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In this file photo taken March 16, 2011, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Upbeat U.S. earnings buoyed stock markets around the world Thursday, April 21, ahead of another round of company reports, while the euro neared a one-and-a-half year high against the dollar as investors were willing to take on more risky trades.

In this file photo taken March 16, 2011, traders work ...

In this file photo taken March 16, 2011, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Upbeat U.S. earnings buoyed stock markets around the world Thursday, April 21, ahead of another round ...


Villanova's Angelo Babbaro (22) looks to run by West Virginia's Franchot Allen (20) during the second quarter of a football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 in Morgantown, W.Va.

Villanova's Angelo Babbaro (22) looks to run by West Virginia's ...

Villanova's Angelo Babbaro (22) looks to run by West Virginia's Franchot Allen (20) during the second quarter of a football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 in Morgantown, W.Va.


Irving Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee, left, is joined by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara during a news conference, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in New York.  The trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff's burned investors has reached a settlement with the estate of a Florida philanthropist and businessman who made billions of dollars off the fraud.

Irving Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee, left, is joined ...

Irving Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee, left, is joined by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara during a news conference, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in New York. The trustee ...


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets Ron Elkins, a Poland native who retired and returned to the Mahoning Valley after 23 years as a foreign service officer. Clinton was Elkins’ 
former boss.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets Ron Elkins, a Poland ...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets Ron Elkins, a Poland native who retired and returned to the Mahoning Valley after 23 years as a foreign service officer. Clinton was Elkins’ former boss.


Students in Glenn Sivak's class at Boardman High School take on the task of building a concession stand for the school baseball field. From the bottom in black are seniors Dustin Ronci and Dominic DiCioccio. On top are juniors Tyler Mobley and Tom Haus.

Students in Glenn Sivak's class at Boardman High School take ...

Students in Glenn Sivak's class at Boardman High School take on the task of building a concession stand for the school baseball field. From the bottom in black are seniors Dustin Ronci and Dominic DiCioccio. ...


Marilyn McDaniel, MYCAP interim chief operating officer.

Marilyn McDaniel, MYCAP interim chief operating officer.

Marilyn McDaniel, MYCAP interim chief operating officer.


Michael Cherol and Bob Day check a weld on a Canfield Fair bench. Boardman High School's industrial arts program has made and supplied more than 100 benches for the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Michael Cherol and Bob Day check a weld on a ...

Michael Cherol and Bob Day check a weld on a Canfield Fair bench. Boardman High School's industrial arts program has made and supplied more than 100 benches for the Canfield Fairgrounds.


Senior Taralynn Gilkinson welds a piece of metal as part of her project for Bob Day's Welding Class at Boardman High School.

Senior Taralynn Gilkinson welds a piece of metal as part ...

Senior Taralynn Gilkinson welds a piece of metal as part of her project for Bob Day's Welding Class at Boardman High School.


Boardman sophomore Scott Glenn works on a machine lathe as he measures a handle for the vise he is constructing.

Boardman sophomore Scott Glenn works on a machine lathe as ...

Boardman sophomore Scott Glenn works on a machine lathe as he measures a handle for the vise he is constructing.


Nikida Davis, a Lakota English teacher,  reads with her daughter, Nia, 5, at the Westwood Public Library. Nikida is one of 15,397 parents who have applied for an Ohio Ed Choice voucher for a chance at a private school for Nia.

Nikida Davis, a Lakota English teacher, reads with her daughter, ...

Nikida Davis, a Lakota English teacher, reads with her daughter, Nia, 5, at the Westwood Public Library. Nikida is one of 15,397 parents who have applied for an Ohio Ed Choice voucher for a chance ...


Ron Elkins, a retired career foreign service officer who was stationed in Europe and Africa, is happy to be home again in his native Poland, Ohio, with his wife, Natalie, and their son, Caleb, who will graduate from Poland Seminary High School in June.

Ron Elkins, a retired career foreign service officer who was ...

