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TRAFICANT ON TRIAL The verdict: No one can predict what the jury's decision will be

The congressman chose not to wait at the courthouse but is in the area. By PATRICIA MEADE

Post office plans extended hours for last-minute income tax filers

YOUNGSTOWN -- The main Youngstown post office will be open until midnight Monday so people filing

TRUMBULL COUNTY Summer jobs available for teens ages 15-21

Participants can earn up to $195 a week. WARREN -- Trumbull County Department of Jobs and Family

MAHONING COUNTY Officials, voters to look at system

Youngstown voters will be the first to use the new electronic equipment. By BOB JACKSON



NILES City settles suit over remains

The 17-year-old died accidentally in 1976 while the family was living in Spain. By DENISE DICK

YOUNGSTOWN School for learning disabled gets charter status

It's the sixth charter school in Youngstown. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER

GIRARD Candidate outlines plans to boost area

The candidate says a staffer will be given broad authority to spur economic development. By TIM

MERCER COUNTY Sharon man gets prison for arson

A father was sentenced to probation for breaking his son's ribs when he squeezed the infant to stop

COLUMBIANA Builder plans plaza

Developers are asking ODOT to vacate a portion of its state Route 14 right of way. COLUMBIANA --


ADAM HOPPEL School: Beaver Local. Grade: Sophomore. Positive influence: My dad Carl Hoppel was

MAHONING COUNTY Prosecutors report error by judge in plea bargain of drug suspects

The assistant prosecutor said his run at the judge's seat isn't the reason he filed the motion. By

AUSTINTOWN Schools chief sheds light on bond plan

The superintendent answered questions about transportation, construction funding and the new

Saddam's oil embargo reveals truth about Iraqi needs

Opinion: To hear Saddam Hussein tell it, Iraqi children are starving because the United States is forcing

WORKSHOPS OF GERALD HENN Olympian to address workers

More than 750 employees and independent sales consultants are registered to attend the convention.

Jackson-Milton voters should approve school

Opinion: Jackson-Milton voters should approve school EDITOR: I go to Jackson-Milton High School and


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

NILES City settles lawsuit over lost remains

The 17-year-old died accidentally in 1976 while the family was living in Spain. By DENISE DICK

WARREN City will answer lawsuit over links

The man who has run the city-owned course since the 1980s has sued for breach of contract. By

METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Springfield, S. Range considered

The ICL communities are growing. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF The Metro Athletic

Gunshot wounds

Gunshot wounds YOUNGSTOWN -- A 30-year-old East Side man was in stable condition this morning in

SHARPSVILLE, PA. Dog owner questions shooting

The district attorney said police acted properly in dealing with the animals. By HAROLD GWIN

Plea deal offered in child-sex case

LISBON -- Sentencing is set for June 13 for a Salem man accused of sex-related crimes involving a 7

WARREN TAC not receptive to JFK as member

JFK is similar in size and distance to many Trumbull Athletic Conference teams. VINDICATOR STAFF

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YOUNGSTOWN Judge sets bonds in two felony cases

A South Side man appeared in court to answer a charge of threatening to kill his former girlfriend.


WARREN BOARD OF EDUCATION Retirements, resignations School board members on Tuesday unanimously

GREENVILLE Some protest rules for meeting

One resident wants the amount of the parking fine to be raised and speed traps set. By LAURI

WEATHERSFIELD Trustees OK creating plan for township

By MARY SMITH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT MINERAL RIDGE -- Weathersfield Township trustees approved

YOUNGSTOWN Board focuses on academics

Only two districts in Ohio met fewer performance standards on the 2002 state report card. By RON

School for learning disabled gets charter status

YOUNGSTOWN -- It all started 34 years ago in Mollie Kessler's living room. It was 1968. Kessler

Local robotics teams win awards in Canada

Local robotics teams win awards in Canada Girard High School's FIRST robotics team finished as

AUSTINTOWN YSD pact includes raises for employees

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The Austintown company has 100 workers on layoff. AUSTINTOWN -- YSD

TRUMBULL COUNTY Lawyers seek OK for expert

The defendant says she's getting annoyed by the national press. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Cop cleared in crash while pursuing car

The other driver faces a host of charges. YOUNGSTOWN -- A police officer whose cruiser struck the

Police capture burglary suspects

HOWLAND -- Township and Warren city police apprehended one juvenile and two adults they believe are

DELPHI PACKARD Early-retirement goal is reached

Job reductions were possible if enough workers didn't accept the offer. By DON SHILLING


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Erica Reel and Mark Semenko, 7685 Spring Park Drive, Boardman, girl, April

MILL CREEK PARK Director retires early

Schollaert says he retired earlier than expected so he could prepare for a move to Arizona. By IAN

FULLY SPAIN, 90 Retired Trumbull lawyer dies; had longtime career in area

For many years, he shared his law practice with his brothers. WARREN -- Fully Spain, who


CHARTER SCHOOLS The list grows There are now six charter schools in Youngstown: Eagle Heights

Man to be charged

Man to be charged WARREN -- Police and city prosecutors were conferring this morning on the type

LAWRENCE COUNTY Neshannock man seeks to withdraw guilty plea

The defendant contends he was pressured into the plea. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A man who pleaded guilty

MERCER COUNTY District attorney withdraws offer to police

Epstein said the money will have to be used as a local match for the Weed & amp; Seed program.

WARREN State judicial panel alleges lawyer broke conduct code

The attorney is accused of lying in sworn depositions. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and STEPHEN SIFF

YOUNGSTOWN State and county candidates take cases to voters at forum

The forum provided a broad spectrum of candidate participation. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Fugitive in homicide captured in Cleveland

The man had barricaded himself inside a Cleveland apartment when federal officers forced their way


TUESDAY'S GAMES American League Boston 8, Kansas City 4 N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay


Two retired surgeons whose artworks are on display at the Butler Institute of American Art in Salem

Youngstown council learns public will not be silenced

Opinion: The decision by Youngstown lawmakers to abandon their legally questionable legislative initiative

YOUNGSTOWN COUNCIL Decision relieves Dem chief

City precinct committee members will meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Saxon Club in Austintown. By


AGENDA THURSDAY Weathersfield Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m., township administration building.

GAIL WHITE Despite temptations, Rudee keeps a tidy shop

If I could look inside the mind of an animal, I would want to examine Rudee's. Rudee is a long-


STATEHOOD Though neighbors have challenged its right to exist, Israel seems assured of its

POLICE BLOTTER Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD March 25 Burglary: Building supplies at the site of new

NEW CASTLE Ex-rep is slated to lobby for city

City officials plan to pass a proclamation honoring a city native who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jeremiah E. Yeagley, 24, of 13622 Main St. Beloit, and Megan


YSU Traeger fourth PITTSBURGH -- Youngstown State freshman golfer Dan Traeger finished with a

Faulty light caused fire

Faulty light caused fire AUSTINTOWN -- Township firefighters have determined that a fire that

Injured in accident

Injured in accident SALEM -- Police are investigating a traffic accident in which an elderly woman