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CAMPBELL Hispanic agency to mark ceremony

The rite of passage for teen-age girls is celebrated in other Hispanic countries. CAMPBELL --

Changing tables being recalled

Changing tables being recalled WASHINGTON -- Child Craft Industries of Salem, Ind., is voluntarily

Three in a million

Opinion: If a taxi driver picked up a million fares, but missed three who were flagging him down, he

NHL PLAYOFFS Somber Mellon Arena may not see Game 6

Brian Rafalski netted two goals and assisted on another in New Jersey's 5-0 victory. By TOM

Gresko-Olcott engagement is announced

The engagement of Barbara Gresko, 5855 Haddingtonshire, Dublin, and Shawn Olcott, 7859 Holderman,

LIGHTING UP Hot tips for outdoor cooking

Current research shows that three out of four American households own a barbecue grill. More than

Sun-savvy tips

Sun-savvy tips For children k A blistering sunburn or two in childhood years can

KATHRYN EARNHART | The Butlers Shockingly real sculptures of everyday people

The Butler Institute of American Art's exhibition of the work of Mark Sijan continues to cause a

Party honors the Weidmans for their jubilee

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. James E. Weidman Sr., 488 Norwood Ave., were guests of honor at a party

Tressel addresses graduates

Tressel received a hero's welcome when he returned to YSU to deliver the keynote address at Spring


By JENNINE ZELEZNIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER No garden or yard is complete without layers of that

CONNEAUT LAKE Park plays up nostalgia factor to draw crowds

The court-appointed custodian of the park says he views it as 'a community park with amusements.'

DOG SHOW Memorial Weekend Classic

What: There will be nearly 6,000 dogs and more than 100 breeds at four dog shows, each sponsored by


MICHELE MLYNARSKI JAMES NEMETH YOUNGSTOWN -- Nuptial vows were exchanged in the presence of


SPECIAL EVENTS The Medina Count Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a

LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

YOUNGSTOWN -- Peggy Kane, general manager for a Taco Bell in Youngstown, was recognized as one of

THE SERIES Penguins vs. Devils

New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 2 New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 0 Saturday

TRUMBULL COUNTY Teens tackle tasks tied to junior fair

With $11,000, a lot of discussion and some dedicated adult help, a board of 34 high-schoolers makes

MIKE BRAUN Disabled can hunt and fish

Enjoying outdoor activities should not be the exclusive privilege of the physically fit and active.


BEYOND THE BLIGHT Reader response Readers told us these are the community eyesores they most


Q. I admire the maternity clothes worn by Kelli Williams, the actress who plays Lindsay Dole on the

The Vindicator

The Vindicator FOR KIDS: Golfers are being invited to participate in the Van Sickle Foundation

YSU, Raptor get ratings of approval

News from the week that was: U Youngstown State coach John Robic quickly cautions fans excited

SHARON SHANKS | The Cosmos Scientists seek help studying night skies

Amateur astronomers have two chances in the coming months to make valuable contributions to the


CHRISTINA LONG BRIAN DUNBAR GIRARD -- St. Rose Church was the setting at 2 p.m. May 19 for the

JACK WOLLITZ Safety is key in avoiding mishaps

Even the most careful anglers can expect to experience a few mishaps during their fishing days. We

DIV. III DISTRICT TRACK & amp; FIELD Mission possible for Holmes and Maplewood



MANDY LUC DAVID BARONE STRUTHERS -- David A. Barone and his bride, the former Mandy L. Luc,

So many rooms, too few students

Declining enrollment and additional classrooms have left YSU with more space than students, a report

Mealys honored at reception for 60th anniversary

VIENNA -- Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mealy, 1328 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, will be honored from 2 to 4

Litter tops readers' lists of area's worst eyesores

Readers consider litter, a vacant school, old gas stations and some main streets the region's top

Friendship blooms out of project, physical therapy

The basketball player said his project grade is secondary to his friendship with the second-grader,


LOCAL Amish mystery "Clouds Without Rain: An Ohio Amish Mystery" will be released June 1 by Ohio


HEALTH YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Elizabeth Health Center has named Scott Higgins as assistant director of

Maliniches mark 50th anniversary by renewing vows

POLAND -- Mr. and Mrs. George Malinich, 6073 Pawnee Place, observed their golden wedding anniversary

Snovaks mark golden jubilee at dinner party

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Snovak, 1936 Wakefield, were honored May 5 at a dinner party

FARRELL Events to celebrate city's 100th year

Farrell's Centennial Committee is looking for advertisers and participants. FARRELL, Pa. -- City

It's e-business as usual

Local companies are using the Internet to serve customers across the country. By DON SHILLING


Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Finance/Executive Committee, 10 a.m., Ohio One Building,

MAHONING COUNTY State representative proposes change to records-copying law

The proposal would allow county recorders to provide self-service copiers. By BOB JACKSON


CYNTHIA LEHOTSKY THOMAS BLESSING NORTH GEORGETOWN -- First Brethren Church of North Georgetown was

SUN TANNING That unhealthy glow: Avoid the ultraviolet

The threat of skin cancer is growing rapidly, says a dermatologist. By CATHY SECKMAN VINDICATOR


SUSAN NOVOTNY GREGG BETTROSS YOUNGSTOWN -- The wedding of Susan Novotny and Gregg Bettross took

BACKYARD BARBECUES Summer cooking is truly grilling

Cooking on the grill has become more popular in the past few years. By LINDA M. LINONIS

At local vigil, families, friends can remember AIDS victims

WARREN -- Local residents who died of AIDS will be remembered tonight as part of the 18th annual

In the Valley, who needs honest elected officials?

Opinion: In the Valley, who needs honest elected officials? EDITOR: I was interested in the comments from


INFORMATION If you go Getting there: The Volleyball Hall of Fame is in Heritage State Park in


St. Elizabeth Kenneth and Gina Sheller, 500 Hazel St., Girard, boy, May 19. Lemoin and Juli

Fleck anniversary is celebrated at family dinner

SALEM -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Fleck of Salem was celebrated May

CONNEAUT 2001 season

Conneaut Lake Park begins its season this weekend. The park will initially open only on weekends,


CRIME SOLVERS Mercer County The theft of stained glass windows is the focus of Mercer County

Folks in Columbus shouldn't play personality politics with 'Traficant's seat'

Opinion: Some political opportunists in Ohio are seizing on the problems of U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.

Old recording holds a voice of the past

MERCER, Pa. -- A 1953 tape recording of a Mercer County man who was a teen-ager at the time of the


VETERANS 3 from area visit Korea Three area Korean War veterans are part of a contingent of 25

COMMENCEMENT COMMENCES: Graduating students enter Youngstown State's Beeghly Center as parents,

COMMENCEMENT COMMENCES: Graduating students enter Youngstown State's Beeghly Center as parents,


MICHELLE KATULA DOUGLAS GOCLANO CAMPBELL -- Honeymooning in Aruba are Douglas J. Goclano and his

NEW BRIGHTON Couple shares fruit that life has to offer

A small seed planted in 1952 grew into what is known as Lapic Winery. By CATHY SECKMAN


YSU CLASSROOMS Utilization report Youngstown State University's classrooms are used 39 percent


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Cindy's Ruckus (Spieth)7.203.402.20 French Joseph

JAMES DULLEY Cut your utility bills Don't let bad brands put you off vinyl windows

Q. I need no-maintenance replacement windows that tilt in for easy cleaning, don't sweat, and will

Heather Mickler, Ronald Carcelli Jr. to be married

STRUTHERS -- The engagement of Heather L. Mickler and Ronald A. Carcelli Jr., both of Henderson,


MONDAY St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Westminster

IN THE CUP! Area holes-in-one

Thomas Holt of Warren, aced the 153-yard No. 5 hole at Tamer Win, using an 8-iron. His first hole-

MUSEUMS Area attractions

Arms Family Museum of Local History -- 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, (330) 743-2589: "Heart & amp;

'JANE AUSTEN' | A review Lack of primary sources is a challenge for biographer

By THERESA HEGEL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER "Jane Austen: A Penguin Life," by Carol Shields

WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of May 20: TODAY Steel Valley Chapter 13, American Ex-Prisoners of

PATRICIA C. SYAK | Symphony notes Series pops with a potpourri of nostalgia

Better than a dozen roses and longer lasting is a subscription to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra


Mike Andrella Anne Bauer William Bauer Jessica Beatty Kate Beran Christen Clemson Ashley Crain


DOROTHY COLEY JASON REYNOLDS YOUNGSTOWN -- Dorothy Coley, 320 Ohio River Blvd., Sewickley, Pa.,

Wolves Club names grant recipients

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Wolves Club, Den VI, has named eight Mahoning County students as recipients of

KEYSTONE CLIPS Do wacky write-ins show party platforms?

