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Cuban poet Raul Hernandez Ortega works with student in Jennifer Walker's AP Lit/Comp class at Youngstown's East High School on Wednesday.

Cuban poet Raul Hernandez Ortega works with student in Jennifer ...

Cuban poet Raul Hernandez Ortega works with student in Jennifer Walker's AP Lit/Comp class at Youngstown's East High School on Wednesday.


Ron Eiselstein, owner of Village Pantry in Poland, shows off fresh shrimp grown in ponds in Youngstown.

Ron Eiselstein, owner of Village Pantry in Poland, shows off ...

Ron Eiselstein, owner of Village Pantry in Poland, shows off fresh shrimp grown in ponds in Youngstown.


.A crossover condition has been implemented on state Route 11 over the Ohio Turnpike. This work is part of a $1.9 million project to raise and re-deck the bridge on state Route 11 northbound over the turnpike. The project is on schedule to be finished by late October.

.A crossover condition has been implemented on state Route 11 ...

.A crossover condition has been implemented on state Route 11 over the Ohio Turnpike. This work is part of a $1.9 million project to raise and re-deck the bridge on state Route 11 northbound over ...


YSU WR Dominique Barnes (29) is tackled by Missouri State’s Mat Hottleman (20) in last year’s game at Stambaugh Stadium. Barnes and the Penguins are hoping to snap a two-game losing skid to the Bears.

YSU WR Dominique Barnes (29) is tackled by Missouri State’s ...

YSU WR Dominique Barnes (29) is tackled by Missouri State’s Mat Hottleman (20) in last year’s game at Stambaugh Stadium. Barnes and the Penguins are hoping to snap a two-game losing skid to the Bears.


William D Lewis|The Vindicator Ron Eiselstein, owner of Village Pantry in Poland stands near a sign infront of his building advertising fresh shrimp grown in ponds in Youngstown.

William D Lewis|The Vindicator Ron Eiselstein, owner of Village Pantry ...

William D Lewis|The Vindicator Ron Eiselstein, owner of Village Pantry in Poland stands near a sign infront of his building advertising fresh shrimp grown in ponds in Youngstown.


Fitch senior midfi elder Kristen Schmidt (4) fi res a shot down into position during Wednesday’s game against the
Uniontown Lake Blue Streaks at Fitch’s Falcon Stadium in Austintown. Schmidt’s two assists helped to pave the
way for the Falcons’ 3-0 win, a victory that helped them regain some critical ground in the Federal League.

Fitch senior midfi elder Kristen Schmidt (4) fi res a ...

Fitch senior midfi elder Kristen Schmidt (4) fi res a shot down into position during Wednesday’s game against the Uniontown Lake Blue Streaks at Fitch’s Falcon Stadium in Austintown. Schmidt’s two assists helped to pave ...


The Coast to Coast Baseball Program selected Alex Schlosser of Youngstown to play in Puerto Rico for a week next summer.

The Coast to Coast Baseball Program selected Alex Schlosser of ...

The Coast to Coast Baseball Program selected Alex Schlosser of Youngstown to play in Puerto Rico for a week next summer.


Cuban poet Raul Hernandez Ortega works with students in Jennifer Walker’s advanced placement literature/composition class Wednesday at Youngstown’s East High School.

Cuban poet Raul Hernandez Ortega works with students in Jennifer ...

Cuban poet Raul Hernandez Ortega works with students in Jennifer Walker’s advanced placement literature/composition class Wednesday at Youngstown’s East High School.


Retired teachers are, seated, from left, Margie Patterson, Marilyn Mastronarde, Audrea Neri, Janet Douds, Sue Stratton, and Jennie Angel-Ross. Standing are MRTA Membership Chairman Paul Rossi,  Mark Haverstock, Marge Topoleski, Edward Katzman, Suzanne Winick, and Dorothy Burke, MRTA president.

Retired teachers are, seated, from left, Margie Patterson, Marilyn Mastronarde, ...

Retired teachers are, seated, from left, Margie Patterson, Marilyn Mastronarde, Audrea Neri, Janet Douds, Sue Stratton, and Jennie Angel-Ross. Standing are MRTA Membership Chairman Paul Rossi, Mark Haverstock, Marge Topoleski, Edward Katzman, Suzanne Winick, and ...


Generation of excitement: The birth of Isabella Slifka was cause for celebration as her family gathered to commemorate five generations. Isabella, born to Joe and Deanna (Brown) Slifka of Liberty on Sept. 3, was only nine days old when she met her great-great-grandmother, Bertha Pirlozzi, 91, of New Castle. Isabella’s great-grandfather, Philip Pirlozzi of Masury, and her grandmother Felicia (Pirlozzi) Brown of Hubbard represent part of the five generations. Above, great-grandfather Philip beams as he stands over, from left to right, grandmother Felicia, great-great grandmother Bertha, holding Isabella, and Isabella’s mother, Deanna.

Generation of excitement: The birth of Isabella Slifka was cause ...

Generation of excitement: The birth of Isabella Slifka was cause for celebration as her family gathered to commemorate five generations. Isabella, born to Joe and Deanna (Brown) Slifka of Liberty on Sept. 3, was only ...


Mahoning Retired Teachers Association met on Sept. 8 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Newly retired educators from all public schools in Mahoning County, service centers and Youngstown State University were invited to the luncheon and program. Those who attended were, seated, from left to right, Sandra Billoc, Janet Scarsella, Sandra Smith-Graves, Carol F. Glenn, Barbara Ade, Doris Mancini, and Nanette Midgley. Standing are Diana Walton, Cynthia Bermann, Ruth Frankenburg, Barbara Stacy, Betty Hawk, Carol Lefoer, Maurene Coe, and Dorothy Burke, MRTA president.

Mahoning Retired Teachers Association met on Sept. 8 at Antone’s ...

Mahoning Retired Teachers Association met on Sept. 8 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Newly retired educators from all public schools in Mahoning County, service centers and Youngstown State University were invited to the luncheon ...


Springfield Student Section

Springfield Student Section

Springfield Student Section


Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender

Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender

Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender


Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender

Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender

Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender


Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender

Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender

Lauren Birch and Kali Pfender


Springfield Student Section

Springfield Student Section

Springfield Student Section


Rock The Rockets

Rock The Rockets

Rock The Rockets


Rock The Rockets

Rock The Rockets

Rock The Rockets


Youngstown State senior volleyball player Dani Soubliere (2) is one of the Penguins’ captains this season. She is coaching a club team in the area, which has helped her gain an appreciation for the job new YSU coach Krista Burrows is doing.

Youngstown State senior volleyball player Dani Soubliere (2) is one ...

Youngstown State senior volleyball player Dani Soubliere (2) is one of the Penguins’ captains this season. She is coaching a club team in the area, which has helped her gain an appreciation for the job ...


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-17th, left, exchanges a cordial greeting Tuesday with RTI International Metals chief executive Dawne Hickton and Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor during a press conference at RTI’s titanium manufacturing facility in Niles. The visit to the Niles plant emphasized the 30-year relationship between the airplane manufacturer and RTI, which supplies components for all Airbus aircraft.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-17th, left, exchanges a cordial greeting ...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-17th, left, exchanges a cordial greeting Tuesday with RTI International Metals chief executive Dawne Hickton and Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor during a press conference at RTI’s titanium manufacturing facility in ...


Geoffrey Hauschild|The Vindicator.Troy Dombroski juggles a golf ball while practicing his putting with the rest of the McDonald Golf Team at Mahoning Country Club on Tuesday evening.

Geoffrey Hauschild|The Vindicator.Troy Dombroski juggles a golf ball while practicing ...

Geoffrey Hauschild|The Vindicator.Troy Dombroski juggles a golf ball while practicing his putting with the rest of the McDonald Golf Team at Mahoning Country Club on Tuesday evening.


Joseph Marshall.

Joseph Marshall.

Joseph Marshall.


Daniel Rumsey of Salem, center, attempts to block a shot by Connor Syersal of Hubbard during a soccer game Tuesday. Salem won 3-0.

Daniel Rumsey of Salem, center, attempts to block a shot ...

Daniel Rumsey of Salem, center, attempts to block a shot by Connor Syersal of Hubbard during a soccer game Tuesday. Salem won 3-0.


Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson


Aubrey F. Toney, 29.

Aubrey F. Toney, 29.

Aubrey F. Toney, 29.


Police search the home at 537 Garfield St., off Glenwood Avenue, Tuesday afternoon. One man was taken into custody in the shooting death of Thomas J. Repchic, 74.

Police search the home at 537 Garfield St., off Glenwood ...

Police search the home at 537 Garfield St., off Glenwood Avenue, Tuesday afternoon. One man was taken into custody in the shooting death of Thomas J. Repchic, 74.


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Geoffrey Hauschild|The Vindicator.McDonald High School golf team members' Zach Gillespie, Jason White, and Brandon Pustay practice their putting at the Mahoning Country Club during a practice tuesday evenning..

Geoffrey Hauschild|The Vindicator.McDonald High School golf team members' Zach Gillespie, ...

Geoffrey Hauschild|The Vindicator.McDonald High School golf team members' Zach Gillespie, Jason White, and Brandon Pustay practice their putting at the Mahoning Country Club during a practice tuesday evenning..


McDonald golfer Brandon Pustay tees off during practice at Mahoning Country Club. The Blue Devils fi nished in third place in the Inter Tri-County League this season.

McDonald golfer Brandon Pustay tees off during practice at Mahoning ...

McDonald golfer Brandon Pustay tees off during practice at Mahoning Country Club. The Blue Devils fi nished in third place in the Inter Tri-County League this season.


Roberta Turner of Youngstown, left, receives assistance with her early-voting ballot from Gina LaMarca, a clerk at the Mahoning County Board of Elections. Early voting started Tuesday.

Roberta Turner of Youngstown, left, receives assistance with her early-voting ...

Roberta Turner of Youngstown, left, receives assistance with her early-voting ballot from Gina LaMarca, a clerk at the Mahoning County Board of Elections. Early voting started Tuesday.


YSU guard Eric Rodemoyer sported a beard during spring practice in April and his fellow linemen have joined him this fall.

YSU guard Eric Rodemoyer sported a beard during spring practice ...

YSU guard Eric Rodemoyer sported a beard during spring practice in April and his fellow linemen have joined him this fall.


Family members console one another as they exit St. Andrewes African Methodist Episcopal Church in Youngstown, where funeral services were Tuesday for Vivian Martin, a real-estate agent who was killed last week.

Family members console one another as they exit St. Andrewes ...

Family members console one another as they exit St. Andrewes African Methodist Episcopal Church in Youngstown, where funeral services were Tuesday for Vivian Martin, a real-estate agent who was killed last week.


Kevin D. Agee Jr.

Kevin D. Agee Jr.

Kevin D. Agee Jr.


Mike Carney of Campbell was among the first voters to cast a ballot in Mahoning County. Carney was at the county board of elections Tuesday, the first day of early voting in Ohio.

Mike Carney of Campbell was among the first voters to ...

Mike Carney of Campbell was among the first voters to cast a ballot in Mahoning County. Carney was at the county board of elections Tuesday, the first day of early voting in Ohio.


Police Chief Jimmy Hughes and Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, left, announce the arrest of one man and the search for another.

Police Chief Jimmy Hughes and Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, left, ...

Police Chief Jimmy Hughes and Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, left, announce the arrest of one man and the search for another.


Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell


Troy Dombroski practices his put with the rest of the McDonald golf team at Mahoning Country Club on Tuesday. Dombrowski leads the team with a scoring average between 35 and 36.

Troy Dombroski practices his put with the rest of the ...

Troy Dombroski practices his put with the rest of the McDonald golf team at Mahoning Country Club on Tuesday. Dombrowski leads the team with a scoring average between 35 and 36.


Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough