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TRAFICANT CASE Board annuls right to vote

The former congressman has been a registered voter in Mahoning County since 1968. By DAVID


Vocal groups to perform at Packard Hall

WARREN -- The Mills Brothers, the Ink Spots and the Four Lads will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at


ARABS NEED THE TRUTH ABOUT JENIN

Opinion: ARABS NEED THE TRUTH ABOUT JENIN St. Petersburg Times: The United Nations has set the record


MERCER, PA. Executrix of estate sentenced

MERCER, Pa. -- A Fredonia woman will serve six to 24 months in jail for squandering thousands of


YOUNGSTOWN East Ohio lawyer: Drop suit

East Ohio lawyers say the case belongs with the PUCO, not in a courtroom. By BOB JACKSON


Lawyer: Traficant is not a flight risk, should have bond

The ex-congressman's theatrical speech wasn't unlawful, his lawyer says. By PATRICIA MEADE


Council to boost control over development

Council to boost control over development CANFIELD -- City council is working on regulations that


YOUNGSTOWN Attorney asks judge to toss out subpoena

The subpoena was issued in response to a Vindicator article. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF


Support of family, crew key to Kekich success

By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF HARTFORD -- If anyone believes that car racing is a one-


McCormick-Kover wedding to be in Niles church

BOARDMAN -- James and Margaret McCormick of Boardman are announcing plans for the upcoming marriage


AMY JO CHAMBERS JOSEPH CARRIER

AMY JO CHAMBERS JOSEPH CARRIER CAMPBELL -- A honeymoon to Nashville, Tenn., followed the July 6


SHARON, PA. Apartments project to begin

The first phase of the project, 39 public housing apartments and 14 market-rate rental units, will


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Man charged with vehicular homicide

LISBON -- An East Liverpool man is charged in the traffic death of one passenger in his car and the


Tentative pact means commencement is on

A vote by union members to accept or reject the terms will be taken next Thursday. YOUNGSTOWN --


MARTIN SLOANE | Supermarket Shopper Stores wage war with double coupons

Supermarket double-coupon promotions have been around for more than two decades. In some parts of


YOUNGSTOWN Ryan responds to call for debates

The Democratic candidate will participate in any debate sponsored by an independent entity. By


CONNIE HARRELL THOMAS KNIGHT

CONNIE HARRELL THOMAS KNIGHT GIRARD -- Living in McDonald after a wedding trip to Aruba are Thomas


YOUNGSTOWN Two men are slain in East Side shooting

Witnesses reported seeing a car leaving at a high rate of speed. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


KATHRYN CIPPERLEY PAUL-VINCENT BUTTO

KATHRYN CIPPERLEY PAUL-VINCENT BUTTO YOUNGSTOWN -- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was the setting


Police retrieve evidence in fatal shooting of dog

Police retrieve evidence in fatal shooting of dog GIRARD -- Police have retrieved a bullet from a


Festival's proceeds drop due to heat

COLUMBIANA -- Summer heat and a slumping economy kept crowds from the annual Harvey S. Firestone


AUSTINTOWN Trustees OK plan to build condominiums, duplexes

The owner said she waited for a specific developer. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


GAIL WHITE Careful speech is a masterpiece of the mouth

The back of my tea bag read, "A true gentleman never hurts someone's feelings unintentionally."


SCHOLARSHIPS Slovak organization to honor students

HUBBARD -- Winners of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association education scholarships will be


NEW CASTLE Sunshine Law violation alleged

Six residents want a judge to void any decisions made in the private meeting. By LAURE CIOFFI


YOUNGSTOWN Control board

The city's control board -- composed of the mayor, law director and finance director -- approved


BERLIN CENTER School board OKs open enrollment

Low enrollment in the primary grades prompted the decision. By JoANN JONES VINDICATOR


SEBRING County board votes on referendum

Village officials want to tear down the building and replace it with a parking lot. By DAVID


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XGold Torch Chapter, American Business Women's Association, will meet at 6:30 p.m.


MAHONING COUNTY COURT Township official to challenge judge

The filing deadline for the judicial seat is Aug. 22. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS


LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials aim for accessibility to center

The state will reimburse the county for most of the costs. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE


AMY ROSSI STEPHEN BARTLETT JR.

AMY ROSSI STEPHEN BARTLETT JR. WARREN -- Amy Kathleen Rossi, daughter of Michael and Rosanne


YOUNGSTOWN Man pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

DiGiacomo refused to plead and demanded a trial, then changed his mind. By BOB JACKSON


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Robert J. Whited, 30, of Youngstown, and Michele A. Yurcho,


BOARDMAN Dirt bike accident in yard kills teen

Mathew Laverie, who would have been a high school sophomore this fall, had a beautiful smile for


AUDREY MCCLAIN LOUIS GALICH

AUDREY MCCLAIN LOUIS GALICH CLEVELAND -- The wedding of Audrey J. McClain and Louis S. Galich took


Like father, better like son

Opinion: Imagine this: A 26-year-old guy with a pierced tongue, a goatee and a work history of running a


Brothers take similar path to baseball dream

Bill and Patrick Peavey played against each other for the first time in their professional careers.


Food contracts don't pass the smell test in Trumbull

Opinion: Why would a county commissioner care so much about the food supplied to the jail and juvenile


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: ValleyCats (20-30) at Scrappers (29-21). When: 7:05. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).


Safety officers work on tax petition drive

The proposal is a half-percent because that's what's needed to bring back all the safety forces.


Delicious new beginnings

A Valley couple celebrates two new beginnings tonight by getting married outside their new ice cream


Simon Property begins layoffs; construction department hit

One official said the company expects growth to come from acquisitions, not new building. By


MAHONING COUNTY Meridian Services' CEO honored

Gaudiose has been recognized as a leader in the mental health and substance abuse field at local and


Low water pressure

Low water pressure CANFIELD -- The area of Canfield Township that receives water from the city of


INDICTMENTS

INDICTMENTS Mahoning County The following people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County


ABWA chapter installs new officers

AUSTINTOWN -- The Youngstown Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association held


Julia's -- An innviting place

By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF HUBBARD -- The "Help Wanted" sign is up at Julia's Bed


AUSTINTOWN Twp. officials raise question on home rule

Trustees are expected to approve a home-rule ordinance Monday. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF


Firefighters reject report

Firefighters reject report SALEM -- City firefighters have rejected a fact-finding report stemming


Police, fire chiefs set plans to cope with layoffs

Police reassigned a dozen officers to ensure the number of cops on patrol doesn't change. By ROGER


NILES Scrappers escape late jam for win over Tri City

Mahoning Valley remains two games behind Auburn for first place in the Pinckney Division. By BRIAN


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Jolly Joe's rally fell short in an 11-8 loss to Baltimore in the AAABA baseball

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Jolly Joe's rally fell short in an 11-8 loss to Baltimore in the AAABA baseball


POLICE Reassignments

The police department is reassigning officers to the patrol division from the following units to


Wedding planned by Nicole Sikora, Gregory Jasinski

MARYSVILLE -- Announced by Nicole Lynn Sikora and Gregory Robert Jasinski, both of 448 Bent Tree


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Residents discuss Cogentrix

Some questioned the adequacy of pollution-monitoring procedures the state requires. By NORMAN


Indians lose

Indians lose The Devil Rays got all their hits and runs with two outs in a 4-2 victory over the


Man is charged in attempted robbery of pizza shop owner

EAST LIVERPOOL -- St. Clair Township police arrested Frank Lewis, 21, of Puritan Avenue on a charge


WARREN Museum considers moving to city

The Victorian Perambulator Museum is owned by two retired teachers from Ashtabula County. By


AREA

AREA Jolly Joe's eliminated JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Jolly Joe's rally fell short in an 11-8 loss to


NOTEBOOK From Cafaro Field

Jim Traficant Night: The Scrappers organization is touting Wednesday's home game against the


Villa Maria experience wonderful for many

Opinion: Villa Maria experience wonderful for many EDITOR: I would like to respond to Patricia Meade's


Melissa Anderson, Brendan Hegwood are affianced

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Announcement is being made of the engagement of Melissa Anderson, 420 Anderwood


FEDERAL SPENDING Valley funding ranks low

A legislative aide said the district's funding woes are partly because of the region's declining


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials weigh putting jail food up for bid

The sheriff said he asked commissioners by letter earlier this week for jail food to go through the


Clay eyes racing title

Dwayne Clay is closing in on his third points title in four years. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR