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TRAFICANT TRIAL Expert: Rep is making errors

An effective defense attorney doesn't repeat the same questions, especially if they are damaging, a


TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Down on the farm, making hay requires the right conditions

By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER CLEVELAND -- Anyone who wants to learn how to bale


JENNY WINGARD R. BRIAN NEWHARD

JENNY WINGARD R. BRIAN NEWHARD GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Jenny R. Wingard, daughter of Marty and Sharon


Sales tax wrong weapon against commissioners

Opinion: Sales tax wrong weapon against commissioners EDITOR: One of the difficulties in being a


LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

AUSTINTOWN -- Howard Johnson International has presented a Quality Excellence award and a


INFORMATION

INFORMATION If you go WHERE TO STAY For lodging options, try Salt Lake City information at


WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Feb. 24: TODAY Post 6488, VFW, 2065 Coitsville-Hubbard Road,


SCOTT SHALAWAY It's time for wood frogs to emerge

On a late February day more than 10 years ago, a crust of ice rimmed the many small puddles that


Girls basketball player has all the right moves

By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF CANFIELD -- Erin Martin is always on the move, and


HUNTING Buckmasters keeps granting wishes

41 critically ill from 18 states got to go on a hunting trip. MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- For Andrew Webb,


FASHION SHOW Angels of Easter Seals plans annual event

Models will be accompanied by past and present Easter Seals children. BOARDMAN -- Angels of Easter


BIG DROP

BIG DROP New construction In 2001, new construction dropped to its lowest point in the last six


IN CAREERS: THAT JOB INTERVIEW IS NOT ALL ABOUT YOU. UNDERSTANDING THAT CAN HELP YOU LAND THE JOB.

IN CAREERS: THAT JOB INTERVIEW IS NOT ALL ABOUT YOU. UNDERSTANDING THAT CAN HELP YOU LAND THE JOB.


HEALTH CARE

HEALTH CARE AUSTINTOWN -- Dr. J.P. Shah has accepted the position of medical director for


Black firefighters group to have open house

Black firefighters group to have open house YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Black Fire Fighters


JACK WOLLITZ 2002 shaping up as busy

A busy fishing season is taking shape in northeastern Ohio, as event organizers are staking claim to


KRISTEN OLIVA RICHARD WHITED II

KRISTEN OLIVA RICHARD WHITED II CANFIELD -- The marriage of Kristen Diane Oliva, 738 Beaver Ave.,


Buell Motorcycle has introduced what's believed to be the first motorcycle that uses the frame for a

Buell Motorcycle has introduced what's believed to be the first motorcycle that uses the frame for a


POLAND -- Rochelle Hancock always had had a dream to open a gift shop, so she took advantage of some

POLAND -- Rochelle Hancock always had had a dream to open a gift shop, so she took advantage of some


Making your home look and smell good is a key component of selling it, real estate agents say.

Making your home look and smell good is a key component of selling it, real estate agents say. By


FUND-RAISER Rescue Mission plans art auction

The event at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex will feature 45 artists and galleries. BOARDMAN -- A


Tickets to see Trade Center site

Tickets to see Trade Center site Visitors to New York who want to see ground zero from the newly


SMALL COLLEGE ROUNDUP Hardie leads Bethany to PAC crown

Bethany's men's team made it a sweep in the conference tournament championship games. BETHANY,


COLUMBUS Cancer society's Lobby Day focuses on insurance for tests

Legislation would ensure coverage for colorectal and prostate cancer screening. COLUMBUS -- House


AVALON SOUTH Some support special audit

A state audit would be costly for the city, an official said. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR


HERMITAGE Officials unfazed by less building

The city had more than $30 million in new building projects in both 1999 and 2000. By HAROLD GWIN


NILES TV soap stars lure fans to garden show

A surprising number of men were in the line to meet the TV hunks, the show's producer said. By


Airline to remove in-flight phones

By KEITH L. ALEXANDER WASHINGTON POST American Airlines is scrapping its in-flight phones. As


BOXING Tune-up bouts set at Buckeye Elks

Saturday's 10-bout event will be the third program in a series of amateur boxing shows honoring the


FAST FACTS Population control

Community Helping Animals in Need, a local nonprofit group dedicated to solving the pet


BOYS STATE SWIMMING O'Halloran nearly pulls off the upset

The Boardman junior finished second in the 100 freestyle behind Firestone. By JOE SCALZO


Nicole M. Nero to be bride of Mr. Hackstedde

Announcement of the engagement of Nicole M. Nero, 175 Rocky Ledge Drive, Struthers, and Michael E.


RAY SWANSON | Keystoner Kelly, Stallworth deserve HOF honors

Two good old guys from the Keystone State will have their day in the sun on Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.


SHARON Hospital settles case with fired workers

The National Labor Relations Board had filed unfair labor practice charges against the hospital.


Parents announce Davis-Burns engagement

Betsy Davis of New Springfield and Dallas Burns of Liberty are engaged. The announcement is made


Miss Passarelli, Mr. Siciliano to wed April 20

YOUNGSTOWN -- Marlea Passarelli, 951 Kirwan Drive, is revealing plans for the upcoming marriage of


GREENVILLE, PA. Council investigates sports complex

The opening date for the sports facility is uncertain. By LAURI GALENTINE VINDICATOR


Harrells mark 50th anniversary at reception

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Harrell of 1148 Miami St. renewed their marriage vows Feb. 23 at


Couple has Eagle eyes

The couple has been watching bald eagles locally since 1983. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Police nab suspect in federal office burglary

Police nab suspect in federal office burglary LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Authorities arrested a 24-year-


NBA ROUNDUP Saturday's games

Mavericks 111, Kings 97 DALLAS -- Steve Nash scored 28 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and


Officers installed by Boardman AARP

BOARDMAN -- The installation of officers who will head Boardman Chapter 2206, AARP, during the


YOUNGSTOWN Board's planning keeps libraries ahead in funding

The library system has adopted a variety of money-saving and revenue-enhancement strategies. By


DIV. II GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Poland, Howland prevail

The Metro Athletic Conference rivals will meet again, with the stakes raised. By GREG GULAS


WARREN Operator's suit postpones action on golf course, law director says

Council members would like an independent assessment of Avalon South's condition. By MARALINE


Holy Bible comes alive at museum

Volunteers built the displays, and there are so many that you could stay all day. Every year more


Small step or giant leap?

By LAURIE M. FISHER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT hether it's a jig, a jump, or a jet & eacute;,


COURTS

COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY Divorces asked Amy Jo Rosenbaum, 1411 Opal Drive, Wellsville, vs.


Kami Zelonka, Russell Brown set wedding date

BOARDMAN -- Announced by John and Sheryl Zelonka, 8045 Hunting Valley Drive, is the engagement of


WASHINGTONVILLE Vietnam trips help veterans

Phil Kinsey said ministering to the war's veterans is his life's calling. By NANCY TULLIS


Baseball previews

Baseball previews Spring training capsules and Grapefruit League schedules for the Indians and


SUITABLE PLANTS

SUITABLE PLANTS Start with these If you want to try your hand at forcing, these are good


MAHONING VALLEY Steel companies are mixed over tariff proposal

One company says the proposal doesn't go far enough, but others say it's not needed. By CYNTHIA


CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION Teacher of the year

Penny Wells, a Youngstown City Schools teacher for 32 years, is the Ohio VFW Teacher of the Year for


BLOOD DRIVES

BLOOD DRIVES TUESDAY American Red Cross Austintown Donor Center, 57 Westchester Drive, noon to 7


OHIO COUNTIES In economic slump, recorders see boom

Fee collections in local county recorders' offices hit all-time highs last year. By BOB JACKSON


VETERANS

VETERANS Young advocate LAKE MILTON -- Nikki Mendicino, 13, known as the World's Youngest


DISTRICT 10 PLAYOFF Grove City holds off Fort LeBoeuf charge

The Eagles limited standout Danielle Freeburg to six points. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR


PREP BOWLING SCORES & amp; SCHEDULE

MAHONING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING CONFERENCE VARSITY BOYS Results, Feb. 20 Ursuline 2628,


SCHEDULE Today

TODAY Cross-Country Skiing At Soldier Hollow Women's 30km Classical, 11:30 a.m. Ice Hockey


MIKE BRAUN DU chapter observes 10 years

Ten years ago I wrote a column citing a need for a Ducks Unlimited chapter for the Columbiana County


1992

1992 YOUNGSTOWN *1st Ward -- 52 percent *2nd Ward -- 61 percent 3rd Ward -- 58 percent 4th Ward


CRIME SOLVERS Mercer County

A church arson is the focus of Mercer County Crime Solvers this week: Crime: Arson and burglary.


Lever was the top-selling deodorant soap in 2001 with almost 20 percent of the market. Dial and

Lever was the top-selling deodorant soap in 2001 with almost 20 percent of the market. Dial and


SALEM 12 share in the big payout as Lotto ticket hits for $17M

The group plays regularly but only when the jackpot exceeds $10 million. By NORMAN LEIGH


LIBRARY SCHEDULES | Events planned for March

YOUNGSTOWN AND MAHONING COUNTY & quot;Adventures in Art: Celebrate Youth Art Month. &


Carneys observe 50th anniversary at private dinner

POLAND -- Mr. and Mrs. William J. Carney, 2984 Algonquin Drive, celebrated their golden wedding


PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. Getting people off the plane and on a Harley

The airport rental outlet will store luggage and other items for those who want to hit the road


TOP 10

TOP 10 Giants among podunks America's most historic small towns, as ranked by ePodunk


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MILTON TOWNSHIP Trustees split on need for cop levy

The levy would allow police to provide 24-hour protection to the community, according to the chief.


Kerry Sprankle, Robert Reid plan March wedding at Brookfield hall

MASURY -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of Kerry Sprankle and Robert Reid, both of 8123 Addison


Want to re-create some Olympic moments or fashion your own private Olympics? Your best bets are

Want to re-create some Olympic moments or fashion your own private Olympics? Your best bets are


Schuler-Steele wedding is set for mid-June

The engagement of Tiffany M. Schuler and Michael Steele, both of 7053 West Blvd., Boardman, is being


YOUNGSTOWN Volney Rogers teacher wins statewide honor

The Youth for Justice project shows students how citizenship in a democracy works. By WILLIAM K.


GIRLS DIV. IV ICL rivals work overtime, but Lowellville beats J-M

Western Reserve held Lordstown to 19 points in the other game. By GARY HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR


MILL CREEK MetroParks

March schedule: March 1 through April 7: Nature photography exhibit in the Weller Gallery at the


Man, 26, dies after being shot in neck

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 26-year-old man is dead after a shooting on Market Street early Saturday.


Bart Simpson will be visiting Eastwood Mall

Bart Simpson will be visiting Eastwood Mall NILES -- Bart Simpson, star of Fox Network's "The


Kitchen-Lucas engagement is announced

YOUNGSTOWN -- Announcement is being made by Merry Kitchen and Donald Kitchen, both of Youngstown, of


OHIO COUNTIES Recorders rake in fees as rates fall

Collections in local county recorders' offices hit all-time highs last year. By BOB JACKSON


KEYSTONE CLIPS PennDOT employees raise $33,135

Employees of District 1-0 of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation raised $33,135 for


Suszczynskis observe anniversary

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Suszczynski, 95 Iroquois St., are marking their 57th wedding


ALISON PARLINK JOSEPH PROTAIN

ALISON PARLINK JOSEPH PROTAIN CANFIELD -- Dr. Alison Parlink and Dr. Joseph Protain exchanged


Nicole Pacurar, Todd Smith to wed in spring

YOUNGTOWN -- Announcement of the engagement of Nicole Pacurar and Todd Smith, both of 808 Dorn


Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the


SIDELIGHTS For all seniors

SCOPE Howland Senior Center, 9273 High St. N.E., Warren, has planned the following activities:


Debra Blasiman, Guy Maggio set wedding date

COLUMBIANA -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Debra Sue Blasiman, and Guy Victor


Cancer society puts a spin on method of fund-raising

Proceeds from the event are earmarked for programs for cancer patients. BOARDMAN -- The American


WHAT'S DOING?

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


EVENTS

EVENTS Sports and recreation day scheduled April 20 A men's and women's outdoor sports and


ERIN MARTIN On file

School: Canfield. Year: Senior. Position: 5-foot-9 guard. Accolades: Averaged 18 points, 8


Finally, an end to the days of whine

Tonight, when you sit down to watch the closing ceremony of the Olympic games, here's a snack


CANADA RULES: The U.S. men's hockey team came close to repeating its gold medal performance from 1980. But the Americans lost the final game, 5-2 to Canada. C1

NEXT STOP, ITALY: Preparations begin for the Winter 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. Closing


BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

MONDAY DIVISION I At Canton Civic Center New Philadelphia vs. Canton Timken, 7 p.m.


CLEVELAND Traficant questions ex-chief of staff

An effective defense attorney doesn't repeat the same questions, especially if they are damaging, a


Forum Health Northside

Forum Health Northside Eve and Tim Peterson, 1921 Everett Ave., Youngstown, girl, Feb. 22 St.


TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's basketball

No. 1 Connecticut 80, Reuters 42 PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Swin Cash scored 18 points and No. 1


Children at risk because vaccines in short supply

Opinion: A year ago, tetanus shots had to be rationed because of a vaccine shortage, and doctors and


Longino-Massie wedding plans are announced

Announced are plans for the upcoming marriage of Candice A. Longino of Valdosta, Ga., a daughter of


Delta again offers frequent flier deal

Delta again offers frequent flier deal Last fall, several airlines tried to bolster bookings by


SERVICES

SERVICES Point Man Ministries As state coordinators for Point Man Ministries International,


Hints make it stylish to have a baby

BALTIMORE SUN Maternity designer Liz Lange is on a mission to dispel some fashion myths for


Pavilion reservations

Pavilion reservations UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Residents who wish to reserve pavilions at Scotland


Parents announce Stallman-Infante wedding date

Plans for the upcoming marriage of Bobbie Jo Stallman and Aniello Infante, both of 3016 Spring


Cracked glass can't break their spirits

By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER HE MOTHER OF GOD is whole again. And now she has more


Miss Stanislaw, Jason Jamieson to wed May 11

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Stanislaw, 4508 Plumbrook Drive, Canfield, and Mr. and Mrs. John Jamieson, 7376


ON TELEVISION From Salt Lake City

TODAY (NBC) 2:30-6 p.m. -- Ice hockey, U.S. vs. Canda. (gold medal game). 8-11 p.m. -- Closing


STATE SWIMMING How area athletes fared

Here's a look at how area swimmers and divers fared at this past weekend's state tournament at C.T.


LOCAL

LOCAL Schedules needed The Vindicator requests spring baseball, softball, track and field and


Jamie Webber, James Wilson Jr. to be married at St. Columba

YOUNGSTOWN -- Plans for a spring wedding are announced by Jamie L. Webber, 18 N. Dunlap Ave., and


REGION

REGION Few companies plan to hire, survey says WARREN -- Job seekers in the Mahoning Valley will


INDIANS & amp; PIRATES SCHEDULE

INDIANS FEBRUARY Thursday 28: vs. Minnesota at Winter Haven, Fla., 1:05 p.m. MARCH Friday 1:


MUSEUMS Area attractions

Arms Family Museum of Local History -- 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, (330) 743-2589: "Far From Home:


RECORD COLLECTIONS

RECORD COLLECTIONS Recorders' fees Recorders' offices in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull


FLOURISHING BUDS

FLOURISHING BUDS Here's how Little reminds us more quickly of nature's rejuvenating qualities


Haleys honored at dinner for 50th anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. James Haley of Youngstown were honored Feb. 21 at a family dinner at Lone


AGENDA

AGENDA MONDAY Hubbard Board of Education, 5:45 p.m. work session, 7 p.m. meeting; board room,


Hospice volunteer class

Hospice volunteer class EAST LIVERPOOL -- Hospice of the Valley offers a six-week training class


GIRLS STATE SWIMMING Linnelli is fourth in 100 freestyle

Junior Meghan Linnelli of Canfield High added to her seventh-place finish Friday in the 50


TELEPHONE SERVICES Is directory assistance reliable? Here's the 411

Getting a good number from directory assistance depends on the database and the operator's skill.


WIN, PLACE & amp; SHOW

NORTHFIELD RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Ready To Be Rich6.403.202.80 Smokestacklightnin(W Case


DISTRICT 10 PLAYOFF Bell's rebound key to Sharon victory

Her crucial grab came with 59 seconds left in the game. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR


GIRLS DIV. I Canfield bumped from tourney

The Cardinals, plagued by foul trouble, let their lead to Canton McKinley slip away. By JOE SCALZO


DEFINITIVES: The United Nations Postal Administration will begin its 2002 program on Friday with six

DEFINITIVES: The United Nations Postal Administration will begin its 2002 program on Friday with six


MAHONING, TRUMBULL Black areas lag in voter turnout, statistics show

A higher poverty level translates into lower voter turnout among blacks in some areas, says the head


FUGITIVE OF WEEK

FUGITIVE OF WEEK Devita Richard The FBI and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force are


Decision was business move

The factory's work appears all over the world. Suppose you were co-owner of a thriving business in


Stations prepare for HDTV

TV stations are spending millions of dollars to bring HDTV to the area. By DON SHILLING


SPAY DAY USA Event urges people to act responsibly

Several veterinary clinics work with the local organization to provide low-cost spay and neuter


Carousel capital

By CATHY SECKMAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT MANSFIELD, Ohio -- If you have fond memories -- and


State report doesn't treat Mahoning County kindly

Opinion: Mahoning County officials would be well advised to refrain from trying to sugarcoat the findings of


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES AREA TOURNAMENT DIVISION I At Alliance High School