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CLOWNING AROUND: Doug Ankerman created the Web site www.myoddsock.com to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and shed light on his humorous moments.

CLOWNING AROUND: Doug Ankerman created the Web site www.myoddsock.com to ...

CLOWNING AROUND: Doug Ankerman created the Web site www.myoddsock.com to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and shed light on his humorous moments.


Coach Heacock talks to the team as they set up drills on the first day of practice at YSU.

Coach Heacock talks to the team as they set up ...

Coach Heacock talks to the team as they set up drills on the first day of practice at YSU.


TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter airplane of the U.S. Air Force roars over the Air Force Reserve Station in Vienna Township. The flight Thursday was preparation for the air show that will be at the base Saturday and Sunday.

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter airplane ...

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter airplane of the U.S. Air Force roars over the Air Force Reserve Station in Vienna Township. The flight Thursday was preparation for the air show that ...


YOUNG PATRON: Nick Oblinsky, 9, of Girard does an inventory of the books he plans to check out at the Girard Free Library, 105. E. Prospect St. The library has trimmed staff, hours and programs because its funding from Libraries and Local Government Support Fund has been decreased from $1 million to $600,000 in the last eight years.

YOUNG PATRON: Nick Oblinsky, 9, of Girard does an inventory ...

YOUNG PATRON: Nick Oblinsky, 9, of Girard does an inventory of the books he plans to check out at the Girard Free Library, 105. E. Prospect St. The library has trimmed staff, hours and programs ...


READY FOR SHOW: Staff Sgt. Chris McClure, number 4 assistant crew chief, wipes down an F-16 jet after the Air Force Thunderbirds arrived at the Vienna Air Base on Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s air show.  McClure is one of 130 people involved in the Thunderbirds show. He joined the Air Force eight years ago and has been with the Thunderbirds for the last three.

READY FOR SHOW: Staff Sgt. Chris McClure, number 4 assistant ...

READY FOR SHOW: Staff Sgt. Chris McClure, number 4 assistant crew chief, wipes down an F-16 jet after the Air Force Thunderbirds arrived at the Vienna Air Base on Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s ...


RESTORATION: A bulldozer moves dirt on the 48-acre site owned by the Mill Creek MetroParks system. The site, which used to be a sod farm, is being restored to its original wetland environment.

RESTORATION: A bulldozer moves dirt on the 48-acre site owned ...

RESTORATION: A bulldozer moves dirt on the 48-acre site owned by the Mill Creek MetroParks system. The site, which used to be a sod farm, is being restored to its original wetland environment.


CLEAN ATTACK: Youngstown State freshman Gannon Hulea (16) fires a pass downfield during practice on Thursday at Stambaugh Stadium. YSU linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky looks on in the background.

CLEAN ATTACK: Youngstown State freshman Gannon Hulea (16) fires a ...

CLEAN ATTACK: Youngstown State freshman Gannon Hulea (16) fires a pass downfield during practice on Thursday at Stambaugh Stadium. YSU linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky looks on in the background.


2009 Ms. Italian, Samantha Marsico, 18 of Howland, 1st Place, Alexandra Schiavone, 17 of Howland, and 2nd Place, Cassandra Dando, 19 of Newton Falls, stand along other pageant winners in various categories during Warren's Italian Festival on Courthouse Square, Thursday evening.
Geoffrey Hauschild

2009 Ms. Italian, Samantha Marsico, 18 of Howland, 1st Place, ...

2009 Ms. Italian, Samantha Marsico, 18 of Howland, 1st Place, Alexandra Schiavone, 17 of Howland, and 2nd Place, Cassandra Dando, 19 of Newton Falls, stand along other pageant winners in various categories during Warren's Italian ...


This 48-acre site owned by the Mill Creek MetroParks system is being restored to its original wetland environment.

This 48-acre site owned by the Mill Creek MetroParks system ...

This 48-acre site owned by the Mill Creek MetroParks system is being restored to its original wetland environment.


LEAD PILOT: Major Tyrone Douglas, originally from Kansas City, Mo., is the lead solo pilot in the Air Force Thunderbirds exhibition team. He stands in front of the F-16 he’ll fly in this weekend’s air show at the Vienna Air Base. More than 80,000 spectators are expected at the two-day event.

LEAD PILOT: Major Tyrone Douglas, originally from Kansas City, Mo., ...

LEAD PILOT: Major Tyrone Douglas, originally from Kansas City, Mo., is the lead solo pilot in the Air Force Thunderbirds exhibition team. He stands in front of the F-16 he’ll fly in this weekend’s air ...


Aaron M. Bragg and Cinzia Ricchiuti

Aaron M. Bragg and Cinzia Ricchiuti

Aaron M. Bragg and Cinzia Ricchiuti


Christopher J. Little and Rusti R. Winslow

Christopher J. Little and Rusti R. Winslow

Christopher J. Little and Rusti R. Winslow


Special to The Vindicator
PERFECT ATTENDANCE: During a recent meeting of Youngstown Rotary Club, Mary Womble, club president, took the opportunity to congratulate Henry Bertolini, who was recognized for his 62 years of perfect attendance at club meetings.

Special to The Vindicator PERFECT ATTENDANCE: During a recent meeting ...

Special to The Vindicator PERFECT ATTENDANCE: During a recent meeting of Youngstown Rotary Club, Mary Womble, club president, took the opportunity to congratulate Henry Bertolini, who was recognized for his 62 years of perfect attendance ...