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Melfi will have company in mayoral election

The mayor says he will run on his accomplishments amid a poor economy. & lt;a

YOUNGSTOWN Bridge proposal gets rave reviews

ODOT is considering decorating the bridge with YSU colors and insignia. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

YOUNGSTOWN School board focuses on a few gains

Board members will meet at 5 tonight to consider hiring mental health professionals to work with

I-680 Police plan early patrols

Appearance of road surfaces during the winter can be deceiving, cops say. By PATRICIA MEADE

MIKE PAVLANSKY Coach will let talent talk

The Canfield High football coach will be in charge of the North squad at Ohio's All-Star Classic in


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Orthodox plan to open first school in area

St. Demetrios Church is being considered for the site of the school. & lt;a

Testimony begins in Kos killing trial

Testimony begins in Kos killing trial kA PROSECUTOR told jurors that before Shannon Kos' slaying,

FARRELL Council lowers rate for revolving loans

The city tax collector could be getting a $1,250 increase in pay. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

HELOISE Homemade spice is nice for pumpkin pie

Dear Heloise: Do you know the proportions to mix your own pumpkin-pie spice mix and apple-pie spice

AROUND THE HORN Baseball news and notes

Pirates: Right-hander Pat Mahomes agreed Monday to a minor league contract and was invited to spring

Brush, brush here; sweep, sweep there

Brush, brush here; sweep, sweep there Mahoning Valley residents found themselves clearing away

TEXAS SBC reports drop in earnings

SBC looks to cut jobs and increase employee health-care contributions after earnings drop. DALLAS


REGION Van Fossan works for Select Brands YOUNGSTOWN -- Van Fossan & amp; Associates helped

Sales-tax plan has residents seeing red

Local business owners say they could be adversely affected by the governor's tax proposal. &


YOUNGSTOWN The Vindicator SCHEDULED FOR REPLACEMENT: The Blue Bridge, which carries the Madison

School tops wish list


Township residents will be asked what they like and don't like about their community.

Township residents will be asked what they like and don't like about their community. By IAN HILL

Optometry practice will open at clinic

SHARON, Pa. -- Drs. Paul and Kathleen Freeman of Pittsburgh will open an optometry practice at the

COUDERSPORT, PA. Adelphia founder blasts planned move

Adelphia is leaving its rural hometown for Denver. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- John J. Rigas, for the

Speech does not sway Ryan

Most legislators agreed that the economy needs help, but Iraq is a question mark. STATES NEWS

WEATHERSFIELD Parent of RTI boosts profits

The company president expects 2003 to be another challenging year for the titanium producer and

Devon school is safe, parents are told WARREN -- Parents and school officials heard from

Devon school is safe, parents are told WARREN -- Parents and school officials heard from

Murder trial is in jury's hands

YOUNGSTOWN -- Prosecutors say Freddie Lewis did everything but pull the trigger in the killing of

WEATHER Road officials say manpower and trucks are less than ideal

Main roads and school and hospital zones get salted and cleared first. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

CLASS HIGHLIGHTS | People's law school

Atty. Kathi McNabb-Welsh presented some facts on jury duty in Mahoning County: Once a year, the

AKRON Man sentenced for role in gambling operation

Three others charged in the gambling operation are to be sentenced later this week. By PEGGY

YOUNGSTOWN Murder trial is in jury's hands

The defendant admits being present at the murder but insists he is innocent. By BOB JACKSON

Hubbard considers raising income tax

HUBBARD -- City council is considering placing a half-percent income-tax increase on the ballot to

Police officers arrest 'fugitives of the week'

Officers also arrested a woman at the house on a warrant. YOUNGSTOWN -- Footprints in the snow led

Mother raped in home

Mother raped in home NEW WATERFORD -- A Unity Township woman was raped by a masked man who walked

WEAPONS INSPECTIONS U.N.'s extending probe buys time for U.S. and Iraq

The United Nations is likely to set a mid-February date for the next report. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

MAHONING VALLEY Labor survey indicates a rise in average wage

Business managers and teachers topped the hourly pay list. YOUNGSTOWN -- Workers in the Mahoning

PITTSBURGH Plan to develop area around airport

IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) -- The heads of government in Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties signed an

Mayor says he plans to run for second term in office

FARRELL, Pa. -- Mayor William A. Morocco, 56, said he plans to run for re-election to a second term

YOUNGSTOWN Police crack down on neighborhood burglaries

Officials and residents discussed ways to discourage potential burglars. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

SCHOOL INSURANCE | What it covers

Excess bodily injury that is not covered by insurance and exceeds $25,000, paid to the victim or

The good news that state Department of Education report cards don't reveal:

The good news that state Department of Education report cards don't reveal: Although the district

TAC race heats up

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF HUBBARD -- The Girard High girls basketball team threw

NHL ROUNDUP | Monday's games

Predators 5, Sabres 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Vitali Yachmenev and Rem Murray scored 58 seconds apart in


INSIDE ON C3 XMarty Mornhinweg was fired after winning only five games in two years with the

BEAVER TOWNSHIP Proposed changes stall development

The modifications have changed the original plan significantly, the planners said. BY VIRGINIA

UNITED AIRLINES Job cuts and new pay structure proposed for attendants, pilots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE United Airlines plans to thin its pilot and flight attendant ranks by up to 25

Salem captures share of MAC lead

The Quakers, with help from Canfield on Wednesday, defeated Howland, 49-46, and share the lead with

SHARON Span builder will face fines

A detailed corrective action plan is to be given to the county Wednesday. By HAROLD GWIN

BOARDMAN Residents get a lesson in state law

If you're getting married or divorced, or have to go to court, this course is helpful By JULIE A.

MAHONING COUNTY Group's report on foreclosure reform nears

The task force is looking for ways to cut the time and expense of the process. YOUNGSTOWN --

WARREN Judge: Man convicted of rape isn't predator

The defendant could face up to 89 years in prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


MONDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES CAVALIERS 104 CLIPPERS 100 L.A. CLIPPERS (100) -- Richardson 7-14 3-4 20,

Associated Press

Associated Press SPEECH: President Bush delivers his State of the Union address before a joint

YOUNGSTOWN CIC mulls options for expiring grant

The county is expected to make a decision on proposals for the appeals court in about a month. By

Grandparents of Catholic schoolchildren across the Mahoning Valley will be spending time this week

Grandparents of Catholic schoolchildren across the Mahoning Valley will be spending time this week

WALT DISNEY CO. Eisner gets bonus despite criticism

Disney's CEO got a $5 million bonus for preparing a comeback. LOS ANGELES TIMES LOS ANGELES --

ROUNDUP | Women's Top 25

No. 7 North Carolina 83, Maryland 82 COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Coretta Brown hit a driving layup at the

WEATHER Snow raises road-care issues

Main roads and school and hospital zones get salted and cleared first. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

NILES Officers get pay, will end lawsuit

The officer said payment was received in full this past weekend. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS

SALEM SCHOOLS Board narrows treasurer job duties

The change in job description has nothing to do with the former treasurer's handling of the job, an

MAHONING COUNTY Two judges sue for funding

The action was filed in the Ohio Supreme Court. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

Officials propose training center

The training center for law-enforcement and emergency agencies could include an airstrip and a

Sharon man sentenced

Sharon man sentenced PITTSBURGH -- Nathaniel Howard, 30, of East State Street, Sharon, has been

YOUNGSTOWN Ohio: Easy for getting fake ID?

The INS said aliens have a right to a deportation hearing and bond. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

GIRARD Council, Corps at odds on dam

The Corps of Engineers has given the city 45 days to respond to its suggestion. By TIM YOVICH


AGENDA THURSDAY Western Reserve Transit Authority Board of Trustees, 3 p.m., 604 Mahoning Ave.,


LOCAL Game change NORTH LIMA -- The South Range High girls basketball game against McDonald,


Still a mystery: The disappearance of Raiders All-Pro center Barret Robbins before the Super Bowl

The Vindicator

The Vindicator PENSIVE MOMENT: Parker McHenry of Austintown pauses before answering a question

20/20-AUSTINTOWN Public meetings

Public meetings will be at separate locations Thursday and next Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The

SHARON Group plans to take over grant application

SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon Industrial Development Authority will meet at 6 p.m. today to take over the

Municipal utilities offer low-priced telecom links

Not surprisingly, big phone and cable companies want to block public utilities from providing these


MORE REACTION CONGRESSIONAL REACTION: The president's speech failed to sway Rep. Tim Ryan on the

BILL ORDINE The lure of the time share

A stroll along the Las Vegas Strip has always meant running a gantlet of the siren call of "loose"

NBA ROUNDUP | Monday's games

Pacers 102, Heat 95 MIAMI -- Reggie Miller sank a 3-pointer with 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining to


REACTION News Contacts The Vindicator asked some of its News Contacts how they rated President


BASKETBALL Lakeview tournament -- for girls in grades 5 and 6 will be Feb. 27-28 and March 1.