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CRIME SOLVER Mercer County The robbery of a shoe store is the focus of Mercer County Crime

YOUNGSTOWN -- When it comes to the funeral business, the Youngstown area has a rich tradition that

YOUNGSTOWN -- When it comes to the funeral business, the Youngstown area has a rich tradition that

Society holding wreath sale

MERCER, Pa. -- The Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Auxiliary is taking orders for fresh


CHANGES County rundown Aetna U.S. Healthcare offers its Medicare HMO plans in certain areas of

New CSB building is asset to agency and West End

Opinion: There are bright spots, both old and new, in the West Ed of downtown Youngstown. There's the

Aetna to end HMO Dec. 31

About 1,100 senior citizens use the Aetna HMO plan. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


CHRISTINE SENNETT RONALD DESKO BOARDMAN -- The marriage of Christine Mary Sennett, 5331 Southern

MERCER Turn-of-century home to star in annual event

The courthouse rotunda is always crowded for the arrival of Santa Claus. MERCER, Pa. -- Tours of a


WORK AHEAD Projects Road projects have been proposed to improve the flow of traffic around the


MEGAN GUNN ROBERT TEREK CANFIELD -- Megan Elizabeth Gunn, a daughter of June and Sandy Gunn, 8580

SPEECH WINNERS Warren Harding High

Results from the Warren City Schools Foundation Speech Tournament on Saturday. TOP TEAMS

HONEYMOONS Attacks take their toll on venues

Mount Airy first opened in 1898. By RHODA AMON NEWSDAY Two of the nation's historic honeymoon


BLOOD DRIVES MONDAY Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, 1 to 7 p.m.

AREA COLLEGES Saturday's basketball games

MEN Mount Union 85, Rose-Hulman 72 ALLIANCE -- Todd Richards made 11 of 14 shots from the field


LOCAL Illustrator to appear for book signing Award winning illustrator and former area resident

Jacobsons are marking 50 years of marriage

YOUNGSTOWN -- LaRayne and Lucy Jacobson of Youngstown are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Port authority gets funds for new dock

To make the project more financially manageable, it's being split into phases. By NORMAN LEIGH

Ohio EPA schedules public forum on landfill

Ohio EPA schedules public forum on landfill SEBRING -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Junior Civic League to hold Cinderella Ball on Nov. 23

BOARDMAN -- The Junior Civic League will sponsor its 46th annual Cinderella Ball on Nov. 23 at Mr.

DIVISION I REGIONAL FINAL Harding derailed, 40-33

A key play by St. Ignatius late in the game proved to be the turning point. By JOE SCALZO


LORI BOLINA PAUL VAGNARELLI YOUNGSTOWN -- Paul Raymond Vagnarelli and his bride, the former Lori

Martin's message

Martin's message Mark Martin believes drivers need to enjoy each victory because they never


GOVERNMENT YOUNGSTOWN -- Two Youngstown natives have been named to new positions at the Public

LAWRENCE CO. Aetna to end HMO Dec. 31

About 1,100 senior citizens use the Aetna HMO plan. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


GETTING THERE Washington, D.C., is served by three major airports, Dulles International, Reagan

All is not magical at Walt Disney World

All is not magical at Walt Disney World It may be home to the Magic Kingdom, but Walt Disney World


MICHELLE MIHIN LOUIS MARINO YOUNGSTOWN -- Nuptial vows were exchanged during a morning ceremony

Surprise card shower being planned to honor the Rev. and Mrs. Roy L. Orr

LILLIAN, Ala. -- A surprise card shower is being planned in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of


MELISSA RUTANA CHUCK FILEK BOARDMAN -- Melissa Rutana and Chuck Filek exchanged marriage vows Nov.

YSU NOTEBOOK From Stambaugh Stadium

Disappointing crowd: For the final home game of the season, the crowd was disappointing as just

Brunch planned for Easter Seals

Entrees from recipes in the Angels' cookbook will be featured . BOARDMAN -- Angels of Easter Seals

JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Colaprete guides Johns Hopkins' pass defense to top

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Last year, the Johns Hopkins University football team did not make the top 25

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple READY TO GO: Bradley Jackson, 16, of Youngstown, waits to load up

TOP 10

TOP 10 Downhill from here The top North American ski resorts, in Ski magazine's 14th annual

Beth Curtis, Aar & oacute;n M. Navas Berrios to wed at St. Christine Church

CANFIELD -- Mark and Karen Curtis of 71 Laurel Hills Lane are announcing the engagement of their


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CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIAN MERCER What's scheduled Christmas in Victorian Mercer will be held over the next two weekends. Highlights include:

FRIDAY 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Festival of Trees at H & amp; R Block building,102 N. Pitt St.


BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Line Drive Baseball/Softball Academy -- offers hitting, pitching and catching

TOURS Companies extend rescheduling policy

Some tour companies include the offer in their travel insurance. By JANE ENGLE LOS ANGELES TIMES

WOMEN'S HOOPS YSU falls in debut to BGSU

Cold shooting doomed the Penguins in a 71-61 setback to Bowling Green. By PETE MOLLICA

Critics call on endowment fund to help university through state cuts

The YSU Foundation should be doing more to help the university in difficult economic times, they

PIAA FOOTBALL 'Hounds' season is ended by Perry

Wilmington had no answer for powerful Perry Traditional Academy. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

Township prepares to revamp Belmont

Money will be sought to not only improve the corridor, but to beautify it. By TIM YOVICH

OFFICERS Masonic lodge to hold installation

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Masonic Lodge 615 will hold a closed installation ceremony at 7:30 p.m.


ROAD WORK Proposed improvements Liberty Township plans major improvements along its busiest


CURRENT PRICES Around the nation Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets,


LORI POULOS MICHAEL PESA ROME -- Santa Susanna Church was the setting Oct. 20 as Lori Ann Poulos,


AGENDA MONDAY Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District board meeting, 7 p.m., Mahoning County

Bellisari paints a sorry picture

Perhaps the funniest banner to come out of the NBA in the '70s was courtesy of a fan in the old

OHIO Sunday hunting

Current state law on Sunday hunting says: All legal game species may be pursued on Sundays during


GUIDES On the Net Fodor's: Frommer's: Lonely Planet:


HUNTING Deer rendezvous Dec. 2 The 16th annual Deer Hunter's Rendezvous will be held Dec. 2 at

TOURISM European countries feel effects of terrorist attacks in America

Shock waves from the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon have reached Europe's shores,

The sky's the limit

The youths help with planning, navigation and flying. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

Villa Maria health series

Villa Maria health series VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- EverGreen and Villa Maria Sister Services are

Calendar sale will provide pictorial view of the valley

Pictures of the Mahoning Valley taken by local photographers are featured. YOUNGSTOWN -- For the

Ellwood City Hospital to eliminate insurer

About 400 people would have to find new doctors if the insurance provider is dropped by the

JUST IN CASE Disaster supply basics

WATER Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that




COLUMBIANA COUNTY Divorces granted Wendy Owsley vs. Owsley. Kimberly Bellis vs. John Bellis.

NEW CASTLE Light display will help fund park play area

Proceeds from Christmas and Thanksgiving will be donated to area hospitals. NEW CASTLE, Pa. --


VETERANS Free licenses COLUMBUS -- Ohio military veterans who are disabled or former prisoners

SCOTT SHALAWAY More does need to be hunted

I got my deer early this year. With my car. It was shortly before midnight, I was just a few miles

Seniors help YSU romp

Quarterback Jeff Ryan spearheaded the Penguins to a rout of Elon University on "Senior Day." By

JOHNSTON The forgotten house that's octagon

The owners haven't been able to verify rumors that their house was part of the Underground Railroad.

Program provides incentives to youths

About half of the participants just want to help, the pastor said. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR

New Ohio wildlife officer is named for Carroll County

Dan Shroyer has been named as the new state wildlife officer for Carroll County. Shroyer had been


By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR YOUNGSTOWN -- There's no way to tell if the diamond

Various stars to narrate 'Rocky'

Various stars to narrate 'Rocky' What do Jerry Springer, Sally Jessy Raphael, Penn and Teller,


YSU FOUNDATION Dollars and cents The value of the Youngstown State University Foundation


SCOUTS Camp Fire leadership YOUNGSTOWN -- Barbara Smith, executive director of Camp Fire USA

WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Nov. 18: MONDAY United Veterans Council, at VFW 93, 2912 South

Annual event planned at the Butler

Free fine art appraisals will highlight the show. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Butler Institute of American


EVENTS, SEASONS WLFA Turkey Shoot: In an effort to raise funds to help remove Ohio's restrictive

SENIORS TOURS Groups take the fear out of travel

Tours are reassuring and protective, leaving nothing to chance. By RHODA AMON NEWSDAY In the

Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Lisko celebrate their silver anniversary

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Lisko of 490 Garden Valley Drive were honored Oct. 27 at a Mass


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Forum Health Northside Angela and Joseph Hunt, 14268 High Street,

JAMES DULLEY | Cutting your utility bills Bay windows are efficient, easy to install

Q. I want to give my living room a more open feel, but my budget is limited. I saw some reasonably

Kanas celebrate 50th anniversary at reception

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kana of 2936 Eddie St. were honored Oct. 28 at a party at the

Holiday entertainment

Holiday entertainment YOUNGSTOWN -- The holiday spirit will fill Lanterman's Mill during an "Olde

Drug, weapons arrests

Drug, weapons arrests NILES -- Agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have

Job seekers often face the dilemma of whether to keep searching after a promising job interview.

Job seekers often face the dilemma of whether to keep searching after a promising job interview.

SUNSET: An Afghan refugee stands on the rooftop of a house in Islamabad, Pakistan, waiting for the

SUNSET: An Afghan refugee stands on the rooftop of a house in Islamabad, Pakistan, waiting for the

Royal Seniors meet, choose officers

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Royal Seniors met Nov. 6 at St. Nicholas Activity Center, Shady Run Road, for


CLEVELAND ST. IGNATIUS 40, WARREN HARDING 33 St. Ignatius771412--40 Harding21066--33 IGNATIUS

JACK WOLLITZ Even pros can have bad days

All anglers experience tough days on the water and usually we blame them on a perceived lack of fish

TRUMBULL COUNTY Complaints aired about dog warden

Several police departments agree: The county dog warden is hard to catch. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

SURVIVING A DISASTER People, get ready...

Stop worrying about terrorist attacks and do something constructive -- pack up an emergency supply

Play it safe

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT his year when Amanda Stanek of Hermitage decorates

HERMITAGE Run set for Buhl Farm Thursday

The Shenango Conservancy is holding its 5K Gobble Wobble race at 9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day in Buhl

WARREN Officials form plan for beltway

Plans for a highway to circle Warren go back decades. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

SHARON SHANKS | The Cosmos Delight in the night sky

Grab your pencils again to mark your celestial calendars -- this time for Friday. On that evening

Mr. and John Hrinak celebrate 60th anniversary during dinner

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. John Hrinak, 116 Rockyledge Drive, were honored Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn

Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Humes honored at 60th anniversary celebration

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Humes of Boardman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 17

PENNSYLVANIA Rochester ends Farrell's season

The Steelers couldn't convert a third-period opportunity and Rochester took advantage. By TOM

Books helps owners find perfect cat mate

Whether for fun or for information, 'Cat Astrology' has something for the cat lover. By JULIE A.

New features for US Airways program

New features for US Airways program US Airways recently added two new features to its frequent-

Tax designation means nothing without reforms

One school district has ruled out the tax reform plan but another is still looking at it. By

KEYSTONE CLIPS Holiday tree lighting planned in Farrell

The city of Farrell will hold its annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the

Burns: Holes in line biggest I've ever seen

The backup tailback said the offensive line was opening huge holes against Elon. By PETE MOLLICA

MIKE BRAUN Modifying Sunday hunting in Ohio

Sunday hunting was introduced into Ohio three years ago, but according to one state organization,


HOUSE VOTES Appropriations The House approved a conference report Tuesday appropriating funds

'GEOLOGY' Second science history digs deep

Winchester also wrote the 1998 best seller 'The Professor and the Madman.' By ROB STOUT SPECIAL

RAY SWANSON | Keystoner After losing 3 aces, the Titans rebuild

When a college basketball coach loses three of his front-line players to graduation, that's one

Foxes closing in on Ohio's charter school henhouse

Opinion: The state of Ohio is bleeding red ink from nearly every artery, but the State Board of Education is

Valley sits in danger zone between 2 nuclear plants

Facilities in Mahoning and Trumbull counties would be used for shelter if an evacuation of the

Police and firefighters true American heroes

Opinion: Police and firefighters true American heroes EDITOR: We are responding to a letter of Nov. 15.


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