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VICTORIAN PLAYERS 'Becket' portrays royal intrigue

King Henry's machinations cost him his dearest friend. By GARRY L. CLARK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


TRUMBULL COUNTY Badger prevails in OT

Warren JFK won and Lordstown lost in non-conference games. LIBERTY -- The Badger High girls


No holding back vinyl fence maker

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.90 3.00 Banc One, .84,36.2436.28 Clear Channel,


YOUNGSTOWN Board of control

Youngstown's board of control -- the mayor, law director and finance director -- approved these


Win puts South Range in ICL lead

Springfield Local defeated Mathews, 75-27. NORTH LIMA -- The South Range High girls basketball


Highway Tabernacle pastor to retire

AUSTINTOWN -- The Rev. Jay Alford, pastor of Highway Tabernacle for 28 years, will step down this


Columbiana sends surveys to residents about cable

COLUMBIANA -- City residents should be receiving surveys in the mail about cable television service,


GIRARD Police plan would cut costs

The police union representative says the plan will not reduce cuts in already negotiated benefits.


TAC GIRLS Girard takes edge in race for the title

The Indians defeated Hubbard 56-49, avenging their only loss of the season. By BRIAN RICHESSON


MAHONING COUNTY Billing suggestion is old ground to sheriff

False-alarm billing fell through while Wellington was city police chief. By BOB JACKSON


EOWL WRESTLER OF THE WEEK Kyle Kemble, Jackson-Milton

Kyle Kemble, a junior at Jackson-Milton High School, was the only Division III athlete to win a


KOS SLAYING Lawyer: Ricciardi strategy avoided testimony at pretrial

Perry Ricciardi will testify at trial, according to his attorney. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


Drug items found in teacher's car

The teacher told authorities the suspicious items aren't his. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


GRADING THE GOVERNMENT

Opinion: GRADING THE GOVERNMENT Chicago Tribune: There isn't a politician alive who hasn't uttered the


Tax bills delayed

Tax bills delayed YOUNGSTOWN -- A computer error caused a two-day delay in distribution of


WARREN Sferra, golf course manager spar over clubhouse building

The building was constructed on city land without the benefit of a bidding process. By STEPHEN


MAHONING COUNTY Funds to pave trash-haul roads are approved

The contribution adds up to 10 miles of extra road paving each year, officials said. By BOB


BOYS BASKETBALL Tip-in by Johnson nets Wilson a win

CANTON -- The Woodrow Wilson High boys basketball team gave itself an opportunity to gain a piece of


LAWRENCE COUNTY Commissioners question new property values

County officials contend the company doing reassessment is not cooperating with their consultant.


YOUNGSTOWN Frustrated arena board to dissolve itself

The resignations weren't a major surprise. By PETER H. MILLIKEN and ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR


Judge can only try to gag Traficant, and it's a bad idea

Opinion: U.S. District Judge Lesley Brooks Wells has every right -- indeed a duty -- to demand that U.S. Rep.


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Landing a deal at auditor's sales

Property that's put on the auction block has been seized because taxes weren't being paid on it.


GREENVILLE, PA. Council favors state help

Municipal officials and residents learned that the town budget has a deficit of more than $1


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MULTIFAITH DAY Religion's role after Sept. 11

By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION EDITOR YOUNGSTOWN -- There's no quick fix to the problems


WARREN City removes chief of troubled golf course

Council will vote on a measure to pay off Tony Joy's loan. By AMANDA C. DAVIS and STEPHEN SIFF


WINTER OLYMPICS Television and events

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


AUSTINTOWN Ex-manager at The Mill fined for noise violation

Police said they are receiving fewer reports about crime at The Mill. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Timothy and Diane Kelty, 1235 Windel Way, Youngstown, girl, Feb. 7. Kirk


WARREN Man faces charge of posing as cop

The defendant had a sheriff's courtesy card. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Canton Timken 62, Chaney 46 Wilson 43, Youngstown


TRUMBULL COUNTY TCTC board OKs Niles, Weathersfield districts

Niles decided late last year not to sign a new five-year contract with the James center compact.


Taft: Save jobs, create more

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER CHAMPION -- To move the state's economy forward,


SALEM Drug items found in teacher's car

The teacher told authorities the suspicious items aren't his. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


TRAFICANT TRIAL Culling of jury pool begins

The congressman was talking about jury tampering today when he entered the courthouse. By PATRICIA


Retirees worry about prescription benefits

For LTV retirees with high medical costs, options are limited. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


GAIL WHITE Adoptive parents have a flair for family

As I park in the driveway of Joe and Susan Verostko in Howland, I hear the bark of a Labrador


YOUNGSTOWN Ruling on newspaper's request is expected

The girl was a witness in a probable cause hearing for a teen charged with involuntary manslaughter.


THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN REGION First Niles Financial declares dividend NILES -- First Niles


YSU Tuition will increase more at other Ohio universities

The faculty union head calls YSU's economic condition anorexic. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION


HIV/AIDS Need for education of blacks is stressed

The speaker said intravenous drug use by blacks is a contributing factor to the spread of AIDS. By


West Side culvert work receives its state funds

YOUNGSTOWN -- The second phase of a two-part project to reduce flooding on the West Side should


MAHONING COUNTY Groat will run as Republican

The former Austintown trustee isn't the only political defector. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


Frustrated arena board to dissolve itself

One councilman is glad to see the board go. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


PHOENI

-- Dozens of female travelers have filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration and


REGION

REGION First Niles Financial declares dividend NILES -- First Niles Financial declared a cash


Burt powers Wilson girls to 43-30 win

In other games, Chaney lost to Canton Timken 62-46, and Amber Bland led Boardman to a victory over


Bush's war on terrorism must have a second front

Opinion: President Bush remains firm in his declaration that the United States will go after international


Culling of jury pool begins

The congressman was talking about jury tampering today when he entered the courthouse. By PATRICIA


AREA YOUTH SOCCER RESULTS

AREA YOUTH SOCCER RESULTS VALLEY SPORTS CUP STANDINGS W-L-TPoints Boys Varsity Cardinal


MAHONING COUNTY Officials to pitch sales tax renewal

The tax received strong endorsements from local labor leaders. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people Thursday. There also were three secret


TRUMBULL COUNTY Driver who killed pedestrian seeks early prison release

The judge said the defendant is eligible for release. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Judge overturns Hatch's conviction

Judge overturns Hatch's conviction NEWPORT, R.I. -- Richard Hatch has won again: The original


CANFIELD Seminars explore farming concerns

Two speakers at the first seminar will discuss farm-machinery safety. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


GIRLS BASKETBALL Triplett, Holland key Rayen past Harding for 15th

By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rayen School girls basketball team's


INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE Lowellville, with 51-47 win, knocks W. Reserve out of first

Laura Bryer's blocked shot led to the Rockets' go-ahead points. By GARY HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR


BOARDMAN -- Scheduling conflicts with members of the Boardman Board of Park Commissioners has forced

BOARDMAN -- Scheduling conflicts with members of the Boardman Board of Park Commissioners has forced


Domestic violence

Domestic violence GIRARD -- A township man who survived an attempt on his life in 1995 is now


TRAFICANT TRIAL Selection of jurors continues

The judge distributed the completed questionnaires to the press earlier in the week and announced in


The season begins

The season begins Today is the first official day of the 2002 NASCAR season, with practice for


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES

MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--Purse $10,300, Maiden Clmg $4,000, 3 yo's &


Center helps local citizens answer call to volunteer

Opinion: Center helps local citizens answer call to volunteer EDITOR: President George W. Bush, in his


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XGold Torch Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet Wednesday


Ursuline rallies, beats Austintown Fitch in OT

The Irish came back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to outlast Austintown Fitch. By


The congressman was talking jury tampering today when he entered the courthouse.

The congressman was talking jury tampering today when he entered the courthouse. By PATRICIA MEADE


Suspect escapes

Suspect escapes YOUNGSTOWN -- A 31-year-old woman arrested by city police during an East Side


Elsewhere in state, tuition will rise more

The faculty union head calls YSU's economic condition anorexic. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION


Mayor asks for help with coke plant

WCI says its efforts to help save the coke plant were blocked. By DON SHILLING and DAVID


Drugs found at school

Drugs found at school COLUMBIANA -- Police released two Columbiana High School students to their