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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Eleven advance to Fourth Degree

YOUNGSTOWN -- Eleven members from the Youngstown Bishop James W. Malone Assembly 826 of the Knights

Widening, flattening planned for small section of 422

PARKMAN -- A 1.6 mile stretch of U.S. Route 422 here that has been the site of numerous accidents

NILES SCHOOLS Board awards pact for project

The company that was awarded the contract offered the lowest of the eight bids for the project. By

LISBON Ex-trooper charged again in runaway case

The ex-trooper is completing a previous sentence following a conviction on the same charge. LISBON

CAMPBELL Drill prepares crews for real thing

Emergency crews practice reacting to simulations as if they actually happened. VINDICATOR STAFF

MCDONALD School board fills position for art teacher at Roosevelt

A board member will try to answer a parent's complaint about her daughter's inability to use the

Benefit car show

Benefit car show BUTLER, Pa. -- A car show benefiting Lifesteps Family Caring Fund is planned for

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Eagles' win over Sharon is bonus

Kennedy Christian's softball team ended its regular season 12-4 in the MCAC after going 4-12 last

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS Champion going to regional; Western Reserve eyes berth

ORWELL -- Stephanie Weaver scattered three hits, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter, as the


BASEBALL BABE RUTH 14s) Youngstown Sluggers finished in third place in the Stow 14-year old

Payment for damage

Payment for damage SMITH -- Ohio Edison Co. has paid the township $2,000 to cover damage to Martin

YOUNGSTOWN Retired lieutenant colonel wins award for service

The military can't succeed in its role without support of the citizenry, said a top-ranking military


Who: Brewers (Sheets 4-2) at Pirates (Anderson 2-3). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKST-AM (1200), FOX

Memorial honors officers

By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The bravest act a police officer performs

NEW CASTLE District to build road behind school

The board is looking for a new construction manager for its building project. By LAURE CIOFFI

CEREMONY List of officers

These Mahoning Valley officers were killed in the line of duty: Campbell Police Department

Summer wedding for Shari Cheff, Dennis Gonatas

STRUTHERS -- Shirley Cheff of Struthers is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Shari Joyce

COLUMBIANA Collapsed sewer line delays project

Street repairs are last on the list, the manager said. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

PREP TRACK Season-best jump moves Simpson on

The Warren Harding athlete won the long jump at the Division I district meet. By MARK W. MILLER

DIVISION I BASEBALL Boardman is district champion

The Spartans (22-5) drilled Shaker Heights, 10-3. By PAUL TRGOVAC VINDICATOR CORESPONDENT

LISBON County phone-line outage tied to mix-up in billing

Commissioners said cash-flow problems caused the county to fall behind on payments. By NORMAN

Shootings injure 2 men

Shootings injure 2 men YOUNGSTOWN -- Separate shootings on the North Side late Thursday and early


Other recipients of 2001 outstanding reservists, guardsmen and cadets' honors at Thursday's Armed

WP Motorsports has entry in ARCA event set Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN -- After three top-five finishes in its last three races in April and May, the WP

Conference to deal with work, industry

YOUNGSTOWN -- Steel workers from Gary, Ind., and Baltimore whose writings are part of a new steel

CONCERT Piano competition winners to present recital on Sunday

Winning selections will be reprised during a public performance. YOUNGSTOWN -- An awards recital

MERCER Absentee ballots appear to change election outcome

Officials say that after the count of the absentee ballots, the incumbent won the election by one

Becker-Shogren wedding plans are revealed

NORTH LIMA -- Richard and Bernadine Becker, 1715 E. Middletown Road, are announcing the forthcoming

Conference change to be official

YOUNGSTOWN -- A new era in Youngstown State University athletics will dawn July 1, when the school

DIVISION II BASEBALL Poland ends Cards' run


Top seeds advance

Mineral Ridge and Southington will play for the Division IV district softball championship. By

WARREN Legal issue delays plans for Packard

Can the music hall operate without the city's help? That's what officials are working toward. By

Pamela Freeze, Michael Kavali plan summer rite

POLAND -- David and Patricia Freeze of Poland are announcing plans for the forthcoming marriage of

Officials hear issues in disputes


Welsh club sets installation ceremony

ELLSWORTH -- Officers who will head the Calon Lan Welsh Club in the coming season will be installed

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth James and Gracie Tubbs, 3175 Pine Hollow, Youngstown, boy, May 17. Eric and

U.S. CONGRESS Panel OKs Traficant amendment


Ohio needs more from Bush energy proposals

Opinion: Yesterday President Bush unveiled his long awaited energy policy calling on the nation to "modernize

MAHONING VALLEY Memorial honors officers

Law enforcement officials gathered to remember Mahoning and Trumbull police officers who died in the

Eagles Auxiliary 3298 to install officers

AUSTINTOWN -- Austintown Eagles 3298 will hold a joint installation of club and auxiliary officers

GIRARD Board relaxes bid rules to spur work at school

To speed up carpeting and ventilation changes, the school board will advertise for bids for only one

County offices' phone-line outage tied to mix-up in bill arrangement

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- An apparent mix-up in handling an overdue

Safety day for kids to feature free finger printing

AUSTINTOWN -- Dr. Michael P. Weaver, D.C., will have a health, safety and environmental awareness

Lakeview High bands, majorettes win honors

Lakeview High bands, majorettes win honors CORTLAND -- The Lakeview High School Concert Band won

2nd case names trustees as defendants

CANFIELD -- Monday's court hearing could be the last one for the CWORD lawsuit against the township

SHARON Standing to get a lot of bucks for their bang

The mayor believes filmmakers will be willing to pay to film the dropping of the bridge. SHARON,

District awaits new buildings

A concrete section from the current high school will become an archway at the new school. By PAUL

HOSPITAL STRIKES Officials hear issues in disputes

A Humility of Mary executive faced off against union leaders; the Forum Health chief executive

Legal issue delays plans for Packard

By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- Packard Band trustees have hit a snag in

The arena board approved this six-month budget Thursday:

The arena board approved this six-month budget Thursday: Office rental: $1 (city-owned Wick

SHARON Chief seeks regulation of out-of-town solicitors

Requiring a five-day waiting period to get a solicitation permit would give police time to check out

Kalin Freisen to be bride of Jeffrey Myers

NEWTON FALLS -- Edward and Sherry Freisen, 2730 W. River Road, are announcing the engagement of


By LAURIE M. FISHER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Brendan Ellis grinned as he leaped into his

YOUNGSTOWN Arena board asks city for draft of contract

The board hopes to secure a management company for the project by August. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

SOFTBALL South Range repeats as Div. III district champ

Pitcher Jenn Toth was strong and Sam Hoover's home run was a catalyst. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR

Unknowns replaced by recognized teams

YSU's men's basketball coach John Robic expects attendance to improve. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT

SOCRATES CAFE At events, philosophy's welcome

The author will bring his unique ideas to the Valley. By JENNINE ZELEZNIK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Ross-Chiaberta vows planned for July 21

BOARDMAN -- Announcement of the engagement of Amy M. Ross, 138 N. Cadillac Drive, and Daniel A.

YSU SPORTS Conference change to be official

Concerns over travel costs and low attendance at games in the Mid-Continent Conference led

Howland tops Struthers 2-1 in 12 innings

HOWLAND -- It wasn't an expected outcome for Struthers High senior pitcher Tina Palumbo -- not after

Getting into the

Getting into the SWIM

CANFIELD Group files suit over road project

The suit says the trustees tried to stop annexation by improving a road. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Task force probe pleases selectee

The first step the appointee will take is to meet with local authorities to assess the case's

Catherine Enders to be June bride of Jeffrey Carlton

COVINA, Calif. -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Enders, 21172 Cloverland Drive, are announcing the engagement

CAMPBELL Toxic-spill drill prepares crews for the real thing

Emergency crews practice reacting to simulations as if they actually happened. VINDICATOR STAFF

GAIL WHITE 'Party van' has become a member of the family

We bought a pop-up camper two years ago. It was a used, 1980s version. "The biggest pop-up ever

A NEW DIRECTION Youngstown State and the Midwestern Collegiate Conference

YSU and the MCC U Former MCC commissioner Daniel "Tucker" DiEdwardo (1989-92) served as both the

PARKMAN Widening, flattening planned for 1.6 mile section of U.S. 422

The road changes projected will take two summers and will cost an estimated $5.5 million. PARKMAN

RAINBOW RENTALS After down year, chain foresees brighter days

Past profit levels should return by the end of this year, a company official says. By DON SHILLING

NHL PLAYOFFS Penguins play lethargic in 3-0 loss

New Jersey has regained home-ice advantage. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF PITTSBURGH

Gordon-Deaner wedding planned at Canfield church

CANFIELD -- Announced by Ron and Florence Gordon, 410 Chatsworth Lane, are plans for the upcoming

YOUNGSTOWN Pharmacist gets two years' probation

The Canfield man is fighting a two-year suspension of his druggist's license. By BOB JACKSON

Fund for injured woman

Fund for injured woman STRUTHERS -- Representatives from Christ Community Church have set up a

Ursuline tennis players qualify for state

MASSILLON -- Ursuline High's Donald Person has qualified for the Division II state tournament in

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TRANSIT Shenango Valley

The Shenango Valley Shuttle Service is planning nearly $500,000 worth of passenger amenity


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John F. Bartoletti Jr., 30, of 127 Cleveland, Youngstown, and

Forum Health fails to show up for negotiations


AUTO INDUSTRY Lordstown cars get better

Foreign vehicles top U.S. vehicles in quality. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS LORDSTOWN -- Cars produced

St. Michael Altar Guild installs leaders

CANFIELD -- St. Michael Altar Guild of St. Michael Church held installation of officers for 2001-02


ASSOCIATIONS XThe American Association of University Women Gourmet Group will meet at 1 p.m.

Watt's one-hitter keys 'Cats

Niles' P.J. Rishel had a three-hitter in the 3-0 loss. By BILL SULLIVAN VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Brodeur suddenly 'good' again

PITTSBURGH -- So much for that shaky confidence problem the Pittsburgh Penguins were supposed to