Junior Fair Board:hard-working kids
THE CANFIELD FAIR began days earlier for the Junior Fair Board than it did for the rest of us. For us, it started Wednesday, and all we had to do was get in our cars and drive there. For the fair board though, it started Aug. 19 with setup, and the 45 members had to do a lot more. And after we all go home on Labor Day, the fair board will still be at work. Above, Hank Marsilio, of Canfield, moves his 1910 Reeves coal steam tractor.
Payment due onvoting machines
THOMAS MCCABE, Mahoning County Board of Elections director, has a list of questions written on a marker board above his desk for the board's voting machine vendor. Problem is, he can't get them answered because the company hasn't been paid about $450,000 for voting machines and maintenance agreements.
THE OWNER of Austintown's Patriot Seating Co. says he is hiring only veterans as production workers as a tribute to his brother, a former Marine who was wounded in the Vietnam War.
Churches fill nicheon mean streets
IN THOSE FAMOUS first six days, God made a lot of important things, but there is not a word in Genesis about his creating storefront churches. Yet here they are, brightening otherwise bleak stretches of cities and some suburbs, areas that are often referred to -- by cops, residents, activists, developers and reformers -- as Godforsaken.
THE OLD Stambaugh School on Donald Avenue in Youngstown is getting a new life. It's been reborn as Stambaugh Charter Academy, thanks to a $4.5 million renovation that makes the interior of the 90-year-old building look new.
Clarett trial update
DEFENSE ATTORNEYS want a public opinion poll to determine if an impartial jury can be seated for Maurice Clarett's robbery trial later this month.