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McKelvey suggests involving Traficant

The congressman is willing to get involved in the talks, his spokesman said, but only if both sides

MAHONING COUNTY Elections board OKs redistricting

The board will have a hearing Aug. 14 to consider a complaint about the eligibility of a Youngstown

Miccos honored at surprise party for anniversary

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Tony Micco, 426 W. Omar Ave., were the guests of honor June 3 at a


IRL SUNTRUST 250 LINEUP After Friday qualifying; race today At Richmond International Raceway

WAY OF LIFE Christian Web entrepreneur enjoys gift of giving baskets

Cindy Shakley's business offers a variety of themed and personalized gift baskets. By D.A.

Local vocalist

Local vocalist YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown vocalist Adam Luciano now performs with Sounds of Glory

Linnens honored at dinner for 50th anniversary

HUBBARD -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Linnen, 262 Westview Ave., were the guests of honor at a dinner party

HOWLAND 4th of July celebration -- with a new twist

The fire department trailer features a fire and tornado presentation. By STEPHEN SIFF


GETTING IT RIGHT UThe seizure of property by law enforcement officials from a home and warehouses

Woman sentenced for embezzlement

YOUNGSTOWN -- A judge sentenced a 43-year-old Youngstown woman who embezzled $43,637 from her

A continuing series

A continuing series Last month: A three-day Vindicator series outlined reader attitudes on blight,


AUXILIARIES XFlora MacDonald Auxiliary will meet at 11:45 a.m. July 7 at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Coopers' 50th is celebrated at center, gardens

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Nick Cooper, 1829 Overlook Ave., who were married May 26, 1951, were

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ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball

Babe Ruth (ages 14-15) East Side Kiwanis 7-2, Rondinelli Tuxedo 4-4 -- Matt Guerrieri had a double

8 arrested in sting plead innocent

The defendants are all free on bonds and will be back in court July 11. By PATRICIA MEADE


LOCAL Track paving at Girard High GIRARD -- The all-weather track at the Girard High Stadium

Agency to probe alleged brutality

The mayor said the city and police department will have no part in the investigation once BCI takes


Who: Pirates (D. Williams 1-0) at Expos (Vazquez 6-9). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WBZY-AM (1280), FOX

INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

The following people were indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury: Patrick R. Tobin, 22, North

Rodkey-Colonna wedding to be Oct. 20 in Vermont

STOWE, Vt., -- Plans are being revealed for the upcoming marriage of Theresa Rodkey and John Colonna

CONSOLIDATION Mahoning precincts

Canfield city: 12 to 10. Canfield Township: 10 to 8. Campbell: 18 to 13. Austintown: 61 to 49.

NORTHEAST OHIO Dominion plans to cut bills for most gas users

The average customer would save $31 a month. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR

League elects YSU professor president

YOUNGSTOWN -- The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown recently elected Anne York of

Pentagon: Officer falsified Osprey records

Pentagon: Officer falsified Osprey records WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has concluded that the

Votino deserves prison for illegal, immoral behavior

Opinion: We have to ask what kind of man entrusted with the well-being of 370 young people as a dean of

Golf fund-raiser

Golf fund-raiser BOARDMAN -- A miniature golf fund-raiser for heart transplant patient George

COLUMBUS Supporters push concealed-gun bill

A person would have to be at least 21 to apply for a permit to carry a concealed firearm, the bill

The number of bachelor's degrees awarded in electrical engineering in the United States declined

The number of bachelor's degrees awarded in electrical engineering in the United States declined


A second issue on the constitutionality of a township adult business ordinance is still pending.

DAMASCUS YSU professor leads solemn task at cemetery site

Unmarked graves in a Quaker cemetery are being moved to make way for a church expansion. By

ON-THE-JOB LEARNING Teachers go into the workplace to better help their students

Teachers and businesses are collaborating on educating the work force of the future. By VERONICA

KNOWING HOME Where to go

The following locations will stamp passports for the Mahoning Cultural Collaborative program:

YSU Environmental health director recommends vaccinating students

Those living in dorms are at high risk of contracting infectious disease because of close quarters,

Associated Press

Associated Press ENDANGERED SITE: The historic Senator Theatre in Baltimore flashes its brilliant

Toastmasters 408 inducts officers

AUSTINTOWN -- Ken Shellito of Warren was inducted as president of Youngstown Executive Toastmasters

Anniversaries of sisters and husbands represent 160 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Paskey of 255 Neff Drive, Canfield, Mr. and Mrs. John Zelina of 1810 Wingate

COLUMBUS Smoking bill goes to House

The bill, which passed in the Senate, would make banning smoking a responsibility of elected

Forum steps up recruiting effort

No hiring will take place until the 61-day-old nurses strike ends, a Forum official said. By

Woman accused of dumping baby is released on bail

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A 19-year-old woman accused of dumping the body of her newborn son in the woods

WW Heating keeps playoff race tight

Rondinelli held off Goldsteins. STRUTHERS -- Upsets continue to shake up the Class B League

MISSION possible

Congregation members went to a foreign land to help people who are far from their homeland. By

Forum Health Northside

Forum Health Northside Frank and Carol Curtis, 676 Cathy Ann Drive, Boardman, girl, June 20.

SCHEDULE Bible school

Fairview United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles. Theme: Way to Go! Good Neighborhood

City cracking down on housing code violators

Opinion: The city of Youngstown is going on the offensive to punish property owners who have shown a

HOLIDAY EVENTS What's planned

Events scheduled for the Independence Day holiday week, as submitted to The Vindicator: MAHONING

MVSD EPA calls for plant upgrades

You must make sure enough qualified people are on the job to keep the water safe, the EPA also told

Burleys mark 50th anniversary at family dinner

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burley, 907 Pearson Circle, observed their golden wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hayes mark 50th anniversary at reception

BESSEMER, Pa. -- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hayes of Bessemer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN Area collaborative works to promote cultural diversity

A new program gives Mahoning Valley residents another reason to explore the area's culture and

Alison M. Bush, Kevin I. Huff plan Sept. 15 wedding

YOUNGSTOWN -- Plans for the late summer wedding of Alison Marie Bush and Kevin Isaac Huff, both of

In garden, neighborhood plants seeds of pride

A 7th Ward coalition leader wants to offer other neighborhoods help in creating their own gardens.


FIREWORKS Safety tips Tips for a safe Fourth of July from The National Council on Fireworks

Women's day speaker

Women's day speaker YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Flonerra Harris, associate minister at New Bethel

UNITED LOCAL SCHOOLS New contract with teachers

Effective date: Sept. 1 Length of contract: 3 years Current starting salary: $23,879 Current

FOURTH OF JULY Warning: Be careful with fireworks

It is illegal in Ohio to use anything more powerful than trick or novelty fireworks, and

EDUCATION Cyberspace school finishes first year, with mixed reviews

Ohio's first online charter school got off to a rocky start. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

Local dancers on show

Local dancers on show YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown's Judy Conti Dancers tapped their way into the