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FESTIVAL FINALE: A highlight of the 2009 Greater Youngstown Italian Fest was the selection of a festival queen. Those participating in the pageant and competing for the honor had to be of Italian descent and were judged on their talent, on their speech and as they modeled gowns. Pictured are, from left, Karla Ross; Angela Morris; Ashley Slavens; Erika D’Alesio; Candace Campana, 2008 queen; Michelle Sergi, second runner-up for 2009; Liana DeFuria, first runner-up for 2009; Gina Cappuccio; Victoria Diana; and Lisa Dolasinski, queen of the 2009 festival.

Special to The Vindicator FESTIVAL FINALE: A highlight of the ...

Special to The Vindicator FESTIVAL FINALE: A highlight of the 2009 Greater Youngstown Italian Fest was the selection of a festival queen. Those participating in the pageant and competing for the honor had to be ...


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WELCOMED: After the Aug. 3 meeting of Austintown Growth Foundation, from left, Tim Kelty, chairman of Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame; David Ditzler, foundation president; and Vincent S. Colaluca, new superintendent of Austintown Local School District, enjoyed time together. Colaluca spoke of the new middle school, which has changed the academic advantages for students with modern methods of teaching, and of future plans for the school district. Kelty, who was instrumental in starting the Athletic Hall of Fame in Austintown, announced that inductees will be introduced Sept. 25 before the game and honored at a dinner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center; cost is $60.

Special to The Vindicator WELCOMED: After the Aug. 3 meeting ...

Special to The Vindicator WELCOMED: After the Aug. 3 meeting of Austintown Growth Foundation, from left, Tim Kelty, chairman of Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame; David Ditzler, foundation president; and Vincent S. Colaluca, new superintendent ...


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Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled from Congress since the Civil War, Traficant opened his second defense this week against official misconduct.  He was convicted in court of bribery, tax evasion and racketeering charges

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill Monday, July ...

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled from Congress since the ...


Congressman James A. Traficant leaves the federal courthouse in Cleveland following the reading of his verdict.  Guilty on all 10 counts was the decision made by the 12 jurors after a ten week trail and 24 hours of deliberation.

Congressman James A. Traficant leaves the federal courthouse in Cleveland ...

Congressman James A. Traficant leaves the federal courthouse in Cleveland following the reading of his verdict. Guilty on all 10 counts was the decision made by the 12 jurors after a ten week trail and ...


Congressman James A Traficnat leaves the federal courthouse in clevleand following the reading of h is verdict.  Guilty on all 10 counts was the decision made by the 12 jurors after a ten week trail and 27 hours of deliberation.

Congressman James A Traficnat leaves the federal courthouse in clevleand ...

Congressman James A Traficnat leaves the federal courthouse in clevleand following the reading of h is verdict. Guilty on all 10 counts was the decision made by the 12 jurors after a ten week trail ...


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that the Justice Department has targeted him for years and forced a jury to convict him of fraud, bribery and tax evasion.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, ...

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the ...


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Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled from Congress since the Civil War, Traficant opens his second defense this week against the bribery, tax evasion and racketeering charges he was convicted of in court.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, ...

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled from Congress ...


Jim Traficant ducks under media cables while leaving federal court April 4, 2002, after being found guilty.

Jim Traficant ducks under media cables while leaving federal court ...

Jim Traficant ducks under media cables while leaving federal court April 4, 2002, after being found guilty.


SOCCER - Joe Bundy (pushing) directs Rocky Maiorca to a goal Sunday afternoon. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

SOCCER - Joe Bundy (pushing) directs Rocky Maiorca to a ...

SOCCER - Joe Bundy (pushing) directs Rocky Maiorca to a goal Sunday afternoon. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


Traficant, 60 at the time, who was convicted of  racketeering, bribery, kickbacks and fraud is scheduled to face his Capitol Hill colleagues July 15, 2002 who will determine if he becomes the second congressman since the Civil War to be forcibly removed from office.

Traficant, 60 at the time, who was convicted of racketeering, ...

Traficant, 60 at the time, who was convicted of racketeering, bribery, kickbacks and fraud is scheduled to face his Capitol Hill colleagues July 15, 2002 who will determine if he becomes the second congressman since ...


Empty chairs for members of Congress and prospective witnesses are seen behind Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 prior to a House Ethics Committee hearing. Traficant told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that he was innocent of the fraud, bribery and tax evasion that a jury convicted him of, and that he is being persecuted by the Justice Department.

Empty chairs for members of Congress and prospective witnesses are ...

Empty chairs for members of Congress and prospective witnesses are seen behind Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 prior to a House Ethics Committee hearing. Traficant told a ...


Jim Traficant's mug shot dated May, 11, 2001.

Jim Traficant's mug shot dated May, 11, 2001.

Jim Traficant's mug shot dated May, 11, 2001.


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 to testify before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled from Congress since the Civil War, Traficant opens his second defense this week against the bribery, tax evasion and racketeering charges he was convicted of in court.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, ...

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 to testify before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled ...


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that the Justice Department has targeted him for years and forced a jury to convict him of fraud, bribery and tax evasion.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, ...

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the ...