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NILES BOARD OF EDUCATION Veteran grads accept diplomas

A Howland man was wounded and earned four major battle stars. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

EMBEZZLEMENT Pacsi earns time off

FARRELL, Pa. -- Odette S. Pacsi, sentenced to one year in federal prison last February for bank

YOUNGSTOWN Mill Creek park board signs pact to save land

Easement owners must ensure that the land will not be developed. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF


UClaire Maluso, hired by U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. in June 1998, was designated as his

BOARDMAN ODOT plan targets 224

A special surface will be used on the slippery stretch. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF


LOCAL Time change STRUTHERS -- The Poland-Struthers girls high school basketball games Saturday

HERMITAGE City denies permit requested to rebuild house razed in 2000

The city says the property hasn't been used as a residential site for more than four years.

GM, union reach agreement on schedule changes

The agreement means workers will be at the plant 24 minutes longer. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

NFL 49ers' Ray Brown elated over Pro Bowl selection

The 16-year veteran didn't allow a sack for a playoff team with a 12-4 record. By TOM WILLIAMS

MERCER COUNTY Gottuso scores 28 points in Hickory victory

The Hornets gained momentum throughout to roll to a 59-32 win over Wilmington. By BILL ALBRIGHT

WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP Zoning board of appeals overturns official's ruling

Operation of a printing press business was approved for Kroner Publications. MINERAL RIDGE -- The

Report: Black Crowes have broken up

Report: Black Crowes have broken up NEW YORK -- The Black Crowes are dead ducks. After more than


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County Ronald L. Simpson, 19, of New Road, Youngstown, was indicted

SVC GIRLS BASKETBALL Ursuline regroups, beats Warren Harding, 46-38

Courtney Davidson's strong play down the stretch helped the Irish to their third SVC victory. By

YOUNGSTOWN Control board

The city's control board -- the mayor, law director and finance director -- approved these spending

Forum to target Valley security issues

YOUNGSTOWN -- A task force in charge of developing a comprehensive state strategy to address

BEAVER CREEK STATE PARK Officials consider creating a livery for canoes, kayaks

Last year, nearly 3,000 boaters launched craft from the park. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


Opinion: TIGHTEN SECURITY AT SMALL AIRPORTS Dallas Morning News: After a tragic incident in which a 15-

Get your motor runnin' for vintage Harley exhibit

WARREN -- That noise you hear coming from the National Packard Museum is "Thunder of the Road."


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Todd W. Fisher, 30, of 4472 Barrington Drive, Austintown, and

h The 838th Military Police Company will be the first National Guard unit in the United States to

h The 838th Military Police Company will be the first National Guard unit in the United States to


ASSOCIATIONS XYoungstown Charter Chapter, American Business Women's Association, will meet at 6:30


GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Fitch 48, Mooney 46 Boardman 50, Canfield 36 Ursuline

Homes may get water service


Osama bin Laden still the top prize

Opinion: The Bush administration's frustration with the elusiveness of Osama bin Laden and other top

Trustees elect officers

Trustees elect officers CANFIELD -- Joyce Brooks has been elected president and Paul Good vice

Expert: Bioterrorism is worse than N-bomb

Bioterrorism can be more lethal than a nuclear bomb, doctor says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


A year-by-year breakdown of Bando's minor league managing career. He spent the first six years in

New security manager

New security manager SHARON, Pa. -- Former city Police Chief Raymond C. Greene has been named

No one should want to come to Youngstown's supermax

Opinion: Testimony at this week's supermax prison trial in U.S. District Court in Akron should be mandatory

OHIO Electricity-choice plans benefit many, official says

The state consumers' counsel said there is still room for improvement in searching for an

SOUTHERN LOCAL District prepares for expansion

SALINEVILLE -- Southern Local school officials will break ground at 1 p.m. Saturday in Washington

BOARDMAN Bland, Russo propel victory

Boardman capitalized on Canfield's cold-shooting start to produce a 50-36 win. By JOE SCALZO


By VERONICA GORLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER ace it. They're addicted. Caffeine is as big a part


St. Elizabeth John and Carrie Ryan, 470 Garver Drive, Youngstown, boy, Jan. 10. Peter and

Forum Health considers building parking deck

Forum Health considers building parking deck YOUNGSTOWN -- Forum Health is considering building a

Seeking donations

Seeking donations CORTLAND -- Operation Christmas Eagle, a project that provided gifts to 375

AUSTINTOWN Buhro ignites Fitch to 48-46 victory over Mooney

The Falcons trailed 25-18 at halftime before rallying for their second conference win. By CHUCK

DETAILS | Group's report

Highlights from the Ohio Consumers' Counsel report on the first year of electricity choice in Ohio:

Police will talk to robbery victim

COLUMBIANA -- City police were to interview today the victim of an armed robbery at the victim's Elm

South Range cruises to 9th straight victory

Mineral Ridge and Springfield also won ICL games. McDONALD -- Four players scored in double

Le Cercle Francais re-elects officers

YOUNGSTOWN -- Members of Le Cercle Francais met Dec. 22 at the Youngstown Club for a Christmas party

Slosser leads Clemson

Slosser leads Clemson Poland High graduate Maggie Slosser scored 11 points as Clemson fell to No.

