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Traficant a remnant of area's bad old days

Opinion: Traficant a remnant of area's bad old days EDITOR: I have been most interested in the Traficant

PATRICIA MEADE As his own lawyer, Traficant blew it

Unlike most savvy politicians, Jim Traficant misjudged his audience. The 17th District congressman

TRAFICANT CASE Rep tests the wind in D.C.


Minority leader has the last laugh

Opinion: As Congressman-cum-convicted felon James A. Traficant Jr. would put it, "Payback's a female dog."

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& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;ADAMS & lt;/B & gt;, Robert D., 87, of Youngstown;


NICOLE KOPNICKY RYAN HIVELY LOWELLVILLE -- Nicole Marie Kopnicky of Struthers became the bride of

SHARON, PA. Fixing parking deck to be costly, report says

Vehicle weight restrictions will soon be in place for the upper deck. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

PENN STATE Shenango alumni fund-raiser offers cool treats for sale

The ice cream sale helps to fund scholarships. SHARON, Pa. -- The Penn State Shenango Alumni

LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

CANFIELD -- John Morvay, owner of J.D. Morvay Insurance and Financial Services in Canfield, has

Congressman is in for drastic change in lifestyle

The congressman could be giving interviews from prison by July. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

'MILLDUST AND ROSES' Growing up in Mingo

A college professor writes about his boyhood in an Ohio Valley mill town. By JON BAKER

YSU Flagpole and garden will memorialize 9/11

VETERANS Teen advocate to speak LAKE MILTON -- Nikki Mendicino, 13, known as the "world's

Radford-Hall wedding date to be June 15

YOUNGSTOWN --Mr. and Mrs. James Evener, 112 E. Montrose St., are announcing the engagement of their

GIRLS TRACK Boardman is dominant again at East Palestine

Amber Bland and Monica Cuevas broke meet records. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

GROVE CITY COLLEGE Amway chief to address grads

Diplomas are to be awarded to approximately 555 seniors. GROVE CITY , Pa. --Dick DeVos, president

Parents announce Meyers-Mistovich engagement

The engagement of Kerri Lynn Meyers, 28655 S.W. Ashland Loop, Wilsonville, Ore., and Brian James

Amy Jo Chambers, Mr. Carrier plan summer wedding

CAMPBELL -- Michael and Bonita Chambers, 25 Regent St., announce the engagement of their daughter,

Jewish community to join rally in D.C.

YOUNGSTOWN -- Members of the local Jewish community plan to join supporters of Israel and the


DAY ONE 8:26 a.m.: Entered Jefferson County. 9:02 a.m.: Stopped at George's Coffee Shop in

Jewish organizations plan workshops for women

YOUNGSTOWN -- Workshops and exhibits focusing on "Mind, Body, Spirit" will be the focus of the 2002

Homeowners should consider several factors before settling on the type, color, grain and gauge of the siding.

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT iding. It is perhaps the most crucial design element

'Be prepared' is good motto

Opinion: In a day of evolving terrorism, in would be imprudent to take an it-can't-happen-here attitude.

'BONE HOUSE' Seeking answers to a death, maid learns about herself

A surprise ending and an enthralling story provide the elements for a good read. By THERESA HEGEL

KATHRYN EARNHART | The Butlers Dennison Gallery displays Segal's 'Steelmakers'

In 1978, artist George Segal was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture for Youngstown. The

CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the

NEW CASTLE, PA. Center has 20-year growth history

Lawrence County took over the emergency dispatching center in spring 1998. By LAURE CIOFFI

Miss Kolaskos to be bride of Ron Blinsky

AUSTINTOWN -- Dorothy Kolaskos, 4574 Woodhurst Drive, announces the engagement of her daughter,

Frequent flier plan is out of this world

Frequent flier plan is out of this world US Airways has come up with the ultimate destination for

Salem man is injured

Salem man is injured HANOVERTON -- A 54-year-old Salem man was in serious condition Saturday night

Federal Plaza hearing

Federal Plaza hearing YOUNGSTOWN -- The city planning commission will have a public hearing

SCOTT SHALAWAY Turkey vultures, not buzzards

Several turkey vultures circle overhead, no doubt searching for one of the many dead deer that dot

Richard Lewis wants us to know: He's here for a show

Talk about a change -- neurotic comedian Richard Lewis stopped going to therapy a few months ago

A rally for the Valley

A rally for the Valley SHARON, Pa. -- Shenango Valley Initiative is sponsoring a celebration of

Parents announce Kirchner-Kaschak wedding plans

AUSTINTOWN -- Robert and Kathy Kirchner, 3901 Edinburg Drive, and Rich and Janice Kaschak, 4646

Laurine Sarisky, William Sperry to be married

Laurine E. Sarisky of Parma, formerly of Youngstown, and William A. Sperry of North Royalton are


700 SETS A-Plus Family -- Joe Steiner (727) in Don's Auto-A-Plus-Storm; Daryl Moses (702) in


HEALTH CARE CINCINNATI -- Karen Bankston, a Youngstown native, has been named vice president of


FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK Shajehan Haywood The FBI and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force

RAY SWANSON | Keystoner NCAA championship game a little boring

National Championship? By whose standards? It was a good thing that Maryland and Indiana met in

PNC PARK Fogg 'mist-ifies' Cubs as Bucs snap skid

The Pirates pitcher won his second straight game. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Shalynn DeMain and Paul Keller to marry July 5

BOARDMAN -- Frank and Tootie DeMain of Hunters Ridge are announcing the engagement of their

Angels for Animals plans annual sale

CANFIELD -- Angels for Animals will hold its eighth annual Gigantic Garage Sale next weekend at the

This a three-day series that examines the effects of the recession on Ohio and how the state is

This a three-day series that examines the effects of the recession on Ohio and how the state is

NEW CASTLE Feinstein will pay tribute to classic American songs

The Pittsburgh Symphony Pops will perform for the first half of the event. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


I-79: Patching south of I-80. District Road: Patching from U.S. Route 19 to Pa. Route 845. Route

BERLIN CENTER Runners 1-2, key triumph in meet

Kevin Stonestreet and Jason Corman led McDonald to the boys title in the Western Reserve

NEW WILMINGTON, PA. Notable poet to present talk, be honored at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College will be host of a two-day celebration for Jon

Getting to know the neighbors

Those living in the rural parts of the new 6th Congressional District fear the Youngstown area will


INFORMATION If you go The Memorial Marine Museum is at 1071 Walnut Boulevard, Ashtabula.


SWITCH RATES Electric suppliers Only three of eight electric utilities in Ohio have had

MERCER Grant provides lawyer

The program's goal is break the binds that tie victims to their abusers. MERCER, Pa. -- Victims

JACK WOLLITZ Tending to the little details can mean bigger fish

The key to bigger walleyes for Dennis Sharrone is paying attention to the little things and working

Doreen J. Trevis, Peter J. Miller to be wed in St. Nicholas Church

Plans for their forthcoming marriage are being announced by Doreen J. Trevis, 1625 Park Place Drive,

Rebecca Ostheimer, Michael Madsen plan May wedding in Youngstown

Plans for the spring wedding of Rebecca Ostheimer of Denton, Texas, a daughter of Richard and Carol


WHAT'S YOUR REQUEST? Osmond songs Hits from Donny Osmond's career include the following: 1971


GLORIA KOLLING GEORGE POZEGA WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- The wedding of Gloria Carol Kolling, 1390

YOUNGSTOWN Officials set up youth sports program

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Area Community Action Council is taking registrations for this year's

Reed-Nedostup wedding to be held in Georgia

CANFIELD -- Announced by Larry and Cathy Constance-Lushinsky, 9728 Lisbon Road, is the engagement of

Miss Sebastiani, Eric Folsom to wed May 25

BOARDMAN -- Daniel and Beatrice Sebastiani of Boardman announce the engagement of their daughter,

Rescuing homeowners from predatory loans

The program, available only in Ohio, New York and Arizona, may help some avoid foreclosure. By

17TH DISTRICT Candidates discuss key issues

Some of the candidates talked about Youngstown State University's being a focal point for Valley

WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of April 14: TODAY Post 235, American Legion, 11 High St., Girard,

ANNUAL EVENT Historical society plans tea

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Austintown Historical Society. AUSTINTOWN -- An annual

Klingensmith, Kutsko wedding planned for June

YOUNGSTOWN -- An early summer wedding is planned by Kelly Klingensmith and Christopher Kutsko, both

Miss Lipkovich, Jed Detelich troth announced

Myshel Marie Lipkovich, Raccoon Road, Austintown, and Jed Michael Detelich, Addison Road, Masury,

OHSAA releases football numbers

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released enrollment figures for the 2002-03 school

Miss Williamson, Michael White plan My nuptials

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tessa Williamson and Michael P. White, both of San Francisco, are engaged. The

Samantha Bond, Alex Witte plan June 8 wedding

MANSFIELD -- Anthony and Elizabeth Webster, 392 Opal Drive, are announcing the engagement of their

HUNTING SEASONS 2002-2003 Ohio and Pennsylvania

OHIO Doves, ducks, geese, coots, mergansers: Hunting days and bag limits will be set within a


BIRDS Cleaning day set Wild Birds Unlimited in Boardman will hold a birdfeeder cleaning day from

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials begin cutbacks to cover budget shortfall

Layoffs already are occurring and more are expected. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

TRACK Husband and wife produce champs

Diane Neighbarger and Tom Neigbarger directed Lakeview and Champion, respectively, to titles at the

Cartwright and Wolsonovich rite set for June 15 at St. Columba Cathedral

Melissa Cartwright, 284 Port Augustine Circle, Ocoee, Fla., and Mark E. Wolsonovich, 270 Belhaven

Will Traficant do the right thing for the 17th District?

