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Retirees group gives Traficant worst rating for voting record

Two congressmen wanting to represent the Mahoning Valley received 100 percent voting ratings from

COVER STORY: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary junior standout LeBron James has garnered national attention

COVER STORY: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary junior standout LeBron James has garnered national attention

GIRARD Asentes await ruling from Ky. high court

An appeals court sided with the Girard couple, setting the stage for Friday's hearing. By DENISE

CEREMONIES County auxiliary installs officers

MINERAL RIDGE -- The installation of officers for the 2002 season was a highlight of a meeting held


CUMBERLAND COLLEGE Korey Howard of Youngstown, a freshman at Cumberland in Williamsburg, Ky.,

COLUMBUS Patrol's trooper of year works from Lisbon Post

Trooper Metz excels in all performance areas, his post commander says. COLUMBUS -- Trooper Kenneth

Miss Loosemore, Tim Pappagallo to wed June 8

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jennifer Loosemore and Tim Pappagallo, both of 2733 Newbern Circle, have chosen June 8


By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF LeBron James has helped put the Akron St. Vincent-St.

PREP SPORTS Pros and cons for move to Federal

There are arguments to both sides of a move by Fitch and Boardman to a new league. By JOE SCALZO

NEW CASTLE Man gets jail sentence, probation in plea deal

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A New Castle man pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person in


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.903.05 Banc One, .84,36.1536.17 Clear Channel, 49.33


Forum Health Northside Craig and Juanita Coggins, 3504 Maple Spring Drive, Canfield, girl, Feb.

YOUNGSTOWN Teen wants to be tried as adult

She cannot opt for a jury trial at the juvenile court level. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF

EXPLOSIVES CASE Attorney: Student sorry for actions

The Champion High student is being held in the juvenile detention center over the weekend. By


EVENTS Purim celebrations YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning Valley's Jewish community will have a ball

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Petitions fail to include enough valid addresses

The candidate will need to circulate new petitions. LISBON -- Columbiana County commissioner

LTV CORP. Judge OKs bonuses for some officials

One union official called the plan 'a travesty.' By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN Rising Star will install pastor


Parents announce Buckshaw-Joyce wedding plans

Plans for the upcoming marriage of Abbie ViAnne Buckshaw, 1 N. Main St., Columbiana, and Jerry D.

SCHEDULE Winter Olympics

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

EAST PALESTINE State police sort complaints from Ford dealer closing

A Ford Motor Co. spokeswoman said the company will work with the dealer and customers to solve

YOUNGSTOWN Wilson runs past Wellsville

Carlton Sims keyed the Redmen during the decisive third quarter. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

All-day kindergarten proves very popular

Educators say youngsters who spend more classroom hours in kindergarten have an advantage later.

YOUNGSTOWN Mooney fades to Boardman

The Cardinals were outscored 42-23 in the second half. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Boardman High basketball


BOYS BASKETBALL FRIDAY'S SCORES AREA Beaver Local 55, Chaney 46 Cleveland St. Joseph 74,

RHONDA EL-AZEEM SAEEDA A. GHANI Sacrifice shows devotion to God

Eid Ul-Adha is a festival that is celebrated on the 10th of Dhul Hijja, a month in the Islamic lunar

EASTER Service listing

The Vindicator will run a listing of area services that are open to the public in observance of Palm

YOUNGSTOWN YSU makes 3 appointments in effort to increase enrollment

A veteran of YSU's athletics department is now helping recruit transfer students. YOUNGSTOWN --


Format: Aerials is the event at which you'll find about 16,000 jaws drop every time a skier flies

Patton to file petitions

Patton to file petitions YOUNGSTOWN -- State Rep. Sylvester D. Patton Jr., a Youngstown Democrat,

Age: 40. Pastor: Rising Star Baptist Church. Personal: Married to Alycia Stroughn Bolds and is the

Age: 40. Pastor: Rising Star Baptist Church. Personal: Married to Alycia Stroughn Bolds and is the

COLUMBIANA CO. Officials to vote on ballot measure

Service reductions and layoffs are in store if more revenue can't be produced, a commissioner says.

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YOUNGSTOWN Birds leave resident in a messy situation

At least one resident uses an umbrella for protection. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

STEEL VALLEY CONFERENCE Ursuline gets revenge with win over Fitch

Irish senior Marc Palermo keyed the Irish during the fourth quarter. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU

GOP women seat officers for 2002

AUSTINTOWN -- The installation of officers who will head Mahoning County Republican Women's Club


REGION Saturday OT shifts planned in March at GM LORDSTOWN -- The General Motors Lordstown

Rev. Terry Bolds: Senior Pastor at Rising Star Baptist Church in Youngstown

Rev. Terry Bolds: Senior Pastor at Rising Star Baptist Church in Youngstown

Stephanie Card, Michael Paxton to wed June 1

AUSTINTOWN -- Nancy and Harley Card of 2553 N. Redgate Lane are announcing the engagement of their

Stone stays in Cuba to do some research

Stone stays in Cuba to do some research HAVANA -- Oliver Stone is in Cuba to research a possible

MCDONALD District newsletter explains move to TCTC

The superintendent says the district took what officials thought was the best of three alternatives.

