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TRAFICANT CASE Motion objects to anonymous jury

The congressman wants jurors to be drawn from his district. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

COMMUNITY ACTION Transit raises rates, reduces services

The fare increase is the first by the agency in years. LISBON -- A nonprofit rural transit system

District to seek funds for technical upgrades

Farrell could have 90 percent of the project's cost covered by the fund. FARRELL, Pa. -- The

Brothers face charge

Brothers face charge BROOKFIELD -- Two Sharon brothers will return to court Thursday, charged with

BOARDMAN Officials take bird calls about crows

Sometimes the cause of large bird die-offs is never found. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR


Campbell Memorial High School January and June Classes of 1947 will meet for breakfast Wednesday at

Council won't challenge Census data

EAST PALESTINE -- City council has decided not to challenge the U.S. Census 2000 figures that leave

No get-out-of-jail-free card for Hubbard worker

Opinion: No get-out-of-jail-free card for Hubbard worker EDITOR: This letter is in response to an article


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John A. Cartwright, 37, of 701 Jones St., Hubbard, and Donna

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Holly Eaken and Jason Williams, 1897 Draper St., Warren, boy, Jan. 13. Gary and

MAHONING COUNTY Officials apply leftover funds to airport costs

The money comes from airport capital improvement funding left over from 2001. By BOB JACKSON

FARRELL SCHOOLS Acting principal will stay in post

Charles Sanitate has worked for more than 30 years in the district. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

Parents announce Oliva-Whited engagement

The engagement of Kristen D. Oliva, 738 Beaver Ave., Girard, and Richard L. Whited II, 46 Ewing

AUSTINTOWN Trustees to check law on home rule

Trustees approved $5.7 million in temporary appropriations. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

TOUGHMAN Fighters are ready for tournament

WARREN -- A toughman and toughwoman boxing tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at


BASEBALL Campbell Association -- will have registration for Tee-Ball, Minor League and Little

TRUMBULL COUNTY Rapist to serve 5 years in prison

The defendant told the judge that he was sorry for his actions. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

ICE HOCKEY Canfield beats CVCA

The Cardinals have won six of their past nine games. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

CITY/SVC Bland's 23 powers Spartans

Boardman is 5-0 in the Steel Valley Conference; Rayen defeated Timken. AUSTINTOWN -- Amber Bland

COLUMBIANA CO. Hoppel to lead board

The county's gloomy financial outlook will be his priority. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE United rallies past E. Palestine

Michelle Foster and Alexis Thomas each scored 12 points for the Golden Eagles. By JOHN BUTERA

MAHONING VALLEY It's not on a fast track, but officials seek racing facility

Public money may be necessary to build the track. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE Lack of qualified running mates disheartens Democratic official

The Democratic state representative is challenging Republican J. Kenneth Blackwell for Ohio

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY The vast corporate conspiracy to drive you nuts

From a top-secret memo dated January 1981, found in a dusty, imaginary office, on the bottom floor

One and done

One and done Lleyton Hewitt's first time as a No. 1 seed in a Grand Slam event will be one he'll

Champion beats Falls with game on 'line'

CHAMPION -- The Champion High girls basketball team scored 13 of its 15 overtime points at the foul

BOARDMAN Trustees maintain township police cars

The new trustee seated Monday wants a more prominent police presence in the northern part of the

TRAFICANT CASE Motion objects to secret jury

The congressman wants jurors to be drawn from his district. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

YOUNGSTOWN Trial begins for cops accused of robbery

The officers are not fired, but they aren't allowed to work and aren't being paid. By BOB JACKSON

OHIO State board approves request for YSU projects

Construction on the Bliss Hall project is scheduled to begin in late spring. By MICHELE C. HLADIK


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CHAMPION MIDDLE SCHOOL Program will work to develop character

The emphasis this month is on citizenship. CHAMPION -- Community Solutions Association will help

LAWRENCE COUNTY United way still strives to meet goal

The United Way hopes to fund programs for nonprofit agencies with this year's campaign. By LAURE

'Roots of Terrorism'

'Roots of Terrorism' YOUNGSTOWN -- Three members of the Youngstown State University faculty will

MVSD CASE DeJute asks judge to end suit before trial begins

The lawsuit contends the former board director improperly paid a Rhode Island company for work not

AUSTINTOWN SCHOOLS Board to put levy on ballot again

The bond issue would allow the school district to build a new junior high to replace Austintown

Violent, disruptive behavior has no place in youth sports

Opinion: A year and a half after Thomas Junta pummeled Michael Costin to death in the most unfortunate


