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TRAFICANT EXPULSION What's next? With the expulsion of James A. Traficant Jr. from the U.S.

WASHINGTON With Traficant gone, staffers begin transition

Congressional vacancies are common. This is the eighth one this session. By DAVID ENRICH STATES

It's a drug overload for kids

By MOLLY CONWAY BLUE JEAN ONLINE Ever wonder why so many kids are on Prozac? If you spend a day

COLUMBIANA CO. 2 women sue doctor and his employer

The doctor already faces charges in criminal court. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Civilization has much to thank Catholic Church for

Opinion: Civilization has much to thank Catholic Church for EDITOR: I would like to thank a recent writer

Mill Creek ABWA to hold dinner

BOARDMAN -- Scholarship recipients will be guests of the Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business

Panelists dismiss Detore testimony

The House ethics committee's ranking Democrat said Detore testified about events of which he knew

Scrappers remain injury-prone, lose catcher Wallace for weeks

Jeff Haase will take over at the catcher's position with Kenton Myers as his back-up. By BILL


INDICTMENTS Columbiana County A Columbiana County grand jury has indicted these people: Tommy

Town meetings planned

Town meetings planned GREENVILLE, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Phil English of Erie, R-3rd, will hold a pair

A tough time to find a job

One expert says the job market this year has declined by 36 percent. By EMILY BIRR NEWSHOUR

BASS MASTERS CLASSIC Texan grabs tournament lead

Cleveland's Frank Scalish was in 42nd place. By JACK WOLLITZ SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Giant Eagle answers critics

The supermarket chain donates millions of dollars to charities and community events. YOUNGSTOWN --

TRUMBULL COUNTY 2 from Poland accused of bilking elderly woman

The victim has taken out two mortgages on her home. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

EAST PALESTINE Don't move fair, council panel says

Moving the fair would cost the Legion most of its profits, one councilman said. By NANCY TULLIS

Bet Moroon Council 12539 elects slate

YOUNGSTOWN -- Knights of Columbus Bet Moroon Council 12539 of St. Maron Parish held election of

Here's one that got away

By BILL SULLIVAN VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- If the Mahoning Valley Scrappers told a fish

U.S.: 'New' evidence is the same old song

The former congressman will be sentenced Tuesday. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER

LISBON Death of infant ruled a homicide

LISBON -- Columbiana County authorities expect to present evidence to a county grand jury in the May


Opinion: Chicago Tribune: Two weeks have passed since the startling disclosure that a common hormone

MERCER CO. Viaduct project report will be available soon

Tax abatements aren't automatic, commissioners said. BY MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR


WENDY KISH RANDALL GROHOVSKY YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Columba Cathedral provided the setting at 2:30 p.m.


LA-WANDA MADDOX MICHAEL GIBBS YOUNGSTOWN -- Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church was the setting June


AGENDA TODAY Craig Beach village planning commission, 8:30 p.m., municipal building, 2538


KRISTINE GENETTA ROBERT WOODS ELLSWORTH -- United in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony solemnized

NEW CASTLE Face-lift takes shape

City officials are offering grants to downtown businesses for improvements. By LAURE CIOFFI

Newport site has uncertain future

Giant Eagle's attorney said a supermarket can move into the building. By D.A. WILKINSON

PHAR-MOR BANKRUPTCY Snyder's nears a deal to buy, operate Tamco

Giant Eagle will look for another company to take control of the warehouse if the Snyder's deal

Judge sentences four people for offenses

MERCER -- Judge Michael Wherry of Mercer County Common Pleas Court has sentenced two people to

MAHONING COUNTY Funding cuts planned for five health agencies

State funding to mental health boards is decreasing this coming fiscal year. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

GAIL WHITE In search of the perfect pancake recipe

I am a terrible cook. A good meal to me is one where the smoke alarm does not go off. Try as I

AUSTINTOWN Fire chief will tap Taft on causeway

ODOT says it needs to know in October if the money is there. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Greek Festival goes on

Greek Festival goes on WARREN -- The Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Community Center continues

HERMITAGE Officials dismiss request

Any rezoning should wait until the city looks at implementing recommendations from a Route 18 North

SALEM Fireman sues city, officials

The trouble began after a male firefighter began assuming a feminine appearance, a lawsuit states.

