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The new location, which moved from a site across the street three years ago, features a more elaborate bakery, deli, pizza shop and grocery store.

The new location, which moved from a site across the ...

The new location, which moved from a site across the street three years ago, features a more elaborate bakery, deli, pizza shop and grocery store.


Frank Occhibove literally grew up in the aisles of Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, which his parents started in his grandfather’s garage on West Federal Street in Youngstown in 1974. Here Occhibove, manager of the store on Belmont Avenue in Liberty, stands in front of its bakery.

Frank Occhibove literally grew up in the aisles of Jimmy’s ...

Frank Occhibove literally grew up in the aisles of Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, which his parents started in his grandfather’s garage on West Federal Street in Youngstown in 1974. Here Occhibove, manager of the store on ...


Jeff Christy

Jeff Christy

Jeff Christy


Appollonia Baker

Appollonia Baker

Appollonia Baker


Kelly Pavlik

Kelly Pavlik

Kelly Pavlik


A line of about 150 people waited Thursday morning outside the new Austintown Goodwill location in the Austintown Plaza. The store’s grand opening continues through Saturday, and all donated merchandise is 50 percent off.

A line of about 150 people waited Thursday morning outside ...

A line of about 150 people waited Thursday morning outside the new Austintown Goodwill location in the Austintown Plaza. The store’s grand opening continues through Saturday, and all donated merchandise is 50 percent off.


Rob Portman, left, an Ohio Republican candidate for a seat in the U.S. Senate, gets a briefing from Jim Cossler, director of the Youngstown Business Incubator, during a tour of the facility. Portman said Thursday he was impressed by what he saw and suggested the incubator should be held up as a model for other incubators across the state.

Rob Portman, left, an Ohio Republican candidate for a seat ...

Rob Portman, left, an Ohio Republican candidate for a seat in the U.S. Senate, gets a briefing from Jim Cossler, director of the Youngstown Business Incubator, during a tour of the facility. Portman said Thursday ...


Dick Hartzell

Dick Hartzell

Dick Hartzell


Dianna Bondi and her 8-year-old granddaughter, Lezlee Bondi, visit the Austintown Goodwill Store during its grand opening. About 150 people lined up Thursday morning outside the store in the Austintown Plaza on Mahoning Avenue to be the first ones inside when doors opened at 9 a.m.

Dianna Bondi and her 8-year-old granddaughter, Lezlee Bondi, visit the ...

Dianna Bondi and her 8-year-old granddaughter, Lezlee Bondi, visit the Austintown Goodwill Store during its grand opening. About 150 people lined up Thursday morning outside the store in the Austintown Plaza on Mahoning Avenue to ...


James "Bo" Wetzl

James "Bo" Wetzl

James "Bo" Wetzl


Pianists perform for YMTA: The Vindicator: Following a business meeting on Feb. 21 at Old North Church in Canfield, a piano recital was presented for members of the Youngstown Music Teachers Association. Performing were Sean Baran of Austintown, president of Dana Piano Guild; and James Vasconi of Sharon, Pa., a graduate assistant at Youngstown State University who will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bliss Hall. Sharing a moment at the YMTA event are, from left, Audrey Rhinehart, Baran, Vasconi and Diane Yazvac.

Pianists perform for YMTA: The Vindicator: Following a business meeting ...

Pianists perform for YMTA: The Vindicator: Following a business meeting on Feb. 21 at Old North Church in Canfield, a piano recital was presented for members of the Youngstown Music Teachers Association. Performing were Sean ...


William McCants

William McCants

William McCants


 Jim Graham

Jim Graham

Jim Graham


Youngstown State defenders Vance Gibbs (28) and Andre Elliot (2) put pressure on fullback Dan Banna (45) during Wednesday’s football practice at Stambaugh Stadium. Head coach Eric Wolford spent a portion of Wednesday’s practice talking about the importance of handling pressure situations and remaining composed. The Penguins will suit up for their annual spring game Saturday.

Youngstown State defenders Vance Gibbs (28) and Andre Elliot (2) ...

Youngstown State defenders Vance Gibbs (28) and Andre Elliot (2) put pressure on fullback Dan Banna (45) during Wednesday’s football practice at Stambaugh Stadium. Head coach Eric Wolford spent a portion of Wednesday’s practice talking ...


Dr. Michael K. Obeng, chief of plastic surgery at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, and Kathleen M. Price, founder and director of Mission of Love, stand beneath the nose art on a C-130 Hercules cargo plane unveiled Wednesday . The 910th has transported 380,000 pounds of humanitarian aid for the Mission of Love over the last 11 years. R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide Inc., founded by Dr. Obeng, is planning a humanitarian mission to Ghana in the near future.

Dr. Michael K. Obeng, chief of plastic surgery at St. ...

Dr. Michael K. Obeng, chief of plastic surgery at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, and Kathleen M. Price, founder and director of Mission of Love, stand beneath the nose art on a C-130 Hercules cargo ...


Cosmo Iamurri, owner of Pro Quality Land Development in Campbell, tears down the Essence Lounge on U.S. Route 422. Iamurri did the razing in return for some city land near his business.

Cosmo Iamurri, owner of Pro Quality Land Development in Campbell, ...

Cosmo Iamurri, owner of Pro Quality Land Development in Campbell, tears down the Essence Lounge on U.S. Route 422. Iamurri did the razing in return for some city land near his business.


A deputy sheriff removes Maurice Clarett’s handcuff s during a courtroom hearing Wednesday in Columbus. The judge cleared the way for the former Ohio State football star to be transferred to a smaller detention facility in the city.

A deputy sheriff removes Maurice Clarett’s handcuff s during a ...

A deputy sheriff removes Maurice Clarett’s handcuff s during a courtroom hearing Wednesday in Columbus. The judge cleared the way for the former Ohio State football star to be transferred to a smaller detention facility ...


Mary Lou Finesilver reads the various languages on the Peace Pole outside Boardman Center Middle School, Market Street. The memorial pole was dedicated in a Wednesday morning service to Holocaust survivor Bill Vegh, who died in June. Vegh was a frequent speaker to Boardman students about his experience. The ceremony
featured a presentation by Eva Schloss, also a Holocaust survivor. After the Holocaust, Schloss’s mother married Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank.

Mary Lou Finesilver reads the various languages on the Peace ...

Mary Lou Finesilver reads the various languages on the Peace Pole outside Boardman Center Middle School, Market Street. The memorial pole was dedicated in a Wednesday morning service to Holocaust survivor Bill Vegh, who died ...


Youngstown State’s Tom Clayton (22) and Andrew Heck (8) of Duquesne wait for the official ruling on a close play at second base during Wednesday’s game at Eastwood Field in Niles. Clayton was safe, and the Penguins went on to win 22-8.

Youngstown State’s Tom Clayton (22) and Andrew Heck (8) of ...

Youngstown State’s Tom Clayton (22) and Andrew Heck (8) of Duquesne wait for the official ruling on a close play at second base during Wednesday’s game at Eastwood Field in Niles. Clayton was safe, and ...


Donald Williams

Donald Williams

Donald Williams