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Faces of joy: Canfield students enjoy annual Special Needs Party

Boaz Reigstad, left, gets an assist from John Vitto, Canfield schools director of special education and gifted services, during the 23rd annual Special Needs Party on Friday afternoon at Amron Lanes.

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Girard celebrates football team’s accomplishments

The Indians received medals for making school history.

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Lions Club treats special-needs kids with Christmas gifts

The Lions Club’s outreach is especially important for many of the students, because their families are struggling financially, so they often can’t afford to buy gifts or enjoy meals at home, observed Allyson Morici, who, along with Sarah Such, teaches in Chaney High’s multiple-disabilities unit with 14 students in grades nine through 12.

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Program aims to change world through Columbine victim's writings

Chris Mowery, left, and Courtney Angelo, fourth-grade teacher at Youngstown Wilson Elementary School, discuss the Rachel’s Challenge program, which was being presented at Wilson Tuesday evening.

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Girard’s magical run ends

Girard kicker Bailey McDermott gets a hug from Alexis Funaro after the Division IV state championship game against Cincinnati Wyoming in Canton on Saturday.

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Students prepare split peas in Second Harvest food challenge

Split peas don’t fly off the shelves of Center Intermediate School’s food pantry, but that might change now that kids know how to cook them.

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Fans cheer Girard team on to Canton

Girard wide receiver Dom Kendra hangs out a window of the school bus bound for Canton where the team plays today for the Division IV state championship. The community gathered Friday to give the players a send-off at the high school.

Boardman seeks to make township more walkable

Only 25 percent of the township’s roads have sidewalks.

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Community rallies as Girard team heads to state

Jacob Shaffer pulls a hoodie off the print machine at Knightline Embroidery. More than 700 shirts and hoodies have already been sold ahead of Saturday’s Division IV state championship game.

Boardman students learn how to “Stop the Bleed”

Nearly 200 Boardman High School students received the training credited with saving three lives in the aftermath of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.

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Stars of ‘Fixer Upper’ help teenager get dream started

Chip Gaines, left, formerly of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” Zachary Jones, Zachary’s father, Michael Jones, and Joanna Gaines, co-star of the show, pose as Zachary receives a check for $8,906. He was selected as a finalist for Chipstarter, a video contest in which Chip Gaines promised to help selected candidates’ dreams come true.

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4th-graders learn flag etiquette

Joshua Dixon Elementary fourth-grader Daysie Alvedo holds a flag as part of a flag-etiquette program Thursday morning put on by the American Legion.

YSU’s MathFest teaches math outside of the classroom

High school students from Northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania came together for Youngstown State University’s annual MathFest

Hubbard schools welcomes first school resource officer

Bob Thompson, a sergeant with the Hubbard Police Department, started his full-time position at the schools this month.

Author to lecture on immigration

Alan Kraut, an award-winning author, professor and immigration expert, will present a free lecture titled “‘Abnormally Twisted’ and ‘Unassimilable’: Anti-Semitic Nativism in an Era of Immigration Restriction, 1890-1924” at 11:45 a.m. Friday in the Witherspoon Rooms of Westminster College’s McKelvey Campus Center.