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TRAFICANT EXPULSION

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

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


PROGRESS ON WOMEN'S HEALTH

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

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


LA-WANDA MADDOX MICHAEL GIBBS

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


AGENDA

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


KRISTINE GENETTA ROBERT WOODS

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

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Despite James A. Traficant Jr.'s


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


YOUNGSTOWN Park board

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

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


FIRST INNING

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

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


BIRTHS

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

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

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


COURTS

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


CLUB CALENDAR

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