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Mike Byster, a retired commodities trader from Chicago, came to Springfield Intermediate School on Thursday to teach students math and memory tricks that they can use to improve their academic performance and that will aid them throughout their lives. Byster, known nationally as a “mathemagician,” offers the program without charge.

Mike Byster, a retired commodities trader from Chicago, came to ...

Mike Byster, a retired commodities trader from Chicago, came to Springfield Intermediate School on Thursday to teach students math and memory tricks that they can use to improve their academic performance and that will aid ...


Mike Byster, a retired commodities trader from Chicago, came to Springfield Intermediate School on Thursday to teach students math and memory tricks that they can use to improve their academic performance and that will aid them throughout their lives. Byster, known nationally as a “mathemagician,” offers the program without charge.

Mike Byster, a retired commodities trader from Chicago, came to ...

Mike Byster, a retired commodities trader from Chicago, came to Springfield Intermediate School on Thursday to teach students math and memory tricks that they can use to improve their academic performance and that will aid ...


Springfi eld Intermediate seventh-graders, from left, Tyler Caradona, Rachel Crowe, Jocelyn Benzenhoefer and McKenzie Brown (partially hidden) listen intently as Mike Byster teaches them methods to improving their memory and academic performance. The students got the chance to put what they learned into practice as Byster put them to the test with some memory and math exercises.

Springfi eld Intermediate seventh-graders, from left, Tyler Caradona, Rachel Crowe, ...

Springfi eld Intermediate seventh-graders, from left, Tyler Caradona, Rachel Crowe, Jocelyn Benzenhoefer and McKenzie Brown (partially hidden) listen intently as Mike Byster teaches them methods to improving their memory and academic performance. The students got ...


Cardinal Mooney’s Ryan Gallagher (24) pitches in the top of the fi fth inning during the Cardinals’ 8-2 win
against the Struthers Wildcats on Thursday at Cene Park in Struthers. Gallagher (4-1) carried a no-hitter
into the fi fth and a one-hitter into the seventh before the Wildcats (9-7) tagged him for their only runs.

Cardinal Mooney’s Ryan Gallagher (24) pitches in the top of ...

Cardinal Mooney’s Ryan Gallagher (24) pitches in the top of the fi fth inning during the Cardinals’ 8-2 win against the Struthers Wildcats on Thursday at Cene Park in Struthers. Gallagher (4-1) carried a no-hitter ...


Cory Anderson

Cory Anderson

Cory Anderson


The new Center for Advanced Materials Analysis at Youngstown State University is “a major step forward” in
the university’s efforts to have its materials science program designated as a state Center of Excellence, said David C. Sweet, YSU president.

The new Center for Advanced Materials Analysis at Youngstown State ...

The new Center for Advanced Materials Analysis at Youngstown State University is “a major step forward” in the university’s efforts to have its materials science program designated as a state Center of Excellence, said David ...


The Dill girls, Alyssa, 6, and Camie, 3, have fun enjoying the warm weather by playing in their backyard at their house in Canfield.

The Dill girls, Alyssa, 6, and Camie, 3, have fun ...

The Dill girls, Alyssa, 6, and Camie, 3, have fun enjoying the warm weather by playing in their backyard at their house in Canfield.


Natalie and Bridget, daughters of Nick and Patty DiVencenzo of Struthers, were a perfect match to the springtime blossoms of forsythia, daffodils and tulips. They posed for this picture following an Easter egg hunt at the home of their cousins, Mike and Laurie Fox of Lowellville.

Natalie and Bridget, daughters of Nick and Patty DiVencenzo of ...

Natalie and Bridget, daughters of Nick and Patty DiVencenzo of Struthers, were a perfect match to the springtime blossoms of forsythia, daffodils and tulips. They posed for this picture following an Easter egg hunt at ...


Ashlynn Mason, the 2-year-old granddaughter of Laurie and Mike Fox, enjoyed dancing through the daffodil field at Mill Creek Park during a recent visit.  Ashlynn and her parents, Matthew and Beth, live in Salem.

Ashlynn Mason, the 2-year-old granddaughter of Laurie and Mike Fox, ...

Ashlynn Mason, the 2-year-old granddaughter of Laurie and Mike Fox, enjoyed dancing through the daffodil field at Mill Creek Park during a recent visit. Ashlynn and her parents, Matthew and Beth, live in Salem.


These beautiful tulips bloomed at the home of  Bill and Sandee Timmerman in Austintown.

These beautiful tulips bloomed at the home of Bill and ...

These beautiful tulips bloomed at the home of Bill and Sandee Timmerman in Austintown.


Leah Finnigan, 17 months, is the daughter of Linda and Brian Finnigan of Boardman. She was in Mill Creek Park last month when her aunt, Anita Carano, took the picture.

Leah Finnigan, 17 months, is the daughter of Linda and ...

