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POLAND Pastor defends flag arrangement

The flags will continue to fly as they are, the pastor said. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


Pastor defends flag arrangement

The flags will continue to fly as they are, the pastor said. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


YOUNGSTOWN United Way gives funds to 8 nonprofit agencies

The 2001 campaign has been extended through January. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown/Mahoning Valley


BUDGET JAN. 1

BUDGET JAN. 1 PAGE ONE ysuhoops--MOLLICA ohiostate1 Liberty Bowl No. 19 BYU vs. No. 24


AGENDA

AGENDA WEDNESDAY Struthers City Council special meeting, 6 p.m., 6 Elm Street, Struthers.


YSU BASKETBALL Penguins open Horizon League

The Panthers own a comfortable 8-1 advantage in the series. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS


TRAFICANT CASE U.S. asks judge to ban some topics

The congressman's time to file pretrial motions has passed. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


Chargers fire Riley

Chargers fire Riley Mike Riley was fired as coach of the San Diego Chargers on Monday after ending


LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials drop planned tax rise

Commissioners decided not to fill some vacancies. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


REGION

REGION MJ Designs offers services to the public LIBERTY -- MJ Designs, 1648 Tanglewood Drive, is


WEED AND SEED PROGRAM Restoration committees help neighborhoods get clean and tidy

The neighborhood group is changing attitudes, too, a city housing inspector said. By ROGER G.


SCHEDULES

SCHEDULES WEDNESDAY BOWLING Youngstown at Hubbard Liberty at Struthers Champion at


Clemson romps

Clemson romps Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler tied a school record with four touchdown passes


Important for nation to be returning to God

Opinion: Important for nation to be returning to God EDITOR: Thank you for including the Bible verses in


Restoration committees help neighborhoods

The neighborhood group is changing attitudes, too, a city housing inspector said. By ROGER G.


O'Donnell pitches in for Reno's election bid

O'Donnell pitches in for Reno's election bid MIAMI -- Talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell was host of a


MAHONING COUNTY Reardon considers run for state office

Raising the needed $2 million for a statewide race is the main stumbling block. By DAVID SKOLNICK


Call-takers will serve clients

During a recent strike, CSEA managers realized the need for a more personal touch. WARREN --


WINTER GAMES An Olympic spirit drives torchbearer

Paula Drake says the support of family, friends and God helped her to survive. By IAN HILL


SANDY LAKE, PA. Man dies in fire at machine shop

Authorities believe the victim was trying to get his truck out of the burning building. By HAROLD


Family fun? They reveled in it

By PETER H. MILLIKEN and VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITERS YOUNGSTOWN -- As a troubled


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas H. McMurray, legal age, of 2645 Brunswick Drive,


Cops charge man with trespassing

The man told the justice he wanted to go to jail. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


County program changes its name

County program changes its name YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Chemical Dependency Programs is now


SCHOOL OPERATIONS In the event of a strike

A teachers strike is pending Jan. 22 if a tentative contract is not reached by Jan. 21. This


BIRTHS

BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Frank and Michele Dascenzo, 7085 St. Ursula Drive, Canfield,


It's Bucks, Gamecocks in rematch

Last Jan. 1 was a day to forget for most Ohio State fans. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A bowl rematch was a


The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther

The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther RESULTS ARE IN: Ohio Auditor Jim Petro announces results of


There are 6.2 million female-owned businesses in the United States, and the number is growing at

There are 6.2 million female-owned businesses in the United States, and the number is growing at


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LOWELLVILLE SCHOOLS Board, union to push bargaining date up to work on pact

Board members said arbitration is not an option concerning contract negotiations. By PAUL WHEATLEY


YOUNGSTOWN Store sues county for storage of furniture

Commissioners held off on delivery of the furniture until they know where the 911 center will be.


Gurnak-Aldan wedding plans are announced

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS -- Plans for their upcoming marriage are being announced by Christina Gurnak and


Officials drop planned tax rise

Commissioners decided not to fill some vacancies. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


NEW CASTLE, PA. Company receives award for conservation

The company is in an industrial park off U.S. Route 422 and employs 27 people. NEW CASTLE, Pa. --


SEBRING Taxpayer drops suit against village

The village agreed to hold the company's mortgage as collateral for the loan. By BOB JACKSON


Akins-Voeks wedding date to be Jan. 29

Plans for their upcoming marriage are being revealed by Kim F. Akins, 212 Outlook Ave., Youngstown,


Paula Dawan, Robert Clay to wed in April

Paula Dawan and Robert Clay, both of Columbia, Mo., have chosen April 6 for their wedding at


KILTS FOR TODAY Classic or contemporary

Wrap it up -- where to get your kilt: Traditional: Geoffrey Tailor Highland Crafts Ltd. supplies


MAHONING COUNTY Officials asking for united effort

Officials say labor union participation is critical to successful change. By BOB JACKSON


A continuing series

A continuing series Series: A three-day Vindicator series in May outlined reader views on blight


MERCER COUNTY Community service requirement for housing is dropped

The program has proved to be unpopular nationwide, the authority's director said. By HAROLD GWIN


BOXING Area fight community mourns 2 local legends

The December deaths of Art Mayorga and Jimmy Cordova were a great loss to local boxing. By BOB


FINGERHUT KILLING Officials: Letters reveal scheme

Police found nearly 290 letters the two suspects wrote to each other. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


NEW CASTLE Authorities want bonds for suspect to be revoked

The charges stem from arrests on July 5 and Oct. 11. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Authorities want the court


Mahoning educators cross county line

The new superintendents want to become familiar faces in the community. By NANCY TULLIS


COLUMBIANA COUNTY 2 Mahoning educators cross the county line

The new superintendents want to become familiar faces in the community. By NANCY TULLIS


PREVIEW Orange Bowl

Who: No. 6 Maryland (10-1) vs. No. 5 Florida (9-2). When: 8 p.m. Wednesday. TV: ABC. Coaches:


Officials: Letters reveal scheme

Police found nearly 290 letters the two suspects wrote to each other. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


Burglar sought

Burglar sought John Bierdeman of Indianola Road is offering a $500 reward for the arrest and


Turmoil in Argentina is like something from Third World

Opinion: Argentina has seen the departure of its third president in 10 days, its economy is in collapse,


Euro cash officially becomes legal tender

Euro cash officially becomes legal tender FRANKFURT, Germany -- Greece and Finland led the way as


BOARDMAN Burglary victim offers a reward

As he was coming home, the burglar was backing out of his driveway. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


Be it resolved: the New Year shall be a year of peace, compromise and cooperation

Opinion: There is an irony in this New Year, beginning as it does with the same number as it ends -- with