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TERI MCCULLICK TRAVIS O'SULLIVAN KILSYTH, VICTORIA, Australia -- Teri Ann McCullick, daughter of


DIVISION I At Canton Civic Center Seeds: 1. Massillon Washington. 2. East Liverpool. 3. North


A carjacking in Sharon is the focus of Mercer County Crime Solvers this week: Crime: Robbery and


FUGITIVE OF WEEK Latawon C. Townsend The FBI and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force

Have you heard the one

If Bud Selig ever decides to give up his job as baseball commissioner, he could make a seamless


By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER SALEM -- Inez Webb remembers helping her boss's


YOUNGSTOWN -- The Chapel of Friendly Bells was the setting Feb. 2 for the wedding of Tara Tsvetanoff

Finch-Pyles wedding to be held in Canfield

The engagement of Carissa Anne Finch of Austintown and Timothy H. Pyles of Girard is being announced

SCHEDULE Winter Olympics

TODAY Alpine Skiing At Snowbasin Ski Area Women's Super G, Noon Bobsleigh At Utah Olympic


The Garden State Discovery Museum is at 16 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill, N.J. Hours are 9:30 a.m.

Confrontation with deputy brings charges against woman

NORTH JACKSON -- A Youngstown woman is facing several charges after a confrontation with a Mahoning

AHA support

AHA support During February, commercial sponsors of the American Heart Association's Power of Love

United Way still seeks donations to meet goal

United Way still seeks donations to meet goal NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County United Way is


Forum Health Northside James and Jodi Erick, 156 Lauder Ave. N.W., Warren, girl, Feb. 15. Craig

TV MOVIE 'The Movement' to feature local actor

Youngstown's D.C. Colvin appears in a flashback sequence in the movie. By GARRY L. CLARK

JACK WOLLITZ Tournament 'rookie' cites Mosquito bass

Ask pro bass angler Frank Scalish his favorite local lake for early season largemouth fishing and he

SWIMMING Robinson, Linnelli, King advance to state

The state tournament starts Thursday in Canton. CLEVELAND -- Two Mahoning Valley swimmers had

Say the word, and comedian expounds

Contrary to statements running rampant on the Internet, the comedian isn't the author of an essay

YOUNGSTOWN -- Rick Ware's favorite pastime is tinkering, and he has been able to turn what is a

YOUNGSTOWN -- Rick Ware's favorite pastime is tinkering, and he has been able to turn what is a

DEER ZONES 2002-03 proposal

Deer hunting zones would consist of the following counties in a plan under consideration by the Ohio

USA off to good start

USA off to good start "The team is much more focused than last time. This was a great start for

DIV. I DISTRICT WRESTLING Howland advances seven to tourney

Boardman's Steve Vallos took home the heavyweight title. By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS

Harding's Notar ready to move forward

The Raiders lost to Massillon Perry 55-46 in the Division I tournament opener. By JOE SCALZO


IMPROVEMENTS Some recommendations Other recommendations made by the Ohio Board of Building

DIVISION I SECTIONAL Fitch battles hard in loss to GlenOak

The Falcons have come a long way in three seasons under Mary Ann McGahagan. By JOE SCALZO

POLICE 2001 activity

Total calls received: 4,474 Criminal offenses reported: 503 Adult arrests: 165 Juvenile arrests: 62

ETrade Group has said farewell to the monkey it used on its commercials as it branches out into home

ETrade Group has said farewell to the monkey it used on its commercials as it branches out into home

Man charged with resisting arrest

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Cohasset Drive man was arrested and jailed Saturday afternoon after a chase with


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Divorces granted Leigh Skrinjar vs. Joey Skrinjar. Dissolutions asked

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple NO CROWDS: U.S. Rep. James Traficant speaks to the press at his

What lies ahead for teachers?

The instructors don't know who will have a job and who won't. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


FOSTER CARE General requirements Mahoning County Children Services Board's foster-care program


Mahoning Valley High School BOWLING CONFERENCE VARSITY BOYS Results, Feb. 20 Ursuline at

With cats awaiting adoption, no need to send in the clones

Angels for Animals has hundreds of cats awaiting adoption at the shelter and in foster homes. By

RAY SWANSON | KEYSTONER Westminster, GC working overtime

It wasn't just another one of those run-of-the-mill college basketball games. This one established


BLOOD DRIVES MONDAY Struthers Presbyterian Church, 110 Poland Ave., Struthers, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

ON TELEVISION From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 7-11 p.m. -- Figure skating (ice dancing original dance), Alpine skiing (women's

JAMES DULLEY | Cutting your utility bills Buying a whirlpool tub? Consider key design items

Q. A whirlpool hydromassage sounds great after work. With budget limitations, what features are most

Trial to be delayed during trip to Florida for deposition

The government had offered to travel to Florida on a Friday, weekend or Monday, a federal holiday.


