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YOUNGSTOWN MURDER TRIAL Defendant admits tossing gun into lake

Hughes said he had wanted to sell the gun for money to pay his delinquent electric bill. By BOB

LOCAL Davis pops 27 to key Thiel romp

A.H. Davis and Erik Hemsing helped the Tomcats roll to a 97-70 win over Hiram. GREENVILLE, Pa. --

Deputy fired over Columbine statements

Deputy fired over Columbine statements LITTLETON, Colo. -- Citing "unacceptable conduct," a


BASEBALL Poland Community Baseball Center -- is where Tri-T Baseball and Softball will meet Jan.

UNION TOWNSHIP Pa. police arrest man in jewelry store theft

The suspect's picture was matched with video from a store surveillance camera. NEW CASTLE, Pa. --


BOYS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA Akron Hoban 72, Ursuline 63 Bristol 72, Maplewood 49

JACKSON-MILTON Superintendent backs new school

Officials are looking into the possibility of shortening the elementary school day by 20 minutes.

Patriotism demands U.S. flag have pre-eminence

Opinion: Patriotism demands U.S. flag have pre-eminence EDITOR: Every time I drive in front of the

'Weakest Link' host tops Blackwell's list

'Weakest Link' host tops Blackwell's list NEW YORK -- A fashion failure "Goodbye!" has been given

YOUNGSTOWN Expert speaks on disease

One vaccine injection at the beginning of the freshman year is good for four years in college. By


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Ronald L. Sabelli, 23, of 440 Fairground Blvd. No. 52,

SHARPSVILLE Council decries bank's fee plan

People should begin dropping off their bills at the municipal building, officials said. By HAROLD

Auditor's report shows problems in Girard

The report is standard when communities are under a fiscal emergency. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Short causes loss of shift

LORDSTOWN -- An electrical short shut down production Wednesday at the General Motors Lordstown

PREP BASEBALL Support for Wolfe influences board's decision

Parents and players rallied around the Columbiana coach, who will return. By NANCY TULLIS

Officials change approach to budget

A few council members threw around the 'L' word -- layoffs -- as a possibility. By ROGER G. SMITH


LOCAL Co-champions YOUNGSTOWN -- Two basketball teams representing St. Christine's Parish -- the

PLAYOFF BOUND 49ers coach Steve Mariucci

Age: 46. Hometown: Iron Mountain, Mich. College: Northern Michigan. Mariucci quarterbacked the

Makeover lasts New York minute

A Coitsville woman filled in on a 'Sally Jessy Raphael Show' that originally halted recording on

WARREN Sprint alters toll charges

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN WARREN -- Area Sprint customers soon will see some toll charges



Commission seeks funds for veterans

WARREN -- Recent job layoffs and the problems of advancing age have caused more veterans to seek

TRUMBULL COUNTY Niles man sentenced for trying to bribe police chief

He could have received up to 33 years in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Facing drug charges

Facing drug charges CLEVELAND -- A federal grand jury has indicted William J. Isom, 67, of Burkey

YOUNGSTOWN Officials change approach to budget

A few council members threw around the 'L' word -- layoffs -- as a possibility. By ROGER G. SMITH

Port authority to help fund interchange

WELLSVILLE -- A project intended to improve highway access for an industrial park will receive

Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 467 Cohasset Drive, Youngstown, various commodities, 12:30 p.m. Friday. Bring containers and identification.

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


SCHOOL BOARDS GIRARD Elected Jamie R. DeVore president and Jane Harris vice president.

GIRLS BASKETBALL W. Branch wastes little time, wins in impressive fashion

The Warriors darted to a 27-2 first quarter lead against Akron Springfield. By TODD BELL

Overhaul of four lower courts will resume

The audit findings support what a local planning group already had begun. YOUNGSTOWN -- Plans to

POLAND TOWNSHIP Man faces charges in break-ins

The criminal element does not recognize any territorial boundaries, the chief says. By JOHN W.

Achieving excellence: some school districts can

Opinion: With great fanfare, the Ohio Department of Education released on Monday the ratings of 608 school

County seeks grant for Howland project

Howland would also contribute to the project. WARREN -- An area of Howland Township ranked among


CITY SERIES League All games Wilson2-05-4 Canton Timken1-06-2 Rayen0-12-7 Chaney0-23-7


Opinion: DIGITAL CHICKEN LITTLE Los Angeles Times: Visit the International Consumer Electronics Show, which

New GM plant opens

New GM plant opens General Motors' new Lansing Grand River plant, which opened Wednesday, makes

YOUNGSTOWN Lawsuit over charter school returns to county

COLUMBUS -- A state judge returned to Mahoning County a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the

10 trees for $10

10 trees for $10 The National Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 trees -- two each of white

PREP BASKETBALL Bristol runs away with win; Ursuline suffers second loss

Boardman's girls easily handled Chaney. BRISTOL -- Bristol High out-scored Maplewood 48-30 in the


Some of the findings and recommendations in the state performance audit report for Mahoning County

SPRINT Toll-free calling changes

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY Cortland: To Niles, Sharon and Youngstown. EFFECTIVE JAN. 23 Warren: To

Man dies in fire at machine shop

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

YSU BASKETBALL Today's games

WOMEN Who: YSU (4-8, 1-1) vs. Detroit (6-6, 2-0). When: 7 p.m. Where: Beeghly Center. The

LAWRENCE COUNTY Prison board sets guidelines for inmates' medical care

Brian Burick was elected prison board president. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU

TRUMBULL COUNTY Niles man sentenced for bribery

He could have received up to 33 years in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Hair may recede, but barbershop stands its ground

Fancy hair salons are OK, but sometimes, a man's just gotta go to a barber. For 42 years, Bill


Mr. and Mrs. John J. Vranches (Diane Roach) of Charlottesville, Va., are announcing the birth of

COLUMBIANA CO. Vote OKs expansion by Salem

Salem has said it's willing to pay for half the utility expansion project. LISBON -- Nearly 75

GIRARD Auditor's report shows problems

The report is standard when communities are under a fiscal emergency. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Old bad habits die hard

Opinion: There are some roads best left untraveled. One of the best to be avoided is the road that leads to a

FINGERHUT SLAYING Charge of gun theft is dismissed

A city prosecutor believes the murder defendant fabricated the story that her gun was stolen. By


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Beaver OKs rezoning

Beaver OKs rezoning NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees voted to rezone a parcel of land on the

YOUNGSTOWN YWCA trustees vote to close pool

Besides leaking 2,244 gallons a week, the pool has been a drain on the budget, its director says.

Housing authority workers' raise grows

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County Housing Authority's 35 employees will receive a bigger raise than


Charles Straub, U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s spokesman, said about a congressional

YOUNGSTOWN Program aims to combat effect of violence on kids

The brochure provides a 24-hour telephone number for assistance. YOUNGSTOWN -- City police who


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