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WARREN Coke plant idles as deal ties to Cleveland LTV plant

A small group wants to save the local business. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By DON SHILLING


AGENDA

AGENDA WEDNESDAY Bristol Board of Education, 7 p.m., Farmington school cafeteria.


GREENVILLE, PA. State probes charge of sexual harassment

The subject of the investigation has been suspended with pay since December. By HAROLD GWIN


REGION Lark Enterprises Inc. joins association

REGION Lark Enterprises Inc. joins association NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lark Enterprises Inc. has been


Richard Aey Barbara Allen Joe Alteiro W. Baccus Bob Barlow Sue Beegle Gerald Beiling Robin Best

Richard Aey Barbara Allen Joe Alteiro W. Baccus Bob Barlow Sue Beegle Gerald Beiling Robin Best


Council rejects plan to build homes

CRAIG BEACH -- Village council has voted against a resolution to support the construction of 40


COLUMBIANA SCHOOLS Board seeks volunteers to spread word about levy

The board will vote on the levy again at a special meeting Monday. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


NEW CASTLE Business park set for Grant

Some professionals already have contacted the city about moving to the spot. By LAURE CIOFFI


NEW MIDDLETOWN Welker Park bids top estimate

Officials also will discuss what to do about a police levy that expires at the end of 2002. By


AUSTINTOWN COG panel meets to rank projects' importance

Projects will be funded according to how their ranked in terms of importance. By MARALINE KUBIK


REPORT CARD State proficiency tests

The percentages of Jackson-Milton pupils who passed their state proficiency tests in 2000-2001,


MAHONING COUNTY Firing of deputy tied to drug charges

The longtime employee has already filed a grievance against the sheriff. By BOB JACKSON


Mahoning Valley

Mahoning Valley Car dealers in the Mahoning Valley sold 15 percent more cars and trucks in January


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DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Milton volunteers are fired up about the future

The current home of Milton Township's volunteer fire department might give you the wrong impression.


REUNIONS

XMohawk High School Class of 1992, Bessemer, Pa., will hold a reunion May 25 at Bingo's on Route


WHO TO WATCH Men's figure skating

Alexei Yagudin, Russia, 21 -- Three-time world champion just won third European crown. ... Has


The financially troubled city of Girard has a tentative budget that is balanced. B3

The financially troubled city of Girard has a tentative budget that is balanced. B3


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Chad M. Gettman, 29, of 11148 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson,


POLAND Man cites politics for removal

The longtime board member said he will not argue with council's decision. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


Ditzler backs Antonini

Ditzler backs Antonini David Ditzler announced Monday he won't seek re-election as Mahoning County


Melissa Barbero to be bride of Michael D'Altorio

BOARDMAN -- Plans for the June wedding of Melissa Anne Barbero, 7376 West Blvd., and Michael


TRUMBULL COUNTY Planning panel wants to be paid

County commissioners aren't very receptive to the idea. WARREN -- The volunteer members of the


'Comprehensive Strategy' promises a better tomorrow

Opinion: When a group of Mahoning Valley residents visited Sicily in December 2000 for a United Nations


FBI warns of attack potential

This time, the government has a suspect in mind. COMBINED DISPATCHES WASHINGTON -- The FBI


TOP PROJECTS State funding

Project Community State Funds Sought Score Shannon Road sewer grant Trumbull County $650,000 95


NILES LIBRARY Board adjusts plans for replica

Bids opened last month exceeded the estimated cost. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


BASKETBALL GAME Farrell drops out of probe into fracas at high school

FARRELL, Pa.-- The city has dropped its investigation into a brawl at the Feb. 2 high school


GIRARD City officials balance budget

A lawmaker has asked for legislation to increase sewer fees by 3 percent. By TIM YOVICH


Experts still recommend mammograms to reduce deaths from breast cancer

Opinion: Experts still recommend mammograms to reduce deaths from breast cancer EDITOR: Over the past few


YOUNGSTOWN Academy wants district as sponsor

'Charter schools are not going to go away, and neither is Bishop Wagner,' one board member said.


