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JACK WOLLITZ Diligence keeps water flowing

With three-quarter of the earth's surface covered by water, it's easy to take our precious liquid

YSU Board delays raise for Sweet

YSU's top administrators got 3 percent raises as of July 1. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

SCOTT SHALAWAY These moths can be mistaken for birds

If it looks like a hummingbird, flies like a hummingbird, and feeds like a hummingbird, it should be


St. Elizabeth Gregg and Rebecca Lopuchovsky, 3348 Lewis-Seifert Road, Hubbard, twins: girl and

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Program's enrollment

Program's enrollment NILES -- The enrollment period for a city-endorsed natural-gas program has

Kiwanis Club to celebrate 85th year

BOARDMAN -- The Kiwanis Club of Youngstown will celebrate its 85th anniversary at a dinner

Coroner: Man who died in woods had a heart attack

HARLANSBURG, Pa. -- Authorities say a man found dead in the woods in Scott Township died of natural

NILES Kitchen duty's a tradition at festival

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- For five days each July, Our Lady of Mount

Mike Krake heads Struthers Rotary

BOARDMAN -- Struthers Rotary Club installed new officers during a dinner meeting July 13 at Antone's

MIKE BRAUN Pa. family cleans up at trap shoot

The Pascoes of New Castle, Pa., turned in a stellar family performance last weekend at the West

New principal chosen in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA -- Longtime Salem resident Fred Kunar will begin duties Aug. 1 as Columbiana High School

Connoisseurs of cuisine

Lucille Soltesz, above, gets ready to box up pizzas while Dick Dubiel, left, lugs a tray of the very

YSU PAY Raise amounts

Most top administrators at Youngstown State University got 3 percent pay raises as of July 1. Top 10


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Glen R. Lightbody, 38, of 742 Notre Dame, Austintown, and

Pavlik bursts onto scene

Kelly Pavlik learned to fight on the backyard football fields of Youngstown. "I was always

'Bring it on'

By ASHLEY POWERS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER KENT -- If a cheerleader were to craft this


FESTIVAL Scheduled activities The 68th festival started Wednesday and runs through Sunday at the

GUILFORD LAKE Divers to look for Middleton Township woman

LISBON -- Searchers are expected to scour Guilford Lake next week for a Middleton Township woman who

MAHONING COUNTY Carano discusses party's fee plan

Some Democratic officeholders question the wisdom of requiring elected officials to pay 5 percent of

SANDLOTS Express sweeps to Ruth crowns

The teams won both the 13-year-old and the 14-15 titles. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Express swept

Following rules of the road

Opinion: The Boardman Police Department has taken a good first step to protect innocent bystanders from the


UThe telephone numbers in Sunday's listings for the Diabetes Helpline and for the prenatal breast-


SPECIAL EVENTS A special Men's and Women's Recreational Day is scheduled Aug. 25 at the Bieber

WARREN Former landfill owner gets more jail time

He finished serving a six-month jail sentence last month. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

Campers hit the books

The reading program gives kids a chance to discover an early love of literature. By NANCY TULLIS


CLUBS XParents of Performing Arts will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the senior citizens room at the

GAIL WHITE It's adolescence, and the aliens have landed

I have a 12-year-old alien living in my house. I suspect that one night when my son Robert was

TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners move on clearing trench

The study recommended a much more expensive solution. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


Opinion: EDITOR: On behalf of the Grow Mahoning Valley committee, I would like to thank Gov. Bob Taft for

PennDOT won't fund traffic signals

Traffic volume on U.S. Route 224 in Union Township isn't considered heavy enough for a signal.

Congregation will rebuild after fire

WARREN -- The 40 or so people who worship each week in Austin Village Baptist Church are looking for

BRISTOL RAPE Lawyer: Mom had trust in teen

Both adults have been released from jail after posting bond. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

NEW CASTLE Council OKs agreement for project

Project work must start within 30 days of the state's approval of the contract. By LAURE CIOFFI

Boardman Lions Club inducts officers

BOARDMAN -- The Boardman Lions Club held installation of new officers for 2001-02 at a dinner June

West Branch board buys new textbooks

West Branch board buys new textbooks BELOIT -- New textbooks are coming to West Branch schools.

QUOTES About the proposal

"It suggests that the endorsement process is tied to money and the precinct committee people don't


Who: Hudson Valley (17-12) at Scrappers (6-24). When: 7:05. Radio: WBBW-AM (1240).

COLON CASE Second gag order angers girl's family

A family friend called the order asinine. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN

AUSTINTOWN Man is arraigned on burglary charge

The suspect had to be shaken awake by police. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN

Car hits 12-year-old who rode bike into its path

SALEM -- Christian Milhoan, 12, of 1448 Cleveland St., rode his bicycle into a car's path about 4:39

DORSEY NICHOLSON Earnhardt portrait to assist needy

The artist donated the painting to New Covenant Worship Center Ladies Ministry. By VERONICA GORLEY

BOARDMAN Teacher's hearing is delayed

Authorities believe the Chaney student has run away from home again. BOARDMAN -- A pre-trial

LISBON Family says funeral home was disrespectful, inappropriate

Punitive damages of $750,000 are being sought. LISBON -- The family of a deceased man is suing a

Mother faces charges

Mother faces charges YOUNGSTOWN -- A 22-year-old mother has been charged with child endangering


SHOOTING Vienna club members earn state titles Two members of the Vienna Cougars junior rifle

WARREN Secretary protests relocation of office without telling her

Commission members say they have no problem with the move. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

Breakfast at the Lake

Breakfast at the Lake CORTLAND -- The speaker at this month's "Breakfast at the Lake" is Gene

Park programs look at rocks, wildlife

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- Programs about fossils, wildlife habitats and recycling are to begin this


Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Illegal immigration is such a complicated and emotional issue that the very words

NILES SCHOOLS Plan for facility has support

The district is part of a group of schools seeking a grant to improve American- history teaching.

Postal Service bonus plan is ill-timed, unwarranted

Opinion: Here's another item for your "Only In Government" file: The U.S. Postal Service is facing a $2

MAHONING VALLEY Nurses will vote on pact with Forum

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The two sides reached the agreement quietly, without a third party and

BOARDMAN New chase policy invoked

An officer said police have information about the vehicle and the driver. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

Canfield Fair contest

Canfield Fair contest CANFIELD -- Crafting art from a bag of household scraps is the challenge of