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KENT STATE GRADUATE At 80, she pursues art for her sake

The former teacher says 'artistic unrest' prompted her to return to class as a student. By AMANDA

Sewer system is recommended for Winona septic problems

SALEM -- Columbiana County commissioners expect to decide in the next few weeks what sort of sewer

Speece throws gem

The Western Reserve pitcher didn't know she threw a no-hitter against Leetonia. By BILL SULLIVAN

COLUMBIANA CO. Student faces threat charge

The boy believed he was being picked on, a prosecutor said. LISBON -- A Beaver Local High School

SECTIONAL BASEBALL Canfield's early rally holds off Salem in Div. II tournament

The Cardinals scored five times in the first inning and then held on for a 7-5 win. By JOHN BUTERA

ELLWOOD CITY, PA. Robbery suspects arrested

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for Wednesday. ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- Police say they have

DIV. II Cormell rescues Wildcats at end

Struthers was down to its final out when the team rallied for a tournament win. By PAUL TRGOVAC

FOWLER Family dog attacks toddler

The young boy has several large bites on his back but is resting comfortably. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

MERCER Man who fought police is sentenced

Another man will be jailed for writing checks on another person's account. MERCER, Pa. -- A

WARREN Two fire stations to reopen

Five firefighters will be back on the job at the beginning of the week. WARREN -- Two fire

MAHONING VALLEY Train to carry toxic waste

Emergency management personnel will be notified 24 hours in advance. By STEPHEN SIFF

MAHONING COUNTY Officials offer help to keep GM

A tax abatement is out, but commissioners can help with infrastructure money. By BOB JACKSON

TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL Champion gets 10th straight win

LaBrae and Jackson-Milton also posted tournament victories. CHAMPION -- The Champion High softball

WARREN Chief lays down the law at hot spot

One neighbor said he is harassed every time he goes outside. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and AMANDA DAVIS

Premature tax cuts bad news for states

Opinion: The difficulties faced by a number of states -- including Ohio -- whose legislatures cut taxes in

COLUMBIANA Principal interviews continue

Staff, parents and students are involved in interviewing principal candidates. By NANCY TULLIS

LAWRENCE COUNTY Defender's office to get extra attorney

Court mandates have led to an increase in trials. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


ATHLETIC GROUPS XMcDonald Midget Football Association will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday in the senior

YOUNGSTOWN Goodwill honors program graduates

Training is tailored to the needs of each Goodwill client, the program's marketing director says.

REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL Ursuline edges South Range, 7-6

The Irish scored the winning run on Steve Stroney's single in the seventh. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

FEC seeks explanation for campaign repayments

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John H. Benson, 31, of 7367 West Blvd., #6, Boardman, and


Who: Devil Rays (Rekar 0-0) at Indians (Finley 3-2). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-

Orenic's election defeat speaks well of Struthers

Opinion: Michael Orenic has resigned as president of Struthers City Council in the wake of his defeat in

DIVISION II BASEBALL Poland's Nastase beats Chaney

The Bulldogs pitcher allowed just four hits in a 9-1 complete game victory. By BRIAN RICHESSON

HERMITAGE Ruling due on motion in demolition of house

The house may be gone, but the legal battle goes on. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Commonwealth Court could

East Palestine boys, girls dominate Tri-County

EAST PALESTINE -- The East Palestine High boys and girls won Tri-County League championships

GIRARD SCHOOL More pupils return to class

The board president says Prospect Elementary School is just about back on track. By TIM YOVICH

Forum Health Care paying strike breakers, not nurses

Opinion: Forum Health Care paying strike breakers, not nurses EDITOR: I am a teacher and lifetime

MERCER COUNTY Officials open bids for building

One of two bids received for providing small buses has to be reviewed to see if it can be considered


Opinion: Chicago Tribune: The search for a nominee for assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere

CCA will hold scholarship luncheon

BOARDMAN -- The Catholic Collegiate Association will hold its scholarship luncheon at 11:30 a.m.