Ron Elkins, a retired career foreign service officer who was stationed in Europe and Africa, is happy to be home again in his native Poland, Ohio, with his wife, Natalie, and their son, Caleb, who ...


Washington Nationals shortstop Alex Cora, right, throws to first after getting the force at second on Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 24, 2011. Pirates' Garrett Jones was safe at first on the fielder's choice. The Nationals won 6-3.

Washington Nationals shortstop Alex Cora, right, throws to first after ...

Washington Nationals shortstop Alex Cora, right, throws to first after getting the force at second on Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 24, 2011. Pirates' ...


Instructor Michael Powell observes as first year student Rib Tullio, a freshman, spot welds a tool box he designed.

Instructor Michael Powell observes as first year student Rib Tullio, ...

Instructor Michael Powell observes as first year student Rib Tullio, a freshman, spot welds a tool box he designed.


Minnesota Twins' Alexi Casilla (12) is tagged out trying to score from second by Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson (6) during the third inning of an baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Twins' Alexi Casilla (12) is tagged out trying to ...

Minnesota Twins' Alexi Casilla (12) is tagged out trying to score from second by Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson (6) during the third inning of an baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Minneapolis.


Katie Shook, of Sedamsville, moves rocks and stones from around her brother's truck that were washed down Fairbank Avenue from heavy rainfall, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in the Sedamsville community of Cincinnati.

Katie Shook, of Sedamsville, moves rocks and stones from around ...

Katie Shook, of Sedamsville, moves rocks and stones from around her brother's truck that were washed down Fairbank Avenue from heavy rainfall, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in the Sedamsville community of Cincinnati.


Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Aaron Miles and Chicago Cubs' Aramis Ramirez look for the call after Ramirez overran second base and was thrown out by Dodgers left fielder Jerry Sands in the sixth inning of the Dodgers' 7-3 win in a baseball game Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Chicago.

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Aaron Miles and Chicago Cubs' ...

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Aaron Miles and Chicago Cubs' Aramis Ramirez look for the call after Ramirez overran second base and was thrown out by Dodgers left fielder Jerry Sands in the sixth inning ...


In this April 21, 2011 photo, 95-year-old Ernest "Boonie" Ankrum stands at a gate at the Holophane facility in Newark, Ohio. Ankrum is retiring from his job as a gate guard.

In this April 21, 2011 photo, 95-year-old Ernest "Boonie" Ankrum ...

In this April 21, 2011 photo, 95-year-old Ernest "Boonie" Ankrum stands at a gate at the Holophane facility in Newark, Ohio. Ankrum is retiring from his job as a gate guard.


Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts throws to first as New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira is out on a ground ball hit by Alex Rodriguez during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Baltimore. Rodriguez was safe at first.

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts throws to first as ...

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts throws to first as New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira is out on a ground ball hit by Alex Rodriguez during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April ...


Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell (19) battles for the puck with Buffalo Sabres' Nathan Gerbe (42) and Patrick Kaleta (36) during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series, in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell (19) battles for the puck with ...

Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell (19) battles for the puck with Buffalo Sabres' Nathan Gerbe (42) and Patrick Kaleta (36) during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series, ...


In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral staff during the "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for to the City and to the World) message from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, at the end of the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, April 24, 2011. Benedict XVI urged an end to fighting in Libya, using his Easter Sunday message to call for diplomacy and peace in the Middle East.

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, ...

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral staff during the "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for to the City and to the World) message from the balcony ...


Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner (12) and Thaddeus Young double-team Miami Heat's Joel Anthony in the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 86-82.

Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner (12) and Thaddeus Young double-team Miami ...

Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner (12) and Thaddeus Young double-team Miami Heat's Joel Anthony in the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Philadelphia. The 76ers ...


Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal (7) and forward Glen Davis, right, go up for a rebound with New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) in the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal (7) and forward Glen Davis, ...

Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal (7) and forward Glen Davis, right, go up for a rebound with New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) in the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA ...


Medics work on an injured man at Hikma hospital in Misrata, Libya, Sunday, April 24, 2011. Rebel fighters drove Moammar Gadhafi's forces to the edge of the besieged western city of Misrata on Sunday, taking control of the main hospital where government troops had been holed up, a resident said.

