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SHARON School district faces higher costs in budget

The district is already looking at a $350,000 increase in employee retirement and insurance costs.

YOUNGSTOWN Police investigate burglaries on south, west, east, north sides

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police responded to eight burglary calls on all sides of town from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15

SHARON SPEEDWAY Blaneys buy track, plan major renovations

The NASCAR driver and his father head a group that made the purchase. HARTFORD -- After years of

YSU BASKETBALL Today's games

MEN Who: YSU (3-11, 1-3) vs. Detroit (8-8, 2-2). When: 7 p.m. Where: Beeghly Center. The

MCDONALD Village council

At Wednesday night's meeting, the council: Tabled the third reading of an ordinance that caps

SCRAPPERS 2002 schedule announced

NILES -- Assuming Major League Baseball reaches an agreement with the players union, the Mahoning


Opinion: FOOD STAMPS FOR IMMIGRANTS St. Petersburg Times: President Bush's proposal to restore food stamps

BRISTOLVILLE $1.6 million verdict upheld on appeal

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The court concluded the man's death was a result of a 40-year exposure

LOWELLVILLE Teachers pact provides raises, alters insurance

The new contract includes changes in health insurance. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


YSU Tim Frost transfers in YOUNGSTOWN -- Tim Frost, a former East High football standout, has

MEANDER RESERVOIR Revised bridge plan worries officials

Emergency crews don't want to be hemmed in with no way out to I-80. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


BASEBALL Boardman Community Baseball -- will conduct registration Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Southern

Board offers to test well water for arsenic

Board offers to test well water for arsenic BRACEVILLE -- Representatives of the Trumbull County

TRUMBULL COUNTY Shannon Road project is closest to funding

Some local communities are slow to spend Issue 2 money, according to a state official. By STEPHEN

Thugs who beat cows get a slap on the wrist

Opinion: When Judge Scott D. Hunter of the Mahoning County Court in Canfield sentenced three men for hitting

TEAMS Top Gun Tournament

Teams entered in the 16th Top Gun Wrestling tournament at Alliance High School Friday and Saturday:


CITY SERIES League All games Canton Timken2-07-4 Wilson2-15-6 Chaney1-24-7 Rayen0-22-8

AUTO INDUSTRY Delphi reports it lost $131 million in quarter

TROY, Mich. -- Delphi Automotive Systems said today that it lost $131 million in the fourth quarter

STRUTHERS Work proceeds to repair complex

More inspections are scheduled for February. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

NEW CASTLE District to try for preschool program

Board members abolished three positions and hired teachers and a school nurse. By LAURE CIOFFI

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials seek an alternative to rise in sales tax

A county office that helps the elderly has a new director. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,2.852.95 Banc One,.84,38.4238.45 Clear Channel, 47.61

Transportation program

Transportation program AUSTINTOWN -- Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is now organizing

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Board to map out strategies at Feb. retreat

The board voted to sell some $6.8 million in Anthem Inc. stock. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR


THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN REGION First Place Financial lists quarter's earnings WARREN --

PULASKI, PA. Fired police chief ponders an appeal

He wants to be returned to his job with back pay. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- It's unclear if Pulaski's


Leading records for area wrestlers, by weight class: 103 -- Stu Sanor, West Branch, 13-2; Kyle

Traffic safety blitz

Traffic safety blitz GIRARD -- The police department will conduct a traffic safety blitz Monday to

CANFIELD City manager seeks policy on tree removal

The city manager doesn't want the tree-removal ordinance used as a weapon in property disputes. By

Reach for the skies, pardner

Opinion: Everybody brought up on television or movie westerns knows the scenario. The valiant marshal can't

Store owner to be deported for delivery of illegal drug

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A Lawrence County man will have to leave the United States as part of his

Scouts to compete in outdoor events

PARKMAN -- The Arrowhead Boy Scout District Winter Event will be Saturday at Camp Chickagami, state

AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP A.H. Davis reaches milestone in Thiel win; Grove City 12-4

Mount Union's Todd Richards scored 22 points to go over the 1,000-point mark. WASHINGTON, Pa. --

ISSUE 2 Trumbull County projects

Listed below are the Trumbull County projects vying for Issue 2 grants this year, followed by a


BOYS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA Reynolds 85, Shenango 60 Beaver Falls 69, Sharon 64

COLUMBIANA Officials explain benefits of proposed waterline

The new waterline would increase water volume. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

YOUNGSTOWN Long weekend forces delay in trial of 2 cops

Lawyers didn't want to have a three-day lag in testimony, court officials said. By BOB JACKSON

WARREN RECYCLING Company fined for dumping without license

Prosecutors said the company dumped wood that came from a cabinet manufacturer, not a construction

PREP BASKETBALL Triplett has triple-double in win

Rayen bounced Campbell Memorial by 40 points. CAMPBELL -- The Rayen School out-scored Campbell


Eastgate Regional Council of Governments District 6 Public Works Integrating Committee, 9 a.m.,

TRUMBULL COUNTY Girard project is close to funding

Some local communities are slow to spend Issue 2 money, according to a state official. By STEPHEN

CAMPBELL Council members fill vacant ward seat

The former board member was among eight applicants for the vacant council seat. By PAUL WHEATLEY

MAHONING COUNTY FOP official: Resignation isn't a surprise


Items taken from house

Items taken from house NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A man says someone stole his property out of a condemned

YOUNGSTOWN Council action City council handled these items during its meeting Wednesday:

Heard Mike Cossack Jr. complain that council has prohibited parking on both sides of the street


XJustin and Jennifer (Weaver) White of Waverly, W.Va., announce the birth of their first child, a

YOUNGSTOWN Council formally OKs deal with arena board

The project is moving ahead on at least seven fronts. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Comingfirstover (RT)5.202.802.60 Grover Mike (L

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Woman's quiet ways speak volumes about caring

Shiloah James is a beautiful black woman with a quiet demeanor and a soft voice. For a year, my

With care, Girard's debt could have been avoided

Opinion: With care, Girard's debt could have been avoided EDITOR: With the national economy in a rapid

AVALON INN Dental society sets installation dance

A Salem native is the first female president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society. POLAND -- Dr.

Lowellville board OKs teachers pact

LOWELLVILLE -- The board of education approved a new teachers contract by a 5-0 vote during a

Austintown cops find stolen minivan

AUSTINTOWN -- Police found nine floppy disk drives early today in a stolen minivan that was parked

MOUNT UNION COLLEGE Ceremony, exhibit to mark MLK Day

Events include workshops, songs and films depicting the civil rights movement. ALLIANCE -- Mount

Traffic upgrade being prepared

NILES -- City council has authorized Service Director Sam Natoli to advertise for bids and enter a


FOOD AND CLOTHING Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 467 Cohasset Drive, Youngstown, 12:30

Enron pillagers earn jail time

Opinion: The collapse of Enron demands a congressional investigation and legislative remedies to some obvious

BOARDMAN Insurance broker regrets troublesome investments

The state says a Boardman agency sold nearly $16 million worth of investments improperly. By DON