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Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini lends direction during a shooting session in May of 2008 at the Youngstown Club, where the filmmaking team interviewed residents.

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini lends direction during a shooting session ...

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini lends direction during a shooting session in May of 2008 at the Youngstown Club, where the filmmaking team interviewed residents.


Columbiana County Commissioner Penny Traina

Columbiana County Commissioner Penny Traina

Columbiana County Commissioner Penny Traina


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Jerry Slocum, YSU men's basketball coach

Jerry Slocum, YSU men's basketball coach

Jerry Slocum, YSU men's basketball coach


STATE QUALIFIERS: Members of the Canfield High swim team, from left, Johnna Dunkel, Kathryn Mason, Emily King and Hilary Allen, will compete in the state championships starting Friday in Canton.

STATE QUALIFIERS: Members of the Canfield High swim team, from ...

STATE QUALIFIERS: Members of the Canfield High swim team, from left, Johnna Dunkel, Kathryn Mason, Emily King and Hilary Allen, will compete in the state championships starting Friday in Canton.


Actor and Youngstown native Ed O'Neill shares insights into his hometown in a scene from “Youngstown: Still Standing.”

Actor and Youngstown native Ed O'Neill shares insights into his ...

Actor and Youngstown native Ed O'Neill shares insights into his hometown in a scene from “Youngstown: Still Standing.”


Cindy Martin, YSU women's basketball coach

Cindy Martin, YSU women's basketball coach

Cindy Martin, YSU women's basketball coach


WIND TUNNEL TESTING: From left, Abraham; Ganesh Kudav, a YSU engineering professor; and Robert Voytilla, chief financial officer for Northern States Metals, discuss a wind tunnel at YSU used for testing the effectiveness of wind deflectors in the installation of rooftop solar-energy panels manufactured by Northern States. The company built the tunnel for YSU to use in the development of the deflector, a model of which is in the foreground.

WIND TUNNEL TESTING: From left, Abraham; Ganesh Kudav, a YSU ...

WIND TUNNEL TESTING: From left, Abraham; Ganesh Kudav, a YSU engineering professor; and Robert Voytilla, chief financial officer for Northern States Metals, discuss a wind tunnel at YSU used for testing the effectiveness of wind ...


DEFENDANT: Mathews school bus driver Kathy Kotanichek waits outside Girard Municipal Court on Wednesday

DEFENDANT: Mathews school bus driver Kathy Kotanichek waits outside Girard ...

DEFENDANT: Mathews school bus driver Kathy Kotanichek waits outside Girard Municipal Court on Wednesday


STRUTHERS - LIBERTY - (10) Amanda Ditman of Struthers and (4) Kandace Coward of Liberty go after a loose ball as (4) Helen-Marie Hird comes in to help out during their game Wednesday night in Austintown. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

STRUTHERS - LIBERTY - (10) Amanda Ditman of Struthers and ...

STRUTHERS - LIBERTY - (10) Amanda Ditman of Struthers and (4) Kandace Coward of Liberty go after a loose ball as (4) Helen-Marie Hird comes in to help out during their game Wednesday night in ...


Cynthia Anderson YSU president elect

Cynthia Anderson YSU president elect

Cynthia Anderson YSU president elect


HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Martin Abraham, left, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University, explains the use of a wind tunnel in testing wind deflectors for solar-panel installations to Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams. YSU is designing deflectors for Northern States Metals, which built the wind tunnel used in the testing. Streamers at the right show the direction and force of the wind during the test.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Martin Abraham, left, dean of the ...

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Martin Abraham, left, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University, explains the use of a wind tunnel in testing wind deflectors for solar-panel installations ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Elena Andino-Esparra (24) makes a pass past West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Elena Andino-Esparra (24) makes a pass past ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Elena Andino-Esparra (24) makes a pass past West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) dribbles down court while defended by Mooney's Angela Stana (15) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) dribbles down court ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) dribbles down court while defended by Mooney's Angela Stana (15) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Chyna Davis (3) shoots for the hoop during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Chyna Davis (3) shoots for the hoop ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Chyna Davis (3) shoots for the hoop during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) drives toward the hoop past encoutering resistance from Mooney's Emily Sanders (32) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) drives toward the ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) drives toward the hoop past encoutering resistance from Mooney's Emily Sanders (32) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Dominique Zordich (22) makes a pass during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Dominique Zordich (22) makes a pass during ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Dominique Zordich (22) makes a pass during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) comes away with a rebound from Mooney's Katrina Larson (31) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening. Mooney's Angela Stana (15) can be seen at left.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) comes away with ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) comes away with a rebound from Mooney's Katrina Larson (31) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening. Mooney's Angela Stana ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Kelly Martino (21) successfully shoots for two past West Branch's Andrea Wingett (40) and Michele Sosnick (30) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Kelly Martino (21) successfully shoots for two ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Kelly Martino (21) successfully shoots for two past West Branch's Andrea Wingett (40) and Michele Sosnick (30) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Angela Stana (15) shoots from beneath the basket while dodging West Branch defenders during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Angela Stana (15) shoots from beneath the ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Angela Stana (15) shoots from beneath the basket while dodging West Branch defenders during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) looses her hold on the ball as she receives double double coverage by Mooney's Angela Stana (15)  and Taylor Woytek (34) during the final minutes of the fourth quarter at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) looses her hold ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) looses her hold on the ball as she receives double double coverage by Mooney's Angela Stana (15) and Taylor Woytek (34) during the final minutes of the fourth ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Christine Pelini (33) looses her hold on the ball after colliding with West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) and Tia King(14) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Christine Pelini (33) looses her hold on ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Christine Pelini (33) looses her hold on the ball after colliding with West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) and Tia King(14) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Elena Andino-Esparra (24) makes a pass past West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Elena Andino-Esparra (24) makes a pass past ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Elena Andino-Esparra (24) makes a pass past West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Christine Pelini (33) looses her hold on the ball after colliding with West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) and Tia King(14) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Christine Pelini (33) looses her hold on ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Christine Pelini (33) looses her hold on the ball after colliding with West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) and Tia King(14) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) looses her hold on the ball as she receives double double coverage by Mooney's Angela Stana (15)  and Taylor Woytek (34) during the final minutes of the fourth quarter at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) looses her hold ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) looses her hold on the ball as she receives double double coverage by Mooney's Angela Stana (15) and Taylor Woytek (34) during the final minutes of the fourth ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) dribbles down court while defended by Mooney's Angela Stana (15) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) dribbles down court ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) dribbles down court while defended by Mooney's Angela Stana (15) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Chyna Davis (3) shoots for the hoop during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Chyna Davis (3) shoots for the hoop ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Chyna Davis (3) shoots for the hoop during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) drives toward the hoop past encoutering resistance from Mooney's Emily Sanders (32) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) drives toward the ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Katie Sellaroli (33) drives toward the hoop past encoutering resistance from Mooney's Emily Sanders (32) during the fourth quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Dominique Zordich (22) makes a pass during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Dominique Zordich (22) makes a pass during ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Dominique Zordich (22) makes a pass during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) comes away with a rebound from Mooney's Katrina Larson (31) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening. Mooney's Angela Stana (15) can be seen at left.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) comes away with ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.West Branch's Michele Sosnick (30) comes away with a rebound from Mooney's Katrina Larson (31) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening. Mooney's Angela Stana ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Kelly Martino (21) successfully shoots for two past West Branch's Andrea Wingett (40) and Michele Sosnick (30) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Kelly Martino (21) successfully shoots for two ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Kelly Martino (21) successfully shoots for two past West Branch's Andrea Wingett (40) and Michele Sosnick (30) during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Angela Stana (15) shoots from beneath the basket while dodging West Branch defenders during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Angela Stana (15) shoots from beneath the ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Mooney's Angela Stana (15) shoots from beneath the basket while dodging West Branch defenders during the third quarter of a game at Autintown Fitch High School on Wednesday evening..


Special to The Vindicator
CRITICAL OPERATION: A report on the critical mission of operating the local Help Hotline effort in the Valley was presented by Todd A Marian, MBA, chief operating officer at the Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc., when he spoke at a recent meeting of the Downtown Kiwanis Club. Marian, second from right above, explained that the center is operated by volunteers and has grown into a 24-hour-a-day, 7 days-a-week comprehensive crisis intervention and community information and referral center. Joining the speaker after the meeting were, from left, Chris McCarty, Kiwanis president; Rachael Ramps, vice president; and Rob Gardner of Stifel Nicolaus/Butler Wick Division, program sponsor.

