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'Phantom' leads are Adam Shonce as Piangi, Julia Harris as Christine, Valerie Weingart as Carlotta.

'Phantom' leads are Adam Shonce as Piangi, Julia Harris as ...

'Phantom' leads are Adam Shonce as Piangi, Julia Harris as Christine, Valerie Weingart as Carlotta.


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Joe Crogan Jr., owner of Crogan Supply, a plumbing business in Poland, is one participant in the E200 Emerging Leaders class. It is a 13-week, 100-hour class devoted to helping small businesses prosper.

Joe Crogan Jr., owner of Crogan Supply, a plumbing business ...

Joe Crogan Jr., owner of Crogan Supply, a plumbing business in Poland, is one participant in the E200 Emerging Leaders class. It is a 13-week, 100-hour class devoted to helping small businesses prosper.


Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz (17) leaps past Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley as he throws to first to complete a double play in the third inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. Asdrubal Cabrera was out at first on the play.

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz (17) leaps past ...

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz (17) leaps past Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley as he throws to first to complete a double play in the third inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, April 19, ...


Tariq Ismail of the YSU men’s tennis team prepares to return the ball. Coach Mark Klysner has reenergized the 
progam, relying on a young roster with an international flair. Tariq and his brother Zeeshan are from Zimbabwe, and Rodrigo Campos and Felipe Rosa are from Brazil. The other two players, Max Schmerin and Rob Emig, are 
Pennsylvania natives.

Tariq Ismail of the YSU men’s tennis team prepares to ...

Tariq Ismail of the YSU men’s tennis team prepares to return the ball. Coach Mark Klysner has reenergized the progam, relying on a young roster with an international flair. Tariq and his brother Zeeshan are ...


Community groups are banding together to raise money for new township signs that will look like the one pictured above.

Community groups are banding together to raise money for new ...

Community groups are banding together to raise money for new township signs that will look like the one pictured above.


Samantha Formeck of the Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team.

Samantha Formeck of the Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team.

Samantha Formeck of the Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team.


Mayor Jay Williams said Tuesday that the E200 Emerging Leaders initiative is important to the city, which he said is heavily influenced by small businesses.

Mayor Jay Williams said Tuesday that the E200 Emerging Leaders ...

Mayor Jay Williams said Tuesday that the E200 Emerging Leaders initiative is important to the city, which he said is heavily influenced by small businesses.


WFMJ TV personality Scott Schneider bags grocery at Boardman Giant Eagle Store Monday as part of Second Harvest Food Bank celebrity grocery bagging event. The event helped raise funds for Second Harvest through the Check Out Hunger program at Giant Eagle. Celebrities from WFMJ, The Vindicator and Scrappers mascot Scrappy participated.

WFMJ TV personality Scott Schneider bags grocery at Boardman Giant ...

WFMJ TV personality Scott Schneider bags grocery at Boardman Giant Eagle Store Monday as part of Second Harvest Food Bank celebrity grocery bagging event. The event helped raise funds for Second Harvest through the Check ...


Gil Goldberg, Small Business Administration business director, announced Tuesday the list of area businesses participating in the E200 Emerging Leaders initiative, which will help businesses build for the future.

Gil Goldberg, Small Business Administration business director, announced Tuesday the ...

Gil Goldberg, Small Business Administration business director, announced Tuesday the list of area businesses participating in the E200 Emerging Leaders initiative, which will help businesses build for the future.


Brad Wineburner of Poland, a junior at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Canfield, shows off his candy-wrapper tie after the 2011 Spring Trash Bash at the school. MCCTC’s interactive multimedia students and the Mahoning County Green team presented the Trash Bash fashion show Tuesday, where students fashioned recycled items into clothing.

Brad Wineburner of Poland, a junior at Mahoning County Career ...

Brad Wineburner of Poland, a junior at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Canfield, shows off his candy-wrapper tie after the 2011 Spring Trash Bash at the school. MCCTC’s interactive multimedia students and the Mahoning ...


In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, right, takes questions during a news conference with university president E. Gordon Gee, left, and football coach Jim Tressel, center, in Columbus, Ohio. Smith, unable to talk about the ongoing NCAA investigation, does touch upon some fine points of the suspensions of football coach Jim Tressel and five of his players.

In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Ohio State athletic ...

In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, right, takes questions during a news conference with university president E. Gordon Gee, left, and football coach Jim Tressel, center, in Columbus, ...


Tampa Bay Lightning center Dana Tyrell (42) slams Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) into the boards during the second period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 18, 2011 in Tampa, Fla.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Dana Tyrell (42) slams Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Dana Tyrell (42) slams Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) into the boards during the second period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 18, ...


Katie Rogner of the Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team.

Katie Rogner of the Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team.

Katie Rogner of the Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team.


Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s interactive multimedia students and the Mahoning County Green team presented the Trash Bash fashion show Tuesday, where students fashioned recycled items into clothing. Teaming up were Leah Yochman and Xellia Camecci, both juniors from Jackson-Milton High School, at the fashion show.

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s interactive multimedia students and ...

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s interactive multimedia students and the Mahoning County Green team presented the Trash Bash fashion show Tuesday, where students fashioned recycled items into clothing. Teaming up were Leah Yochman and ...


YSU tennis coach Mark Klysner

YSU tennis coach Mark Klysner

YSU tennis coach Mark Klysner


Rebecca Gerson

Rebecca Gerson

Rebecca Gerson


Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams


Regina Bonny, a retired Midwest City, Okla., police officer from Moore, Okla., kneels at the chair of DEA agent Kenneth Glenn McCullough in the field of chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 19, 2011, on the 16th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Regina Bonny, a retired Midwest City, Okla., police officer from ...

Regina Bonny, a retired Midwest City, Okla., police officer from Moore, Okla., kneels at the chair of DEA agent Kenneth Glenn McCullough in the field of chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum ...


Sabine Lisicki, of Germany, returns a shot against Sania Mirza, of India, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 7, 2011. Mirza defeated Lisicki 6-4, 6-4.

Sabine Lisicki, of Germany, returns a shot against Sania Mirza, ...

Sabine Lisicki, of Germany, returns a shot against Sania Mirza, of India, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 7, 2011. Mirza defeated Lisicki 6-4, 6-4.


Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz rolls under Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Philadelphia. Ruiz was out at second on a ball hit by Wilson Valdez.

Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz rolls under Milwaukee Brewers second baseman ...

Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz rolls under Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Philadelphia. Ruiz was out at second on a ball hit ...


Evette Davis hugs her daughter Heaven, 5, and son Julian, 9,  after a shooting at Ross Elementary school Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Houston.    A kindergartener who brought a loaded gun to his Houston elementary school Tuesday was among three students injured by fragments when it fired after falling from his pocket as he sat down for lunch, officials said.   One bullet was fired about 11 a.m. in the Ross Elementary School cafeteria, spraying fragments at the students, said Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock.  Two 6-year-old boys, including the one who had the gun, were wounded in the foot, said district spokesman Jason Spencer. A 5-year-old girl also suffered a foot injury.

Evette Davis hugs her daughter Heaven, 5, and son Julian, ...

Evette Davis hugs her daughter Heaven, 5, and son Julian, 9, after a shooting at Ross Elementary school Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Houston. A kindergartener who brought a loaded gun to his Houston elementary ...


Green Twp. Fire firefighter/paramedic Don Patterson, left, and Lt. Arlis Boggs, right, rescue a woman  from her car, which was stuck in high water on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Green Twp., Ohio. Water from a lake behind the houses, combined with with clogged sewer drains caused the water to reach her doors. The woman was uninjured, but rescue personnel used a stretcher to transport her to dry ground.

Green Twp. Fire firefighter/paramedic Don Patterson, left, and Lt. Arlis ...

Green Twp. Fire firefighter/paramedic Don Patterson, left, and Lt. Arlis Boggs, right, rescue a woman from her car, which was stuck in high water on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Green Twp., Ohio. Water from ...


Artist Roger Powell brushes sand while constructing his 12th annual Easter sand sculpture "Walking on Common Ground" at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The sculpture uses about 300 tons of sand and is expected to be completed on Good Friday.

Artist Roger Powell brushes sand while constructing his 12th annual ...

Artist Roger Powell brushes sand while constructing his 12th annual Easter sand sculpture "Walking on Common Ground" at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The sculpture uses about 300 tons ...


Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket through the defense of New York Knicks guard Toney Douglas (23) and center Ronny Turiaf (14) during the first quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Boston on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the ...

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket through the defense of New York Knicks guard Toney Douglas (23) and center Ronny Turiaf (14) during the first quarter of Game 2 of ...


A man passes graffiti caricatures related to Moammar Gadhafi and Brega, during a funeral in Benghazi, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The writing on the wall reads "the greatest rat of all," in Arabic. Europe is ready to send an armed force to Libya to ensure delivery of humanitarian aid and Britain said Tuesday it will dispatch senior military officers to advise the opposition  - signs that Western nations are inching closer to having troops on Libyan soil.

A man passes graffiti caricatures related to Moammar Gadhafi and ...

A man passes graffiti caricatures related to Moammar Gadhafi and Brega, during a funeral in Benghazi, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The writing on the wall reads "the greatest rat of all," in Arabic. Europe is ...


A heartwarming trend: Jayda Benson, at left, and Katherine Kali, fourth-grade students at Holy Family School on Center Road, Poland, cuddle up in blankets they made for premature babies in the special care nursery at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. The two are members of the Acts of Random Kindness group, which recently made blankets from material donated by Melinda Miller, Jayda’s mother. The blankets were delivered to the hospital, where the ARK girls viewed babies through the window and met one of the mothers, who recently delivered triplets.

A heartwarming trend: Jayda Benson, at left, and Katherine Kali, ...

A heartwarming trend: Jayda Benson, at left, and Katherine Kali, fourth-grade students at Holy Family School on Center Road, Poland, cuddle up in blankets they made for premature babies in the special care nursery at ...


Among those involved in replacing the cornerstone at the Masonic Temple on Wick Avenue are, in front from left, Howard C. Bodine Jr., Emanuel J. Cominos, Elberta Scott, Timothy A. Johnson and John Molnar, and in back, James C. Kowacich Jr., William C. Bell, Richard S. Rosine, Russell W. Gillam Jr., Jack L. Maxwell and William M. Weems.

Among those involved in replacing the cornerstone at the Masonic ...

Among those involved in replacing the cornerstone at the Masonic Temple on Wick Avenue are, in front from left, Howard C. Bodine Jr., Emanuel J. Cominos, Elberta Scott, Timothy A. Johnson and John Molnar, and ...


Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) scores as Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan waits for the throw in the first inning of a major league baseball game, Monday, April 18, 2011 in Cincinnati. Walker scored on a hit by Chris Snyder.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) scores as Cincinnati Reds catcher ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) scores as Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan waits for the throw in the first inning of a major league baseball game, Monday, April 18, 2011 in Cincinnati. Walker scored on ...


Miami Heat's LeBron James, rear, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) and Evan Turner, foreground, during the first quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series, Monday, April 18, 2011 in Miami.

Miami Heat's LeBron James, rear, goes up for a shot ...

Miami Heat's LeBron James, rear, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) and Evan Turner, foreground, during the first quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series, Monday, ...


FILE - This April 21, 2010, file photo show the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southeast tip of Louisiana. BP, the oil giant at the center of one of the world's biggest environmental crises, is making strong profits again, its stock has largely rebounded, and it is paying dividends to shareholders once more. It is also pursuing new ventures from the Arctic to India. It is even angling to explore again in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it holds more leases than any competitor.

FILE - This April 21, 2010, file photo show the ...

FILE - This April 21, 2010, file photo show the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southeast tip of Louisiana. BP, the oil giant at the ...


A man cleans the new Beetle car by the German car company Volkswagen after a news conference in Berlin Monday, April 18, 2011. In its 73-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride of choice to a cute chick car. Now Volkswagen is reinventing it again.

A man cleans the new Beetle car by the German ...

A man cleans the new Beetle car by the German car company Volkswagen after a news conference in Berlin Monday, April 18, 2011. In its 73-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride ...


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Callahan’s Family Restaurant on East Market Street in Warren boasts a sign in its window welcoming hard-working public- and private-sector employees.

