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YOUNGSTOWN Sewage backup angers residents

Most city sewers carry domestic waste, but are designed to take on storm water during heavy rains.

YOUNGSTOWN Honk, if you like the mess

They can shake tree branches with their beaks to get apples. One even walked from door to door to

Topless tanner says she's legal

A Struthers woman says the weather, not the law, is the main thing keeping her from sunbathing

CAMPBELL Police station receives first face-lift since 1972

Officials plan about $12,000 in renovations to the department this year. By PAUL WHEATLEY

STRUTHERS SCHOOLS Construction stays in family

Construction officials hope to finish the elementary school by July 2002. By PAUL WHEATLEY

By PAUL WHEATLEY

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- About 390 students graduated from

Singing quartets' praises

The hall of fame spans a century of barbershop quartet history. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR

STRUTHERS Racing to help boy

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER STRUTHERS -- June Baker met her neighbors, the

STRUTHERS City won't pay legal bills for police captain

The mayor says bad bookkeeping by the police chief caused the misunderstanding. By PAUL WHEATLEY

STRUTHERS New eatery to open

The restaurant will serve a variety of cuisine from Mediterranean to Cajun. By PAUL WHEATLEY

LOWELLVILLE BFI deal leads to stormy meeting

The village will get $180,000 over five years from the pact. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

STRUTHERS Police captain sues city for not defending him

The original suit claims the officers told Kaufmann's workers they were required to turn over the

Valley driver breaks barrier at race

Boys from Michigan, New York and California won division championships at the competition in Akron.

Netting speeders on I-680

Police have clocked drivers going as fast as 91 mph. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

An estimated 300 million shipments of hazardous materials take place in the United States each year.

An estimated 300 million shipments of hazardous materials take place in the United States each year.

MAHONING VALLEY Train preparations include spill drill

An estimated 300 million shipments of hazardous materials are made in the United States each year.

COLON CASE Second gag order angers girl's family

A family friend called the order asinine. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN

YOUNGSTOWN Companies sue city to get compensation

A city statute limits local towing charges to $30 for government-related tows and gives $10 of that

LOWELLVILLE School work set to begin

The future of the old high school is uncertain. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

MAHONING RIVER Deformed fish tied to pollution

The study found Mahoning River sport-fish populations increasing, but bottom-feeding species

LOWELLVILLE Dispute over BFI divides officials

The mayor suggested BFI could provide free or cut-rate trash collection for village residents. By

STRUTHERS Officials to inspect complex

The owner said she has sought public funds to clean up her building. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR

STRUTHERS Apts. promptprotest

The building, located on Spring Street, is leaving neighbors feeling down in the dumps. By PAUL

GREATER YOUNGSTOWN AREA SOAPBOX DERBY Girls cruise to victory

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Girls reigned over this year's Greater

MAHONING COUNTY Permits can be key to safety, area heating board urges

Without official oversight, homeowners are at the mercy of contractors, board members say. By PAUL

Derby day in the city

Some 84 drivers took part in the race, which took place on Youngstown's North Side. By PAUL

YOUNGSTOWN Police squad takes to streets on specially equipped bikes

The city's first bike patrol should hit the streets this weekend. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR

YOUNGSTOWN Derby champion: Race changed life

Nearly 90 drivers have entered this year's Soap Box Derby. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

As school closes, fond memories found

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER STRUTHERS -- Matron Judy Denmead has tidied up Lyon

STRUTHERS As school closes, fond memories found in graffiti

A new elementary school will open in September 2002. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN Man is sentenced for illegal dumping

He must clean up his own mess and spend 10 hours cleaning up after others. By PAUL WHEATLEY

District awaits new buildings

A concrete section from the current high school will become an archway at the new school. By PAUL

STRUTHERS Staff at school backs principal

Michael Orenic still contends the mayor should have kept a contentious message to himself. By PAUL

A stormy relationship

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LOWELLVILLE -- A little more than a month after a

CAMPBELL Quality of water brings complaints

The mayor says the water's quality has improved and should be back to 100 percent shortly. By PAUL

CAMPBELL Seeing red: Woman says signal is too quick

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER CAMPBELL -- City officials declared the intersection of

STRUTHERS On the air, council president apologizes to Mayor Mamula

The council president said he didn't know about the interview until he heard it at work. By PAUL

STRUTHERS Council president is sorry -- sort of

Council president and the mayor are both praying in their own way. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR

WARREN SCHOOLS Alumni to be hall-of-famers

The hall of fame is seeking more nominations to locate successful graduates. By PAUL WHEATLEY

Political dispute in Struthers turns personal on voice mail

The mayor said he made a mistake endorsing Orenic four years ago. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR

CAMPBELL Bond set at $3.5M in abduction

Police are looking for another suspect in the kidnapping case. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

CAMPBELL Officials discuss center, store

City officials see a new supermarket and community center in their future. By PAUL WHEATLEY

Racing enthusiasts look for tips at clinic

By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER AUSTINTOWN -- Dan Medvec knows Soap Box Derby racing.

STRUTHERS In 2002, Aut Mori Grotto Circus will move to a tent at stadium

Events linked to the circus help raise about $19,000 for the Struthers Band Boosters. By PAUL

CAMPBELL Students find tiny computers incredibly handy devices

Students can use the handheld computers to take classroom notes or monitor stock prices. By PAUL

LOWELLVILLE Residents, officials assess damage from tornado

Officials say the damage was four miles long. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN Officers aim to clean up city -- literally

Organizers hope to continue the program through next year. By PAUL WHEATLEY VINDICATOR STAFF

MAHONING VALLEY Educating youths about STDs

Students say they want more information on the lesser-known diseases. By PAUL WHEATLEY

CAMPBELL Lawsuits threaten city budget

City officials will pursue delinquent taxes to bring in more revenue. By PAUL WHEATLEY

STRUTHERS $6.6 million budget gets city council nod

A new firetruck and dump truck could be among the city's purchases this year. By PAUL WHEATLEY

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