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GAS SUPPLIERS Should you switch? Before switching to a different natural gas provider, there are

SALEM Outage leaves many in the dark

This is the second time this week that city residents have been without electricity. By NORMAN

YOUNGSTOWN More money needed for plans

The state and school board could consider demolishing East Middle School. By RON COLE VINDICATOR

When fighting crime is a picnic

The National Night Out included a picnic, performances by clowns and acrobats, and a parade. By

SHAKER WOODS Festival schedule

AUG. 11 Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Get Out and Push, bluegrass music on the Meeting House Stage.

LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials to end dispute, get bridge work on track

Bridge design and engineering work is expected to resume sometime in the next three weeks. By

Music was provided by disc jockey Larry Jensen during Community Days/Night Out in New Middletown on Tuesday. His name was incorrectly spelled in an earlier story.

Verifiable errors, omissions and clarifications are handled here. If you believe the information in

CANFIELD Arraignment set for 3 teens charged with attacking cows

The cow caper stunned a family that has occupied a Detwiler Road farm for five generations. By

Stabbing adds to troubles at bar

The city's efforts to close Smokey Joe's are on hold pending a decision by the appeals court. By

Video arraignment set

Video arraignment set WARREN -- A 45-year-old Riverview Northwest woman accused of domestic

NEW CASTLE City tries to recoup money lent to hotel


MAHONING COUNTY Officials seek to dissolve court order regarding jail

The sheriff's department has met all the conditions of the court order. By BOB JACKSON


AGENDA THURSDAY Austintown Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m., in the township offices, Ohltown

Board to discuss levy type, amount

Two commission members said they would favor a 6-mill rather than 7-mill levy. By DENISE DICK

Man charged with vehicular assault, DUI

YOUNGSTOWN -- Daniel J. Harris, whose car struck two women July 29 as they walked across Glenwood

A haunting message

A haunting message AUSTINTOWN -- Nine months after his cousin was killed in an auto accident, a


CRIME STOPPERS Greater Youngstown A felony warrant for David W. Blasens is the focus of Crime


PEOPLE Director retires YOUNGSTOWN -- Sister Consolata Kline, H.M., will retire Nov. 1 after

HEALTH CARE English advocates rights bill

Consumers would be able to sue their insurance carriers under terms of the proposal. By HAROLD

A few precautions about food safety can ensure that your picnic is a delight.

A few precautions about food safety can ensure that your picnic is a delight. By MARGARET NERY

Extreme Sports show

Extreme Sports show HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley Mall will have an Extreme Sports show

YOUNGSTOWN City plans to use grant for new rescue truck

Until late Monday, the city was faced with making its most used firetruck last another five years.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Consumers file complaints over purchase of bad gasoline

Testing gasoline quality is being eyed as an effort to protect consumers. By NORMAN LEIGH

WARREN City officials continue to debate tax position

Lawmakers are considering a sliding pay scale based on education and experience. WARREN -- City

YOUNGSTOWN COURT Woman ordered to forfeit $12,000



Opinion: Los Angeles Times: With the conviction last week of Radislav Krstic, a Bosnian Serb former general,


For those who enjoy the little luxuries in life, a perfect picnic menu may include something as

Youngstown extends pool season

By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- The park department's pools were to close

Board mulls bond issue to pay for library addition

Voters in the school district authorized the bond issue in May. COLUMBIANA -- The city school

SCHEDULE Bible school

First Christian Church, 562 Wick Ave., and Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, 1205 Elm

Judge redefines religion

Opinion: U.S. District Judge Charles Brieant sees religion everywhere he looks. Just two years ago, he made

COLUMBIANA Festival celebrates the Shaker work ethic

The annual Shaker Woods Festival also celebrates family and fine craftsmanship. By VERONICA GORLEY

AUSTINTOWN Officials strike deal with Shell

The offer would be available in about 17,800 township households. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR

MAHONING COUNTY Drug dealer gets 5 years' probation

Getting caught ended up being good for Scott Semer, his lawyer said. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Group to provide 880 food boxes

Group to provide 880 food boxes YOUNGSTOWN -- Feed the Children, a nonprofit organization that

YOUNGSTOWN Man who withdrew guilty plea is convicted

A judge could sentence Antonio Griffin to 13 years in prison Thursday. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Police: Heroin batch is deadly

A third victim who police believe bought heroin in Youngstown died in Greenville Regional Hospital,

Canfield loses to Tallmadge in tournament

TALLMADGE -- If the Canfield 9-10 Little League baseball team is to win the Ohio tournament title,

Reopening is set for Belmont bridge

NILES -- The Belmont Avenue bridge over the Mahoning River will reopen Thursday. A ribbon-cutting

New Castle firefighters battle two blazes

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City firefighters battled blazes at two houses. Firefighters said a blaze at a

Financial crisis grips Girard

A seven-member commission will control the city's finances. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Immersed in belief

Full-immersion baptism symbolizes a new life for people who have given their allegiance to Christ.

Why the special treatment?

Opinion: New York City's boast about having one of the toughest drunken driving laws in the country is being

Woman is facing charges after shooting in Warren

WARREN -- A 19-year-old city woman was arrested Tuesday on a secret indictment. Tiona L. Jones of

MAHONING COUNTY Lordi's request is denied

The judge said the ex-commissioner's refusal to accept responsibility will keep him in prison. By

League defends member's actions

The mayor placed two 911 telephone calls. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

The second annual Curry Place Block Watch block party will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Curry

The second annual Curry Place Block Watch block party will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Curry

The fair ended Sunday.

The fair ended Sunday. Llama Obstacle Class: First: Tiffany Wolf of Lisbon. Second: Tabatha

U.S. should accelerate land mine phase out

Opinion: When the Clinton administration declined to sign the treaty banning land mines nearly four years

HOW HOT WAS IT? By the numbers

High temperature ranges by the weeks in Youngstown since city swimming pools opened (normal highs

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Clock ticking down on Tribe

The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners departed Cleveland early Tuesday as two teams in

Board of education hires legal counsel

One board member said she's against spending money that doesn't help the children. By TIM YOVICH

GAIL WHITE Children bring joy and sadness, flying ever farther

My baby is turning 3. Those of you who are mothers will completely understand the wellspring of

OUR GOOD COOKS Enjoying the fruits of a vegan diet

Cutting animal products from her diet helped her lose 50 pounds, a Youngstown woman says. By SARAH


GIRARD Housing program The city has received a $550,000 grant to improve housing. The U.S.

4 injured in horse and buggy crash

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police said they don't know what caused a horse to bolt,

Scrappers' 7th inning rally falls short in loss to Auburn

AUBURN, N.Y. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning

Canada could teach U.S. much about health care

Opinion: Canada could teach U.S. much about health care EDITOR: Once again Canada has passed us by in the

LAKE COUNTY State analyzes horses' blood for W. Nile virus

Trumbull County health officials have sent dead blue jays to Columbus for tests. STAFF/WIRE REPORT

Diving pooch takes the plunge

Thomas the diving dog amazes his pool pals in Columbiana. By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

J-BODY BASH Enthusiasts to take town by storm

This marks the third year for the event at Lordstown. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

AUSTINTOWN Township officials strike deal with Shell

The offer would be available in about 17,800 households. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF

YOUNGSTOWN CIC approves fences for problem spots

Originally, downtown officials thought barricades might have to cover a good portion of Federal