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TRUMBULL COUNTY Judge to decide on early release

The prosecutor wants the remainder of the sentence to be served. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


PREP SCORES, SUMMARIES & amp; SCHEDULE

TUESDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA Beaver Local 59, Chaney 56 Wilson 66, Rayen 61 (OT)


NEW CASTLE Officials OK archive center

Commissioners named members to several boards and commissions. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


Absentee ballots

Absentee ballots LISBON -- The Columbiana County Board of Elections reminds voters who wish to


WARREN Official discusses incorrect tax rate

Many changes are in the works for the city's income tax department. By AMANDA C. DAVIS


Canfield man pleads to gambling charge

NILES -- A Canfield man charged with gambling after police raided a city house nearly a year ago has


NEW CASTLE Newest council member questions zoning ordinance

Council members plan to vote on fee increases for different city permits. By LAURE CIOFFI


POLICE BLOTTER Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD Jan. 1 Theft: A total of $8,000 worth of jewelry was


THE PRESIDENT'S POLITICAL POTSHOT

Opinion: THE PRESIDENT'S POLITICAL POTSHOT Washington Post: Like it or not, it seems we have entered the


School board reacts to report card

A new board member says school employees need to shape up or ship out. By RON COLE VINDICATOR


MERCER CO. Panel's pay goes to keep police

The city of Farrell and the Mercer County district attorney may also be able to help. By HAROLD


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.902.99 Banc One,.84,38.2938.39 Clear Channel, 52.00


Trumbull 911 equipment

Trumbull 911 equipment WARREN -- Trumbull County 911 is requesting an additional $209,000 from the


Feds serve notice to Trumbull County

Opinion: By publicly stating that the conviction of a Vienna Township contractor on a charge of bribing a


EAST PALESTINE Library set use record in 2001

Among the library's nearly 8,000 cardholders are 202 Mahoning County residents. By NANCY TULLIS


Rams hit century mark against Lowellville

Mineral Ridge went to 8-1 with the Inter-County League win. MINERAL RIDGE -- The Mineral Ridge


Moderelli appointed to Sharpsville council

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Guy Moderelli lost his re-election bid for his borough council seat in November,


Tigers avenge thumping

The Raiders entered the game ranked 14th in Ohio's Division III. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS


Changing times, hard choices

Opinion: A swimming pool has been a fixture at the downtown Youngstown YWCA and part of the association's


REPORT CARDS The lowest

SCHOOL STANDARDS DISTRICT MET East Cleveland 3 Cleveland 4 Columbus5 Dayton5 Toledo 5


CITY COUNCILS

CITY COUNCILS HUBBARD City council has approved its committee assignments for the year:


17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Rep's aide berates advocates of split

Traficant's spokesman said local Democrats' complaints gave the GOP an easy choice. By DAVID


COLUMBIANA CO. Hearing is ordered for inmate

The county prosecutor said the hearing will exonerate county officials. By NORMAN LEIGH


JACKSON-MILTON Board plans to seek bond to build new school

The new building would replace the elementary and high schools. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF


SEBRING No-room-for-error thriller won by Trojans in overtime

Joe Springer had the game-winner as Sebring improved to 8-0. By GARY HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR


Officials to revoke credit cards

Commissioners will replace the credit cards with a reimbursement system. By BOB JACKSON


Foul line helps Wilson beats Rayen in overtime

The Tigers had two chances in the waning seconds of regulation. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR


BIRTHS

Forum Health Northside Matthew and Melissa Landsberger, 48635 1/2 Pancake Clarkson Road, Rogers,


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 Lipkey Road, North Jackson, will serve pasta


GREENVILLE Council to rework general fund budget

A wage freeze imposed in the original spending plan isn't going over so well with all the employees.


LOWELLVILLE Teachers file notice of intent to strike

A union spokeswoman said the district has improved its performance, but average pay remains below


Poland couple sues Columbiana, lifeguards

COLUMBIANA -- A Poland couple seeks money in court from the city of Columbiana on behalf of their


McNeese beefs up YSU's schedule

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ron Strollo, Youngstown State University's athletic director, made a lot of fans happy


Petro to be in town to discuss audit

YOUNGSTOWN -- State Auditor Jim Petro was to be in the city this afternoon to meet with Mahoning


YSU Program offers degrees to Cuyahoga students

The agreement expands the university's recruitment territory, says YSU's president. By RON COLE


LABRAE SCHOOLS Architect presents details on building

Groundbreaking for the new school is a little more than a year away. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS

CITY SERIES LeagueAll games Chaney2-04-5 Rayen1-06-4 Canton Timken1-12-9 Wilson0-30-11


GAIL WHITE A resolution fit for keeping comes from Web site

Along with the New Year come New Year's resolutions. The No. 1 resolution made by Americans this


FOP lacks confidence in mayor

The number of police on patrol has been reduced from four to two per shift, the FOP president says.


Dog bites woman

Dog bites woman YOUNGSTOWN -- A 27-year-old city woman was in stable condition in St. Elizabeth


AGENDA

AGENDA THURSDAY McDonald Board of Education, reorganizational meeting, 6 p.m., regular meeting,


Speaking at meeting

Speaking at meeting Youngstown Councilman John Swierz, D-7th, will be the speaker at the 7 p.m.


TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Defense works! Badger 7-1 after beating LaBrae

The Vikings were coming off a victory over previously undefeated Newton Falls. By DOUG CHAPIN


Trooper to be honored

Trooper to be honored MERCER, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania state trooper assigned to the Mercer Barracks


$103,000 in supplies planned for Trumbull to fight terrorists

The money can't be used to pay police and fire officers for training they could really use. By


Newton Falls wins again

Newton Falls wins again The Newton Falls basketball team withstood a furious fourth-quarter rally


MAHONING VALLEY Committee to evaluate projects for funding

Officials in Mahoning and Trumbull counties seek $16.8 million for projects. By IAN HILL


HUGHES MURDER TRIAL Shooting was accident, says defense attorney

YOUNGSTOWN -- Did Eugene McKinney die as a result of an unprovoked shooting, or was it because of


On tape, O'Nesti acknowledges kickbacks to Traficant, FBI says

The judge must rule on admissibility of the hearsay evidence. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


2 arrested in eatery robbery

AUSTINTOWN -- Police have arrested two men in connection with last week's gunpoint robbery at


Slippery Rock schools mourn students' deaths

Opinion: Slippery Rock schools mourn students' deaths EDITOR: We in the Slippery Rock Area School


Dems criticize bill delays

Republicans will need Democratic votes for an emergency clause. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR


AREA

AREA Hubbard to host swimming event HUBBARD -- The fourth Valley Conference swimming and diving