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Shoaf to become superintendent

Fourth- and fifth-graders will return to Tod Woods School until the intermediate school is finally

NILES Truck bursts into flames at mall; no sign of arson

The explosion witnesses heard was probably a tire blowing up, a firefighter said. By PEGGY

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Mandy Valentin, John Creatura to wed Sept. 21

Mandy Valentin of Boardman and John Creatura of Austintown are engaged. The bride-to-be is a


AIRPORT Domestic carriers Some airlines that have provided passenger service at Youngstown-

Markovich-Rose wedding is set for early September

POLAND -- Donald and Nancy Glista of Poland are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Lori

Gearhart-Ferris engagement is announced

HUBBARD -- Karen and Gary Lee Gearhart, 3682 Creed Ave., announce the engagement of their daughter,


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Council: Mayor fails to inform us

The mayor disputes council's complaints. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN --

Officials ponder future service

The airline pays about $90,000 a year to the airport. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

GIRARD Principal's lawyer threatens school board with legal action

The principal was the first administrator to alert parents of problems at the Intermediate School.

LIBERTY Suspect in fight is arrested after trying to flee in cop car

The driver faces several charges, including fleeing from police. LIBERTY -- Police were searching

OUR GOOD COOKS This raw deal is tasty

The Youngstown man is committed to spreading the word about the benefits of a raw-food diet. By

Man pleads no contest in drug case

CAMPBELL -- An Arizona man will spend 63 days in Mahoning County Jail after he pleaded no contest in

Parents announce Cooke-Whirrett engagement

The engagement of Amy Lynne Cook and James Michael Whirrett, both of 4934 E. Rockwell Road,

NEW CASTLE Officials to decide fate of homes

The homes were put on sale by the city school district. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE

Putting money on the line

Packard is spending millions to upgrade local plants to improve quality and efficiency. By DON

Teen-ager accuses man of raping her after AA meeting

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 17-year-old girl said she was raped by a 57-year-old Boardman man who drove her home

Council to probe link in liquor sales, crime

Council is split on whether or not to shut down the businesses. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas F. Featsent, 47, of 1921 Birchtrace, Austintown, and

Wellsville Sons of Italy set for festival

WELLSVILLE -- The Wellsville Sons of Italy fifth annual Italian Festival will be Aug. 2-4 at 327

Electricity demand soars to record

First Energy adopted strategies to increase power supply and reduce demand. YOUNGSTOWN -- First

Linda Cunningham to be bride of Gregory Thomas

NEGLEY -- Announcement is being made by Mr. and Mrs. William Cunningham Jr. of Commerce Street of

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Petition seeks repeal of bond

Several minority advocacy organizations are putting on the pressure. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

SALEM Worker injured in explosion

Authorities aren't sure what triggered the blast, but they think it may have been an ignition device

Dean-Scott wedding is set for Sept. 2

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Dean of Youngstown are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

LPGA NOTEBOOK Giant Eagle Classic

Lopez out: Nancy Lopez, a LPGA Hall of Fame member and the 1993 champion of the Giant Eagle LPGA

PITTSBURGH. Jury indicts woman in check fraud

PITTSBURGH -- A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted a Farrell, Pa., woman on charges she

Criminals with long records must be dealt with harshly

Opinion: Judge Robert P. Milich may be right when he says that it's a "nightmare" dealing with the flood of

'99 champion likes change, says she's in comfort zone

The past winner has relatives in the Akron and Pittsburgh areas. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR

2 injured in crash

2 injured in crash GREENE -- A 34-year-old man is in serious condition today at Cleveland

YOUNGSTOWN Ruling is for Hawks in lawsuit

The team owner had the right to terminate the contract of General Manager Marlee Juranovich. By


Who: Pirates (D. Williams 1-2) at Cubs (Lieber 12-5). When: 2:20 Radio: WBZY-AM (1280)

Defense contracts face scrutiny from U.S. secretary


The property committee of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp., the city's

The property committee of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp., the city's

Grand jury to hear parents' case

If convicted of all the charges, each parent could face up to 61/2 years in prison. By PEGGY

Ameritech says service is improved

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN YOUNGSTOWN -- Ameritech, which was under siege a year ago because of

Spagnola shedding his 'title'

The Giant Eagle store owner says he's gotten better over the years. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

Fall wedding for Kathy Janik, Chris Ignazio

BOARDMAN -- Plans for the autumn wedding of Kathy A. Janik, 27652-D Westchester Parkway, Westlake,

Judy-Kerr rite is planned for mid-September

AUSTINTOWN -- Robert and Jackelyn Judy, 163 Maple Leaf Drive, are announcing plans for the coming

CRAIG BEACH Village to handle ordinance violators

Deputies make five to 10 arrests and write about 12 traffic citations a month in the village. By

REGION Heat fits kids' business to a tea

The intense heat helps businesses that specialize in keeping people cool. By PHIL NOVAK

Richard's return sparks memories

She won the Phar-Mor in Youngstown event in 1991. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


AGENDA THURSDAY Mahoning County District Board of Health, 8:30 a.m., 50 Westchester Drive,

Miss Zander, Jason Turos plan Sept. 8 wedding

WILLOUGHBY -- Pamela Zander and Jason Turos, both of 2215 River Road, are announcing plans for their


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Brad and Kristen Sackella, 808A Woodfield Court, Boardman, girl, July 24.




POLICE BLOTTER Canfield, Austintown Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY July 16

Ann Wright and Eric Watt to be married

The engagement of Ann K. Wright and Eric T. Watt, both of Bowling Green, is announced by their

DAMASCUS PROJECT Skip lower bid, officials suggest

Commissioners will have the final say on which contractor is hired. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

COLUMBIANA Artists register for Festival of the Arts

Organizers invite local artists to display their work at the festival. COLUMBIANA -- Nearly 300

301 yards: Zedlitz is winner for third time

The LPGA golfer impressed herself with her longest drive. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS

Oh, baby! Winner hits 252-yard drive

The amateur player said her strategy was to keep the ball in the fairway. By BRIAN RICHESSON

Police ask for help in finding boy missing from Youngstown home

Police ask for help in finding boy missing from Youngstown home YOUNGSTOWN -- Anyone who sees

LORDSTOWN 6 applicants seek position on board

The person selected would serve until the end of this year. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Tammie Green has mixed feelings about the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic's move from Avalon Lakes Golf

Tammie Green has mixed feelings about the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic's move from Avalon Lakes Golf

Green's putt rules

The Ohio native's 10-foot-putt on the 18th green netted her team the win. By PETE MOLLICA

YOUNGSTOWN Official: No repeal for bond issue

Several minority advocacy organizations are putting on the pressure. By PETER H. MILLIKEN and

NILES MIDDLE SCHOOL District takes an alternative route

The new entrance will improve safety, the school board president said. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Parents announce Meredith-Smith engagement

Regina Noel Meredith, 214 Trumbull Ave., Girard, and Stanley Edward Smith III, 4046 Lanterman Road,

Beaver trustees

Beaver trustees NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m.

GAIL WHITE Pupil inspires teacher to take action for orphans

"I believe I am supposed to be teaching about life, not just subjects," said Dianna Rickard,

LAKE MILTON Man arrested in theft of audio equipment

The Youngstown man confessed to vandalism and theft charges. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF

RR crossings request

RR crossings request COLUMBUS -- Ohio Rail Development Commission has asked the Public Utilities

Local casino could bring the Valley back to life

Opinion: Local casino could bring the Valley back to life EDITOR: Why, oh why, do we have so many stupid


Opinion: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Even if you don't have social anxiety disorder, persistent heartburn or

Players: We like both courses

There's no chance of being bored by the Squaw Creek course, one player said. By BRIAN RICHESSON