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XAustintown Fitch High School Class of 1991 will hold its 10-year reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27

SCRAPPERS Struggles continue in loss

Williamsport tied the game in the ninth inning before winning it in the 10th. By BILL ALBRIGHT

LABRAE District must raise $9M for new school

The new building would replace two elementaries and the high school. LEAVITTSBURG -- LaBrae Local

GIRARD Pyrotechnician ends 47-year career with a bang

He holds Zambelli International's safety record. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth James and Laurinda Mayor, 2367 Mount Vernon Ave., Youngstown, girl, July

Kalaman-Marucci wedding date to be Aug. 11

CANFIELD -- Mr. and Mrs. George Marucci, 43 Lakhani Drive, are announcing the engagement of their

Blaugrund-Brown engagement is made known

BOARDMAN -- William and Kathleen Brown, 446 Ewing Road, are announcing plans for the upcoming

CANFIELD Doctor talks about life in public eye, her future

Dr. Jerri Nielsen went to the South Pole looking for adventure. She found it. Now, she's looking for

FARMING IN THE VALLEY A little on the dry side

Most crops are growing well and are disease free. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

AUSTINTOWN Fitch tightens rule on absences

The school board awarded contracts for paving and for ceiling replacement. AUSTINTOWN -- Students

ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball & amp; softball

BASEBALL Pony (age 13) Canfield 12, Boardman 5 -- Canfield won the Pony district tournament by

PA. FIREFIGHTERS Rallying for funds

The two lawmakers rallying in Sharpsville couldn't stop their colleagues from cutting the funding

HUBBARD Grant to help set up EMT training

A new law is designed to protect consumers from buying homes and other buildings that could flood.

17TH DISTRICT U.S. has pages withheld by Traficant

The government has given early notice of what it intends to use at the congressman's trial. By

YOUNGSTOWN Official: Jailers acted properly

Mitchell has been in a coma since Friday night and remains in critical condition. By IAN HILL

MERCER Judge denies appeal of murder conviction

Ronald Fuller was convicted of shooting to death a 13-year-old boy. MERCER, Pa. -- A Mercer County

Schobinger, Weese rite set for mid-August

WHITEHOUSE -- Angela Marie Schobinger and William Scott Weese, both of 6648 Long St., are announcing

POLICE BLOTTER Canfield city, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY July 15 Burglary: Two sisters who live in an

Panel recommends full-time tax post

Panel recommends full-time tax post WARREN -- A committee charged with making suggestions to

LAWRENCE COUNTY Program's focus: halting bad checks

The eight-hour course will teach people how to manage money. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW

Miss Hendrickson, James Neary to be married Aug. 11

Announcement of the engagement of Shannon Hendrickson, 93 Mayflower Drive, Boardman, and James

Valley's economic boom is cause for optimism

Opinion: It should come as no surprise that the Mahoning Valley's economic growth in the last decade did not


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Anthony D. Scandy Jr., 31, of 17018 Heiser Road, Berlin

Snappers, Boys of Summer in finale

STRUTHERS -- The Lake Erie Snappers were scheduled to play Boys of Summer South at Cene Park today


AGENDA WEDNESDAY Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.

Forum Health, YGDNA disagree about circumstances of talks

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The two sides didn't meet face-to-face Monday. BOARDMAN -- An eight-

At tax centers, IRS agents still can't get it right

Opinion: You would think that after Congress demanded that the Internal Revenue Service restate its mission

Probe continues into traffic accident

Probe continues into traffic accident SOUTHINGTON -- The investigation continues into an accident

Garden party planned

Garden party planned YOUNGSTOWN -- Jubilee Gardens will have its annual garden party in

DOMINION EAST OHIO Workers to vote on 5-year pact

Increasing health-care costs led the gas company to demand concessions, a union official said. By

Person dies in fire

Person dies in fire EAST LIVERPOOL -- An adult is dead after a duplex fire early today.

MERCER COUNTY Sentence in assault on girl

The girl told police she eventually told her mother about the assaults. By VIRGINIA ROSS

BROOKFIELD Charges not filed in blast

Pennsylvania officials and federal agents will continue looking into the explosion. By PEGGY

Masked gunman breaks into home, demands money

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A masked gunman forced his way into a North Liberty Street home and demanded

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple OK FOR NOW: If this is July, then corn should be knee high. It's

WARREN WATER DEPARTMENT Officials investigate alleged truck misuse

A councilwoman said the allegation should be taken seriously because of the potential abuse of

Lisa M. Renner to be bride in August rite

SIDNEY -- James and Mary Renner, 18181 Sharp Road, and Sharon Renner 544 S. Franklin St., are

ARENA PROJECT Board considers choice for law firm

The law firm does not have a cap on how much it can bill the arena board for legal fees during its

MERCER COUNTY Agency, bank help people save for home

First National Bank of Pennsylvania is the program's local banking partner. SHARON, Pa. -- Low- to

Presentation on singing

Presentation on singing SHARON, Pa. -- Dave Crawley from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council will

Superintendent named

TRANSFER, Pa. -- The Reynolds School Board has elected Anthony S. Trosan the new schools

WARREN Suit seeks devices' return

The owners say they're losing money while the machines are in the city's possession. By PEGGY


Who: Dodgers (Adams 4-3) at Pirates (J. Anderson 5-8). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WBZY-AM (1280), FOX

Poeppelman, DiRenzo troth is announced

VERSAILLES -- James and Kay Poeppelman, 9442 Barnes Road, are announcing the engagement of their

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Web site strives to quash job obstacles for blind

"Alz yr cmptv zsh." The robotic words are indecipherable across the phone wires. Fernando

SEARCH COMPLETE YSU names Strollo as director of athletics

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University President Dr. David Sweet announced today that Ron Strollo

Keep gambling out of church, government out of charity

Opinion: Keep gambling out of church, government out of charity EDITOR: Twice I have spoken with Cal

Court date set for two men charged with firing at home

NILES -- Two McDonald men will return to court next week to face charges accusing them of shooting

Miss Jacobson, William Newell to be married

A late-summer wedding is planned by Kimberly Jacobson, 118 Viall Road, Austintown, and William

AUSTINTOWN Children inhale chemicals

One of the five children involved was in guarded condition today. AUSTINTOWN -- Five children were

Judge gives Downey probation in drug case

Judge gives Downey probation in drug case INDIO, Calif. -- Robert Downey Jr., who faced a possible

Hen's companion turns out just ducky

Agatha the hen befriended Malcolm the duck when they were both just babies. ART AVAILABLE IN A HALF

YOUNGSTOWN Witness tells of struggle

Mitchell has been in a coma since Friday night and remains in critical condition. By IAN HILL

Contentious officials must remember who elected them to office

Opinion: Contentious officials must remember who elected them to office EDITOR: It seems as if every


Opinion: Chicago Tribune: What's so funny about manufacturing? Nothing, really. Cranking out widgets can be

17TH DISTRICT Prosecutors have pages that Traficant withheld

The government has given early notice of what it plans to use at the congressman's trial. By