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MERCER COUNTY Agency opens office

Helping individuals with physical disabilities remain in their own homes is the group's primary


Fiscal forecast fickle amid cuts

A recent economic tailspin has county officials worried about next year's funding. By BOB JACKSON


OUTDOOR GLOW

OUTDOOR GLOW Buying and hanging What do you get when you combine a ladder, 6 inches of snow, 25


YOUNGSTOWN STATE

YOUNGSTOWN STATE Today -- Men's basketball at DePaul, 3 p.m. Wednesday -- Women's basketball at


Anthrax puts a crimp on letter campaigns

E-mails and faxes are faster and less risky, but also are seen as less effective. By CRAIG LINDER


Valley's unity campaign appears to be working

Opinion: It should be evident by now, not only to the residents of the Mahoning Valley but to the Republican-


PENNSYLVANIA PLAYOFFS Sharon falters, 13-10, in OT to Bishop McCort

The Tigers were doomed by Matt Domonkos' 19-yard field goal in the PIAA Class AA Western final.


KEYSTONE CLIPS Large crowd caused candy shortage at parade

Hermitage Commissioner Sylvia Stull said she enjoyed the city's annual Holiday Light Parade last


Drakes to be feted at party for 50th anniversary

NORTH JACKSON -- Mr. and Mrs. David Drake, 2074 Rosemont Road, will be honored Dec. 10 at a dinner


AROUND THE NBA Saturday's other games

Pistons 89, Grizzlies 84 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Cliff Robinson scored 23 points as the Detroit


Mercer agency opens office

Helping individuals with physical disabilities remain in their own homes is the group's primary


Goodwill sites to accept goods for Beatitude House

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries collection centers in Mahoning and Trumbull


Historical center sets festive mood

The Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh will be festively dressed for the season. Clayton,


FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK Randolf McKinney The FBI and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force


AP file photo, 2000

AP file photo, 2000 ON TRACK: The Paradise and Pacific train pulls visitors around the McCormick-


PITTSBURGH Tours to feature Victorian homes

Dinner tours are also available at $65 per person. PITTSBURGH -- The 20th Annual Old Allegheny


Fire damages home

Fire damages home SHARON, Pa. -- A fire heavily damaged an upstairs bedroom in a two-story wood


Flu shots available

Flu shots available YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior Independence, which operates the Mahoning County Senior


NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFFS Mount Union's third-period surge sinks Augustana, 32-7

The Purple Raiders advanced to a quarterfinal against Wittenberg in Alliance next Saturday. By


Park plan focuses on hikers, bikers

Among the proposals are bridges to carry bicyclists and pedestrians over busy Mahoning Avenue and


DECEMBER LIBRARY PROGRAMS Youngstown, Mahoning County and Girard

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF YOUNGSTOWN AND MAHONING COUNTY "Holiday Party with 'Jocko' the Clown." Stories,


VFW fellowships

VFW fellowships The National Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is offering three


WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Nov. 25: TODAY VVA 135, Vietnam Veterans, at American Legion


Philadelphia park to get new visitors center

Philadelphia park to get new visitors center The Independence National Historic Park in


Raider surge sinks Augustana

The Purple Raiders advanced to a quarterfinal against Wittenberg in Alliance next Saturday. By


MERCER AND LAWRENCE Counties seek grants to boost recycling

Both counties applied for other grants to pay for recycling education programs and a transfer


Getting there: The Samuel Slater Canal Boat is docked at the new Central Falls Landing on the

Getting there: The Samuel Slater Canal Boat is docked at the new Central Falls Landing on the


Family farmers, like farms, succumbing to economics

Opinion: If Congress and the U. S. Department of Agriculture continue their policies of support for giant


SOME TIPS

SOME TIPS Safety and economy Whether you prefer a flashy Frosty the Snowman for the front lawn


SWANSON | Keystoner Great talking to ya, 'Rak'

There was no mistaking the voice at the other end of the telephone call. "You mean you remember me


INFORMATION

INFORMATION If you go For reservations and general information contact the Wigwam Motel, 104 N.


GINGERBREAD HOUSES Confection concoction

By LAURA MEYN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Nibble, nibble, gnaw. Who is nibbling at my little


HOLIDAY DECORATING Light up the night

Residents who are in the spirit can choose from a variety of lights and other decorations. BY


COURTS

TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Edward A. Odum, 34, of 1605 Robbins Ave., Niles, and Crystal


INFORMATION If you go

Some scheduled events during Mobile's Tricentennial: Jan. 18: Ninety-minute documentary, "We Are


Homes will be open to holiday visitors

Local and national charities will receive the proceeds from the fund-raiser. NEW CASTLE, Pa. --


Society planning a tour of homes

Seven homes and the new library will be featured on the tour. POLAND -- The Poland Township


To keep yourself and your family safe this holiday season and throughout the year, the Consumer

To keep yourself and your family safe this holiday season and throughout the year, the Consumer


Garden Forum holds holiday craft, flower show

YOUNGSTOWN -- Blue ribbons were awarded in the holiday craft and flower show held Nov. 14 by the


WARREN -- There is a sign that hangs on the wall of Granny's Cycle that states, "No Alcohol,

WARREN -- There is a sign that hangs on the wall of Granny's Cycle that states, "No Alcohol,


Jeswald jubilee is marked at buffet dinner

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jeswald, 2506 S. Schenley Ave., are being honored today during a


Campbell Seniors hold election

STRUTHERS -- Michael Reichert was elected president of Campbell Senior Citizens Club during a


HONORS

HONORS Architect award The Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded


POLAND Event teaches how to help out

The idea was born when some students said they weren't sure how to volunteer. By JoANNE VIVIANO


West Side Citizens League has election

YOUNGSTOWN -- Timothy Komara was elected president of the West Side Citizens League for the 2002


LORI BOLINA | PAUL VAGNARELLI

YOUNGSTOWN -- Paul Raymond Vagnarelli and his bride, the former Lori Lynn Bolina, both of 1942


Navajo Code Talkers honored at ceremony

Navajo Code Talkers honored at ceremony WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- Navajo Code Talkers, whose code


U. of Pitt kicks off holiday festivities

Join two holiday traditions on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh next weekend. The


Zenn anniversary is celebrated at The Elm Tree

POLAND -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zenn, 7536 Elmland Drive, was celebrated


Local artists' works

Local artists' works YOUNGSTOWN -- Paintings, small sculptures, prints, pottery and photography --


WAYS TO GIVE Volunteerism

Students were asked to sign up for volunteer work at one of several area agencies and charities that


GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Salem gains consolation win

Sophomore Alyson Cotter sparked the Quakers to a 50-41 in the Lady Tigers Tip-Off Basketball


Misuse of extension cords poses risk of fire and injury

If it looks like Medusa left her wig hiding behind your Christmas tree, perhaps you ought to


Appealing apple mix is a winner

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER GREENFORD -- Matt Haus is trained to be an engineer, but to


'Yoi!' Browns favored

'Yoi!' Browns favored The odds finally caught up to the Cleveland Browns in their third year of


REGION

REGION Physicians group to have open house BOARDMAN -- Visiting Physicians Association, a group


Debris pile to top off in year

The LAS landfill will be open another 43 years, if its application to expand is approved. By TIM


MASONIC GROUPS

TUESDAY Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. with Blanche Costanza,


Actress-singer Lopez plans for new movies

Actress-singer Lopez plans for new movies The ever-driven Jennifer Lopez says she's set to make


LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

YOUNGSTOWN -- Kristian Bjorson, a Youngstown native, has been awarded the Staubach Co.'s Champion of


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Daring Johnston leads YSU win

Maggie Johnston, the Penguins' 5-foot-5 guard, challenged Kent State's 6-6 Andrea Csaszar to help


MONDAY

MONDAY X When you're fired from a job, should you list the position on your r & eacute;sum


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Hitting Lessons -- Steve Krivonak is conducting his winter indoor program with live


Americans should have freedom to work and live wherever they please

Opinion: Americans should have freedom to work and live wherever they please EDITOR: A recent letter


JAMES DULLEY | Cutting your utility bills Be smart: Update your thermostat model

Q. I wonder if installing a programmable thermostat myself really will save much money. I heard it


BIRTHS

Forum Health Northside Ronald and Mary Fiedler, 7867 First St., Masury, boy, Nov. 24. Benjamin


FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES PENNNSYLVANIA CLASS AAAA Cumberland Valley 31, Bethlehem Catholic


POLITICS Anthrax puts a crimp on letter campaigns

E-mails and faxes are faster and less risky, but also are seen as less effective. By CRAIG LINDER


CRIME SOLVER

CRIME SOLVER Mercer County An attack on a Sharon man is the focus of Mercer County Crime Solvers


Salem beats Marietta; loses to Northern

MARIETTA -- Sophomore Alyson Cotter picked up career highs of 22 points and eight rebounds as the


GIRARD Debris pile to top off in year; expansion planned

The LAS landfill will be open another 43 years, if its application to expand is approved. By TIM


BLOOD DRIVES

BLOOD DRIVES MONDAY Club South, 7120 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. TUESDAY


Felines & amp; silkworms & amp; produce ... oh my!

By THERESA HEGEL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER "Shrinking the Cat: Genetic Engineering Before We Knew


Klaciks honored at dinner party for 50th anniversary

POLAND -- A family dinner party was held Nov. 24 in celebration of the golden wedding anniversary of


Free massage offered

Free massage offered AUSTINTOWN -- The Muscle Relief Zone, 4215 Mahoning Ave., is offering a free


Officials investigate fire

Officials investigate fire HOWLAND -- Township fire and police officials are investigating what


Pacentrani auxiliary chooses officers

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Pacentrani Club Auxiliary held election of officers at a meeting Nov. 11. Those


CANFIELD Park plan focuses on hikers, bicyclists

Among the proposals are bridges to carry bicyclists and pedestrians over busy Mahoning Avenue and


TERRORIST OPERATION

TERRORIST OPERATION Assignment Air Force Master Sgt. David A. Reagan has been assigned to a


Warped values among athletes

Nine weeks ago today, I stood in the press box of Cleveland Browns Stadium with a bunch of cynical


SATURDAY'S SCORES

OHIO DIVISION I Cin. St. Xavier 35, Dublin Coffman 14 DIVISION IV Newark Licking Valley 37,


MILL CREEK PARK December calendar

Events slated in December at Mill Creek MetroParks: Saturday: At 2:30 p.m., Kim Lewis and Beth


TRUMBULL COUNTY Federal agents to increase gun, drug law enforcement

ATF will concentrate its efforts in Warren, Girard and Niles. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR