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Question: "What is your reaction to the expulsion of Jim Traficant from Congress this evening?"

Question: "What is your reaction to the expulsion of Jim Traficant from Congress this evening?"

WARREN Funds go to revamp 20 homes in 2nd, 4th wards

The mayor said the program aims to rehabilitate the homes and motivate others. By DENISE DICK

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Jennifer Morgerstern, 67 Abby St., Girard, girl, July 24. Yolanda Alvarado, 65 W.

Microsoft program at KSU Trumbull

CHAMPION -- Kent State University Trumbull Campus' workforce development and continuing studies

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Summer fun doesn't have to break the bank

What I love about summer is being able to leave my car in the garage. I thoroughly enjoy walking


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES American League Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Toronto 5, Baltimore 2


Who: Jamestown Jammers (16-20) at Scrappers (20-16). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).

BASSMASTER TOURNAMENT Rookie angler ready for top competition

A new sponsorship deal will make the tournament rewards more lucrative. By JACK WOLLLITZ SPECIAL

HUBBARD Officials seek injured, witnesses

The fire marshal's office has used ambulance records to identify those injured in the fireworks

Sheriff says deputy's action was 'just another traffic stop'

The expelled congressman was given a written warning. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS

Memorial needs dignity more than skyscrapers

Opinion: Suggested memorials to the victims of the Sept. 11 have run the gamut from the mundane to the

Mill Creek Park fortunate to have fine new director

Opinion: Mill Creek Park fortunate to have fine new director EDITOR: This letter serves to

COLUMBIANA CO. Officials mull plan to insure inmates

Inmate medical bills cost the county about $100,000 annually. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM


CITY LAYOFFS The effects A comparison between layoffs in the safety forces and other

LEETONIA Officials continue investigation

LEETONIA -- After nearly a week of investigation, police and fire officials have little information

YOUNGSTOWN Cash-strapped city cuts 60 jobs, forcing closure of 2 fire stations

Even with the layoffs, the city doesn't expect to eliminate the deficit until the end of 2003. By


BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog National League CHICAGO CUBS Even-6 Philadelphia SAN


XDon and Michele Himes of Lewis Center are announcing the birth of their third daughter, Olivia

Officials pull tax breaks

Officials pull tax breaks WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners have approved yanking tax breaks

Francisco doubles in win

The win puts the Scrappers three games behind the Auburn Doubledays in the Pinckney Division. By

STRUTHERS Man is arraigned on drug charges

Christopher Gentile was also arrested in June after police seized drugs and weapons. By MARALINE

MAHONING COURT Convict's mouth is taped shut

A judge found a sticky solution to a sticky problem. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER


Opinion: Chicago Tribune: With the nation's capital already on peak alert for terrorists, reports of a nearby

ONE ON ONE | Pat LaRocca Singing the golfing praises of Muirfield, Mill Creek

What's your background? After my father retired from the mill, my parents returned to East Brady.

MAHONING COUNTY Fighting terrorism locally will involve cooperation

Agencies need to begin to deliver by the end of 2002, a county official said. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

HERMITAGE A place to call their own: Softball players look for fields

The two leagues say a four-field complex would help. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- There are 230 young women

MAHONING VALLEY Pacesetters raise United Way goal

The overall goal is $3.3 million. BOARDMAN -- The Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way 2002

UNITED WAY Campaign leaders

2002 campaign cabinet, which will lead a team of 200 volunteers, are: Tom Cavalier, Butler Wick

CIVIC CENTER Developers to take more time for plans

The city won't provide money for operation or maintenance but will consider a ticket tax. By ROGER

Girard board OKs pact with workers

GIRARD -- The board of education approved a three-year contract Wednesday with 40 nonteaching

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ODOT seeks court help to buy land for connector highway

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking court help to build the 711 Connector

WARREN Assault nets man day in jail

The judge said the defendant had been treated badly. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

MAHONING VALLEY Assigning blame in the demise of Phar-Mor

Resentment over the deal to close the drug chain's stores runs deep. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

DELPHI PACKARD Offices will move back to Warren

The company is returning to its Warren roots as part of an effort to cut costs. By CYNTHIA

POLICE CALLS Canfield, Austintown

CANFIELD CITY July 17 Criminal mischief: Burn markings were left on a garage door and a small

BOARDMAN Tracking system puts cops where the crime is

The system has been in place eight months. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Girard council meets to fill vacant position

Girard council meets to fill vacant position GIRARD -- City council will meet in special session

ADVICE Keep it clean

Check for smears, smudges and stains when you take your clothes off. Look at the cuffs, collar,

Repair is a matter of grave concern

The marker is one of earliest in the area for a Civil War soldier. By AMY HOUSLEY VINDICATOR

Held on murder charge

Held on murder charge CAMPBELL -- A 23-year-old Akron man is being held by city police on a murder

Police seek shooter

Police seek shooter NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police are searching for the person who shot and killed an

"I just think it makes Ohio look bad having him in Congress doing what he did. I think it was a good

"I just think it makes Ohio look bad having him in Congress doing what he did. I think it was a good

Traficant's expulsion brings shame, hope to the Valley

Opinion: What the voters of the Mahoning Valley refused to do two years ago, members of the U.S. House of


YSU Labatte joins soccer program YOUNGSTOWN -- Chris Labatte has been named assistant women's


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Brant L. Newton, 35, of 352 Shields Road, Boardman, and Jani