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VALLEY RESULTS Proficiency tests

Ohio's fourth- and sixth-graders took state proficiency tests in math, reading, writing, citizenship

Deputies head for hog heaven on new Harleys

The specially equipped bikes will be exchanged for new ones at year's end. By BOB JACKSON

SCHEDULE Bible school

Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, 3813 Hadley Road, Clarks Mills, Pa. Theme: "Beach Trek."

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OHIO HOUSE Gasoline oversight proposed

YOUNGSTOWN -- State Rep. Timothy Grendell of Chesterland is co-sponsoring a bill calling for the

Arresting poster sparks contest

The -- ahem -- perpetrator says he had special secret double permission to display the poster at the

Braves' Burkett tames Pirates

Braves' Burkett tames Pirates Western Pennsylvania native John Burkett loved his first look at PNC

TRUMBULL COUNTY Dogged canvassers to check for licenses

Purchases of dog licenses dropped nearly 20 percent when the door-to-door crew didn't show up. By

WARREN COURT Several workers vote to unionize

This isn't the first time the municipal court employees have considered joining a union. By PEGGY

S. Range tops Valley test scores

The state's charter schools had among the lowest passing rates. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF

A glimmer of hope in Iran for democratic reform

Opinion: If Iranian President Mohammad Khatami can drum up sufficient support in next week's election, he

YOUNGSTOWN Spike Industries to repay funds

The company must relinquish management of its profit-sharing plan because of the violations.

TRACK AND FIELD Maplewood dethrones McDonald in state relay

McDonald's reign as state champion in the 4x800 relay the past two years was shattered by rival


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Paul M. Tucker, 24, of 7544 Market St., Youngstown, and

STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET Wilson's relay unit enjoys road to 11th

The Redmen's Lloyd Hewlett was fifth in the 100. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Confident Casi wins Division II long jump

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF DAYTON -- Alex Casi considers herself an emotional

YOUNGSTOWN Man is sentenced for illegal dumping

He must clean up his own mess and spend 10 hours cleaning up after others. By PAUL WHEATLEY

NILES Mosquito hunters check school site for health risk

Mosquito samples were collected in Brynhyfryd Park and on Fairhaven School property. By DENISE

Mahoning Co. judges ask state for an audit

The judges are concerned that the agency used public grants to pay legal expenses in a pending

YOUNGSTOWN Mayor's race narrows to 2

The independent said he will not run as a write-in. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

Beverly Morrow is president of Columbiana BPW club

COLUMBIANA -- New officers were installed when Columbiana Business and Professional Women's Club met

Well-balanced sound will strike up the band

By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER The flute may be small, but it's big when it comes to

IAAP DIVISION Joan Giba is president-elect of administrative professionals

The Youngstown resident is a member of Yo-Mah-O Chapter. CLEVELAND -- Joan E. Giba of Youngstown

MERCER COUNTY Primary Health to get tax-free help for project

The agency wants to buy a building it has been leasing since 1993. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

ON CAMPUS Area student athletes

WESTMINSTER Senior volleyball standouts Katie Barger from New Middletown Springfield High and

NEW CASTLE 5 men arrested after shootout near school

Pennsylvania State Police stopped the two cars they said were involved in the shootout. NEW

HELPING HANDS Volunteering

Volunteer Services Agency is the resource for volunteer recruitment, placement and management for

Bland surpasses all expectations, wins high jump

The Boardman High freshman went higher than even she imagined she could. By BRIAN RICHESSON

No, Mr. Traficant, we don't share your view of things

Opinion: Lest the nation think that all Mahoning Valley residents are either brain dead or have taken leave

STATE TRACK & amp; FIELD How area athletes fared

(Top four athletes in each heat and top eight relays qualified for today's finals. Final events

Hubbard candidate demands a recount

Hubbard candidate demands a recount WARREN -- After losing the election by three votes, Hubbard


ASSOCIATIONS XMahoning County Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon meeting June 13 at

ERNIE BROWN Reverend plans event as thank-you to safety forces

The Rev. Inez Ellis says it's time for the Youngstown community to say thank you to the men and

U.S., France near deal on suspect's extradition

U.S., France near deal on suspect's extradition WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has agreed


PEOPLE Jubilee celebrations CANFIELD -- Three sisters will each celebrate 50 years in the

WARREN POLICE Arresting poster sparks contest

The -- ahem -- perpetrator says he had special secret double permission to display the poster at the

Election board's hours

Election board's hours YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Board of Elections is extending its hours

DAVID MORETTI Build not with straw, but gold

Jesus Christ, having been crucified at the end of the Passover celebration, appeared to the


BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Heather M. Waller, 1939 S. Raccoon Road #5, Austintown, boy, June

PATRICIA C. SYAK | Symphony notes Orchestra offers more than music to Valley

The Youngstown Symphony Society makes an extraordinary contribution to the Mahoning Valley's

Olesko has 'best game' for Poland

The Poland catcher led the Bulldogs past Richmond Edison to the state title game. By BILL

THE KOVELS | Antiques and collecting Colored cut glass pieces are rare and expensive

Most 19th-century American cut glass was clear. Some rare and expensive pieces of colored glass were

AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball & amp; softball

BASEBALL Babe Ruth (ages 14-15) Youngstown Express 10, I.P.S. 0 -- Mike Eliseo and John Foty had


Who: Braves (Glavine 5-3) at Pirates (Olivares 2-5) When: 7:05. TV: TBS, FOX Sports Pittsburgh.

"Let's Have a Pat Boone Party" plates, paper, raised outer edge in orange, heart in center with

"Let's Have a Pat Boone Party" plates, paper, raised outer edge in orange, heart in center with