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SERVING: State Rep. Ron Gerberry pours gravy over mashed potatoes as Ron Massullo of Poland, regional liaison for Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, shares a laugh with dinner-goers  at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast. They were among 80 to 100 volunteers serving Wednesday’s lunch at the Glenwood Avenue facility on the city’s South Side.

SERVING: State Rep. Ron Gerberry pours gravy over mashed potatoes ...

SERVING: State Rep. Ron Gerberry pours gravy over mashed potatoes as Ron Massullo of Poland, regional liaison for Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, shares a laugh with dinner-goers at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast. ...


SERVING: State Rep. Ron Gerberry pours gravy over mashed potatoes at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast.

SERVING: State Rep. Ron Gerberry pours gravy over mashed potatoes ...

SERVING: State Rep. Ron Gerberry pours gravy over mashed potatoes at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast.


CLOWNING AROUND: Jim Giles, 79, also known as “Slim Jim the Clown,” above, makes a balloon figure at Greenbriar in Boardman, left. Tracy Stamper, director of nursing at Greenbriar, looks on. Giles, who has been a member of Aut Mori Grotto Clown group for 40 years, recently underwent surgery and is going through rehab at Greenbriar.

CLOWNING AROUND: Jim Giles, 79, also known as “Slim Jim ...

CLOWNING AROUND: Jim Giles, 79, also known as “Slim Jim the Clown,” above, makes a balloon figure at Greenbriar in Boardman, left. Tracy Stamper, director of nursing at Greenbriar, looks on. Giles, who has been ...


The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast at the Glenwood Avenue facility on the city’s South Side.

The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast at the Glenwood Avenue ...

The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast at the Glenwood Avenue facility on the city’s South Side.


Jim Giles, 78, of Youngstown known as Slim Jim, an Aut Mori Grotto clown since 1969, applies his clown make up and costume. He will be among a group of clowns performing a the Circus Aut Mori at the Chevy this weekend. Behind him is a portrtait of his wife of more than 50 years who died in 2006.WD LEWIS

Jim Giles, 78, of Youngstown known as Slim Jim, an ...

Jim Giles, 78, of Youngstown known as Slim Jim, an Aut Mori Grotto clown since 1969, applies his clown make up and costume. He will be among a group of clowns performing a the Circus ...


NEW ASSIGNMENT: Lt. Chris Weaver of Youngstown has his new badge pinned  to his shirt by his wife, Tammy, after a swearing-in ceremony of new officers Wednesday at the main fire station. Weaver is one of six new lieutenants in the Youngstown department.

NEW ASSIGNMENT: Lt. Chris Weaver of Youngstown has his new ...

NEW ASSIGNMENT: Lt. Chris Weaver of Youngstown has his new badge pinned to his shirt by his wife, Tammy, after a swearing-in ceremony of new officers Wednesday at the main fire station. Weaver is one ...


Jim Giles, 79, also known as Slim Jim the Clown" undergoes occupational therapy at Greenbrier in Boardman.  Giles, a well known local clown and member of Aut Mori Grotto Clown group for 40 years, recently underwent surgery and some complications and is going through rehab at Greenbrier. He says it is important for people to smile.

Jim Giles, 79, also known as Slim Jim the Clown" ...

Jim Giles, 79, also known as Slim Jim the Clown" undergoes occupational therapy at Greenbrier in Boardman. Giles, a well known local clown and member of Aut Mori Grotto Clown group for 40 years, recently ...


Brian Dowd at Phantoms practice, Wednesday September 9, 2009.

Brian Dowd at Phantoms practice, Wednesday September 9, 2009.

Brian Dowd at Phantoms practice, Wednesday September 9, 2009.


PRAISE: Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown opened its doors for a Thanksgiving eve service. Singing were Yvette Walker, left, and Adrien Boudrey with her 15-month-old grandson Kevin Boudrey — all from Youngstown.

PRAISE: Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown opened its doors ...

PRAISE: Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown opened its doors for a Thanksgiving eve service. Singing were Yvette Walker, left, and Adrien Boudrey with her 15-month-old grandson Kevin Boudrey — all from Youngstown.


STILL PLAYING: Mooney linebacker Joe Stoops (12) brings down Columbus St. Francis DeSales’ Jake Edsinger (22) during Week 2 at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. Both teams have qualified for Friday’s Division III state semifinals.

STILL PLAYING: Mooney linebacker Joe Stoops (12) brings down Columbus ...

STILL PLAYING: Mooney linebacker Joe Stoops (12) brings down Columbus St. Francis DeSales’ Jake Edsinger (22) during Week 2 at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. Both teams have qualified for Friday’s Division III state semifinals.


FAMILY AFFAIR: Cardinal Mooney Assistant football coach Ron Stoops, center, is flanked by sons John, left, and Joe in the Mooney football locker room.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Cardinal Mooney Assistant football coach Ron Stoops, center, ...

FAMILY AFFAIR: Cardinal Mooney Assistant football coach Ron Stoops, center, is flanked by sons John, left, and Joe in the Mooney football locker room.


STILL PLAYING: Mooney linebacker Joe Stoops (12) brings down Columbus St. Francis DeSales’ Jake Edsinger (22) during Week 2 at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. Both teams have qualified for Friday’s Division III state semifinals.

STILL PLAYING: Mooney linebacker Joe Stoops (12) brings down Columbus ...

STILL PLAYING: Mooney linebacker Joe Stoops (12) brings down Columbus St. Francis DeSales’ Jake Edsinger (22) during Week 2 at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. Both teams have qualified for Friday’s Division III state semifinals.


CROSSING THE LINES: Ohio Edison crews and Youngstown firefighters work to repair downed power lines  across the top of a semitractor-trailer in the southbound lane of Market Street. The truck hit the low-hanging lines Wednesday while trying to turn into the parking lot of a McDonald’s Restaurant on Market Street.

CROSSING THE LINES: Ohio Edison crews and Youngstown firefighters work ...

CROSSING THE LINES: Ohio Edison crews and Youngstown firefighters work to repair downed power lines across the top of a semitractor-trailer in the southbound lane of Market Street. The truck hit the low-hanging lines Wednesday ...


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