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McKelvey plans to offer common-sense settlement

The mayor said that even Allied knows the court award is far in excess of the gravel's value. By


TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 4 to

Hubbard school treasurer seeks same post in Salem

SALEM -- Hubbard Schools Treasurer Phillip Butto IV has joined the list of candidates seeking to

FARRELL Police chief gets rousing welcome

The new chief used the occasion to introduce his officers to the community. FARRELL, Pa. -- It's

LISBON Courthouse awaits X-ray equipment

Equipment donation has helped make the long-awaited project a reality. By NORMAN LEIGH

JAMESTOWN, PA. School board approves $7.5M renovation project

Taxes will be raised gradually over a seven-year period to pay for the work. By HAROLD GWIN

Pa. begins effort to replace mercury thermometers

HARRISBURG (AP) -- Pennsylvania officials are asking residents to turn over their old mercury

MERCER COUNTY 31 testify on petition to break with district

A morning snowstorm is believed to have prevented many people from making it to court. By HAROLD

WARREN Residents invited to give views on schools

Officials are waiting to see whether the district will get state aid for construction. WARREN --


POLICE CALLS Summary of police activity for Girard, Liberty and Hubbard: GIRARD Feb. 23

Planning another attack on freedom in name of security

Opinion: Word that the Justice Department has drafted a new, more restrictive, more secretive Patriot Act is

TRUMBULL COUNTY United Way to put out the call for contributions

Campaign organizers did not set a specific goal for this year's event. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS

HELOISE Different colors are the icing on cupcakes

Dear Heloise: Just wanted to let you know that I loved the red velvet cake recipe that was in your

Book gives advice on cosmetic options

Friends say you look tired. You suddenly realize how much you look like your mother -- or

AUSTINTOWN Meetings will tap public's planning ideas

By IAN HILL VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- Township residents have an opportunity to help

Juvenile on house arrest faces charge in girl's rape

The county prosecutor says the boy should be tried as an adult. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

Bill would require resident notification

One victim's family said they had no idea a rapist lived nearby. By MICHELE C. HLADIK VINDICATOR

NILES Federal agents search house, take weapons

A Secret Service agent said there is a chance the weapons could be returned to the man. By SHERRI

PITTSBURGH Earnings increase with Sunday sales

The LCB is allowing Sunday sales of liquor for the first time in 82 years. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The


MEN'S SCORES MONDAY OHIO Horizon League Butler 79, Cleveland St. 75, 2OT TOURNAMENT Ohio

TRUMBULL COUNTY Likely vote on sales tax could avert layoffs

A residents group hopes to force any sales-tax increase onto the November ballot. By STEPHEN SIFF

Health facilities feel budget pinch

A budget squeeze may force some hospitals to limit services. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR

Flocking to the Flying J

With four eateries and a convenience store, the plaza, open 24/7, is an oasis on the interstate.


TODAY 6:30 p.m. (FOXSO) NBA: "Cavs Fast Break." 7 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: South Carolina

Valley settles for crumbs from federal funding pie

Opinion: It's Traficant's fault. That was the reaction locally and in Washington to the news that the

Boardman restaurant to feature barbecue

BOARDMAN -- A new owner has acquired the former Don Pablo's Mexican Kitchen at 6671 South Ave. with

War veto possible, Russia threatens

France said Iraq's decision to destroy missiles proves that U.N. weapons inspections are working.

McDonald defends post

John McDonald believes he is ready for the challenge of Brandon Phillips. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP)

FARRELL Council rejects proposal for office

City officials said the county has failed to provide project details in a timely manner. By HAROLD

Driver pleads innocent in injury to policeman

Driver pleads innocent in injury to policeman WARREN -- A 30-year-old Austintown man pleaded

MENSWEAR Fur flies in the face of freezing temperatures

Fashionable or not, sometimes faux furs make sense. By GREG MORAGO HARTFORD COURANT Who says

Curbstone guest

Curbstone guest Former Youngstown resident Stan Byrdy introduced members of the Curbstone Coaches

Donate blood before vaccine

Giving blood is deferred for at least eight weeks after smallpox inoculation. CLEVELAND -- The

MERCER COUNTY 31 testify on petition to leave district

A morning snowstorm is believed to have prevented many people from making it to court. By HAROLD

A tragic loss, a proud dad

The Brookfield native 'died doing what he loved,' his father said. & lt;a

HUBBARD Police chief will push for new station

A police sergeant who will become Hubbard's new chief says it will be his No. 1 priority. By TIM

Jilted by shop's closing, brides want satisfaction

Proceeds from today's auction will go to the store owners' lenders. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

TRUMBULL COUNTY Departments take a hit under new budget

Commissioners are expected to double the county's sales tax Wednesday. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY

Poland, Salem advance to championship game

Poland defeated Hubbard and Salem ousted Mooney, to set up a rubber match between the MAC rivals.

Ten win openers at state tourney

Several athletes from the area won their consolation matches. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT COLUMBUS

Plan halts layoffs

Housing federal inmates would raise enough money to retain 54 deputies. By BOB JACKSON

Paisley pattern is becoming popular

Reporter finds the paisley tie is very versatile. KNIGHT RIDDER An entire page in this month's

MAHONING COUNTY Online utilities billing is sought

Under Tablack's plan, bills would be submitted online instead of in the mail. By BOB JACKSON

Spartans stop Howland; Bland has 26

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF ALLIANCE -- Arguably the best basketball player in Ohio,

TRANSFER, PA. Pet grooming items and toys expected to add Loomco jobs

The line's pet shampoo bears a label saying it was tested on humans first. THE VINDICATOR,

Squadron deployed

Squadron deployed VIENNA -- Several previously activated members of the Air Force Reserve 910th

GIRARD Council gives OK to lowering height of dam on lake

One councilman pointed out five commercial buildings that have become eyesores. By TIM YOVICH


THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-0-7 Pick 4, 4-3-4-6 Buckeye 5, 3-6-20-

AUSTINTOWN With vote denied, park is on track

Park opponents haven't decided if they will take the elections board to court. By IAN HILL


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Dennis J. Dota Sr., 51, of 3938 Risher Road, Youngstown, and