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The contractor repeated that he 'owned' the congressman.

The contractor repeated that he 'owned' the congressman. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

LEETONIA School board considers adding a new principal

All-day kindergarten and the fate of two buildings are also on tonight's agenda. By NANCY TULLIS

SALEM School officials continue drug probe

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU SALEM -- City school authorities expect to decide soon


REGION Farmers National declares dividend CANFIELD -- Farmers National Banc Corp., the parent

Lack of oversight contributes to horror at crematorium

Opinion: After the shock of the initial reports wears off, the questions begin to arise. How could more

LTV STEEL Investment firm to offer $125M

The offer includes restarting LTV Steel operations immediately. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

Bucci says lawmaker tried to hide assets

Under cross-examination, the contractor repeated that he 'owned' the congressman. By PATRICIA

GAIL WHITE Parenting expert maintains child's point of view

I had just begun a phone interview with John Crudele, a professional speaker and author who will be


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HERMITAGE Gruitza will defend his seat in House

The incumbent said he offers 'a steady hand at the helm.' HERMITAGE, Pa. -- State Rep. Michael

MILTON TOWNSHIP County will help in grant writing

Township officials said they could use additional money to improve roads. By STAN DONALDSON

Warren JFK rolls to sectional final

HUBBARD -- The Warren JFK High boys basketball team advanced to a Division III sectional final by

Commandment Keepers Temple, 1331 Brighton St., Youngstown, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Food only; bring containers and identification.

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

COLUMBUS Word snags silence bill

The House members think an action by the U.S. Supreme Court bolsters their position. By JEFF

WARREN Letter: Hire lawyer for Avalon suit

The law director said he doesn't believe there's a conflict. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

CANFIELD All-day kindergarten not feasible, official says

A levy on the May ballot won't pay for all-day kindergarten, the superintendent said. By PETER H.

LAWRENCE COUNTY Panel debates change in government form

Former commissioners told the study group that the current form of government is best. By LAURE

Workshop on applying for grants is scheduled

Workshop on applying for grants is scheduled YOUNGSTOWN -- Reservations are being taken for a

Keyed by free throws, Struthers wins again

The Wildcats, on 18-for-20 foul shooting, beat Canfield for the third time this season to qualify

HORIZON LEAGUE Women's tournament field

(Listed according to seeds) No. 1 -- Wisconsin-Green Bay (21-6, 15-1). The Phoenix defeated

Chasing state glory

Chasing state glory Seventeen area athletes -- eight from Mahoning County, including three from

MAHONING VALLEY Food bank mounts drive

In 2001, Second Harvest distributed 4.1 million pounds of food, 900,000 pounds more than in 2000.

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Tonya Moore and Brian Gasior, 1998 Mathews Road, Apt. 3, Youngstown, boy, Feb. 24.

NEW CASTLE Loans, grants target facade improvements

Businesses on East Washington Street are eligible for the low-interest loans. By LAURE CIOFFI

TRUMBULL COUNTY Board rejects two petitions to run in upcoming primary

The rejection votes were unanimous. WARREN -- The Trumbull County Board of Elections has thrown

DIV. I Harding avoids early exit this time

The Raiders had four players in double figures against Cleveland John Hay. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU

DIV. IV Southington, Lordstown beat tourney rivals for third time

The Wildcats and Red Devils conquered Bloomfield and Ledgemont. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR

Daniel Pearl's slaughter must not go unpunished

Opinion: Daniel Pearl, a highly respected, dedicated reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was not murdered

Pharmacist's fortune to go to his victims

Pharmacist's fortune to go to his victims KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pharmacist who admitted watering

TRAFICANT ON TRIAL Bucci says lawmaker tried to hide assets

Under cross-examination, the contractor repeated that he 'owned' the congressman. By PATRICIA

DIV. I Patience, 'D' carry Falcons

By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT CANTON -- The Austintown Fitch High basketball team snapped

GREENVILLE Pa. official warns of drought

Mercer County is under a drought watch, but Lawrence County has normal water resources.


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BOARDMAN Rash of kitchen fires spurs call for caution

Firefighters say residents should double-check appliances before leaving home. By JOHN W. GOODWIN


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Barry and Jayla Leetch, 1147 Beard Road, New Waterford, boy, Feb. 26.

MAHONING COUNTY Officials retain CCA to oversee probations

The private company does the work at half the cost of a county-run department, officials say. By

Councilman becomes latest to relinquish post

The city's precinct committeemen will meet after March 15 to fill Joseph Manente's seat. By TIM


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Ryan J. Hively, 23, of 1600 N. Salem-Warren Road, North

YOUNGSTOWN Police launch probe into death of infant

The day-care operation that watched the baby is not licensed by the state. YOUNGSTOWN -- City

HORIZON LEAGUE YSU set to face Loyola on road

The Penguins and Ramblers square off in the women's tournament Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Chicago.

COLUMBUS State takes law license away from lawyer who stole money

The decision means he won't be able to practice law again in Ohio. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Ohio

TRUMBULL COUNTY Red Cross to teach CPR at event

The cost is $10 and includes training and the chance to test for certification. By DENISE DICK

Terrorist detainees get more than they deserve

Opinion: Terrorist detainees get more than they deserve EDITOR: You know what upsets me? People with

LENTINE CASE Prosecutor objects to early release

The defense attorney says the woman knows what she did was wrong and should be released from prison.

Pupil arrested

Pupil arrested YOUNGSTOWN -- An 11-year-old Summit Academy pupil was arrested on a felonious

PENNSYLVANIA Kennedy Catholic, West Middlesex win

The rivals from the Mercer County Athletic Conference advanced to the Class A District 10 final.

Wanted: The next Jeff Ryan

It's hard to imagine someone other than Jeff Ryan lining up under center for the Youngstown State

Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY Feb. 22: Drug paraphernalia: The assistant high

SHARON Vocal Hall sees a future for old Columbia theater

The key to the plan is to take the building away from Columbia Theatre Inc. By HAROLD GWIN

YOUNGSTOWN County to sell tax liens to recoup money owed

The county gets all its money up front while investors collect the delinquent tax amounts. By BOB

SHARON Plan to revitalize gets fresh ideas

A children's museum and a footbridge across the Shenango River were among residents' suggestions.

RAINBOW RENTALS Company cites costs for fourth quarter loss

The Canfield company spent more on advertising and payroll to boost the number of units on rent.

YOUNGSTOWN SUPERMAX PRISON Federal judge orders reforms in classifying inmates

There will be more security concerns with the new open-air recreation space, a councilman said.

YOUNGSTOWN Police arrest 4 men in 1 of 2 shootings

There were two shootings in the city Tuesday. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 32-year-old homeless man who was

GIRARD Council adopts balanced budget

The city's budget is balanced but fragile, mayor says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

Rep pushes the limits, expert says

The congressman has a lot more leeway as his own attorney compared with being just a defendant, an


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Port authority chief resigns from post

Port authority chief resigns from post VIENNA -- C. Dino Theofilos, chairman of the Western


THURSDAY Mahoning County District Health Board, 8:30 a.m., board offices, 50 Westchester Drive,

YSU grad disappointed by Anderson decision

Opinion: YSU grad disappointed by Anderson decision EDITOR: As an Arthur Andersen employee since 1988

TRUMBULL COUNTY Prosecutor opposes mother's early release

The defense attorney says the woman knows what she did was wrong and should be released from prison.

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Struggle brings success for man with Tourette's

Tourette's syndrome comes on as subtly as a blinking eye. For Robb Arent, 27, of Boardman, it


Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Snowmobiles don't belong in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, no matter

Court drops charges against teen in plot

Court drops charges against teen in plot NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Charges against a 16-year-old


LOCAL Scales leads Compass to win YOUNGSTOWN -- Jamar Scales fired in 30 points as the Compass