Medics work on an injured man at Hikma hospital in ...

Medics work on an injured man at Hikma hospital in Misrata, Libya, Sunday, April 24, 2011. Rebel fighters drove Moammar Gadhafi's forces to the edge of the besieged western city of Misrata on Sunday, taking ...


Rick Gamma, whose family owns Gamma Tree Service, surveys his progress in cutting up a tree that blew down on Royal Avenue during Friday night's tornado, on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Ferguson, Mo.

Rick Gamma, whose family owns Gamma Tree Service, surveys his ...

Rick Gamma, whose family owns Gamma Tree Service, surveys his progress in cutting up a tree that blew down on Royal Avenue during Friday night's tornado, on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Ferguson, Mo.


Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa, left, tags Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen as he tries to steal  second in the sixth inning of the baseball game, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Pittsburgh. McCutchen was called safe and came around to score as the Pirates won 7-2.

Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa, left, tags Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew ...

Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa, left, tags Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen as he tries to steal second in the sixth inning of the baseball game, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Pittsburgh. McCutchen was called safe ...


Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau hit his second single of the baseball game in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Minneapolis where the Twins won 10-3. Morneau hit a two-run single earlier in his return to the lineup.

Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau hit his second single of the ...

Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau hit his second single of the baseball game in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Minneapolis where the Twins won 10-3. Morneau hit a two-run ...


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Chicago Cubs' Jeff Baker hits a two-run double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Chicago.

Chicago Cubs' Jeff Baker hits a two-run double against the ...

Chicago Cubs' Jeff Baker hits a two-run double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Chicago.


Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert, left, blocks the shot of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose  during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball series in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Indiana won 89-84.

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert, left, blocks the shot of Chicago ...

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert, left, blocks the shot of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball series in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Indiana won 89-84.


This Monday April 11, 2011 file photo shows Britain's Prince William accompanied by his fiancee Kate Middleton, as they arrive at Witton Country Park, Darwen, England. The full list of confirmed guests attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was released by Britain's monarchy Saturday April 23, 2011. Soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria were among the most recognizable names on the list of guests at the April 29 nuptials. Royal family members from countries including Bahrain, Denmark, Spain and Morocco will also attend. Other guests include government officials, Afghan war veterans, and charity workers.

This Monday April 11, 2011 file photo shows Britain's Prince ...

This Monday April 11, 2011 file photo shows Britain's Prince William accompanied by his fiancee Kate Middleton, as they arrive at Witton Country Park, Darwen, England. The full list of confirmed guests attending the royal ...


In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, a Syrian anti-government protester holds up a bloodied hand during a funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa, Syria, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Syrian security forces fired on tens of thousands of mourners during funeral processions Saturday, killing several people following the deadliest day of the uprising against authoritarian President Bashar Assad.

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone ...

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, a Syrian anti-government protester holds up a bloodied hand during a funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa, Syria, Saturday, ...


Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews, left, knocks the ball away from Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd , right, in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of their NBA basketball first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers defeated the Mavericks 84-82.

Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews, left, knocks the ball away ...

Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews, left, knocks the ball away from Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd , right, in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of their NBA basketball first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 23, ...


St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols (5) connects for a solo home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in St. Louis. The Reds defeated the Cardinals 5-3.

St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols (5) connects for a solo ...

St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols (5) connects for a solo home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in St. Louis. The Reds defeated the ...


Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, top, forces out Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Sam Fuld, bottom on a single hit by Rays DH Johnny Damon, not shown during seveth inning AL Baseball action in Toronto on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, top, forces out Tampa ...

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, top, forces out Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Sam Fuld, bottom on a single hit by Rays DH Johnny Damon, not shown during seveth inning AL Baseball action in ...


Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh smiles while looking at  his supporters, not pictured, during a rally in his support, in Sanaa,Yemen, Friday, April 22, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Yemen's embattled president are marching in cities and towns across the nation for rival rallies after Friday prayers.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh smiles while looking at his ...

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh smiles while looking at his supporters, not pictured, during a rally in his support, in Sanaa,Yemen, Friday, April 22, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Yemen's embattled president are marching in ...


Ohio State quarterback Joe Bauserman (14) breaks a tackle by defensive lineman Nathan Williams (43)during an NCAA college football Spring Game Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State quarterback Joe Bauserman (14) breaks a tackle by ...

Ohio State quarterback Joe Bauserman (14) breaks a tackle by defensive lineman Nathan Williams (43)during an NCAA college football Spring Game Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is tackled by Nate Oliver during an NCAA college football Spring Game, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is tackled by Nate ...

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is tackled by Nate Oliver during an NCAA college football Spring Game, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


Brian Bell, 25, of Washington, Penn., looks at "Jesus is Judged by Pilate" done by Zach Coneybeer of Uniontown as part of the exhibition "The Earth Groans", organized by the Open Door Church and held at the Union Project in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.  It is described as a contemplative stations of the cross art exhibition using recycled materials, which links Earth Day and Good Friday.

Brian Bell, 25, of Washington, Penn., looks at "Jesus is ...

Brian Bell, 25, of Washington, Penn., looks at "Jesus is Judged by Pilate" done by Zach Coneybeer of Uniontown as part of the exhibition "The Earth Groans", organized by the Open Door Church and held ...


Carl Edwards celebrates with his  guitar trophy after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 auto race on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Lebanon, Tenn.

Carl Edwards celebrates with his guitar trophy after winning the ...

Carl Edwards celebrates with his guitar trophy after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 auto race on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Lebanon, Tenn.


In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, a man carries the body of a boy witnesses say was shot during clashes with police in the southern village of Izraa, Syria, Friday, April 22, 2011. Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday on pro-democracy demonstrations across the country, killing dozens of people, as the uprising against President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime defied a deadly security crackdown, witnesses a human rights group said.

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone ...

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, a man carries the body of a boy witnesses say was shot during clashes with police in the southern village ...


Carl Edwards (60) and Kyle Busch (18) race down the backstretch at the Nashville Superspeedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 auto race won by Edwards on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Gladeville, Tenn.

Carl Edwards (60) and Kyle Busch (18) race down the ...

Carl Edwards (60) and Kyle Busch (18) race down the backstretch at the Nashville Superspeedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 auto race won by Edwards on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Gladeville, Tenn.


A Yemeni girl looks on during a rally supporting President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen, Friday, April 22, 2011.  Opponents and supporters of Yemen's embattled president are marching in cities and towns across the nation for rival rallies after Friday prayers. Arabic reads on her face, " We are with you".

A Yemeni girl looks on during a rally supporting President ...

A Yemeni girl looks on during a rally supporting President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen, Friday, April 22, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Yemen's embattled president are marching in cities and towns across the nation ...


Shirley Saathoff uses a small panic-button pendant and two-way communication system for her tidy Lee's Summit home. "It's a godsend, honey," said the 72-year-old woman of the device that provides 24-hour monitoring.

Shirley Saathoff uses a small panic-button pendant and two-way communication ...

Shirley Saathoff uses a small panic-button pendant and two-way communication system for her tidy Lee's Summit home. "It's a godsend, honey," said the 72-year-old woman of the device that provides 24-hour monitoring.


The Federal Building is at 18 N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown.

The Federal Building is at 18 N. Phelps St. in ...

The Federal Building is at 18 N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown.


YSU fashion-merchandising students and their professor who recently spent four days in New York City experiencing different aspects of the fashion industry are, from left, Jennifer Daly, senior; Jennifer Frank, professor; Victoria Volpe, sophomore; fashion designer Nanette Lepore, with whom the students got a chance to spend time while they stopped in the city’s Garment District; Kristen White, junior; and Shamaila Younus, junior.

YSU fashion-merchandising students and their professor who recently spent four ...

YSU fashion-merchandising students and their professor who recently spent four days in New York City experiencing different aspects of the fashion industry are, from left, Jennifer Daly, senior; Jennifer Frank, professor; Victoria Volpe, sophomore; fashion ...


In this April 19, 2011 photo, Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Lennon  participates in a Chrism mass in Cleveland. A fight over union rights of public workers in Ohio and Wisconsin energized mainline churches alarmed that the volatile debate would expand to target programs aiding the needy. As thousands of teachers, firefighters and other workers chanted and waved signs during weeks of Statehouse protests, some pastors and bishops lobbied lawmakers, spoke at rallies and wrote letters in favor of the public employees' right to collective bargaining.

In this April 19, 2011 photo, Roman Catholic Bishop Richard ...

In this April 19, 2011 photo, Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Lennon participates in a Chrism mass in Cleveland. A fight over union rights of public workers in Ohio and Wisconsin energized mainline churches alarmed that ...


In this September 19, 2007 file photograph, the desert sand east of San Luis, Arizona, is imprinted with border patrol tracks. A gap in the solid steel barrier leaves room for an official international boundary marker.

In this September 19, 2007 file photograph, the desert sand ...

In this September 19, 2007 file photograph, the desert sand east of San Luis, Arizona, is imprinted with border patrol tracks. A gap in the solid steel barrier leaves room for an official international boundary ...


Four-year-old Mackenize Snyder of Sharon, Pa., giggles as her uncle, Army Reserve Spec. Douglas Ferguson, tickles her. She is in the arms of her mother, Amanda Snyder, Ferguson’s sister. Mackenize was 2 when her uncle deployed to Afghanistan.

Four-year-old Mackenize Snyder of Sharon, Pa., giggles as her uncle, ...

Four-year-old Mackenize Snyder of Sharon, Pa., giggles as her uncle, Army Reserve Spec. Douglas Ferguson, tickles her. She is in the arms of her mother, Amanda Snyder, Ferguson’s sister. Mackenize was 2 when her uncle ...


Deacon Nick Moliterno blesses parishioners’ Easter baskets, which he says represent the heavenly feast that awaits Christians.

Deacon Nick Moliterno blesses parishioners’ Easter baskets, which he says ...

Deacon Nick Moliterno blesses parishioners’ Easter baskets, which he says represent the heavenly feast that awaits Christians.


Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey (8) runs the ball as Jeremy Cash, front, and David Conor (39) make the tackle during an NCAA college football Spring Game, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey (8) runs the ball ...

Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey (8) runs the ball as Jeremy Cash, front, and David Conor (39) make the tackle during an NCAA college football Spring Game, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


Lauren and Martin Tancer, 16 and 13, respectively, of Sewickley, Pa., live weekends in East Palestine with their father, Maj. David Andrew “Drew” Tancer, director of operations for the 757th Squadron of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, and their stepmother, Tech. Sgt. Skye Tancer, a flight engineer with the 757th. Lauren is a member of the national Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council.

Lauren and Martin Tancer, 16 and 13, respectively, of Sewickley, ...

Lauren and Martin Tancer, 16 and 13, respectively, of Sewickley, Pa., live weekends in East Palestine with their father, Maj. David Andrew “Drew” Tancer, director of operations for the 757th Squadron of the 910th Airlift ...


Allyson Smith, 9, of Austintown blows out a candle from the blessing.

Allyson Smith, 9, of Austintown blows out a candle from ...

Allyson Smith, 9, of Austintown blows out a candle from the blessing.


Two people have been arrested in the chemical burning of their dog, who is now in the custody of the Mercer County Humane Society. The humane society has named the 14-month-old hound mix Chance.

Two people have been arrested in the chemical burning of ...

Two people have been arrested in the chemical burning of their dog, who is now in the custody of the Mercer County Humane Society. The humane society has named the 14-month-old hound mix Chance.


When Maj. Brent Davis was deployed to Southwest Asia in 2005 during the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas holidays, his wife, Sonya, tried to keep Lainne and her brother, Martin, 15, busy so they wouldn’t have as much time to worry about their father.

When Maj. Brent Davis was deployed to Southwest Asia in ...

When Maj. Brent Davis was deployed to Southwest Asia in 2005 during the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas holidays, his wife, Sonya, tried to keep Lainne and her brother, Martin, 15, busy so they wouldn’t have ...


In this photo provided by The Wilds Conservation Center,  a baby rhino stands at the Wilds conservation center in Cumberland, Ohio on April 5, 2011.   Facebook fans of The Wilds conservation center in southeast Ohio are being asked to select a name for its newest rhino: Firefly, Sparks or Spit Fire. Staff at the park selected the three options from more than 800 entries submitted by the public. The female southern white rhinoceros born in January is the first calf for 8-year-old sire Fireball. Fireball has been at The Wilds since 2008 as part of a species survival plan. Visitors can vote for their favorite name by viewing the related entry on The Wilds Facebook page and clicking the "like" icon next to the name's posting.

In this photo provided by The Wilds Conservation Center, a ...

In this photo provided by The Wilds Conservation Center, a baby rhino stands at the Wilds conservation center in Cumberland, Ohio on April 5, 2011. Facebook fans of The Wilds conservation center in southeast Ohio ...


Donovan Fletcher’s brother, Bradley (32), moves in for a tackle on Vikings receiver Sidney Rice in a 2009 game.

Donovan Fletcher’s brother, Bradley (32), moves in for a tackle ...

Donovan Fletcher’s brother, Bradley (32), moves in for a tackle on Vikings receiver Sidney Rice in a 2009 game.


The baskets included candy, wine and Cheetos, as well as traditional Easter fare.

The baskets included candy, wine and Cheetos, as well as ...

The baskets included candy, wine and Cheetos, as well as traditional Easter fare.


Dominic Gatta III shows off the view from an apartment on the third floor of the Federal Building in downtown Youngstown.

Dominic Gatta III shows off the view from an apartment ...

Dominic Gatta III shows off the view from an apartment on the third floor of the Federal Building in downtown Youngstown.


Nick Moliterno, deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown, lights candles near Easter baskets filled with parishioners’ holiday food.

Nick Moliterno, deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in ...

Nick Moliterno, deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown, lights candles near Easter baskets filled with parishioners’ holiday food.


A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for the MR-2 suborbital test flight. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee "Ham" over 640 kilometers down range in an arching trajectory that reached a peak of 254 kilometers above the Earth. The mission was successful and Ham performed his lever-pulling task well in response to the flashing light. NASA used chimpanzees and other primates to test the Mercury Capsule before launching the first American astronaut Alan Shepard in May 1961. The successful flight and recovery confirmed the soundness of the Mercury-Redstone systems.

A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for ...

A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for the MR-2 suborbital test flight. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee "Ham" over 640 kilometers down range in ...


North Carolina's Anthony Elzy (6) steps into the end zone to score a touchdown in the first quarter against Duke during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Durham, N.C.

North Carolina's Anthony Elzy (6) steps into the end zone ...

North Carolina's Anthony Elzy (6) steps into the end zone to score a touchdown in the first quarter against Duke during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Durham, N.C.


Ohio safety Donovan Fletcher (29), a Liberty High graduate, tries to break up a pass intended for Louisiana- 
Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green during a game last season.

Ohio safety Donovan Fletcher (29), a Liberty High graduate, tries ...

Ohio safety Donovan Fletcher (29), a Liberty High graduate, tries to break up a pass intended for Louisiana- Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green during a game last season.


Lock P. Beachum Sr., Youngstown city school board president

Lock P. Beachum Sr., Youngstown city school board president

Lock P. Beachum Sr., Youngstown city school board president


Lainne A. Davis, 17, talks with her father, Air Force Reserve Maj. Brent Davis, chief of public affairs for the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna.

Lainne A. Davis, 17, talks with her father, Air Force ...

Lainne A. Davis, 17, talks with her father, Air Force Reserve Maj. Brent Davis, chief of public affairs for the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna.


Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (15) return a kickoff 99-yards for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.

Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (15) return a kickoff 99-yards for a ...

Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (15) return a kickoff 99-yards for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.