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YSU's Damian Eargle passes around Green Bay's Daniel Turner during first half action Thursday.

YSU's Damian Eargle passes around Green Bay's Daniel Turner during ...

YSU's Damian Eargle passes around Green Bay's Daniel Turner during first half action Thursday.


A combination of melting snow and expected heavy rain almost two or more inches  had  the entire Mahoning Valley under a flood warning till about 7 p.m.

A combination of melting snow and expected heavy rain almost ...

A combination of melting snow and expected heavy rain almost two or more inches had the entire Mahoning Valley under a flood warning till about 7 p.m.


Flooding on state Route 46 and McKees Lane in Weathersfield Township in Trumbull County caused the road to be closed to traffic for several hours Monday.

Flooding on state Route 46 and McKees Lane in Weathersfield ...

Flooding on state Route 46 and McKees Lane in Weathersfield Township in Trumbull County caused the road to be closed to traffic for several hours Monday.


A vehicle had to be towed out of water that flooded West South Range Road (state Route 165) in Beaver Township on Monday.

A vehicle had to be towed out of water that ...

A vehicle had to be towed out of water that flooded West South Range Road (state Route 165) in Beaver Township on Monday.


SURFS UP and Walleye Wednesday can't be far behind as a motorist blows through the water covering the road by Drakes Landing on Western Reserve Road.

SURFS UP and Walleye Wednesday can't be far behind as ...

SURFS UP and Walleye Wednesday can't be far behind as a motorist blows through the water covering the road by Drakes Landing on Western Reserve Road.


East High School students practice dancing in preparation for Friday’s Quinceanera. In the center of the circle are juniors Miguel Cintron and Michelle Lozada.

East High School students practice dancing in preparation for Friday’s ...

East High School students practice dancing in preparation for Friday’s Quinceanera. In the center of the circle are juniors Miguel Cintron and Michelle Lozada.


East High School students cut a rug in a classroom in preparation for Friday’s Quinceanera at the school. A Quinceanera celebrates a girl’s maturity into a young lady.

East High School students cut a rug in a classroom ...

East High School students cut a rug in a classroom in preparation for Friday’s Quinceanera at the school. A Quinceanera celebrates a girl’s maturity into a young lady.


Gerald Payn looks the part of Abraham Lincoln dressed in a long black suit coat and trousers along with the trademark top hat. His wife, Marilyn, plays the part of Lincoln’s spouse, Mary Todd. Payn portrayed the 16th president for students at Girard Intermediate School Monday.

Gerald Payn looks the part of Abraham Lincoln dressed in ...

Gerald Payn looks the part of Abraham Lincoln dressed in a long black suit coat and trousers along with the trademark top hat. His wife, Marilyn, plays the part of Lincoln’s spouse, Mary Todd. Payn ...


Mooney's Danny Reese (24) tries to keep the ball from Ray Russ (4) during their game Monday night in Boardman.

Mooney's Danny Reese (24) tries to keep the ball from ...

Mooney's Danny Reese (24) tries to keep the ball from Ray Russ (4) during their game Monday night in Boardman.


SURFS UP and Walleye Wednesday can't be far behind as a motorist blows through the water covering the road by Drakes Landing on Western Reserve Road.

SURFS UP and Walleye Wednesday can't be far behind as ...

SURFS UP and Walleye Wednesday can't be far behind as a motorist blows through the water covering the road by Drakes Landing on Western Reserve Road.


Boardman Township Trustee Brad Calhoun

Boardman Township Trustee Brad Calhoun

Boardman Township Trustee Brad Calhoun


On Front Street in Girard under the viaduct, the Mahoning River creeps up to a house as it overflows its banks.

On Front Street in Girard under the viaduct, the Mahoning ...

On Front Street in Girard under the viaduct, the Mahoning River creeps up to a house as it overflows its banks.


Brad Shellito, geography professor at Youngstown State University, dons 3-D glasss while demonstrating the geography department’s new GeoWall 3D projection system inside the Phelps building on campus.

Brad Shellito, geography professor at Youngstown State University, dons 3-D ...

Brad Shellito, geography professor at Youngstown State University, dons 3-D glasss while demonstrating the geography department’s new GeoWall 3D projection system inside the Phelps building on campus.


Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Gerald Payn of Wooster, engages fifth-graders at Girard Intermediate School during a presentation Monday. Greg Bonamase, principal, said the enrichment program “is designed to bring history alive.”

Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Gerald Payn of Wooster, engages ...

Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Gerald Payn of Wooster, engages fifth-graders at Girard Intermediate School during a presentation Monday. Greg Bonamase, principal, said the enrichment program “is designed to bring history alive.”


Salem's Ryan Bush (1)  shoots past the defense of Matt Latham (44) and Luke Butcher (2) during their game Monday night in Boardman.

Salem's Ryan Bush (1) shoots past the defense of Matt ...

Salem's Ryan Bush (1) shoots past the defense of Matt Latham (44) and Luke Butcher (2) during their game Monday night in Boardman.


O'Mearo Beaver

O'Mearo Beaver

O'Mearo Beaver


East High School senior and Spanish Club President Barraya Hickson.

East High School senior and Spanish Club President Barraya Hickson.

East High School senior and Spanish Club President Barraya Hickson.


Young at heart: Residents of the Century House of Salem celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special dinner served to each resident on their own Valentine heart plate, along with a heart of chocolates. Activities for the residents’ enjoyment included Valentine games, stories and riddles. In the afternoon the residents also were treated to a hand massage for their relaxation while enjoying the warmth of the home’s Valentine tree. Participating in some of the activities were, from left, Ruby Schnurrenberger, Ann Dzik, Grace Donohue and Mary Beard.

Young at heart: Residents of the Century House of Salem ...

Young at heart: Residents of the Century House of Salem celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special dinner served to each resident on their own Valentine heart plate, along with a heart of chocolates. Activities for ...


An evening for Valentines: The annual Valentine’s Day dinner and entertainment took place at the Ursuline Center in Canfield. A capacity crowd of nearly 200 filled the center’s auditorium for dinner provided by The Broad Street Diner in Canfield, for a performance by Tom Solich on the piano and a performance of the One Voice ensemble from Ursuline High School in Youngstown.

An evening for Valentines: The annual Valentine’s Day dinner and ...

An evening for Valentines: The annual Valentine’s Day dinner and entertainment took place at the Ursuline Center in Canfield. A capacity crowd of nearly 200 filled the center’s auditorium for dinner provided by The Broad ...


An armed man stands on top of a captured tank in Zawiya, 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli, in Libya Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Hundreds of armed anti-government forces backed by military defectors in Zawiya, the city closest to the capital Tripoli, prepared Sunday to repel an expected offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi who are surrounding the city. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

An armed man stands on top of a captured tank ...

An armed man stands on top of a captured tank in Zawiya, 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli, in Libya Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Hundreds of armed anti-government forces backed by military defectors in ...


Margo Kernen, right, of Kent, protests against a bill at the Ohio Statehouse Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio, that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.

Margo Kernen, right, of Kent, protests against a bill at ...

Margo Kernen, right, of Kent, protests against a bill at the Ohio Statehouse Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio, that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.


Protestors in opposition of Senate Bill 5 gather at the Ohio Statehouse, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The bill would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.

Protestors in opposition of Senate Bill 5 gather at the ...

Protestors in opposition of Senate Bill 5 gather at the Ohio Statehouse, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The bill would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.


Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs, right, talks to a protester at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, after it was announced the demonstrators will be to stay another night at the Capitol. Opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers have been demonstrating for 13 days.

Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs, right, talks to a ...

Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs, right, talks to a protester at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, after it was announced the demonstrators will be to stay another night at ...


Jordan Peterson celebrates after it was announced protesters could spend another night at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, on the 13th day of protests over the governor's proposed budget.

Jordan Peterson celebrates after it was announced protesters could spend ...

Jordan Peterson celebrates after it was announced protesters could spend another night at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, on the 13th day of protests over the governor's proposed budget.


Lela Decembly, 26, performs an inspirational dance during a talent show held Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown.

Lela Decembly, 26, performs an inspirational dance during a talent ...

Lela Decembly, 26, performs an inspirational dance during a talent show held Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown.


The Rev. Al Sharpton 
(Brad Barket | Brad Barket/PictureGroup via AP IMAGES)

The Rev. Al Sharpton (Brad Barket | Brad Barket/PictureGroup via ...

The Rev. Al Sharpton (Brad Barket | Brad Barket/PictureGroup via AP IMAGES)


Clarence Thigpen, director of Fish Samaritan House in Youngstown, stands next to the agency's 1999 Chevrolet 3500. The truck has more than 172, 000 miles and is on its last leg.

Clarence Thigpen, director of Fish Samaritan House in Youngstown, stands ...

Clarence Thigpen, director of Fish Samaritan House in Youngstown, stands next to the agency's 1999 Chevrolet 3500. The truck has more than 172, 000 miles and is on its last leg.


The North side of YSU's Kilcawley Center facing Spring Street.

The North side of YSU's Kilcawley Center facing Spring Street.

The North side of YSU's Kilcawley Center facing Spring Street.


YSU is planning to renovate the study area on the ground floor of Kilcawley Center

YSU is planning to renovate the study area on the ...

YSU is planning to renovate the study area on the ground floor of Kilcawley Center


The Chestnut Room in YSU's Kilcawley Center will move to the second floor.

The Chestnut Room in YSU's Kilcawley Center will move to ...

The Chestnut Room in YSU's Kilcawley Center will move to the second floor.


Actor Colin Firth arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

Actor Colin Firth arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on ...

Actor Colin Firth arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.


Lela Decembly, 26, performs an inspirational dance during a talent show held Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown.

Lela Decembly, 26, performs an inspirational dance during a talent ...

Lela Decembly, 26, performs an inspirational dance during a talent show held Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown.


Retiring Fitch High School media teacher Harold Wilson in the school's media center. Wilson is calling quits after 37 years in the Austintown district.

Retiring Fitch High School media teacher Harold Wilson in the ...

Retiring Fitch High School media teacher Harold Wilson in the school's media center. Wilson is calling quits after 37 years in the Austintown district.


Phantoms' Cody Strang

Phantoms' Cody Strang

Phantoms' Cody Strang


Phantoms' Danny Mattson

Phantoms' Danny Mattson

Phantoms' Danny Mattson


Youngstown State junior Kaitlyn Griffith gets ready to throw the shot put during the Horizon League indoor championship this weekend at the GaREAT Sports Complex in Geneva. Griffith won the event.

Youngstown State junior Kaitlyn Griffith gets ready to throw the ...

Youngstown State junior Kaitlyn Griffith gets ready to throw the shot put during the Horizon League indoor championship this weekend at the GaREAT Sports Complex in Geneva. Griffith won the event.


Members of the Beulah gospel choir perform during a Talent show held Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown.

Members of the Beulah gospel choir perform during a Talent ...

Members of the Beulah gospel choir perform during a Talent show held Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown.


Phantoms Dylan Margonari (91) looks to pass as Tim Weber (14) plays defense during thieir game Sunday afternoon in Youngstown.

Phantoms Dylan Margonari (91) looks to pass as Tim Weber ...

Phantoms Dylan Margonari (91) looks to pass as Tim Weber (14) plays defense during thieir game Sunday afternoon in Youngstown.


Phantoms Goalie Jordan Tibbett (41) stops Tucker Brockett (10) from scoring during their game Sunday afternoon in Youngstown.

Phantoms Goalie Jordan Tibbett (41) stops Tucker Brockett (10) from ...

Phantoms Goalie Jordan Tibbett (41) stops Tucker Brockett (10) from scoring during their game Sunday afternoon in Youngstown.


Actress Melissa Leo accepts the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for "The Fighter" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

Actress Melissa Leo accepts the Oscar for best actress in ...

Actress Melissa Leo accepts the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for "The Fighter" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.


Hashem Al-Himid

Hashem Al-Himid

Hashem Al-Himid


Natalie Portman accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Black Swan" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

Natalie Portman accepts the Oscar for best performance by an ...

Natalie Portman accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Black Swan" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.


American flags blow in the wind outside a Gibbs gas station where a sign shows the new price of gasoline, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, in Topsham, Maine. Gasoline for U.S. motorists already costs more than at any point since 2008, despite ample supplies.

American flags blow in the wind outside a Gibbs gas ...

American flags blow in the wind outside a Gibbs gas station where a sign shows the new price of gasoline, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, in Topsham, Maine. Gasoline for U.S. motorists already costs more than ...


YSU students Courtney Gobel, left, and Lesley Anne Roddy recently participated in a breast cancer study in which they donated blood and breast tissue.

YSU students Courtney Gobel, left, and Lesley Anne Roddy recently ...

YSU students Courtney Gobel, left, and Lesley Anne Roddy recently participated in a breast cancer study in which they donated blood and breast tissue.


The Fish Samaritan House's 1999 Chevrolet 3500 has more than 172, 000 miles.

The Fish Samaritan House's 1999 Chevrolet 3500 has more than ...

The Fish Samaritan House's 1999 Chevrolet 3500 has more than 172, 000 miles.


In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, left, prepares to hold an online chat with Internet users at two state news portals in Beijing, on Sunday Feb. 27, 2011.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Chinese ...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, left, prepares to hold an online chat with Internet users at two state news portals in Beijing, on Sunday Feb. 27, 2011.


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An Indian family who were in Libya arrive after being evacuated from Tripoli, because of the ongoing strife, at Indira Gandhi International airport, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. The first batch of nearly 300 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Libya landed in New Delhi aboard a special Air India flight close to midnight Saturday. Meanwhile, three Indian Navy ships have also sailed to Libya to help in the evacuation of the 18,000 Indians in the country, according to news reports.

An Indian family who were in Libya arrive after being ...

An Indian family who were in Libya arrive after being evacuated from Tripoli, because of the ongoing strife, at Indira Gandhi International airport, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. The first batch of ...


Struthers' Jake Jacubec (3) is fouled by Stephan Jankovic (32) of Huntington Prep.

Struthers' Jake Jacubec (3) is fouled by Stephan Jankovic (32) ...

Struthers' Jake Jacubec (3) is fouled by Stephan Jankovic (32) of Huntington Prep.


THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS¨ - James Franco (left) and Anne Hathaway (right)  will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscars telecast. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live as "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" on the ABC Television Network.

THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS¨ - James Franco (left) and Anne ...

THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS¨ - James Franco (left) and Anne Hathaway (right) will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscars telecast. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on ...


Jan Jordan of Massillon isn't too sure about making the jump into the freezing water and getting her nymph costume wet during the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club 's 8th annual Polar Bear Jump at Portage Lakes State Park on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in New Franklin, Ohio. The event, which has raised over $160,000 in the last 7 years for local charities, had over 200 jumpers and will benefit the Akron Canton Foodbank this year.

Jan Jordan of Massillon isn't too sure about making the ...

Jan Jordan of Massillon isn't too sure about making the jump into the freezing water and getting her nymph costume wet during the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club 's 8th annual Polar Bear Jump at ...


A fire rages after a natural gas explosion in Columbiana County on Feb. 10. No one was injured.

A fire rages after a natural gas explosion in Columbiana ...

A fire rages after a natural gas explosion in Columbiana County on Feb. 10. No one was injured.


Megan Miller, 5, of Salem gets a hug from Bucky the Builder, the beaver mascot of the Home Builders-Remodelers Association of the Mahoning Valley. Jake Amon of Poland portrayed Bucky at the 60th annual HBA Home and Garden Show, which continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman.

Megan Miller, 5, of Salem gets a hug from Bucky ...

Megan Miller, 5, of Salem gets a hug from Bucky the Builder, the beaver mascot of the Home Builders-Remodelers Association of the Mahoning Valley. Jake Amon of Poland portrayed Bucky at the 60th annual HBA ...


Dan and Lorie Barber of New Middletown risked fetal surgery to repair the spine of their daughter, Nicole, in hopes of lessening the effects of her spina bifida. The Barber family, from left, Lorie, Nicole (lying across the back of the sofa); Zack, 12; Taylor, 10; and Dan. Nicole is a good reader and speller and last year ran the 50-yard dash in the Junior Olympics at her school.

Dan and Lorie Barber of New Middletown risked fetal surgery ...

Dan and Lorie Barber of New Middletown risked fetal surgery to repair the spine of their daughter, Nicole, in hopes of lessening the effects of her spina bifida. The Barber family, from left, Lorie, Nicole ...


This EcoCAR was designed by a team of 50 Ohio State University students as part of an engineering competition. General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy sponsor the competition.

This EcoCAR was designed by a team of 50 Ohio ...

This EcoCAR was designed by a team of 50 Ohio State University students as part of an engineering competition. General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy sponsor the competition.


Debbie Martin of Leroy Township explains the Leaf Filter gutter protection system to Dennis Keith of Youngstown at the 60th annual HBA Home and Garden Show at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman Saturday.

Debbie Martin of Leroy Township explains the Leaf Filter gutter ...

Debbie Martin of Leroy Township explains the Leaf Filter gutter protection system to Dennis Keith of Youngstown at the 60th annual HBA Home and Garden Show at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman Saturday.


Steve Kibbler, left, and Bob Harris, also of Ameriseal, remove the time capsule, which was encased during a cornerstone-laying ceremony June 11, 1908. The courthouse opened three years later.

Steve Kibbler, left, and Bob Harris, also of Ameriseal, remove ...

Steve Kibbler, left, and Bob Harris, also of Ameriseal, remove the time capsule, which was encased during a cornerstone-laying ceremony June 11, 1908. The courthouse opened three years later.


The Mahoning County Courthouse

The Mahoning County Courthouse

The Mahoning County Courthouse


Youngstown State's Damian Eargle (21) dunks and scores against Milwaukee at the YSU Beeghly Center Saturday afternoon.

Youngstown State's Damian Eargle (21) dunks and scores against Milwaukee ...

Youngstown State's Damian Eargle (21) dunks and scores against Milwaukee at the YSU Beeghly Center Saturday afternoon.


Abby Underwood, a Braceville native, and Ryan Everett of Canfield are part of Ohio State University's EcoCAR: The NeXt Challange team to produce a fuel-efficient vehicle.

Abby Underwood, a Braceville native, and Ryan Everett of Canfield ...

Abby Underwood, a Braceville native, and Ryan Everett of Canfield are part of Ohio State University's EcoCAR: The NeXt Challange team to produce a fuel-efficient vehicle.


Libya's Moammar Gadhafi talks during a debate on the sidelines of celebrations marking the 30-year anniversary of the declaration of the "jamahiriya," or "rule of the masses, in Sabha, Libya Friday, March 2, 2007. Gadhafi said in an unusual debate Friday it was time for his long-isolated nation to open up to the world and that one day it won't need him as leader. Still, he touted the ruling ideology he has entrenched here for three decades as superior to Western democracy.

Libya's Moammar Gadhafi talks during a debate on the sidelines ...

Libya's Moammar Gadhafi talks during a debate on the sidelines of celebrations marking the 30-year anniversary of the declaration of the "jamahiriya," or "rule of the masses, in Sabha, Libya Friday, March 2, 2007. Gadhafi ...


Steve Kibbler of Ameriseal uses a saw to cut the granite cornerstone at the Mahoning County Courthouse and retrieve a time capsule. The time capsule will be opened Friday afternoon.

Steve Kibbler of Ameriseal uses a saw to cut the ...

Steve Kibbler of Ameriseal uses a saw to cut the granite cornerstone at the Mahoning County Courthouse and retrieve a time capsule. The time capsule will be opened Friday afternoon.


Nicole Barber, a third-grader at Springfield Local Elementary School, plays with one of her favorite toys in her room at her New Middletown home. Nicole, born with spina bifida, was saved from symptoms of severe spina bifida by fetal surgery she and her mother, Lorie, underwent nine years ago.

Nicole Barber, a third-grader at Springfield Local Elementary School, plays ...

Nicole Barber, a third-grader at Springfield Local Elementary School, plays with one of her favorite toys in her room at her New Middletown home. Nicole, born with spina bifida, was saved from symptoms of severe ...


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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Premec

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Premec

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Premec


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Skis the limit: The Warren Ski Club will present a beerfest and auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 11 at McMenamy’s Restaurant, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Admission to the auction is free. Beer-tasting samples will be available for $10 from five Ohio microbrewers: Great Lakes, Rust Belt, Ohio, Thirsty Dog and Willoughby Brewers. There also will be a cash bar. Part of the proceeds will benefit Three Trackers of Ohio, an all-volunteer group that promotes adaptive recreational sports for those with physical disabilities. For more information visit www.warrenskiclub.org. Some members of the auction committee are, in front, from left, Nancy Iezzi Dom, Mary Kirila and Gigi Ferris, and, in back, Bob Shimek, club president; Jack Kumik; and Joe Nardella.

Skis the limit: The Warren Ski Club will present a ...

Skis the limit: The Warren Ski Club will present a beerfest and auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 11 at McMenamy’s Restaurant, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Admission to the auction is free. Beer-tasting samples ...


Jigsaw puzzles exchanged: Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., encouraged residents to take part in its annual Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange recently at the library. New or gently used jigsaw puzzles were taken to the library, then those donating puzzles later returned to the library to select “new to you” puzzles. The winner of a drawing at the exchange was George Chepke, above. He and his wife, Pat, picked up the three puzzles and puzzle mat he won at the event.

Jigsaw puzzles exchanged: Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal ...

Jigsaw puzzles exchanged: Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., encouraged residents to take part in its annual Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange recently at the library. New or gently used jigsaw puzzles were taken to ...


Time for a dance: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” was the theme for a Valentine’s Day dance at Victoria House Assisted Living Facility, 5295 Ashley Circle, Austintown, where the grand lobby was transformed into “Club Victoria.” After residents were treated to a surf-and-turf dinner, music was provided by Steve Fazzini as special guests and a group of ballroom dancers entertained and danced with the residents. Joining in the festivity, above, was Rosemary Yaworsky, a nurse at Victoria House, whose dance partner is one of the residents, Jack Finn.

Time for a dance: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” was ...

Time for a dance: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” was the theme for a Valentine’s Day dance at Victoria House Assisted Living Facility, 5295 Ashley Circle, Austintown, where the grand lobby was transformed into “Club ...


From left to right are Carla Infante, president of the Youngstown Opera Guild; Neil Meloro and Kayla Wilson, vocal students at Youngstown State University; and Dr. Misook Yun, vocal professor at YSU. The guild’s scholarship luncheon will be March 5.

From left to right are Carla Infante, president of the ...

From left to right are Carla Infante, president of the Youngstown Opera Guild; Neil Meloro and Kayla Wilson, vocal students at Youngstown State University; and Dr. Misook Yun, vocal professor at YSU. The guild’s scholarship ...


William Witt

William Witt

William Witt


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A small but vocal group of Kasich supporters, including local tea-party members, carried signs outside the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, where he spoke.

A small but vocal group of Kasich supporters, including local ...

A small but vocal group of Kasich supporters, including local tea-party members, carried signs outside the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, where he spoke.


Carolina Biological Supply Company in Burlington, N.C. is shown in this Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 photo. A young college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday. One of the chemical companies, Carolina Biological Supply, reported suspicious purchases by Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, of Lubbock, Texas, to the FBI on Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Carolina Biological Supply Company in Burlington, N.C. is shown in ...

Carolina Biological Supply Company in Burlington, N.C. is shown in this Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 photo. A young college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet ...


Austintown Middle School teacher Michelle Best recently won an award from OCTELA, The Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. Best will receive the award at a conference March 4.

Austintown Middle School teacher Michelle Best recently won an award ...

Austintown Middle School teacher Michelle Best recently won an award from OCTELA, The Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. Best will receive the award at a conference March 4.


Youngstown State’s Vytas Sulskis during a Horizon League contest at YSU’s Beeghly Center on Feb. 24.

Youngstown State’s Vytas Sulskis during a Horizon League contest at ...

Youngstown State’s Vytas Sulskis during a Horizon League contest at YSU’s Beeghly Center on Feb. 24.


Gov. John Kasich speaks to a crowd of 480 at a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber luncheon in a hangar at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna. He discussed Senate Bill 5, which would limit collective bargaining in Ohio, and his jobs initiative for the state.

Gov. John Kasich speaks to a crowd of 480 at ...

Gov. John Kasich speaks to a crowd of 480 at a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber luncheon in a hangar at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna. He discussed Senate Bill 5, which would limit collective bargaining ...


Canfield Fire Chief Robert Tieche

Canfield Fire Chief Robert Tieche

Canfield Fire Chief Robert Tieche


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Kasich didn’t receive a warm reception from about 700 union members and their supporters who came to criticize his decision to support legislation that would end or limit collective bargaining for state employees.

Kasich didn’t receive a warm reception from about 700 union ...

Kasich didn’t receive a warm reception from about 700 union members and their supporters who came to criticize his decision to support legislation that would end or limit collective bargaining for state employees.


Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) shoots over Alec Brown of Green Bay in fi rst-half action of Thursday’s Horizon League contest at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Eagle posted 19 points and seven rebounds for the Penguins, who came up short against the Phoenix, 71-60.

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) shoots over Alec Brown of ...

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) shoots over Alec Brown of Green Bay in fi rst-half action of Thursday’s Horizon League contest at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Eagle posted 19 points and seven rebounds for the Penguins, ...


Johanna Orozco, of Cleveland, a victim of teenage violence, spoke to a crowd of local counselors, teachers and teens at the YWCA on North Park Avenue in Warren. Orozco’s ex-boyfriend shot her in the face in 2007.

Johanna Orozco, of Cleveland, a victim of teenage violence, spoke ...

Johanna Orozco, of Cleveland, a victim of teenage violence, spoke to a crowd of local counselors, teachers and teens at the YWCA on North Park Avenue in Warren. Orozco’s ex-boyfriend shot her in the face ...


Wendy Clagett, a teacher in the Mathews school district, carried a sign and joined a group of protesters outside the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, where Gov. John Kasich spoke.

Wendy Clagett, a teacher in the Mathews school district, carried ...

Wendy Clagett, a teacher in the Mathews school district, carried a sign and joined a group of protesters outside the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, where Gov. John Kasich spoke.


Ursuline's Courtney Powell muscles her way between Lisbon defenders #20 Anna Dunn and #12 Julie Gauntt, while on her way to the basket.

Ursuline's Courtney Powell muscles her way between Lisbon defenders #20 ...

Ursuline's Courtney Powell muscles her way between Lisbon defenders #20 Anna Dunn and #12 Julie Gauntt, while on her way to the basket.


Scientific experience: Professionals in the field of science served as judges for a Science Fair, in which seventh- and eighth-grade students participated during Catholic Schools Week at St. Patrick School in Hubbard. Students were judged on the physical presentation of their projects and how well they answered questions the judges asked about their projects. Winning the competition were, from left, Madison Harris, fifth place; Justin Oaks, fourth place; Gabriella Hosack, third place; Katie Conlan, second place; and Bobby Dulay, first place. The students will advance to competition in the Youngstown State University Lake to River Science Day.

Scientific experience: Professionals in the field of science served as ...

Scientific experience: Professionals in the field of science served as judges for a Science Fair, in which seventh- and eighth-grade students participated during Catholic Schools Week at St. Patrick School in Hubbard. Students were judged ...


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Opponents to the governor's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers are in their ninth day of protests at the Capitol.  (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media at the ...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Opponents to the governor's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers are in ...


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This is a 2011 photo of pitcher Alex White of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. This image reflects the Cleveland Indians active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 when this image was taken.

This is a 2011 photo of pitcher Alex White of ...

This is a 2011 photo of pitcher Alex White of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. This image reflects the Cleveland Indians active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 when this image was taken.


Diesel prices have been increasing. Trucks fill up at the pumps.

Diesel prices have been increasing. Trucks fill up at the ...

Diesel prices have been increasing. Trucks fill up at the pumps.


Joseph Seminara of the local Pizza Joe’s restaurant chain announces that Barb Kuras of Boardman, left, won a year’s worth of pizza at the Thrill or No Thrill fundraiser for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. Seminara was the master of ceremonies for Wednesday’s fundraiser, based on the TV show “Deal or No Deal,” at Our Lady of Mount Carmel hall in Youngstown.

Joseph Seminara of the local Pizza Joe’s restaurant chain announces ...

Joseph Seminara of the local Pizza Joe’s restaurant chain announces that Barb Kuras of Boardman, left, won a year’s worth of pizza at the Thrill or No Thrill fundraiser for the United Way of Youngstown ...


Struthers' Katelyn Ardale battles Samii Ramer (10) for the ball during their game Wednesday night in Austintown.

Struthers' Katelyn Ardale battles Samii Ramer (10) for the ball ...

Struthers' Katelyn Ardale battles Samii Ramer (10) for the ball during their game Wednesday night in Austintown.


A power source that includes a zinc nail, a copper penny and two oranges and two lemons that generated enough power to light a low-energy diode is the project that Walter Woods, 10, will present at the upcoming science fair at Youngstown State University. The McGuffey School fifth-grader is shown here during a session of the after-school science program at West Side Community Center.

A power source that includes a zinc nail, a copper ...

A power source that includes a zinc nail, a copper penny and two oranges and two lemons that generated enough power to light a low-energy diode is the project that Walter Woods, 10, will present ...


Located on the corner of Hillman Street and Cleveland Street, New Bethal Baptist Church can only be entered through its Cleveland Street entrance outside of services and events at the church. All visitors must buzz in to enter the church.

Located on the corner of Hillman Street and Cleveland Street, ...

Located on the corner of Hillman Street and Cleveland Street, New Bethal Baptist Church can only be entered through its Cleveland Street entrance outside of services and events at the church. All visitors must buzz ...


Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall throws during baseball spring training practice Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Goodyear, Ariz.

Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall throws during baseball spring training practice ...

Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall throws during baseball spring training practice Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Goodyear, Ariz.


Linda Messing

Linda Messing

Linda Messing


Mason Harding, 11, a fifth-grade student at Youngstown’s William Holmes McGuffey Elementary School, gets help from his uncle, Justin Harding, on his project, a vortex that mimics a tornado, that Mason will present at the upcoming science fair at Youngstown State University.

Mason Harding, 11, a fifth-grade student at Youngstown’s William Holmes ...

Mason Harding, 11, a fifth-grade student at Youngstown’s William Holmes McGuffey Elementary School, gets help from his uncle, Justin Harding, on his project, a vortex that mimics a tornado, that Mason will present at the ...


Julius Crawford

Julius Crawford

Julius Crawford


This is a 2011 photo of infielder Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. This image reflects the Cleveland Indians active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 when this image was taken.

This is a 2011 photo of infielder Jason Kipnis of ...

This is a 2011 photo of infielder Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. This image reflects the Cleveland Indians active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 when this image was taken.


Bryce Burke

Bryce Burke

Bryce Burke


Kathryn Klaber, executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, discusses the Mahoning Valley's role as a producer of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation at the Regional Chamber breakfast at the Marionite center.

Kathryn Klaber, executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, discusses ...

Kathryn Klaber, executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, discusses the Mahoning Valley's role as a producer of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation at the Regional Chamber breakfast at the Marionite center.


New Bethel Church uses a “buzz-in” system to enter the office and church through its Cleveland Street side. All visitors must be “buzzed in” to enter when the church isn’t open for services or an event.

New Bethel Church uses a “buzz-in” system to enter the ...

New Bethel Church uses a “buzz-in” system to enter the office and church through its Cleveland Street side. All visitors must be “buzzed in” to enter when the church isn’t open for services or an ...


Marty Hume

Marty Hume

Marty Hume


The Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel Church, discusses security measures at the church at 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown. The size of the church called for a security system to be in place to monitor building access. Doors are locked when no service or event is taking place.

The Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel Church, discusses ...

The Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel Church, discusses security measures at the church at 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown. The size of the church called for a security system to be in place to ...


Fifth-grader Alexis Bodnar sings along with classmates during choir practice at Frank Ohl Intermediate School in Austintown. The students will perform the national anthem Friday before the Youngstown Phantoms hockey game at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown.

Fifth-grader Alexis Bodnar sings along with classmates during choir practice ...

Fifth-grader Alexis Bodnar sings along with classmates during choir practice at Frank Ohl Intermediate School in Austintown. The students will perform the national anthem Friday before the Youngstown Phantoms hockey game at the Covelli Centre ...


There are 120 students in the Frank Ohl Intermediate School choir. The group is led by Dan Forsberg. In addition to singing the national anthem Friday at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown, the youngsters will also perform before a Pittsburgh Pirates game in May.

There are 120 students in the Frank Ohl Intermediate School ...

There are 120 students in the Frank Ohl Intermediate School choir. The group is led by Dan Forsberg. In addition to singing the national anthem Friday at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown, the youngsters ...


Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner is damaged by Tuesday's earthquake on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The magnitude-6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed dozens of people in the city.

Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner is damaged ...

Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner is damaged by Tuesday's earthquake on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The magnitude-6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed ...


Workers clear debris of a building damaged by an earthquake in Lyttelton on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Tuesday's magnitude-6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed dozens of people in the city.

Workers clear debris of a building damaged by an earthquake ...

Workers clear debris of a building damaged by an earthquake in Lyttelton on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Tuesday's magnitude-6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed dozens ...


Two police officers walk past a fallen statue in Christchurch, New Zealand , Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 while doing a patrol  after the city was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.  Hundreds of troops, police and emergency workers raced against time and aftershocks that threatened to collapse more buildings. They picked gingerly through the ruins, poking heat-seeking cameras into gaps between tumbles of bricks and sending sniffer dogs over concrete slabs.

Two police officers walk past a fallen statue in Christchurch, ...

Two police officers walk past a fallen statue in Christchurch, New Zealand , Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 while doing a patrol after the city was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. Hundreds of ...


Groups of protesters gathered Tuesday outside the statehouse in Columbus to voice their opposition for Senate Bill 5, which would eliminate collective bargaining for state workers in Ohio, Only about 1,500 people were allowed inside the building, which left more than 3,000 people standing out in the cold.

Groups of protesters gathered Tuesday outside the statehouse in Columbus ...

Groups of protesters gathered Tuesday outside the statehouse in Columbus to voice their opposition for Senate Bill 5, which would eliminate collective bargaining for state workers in Ohio, Only about 1,500 people were allowed inside ...


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Jordan Weatherly, 9, gets personal instruction from Nancy Zhang during the Chinese paper-cutting lesson.

Jordan Weatherly, 9, gets personal instruction from Nancy Zhang during ...

Jordan Weatherly, 9, gets personal instruction from Nancy Zhang during the Chinese paper-cutting lesson.


Boxer Kelly Pavlik talks to the media about his past couple of months in rehab and his future at Jack Loew's Southside Boxing Club.

Boxer Kelly Pavlik talks to the media about his past ...

Boxer Kelly Pavlik talks to the media about his past couple of months in rehab and his future at Jack Loew's Southside Boxing Club.


Youngstown State sophomore diver Casey Hill prepares to enter the water as she dives from a platform during a swim meet. Hill and her Penguins teammates will participate in the Horizon League championship meet, which begins today and lasts until Saturday. Hill will compete in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions.

Youngstown State sophomore diver Casey Hill prepares to enter the ...

Youngstown State sophomore diver Casey Hill prepares to enter the water as she dives from a platform during a swim meet. Hill and her Penguins teammates will participate in the Horizon League championship meet, which ...


Protesters gather at the Ohio Statehouse to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 5 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.  Officials have locked the doors to the Ohio Statehouse as thousands of union protesters gather on the grounds to oppose the bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.  Ohio Public Safety spokesman Joe Andrews says about 1,000 people have been allowed into the Rotunda and Atrium for the committee hearing on the bill. Additional visitors are being directed to an off-site theater, where the meeting will be simulcast.

Protesters gather at the Ohio Statehouse to voice their opposition ...

Protesters gather at the Ohio Statehouse to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 5 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. Officials have locked the doors to the Ohio Statehouse as thousands of union ...


Cleveland Indians' Travis Hafner stands in against live pitching during baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz.

Cleveland Indians' Travis Hafner stands in against live pitching during ...

Cleveland Indians' Travis Hafner stands in against live pitching during baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz.


Jason Petroff, of Chardon, leads cheers during a protest against Senate Bill 5 outside the Ohio Statehouse, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Jason Petroff, of Chardon, leads cheers during a protest against ...

Jason Petroff, of Chardon, leads cheers during a protest against Senate Bill 5 outside the Ohio Statehouse, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


In this Feb. 14, 2011 photo, a shopper carries her purchases in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as consumers are feeling more positive about their income prospects and the direction the economy is headed.

In this Feb. 14, 2011 photo, a shopper carries her ...

In this Feb. 14, 2011 photo, a shopper carries her purchases in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as consumers are feeling ...


Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy F. Hughes, from left, newly-promoted city police officers Lt. Jason Simon, Lt. William Ross and Capt. Mark Milstead, and Mayor Jay Williams stand together in city council chambers. The three were sworn in to their new positions during a ceremony Tuesday.

Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy F. Hughes, from left, newly-promoted city ...

Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy F. Hughes, from left, newly-promoted city police officers Lt. Jason Simon, Lt. William Ross and Capt. Mark Milstead, and Mayor Jay Williams stand together in city council chambers. The three were ...


Diesel prices have been increasing. A sign lists diesel prices.

Diesel prices have been increasing. A sign lists diesel prices.

Diesel prices have been increasing. A sign lists diesel prices.


Demonstrators against Senate Bill 5 were locked out of the Statehouse on Tuesday.

Demonstrators against Senate Bill 5 were locked out of the ...

Demonstrators against Senate Bill 5 were locked out of the Statehouse on Tuesday.


Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Mark Jones


Visiting Chinese educator Nancy Zhang demonstrates the traditional art of Chinese paper-cutting in a fourth-grade classroom Tuesday morning at Campbell Elementary School. Zhang and fellow educator Judy Teng arrived here Feb. 4 and will go back to China Friday.

Visiting Chinese educator Nancy Zhang demonstrates the traditional art of ...

Visiting Chinese educator Nancy Zhang demonstrates the traditional art of Chinese paper-cutting in a fourth-grade classroom Tuesday morning at Campbell Elementary School. Zhang and fellow educator Judy Teng arrived here Feb. 4 and will go ...


President Barack Obama speaks at the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Winning the Future Forum ...

President Barack Obama speaks at the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.


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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut


Robert Heltzel of Niles, right, leads a group of anti-war protesters who yelled at and heckled those attending the Republican dinner with Rove. Some of the protesters opened the main door to the event and tried to get inside. They were stopped by Niles police.

Robert Heltzel of Niles, right, leads a group of anti-war ...

Robert Heltzel of Niles, right, leads a group of anti-war protesters who yelled at and heckled those attending the Republican dinner with Rove. Some of the protesters opened the main door to the event and ...


U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman


Boxer Kelly Pavlik talks to the media Tuesday at Jack Loews Southside Boxing Club.

Boxer Kelly Pavlik talks to the media Tuesday at Jack ...

Boxer Kelly Pavlik talks to the media Tuesday at Jack Loews Southside Boxing Club.


Stephen Farrell of Warren, right, who attended an event with Republican political strategist Karl Rove, exchanges words with demonstrators who shouted at and insulted those going inside to the dinner.

Stephen Farrell of Warren, right, who attended an event with ...

Stephen Farrell of Warren, right, who attended an event with Republican political strategist Karl Rove, exchanges words with demonstrators who shouted at and insulted those going inside to the dinner.


Warren Superintendent Kathryn Hellweg

Warren Superintendent Kathryn Hellweg

Warren Superintendent Kathryn Hellweg


Campbell's Ty Underwood drives to the rim as Cody Dillon (10) and Matt Brazin play defense during their game Tuesday night in Newton Falls.

Campbell's Ty Underwood drives to the rim as Cody Dillon ...

Campbell's Ty Underwood drives to the rim as Cody Dillon (10) and Matt Brazin play defense during their game Tuesday night in Newton Falls.


YSU sophomore swimmer Samantha Roberts competes in an event during a swim meet. Roberts will compete in both the 110- and 200-meter breaststroke events during the Horizon League championship met today.

YSU sophomore swimmer Samantha Roberts competes in an event during ...

YSU sophomore swimmer Samantha Roberts competes in an event during a swim meet. Roberts will compete in both the 110- and 200-meter breaststroke events during the Horizon League championship met today.


Republican political strategist Karl Rove speaks to the press and about 50 others at a private reception at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles before his Tuesday appearance at the Mahoning Valley McKinley Club’s annual dinner at McKinley Memorial Auditorium.

Republican political strategist Karl Rove speaks to the press and ...

Republican political strategist Karl Rove speaks to the press and about 50 others at a private reception at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles before his Tuesday appearance at the Mahoning Valley McKinley Club’s annual dinner ...


Beaver Local Superintendent Sandra DiBacco

Beaver Local Superintendent Sandra DiBacco

Beaver Local Superintendent Sandra DiBacco


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Above, displaying a San Francisco 49ers football and helmet that will be among the auction items at the Mardi Gras are, from left, Denise DeBartolo York, owner of the 49ers; Ted Schmidt, PNC regional president; Liz McGarry, Hospice director of development; and Ryan Pastore, PNC director of client and community relations. Below, culinary art students at Choffin Career and Technical Center were asked to make King Cakes for the party. Cakes, made from two different recipes, were sampled and voted on by McGarry and Terrance Escarco of Hospice and the students. Standing behind Dasia’n Square, who is holding a cake baked from the winning recipe, are, from left, Charles Crosby, Myeila Carter, Tre Little, James Donaldson and Darryl Kempson.

Above, displaying a San Francisco 49ers football and helmet that ...

Above, displaying a San Francisco 49ers football and helmet that will be among the auction items at the Mardi Gras are, from left, Denise DeBartolo York, owner of the 49ers; Ted Schmidt, PNC regional president; ...


Harold and Margaret Pitts, married for 44 years, are shown in their Girard home.

Harold and Margaret Pitts, married for 44 years, are shown ...

Harold and Margaret Pitts, married for 44 years, are shown in their Girard home.


Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmer’s Market, and his wife, Pat Rosenthal, announced plans to turn the former Penguin Pub, on 901 Elm St., into a fresh produce store. The store also will serve as the Northeast Ohio Food Hub.

Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmer’s Market, and his ...

Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmer’s Market, and his wife, Pat Rosenthal, announced plans to turn the former Penguin Pub, on 901 Elm St., into a fresh produce store. The store also will serve ...


Justine Siegal throws batting practice to Cleveland Indians catchers during baseball spring training, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz. Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice at a Major League camp.

Justine Siegal throws batting practice to Cleveland Indians catchers during ...

Justine Siegal throws batting practice to Cleveland Indians catchers during baseball spring training, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz. Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice at a Major League camp.


Boardman's Ryan Bailey practices at YSU Monday afternoon.

Boardman's Ryan Bailey practices at YSU Monday afternoon.

Boardman's Ryan Bailey practices at YSU Monday afternoon.


Boardman's Ashley Aldan practices at YSU Monday afternoon.

Boardman's Ashley Aldan practices at YSU Monday afternoon.

Boardman's Ashley Aldan practices at YSU Monday afternoon.


KSU's Eric Gaines tries to block a shot by YSU's Vytas Sulskis during the first period on Tuesday night at the Kent State MAC center in Kent, Ohio.

KSU's Eric Gaines tries to block a shot by YSU's ...

KSU's Eric Gaines tries to block a shot by YSU's Vytas Sulskis during the first period on Tuesday night at the Kent State MAC center in Kent, Ohio.


Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmer’s Market, and his wife, Pat Rosenthal, announced plans to turn the former Penguin Pub, on 901 Elm St., into a fresh produce store. The store also will serve as the Northeast Ohio Food Hub.

Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmer’s Market, and his ...

Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmer’s Market, and his wife, Pat Rosenthal, announced plans to turn the former Penguin Pub, on 901 Elm St., into a fresh produce store. The store also will serve ...


Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out ...

Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.


Lynn Anderson, a laid off state worker of Youngstown, lets her feelings be known during the rally.

Lynn Anderson, a laid off state worker of Youngstown, lets ...

Lynn Anderson, a laid off state worker of Youngstown, lets her feelings be known during the rally.


Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out ...

Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.


More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut ...

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and ...


State Sen. Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, and State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, were among the speakers at Monday night’s rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University.

State Sen. Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, and State Rep. ...

State Sen. Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, and State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, were among the speakers at Monday night’s rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University.


Members of the Boardman school teachers union cheer during a rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University. The public forum drew more than 1,200 people Monday afternoon to protest the bill that would end collective bargaining for state employees.

Members of the Boardman school teachers union cheer during a ...

Members of the Boardman school teachers union cheer during a rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University. The public forum drew more than 1,200 people Monday afternoon to protest the bill that would ...


More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut ...

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and ...


Members of the Boardman School Teachers Union cheer during Monday night’s rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University.  From left Paula Ritter, Allison Morgan, Sharon Tomcsanyi (hidden) and Kate Cretella hold signs and applaud. The public forum drew more than 1,200 people.

Members of the Boardman School Teachers Union cheer during Monday ...

Members of the Boardman School Teachers Union cheer during Monday night’s rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University. From left Paula Ritter, Allison Morgan, Sharon Tomcsanyi (hidden) and Kate Cretella hold signs and ...


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have an agenda to break up and beat down state unions.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have ...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have an agenda to break up and beat down state unions.


More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut ...

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and ...


State Sen. Joseph Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, encouraged the union workers to continue their protests. A fourth hearing on the bill is scheduled for late this afternoon in Columbus.

State Sen. Joseph Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, encouraged the union ...

State Sen. Joseph Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, encouraged the union workers to continue their protests. A fourth hearing on the bill is scheduled for late this afternoon in Columbus.


Firefighters, teachers and police came out Monday to protest a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

Firefighters, teachers and police came out Monday to protest a ...

Firefighters, teachers and police came out Monday to protest a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.


Kate Renfeld of Campbell, a school teacher, painted her face and applauds at a rally against Senate Bill 5 Monday night in YSU's Kilcawley Center.

Kate Renfeld of Campbell, a school teacher, painted her face ...

Kate Renfeld of Campbell, a school teacher, painted her face and applauds at a rally against Senate Bill 5 Monday night in YSU's Kilcawley Center.


More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and police were among crowd, which came out Monday to protest the bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut ...

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd when the rally against Senate Bill 5 began. Firefighters, teachers and ...


State Sen. Joseph Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, encouraged the union workers to continue their protests. A fourth hearing on the bill is scheduled for late this afternoon in Columbus.

State Sen. Joseph Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, encouraged the union ...

State Sen. Joseph Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, encouraged the union workers to continue their protests. A fourth hearing on the bill is scheduled for late this afternoon in Columbus.


More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in YSU’s Kilcawley Center which was packed with standing room only when the rally began. Firefighters, teachers and police were among the crowd.

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut ...

More than 200 people were turned away from the Chestnut Room in YSU’s Kilcawley Center which was packed with standing room only when the rally began. Firefighters, teachers and police were among the crowd.


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have an agenda to break up and beat down state unions.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have ...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have an agenda to break up and beat down state unions.


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have an agenda to break up and beat down state unions.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have ...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, said Republicans have an agenda to break up and beat down state unions.


Members of the Boardman school teachers union cheer during a rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University. The public forum drew more than 1,200 people Monday afternoon to protest the bill that would end collective bargaining for state employees.

Members of the Boardman school teachers union cheer during a ...

Members of the Boardman school teachers union cheer during a rally against Senate Bill 5 at Youngstown State University. The public forum drew more than 1,200 people Monday afternoon to protest the bill that would ...


State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, at the podium, and other Mahoning Valley lawmakers address the crowd during the rally. Hagan brought the crowd to its feet several times with his rants against Gov. John Kasich and the Republican Party.

State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, at the podium, ...

State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, at the podium, and other Mahoning Valley lawmakers address the crowd during the rally. Hagan brought the crowd to its feet several times with his rants against Gov. ...


State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, at the podium, and other Mahoning Valley lawmakers address the crowd during the rally. Hagan brought the crowd to its feet several times with his rants against Gov. John Kasich and the Republican Party.

State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, at the podium, ...

State Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, at the podium, and other Mahoning Valley lawmakers address the crowd during the rally. Hagan brought the crowd to its feet several times with his rants against Gov. ...


State Sen. Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, speaks at a rally in protest of Ohio Senate Bill 5 Monday night in YSU's Kilcawley Center.

State Sen. Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, speaks at a ...

State Sen. Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, speaks at a rally in protest of Ohio Senate Bill 5 Monday night in YSU's Kilcawley Center.


Sharing their talents: Seventh-graders from the honors literature class recently shared their storytelling talents with first- and third-graders at St. Patrick School in Hubbard. The readers enhanced their stories with hats and props. Gina Madeline reads from “The Great Mouse Detective.”

Sharing their talents: Seventh-graders from the honors literature class recently ...

Sharing their talents: Seventh-graders from the honors literature class recently shared their storytelling talents with first- and third-graders at St. Patrick School in Hubbard. The readers enhanced their stories with hats and props. Gina Madeline ...


Newly initiated members of the National Junior Beta Club of Holy Family School for 2010/2011 follow: Nicholas Braydich, James Gentile, Jenna Perchak, Patrick Brennan, Christopher Perry, Kieran Burk, James Raymer, Olivia Christopher, Isabella Ricottilli, Nadine Jones, Tessa Snider, Kirsten Joss, Morgan Wardle, Robert Kurtka, Alex Wollet, Christopher Lewis, and Anthony Zeno.

Newly initiated members of the National Junior Beta Club of ...

Newly initiated members of the National Junior Beta Club of Holy Family School for 2010/2011 follow: Nicholas Braydich, James Gentile, Jenna Perchak, Patrick Brennan, Christopher Perry, Kieran Burk, James Raymer, Olivia Christopher, Isabella Ricottilli, Nadine ...


Prepared to serve as officers of Mercer County Chiropractic Society for 2011 are, from left, Dr. Richard Davis, president, and Dr, Ryan Snyder, vice president.

Prepared to serve as officers of Mercer County Chiropractic Society ...

Prepared to serve as officers of Mercer County Chiropractic Society for 2011 are, from left, Dr. Richard Davis, president, and Dr, Ryan Snyder, vice president.


George S. Samonas and Megan M. Felleti

George S. Samonas and Megan M. Felleti

George S. Samonas and Megan M. Felleti


West's Kobe Bryant holds up the MVP trophy after the NBA basketball All-Star Game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. The West won 148-143.

West's Kobe Bryant holds up the MVP trophy after the ...

West's Kobe Bryant holds up the MVP trophy after the NBA basketball All-Star Game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. The West won 148-143.


Anthony Winterburn, 11

Anthony Winterburn, 11

Anthony Winterburn, 11


Trevor Bayne leaves his foot imprints in cement in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, Sunday, February 20, 2011. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Trevor Bayne leaves his foot imprints in cement in Victory ...

Trevor Bayne leaves his foot imprints in cement in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, Sunday, February 20, 2011. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)


Trevor Bayne signs his name into cement in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, Sunday, February 20, 2011.

Trevor Bayne signs his name into cement in Victory Lane ...

Trevor Bayne signs his name into cement in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, Sunday, February 20, 2011.


Mike Ray

Mike Ray

Mike Ray


In this video image broadcast on Libyan state television early Monday Feb. 21, 2011 Seif al-Islam, son of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks. Al-Islam says protesters have seized control of some military bases and tanks, and also warned of civil war in the country that would burn its oil wealth.

In this video image broadcast on Libyan state television early ...

In this video image broadcast on Libyan state television early Monday Feb. 21, 2011 Seif al-Islam, son of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks. Al-Islam says protesters have seized control of some military bases and ...


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., in response to 14 state Senators leaving the state to block his bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media Thursday, Feb. ...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., in response to 14 state Senators leaving the state to block his bill that would eliminate ...


February 2011 photos show drivers in the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla. From top: 21st row, Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney; 22nd row, Terry Labonte.

February 2011 photos show drivers in the starting lineup for ...

February 2011 photos show drivers in the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla. From top: 21st row, Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney; 22nd row, Terry Labonte.


Dan Skiba, of Mineral Ridge, competes in the Division III long jump event at Ohio State University's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Skiba went on to finish in first place in the event.

Dan Skiba, of Mineral Ridge, competes in the Division III ...

Dan Skiba, of Mineral Ridge, competes in the Division III long jump event at Ohio State University's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Skiba went on to finish in first place in the event.


Libyan-American citizen Jamila Rashed, right, of Denton, Texas, holds a sign as she joins nearly 200 others during a rally at Dealey Plaza, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Dallas. Rashed said that she responded to a message on a social network site that called for the rally at the downtown Dallas plaza in support of a freedom in the country of Libya.

Libyan-American citizen Jamila Rashed, right, of Denton, Texas, holds a ...

Libyan-American citizen Jamila Rashed, right, of Denton, Texas, holds a sign as she joins nearly 200 others during a rally at Dealey Plaza, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Dallas. Rashed said that she responded to ...


Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky

Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky

Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky


McDonald's Matthias Tayala throws the discus during Division III competition at Ohio State University's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tayala finished second place in the event.

McDonald's Matthias Tayala throws the discus during Division III competition ...

McDonald's Matthias Tayala throws the discus during Division III competition at Ohio State University's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tayala finished second place in the event.


Tony Fire

Tony Fire

Tony Fire


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Russell Gibson, an 11th grader from Chaney, works on building a wall as part of a contest for tech students in Ohio.

Russell Gibson, an 11th grader from Chaney, works on building ...

Russell Gibson, an 11th grader from Chaney, works on building a wall as part of a contest for tech students in Ohio.


A resident's room in the House of Hope in Youngstown.

A resident's room in the House of Hope in Youngstown.

A resident's room in the House of Hope in Youngstown.


Shirley Eckley, vice-president and secretary of the William Holmes McGuffey Society, and a decedent of William Holmes McGuffey and Richard Scarsella stand hear a plaque at the William Homes McGuffey Wildlife preserve on McGuffey Road.

Shirley Eckley, vice-president and secretary of the William Holmes McGuffey ...

Shirley Eckley, vice-president and secretary of the William Holmes McGuffey Society, and a decedent of William Holmes McGuffey and Richard Scarsella stand hear a plaque at the William Homes McGuffey Wildlife preserve on McGuffey Road.


Fitch wrestler Jamie Jameson defeated Gage Finegan of Stow during the 171-pound weight class match at the Division 1 sectional wrestling tournament at Austintown Fitch High School Friday night.

Fitch wrestler Jamie Jameson defeated Gage Finegan of Stow during ...

Fitch wrestler Jamie Jameson defeated Gage Finegan of Stow during the 171-pound weight class match at the Division 1 sectional wrestling tournament at Austintown Fitch High School Friday night.


Congressmen walk down the steps of the House of Representatives as they work throughout the night on a spending bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Congressmen walk down the steps of the House of Representatives ...

Congressmen walk down the steps of the House of Representatives as they work throughout the night on a spending bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011


Phantom Jiri Sekac celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game Friday night against the Chicago Steel.

Phantom Jiri Sekac celebrates after scoring the first goal of ...

Phantom Jiri Sekac celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game Friday night against the Chicago Steel.


A  bathroom in Hope House in Youngstown.

A bathroom in Hope House in Youngstown.

A bathroom in Hope House in Youngstown.


Boxer Jake Giuriceo of Struthers

Boxer Jake Giuriceo of Struthers

Boxer Jake Giuriceo of Struthers


The Rev. Roy Barnett, executive director of the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge, stands in the living room of the House of Hope in Youngstown. Clients from Teen Challenge painted part of the interior of the group home.

The Rev. Roy Barnett, executive director of the Ohio Valley ...

The Rev. Roy Barnett, executive director of the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge, stands in the living room of the House of Hope in Youngstown. Clients from Teen Challenge painted part of the interior of the ...


Monty Robinson, 17, of Youngstown, left, was the winner of a doughnut-eating contest at the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair on Saturday at Heart Reach Ministries in the city. He ate five-and-a-half doughnuts in three minutes, beating out several other competitors, including his sister, Monique, at right. This was the second year Monty won the event.

Monty Robinson, 17, of Youngstown, left, was the winner of ...

Monty Robinson, 17, of Youngstown, left, was the winner of a doughnut-eating contest at the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair on Saturday at Heart Reach Ministries in the city. He ate five-and-a-half doughnuts in three ...


Young people crammed down doughnuts to see who could in the most of the sugary treats in the shortest amount of time. The doughnut-eating contest was one of the events at the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair Saturday at Heartreach Ministries in Youngstown.

Young people crammed down doughnuts to see who could in ...

Young people crammed down doughnuts to see who could in the most of the sugary treats in the shortest amount of time. The doughnut-eating contest was one of the events at the fourth annual Criminal ...


Charlene Crissman, administrator and part-owner of House of Hope, stands in the kitchen of her facility in Youngstown.

Charlene Crissman, administrator and part-owner of House of Hope, stands ...

Charlene Crissman, administrator and part-owner of House of Hope, stands in the kitchen of her facility in Youngstown.


YSU's Ashen Ward, RIGHT and BGSU's A'uston Calhoun go for a rebound during first half action Saturday.

YSU's Ashen Ward, RIGHT and BGSU's A'uston Calhoun go for ...

YSU's Ashen Ward, RIGHT and BGSU's A'uston Calhoun go for a rebound during first half action Saturday.


A stuffed animal and an open religious book at Hannah's House in Vienna  Township.

A stuffed animal and an open religious book at Hannah's ...

A stuffed animal and an open religious book at Hannah's House in Vienna Township.


Many residents of Hannah's House in Vienna Township turn to the bible for guidance.

Many residents of Hannah's House in Vienna Township turn to ...

Many residents of Hannah's House in Vienna Township turn to the bible for guidance.


Hundreds of vendors displayed home items Saturday during the Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show at the Eastwood Expo Center, Niles.

Hundreds of vendors displayed home items Saturday during the Mahoning ...

Hundreds of vendors displayed home items Saturday during the Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show at the Eastwood Expo Center, Niles.


Michelle Beauchene, director of Hannah's House, stands in the Vienna township facility's living area.

Michelle Beauchene, director of Hannah's House, stands in the Vienna ...

Michelle Beauchene, director of Hannah's House, stands in the Vienna township facility's living area.


The late Sharyl E. Frasier

The late Sharyl E. Frasier

The late Sharyl E. Frasier


Jesse Ieropoli

Jesse Ieropoli

Jesse Ieropoli


It's Career and Technical Education Month, and students and instructors at Choffin Career Center in Youngstown  demonstrate what they do in class.

It's Career and Technical Education Month, and students and instructors ...

It's Career and Technical Education Month, and students and instructors at Choffin Career Center in Youngstown demonstrate what they do in class.


Chuck Nay of Greenville, Pa., and his son, Brodie, 21 months, take in the sights at the Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show Saturday.

Chuck Nay of Greenville, Pa., and his son, Brodie, 21 ...

Chuck Nay of Greenville, Pa., and his son, Brodie, 21 months, take in the sights at the Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show Saturday.


Charlene Crissman, administrator and part-owner of the House of Hope in Youngstown, talks with the Rev. Roy Barnett, executive director of the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge, at the House of Hope's Youngstown facility.

Charlene Crissman, administrator and part-owner of the House of Hope ...

Charlene Crissman, administrator and part-owner of the House of Hope in Youngstown, talks with the Rev. Roy Barnett, executive director of the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge, at the House of Hope's Youngstown facility.


Spectators of all ages cheer on participants in a doughnut-eating contest Saturday as part of the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair at Heartreach Ministries.

Spectators of all ages cheer on participants in a doughnut-eating ...

Spectators of all ages cheer on participants in a doughnut-eating contest Saturday as part of the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair at Heartreach Ministries.


Howland's Cody Reesman defeated Sam Sims of Twinsburg in the 285-pound weight class match at the Division 1 sectional wrestling tournament at Austintown Fitch High School Friday night.

Howland's Cody Reesman defeated Sam Sims of Twinsburg in the ...

Howland's Cody Reesman defeated Sam Sims of Twinsburg in the 285-pound weight class match at the Division 1 sectional wrestling tournament at Austintown Fitch High School Friday night.


The cast of Youngstown State University Theater’s production of “The Crucible,” which opens Thursday.

The cast of Youngstown State University Theater’s production of “The ...

The cast of Youngstown State University Theater’s production of “The Crucible,” which opens Thursday.


Youngstown Phantom Andrew Sinelli chases the puck down the ice while being pursued by the Chicago Steel's Jimmy Devito (20) and Peter Hand (27) .

Youngstown Phantom Andrew Sinelli chases the puck down the ice ...

Youngstown Phantom Andrew Sinelli chases the puck down the ice while being pursued by the Chicago Steel's Jimmy Devito (20) and Peter Hand (27) .


In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, snow covered lobster traps and gear are seen on a dock in Freeport,  Maine.  A lawmaker has introduced a bill this legislative session that makes it legal for traps to be stored on wharfs year round.

In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, snow covered lobster traps ...

In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, snow covered lobster traps and gear are seen on a dock in Freeport, Maine. A lawmaker has introduced a bill this legislative session that makes it legal for traps ...


Seven-year-old Brothers Dylan (left) and Walker Barr try out some playground equipment at the Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show Saturday at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles.

Seven-year-old Brothers Dylan (left) and Walker Barr try out some ...

Seven-year-old Brothers Dylan (left) and Walker Barr try out some playground equipment at the Mahoning Valley Home and Garden Show Saturday at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles.


In the  Health Sciences, Choffin students Natalie Boerys and Ianna Shannon (standing) learn how to check respiration.

In the Health Sciences, Choffin students Natalie Boerys and Ianna ...

In the Health Sciences, Choffin students Natalie Boerys and Ianna Shannon (standing) learn how to check respiration.


Hundreds attended the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair on Saturday at Heart Reach Ministries in Youngstown.

Hundreds attended the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair on Saturday ...

Hundreds attended the fourth annual Criminal Justice Fair on Saturday at Heart Reach Ministries in Youngstown.


AFSCME memeber Merryann Wen of Delevan, Wis., help holds up an American Flag as she marches around the the State Square in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.  A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the muddy east lawn of the Capitol and the much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who surrounded them.   The protest was peaceful as both sides exchanged chants of “Pass the bill! Pass the bill!” and “Kill the bill! Kill the bill!”  The Wisconsin governor, elected in November’s GOP wave that also gave control of the state Assembly and Senate to Republicans, set off the protests earlier this week by pushing ahead with a measure that would require government workers to contribute more to their health care and pension costs and largely eliminate their collective bargaining rights.

AFSCME memeber Merryann Wen of Delevan, Wis., help holds up ...

AFSCME memeber Merryann Wen of Delevan, Wis., help holds up an American Flag as she marches around the the State Square in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. A few dozen police officers stood between ...


The Rev. Jesse Jackson, near right center of photo, takes the stage amidst tens of thousands of protesters gathered at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Friday,  Feb. 18, 2011.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, near right center of photo, takes ...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, near right center of photo, takes the stage amidst tens of thousands of protesters gathered at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.


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Protesters gather down State Street in Madison, Wis.  after a  a rally outside  the Wisconsin State Capitol  on  Saturday, Feb.  19, 2011.   A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of GOP Gov. Scott Walker on the muddy east lawn of the Capitol and the much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who surrounded them. The protest was peaceful as both sides exchanged chants of “Pass the bill! Pass the bill!” and “Kill the bill! Kill the bill!” (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)

Protesters gather down State Street in Madison, Wis. after a ...

Protesters gather down State Street in Madison, Wis. after a a rally outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of GOP Gov. Scott Walker ...


William D Lewis the vindicator  Rev Roy Barnett,left, Ex Dir of Ohio Valley Teen Challenge and Bruce Paulette Director of Development at Ohio Valley Teen challenge stand in a stairwell at Hope House in Youngstown. Teen Challenge has helped with some painting at the Hope house and plans to partner with Hope house in the future.

William D Lewis the vindicator Rev Roy Barnett,left, Ex Dir ...

William D Lewis the vindicator Rev Roy Barnett,left, Ex Dir of Ohio Valley Teen Challenge and Bruce Paulette Director of Development at Ohio Valley Teen challenge stand in a stairwell at Hope House in Youngstown. ...


Hundreds of supporters for and against Senate Bill 5, fill the Ohio Statehouse rotunda Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Hundreds of supporters for and against Senate Bill 5, fill ...

Hundreds of supporters for and against Senate Bill 5, fill the Ohio Statehouse rotunda Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)


Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions (3) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The Cavaliers won 104-99.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions (3) drives to the basket against ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions (3) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The Cavaliers won 104-99.


Protesters against Senate Bill 5 display their signs during a rally, in the atrium, at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Protesters against Senate Bill 5 display their signs during a ...

Protesters against Senate Bill 5 display their signs during a rally, in the atrium, at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


Dave Blaney

Dave Blaney

Dave Blaney


Jordan Tibbett

Jordan Tibbett

Jordan Tibbett


Timothy White

Timothy White

Timothy White


Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta, right, talks with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo during baseball spring training practice Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz.

Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta, right, talks with outfielder Shin-Soo ...

Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta, right, talks with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo during baseball spring training practice Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz.


Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Rafael Perez laughs during warmups at baseball spring training practice Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz.

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Rafael Perez laughs during warmups at ...

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Rafael Perez laughs during warmups at baseball spring training practice Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz.


Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions (3) passes the ball under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom (7) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The Cavaliers won 104-99.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions (3) passes the ball under pressure ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions (3) passes the ball under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom (7) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The Cavaliers ...


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Stephanie A. Brown and Steven M. Davies

Stephanie A. Brown and Steven M. Davies

Stephanie A. Brown and Steven M. Davies


Matthew Wilden and Arianne Antonchak

Matthew Wilden and Arianne Antonchak

Matthew Wilden and Arianne Antonchak


Kevin D. Moyer and Rachael A. Colao

Kevin D. Moyer and Rachael A. Colao

Kevin D. Moyer and Rachael A. Colao


Angela Blanco and Zachary Smith

Angela Blanco and Zachary Smith

Angela Blanco and Zachary Smith


Lisa Clautti and Michael Mistovich

Lisa Clautti and Michael Mistovich

Lisa Clautti and Michael Mistovich


Warren C. Swegal and Cordelia Dennison-Budak

Warren C. Swegal and Cordelia Dennison-Budak

Warren C. Swegal and Cordelia Dennison-Budak


Dennis S. Walton and Christie R. Galazia

Dennis S. Walton and Christie R. Galazia

Dennis S. Walton and Christie R. Galazia


George S. Samonas and Megan M. Felleti

George S. Samonas and Megan M. Felleti

George S. Samonas and Megan M. Felleti


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Tracie L. Mauch and John D. Yarrison

Tracie L. Mauch and John D. Yarrison

Tracie L. Mauch and John D. Yarrison


Percic

Percic

Percic


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Michael Greco and Stephanie Sefcik

Michael Greco and Stephanie Sefcik

Michael Greco and Stephanie Sefcik


Maria A. Wright and Mark G. Ceraolo

Maria A. Wright and Mark G. Ceraolo

Maria A. Wright and Mark G. Ceraolo


Mr. and Mrs. William Welsh

Mr. and Mrs. William Welsh

Mr. and Mrs. William Welsh


Julie Sferra and Ralph R. Braun Jr.

Julie Sferra and Ralph R. Braun Jr.

Julie Sferra and Ralph R. Braun Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Louis Spatholt

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Spatholt

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Spatholt


Hundreds of supporters for and against Senate Bill 5, fill the Ohio Statehouse rotunda Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Hundreds of supporters for and against Senate Bill 5, fill ...

Hundreds of supporters for and against Senate Bill 5, fill the Ohio Statehouse rotunda Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)


Peggy Bennett

Peggy Bennett

Peggy Bennett


Jordan Tibbett

Jordan Tibbett

Jordan Tibbett


Jesse Ieropoli

Jesse Ieropoli

Jesse Ieropoli


Austintown Fitch High School students Kimberly Bennett, Francis Trio and Jason Miller volunteer in various Safe and Drug-Free Schools programs.

Austintown Fitch High School students Kimberly Bennett, Francis Trio and ...

Austintown Fitch High School students Kimberly Bennett, Francis Trio and Jason Miller volunteer in various Safe and Drug-Free Schools programs.


William D Lewis The Vindicator Golden String Radio DJ Eugene Hopkins who is a Purple Cat Client on air on the internet radion station. He says he is abig MoTown fan.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Golden String Radio DJ Eugene ...

William D Lewis The Vindicator Golden String Radio DJ Eugene Hopkins who is a Purple Cat Client on air on the internet radion station. He says he is abig MoTown fan.


WilliamChaneys #22 and East's 22 go for the ball during first half action 2-17 at East.

WilliamChaneys #22 and East's 22 go for the ball during ...

WilliamChaneys #22 and East's 22 go for the ball during first half action 2-17 at East.


This photo, supplied by the Learning Express Preschool Center on Coit Street Northwest, Warren, shows the flooding problem that occurs just west of the day-care center during warm weather.

This photo, supplied by the Learning Express Preschool Center on ...

This photo, supplied by the Learning Express Preschool Center on Coit Street Northwest, Warren, shows the flooding problem that occurs just west of the day-care center during warm weather.


Rick Lertzman

Rick Lertzman

Rick Lertzman


Raj Singh, along with his brother, Ragubir, are co-owners of the new Indian restaurant Bombay Star, 813 Boardman-Poland Road, in Boardman. The restaurant’s menu features more than 100 items.

Raj Singh, along with his brother, Ragubir, are co-owners of ...

Raj Singh, along with his brother, Ragubir, are co-owners of the new Indian restaurant Bombay Star, 813 Boardman-Poland Road, in Boardman. The restaurant’s menu features more than 100 items.


John Russo

John Russo

John Russo


Darrin L. Moore

Darrin L. Moore

Darrin L. Moore


Sherry Linkon

Sherry Linkon

Sherry Linkon


Dr. Bradford Pressman

Dr. Bradford Pressman

Dr. Bradford Pressman


Richard Ringo, a members of The Ohio Liberty Council, a coalition of over 60 tea party groups and liberty minded organizations across Ohio, holds a sign in support of Senate Bill 5, at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, Feb 17, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Richard Ringo, a members of The Ohio Liberty Council, a ...

Richard Ringo, a members of The Ohio Liberty Council, a coalition of over 60 tea party groups and liberty minded organizations across Ohio, holds a sign in support of Senate Bill 5, at the Ohio ...


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news ...

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday.


Proving that they support Junior Achievement and its Done-in-a-Day teaching project are, from left, Michele Merkel, Leah Wilson, Marion Dunham, Nicole Laura Rumble, Nicole Widomski, Kim Urig, Anna Sexton Aey, members of the Junior League of Youngstown; and Patty Scalzo, guidance counselor at Taft Elementary School.

Proving that they support Junior Achievement and its Done-in-a-Day teaching ...

Proving that they support Junior Achievement and its Done-in-a-Day teaching project are, from left, Michele Merkel, Leah Wilson, Marion Dunham, Nicole Laura Rumble, Nicole Widomski, Kim Urig, Anna Sexton Aey, members of the Junior League ...


Boardman Trustee Tom Costello

Boardman Trustee Tom Costello

Boardman Trustee Tom Costello


President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama


Potholes such as this one in the 1400 block of South Avenue are easy to spot during the day but can be masked in puddles and during night travel. They can cause damage a vehicle’s tires, alignment and suspension.

Potholes such as this one in the 1400 block of ...

Potholes such as this one in the 1400 block of South Avenue are easy to spot during the day but can be masked in puddles and during night travel. They can cause damage a vehicle’s ...


Potholes such as this one in the 1400 block of South Avenue are easy to spot during the day but can be masked in puddles and during night travel. They can cause damage a vehicle’s tires, alignment and suspension.

Potholes such as this one in the 1400 block of ...

Potholes such as this one in the 1400 block of South Avenue are easy to spot during the day but can be masked in puddles and during night travel. They can cause damage a vehicle’s ...


McDonald's Katie Joseph during practice Wednesday at the Warren Harding High School pool

McDonald's Katie Joseph during practice Wednesday at the Warren Harding ...

McDonald's Katie Joseph during practice Wednesday at the Warren Harding High School pool


Joe and Ruth Hayes, who helped found the food pantry in 1985, pack food boxes for distribution. The pantry is located in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church on Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna.

Joe and Ruth Hayes, who helped found the food pantry ...

Joe and Ruth Hayes, who helped found the food pantry in 1985, pack food boxes for distribution. The pantry is located in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church on Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna.


From left, Lakeview's Emilee Gysegem, McDonald's Katie Joseph and Maplewood's Jordan Moxley take a break during practice Wednesday at the Warren Harding High School pool. Since they go to schools that do not boast big swim teams, the girls train together as teammates under coach Frank Supancic. This weekend's district meet in Cleveland will be one of the last times in their high school careers that they will swim together in competition.

From left, Lakeview's Emilee Gysegem, McDonald's Katie Joseph and Maplewood's ...

From left, Lakeview's Emilee Gysegem, McDonald's Katie Joseph and Maplewood's Jordan Moxley take a break during practice Wednesday at the Warren Harding High School pool. Since they go to schools that do not boast big ...


David Fikse, CEO of Northside Medical Center and Forum Health.

David Fikse, CEO of Northside Medical Center and Forum Health.

David Fikse, CEO of Northside Medical Center and Forum Health.


Monster truck driver Dave Rappach

Monster truck driver Dave Rappach

Monster truck driver Dave Rappach


Some homes on Bauker Lane, the small East Side street where gunfire erupted last week leaving some longtime residents feeling trapped in their homes. Police are investigating, but have made no arrests in the shooting.

Some homes on Bauker Lane, the small East Side street ...

Some homes on Bauker Lane, the small East Side street where gunfire erupted last week leaving some longtime residents feeling trapped in their homes. Police are investigating, but have made no arrests in the shooting.


In this April 4, 2010 file photo, a forclosure sign tops the for sale sign outside a home in Denver.  Foreclosure activity jumped in 149 of the 206 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. last year, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday Jan. 27, 2011.

In this April 4, 2010 file photo, a forclosure sign ...

In this April 4, 2010 file photo, a forclosure sign tops the for sale sign outside a home in Denver. Foreclosure activity jumped in 149 of the 206 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. last ...


The Rev. Dr. Erwin M. Smuda, interim pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg.

The Rev. Dr. Erwin M. Smuda, interim pastor of Zion ...

The Rev. Dr. Erwin M. Smuda, interim pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg.


Tom Oliver (33) drives past Mike Thorpe (22) and Isaac Schuster (44) of South Range during their game Wednesday night.

Tom Oliver (33) drives past Mike Thorpe (22) and Isaac ...

Tom Oliver (33) drives past Mike Thorpe (22) and Isaac Schuster (44) of South Range during their game Wednesday night.


Bob Rose, left, and Gerald Rassega, load boxes of food from the Vienna Ecumenical Food Pantry on Warren-Sharon Road into the back of a car. The pantry is operated by three churches — Vienna United Methodist, Vienna Presbyterian, and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, formerly St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Bob Rose, left, and Gerald Rassega, load boxes of food ...

Bob Rose, left, and Gerald Rassega, load boxes of food from the Vienna Ecumenical Food Pantry on Warren-Sharon Road into the back of a car. The pantry is operated by three churches — Vienna United ...


Molly Makselan (Curly's Wife) and TIm Phillips (Lenny) rehearse a scene from the Youngstown Playhouse's production of 'Of Mice and Men,' running February 18th through the 27th.

Molly Makselan (Curly's Wife) and TIm Phillips (Lenny) rehearse a ...

Molly Makselan (Curly's Wife) and TIm Phillips (Lenny) rehearse a scene from the Youngstown Playhouse's production of 'Of Mice and Men,' running February 18th through the 27th.


he cast of the Youngstown Playhouse's production of 'Of Mice and Men,' acts out a scene during a recent rehearsal. The production runs February 18th through the 27th.

he cast of the Youngstown Playhouse's production of 'Of Mice ...

he cast of the Youngstown Playhouse's production of 'Of Mice and Men,' acts out a scene during a recent rehearsal. The production runs February 18th through the 27th.


Delyon Jordan, a senior at Austintown Fitch High School, has a big smile for Jack, a therapy dog and a member of Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley’s new Doggie Brigade. Delyon, 17, is being treated for sickle-cell anemia.

Delyon Jordan, a senior at Austintown Fitch High School, has ...

Delyon Jordan, a senior at Austintown Fitch High School, has a big smile for Jack, a therapy dog and a member of Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley’s new Doggie Brigade. Delyon, 17, is ...


Doing right against blight: The Rev. Greg Maturi, from St. Dominic Church, informed members of the Rotary Club of Austintown about Operation Redemption on the South Side. The area around the church has seen 20 vacant homes demolished, and the 45 that remain are targeted for rehabilitation. Rotary President Susan Leetch, above, right, presented Father Maturi with a certificate of appreciation and showed a book to be donated to Woodside School Library in Austintown, as is done each week in honor of the speaker. At the same meeting, Jennifer Connolly was inducted into the Rotary Club. She is the administrator of Briarfield Assisted Living in Austintown.

Doing right against blight: The Rev. Greg Maturi, from St. ...

Doing right against blight: The Rev. Greg Maturi, from St. Dominic Church, informed members of the Rotary Club of Austintown about Operation Redemption on the South Side. The area around the church has seen 20 ...


Hundreds of unionized firefighters, police officers, teachers and others overflowed a hearing room Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, where supporters testified on a proposal to end collective bargaining in Ohio. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Laura Bischoff)

Hundreds of unionized firefighters, police officers, teachers and others overflowed ...

Hundreds of unionized firefighters, police officers, teachers and others overflowed a hearing room Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, where supporters testified on a proposal to end collective bargaining in Ohio. ...


General Motor Co. Chief Executive Daniel Akerson gestures as he speaks during a media conference in Beijing Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. China will play a much bigger role in GM's plans as it moves to capitalize further on the world's largest auto market, Akerson said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

General Motor Co. Chief Executive Daniel Akerson gestures as he ...

General Motor Co. Chief Executive Daniel Akerson gestures as he speaks during a media conference in Beijing Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. China will play a much bigger role in GM's plans as it moves to ...


YSU - Brett Botsford beats the tag of Jeremy Banks of YSU during their game Sunday afternoon. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

YSU - Brett Botsford beats the tag of Jeremy Banks ...

YSU - Brett Botsford beats the tag of Jeremy Banks of YSU during their game Sunday afternoon. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


George A. Butcher

George A. Butcher

George A. Butcher


Anyone with information about Lori Ann Boffman is asked to call the local FBI office at 330-965-2940 or Liberty Township police at 330-759-1511.

Anyone with information about Lori Ann Boffman is asked to ...

Anyone with information about Lori Ann Boffman is asked to call the local FBI office at 330-965-2940 or Liberty Township police at 330-759-1511.


Siao looks on as students in her seventh-grade class practice writing characters in Chinese. From front to back are Canfield Village Middle School students Nikki Tuchek, Paige Modareli and Nick Sammarco.

Siao looks on as students in her seventh-grade class practice ...

Siao looks on as students in her seventh-grade class practice writing characters in Chinese. From front to back are Canfield Village Middle School students Nikki Tuchek, Paige Modareli and Nick Sammarco.


Makenna Ploessel, 6, uses a Leapfrog electronic pen and headphones to make her way through a book, using both audible and visual cues to learn. Makenna is in kindergarten in Jessica Redmond’s class at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown. The device is one of the educational materials Redmond received after collecting donations online through DonorsChoose.org. The website allows teachers to post the projects or materials they’re requesting and allows people to contribute to them.

Makenna Ploessel, 6, uses a Leapfrog electronic pen and headphones ...

Makenna Ploessel, 6, uses a Leapfrog electronic pen and headphones to make her way through a book, using both audible and visual cues to learn. Makenna is in kindergarten in Jessica Redmond’s class at Taft ...


YSU sophomore forward Brandi Brown, right, leads the Horizon League in scoring at 18.6 points per game. She’s scored 20 or more points 12 times, including eight times in league play.

YSU sophomore forward Brandi Brown, right, leads the Horizon League ...

YSU sophomore forward Brandi Brown, right, leads the Horizon League in scoring at 18.6 points per game. She’s scored 20 or more points 12 times, including eight times in league play.


Above, Josiah Young, 5, participates in an exercise matching words and images with their beginning letter in Kim Marzano’s kindergarten class at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown. Teachers at the school use DonorsChoose.org to garner donations to buy teaching materials for their classrooms.

Above, Josiah Young, 5, participates in an exercise matching words ...

Above, Josiah Young, 5, participates in an exercise matching words and images with their beginning letter in Kim Marzano’s kindergarten class at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown. Teachers at the school use DonorsChoose.org to garner ...


David Johnson

David Johnson

David Johnson


Tom Lamb, of Boardman, center, traveled to California for a fundraiser to benefit Lea Allen, 28, left. Lamb, Allen and Kana Yang, right, all have epithelioid sarcoma and met one another through an online support group.

Tom Lamb, of Boardman, center, traveled to California for a ...

Tom Lamb, of Boardman, center, traveled to California for a fundraiser to benefit Lea Allen, 28, left. Lamb, Allen and Kana Yang, right, all have epithelioid sarcoma and met one another through an online support ...


Darnell Jones, 6, a kindergarten student at Taft Elementary School on Youngstown’s South Side, shows off a stamp he uses to learn counting and reading. Through DonorsChoose.org, teachers at the school have received educational resources and teaching aids through donations — sometimes from complete strangers.

Darnell Jones, 6, a kindergarten student at Taft Elementary School ...

Darnell Jones, 6, a kindergarten student at Taft Elementary School on Youngstown’s South Side, shows off a stamp he uses to learn counting and reading. Through DonorsChoose.org, teachers at the school have received educational resources ...


Michael A. Lee

Michael A. Lee

Michael A. Lee


Will Clark of Struthers, left, shoots around Salem’s Taylor Fredrickson during Tuesday’s game at Struthers.

Will Clark of Struthers, left, shoots around Salem’s Taylor Fredrickson ...

Will Clark of Struthers, left, shoots around Salem’s Taylor Fredrickson during Tuesday’s game at Struthers.


Flanked by, from left, Eagle Scout Joseph Belgrade and Eagle Scout Taylor Marconi is retired Lt. Col. William Moss, who will be one of the honored guests at the sixth annual “Celebration of Scouting” breakfast at the Holiday Inn, Boardman.

Flanked by, from left, Eagle Scout Joseph Belgrade and Eagle ...

Flanked by, from left, Eagle Scout Joseph Belgrade and Eagle Scout Taylor Marconi is retired Lt. Col. William Moss, who will be one of the honored guests at the sixth annual “Celebration of Scouting” breakfast ...


Meridian Community Care social worker, and PANDA club coordinator Beth Bonish talks to Boardman center Middle School students during a PANDA club lock-in. The lock-in was set up to discuss issues surrounding drug and alcohol use prevention as well as decision making techniques. 

Meridian Community Care social worker, and PANDA club coordinator Beth ...

Meridian Community Care social worker, and PANDA club coordinator Beth Bonish talks to Boardman center Middle School students during a PANDA club lock-in. The lock-in was set up to discuss issues surrounding drug and alcohol ...


Camorin McGhee

Camorin McGhee

Camorin McGhee


Longtime Mahoning Valley musician Rocky Chirchiglia in his Austintown muic store.

Longtime Mahoning Valley musician Rocky Chirchiglia in his Austintown muic ...

Longtime Mahoning Valley musician Rocky Chirchiglia in his Austintown muic store.


YSU's Brandi Brown shoots over IPFW's Stephanie Rosado during first half action Saturday at YSU.

YSU's Brandi Brown shoots over IPFW's Stephanie Rosado during first ...

YSU's Brandi Brown shoots over IPFW's Stephanie Rosado during first half action Saturday at YSU.


Kshaun Weaver

Kshaun Weaver

Kshaun Weaver


Newton Falls'  Angela Giuliano (15) and Sadie Noling (2) battle for the ball Monday night in Struthers.

Newton Falls' Angela Giuliano (15) and Sadie Noling (2) battle ...

Newton Falls' Angela Giuliano (15) and Sadie Noling (2) battle for the ball Monday night in Struthers.


YSU 's Joe Iacubuuci gets congrats after hitting a homer in 2nd inning of game 1 Friday.

YSU 's Joe Iacubuuci gets congrats after hitting a homer ...

YSU 's Joe Iacubuuci gets congrats after hitting a homer in 2nd inning of game 1 Friday.


Katelyn Ardale (11) heads down court as Jenn Bjelac (14) plays defense Monday night in Struthers.

Katelyn Ardale (11) heads down court as Jenn Bjelac (14) ...

Katelyn Ardale (11) heads down court as Jenn Bjelac (14) plays defense Monday night in Struthers.


Boardman Township Trustee Larry Moliterno

Boardman Township Trustee Larry Moliterno

Boardman Township Trustee Larry Moliterno


Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa reacts as he leaves federal court in Manhattan after jurors remained deadlock in the racketeering trial against John "Junior" Gotti in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. This is Gotti's fourth trial, the previous three declared mistrials, and each time prosecutors renew accusations that Gotti orchestrated a kidnapping and attempted murder plot against Sliwa.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa reacts as he leaves federal ...

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa reacts as he leaves federal court in Manhattan after jurors remained deadlock in the racketeering trial against John "Junior" Gotti in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. This is Gotti's ...


Jalyn Harper, a first-grader in Andrea McGoogan’s class, got into the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

Jalyn Harper, a first-grader in Andrea McGoogan’s class, got into ...

Jalyn Harper, a first-grader in Andrea McGoogan’s class, got into the spirit of Valentine’s Day.


