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TRAFICANT CASE Rep calls for House probe

Two Columbus attorneys assisting the congressman say he deserves a new trial. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

GIRARD Meeting to address noise at dome

A Creekside partner said he hasn't received a noise complaint for eight months. By TIM YOVICH


Opinion: Los Angeles Times: After the shocking ease with which the Sept. 11 hijackers sailed through airport

East Side man held on murder charge

East Side man held on murder charge YOUNGSTOWN -- A 24-year-old East Side man is being held with

YOUNGSTOWN Dems' candidate for governor won't be 'tax-hike guy'


AUSTINTOWN Pretrial hearing set for man accused of stealing DVDs

The man faces charges of aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence. AUSTINTOWN -- A pretrial

TRUMBULL COUNTY Local doctor pleads guilty

A prosecutor is recommending that the doctor serve five years in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Police arrest woman in stabbing

YOUNGSTOWN -- City police have arrested a 28-year-old woman in connection with the February throat-

KIMBELL TRIAL Other testimony

Retired state trooper Richard Matas testified that bloody footprints were found on the carpeting of

Forum Health Northside

Forum Health Northside Patrick and Erin Blakeman, 265 Santa Fe Trail, Boardman, girl, April 23.

PREP SOFTBALL LaRosa records third no-hitter; Mooney rolls

McDonald swept a doubleheader from Girard. WARREN -- Melissa LaRosa threw her third career no-

PHAR-MOR Chain's leaders face scrutiny

The company's creditors say money is being wasted. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR

BOARDMAN Many seek revise of gun-use laws

Officials are hoping for new legislation on gun use. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

NEW CASTLE, PA. Fire marshal blames arson for blazes

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A state police fire marshal said arson was the cause of fires that destroyed one

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials of state group urge sales tax

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Officials of a statewide organization are to

ELLSWORTH Myers Equipment at center of suit

The shareholder says she was frozen out of a family business and denied adequate dividends. By DON

Worker assaulted

Worker assaulted AUSTINTOWN -- A Kerrybrook Drive man was in critical condition in St. Elizabeth

Knill motivated to excel

Poland's pitching ace and inspirational leader gets up every morning at 5:30 to work out. By JOE


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YOUNGSTOWN Coroner identifies man shot outside Hillman Street bar

YOUNGSTOWN -- The office of the Mahoning County coroner has identified a man who was shot to death


AGENDA THURSDAY Jackson-Milton Local School District board meeting, 6:30, in the Elementary

WARREN Councilmen share concerns about who will use bike trail

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- Some council members are concerned about

The following are excepts from Bishop Thomas J. Tobin's column dealing with sexual abuse by priests.

The following are excepts from Bishop Thomas J. Tobin's column dealing with sexual abuse by priests.

YOUNGSTOWN S. Side man charged with child endangering

A fracas began after police drew their weapons. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 28-year-old South Side man faces

FirstEnergy offering free tree seedlings

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Beware: pet stores sell puppies from puppy mills

Opinion: Beware: pet stores sell puppies from puppy mills EDITOR: Another pet store is about to open

NEW CASTLE Witness's testimony changes from first Kimbell trial to retrial

Doctors estimate the victims died within minutes of being attacked. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

SHENANGO VALLEY 7 indicted, 5 from area, in check scam

More than $150,000 was taken from at least 13 financial institutions, authorities said. By HAROLD

LIBERTY SCHOOLS Board to rework regulations

LIBERTY -- The board of education will rework, then reintroduce a policy regulating school booster

RMI TITANIUM Plant set to close 3-4 weeks in July

The planned shutdown would be cut short or canceled if the mill gets an influx of new orders. By


GETTING IT RIGHT U Richard Duffett of Austintown, who is running for Mahoning County Republican

Campbell board to get new wiring bids

CAMPBELL -- The board of education will rebid work pertaining to the installation of wiring and

NEWTON FALLS Tape shows cop hitting woman on head twice while arresting her

The police officer's actions were recorded by a cruiser video camera. PEGGY SINKOVICH and

"People are saying: 'We can do better, and we have to act individually and collectively.' "

"People are saying: 'We can do better, and we have to act individually and collectively.' "

Trucker accused of holding woman captive

Trucker accused of holding woman captive DUBLIN, Ga. -- A plea for help scrawled on a bathroom

PULASKI TOWNSHIP SLAYINGS Prosecutors exclude relative as killer

Thomas Kimbell avoided looking at pictures of the children's bodies. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

Historian will speak on Crawford Co. blacks

Historian will speak on Crawford Co. blacks MERCER, Pa. -- The Underground Railroad and

Judge sentences man in dogfighting

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 24-year-old East Side man, already serving 18 months in prison on two felony

YOUNGSTOWN Man faces charge of intimidation

YOUNGSTOWN -- The case of a man accused of threatening a witness in municipal court as he awaited a

TRUMBULL COUNTY Police officer pleads guilty


NEWTON FALLS Officers' accounts differ on altercation

The police officer has not been criminally charged, and city officials say they are not

A softball game worth playing

Mark May 9 on your calendar and pray it doesn't rain. For the first time since 1997, the softball

PHAR-MOR Creditors target chain's leaders

They say the co-CEOs are biased toward their own buyout bid. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS

MAHONING VALLEY Benefits extension has unintended negative effect

One official said state employees are working overtime to get the benefit extensions processed


TALIBAN Most-wanted list U.S. officials have named a few key Taliban leaders who pose a threat

Embezzling sentence

Embezzling sentence YOUNGSTOWN -- Sallie J. Carlson, 48, of Perkins-Jones Road, Warren, was


MAHONING COUNTY Probate Real estate transfers

Vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Timothy Liszka, 20, of Edgewood Drive, is free on his own

BOARDMAN Gun laws get review

Officials are hoping for new legislation on gun use. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

YOUNGSTOWN Engineering company seeks to buy downtown building

By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- Kurt Seidler wants to move his small but


FOOD Antioch Baptist Church, 110 Funston St., Youngstown, 10 a.m. Thursday. Food only. Bring

17TH DISTRICT Ryan's loan raises concern

The congressional candidate and his campaign treasurer will not disclose the name of the loan's co-

OHIO SCHOOLS Taft's rep makes area visit

Teachers across the state are concerned that their schools aren't funded properly. By RON COLE


YSU Baseball YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior right-hander Matt Brumit was named Horizon League pitcher of

17TH DISTRICT FEC gets complaint about Ryan loan

The complaint was filed by the father of a former congressional candidate. By DAVID SKOLNICK

WARREN Cops get pay raise in contract

A one-year contract was approved in 2000 when police and other city employees took a one-year wage

Abuse is virus, bishop writes

The bishop said he would not tolerate sexual abuse by priests. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR

GAIL WHITE Foster parents open homes and hearts to kids

Last year, Mahoning County Children Services needed to place 167 children in foster care because of