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Postponement granted

Postponement granted CLEVELAND -- The sentencing of businessman J.J. Cafaro on a felony conviction


CANFIELD TOWNSHIP Resident seeks zoning change

The petitions list 241 signatures. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- Petitions


Does bell for pupils also toll for school?

The school has opened early; the new principal's attitude is that it won't be closed. By RON COLE


DEATH ROW CASE Appeals court awaits ruling on mental capacity

A prosecutor said the federal court's ruling was expected. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


SCRAPPERS NOTEBOOK | From Cafaro Field

New role: Coach Willie Aviles, acting manager Tuesday while Chris Bando helped with instruction at


Columbiana panel OKs various plans

COLUMBIANA -- Robert Schwartz, one of the owners of Whispering Pines Village, told the city planning


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Doctor diagnoses West Nile virus

None of her symptoms have kept her from work or tending her flowers. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


COLUMBUS Motion defends election decision

The state's legal filing avoids the fact that the governor is compelled to hold a special election,


Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2002. There are 139 days left in the year. On this

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2002. There are 139 days left in the year. On this


YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Board OKs plan to seek bids involving Taft Elementary

The demolition of Taft and construction of the new West Elementary School are running into problems.


Christine Halls, Todd M. Hodge to wed Sept. 21

FONTANA, Calif. -- Sept. 21 has been chosen as the date for the wedding of Christine Halls and Todd


Trustees disagree over road project

Some local officials are concerned that the road poses a safety hazard. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


LOCAL

LOCAL Youngstown loses to Kennewick, Wa. ABBEVILLE, La. -- The team from Kennewick, Wa. scored


IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Does first bell for pupils also toll for school?

The school has opened early; the new principal's attitude is that it won't be closed. By RON COLE


Birds test positive for virus in Lawrence Co.

County officials are waiting for test results on eight other dead birds. By LAURE CIOFFI


Former worker arrested

Former worker arrested SHARON, Pa. -- Police arrested a former employee of the Sheetz Inc. store


New car comes to Lordstown

By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER LORDSTOWN -- The waiting is over, and this time,


YOUNGSTOWN Four establishments cited in tobacco sting

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County deputy sheriffs issued four citations during a sting operation


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog National League Houston 6-7 CHICAGO CUBS ATLANTA


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Woman says doctor diagnosed her with West Nile virus

Her symptoms have not kept her from work or tending her flowers. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


WARREN Restaurant offers Net service

A few desktop computers will be installed in the fall. WARREN -- Internet connections are now


Hope abounds as pads debut

STRUTHERS -- Rick McFadden stood on the sidelines at Wildcat Stadium Tuesday taking in the football


17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Womer Benjamin, guest stop in Valley

The visiting congressman said Benjamin could expect a committee assignment within a week of election


By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER LORDSTOWN -- The waiting is over, and this time,


Three teams from Valley to ride in MS 150 Bike Tour

BEREA -- Three teams from the Mahoning Valley are scheduled to participate in the Multiple Sclerosis


Competency tests ordered for mom in child lock-out

YOUNGSTOWN -- A municipal court judge ordered a competency examination for a 28-year-old West Side


WARREN Developer vows to clean home construction site

The plan calls for 20 homes in the development that was started about four years ago. By DENISE


Promising McDougall rebounds

The former Athletics prospect should be in Akron by the weekend. By JAYME RAMSON VINDICATOR


COLUMBIANA CO. Transsexual sues Salem company

The plaintiff is neither entirely female nor male, the federal lawsuit says. By BOB JACKSON


TUESDAY'S GAMES

TUESDAY'S GAMES American League Cleveland 9, Tampa Bay 5 Minnesota 6, Baltimore 0 N.Y.


REGION Oral raccoon baiting is part of a five-state program

COLUMBUS -- A five-state oral raccoon vaccination baiting program, involving Ohio, Pennsylvania,


YOUNGSTOWN Victim's girlfriend says defendant fired the fatal shots

The shooting was preceded by a fight between the victim and two suspects, the witness said. By


AGENDA

AGENDA THURSDAY Jackson-Milton Board of Education, 6:30 p.m., elementary school, 14110 Mahoning


NEW CASTLE Mayor supports Rendell in race

Ed Rendell said he has a plan to revitalize small and midsize communities. By LAURE CIOFFI


LIBERTY Library wants feedback from area 'go-getters'

A meeting is scheduled for Sept. 14. LIBERTY -- The Liberty branch of the Warren-Trumbull County


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Joseph and Lynn Bartholomew, 4315 Timberbrook Drive, Canfield, boy, Aug.


SALEM Frog jump won't occur during fair

Holding the event at the same time as the county fair was a slip, a backer says. By NORMAN LEIGH


GAIL WHITE Serendipity, simplicity, soul and a Mission of Love

"I helped make the lives of 12 children in Nepal better today," I said as I walked into the


Parents announce Borland-Altier wedding plans

GIRARD -- Plans for the upcoming wedding of Beatrice Faye Borland and Marc David Altier, both of 546


WARREN ODE list drops 4 city schools

Some board members were angry that the ODE wouldn't notify the press of the change involving the


NICK ROBERTS | PROFILE Strong and not satisfied

YSU's junior offensive guard remembers watching the national championship game instead of getting a


Doctors most to blame for U.S. health care crisis

Opinion: Doctors most to blame for U.S. health care crisis EDITOR: I am writing in response to the Aug.


Associated Press

Associated Press WORKING TOGETHER: New farmer Brian Steffen, left, is renting 220 acres of land


What's a couple thousand computers between friends?

Opinion: Heaven help an American returning from overseas who forgets to declare to customs agents purchases


Lupu-Smesko engagement is announced

CANFIELD -- Announcing their engagement are Andrea Lupu and Dr. Mark Smesko, both of 4097


ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT Declining numbers Enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in Youngstown: Source:


OHIO EDUCATION Don't keep quiet about programs, librarians are told

By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Want your children to read better and


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials to set bid plans for jail food

The county purchasing director also will seek bids for food for the juvenile detention center. By


Late rally not enough

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- Someone is always watching. It is a


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Robert M. Clark, 43, of 2502 Walden Court, Youngstown, and


Route 164 closing

Route 164 closing NEW PHILADELPHIA -- State Route 164 between Lisbon and Gavers in Columbiana


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Jammers (25-28) at Scrappers (31-24). When: 7:05. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).


TRUMBULL CO. Commissioners to set bid plans for food at jail

The county purchasing director also will seek bids for food for the juvenile detention center. By


JAMMERS 11, SCRAPPERS 7 Late rally not enough

Jamestown's 11-2 lead was too much to overcome. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


WARREN Trumbull 100 plan will highlight historical buildings

The company official suggested the Kinsman House be used as a restaurant or bed and breakfast. By


Drivers license dilemmas today and a generation ago

Opinion: How times change. Just 25 years ago, almost to the day, the state of Ohio established offices in


Sentencing postponed

Sentencing postponed CLEVELAND -- Today's sentencing of J.J. Cafaro on a felony conviction of