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Events planned in Butler, Pa., to salute veterans

BUTLER, Pa. -- Several events are planned at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at


COLUMBIANA COUNTY

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Dissolutions asked Kimberly Elick, 66 S. Washington St., East Palestine, and


Police arrest six at E. Florida Ave. house

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested six people who visited what officers called a "known drug house"


Federal mandates all that matters for local schools

Opinion: Federal mandates all that matters for local schools EDITOR: I am surprised that you are


BARBARA BORNEMISS BASEM DOSS

BARBARA BORNEMISS BASEM DOSS GIRARD -- Barbara Jean Bornemiss, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin


BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL Poland -- will be where Poland All-Sports Boosters will sponsor a basketball tournament


AMY SNYDER RICHARD RUSSELL

AMY SNYDER RICHARD RUSSELL CANFIELD -- Amy Diane Snyder, daughter of William and Ruthe Snyder, 109


Florida tourism

Florida tourism Orlando, Fla., home to Disney World and other tourist playlands, probably won't


Draia anniversary is celebrated during family dinner party in Niles

YOUNGSTOWN -- Alberini's Restaurant in Niles was the setting Jan. 16 for a family dinner party held


Schuller-Leitner wedding planned for early April

VIENNA -- John and Peggy Schuller of Vienna are revealing plans for the upcoming marriage of their


CRIME SOLVER

CRIME SOLVER Mercer County The robbery of a woman in Masury is the focus of Mercer County Crime


HERMITAGE Applications available for heating bills program

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Applications for this year's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are


Gore lashes out at Bush over economic policy

Gore lashes out at Bush over economic policy NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Vice President Al Gore


The companies ranked highest for social responsibility by 21,630 participants in the third annual

The companies ranked highest for social responsibility by 21,630 participants in the third annual


Howland girls celebrate Rura's return with 14th win

The senior, who had been out with a knee condition, played three different tines as the Tigers beat


AGENDA

AGENDA MONDAY Vienna Township trustees, 7 p.m., town hall, Youngstown-Kingsville Road N.E.


MIKE BRAUN Hi-tech help for outdoors lovers

Ain't technology grand? A new Web site unveiled last week will be a welcome help for just about


Hospital releases blues singer Taylor

Hospital releases blues singer Taylor CHICAGO -- Blues singer Koko Taylor, who underwent


Health official complains of communication gap

Some concerns raised by the health commissioner will be answered by the school district's attorney.


WHAT'S DOING?

EVENTS, SEASONS The Youngstown Power Squadron will hold a 5-week basic boating course starting


If faucet drips, replace its washers

One thing that's almost as annoying as a clogged drain is a drippy faucet. If there's a steady


PATRICIA C. SYAK | Symphony Notes Orchestra to welcome Gayle, Clark for shows

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will be host to Top 10 recording artist Crystal Gayle on Saturday


Heidel-Tufaro wedding plans are announced

LOWELLVILLE -- Harold and Jackie Heidel, 5202 Center Road, are announcing plans for the upcoming


Duncan helps Eastlake North defeat Harding

EASTLAKE -- Melanie Duncan scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, as Eastlake North High


NEW MIDDLETOWN -- One of the most difficult things about owning a business is the long hours, but

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- One of the most difficult things about owning a business is the long hours, but


For works: Sift, select and store

When the time comes to store your child's treasures, you have several options. When a particular


A LOOK AT SMALL BUSINESS IN THE VALLEY

A LOOK AT SMALL BUSINESS IN THE VALLEY The phases of building a dream Many dream of being their


Ohio lawmaker introduces Sunday hunting bill

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Columbus -- A bill has been introduced to lift the remaining


BANKING

BANKING YOUNGSTOWN -- Sky Bank has named four new assistant vice presidents and one new branch


FROM SVC TO FEDERAL? Fitch explores options

Boardman is also considering the move; the schools' interest still doesn't mean they will leave the


RAY SWANSON Keystoner Mercer banquet another success

The 55th Mercer County Hall of Fame banquet is history, but the warmth of the evening continues to


