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WKBN Traficant avoids talk of case, tells of FBI-mob link

The congressman said talking about his pending criminal case would prompt prosecutors to move his


WKBN Traficant debates his FBI allegation with columnist

The congressman said talking about his pending criminal case would prompt prosecutors to move his


Spartans bidding for first crown

By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF BOARDMAN -- After falling short in the state tournament


Jaclyn Reynolds to be bride of Eric McConnell

GIRARD -- The engagement of Jaclyn N. Reynolds and Eric McConnell, both of 258 E. Kline St., is


Miss Courtney, Michael Salapata to wed Sept. 15

Heather Lynn Courtney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Courtney, all of 322 E. Kline St., Girard,


VIENNA Fire chief buries dog for couple

The fire chief said he does not know the cause of the blaze that destroyed a township home and


Miss DeSimone, Mr. Easton plan summer wedding

BOARDMAN -- Louis and Frances DeSimone, 1355 Windel Way, announce the summer wedding plans of their


Success: County has 4 at state

Four Mahoning County baseball and softball teams will represent the Valley this week in state


YOUNGSTOWN Mail truck fire halts delivery on North Side; cause unknown

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating a fire that broke out in one of their


EAST PALESTINE Hearing set for teacher accused of conspiracy to commit murder

The plot to kill did not involve any of the suspect's students. EAST PALESTINE -- A preliminary


Word gets local boy in Dutch

By MEGAN SCULLY STATES NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- It wasn't Greek, but the Dutch word that


SALEM YWCA aims to pair up with center

One official called the proposed partnership a good fit. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


AUSTINTOWN 5 new Fitch teachers hired

Four new social studies instructors are needed because of curriculum realignment. AUSTINTOWN --


FARRELL City must prove plant use

The state is concerned about sewage overflows into the Shenango River during periods of wet weather.


MERCER CO. Judge convicts calling-card thief

Authorities said the man used other people's phone cards to make more than $4,100 in calls. By


YOUNGSTOWN Revenue -- and expenses -- rise for HM hospitals

The closing of Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital is credited with increasing patients at St.


Karen S. Bartelmay, Jeff A. Salajko to be married in June 30 ceremony

BOARDMAN -- Herb and Mary Bartelmay of Boardman are announcing plans for the upcoming marriage of


NEW CASTLE Insurance investigators to assess fire damage to 3-story building

The blaze damaged Bruno's Tin Man Lounge and two apartments, but nobody was injured. NEW CASTLE,


Traficant debates his FBI allegation with columnist

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER BOARDMAN -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.


DeBartolo ice cream company teams with pretzel retailer

BOARDMAN -- DeBartolo Property Group is aligning its expanding ice cream company with a successful


TRUMBULL COUNTY Man indicted on charges related to rape in Warren

If convicted of the charges, the defendant faces up to 48 years in prison. WARREN -- A Trumbull


Encouraging news for GM Lordstown

Opinion: Absent a formal announcement from General Motors Corp. -- it now appears that the decision-makers


STATE BASEBALL Spartans bidding for first crown

Boardman is seeking the school's first state championship after three unsuccessful tries. By JOHN


DIVISION I BASEBALL Boardman vs. Maumee

Who: Boardman (23-5) vs. Maumee (20-10). What: Division I state semifinal. When:Thursday, 1:30


Revenue -- and expenses -- rise for HM hospitals

By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR YOUNGSTOWN -- The organization that runs St.


Professional nurses do care about their patients

Opinion: Professional nurses do care about their patients EDITOR: The recent letter "Nurses at fault for


Wagner-Kirtley wedding to be held in Kentucky

Announcement is being made of the engagement of Charity Marie Wagner, a daughter of Roger and Sandra


GIRARD SCHOOLS Consultants cite vents as root of health problem

Officials closed the school for the rest of the academic year. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


Councilman leaves meeting after pledge

CRAIG BEACH -- A village councilman walked out of a special meeting Tuesday night saying he felt the


Police receive more tips in rape

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- During the past week, city police Detective Andy


CSC STEEL Salaried workers to get bonuses

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The bonuses were paid from cash the plant earned in its final days of


Councilwoman defends remarks

'It's all politics,' the councilwoman said. FARRELL, Pa. -- The public debate over some comments


Theft at McDonald's

Theft at McDonald's YOUNGSTOWN -- A man with a black bag covering his face took an undisclosed


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BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Charles and Leanna Latronico, 6175 Mount Everett S.E., Hubbard, boy, May 29. Mark


Littleton-Cicero wedding plans are revealed

An early summer wedding is planned by Michelle Littleton, daughter of Lynn Littleton of McDonald and


June 23 nuptials are planned by Kristin Dickmann, Mr. Stephens

POLAND -- The engagement of Kristin Maley Dickmann, 1816 Lakehill Court, Columbus, and James Paul


YOUNGSTOWN Sheriff disputes inmate's lawsuit

The sheriff said the inmate's allegations are ridiculous. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


CANFIELD Police receive more tips in rape

Authorities believe they have the bat that was used in the rape. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF


What does an umpire wear under his robe?

Opinion: Every playing field in the United States just got nine new officials, and they're all wearing robes.


Exonerate those falsely hanged as witches

Opinion: If men and women were accused of witchcraft today, they would probably find their stories on the


CANFIELD Trustees act on waterline project pact

One trustee dissented because her lawyer had not reviewed the resolutions. By IAN HILL


YOUNGSTOWN After layoffs, CCA works on 2 pacts

The prison company is calling the cuts 'temporary layoffs.' By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Moises Diaz, 28, of 121 12th St., Campbell, and Angelica


Charged in assaults

Charged in assaults SHARON, Pa. -- Police said a 29-year-old Transfer man faced arraignment today


WHEELING-PITTSBURGH STEEL Holding company to buy Pitt-Canfield Corp.

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN STAFF/WIRE REPORTS YOUNGSTOWN -- WHX Corp. will give Wheeling-


SPELLING BEE Word gets local boy in Dutch

The Vindicator spelling champ had never heard of the word and took his best shot. By MEGAN SCULLY


STRUTHERS Burglaries center on Yellow Creek area

Assorted items were taken, varying from bikes to yard equipment. STRUTHERS -- The city suffered a


GAIL WHITE Program seeks to lead kids to the right path

"Do you know why you're here?" Benita Forest, Juvenile Diversion Officer for the Youngstown Police


SHENANGO VALLEY Municipalities hire consultant to evaluate sewer systems

The study could help determine future sewer needs for the communities. FARRELL, Pa. -- L. Robert


STATE TRACK 2 track teams have 'brotherly' ties

The Maplewood and McDonald High track teams, coached by the Rupe brothers, have a special


Area superintendent prepares for state job

Area superintendent prepares for state job WARREN -- Superintendent Elizabeth Ross is tying up


Consultants cite vents as root of school's problem

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF GIRARD -- The heating and air conditioning system in


AGENDA

AGENDA THURSDAY Western Reserve Transit Authority, 3 p.m., 604 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.


House fire probed

House fire probed WARREN -- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze at a Woodbine


YOUNGSTOWN Lawsuit over body mix-up is over

A Canfield woman said she wanted vindication, not a payday, from the case. By BOB JACKSON


TRUMBULL COUNTY Dispatcher honored for saving baby

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners were to honor 911 dispatcher John Williamson today for


Chapman-Percic wedding date to be Aug. 11

BOARDMAN -- Dawn Elle Chapman and Joseph Adam Percic, both of Melbourne Avenue, are announcing plans


Takeisha Hall to wed Donald Ruff Jr. July 21 at First Presbyterian Church

BRONX, N.Y.-- Announced by Takeisha T. Hall and Donald M. Ruff Jr., both of 930 Grand Concourse, are


GM LORDSTOWN There is much to do before plant remodel

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Negotiations on a state financing package for the plant overhaul are


No new disease cases confirmed

By STEPHANIE UJHELYI VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BELOIT -- Health officials say no additional