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Traficant offers school-funds bill

The bill would allocate $500 million for poor schools for construction projects. By DAVID SKOLNICK


NEW CASTLE Missing ad sets council vote on borrowing

Council members approved a grant application that will pay for housing for victims of domestic


Date announced for Long-Parson wedding rite

Don and Judy Waltemire of Warren and Lana Parson of Austintown are revealing plans for the upcoming


Diabetes growing as health problem

Diabetes growing as health problem Males with abdominal girth of more than 40 inches and women


Strike ends, wounds remain

An HMHP spokesman said the situation should be better once workers are back on the job. By IAN


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CONGRESS Act would toughen import regulations

Tougher laws would apply to Mexico and Canada, despite the NAFTA. SHARON, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Phil


OHIO STATE 2001 schedule

September 8 -- AKRON 15 -- SAN DIEGO STATE 22 -- at UCLA 29 -- at Indiana October 6 --


THE FUTURE IS NOW Computers keep plant on track

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN An industry analyst and a Microsoft official praise Packard's new


Two Liberty robberies occur in the daytime

Two Liberty robberies occur in the daytime LIBERTY -- Police are investigating two robberies that


MAHONING COUNTY Ex-Campbell officer gets jail in assault

The judge sentenced Darkadakis to four years in jail, but he'll serve three months. By BOB JACKSON


KEEPING SAFE Crime prevention tips

Dan Valentine, a Salem Township constable and Beaver Township police officer, suggests residents and


GIRARD Firearms programs will target safety, liability

Trigger locks will be given away Tuesday and Wednesday. GIRARD -- Officials here have scheduled


WARREN WCI Steel reports latest loss in quarter

THE VINDICATOR/YOUNGSTOWN One official said the company faces a 'shallow, slow and quite lengthy'


Wife of Campbell schools chief faces court date in felony theft

BOARDMAN -- A part-time teacher's aide at Campbell Memorial High School, who is the wife of the


YSU Trade event targets worldwide business

THE VINDICATOR/YOUNGSTOWN The event gave local business owners a chance to explore international


PENGUIN CLUB SALUTE Tressel ready for big test in the fall

The Buckeyes coach said his team made strides during spring practice. By BRIAN RICHESSON


Miss Anderson to wed Mr. Penn in June ceremony

YOUNGSTOWN -- Melvin and Mary Anderson of Youngstown announce the engagement of their daughter,


State's biennium budget retains secrecy clause

Opinion: Republican leaders in the Ohio General Assembly have sent a chilling message to the citizens of this


WARREN County recorders worry about plan

The president of the Ohio Recorders' Association has objections to the bill. By STEPHEN SIFF


MAHONING CO. Judges prohibit smoking in county courthouse

Judges still have the option of letting jurors and lawyers smoke in their offices. By BOB JACKSON


Courthouse renovations to begin

The work should begin in a few weeks. MERCER -- Commissioners hired a construction company for the


Local police gear up again for hot rod show

Officials do not expect many changes this year. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


Negotiations stall for Forum Health, nurses

YOUNGSTOWN-- Talks between Forum Health officials and negotiators for the Youngstown General Duty


TRUMBULL COUNTY Districts to vote on career center contract

The current pact, approved in 1997, runs out next year. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Richard and Susan Donkers, 425 E. 7th St., McDonald, girl, May 24. James and


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Memorial Day

State, county and federal agencies and other businesses that will be closed Memorial Day, Monday,


STEEL INDUSTRY LTV gives warning on risk of closing

LTV is sending workers a letter that warns of a shutdown risk. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS YOUNGSTOWN --


WILMINGTON SCHOOLS Kids make a quilt as a pieceful gesture

Elementary pupils are piecing together memories for a nursing home resident. By ELLEN J. LIST


CORTLAND FACILITY

CORTLAND FACILITY Fast facts Details on Delphi Packard Electric Systems' recently renovated


LEETONIA PARKS Frustrations take toll on board

Vandalism over the years has progressed from mischief to destruction. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


Patient care is principal concern in nurses strike

Opinion: Patient care is principal concern in nurses strike EDITOR: A letter printed in last Friday's


OHIO EXPORTS Growth report

Businesses in Ohio exported more than $26 billion in goods in 2000, according to the Ohio Department


ARENA BOARD News and notes

The board overseeing the proposed downtown civic center handled these issues Thursday: Received a


A MASSIVE MESS AT THE FBI

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: Lately, Americans may be wondering if the first letter in the FBI's acronym stands


Connectors link Cortland plant to the future

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The company pursues lines outside the automotive industry for growth.


MEMORIAL DAY Area events

Memorial Day weekend events, as provided by sponsoring communities: MAHONING COUNTY AUSTINTOWN


Promotion for trooper

Promotion for trooper CANFIELD -- A promotion was planned today in Columbus for Sgt. Rudy Zemelka


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XYoungstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 11


Faculty can force students to lives of academic honesty

Opinion: Once again, college faculty are writhing over the paucity of decent research by their students, who


SHARPSVILLE Debate over Shenango consolidation heats up

Some say the five municipalities should remain as districts, forming a city with a population of a


LAWRENCE COUNTY District attorney to take on abuse

No extra manpower or money will be needed for the district attorney's office. By LAURE CIOFFI


Mechanics are hospitalized after accident in their garage

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said two mechanics were injured when a truck they had repaired drove over


Lawrence County contractor to pay clients in paving fraud

HARRISBURG -- A Lawrence County paving contractor has been ordered to pay $18,000 in consumer


Officials urge board to build power plant

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Supporters of a $600 million electric power


Miss Hart to wed Dana Toro Jr. in June 22 rite

COLUMBIANA -- John and Donna Vansil, 153 Apache, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori


MERCER COUNTY Boy, 3, honored for 911 call

The director of the 911 center isn't sure whether tapes of the calls that brought criticism are


MAHONING COUNTY Courts to begin using video arraignment soon

The system will allow some suspects to be arraigned without leaving the jail. By BOB JACKSON


QUILTING What you need to know

THREE PARTS TO A PATCHWORK QUILT: Top patch layer: Is made of individual fabric shapes joined with


INDICTMENTS

INDICTMENTS Mahoning County The following people were indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury:


CONTRACT DETAILS What's included

Some of the key issues addressed in the new three-year agreement include: WAGES Old agreement:


SALEM TOWNSHIP Police warn residents of area thefts

One chief believes thieves are targeting homes and businesses in rural areas. By NANCY TULLIS


WEST MIDDLESEX Coach pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Richard Holzworth resigned as assistant coach. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU WEST


YMCA plans open house for new director

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley YMCA has a new executive director. The agency's board of


DIV. I REGIONAL TRACK & amp; FIELD A matter of inches: Vallos headed to state

The junior missed first place in the discus by 1 inch. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


MORE PREPS INSIDE

UChampion and Southington's softball teams advanced to regional finals in Division III and Div. IV,


Officials to give raise to summer helpers

Officials to give raise to summer helpers NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County's summer help is


GAIL WHITE Bike-riding veterans find new ways to serve

As a child, I remember my Uncle John Bintrim coming home for Christmas in his Navy uniform. He


Officials dismiss assistant fire chief

Warren's safety-service director said filing of an EEOC complaint had no role in the termination of