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Roberta Lawrentz, center, of Girard Junior Womens League, presents donations to Sister Midge, left, and Sister Marjorie of Emmanuel Care Center. The center is dedicated to providing for needy families in Girard. Four-hundred bags of food and IGA gift certificates were donated at Thanksgiving, and the center plans to give 600 gifts at Christmas to qualifying families. Girard Junior Women is a nonprofit group; new members are welcome.

Roberta Lawrentz, center, of Girard Junior Womens League, presents donations ...

Roberta Lawrentz, center, of Girard Junior Womens League, presents donations to Sister Midge, left, and Sister Marjorie of Emmanuel Care Center. The center is dedicated to providing for needy families in Girard. Four-hundred bags of ...


Walter and Rhea Terlecky, second and third from left, were honored Dec. 15 at the Austintown Senior Center Christmas party. The couple donated the Westchester Building, where the Austintown Senior Center is currently housed, to Austintown Township in 1996. Their wishes were that the net proceeds from the lease of the building be used for parks and recreation in the township. Rick Stauffer, chairman of the Austintown Generational Enrichment Board, is shown at far left; Lisa Oles and Jim Davis, Austintown trustees, are at right.

Walter and Rhea Terlecky, second and third from left, were ...

Walter and Rhea Terlecky, second and third from left, were honored Dec. 15 at the Austintown Senior Center Christmas party. The couple donated the Westchester Building, where the Austintown Senior Center is currently housed, to ...


Staff members of Trumbull County Probate Court received a heartfelt “thank you” from Trumbull County Children Services for providing gifts to children under their care this holiday season.

Staff members of Trumbull County Probate Court received a heartfelt ...

Staff members of Trumbull County Probate Court received a heartfelt “thank you” from Trumbull County Children Services for providing gifts to children under their care this holiday season.


Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his training to manipulate the photos into funny poses. He says this one is of stunt divers Joe and June Davies.

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while ...

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his ...


Jean McFarland of Salem says Boots yawned just as she snapped this picture. Boots is 6 years old and came from the humane society.

Jean McFarland of Salem says Boots yawned just as she ...

Jean McFarland of Salem says Boots yawned just as she snapped this picture. Boots is 6 years old and came from the humane society.


This picture of Mikey Guerrero was taken Aug. 30, 2011, as he is coming up Bill Goat Hill in McDonald.

This picture of Mikey Guerrero was taken Aug. 30, 2011, ...

This picture of Mikey Guerrero was taken Aug. 30, 2011, as he is coming up Bill Goat Hill in McDonald.


Sammy Jackson was 7 months old when he visited the Butterfly Garden at the Botanical Gardens in Alliance this past summer. He is the son of Sam and Lisa Jackson of Boardman.

Sammy Jackson was 7 months old when he visited the ...

Sammy Jackson was 7 months old when he visited the Butterfly Garden at the Botanical Gardens in Alliance this past summer. He is the son of Sam and Lisa Jackson of Boardman.


Mary Sigel of Youngstown took this picture from the car window in Mill Creek Park because the squirrel looks like it is praying.

Mary Sigel of Youngstown took this picture from the car ...

Mary Sigel of Youngstown took this picture from the car window in Mill Creek Park because the squirrel looks like it is praying.


Riley Ann James is the daughter of Ashley and Ryan James of Canfield, granddaughter of Randy Horvath and Joann James of North Jackson, and great-granddaughter of Bob and Evelyn Horvath of Austintown and Tom and Marge Rochford of North Lima. Photo was taken by Great-Aunt Shelly Toth.

Riley Ann James is the daughter of Ashley and Ryan ...

Riley Ann James is the daughter of Ashley and Ryan James of Canfield, granddaughter of Randy Horvath and Joann James of North Jackson, and great-granddaughter of Bob and Evelyn Horvath of Austintown and Tom and ...


Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his training to manipulate the photos into funny poses. This photo shows a group of swimmers with arthritis who go to the pool five days a week year-round to exercise. The woman in the star at the top of the tree is their instructor, Elizabeth Prelac.

