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Nicole Zielinski, 12, starting a fire with her mind. The St. Joe's of Austintown Student tested the strength of different brands of paper towel at the science fair on Saturday.

Nicole Zielinski, 12, starting a fire with her mind. The ...

Nicole Zielinski, 12, starting a fire with her mind. The St. Joe's of Austintown Student tested the strength of different brands of paper towel at the science fair on Saturday.


For his interesting findings, gleaned from experiments on different types of insulation, Geneva High School student Braxton Wessell, 17, won the "Best of Fair" award and a four-year scholarship to Youngstown State University.  The problem of insulating his families hog shed motivated Wessell to begin testing different heat-trapping materials. After weeks of trial and error, Wessell determined spray-foam insulation to be best at containing heat. A common household fabric material comes in second at a much lower cost. Surprisingly, pink fiberglass insulation was one of the least effective.

For his interesting findings, gleaned from experiments on different types ...

For his interesting findings, gleaned from experiments on different types of insulation, Geneva High School student Braxton Wessell, 17, won the "Best of Fair" award and a four-year scholarship to Youngstown State University. The problem ...


For his interesting findings, gleaned from experiments on different types of insulation, Geneva High School student Braxton Wessell, 17, won the "Best of Fair" award and a four-year scholarship to Youngstown State University.  The problem of insulating his families hog shed motivated Wessell to begin testing different heat-trapping materials. After weeks of trial and error, Wessell determined spray-foam insulation to be best at containing heat. A common household fabric material comes in second at a much lower cost. Surprisingly, the pink fiberglass insulation was one of the least effective.

For his interesting findings, gleaned from experiments on different types ...

For his interesting findings, gleaned from experiments on different types of insulation, Geneva High School student Braxton Wessell, 17, won the "Best of Fair" award and a four-year scholarship to Youngstown State University. The problem ...


Kaitlynn Horvatch, 15, caresses her salon-fresh dye job at the science fair held on the Youngstown State University campus Saturday.  Horvatch and partner Lindsay Blanton, 14, colored two human hair samples. One was treated with store-bought dye, the other recieved professional salon treatments. Both samples were washed 25 times.  "The salon will save you money in the end," Horvatch said. "A professional job lasts twice as long."

Kaitlynn Horvatch, 15, caresses her salon-fresh dye job at the ...

Kaitlynn Horvatch, 15, caresses her salon-fresh dye job at the science fair held on the Youngstown State University campus Saturday. Horvatch and partner Lindsay Blanton, 14, colored two human hair samples. One was treated with ...


State finalist Dan Antonucci, 17, proved cotton balls were more effective cleaning up an oil spill than wind or blended fabrics.

State finalist Dan Antonucci, 17, proved cotton balls were more ...

State finalist Dan Antonucci, 17, proved cotton balls were more effective cleaning up an oil spill than wind or blended fabrics.


Colleen Craig, mentally focused. At the science fair, Craig, 12, posited that mental focus changes throughout the day at different intervals for men and women

Colleen Craig, mentally focused. At the science fair, Craig, 12, ...

Colleen Craig, mentally focused. At the science fair, Craig, 12, posited that mental focus changes throughout the day at different intervals for men and women


Hand and foot coordination was the subject of 14-year-old Leanna Campbell's project. Campbell and many others represented Youngstown's Catholic school system.

Hand and foot coordination was the subject of 14-year-old Leanna ...

Hand and foot coordination was the subject of 14-year-old Leanna Campbell's project. Campbell and many others represented Youngstown's Catholic school system.


Michael Giles, 17, a student at Choffin CNTC, experimented with temperature on the rate of soy bean growth. He spent hours sculpting incubators out of styrofoam coolers and thrown-away plastic.

Michael Giles, 17, a student at Choffin CNTC, experimented with ...

Michael Giles, 17, a student at Choffin CNTC, experimented with temperature on the rate of soy bean growth. He spent hours sculpting incubators out of styrofoam coolers and thrown-away plastic.