Q. I'm 56 years old and will retire in two years. I've earned about the national average income

Two men suffer gunshots in legs

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two men were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center Saturday night after they were shot

Chamber seeks award nominations

YOUNGSTOWN --The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for this


West Branch took runner-up while Canfield placed fifth and Salem seventh in the Division II

Engagement is being announced for Kristi Cornwell, Douglas Cressman

CANFIELD -- The engagement of Kristi L. Cornwell, 1657 Mayfield Ave., Youngstown, and Douglas L.

CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Valentine's Day postcard, 1910, man in formalwear, woman holding her heart, lace, verse, $12.


FOOTBALL Bengals fan has had enough FANFARE: Is there no end to the crying and whining of

Wedding date set by Miss Damiano and Robert Zabel

YOUNGSTOWN -- Frank and Debbie Damiano, 56 Red Grouse Court, are announcing the upcoming marriage of

Pennsylvania DEP official to address conservancy

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- David E. Hess, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental

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Sixth Chili Cookoff is set for Feb. 24

YOUNGSTOWN -- Chrystal's Restaurant on Belmont Avenue will be the setting Feb. 24 for the sixth

Symphony guild schedules fund-raiser March 2 at Powers

Proceeds from the black-tie event will benefit the orchestra. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown

McDonald girls win Div. IV game

LIBERTY -- Sara Toth scored 19 points to lead the McDonald High girls basketball team to a 45-38


MONDAY United Veterans Council, at Catholic War Veterans Post 1292, 609 Steel St., Youngstown, 8


IF YOU GO Who: George Carlin with Dennis Blair. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Where: Stambaugh

LESTER R. STAUFFER Sanitary's founder dies at 90

WARREN -- The founder of the Warren Sanitary Milk Co. died Friday at a Sunnybrook Drive nursing

PENNSYLVANIA PREP WRESTLING Reynolds dominates District 10

The Raiders qualified their entire team for next week's tournament. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR


BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Line Drive Academy -- will conduct spring training specials today and February

Pupils pull for school in a tug of war

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- To Amaris Brady, improving education in


BANKING YOUNGSTOWN -- Sky Bank has promoted Breen O. Bannon to assistant vice president,

Grass-roots workshop

Grass-roots workshop HOWLAND -- A grass-roots workshop is being sponsored by the League of Women

Brotherhood Week event to be held at Masonic temple

NILES -- A ceremony commemorating Brotherhood Week will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic

Looking to grow faster

Running at less than capacity jeopardizes efforts to get funding grants renewed, the coordinator


JESSICA OAKS R. ALLEN HODGE NEGRIL, Jamaica -- Sandal's Resort and Spa was the setting at 3:30

Nordgren-Moyers wedding plans are announced

Carolyn Nordgren, 801 Golfview Ave., Boardman, and Edmund and Tina Nordgren, 7091 Indian Trail,

Kovach-Galitsky betrothal is made known

AUSTINTOWN -- The parents of Pamela Kovach, 2301 Innwood Drive, and Jason Galitsky, 4562 Sheffield

CLEANING UP A few tips

Following are some suggestions for removing marks and stains from wallpapered walls. IN GENERAL

May date set by Jill Cianciola, Richard Malloy Jr.

Announcement of the engagement of Jill M. Cianciola, 3895 Timberlane Drive, Austintown, and Richard

MAHONING VALLEY Group criticizes, tries to change divorce court system

Mediation is helpful and is being used more in divorce cases, a local attorney says. By AMANDA C.

Pavarotti offers praise for television

Pavarotti offers praise for television SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Luciano Pavarotti said

JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Dials enjoying frosh success

Terence Dials of Boardman credits wise advice, sound planning and diligent preparation for his

SERIES What's coming

The Vindicator will feature stories each Sunday highlighting some aspects of the local black

'IN OUR STRANGE GARDEN' French role in Holocaust explored in flawed novella

The story is framed by a 1997 trial that brings up painful reminders for the French people. By ROB


SATURDAY'S RESULTS MEN'S BASKETBALL EAST American International 82, Stonehill 67 American U.


BUDGET PROPOSAL Effect on school districts The proposed Pennsylvania budget has school districts

CLARK, PA. Developer proposes campground on the shore of Shenango Lake

CLARK, Pa. -- Mark Kasiorek of Volant said things went well when he made a pitch to build a

A getaway weekend for parents-to-be

A getaway weekend for parents-to-be Expectant couples can prepare for their future at Cherry

Pennsylvania offers 2002 Travel Planner

Pennsylvania offers 2002 Travel Planner Pennsylvania's 2002 Travel Planner is off the presses.

