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UPhotographs of Thomas M. Piccione and John W. Hodge, judicial candidates for Lawrence County Common

UPhotographs of Thomas M. Piccione and John W. Hodge, judicial candidates for Lawrence County Common

SLIPPERY ROCK TWP. Panel OKs landfill plans

The Lawrence County Planning Commission tabled the issue. It wants to consult first with Butler

Kristin Benko to be bride of Leonard Gore

WARREN -- The engagement of Kristin Noel Benko and Leonard Brandon Gore, both of 925 Youngstown-

PREP BASEBALL Pearson, Girard tame the Tigers

Girard will play for a district title after upending top-seeded Springfield. By BILL SULLIVAN

State oversight panel gets new chief

The first replacement is on sick leave for at least four weeks. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Court refuses to throw out razing appeal

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Commonwealth Court has denied a city motion to dismiss the appeal of a court

YOUNGSTOWN Disabled robber gets probation

Jones was shot in the neck and back, leaving him unable to use his legs. By BOB JACKSON

SHARON SCHOOLS Proposal: No credit for gifted courses

One parent predicted the change will destroy the program. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON

Interviews conclude

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- The first of four finalists for Youngstown

WARREN City seeks to curb vicious animals

The city handles 125-155 calls each year for dog bites. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

AUSTINTOWN 3 officers promoted; patrolman is hired

All three received high marks on tests. AUSTINTOWN -- Township trustees have promoted three police

EAST PALESTINE Ordinance would prohibit the use of off-road vehicles

One resident said no-trespassing signs in the area are torn down soon after property owners post


UNDERCLASS (9TH-10TH GRADERS) Bantamweights: Dave Kyser (Columbiana) vs. Juan Vega (Campbell);

LIBERTY POLICE Commendations

Interim Police Chief Ronald Heineking presented these commendations for outstanding police work for

Petro has confidence in run for top lawyer



ST. ELIZABETH Richard and Katrina DiCintio, 5119 Raspberry Lane, Mineral Ridge, girl, May 8


BASEBALL MONDAY'S SCORES DIVISION III TOURNAMENT Ursuline 15, Crestview 0 Girard 8, Springfield

10 from Campbell, Youngstown face federal narcotics charges

CAMPBELL -- Ten people from Campbell and Youngstown have been indicted on violations of federal

Relay for Life results

Relay for Life results About 40 teams of area residents walked the track at Niles McKinley High

YOUNGSTOWN AWARE program to help victims of domestic violence

Violence in the home causes some children to suffer post-traumatic stress syndrome, an expert said.

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Butler's varied exhibits show the art of fearlessness

"Fear no art." It's not exactly a catchy bumper sticker, but it's what Kathy Earnhart would like

GIRARD Will cash-strapped city need another bank loan?

One lawmaker expressed concern that the city will lose out on government grants. By TIM YOVICH

NEW CASTLE Mohawk Schools offer $15.7 million budget

The proposed budget includes 4 percent increases in health benefits and employee salaries. By

Kapina-Curall ceremony set for late August

POLAND -- Bruce and Karen Curall, 115 Diana Drive, are announcing the coming marriage of their son,

BOARDMAN Railroad owners sue park over barricaded track

The park district contends it owns the property over which a blocked section of track passes. By

BOARDMAN Ex-county official targeted by intruder

No one was injured in the shooting. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN --

Delasin's purse helps her family

It was a symbol of success the teen-ager had as a rookie. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS


XA reunion will be held by former employees of Franklin Furniture and Cherry Hill Furniture at 6

Miss Balata to be bride of Joseph Macejko

Announcement is being made of the coming marriage of Melissa M. Balata, 800 Hickory Mills Circle,

KO DRUGS BOXING Poland, Campbell fare well

LIBERTY -- The third night of the K.O. Drugs high school boxing tournament will be held Wednesday

THE SERIES Penguins vs. Devils

Saturday New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1, New Jersey leads series 1-0 Today Pittsburgh at New

Auditor reports morale problem

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- State Auditor Jim Petro and his staff have

FARRELL Schools to pay $18,028 penalty

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU FARRELL, Pa. -- The Farrell Area School District will

LIBERTY National search is planned for new police chief

Trustees placed police and fire levy renewals on the November ballot. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

JUDICIAL VACANCY About the candidates

These people submitted applications to fill the judicial vacancy in Mahoning County Court: Robert

RECALL Water bottles

What: About 42,000 water bottles sold with girls' Mongoose Heart Breaker bicycles. Reason: The

Date announced for Spin-Leonard open wedding

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Spin, 5541 Mill Creek Blvd., and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Leonard,

DIVISION III BASEBALL Irish rout Crestview 15-0 in semifinal

Ursuline, the defending state champ, routed Crestview in a district semifinal. By PAUL TRGOVAC

Parents announce Tipper-Cook wedding date

The engagement of Tammy Tipper, 7345 E. Parkside Drive, Boardman, and Christopher Cook, 142 S.

SHARPSVILLE SCHOOLS Budget includes a rise in taxes for debt service

Final approval is set for June 18. SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Property owners in the Sharpsville Area

HOSPITAL STRIKES Pickets to St. E's: Show faith

Treatment of employees has declined since oversight of the faith-based hospital's day-to-day

NILES Coates, scholarship winners to highlight HOF ceremony

NILES -- The Mahoning Valley Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will

YSU Developer designated for complex

YSU hopes the apartments are open by fall 2002. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER

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HOSPITAL STRIKES Pickets, guards clash at St. E's

Striking workers say they want the faith-based hospital to practice what it preaches. VINDICATOR

SHARON Suspect had record of store robberies

Mathews was still on probation for the robbery of a man at a Sharon convenience store in September.


SPOUSAL ABUSE Quick facts Some facts about spousal abuse: About one in two women and one in 22

Band shelter at high school will be completed in June

CORTLAND -- The Lakeview High School band shelter will be completed in June, Superintendent Matt

LORDSTOWN Board to discuss next move for levy


Board hires lawyer in Altiere finances case

Board hires lawyer in Altiere finances case WARREN -- Columbus attorney George McCue will

TRUMBULL COUNTY Cuts affect alcohol, health services

By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- Services will be cut, counselors will be let

Performance audit reveals YSU's strengths, weaknesses

Opinion: An eight-month assessment of Youngstown State University by state Auditor Jim Petro's office

Richard is no stranger to course

Who better to ask about Squaw Creek Country Club than a past champion. By PETE MOLLICA

NILES Health board nurses receive OK to join union

Some board members worried about the effect of a strike on city residents. By DENISE DICK

Car sales rise, but overall rate is slow

LIBERTY -- Car sales in the Mahoning Valley were up 9 percent last month, but this year's pace still

Rally bolsters ailing industry

Several hundred people showed up to support the fight against illegal foreign steel dumping. By

LORDSTOWN GM exec reveals ideas for new car

A hatchback and a minivan-like vehicle could be added to Chevrolet's small-car lineup. By DON

PREP DIAMONDS Poland stays true to form by winning MAC title

The Struthers baseball team moved into a title tie. SALEM -- The Poland High softball team has won

Businessman pleads guilty to one count

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER CLEVELAND -- A legal-size notebook embossed with the

Accident claims man's life, injures 2

Accident claims man's life, injures 2 CANFIELD -- Two Lake Milton men remain in St. Elizabeth

MAHONING COUNTY Deputies disciplined

These deputies in the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department are to be disciplined for their roles in

TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL Boardman pulls away from Strongsville, 8-0

The Spartans face Kent Roosevelt today for a Division I district title. BOARDMAN -- The pitchers

Cafaro's lawyer speaks

Sometimes the line between permissible lobbying and giving an improper payment to a politician can

Christine Danks to be bride of Robert Bloom

AUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Danks of Austintown are announcing the coming marriage of their

Vietnam War memorial

Vietnam War memorial MERCER, Pa. -- The Mercer County Vietnam Era Veterans Association Inc. will

Stephanie Sekula to be bride of Ronald Dorbish Jr.

POLAND -- The engagement of Stephanie Anne Sekula and Ronald John Dorbish Jr., both of Cleveland, is

MAHONING COUNTY Republican panel will pick 3 finalists for judge position

A GOP committee will interview the six candidates for the judicial seat next week. By DAVID

GOSSETT TRIAL Opening statements to begin

Attorneys for both sides said the trial will last about 2 weeks. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

ARENA Board tells council it was denied input

YOUNGSTOWN -- As arena board members told a city council committee they felt left out of the

Simicak-Klepec engagement is announced

Anita Simicak, a daughter of Matt and Martina Simicak, 2683 Deer Run, Willoughby Hills, and Anthony

MAHONING COUNTY Eleven deputies to face penalty

Four deputies face suspensions and all 11 will receive a written reprimand. By BOB JACKSON