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Stories published August 9, 2001

Deaf association conference is this weekend at Avalon Inn

The Miss Deaf Ohio Pageant will be Friday night at Lakeview High School in Cortland. HOWLAND --


HOWLAND Residents to get a deal on price of natural gas

To be a part of the plan, residents must request the switch in providers. HOWLAND -- Township


Federal renewal plan offers hope for city

An outcry from smaller cities across the country led the federal government to create the new


Deadline for pageant

Deadline for pageant YOUNGSTOWN -- The deadline to apply for the Little Miss CityFest contest is 3


YOUNGSTOWN

YOUNGSTOWN Improvements The city design review committee handled these items Wednesday:


Explosion kills three at Israeli restaurant

Explosion kills three at Israeli restaurant JERUSALEM -- A bomb exploded in a pizza restaurant in


SHARPSVILLE, PA. Former official pushes abatement program

Gary Grandy said a five-year tax break on new construction would be appropriate. By HAROLD GWIN


TRUMBULL COUNTY Eastern District Court to stay in current location

Moving costs would eat up the savings from lower rent, two commissioners argue. By STEPHEN SIFF


Sheriff's department to get money

Revenue from the county's sales tax is greater than officials had estimated. By NORMAN LEIGH


Metros untracked in tourney after late rally falls short, 7-5

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Ross Buttle came through in his only opportunity. Still, it wasn't enough to


SURPLUS FOOD

Antioch Baptist Church, 110 Funston St., Youngstown, various commodities, 10 a.m. Friday.


NEW CASTLE Teachers can opt for severance deal

The district can save $20,000 a year for teachers who accept . By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


DAIRY CLASS PLACEMENT Junior Champions

DAIRY CLASS PLACEMENT Junior Champions Ayrshire: Jeremy Timmons of Salem. Brown Swiss: Natalie


CONCERT Yes, local talent will rock Blossom Music Center

Five Mahoning Valley musicians will share the stage with a legendary rock band. By SEAN BARRON


POLITICAL MONEY FLOWS TO DEMOCRATS

Opinion: Kansas City Star: The recent flood of campaign donations to Senate Democrats illustrates, once


WARREN CSC seeks flexible contract for resurrection

It may take many weeks to hammer out the financial details of a revised union contract, the local


SOFTBALL Valley Sting goes unbeaten in national meet to win title

The 12-and-younger squad won eight games in the NSA B World Series. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Valley


Skowron suit falls through

The lawyer for a former deputy sheriff said an appeal is likely. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


BEREA Race against time: Browns pass two-minute test

Coach Butch Davis was pleased with the team's execution. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


TRUMBULL COUNTY During sweep, authorities find dozens of suspected pot plants

Arrests are expected once lab tests are in, one official said. WARREN -- The Trumbull County


Did AEP commit the blunder of the century?

Opinion: Did AEP commit the blunder of the century? EDITOR: The Vindicator of Aug. 3 on page B12 had a


HUBBARD Trustees OK police levy for Nov. ballot

The township hasn't asked for a raise in taxes for 10 years. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials decline lawyer

The attorney would be hired for a hearing separate from the case involving the sheriff's election


Hubbard Twp. man named police chief

The new township police chief takes over Monday. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "The Movement." WKBN Channel 27, 3930 Sunset Blvd., Youngstown; (330) 782-1144, 11-3


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Tanisha Robbins, 338 Hilton Ave., Youngstown, boy, Aug. 8. David and


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XDeena and Bryan Brace of Bayview are announcing the birth of a son, Cameron John, July 24 at


YOUNGSTOWN Report leads to charge

The commander of the Crisis Intervention Unit said that if the woman truly needs help, it can be


YOUNGSTOWN Bondsman pleads guilty to charges for bribing judge

The Campbell man went from facing three felonies to one misdemeanor count. By BOB JACKSON


LIBERTY Hampton Inn open for business

The manager said the new hotel had a full house for its first weekend. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


WNBA Wednesday's other games

Sparks 79, Mercury 67 Lisa Leslie scored 24 points as Los Angeles extended its WNBA-record winning


