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The Valley's Talking: Saturday at Panera's in Canfield. Be there.

Bertram will be joined by guest co-host Mark Sweetwood.

Governor to discuss education plan here Monday

Gov. Ted Strickland is scheduled to tour Lloyd Elementary School in Austintown Monday.

Salem folks recall glory days of Timberlanes

SALEM — Mayor Jerry Wolford said he hopes that someone will buy the Timberlanes. He spoke today

Philadelphia man gets prison time for New Castle shootings

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison for a shooting at the

Warren woman gets probation in chase that injured two city cops

WARREN — A city woman who pleaded guilty in November to a felony charge after she led Warren police

Drug task forces make arrests in Warren, Ashtabula

NILES — Two regional drug task forces made arrests Thursday after lengthy investigations — one of

Girard man gets prison time for raping children

WARREN — William M. Cvetkovich, 67, of Hancock Street, Girard, has been sentenced to nine years in

Dann’s campaign committee spent money, but collected none

Ex-Attorney General Marc Dann’s campaign committee spent $131,448.76 during the last six months of

Test drill at Columbiana County Courthouse gets passing grade

LISBON — The Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency gave a grade of B to the first security

Voters urged to pass Beaver Local renewal school levy Tuesday

STAFF REPORT ROGERS — Sandi DiBacco, the superintendent of the Beaver Local School District, wants

Shenango Valley Mall will be sold

HERMITAGE, Pa. — The Shenango Valley Mall will be sold when credit markets improve, said an official

Cancer awareness program will launch Feb. 7

AUSTINTOWN — The SirViBear Cancer Survivorship Awareness Program will be launched Feb. 7 when the

Layoffs at Severstal Warren grow

WARREN — Layoffs are growing a Warren steel mill that shut down its steel-making operations in

Ohio’s motorcycle rider education program registration begins Monday

COLUMBUS –— The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program

Former East Palestine City Hall for sale — again

EAST PALESTINE — The building that housed City Hall for close to 10 years is for sale — again.

South Side fire leaves family homeless

YOUNGSTOWN — A mother, her four children and her nephew were left out in the cold after their home

Boy Scout chili dinner Saturday in Canfield

Boy Scout chili dinner

Eight people take the oath to become new American citizens

YOUNGSTOWN — These people became U.S. citizens in a Thursday naturalization ceremony before Judge

Civil War historical show Saturday

Civil War historical show

Legal aid seeks volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN — Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit firm serving the civil needs of low-income people, is

Charity spin-a-thon Feb. 7 at YMCA

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown YMCA will have its eighth annual Spin-a-thon on Feb. 7.

E-mail is false, Columbiana police say

The tale has taken on a life of its own.

Lottery replaces winter whiteout with green for these guys

YOUNGSTOWN — Two Valley residents are seeing green despite the winter whiteouts.

Horticultural experts to conduct seminar

Horticultural experts to conduct seminar YOUNGSTOWN — On Feb. 19 the Men’s Garden Club of


ATHLETIC GROUPS • Boardman Little Spartans will have a general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Boardman trustees meeting this afternoon

This meeting replaces the Wednesday session canceled for snow.

Howland holds off Canfield for 50-48 win

A defensive play by the Tigers’ Megan Long secured the victory in the final seconds. YOUNGSTOWN —

Killer of diner owner, 89, gets 30 years

A plea deal canceled a trial and the possibility of a death sentence for the Youngstown man.

Canfield’s Trebilcock brothers pool their talents

Junior Garrett and sophomore Gavin have different personalities and different practice habits, but

Penguins fall short again

Another poor night at the foul line cost the YSU men in a 67-61 loss to Wright State. YOUNGSTOWN

Bountiful blessings arrive early for Struthers family

YOUNGSTOWN — As the saying goes, “Good things come in threes.” But when the doctor told Walter

Penguins go cold vs. Flames

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team has had some poor shooting nights this

Rooney and Pittsburgh may rule thanks to the NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’

The policy opened the door for the Steelers to hire Mike Tomlin, who could deliver the team its

High court reprimands judge, prosecutor

This is the first time either man has been reprimanded by the top court. WARREN — The Ohio

