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Columbiana welcomes Santa Claus and friends

Organizers said Saturday’s cold weather kept some people from participating. 1Top it off with

When clowns gather, it’s serious business

Clowns invest considerable time, effort and money into making themselves the best they can be.


YSU team helps raise funds, awareness The first-time organizer said she’ll get an earlier start

Meal raises funds for 9/11 project

Organizers say they still need to raise about $40,000 to complete the project. YOUNGSTOWN —

Heart Walk focuses on living

Participants walked to raise money and awareness for heart disease research. YOUNGSTOWN — Just

Sword swallowers work on edge

The Cincinnati-area man said performances like the one he gave Saturday are a dying art.

Powwow regalia: a real deal

Participants said they’ll travel far several times a year, in the name of pride and preservation.

Free health screenings draw hundreds to Guard event

Visitors were welcome at the free health-screening event, regardless of income. YOUNGSTOWN —

Local event benefits epilepsy research

Officials are optimistic they’ll top last year’s collection of more than $10,000 in donations.

PULLING THEIR WEIGHT Horses, teamsters and fans enjoy Trumbull fair show

Horse-pull enthusiasts say they’re in it because they love and respect the animals, not for the

Former students think of old times

One visitor to the campus recalled a time when classes were held in military barracks.

YSU nabs JUCO transfers, Cle. VASJ standout Ward

Each of the junior college players has two years left. YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State men’s

Iraqis are flocking to revitalized Baghdad Zoo

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Families stroll the park’s sidewalks and picnic in the shade as laughing


REGION FedEx official to speak at Athena Award dinner YOUNGSTOWN — Virginia C. Albanese,

After losing job, ex-mayor in dognap scandal loses dog

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A custody case that wrecked a small-town south Texas mayor’s political career

Joke items tickle the fancy of many fans

Jokes spread quickly today via the Internet or television, and satire can be found in comic strips,

Salem Community Hospital and Salem Community Centerwill co-sponsor an AARP 55-Alive Driver Safety

Salem Community Hospital and Salem Community Centerwill co-sponsor an AARP 55-Alive Driver Safety


700s Amron — Jim Seabrook (727) Fred Carlier (715) in Hively’s Sportsman; Jason Keyes (760)


VETERANS Tri-State Marines YOUNGSTOWN — The Tri-State Marine Detachment of the Marine Corps

To unwind, many go fly a kite

Kites ranged from very high to very low in price and covered every color of the rainbow.


55-PLUS X A meeting of the 55-Plus Seniors of Mineral Ridge will take place at 12:30 p.m. May 6 at

On your own? Build basic tool kit

It’s that pomp-and-circumstance, tassel-turning time of year that for many means one thing: flying

Robotic vigilante: ‘Bum Bot’ on patrol in Atlanta

Neighborhood activists are up in arms over the security robot. ATLANTA (AP) — Cars passing

Crestview alumni plan hall of fame

The first inductees will be announced in May 2008. NEW WATERFORD — Call them Rebels with a

Enjoy happiness, speaker urges YSU grads

The student speaker encouraged graduates to savor each moment along the way to realizing their

Enjoy happiness, speaker urges YSU grads

YOUNGSTOWN — Quoting Kermit the Frog might not seem like a typical thing to do when addressing a

Canfield grads learn life lessons

Speakers encouraged the graduates to dream big, pursue those dreams and still savor the moment.

’07 class departs on varied life paths

Graduates said they’ll miss the friendships they forged over the past four years. YOUNGSTOWN —

Remembering loved ones

Principal William Young said the garden should prompt youths to consider their future, as well as

Fire destroys store in Columbiana

By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT COLUMBIANA -- Vince Vivo could barely shake his head as

Owner expects drag strip to sell soon

Some prospective buyers flashed big money but refused to put it on the table. By BOB JACKSON

Housing spurt slows but goes on

The surge hasn't led to more business for downtown shops. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

EAST PALESTINE City sees results from property tax breaks

By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER EAST PALESTINE -- A property tax-break program the city

SOUTH RANGE Schools question tax break for store

School district lawyers are questioning the propriety of the tax incentive deal. By BOB JACKSON

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Officials anticipate move into old school

The school district already has agreed to sell the building to the township. By BOB JACKSON

Salem man convicted of murder

Shane Mitchell faces a maximum sentence of 30 years to life in prison. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

COLUMBIANA SEWAGE Plant renovation nears completion

Construction should be finished next month but the plant is already online. By BOB JACKSON

CITY DEVELOPMENT Official encourages long-range planning

Leaders want to ensure that the city's infrastructure can support growth. By BOB JACKSON

POLICE Growing force focuses on details

Trustees say having Goshen patrol expand into Green Township worked out well. By BOB JACKSON

Project aims to alleviate flooding

Heavy rains into the creek flooded the treatment facility three times last year. By BOB JACKSON

COLUMBIANA Annual street fair gets under way with parade

Fair weekend is like a homecoming in Columbiana, the manager says. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Playground named for man tries to reach out to families


Leetonia teachers' new contract includes raises and concessions

By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LEETONIA -- The village school board and its teachers

3 streets, bridge receive attention

The city agreed to improve the streets when it bought an old school building. By BOB JACKSON

SPRINGFIELD TWP. Sewer system delayed by road work

The goal is to do the sewer and intersection improvement jobs at the same time. By BOB JACKSON

Police arrest 12 in crackdown

At least two of the juveniles had been arrested before for vandalizing churches. By BOB JACKSON

Work on road winds down

The road should be reopened in about two weeks. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

MAHONING COUNTY Canfield Road man facing charges related to shooting

A woman was shot in the arm while trying to help her son and his girlfriend. By BOB JACKSON

Impose sales tax, deputies urge

Commissioners said if they imposed the tax, voters would remove it again. By BOB JACKSON

MAHONING COUNTY Impose sales tax, deputies urge

Commissioners said if they imposed the tax, voters would remove it again. By BOB JACKSON


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