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UNION TOWNSHIP, PA. Supervisors earmark uses for federal grant

A heavily traveled township intersection will get better lighting soon. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

Western Reserve game rained out

ASHLAND -- Area softball teams had a hard time stopping Western Reserve High this year, but Mother

MANSLAUGHTER CASE Woman is sentenced, files appeal

Denielle Kramer is seeking to recant her guilty plea in a shooting death that followed a traffic

ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP Mahoning County basketball

Conditioning program began in October with 24 days of workouts. Actual practice started in

12 youths take Communion for first time during Mass

By LAURIE M. FISHER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT WARREN -- With his palms together and intense

YOUNGSTOWN Nun's work spans changes in religious life

After working in the diocese's Office of Religious, Sister Rosemary Murray says it's time for her to


TRUMBULL CORONER Annual statistics Here are some facts about deaths investigated by the Trumbull


PEOPLE Pastor recognition WARREN --Dr. Edgar Fisher Jr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church,

Survivors take a victory lap

The Champion Relay for Life is the state's largest, with 15,000 participants and a fund- raising

Lauren Lesnak, Michael Grippa are betrothed

CAMPBELL -- David and Rochelle Lesnak, 496 Park Drive, are announcing the engagement of their

Call to resign is political, rep's spokesman says

The labor group has 'animosity toward the congressman,' his spokesman said. By DAVID SKOLNICK

ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball & amp; softball

BASEBALL Babe Ruth (Age 13) Sluggers 2, Rondinelli 0 -- A.J. Pulice and Mike Bartos combined on

Train's test run is right on track

The railway's first revenue trip will likely be to haul a boxcar load of bricks to Boardman Supply

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Carolin-Kelty wedding day set in August

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelty, 604 Wilson St., announce the engagement of their son,

SHARON Tax collector is doing well, treasurer says

The delinquent taxpayers must pay collection fees. SHARON, Pa. -- City Treasurer Rick Fragle said

Finance director says she'll collect tax on any bribes that happened in city

The finance director recalled that a long time ago when the congressman was sheriff and beat a

Only Congress can change marijuana law

Opinion: The U.S. Supreme Court decision to deny the legality of marijuana's medical use, despite state

TRUMBULL COUNTY Coroner's report: OxyContin abuse poses health risk

The coroner's office keeps track of trends that affect public health. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Yellow Creek sign

Yellow Creek sign STRUTHERS -- Mahoning River Consortium members unveiled an educational sign

Associated Press

Associated Press A NEW DIRECTION: Albin Kuharich pumps gas at the new BP Connect store in

LISTINGS Vacation Bible School

List in this order: The name of the church; address with city or township; the name or theme of the


BIRTHS Forum Health Northside John and Rhonda L. Avery, 236 E. Broadway St., Girard, girl, May


A county grand jury handed up indictments against these people Thursday: Michael Wilder, 50,

BOARDMAN New firefighters

The township fire department recently hired five new firefighters, including its first female

DIVISION IV SOFTBALL Southington bounces Ridge

The Wildcats advanced to next week's regional tournament at Kent State. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

Jaime Steadman to be bride of Matthew Mack

WARREN -- Earl and Carmie Steadman, 740 Shadowood Lane, are announcing the engagement of their


FRIDAY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DIVISION II At Cene Park, Struthers Struthers 3, Poland 1

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURTHOUSE Antique phone booth will remain a fixture

A company spokesman said an announcement providing more details will be provided in a few weeks.

COLUMBIANA Residents respond to survey

Volunteers were to collect the surveys today. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Officials want more answers to recent Ameritech outage

A commissioner remains convinced that a computer glitch stemming from a billing matter affected

Road closings set

Road closings set YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Engineer's Office has announced it will close

KENNEDY CHRISTIAN School fires basketball coach who won 6 championships

No reason was revealed for the firing of Joseph Votino. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT HERMITAGE, Pa.

WARREN Street-debris dump irks neighbor

The company's owner says he's done nothing wrong. By AMANDA C. DAVIS and PEGGY SINKOVICH

YOUNGSTOWN Traficant can't lose pension

The congressman is eligible to receive his state pension benefits, which cannot be touched

PREP SOFTBALL West Middlesex overcomes deficit to defeat Hickory

The Big Red used a variety of tactics for the victory. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

BIOGRAPHY Sister Rosemary Murray

2000: Received the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff), the papal

DIVISION II TRACK & amp; FIELD Salem freshman Jesko stuns Casi in two district events

By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF SALEM -- The biggest surprise of the Division II

CANFIELD Three firefighters earn medals for saving man's life

Two pulled a man out of a smoke-filled barn after a third had extinguished the fire. By IAN HILL


Who: Indians (Wright 0-0) at Angels (Washburn 2-4). When: 10:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-

Wildfire breaks out at Walt Disney World

Wildfire breaks out at Walt Disney World LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A brush fire erupted at Walt


ASSOCIATIONS XMahoning-Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will

Telephone-line outage must not be taken lightly

Opinion: Columbiana County officials have every right to be upset over the sheriff's department emergency

REV. DEACON WILLIAMS E. FRIEDEL Thursday marks feast of the Ascension

On Thursday, Orthodox Christians and others will commemorate the Ascension of our Lord and Savior

Jennifer Gibson, Mr. Eichorn to wed Aug. 4

WARREN -- Mr. and Mrs. John C. Gibson Jr., 442 Fairway Drive N.E., are announcing the engagement of

Doctor walks the picket line to show support for nurses

Striking workers from two competing hospitals stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a show of solidarity.