Leah Finnigan, 17 months, is the daughter of Linda and Brian Finnigan of Boardman. She was in Mill Creek Park last month when her aunt, Anita Carano, took the picture.


These beautiful tulips bloomed at the home of  Bill and Sandee Timmerman in Austintown.

These beautiful tulips bloomed at the home of Bill and ...

These beautiful tulips bloomed at the home of Bill and Sandee Timmerman in Austintown.


Andrew Pietsch, 2 1/2, of San Antonio, Texas, is the grandson of Joe and Linda Pagano of Girard.

Andrew Pietsch, 2 1/2, of San Antonio, Texas, is the ...

Andrew Pietsch, 2 1/2, of San Antonio, Texas, is the grandson of Joe and Linda Pagano of Girard.


Joanna White of Canfield shared this picture of her daughter, Gemma, 1, year old, enjoying her swing.

Joanna White of Canfield shared this picture of her daughter, ...

Joanna White of Canfield shared this picture of her daughter, Gemma, 1, year old, enjoying her swing.


Isabella LaMont was enjoying a warm spring day over Easter weekend at the home of her grandparents, Ron and Cindy Perry of Lowellville. She is the daughter of Ronda and Keith LaMont of Parma Heights.

Isabella LaMont was enjoying a warm spring day over Easter ...

Isabella LaMont was enjoying a warm spring day over Easter weekend at the home of her grandparents, Ron and Cindy Perry of Lowellville. She is the daughter of Ronda and Keith LaMont of Parma Heights.


Angelo Caruso, 4, of Cuyahoga Falls is enjoying the first mud of spring. His parents grew up in the Mahoning Valley and his grandparents live in Poland and Boardman.

Angelo Caruso, 4, of Cuyahoga Falls is enjoying the first ...

Angelo Caruso, 4, of Cuyahoga Falls is enjoying the first mud of spring. His parents grew up in the Mahoning Valley and his grandparents live in Poland and Boardman.


This closeup of the blossoms on a magnolia tree at the home of Bill and Sandee Timmerman in Austintown was taken before the frost got it.

This closeup of the blossoms on a magnolia tree at ...

This closeup of the blossoms on a magnolia tree at the home of Bill and Sandee Timmerman in Austintown was taken before the frost got it.


Audry Ohl of Austintown and her daughter, Sadie.

Audry Ohl of Austintown and her daughter, Sadie.

Audry Ohl of Austintown and her daughter, Sadie.


Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.


Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.


Marissa Taneri from Sharon, Pa., at Buhl Park.

Marissa Taneri from Sharon, Pa., at Buhl Park.

Marissa Taneri from Sharon, Pa., at Buhl Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Elaine Kollar spotted this groundhog in her yard in Coitsville.

Elaine Kollar spotted this groundhog in her yard in Coitsville.

Elaine Kollar spotted this groundhog in her yard in Coitsville.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.


Briana Pietsch, 1, of San Antonio, Texas, is admiring the blue bonnets. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Linda Pagano of Girard.

Briana Pietsch, 1, of San Antonio, Texas, is admiring the ...

Briana Pietsch, 1, of San Antonio, Texas, is admiring the blue bonnets. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Linda Pagano of Girard.


Camryn Taneri from Sharon, Pa., at Buhl Park.

Camryn Taneri from Sharon, Pa., at Buhl Park.

Camryn Taneri from Sharon, Pa., at Buhl Park.


Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.

Taken by Elaine Kollar in her yard in Coitsville.


Peg Sigle of Boardman shares this picture of her long-awaited fosythia and daffodils. She says is just isn't officially spring until they bloom, and it was a very welcome arrival after this past "very long, very gloomy, very cold and very snowy winter."

Peg Sigle of Boardman shares this picture of her long-awaited ...

Peg Sigle of Boardman shares this picture of her long-awaited fosythia and daffodils. She says is just isn't officially spring until they bloom, and it was a very welcome arrival after this past "very long, ...


Kade William Heath Clark is getting ready to go see his great-grandma, Vivian Greybeal of Youngstown.

Kade William Heath Clark is getting ready to go see ...

Kade William Heath Clark is getting ready to go see his great-grandma, Vivian Greybeal of Youngstown.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield snapped this shot in Mill Creek Park.


Jeff Rowland of Leetonia sent this picture of his cat, Peewee. He said he calls this picture "Oh no! Now what do I do?"

Jeff Rowland of Leetonia sent this picture of his cat, ...

Jeff Rowland of Leetonia sent this picture of his cat, Peewee. He said he calls this picture "Oh no! Now what do I do?"


Parker Zwigler, 10 months, enjoyed her first ride on a swing at Tot's Town in Boardman Park. She is the daughter of Chad and Alyson Zwingler of Columbiana.

Parker Zwigler, 10 months, enjoyed her first ride on a ...

