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JAMES A. TRAFICANT JR. Contributors Those who donated to U.S. Rep. Traficant's campaign between

ON BEING A PRO Tony Hawk's rules

There are a few rules to being a pro skateboarder, according to Hawk: 1. Don't spend your entire

LEETONIA Work advances on school building

Parents will likely have the option of sending kindergarten pupils to school all day. By NANCY

Stem cell breakthrough

Stem cell breakthrough WASHINGTON -- Using a technique that may provide an alternative to

ON THE MATS Top area wrestling records

Leading records for area wrestlers, by weight class: 103 -- Stu Sanor, West Branch, 18-3; Kyle

Wilkins eyes 'Super' kicks

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF Growing up a Steelers fan in Austintown, St. Louis Rams

Traficant refuses to give list to election board official

The congressman said the information is part of an investigation he is conducting. By DAVID

Options remain in a bid for delay

The government wants the judge to find out if an attorney is 'ghostwriting' for Traficant. By


MAHONING COUNTY Divorces asked Colleen M. Ritchie, 556 Miller St., Youngstown, vs. Jamie L.


ADVISORIES XChampion Parents Advisory will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the high school media

NILES Board votes again to join the TCTC

The career center wants all the districts participating on the same basis. By DENISE DICK

edna may hall, 85YOUNGSTOWN -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home in Warren

edna may hall, 85YOUNGSTOWN -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home in Warren

Has Chema left the building plan?

The consultant's reported pullout is no reflection on the project, the mayor said. By ROGER G.

Signs point to plant revamp

Engineers have been assigned to the plant, and progress is being made on the design of a new car.

YMCA fund-raiser

YMCA fund-raiser YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown YMCA will have its second annual spin-a-thon

LAWRENCE COUNTY 78-year-old fights ban on him at center

A judge will decide if the county violated the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act. By LAURE CIOFFI


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES Saturday -- 7 p.m. 1st--Purse $10,500, Clm $4,000, 3-U, 6 Fr. Judge

Mahoning River cleanup trickles along

Opinion: With an agreement between the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the U.S. Army Corps of

FARRELL Pacsi prison release is scheduled

Federal court records show she's already paid back more than 15 percent of the money she took.


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Sam and Jennifer Digiacomo, 5724 Herbert Road, Canfield, boy, Jan. 31.


LOCAL Trgovac hired by Panthers CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Trgovac, was named defensive line coach


UMPIRES McCune Park in Canfield -- will be the site of a one-week clinic put on by ASA

TAC GIRLS Girard jumps on opportunity to blast way past Champion

A 19-0 run over two quarters enabled the Indians to turn a 26-20 deficit into a 67-46 victory. By


POLICE CALLS Liberty, Girard, Hubbard Summary of police reports: LIBERTY Jan. 24 False

CENTURY 21 PAINT Brothers ordered to serve jail time

The defense attorney asked that his 71-year-old client be put on house arrest. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

CANFIELD Starr pleads innocent to phone harassment

The owner of B & amp;R Wholesale Tire said he is not capable of making the threats. CANFIELD

LAKE ERIE Groups seek ban on oil drilling

Among the bill's co-sponsors are three area legislators. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


SUPER BOWL XXXIV St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.) January 30, 2000

Firemen's auxiliary installs officers

BROOKFIELD -- Members of Brookfield Township Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary who will head the


TEAM COMPARISON OFFENSEN.E.St.L. GAMES (Won-Lost)11-514-2 FIRST DOWNS292357 Rushing101104

GAIL WHITE What is so fan-tastic about watching football?

What's all the fuss about, anyway? The football craze has about crazed me into insanity. This

Post office honors 21 for service

YOUNGSTOWN -- Twenty-one postal workers, including a clerk who coordinates a program that offers

MAHONING COUNTY Plan includes the courts in Campbell, Struthers

The board wants judges to be full time, instead of part time. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


COLLEGE BASKETBALL Thursday's Scores EAST Alderson-Broaddus 93, Fairmont St. 89 Ashland 79,

MERCER COUNTY Sharon stages big comeback, tips Grove City for 17th win

The Tigers climbed out of a 20-point hole to a 63-58 victory that kept them undefeated in the

GIRARD Indalex workers ratify a three-year contract

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN GIRARD -- By a 2-1 margin, union members ratified a three-year contract

Girard mayor to appoint city's new fire chief

Girard mayor to appoint city's new fire chief GIRARD -- Mayor James Melfi says he will appoint

Financial activity for July 1 to Dec. 31, 2001, for congressmen and congressional candidates.

Financial activity for July 1 to Dec. 31, 2001, for congressmen and congressional candidates.

MAHONING COUNTY Traficant refuses to give list to election board official

The congressman said the information is part of an investigation he is conducting. By DAVID

Penguins replace Steelers as focus

PITTSBURGH -- For many sports fans in Steel Town, hockey season doesn't begin until the Steelers'


GETTING IT RIGHT U Dr. J. Ray Bernat of Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Center will speak at


REGION Austintown Eat 'n Park schedules a job fair AUSTINTOWN -- The new Eat 'n Park Restaurant

AT A GLANCE Jeff Wilkins

Team: St. Louis Rams. Position: Kicker. Height: 6-foot-2. Weight: 205 pounds. Birthdate:

Heritage Hall of Fame to induct 8 members

A newspaper publisher, a firefighter and one of Harding's greatest stars are among this year's

WRESTLING Joe Murray EOWL's top choice

The Austintown Fitch sophomore wrestles at 215. Joe Murray, a sophomore at Austintown Fitch High

Will her memoir be coming-out for Rosie?

Will her memoir be coming-out for Rosie? NEW YORK -- In Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming memoir, talk

MAHONING COUNTY Commission won't split funds between shelters

One group wanted some of the license fee pot last year. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

'No' to tax until county officials act responsibly

Opinion: 'No' to tax until county officials act responsibly EDITOR: Just recently the voters of this

DISTRICT ROUNDUP Fitch beats Warren as Buhro scores 34

Hubbard won to keep pace with Girard in the Trumbull Athletic Conference. WARREN -- Kim Buhro, a

SOUTH PYMATUNING Official: Settlement saved money

The case had dragged on for five years before a state appeals court sent it into mediation. By

WARREN LTV keeps coke plant hot as sale talks pass deadline

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Some production workers have been called back to work. WARREN -- The

ICL/TCL GIRLS Hack's double-double sparks Ridge

Western Reserve beat McDonald to remain tied with South Range. VIENNA -- Tiffany Hack collected a


By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER It's time for the big dance. You have the perfect

Credit card probe

Credit card probe AUSTINTOWN -- Two local residents told police here Thursday that someone used

A DEFINING MOMENT Where do you stand in the relationship?

Possible dates, their advantages and disadvantages: Just a friend: Someone you've know for awhile,

BOARDMAN Verdict in false charge: $1.8 million

The jury deliberated two days before returning the verdict. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

WESTERN PA. NFG decreases gas rates to consumers 2%

The announcement follows word that rates will probably drop again in August. SHARON, Pa. --


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CRAIG BEACH Cleveland-area developer targets village for homes

A federal tax credit is needed before construction of the homes can start. By IAN HILL

BOARDMAN Cruiser hits car, killing motorist

Both vehicles were headed north on Southern Boulevard, the patrol said. BOARDMAN -- For the second

COLUMBUS Bills would toughen child-rape penalties

A Senate bill would provide no parole eligibility if a child rapist used a weapon during the crime.

REGION School kids will participate in Mahoning River cleanup

Classes will study different aspects of the river and its role in the community. By DENISE DICK

Mayor to WRTA: Find out costs for relocation

The WRTA board also will put renewal of the 2-mill operating levy on the May ballot. By MARALINE

GIRARD Judge: Exclude court from audit

The mayor says Judge Bernard just doesn't like what he's hearing from the state auditor. By TIM

MERCER, PA. Mich. man sentenced for rape

The Mercer native was in the area for his father's funeral when the crime occurred. By MARY

YOUNGSTOWN Probation violation lands woman in jail

Cocaine was found in the woman's system after a random drug test ordered by the court. By BOB

OHIO SENATE Dem leader is optimistic

The Republicans are expected to raise a lot more money, the Senate minority leader said. By JEFF

WEATHERSFIELD School board delays full-time kindergarten

The district is looking for computers for pupils who don't have them at home. MINERAL RIDGE --

Are secret meetings a waste of energy -- who knows?

Opinion: Vice President Dick Cheney is jealously guarding the identities of the men and (we presume) women

Club seats officers for upcoming year

YOUNGSTOWN -- The installation of officers was a highlight of the Jan. 27 meeting of the American



COLUMBIANA COUNTY Details considered on sales tax ballot

More than half the revenue from a proposed tax increase should go toward paying to house prisoners

Geneva routed by Cedarville, 90-59

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Josh Gast hit for 22 points while Dave Dingeman added 19 points off the bench

DATES OF SIGNIFICANCE Who's the best match?

Formal date occasions -- weddings, dances, dinners and parties -- pop up all the time. Here are just

Funding disparity apparent

Jim Traficant's congressional campaign spent more than twice as much as it took in during the second



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BOYS BASKETBALL Maplewood scores enough to beat Wildcats

Compass Education Center has won eight straight games. By SAL MARINO VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Rams 41-24 Rob Todor Rams 34-20 Brian Richesson Rams 30-14 Tom Williams

SHARON National Fuel customers get gas rate increase again

They are paying about 60 percent more for natural gas than a year ago. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

Placed on probation

Placed on probation Kentucky's football team was banned from a bowl game next season and forced to

Drinking, driving is deadly

Picture this scenario. A group of friends are walking down the road. Some genius comes up with a

INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE South Range girls turn back Lowellville for 15th victory

Crystal Schuler's strong finished helped the Raiders to a 44-38 win that kept them tied for the


THURSDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA Beaver Local 71, Wilson 38 Fitch 69, Warren Harding 50

Motorcycle crash suit

Motorcycle crash suit YOUNGSTOWN -- A Salem man, injured when his motorcycle crashed on Western


Opinion: INDIA'S WAYWARD TRAJECTORY Los Angeles Times: Put yourself in the shoes of Pakistan's President

Russo, Bland hit often, spark Spartans to title

Boardman's two aces accounted for all but two points, as the Spartans clinched the SVC crown. By