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LENTINE CASE Judge to mull early release

The former area resident sobbed as she was sentenced. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

STRUTHERS Racing to help boy


SHARON, PA. Police search for suspect in bank robbery

A policeman sitting at a bank across the river saw the suspect running. SHARON, Pa. -- A man

State park plans variety of programs

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- Geology, outdoor plants and 19th-century recipe ideas will be featured in


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MAHONING VALLEY Planned Parenthood opens Warren center

Hours and services of operation will be expanded. WARREN -- Planned Parenthood of Mahoning Valley

GREENVILLE, PA. Council president steps down

Earl A. Butterfield's resignation letter said he was leaving early for the safety of his family.

Old-time baseball

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF Al Boggia asked the question again and again. "Why

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Board boosts allowances for meals,

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Union Area School Board increased meal allowances Wednesday from $4 to $6 for

LEETONIA Hiring of 4 dispatchers eases police chief's mind

At one point there were just two dispatchers available to cover weekend shifts. By NANCY TULLIS

SRU professor to head advisory panel

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) -- A Slippery Rock University associate professor has been elected to head

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials await word on funds for sewer extension project

Federal aid is available for qualified homeowners. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

SHENANGO VALLEY Executive director leaves chamber

Dennis Reichard has accepted a post as business banking officer for Mellon Bank. By HAROLD GWIN

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Come Blow Your Horn." New Castle Playhouse Theater, 202 E. Long Ave., 6-8 p.m. Sunday and


By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF l Boggia asked the question again and again. "Why

LORDSTOWN SCHOOLS Command teacher job created

The principal position was eliminated earlier this year. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, PA. Ash dumping plan raises concerns

Residents near the quarry are concerned about contamination and roadway safety. BY MARY

School lunch prices rise

School lunch prices rise LORDSTOWN -- The board of education voted to raise lunch prices for the

Commission removes judge from bench

Commission removes judge from bench LOS ANGELES -- A judge who inflated his educational

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Jeffrey Givens and Tashekalen Martinez, 214 Clyde St., Youngstown, girl, Aug. 15.


AGENDA SATURDAY Milton Township trustees regular meeting, 8:30 a.m., town hall. AGENDA runs

SHARON, PA. 'No F' policy gets revision

Middle and high school administrators persuaded the board to tone down the punitive nature of the


Who: Steelers at Vikings. When: 8. Radio/TV: WJST-FM (92.1), WICT-FM (95.1), WBBG-FM (106.1),

Canadian looking for Valley relatives

The man is seeking descendants of two Valley residents. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Police look into teen's report of rape

AUSTINTOWN -- Police are investigating a report by a 16-year-old girl who says she was raped twice

Officials accept building donation

LEETONIA -- Village officials have accepted the donation of the former Sky Bank building at 243 Main


Jerry and Jennifer (Kleim) Stopera of Toledo are announcing the birth of a daughter, Sydney Rose,

YOUNGSTOWN New YSU director prepares for job

YSU's new personnel director has an extensive Air Force service background. By RON COLE

10 games scheduled in 50 Plus tourney

10 games scheduled in 50 Plus tourney Ten games are on tap overall in the 50 Plus Baseball

Listeners seek real meaning

By Amanda Smith VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER n an era when the pop-music airwaves are saturated with

Girls make amends

Girls make amends BOARDMAN -- A township girl and her Warren friend received a stern lecture from

STAR Ohio can't meet all investment needs

Opinion: STAR Ohio can't meet all investment needs Editor: I read with interest your recent editorial

Marriage must not evolve into a government program

Opinion: If the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and other such groups believe that this

COLUMBUS Court suspends Girard lawyer

The punishment was recommended by the court's board of grievances and discipline. By JEFF ORTEGA

Betrayal of public trust should bring stiff sentence

Opinion: The cause of justice in Mahoning County made a little progress Tuesday when a purveyor of the drug

YOUNGSTOWN Good thing I'm not white, says officer cleared of brutality

The officer said the press coverage didn't upset him, but it did upset his wife and mother. By

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY The not-so-perfect search for the perfect dog

I'm 45. So when the good-looking guy in the pickup truck slowed down to shout out the window, I was,

RAVES Party fan: The press plays up drug use

James Troutman said a rave is a 'big social gathering.' By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

NY-PENN LEAUGE Scrappers squeak out win over Tigers

Dennis Malave and Kenton Myers had two hits each in a 1-0 victory over Oneonta. ONEONTA, N.Y. --

Poetry competition

Poetry competition YOUNGSTOWN -- A piggy bank full of goodies awaits the winner of the third

Recovering from illness

Recovering from illness SHARON, Pa. -- The superintendent of the Sharon City School District is a

TRUMBULL COUNTY Population declines, but dwellings go through the roof

Family size is shrinking, according to U.S. Census data. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

First-place winners in Ride for Rescue

First-place winners in Ride for Rescue YOUNGSTOWN -- Sam's Club of Boardman and Anita Chambers of

BOARDMAN Fire marshal ends probe on fireworks

Attorneys must decide whether to take action against B.J. Alan Fireworks, whose display injured a

REGION Police chiefs form association

The chiefs meet every week for lunch and rotate the location among their jurisdictions. By

Park owner plans to file complaint over remarks

The park owner objects to statements made by a local law enforcement official. By IAN HILL

Board hires manager

Board hires manager YOUNGSTOWN -- The board of directors of Youngstown Civic Center Development

NEW CASTLE Downtown streets to close for sewage line replacement

The work is part of a city revitalization project being done in conjunction with a Warner Bros.

CANFIELD SCHOOLS District to buy Shields Road site

Although the land is being acquired, there are no immediate plans to build a school. By PETER H.


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Scott J. McIntyre, 30, of Austintown, and Mary J. Gocala, 25,

REGION Police chiefs form co-op

The chiefs meet every week for lunch and rotate the location among their jurisdictions. By

GAIL WHITE Teaching others to be considerate starts within

Several evenings ago, I was hanging curtains out on the line to dry. As I reached the center of

Fatal fire ruled an accident

Fatal fire ruled an accident EAST LIVERPOOL -- The fire that killed a 34-year-old rooming house

NILES City will solicit bids for projects

Legislation dealing with viaduct replacement also passed. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

NEW CASTLE School board takes bids on historical homes to be moved

School officials are making plans to raze the homes that are not being moved. By LAURE CIOFFI

WARREN Agency launches mentor program

The agency is looking for adult volunteers. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

CRAIG BEACH Mayor owes for broken glasses

A magistrate ruled that the Craig Beach mayor negligently damaged a councilman's eyeglasses during a


CITIES 20001990 Cortland2,8992,233 Girard4,9374,842 Hubbard3,6663,376 Niles9,5168,882

MAHONING VALLEY LTV, USAW to lay out details of revised labor pact

Cleveland officials also approved a package of loans, tax breaks and utility discounts for the

YOUNGSTOWN Man pleads in case tied to dance

Had the vice cops not tracked the court case themselves, they wouldn't have appeared in court


Facts about the former Idora Park Band Organ, which is making music at the Lawrence County Fair

GIRARD SCHOOLS Citizens group seeks board's ouster

Board of education members have acted appropriately regarding health issues, a board attorney said.

CRAIG BEACH Another meeting needed to get issues on Aug. ballot

CRAIG BEACH -- Another emergency village council meeting will have to be called next week to meet

GIRARD SCHOOLS Group asks court to oust board

Board of education members have acted appropriately regarding health issues, a board attorney said.

Model A Club meeting Sunday at museum

Model A Club meeting Sunday at museum WARREN -- National Packard Museum on Mahoning Avenue will




Top finishers in the 14th Annual Clemente Ambulance Senior Olympic Funfest. The North events took


By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF Ed Russ loves playing on the same baseball team as his

NILES Weather plays in pops at ballpark

Musicians are urged to play their instruments outside to prepare for the outdoor concert. By JOHN


By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Big band tunes, originating from a


50 PLUS BASEBALL LEAGUE President: George Hughes, Canton. Vice-president: John Munnell, Penn-