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UReports of 600 supporters' turning out to see a Hollywood style star for Rep. Traficant placed at

UReports of 600 supporters' turning out to see a Hollywood style star for Rep. Traficant placed at

Car search arrest

Car search arrest YOUNGSTOWN -- An Austintown resident who failed to use a turn signal while

Block watch members say efforts pay off big

Even if you can't patrol, be a window watcher, a block watch president urges. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

YOUNGSTOWN Man charged with beating his girlfriend

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 45-year-old East Side man was to be arraigned today on charges of felony domestic

Petro finishes audit of city

The audit contains findings against Avalon South, the mayor has said. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

VALLEY POLITICS Alberty to seek seat in Ohio House District 59

The Poland resident has run for Congress twice. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

COLUMBUS Valley Democrats give low marks to speech by Taft

But Rep. Charles Blasdel of East Liverpool, a Republican, was predictably supportive. By JEFF

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WARREN CSC asks judge to approve bonuses for workers who collected payments

The bankrupt steelmaker also intends to turn over a $1.2 million lawsuit settlement to its lenders.

SHARON Cops ask public to share tapes of brawl at game

Police said the investigation will take some time to complete because so many people were involved.

CHANEY-MOONEY Cowboys post 52-44 victory in inter-conference contest

Chaney's Roy Austin had his string of double-doubles broken. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE Springfield registers 15th victory

The Tigers remained undefeated in the ICL with a 54-33 win over McDonald. By DOUG CHAPIN

GREENVILLE Budget proposal has 24% tax boost

Property owners will have to dig a little deeper to meet this year's tax bill. By HAROLD GWIN

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Peters' goal nets United win over Sebring

His 3-pointer with 20 seconds left subdued the Trojans and dropped them into a tie for the league

TRUMBULL COUNTY Judge OKs hearing for Fiorenzo

An expungement would seal the former county engineer's criminal record. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


THURSDAY National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 Lipkey Road, North Jackson, will serve pasta


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POLICE BLOTTER Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY JAN. 28 Theft: A set of left-handed golf clubs in a


ULowellville High School Principal Gene Jones said he does not collect money during the school's

Voters reject school levy

Of more than 4,000 registered voters in the school district, 653 went to the polls Tuesday. By

TRAFICANT TRIAL Both sides begin review of juror questionnaires


Ohio on the losing end of 'pet projects' game

Opinion: Here's a recently revealed fact that should make the blood of every Ohioan boil: Despite having the


The Jackson-Milton Local Board of Education, will have a special board meeting to discuss possible

Agency delays naming a director

SALEM -- An agency that handles animal welfare efforts in the area has postponed choosing a


St. Elizabeth Tosha Floyd and James C. Simmons Jr., 393 W. Warren Ave., Youngstown, girl, Feb. 5.

LAWRENCE COUNTY Property values being re-evaluated

Scanners were distributed for emergencies. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW

YOUNGSTOWN LTV's plan to pay millions to execs comes under fire

LTV said it must pay crucial employees or they will leave the company in its final months. THE

Intact -- for now

Intact -- for now Baseball's contraction plan folded. All the teams are staying, at least for

Freedom of information threatened by attacks

Opinion: Freedom of the press, guaranteed to Americans by the First Amendment of the Constitution, is a right

SALEM Woman's killer dies of heart attack in prison

Gordon Reynolds had reported being ill days before his death. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

Pregnant woman assaulted by man

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 32-year-old pregnant South Side woman whom police found lying beside a car on the

Police seize cash, car and drugs

AUSTINTOWN -- Police made two traffic stops recently that resulted in seizures of cash, a car and

Man arraigned on drug charge

YOUNGSTOWN -- A man whom authorities say they arrested as he prepared suspected crack cocaine was

TV crew aids effort to battle house fire

TV crew aids effort to battle house fire LOS ANGELES -- Crew members from a TV show about a lawyer

STANDINGS Horizon League

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METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Franceschelli nets Struthers triumph

His 3-pointer with two seconds left helped the Wildcats beat Niles. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

Work on Pa. Route 18 will cause travel delays

Work on Pa. Route 18 will cause travel delays HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Motorists are advised that work on

Strickland taps Meshel

Strickland taps Meshel YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland announced that Harry Meshel, a


AGENDA THURSDAY Austintown Township board of zoning appeals, 7 p.m., township hall. Eastgate

YOUNGSTOWN 8 men facing drug charges

Police arrested men with cocaine, marijuana and prescription Klonopin. YOUNGSTOWN -- The city

MAHONING COUNTY Man faces charges after police chase

AUSTINTOWN -- A Youngstown man is facing several charges after a chase with police Tuesday night.

