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In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, a 2011 Ford Fiesta is displayed at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. Ford posted its best first-quarter profit in 13 years, as its new, more fuel-efficient vehicles reached showrooms during a surge in gasoline prices. New arrivals such as the Ford Explorer and Fiesta small car are selling well.

In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, a 2011 Ford ...

In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, a 2011 Ford Fiesta is displayed at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. Ford posted its best first-quarter profit in 13 years, as its new, more ...


Western Reserve’s Sissy Stubbs, left, gets high fives from teammates after hitting a home run during Tuesday’s Inter Tri-County League softball game against Jackson-Milton. Western Reserve’s Rachael Obradovich, center, avoids the celebration.

Western Reserve’s Sissy Stubbs, left, gets high fives from teammates ...

Western Reserve’s Sissy Stubbs, left, gets high fives from teammates after hitting a home run during Tuesday’s Inter Tri-County League softball game against Jackson-Milton. Western Reserve’s Rachael Obradovich, center, avoids the celebration.


In this file photo taken March 17, 2011, traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks rose moderately Tuesday, April 26, 2011, as traders returned from the Easter holiday to face a big week of economic data and shrugged at the latest bad budget news from crisis-stricken Greece.

In this file photo taken March 17, 2011, traders gather ...

In this file photo taken March 17, 2011, traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks rose moderately Tuesday, April 26, 2011, as traders returned from the ...


Gasoline reached $3.99 a gallon in some areas of the Mahoning Valley on Tuesday, and prices are expected to jump above $4 a gallon in some locations as early as today. This sign bore the grim news to motorists at a Sunoco station on Fifth Avenue in Youngstown.

Gasoline reached $3.99 a gallon in some areas of the ...

Gasoline reached $3.99 a gallon in some areas of the Mahoning Valley on Tuesday, and prices are expected to jump above $4 a gallon in some locations as early as today. This sign bore the ...


Wayne Tennant, vice president of support services for Humility of Mary Health Partners, is at the construction site of St. Elizabeth Health Care Center’s $8 million Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Youngstown.

Wayne Tennant, vice president of support services for Humility of ...

Wayne Tennant, vice president of support services for Humility of Mary Health Partners, is at the construction site of St. Elizabeth Health Care Center’s $8 million Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Youngstown.


The Rev. Bradley Pace of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Youngstown, was among 56 clergy representing various denominations attending a special program Tuesday at the Help Hotline Community Center on Fifth Avenue, sponsored by Mahoning and Trumbull County Suicide Prevention Coalitions and funded by the Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc.

The Rev. Bradley Pace of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Youngstown, ...

The Rev. Bradley Pace of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Youngstown, was among 56 clergy representing various denominations attending a special program Tuesday at the Help Hotline Community Center on Fifth Avenue, sponsored by Mahoning and ...


Construction has begun on the $8 million Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Health Center on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown.

Construction has begun on the $8 million Joanie Abdu Comprehensive ...

Construction has begun on the $8 million Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Health Center on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown.


Cathy Grizinski of Help Hotline describes warning signs of suicide to area clergy, who were learning about who is at risk. Help Hotline telephone service receives about 15 suicide-related calls daily, serving Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties.

Cathy Grizinski of Help Hotline describes warning signs of suicide ...

Cathy Grizinski of Help Hotline describes warning signs of suicide to area clergy, who were learning about who is at risk. Help Hotline telephone service receives about 15 suicide-related calls daily, serving Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull ...


Ernie Cook, Trumbull County 911 director.

Ernie Cook, Trumbull County 911 director.

Ernie Cook, Trumbull County 911 director.


Ohio Rep. Teresa Fedor

Ohio Rep. Teresa Fedor

Ohio Rep. Teresa Fedor


Puddles sit in the infield at Cene Park on Monday. The high school sports season has come to a near standstill 
because of torrential rains, cold weather and high winds this spring.

Puddles sit in the infield at Cene Park on Monday. ...

Puddles sit in the infield at Cene Park on Monday. The high school sports season has come to a near standstill because of torrential rains, cold weather and high winds this spring.


Robert J. Gaves

Robert J. Gaves

Robert J. Gaves


Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin


Youngstown State golfer Samantha Formeck was named the female scholar athlete of the year by the school and the Vindicator. She is the second golfer to win the award in as many years. Formeck was named fi rst-team all conference and was named golfer of the year in the Horizon League.

Youngstown State golfer Samantha Formeck was named the female scholar ...

Youngstown State golfer Samantha Formeck was named the female scholar athlete of the year by the school and the Vindicator. She is the second golfer to win the award in as many years. Formeck was ...


Pat Gergel stands with Olga Brown, left, president of St. Anne’s Guild, and Carol Kaszowski, guild vice president. They have been involved with the publication of the 100th Anniversary Edition of “Book of Golden Recipes,” marking the anniversary of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church of Youngstown.

Pat Gergel stands with Olga Brown, left, president of St. ...

Pat Gergel stands with Olga Brown, left, president of St. Anne’s Guild, and Carol Kaszowski, guild vice president. They have been involved with the publication of the 100th Anniversary Edition of “Book of Golden Recipes,” ...


Vytas Sulskis drives to the hoop past several Valparaiso defenders during a Horizon League contest this past season. Sulskis, who was born in Lithuania, was named the male scholar athlete of the year by the school and The Vindicator for his contributions in the classroom and on the court.

Vytas Sulskis drives to the hoop past several Valparaiso defenders ...

Vytas Sulskis drives to the hoop past several Valparaiso defenders during a Horizon League contest this past season. Sulskis, who was born in Lithuania, was named the male scholar athlete of the year by the ...


Jim Graham

Jim Graham

Jim Graham


Pittsburgh Steelers football players Ryan Clark, left, and Charlie Batch arrive at the teams training facility in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pitttsbugh Post Gazette, Darrell Sapp)  ** PITTSBURGH OUT, GREENSBURG OUT, TARENTUM OUT, MONESSEN OUT. NO ARCHIVES, NO SALES, NO TV, NO INTERNET, NO MAGS **

Pittsburgh Steelers football players Ryan Clark, left, and Charlie Batch ...

Pittsburgh Steelers football players Ryan Clark, left, and Charlie Batch arrive at the teams training facility in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pitttsbugh Post Gazette, Darrell Sapp) ** PITTSBURGH OUT, GREENSBURG OUT, TARENTUM OUT, ...


Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton throws in the first inning ...

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.


FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, Alabama receiver Julio Jones (8) runs for a first down in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Jones is a top prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft.

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, Alabama ...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, Alabama receiver Julio Jones (8) runs for a first down in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in ...


In these handout photos released by the NFL and taken in February 2011, top NFL Draft prospects are shown at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. They are, top row from left: Stanley Havili, FB, Southern California; Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State;  Justin Houston, LB, Georgia; Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State; Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State; Henry Hynoski, FB, Pittsburgh. Bottom row, from left:  Benjamin Ijalana, OG, Villanova; Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama; Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State; Julio Jones, WR, Alabama; Cameron Jordan, DE, California; Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin.

In these handout photos released by the NFL and taken ...

In these handout photos released by the NFL and taken in February 2011, top NFL Draft prospects are shown at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. They are, top row from left: Stanley Havili, FB, ...


Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price, bottom, is scored on by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) as Canadiens' Scott Gomez (11) and Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) look for a rebound during second period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series in Montreal, Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price, bottom, is scored on by ...

Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price, bottom, is scored on by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) as Canadiens' Scott Gomez (11) and Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) look for a rebound during second period of Game 4 ...


Atlanta Hawks' Jamal Crawford, right, looks to pass the ball past Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson (14) during the first half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Atlanta Hawks' Jamal Crawford, right, looks to pass the ball ...

Atlanta Hawks' Jamal Crawford, right, looks to pass the ball past Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson (14) during the first half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, April ...


Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar leaps over Cleveland Indians baserunner Shin-Soo Choo after forcing him out at second and then throwing to first on a ground ball by Indians' batter Carlos Santana in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.  Santana was safe at first on the play.

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar leaps over Cleveland Indians ...

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar leaps over Cleveland Indians baserunner Shin-Soo Choo after forcing him out at second and then throwing to first on a ground ball by Indians' batter Carlos Santana in the ...


New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova looks to the sky while coming off the mound in the seventh inning after manager Joe Girardi took him out of the baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in New York.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova looks to the ...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova looks to the sky while coming off the mound in the seventh inning after manager Joe Girardi took him out of the baseball game against the Chicago White ...


New York Yankees catcher Gustavo Molina looks to make the tag as Chicago White Sox's Alex Rios scores in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in New York.

New York Yankees catcher Gustavo Molina looks to make the ...

New York Yankees catcher Gustavo Molina looks to make the tag as Chicago White Sox's Alex Rios scores in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in ...


Last year’s “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowsha, a huge box-offi  ce success, kicked off  a new trend for movies — live-action fairy tales.

Last year’s “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Johnny Depp and Mia ...

Last year’s “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowsha, a huge box-offi ce success, kicked off a new trend for movies — live-action fairy tales.


Youngstown Municipal Court Judges Elizabeth Kobly, Robert A. Douglas Jr. and Robert Milich (not pictured) swear in 30 part-time officers Monday to act as the security force in municipal court under the direction of city police.

Youngstown Municipal Court Judges Elizabeth Kobly, Robert A. Douglas Jr. ...

Youngstown Municipal Court Judges Elizabeth Kobly, Robert A. Douglas Jr. and Robert Milich (not pictured) swear in 30 part-time officers Monday to act as the security force in municipal court under the direction of city ...


FILE - This Jan. 14, 2011, file photo shows Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert at a news conference at the Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio.  With wide receiver and defensive linemen a priority, the Cleveland Browns enter the NFL draft with the No. 6 overall pick and three selections in the Top 70.

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2011, file photo shows Cleveland ...

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2011, file photo shows Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert at a news conference at the Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. With wide receiver and defensive linemen a priority, ...


This undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shows Giffords, left, with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. Giffords will attend her husband's space shuttle launch in Florida on Friday, Kelly said, allowing the Arizona congresswoman to travel for the first time since she was flown from Tucson to Houston more than three months ago to recover from a gunshot wound to the head.

This undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. ...

This undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shows Giffords, left, with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. Giffords will attend her husband's space shuttle launch in Florida on Friday, Kelly ...


This Jan. 2, 2011, file photo shows Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason reacts in the first half of a loss to the Atlanta Falcons,  at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It's been a nightmare eight months for the Panthers. A youth movement produced the NFL's worst team, coach John Fox was dismissed and potential franchise QB Andrew Luck stayed at Stanford. Holding the No. 1 pick, the Panthers prepare to make the biggest, and perhaps most difficult, draft decision in franchise history.

This Jan. 2, 2011, file photo shows Carolina Panthers linebacker ...

This Jan. 2, 2011, file photo shows Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason reacts in the first half of a loss to the Atlanta Falcons, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It's been a nightmare eight ...


In his March 1, 2011 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tetsifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at which it will debate when and how to start tightening credit to prevent inflation from hurting the economy.

In his March 1, 2011 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman ...

In his March 1, 2011 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tetsifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, ...


Facilities worker Mike Albrecht walks through water from the rising Ohio River as he carries supplies from Riverview East Academy, Monday, April 25, 2011, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The grade school is built on stilts because of possible flooding and students were moved to another school until the river goes down.

Facilities worker Mike Albrecht walks through water from the rising ...

Facilities worker Mike Albrecht walks through water from the rising Ohio River as he carries supplies from Riverview East Academy, Monday, April 25, 2011, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The grade school is built on stilts because ...


In this April 8, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should fit seamlessly into the Republican drive to shrink government. After all, it has cost taxpayers $150 billion to keep the ailing mortgage giants afloat and many in both parties would rather let the private sector handle their role in financing the nation’s $11.3 trillion residential mortgage market.

In this April 8, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, ...

In this April 8, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should fit seamlessly into the Republican drive to ...


Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 25, 2011.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm throws in the first inning ...

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 25, 2011.


In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the Associated Press, a Syrian boy carries a board that reads:" stop the killing," during a protest in Daraya, southwest of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 25, 2011. In a terrifying escalation of Syria's crackdown on dissent, thousands of soldiers backed by tanks poured Monday into the southern city of Daraa, on the Jordanian border, the city where the uprising began, opening fire indiscriminately on civilians and killing at least 11 people, witnesses said. Knife-wielding security agents did house-to-house sweeps in what activists called a campaign to intimidate protesters.

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

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the Associated Press, a Syrian boy carries a board that reads:" stop the killing," during a protest in Daraya, southwest of Damascus, ...


John Brisentine walks through water nearly up to his knees Monday, April 25, 2011 as he carries a tire he found near the submerged intersection of 3rd and Vienna streets in Metropolis, Ill. The Ohio River is threatening homes in that part of the city.

John Brisentine walks through water nearly up to his knees ...

John Brisentine walks through water nearly up to his knees Monday, April 25, 2011 as he carries a tire he found near the submerged intersection of 3rd and Vienna streets in Metropolis, Ill. The Ohio ...


Leon Gentry looks out over flood waters from Canoe Creek that surround his garage on Alma Avenue, after he spent the morning working to secure what he could from the rising water in Henderson, Ky., Monday, April 25, 2011. Heavy rain and severe storms are expected to continue throughout the week after most of the state received up to 4 inches of rain during the weekend. Rainfall totals for the past week range from 10 inches to 15 inches statewide, causing flooded rivers, streams and tributaries.

Leon Gentry looks out over flood waters from Canoe Creek ...

Leon Gentry looks out over flood waters from Canoe Creek that surround his garage on Alma Avenue, after he spent the morning working to secure what he could from the rising water in Henderson, Ky., ...


Pittsburgh Penguins center Maxime Talbot (25) is stopped by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson (35) during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 25, 2011 in Tampa, Fla.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Maxime Talbot (25) is stopped by Tampa ...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Maxime Talbot (25) is stopped by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson (35) during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 25, 2011 ...


Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) knocks the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal (11) during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 25, 2011 in Tampa, Fla.

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) knocks ...

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) knocks the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal (11) during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series ...