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TRAFICANT ON TRIAL In the hands of the jury

The jury began deliberating at 9 a.m. today after being sequestered at an undisclosed location

MERCER COUNTY Sharon's summer school to take place in Farrell

Renovations going on at Sharon High School forced Sharon to find a temporary location for summer


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Louis R. Edwards, 35, of 3650 Brookview Court, Canfield, and

CHILD SLAYING Defender: Caseload's already full

It will be up to Judge John Stuard to decide if the public defender should be removed from the case.

Promoting high-tech industry right for Ohio

Opinion: Promoting high-tech industry right for Ohio EDITOR: Gov. Taft recently visited our company,


Opinion: Scripps Howard: When your dog has a puppy, you had better scratch that puppy behind the ears. If you

The Four Lads will sing Tuesday, May 7 -- not tonight -- at W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren. The

The Four Lads will sing Tuesday, May 7 -- not tonight -- at W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren. The

KNOX TOWNSHIP Prosecutor outlines shooting

The shooter encountered his wife's friend and neighbor first and opened fire on her, authorities

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Confrontation leaves one dead, one injured

The man was armed with a semiautomatic rifle bearing a 30-round magazine. By NORMAN LEIGH

HERMITAGE SCHOOLS Meeting will set arbitration issues

The superintendent still hopes the two sides can settle their contract differences through

Advocate program sponsors fund-raiser

Advocate program sponsors fund-raiser BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning County Court Appointed Special


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Robert and Laura Stoy, 7015 Backwater Cove, Austintown, boy, April 6.

CANFIELD Parks panel rejects plan for a transmission line

CANFIELD -- Mill Creek MetroParks commissioners have rejected for a second time a proposal put forth


Chaney High School January and June Classes of 1943 will hold their 59th-year reunion Aug. 17 at the

Wallet, money bag lost

Wallet, money bag lost WASHINGTONVILLE -- Police here are searching for a missing wallet and money

LIBERTY Trustees hire Durkin to be new fire chief

Belmont Avenue may become more pedestrian friendly later this year. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Pa. teacher faces charges

GIRARD, Pa. (AP) -- A 55-year-old middle school teacher was jailed Monday on charges he fondled one

YOUNGSTOWN Fights, drugs bring arrests

Police arrested three adults on charges of felonious assault and one teen on a drug-trafficking

One-day Lamaze

One-day Lamaze CANFIELD -- Beginnings one-day Lamaze class will be held at Ursuline Education

Lane reduction on I-80

Lane reduction on I-80 LIBERTY -- Interstate 80, between state Route 193 here and state Route 62

FARRELL PROJECT Consultant outlines details to seek grant

The city must match the grant with $500,000 of its own money. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON

FACING THE FACTS Steps to healthy skin

Darcy Strieff, an esthetician and educator at the Douglas J. Day Spa in Okemos, Mich., said it's

NILES HIGH SCHOOL Group breaks ground for new sports facility

The facility is expected to be completed in time for football season. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

State: Greenville borough is distressed

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania officials say they believe Greenville qualifies for state aid as a

SANDY CREEK TWP. Old church burns down


EAST PALESTINE City takes steps toward growth

Growth to the southeast is blocked by rough terrain and the state line. By NANCY TULLIS

PROJECT COSTS Farrell redevelopment

The city plans to spend $1 million to expand a light industrial park and improve a commercial

YOUNGSTOWN Prosecutors want to tap teen inmate's trust fund

Prosecutors are going after Goins' assets from a wrongful death suit settlement. By BOB JACKSON

Close one door, close another one, too

Opinion: Why have the denizens of the recently closed Smokey Joe's Lounge been given the opportunity to upset

MCDONALD | Council business

At its meeting Monday, village council: Approved an ordinance changing the one-year probationary

GIRARD Council OKs financial plan

All full-time firefighters must be returned to duty before part-timers, the union president says.

NEW CASTLE Jury selection starts in Kimbell trial

The trial is expected to last about two weeks. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Jury selection has started in


UZimbabwe, the African nation formerly known as Rhodesia, is in southern Africa, not in the Republic

POSTAL SERVICE Would plan affect Valley?

The Postal Service is looking to cut $5 billion in costs over the next five years. THE VINDICATOR,

Dog attacks boy

Dog attacks boy WARREN -- Police officers shot and killed a dog that attacked a 9-year-old boy on

YSU HOLOCAUST PROGRAM Author explains Nazi genocide

The educator described the science behind mass murder. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION

Considering charges

Considering charges YOUNGSTOWN -- Police and the city prosecutor's office are determining whether

BELOIT Fire will keep gas well site out of operation for a week

The company is losing about $1,500 for every day the facility is out of operation, a spokesman said.

The problem with getting old

Opinion: For more than a few years, there's been talk in the United States about the effect of changing



YOUNGSTOWN Council to let Dems fill post

Fortune said he won't campaign for the council presidency. By PETER H. MILLIKEN and ROGER G.


LOCAL Club Hollywood wins Jr. Olympic meet The Club Hollywood 16s volleyball team, coached by


ARCHERY Possum Hollow Sportsmen's Club -- Will hold an archery competition on Sunday. Registration