Special to The Vindicator
SIGN LANGUAGE: The sign displayed by YWCA staff members carries a special message for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-17th. It acknowledges his support, which made it possible for the YWCA to receive an award of $146,000 from the 2009 Appropriations Budget. The funds will be used for workforce development, employment and training programs for the most disadvantaged citizens of the community. Letting the sign speak for them personally are, from left, Varada Bhide; Patricia Phillips; Teresa Lipscomb, Jo Ann Buzulencia, Rita Cintavey, Mary Eileen Kinnard, Victoria Winphrie; Mary Ann Krispinsky; Laura Lee; Constance Shaffer, executive director; John Seck; Tina Ford; Jessica Phillips; Jennie Andrews; Roger LaFontaine; Leah Brooks; Mary Boyd and Anna Barksdale.