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Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St., is sponsoring an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Snacks and punch will be served at 1 p.m., and an ugly Christmas sweater contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be at 2. Singing will begin at 3 with (standing, left to right), Jody Lewis and Niki Slaven and (seated, left to right) Sandy Huston, Daniel Huston and Jim Lewis. Children will be asked to give Mrs. Clause a first name, and when she arrives, her top three favorites will be announced and prizes will be given. Present at the library during the holiday season is a box for Toys for Tots, a mitten tree and a donation tree to benefit the library, sponsored by the Friends.

Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St., is sponsoring an ...

Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St., is sponsoring an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Snacks and punch will be served at 1 p.m., and an ugly Christmas sweater contest, sponsored by ...


Birthday celebration is a dream come true: Shepherd of the Valley encourages residents to participate in its “Second Wind Dreams” program, which highlights the positive aspects of aging. When asked her “dream,” SOV-Poland resident Gert Host simply said that she would like to see her 84-year old niece who lives in Pittsburgh. Gert’s dream was fulfilled when her niece, Dorothy Rider, Dorothy’s husband, Edson, her sister Glennis and six other family members gathered to celebrate her 95th birthday. Seated, left to right, are Dorothy Rider, Gert Host and Glennis Wallace. Standing, left to right, are Leonard Rider, Edson Rider, Maryann Rider and Lynette Rider.

Birthday celebration is a dream come true: Shepherd of the ...

Birthday celebration is a dream come true: Shepherd of the Valley encourages residents to participate in its “Second Wind Dreams” program, which highlights the positive aspects of aging. When asked her “dream,” SOV-Poland resident Gert ...


At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Austintown, Chuck Baker inducted new member, Tracie A. Kaglic, architect and project manager for the new school project. Her sponsor was Vince Colaluca. From left to right are Austintown Rotary President Deanna Spirko, Colaluca, Kaglic and Baker.

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Austintown, ...

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Austintown, Chuck Baker inducted new member, Tracie A. Kaglic, architect and project manager for the new school project. Her sponsor was Vince Colaluca. From left to ...


San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh grimaces after his offense fails to move the ball as Alex Smith comes off the field during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh grimaces after his offense ...

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh grimaces after his offense fails to move the ball as Alex Smith comes off the field during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.


Houston wide receiver Kevin Walter falls into the end zone with a touchdown reception against Bengals linebacker Thomas Howard in the closing seconds of Sunday’s NFL game in Cincinnati. The Texans won, 20-19.

Houston wide receiver Kevin Walter falls into the end zone ...

Houston wide receiver Kevin Walter falls into the end zone with a touchdown reception against Bengals linebacker Thomas Howard in the closing seconds of Sunday’s NFL game in Cincinnati. The Texans won, 20-19.


Sarah Flament, 36, of Poland will compete in the Olympic trials for the marathon Jan. 14 in Houston.

Sarah Flament, 36, of Poland will compete in the Olympic ...

Sarah Flament, 36, of Poland will compete in the Olympic trials for the marathon Jan. 14 in Houston.


Singer Katy Perry was picked by Barbara Walters as one of “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011.”

Singer Katy Perry was picked by Barbara Walters as one ...

Singer Katy Perry was picked by Barbara Walters as one of “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011.”


The sign in front of the Travelodge at 1811 East Perry Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, thanks its customers and says it will see them again in May 2012. Workers along Lake Erie face layoff s every winter as tourism declines for the season.

The sign in front of the Travelodge at 1811 East ...

The sign in front of the Travelodge at 1811 East Perry Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, thanks its customers and says it will see them again in May 2012. Workers along Lake Erie face layoff ...


The library features a Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of new and antique glass and
crystal prisms.

The library features a Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of ...

The library features a Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of new and antique glass and crystal prisms.


Jan Billock sits with her children, 4-year-old Hayden, left, and 5-year-old Dylan at the Merry Bright Nights event at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

Jan Billock sits with her children, 4-year-old Hayden, left, and ...

Jan Billock sits with her children, 4-year-old Hayden, left, and 5-year-old Dylan at the Merry Bright Nights event at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.