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The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the second quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the second quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the second quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Kayleigh Lipke (40)shoot over top of Hoover's Alyssa Chovan (42) and Lindsey Fiala (24) during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Kayleigh Lipke (40)shoot over top of Hoover's ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Kayleigh Lipke (40)shoot over top of Hoover's Alyssa Chovan (42) and Lindsey Fiala (24) during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the second quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the second quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the second quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Monica Touvelle (32) shields the ball from Hoover's Lindsey Fiala (24) during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Monica Touvelle (32) shields the ball from ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Monica Touvelle (32) shields the ball from Hoover's Lindsey Fiala (24) during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Doriyon Glass (33) drives down court past Hoover's Hannah Romano (13) during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Doriyon Glass (33) drives down court past ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Boardman's Doriyon Glass (33) drives down court past Hoover's Hannah Romano (13) during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the third quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the first quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.during the fourth quarter of a game at Hoover High School on Saturday afternoon.


Phantoms Andrew Lamont (20) hits Sioux Falls Stampede Dan Furlong (7) in the face during the first period at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.

Phantoms Andrew Lamont (20) hits Sioux Falls Stampede Dan Furlong ...

Phantoms Andrew Lamont (20) hits Sioux Falls Stampede Dan Furlong (7) in the face during the first period at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.


Phantoms Jiri Sekac (8) watches Sioux Falls Stampede goalie Clay Witt (31) stop the puck during the first period at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.

Phantoms Jiri Sekac (8) watches Sioux Falls Stampede goalie Clay ...

Phantoms Jiri Sekac (8) watches Sioux Falls Stampede goalie Clay Witt (31) stop the puck during the first period at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010.


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010


Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday ...

Youngstown Phantoms vs Sioux Falls Stampede at Covelli Centre, Friday January 29, 2010


Spencer Patrick (13) of Columbiana shakes hands with Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) at his meet and greet with fans at Covelli Centre Friday evening before the Phantoms game against the Sioux Falls Stampede.

Spencer Patrick (13) of Columbiana shakes hands with Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Spencer Patrick (13) of Columbiana shakes hands with Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) at his meet and greet with fans at Covelli Centre Friday evening before the Phantoms game against the Sioux Falls Stampede.


Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) meets and greets fans at Covelli Centre Friday evening before the Phantoms game against the Sioux Falls Stampede.

Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) meets and greets fans ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) meets and greets fans at Covelli Centre Friday evening before the Phantoms game against the Sioux Falls Stampede.


Robert Nottingham (9) of Struthers poses with Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) at his meet and greet with fans at Covelli Centre Friday evening before the Phantoms game against the Sioux Falls Stampede.

Robert Nottingham (9) of Struthers poses with Pittsburgh Penguins Center ...

Robert Nottingham (9) of Struthers poses with Pittsburgh Penguins Center Tyler Kennedy (48) at his meet and greet with fans at Covelli Centre Friday evening before the Phantoms game against the Sioux Falls Stampede.


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Heather Cool and Nicholas Roberts

Heather Cool and Nicholas Roberts

Heather Cool and Nicholas Roberts


Mr. and Mrs. Ray Huish

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Huish

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Huish


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Christine Schiavone and Justin Gresko

Christine Schiavone and Justin Gresko

Christine Schiavone and Justin Gresko


Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Popovich

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Popovich

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Popovich


ST. PATRICK SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
Special to The Vindicator
NIGHT INTO DAY EVENT: Youngsters at St. Patrick School in Hubbard recently participated in a pajama dress-down event to raise funds to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti. Each child donated $1 or more to have the privilege of wearing pajamas to school. Pupils in Mrs. Scott’s first-grade class were happy to take part in the event and proudly show off their comfortable, colorful attire. The school will sponsor additional dress-down days to raise funds for the relief effort.

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL FUNDRAISER Special to The Vindicator NIGHT INTO ...

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL FUNDRAISER Special to The Vindicator NIGHT INTO DAY EVENT: Youngsters at St. Patrick School in Hubbard recently participated in a pajama dress-down event to raise funds to benefit the relief efforts in ...


Jennifer Lett and John Poultney

Jennifer Lett and John Poultney

Jennifer Lett and John Poultney


Shawn Carson and Chelsie Cox

Shawn Carson and Chelsie Cox

Shawn Carson and Chelsie Cox


Special to The Vindicator
SHOW TIME: Proceeds from a Champagne Brunch/Fashion Show to be sponsored by Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance will go toward the construction of a Garden of Hope at Akron Children’s Hospital, Beeghly Campus, Boardman. Among those completing plans for the fundraiser are, from left, Tammy Engle; Shelly Barton, co-chair; Paula Jakubek; and Karen Kuppler, co-chair.

Special to The Vindicator SHOW TIME: Proceeds from a Champagne ...

Special to The Vindicator SHOW TIME: Proceeds from a Champagne Brunch/Fashion Show to be sponsored by Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance will go toward the construction of a Garden of Hope at Akron Children’s Hospital, ...


John Smith and Erin O'Malley

John Smith and Erin O'Malley

John Smith and Erin O'Malley


The Vindicator/Nick Mays
CUDDLING: Proceeds from a Night at the Races being sponsored by the Second Chance Animal Rescue on Feb. 6 at the Saxon Club, in Austintown, will directly benefit rescued animals. A few of the cats the shelter is making available for adoption are cuddled by volunteers, from left, Roy Reese, Debbie Morgan, Colleen Young-Village, and Helen Dolak, who are assisting with the fundraiser.

The Vindicator/Nick Mays CUDDLING: Proceeds from a Night at the ...

The Vindicator/Nick Mays CUDDLING: Proceeds from a Night at the Races being sponsored by the Second Chance Animal Rescue on Feb. 6 at the Saxon Club, in Austintown, will directly benefit rescued animals. A few ...


Special to The Vindicator
PRIZED PRIZE: Girard Historical Society has been gifted with a prize-winning 28x54-inch stained glass window created by John Pratt and entered in competition this past September at the Canfield Fair, where it was awarded the first prize. The window will be displayed in the Barnhisel House Summer Kitchen at 1101 N. State St., Girard, until June, when it will be awarded to the winner of a raffle. Tickets for the raffle are being sold by the society for $5 each and can be purchased from any member, or by calling (330) 545-6559 or (330) 545-6162.

Special to The Vindicator PRIZED PRIZE: Girard Historical Society has ...

Special to The Vindicator PRIZED PRIZE: Girard Historical Society has been gifted with a prize-winning 28x54-inch stained glass window created by John Pratt and entered in competition this past September at the Canfield Fair, where ...


Don D'Alesio, Mooney Football Player, 2009

Don D'Alesio, Mooney Football Player, 2009

Don D'Alesio, Mooney Football Player, 2009


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- Ursuline Aurielle Irizarry (5) and Kaneesha Tensley (11) and Mooney Chyna Davis (3) go after the rebound during the second period Thursday night.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- Ursuline Aurielle Irizarry (5) and Kaneesha Tensley ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- Ursuline Aurielle Irizarry (5) and Kaneesha Tensley (11) and Mooney Chyna Davis (3) go after the rebound during the second period Thursday night.


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students L-R Natalie Wilson (12) Krista Johnson (12) Andrea Gardner (12) Emily Buledorn (11) and Kara Seeco (11)  play the game they made "Lost Crown" Wednesday afterschool .

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students L-R Natalie ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students L-R Natalie Wilson (12) Krista Johnson (12) Andrea Gardner (12) Emily Buledorn (11) and Kara Seeco (11) play the game they made "Lost Crown" Wednesday afterschool .


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The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students L-R Chris Dailey (11) Matt Perham (11) Evan Noll (12) and Nick Patoray (11)  play the game " Golden Gloves" Wednesday afterschool .

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students L-R Chris ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students L-R Chris Dailey (11) Matt Perham (11) Evan Noll (12) and Nick Patoray (11) play the game " Golden Gloves" Wednesday afterschool .


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- Ursuline Aurielle Irizarry (5) looks to score as Mooney Taylor Woytek (34) blocks  during the second period Thursday night.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- Ursuline Aurielle Irizarry (5) looks to score ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- Ursuline Aurielle Irizarry (5) looks to score as Mooney Taylor Woytek (34) blocks during the second period Thursday night.


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The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara --.Ken Merwin of Bazetta dressed up to take the plunge into Mosquito Lake for the FreezinÕ for a Reason Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Ohio.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara --.Ken Merwin of Bazetta dressed up to ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara --.Ken Merwin of Bazetta dressed up to take the plunge into Mosquito Lake for the FreezinÕ for a Reason Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Ohio.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Adam Tokash, of Covidien Sports Medicine drives downcourt whiled defended by Richard Cordray, Ohio's Attorney General, during the first half The Game of Hope, Charity Basketball game, benefitting local chronically and terminally ill children at YSU's Beeghley Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Adam Tokash, of Covidien Sports Medicine drives downcourt ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Adam Tokash, of Covidien Sports Medicine drives downcourt whiled defended by Richard Cordray, Ohio's Attorney General, during the first half The Game of Hope, Charity Basketball game, benefitting local chronically and terminally ill ...


The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Diversity Breakfast at YSU Chestnut room - the breakfast with YSU Gospel Choir.

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Diversity Breakfast at YSU Chestnut room - the breakfast with YSU Gospel Choir.


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara --- Art teacher at Boardman Glenwood Middle School Sandra Bates speaks to students Wednesday after school before letting the 6th graders disperse and play the games they created

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara --- Art teacher at Boardman Glenwood Middle ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara --- Art teacher at Boardman Glenwood Middle School Sandra Bates speaks to students Wednesday after school before letting the 6th graders disperse and play the games they created


Bill D'Avignon -  at the house being deconstructed on Brentwood Ave. Youngstown - robertkyosay

Bill D'Avignon - at the house being deconstructed on Brentwood ...

Bill D'Avignon - at the house being deconstructed on Brentwood Ave. Youngstown - robertkyosay


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students created board games in their art class and got the opportunity to play them afterschool with classmates in the cafeteria. Pictured here  are game pieces from "Penguinopoly"

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students created board ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara ---Boardman Glenwood Middle School students created board games in their art class and got the opportunity to play them afterschool with classmates in the cafeteria. Pictured here are game pieces from "Penguinopoly"


Rev Dr. Otis Moss Jr. at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Diversity Breakfast at YSU.

Rev Dr. Otis Moss Jr. at the Rev. Dr. Martin ...

Rev Dr. Otis Moss Jr. at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Diversity Breakfast at YSU.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only to be fouled while defended by East's Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only to be fouled while defended by East's Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) makes her way down court while defended by East's Alex Hines (5) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) makes her way down ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) makes her way down court while defended by East's Alex Hines (5) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only to be fouled while defended by East's Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only to be fouled while defended by East's Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) takes a shot during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) takes a shot during ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) takes a shot during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) takes a shot while defended by East's Bethany Hines (15) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) during the third quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) takes a shot while ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) takes a shot while defended by East's Bethany Hines (15) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) during the third quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Chelsea Bennett (23) is fouled while defended by Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) and Dominique Jenkins (15) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Chelsea Bennett (23) is fouled while defended ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Chelsea Bennett (23) is fouled while defended by Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) and Dominique Jenkins (15) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) struggles for a rebound with East's Briana Dawson (10) Reshayla Taylor (32) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) struggles for a rebound ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Ja'Niece Whitehead (14) struggles for a rebound with East's Briana Dawson (10) Reshayla Taylor (32) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Reshayla Taylor (32) struggles for the ball with Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Reshayla Taylor (32) struggles for the ball ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Reshayla Taylor (32) struggles for the ball with Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Bethany Hines (15) is fouled while defended by Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) and Aurielle Irizzary (5) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Bethany Hines (15) is fouled while defended ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Bethany Hines (15) is fouled while defended by Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) and Aurielle Irizzary (5) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only to be fouled while defended by East's Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot only to be fouled while defended by East's Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Lesa Monet Oliver (22) scores two while defended by Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) during the third quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Lesa Monet Oliver (22) scores two while ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Lesa Monet Oliver (22) scores two while defended by Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) during the third quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot while defended by East's Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and Briana Dawson (10) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot while ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Ursuline's Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot while defended by East's Lesa Monet Oliver (22) and Briana Dawson (10) during the second quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Briana Dawson (10) takes a shot while defended by Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) during the fourth quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Briana Dawson (10) takes a shot while ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.East's Briana Dawson (10) takes a shot while defended by Ursuline's Dominique Jenkins (15) during the fourth quarter of a game at Ursuline High School on Thursday evening.


John "Ace" Congemi is on the right with Frank Terlecky in their defensive stance at Ohio State in 1938.

John "Ace" Congemi is on the right with Frank Terlecky ...

John "Ace" Congemi is on the right with Frank Terlecky in their defensive stance at Ohio State in 1938.


PANTHERS HOLD OFF IRISH: Ursuline’s Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot but is fouled while defended by East’s Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) during the second quarter of Thursday’s game at Ursuline High School. Irizzary put up 16 points, but the Irish fell to the Panthers, 50-45.

PANTHERS HOLD OFF IRISH: Ursuline’s Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a ...

PANTHERS HOLD OFF IRISH: Ursuline’s Aurielle Irizzary (5) takes a shot but is fouled while defended by East’s Briana Dawson (10) and Lesa Monet Oliver (22) during the second quarter of Thursday’s game at Ursuline ...


TITLE SHOT: Boxers Billy Lyell of Niles, left, and Sebastian Sylvester of Germany pose for the media during a press conference Thursday  in Germany, where Lyell (21-7 with 4 KOs) will get the chance that he has been waiting for on Saturday: A shot at Sylvester’s International Boxing Federation middleweight title. The bout will take place at the Jahnsportforum in Sylvester’s home town of Neubrandenburg.

TITLE SHOT: Boxers Billy Lyell of Niles, left, and Sebastian ...

TITLE SHOT: Boxers Billy Lyell of Niles, left, and Sebastian Sylvester of Germany pose for the media during a press conference Thursday in Germany, where Lyell (21-7 with 4 KOs) will get the chance that ...


John "Ace" Congemi

John "Ace" Congemi

John "Ace" Congemi


LIFE IMITATES ART: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen looks at a painting of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente that hangs at The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue. McCutchen was in town Thursday with the Pirates Caravan, which stops annually at the museum. Some 200 fans attended.

LIFE IMITATES ART: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen looks ...

LIFE IMITATES ART: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen looks at a painting of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente that hangs at The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue. McCutchen was in town ...


RANGE OF SIZES: Larry Culler, assistant chief of the New Middletown Fire Department, shows the three sizes of pet oxygen masks to accommodate different pets. The masks fit over an animal’s muzzle and tubing directs air from an oxygen tank to the animal.

RANGE OF SIZES: Larry Culler, assistant chief of the New ...

RANGE OF SIZES: Larry Culler, assistant chief of the New Middletown Fire Department, shows the three sizes of pet oxygen masks to accommodate different pets. The masks fit over an animal’s muzzle and tubing directs ...


KEEPING PETS SAFE: Demonstrating the new oxygen mask for pets donated by Invisible Fence are, from left, Cole Smith, 10; Paige Smith, 8; Buddy, the cockpoo who is being held by his owner and their grandmother, Janet Smith of New Middletown; and Bill Opsitnik, New Middletown fire chief.

KEEPING PETS SAFE: Demonstrating the new oxygen mask for pets ...

KEEPING PETS SAFE: Demonstrating the new oxygen mask for pets donated by Invisible Fence are, from left, Cole Smith, 10; Paige Smith, 8; Buddy, the cockpoo who is being held by his owner and their ...


ASKING FOR HELP: Relatives of murder victims are asking the public to provide police with information leading to the arrest of the killers. The relatives are standing in front of the Evergreen Avenue home where the shootings took place. From left, De’Andre Parker, holding a picture of Danielle Parker, Dwayne Boone, LaShanda Boone and Shanell Boone, holding a picture of Marvin Boone. Danielle Parker, Marvin Boone, Anthony Crockett and Christopher Howard were killed.

ASKING FOR HELP: Relatives of murder victims are asking the ...

ASKING FOR HELP: Relatives of murder victims are asking the public to provide police with information leading to the arrest of the killers. The relatives are standing in front of the Evergreen Avenue home where ...


SOMBER REMINDER: It has been three years since the shooting deaths of four people at a South Side home. Police have made no arrests, and family members of the victims still have no answers. Dasha Burley, the mother of victim Anthony Crockett, holds a picture of Crockett and his daughter, Antanasia Crockett. In the background is the vacant West Evergreen Avenue house where the shootings occurred.

SOMBER REMINDER: It has been three years since the shooting ...

SOMBER REMINDER: It has been three years since the shooting deaths of four people at a South Side home. Police have made no arrests, and family members of the victims still have no answers. Dasha ...


Special to The Vindicator
HELPING HANDS: Howland’s Lanai Salon, with a little ingenuity and the spirit of giving, took a corporate gift and turned it into a fundraiser for the Ireland Cancer Center at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Salon employees created a gift basket worth nearly $500 and sold tickets to clients and the community for a raffle. The basket included a pink limited edition Paul Mitchell flatiron, a professional blow dryer and an array of other salon and spa products. In two months, the salon raised more than $900 for the cancer center. Fran Ruberto, a salon owner, said another raffle is in the works. The salon is at 165 Niles Cortland Road, in the Galleria Suites. For more information call Christine Ruggieri at (330) 240-4838. Above, Melanie Kush, Jen Ulp, Ruberto, Gina Cannell and Ashley Lokash, Lanai Salon employees, present a check to Christine Ruggieri, from the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Special to The Vindicator HELPING HANDS: Howland’s Lanai Salon, with ...

Special to The Vindicator HELPING HANDS: Howland’s Lanai Salon, with a little ingenuity and the spirit of giving, took a corporate gift and turned it into a fundraiser for the Ireland Cancer Center at Trumbull ...


DOUBLE-TEAMED: Youngstown State’s Sirlester Martin (5) and Vance Cooksey (4) defend against Michael Glasker (1) of North Carolina Central during Wednesday’s game at the Beeghly Center. YSU won the game 70-57.

DOUBLE-TEAMED: Youngstown State’s Sirlester Martin (5) and Vance Cooksey (4) ...

DOUBLE-TEAMED: Youngstown State’s Sirlester Martin (5) and Vance Cooksey (4) defend against Michael Glasker (1) of North Carolina Central during Wednesday’s game at the Beeghly Center. YSU won the game 70-57.


ALL FOR ONE: Campbell Memorial’s Iesha Moses, center, goes up for a rebounds against Champion’s Haley McAllister (35) and Mackenzie Kiser (51) during the third quarter of Wednesday’s All-American Conference game. The Red Devils won 35-32.

ALL FOR ONE: Campbell Memorial’s Iesha Moses, center, goes up ...

ALL FOR ONE: Campbell Memorial’s Iesha Moses, center, goes up for a rebounds against Champion’s Haley McAllister (35) and Mackenzie Kiser (51) during the third quarter of Wednesday’s All-American Conference game. The Red Devils won ...


Gov. Ted Strickland shakes hands with workers at M-7 Technologies in Youngstown. The governor visited the plant Wednesday to highlight its job-creation efforts and use of job-training programs.

Gov. Ted Strickland shakes hands with workers at M-7 Technologies ...

Gov. Ted Strickland shakes hands with workers at M-7 Technologies in Youngstown. The governor visited the plant Wednesday to highlight its job-creation efforts and use of job-training programs.


AWARD WINNER: Dr. Chakri Yarlagadda, right, is in his native India this week to receive the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award given annually to nonresident Indians in recognition of their services, achievements and contributions in their fields. Dr. Yarlagadda, a cardiologist and vice president of the Ohio Heart Institute here, is accompanied on the trip by his friend Stephen Gerish, left, of Canfield, a load-limit inspector for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

AWARD WINNER: Dr. Chakri Yarlagadda, right, is in his native ...

AWARD WINNER: Dr. Chakri Yarlagadda, right, is in his native India this week to receive the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award given annually to nonresident Indians in recognition of their services, achievements and contributions ...


SOMBER GATHERING: Three carnations mark the spot at St. Dominic Church where Angeline Fimognari would sit during Mass. The Most Rev. George Murry, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, led an 8 a.m. Mass on Wednesday for Fimognari, 80, who was shot and killed Saturday morning outside the church.

SOMBER GATHERING: Three carnations mark the spot at St. Dominic ...

SOMBER GATHERING: Three carnations mark the spot at St. Dominic Church where Angeline Fimognari would sit during Mass. The Most Rev. George Murry, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, led an 8 a.m. Mass ...


LET US PRAY: Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams bows with parishioners during the Mass. Fimognari’s funeral was later Wednesday morning at St. Charles Church in Boardman.

LET US PRAY: Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams bows with parishioners ...

LET US PRAY: Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams bows with parishioners during the Mass. Fimognari’s funeral was later Wednesday morning at St. Charles Church in Boardman.


VALLEY VIEWERS: Jack Koscelansky and Dee Troll of Austintown watch the State of the Union address at Ball Busters Sports Bar in Austintown.

VALLEY VIEWERS: Jack Koscelansky and Dee Troll of Austintown watch ...

VALLEY VIEWERS: Jack Koscelansky and Dee Troll of Austintown watch the State of the Union address at Ball Busters Sports Bar in Austintown.


Canfield Police Chief Chuck Colucci

Canfield Police Chief Chuck Colucci

Canfield Police Chief Chuck Colucci


Geraldine Banks

Geraldine Banks

Geraldine Banks


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) Champion's Dana Thompson (14) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) Champion's Dana Thompson (14) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) Champion's Dana Thompson (14) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) during the third quarter ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Lindsay Swipas (10) Campbell's Brande Ellington (11) during the fourth quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Lindsay Swipas (10) Campbell's Brande Ellington (11) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Lindsay Swipas (10) Campbell's Brande Ellington (11) during the fourth quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Haley McAllister (35) and Mackenzie Kiser (51) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Haley McAllister (35) and Mackenzie Kiser (51) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Haley McAllister (35) and Mackenzie Kiser (51) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Iesha Moses during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Iesha Moses during the third quarter of ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Iesha Moses during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Haley McAllister (35) Campbell's Brande Ellington (11) during the second half of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Haley McAllister (35) Campbell's Brande Ellington (11) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Haley McAllister (35) Campbell's Brande Ellington (11) during the second half of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Paige Loychik (15) Campbell's Tashira Uccta (1) during the second half of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Paige Loychik (15) Campbell's Tashira Uccta (1) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Paige Loychik (15) Campbell's Tashira Uccta (1) during the second half of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Briana Lewis (22) Campbell's Tashira Uccta (1) during the fourth quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Briana Lewis (22) Campbell's Tashira Uccta (1) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Briana Lewis (22) Campbell's Tashira Uccta (1) during the fourth quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Iesha Moses (2) and Champion's Mackenzie Kiser (51) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Iesha Moses (2) and Champion's Mackenzie Kiser ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Campbell's Iesha Moses (2) and Champion's Mackenzie Kiser (51) during the third quarter of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Briana Lewis (22) Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) during the second half of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Briana Lewis (22) Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild.Champion's Briana Lewis (22) Campbell's Jayaira Moses (15) during the second half of a game at Campbell High School on Wednesday evening.


Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers

Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers

Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers


Covelli Centre Executive Director Eric Ryan

Covelli Centre Executive Director Eric Ryan

Covelli Centre Executive Director Eric Ryan


Cynthia Anderson

Cynthia Anderson

Cynthia Anderson


YMCA SUPPORTERS: The Youngstown YMCA begins its 2010 fund-raising campaign with a party Saturday in Austintown. Two of the organization’s main facilities are the D.D. and Velma Davis Family Branch in Boardman and the Central YMCA on Champion Street in downtown Youngstown. Posing at the Central Y’s lap pool are, from left, Michael Shaffer, director of the Central Y, and Greg Kleeh, director of financial development.

YMCA SUPPORTERS: The Youngstown YMCA begins its 2010 fund-raising campaign ...

YMCA SUPPORTERS: The Youngstown YMCA begins its 2010 fund-raising campaign with a party Saturday in Austintown. Two of the organization’s main facilities are the D.D. and Velma Davis Family Branch in Boardman and the Central ...


THANKING VETS: Columbiana County Fair Board members Sharen Cope, left, and Robert Crosser want sewers at this year’s fair to make their entries a thank-you to wounded veterans. They ask that entries be red, white and blue and display a replica of the Purple Heart, the citation given to military personnel wounded in action.

THANKING VETS: Columbiana County Fair Board members Sharen Cope, left, ...

THANKING VETS: Columbiana County Fair Board members Sharen Cope, left, and Robert Crosser want sewers at this year’s fair to make their entries a thank-you to wounded veterans. They ask that entries be red, white ...


SCOTLAND THE BRAVE: Youngstown State sophomore swimmer Kirstin Walker practices at the Beeghly Center pool. Walker is a native of Duns, Scotland.

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE: Youngstown State sophomore swimmer Kirstin Walker practices ...

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE: Youngstown State sophomore swimmer Kirstin Walker practices at the Beeghly Center pool. Walker is a native of Duns, Scotland.


OVER THE TOP: YSU’s Vance Cooksey (4) gets a shot off over Milwaukee’s Jerard Ajami (30) during the first half Friday at Beeghly Center.

OVER THE TOP: YSU’s Vance Cooksey (4) gets a shot ...

OVER THE TOP: YSU’s Vance Cooksey (4) gets a shot off over Milwaukee’s Jerard Ajami (30) during the first half Friday at Beeghly Center.


TOUGH ANGLE: Cardinal Mooney’s Cy Schuster (11) goes up for a layup as Boardman’s Dayne Hammond defends during the first quarter of a game at Mooney High School on Tuesday evening.

TOUGH ANGLE: Cardinal Mooney’s Cy Schuster (11) goes up for ...

TOUGH ANGLE: Cardinal Mooney’s Cy Schuster (11) goes up for a layup as Boardman’s Dayne Hammond defends during the first quarter of a game at Mooney High School on Tuesday evening.


TRIBE DIEHARD: Sarah Welsh holds a baseball during a visit by three Indians players to Akron Children’s Hospital on Market Street in Boardman on Tuesday. She was among the 100 Indians fans who listened to pitchers Aaron Laffey, David Huff and Chris Perez speak on the team’s chances for 2010.

TRIBE DIEHARD: Sarah Welsh holds a baseball during a visit ...

TRIBE DIEHARD: Sarah Welsh holds a baseball during a visit by three Indians players to Akron Children’s Hospital on Market Street in Boardman on Tuesday. She was among the 100 Indians fans who listened to ...


IN CUSTODY: Damion C. Wise, 30, in handcuffs and escorted by Trumbull County Sheriff’s deputies in this file photo, was arrested Aug. 22, 2009, after a caller told police about Wise’s 8-year-old stepson’s injuries. The boy later told police Wise had beaten him with a small baseball bat and his fist, stuck his fingers down the boy’s throat and threatened to maim or kill him.

IN CUSTODY: Damion C. Wise, 30, in handcuffs and escorted ...

IN CUSTODY: Damion C. Wise, 30, in handcuffs and escorted by Trumbull County Sheriff’s deputies in this file photo, was arrested Aug. 22, 2009, after a caller told police about Wise’s 8-year-old stepson’s injuries. The ...


MULTI-TASKER: Kim Mozley, who has volunteered at Hubbard Area Public Library for 13 years, contributes a variety of services including processing books for the inter-library loan system, readying books and tapes for circulation by covering with plastic cases and date-due stickers, doing database maintenance and looking for “lost” materials on shelves.

MULTI-TASKER: Kim Mozley, who has volunteered at Hubbard Area Public ...

MULTI-TASKER: Kim Mozley, who has volunteered at Hubbard Area Public Library for 13 years, contributes a variety of services including processing books for the inter-library loan system, readying books and tapes for circulation by covering ...


BACK IN THE LIBRARY: Jan Schaller, a former employee who was laid off from Hubbard Area Public Library because of budget cuts, returned as a volunteer. Here, she shelves books. Schaller said the volunteers help keep library services available.

BACK IN THE LIBRARY: Jan Schaller, a former employee who ...

BACK IN THE LIBRARY: Jan Schaller, a former employee who was laid off from Hubbard Area Public Library because of budget cuts, returned as a volunteer. Here, she shelves books. Schaller said the volunteers help ...


NEIGHBORHOOD WOES: Longtime South Side residents Terry Esarco, 50, left, and Maggy Lorenzi, 58, right, stand just up the street from St. Dominic Church, center, where 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari was shot and killed Saturday morning. Lorenzi said she’s lived on the South Side of Youngstown for 50 years and has seen the neighborhood deteriorate.

NEIGHBORHOOD WOES: Longtime South Side residents Terry Esarco, 50, left, ...

NEIGHBORHOOD WOES: Longtime South Side residents Terry Esarco, 50, left, and Maggy Lorenzi, 58, right, stand just up the street from St. Dominic Church, center, where 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari was shot and killed Saturday morning. ...


Sherry Ault, Hubbard Library Director

Sherry Ault, Hubbard Library Director

Sherry Ault, Hubbard Library Director


Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland delivered the State of the State address Tuesday to a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland delivered the State of the State ...

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland delivered the State of the State address Tuesday to a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly.


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NICE PLAY: Hubbard’s Krista Julian (10) knocks the ball away from Struthers’ Dana Mathews during the first period Monday.

NICE PLAY: Hubbard’s Krista Julian (10) knocks the ball away ...

NICE PLAY: Hubbard’s Krista Julian (10) knocks the ball away from Struthers’ Dana Mathews during the first period Monday.


BACKING HER DOWN: Struthers’ Kaitlyn Opritza, left, gets position inside against Hubbard’s Allie DeLuco during the first quarter of Monday’s game.

BACKING HER DOWN: Struthers’ Kaitlyn Opritza, left, gets position inside ...

BACKING HER DOWN: Struthers’ Kaitlyn Opritza, left, gets position inside against Hubbard’s Allie DeLuco during the first quarter of Monday’s game.


 Orenda Johnson of the Hine Foundation leaves her mark (and idea) on the drywall at the new OH WOW.

Orenda Johnson of the Hine Foundation leaves her mark (and ...

Orenda Johnson of the Hine Foundation leaves her mark (and idea) on the drywall at the new OH WOW.


Struthers' Ashley Baron (24) and Hubbard's Haley Turner (22) during the first period Monday.

Struthers' Ashley Baron (24) and Hubbard's Haley Turner (22) during ...

Struthers' Ashley Baron (24) and Hubbard's Haley Turner (22) during the first period Monday.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT: More than 150 people turned out Monday to help launch the “Science Makes Cents” capital campaign of the “OH WOW!” center at the McCrory Building.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: More than 150 people turned out Monday to ...

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: More than 150 people turned out Monday to help launch the “Science Makes Cents” capital campaign of the “OH WOW!” center at the McCrory Building.


NEW LOGO: Suzanne Barbati, executive director of “OH WOW!” The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, unveils the new logo for the former Children’s Museum of the Valley. The center has launched a $1.5 million campaign to remodel and furbish its new home, the former McCrory Building in downtown Youngstown.

NEW LOGO: Suzanne Barbati, executive director of “OH WOW!” The ...

NEW LOGO: Suzanne Barbati, executive director of “OH WOW!” The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, unveils the new logo for the former Children’s Museum of the Valley. The center has ...


PLEA FOR HELP: Youngstown Councilwoman Janet Tarpley, D-6th, announces a $10,000 reward through the city’s Crimestoppers program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Angeline Fimognari, 80, on Saturday after attending Mass at St. Dominic’s Church on East Lucius Avenue. Behind her is Mayor Jay Williams, left, and police Chief Jimmy Hughes.

PLEA FOR HELP: Youngstown Councilwoman Janet Tarpley, D-6th, announces a ...

PLEA FOR HELP: Youngstown Councilwoman Janet Tarpley, D-6th, announces a $10,000 reward through the city’s Crimestoppers program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Angeline Fimognari, 80, ...


WARNING: Youngstown Prosecutor Jay Macejko said anyone who offers assistance to the person who killed Angeline Fimognari, 80, on Saturday, or withholds information from police about the crime will face charges of obstruction of justice.

WARNING: Youngstown Prosecutor Jay Macejko said anyone who offers assistance ...

WARNING: Youngstown Prosecutor Jay Macejko said anyone who offers assistance to the person who killed Angeline Fimognari, 80, on Saturday, or withholds information from police about the crime will face charges of obstruction of justice.


Bishop George Murry speaks to the media at the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown on Tuesday afternoon.

Bishop George Murry speaks to the media at the Catholic ...

Bishop George Murry speaks to the media at the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown on Tuesday afternoon.


PENGUINS GO COLD: Youngstown State’s DeAndre Mays (1) launches a pass over Green Bay Phoenix defenders during Sunday’s game at YSU’s Beeghly Center.  After playing a solid first half, the Penguins’ offense went cold, and YSU dropped its fourth-straight game, 69-55.

PENGUINS GO COLD: Youngstown State’s DeAndre Mays (1) launches a ...

PENGUINS GO COLD: Youngstown State’s DeAndre Mays (1) launches a pass over Green Bay Phoenix defenders during Sunday’s game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. After playing a solid first half, the Penguins’ offense went cold, and ...


BREAK TIME: Ethan George, 19, of East Liverpool watches to see if he sinks anything on the break shot.

BREAK TIME: Ethan George, 19, of East Liverpool watches to ...

BREAK TIME: Ethan George, 19, of East Liverpool watches to see if he sinks anything on the break shot.


HIS SHOT: Richie Ross of Youngstown competes in the American Poolplayers Association Second Chance Tournament at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Girard.

HIS SHOT: Richie Ross of Youngstown competes in the American ...

HIS SHOT: Richie Ross of Youngstown competes in the American Poolplayers Association Second Chance Tournament at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Girard.


 Michelle Beard of Boardman competes in the American Poolplayers Association Second Chance Tournament at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Girard on the team Dark Knights.

Michelle Beard of Boardman competes in the American Poolplayers Association ...

Michelle Beard of Boardman competes in the American Poolplayers Association Second Chance Tournament at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Girard on the team Dark Knights.


Dan Boudler (33) goes to the hoop as Troy Cotton (10) and Randy Berry (23) play defense during their game Sunday afternoon.

Dan Boudler (33) goes to the hoop as Troy Cotton ...

Dan Boudler (33) goes to the hoop as Troy Cotton (10) and Randy Berry (23) play defense during their game Sunday afternoon.


IN LOVING MEMORY: A stained glass window overlooks the parking lot at the church. Angeline Fimognari was killed in the church parking lot Saturay.

IN LOVING MEMORY: A stained glass window overlooks the parking ...

IN LOVING MEMORY: A stained glass window overlooks the parking lot at the church. Angeline Fimognari was killed in the church parking lot Saturay.


Saint Dominic's Church, 77 Lucius Ave., in Youngstown.

Saint Dominic's Church, 77 Lucius Ave., in Youngstown.

Saint Dominic's Church, 77 Lucius Ave., in Youngstown.


VICTIM’S PEW: This front corner pew at St. Dominic Church on Lucius Avenue is where Angeline Fimognari sat during Masses.

VICTIM’S PEW: This front corner pew at St. Dominic Church ...

VICTIM’S PEW: This front corner pew at St. Dominic Church on Lucius Avenue is where Angeline Fimognari sat during Masses.


COLORFUL TRIBUTE: Ken Merwin of Bazetta sported 1960s memorabilia for Saturday's plunge.

COLORFUL TRIBUTE: Ken Merwin of Bazetta sported 1960s memorabilia for ...

COLORFUL TRIBUTE: Ken Merwin of Bazetta sported 1960s memorabilia for Saturday's plunge.


FREEZIN' FOR A REASON: Linda Welling and her husband, Dave, of Newton Falls, participate in the Polar Bear Plunge at Mosquito Lake in Bazetta Township. Saturday's event raised more than $25,000 for the Special Olympics.

FREEZIN' FOR A REASON: Linda Welling and her husband, Dave, ...

FREEZIN' FOR A REASON: Linda Welling and her husband, Dave, of Newton Falls, participate in the Polar Bear Plunge at Mosquito Lake in Bazetta Township. Saturday's event raised more than $25,000 for the Special Olympics.


Luke Holko and his dad, Chad.

Luke Holko and his dad, Chad.

Luke Holko and his dad, Chad.


Tim Boesel and Sara Roth

Tim Boesel and Sara Roth

Tim Boesel and Sara Roth


Special to The Vindicator
UPTON ASSOCIATION: The Upton Association recently chose a slate of officers who will oversee the upkeep of the historic Upton House at 380 Mahoning Ave., Warren, and schedule events to take place at the facility. Assuming leadership roles, are, from left, Tom Barnes, recording secretary; Carol Olson, vice president; Sandra Sarsany, past president; Sue Stoddart, president; and Judy Sheridan, treasurer. The home is available to the public and can be rented for such events as birthdays, showers, teas, meetings and small reunions. The Association conducts tours of the home, maintains the Women’s Park and sells commemorative bricks for the park. For more information call (330) 395-1840 or visit www.uptonhouse.org.

Special to The Vindicator UPTON ASSOCIATION: The Upton Association recently ...

Special to The Vindicator UPTON ASSOCIATION: The Upton Association recently chose a slate of officers who will oversee the upkeep of the historic Upton House at 380 Mahoning Ave., Warren, and schedule events to take ...


Rick Dyson and Jennifer Giannini

Rick Dyson and Jennifer Giannini

Rick Dyson and Jennifer Giannini


Robert P. Noll and Christie L. McDaniel

Robert P. Noll and Christie L. McDaniel

Robert P. Noll and Christie L. McDaniel


Special to The Vindicator
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Among those displaying a sign announcing a benefit “Dance to Remember” to take place from 7 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 12 at Kuzman’s in Girard are, from left, Brenda Williams, Debbie Lavelle, Susan Ryan, Stephen Barba, Larry Maffitt and Jim Dunn, committee members. Other committee members, not pictured, are Karen Stoner, Karen Elder, Debbie Welch, George Welch, Allyson Clark, Meg Daniluka, Michele Dunn and Carl Severino.

Special to The Vindicator SIGN OF THE TIMES: Among those ...

Special to The Vindicator SIGN OF THE TIMES: Among those displaying a sign announcing a benefit “Dance to Remember” to take place from 7 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 12 at Kuzman’s in Girard are, ...


Matthew Speece and Kimberly Morrison

Matthew Speece and Kimberly Morrison

Matthew Speece and Kimberly Morrison


Katrina Porter and Brandon Massullo

Katrina Porter and Brandon Massullo

Katrina Porter and Brandon Massullo


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Joseph Burkhart and Crystal Chicone

Joseph Burkhart and Crystal Chicone

Joseph Burkhart and Crystal Chicone


Ida Latcham and Charles E. Seckler

Ida Latcham and Charles E. Seckler

Ida Latcham and Charles E. Seckler


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

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Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and the State of Ohio for bringing State Championship trophies home to the valley.

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High ...

Coach P.J. Fecko and his football team at Mooney High School and Coach Dan Reardon with his team at Ursuline High School were honored at Covelli Centre by officials representing the City of Youngstown and ...


Briana Fitzpatrick and Scott Larson

Briana Fitzpatrick and Scott Larson

Briana Fitzpatrick and Scott Larson


Steven Kongmuang and Holly Stevens

Steven Kongmuang and Holly Stevens

Steven Kongmuang and Holly Stevens


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bono, left, and Rihanna perform at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bono, ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bono, left, and Rihanna perform at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Rihanna performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Rihanna ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Rihanna performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Madonna performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Madonna ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Madonna performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira, left, and Wyclef Jean pose backstage at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira, ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira, left, and Wyclef Jean pose backstage at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jay-Z performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jay-Z ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jay-Z performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Coldplay performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Coldplay ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Coldplay performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in London. (AP Photo/MJ Kim/Hope For Haiti Now)


In this image released by Hope For Haiti Now, Wyclef Jean performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope For Haiti Now, Wyclef ...

In this image released by Hope For Haiti Now, Wyclef Jean performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for ...


Pilot/Major Joe George of Pittsburgh and his co-Pilot First Lieutenant Steve Stroney of Liberty talk about their flight .

Pilot/Major Joe George of Pittsburgh and his co-Pilot First Lieutenant ...

Pilot/Major Joe George of Pittsburgh and his co-Pilot First Lieutenant Steve Stroney of Liberty talk about their flight .


Pilot/Major Joe George of Pittsburgh and his co-Pilot First Lieutenant Steve Stroney of Liberty talk about their flight .

Pilot/Major Joe George of Pittsburgh and his co-Pilot First Lieutenant ...

Pilot/Major Joe George of Pittsburgh and his co-Pilot First Lieutenant Steve Stroney of Liberty talk about their flight .


First Lieutenant and Co-Pilot Steve Stroney of Liberty with Pilot and Major Joe George of Pittsburgh with the C130 - H2 Aircraft behind them.

First Lieutenant and Co-Pilot Steve Stroney of Liberty with Pilot ...

First Lieutenant and Co-Pilot Steve Stroney of Liberty with Pilot and Major Joe George of Pittsburgh with the C130 - H2 Aircraft behind them.


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Stevie Wonder performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Stevie ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Stevie Wonder performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now,  Ellen DeGeneres works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Ellen ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Ellen DeGeneres works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jennifer Aniston works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jennifer ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jennifer Aniston works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now,  Wyclef Jean speaks at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Wyclef ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Wyclef Jean speaks at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce Springsteen performs on "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce Springsteen performs on "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce Springsteen performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce Springsteen performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Mary J. Blige performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Mary ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Mary J. Blige performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, actors, from left, Mark Wahlberg, George Clooney, and Jack Nicholson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis, Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, actors, ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, actors, from left, Mark Wahlberg, George Clooney, and Jack Nicholson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Randy Jackson, left, and actor Samuel L. Jackson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis, Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Randy ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Randy Jackson, left, and actor Samuel L. Jackson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, the panel for "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, the ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, the panel for "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Sting performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Sting ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Sting performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti ...


Reading is fun when you can make personalized gloves to wear. Molly Malmer (left) sits with her father, Mike Malmer, and shows off the reading glove that she made.

Reading is fun when you can make personalized gloves to ...

Reading is fun when you can make personalized gloves to wear. Molly Malmer (left) sits with her father, Mike Malmer, and shows off the reading glove that she made.


Sentences are fun with this word sorting activity. Mason Planey (left) consults his mother, Kelly Planey, to make sure his sentence is correct.

Sentences are fun with this word sorting activity. Mason Planey ...

Sentences are fun with this word sorting activity. Mason Planey (left) consults his mother, Kelly Planey, to make sure his sentence is correct.


Dobbin's Literacy Night is not just for kids, it's a family affair. Parents are reminded of how fun animated stories can be. Sudha Rabindra (left) and mother Ashlin Rabindra are in the background reading.
From front left: Kim Simon, Laurel Simon, Stacie Zarbaugh, Jeff Simon, Zoe Simon and Kim  Simon.

Dobbin's Literacy Night is not just for kids, it's a ...

Dobbin's Literacy Night is not just for kids, it's a family affair. Parents are reminded of how fun animated stories can be. Sudha Rabindra (left) and mother Ashlin Rabindra are in the background reading. From ...


Students crowd the stage at the Boardman Performing Arts Center as the band The Other Night performs. The band, consisting of four members, are all Boardman High School students.

Students crowd the stage at the Boardman Performing Arts Center ...

Students crowd the stage at the Boardman Performing Arts Center as the band The Other Night performs. The band, consisting of four members, are all Boardman High School students.


Battle of the Band winners Sinful Faith puts on a show for fans and spectators in the Boardman Performing Arts Center. Nick Deemer (left), Aaron Mannion (center) and Dylan Reid are all students of Boardman High School.

Battle of the Band winners Sinful Faith puts on a ...

Battle of the Band winners Sinful Faith puts on a show for fans and spectators in the Boardman Performing Arts Center. Nick Deemer (left), Aaron Mannion (center) and Dylan Reid are all students of Boardman ...


Boardman High School senior Mike Landgraff wails on the drums during Genghis Khan's performance at the Battle of the Bands on Jan. 16. His band landed in second place.

Boardman High School senior Mike Landgraff wails on the drums ...

Boardman High School senior Mike Landgraff wails on the drums during Genghis Khan's performance at the Battle of the Bands on Jan. 16. His band landed in second place.


Battle of the Band winners Sinful Faith puts on a show for fans and spectators in the Boardman Performing Arts Center. Nick Deemer (left), Aaron Mannion (center) and Dylan Reid are all students of Boardman High School.

Battle of the Band winners Sinful Faith puts on a ...

Battle of the Band winners Sinful Faith puts on a show for fans and spectators in the Boardman Performing Arts Center. Nick Deemer (left), Aaron Mannion (center) and Dylan Reid are all students of Boardman ...


Senior Lauren DiCola focuses on her sheet music as she pounds away on the timpani drums.

Senior Lauren DiCola focuses on her sheet music as she ...

Senior Lauren DiCola focuses on her sheet music as she pounds away on the timpani drums.


Neighbors | Submitted
Dave Larson (with horns) goofs off with Dom Mirto during the Sock Hop Jan. 8. Y-Teens is a service organization which provides students with the opportunity to be of service to the community and to socialize with other students. The Sock Hop was a fundraiser for the organization.

Neighbors | Submitted Dave Larson (with horns) goofs off with ...

Neighbors | Submitted Dave Larson (with horns) goofs off with Dom Mirto during the Sock Hop Jan. 8. Y-Teens is a service organization which provides students with the opportunity to be of service to the ...


Brock McGivern (left), Brina Sturgeon, Kasey McMurry and Ben Angelo attended the Sock Hop Jan. 18 after the boys' varsity basketball game. The event was sponsored by the Canfield High School Y-Teens.

Brock McGivern (left), Brina Sturgeon, Kasey McMurry and Ben Angelo ...

Brock McGivern (left), Brina Sturgeon, Kasey McMurry and Ben Angelo attended the Sock Hop Jan. 18 after the boys' varsity basketball game. The event was sponsored by the Canfield High School Y-Teens.


Kristin Pettola (left) and Taylor Dorman didn't shy away from the camera as they show off a few dance moves at the Canfield High School Sock Hop Jan. 18.

Kristin Pettola (left) and Taylor Dorman didn't shy away from ...

Kristin Pettola (left) and Taylor Dorman didn't shy away from the camera as they show off a few dance moves at the Canfield High School Sock Hop Jan. 18.


Nick Benson (left), Matt Costello (center) and Michael Podolsky  take a break from dancing to strike a pose for the camera during the Jan. 18 Sock Hop at Canfield High School.

Nick Benson (left), Matt Costello (center) and Michael Podolsky take ...

Nick Benson (left), Matt Costello (center) and Michael Podolsky take a break from dancing to strike a pose for the camera during the Jan. 18 Sock Hop at Canfield High School.


The Canfield Y-Teens put together a Sock Hop at the high school Jan. 15. These officers and members of the organization, pictured from left,  planned the event. They are (front) vice president  Rachel Pintaric; treasurer Diana Konik; (back) president Kelly Fening; secretary Jenna Boris; member Audrey Smith and executive board member Brittany Bobovayik.

The Canfield Y-Teens put together a Sock Hop at the ...

The Canfield Y-Teens put together a Sock Hop at the high school Jan. 15. These officers and members of the organization, pictured from left, planned the event. They are (front) vice president Rachel Pintaric; treasurer ...


Alex Miller, 8, celebrates his bingo victory with classmate Lorenzo Russo, 8.

Alex Miller, 8, celebrates his bingo victory with classmate Lorenzo ...

Alex Miller, 8, celebrates his bingo victory with classmate Lorenzo Russo, 8.


Delaney Gallagher, 2, waits patiently for mom Richelle and sister Mikayla, 8, to fill out their bingo cards.

Delaney Gallagher, 2, waits patiently for mom Richelle and sister ...

Delaney Gallagher, 2, waits patiently for mom Richelle and sister Mikayla, 8, to fill out their bingo cards.


Friends take a break from bingo to enjoy refreshments provided by the Watson PTA. From left, Isabella Bindas, 7, Haley Molynarski, 7, Morgan Reed, 7, and Shannon Carr, 7.

Friends take a break from bingo to enjoy refreshments provided ...

Friends take a break from bingo to enjoy refreshments provided by the Watson PTA. From left, Isabella Bindas, 7, Haley Molynarski, 7, Morgan Reed, 7, and Shannon Carr, 7.


2009-10 Boardman Glenwood 7th grade boys basketball team

2009-10 Boardman Glenwood 7th grade boys basketball team

2009-10 Boardman Glenwood 7th grade boys basketball team


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce Springsteen performs on "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Bruce Springsteen performs on "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Shakira performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Mary J. Blige performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Mary ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Mary J. Blige performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Sting performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Sting ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Sting performs at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now,  Wyclef Jean speaks at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Wyclef ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Wyclef Jean speaks at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/Hope for ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jennifer Aniston works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jennifer ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Jennifer Aniston works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Stevie Wonder performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Stevie ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Stevie Wonder performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now,  Ellen DeGeneres works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Ellen ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Ellen DeGeneres works the phone bank at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. ...


HE TAKES THE CAKE
Special to The Vindicator
THE BIG 5O: Struthers Rotary Club took time out during its Jan. 12 regular meeting at Struthers Presbyterian Church to honor Jim Jickess, center, for his 50th anniversary as a member of the club. On behalf of the Rotary Club, Tom Baringer, at right, a member and assistant governor, presents a decorated cake and plaque to the retired State Farm Insurance agent, as Paul Paris, a Rotary charter member, awaits his piece of the cake.

HE TAKES THE CAKE Special to The Vindicator THE BIG ...

HE TAKES THE CAKE Special to The Vindicator THE BIG 5O: Struthers Rotary Club took time out during its Jan. 12 regular meeting at Struthers Presbyterian Church to honor Jim Jickess, center, for his 50th ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Randy Jackson, left, and actor Samuel L. Jackson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis, Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Randy ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Randy Jackson, left, and actor Samuel L. Jackson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, ...


In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, actors, from left, Mark Wahlberg, George Clooney, and Jack Nicholson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis, Hope for Haiti Now)

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, actors, ...

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, actors, from left, Mark Wahlberg, George Clooney, and Jack Nicholson are shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. ...


Steve Bruno and Lauren Mackie

Steve Bruno and Lauren Mackie

Steve Bruno and Lauren Mackie


Matthew Hoskins and Stacey Alexander

Matthew Hoskins and Stacey Alexander

Matthew Hoskins and Stacey Alexander


Boardman Darryce Moore (44) gets a shot past the Lady Blue Streaks.

Boardman Darryce Moore (44) gets a shot past the Lady ...

Boardman Darryce Moore (44) gets a shot past the Lady Blue Streaks.


GAME ACTION: Boardman’s Doriyon Glass (33), above,  goes for the rebound before it goes out of bounds against Uniontown Lake during Wednesday’s game. The Spartans defeated Federal League rival Uniontown Lake 65-37.

GAME ACTION: Boardman’s Doriyon Glass (33), above, goes for the ...

GAME ACTION: Boardman’s Doriyon Glass (33), above, goes for the rebound before it goes out of bounds against Uniontown Lake during Wednesday’s game. The Spartans defeated Federal League rival Uniontown Lake 65-37.


UNDER CONTROL: Detective Sgt. Mike Lambert of the Youngstown Police Department removes a Rottweiler dog from a Donald Avenue home on the city’s West Side. Police suspect the dog attacked a 10-year-old boy Tuesday. Lambert removed the animal Wednesday afternoon.

UNDER CONTROL: Detective Sgt. Mike Lambert of the Youngstown Police ...

UNDER CONTROL: Detective Sgt. Mike Lambert of the Youngstown Police Department removes a Rottweiler dog from a Donald Avenue home on the city’s West Side. Police suspect the dog attacked a 10-year-old boy Tuesday. Lambert ...


GAME ACTION: Boardman’s Brooke Meenachan (21) looks to pass while Lake’s Jordan Jackson defends. The Spartans defeated Federal League rival Uniontown Lake 65-37.

GAME ACTION: Boardman’s Brooke Meenachan (21) looks to pass while ...

GAME ACTION: Boardman’s Brooke Meenachan (21) looks to pass while Lake’s Jordan Jackson defends. The Spartans defeated Federal League rival Uniontown Lake 65-37.


GOAL REACHED: Jim Graham, at the podium, president of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, explains how union workers helped the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley exceed its 2009 financial goal of $2.5 million. Also appearing at Wednesday’s press conference were, from left, David Green, president of UAW Local 1714 at Lordstown; John Donahoe, manager of the complex and 2009 campaign chairman; and Robert Hannon, UW president and chief professional officer.

GOAL REACHED: Jim Graham, at the podium, president of United ...

GOAL REACHED: Jim Graham, at the podium, president of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, explains how union workers helped the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley exceed ...


LADIES IN WAITING: Satisfied that arrangements have been completed for the Black and White Snowflake Ball, to be sponsored by the Epsilon Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, are, seated, Sarah Brown-Clark, member of the program committee; and standing from left, Beverly Fortune, chair of the event; Robin Bradley, ticket chair; and Carole Staten, technology chair.

LADIES IN WAITING: Satisfied that arrangements have been completed for ...

LADIES IN WAITING: Satisfied that arrangements have been completed for the Black and White Snowflake Ball, to be sponsored by the Epsilon Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, are, seated, Sarah Brown-Clark, member ...


TWO FOR ONE: Suzanne Barbati, who is stepping down from her leadership role as president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, has turned over her duties to Holly Burnett-Hanley and Sarah Lown, who have agreed to share the leadership duties. The transfer of power came shortly after the LWVGY hosted a brunch attended by a number of state representatives and state senators. The speaker was Max Blachman of United States Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office.

TWO FOR ONE: Suzanne Barbati, who is stepping down from ...

TWO FOR ONE: Suzanne Barbati, who is stepping down from her leadership role as president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, has turned over her duties to Holly Burnett-Hanley and Sarah Lown, ...


Special to The Vindicator
TWO FOR ONE: Suzanne Barbati, who is stepping down from her leadership role as president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, has turned over her duties to Holly Burnett-Hanley and Sarah Lown, who have agreed to share the leadership duties. The transfer of power came shortly after the LWVGY hosted a brunch attended by a number of state representatives and state senators. The speaker was Max Blachman of United States Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office.

Special to The Vindicator TWO FOR ONE: Suzanne Barbati, who ...

Special to The Vindicator TWO FOR ONE: Suzanne Barbati, who is stepping down from her leadership role as president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, has turned over her duties to Holly ...


McDonald's Matthias Tayala attempts a layup against Columbiana's Austin Barbato (23) Nick Good (30) and Tyler Demeade (22) during the first quarter  of a game at the Covelli Centre on Tuesday evening.

McDonald's Matthias Tayala attempts a layup against Columbiana's Austin Barbato ...

McDonald's Matthias Tayala attempts a layup against Columbiana's Austin Barbato (23) Nick Good (30) and Tyler Demeade (22) during the first quarter of a game at the Covelli Centre on Tuesday evening.


PRIME TIME: YSU’s Sirlester Martin (5) dribbles past a defender during a game at the Beeghly Center. Martin and the Penguins will host the Milwaukee Panthers Friday at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPNU.

PRIME TIME: YSU’s Sirlester Martin (5) dribbles past a defender ...

PRIME TIME: YSU’s Sirlester Martin (5) dribbles past a defender during a game at the Beeghly Center. Martin and the Penguins will host the Milwaukee Panthers Friday at 7 p.m. The game will air on ...


Frank Buffano

Frank Buffano

Frank Buffano


Dr. C. Jack Maynard, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Indiana State University, and candidate for President of Youngstown State University.

Dr. C. Jack Maynard, Provost and Vice President for Academic ...

Dr. C. Jack Maynard, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Indiana State University, and candidate for President of Youngstown State University.


PRACTICING THEIR ART: Artists from the Trumbull Art Gallery gather every Tuesday morning at the SCOPE Center in Warren for a portrait session. They’ve been meeting since 1981. Artist Allison Breese is shown at work.

PRACTICING THEIR ART: Artists from the Trumbull Art Gallery gather ...

PRACTICING THEIR ART: Artists from the Trumbull Art Gallery gather every Tuesday morning at the SCOPE Center in Warren for a portrait session. They’ve been meeting since 1981. Artist Allison Breese is shown at work.


Yvette McGee Brown

Yvette McGee Brown

Yvette McGee Brown


DOGS RUN: Poland’s David Baker completes a dunk while trailed by Springfield’s Tim Norris in the second quarter of the opening game in the Lariccia Family High School Basketball Series on Tuesday at the Covelli Centre.  Baker had 14 points in the Bulldogs’s 85-49 win over the Tigers.

DOGS RUN: Poland’s David Baker completes a dunk while trailed ...

DOGS RUN: Poland’s David Baker completes a dunk while trailed by Springfield’s Tim Norris in the second quarter of the opening game in the Lariccia Family High School Basketball Series on Tuesday at the Covelli ...


FAMILY MATTERS: YSU students Eddie D’Haiti, pictured, and Ely Ducatel are among those who have relatives in Haiti. Family members went for days without contact with those in the Caribbean Island nation, which was struck by a major earthquake last week.

FAMILY MATTERS: YSU students Eddie D’Haiti, pictured, and Ely Ducatel ...

FAMILY MATTERS: YSU students Eddie D’Haiti, pictured, and Ely Ducatel are among those who have relatives in Haiti. Family members went for days without contact with those in the Caribbean Island nation, which was struck ...


PRACTICING THEIR ART: Artists from the Trumbull Art Gallery gather every Tuesday morning at the SCOPE Center in Warren for a portrait session. They’ve been meeting since 1981. Gail Brady, of Warren, happened to be at SCOPE on Tuesday and volunteered to sit for them.

PRACTICING THEIR ART: Artists from the Trumbull Art Gallery gather ...

PRACTICING THEIR ART: Artists from the Trumbull Art Gallery gather every Tuesday morning at the SCOPE Center in Warren for a portrait session. They’ve been meeting since 1981. Gail Brady, of Warren, happened to be ...


AFFAIRS OF THE HEART: Their dedication to combating cardiovascular disease and to pediatric research is shared by, above from left, Dr. Atef S. Labib, the recipient of the American Heart Associations’s 2010 Cardiac Service Award; Julie Nohra Schiavone, recipient of the Heart of the Community Award; and Dr. Cathy Mastropietro, chair of the American Heart Association’s 2010 Heart Ball.

AFFAIRS OF THE HEART: Their dedication to combating cardiovascular disease ...

AFFAIRS OF THE HEART: Their dedication to combating cardiovascular disease and to pediatric research is shared by, above from left, Dr. Atef S. Labib, the recipient of the American Heart Associations’s 2010 Cardiac Service Award; ...


I’LL TAKE THAT: Ben Paulides (27) of the Youngstown Phantoms tries to keep the puck from Team USA’s Austin Wuthrich during Monday’s game at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms won 7-3.

I’LL TAKE THAT: Ben Paulides (27) of the Youngstown Phantoms ...

I’LL TAKE THAT: Ben Paulides (27) of the Youngstown Phantoms tries to keep the puck from Team USA’s Austin Wuthrich during Monday’s game at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms won 7-3.


Karen Mueller and Dan Donatelli

Karen Mueller and Dan Donatelli

Karen Mueller and Dan Donatelli


Kara Mike and Vincent Ludovici Jr.

Kara Mike and Vincent Ludovici Jr.

Kara Mike and Vincent Ludovici Jr.


WINTER FUN: Lucy, a mixed breed dog, plans in the snow at the Angels for Animals compound on state Route 165 in Beaver Township. Although pets can have fun playing out in the snow, they might require more nutrition and more calories when it’s cold.

WINTER FUN: Lucy, a mixed breed dog, plans in the ...

WINTER FUN: Lucy, a mixed breed dog, plans in the snow at the Angels for Animals compound on state Route 165 in Beaver Township. Although pets can have fun playing out in the snow, they ...


Melissa Palumbo and Ryan Caesar

Melissa Palumbo and Ryan Caesar

Melissa Palumbo and Ryan Caesar


Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Leonard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Leonard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Leonard


WINTER FUN: Kate McDermott of Angels for Animals, plays with one of the dogs at the agency’s compound on state Route 165 in Beaver Township. A dog’s size and type of coat need to be considered in the length of time the animal spends outdoors in the winter.

WINTER FUN: Kate McDermott of Angels for Animals, plays with ...

WINTER FUN: Kate McDermott of Angels for Animals, plays with one of the dogs at the agency’s compound on state Route 165 in Beaver Township. A dog’s size and type of coat need to be ...


Cassandra Flora and Matthew Bradley

Cassandra Flora and Matthew Bradley

Cassandra Flora and Matthew Bradley


BASKETBALL SERIES: Tony Lariccia (first row), main sponsor for the Lariccia Family High School Basketball Series that begins Tuesday at the Covelli Centre, said that the annual event is to help young people at Monday’s press conference in the Community Room of the Covelli Centre. Back row. Eric Ryan, Centre executive director; Eric Trebus, Mahoning County Public Warriors’ player; Terry Bacha Sr., Mahoning County Indians’ coach; Matt Jurczyk, an Indians’ player; Michael Koken, St. Christine’s School athletic director; Paul Andraso, administrator-treasurer of the Series.

BASKETBALL SERIES: Tony Lariccia (first row), main sponsor for the ...

BASKETBALL SERIES: Tony Lariccia (first row), main sponsor for the Lariccia Family High School Basketball Series that begins Tuesday at the Covelli Centre, said that the annual event is to help young people at Monday’s ...


COOL CAT: Buckwheat, a cat up for adoption at Angels for Animals, walks gingerly through the snow.  It’s especially important for pets have access to shelter when the weather is cold.

COOL CAT: Buckwheat, a cat up for adoption at Angels ...

COOL CAT: Buckwheat, a cat up for adoption at Angels for Animals, walks gingerly through the snow. It’s especially important for pets have access to shelter when the weather is cold.


KING WORKSHOP:  Penny Wells, left, and Greg Jones were among those who attended a Martin Luther King Community Workshop at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave. The event took place Monday to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

KING WORKSHOP: Penny Wells, left, and Greg Jones were among ...

KING WORKSHOP: Penny Wells, left, and Greg Jones were among those who attended a Martin Luther King Community Workshop at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave. The event took place Monday to commemorate the Rev. ...


Ivan Maldonado

Ivan Maldonado

Ivan Maldonado


Mackenzie Zimmerman and Kevin Prus Jr.

Mackenzie Zimmerman and Kevin Prus Jr.

Mackenzie Zimmerman and Kevin Prus Jr.


Rev. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fennell

Rev. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fennell

Rev. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fennell


AWAITING CHILI GUESTS: Prepared to give a warm welcome to guests attending two chili events sponsored by Poland Rotary Club are, from left, William Miner, co-chair of the Chili Open Golf Classic; Mary Ann Martinko, chair of the Chili Open; Carmella Smallhoover, Poland Rotary president; and Andrew Grischow, co-chair of the Chili Open and owner of Bedford Trails Golf Course.

AWAITING CHILI GUESTS: Prepared to give a warm welcome to ...

AWAITING CHILI GUESTS: Prepared to give a warm welcome to guests attending two chili events sponsored by Poland Rotary Club are, from left, William Miner, co-chair of the Chili Open Golf Classic; Mary Ann Martinko, ...


NET PLAY: Youngstown Phantoms goalie Mike Mahalak and defenseman Dan Senkbeil try to keep Team USA’s Travis Boyd (93) from scoring during Monday’s game at the Covelli Centre.

NET PLAY: Youngstown Phantoms goalie Mike Mahalak and defenseman Dan ...

NET PLAY: Youngstown Phantoms goalie Mike Mahalak and defenseman Dan Senkbeil try to keep Team USA’s Travis Boyd (93) from scoring during Monday’s game at the Covelli Centre.


GAME TIME: Lyric Saulsberry, 2, plays a game at the citywide baby shower at the McGuffey Centre in Youngstown. She attended the event Monday with her mother, Latasha Saulsberry of Youngstown. It was the 4th annual citywide baby shower sponsored by the Associated Neighborhood Centers’ McGuffey Centre.

GAME TIME: Lyric Saulsberry, 2, plays a game at the ...

GAME TIME: Lyric Saulsberry, 2, plays a game at the citywide baby shower at the McGuffey Centre in Youngstown. She attended the event Monday with her mother, Latasha Saulsberry of Youngstown. It was the 4th ...


Tennequa Mayo of Youngstown, left, and her son Justin, 2, share a moment at the citywide baby shower Monday at the McGuffey Centre in Youngstown.

Tennequa Mayo of Youngstown, left, and her son Justin, 2, ...

Tennequa Mayo of Youngstown, left, and her son Justin, 2, share a moment at the citywide baby shower Monday at the McGuffey Centre in Youngstown.


ON THE MARKET? The Missouri man who purchased Cortland Elementary at auction for $10,000 recently bought a similar school building in Lima, Ohio, and re-sold it on eBay at a $40,000 profit.

ON THE MARKET? The Missouri man who purchased Cortland Elementary ...

ON THE MARKET? The Missouri man who purchased Cortland Elementary at auction for $10,000 recently bought a similar school building in Lima, Ohio, and re-sold it on eBay at a $40,000 profit.


Rachael Thalkar and Jacob Wynkoop

Rachael Thalkar and Jacob Wynkoop

Rachael Thalkar and Jacob Wynkoop


Alicia White and Wesley Vanlandingham

Alicia White and Wesley Vanlandingham

Alicia White and Wesley Vanlandingham


Jessica Moss and Thomas Schmitt

Jessica Moss and Thomas Schmitt

Jessica Moss and Thomas Schmitt


A parishioner with an aspirator mask prays during Sunday Mass outside the St. Louis King of Spain Catholic Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. The church was damaged during Tuesday's earthquake.

A parishioner with an aspirator mask prays during Sunday Mass ...

A parishioner with an aspirator mask prays during Sunday Mass outside the St. Louis King of Spain Catholic Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. The church was damaged during Tuesday's earthquake.


Kathryn Hawks Haney

Kathryn Hawks Haney

Kathryn Hawks Haney


The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the Brown Bag Concert series , Every Wednesday at Noon at the Butler . Today was Chamber Music for Brass Quintets.-  starting closest to camera in the pink is  Deborah McDowell- Andrew Barnes- (green)- Eric Jernigan   Frederick Moose and David Gardner.

The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert ...

The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the Brown Bag Concert series , ...


Mster Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.

Mster Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.

Mster Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.


HELP FROM ON HIGH: U.S. troops drop food supplies from a helicopter as relief efforts continue throughout Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown air base will join the humanitarian mission this week.

HELP FROM ON HIGH: U.S. troops drop food supplies from ...

HELP FROM ON HIGH: U.S. troops drop food supplies from a helicopter as relief efforts continue throughout Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown air base will join the humanitarian mission this week.


William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Rev Eleanor Felder, Pastor of Holy Bible Church of God, left, and Rev. Amariah McIntosh,Pastor Phillips Chapel AME and Pres. of Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, speaks at MLK Community Worship Service Sunday 1-17-10 at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown.McIntosh was main speaker at the event.

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Rev Eleanor Felder, Pastor of Holy ...

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Rev Eleanor Felder, Pastor of Holy Bible Church of God, left, and Rev. Amariah McIntosh,Pastor Phillips Chapel AME and Pres. of Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, speaks at MLK Community Worship Service Sunday ...


TIME FOR A CHANGE: Debbie James, 45, of Champion, waits at the Trumbull One-Stop Center. She hopes federal retraining funding will pay for her to complete her bachelor's of business administration at Kent State University. The wife and mother of three has been laid off from the accounting department at Severstal Warren since August 2009.

TIME FOR A CHANGE: Debbie James, 45, of Champion, waits ...

TIME FOR A CHANGE: Debbie James, 45, of Champion, waits at the Trumbull One-Stop Center. She hopes federal retraining funding will pay for her to complete her bachelor's of business administration at Kent State University. ...


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PROJECT CHILI COOK-OFF: Zack Lord and his mom, Karen Lord, both of Hubbard, stir a batch of their white-chicken chili. The Lords are a part of Project: Serving Soldiers, a service organization that helps soldiers overseas.

PROJECT CHILI COOK-OFF: Zack Lord and his mom, Karen Lord, ...

PROJECT CHILI COOK-OFF: Zack Lord and his mom, Karen Lord, both of Hubbard, stir a batch of their white-chicken chili. The Lords are a part of Project: Serving Soldiers, a service organization that helps soldiers ...


GUARD DOG: Canfield's Jillian Halfhill, back, watches as teammate Cally Wollet (3) tries to take the ball from Poland's Abby Brenoel (11) during Saturday's game at Canfield High School. The Cardinals proved too much for the Bulldogs, winning 59-27.

GUARD DOG: Canfield's Jillian Halfhill, back, watches as teammate Cally ...

GUARD DOG: Canfield's Jillian Halfhill, back, watches as teammate Cally Wollet (3) tries to take the ball from Poland's Abby Brenoel (11) during Saturday's game at Canfield High School. The Cardinals proved too much for ...


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The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the Brown Bag Concert series , Every Wednesday at Noon at the Butler . Today was Chamber Music for Brass Quintets.-  Eric jernigan warms up on his Tuba under the watchful eye of  "the baseball player by 'Marc Sijan-1999' at the Butler.The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----

The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the Brown Bag Concert series , Every Wednesday at Noon at the Butler . Today was Chamber Music for Brass Quintets.-  starting closest to camera in the pink is  Deborah McDowell- Andrew Barnes- (green)- Eric Jernigan   Frederick Moose and David Gardner.

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- The College of Fine and ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the ...


The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay 
T A K E A W A Y - Hubbards #23 Mike Lopuchovsky and Campbells #4 Nate Hodge fight for the ball - eagles came up with the ball -

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay T A K E A W ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay T A K E A W A Y - Hubbards #23 Mike Lopuchovsky and Campbells #4 Nate Hodge fight for the ball - eagles came up with the ball -


The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----

The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the Brown Bag Concert series , Every Wednesday at Noon at the Butler . Today was Chamber Music for Brass Quintets.-  Eric jernigan warms up on his Tuba under the watchful eye of  "the baseball player by 'Marc Sijan-1999' at the Butler.

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- The College of Fine and ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the ...


The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay 
T A K E A W A Y - Hubbards #23 Mike Lopuchovsky and Campbells #4 Nate Hodge fight for the ball - eagles came up with the ball -

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay T A K E A W ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay T A K E A W A Y - Hubbards #23 Mike Lopuchovsky and Campbells #4 Nate Hodge fight for the ball - eagles came up with the ball -


The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----

The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the Brown Bag Concert series , Every Wednesday at Noon at the Butler . Today was Chamber Music for Brass Quintets.-  Listening intently to the Brass Quintet is Dr. Victor and Gael-Leesa Jurczenko of Hermitage

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- The College of Fine and ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- The College of Fine and Performing Arts - Dana Concert Series presents Music at Noon Concert Series kicked off at the Butler Institute of American Art as part of the ...


STARTING YOUNG: Daniel Harris, 1, of Youngstown takes in a community worship service to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He was sitting in the lap of Louise Sullivan as his mother sang in the choir Sunday. The service was at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown.

STARTING YOUNG: Daniel Harris, 1, of Youngstown takes in a ...

STARTING YOUNG: Daniel Harris, 1, of Youngstown takes in a community worship service to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He was sitting in the lap of Louise Sullivan as his mother sang in ...


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. ...

The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Saturday January 16, 2009. Ice Zone Boardman.


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The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara
affairs of the heart: Their dedication to combating cardiovascular disease and to pediatric research is shared by, above from left, Dr. Atef S. Labib, the recipient of the American Heart Associations’s 2010 Cardiac Service Award; Julie Nohra Schiavone, recipient of the Heart of the Community Award; and Dr. Cathy Mastropietro, chair of the American Heart Association’s 2010 Heart Ball.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara affairs of the heart: Their dedication to ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara affairs of the heart: Their dedication to combating cardiovascular disease and to pediatric research is shared by, above from left, Dr. Atef S. Labib, the recipient of the American Heart Associations’s 2010 ...


The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild
LADIES IN WAITING: Satisfied that arrangements have been completed for the Black and White Snowflake Ball, to be sponsored by the Epsilon Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, are, seated, Sarah Brown-Clark, member of the program committee; and standing from left, Beverly Fortune, chair of the event; Robin Bradley, ticket chair; and Carole Staten, technology chair.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild LADIES IN WAITING: Satisfied that arrangements have ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild LADIES IN WAITING: Satisfied that arrangements have been completed for the Black and White Snowflake Ball, to be sponsored by the Epsilon Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, are, seated, ...


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Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Leonard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Leonard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Leonard


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Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fennell

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fennell

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fennell


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara
AWAITING CHILI GUESTS: Prepared to give a warm welcome to guests attending two chili events sponsored by Poland Rotary Club are, from left, William Miner, co-chair of the Chili Open Golf Classic; Mary Ann Martinko, chair of the Chili Open; Carmella Smallhoover, Poland Rotary president; and Andrew Grischow, co-chair of the Chili Open and owner of Bedford Trails Golf Course.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara AWAITING CHILI GUESTS: Prepared to give a ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara AWAITING CHILI GUESTS: Prepared to give a warm welcome to guests attending two chili events sponsored by Poland Rotary Club are, from left, William Miner, co-chair of the Chili Open Golf Classic; ...


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Gladys Loiuis Jeune is pulled alive from the rubble of her home in Port-au-Prince nearly 43 hours after Tuesday's earthquake, where she was greeted by her a cheering crowd Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Gladys Loiuis Jeune is pulled alive from the rubble of ...

Gladys Loiuis Jeune is pulled alive from the rubble of her home in Port-au-Prince nearly 43 hours after Tuesday's earthquake, where she was greeted by her a cheering crowd Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.


An earthquake victim reacts as he is moved from a flatbed truck on to a plane to be transported for medical treatment in the Dominican Republic,Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A team of doctors from University/Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center arrived in Haiti to aid in medical care for victims of the worst earthquake to hit the island in 200 years.

An earthquake victim reacts as he is moved from a ...

An earthquake victim reacts as he is moved from a flatbed truck on to a plane to be transported for medical treatment in the Dominican Republic,Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A team of doctors from University/Jackson ...


An earthquake survivor lies on a matt on a street of Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

An earthquake survivor lies on a matt on a street ...

An earthquake survivor lies on a matt on a street of Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.


Girls cry as a little girl is removed from the rubble, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Port-AU-Prince, Haiti.  Tuesday's quake left a landscape of collapsed buildings _ hospitals, schools, churches, ramshackle homes, even the gleaming national palace _ the rubble sending up a white cloud that shrouded the entire capital.

Girls cry as a little girl is removed from the ...

Girls cry as a little girl is removed from the rubble, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Port-AU-Prince, Haiti. Tuesday's quake left a landscape of collapsed buildings _ hospitals, schools, churches, ramshackle homes, even the gleaming ...


Haiti's National Palace is seen damaged in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.  A powerful earthquake struck the country on Tuesday.

Haiti's National Palace is seen damaged in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. ...

Haiti's National Palace is seen damaged in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A powerful earthquake struck the country on Tuesday.


Bodies lie in the rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday.

Bodies lie in the rubble along Delmas road the day ...

Bodies lie in the rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday.


A woman cries after finding the body of a loved one after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

A woman cries after finding the body of a loved ...

A woman cries after finding the body of a loved one after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.


Hundreds of bodies of earthquake victims lay outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday.

Hundreds of bodies of earthquake victims lay outside the morgue ...

Hundreds of bodies of earthquake victims lay outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday.


Workers move the bodies of the victims of the earthquake onto a bulldozer at the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Workers move the bodies of the victims of the earthquake ...

Workers move the bodies of the victims of the earthquake onto a bulldozer at the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.


Women stand next to the body of a woman pulled from the wreckage left from the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Women stand next to the body of a woman pulled ...

Women stand next to the body of a woman pulled from the wreckage left from the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.


Scott Agnew, M.D. in Pediatrics ward with medical student at Hôpital Lumière (the Hospital of Light) in Bonne Fin, Haiti, about 100 miles west of Port-au-Prince.

Scott Agnew, M.D. in Pediatrics ward with medical student at ...

Scott Agnew, M.D. in Pediatrics ward with medical student at Hôpital Lumière (the Hospital of Light) in Bonne Fin, Haiti, about 100 miles west of Port-au-Prince.


The Agnew family, in Bonne Fin, Haiti around 1994. Scott Agnew, M.D., wife Sandi Agnew, daughters Kristen, Jenna, Lauren.

The Agnew family, in Bonne Fin, Haiti around 1994. Scott ...

The Agnew family, in Bonne Fin, Haiti around 1994. Scott Agnew, M.D., wife Sandi Agnew, daughters Kristen, Jenna, Lauren.


Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001.

Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World ...

Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001.


Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001. "You don't miss that part of it, like putting tablets in water," said Harvey as she looked a small temporary hut used as a toliet, "you miss seeing the peoples faces when you help them."

Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World ...

Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001. "You don't miss that part of it, like putting tablets in water," said Harvey as she ...


Injured people are carried away in a truck after an earthquake in Delmas, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday.

Injured people are carried away in a truck after an ...

Injured people are carried away in a truck after an earthquake in Delmas, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday.


A photo of the beds of the Little Children of Jesus Orphanage in Lizon, Haiti.

A photo of the beds of the Little Children of ...

A photo of the beds of the Little Children of Jesus Orphanage in Lizon, Haiti.


A photo of the beds of the Little Children of Jesus Orphanage in Lizon, Haiti.

A photo of the beds of the Little Children of ...

A photo of the beds of the Little Children of Jesus Orphanage in Lizon, Haiti.


Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001. "You don't miss that part of it, like putting tablets in water," said Harvey as she looked a small temporary hut used as a toliet, "you miss seeing the peoples faces when you help them."

Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World ...

Mirian Harvey in Sudan while working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001. "You don't miss that part of it, like putting tablets in water," said Harvey as she ...


Mitchell Monroe prays for the victims of the Haiti's earthquake during a mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary's Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, in Miami, Fla.'s Haitian community. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

Mitchell Monroe prays for the victims of the Haiti's earthquake ...

Mitchell Monroe prays for the victims of the Haiti's earthquake during a mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary's Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, in Miami, Fla.'s Haitian community. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)


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At her southside home, Mirian Harvey stands alongside a trunk covered with gifts and souvenirs from her time working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001. "You don't miss that part of it, like putting tablets in water," said Harvey as she looked a small temporary hut used as a toliet, "you miss seeing the peoples faces when you help them."

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild At her southside home, Mirian Harvey stands ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild At her southside home, Mirian Harvey stands alongside a trunk covered with gifts and souvenirs from her time working for the UN's World Food Program in Sundan, Eritrea, and Kenya from 1998-2001. ...


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Dr. Abdul Ghani and Dr. James Smith sit in an examination room at their office along Belmont Ave. on Wednesday afternoon. The two doctors have made 4 and 3 trips, respectively, to Guatemala in order to provide free general surgeries for impoverished peoples. "Its extremely gratifying," said Dr. Ghani, "these people have the need and no access, some of these people come 50 to 100 miles to bring their families to care."

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild Dr. Abdul Ghani and Dr. James Smith ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild Dr. Abdul Ghani and Dr. James Smith sit in an examination room at their office along Belmont Ave. on Wednesday afternoon. The two doctors have made 4 and 3 trips, respectively, to ...


ON TRIAL: Monique Williams of Youngstown sits at the defendant’s table in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. She is on trial in the death of her husband, Julius. Seated next to her Thursday was her lawyer, Atty. Thomas E. Zena.

ON TRIAL: Monique Williams of Youngstown sits at the defendant’s ...

ON TRIAL: Monique Williams of Youngstown sits at the defendant’s table in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. She is on trial in the death of her husband, Julius. Seated next to her Thursday was her ...


YSU's Kenya Middlebrooks (5) takes a shot in front of Valparaiso's Betsy Adams (5) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.

YSU's Kenya Middlebrooks (5) takes a shot in front of ...

YSU's Kenya Middlebrooks (5) takes a shot in front of Valparaiso's Betsy Adams (5) during the second half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Thursday evening.


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TOOK A STAND: Eric Collins, 31, of Washington Street in Warren, describes the confrontation he had with three young men Wednesday near his home.

TOOK A STAND: Eric Collins, 31, of Washington Street in ...

TOOK A STAND: Eric Collins, 31, of Washington Street in Warren, describes the confrontation he had with three young men Wednesday near his home.


THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Team USA features two players with ties to the Mahoning Valley. Playing for the Nationals is East Palestine native J.T. Miller. Saad was the NAHL Rookie of the Year last season while Miller was a member of the team that won the U-17 championship two weeks ago in Canada.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Team USA features two ...

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Team USA features two players with ties to the Mahoning Valley. Playing for the Nationals is East Palestine native J.T. Miller. Saad was the NAHL Rookie of the Year ...


Florian K. Lawton's "Discerning Gentleman" (1978)

Florian K. Lawton's "Discerning Gentleman" (1978)

Florian K. Lawton's "Discerning Gentleman" (1978)


Canfield's Jillian Halfhill

Canfield's Jillian Halfhill

Canfield's Jillian Halfhill


Florian K. Lawton

Florian K. Lawton

Florian K. Lawton


Former Mahoning Valley Phantom Brandon Saad

Former Mahoning Valley Phantom Brandon Saad

Former Mahoning Valley Phantom Brandon Saad


WINTRY LANDSCAPE: Florian K. Lawton's white-on-white technique is showcased in this piece, which features Amish families ice skating on a lake.

WINTRY LANDSCAPE: Florian K. Lawton's white-on-white technique is showcased in ...

WINTRY LANDSCAPE: Florian K. Lawton's white-on-white technique is showcased in this piece, which features Amish families ice skating on a lake.


1,000 POINT MILESTONE: Salem’s Amy Scullion (35) drives to the hoop as Canfield’s Kendal Malsch (12) defends during Wednesday’s game at Salem High School. The Cardinals’ 58-48 victory spoiled an historic night for Scullion, an Ohio State recruit, who passed 1,000 career points.

1,000 POINT MILESTONE: Salem’s Amy Scullion (35) drives to the ...

1,000 POINT MILESTONE: Salem’s Amy Scullion (35) drives to the hoop as Canfield’s Kendal Malsch (12) defends during Wednesday’s game at Salem High School. The Cardinals’ 58-48 victory spoiled an historic night for Scullion, an ...


Youngstown City School Superintendent Wendy Webb

Youngstown City School Superintendent Wendy Webb

Youngstown City School Superintendent Wendy Webb


Warren police Capt. Joe Marhulik

Warren police Capt. Joe Marhulik

Warren police Capt. Joe Marhulik


PROTECTOR AND FRIEND: The Campbell Police Department  is trying to raise money to buy and train a police dog. Struthers Police Officer Jason Murdza is shown with his police dog, Rebel, and his 4-year-old daughter, Tori. Campbell police have used Rebel to help solve crimes in the city.

PROTECTOR AND FRIEND: The Campbell Police Department is trying to ...

PROTECTOR AND FRIEND: The Campbell Police Department is trying to raise money to buy and train a police dog. Struthers Police Officer Jason Murdza is shown with his police dog, Rebel, and his 4-year-old daughter, ...


East Palestine native J.T. Miller will skate for Team USA against the Youngstown Phantoms

East Palestine native J.T. Miller will skate for Team USA ...

East Palestine native J.T. Miller will skate for Team USA against the Youngstown Phantoms


THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Team USA features two players with ties to the Mahoning Valley. Pictured here is Brandon Saad, a Mahoning Valley Phantom during the 2008-09 season. Also playing for the Nationals is East Palestine native J.T. Miller. Saad was the NAHL Rookie of the Year last season while Miller was a member of the team that won the U-17 championship two weeks ago in Canada.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Team USA features two ...

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Team USA features two players with ties to the Mahoning Valley. Pictured here is Brandon Saad, a Mahoning Valley Phantom during the 2008-09 season. Also playing for the Nationals ...


 K-9 police dog Rebel

K-9 police dog Rebel

K-9 police dog Rebel


People stand on rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

People stand on rubble along Delmas road the day after ...

People stand on rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.


TENDING WOUNDS: An injured boy is tended to at the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation Tuesday.

TENDING WOUNDS: An injured boy is tended to at the ...

TENDING WOUNDS: An injured boy is tended to at the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation Tuesday.


Mark Aaron Brown

Mark Aaron Brown

Mark Aaron Brown


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WARMING TREND: A $1,000 donation approved by the executive board of Boardman Rotary Club and skillful bargain-shopping by Rotarian Ryan Cuffle resulted in the purchase of 58 brand-new winter coats for children in the MYCAP Head Start program. Cuffle took the donation to Kohl’s, where he opened a credit card account, giving him an additional 10 percent off purchases, used a 30 percent off code provided by a fellow Rotarian, and received an additional $160 Kohl’s cash on the original purchase of the coats. Showing some of the gift coats are, above from left, Kavon Wright, manager of Head Start Family Service; Judy Miller, assistant director of Head Start; Lois Clark, director of Head Start; and Cuffle.

Special to The Vindicator WARMING TREND: A $1,000 donation approved ...

Special to The Vindicator WARMING TREND: A $1,000 donation approved by the executive board of Boardman Rotary Club and skillful bargain-shopping by Rotarian Ryan Cuffle resulted in the purchase of 58 brand-new winter coats for ...


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HONORABLE: Representing the Fitch Interact Club at the annual Rotary Young Leadership conference will be Sammi Devenport, left, and Mandy Schneider, right. In the center is adviser Tina Kubacki. Austintown Rotary sponsors the club. Both club members are juniors at Fitch and were chosen for this award by Interact advisers Kubacki and Gary Reel. The event will draw more than 80 young leaders to the Avalon Inn in Warren on Feb.26-28, to participate in activities and hear speakers to inspire them. Salem Rotary Club is the facilitator of the three-day conference, with help from other Rotary Clubs and area resources.

Special to The Vindicator HONORABLE: Representing the Fitch Interact Club ...

Special to The Vindicator HONORABLE: Representing the Fitch Interact Club at the annual Rotary Young Leadership conference will be Sammi Devenport, left, and Mandy Schneider, right. In the center is adviser Tina Kubacki. Austintown Rotary ...


Buzz Pishkur

Buzz Pishkur

Buzz Pishkur


COMMON CAUSE: Some residents are trying to gather funds to build a dog park in Boardman Township Park. Standing are Jason Fellows and Richard Fabian. Sitting and kneeling, from left, are Jennifer Fellows with her chocolate Labrador Roscoe, Linda Fabian with her wirehaired terrier Abbey, Vicky Loree with her Italian greyhound Luigi, Abbey Loree with her boxer Izzy and Jason Loree with his Labrador Bowie.

COMMON CAUSE: Some residents are trying to gather funds to ...

COMMON CAUSE: Some residents are trying to gather funds to build a dog park in Boardman Township Park. Standing are Jason Fellows and Richard Fabian. Sitting and kneeling, from left, are Jennifer Fellows with her ...


SNOW JOB: Girard Fire Capt. Salvatore “Sal” Ponzio, left, shows how a wrench is used to access a fire hydrant as firefighter Jim Quinn lends a hand. Girard water department maintains the hydrants and citizens cooperate by reporting any problems. If a hydrant should freeze, fire trucks carry 2,000 feet of hose to reach other hydrants and also carry a water supply.

SNOW JOB: Girard Fire Capt. Salvatore “Sal” Ponzio, left, shows ...

SNOW JOB: Girard Fire Capt. Salvatore “Sal” Ponzio, left, shows how a wrench is used to access a fire hydrant as firefighter Jim Quinn lends a hand. Girard water department maintains the hydrants and citizens ...


GEARING UP: Girard firefighters Jay Barnhart, left, and Nathan Walker III suit up in their regular gear, which is worn year-round. The headgear includes a hood of Nomex, a registered trademark for flame-resistant material. Firefighters said they sometimes wear thermal underclothes when outside temperatures are low.

GEARING UP: Girard firefighters Jay Barnhart, left, and Nathan Walker ...

GEARING UP: Girard firefighters Jay Barnhart, left, and Nathan Walker III suit up in their regular gear, which is worn year-round. The headgear includes a hood of Nomex, a registered trademark for flame-resistant material. Firefighters ...


ASSISTS LEADER: YSU sophomore guard Macey Nortey leads the Horizon League in assists with 5.3 per game. She has already matched her season total from last year.

ASSISTS LEADER: YSU sophomore guard Macey Nortey leads the Horizon ...

ASSISTS LEADER: YSU sophomore guard Macey Nortey leads the Horizon League in assists with 5.3 per game. She has already matched her season total from last year.


COURT APPEARANCE: A Trumbull County deputy sheriff leads Charles Lorraine into common pleas court for a hearing. Lorraine faces the death penalty for the murders of a Warren couple.

COURT APPEARANCE: A Trumbull County deputy sheriff leads Charles Lorraine ...

COURT APPEARANCE: A Trumbull County deputy sheriff leads Charles Lorraine into common pleas court for a hearing. Lorraine faces the death penalty for the murders of a Warren couple.


Deborah Delisle

Deborah Delisle

Deborah Delisle


Angela Martin

Angela Martin

Angela Martin


MOVING UP THE FLOOR: Salem’s Mike King dribbles upcourt past Poland’s Ben Donlow during the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Salem High School.

MOVING UP THE FLOOR: Salem’s Mike King dribbles upcourt past ...

MOVING UP THE FLOOR: Salem’s Mike King dribbles upcourt past Poland’s Ben Donlow during the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Salem High School.


Poland's Luke Wollet manages to score two points despite the defensive attempts of Salem's Mike King (44) and Ryan Wolfgang (22) during the third quarter of a game at Salem High School on Tuesday evening.

Poland's Luke Wollet manages to score two points despite the ...

Poland's Luke Wollet manages to score two points despite the defensive attempts of Salem's Mike King (44) and Ryan Wolfgang (22) during the third quarter of a game at Salem High School on Tuesday evening.


A-MAYS-ING: YSU senior guard DeAndre Mays was named Horizon League player of the week after leading the Penguins to two conference victories last week.

A-MAYS-ING: YSU senior guard DeAndre Mays was named Horizon League ...

A-MAYS-ING: YSU senior guard DeAndre Mays was named Horizon League player of the week after leading the Penguins to two conference victories last week.


MONSTER GAME: Poland’s David Baker scores two of his 22 points in front of Salem’s Sam Schuster during the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Salem High School.

MONSTER GAME: Poland’s David Baker scores two of his 22 ...

MONSTER GAME: Poland’s David Baker scores two of his 22 points in front of Salem’s Sam Schuster during the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Salem High School.


Eric Wolford

Eric Wolford

Eric Wolford


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 CELEBRATION: Plans are under way for the 24th annual Trumbull County Women’s History Dinner Celebration scheduled for March 23 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center in Niles. The theme for the event is “Writing Women Back Into History.” Guest speaker Carol Starre-Kmiecik will portray America’s most famous female aviator, Amelia Earhart. Chairmann Julie Vugrinovich and her committee will be honoring and recognizing local women’s clubs and organizations, as well as showcasing women authors, artists, educators, professionals and groups that have contributed to the community. The cost is $20, and the social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6. Contact E. Carol Maxwell at (330) 360-0901 or e-mail her at maxec226@gmail.com for tickets and information. Above are the dinner committee members. Seated, from left to right, are Theresa E. Salcone; E. Carol Maxwell, ticket chairman; Julie Vugrinovich, event chairman; Mary Ognibene, raffle baskets co-chairman; and Martha Ellers, treasurer and historian. In the back row from left to right, are Diane Starr, 50-50 raffle chairman; Renee Maiorca, scholarship chairman; Stephanie Furano, publicity chairman, Cynde Kennedy; Jennifer Wyndham, committee adviser; Brenda Duffett; Sherrry Stiffler, raffle baskets co-chairman; and Judie Harley. Committee members not pictured are Ann Penman, secretary; Roz Jackson, guest speaker chairman, Esther Gartland, ticket co-chairman, and Bonnie Hood.

Special to The Vindicator CELEBRATION: Plans are under way for ...

Special to The Vindicator CELEBRATION: Plans are under way for the 24th annual Trumbull County Women’s History Dinner Celebration scheduled for March 23 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center in Niles. The theme for the event is ...


YSU DeAndre Mays (1) scores two against Cleveland State's Aaron Pogue (44) during the first half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Saturday evening.

YSU DeAndre Mays (1) scores two against Cleveland State's Aaron ...

YSU DeAndre Mays (1) scores two against Cleveland State's Aaron Pogue (44) during the first half of a game at YSU's Beeghley Center on Saturday evening.


The press gets a close look at the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze after its unveiling at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in Los Angeles. It debuted there last month. This week, the Lordstown-built car is featured at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The press gets a close look at the 2011 Chevrolet ...

The press gets a close look at the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze after its unveiling at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in Los Angeles. It debuted there last month. This week, the Lordstown-built car is ...


CLOSE-UP LOOK: The hybrid motorcycle designed by Lawless Industries features two electric motors and a gasoline-powered engine.

CLOSE-UP LOOK: The hybrid motorcycle designed by Lawless Industries features ...

CLOSE-UP LOOK: The hybrid motorcycle designed by Lawless Industries features two electric motors and a gasoline-powered engine.


Dr. Aaron Podolefsky, president of the University of Central Missouri, speaks during a meeting at YSU Monday.

Dr. Aaron Podolefsky, president of the University of Central Missouri, ...

Dr. Aaron Podolefsky, president of the University of Central Missouri, speaks during a meeting at YSU Monday.


Ashley Moore (5) goes to the hoop as (34) Alexis Pizzulo and (11) Sofia Accordino play defense during their game Monday night.

Ashley Moore (5) goes to the hoop as (34) Alexis ...

Ashley Moore (5) goes to the hoop as (34) Alexis Pizzulo and (11) Sofia Accordino play defense during their game Monday night.


CLEANED UP: This house at 600 Porter Ave. in Campbell was the source of many complaints by neighbors. The former inhabitant is nearly finished with cleaning it up, said a sanitarian from the Mahoning County Board of Health.

CLEANED UP: This house at 600 Porter Ave. in Campbell ...

CLEANED UP: This house at 600 Porter Ave. in Campbell was the source of many complaints by neighbors. The former inhabitant is nearly finished with cleaning it up, said a sanitarian from the Mahoning County ...


TAX TIME: Mahoning County residents gathered at The Covelli Centre Monday night for the second of two public hearings conducted by the Mahoning County Commissioners on the county’s half-percent sales tax. It was the second meeting held on the tax,. The first was last week in Canfield.

TAX TIME: Mahoning County residents gathered at The Covelli Centre ...

TAX TIME: Mahoning County residents gathered at The Covelli Centre Monday night for the second of two public hearings conducted by the Mahoning County Commissioners on the county’s half-percent sales tax. It was the second ...


UNIQUE BIKE: Shawn Lawless, president of Lawless Industries in Boardman, stands over a hybrid motorcycle that will be shown on the “American Choppers” television show. He designed the drive system for the motorcycle. With him on the Lawless production floor is Bill Ebie of Crescent Electric Supply.

UNIQUE BIKE: Shawn Lawless, president of Lawless Industries in Boardman, ...

UNIQUE BIKE: Shawn Lawless, president of Lawless Industries in Boardman, stands over a hybrid motorcycle that will be shown on the “American Choppers” television show. He designed the drive system for the motorcycle. With him ...


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GAME PLAN: Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard had a goal in mind when they arranged a benefit basketball game for Dec. 18. Above are some of the seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls as they played the game. The entire student body also became involved in the fundraising event. Each student paid a dollar not to wear a school uniform that day and spent the morning cheering for their favorite players. Family members made a donation at the door when they came to watch the game. As is their tradition, the seventh-and eighth-grade classes donated the proceeds netted from the event to a family from the school that experienced adversity during the past year.

Special to The Vindicator GAME PLAN: Students at St. Patrick ...

Special to The Vindicator GAME PLAN: Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard had a goal in mind when they arranged a benefit basketball game for Dec. 18. Above are some of the seventh- and ...


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A LOT TO LEARN: As part of a community service project, Sarah Bivano, a student at Ursuline High School, recently spent some time with pupils in Mrs. Mellony Leonard’s second-grade class at St. Patrick School In Hubbard. She reads the book “If You Give a Moose A Muffin” to the youngsters. They listened attentively and learned about Alaska and Canada, where moose can be found. As a special treat, she gave each student a muffin and learned that if you give second-graders a muffin, it will make them happy.

