Thiel College

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Philadelphia, R-Pa., will serve as the keynote speaker


NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLTOLPtsGFGA Philadelphia241110563135112

NEW CASTLE State, city officials plan to talk about recycling, burning issues

The city banned rubbish burning in 2002. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW

Duke gains 16th victory

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Shelden Williams had a career-high 26 points and Chris Duhon added

VINTAGE EQUIPMENT: Jerry Treharn, owner of J.L. Treharn & amp; Co., describes how an old

VINTAGE EQUIPMENT: Jerry Treharn, owner of J.L. Treharn & amp; Co., describes how an old lathe

Targeting siding theft

Targeting siding theft YOUNGSTOWN -- The city is looking at ways to curb theft of aluminum siding

GIRLS BASKETBALL Balanced Rayen trounces Wilson

Amber Bland scored 30 points to lead Boardman to a Federal League win. YOUNGSTOWN -- Kenysha

STANDINGS Horizon League

MEN ConferenceAll Games WLPct.WLPct. Milwaukee901.000145.737 Wright St.72.777109.526 Green

ORLANDO MAGIC McGrady learning to handle failure

The seven-year veteran has tried to take on a leadership role this season. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --

Why not spice up Super Bowl party?

Why not spice up Super Bowl party? k PLANNING the menu for your Super Bowl party? Spice it up this

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Becky Easton and Michael Yochman, 3776 S. Canal Road, Newton Falls, boy, Jan. 22.

SUPER BOWL Football gives Brady crossover celebrity status

The New England Patriots' quarterback was a guest at the president's speech. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP)


WIZARDS 107, PACERS 96 INDIANA (96)--Artest 5-12 5-6 15, O'Neal 5-13 2-2 12, Foster 5-8 0-0 10,

TOKYO Toyota takes over Ford's No. 2 spot

Some Japanese are worried about a backlash by American consumers. TOKYO (AP) -- For months, sales

WINTER STORMS East Coast prepares for another hit

Also, up to 27 inches of snow is expected in northern Michigan. NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Fat flakes of

Four-goal flurry helps Lightning top Penguins

The Penguins have now lost a club-record eight straight home games. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- There was


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

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Monthly phone charge to begin as 911 system awaits approval

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Telephone customers in Columbiana County will

NEW YORK Testimony gets under way in trial over Martha Stewart's stock sale

The jury heard three hours of opening statements. NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors began laying the

EAST LIVERPOOL Driver found in truck's tanker dies

A WTI plant employee tried to rescue the driver. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU EAST

HE HATE ME Former XFL player in spotlight

Rod Smart, the Panthers' kickoff-returner, promoted his way to the NFL. HOUSTON (AP) -- The XFL's

Austintown trustees need to clarify views on zoning

Opinion: Austintown trustees need to clarify views on zoning EDITOR: According to Austintown Township

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Grove City secures 1st PAC win, 73-66

Ryan Eller scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Wolverines past Thiel. By BILL ALBRIGHT

ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Unlike Brazil, Mexico lures Americans

Opinion: MONTERREY, Mexico -- When I asked a senior Mexican diplomat whether his country will follow Brazil's


THE VINDICATOR REGION Center offers program for older job-seekers BOARDMAN -- Area employers

Major Indoor Soccer League

Major Indoor Soccer League At A Glance By The Associated Press Eastern Division WLPct.GB



A 'Super' connection: Pats WR has area ties

David Givens, born in Youngstown, is a wide receiver for New England. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox It's a crime that his ex-wife is a deadbeat parent

Dear Annie: I hated your answer to "California Dad," a custodial father who asked what he should do

INDIANS Cleveland's Tadano seeking forgiveness for role in gay porn

The minor-league pitcher regrets his actions and blamed it on immaturity. CLEVELAND (AP) --

BOYS BASKETBALL Irish hold off Massillon in final seconds

Rayen pulled away from Woodrow Wilson in the fourth quarter. YOUNGSTOWN -- Branndon Braxton hit

YOUNGSTOWN His cane was bane; now he's convicted

The defendant used the cane because of a gunshot injury to his buttocks. By BOB JACKSON

MVSD Court won't reinstate lawsuit

No money was illegally spent by the MVSD board, the court ruled. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

DIET-DRUG CASE Fake claims swamp trust for injuries, lawyers say

About 71,000 claims of heart-valve damage have been filed. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS PHILADELPHIA

