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FARRELL EPA: Former Sharon Steel site pollutes river

Some contaminants have shown up in nearby residential water wells. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

Guns reported stolen

Guns reported stolen ELLSWORTH -- Among the items reported taken during a burglary sometime

YOUNGSTOWN Punch brings jail time

Nelson said he snapped when another resident pulled a chair out from under him at CCA. By BOB

OHIO POLL Consumer confidence declines

More than half of those polled believe their family finances will stay the same next year. By

YOUNGSTOWN Board of control

The city's board of control approved these items Thursday: Severance of $1,205 for Lloyd Cain, a

GAME TIME Saturday

Who: Penn State vs. Indiana. When: Noon. TV/radio: WKBN (27), WBZY-AM (1280).

LOWELLVILLE Teacher strike looms if district talks fail

The district ranks last in average teacher salary among 14 Mahoning County school districts. By

MERCER In car theft, man forgoes process

At least three other police departments also have charges against him. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


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FOOD AND CLOTHING SURPLUS Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown,

COLUMBIANA School district to adopt open-enrollment plan

There will be a cap on the number of pupils accepted for each grade. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR

WARREN Gas mart resolves gouging

Consumers who paid inflated gas prices can show a receipt and get a refund. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people Thursday: Jacob T. DiCarlo, 21, Ayrshire Drive,

SHARON A red, white and blue day at school

The public recognition of 11 school district employees who have served in the military was a


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses James Bryant Jr., 44, of 115 Chicago Ave., Youngstown, and

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Jennifer Klopta and Cristobal Ruiz, Canfield, girl, Nov. 15. William and Melissa


YSU MEN Who: YSU (0-0) vs. Evansville (0-0) When: 8:05 p.m. Saturday. Where: Roberts Stadium,

MCDONALD Panel seeks ways to fund athletic facilities upgrade

The board also renewed contracts with its top four administrators. By MARY SMITH VINDICATOR

WARREN Packard trust fund expects upswing

The band's immediate financial outlook is fine, a Packard trustee said. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

MRDD board renews contract with firm

BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities has


ASSOCIATIONS XYoungstown Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet

JACKSON-MILTON SCHOOLS State proposal reduces cost of new building

The new plan calls for a much smaller levy to raise the district's local share of construction


AT A GLANCE Construction contracts The school board awarded contracts for the new middle school

Commissioners agree to buy anti-virus computer software

The county's servers have not been infected. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN

LISBON MRDD plans to turn old store into facility

The agency will next seek county commissioners' approval to hire an architect. By NORMAN LEIGH

NILES Middle school contracts get OK

The contract for electrical work was narrowly approved. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

WARREN Judge forbids young kids in courtroom

The judge said those in court should find a child-care provider. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


NATION HP, Compaq CEOs decline merger bonuses SAN FRANCISCO -- Facing a potential shareholder

YOUNGSTOWN Councilmen push for city, board talks

The arena board president and a councilman want an agreement soon. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

NILES Bar scuffle leads to investigation

The deputies are both good officers, the sheriff says. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and DENISE DICK

YOUNGSTOWN Agency sues over lost contract, workers

The agency says its business suffered when it lost a contract for about 150 positions in the

UNION TOWNSHIP Questions arise over hiring of accountants

One supervisor wants to know why township supervisors are being replaced. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

A list of organizations and agencies that will have free dinners on and around Thanksgiving, as

A list of organizations and agencies that will have free dinners on and around Thanksgiving, as

But when they got there, the cupboards were bare

Opinion: Unless area residents dig a little deeper into pockets that may seem to have little left to give,


YSU Charter offered for Marshall game YOUNGSTOWN -- Pan Atlas Travel of Youngstown is offering a

LAWRENCE COUNTY Woman pleads guilty to stabbing

Alesia Ward has been in jail since her arrest in February. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE

Pa. sues company for failing to pay on used-car warranties

HARRISBURG -- A former Lackawanna County used-car warranty company is accused of accepting payments

TRUMBULL COUNTY Juvenile court officials conduct first sweep for truant pupils

Court officials said similar sweeps will take place about every three months. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

MEETING ROUNDUP School boards Business matters handled by area school boards Thursday:

WEST BRANCH UApproved a resolution to start annexation proceedings for land owned in Smith

GAIL WHITE Leonardi's legend lives on in Air Force band

Many of you may remember a column I wrote several months ago about Youngstown State University music

YOUNGSTOWN Couple files suit against priest, diocese

The suit accuses the priest of engaging in sexual and ethical misconduct. YOUNGSTOWN -- A local

No benefits to area if 17th District is split apart

Opinion: No benefits to area if 17th District is split apart EDITOR: It is my sincere belief that the


BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Signed C Jorge Fabregas to a one-year contract.

CLEAN AIR ACT Bill's fate up in the air

Jeffords' bill would essentially 'put coal out of business,' an Ohio senator said. By CHRIS SHOTT

POLICE CALLS Boardman, Poland

Summary of police activity: BOARDMAN Nov. 8 Arrest: A 14-year-old Boardman girl was arrested

WARREN Employees, county talk benefits costs

Talks were on this morning. Both sides say progress has been made. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR

Poundstone jailed for half a day

Poundstone jailed for half a day LOS ANGELES -- Troubled comedian Paula Poundstone spent several

Local bus station notices increase in ridership

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ridership continues to grow at Western Reserve Transit Authority where double-digit

YOUNGSTOWN Child support agency won't move for now

The lease can be extended if necessary. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

BOARDMAN Caring for the victims of rape

Officers from around the area were invited to the seminar. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


YOUNGSTOWN STATE OFFENSE LT (73) -- Pat Crummey (6-4, 285, Sr.); (66) -- Josh Davis (6-5, 280,

Farm gives evergreens to help U.S. troops celebrate holidays

Several evergreen trees are harvested from Pioneer Trails Tree Farm in Poland as part of a project

YOUNGSTOWN Murder accomplice sentenced to 6 years

The man will serve time for driving the getaway car and providing a gun. By BOB JACKSON

Firefighters head to NY

Firefighters head to NY LIBERTY -- Two members of the township fire department were scheduled to

WARREN County workers may assume benefits costs

CSEA employees have been asked to pick up 10 percent of their insurance plan cost. By STEPHEN SIFF

Another Ohio downtown loses its department store

Opinion: Another Ohio downtown loses its department store Soon only two of Ohio's three Cs -- its biggest

Christmas Eve closing

Christmas Eve closing MERCER -- The Mercer County Courthouse will close at noon Christmas Eve.

MAHONING VALLEY Increase in bus ridership continues, WRTA reports

More adults are using the bus service at night to get to work. By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR

Humming a few bars

Opinion: The "tables down at Morry's" may still be full, but finally the tables down at Ernie McDoogell's

BOARDMAN Red Cross member recalls China trip amid terror attacks

The Sept. 11 attacks on the United States even affected air travel in China. By PAUL WHEATLEY

YOUNGSTOWN Loiter law faces test

The judge on this case caused the city's loud music ordinance to be fine tuned. By PATRICIA MEADE

Groups ready floats for holiday parade

Groups ready floats for holiday parade HERMITAGE, Pa. --The city will have its fourth annual

OHIO LEGISLATURE 2 main proposals would drastically change 17th District

The plan endorsed by the Republican congressional caucus splits Mahoning and Columbiana counties in


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