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The Pappagallo family includes: left, Andy Jr., Carrie and their sons, Matthew, 8 and Jacob, 6; middle, Sandy and Andy Sr. (grandma and grandpa); and right, Natalie, Tim Sr. and their sons, Dominic, 3, and Tim Jr., 5.

The Pappagallo family includes: left, Andy Jr., Carrie and their ...

The Pappagallo family includes: left, Andy Jr., Carrie and their sons, Matthew, 8 and Jacob, 6; middle, Sandy and Andy Sr. (grandma and grandpa); and right, Natalie, Tim Sr. and their sons, Dominic, 3, and ...


Special to The Vindicator
FUTURES IN EDUCATION: The Mahoning Retired Teachers Association met Dec. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. Four senior education majors from Youngstown State University received awards of $1,000 each. From left to right are MRTA President Robert Thomas, Caitlin Dorbish, Brittany Hopper, Khristine Krcelic, Nicole Burlock, and Bernadette Hogg, the scholarship chairwoman.

Special to The Vindicator FUTURES IN EDUCATION: The Mahoning Retired ...

Special to The Vindicator FUTURES IN EDUCATION: The Mahoning Retired Teachers Association met Dec. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. Four senior education majors from Youngstown State University received awards of $1,000 each. From ...


Darren, Maria, Katrina and Tyler Hayes of Poland pose in front of their living room tree on Christmas Eve.

Darren, Maria, Katrina and Tyler Hayes of Poland pose in ...

Darren, Maria, Katrina and Tyler Hayes of Poland pose in front of their living room tree on Christmas Eve.


Laurie LaPlante of Poland says her husband, John, snapped this picture of their cat, Camo, who is aptly named as he loves to hide.

Laurie LaPlante of Poland says her husband, John, snapped this ...

Laurie LaPlante of Poland says her husband, John, snapped this picture of their cat, Camo, who is aptly named as he loves to hide.


CHRISTMAS PRESENCE: Al and Diane Barnett of Austintown found their granddaughters under their tree. In front, Olyvia Rose Barnett, 18 months, is the daughter of Kevin and Miranda Barnett. Behind her is Savannah Marie Cervone, daughter of Michael and Lisa Cervone.

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE: Al and Diane Barnett of Austintown found their ...

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE: Al and Diane Barnett of Austintown found their granddaughters under their tree. In front, Olyvia Rose Barnett, 18 months, is the daughter of Kevin and Miranda Barnett. Behind her is Savannah Marie Cervone, ...


PICTURE PURR-FECT: Pumpkin posed for a full second to allow this Christmas tree hat on her head. She belongs to Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

PICTURE PURR-FECT: Pumpkin posed for a full second to allow ...

PICTURE PURR-FECT: Pumpkin posed for a full second to allow this Christmas tree hat on her head. She belongs to Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


One-year-old Abigail Shay is the granddaughter of Henry Panfil.

One-year-old Abigail Shay is the granddaughter of Henry Panfil.

One-year-old Abigail Shay is the granddaughter of Henry Panfil.


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Special to The Vindicator
GIFT GIVING: St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of St. Patrick Church in Leetonia received a check for nearly $750 from Washingtonville VFW Post 5532 on Dec. 16. In front above, Susan DeJane, treasurer, and Edie Binder, secretary, of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, accept the donation from Ruth Pratt, president of VFW Post 5532 Ladies Auxiliary. Also pictured are Jim Stewart, finance officer of American Legion Post 131 of Leetonia, and Commander Paul Kramer of the VFW, who assisted in raising the funds.

Special to The Vindicator GIFT GIVING: St. Vincent de Paul ...

Special to The Vindicator GIFT GIVING: St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of St. Patrick Church in Leetonia received a check for nearly $750 from Washingtonville VFW Post 5532 on Dec. 16. In front above, ...


Posing in front of the tree at Beth Hatalsky's home in Mineral Ridge on Christmas morning are her daughter, Tina Miller, and her 6-year-old grandson, Jaxon. Behind them is Beth's son-in-law, Jeff Miller. The Millers are of Poland.

Posing in front of the tree at Beth Hatalsky's home ...

Posing in front of the tree at Beth Hatalsky's home in Mineral Ridge on Christmas morning are her daughter, Tina Miller, and her 6-year-old grandson, Jaxon. Behind them is Beth's son-in-law, Jeff Miller. The Millers ...


Billy Speece , Karissa and Tom drag a tree from Speece Tree Farm.

Billy Speece , Karissa and Tom drag a tree from ...

Billy Speece , Karissa and Tom drag a tree from Speece Tree Farm.


Little Abigail Shay was only 1 month old in this 2008 picture of her under the tree on her first Christmas. Just above her in the tree is Badger the cat.

Little Abigail Shay was only 1 month old in this ...

Little Abigail Shay was only 1 month old in this 2008 picture of her under the tree on her first Christmas. Just above her in the tree is Badger the cat.


From left, Danielle Voytko Jourdan and Jocelyn and Marty Jourdan of Boardman.

From left, Danielle Voytko Jourdan and Jocelyn and Marty Jourdan ...

From left, Danielle Voytko Jourdan and Jocelyn and Marty Jourdan of Boardman.


Billy Speece of Canfield and his girlfriend, Ashley Gresh of Canfield, share a kiss in front of the family's Christmas tree, which they found at the Speece Tree Farm in Canfield.

Billy Speece of Canfield and his girlfriend, Ashley Gresh of ...

Billy Speece of Canfield and his girlfriend, Ashley Gresh of Canfield, share a kiss in front of the family's Christmas tree, which they found at the Speece Tree Farm in Canfield.


Nathan Richley of Poland and Olivia Tondy of Struthers were holiday guests at the home of their grandma, Paulette DiLullo of New Middletown.

Nathan Richley of Poland and Olivia Tondy of Struthers were ...

Nathan Richley of Poland and Olivia Tondy of Struthers were holiday guests at the home of their grandma, Paulette DiLullo of New Middletown.


Here are the grandchildren of Karen and Haven Grittie of Ellsworth: From left, Brooke, Alton and Kylee Ramsey, all of Ellsworth; Rylie Ramsey of Deerfield, Brandon Janis of Deerfield; and Luke Ramsey of Ellsworth. Missing from the photo is Nicole Janis of Deerfield.

Here are the grandchildren of Karen and Haven Grittie of ...

Here are the grandchildren of Karen and Haven Grittie of Ellsworth: From left, Brooke, Alton and Kylee Ramsey, all of Ellsworth; Rylie Ramsey of Deerfield, Brandon Janis of Deerfield; and Luke Ramsey of Ellsworth. Missing ...


Adam, Wanda and Zach Sabol of Lake Milton (Craig Beach).

Adam, Wanda and Zach Sabol of Lake Milton (Craig Beach).

Adam, Wanda and Zach Sabol of Lake Milton (Craig Beach).


CUTTING LOOSE: Billy Speece cuts down a Christmas tree on his farm in Canfield.

CUTTING LOOSE: Billy Speece cuts down a Christmas tree on ...

CUTTING LOOSE: Billy Speece cuts down a Christmas tree on his farm in Canfield.


These cousins, all originally from Hubbard, are: Jonathan Featsent, Willowick; Lisa Lodwick, Youngstown; Marie Perry, Twinsburg; Andrea Ball, North Royalton; and John Modak, Hubbard.

These cousins, all originally from Hubbard, are: Jonathan Featsent, Willowick; ...

These cousins, all originally from Hubbard, are: Jonathan Featsent, Willowick; Lisa Lodwick, Youngstown; Marie Perry, Twinsburg; Andrea Ball, North Royalton; and John Modak, Hubbard.


The Coleman family of Columbus includes Kendall and Jamilia and their children, Zion and Zoe. The youngsters are the grandchildren of David and Mary Coleman of Youngstown.

The Coleman family of Columbus includes Kendall and Jamilia and ...

The Coleman family of Columbus includes Kendall and Jamilia and their children, Zion and Zoe. The youngsters are the grandchildren of David and Mary Coleman of Youngstown.


Lindsay, 6, and Robert, 10, Zublena of Canfield have selected their favorite Christmas tree at Bailey's Tree Farm, which has been a family tradition for the past 8 years.

Lindsay, 6, and Robert, 10, Zublena of Canfield have selected ...

Lindsay, 6, and Robert, 10, Zublena of Canfield have selected their favorite Christmas tree at Bailey's Tree Farm, which has been a family tradition for the past 8 years.


