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<p>CONGRATULATIONS: After they received a prestigious Commodore John Barry Medal at a meeting of the Sean MacBride Dividion, Ancient Order of Hibernians, from left, Jay Bice and Jerry Donohoe, congratulate each other.</p>

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CONGRATULATIONS: After they received a prestigious ...

Special to The Vindicator

CONGRATULATIONS: After they received a prestigious Commodore John Barry Medal at a meeting of the Sean MacBride Dividion, Ancient Order of Hibernians, from left, Jay Bice and Jerry Donohoe, congratulate each ...


Janet Trivelli and Michael O'Neil

Janet Trivelli and Michael O'Neil

Janet Trivelli and Michael O'Neil


Meredith Lauther gets a hug from her cousin, Lexi Tonty, both 4 year old residents of Sharpsville, while viewing the displays at Kraynaks in Hermitage, PA. "This is where we come after pre-school," says Lauther's grandma, Linda Hazi, "we've been here at least ten times this year."

Meredith Lauther gets a hug from her cousin, Lexi Tonty, ...

Meredith Lauther gets a hug from her cousin, Lexi Tonty, both 4 year old residents of Sharpsville, while viewing the displays at Kraynaks in Hermitage, PA. "This is where we come after pre-school," says Lauther's ...


Gina Malito of Howland poses with Karen O'Connor, a U.S. Olympian in equestrian events. Malito is holding the trophy that will bear her name and the name of the pony she rode while winning first place in her division of events sponsored by the United States Eventing Association. Malito and her pony won two national awards for their performances in 2008.

Gina Malito of Howland poses with Karen O'Connor, a U.S. ...

Gina Malito of Howland poses with Karen O'Connor, a U.S. Olympian in equestrian events. Malito is holding the trophy that will bear her name and the name of the pony she rode while winning first ...


YSU's Kelsey Garganus tries to get around  Jolene Tamboue of Akron during Saturday game.

YSU's Kelsey Garganus tries to get around Jolene Tamboue of ...

YSU's Kelsey Garganus tries to get around Jolene Tamboue of Akron during Saturday game.


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Phantoms Stefan Salituro moves the puck past Kevin Gibson of the Rangers during 12/20/2008 game.

Phantoms Stefan Salituro moves the puck past Kevin Gibson of ...

Phantoms Stefan Salituro moves the puck past Kevin Gibson of the Rangers during 12/20/2008 game.


Abigail Sharf, third grader at Akiva Academy, lights the Menora  - Each night during Chanukah Jews light candles in a special candelabra called a Menorah (Hebrew: Hanukiyah). The center candle, called the Shamash, is always the first candle placed in the Menorah and the first candle to be lit each night. The remaining candles are placed and lit in a specific order depending on the night of the celebration.

Abigail Sharf, third grader at Akiva Academy, lights the Menora ...

Abigail Sharf, third grader at Akiva Academy, lights the Menora - Each night during Chanukah Jews light candles in a special candelabra called a Menorah (Hebrew: Hanukiyah). The center candle, called the Shamash, is always ...


Dylan King and Abigail Sharf  third graders at Akiva Academy light the Menora  - Each night during Chanukah Jews light candles in a special candelabra called a Menorah (Hebrew: Hanukiyah). The center candle, called the Shamash, is always the first candle placed in the Menorah and the first candle to be lit each night. The remaining candles are placed and lit in a specific order depending on the night of the celebration.

Dylan King and Abigail Sharf third graders at Akiva Academy ...

Dylan King and Abigail Sharf third graders at Akiva Academy light the Menora - Each night during Chanukah Jews light candles in a special candelabra called a Menorah (Hebrew: Hanukiyah). The center candle, called the ...


Alexander Smith - third grader at Akiva -  finishes putting glitter on his chanuka plate he made in glass

Alexander Smith - third grader at Akiva - finishes putting ...

Alexander Smith - third grader at Akiva - finishes putting glitter on his chanuka plate he made in glass


Latia Ballard, of Austintown, helps Tierni Ballard, age 4, ice skate for the first time during Holiday Ice Skating at Chevy Centre.

Latia Ballard, of Austintown, helps Tierni Ballard, age 4, ice ...

Latia Ballard, of Austintown, helps Tierni Ballard, age 4, ice skate for the first time during Holiday Ice Skating at Chevy Centre.


Mary Ellen Boomhower pushes her grandaughter, Hannah Zagotti (age 1) through Kranyak's Christmas display in Hermitage. "I brought my kids here when they were little," says Boomhower, "Its a real treat to bring the little-er ones." "This is my gift to see all this," says Boomhower who was blind for eleven years before a surgery 19 years ago brought her eyesight back, "it surely is." Diabetes once robbed the grandmother of her sight and the illness continues to threaten her as she waits for a kidney transplant.

Mary Ellen Boomhower pushes her grandaughter, Hannah Zagotti (age 1) ...

Mary Ellen Boomhower pushes her grandaughter, Hannah Zagotti (age 1) through Kranyak's Christmas display in Hermitage. "I brought my kids here when they were little," says Boomhower, "Its a real treat to bring the little-er ...


Claire Toth, 7 1/2 of Pulaski, PA tries on the glass slipper with a little help from The Prince "Matt Stevens" during the Cinderella brunch held at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown on Saturday.

Claire Toth, 7 1/2 of Pulaski, PA tries on the ...

Claire Toth, 7 1/2 of Pulaski, PA tries on the glass slipper with a little help from The Prince "Matt Stevens" during the Cinderella brunch held at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown on ...


Tirtra Kohan, third grade teacher at Akiva Academy in Liberty, watches as her student  play the dreidel - it is one of the best known symbols of Chanukah. A four-sided top with a Hebrew letter on each side, the dreidel is used to play a fun Chanukah game of chance.

Tirtra Kohan, third grade teacher at Akiva Academy in Liberty, ...

Tirtra Kohan, third grade teacher at Akiva Academy in Liberty, watches as her student play the dreidel - it is one of the best known symbols of Chanukah. A four-sided top with a Hebrew letter ...