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YOUNGSTOWN Judge weighs reducing bond in case of slain baby

Atty. Mark Lavelle doesn't want to wait until May to take the case to trial. By BOB JACKSON

AUSTINTOWN CHILD SLAYING Mother's lawyer raps capital charge

A defense attorney said his client is suffering from a mental illness. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

P.J. MAYS Career highlights

2001 UGateway Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year. UFirst-team All-Gateway Football

YSU Task force decides to keep meeting

Some of the auditor's 168 recommendations already have been implemented. By RON COLE VINDICATOR


BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Stephen and Elizabeth Holter, 4288 Stratford Road, Boardman, boy,

Campbell man is shot in head

CAMPBELL -- A 19-year-old Campbell man was in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center this

Suchora-Agee wedding to be at St. Nicholas

Joseph and Madelyn Suchora, 6344 Navajo Place, Poland, and Robert and Deborah Agee, 62 Crescent St.,

LEETONIA Groups collaborate on old bank

Council members have said there's no village money to maintain the building. By NANCY TULLIS


A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people Thursday on these charges: Dennis M. Graves,

GAIL WHITE Little League coaches, be sure to cover all the bases

To Every Little League Baseball coach, You have my son on your team this year. He is a wonderful

TRUMBULL COUNTY Judge gives fine, probation to father in explosives case

Police said the man had worked in coal mines and had explosives stored in his garage. By PEGGY

After fleeing police, man faces felony drug trafficking charges

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 22-year-old North Side man faces felony charges of drug trafficking and failure to

SHARON Council supports COG plan

A riverside walkway and a pedestrian bridge across the Shenango River are included in the plans.

Report: Columbiana recyclers top list

COLUMBIANA -- Columbiana city residents are tops in recycling, says the Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison

Legal secretaries offer scholarships, elect officers

WARREN -- Trumbull County Legal Secretaries Association is accepting scholarship applications. The

YOUNGSTOWN School to open $4M building

The school will add fourth, fifth and sixth grades over the next three years. By RON COLE

TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Rep rests defense of his case

The son-in-law of John Demjanjuk testified as a character witness. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

Mercer CAA seeking to move offices

SHARON, Pa. -- The Mercer County Community Action Agency wants the city to help it get financing to

GREENVILLE, PA. Contractors agree to repair faulty work

The borough manager said unauthorized change orders were followed during construction. By LAURI


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael J. Halchuck, 23, of 404 Fairground Blvd. #303,

Mays welcomes challenge to lead

The Gateway Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 hopes to lead YSU to a league title and

GIRARD Official seeks funds to deal with dam

The council committee chairman hasn't seen the letter. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

YOUNGSTOWN Family faces jail on contempt charge

The family was supposed to be ready for trial this week. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Some statistics from the Mill Creek MetroParks police department. CATEGORY20002001 Traffic

McCleery-Martin wedding is set for late May

Zula and Mel Morgan of Liberty and Gary and Kathy McCleery of Clearwater, Fla., are announcing the

Liberty yard sale

Liberty yard sale LIBERTY -- Space can now be reserved for the Community Yard Sale from 10 a.m.

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St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth David and Susan Ferrick, 155 Island Drive, Poland, twin girls, April 4. William

YOUNGSTOWN State Rep. Womer Benjamin says Valley needs Republican

A Republican in Congress will prove to be beneficial to the Mahoning Valley, according to the

Sandra Pisano to be bride of John Cashbaugh

The engagement of Sandra Pisano and John Cashbaugh, both of 5219 Southern Blvd., Boardman, is

Cancer fund-raiser

Cancer fund-raiser BOARDMAN -- City of Hope's Boardman Workout for Hope to fund breast cancer

Geography bees

Geography bees Three Mahoning County youths will compete in the National Geographic Bee state

LIBERTY Weekly music

Liberty Township has announced its musical programs, most of which will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

HERMITAGE Santorum to help get project funds

The senator met with business and community leaders Thursday. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON


THURSDAY'S GAMES N.Y. Islanders 2, Boston 1, OT Columbus 2, Nashville 1 Montreal 3,

Campbell robbery

Campbell robbery CAMPBELL -- A gunman wearing an orange knit hunting cap, a fake beard and a red-

Wreck kills man

Wreck kills man YOUNGSTOWN -- A 23-year-old West Side man was killed when the car he was driving

MERCER COUNTY Jail term mandated in fatal car accident

A Fredonia man goes to jail for assaulting a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. MERCER, Pa. -- A

Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: March 25 Criminal damage: A vehicle window was broken in the

TRAFICANT TRIAL Power struggle continues

The congressman subpoenaed the son-in-law of John Demjanjuk. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


BULLDOG RALLY Poland scored twice in the seventh inning to turn back Warren Harding 11-10 in high

SOFTBALL Southington wins in Florida

Poland won in South Carolina while Boardman won twice at home. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lindsay Byer

Group to protest Mideast conflict

YOUNGSTOWN -- A group of local women calling for a more balanced approach by the U.S. government to

TRUMBULL COUNTY Endangering nets jail term

The defendant could have received up to five years. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Heather Harris granted a release

The team's leading scoring is interested in pursuing an academic major which YSU doesn't offer.

Department deactivates part-time deputy sheriffs

LISBON -- Columbiana County budget constraints already are taking a toll. The county sheriff's

HUBBARD Police chief's lawsuit claims bias in city effort

The chief contends the city is trying to force him to retire. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


BASEBALL Marietta College -- will hold its 12th annual Camp of Champs baseball clinic this summer

YSU TASK FORCE Top priorities

Of the 168 recommendations made last year by state Auditor Jim Petro, Youngstown State University

Time to take a few swings

I stare down the 18th hole on a sun-splashed summer day. I know where I have been and where I

Civility is much to be desired, but it can't be legislated

Opinion: Civility is a fine thing. And there is no question that there is far too little of it these days.


ASSOCIATIONS XGold Torch Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet at 6:30

COLUMBIANA COUNTY 2nd trial finds man guilty of rape

A plea deal could have netted the defendant a lighter sentence, but he turned it down and opted for


YSU Softball PITTSBURGH -- Youngstown State's record fell to 7-12 with a doubleheader loss to

Ethics in government should concern us all

Opinion: When David Freel contends that the Mahoning Valley is different from the rest of the state, given

YOUNGSTOWN Officials discuss vacancy

Council will meet at 7 tonight to consider the legislation. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR


THURSDAY'S NHL SUMMARIES LIGHTNING 4, PENGUINS 2 At Tampa, Fla. Pittsburgh110--2 Tampa

TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Rep rests case, offers motions

The son-in-law of John Demjanjuk testified as a character witness. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

U.S. CONGRESS UAW gives no backing in 17th race

The lack of a UAW endorsement probably hurts Anthony Latell the most, the CAP Council chairman said.

NEW CASTLE Killer's sentence satisfies family

The victim's mother wrote a letter expressing her disgust for her daughter's killers. By LAURE