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TRAFICANT INDICTMENT Warning on self-representation

The arraignment would have taken place in a courtroom on the same floor as the congressman's


2001 ARSONS Youngstown

Damage figures for Youngstown arsons in the first quarter of this year: JANUARY Structures:


NILES Council to discuss process for MVSD appointment

Council has 60 days to fill the post. The previous term expired Monday. By DENISE DICK


GAME TIME Today

Who: Pirates (Olivares 2-3) at Cardinals (Ankiel 1-2). When: 1:10. Radio/TV: WKST-AM (1200), FOX


YOUNGSTOWN Wards vote on racial lines in municipal judge race

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Wards in Youngstown with large black


Man pleads guilty to sex charges

WARREN -- A 47-year-old Newton Falls man has pleaded guilty to numerous sex charges involving


EAST LIVERPOOL Maintenance problems close veterans clinic

East Liverpool area veterans will be treated at the Youngstown VA outpatient clinic. EAST


WARD 1 Douglas: 809 Farris: 152

WARD 1 Douglas: 809 Farris: 152 WARD 2 Douglas: 1,368 Farris: 198 WARD 3 Douglas: 1,059 Farris:


To cut mowing costs, city mulls selling lots to residents

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city may eventually sell many of the estimated 6,600 abandoned or vacant lots to


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY By helping others, 'Prissy' spreads joy, helps herself

It is finally a beautiful spring day as I drive up to Jean Chuey's cottage in Hubbard. Sunshine. A


Keep money in Valley by establishing local casinos

Opinion: Keep money in Valley by establishing local casinos EDITOR: After having just returned from The


HERMITAGE City lowers sewer tap-in fee

A company interested in locating in the city was facing a tap-in fee of $250,000. By HAROLD GWIN


LAWRENCE COUNTY Oops! Name misspelled on ballots

Officials said there isn't enough time to get new ballots before the election. By LAURE CIOFFI


SALEM, PERRY TOWNSHIP County officials hear views on annexation plan

A waterway in a city park is affected by runoff by faulty septic tanks, officials say. By NORMAN


YOUNGSTOWN Baptist pastor awaits new job

A Southern Baptist spokesman said the pastor's experience in Youngstown will be invaluable at the


MAHONING COUNTY

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COLUMBIANA Planning board to discuss condo regulations

Condos fit multifamily housing requirements, but there are no specific codes for them. By NANCY


LAWRENCE COUNTY Prison board promotes 4, hires 9 part-time officers

Board members are considering hiring a new manager at the jail. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Royals (Meadows 0-4) at Indians (Colon 4-2). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-AM


MAHONING VALLEY Foundation donates to Beatitude House

The organization is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. WARREN -- Beatitude House of Mahoning


Man pleads guilty in robberies, chase

YOUNGSTOWN -- Steve Mango, 30, of Canton, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas


YOUNGSTOWN Artists call attention to arson

The mayor took part in an unveiling ceremony. By SEAN BARRON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


Police in training for crisis at school

A total of 50 to 60 officers will be trained for school crisis situations by June. By TIM YOVICH


County OKs tax break for GM

After it gets all the incentives it wants, GM will decide if it will keep its Lordstown plant going.


Nurses rally at Ohio Statehouse

The proposed bill would also outlaw a registered nurse from working more than 18 consecutive hours.


Focus on Youngstown

Focus on Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN -- Crews from the Arts & amp; Entertainment cable television


WARREN Riverside Square owner requests rezoning

The building supervisor says the facility causes less traffic for the neighborhood now than when it


Council OKs site choice for arena

Availability of sufficient vacant land and ease of traffic access make the between-the-bridges site


YOUNGSTOWN Man declared dead sues, killing plea deal

The case will probably go to trial sometime this summer. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Young Syrian president insults a people and a pope

Opinion: Pope John Paul II ended a six-day pilgrimage that retraced the steps of the Apostle Paul with a


AIDS task force plans benefit dinner, auction

AIDS task force plans benefit dinner, auction BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning County Area Task Force on


ETC.