RECOGNITION DINNER Uptown Kiwanis Club presents awards at ball

D.D. Davis and Karla Krickich were among award recipients. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Kiwanis Club of

Pilot walks away from two crashes in one day

Pilot walks away from two crashes in one day DURANGO, Colo. -- Justin Kirkbride emerged unscathed

Boak earned the support of most Canfield voters

Opinion: Boak earned the support of most Canfield voters EDITOR: In his column of Jan. 4, David Skolnick

Valley Arts Guild schedules public reception for exhibition

SHARON, Pa. -- The Valley Arts Guild will hold a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. today at its

3 arraigned in robbery

SHARON, Pa. -- Police have arrested three men in the strong-arm robbery of a city man in the 300

Slate of officers for 2002 inducted by Al Asir Court 200 in December

YOUNGSTOWN -- The election and installation of officers for the coming season was a highlight of a

HEALTH-O-RAMA 3 YSU students get funds from fair

Health-O-Rama is celebrating its 25th year. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Board member's remark triggers strong reaction

The union chief compared improving report card marks to climbing Mount Everest: It's going to take

INTERNET SAFETY How not to be a victim

Teen-agers in Columbiana County and Pittsburgh were lured away from home by people they "met" on the

McKelvey requests study on west end

The study would determine costs and time required to prepare a site there. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

ODOT plan targets 224

A special surface will be used on the slippery stretch. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

'Go Girl Go' at JCC

'Go Girl Go' at JCC YOUNGSTOWN -- Local girls have the opportunity to learn healthful lifestyle

GAIL WHITE Riding out child's speed phase is an uphill job

Every morning when I drive my son to school, we look forward to driving by a cozy cape cod house.

TRAFICANT CASE U.S. Rep denies charge on show

The show's co-host said that some charges against the congressman were flimsy and that he hoped the

WARREN Burglars targeting downtown

A handgun was stolen from the bonding company. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Board approves zoning change

MILTON -- A new convenience-hardware store and lumber yard may soon be built in the township. The

Local unit to utilize humvees

AUSTINTOWN -- The 838th Military Police Company will be the first National Guard unit in the United


THURSDAY'S GAMES Boston 5, Los Angeles 0 Pittsburgh 2, Buffalo 0 Montreal 4, N.Y. Islanders 0

Girl Scout cookie sale

Girl Scout cookie sale NILES -- Lake to River Girl Scout Council is urging the public to think

LIQUOR CONTROL Permits, transfers

Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications and

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE This time, Bando is staying

Chris Bando, new manager of the Scrappers, is impressed by Cafaro Field. By BRIAN RICHESSON

TRANSPORTATION Transit plan to go to Eastgate board

Several Trumbull communities are contributing to the program. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

GM plans car for 21st century

The interior floor of GM's car of the future would be flat, without foot pedals or steering column.

HERMITAGE Police charge odometer rollback

He reduced the mileage before returning the vehicle to GMAC, according to the police. HERMITAGE,

U.S. ships 20 prisoners to detention in Cuba

President Bush warned Iran not to interfere in neighboring Afghanistan or harbor fleeing terrorists.

MAHONING COUNTY Areas will share funds, official says


LOWELLVILLE Council appointments

These village council members were appointed to committees for 2002 at a recent council meeting:

Choice means savings

Choice means savings Many state residents are saving between $10 and $110 annually on their

TV exec gets the Browns'message

YOUNGSTOWN -- Roland Adeszko, general manager for television station WKBN Channel 27, has heard from

Board member's remark triggers strong reaction

The union chief compared improving report card marks to climbing Mount Everest: It's going to take


Brookfield Board of Education, organizational meeting, 9 a.m., high school. AGENDA runs daily.

MCDONALD SCHOOLS Niles board's refusal to keep career center draws criticism

A board member called Niles' decision a terrible business move. By MARY SMITH VINDICATOR

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials: Finances are back on track

Commissioners say they were surprised by end-of-year checks. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL