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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


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


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


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 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 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


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