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REEN BUILDING: The Arlington Heights Recreation Center, 801 Park Ave., in the midst of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Arlington Heights housing community on the city’s North Side, has received a U.S. Green Building Council award for its energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and water-conserving plumbing fixtures. The center opened in January 2009.

REEN BUILDING: The Arlington Heights Recreation Center, 801 Park Ave., ...

REEN BUILDING: The Arlington Heights Recreation Center, 801 Park Ave., in the midst of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Arlington Heights housing community on the city’s North Side, has received a U.S. Green Building Council ...


VICTIM’S SISTER: Terri Rasul, right, of Youngstown, a sister of slain shopkeeper Isam Salman, listens to legal arguments during a 7th District Court of Appeals hearing Tuesday on whether Mark Aaron Brown should get a new trial for the 1994 murder of her brother and Hayder Al-Turk, a clerk at the Midway Market on Elm Street. Other members of the victims’ families are at left. Brown’s execution is set for Thursday.

VICTIM’S SISTER: Terri Rasul, right, of Youngstown, a sister of ...

VICTIM’S SISTER: Terri Rasul, right, of Youngstown, a sister of slain shopkeeper Isam Salman, listens to legal arguments during a 7th District Court of Appeals hearing Tuesday on whether Mark Aaron Brown should get a ...


Michael Johnson (23) gets fouled on the way to the hoop by (24) Matthias Tayala during their game Tuesday night in McDonald.

Michael Johnson (23) gets fouled on the way to the ...

Michael Johnson (23) gets fouled on the way to the hoop by (24) Matthias Tayala during their game Tuesday night in McDonald.


COOKIES SHIPPED: Boxes of cookies sit in Zack Lord’s living room in Hubbard just before being shipped to U.S. military personnel serving overseas.

COOKIES SHIPPED: Boxes of cookies sit in Zack Lord’s living ...

COOKIES SHIPPED: Boxes of cookies sit in Zack Lord’s living room in Hubbard just before being shipped to U.S. military personnel serving overseas.


(Left-Right) Nurses (RNs) Lynne Clute and Perse Diakakis and Social Workers Diane Sharneck and Carrie Galbreath distribute food, medical supplies, and hygiene products, donated by Diane Reese of Briar Field Manor, to members of a St. Elizabeth sponsored emergency team at St. Elizabeths on Tuesday evening.

(Left-Right) Nurses (RNs) Lynne Clute and Perse Diakakis and Social ...

(Left-Right) Nurses (RNs) Lynne Clute and Perse Diakakis and Social Workers Diane Sharneck and Carrie Galbreath distribute food, medical supplies, and hygiene products, donated by Diane Reese of Briar Field Manor, to members of a ...


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara-- Struthers Dana Mathews (12) poses for a portrait before her game against Hubbard, Monday January 25, 2010

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara-- Struthers Dana Mathews (12) poses for a ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara-- Struthers Dana Mathews (12) poses for a portrait before her game against Hubbard, Monday January 25, 2010


Prosecutor Paul Gains

Prosecutor Paul Gains

Prosecutor Paul Gains


Dr. Thomas Maraffa

Dr. Thomas Maraffa

Dr. Thomas Maraffa


ATTENTIVE JUDGES: Judges Mary DeGenaro, left, Gene Donofrio and Cheryl L. Waite of the 7th District Court of Appeals hear Atty. Rachel Troutman, back to camera, make a last-minute appeal Tuesday for a new trial for Mark Aaron Brown, who faces execution Thursday for the 1994 murders of a North Side convenience store owner and clerk.

ATTENTIVE JUDGES: Judges Mary DeGenaro, left, Gene Donofrio and Cheryl ...

ATTENTIVE JUDGES: Judges Mary DeGenaro, left, Gene Donofrio and Cheryl L. Waite of the 7th District Court of Appeals hear Atty. Rachel Troutman, back to camera, make a last-minute appeal Tuesday for a new trial ...


GREEN AWARD: Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, left, accepts the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Award from Clifford Scott, director of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority. The presentation was Tuesday at the Arlington Heights Recreation Center, the building that won the award. The city owns and operates the recreation center.

GREEN AWARD: Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, left, accepts the U.S. ...

GREEN AWARD: Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, left, accepts the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Award from Clifford Scott, director of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority. The presentation was Tuesday ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) changes direction to avoid Western Reserve's Tori Korda (33) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) changes direction to avoid ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) changes direction to avoid Western Reserve's Tori Korda (33) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) takes a tumble on her way to the basket ahead of Western Reserve's Tori Korda (33) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) takes a tumble on ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) takes a tumble on her way to the basket ahead of Western Reserve's Tori Korda (33) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) breaks free of Western Reserve's Colleen Kennehan (10) and Tori Korda (33) on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) breaks free of Western ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) breaks free of Western Reserve's Colleen Kennehan (10) and Tori Korda (33) on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Kelley Hunes (21) takes a shot from beneath the basket past Western Reserve's Hannah Shrader (20) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Kelley Hunes (21) takes a shot from ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Kelley Hunes (21) takes a shot from beneath the basket past Western Reserve's Hannah Shrader (20) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) drives down court while defended by Western Reserve's Colleen Kennehan (10) and teamate Hannah Mowery (23) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) drives down court while ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) drives down court while defended by Western Reserve's Colleen Kennehan (10) and teamate Hannah Mowery (23) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday ...


Special to The Vindicator
UNITED WAY: Bob Hannon, president and chief professional officer of United Way of Youngstown, was the featured speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown met at noon Jan. 29 at the YWCA. He spoke of changes he has seen since joining the United Way in September of 2008, of the challenge of meeting its goal this year, and of the agencies that provide assistance. Joining Hannon following his presentation were, from left, Robert Gardner of the Bennett/Gardner Group of the Butler Wick Division of Stifel Nicolaus, and Bryan Kenzie, a branch manager of PNC Bank and president-elect of the Kiwanis Club.

Special to The Vindicator UNITED WAY: Bob Hannon, president and ...

Special to The Vindicator UNITED WAY: Bob Hannon, president and chief professional officer of United Way of Youngstown, was the featured speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown met at noon Jan. 29 at the ...


Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) changes direction to avoid Western Reserve's Tori Korda (33) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) changes direction to avoid Western Reserve's ...

Lowellville's Taylor Hvisdak (12) changes direction to avoid Western Reserve's Tori Korda (33) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.


Tom Beasley  tells of his life experiences with cancer at St. Patrick School in Hubbard Relay for Life event.

Tom Beasley tells of his life experiences with cancer at ...

Tom Beasley tells of his life experiences with cancer at St. Patrick School in Hubbard Relay for Life event.


Zach Larson

Zach Larson

Zach Larson


Jane Kleese

Jane Kleese

Jane Kleese


Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin


Michael Harsch

Michael Harsch

Michael Harsch


Mark Aaron Brown

Mark Aaron Brown

Mark Aaron Brown


AFTERMATH: Billy Lyell, right, trades punches with Sebastian Sylvester of Germany during their IBF middleweight title fight in Neubrandeburg, Germany, on Saturday. Lyell said he was banged up and bummed out following the defeat, by TKO in the 10th round.

AFTERMATH: Billy Lyell, right, trades punches with Sebastian Sylvester of ...

AFTERMATH: Billy Lyell, right, trades punches with Sebastian Sylvester of Germany during their IBF middleweight title fight in Neubrandeburg, Germany, on Saturday. Lyell said he was banged up and bummed out following the defeat, by ...


Lowellville's Kelley Hunes (21) takes a shot from beneath the basket past Western Reserve's Hannah Shrader (20) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

Lowellville's Kelley Hunes (21) takes a shot from beneath the ...

Lowellville's Kelley Hunes (21) takes a shot from beneath the basket past Western Reserve's Hannah Shrader (20) during the fourth quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.


FAMILY REACTS: Al Milano of Youngstown talks to reporters about the arrest of an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of his aunt, 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari. Fimognari was gunned down Jan. 23 after leaving a Saturday morning church service at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown.

FAMILY REACTS: Al Milano of Youngstown talks to reporters about ...

FAMILY REACTS: Al Milano of Youngstown talks to reporters about the arrest of an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of his aunt, 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari. Fimognari was gunned down Jan. 23 after ...


Atty. Heidi Hanni

Atty. Heidi Hanni

Atty. Heidi Hanni


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) cuts back in front of Western Reserve's Colleen Kennehan (10) on her way to the basket during the third quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) cuts back in front ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Lowellville's Emily Carlson (14) cuts back in front of Western Reserve's Colleen Kennehan (10) on her way to the basket during the third quarter of a game at Lowellville High School on Monday ...


SURVIVOR WALK: Members of the Fisher family joined their adopted grandma, Patty Boyle, for her survivor walk at the Relay for Life at St. Patrick School in Hubbard. From left, John, 12;  Patty Boyle; Joe, 10; Michelle; and Billy, 13, walk in the gymnasium at St. Patrick School.

SURVIVOR WALK: Members of the Fisher family joined their adopted ...

SURVIVOR WALK: Members of the Fisher family joined their adopted grandma, Patty Boyle, for her survivor walk at the Relay for Life at St. Patrick School in Hubbard. From left, John, 12; Patty Boyle; Joe, ...


Karl Hoerig

Karl Hoerig

Karl Hoerig


SUSPECT ARRAIGNED: Jamar Houser, 18, of Volney Road was arraigned by video before Judge Robert Milich of Youngstown Municipal Court on Monday in the shooting death of 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari. Judge Milich set Houser’s bond at $3 million.

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED: Jamar Houser, 18, of Volney Road was arraigned ...

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED: Jamar Houser, 18, of Volney Road was arraigned by video before Judge Robert Milich of Youngstown Municipal Court on Monday in the shooting death of 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari. Judge Milich set Houser’s bond ...


LIGHTING LUMINARIA: Allison Naples, a senior at Ursuline High School, lights the first of many luminarias during the Relay for Life event at St. Patrick School in Hubbard.

LIGHTING LUMINARIA: Allison Naples, a senior at Ursuline High School, ...

LIGHTING LUMINARIA: Allison Naples, a senior at Ursuline High School, lights the first of many luminarias during the Relay for Life event at St. Patrick School in Hubbard.


GROUNDHOG BUDDY: The Rev. Timothy O’Neill, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard, holds mementos of Groundhog Days past. The photo of him with Phil was taken in Punxsutawney about 25 years ago.

GROUNDHOG BUDDY: The Rev. Timothy O’Neill, pastor of St. Patrick ...

GROUNDHOG BUDDY: The Rev. Timothy O’Neill, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard, holds mementos of Groundhog Days past. The photo of him with Phil was taken in Punxsutawney about 25 years ago.