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TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Ex-chief of staff delivers blow to vendetta theory

The trial resumes Monday with more testimony about contractors. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


Former Sen. Meshel gives $100,000 to YSU

Former Sen. Meshel gives $100,000 to YSU YOUNGSTOWN -- Former State Sen. Harry Meshel, a 1949


TEMPLE EMMANUEL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 108 W. INDIANOLA AVE., YOUNGSTOWN, 1 TO 4 P.M. SUNDAY. FOOD AND CLOTHING.

Food distribution notices are to be submitted by 3 p.m. the day before they are to be published.


Spartans shut down Niles' sharpshooters

Matt Marks had a double-double to lead Boardman to victory. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR


CANFIELD SHOOTING Evidence points to suicide

The evidence suggests the man and woman were shot with the same gun, the police chief says.


OHIO Group: Birth-defect tracking is needed

The March of Dimes wants a monitoring system to track birth defects until the child is five years


REGION

REGION Sky Financial dividends YOUNGSTOWN -- Sky Financial Group has declared a first-quarter


Hoover-Keck engagement is announced

POLAND -- The Rev. Dr. Robert and Linda Hoover of Poland are announcing the engagement of their


Angolan army says it killed rebel leader

Angolan army says it killed rebel leader LUANDA, Angola -- Jonas Savimbi, leader of the rebel


Plea withdrawal asked

Plea withdrawal asked WARREN -- Eric Lee Porterfield, 29, of Warren has filed a motion asking


WARREN 'Bad Blood' will erupt at Packard main event

The Power Pac Award will go to top-ranked heavyweight Randy Stephens. WARREN -- John "Macho


BASKETBALL Harding boys rout Ursuline 69-52

The Irish cut the lead at halftime and continued the comeback before the Raiders' decisive run.


RABBI FRANKLIN MULLER Purim: a festive holiday in our trying times

The jolly holiday of Purim will be observed in the Jewish world this year on Monday evening and


WARREN Call police if worried, landfill neighbors told

The city has someone available to take gas readings. WARREN -- People affected by the smell coming


PA. DISTRICT 10 Sheffield, West Middlesex win

Commodore Perry dropped a 50-47 contest to the Panthers, while the Big Red rolled over Linesville.


Ground-breaking ceremony to mark start of road-widening

YOUNGSTOWN -- A groundbreaking ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday to mark the start of


TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Badger needs overtime to tie for crown

The Braves turned back Newton Falls 64-53 to share the league title with LaBrae. By BOB ROTH


GRADUATES

Bachelor's degrees unless otherwise noted. MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ILL. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jenny


EASTER

EASTER Services listing The Vindicator will run a listing of area services that are open to the


Congressional races top the election filings list

Opinion: It has long been the complaint of state government that the Mahoning Valley does not speak with one


County mechanic suspended in bomb episode

The suspect says he is innocent and will file another lawsuit against the county. By BOB JACKSON


Harding's King beats own records for third spot in swimming contest

Canfield junior Meghan Linnelli wasn't satisfied with her performance. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR


Forum Health Northside

Forum Health Northside Minnie Martinez, 1123 Detroit Ave., Youngstown, boy, Feb. 22. Thomas and


Commissioner drops his idea of legal suit

The county prosecutor said there is no legal precedent for such a lawsuit. By BOB JACKSON


Reps advise: One of you quit

Local state House members expect one of the leading Valley candidates to be pressured into


WIN, PLACE & amp; SHOW

NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st--Super Blue Tick32.4010.208.40 Blest and Crowned(T


COLUMBUS Taft picks Canton man for board of education

Two Mahoning County candidates had wanted the post. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.833.15 Bank One,.84,34.4434.66 Clear Channel, 47.96


& acute;Call police if worried, landfill neighbors told

The city has someone available to take gas readings. WARREN -- People affected by the smell coming


KINDERGARTEN Registration

St. Charles School, Boardman -- 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for members of


Miner-Gonzalez wedding to be in North Lima

STRUTHERS -- Announced by Russ and Lori Miner, 73 Wilson St., are plans for the upcoming marriage of


YSU student dies after North Side shooting

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Youngstown State University student who was found shot Thursday afternoon on the


Evidence points to suicide

The evidence suggests the man and woman were shot with the same gun, the police chief says.


Miss Hamments, G.P. Helmlinger to wed July 13

HUBBARD -- Announcement is being made by Phyllis and Art Kourian, 105 Grandview Ave., of the


Seeking the right combination

Seeking the right combination Now that the team's big hitters are gone, Cleveland Indians


SOUTH AVENUE Ceremony to mark start of road-widening

YOUNGSTOWN -- A groundbreaking ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday to mark the start of


Already in one seat, judge vies for another

Judge Christley said she is running against a colleague so voters have a choice in the upcoming


GOLF

GOLF Campbell -- The Campbell Golf League's winter meeting will be held Saturday, March 2, at 7


DAILY SCHEDULE Upcoming events

TODAY Alpine Skiing At Deer Valley Resort Men's Slalom, Noon Bobsleigh At Utah Olympic


MAHONING COUNTY County mechanic suspended in bomb episode

The suspect says he is innocent and will file another lawsuit against the county. By BOB JACKSON


CANFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Permanent 9-11 memorial will honor victims, heroes

City officials and veterans will take part in the dedication. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR


June wedding set for Deana DePinto and Matthew May

POLAND -- Plans for the forthcoming wedding of Deana M. DePinto and Matthew S. May are being


YSU BASKETBALL Today's game

MEN Who: YSU (4-22) vs. IP-Fort Wayne (7-19). When: 7:35 p.m. Where: Beeghly Center. Coaches: John


Kerri Vesely to be bride of Mathew Benson

GIRARD -- Plans for the early summer wedding of Kerri Michelle Vesely, 1305 41st St. N.W., Canton,


17TH DISTRICT RACE Reps advise: One of you quit

Local state House members expect one of the leading Valley candidates to be pressured into


ON TELEVISION From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 1:30-5:30 p.m. -- Ice hockey (bronze medal game), speed skating (women's 5000m)


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL FRIDAY'S SCORES AREA Lakewood St. Edward 76, Chaney 54 Massillon Washington


To tell the truth

Opinion: The Pentagon is calling its plan for a propaganda war "Strategic Influence." But when the Soviets


THE MIDDLE EAST Christian peacemakers peck away at conscience of Israeli soldiers

These 'aggressive pacifists' put their faith on the firing line. By CAMERON W. BARR CHRISTIAN


Crime victims

Crime victims In 1999, pupils ages 12 through 18 were victims of about 2.5 million total crimes at


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Randall E. Knapp, 24, of 16460 Heiser Road, Berlin Center, and


Date announced for Corbin-Stein summer wedding

WARREN -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Corbin of Warren are announcing the engagement of their daughter,


New U.S. citizens

New U.S. citizens YOUNGSTOWN -- Five people were naturalized as United States citizens Friday


Battle looms for GOP posts

A candidate for chairman of the Mahoning County Democrats says she has commitments from nearly every


PREP SWIMMING A win worth smiling about

Boardman junior Tyler O'Halloran cruised to Friday's state title in the 50-yard freestyle. By JOE


YSU

YSU Penguins sign soccer standouts YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State head soccer coach Liz Bartley


World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer YOUNGSTOWN -- Friday's World Day of Prayer offers prayer and unity. Men and