Senior Boardman Middle School PANDA club members preform a skit on the effects of drugs and alcohol use and poor decision making skills during a lock-In educational event Friday evening at Boardman Center Middle School.

Senior Boardman Middle School PANDA club members preform a skit ...

Senior Boardman Middle School PANDA club members preform a skit on the effects of drugs and alcohol use and poor decision making skills during a lock-In educational event Friday evening at Boardman Center Middle School.


YSU Penguin Kendrick Perry fakes Valparaiso Crusader Kevin Van Wijk.

YSU Penguin Kendrick Perry fakes Valparaiso Crusader Kevin Van Wijk.

YSU Penguin Kendrick Perry fakes Valparaiso Crusader Kevin Van Wijk.


Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter


Teacher Andrea McGoogan and a group of her first-graders talk into toy microphones during a Valentine’s Day party in their room Monday. The microphones were a present to each child from McGoogan.

Teacher Andrea McGoogan and a group of her first-graders talk ...

Teacher Andrea McGoogan and a group of her first-graders talk into toy microphones during a Valentine’s Day party in their room Monday. The microphones were a present to each child from McGoogan.


Salem sophomore wrestler John Halstead

Salem sophomore wrestler John Halstead

Salem sophomore wrestler John Halstead


Brett Botsford beats the tag of YSU's Jeremy Banks during their game Sunday afternoon.

Brett Botsford beats the tag of YSU's Jeremy Banks during ...

Brett Botsford beats the tag of YSU's Jeremy Banks during their game Sunday afternoon.


Nicole Dowell

Nicole Dowell

Nicole Dowell


Never at a loss for words: Struthers Rotary Club is continuing its participation in the Dictionary Project by delivering dictionaries to fourth-grade students in area schools. The goal of the program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners. The dictionaries are given as gifts for each student to use at school and at home. Joining the fourth-grade students at St. Nicholas School, Struthers, as they display their new dictionaries are, from left at back, Taylor Hair, fourth-grade teacher; and Tom Baringer, Bryan Higgins, Marge Diorio, Paul Paris and Dan Becker, Rotary members.

Never at a loss for words: Struthers Rotary Club is ...

Never at a loss for words: Struthers Rotary Club is continuing its participation in the Dictionary Project by delivering dictionaries to fourth-grade students in area schools. The goal of the program is to assist all ...


One to G.R.O.W. on: Warren Republican Women met recently at DiLucia’s Banquet Center on Elm Road. Guest speaker was John Taylor, above, who represents Garden Resources of Warren, also known as G.R.O.W., a volunteer-driven organization that develops abandoned parcels of Trumbull County land into urban community gardens. The organization has eight gardens in Warren. With him is Cary Ann Koren, WRWC program chairwoman.

One to G.R.O.W. on: Warren Republican Women met recently at ...

One to G.R.O.W. on: Warren Republican Women met recently at DiLucia’s Banquet Center on Elm Road. Guest speaker was John Taylor, above, who represents Garden Resources of Warren, also known as G.R.O.W., a volunteer-driven organization ...


Kayleigh Choma, at left, and Christine Holmes will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austintown when they attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference at the Avalon Inn, in Howland.

Kayleigh Choma, at left, and Christine Holmes will be sponsored ...

Kayleigh Choma, at left, and Christine Holmes will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austintown when they attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference at the Avalon Inn, in Howland.


John Legend is seen backstage with the awards for best R&B album, best R&B song, and best traditional R&B vocal performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.

John Legend is seen backstage with the awards for best ...

John Legend is seen backstage with the awards for best R&B album, best R&B song, and best traditional R&B vocal performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.


Rihanna, left, and Eminem perform at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Rihanna, left, and Eminem perform at the 53rd annual Grammy ...

Rihanna, left, and Eminem perform at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.


Ronson McDowell, a fourth grader from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads Barack Obama's back to school speech during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.

Ronson McDowell, a fourth grader from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, ...

Ronson McDowell, a fourth grader from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads Barack Obama's back to school speech during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.


Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson


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Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner and NHL Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux, second from left, is joined by Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, left, and Sidney Crosby, right, for a ceremonial puck drop before  the NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The Capitals won 3-1.

Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner and NHL Hall of Fame center Mario ...

Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner and NHL Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux, second from left, is joined by Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, left, and Sidney Crosby, right, for a ceremonial puck ...


Struthers' Adam Ryczaj (40) looks for help as Colin Reardon (10) and Anthony Machi (2) play defense during their game Wednesday night.

Struthers' Adam Ryczaj (40) looks for help as Colin Reardon ...

Struthers' Adam Ryczaj (40) looks for help as Colin Reardon (10) and Anthony Machi (2) play defense during their game Wednesday night.


Lady Gaga arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on ...

Lady Gaga arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.


Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams reads a speech by then-Senator Barack Obama at the groundbreaking of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams reads a speech by then-Senator Barack ...

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams reads a speech by then-Senator Barack Obama at the groundbreaking of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at ...


Stepping through the door at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the talented area artists.

Stepping through the door at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little ...

Stepping through the door at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the talented area ...


Cee Lo Green performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Cee Lo Green performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards ...

Cee Lo Green performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.


LaBrae's Peyton Aldridge (10) tries to score as  Cody Dillon (10) plays tight defense during their game Tuesday evening.

LaBrae's Peyton Aldridge (10) tries to score as Cody Dillon ...

LaBrae's Peyton Aldridge (10) tries to score as Cody Dillon (10) plays tight defense during their game Tuesday evening.


The Black Keys, Patrick Carney, right, and Dan Auerbach accept the award for best alternative music album during the pre-telecast at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.

The Black Keys, Patrick Carney, right, and Dan Auerbach accept ...

The Black Keys, Patrick Carney, right, and Dan Auerbach accept the award for best alternative music album during the pre-telecast at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.


"Monday Morning Clay Mugs" by Jim Lutz of New Castle grace the shelf at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the talented area artists.

"Monday Morning Clay Mugs" by Jim Lutz of New Castle ...

"Monday Morning Clay Mugs" by Jim Lutz of New Castle grace the shelf at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for ...


Artist Donna Bostardi works on her handcrafted jewelry at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the talented area artists.

Artist Donna Bostardi works on her handcrafted jewelry at 29 ...

Artist Donna Bostardi works on her handcrafted jewelry at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made ...


Pewter, copper and bronze are cleverly made into necklaces and jewelry  by artist Donna Little of Sharon, an accomplished metal smith, at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the talented area artists.

Pewter, copper and bronze are cleverly made into necklaces and ...

Pewter, copper and bronze are cleverly made into necklaces and jewelry by artist Donna Little of Sharon, an accomplished metal smith, at 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just ...


Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams reads a speech by then Senator Barack Obama at the groundbreaking of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams reads a speech by then Senator ...

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams reads a speech by then Senator Barack Obama at the groundbreaking of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools ...


McDonald's Matthias Tayala (24) drives to the net during a game at Western Reserve High School on Friday evening.

McDonald's Matthias Tayala (24) drives to the net during a ...

McDonald's Matthias Tayala (24) drives to the net during a game at Western Reserve High School on Friday evening.


Jeff Gordon, left, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. hold their awards for winning the top two spots in qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. Earnhardt won the pole position with a speed of 186.089 mph.

Jeff Gordon, left, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. hold their awards ...

Jeff Gordon, left, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. hold their awards for winning the top two spots in qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. ...


In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, Eric Fitch holds a Magic Hat glass in front of the digester building at the brewery in South Burlington, Vt.  The Vermont brewery is giving new meaning to the idea of green beer. Magic Hat Brewing Co., of South Burlington, is the first site to use a device that turns spent grain from the brewing process into natural gas that is then used to fuel brewing operations.  The 42-foot tall anaerobic methane digester, installed last summer, extracts energy from the spent hops, barley and yeast left over from the brewing process.

In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, Eric Fitch holds a ...

In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, Eric Fitch holds a Magic Hat glass in front of the digester building at the brewery in South Burlington, Vt. The Vermont brewery is giving new meaning to the ...


A'Mya Moody, a second-grader from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads a selection called "Books" during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.

A'Mya Moody, a second-grader from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads ...

A'Mya Moody, a second-grader from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads a selection called "Books" during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.


Roland C. Barksdale-Hall reads a selection from his book "Under African Skies" during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.

Roland C. Barksdale-Hall reads a selection from his book "Under ...

Roland C. Barksdale-Hall reads a selection from his book "Under African Skies" during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.


The Copper Doors entice the public into 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the talented area artists.

The Copper Doors entice the public into 29 Logan Ave., ...

The Copper Doors entice the public into 29 Logan Ave., "A Little Gallery on the West Hill." The gallery, just west of downtown Sharon, is a mecca for handmade art deco, all made by the ...


Kaylee Cerbus, a kindergartener from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads "Making a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich" during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.

Kaylee Cerbus, a kindergartener from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads ...

Kaylee Cerbus, a kindergartener from Paul C. Bunn Elementary, reads "Making a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich" during the African American Read-In held by the Youngstown City Schools at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman.


Sassy Pickard of Youngstown demonstrates bunny massage as a way to relax and bond with ones pet rabbit. Pickard is the head of the Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary or F5RS and in observance of National Adopt a Rabbit Month the group held wellness checks and classes throughout Saturday morning and afternoon at Petco in Boardman.

Sassy Pickard of Youngstown demonstrates bunny massage as a way ...

Sassy Pickard of Youngstown demonstrates bunny massage as a way to relax and bond with ones pet rabbit. Pickard is the head of the Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary or F5RS ...


Jessica Myers from Youngstown State University’s Armed Forces Student Association and Gianna Zamudio, a kindergarten student at Zion Christian School at Zion Lutheran Church in Youngstown, share a quiet moment while creating Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to troops in Afghanistan. George McDonnell, a local business leader, has been instrumental in providing connections for delivery of the valentines. The event was sponsored by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health.

Jessica Myers from Youngstown State University’s Armed Forces Student Association ...

Jessica Myers from Youngstown State University’s Armed Forces Student Association and Gianna Zamudio, a kindergarten student at Zion Christian School at Zion Lutheran Church in Youngstown, share a quiet moment while creating Valentine’s Day cards ...


Keith Bliss (left) and his brother Dale (right) owners of the Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland.

Keith Bliss (left) and his brother Dale (right) owners of ...

Keith Bliss (left) and his brother Dale (right) owners of the Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland.


Alaina Moody proudly shows off the Valentine’s Day card that she and her military partner made for troops in Afghanistan.

Alaina Moody proudly shows off the Valentine’s Day card that ...

Alaina Moody proudly shows off the Valentine’s Day card that she and her military partner made for troops in Afghanistan.


Austintown Resident Debbie Precurato.

Austintown Resident Debbie Precurato.

Austintown Resident Debbie Precurato.


Mourners of the death of Jamail Johnson comfort one another at his funeral service held at YSU's Beeghly Center Saturday morning. Johnson, a YSU senior,  was killed in a shooting early February 6 at his residence north of the YSU campus. 11 people, including six YSU students, were wounded.

Mourners of the death of Jamail Johnson comfort one another ...

Mourners of the death of Jamail Johnson comfort one another at his funeral service held at YSU's Beeghly Center Saturday morning. Johnson, a YSU senior, was killed in a shooting early February 6 at his ...


Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail ...

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.


Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail ...

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.


Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail ...

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.


Youngstown Phantoms goaltender Matt O’Connor

Youngstown Phantoms goaltender Matt O’Connor

Youngstown Phantoms goaltender Matt O’Connor


Mourners gather to offer their support to the family of Jamail Johnson Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center. Johnson, a YSU senior,  was killed in a shooting early February 6th at his residence north of the YSU campus. 11 people, including six YSU students, were wounded.

Mourners gather to offer their support to the family of ...

Mourners gather to offer their support to the family of Jamail Johnson Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center. Johnson, a YSU senior, was killed in a shooting early February 6th at his residence north of ...


Quaker Steak and Lube, 5800 Interstate Blvd., Austintown.

Quaker Steak and Lube, 5800 Interstate Blvd., Austintown.

Quaker Steak and Lube, 5800 Interstate Blvd., Austintown.


Aidan Hankey, right, and William Ronci from Shepherd of The Valley-Poland and a World War II Army veteran, share a laugh while making Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to military personnel in Afghanistan. Aidan is a kindergarten student at Zion Christian School at Zion Lutheran Church in Youngstown. Ronci fought in several battles with the 3rd and 7th Armies in their drive across Europe toward Germany. A group of young veterans, members of the Armed Forces Student Association at Youngstown State University, also participated in the event sponsored by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health.

Aidan Hankey, right, and William Ronci from Shepherd of The ...

Aidan Hankey, right, and William Ronci from Shepherd of The Valley-Poland and a World War II Army veteran, share a laugh while making Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to military personnel in Afghanistan. Aidan ...


Youngstown Penguin Tieara Jones drives to the hoop and is defended by Valparaiso's Maegan Callaway.

Youngstown Penguin Tieara Jones drives to the hoop and is ...

Youngstown Penguin Tieara Jones drives to the hoop and is defended by Valparaiso's Maegan Callaway.


A mourner is escorted away from the casket of shooting victim Jamail Johnson during Saturdays calling hours at YSU's Beeghly Center.

A mourner is escorted away from the casket of shooting ...

A mourner is escorted away from the casket of shooting victim Jamail Johnson during Saturdays calling hours at YSU's Beeghly Center.


Brighid Donnelly, 8, of Austintown, learns to massage her pet rabbit, Andy, Saturday afternoon at Petco in Boardman.

Brighid Donnelly, 8, of Austintown, learns to massage her pet ...

Brighid Donnelly, 8, of Austintown, learns to massage her pet rabbit, Andy, Saturday afternoon at Petco in Boardman.


Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers

Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers

Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers


Youngstown Phantom Mike Ambrosia and the Lincoln Stars' Chris Casto fight for possession of the puck.

Youngstown Phantom Mike Ambrosia and the Lincoln Stars' Chris Casto ...

Youngstown Phantom Mike Ambrosia and the Lincoln Stars' Chris Casto fight for possession of the puck.


A fellow mourner comforts YSU's President Cynthia E. Anderson at the funeral of Jamail Johnson Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center. Johnson, a YSU senior,  was killed in a shooting early February 6th at his residence north of the YSU campus. 11 people, including six YSU students, were wounded.

A fellow mourner comforts YSU's President Cynthia E. Anderson at ...

A fellow mourner comforts YSU's President Cynthia E. Anderson at the funeral of Jamail Johnson Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center. Johnson, a YSU senior, was killed in a shooting early February 6th at his ...


Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube manager Wanda Keller.

Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube manager Wanda Keller.

Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube manager Wanda Keller.


Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail ...

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity gather during Jamail Johnson's calling hours Saturday morning at YSU's Beeghly Center.


FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Chuck Tanner smiles during a photo next to a replica of the outfield wall at Forbes Field on display at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Tanner, who managed the Pirates to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home in New Castle, Pa., after a long illness, the team Pirates said. He was 81. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, former ...

FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Chuck Tanner smiles during a photo next to a replica of the outfield wall at Forbes Field on display at PNC Park ...


Brian Brownlie proposed to his wife Melanie on a North Carolina beach in 2008 by leaving a shell in the sand that read, “Will you marry me? I love you!” The couple has been married since 2009.

Brian Brownlie proposed to his wife Melanie on a North ...

Brian Brownlie proposed to his wife Melanie on a North Carolina beach in 2008 by leaving a shell in the sand that read, “Will you marry me? I love you!” The couple has been married ...


Jamelle Jackson ( on video screen)

Jamelle Jackson ( on video screen)

Jamelle Jackson ( on video screen)


Jesse Sellars

Jesse Sellars

Jesse Sellars


Joellin Chance and Elan Caruso, both officers for the junior class at Fitch High School, helped raise money Friday for an Austintown family whose son, Jesse Sellars, died last week. The money will be given to the family to help with funeral costs.

Joellin Chance and Elan Caruso, both officers for the junior ...

Joellin Chance and Elan Caruso, both officers for the junior class at Fitch High School, helped raise money Friday for an Austintown family whose son, Jesse Sellars, died last week. The money will be given ...


Susan Kondos walks her three dogs at Yellow Creek Park in Struthers on Thursday afternoon. Kondos, a self-proclaimed dog lover, said she’s excited for the Mill Creek MetroParks’ new membership program MetroMutts, which invites residents and their dogs into the MetroParks for throughout the year.

Susan Kondos walks her three dogs at Yellow Creek Park ...

Susan Kondos walks her three dogs at Yellow Creek Park in Struthers on Thursday afternoon. Kondos, a self-proclaimed dog lover, said she’s excited for the Mill Creek MetroParks’ new membership program MetroMutts, which invites residents ...


Amal Ilain of Youngstown was one of about 40 demonstrators who celebrated Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation Friday in downtown Youngstown. The banner read, “Egyptians Deserve Democracy.”

Amal Ilain of Youngstown was one of about 40 demonstrators ...

Amal Ilain of Youngstown was one of about 40 demonstrators who celebrated Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation Friday in downtown Youngstown. The banner read, “Egyptians Deserve Democracy.”


Demonstrators from the Arab American Cultural and Education Center gather at the Thomas Lambros Federal Courthouse in downtown Youngstown to celebrate Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as president of Egypt.

Demonstrators from the Arab American Cultural and Education Center gather ...

Demonstrators from the Arab American Cultural and Education Center gather at the Thomas Lambros Federal Courthouse in downtown Youngstown to celebrate Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as president of Egypt.


South Range junior Dan Good is fouled by Springfield junior Nick Russell.

South Range junior Dan Good is fouled by Springfield junior ...

South Range junior Dan Good is fouled by Springfield junior Nick Russell.


Asa Bush

Asa Bush

Asa Bush


Demetrius Wright

Demetrius Wright

Demetrius Wright


Salam Elwanni of Youngstown holds a sign referring to the recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and speculating on which country could protest for its freedom next. She was among about 40 demonstrators celebrating the departure of Hosni Mubarak as Egypt’s president at a downtown Youngstown rally Friday in front of the Lambros Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Market Street. In the background is the Mahoning County Courthouse.

Salam Elwanni of Youngstown holds a sign referring to the ...

Salam Elwanni of Youngstown holds a sign referring to the recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and speculating on which country could protest for its freedom next. She was among about 40 demonstrators celebrating the ...


Jamelle Jackson

Jamelle Jackson

Jamelle Jackson


Lauren Mechling, junior class counselor at Fitch High School, said student Jesse Sellars was always joking and smiling. Sellars, 17, died last week of pneumonia after a short illness.

Lauren Mechling, junior class counselor at Fitch High School, said ...

Lauren Mechling, junior class counselor at Fitch High School, said student Jesse Sellars was always joking and smiling. Sellars, 17, died last week of pneumonia after a short illness.


South Range junior Jordan Baker tries to maintain possession of the ball while his guarded by (14) Brad Ferraro and (31) Ron Rogers.

South Range junior Jordan Baker tries to maintain possession of ...

South Range junior Jordan Baker tries to maintain possession of the ball while his guarded by (14) Brad Ferraro and (31) Ron Rogers.


Junior Principal Dennis Jasinski said students, faculty and staff in the Austintown school district come together in times of tragedy. He worked with the late Jesse Sellars, who was a student office aide, and said he was reliable and came highly recommended.

Junior Principal Dennis Jasinski said students, faculty and staff in ...

Junior Principal Dennis Jasinski said students, faculty and staff in the Austintown school district come together in times of tragedy. He worked with the late Jesse Sellars, who was a student office aide, and said ...


Poland’s Anthony Machi (2) swats the ball away from Canfi eld defenders P.J. Stickle (2) and Jake Ferrier (33) during an All-American Conference Red Tier basketball game Friday at Poland High School. The Bulldogs won 50-41 to give coach Ken Grisdale his 300th career victory.

Poland’s Anthony Machi (2) swats the ball away from Canfi ...

Poland’s Anthony Machi (2) swats the ball away from Canfi eld defenders P.J. Stickle (2) and Jake Ferrier (33) during an All-American Conference Red Tier basketball game Friday at Poland High School. The Bulldogs won ...


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From left, Junior Group of Goodwill volunteers Patty Suchora, Kathy Gerberry, Sue Miller and Shirley Rodgers display items to be auctioned off during the 19th annual Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectibles auction on March 5. The two-day event begins with a gala on March 4, which includes a jewelry sale, live auction of new items a basket raffle, silent auction and a basket auction.

From left, Junior Group of Goodwill volunteers Patty Suchora, Kathy ...

From left, Junior Group of Goodwill volunteers Patty Suchora, Kathy Gerberry, Sue Miller and Shirley Rodgers display items to be auctioned off during the 19th annual Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectibles auction on ...


Mr. and Mrs. John Abrigg

Mr. and Mrs. John Abrigg

Mr. and Mrs. John Abrigg


Dayna Despetorich and Jonathan Codispoti

Dayna Despetorich and Jonathan Codispoti

Dayna Despetorich and Jonathan Codispoti


Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hawkins

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hawkins

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hawkins


Mr. and Mrs. William Staaf Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William Staaf Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William Staaf Jr.


