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NILES Navy vet petitions to reinstate ex-Rep. Traficant to Congress

NILES -- A Niles woman has launched a petition drive in an attempt to overturn former U.S. Rep.


TRAFICANT CASE U.S.: 'New' evidence is same old song

The former congressman is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


Traficant case fuels effort to stop pensions of expelled lawmakers

Lawmakers would be reimbursed for the money they paid into the pension system, but that's it. By


Police warn about driveway-sealing con

Police warn about driveway-sealing con HUBBARD -- Police are warning residents to be on the


Girl testifies at trial that she was molested

The girl said she was lying when she recanted her story. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF


BERLIN CENTER Fear of mosquitoes that carry virus keeps family inside

The chance that a human will get West Nile Virus is low, a health department official said. By


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COLUMBIANA COUNTY Referendum try fails; tax stands

It may be well into 2003 before county finances return to normal, an official said. By NORMAN


ENON VALLEY, PA. Police, humane society find dead, sick animals

ENON VALLEY, Pa. -- The skeletal remains of numerous animals, along with injured and ill animals,


3 bystanders foil purse snatching

AUSTINTOWN -- A 62-year-old Youngstown woman told police that three men stopped the thief who stole


MARIE PESA RICHARD PEKKANEN

MARIE PESA RICHARD PEKKANEN NEW MIDDLETOWN -- The Rev. Nicholas Shori officiated at noon July 6 at


WARREN County considers employee buyout

The plan could save the county between $200,000 and $300,000 a year. WARREN -- Trumbull County


MAHONING COUNTY Indictments

A 35-year-old Youngstown man accused of driving an SUV into a Boardman police officer in a grocery


GAME TIME Today

Who: Scrappers (20-18) at Williamsport Crosscutters (24-14). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM


ANGELA KOLASKOS RON BLINSKY

ANGELA KOLASKOS RON BLINSKY LOWELLVILLE -- Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church was the setting at 2


New city rail crossings should ease frustration

Prefabricated concrete slabs that are level with the street will replace four bumpy railroad


Tenants secede from Niles association

The tenants say they have declared their independence. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown Express collegiate baseball team clinched a spot in the league

YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown Express collegiate baseball team clinched a spot in the league


JULIA KESSLER | JEREMY ROWBOTHAM

LANGHORNE, Pa. -- Married at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel were Julia Michele


YOUNGSTOWN Girl testifies at trial that she was molested

The girl said she was lying when she recanted her story. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF


HISTORY About the virus

Previously seen only in Africa, Asia and southern Europe, it first began appearing in North America


OHIO HIGHWAYS ODOT expects reduced funding

Funding changes will put new projects on hold, an official said. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR


Initial sermon set

Initial sermon set YOUNGSTOWN -- Dean M. Robinson, who has been ministering in music since he was


YOUNGSTOWN New rail crossings should ease frustration

Prefabricated concrete slabs that are level with the street will replace four bumpy railroad


Fear of mosquitoes that carry virus keeps family inside

The chance that a human will get West Nile Virus is low, a health department official said. By


COLUMBIANA CORNER Businesses seek decorum in park

Fed up with the racket, littering and periodic disturbances a group of young people is producing


There's no bum steers from 4-H award winners as county fair nears

Diablo and Petre got a little early exposure in preparation for the fair next week. By TRAVIS REED


Social Security doesn't need volatility of stock market

Opinion: The Bush administration has chosen the wrong time -- if ever there were a good time -- to restate


OHIO ROADS Conditions

A recent analysis of Ohio's roads in metropolitan areas rated interstates, state and national


CRIME STOPPERS Greater Youngstown

Duaine McDowell is the focus of Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown this week: Charges: Failure


MELANIE FLEECE MARK CARFOLO

MELANIE FLEECE MARK CARFOLO YOUNGSTOWN -- Melanie M. Fleece and Mark Anthony Carfolo accepted


YOUNGSTOWN Two cops lose jobs over code violations

A jury cleared the men of robbery, but they still faced internal discipline. By PATRICIA MEADE


CLUB CALENDAR

AUXILIARIES XFlora MacDonald Auxiliary 58 will meet for a Dutch treat lunch at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3


FARRELL, PA. County weighs buying building instead of putting up a new one

The city has spent $18,000 getting a site ready. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON BUREAU


KATHLEEN WILEY KENNETH PELTZ JR.

