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AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball & amp; softball

BASEBALL Tri-T Pony (ages 13-14) Struthers St. Anthony's 14, Poland David's Heating 6 -- Ryan


RIGHT THING FOR THE WRONG REASONS

Opinion: Toronto Globe and Mail: There are plenty of good reasons for Talisman Energy to stop operating in


Women arrested at truck stop face charges

Both women had been ordered to stay away from the truck stop. AUSTINTOWN -- Two Youngstown women


DOWNTOWN PLAN The elements

Highlights of the proposed five-year plan from downtown's redevelopment agency. It features 10


CIC Property committee

CIC's property committee handled these items Thursday: Talked about the project to bring the 7th


OHIO State parks plan to focus on improving road safety

COLUMBUS -- Law enforcement officers at selected state parks will again encourage heightened roadway


YOUNGSTOWN Plan for downtown begins to take shape

The proposed downtown plan must pass through several layers of bureaucracy before it's final. By


Lenders expect losses, OK auction

Companies continue to be interested in buying the mill, but none has stepped forward with firm


YSU CANDIDATE Ron Strollo

Birth Place: Austintown. Age: 31. Education: B.S. in B.A. in Accounting from Youngstown State


TRUMBULL COUNTY Infante: Warren absence can't hurt bus system

The mayor will pitch the plan to Girard officials next month. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


DAMASCUS Witmer's will rebuild feed mill ruined by fire

The fire chief estimated the loss at $200,000. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


YOUNGSTOWN 5-year plan for downtown beginning to take shape

The proposed downtown plan must pass through several layers of bureaucracy before it's final. By


SCRAPPERS NOTEBOOK| From Cafaro Field

Opening day: Friday's game was delayed 10 minutes because the grounds crew forgot to paint the 45-


Oklahoma's Stoops headlines Mooney High football camp

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Cardinal Mooney High football coaching staff will host a camp for athletes in


Study recommends Rte. 18 changes

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The city should protect the existing


MIKE BRAUN The right thing to do

I've been filling this space for more than 16 years. Maybe it's time to clarify a few things some


The customer lobby of the Youngstown Main Post Office, 99 S. Walnut St., will be closed from 1 to 3

The customer lobby of the Youngstown Main Post Office, 99 S. Walnut St., will be closed from 1 to 3


NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE Finding hope at home

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers won their first game, a 2-0 win over the Batavia Muckdogs. By BRIAN


Engineer's workers reject pact recommendation

WARREN -- Unionized employees of the Trumbull County Engineer's Department have decisively turned


Heidi J. Price and Jason Evans to be married

Mr. and Mrs. Dane Price, 3948 Carson-Salt Springs Road, Newton Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene


BOXING McPherson sets TV card at Packard

The Niles High graduate will stage a pro boxing show with two of the bouts televised. By BOB ROTH


Public relations director at YSU to resign post

The public relations director's departure is the latest in a string of administrative changes at


Jamestown man pleads guilty to ethnic intimidation charge

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- A Jamestown man accused of burning a cross in a woman's yard in Jamestown earlier


YOUNGSTOWN Big rift remains in Forum strike

The president of the nurses union said that bargaining has made no progress since the strike began.


Teen will get to blow up viaduct

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU SHARON, Pa. -- What do you wear to blow up a bridge?


Sen. Hagan defends his boycott decisions

The senator said he wanted to 'set the stage for a definition of mandatory overtime.' By WILLIAM


GAIL WHITE It's not written yet, but every mom needs this book

I have decided that at some point in my life, I will write a book. It will be titled, "Things No


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

The following people were indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury: Shawn M. Higgs, 23, Fifth


HERMITAGE, PA. City plans to aid emergencies with sensor-activated lights

Sensors alerted by approaching sirens will turn traffic lights green. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The city


FELLOWS RIVERSIDE GARDENS A rose is a rose is a rose ...

The festival will include demonstrations, a photo exhibit and a rose show. By IAN HILL


HOWLAND Zoning board rejects bar's exotic dancing

The bar had been offering dancing for months before zoning regulations were put into place.


Witmer's will rebuild feed mill ruined by fire

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU DAMASCUS -- Witmer's Feed and Grain Inc. will rebuild


Rockers win

Rockers win Chasity Melvin scored a career-high 30 points and Jennifer Rizzotti doubled her


Rift remains in nurse strike

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- The nurses strike at Forum Health


SCOTT SHALAWAY Wetland assassins are human-friendly

Naturalists who enjoy watching and studying animal behavior are often frustrated by the difficulty


State auditor to examine Warren financial records

By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The state is auditing the city's books


GIRARD SCHOOL Board says no to tests

The school board president said the board doesn't think more tests are needed. By TIM YOVICH


The art of the dream come true

The octogenarian has two more shows on the horizon. After that, who knows. By JENNINE ZELEZNIK


Mary Ellen Fiorino is queen of street fair

Mary Ellen Fiorino is queen of street fair CORTLAND -- Mary Ellen Fiorino, 18, daughter of Pam and


Way Station to have lunch for children

Way Station to have lunch for children COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station again will be host of


Pact OK will allow plant improvements

A new contract gives workers improved benefits and lump sum payments. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


Local lodge members hold state posts

COLUMBUS -- Members of Youngstown Lodge 858, Order Sons of Italy in America, were elected to state


Mosquito Lake boat patrol at full throttle

By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- You can escape the heat on Mosquito Lake


JACK WOLLITZ Smallies offer ample action

A common superstition among anglers is that it might be a long, long day if a fish is caught on the


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XErie Mahoning Valley Railroad Association will meet at noon Tuesday at Lucianno's in


BOATING

BOATING Safety tips Following are some basic safety tips to remember when boating: Keep


Strollo: new era dawning for YSU

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- In 1991, when Ron Strollo was a captain of


Retirees showcase their artistic talents

One expert said the exhibit is interesting because older artists don't have the inhibitions of


SHARON Council bans street cuts by National Fuel Gas

Emergency repairs of gas-line breaks would be excluded from the ban. SHARON, Pa. -- City council


Coalition of black women has election

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Coalition of Black Women held election of officers June 15 at the Pincham


Girard board says no to more building tests

By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF GIRARD -- The school board and a lawyer representing


RAINED OUT Scrappers vs. Utica

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers game against the Utica BlueSox at Donovan Stadium in Utica, N.Y.,


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Scott and Karen Bartone, 8905 Howland Springs, Warren, boy, June 21. Benjamin and


WARREN State auditor to examine city's financial records

A closed pre-audit meeting will be held for council members and administration officials. By


MERCER COUNTY Senior Games

The annual Senior Games of the Mercer County Area Agency on Aging began today. The competition is


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John D. Strange, legal age, of 115 S. Cadillac, Boardman, and


MAHONING COUNTY Courts will set parcel prices

The South Avenue widening project is on schedule for bid opening in the fall. By BOB JACKSON


Makeup lotion recalled

Makeup lotion recalled WASHINGTON -- A nationally distributed eye-makeup remover is being recalled


Retirees showcase artistic side

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT WARREN -- In all his 90 years, woodcarver Frank


LOWELLVILLE ROD & amp; GUN CLUB .477 - 3307 NEW MIDDLETOWN FARMERS .474 - 3299 FISH

LOWELLVILLE ROD & amp; GUN CLUB .477 - 3307 NEW MIDDLETOWN FARMERS .474 - 3299 FISH &


Associated Press

Associated Press KEEP ON TRACKIN': Kathy and Daniel Gibson show off their shed full of 8-track


SHARON, PA. Teen will get to blow up viaduct

Her mother bought the winning ticket for the 13-year-old Hermitage girl. By HAROLD GWIN


CLASS B ROUNDUP Falcons slip past Riordan

The loss spoiled a good outing by David John McClurg. STRUTHERS -- Dan Leonard threw a five-


Howland pitcher receives awards

HOWLAND -- Vasili Pahoulis, a junior at Howland High School, took home several awards at the


WHAT'S DOING?

SPECIAL EVENTS The Sunnybrook Trout Club in Sandusky, Ohio, will host it's annual Wulf School of


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Authorities seek help in finding Middleton Twp. woman, 24

The woman's mother reported her missing after not seeing or hearing from her in nearly three weeks.


ELLWOOD CITY Pathologist fails to find cause of death for dumped baby

The body was too decomposed to determine if the baby was stillborn or born alive. STAFF AND WIRE


FAST FACTS Dragonflies

How many: Approximately 4,870 species of Odonata are known, and members of the order are found in


HERMITAGE, PA. Study recommends Rte. 18 changes

A recommendation to open McConnell Road to through traffic will likely generate some opposition.


Courts will set parcel prices

By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County officials are asking


Girard Municipal Court will not pay more than its fair share of justice center

Opinion: Girard Municipal Court will not pay more than its fair share of justice center EDITOR: In recent


NEW CASTLE, PA. Homicide charge dropped

Jason Bair will pay $35 in fines, plus court costs. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


Infante: Warren absence can't hurt bus system

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- Warren's absence from a countywide public bus


COLUMBUS Pringle inducted into Coaches HOF

The Trumbull County native has a career record of 517-202. COLUMBUS -- The Ohio High School


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LOCAL

LOCAL Fireworks for Scrappers' opener NILES -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers opening night will


Young-Scarfone wedding plans are announced

Announcement is being made of the coming wedding of Dena Marie Young, 6856 Tanglewood Drive,


LISBON Court rules that county must pay public defender

The county will apply to the state, which is expected to reimburse part of the expense. LISBON --


Detour needs another detour

Detour needs another detour SHARON, Pa. -- The city's east-west traffic flow problems got a lot