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Food bank to benefit from YSU program

YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior nutrition students from Youngstown State University will present a free cooking

MERCER COUNTY State grant to aid 911 radio contacts

The county will approved a three-year contract with the Pennsylvania Social Services Union. By

The state issued several citations last week for violations of state liquor and tobacco laws at area

The state issued several citations last week for violations of state liquor and tobacco laws at area

TRUMBULL CO. Girard father gets 9 years in the death of infant son

The Girard man was a first-time offender. WARREN -- A 24-year-old Girard man will spend nine years

SHARON Council plans to appeal pending reassessments

City officials want to know how the new assessments were determined. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

GAIL WHITE Paws that refresh: Dog brightens residents' day

The minute I saw Tony, I fell in love. His distinguished, exotic look gave him a prestigious


BASEBALL The National Amateur Baseball Assn. -- seeking players ages of 13-20 who would like to be


SURPLUS FOOD Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, 8:30 to 10 a.m.


INSIDE/A3 UThe nature of warfare is drastically changing, and terrorism has increasingly become

Shot wounds man

Shot wounds man YOUNGSTOWN -- A 33-year-old man was in stable condition at St. Elizabeth Health

TRUMBULL CO. Father gets 9 years in death of son

The Girard man was a first-time offender. WARREN -- A 24-year-old Girard man will spend nine years

MERCER COUNTY Incident in court leads to charge

The man was observing a Sharpsville woman's trial, in which she's accused of assaulting her

Pediatrician sentenced

Pediatrician sentenced WARREN -- A 63-year-old pediatrician, convicted of a misdemeanor count of

MERCER Court denies appeal of earlier conviction

The convicted killer said the prosecution was guilty of misconduct in the case. MERCER, Pa. --


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GIRARD FINANCES Panel grants extension to mayor

The oversight commission chairman called on Girard to follow the state auditor's recommendations.

Packard Music plans for new box office

WARREN -- Plans for a new box office at the city-owned W.D. Packard Music Hall are under way Linda

Scientists question mammogram value

Scientists question mammogram value WASHINGTON -- It's advice that's almost become gospel: Getting

YOUNGSTOWN Board of control

The city's board of control approved these contracts and other spending items: A contract with the

GIRLS Howland's defense does job

Austintown Fitch had more turnovers than points in the first half. By GARY HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR

Why con investors? Because that's where the money was

Opinion: It was only a metaphor, but a metaphor that every congressional committee investigating the collapse

YOUNGSTOWN CIVIC CENTER Fed up, Lyden will leave board

The resigning board member has doubts the civic-center project will work at all. By ROGER G. SMITH


Opinion: DOUBLE STANDARD ON COCAINE Chicago Tribune: The human body doesn't know the difference between

Kip Wells may be new ace in Pirates' rotation

He came from the Chicago White Sox in a winter deal. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

FARRELL 20 scholarships available for PSU technology camp

The scholarship value of the trip to camp is $21,000. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU

SVC BASKETBALL Davidson, Cook spur Ursuline to 11th win

The Irish posted a 57-46 win over Cardinal Mooney for a 4-1 SVC record. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

SCOTT SHALAWAY Sighting leads to search for Ivory-bills

Occasionally, a wildlife story gets real news coverage in both the print and broadcast media. Last

Union retiree worries over future of labor movement

Opinion: Union retiree worries over future of labor movement EDITOR: As a retiree who was an active

NEW CASTLE Council approves worker contracts

City officials are moving forward with work on downtown revitalization. By LAURE CIOFFI

CHAMPION Police to check up on senior citizens

The chief said home security evaluations are available. CHAMPION -- Police Chief Dennis Steinbeck

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Search turns up 11 military heroes

The marker honoring the Medal of Honor winners would be dedicated during Memorial Day week 2003.

SEBRING School leader looks ahead

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU SEBRING -- Now that a new three-year teachers contract

BASKETBALL Western Reserve quietly takes over first place in Inter-County League

The Blue Devils defeated Mineral Ridge 53-41. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

MAHONING VALLEY Boccieri rethinks state Senate race

The state representative is concerned his district will fall into the hands of a Republican if he

YSU prof: Warfare drastically changing

Future warfare will feature small groups with weapons of mass destruction attacking urban

SHARON English to use 'Net in bid for re-election

SHARON, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Phil English of Erie won't try to physically visit all seven counties in

SHANNON KOS KILLING Hearing focuses on whether suspect was denied an attorney

The suspect's attorney wants all statements he made to police to be thrown out. By LAURE CIOFFI


SENIOR BOWL ROSTERS Saturday At Mobile, Ala. North Team 1 Cliff Russell, WR, Utah 2 Herb

Record number of bald eagles wintering in Ohio

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR OAK HARBOR, OHIO -- A recent survey of bald eagles in Ohio shows record

MIKE BRAUN Deer-in-orange-vest story redux

Getting bamboozled once is enough to make one feel and look foolish. Getting fooled twice only


LOCAL PAC honor roll Thirty three student-athletes from Westminster College and 18 more from

MEDAL OF HONOR List of recipients

County officials have developed this list of recipients of the nation's highest military honor who

EOWL'S BEST Wrestler of the week

BOARDMAN -- On the strength of his performance at last week's Top Gun tournament, senior Tony

Knights of Pythias 343 installs officers

NORTH JACKSON -- New officers for 2002 were installed Jan. 11 by the Knights of Pythias Lodge 343 at

REGION Second Bancorp Inc. reports 2001 earnings

REGION Second Bancorp Inc. reports 2001 earnings WARREN -- Second Bancorp Inc., holding company

MAHONING COUNTY JUVENILE COURT 13 teams to vie in basketball loop at South

YOUNGSTOWN -- Thirteen teams will participate in two divisions when the Mahoning County Juvenile


OHIO Birding on the web COLUMBUS -- Birding enthusiasts can now view Ohio songbirds up close

TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Hubbard avenges lone conference loss with rout

The Eagles' height and Lynle Cornell's defense worked in concert in the 59-44 victory. By JOE

CONGRESS Latell mulls race in 17th

Sawyer is interested in running for state treasurer, a Democratic spokeswoman said. By DAVID

JACK WOLLITZ Many factors affect angling

Savvy anglers know that they really understand only a fraction of what is going on under the water.

TRUMBULL COUNTY Bristol routs Southington; edges closer to ESC crown

The Panthers have won seven straight games. By SAL MARINO VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT SOUTHINGTON

Mayor discusses restoring police position

SHARON, Pa. -- The post of police captain of detectives, cut out of the 2002 budget when the


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Spiros G. Arvanitidis, 26, of 156 Kendall Ave. #4, Campbell,

Swore in Michael A. James, who was appointed by city council, as a park board member. James replaces

Swore in Michael A. James, who was appointed by city council, as a park board member. James replaces


St. Elizabeth Bedros and Lonia Moradian, 546 Ferncliffe, Poland, boy, Jan. 24. Thomas and


A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people Thursday: Jose Rivera, 22, Grandview Avenue,

WRESTLING Hoppel tourney has 8 teams

The lineups are dotted with state qualifiers. LISBON -- The 24th Everett Hoppel Memorial wrestling

WARREN POLICE Chief says he's unaware of brutality

The Urban League boss says change won't come overnight. By AMANDA C. DAVIS and PEGGY SINKOVICH

MAHONING COUNTY Library branch construction on schedule

The board raised rental rates for library meeting rooms. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF

Columnist Barry gets name on sewage station

Columnist Barry gets name on sewage station GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Shivering in subzero North Dakota

MAHONING VALLEY Medical society, OSHA team up for training



EVENTS, SEASONS The Youngstown Power Squadron will hold a 5-week basic boating course starting

Oops, pardon us

Oops, pardon us The "What's On" television listings booklet included with today's editions of The



NILES SCHOOLS Poor test scores concern board

Niles earned the second-lowest proficiency test scores in Trumbull County. By DENISE DICK

MERCER CO. Sharon battles back to victory

The 45-42 win over Hickory improved the Tigers' record to 15-1. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

Badges, badges -- no need for civil deputy status or badges

Opinion: The abuse of so-called civil deputy commissions coupled with the revelation that Mahoning County

Pupils' benefit program

Pupils' benefit program WARREN -- Pupils of Notre Dame Catholic School will present the program "A

GIRLS ROUNDUP Boardman belts Harding

Maplewood kept the top spot in the East Suburban Conference. WARREN -- Playing tough defense, the

WARREN LTV agrees to sell plant

LTV intends to shut down the coke plant's furnaces next Friday if it isn't sold. By DON SHILLING

CONGRESS Latell joins race in 17th

Sawyer is interested in running for state treasurer, a Democratic spokeswoman said. By DAVID

Sheriff's staff

Sheriff's staff LISBON -- Columbiana County Sheriff Dave Smith said he's boosting the department's

YOUNGSTOWN Killer seeks new trial over juror

The juror says he changed his vote for fear of prosecution and need of medicine. By BOB JACKSON