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The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild2.19.2010Heather Powell, 17 of Youngstown, kicks a bag alongside instructor, Todd Vea, during a karate lesson at AE Vea Karate along Belmont Ave. in Youngstown on Friday afternoon.

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild2.19.2010Heather Powell, 17 of Youngstown, kicks a bag ...

The Vindicator/Geoffrey Hauschild2.19.2010Heather Powell, 17 of Youngstown, kicks a bag alongside instructor, Todd Vea, during a karate lesson at AE Vea Karate along Belmont Ave. in Youngstown on Friday afternoon.


Betty H. Brown Jagnow

Betty H. Brown Jagnow

Betty H. Brown Jagnow


Gary Adams, President of the Cleveland Auto Show, says the Chevrolet Cruze is the buzz of the show.

Gary Adams, President of the Cleveland Auto Show, says the ...

Gary Adams, President of the Cleveland Auto Show, says the Chevrolet Cruze is the buzz of the show.


Salem’s Trent Toothman (12)  and Ravenna’s Stephen Wilmington (21) chase the ball during the first period of their Division Ii basketball sectional Tuesday at Boardman High School. The Eagles cruised past the Quakers, 51-48.

Salem’s Trent Toothman (12) and Ravenna’s Stephen Wilmington (21) chase ...

Salem’s Trent Toothman (12) and Ravenna’s Stephen Wilmington (21) chase the ball during the first period of their Division Ii basketball sectional Tuesday at Boardman High School. The Eagles cruised past the Quakers, 51-48.


Scott Adair

Scott Adair

Scott Adair


Poland North Elementary fourth graders Paige Kellgren and Julian Diaz, both 10, look over their recycling-themed scrapbook. The scrapbook is part of the school’s submission to the Disney’s Planet Challenge contest.

Poland North Elementary fourth graders Paige Kellgren and Julian Diaz, ...

Poland North Elementary fourth graders Paige Kellgren and Julian Diaz, both 10, look over their recycling-themed scrapbook. The scrapbook is part of the school’s submission to the Disney’s Planet Challenge contest.


Kelly Pavlik spars with trainer Jack Loew at the South Side Boxing gym in preparation for his title defense.

Kelly Pavlik spars with trainer Jack Loew at the South ...

Kelly Pavlik spars with trainer Jack Loew at the South Side Boxing gym in preparation for his title defense.


Fourth-graders at Poland North Elementary School created a recycling-themed scrapbook for Disney’s Planet Challenge. The contest was developed by the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association and WestEd: K-12 Alliance.

Fourth-graders at Poland North Elementary School created a recycling-themed scrapbook ...

Fourth-graders at Poland North Elementary School created a recycling-themed scrapbook for Disney’s Planet Challenge. The contest was developed by the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association and WestEd: K-12 Alliance.


Dr. Joseph Ciabattoni

Dr. Joseph Ciabattoni

Dr. Joseph Ciabattoni


Linda Adair

Linda Adair

Linda Adair


Kelly Pavlik works out at the South Side Boxing gym. Pavlik is starting preparations to fight Sergio Martinez on April 17.

Kelly Pavlik works out at the South Side Boxing gym. ...

Kelly Pavlik works out at the South Side Boxing gym. Pavlik is starting preparations to fight Sergio Martinez on April 17.


William D Lewis/The vindicator Sculpture in steel museum.

William D Lewis/The vindicator Sculpture in steel museum.

William D Lewis/The vindicator Sculpture in steel museum.


William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Dr. Donna DeBlasio, director of Youngstown State UniversityÕs Center for Applied History, in a reproduction of a workers locker room at the steel museum.

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Dr. Donna DeBlasio, director of Youngstown ...

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Dr. Donna DeBlasio, director of Youngstown State UniversityÕs Center for Applied History, in a reproduction of a workers locker room at the steel museum.


The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Congressman Tim Ryan, left, speaks with media in the Atrium building as Governor Ted Strickland visits.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Congressman Tim Ryan, left, speaks with ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara -- Congressman Tim Ryan, left, speaks with media in the Atrium building as Governor Ted Strickland visits.


William D. LEwis/ The Vindicator Rochelle Beiersdorfer tallks about Terracotta Warriors during a Saturday event at YSU about China. Her father YSU Prof Ray Beiersdorfer recently led a group of YSU students  on a trip to China.

William D. LEwis/ The Vindicator Rochelle Beiersdorfer tallks about Terracotta ...

William D. LEwis/ The Vindicator Rochelle Beiersdorfer tallks about Terracotta Warriors during a Saturday event at YSU about China. Her father YSU Prof Ray Beiersdorfer recently led a group of YSU students on a trip ...


William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Henry Himes a YSU grad student an intern at the steelmuseum conducts a tour.,Student from the University School in Shaker Hgtstake a  tour of the Steel Museum. students from the school visit the museum each year.

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Henry Himes a YSU grad student ...

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Henry Himes a YSU grad student an intern at the steelmuseum conducts a tour.,Student from the University School in Shaker Hgtstake a tour of the Steel Museum. students from the school ...


Girard 11th grader Abbie Hall (L) and Girard 12th grader Max Horne both members of Robo Cats help load a truck full of supplies for Haiti on Saturday as part of a Girard Liberty Rotary.   Photo/Mark Stahl

Girard 11th grader Abbie Hall (L) and Girard 12th grader ...

Girard 11th grader Abbie Hall (L) and Girard 12th grader Max Horne both members of Robo Cats help load a truck full of supplies for Haiti on Saturday as part of a Girard Liberty Rotary. ...


PRACTICING: Ben Powell, 13, pictured, has been a karate student at A.E. Vea Karate for five years. Powell, who has cerebral palsy, said the physical activity helps lessen tightness in his legs caused by the condition.

PRACTICING: Ben Powell, 13, pictured, has been a karate student ...

PRACTICING: Ben Powell, 13, pictured, has been a karate student at A.E. Vea Karate for five years. Powell, who has cerebral palsy, said the physical activity helps lessen tightness in his legs caused by the ...


HELPING HAND: PNC Foundation donated $25,000 to the United Way’s “Success by 6” program. Garry Mrozek, regional president of National City Bank, a part of PNC, also appeared at the ceremony and said the program ties into PNC’s “Grow up Great” initiative.

HELPING HAND: PNC Foundation donated $25,000 to the United Way’s ...

HELPING HAND: PNC Foundation donated $25,000 to the United Way’s “Success by 6” program. Garry Mrozek, regional president of National City Bank, a part of PNC, also appeared at the ceremony and said the program ...


KARATE KIDS: Ben Powell, 13, and his sister Heather Powell, 17, take Karate lessons from A.E. Vea, 72, at his Karate studio on Belmont Avenue in Liberty. Ben Powell has cerebral palsy, a motor condition described as a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing and thinking, and Vea said he gets satisfaction watching his student’s progress.

KARATE KIDS: Ben Powell, 13, and his sister Heather Powell, ...

KARATE KIDS: Ben Powell, 13, and his sister Heather Powell, 17, take Karate lessons from A.E. Vea, 72, at his Karate studio on Belmont Avenue in Liberty. Ben Powell has cerebral palsy, a motor condition ...


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The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- 212 Upland Ave in Youngstown is the residence of Rachel Wilkins. Oxygen tanks must use a portable oxygen tank because Rachel has sarcoidosis (***might not be this disease, double check with Pete's story****) Wells Fargo Bank filed a foreclosure action last month against this house in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- 212 Upland Ave in Youngstown is the ...

The Vindicator/Lisa-Ann Ishihara--- 212 Upland Ave in Youngstown is the residence of Rachel Wilkins. Oxygen tanks must use a portable oxygen tank because Rachel has sarcoidosis (***might not be this disease, double check with Pete's ...


GIRARD - MINERAL RIDGE - (15) Zachary Kiger tries to drive as (23) Joe Augustine plays defense during their game Monday night. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

GIRARD - MINERAL RIDGE - (15) Zachary Kiger tries to ...

GIRARD - MINERAL RIDGE - (15) Zachary Kiger tries to drive as (23) Joe Augustine plays defense during their game Monday night. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Chance Retino,a student at the University School in Shaker Hgts dons a hard hat during a recent tour of the Steel Museum. students from his school visit the museum each year.

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Chance Retino,a student at the University ...

William D. Lewis/The Vindicator Chance Retino,a student at the University School in Shaker Hgts dons a hard hat during a recent tour of the Steel Museum. students from his school visit the museum each year.


Fireworks explode over the BC Place after the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.

Fireworks explode over the BC Place after the closing ceremony ...

Fireworks explode over the BC Place after the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.


SUCCESS STORY: Kindergarten students at South Range Elementary School ham it up with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan as they help him hold up a mock $100,000 check. Ryan presented the check to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to expand its “Success by 6” program. The ceremony was Monday at the North Lima school, one of two Mahoning County schools to house the Success by 6 pilot program.

SUCCESS STORY: Kindergarten students at South Range Elementary School ham ...

SUCCESS STORY: Kindergarten students at South Range Elementary School ham it up with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan as they help him hold up a mock $100,000 check. Ryan presented the check to the United Way ...