By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- Close to the end of her busy Sunday afternoon

TRAFICANT CASE Answering the charges

The congressman's spokesman in Washington, D.C., said his boss still intends to be his own lawyer.

Neshannock school plan has no tax increase

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Taxes would not be increased in a $12 million spending plan introduced for the

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials mull action against trailer park

The owner of the trailer park says he's doing what's necessary to make everybody happy. By AMANDA



Man beaten in robbery

Man beaten in robbery YOUNGSTOWN -- A 75-year-old man robbed of $20 and severely beaten with a

AUSTINTOWN Police arrest 3 theft suspects after chase

The chase ended at Compass West apartments. AUSTINTOWN -- Three area men are charged with theft

Sharpsville grant use is mulled

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- The borough is wasting no time mapping out plans to use a $7,400 grant to combat

Canfield doubles teams advance to Division I district tournament

MASSILLON -- Two Canfield High doubles teams advanced to the Division I district tournament


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County These people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury:

MOVING ON Pittsburgh Penguins

Thursday Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 2, OT, Pittsburgh wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE FINALS Penguins

3 plead innocent in Fitch drug case

AUSTINTOWN -- Two more Austintown residents and a Canfield resident have pleaded innocent to charges

LAWRENCE COUNTY Political, labor leaders back Bob Casey Jr. for governor

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County's political and labor leaders turned out in full-force to make an

Raiders runner on the clock

Kim Nemergut isn't sweating just yet. The South Range High senior and defending Division III state

ANNUAL AWARDS Goodwill Industries Inc.

Employee of the Year: John Gimbel. Graduates of the Year: Robert Volsko, Dan Wallack and Jeff

VFW Post 6488, auxiliary to seat leaders

YOUNGSTOWN -- Donald Lockett VFW Post 6488 and its auxiliary will hold a joint installation of

MILL CREEK PARK Lower millage set for levy

The 1.75-mill levy would maintain current facilities, but wouldn't allow big projects, park board

MAHONING COUNTY Forum deals with losses

Officials are looking for ways to cut costs and raise revenue. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

BOARDMAN Expert on character education discusses youths, civil behavior

Schools have a proper role in teaching the guiding principles of civil behavior, speaker says. By

SALEM Officials expect road, utility work to delay Wal-Mart

One official said it makes sense to tie into new water and sewer lines. By NORMAN LEIGH

YOUNGSTOWN Arena board wants meeting

Arena board members have plenty to say to Youngstown City Council members. By ROGER G. SMITH

Summer recreation

Summer recreation HOWLAND -- Registration has begun for Howland Township's summer recreation

Forum Health Trumbull Memorial

Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Christopher and Jennifer Clancy, 205 Wae Trail, Cortland, girl, May

NEW CASTLE Council takes out $1.9M bond issue for city project

City officials agreed to extend tax exempt status on 34 acres to 2013. By LAURE CIOFFI

PA. MUSEUM Display adds tune by Rep. Gruitza

The lawmaker says this is his second favorite song. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- It's a little known fact

SOFTBALL Boardman, Poland clinch league titles

Fitch and Canfield shut out conference opponents. BOARDMAN -- The road to the Steel Valley

LIBERTY School honors mentors for tutoring in reading

Reading mentors range from middle-school pupils to people in their 80s. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

McDonald school board awards construction contracts

McDONALD -- The board of education awarded contracts Thursday for site and foundation work for the



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WARREN CSC hires firm to prepare for liquidation

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWNThe Chicago company will also help the troubled steel mill collect some

Amateur radio day set

Amateur radio day set YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown ITT Technical Institute will conduct an amateur

GAIL WHITE Teaching compassion through C.H.R.I.S.T.I.E.

There is no better story as we near Mother's Day than that of a mother and 525 children. Charn


PEOPLE Watching first lady adds to her character CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Carrie Quinn Dolin