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Traficant seeks to halt proceedings in his case

Traficant seeks to halt proceedings in his case CLEVELAND -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of

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AUSTINTOWN Suit seeks to return student

The teen was back in class at the Adams Alternative School, pending an appeal. By IAN HILL

DIVISION III BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Mooney edges East Palestine 3-2

Ed Bartolec pithed a four-hitter in the tournament opener against the Bulldogs. By JOHN BUTERA

YOUNGSTOWN Mail carriers to collect food for the hungry

The amount of food collected has dropped from a high of 113 tons in 1998 to 86 tons in 2001.

NEW CASTLE Business looks for help in considering a move

Council will also consider change orders for downtown street work. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A business

MAHONING VALLEY Group aims to unify education boosters

The no-name group hopes to raise the region's low education levels. By RON COLE VINDICATOR

East Palestine driver pinned in wreckage

East Palestine driver pinned in wreckage DARLINGTON, Pa. -- An East Palestine man suffered only

YOUNGSTOWN Man gets jail in '98 shooting

The sentencing was delayed because of another case. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP Wilson outlasts Rayen for 16-10 City victory

Poland blanked Ursuline 7-0 for its 12th win of the season. YOUNGSTOWN -- Juawan Gray and Donald

Shots fired at car

Shots fired at car YOUNGSTOWN -- More than 20 rounds were fired at a 1992 Lexus in which two


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Eric K. Wainwright, 24, of 563 Redondo, Youngstown, and Angela

CANFIELD Trustees plan to press for Gibson Road work

Two of the trustees say the project is needed to improve safety on the road. By IAN HILL

COLUMBIANA COUNTY Judge keeps man jailed in fatal Knox shooting

The defendant pleaded innocent to the charges. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON

BANKING INDUSTRY Home Savings to branch into Cleveland area

The new location will help bridge the gap between the thrift's Youngstown-area branches and its

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Potter's Wheel helps women shape their lives

Tilly is from the Dominican Republic. She has long, straight hair and dark eyes. She spent 10 years

YOUNGSTOWN Losses keep mounting at struggling Phar-Mor

Phar-Mor lost $7.9 million from operations and spent $3.9 million on reorganization expenses. By

Erin D. Selbe, D.R. Mowry II to wed July 13

EAST LIVERPOOL -- Dennis and Carole Selbe, 1725 Annesley Road, are announcing the engagement of

Man charged after wife is found injured

CANFIELD -- A 24-year-old Fairground Boulevard man was arrested by city police on domestic violence


Today Abu Bakar Bashir runs an Islamic boarding school at which students are taught that going to

MAHONING COUNTY Judge to rule on revoking bond

James Dimuzio was named in another assault complaint last month, this one in Austintown. By BOB

Wedding planned by Nicole Landry, Richard Younger

GILBERT, Ariz. -- Plans for their approaching marriage are being announced by Nicole Landry and


Opinion: Washington Post: Charles Taylor wears the title of president, but he still can't shake his warlord

CURBSTONE COACHES Boxing judge gives insight on system

Veteran judge Tom Miller explained just how a boxing match is scored. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR

MAHONING VALLEY Group is choosing conservation ideas to get state funds

This is the first year that Clean Ohio Conservation Fund money is available. By IAN HILL

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Ronald and Gina Price, 2111 Oakwood St., Girard, boy, May 5. Paul and Teri Sines,


SCHOOL BOARDS WARREN The city school board and the union representing its teachers have reached

Jennifer Lockshaw to be bride at July 13 nuptials

Announcement of the engagement of Jennifer Elizabeth Lockshaw of Poland and Andrew Buonavolonta of

MAHONING COMMON PLEAS COURT Judge candidate files complaint over Lisotto's ad

Franken lodged the complaint even though it was too late to pull the ad before the election. By

Abeid-Vrabel wedding date to be June 1

CAMPBELL -- Gary and Cheryl Abeid, 649 Matawan Drive, are revealing plans for the forthcoming

Fires take a toll on many

Last year, arson in Youngstown caused $1.3 million damage in 178 residential fires. PATRICIA

DIVISION III BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Springfield romps in sectional game

The Tigers cruised to a 13-3 win over United to advance against Campbell. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR


ATHLETIC TRAINING Valley Sports in Struthers -- offers speed training, jump stretch, power

Miss Mast to wed Marshall Baird in August rite

MILLERSBURG -- Ben and Laura Mast, 3149 state Route 39, are announcing the engagement of their

MADD ANNIVERSARY Success measured in lives

The local MADD chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary. By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF


XBoardman High School Class of 1972 will hold a 30-year reunion Nov. 30 at the Holiday Inn,

Residency rule restricts quality of applicant pool

Opinion: Residency rule restricts quality of applicant pool EDITOR: The residency rule for Youngstown is


YSU Softball YOUNGSTOWN -- Eighth-seeded Youngstown State (10-30, 1-13) will face top-seeded

AWARENESS WEEK Youngstown Fire Department

While the number of structure arsons remains about the same each year, vehicle arsons have gone

MINERAL RIDGE Some object to sewer line

Plans to run a sanitary sewer line along St. Mary Drive have been approved by the state. By TIM


Eight local groups are seeking state money to pay for conservation projects: Mahoning River


BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DIVISION III Mooney 3, East Palestine 2 Springfield 13, United 3 Cardinal

Miss Gratzmiller, Mr. Hilbun to be married July 20

CORTLAND -- Announced by James and Linda Hilbun, 133 N. Colonial Drive, are plans for the

Miss Pogacnik, Mr. Helsel set wedding date

BOARDMAN -- Robert and MaryLou Pogacnik, 356 Afton Ave., and Robert and Linda Helsel, 1268 Valley


SHARON SPEEDWAY SATURDAY'S RESULTS Sprints: 1. Ed Lynch. Jr. 2. Mike Lutz. 3. Jarod Larson.

NEW WILMINGTON Council alters pool's rules

The mayor continues working on a plan to reduce the large piles of horse manure left on borough

17TH DISTRICT Independent runs throw a wrench into the race

The inclusion of the two independent candidates in the race could boost the chances of the

Fires take toll on lives

Last year, arson in the city caused $1.3 million damage in 178 residential fires. PATRICIA

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP Fitch upsets Stow 3-1 in Division I sectional tourney

Brianna Ozias pitched a four-hitter for the Falcons against the second-seeded Bulldogs. STOW --

NEWTON FALLS Council OKs start of project

Council did not set a date to fill the vacancy. NEWTON FALLS -- City council voted 3-1 to set in

Furor erupts over mail paid for by state Dems

There is nothing wrong with the Ohio Democratic Party's bulk mailing policy for candidates,


Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, food only, 10 a.m. to noon


SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those who have had or are considering weight-loss surgery meets

WARREN Council acts on spas, dogs

Vicious-dog legislation could include a list of breeds. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

WARREN Man who complained of police brutality pleads guilty

The defendant could receive up to 21/2 years in prison, an assistant county prosecutor says. By


Raymond and Carolynn Tomory live at 21014 Tenada Ave., Chugiak, Alaska. Their address was wrong in

GASTRIC BYPASS | PART III Santiago's new life

At 385 pounds, Louie Santiago missed out on a lot of things. One thing he didn't want to miss was

Signs confiscated

Signs confiscated GIRARD -- City police have confiscated 51 political signs because they were

COLUMBIANA CO. Police slated to honor cops who stand out

A group will honor two chiefs who retired in September. LISBON -- The Ohio Valley Law Enforcement