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DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR 

Jessie Driver (25) of Fitch pulls down a rebound between Eddie Moore (25,Left) and Quincy Higgins (22) of Poland during second period action on Friday night in Poland.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Jessie Driver (25) of Fitch ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Jessie Driver (25) of Fitch pulls down a rebound between Eddie Moore (25,Left) and Quincy Higgins (22) of Poland during second period action on Friday night in Poland.


DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR

Eddie Moore (25) of Fitch shoots a shot in the paint and gets guarded by Dan Chepke (11) and Will Mahone (5) of Fitch in the second period of Friday nights match up in Poland.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Eddie Moore (25) of Fitch ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Eddie Moore (25) of Fitch shoots a shot in the paint and gets guarded by Dan Chepke (11) and Will Mahone (5) of Fitch in the second period of Friday ...


DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR

Will Mahone (5) of Fitch jumps for a lay up while being guarded by Colin Reardon (10) of Poland in the first period of Friday nights match up in Poland.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Will Mahone (5) of Fitch ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Will Mahone (5) of Fitch jumps for a lay up while being guarded by Colin Reardon (10) of Poland in the first period of Friday nights match up in Poland.


DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR

Students of Poland Seminary High School get ready to bring in the new year during a varsity basketball game between Poland and Fitch at Poland High School on Friday night.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Students of Poland Seminary High ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Students of Poland Seminary High School get ready to bring in the new year during a varsity basketball game between Poland and Fitch at Poland High School on Friday night.


DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR 

Jacob Wolfe (5) of Poland drives the ball around Jessie Driver (25) of Fitch in the second period of Friday nights match up in Poland.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Jacob Wolfe (5) of Poland ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Jacob Wolfe (5) of Poland drives the ball around Jessie Driver (25) of Fitch in the second period of Friday nights match up in Poland.


DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR 

Nate Blair (24) of Fitch pulls up for a two point jump shot while being guarded by Eddie Moore (25) of Poland in the first period of Friday nights match up in Poland.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Nate Blair (24) of Fitch ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Nate Blair (24) of Fitch pulls up for a two point jump shot while being guarded by Eddie Moore (25) of Poland in the first period of Friday nights match ...


DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR 

Riley Jones of Poland's varsity cheerleading squad goes through a pre game routine before friday nights game against Fitch in Poland.

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Riley Jones of Poland's varsity ...

DUSTIN LIVESAY | THE VINDICATOR Riley Jones of Poland's varsity cheerleading squad goes through a pre game routine before friday nights game against Fitch in Poland.


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Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard continued a tradition with a weekly Advent service to get ready for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Each week a different class read short prayers, and songs were performed by all of the students to close the service. Above, fourth-grade teacher Joann Matune lights the Advent wreath.

Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard continued a tradition ...

Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard continued a tradition with a weekly Advent service to get ready for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Each week a different class read short prayers, and ...


Salem Mayor Jerry Wolford, left, installs Salem Historical Society officers for 2012: 1st row, left to right, April Trenkelbach, Judi Allio, Dixie Gordon and B.J. Abrams; 2nd row, Judy White, Alice Deatherage, Janice Lesher and David Stratton. Absent from the picture are David Shivers and Carolyn Alesi.

Salem Mayor Jerry Wolford, left, installs Salem Historical Society officers ...

Salem Mayor Jerry Wolford, left, installs Salem Historical Society officers for 2012: 1st row, left to right, April Trenkelbach, Judi Allio, Dixie Gordon and B.J. Abrams; 2nd row, Judy White, Alice Deatherage, Janice Lesher and ...


Martin J. Durkin and Christina Diorio

Martin J. Durkin and Christina Diorio

Martin J. Durkin and Christina Diorio


Mr and Mrs. Peter Gabriel

Mr and Mrs. Peter Gabriel

Mr and Mrs. Peter Gabriel


Operation “Santa Paws” is an annual Christmas drive spearheaded by Shepherd of the Valley-Poland that provides donations to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, Animal Charity in Youngstown and Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary in Salem. Now in its fourth year, the donations, collected at various locations, far exceeded those of past years. Drop-off points included Southern Park Mall, Copper Zone Tanning and Pet Lodge in Boardman, and Roth Bros. selected the drive as its charity of choice this year. In addition to pet food and supplies, $240 was donated, which was divided among the three agencies. Shown, left to right, are Ken Herlinger of AWL; Donnie Fatou, Shepherd of the Valley materials management clerk; and Andrew Austin, AWL.

Operation “Santa Paws” is an annual Christmas drive spearheaded by ...

Operation “Santa Paws” is an annual Christmas drive spearheaded by Shepherd of the Valley-Poland that provides donations to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, Animal Charity in Youngstown and Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary in Salem. ...


For the third year in a row, girls from Holy Family School’s Acts of Random Kindness Club (ARK) sang at the annual holiday meal served at the Immaculate Conception-Sacred Heart of Jesus soup kitchen on Youngstown’s East Side. Alena Argiro, grade 7, is dressed as the joyous Christmas tree. As the club performed, visitors were served a meal, various desserts and a beverage.

For the third year in a row, girls from Holy ...

For the third year in a row, girls from Holy Family School’s Acts of Random Kindness Club (ARK) sang at the annual holiday meal served at the Immaculate Conception-Sacred Heart of Jesus soup kitchen on ...


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Ryan Evans and Jami White

Ryan Evans and Jami White

Ryan Evans and Jami White


The Trumbull County Republican Party gave out awards Dec. 10 at their annual Christmas party, which took place at the Buckeye Club in Warren. Chairman Kathi Creed, second from right, presented the awards to Barbara Rosier-Tryon, left, Republican Woman of the Year; and Tom O’Neill, second from left, and Nick Santucci, right, who received Young Republican of the Year awards. Missing from the photo is Al Haberstroh, Republican Man of the Year. All recipients received letters of congratulations from Sen. Rob Portman, Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

The Trumbull County Republican Party gave out awards Dec. 10 ...

The Trumbull County Republican Party gave out awards Dec. 10 at their annual Christmas party, which took place at the Buckeye Club in Warren. Chairman Kathi Creed, second from right, presented the awards to Barbara ...


Appreciation award presented at dinner: Tom Koch, left, received the 2011 Appreciation Award from the Springfield Township Historical  Society at their Christmas dinner Dec. 11. President Zonda Haase, right, presented 
the plaque, citing the service Koch has given in maintaining the 
meeting house and working with his father, Raymond Koch, who is 
a trustee. The event was hosted by Don and Kari Snyder at their home.

Appreciation award presented at dinner: Tom Koch, left, received the ...

Appreciation award presented at dinner: Tom Koch, left, received the 2011 Appreciation Award from the Springfield Township Historical Society at their Christmas dinner Dec. 11. President Zonda Haase, right, presented the plaque, citing the service ...


Dr. Sarah Park and Dr. Michael Tran

Dr. Sarah Park and Dr. Michael Tran

Dr. Sarah Park and Dr. Michael Tran


Jason Kokrak at the Albertsons Boise Open, presented by Kraft, ending September 18, 2011.

Jason Kokrak at the Albertsons Boise Open, presented by Kraft, ...

Jason Kokrak at the Albertsons Boise Open, presented by Kraft, ending September 18, 2011.


Jason Kokrak after his first hole-in-one.

Jason Kokrak after his first hole-in-one.

Jason Kokrak after his first hole-in-one.


Jason Kokrak with his trophy after winning the Albertsons Boise Open, presented by Kraft, ending September 18, 2011.

Jason Kokrak with his trophy after winning the Albertsons Boise ...

Jason Kokrak with his trophy after winning the Albertsons Boise Open, presented by Kraft, ending September 18, 2011.


The Philadelphia Flyers’ Jaromir Jagr (68) collides with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Craig Adams (27) in the first period of an NHL game Thursday in Pittsburgh. Jagr and Max Talbot, both former Penguins, each scored a goal to help lift the Flyers over Pittsburgh, 4-2.

The Philadelphia Flyers’ Jaromir Jagr (68) collides with the Pittsburgh ...

The Philadelphia Flyers’ Jaromir Jagr (68) collides with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Craig Adams (27) in the first period of an NHL game Thursday in Pittsburgh. Jagr and Max Talbot, both former Penguins, each scored a ...


Brookfield’s Amy Rasoul (23) dips under the outstretched arm of Sharon’s Marketta Jackson (50) on her way to the basket during the championship round of the 18th annual Lady Warrior Holiday Tournament on Thursday at Brookfield High School. The Tigers defeated the Lady Warriors, 57-45.

Brookfield’s Amy Rasoul (23) dips under the outstretched arm of ...

Brookfield’s Amy Rasoul (23) dips under the outstretched arm of Sharon’s Marketta Jackson (50) on her way to the basket during the championship round of the 18th annual Lady Warrior Holiday Tournament on Thursday at ...


Abby Frank (34) of Poland drives the ball through Fitch defenders Aniss Hill (22) and Sarah Melfe (5) during
the second period of their All-American Conference basketball game Thursday at Austintown Fitch High
School. The Bulldogs downed the Falcons, 40-34.

Abby Frank (34) of Poland drives the ball through Fitch ...

Abby Frank (34) of Poland drives the ball through Fitch defenders Aniss Hill (22) and Sarah Melfe (5) during the second period of their All-American Conference basketball game Thursday at Austintown Fitch High School. The ...


Tribute act Bruce in the USA includes frontman Matt Ryan.

Tribute act Bruce in the USA includes frontman Matt Ryan.

Tribute act Bruce in the USA includes frontman Matt Ryan.


Chris Lilley stars in HBO’s “Angry Boys.”

Chris Lilley stars in HBO’s “Angry Boys.”

Chris Lilley stars in HBO’s “Angry Boys.”


From left, Elijah Stambaugh, founder of The Learning Egg LLC; Bob Adduci, COO; and Ken Corbett, lead software engineer, are preparing for the launch of their product, Lightning Grader.

From left, Elijah Stambaugh, founder of The Learning Egg LLC; ...

From left, Elijah Stambaugh, founder of The Learning Egg LLC; Bob Adduci, COO; and Ken Corbett, lead software engineer, are preparing for the launch of their product, Lightning Grader.


Lauren Ross, 5, of Canfield, at top, and Olivia Truby, 2, of Texas, play on a slide that is part of an obstacle course at Austintown Bounce on Kirk Road. Many children are taking advantage of the holiday school break to play this week at the indoor facility and other kid-friendly businesses in the Mahoning Valley.

Lauren Ross, 5, of Canfield, at top, and Olivia Truby, ...

Lauren Ross, 5, of Canfield, at top, and Olivia Truby, 2, of Texas, play on a slide that is part of an obstacle course at Austintown Bounce on Kirk Road. Many children are taking advantage ...


Ben Stoyak holds a replica of a spinning wheel he brought back from a recent trip to India. Stoyak’s trip was part of an honors course at the University of Cincinnati in which he traveled for two weeks to villages on the west side of the country and studied the impact of their access to clean water.

Ben Stoyak holds a replica of a spinning wheel he ...

Ben Stoyak holds a replica of a spinning wheel he brought back from a recent trip to India. Stoyak’s trip was part of an honors course at the University of Cincinnati in which he traveled ...