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1% sales-tax revenue exceeds expectations

Commissioners used part of the additional funds to pay off a court settlement. By NORMAN LEIGH


LISBON Family Recovery Center to dedicate women's facility

The facility also features a day-care center. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON


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Elizabeth Baker, Erik Revak to be married Oct. 26

MIDDLEFIELD -- Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Baker of Middlefield are announcing the engagement of their


2 Colombian men face deportation

MERCER, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police said two Colombian men face deportation for traffic


GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Pomegranates pack power, recent research suggests

Q. I read your summary of the cardiovascular health benefits of pomegranate juice, and couldn't


Robbers rough up man and his sister

Robbers rough up man and his sister YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mistletoe Avenue man, 75, and his sister, 79,


SALEM Waterworth Memorial's skate park will be closed

Complaints about patrons' behavior prompted the decision to close the facility. By NORMAN LEIGH


TRUMBULL CO. JAIL Officials to buy food from state program

Jail officials say they're pleased to be using state purchasing. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and STEPHEN


SOCCER ROUNDUP Humphrey nets 4 in Liberty win

Lakeview, Girard and Hubbard also posted victories. MECCA -- Brittny Humphrey had four goals to


MERCER COUNTY Officials hit snag on jail fee

The county prison board will have to meet to find a new way to collect a fee from inmates. By MARY


GIRARD Officials discuss lake dam repair

A citizens committee urges dam repair and construction of a water treatment plant. By PETER H.


Police recover pills taken in burglary

STRUTHERS -- Police recovered a bag of stolen pills after an employee of the Family Dollar Store,


COLUMBIANA Residents discuss 1% tax proposal

Students fear they will lose their competitive edge. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU


YOUNGSTOWN Widow files suit vs. estate

Robert Sweeney's widow asks that a premarital agreement be declared void. YOUNGSTOWN -- The widow


POLICE CALLS Girard, Liberty, Hubbard

Summary of police activity: GIRARD Sept. 19 Criminal damaging/threats: Police arrested a Niles


New office for Justice Fagley

MERCER, Pa. -- A new office is being readied for District Justice William Fagley of Greenville and


VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP TAC winning skein for Hubbard at 144

Sophomore Brittany Hines had 17 points and 29 assists to lead Rayen against Campbell. HUBBARD --


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Revenue from 1% sales tax exceeds forecasts

Commissioners used part of the additional funds to pay off a court settlement. By NORMAN LEIGH


Man sentenced for drug possession

LIBERTY -- Former businessman Michael Kish has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for narcotics


LOCAL

LOCAL United's old bricks available for pick-up HANOVERTON -- Old paving bricks from the stadium


COLUMBIANA COUNTY 1% sales-tax revenue exceeds expectations

Commissioners used part of the additional funds to pay off a court settlement. By NORMAN LEIGH


YOUNGSTOWN 2-year-old boy drowns in tub

YOUNGSTOWN -- A handicapped 2-year-old boy drowned in the bathtub Thursday afternoon at his South


TAYLOR STEEL Trumbull denies tax abatement

The decision may cause cutbacks, according to the company's statement. By STEPHEN SIFF


THE USES OF AMERICAN POWER

Opinion: THE USES OF AMERICAN POWER Chicago Tribune: The Sept. 11 attacks mean that George W. Bush will


YOUNGSTOWN Trial opens for 3 men in kidnapping, rape

The victim memorized her attackers' license plate. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER


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Good advice for bad times

Opinion: Good advice for bad times EDITOR: After the horrific September 11th tragedy, most of us


OHIO SUPREME COURT Lt. Gov. Maureen O'Connor vows philosophical shift

The current Supreme Court is anti-business, the lieutenant governor contends. By DAVID SKOLNICK


YOUNGSTOWN Mich. man who confessed to killing gets out of jail

Prosecutors had agreed to take no position on a request for early release. By BOB JACKSON


POLAND SCHOOLS Treasurer discusses finances

The district's state allocation to general funds was reduced by about $183,000 this fiscal year, the