Canadians ripped off

Canadians ripped off "I'm embarrassed for our sport right now," NBC commentator Sandra Bezic of


FARRELL GRANT CDBG funds

Farrell City Council approved an application Monday seeking $393,400 in federal Community


SCHEDULE Olympic events

TODAY Cross-Country Skiing At Soldier Hollow Women's 10km Classical, 11 a.m. Men's 15km


MAHONING VALLEY UAW isn't sold on Sawyer

The Akron congressman earned the union's wrath by voting for NAFTA. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings, 2.903.00 Banc One, .84, 36.3336.34 Clear Channel,


Free spruce trees for $10 donation

Free spruce trees for $10 donation Ten free Colorado blue spruce trees will be given to each


PENGUINS Detroit cruises past YSU

The Titans took a commanding 47-27 halftime lead. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT DETROIT -- Sophomore


Miss Zirounis, Mr. Papakirk to be married

The engagement of Rubena Zirounis of Youngstown and Demetrios Papakirk of Cranberry Township, Pa.,


Cardinal must go beyond apology and resign

Opinion: In the culture of Japan, when an organization or corporation is publicly shamed, it is expected that


17TH DISTRICT Lawmaker: Akron can be a model

Sawyer said he will not take Traficant lightly if they face each other in a congressional race. By


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT DIVISION II At Buckeye Local High School Buckeye Local 35,


MAYOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS Avalon South

Mayor Hank Angelo has made these suggestions to city council to make changes at the troubled Avalon


MAHONING COUNTY In baby's death, judge finds probable cause

The woman's lawyer said he wants to get the case to trial as soon as possible. By BOB JACKSON


MAHONING COUNTY Ex-deputy gets OK to pursue suit

An appellate court reversed a dismissal of Tammy Shaffer Noday's discrimination suit. By BOB


MCDONALD School district requests to send students to TCTC

The career center's board will decide this week whether McDonald students will be accepted.


Bland leads Boardman rebound

Bland leads Boardman rebound After being held in check for most of the first half, Boardman


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT U A Healing Mass will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 in St. Casimir Church, Youngstown.


AT A GLANCE TV schedule

TODAY (NBC) 4-5 p.m. -- Cross country skiing (men's 15k). 8-11:30 p.m. -- Figure skating


COLUMBIANA School board sets meeting on varsity status for soccer

Some people are concerned the district cannot financially support a fifth fall sport. By NANCY


There are more than 120 people who may be witnesses or mentioned during the trial.

There are more than 120 people who may be witnesses or mentioned during the trial. By PATRICIA


JACKSON-MILTON SCHOOLS Proposal would move 5th-, 6th-grade pupils

The move could help increase the percentage of pupils that pass the state proficiency test,


Yoga teacher opens school for healing

BOARDMAN -- Area yoga instructor and Reiki master Victoria Davanzo is striking out on her own. Her


GIRLS ROUNDUP Wellsville rallies past Campbell in 47-42 win

The Red Devils failed to score over the final four minutes of the contest. WELLSVILLE -- The


SALEM After-school assistance planned

Volunteers will be sought for a program intended to help youngsters with homework. By NORMAN LEIGH


SHARON Public must join in study, firm says

Riverfront development, saving buildings and the downtown image will be key focal points. By


Driver in hospital

Driver in hospital LISBON -- Terry L. Endsley, 36 of 845 Newgarden Ave., Salem, was in serious


SINS OF THE COMMISSION

Opinion: SINS OF THE COMMISSION Washington Post: It is a mark of how low the prestige of the U.S.


Mount Moriah F.B.H. Church, 84 Bright Ave., Campbell, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday. Food only.

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


AUSTINTOWN Trustee action

Austintown trustees Monday: Hired Jeremy Ladd of Austintown as a part-time probationary reserve


PENNSYLVANIA GIRLS Sharon defeats Hickory

The Tigers rallied for a 52-47 Mercer County League win. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR


Iranians condemn U.S. over 'axis of evil' label

Iranians condemn U.S. over 'axis of evil' label TEHRAN, Iran -- Angered by the United States'


Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY Feb. 6 Felony: A 34-year-old Ravenna man was


TRAFICANT TRIAL Jury selection enters 6th day

There are more than 120 people who may be witnesses or mentioned during the trial. By PATRICIA


Lawmaker: Akron can be a model

Sawyer said he will not take Traficant lightly if they face each other in a congressional race. By


GIRLS BASKETBALL Howland hangs on to beat JFK

Defense saved the game for the Tigers down the stretch. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


Councilman: Changes will help city asset

The mayor has suggested creating a parks board to run Avalon South. By AMANDA C. DAVIS


WARREN Questions are raised over loan for golf course

One councilman is calling for a special state audit at Avalon South. By AMANDA C. DAVIS


MAHONING DEMOCRATS Ditzler backs Antonini for post

Trustees expressed dissatisfaction with the township's congressional representation. By PETER H.