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JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12. Bob Todd talks with Bob Heltzel behind him. The two were Kokrak's coaches at Warren JFK.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12. Bob Heltzel gestures to Kokrak's grandmother. Heltzel was Kokrak's coach at Warren JFK. Behind them was the team's other coach, Bob Todd.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12. Former Tour pro Bobby Lewis speaks to the crowd. The Warren native has been a member of and captained the U.S. Walker Cup team, the world's top amateur golf competition.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12. Bob Heltzel talks. Heltzel was Kokrak's coach at Warren JFK. Behind him was the team's other coach, Bob Todd.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12. Bob Heltzel talks. Heltzel was Kokrak's coach at Warren JFK. Behind him was the team's other coach, Bob Todd. In back left is Trumbull pro John Diana.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His PGA career will begin on Jan. 12. Jerry McGee spoke to the crowd. The East Palestine resident has had the Valley's most storied PGA playing record, playing more than 25 years on the PGA and Champions tours. At Wednesday's event, McGee joked that he's most famous now for being the father-in-law to LPGA Tour great Annika Sörenstam, whose married to Jerry's son, Mike.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Local golfer Jason Kokrak is the first Valley native in 30 years to make it to the PGA tour. Kokrak celebrated with friends and family at Trumbull Country Club. His ...


The Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board presents the 2011 Burger of the Year award to Sunrise Inn in Warren, Ohio.

The Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board presents the 2011 Burger ...

The Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board presents the 2011 Burger of the Year award to Sunrise Inn in Warren, Ohio.


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Shown, left to right, at their recent holiday celebration are 2012 officers of the Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild: Diane Wittik, Jennie Roberts, Marion Gibson, Barbara Tryon and Lynn Price.

Shown, left to right, at their recent holiday celebration are ...

Shown, left to right, at their recent holiday celebration are 2012 officers of the Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild: Diane Wittik, Jennie Roberts, Marion Gibson, Barbara Tryon and Lynn Price.


The Youngstown area chapter of Project Linus has received a $1,000 grant from The Hope Foundation of Mahoning Valley, whose mission is the furtherance of charitable support and volunteer services for chronically and terminally ill children. Project Linus volunteers throughout the U.S. make new blankets for seriously ill and traumatized children. The local group meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tod Avenue Methodist Church in Warren. For more information on Project Linus call Pat DeAscentis at 330-758-7888. Shown taking advantage of Black Friday sales at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Niles are, from left to right, Shirley Giesy, Pat DeAscentis and Phyllis Abruzzi of Project Linus and Anthony Spano of The Hope Foundation.

The Youngstown area chapter of Project Linus has received a ...

The Youngstown area chapter of Project Linus has received a $1,000 grant from The Hope Foundation of Mahoning Valley, whose mission is the furtherance of charitable support and volunteer services for chronically and terminally ill ...


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Hillshire Farm Lite Lit’l Smokies are ready in less then 60 seconds and can be accompanied by easy-to-make dipping sauces.

Hillshire Farm Lite Lit’l Smokies are ready in less then ...

Hillshire Farm Lite Lit’l Smokies are ready in less then 60 seconds and can be accompanied by easy-to-make dipping sauces.


Polish sekacz is a sponge cake baked above a flame on a rotary spit. As a result of pouring layers of a dough on the spit, thick layers of a bright cake divided with some dark and thin layers of scorched cake are visible, resembling growth rings in a trunk of a tree.

Polish sekacz is a sponge cake baked above a flame ...

Polish sekacz is a sponge cake baked above a flame on a rotary spit. As a result of pouring layers of a dough on the spit, thick layers of a bright cake divided with some ...


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the fourth quarter of a game in San Francisco on Monday.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by San ...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the fourth quarter of a game in San Francisco on Monday.


Poland’s John Bannon (32) shoots over Struthers’ Austin Grewe during Tuesday’s game in Poland.

Poland’s John Bannon (32) shoots over Struthers’ Austin Grewe during ...

Poland’s John Bannon (32) shoots over Struthers’ Austin Grewe during Tuesday’s game in Poland.


Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.

Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play ...

Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.


AT&T spokesman Steve Kristan talks about a $20,000 grant for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Outreach Initiative from the AT&T Foundation. The initiative is a partnership among Youngstown State University’s STEM College, Youngstown City Schools’ Chaney STEM High School, AT&T and area employers
aimed at encouraging Youngstown high school students to pursue college degrees and careers in STEM.

AT&T spokesman Steve Kristan talks about a $20,000 grant for ...

AT&T spokesman Steve Kristan talks about a $20,000 grant for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Outreach Initiative from the AT&T Foundation. The initiative is a partnership among Youngstown State University’s STEM College, Youngstown City ...


Michelle Au and Ed Schaefer Sr. are optimistic that more businesses will move into The North Lima Business Complex. Au is building manager and runs the daily operations at A Crafting Affaire. Schaefer co-owns all three of the former South Range school buildings with John Munroe.

Michelle Au and Ed Schaefer Sr. are optimistic that more ...

Michelle Au and Ed Schaefer Sr. are optimistic that more businesses will move into The North Lima Business Complex. Au is building manager and runs the daily operations at A Crafting Affaire. Schaefer co-owns all ...