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Traficant is a patriot and a man of the people

Opinion: Traficant is a patriot and a man of the people EDITOR: Good people of Youngstown, do not let

LAWRENCE COUNTY Group to recommend form of government at special meeting

The commission appears to be leaning toward a council/manager form of government. By LAURE CIOFFI

YOUNGSTOWN Judge sets trial date for mother

The mother is accused of leaving her children and a pit bull in a home that was uninhabitable.

Jennifer Long, Sean Miller to wed Oct. 12

Announcing their engagement are Jennifer J. Long, 637 Syme St., Masury, and Sean J. Miller, 1873


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Amy Kotarski and Nick Santoro, 3735 Villa Rosa, Canfield, girl, July 30.

A close call for girl

A close call for girl AUSTINTOWN -- A 15-year-old Rhode Island Drive girl told police that a Penny

State patrol probes fatal car crash

State patrol probes fatal car crash BRISTOL -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a

YOUNGSTOWN Defendant testifies in sexual abuse case

Jurors were to resume deliberation this morning. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;ALLEN & lt;/B & gt;, Ethel

& lt;P & gt; & lt;B & gt;ALLEN & lt;/B & gt;, Ethel L., 101, of Richmond,

Lawsuit is settled over jail injury

LISBON -- A former Columbiana County jail inmate has settled his lawsuit with the private company

NASCAR Blaney excited to race at Indy

He once dreamed of racing open-wheel cars at the famous oval. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Brickyard

CANFIELD SCHOOLS Board OKs new chief

The board wants to hire a business manager soon. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CANFIELD

Projects at 2 parks nearing completion

HOWLAND -- Construction projects at two of the township's three parks are scheduled for completion

Parents announce Hughes and Christafano troth

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Richard and Patty Hughes, 10540 Unity Road, are announcing the engagement of their

WARREN 2 $500 scholarships honor former school psychologist

WARREN -- The Sandra Gaddis Scholarship was established this past school year to honor the memory of

NEW CASTLE, PA. Officials seek appraisal of county nursing home

Longtime election workers will be honored in August. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE

FAIR SCHEDULE Events and times

For more information, call the fair office at (330) 424-5531. Today 3 p.m.: Youth day

LISBON Officials warn of telephone call scam

County residents contacted are advised to call authorities immediately. By NORMAN LEIGH

Police search for suspects

A police scanner was found inside the stolen truck. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

GIRARD Council appoints Wagner to fill seat

Careful planning and fiscal responsibility are the keys to recovery, the new councilman says. By

CANFIELD Rental chain reports profits have gone up

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN The company has resumed its aggressive growth strategy, with plans to


Opinion: San Francisco Chronicle: For millions of American workers, a company pension is a retirement

Nagy-Hickman engagement is made known

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -- Kimberly M. Nagy and Casey A. Hickman, both of 1500 Vineyard Drive, are

Federal convict Traficant has shamed the Valley and must be rejected

Opinion: James A. Traficant Jr. is a federal prisoner today not because the FBI, the Justice Department and

YOUNGSTOWN LTV likely to extend Copperweld bidding

LTV has said it will sell its profit-making Copperweld division as an ongoing business. By CYNTHIA

October rite set for Miss Riley, Mark Cretella

LIBERTY -- Mary and Albert H. Riley Jr. of Liberty announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary

4-H king, queen serve as mentors

The first full day of the fair was muggy and overcast. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

YOUNGSTOWN CIC plan shows positive results

One business has finished the six-year lease-to-own deal, and another company next door is starting

Warren school board OKs chief's contract

WARREN -- Delighted, happy and very pleased were descriptions board members gave of their feelings

GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE Canfield shuts out Kentucky in regional tournament game

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Canfield's 11-12 Little League girls fast pitch softball team shut out the Kentucky

Giant Eagle moved to June in 2003

The change was made with the hope of attracting the best possible field of players. By PETE

Colucci leads ex-rep's team

The lawyer once suggested the former congressman is bipolar. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Pa. landowner deer licenses will be on sale through Friday

MERCER, Pa. -- Friday is the last day to buy a landowner antlerless deer license in Pennsylvania.

GAIL WHITE Grandpa's co-conspirators go on memory runs

I was swimming at the Firestone pool with the children once when, out of the corner of my eye, I

YOUNGSTOWN Accused changes mind, wants to change plea

Once the suspect got the green light to talk to the judge, he refused to stop. By BOB JACKSON

Lawsuit filed against Smith Twp. trustees

Lawsuit filed against Smith Twp. trustees YOUNGSTOWN -- Smith Township trustees are being sued in

'Signs' delivers a unique style

Some of the film's eccentricities may take getting used to, but it expertly builds tension. By



BOARDMAN Officer will face conduct hearing

A date for a hearing will be set within 15 days. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN Diocese sets up panel on sexual abuse

Church officials wanted advisers from all walks of life. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION


YSU Larouere to join tennis team YOUNGSTOWN -- Colin Larouere of Poland has signed a national


These results were reported from various events. Junior fair booth judging was Tuesday morning.

Schnelle-Murphy engagement is announced

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Richard and Susan Schnelle of Farmington Hills, are announcing the

Ride for Sight bicycle race set

Ride for Sight bicycle race set NEW WATERFORD -- The New Waterford Lions Club will sponsor its

NOT IN THE CARDS Plan's ready to go but lacks money to make it reality

The woman's original plan was to start a residential cleaning service. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


THE PEOPLE REACT The prison sentence The Vindicator asked hundreds of its News Contacts on

NEW CASTLE 16 to face subpoenas in Kos slaying trial

The mother of a man already convicted in the killing will be called as a prosecution witness. By

YSU Union leaders support faculty and employees

If there's a strike, students may have to cross picket lines to attend commencement. By RON COLE

MAHONING RIVER Officials seek public comment on dredging plans

By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LIBERTY -- The public will have an opportunity to


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Patrick J. Gaia Jr., 38, of 33 Jade Circle, Canfield, and

Work on intersection

Work on intersection NEW WATERFORD -- Work is expected to begin Aug. 12 on a $652,257 project to