KATHLEEN WILEY KENNETH PELTZ JR. CAMPBELL -- Married at 1:30 p.m. June 29 at St. Joseph the


MICHELLE BRANDT ERIC LANG JR.

MICHELLE BRANDT ERIC LANG JR. GLENVIEW, Ill. -- Living at 4300 W. Lake Ave. following a honeymoon


COLUMBIANA There's no bum steer from 4-H award winners

Diablo and Petre got a little early exposure in preparation for the fair next week. By TRAVIS REED


Chalk on the Walk winners announced

WARREN -- More than 800 people participated in the Chalk on the Walk event in which participants


NILES Tenants secede from association

The tenants say they have declared their independence. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


Governor makes right call on special election issue

Opinion: Gov. Bob Taft has earned the Mahoning Valley's appreciation for deciding that a special election to


Line Drive Academy ousted by Canadian club in regional

CINCINNATI -- Line Drive Academy of the Youngstown Little b league lost 9-0 to the Ontario Blue Jays


Landfill owner wants Hermitage to take it

Some city officials say it's not an offer Hermitage should accept. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Trumbull considers buyout

The plan could save the county between $200,000 and $300,000 a year. WARREN -- Trumbull County


Police arrest 4 at nightspot

AUSTINTOWN -- Three visits by police to a nightspot resulted in the arrests of four people. They


Two Youngstown cops lose jobs

A jury cleared the men of robbery, but they still faced internal discipline. By PATRICIA MEADE


Summary of police activity:

Summary of police activity: GIRARD July 20 Auto theft: A 1987 Olds Cutlass Cierra was stolen


BOARDMAN Author looks at aftermath of bloody WW II battle

A Web site allows Tarawa veterans to add their stories, creating a 'living book.' By WILLIAM K.


Rep urges Taft to call election

WASHINGTON -- Citing the Constitution, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, D-9th, is urging Gov. Bob


BEREA Miller shows up for Browns' first practice

Although he wants a new contract, the linebacker decided to focus on football. By JOE SCALZO


GETTING IT RIGHT

Cold Metal Products operates seven plants and employs about 130 in the Mahoning Valley. An incorrect


Heritage Day to offer displays, entertainment

Heritage Day to offer displays, entertainment NILES -- The annual Heritage Day hosted by the


LIBERTY Trying to stop sexual abuse

The counselor helps sexual abusers in order to make a difference. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR


New Hope principal

New Hope principal YOUNGSTOWN -- Janice Vitullo of Austintown has been appointed principal of New


BASS FISHING CONTEST Jay Yelas builds commanding lead entering final round of world meet

The Texan leads David Walker of Tennessee by more than 9 pounds. By JACK WOLLITZ SPECIAL TO THE


Prisoner escapes

Prisoner escapes EAST LIVERPOOL -- A man who fled from a Columbiana County deputy sheriff remains


EQUINE MASSAGE AND ACUPRESSURE Rubbing horses the right way

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU JUST BEFORE ECHO DELL ROAD disappears into the woods


NILES Pieces of school's history discovered

Some of the items will be framed and displayed. By AMY HOUSLEY VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF NILES


Miller shows for first Browns drills

Although he wants a new contract, the linebacker decided to focus on football. By JOE SCALZO


Dog shows are coming to Canfield Fairgrounds

Dog shows are coming to Canfield Fairgrounds CANFIELD -- The Steel Valley Cluster dog shows are


HERMITAGE, PA. Landfill's owner wants city to take it

Some city officials say it's not an offer Hermitage should accept. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Man listed as critical after drive-by shooting

Man listed as critical after drive-by shooting YOUNGSTOWN -- Steven Solis sat on his porch to


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Michael L. Semond, 33, of 2306 Renwick Drive, Poland, and


LOCAL

LOCAL Express headed to the playoffs YOUNGSTOWN -- For the third time in four seasons, the


Referendum try fails; Columbiana tax stands

It may be well into 2003 before county finances return to normal, an official said. By NORMAN