Here is a sampling of the great pictures that were sent in for this month’s First Class theme, featuring shots from the first day of school.

To see all of the photos we received, visit our website at and click on the Snapz banner in the Features area of the home page. They certainly deserve to go to the head of the class!


No other month is quite as beautiful as October, thanks largely to the brilliant hues of the many types of fall flowers — among the most popular of which is the hardy chrysanthemum.

Send us a photo of your favorite fall flowers for our “Mum’s the Word” feature.

We’ll publish a few of the ones we receive in our Sunday, Nov. 11, edition, and they’ll all be posted on our website at

Here’s how:

Email a large jpeg file to, or mail your picture to:


Attn.: Barb Shaffer, Society/Features Editor

The Vindicator

P.O. Box 780

Youngstown, OH 44501

Don’t forget to include the type of flower pictured and your name and city of residence.

The deadline is Nov. 7.

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