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A shot heard round the world

Opinion: "There is a statutory presumption that you should go to prison. In light of your conduct -- and the

Planning water spot is hard work

You should keep several tips in mind when putting in a pond. utting in a garden pond is hard work.

Detailed and durable: These parts fill the bill

The company specializes in making plastic vehicle parts that look like wood, leather, metal --

Disrupting commencement at YSU is bad strategy

Opinion: This past week, the president of the union for classified personnel at Youngstown State University


LAURIE MAGEE EDWARD REPKO NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Nuptial vows were exchanged July 13 at St. Paul the

SALEM Owners prod frogs to get a jump on the competition

Warning: Don't jump to conclusions. Read this entire story. By TRAVIS REED VINDICATOR STAFF


CURRENT PRICES Around the nation Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets,


TIP OF THE MONTH Video poker A style of video poker -- an electronic five-card-draw poker game


VALERIE COPANIC JEFFREY MEYERS MINERAL RIDGE -- Valerie Ann Copanic, 217 Pennsylvania Ave.,


Buffalo pride: Jim Kelly seemed to be everywhere at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

SANDLOTS Canfield girls in regional title game

The 11-12 team will meet Indiana today at 2 p.m. for a trip to the World Series. JOPLIN, Mo. --

SUGAR CREEK, OHIO A railroad tour through Amish farms

A smoke-belching steam engine takes passengers through the heart of Amish country in Ohio. SUGAR

YOUNGSTOWN Murder suspect says he has alibi

Police say evidence found on Hogan's car links the vehicle to the homicide. By JoANNE VIVIANO

Wedding planned by Miss Sandine, Mr. Mlynowski

CLEVELAND -- Plans for their upcoming marriage are being revealed by Marcie Ann Sandine and V.

Speedy Stewart

Speedy Stewart Tony Stewart broke the track qualifying record Saturday to win the pole for the

BOARDMAN An artist sculpts an ideal career

The artist's work will be displayed at an art festival in Colorado. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

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LAKESIDE GOLF COURSE Father and son share ace experience on same hole

Ryan Pisella and Mike Harmicar have both aced the No. 6 hole. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR

BIG BEAVER, PA. Track noise causes a fuss

Neighbors want sound barriers to be erected to help muffle the noise. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR


JANET FORREST GLENN CADMAN CANFIELD -- The Rev. Dr. George Lee officiated at 3:30 p.m. July 6 at


BIRTHS Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Ray and Susan Butcher, 315 Meadowbrook Ave. S.E., Warren,

WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Aug. 4: TODAY Post 3307, VFW, 1351 Albert St., Youngstown, 2


MONDAY St. Joseph Church, 4565 New Road, Austintown, 1 to 6 p.m. Farmington VFW Post 7200,


HONOR Optometrist's donation sets record at school WARREN -- Local optometrist Dr. Richard S.

HOLMES COUNTY Charm abounds in farm country

An Amish stronghold, the county is also known as Little Switzerland. By REBECCA SLOAN

PATRICIA C. SYAK | Symphony notes Broadway series: Come for songs

Subscription tickets to the 2002-03 Broadway Series, sponsored by the Youngstown Symphony Society in

State cuts, small raises plague faculty at YSU

Opinion: EDITOR: I picked up last Sunday's paper and was so pleased to see that The Vindicator had entered

COLUMBIANA COUNTY FAIR For the love of llamas

Llamas communicate by humming and can eat poison ivy with no ill effects. By NANCY TULLIS

If there's a strike at YSU, students won't just wait

Opinion: EDITOR, This is concerning YSU overall, including the strike that looms. I am going into my fourth

Zombies given new life in film

A local filmmaker is looking for a fresh approach to a genre he admits is a little hokey. By

Morford deserves a quick and fair review of charges

Opinion: Fairness demands that the Justice Department expeditiously investigate allegations of prosecutorial


LOCAL Struharik is fourth CLEVELAND -- Rob Struharik of Boardman finished fourth in the


BOXING Pavlik goes to 14-0 with win on ESPN2 Fanfare: It's no mistake, Kelly "The Ghost"

Jacquelyn Fabek to be married in mid-October

CANFIELD -- Richard and Judi Banna, 31 Meadow Court, are announcing the engagement of their


THROUGH FRIDAY'S GAMES BATTING ABRHHRRBIAVG. Kenton Myers, c102401.400 Ben Francisco,

NEW-YORK PENN LEAGUE Scrappers rout Jamestown, 9-1

Mahoning Valley won its sixth straight and remained tied for first place. JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- A

MARTIN SLOANE | Supermarket Shopper Smart shoppers stock up and save money

Dear Martin: My Albertson's had a display of Campbell's Baked Beans. They were advertised at four

THE KOVELS | Antiques and collecting Mechanical banks: a good investment

Mechanical banks were made to encourage children to save their pennies. Today, it would seem they

BIG BEAVER, PA. The sound of speed: first a roar, then a gripe

Neighbors want sound barriers to be erected to help muffle the noise. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR


HEALTH CARE AUSTINTOWN -- Marla Sferra has joined Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement

Hey Tribe, Martinez deserves call-up

Message to the Cleveland Indians: Give Victor Martinez a chance. Now is the time to see what your

JAMES DULLEY Cutting your utility bills Adjusting temperature in problem rooms

Q. We have a problem keeping everyone comfortable. Some rooms are always too warm (especially on the

Herbst-Edwards wedding planned for early autumn

YOUNGSTOWN -- Announced by Mrs. Gertrud Cronk, 833 E. Florida Ave., is the engagement of her

Guerino-Polya engagement is announced

STRUTHERS -- Announcing plans for their coming wedding are Debra Lynn Guerino and Dale Thomas Polya,

JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Joe Hudak's coaching ride continues

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- If all goes well, Joe Hudak will coach his 1,000th collegiate baseball game

KEYSTONE CLIPS It's not as dry as you think

July in the Shenango Valley was a bit drier than normal, but the valley is still ahead of the

MIKE BRAUN Migratory dates, blind lotteries set

Dove populations that have not changed since the advent of Ohio's dove season several years ago are

OHIO CENTRAL Sugar Creek depot

2002 DATES May 4 through Oct. 26 Each trip is a one-hour narrated round trip returning you back

CANFIELD Traficant's former office will be private no longer, official says

A staffer who tried to bar a reporter from the office kept insisting 'it's private.' By PATRICIA

FAIR SCHEDULE Events and times

The 2002 Columbiana County Fair ends its run at the fairgrounds in Lisbon today. Gate admission is

Chinese girl found safe with relatives

Chinese girl found safe with relatives SAN FRANCISCO -- A 12-year-old Chinese girl missing for two

SWANSON | Keystoner A night to remember at the Ritz Sharpsville

Let's go back to the mid-1940s for a few minutes and dust off our brains a little. Oh yes, I know

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Chief of staff is critical of federal government

Two congressional staffers will quit their posts on James Traficant's campaign committee. By DAVID

Lisa Bukowski to be bride of Jeff England

LOWELLVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bukowski of Lowellville announce the engagement of their

STAGE REVIEW SCT's 'Oz' is evening of pure magic

The spectacular costumes, beautiful music and special effects were totally enthralling to young and

JACK WOLLITZ BASS Masters Classic had something for everyone

This year's CITGO BASS Masters Classic fulfilled its billing as bass fishing's pre-eminent event

MAHONING VALLEY Educators ready for transfers from low-ranking schools

Federal law now permits pupils from underperforming schools to switch to other schools in their

RN degree completion

RN degree completion CANFIELD -- Malone College will have an information meeting for those

Amish country program

Amish country program KENT -- PBS Channels 45 and 49 will present "A Simple Life," a 90-minute

Miss Riley to wed William Sloan IV in September rite

AUSTINTOWN -- Richard and Linda Riley of Austintown announce the late-summer wedding plans of their


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Annie's Report (J.Felix) Triple Appeal

SCOTT SHALAWAY August notes as summer nears end

As summer winds down, here are some recommendations, suggestions, and tips. As a law enforcement


UNDERACHIEVERS Local schools Area schools on the state's latest list of underachieving schools:

MARY JO NAGY | Pets Vacation options are numerous for animal care

It's vacation time. You and your family would like to take a weekend trip or travel for a week or

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ten years after Chet Bolender had an idea for a business, he was finally able to put

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ten years after Chet Bolender had an idea for a business, he was finally able to put

Kottar-Akers troth announced, wedding planned

YOUNGSTOWN -- The engagement of Amy Kathleen Kottar of Grove City, Ohio, and Michael Douglas Akers

MERCER COUNTY | Road work Here are the projects the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be working on this week:

Georgetown Road: New Vernon Township: Paving. Harrisville Road: Pine Township: Crack sealing.


IN MEMORIAM U Herman Harold "Chaim" Potok, 73: Novelist, scholar and rabbi. (Feb. 17, 1929- July

Parents announce Dahman-Kester engagement

BOARDMAN -- Floyd and Charlotte Double, 134 Nevada Ave., announce the engagement of their daughter,

FUNDS PLAN Sharon bond issue

The city is looking at borrowing about $6 million through the sale of bonds to refinance a loan and

MAHONING VALLEY Pupils to have school options

Federal law now permits pupils from underperforming schools to switch to other schools in their

SHARON Audit erodes support for proposed $6M loan

Adding to the city's long-term debt at this point might not be a good idea, some council members


SPECIAL EVENTS, SEASONS, ETC. Third annual Watershed Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18, Camp

HELPING HANDS Volunteering

VETERANS Book group forming The Boardman Barnes & amp; Noble bookstore's Military History

Old rail beds have value as bike and hike trails

Opinion: Old rail beds have value as bike and hike trails EDITOR: Warren residents and politicians who


NOTICES BASEBALL Hitting lessons -- for fall and college baseball. Steve Krivonak's next program