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They asked, and they received

Opinion: Why did Girard officials pay $2.51 million for Girard Lakes? Because that's what the property owner

AIRLINE INDUSTRY Employees find themselves bumped as economy, Sept. 11 continue effect

More than 115,000 airline workers have lost their jobs in the past two years, according to industry

HEADQUARTERS: The former Five Spot Cafe in Jefferson, Iowa, now serves as the Greene County Lincoln

HEADQUARTERS: The former Five Spot Cafe in Jefferson, Iowa, now serves as the Greene County Lincoln


MINIPAGE BILLBOARD Balloon Balloon, balloon floating to the moon, Soon, soon it will cone

Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2003. There are 257 days left in the year. On this

Opinion: Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2003. There are 257 days left in the year. On this

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen."

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." Luke 24:5

Sharon to be site for America Sings

SHARON, Pa. -- As many as 5,000 young people from across the United States are expected to converge

READ THE FINE PRINT What does the warranty really cover?

Who pays for shipping? Make sure the warranty covers shipping costs, both to and from the repair

Crisis in Antarctica

Salem native Dr. Jerri Nielsen was stranded at the South Pole with cancer. COMBINED DISPATCHES

HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY Dell Computer Corp. expands with low inventory, investment

Dell is out to duplicate its success in personal computers. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ROUND ROCK,

Financial planning seminar for women to be held at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN -- A free, daylong financial planning seminar for women sponsored by Ohio Treasurer

BEFORE YOU DO IT... Guidelines to consider

If marriage is important to you, ask if he shares that goal. If you're hesitant to pose the

AROUND THE HORN Wednesday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 6, Devil Rays 4 BOSTON -- David Ortiz hit a tying, two-run single and

WARREN Former jailer pleads innocent to sex charges

A second jailer was to appear in court later today. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

HIGH POINT, N.C. 'Roadshow' antiques inspire a new line of home furnishings

The pieces are more adaptations than replicas. HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Coming to a living room


A Trumbull County grand jury has issued the following indictments: Dorian S. Williamson, 28,

AL CENTRAL Stewart, Chicago trounce Indians

The White Sox pitcher earned his first major league victory. CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox


REGION Quarter earnings increase for United Community YOUNGSTOWN -- United Community Financial

MAHONING COUNTY Green Team will accept appliances for recycling

You can bring your old fridge, but not your old computer. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Recycling Division of

MAHONING COURTHOUSE Officials work on plan to use fewer deputies

The sheriff wants more flexibility in staffing. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

GENERAL ELECTRIC Union leaders warn of strike possibility

Pensions, job security and health costs will be key contract issues. THE VINDICATOR By CYNTHIA

LISBON Woman pleads guilty to shooting

Her sentencing had been postponed when she requested another attorney. LISBON -- A woman accused

HERMITAGE, PA. Tax breaks weighed to entice building

Tax breaks and low-interest loans would be available under the city plan. THE VINDICATOR,

MAHONING VALLEY ODOT changes plans for span across I-80

The road will get new bridges and added lanes. By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER RAVENNA --

Easy come, easy go

Easy come, easy go World champion bull rider Chris Shivers lost his grip after 1.8 seconds on 1,

Air base's uncertain future should guide local officials

Opinion: Mahoning County Commissioner Vicki Allen Sherlock has suggested that she and her two colleagues meet



NATION How do workers best cope with a bad boss?

Experts say communication is key to dealing with bad bosses. CBS MARKETWATCH NEW YORK -- When

HARTFORD Blaney prefers banked tracks

The Sharon Speedway co-owner returned to his roots to help usher in the 2003 season. By JOHN

MAC SOFTBALL Poland tops Howland to stay perfect in loop

The Bulldogs used a two-run rally in the sixth inning to post a 5-3 win. POLAND -- The Poland High

FRESHDIRECT Online grocery business thrives

The new food delivery service is getting a strong start in Manhattan. NEW YORK (AP) -- Imagine

WAMPUM, PA. Group promotes its contest for lawns, gardens

WAMPUM, Pa. -- Wampum Area Business Association members will be placing posters and entry forms

SYD KRONISH / Stamps Issue pays tribute to first airplane flight

Next time you take a flight on a multiseat commercial airliner, consider it was only 100 years ago

VACATIONS Time-share resorts see a rise in sales

The industry is moving on to beaches as its next focus. ST. PETERSBURG TIMES NORTH REDINGTON

GENERAL MOTORS Restricted stock shares boost top executives' compensation

The stock grants will mean millions when they leave. NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors Corp. said

FABRIC Silk finds a new home in decor

The elegant fabric works well for both clothing and home furnishings. SCRIPPS HOWARD Silk

TRUMBULL COUNTY Panel appointees to review finances

The committee could recommend a change in the county sales tax. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR STAFF

PENNSYLVANIA Union asks for new hearing in suit over 'fair-share' fees

A teacher from Grove City was among those who had sued. HARRISBURG (AP) -- A statewide teachers


------ Wednesday's Time Schedule BASEBALL American League Tampa Bay at Boston, 6:05 p.m.

GROVE CITY, PA. Teacher to fight dismissal as free-speech issue

A Web site created by Konnen while he was in college is causing his problems. By HAROLD GWIN

TIME-SHARE FACTS Looking at details

Time-sharing resorts generate huge amounts of cash but remain a tough sale to consumers. Here's how

NBA ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

76ers 107, Wizards 87 PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Jordan played the last game of his illustrious

GIRARD Company files libel, slander suit

The lawsuit says the Girard mayor's comments are false. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and

GROCERY STORES Prime shelf space comes with a price for products

A Senate probe into slotting fees, which are legal, died from lack of cooperation. MINNEAPOLIS-ST.

PREP SOFTBALL Boardman blanks SVC-rival Harding

The unbeaten Spartans had 21 hits in the 15-0 victory. By PAUL TRGOVAC VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

HOW TO SAVE Money-saving tips from newlyweds

Shrink the guest list. With the reception usually the biggest expense, it's the most obvious place


SATURDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings Pick 3, 5-3-5 Pick 4, 8-3-9-7 Buckeye 5, 2-10-22-25-33

SOFTBALL Ursuline's comeback subdues Mooney

The Irish beat the Cardinals for the first time in six seasons. YOUNGSTOWN -- Trailing 2-0 in the


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Mr. Chris Gibbs5.203.803.60 Another Rocket

SALEM -- Carol Armstrong fondly recalls her childhood spent around horses.

SALEM -- Carol Armstrong fondly recalls her childhood spent around horses. She got her first horse

GREENVILLE, PA. Thiel gift will save operation

The move will save the jobs of some of Greenville's police officers and fire dispatchers.

A price for placement

A price for placement Food companies need more than a good product to get on grocers' shelves.

Disgusting bugs weave magical fabric threads

The process is labor intensive. SCRIPPS HOWARD The unsung hero of the silk industry is the

PIRATES Suppan wins third with Young's help

The Pirates dealt the Mets their seventh loss in eight games with a 6-3 decision. PITTSBURGH (AP)

"If Americans and British are here to destroy the regime and liberate Iraq, we welcome them. But if

Opinion: "If Americans and British are here to destroy the regime and liberate Iraq, we welcome them. But if

TRAPPISTINE QUALITY CANDY Nuns keep the peace by computerizing sales

Seeking prayer and not profits, they've updated their chocolate business. WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) --

Couple refiles lawsuit alleging sexual assault

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Girard couple is suing the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, one of its private


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.75 1.80 Bank One,.84,34.4134.42 Clear Channel,38.22

WOMEN AND RELATIONSHIPS Pitfalls of cohabitation

Women see living together as a steppingstone to marriage, but men usually see it as a test-drive,

IRAQ Freedom gives a boost to spirits Shiites, others renew traditions

COMBINED DISPATCHES From whiskey to religion, Iraqis tasted freedoms denied for years Saturday in

YOUNGSTOWN Veterans to receive posthumous honors

They died of cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF

Fatal-crash sentence

Fatal-crash sentence LISBON -- A Lisbon woman is sentenced to serve four years in prison in the

Feeling tired -- and terrific

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF EAST PALESTINE -- What do you get when you add two running

NEW YORK Saks sticks with its upscale image

Luxury still sells, even in tough economic times. NEWSDAY NEW YORK -- The economy is sputtering,


CLAIMS MANAGEMENT DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Frank Gates Companies' Board of Directors recently promoted

NEW YORK City's smoky bars are no more

New Yorkers are debating whether the smoking ban will hurt or help business. WASHINGTON POST