Hughes

Hughes

Hughes


Stephen D. Pupillo and Sarah A. Kusky

Stephen D. Pupillo and Sarah A. Kusky

Stephen D. Pupillo and Sarah A. Kusky


Robert J. Hepfner and Aylin Ulus

Robert J. Hepfner and Aylin Ulus

Robert J. Hepfner and Aylin Ulus


Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Tock

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Tock

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Tock


Mr. and Mrs. William Watson

Mr. and Mrs. William Watson

Mr. and Mrs. William Watson


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William E. Lucrell and Joelle M. Wells

William E. Lucrell and Joelle M. Wells

William E. Lucrell and Joelle M. Wells


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Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, left, and David Lighty go up for a rebound over Michigan's Zack Novak during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Ohio State won 62-53. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, left, and David Lighty go up ...

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, left, and David Lighty go up for a rebound over Michigan's Zack Novak during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Ohio ...


Volunteer Mel Petefish of Liberty, loads a car full of donated food from Share Outreach program Wednesday afternoon. The program runs out of the Pleasant Valley Church in Niles once a week and provides food and clothing to those in need.

Volunteer Mel Petefish of Liberty, loads a car full of ...

Volunteer Mel Petefish of Liberty, loads a car full of donated food from Share Outreach program Wednesday afternoon. The program runs out of the Pleasant Valley Church in Niles once a week and provides food ...


Youngstown State’s Tiera Jones (32) tries to get around Butler’s Chloe Hamilton (32 pink) during Thursday’s Horizon League game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The  Penguins were unable to stop Hamilton, who scored 34 points to lead the No. 2 Bulldogs to a 73-56 win. Jones had 12 points for YSU.

Youngstown State’s Tiera Jones (32) tries to get around Butler’s ...

Youngstown State’s Tiera Jones (32) tries to get around Butler’s Chloe Hamilton (32 pink) during Thursday’s Horizon League game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins were unable to stop Hamilton, who scored 34 points to ...


Warren Harding’s Kourtney Williams (32) drives to the hoop as (15) Paige Loychik (15) and Taylor Williams defend during their basketball game Thursday in Warren. The Tigers (17-1) took the lead midwaythrough the first period and never trailed on the way to a 45-44 victory.

Warren Harding’s Kourtney Williams (32) drives to the hoop as ...

Warren Harding’s Kourtney Williams (32) drives to the hoop as (15) Paige Loychik (15) and Taylor Williams defend during their basketball game Thursday in Warren. The Tigers (17-1) took the lead midwaythrough the first period ...


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Canfield High School senior swimmer Gavin Trebilock

Canfield High School senior swimmer Gavin Trebilock

Canfield High School senior swimmer Gavin Trebilock


Canfield High School senior Gavin Trebilock practices at the Beeghly Center at YSU.

Canfield High School senior Gavin Trebilock practices at the Beeghly ...

Canfield High School senior Gavin Trebilock practices at the Beeghly Center at YSU.


Debby Blalock of Canfield won a two-year lease on this new Chevrolet Cruze donated by Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown, an incentive for the 2010 fundraising campaign for United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. The United Way exceeded its $2.5 million goal. Surrounding the grand prize are, from left, Bill Padisak, chairman of the UW’s trustee board; David Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 1714, Lordstown, where the Cruze is made; Bob Parcell, General Motors Lordstown plant manager; Bill Piechocki, GM personnel director; and Jim Graham, president of UAW Local 1112.

Debby Blalock of Canfield won a two-year lease on this ...

Debby Blalock of Canfield won a two-year lease on this new Chevrolet Cruze donated by Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown, an incentive for the 2010 fundraising campaign for United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. ...


Jaleesa Moore sits with her daughter, Olivia, 9 months, inside her Girard home. Moore was shot in the side and elbow early Sunday while attending a party near the Youngstown State University campus where she is a sophomore. Another student was killed. The bones in her elbow had to be surgically reconstructed.

Jaleesa Moore sits with her daughter, Olivia, 9 months, inside ...

Jaleesa Moore sits with her daughter, Olivia, 9 months, inside her Girard home. Moore was shot in the side and elbow early Sunday while attending a party near the Youngstown State University campus where she ...


Maria Selak, childrens librarian at the Girard Free Library, donned hearts to help illustrate the Valentine’s Day theme of storytime Wednesday at the library. Children also got to make a craft and get a snack.

Maria Selak, childrens librarian at the Girard Free Library, donned ...

Maria Selak, childrens librarian at the Girard Free Library, donned hearts to help illustrate the Valentine’s Day theme of storytime Wednesday at the library. Children also got to make a craft and get a snack.


School children  enjoy themselves at Phantoms Hockey game Wednesday morning at the Covelli Center.

School children enjoy themselves at Phantoms Hockey game Wednesday morning ...

School children enjoy themselves at Phantoms Hockey game Wednesday morning at the Covelli Center.


The Phantoms' Stephen Collins and Indiana's Tim Smith go for the puck Wednesday morning at the Covelli Center.

The Phantoms' Stephen Collins and Indiana's Tim Smith go for ...

The Phantoms' Stephen Collins and Indiana's Tim Smith go for the puck Wednesday morning at the Covelli Center.


Gina Rango

Gina Rango

Gina Rango


Irene Denney, a 6th grader from Niles, shows her team spirit during a Phantoms Hockey game Wednesday morning at the Covelli Center. The Phantoms took on the Indiana Ice in a 10 a.m. game with school children from the area attending.

Irene Denney, a 6th grader from Niles, shows her team ...

Irene Denney, a 6th grader from Niles, shows her team spirit during a Phantoms Hockey game Wednesday morning at the Covelli Center. The Phantoms took on the Indiana Ice in a 10 a.m. game with ...


Jerrell Shorter, an eighth-grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, shows a letter he wrote to the late Jamail Johnson, the YSU student who died in Sunday’s shootings.

Jerrell Shorter, an eighth-grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, shows ...

Jerrell Shorter, an eighth-grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, shows a letter he wrote to the late Jamail Johnson, the YSU student who died in Sunday’s shootings.


Ryan Belonger makes a one legged shot past Jordan Young of Indiana Wed morning at the Covelli Center. The Phantoms took on the Indiana Ice in a 10 am game with school children from the area attending.

Ryan Belonger makes a one legged shot past Jordan Young ...

Ryan Belonger makes a one legged shot past Jordan Young of Indiana Wed morning at the Covelli Center. The Phantoms took on the Indiana Ice in a 10 am game with school children from the ...


The 232 weapons in three large rolling bins and four milk crates were on display at the Cleveland Police headquarters confiscated from Abbot John Henry of St. Herman's House of Hospitality in Cleveland February 8, 2011.  Investigators with Henry's consent  rounded up 80 guns with ammunition from a home near St. Herman's. On Friday, another 150 guns and ammunition were recovered from a Trumbull County farm the shelter owns.

The 232 weapons in three large rolling bins and four ...

The 232 weapons in three large rolling bins and four milk crates were on display at the Cleveland Police headquarters confiscated from Abbot John Henry of St. Herman's House of Hospitality in Cleveland February 8, ...


Sarah Casello-Rees is the owner of The Lice Brigade and boutique in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which specializing in treating lice called Rapunzel's Lice. She holds the LouseBuster device that helps treat lice on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

Sarah Casello-Rees is the owner of The Lice Brigade and ...

Sarah Casello-Rees is the owner of The Lice Brigade and boutique in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which specializing in treating lice called Rapunzel's Lice. She holds the LouseBuster device that helps treat lice on Wednesday, January ...


YSU Softball Coach Brian Campbell

YSU Softball Coach Brian Campbell

YSU Softball Coach Brian Campbell


Sarah Casello-Rees, owner of The Lice Brigade and the boutique in Ann Arbor, Michigan, appears with her son, Donovan Rees, 7, who had lice for the first time in 2007. His lice prompted her to start her business one year later.

Sarah Casello-Rees, owner of The Lice Brigade and the boutique ...

Sarah Casello-Rees, owner of The Lice Brigade and the boutique in Ann Arbor, Michigan, appears with her son, Donovan Rees, 7, who had lice for the first time in 2007. His lice prompted her to ...


Jason Whitehead, Chief of Staff for Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Jason Whitehead, Chief of Staff for Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams

Jason Whitehead, Chief of Staff for Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams


Woodrow Wilson Middle School eighth graders, from left, Allen Torres, Ramses Terry, Charles Dorsett Jr. and Jo’Nell Jackson, talk about Jamail Johnson, a Youngstown State University student killed in a weekend shooting. Johnson worked as a math tutor at the school and students wrote letters, created cards and made posters in his memory.

Woodrow Wilson Middle School eighth graders, from left, Allen Torres, ...

Woodrow Wilson Middle School eighth graders, from left, Allen Torres, Ramses Terry, Charles Dorsett Jr. and Jo’Nell Jackson, talk about Jamail Johnson, a Youngstown State University student killed in a weekend shooting. Johnson worked as ...


Casimiro Ellis

Casimiro Ellis

Casimiro Ellis


Abbot John of  Henry of St. Herman's Monastary and House of Hospitality leaves a  Dept. of Motor Vehicles bureau in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2007. Henry, 58, is under investigation after police and federal agents found 130 guns and boxes of ammunition Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at a Trumbull county farm affiliated with the shelter, in addition to 80 guns and boxes of ammunition confiscated from Henry in January.

Abbot John of Henry of St. Herman's Monastary and House ...

Abbot John of Henry of St. Herman's Monastary and House of Hospitality leaves a Dept. of Motor Vehicles bureau in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2007. Henry, 58, is under investigation after police and federal agents ...


Molly Durkin, 4, works on her Valentine mouse after Valentine storytime at the Girard Free Library Wednesday.

Molly Durkin, 4, works on her Valentine mouse after Valentine ...

Molly Durkin, 4, works on her Valentine mouse after Valentine storytime at the Girard Free Library Wednesday.


Wilson Middle School eighth grader Lynell Lockhart holds a card he made in memory of the late Jamail Johnson who was a math tutor at Wilson.

Wilson Middle School eighth grader Lynell Lockhart holds a card ...

Wilson Middle School eighth grader Lynell Lockhart holds a card he made in memory of the late Jamail Johnson who was a math tutor at Wilson.


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A special valentine event: A Valentine’s Day dinner and evening of entertainment have been planned for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road in Canfield Township, as a benefit for the center. Pianist Thomas Solich will provide dinner music, and the Ursuline High School Chorus will entertain after the dinner. The gourmet meal will feature a Valentine theme and a chocolate fondue dessert. Standing, from left, Joan Sonnett and Becky Fisher approve the menu held by Sister Nancy Dawson, general superior for the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. Tickets cost $22 each or $200 for a table of 10. For tickets or additional information call the center at 330-799-4941.

A special valentine event: A Valentine’s Day dinner and evening ...

A special valentine event: A Valentine’s Day dinner and evening of entertainment have been planned for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road in Canfield Township, as a benefit for the center. ...


Receiving recognition: In honor of School Board Recognition Month, Columbiana County Recorder Craig Brown presented Salem City School Board members with an Ohio state flag. Pictured, from left, are Nick Bush, Brown, Steve Bailey, Brad Myers, Andrew Null and Jeff Cushman.

Receiving recognition: In honor of School Board Recognition Month, Columbiana ...

Receiving recognition: In honor of School Board Recognition Month, Columbiana County Recorder Craig Brown presented Salem City School Board members with an Ohio state flag. Pictured, from left, are Nick Bush, Brown, Steve Bailey, Brad ...


David Walker, 41, and Susan Morgione, 46, recently opened Canfield Wood Folk Designs and Home Decor at 79 N. Broad Street in the city. The shop features items that are hand-carved by Walker, as well as other home decor, art and craft items.

David Walker, 41, and Susan Morgione, 46, recently opened Canfield ...

David Walker, 41, and Susan Morgione, 46, recently opened Canfield Wood Folk Designs and Home Decor at 79 N. Broad Street in the city. The shop features items that are hand-carved by Walker, as well ...


Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, right, shoots over Purdue's Travis Carroll during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, right, shoots over Purdue's Travis Carroll ...

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, right, shoots over Purdue's Travis Carroll during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


Canfield High School students work to edit a commercial they made, advertising the clothing they will sell through their Intro to Business class. Seniors Brad Kelly, left, Ryan Camardo and Ryan O’Hara and freshman Alex Heldrerk shot the video in class last week.

Canfield High School students work to edit a commercial they ...

Canfield High School students work to edit a commercial they made, advertising the clothing they will sell through their Intro to Business class. Seniors Brad Kelly, left, Ryan Camardo and Ryan O’Hara and freshman Alex ...


YSU's Adam Kagarise at the Horizon League Championships

YSU's Adam Kagarise at the Horizon League Championships

YSU's Adam Kagarise at the Horizon League Championships


YSU's Alisha Anthony at the Horizon League Championships

YSU's Alisha Anthony at the Horizon League Championships

YSU's Alisha Anthony at the Horizon League Championships


Investigators continued to work throughout the day Tuesday in this  house at 138 S. Cleveland Avenue in Niles to uncover evidence of  what caused the death of Lisa Fisher, 39. She was found dead on the  
couch in the house on Monday afternoon, while her husband, John  Fisher, 53, was found badly injured from apparent self-inflicted  lacerations in a bedroom.

Investigators continued to work throughout the day Tuesday in this ...

Investigators continued to work throughout the day Tuesday in this house at 138 S. Cleveland Avenue in Niles to uncover evidence of what caused the death of Lisa Fisher, 39. She was found dead on ...


Senior Toni Topoleski and freshman Anna Lugono  work on the color design of the T shirt the Intro to Business class will sell this year.

Senior Toni Topoleski and freshman Anna Lugono work on the ...

Senior Toni Topoleski and freshman Anna Lugono work on the color design of the T shirt the Intro to Business class will sell this year.


BOYS BBALL -  Jacob Jaros (40) drives to the hoop as  Brian Moser (44) plays tight defense during their game Tuesday evening.

BOYS BBALL - Jacob Jaros (40) drives to the hoop ...

BOYS BBALL - Jacob Jaros (40) drives to the hoop as Brian Moser (44) plays tight defense during their game Tuesday evening.


Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal, center, is shoved into Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason (1) by defenseman Fedor Tyutin (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal, center, is shoved into Columbus Blue ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal, center, is shoved into Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason (1) by defenseman Fedor Tyutin (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.


Ohio State head coach Thad Matta is seen during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta is seen during the ...

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta is seen during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.


Astronaut Michael Foreman addresses 250 science teachers attending Trumbull County Educational Service Center’s professional development program Tuesday  at Girard High School. Foreman shared insight into two space missions in which he logged more than 637 hours in space and five space walks. He also spoke to a group of Girard students.

Astronaut Michael Foreman addresses 250 science teachers attending Trumbull County ...

Astronaut Michael Foreman addresses 250 science teachers attending Trumbull County Educational Service Center’s professional development program Tuesday at Girard High School. Foreman shared insight into two space missions in which he logged more than 637 ...


Canfield Wood Folk Designs and Home Decor opened at 79 N. Broad Street about two weeks ago. David Walker, who opened the store with long-term girlfriend Susan Morgione, said he hand-carves many of the items, including the wooden window treatments shown in the store’s second-floor windows.

Canfield Wood Folk Designs and Home Decor opened at 79 ...

Canfield Wood Folk Designs and Home Decor opened at 79 N. Broad Street about two weeks ago. David Walker, who opened the store with long-term girlfriend Susan Morgione, said he hand-carves many of the items, ...


Smith

Smith

Smith


Egyptian Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, talks at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb.7, 2011. A Google manager held in Egypt for about 10 days over anti-government protests was freed Monday.  (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

Egyptian Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, talks at ...

Egyptian Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, talks at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb.7, 2011. A Google manager held in Egypt for about 10 days over anti-government protests was freed Monday. (AP ...


(23) Chelsea Bennett of East goes to the hoop as (21) Erin Maldonado tries to keep her from scoring during thier game Monday night in Youngstown. (13) Sharday Baines and (20) Martha Thompson are in on the play.

(23) Chelsea Bennett of East goes to the hoop as ...

(23) Chelsea Bennett of East goes to the hoop as (21) Erin Maldonado tries to keep her from scoring during thier game Monday night in Youngstown. (13) Sharday Baines and (20) Martha Thompson are in ...


(21) Ashlyn Baker of East is fouled by (35) Monet Saunders during thier game Monday night in Youngstown.

(21) Ashlyn Baker of East is fouled by (35) Monet ...

(21) Ashlyn Baker of East is fouled by (35) Monet Saunders during thier game Monday night in Youngstown.


YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in the foot during an off campus party.

YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in ...

YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in the foot during an off campus party.


YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.

YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer ...

YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.


YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.

YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer ...

YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.


YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson talks about being shot in the leg during an off campus party.

YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson talks about being shot in ...

YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson talks about being shot in the leg during an off campus party.


YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of a YSU student newspaper while talking about a shooting during an off campus party.

YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of a ...

YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of a YSU student newspaper while talking about a shooting during an off campus party.


Gov. John Kasich  came to YSU the day after the shooting that claimed the life of 25-year-old Jamail Johnson of Indiana Avenue.

Gov. John Kasich came to YSU the day after the ...

Gov. John Kasich came to YSU the day after the shooting that claimed the life of 25-year-old Jamail Johnson of Indiana Avenue.


Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because he says he didn’t realize he’d been shot and sought medical attention on his own.

Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who ...

Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because ...


Jeanna Denson, left, Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon participate in Monday’s prayer service at Youngstown State University, after weekend shootings left one YSU student dead.

Jeanna Denson, left, Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon participate in ...

Jeanna Denson, left, Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon participate in Monday’s prayer service at Youngstown State University, after weekend shootings left one YSU student dead.


Columbus Jones, Jr.

Columbus Jones, Jr.

Columbus Jones, Jr.


Youngstown State University student Dezmond Riley talks about a weekend shooting that killed one student and injured several others at an off-campus party. Riley described the mood on campus as dim.

Youngstown State University student Dezmond Riley talks about a weekend ...

Youngstown State University student Dezmond Riley talks about a weekend shooting that killed one student and injured several others at an off-campus party. Riley described the mood on campus as dim.


Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander, Youngstown State University students and members of sorority Zeta Phi Beta, collect donations before a campus prayer service for shooting victim Jamail Johnson’s family.

Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander, Youngstown State University students ...

Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander, Youngstown State University students and members of sorority Zeta Phi Beta, collect donations before a campus prayer service for shooting victim Jamail Johnson’s family.


Boardman High School 10th grade band member Alyssa Vivacqua plays bass during a practice.

Boardman High School 10th grade band member Alyssa Vivacqua plays ...

Boardman High School 10th grade band member Alyssa Vivacqua plays bass during a practice.


Members of Youngstown State University’s Moot Court Team, from left, James Toliver of Youngstown, a sophomore; and Mark Cornman, Travis Watson and Kevin Hulick, all juniors from Austintown; traveled to Tulane University in New Orleans last month to compete in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s national competition.

Members of Youngstown State University’s Moot Court Team, from left, ...

Members of Youngstown State University’s Moot Court Team, from left, James Toliver of Youngstown, a sophomore; and Mark Cornman, Travis Watson and Kevin Hulick, all juniors from Austintown; traveled to Tulane University in New Orleans ...


Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws during the second half ...

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.


Boardman High School 12th grade band member Melanie D'eramo plays the trumpet during a practice. She is among 275 musicians in the Marching Band who have split up into other bands and ensembles for the winter season.

Boardman High School 12th grade band member Melanie D'eramo plays ...

Boardman High School 12th grade band member Melanie D'eramo plays the trumpet during a practice. She is among 275 musicians in the Marching Band who have split up into other bands and ensembles for the ...


Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because he says he didn’t realize he’d been shot and sought medical attention on his own.

Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who ...

Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because ...


Boardman High School Director of Bands Thomas Ruggieri keeps the musicians busy throughout the year with concerts, competitions and other special events.

Boardman High School Director of Bands Thomas Ruggieri keeps the ...

Boardman High School Director of Bands Thomas Ruggieri keeps the musicians busy throughout the year with concerts, competitions and other special events.


Mahoning County Engineer Richard Marsico

Mahoning County Engineer Richard Marsico

Mahoning County Engineer Richard Marsico


YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away a tear before reading a poem during a prayer service on campus Monday. Watson was friends with Jamail Johnson, the man killed in the weekend shooting at an off-campus party. He wrote the poem for his late friend.

YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away a tear before reading ...

YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away a tear before reading a poem during a prayer service on campus Monday. Watson was friends with Jamail Johnson, the man killed in the weekend shooting at an off-campus ...


In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, Erik Yehl, 11, smiles in the auditorium of his school in Chicago. Yehl, who has been stuttering since preschool, said the film "The King's Speech",  about a stuttering monarch, was sometimes tough to watch, because it hit so close to home. The award-winning film reveals myths and fascinating truths about stuttering, and has won praise from stutterers of all ages.

In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, Erik Yehl, 11, ...

In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, Erik Yehl, 11, smiles in the auditorium of his school in Chicago. Yehl, who has been stuttering since preschool, said the film "The King's Speech", about a stuttering ...


Kevin Gadley

Kevin Gadley

Kevin Gadley


YSU student Dezmond Riley talks about a shooting off campus.

YSU student Dezmond Riley talks about a shooting off campus.

YSU student Dezmond Riley talks about a shooting off campus.


Boardman High School 12th grade band member Tony Colella plays trombone during practice. Celella is one of 275 musicians in the Marching Band who have split up into other bands and ensembles for the winter season.

Boardman High School 12th grade band member Tony Colella plays ...

Boardman High School 12th grade band member Tony Colella plays trombone during practice. Celella is one of 275 musicians in the Marching Band who have split up into other bands and ensembles for the winter ...


YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus Monday.

YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus ...

YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus Monday.


