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Residents' reactions run the gamut

Love him or hate him. As might have been expected, few Valley residents are holding the middle


MAHONING VALLEY SCHOOLS Data show disciplinary actions

The state said there are inconsistencies with the data and cautioned against comparing school


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael J. Rykowski, legal age, of 6122 Glenridge Road,


Outcome triggers probe by House

Traficant says he has no plans to resign. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER


Officials: Raccoons don't have to die

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES -- Animal welfare officials caution that this is


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

Indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury: Betty Carnahan, 42, Belmont Avenue, Youngstown;


TOLERANCE No Place for Hate

The program: No Place for Hate was created by the Anti-Defamation League with the Massachusetts


Applications sought for Soap Box Derby

MINERAL RIDGE -- Pre-registration is now being accepted for the Greater Youngstown Area Soap Box


CITY SERIES FIRST TEAM

CITY SERIES FIRST TEAM Ellis Moody, Wilson, senior Randall Poindexter, Wilson, junior Roy


Miss Fletcher, Sean Crowley to be married

Plans for the approaching marriage of Kimberly Ann Fletcher and Sean Patrick Crowley, both of


SHARON Betko signs with Clemson

The Tigers' guard has earned high praise for his shooting skills. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR


YSU Worker diversity pays, says Ford VP

The Youngstown native believes in empowering employees and utilizing their ideas. THE VINDICATOR,


STAGE REVIEW Victorian Players cast does justice to 'Inherit the Wind'

The large cast rose to the challenge well. By GARRY L. CLARK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


BIRTHS

BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Glynn Galster and Donald Frazzin, 2547 Bainbridge Ave.,


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

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BASEBALL Devils tame Mooney

Campbell scored nine runs in three innings for the blowout win. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XWest Penn Branch 28 of Youngstown will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Eat'N Park in


BY THE NUMBERS Disciplinary actions

District Disciplinary actions per 100 pupils* Columbiana County Beaver…………………………23.6


BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP The end of the road for Yankee Lake?

A letter on village stationery promotes the first tax levy in 25 years as antidote to annexation.


YOUNGSTOWN CSC's liquidation becomes official Chapter 7

Attorneys said the bankrupt steelmaker still owes its bank lenders more than $80 million. THE


GROVE CITY COLLEGE Fulbright scholar to teach in S. Korea

Her work will begin this summer following graduation. GROVE CITY, Pa.-- Nicole R. Rudolph of


YSU

YSU Basketball recruit YOUNGSTOWN -- Jamel Porter of Casper (Wyo.) Junior College has signed a


PLAYERS TO WATCH High school tennis

Shalin Shah, senior, Canfield. Chris Kuppler, junior, Canfield. Noah Weiss, senior Canfield.


GAME TIME Today

Who: Cubs (Bere 0-1) at Pirates (D. Williams 1-0). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio/TV: WKST-AM (1200).


Carwash shooting leaves man in critical condition

CAMPBELL -- A 23-year-old city resident was in critical condition late this morning at St. Elizabeth


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT The Austintown school district is hoping to participate in a program that calls


Free clothing

Free clothing MASURY -- Fellowship Baptist Church, 546 S. Stateline Road, will have a clothing


Two women bound over in 2 killings

YOUNGSTOWN -- The cases of two women accused of unrelated city killings have been bound over from


LISBON Man hurt in shooting; woman faces charges

The victim identified his assailant while being taken to the hospital. By NORMAN LEIGH


`THURSDAY'S GAMES

`THURSDAY'S GAMES Ottawa 4, Boston 0 St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Nashville 2


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES

MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES TODAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$11,400, cl $4,000-$4,000, 3YO up F & amp;M, 1mi.


Austintown fire is investigated

AUSTINTOWN -- Fire inspectors are investigating a fire that happened around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at a


Allison Jarbeck, Daniel Sebaugh set wedding date

BOARDMAN -- The engagement of Allison Jarbeck and Daniel Sebaugh, both of Cleveland, is being


WARREN Few blacks, women take civil service test

Of the 120 applicants for the police test, 11 were black. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Puhalla and Dota wedding to be held in May

Announcement of the engagement of Lori Puhalla and Daniel Dota is being made by their parents, James


HOWLAND TOWNSHIP Trustees approve tax abatement

Trustees also are putting out a call for paving bids. By TRACIE KNIGHT BALENTINE VINDICATOR


LOWELLVILLE Renovations to begin on town hall

Frank Filisky, tax commissioner, will not seek to be renamed to his post when his two-year term ends


By DAVID SKOLNICK

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER CLEVELAND -- The conviction of U.S. Rep. James A.


UNITED WAY Officers elected

United Way of Trumbull County has elected its 2002-03 officers, board of directors and trustees and


SPRINGFIELD LOCAL SCHOOLS Judge won't block stadium-seat contract

The bids were separated by about $15,700. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER


VFW 4192 Auxiliary elects officers

MINERAL RIDGE -- VFW 4192 Auxiliary met April 2 for a meeting and election of officers. Linda


DRYFUSE SLAYINGS Expert points finger at a family member

Prosecutors say the testimony is opinion, not fact. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners OK paying settlement

The suit was settled in February. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN --


GIVE THE PRESIDENT TRADE POWER

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: President Bush has asked the U.S. Senate to take up by April 22 the bill granting


Israel, U.S. fighting terrorism

Before the tragic events of Sept. 11, 21st-century Americans had encapsulated themselves in the


Jurors: We stuck to the evidence

One juror said 'it was kind of heartbreaking' that the congressman opted to defend himself in court.


Megan Jackson to be bride of Eduardo Garcia

KINSMAN -- Philip and Francine Jackson, 6076 Webber Cole Road, are announcing the engagement of


ATHLETIC TRAINING

ATHLETIC TRAINING Valley Sports Ltd. in Struthers -- offers speed training, jump stretch, power


YOUNGSTOWN Mayor names law director as new police chief

Robert Bush Jr. is the city's first minority police chief. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER


PREP TENNIS Meek-Person: What a pair

Shalin Shah, Noah Weiss and Chris Kuppler make Canfield one of the top Division I teams in the area.


SCHIZOPHRENIA The facts

Symptoms first appear in late adolescence and early adulthood, normally between the ages of 16 and


TRUMBULL COUNTY United Way honors volunteers, reflects on successful year

The success of United Way of Trumbull County in 2001 tested the economy's strength. By TIM YOVICH


Salem to consider zoning plan for land

SALEM -- It's now up to city council whether to adopt a zoning plan for about 105 acres annexed last


HERMITAGE SCHOOLS Teachers and board set arbitration panel

No date has been set for the two sides to present their cases to the panel. By HAROLD GWIN


Swegan-Shreve wedding to be held at Nags Head

YOUNGSTOWN -- A late-spring wedding is planned by Amanda Joy Swegan and Adam Terence Shreve, both of


JAMIE DUNN

JAMIE DUNN School: Poland Seminary. Grade: Senior. Positive influence: My parents, especially


BACKGROUND Robert E. Bush Jr.

Background on the new city police chief: Age: 54. Family: Married, three children. Education


JUNIOR TENNIS RESULTS

JUNIOR TENNIS RESULTS RED 6, WHITE 4 Ashley Nord-J.D. Dunn (R) def. Amanda Ludwig-Matt Liptak,


YOUNGSTOWN Couple won't have to plead again

The Scotts said they knew what they were doing when they made the pleas. By BOB JACKSON


MERCER COUNTY Applicants eliminated for veterans' post

The advisory council leader said women can form their own veterans group if they prefer. BY MARY


Officials seek input with cable TV surveys

Officials seek input with cable TV surveys COLUMBIANA -- City residents will receive cable


Teen arrested at school

Teen arrested at school YOUNGSTOWN -- A pupil at Adams School was arrested by deputy sheriffs


At YSU, many expect an appeal while hoping city's image will improve

By VALERIE BANNER SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- Shortly after the verdict arrived in


Winston-Thomas engagement is made known

HUDSON -- Dr. Lewis and Pamela Winston of Hudson are announcing the coming marriage of their


GAIL WHITE Like father, like son: a happy, belated ending

When Lou LaCava of Austintown was 19, he fell in love. He met a young woman at a Cleveland


SOFTBALL Golden Flashes blank Niles

Southington, Struthers and South Range won. NILES -- Jessica Carpenter scored on a wild pitch in


Paying back funds

Paying back funds WARREN -- A state audit found that Med Star EMS & amp; Transportation Inc.


Traficant's career could have been spared, had he seized his second chance

Opinion: The story of James A. Traficant Jr. is a story of opportunities squandered, of second chances


Save money by ending capital punishment, closing 'supermax' prison

Opinion: Save money by ending capital punishment, closing 'supermax' prison EDITOR: When I hear about


Traficant is guilty of all counts

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER CLEVELAND -- In the end, U.S. Rep. James A.


MERCER Mercury collection planned by state

Mercury exposure can result in brain and nervous system damage. BY MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR


WARREN Simulator lets people experience schizophrenia

The simulator allows people to experience the sights and sounds of schizophrenia. By PEGGY


PREP BASEBALL Stokes pitches no-hitter as Columbiana wins, 8-0

McDonald's Josh Camuso pitched a one-hitter and also hit three singles. SEBRING -- Columbiana High


MAHONING VALLEY Girl, 13, promotes tolerance campaign

The girl will speak to Jews, Muslims and Christians. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION