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TRAFICANT CASE Judge rules against defense motions

Traficant will be allowed to ask government witnesses about promises made to obtain their testimony.


Woman faces sentencing for assault

MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharpsville woman has been convicted of assaulting a sixth-grade teacher in his


Plea on sex charges

Plea on sex charges WARREN -- A 36-year-old Brookfield man has pleaded innocent to four counts of


Hydrogen cars and hybrids both merit more research

Opinion: The Bush administration has pulled the plug on the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, an


REGION

REGION Jobless rate increases in Lawrence County SHARON -- The unemployment rate rose slightly


SALEM Center draws much interest

Some area businesses are particularly interested in memberships for their employees. By NORMAN


Hubbard residents due an explanation of overtime pay

Opinion: The population of Hubbard is a little more than 8,000, but last year those taxpayers shelled out


TAC Mills' steal, bucket give Liberty victory

Newton Falls and Girard rolled; Hubbard won after a struggle. LIBERTY -- Freshman Chenelle Mills


Man is hospitalized after being shot in back

Man is hospitalized after being shot in back YOUNGSTOWN -- Jermaine Tillis, 28, of North Lane


All lives should be valued, mothers and the unborn

Opinion: All lives should be valued, mothers and the unborn EDITOR: Karen Hackenberry's article on


WARREN Word up: Rotary buys dictionaries

By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The Rotary Club is doing its part to


MERCER COUNTY $10 a day for jail stay is proposed

If an inmate is acquitted, the fee would be forgiven. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU


WARREN Officials: There are no details about police brutality charges

Officials are tight-lipped about details of a meeting with a Justice Department official. By PEGGY


TRUMBULL COUNTY Caught red-handed! Green thumbs crop up

Vegetables will be donated to food banks at harvest. WARREN -- The Trumbull County Juvenile


EAST PALESTINE Businessman to develop plant site

The manufacturer hopes to take over the entire property within two years. By NANCY TULLIS


3 documents OK'd for trial

CLEVELAND -- A federal judge has ruled that three of five documents that represent communications in


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Anthony S. Perry, 30, of 6429 New Castle Road, Lowellville,


LOCAL

LOCAL Area ace LAKE MILTON -- Frank Stalter, 76, of Lake Milton aced the 130-yard No. 5 hole at


YOUNGSTOWN LTV makes progress in sale of Copperweld

Companies are interested in buying the remaining operations of LTV Corp. By DON SHILLING


AREA SOCCER RESULTS

AREA SOCCER RESULTS AT VALLEY SPORTS BOYS VARSITY DIVISION Poland North 8, Mooney "B" 1 -- Tom


Family sues MIT over woman's suicide

Family sues MIT over woman's suicide QUINCY, Mass. -- Elizabeth Shin had tried to kill herself


FARRELL Court to fill school board vacancy

It came down to a 4-4 split between two candidates. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU


MAHONING COUNTY Home on parole, ex-commissioner Lordi says he, not his innocence, has changed

The former inmate still says he's an innocent man, despite the conviction. By BOB JACKSON


Fraternity members arraigned

One defendant told police the victim took a swing at one of the defendant's fraternity brothers.


Pupils win mentions for Earth Day posters

Pupils win mentions for Earth Day posters COLUMBUS -- Several area pupils were awarded honorable


TRUMBULL COUNTY Transportation plan moves on

Trumbull commissioners are kicking in $151,000. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


YSU Leaders list ways to better school

The plan will go before the university's trustees in March. By RON COLE VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,3.15 3.27 Banc One,.84,38.6238.68 Clear Channel, 47.51


REUNIONS

East High School Class of 1977 is making plans for a reunion to be held in August. Class members


GIRLS BASKETBALL Fitch grounds Warren Kennedy with a late-game stand

The Falcons turned up the pressure with one minute to play and won 36-30. By JOE SCALZO


Charged in fatal crash

Charged in fatal crash BROOKFIELD -- A Hermitage woman faces aggravated vehicular homicide and


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YOUNGSTOWN Fraternity members arraigned

One defendant told police the victim took a swing at one of the defendant's fraternity brothers.


English's priorities: business, jobs

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU ERIE, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Phil English of Erie said


CANFIELD Trustees warn against vandalism

The trustees' secretary will now be allowed to lock file cabinets before she leaves the township


MERCER COUNTY Grove City pushed, but wins close one at Hickory

Amber McFeely drained two 3-pointers to give the Eagles the winning margin. By BILL ALBRIGHT


Officers investigate animal neglect case

There is no law against keeping animals in a filthy home, one official said. By JOHN W. GOODWIN


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth David and Tami Regule, 8561 Indian Creek Drive, Poland, boy, Jan. 28. Thomas and


Woman faces sentencing for assault

MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharpsville woman has been convicted of assaulting a sixth-grade teacher in his


FAIRFIELD TWP. Couple sues neighbors

COLUMBIANA -- A Fairfield Township couple is suing their neighbors for just more than $300,000,


INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE Springfield uses rebounding and defense to defeat Lowellville by 6

The Tigers' advantage in those areas was key against Lowellville. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR


ENVIRONMENT Mahoning River cleanup pact OK'd

The cost of a feasibility study is estimated at $3 million. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


BOARDMAN Group acquires plants, to close one

A Cleveland company bought the American Weather-Seal plant in Boardman. By DON SHILLING


LAWRENCE COUNTY Residents get input on local calling area

Residents will decide if they want to extend their local calling area to Ellwood City. NEW CASTLE,


Big game in the Big Ten

Big game in the Big Ten The stakes mount as the games dwindle in the Big Ten race. A big game is


CAMPAIGN 2002 Rep expects a fair amount of competition

A potential congressional candidate says a Republican challenger from the northern part of the


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Watching these horror flicks really takes guts

My son Josh has been on a "search-and-view" mission. Objective: horror movies. For about a month,


WARREN City aims to stop property neglect

A meeting is set for discussing cleanup options. By AMANDA C. DAVIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


FARRELL, PA. Council moves on housing plan

The goal is to build a housing authority complex that looks more like a traditional residential


GIRARD Mayor receives approval to apply for federal grant

Girard lawmakers took action prohibiting trash from being put out to the curb too early. By TIM


WEDNESDAY

Weathersfield Board of Education, 7 p.m., high school library. Liberty Board of Education, 7 p.m.,


HE MAKES, SHE MAKES

Opinion: HE MAKES, SHE MAKES San Jose Mercury News: One step forward, two steps back. Is that the story of