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Newcomer gives incumbent Tsagaris a run for his money

Tsagaris was surprised at his slim margin of victory. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

Woman sues doctor

Woman sues doctor WARREN -- A McMyler N.W. woman has filed a lawsuit in Trumbull County Common

Teams trying to take next step

Unfinished business. That's exactly what the baseball teams from Boardman and South Range high

CDs, games and jewelry are stolen in burglaries at 2 homes

YOUNGSTOWN -- Burglars stole more than $5,000 worth of CDs plus DVD movies, video games and jewelry

MDA plans 'lockup' event

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Eastern Ohio Muscular Dystrophy Association will issue more than 75 "arrest

TRACK Trumbull favorites get off to good start

Competition concludes on Thursday. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT CORTLAND -- The

All but 2 tax levies strike out

Some officials think voter confusion and the state of the economy contributed to the defeat of most

TRUMBULL COUNTY Man spits at judge after being sentenced

The defendant, who acted as his own attorney, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. By PEGGY

Mayor Melfi costing taxpayers thousands

Opinion: Mayor Melfi costing taxpayers thousands EDITOR: And so goes the game in the city of Girard.

ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball and softball

BASEBALL Pony League (13-14) Struthers St. Anthony's 5, Canfield L. Calvin Jones 2 -- Steven


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Demetrios Papakirk, legal age, of 110 LaPorte Drive, Cranberry

Ryan proves experts wrong

An incumbent Democrat easily won the 6th Congressional District primary and will face a former

Music workshop

Music workshop CANFIELD -- "Music for the Non-Musical" is a workshop presented by the Ohio State

COMMISSIONER Ludt's motto brings victory

Incumbent David Ludt will be challenged in the fall by former Austintown Township trustee Jeffrey


BASKETBALL Ron Galbreath Basketball School -- for players in grades 4-12 will take place at Geneva

BOARDMAN St. E's breaks ground

Two building projects are in progress at the site. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF

Voter turnout down

Voter turnout down YOUNGSTOWN -- Simply put, voter turnout was terrible Tuesday. Statewide,

MAHONING COUNTY Republican reform movement fails to capture control of party

Mark A. Hanni said he may support the re-election bid of the current Republican chairman. By DAVID

MAHONING COUNTY Audit: Sherlock violated policy on credit-card use

The audit questions if some of the commissioner's expenses were county-related. By DAVID SKOLNICK

BY THE NUMBERS Congressional districts

Breakdown of unofficial votes by county of the 17th District Democratic primary, and the 6th


Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Should a candidate for judge be allowed to tell voters which political party he

YOUNGSTOWN Copperweld weighs independent status

A sale or new plan of operation for LTV Copperweld is expected in the next four months. By DON

Cochran visits for YSU event

YOUNGSTOWN -- Former Youngstown State University President Leslie Cochran helped celebrate the

NEWTON FALLS Woman waives hearing

The defendant and her attorney declined to say why they waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

HUBBARD Greyhound attacks woman

An officer described the injuries as 'massive.' By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

SOFTBALL Pancake sparkles, Spartans seal title

Behind Jennifer Pancake's two-hitter, Boardman clinched its fourth straight SVC championship. By

COLUMBIANA County recorder captures primary

The Republican victor says the current commissioner board erred in giving back property tax revenue.

TRUMBULL COUNTY Mental health group prepares for cuts

Voters passed most issues in Trumbull County. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN

MERCER COUNTY Law group seeks to add 4th judge

The bar association endorsed its judiciary committee's unanimous recommendation. MERCER -- A

11TH DISTRICT APPEALS COURT Chagrin Falls lawyer wins 3-way race

A similarity in names hurt two women in the race, the candidates said. By STEPHEN SIFF

Payments approved in bankruptcy court for professional work done in the Phar-Mor case from Sept. 24

Payments approved in bankruptcy court for professional work done in the Phar-Mor case from Sept. 24

Football field to get upgrades

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Springfield High School sports fans will have new surroundings when the varsity

Cook gives Tsagaris a run for his money

Tsagaris was surprised at his slim margin of victory. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

YOUNGSTOWN Tired out? Collection set for rubber to burn

Sponsors say the project benefits everyone. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

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DIV. IV BASEBALL Western Reserve wins sectional opener, 6-5

Lowellville's Nick Getsy threw a one-hitter and the Rockets' offense was in high gear against

YOUNGSTOWN Diocese fares well in giving, drawing

The bishop said there is strong spiritual and financial support for the church. By D.A. WILKINSON

Salem man jailed in robbery attempt

CANTON -- A Salem man is being held in the Stark County Jail on charges relating to an attempted

Judge: Negative campaigning hurt opponent

Lisotto said his opponent's attack ads didn't sit well with voters. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


St. Elizabeth Shon and Jessica Lewis, 13225 Gavers Road, Hanoverton, boy, May 7. Scott and

YOUNGSTOWN Creditors, company near deal on Phar-Mor sale

As debate on the drug chain's future continues, $2.7 million in professional fees and expenses was

FARRELL Work set to begin on housing project

A new era is dawning in public housing here, speakers said. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS Person brothers, Meek help Irish tie for title

Led by the three aces, Ursuline tied Austintown Fitch for the SVC title after being runner-up the

Columbiana sales tax failure will force cuts

Voters also defeated two school levies in the county. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

Deadly fire was arson

Deadly fire was arson YOUNGSTOWN -- Fire that killed two little girls last Thursday at 33 E.

GAIL WHITE What's in a NAMI? Help with mental illness

When Jim and Kathleen Klasovsky's 14-year-old daughter, Natasha, started acting up in school and at

PA. PRIMARY Backers stump for Rendell

Supporters say Ed Rendell's opponent is distorting the former mayor's record. By LAURE CIOFFI

Ex-teacher guilty in chalk-throwing

Ex-teacher guilty in chalk-throwing EAST PALESTINE -- A former Salem schoolteacher was found


AGENDA THURSDAY Eastgate Regional Council of Governments technical advisory committee, 10 a.m.,

SHARON Former Supreme to sign autographs at hall of fame

The new director's strategy is to make the hall of fame come alive. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

NEW CASTLE Former death row inmate revels in freedom


BOARDMAN Outdoor theater planned along 224

Concerts will start May 31 with Jan and Dean and The Kingsmen. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR

Novice wins nomination for 65th

Two incumbent Democrats say they want to meet the new residents of their districts before November.


YSU Baseball INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State sophomore outfielder Kendall Schlabach was named

Group is key to new home

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- "It's a chance to become a homeowner

BOARDMAN Maass to be honored as great communicator

BOARDMAN -- Herman Maass, retired plant manager of the Lordstown General Motors Assembly Plant, is