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while ...

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his ...


Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his training to manipulate the photos into funny poses. He says Chief of Police Elizabeth Curtain, left, and Officer Liz Prelac, right, serve with the Water Police.

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while ...

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his ...


Mary Sigel of Youngstown says she has adopted Sammy as her pet squirrel for the last four years. He sits right up on the corncob stand and looks right at her.

Mary Sigel of Youngstown says she has adopted Sammy as ...

Mary Sigel of Youngstown says she has adopted Sammy as her pet squirrel for the last four years. He sits right up on the corncob stand and looks right at her.


Sarah Katharine Goldner sings a lullaby to her new baby sister, Grace Eleanor. They are the daughters of Bill and Christina Goldner of Westerville and granddaughters of Margie Goldner of Columbiana.

Sarah Katharine Goldner sings a lullaby to her new baby ...

Sarah Katharine Goldner sings a lullaby to her new baby sister, Grace Eleanor. They are the daughters of Bill and Christina Goldner of Westerville and granddaughters of Margie Goldner of Columbiana.


Roosevelt Elementary School in Hubbard. Taken by Sara Root.

Roosevelt Elementary School in Hubbard. Taken by Sara Root.

Roosevelt Elementary School in Hubbard. Taken by Sara Root.


Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his training to manipulate the photos into funny poses. He says this one is of daredevil divers Elwood and Bunny.

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while ...

Eugene Magalotti of Brookfield trained as a combat photographer while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949. Now he likes to take pictures of his friends at the Hubbard Community Pool and uses his ...


Alexis Perry is pictured with her 11-month-old cousin, Holland Svirbly.

Alexis Perry is pictured with her 11-month-old cousin, Holland Svirbly.

Alexis Perry is pictured with her 11-month-old cousin, Holland Svirbly.


Michael J. Lacivita has titled this picture "Amish County Gentle Giants."

Michael J. Lacivita has titled this picture "Amish County Gentle ...

Michael J. Lacivita has titled this picture "Amish County Gentle Giants."


David and Judy Padula of Youngsown sent this photo, they have titled "Maybe Next Year."

David and Judy Padula of Youngsown sent this photo, they ...

David and Judy Padula of Youngsown sent this photo, they have titled "Maybe Next Year."


Lana Van Auker of Canfield grabbed a shot of these two dogs at the Canfield Dairy Queen.

Lana Van Auker of Canfield grabbed a shot of these ...

Lana Van Auker of Canfield grabbed a shot of these two dogs at the Canfield Dairy Queen.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece Paige.

Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece ...

Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece Paige.


Bob Bluedorn of Girard submitted this picture.

Bob Bluedorn of Girard submitted this picture.

Bob Bluedorn of Girard submitted this picture.


Joyce Pavlov of Lowellville took this picture of her twin grandchildren, Jenna and Johnny Spagnola, 7.

Joyce Pavlov of Lowellville took this picture of her twin ...

Joyce Pavlov of Lowellville took this picture of her twin grandchildren, Jenna and Johnny Spagnola, 7.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Ella Nagy, now 5, was 4 when her mom, Colleen Nagy, took this picture in the butterfly tent at the 2011 Canfield Fair.

Ella Nagy, now 5, was 4 when her mom, Colleen ...

Ella Nagy, now 5, was 4 when her mom, Colleen Nagy, took this picture in the butterfly tent at the 2011 Canfield Fair.


Karen Jones is caring for her three grandchildren while their mother is on deployment.

Karen Jones is caring for her three grandchildren while their ...

Karen Jones is caring for her three grandchildren while their mother is on deployment.


Colton Horvath, a junior on the Jackson Milton High School soccer team, is hitting the head shot toward the goal. He is the son of Randy Horvath and the late Mary Ann Rochford Horvath. The photo was taken by his aunt, Shelly Toth of Austintown.

Colton Horvath, a junior on the Jackson Milton High School ...

Colton Horvath, a junior on the Jackson Milton High School soccer team, is hitting the head shot toward the goal. He is the son of Randy Horvath and the late Mary Ann Rochford Horvath. The ...


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Full moon in New Wilmington Amish country. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Full moon in New Wilmington Amish country. Taken by Lana ...

Full moon in New Wilmington Amish country. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Ray Kashmiry of Boardman sent this picture of grandbaby Kylee Kashmiry, 2 1/2, who was modeling one of her Christmas outfits.

Ray Kashmiry of Boardman sent this picture of grandbaby Kylee ...

Ray Kashmiry of Boardman sent this picture of grandbaby Kylee Kashmiry, 2 1/2, who was modeling one of her Christmas outfits.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Travis Buck of the Cleveland Indians is avoiding the tag in a rundown against the Cincinnati Reds on May 22, 2011, in this photo taken by Shelly Toth of Austintown.

Travis Buck of the Cleveland Indians is avoiding the tag ...

Travis Buck of the Cleveland Indians is avoiding the tag in a rundown against the Cincinnati Reds on May 22, 2011, in this photo taken by Shelly Toth of Austintown.


Mary Ann Sweder of Struthers sent this picture of her grandsons, Jason, Ryan and Evan Sweder of Poland.

Mary Ann Sweder of Struthers sent this picture of her ...

Mary Ann Sweder of Struthers sent this picture of her grandsons, Jason, Ryan and Evan Sweder of Poland.


Speece Farm in September 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Speece Farm in September 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker ...

Speece Farm in September 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Fallon Buzz James is enjoying his ice cream. He is the son of Ashley and Ryan James of Canfield, and grandson of Randy Horvath and Joann James of North Jackson, and great-grandson of Bob and Evelyn Horvath of Austintown and Tom and Marge Rochford of North Lima. Photo was taken by Great-Aunt Shelly Toth of Austintown.

Fallon Buzz James is enjoying his ice cream. He is ...

Fallon Buzz James is enjoying his ice cream. He is the son of Ashley and Ryan James of Canfield, and grandson of Randy Horvath and Joann James of North Jackson, and great-grandson of Bob and ...


Shelly Toth of Austintown grabbed this shot during a electrical storm on June 21, 2011, while traveling on Route 480 in Cleveland.

Shelly Toth of Austintown grabbed this shot during a electrical ...

Shelly Toth of Austintown grabbed this shot during a electrical storm on June 21, 2011, while traveling on Route 480 in Cleveland.


Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece Paige.

Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece ...

Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece Paige.


Owen Moser of Salem. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Owen Moser of Salem. Taken by Lana Van Auker of ...

Owen Moser of Salem. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Gabrielle Rader, daughter of Randy and Colleen Rader of Austintown happened to see a camera pointed at her.

Gabrielle Rader, daughter of Randy and Colleen Rader of Austintown ...

Gabrielle Rader, daughter of Randy and Colleen Rader of Austintown happened to see a camera pointed at her.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


Mastropietro Winery in Ellsworth. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Mastropietro Winery in Ellsworth. Taken by Lana Van Auker of ...

Mastropietro Winery in Ellsworth. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Lisa Cardona sent this picture of Alice (left) and K.C. (right) enjoying the sunshine. She says they are best friends!

Lisa Cardona sent this picture of Alice (left) and K.C. ...

Lisa Cardona sent this picture of Alice (left) and K.C. (right) enjoying the sunshine. She says they are best friends!


Michael Vugrincic of Warren captured Oliver celebrating Christmas.

Michael Vugrincic of Warren captured Oliver celebrating Christmas.

Michael Vugrincic of Warren captured Oliver celebrating Christmas.


Mill Creek MetroParks bike trail. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Mill Creek MetroParks bike trail. Taken by Lana Van Auker ...

Mill Creek MetroParks bike trail. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Haleigh Guerrero gets advice from Coach Hutchison at Avalon South Golf Course.

Haleigh Guerrero gets advice from Coach Hutchison at Avalon South ...

Haleigh Guerrero gets advice from Coach Hutchison at Avalon South Golf Course.


Ella Nagy, now 5, was 4 when her mom, Colleen Nagy, took this picture in the butterfly tent at the 2011 Canfield Fair.

Ella Nagy, now 5, was 4 when her mom, Colleen ...

Ella Nagy, now 5, was 4 when her mom, Colleen Nagy, took this picture in the butterfly tent at the 2011 Canfield Fair.


Carolyn Moser of Salem. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Carolyn Moser of Salem. Taken by Lana Van Auker of ...

Carolyn Moser of Salem. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Sunset at the 2011 Canfield Fair. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Sunset at the 2011 Canfield Fair. Taken by Lana Van ...

Sunset at the 2011 Canfield Fair. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.

Taken by Brittany M. Stipanovich.


This is Olivia Bugzavich's first visit with Santa.

This is Olivia Bugzavich's first visit with Santa.

This is Olivia Bugzavich's first visit with Santa.


Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians is sliding safely into second base before the fielder for the Cincinnati Reds drops the ball on May 22, 2011, in this photo taken by Shelly Toth of Austintown.

Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians is sliding safely into ...

Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians is sliding safely into second base before the fielder for the Cincinnati Reds drops the ball on May 22, 2011, in this photo taken by Shelly Toth of Austintown.


Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece Tori's shoes after a run.

Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece ...

Sheryl Bueno of McDonald took this picture of her niece Tori's shoes after a run.


Mill Creek Park in the fall of 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Mill Creek Park in the fall of 2011. Taken by ...

Mill Creek Park in the fall of 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Karen Kolenich of Youngstown submitted this picture of her family's trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in September. It was the first trip to the theme park for her mother, 92-year-old Ann Cirelli (front row). With her were her great-grandchildren, left to right, Brooklyn Ciminero, Aidan Kolenich and Alexis Kolenich; Lori Ciminero, her granddaughter; Richard Kolenich, her son-in-law; and daughter Karen. In back is grandson Jason Kolenich.

Karen Kolenich of Youngstown submitted this picture of her family's ...

Karen Kolenich of Youngstown submitted this picture of her family's trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in September. It was the first trip to the theme park for her mother, 92-year-old Ann Cirelli (front ...


The reflection of The Colosseum can be seen in the sunglasses of Leanna Hartsough, a freshmen of YSU. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield during a trip to Italy in June 2011.

The reflection of The Colosseum can be seen in the ...

The reflection of The Colosseum can be seen in the sunglasses of Leanna Hartsough, a freshmen of YSU. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield during a trip to Italy in June 2011.


Lucy Raymond's (of Salem) first birthday in December 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Lucy Raymond's (of Salem) first birthday in December 2011. Taken ...

Lucy Raymond's (of Salem) first birthday in December 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Veice, Italy, in 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

Veice, Italy, in 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of ...

Veice, Italy, in 2011. Taken by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.


Lowellville’s Drew McLaughlin, front, fights for a loose ball with Springfield’s Eoghan Bees during the first quarter Wednesday in New Middletown. The Tigers won, 67-36.

Lowellville’s Drew McLaughlin, front, fights for a loose ball with ...

Lowellville’s Drew McLaughlin, front, fights for a loose ball with Springfield’s Eoghan Bees during the first quarter Wednesday in New Middletown. The Tigers won, 67-36.


Youngstown East’s Hydaisha Duval grabs a rebound over Sharon’s Janayia Chester. The Tigers defeated the Panthers 63-47 in the Brookfield Holiday Tournament on Wednesday and will face the hosts at 7:30 today.

Youngstown East’s Hydaisha Duval grabs a rebound over Sharon’s Janayia ...

Youngstown East’s Hydaisha Duval grabs a rebound over Sharon’s Janayia Chester. The Tigers defeated the Panthers 63-47 in the Brookfield Holiday Tournament on Wednesday and will face the hosts at 7:30 today.