Orlando shuts down LeBron, Cavs, 99-88

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic are looking more and more like a contender in the Eastern

Pact has Valley leaders thinking green

Some communities already have implemented changes that coincide with the pact. YOUNGSTOWN —

Here’s how to remove stains from whiteboards

Dear Heloise: I work at a high school in Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium. We

GM layoffs force Lordstown village to cut costs with insurance change

Village employees will have a much higher deductible. LORDSTOWN — Village council has approved

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Strickland still mum on budget specifics

The governor did offer the potential of increasing tipping fees charged by landfills. COLUMBUS


MAHONING COUNTY Divorces asked Krystina L. Brookhart, 4495 Kirk Road, Apt. 15, Austintown, v.


WHERE TO CHEER Some area bars and restaurants are starting Super Bowl celebrations early with pre-

Strickland goes here, there and everywhere

Opinion: Gov. Ted Strickland’s State of the State address was similar to buckshot. There was a main target


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth’s Family Birthplace Jahonna McLellan, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 27. Daniel

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard: HUBBARD Jan. 25 Assault:

FOOTBALL POOCH: When Sunday rolls around, even Cinnamon the dog will be cheering on the Steelers as

FOOTBALL POOCH: When Sunday rolls around, even Cinnamon the dog will be cheering on the Steelers as

4th-quarter losses force Kodak to plan more cuts

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The digital revolution did away with 40,000 jobs at Eastman Kodak Co. over

Don’t be buffaloed: Chicken abounds for Super Bowl

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo’s football team won’t have a place in this year’s Super Bowl hoopla,

Are deportations under Obama’s radar?

Opinion: Barack Obama becomes president, and Haitians with deportation orders are put on notice: You’re outta

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NATION Online program details car’s history for consumer NEW YORK — The Department of Justice

Stocks fall amid fresh worries

The Dow dropped 226 points Thursday. NEW YORK (AP) — Caution returned to Wall Street Thursday as

Place blame for crisis

Opinion: President Obama is right that we all need to do our part in this “new era of responsibility.” But

Life for blowhards tough with Obama

Opinion: Poor Hugo Chavez! Watching President Barack Obama’s first measures after taking office, Venezuela’s

World financial leaders asking ‘Why?’

Opinion: DAVOS, Switzerland — This year’s gathering of the world’s financial and political elite at the World

Even in troubled times, Strickland forges ahead

Editorial: Even in troubled times, Strickland forges ahead Gov. Ted Strickland earned extra credit Wednesday

Zeal for Steelers

Here we go: Valley fans, businesses gear up for game Black and gold bleeds across state

Australian open Serena seeking fourth crown

She’ll meet Russian Dinara Safina in the women’s final on Saturday night. MELBOURNE, Australia

Cleveland State rolls easily past Detroit

CLEVELAND — Norris Cole scored 21 points as Cleveland State pulled away in the second half to defeat

Cardinals’ Fitzgerald aspires to greatness

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald soars above the outstretched arms of defenders, caresses the

Timberlanes of Salem closes

Patrons of the landmark Salem restaurant and bar expressed sadness at the news of its closing.

1.3M people left without power in 5 states after ice downs lines

PPADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Storm-battered residents of several states hunkered down in frigid homes and


THE GAME Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward, (SB XL), born in South Korea, and Washington

Kelsey McGregor sets mark in Falls’ win over Brookfield

The senior set the school’s record for points with 1,048, surpassing the 1,047 from Desiree

Tuition freeze likely to stay

Just how much money the state is offering is expected to be revealed Monday. YOUNGSTOWN — The

Quinn replaces Blagojevich as governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single

Case of frozen man stands as a symbol of Detroit’s attitude

DETROIT (AP) — In an abandoned warehouse, the image was stark and shocking: two denim-clad, lifeless

Be a winner: Celebrate Super Bowl, drive sober

Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive. The money you save in court costs for driving drunk can be

2 suspects indicted in invasion of home

Police said a woman was taken to the basement and raped during the crime. YOUNGSTOWN — Two