Callahan’s Family Restaurant on East Market Street in Warren boasts ...

Callahan’s Family Restaurant on East Market Street in Warren boasts a sign in its window welcoming hard-working public- and private-sector employees.


Robert J. Rider Sr. of Austintown, self-taught artist and Korean War-era veteran, sits in his basement-corner studio with one of his paintings showing his favorite subject — the outdoors.

Robert J. Rider Sr. of Austintown, self-taught artist and Korean ...

Robert J. Rider Sr. of Austintown, self-taught artist and Korean War-era veteran, sits in his basement-corner studio with one of his paintings showing his favorite subject — the outdoors.


James Thomas

James Thomas

James Thomas


Kansas City Royals first baseman Kila Ka'aihue (30) attempts to field the baseball on an infield hit by Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) during the first inning of a major league baseball game Monday, April 18, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals first baseman Kila Ka'aihue (30) attempts to ...

Kansas City Royals first baseman Kila Ka'aihue (30) attempts to field the baseball on an infield hit by Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) during the first inning of a major league baseball game ...


Warren Mayor Michael J. O'Brien

Warren Mayor Michael J. O'Brien

Warren Mayor Michael J. O'Brien


Cardinal Mooney batter Vic Kuchmaner tries to lay down a bunt during Monday night’s game against Ursuline in Struthers.

Cardinal Mooney batter Vic Kuchmaner tries to lay down a ...

Cardinal Mooney batter Vic Kuchmaner tries to lay down a bunt during Monday night’s game against Ursuline in Struthers.


Ursuline infi elder Harrison Finelli puts the tag on Cardinal Mooney’s Boo Vazquez during their game Monday night in Struthers.

Ursuline infi elder Harrison Finelli puts the tag on Cardinal ...

Ursuline infi elder Harrison Finelli puts the tag on Cardinal Mooney’s Boo Vazquez during their game Monday night in Struthers.


Pittsburgh Penguins center Mark Letestu (10) battles with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina, of the Czech Republic, (13), for the puck during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 18, 2011 in Tampa, Fla.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Mark Letestu (10) battles with Tampa Bay ...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Mark Letestu (10) battles with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina, of the Czech Republic, (13), for the puck during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup ...


Robert J. Rider Sr. of Austintown, self-taught artist and Korean War-era veteran, says he was inspired to paint by his late wife, the former Patricia Harris, who died of lung cancer in 1996.

Robert J. Rider Sr. of Austintown, self-taught artist and Korean ...

Robert J. Rider Sr. of Austintown, self-taught artist and Korean War-era veteran, says he was inspired to paint by his late wife, the former Patricia Harris, who died of lung cancer in 1996.


Parking spaces on YSU’s campus filled up quickly at several locations Monday. The 1,300-space Lincoln Avenue parking deck closed Monday for repairs and is scheduled to reopen Aug. 29.

Parking spaces on YSU’s campus filled up quickly at several ...

Parking spaces on YSU’s campus filled up quickly at several locations Monday. The 1,300-space Lincoln Avenue parking deck closed Monday for repairs and is scheduled to reopen Aug. 29.


In this April 13, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Standard & Poor's Ratings Service downgraded its outlook Monday on the United States' sovereign debt, expressing unprecedented doubts over the ability of Washington to bring the massive federal budget deficits under control in the next three years.  He is flanked by Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., left, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, right.

In this April 13, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee ...

In this April 13, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Standard & Poor's Ratings Service downgraded its outlook Monday on the ...


Nathaniel Dumas

Nathaniel Dumas

Nathaniel Dumas


Danny Callahan, owner of Callahan’s Family Restaurant in Warren, has signs in the windows of his restaurant welcoming both public and private employees. His business is one of hundreds of small businesses in Ohio trying to stress the importance of unionized workers to communities in light of the passage of Senate Bill 5.

Danny Callahan, owner of Callahan’s Family Restaurant in Warren, has ...

Danny Callahan, owner of Callahan’s Family Restaurant in Warren, has signs in the windows of his restaurant welcoming both public and private employees. His business is one of hundreds of small businesses in Ohio trying ...