HAPPY 106TH BIRTHDAY! Mary Pollack

Date of birth: Feb. 16, 1896, in Krucov, Czechoslovakia, one of eight children of Anna and Joseph


TIPS Before choosing a wallpaper, keep in mind that wallpaper with little or no pattern to match

AREA PLANTS On the list

Among the 318 facilities nationwide determined to have handled dangerous materials for the

TOP 10 Schussing cities

The best ski and snowboarding towns in the United State and Canada, as selected by contributors to

JFK advances five to district event

ROOTSTOWN -- The Warren JFK wrestling team qualified five athletes for next week's Division III

Police chief: Cops are OK with growth

The police department's 2002 budget will be about $850,000. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM

TRAFICANT CASE Few spectators sit in on trial

The courtroom has been less than 20 percent full. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

Sharon Novak, Paul Incorvati to wed in spring

WARREN -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Novak, 2623 Johnnycake Road S.E., are announcing plans for the

Foster parents describe benefits of helping

Foster parents, especially blacks, are desperately needed, children services workers say. By JOHN


WINTER OLYMPIC MEDALS TABLE At Salt Lake City (39 total medal events) NationGSBTot

Task force is looking for new members

The organization is made up mostly by women, but men are welcome. WARREN -- The Marital Rights

Skating on thin ice

Opinion: By disqualifying the French judge in last Monday's Olympic pairs skating championship and thereby

MERCER, LAWRENCE COUNTIES Educators worry about small rise in state funding

Officials are hoping legislators will rework the numbers to boost basic payments. By HAROLD GWIN

NEW CASTLE 8 men graduate from program

The graduates will serve on United Way boards in Lawrence County. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- There are

TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's college basketball

No. 2 Stanford 76, Washington St. 50 STANFORD, Calif. -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 18 points as

LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tamica Green, Federal Plaza director for Youngstown, has been named a Young Careerist


WALLPAPERING Planning your approach Successful wallpapering takes time, patience and careful

BOARDMAN Leadership Mahoning Valley members to receive awards

One of the honorees died last month after a long illness. BOARDMAN -- A dinner honoring four

COLUMBUS Bill would aid those in transition from foster care

The bill would help youths with such skills as balancing a checkbook, setting up housing and finding

Giuliani receives German media honor

Giuliani receives German media honor BADEN-BADEN, Germany -- A German official called former New

Katie McNabb, Mike Nery set wedding date

COLUMBIANA -- Announced by Becky and Victor Nery, 94 Manor Drive, is the engagement of their son,

Miss Robison to be bride of Mr. Bolotenny Jr.

Plans for the upcoming marriage of Sheri L. Robison of Brookfield and Bohdan Bolotenny Jr. of

Junior women's league plans spring style show March 10

The event will benefit Beatitude House and Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry. BOARDMAN --


AREA Croatian Tenpin tournament set AUSTINTOWN -- The Croation Fraternal Union of America's 68th

Lake Catholic captures Perry wrestling tournament

MENTOR -- The Lake Catholic High wrestling team scored 231 points Saturday to win the Division II

Center's youth clubs plan annual craft show

Center's youth clubs plan annual craft show LISBON -- The Columbiana County Career Center Youth

40 YEARS OF HISTORY Making memories

Important dates for the Timberlanes restaurant, catering and hotel complex in Salem: 1962: Odess

Islam rejects brotherhood with other religions

Opinion: Islam rejects brotherhood with other religions EDITOR: The writer of a Feb. 3 letter contends

SCOTT SHALAWAY Can you believe it? A squirrel-eating hawk!

The world would be a better and more productive place if we all concentrated on doing what we do

Critical condition

Critical condition YOUNGSTOWN -- A Canfield woman was in critical condition Saturday night at St.

Poland extends Regina, but falls

The Bulldogs dropped a 52-47 decision to the two-time defending Div. III state champ. By BRIAN



Temple on the Hill welcomes guests

YOUNGSTOWN -- Temple on the Hill 720 High Twelve Club met Feb. 8 at the Youngstown Masonic Temple

Diners can raise funds for foundation

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Ten Mercer County restaurants will participate in the Arc of Mercer County

Howland downs Jefferson for 18th

JEFFERSON -- Marianne Krececzowski scored 19 points while Darcy Quinlan added 17 to lead the Howland


INFORMATION If you go Getting there: The Pratt Museum of Natural History is on the southeast


BIRDS Count being conducted The Great Backyard Bird Count is currently being conducted on a


EVENTS Erie Dearie North East Ohio Outdoor Show, March 1-3, Eastwood Expo Center, Niles. 17th


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MERCER, PA. Festival draws crafters galore

Proceeds help develop the arts in the school district and sponsor exchange students. By LAURI

Traficant is taking a big risk in being unprepared for trial

Opinion: It is always dangerous to speculate about the outcome of a battle, whether political or legal, in

Writing group to meet

Writing group to meet The critique group Focus on Fiction will meet at Barnes & amp; Noble in


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--E. Savannah (M.Rowland)10.205.403.60 Amazon Express

MIKE BRAUN A rise in deer limits?

The Ohio Wildlife Council heard proposals last week for Ohio deer hunting for 2002 that could give

KEYSTONE CLIPS Be a sweetheart and hit the road

Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Robbins of Greenville, R-50th, spent Valentine's Day on the road, traveling