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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

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

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


FACING SIN IN THE RANKS

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


FRIDAY

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

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

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


BUSH VS. CLONING

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


FOOD

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

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

By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police have


OHIO Director: Unadopted need aid

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


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

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


YSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Tonight's game

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


MAHONING COUNTY

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