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TRAFICANT ETHICS CASE Panel rules 'guilty' on 9 counts

The congressman said that he was disappointed but that the decision was not unexpected. By DAVID

TRAFICANT ETHICS HEARING Ruling: guilty on 9 counts


Trustees, ex-officer sued in man's death

WARREN -- A lawsuit blames poor vehicle maintenance and a Howland Township policy for causing a

Port authority rehires consultant

VIENNA -- Western Reserve Port Authority has rehired the consulting company that has worked the past

The Vindicator/1993 file photo

The Vindicator/1993 file photo CLOSING DOORS? The future looks dark for Phar-Mor's headquarters in


MAJOR BILLS Top creditors Phar-Mor's unsecured creditors are waiting to find out how much they

CANFIELD That's Italian -- festival opens

The Italian Fest has something for almost everyone. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Look out Tammie! Green is the pick

VIENNA -- It's that time of the year again when I go out on a limb and predict the winner of the

TRAFICANT ETHICS HEARING Ruling is in panel's hands

BULLETIN: The House panel members announced this morning that they found Rep. James A. Traficant

Rookie Bauer is lot more confident

After a runner-up finish last week, Kim Bauer has greater expectations in the Giant Eagle LPGA

Parents announce Dercoli-Brownlee wedding date

The engagement of Dr. Jennifer L. Dercoli of Boston and Dr. Kory D. Brownlee of Richmond, Va., is

WELLSVILLE County to build new water treatment plant

Officials hope to start construction late this year. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


CHANGING TIMES Corporate moves Some recent corporate changes in the Mahoning Valley: 2002:

Bidder's dropping out was a disappointment

Giant Eagle wouldn't operate Phar-Mor stores but would control Tamco, prescriptions at 27 stores and


OTHER CATEGORIES Emmy nominations Animated program (less than one hour): "As Told By Ginger,"

PHAR-MOR Its promise unfulfilled, chain to die

A corporate scandal, the dropping of its retail strategy and the rise of larger chains doomed the

AIRPORT Trying to land new tenants

Smaller airports may be cheaper, but officials say the Vienna airport offers more. VIENNA --

Crime Stoppers sale

Crime Stoppers sale BOARDMAN -- Crime Stoppers is seeking donations of unwanted items for its end-

YOUNGSTOWN Man charged with burglary, forgery

The suspect was caught when he tried to cash a stolen check, police say. By PATRICIA MEADE

MAHONING VALLEY Reduced funding concerns library officials

New book purchases and magazine and newspaper subscriptions would be some of the first things cut.

CANFIELD Board, guests question 3 vying for superintendent

Mark Squicquero, school board president, said he expects the board to hire a new superintendent by

GREENVILLE Group considers fund for investing

The Greenville civic group is looking into a nonprofit account at Shenango Valley Community

BUTLER COUNTY New pipeline to aid growth

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Water from Lawrence County will help a growing area in southwestern Butler

NY-PENN LEAGUE Scrappers' Shaun Larkin enjoys walks in the park

Todd Pennington pitched two shutout innings in relief to pick up the victory. BATAVIA, N.Y. --

Bauer, a rookie, is more confident

After a runner-up finish last week, Beth Bauer has greater expectations at Squaw Creek Country Club.


The Trumbull County grand jury has issued the following indictments: Jamaur Brown, 19, Trumbull

Taft prepares for possibility of replacing congressman

The governor sponsored a fund-raiser for the Republican candidate for Congress, touting her as the


Christopher and Shannon (Willrich) Aromando of New Castle, Pa., are announcing the birth of twin

MAHONING COUNTY Voters to decide on tax renewals for children services, TB program

Recent reports of neglected children show the continued need of the service, the CSB executive

NEW CASTLE Shelter bid awarded

Arson destroyed the previous band shelter. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW

Former bank draws interest

LEETONIA -- A Beaver Township man wants to buy the former Sky Bank building at 243 Main St.

Man sentenced for failing to keep records

SHARON, Pa. -- Fadi Zahran of Boardman, who pleaded guilty in April to a charge of violating federal

Pancake breakfast to benefit Red Cross

SALEM -- A pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul School gym, 925 E. State

Jury awards $2.75M in fatal car crash

WARREN -- A Trumbull County Common Pleas jury has awarded $2.75 million to the family of a 17-year-

YOUNGSTOWN Boy waives speedy trial in rape

A defense attorney is seeking to have the boy's confession tossed out of court. By JoANNE VIVIANO

Parking fines rise in Columbiana

OLUMBIANA -- Motorists who violate city parking regulations will find the fines have doubled. City

Endangering charge filed against mom

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police charged Lakeisha M. Ross, 28, of 812 Steel St. with child endangering and

Area pupils to attend MEDCAMP

ROOTSTOWN -- Several Mahoning Valley children are among 51 students from 11 counties attending

"It would be a great opportunity for this district to have someone so vigorous and effective

"It would be a great opportunity for this district to have someone so vigorous and effective

OHIO POLL Taft's approval rating rises

A large number of people who approve of the governor's job performance couldn't give specific

Neshannock raps neglect of state roads

NEW CASTLE -- Officials in Neshannock Township are tired of being forgotten by the Pennsylvania

TRUMBULL COUNTY Rapist is labeled a sexual predator

The victim testified that the defendant sexually assaulted her numerous times. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


FRIDAY SQUAW CREEK COUNTRY CLUB, VIENNA TEE #1 7:30 a.m. -- Julie Piers, Palm City, Fla.;

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Samantha Tower and Michael Naleck, 230 Moreland Drive, Canfield, boy, July 16

Cafaro lawyer denies improprieties in case

The congressman has accused the judge in his case of judicial misconduct for her husband's

Hermitage school board cuts tax increase

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Hermitage School Board is giving taxpayers back some of the additional subsidy

Not everyone loves a parade, or even an apology, in Ireland

Opinion: In Northern Ireland, Catholics and Protestants are going to find it difficult, if not impossible, to

New Castle carjacking suspects sought

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police were still searching this morning for three people involved in an apparent

Closing corporate doors leaves lack of leadership

Agency leaders fret about the loss of corporate headquarters in the area. THE VINDICATOR,

Woman cited for python

Woman cited for python YOUNGSTOWN -- Police have cited Cheryl A. Wilson, 34, of 65 S. Belle Vista

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials give OK for facility for disabled

Work on the structure is expected to take about a year. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Parish seeks volunteers for annual festival

GIRARD -- The annual St. Rose Parish Festival will be July 26-28 in the church parking lot, 48 E.

PHAR-MOR McKelvey plans fight to stop sale

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GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Plantar warts need not deter runners

Q. I am a distance runner, and my feet are in awful shape. They're cracked and scaly, and the

Parents: do you know where your children are?

Opinion: Two stories in Monday's Vindicator should send chills down the backs of local parents: The first

LEETONIA Village seeks funds to install waterlines

Village water customers have complained for years about discolored water and low water pressure.

NILES Bus plan funds OK'd

The police chief said curfew for those age 17 and younger will be strictly enforced. BY AMY

POLAND TWP. Ex-worker wins suit

Common-law marriages that began before October 1991 are recognized as legal in Ohio. YOUNGSTOWN --

Fire forces woman, 3 kids from home

SHARON, Pa. -- City firefighters said a Sherman Avenue woman tried to fight a blaze in her home with

Hermitage commissioners expect raised sewer fees

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- City commissioners expect to introduce an ordinance in August raising residential,

Taft prepares in case congressman is ousted

The governor sponsored a fund-raiser for the Republican candidate for Congress, touting her as the

Tamara Tabor, James Glancy Jr. to wed Oct. 11

AUSTINTOWN -- Tamara Tabor and James Glancy Jr., both of 4531 Woodhurst Drive, are announcing their

LPGA NOTEBOOK From Squaw Creek

Key Bank event: LPGA professional Dina Ammaccapane led a team that included Tim Totin, Dave Milken,


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jose M. Pagan, 44, of 111 Oxford, Campbell, and Amber L.

Man awaiting rape trial called victim, police say

Man awaiting rape trial called victim, police say WARREN -- A 24-year-old man awaiting trial on

Facility expands heart options

The volume of heart procedures is building up at TMH. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH

$1M week was 'hectic'

It was 1990 when Jane Crafter was shooting for a $1 million annuity. By BRIAN RICHESSON

YOUNGSTOWN Limited to murder charge, jurors acquit defendant in March slaying

Three other men remain accused of murder in connection with the death of Stephen Shackleford. By

Lawrence Co. DA joins anti-terrorism panel

Lawrence Co. DA joins anti-terrorism panel NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Matthew Mangino, the Lawrence County

Sharlene Foy, Richard Piper are betrothed

AUSTINTOWN -- Elizabeth Foy, 4893 Westchester Drive, is announcing the engagement of her daughter,

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Top o' the evenin' to you from Ireland

The lines were nothing like I expected them to be at Pittsburgh International Airport last week. My

MILL CREEK METROPARKS Canfield Lions Club seeks fee for July 4 parking in farm lot

The club uses money raised at the fireworks display to fund programs for the blind, diabetic and

Adapting to greens will be test for Teske

This is the Australian's first visit to the Giant Eagle Classic. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR

Its promise unmet, drug chain will die

SIDEBAR TO MAIN A corporate scandal, the dropping of its retail strategy and the rise of larger

TRUMBULL COUNTY Man says he saw SUV run over wife

The SUV driver remains jailed in lieu of a $1 million bond. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Results from the 156th Trumbull County Fair:

Results from the 156th Trumbull County Fair: DAIRY CATTLE HOLSTEINS Jr. Heifer Calf: 1. Gary


Who: Scrappers (15-14) at Batavia Muckdogs (14-15). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).

Mahoning County voters should support sales tax

Opinion: Mahoning County voters should support sales tax EDITOR: The letter of complaint about the

Bidder's dropping out disappoints company

Giant Eagle wouldn't operate Phar-Mor stores but would control Tamco, prescriptions at 27 stores and