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Interview with Traficant on WFMJ-TV

YOUNGSTOWN -- An exclusive, live and unscripted interview with James A. Traficant Jr. will air at 7


SUMMER POLBURN DAVE KISH

SUMMER POLBURN DAVE KISH CAMPBELL -- The Rev. John Trimbur officiated as Summer Polburn of


Lance Armstrong worth being hailed as a hero

Opinion: Lance Armstrong worth being hailed as a hero EDITOR: Since Sept. ll, Americans have found solace


Propane alive in NABF play

STRUTHERS -- Youngstown Propane held off Kiski Strongland in the seventh inning Saturday to win 7-6


CHRISTINE QUINN MICHAEL CONNOLLY JR.

CHRISTINE QUINN MICHAEL CONNOLLY JR. YOUNGSTOWN -- A honeymoon to Hawaii followed the July 6


FEDERAL PRISON

FEDERAL PRISON Permitted items The federal Bureau of Prisons allows inmates the following items:


FISHING Popular Yelas captures Classic

The pro angler plucked 45 pounds 13 ounces of bass . By JACK WOLLITZ SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR


MARTIN SLOANE | SUPERMARKET SHOPPER Company is searching for smart shopping cities

When I hear about a competition that involves grocery shopping, it immediately attracts my interest.


SPORTS FESTIVAL Cleveland to host Gravity Games

The event will be held from Wednesday through Aug. 4 and is expected to draw a big crowd. By JOE


MICHELLE WILL JOHN HAMSTRA

MICHELLE WILL JOHN HAMSTRA YOUNGSTOWN -- Michelle Sue Will, 3660 Fawn Drive, Canfield, became the


Buttons Ann returns

By AMY HOUSLEY VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF HUBBARD -- With technology today, it's not too hard to


FRANCES SANTARELLI DONALD ZEBRASKY

FRANCES SANTARELLI DONALD ZEBRASKY POLAND -- The Rev. David Blood officiated July 27 at Poland


The Hodges mark 50th year at reception

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Wesley L. Hodge of Youngstown were guests of honor during a dinner


LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials will seek Pa. funding to clean up Mahoning River for recreation

The goal is to clean up the river for human use. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU


Demskys mark golden jubilee at dinner party

BOARDMAN -- A dinner party was held July 21 at the Lockwood House in celebration of the 50th wedding


KAREN SLIFKA COREY EVANS

KAREN SLIFKA COREY EVANS BOARDMAN -- Living in Youngstown following a honeymoon trip to the


MILL CREEK METROPARKS | August calendar

Thursday: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friendship Wreath. Children 6 years old and up and their adult companions


Molnars feted at family dinner for 60th jubilee

AUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Gus Molnar, 4503 Woodleigh Ave., were honored July 27 at a family dinner


WAKEBOARDING Struharik riding high

Rob Struharik of Boardman has been riding the waves to a highly-successful career. By JOE SCALZO


ANNE GOZDANOVIC JOSEPH BERQUIST

ANNE GOZDANOVIC JOSEPH BERQUIST CLEVELAND -- The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist provided the


NICOLE GRESH MITCH CAPPERES

NICOLE GRESH MITCH CAPPERES ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Nicole Gresh, daughter of Norbert


Bankses' 25th wedding anniversary marked at events at Columbiana park

YOUNGSTOWN -- The 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Banks, Forest View Drive, was


NATIONAL PARKS Acadia offers diverse beauty

Mountains, meadows, beaches and the ocean make Acadia National Park an outdoor lovers' delight. By


WITH THE VETS | Veterans meetings

Meeting schedule for the week of July 28: TODAY Post 6488, VFW, 2065 Coitsville-Hubbard Road,


50th anniversary celebration fetes the Heaveners

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Heavener, 3884 Ayrshire Drive, were the guests of honor during


NEW MIDDLETOWN FARMERS 568 - 1704

NEW MIDDLETOWN FARMERS 568 - 1704 LOWELLVILLE ROD & amp; GUN CLUB 567


Art museum guides

Art museum guides YOUNGSTOWN -- The Butler Institute of American Art is offering education classes


Mazzarinos feted at reception for 50th jubilee

STRUTHERS -- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mazzarino, 409 Geneva Ave., were honored July 21 at a dinner


Mr. and Mrs. Jones mark 50th year during family dinner in Braceville

BRACEVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. David Jones of Braceville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary


ANN LANDERS CLASSIC Racetrack fling may wreck many lives

MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in


GRAVITY GAMES At a glance

When: Wednesday-Aug. 4. Where: North Coast Harbor in Cleveland. (Behind the Rock and Roll Hall of


JOHN KOVACH | Colleges Brooke named John Carroll captain

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- Brian Brooke of Youngstown feels honored that his teammates on the John


YOUNGSTOWN -- Whether Nick Petrella was working at the Borden Dairy, at Princeton Junior High School

YOUNGSTOWN -- Whether Nick Petrella was working at the Borden Dairy, at Princeton Junior High School


DOCTORS

DOCTORS Dental surgeon Melinda Ann Ross, daughter of James and Patricia Nellis of Canfield,


Island offers plenty to see and do

Lighthouse boat tours, whale watching and fishing are a few of the activities available on Mount


CRIME SOLVERS Mercer County

Thefts from motor vehicles are the focus of Mercer County Crime Solvers this week: Crime: Theft.


