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Woe for a city that is unloved

Once in a great while, a city gets a chance to puff up its chest, lift its chin and walk with a

SMALL BUSINESSES Pa. ranks better for help

Pennsylvania ranked 22nd and Ohio ranked 40th. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio languished near the bottom while

MAHONING COUNTY Supervisors will consider request for new cell tower

The structure would be built on PennDOT property along U.S. Route 422. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

Liberty board OKs phone service pact

LIBERTY -- The board of education approveda one-year service agreement Tuesday with Qwest

GAIL WHITE Artist pours her heart into tribute to son in Kosovo

In the spring of 1999, Dean Conaster, the only child of Carol and Ken Conaster of Boardman, was sent

YOUNGSTOWN History is no factor in West Side zoning decision

Board members were told not to consider the drug issue. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN School board sets goals on hiring

The construction hiring goals are 20 percent each for minorities and females and 50 percent for city

Cookbook for sale

Cookbook for sale NEW MIDDLETOWN -- The Altar Guild of St. Paul the Apostle Church has compiled a

NILES Official: Don't get rattled by covers

The rattling manhole covers are a temporary fix, a city official said. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Grand Central elation

Cleveland has its largest lead of the season. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


Two dingers: Indians left fielder Marty Cordova hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo

S.W. MERCER COUNTY Police panel seeks to reduce fix time for department cars

The commission is hoping to curtail some repairs. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU

Nudity complaint

Nudity complaint STRUTHERS -- Police found a Grandview Avenue woman swimming topless in her pool


The 10th Annual Brier Hill Italian Fest begins at noon Thursday, on Calvin and Victoria streets in


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Erik W. Brandt, 32, of 715 Regal Drive, Austintown, and Connie

Moran impressive, but Scrappers can't hold lead

Pitcher Nick Moran retired the first 15 batters he faced, but Utica rallied for a 4-3 win. By BILL

TRUMBULL COUNTY Water concerns are on the rise

The books can be replaced if damaged, county Recorder Diana Marchese said. By STEPHEN SIFF

MAHONING VALLEY Leadership group adds program

The new program is geared more toward academic leadership education. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

Crawford-Smith wedding planned for early autumn

SALEM -- Plans for the early autumn wedding of Alison Ann Crawford and Edward Thomas Smith, both of

Attorneys warn citizens to be wary of CCA prison

Opinion: Attorneys warn citizens to be wary of CCA prison EDITOR: The last inmate was shipped out of NOCC

Miss Camouse, Mr. Casalandra to be married

HUBBARD -- The engagement of Rochelle Ann Camouse and Justin Casalandra, both of 2071 Chesterland,

INDIANS Rallies mask home woes

Comeback victories against the Twins and Mariners moved the Tribe's home record to 31-29. By TOM

LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP State police probe tax collection

Tax Collector Barbara Estman resigned Monday. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU WEST

NILES Property would be sold for new span

Passage of the legislation regarding the viaduct project would mean the state would pay the city

Officials vote to ban burning

HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- Open burning is banned here until the end of September. Mahoning Township

Miss Tomich to be bride of Mr. Novakovic

Announcement is being made of the engagement of Danica Diane Tomich, a daughter of Marko and Desanka

LAWRENCE COUNTY Letters urge vote on study panel

Those elected to the study commission will look for ways to make county government more economical

YOUNGSTOWN Report: Patrolman acted properly

The police chief said the conduct alleged didn't jibe with what he knows about the officer's

What could the judge have been thinking?

Opinion: Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court believes that drug dealers are

IRA decision a setback for peace effort

Opinion: The Irish Republican Army never actually promised to disarm but rather to put their weapons beyond

GIRARD Man, 71, faces charge in case involving girl

Girard police will be taking more statements in the case. GIRARD -- A 71-year-old man known as

HERMITAGE Officials propose senior housing

Hermitage has between $250,000 and $300,000 it can use as seed money. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

WARREN CITY COUNCIL New tax administrator salary to be approved

Education requirements will likely change, a lawmaker says. WARREN -- City council has informally

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Michael and Tara Costarella, 844 Dravis Ave., Girard, girl, Aug. 14. Wayne and

WARREN Man pleads innocent to stealing $15,800

If convicted of all the charges the defendant could receive up to nine years in prison. By PEGGY


Who: Utica Blue Sox (20-33) at Scrappers (16-38). When: 7:05. Radio: WBBW-AM (1240).

Pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs

Pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Investigators were trying to

DOWNTOWN YOUNGSTOWN New parking area will aid the disabled


SHARON, PA. Troubled crisis agency reopens

The board president said she didn't learn of the staff members' resignations until two hours after

COLUMBUS -- Two Mahoning Valley organizations were among 69 communities and non-profit groups in

COLUMBUS -- Two Mahoning Valley organizations were among 69 communities and non-profit groups in

IRA decision a setback

Opinion: IRA decision a setback for peace effort The Irish Republican Army never actually promised to

Judge decides teacher was alert when questioned by authorities

LISBON -- Thomas Kelm's statements to an FBI informant and to investigators probing a murder

SALEM Request causes shelter to stop taking strays

The shelter remains open and animals may still be adopted. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

Two organizations will help the homeless

Two organizations will help the homeless COLUMBUS -- Two Mahoning Valley organizations were among

Holbrook-Williams engagement is made known

HILLIARD -- Announcing plans for their forthcoming marriage are Felicia D. Holbrook and Brian T.

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Rezek-Jones wedding is set for mid-October

GIRARD -- Del and Millie Rezek, 993 Gary Ave., are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

Facing off with scenes of crimes

High-tech firearms video equipment offers nine scenarios for officers, and the operator can change

5K competition set

5K competition set VIENNA -- Runners will compete at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport from 7

Parents announce Tisone-Hayne engagement

BOARDMAN -- Jim and Jeannie Tisone, 777 Kiwana Drive, announce the engagement of their daughter,

OUR GOOD COOKS Common items, uncommon tastes

This Canfield woman says 'line, shape, color and texture' pop up in all her varied interests. By

HUBBARD School officials plan to seek 2 levies Nov. 6

The superintendent is already looking at areas to cut if the levies don't pass. HUBBARD -- Hubbard

EAST PALESTINE SCHOOLS Board is buying a house for workers' temporary use

A three-week bidding process will follow approval of the building plans. EAST PALESTINE -- East

Bowling legend Earl Anthony died Tuesday at age 63. D-.

Bowling legend Earl Anthony died Tuesday at age 63. D-.

YOUNGSTOWN Group: Economic mix would aid comeback

Surrounding suburbs must be part of the comeback effort, a municipal league official says. By

LORDSTOWN Workers at Lear authorize strike

A work stoppage at the seating plant could force a shutdown at GM's auto assembly plant. By

YOUNGSTOWN Judge sentences former officer to 90 days

The former probation officer must undergo counseling for drug dependency. By BOB JACKSON

WEATHERSFIELD Trustees reject request for property annexation

The township agreed to pick up additional medical premium payments for full-time police officers.

BROWNS Pickup Ben Gay draws in the fans

The rookie running back is making the most of his chance to play in the NFL. By PHIL NOVAK

NOTEBOOK From Latrobe

Under center: Kordell Stewart will start Thursday's game against Minnesota at quarterback. He'll be

MAHONING COUNTY Search turns up 40 pot plants

Smoking one marijuana cigarette has the same health risks as smoking 10 to 15 tobacco cigarettes, a

Two organizations to help the homeless

Two organizations to help the homeless COLUMBUS -- Two Mahoning Valley organizations were among

Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY Aug. 7 Theft: A 48-year-old New Middletown woman was