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TRAFICANT CASE Prosecutors identify three workers in indictment

One staff member says he lent a hand at the farm on his own time. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

COLUMBIANA COUNTY WIC official decries cuts to funding

Coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables went to 701 Columbiana County WIC households last year. By

YOUNGSTOWN Hagan sets sights on U.S. House

A state representative and the Mahoning County recorder plan to run for state Senate. By DAVID

Actress once worked for mortuary

Before she found fame and considerable fortune starring in such hits as "Ghost" and "Sister Act",

WHAT THEY SAID Redistricting issue

Comments from and the vote of some local legislators on redistricting: "For 150 years, the

SPEECH WINNERS Columbiana High

Results from the Columbiana Rotary Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday. Thirteen teams

DUI checkpoint slated on South Avenue

DUI checkpoint slated on South Avenue BOARDMAN -- A DUI checkpoint will be from 10 p.m. Friday to

Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD CITY Jan. 17 Theft: Checks and cash were reported stolen

Poundstone speaks on abuse charges

Poundstone speaks on abuse charges LOS ANGELES -- Paula Poundstone told Maria Shriver on Tuesday

HERMITAGE Panel rejects freeway rezoning

A spokesman for Heritage development said the company won't challenge the city's ruling. By HAROLD

SHARON Sawhill buyer gets offer of state grant

A state program aimed at job retention could be tapped to help with the purchase. By HAROLD GWIN


SCHOOL BOARDS GIRARD UBoard president Jamie DeVore and member Richard Ragozine congratulated

Official reports on railway repair

YOUNGSTOWN -- Repairs to a 156-foot portion of the Central Columbiana and Pennsylvania Railway that


YSU Men's team, Patton nationally ranked YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State men's basketball

Dad ordered to attend school with truant son

Dad ordered to attend school with truant son SANTA ANA, Calif. -- As part of a crackdown on

LEETONIA Village to target yards full of junk

The police chief said there are unsightly areas in nearly every neighborhood. By NANCY TULLIS

JACKSON TOWNSHIP Local ministry group sues state on services

The group says its right to religious freedom is being denied by the state agency. By BOB JACKSON


Opinion: FACING SIN IN THE RANKS Los Angeles Times: The Vatican announced new guidelines this month on how

Marriage enrichment

Marriage enrichment NILES -- A free marriage restoration conference with the theme "New


Weathersfield Township trustees, special meeting, 1 p.m., to discuss personnel matters in executive

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Angela Dukes, 850 Martin Luther King Blvd., Youngstown, twins: girl and boy, Jan.

Ohio's failure to act could cost millions

Opinion: It's bad enough that the state of Ohio is in danger of losing more than $100 million in federal

Tortuous logic

Opinion: There is an inescapable irony in the controversy that has arisen over how the United States is

Deputies, city police probe bomb threat

Deputies, city police probe bomb threat YOUNGSTOWN -- Deputy sheriffs and city police searched the

City continues to recover from budget woes of 2000

The city is being repaid for demolishing the Regency Hotel. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR

ON THE MATS Top area wrestling records

Leading records for area wrestlers, by weight class: 103 -- Stu Sanor, West Branch, 15-2; Kyle


THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN REGION Chocolatier renews 'Price is Right' deal YOUNGSTOWN --

DISTRICT West Branch on verge of league title

The Warriors need one win for their fourth straight Northeastern Buckeye Conference championship.

YOUNGSTOWN 'Faith fair' to allow sharing of beliefs

The speaker will discuss the future of religion after the Sept. 11 attacks. By D.A. WILKINSON


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Don't Ask Me (Deaton)4.603.202.60 Creamy Score (M

YOUNGSTOWN Loitering case ends in no-contest plea

The defendant's lawyer had argued that the law she was accused of violating is unconstitutional.

GIRARD Panel considers extension for mayor's recovery plan

Three branches of government attended the closed-door meeting. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

NILES High bids put plans on hold

The project must be readvertised and new bids submitted. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

OHIO Coalition supports prescription drug bill

Part of the bill involves the state's having the power to negotiate lower drug prices for uninsured

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY For 5 years, Flick Clique clicks in the Valley

Lots of people come up with great ideas at parties; vodka and Jack Daniels will do that for you. But

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Money woes increase

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Already faced with a grim financial picture


Opinion: BUSH VS. CLONING San Jose Mercury News: Last week, at opposite ends of the country, two panels of

WARREN Group claims 2 more police brutality cases

A federal official is to return to the city next week to meet with the coalition. By PEGGY

Driver pleads guilty in vehicular death

\WARREN -- John Robertson felt no joy as he witnessed a 20-year-old Howland man plead guilty to


Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 467 Cohasset Drive, Youngstown, 12:30 p.m. Friday. Food only,

WARREN City makes inroads in budget recovery

The city is being repaid for razing the Regency Hotel. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


CITY SERIES League All games Canton Timken3-09-4 Wilson2-25-7 Chaney2-35-8 Rayen0-22-8

YOUNGSTOWN Streets chief candidates

These are the candidates, with their scores, who passed a civil service test that the city can

Police feud causes woe

The fairness of civil service exams is being disputed. WARREN -- Councilman Gary Fonce, D-at

NEW CASTLE 2 teen boys charged in plot to murder 13-year-old girl


OHIO Director: Unadopted need aid

The bill would help young adults ages 18 to 21 learn basic life skills such as finding jobs and


XRyan and Nancy Detwiler of Erie, Pa., announce the birth of their second child, a son, Bryan

KINSMAN 2 arrested in vandalism of elderly couple's home

BROOKFIELD -- Two men were to appear today for preliminary hearings in Eastern District Court,

TRAFICANT CASE Filing says government checks paid for farm work

One staff member says he lent a hand at the farm on his own time. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


Who: YSU (6-10, 3-3) vs. Wright State (3-14, 1-5). When: 7. Where: Beeghly Center. The


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Hector T. Rodriguez, 37, of 608 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown,

LISBON Court date set in kidnapping and rape case

Each offense carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence. LISBON -- A Salineville man was in

Donations help cover cost of dredging

WARREN -- Businesses and a local civic group have donated nearly all of Trumbull County's share of

YOUNGSTOWN Plan for school receives praise

Harding pupils will be at the Jefferson school building during construction. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

SEBRING SCHOOLS Officials approve contract

Teachers will get a 3 percent pay raise this year. By SUE DROTLEFF VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

YOUNGSTOWN Forum looks at security

The state's security task force conducted a forum in Youngstown today. By RON COLE VINDICATOR