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A holiday party for the Junior Group of Goodwill Industries took place Dec. 5 at Selah’s Restaurant in downtown Struthers. Committee members were (from left to right) Barbara D’Sidocky, Denise Yoho, Michele Higgins and Derrie Wilkes. The group consists of volunteers who support the mission of Goodwill.

A holiday party for the Junior Group of Goodwill Industries ...

A holiday party for the Junior Group of Goodwill Industries took place Dec. 5 at Selah’s Restaurant in downtown Struthers. Committee members were (from left to right) Barbara D’Sidocky, Denise Yoho, Michele Higgins and Derrie ...


Members of the Austintown Senior Center, shown above, recently sent care packages to three Mahoning County soldiers. Items included games, cards, snacks and personal hygiene items.

Members of the Austintown Senior Center, shown above, recently sent ...

Members of the Austintown Senior Center, shown above, recently sent care packages to three Mahoning County soldiers. Items included games, cards, snacks and personal hygiene items.


Argus Lodge 545 F&AM in Canfield installed officers for the 2012 term Dec. 9. Thomas J. Hallden of Boardman was installed as worshipful master. Hallden has been a member of Argus Lodge since 1976 and was master in 2001. He is retired from the trucking industry. Other officers installed were (left to right): Row 1: Charles Prachick, senior steward, and Raymond Gonzalez, junior steward. Row 2: Dale Hawkins, senior deacon, and Ryan Hamilton, junior deacon. Row 3: Denny Furman, LEO; Russell Gillam Jr., senior warden; Hallden; and Marc Roca, junior warden. Row 4: Patrick Anderson, chaplain; Rich Percic, trustee; Russell Gillam III, treasurer; Donald Huntley, secretary; and Thomas Eaton, Tyler. Argus Lodge meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Argus Lodge 545 F&AM in Canfield installed officers for the ...

Argus Lodge 545 F&AM in Canfield installed officers for the 2012 term Dec. 9. Thomas J. Hallden of Boardman was installed as worshipful master. Hallden has been a member of Argus Lodge since 1976 and ...


R.W. Sidley Co. owner Rob Sidley stands in front of a pile of crushed, rare conglomerate silica sand that can be processed into a wide variety of products including silica sand used to frack wells.

R.W. Sidley Co. owner Rob Sidley stands in front of ...

R.W. Sidley Co. owner Rob Sidley stands in front of a pile of crushed, rare conglomerate silica sand that can be processed into a wide variety of products including silica sand used to frack wells.


Robert G. Jackson, jury commissioner of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, holds attendance cards for current jurors. Next to him is the spinning drum used to select jurors for trial panels before the process was computerized about 10 years ago.

Robert G. Jackson, jury commissioner of Mahoning County Common Pleas ...

Robert G. Jackson, jury commissioner of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, holds attendance cards for current jurors. Next to him is the spinning drum used to select jurors for trial panels before the process was ...


Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Jerome Simpson (89) and Cedric Benson celebrate after Simpson somersaulted over Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington for a fi rst-half touchdown in Saturday’s game in Cincinnati. The aerial feat surprised teammates, fans and Simpson.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Jerome Simpson (89) and Cedric Benson ...

Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Jerome Simpson (89) and Cedric Benson celebrate after Simpson somersaulted over Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington for a fi rst-half touchdown in Saturday’s game in Cincinnati. The aerial feat surprised teammates, ...


Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving tries to get past Toronto Raptors’ Jose Calderon, back, and Amir Johnson (15) during the first quarter of their NBA game Monday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Irving, the No. 1 overall draft pick out of Duke, scored only six points in his NBA debut as the Cavaliers fell 104-96.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving tries to get past Toronto Raptors’ ...

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving tries to get past Toronto Raptors’ Jose Calderon, back, and Amir Johnson (15) during the first quarter of their NBA game Monday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Irving, the No. ...


Champion’s Mackenzie Kiser (51) tries to drive around Warren JFK’s Megan Lieber (23) in the third period of their basketball game Monday in Champion. Kiser put up 16 points and was the game’s leading rebounder, but the
Flashes came up short against the Eagles, losing 50-46.

Champion’s Mackenzie Kiser (51) tries to drive around Warren JFK’s ...

Champion’s Mackenzie Kiser (51) tries to drive around Warren JFK’s Megan Lieber (23) in the third period of their basketball game Monday in Champion. Kiser put up 16 points and was the game’s leading rebounder, ...


Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that this team must play smarter. The Browns have allowed several games slip away because of their own mistakes, including their 20-14 loss to Baltimore on Christmas Eve.

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that this ...

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that this team must play smarter. The Browns have allowed several games slip away because of their own mistakes, including their 20-14 loss to Baltimore on Christmas ...


Jenna Jacobs, 15, of Poland shows her quarter horse Fine Details. Jenna is competing this week in one of the biggest quarter-horse shows in the United States. She ranks fourth in the American Quarter Horse Association’s Youth World Show. The breed’s name came from its ability to outdistance other breeds of horses in races of a quarter mile or less.

Jenna Jacobs, 15, of Poland shows her quarter horse Fine ...

Jenna Jacobs, 15, of Poland shows her quarter horse Fine Details. Jenna is competing this week in one of the biggest quarter-horse shows in the United States. She ranks fourth in the American Quarter Horse ...


Katie Toepfer, 6, of Howland, tries to place a plastic ball on a stream of water at OH WOW! She was one of more than 150 visitors to the children’s science center and Youngstown Business Incubator during the first Y-Town Tech Tour on Monday.

Katie Toepfer, 6, of Howland, tries to place a plastic ...

Katie Toepfer, 6, of Howland, tries to place a plastic ball on a stream of water at OH WOW! She was one of more than 150 visitors to the children’s science center and Youngstown Business ...


Tayyib Gill, 5, of Columbus, checks out an exhibit at OH WOW!, 11 W. Federal St., which opened in downtown Youngstown in May and showcases many science and technology features. He took part in the tour. Offi cials expect it to become an annual event.

Tayyib Gill, 5, of Columbus, checks out an exhibit at ...

Tayyib Gill, 5, of Columbus, checks out an exhibit at OH WOW!, 11 W. Federal St., which opened in downtown Youngstown in May and showcases many science and technology features. He took part in the ...


Mary Gomez, 10, of Canfi eld, left, and her cousin, Heidi Bartels, 4, of Salem, experience hurricane-force winds in a wind tunnel at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology on West Federal Street downtown. The center, along with the Youngstown Business Incubator, hosted an inaugural Y-Town Tech Tour on Monday.

Mary Gomez, 10, of Canfi eld, left, and her cousin, ...

Mary Gomez, 10, of Canfi eld, left, and her cousin, Heidi Bartels, 4, of Salem, experience hurricane-force winds in a wind tunnel at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and ...