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Stories published June 21, 2001

KO DRUGS BOXING Fitch's Koval remains unbeaten

His first round heavyweight win was one of nine championship bouts on the card. By BOB ROTH


HOWLAND SCHOOLS Administrators discuss improvements needed

The school district is preparing to place a levy on the ballot in November. By STEPHEN SIFF


COLLEGE GRADE INFLATION

Opinion: Providence Journal: Grades are controversial on many campuses these days. We refer not so much to


SHENANGO VALLEY Coordinator likely to be picked in July

The previous coordinator resigned after getting an unfavorable review by the executive committee.


Officials plan appeal of ruling

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Columbiana County commissioners say they


YOUNGSTOWN Sherlock: Action is unfair to clerk

Commissioner Vicki Allen Sherlock said the clerk's proposed suspension is to settle a personal


NEW CASTLE School board OKs 6-mill tax increase

The board also rejected bids to move seven homes slated for demolition near the new high school.


LOCAL

LOCAL Mang is TCL chief John Mang, a long time area official, was named Commissioner of the Tri-


YOUNGSTOWN Police union, city differ over seniority issue

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- City patrol officers want to fill 10


ITALIAN FEST Events

AUG. 10 9 a.m.: Kickoff breakfast at The Hippodrome, 150 High St. 2 p.m.: Tiny King and Queen


WASHINGTON Lawmakers are split over how to prevent Great Lakes drilling

The Sierra Club argues that the federal government should become involved in the drilling issue.


EAST PALESTINE Accident sparks focus on safety

Park employees will be trained in CPR next week, the city recreation director said. By NANCY


98 Degrees show

98 Degrees show NILES -- Pop act 98 Degrees will perform Aug. 16 at Cafaro Field, stadium


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XTammy and Joe Shoaf, 332 Greenbriar Drive, Cortland, are announcing the birth of triplets June 14


COMMUNITY GRANTS

COMMUNITY GRANTS Mercer County Mercer county governments and agencies have secured nearly


WARREN MUNICIPAL COURT Standoff continues over part-time security

The police chief says Warren benefits by having officers on patrol instead of in court. By PEGGY


Man charged in assault of officer

SHARON, Pa. -- Police said a city code enforcement officer was attacked by the owner of an auto body


CRAIG BEACH Counclmen absences put pay on hold

One councilman skipped the meeting in protest. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CRAIG BEACH


Parking lot theft

Parking lot theft BOARDMAN -- Youngstown police arrested an undisclosed number of suspects after


Ohio Supreme Court reprimands Hanni

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Ohio Supreme Court's disciplinary counsel has issued a public reprimand against


Board plans traffic fixes

Supervisors noted a traffic light might resolve the problem, but the cost will be high. NEW


New clubs prove their metal

By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR WEATHERSFIELD -- RMI Titanium is making a new type of


City council handled these items Wednesday, the last regularly scheduled session before summer

City council handled these items Wednesday, the last regularly scheduled session before summer


MAUTHE PARK Concerts

The Struthers Music in the Park series runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mauthe Park, through


Man arrested in Grand Slam meal theft

AUSTINTOWN-- A South Raccoon Road man was arrested Wednesday morning when he showed up at the


NATION E-mail urges a voluntary blackout

A power shortage in Ohio is unlikely, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says. By PHIL NOVAK


Judge faces charges

Judge faces charges GIRARD -- A former Niles Municipal Court judge is scheduled to appear in court


AMUSEMENT PARKS Dark-ride enthusiasts go down a tunnel of love together

This group is daffy about old rides and funhouses. By JENNINE ZELEZNIK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


CLARK No fireworks show planned at Tara on the Fourth of July

The annual fireworks display attracted thousands to Shenango River Lake. CLARK, Pa. -- The sky


Insurance customers better off with new law

Opinion: Insurance customers better off with new law EDITOR: I read an attorney's recent letter to the


TICKET OUTLETS Eastwood Boxing Card

Krakusy Hall, 2205 South Ave., Youngstown. Patsy's Bar, 2212 Wilson Ave., Youngstown. Lou's Beer


Damage set at $40,000 in fire at Sharon home

SHARON, Pa. -- Damage is expected to total $40,000 in a fire that did extensive damage to a home at


ELM ROAD, HOWLAND D.I.Y. stores to close after inventory sale

Competition led to the end of Boardman's store in 1999; the rest of the stores will follow. By


Trumbull County Engineer, union to vote on proposal

The recommendations include employees' paying more for health care. WARREN -- A fact finder


Judge upholds deputy's reinstatement

By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- The brother of Phil Chance,


Scrappers lose in 13 innings

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF UTICA, N.Y. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers of 2000


ALLOCATION Grants

Trumbull County commissioners have decided how to disperse $586,000 allocated to the county by the


COLUMBIANA CO. Officials plan appeal of ruling on jail workers

Commissioners defended the procedure they used in agreeing to meet privately with a department head.


MCDONALD Panel presents report

Full-time ambulance service would almost certainly require a large increase in property or income


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Michael and Jeanette Davanzo, 174 Green Bay Drive, Youngstown, girl, June


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Woman shares story of a long life journey

Margaret Hupp is one of two Alterra Sterling House assisted living residents closing in on a century


Italian Festival returns to Warren in August

WARREN -- Billed as one of the oldest Italian festivals in Ohio, the Warren Italian American


STRUTHERS Apts. promptprotest

The building, located on Spring Street, is leaving neighbors feeling down in the dumps. By PAUL


DIFFERENCES Supply and demand

The differences in supply and demand of electricity in Ohio and California. CALIFORNIA Did not


Boy hurt when bike collides with police car

Boy hurt when bike collides with police car FARRELL, Pa. -- Police said a 10-year-old Wallis


CORTLAND Mayor dismisses lawsuit over hiring law director

The attorney representing the mayor said he was pleased the matter was resolved outside the


Reynolds board narrows search for schools chief

TRANSFER, Pa. -- Reynolds School Board expects to have a new superintendent picked before the end of


Out spokin' on criminals

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- As early as 6 a.m., men, mostly


MOSTLY MUSIC

MOSTLY MUSIC MONDAY MUSICAL CLUB The shows: Singer Melissa Manchester, 7 p.m. Oct. 14; jazz


Middle infielders 'special'

Bryce Uegawachi and Maximo Made are learning to work together. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT UThe phone number to reach the Bummer Fund, a not-for-profit organization that


NILES City to pay Fabrizio for extra work

The ordinance limits the additional $200 per month to six months. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


NILES Boxing show at Expo Center

Matchmaker Gregg Augustine is hoping Sunday's card will bring boxing back to yesteryear. By SAL


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POLICE CALLS Spring Street Apartments

Police received 26 calls concerning Spring Street Apartments since the beginning of the year: Jan.


SCRAPPERS NOTEBOOK From Utica, N.Y.

Making strides: After being held to three hits in the season opener Tuesday, the Scrappers struggled


Intruders attack, rob Pittsburgh man

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police said a 76-year-old Pittsburgh man was wrestled to the floor and his wallet


AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

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


Broadway musicals. Symphony performances. Dramas and comedies. Jazz and pop concerts. All are within

Broadway musicals. Symphony performances. Dramas and comedies. Jazz and pop concerts. All are within


Pa. legislator drops lawsuit

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- State Rep. Chris Sainato of Union Township, D-9th, has dropped a lawsuit against


YOUNGSTOWN Support sought for new building

The city's financial position isn't strong enough for new buildings, the mayor said. By PETER H.


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Scrappers at Utica Blue Sox. When: 7:05. Radio: WBBW-AM (1240).


UNION TOWNSHIP Chief returns to duty

Supervisors reinstated the police chief after learning they could not legally demote him to


Meeting held to discuss sanitary sewer proposal

Meeting held to discuss sanitary sewer proposal NEW SPRINGFIELD -- A meeting to discuss sanitary


Officials plan to fix health issues

By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF GIRARD -- The school district will tear out carpeting


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Dennis D. Goantas, 25, of Youngstown, and Shari J. Cheff, 24,