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LORDSTOWN SCHOOLS Board moves toward decision

The board gave a 3 percent increase to the career center principal for this school year. By DENISE

25 counts of rape

25 counts of rape YOUNGSTOWN -- A 40-year-old East Side man pleaded innocent to 25 counts of rape.

BABY SHOTS Vaccine supply runs short

Officials hope the problem will be resolved by spring. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Leewayne L. Rowe, 31, of 58 McClure, Struthers, and Candace M.

WARREN Auditor: Deck loses money

The city will pay off its contribution to the deck in two years, an official says. By AMANDA C.

TRUMBULL COUNTY Judge cuts sentence in hit-skip homicide

The Howland man has served two years and four months in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

GOLDBERG CASE Who reneged? Judge to decide

SEWER RATES New charges Monthly rates, per cubic foot of water used, for those on the city sewer

WARREN Concern over stench spreads

A meeting to address the stench will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

U.S. HOUSE Williams to seek 6th District seat

A local defense attorney is considering a run in the 17th Congressional District. By DAVID

Bush's policies evidence of fiscal irresponsibility

Opinion: Bush's policies evidence of fiscal irresponsibility EDITOR: I was always under the impression

YOUNGSTOWN Panel's recommendation: Suspend Cox's law license

Supreme Court justices will have the final word on Cox's disciplinary fate. By BOB JACKSON

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Recorder considers seeking GOP nod for commissioner

The county Republican Party would appoint a successor if an officeholder runs for a different post


BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Poland 56, Chaney 50 Canton Timken 67, Rayen 48 Fitch

Council proposals target Avalon South course

WARREN -- City councilman Alford Novak, D-2nd, Bob Marchese, D-at large, and James "Doc" Pugh,

Cops: Fight turned into a shootout

FARRELL, Pa. -- Police say that what appears to be a gunbattle with shots being fired from two cars

TRAFICANT TRIAL Witness describes farm work

The congressman will travel to Florida with prosecutors next week to question a witness. By

NEW CASTLE Hospital seeks heroes for awards

Dinner proceeds help pay for free hospital care. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County residents can

UP CLOSE Matt Zuzic

Three best area divers? "Well, me and Jon [Donadee, also from Canfield], but there's really no one

Maluso, Noga to discuss proposed arena

Maluso, Noga to discuss proposed arena YOUNGSTOWN -- Two people who served on the recently

POLICE BLOTTER Canfield city, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD Feb. 14 K-9: The Canfield Police Department's K-9 dog

Pa. candidate supports tariffs

The speaker called for creating a state loan guarantee program to help steel companies fund plant

TRAFICANT TRIAL Ex-assistant takes the Fifth

The congressman will travel to Florida with prosecutors next week to question a witness. By

PREP BASKETBALL Austintown Fitch edges Canfield

The 45-42 loss left the Cards with their first sub-.500 season since the mid-'80s. By CHUCK


Preliminary notice of fair market value will be mailed to all Lawrence County property owners next


NORTHFIELD RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Ulterior Motive11.004.404.20 Wakeshire Wyatt (J

WARREN Auditor: Parking deck loses money

The city will pay off its contribution to the deck in two years, an official says. By AMANDA C.

HUBBARD TWP. Report: Blasting isn't to blame

Seventeen homeowners have complained about cracked walls. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Warren council to vote on utility extension

WARREN -- City council will soon vote on legislation to provide water and sewer service to a new

NEW CASTLE Residents to receive property valuations

People who disagree with the new values can appeal them through April. By LAURE CIOFFI

Taxpayers shouldn't provide chauffeur and aide during Traficant's trial in Cleveland

Opinion: There's a remarkable arrogance to the 17th District's congressman. At the very time that James A.

STRUTHERS SCHOOLS Board approves '02-'03 calendar

Construction of a high school is slightly ahead of schedule, the superintendent says. By PETER H.


AGENDA THURSDAY McDonald Community Chest, 7 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church.

Rogge, NBC put best foot forward

The things you can learn in mid-winter watching the networks of NBC: UTwenty-two years ago

Pa. trooper promoted

Pa. trooper promoted MERCER, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania State Police sergeant serving as supervisor of

Upshire, Klingensmith top scorers for Badger

Lakeview and Hubbard were also winners. The Eagles ended the regular season with a 9-11 record.

BOYS HOOPS Niles hits 17 3s, rolls to 15th

Tyler Spencer went 7-for-8 from long range for 21 points in the first half. By BRIAN RICHESSON

SCHEDULE Upcoming events

TODAY Alpine Skiing At Deer Valley Resort Women's Slalom, Noon. Biathlon At Soldier Hollow

YOUNGSTOWN Council to vote on rate rise to fund sewer-system fixes

The average household sewer bill of $32.87 a month would rise to $38.09 in 2006 and settle the suit.

CHAMPION Student enters plea of guilt

The defense attorney said her client could face up to a year in the state Department of Youth


St. Elizabeth John and Krista Reese, 330 Cranberry Run Drive, girl, Feb. 19. Jennifer Sontag and

YOUNGSTOWN State panel: Suspend Cox's license



FRIDAY Holy Trinity Church, 250 Bridge St., Struthers, will be selling potato, cabbage and lekvar

Canfield's Matt Zuzic expects to contend for diving crown

There's 11 dives; the winner will be the one who executes them all. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR


REGION Vindicator seeks stories from eBay ventures YOUNGSTOWN -- Are you making a living with

TAC BOYS Champion can't contain LaBrae

The Vikings stayed tied with Badger atop the conference standings. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

PREP SWIMMING State Championships

When: Thursday through Saturday. Where: C.T. Branin Natatorium, 1715 Harrison Ave. N.W., Canton.

GAIL WHITE They're Gold Star Mothers, and they'd rather not be

In 1918, the early days of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson acted upon a request made by the

EU sanctions won't assure fair elections in Zimbabwe

Opinion: Monday's decision by the European Union to impose economic and diplomatic sanctions on the southern

Former radical goes on trial in slaying

Former radical goes on trial in slaying ATLANTA -- A sheriff's deputy testified Tuesday that the

Hospital upgrades victim of crash

LISBON -- Terry L. Endsley, 36, of Newgarden Avenue, Salem, remains in Akron City Hospital, where he

Seasons winding down

Seasons winding down Youngstown State will play host to a basketball doubleheader Thursday night

ON TELEVISION From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 4-5 p.m. -- Biathlon (4x7.5km relay). 8-11:30 p.m. -- Alpine skiing (women's

Wooster beats Allegheny

WOOSTER -- The College of Wooster men's basketball team advanced to the North Coast Athletic


HUBBARD CITY COUNCIL USaw Auditor Michael C. Villano presented with a certificate of achievement


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OHIO Turnpike workers union rejects state's report

Tollkeepers want protection from layoffs if automation is installed. NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio -- By a

CAMPBELL-STRUTHERS Red Devils step up to beat rival

Campbell prevailed despite leading scorer Terrell Harris being held to six points. By PAUL TRGOVAC

WESTERN PA. Sharon wins game for D-10's top seed

The Tigers and Grove City will begin the playoffs on Friday. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

FARRELL Klaric says he will run for Senate

Creating family-sustaining jobs is the major goal of his campaign. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

COLUMBIANA Officials to prepare specs, locate funding for firetruck

Council approved a one-year contract for mutual aid fire protection with Fairfield Township.

SWIMMING Rachael Feurtado splashes back from injury

The Mooney High senior has recovered from a broken kneecap and is in the state meet for the second


Opinion: POST-ENRON PROGRESS Washington Post: It's been about a month since Enron emerged as a full-blown

Authorities check report of gun threats

YOUNGSTOWN -- A girl who was to return to Kirkmere Elementary School today after a suspension

GIRLS DIVISION III Sterling hits 28, sparks Newton Falls to romp

The Tigers rolled to a 66-41 win over Garrettsville Garfield. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR

UP CLOSE Rachael Feurtado

Three best area swimmers: "Canfield's Meghan Linnelli, Boardman's Tyler O'Halloran, Warren Harding's

SALEM Sewer plant upgrade discussed

Council plans to meet tonight to vote on placing a parks levy renewal on the ballot. By NORMAN


YSU Softball team moves to McCune YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State softball program will have

Classy Ohno is back on ice

He displayed good sportsmanship after being knocked to the ground in the 1,000-meter race. Tonight,

SHARON Project to cause late start of school

Fund-raising groups will have to provide financial audits and a variety of other information before

Shots fired at house

Shots fired at house GIRARD -- An East Howard Street man told police someone fired several shots