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Drs. Christopher and Christine Pelic of Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of Poland and Canfield,

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Forever Plaid." Carnation City Players, at Firehouse Theater, 450 E. Market, Alliance,

EASTWOOD MALL Unexpected detour fails to deter teen band Exit 14

By JENNINE ZELEZNIK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- The gazebo was empty. Instead of young


Opinion: Chicago Tribune: Although strict discipline helps to keep the peace in the nation's schools, the

Investigation continues in bomb scare

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Secret Service officials said an investigation into a bomb scare Monday night at

Scrappers set pace for season

Players were given an introduction to the type of training they'll receive at Mahoning Valley.


Held off voting on legislation banning the use of cell phones by motorists in a moving car in the

YOUNGSTOWN Montgomery discusses death penalty, schools

An Ohio death row inmate is more likely to die of old age than be executed, the attorney general

LISBON MRDD requests buying building

Officials agreed to replace the air-conditioning unit at a county department. By NORMAN LEIGH

Officials act on sewer project

Commissioners will vote today on whether to bail out the sinking project. By BOB JACKSON

Date announced for Dixie-Millin summer wedding

Davina Joy Dixie, 2122 Robbins Lane, Niles, a daughter of Arthur and Mary Dixie, 423 Clearmount

WARREN Dispute puts jobs for youths on hold

Summer help from youths would not compromise union jobs, the city says. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

Dead pilot's abandoned car found in Centennial Park

SALEM -- A clue in the search for information of a Harrison County man's death was discovered in the

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SCRAPPERS Gay assumes leadership role

He's currently making a comeback after two off-season surgeries have slowed him down. By BRIAN

CSU standout Lillash excited to begin pro career

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- Keith Lillash is no stranger to Cafaro

Woman charged with Net fraud misses hearing

AUSTINTOWN -- A Leetonia woman charged with stealing more than $13,000 through the Internet auction

LIBERTY Casino Restaurant to take no chances

Through gaming, not gambling, those who can't afford to go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City will get a


St. Elizabeth Richard and Dawn Valley, 6723 Finland, Austintown, girl, June 13. Monalisa Mohn

Gazebo chosen for Green-Noel July wedding

YOUNGSTOWN -- Plans for the July wedding of Jennifer Green and Todd Noel, both of 7400 West Blvd.,

Nations must ratify U.N. treaty on child soldiers

Opinion: Say "minesweeper" to most people, and they would probably think of naval vessels especially

ROSTERS West Penn All-Star Game

SOUTH Dave Black, 5-11, 205, fb/lb, Union Area Eugene Hilton, 5-11, 155, qb/db, Union Area


The Youngstown Board of Control took the following action today: Gave severance pay to four police

STATE AUDIT Warren Water Department

Here are some weaknesses outlined in a special state audit that was to be released today: Office

Steel processor banks on upswing

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The project is the second expansion in about a year for United Steel

DISEASE OUTBREAK Hospital releases patient

If anything had gone differently, Christin Van Camp would not be here today, doctor says. By

Governor names new YSU trustees

YOUNGSTOWN -- Gov. Bob Taft appointed an attorney and a student to the Youngstown State University

SHARON Budget OK; grade plan will wait

The board will wait to vote on a policy that would require students participating in activities to

Telling Alma's tale

The screenwriter is proud of her upbringing in Youngstown. By MILAN PAURICH VINDICATOR

Audit hints about scam

The mayor said the audit contains very serious allegations. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

Benefit for the blind features Brass Taxi

Benefit for the blind features Brass Taxi WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- Brass Taxi, a self-described


On Monday, Youngstown State University's budget committee voted to recommend increasing tuition, not

New playground to be constructed

New playground to be constructed YOUNGSTOWN -- Caritas Communities, a partnership of Catholic

Israelis, not Palestinians are Holy Land aggressors

Opinion: Israelis, not Palestinians are Holy Land aggressors EDITOR: I am writing in response to a

New Middletown council OKs hiring of officer

New Middletown council OKs hiring of officer NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Village council approved hiring

WARREN Board hires new schools business chief

The new director has experience with school business operations. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

SHARPSVILLE Police merger study sought

Maintaining or improving services while controlling costs is the study target. By HAROLD GWIN

With volunteers' help, girls shelter to reopen


LTV CORP. Creditors panel joins pact talks

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Talks between the union and company were to resume today. By DON

LIBERTY Girard considers old high school

The idea is to have the old high school serve as a backup if the school doesn't reopen on time. By

Brookfield man convicted, awaits sentencing for bigamy

MERCER, Pa. -- An admitted bigamist from Brookfield could face up to two years in prison and a fine


Antioch Baptist Church, 110 Funston St., Youngstown, various commodities, 10 a.m. Friday. Bring

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Student mediator makes the most of bad situations

It's summer break for Evangelina Figueroa after a very good sixth-grade year at Sheridan Elementary

NILES OEPA questions remain

The state recommended that the city's plant chief do the job. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


AGENDA FRIDAY Mahoning River Consortium, 1 p.m., Kent State University Trumbull Campus,

Kimberly Howell and Scott Hynes to wed Aug. 4

The engagement of Kimberly Howell, daughter of Walter and Diane Howell of 13 Cherokee Drive, Girard,

Parents announce Mitchell-Blasko engagement

The engagement of Laura Kay Mitchell, 190 Carter Circle, Boardman, and Brian Joseph Blasko, 24


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Peter E. Houk, 34, of 2937 Bainbridge, Youngstown, and

INTERNET Phar-Mor forms partnership for online store


YOUNGSTOWN Parks projects

Youngstown Park and Recreation Department capital improvement projects completed since last June:

YOUNGSTOWN Panel recommends city seek proposals for towing

The members also discussed mandating annual taxicab safety inspections. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

TRUMBULL WATER Officials OK jump in rates

Increases will range from just over a half-percent to about 1.3 percent. By STEPHEN SIFF

Plans to go high tech

Youngstown needs to be brought into the high-tech age now, one official says. By DON SHILLING

Elbel-Corbett wedding planned for early July

HUBBARD -- Announced by Nancy Wittenauer, 47 Vida Ave., and Pete Elbel 1415 Collar-Price Road, is

WARREN City will get input on new tax position

A committee will draft a job description and recommend other changes. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

LOWELLVILLE Village budget faces $40,000 shortfall

The projected reduction in tax collection is being attributed to loss of industry in the village.

EAST LIVERPOOL Sheriff's office investigates East Liverpool bridge jumper

The man survived the jump with only scrapes and bruises. EAST LIVERPOOL -- East Liverpool City

LAWRENCE COUNTY Prison in search of woman to act as full-time manager

The money saved in union differentials would pay for the post. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW

YOUNGSTOWN Late ex-mayor is praised

Jack C. Hunter devoted his life to helping others, those at his funeral said. By DAVID SKOLNICK

YOUNGSTOWN Woman: Shakoor 'wanted me to lie'

The woman sold her blood to send Shakoor money but said she won't lie for him. By BOB JACKSON

Alpine Springs announces acquisition

YOUNGSTOWN -- Alpine Natural Springs of New Waterford has acquired Wheeler Spring Water Co. of

GIRARD Council plans to discuss pay raise for police chief

Councilman Joseph Manente said the chief is not being singled out. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

HOWLAND Trustees hire company to probe calculation of fire, police levies

The amount generated by the departments' levies dropped about $10,000 last year. HOWLAND --

Trial request denied

Trial request denied YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge has denied a request

BOARDMAN Shooting prompts equipment upgrade

The shooting showed officials a potentially weak spot in officer protection. By JOHN W. GOODWIN

YOUNGSTOWN Longtime teacher leaves her mark on pupils, families


Warner Realty attempts to get decree reversed

Warner Realty attempts to get decree reversed WARREN -- Warner Realty, no address listed, has

Anna Manofsky, Jason Wallace to be married

WARREN -- The engagement of Anna Marie Manofsky, daughter of Raymond and Diane Manofsky of Warren,

NEW CASTLE Hope for public housing tenants

A similar project in Farrell received a $9 million federal grant. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

A place to play

By ASHLEY POWERS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Printed in crisp white letters on a blue

Jack C. Hunter, 1930-2001

Opinion: If Jack C. Hunter found it hard to believe that he had won the 1969 election for mayor of