Special to The Vindicator A LOT TO LEARN: As part ...

Special to The Vindicator A LOT TO LEARN: As part of a community service project, Sarah Bivano, a student at Ursuline High School, recently spent some time with pupils in Mrs. Mellony Leonard’s second-grade class ...


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RECOGNIZED:  Four members of Youngstown Rotary Club were singled out for recognition at the club’s Jan.6 meeting. Each received a Paul Harris Fellow award in appreciation of their assistance in furthering friendly relationships among the people of the world. Three of the recipients are, above from left, Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Mark Mazzella, CPA, and Atty. Jim Blomstrom. The other recipient, not pictured, is Carlton Sears, director of Mahoning County Library. The program was presented by District 6650 Governor Douglas Simpson and Dallas Woodall, who spoke about the Rotary International Foundation, which sponsors such things as safe water projects in developing countries and promotes education and fellowship throughout the world.

Special to The Vindicator RECOGNIZED: Four members of Youngstown Rotary ...

Special to The Vindicator RECOGNIZED: Four members of Youngstown Rotary Club were singled out for recognition at the club’s Jan.6 meeting. Each received a Paul Harris Fellow award in appreciation of their assistance in furthering ...


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ON A MISSION: Assuming leadership roles in Youngstown Business and Professional Women’s Club and continuing the club’s mission of achieving equity for all women in the workplace, are, from left, Judy Kovalan, corresponding secretary; Marianne Barron, treasurer; Tracie Schmidt, vice president; Traci Miller, president; Megan Phillips, president-elect; and Karen Raghanti, recording secretary.

Special to The Vindicator ON A MISSION: Assuming leadership roles ...

Special to The Vindicator ON A MISSION: Assuming leadership roles in Youngstown Business and Professional Women’s Club and continuing the club’s mission of achieving equity for all women in the workplace, are, from left, Judy ...


DAMAGE: An aerial view shows extensive damage a fire in May 2007 caused to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. The center dedicated renovations and a new wing at the school Sunday.

DAMAGE: An aerial view shows extensive damage a fire in ...

DAMAGE: An aerial view shows extensive damage a fire in May 2007 caused to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. The center dedicated renovations and a new wing at the school Sunday.


MCCTC Superintendent Roan Craig

MCCTC Superintendent Roan Craig

MCCTC Superintendent Roan Craig


Jack Nichols

Jack Nichols

Jack Nichols


ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Youngstown Phantoms’ Andrew Lamont (20) and Alex Lippincott (11) of the Fargo Force fight for the puck when the teams met Friday in the first of two games over the weekend at  the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms lost both matches, but Lamont was a bright spot in Saturday’s contest, scoring both goals of the night to give him eight for the year.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Youngstown Phantoms’ Andrew Lamont (20) and ...

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Youngstown Phantoms’ Andrew Lamont (20) and Alex Lippincott (11) of the Fargo Force fight for the puck when the teams met Friday in the first of two games over the weekend ...


Tammy Swank, and mother, Gloria Damron, inspect a new kitchen area at the MCCTC on Sunday afternoon. Tammy's son, Ryan, has been enrolled at MCCTC for two years currently studying horticulture and carpentry but may also take culinary classes.

Tammy Swank, and mother, Gloria Damron, inspect a new kitchen ...

Tammy Swank, and mother, Gloria Damron, inspect a new kitchen area at the MCCTC on Sunday afternoon. Tammy's son, Ryan, has been enrolled at MCCTC for two years currently studying horticulture and carpentry but may ...


Wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine outfit, Bryce Pavlov, 4, of Poland, watches a model train rush past during the train show at McMenamy's on Sunday afternoon.

Wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine outfit, Bryce Pavlov, 4, ...

Wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine outfit, Bryce Pavlov, 4, of Poland, watches a model train rush past during the train show at McMenamy's on Sunday afternoon.


A band of students play at the MCCTC on Sunday afternoon following completion of the center's addition.

A band of students play at the MCCTC on Sunday ...

A band of students play at the MCCTC on Sunday afternoon following completion of the center's addition.


Motorists and pedestrians brave the elements in downtown Youngstown Friday morning.

Motorists and pedestrians brave the elements in downtown Youngstown Friday ...

Motorists and pedestrians brave the elements in downtown Youngstown Friday morning.


Judi Ebert, of Boardman, stands alongside a parking lot full of snow covered buses, after picking up her paycheck at the Youngstown Board of Education's Bus Depot on Friday afternoon. Ebert, a nine year veteran driver, and her fellow drivers had the day off on Friday with all or nearly all of Mahoning County's schools closed due to snow fall and freezing conditions. Despite having the day off, after picking up her check, Ebert was off to shuttle her friends children to the YMCA despite having the day off.

Judi Ebert, of Boardman, stands alongside a parking lot full ...

Judi Ebert, of Boardman, stands alongside a parking lot full of snow covered buses, after picking up her paycheck at the Youngstown Board of Education's Bus Depot on Friday afternoon. Ebert, a nine year veteran ...


Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway of their Struthers home on Maplewood Friday morning.

Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway ...

Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway of their Struthers home on Maplewood Friday morning.


Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway of their Struthers home on Maplewood Friday morning.

Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway ...

Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway of their Struthers home on Maplewood Friday morning.


William D. Lewis/The Vindicator  A snow plow makes it way along Federal St in downtown Youngstown Friday morning.

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator A snow plow makes it way ...

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator A snow plow makes it way along Federal St in downtown Youngstown Friday morning.


A lone picnic bench covered in snow and cold at Mosquito Lake State Park in Cortland.

A lone picnic bench covered in snow and cold at ...

A lone picnic bench covered in snow and cold at Mosquito Lake State Park in Cortland.


Off in search of driveways to shovel are: (Left to right) Gene Spitler, Thomas Newsome ad his brother Richard Newsome, all of Campbell.

Off in search of driveways to shovel are: (Left to ...

Off in search of driveways to shovel are: (Left to right) Gene Spitler, Thomas Newsome ad his brother Richard Newsome, all of Campbell.


Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway of their Struthers home on Maplewood Friday morning.

Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway ...

Brothers Declan, 7, left, and Isaiah Sekol shovel the driveway of their Struthers home on Maplewood Friday morning.


Terry Orechoneg and her dogs Cooper and Jago brave the elements as they walk through Wick Park in Youngstown Friday morning.

Terry Orechoneg and her dogs Cooper and Jago brave the ...

Terry Orechoneg and her dogs Cooper and Jago brave the elements as they walk through Wick Park in Youngstown Friday morning.


Water flows over the dam near the Pioneer Cabin in Mill Creek MetroParks.

Water flows over the dam near the Pioneer Cabin in ...

Water flows over the dam near the Pioneer Cabin in Mill Creek MetroParks.


Austintown buses covered in snow and ice sit idle at the garage on the school complex off of Raccoon Road. Schools were closed today providing another three day weekend.

Austintown buses covered in snow and ice sit idle at ...

Austintown buses covered in snow and ice sit idle at the garage on the school complex off of Raccoon Road. Schools were closed today providing another three day weekend.


Three horses on the Dublin Farm Shops on Youngstown Salem Rd. in Canfield.

Three horses on the Dublin Farm Shops on Youngstown Salem ...

Three horses on the Dublin Farm Shops on Youngstown Salem Rd. in Canfield.


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Breath of winter as water flows over the damn near the Pioneer Cabin in Mill Creek MetroParks. with snow covering the evergreens.

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- Breath of winter as water ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- Breath of winter as water flows over the damn near the Pioneer Cabin in Mill Creek MetroParks. with snow covering the evergreens.


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A parking lot full of snow covered buses at the Youngstown Board of Education's Bus Depot on Friday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild A parking lot full of snow covered ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild A parking lot full of snow covered buses at the Youngstown Board of Education's Bus Depot on Friday afternoon.


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A parking lot full of snow covered buses at the Youngstown Board of Education's Bus Depot on Friday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild A parking lot full of snow covered ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild A parking lot full of snow covered buses at the Youngstown Board of Education's Bus Depot on Friday afternoon.


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Cold Start- Austintown busses covered in snow and ice sit idle at the garage on the school complex off of Raccoon Rd in Austintown - Schools were closed today providing another three day weekend.

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- Cold Start- Austintown busses covered ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- Cold Start- Austintown busses covered in snow and ice sit idle at the garage on the school complex off of Raccoon Rd in Austintown - Schools were closed today providing ...


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 A lone pedestrian makes his way up North Walnut in Youngstown as cold and snow blanketed the Youngstown Area.

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- A lone pedestrian makes his ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- A lone pedestrian makes his way up North Walnut in Youngstown as cold and snow blanketed the Youngstown Area.


Youngstown State University campus, Friday, January 8, 2009.

Youngstown State University campus, Friday, January 8, 2009.

Youngstown State University campus, Friday, January 8, 2009.


St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, Friday, January 8, 2009.

St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, Friday, January 8, 2009.

St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, Friday, January 8, 2009.


The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, Friday, January 8, 2009.

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, Friday, January ...

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, Friday, January 8, 2009.


Youngstown State University campus, Friday, January 8, 2009.

Youngstown State University campus, Friday, January 8, 2009.

Youngstown State University campus, Friday, January 8, 2009.


The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, Friday, January 8, 2009.

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, Friday, January ...

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, Friday, January 8, 2009.


Youngstown State University campus, Thursday, January 7, 2009.

Youngstown State University campus, Thursday, January 7, 2009.

Youngstown State University campus, Thursday, January 7, 2009.


Kari McHale and Jeff Bakal

Kari McHale and Jeff Bakal

Kari McHale and Jeff Bakal


Marissa Bartholomew and Matthew Davies

Marissa Bartholomew and Matthew Davies

Marissa Bartholomew and Matthew Davies


Mr. and Mrs. Felix Lazazzera

Mr. and Mrs. Felix Lazazzera

Mr. and Mrs. Felix Lazazzera


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GIVE AND TAKE: Youngstown Links Inc. asked each invited guest to take a toy to its eighth annual Gift Giving Luncheon on Dec. 6 at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The toys were donated to worthy organizations for distribution to children during the holidays. Those accepting the donated items were the Rev. Hosea Ekong for the Operation Learning Community Program, Dr. Ruth Quarles for Women Hand In Hand, and Doug Wentz for Safe House, Phoenix Court and Emory House operated by Meridian Services. Among the 200 guests in attendance, are, above from left, Margaret Staples, social chair; Mayor Jay Williams and his wife, Sonja; and Charlie Staples.

Special to The Vindicator GIVE AND TAKE: Youngstown Links Inc. ...

Special to The Vindicator GIVE AND TAKE: Youngstown Links Inc. asked each invited guest to take a toy to its eighth annual Gift Giving Luncheon on Dec. 6 at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The toys were ...


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Pedestrians make their way down Wick Avenue.

Pedestrians make their way down Wick Avenue.

Pedestrians make their way down Wick Avenue.


STEEL UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep Tim Ryan listen as Roger Lindgren, president of V&M Star, explains a recent trade ruling. They spoke at a press conference Thursday at Wheatland Tube’s Warren plant.

STEEL UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep ...

STEEL UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep Tim Ryan listen as Roger Lindgren, president of V&M Star, explains a recent trade ruling. They spoke at a press conference Thursday at Wheatland Tube’s ...


SEASON HIGH: Youngstown’s State’s Vytas Sulskis (44) shoots over UIC defenders Jeremy Buttell (33), Spencer Stewart (25) and Anthony Kelley (20) during the first half of Thursday’s game at Beeghly Center. Sulskis tied a season-high 17 points in the Penguins’ 76-67 win over the Flames.

SEASON HIGH: Youngstown’s State’s Vytas Sulskis (44) shoots over UIC ...

SEASON HIGH: Youngstown’s State’s Vytas Sulskis (44) shoots over UIC defenders Jeremy Buttell (33), Spencer Stewart (25) and Anthony Kelley (20) during the first half of Thursday’s game at Beeghly Center. Sulskis tied a season-high ...


While Mahoning Valley drivers were cursing the white stuff coating area roads Thursday, some kids managed to find the silver lining in the snow clouds that blanketed the Northeast. James Adkins, 3, was playing in the snow with his brother Mason Adkins and their grandpa James Adkin at Packard Park.

While Mahoning Valley drivers were cursing the white stuff coating ...

While Mahoning Valley drivers were cursing the white stuff coating area roads Thursday, some kids managed to find the silver lining in the snow clouds that blanketed the Northeast. James Adkins, 3, was playing in ...


While Mahoning Valley drivers were cursing the white stuff coating area roads Thursday, some kids managed to find the silver lining in the snow clouds that blanketed the Northeast. Above, Adam Gardner, with his children Caleb, 4, and Sophie, 2, all of Warren, slide down a snowy hill at Packard Park in Warren.

While Mahoning Valley drivers were cursing the white stuff coating ...

While Mahoning Valley drivers were cursing the white stuff coating area roads Thursday, some kids managed to find the silver lining in the snow clouds that blanketed the Northeast. Above, Adam Gardner, with his children ...


SALT CENTRAL: Road salt is placed into a Mahoning County plow truck at the county engineer’s department complex on Industrial Road.

SALT CENTRAL: Road salt is placed into a Mahoning County ...

SALT CENTRAL: Road salt is placed into a Mahoning County plow truck at the county engineer’s department complex on Industrial Road.


DRUG HAUL: Suspected marijuana plants in different stages of growth were confiscated from a house in Struthers. The bin contains sprouts. Mature, budding plants are on the table in the garage at the Struthers police station. Another growing operation in Youngstown was raided Wednesday.

DRUG HAUL: Suspected marijuana plants in different stages of growth ...

DRUG HAUL: Suspected marijuana plants in different stages of growth were confiscated from a house in Struthers. The bin contains sprouts. Mature, budding plants are on the table in the garage at the Struthers police ...


A WINNER: Lizzy the robot, made of Legos and guided by a microcontroller, won the Quality Design Award for the Lego Lizards of Girard Junior High School during regional robotics competition in Canton. The small ball in the front of the robot enhances Lizzy’s maneuverability.

A WINNER: Lizzy the robot, made of Legos and guided ...

A WINNER: Lizzy the robot, made of Legos and guided by a microcontroller, won the Quality Design Award for the Lego Lizards of Girard Junior High School during regional robotics competition in Canton. The small ...


Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams


SMILES ALL AROUND: Members of the Lego Lizards of Girard Junior High School gather around the board on which “Lizzy,” the team’s robot travels. Students, from left, are Gabby Cloggins, Nick Sherock, Cameron Blenton, Jalene McClendon, Brian Spence and David Kuzman. They won the Quality Design Award in the FIRST Lego League regional competition in Canton. The trophy is at left.

SMILES ALL AROUND: Members of the Lego Lizards of Girard ...

SMILES ALL AROUND: Members of the Lego Lizards of Girard Junior High School gather around the board on which “Lizzy,” the team’s robot travels. Students, from left, are Gabby Cloggins, Nick Sherock, Cameron Blenton, Jalene ...


TAKING AN OATH: Judge Mark A. Belinky of Mahoning County Probate Court, foreground, swears in the new commissioners to the Mill Creek MetroParks Board. They are, from left, Daniel De Salvo of Boardman, John Ragan of Canfield and Dr. Robert Durick of Struthers. They were sworn in Wednesday.

TAKING AN OATH: Judge Mark A. Belinky of Mahoning County ...

TAKING AN OATH: Judge Mark A. Belinky of Mahoning County Probate Court, foreground, swears in the new commissioners to the Mill Creek MetroParks Board. They are, from left, Daniel De Salvo of Boardman, John Ragan ...


‘TWELFTH’ ROLES: From left, Tom Schaffer as Sir Toby, Mike McGrail as Sir Aguecheek and Sophie West as Maria.

‘TWELFTH’ ROLES: From left, Tom Schaffer as Sir Toby, Mike ...

‘TWELFTH’ ROLES: From left, Tom Schaffer as Sir Toby, Mike McGrail as Sir Aguecheek and Sophie West as Maria.


Alyssa Connelly stars as Viola, and John Timmins stars as the Captain who make it to shore just after a shipwreck in Shakespeare's comedy “Twelfth Night.”

Alyssa Connelly stars as Viola, and John Timmins stars as ...

Alyssa Connelly stars as Viola, and John Timmins stars as the Captain who make it to shore just after a shipwreck in Shakespeare's comedy “Twelfth Night.”


Louie Free

Louie Free

Louie Free


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projects: The Junior Division of the Golden Rose Queen of Ireland Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Mahoning County worked on a service project in which they sent Christmas greetings to U.S. service personnel overseas. Front row, from left, are Secretary Rachel Kepley, Morgan Donnelly, Ashley Thompson, and Braiden Forsythe. In the second row are Treasurer Erin Loomis, Mary Kate Kelty, Vice president Breanne Donoghue, President Lauren Kepley, Karra Loomis, Heather Foust and Bre Thompson. Breanne is holding The Vindicator article that gave contact information for local U.S. military members away from home for the holidays. The Juniors sent boxes of treats packed with several kinds of candy, breakfast treats, tea bags, cookies, wipes, card games, Christmas cards and more to U.S. troops in Iraq. The Juniors continue to color and sell all-occasion note cards as their 2010 service project to benefit Relay for Life.

Special to The Vindicator projects: The Junior Division of the ...

Special to The Vindicator projects: The Junior Division of the Golden Rose Queen of Ireland Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Mahoning County worked on a service project in which they sent Christmas greetings to ...


GETTING A JUMP START
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HEART PROGRAM: Students and faculty at St. Patrick School in Hubbard got a jump start on good health recently when they participated in the Jump Rope for Heart Program sponsored by the American Heart Association. Those taking part in the activity collected donations of $110 to be used by the AHA for programs that will benefit those in need. The school participates in the heart-warming program each year.

GETTING A JUMP START Special to The Vindicator HEART PROGRAM: ...

GETTING A JUMP START Special to The Vindicator HEART PROGRAM: Students and faculty at St. Patrick School in Hubbard got a jump start on good health recently when they participated in the Jump Rope for ...


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SOMETHING NEW: Vince Colaluca, superintendent of Austintown Schools, is flanked by Rotarian Chuck Baker, at left, and Brian Laraway, club president, following his induction into membership at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Rotary Club of Austintown. In addition to the installation ceremony, a program was presented by Deanna Hosey, owner of the Something Unique For You shop on Mahoning Avenue. Hosey was a high school exchange student to Japan through Austintown Rotary, sponsored by Dr. Murphy Morgan. She spoke of her efforts to make flowers affordable for everyone and of her recovery from a fire last year at her shop.

Special to The Vindicator SOMETHING NEW: Vince Colaluca, superintendent of ...

Special to The Vindicator SOMETHING NEW: Vince Colaluca, superintendent of Austintown Schools, is flanked by Rotarian Chuck Baker, at left, and Brian Laraway, club president, following his induction into membership at the Jan. 4 meeting ...


SPECIAL TRIP: Angelo Astorga, left, traveled to Philadelphia to see an Eagles game Dec. 27. While there, he got to meet some players. With him is Eagles offensive lineman Mike McGlynn, center, and the team’s offensive line coach Juan Castillo.

SPECIAL TRIP: Angelo Astorga, left, traveled to Philadelphia to see ...

SPECIAL TRIP: Angelo Astorga, left, traveled to Philadelphia to see an Eagles game Dec. 27. While there, he got to meet some players. With him is Eagles offensive lineman Mike McGlynn, center, and the team’s ...


Canfield Dan Campolito (4) blocked by Boardman Dayne Hammond (24) during the second period at Boardman High School.

Canfield Dan Campolito (4) blocked by Boardman Dayne Hammond (24) ...

Canfield Dan Campolito (4) blocked by Boardman Dayne Hammond (24) during the second period at Boardman High School.


Mark Aaron Brown

Mark Aaron Brown

Mark Aaron Brown


NOWHERE TO GO: Boardman guard Ben Mathey, left, gets blocked in by Canfield defenders Ryan Abraham (10) and Donnie Allison during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at Boardman High.

NOWHERE TO GO: Boardman guard Ben Mathey, left, gets blocked ...

NOWHERE TO GO: Boardman guard Ben Mathey, left, gets blocked in by Canfield defenders Ryan Abraham (10) and Donnie Allison during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at Boardman High.


EXPANSION PLANS: Cosmo Iamurri, owner of Pro Quality Land Development in Campbell, hopes to acquire 22 city lots in exchange for demolition work.

EXPANSION PLANS: Cosmo Iamurri, owner of Pro Quality Land Development ...

EXPANSION PLANS: Cosmo Iamurri, owner of Pro Quality Land Development in Campbell, hopes to acquire 22 city lots in exchange for demolition work.


WINTER WHITE: Though the holidays are over, the winter snow season has just begun. Snow has been falling in the Mahoning Valley for several days now, and forecasts show no sign that it will let up over the next week. Leslie Glover, who delivered mail on foot in downtown Youngstown Tuesday, said she's been doing the job for 24 years and doesn't mind the weather.

WINTER WHITE: Though the holidays are over, the winter snow ...

WINTER WHITE: Though the holidays are over, the winter snow season has just begun. Snow has been falling in the Mahoning Valley for several days now, and forecasts show no sign that it will let ...


Dave Green, President of UAW 1714

Dave Green, President of UAW 1714

Dave Green, President of UAW 1714


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Youngstown City School Board president Anthony Catale

Youngstown City School Board president Anthony Catale

Youngstown City School Board president Anthony Catale


Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.

Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.

Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.


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YOUNG KNITTERS: Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard are learning a hobby that will make the wintry days warmer for some area residents. Under the tutelage of Elaine Scott, a first-grade teacher, they belong to an after-school knitting club. It meets once a week and is open to all grades and to parents. The youngsters already made seven scarves, which will be donated to the Rescue Mission. Among those enjoying the needlecraft are, from left, Kelly Wydolsky, Kayla Beil, Nicole DeLuca and Carly Siciliano.

Special to The Vindicator YOUNG KNITTERS: Students at St. Patrick ...

Special to The Vindicator YOUNG KNITTERS: Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard are learning a hobby that will make the wintry days warmer for some area residents. Under the tutelage of Elaine Scott, a ...


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FOR THE CHILDREN: Canfield Women’s Club collected toys for the Toys for Tots campaign conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps during a Christmas social recently at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Above are, from left, Marine Corps corporals Noe Estrada and Randy Kibler as they accept the gifts for the children and receive a check, the proceeds of a basket raffle, from Sarah Graziani, chair of the club’s Caring for America Program. Entertainment at the gathering was provided by the Silver Strings of Canfield.

Special to The Vindicator FOR THE CHILDREN: Canfield Women’s Club ...

Special to The Vindicator FOR THE CHILDREN: Canfield Women’s Club collected toys for the Toys for Tots campaign conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps during a Christmas social recently at A La Cart Catering in ...


Los Gallos interior.

Los Gallos interior.

Los Gallos interior.


BAR SCENE: Business at Los Gallos has risen dramatically since the restaurant added a bar.

BAR SCENE: Business at Los Gallos has risen dramatically since ...

BAR SCENE: Business at Los Gallos has risen dramatically since the restaurant added a bar.


SECOND EFFORT: Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) rises above Green Bay’s Kayla Tetschlag (42) and Adrian Ritchie (13) during the first half of Monday night’s game at YSU’s Beeghley Center. Brown finished with a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds — one short of earning her fifth double-double.

SECOND EFFORT: Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) rises above Green ...

SECOND EFFORT: Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) rises above Green Bay’s Kayla Tetschlag (42) and Adrian Ritchie (13) during the first half of Monday night’s game at YSU’s Beeghley Center. Brown finished with a team-high ...


TRY FOR TWO: Chelsea Bennett (23) of East drives to the basket as Campbell’s Tashira Uceta defends during Monday’s game at East High School.

TRY FOR TWO: Chelsea Bennett (23) of East drives to ...

TRY FOR TWO: Chelsea Bennett (23) of East drives to the basket as Campbell’s Tashira Uceta defends during Monday’s game at East High School.


SNOW FUN: Children don’t drive in snow, but they do like to go sled riding, and a popular spot to do so is the sledding hill at Mill Creek MetroParks’ James L. Wick Recreation Area on Youngstown’s West Side. The new year has produced a lot of the white stuff, but forecasters predict near-normal temperatures and below-average precipitation totals for the first three months of 2010.

SNOW FUN: Children don’t drive in snow, but they do ...

SNOW FUN: Children don’t drive in snow, but they do like to go sled riding, and a popular spot to do so is the sledding hill at Mill Creek MetroParks’ James L. Wick Recreation Area ...


BANK GIVES BUCKS: JP Morgan Chase Bank donated $60,000 to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s homeownership and Lots of Green programs. YNDC was launched in February 2009 in partnership with the city of Youngstown and Raymond John Wean Foundation. From left are Cinnamon Pelly, Deborah Eppinger and James Pitzer, all of JPMorgan Chase; Presley Gillespie, YNDC executive director, and George Garchar of YNDC.

BANK GIVES BUCKS: JP Morgan Chase Bank donated $60,000 to ...

BANK GIVES BUCKS: JP Morgan Chase Bank donated $60,000 to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s homeownership and Lots of Green programs. YNDC was launched in February 2009 in partnership with the city of Youngstown and Raymond ...


Larry Gross owner of Backyard Buddy in Warren talks with Congressman Tim Ryan Monday at Gross's showroom on Dana Streer in Warren. Gross says cheap imports from China have hurt his business.

Larry Gross owner of Backyard Buddy in Warren talks with ...

Larry Gross owner of Backyard Buddy in Warren talks with Congressman Tim Ryan Monday at Gross's showroom on Dana Streer in Warren. Gross says cheap imports from China have hurt his business.


PROUD OWNER: Israel Zambrano stands near a rooster in his Boardman restaurant, Los Gallos. He named the restaurant after his nickname, which means rooster in English.

PROUD OWNER: Israel Zambrano stands near a rooster in his ...

PROUD OWNER: Israel Zambrano stands near a rooster in his Boardman restaurant, Los Gallos. He named the restaurant after his nickname, which means rooster in English.


Owner of Backyard Buddy, Larry Gross, holds an ad for lifts for autos. He says cheap imports from China have hurt his business.

Owner of Backyard Buddy, Larry Gross, holds an ad for ...

Owner of Backyard Buddy, Larry Gross, holds an ad for lifts for autos. He says cheap imports from China have hurt his business.


Bruce Zoldan

Bruce Zoldan

Bruce Zoldan


Brian Rowe of Backyard Buddy in Warren uses a grinder to shape parts for an auto lift.

Brian Rowe of Backyard Buddy in Warren uses a grinder ...

Brian Rowe of Backyard Buddy in Warren uses a grinder to shape parts for an auto lift.


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton


Pharoh Tutt

Pharoh Tutt

Pharoh Tutt


Art Klein

Art Klein

Art Klein


Governor Ted Strickland

Governor Ted Strickland

Governor Ted Strickland


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Jennifer Parfel and Mike Witmer

Jennifer Parfel and Mike Witmer

Jennifer Parfel and Mike Witmer


Darlene Rushwin and Frank D. Mascola

Darlene Rushwin and Frank D. Mascola

Darlene Rushwin and Frank D. Mascola


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Mike Meszaros

Mike Meszaros

Mike Meszaros


Jesse Stewart

Jesse Stewart

Jesse Stewart


The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay -----

Ray Pallante  - proudly shows off his improvement in the state acheivement tests.. certificate at Summit Academy--  on Oak Hill in Youngstown 1222009

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- Ray Pallante - proudly shows ...

The Vindicator/Robert K. Yosay ----- Ray Pallante - proudly shows off his improvement in the state acheivement tests.. certificate at Summit Academy-- on Oak Hill in Youngstown 1222009


Jordan Bennett (4) holds a sign in Lisbon Square for Lisbon's Tax Day Tea Party to protest Washington's "socialist" direction, Wednesday April 15, 2009

Lisa-Ann Ishihara

Jordan Bennett (4) holds a sign in Lisbon Square for ...

Jordan Bennett (4) holds a sign in Lisbon Square for Lisbon's Tax Day Tea Party to protest Washington's "socialist" direction, Wednesday April 15, 2009 Lisa-Ann Ishihara


The Collier family is considering pulling their daughters from Warren City schools and sending them to a private school as part of Ed Choice plan. They are Richard and Barbra Collier and daughters Abigal, 7, and Kimberly, 13.

The Collier family is considering pulling their daughters from Warren ...

The Collier family is considering pulling their daughters from Warren City schools and sending them to a private school as part of Ed Choice plan. They are Richard and Barbra Collier and daughters Abigal, 7, ...


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Bobby Cline (2) of Warren enjoys the holiday feast at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Bobby Cline (2) of Warren enjoys ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Bobby Cline (2) of Warren enjoys the holiday feast at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Gary Robinson of Warren fills the plates of Tim Austin and Art Kantner at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Gary Robinson of Warren fills the ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Gary Robinson of Warren fills the plates of Tim Austin and Art Kantner at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Rick Bowser of Andover volunteers his time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Rick Bowser of Andover volunteers his ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Rick Bowser of Andover volunteers his time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Aiden Strawderman (5 months) of Warren waits in his grandma's arms Betty Strawderman of Warren to see Santa at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Aiden Strawderman (5 months) of Warren ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Aiden Strawderman (5 months) of Warren waits in his grandma's arms Betty Strawderman of Warren to see Santa at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
John Messersmith of Hartford and Pete Orfanos of Warren volunteer their time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- John Messersmith of Hartford and Pete ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- John Messersmith of Hartford and Pete Orfanos of Warren volunteer their time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Gary Robinson of Warren and Sara Stassinis of Cortland fills the plates attendants at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner. Sara said she "wants everyone to know that this holiday we should remember in our hearts that Jesus is our lord and savior and its a blessing to help all of these beautiful people. "

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Gary Robinson of Warren and Sara ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Gary Robinson of Warren and Sara Stassinis of Cortland fills the plates attendants at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner. Sara said she "wants everyone to know ...


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Tiffany Cline (12) and Bobby Cline (2) of Warren enjoy the holiday feast at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

***Tiffany is not Bobby's sister.. I believe she is his aunt**

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Tiffany Cline (12) and Bobby Cline ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Tiffany Cline (12) and Bobby Cline (2) of Warren enjoy the holiday feast at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner ***Tiffany is not Bobby's sister.. I believe ...


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Volunteers Michael Roberts of Girard and Bob Stassinis of Cortland hand out bread at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Volunteers Michael Roberts of Girard and ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Volunteers Michael Roberts of Girard and Bob Stassinis of Cortland hand out bread at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
L-R Pete Orfanos of Warren, Jean and her husband Gary Engstrom of Warren, John Messersmith of Hartford, Steve Matthews of Mineral Ridge, Nancy Jenkins of Warren, Adam Hineman (originally from Cortland, now lives near Cleveland) Carl Antonelli of Champion and Rick Bowser of Andover volunteer their time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- L-R Pete Orfanos of Warren, Jean ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- L-R Pete Orfanos of Warren, Jean and her husband Gary Engstrom of Warren, John Messersmith of Hartford, Steve Matthews of Mineral Ridge, Nancy Jenkins of Warren, Adam Hineman (originally from Cortland, ...


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Destiny Goetz (4) of Warren talks with Santa at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Destiny Goetz (4) of Warren talks ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Destiny Goetz (4) of Warren talks with Santa at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Rick Bowser of Andover volunteers his time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Rick Bowser of Andover volunteers his ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Rick Bowser of Andover volunteers his time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Ryan Saylor of Niles pours gravy on top of a dinner plate at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Ryan Saylor of Niles pours gravy ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Ryan Saylor of Niles pours gravy on top of a dinner plate at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Nancy Jenkins of Warren,John Messersmith of Hartford and Pete Orfanos of Warren volunteer their time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Nancy Jenkins of Warren,John Messersmith of ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Nancy Jenkins of Warren,John Messersmith of Hartford and Pete Orfanos of Warren volunteer their time in the kitchen at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren for the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Santa visits at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Santa visits at Aulizio's Banquet Center ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Santa visits at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- 
Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Travis Wagner-Lewis (10) of Niles gets drawn by Rick Muccio of Warren at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Travis Wagner-Lewis (10) of Niles gets ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Travis Wagner-Lewis (10) of Niles gets drawn by Rick Muccio of Warren at Aulizio's Banquet Center in Warren during the free christmas dinner