MIKE BRAUN Deer hunt changes at Ravenna will affect participation

The special controlled deer hunt at the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant will be held this year, but it


SHARON, PA. Volunteers clear debris in revival of old theater

A trade school has been asked to have its students do plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. By


CLUBS

CLUBS Mixed shoot set The Mosquito Bowman will be holding a 30 mixed, 3D shoot and an American


BLOOD DRIVES

BLOOD DRIVES TODAY St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


KELLY KLINGENSMITH CHRISTOPHER KUTSKO

KELLY KLINGENSMITH CHRISTOPHER KUTSKO YOUNGSTOWN -- A reception at The Georgetown in Boardman


Ferraros feted at Mass, brunch on anniversary

LOWELLVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Ferraro of Lowellville were honored at a champagne brunch held


Local 'Fear Factor'

Local 'Fear Factor' YOUNGSTOWN -- Hospice of the Valley will reap the financial rewards of a


Niners next stop: Japan

BOARDMAN -- Dr. John York, president of the DeBartolo Corporation and director/owner's


RAY SWANSON | Keystoner Sharon adds coaches

Sharon School Directors have cast their nets across the state line into the Buckeye State to land


THE BUTLER

THE BUTLER Fast facts About the Butler Institute of American Art: Locations: 524 Wick Ave.,


LIBRARY SCHEDULES | August

YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY Children "A Juggling Jamboree" with Kevin Delagrange, 10


BENEFIT AHA plans annual Heart Walk

This year's event is dedicated to the late David Y. Farrell. The 2002 American Heart Walk has been


Book sale is set at library in Warren

Book sale is set at library in Warren WARREN -- Friends of the Warren Library will hold a book


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Scrappers (20-18) at Crosscutters (24-14). When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).


IN THE CUP! Area Holes in One

Merl Gay of Boardman aced the No. 15 hole at Reserve Run Golf Course. He used a 9-iron on the 127-


Mercifully, football is at hand

Opinion: Just when you thought you couldn't stand to even think about the news any more, what with the


SATURDAY'S NABF LINESCORES

SATURDAY'S NABF LINESCORES YOUNGSTOWN PROPANE 7, KISKI STRONGLAND 6 Strongland0004002--693


AREA LINKS John Carroll

The John Carroll University football team lists nine area players on the roster for this coming


LOCAL

LOCAL Newton Falls writer featured in magazine The work of Jeanne Bryner of Newton Falls has


SKEET RESULTS Midwest Open

ShooterScoreTitle DOUBLES (57 ENTRIES) Rich Cameron, Sharon100CH Bob Kalantari, N. Huntington99RU


'SIX FEET UNDER' Are they taking a dig at undertakers?

The series is sparking conversation on the topic of death, and the once-mysterious undertaking


FRIDAY'S GAMES

FRIDAY'S GAMES American League Baltimore 9, Boston 2 Detroit 8, Cleveland 5 N.Y. Yankees 12,


JACLYN SNEIZIK ALFONSO MACIAS

JACLYN SNEIZIK ALFONSO MACIAS VIENNA -- The marriage of Jaclyn Sneizik, 2307 Warner Road, Fowler,


AMY TIRATTO MICHAEL FULINE

AMY TIRATTO MICHAEL FULINE LOWELLVILLE -- Amy Tiratto and Michael Fuline were married at 2 p.m.


Service, lunch mark Vegh 50th at El Emeth

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vegh, 245 Richards Drive, were honored July 6 during a service and


LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL Canfield heads to regional with World Series dreams

After dismantling district and state competition, the team of 11-12-year-olds will see what tests


KEYSTONE CLIPS Valley Arts Guild seeks entries for Buhl Day Art Show

The Valley Arts Guild is looking for entries for the 2002 Buhl Day Art Show to be Sept. 2 in Buhl


Strike at Youngstown State would jeopardize its future

Opinion: Dr. John Russo, president of the faculty union at Youngstown State University, contends that the


Anniversary is celebrated by the Rohrers

COLUMBIANA -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rohrer of Columbiana was


YOUNGSTOWN Officer: Thieves always looking

Preventive measures should be taken to ward off the thefts. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


SCRAPPERS STATISTICS

THROUGH FRIDAY'S GAMES BATTING ABRHHRRBIAVG. Ben Francisco, of81122805.346 Jeff Haase,


NEW YORK-PENN Top 'Cutters too much for Scrappers

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are slumping, and one of the New York-Penn


JAMES DULLEY Cutting your utility bills How to reuse grey water

Q. We seem to have water shortages every summer and my water-sewage bills keep increasing. Are there


CHRISTINE JAMES JEFF SHEPHERD

CHRISTINE JAMES JEFF SHEPHERD POLAND -- Christine James, a daughter of Stephen and Shirley James,


& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;CAMLIN, & lt;/B & gt;Linda

& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;CAMLIN, & lt;/B & gt;Linda R., 58, of Hubbard,


RAVENNA ARSENAL Deer numbers crunching

Working under tight security restrictions at the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant in 2001, a spokesman


GARDEN FORUM Trips planned

Call Eleanor Young, (330) 758-8273, or Dorothy Haddox, (330) 799-1613, for reservations or


SHARON ACS taking reservations for gala at Buhl Mansion

SHARON, Pa. -- Wednesday is the deadline for reserving a spot at "A Mid summer Night's Dream" gala


CHARITY GOLF United Way's annual event set for Sept. 16

This year's outing will feature a new modified two best balls of four format called "shamble."


Lentons honored for golden jubilee at family dinner

AUSTINTOWN - A family dinner July 6 at Springfield Grille in Boardman honored Mr. and Mrs. Robert


COLUMBIANA CO. County prepares for a week of thrills on wheels (and horses, too) at fair

Area residents will get a chance to find fame. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON


Mr. and Mrs. John Savastuk feted at surprise dinner on 50th jubilee

SANDUSKY -- A surprise family dinner party was held June 15 at Damon's on the Lake in honor of the


SCOTT SHALAWAY It's a real jungle out there for many critters

A pack of wolves stalks, then runs down, an old moose on Michigan's Isle Royale, then devour the


BRIAN RICHESSON | Scrappers Brumit shores up career as Staten Island pitcher

Matt Brumit was true to himself. If the pitcher wasn't going to get batters out, he wasn't going to


SALEM A jumping good time at frog contest

A Mark Twain tale serves as catalyst for these light-hearted competitions. By NORMAN LEIGH


Davis motivates at Browns camp

The anticipation of building something special has Butch Davis fired up. By JOE SCALZO


JACK WOLLITZ Boggs fishes to fulfill a competitive spirit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- It was two outs, bottom of the ninth and Wade Boggs found himself with an


TRAFICANT CASE Prison will cramp style for ex-rep

Prison will impose changes on nearly every aspect of the former congressman's life. By PATRICIA


BEREA Finally! Browns' Green signs five-year contract

The running back will likely boost the worst rushing attack in the AFC. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR


EXPELLED CONGRESSMAN Traficant has a unique flair from his trousers to his hair

Do we all want to unleash our outer Traficant? By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


Mustang Car Show

Mustang Car Show ERIE, Pa. -- The Lake Erie Mustang Owners Club is holding its fourth annual


NEON HISTORY

NEON HISTORY A closer look The chemical element neon was discovered in 1898 by a pair of British


DR. ERIC M. CHEVLEN 'Power Over Pain'

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Eric M. Chevlen, a 1967 graduate of Youngstown Rayen High School, is board


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Allen and Tony Mayberry, 920 Myler Park Road, East Liverpool, girl, July


YSU

YSU Catcher Cox off to Kansas WICHITA, Kan. -- Youngstown State sophomore catcher Adam Cox will


EMPOWERMENT You can control pain, doctor says

'If severe pain were uncontrollable, that would be a tragedy. That it is controllable, but is so


American originals The Butler Institute and Lou Zona showcase artistic treasures

Lou Zona wears many hats and has never met an employee or volunteer he doesn't like. By SHERRI L.


Traficant needs to be put out of misery

Opinion: With citizen James A. Traficant Jr.'s second date with destiny just 48 hours away -- the first took


MUSEUMS | Area attractions

Arms Family Museum of Local History -- 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, (330) 743-2589: "Far From Home:


BOARDMAN Skating their way to victory

The young skaters hope that hard work this month will give them an edge in early August at


SHARON Podiatrist served team for 50 years

Dr. Leonard Pleban gave his medical services free to the Sharon City School District athletic teams.


TRUMBULL COUNTY

TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Scott W. Burrows, 30, of 1954 CloverBrook Drive, Mineral


MEN

MEN The Vindicator (Pine Lakes) -- Low gross: Don Kniska 34, Tom Harris 35, Sam Mirto, Dave


MORE THAN just a rink

By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- Skate Zone Fun Center was a


WHAT'S DOING?

HUNTER EDUCATION Western Reserve Fish & amp; Game Club, W. Third Street, Niles. Aug. 23, 6-10


VETERANS

VETERANS 'Piece of My Heart' BUTLER, Pa. -- Tickets are available for all performances of "A


EVENTS

EVENTS Teddy Bear Health Fair at Eastwood Mall NILES -- Free immunizations and screenings are