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Christmas decorations must be removed from graves in St. Stephen Cemetery in Niles by March 15.

Christmas decorations must be removed from graves in St. Stephen Cemetery in Niles by March 15.

SALEM ROTARY Fellowships go to 3 past presidents

The recipients received plaques during a meeting. SALEM -- The Salem Rotary Club awarded Bryce W.

YOUNGSTOWN Federal officials tour empty private prison

The officials gave no indication of the government's plans. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN Ky. inmate indicted in 21-year-old murder

Authorities think the victim was killed in Canfield in April 1981, though his body was never

DIV. III GIRLS Sophomore leads Crestview in upset of South Range


Butler Institute of American Art to be setting for student recital

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Music Teachers Association will present a group of students in a free,

Congressman: Enron tape conflicts with testimony

Congressman: Enron tape conflicts with testimony WASHINGTON -- A videotape of a meeting at Enron

YOUNGSTOWN Ky. inmate indicted in 1981 murder

Authorities think the victim was killed in Canfield in April 1981, though his body was never

Commissioners face challengers in primary

Kenneth A. Carano is the only incumbent Ohio House member from the Valley to face primary

U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT Final liquidation of CSC approaches

Most of the bankrupt steel mill was already liquidated at auction last October. By CYNTHIA

4 request appointment to fill vacancy

MERCER, Pa. -- Four people have asked Mercer County Common Pleas Court to appoint them to fill a


INSIDE/A3 UA listing of all primary election candidates and issues for Mahoning, Trumbull and

WARREN Man gets 3 years for fatal crash

The father and stepfather of the victim had asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence on the


NORTHFIELD ENTRIES TODAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--TROT, NW200PSCD, 2,000, 1 MI Sassy Charmer,R Miller;

YOUNGSTOWN Driver in fatal crash charged

The defendant spent a month in the hospital after the crash. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF

PRIMARY ELECTION Candidates and issues

Candidates, issues and questions on the May 7 primary election ballots. (an * denotes an incumbent)

Panel will devise course plan

City council's recently formed Avalon committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. By AMANDA C.

DAILY SCHEDULE Upcoming events

TODAY Alpine Skiing At Park City Mountain Resort Women's Giant Slalom, Noon. Bobsleigh At

CO. COUNTY 911 Consultant recommends four points for answering

Planners must determine how many answering points the 911 system will have and where they'll be

DISTRICT 10-AA BOYS Wilmington ousted from playoffs by Mercyhurst Prep


TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Ex-aide says practices worried him

The congressman's ex-chief of staff said his boss was fun to be with and has a good heart. By

DIV. III GIRLS Warren JFK doubles up on Grand Valley; Badger loses

Jenny Place became Badger's all-time leading scorer as she ended her career with 1,405 points. By

LAWRENCE COUNTY STUDY To prosper, focus on I-79 corridor, consultant says

The study will be part of the county's plan for future economic development. By LAURE CIOFFI

Right-wing propagandist unfairly assails Democrats

Opinion: Right-wing propagandist unfairly assails Democrats EDITOR: The writer of the Feb. 13 letter

ON TELEVISION From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 4-5 p.m. -- Speed skating (10,000m). 8-11:30 p.m. -- Figure skating (champions


St. Elizabeth Jerri Allason and Dennis Randall, 38 Parnell St., Youngstown, girl, Feb. 18.

Honored for wreath

Honored for wreath LORDSTOWN -- The Ohio Christmas Tree Association has awarded top honors in the

INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

The following people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury: Harold E. Mozingo,

WARREN Suit alleges city reneged on pact

The city law director said the suit wasn't unexpected. By AMANDA C. DAVIS and PEGGY SINKOVICH

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YOUNGSTOWN Shooting leaves YSU student 'critical' and on life support

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Youngstown State University student was in critical condition on life support at St.

Concordia Chorus installs officers

YOUNGSTOWN -- Sam McKinney of Salem was seated as president of Concordia Chorus when the


Opinion: THE BUSH PLAN: KYOTO-LITE Chicago Tribune: Shortly after taking office, President Bush rejected

Teen faces charges in plot to kill dad

NESHANNOCK, Pa. -- A 16-year-old boy is in custody of Lawrence County juvenile authorities, accused

YOUNGSTOWN Driver in crash faces multiple charges

The defendant spent a month in the hospital after the crash. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF

CAMPAIGN 2002 An advantage for Akron rep?

Only one Democratic challenger can match the political experience of Rep. Sawyer. By DAVID

DIV. II GIRLS Salem, West Branch win tourney games at Fitch

The Quakers outlasted Hubbard in two overtimes on Alyson Cotter's goal, while the Warriors rolled

LAWRENCE COUNTY Web site to list property values

The Web site will give landowners a chance to compare property values. By LAURE CIOFFI


WWW.VINDY.COM UA list of candidates for Mahoning County precinct committee people will be posted

COLLEGE BASKETBALL YSU finally jells to end 13-game slump

Ryan Patton surpassed 1,000 points as the Penguins ended the drought with a 69-55 win over

LTV STEEL Angelo: N.Y. firm has put in a bid for coke plant

One bidder wants the coke plants and three LTV steel mills, city official says. By PETER H.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVING Donadee, Reese are 12th for Canfield; Zuzic finishes 17th

Matt Zuzic fell 12 spots from his fifth-place showing in last year's state diving meet. By JOE

UNION TOWNSHIP Residents' queries heat up meeting

Much of the controversy centered on the decision to hire someone to supervise the police chief. By

E. Side man pleads innocent to 25 counts of child rape

YOUNGSTOWN -- A secret indictment accusing an East Side man of 25 counts of rape alleges that he

WOMEN'S HOOPS Viall sparkles to key 67-46 win over YSU

The Penguins couldn't stop Maria Viall and Wisconsin-Milwaukee's three scoring runs, as the Panthers


The city park board handled these issues Thursday: Approved a $33,000 contract for Tom Ciminelli

GAIL WHITE Simple picture became a sanctuary in the fog

It was a Wednesday, and I was walking around in a dazed stupor. It was like my mind was in a thick

DIV. III GIRLS Tigers' uprising nets win

Newton Falls climbed out of a 10-point hole to tie the game in regulation, then spurted away to beat


SURPLUS FOOD Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, 8:30-10 a.m.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics

At the 2002 Winter Olympics UThe Russian and U.S. men's hockey teams meet in a semifinal game at

HERMITAGE Officials: Too soon to seek $9.2M for plant

Officials said Sharon should wait to see if Upper Shenango Valley can halt its surface water


YSU Michaelis, Gaines sweep awards INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State swept the Horizon League


March 27 -- Richard Boyatzis, professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.933.05 Bank One, .84, 34.8034.85 Clear Channel,

TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Ex-aide tells of efforts to aid Cafaro

The congressman's office was pushing the new technology developed by the aerospace company. By

WARREN Landfill smell can be treated, health official says

Levels of hydrogen sulfide at the site have been deemed harmless. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

UNITED BOARD OF EDUCATION Death of member shocks, saddens many

The retired Beaver educator was elected to the United school board in November. By NANCY TULLIS


TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES BEAVER The township trustees took the following action Thursday night:

MAHONING COUNTY Officials OK purchase of new voting system

Youngstown, Struthers and Campbell will be the first to use the new equipment. By BOB JACKSON

NILES Retired principal gets honor

Board members forgave about $20,000 in delinquent taxes for the library board. By DENISE DICK

YSU SYMPOSIUM Arrogance of leaders often causes businesses to fail, speaker says

The speaker started his career at Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube in the 1970s. By CYNTHIA

Tribe returns

Tribe returns It's a new-look Cleveland Indians team: the payroll has been trimmed from $90

WARREN Suit: City reneged on pact

The city law director said the suit wasn't unexpected. By AMANDA C. DAVIS and PEGGY SINKOVICH

YOUNGSTOWN Board rejects proposal for charter school

One board member called charter schools 'charlatan schools.' By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

Meeting rescheduled

Meeting rescheduled NILES -- The board of education has changed its next meeting to March 20 in


ADVISERS X4-H Saddle Horse Advisers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ohio State University Trumbull


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Raymond S. Herman, 30, of 11312 Ellsworth Road, North Jackson,

SHARON City council restores job title, tax clerk position

The receiver of taxes said her office is falling behind in its paperwork and needs help. By HAROLD

Car, pickup collide, leaving 1 man dead

Car, pickup collide, leaving 1 man dead HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said Steve Gurrera, 84, of

Van falls from hauler

Van falls from hauler YOUNGSTOWN -- No one was hurt when a motorist crashed into a van that fell

Judge Markus should have been removed from hearing MVSD cases a long time ago

Opinion: Would that Judge Richard M. Markus could get half as incensed about public officials who betray the