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COLUMBIANA COUNTY New center for disabled is delayed

The dispute centers on whether the new facility must be equipped with a sprinkler system. By

Motion cites prison limits

The court has granted more time for an appeal to be filed. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Bankruptcy reform bill stalls while filings skyrocket

Opinion: It's 2002 and the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001 is still slowing working its way through Congress.


YSU Spikers lose To W. Virginia MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- The West Virginia University volleyball

LAWRENCE COUNTY Disbarred lawyer faces two charges

The man represented a county woman in cases before two judges. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former

Annual car cruise to benefit local boy

AUSTINTOWN -- The fourth annual Joshua Walker car cruise will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel

Warren dealt with companies in investigation

WARREN -- The city has done business with two of the companies that are part of a county

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MAHONING COUNTY Judges redirect funding to save mediation service

Judges shifted 75 cents in court fees from other programs to help fund the dispute resolution


Opinion: DEBATING THE DEFINITION OF 'POOR' Chicago Tribune: When does a family fall into poverty? The

WASHINGTONVILLE Militia group leader sues council

Vos sought to join village government in fall 2001. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

BOARDMAN Trustees plan site cleanup

By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN -- Township trustees have taken the next step

Village hopes billboard catches developers' eyes

The village has more than 1,200 acres ready for business development. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


St. Elizabeth Timothy and Michele Varso, 6764 Fox Crossing Court, Youngstown, girl, Sept. 24.

Review committee to interview developers

The finance director referred to three proposals as worth pursuing. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

COLUMBIANA Public library gets rolling on expansion

Adult and children's areas and the community room will be expanded. COLUMBIANA -- Columbiana

COLUMBIANA Howard Hanna buys Blasdell Properties

The company expects to announce development of a new golf course community in a month or two. THE

WESTERN PA. Highmark insurance seeks rate changes

Lawrence County subscribers will see the cost of their basic coverage triple. By HAROLD GWIN

DOWNTOWN Redevelopment agency

The Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. board handled these items Tuesday: Talked

Team ready to tie loose ends

Justin Green is listed as the starting quarterback for the Southwest Missouri State game. By PETE

NEW CASTLE Council mulls buying building

City lawmakers discussed sidewalk construction and maintenance at their caucus session. NEW

YOUNGSTOWN Mugging suspects set for trial


MERCER COUNTY Judge won't seek judicial retention

MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Wherry won't be a candidate for judicial

POLAND Girl faces drug charges

A boy became ill after taking a prescription drug provided by the 14-year-old. POLAND -- A Poland

NEW CASTLE Cops find drug lab in garage

A man and a woman face multiple charges. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Authorities said a call to a domestic

Food bank gets grant

Food bank gets grant YOUNGSTOWN -- Second Harvest Foodbank received a $5,000 grant from the

LAWRENCE COUNTY Interim election board asks for amendments

The county commissioners usually serve as the election board. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

Sweet sounds optimistic note in state of university address

Opinion: Although Youngstown State University is still reeling from the deep cuts in state funding, President

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Poll shows Ryan in the lead, Traficant in 3rd place

Ann Womer Benjamin's campaign manager is pleased with the poll results, even though she still trails

TRUMBULL COUNTY Supplies buyer gave to Altiere

Tony Delmont said he doesn't remember making donations to the sheriff's campaign. By STEPHEN SIFF

Trustees vote to boost salary, housing allowance for Sweet

Trustees noted that Sweet has helped increase enrollment and settle contract disputes. By IAN HILL

PREP PREVIEW Friday night football

WARREN HARDING (5-0) vs. URSULINE (3-2) Game time: 7:30 p.m. at Youngstown State University's

Company to acquire WASN-AM

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN YOUNGSTOWN -- Associated Radio has agreed to acquire WASN-AM 1330 radio


AGENDA THURSDAY Struthers City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers. Austintown Township Zoning

4 charged in YSU drug raid

One of the suspects allowed drugs to be sold from his apartment, an officer said. By PATRICIA

Recovery program for women planned

Recovery program for women planned YOUNGSTOWN -- The Woman to Woman program at Neil Kennedy

MAHONING COUNTY Planners favor zone change for business park

The commission also recommended changing the depth of commercial activity permitted on U.S. Route

YOUNGSTOWN 2-day seminar targets block-watch training

Crime tends to stay away from active block-watch areas, one officer said. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

Penalty for taunting and running: Eat dirt, sonny

Opinion: Penalty for taunting and running: Eat dirt, sonny EDITOR: On Sept. 10, I attended a varsity

Air freshener cost raises a stink

'Do we smell that bad?' asked county Prosecutor Dennis Watkins in a letter to commissioners. By


FOOTBALL TICKETS Ursuline High School -- will sell advance tickets for its football game Friday

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Charters to cause loss for district

A ceremonial groundbreaking for Taft Elementary School will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 8. By PETER H.

POLAND Grant to aid volunteer firefighters

An Ohio senator sponsored the legislation to provide money to assist local fire departments.

SHARON Face-to-face meeting sought with bridge firm

Mercer County officials are still awaiting a complete report on the viaduct. SHARON, Pa. -- Mercer

LEAVITTSBURG Company sues over waste pact

Warren Recycling says the Connecticut company is in violation of the contract. LEAVITTSBURG -- A

Kiwanis club kicks off annual peanut sale

WARREN -- Warren Kiwanis Club has started its annual peanut sale. Proceeds support the club's

GAIL WHITE Hunger for happiness? To find it, help others

I believe it is one of the greatest ironies of life: The happiest people I know are those who

Masters Tuxedo advises customers that it is closing

YOUNGSTOWN -- Masters Tuxedo & amp; Dry Cleaning owners Mark and Delores Jacobson are closing

Boardman plans leaf collection

BOARDMAN -- Leaf collection will begin Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 6, said township Road

NILES Father charged in injury to son, 6

The mother said she gave custody of the boy to his father in July. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

Quite a match

The Boardman duo finished third at state last season and wants more. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR

Home burglarized

Home burglarized SHARON, Pa. -- Police said someone entered a home in the 100 block of Sherman

SOCCER Mooney wins thriller against Canfield, 6-5

Pat Walker scored three times for Mooney while Frank Turocy scored four for Canfield. By CHUCK


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Thomas A. Mozzy Jr., 30, of 5834 Water St., Poland, and