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FAIR COLLECTOR:  Eileen Groves, a Canfield native, sits in her home in front of a collection of 13 commemorative crocks featuring the Canfield Fair rooster mascot and slogan, “Something to crow about.” Groves now resides at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring.

FAIR COLLECTOR: Eileen Groves, a Canfield native, sits in her ...

FAIR COLLECTOR: Eileen Groves, a Canfield native, sits in her home in front of a collection of 13 commemorative crocks featuring the Canfield Fair rooster mascot and slogan, “Something to crow about.” Groves now resides ...


WRITTEN PROOF: Here’s the letter from Michelle Obama that arrived at the home of Tina and Tony Fleisher of Youngstown.

WRITTEN PROOF: Here’s the letter from Michelle Obama that arrived ...

WRITTEN PROOF: Here’s the letter from Michelle Obama that arrived at the home of Tina and Tony Fleisher of Youngstown.


TILE ENTHUSIASTS: Dozens of people stand outside a vacant tile store on Mahoning Avenue. The old Wall Tile Co. hasn’t served customers in more than a year and the building’s landlord treated more than 100 people to the tile and supply contents of the building free of charge Wednesday.

TILE ENTHUSIASTS: Dozens of people stand outside a vacant tile ...

TILE ENTHUSIASTS: Dozens of people stand outside a vacant tile store on Mahoning Avenue. The old Wall Tile Co. hasn’t served customers in more than a year and the building’s landlord treated more than 100 ...


TREASURED MEMENTO: Tina Fleisher holds a letter from Michelle Obama and a photo of Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese water dog, that she received from the White House. Her daughter, Cleopatra Butler, cradles the family’s pet poodles, Diamond Louise and Jamie Foxx, who produced two puppies that the Fleishers had offered to the Obama family.

TREASURED MEMENTO: Tina Fleisher holds a letter from Michelle Obama ...

TREASURED MEMENTO: Tina Fleisher holds a letter from Michelle Obama and a photo of Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese water dog, that she received from the White House. Her daughter, Cleopatra Butler, cradles the family’s pet ...


Nathan Hohenstein and Courtney McAtee

Nathan Hohenstein and Courtney McAtee

Nathan Hohenstein and Courtney McAtee


Special to The Vindicator
SHOW TIME: Some of the Chinese auction items that will be available Sept. 20 at the fashion show planned by the ABWA Network Council have been sorted by, from left, Cathy Pokrivnak and Karen Blasko, chairmen of the event.

Special to The Vindicator SHOW TIME: Some of the Chinese ...

Special to The Vindicator SHOW TIME: Some of the Chinese auction items that will be available Sept. 20 at the fashion show planned by the ABWA Network Council have been sorted by, from left, Cathy ...


Allison Mohr and Eric Oltmann

Allison Mohr and Eric Oltmann

Allison Mohr and Eric Oltmann


Matthew Flanery and Marsha Nappi

Matthew Flanery and Marsha Nappi

Matthew Flanery and Marsha Nappi


Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, heads for a cab after being released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat  Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes and other corruption charges. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, heads for a cab ...

Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, heads for a cab after being released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes ...


file - In this April 11, 2002  file photo, U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr. arrives at the federal courthouse in Cleveland to hear the verdict in his bribery and corruption trial.   Traficant, the wild-haired ex-congressman nearing release from prison after serving a sentence for corruption, will return to a hometown that has ample evidence of the federal aid he landed, including a highway, second federal courthouse and an arena. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

file - In this April 11, 2002 file photo, U.S. ...

file - In this April 11, 2002 file photo, U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr. arrives at the federal courthouse in Cleveland to hear the verdict in his bribery and corruption trial. Traficant, the wild-haired ex-congressman ...


**FILE** This July 30, 2002 file photo shows former Rep. James Traficant Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio. Traficant has told freinds he wants to keep a low profile following his Sept. 2 release from prison, but  organizers say they've sold about 1,000 tickets to a homecoming dinner for the ex-Ohio congressman. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

**FILE** This July 30, 2002 file photo shows former Rep. ...

**FILE** This July 30, 2002 file photo shows former Rep. James Traficant Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio. Traficant has told freinds he wants to keep a low profile following his Sept. 2 release from prison, but ...


Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, gets into a cab after being released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat  Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes and other corruption charges. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, gets into a cab ...

Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, gets into a cab after being released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes ...


Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, is released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes and other corruption charges. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, is released from federal ...

Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, is released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes and other corruption charges. (AP ...


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