ANNUAL EVENT Polish Arts Club to award scholarships at reception

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Polish Arts Club will hold its annual tea and scholarship reception from 1 to 4

INDIANS SCHEDULE Ticket procedures, schedule & amp; promotions

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians will begin sales of single game tickets for the 2002 regular

City workers remove sidewalk star

A GM financing company is suing Traficant for repossession of a car he leased in 1999. By MARALINE

Tax filing assistance

Tax filing assistance YOUNGSTOWN -- Assistance with the filing of income tax returns for the

MAHONING COUNTY Wrongful-death suit seeks $5M from killers

A similar suit was filed by Biondillo's family in May 1999, then was dropped. By BOB JACKSON

Prayer vigil is planned for the Asente family

Prayer vigil is planned for the Asente family GIRARD -- A prayer vigil for the Asente family will

Suit against hospital dismissed

The counselor was convicted of sex-related charges and sentenced to prison in 1999. SALEM -- A

REGIONAL AIRPORT Pretrial hearing for pilot likely in March

The Vienna police chief said some of the passengers were afraid to get on the plane. By PEGGY

WASHINGTON Call-up of Guard, reservists puts pinch on safety forces

About 70,000 Guard and reserve troops are protecting U.S. bases in Europe, flying over America's


Opinion: THE LID IS OFF Washington Post: President Bush this week issued a budget wrapped in the American

GAIL WHITE For all I no, my boys will understand someday

I wish my children could understand all the love in my "no." When my 3-year-old wants a lollipop

MAHONING COUNTY Commissioners OK work on buildings

One commissioner said the improvements are at least five years overdue. By BOB JACKSON

YOUNGSTOWN STATE Clarence Smith, Saternow bestowed honors at banquet

The event was the 12th annual YSU Scholarship/Ring Dinner. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS

WPIAL BASKETBALL 'Canes capture another crown

New Castle capped its eighth WPIAL Section 3-AAAA title in 10 years by defeating North Allegheny.

LIBERTY Trustee: We need to hire new official

A Liberty trustee wants the board to fill the administrator's post before she leaves. By TIM


REGION Parker Hannifin Corp. sees a drop in orders CLEVELAND -- Parker Hannifin Corp., which has

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA After slow start, Kennedy Catholic wins by 22

Slippery Rock kept the score close in the first half. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Pike mulls appeals race

LISBON -- Judge C. Ashley Pike of Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, is pondering a campaign for

SALEM BUSINESSES Clergyman backs plan to regulate

The city has no adult-oriented businesses. SALEM -- Councilwoman Alma Apicella, R-at large, is

YOUNGSTOWN No-shows confuse clients, court

Court officials are waiting to find out whether the lawyer is coming back. By BOB JACKSON


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Herbert L. Carter, 47, of 116 N. Lane Ave., Youngstown, and

Actress gives her heart to Fla. school program

Actress gives her heart to Fla. school program MIAMI -- Cameron Diaz has chosen Adopt-A-Classroom,

BOYS BASKETBALL Poland pounds the ball inside, tops Canfield to stay unbeaten in MAC

Post players Bill Bartos and David McGarry teamed for 30 points. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS

Thiel College to honor 11 in Founders Day ceremony

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Thiel College will honor nine faculty and staff members and two local businessmen

TRUMBULL COUNTY 1 of 4 suspects says robbery was his idea

The defendant said he had physical and mental control over his co-defendants. By TIM YOVICH


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COLUMBIANA Ideas for funding sewage plant

The city can pay only 40 percent of the project with grants. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM

BLOCK WATCH What members do

Point out "sore spots" to the proper authorities. Try to persuade their neighbors to keep well-


CITY SERIES League All games Rayen6-014-5 Chaney3-26-12 Canton Timken2-33-14 Wilson0-61-17

Total crime drops 7.1 percent

The biggest jump came in the rape category; the biggest drop came in motor vehicle thefts. By

Inmates aren't entitled to go on donated organ lists

Opinion: Inmates aren't entitled to go on donated organ lists EDITOR: "Inmate's heart transplant renews

BOARDMAN 5-year plan envisions parks recreation center

The recreation center could be built as early as 2004. JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

Meshel for Strickland

Meshel for Strickland YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland announced that Harry Meshel, a former

PHAR-MOR Managers' departure boosts bonus plan fund by $70,000

Rewarding loyalty is less costly than hiring new managers, the company says. THE VINDICATOR By

VALENTINE'S DAY A gift from the heart

By LAURA SAMUEL MEYN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Although store-bought chocolates, flowers and even

YOUNGSTOWN Talks to lead to 911 call contract

Guards have taken numerous sharp objects from visitors at city hall's doors. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


YSU Crummey, Greene selected for team NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Youngstown State senior offensive

Spirits not down in cellar

John Robic is certainly not giving up on his Youngstown State University men's basketball team this


Poland pupils are making quilts to help comfort family members who lost loved ones. By JOHN

YSU will add 18-20 new recruits to team

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University football coach