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XAnnounced by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Guidos (Marianne Barry) of Ashburn, Va., is the birth of their


SURPLUS FOOD

SURPLUS FOOD Metropolitan Baptist Church, 351 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, various commodities, 10


DIANE MAKAR MURPHY For this group, childhood friendship lasts a lifetime

Dorothy Loveland has a beautiful old black and white photo of children awaiting confirmation in


WARREN Trumbull Relays for Life are tops

The Warren and Boardman events usually rank first and second in the state. WARREN -- Trumbull


SHENANGO VALLEY Man makes history leading women's group

The Hermitage man is the first male to lead the local ABWA. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR SHARON


HOWLAND With $1.5 million, Project Love hits goal

The center moved to Howland-Wilson Road in 1969 and last expanded in 1982. HOWLAND -- Project


WARREN POLICE State board: City was unfair with raises

The mayor has taken issue with a lawyer's characterization of the administration as being 'anti-


YOUNGSTOWN Widow sues estate

Robert Sweeney's widow asks that a premarital agreement be declared void. YOUNGSTOWN -- The widow


OHIO Poll has mixed news for Taft, Bush

The governor's job approval rating climbed in the latest statewide poll -- but so did his


Foster parents group plans Oktoberfest raffle

Foster parents group plans Oktoberfest raffle CANFIELD -- The Foster Parent Association of


TAYLOR STEEL Trumbull Co. denies tax break

The decision may cause cutbacks, according to the company's statement. By STEPHEN SIFF


Consumers Ohio proposes public-private partnership

WARREN -- Consumers Ohio Water company plans to revise its last offer to take control of two areas


Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week GUILFORD LAKE -- In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Hanover Township


Buchenic-Beebe engagement is announced

HUBBARD -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Buchenic of Hubbard are announcing the engagement of their


YOUNGSTOWN Jury to decide hospital lawsuit

The twins' mother has been confined to a psychiatric facility since June 1998. By BOB JACKSON


HERMITAGE, PA. Officials raise rates on sewers

One resident proposed eliminating the annual per-capita tax to take the bite out of the sewer


Search for man

Search for man WEATHERSFIELD -- Police are searching for a man who three boys said tried to abduct


A tour of bronze garden sculptures -- rain or shine --will benefit community theater

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU STANDING NEAR THE BRONZE sculpture of the late jazz


THURSDAY

Western Reserve Transit Authority Board of Trustees, 3 p.m., WRTA Board Room, 604 Mahoning Avenue,


Owner cites competition economy for shops' closing

Founded in 1949, the business will close for good Friday. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By CYNTHIA


TRUMBULL COUNTY Deputy defends actions in chase

The matter is set for arbitration, but no hearing date has been set. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS


Carabbia can't enter county

The parole includes a provision that requires bimonthly check-ins. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


Ellwood City honors ex-mayor

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- Borough, state and national flags in front of the municipal building were to


TCTC New facility spurs growth

A hospitality management program is in the works. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


WARREN Proposal sparks debate

One of the sponsors called the legislation a starting point. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


Miss Wenzel, Robert French to be married

BOARDMAN -- Edward and Beverly Wenzel, 183 Mayflower Drive, are announcing the forthcoming marriage


SHARON Council votes down police merger plan

The president of council said he still has the authority to initiate the study. By HAROLD GWIN


M. Swiger loses bid for parole

WARREN -- The Ohio Parole Board rejected Michael Swiger's request for parole from prison, but he did


Officials to buy food from state program

Jail officials say they're pleased to be using state purchasing. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and STEPHEN


YOUNGSTOWN Rape victima testifies

The victim said the men took turns at her like kids sharing a water fountain. By BOB JACKSON


Hindu mobs wound two Muslim men

Hindu mobs wound two Muslim men AHMADABAD, India -- Hindu nationalists held angry protest marches


If improvements are needed, city faces rise in sewer rates

Sharon has until next summer to come up with a plan to fix sanitary sewer problems. SHARON, Pa. --


A nation under God does not pick fights

Opinion: A nation under God does not pick fights EDITOR: Rise up fellow Americans, we are one nation


