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Brotherly love abounds

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Question: When is a team considered a


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Official sees wisdom in hiring administrator

An administrator would be useful in personnel matters, a commissioner said. By NORMAN LEIGH


with Matthew A. Stefanak

with Matthew A. Stefanak Age: 45. Hometown: Pulaski, Pa. Occupation: Health commissioner,


WARREN MURDER Police arrest local man in killing

The victim's mother said she is pleased that an arrest has been made. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


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& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;ANDRAS, & lt;/B & gt;Alan G., 55, of Poland;


MILL CREEK METROPARKS | May schedule

Events scheduled in May at Mill Creek MetroParks' facilities. Thursday through Saturday: Spring


YSU

YSU Baseball INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State failed to score a run Sunday and dropped both ends


YSU Debate over faculty salaries reignites

Salaries for YSU's full professors fall slightly below the national average. By RON COLE


ON THE BALLOT | Columbiana County

Besides the countywide sales tax and several school district requests, voters will see these issues


INVESTING Experts say don't be fooled: Check net income and cash flow

Investors have to delve deeper before buying stocks. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Want to know how


CRIME STOPPERS Greater Youngstown

A felony warrant for John P. Wymer is the focus of Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown this week:


COLUMBIANA COUNTY

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Divorces asked Brenda Rowley, East Liverpool vs. Scott Rowley, 49769 Duke


Girl Scouts plan parade

Girl Scouts plan parade NILES -- The Girl Scouts of Lake to River Council will celebrate the 90th


LAWRENCE COUNTY Computer failure puts 911 off line

Half of the county's emergency answering system was still operating under backup mode this morning.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Issues, options

The following issues and options will appear on Tuesday's primary ballot: COUNTYWIDE Trumbull


ROAD WORK | This week

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the following traffic restrictions due to road


COLUMBIANA CO. COMMISSIONERS 3 veterans, 3 newcomers square off

Besides the incumbent commissioner, the county recorder and a village councilman are among those


WARREN SLAYING Police arrest local man in killing

The victim's mother said she's pleased that an arrest has been made. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


YOUNGSTOWN Panel to pick from 8 seeking 7th Ward seat

The candidates are known to those in the ward's community and political circles. By ROGER G. SMITH


MAHONING COUNTY Incumbent commissioner, 2 others seek Dem nod

The winner will take on a former Austintown Township trustee in November. By BOB JACKSON


COLUMBIANA CORNER Inattention angers wife

A report at the Salem Police Department recently was captioned, "Distressed Female." The document


U.S. CONGRESS 17th District

Six candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the two-year seat (* denotes incumbent):


NEW FACE: Donovan Patton will make his professional TV debut tonight with his role as Joe, the new

NEW FACE: Donovan Patton will make his professional TV debut tonight with his role as Joe, the new


LISBON Mentors to aid abuse recovery

One of the volunteers' jobs will be helping one another maintain their recovery. By NORMAN LEIGH


MAHONING COUNTY Voters will decide bond, tax levy issues

There are nine bond and levy issues on the election ballot. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


OHIO HOUSE | 65th District

JOSEPH J. MELFI Age: 62. Home: Morris Avenue, Girard. Employment: Administrative assistant to


COMMISSIONER Democratic nomination

DAVID LUDT Age: 62. Home: Massachusetts Avenue, Poland. Employment: Mahoning County


MAHONING COUNTY Attorney challenges Lisotto in common pleas court race

The challenger criticized the judge for a lagging docket. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


STRUTHERS SCHOOLS Board OKs building contracts

The board also adopted an agreement with OAPSE Local 261, which represents classified workers. By


OHIO HOUSE

OHIO HOUSE 60th District Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the two-year


MAHONING REPUBLICANS Group challenges established leadership

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- GOP Chairman Clarence Smith and the


11TH DISTRICT COURT Republican primary pits appellate candidates

Two judges will go head-to-head in November. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN


U.S. CONGRESS 6th District

Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the two-year seat (* denotes incumbent):


ONE ON ONE | Matthew A. Stefanak Health commissioner translates science into action

Who most influenced your life? My father [Matthew]. He is a guy I think about every day. He was in


59TH DISTRICT 2 Dem candidates bet gambling would boost state revenue

The candidates agree on the need for gambling, but have different views on what else is needed to


REGION

REGION Gordon Brothers rep will speak at meeting YOUNGSTOWN -- Fred Brunetti of Gordon Brothers


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials: Rainy-day fund is nearly dry

Commissioners say they don't know what they will do about the county's financial situation. By


CHAMPION, BAZETTA Medics will be lauded for helping save lives

The awards ceremony will be May 16 in Columbus. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


COLUMBIANA CO. | Candidates' backgrounds

Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination. Four candidates are seeking the Republican


60TH DISTRICT Opponents again, Patton, McNally compete in race

Patton says he has a good relationship with Republicans; McNally says he doesn't waffle on the


61ST DISTRICT Republicans vie to retake seat in the Ohio House

The winner of this race will face incumbent state Rep. John Boccieri in November. By IAN HILL


Mustangs to meet

Mustangs to meet BOARDMAN -- The Mahoning Valley Mustangs, a regional group of the Mustang Club of


REGIONAL AIRPORT Hiring of Columbus specialist wins over Mahoning officials

Mahoning commissioners hope the local air cargo facility will generate jobs. By BOB JACKSON


Woman sentenced

Woman sentenced PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Cynthia Smith, 43, of Hamilton Avenue, Farrell, will spend the


OHIO HOUSE 61st District Three candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for the two-year seat:

RON BARNHART Age: 56. Home: 301 N. Bayshore Drive, Beaver. Employment: Planning administrator


TRUMBULL COMMISSIONER RACE Tsagaris faces 'outspoken' opponent

The incumbent says he's running on his record. WARREN -- James G. Tsagaris, who came from


TRUMBULL COUNTY By the numbers

Total Sales tax Transfers1 expendituresrevenue 2002*$38.7 *$10.2 $5.5 2001$37.6 $10.2 $5


Many reasons to vote for Boardman park bonds

Opinion: Many reasons to vote for Boardman park bonds EDITOR: Let me set the record straight on the


YOUNGSTOWN Despite move, Omega Door keeps a lock on customers

The local garage door company operates in five cities and wants to expand further. By DON SHILLING


SOCIAL SECURITY

Q. I worked for the last 10 years and now have my 40 credits. Does this mean that I get the maximum


COURT OF APPEALS 11th District

COLLEEN MARY O'TOOLE Age: 41. Home: Grandridge Point, Concord. Employment: Self-employed


TRUMBULL COUNTY Candidate profiles

JAMES G. TSAGARIS Age: 67. Home: North Road Northeast, Warren. Employment: Trumbull County


PROFILES Aiming for the bench

ROBERT G. LISOTTO Age: 55. Home: Topaz Circle, Canfield. Employment: Mahoning County Common


17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Valley becomes a focus

The economic revitalization of the Mahoning Valley is a top priority for most of the congressional


GIRARD Man sets his site on helping city to recover

By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF GIRARD -- When Michael A. Costarella was done talking to


YOUNGSTOWN Dem Party will pick 7th Ward councilman

The candidates are known to those in the ward's community and political circles. By ROGER G. SMITH


OHIO HOUSE 65TH DISTRICT Two vie with newcomer

Experience is not a necessary qualification in the race. WARREN -- The 65th Ohio House Democratic


SEVERE STORMS Tornado strikes in Stark County

Weather service officials will visit Mercer County, Pa., today to determine whether a tornado


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Voters will decide school issues

East Liverpool schools would receive $52 million for building additions and renovations. By NANCY


OHIO In 6th District race, name ID plays big role

Two of the candidates are focusing their attention on the district's four upper counties. By DAVID


WARREN HOMICIDE Howland man is arrested in slaying

The victim's mother said she's pleased that an arrest has been made. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


6TH DISTRICT DEM PRIMARY Strickland faces D'Apolito, Brown

The new congressional district stretches more than 300 miles through 12 counties along the eastern


WORTH A LOOK

AUCTIONS XCrawford Area Scholarships Inc. will hold a live and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 3


9 to be arraigned

9 to be arraigned YOUNGSTOWN -- One woman and eight men arrested in three drug raids over the


By IAN HILL

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER A SELF-DESCRIBED "GARDEN enthusiast," John Sliwa first came