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TRAFICANT CASE Judge refuses to delay trial

CLEVELAND -- U.S. District Judge Lesley Brooks Wells denied today a request by U.S. Rep. James A.

Impose tariff to protect American steel industry

Opinion: Impose tariff to protect American steel industry EDITOR: Right now, President Bush is deciding

YOUNGSTOWN Murder trial ends in plea bargain

The same deal was offered and rejected before the trial started, prosecutors said. By BOB JACKSON

PREP FOOTBALL Sebring hires Joe Lee as new coach

SEBRING -- The Sebring board of education Wednesday hired Joe Lee, a lifetime resident of the

YOUNGSTOWN Restoration work runs ahead of plan

Full restoration of council's quarters would be a rare opportunity to recapture history, an

East Chicago official speaks to Warren council

A WL Ross & amp; Co. representative calls LTV a world-class operation with great potential.

EAST PALESTINE Deer carcasses prompt investigation

ODNR has a team of investigators that probe suspected poaching cases. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR

Port authority chief resigns from post

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

Warren should hire lawyer to fight golf course lawsuit

Opinion: Given the claim by Tony Joy Jr., who leases the Avalon South Golf Course from the city of Warren,

COLUMBIANA CO. Deadline for bills looms

Commissioners are postponing a request to appoint a member to a humane society board. By NORMAN

WPIAL BASKETBALL New Castle gains final again

The unbeaten Red Hurricanes will face Uniontown in the AAAA title matchup. By ERIC POOLE

Better infant health requires birth defects registry

Opinion: With the March of Dimes reporting that Ohio has earned an "F" for its failure to establish a birth

YOUNGSTOWN Board questions signing of petitions

The nominating petitions of 56 precinct committee candidates, mostly Mark Hanni Republicans, were

YOUNGSTOWN Paper box thief pleads guilty

Some of the crimes occurred when the defendant was out on bond on theft charges. By JoANNE VIVIANO

SHARON Winner drops plan to develop old plant

Winner said he will continue with the environmental cleanup at the plant and lease space to

MAHONING COUNTY Lawyers praise Goldberg ruling

The county bar association president said lawyers must be held to a higher standard. By MICHELE C.

WARREN City council approves measure for LaBrae

Forming a JEDD with Warren Township is still an option. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

TRUMBULL COUNTY Annex attempt denied

A commissioner said the annexation was denied because the annexation hearing was not advertised

UNION TOWNSHIP Chief files grievance over 5-day suspension

The chief's attorney said he thinks the suspension is the result of politics. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK

LIBERTY Shooting kills woman, wounds man

By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF LIBERTY -- One woman is dead and a man is hospitalized


THURSDAY XCol. Louis J. Campbell Post 3538, VFW, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at

Boardman is eliminated by East Liverpool

By TODD BELL VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT CANTON -- After defeating Boardman High earlier this

LaBrae upset in Div. III

Brookfield rallied past the top-seeded Vikings, 59-57. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR

Arbitrator to rule in cops' pact

WARREN -- An arbitrator will decide in about three weeks what is fair compensation for city patrol

Bidding farewell

Bidding farewell The Pittsburgh Steelers released fullback Jon Witman and backup offensive lineman

LIBERTY Cops seek suspect in shooting

The intersection was blocked off so the crime scene could be processed by investigators. By TIM

YOUNGSTOWN Ohio high court returns suit for wrongful death to trial level

A Youngstown mother sued the business and the security guard who shot her son. By MICHELE C.

YSU BASEBALL 2002 schedule

March 1 -- at Missouri 5 p.m. March 2 -- at Missouri 3 p.m. March 3 -- at Missouri 2 p.m. March 6 --

HORIZON BASKETBALL YSU's Perugini top newcomer

Jen Perugini led the Horizon League in rebounding. INDIANAPOLIS -- With Youngstown State entering

TOP 25 ROUNDUP Women's college basketball

No. 5 Oklahoma 75, No. 15 Texas Tech 56 NORMAN, Okla. -- Stacey Dales scored 14 of her 17 points

HORIZON LEAGUE YSU takes two-game optimism into meet

The Penguins finally have momentum entering Friday's game against UW-Green Bay. By PETE MOLLICA

YOUNGSTOWN Prepare for cuts, financial director warns

Cut those nonessential expenditures, the finance director advises. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


Jennifer and Michael Oppenheimer, 1347 Lamplighter Lane, Fairborn, announce the birth of a son,

Kidney foundation selling carnations

Kidney foundation selling carnations Fresh green carnations will be sold for $1 each for St.

LAWRENCE COUNTY Reassessment notices bring many questions

Some property owners will receive new notices. County officials found some errors in the initial

Palmer wins Trumbull bee

CHAMPION -- Allyson Palmer of Joseph Badger Middle School won, and Marissa Gomes of Lordstown was

YOUNGSTOWN Teen gets 7-year sentence in death of 19-year-old

The teen said he fired only because he was being shot at. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


BASEBALL Line Drive Academy -- will conduct spring training specials March 3, 10, 17, 24 and into

WARREN Council OKs plan for LaBrae

Forming a JEDD with Warren Township is still an option. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

The teens had been wrestling when an argument began.

The teens had been wrestling when an argument began. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN Body found in river

Two teen-agers are in custody after the killing. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


YSU Michaelis named by Horizon League GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- YSU sophomore Kurt Michaelis was

WEATHERSFIELD SCHOOLS Board OKs energy conservation work

Full-day kindergarten will start at Seaborn Elementary next school year. By MARY SMITH

WARREN Golf course operator owes city, auditor says

A city councilman is encouraged that problems were brought to light. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

Western Reserve defeated East Canton in the other sectional semifinal Wednesday.

Western Reserve defeated East Canton in the other sectional semifinal Wednesday. By TOM WILLIAMS


BOARDS OF EDUCATION GIRARD Highlights of Wednesday's meetings: * Accepted the consolidated


ALSO IN THE NEWS War-related developments In other developments in the war on terrorism:

YOUNGSTOWN Citizens group seeks restitution

The playground project has continued despite the theft. By ROGER G. SMITH and JoANNE VIVIANO

"We're going to have a huge party this summer after she gets home."

"We're going to have a huge party this summer after she gets home." Lorie Barber Mother of baby

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Kelli Click and Paul Richards, 300 E. Federal St., Niles, boy, Feb. 26 (correction).

HORIZON LEAGUE All-star selections

MEN First Team Thomas Jackson, G, 5-9, Sr., Butler; Clay Tucker, F, 6-3, Jr., UW-Milwaukee;


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Liston L. Spann, 28, of 450 Almyra Ave., Youngstown, and

BOARDMAN South Ave. widening work starts

The project will be finished in mid-2003, the county engineer said. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

YOUNGSTOWN Man loses bid to avoid execution

The high court said it's clear that the man was the leader of a band of robbers. By BOB JACKSON

SALEM Teacher makes a deal in assault

The agreement calls for community service and counseling. SALEM -- A former Salem schoolteacher


GETTING IT RIGHT UA photo caption in Saturday's paper identified Alysha Parkhurst, 7, as a second-

BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL Officials take precautions after threat is found on wall

Uniformed township police officers will be walking the school's hallways today. BOARDMAN -- A

Boardman standout

Boardman standout Boardman High sophomore Amber Bland is one of the top basketball players in the

"The big, integrated companies are simply in long-term decline, no matter what happens."

"The big, integrated companies are simply in long-term decline, no matter what happens." Robert

STEEL INDUSTRY Judge approves the sale of LTV

WL Ross & amp; Co. has the money and management team needed to bring back the steel mills, an

ASHTABULA COUNTY Vocational program

Some fast facts about Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School: The school offers 22 full-day

Witness: Defendant was calm after dog attack

Witness: Defendant was calm after dog attack LOS ANGELES -- A witness in the dog mauling trial of


Opinion: 'CARNIVORE' EATS PRIVACY Providence Journal: We are familiar with the warnings: There are

HOWLAND SCHOOLS Board looks north for JVS

The Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School offers 22 career programs, school officials say. By

STEEL INDUSTRY Analysts say cost of LTV is a bargain

The top bidder has the money and management team needed to bring back the steel mills, an expert

LEETONIA Board creates new position of principal

LEETONIA -- Elementary Principal Elizabeth Goerig will become principal of grades 5 through 8 and


WARREN 2000 audit The state auditor's office has released the city's 2000 financial audit. It


REGION Free seminars offered on Internet matters YOUNGSTOWN -- Internet Data Management will be

SHARON Columbia theater board remains active

The board is willing to meet with others who have plans for restoring the theater. By HAROLD GWIN

Results of DNA tests

Results of DNA tests NILES -- Authorities say DNA tests show that semen thrown on women at

NEW MIDDLETOWN Spina bifida baby gets good prognosis after fetal surgery and an early birth

Her parents say they don't regret her fetal surgery despite the risk of prematurity. By WILLIAM K.



Luncheon to be rescheduled

Luncheon to be rescheduled The Youngstown Black Educators luncheon scheduled for Saturday at


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Ungaro seeks post

Ungaro seeks post LIBERTY -- Former Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro is vying to become Liberty

MERCER COUNTY Man faces prison in drug conviction

A couple of shoplifters caught at the outlet mall near Grove City also were sentenced. By MARY

Food bank plans move


PA. TOURNAMENT Grove City and Sharon defeated

The Eagles lost to Villa Maria 56-47, while the Tigers were beaten by Mercyhurst Prep, 83-63. By

YOUNGSTOWN Revitalizing river corridor

The master plan will provide a guide for future development, says a corridor committee member. By

IN STEP WITH ... Amber Bland

Do you ever wish you had a more exciting last name? [Laughs] No. Do you get that a lot? Yeah.


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