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Traficant trial response

Traficant trial response CLEVELAND -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland, D-17th, received


MAHONING COUNTY No charges expected against Hanni, official says

By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- The assistant Mahoning County


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Catholic religious offer support for Bishop Tobin

Opinion: Catholic religious offer support for Bishop Tobin EDITOR: The Diocesan Council of Religious, a


TRUMBULL COUNTY Records remain in quarantine

Poisonous mold has not been found in the rest of the building. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR


LEETONIA SCHOOLS Official: Move to complex to begin soon

A demolition crew dismantled the school's boilers as the board met. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


DIVISION III BOYS TRACK Maplewood's 4x800 relay team off to state

They won the event at state a year ago and three starters were back this year. By JOE SCALZO


SOFTBALL Warriors blanked in Akron

Lorena Floccari pitched a perfect game as Walsh Jesuit eliminated West Branch, 4-0. By TOM


YOUNGSTOWN Judge's son is jailed for 24 hours

Offenders are tested twice weekly for drugs and are subject to random tests. By PATRICIA MEADE


TRUMBULL COUNTY Commissioners advised to turn down bid

Sugar said the missing paperwork was an error. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER WARREN


August rite set for Miss Thayer, Nicolas Vargas

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Audra Thayer and Nicolas Vargas, both of 3999 Via Lucero, are engaged.


Robber hurts clerk during theft

STRUTHERS -- A robber brandishing a handgun injured a video-store clerk and emptied the cash drawer


Rams get hits, but are ousted

Mineral Ridge failed to capitalize on scoring chances, and dropped a 4-0 decision. By KELLY


Former softball player wins shot at Division III regional

A Western Reserve junior won the high jump at 5-5. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


MAHONING COUNTY New budget director hailed for experience

Commissioners liked that the new staffer is familiar with county finances and policies. By BOB


Associated Press

Associated Press A HUSBAND HONORED: Dolores Hope and her son Tony listen to the pledge of


Parents announce Crnarich-Gugliotti engagement

POLAND -- Richard and Geraldine Crnarich, 5190 Fifth St., announce the engagement of their daughter,


COG mulls possibility of building skate park

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley could be getting a public, regional skate park for


Leana Thompson, Larry A. Knight to marry Aug. 24

CHAMPION -- The engagement of Leana Marie Thompson and Larry Allen Knight, both of Champion, is


Newton Falls officer faces assault charges

The civil service commission was to meet today to vote again on the officer's suspension. By PEGGY


TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS

Opinion: Philadelphia Inquirer: Over the last two weeks, have you ever felt down, depressed or hopeless?


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Rotarians make a special delivery to NYPD

On Sept. 11, the New York City Police Department lost about 400 police cars to the falling World


Danielle Swann to be bride of Patrick Boria

YOUNGSTOWN -- Announced by Phyllis West, 571 Madera Ave., is the engagement of her daughter,


YOUNGSTOWN 2 men sue priest, diocese

The priest took advantage of two boys whose father was dying, the plaintiffs' lawyer said. By BOB


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XMr. and Mrs. Rainer Wolf (the former Colleen McQuillan of Boardman) of Sunbury are announcing the


Counterfeit money

Counterfeit money BOARDMAN -- An employee at the Seven Seventeen Credit Union discovered a


YOUNGSTOWN Man freed of charges of violence

YOUNGSTOWN -- A domestic violence charge has been dismissed against a man who was set on fire by his


Trumbull County MRDD receives state accreditation

NILES -- The Trumbull County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities has been


YOUNGSTOWN Teen faces adult trial in killing

A separate charge of abusing a corpse is pending in juvenile court. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR


DIVISION II REGIONAL TRACK Mooney's 4x800 relay team gains state

Stephanie Rosa, Valerie Zajac, Deanna Schorsten and Jessica Mazerik placed third in the regional.


A Trumbull County grand jury indicted these people. The grand jury also indicted eight people

A Trumbull County grand jury indicted these people. The grand jury also indicted eight people


Bioterrorism response

Bioterrorism response YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency has received


Heartburn center opens at hospital

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- UPMC Horizon has opened a Heartburn Treatment Center for the diagnosis and


KO DRUGS BOXING Marvin, Lane score outstanding wins for championships

Mike Marvin of Liberty and Shaun Lane of Hubbard highlighted the finals of the KO Drugs boxing


HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS Five local aces will make trip to Division I, II state tourney

Two doubles teams and one singles player will play in Columbus this weekend. By MARK W. MILLER


AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball & amp; softball

BASEBALL Little "b" Lazart 8, Wolf Construction 0 -- Matt Lutz had three hits with two home


The gentleman actor

By MILAN PAURICH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT "Hi, there." The mellifluous voice on the other end


PREP PREVIEW Regional baseball

DIVISION I Who: Boardman (23-3) vs. Canton GlenOak (16-10). When: Friday, 5 p.m. Where:


YOUNGSTOWN Witness to shooting tells court how it happened

The woman said she didn't know her boyfriend was keeping a gun in the house. By BOB JACKSON


Prayers for pupils

By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER WARREN -- Children waiting for their school bus on a


SALEM 85-year-old woman hits school bus

Police intend to ask the state again to order the motorist to retake her driver's license exam. By


East Palestine council OKs funding for development

EAST PALESTINE -- City council has approved transferring $950,240 from the city's electric trust


U.S.: Libya must do more to end sanctions

U.S.: Libya must do more to end sanctions WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration said Wednesday


MAHONING COUNTY Drivers, beware of daring deer

U.S. Route 224 in Boardman has been the site of several accidents involving deer. By SHERRI L.


Two men sentenced in burglaries

MERCER -- Two men received prison terms in Mercer Common Pleas Court for separate burglaries.


Nicolette Morgan, Earl Parchia Jr. to be married

YOUNGSTOWN -- Nicolette Morgan, 4115 Hudson Drive, and the Rev. Earl Parchia Jr., 2740 Cain St., are


Reduction in VA backlog worth cheering about

Opinion: By handling more than twice as many claims per month as it did last year, the Department of Veterans


'Drive For Dough' is now under way

BOARDMAN -- The 14th annual Easter Seals "Drive For Dough" is now under way at The Shops At Boardman


34 boxers crowned

34 boxers crowned Thirty-four champions were crowned Wednesday at Hubbard High School as the 15th


WARREN Quarterly figures show continued deficit at WCI

The company's troubles reflect a national steel crisis. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR BUSINESS


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Paul and Shana Hynes, 3565 Timberbrook Trail, Poland, boy, May 29.


SCORES, SUMMARIES & amp;SCHEDULES

THURSDAY'S RESULTS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT LINESCORES DIVISION II WALSH JESUIT 4, WEST BRANCH 0


Arbiters think it's their duty to protect and serve cops who have been fired

Opinion: Over the years, we've seen worse decisions rendered by arbiters than the recent ruling that former


WARREN Groups release start of cop plan

Warren is avoiding the racial strife of Cincinnati bysitting down with the public. By DENISE DICK


YOUNGSTOWN Choice of diversity official disappoints some at YSU

Leon Stennis says his work as Vindicator religion editor gives him practical experience with


'Sum of All Fears' doesn't add up

Ben Affleck finally gets comfortable in an action role. By MILAN PAURICH VINDICATOR


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Failed grant attempt has officials seeking new route for funds

Program participants would be lent computers to acquire skill on the machines. By NORMAN LEIGH


SHARON Resident sets his sights on the Columbia Theater

The Sharon native said Columbia Theatre Inc. board members have told him they plan to sell the


No new Traficant trial

No new Traficant trial CLEVELAND -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland, D-17th, received a