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From junk heap to dream car

By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LORDSTOWN -- A 19-year-old cancer patient's wish will

SHARPSVILLE Fire chief believes damage was caused by a tornado

The chief said there was a quarter-mile strip of devastation through a stretch of woods.

TRUMBULL CO. Taxpayers would partly fund racetrack

The county could make back its money in five to 10 years, an official says. By STEPHEN SIFF

YOUNGSTOWN Mother of murdered man asks for tough sentence

Two men are still awaiting trial on murder charges. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Chandra Brown and Robert Sullivan Jr., 368 E. Judson Ave.,


LOCAL Statisticians, coaches reminder High school coaches and statisticians are reminded to

Faculty opens debate on partner benefits

An open forum on the issue is to be scheduled. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN

SALEM Bells being installed to guard curbs

The devices are designed to protect property from wayward trucks. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN \ Parks and recreation

The city parks and recreation commission handled these items Thursday: Agreed to let Eagle Heights

TRUMBULL CO. Mosquito pools test positive

The mosquitoes that tested positive are primarily bird feeders and pose little risk to people and

YOUNGSTOWN Mother of murder suspect testifies before grand jury

Prosecutors granted the woman immunity from criminal prosecution. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Struck by van, woman dies

Struck by van, woman dies YOUNGSTOWN -- Cheri Rockney, 48, of Kenmore Court, Austintown, was

ICL VS. TCL Peterson brothers run past Rebels

Lowellville took a 33-7 lead in a rout of Crestview. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

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WARREN City vows to get rid of Imperial Motel

The issue will be before the city board of health next week. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

YOUNGSTOWN Judge denies man's request for new trial

One of the jurors said one thing in an affidavit and the opposite in the courtroom. By BOB JACKSON

LEETONIA Street crews tackle work before school year starts

An official said traffic patterns on the village's north side will change when school opens. By


Progress slowed: Because of the strong storms that moved through the area before the game, the first

BECKY SHER | Hype Body spray: This one's a guy thing

Apparently, it isn't enough just to spray deodorant under your arms. Well, not if the makers of Axe

NEW CASTLE Council to vote on burning ban

People with permits will be allowed to burn until the permits expire. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

TRUMBULL COUNTY Candidates gather at Democratic picnic

The attorney general candidate says television advertising is overrated. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Second man faces drug charges after police search apartment

AUSTINTOWN -- A Niles man wanted on several warrants for drug crimes turned himself in Thursday to

COLUMBIANA Council seeks to put a limit on use of portable outhouses

Council said a year is too long for portable outhouses to be at one site. COLUMBIANA -- City

TRUMBULL COUNTY Man free on bond in vehicle attack

The defendant is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Hermitage police officers will patrol Shenango Dam

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- City police officers will soon be providing security patrols around the Shenango

TRUMBULL CO. Mosquito pools test positive for virus

The mosquitoes that tested positive are primarily bird feeders and pose little risk to people and

Weather postpones filming of NBC drama

VOLANT, Pa. -- Hundreds of extras planning to spend today filming NBC's "West Wing" will have to

SCHEDULE Winston Cup

The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup schedule (winners in parentheses) and driver point standings: Feb. 17

YOUNGSTOWN Man's trial ends in verdict of innocence

The defendant said he didn't have $3,500 to pay a lawyer. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

YOUNGSTOWN HHMP wins coveted status

HMHP officials say the accomplishments will improve their ability to retain and attract employees.

Park Vista residents catch up with families at Internet Cafe

A class will instruct residents on how to get online. By ROSA MERCADO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

ABWA chapter awards scholarship

WARREN -- The presentation of a scholarship was a highlight of a meeting of Warren Charter Chapter,

FOOTBALL McDonald comes back to stun Leetonia, 30-29

The Blue Devils rallied from a 20-0 first half deficit. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

YOUNGSTOWN Lawyer hopes next stop for client is drug court

The first case was dismissed because the defendant was in rehab. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

WARREN City switches two employees

Officials will decide the next step after Sept. 20. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Commissioners OK annexation proposal

The county will share the cost of a study to explore sewer fixes in Hanoverton and the surrounding

YOUNGSTOWN Officials look at past for tax push

Commissioner Sherlock said the tax campaign should mirror past successful ones. By BOB JACKSON


Who: Cardinals (32-30) at Scrappers (37-26). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).

District attorney wants public to get the best police service

SHARON, Pa. -- James Epstein, Mercer County district attorney, said a merger of Sharon and Southwest

MAHONING VALLEY Green-space projects get funding

The grant money is awarded regionally through a formula. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS


ADVICE How can I learn not to be so controlling? TEENGROWTH.COM Q. I'm a control freak. I

YOUNGSTOWN Man sues state troopers over highway shooting

The lawsuit says Harton was running away when troopers shot him. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


Inside The Indians and Pirates lost again Thursday night. Cleveland was dominated by Oakland's

Police seek robber

Police seek robber WARREN -- Police are searching for a man who robbed two delivery service men

WILD-CARD RACE New York-Penn League

WLPct.GB Williamsport3725.597 Scrappers3726.5871/2 Brooklyn3626.5811 New Jersey3230.5165


Opinion: THE REPARATIONS SCAM Providence Journal: This drive for slavery reparations -- targeting companies


Canfield took a 14-0 lead en route to a 31-14 win over the Tigers. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR



'WISE GIRL' 'Sopranos' star shares disasters, triumphs

The actress's desire to get revenge on an ex-boyfriend by losing a few pounds led to a serious

SHARON Council to study suggested merger

Sharon's mayor adamantly opposes a merger. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU HERMITAGE,

Police and fire protection outrank luxury items

Opinion: Police and fire protection outrank luxury items EDITOR: When a community lacks a strong safety


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES TODAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$21,700, mdn spl wt, 2YO, 5f. Provoked, 118;


CLASSES XEast High Alumni will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at Smaldino's Restaurant.

Stressing success


GM's decision strengthens ties between Valley, state

Opinion: Five years ago, Chrysler Corp. announced that it was keeping Jeep production in Toledo and would

YSU to honor freshmen

YSU to honor freshmen YOUNGSTOWN -- More than 600 freshman recipients of Youngstown State

Student shuffle

Parents and pupils at Bennett, Taft and Harding elementary schools prepare for the switch. By RON

GAIL WHITE Enjoying the sweet sound of silence

Our 4-year-old walked in the house after swimming at the public pool with his dad. There was a

SCRAPPERS Peavey's six RBIs portend ability

The former USC player's two-run double to the left-field wall broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning.

Suspenders are holding their own

On the media watch, GQ magazine's style guru scores one for the braces. It's not just about Larry

Trustees are examining their options for public water system expansion.

Trustees are examining their options for public water system expansion. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

YOUNGSTOWN \ Control board

The city's board of control -- the mayor, law director and finance director -- handled these items

YOUNGSTOWN YSU mulls how to fund raises

YSU's president doesn't think increased tuition will affect enrollment as long as the university

MERCER COUNTY Panel will decide how to use funds

A commissioner denied that the county is holding up the Oakland Avenue viaduct project. BY MARY

Pa.'s AFL-CIO backs Rendell for governor

HARRISBURG (AP) -- The state AFL-CIO endorsed former Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell for

Mike Cochran's OSU job pumps him up

The Girard native serves as the top assistant to Ohio State's strength coach. By GARY HOUSTEAU

WAR ON TERRORISM Security, surveillance, Sept. 11 scenes

The latest developments in the war on terrorism: AIRLINE SECURITY Federal agents arrested at

YOUNGSTOWN Nuisancehouse destroyed

The city is planning to document nuisance homes more quickly and knock them down. By ROGER G.

YOUNGSTOWN Smith gets prison time for contract scheme

Sentencing is next week for the contractor who bribed a congressman. By PATRICIA MEADE

Friday night lights on again

What is it about high school football that piques our interest? Is it the dedication of young

ELECTION ROUNDUP Davis bows out of race

Two cities are seeking income-tax increases. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Nicholas J. Lewis, 25, of 1964 Bancroft Ave., Poland, and Lisa