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Teens become mentors

By ROSA MERCADO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD -- Although many teenagers might dread spending

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No morals, only desire to kill in book

Aukai Collins fought in some of the world's most dangerous places, but his book lacks introspection

WARREN Charge against Santa Claus dismissed

The ruling made Santa very jolly indeed, according to his attorney. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

WARREN City law director, sheriff board up house

The official wants the house to be boarded up for a year. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN House demolisher vows to smooth things over

The contractor said a wet spring prevented the grading of 15 demolition sites. By ROGER G. SMITH

Inmate sues prison, alleging harassment

YOUNGSTOWN -- An inmate at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution is suing the prison and some

NEW CASTLE Crew from ESPN2 to film Back to the '50s event

Two car cruises are planned in downtown New Castle. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses William M. Nicks, 47, of 6717 Burbage Lake Circle, Suffolk,

Kollars feted at dinner party on 50th jubilee

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kollar, 1959 Smithfield St., were honored by family members and

LIQUOR CONTROL Permits and applications

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

N.Y. firefighter to visit

N.Y. firefighter to visit POLAND -- Poland Firefighters Association will present Lt. Scott

Newton Falls council members fill vacant seat after resignation

NEWTON FALLS -- Catie Karl-Moran was selected by council Monday to fill a vacancy created when Harry

HUBBARD COUNCIL Where has all the water gone?

The mayor says the city has a raccoon problem and he hasn't found the solution. By TIM YOVICH

SWIMMERS: Amanda Purnell, 16, right, and Shelley Bruce, 9, enjoy relief from the heat at the home of

SWIMMERS: Amanda Purnell, 16, right, and Shelley Bruce, 9, enjoy relief from the heat at the home of

Aggravated menacing

Aggravated menacing CANFIELD -- A Salem man charged with aggravated menacing in connection with

North Star purchase is complete

YOUNGSTOWN -- North Star Steel's local mill now is part of a newly formed company called V &

BOARDMAN Victim's widow asks why suspect was free

An assistant prosecutor for Mahoning County said the situation is not unusual. By JoANNE VIVIANO


St. Elizabeth Michael and Pamela Fultz, 1584 Salt Springs Road S.W., Warren, girl, June 29.

Mr. and Mrs. John Torella mark golden anniversary at party

LEETONIA -- Mr. and Mrs. John Torella, 42365 Apples Way, were the guests of honor July 4 at a pool

MAHONING VALLEY Danger lurks on crowded area lakes

Parks and waterways in the area are enforcing strict regulation in an effort to keep things safe

Noe 50th anniversary celebrated during barbecue held on June 9

NORTH JACKSON -- Friends and relatives attended a barbecue held June 9 in celebration of the 50th

BROOKFIELD SCHOOLS Rejected essay topic leads to a lawsuit

The suit says the boy is 'educationally challenged.' YOUNGSTOWN -- Peggy E. Koehler is outraged

Man pleads innocent

Man pleads innocent YOUNGSTOWN -- Michael J. Hogan, 36, of Forest Ridge Drive in Boardman pleaded

Corlls observe golden event during party

AUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Jay Corll, 6260 Kirk Road, were guests of honor during a get-

LISBON Trial of doctor delayed

The doctor asked the judge if he would move his upcoming trial to another county. By NORMAN LEIGH

Vernon-Stewart troth announced; wedding planned

CAMPBELL -- David and Diane Vernon of Campbell and are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

LAWRENCE COUNTY Health screenings

St. Francis Health System is offering free and low-cost health screenings this month for blood-

BOARDMAN Dogs are rescued at trash-filled house

The house and yard are littered with trash. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple GIRL TALK: Jacki Adams, 15, and Miranda Heflin, 10, are paired as

TRUMBULL COUNTY Pact in hand, McDonald Steel plans to buy furnace

The old furnaces will be replaced because they are inefficient and expensive to maintain, the