Parker Zwigler, 10 months, enjoyed her first ride on a swing at Tot's Town in Boardman Park. She is the daughter of Chad and Alyson Zwingler of Columbiana.


Payton Zwingler, 2 1/2, was "ecstatic" about playing at Tot's Town in Boardman Park. She is the daughter of Chad and Alyson Zwingler of Columbiana.

Payton Zwingler, 2 1/2, was "ecstatic" about playing at Tot's ...

Payton Zwingler, 2 1/2, was "ecstatic" about playing at Tot's Town in Boardman Park. She is the daughter of Chad and Alyson Zwingler of Columbiana.


Taken by Jerry Hoover of Boardman.

Taken by Jerry Hoover of Boardman.

Taken by Jerry Hoover of Boardman.


This picture was taken at the Wagon Trails Animal Park in Vienna during the cousins' annual trip there. Included are, from left, Camie Dill of Canfield, Amanda Zupko of Campbell, Megan Costantino of Austintown, Alyssa Dill of Canfield and Brittaney Zupko of Campbell.

This picture was taken at the Wagon Trails Animal Park ...

This picture was taken at the Wagon Trails Animal Park in Vienna during the cousins' annual trip there. Included are, from left, Camie Dill of Canfield, Amanda Zupko of Campbell, Megan Costantino of Austintown, Alyssa ...


Submitted by Abby Burton.

Submitted by Abby Burton.

Submitted by Abby Burton.


Aidan and Alyse Murphy, son and daughter of Theresa and Kevin Murphy, are enjoying a beautiful spring day in their front yard.

Aidan and Alyse Murphy, son and daughter of Theresa and ...

Aidan and Alyse Murphy, son and daughter of Theresa and Kevin Murphy, are enjoying a beautiful spring day in their front yard.


Rocco Ferreri, 2 1/2, of Youngstown was enjoying the warm weather when this picture was taken in his family's backyard.

Rocco Ferreri, 2 1/2, of Youngstown was enjoying the warm ...

Rocco Ferreri, 2 1/2, of Youngstown was enjoying the warm weather when this picture was taken in his family's backyard.


Jackson Kemble is the son of Dave and Leanna Kemble of Canfield.

Jackson Kemble is the son of Dave and Leanna Kemble ...

Jackson Kemble is the son of Dave and Leanna Kemble of Canfield.


JoEllen Fincham of Youngstown sent this shot of her grandson, Tyler Rich. He was 2 at the time his great aunt, Kathy Aaron, took the picture.

JoEllen Fincham of Youngstown sent this shot of her grandson, ...

JoEllen Fincham of Youngstown sent this shot of her grandson, Tyler Rich. He was 2 at the time his great aunt, Kathy Aaron, took the picture.


Ally Coppola of Lowellville visited "Daffodil Hill" in Mill Creek Park last month. The photo was taken by her aunt, Jodi Coppola.

Ally Coppola of Lowellville visited "Daffodil Hill" in Mill Creek ...

Ally Coppola of Lowellville visited "Daffodil Hill" in Mill Creek Park last month. The photo was taken by her aunt, Jodi Coppola.


The Colla twins, Nicholas and Lia, 9 months old, are the children of Nick and Nadine Colla of Boardman. Mom says they have spring fever and were trying to get outside to enjoy the great weather.

The Colla twins, Nicholas and Lia, 9 months old, are ...

The Colla twins, Nicholas and Lia, 9 months old, are the children of Nick and Nadine Colla of Boardman. Mom says they have spring fever and were trying to get outside to enjoy the great ...


This is Colin Simerlink, 20-week-old son of Justin and Farra Simerlink of Boardman.

This is Colin Simerlink, 20-week-old son of Justin and Farra ...

This is Colin Simerlink, 20-week-old son of Justin and Farra Simerlink of Boardman.


Elaine Kollar of Lowellville snapped this picture of her 5-year-old granddaughter, Natalie, during a recent visit.

Elaine Kollar of Lowellville snapped this picture of her 5-year-old ...

Elaine Kollar of Lowellville snapped this picture of her 5-year-old granddaughter, Natalie, during a recent visit.


William Barger of Boardman says, "Spring is beautiful in my eyes. This shot shows that."

William Barger of Boardman says, "Spring is beautiful in my ...

William Barger of Boardman says, "Spring is beautiful in my eyes. This shot shows that."


Lily Vari-Coppola of Lowellville visited the lily pond in Mill Creek Park last month. The photo was taken by her mom, Jodi.

Lily Vari-Coppola of Lowellville visited the lily pond in Mill ...

Lily Vari-Coppola of Lowellville visited the lily pond in Mill Creek Park last month. The photo was taken by her mom, Jodi.


Enjoying spring in the park are Madalyn Smith 6, and her grandpa, Jerry Hoover.