CHILD SUPPORT Mahoning Co. audit will include agency

A CSEA union president welcomes the state's audit of the agency's finances. By BOB JACKSON


MAHONING COUNTY Engineer: Don't go with low bidder

Vicki Sherlock was the only commissioner who'd say how she plans to vote. By BOB JACKSON


GETTING IT RIGHT

Rosemary Schmitt, a member of the Girard Board of Education, voted Tuesday in favor of hiring a


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Cell phone abusers, dial M for Madness

It's Tuesday afternoon. A woman at the Giant Eagle speaks into her cell phone. She toddles down the


Girard board members have only themselves to blame

Opinion: The Girard Board of Education is learning the hard way that stonewalling parents' concerns about


FLEX-IBILITY: Robby Tullio, above left, of Austintown poses with Youngstown State linebacker Jon

FLEX-IBILITY: Robby Tullio, above left, of Austintown poses with Youngstown State linebacker Jon


NILES Deputy city auditor: Resurrect indigent burial fund ordinance

The state used to kick in $750 for indigent burials. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


NEW CASTLE Former employee accused of using Red Cross money

A preliminary hearing date has been set. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former American Red Cross employee


City wants planner for downtown ideas

A third of the state planning grant will be used to reimburse a local businessman who helped fund an


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Board refuses candidate's subpoena request

Percy Squire's attorney said he is disappointed the board viewed his request as 'tit-for-tat.' By


Couch wears brace on knee as precaution

Browns offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is behind the move. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS


U.S. AMATEUR QUALIFIER Karzmer, Perry reach championship round

They both shot 4-under-par 140 and advance to Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club. By PHIL NOVAK


Deaf association conference is this weekend at Avalon Inn

The Miss Deaf Ohio Pageant will be Friday night at Lakeview High School in Cortland. HOWLAND --


Bonds will finance addition at library

Bonds will finance addition at library COLUMBIANA -- Financing is in place for constructing and


SANDY LAKE, PA. 2 in family share prize

SANDY LAKE, Pa. -- They say you can't win the lottery unless you play -- and Thelma P. Hovis, 70,


LORDSTOWN Board agrees to pursue 5-year emergency levy

The board will give a second reading to the levy at a meeting next week. By DENISE DICK


Students need shot in arm

Opinion: The Mahoning Valley was made tragically aware of the dangers of meningitis this spring when two West


'HAMLET'

'HAMLET' When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Where: Waterworth Memorial


Unionized engineer's workers have new three-year contract

WARREN -- Unionized employees of the Trumbull County Engineer's Office have settled on a new


FRANKLIN SQUARE Vehicle knocks over markers including veteran's grave

Some markers were smashed into with enough force to knock them several feet off their foundations.


STRUTHERS City won't pay legal bills for police captain

The mayor says bad bookkeeping by the police chief caused the misunderstanding. By PAUL WHEATLEY


YOUNGSTOWN MAYOR'S RACE Board refuses candidate's subpoena request

Percy Squire's attorney said he is disappointed the board viewed his request as 'tit-for-tat.' By


Bush reaches decision on stem-cell research

Bush reaches decision on stem-cell research WACO, Texas -- After months of deliberations,


Man gets jail time for corrupting a minor

WARREN -- A 22-year-old city man will serve six months behind bars for corrupting a minor. Charles


WEATHERSFIELD SCHOOLS Education board approves increase in cost of lunches

MINERAL RIDGE -- The cost of a school lunch for the 1,100 Weathersfield Local Schools students being


Sharing the stage

To be or not to be together. That was the question for two Columbiana County theater groups. By


YOUNGSTOWN Wasted space found at schools

The state will re-evaluate the schools to decide if an additional $10 million should be spent on


Wrong Crime Stoppers

Wrong Crime Stoppers YOUNGSTOWN -- An incorrect Crime Stoppers was issued by the Mahoning County


Chairman appointed

Chairman appointed McDONALD -- Mayor James W. Border appointed former Mayor Thomas Leskovac


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jason J. Hinrichs, 25, of 130 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, and