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TRUMBULL SLAYING Supreme Court rejects bid by Biros for appeals

The federal appeals process has just begun. By MICHELE C. HLADIK VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Hudson kennel rescues pets from the Big Apple

If you can hardly stand one more story of sacrifice and sadness coming out of New York, here's a

Austintown police chief is ready for active duty

Chief Gordon Ellis also serves as a major in the Army National Guard. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Friday night football

HOWLAND vs. SALEM When: 7:30. Where: Reilly Stadium, Salem. Howland (5-0, 1-0 Metro Athletic


CITY SERIES ConferenceAll games WLPtsOPWLPtsOP Chaney103304111538 Canton Timken1026202374149

Shenango chamber chooses new leader

SHARON, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce has picked a banker as its next executive

Bids for new voting system highlights need for caution

Opinion: Given that more than $1 million separate the low and high bids for an electronic voting system being

Historical society to tour courthouses

Historical society to tour courthouses YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Fall

HERMITAGE Rezoning issue brings mixed reaction

One group of neighbors opposes the change, and another says it's OK. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Q. Is it true that you can apply for spouse's benefits over the Internet now? A. Yes, it is!

Mahoning RiverFest to include bike tour and bird watching

WARREN -- The Mahoning River will be the focus of a daylong festival Saturday in Packard Park. The

YOUNGSTOWN Oakland improves theater seating

The facility has been a work-in-progress for the past two years. By JOHN PATRICK GATTA

GIRARD Grand jury to mull case of dad held in beating

An acting judge refused to lower the bond for Bobby Lee Craven. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

PHAR-MOR Closing of 65 stores to bring layoffs

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Layoffs are coming at downtown headquarters. By DON SHILLING

SOCCER Hubbard dents Erie McDowell's armor

Warren JFK's boys and girls teams won while Poland and Boardman's girls battled to a 2-2 tie.

A time for prayer, return and spiritual renewal

Opinion: Today, members of the Jewish faith around the world are observing the holiest day in their religious

MATCHUP YSU vs. Northern Iowa

3-0Overall Record2-1 41.0Points per game25.3 4.7Points allowed32.7 417.0Total offense350.0

Red Cross volunteer from Warren expects work to drain emotions

The Warren resident will help to supervise the work of aiding victims and rescue workers. By

House OKs rep's amendment for military assistance at borders

This is the fifth consecutive year the House approved the Traficant amendment. By DAVID SKOLNICK

TRUMBULL COUNTY Killer of two awaits sentencing

Jurors are to return to court Tuesday to begin hearing testimony in the sentencing phase of the

LISBON Jury finds minister innocent

The former chaplain was accused of contributing to the unruliness of a juvenile. LISBON -- A jury

Pa. companies receive award for exports

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Two Mercer County companies have been named recipients of the 2001 Governor's

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Public to be informed of projects

The school board, city council and parks commission met to discuss renovations. By PETER H.

Tractor-trailer turns over on Route 11

LIBERTY -- Traffic was slowed along state Route 11 early today when a tractor-trailer rig carrying


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jon-Paul Gomori, 21, of 3335 Loveland Road, Youngstown, and

NEW CASTLE Con artist at Tic Toc steals Red Cross funds

The man even gave employees receipts for the money. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Area Tic Toc stores say

WARREN Murderer gets 23 years

The defendant told the judge he was not tried by his peers because only one black was on his jury.

YOUNGSTOWN Appeals court overturns murder conviction

Prosecutors will appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

'DON'T SAY A WORD' Thriller's insensitive, tasteless

The new film includes shots of dead bodies lying on Manhattan streets. By MILAN PAURICH

NILES Plan would promote benefits for businesses

The literature would be sent to 5,000 businesses within a 60-mile radius. By DENISE DICK

EAST PALESTINE District to honor alumni

Ten nominees will be inducted into the Distinguished Hall of Fame in February. By NANCY TULLIS

MAHONING COUNTY Officials to talk about lowering heating costs

Commissioners have been looking into public utility aggregation since February. By BOB JACKSON

WARREN City rejects police pact

The president of the union representing the city's police officers said the contract is fair. By

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL DaVanzo is 'rock' of Poland team

The senior tailback-linebacker is one reason the Bulldogs are top-ranked and a threat to win another

HERMITAGE City OKs plan to ease traffic flow at apartments

The city also bought an option for 69 acres of the former Chadderton Airport. By HAROLD GWIN

McKinley collection

McKinley collection NILES -- Students at Niles McKinley High School hope to collect $1,000 for

NILES Street reconstruction to start next month

Asphalt will replace brick pavement between Maple Avenue and Plant Street. By DENISE DICK

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Michelle Bass and Angel Vargas, 30 Shields Road, Apt. 4, Youngstown, girl, Sept. 26.

YOUNGSTOWN Dominion East Ohio seeks to slash customers' gas bills

The rate cut would lower prices for winter months. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR

Md. tornado damage exceeds $30 million

Md. tornado damage exceeds $30 million COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Damage from tornadoes that killed two

Painting stolen

Painting stolen BOARDMAN -- Township police are looking for a stolen painting titled "Mallard's

WEATHERSFIELD Board shows off remodeled Seaborn school

Seaborn Elementary has a new industrial technology lab, and storage rooms have given way to two new

YSU FOOTBALL Heacock's first trip as coach is challenging one

Youngstown State has a 3-4 record playing Northern Iowa in the UNIDome. By PETE MOLLICA

GIRLS SOCCER Mooney, Fitch go scoreless in rain

The SVC match-up proved to be a "chess match" that neither team could win despite 24 shots on goal.

CITY COUNCIL Committee meeting

Youngstown City Council's Buildings and Grounds Committee conducted the following business

PITTSBURGH Sharon woman convicted for drug possession

The woman could face as much as life in prison for her drug conviction. By HAROLD GWIN

GIRARD Grand jury to hear case of dad held in beating

An acting judge refused to lower the bond for Bobby Lee Craven. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

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Federal indictment

Federal indictment PITTSBURGH -- A New Castle woman was indicted by a federal grand jury in


Opinion: Los Angeles Times: President Bush and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell are doing an

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Stevens, Hunkus pace Girard to 10th victory

Lakeview and Champion also posted Trumbull Athletic Conference wins. NEWTON FALLS -- Erin Stevens

Prosecutor's son

Prosecutor's son NILES -- The son of the city prosecutor was to appear in court this morning,

WARREN SCHOOLS District hires new treasurer

By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- A retired Niles School District treasurer

CLEVELAND Judge denies Traficant motions

The congressman failed to meet the minimal standard required, judge said. By PATRICIA MEADE

Postal Service shouldn't put Communist on stamp

Opinion: Postal Service shouldn't put Communist on stamp EDITOR: In the September issue of the V.F.W.

Canfield man describes memorial as incredible

They also got a view of what's left at ground zero. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


FRIDAY Steel Valley Conference Warren Harding at Austintown Fitch. Metro Athletic Conference

PHAR-MOR Company to lay off workers and close 65 stores

Layoffs are coming at downtown headquarters. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR

LISBON Canton company hired for waterline project

The 2-mile waterline will replace wells used by Beaver schools. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

YOUNGSTOWN Safety forces' strike of '76 remembered

One officer recalled hearing how some police threw nickels at the city's chief negotiator. By

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Mrs. Claus Has a Gun!" Kent State University Trumbull Campus Theater, Library Building,

Niles vehicle break-ins

Niles vehicle break-ins NILES -- Police are investigating several vehicle break-ins between Monday

HERMITAGE Rezoning proposal brings mixed reaction

One group of neighbors opposes the change, while another says it's OK. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

LIBERTY Board differs over insurance contract

Commissioners also awarded two other insurance contracts, but will still seek bids on them. By


By LAURIE M. FISHER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT A dragon-swan-elephant, a configuration of "Carmen"