Gemma White, 9 months, of Canfield is celebrating her first Christmas.

Gemma White, 9 months, of Canfield is celebrating her first ...

Gemma White, 9 months, of Canfield is celebrating her first Christmas.


Former Youngstowner Chuck Smith sent this picture of the tree that decked his home this Christmas in Virginia Beach, Va.

Former Youngstowner Chuck Smith sent this picture of the tree ...

Former Youngstowner Chuck Smith sent this picture of the tree that decked his home this Christmas in Virginia Beach, Va.


Joanne Speece of Canfield, seated, is surrounded by her grandchildren, seated from left, Leanna Hartsough of Canfield, Angela Speece of Boston and Jessica Speece of North Jackson, and, standing from left, Aaron Hartsough, great-grandson, Heidi Van Auker of Canfield and Billy Speece of North Jackson.

Joanne Speece of Canfield, seated, is surrounded by her grandchildren, ...

Joanne Speece of Canfield, seated, is surrounded by her grandchildren, seated from left, Leanna Hartsough of Canfield, Angela Speece of Boston and Jessica Speece of North Jackson, and, standing from left, Aaron Hartsough, great-grandson, Heidi ...


Seated in front of the family Christmas tree, Andrew, Dana and Ross Duffett welcome their new puppy, Frankie, to the family. Joining them are their other dogs, Sophie and Josie.

Seated in front of the family Christmas tree, Andrew, Dana ...

Seated in front of the family Christmas tree, Andrew, Dana and Ross Duffett welcome their new puppy, Frankie, to the family. Joining them are their other dogs, Sophie and Josie.


Joseph and Valeria Demidovich of Boardman, who have been married for 60 years, celebrate the holidays with three trees!

Joseph and Valeria Demidovich of Boardman, who have been married ...

Joseph and Valeria Demidovich of Boardman, who have been married for 60 years, celebrate the holidays with three trees!


Judith Ferrett likes to crochet and decided to make all the ornaments for their Christmas tree, which includes angels, snowmen, bells, framed family pictures, strands of garland of faux pearls, snowflakes, candy canes, beaded icicles. She also crocheted the tree skirt. This is a work in progress as she adds to it each year.

Judith Ferrett likes to crochet and decided to make all ...

Judith Ferrett likes to crochet and decided to make all the ornaments for their Christmas tree, which includes angels, snowmen, bells, framed family pictures, strands of garland of faux pearls, snowflakes, candy canes, beaded icicles. ...


A DIFFERENT KIND OF FAMILY TREE: Christina Smith of Canfield presented her aunt, Geri DeCenso; her grandmother, Margaret Orlando (who is turning 90 in May); her mom, Mary Jo Olson; and her aunt, Jackie Orlando of Columbus, with aprons celebrating their cooking and the roots of their Italian heritage.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF FAMILY TREE: Christina Smith of Canfield ...

A DIFFERENT KIND OF FAMILY TREE: Christina Smith of Canfield presented her aunt, Geri DeCenso; her grandmother, Margaret Orlando (who is turning 90 in May); her mom, Mary Jo Olson; and her aunt, Jackie Orlando ...


LITTLE LOOK-ALIKES: Gianna, 6, and Jarett, 5, Gordulic are in front of the tree at their Grandma and Grandpa Gordulic's home in Canfield.

LITTLE LOOK-ALIKES: Gianna, 6, and Jarett, 5, Gordulic are in ...

LITTLE LOOK-ALIKES: Gianna, 6, and Jarett, 5, Gordulic are in front of the tree at their Grandma and Grandpa Gordulic's home in Canfield.


Rochelle, DeAndre, Jai'Leei and Nique are all of Austintown.

Rochelle, DeAndre, Jai'Leei and Nique are all of Austintown.

Rochelle, DeAndre, Jai'Leei and Nique are all of Austintown.


Sandra Allen-Bowman of Youngstown was visited by her grandsons, Patrick Allen Jr., left, and Steven Allen Jr., on Christmas Eve.

Sandra Allen-Bowman of Youngstown was visited by her grandsons, Patrick ...

Sandra Allen-Bowman of Youngstown was visited by her grandsons, Patrick Allen Jr., left, and Steven Allen Jr., on Christmas Eve.