NON-CONFERENCE Macali helps JFK subdue Campbell

The Eagles hit 18-of-22 free throws in the fourth quarter. By PAUL TRGOVAC VINDICATOR

Jury deliberates in child-rape trial

WARREN -- The jury considering charges of rape, corruption of a minor and sexual battery against

The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther

The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther AVOIDING THE DEFENSE: Springfield's Dan Schuler, right, drives

HERMITAGE Concerts, kids shows scheduled at Buhl Farm

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The F.H. Buhl Farm Trust and Columbia Theatre for the Arts will hold a series of

Laura Stoops to be May bride of Zachary Jacobs

Kathy Stoops of Youngstown and James Stoops of Port St. Lucie, Fla., are announcing the engagement

LINE-UP Sunday's probable starters

AKRON ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY (15-2) Drew Joyce III, 5-9, junior, PG, 10 ppg. LeBron James, 6-7,

Chasity Morrison, Gerald Bradford are engaged

STRUTHERS -- Charla and William Morrison of Struthers are announcing the engagement of their

Matthews-Feo engagement is announced

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Announcing their engagement are David Anthony Feo and Elizabeth Ann Matthews, both

METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Poland pens perfect league finish

The Bulldogs won their 12th straight game and have not lost in 2002. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

Robotics U.

Robotics U. Nearly a third of the 53 colleges nationwide offering a degree in robotics are in

Sneizik-Macias wedding is set for June 22

FOWLER -- Announcement is being made by Irene Sneizik, 2307 Warner Road, of the engagement of her

ON TELEVISION From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 1-6 p.m. -- Women's ice hockey (USA vs. Finland), biathlon (men's 12.5km pursuit,

MERCER COUNTY Sharon has scare at The Rock

The Tigers tied with Grove City, which Sharon will play on Tuesday. BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

United girls edge Crestview in TCL

HANOVERTON -- The United High girls basketball team outscored Crestview 13-5 in the fourth quarter

Woman critical after car hits guardrail

WARREN -- A woman in critical condition was flown from Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital to

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of

Group strikes up interest

The band's members range from two sixth-graders to a 78-year-old. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Americans Jonny Moseley (moguls) and Eric Bergoust (aerials) defend the gold medals they won in the

Americans Jonny Moseley (moguls) and Eric Bergoust (aerials) defend the gold medals they won in the

By 2010, nearly seven in 10 new jobs will be in health-care fields.

By 2010, nearly seven in 10 new jobs will be in health-care fields. Youngstown/Warren Regional

YOUNGSTOWN Teacher pleads in runaway case

The defendant's attorney said his client took in the runaway out of fear for her safety. By JoANNE

REV. DANIEL ROHAN Monasticism remains strong tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy

Monasticism began one Sunday morning in 270 A.D. in an Egyptian village. The Gospel reading was, "If

Pros and cons

Pros and cons Everyone knows Fitch and Boardman are talking about leaving the Steel Valley

Why can't Avalon South Golf Course break even?

Opinion: A special performance audit of the Avalon South Golf Course, which is owned by the city of Warren,

Church names priests accused of misconduct

Church names priests accused of misconduct MANCHESTER, N.H. -- In a growing scandal for the Roman


MEN Who: YSU (3-20, 1-12 Horizon League) vs. Butler (23-3, 10-3) When: Noon. Where: Hinkle

NILES Police arrest escapee

The man also is accused of giving police a false name. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

LENTEN SEASON Churches announce programs

SHARON, Pa. -- St. John's Episcopal Church, 226 W. State St. in Sharon, and The Episcopal Church of

VFW members attend conference

TOLEDO -- Members of Youngstown VFW Post 4192 and its auxiliary attended the Department of Ohio

Changes at St. E's

Changes at St. E's YOUNGSTOWN -- Phase one of a two-phase emergency department renovation and

Gambling opposition

Gambling opposition YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Dr. D. Larry Kline, senior pastor of Trinity United


LOCAL Pavlik set for 12th bout Youngstown's Kelly Pavlik will risk his 11-0 record in a

Milosevic must answer for crimes against humanity

Opinion: Even with the mountains of evidence against him, former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic

DISTRICT SWIMMING Three advance to state meet

Boardman's coach just happened to be the presenter who put a district medal around his son's neck.

HIRED, PROMOTED Mahoning County deputies

George L. Wallace Jr., 23, of Boardman. A 1997 graduate of Boardman High School; served four years

The minister is eyeing developing part of Market Street.

The minister is eyeing developing part of Market Street. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION


ASSOCIATIONS XDianthus Chapter of American Business Women's Association will have a dinner and

Nurses hit the streets


DEJUTE CASE Judge tosses $2M count

The last-minute ruling is a setback to the Ohio attorney general's litigation plans, a spokesman

MAHONING COUNTY CCA chief settles suit involving ex-sheriff

Dr. Richard Billak, CCA's chief executive, said the settlement vindicates him and the agency.. By

TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Judge to rule on former aide's testimony

The congressman said that if the prosecution is allowed to use hearsay evidence, so should he. By

Eagle Heights applications

Eagle Heights applications YOUNGSTOWN -- Eagle Heights Academy will be accepting applications for