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PAIRINGS K.O. Drugs High School Boxing Tournament

UNDERCLASS DIVISION Flyweights: Chris Simeone (Girard) vs. William Rios (Campbell); Shawn

BENEFIT K.O. Drugs boxing tournament slated at Hubbard High School

By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT HUBBARD -- The K.O. Drugs High School Boxing Tournament

MERCER Damage tells tale of two twisters

The storm left a hop, skip and jump damage pattern across the northern part of the county. By

Air base honors girl

Air base honors girl VIENNA -- Amber R. McGinnis, 15, of Austintown, was to be Pilot for a Day and

My bad: Mooney softball also good

It turns out next week's Division II sectional/district softball tournament at Hubbard will be even

HELP HOTLINE What it does

Help Hotline offers social and mental health services to residents of Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana

VALLEY POLITICS Latell calls on state Sen. Tim Ryan to come clean on his $50,000 loan

The low interest rate on a candidate's loan raises some eyebrows. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN McKelvey prepares for deficit

A decision on layoffs will be made within weeks. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

MAHONING COUNTY Duzzny, officials to work on plan

The agency is buying disaster-response equipment using $100,000 in federal money. By IAN HILL

Shelter's open house

Shelter's open house CANFIELD -- Angels for Animals will conduct its spring open house from 1 to 4

YOUNGSTOWN WRTA urges passage of levy

In March, 110,859 riders used WRTA; the number of adult riders rose 40 percent. By MARALINE KUBIK


Defense attorney Thomas Leslie showed jurors a videotape taken from a state police helicopter the


AGENDA WEDNESDAY Weathersfield Township trustees, special meeting, 12:45 p.m., caucus, 1 p.m.,

YOUNGSTOWN Help Hotline to expand its headquarters building

Construction is to be complete by Dec. 15. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH WRITER

CUYAHOGA COUNTY Mahoning officials watch sex-offender suit

The suit will determine whether Mahoning County continues posting offenders' names on the Internet.

PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Western Reserve gets help from Luke Srock

Vince MacLarren's hit for J-M broke up Dustin Rivera's no-hitter for McDonald. VIENNA -- Luke

EAST PALESTINE Dispatcher is named fire chief

The new chief has been a city employee since 1979. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

TRUMBULL COUNTY Student's billboards convey message

The anti-drug billboards, in Niles and Champion, will remain for about two months. By DENISE DICK

COLUMBIANA CO. Treasurer awaits word on funding

Money must be found in the budget to ensure that property tax bills get mailed, a commissioner says.

City to explore cost of a court building

Once cost estimates are in, the city can look at its finances and decide what court facilities it

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LAWRENCE CO. MURDER TRIAL Kimbell's family says he was home at time of killings

A repairman also saw Thomas Kimbell at his parent's home before the killings. By LAURE CIOFFI

TRUMBULL SLAYING Officials: Suspect stood by at scene

The victim was stabbed 44 times. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- A man

YOUNGSTOWN Speaker cites role of religious groups in renewal


Harding places fourth in robotics

WARREN -- Warren G. Harding High School's robotics team placed fourth in its division at the FIRST

NEW CASTLE Officials: Arsonist is behind seven fires

Charles and Debbie Miller have been the victims in three of the fires. By HAROLD GWIN


Q. What is a peasant blouse? Magazines feature such blouses, but no two look the same. A. The


XBoardman High School Class of 1982 will hold its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 29 at



Teen charged in assault

Teen charged in assault YOUNGSTOWN -- A big 15-year-old boy who struggled with two police officers

COLUMBIANA CO. Officials to cover vacancy

The layoff may have been imposed in violation of the law. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

FRANKLIN, PA. Tri-City Speedway opens with all-star race

Drivers from five states are expected to take part in the sprint car event. FRANKLIN, Pa. -- Tri-


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth George and Tammy Poullas, 121 Joan Circle, Campbell, girl, April 27.

On the clock

On the clock Time is running out on Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum. If there is one thing the

17TH DISTRICT Debate covers variety of views

Five Democrats talked about Traficant, economic development and their top priorities. By DAVID

MAHONING COUNTY Vindicator wins praise in recycling

The paper 'set an example for other companies in our Valley,' the Green Team's director said.

Howland man guilty in stabbings

WARREN -- A 21-year-old Howland man who acted as his own attorney has been convicted of several

MAHONING COUNTY No wrongdoing in gift to Ryan, prosecutor says

The Democratic Party chairman said no one intentionally did anything wrong. By DAVID SKOLNICK

NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs FavoritePointsUnderdog Charlotte leads series 2-1 ORLANDO5Charlotte New Jersey

THE VINDICATOR Recycling history

1960 -- Begins using returnable cores in its newsprint rolls. 1976 -- Begins internally

Seeking missing teen

Seeking missing teen NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Shenango Township Police are asking for information about


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Gregory P. Brode, 43, of 3368 Estate Circle, Youngstown, and

Woman charged with resisting

GIRARD -- A 39-year-old Liberty woman faces four charges after a run-in with police early today.

ICL SOFTBALL Marsh gets best of Ridge rival

The Springfield High senior out-dueled Mineral Ridge's Ashley Ault. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

Austintown taxpayers already stretched enough

Opinion: Austintown taxpayers already stretched enough EDITOR: Once again, the Austintown Board of

JOHN DENNEY MEMORIAL GAME Father, friend is remembered

The final fund-raising game for daughter Sarah's college education produced a familiar result. By

AVALON LAKES GOLF COURSE Investor: Stop the spending

Avalon Lakes lost $900,000 last year but will make money in the future, an executive said. THE

Navy flier and kids connect

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- Facing a cafeteria full of elementary school


Who: Pirates (D. Williams 2-2) at Rockies (Hampton 0-3). When: 9:05 p.m. Radio/TV: WKST-AM


YSU Game canceled YOUNGSTOWN -- YSU's baseball game against Akron on Monday was canceled due to

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY YSU recycler is no longer down in the Dumpster

Who would abandon their homes each May, dump books, chairs, sofas, lamps, rugs and other miscellany

TRUMBULL COUNTY Funding halts job center proposal

The process of certifying one-stop centers is to begin this summer. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR