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LAWRENCE COUNTY A hard look at home values


17TH DISTRICT Hagan considers running

The state senator says he has received calls from many labor leaders urging him to run for

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Official: Show voters how tax would be spent

Legal advice will be sought regarding ballot language. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

HERMITAGE SCHOOLS Director: Board faces a $400,000 rise in spending

Mandated cost increases are the equivalent of 5.5 mills of property tax revenues. HERMITAGE, Pa.

MAHONING VALLEY Projects vie for state funding

The Mahoning Valley is expected to receive $5 million to $6 million in funding from the state's

Renewed Bulldogs beat Salem

Poland's defense forced 15 Salem turnovers in the first half and held the Quakers to 3 points in the


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth John and Marie Fryda, 137 Lost Creek Drive, Youngstown, boy, Jan. 19

Bankruptcy filing surprises local fans

Customers said they find Kmart friendly, neat, well-organized and uncrowded. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

New 'No F' plan gets board's OK

SHARON, Pa. -- The school board has passed a final version of an academic policy that could prevent

BRISTOL Rapist's father pleads guilty to endangering

The father of the teen could face up to five years in prison, court officials said. By PEGGY

RENEWAL PROGRAM Low taxes, high fives

Winning the federal designation excites Youngstown development officials. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

TRUMBULL COUNTY Panel shelves agency project

A site on North Park Avenue still could be considered. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


FRIDAY Holy Trinity Church, 250 Bridge St., Struthers, will be taking orders for potato, cabbage

Canfield parents are split over all-day K proposal

Issues of education and parental needs emerge in the forum discussion. CANFIELD -- Parents

Greenville water disrupted in break

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- "It looked like a river," said Maria Kerekes, office manager for the Greenville

Bush hides gifts for rich behind small gifts to poor

Opinion: Bush hides gifts for rich behind small gifts to poor EDITOR: The campaign for the 2002

STANDINGS Horizon League

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Sept. 11 memorial planned

The memorial will have six sets of twin pillars. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

BOARDMAN Telltale auto part helps track down burglary suspect

The suspect backed out of a garage just as the homeowner opened the door. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

WESTERN PA. George Junior completes sweep

Chris Fiore scored 26 points as Grove City lost again to the Tigers. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

GAME TIME NFL playoffs

Who: Patriots at Steelers. When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday. TV/radio: WKBN-27, WOIO-19, KDKA-2, WBBG-FM

Trends, shoppers bypass Kmart

Kmart's troubles illustrate a truism of modern retailing: Shoppers are fickle. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Richard L. Wilson Jr., 31, of 2364 E. Midlothian Blvd.,

The government doesn't want the congressman to testify via his own questions to witnesses on the

The government doesn't want the congressman to testify via his own questions to witnesses on the

SHARON SCHOOLS Contractor must pay a penalty

The case raised no health or safety concerns, a board spokesman said. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

Miami residents protest shooting of motorist

Miami residents protest shooting of motorist MIAMI -- About 150 people marched through Miami's

Board to vote on teacher pact

SEBRING -- Sebring Board of Education will meet at 5:45 p.m. todayto vote on a contract with the

CANFIELD SCHOOLS Official: Levy key to all-day grade K

Costs for implementing the program would approach $600,000, the superintendent told parents. By

Follow the bouncing ball

Follow the bouncing ball The NBA figured out a way to increase its TV revenues despite shrinking

They are prisoners, after all

Opinion: Al-Qaida prisoners in Cuba have no complaint, and their advocates in this country and abroad who

YOUNGSTOWN 2 cops facing robbery trial

Defense lawyers told jurors that the alleged assault never took place. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Assault charge

Assault charge YOUNGSTOWN -- A 37-year-old Mineral Ridge man faces misdemeanor assault and

EAST PALESTINE Officials consider 6 for post of fire chief

The current fire chief will retire in October. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU EAST


REGION xxx xxx HOWLAND -- Stoneridge, a locally based wiring manufacturer that does most if its

YOUNGSTOWN LTV, retirees reach deal on health insurance

Notices about the cancellation of health coverage are expected to be mailed by Jan. 31. YOUNGSTOWN

RED CROSS BENEFIT Chocolate and charity

The success of last year's event has caused it to be moved to the Holiday Inn MetroPlex. By LAURA

HOWLAND Stringer/Outback Classic carries a theme

Organizers expect 25 to 30 NFL players and coaches at the event this summer at Avalon Lakes. By

YOUNGSTOWN STATE DiGregorio expects more despite youth

The Penguins play Wright State Thursday at Beeghly Center. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS

Accident injures man operating forklift

Accident injures man operating forklift SALEM -- A North Jackson man was injured in an industrial

GAMBLING CASE With up to 6 suspects, agent expects more

BOARDMAN -- The FBI probe of sports gambling in the area has four to six suspects at this time, but

SHARON Board grants variance for new building

SHARON, Pa. -- The city's Zoning Board of Appeals has granted a variance to allow the construction

GIRLS BASKETBALL South Range 12-0 after beating Bears

Leetonia was leading by seven points at halftime. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT NORTH

TRAFICANT CASE Rep seeks extension of trial

The government doesn't want the congressman to testify via his own questions to those on the witness

MURDER CASE Defendant loses ruling

The judge also denied Monday's request to move his upcoming trial. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR


DONATIONS Sept. 11 memorial Donations are accepted online at Other ways to

Niles nearly flawless in victory at Canfield

The Red Dragons were terrific in the first half and in the game's last 5 minutes. By CHUCK

YSU Sweet appoints new marketing director

YSU hopes the new administrator can get out the university's positive stories. By RON COLE


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MAHONING VALLEY Capital bill projects

These are the Mahoning Valley projects to be considered for funding from the Ohio Capital

NEW CASTLE Man seeks lifting of ban

Bob Semler remains in county custody, but is being detained in a hospital. By LAURE CIOFFI

HM STEEL Worker faces charges

The company opened in March 2001 with 14 employees. NILES -- Criminal charges have been filed

Lowering standards for teachers hurts education

Opinion: After nearly half of prospective teachers in Pennsylvania failed qualifying tests in math, science


THURSDAY Youngstown Community School board meeting, 7:30 a.m., at Millcreek Children's Center, 44

NILES McKinley research center groundbreaking cancelled

The memorial library plans to build a replica of the 25th president's birthplace. By DENISE DICK

CITY SERIES Chaney avenges loss to Wilson

Senior Matt Lobaugh scored a career-high 17 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and three

GAIL WHITE Children have much to teach about acceptance

As a white, middle-class, suburban woman, I have been insulated from the biting, unjust jaws of

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Officer to handle minority hiring

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Alphonso Curry Jr., former human resources

Warren council to vote on cleanup

Warren council to vote on cleanup WARREN -- City council is expected to vote tonight on ordinances

Skating lessons offered

Skating lessons offered YOUNGSTOWN -- A final series of skating lessons for beginner skaters age 4

6TH DISTRICT Reardon likely to run

He would face a four-term congressman in a Democratic primary. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


CITY SERIES League All games Rayen3-09-4 Chaney2-14-9 Canton Timken2-23-11 Wilson0-41-13

OHIO House passes redistricting plan by GOP

State Reps. Dan Sferra and Timothy Grendell voted for the plan. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR