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Ohio State  quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) watches from the sidelines during second quarter action in their NCAA college football game against Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) watches from the sidelines ...

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) watches from the sidelines during second quarter action in their NCAA college football game against Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio.


Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson leaves the field after a preseason NFL football game against the  the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson leaves the field after a ...

Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson leaves the field after a preseason NFL football game against the the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Cleveland.


Phantom Mike Ambrosia moves in to score Wednesday night. He was defended by Andrew Miller of the Des Moines Buccaneers.

Phantom Mike Ambrosia moves in to score Wednesday night. He ...

Phantom Mike Ambrosia moves in to score Wednesday night. He was defended by Andrew Miller of the Des Moines Buccaneers.


Youngstown East's #24 Antonio Woods puts up a shot while Cardinal Mooney's #42 Doug Caputo and #20 Joe DeNiro get in front of him.

Youngstown East's #24 Antonio Woods puts up a shot while ...

Youngstown East's #24 Antonio Woods puts up a shot while Cardinal Mooney's #42 Doug Caputo and #20 Joe DeNiro get in front of him.


Conner Kucera of the Des Moines Buccaneers fights for possession of the puck against Phantom Ty Loney.

Conner Kucera of the Des Moines Buccaneers fights for possession ...

Conner Kucera of the Des Moines Buccaneers fights for possession of the puck against Phantom Ty Loney.


Struthers Elementary School Principal Maggie Kowach hugs first-grade Student Lauryn Mileto. The principal has formulated a list of strategies to encourage students to attend school regularly during Count Week - The period of time when students in a district are counted to determine funding for the district.

Struthers Elementary School Principal Maggie Kowach hugs first-grade Student Lauryn ...

Struthers Elementary School Principal Maggie Kowach hugs first-grade Student Lauryn Mileto. The principal has formulated a list of strategies to encourage students to attend school regularly during Count Week - The period of time when ...


Carla Larin, pictured December 15, 2010, is an intern from Bergen Academy working at PlumWillow, a fashion themed social shopping community on the Internet.

Carla Larin, pictured December 15, 2010, is an intern from ...

Carla Larin, pictured December 15, 2010, is an intern from Bergen Academy working at PlumWillow, a fashion themed social shopping community on the Internet.


William D. Lewis The Vindicator Father Gregory Maturi, pastor of St Dominic Church in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Father Gregory Maturi, pastor of ...

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Father Gregory Maturi, pastor of St Dominic Church in Youngstown.


Latrell C. Kimbrough

Latrell C. Kimbrough

Latrell C. Kimbrough


Mickey Koziorynsky, a Youngstown Street Department superviser, secures the two halves of the city’s New Year’s Eve ball. Koziorynsky is part of a crew of five that have lowered the city’s New Year’s Eve ball since 2000. A fireworks show will be provided at 9 p.m. and just after midnight at the Covelli Center.

Mickey Koziorynsky, a Youngstown Street Department superviser, secures the two ...

Mickey Koziorynsky, a Youngstown Street Department superviser, secures the two halves of the city’s New Year’s Eve ball. Koziorynsky is part of a crew of five that have lowered the city’s New Year’s Eve ball ...


FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, BP PLC Chief Executive Bob Dudley speaks at a news conference at their headquarters in London. As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control this summer, BP's financial liabilities expanded so rapidly that experts wondered if the company had drilled its last well. Only months later, though, the British oil giant has pulled itself back from the brink.

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, BP ...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, BP PLC Chief Executive Bob Dudley speaks at a news conference at their headquarters in London. As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control this ...


Mickey Koziorynsky, a supervisor in the Youngstown Street Department, guides the framework of the Youngstown New Year’s Eve ball onto the roof of the City Hall Annex building Wednesday at Front and Market streets downtown. The Youngstown Fire Department’s Ladder 22 was used to raise the 6-foot ball onto the roof because it didn’t fit through a third-floor stairwell. For more information on First Night Youngstown, visit www.firstnightyoungstown.org.

Mickey Koziorynsky, a supervisor in the Youngstown Street Department, guides ...

Mickey Koziorynsky, a supervisor in the Youngstown Street Department, guides the framework of the Youngstown New Year’s Eve ball onto the roof of the City Hall Annex building Wednesday at Front and Market streets downtown. ...


Kayle Boye, Brian Palumbo, and Natalia Lepore Hagan star as Roxie Hart, Billy Flynn and Velma Kelly in the Youngstown Playhouse's production of "Chicago," which runs September 10-19.

Kayle Boye, Brian Palumbo, and Natalia Lepore Hagan star as ...

Kayle Boye, Brian Palumbo, and Natalia Lepore Hagan star as Roxie Hart, Billy Flynn and Velma Kelly in the Youngstown Playhouse's production of "Chicago," which runs September 10-19.


Casey Ecker, 3, has  goggles adjusted as he sits on the lap of his mother, Heidi Brandl, of Newport Beach, California, before being tested by Dr. Cara Makuta, in the Neuro Kinetics Rotational chair, which helps evaluate overall inner ear functions.

Casey Ecker, 3, has goggles adjusted as he sits on ...

Casey Ecker, 3, has goggles adjusted as he sits on the lap of his mother, Heidi Brandl, of Newport Beach, California, before being tested by Dr. Cara Makuta, in the Neuro Kinetics Rotational chair, which ...


Performer Chris Brubeck

Performer Chris Brubeck

Performer Chris Brubeck


In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, Leacroft Green places a package to the correct shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon.com, the source of many presents good, bad or ugly, has patented a system that would let people exchange unwanted gifts for those they want before anything is actually shipped. For now, though, it's just a patent, so until Amazon figures out how to implement it, you may be stuck with that itchy sweater from grandma.

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, Leacroft Green places a ...

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, Leacroft Green places a package to the correct shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon.com, the source of many presents good, bad or ugly, has ...


In this July 13, 2010 file photo, demonstrators from the group 'Vuvuzelas for BP', blow vuvuzelas during a protest across the street from the BP headquarters in central London. As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control this summer, BP's financial liabilities expanded so rapidly that experts wondered if the company had drilled its last well. Only months later, though, the British oil giant has pulled itself back from the brink.

In this July 13, 2010 file photo, demonstrators from the ...

In this July 13, 2010 file photo, demonstrators from the group 'Vuvuzelas for BP', blow vuvuzelas during a protest across the street from the BP headquarters in central London. As the Gulf oil spill gushed ...


In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Andrew O'Connor, second left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Andrew O'Connor, second ...

In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Andrew O'Connor, second left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


Dr. Cara Makuta, left, gets the goggles ready for Casey Ecker, 3, as he sits on the lap of his mother, Heidi Brandl, of Newport Beach, California, before being tested by Dr. Cara Makuta, in the Neuro Kinetics Rotational chair, which helps evaluate overall inner ear functions.

Dr. Cara Makuta, left, gets the goggles ready for Casey ...

Dr. Cara Makuta, left, gets the goggles ready for Casey Ecker, 3, as he sits on the lap of his mother, Heidi Brandl, of Newport Beach, California, before being tested by Dr. Cara Makuta, in ...


Columbiana County Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Baronzzi

Columbiana County Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Baronzzi

Columbiana County Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Baronzzi


Al Nagy, right, a retired Youngstown Street Department employee, and Mickey Koziorynsky, Street Department supervisor, prepare the city’s New Year’s Eve ball on the roof of the City Hall Annex building. The ball, which will receive a covering later, will drop at midnight as part of the First Night Youngstown celebration.

Al Nagy, right, a retired Youngstown Street Department employee, and ...

Al Nagy, right, a retired Youngstown Street Department employee, and Mickey Koziorynsky, Street Department supervisor, prepare the city’s New Year’s Eve ball on the roof of the City Hall Annex building. The ball, which will ...


Alyssa Connelly, Molly Galano and Grace Vouvalis in Rust Belt Theater Company’s “Medea.”

Alyssa Connelly, Molly Galano and Grace Vouvalis in Rust Belt ...

Alyssa Connelly, Molly Galano and Grace Vouvalis in Rust Belt Theater Company’s “Medea.”


Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams


Jim Graham announces details of the MAY 2 " ENOUGH" Rally at Courthouse Square in Warren.

Jim Graham announces details of the MAY 2 " ENOUGH" ...

Jim Graham announces details of the MAY 2 " ENOUGH" Rally at Courthouse Square in Warren.


Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn

Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn

Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn


Thomas M. Humphries, CEO and president, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.

Thomas M. Humphries, CEO and president, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.

Thomas M. Humphries, CEO and president, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.


President Anderson delivers her first state of the university address.

President Anderson delivers her first state of the university address.

President Anderson delivers her first state of the university address.


Congressman Tim Ryan during election night party at Enzo's in Warren.

Congressman Tim Ryan during election night party at Enzo's in ...

Congressman Tim Ryan during election night party at Enzo's in Warren.


Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008.

Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik during a news conference in Beverly ...

Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008.


Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn

Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn

Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Tim Ryan during election night party at Enzo's in Warren.

William d Lewis The Vindicator Tim Ryan during election night ...

William d Lewis The Vindicator Tim Ryan during election night party at Enzo's in Warren.


Father Greg Maturi of St. Dominic Church

Father Greg Maturi of St. Dominic Church

Father Greg Maturi of St. Dominic Church


Mayor Jay Williams.

Mayor Jay Williams.

Mayor Jay Williams.


Holiday wrap session: Girl Scout Brownie Troop 157 of Holy Family School in Poland members have “adopted” children who live at the Beatitude House in Youngstown. In October the troop provided the youngsters with goodies, and in December they contributed small gifts and stuffed stockings for each of the children. Displaying some of the gifts they wrapped are, from left, Annie Daprile, Ava Szalay, Lucy Graziano, Anna Wollet and Lucia Naples.

Holiday wrap session: Girl Scout Brownie Troop 157 of Holy ...

Holiday wrap session: Girl Scout Brownie Troop 157 of Holy Family School in Poland members have “adopted” children who live at the Beatitude House in Youngstown. In October the troop provided the youngsters with goodies, ...


Earnhart

Earnhart

Earnhart