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TRAFICANT HEARING Morford pressured me to lie, co-defendant says

The congressman's indicted co-defendant testified until almost midnight. By PATRICIA MEADE and

Cops arrest gunman after Shenango Township standoff

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A gunman who held police at bay for several hours in Shenango Township late

WEATHERSFIELD Contract worth millions means business for RMI

Every titanium company in the world was vying for the contract, RTI's president said. THE

POLAND Library wins award for its interior design

The library has received recognition for both interior and exterior design. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP County would fight water service from Consumers

The company is circumventing commissioners, a Trumbull County official says. By TIM YOVICH

Melissa Stepuk, Mr. Chadbourne to wed Sept. 21

CANFIELD -- Paul and Carol Stepuk, 10700 Washingtonville Road, are announcing the forthcoming

LONG DRIVE CONTEST No qualifier, but Casi settles for consolation prize

The East Palestine High graduate will play golf at the University of Maryland. By BRIAN RICHESSON

CANFIELD Schools chief hiring nears

The board president says the district should have a new superintendent by early August. By IAN

NILES Former Ames store to be Best Buy

The new store will employ between 100 and 125 when it opens next spring. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

Delasin's shot aids victory

A 40-foot sand shot helped Tammie Green and Paul McFadden win the Butler Wick Celebrity Shootout.

LAKELAND, FLA. Three area teens vie in national pin meet

Mark Guthridge, Greyson Nolder and Rynette Nolder vied with some of the top young bowlers.

LPGA excitement returns to the Mahoning Valley

Opinion: Some of the world's top women golfers are hoping the number 13 will be their lucky number this

Lopez, Craven reunited for another golf week

Boardman native Kristyn Craven met Nancy Lopez at the 1992 tourney, and the two have become close

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Amanda Guthrie, Russell Frederick to wed Oct. 12

YOUNGSTOWN -- Announcement is being made by Donald and Deborah Guthrie, 2505 Vollmer Drive, of the

HUBBARD Rodeo queen competes nationally

What do barrels, poles and goats have in common? Horsemanship competition. By AMY HOUSLEY

Chaney Class of 1972 will miss one of its own

Opinion: Chaney Class of 1972 will miss one of its own EDITOR: This week the 1972 graduating class of

HOWLAND Deal puts Ajax employees back to work

Manufacturing is about people, the chairman of the Cleveland company said. By DENISE DICK

PORT AUTHORITY Falling revenues force airport to trim its budget by $150K

The cuts are more drastic than anticipated. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF VIENNA

LITTLE LEAGUE Canfield girls qualify for state tournament

Lauren Sulick pitched Canfield to an 8-1 win over Boardman for the District 2 championship. By

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Michael and Kendra Wilcox, 328 Water St., Hubbard, boy, July 16. Betsy Tower and

Kenda Erkard, Robert Pickard set wedding date

Kenda Camille Erkard, 49 Clifton Drive, Boardman, and Robert D. Pickard Jr., 2203 Volney Road,

Keeping records open serves best interests of Ohio citizens

Opinion: Highly emotional cases make bad law. And in Florida in February and March of 2001, emotions were

GAIL WHITE Stepping across the street to discover friends

Each morning, when I pull into the parking lot across from The Vindicator, I see a cluster of people

SLAYING Officer: Witness saw face of man

The jury saw a videotape of another witness's statement. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR STAFF

Q: Why do clothing manufacturers put white pocket linings in white pants and skirts? Don't they know

Q: Why do clothing manufacturers put white pocket linings in white pants and skirts? Don't they know

YSU Union leaders criticize lack of progress in talks

The faculty union president said YSU's contract offer is ridiculous, unprofessional and an insult.

GIANT EAGLE LPGA CLASSIC Lopez receives gift for charity

The contribution from Mahoning Valley Sports Charities will go to AIM for the Handicapped. By

Senate hopeful unveils revitalization plan

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Farrell businessman Kyle Klaric, a Democratic candidate for state senator in the

Amy Bornheimer to be bride of Eric J. Chasko

Sylvia and Rich Perhacs of Warren and Richard and Chris Chasko of Austintown are announcing the

Lisa Stephens, Chadwick Miller to wed Aug. 31

COLUMBUS -- Announcement of the engagement of Dr. Lisa Lynn Stephens and Dr. Chadwick David Miller,


AREA Steelers get ready for home game YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Steelers will play the

Harris retains title in Canton TV bout

Vivian Harris gained a 12-round decision over Ubaldo Hernandez for the IBA junior welterweight

Davis-Shuster engagement is revealed

CANFIELD -- Announcement is being made by Judith E. Davis, 4556 Williamsburg Drive, and Joseph W.

LPGA NOTES From Squaw Creek

Qualifier here: The Giant Eagle LPGA Classic is one of two qualifiers for the LPGA Tour's final

Susan Fox to be married in Oct. 5 rite

CLEVELAND -- Announcing their engagement are Dr. Susan Fox and Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer, both of

Cafaro Co. denies Detore's statements

The former USAerospace executive said Cafaro Co. officials deceived him. YOUNGSTOWN -- Richard

COLUMBIANA Grants to fund sewage plant

Fees would be assessed on new developments. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU COLUMBIANA

Parents announce Davis-Ramsdale engagement

The engagement of Stacie Lee Davis, 4661 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman, and Jason Charles Ramsdale, 4049

Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2002. There are 167 days left in the year. On this

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2002. There are 167 days left in the year. On this

YOUNGSTOWN Matched sets: Event celebrates multiples

St. Elizabeth Health Center organized a reunion for twins, triplets and quadruplets born there. By

Worker dies after bridge accident

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A worker on a construction crew dismantling a bridge on the U.S. Route 422 bypass

Coroner IDs girl fatally shot on I-680

YOUNGSTOWN -- The 15-year-old girl killed by a gunshot wound to the head around 12:40 a.m. Monday

Man pleads guilty in bar fight charge

NEWTON FALLS -- A Garrettsville man involved in a bar fight April 2 and subsequent run-in with

CELEBRITY GOLF Long-drive event ends in the rough

None of the celebrities hit shots good enough to win the contest. By JAYME RAMSON VINDICATOR

Blood supplies drop

Blood supplies drop CLEVELAND -- The need for blood at local hospitals is outweighing the supply


Who: Scrappers (14-14) at Muckdogs (14-14). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials advertise to fill health commissioner's post

Commissioners are expected to pay a company more than $11,000 to remove and clean equipment. By

The annual Mount Carmel parade and celebration draws former residents back to town.

The annual Mount Carmel parade and celebration draws former residents back to town. By KATIE-NELL

Fatal crash probed

Fatal crash probed SOUTHINGTON -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that


HELP AND ADVICE Multiple births Parents expecting more than one child at a time face several


AGENDA THURSDAY Mahoning County Junior Fair Board, 7 p.m., Mill Creek MetroParks Educational

ID theft sentencing

ID theft sentencing CLEVELAND -- Rosemary Delgado of Youngstown was sentenced in federal court

PHAR-MOR AUCTION Closings loom for 52 stores


LAWRENCE COUNTY Panel mulls options for new government

The study group agreed a part-time, seven-member county council should replace the commissioners.

YOUNGSTOWN Judge finds man guilty of murder in '98 shooting


GIANT EAGLE LPGA CLASSIC Yocum enjoys heading volunteers for tourney

Brad Yocum of Cortland began serving as a volunteer seven years ago. By JAYME RAMSON VINDICATOR

INTERNATIONAL STEEL GROUP INC. Informal negotiations progress slowly

Former LTV workers are growing frustrated at the pace of contract talks with new owners.

NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA Lawmaker hears of ways to boost region's economy

The committee has been traveling across the state to find out which development programs are

BAZETTA TOWNSHIP Official works to get family running water

Tests in April and May showed that the family's well water was contaminated. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Deficit to force cuts

Deficit to force cuts SALEM -- City officials have some tough fiscal decisions to make in coming


MOUNTAINEER PARK RESULTS TUESDAY 1st--Teamaway (C.Murphy) Many Many Girls

PHAR-MOR AUCTION Closings loom for stores

Giant Eagle will try to recruit as many Phar-Mor employees as possible, a company attorneysaid. By

YOUNGSTOWN A filthy home, a fourth arrest: Mom faces endangering charges

Five of the woman's six children were at the house when police arrived. By PATRICIA MEADE


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Lateef N. Hightower, 27, of 3410 E. 23rd St., Indianapolis,

BOXING Hanshaw 15-0, beats Whitaker

Two knockdowns in the third round appeared to be the difference in the fight. By BOB ROTH

Green feels close to home

VIENNA -- Tammie Green likes being here. She feels comfortable. She feels welcome. She feels