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3David Sweet succeeds Leslie Cochran as YSU president. Cochran and his wife, Lin, sell their Rayen Avenue home to Thermal Ventures for $637,500.



Published: Mon, July 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Beaver Township Zoning Commission rejects a proposal to rezone land along Pine Lake for construction of 395 condominiums.

6The body of Quincy Eggleston, 23, is found in the Beaver River six miles from where he jumped into the Shenango River June 24 while fleeing New Castle police after a domestic dispute.

7Alcoa, the world's largest producer of aluminum, buys Excel Extrusions Inc. in Warren and seeks workers for afternoon and midnight shifts.

10McKay Logistics trucking company says it is moving from a Chicago suburb to North Jackson and expects to have 80 office workers and 400 drivers here Sept. 1. Owners Jeffrey and David McKay, who are brothers, are Mahoning Valley natives.

11An eight-year, $650,000 state-funded dredging project to accommodate boaters is completed at Guilford Lake near Hanoverton.

12Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves a natural gas pipeline from Defiance, Ohio, to Leidy, Pa., that will pass through Columbiana and Lawrence counties.

13Ohio School Facilities Commission approves a $163.5 million plan to overhaul Youngstown's public school buildings.

* President Clinton signs an $11.2 billion bill that includes $25 million for a Youngstown convocation center.

16Lisa Robinson, 35, and her son, Andrew, 8, die in Akron Children's Hospital hours after firefighters rescue them from their burning home in Warren. Another child, Shaquille, 6, called 911 and survived.

18A. David Sugar, 51, a New Middletown contractor who did work on a horse farm owned by U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s family, is indicted on a perjury charge accusing him of lying to a federal grand jury investigating the congressman. The indictment also charges Sugar with obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

19The Youngstown YMCA and Humility of Mary Health Partners are teaming up to establish a $9 million family branch YMCA and wellness center at Market Street and McClurg Road in Boardman.

The state financial oversight commission asks State Auditor Jim Petro to lift the Youngstown City Schools' fiscal emergency.

20Mark Batcho, 33, of Youngstown, who is serving 18 years in federal prison for trying to kill Paul Gains just before Gains became Mahoning County prosecutor, is indicted in the 1996 killing of Lawrence Sisman of Boardman.

The employee-owned Sharpsville Quality Products Co., born out of a bankruptcy seven years ago, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

23Austintown Fitch High School cheerleaders Samantha Mock and Renee Romito, both 15, die when the car they occupy collides with a pickup truck in Geauga County as they are returning from an outing to Pioneer Water Park near Chardon. Their driver, Deanna Theodore, 16, is in stable condition, and another passenger, Heidi Monk, 18, is in critical condition, both in Cleveland hospitals.

24Work begins on two major development projects in Liberty -- Hampton Inn at 4400 Belmont Ave., and the 1,418-unit Kline's Farm housing development on Belmont between Tibbetts-Wick and Crew Hood roads.

25Youngstown Board of Education votes to place a $33.2 million bond levy on the November ballot to cover the local share of a $163.5 million school building project.

28Christopher Rinda, 19, is sentenced to 11 years in prison for randomly shooting at vehicles along Hoagland-Blackstub Road in Bazetta Township on April 3.




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