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A LIFE CUT SHORT: Ryan McDonald's life came to an abrupt end Thursday when he was fatally shot by classmate Jamar Siler in the cafeteria of Knoxville Central High School. Friends and family say the 15-year-old's intimidating manner was just an act that hid a truly generous and funny teenager.

A LIFE CUT SHORT: Ryan McDonald's life came to an ...

A LIFE CUT SHORT: Ryan McDonald's life came to an abrupt end Thursday when he was fatally shot by classmate Jamar Siler in the cafeteria of Knoxville Central High School. Friends and family say the ...


Terry Pinkerton (right) of St Mary's West Va and his team of draft ponies compete in Pig Iron Derby at the Canfield Fair Saturday. wd lewis

Terry Pinkerton (right) of St Mary's West Va and his ...

Terry Pinkerton (right) of St Mary's West Va and his team of draft ponies compete in Pig Iron Derby at the Canfield Fair Saturday. wd lewis


David Ditzler of Austintown at Ballys Casino after a Pavlik fight.

David Ditzler of Austintown at Ballys Casino after a Pavlik ...

David Ditzler of Austintown at Ballys Casino after a Pavlik fight.


Moving in: Deanna Goulden of Massillion helps neice Erika Smeyers, 18, of Massillion move a couch into her dorm. YSU Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.

Moving in: Deanna Goulden of Massillion helps neice Erika Smeyers, ...

Moving in: Deanna Goulden of Massillion helps neice Erika Smeyers, 18, of Massillion move a couch into her dorm. YSU Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.


USING HIS HEAD: Robby Fox (8) defends Mooney's goal against Perrysburg's Matt Smith (6) and Karter Sell during the first half of Saturday's game at Valley Sports in Struthers. Mooney won, 301.

USING HIS HEAD: Robby Fox (8) defends Mooney's goal against ...

USING HIS HEAD: Robby Fox (8) defends Mooney's goal against Perrysburg's Matt Smith (6) and Karter Sell during the first half of Saturday's game at Valley Sports in Struthers. Mooney won, 301.


Christopher Schade

Christopher Schade

Christopher Schade


Travis Fessler, 35, plays with fire at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.

Travis Fessler, 35, plays with fire at the North side ...

Travis Fessler, 35, plays with fire at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.


Lisa Ekiert

Lisa Ekiert

Lisa Ekiert


Travon Tinsley, 4, of Youngstown on the swing at Community Day at the Rockford Village in Youngstown Saturday, August 23, 2008.

Travon Tinsley, 4, of Youngstown on the swing at Community ...

Travon Tinsley, 4, of Youngstown on the swing at Community Day at the Rockford Village in Youngstown Saturday, August 23, 2008.


Travis Gysegem

Travis Gysegem

Travis Gysegem


NOT IN TIME: State College's Butch Biela beats the tag of Robbie Alcombrack Sunday at Eastwood Field.

NOT IN TIME: State College's Butch Biela beats the tag ...

NOT IN TIME: State College's Butch Biela beats the tag of Robbie Alcombrack Sunday at Eastwood Field.


L-R Teasia Lambert, 11, of Youngstown; Kevin Maghan, 9, of Youngstown Travon Tinsley, 4, of Youngstown and Tamiara Branch, 11, of Youngstown at Community Day at the Rockford Village in Youngstown Saturday, August 23, 2008.

L-R Teasia Lambert, 11, of Youngstown; Kevin Maghan, 9, of ...

L-R Teasia Lambert, 11, of Youngstown; Kevin Maghan, 9, of Youngstown Travon Tinsley, 4, of Youngstown and Tamiara Branch, 11, of Youngstown at Community Day at the Rockford Village in Youngstown Saturday, August 23, 2008.


Sevcik

Sevcik

Sevcik


Jake Peterson

Jake Peterson

Jake Peterson


Brian Terlesky, 8, of Boardman practices putting at his home. Brain has been playing golf since he was 4-years-old and dreams of playing with Tiger Woods one day.

Brian Terlesky, 8, of Boardman practices putting at his home. ...

Brian Terlesky, 8, of Boardman practices putting at his home. Brain has been playing golf since he was 4-years-old and dreams of playing with Tiger Woods one day.


ONLINE: Gregory Wedin, a coach at the Post 290 Career Center in vienna, and manager Joann Stevens check out one of the Internet-based programs for Ohio veterans.

ONLINE: Gregory Wedin, a coach at the Post 290 Career ...

ONLINE: Gregory Wedin, a coach at the Post 290 Career Center in vienna, and manager Joann Stevens check out one of the Internet-based programs for Ohio veterans.


Christ Michelakis

Christ Michelakis

Christ Michelakis


Aiyna Moore, 3, of Youngstown in the ballpit at Community Day at the Rockford Village in Youngstown Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.

Aiyna Moore, 3, of Youngstown in the ballpit at Community ...

Aiyna Moore, 3, of Youngstown in the ballpit at Community Day at the Rockford Village in Youngstown Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.


Rep. Robert F. Hagan, D-Youngstown. (AP Photo/Larry Phillips)

Rep. Robert F. Hagan, D-Youngstown. (AP Photo/Larry Phillips)

Rep. Robert F. Hagan, D-Youngstown. (AP Photo/Larry Phillips)


Hubbard assistant superintendent Lucille Esposito

Hubbard assistant superintendent Lucille Esposito

Hubbard assistant superintendent Lucille Esposito


Nathan Sutton

Nathan Sutton

Nathan Sutton


Amelia Shrader

Amelia Shrader

Amelia Shrader


Elena Sellentin, 20, of            Germany performs at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.

Elena Sellentin, 20, of Germany performs at the North side ...

Elena Sellentin, 20, of Germany performs at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.


Deaunte Smith, 18, of Cleveland manages a smile as he lugs suitcases up to his dorm in Kilcawley hall. YSU Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.

Deaunte Smith, 18, of Cleveland manages a smile as he ...

Deaunte Smith, 18, of Cleveland manages a smile as he lugs suitcases up to his dorm in Kilcawley hall. YSU Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.


CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans


Lisa Antonini, democrat, Mahoning County Treasurer and former Chairwoman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party

Lisa Antonini, democrat, Mahoning County Treasurer and former Chairwoman of ...

Lisa Antonini, democrat, Mahoning County Treasurer and former Chairwoman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party


Lee V. McFerren, Principal of Farrell, Pa. High School.

Lee V. McFerren, Principal of Farrell, Pa. High School.

Lee V. McFerren, Principal of Farrell, Pa. High School.


Brian Terlesky, 8, of Boardman stands in front of some of his trophies in his home. Brian dreams of playing in a PGA tournament one day.

Brian Terlesky, 8, of Boardman stands in front of some ...

Brian Terlesky, 8, of Boardman stands in front of some of his trophies in his home. Brian dreams of playing in a PGA tournament one day.


Britny Bennett

Britny Bennett

Britny Bennett


Lora Adams-King

Lora Adams-King

Lora Adams-King


Elena Sellentin, 20, visiting from Germany performs at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.

Elena Sellentin, 20, visiting from Germany performs at the North ...

Elena Sellentin, 20, visiting from Germany performs at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008. Daniel C. Britt.


Former SteelHounds coach Kevin Kaminski signs the banner that will serve as Baird's Birthday card at the Jason Baird Fundraiser Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Chevy Centre.

Former SteelHounds coach Kevin Kaminski signs the banner that will ...

Former SteelHounds coach Kevin Kaminski signs the banner that will serve as Baird's Birthday card at the Jason Baird Fundraiser Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Chevy Centre.


Jan Crews of Youngstown, in sunglasses, and her grandchildren, Boston Clark, 7, of Youngstown and Ridley Clark, 5, of Youngstown are among the crowd assembled for the Pickle Bros. side show at the North side farmers market, Saturday, August 23, 2008.

Jan Crews of Youngstown, in sunglasses, and her grandchildren, Boston ...

Jan Crews of Youngstown, in sunglasses, and her grandchildren, Boston Clark, 7, of Youngstown and Ridley Clark, 5, of Youngstown are among the crowd assembled for the Pickle Bros. side show at the North side ...


Army Cpt. Haskell "Scott" Robert

Army Cpt. Haskell "Scott" Robert

Army Cpt. Haskell "Scott" Robert


Thomas Robey

Thomas Robey

Thomas Robey


State Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th

State Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th

State Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th


J.P. Brown III

J.P. Brown III

J.P. Brown III


Kathy Phillips

Kathy Phillips

Kathy Phillips


MCDONALD - YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN - (9) Alex Sampson of McDonald score as (21) Carlen Sims and (1) Ryan Davenport can't make the stop Saturday afternoon in Canfield. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

MCDONALD - YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN - (9) Alex Sampson of McDonald ...

MCDONALD - YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN - (9) Alex Sampson of McDonald score as (21) Carlen Sims and (1) Ryan Davenport can't make the stop Saturday afternoon in Canfield. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


SCRAPPERS - Michael Valadez tries to break up the double play as Chad Rice fires to first Sunday at Eastwood Field. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

SCRAPPERS - Michael Valadez tries to break up the double ...

SCRAPPERS - Michael Valadez tries to break up the double play as Chad Rice fires to first Sunday at Eastwood Field. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


The Zou invited audience members on stage during an intimate performance at the Rukus festival in Warren Sunday August 24, 2008.

The Zou invited audience members on stage during an intimate ...

The Zou invited audience members on stage during an intimate performance at the Rukus festival in Warren Sunday August 24, 2008.


The Zou invited a 6 foot peruvian boa constrictor onto the stage at Rukus fest in Warren. Guitarist Rob Thorndike, 23, of Youngstown soloed with it wrapped about him like a slimy shawl.

The Zou invited a 6 foot peruvian boa constrictor onto ...

The Zou invited a 6 foot peruvian boa constrictor onto the stage at Rukus fest in Warren. Guitarist Rob Thorndike, 23, of Youngstown soloed with it wrapped about him like a slimy shawl.


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Christine McMillen

Christine McMillen

Christine McMillen


Cari Misel

Cari Misel

Cari Misel


Capri Cafaro

Capri Cafaro

Capri Cafaro


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Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson


Savannah Young

Savannah Young

Savannah Young