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TRAFICANT CASE Experts debate rule on hearsay

A former U.S. prosecutor says this time Traficant isn't a sheriff up against testimony from mobsters


Warren tax boosts spirits and safety

Recall letters will be drafted as early as today, even for those furloughed employees who are


HOWLAND Mental test sought for Diane Lentine

The defense attorney wants to make sure his client understands the charges. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


Boy gets chance to be Air Force pilot

Boy gets chance to be Air Force pilot VIENNA -- Over the past few months, Louis F. Hayes has


GAIL WHITE Storybook setting nurtures the writer's spirit

As I drive down Route 517 toward Lisbon, making my way to the Inn at Willow Pond, my mind is


Fosterville residents repeal 4 liquor options in precinct

Another Youngstown neighborhood approved sales of liquor at two businesses. By DAVID SKOLNICK


Law woud ban body branding, scarification

WARREN -- City council plans to introduce legislation tonight to prohibit businesses from offering


YOUNGSTOWN Programs get honors for victims' advocacy

The award was begun to reward the efforts of those who help victims with nowhere else to turn.


BOARDMAN Transplant would give man a chance

Finding a donor in the area could be a local man's second chance at life. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


If congressman quits, Hagan stands ready

One Mahoning County Democratic Party official said it's too early to be talking about possible


Summer program

Summer program LISBON -- The Columbiana County Career Center will offer a "Summer Hands-On"


LIBERTY Church got OK for school in '77

The school expects to make the move from Kinsman to Liberty in the fall. By TIM YOVICH


WARREN School board hires an interim treasurer

Frances Barta retired in 1999 as treasurer of Niles schools. WARREN -- The board of education


PENNSYLVANIA President of Slovenia plans visit to S.N.P.J. for ceremony

The European leader is in the United States for business in Cleveland. By LAURE CIOFFI


GREENVILLE Sewer-use bills to drop slightly

A larger-than-anticipated water rate increase resulted in a windfall in sewer fee receipts. By


Warren income tax passage gives police, fire a boost

Opinion: Residents of the city of Warren have every right to expect crime to drop, police and fire response


Video store robbed

Video store robbed WARREN -- Police are searching for two men who robbed Video Update, 2320


Voters OK bond issue for library expansion

Officials plan to add 5,000 square feet to the building. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


WELLSVILLE Port aims to establish cargo dock

The county agency is seeking grants for the project. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


CAMPBELL Seeing red: Woman says signal is too quick

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CAMPBELL -- City officials declared the intersection of


OTHER ACCIDENTS Same site

In addition to Aundrea Anderson's accident April 9 at Coitsville Road and Sixth Street, Campbell


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Tyrell W. Everhart, 51, of 7001 Pinewood Drive, Boardman, and


ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball

Tri-T Pony (13-14s) Struthers St. Anthony's 9, Niles Indalex Aluminum 0 -- Jeff Lute pitched a


Council chief in Struthers to quit early

Two incumbent councilmen, including the president's right-hand man, lost re-election bids. By


COLUMBIANA CITY Annexation requested

Mahoning County Commissioners have 90 days to rule. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Amanda Eckman, 2148 Leetonia Road, Leetonia, girl, May 8. Richard and


CSC LTD. Second D.C. trip set to seek federal help

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The delegation will push for a presidential investigation of foreign


No room at universities for student thugs

Opinion: In spring, a young man's fancy is supposed to lightly turn to thoughts of love -- or maybe baseball.


Taste of the churches

Taste of the churches BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches will sponsor its


Boathouse now open

Boathouse now open YOUNGSTOWN -- The Lake Glacier boathouse at Mill Creek Park is now open


PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Johnston tosses first no-hitter as South Range rips Lowellville

The Raiders eliminated the Rockets from Div. IV sectional baseball play. NORTH LIMA -- Junior Jeff


Couple sues over home addition built by neighbor

GIRARD -- A Girard couple has filed a $600,000 lawsuit against a neighbor for building an addition


WEATHERSFIELD Officials say FBI checked records

The administrator is confident nobody in township government is in trouble. MINERAL RIDGE --


THE SERIES Penguins vs. Sabres

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


Taylor takes over treasurer's office

A defeated Patricia Leon-Games is considering a run for mayor in two years. By AMANDA C. DAVIS


NEW CASTLE Council to pick bank for project

The city wants to take over portions of Mill, East Washington and West Washington streets from the


Low voter turnout

Low voter turnout YOUNGSTOWN -- Most people eligible to vote Tuesday opted to stay home. Turnout


BUSH TALKS MISSILE DEFENSE

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: How about that? President Bush told the world last week that he wants to set


MAHONING COUNTY Sheriff fires 2 deputies in struggle with inmate

The deputies were hired a year ago, so they were in the final days of their probation. By PATRICIA


Trade talk secondary for now

PITTSBURGH -- If Tuesday's miracle finish in Game 6 proves to be Jaromir Jagr's final home game at


OUR GOOD COOKS 'Where everyone wants to be'

The first time this Youngstown woman cooked a pork chop, a knife broke on the results. By SARAH A.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Elections board

Discarded 10 absentee ballots submitted without the voters' signatures, and one ballot that bore the


Youngstown's voters rule for Judge Douglas

City residents also supported the incumbent council president and mayor. By DAVID SKOLNICK


Tax break sought for plant growth

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN HUBBARD -- Warren Fabricating is seeking a tax abatement on a proposed


Some schools happy, some not

Money from the Newton Falls levy will be used as a local match to build a new elementary school.


PREP SCORES, SUMMARIES & amp; SCHEDULE

TUESDAY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Div. IV Sectional South Range 18, Lowellville 0 REGULAR SEASON


TRUMBULL COUNTY Pupils win awards for recycling posters

Honorable-mention recipients also received prizes. WARREN -- McDonald sixth-grader Kelli Datchuk's


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GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Royals (Reichert 3-2) at Indians (Sabathia 3-1). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-


Trumbull voters make changes in city posts

A Warren councilman ousted Tuesday is focusing on national politics. By AMANDA C. DAVIS and


WASHINGTON Voinovich: Keep tubular steel tariffs

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Tariffs were put in place six years ago because of dumping, the Ohio


PREP BOXING Koval bout vs. Cousins tops card

Two heavyweight champions from last year will clash tonight. LIBERTY -- There are 44 bouts on tap


Customers should not fear bank mergers

Opinion: Customers should not fear bank mergers EDITOR: This is in response to the letter printed


FARRELL Mayor suggests extra tax to buy regional police cars

The police agency has had a tough time finding money in its budget for annual cruiser purchases.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials discuss GM plant expansion

The county is also offering other incentives to lure GM. WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners


MAHONING COUNTY Search narrows for 911 consultant

The improvements will be done when the system is moved to the county jail. By BOB JACKSON


MAHONING TWP., PA. Hold off on protest, landfill foes are told

The township is unable to simply pass an ordinance forbidding landfills. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK


PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE Lawmaker questions dispatch center merger

There could be some layoff of civilians, a state rep says. GREENVILLE, Pa. -- State Rep. Rod Wilt


From near grief to relief in a flash

Did someone mention Eastern Conference finals? Pittsburgh has put itself in position to do just


AGENDA

AGENDA THURSDAY McDonald Board of Education, 6 p.m., special meeting, high school library.


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East Palestine defeats tax increase for paramedics

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU EAST PALESTINE -- City paramedics and emergency medical


"We have taken our neighborhood back. "

"We have taken our neighborhood back. " Katrina Love President, Fosterville block watch


GROCERY STORES Sparkle group adds new stores

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Growth of the local Sparkle association increases its buying power.


POLICE BLOTTER Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY April 30 Theft: A Canfield High School student