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Tiny Tim and tea: The 50 women attending the Holiday Tea Luncheon hosted by the Harding Park Meeting House committee in Hubbard on Dec. 11 were greeted with a cheery “ ’ello” from Tiny Tim, played by Nathan Clark, above, who invited them for a “lovely cup of tea.” As they enjoyed a five-course lunch, Linda Ruggles on the piano and Sarah Clark on the harp entertained the diners. State Sen. Capri Cafaro was among the guests. The tea luncheon fundraiser, hosted by the nonprofit Harding House committee and Hubbard Rotary, contributes to the goal of building the Harding Park Meeting House. The meeting house will incorporate parts of the original 1857 church that once stood on Liberty Street and a section will be dedicated to a historical view of the building over the years, featuring artifacts and photos dating back to 1857. For more information on this nonprofit group and this project, go to the Harding Park Meeting House Facebook page or the website at www.hardingparkmeetinghouse.org.

Tiny Tim and tea: The 50 women attending the Holiday ...

Tiny Tim and tea: The 50 women attending the Holiday Tea Luncheon hosted by the Harding Park Meeting House committee in Hubbard on Dec. 11 were greeted with a cheery “ ’ello” from Tiny Tim, ...


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Sharing the wealth: Funds to benefit needy veterans and their families were raised during a yearly reverse raffle and basket auction sponsored by Catholic War Veterans Post 1292 of Youngstown. Mark Bell, administrator of the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Clinic on Belmont Avenue, at left, accepted the $1,200 donation during a meeting with, from left, Al Bisker, Post 1292 trustee; Bob Brienke, volunteer service officer at the clinic; and Gary Barnes, commander of Post 1292.

Sharing the wealth: Funds to benefit needy veterans and their ...

Sharing the wealth: Funds to benefit needy veterans and their families were raised during a yearly reverse raffle and basket auction sponsored by Catholic War Veterans Post 1292 of Youngstown. Mark Bell, administrator of the ...


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Mentors in the making: Don Garrett, left, of Youngstown Goodwill Industries spoke recently at a meeting of the Youngstown Rotary Club regarding the Goodwill Goodguides program. The youth program provides a one-on-one mentor to low-income, at-risk youngsters by older mentors and includes the youths’ families. The mentors are required to commit for one year, have a minimum of four hours per month with the youth, and communicate with the parents. With Garrett is Rotarian John Fahnert.

Mentors in the making: Don Garrett, left, of Youngstown Goodwill ...

Mentors in the making: Don Garrett, left, of Youngstown Goodwill Industries spoke recently at a meeting of the Youngstown Rotary Club regarding the Goodwill Goodguides program. The youth program provides a one-on-one mentor to low-income, ...


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Penny

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Penny

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Penny


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pernotto

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pernotto

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pernotto


Habitat volunteers are honored: Four volunteers were recognized by Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County for their work at Habitat’s ReStore and service to the organization. From left to right are Joe McCabe, Bette Pacella, Aggie Butler and Joseph Hallas, who received the Golden Nail awards at a dinner in late November. Hallas has volunteered at ReStore for three years, and Butler, McCabe and Pacella donated their time over two years. Presenting the awards was ReStore manager Linda Hartwig, not pictured, who explained the importance of volunteers in the success of the organization. Habitat has built 29 homes, and its goal for 2011 is to build four more. The profits of ReStore pay for the administration of the Habitat projects.

Habitat volunteers are honored: Four volunteers were recognized by Habitat ...

Habitat volunteers are honored: Four volunteers were recognized by Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County for their work at Habitat’s ReStore and service to the organization. From left to right are Joe McCabe, Bette Pacella, ...


Do unto others ... Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard recently sent Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown a check for $275 to benefit one of its programs, Keep Kids Warm, this winter. Catholic Charities offers the program to low-income families who do not qualify for other forms of government assistance. The money raised from the students’ dress-down day each Friday goes to different organizations that help those in need. The students also donate food items to local food banks. Among the students are, from left to right in front, Claire Riffle, Gia Li Dugan and Sammy Murcho; middle, Joe Madeline; and back, Bobby Dulay and Katie Conlan.

Do unto others ... Students at St. Patrick School in ...

Do unto others ... Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard recently sent Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown a check for $275 to benefit one of its programs, Keep Kids Warm, this winter. ...


Bowled over by cereal: Austintown Kiwanis, led by Vice President Mary Ann Herschel, left, and President Carole Powers, collected more than 40 boxes of cereal as a Christmas project for the club. The cereal will be donated to the Salvation Army to be given to needy families in the area. The club designates the last Wednesday of each month as Kiwanis Cereal Day to help the Salvation Army all year long.

Bowled over by cereal: Austintown Kiwanis, led by Vice President ...

Bowled over by cereal: Austintown Kiwanis, led by Vice President Mary Ann Herschel, left, and President Carole Powers, collected more than 40 boxes of cereal as a Christmas project for the club. The cereal will ...


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Spreading good, old-fashioned cheer: On Dec. 12 members of the Junior Division of the Golden Rose Queen of Ireland LAOH of Mahoning County presented Christmas shows and took homemade cookies to residents at two nursing homes as a service project. First, the juniors performed at noon at Assumption Village, where they gathered by the Christmas tree, above, for a group picture. They also sang all the favorite Christmas songs, followed by an exhibition of Irish Dance by students of the Theresa Burke School of Irish Dance. At 2 p.m. the juniors presented the program and cookies to residents at the Inn at Christine Valley, where Shamus Kerrigan, grandfather of juniors Vice President Christine Kerrigan, is a resident. Christine qualified in the Midwest Oireachtas to compete in the World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin, Ireland, in 2011.

Spreading good, old-fashioned cheer: On Dec. 12 members of the ...

Spreading good, old-fashioned cheer: On Dec. 12 members of the Junior Division of the Golden Rose Queen of Ireland LAOH of Mahoning County presented Christmas shows and took homemade cookies to residents at two nursing ...


North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie (5) pulls down an offensive rebound surrounded by three Youngstown State players during first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.  (AP Photo/TheNews & Observer, Michael McLoone)

North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie (5) pulls down an offensive ...

North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie (5) pulls down an offensive rebound surrounded by three Youngstown State players during first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the RBC Center ...


Students from Campbell Middle School get ready to load 50 care packages for troops in Afghanistan into a mail truck. With the help of local postmaster John Dickey, students in Amanda Bowker’s seventh- and eighth-grade accelerated classes prepared the packages this week. They sent them off Thursday afternoon.

Students from Campbell Middle School get ready to load 50 ...

Students from Campbell Middle School get ready to load 50 care packages for troops in Afghanistan into a mail truck. With the help of local postmaster John Dickey, students in Amanda Bowker’s seventh- and eighth-grade ...


Campbell Middle School student Alyssa Gavlek, right,  hands a care package to postal worker Sue Hamilton.

Campbell Middle School student Alyssa Gavlek, right, hands a care ...

Campbell Middle School student Alyssa Gavlek, right, hands a care package to postal worker Sue Hamilton.


Miranda Todd

Miranda Todd

Miranda Todd


A shotgun blast blows the latch off a bedroom door as part of a tactical-entry training exercise by members of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force.

A shotgun blast blows the latch off a bedroom door ...

A shotgun blast blows the latch off a bedroom door as part of a tactical-entry training exercise by members of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force.


Law-enforcement officials approach a vacant house on Southern Boulevard they used as a training location and to show police presence in the neighborhood on Youngstown’s South Side.

Law-enforcement officials approach a vacant house on Southern Boulevard they ...

Law-enforcement officials approach a vacant house on Southern Boulevard they used as a training location and to show police presence in the neighborhood on Youngstown’s South Side.


(13) Allie Deluco of Hubbard and (50) Destiny Prusky fight for the ball Thursday night.

(13) Allie Deluco of Hubbard and (50) Destiny Prusky fight ...

(13) Allie Deluco of Hubbard and (50) Destiny Prusky fight for the ball Thursday night.


Joe Skerk, 47, places an "A" with the number 19 written on it, at the Bob Feller statue at Progressive Field Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in Cleveland. The "A" recognizes the service on the warship "Alabama" by Feller. Feller, one of baseball's greatest pitchers during a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Indians, died Wednesday night Dec. 15, 2010. He was 92.

Joe Skerk, 47, places an "A" with the number 19 ...

Joe Skerk, 47, places an "A" with the number 19 written on it, at the Bob Feller statue at Progressive Field Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in Cleveland. The "A" recognizes the service on the warship ...


Maggie Brogan, a fourth-grader at Dobbins Elementary in Poland, won the 2011 Ohio Radon Poster Contest. She received an award from the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday.

Maggie Brogan, a fourth-grader at Dobbins Elementary in Poland, won ...

Maggie Brogan, a fourth-grader at Dobbins Elementary in Poland, won the 2011 Ohio Radon Poster Contest. She received an award from the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday.


YSU's Tieara Jones (32) fights Kent's Sina King (42) for the loose ball under the YSU basket during their game at Beeghly Center on Thursday night.

YSU's Tieara Jones (32) fights Kent's Sina King (42) for ...

YSU's Tieara Jones (32) fights Kent's Sina King (42) for the loose ball under the YSU basket during their game at Beeghly Center on Thursday night.


A shotgun blast blows the latch off a bedroom door as part of a tactical-entry training exercise by members of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force.

A shotgun blast blows the latch off a bedroom door ...

A shotgun blast blows the latch off a bedroom door as part of a tactical-entry training exercise by members of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force.