Teachers reminisce about fallen Marine

David Wallace III was remembered as quiet, friendly and a hard worker. SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Before

U.S. economy sinks deeper as Dow, joblessness and home sales worsen worsendworsenorsen as economy skids more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Week by week, the numbers that measure the economy get worse, heading toward

Calamity days used in some districts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some school districts in Ohio and nearby states hit by severe weather have run out

J-M board OKs bid for wiring at school

Most of the money will be used for computer wiring. NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton Board

Hagan wants more of stimulus to boost passenger rail service

YOUNGSTOWN — State Rep. Robert Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, joined with state representatives from

Couple wrote suicide notes, FBI expert says

Couple wrote suicide notes, FBI expert says GALVESTON, Texas — A couple accused of beating the

Lottery numbers add up to $ for two from Valley

Lottery numbers add up to $ for two from Valley YOUNGSTOWN — Two Valley residents are seeing green

Job wasn’t problem in deaths, police say

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — A man who police say shot and killed his wife and their two children in a

Green Pact

Green Pact Participants Twenty-two public entities in Mahoning and Trumbull counties signed a

Colo. man indicted in threats to kill Obama, blow up Mall of America

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Barack

FBI witness tells about suicide notes

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A couple accused of beating the woman’s 2-year-old daughter to death and

Social Security number required for tax credit under stimulus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal immigrants without Social Security numbers could not get tax credits under

Girard considers options for 422 site

GIRARD — City officials are hoping to generate additional revenue and spark business with a small

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — The bad economic news keeps piling up. On Thursday, three milestones showing the


A listing of local events to celebrate Black History Month in February. Youngstown State

First Daughterz for sale

First Daughterz for sale Chicago Tribune: A couple of years ago, when former Atlanta Falcons

“We want to be part of the international community. I think Hamas has no interest now to

Opinion: “We want to be part of the international community. I think Hamas has no interest now to increase

Afghanistan postpones election over concerns about security

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan will postpone its presidential election until Aug. 20, some

‘Skate 2’

‘Skate 2’ (EA Games) for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Genre: Sports; Rating: T Grade: B For more

Army plan seeks to halt suicides

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among U.S. soldiers rose last year to the highest level in decades, the

Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2009. There are 335 days left in the year. On this date in

Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2009. There are 335 days left in the year. On this date in


‘THE UNINVITED’ Grade: B Directors: Charles and Thomas Guard Rating: PG-13 for vulgar

Essence Music Festival adds extra spark

Headliners include Beyonc , John Legend and Teena Marie. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Music

“Friday Night Lights” (9 p.m., NBC): It’s not too late to join the boosters club

“Friday Night Lights” (9 p.m., NBC): It’s not too late to join the boosters club for “Friday Night

Photographer to turn camera on 70 for project

YOUNGSTOWN — Melanie Rae Moore is gathering the people in her extended network — all 70 of them —

‘Uninvited’: welcome guest in horror genre

It’s not a slasher film. An effective blend of thriller and horror — of “The Hand that Rocks

Greenville Orchestra sets concert with barbershoppers

GREENVILLE, Pa. — The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Penn-Ohio Singers for its

Neither vulnerable. East deals.

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There's plenty of local zeal for the Steelers

Black and gold bleeds across state lines.

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In a good way, club owner has funny feeling about the Valley

A local comedy club owner said he wants patrons to keep coming back for more laughs. BOARDMAN

Doctor to late wrestler pleads guilty in drug case

Doctor to late wrestler pleads guilty in drug case NEWNAN, Ga. — The personal doctor to a

Lack of counseling leads to questionable behavior

Dear Annie: My son, who is now 18 and still living at home, was sexually abused by one of his

New home sales post 14.7% decline in Dec.

The stimulus plan includes a $7,500 tax credit for first-time home buyers who act in the first half

“Bride Wars” (D): This cliched comedy tosses out stereotypes about female materialism

“Bride Wars” (D): This cliched comedy tosses out stereotypes about female materialism and cattiness

Despite record loss in ’08, Ford to forgo federal loans

Ford and the UAW have agreed to end the jobs bank. DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said


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