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NEW CASTLE Council to vote on expanded enterprise zone plan

At least one township must agree to be part of the program to get it started. By LAURE CIOFFI


MAHONING VALLEY 80% of school districts improve state grades

The number of districts meeting 20 or more indicators is up from 13 last year to 24 this year. By


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Let's not be normal -- let's be even better

George W. urges you to return to normal. I urge you not to. For three months now, Americans, for


YOUNGSTOWN Democrats predict re-election

Several chairmen from the larger counties in the state have talked of ousting the Ohio Democratic


Dutchess collects clothes for Goodwill

LIBERTY -- Area residents may donate unwanted clothing to Dutchess Dry Cleaners this month during


SHARON Mayor takes oath of office

A re-elected councilman and the city's new police chief also took their oaths of office. SHARON,


COLUMBIANA CO. Auditor: Financial outlook bleak

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Columbiana County is entering 2002 with a cash


UNION TOWNSHIP, PA. Official who supported supervisor's foe loses job

Supervisors changed their meeting time to 6 p.m. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


Palestinians have a lot of explaining to do

Opinion: When a Palestinian naval captain is caught on the high seas with a shipload of weapons headed for


LORDSTOWN Drop in tax revenue leads to smaller budget

Downsizing at the GM plant also contributes to decreased village tax revenue. By DENISE DICK


BASEBALL

BASEBALL The Baseball School -- accepting registration for players ages 8-14 its winter clinic


Proposal to redraw district wins fans

The state has to eliminate one congressional district because Ohio's population did not grow as much


PERFORMANCE

PERFORMANCE How Valley districts fared The Ohio Department of Education released results of the


TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials address department budgets

The budget hearings continue all week. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN --


SALEM Official isn't upset by score

Lengthening high school class periods is one effort being made to improve education. By NORMAN


Suspect in court

Suspect in court AUSTINTOWN -- Bond was set at $250,000 for Jeffery R. Jones, 22, of Albright-


YOUNGSTOWN Health board

The city board of health handled these matters at its Monday meeting: Received funding for two


Lawyer misspoke in describing black kids

Opinion: Lawyer misspoke in describing black kids EDITOR: I recently read that a well known attorney, in


HUBBARD Company proposes study of water loss

A councilman questioned why no civil service test was given to fill a vacancy. By TIM YOVICH


YOUNGSTOWN YMCA works out improvements to downtown facility

In the last decade, the YMCA has invested $2 million in its downtown Youngstown building.


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT U Girard Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Girard Senior


Coupons on turnpike

Coupons on turnpike BEREA -- Coupons for Office Max will be distributed to Ohio Turnpike travelers


SHARON NLRB postpones hearing on hospital

The agency needs additional time to investigate new allegations against the hospital. By HAROLD


GIRARD Firefighters reach pact with mayor

Two Girard lawmakers expressed displeasure with the mayor over the agreement. By TIM YOVICH


NYC police renew focus on quality of life

NYC police renew focus on quality of life NEW YORK -- Police have issued scores of summonses for


PREP SCORES, SUMMARIES & amp; SCHEDULE

MONDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL OHIO Cols. DeSales 71, Cols. Hartley 61 Evangel Chris. 52,


NEW PROPOSAL

NEW PROPOSAL GM shifts These would be the times for day shift under a management proposal at the


TRAFICANT CASE Prosecutors oppose evidence ruling

The congressman's correspondence includes a letter to the Saudi Embassy. By PATRICIA MEADE


Schools collect coins for cancer

YOUNGSTOWN -- The American Cancer Society's annual Kids Coins for Cancer campaign is under way


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John M. Shedio, 28, of 532 Hull St., Apt. 3, Sharon, Pa., and


REUNIONS

Boardman High School Class of 1982 will hold its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 29 at


WARREN FOP: Official's race not at issue

The mayor says he does not think the safety-service director has done anything wrong. By PEGGY


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Erik and Stephanie Hahn, 116 Howard Ave., Youngstown, girl, Jan. 7. Rosemarie


OHIO DEMOCRATS Herington considers various state offices

The state party has talked to Columbiana County Prosecutor Robert Herron about possibly seeking the


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

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YOUNGSTOWN In cold pursuit: Footprints in snow lead officers to suspect

Police followed the footprints and came upon a man who was soaked and cold. By PATRICIA MEADE


COLUMBIANA District will open weight room

Residents can begin workouts at the weight facility in March. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM


GM LORDSTOWN Plant proposes new shift times to save money

Changing shift schedules would allow the plant to produce cars with less overtime, an official says.


TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES BROOKFIELD * Discussed Anthem Health change from a mutual insurance company to


MAHONING COUNTY Sfara Bruno's lawyer says U.S. broke rules in tax probe filing

The defense attorney said the government calculated his client's worth all wrong. By PATRICIA


Workers' Compensation inherits LTV caseload

Opinion: When all is said and done, James Conrad will likely have two sides in the LTV bankruptcy unhappy


Plant proposes new shift times to save money

Changing shift schedules would allow the plant to produce cars with less overtime, an official says.


MAHONING TOWNSHIP Board seeks to form own police department

Supervisors also named the township treasurer, secretary and roadmaster. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK


Meeting canceled

Meeting canceled Struthers City Council's Finance & amp; Legislation Committee meeting


PRICE MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 920 DRYDEN AVE., YOUNGSTOWN, FOOD ONLY, 10 A.M. TO NOON WEDNESDAY. BRING IDENTIFICATION.

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


Jury selection begins in trial of ex-radical

Jury selection begins in trial of ex-radical ATLANTA -- Attorneys were preparing to question as


NATION

NATION Interest rates fall on short-term T-bills WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term


LOCAL

LOCAL Beckner to sign with Wofford NEWTON FALLS -- Tim Beckner, a member of the Newton Falls


Trustees' meeting will address wells and arsenic levels

Pupils at a school with contaminated water have been drinking bottled water. By STEPHEN SIFF


Beaver trustees

Beaver trustees NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees will have their annual organizational


AGENDA

AGENDA WEDNESDAY Newton Falls Board of Education, 6 p.m., Room 101 of the high school, 907


Facing multiple charges

Facing multiple charges AUSTINTOWN -- Bond has been set at $250,000 for Jeffery R. Jones, 22, of


HEALTH MEANS WEALTH

Opinion: HEALTH MEANS WEALTH Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Want to save lives? Millions of them?


YOUNGSTOWN Inmates watch trial statements

One issue involves the circumstances of inmates' being moved to lower-security prisons. STAFF/WIRE


Hubbard beats Fitch on last-second shot

Lynle Cornell made amends for a missed opportunity as a freshman. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR


NORTHFIELD RESULTS

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