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The attorney said the congressman talked in code while in Sinclair's car for fear of wiretaps by the

The attorney said the congressman talked in code while in Sinclair's car for fear of wiretaps by the


INCOME TAXES File by phone for fast refund

The TeleFile worksheets are sent to eligible filers. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Internal Revenue Service


STRUTHERS Hagan's re-election bid keeps mayor at home

Hagan's decision also caused the county recorder to drop out of the race. By DAVID SKOLNICK


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Line Drive Academy -- will conduct spring training specials February 17, 24, March 3-10,


COLUMBUS Ethanol plants approved

Ohio is in a prime location for ethanol production, a state official said. By MICHELE C. HLADIK


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA TOURNAMENT DIVISION I At Cambridge High School New


EMPLOYMENT Job forum focuses on minorities

Job seekers want to get in on the ground floor of a career opportunity. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


COACHES/SPOUSES

Here are a few pages from the stories of love. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


NORTHFIELD RESULTS

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--John T Bertn Me8.603.402.20 Speedy Torch(G Grismore)2.802.20


YSU Event focuses on blacks, Hispanics

The program also featured a segment on the role blacks have played in the community over the years.


REGIONAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL Bethany thwarts Thiel, is top seed for tourney

Mount Union tripped Marietta while Hiram was drilled by Wooster. BETHANY, W.Va. -- The Bethany


SWIMMING Favorites prepped for district meet

Area athletes are competing in 59 individual events and 14 relays. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT


DISTRICT SWIM MEET QUALIFIERS

BOYS BOARDMAN Grant Brown, junior, 100 freestyle Brian Katz, sophomore, 100 butterfly Lee


TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Judge stops to instruct rep

A former staffer said the congressman talked in code while in the staffer's car for fear of wiretaps


CANFIELD SCHOOLS Board prepares for levy battle

District residents can discuss the levy with school officials at a public forum March 14. By IAN


COLUMBIANA CO. Funds sought for job training

A public hearing in connection with a power plant proposal is set for April. By NORMAN LEIGH


NATION

NATION SEC proposes tighter rules WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission


NILES Voices of support for bus system

A disabled woman said public transportation would enable her to maintain her independence. By


TV SCHEDULE From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 4-5 p.m. -- Snowboard (women's parallel giant slalom). 8 p.m.-midnight -- Figure


YOUNGSTOWN Beating case sent to court

Two Sigma Phi fraternity brothers said one of the defendants has been falsely accused. By JoANNE


GIRARD Mayor finishes plan to get city out of debt

The Girard mayor says he despises tax and utility rate increases, but they're needed. By TIM


Jail introducing new feature to encourage inmate tips

WARREN -- Snitching has never been easier. The Trumbull County Jail is introducing a new feature


WARREN Golf course overseer comments

Council voted Wednesday to pay off the remainder of Tony Joy's loan. By AMANDA C. DAVIS


OHIO LEGISLATURE Panel reduces benefits in bill

Democrats on the Senate committee voted against the changes, and the governor also expressed his


Policeman puts out fire at middle school

AUSTINTOWN -- A police sergeant used a handheld fire extinguisher to put out a small fire at Frank


MAHONING CO. Several expected to seek office

The Democratic chairman and a former county commissioner candidate are poised to enter the race if


WINTER OLYMPICS Daily schedule

TODAY Alpine Skiing At Snowbasin Ski Area Women's Combined, Noon Cross-Country Skiing At


WARREN 4 indicted in credit union robbery

The stolen money has not been recovered, police said. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


NILES Daughter: I'm not seeking revenge

The Masury woman doesn't know what to think about the charges against her mother. By DENISE DICK


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY A bundle of love from Jefferson Elementary

Today, I received a large manilla envelope of love letters -- return address: Jefferson Elementary


Ken Lay even takes the Fifth in a mealy-mouthed way

Opinion: It should come as no surprise that even in refusing to answer any questions the other day before the


DISTRICT Howland and Canfield tie for MAC championship title

Chaney, Mineral Ridge and Lowellville also closed the regular season with victories. HOWLAND --


BOARDMAN Tressel: Harding's Clarett will 'have to pay his dues'

Jim Tressel said Ohio State landed most of the recruits it went after. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR


Decorations on graves

Decorations on graves YOUNGSTOWN -- The Diocese of Youngstown reminds the public that all


GIRARD Couple faces endangering charges; county takes custody of children

Two of the couple's children have died. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF GIRARD -- A


MAHONING COUNTY After little opposition, board expects to put tax on ballot

Fewer than 25 people attended a public hearing Wednesday night in Greenford. By BOB JACKSON


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.853.00 Banc One,.84,36.5236.55 Clear Channel,


INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE South Range captures 19th in tourney tuneup

The Raiders had little trouble dismissing Western Reserve. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