Opinion: Mr. Traficant, have you no shame? A jury of 10 women and two men has found you guilty of 10

Garage fire damage

Garage fire damage NILES -- A fire on Lafayette Avenue destroyed two cars and a garage, causing


LOCAL Writers workshop Local author Susan Dexter will conduct the April session of "Where


MAHONING COUNTY Dissolutions asked Mary Helen Rohrbaugh, 7979 Sigle Lane, Poland, and Roy E.


BASEBALL Tri-T baseball and softball -- will hold a meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Poland

Red and White Ball proceeds to benefit local programs

Henry P. Nemenz is serving as honorary chairman of the black-tie event. LIBERTY -- The Mahoning

Brandt-Lang wedding to be held in Illinois

YOUNGSTOWN -- Eric Sr. and Sandra Lang, 2387 Chaney Circle, are announcing plans for the upcoming

GIRARD Board to help raise rec funds

Girard has $53,000 set aside this year for park and recreation activities. By TIM YOVICH

BOXING Commings in draw; Whittaker gains TKO

Roland Commings' fight was stopped after he suffered a cut above his left eye due to an accidental

TRUMBULL COUNTY Defense attorneys create group to share information

Attorneys from the surrounding area are invited to the group's first meeting. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Older, wiser Osmond still has 'Puppy Love'

Although part of his Powers Auditorium show will be structured, Donny Osmond includes improvisation,


BLOOD DRIVES TUESDAY American Red Cross Austintown Donor Center, 57 Westchester Drive, noon to 7



Reed-Cummings wedding to be in early summer

AUSTINTOWN -- Announced by Thomas and Sandra Reed, 4232 Nottingham Ave., are plans for the early

Men's fitness event

Men's fitness event AUSTINTOWN -- "Men's Fitness at Work & amp; Play" is the focus of a men's

NFL DRAFT Only the No. 1 selection is certain

After the expansion Houston Texans make quarterback David Carr the No. 1 pick, the rest of the

June date set for Pushay-Joyce wedding vows

NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Announcement is being made by Bob and Fran Pushay of New Springfield of the


IF YOU GO Michael Feinstein With: Pittsburgh Pops. When: 8 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Scottish

YOUNGSTOWN East eighth-graders feast on books

The school district hopes to expand the literacy initiative to all eighth-graders. By RON COLE

Jonelle Perry, George Liptak are engaged

LOWELLVILLE -- Robert and Barbara Perry, 457 N. Heights Ave., are announcing the engagement of their

KEYSTONE CLIPS Center presents book fair

The new Quinby Street Resource Center, 335 Quinby St., Sharon, will sponsor a book fair from 11 a.m.

MIKE BRAUN Game laws change for Ohio, Pa. hunters

Significant changes in hunting rules and regulations for Ohio and Pennsylvania hunters were approved


By MIKE BRAUN VINDICATOR OUTDOORS EDITOR On the opening day of Pennsylvania's 2002 trout season,

JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Canfield's Schutz powers Bearcats' offense

CINCINNATI -- A positive change in attitude has resulted in a positive change in performance by Brad

Pirates get in gear with clutch hitting

Brian Giles, Aramis Ramirez and Craig Wilson each had timely hits. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR

Lifestyle for maverick rep is headed for drastic change

The congressman could be giving interviews from prison by July. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

Marine museum, B & amp;B are fun to see

A small maritime museum near Ashtabula harbor lets visitor discover the history and industrial

JAMES DULLEY Cutting your utility bills Half-log home kits offer flexibility and efficiency

Q. I have thought about building a contemporary log-home kit myself or using a builder. I am

YOUNGSTOWN SLAYING Teen returns to juvenile center

The girl had been in an Oklahoma facility since October. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF

NO HOLDS BARRED Bobish trains for title defense

He played football at Mount Union for two years. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

NBA ROUNDUP Saturday's other games

Mavericks 116, SuperSonics 99 SEATTLE -- Michael Finley scored 29 points and Nick Van Exel added


AGENDA MONDAY McDonald Board of Education, 6 p.m., high school library. Austintown Township

OHIO UTILITIES How much choice are electric users really offered?

Ohio Edison customers have one other choice -- an offer of a 3.5 percent discount on electricity


EVENTS A Men's and Women's Recreational Day originally scheduled April 20, in Canfield has been