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CLEVELAND Traficant files 3 motions for judge's ruling

CLEVELAND -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. filed three motions Tuesday in preparation for his

COLUMBIANA CO. Unity, Salineville men face rape charges

The two cases are unrelated. LISBON -- A Columbiana County grand jury has handed up sex-related

Church decides to close doors of school at end of this year

The pastor tried unsuccessfully to unite three of the county's Christian schools. By PETER H.

Officials punish building director

WARREN -- The city has suspended its head building department official for failing to maintain a

SHENANGO VALLEY Company works on water woes

SHARON, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley Division of Consumers Pennsylvania Water Co. is taking steps to


*Children between ages 7 and 14 who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities can enroll in an

HUBBARD Kindergarten change upsets some parents

All-day, every-day school is better for beginning pupils, the superintendent said. By SUSAN BERLIN

Declining economy challenges welfare reform

Opinion: Democrats and Republicans were happily clapping each other and themselves on the back as they

LIQUOR NEWS Permits, transfers

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications,

SHENANGO VALLEY Company works to clear up problems with tap water

Refrigerating drinking water could make it more palatable for those bothered by the taste, a company

Inflatable dome to raise ceiling

By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR NILES -- The Eastwood Expo Center is being expanded

ATVs in illegal places

ATVs in illegal places GIRARD -- Mayor James Melfi is asking parents to make sure that if their

LAWRENCE COUNTY Firm hired in data dispute

County officials contend their consultant isn't being given information on the property tax

HERMITAGE Agency on Aging to open new center

The geriatric health portion of the new building won't be open, but regular senior citizen programs

YOUNGSTOWN Judge to rule on slay charge

One witness testified that he saw the defendant beat her child in the days before the baby's


Opinion: LOST, 54 MILES OF CANDY A DAY Los Angeles Times: First off, Canadians are swell neighbors. They

LAWRENCE COUNTY Commissioners head to court to get bills paid


Youngstown shooting leaves teen critical

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition today in St. Elizabeth Health Center after

Rayen snaps losing streak

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Rayen High assistant principal Dan Smith had

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple GETTING STARTED: Jim Comonico works on the foundation of a new

CHAMPION SCHOOLS Board seeks bids for stadium

NILES Municipal court The number of cases filed in the last three years:

FARRELL GRANT Community development

Farrell intends to spend more than 25 percent of its 2002 federal Community Development Block Grant

Judge won't issue ruling

The congressman filed four motions and the court approved one. CLEVELAND -- U.S. District Judge

Privilege questioned

Privilege questioned CLEVELAND -- The government is calling "fallacious" Richard E. Detore's

TRUMBULL COUNTY Case filings increase in municipal court

BLOOMFIELD -- A Bloomfield High School educator has resigned in the wake of accusations that several

GOP newcomer seeks Congress seat


WCI losses surpass $100M

Company officials say sales might start to pick up in the second quarter. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

YSU's next president

Opinion: YSU's next president is uniquely qualified In selecting Dr. David Sweet of Cleveland to be the

Talented team

Talented team Illinois coach Bill Self credits Ohio State for its 11-2 record against ranked

WARREN Official pushes for kids' golf program

A meeting will be set up in March so lawmakers can hear more about the program. WARREN -- A city

State treasurer will seek re-election

Joseph Deters said the Republican primary for attorney general would have been 'a $6 million

Traveling to national competition in Florida can be an expensive proposition.

Traveling to national competition in Florida can be an expensive proposition. By SUSAN BERLIN

GREENVILLE Forum will air borough finances

Borough officials said an auditors' report will give them a clearer picture of the debt they face.

TRUMBULL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE LaBrae's balanced scoring keys win

The Vikings topped Lakeview to stay tied for second place in the TAC. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR

MERCER COUNTY Drug charges lead to jail for area man

MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon man received consecutive jail terms for selling cocaine to an informant.

COLUMBUS Opponents attack predatory lending bill

The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Charles Blasdel of East Liverpool. By JEFF ORTEGA

WHO MAKES WHAT Labor Department survey

Average hourly rates for selected jobs in the Mahoning Valley: Overall average: $16.17 White

Officers cleared, but not at work

The officers will remain under suspension and could face disciplinary action. By BOB JACKSON


Food distribution notices are to be submitted by 3 p.m. the day before they are to be published.

MAHONING COUNTY Ex-clerk for commission is up for elections board

The Democratic chairman wants the party's other elections board member to resign this summer. By

National Endowment for Arts head dies at 69

National Endowment for Arts head dies at 69 WASHINGTON -- Michael Hammond, a lifelong student of

TRUMBULL COUNTY School officials discuss career center options

Niles, which sends the most students to the center, wants to join the county facility instead. By

HOWLAND Trustees tap St. George for post

The new administrator will assume the job April 1. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

DETROIT METRO AIRPORT New terminal will open soon

About 100 people a day will fly from the local airport to Detroit's new terminal. By STEPHEN SIFF

Hubbard tops Liberty, 69-68

HUBBARD -- Jason Lenzi poured in 26 points and Anthony Smith 20 to lead Hubbard to a 69-68 victory


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,3.153.27 Banc One,.84,36.5936.61 Clear Channel, 44.30


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Rex C. Smith, 39, of 2550 N. Pricetown Road, Diamond, and

BOARDMAN SCHOOLS Detached rooms raise concerns

Surveyed parents list safety as the top concern about the portable classrooms. By JOHN W. GOODWIN

MAHONING VALLEY Data compare area wages with state

The data may be less accurate than in past years because 86 businesses refused to participate. By


BASKETBALL Great Lakes Regional -- for boys and girls will be held in Canton. Last year the event

GAIL WHITE Members of this club are very down-to-earth

The Tri-County Metal Detecting Club has more depth than one might expect. Though it may seem that


SUPRI/REUTERS ABU BAKAR BASHIR: The Indonesian cleric is accused of having ties to Al Qaeda. Shown


FRIDAY Guilford Lake Ruritans, state Route 172 at Hanna Drive, will hold a fish dinner from 3:30


St. Elizabeth Mark and Lana Whitehead, 7320 Fairground Blvd., Canfield, boy, Jan. 29. Tim and

Air Force officer to speak in program

Air Force officer to speak in program VIENNA -- Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl D. Adams, command chief

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Milliken seeks full auditor term

The auditor is seeking election as the county grapples with a financial crisis. By NORMAN LEIGH

Mamula considers Senate run

The county's recorder is the only announced candidate for the state Senate seat. By DAVID SKOLNICK

EAST PALESTINE Work begins on park upgrade

More space is needed to increase the safety zone between the fireworks launch area and spectators,

Ex-worker accused of taking cash

Ex-worker accused of taking cash NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former New Castle Sanitation Authority

STEEL INDUSTRY LTV plant deal postponed by customer's woe

Warren Coke Corp., an affiliate of Tonawanda Coke Corp. of Tonawanda, N.Y., had planned to buy the

County government must fill key positions quickly

Opinion: Mahoning County government has been without a budget director for three years, and it could soon be

Why a special prosecutor for Enron, but not Clinton?

Opinion: Why a special prosecutor for Enron, but not Clinton? EDITOR: I am amazed to read that you


LOCAL Mooney HOF inductees named YOUNGSTOWN -- There will be 12 new inductees into the Cardinal


CITY SERIES League All games Rayen5-012-4 Chaney3-25-11 Canton Timken2-23-13 Wilson0-61-16