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YOUNGSTOWN Laws forbid hiring goals

The state has worked with other school districts to help encourage minority hiring. By RON COLE

CONCERT REVIEW 98 Degrees: We do cherish fans

Vocal harmonies and versatility made the 98 Degrees concert a hot ticket. By DEBORA SHAULIS

U.S. DISTRICT COURT Hardrives' asphalt plant supervisor faces charges


Supervisors can't help couple bothered by airplane noises

NEW CASTLE -- Union Township supervisors apparently have no authority to regulate New Castle Airport

LORDSTOWN 5-year levy set for Nov. ballot

It will be the second time this year voters have been asked to pass a school levy. By DENISE DICK


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County The following people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County

Who's minding the store in Springfield Township?

Opinion: EDITOR: Who has authority in Springfield Township to handle the township's business? It appears


The former Idora Park Carousel Organ was only on display Wednesday at the Lawrence County Fair. The

BOXING Bizarro, Torres head Expo card

The seven-bout professional card will begin tonight at 7:30. NILES -- The time of truth will come

YOUNGSTOWN Voinovich predicts rough road for steel

The senator also predicted a prescription drug plan will be part of the federal Medicare system by

HERMITAGE Slow paperwork makes delay for Route 18 widening

A conflict with the lowest bidder is causing the latest delay. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- It looks as

EAST PALESTINE City manager resigns, takes post in Ga.

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU EAST PALESTINE -- Although she believes city officials

Pee Wee football kicks off

The league is rich in history and talent. By MARK MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN

GIRARD SCHOOLS Official's hearing is delayed

Today's common pleas court hearing has been canceled. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Four robbed at gunpoint in city school parking lot

YOUNGSTOWN -- Four young people from Canfield -- ages 20, 16, 16 and 14 -- who had been parked in

X GAMES Who's Phat in Philly?

Four athletes to watch at this week's 2001 X-Games in Philadelphia. Tony Hawk -- Skateboarding.

LEETONIA Burning rubbish raises concerns

The fire chief said the man should not have been burning the trash, which included paint cans and

EAGLE HEIGHTS School will pay new fee for gym

The city is confident a satisfactory deal can be worked out before school starts. YOUNGSTOWN --

SALEM New lighting will make productions brighter and clearer

A computer will be used to control stage lighting. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

MAHONING COUNTY JAIL After a turbulent stay, officials transfer Batcho

Authorities said Batcho intimidated guards as well as other county jail inmates. By BOB JACKSON

Community Cup events

Community Cup events YOUNGSTOWN -- Events for the YMCA's Community Cup begin this weekend.

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Officer will speak at Marine reunion

YOUNGSTOWN -- Major Brian M. Kennedy, of Poland, will be the featured speaker at the 22nd annual


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Richard and Janelle Truslow, 3442 Black Oak Lane, Youngstown, girl, Aug.

WARREN Repairs set to begin at Packard Shelter House

A police report says a 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel when a car crashed into the building.

Police probe case of drug prescriptions

AUSTINTOWN -- Police are investigating allegations that a 30-year-old Burkey Road woman tricked two

X GAMES Dude, Philadelphia is ready to 'rock'

Boardman native Rob Struharik is one of 350 athletes competing. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS

Arena board hires Henshaw as manager

YOUNGSTOWN -- The board of directors of Youngstown Civic Center Development Corp. has hired

Police arrest two at The Mill Club

AUSTINTOWN -- Two people were arrested this morning outside of The Mill Club on South Raccoon Road

Republicans in Congress putting Bush on the spot

Opinion: So much for members of his own party heeding his advice. Earlier this year, President George W. Bush

Compass points in OHSAA direction

The Navigators are ready to sail into uncharted waters. With area high schools preparing for the

Paint spill after crash closes 534

NEWTON FALLS -- The Trumbull County Hazmat Team cleaned up about 150 gallons of paint, paint thinner


LIQUOR CONTROL Paperwork Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor documents:

HERMITAGE Lawyer alters plan for homes

The latest proposal would still require the city to grant the developer at least two waivers from

NEW CASTLE SCHOOLS Residents amend appeal

Hearings are set for Aug. 31 and Sept. 24 to argue the appeals. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials plan for countywide mosquito spraying

West Nile test results on dead birds are pending, but regular mosquito tests have come back clean.

Failure and punishment make a pretty good pair

Opinion: When did punishment become such a bad thing? The Sharon Board of Education, which a few weeks ago

WARREN Hearing for CSC set for Sept.

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN A judge will also decide whether to move CSC's bankruptcy case from

UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS Early layoff plans receive no support

A supervisor said laying off park workers would save enough money to pay for a traffic light. BY

LISBON Meeting in murder-plot case appears to be plea-deal effort

Potential jurors have read too many newspaper accounts of the case to be unbiased, attorneys say.


LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIR Schedule of events The 48th annual Lawrence County Fair runs through

AUSTINTOWN Trustees hunt for ways to outlaw exotic pets

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- Crocodiles and tigers and zoning. Oh my!

NEW CASTLE Comatose man to be moved for treatment

Ron Wilkison has been in a vegetative state for almost two years. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Ron "Koot"

A POSING view Graduation portraits are a very big deal these days.

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT In mom and dad's day, senior portraits weren't that


ASSOCIATIONS XA meeting of the William Penn Association, Branch 28, of Youngstown will be held at


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Robert C. Leonard Jr., 20, of 69 Helena, Struthers, and Casey

YOUNGSTOWN Texas company buys North Star

The company said it won't make work force changes. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY and DAVID SKOLNICK

U.S. DISTRICT COURT Plant chief faces charges

Hardrives collected nearly $20,000 from Mahoning County and Struthers for asphalt not used for


Opinion: Providence Journal: The Bush administration provoked a cascade of criticism when it announced on