It could be someone's sense of humor, someone disgruntled with the list of candidates or perhaps

Fire at car dealership leaves mechanic injured

Fire at car dealership leaves mechanic injured AUSTINTOWN -- A Warren man was taken to the Akron


May 21 -- Lark Enterprises Scramble at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Pulaski, Pa., (724) 964-8201.

August rite set for Miss Volpini, Shannon Polk

POLAND -- Announcement is being made by Richard and Marisa Volpini of Poland of the engagement of

Directions: Lapic Winery at 902 Tulip Drive, New Brighton, Pa., is just off Route 68 between

Directions: Lapic Winery at 902 Tulip Drive, New Brighton, Pa., is just off Route 68 between

Jennifer DeChellis, Ronald Houser Jr. plan summer rite

Plans for their summer wedding are being announced by Jennifer Lyn DeChellis of Youngstown and

COLUMBUS - The marriage of Kelly James and Robert Grieco, both of Columbus, was solemnized during a

COLUMBUS - The marriage of Kelly James and Robert Grieco, both of Columbus, was solemnized during a

Shiers celebrate 50th anniversary by renewing vows at Akron church

WARREN -- Mr. and Mrs. Leroy B. Schier of 804 Spring Pines Drive S.W. , celebrated their 50th

JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Zumpella committed to improving game

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- After Joe Zumpella of Allegheny College demonstrated that he ranks among the top

Young artists

Young artists YOUNGSTOWN -- A Tri-County Young Artists' Expo will be a new component of the


TENNIS DIVISION I (AT ROCKY RIVER) Doubles Semifinals Shalin Shah-Chris Kuppler (Canfield)

PARK PRICES Conneaut Lake

Parking and admission are free, but there is a charge for rides. Individual ride tickets are

D'Amores feted at celebration of 50th anniversary

BROOKFIELD -- Dr. and Mrs. Amanto P. D'Amore, 7185 Sunnydell Drive, were honored May 5 at a luncheon

Jagr says Penguins need new answers

Jaromir Jagr, who may be traded this summer, said Pittsburgh needs a new direction to avoid being


WOMEN'S SCORES WGAH -- (Pine Lakes) Gross Minus Par 3's: A - G. Bunn; B - B. Stiver; C - P.

New AIDS run planned

New AIDS run planned CLEVELAND -- A five-kilometer run is being added to the 11th Annual Dr. John

Lisa Patterson, James Lambert are engaged

CORTLAND -- Kevin and Carol Patterson, 3034 Fallehn Drive, are announcing the engagement of their

What must they think of us? West Sider asks

Now is the perfect time to get beyond the blight, one passionate reader from Youngstown says.

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Motorcyclist dies in crash MERCER, Pa. -- James M. Williams, 38, of 407 Old Ash Road, Mercer, died


JODI MULLINS PATRICK WILLIAMS STRUTHERS -- Honeymooning in Orlando, Fla., are Patrick Joseph

RAY SWANSON | Keystoner Time is right to congratulate

The cream of the crop, the top student-athletes during the winter and spring at Westminster College,


Q. I got a letter from the Treasury that said they will be withholding money from my Social Security

WARREN Sibling rivalry helps put twins at top of their class

The twins will attend Case Western Reserve University in the fall. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

Remicks celebrate 50th anniversary at family events

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Remick, 2882 Gulf-to-Bay

CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the


TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Kirk T. Esmond, 24, of 427 Bonnie Brae S.E., Vienna, and

NEW CASTLE Dog breeders to show off 'works of art'

There will be nearly 6,000 dogs and 100 breeds at the four-day event. By LAURE CIOFFI

Vietnam memorial

Vietnam memorial HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Mercer County Vietnam Era Veterans Association will have a

SHENANGO LAKE Eagle pair nesting on osprey perch

If the eggs are fertile, a nest at Shenango River Lake could produce some eaglets any day now. By


ALL-STARS Other sports had deserving athletes Fanfare: I was extremely disappointed concerning

Applying mulch

What you should know Begin by asking yourself the following questions: What do I hope to achieve

SCOTT SHALAWAY Cuckoos are birds of a different feather

While searching the forest canopy for the male scarlet tanager I had just heard -- its raspy voice

Costantino-Dill wedding set for early August

CAMPBELL -- Danielle Lynn Costantino and Kevin James Dill, both of 151 Woodland Ave., are announcing

Palm trees, open seas and ... hidden fees

A vacation is one of the rites of summer, but surprise charges can quickly turn it into a nightmare.