NATION HP, Compaq offer bonuses to stay SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq

YOUNGSTOWN Reardon has eye on state post

State Democratic officials will give the potential state treasurer candidate a fund-raising plan

CRAIG BEACH Councilman's vote being reviewed

Bob Richards acted as a voting member at the meeting. By TELA DURBIN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

BOARDMAN Officials take bird calls over crows

Sometimes the cause of large bird die-offs is never found. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Redevelopment agency to ask city for $2.8M

Interest rates are low, but a bad financial forecast could hurt the city's credit rating and

CSC LTD. Future of property remains unclear

A CSC executive is advising laid-off workers to seek work elsewhere rather than wait for the mill to


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

CURBSTONE Conatser excited to be at Ohio St.

The former YSU coach has been busy with recruiting for the Buckeyes. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

LEETONIA Parents to get information about fourth-grade tests

The principal said 47 fourth-graders are at risk of not passing the reading portion of the test.

VFW post cited

VFW post cited NEWTON FALLS -- Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 at 433 Arlington Road, has been cited by

NEW MIDDLETOWN Council OKs advertising for bids


POLICE CALLS Canfield city, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY: Jan. 7 Shoplifting: A male suspect was caught at


WEDNESDAY Mathews Board of Education, 7 p.m., special executive session to evaluate the district

These actions were taken Monday night by area school boards and councils:

These actions were taken Monday night by area school boards and councils: VILLAGE COUNCIL LISBON

Woman's body found in river at E. Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL -- The county coroner must make a positive identification, but Capt. Norm Curtis of

Firefighters rescue South Side woman

YOUNGSTOWN -- If Monique Stubbins did not have her bedroom door closed when a fire started in her

GIRARD City assures seniors they will have rides

Council's finance committee plans to meet more often. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Kentucky's top court must protect Justin

Opinion: Rich and Cheryl Asente of Girard want the Kentucky Supreme Court to look at the "big picture" when

Hermitage denies zoning for garage

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Donald and Laura Shawley won't be able to build an 18-foot-by-22-foot unattached

Robbers hit station twice in four days

SANDY LAKE, Pa. -- McQuiston's Gas Station on U.S. Route 62 in Sandy Lake Township was the target of

YOUNGSTOWN Agency asks city for $2.8 million

Interest rates are low, but a bad financial forecast could hurt the city's credit rating and

A CLOSER LOOK Crystal Schuler

Staying poised: Schuler said she is an emotional player and sometimes gets frustrated on the court.

Nicole Kountz, Brian Matthews to wed in May

YOUNGSTOWN -- Nicole Marie Kountz and Brian Matthews, both of 106 N. Evanston Ave., are planning to

MERCER COUNTY Bell chimes in with 25 to lead Sharon's victory

The Tigers opened a big lead early against Wilmington. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

LOWELLVILLE Teachers approve of a 3-year contract

The union accepted a contract proposal after 18 hours of negotiations last weekend. By PAUL

COLUMBUS GOP reveals proposal on redistricting

Mahoning and Trumbull counties would each be represented by two congressmen under the GOP plan. By

Miss Costello, Gregory Colvin are engaged

PETERSBURG -- Sandra and Patrick Costello, 14385 Petersburg-Unity Road, are announcing the

They took it off, all off

Opinion: Bulgarian TV viewers aren't getting "The Naked Truth" anymore. The comely female newscasters who

Trumbull panel approves contract

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners have approved a labor contract with the 169 unionized

CHAMPION Highly explosive device turns up in yard

ATF agents will help police determine how the explosive ended up in a residential area. By PEGGY

Schuler, Raiders dream of unbeaten season

At 10-0, South Range is enjoying one of the school's finest years on the court. By JOE SCALZO

YOUNGSTOWN Drug charges faced

Officials said they expect the value of seized assets to reach about $1 million. YOUNGSTOWN --

Compromise needed in the county courthouse

Opinion: When the recently released performance audit of Mahoning County government suggested that

Raiders roll past Mineral Ridge

South Range stayed unbeaten in the Inter-County League. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

NILES HM Steel works out payroll issue

The company employs 14 people, with plans to hire 59 others over three years. NILES -- A Hunter

Muggle shirt project

Muggle shirt project KINSMAN -- Harry Potter fans in grades two to seven can register for "Magical


YSU Meech named MVP for volleyball YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior Kristen Meech was named the 2001

Attacked by inmate

Attacked by inmate YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County deputy sheriff beaten by an inmate suffered