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The Skeaths mark golden jubilee at family dinner

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. William Skeath of 61 Ferncliff Ave. were honored for their 50th wedding


OHIO Grant funds available COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is accepting

Topless tanner says she's legal

A Struthers woman says the weather, not the law, is the main thing keeping her from sunbathing

Reception held for Standohars on anniversary

GIRARD -- Vernon's Cafe and Banquet Center in Niles was the setting for a dinner and reception held

Covenant Lodge to mark 105th anniversary

GIRARD -- Covenant Lodge No. 59, Free and Accepted Masons, will celebrate its 105th anniversary with

LORDSTOWN From owners' lips to GM's ear

Car owners and plant officials had a rare chance to interact. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF

Tickets for Xtreme fight

Tickets for Xtreme fight AUSTINTOWN -- Tickets will go on sale Wednesday for the local debut of


These city and state ordinances pertain to public indecency. Ohio revised code: No person shall


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Queenofmountain (Smith)19.606.003.00 Windsatilting

LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

AUSTINTOWN -- Gregory Greenwood, owner of Greenwood Chevrolet on Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, has

FLORAL AND FINE ARTS Two new contests challenge artists to race against the clock

A work of art in 20 minutes or even two hours? Fair officials are betting this year's visitors can


Who: Scrappers (21-43) at Staten Island Yankees (41-25). When: 5. Radio: WBBW-AM (1240).


By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER Northern Michigan is a freshwater nautical paradise

Plaskon 50th to be celebrated at family event

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Plaskon of Sun City Center, formerly of Hubbard and

HISTORY CHANNEL Actor from area portrays man who drilled first oil well

'This Week in History' will air Monday night at 8. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Aug. 26: TODAY VVA 135, Vietnam Veterans, at American Legion

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL United tops Asthabula Edgewood

Jim Smith, who in 1956 scored United's first ever touchdown, attended the game. By JOHN BUTERA

Festivities in Unity

Festivities in Unity UNITY -- Amusement rides, a sports memorabilia auction and firefighters in a

SCRAPPERS Mendoza pitches six strong to beat Yanks

Todd Pennington and Todd Culp relieved and allowed just one hit in final three innings. STATEN


TODAY 1-7 p.m.: Booth setup and distribution of packets to advisers, Building 25. MONDAY 1-9

Prescriptions program

Prescriptions program WARREN -- Women of Faith and Power Ministries offers a Med's Program, at

JAMES DULLEY Cutting your utility bills Growing climbing vines, trellis helps cool a home

Q. The afternoon sun gets intense and there is no room for shade trees. I thought about building a


By ASHLEY POWERS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- The countdown is under way. A few cars

SCOTT SHALAWAY Monarch butterflies have banner year in 2001

Last winter disturbing news came from the mountains of central Mexico. Millions of dead monarch


LORRAINE RUSU BRYAN GARCHAR AUSTINTOWN -- Spending their honeymoon in Hawaii are Bryan Garchar and

OUTSTANDING FAMILIES Adumas, Ohlins win honors

Outstanding Mahoning County families have been recognized every year since 1963. By PHIL NOVAK

PENNSYLVANIA Program honors veterans of WWII with diplomas

To be eligible for Operation Recognition, veterans must meet several requirements. By HAROLD GWIN

Anniversary celebration held for Sciortinos

YOUNGSTOWN -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sciortino, 6725 Lockwood Blvd.,

Help for fair-goers

Help for fair-goers CANFIELD -- Boardman Medical Supply will provide wheelchair, stroller, wagon


KATHLEEN DURKIN JAMES HOUCK YOUNGSTOWN -- The Hawaiian island of Maui is the honeymoon destination

THE MOFFS Governor likely to revisit farm family

Taft will cut the ribbon to officially open the fair. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

KEYSTONE CLIPS Grove City College boasts largest class

Grove City College officials said one of the largest freshman classes in its history, 589 students,


IF YOU GO Drake Well Museum The museum is on the site where, in 1859, Edwin Drake drilled the

Drill we must? No, not really, at least not at this moment

Opinion: No one has ever accused President Bush of being conservative when it comes to the desire to drill

Korean War vets to build memorial

About 120 from the Mahoning Valley died in the Korean War, the head of a veterans group said. By


LOCAL At Barnes & amp; Noble U & raquo;On Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. author Michael Maloney will

Prices haven't hurt sales

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN One Valley ice cream franchise pays nearly double what it paid last

Toth's gardens blossom with interest

HUBBARD -- Rodney Toth will hold an open house at his gardens, 5637 W. Liberty St., from 10 a.m. to

ROAD WORK Mercer County The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be repairing various roadways in the county next week. Motorists are advised to use caution:

Interstate 79: U.S. Route 62 to the Lawrence County line: Patching. County Line Road: State Route

Steelers' offense shows up

The Detroit Lions' running backs gained only 57 yards on 15 carries. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR

Fellowship keeps slave's story alive

The gravestone for runaway slave Charles Washington will be dedicated during a ceremony in

WESTERN RESERVE VILLAGE New church finds its place in history

The nondenominational church was built from scratch with private donations. By IAN HILL

Stars to shine for fair concerts

CANFIELD -- Inside the grandstands, the 2001 Canfield Fair will feature nationally known country and

Concession work means more than money for grad

Jim Culp says the Canfield Fair is his favorite. By PHIL NOVAK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

BUDGETING Annual expenditures add up to one big bill

Costs to maintain the Canfield Fair's facilities are a year-round concern. By MARALINE KUBIK

A pitch for the perfect job

An open letter and words of advice to all the young people: In the next few years, many of you


VETERANS Free health screenings The Mobile Outreach Team from the Veterans Affairs Medical

Alabama brochures

Alabama brochures The State of Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel has just released two new

DiRusso's Sausage celebrates 37th year at the Canfield Fair

The vendor is sponsoring the Rooster Crowing Contest and the Hay, Grain and Fruit Building this

MIKE BRAUN DOW to finalize dates for ducks

The mailbag on the Vindicator Outdoors desk -- both snail mail and electronic -- is bursting at the


BLOOD DRIVES TUESDAY American Red Cross Austintown Donor Center, 57 Westchester Drive, noon to 7


SCRAPPERS STATISTICS (Through games of Aug. 24) BATTING ABRHHRRBIAvg. Rickie Morton

AREA ATTRACTIONS History, music museums

Arms Family Museum of Local History -- 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, (330) 743-2589: "Far From Home:

DAY BY DAY Grandstand shows

Schedule of entertainment during the Canfield Fair: Wednesday: Brad Paisley, 8 p.m. ($10 for

Jacksons mark golden jubilee at family dinner

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Jackson of 1390 Kenneth St. were honored Aug. 4 at a family

CRIME SOLVER Mercer County

A bank robbery is the focus of Mercer County Crime Solvers this week: Crime: Robbery. Location:

Needed: Black male teachers

Look inside America's classrooms, and you're not likely to see a black man behind the teacher's

Chopko 50th anniversary is marked during a dinner at the Avalon Inn

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vitikas, 2398 Chaney Circle, were honored during a reception Aug.


Tasks people like least Zep, which makes a whole line of cleaning products including organic

WHAT'S FREE Canfield Fairgrounds

Many attractions at the 155th Canfield Fair may be enjoyed at no cost. Here are some: Animals:


JAMIE ADKINS ANTHONY SCANDY JR. BOARDMAN -- The gazebo at Boardman Township Park was the setting


SATURDAY'S SCORES AREA East Liverpool 26, Mooney 8 United 29, Ashtabula Edgewood 12 Windham

BRIAN RICHESSON | Scrappers Ojeda coaching Cyclones to top

If the Brooklyn Cyclones end up winning the New York-Penn League championship this season, they'll

Closed-door sessions must be the exception

Opinion: We are well aware that Ohio's open meetings law gives public officials the ability to meet behind

Amy Lindgren, a career-advice columnist, makes her first appearance on Monday's business page. She

Amy Lindgren, a career-advice columnist, makes her first appearance on Monday's business page. She

JACK WOLLITZ Inches might as well be miles

One mistake made all too frequently by anglers is missing their target. Inches might as well be

Medinas observe 50th anniversary by renewing their marriage vows

CAMPBELL -- Friends and relatives were in attendance as Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Medina, 591 Breetz

Nagys honored at buffet dinner for 50th jubilee

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. William Nagy of 2456 Redgate Lane were honored Aug. 19 at a buffet


Up next: The Steelers wrap up the preseason here Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with an exhibition game

UW kickoff breakfast

UW kickoff breakfast NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The United Way of Lawrence County will have its 2001

Novotny 65th jubilee marked at family event

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Novotny, 442 Ninth St., marked their 65th wedding anniversary by

TEAM EXTREME Cyclist's stunts will thrill audience

The Team Extreme champion will perform at 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday. By

ACTIVITIES Events to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Area residents are invited to participate in a walk-a-thon and golf outing. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

DAILY SHOWS Musical group serves up family entertainment

A talented family will be making its 10th Canfield Fair appearance. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR

Manager: People donating time are excellent workers

CANFIELD -- Every year, hundreds of people volunteer to work at the Canfield Fair, judging contests,


St. Joseph Jennifer Wichryk and Adam White, 96 Westgate Drive, Newton Falls, girl, Aug. 24.


AGENDA MONDAY Austintown Township zoning hearing, 6 p.m.; regular meeting, 7 p.m., 82 Ohltown

Dinner in Howland honors Sullivans in celebration of 25th anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sullivan, Overlook Avenue, observed their 25th wedding

BARE FISTS: A HISTORY OF BARE-KNUCKLE PRIZE FIGHTING For nearly 200 years, a bloody sport lived

Matches often lasted for several hours with the winner sometimes determined by death. By ROB STOUT


ADVERTISING BOARDMAN -- Maggie Courtney-Hedrich has been named vice president of business

THE ROBINSONS Family entertainment

The Robinson Family Singers will be performing at the Canfield Fair's Buckeye Manor Grove each day

Warner Road closing

Warner Road closing VIENNA -- Warner Road, on the Brookfield-Vienna township line between state

WARREN Murder trial scheduled to begin

If convicted, the 43-year-old man could face the death penalty. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Mistakes costly for Wildcats

Windham took advantage of Southington's turnovers and bad snaps for a 48-12 victory. By BOB ROTH

Girl Scouting adapts to the changing times

Troop leaders are taking on more projects and different topics to promote interest in the Girl

Organized bike tours offer scenic views

By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER Bicycling is a leisurely and scenic way to see

JUNIOR FAIR King, queen candidates These 4-H members topped the competition in community service, project work and interview skills:

DAVID BLEVINS Hometown: Canfield. School: 2001 graduate of Western Reserve High School. Parents:

'ALL THE KINGS HORSES' A show of battle techniques

Stately Lippizan stallions will debut at the Canfield Fair. By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

Want a cool, creamy treat? Step up to the window

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Local ice cream stands bring back memories of a bygone time. By

TRADITION Volunteers are fair's lifeblood

Volunteering is a way of life for some longtime fair-goers. By PHIL NOVAK VINDICATOR STAFF

GIRL SCOUTS Then and now

Girl Scouts say things have changed dramatically over the last 90 years. To illustrate that point,


MAHONING COUNTY DOCKET ENTRIES Chase Manhattan vs. John J. Deavers et al, dismissed. State of

CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the

Don't judge chiropractors by bad actions of a few

Opinion: EDITOR: This is in response to the letter in last Sunday's paper regarding chiropractors as

FUND-RAISER Visiting Nurse Association plans Fall Fantasy

Tickets for the benefit may be purchased by Friday. BOARDMAN -- Food, music and auctions will

Woman reports attempted rape

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report that a teen-age male

Cyber-school idea nets pupils and results

Opening enrollment is expected to be somewhere between 50 and 60 pupils. By HAROLD GWIN

RAY SWANSON | Keystoner Mazeroski deserved a spot in the Hall of Fame

I waited 24 years to hear Bill Mazeroski's acceptance speech into the Baseball Hall of Fame in

THE VINDICATOR Contest winners

Children from throughout Mahoning County and other areas entered this year's Vindicator Coloring


Alcohol was involved in 32 percent of the highway car crashes that led to fatalities in Ohio in

GREETERS It's not easy being a fair Howdy Girl

They spend about 60 hours a week handing out awards and greeting fair-goers. By IAN HILL

CANFIELD Traffic deters customers of area businesses

By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- Concessionaires might have a lot to crow

HUBBARD Ticket-fixing case draws residents' ire

One resident compared the police chief's actions to the pope's going into a porn shop. By TIM

BENEFIT AHA to sponsor annual Heart Walk

The event will take place at two area locations. YOUNGSTOWN -- The American Heart Association will

Bulb planting gadgets really break ground

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT As summertime's sizzle gives way to chilly autumn

CLARK, PA. Low water levels prompt precautions, warnings

It's bad, but not as bad as the drought that hit the region a couple years ago, a corps spokesman

ON THE TRACK Area driver is a hit in demolition derby

Bill Nagy from Hubbard has won other derbies, but Canfield's has always eluded him. By PHIL NOVAK

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULES Libraries in Mahoning and Trumbull counties

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF YOUNGSTOWN AND MAHONING COUNTY "America's Museum -- Butler Institute of American


SPECIAL EVENTS The Youngstown Power Squadron will hold a 5 week basic boating course starting