REGION 'Fireballs in the sky' suspected of being just a meteor shower

A federal agency told police similar sightings were reported throughout the region. By NORMAN


YSU BASKETBALL Today's games

WOMEN Who: YSU (11-13, 7-6) vs. UW-Green Bay (19-5, 13-0). When: 5:15 p.m. Where: Beeghly


GIRARD Asentes face Ky. court in custody case

The local couple vow not to give up the fight if they lose in Kentucky's high court. GIRARD --


District bans parking on driveway

SHARON, Pa. -- Parents accustomed to parking in the Sharon Middle-High School driveway to pick up


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XJack and Danielle (Garner) Reese of Dormagen, Germany, are announcing the birth of a son, Lucas


Bush offers alternatives to Kyoto accord

Bush offers alternatives to Kyoto accord WASHINGTON -- President Bush is proposing an array of tax


FOOD AND CLOTHING

FOOD AND CLOTHING Friends House Chapel Church, 192 Haseltine Ave., Youngstown, 9 to 10 a.m.


NILES Tax policy reviewed

A performance audit found that 40 percent of businesses and individuals didn't file income taxes in


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Shelly Patterson and Arthur Adams, 3034 Fallehn Drive, Cortland, boy, Feb.


Next stop, state

Next stop, state Area swimmers and divers will compete in the district meet this weekend at


State will replace East Palestine span

EAST PALESTINE -- A long-awaited bridge replacement project in the city is on the Ohio Department of


Accident in Mercer kills 2 enlistees

MERCER, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are still trying to determine the details of a multivehicle


Mother charged with child endangering

Mother charged with child endangering LIBERTY -- A Youngstown woman has been charged with multiple


Is Mr. Blackwell the weakest link?

KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS "Who's Mr. Blackwell?" asked Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child when she


GIRLS BASKETBALL West Branch is unable to solve North Canton Hoover's defense

The Warriors were thwarted by the No. 4-ranked Vikings' quick and aggressive defense that led a 64-


"We need truck drivers. We need laborers. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to carry a bundle of

"We need truck drivers. We need laborers. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to carry a bundle of


South county citizens fed up with Valley corruption

Opinion: South county citizens fed up with Valley corruption EDITOR: If anyone wants to know why the 17th


SHARON SCHOOLS Board will try to boost security

A better surveillance system would have helped identify those involved in a fight at a recent


A former staffer said the congressman talked in code while in the staffer's car for fear of wiretaps

A former staffer said the congressman talked in code while in the staffer's car for fear of wiretaps


SHARPSVILLE, PA. Bank drops fee on bills, officials say

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Borough officials said First National Bank of Pennsylvania has changed its mind


GIRARD SCHOOLS District expansion gets funds

The difficulty in disbursement arose because most of the work and improvements are already done.


COUNCIL

COUNCIL LOWELLVILLE U Approved the hiring of a full-time police officer, Michael Thornburg of


Severance request

Severance request YOUNGSTOWN -- The arena board is asking the city to make good on its severance


School boards should limit pay for meetings

Opinion: At a time when President George W. Bush is calling on all Americans to commit themselves to two


Austintown cops investigate thefts

AUSTINTOWN -- Township police charged a Youngstown man accused of stealing several Tylenol products


hTressel in town

hTressel in town Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel isn't ready to hand freshman running back


YOUNGSTOWN Goldberg's state trial postponed

Goldberg's lawyers want all 31 counts to be dismissed. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


Man charged with fleeing from cops

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 23-year-old South Side man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center with a broken


DNA test planned on fatal-fire victim

DNA test planned on fatal-fire victim NEGLEY -- Authorities will use DNA analysis to positively


GIRLS BASKETBALL Cardinal Mooney withstands Fitch's final flurry

Mooney's Aieshya Dixon and Fitch's Kim Buhro led their teams with 15 points apiece. By GARY


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MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Antwuan C. Washington, 22, of 1358 Kenneth St., Youngstown,


Governor's wife to honor volunteers

Couples find volunteering is more rewarding than they expected. By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR


"I never intended for this to happen. I still love my mom and care about my mom more than anyone

"I never intended for this to happen. I still love my mom and care about my mom more than anyone


BOARDMAN Amber Bland's 35 points power Spartans

The sophomore scored 22 points after halftime as Boardman (19-1) closed the regular season. By


MAHONING COUNTY After finding little opposition, board puts sales tax on ballot

Fewer than 25 people attended a public hearing Wednesday night in Greenford. By BOB JACKSON


CITY SERIES

CITY SERIES League All games Canton Timken4-111-6 Wilson4-29-9 Chaney2-47-10 Rayen1-43-12


Ted Turner talks about terrorists

Ted Turner talks about terrorists PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Media mogul Ted Turner says the Sept. 11


VALLEY SCHOOLS Big schools lament scheduling

Northeast Ohio's largest schools say they have problems finding opponents willing to play. By JOE