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TRAFICANT TRIAL Jurors return for 4th day of talks

If convicted, the congressman likely would face a jail term of four to six years. CLEVELAND --

WARREN Residents seek tougher dog laws

The mayor said he proposed such legislation last year but council didn't act on it. By DENISE DICK

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Uncivil behavior breeds worse behavior, crime

Opinion: Uncivil behavior breeds worse behavior, crime EDITOR: Regarding your recent editorial on

A whole new Middle East

Opinion: Powerful images have combined to provide U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell with a monumental

BOXING Subs pressed into service for media

Promoters and undercard fighters for Saturday's bouts were in attendance. By BOB ROTH

As of noon today, the sequestered jurors -- 10 women and two men -- had deliberated about 23 hours.

As of noon today, the sequestered jurors -- 10 women and two men -- had deliberated about 23 hours.


SAUDI PEACE PLAN In March 2002, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah generated renewed interest in

Townships invited into buying plan

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners are inviting townships to participate in a group buying plan

Dog ordinance

Dog ordinance CANFIELD -- Trustees have approved an ordinance allowing them to cite the owners of


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Kristen Hornsby, 10856 Elkton Road, Lisbon, girl, April 10. Mark and

Man answers his doorbell and is greeted by a gunshot

SALEM -- Police are investigating a case in which someone fired a handgun at a man who answered his

Park cleanup

Park cleanup NORTH LIMA -- The Woodworth Park cleanup originally scheduled for last Saturday will


IF YOU GO Ekoostik Hookah When: 8 p.m. April 25. Where: Flashfest at Kent State University

CLEVELAND Jury asks judge for guidance on count

The jurors wanted to know about elements in determining whether bribery had been committed. By

ERIE, PA. Diocese removes priests from duty

The priests will be given room and board by the church. ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic

YOUNGSTOWN 2 men arrested after gun blast shatters door

The suspect faces three charges of felonious assault, a charge of shooting into a habitation and two

Fund-raising dinner set for Saturday

Fund-raising dinner set for Saturday JOHNSTON -- An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be from

BOARDMAN School will add 2 rooms

The addition should be completed by fall. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Man had planned to shoot wife's neighbor, sheriff says

The shooting suspect thought his victim was interfering in his marriage, authorities say. By

PROFILE Corky Pike

Age: 50. Home: Poland. High school: 1970 Poland High graduate. College: Currently a senior at

COLUMBIANA CO. Officials push shots for kids

Officials said parents often aren't aware the health departments offer childhood immunizations free

BELOIT Gas well explosion and fire damage Main Street site

The Beloit Fire Department responds to five or six gas well fires a year. By MARALINE KUBIK

CLEVELAND Federal grand jury indicts Valley men

A Youngstown man was involved in a shootout with law enforcement officers last month, according to

YOUNGSTOWN Judge gives man 18 months in prison in dogfighting case

Judge Maureen Cronin said details of the dogfighting activity made her sick. By BOB JACKSON

YSU Seniors select spring rosters

The Penguins' Red and White game begins Friday at 7 p.m. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

BOARDMAN Apeal of board's zoning decision is dropped

A letter said the addition will be removed by June 15, but the owner says that's not the plan. By


Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Jittery investors rightfully are hammering the stock prices of companies whose

IN STEP WITH | Corky Pike Triathlon aids growth physically

Corky Pike is a part-time staff member at the YMCA, teaching water aerobics, spinning and triathlon.

Board offers no support to split cost of tax office

It costs the district only about $18,500 a year now. SHARON, Pa. -- The school board isn't

BOARDMAN ATHLETICS Fox-to-Smercansky handoff due in June

The change coincides with a critical transition phase. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS

Crash kills driver

Crash kills driver VIENNA -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-car crash that


RED TEAM Defense Martin Stachowicz, senior defensive end. Russell Stuvaints, senior

SHARPSVILLE, PA. Council endorses grant application

Sharpsville would get two new bus passenger comfort stations in the deal. SHARPSVILLE, Pa. --

VIENNA Airport hopes to net a grant

Paying travel agents for each ticket they sell from Vienna is a possible incentive the aid would

YOUNGSTOWN Supplier adds 3 Pa. offices

Winkle Electric already serves Lawrence and Mercer counties. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By DON

SHARON District considers borrowing

The school board must now decide just how much work it will undertake. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

LAWRENCE COUNTY Men vow to fight sexual violence

Male role models are needed to tell young men sex assault is wrong, pledge drive organizers said.

Woman hurt in crash

Woman hurt in crash CANFIELD -- A 52-year-old North Lima woman was in critical condition with

YOUNGSTOWN Man enters guilty plea to charges of raping girls

An assistant prosecutor recommended that the city man be evaluated to determine if he should be

YOUNGSTOWN Area entrepreneurs gather to exchange ideas

A California entrepreneurship expert said small-business owners are more likely to succeed if they

DELKER CASE Lawyer protests taking of purse

Jail officials released the defendant's purse to police on April 2, their records state. By PEGGY

YOUNGSTOWN City panel suggests school board get some fee waivers

Fee waivers will allow more money for beneficial features. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Man's best friend is a little girl's, too

When I return home, I hear the jubilant voice of my dog shouting what unmistakably sounds like a

The Vindicator

The Vindicator PROMINENT SIGN: Advertising the $70 million Super Lotto Plus jackpot, the Ohio

Trumbull health department needs leadership transfusion

Opinion: Members of the Trumbull County Board of Health can no longer pretend that the health department is


David and Sunshine (Salata) Griffin of Cleveland, Ga., are announcing the birth of twin boys, Isaac


CITY SERIES FIRST TEAM Cherrell Triplett, Rayen, senior Taniesha Holland, Rayen, freshman

Everything Ekoostik

The band performs nearly 160 concerts a year. By JOHN PATRICK GATTA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Raymond R. Prisby IV, 23, of 333 E. Avondale, Youngstown, and

YOUNGSTOWN Powers' 1940s facade to be restored

The historical auditorium will be restored to its limestone look with rows of windows across each

MERCER COUNTY Housing authority board lowers utility allowances

A reduction in the utility allowance means higher rent payments. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


AMBER BLAND School: Boardman. Grade: Sophomore. Positive influence: My parents: mom -- she was


YSU Baseball KENT -- Youngstown State dropped a doubleheader to Kent State Wednesday, losing the

THE GRAEDONS | People's Pharmacy Various cooking methods will reduce gas producers in beans

Q. Many years ago I started using a rather unusual method for de-gassing beans. When it is time to