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CLEVELAND Traficant to jurors: U.S. has targeted me

The congressman was expected to argue today that a juror was selected whom he intended to strike.

TRAFICANT TRIAL Jurors to hear opening remarks

The congressman was expected to argue today that a juror was selected whom he intended to strike.

Both Geneva College teams lose to Point Park in AMC

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. -- Dimitar Simovski and Marco Sanders combined for 41 points as Point Park College

YOUNGSTOWN Judge grants early release in rage case

The woman must complete an anger management course while on probation. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

WARREN HARDING Tribe VP tells kids to be persistent

Bob DiBiasio told Warren Harding students to persevere in quest of their goals. By BRIAN RICHESSON


Weathersfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m., township administration building. United

TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Powell keys Newton Falls victory

The Tigers forced 27 turnovers by Lakeview which was without its point guard in the lineup. By BOB

UNION TOWNSHIP Police superintendent to be hired

Retired police officers are expected to apply for the new post. BY MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

SCHEDULE Today and Thursday

TODAY Alpine Skiing At Snowbasin Ski Area Men's Combined, Noon Biathlon At Soldier Hollow

LIBERTY SCOPE center to open

LIBERTY -- Liberty SCOPE Center will open March 18 for senior citizen programs. Township trustees


TODAY A fish buffet will be sponsored by St. Matthias Infant Jesus of Prague Guild from 4 to 7

YOUNGSTOWN Phar-Mor reports quarter losses

Sales were down 16 percent at Phar-Mor stores that remain open. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By

TRUMBULL COUNTY Prosecutor opposes expungement for Fiorenzo

A hearing is scheduled for next month to determine if the former county engineer's record should be

TRUMBULL COUNTY Woman: I didn't kill my children

Friends and several family members say they believe the woman is innocent. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Mahoning County inmates should pay for their stay

Opinion: If Ohio Auditor Jim Petro thinks it's a good idea, then so do we. After all, Petro has gobs of

Grandma of baby who OD'd will face drug sentencing

YOUNGSTOWN -- The South Side grandmother of a baby who died of a suspected drug overdose while in

BOYS BASKETBALL Marks scores 20 in Boardman's win

The Spartans scored the first eight points and beat Ursuline 74-58. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

Buses used for agriculture are different from commercial buses and should be treated differently,

Buses used for agriculture are different from commercial buses and should be treated differently,

MAC/TAC Struthers turns back Howland for 10th win

Nick Leiter and Jim Franceschelli each canned four foul shots to clinch the conquest. STRUTHERS --

Warren mulls naming street after Stringer

WARREN -- The city is considering renaming Southwest Boulevard after Korey Stringer. Council was

WARREN School panel weighs proposed park board

The proposal would spare Avalon South from paying property tax. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Anthony J. Platt, 23, of 3894 Indian Run Drive, Canfield, and

WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP Administrator offers praise for incoming chief

Reminder: Don't park on certain streets when it snows. MARY R. SMITH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

BADGER-LABRAE Braves tighten top spot in standings

Ryan Miller scored the go-ahead basket with under two minutes to play. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR


REGION First Niles Financial reports lower earnings NILES -- First Niles Financial, the holding


BASEBALL Austintown Community Baseball -- will hold boys and girls registrations from 1 p.m. to 4

YOUNGSTOWN 6 people plead to vice counts

One prostitute must perform community service work to pay fines. YOUNGSTOWN -- Five women and a

LAWRENCE COUNTY Modifying homes for the disabled

County commissioners decided against taking the county controller to court. By LAURE CIOFFI

SALEM Board to hear complaints about sewer project

At issue is how much affected residents will pay for a sewer system planned to alleviate a pollution

Poland girls edge Salem, 67-66, for 14th triumph of season

SALEM -- Poland High senior Julie Gallo scored 22 points as the Bulldogs edged Salem 67-66 in a

NEW CASTLE Planning a place for professionals

Anyone building in the new professional park would qualify for a five-year city tax abatement. By

MERCER COUNTY POLICE Officials respond to quest for funds

West Middlesex officials were quick to point out they have no more to give. By HAROLD GWIN

East Palestine school razing nears

EAST PALESTINE -- School officials were to open bids at noon today for the demolition of the former

The government's first witness testified that Traficant told him he couldn't live on a congressional

The government's first witness testified that Traficant told him he couldn't live on a congressional

ICL-TCL BOYS Springfield, Ridge, McDonald, Mathews win with room to spare

Sebring held off an upset bid by Crestview for a victory in the Tri-County League. BERLIN CENTER

TRUMBULL COUNTY Howland and Cortland will be outdoor lab sites

Officials say they're eager to expand the program. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

MAHONING TOWNSHIP Area officials plan to join COG study

The study will determine needs and contributions of each municipality, then those municipalities

Skating judges take a fall

Opinion: If the Super Bowl were decided the way pairs figure skating is decided at the Olympics, the St.

TV SCHEDULE From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 4-5 p.m. -- Biathlon (men's 10km sprint) 8-11:30 p.m. -- Alpine skiing (men's

YOUNGSTOWN School projects

The Youngstown Board of Education acted Tuesday to move along its $173 million facilities project.

GRANT MONEY Area agencies

The Ohio Attorney General's Office gave $30,000 in grant money to four area agencies. The grants


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DEJUTE CASE Judge to decide on summary judgment

The judge hearing the case expects to make a decision before the trial begins Tuesday. By DAVID

HERMITAGE Lumpp to run again for Gruitza's seat

The challenger is critical of the incumbent's two-decade track record. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Jim Lumpp

DISTRICT ROUNDUP Williams' shot in OT nets Mooney win

The Cardinals' 62-61 victory over Wilson left both teams with 9-9 records. YOUNGSTOWN -- Rashad

Kiwanis Club of Warren gives leadership money

Kiwanis Club of Warren gives leadership money WARREN -- Kiwanis Club of Warren has donated $250 to

LTV CORP. Retirees rally over benefits

Local retirees are planning a trip to Washington, D.C., to ask for federal help. THE VINDICATOR,

JACKSON-MILTON SCHOOLS Board discusses moving grades

The board agreed to place a $10.2 million, 27-year bond issue on the May ballot. By SEAN BARRON

WARREN Lenders to pay CSC's lawyers for bankruptcy work

Sixteen CSC workers will be paid bonuses for collecting $29 million in accounts receivable after the

GAIL WHITE Readers share their thoughts on love

Last week, I sent out a request asking for your advice on the elusive, fragile utopia known as love.

NEW CASTLE, PA. Judge rules against Adultland business

The township police chief initially denied the permits after visiting the business. By LAURE

New York police hunt hit-and-run driver

New York police hunt hit-and-run driver NEW YORK -- Police searched today for the driver of a car

CRAIG BEACH Worries build over rentals

The developer isn't sure if he can get tax credits needed to construct the houses. By IAN HILL

Brookfield trustees put levy on ballot

Brookfield trustees put levy on ballot BROOKFIELD -- Voters will be asked to approve a 2-mill

'80 U.S. hockey team is symbol

While a grizzled veteran of the sports staff marveled when the 1980 U.S. hockey team lit the


BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Mooney 62, Wilson 61 (2OT) Warren Harding 57, Fitch 44

YOUNGSTOWN Legacy offers funds back to city schools

'We're team players,' the head of a charter school says in a plea for sponsorship. By RON COLE

OHIO Farm bus bill poses challenge to law

The cost of state inspections adds up to a burden on Ohio farmers, one legislator said. By MICHELE



MERCER CO. POLICE Fund request draws response

West Middlesex officials were quick to point out they have no more to give. By HAROLD GWIN

Coroner still not sure of victim's identity

NEGLEY -- It could be days before the badly burned body of a man found in the rubble of a weekend

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BOYS HOOPS Harding claims SVC title outright

The Raiders seem to be getting back on track. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Commander of militia seeks office

LISBON -- The commander of an unorganized militia that operates in Columbiana County is running for

FEDERAL LEAGUE SVC head hopes two don't go

Commissioner Mike Butch said the SVC wants to keep Austintown Fitch and Boardman. By JOE SCALZO

UNITED WAY Extended campaign hits goal

The 61/2-month campaign raised $3,252,900, with 59 local businesses contributing for the first time.

Columbiana panel OKs plan for development

Columbiana panel OKs plan for development COLUMBIANA -- The city planning commission approved a

All-Star performance

All-Star performance Andre Miller had 22 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds, his third triple-

First, public servants have an obligation to citizens

Opinion: First, public servants have an obligation to citizens EDITOR: Little gems of wisdom, from bygone

GREENVILLE Council to seek state input on financial-aid eligibility

The financial problems led some residents to ask council to abandon the partially complete sports

Judges to file petitions

Judges to file petitions YOUNGSTOWN -- Judges Joseph J. Vukovich and Cheryl L. Waite, both

OHIO State rep mulls 17th District seat

The Mahoning County GOP chairman is supporting a retired funeral director in the 6th Congressional


CITY SERIES League All games Rayen6-015-5 Chaney3-36-13 Canton Timken3-35-15 Wilson0-62-18

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Grove City locks up district playoff bid

The Eagles beat Slippery Rock, 57-40, in a Mercer County game. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

Local couple take in disputed skating event

Greg and Alice Greenwood capped their six-day stay at the Games by watching the pairs competition.


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