“We used all local labor for the repairs. We try to use local sources whenever

“We used all local labor for the repairs. We try to use local sources whenever possible.”

Karen Rockenstein, secretary for Volant Community Development Corporation. The Volant mill had shut down in the 1960s and was vacant for about 20 years before being opened in the 1980s as the mercantile store it still is today.

“It’s like making soup. In the adult system, everything from water to beef to vegetables is added. In the juvenile system, it goes through a strainer. The idea is to go into the intake process and prevent them from becoming officially part of the system.”

Anthony D’Apolito, Mahoning County’s juvenile court administrator. Of the 1,105 young people referred to the county juvenile justice system in 2011, about half were diverted to juvenile programs, and half were referred to prosecutors, who then decided if a case should be pursued or sent back to diversion programs meant to keep youths out of the system.

“Finally, they will get what they deserved. They really believed in this and believed that they were wronged.”

Carla Tricarichi, a lawyer who has represented railroad workers since the 1980s. A lawsuit in Ohio over benefits for railroad workers may be coming to an end after 43 years with the awarding of $14.7 million to a group of Cleveland workers that now has only two surviving members. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle in Philadelphia ruled last month in the case involving the former Penn Central Railroad.

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