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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


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


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 Marriage licenses John R. Pittman, legal age, of 920 Wilkinson, Youngstown, and

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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


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. 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


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


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


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


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 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