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MAHONING COUNTY Officials to seek probe of card use

One commissioner said there were irregularities related to county credit-card charges made by


With check in hand, police head to N.Y.C.

The officers want the money to go to family members as soon as possible. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


GIRARD SCHOOL DISTRICT Court postpones trial against board

The visiting judge will have 14 days to file a response with the appeals court. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


Program assesses risk for heart disease

Program assesses risk for heart disease LIBERTY -- Humility of Mary Health Partners offers a


VOLLEYBALL Fitch regroups in victory

The Falcons beat Mentor in two sets to advance to the regional championship match. By JOE SCALZO


MERCER COUNTY Panel to work on deficit and budget

Several agencies have agreed to give up their fourth-quarter allocations. By HAROLD GWIN


BOARDMAN, CANFIELD Telemarketing company plans to open a new office, add jobs

A new call center is needed because the Austintown center is at capacity. By DON SHILLING


WARREN Auction at CSC brings $2M

The idle steel bar mill is to be stripped bare by mid-December. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials OK borrowing $1.1 million

Layoffs and service reductions are expected to be averted by borrowing. By NORMAN LEIGH


Lost toddler gets home

Lost toddler gets home BOARDMAN -- A wandering toddler gave township police a scare Halloween


MERCER COUNTY Scandal behind, focus is finances

Several agencies have agreed to give up their fourth-quarter allocations. By HAROLD GWIN


LOCAL BRIEFS

Homeless man arrested AUSTINTOWN -- Police arrested a homeless man early today after he acted as


Hubbard rallies into regional final

The win earned the Eagles their first-ever regional final Saturday at 2 p.m. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU


YSU

YSU Volleyball team falls to RMC YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior Rebecca Sylak and sophomore Colleen Royer


YOUNGSTOWN City records 26th homicide of year

Another shooting around the corner at 466 Cohasset Drive happened around 4 a.m. By PATRICIA MEADE


WIN, PLACE & amp; SHOW

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Royal Fin (D Hawk)6.404.803.40 Comeover Kitty (R


Girard man enters guilty plea in rapes, sexual imposition

WARREN -- A 72-year-old Girard man known to friends as "Grandpa Bill" has been sentenced to 15 years


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Commissioners OK borrowing $1.1 million to cover 2001 bills

Layoffs and service reductions are expected to be averted by borrowing. By NORMAN LEIGH


MERCER COUNTY Panel to work on how to handle this year's deficit and 2002 budget

Several agencies have agreed to give up their fourth-quarter allocations. By HAROLD GWIN


MATCH-UP YSU vs. So. Illinois

6-2Record1-6 33.5Points per game16.8 17.3Points allowed27.2 367.5Total offense355.7 294.5Total


United returns from the brink

By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BARBERTON -- With her team on the brink of oblivion and


Work force appointees

Work force appointees YOUNGSTOWN -- Gov. Bob Taft appointed two Youngstown residents to the


Ebony Life Line Hall of Fame

Ebony Life Line Hall of Fame Tennis has been good to the Duke family of Warren. The sport helped


MAHONING COURTHOUSE County gets bids for work on security at domestic court

The project will include a reception area and a locked door to control visitors. By BOB JACKSON


Water rates to rise in 3 districts

WARREN -- The average water bill for homeowners in three Trumbull County water districts will


REGION

REGION Mature workers urged to attend free job fair LIBERTY -- Job seekers over 40 are invited


OHIO Electric tax is cut from GOP plan

The tax would have affected at least four Mahoning Valley communities. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR


NILES Council members to issue ultimatum to city treasurer

The part-time treasurer isn't seeking re-election. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


Antioch Baptist Church, 110 Funston St., Youngstown, 10 a.m. Friday. Various items. Bring identification and containers.

Food and clothing distribution notices are to be submitted by 3 p.m. the day before they are to be


GIRLS SOCCER Hubbard can't find way to beat West Geauga

The Eagles out-shot West Geauga 14-6 in the second half and 20-12 for the game but still lost 2-0.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Water rates to rise in 3 districts

Revenue from the increase will ultimately pay for system improvements, an official said. WARREN --


LESSONS IN CHARITY

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Americans have opened their hearts and wallets wide since Sept. 11, donating at


TRUMBULL COUNTY 911 dispatcher suspended after numerous complaints

The 10-day suspension is the last step short of firing the dispatcher. By STEPHEN SIFF


WARREN Sale at CSC brings $8M

The idle steel bar mill is to be stripped bare by mid-December. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR


Hermitage and other police charge man in host of crimes

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said charges are growing against an Akron, N.Y., man caught driving a


TRUMBULL COUNTY Forum: United regions will revamp tourism

Businesses should try to get tourists to return to the area. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Commissioners take a minute to accept Shipley's resignation

The board chairman said there's another reason Shipley was asked to resign. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer


YSU Substance in dorm tests negative

University police have no suspects in the hoax. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Charles J. Wiand, 55, of 5656 Radcliffe, Austintown, and


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Michael and Charity Mondak, 814 Arch St., Salem, girl, Oct. 31. Roxanne Paris,


Stephanie Patten, William Welker Jr. will exchange vows next spring

JUPITER, Fla. -- William and Joan Welker of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Canfield, are announcing the


Deon Humberson, Christopher Vrabel to wed Nov. 24

YOUNGSTOWN -- Roger and Susie Humberson, 1775 Brockton Drive, are announcing the coming marriage of


MAHONING COUNTY Official: Receipt proves point

The commissioner is not sure if the credit-card company gave the county credit for the overcharge.


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XMichael and Robbyn (Bush) LaRocca of Cleveland announce the birth of their first child, a daughter,


TRUMBULL COUNTY Not revealing donors brings political woes

The elections board director said the lawsuit against the sheriff brought the issue to light. By


In Ohio, every Dogg has his day in court

In Ohio, every Dogg has his day in court OBERLIN, Ohio -- A lawyer for rap star Snoop Dogg


HERMITAGE, PA. Women of Steel rally at area mall

Spend money, buy American, and keep America working, a rally organizer urged. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


More preps inside

More preps inside Austintown Fitch and Hubbard advanced to regional championship matches in


Editorial didn't reveal full truth about candidates

Opinion: Editorial didn't reveal full truth about candidates EDITOR: I take issue with the editorial


Miss Pecorelli, Mr. Johanntges to wed in Hawaii

CORTLAND -- The engagement of Michelle Pecorelli and Matthew Johanntges, both of 55 Gordon St.,


Undercover probe leads to 6 arrests

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City police arrested six women on prostitution charges during an undercover


In Girard, Grumley could soothe troubled waters

Opinion: As the only incumbent Girard school board member currently running for re-election, Rosemary "Dolly"


TRENDS

TRENDS Post-9/11 America Religion is 'very important' to 65 percent of Americans, the highest


Union rally at mall stresses economics

Spend money, buy American, and keep America working, a rally organizer urged. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


Sherlock's credit card use requires independent probe

Opinion: Mahoning County Commissioner Vicki Allen Sherlock is right about one thing: she is a political


NEW CASTLE Judge sets hearing in complaint against Wal-Mart

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Wal-Mart and the National Labor


Schmidt-Stack engagement is announced

GIRARD -- Vickie McKee, 14-B Holly Drive, is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Rebecca


YSU FOOTBALL Salukis try A.M. practice routine

Southern Illinois will pit its 1-6 record against Youngstown State Saturday. By PETE MOLLICA


Girard plays well, but falls to Villa Angela-St. Joseph

The Indians won the first game but then lost two close games. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR


Schedule

Saturday Arizona 9, New York 1. Sunday Arizona 4, New York 0. Tuesday New York 2, Arizona 1.


Sex-abuse charge

Sex-abuse charge ELKTON -- A woman who teaches inmates at the Elkton Federal Correctional


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Garage sale is their way to thank Easter Seals

The donations Pam and Jim Pierce and friends have collected fill 20,000 square feet of floor space.


BOARDMAN Pride, patriots to be on parade

This could be the biggest band parade in the Valley's history, an organizer said. BOARDMAN -- "The