Attorneys Sarah Baker, left, and Tim Pettorini stand with Arthur Cook while answering questions Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. A judge there granted a temporary restraining order allowing Cook to play sports until at least Jan. 13, when a hearing for a preliminary injunction will take place. At rear is Cook’s father, Gene Cook Jr.

Attorneys Sarah Baker, left, and Tim Pettorini stand with Arthur ...

Attorneys Sarah Baker, left, and Tim Pettorini stand with Arthur Cook while answering questions Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. A judge there granted a temporary restraining order allowing Cook to play sports until ...


Local UAW leader Jim Graham and Gov. John Kasich tour the General Motors Lordstown plant in January.

Local UAW leader Jim Graham and Gov. John Kasich tour ...

Local UAW leader Jim Graham and Gov. John Kasich tour the General Motors Lordstown plant in January.


YSU President Cynthia Anderson faced many challenges in 2011.

YSU President Cynthia Anderson faced many challenges in 2011.

YSU President Cynthia Anderson faced many challenges in 2011.


Benefactors Roger and Gloria Jones attend the opening of the children’s science center named in their honor.

Benefactors Roger and Gloria Jones attend the opening of the ...

Benefactors Roger and Gloria Jones attend the opening of the children’s science center named in their honor.


Ed Port of Austintown in his apartment after having surgery to correct his condition. He is shown with a photo of himself taken before his surgery.

Ed Port of Austintown in his apartment after having surgery ...

Ed Port of Austintown in his apartment after having surgery to correct his condition. He is shown with a photo of himself taken before his surgery.


Warren Mayor-elect Doug Franklin and his mother, Lena Franklin, celebrate his election victory.

Warren Mayor-elect Doug Franklin and his mother, Lena Franklin, celebrate ...

Warren Mayor-elect Doug Franklin and his mother, Lena Franklin, celebrate his election victory.


Chief Executive Dog Warden Gwen Logan stands in front of new shelves installed for organizational purposes at the Trumbull County Dog Kennel. Thirteen months ago, commissioners hired Logan to be chief executive dog warden, a part-time position.

Chief Executive Dog Warden Gwen Logan stands in front of ...

Chief Executive Dog Warden Gwen Logan stands in front of new shelves installed for organizational purposes at the Trumbull County Dog Kennel. Thirteen months ago, commissioners hired Logan to be chief executive dog warden, a ...


Trumbull County Dog Warden Tony Frandanisa shows affection to a blind dog in one of the new outside cages at the Trumbull County Dog Kennel. The facility has improved its outdoor cages over the past year, and now it hopes to provide a fenced outdoor area where dogs can run and exercise.

Trumbull County Dog Warden Tony Frandanisa shows affection to a ...

Trumbull County Dog Warden Tony Frandanisa shows affection to a blind dog in one of the new outside cages at the Trumbull County Dog Kennel. The facility has improved its outdoor cages over the past ...


Bob Rea, a Columbiana farmer, is president of Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley.

Bob Rea, a Columbiana farmer, is president of Associated Landowners ...

Bob Rea, a Columbiana farmer, is president of Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley.


Kelly Pavlik practices for a May bout with his former trainer Jack Loew. Late in 2011, Loew and Pavlik parted ways. Pavlik ended the year facing three charges, including operating a vehicle impaired.

Kelly Pavlik practices for a May bout with his former ...

Kelly Pavlik practices for a May bout with his former trainer Jack Loew. Late in 2011, Loew and Pavlik parted ways. Pavlik ended the year facing three charges, including operating a vehicle impaired.


Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Wiliams and current Mayor Chuck Sammarone discuss issues.

Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Wiliams and current Mayor Chuck Sammarone ...

Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Wiliams and current Mayor Chuck Sammarone discuss issues.


Karen Stangl checks for the presence of E. coli and coliform bacteria in water at the Mahoning County Health Department. The department can test water for contamination related to oil- and natural-gas drilling.

Karen Stangl checks for the presence of E. coli and ...

Karen Stangl checks for the presence of E. coli and coliform bacteria in water at the Mahoning County Health Department. The department can test water for contamination related to oil- and natural-gas drilling.