By CINDY LOOSE

By CINDY LOOSE WASHINGTON POST The pastures at the foot of the craggy mountains were buried in


When: Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman. About 400 leaders from business and

When: Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman. About 400 leaders from business and


Allison Daugherty to be bride of John B. Jordan

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. DeFiore, 139 Angel Road, are announcing the engagement


Political gloves, "I'm Working for Nixon & amp; Lodge," yellow cotton with black lettering,

Political gloves, "I'm Working for Nixon & amp; Lodge," yellow cotton with black lettering,


Volunteer Services Agency, a United Way agency, is a local resource for volunteer recruitment,

Volunteer Services Agency, a United Way agency, is a local resource for volunteer recruitment,


Appeal of evidence ruling cites debate clause

The congressman incorrectly believed that his request for a stay of trial would be granted. By


YSU

YSU Swim team loses to Niagara YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State swimming and diving team


HERMITAGE SCHOOLS Teachers fail to reach contract

The teachers have been working under an extension of their old contract since July 1. By HAROLD


Forum Health Northside

Forum Health Northside Ada Aponte, 158 S. Garland Ave., Youngstown, girl, Feb. 2. Israel and


NBA ROUNDUP Saturday's other games

Nets 98, Raptors 91 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd had 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds


By PATRICIA MEADE

By PATRICIA MEADE and DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITERS It wasn't so much a matter of


COSI caters to young scientists

Ride a high-wire unicycle. Assemble a gaggle of gadgets. Explore the depth of the ocean or the outer


Howland's emotional lift

Howland's emotional lift The Howland girls basketball team got an emotional jolt Saturday for its


INFORMATION

INFORMATION If you go From Youngstown, take I-76 west to I-71 South to Exit 108B, Broad Street.


Two men sought in robbery of store

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police are investigating the armed robbery of a tobacco shop in Cornersburg Saturday


Book signings by local authors

Book signings by local authors HOWLAND -- Rick Muccio and James Jeffrey Higgins will be at The


JACK WOLLITZ Remembrances of bass past

A westerly breeze pushed the boat at a persistent pace along the jagged edge of the weed bed as my


& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;ACERRA, & lt;/B & gt;John

& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;ACERRA, & lt;/B & gt;John J., 52, of Boardman;


Wasko is named to election panel

AUSTINTOWN -- A former clerk to the Mahoning County commissioners has been named to the board of


REGION

REGION Loan seminar focuses on small businesses CLEVELAND -- The U.S. Small Business


1YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

1YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Today -- Ice hockey vs. California of Pa. at IceZone, 7 p.m. Monday


PACKAGES

PACKAGES Ho's Ponderosa, in Bushnell, Fla., offers packages for two nights/three days ($299 per


For projects, here's an idea that may stick

A new product that can free up the space on the front of your refrigerator has recently hit craft


WARREN RESIDENCY RULE Union seeks fair enforcement

The city is selectively enforcing its residency requirement, some union members contend. By AMANDA


EDITOR:

Opinion: EDITOR: It's difficult to believe that Congress is having so much trouble trying to decide what to


PASSENGER USAGE Youngstown station

2001: 3,229 2000: 3,154 1999: 3,212 1998: 3,158


CHILDREN'S ART Display treasures; don't bury them

You don't have to hang up every project your child does, unless you want to be inundated. Take the


Technology to help detect breast cancer during testing

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon will have a new tool for detecting breast


ROGER BERKOWITZ A man of the arts

By LAURIE M. FISHER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT This is a year of celebration for Youngstown native


So what do people get for their extra thousands of dollars if they buy such brands as Viking, DCS,

So what do people get for their extra thousands of dollars if they buy such brands as Viking, DCS,


DeCarlo-Hritzo wedding is set for late May

YOUNGSTOWN -- Thomas G. and Margaret Hritzo, 3072 DeCamp Road, are announcing the engagement of


COST

COST The three guest lodges at the Wind Walker Guest Ranch (888-606-9463, www.windwalker.org)


STACEY WALTERS MATTHEW EMCH

STACEY WALTERS MATTHEW EMCH YOUNGSTOWN -- Stacey Lee Walters of Niles became the bride of Matthew


June wedding set by Miss Handel, Mr. Campbell

CANFIELD -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of Lisa Marie Handel and Matthew Allen Campbell are


Stefani Rimmel, Michael Loeffler to be married

CANFIELD -- Atty. James E. and Joanne Rimmel, 270 Jefferson Place, are announcing the engagement of


IN THE KITCHEN

IN THE KITCHEN Never pour grease down the drain. The grease will cool and create a buildup that


Rossellis mark 60th anniversary at reception

POLAND -- Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Rosselli of Poland were honored Dec. 29 on the occasion of their 60th


PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA 'TIP' line use urged Residents who witness wildlife-related crimes involving the


Kilgore-Moser wedding date will be May 4

LISBON -- Cynthia A. Kilgore, 37316 Eagleton Road, is announcing the engagement of her daughter,


Source: "Gracefully Insane" by Alex Beam.

Source: "Gracefully Insane" by Alex Beam.


Beaver Local rallies to win EOWL tournament crown

West Branch won the Division II title and Jackson-Milton took Division III honors. By MARK MILLER


Rush-Agler nuptials set for June 22

McDONALD -- John and Sandi Rush of 719 Oregon Ave. are announcing the upcoming marriage of their


Training dogs for the blind

Only four out of 10 puppies entering the program will meet the stringent requirements at the end.


Reservists: front line of diversity

Air Force personnel should celebrate their different heritages, the chief master sergeant said. By


JAMES DULLEY | Cutting your utility bills For savings, use home-grown fuel

Q. I have heard a lot about using home-grown renewable fuel, such as corn, pellets or wood, to heat


VETERANS

VETERANS Council officers STRUTHERS -- Lloyd A. Edwards of Lowellville was to be installed


BEEGHLY CENTER Dean leads Sebring to 14th

The 11th-ranked Trojans defeated Lordstown 81-41. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


TRAINS Amtrak ridership stays steady amid travel fears

One train that stops in Youngstown generally caters to pleasure travelers. YOUNGSTOWN -- The


AMY COOK STEVEN PETRACCI

AMY COOK STEVEN PETRACCI YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Dominic Church was the setting at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 as


MERCER COUNTY Driver in armed robbery gets probation

MERCER, Pa. -- A Rochester, Pa., man was placed on 18 months' probation Friday for driving a car


BLOOD DRIVES

BLOOD DRIVES MONDAY Mount Olivet United Church of Christ, 410 South Range Road (Route 165),


Traficant's trial of the century, the second time around

Opinion: For U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., this week opens his trial of the century. He had a trial last


GIRLS BASKETBALL Victory leaves Rayen crying 'foul'

Courtney Davidson scored 20 points to lead the Irish to a 66-51 win. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR


CHECKLIST Take a look at yourself

Do any of these feelings or experiences make you feel miserable or get in the way of life activities


WARREN Upset-minded JFK falls short

After beating Ursuline, the Eagles couldn't get past Warren Harding. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR


MAHONING VALLEY Healing minds among blacks

Many blacks do not trust the system to treat their mental illness, experts say. By JOHN W. GOODWIN


What's in lawmaker's political future if convicted?

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. has a lot riding on the outcome of his trial. If


PREP BASKETBALL George Jr. Republic tops East Liverpool

Ignited by Chris Fiore, the Tigers rallied from a 55-55 tie to a 65-57 win in the second game of a


YOUNGSTOWN Neighborhood Pride Award

Address: 218 Beachwood. Area: East Side. Owners: Richard and Sandra Miles. Judges' comments:


National accreditation proves teacher excellence

Opinion: Look for the best teachers in the state of Ohio and you'll likely find them with national board


THE INDICTMENT

THE INDICTMENT Charges against Traficant The 17th District congressman faces these 10 counts,


LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

YOUNGSTOWN -- David Dickey, a North Lima resident and president of Joe Dickey Electric, has been re-


Miss McKinney, John Garchar set wedding date

Kimberly McKinney, 181 W. Seventh St., Salem, and John Garchar, 4911 Southern Blvd., Boardman, plan


PATRICIA MATTHEWS KEITH ROBERTS

PATRICIA MATTHEWS KEITH ROBERTS POLAND -- Monsignor William Connell presided as Patricia D.


