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Children services workers get raise

WARREN -- The 38 unionized workers at Trumbull County Children Services will get a 50-cent per hour

YOUNGSTOWN Council action

Council handled these items Wednesday: Appropriated $25,000 from the Community Development Agency

NORTH LIMA Police: Keep an eye on kids online

Someone chatting online to your child could be a pedophile, police said. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Will No. 12 make the jury cut?

The congressman is invited to travel to Florida to question a government witness. By PATRICIA


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100 workers scheduled for 1-week layoff

LORDSTOWN -- About 100 workers at General Motors' fabricating plant in Lordstown will be laid off

YOUNGSTOWN Man pleads guilty to vehicular assault

The levels of the charges were reduced. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

County commissioner ranks similar budgets

The comparison is being made as commissioners mull whether to seek an increase in the county sales

Victim of robbery leaves the hospital

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 45-year-old Boardman man who was shot at Mill Creek Metroparks has been released

NILES Private business in park is rejected

City council established a countywide transit fund. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

SPENDING ON FOOD Percentage of income

United States10.9 United Kingdom11.5 Sweden14.5 Australia14.6 France15.2 New Zealand15.7


BASEBALL Lowellville High School -- is seeking applicants for head baseball coach and head

WARREN Civil Service Commission names interim fire chief

A civil service test is pending. WARREN -- The city's new interim fire chief is Capt. Steve

Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 467 Cohasset Drive, Youngstown, 12:30 p.m. Friday, various commodities. Bring containers and identification.

Food distribution notices are to be submitted by 3 p.m. the day before they are to be published.

YOUNGSTOWN Man pleads guilty in mail-stealing case

Prosecutors are recommending a two-year prison sentence for Robert Reed. By BOB JACKSON

WARREN Round-table talk aimed at aiding small businesses

The session was part of a renewed effort to help Warren's small businesses grow. By CYNTHIA

LTV CORP. Deal for plant falls through

A proposed deal would have restored some production work until the end of the month. WARREN -- A

WARREN Course operator ponders action

Council will meet in special session Friday to vote on Avalon legislation. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

FOOD CHECK-OUT DAY Event to celebrate agricultural successes

Americans must work until May 3 to earn enough to pay their taxes, according to a Farm Bureau

BOARDMAN Valley residents to be named True Heroes

The award recipients all went out of their way to help others less fortunate. BOARDMAN -- Eleven

Potential SVC breakup concerns McDaniels

Warren Harding hasn't had much luck in finding affiliation. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS


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Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: BOARDMAN Feb. 1 Theft: A 24-year-old Struthers woman was arrested

LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials weigh police forces

The study will start after the municipalities pass resolutions permitting it. By LAURE CIOFFI

Attorneys await results from DNA tests in seminal fluid case

NILES -- Results haven't come back from DNA tests on seminal fluid a Brookfield man is accused of

Decision time looms for upcoming elections

The congressman's spokesman won't rule anything out when it comes to his boss. By DAVID SKOLNICK

INTERNET Teen safety

Advice for teens: Keep your identity private. Never get together in person with someone you meet

ON AIR Olympic TV schedule

Friday NBC: 8-11:30 p.m. -- Opening ceremonies, ski jumping (K90).


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Christmas Glory (D Hawk)3.803.002.80 Etoile Kosmos (G

ATM scheme bilks student out of $325

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 24-year-old Youngstown State University student was tricked into giving up $325 to

MAHONING VALLEY Group to give away booster seats for cars

There is a bill pending that would ensure that children between 4 and 8 are properly restrained in

Sharon police look for fight witnesses

SHARON, Pa. -- Police want to talk to anyone who saw the fight at the Sharon-Farrell high school

FARRELL SCHOOLS Court to fill vacancy

The board asked for court help after being unable to agree on a candidate. MERCER, Pa.-- Any

Riley picks Louisville

Receiver Jimmy Riley of Ursuline was among 20 area standouts to sign Wednesday. By BRIAN RICHESSON


The Trumbull County grand jury indicted 41 people Wednesday, 11 of them secretly: Henry Daniels,


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jesus Febres III, 26, of 125 E. Chalmers Ave., Youngstown, and

CAMPBELL Council vote favors Cold Metal abatement

The company is the city's second-largest employer. CAMPBELL -- City council endorsed a 60 percent,

Suggestive movie

Suggestive movie WARREN -- A Bloomfield High School educator responsible for putting a short,

Hagan drops bid for U.S. Congress

Traficant will probably run as a Democrat, but his spokesman said not to rule out an independent

NILES State stops all traffic light plans, holding up 13-signal project

The city is to upgrade traffic signals and loop them together with a control center in city hall.

SELECTED COUNTIES General fund comparisons

Columbiana County Commissioner Jim Hoppel is examining general fund budgets and populations among

Teachers are hit during fight

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two teachers were struck several times as they attempted to break up a fight at the

Works to be on display at Valley Art Guild

Works to be on display at Valley Art Guild SHARON, Pa. -- The Women of Visions Inc. artwork

YSU aims to rebuild leadership with 20 recruits

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State football team lost more

BOARDMAN Attorney D'Apolito to run for Congress

The Boardman attorney's announcement means there will be a Democratic primary in May for the 6th

Three Marines killed in training accident

Three Marines killed in training accident CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Three Marines were killed and

Evergreen presentation

Evergreen presentation VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- EverGreen at Villa Maria will present "Healing of Body,


Through an editing error, the story on U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s trial that ran Tuesday on



Alternative program receives grant

WARREN -- Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program, which offers courts an alternative to jail

Hubbard doing well as a city, overtime necessary

Opinion: Hubbard doing well as a city, overtime necessary EDITOR: This is in answer to your editorial of

Schools serious about leaving

Boardman and Fitch must notify the SVC by March 19 if they want to leave within the next year. By

Buckeyes fall to Badgers

Buckeyes fall to Badgers Two freshmen came up big in overtime, as Wisconsin defeated No. 16 Ohio

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Rene and Stacy Daudelin, 80 Hilltop Blvd., Canfield, boy, Feb. 6. Marco and

Armstrong's 3-pointers key triumph for West Branch

AKRON -- Ashley Armstrong scored 20 points Wednesday as the West Branch High girls basketball team

Caution: tanning is hazardous to your health

Opinion: The "beautiful" tan that teens are getting today may come back to haunt them years from now as their


LOCAL ICL game rescheduled MCDONALD -- The Springfield High girls basketball team will play at

SPEECH WINNERS Youngstown District

Qualifiers for the state speech tournament from the recent Youngstown District Speech Tournament:

Taft unveils plan for Ohio to invest in its future

Opinion: In his State of the State address Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft acknowledged that this is a state in

SMALL COLLEGE Westminster doubles-up on opponent

In another women's game, Thiel handed Grove City its first conference defeat. NEW WILMINGTON --

YOUNGSTOWN Council members' fight escalates to accusations and police report

Earlier, council denied John Swierz's supporters their request to speak. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

Station technician faces charge of voyeurism

Station technician faces charge of voyeurism AUSTINTOWN -- A pretrial hearing is set for 2:30 p.m.

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Winter blues? Ideas might put you in the pink

I dislike winter. If I say "hate," several readers will e-mail. "Hate winter?" they'll grouse.

HUBBARD Police reports not in system

Hubbard's safety director wants to increase the pay of police data clerks. By TIM YOVICH