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CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XTri-County Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold a Memorial


SOFTBALL Struthers ace Singer blanks Salem, 14-0

Hubbard, Springfield and Western Reserve posted league victories. SALEM -- Loriel Singer tied a


METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Canfield rallies to beat Poland

A wild pitch and passed ball helped the go-ahead and winning runs to score. By BOB ROTH


Mercer commissioners OK 2 new posts for youth agency

The state is slow in providing the county with reimbursement. MERCER, Pa. -- Commissioners created


Officials focus on lake-area development

Architects and engineers are laying plans for residential development of city-owned property. By


UCFC In spite of recession, company reports gains

This year's plans include a new bank branch in the Cleveland area and a Butler Wick Corp. office in


Salem teacher and 8th-grader receive honors

SALEM -- A Salem Middle School teacher and a pupil from the school have been recognized for their


TAX CUT POSTURING

Opinion: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: In Bushspeak, Democrats who oppose making last year's gargantuan


FINANCE REPORTS Pre-primary

Area candidates' financial activity from Jan. 1 to April 17 for the May 7 primary. Thursday was the


City parks hampered by freeze

Temporary workers have been called on to help. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael J. Fray, 47, of 936 E. Philadelphia, Youngstown, and


Asian/Pacific heritage event at post office

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Post Office's Diversity Advisory Committee invites the public to join a


McDonald High School can't forget student safety

Opinion: McDonald High School can't forget student safety EDITOR: I am a parent concerned about the


COITSVILLE Man faces charges in Net scam

Louisiana authorities said the man scammed thousands of buyers using an Internet site. By JoANNE


GRANTS AWARDED List of projects

County commissioners awarded community development grants Thursday for these projects: Berlin


PA. SOFTBALL Big Reds improve to 10-0

West Middlesex got nine hits from seven different players in beating Kennedy Catholic a second time.


Got a pimple? Resist temptation to pop it

Got a pimple? Resist temptation to pop it TEENSHEALTH.ORG You wake up feeling a slight red bump


SOFTBALL Boardman uses instincts in win

South Range came unglued in the fifth inning against the state's top-ranked Spartans. By JOHN


SUMMER EVENTS Antique Engine Club

May 11-12: Spring Gas Up. Two-day flea market and Sunday restoration dinner and garden tractor pull.


Beaver officials seek aid after rock slide

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in this Beaver County city were lobbying the state for help in the


THURSDAY'S GAMES

THURSDAY'S GAMES American League Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 2


MERCER COUNTY Veterans protest moving of office

One veterans representative likened the basement to a dungeon. BY MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR


LIQUOR CONTROL Permits

The Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications and


PITTSBURGH Man pleads guilty to drug-records lapse

Prosecutors said he had no records showing what happened to millions of capsules. PITTSBURGH -- A


MAHONING COUNTY Grand jury indicts 2 in shooting deaths

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two women charged in unrelated shooting deaths were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning


Jury hears testimony from 1998 trial

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


YOUNGSTOWN Fab Limousine driver reports being cut off by another car

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 37-year-old Fab Limousine driver said he was chased and forced into a parking lot by


Filling council post

Filling council post YOUNGSTOWN -- The 21 Democratic precinct committee members in the city's 7th


Web site calculates levy costs

The information is meant to help voters be better informed on tax issues. By BOB JACKSON


WARREN Mother pleads innocent in killing

The defendant will be examined by three experts to help a judge determine if she is competent to


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

These people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury: Russell E. Appenzeller, 38,


YOUNGSTOWN PARKS Hurt by ban on hirings

Temporary workers have been called on to help. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN


Struthers ace blanks Salem

Hubbard, Springfield and Western Reserve posted league victories. SALEM -- Loriel Singer tied a


NEW CASTLE Another suspicious fire destroys house in city

Charles Miller lost his Walnut Street residence in an arson fire just a week ago. NEW CASTLE, Pa.


Female's body found

Female's body found WARREN -- A white female was found dead this morning in a wooded area about 50


Bell casting will not be reset

1With 88 counties to work in, the state couldn't move the bell-casting earlier, a commissioner said.


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Ralph and Yvonne Blanco, 157 W. Grant St., Lowellville, girl, April 25. Robert and


MAHONING COUNTY Web site calculates levy costs

The information is meant to help voters be better informed on tax issues. By BOB JACKSON


ATHLETIC TRAINING

ATHLETIC TRAINING Valley Sports in Struthers -- offers speed training, jump stretch, power


Range wins 25-hit shootout

Campbell's Anthony Rossodivita went to 3-0 and also hit a grand slam in a win over Springfield.


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A'town forum focuses on issue

Until the state changes school funding, property taxes are needed to pay for education, the


AUSTINTOWN SCHOOLS Forum focuses on issue

Until the state changes school funding, property taxes are needed to pay for education, the


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MAHONING VALLEY Youth volunteerism earns the spotlight

Thirty area high school students will be completing projects at United Way partner agencies such as


EAST PALESTINE Building plans focus on lake

Architects and engineers are preparing plans for the residential development of city-owned property.


KIMBELL TRIAL Other testimony

Carol Porterfield again testified that a statement police attributed to her was incorrect. Judge


Ryan blames opponent for loan flap

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Congressional candidate Timothy Ryan


Mercer vets protest office move

One veterans representative likened the basement to a dungeon. BY MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR


ABWA charter chapter plans anniversary, Associate Night

CANFIELD -- Youngstown Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will mark its


Young musicians to present recital Sunday at institute

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., will be the setting at 2:30 p.m.


MAHONING COUNTY Officials distribute development grants

Communities in each funding district can split the money or take turns with it. By BOB JACKSON


OHIO Steel council expects recovery

Steel employment in Ohio has fallen 32 percent since 1998. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio's steel industry


COLUMBIANA CO. Casting will not be reset

With 88 counties to work in, the state couldn't move the bell-casting earlier, a commissioner said.


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YOUNGSTOWN Ryan blames opponent for loan flap

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Congressional candidate Timothy Ryan


GAIL WHITE For patients, a chaplain's few words speak volumes

When my children were younger, I was involved in a mothers group. We met once week at a local church


YOUNGSTOWN City man files suit against cops

One of the officers reported that he was in fear for his life during a tussle with the man. By


Bucs, preps and Niners

Massillon native John McVay, the San Francisco 49ers director of football operations, will never


MERCER COUNTY Man sentenced for '96 escape

A Greenville woman was sentenced for four separate offenses. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR


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NASCAR's newest bad boy is back after being parked for one race, and little has changed. Page C3.


VOLLEYBALL Conroy pleased with recruits

The Youngstown State coach is looking for leadership after a 1-13 Horizon League season. By PETE


Bullet holes found in South Side home

Bullet holes found in South Side home YOUNGSTOWN -- City police found two bullet holes in a front


Mother pleads innocent

The defendant will be examined by three experts to help a judge determine if she is competent to