Special to The Vindicator CRITICAL OPERATION: A report on the ...

Special to The Vindicator CRITICAL OPERATION: A report on the critical mission of operating the local Help Hotline effort in the Valley was presented by Todd A Marian, MBA, chief operating officer at the Help ...


Special to the Vindicator
END OF ERA: Celebrated during the Feb. 19 luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown was the discovery of the time capsule buried in 1921 at The Rayen School and the end of the football rivalry that once existed between South High School Warriors and the Rayen Tigers. To emphasize the importance of the events, Chuck Whitman, a Kiwanian and president of South High School Alumni Association, at left, presented a framed copy of The Vindicator article on the time capsule to Charles Rudibaugh, a Kiwanian and president of the Rayen trustees. Those present agreed to continue to support Youngstown City Schools with scholarships and financial aid.

Special to the Vindicator END OF ERA: Celebrated during the ...

Special to the Vindicator END OF ERA: Celebrated during the Feb. 19 luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown was the discovery of the time capsule buried in 1921 at The Rayen School and ...


Special to The Vindicator
PRESENTATION: Catholic Schools Week was celebrated at St. Paul School in Salem with a series of special events and programs shared by the students and their families. During a program on Feb. 2, Craig Brown, Columbiana County recorder, presented an Ohio state flag to the school. Accepting the flag on behalf of the student body was Lex Murray.

Special to The Vindicator PRESENTATION: Catholic Schools Week was celebrated ...

Special to The Vindicator PRESENTATION: Catholic Schools Week was celebrated at St. Paul School in Salem with a series of special events and programs shared by the students and their families. During a program on ...


GOOD TIMES: U.S. Rep Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, explains how additional GM workers will help the Mahoning Valley.

GOOD TIMES: U.S. Rep Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, explains ...

GOOD TIMES: U.S. Rep Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, explains how additional GM workers will help the Mahoning Valley.


A cat reaches for the camera while waiting for its spaying or neutering surgery as part of Spay Day on Tuesday at Angels for Animals.

A cat reaches for the camera while waiting for its ...

A cat reaches for the camera while waiting for its spaying or neutering surgery as part of Spay Day on Tuesday at Angels for Animals.


ALL EARS: Hundreds of employees at the GM Lordstown complex listen to Tuesday’s announcement about the third shift. Production of the Chevrolet Cobalt, seen at the top, was halted for the ceremony.

ALL EARS: Hundreds of employees at the GM Lordstown complex ...

ALL EARS: Hundreds of employees at the GM Lordstown complex listen to Tuesday’s announcement about the third shift. Production of the Chevrolet Cobalt, seen at the top, was halted for the ceremony.


Donald Jones

Donald Jones

Donald Jones


SURGERY PREP: Marcy Armstrong, a registered veterinary technician, shaves cats before their spaying or neutering surgery as part of Spay Day on Tuesday at Angels for Animals.

SURGERY PREP: Marcy Armstrong, a registered veterinary technician, shaves cats ...

SURGERY PREP: Marcy Armstrong, a registered veterinary technician, shaves cats before their spaying or neutering surgery as part of Spay Day on Tuesday at Angels for Animals.


THRIFT STORE: Mary Henley straightens items in a rack at the Second Blessing Thrift Store in Salem. Henley is assistant manager of the store, which features clothes, used appliances and more.

THRIFT STORE: Mary Henley straightens items in a rack at ...

THRIFT STORE: Mary Henley straightens items in a rack at the Second Blessing Thrift Store in Salem. Henley is assistant manager of the store, which features clothes, used appliances and more.


YSU Donald Jones (81) and Western Illinois Stephen Moore (26) during the 2nd quarter at Stambaugh Stadium, Saturday October 10, 2009

YSU Donald Jones (81) and Western Illinois Stephen Moore (26) ...

YSU Donald Jones (81) and Western Illinois Stephen Moore (26) during the 2nd quarter at Stambaugh Stadium, Saturday October 10, 2009


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, announces a third shift will be added at GM’s Lordstown complex. Added production is needed for the Chevrolet Cruze, one of which is seen to his side.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, ...

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, announces a third shift will be added at GM’s Lordstown complex. Added production is needed for the Chevrolet Cruze, one of which is seen to ...