Reception held in observance of Petros' jubilee

CAMPBELL -- Mr. and Mrs. George Petro, 143 Woodland Ave., were guests of honor during a reception


GETTING IT RIGHT Fireworks will be displayed at dusk Friday at Baird-Mitchell Field in Poland

YOUNGSTOWN Judge rejects motions

Preliminary hearings are set for next week. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER

NEW WILMINGTON Manure cleanup required

A waterline project should start within a week. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Pledge of Allegiance takes name of God's in vain

Opinion: Pledge of Allegiance takes name of God's in vain EDITOR: Many times during the last two years I

YOUNGSTOWN 4 WRTA management workers file lawsuit seeking pay raises

The dispute is centered around an employee evaluation system to determine pay raises. By BOB

LAWRENCE COUNTY Property reassessments are in the mail

Property owners have until Aug. 1 to file appeals. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


Q. How do I apply for retirement benefits? A. There are three ways to apply for retirement

Parents announce Cwynar-Quattro engagement

The engagement of Michele Lee Cwynar and Christopher George Quattro, both of Mount Pleasant, S.C.,

ATF Illegal fireworks hot line available

The illegal devices cost pennies to make and sell for $1 or more. The U.S. Treasury Department

WARREN Officials board up drug house

The law director wants the house boarded up for a year. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

GIRARD SCHOOLS 4 from Valley seek job as chief

The board was to conduct its third interview session today. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Local guild shares love for all things herbal

"Is there any difference between using fresh herbs and dried ones?" I asked. The uniform gasp made

ON AREA DIAMONDS Area youth baseball and softball

BASEBALL Tri-T Colt (ages 15-16) Struthers Daily Legal News 6, East Liverpool Sky Bank 4 -- Mike


Opinion: La Stampa, Turin, July 10: U.S. President George W. Bush, in his speech in Manhattan attacked the

MAHONING COUNTY Family sues 3 in man's death

The crash came after an argument at a graduation party, authorities said. By BOB JACKSON

Trial of accused doctor delayed

LISBON -- A trial for a former Calcutta physician accused of sexual misconduct was delayed after the

Elisa Piccirilli, Mr. Ramunno to be married

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Ramunno of Struthers are announcing the engagement of their son,


SOCCER Valley Sports, Ltd. -- will be the site of an outdoor high school soccer tournament July

September date set by Miss Remias, Chadwick Johnston

COLUMBUS -- The engagement of Rebecca Remias and Chadwick Johnston, both of Columbus, is being

TRANSFER, PA. School officials OK loan, pass budget

The loan will be for three years at 85 percent of the prime interest rate. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Sara E. Hawkins to be bride of Eric S. Buckner

ALLIANCE -- Announcement is being made of the engagement of Sara Elizabeth Hawkins and Eric Scott

YOUNGSTOWN Special prosecutor closes case with no charges against Lisotto

The special prosecutor found no evidence of criminal intent. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Molins honored at gathering for 50th anniversary

NILES -- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Molin of 1437 Tripodi Circle were honored June 22 at a family gathering

Man pleads guilty in child porn case

Man pleads guilty in child porn case PITTSBURGH -- A Pulaski Township resident has pleaded guilty


Opinion: Washington Post: A month ago Tom Daschle, the Senate majority leader, appeared on NBC's Sunday


YSU Tim Gallo named equipment aide YOUNGSTOWN -- Tim Gallo has been named assistant equipment

Girard tire disposal

Girard tire disposal GIRARD -- A tire disposal program continues for residents. Unwanted passenger

Mahoning County child death rate must not continue its tragic climb

Opinion: In Hong Kong, the infant mortality rate is 4.1 per 1,000 births. In Western Europe, 4.7 infants die

HOWLAND Closing of Ajax Magnethermic leaves workers bewildered

The founder of the local manufacturer says he is 'terribly disturbed' by the closing. By DON


XThe 56th annual A & amp;P reunion will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Brentford