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TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

GM LORDSTOWN Pact targets location of work

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

PAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

GAME TIME Tonight

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

AUSTINTOWN Man awaiting trial indicted in girl's rape

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Two charged in crack cocaine raid

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

WELLSVILLE Auditor puts village in fiscal emergency

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

TRUMBULL ATHLETIC AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Fox to broadcast area football games

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

MERCER COUNTY SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Panel: Change ward boundaries

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

RECOMMENDED Commission nominees

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Conference's running backs in position to gain attention

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP Officials OK ordinance for adult businesses

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

The wheels on the van go round and round

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

TRUMBULL COUNTY Group purchase to cut gas prices

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Struthers street foreman to retire under a cloud

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

HERMITAGE ZONING Lawyer rethinks building plans

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

WARREN Program is ranked nationally

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Sign-language classes

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Friday night football

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

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August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Phillips, Pavlansky challenged by change

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Council approves checking backgrounds

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

SCRAPPERS Late rally rescues sloppy defense

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Set at safety: College queries have Smith on the defensive

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Girard school board member deserves better

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Man, 71, faces sex-conduct charge

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Sharpsville looks to return to title form

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

HOWLAND Artist's tunes groove throughout the area and beyond

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

SHARON, PA. Business owners: Lane takes toll

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Government: Beware of lies

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

TRUMBULL COUNTY Group buying to slash gas prices

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Hearing to be held to discuss proposed phone regulations

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Beatles exhibit to open at Vocal Hall

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Man with baseball bat attempts to rob women

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Pilot makes emergency landing

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

'Grandpa Bill' is bound over to jury

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN School district receives award

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

COURTS

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN Man dressed in black found shot to death

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

WARREN Council approves legislation to create position

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

BIRTHS

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Searching for robber of gas station

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

LISBON Officials seek finances for county airport hangar

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

House fires break out in Farrell, Sharon

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

SURPLUS FOOD

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

2001 OHSAA FOOTBALL REGIONS

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

YOUNGSTOWN Complaint alleges man was in danger

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

DECONSTRUCTING A & amp;F's SOFT PORN

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

GIRARD FISCAL COMMISSION Officials offer 5 for state panel

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

SHARON, PA. Sewer fee increase to correct problems

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

STEEL VALLEY CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

Skill players returning to Hurricanes

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

DISTRICT TEAMS AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

CRIMESTOPPERS Greater Youngstown

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

NILES Council will consider ward-boundary changes

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

MCDONALD Apologies sought by village officials

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

New agreement targets location of plant work

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

ON THE AIR Radio broadcast schedule

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

St. E's Safety Village

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

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WARREN Deputy says he foiled try

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AT A GLANCE

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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

August 23rd, 2001 at 12:00 AM

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


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