Braylon Rogers

Braylon Rogers

Braylon Rogers


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victimTyler Thompson talks about being shot in the leg during an off campus party. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victimTyler Thompson talks ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victimTyler Thompson talks about being shot in the leg during an off campus party. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and members of soriety Zeta Phi Beta Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander collect donations before a campus prayer service for shooting victims family.

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and members of ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and members of soriety Zeta Phi Beta Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander collect donations before a campus prayer service for shooting victims family.


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students l-r .Steve Bada, Dezmond Riley and Ralph Rich talk about a shooting during an off campus party . Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students l-r .Steve Bada, ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students l-r .Steve Bada, Dezmond Riley and Ralph Rich talk about a shooting during an off campus party . Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and facultyjoined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and facultyjoined hands ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and facultyjoined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Dezmond Riley talkse about a shooting off campus. pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Dezmond Riley talkse ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Dezmond Riley talkse about a shooting off campus. pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students l-r Jeanna Denson Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon during a Monday prayer service on campus and after a weekend shooting left one YSU student dead.

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students l-r Jeanna Denson ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students l-r Jeanna Denson Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon during a Monday prayer service on campus and after a weekend shooting left one YSU student dead.


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus Monday.

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Darian Rich during ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus Monday.


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away atear before reading a poem during a prayer service on YSU campus Monday. Watson knew shooting victim Jamil Johnson and wrote poem about him.

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Adrian Watson wipes ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away atear before reading a poem during a prayer service on YSU campus Monday. Watson knew shooting victim Jamil Johnson and wrote poem about him.


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of YSU student newspaper while talking about a shooting during an off campus party. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Ralph Rich looks ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of YSU student newspaper while talking about a shooting during an off campus party. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson who was shot in the leg during an off campus party is hugged by YSU student Eve Griffins. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson who was shot in the leg during an off campus party is hugged by YSU student Eve Griffins. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and facultyjoined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and facultyjoined hands ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU students and facultyjoined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in the foot during an off campus party. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in the foot during an off campus party. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson who was shot in the leg during an off campus party is hugged by YSU student Eve Griffins. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson ...

William D. Lewis the vindicator YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson who was shot in the leg during an off campus party is hugged by YSU student Eve Griffins. Pixed on campus Monday 2-7-11


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Baby steps: Members of the Just Got To Dance Club raised $2,158 for the Special Care Nursery at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at its recent “Dance for Babies” event at the Sugar Shack on the River in Sharon, Pa. The event featured swing dance lessons, a dance contest, a celebrity money dance, raffles and prizes. Dr. Elena Rossi, associate chair of pediatrics at Akron Children’s, accepts a large replica of the check from John Spencer, event coordinator and representative of Just Got to Dance Club.

Baby steps: Members of the Just Got To Dance Club ...

Baby steps: Members of the Just Got To Dance Club raised $2,158 for the Special Care Nursery at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at its recent “Dance for Babies” event at the Sugar Shack on ...


YSU police and Youngstown Police watch over the scene at Indiana Ave - Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.

YSU police and Youngstown Police watch over the scene at ...

YSU police and Youngstown Police watch over the scene at Indiana Ave - Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student ...


Jamail E. Johnson, 25, of Youngstown, was killed during a shooting that injured 11 others early Sunday at 55 Indiana Ave. near YSU.

Jamail E. Johnson, 25, of Youngstown, was killed during a ...

Jamail E. Johnson, 25, of Youngstown, was killed during a shooting that injured 11 others early Sunday at 55 Indiana Ave. near YSU.


Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Packers' 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy holds the Vince ...

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Packers' 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, ...


Steelers fans celebrate in the basement of Jim Davis of Austintown while watching the Steelers score a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.

Steelers fans celebrate in the basement of Jim Davis of ...

Steelers fans celebrate in the basement of Jim Davis of Austintown while watching the Steelers score a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.


Abigail Sudano, 11, of Berlin Center (second from left) opens a card from a friend at her birthday party at the Salem Community Center Saturday evening. She gets some help from friends Katie Henderson, 10, of Berlin Center, Sudano, Angela Fusillo, 10, of North Jackson and Kendall Dye, 11, of Berlin Center. Sudano asked for donations instead of birthday gifts so she can help local causes.

Abigail Sudano, 11, of Berlin Center (second from left) opens ...

Abigail Sudano, 11, of Berlin Center (second from left) opens a card from a friend at her birthday party at the Salem Community Center Saturday evening. She gets some help from friends Katie Henderson, 10, ...


Atty. Rebecca Doherty has been tapped to replace Atty. Robert E. Bush Jr. as chief of the criminal division of the Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office.

Atty. Rebecca Doherty has been tapped to replace Atty. Robert ...

Atty. Rebecca Doherty has been tapped to replace Atty. Robert E. Bush Jr. as chief of the criminal division of the Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office.


Sara Sudano, 10, of Berlin Center, opens a card from a friend at her birthday party at the Salem Community Center Saturday evening. Sara, along with sister Abigail, 11, asked for donations instead of birthday gifts so they can help local causes.

Sara Sudano, 10, of Berlin Center, opens a card from ...

Sara Sudano, 10, of Berlin Center, opens a card from a friend at her birthday party at the Salem Community Center Saturday evening. Sara, along with sister Abigail, 11, asked for donations instead of birthday ...


Jim Davis rubs a Steelers helmet in his Austintown basement for good luck. The helmet is signed by four members of the Steel Curtain Steelers teams. The Steelers scored their first touchdown of the night minutes later but eventually lost the game.

Jim Davis rubs a Steelers helmet in his Austintown basement ...

Jim Davis rubs a Steelers helmet in his Austintown basement for good luck. The helmet is signed by four members of the Steel Curtain Steelers teams. The Steelers scored their first touchdown of the night ...


Green Bay Packers' Nick Collins (36) celebrates with teammate Clay Matthews (52) after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter of the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

Green Bay Packers' Nick Collins (36) celebrates with teammate Clay ...

Green Bay Packers' Nick Collins (36) celebrates with teammate Clay Matthews (52) after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter of the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game against the Pittsburgh Steelers ...


Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, walked with a YSU police officer near the scene of a shooting at an off-campus fraternity house Sunday. Six students were hit by the gunfire, one of them fatally.

Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, walked with ...

Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, walked with a YSU police officer near the scene of a shooting at an off-campus fraternity house Sunday. Six students were hit by the gunfire, one of ...


Boots, Jewelry and blood at the scene on Indiana Ave. Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.

Boots, Jewelry and blood at the scene on Indiana Ave. ...

Boots, Jewelry and blood at the scene on Indiana Ave. Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 ...


Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches the scoreboard during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLV football game against Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches the scoreboard during ...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches the scoreboard during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLV football game against Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.


Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Media Center in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The Packers will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV Sunday.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions during ...

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Media Center in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The Packers will face the Pittsburgh Steelers ...


A Youngstown State Police University officer patrols the street near the location of an early morning shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus that left student Jamail E. Johnson, 25 of Youngstown dead and 11 injured Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Youngstown, Ohio.

A Youngstown State Police University officer patrols the street near ...

A Youngstown State Police University officer patrols the street near the location of an early morning shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus that left student Jamail E. Johnson, ...


Shoppers examine merchandise for sale at the African Marketplace. Jewelry, clothes, books and art were among the offerings.

Shoppers examine merchandise for sale at the African Marketplace. Jewelry, ...

Shoppers examine merchandise for sale at the African Marketplace. Jewelry, clothes, books and art were among the offerings.


53-year-old Patrick Mulrooney is a resident at the Orange Village Care Center in Masury.

53-year-old Patrick Mulrooney is a resident at the Orange Village ...

53-year-old Patrick Mulrooney is a resident at the Orange Village Care Center in Masury.


Workers from Nick Hornbeck Construction work on roof of a house on Brook Park Drive in Canfield on Feb. 2, 2011.

Workers from Nick Hornbeck Construction work on roof of a ...

Workers from Nick Hornbeck Construction work on roof of a house on Brook Park Drive in Canfield on Feb. 2, 2011.


Green Bay Packer fan Mike Coconate,l eft, of Ahwatukee Foothills, and his brother-in-law Pittsburg Steeler fan Howard Davis, right, of Mesa, show off their teams shaved into their hair at Papa Joe's Barbershop in Chandler, Ariz., Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The Packers and Steelers will face each other in the NFL's Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Green Bay Packer fan Mike Coconate,l eft, of Ahwatukee Foothills, ...

Green Bay Packer fan Mike Coconate,l eft, of Ahwatukee Foothills, and his brother-in-law Pittsburg Steeler fan Howard Davis, right, of Mesa, show off their teams shaved into their hair at Papa Joe's Barbershop in Chandler, ...


43-year-old Adrien German has been a resident of the Orange Village Care Center in Masury since August 2008. He is part of a growing population of nursing home residents under 65 in facilities across the country.

43-year-old Adrien German has been a resident of the Orange ...

43-year-old Adrien German has been a resident of the Orange Village Care Center in Masury since August 2008. He is part of a growing population of nursing home residents under 65 in facilities across the ...


Linda Hoey, parent liaison for the Youngstown schools’ Parent Pathways program, sorts through donated clothing that the program collects for students. The program aims to help families with school-related issues.

Linda Hoey, parent liaison for the Youngstown schools’ Parent Pathways ...

Linda Hoey, parent liaison for the Youngstown schools’ Parent Pathways program, sorts through donated clothing that the program collects for students. The program aims to help families with school-related issues.


Peyton Weaver of Middlefield walks away with a poster, photograph and football autographed by Ohio State University wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, in background. Although only 9, Peyton claims to have been fan of OSU “forever.”

Peyton Weaver of Middlefield walks away with a poster, photograph ...

Peyton Weaver of Middlefield walks away with a poster, photograph and football autographed by Ohio State University wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, in background. Although only 9, Peyton claims to have been fan of OSU “forever.”


Main Library patrons look through stacks and read at a study area inside the facility. An architectural study recommends $11 million worth of improvements to the library.

Main Library patrons look through stacks and read at a ...

Main Library patrons look through stacks and read at a study area inside the facility. An architectural study recommends $11 million worth of improvements to the library.


Main Library patrons look through stacks and read at a study area inside the facility. An architectural study recommends $11 million worth of improvements to the library.

Main Library patrons look through stacks and read at a ...

Main Library patrons look through stacks and read at a study area inside the facility. An architectural study recommends $11 million worth of improvements to the library.


Darla Humphreys, right, talks with Jamie Watkins of Ohio’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman office. Watkins helped Humphreys move into her own apartment after spending a year in a nursing home.

Darla Humphreys, right, talks with Jamie Watkins of Ohio’s Long-Term ...

Darla Humphreys, right, talks with Jamie Watkins of Ohio’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman office. Watkins helped Humphreys move into her own apartment after spending a year in a nursing home.


YSU's Vytas Sulskis floats past Valparaiso's Crusader Howard Little to score two points.

YSU's Vytas Sulskis floats past Valparaiso's Crusader Howard Little to ...

YSU's Vytas Sulskis floats past Valparaiso's Crusader Howard Little to score two points.


18 month-old Lucas Ahern, of Allison Park, Pa., plays at the water table in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh as part of a kid's pep rally for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in Pittsburgh.

18 month-old Lucas Ahern, of Allison Park, Pa., plays at ...

18 month-old Lucas Ahern, of Allison Park, Pa., plays at the water table in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh as part of a kid's pep rally for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in ...


The main branch of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County in downtown Youngstown.

The main branch of The Public Library of Youngstown and ...

The main branch of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County in downtown Youngstown.


At right, Marine Lt. Col. William J. Truax, officer-in-charge of coordination, liaison and assessment team Latin America, Fort Story, Va., and Amanda Rudolph, put on Gunnery Sgt. Robert A. Rudolph, of Youngstown, the pin to his current rank. Amanda is Rudolph’s wife.

At right, Marine Lt. Col. William J. Truax, officer-in-charge of ...

At right, Marine Lt. Col. William J. Truax, officer-in-charge of coordination, liaison and assessment team Latin America, Fort Story, Va., and Amanda Rudolph, put on Gunnery Sgt. Robert A. Rudolph, of Youngstown, the pin to ...


Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County. She died last Saturday and the family had no money for her funeral. Friends built her a coffin, dug the grave, and had the funeral, Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County. She died last ...

Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County. She died last Saturday and the family had no money for her funeral. Friends built her a coffin, dug the grave, and had the funeral, Saturday, February 5, ...


Carlton Sears, director of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

Carlton Sears, director of The Public Library of Youngstown and ...

Carlton Sears, director of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County


Bobby Tippi, left, and Bill Tippi, left, say their good byes to their mother, Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County. She died last Saturday and the family had no money for her funeral. Friends built her a coffin, dug the grave, and had the funeral, Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Bobby Tippi, left, and Bill Tippi, left, say their good ...

Bobby Tippi, left, and Bill Tippi, left, say their good byes to their mother, Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County. She died last Saturday and the family had no money for her funeral. Friends ...


Friends and neighbors of Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County carry her in a homemade coffin that they made a few days earlier to her final resting place at Stewart Cemetery.  She died last Saturday and the family had no money for her funeral. Friends built her a coffin, dug the grave, and had the funeral, Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Friends and neighbors of Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens ...

Friends and neighbors of Betty Lou Davis, 79, of Athens County carry her in a homemade coffin that they made a few days earlier to her final resting place at Stewart Cemetery. She died last ...


John Grantonic of Poland, who says he is still having fun at 81, sled rides with his grandkids at Mohawk Trails Golf Course in Bessemer, Pa.

John Grantonic of Poland, who says he is still having ...

John Grantonic of Poland, who says he is still having fun at 81, sled rides with his grandkids at Mohawk Trails Golf Course in Bessemer, Pa.


While sled riding with his grandkids at Mohawk Trails Golf Course in Bessemer, Pa., 81-year-old John Grantonic of Poland had to bail ship rather than run into the woods.

While sled riding with his grandkids at Mohawk Trails Golf ...

While sled riding with his grandkids at Mohawk Trails Golf Course in Bessemer, Pa., 81-year-old John Grantonic of Poland had to bail ship rather than run into the woods.


The classic horns of Second Avenue Project will provide selections from swing to Top 40 tunes for dancing during the main celebration at the “Mad About the Arts” benefit event at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art on Feb. 25.

The classic horns of Second Avenue Project will provide selections ...

The classic horns of Second Avenue Project will provide selections from swing to Top 40 tunes for dancing during the main celebration at the “Mad About the Arts” benefit event at the John J. McDonough ...


Sky’s the limit with education: Dr. Cynthia Anderson, right, president of Youngstown State University, accepts a check for $100,000 from Phantom Fireworks at a Youngstown Phantoms Hockey game. The check was presented Jan. 29 by Phantoms Hockey president and vice president, Alex Zoldan, left, and Ron Zoldan. The money is for YSU’s Sam and Sylvia Zoldan Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Alex and Ron’s grandparents, the parents of Phantom Fireworks President Bruce J. Zoldan and Vice President Alan L. Zoldan.

Sky’s the limit with education: Dr. Cynthia Anderson, right, president ...

Sky’s the limit with education: Dr. Cynthia Anderson, right, president of Youngstown State University, accepts a check for $100,000 from Phantom Fireworks at a Youngstown Phantoms Hockey game. The check was presented Jan. 29 by ...


Leland E. Clegg, left, received a 60-year service pin and certificate when Knights Templar honored him for his long dedicated service to Masonry. Dale Hawkins, eminent commander of St. John’s No. 20, Knights Templar Commandery of Youngstown, presented the award at a recent banquet for the York Rite Bodies of Masonry.

Leland E. Clegg, left, received a 60-year service pin and ...

Leland E. Clegg, left, received a 60-year service pin and certificate when Knights Templar honored him for his long dedicated service to Masonry. Dale Hawkins, eminent commander of St. John’s No. 20, Knights Templar Commandery ...


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Flaherty

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Flaherty

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Flaherty


Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hamrock

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hamrock

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hamrock


Nakiya Kirton and Timothy J. Averhart

Nakiya Kirton and Timothy J. Averhart

Nakiya Kirton and Timothy J. Averhart


Gayle DeRosa, left, and Tina Hays are co-chairmen of the committee that’s in charge of Quota Club of Salem’s Makeover Mania fundraiser. For a donation of $20, patrons can experience a day of pampering while supporting ways to help others. Makeover Mania will take place Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and no tickets will be sold at the door.

Gayle DeRosa, left, and Tina Hays are co-chairmen of the ...

Gayle DeRosa, left, and Tina Hays are co-chairmen of the committee that’s in charge of Quota Club of Salem’s Makeover Mania fundraiser. For a donation of $20, patrons can experience a day of pampering while ...


Eric Jay and Stephanie Straub

Eric Jay and Stephanie Straub

Eric Jay and Stephanie Straub


The Vindicator | Mark Stahl: Helping animals at Second Chance Animal Rescue are, from left to right, in front, Lori Osborn and Deb Alexander, and in back, Debbie Morgan and Roy Reese. They are among the volunteers preparing for the shelter’s 11th annual Night at the Races, which will take place Saturday at St. Michael Church hall in Canfield. The event is a major fundraiser for Second Chance.

The Vindicator | Mark Stahl: Helping animals at Second Chance ...

The Vindicator | Mark Stahl: Helping animals at Second Chance Animal Rescue are, from left to right, in front, Lori Osborn and Deb Alexander, and in back, Debbie Morgan and Roy Reese. They are among ...


Quicken Loans founder and chair Dan Gilbert addresses the Detroit Economic Club, Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Detroit. Gilbert announced that his company Fathead will be joining Quicken Loans in the move downtown. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kathleen Galligan)

Quicken Loans founder and chair Dan Gilbert addresses the Detroit ...

Quicken Loans founder and chair Dan Gilbert addresses the Detroit Economic Club, Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Detroit. Gilbert announced that his company Fathead will be joining Quicken Loans in the move downtown. (AP Photo/Detroit ...


Lowellville’s Rachel Durbin (31) defends Western Reserve’s Tori Korda (33) during a basketball game Thursday in Berlin Center. The Rockets needed overtime to defeat the Blue Devils, 65-59.

Lowellville’s Rachel Durbin (31) defends Western Reserve’s Tori Korda (33) ...

Lowellville’s Rachel Durbin (31) defends Western Reserve’s Tori Korda (33) during a basketball game Thursday in Berlin Center. The Rockets needed overtime to defeat the Blue Devils, 65-59.


Aida Morales sent this photograph of her granddaughters, Nevaeh Rivera, 4, and London Rose Rivera, 3.

Aida Morales sent this photograph of her granddaughters, Nevaeh Rivera, ...

Aida Morales sent this photograph of her granddaughters, Nevaeh Rivera, 4, and London Rose Rivera, 3.


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Nevaeh Rivers, left, and London Rose Rivera are with the kings at the "Journey to Bethlehem" event at Disciple Christian Church. Photo submitted by their grandmother, Aida Morales.

Nevaeh Rivers, left, and London Rose Rivera are with the ...

Nevaeh Rivers, left, and London Rose Rivera are with the kings at the "Journey to Bethlehem" event at Disciple Christian Church. Photo submitted by their grandmother, Aida Morales.


London Rose Rivera, 3, front, and Nevaeh Rivera, 4, check out the camel at the "Journey to Bethlehem" event at Disciple Christian Church. Photo submitted by their grandmother, Aida Morales.

London Rose Rivera, 3, front, and Nevaeh Rivera, 4, check ...

London Rose Rivera, 3, front, and Nevaeh Rivera, 4, check out the camel at the "Journey to Bethlehem" event at Disciple Christian Church. Photo submitted by their grandmother, Aida Morales.


Jeff Olsavsky of Coitsville Township says his 1-year-old Irish Setter, Danny Boy, is loving his first winter of playing in the snow.

Jeff Olsavsky of Coitsville Township says his 1-year-old Irish Setter, ...

Jeff Olsavsky of Coitsville Township says his 1-year-old Irish Setter, Danny Boy, is loving his first winter of playing in the snow.


Jeff Olsavsky of Coitsville Township says his 1-year-old Irish Setter, Danny Boy, is loving his first winter of playing in the snow.

Jeff Olsavsky of Coitsville Township says his 1-year-old Irish Setter, ...

Jeff Olsavsky of Coitsville Township says his 1-year-old Irish Setter, Danny Boy, is loving his first winter of playing in the snow.


Matt, Meg, Vaughn and Riley Manning of Nashville, Tenn., hang out on their porch during one of many snowfalls this year. Photo sent in by proud grandparents Phyllis and Don Manning of Canfield.

Matt, Meg, Vaughn and Riley Manning of Nashville, Tenn., hang ...

Matt, Meg, Vaughn and Riley Manning of Nashville, Tenn., hang out on their porch during one of many snowfalls this year. Photo sent in by proud grandparents Phyllis and Don Manning of Canfield.


Recent skaters at the ice rink built by Rick and Laura Glass on their property in McDonald are, front from left, Maria, Gianna, Laura and Sophia, all of McDonald, and, back from left, Kim of Girard, Alesha and Bethany of McDonald, Chloe of Hartford, Olivia and Allison of McDonald and Kayla of Girard.

Recent skaters at the ice rink built by Rick and ...

Recent skaters at the ice rink built by Rick and Laura Glass on their property in McDonald are, front from left, Maria, Gianna, Laura and Sophia, all of McDonald, and, back from left, Kim of ...


Is it time to give up the chase? Junior the cat rethinks his strategy. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Is it time to give up the chase? Junior the ...

Is it time to give up the chase? Junior the cat rethinks his strategy. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Rick and Laura Glass built this refrigerated ice rink on their property in McDonald in 2005, where friends and family from all over skate all winter. Laura Glass conducts classes for young skaters on weekends.

