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RELIGIOUS ICON: This framed picture is for sale in the Monastery Inn’s bookstore and gift shop. A group of monks from the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church purchased the former Canfield Colonial Motel on U.S. Route 224 in Canfield and are turning the property into an outreach and retreat center.

RELIGIOUS ICON: This framed picture is for sale in the ...

RELIGIOUS ICON: This framed picture is for sale in the Monastery Inn’s bookstore and gift shop. A group of monks from the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church purchased the former Canfield Colonial Motel on U.S. Route ...


John Messer

John Messer

John Messer


A DIFFERENT TAKE: Audra Dull, 15, of Niles, gave her opinion of the holiday in this painting, created during Thursday’s party. Contrary to the theme of the Anti-Valentine’s Day event, she said she considers the Feb. 14 observance “cool.”

A DIFFERENT TAKE: Audra Dull, 15, of Niles, gave her ...

A DIFFERENT TAKE: Audra Dull, 15, of Niles, gave her opinion of the holiday in this painting, created during Thursday’s party. Contrary to the theme of the Anti-Valentine’s Day event, she said she considers the ...


IN CUSTODY: Keith Urso will remain in Trumbull County Jail for at least the next week while attorneys prepare to argue why the Warren man with 14 drunken-driving convictions should or should not be kept away from the public.

IN CUSTODY: Keith Urso will remain in Trumbull County Jail ...

IN CUSTODY: Keith Urso will remain in Trumbull County Jail for at least the next week while attorneys prepare to argue why the Warren man with 14 drunken-driving convictions should or should not be kept ...


ANTI-PARTYING: Emerald Collins, 15, and Aree Adams, 14, both of Niles, paint during an anti-Valentine’s Day party at the William McKinley Memorial Library in Niles on Thursday afternoon.

ANTI-PARTYING: Emerald Collins, 15, and Aree Adams, 14, both of ...

ANTI-PARTYING: Emerald Collins, 15, and Aree Adams, 14, both of Niles, paint during an anti-Valentine’s Day party at the William McKinley Memorial Library in Niles on Thursday afternoon.


Joe Schiavoni

Joe Schiavoni

Joe Schiavoni


WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Father Anthony and Bishop Timothy cut the ribbon Thursday at the Monastery Inn in Canfield. The monastery is the former Canfield Colonial Motel and was purchased by monks from the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church who moved from the West Side of Cleveland. It includes short and long-term accommodations, a bookstore and gift shop and will eventually have a retreat center.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Father Anthony and Bishop Timothy cut the ribbon ...

WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Father Anthony and Bishop Timothy cut the ribbon Thursday at the Monastery Inn in Canfield. The monastery is the former Canfield Colonial Motel and was purchased by monks from the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic ...


UNDEFEATED BULLDOGS: Youngstown State’s Vytas Sulskis (44) grabs for a rebound while being blocked by Butler’s Ronald Nored (5), Zach Hahn (3) and Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of Thursday’s game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins lost another one to the Bulldogs, who with the 68-57 win remain undefeated in the Horizon League.

UNDEFEATED BULLDOGS: Youngstown State’s Vytas Sulskis (44) grabs for a ...

UNDEFEATED BULLDOGS: Youngstown State’s Vytas Sulskis (44) grabs for a rebound while being blocked by Butler’s Ronald Nored (5), Zach Hahn (3) and Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of Thursday’s game at YSU’s ...


Christopher M. Breen

Christopher M. Breen

Christopher M. Breen


NOVELTY ITEMS: Small stuffed animals are for sale inside the Monastery Inn’s bookstore and gift shop. Bishop Timothy, of the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church, said the shop is one way they are trying to raise money to renovate the facility. Religious books, pictures and other items can be purchased, as well as some non-religious items.

NOVELTY ITEMS: Small stuffed animals are for sale inside the ...

NOVELTY ITEMS: Small stuffed animals are for sale inside the Monastery Inn’s bookstore and gift shop. Bishop Timothy, of the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church, said the shop is one way they are trying to raise ...


Oakhill Renaissance Place in Youngstown

Oakhill Renaissance Place in Youngstown

Oakhill Renaissance Place in Youngstown


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) drives to the hoop while defended by Butler's Willie Veasley (21)  during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) drives to the hoop ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) drives to the hoop while defended by Butler's Willie Veasley (21) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vytas Sulskis (44) reaches for a rebound while blocked by Butler's Zach Hahn (3) and Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vytas Sulskis (44) reaches for a rebound ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vytas Sulskis (44) reaches for a rebound while blocked by Butler's Zach Hahn (3) and Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vance Cooksey (4) struggles past Butler's Zach Hahn (3) and Willie Veasley (21) and is ultimately fouled during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vance Cooksey (4) struggles past Butler's Zach ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vance Cooksey (4) struggles past Butler's Zach Hahn (3) and Willie Veasley (21) and is ultimately fouled during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Ashen Ward (20) looks for the open man while defended by Butler's Zach Hahn (3) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Ashen Ward (20) looks for the open ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Ashen Ward (20) looks for the open man while defended by Butler's Zach Hahn (3) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Sirlester Martin (5) looks for the open man during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Sirlester Martin (5) looks for the open ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Sirlester Martin (5) looks for the open man during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) and Butler's Gordon Hayward (20) are unable to come up with a rebound during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) and Butler's Gordon Hayward ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) and Butler's Gordon Hayward (20) are unable to come up with a rebound during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vance Cooksey (4) struggles past Butler's Zach Hahn (3) and Willie Veasley (21) and is ultimately fouled during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vance Cooksey (4) struggles past Butler's Zach ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's Vance Cooksey (4) struggles past Butler's Zach Hahn (3) and Willie Veasley (21) and is ultimately fouled during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) drives to the hoop while defended by Butler's Willie Veasley (21)  during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) drives to the hoop ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.YSU's DeAndre Mays (1) drives to the hoop while defended by Butler's Willie Veasley (21) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


Eric Susa and Erica Lepore

Eric Susa and Erica Lepore

Eric Susa and Erica Lepore


Erin McGuire and James Chimento

Erin McGuire and James Chimento

Erin McGuire and James Chimento


WINTER WOES: Snow did not let up all day Wednesday, creating challenges for road crews and motorists, such as those motoring on Wick Avenue near Youngstown State University.

WINTER WOES: Snow did not let up all day Wednesday, ...

WINTER WOES: Snow did not let up all day Wednesday, creating challenges for road crews and motorists, such as those motoring on Wick Avenue near Youngstown State University.


Michael F. Palumbo

Michael F. Palumbo

Michael F. Palumbo


Loch Beachum, Youngstown City School Board

Loch Beachum, Youngstown City School Board

Loch Beachum, Youngstown City School Board


Sidney Cornwell

Sidney Cornwell

Sidney Cornwell


Keith Urso

Keith Urso

Keith Urso


Start your engines: Professional Arenacross riders vie for a shot at the championship. Above, Brock Sellards flies through the air.

Start your engines: Professional Arenacross riders vie for a shot ...

Start your engines: Professional Arenacross riders vie for a shot at the championship. Above, Brock Sellards flies through the air.


EYES ON THE FUTURE: Justin Joseph Edwards recently released his second album. He will be performing at Salty Grogs in Boardman on Saturday night.

EYES ON THE FUTURE: Justin Joseph Edwards recently released his ...

EYES ON THE FUTURE: Justin Joseph Edwards recently released his second album. He will be performing at Salty Grogs in Boardman on Saturday night.


FREE FUEL: Officials stand in front of a flame of methane gas at the Struthers waste-treatment plant. The city and Mahoning County will save money when two new generators capture the methane and use it to power the plant. From left are: Gary DiOrio of MS Consultants, which designed the project; Tony Fire, 1st Ward councilman; county commissioners Anthony Traficanti and David Ludt; Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker; and plant manager Bob Gentile.

FREE FUEL: Officials stand in front of a flame of ...

FREE FUEL: Officials stand in front of a flame of methane gas at the Struthers waste-treatment plant. The city and Mahoning County will save money when two new generators capture the methane and use it ...