ETC. Weekend at Whitewood WINDSOR -- Women from Northeast Ohio are invited to participate in


MAHONING COUNTY Sales tax funds grants to local communities

Two communities are using their money for construction of fire stations. By BOB JACKSON


Candidates turned out, but voters were scarce at event

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Organizers of the Meet the Candidates Night in Neshannock Township said they were


Police and fire chiefs say staffing will lag

The police chief said he doesn't expect the first new officer on the streets before November. By


Planning board to discuss condo regulations

Condos fit multifamily housing requirements, but there are no specific codes for them. By NANCY


GETTING IT RIGHT

First Merit Bank has offered New Castle a borrowing rate of the prime rate minus 1.25 percent on a


CANFIELD SCHOOLS Janitor's appeal is denied

The union is seeking arbitration in the firings. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD


HOWLAND TOWNSHIP Residents back plan to quiet barking dogs

Trustees have labeled debris on a Hillside Drive property as a public nuisance. HOWLAND -- Nearly


Struthers council chief resigns; others in body stay

STRUTHERS -- On the night city council accepted the resignation letter of its president, Michael


GRANTS Projects approved

Subdivisions receiving community development grants from Mahoning County and projects they will


DEMOCRACY ON THE HIGH WIRE

Opinion: Washington Post: Two Southeast Asian nations with a combined population of nearly 300 million people


MERCER COUNTY Touch-screen voting replaces old machines

The county paid $870,000 for the electronic system, replacing the 900-pound mechanical voting


YOUNGSTOWN POLICE Awards

The following police officers were to receive awards today at our Lady of Mount Carmel Church:


SHARPSVILLE Council OKs funds for paving program

The borough has found money to make some street improvements this year. By HAROLD GWIN


MAHONING COUNTY Inmate's death brings total since Dec. to 3

The woman had been in the jail since Monday on a theft charge out of Boardman. By PATRICIA MEADE


Clothes for kids

Clothes for kids COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station staff is collecting new and good summer children's


TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners pledge public transportation funds

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners have pledged to match the money kicked in by townships,


Eastgate planning authority awaits OK from government

YOUNGSTOWN -- Officials from the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments are confident their


It's business as usual on the House floor

On the House floor, nothing is mentioned about indictments as Traficant pushes his favorite cause --


SHARPSVILLE QUALITY PRODUCTS Official: Company withheld wage taxes

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The financially troubled foundry turned over wage taxes for the first


YOUNGSTOWN New dog officer will begin work to stem problems

Penalties for animal law violators need to be toughened, the city prosecutor says. By PETER H.


Authorities seek cause of house fire

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Fire authorities were trying to determine the cause of a blaze that did extensive


Most fire victims find new housing

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Most of the people displaced by a fire at the Harbor Heights Public Housing


Driver is killed, passenger hurt

Driver is killed, passenger hurt LEAVITTSBURG -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a


COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Dixie Chicks, Womack claim top trophies as veterans are honored


Workers at St. E's reject contract offer

Negotiations are tentatively set to resume Friday, and both sides are seeking a federal mediator's


YOUNGSTOWN Shooter seeks to withdraw plea

Danielle Kramer has always wanted to let a jury decide the case, her mother said. By BOB JACKSON


Crestview elementary principal resigns

COLUMBIANA -- Crestview Board of Education is seeking a new elementary principal with the


Back to the drawing boards in Hubbard and Lordstown

Opinion: While voters gave thumbs up to school levies in Newton Falls, Poland, Champion and McDonald,


YSU

YSU Playforth, Vodhanel sign for tennis YOUNGSTOWN -- Heather Hagood of Vermillion and Julie


Warning on self-representation

The arraignment will take place in a courtroom on the same floor as the congressman's district