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TRAFICANT CASE Filing seeks maximum sentence

The government says the congressman deserves the highest sentence available. By PATRICIA MEADE


YOUNGSTOWN Pipe mill workers await word on sale

LTV expects to pick a successful bidder for its Copperweld unit by July 31. THE VINDICATOR,


Officials back plan for sale

Commissioners want to keep Phar-Mor a vital part of the local economy. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


All-Star Game shows what's wrong with baseball

Opinion: At any Little League game worth its salt, running out of pitchers is not an option. When the kids


New zoning ordinance

New zoning ordinance HOWLAND -- Township trustees have approved a zoning ordinance that will allow


YOUNGSTOWN Judge: Teen will go to trial

The judge ruled that Brandon Moore's right to a speedy trial was not violated. By BOB JACKSON


WHEATLAND, PA. Council to study takeover of land

The mayor said he will try to get a state environmental representative to meet with council. By


INSTALLATION Yo-Mah-O chapter seats new officers

The new president has belonged to the IAAP for 15 years. BOARDMAN -- Barbara Sofranec was


WARREN Law director aims to settle Avalon South suit by fall

The auditor said the golf course operator has deposited the June rental check in a bank. By PEGGY


BECKY SHER | Hype Something new from Starbucks

Just when you thought Starbucks couldn't possibly come up with anything new (how many ways are there


TEEN HEALTH

TEEN HEALTH What is cellulite? TEENSHEALTH.ORG Cellulite, the lumpy substance resembling


TRAUMARAMA

TRAUMARAMA Teenagers' most humiliating moments SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE Their lips met ... and


Michael Shaffer installed as Rotary club president

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- Michael F. Shaffer was installed as president of the Rotary Club of Youngstown


Former officer is given probation

The sheriff was asked by township police in April to investigate allegations that the officer broke


Area baseball players cited their parents and siblings as being driving influences in their careers.

Area baseball players cited their parents and siblings as being driving influences in their careers.


SUV driver goes from hospital to jail

Police are awaiting test results before saying what substance was found on the driver. By DENISE


BROOKFIELD Former officer is given probation

The sheriff was asked by township police in April to investigate allegations that the officer broke


SHARON School district will receive extra funds

SHARON, Pa. -- The city school district is getting $135,337 more than it anticipated in state basic


Valley funeral home expands to suburbs

A longtime Youngstown funeral home now has two locations. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By DON


A treasure in the trash

A treasure in the trash STRUTHERS -- A Grimm Heights Avenue man found a surprise on his porch


SNEAK PEEK

SNEAK PEEK Finding the perfect page-turner SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE The stuff you really gotta read


TRUMBULL COUNTY SUV driver goes from hospital to jail

Police are awaiting test results before saying what substance was found on the driver. By DENISE


MAHONING COUNTY Man gets prison term for sex with girl, 13

It didn't matter that the girl consented to having sex. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


INDICTMENTS Trumbull County

A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted the following: John P. Kellar, 26, Woodglen, Warren,


AUSTINTOWN Youngstown man held in assault case

The suspect said an argument over marijuana prompted the fight in a hotel guest room. AUSTINTOWN


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TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR Sheep and goat results

The following are members of the county's only 4-H sheep club, Best Shepherds 4-H Club: NOVICE


BOARDMAN Trustees uneasy about proposal for new store

According to the prosecutor's office, Ambiance is within its rights to open shop here. By JOHN W.


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS XYoungstown Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will have a


Community of campers

Camping at the fairgrounds is more convenient than traveling back and forth. By AMY HOUSLEY


GREENVILLE, PA. Dems to spotlight woes of economy

The local senator said the visit is a political ploy. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU


MANTLE TOURNAMENT Astro Falcons rally past Boys of Summer, 7-6

Youngstown Express shut out NDCL and Line Drive Academy beat Twinsburg. STRUTHERS -- Three local


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Expos (8-14) at Scrappers (12-11). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).


By JOHN KOVACH

By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF POLAND -- Originally, Shane Davis never wanted to be a


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By KATIE-NELL SCANLON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Final exams are history. The


Judge questions Traficant's filings

Judge questions Traficant's filings CLEVELAND -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. now has a


BIRTHS

St. Elizabeth Dawn Bates, 471 Georgetown St., Sharpsville, Pa., boy, July 11. Scott and Jennifer


COLUMBIANA COUNTY West Nile virus found in 3 birds

The virus is a public health concern because mosquitoes carrying it can infect humans. By NORMAN


MERCER, PA. Man seeks a new trial, high court rejects appeal

Ronald L. Fuller is serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of Jeremy Farrand.


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Authorities discuss flooding problem

The state is advising that federal authorities be contacted. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


Allen stuck in no-win situation

Mahoning Valley wasted a strong start by pitcher Blake Allen in a 5-3 loss to Vermont. By PETE


More, more, more: Events, food and rides draw a crowd

BAZETTA -- Cool, pleasant weather and exciting grandstand attractions have contributed to an


Three local teams advance in Mantle

Three local teams advance in Mantle Three local teams advanced while two remain in the loser's


TRAFICANT CASE First charged, contractor awaits fate

Some of those who cooperated are eligible for house arrest. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR

TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR 4-H goat results MARKET GOAT Grand champion: Stefanie Duda Reserve


YSU Leaders bemoan state's college fund system

The faculty union president is miffed by what he calls a violation of the press blackout on contract


Kids' Coalition Picnic

Kids' Coalition Picnic NORTH JACKSON -- The Jackson Township Police Department is having its third


It's just spoiled milk

It's just spoiled milk YOUNGSTOWN -- A plastic milk jug first suspected of being a drain cleaner


Snyder's to keep 6 stores running

Tamco workers needed only 45 minutes to unanimously accept the contract proposal from Snyder's. By


CHAMPION ODOT schedules event to discuss Rte. 45 project

The proposal would widen Route 45 in several areas. CHAMPION -- The Ohio Department of


First charged, contractor awaits fate

Some of those who cooperated are eligible for house arrest. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES

MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES TODAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$10,900, cl $4,000-$4,000, 3YO up, 51/2f. Best From


LAWRENCE COUNTY Commissioners review budget, bills

Dwindling jail revenues could affect the entire county budget. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW


NOTICES

NOTICES SOFTBALL Silver Park in Alliance -- is where a USSSA co-ed tournament for Class D and


2 hospitalized after collision

2 hospitalized after collision LEETONIA -- Two Columbiana women were in stable condition at area


Trustees uneasy about proposal for new store

According to the prosecutor's office, Ambiance is within its rights to open shop here. By JOHN W.


INDICTMENTS Mahoning County

The following people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury: George F. Datino, 42,


PHAR-MOR Snyder's to keep 6 stores running

Tamco workers needed only 45 minutes to unanimously accept the contract proposal from Snyder's. By


COURTS

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Richard J. Longaberger, 56, of 22693 South Range Road,


STILL GUNNING FOR IRAQ

Opinion: Toronto Globe and Mail: It was hardly coincidental that the leak last week of detailed U.S. military


TRUMBULL COUNTY SUV driver held on $1 million bond

Police are awaiting test results before saying what substance was found on the driver. By DENISE


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Diabetes doesn't slow Irish's Graves

The Ursuline senior running back likely will attend North Carolina next fall. By JOE SCALZO


Congress must stop giving away America

Opinion: Congress must stop giving away America EDITOR: Last week, Sen. Arlen Specter had a town


Zimbabwe's president gives his people a death sentence

Opinion: Up to 6 million Zimbabweans, most of them black, face starvation, but it's not because Mother Nature


BASEBALL

BASEBALL City Series First team Pitcher Gary Boris, Chaney, Sr. Catcher D.J. Fahndrich,