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TRAFICANT CASE Is rep getting help of lawyer?

Atty. Mark Colucci declined to comment about the latest Traficant motion. By PATRICIA MEADE

Suspected drugs

Suspected drugs YOUNGSTOWN -- An assistant principal at East Middle School turned over nine rocks

Raglan-Route 46 changes get nods

HOWLAND -- Changes to an Ohio Department of Transformation project to move the Raglan Drive

EDUCATION 11 Columbiana County high schools to vie in Academic Challenge

A champion will emerge after about six hours of 25-question rounds. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Mr Morris27.805.604.20 Willow Spice(J Pantaleano)4.203.20

REGION Workers at Indalex threaten to strike

REGION Workers at Indalex threaten to strike GIRARD -- About 400 workers are threatening to go on

Tax help for seniors

Tax help for seniors EAST PALESTINE -- Senior citizens can receive free assistance in preparing


XDavid and Amy (Klein) Modic of Fairview Park are announcing the birth of their first child, a son,

COLUMBUS Resolution backs character programs

State funding for character education was slashed in the budget. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR

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

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

MERCER COUNTY Man gets prison for traffic deaths

The driver told police he was unfamiliar with Millbrook Road and was having difficulty seeing in

Doctor slated to speak to medical assistants

Doctor slated to speak to medical assistants YOUNGSTOWN -- Dr. J. Ray Bernat of Advanced

WARREN Council closes Avalon meeting

Findings for recovery against Avalon are part of the 2001 state audit. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

Hermitage soldier suffers injury in chopper crash in Afghanistan

By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU HERMITAGE, Pa. -- A Hermitage soldier serving with his

Encouraging character development

Encouraging character development "Character" development programs for youths and others would be

CUTTING COSTS Recommendations

The state auditor's office made 40 recommendations to reduce costs and increase revenue. They

Family Service Agency names CEO

YOUNGSTOWN -- David E. Arnold was named president and chief executive officer of Family Service

KENSINGTON Pollution brings cleanup order

A committee is taking on the job of developing a program for the handling of garbage and


GIRLS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA Salem 52, Howland 48 Canfield 54, Poland 49 Niles 54,

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY As Art fights cancer, he can't rest insured

Over the holidays, I finally got to meet a young man I'd been writing about for a year -- Art

In audit, problems targeted

The state audit draws attention to Girard's deficient management practices. By TIM YOVICH

YOUNGSTOWN Judge sentences gang members

The two-year prison terms were recommended in a plea agreement. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Newest Pirate

Newest Pirate Pokey Reese wanted out of Cincinnati and wasn't all that excited about playing in

Disabled adults at mercy of inadequate system

Opinion: Disabled adults at mercy of inadequate system EDITOR: Any one of us on any given day can either


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses David A. Kanagy, 37, of 12450 Malmsberry Road, Beloit, and

6TH DISTRICT Congressman says he will serve the area well

The congressman said most questions from Valley residents have been about his positions on the steel

18 people struck by car at Los Angeles school

18 people struck by car at Los Angeles school LOS ANGELES -- A 65-year-old woman trying to pick

The Vindicator

The Vindicator FATE UNDECIDED: The future of the LTV Coke Plant on Main Avenue S.W. in Warren was

Man presents plans for sports complex

NILES -- Council members expect to learn within a week if it's legal to lease property in Waddell

WARREN Police to use Taser guns

Police said the Taser gives officers a 'less-than-lethal option' when it comes to disarming a

State of the Union address set the bar high -- very high

Opinion: President Bush's State of the Union message had something for just about everyone and was

DiDonato named minority leader

Valley legislators praised the incoming minority leader for his interest in local issues. By DAVID

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Little progress in minority hiring irks group

A union leader says he's no longer sure how realistic the hiring goals are. By RON COLE

GIRLS BASKETBALL Maplewood beats Bristol by 10

The Rockets' Christen Clemson had 27 points. In Niles, Stacia Ray broke a school record with 12


CITY SERIES League All games Canton Timken3-09-5 Wilson3-26-8 Chaney2-45-9 Rayen1-33-9

CANFIELD State education officials to check school district's finances

The next public forum to discuss the levy will be Feb. 7 in Cornersburg. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR


Public forum to discuss plans to construct homes in Craig Beach for families earning less than

State pushes for Flask lawsuit



BIRTHS Forum Health Northside Tim and Karen Wensel, 6685 Struthers Road, Poland, boy, Jan. 30.


BASKETBALL There will be a meeting -- at 2 p.m. Saturday in the old South Fieldhouse for anyone

Suspect had no lawyer at questioning, mom says

The suspect's mother said police initially told her that her son was only a witness. By LAURE

KENT STATE ACTIVITIES Revisiting the issue of racism

A list of scheduled Black History Month activities in February at Kent State University's main

Man faces assault and theft charges

CANFIELD -- A Youngstown man was arrested Wednesday evening after a fight with a Giant Eagle


The district plans to have informational meetings to explain the changes in cost By MARY SMITH


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,3.103.25 Banc One,.84,36.9637.05 Clear Channel, 45.75

LTV Workers weigh employment options

A judge approved selling the Warren coke plant if a potential buyer finds someone to buy the coke.

CHAMPION School board meeting

The board this week: Approved revisions in the elementary promotion policy though fourth grade: To

Council weighs deal in sewer system suit

The city has already spent almost $700,000 in legal fees in its defense. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


YSU Cross country recruits YOUNGSTOWN -- Napoleon High's Nick Cruse and Massillon Jackson's


YOUNGSTOWN Council action City council's finance committee sent the following pieces of

Embezzlement case

Embezzlement case YOUNGSTOWN -- Sallie J. Jones, 48, whose mailing address is Perkins Jones Road,

East Side resident is shot in the back

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 19-year-old East Side man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center after being shot

Man to face charges in December beating

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police have arrested a 23-year-old East Side man accused of a December beating during

MAHONING COUNTY Taking of tickets prompts censure

The panel received 50 letters from judges, attorneys and members of the community supporting Judge

WARREN City leaders seek funds from state

The state capital budget may be delayed several months, officials say. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

Salem spills Howland, keeps title hopes alive

Behind balanced scoring, the Quakers' 52-48 win created a log jam among the top four teams. By

Canfield gets back in race

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF CANFIELD -- Let's not mince words. There was one way to

BOARDMAN Stolen phone leads to arrests of 3 men

The men will be arraigned this evening in Boardman area court. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


Opinion: FAREWELL, SAUDI ARABIA Chicago Tribune: Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., did the nation a service the

OLYMPICS Columbiana neighbors put in their two-tenths

David Rice and neighbor Linda Wise were torchbearers. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Council closes meeting over Avalon issue

Findings for recovery against Avalon are part of the 2001 state audit. By AMANDA C. DAVIS

POLICE BLOTTER Canfield, Austintown

Summary of police activity: CANFIELD Jan. 23 Theft: A portable compact-disc player was

Lawyer says he has aided defense

The congressman also filed a $250 million civil lawsuit against the government. By PATRICIA MEADE