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MAHONING VALLEY AFL-CIO won't ask Traficant to resign

The congressman should not consider the vote a victory, the union's president said. By DAVID

TRUMBULL CO. Board hears tax gripes

Last year, about half the people who challenged their property tax bill got some relief. By

Susan R. Szabo to be June bride of John E. Koulianos

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mrs. Stephen J. Szabo Jr., 1051 Westport Drive, is announcing the engagement of her


AGENDA WEDNESDAY Mathews Board of Education, 7 p.m., 4434-B Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna.

HUBBARD Residents in city get tax reprieve

Township residents will pay the tax, and it's a possibility that city residents could be taxed

YOUNGSTOWN Former officer to receive sentence

Prosecutors want Joseph Maderitz, a former probation officer, to be incarcerated. By BOB JACKSON

SALEM SCHOOLS Board to hire KSU staff member as principal

The new principal is replacing a longtime educator. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Flowers put fresh face on Akron's gray areas

layout i see looks like it takes a 3-48-2 semibold head. guy.

EAST PALESTINE Officials begin to plan for census

Council will discuss ways to beef up the city's population. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM


Opinion: Chicago Tribune: Soon after they convicted Nathaniel Brazill of second-degree murder in the shooting

CCA creates little pockets of beauty on South Side

In city and suburban neighborhoods, people are fighting blighted conditions. YOUNGSTOWN -- Nobody

K.O. DRUGS Boxing pairings

UNDERCLASS DIVISION (9TH-10TH GRADERS) Bantamweights Adam Johnson (0-1), Austintown Fitch, vs.

Mental health vigil

Mental health vigil WARREN -- A prayer vigil will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the gazebo on

Tiffany Grischow will be bride of Nils Nolan

AUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grischow of Austintown are announcing the engagement of their

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Nelson and Lisa Schiavi, 457 W. Wilson St., Struthers, girl, may 21. Donald and

HERMITAGE School board unveils tentative spending plan

The district may have to raise taxes to help pay off a bond issue for the high school project. By

Perfect records on line in bouts

The K.O. Drugs high school tournament continues Wednesday at Liberty. LIBERTY -- The fourth night

Wilmington schools to receive telecommunications upgrade

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Wilmington Area School District agreed to pay EON Communications of New


Who: Tigers (Weaver 3-5) at Indians (Colon 4-3). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-AM

New council leader, ward rep take their oaths in Struthers

STRUTHERS -- The city has its new city council president and 1st Ward councilman. Danny Thomas

YOUNGSTOWN Phar-Mor nears decision on purchase

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Phar-Mor's interest in Drug Emporium could lead to an auction in court.

Czopur-Gaffney wedding is set for September

CANFIELD -- Atty. and Mrs. Edward Czopur, 440 Greenmont Drive, are announcing the engagement of

MERCER CO. Housing plan sure to make bluebirds sing

MERCER, Pa. -- The bluebird population in Mercer County is getting some housing assistance from the

A NOSE FOR TROUBLE Dogs help keep illegal drugs in check

Above and below, Bar, a Youngstown Police Department dog, sniffs lockers for drugs at Fitch High

Destiny LIVES

Destiny LIVES

VALLEY HOSPITALS Talks progress in strike at St. E's, negotiator says

Lawyers and federal mediators spent the night negotiating, and talks are expected to continue today.

YOUNGSTOWN OSTEOPATHIC Agency drops plan to buy old hospital

An attorney said the estate hasn't given up on its search for a buyer. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


People's Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman St., Youngstown, various commodities, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Often a top issue in city hall, blight fight lacks funding

Public officials in the Valley say eliminating blight already is getting maximum attention.

Police investigate why brothers ran from home

Police investigate why brothers ran from home NILES -- Warren police and the county's child

CHAMPION Teen scholar earns top honor

The Champion High School senior is one of the top scholars in the country. By JENNINE ZELEZNIK

WARREN Trustees plan hall finances

The Packard Park board will apply for federal money to meet ADA compliance. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

New coach needed

New coach needed Sharon is looking for a new boys varsity basketball coach. The contract held by

THE SERIES Penguins vs. Devils

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

LISBON Judge: Hearing for officer was unfair

Part of the issue concerned the handling of a driving while under the influence arrest. By NORMAN

Thanks to Traficant, good companies won't relocate

Opinion: Thanks to Traficant, good companies won't relocate EDITOR: His colleagues voted James Traficant

