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Exodus from dorms

Exodus from dorms YOUNGSTOWN -- As close to 1,000 Youngstown State University students prepare to

LOCAL TIMES Pittsburgh Marathon

How area runners finished at the Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday: Men 97. Gary Sexton, Youngstown, 3

Brenda Dawson, Arthur Carter are engaged

YOUNGSTOWN -- Brenda L. Dawson, 655 Manchester Ave., and Arthur R. Carter, 820 Parkwood Ave., are


XCampbell Memorial High School June Class of 1940 will hold a 61st-year anniversary reunion May 19.


UJohn Kopp, 33, who was sentenced last week to 15 years to life in prison on several sex-related

Radio talk show to air as planned

The congressman will keep his mouth shut about the indictment until he hosts a local radio show in

Prayer services

Prayer services WARREN -- Members of all faiths are welcome at public prayer services May 15 at

If you plan it right, Valley will come

GM Andy Milovich continues to find ways to bring fans to Cafaro Field. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR

SHARON Facing property-seizure threat, 4 businesses make payments


YOUNGSTOWN Boy, 16, arrested in death of teen

Witnesses identified the suspect, who had run from the scene on Birch Street. By PATRICIA MEADE


Who: Royals (Suzuki 2-2) at Indians (Burba 4-1). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-AM

Browning Ferris Industries hopes to amend an agreement with township officials regarding trash

Browning Ferris Industries hopes to amend an agreement with township officials regarding trash


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael A. Eckman, 32, of 2384 Bedford Road, Lowellville, and

SALEM Animal care groups fail to reach deal on who has control

One issue that likely will be decided in court is control of a trust fund intended to benefit

NILES Three city residents seek MVSD board spot

The utilities committee chairman hopes to interview the candidates this week. By DENISE DICK

YOUNGSTOWN Counseling center attains milestone, 50th anniversary

Parkview Counseling serves more than 1,800 adults each year. YOUNGSTOWN -- Parkview Counseling

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY My mother's legacy fills a jar and fulfills me

"Forget the candy and flowers," writes Susan Bosak. "How often do you really tell your mom or

Woman guilty after road rage causes assault

Prosecutors hope the verdict will help put a damper on road rage in the area. By BOB JACKSON

Renaissance awards

Renaissance awards WARREN -- The city school district's 10th annual renaissance awards banquet

SHARON BRIDGE Blast tickets are a hot item

One man called from Arizona offering $1,000 for the right to push the button. SHARON, Pa. --

August wedding is planned for Tracy Silvestri

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Silvestri Jr., 7815 Huntington Circle, are announcing plans for

Nurses union disputes Sunday newspaper ad

The hospital says only three of 500 nurses working on an average day were required to work overtime.

STRUTHERS On the air, council president apologizes to Mayor Mamula

The council president said he didn't know about the interview until he heard it at work. By PAUL

Mandl-Simons wedding plans are announced

Plans for their upcoming marriage are being announced by Catherine J. Mandl, 7670 Winterberry Drive,

School board names principal administrative services chief

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The principal of Artman Elementary School will be the district's director of

HERMITAGE Volunteers offer to launch Canine Companions chapter

The chapter will involve people on both sides of the Pennsylvania-Ohio border. By HAROLD GWIN

Harris-Hendricks engagement is made known

CANFIELD -- Mark and Francine Appleman, 4237 Pleasant Valley Lane, are announcing the engagement of

REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL State-ranked South Range locks up Inter-County title

Shane Davis' clutch home run lifted Poland. NORTH LIMA -- Tom Kimmel's bases-loaded double and

POLAND TOWNSHIP Trash hauler offers incentives for deal

The company is ready to move forward with plans. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Parents announce Forgac-Newton engagement

The engagement of Mandy Jane Forgac of Youngstown and James L. Newton of Girard is being announced

U.S. must not abandon its human rights stand

Opinion: Just because some backwater nations joined forces in ousting the United States from the 53-member

WARREN Officials discuss plans for Packard Music Hall

Packard officials have until June 30 to map out a financial plan for the music hall. By AMANDA C.

