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More questions raised about charter school irregularities

Opinion: If there's a way to make money off charter schools, chances are someone in Ohio has figured out how.


GIRARD Former superintendent indicted

Shoaf had a VIP card at a Bedford Heights strip club, its president says. By TIM YOVICH


COLUMBUS Ohio Dem chairman to leave at term's end

The chairmen of Franklin and Montgomery counties are expected to challenge for the leadership


BOARDMAN Township regulates loud noise

The penalty for a first-time offender under the new resolution is $50. BOARDMAN -- Night-time


GAIL WHITE Phases of childhood end without notice

Our neighbors, Keith and Kellee Crider, are a few years our senior with four children. Two are in


YOUNGSTOWN Jurors in Greene murder trial plan to visit scene of 1999 shooting

The couple met in Washington, D.C. WARREN -- A wedding re-enactment of the marriage of Harriet


PAIRINGS

UPPERCLASS DIVISION (11th and 12th grades) Bantamweights: Rommel Cortez 1-1 (Boardman) vs.


The latest developments in the war on terrorism:

The latest developments in the war on terrorism: GROUND ZERO Ironworkers, above, make sure the


SOFTBALL REGULAR SEASON TUESDAY'S LINESCORE MINERAL RIDGE 3, URSULINE 2

SOFTBALL REGULAR SEASON TUESDAY'S LINESCORE MINERAL RIDGE 3, URSULINE 2 Mineral Ridge1000020--3112


18 WWII vets receive diplomas

CAMPBELL -- Eighteen World War II veterans who left Campbell Memorial High School to serve their


YOUNGSTOWN Board of education adopts school renovation plans

The board gave Choffin Career Center a new lease on life. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF


SHARON Planner unveils proposals for downtown revitalization

The consultant must now work up cost estimates and help the city find funding. By HAROLD GWIN


NEW HOPE ACADEMY After giving school six years, principal to call it quits soon

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Six years ago, Sylvia Imler was ready to


PREP PREVIEW | Regional softball

DIVISION I Who: Boardman (24-4) vs. Massillon Jackson (20-3). When: Thursday, 4:30 p.m.


SHARON English proposes reduction in federal excise tax on beer

Congressman Phil English said 43 cents of every dollar spent on beer goes for taxes. By HAROLD


Success continued

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF POLAND -- Five summers ago, a group of 11- and 12-year-


Pay rate set for elections board work

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Anyone serving on the Lawrence County Elections Board who wants to be paid will


EAST PALESTINE Council considers panel to review developers' plans

Plans approved by the committee would likely need fewer revisions, officials said. By NANCY TULLIS


Leads sought in arson

Leads sought in arson YOUNGSTOWN -- Leads are still being sought in the May 2 arson-homicide at 33


Sheriff's office probes death of Butler infant

Sheriff's office probes death of Butler infant LISBON -- The Columbiana County Sheriff's


YOUNGSTOWN Federal magistrate says guard held in robbery is 'danger'

The cases of all three defendants have been bound over to a federal grand jury. By JoANNE VIVIANO


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Raymond and Elizabeth Allen, 358 S. Edgehill, Youngstown, boy, May 28. Forum


MAHONING JAIL Inmate arrest brings reform

The warden is resurrecting a work-release monitoring program. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


Argument in Campbell turns violent

CAMPBELL -- Damien L. Patterson, 23, and Angela M. Williams, 25, both of Monroe Street, were


AGENDA

AGENDA THURSDAY Austintown Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m., in the township building. Eastgate


AREA SANDLOT

AREA SANDLOT CLASS B WEEKEND LINESCORES ROTH BROS. 9, YO. EXPRESS 1 Roth000414-- 990


WAR UPDATES

WAR UPDATES An overview The latest developments in the war on terrorism: GROUND ZERO


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Harold M. Costello Jr., 50, of 1372 E. South Range Road, North


2 teens held in thefts

2 teens held in thefts STRUTHERS -- Police arrested an 18-year-old Sexton Street man and a 16-


PROSPECT, PA. Residents oppose landfill near park

The state could take several months to determine if the application will be denied or granted. By


Crash spills fuel, shuts down Route 7

COLUMBIANA -- A three-vehicle crash closed part of state Route 7 for several hours and triggered a


OHIO Possible increase in cigarette tax has some fuming

The cigarette tax in Pennsylvania is 6 cents higher than Ohio's. That could change if the Ohio


YOUNGSTOWN Local officials upbeat about North Star sale

North Star ranks 11th for income tax withholding among city employers. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY


Latest developments in the war on terror:

Latest developments in the war on terror: GROUND ZERO Ironworkers, above, make sure the path is


K.O. DRUGS A month of action culminates tonight

Hubbard High has 13 fighters in championship fights. HUBBARD -- The 15th annual K.O. Drugs High


SALEM Norfolk Southern to fix bumpy crossings

The railroad has assured the city administration the work will be done in coming weeks. SALEM --


CANFIELD SCHOOLS Residents favor assistant chief for promotion

The assistant superintendent said he'll stay with the district even if he's not promoted. By IAN


GIRARD Council member to resign in July

Four Democratic precinct committeemen in the 3rd Ward will meet to fill the vacancy. By TIM YOVICH


Kids find reading takes them places

By KATIE-NELL SCANLON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LIBERTY -- Pupils from E.J. Blott Elementary


LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials seek to stay valuation

New Castle residents asked the county to help stop a proposed road. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR


Relay for Life will be held in Liberty

LIBERTY -- Liberty Township's first Relay for Lifestarts at 6 p.m. Friday at the high school


Youngstown Schools give parents reasons to leave

Opinion: Youngstown Schools give parents reasons to leave EDITOR: I am a life-long resident of Youngstown


YOUNGSTOWN Concealed-weapon hearing set

Prosecutors argued that the concealed-weapon law does not violate constitutional rights of those who


YSU

YSU Baseball recruit YOUNGSTOWN -- Baseball coach Mike Florak announced the signing of Ryan


WARREN Agency warns city that project hurts wetland

The Army Corps of Engineers approved the project when plans were submitted about a year ago,


Cards' fortunes on right track

CANFIELD -- Although the season ended sooner than they hoped, Canfield High's baseball program


POLICE BLOTTER

POLICE BLOTTER Canfield city, Austintown Summary of police activity: CANFIELD May 22


Pakistan, India on the brink of war with nuclear weapons

Opinion: With the phrase "brink of war" pressed into service by the media every time India and Pakistan


SAVING MOUNTAIN STREAMS

Opinion: Washington Post: At least for the moment, the Army Corps of Engineers won't be issuing any new


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WASHINGTON Hard words pose no problem for Mahoning Valley spellers

All three area spellers are still vying to become Ohio's first national champion since 1964.


Crews battle fatigue at bridge collapse site

Crews battle fatigue at bridge collapse site WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. -- Although divers have battled