TRUMBULL COUNTY Couple couple sues man accused of vehicular assault

The Niles man faces two counts of felonious assault and other charges. WARREN -- A Girard couple


Attorney arraigned

Attorney arraigned NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former Pittsburgh attorney charged with practicing law


Citations issued

Citations issued COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Investigative Unit, a division of the Ohio Department of


GAIL WHITE Technology adds to the wonder of story time

The room was full as I made my way to a seat at the Leetonia Public Library. I was filled with


TRUMBULL COUNTY 2 union pacts get nod, nonunion raises OK'd

Deputies have been without a labor contract since October. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR TRUMBULL


WEATHERSFIELD SCHOOLS Review panel finds no misspending

The watchdog committee is satisfied with how an emergency levy is being used. By MARY SMITH


YOUNGSTOWN Rape victim testifies on attack

The victim said the men took turns at her like kids sharing a water fountain. By BOB JACKSON


War of words damages U.S.-German relations

Opinion: In the world of diplomacy, words are important, and some of the words that have been used in recent


Group considers plans for an arts community

Planners compared the Youngstown project to the University Circle area in Cleveland. By D.A.


Plant cleanup cost increases

WARREN -- Mayor Hank Angelo told council members Wednesday that the Mahoningside Power Plant cleanup


Plan honors 9/11 victim

Plan honors 9/11 victim SHARON, Pa. -- City council wants to honor former city resident Rebecca


Historical society vote

Historical society vote COITSVILLE -- The Coitsville Historical Society will have an emergency


HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Friday night football

LOWELLVILLE (5-0, 2-0) vs. SOUTH RANGE (3-2, 1-1) Game time: 7:30 p.m. at South Range High


TCTC New site spurs growth

A hospitality management program is in the works. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


MAHONING COUNTY 20 charged in manufacturing and trafficking of cocaine

The charges are the result of a two-year investigation. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


Kara Saleman, Richard Burnett are engaged

CANFIELD -- Robert and Merceda Saleman of 3147 Paradise Lane are announcing the forthcoming marriage


MASTERS TUXEDO Owner cites competition economy for shops' closing

Founded in 1949, the business will close for good Friday. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY VINDICATOR


Worker to testify in Martha Stewart case

Worker to testify in Martha Stewart case NEW YORK -- An assistant at Merrill Lynch & amp; Co.


MAHONING COUNTY Leaders say they won't impose tax

Commissioners will make their final decision next week. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE


LAWRENCE COUNTY Group promotes philanthropy

The foundation already has four member funds with assets totaling about $5 million. By HAROLD GWIN


YOUNGSTOWN Group considers plans for an arts community

Planners compared the Youngstown project to the University Circle area in Cleveland. By D.A.


HERMITAGE City makes it a crime to fail to clear sidewalks of snow

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- If you live in the city and have a sidewalk, you'd better keep it clear of ice and


Rocket success no small feat

Andy Peterson and Lowellville are gaining respect. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF


WARREN Packard Music Hall revenues surpass $100,000 for first time

The hall recently obtained expanded food service and liquor licenses. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR


Man accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend, another woman

FARRELL, Pa. -- Police arrested a man from Florence Street, Sharon, in attacks on two women.


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Crystal Showers, 178 Upland Ave., Youngstown, girl, Sept. 24. Brian and


YOUNGSTOWN Carabbia can't enter county

The parole includes a provision that requires bimonthly check-ins. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR


Charged in robbery

Charged in robbery LIBERTY -- Two 18-year-old Youngstown men are being held in the Thursday night


YOUNGSTOWN Park board news

The city's park and recreation commission handled these items Thursday: Approved a cell phone


Man is shot in robbery try at his house

FARRELL, Pa. -- Police said a Beechwood Avenue man was shot in the leg during an apparent attempted


Ohio fails in study on funds for campaigns

Ohio fails in study on funds for campaigns Ohio is one of four states that permit political


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Patrick L. McConahy, 27, of 250 Wetmore Drive, Struthers, and