Miss Strohecker, Mr. Piriak plan August wedding

NORTH LIMA -- Dale and Ellen Strohecker of North Lima are announcing the engagement of their

REGULAR SEASON SOFTBALL Chaney sweeps Rayen to capture City Series crown

The champions posted 15-1 and 12-2 victories to finish 4-0 in the league. YOUNGSTOWN -- Chaney

TRUMBULL COUNTY Warren couple secretly indicted

The husband pleaded innocent to the charges, and the wife is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

POLAND Walking path funding is in place

More than 150 residents signed petitions against the project. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR

Jury: Attorney didn't harass secretary

WARREN -- A Trumbull County jury found that a local attorney did not sexually harass one of his

BASEBALL Ursuline beats Campbell 5-0 in tourney opener

Chuck Pregibon's two-run single in the fourth inning was the big hit for the Irish. By TOM

Liberty officials negligent in duties to residents

Opinion: Liberty officials negligent in duties to residents EDITOR: Thank you so much for your recent

CHAMPION $9,700 sought to start bus service

The WRTA has been the Valley's sole recipient of federal transportation funding since the 1960s.

Miss Demesko, Mr. Mohammed to be married

Ronald and Barbara Demesko, 5626 Vassar Ave., Austintown, and Zee and Sakina Mohammed of Miami are

ELECTIONS Turnout is light

There was little confusion over precinct realignment. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

PHAR-MOR Drugstore chain reports quarterly loss of $3.6M

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN YOUNGSTOWN -- Phar-Mor lost $3.6 million in the first three months of

HUBBARD Council OKs waterline contract

Hubbard lawmakers gave the OK for this year's resurfacing program. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Walgreens plans North Side store

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Fortune Garden restaurant has a year on its lease but may move sooner.

Boardman Spartans sail into Div. I district tournament

BOARDMAN -- Gina Rango went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, a single and four RBIs, as

NEW CASTLE Crisis center gets building funds

Women will receive counseling, child care and education in the long-term housing units. By LAURE

Hermitage plan OK'd

Hermitage plan OK'd HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The city planning commission has approved a land development

NEW CASTLE Apartment fire is ruled an arson

Firefighters found they had blazes in three storage buildings when they reached the scene. NEW

DIVISION III BASEBALL Neiheisel ignites Rebels

His two-run triple rallied Crestview to a 5-3 win over Lisbon in sectional play. By JOHN BUTERA

ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball & amp; softball

BASEBALL Babe Ruth (13s) Astro Falcons 12, East Side Kiwanis 6: Matt Ruble hit a triple, while

CANDIDATES Nov. 6 election

The following people filed nominating petitions to run as independent candidates in the Nov. 6


BASEBALL MONDAY'S RESULTS DIVISION III TOURNAMENT Ursuline 5, Campbell 0 Springfield 11, United

LAWRENCE COUNTY Judge denies use of outside jury, change of venue in homicide trial

The defense attorney says he can make another venue change request during jury selection. By

THE SERIES Penguins vs. Sabres

Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 0. Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 1. Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 1. Buffalo 5,

Council OKs tax break for GM

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Trumbull County commissioners are expected to vote on the abatement


ETC. Garden programs BRISTOLVILLE -- The Bristol Public Library will present a variety of

Squire, Bush enter races

A Columbus lawyer will run for mayor, and Youngstown's law director, as well as another attorney,

LORDSTOWN Recovery panel chief replaced

The reason for James Levero's leaving is confidential, the state education department says. By TIM

TRAFICANT INDICTMENT Staffers mum on testimony


St. E's to stay open if employees strike

Meanwhile, contract talks are scheduled to resume Friday between Forum Health and its striking

Valley's nursing problem is really that of the nation

Opinion: The eyes of the nation should be on Youngstown. No, not because we have a colorful congressman who

GIRARD Tough advice from auditor

It will take Girard five to six years to straighten out its financial problems, the city auditor

Springfield tops United in tourney

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Bobby Zitkovic hit and pitched Springfield High past United 11-2 in a Division III

Tara Hamel, Patrick McElfresh to be married

PITTSBURGH -- The engagement of Tara Hamel and Patrick McElfresh, both of Cleveland, is announced by

NEW WILMINGTON Angered by plea agreement, council wants jail time for convicted ex-cop

The police chief urged the borough to protest. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


St. Elizabeth Christopher and Janet Curry, 1442 Humbolt, Youngstown, girl, May 7. Michael and


Opinion: Washington Post: Marking his first 100 days, President Bush celebrated what he called a new tone in