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B & amp;O STATION Web site announces restaurant's closing

The owners bought the old rail station from the city for $50,000. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

SOUTH SIDE Parks panel weighs playground request

The park board asked the group to submit a detailed list of fixes. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

DOWNTOWN ARENA Board OKs payment for overrun

Poor coordination left the site short of two required fire hydrants. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

House-proud in 'new suburb'

By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- To Rufus Hudson, the 82 new low- and

DOWNTOWN White lights, big city feel are goals for Federal Street

The new Federal Street is expected to offer free two-hour parking. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

GOVERNMENT Youngstown voters to decide on changes to the city's charter

A group of citizens is urging people to vote against two charter amendments. By ROGER G. SMITH

Crews to dig tunnel for large sewer pipe

Nearly half the project cost, about $1.8 million, is to dig the tunnel. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

MAHONING COUNTY Council OKs break for metal fabricator

Council deferred action on an increase in fees charged for police-ordered towing. By ROGER G.

MIDLOTHIAN BOULEVARD Commission not in favor of antique shop

There was concern about a less-desirable business moving in. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

HOMICIDE REDUCTION White commends city for achievement

The U.S. attorney said he senses a commitment and a mission in the city. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

Pittsburgh tour shows how old, new blend

The Pittsburgh neighborhoods have everything to do with the future of Youngstown. By ROGER G.

WICK NEIGHBORS Pittsburgh tour shows how old, new blend

The Pittsburgh neighborhoods have everything to do with the future of Youngstown. By ROGER G.

Keeping up the pressure for peace

The chairman of the task force praised a U.S. attorney for reducing gun violence. By ROGER G.

MUNICIPAL UTILITY Power play by city gets a plug

The city likely will do the study even if streetlight costs don't spike. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

CITY COUNCIL Panel recommends increase in towing fees

The committee chairman cited increased fuel prices and employee costs. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

CONSTRUCTION Minority hiring discussed

At issue is the amount of work being done by minority-owned companies. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

MAHONING COUNTY Bridge ends rough ride getting to Ohio Works

The new bridge provides a more direct link to Interstates 80 and 680. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

City denies sewer causes wet yards

The city says Mother Nature, not a sewer project, is causing the problems. By ROGER G. SMITH

MAHONING COUNTY Council approves loan for steel company

The grant is to help pay the costs of moving the equipment. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

TAX ABATEMENTS Panels propose business-school relationships

School construction permit fees and a central stadium were topics. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

TAX ABATEMENTS Discussion topic: companies that fail to meet hiring goals

The review board commended nine companies for exceeding their goals. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

SENATE CAMPAIGN Fingerhut blasts Voinovich tax policy

Fingerhut calls the national economy a 'big fiscal mess.' By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

WENDELIN HOUSE INC. Company plans to buy building in city

The galvanized steel product company pays an average of $36,000 per year. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

POLICE CONTRACT Arbitrator gives raise to patrol officers

The union agreed to start contributing toward health-insurance costs. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

SMOKY HOLLOW Development group hires a consultant

Wick Neighbors has raised about $300,000 to start making its plans a reality. By ROGER G. SMITH

YOUNGSTOWN CLUB New York firefighters visit in support of Bush

Mayor George McKelvey shares the New York firefighters' reasoning for supporting Bush. By ROGER G.

In new senior complex, both the apartments and silence are golden

The complex marks the first progress in the $20 million neighborhood overhaul. By ROGER G. SMITH

Forum at YSU puts focus on racism in city

A few people -- black and white -- said the city needs a mayor for all. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

DOWNTOWN ARENA Structural steel, concrete pacts are next

A local company seems in line for the million-dollar concrete contract. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

Forum to focus on racial issues

The aim is to start talking about race and its role in a stable community. By ROGER G. SMITH

Group to protest the city's lack of action

Eleven houses on the street have been demolished in the past three years. By ROGER G. SMITH

DOWNTOWN CIVIC CENTER Youngstown overcomes obstacle in arena bids

A company agreed to accept only the paving and demolition contracts. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

Term limits removed from ballot

Voters likely will see the term-limit item on next year's primary ballot. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

DOWNTOWN ARENA City faces trouble spots with bids

The city is left with no paving proposals if it awards separate contracts. By ROGER G. SMITH

DOWNTOWN STREET FESTIVAL Pig Iron arts foundation hopes event will be annual

Music and dance performances and art will be on display. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

DOWNTOWN PARKING Board OKs demolition for lot

Demand remains for parking downtown near city hall, the developer said. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

POLITICS Boles: 'I don't plan to just die'

Despite his criminal record, the ex-councilman couldn't stay out of public life. By ROGER G. SMITH

DOWNTOWN BRIDGE After delay, demolition to start

The length of the delay is nowhere near the length of the project's history. By ROGER G. SMITH

After delay, demolition to proceed

The length of the delay is nowhere near the length of the project's history. By ROGER G. SMITH

YOUNGSTOWN 2010 Planners move on to next phase

The 2010 plan is to reflect the priorities expressed by neighborhood residents. By ROGER G. SMITH

DOWNTOWN PROJECT Youngstown OKs contract with arena site liaison

The liaison is to monitor the builder and developer for city administration. By ROGER G. SMITH

Trio shapes development plans

The council presidents hope other local government leaders will join in. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

MAHONING VALLEY Trio shapes development plans

The council presidents hope other local government leaders will join in. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

CITY COUNCIL Member calls for clerk's firing

The council member said there is no good reason for the unpaid items. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

SOUTH SIDE Joint effort to build play area

The playground effort follows the cooperative theme of Youngstown 2010. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

FIFTH AVENUE Boulevard will get makeover

The city forester will plant the trees on the boulevard. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER

CITY HIGH SCHOOLS Central stadium idea draws lots of fans

Envisioned is a privately funded, 8,000-seat, $5.5 million stadium. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

Central stadium idea draws lots of fans

Envisioned is a privately funded, 8,000-seat, $5.5 million stadium. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

Council OKs 3 proposals

One item abolishes council aides and passes the annual salaries to members. By ROGER G. SMITH

WEST SIDE Decaying waste odor puts residents in rotten mood

The dumping fight is frustrating because it's not the tidy neighborhood's first. By ROGER G. SMITH

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