Enjoying spring in the park are Madalyn Smith 6, and ...

Enjoying spring in the park are Madalyn Smith 6, and her grandpa, Jerry Hoover.


Submitted by Abby Burton.

Submitted by Abby Burton.

Submitted by Abby Burton.


Michael Gorby and Erica Gaines

Michael Gorby and Erica Gaines

Michael Gorby and Erica Gaines


William D. Lewis| The Vindicator  Jan Gibson senior program director of the radiology program at Salem KSU looks over old lab and equipment that will be replaced when an old gym at KSU Salem campus is renovated into classrooms and labs.

William D. Lewis| The Vindicator Jan Gibson senior program director ...

William D. Lewis| The Vindicator Jan Gibson senior program director of the radiology program at Salem KSU looks over old lab and equipment that will be replaced when an old gym at KSU Salem campus ...


Howland’s Nick Marino is out at fi rst as Harding’s Will Frazier makes the catch in the second inning of Wednesday’s game at Howland.

Howland’s Nick Marino is out at fi rst as Harding’s ...

Howland’s Nick Marino is out at fi rst as Harding’s Will Frazier makes the catch in the second inning of Wednesday’s game at Howland.


The 2010 Escapades Variety Show at Mineral Ridge High School will include cancan dancers Jessica Fox, left, Alexa Papas, Megan Reinhart, Taylor Strohmeyer, Gina Papas and Mackenzie Rummell, posing at the high school on stage in their costumes.

The 2010 Escapades Variety Show at Mineral Ridge High School ...

The 2010 Escapades Variety Show at Mineral Ridge High School will include cancan dancers Jessica Fox, left, Alexa Papas, Megan Reinhart, Taylor Strohmeyer, Gina Papas and Mackenzie Rummell, posing at the high school on stage ...


Mineral Ridge High School art teacher Pam Plesea, left, is retiring this year after 39 years, leaving behind a legacy in her extracurricular directorship of the popular variety show “Escapades.” Here she stands on stage at the high school with “Escapades’” costume designer Cheryl George.

Mineral Ridge High School art teacher Pam Plesea, left, is ...

Mineral Ridge High School art teacher Pam Plesea, left, is retiring this year after 39 years, leaving behind a legacy in her extracurricular directorship of the popular variety show “Escapades.” Here she stands on stage ...


Neal Worman, a junior from Mohawk High School, Bessemer, Pa., donned this unusual headgear Wednesday for the 32nd annual English Festival at Youngstown State University. He said his hat helps him perform.

Neal Worman, a junior from Mohawk High School, Bessemer, Pa., ...

Neal Worman, a junior from Mohawk High School, Bessemer, Pa., donned this unusual headgear Wednesday for the 32nd annual English Festival at Youngstown State University. He said his hat helps him perform.


A barefoot Jake Rutana climbs the pole in the Little Red Schoolhouse Wednesday morning as his teacher and
classmates cheer him on. Second-graders in Linda Watts’ class at Union Elementary School, Poland, spent
the day at the schoolhouse on U.S. Route 224.

A barefoot Jake Rutana climbs the pole in the Little ...

A barefoot Jake Rutana climbs the pole in the Little Red Schoolhouse Wednesday morning as his teacher and classmates cheer him on. Second-graders in Linda Watts’ class at Union Elementary School, Poland, spent the day ...


Rachel Wolfe and Katie Masucci read from old school books as second graders from Union Elementary School,
Poland, spent Wednesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse on U.S. Route 224 to see how children their age learned many years ago.

Rachel Wolfe and Katie Masucci read from old school books ...

Rachel Wolfe and Katie Masucci read from old school books as second graders from Union Elementary School, Poland, spent Wednesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse on U.S. Route 224 to see how children their age ...


Youngstown State fi rst baseman Kim Klonowski stretches to retire Niagara’s Beck Zill (14) in the fi rst game of a doubleheader at McCune Park on Wednesday. The Penguins split the games, winning the fi rst 15-10, and losing the second 12-2.

Youngstown State fi rst baseman Kim Klonowski stretches to retire ...

Youngstown State fi rst baseman Kim Klonowski stretches to retire Niagara’s Beck Zill (14) in the fi rst game of a doubleheader at McCune Park on Wednesday. The Penguins split the games, winning the fi ...


The children of the late Ruby and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (in the photo) carry on the legacy of their father. From left, Ruby Shuttlesworth Bester, Fred Shuttlesworth Jr., Carolyn Shuttlesworth and Patricia Shuttlesworth Massengill .

The children of the late Ruby and the Rev. Fred ...

The children of the late Ruby and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (in the photo) carry on the legacy of their father. From left, Ruby Shuttlesworth Bester, Fred Shuttlesworth Jr., Carolyn Shuttlesworth and Patricia Shuttlesworth Massengill ...