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Warren Harding's #44Craig McFerrin puts up a shot over St. V defender #33 Oliver Hidebrandt.

Warren Harding's #44Craig McFerrin puts up a shot over St. ...

Warren Harding's #44Craig McFerrin puts up a shot over St. V defender #33 Oliver Hidebrandt.


Tricia Kren and Troy Litwiler of Poland are finalists among five other couples in a national competition to win an “I Love Lucy” themed wedding. Judging is done online and open to the public. The winner will be announced Feb. 14.

Tricia Kren and Troy Litwiler of Poland are finalists among ...

Tricia Kren and Troy Litwiler of Poland are finalists among five other couples in a national competition to win an “I Love Lucy” themed wedding. Judging is done online and open to the public. The ...


Devonte Housely

Devonte Housely

Devonte Housely


In this Dec. 26, 2010 file photo, people walk past a Forever 21 store in New York's Times Square. A new survey shows consumer confidence dipped in December, even after other reports suggest people increased their holiday spending at the biggest rate in four years.

In this Dec. 26, 2010 file photo, people walk past ...

In this Dec. 26, 2010 file photo, people walk past a Forever 21 store in New York's Times Square. A new survey shows consumer confidence dipped in December, even after other reports suggest people increased ...


Arliss Casey

Arliss Casey

Arliss Casey


Shaniya Ray, 10 (left), and Yanessa Butler, 7 (center), and Yeleysa Butler, 10, all members of the Boys and Girls club of Youngstown, watch as Katherine Bair, tutorial and enrichment director for the club, demonstrates crocheting on Monday, Dec. 27.

Shaniya Ray, 10 (left), and Yanessa Butler, 7 (center), and ...

Shaniya Ray, 10 (left), and Yanessa Butler, 7 (center), and Yeleysa Butler, 10, all members of the Boys and Girls club of Youngstown, watch as Katherine Bair, tutorial and enrichment director for the club, demonstrates ...


n ths Feb. 17,2009 file photo, an engine technician works on a vessel engine at the Caterpillar company in Friedrichsort near Kiel, northern Germany. More than half of the 15,000 people that Caterpillar Inc., maker of the signature yellow bulldozers and tractors, has hired this year were outside the U.S.

n ths Feb. 17,2009 file photo, an engine technician works ...

n ths Feb. 17,2009 file photo, an engine technician works on a vessel engine at the Caterpillar company in Friedrichsort near Kiel, northern Germany. More than half of the 15,000 people that Caterpillar Inc., maker ...


Mike Ambrosia of the Phantoms races Jarrod Rabey of the Indiana Ice to the puck.

Mike Ambrosia of the Phantoms races Jarrod Rabey of the ...

Mike Ambrosia of the Phantoms races Jarrod Rabey of the Indiana Ice to the puck.


The vacant former Poland Post Office at 25 Sheridan Road.

The vacant former Poland Post Office at 25 Sheridan Road.

The vacant former Poland Post Office at 25 Sheridan Road.


Shaniya Ray, 10, left, and Yanessa Butler, 7, both members of the Boys and Girls club of Youngstown, watch as Katherine Bair, tutorial and enrichment director for the club, demonstrates crocheting at the club Monday, Dec. 27.

Shaniya Ray, 10, left, and Yanessa Butler, 7, both members ...

Shaniya Ray, 10, left, and Yanessa Butler, 7, both members of the Boys and Girls club of Youngstown, watch as Katherine Bair, tutorial and enrichment director for the club, demonstrates crocheting at the club Monday, ...


In this March 2, 2007 file photo, a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio is seen after it plunged off a highway ramp in Atlanta, and slammed into the I-75 pavement below. The Ohio Supreme Court says a university's insurance coverage extended to the charter bus that crashed, killing five student baseball players and two others. An attorney for a Blufffton University player severely injured in the wreck says the 5-2 ruling issued Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, provides up to $16 million more in insurance money to pay claims.

In this March 2, 2007 file photo, a charter bus ...

In this March 2, 2007 file photo, a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio is seen after it plunged off a highway ramp in Atlanta, and slammed into the I-75 pavement ...


Joseph Solomon

Joseph Solomon

Joseph Solomon


Making an investment: Wells Fargo Advisors made a sizeable investment in the community recently by providing a $4,250 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. The grant will help the food bank provide food for those in need in the Mahoning Valley. Wells Fargo & Co. has a strong legacy of giving to the community. In 2009 the combined company contributed more than $200 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations and 1.4 million team-member hours volunteering in communities across the United States. Participating in the presentation of the grant to Second Harvest were, from left, Patti Wilson, David Patrick, Sandy Haynes and Beth Ortz, who watched as David Croutch, manager of the Canfield Branch of Wells Fargo Advisors, passed a facsimile of the check to Michael Iberis, executive director of the food bank.

Making an investment: Wells Fargo Advisors made a sizeable investment ...

Making an investment: Wells Fargo Advisors made a sizeable investment in the community recently by providing a $4,250 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. The grant will help the food bank provide ...


Help for those in need: Student council members at St. Patrick School in Hubbard continued their tradition of leadership in the school by conducting a food drive for St. Vincent De Paul Society, which operated a food pantry at St. Patrick Church in Hubbard. In addition to collecting boxes of food, the students also collected monetary donations. The funds will be used by the society to purchase items for those in need. Pictured as a check from the student council and checks from staff members of the school are presented are, from left, Mike Heincer of St. Vincent De Paul; Concetta Siedler, Katie Conlan, Emily Manion, Justin Oaks and Sandy Slenker, students; and Dan Williams of St. Vincent De Paul.

Help for those in need: Student council members at St. ...

Help for those in need: Student council members at St. Patrick School in Hubbard continued their tradition of leadership in the school by conducting a food drive for St. Vincent De Paul Society, which operated ...


Banding together: The school band at St. Patrick School in Hubbard performed a concert for other students, family members and friends on Dec. 21 at the parish center. Laura Volenik, band director, conducted the students as they presented a program of holiday classics. A segment of the concert featured a saxophone performance by several students, including, from left, Mary Lyons, Tim Wirtz and Josh Chrobak. The band is open to students in grades four through eight and presents several program throughout the year.

Banding together: The school band at St. Patrick School in ...

Banding together: The school band at St. Patrick School in Hubbard performed a concert for other students, family members and friends on Dec. 21 at the parish center. Laura Volenik, band director, conducted the students ...


Holding the first dollar he made at his new job, Paul Gonzalez Jr., of Youngstown, stands in his barbershop on  the second floor of the Youngstown YMCA.

Holding the first dollar he made at his new job, ...

Holding the first dollar he made at his new job, Paul Gonzalez Jr., of Youngstown, stands in his barbershop on the second floor of the Youngstown YMCA.