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Luke Holko, 5, attends a news conference announcing a day in his honor. Luke Holko Day will be the theme of Sunday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball game. Luke was injured by a foul ball at a game last September.

Luke Holko, 5, attends a news conference announcing a day ...

Luke Holko, 5, attends a news conference announcing a day in his honor. Luke Holko Day will be the theme of Sunday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball game. Luke was injured by a foul ball at ...


Dominique Barnes

Dominique Barnes

Dominique Barnes


Youngstown State wide receiver Dominique Barnes is hoisted in the air by Penguin guard Eric Rodemoyer (64) after scoring the winning touchdown in last season’s game against North Dakota State University. On Monday, the two seniors were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s preseason team.

Youngstown State wide receiver Dominique Barnes is hoisted in the ...

Youngstown State wide receiver Dominique Barnes is hoisted in the air by Penguin guard Eric Rodemoyer (64) after scoring the winning touchdown in last season’s game against North Dakota State University. On Monday, the two ...


Eric Rodemyer

Eric Rodemyer

Eric Rodemyer


Luke Holko walks out with his dad Chad Holko at a Monday news conference announcing Luke Holko Day. Luke will be included in a team set of baseball cards given out during Sunday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers game.

Luke Holko walks out with his dad Chad Holko at ...

Luke Holko walks out with his dad Chad Holko at a Monday news conference announcing Luke Holko Day. Luke will be included in a team set of baseball cards given out during Sunday’s Mahoning Valley ...


YSU’s linebacking corps — considered to be an area of strength going into the preseason — took a hit Monday with the loss of senior Na’eem Outler, shown here, and sophomore Taylor Hill.

YSU’s linebacking corps — considered to be an area of ...

YSU’s linebacking corps — considered to be an area of strength going into the preseason — took a hit Monday with the loss of senior Na’eem Outler, shown here, and sophomore Taylor Hill.


YSU’s linebacking corps — considered to be an area of strength going into the preseason — took a hit Monday
with the loss of senior Na’eem Outler and sophomore Taylor Hill, shown here.

YSU’s linebacking corps — considered to be an area of ...

YSU’s linebacking corps — considered to be an area of strength going into the preseason — took a hit Monday with the loss of senior Na’eem Outler and sophomore Taylor Hill, shown here.


Youngstown Patrol Officer Ed Kenney gets ready to start his shift to protect and to serve city residents with his partner Greg Mullennex, in the patrol car. The two were ready to go Monday. Today is the 27th annual National Night Out against crime, and several events are planned on Youngstown’s North Side to highlight the community’s efforts to curb criminal activity in area neighborhoods.

Youngstown Patrol Officer Ed Kenney gets ready to start his ...

Youngstown Patrol Officer Ed Kenney gets ready to start his shift to protect and to serve city residents with his partner Greg Mullennex, in the patrol car. The two were ready to go Monday. Today ...


Demoliton has begun on the old Jackson-Milton High School, built in 1913. It's on Mahoning Avenue across from Spitzer Chevrolet near state Route 45 in Jackson Township. Crews from M&M Demolition Inc., Vienna, said it should take about a month to complete the job.

Demoliton has begun on the old Jackson-Milton High School, built ...

Demoliton has begun on the old Jackson-Milton High School, built in 1913. It's on Mahoning Avenue across from Spitzer Chevrolet near state Route 45 in Jackson Township. Crews from M&M Demolition Inc., Vienna, said it ...


College course explained: Austintown Rotary learned the benefits of attending a community college during a recent meeting. Presenting the informative talk was, at right, Terry Shifflet of Eastern Gateway Community College, a fully accredited two-year associate degree college that enables students to obtain a degree in more than 60 majors that will transfer or qualify for the job market or certificate programs. The admissions department can schedule an appointment for a tour of one of the six locations closest to the student. To arrange for a tour call the valley center at 330-884-0860. A brochure released by the college is displayed by, at left, Susan Leetch, Rotary president.

College course explained: Austintown Rotary learned the benefits of attending ...

College course explained: Austintown Rotary learned the benefits of attending a community college during a recent meeting. Presenting the informative talk was, at right, Terry Shifflet of Eastern Gateway Community College, a fully accredited two-year ...


Letting them know: They’re worth it: Mariellen Rich, center, recently presented 30 copies of “You Are Worth the World” books to the children at Easter Seals, along with a poster. Rich is a member of Angels of Easter Seals. You Are Worth the World is a project that helps local children at Casa Madre, in Kenya and at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Casa Madre is a respite house run by the Ursuline Sisters for kids with HIV or AIDS. The book is meant to inspire the children to realize their importance in the world and the awareness of the beauty around them. Children from Easter Seals, Kenya and the NIHA illustrated the book. For a new book by Rich, “Freckles the Fabulous Fish,” the children of Easter Seals are doing the illustrations. On Rich’s right is Amanda Auriemma, Easter Seals staff member, on her left is staff member Pam Rainey, and behind Rich is staff member Heather Cominsky.

Letting them know: They’re worth it: Mariellen Rich, center, recently ...

Letting them know: They’re worth it: Mariellen Rich, center, recently presented 30 copies of “You Are Worth the World” books to the children at Easter Seals, along with a poster. Rich is a member of ...


Hail to the Italian queen: Alina Angelilli, at right, was crowned queen at the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest on Friday in downtown Youngstown. Angelilli, 16, is from Poland. She is an honor student at Struthers High School, where she is a cheerleader, and serves as a singer at St. Nicholas Church. She was chosen from among 16 contestants. First runner-up was Angelia Krpicak (center), 16,  from Canfield and Canfield High School, where she is a cheerleader. Krpicak has won numerous awards in dance competition. Second runner-up was Joelle Pallone, 18, from Lowellville. She is an honor student and vice president of the Italian Club as well as a cheerleader at Lowellville High School. Pallone holds two school track records and is involved in community theater.

Hail to the Italian queen: Alina Angelilli, at right, was ...

Hail to the Italian queen: Alina Angelilli, at right, was crowned queen at the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest on Friday in downtown Youngstown. Angelilli, 16, is from Poland. She is an honor student at Struthers ...


Colin Gruver, 6, of Ravenna reaches to pet the animals with his mother, Hallie Gruver, close behind in Dottie and LouÕs Petting Zoo at Wagon Trails.

Colin Gruver, 6, of Ravenna reaches to pet the animals ...

Colin Gruver, 6, of Ravenna reaches to pet the animals with his mother, Hallie Gruver, close behind in Dottie and LouÕs Petting Zoo at Wagon Trails.


Danny Guido of Leetonia and his son, Joseph, 5, hang out with Bubbie the camel, who was born in early March and now resides at Wagon Trails Animal Park in Vienna.

Danny Guido of Leetonia and his son, Joseph, 5, hang ...

Danny Guido of Leetonia and his son, Joseph, 5, hang out with Bubbie the camel, who was born in early March and now resides at Wagon Trails Animal Park in Vienna.


A baby water buff alo touches noses with its mother at Wagon Trails. The baby was born in late July.

A baby water buff alo touches noses with its mother ...

A baby water buff alo touches noses with its mother at Wagon Trails. The baby was born in late July.


You can feed Evil the ostrich as well as other animals during your visit to Wagon Trails.

You can feed Evil the ostrich as well as other ...

You can feed Evil the ostrich as well as other animals during your visit to Wagon Trails.


Carle Tofil, 16, left, of Struthers and Margo Ucchino, 18, of Poland practice rescue techniques during a lifeguard-training class at the D.D. & Velma Davis YMCA in Boardman.

Carle Tofil, 16, left, of Struthers and Margo Ucchino, 18, ...

Carle Tofil, 16, left, of Struthers and Margo Ucchino, 18, of Poland practice rescue techniques during a lifeguard-training class at the D.D. & Velma Davis YMCA in Boardman.


LISA-ANN ISHIHARA | THE VINDICATOR..Cars pack into Boardman Park for the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club car show. John Sylvester of Boardman brought his 1957 Bel Air, front.

LISA-ANN ISHIHARA | THE VINDICATOR..Cars pack into Boardman Park for ...

LISA-ANN ISHIHARA | THE VINDICATOR..Cars pack into Boardman Park for the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club car show. John Sylvester of Boardman brought his 1957 Bel Air, front.


Mark Seger of Cortland Ohio is about to put up a shot over Phil Monfoletto of Buffalo New York.

Mark Seger of Cortland Ohio is about to put up ...

Mark Seger of Cortland Ohio is about to put up a shot over Phil Monfoletto of Buffalo New York.


Megan, 3, and Meredith Blair, 8, of Mineral Ridge explore the upstairs master bedroom at the Ward-Thomas Museum during Heritage Day.

Megan, 3, and Meredith Blair, 8, of Mineral Ridge explore ...

Megan, 3, and Meredith Blair, 8, of Mineral Ridge explore the upstairs master bedroom at the Ward-Thomas Museum during Heritage Day.


A safari ride rolls through Wagon Trails as the animals approach for feeding.

A safari ride rolls through Wagon Trails as the animals ...

A safari ride rolls through Wagon Trails as the animals approach for feeding.


George Powell and his daughter, Tori, of East Palestine check out a Bel Air at the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club Inc. show. George owns a 1937 Rio half-ton pickup street rod and recently purchased a 1923 Ford Model T.

George Powell and his daughter, Tori, of East Palestine check ...

George Powell and his daughter, Tori, of East Palestine check out a Bel Air at the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club Inc. show. George owns a 1937 Rio half-ton pickup street rod and recently purchased ...


Sophie, left,11, and Sadie, 10, Bertok.

Sophie, left,11, and Sadie, 10, Bertok.

Sophie, left,11, and Sadie, 10, Bertok.


Marlene and Larry Clark of Canfield and Jim Bradick of Youngstown, check out Jerry Kolesar's 1935 Chevy at Boardman Park for the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club car show.

Marlene and Larry Clark of Canfield and Jim Bradick of ...

Marlene and Larry Clark of Canfield and Jim Bradick of Youngstown, check out Jerry Kolesar's 1935 Chevy at Boardman Park for the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club car show.


Nicci Dunkerton of Bristolville packs up in preparation for her freshman year at Hiram College.

Nicci Dunkerton of Bristolville packs up in preparation for her ...

Nicci Dunkerton of Bristolville packs up in preparation for her freshman year at Hiram College.


Williamsport’s Ceasar Hernandez (7) leaps over Mahoning Valley’s Jesus Aguilar as Aguilar tries to break up a double play during Sunday’s game at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Scrappers lost their second game in as many nights to the Crosscutters, who won 5-3.

Williamsport’s Ceasar Hernandez (7) leaps over Mahoning Valley’s Jesus Aguilar ...

Williamsport’s Ceasar Hernandez (7) leaps over Mahoning Valley’s Jesus Aguilar as Aguilar tries to break up a double play during Sunday’s game at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Scrappers lost their second game in as ...


Canfield Varsity cheerleaders pose before their 1st playoff win against Aurora!!!

Canfield Varsity cheerleaders pose before their 1st playoff win against ...

Canfield Varsity cheerleaders pose before their 1st playoff win against Aurora!!!


Canfield varsity cheerleaders Marissa Carbon, Adrianna Oddo,, and Ceara Carney “ham it up” with their Halloween faces before the Canfield-Poland rival game!

Canfield varsity cheerleaders Marissa Carbon, Adrianna Oddo,, and Ceara Carney ...

Canfield varsity cheerleaders Marissa Carbon, Adrianna Oddo,, and Ceara Carney “ham it up” with their Halloween faces before the Canfield-Poland rival game!