Kyle-Sawicki wedding is set for late July

Richard Jr. and Dorothy Kyle, 4362 Timberbrook Drive, Canfield, and Roman and Wieslawa Sawicki, 3843

ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball and softball

BASEBALL Babe Ruth (Age 14-15) Youngstown Express 2, Rondinelli Tuxedo 0 -- John Mang and Mark

& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;COOK, & lt;/B & gt; Bernard

& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;COOK, & lt;/B & gt; Bernard J., 76, of Newton


Chaney High School Class of 1956 will hold its 45-year class reunion Aug. 25 at the Holiday Inn in

Daneen Donatelli, Martin Holmes Jr. to speak vows

POLAND -- The engagement of Daneen Donatelli of Toledo and Martin Holmes Jr., a son of Martin Sr.

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Regional softball

DIVISION III Where: Massillon Genshaft Park. Teams: South Range (15-11) vs. LaGrange Keystone

Man to answer charges of vehicular homicide

Man to answer charges of vehicular homicide NILES -- A 44-year-old Youngstown man is to appear

Miss Nardella, Matthew White are engaged

POLAND -- Thomas and Carolyn Nardella, 2371 Lyon Blvd., announce the engagement of their daughter,

YOUNGSTOWN Control board

The city's board of control approved these items recently: Granting $40,000 to Cafaro Co., owners

BOOKS Manners help in any situation

Proper etiquette helps society run more smoothly, an author of a book on the subject says. By SEAN

VALLEY HOSPITALS Talks progress at St. E's, will resume at Forum

Teamsters are optimistic about a settlement at St. E's. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT BOARDMAN --


LITTER Fast facts Why people litter: They feel no sense of ownership, even though parks and


RECOGNITION Neighborhood cleanup Many city, suburban and rural residents band together to clean

BASKETBALL Sharon's Revale let go as coach

Gary Revale has led the team for the past five seasons. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU

YOUNGSTOWN Former firefighter sues over dismissal

The 18-year department veteran had a history of being late for work. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

NEW CASTLE School board to raise taxes, eliminate money for trips

The board won't fund any field trips next school year. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE

Union organization squelched for now

A union official said the SEIU will keep trying to organize workers at Sharon Regional Health


POLICE CALLS Liberty, Girard, Hubbard Summary of police activity: LIBERTY May 8 Theft: A

SHARON Mailman-biting dog to be quarantined

The U.S. Postal Service has halted mail delivery until the dog is removed. By HAROLD GWIN

Western Reserve's tourney wait continues

BERLIN CENTER -- It might go down as the longest softball game in history. Western Reserve High

Extended-day services

Extended-day services BELOIT -- An informational meeting on West Branch schools' extended-day

WARREN Several sue area eatery

Both suits are seeking in excess of $25,000. No hearing date has been set. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

NILES Dance teacher agrees to pay

Many of the parents involved filled a row in court. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

CANFIELD Council offers up to $10,000 for information in rape case

A souvenir baseball bat is an 'important link' to the attacker, police say. By IAN HILL

SHARON Schools weigh tax increase

An increase would go toward the renovation of the high school/middle school. By HAROLD GWIN

Freed on bond, man faces multiple charges

Freed on bond, man faces multiple charges SHARON, Pa. -- Richard B. Cole, 34, of Orchard Street,

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Cancer survivor helps others battle the disease

Barely a year after Cheri Picken's mother died of skin cancer, Cheri was diagnosed with breast


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Christopher S. Tunison, 20, of 41 S. Marcia Drive, Austintown,

WARREN Councilman will submit plan that bans cellular phone use

One council member says the city has more pressing issues than prohibiting motorists from using cell

An Akron-ism? Maybe, but flowers freshen up city but flowers dazzle a city

YOUNGSTOWN -- Picture unavoidable bursts of purple petunias, cater-cornered from one another near

YSU's enrollment decline creating a space 'problem'

Opinion: There are lots of buildings on the campus of Youngstown State University, and those buildings have

"Everybody's been wonderful. It's great to see all these people come together."

"Everybody's been wonderful. It's great to see all these people come together." Katie Squibbs

Immediate ceasefire essential in Mideast

Opinion: The unholy holy war must stop. As Israelis and Palestinians push themselves and each other to the


HOW EYESORES START Litter and illegal dumping often are the earliest indications a neighborhood is