WEST BRANCH District looks to name 3 schools

Health insurance for employees will cost the school district 15 percent more than last year. By

JAMESTOWN 10, MAHONING VALLEY 6 Here's one that got away

The Scrappers took a six-run lead into the fifth inning but Jamestown produced a pair of five-run

COLUMBIANA CO. 2 women sue doctor, employer

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Two women who say they were sexually molested

If we're not getting out money's worth, why pay?

Opinion: If we're not getting out money's worth, why pay? EDITOR: James Traficant Jr. has been indicted,

YOUNGSTOWN Courts, clerk shun layoffs

The municipal court has several reasons for declining to make any layoffs. By ROGER G. SMITH

Legacy won't be his work, many say


DELPHI PACKARD Offices will move from Liberty and return to their Warren roots

The company is moving its headquarters as part of an effort to cut costs. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


The city park and recreation commission handled these items Thursday: Joseph R. McRae, city parks

YOUNGSTOWN Control board picks 2 towing companies

New charges will probably will be $40 for the tow and $5 per day for storage, one official said.

AUSTINTOWN Carano aids fight for better causeway

ODOT says it needs to know in October if the money is there. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

LAWRENCE COUNTY Property assessment appeals aren't as plentiful as expected

A county study is trying to determine if some property was undervalued. By LAURE CIOFFI

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Canfield, Youngstown teams are state champs

The Canfield softball team will travel to Missouri and the Babe Ruth baseball team will travel to

HERMITAGE Opposing consolidation study, residents give petitions to officials

Commissioners wouldn't consider the residents' request to drop out of the government study. By

CONTROL BOARD Spending items

The city's board of control approved these spending items Thursday: An additional $77,703 for


HEALTH What can a teen do for bigger breasts? TEENSHEALTH.ORG Although there are tons of


FIRST INNING MAHONING VALLEY 3, JAMESTOWN 0 Scrappers: Ben Francisco doubled to left. Shaun

MERCER COUNTY Signers uninformed, consolidation panel says

FARRELL, Pa. -- Members of the committee looking at a consolidation of five Shenango Valley

MINERAL RIDGE Changes made to student handbook

Final selection of class valedictorian and salutatorian must wait until final exams are completed.

YOUNGSTOWN WRTA has fewer riders, more coins in fare box

Free-ride coupons expired earlier this year. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ridership dropped but fare-box revenue


NANCY LAREW WILLIAM SMITH YOUNGSTOWN -- William Smith and his bride, the former Nancy LaRew, both


St. Elizabeth Cruciano and LisaLynn Segretario, 5346 Nashua Drive, Youngstown, girl, July 25.

Belmont Avenue blight gets township's attention

Opinion: If first impressions count, then the first impression visitors have of Liberty Township comes from


LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT Games at 6 p.m. unless noted BASEBALL AGES 9-10 Wednesday

MAHONING COUNTY Gains balks at official's plan on vacant land foreclosures

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a similar foreclosure policy is unconstitutional. By JoANNE

TRUMBULL COUNTY Judge wants psychiatric test for driver

The prosecutor called the defendant 'a psychotic, voluntary drug addict.' By PEGGY SINKOVICH

Discussing dredging

Discussing dredging LIBERTY -- An open house and public meeting concerning a proposal to dredge

Ohio's governor has decided not to call a special election to fill Traficant's vacancy for the

Ohio's governor has decided not to call a special election to fill Traficant's vacancy for the


AREA Phantoms set more tryouts BOARDMAN -- The Phantom Rockets minor-league ice hockey team will

Civilian deaths in attack on terrorist leader unacceptable

Opinion: Just as Ariel Sharon must have anticipated the reaction to his provocative visit to the Temple Mount

YOUNGSTOWN Witnesses identified in 21-year-old killing

The state intends to use lie-detector test results at the trial. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Matthew C. Dunn, 23, of 7016 Paxton Road, Boardman, and Stacie


CLASSES XChaney High School January and June Classes of 1946 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

WARREN Safety issues beset bike trail

Some council members and residents cite increased crime as a concern. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR