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TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE AT A GLANCE

COLUMBIANA Head coach: Bob Spaite, 8th year (44-29 at Columbiana; 57-62-4 in 12-year career).


LORDSTOWN GM invites car buyers' feedback at plant

Car owners can give plant officials a ride to point out problems with their cars. By DON SHILLING


Columbiana's Garrod in everybody's scope

One of the Clippers' games will be televised. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


PAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

CITY SERIES 2000 -- Chaney 1999 -- Chaney 1998 -- Chaney 1997 -- East 1996 -- Chaney


AUSTINTOWN Man awaiting trial indicted in girl's rape

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- A Fountain Square Drive man has been indicted


Two charged in crack cocaine raid

WARREN -- Authorities have confiscated more than $20,000 worth of crack cocaine. City police and


WELLSVILLE Auditor puts village in fiscal emergency

A financial planning and supervision commission will help bring stability to village finances. By


TRUMBULL ATHLETIC AT A GLANCE

BROOKFIELD Head coach: Toby Gibson, 1st year. 2000 record: 1-9, 0-7 TAC. Key losses: B.J.


THE JOE LANE SPORTS COMPLEX Mineral Ridge High School

What's new: Football field, 2,500-seat bleachers, drainage system, natural turf, eight-lane all-


GIRARD SCHOOLS Judges: School lawsuits should go to state court

A hearing will be conducted Friday to determine if the school board should be prohibited from


Fox to broadcast area football games

YOUNGSTOWN -- Fox 17/62 will present the High School Football Game of the Week. The first game,


MERCER COUNTY SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE

HICKORY Head coach: Phil Annarella, 4th year (15-15). 2000 record: 5-4, 1-2 Mercer County


Panel: Change ward boundaries

GIRARD -- City council's development committee recommends that council change ward boundaries.


RECOMMENDED Commission nominees

Mayor James Melfi and Leo Grimes, city council president, have provided the names of five men to


CAMPBELL Police station receives first face-lift since 1972

Officials plan about $12,000 in renovations to the department this year. By PAUL WHEATLEY


AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Inherit the Wind." Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown, (330)


JOE LANE SPORTS COMPLEX Love for athletics motivates Lane to give to city he loves

The funeral operator's $500,000 gift led the way to Mineral Ridge High's new football stadium and


Youngstown has a chance to prove naysayers wrong

Opinion: All eyes will be on the city of Youngstown this weekend as CityFest 2001 kicks off Friday, marking


Poland man receives probation in drug case

The defendant had already checked in to a drug rehabilitation program. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP Officials OK ordinance for adult businesses

The ordinance is patterned after one in Pulaski Township, which has an adult bookstore. By


TRUMBULL COUNTY Group purchase to cut gas prices

The nature of the program may change next year. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


TOP PLAYERS College recruiters know where to go to find prospects

The Mahoning Valley is filled with talented players who will continue their careers after high


Struthers street foreman to retire under a cloud

The Struthers community leader cited health concerns as his reason for retirement. By DAVID


HERMITAGE ZONING Lawyer rethinks building plans

Design changes required by the city make the site less attractive, the owner said. By HAROLD GWIN


TOP AREA SENIORS Turning a recruiter's head

Name (school)SizeNote Running back Maurice Clarett (Harding)6-0, 231Ohio State recruit Evan


WARREN Program is ranked nationally

Ohio earned 18 of the 28 awards given to vocational and technical high schools in the country. By


Quality teams continue to keep league strong

Three conference teams won district titles, but, for the first time, none reached state. By BILL


GIRARD SCHOOLS Judge: Lawsuit should be heard in state court

A hearing will be conducted Friday to determine if the school board should be prohibited from


Sign-language classes

Sign-language classes YOUNGSTOWN -- Sign-language classes, ranging from children's to advanced


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Brooklyn Cyclones (44-19) at Scrappers (20-41). When: 7:05. Radio: WBBW-AM (1240).


HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Friday night football

CHANEY VS. FITCH When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Falcon Stadium, Austintown. Chaney scouting report:


The wheels on the van go round and round

Opinion: The Ohio Department of Education and the legislature's Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review have 90


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XChris and Barbra (Brown) Swope of Streetsboro are announcing the birth of their son, Declan


Phillips, Pavlansky challenged by change

Doug Phillips left Springfield for Salem; Mike Pavlansky was promoted at Canfield. By JOE SCALZO


Council approves checking backgrounds

CANFIELD -- City council approved an ordinance Wednesday night requiring ice cream vendors to pass a


SCRAPPERS Late rally rescues sloppy defense

Pitcher Todd Culp worked 22/3 shutout innings in relief to pick up the win. By JOE SCALZO


Lessons were learned along Ursuline High's path to last year's Division IV state football

Lessons were learned along Ursuline High's path to last year's Division IV state football


Girard school board member deserves better

Opinion: EDITOR: All the facts pertaining to Girard's sick school problem and the subsequent actions taken,


Set at safety: College queries have Smith on the defensive

The Hubbard running back said he has narrowed his college choices to two: Ohio State or Notre Dame.


GM LORDSTOWN Pact targets location of work

Union officials in Detroit stepped in to force GM to decide about Lordstown, a local leader said.


HOWLAND Artist's tunes groove throughout the area and beyond

By JOHN PATRICK GATTA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT HOWLAND -- To the area's casual music listeners,


INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE AT A GLANCE

JACKSON-MILTON Head coach: Alan Mikovich, 1st year (succeeds George Tomaino). 2000 record: 3-5,


Man, 71, faces sex-conduct charge

GIRARD -- A 71-year-old man known as "Grandpa Bill" has been bound over to the Trumbull County grand


YOUNGSTOWN COUNCIL B & amp;O proposal, merger fail to make agenda

The city is considering allowing a communications tower to be built at Stambaugh golf course.


SHARON, PA. Business owners: Lane takes toll

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU SHARON, Pa. -- The city alleviated a traffic flow


Government: Beware of lies

The government is calling the congressman's motion 'wild' accusations. By PATRICIA MEADE


Sharpsville looks to return to title form

Blue Devils coach Paul Piccirilli expects challenges from Wilmington and Kennedy Catholic. By BILL


TRUMBULL COUNTY Group buying to slash gas prices

The nature of the program may change next year. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


Hearing to be held to discuss proposed phone regulations

YOUNGSTOWN -- A utility advocacy group will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Youngstown city hall


MAHONING COUNTY Jail pay-for-stay remains on hold

A pay-for-stay revival in Mahoning County has been afloat since June 2000. By BOB JACKSON


Beatles exhibit to open at Vocal Hall

SHARON, Pa. -- The Vocal Group Hall of Fame & amp; Museum will open its Beatles Tribute Exhibit


Pilot makes emergency landing

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Just days after receiving


YOUNGSTOWN School district receives award

Youngstown schools created the report to help promote their bond issue to investors. By RON COLE


WARREN Council approves legislation to create position

By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The city will soon be advertising for the


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Luke and Coren Sager, 1208 Highland Ave., New Castle, girl, Aug. 21 (Correction).


Searching for robber of gas station

Searching for robber of gas station BOARDMAN -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the


LISBON Officials seek finances for county airport hangar

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Growth at the Columbiana County Airport is


House fires break out in Farrell, Sharon

SHARON, Pa. -- Firefighters in Farrell and Sharon battled separate house fires Wednesday. Farrell


SURPLUS FOOD

SURPLUS FOOD Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 467 Cohasset Drive, Youngstown, 12:30 p.m.


INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE South Range seems to have all the tools

Mineral Ridge also is considered a potential threat with 14 lettermen back. By JOHN KOVACH


2001 OHSAA FOOTBALL REGIONS

DIVISION I (118) REGION 1 (30) Austintown Fitch Boardman Warren Harding Ashtabula Lakeside


DECONSTRUCTING A & amp;F's SOFT PORN

Opinion: Providence Journal: Our relentlessly researching staff, working 24/7, recently procured a copy of


STEEL VALLEY CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

AUSTINTOWN FITCH Head coach: Carl Pelini, 2nd year. 2000 record: 3-7, 1-3 SVC. Key losses: Tim


SHARON, PA. Sewer fee increase to correct problems

Finding and eliminating surface water infiltration points will be a costly exercise. By HAROLD


Skill players returning to Hurricanes

NEW CASTLE -- The New Castle Red Hurricanes don't have many returning players, but what they have


SOUTHINGTON Kids to get acquainted with firefighting gear

New signs banning skating, biking and four-wheeling will go up at the gazebo park. By MARY LEE


CRIMESTOPPERS Greater Youngstown

Delores "Dee Dee" Donoghue, a missing person, is the focus of Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown


NILES Council will consider ward-boundary changes

U.S. Census figures show the city population dipped slightly between 1990 and 2000. By DENISE DICK


New agreement targets location of plant work

Union officials in Detroit stepped in to force GM to decide about Lordstown, a local leader said.


'Grandpa Bill' is bound over to jury

'Grandpa Bill' is bound over to jury GIRARD -- A 71-year-old man known as "Grandpa Bill" has been


LOCAL ROUNDUP

Police investigate teen's allegations AUSTINTOWN -- Police are investigating a report that a 32-


ON THE AIR Radio broadcast schedule

AUG. 24 Chaney at Fitch -- WKBN-AM (570) Rayen vs. Ursuline at Stambaugh Stadium -- WNIO-AM


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WARREN Deputy says he foiled try

The deputy said he saw the inmate grab something from behind a pillar outside the courthouse. By


YOUNGSTOWN Judge to rule on equipment sale delay

CSC can make money if the union agrees to concessions, a potential buyer says. By DON SHILLING


WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AT A GLANCE

NEW CASTLE Head coach: Gary Schooley (30-35). 2000 record: 5-5, 2-5 Parkway. Key loss: Nick


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Few will watch an old clown sing a new tune

I once rode in Bozo's clown car. Oh, yeah, sure. NOW you're impressed with me. For those of you


St. E's Safety Village

St. E's Safety Village CANFIELD -- The fifth annual Safety Village, sponsored by St. Elizabeth


GIRARD FISCAL COMMISSION Officials offer 5 for state panel

The full oversight commission will have seven members. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


Conference's running backs in position to gain attention

A bevy of backs could put some flair in the season. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


Man with baseball bat attempts to rob women

Man with baseball bat attempts to rob women SHARON, Pa. -- Police in Sharon and Farrell are


METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

CANFIELD Head coach: Mike Pavlansky, 1st year 2000 record: 7-3, 4-1 MAC Key losses: Brian


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Mark T. Dray, 35, of 4245 Stratford Road, Boardman, and Lisa


YOUNGSTOWN Man dressed in black found shot to death

Police had been in the area about two hours earlier, investigating a report of shots fired. By


YOUNGSTOWN Complaint alleges man was in danger

The deputy was working the undercover litter detail in street clothes and driving a pickup truck.


DISTRICT TEAMS AT A GLANCE

BEAVER LOCAL Head coach: Rich Wright, 4th year (22-10). 2000 record: 10-1. Key losses: Jamin


MCDONALD Apologies sought by village officials

The mayor and a councilman each think the other should resign. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR