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Young-Mirich wedding date to be Feb. 2

Plans are being revealed for the wedding of Cassandra Alaine Young, 3550 E. Western Reserve Road,


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT In a story published Thursday announcing the Youngstown Maennerchor's 139th


GIRARD SCHOOLS Board takes case to court

The state Supreme Court will decide in about a month if it will take the case, court officials said.


CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Nine denominations take a step toward unity

By JANE LAMPMAN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR As Americans share a more intense awareness of the


Hubbard wastes hot start in loss to Badger

The Braves got solid games from their underclassmen. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Council stems civic center's legal bills

The mayor wonders why the board failed to keep legal spending in line with the budget it had. By


YOUNGSTOWN Leaders emerging in YSU program

The Emerging Leader Program is offered free to YSU students. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF


AKRON Pros get licenses to teach

The alternative licensure program could help ease a critical shortage of classroom teachers. AKRON


TRUMBULL COUNTY Program reduces food cost at jail

Two county commissioners were skeptical that the jail saved so much money buying food from state


WIN, PLACE & amp; SHOW

NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st-Glorys Potential(Irvine)11.004.402.60 Levi Sahbra(D


BRACEVILLE Arsenic level forces change in source for water

The arsenic is presumed to be natural, the EPA said. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF


BIRTHS

BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Shawn and Charlotte Mayes, 561 Cameron Ave., Youngstown, boy, Jan.


BERLIN CENTER -- Justin Vayner hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead visiting

BERLIN CENTER -- Justin Vayner hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead visiting


After hard trip, baby arrives on holiday

YOUNGSTOWN -- Dominic Francis O'Brien was not the first baby born in the Mahoning Valley in 2002,


School has temporary parking lot fix

The school district wants to expand the parking lot eventually. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


Ministry seminar

Ministry seminar WARREN -- M. Wayne Benson will be the keynote speaker when First Assembly of God


Students prepare for robotics competition

Harding is again teaming up with engineers from Delphi Packard. WARREN -- Harding High School's


SVC Fitch rallies, but Spartans hold on

Mike Finamore's game-winning foul shot for Boardman spoiled the Falcons' comeback. By JOHN KOVACH


SALEM School has temporary fix to parking lot problems

The school district wants to expand the parking lot eventually. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

The following people were indicted this week by a Mahoning County grand jury: Jawan Bishop


BOYS ICL/TCL ROUNDUP Kirk leads S. Range past Rockets 67-39

Sebring remains unbeaten in the Tri-County League after a win over Columbiana. NORTH LIMA -- Matt


Tressel to speak

Tressel to speak BOARDMAN -- Jim Tressel, head coach of Ohio State University's football team,


YOUNGSTOWN Council to stem civic center's legal bills

The mayor wonders why the board failed to keep legal spending in line with the budget it had. By


Ruling on Vieques inflames Sharpton

Ruling on Vieques inflames Sharpton NEW YORK -- The Rev. Al Sharpton said he's willing to go back


HUBBARD City and township will get emergency response unit

HUBBARD -- A medical emergency response unit is being formed to serve the city and township.


SHARON Library project receives Pa. grant

The deterioration of the library parking deck prompted the request for state help. By HAROLD GWIN


Julie Vaughan, Marc Paulenich are engaged

Announcement is being made of the engagement of Julie Ann Vaughan, 211 S. Mercer St., Bowling Green,


TAC Early deficit dooms N. Falls

Brookfield used a balanced attack to defeat Girard. NEWTON FALLS -- The LaBrae High School


Girard board takes case to court

The state Supreme Court will decide in about a month if it will take the case, court officials said.


SCORES, SUMMARIES AND SCHEDULES

BOYS BASKETBALL FRIDAY'S SCORES AREA Wilson 55, Chaney 52 Cleveland Benedictine 74, Rayen 47


Ballard-Letlow wedding date to be May 26

YOUNGSTOWN -- The engagement of Dawnielle Monique Ballard, 3309 Glenwood Ave., and Tracy Devin


U.S. SCHOOLS School disciplinarians play heavy on the job

Learning to handle being a school disciplinarian is often done on the job, not through formal


TAMI PICHITINO ARTHUR VOLPINI

TAMI PICHITINO ARTHUR VOLPINI POLAND -- Tami Marie Pichitino and Arthur Dominic Volpini, both of


Schools reach delicate balance in teaching about religion

Constitutionally, faiths may be taught about but not promoted in public schools. By VALERIE


MINERAL RIDGE Rams still atop ICL standings

Ridge beat Mathews 63-53 to stay unbeaten in the conference. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR


ROBOTICS Harding students prepare for competition

Harding is again teaming up with engineers from Delphi Packard. WARREN -- Harding High School's


YOUNGSTOWN Teen pleads guilty in shootout slaying

The 16-year-old was in a gunfight near The Rayen School last summer. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


Steelers duo goes for 1,000

Steelers duo goes for 1,000 Never in the 69-year history of the Pittsburgh Steelers has the team


WARREN Police, safety director clash

The director said he thinks a few officers have problems with him because he is black. By PEGGY


2 Valley men lose burglary appeals

The men were convicted of committing the largest art theft in Kentucky history. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS


PENNSYLVANIA Slippery Rock wins sloppy MCAC game

The Rockets took an early lead en route to a 54-35 victory. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR


SHERYL SCARNECCHIA TIMOTHY LUMAN

SHERYL SCARNECCHIA TIMOTHY LUMAN NILES -- Sheryl Lyn Scarnecchia of 1688 Rosalyn Circle, Mineral


NFL RIVALS ARE READY

NFL RIVALS ARE READY Associated Press GEARING UP: Cleveland Browns quarterback Kelly Holcomb,


PREP BASKETBALL Red Dragons show rust

Poland took an early lead and held off Niles 56-46. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


Teen pleads guilty in shootout slaying

The 16-year-old was in a gunfight near The Rayen School last summer. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


FRANKFORT, KY. 2 Valley men lose burglary appeals

The men were convicted of committing the largest art theft in Kentucky history. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS


BOARDMAN ATTORNEY Sfara Bruno is subject of criminal tax probe

The lawyer underestimated her net worth by more than $1 million, the government alleges. By


GIRARD Official seeks reduction in management

Girard can't afford its administrative staff, the finance chairwoman says. By TIM YOVICH


YOUNGSTOWN Block watches receive phones

Ten city block watches now have the phones to make calling 911 easier. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


Official seeks reduction in management

Girard can't afford its administrative staff, the finance chairwoman says. By TIM YOVICH


POLICE BLOTTER Poland

Summary of police activity: Dec. 19 Suspension: A 29-year-old Youngstown man was arrested on


Just as water reflects the face, so one human heart reflects another.

Just as water reflects the face, so one human heart reflects another. Proverbs 27:19


WARREN Motorcycle exhibit to go on without Harley

Museum officials hope to reschedule the display. WARREN -- Clark Gable's 1938 "Knuckle Head"


Robbers injure victim

Robbers injure victim YOUNGSTOWN -- A 24-year-old man was treated for facial cuts and swelling


CAMPUS NOTES In the spotlight

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY Thirteen Slippery Rock University students, including four from the


SHARON Winner is trying to meet deadline to fix up old plant

The state has given Winner until March 7 to complete terms of a grant agreement providing $7 million


Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

Opinion: The grim discovery that the victim of a hit-and-run driver in Las Vegas was subsequently robbed by


Motorcycle exhibit to go on without Harley

Museum officials hope to reschedule the display. WARREN -- Clark Gable's 1938 "Knuckle Head"


REGION

REGION LTV will auction off Cleveland and Ind. mills CLEVELAND -- LTV Corp. will conduct an


LTV Workers' comp must take over employees' claims

Injured LTV workers and their families will be getting their workers' compensation benefits from the


Officer: Hockey father admitted being in fight

Officer: Hockey father admitted being in fight CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A police officer testified


Powell-Devine engagement is announced

SALEM -- Announced by Lois and Paul Wagner, 238 Ohio Ave., Salem, is the engagement of their


Block watches receive phones

Ten city block watches now have the phones to make calling 911 easier. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


YSU BASKETBALL Today's games

WOMEN Who: YSU (3-8, 0-1) vs. Butler (1-12, 0-3). When: 5:15 p.m. Where: Beeghly Center. The


Religious studies

Religious studies Throughout the nation, 643 colleges and universities are affiliated with a


TRAFICANT CASE Ex-staffer, contractor indicted

The congressman said he will object if jurors aren't drawn from his district. By PATRICIA MEADE


WEDDING Q & amp;A

Q: We are getting married in a different state from where my family is. Very few members of my


Joni B. Gamble to be bride of Matthew Campbell

COLUMBIANA -- Juanita and Robert Gamble of Richards Avenue are announcing plans for the upcoming


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XA meeting of the Mahoning Valley Diabetic Association will be held at 2 p.m. Friday


Everything didn't come up roses in Pasadena

Opinion: The folks who think California is already over-populated probably loved Thursday night's Rose Bowl


Civic center board

Civic center board Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey and city council are putting the kibosh on


ERNIE BROWN JR. Lincoln's proclamation made slavery an issue

Jan. 1 began a new year in the 21st century, but that date also was a milestone in this country's


CITY BASKETBALL Wilson braves Chaney comeback

The Cowboys rallied for 16 points in the final 3:12, but Wilson braced to escape with 55-52 win.


Wilson nips Chaney

Wilson nips Chaney Chaney's rally came too late as Wilson hung on for a 55-52 victory in a City


Traficant ex-staffer, contractor indicted

The congressman said he will object if jurors aren't drawn from his district. By PATRICIA MEADE


Ohio is ranked sixth in the nation for the average number of female-owned companies. Pennsylvania

Ohio is ranked sixth in the nation for the average number of female-owned companies. Pennsylvania


Sfara Bruno subject of criminal tax probe

The lawyer underestimated her net worth by more than $1 million, the government alleges. By


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Raymond O'Flaherty, 34, of 365 W. Indiana Ave., Sebring, and