Booth-Betker wedding set for late April

CANFIELD -- John and Patricia Booth of 60 Camelot Court are announcing plans for the upcoming


The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther

The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther RAMBLIN': Loyola's Silvije Turkovic (13) takes a rebound away from


KEYSTONE CLIPS State seeks to honor women in business

State Rep. Rod Wilt of Greenville, R-17th, said the state is looking for its most dynamic female


Marketplace reflects a creative heritage

Vendors and visitors from Ohio and neighboring states came together in Kilcawley Center of


FUGITIVE OF WEEK

FUGITIVE OF WEEK Donald Bevley The FBI and the Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown are asking


PACKARD Production

Area Delphi Packard Electric Systems plants produced fewer parts last year as customer orders were


LAWRENCE COUNTY Regional police force is studied

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Several Lawrence County


The Novaks celebrate 50th anniversary

PULASKI, Pa. -- Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Novak of Pulaski observed their golden wedding anniversary


Does Belichick have a plan?

Like the rest of you, I'll be on the edge of my lounge chair today, almost breathless with


BEREAVEMENT Hints make trips easier

Several agencies specialize in travel arrangements for those attending a funeral or visiting the


Jamie Gardner, Alan Nastasi are engaged

LISBON -- Announced by John W. and Sandra Gardner, 36900 state Route 30, is the engagement of their


Putting money where beliefs are

THE VINDICATOR, SUNDAY By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Louise


Sweetbriar Garden Club seats officers

AUSTINTOWN -- Members of Sweetbriar Garden Club met Jan. 3 for dinner at The Jacaranda and then


CAMPAIGN FINANCE Annual report

Annual campaign finance reports for Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2001, filed with county boards of elections.


TECHNOLOGY Study looks at lack of women in computer science

Changing course structure can attract more women to computer technology, researchers say. SAN


OLYMPICS Local medical team pitches in for Games

By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Roger Bair makes a daily habit of being


YOUNGSTOWN Brier Hill eyesores will go down

A yearlong wait to take down the eyesores should end soon. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER


AREA SMALL BUSINESSES New, active and closed companies

Small business in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana counties, Year 2000: MAHONING: New


SCOTT SHALAWAY Butterflies in winter survive in many forms

Take a walk on a warm winter day, and you're likely to make several curious observations.


Traficant has a lot at stake

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. has a lot riding on the outcome of his trial. If


become

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT t's sloppy, disgusting and oh, so disgruntling. Who


JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Hostetter finds more mat wins at Muskingum

NEW CONCORD -- After delaying college for one year following an outstanding wrestling career and


GIRARD SCHOOLS Health official complains of communication gap

Some concerns raised by the health commissioner will be answered by the school district's attorney.


REVIEW | 'Romeo And Juliet' Unique staging updates classic play

The cast of the Youngstown Playhouse production gave excellent performances. By MARGARET NERY


FARRELL Tax effort goes only so-so

Many of the taxable properties are now just vacant lots, and many are now owned by tax-exempt


LORDSTOWN Plant manager strives to change workers' attitudes

Union official says he is optimistic about changes because workers want to give their input. By


Making a profit

Making a profit One high-tech company is surging despite an industry slump. The stock of Nvidia


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

SATURDAY RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA Springfield 77, Lowellville 36 South Range 78, Mathews


MAC GIRLS BASKETBALL Howland celebrates Rura's return with 14th win

The senior, who had been out with a knee condition, played three different tines as the Tigers beat


Hey dude, a ranch

By JOHN DEINER WASHINGTON POST Darkness has fallen and dinner is winding down at Ho's Ponderosa