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New Castle man charged in woman's death

NEW CASTLE, PA. — A city man was charged with criminal homicide today in the death of a woman

Austintown company proposes oil wells on MVSD property

MINERAL RIDGE — Mahoning Valley Sanitary District board members said today they would only

Boardman pupil strings together a win

BOARDMAN — Jeremy Large, 9, won a national creativity contest, but the award comes with

Youngstown schools provide more kids with breakfast

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown City School District’s efforts to make sure its pupils get a

Warren mayor needs community help with redevelopment

HOWLAND — Warren Mayor Michael J. O’Brien says the area can grow only through the

How are you celebrating high school graduation?

<em>The Vindicator</em> wants to know how area residents will celebrate the graduation

Schaffer resigns from alcohol services agency

YOUNGSTOWN — David L. Schaffer has resigned as executive director of the Mahoning County

Bazetta dad charged in gun theft

CORTLAND — A Bazetta Township man has been charged in the theft of eight handguns from a

AG Dann "brokenhearted" by Alli betrayal

YOUNGSTOWN — “Disappointing day for me,” Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann said,

Lonestar concert seats still available

Tickets are still available for tonight’s Lonestar concert at Chevrolet Centre. The country

Rapist gets 10 years behind bars

YOUNGSTOWN — A 55-year-old West Chalmers Avenue man will spend 10 years in prison on rape and

ODOT begins road work next week in Columbiana

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DAY OF MOURNING Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland declared today a day of mourning statewide for the

Pupils learn with robots

In the robotics program, kids enjoy applying what they've learned. By JEANNE STARMACK VINDICATOR


SCHEDULE Cavaliers-Wizards Sunday: Washington at Cavs, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday: Washington at

Former GOP allies criticize Gonzales

Some Republicans who had defended him said his credibility is ruined. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

She develops a helpful pattern for movers

Dear Heloise: Twice I have helped friends who were moving from their house or condo and going into a

Students try to deal with crushing grief

Students have the option leaving campus before the semester ends. CHICAGO TRIBUNE BLACKSBURG,

Gordon nabs Subway pole

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jamie McMurray was relieved after Jeff Gordon easily took the pole from him

Sandcastle Amphitheatre opening delayed

PITTSBURGH -- The opening of the new Amphitheatre at Sandcastle, which was due to open this spring,

Olsavsky, Vogt face off on sidelines

YSU's spring football game kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS

not fiddling around

CANTON -- A teenage violinist said he wants to make music with a cause. William Shaub, 14, who plays


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Lee and Amy Nabb, Youngstown, boy, April 18. Nicholas


NEXTEL CUP Schedule Feb. 10 -- x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Tony Stewart) Feb. 18

Jeff Burton is back in chase once again

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeff Burton is still chasing a championship. And he hasn't

Way Station runs food pantry drive

COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station, a nonprofit ministry helping those in need, is promoting a donation


One and done Ohio State center Greg Oden will enter the NBA draft after one season with the

Police capture Girard man after 2 chases

One man had stolen items in his possession, police said. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR

Two veteran politicians face off for Struthers mayor

Editorial: Between them, Mayor Daniel Mamula and Councilman Terry Stocker have nearly 40 years of service as

Man declared wrongfully convicted can seek compensation

COLUMBUS (AP) -- A man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was declared


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Andrew Pluchinsky Jr., 52, of 7246 Youngstown Pittsburgh Road,

Switka's 2-hitter leads Ursuline to SVC victory

Howland defeated Poland to remain unbeaten in MAC play. STRUTHERS -- Robert Switka tossed a two-



Austintown man indicted in fatal crash

A Youngstown man is alleged to have made a death threat against a common pleas court judge.

Fornal helps YSU in split with Akron

She drove in the winning run in the second game of a doubleheader. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

Race tracks ready for Saturday start, all but one

The dragstrip would've celebrated its 50th anniversary this season. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDY.COM

YSU FUND DRIVE | Centennial Campaign

The Youngstown State University is seeking to raise 43 million in a five-year campaign to fund

When to bet and when to check raise

I often discuss the importance of mixing up your play in order to remain unpredictable. One of the

Staubach-Aikman team being patient about future in racing

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks have a goal of making the top 25. By REID SPENCER SPORTING

A-Rod's ninth inning blast sinks Tribe again

His 3-run homer gave the Yankees a come-from-behind 8-6 victory. NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez

College-bound students say shootings left them nervous

Bush said that people should report unusual behavior. TIPP CITY, Ohio (AP) -- High school

6 Trumbull students, one dad charged in gun thefts

One handgun stolen from a collector was valued at 2,500, police were told. By TIM YOVICH

Hardy ignites Brewers' sweep

The Pirates lost 7-5 to complete a two-game series in Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After a two-run

Rep amends development bill to remove OK for private meetings

The Ohio Newspaper Association opposed the closed-door meeting provision. By MARC KOVAC

Youngstown schools deficit more than 15M

The district expects to get an advance on its state subsidy to cover the deficit. By HAROLD GWIN

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Brookfield school board, 10 a.m., high school cafeteria. AGENDA runs daily.

Mahoning commissioners deny annexation request

NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Mahoning County commissioners have denied a developer's request to annex 18.5

Politicians unwilling to take on gun lobby

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Missing from the incredible outpouring of grief in the tragedy at Virginia Tech was

ON THE TRACKS | This weekend's events

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Subway Fresh Fit 500 Avondale, Ariz. Schedule: Saturday, race (FOX, 8 p.m.)

Congo army continues to use underage fighters

Hundreds of children serve in the army brigades, according to Human Rights Watch. DAKAR, Senegal

Virginia Tech victims were easy targets

Opinion: It wasn't my first thought on hearing of the massacre at Virginia Tech. Initially, there was just

Jury convicts wife of preacher in his slaying

Jury convicts wife of preacher in his slaying SELMER, Tenn. -- A preacher's wife who claimed her

Warning system test

Warning system test Newton Falls residents may hear testing of the tornado warning system today.

Networks: We'll air killer's video less

In the face of a public backlash, networks defended their airing of the images. NEW YORK (AP) --

Program helps ex-child soldiers with moving on

One former child soldier is trying to recover from his past and is studying to be a nurse.

Yahoo! Second just fine for Cavs

For the first time since the early 1990s they won 50 games back to back. MCCLATCHEY-TRIBUNE

Nemenz Hubbard store to open at Patton site

A floral department and hot-food section are being added. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS

Downtown lease OK'd

The company signed a five-year lease. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- A

HMHP mulls outsourcing St. E's laundry services

The HMHP laundry department has about 32 employees. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

MLB ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3 TORONTO -- Manny Ramirez hit a tying, two-run homer in

Tony Bennett Cleveland show is rescheduled

CLEVELAND -- Tony Bennett's Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland appearance, which was scheduled for today at

On the SidE. . .

Opinion: ON THE SIDE. . . This and that from the world of Valley politics. CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS: The

Valley companies hit hard by rising gas prices

Area businesses look to pass along higher gas prices to their customers. By DON SHILLING

Poll: 54% say firing of Imus was right

Thirty-five percent of whites and 18 percent of blacks said the firing was too tough. NEW YORK

Man reports robbery on East Avondale Avenue

Man reports robbery on East Avondale Avenue YOUNGSTOWN -- A 32-year-old man told police he was

Industrial accident leaves man 'critical'

Industrial accident leaves man 'critical' GIRARD -- A city man was in critical condition late


CLASSES Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1945 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holiday

& lt;B & gt;BAIR, & lt;/B & gt; Albert P., 91, of North Lima;

& lt;B & gt;BAIR, & lt;/B & gt; Albert P., 91, of North Lima; calling hours Sunday

University locks down after nearby shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A small private university declared a brief, partial lockdown Thursday morning


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Canfield retains first in MAC; Boardman posts Federal win

Poland, Ursuline, Mooney, Chaney and South Range earned wins. CANFIELD -- Rachel Melewski's

Ex-deputy clerk appeals sentence

Her attorney said that theft in office does not call for the offender to pay auditing costs.

County meet set Saturday at Poland

Seventeen schools will compete in the event in three divisions. POLAND -- The 95th Mahoning County

Both vulnerable. South deals.

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 6 5 J 9 8 4 3 2 K 8 J 7 3 WEST EAST J 10 9 3 2

WHO: Traffic injuries a top killer

The health group urged developing nations to adopt safety measures. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON

Chief justice supports end to mayor's courts

There are 15 mayor's courts in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. By MARC KOVAC

Girard school levy is an investment in the future

Opinion: Girard school levy is an investment in the future EDITOR: The Girard High School has served us

Jolie blames paparazzi

Jolie blames paparazzi NEW YORK-- Angelina Jolie is no stranger to news media frenzy. But while


WARMING UP Five-day forecast Do we dare believe warm weather will be around longer than a day?

Business News Digest

REGION F.N.B. reports earnings HERMITAGE, Pa. -- F.N.B. Corp. earned 17.4 million, or 29 cents

Armed with stats, AARP official takes health-care issues to state

An AARP rep says Ohioans face financial woes because of high health-care costs. By MARC KOVAC

Are boomers less healthy than forebears?

The oldest baby boomers report more health problems than their parents did at that age. WASHINGTON

She wants husband to share responsibility

Dear Annie: Several weeks ago, my husband and I found out we are pregnant with our third baby (kind

Cancer groups challenge law exemption

Veterans have contacted ACS to voice their opposition to the exemption. COLUMBUS -- The American

Investigation targets former detective Rick Alli

Alli joined the Youngstown Police Department in 1975. YOUNGSTOWN -- A former city police detective

Blue Jackets fire GM MacLean

The NHL's newest franchise has endured six losing seasons. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Columbus Blue

No-shift system pleases bicyclers

Bicycle makers woo nonriders with models that shift automatically. WATERLOO, Wis. (AP) -- Bill

State grant to help expand recycling

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County's solid waste management district has received 50,000 from the Ohio


BOYS 4x800 relay -- Boardman, 8:07; Poland, 8:24.5; McDonald, 8:34.7; East Liverpool, 8:35;

U.S. defense chief: Patience is limited

Robert M. Gates was to urge Iraqi leaders to speed political reconciliation laws. LOS ANGELES

Male justices harm women

Opinion: BOSTON -- May I remind you what else was happening on the very day in 2003 when Congress passed

"You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off."

Opinion: "You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood

Strickland to issue clemency decisions only upon request

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Gov. Ted Strickland will not issue clemency decisions in cases where condemned

Levy and cuts needed in Boardman, clerk says

Boardman faces a 3.4 million deficit by year's end, Leicht said. BY ANGIE SCHMITT VINDICATOR

Workers are cleaning up LaBrae demolition debris

The same company that handled the demolition got the contract to remove the debris. LEAVITTSBURG

A pro-U.S. president in Paris?

Opinion: Scripps Howard News Service: The French presidential elections are Sunday, and while technically the

Forecasters: Warm-up is set to begin

Weather forecasters call for temperatures reaching the 70s this weekend. By ANGIE SCHMITT

Pens blanked, bounced by Sens

OTTAWA (AP) -- The Ottawa Senators brought a decisive end to Sidney Crosby's teenage years in the

Officials face questioning on VT's culpability in tragedy

Cho returned to campus after a 24-hour observation in a psychiatric facility. LOS ANGELES TIMES

Ohio State's Oden picks NBA millions over class

The Buckeyes' Mike Conley and Daequan Cook are still weighing their options. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio


high five Top five by sales this week television 1. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox. 2.


MAYOR'S COURTS On the chopping block An Ohio lawmaker has proposed legislation to do away with

Delphi's exit from Chapter 11 to be delayed; investor likely to back off

The remaining investors will continue to with their plan to buy into Delphi. DETROIT (AP) --

NCB gives 300,000 to YSU

The money is earmarked for a new building for YSU's business college. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


TRANSFERS Jenli Inc. dba Crickets, 1733 E. Midlothian Blvd., 1st floor, Youngstown, to Jenmik

HAVANA (AP) -- Cubans were outraged Thursday at the release of anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles from U.S. custody pending a May immigration trial.

HAVANA (AP) -- Cubans were outraged Thursday at the release of anti-communist militant Luis Posada

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