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Lawrence, Mercer report low turnout

MERCER, Pa. -- Less than 25 percent of Mercer County's registered voters turned out for Tuesday's


WARREN Plan to further sale of fertilizer

A garden grown in Nature's Blend will yield food for local shelters and churches. By AMANDA C.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Indictments

Neal Manes, 48, East Broadway, Long Beach, New York, grand theft. Tyrone Thomas, 26, Red Fox Run,


GIRARD Ordinance on trash bins faces scrutiny

The zoning appeals board has six cases challenging the ordinance. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


SHARON, Pa. -- Lou Rotunno said it will be a "brawl in the fall."

SHARON, Pa. -- Lou Rotunno said it will be a "brawl in the fall." Dave Ryan said he feels


Bands rock to benefit district's music program

NORTH LIMA -- Three bands will use their talents to benefit the South Range schools' music program


YOUNGSTOWN Lawyers seek new trial in road rage conviction

By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- Lawyers for a city woman convicted


MAHONING VALLEY Redistricting raises chance of colleagues' vying in race

The state House's chief of staff said don't expect drastic changes in the legislative district


GAIL WHITE Memories may fade, but lessons remain

As we pull into the Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley, my son says, "I thought it was


PENN STATE Shenango campus exec will retire

Dr. William C. Puffer said he might like to get back into institutional research and perhaps write a


YOUNGSTOWN Eagle Heights hires new chief

The superintendent appointment is part of an administrative restructuring. By RON COLE


TRACK District meets begins for Division II athletes

The sites are Salem's Reilly Stadium and Andover High School. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT Although


Financial resources

Financial resources YOUNGSTOWN -- Family Information Network will present "Dollar$ and $en$e"


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BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Charlotte LeMasters and Jason Ghent, 2731 Robinwood, Youngstown, girl, May


MINERAL RIDGE State audit reveals a problem

The auditors found no evidence of fraud or abuse. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


NILES State to test middle school site

The survey won't cost the city anything. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- The


Answers bigamy charge

Answers bigamy charge NEWTON FALLS -- A Newton Falls man has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor


New voting system experiences problems

MERCER, Pa. -- Things didn't go as smoothly as officials had hoped with Mercer County's new touch-


SALEM Council remains neutral on plans for apartments

Salem has a new policy governing municipal officials' providing goods and services to the city. By


Poland's Knill overcomes injury, fires 1-hit, 4-0 win

After being hurt Monday, pitcher Sarah Knill bounced back with a gem against Struthers. By BILL


LAWRENCE SHERIFF Dem's win was narrow

One candidate believes a spelling error on the ballot helped him with the Democratic nomination.


"I think all three of us conducted ourselves as professionals. There was no negative campaigning."

"I think all three of us conducted ourselves as professionals. There was no negative campaigning."


Joy Polkabla to be bride of Jeremy Byers

The engagement of Joy Polkabla, 155 Snapfinger Drive, Athens, Ga., and Jeremy Martin Byers of


YOUNGSTOWN Lariccia's, McDonald's plan moves

Lariccia's Italian Foods has considered a suburban presence for several years. By ROGER G. SMITH


AGENDA

AGENDA WEDNESDAY Packard Park Board, 10 a.m., Packard Music Hall. Bristol Board of Education,


LAWRENCE COUNTY Commissioners approve bid to start work on unused park

Commissioners hired a company to appraise county-owned property. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


WARREN City appreciates students' work on Woods House

By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The carpentry students who have labored all


COLUMBIANA Council acts to ban annexation of Beaver Township land for a year

Council also appointed members of the city's first civil service commission. By NANCY TULLIS


Candidates for judge praise tone

Both candidates say they intend to go out to meet as many people as possible before the general


Gina DeGenova, Rob Bricker are engaged

The engagement of Gina DeGenova, 890 Nancy St., Niles, and Rob Bricker, 1630 Rockwood Drive,


WESTERN RESERVE Barth consummate contributor

The Blue Devils' catcher backs up her words with her actions. By BILL SULLIVAN VINDICATOR SPORTS


YOUNGSTOWN Hunter murder charge reduced

The prosecutor said the charge was reduced because of insufficient evidence. By BOB JACKSON


HIGH SCHOOL SCORES, SUMMARIES & amp; SCHEDULE

TUESDAY'S RESULTS BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DIVISION IV At Cene Park, Struthers Windham 11,


MERCER Youth is served in mayor's race

An 18-year-old high school senior appears to be the borough's new mayor. By HAROLD GWIN


Old hands vs. new faces for New Castle council

The success of the downtown revitalization project is a priority for most candidates nominated for


DISTRICT 14 area boys set in tennis tourneys

Four singles qualifiers and five doubles teams from the area will compete in district meets at Rocky


Crash injures man from New Galilee

Crash injures man from New Galilee NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A New Galilee man was in critical condition


Canfield turned back by Tallmadge

A late Cardinals' rally was snuffed by the highly-ranked Blue Devils. By BILL SULLIVAN


VIENNA Youngstown Rotary Club plans race on runway

A date will be set for the race at the airport. THE VINDICATOR VIENNA -- The Youngstown Rotary


Indians will have 3 affiliates within 100 miles of the city

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have announced that they will not renew their player development


SCHOLARSHIPS Trumbull County

Talya Havice, Champion, $2,500 Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award; Kisha Young, Lakeview, $500


DIV. III BASEBALL Irish going back to regional

The Marty Kanetsky-coached Girard baseball team put up a good battle before succumbing. By GREG


COLLEGE 35 student-athletes at YSU will be graduating Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN -- Thirty-five Youngstown State University student-athletes will take part in the


YOUNGSTOWN THERMAL Company makes co-generation, promoted by Bush, a reality

By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR YOUNGSTOWN -- Technology that President Bush will


YOUNGSTOWN Kids center for arts in works

The project would restore Power's Auditorium's facade to its original look. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


DIV. IV BASEBALL Bombers' McClurg snuffs J-M

The Bluejays took it on the chin, 11-0, from Windham in a district semifinal. By PAUL TRGOVAC


DIV. IV BASEBALL S. Range reaches first district final

Jeff Johnston's pitching and Jimmy Sanders' hitting were keys for the Raiders. By BOTH ROTH


Div. II district totally Metro

Metro Athletic Conference baseball fans will be in heaven this week when four high school


Dog warden hours

Dog warden hours YOUNGSTOWN -- Effective immediately, a deputy dog warden will be available to


Keep the Courthouse clean

Opinion: You would think that after millions were spent to renovate the Mahoning County Courthouse, every


ST. ELIZABETH'S

ST. ELIZABETH'S Picket limits Rules for pickets at various sites around St. Elizabeth Health


NEW CASTLE SCHOOL BOARD Voters nominate 3 incumbents, 3 newcomers

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Voters in the New Castle Area


DIV. I SOFTBALL Martinko's hit is Spartan solution

Kent Roosevelt nearly upset regional-bound Boardman. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


HOSPITAL STRIKES 'This is all-out war,' HMHP Teamster says

By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- A Teamsters organizer said his


PROFILE

PROFILE Judge Lesley B. Wells The background of the judge who will preside over Rep. James A.


TRAFICANT CASE Colleagues: Judge is fair, calm, earthy

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER CLEVELAND -- Flower child. Laid-back. No-nonsense.


POLICE CALLS Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY May 11 Drugs: A 26-year-old Warren man was stopped


EASTERN FINALS

EASTERN FINALS Pittsburgh vs. New Jersey Saturday New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1 Tuesday


TRUMBULL MURDER TRIAL Lawyer says client wasn't in on plans

Prosecutors said the defendant confessed the crimes. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL