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Rene & eacute; Hrycak, Dominic Conti to wed in May

YOUNGSTOWN -- Gene and Karen Hrycak, 2247 Burma Drive, and Martin and Jeanne Conti, 544 S. Schenley

YSU BASKETBALL Victory could be on the Horizon for men Monday

Youngstown State plays at Wisconsin-Green Bay. SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- The


GETTING THERE Most major airlines and a number of charter carriers service McCarran International

Allow time for checks at airport

Even shoes and bottled drinks undergo inspection. Once again, airline travelers should plan to

SIDELIGHTS For all seniors

Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has planned the following activities:

KEYSTONE CLIPS Donation to MERP will benefit kids

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP) run by the UPMC Horizon Foundation deals primarily in

COLUMBIANA -- A little over 20 years ago Ginny and Dick Younger had a plan.

COLUMBIANA -- A little over 20 years ago Ginny and Dick Younger had a plan. "We planned on having

Berlin-Ague wedding date set for April 20

GIRARD -- Donald and Peggy Berlin, 911 Keefer Road, are announcing plans for the upcoming wedding of

Accident hurts two; patrol suspects alcohol

Accident hurts two; patrol suspects alcohol BROOKFIELD -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspects

Theiss-King engagement is made known

ELLAVILLE, Ga. -- David and Lois Theiss of Ellaville are announcing the engagement of their

ICE HOCKEY Poland tied, 6-6, by Hoover on Bush's goal with :18 left

Robby Wyand and Brett Pitzulo had given the Bulldogs a 6-5 lead. By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR

LORDSTOWN Sidewalk funds to be sought

The village must provide 20 percent, or about $95,000, for the project. By DENISE DICK

CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the

WARREN FBI investigates how contracts were handled

A former city employee whom the FBI is investigating is accused of doing favors for the man who

BLACK HISTORY Schedule of events

Area Black History Month events: MAHONING COUNTY YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Friday: "First

Who's participating at the Leonardi Legacy concert:

Who's participating at the Leonardi Legacy concert: MASTERS OF CEREMONIES BILL BODINE Hometown:

The official guide to U.S. Route 6 in Pa.

The official guide to U.S. Route 6 in Pa. U.S. Route 6 across Pennsylvania's northern tier is

Thompson-Knapp wedding planned at St. Columba

BOARDMAN -- The engagement of Jeanette Thompson, 1879 San Remo Drive, Columbus, and Randall Knapp of

YOUNGSTOWN Read-in focuses on black writers

This is the second annual black read-in program. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

BOYS BASKETBALL Campbell boys topple South Range for victory

CAMPBELL -- Terrell Harris hit for 24 points, while Anthony Wright scored 12 points and added 15

With 7 runners-up, W. Branch is mat king

EAST LIVERPOOL -- West Branch High failed to win an individual title but managed to produce seven

Sept. 11 speaker

Sept. 11 speaker YOUNGSTOWN -- A local minister who served as a chaplain at the Pentagon after the

Family dinner marks Hardesty 50th jubilee

BESSEMER, Pa. -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leonard Hardesty of Bessemer were honored Dec. 29 at a family

LAWRENCE COUNTY Campground owner: Room tax would boost the tourist agency

The proposal would bring in more than $60,000 to help the tourist promotion agency. By LAURE

GAME TIME NFL playoffs

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


LAURA STEFKO BRETT MILLER BOARDMAN -- St. James Meeting House in Boardman Township Park was the

ON THE MOVE Relocating pupils

UTaft Elementary School on the city's South Side will be demolished this summer and construction

LIBRARY SCHEDULE | Events planned for February

YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY "African American Folktales and Fun." Presented by Barbara

ROOM TAXES Across the state

Thirty-four Pennsylvania counties that have enacted room taxes on hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts

TRUMBULL DIVISION AHA to sponsor Heart Light Gala

Two area residents will be honored at the event. WARREN -- The Trumbull Division of the American

AUSTINTOWN Despite closings, retail market keeps growing

Township trustees are still optimistic about the economy and about continued commercial growth in

Preparing himself

Preparing himself Hubbard High graduate Brian Conklin has put on 40 pounds of muscle, allowing

Man missing from jail faces added time

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 54-year-old man who walked away from a work detail at the Mahoning County Minimum

AROUND THE NHL Saturday's other games

Rangers 6, Capitals 3 NEW YORK -- Radek Dvorak had two goals, and Eric Lindros and Theo Fleury

Hicks-Liste wedding is set for May 11

HUBBARD -- Ralph and Sandra Hicks, 3206 Bell Wick Road, are announcing the engagement of their

TORONTO Canadians debate adopting the dollar

But the idea doesn't sit well with many. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR TORONTO -- Ask the average


LAW BOARDMAN -- Chester Porembski, an attorney and a Youngstown native, has been promoted to vice


The Vindicator/William D. Lewis TEMPORARY REOPENING: Pete Kosap, a painter for Youngstown City


LANI SNIDERMAN STEVEN WEATHERHEAD HOWLAND -- The marriage of Lani Beth Sniderman and Steven

HOOPS Saturday's women's games

No. 3 Stanford 62, Arizona St 48 STANFORD, Calif. -- With everyone except Lindsey Yamasaki


BLOOD DRIVES TUESDAY American Red Cross Austintown Donor Center, 57 Westchester Drive, noon to 7

All that Jazz

By DEBORA SHAULIS ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Arranging a musical tribute to the late Tony Leonardi was


SARA GREEN MICHAEL DEEM CANFIELD -- The wedding of Sara Elaine Green and Michael Robert Deem took

American servicewomen are Americans first and foremost

Opinion: While the U.S. Defense Department has backed away from its mandate that American female soldiers

COLLEGE HOOPS Saturday's women's games

No. 1 Connecticut 79, Boston College 56 STORRS, Conn. -- Sue Bird had 23 points and Asjha Jones

Parents announce Miller-Fisher wedding date

AUSTINTOWN -- The engagement of Lori M. Miller and Todd W. Fisher, 4472 Barrington Drive, is being

Petty officer accused of making porn videos

Petty officer accused of making porn videos NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A Navy petty officer is

The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther

The Vindicator/Glenn D. Luther WHO WANTS IT? Youngstown State's Jen Perugini (13) reaches for a

Forum Health Northside

Forum Health Northside Lisa L. West and Irvin Caraway, 960 Martin Luther King Blvd., #92,

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY Lecture series looks at environment

The lectures will cover a wide range of topics related to the environment. SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. --

Shelter volunteers

Shelter volunteers NEW CASTLE -- The Women's Shelter/Rape Crisis Center of Lawrence County will

Orthopedic clinic

Orthopedic clinic LISBON -- The Columbiana County Health Department will offer an orthopedic


AGENDA MONDAY Austintown Township regular meeting, 7 p.m., 82 Ohltown Road. Canfield Township

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL YSU doomed by Dilling's shots with time expired

Beth Dilling's two free throws gave Loyola of Chicago a 58-57 win. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR

AUSTINTOWN Cop's calling leads to a new beat

Baker's new CD, 'Land of Tigers,' is scheduled to be released in March. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR

Miss McGahagan, Mr. Koontz set wedding date

AUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGahagan of Austintown are announcing the engagement of their


FESTIVITIES Punxsutawney celebrates Groundhog Day on Feb. 2. Crowds are largest when it's on the

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP Route sought for sidewalk

Township trustees want a safe way for people to get to the complex. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Conklin beefs up for Cornhuskers

While playing basketball for Hubbard High several years ago, 6-foot-11, 190-pound Brian Conklin


SATURDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL AREA Marlington 47, Chaney 39 Poland 62, Niles 39


REGION Soft selling in hard times HOWLAND -- Dennis Hawkins of Prepaid Legal Services will speak

17th District Dems want sales tax on Nov. ballot

Opinion: 17th District Dems want sales tax on Nov. ballot EDITOR: The Mahoning County commissioners have

Santuccis observe 60th anniversary at family party

BOARDMAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Santucci of 735 Tudor Lane celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary

SALEM State Street project set to begin soon

The project is intended to make driving in the city's east side commercial district safer. By

A mother, daughter tradition

By LAURA S. MEYN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Not every chick needs a guide to football to enjoy the


BASEBALL Austintown Community Baseball -- Sign-ups for players ages five through 18 will be held


INFORMATION If you go Celestial Seasonings is in Boulder, Colo. From Denver take I-25 north to

AROUND THE NBA Saturday's other games

Knicks 129, Bucks 127, 2OT MILWAUKEE -- Latrell Sprewell scored 31 of his 48 points in the fourth

WARREN Callier nets 42 against saddened Harding team

The Raiders lost their second straight game since Coach Frank Bubba died Thursday. By JOE SCALZO

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS REORGANIZATION Pupils get shuffled Officials, teachers prepare for relocations

Pupils across the city will be uprooted beginning next school year to make way for construction

Report: Singer had high level of alcohol in blood

Report: Singer had high level of alcohol in blood HONOLULU -- Stuart Adamson, lead singer and

WITH THE VETS Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of Jan. 27: TODAY VVA 135, Vietnam Veterans, at American Legion

AFC PREVIEW Patriots vs. Steelers

Records: New England is 12-5. Pittsburgh is 14-3. Series record: Steelers lead 12-5. Last

RAY SWANSON | Keystoner 1961-62 Titans were among finest

It was a "dream team" of college basketball, perhaps one of the finest in the storied program at

VIENNA Man thanks rescue squad for his life

Part-time paramedics and EMTs use their training to prevent car-accident injuries from getting

Congressional redistricting demands regional approach

Opinion: Mahoning County commissioners should not rush to judgment about the redrawn boundaries for Ohio's

Safer homes for seniors

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT or those 65 or older, a little slip can easily lead

The marketing battle for customers does not end at the store entrance anymore. Increasingly, it is

The marketing battle for customers does not end at the store entrance anymore. Increasingly, it is

COLORADO Factory tours taunt senses

Great care is taken to prevent the tea leaves from being contaminated. By LAURIE M. FISHER


RANDI CHUDAKOFF SCOTT NAGEL YOUNGSTOWN -- Living in Cincinnati after a honeymoon cruise to the

Michele Ventura to be bride of Jason Wodogaza

NILES -- Announcement is being made by Sam and Wanda Ventura, 404 Lincoln Way, of the upcoming

Protesters rally outside clinic before a Mass

About 100 people march along Market Street in Boardman to voice their opposition to abortion during

TOP 10

TOP 10 Tourism counts International tourism receipts (in millions) as a share of GDP in 1999 in

Sarah Gomori to be bride of Brian Donnelly

BOARDMAN -- Robert and Jane Gomori, 1456 Turnberry Drive, are announcing the engagement of their


SATURDAY'S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL AREA George Jr. Republic 99, Warren Harding 72 Ursuline

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple MAT WARRIORS: Fitch's Joe Murray, top, holds down Bill Kembel of

READY FOR THE MOVE: Harry Evans, maintenance supervisor for Youngstown City Schools, left, and Tony

READY FOR THE MOVE: Harry Evans, maintenance supervisor for Youngstown City Schools, left, and Tony


By JULIE A. WAGNER VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham (Doubleday,

CAMPAIGN 2002 Dems endorse Hagan

Democratic leaders would like an Akron congressman to run for state auditor or treasurer. By JEFF

Lora Klinich, H.B. Lambert III to be married

HUBBARD -- The engagement of Lora Lynn Klinich and Hobert Benton Lambert III, both of 138 Church

AREA COLLEGE BASKETBALL Slippery Rock edges Shippensburg; Mount Union loses

South Range graduate Robin Thayer scored 15 points to help Westminster defeat Grove City.

Family dinner is held in celebration of Patris' 62nd wedding anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN -- The 62nd wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Patri, 2471 Arrowae Drive, was

Julia Driscoll to be bride of Douglas Elmore

YOUNGSTOWN -- Plans for the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Ann Driscoll, 3722 N.

Browns have more fans than Steelers Fanfare:

Browns have more fans than Steelers Fanfare: Who has better fans? The Browns or the Steelers?

'TISHOMINGO BLUES' | A review Elmore Leonard's 38th has the formula for success

The author excels at slick dialogue and unique details. By BOB HOOVER PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

hBook delves into nationalist conflicts

hBook delves into nationalist conflicts Joshua Searle-White, who teaches in the psychology

Giving football a female touch

Football trivia and recipes are included in the guide. By LAURA S. MEYN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


BROWNLEE WOODS Brownlee Woods Seniors will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Community


VETERANS Free flu shots BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- The Mobile Outreach Team from the Veterans Affairs

'Burgh goes for the glory today

Today should be a glorious one for Pittsburgh sports fans. The feelings will be mixed in

SHARON Officials develop housing project for abuse victims

The city helped secure a state grant that will cover half of the project cost. By HAROLD GWIN

WARREN FBI is investigating how some contracts were handled

A former city employee whom the FBI is investigating is accused of doing favors for the man who

MUSEUMS Area attractions

Arms Family Museum of Local History -- 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, (330) 743-2589: "Far From Home:

Royal Palm Crown is 1st black-owned resort

Royal Palm Crown is 1st black-owned resort A long time in coming, the Royal Palm Crowne Plaza

GIRLS BASKETBALL Howland topples Canfield

The Tigers and Poland lead the Metro Athletic Conference race. By CHUCK HOUSTEAU VINDICATOR

Robber hits Bank One

Robber hits Bank One LIBERTY -- A man brandishing a handgun robbed Bank One, 3999 Belmont Ave.,

SUPERMARKETS POP life: Study emphasizes gains from in-store ads

Companies are advertising more heavily in stores because that's where most buying decisions are


YSU UW-Milwaukee is favored INDIANAPOLIS -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been

YOUNGSTOWN AREA Lowellville man will take command of veterans council

The United Veterans Council will recognize Canfield residents as Veteran of the Year and Citizen of

PALL MALL, TENN. Home honors life of war hero

Sgt. York put his hunting skills to use in World War I. By CATHY SECKMAN VINDICATOR