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Champion Township trustees, 8:30 a.m., special executive session in the township building to discuss

Scuffle over baseball bat leads to domestic violence charge

CANFIELD -- A Northview Drive man was arrested Wednesday night after he wrestled with police over

Tobacco trust funds going to balance state budget

Opinion: Tobacco trust funds going to balance state budget EDITOR: I am writing in response to our state

NILES Accord on JEDD causes concerns

It would be the first such agreement in the county. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Coaching moves

Coaching moves Former Ohio State football coach John Cooper says he would be interested in the

Raiders have brains in addition to brawn

Three of South Range's standouts are co-valedictorians of their close-knit senior class. By BILL

Parent forum planned in Canfield

School officials also are thinking about meeting with residents to discuss busing. By IAN HILL

HOWLAND Man hurt in police car crash dies

The part-time officer has been off duty since the crash. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Athlete, older sister fined for partying

CANFIELD -- A Mahoning County Court judge found a Canfield High School soccer player and his older

SHARPSVILLE Council plans cuts to offset budget

Residents probably will see their water rates climb by 15 percent next year. SHARPSVILLE, Pa. --

YOUNGSTOWN Police chief makes plans to retire

The chief says the position of top cop has been 'one hell of an experience.' By PATRICIA MEADE

DIVISION V FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS South Range in first regional final

The Raiders collide with Bedford St. Peter Chanel on Friday at Canton Central Catholic. By BILL

At superintendent's request, board will vote on contract

A band student's mother praised the superintendent. SHARON, Pa. -- Superintendent Richard Rossi's

Senior center plans seminar for caregivers

Senior center plans seminar for caregivers WARREN -- SCOPE Senior Center will have a seminar from

AMERICAN RED CROSS To calm donors, agency changes policies for funds

The organization had planned to hold back some donations in case of a future terrorist attack. By

Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: Nov. 1 Robbery: Police arrested at 28-year-old Youngstown woman, a

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Cynthia Simonson and William Fay Jr., 244 N. Redgate Lane, Youngstown, boy, Nov. 12

GIRARD Mayor says federal money isn't enough for dam repairs

The mayor will ask Traficant if more money is available. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

MERCER COUNTY Housing authority keeps center as partnership

The partners will put a total of $84,000 into center programs next year. By HAROLD GWIN


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Neil M. Spitler, 20, of 311 Alexander St., Youngstown, and

WARREN Police try to ID 2nd suspect in beating of JFK grid player

Other than several bruises, the 14-year-old is OK, his mother said. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

MERCER COUNTY Steel alignment problem brings viaduct project to halt

The new bridge has a slight 'S' shape, according to the county bridge engineer. By HAROLD GWIN


AREA LOCATIONS How to help Food or monetary donations for the organizations listed in the story

WARREN Anthrax scare affects local SATs

Students can retake the test Dec. 15 at Warren G. Harding High School. By RON COLE VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Men seek new trials in mob-related cases

Lawyers say the trio's double-jeopardy right was violated, among other things. By BOB JACKSON


Council also handled there matters: Approved a pact with the 23-member Warren Management

The building has much more space and an activity room tailored for children.

The building has much more space and an activity room tailored for children. By JOHN W. GOODWIN

WARREN 2 from Howland football team accused of beating JFK player

One of the two suspects is Howland's homecoming king, school officials said. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Home run king hangs up his bat and his career

Opinion: Mark McGwire, who energized Major League Baseball with his home run-hitting derby, could have stayed

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Hearings aim to eke out a budget

Departmental budget requests total nearly twice the amount that's available. By NORMAN LEIGH

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY As a matter of chorus, singers are women of note

It was dreadful. Absolutely irritating. Her daughter wouldn't take singing lessons. And she was

Lawrence County Prison Board will try to resolve dispute

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County Prison Board members agreed to keep their disagreements over a


By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER POLAND -- Gov. Bob Taft said he was disappointed at


OHIO REGIONAL FINALS DIVISION I All games 7 p.m. Saturday At Akron Rubber Bowl (4) Warren

SHARON SCHOOLS Panel drafts revised policy

Pupils would have to meet PIAA academic requirements and maintain passing grades in core curriculum

MAHONING VALLEY Anthrax foul-up holds up SAT scores, vexes students

Students can retake the test Dec. 15 at Harding at no charge. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

WARREN Funds to aid DUI crackdown

The hope is that new programs will deter alcohol-related offenses. WARREN -- State grants will

MVSD State motions for end to suit

The attorney general claims the construction company cannot countersue. By DAVID SKOLNICK


FOOD AND CLOTHING Friends House Chapel Church, 192 Haseltine Ave., Youngstown, 9 to 10 a.m.

Trial ends abruptly for R.E.M. guitarist

Trial ends abruptly for R.E.M. guitarist LONDON -- Before the second day of R.E.M. guitarist Peter

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Elon coach familiar with YSU

Al Seagraves competed against Youngstown State in the 1992 Division I-AA playoffs. By PETE MOLLICA

MAHONING COUNTY Stopping suicide for public health

By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- A coordinated approach is needed to

Hubbard swears in councilwoman

Hubbard swears in councilwoman HUBBARD -- Lisha Pompili-Baumiller of Center Street has been sworn

Garbage pickup next week in Warren will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with no

Garbage pickup next week in Warren will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with no

NILES Needs are focus of discussion after audit

The treasurer said she hasn't refused to meet with council members. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Red Cross turnaround on donations won't be enough to satisfy critics

Opinion: In the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies, $543 million flowed into the coffers of the American

Three Valley projects to get funding

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant said he included language in the federal agriculture

YOUNGSTOWN Bar to close permanently

The bar will close the day before Thanksgiving. By JOHN W. GOODWIN Jr. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


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YSU TUITION Midyear increase Even with a midyear increase, tuition at Youngstown State

YSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Good showing good way to start year

The Penguins won 89-84 by holding off a team of mixed veterans. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

Counterfeit bills are passed in Salem

Counterfeit bills are passed in Salem SALEM -- Police are investigating the source of two

SUICIDE Warning signs

According to Help Hotline, these are some signs that someone may be contemplating suicide: Talk

MAHONING VALLEY Lack of donations causes food banks to face shortages

Monetary donations are best way to offer help, an official said. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR

WARREN Howland seniors to face court in beating of JFK ninth-grader

Other than several bruises, the 14-year-old is OK, his mother said. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

A show of unity at Cardinal Mooney

YOUNGSTOWN -- Students at Cardinal Mooney High School discarded the school's long established dress

Firefighters to march

Firefighters to march YOUNGSTOWN -- More than 300 members of the Mahoning County Firefighters


SPENDING PLAN General fund budget Columbiana County commissioners are meeting with department

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Ohio football playoffs

What: Division V regional final. When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Canton Central Catholic

Cavs lose again

Cavs lose again John Lucas might have to bend some rules if the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to

YOUNGSTOWN Order forces closing of bar

Last week, the state division of liquor control suspended the bar from selling liquor. By PATRICIA

OHIO Counties fret over tax, fund proposal

The full Senate will take up the GOP proposal today. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

DARK FILM: In "The Deep End," Goran Visnjic portrays a mob boss's enforcer who wants to trade a

DARK FILM: In "The Deep End," Goran Visnjic portrays a mob boss's enforcer who wants to trade a

YSU Midyear tuition increase planned

Four public universities in Ohio have already approved midyear tuition increases. By RON COLE

NEW CASTLE Board tables school project hiring

Board members hired Atty. Charles P. Sapienza to be school board solicitor. By LAURE CIOFFI

Artificial heart recipient goes back on ventilator

Artificial heart recipient goes back on ventilator LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Artificial heart recipient

ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM | Q & amp; A Expert explains tenets and interpretations of Islam

Islam is one of the world's largest -- and fastest-growing -- religions. Yet its most basic tenets