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NEWTON FALLS Work to begin soon on skate park, says official

The city parks department will set up guidelines for safety and rules of usage. By KERRI RICKARD

COLUMBIANA HOSTS gets national recognition

Crestview's HOSTS program has 57 pupils and 107 volunteer mentors. COLUMBIANA -- In its third

AUSTINTOWN Pupils get a lesson in video technology

Video teleconference technology gives students in different buildings the chance to interact. By

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Shawn and Sandra Walker, 11288 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, New Middletown, boy,

NEWTON FALLS Council sets aside meetings ordinance

Streetscape ordinances were moved to another reading. By KERRI ANN RICKARD VINDICATOR

CAMPAIGN 2002 Sawyer's war chest far outpaces rivals'

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant raised $1,940 during the first three months of this year. By DAVID

"He has broken the public trust by breaking the law, and if he will not voluntarily leave this

"He has broken the public trust by breaking the law, and if he will not voluntarily leave this

BOARDMAN Police unravel shooting death of family pet

The dog's body was placed in a trash bin. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

WARREN Homicide victims to be honored

The names of three infants whose deaths years ago were ruled homicides just this year will be read

MAHONING COUNTY Help with prescription discounts

Senior citizens will be able to get help applying for discounts on their prescription drugs. By

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials mull creating 911 system

The new system could be in place by summer. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON --


ENDORSEMENTS 17th District Democrats Democrats of the 17th District met Tuesday to endorse

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FINANCIAL REPORT Congressional funds Financial activity for Jan. 1 to March 31 for congressmen

YOUNGSTOWN Goldberg's drug rehab pushes trial date back

The delay will allow Goldberg to finish a drug program. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

HERMITAGE Teachers, schools finalize panel

It is up to the neutral arbitrator to schedule a hearing date. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The arbitration

LISBON School mourns death of student

The honor student and athlete was killed in a traffic accident. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials mull a 911 system

The new system could be in place by summer. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON --

WARREN Dismiss lawsuit, city asks judge

The city contends the golf-course operator was aware he would have to pay taxes on the course. By

TRUMBULL COUNTY Grand jury indictments

A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted the following: Keith Daws, 40, Drexel N.W., Warren, two


LIQUOR CONTROL Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and

TRAFICANT CASE Two in House seek to expel lawmaker

The Poland congressman has tarnished other lawmakers, a California congresswoman said. By DAVID

In education, one size does not fit all

Opinion: American children have enough problems getting an education without yet another revisitation of the


TUESDAY'S GAMES American League Boston 14, Toronto 3 Detroit 9, Tampa Bay 3 Baltimore 5,


What if your electricity were to go out now? Would you be prepared? By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR


Antioch Baptist Church, 110 Funston St., Youngstown, 10 a.m. Thursday. Various items. Bring

WARREN Council considers adding fee to utility bills for residents

The fee would fund federally mandated storm sewer work. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

SHARON Zoning appeals board denies truck parking

This is Paul Lapcevich's second battle with the city over the truck ban. SHARON, Pa. -- The city's

SHARON Shenango rafters will face charges

One of the rafters had to be pulled from the water by bystanders using a rope. By HAROLD GWIN

Bicycle accident kills Weathersfield man

Bicycle accident kills Weathersfield man WEATHERSFIELD -- A 48-year-old township man died early

MAHONING COUNTY Getting help with medicine discounts

Senior citizens will be able to get help applying for discounts on their prescription drugs. By

Sharon police officer gets promotion

SHARON, Pa. -- Sgt. Detective Mathew K. McComb will be Capt. Detective McComb effective Friday.

INFOCISION Coitsville resident gave boss suggestion for office location

The company is already considering expanding its New Castle office. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

Truck accident takes out cable

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A truck accident Tuesday morning left customers in two states without many of

WARREN Council mulls adding fee to residents' utility bills

The fee would fund federally mandated storm sewer work. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Lordstown schools need library media specialist

Opinion: Lordstown schools need library media specialist EDITOR: The state oversight committee for Ohio

CORTLAND Council OKs work on street lights

Twelve mercury vapor lights will be replaced with high pressure sodium lights. CORTLAND -- City

Communities get funds

Communities get funds NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County commissioners agreed to give $70,000 to

Power play

Generator tips Don't want to put up with extended power outages? Maybe you should buy a generator.

FAIRHAVEN WORKSHOP Penguins score points

Tuesday marked the third time YSU players visited the workshop as part of a community service

Woman sentenced, man faces charges in theft, fleeing

BOARDMAN -- A Youngstown woman accused of theft and assault on a police officer at a grocery store

Asbestos cases clogging Mahoning County courts

Opinion: Judge James C. Evans of the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court has sent a letter to the Ohio Supreme

POLICE CALLS Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY April 8 Drugs: Two men were arrested on drug

YOUNGSTOWN City plans handicap parking additions

Reopening Federal Street is an event to be celebrated, a bank executive said. By ROGER G. SMITH

Firefighters free man

Firefighters free man YOUNGSTOWN -- Firefighters used a rope, ladder and flexible skid Tuesday

COLUMBIANA Council to OK ordinances to improve electric system

A zoning issue and a sewer project will be discussed April 30. COLUMBIANA -- City council has

NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW Western Conference

WESTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 Detroit (51-17-10-4) vs. No. 8 Vancouver (42-30-7-3). This season: Red

GAIL WHITE Work program gives disabled students a chance

Option IV is a work program through the Youngstown City Schools that places developmentally disabled

MAHONING VALLEY Kmart's troubles hit home

THE VINDICATOR/YOUNGSTOWN BAZETTA -- Kmart Corp.'s financial troubles have affected the Mahoning

MAHONING VALLEY Head Start, libraries get on the same page to help kids

Grants are primarily awarded for projects that will have the greatest impact on a targeted


AGENDA THURSDAY Austintown Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., township building, 82 Ohltown Road.


PROPOSED FEE Warren storm water Under legislation being considered by city council, a storm

MAHONING REPUBLICANS Mineral Ridge teacher challenges chairman

A top Republican official says the new challenge will not change the party's focus. By DAVID


BOARDS OF EDUCATION CHAMPION At a special meeting this week, the board: Accepted three low

WRTA to give away 1 free six-month pass

WRTA to give away 1 free six-month pass YOUNGSTOWN -- Western Reserve Transit Authority will award

FBI agent's affidavit details attempted murder for hire

The farmhand talked about paying an undercover agent $7,000 to kill Sandra J. Ferrante. By


YSU Baseball team loses to Duke PITTSBURGH -- The Youngstown State baseball team couldn't hold


Opinion: Philadelphia Inquirer: With the exclamation point in its logo, the online mega-portal Yahoo! once


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Louise Henderson Jr., legal age, of 633 E. Dewey Ave.,