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Traficant says jail term is inevitable

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. said he will be incarcerated. "I am going to go to


BUSH NEEDS TRADE AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE

Opinion: Dallas Morning News: Tax rebates, lower interest rates and fiscal stimuli can do only so much to


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES American League Kansas City 8, Detroit 2 Baltimore 5, Boston 3 Chicago


Riverbank cleanup set

Riverbank cleanup set LOWELLVILLE -- The River Runs Thru Lowellville, Mahoning River Bank Clean-Up


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Sharpsville historical group sets up 'Antiques On the Road' appraisal

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- If you think that old urn sitting in your garage has some value, you might want


EAST PALESTINE City finishes screenings for fire chief

EAST PALESTINE -- All six candidates remain in contention for fire chief, city manager Gary Clark


Wilson gets first baseball win

Girard's Steve Procner pitched his second straight no-hitter in a 10-0 win over LaBrae. YOUNGSTOWN


LISBON Detective: Man admitted killing

Authorities say the defendant confessed the murder to a police officer. By NORMAN LEIGH


YOUNGSTOWN Caregiver charged in stabbing of man, 89

The man barely survived the attack, a prosecutor said. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy St. John's wort study creates confusion

Q. I have been taking St. John's wort for the past three years for mild depression. There is


YOUNGSTOWN Minister calls on group to help SOS

Flashing porch lights and donated old cell phones reprogrammed to dial 911 will help Save Our


KIMBELL TRIAL Other testimony

Testimony from the first trial given by Richard Osborne, manager of the Heritage Hills Trailer Park,


Health care has many job openings

The shortage of health-care workers is expected to last until at least 2010. By DON SHILLING


Consul says Israel lags in war of words

An Israeli official has pledged to provide more information. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR


WELLSVILLE WTC victim to be laid to rest

Catherine Salter's remains were discovered among the rubble several months ago. By NORMAN LEIGH


Rotary's check for riverwalk sets record for civic groups

The first phase of the $5 million project is under way. WARREN -- The Rotary Club of Warren


AUSTINTOWN Duzzny blasts ODOT's plans

Local officials want to meet and discuss the I-80 causeway, but ODOT's district deputy director said


South Side man pleads innocent to three charges

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 28-year-old South Side man accused of firing a gun toward a car, in which his 3


Minister calls on group to help SOS

Flashing porch lights and donated old cell phones reprogrammed to dial 911 will help Save Our


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

Rick and Vicki (Minkler) Palmer, 1435 Peach Tree Court, Columbus, are announcing the birth of their


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Daniel and Sara Ferreri, 628 W. Wilson, Struthers, boy, April 7 (Correction). John


WARREN Plea ends trial in shooting of baby

The plea came two days after the defendant's criminal trial started. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


TV minister supports call for zero tolerance

Don't take another chance on priests who molest children, a TV minister says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


NEW CASTLE Jury hears testimony from 1998 trial

Thomas Kimbell told police he smoked crack cocaine the day of the murders. By LAURE CIOFFI


NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY Youngstown will honor local teen volunteers

The youths volunteer for organizations ranging from nursing homes to the Special Olympics. By


GIRARD POLICE Budget woes force possible service cuts

Escorting business people to banks and unlocking vehicles may be cut. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


SOFTBALL Poland suffers 1st loss in MAC

Howland won 3-2 on a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. HOWLAND -- Howland's


NEW CASTLE Houses had been unlivable

The owners spent time in Mercer County Jail in mid-2000 for failing to make court-ordered


YOUNGSTOWN Lawyer seeks dismissal of weapons charge

The motion is rooted in a recent ruling from the 1st District Court of Appeals. By BOB JACKSON


TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Columbiana moves into lead

Pitcher Brett Seybert has 64 strikeouts in 39 innings. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


HERMITAGE City seeks grant for technical park

The city is putting up $1.3 million, and its development partner will put in $2 million.


YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Leaders report on improvement effort

The district has improved in 10 of 16 targeted academic areas, and lost ground in six. By RON COLE


April 15

April 15 Burglary: A 1999 Yamaha motorcycle was stolen from the 100 block of County Green Drive.


COLLEGE NOTES Area schools and students

Geneva College BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Rob Lowe, a junior on the track team, has been honored by the


HONOREES Youth Service Day

BOARDMAN Lindsey Tamulonis CAMPBELL Amy Sebest CANFIELD Amy Doran John Sinsheimer


HELP WANTED Health care

The health-care industry has a short supply of people for these jobs, with hourly pay rates: ONE


YSU

YSU Softball team loses twice CLEVELAND -- Youngstown State was blanked twice by Cleveland State


YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL AIRPORT Consultant to work on getting business

The economic development consultant will be paid with anti-terrorism funds. By STEPHEN SIFF


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Russell T. Hutchinson, 23, of 55 E. Shenango Street,


YOUNGSTOWN Bar owner pleads to reduced charges

The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor zoning violation in a plea agreement. By BOB JACKSON


Investigation continues after officials' arrests

Other arrests may be made in the case, a detective said. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and DENISE DICK


Contraband cash awaits rightful owners

Contraband cash awaits rightful owners LIBERTY -- Nearly $95,000 is up for grabs. Police Chief


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Vote accordingly on tax, state officials urge voters

The county treasurer said she needs more money to pay staff and mail property tax bills. By NORMAN


MAHONING COUNTY TRIAL Sebring police officer says he felt his life was in danger

The officer said he feared being shot during the arrest. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Fire destroys home in West Middlesex, Pa.

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- A malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a fire that gutted the interior of a


WEATHERSFIELD Cost for addition to school found to be under budget

By MARY SMITH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT MINERAL RIDGE -- The cost of a 17,100-square-foot


EAST PALESTINE Self-esteem program set at school

The two-hour session is intended as a self-esteem booster. EAST PALESTINE -- May 21 will be


YAO MING Chinese star could be top NBA draft pick

Yao Ming is 7-foot-6 and regards Charles Barkley as his model player. By ROBERT MARQUAND THE


WARREN Police union disputes language in contract

An ordinance to apply for a grant connected to the Warren bike trail passed. By DENISE DICK


HERMITAGE Board ratifies contract that includes raises

Workers will get annual pay raises of 3.25 and 3.5 percent. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON


Graduates with honor

The boys attended program sessions two days a week for 23 weeks. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


Man dies of gunshot

Man dies of gunshot YOUNGSTOWN -- An 18-year-old man has died after a shooting on the city's North


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY As steel industry crumbles, it's retirees who fall hard

There are plenty of people to be mad at. The government. The owners of failed LTV Steel. Even the


Meeting postponed

Meeting postponed YOUNGSTOWN -- A meeting planned by Elizabeth Baptist Church for 5 p.m. Friday at


Program leaders report on improvement effort

The district has improved in 10 of 16 targeted academic areas, and lost ground in six. By RON COLE


Neighborhood benefits from fast YPD response

Opinion: Neighborhood benefits from fast YPD response EDITOR: On April 15, at approximately 4 p.m., a


Downed wire causes power outage in Salem

Downed wire causes power outage in Salem SALEM -- A downed wire near an electrical substation on


Bland sets four records in meet

Boardman cruised to the overall girls title. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF AUSTINTOWN


Pickets counter pro-Israel gathering

The Jewish center here became the focal point for conflicting local views concerning the Mideast.


NEW CASTLE Witness's testimony differs in Kimbell retrial

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


17TH DISTRICT FEC gets complaint about Ryan loan

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


Valley rallies will feature 2 differing views

A protester said tonight's demonstration will be peaceful. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION


Fitch's Tate sprint king

The Falcon standout won the 100-, 200- and 400-meters. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF