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YSU senior Obinna Ekweremuba, left, works on staying low out of his stance during Monday’s practice at Stambaugh Stadium.

YSU senior Obinna Ekweremuba, left, works on staying low out ...

YSU senior Obinna Ekweremuba, left, works on staying low out of his stance during Monday’s practice at Stambaugh Stadium.


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has done more recently to attract people in their 20s and 30s, says Bill Lawson, executive director, right. With him is Paul Hagman, 28,  a MVHS member for about five years and Young Leaders Advisory Board chairman.

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has done more recently to ...

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has done more recently to attract people in their 20s and 30s, says Bill Lawson, executive director, right. With him is Paul Hagman, 28, a MVHS member for about five ...


One of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s largest and most important projects is the Mahoning Valley History Center, to open in 2012 in the historic downtown Harry Burt/Ross Radio Building, 325 W. Federal St.

One of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s largest and most ...

One of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s largest and most important projects is the Mahoning Valley History Center, to open in 2012 in the historic downtown Harry Burt/Ross Radio Building, 325 W. Federal St.


Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director Bill Lawson and Paul Hagman, chair of the MVHS Young Leaders Advisory Board, at the site of the new Mahoning Valley Historical Center in the historic downtown Harry Burt/Ross Radio Building, 325 W. Federal St.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director Bill Lawson and Paul ...

Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director Bill Lawson and Paul Hagman, chair of the MVHS Young Leaders Advisory Board, at the site of the new Mahoning Valley Historical Center in the historic downtown Harry Burt/Ross ...


Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi topples over  Butler's Andrew Smith during the first half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston.

Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi topples over Butler's Andrew Smith during the ...

Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi topples over Butler's Andrew Smith during the first half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston.


U.S. District Court Judge Benita Y. Pearson is flanked by the Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin II, left, pastor of Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown, and the Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, also in Youngstown, as they sing “We Shall Overcome” during a memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Baptist Pastors’ Council of Youngstown and Vicinity sponsored the service Monday at the Mahoning County Courthouse rotunda.

U.S. District Court Judge Benita Y. Pearson is flanked by ...

U.S. District Court Judge Benita Y. Pearson is flanked by the Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin II, left, pastor of Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown, and the Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel ...


Family and friends gather outside a church cemetery for Summer Inman's graveside service, Monday, April 4, 2011, in Logan, Ohio. Inman was found in a church's septic system with a zip tie pulled tightly around her neck. Her estranged husband and his parents have been charged with kidnapping.

Family and friends gather outside a church cemetery for Summer ...

Family and friends gather outside a church cemetery for Summer Inman's graveside service, Monday, April 4, 2011, in Logan, Ohio. Inman was found in a church's septic system with a zip tie pulled tightly around ...


In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., and his vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden D-Del. applaud at a campaign stop in Springfield, Ill. President Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, April 4, 2011, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he's brought over the past two years.

In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate ...

In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., and his vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden D-Del. applaud at a campaign stop in Springfield, Ill. President Obama formally ...


In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo released by Brazil's Air Force, Brazil's Navy sailors recover debris from the missing Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean. Undersea robots have located a "large part" of an Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, but haven't yet found its black box flight recorders, French officials said Monday April 4, 2011.  Victims' families cautiously welcomed the surprise announcement that search teams have located pieces of the plane, after nearly two years of fruitless efforts to determine what caused it to crash. Investigators have said without the recorders, the cause may never be determined.

In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo released by ...

In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo released by Brazil's Air Force, Brazil's Navy sailors recover debris from the missing Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean. Undersea robots have located a "large ...


In this image taken from live streaming video provided by the Raptor Resource Project, an eagle feeds its newly-hatched chicks in their nest in Decorah, Iowa on Sunday, April 3, 2011.  A live video feed with a bird's eye view of eagle eggs hatching has attracted more than 100,000 followers _ so many that the site crashed briefly Saturday after the first eaglet emerged. The camera sponsored by the Raptor Resource Project shows a nest 80 feet up in a tree overlooking a trout stream at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, where the pair of eagles is welcoming their brood.

In this image taken from live streaming video provided by ...

In this image taken from live streaming video provided by the Raptor Resource Project, an eagle feeds its newly-hatched chicks in their nest in Decorah, Iowa on Sunday, April 3, 2011. A live video feed ...


A  Southwest Airlines jetliner maneuvers around the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Phoenix.  The peeling away of a 5-foot-long hole recently on a Southwest Jet as the plane traveled at 35,000 feet raised questions about how vulnerable the world’s passenger air fleet is to similar cracks, and federal aviation officials were considering ordering more widespread inspections.

A Southwest Airlines jetliner maneuvers around the tarmac at Phoenix ...

A Southwest Airlines jetliner maneuvers around the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Phoenix. The peeling away of a 5-foot-long hole recently on a Southwest Jet as the ...


In this file April 10, 2010 file photo, people from the coal mining towns along the Coal River participate in a memorial vigil in Naoma, W.Va., for 29 miners who died in the explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va. A year since the disaster, Massey Energy company and their CEO Don Blankenship, " King of Coal" , are no longer around.

In this file April 10, 2010 file photo, people from ...

In this file April 10, 2010 file photo, people from the coal mining towns along the Coal River participate in a memorial vigil in Naoma, W.Va., for 29 miners who died in the explosion at ...


In this March 8, 2011 photo, Gary Quarles holds a helmet made in memory of his son Gary Wayne Quarles at his home in Naoma, W.Va. Gary Wayne Quarles and 28 other men died deep inside Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine on April 5, 2010 near Montcoal. It was the deadliest U.S. coal mining accident since 1970, and remains the target of civil and criminal investigations.

In this March 8, 2011 photo, Gary Quarles holds a ...

In this March 8, 2011 photo, Gary Quarles holds a helmet made in memory of his son Gary Wayne Quarles at his home in Naoma, W.Va. Gary Wayne Quarles and 28 other men died deep ...


At left a March 1, 2003 photo obtained by the Associated Press shows Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind,  shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan. At right, a photo downloaded from the Arabic language Internet site www.muslm.net and purporting to show a man identified by the Internet site as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sep. 11 attacks,  is seen in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The picture was allegedly taken in July 2009 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and released only to the detainee's family under a new policy allowing the ICRC  to photograph Guantanamo inmates, ICRC spokesman Bernard Barrett said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. A federal law enforcement official says professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators are being referred to the system of military commissions for trial.

At left a March 1, 2003 photo obtained by the ...

At left a March 1, 2003 photo obtained by the Associated Press shows Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan. At right, a photo downloaded ...


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Members of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association honored TRTA Past President Gretchen Reed with their attendance at the Community Stars banquet. Reed is the founder of the Liberty Blott Holiday Project, an organization that provides toys, clothing and books to needy children at Christmas time. She was selected as one of 11 Community Stars as five tables of friends and family members attended the Stars banquet in her honor. TRTA members who attended are, from left to right, Barb Wright, Linda Cowin, Reed, Lydia Caskey, Joyce Faiver, Roselyn Gadd, Judy Zimmer and Betty Jean Bahmer.

Members of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association honored TRTA Past ...

Members of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association honored TRTA Past President Gretchen Reed with their attendance at the Community Stars banquet. Reed is the founder of the Liberty Blott Holiday Project, an organization that provides ...


The Hubbard Optimist Club had its 57th annual oratorical contest recently, featuring the topic “If I were the leader of the world the first issue I would address would be. ...” Students wrote essays to finish the sentence. Above are two of the winners. Gabriella Hosack took first place among girls in eighth grade at St. Patrick School in Hubbard with her essay focusing on medical issues. Justin Oaks took first place among boys for his essay focusing on poverty issues. The two students will advance to regional competition in Springfield, Ohio.

The Hubbard Optimist Club had its 57th annual oratorical contest ...

The Hubbard Optimist Club had its 57th annual oratorical contest recently, featuring the topic “If I were the leader of the world the first issue I would address would be. ...” Students wrote essays to ...


“Primary Compass,” a sculpture designed by Don Gummer and built by the Brilex Corp. in 
Youngstown, serves as a landmark for the museum. It was built of stain-less steel and stained glass.

“Primary Compass,” a sculpture designed by Don Gummer and built ...

“Primary Compass,” a sculpture designed by Don Gummer and built by the Brilex Corp. in Youngstown, serves as a landmark for the museum. It was built of stain-less steel and stained glass.


A portrait of Andrew Wyeth by Peter Ralston. Ralston gave the portrait, which was signed by Wyeth and himself, to The Butler in 2010.

A portrait of Andrew Wyeth by Peter Ralston. Ralston gave ...

A portrait of Andrew Wyeth by Peter Ralston. Ralston gave the portrait, which was signed by Wyeth and himself, to The Butler in 2010.


“Gayle Mellott,” a charcoal drawing by James Montgomery Flagg.

“Gayle Mellott,” a charcoal drawing by James Montgomery Flagg.

“Gayle Mellott,” a charcoal drawing by James Montgomery Flagg.


“Barnyard,” an oil-on-board painting by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, was purchased by The Butler in 1948.

“Barnyard,” an oil-on-board painting by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, was purchased ...

“Barnyard,” an oil-on-board painting by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, was purchased by The Butler in 1948.


"Untitled” by Susan and Steven Kemenyffy

"Untitled” by Susan and Steven Kemenyffy

"Untitled” by Susan and Steven Kemenyffy