NATION Homeland Security offers free alerts on Net attacks

Critics said the previous system was often late in issuing warnings. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming to

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date

SHARON, PA. Vocal group hall's founder keeps the faith amid financial troubles

Inductees plan local concerts to benefit the hall of fame and museum. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

HORIZON LEAGUE Wright St. edges Butler, 54-53; Wis.-Milwaukee beats Detroit

ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS -- Seth Doliboa had 17 points and eight rebounds Saturday to lead

Looking to ski? Chapin's for me

This space could be used to debate rim vs. gym or the red zone's relationship to the end zone, but

COLUMBUS Devils survive Jackets' rally, 4-3

New Jersey shot to a 3-0 lead, then held on to win its third straight. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The New


BOYS MASSILLON JACKSON 103, HARDING 69 200 medley relay -- Jackson (B. Skinner, J. Thompson, W.

Police identify woman who was killed in crash

Police identify woman who was killed in crash HANOVERTON -- Teresa Balasz of 5357 Woodsdale Road

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Auditor urges dog owners to buy tags

County dog tag fees double to $16 after Saturday. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

BACK TO BASICS The Simple Life

ASSOCIATED PRESS ANDI GARCIA WAS LIVING her dream -- or so she thought. With a marketing degree

ASIA 2 more die from bird flu disease

So far, there have been no human-to-human transmissions of the virus. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) --

Injuries to defense create desperation

The good teams are struggling to find quality replacements. ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of

BIG TEN Weary Wolverines snap streak

Michigan beat Penn State, 69-59, to end a three-game conference losing streak. ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAWRENCE COUNTY Program assists home buyers

The assistance with initial costs is through the Lawrence County Family Center. By LAURE CIOFFI


NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New Jersey2120.512--

ROUNDUP | Saturday's other games

Wizards 107, Pacers 96 WASHINGTON -- Kwame Brown had a career-high 25 points and nine rebounds,

Retired judge picked for Scott Peterson trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A retired judge who has handled 22 death penalty trials -- including one

JACK PAAR, 85 Legendary 'Tonight' host dies

Paar, a Canton native, left late-night broadcasting during his peak. WASHINGTON POST Jack Paar,


SATURDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA Rayen 52, Wilson 41 Cleveland St. Ignatius 78,

NHL ROUNDUP | Saturday's game

Flyers 2, Sabres 1 PHILADELPHIA -- Even after scoring both Philadelphia goals, Jeremy Roenick was

HOW HE SEES IT Neighbors get involved and witness changes

Opinion: By BILL MAXWELL ST. PETERSBURG TIMES Concerned blacks can improve the quality of life in their


LOCAL Curbstone Coaches to recognize all-stars YOUNGSTOWN -- The Curbstone Coaches Association's

Fund-raiser for Batton has been canceled

Fund-raiser for Batton has been canceled YOUNGSTOWN -- A Thursday fund-raiser for Tim Batton, who

Nash scores twice for Jackets

Rick Nash leads the league with 30 goals. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Rick Nash scored his NHL-leading 29th

BOARDMAN New Sam's Club prepares to open

The company added 50 jobs to staff its expanded store. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS

Second half run guides Allegheny past Denison

Bethany rallied from an 11-0 deficit to beat Washington and Jefferson. GRANVILLE -- Matt Magnusen


NHL ROUNDUP Saturday's other games Flyers 2, Sabres 1 PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Roenick had two

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Telephone customers to begin paying charge to fund new 911 system

The goal of getting a new emergency system in place has hit a snag. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR


PGA HOPE CLASSIC SCORES SATURDAY La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $4.5 million PGA West (Palmer

RMI TITANIUM Quarterly profits rise as lockout cuts costs


Avalanche send Penguins to 7th straight home loss

Pittsburgh has lost six straight overall. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Peter Forsberg returned from a four-

ON TOUR | This week's pro golf events

PGA TOUR FBR Open Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: TPC of Scottsdale, Ariz. (7,059 yards,

AUSTINTOWN HM to build emergency room facility

Austintown Ambulatory's president questions the need for the new center. & lt;a

SHARON Council picks businessman to fill seat left by Rutunnno

Sixteen candidates interviewed for the seat. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU SHARON,


Trophy talk: Everyone playing in Sunday's Super Bowl wants to win a trophy with Vince Lombardi's