Rick and Laura Glass built this refrigerated ice rink on ...

Rick and Laura Glass built this refrigerated ice rink on their property in McDonald in 2005, where friends and family from all over skate all winter. Laura Glass conducts classes for young skaters on weekends.


One more look at Ivan and Alec Bosnjak and their snowman. Photo sent in by their parents, Andrea and Ivan Bosnjak, all of Boardman.

One more look at Ivan and Alec Bosnjak and their ...

One more look at Ivan and Alec Bosnjak and their snowman. Photo sent in by their parents, Andrea and Ivan Bosnjak, all of Boardman.


Alesha, Bethany, Olivia and Allison, all of McDonald, enjoy an afternoon of skating at the ice rink built by Rick and Laura Glass on their property in McDonald.

Alesha, Bethany, Olivia and Allison, all of McDonald, enjoy an ...

Alesha, Bethany, Olivia and Allison, all of McDonald, enjoy an afternoon of skating at the ice rink built by Rick and Laura Glass on their property in McDonald.


Sally Jones of Canfield snapped this photo of her twin daughters, Lindsay and Allison, 5 1/2, while they were having a snow-eating contest.

Sally Jones of Canfield snapped this photo of her twin ...

Sally Jones of Canfield snapped this photo of her twin daughters, Lindsay and Allison, 5 1/2, while they were having a snow-eating contest.


Junior the cat bails and heads for the ground. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Junior the cat bails and heads for the ground. Photo ...

Junior the cat bails and heads for the ground. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Laura Glass helps 4-month-old Alexis Spagnoletta of Girard at the ice rink Laura and her husband, Rick, built on their property in McDonald.

Laura Glass helps 4-month-old Alexis Spagnoletta of Girard at the ...

Laura Glass helps 4-month-old Alexis Spagnoletta of Girard at the ice rink Laura and her husband, Rick, built on their property in McDonald.


Laura Glass glides along the ice rink she and her husband, Rick, built on their property in McDonald in 2005.

Laura Glass glides along the ice rink she and her ...

Laura Glass glides along the ice rink she and her husband, Rick, built on their property in McDonald in 2005.


Maria Constantino of McDonald shows off her skating skills during a recent outing to the ice rink built by Rick and Laura Glass on their property in McDonald.

Maria Constantino of McDonald shows off her skating skills during ...

Maria Constantino of McDonald shows off her skating skills during a recent outing to the ice rink built by Rick and Laura Glass on their property in McDonald.


Ivan and Alec Bosnjak of Boardman show off one well-dressed snowman. Photo submitted by their parents, Andrea and Ivan Bosnjak.

Ivan and Alec Bosnjak of Boardman show off one well-dressed ...

Ivan and Alec Bosnjak of Boardman show off one well-dressed snowman. Photo submitted by their parents, Andrea and Ivan Bosnjak.


Junior the cat goes out on a limb. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Junior the cat goes out on a limb. Photo sent ...

Junior the cat goes out on a limb. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Hmm, maybe next time,  Junior. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Hmm, maybe next time, Junior. Photo sent in by owner ...

Hmm, maybe next time, Junior. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Junior the cat goes out on a limb. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Junior the cat goes out on a limb. Photo sent ...

Junior the cat goes out on a limb. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Here's a closer look at Ivan and Alec Bosnjak's well-dressed snowman. Photo sent in by their parents, Andrea and Ivan Bosnjak, all of Boardman.

Here's a closer look at Ivan and Alec Bosnjak's well-dressed ...

Here's a closer look at Ivan and Alec Bosnjak's well-dressed snowman. Photo sent in by their parents, Andrea and Ivan Bosnjak, all of Boardman.


Jasmine, a 4-month-old Boxer puppy belonging to Tracy Burman of Salem, plays in the snow in the back yard. Photo sent in by Tracy Burman.

Jasmine, a 4-month-old Boxer puppy belonging to Tracy Burman of ...

Jasmine, a 4-month-old Boxer puppy belonging to Tracy Burman of Salem, plays in the snow in the back yard. Photo sent in by Tracy Burman.


Duke the St. Bernard absolutely loves the cold and snow, say his family, Matt, Jessica, Matthew and Makenna Wymer of New Middletown. Jessica Wymer sent in the photo.

Duke the St. Bernard absolutely loves the cold and snow, ...

Duke the St. Bernard absolutely loves the cold and snow, say his family, Matt, Jessica, Matthew and Makenna Wymer of New Middletown. Jessica Wymer sent in the photo.


Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo ...

Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo ...

Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Timmy, 4, of Poland, enjoys playing on a new sled. Photo submitted by Gary Kerr.

Timmy, 4, of Poland, enjoys playing on a new sled. ...

Timmy, 4, of Poland, enjoys playing on a new sled. Photo submitted by Gary Kerr.


Timmy Kerr, 4, of Poland enjoys the weather. Photo sent in by Gary Kerr.

Timmy Kerr, 4, of Poland enjoys the weather. Photo sent ...

Timmy Kerr, 4, of Poland enjoys the weather. Photo sent in by Gary Kerr.


All bundled up for some fun in the cold are Matthew and Makenna Wymer of New Middletown. Their parents are Matt and Jessica Wymer, who submitted the photo.

All bundled up for some fun in the cold are ...

All bundled up for some fun in the cold are Matthew and Makenna Wymer of New Middletown. Their parents are Matt and Jessica Wymer, who submitted the photo.


In this photo taken by Jeff Cramer of Poland, his wife (in blue) goes through the pines off of the Tannebaum Chair Lift at Holiday Valley, N.Y. Cramer says, "Skiing is the best way I know to enjoy the extra snow this winter!"

In this photo taken by Jeff Cramer of Poland, his ...

In this photo taken by Jeff Cramer of Poland, his wife (in blue) goes through the pines off of the Tannebaum Chair Lift at Holiday Valley, N.Y. Cramer says, "Skiing is the best way I ...


Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.

Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo ...

Junior the cat chases a squirrel up a tree. Photo sent in by owner Kate Finney.


Ella Earnheardt, 5, and Kate Earnheardt, 3, of Liberty Township didn't just build a snowman. They got creative and built a snow "princess." Photo sent in by their dad, Adam Earnheardt of Youngstown.

Ella Earnheardt, 5, and Kate Earnheardt, 3, of Liberty Township ...

Ella Earnheardt, 5, and Kate Earnheardt, 3, of Liberty Township didn't just build a snowman. They got creative and built a snow "princess." Photo sent in by their dad, Adam Earnheardt of Youngstown.


While visiting for Christmas, 3 1/2-year-old Oscar Wolf Calipari and his dad, Matthew, found perfect sledding conditions in the backyard at the home of his grandparents, Brian and Kathy Wolf of Liberty.

While visiting for Christmas, 3 1/2-year-old Oscar Wolf Calipari and ...

While visiting for Christmas, 3 1/2-year-old Oscar Wolf Calipari and his dad, Matthew, found perfect sledding conditions in the backyard at the home of his grandparents, Brian and Kathy Wolf of Liberty.


Rachel Beil and her little cousin love snow!

Rachel Beil and her little cousin love snow!

Rachel Beil and her little cousin love snow!


Alexandra Ramunno, front, and Alyssa Serensky pal around on the ice.

Alexandra Ramunno, front, and Alyssa Serensky pal around on the ...

Alexandra Ramunno, front, and Alyssa Serensky pal around on the ice.


Cousins Erin and Emily Jackson of Boardman and Andrea and Anthony Zuccaro of Kingsville, Ohio, pose in front of frozen Lake Erie at Lake Shore Park in Ashtabula. They are the children of Lisa and Sam Jackson and Tony and Melissa Zuccaro. Photo submitted by grandparents Emil and Ann Bobby of Struthers.

Cousins Erin and Emily Jackson of Boardman and Andrea and ...

Cousins Erin and Emily Jackson of Boardman and Andrea and Anthony Zuccaro of Kingsville, Ohio, pose in front of frozen Lake Erie at Lake Shore Park in Ashtabula. They are the children of Lisa and ...


Timmy, 4, and Kayla, 14, both of Poland, proudly show off their snowman. Photo sent in by Gary Kerr.

Timmy, 4, and Kayla, 14, both of Poland, proudly show ...

Timmy, 4, and Kayla, 14, both of Poland, proudly show off their snowman. Photo sent in by Gary Kerr.


Matthew Ranno and his friend Nick LaPlante, both 8, of Poland find sled riding fun at Mill Creek Park.

Matthew Ranno and his friend Nick LaPlante, both 8, of ...

Matthew Ranno and his friend Nick LaPlante, both 8, of Poland find sled riding fun at Mill Creek Park.


Matthew Ranno and his friend Nick LaPlante, both 8, of Poland find sled riding fun at Mill Creek Park.

Matthew Ranno and his friend Nick LaPlante, both 8, of ...

Matthew Ranno and his friend Nick LaPlante, both 8, of Poland find sled riding fun at Mill Creek Park.


After his first sled-riding adventure, 18-month-old Jimmy Putko of Boardman decides he wants to shovel the driveway.

After his first sled-riding adventure, 18-month-old Jimmy Putko of Boardman ...

After his first sled-riding adventure, 18-month-old Jimmy Putko of Boardman decides he wants to shovel the driveway.


4-year-old Joshua Guy builds his first snowman at the Poland home of his grandparents, James and Sandra Guy.

4-year-old Joshua Guy builds his first snowman at the Poland ...

4-year-old Joshua Guy builds his first snowman at the Poland home of his grandparents, James and Sandra Guy.


Julie Pagnotta says Andrei Pagnotta of Struthers is stuck in the snow on the way to the SuperBowl!

Julie Pagnotta says Andrei Pagnotta of Struthers is stuck in ...

Julie Pagnotta says Andrei Pagnotta of Struthers is stuck in the snow on the way to the SuperBowl!


18-month-old Jimmy Putko from Boardman has a blast sledding for the very first time.

18-month-old Jimmy Putko from Boardman has a blast sledding for ...

18-month-old Jimmy Putko from Boardman has a blast sledding for the very first time.


Logan (10) and Ethan (7) Clark of Columbiana pose with their unnamed friend.

Logan (10) and Ethan (7) Clark of Columbiana pose with ...

Logan (10) and Ethan (7) Clark of Columbiana pose with their unnamed friend.


Evan and his dog Brady spend time playing in the snow.

Evan and his dog Brady spend time playing in the ...

Evan and his dog Brady spend time playing in the snow.


On New Year's Day 2011, Cheri Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz., and Shanna Bradley of Queen Creek, Ariz., built this snowman in the mountains of Happy Jack, Ariz., just a two-hour drive from sunny Phoenix. Photo sent in by Cheri's mom, Peg Sigle of Boardman.

On New Year's Day 2011, Cheri Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz., ...

On New Year's Day 2011, Cheri Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz., and Shanna Bradley of Queen Creek, Ariz., built this snowman in the mountains of Happy Jack, Ariz., just a two-hour drive from sunny Phoenix. Photo ...


This "snow angel" is Andrew Soich. He had just finished shoveling the snow in the driveway at his home in Poland. Photo taken by his mom, Dianne Phillips.

This "snow angel" is Andrew Soich. He had just finished ...

This "snow angel" is Andrew Soich. He had just finished shoveling the snow in the driveway at his home in Poland. Photo taken by his mom, Dianne Phillips.


Timmy, 4, of Poland takes a break while building a snow fort. Photo submitted by Gary Kerr.

Timmy, 4, of Poland takes a break while building a ...

Timmy, 4, of Poland takes a break while building a snow fort. Photo submitted by Gary Kerr.


The grandchildren of Peggy Testa and the late Richard Testa of Struthers went sledding at Mill Creek Park during Christmas break. Shown here are Amanda, John and Amy Buntin of Franklin, Tenn.; Thomas, Anthony and Maria Fire of Poland; Katie Testa of Jacksonville, Fla., and Emily, Brennen and Andrew Testa of Poland. Not pictured were Christopher Fire and Meredith, Claire and Ana Testa.

The grandchildren of Peggy Testa and the late Richard Testa ...

The grandchildren of Peggy Testa and the late Richard Testa of Struthers went sledding at Mill Creek Park during Christmas break. Shown here are Amanda, John and Amy Buntin of Franklin, Tenn.; Thomas, Anthony and ...


McKenna Sweeney, 6, has a blast with her dad, Michael, as they go sledding in his parents' back yard. Photo sent in by Marnee Sweeney.

McKenna Sweeney, 6, has a blast with her dad, Michael, ...

McKenna Sweeney, 6, has a blast with her dad, Michael, as they go sledding in his parents' back yard. Photo sent in by Marnee Sweeney.


This photo sent in by proud mom Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield shows her children Kenny Ferenchak of Makaha, Hawaii, left, Angie Ferenchak of Westlake, Ohio, and John Bialowas, also of Westlake. In front is Cali, who also lives in Westlake and is "the most lovable dog in the world."

This photo sent in by proud mom Cathy Ferenchak of ...

This photo sent in by proud mom Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield shows her children Kenny Ferenchak of Makaha, Hawaii, left, Angie Ferenchak of Westlake, Ohio, and John Bialowas, also of Westlake. In front is Cali, ...


Melanie goes cross-country skiing with her father, Billy, at Quail Hollow State Park. Photo sent in by her father.

Melanie goes cross-country skiing with her father, Billy, at Quail ...

Melanie goes cross-country skiing with her father, Billy, at Quail Hollow State Park. Photo sent in by her father.


Now that is totally tubular! Samantha and Lindsay Cave from Girard ride their snow tubes on the hill at Alpine Valley Ski Resort in Chesterland, Ohio. Photo sent in by Michele Liggett of Lowellville.

Now that is totally tubular! Samantha and Lindsay Cave from ...

Now that is totally tubular! Samantha and Lindsay Cave from Girard ride their snow tubes on the hill at Alpine Valley Ski Resort in Chesterland, Ohio. Photo sent in by Michele Liggett of Lowellville.


Cody Betts of Howland, diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008, is in California after receiving medical care. He is shown here with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Kylie, 4, and Cooper, 2.

Cody Betts of Howland, diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor ...

Cody Betts of Howland, diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008, is in California after receiving medical care. He is shown here with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Kylie, 4, and Cooper, ...


Ursuline running back and 2011 Mr. Fottball winner Akise Teague was the only Irish senior to sign a letter-of-intent on Wednesday with a FBS school during National Signing Day. Teague is headed to Cincinnati, and four of his teammates will also play college football: Paul Kempe and Pete Wearsch are off to Walsh, while Jordan Markota and Zach Conlan will join Youngstown State.

Ursuline running back and 2011 Mr. Fottball winner Akise Teague ...

Ursuline running back and 2011 Mr. Fottball winner Akise Teague was the only Irish senior to sign a letter-of-intent on Wednesday with a FBS school during National Signing Day. Teague is headed to Cincinnati, and ...


STRUTHERS - POLAND - Struthers' Ja'Meire Brown (5) makes a play on the ball Wednesday night.

STRUTHERS - POLAND - Struthers' Ja'Meire Brown (5) makes a ...

STRUTHERS - POLAND - Struthers' Ja'Meire Brown (5) makes a play on the ball Wednesday night.


Lonnie Kolat sits with Diesel, his male laborador retriever, who is recovering at the Kolat home from hypothermia. Diesel and Kolat’s female laborador retriever, Savannah, both 5 years old, fell into an opening in a neighbor’s pond Jan. 25, and Savannah drowned. At the request of the Brookfield Township police and fire chiefs, the director of the Trumbull County 911 dispatch center is conducting an investigation into why dispatchers didn’t ask the Brookfield Fire Department to respond to the pond after a caller alerted dispatchers to the problem.

Lonnie Kolat sits with Diesel, his male laborador retriever, who ...

Lonnie Kolat sits with Diesel, his male laborador retriever, who is recovering at the Kolat home from hypothermia. Diesel and Kolat’s female laborador retriever, Savannah, both 5 years old, fell into an opening in a ...


Pro-government supporters, top, clash anti-government protestors in Cairo's main square, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb.2, 2011. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

Pro-government supporters, top, clash anti-government protestors in Cairo's main square, ...

Pro-government supporters, top, clash anti-government protestors in Cairo's main square, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb.2, 2011. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday ...


Rupert Murdoch, right, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, and Eddy Cue, vice president of Apple, attend the launch of The Daily, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in New York. The Daily is the world's first iPad-only newspaper.

Rupert Murdoch, right, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, and ...

Rupert Murdoch, right, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, and Eddy Cue, vice president of Apple, attend the launch of The Daily, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in New York. The Daily is the world's first ...


Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin congratulates players on his special teams after a first quarter punt return against the Green Bay Packers during pre-season football action in Pittsburgh, in this Aug. 11, 2007 file photo.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin congratulates players on his ...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin congratulates players on his special teams after a first quarter punt return against the Green Bay Packers during pre-season football action in Pittsburgh, in this Aug. 11, 2007 file ...


Pediatrician Dr. Gary Bean, right, talks with the parents of one-week-old twins, as he holds Samarah Newell, one of the twins, during their checkup in Oakland, California, January 14, 2011 as Emanuel Newell II, father of the twins, listens.

Pediatrician Dr. Gary Bean, right, talks with the parents of ...

Pediatrician Dr. Gary Bean, right, talks with the parents of one-week-old twins, as he holds Samarah Newell, one of the twins, during their checkup in Oakland, California, January 14, 2011 as Emanuel Newell II, father ...


Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy answers questions from the media during an NFL Football news conference Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis.   The Packers face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, in Arlington, Texas.

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy answers questions from the ...

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy answers questions from the media during an NFL Football news conference Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV ...


Pro-government demonstrators, below, clash with anti-government demonstrators, above, as an Egyptian Army soldier on the rooftop of the Egyptian Museum observes the scene in Tahrir square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.

Pro-government demonstrators, below, clash with anti-government demonstrators, above, as an ...

Pro-government demonstrators, below, clash with anti-government demonstrators, above, as an Egyptian Army soldier on the rooftop of the Egyptian Museum observes the scene in Tahrir square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, ...


In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, GoDaddy.com Girl Jillian Michaels, Fitness trainer & "Biggest Loser" celebrity, is seen during the filming production of the 2010 Super Bowl television commercial for "GoDaddy.com" at the Delfino Studios in Sylmar, Calif. While the Super Bowl is the biggest gambling event of the year, for many advertisers, buying time in the game is a wager that almost always pays off.

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, GoDaddy.com Girl ...

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, GoDaddy.com Girl Jillian Michaels, Fitness trainer & "Biggest Loser" celebrity, is seen during the filming production of the 2010 Super Bowl television commercial for "GoDaddy.com" at the ...


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YSU Head Football Coach Eric Wolford welcomes a massive 2011 recruiting class of 35 new players, including 12 local athletes.

YSU Head Football Coach Eric Wolford welcomes a massive 2011 ...

YSU Head Football Coach Eric Wolford welcomes a massive 2011 recruiting class of 35 new players, including 12 local athletes.


Buckcherry, from left, Xavier Muriel, Keith Nelson, Josh Todd, Jimmy Ashhurst and Stevie D

Buckcherry, from left, Xavier Muriel, Keith Nelson, Josh Todd, Jimmy ...

Buckcherry, from left, Xavier Muriel, Keith Nelson, Josh Todd, Jimmy Ashhurst and Stevie D


Lew Jackson

Lew Jackson

Lew Jackson


Warren Harding's Davion Rogers (29) is headed to YSU after singing with Michigan last February.

Warren Harding's Davion Rogers (29) is headed to YSU after ...

Warren Harding's Davion Rogers (29) is headed to YSU after singing with Michigan last February.


Pediatrician Dr. Gary Bean, right, examines one of two one-week-old twins, Emanuel Newell III, as mom Dawn Hinkle holds the other twin Samarah Newell and watches with daughter Saniyah Newell, 2, during the twins' checkup in Oakland, California, January 14, 2011.

Pediatrician Dr. Gary Bean, right, examines one of two one-week-old ...

Pediatrician Dr. Gary Bean, right, examines one of two one-week-old twins, Emanuel Newell III, as mom Dawn Hinkle holds the other twin Samarah Newell and watches with daughter Saniyah Newell, 2, during the twins' checkup ...


Audience is spellbound: Although they were too young to compete in the official spelling bee at St. Patrick School in Hubbard, this group of students from grades one through three lined up to demonstrate their spelling skills as older students, in the background, prepared for the local spelling bee. Family, friends and classmates were held spellbound as the youngsters competed for the first time in a classroom spelling bee. The winner of the competition was Luke Yungbluth, a student in the third grade taught by Joann Matune.

Audience is spellbound: Although they were too young to compete ...

Audience is spellbound: Although they were too young to compete in the official spelling bee at St. Patrick School in Hubbard, this group of students from grades one through three lined up to demonstrate their ...


Walking to fight cancer: At St. Patrick School in Hubbard, students, faculty and families continued their tradition of helping others as they kicked off their annual Catholic Schools Week celebration this week. The school started the week with the annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. The Ealy family coordinated this year’s event. The opening ceremonies speaker was Barbara Wheeler, grandmother of first-grader Jayden Johnston, who escorted her to the podium. Mrs. Wheeler is an 18-month cancer survivor. The school raised $1,120 for the American Cancer Society.

Walking to fight cancer: At St. Patrick School in Hubbard, ...

Walking to fight cancer: At St. Patrick School in Hubbard, students, faculty and families continued their tradition of helping others as they kicked off their annual Catholic Schools Week celebration this week. The school started ...


This satellite image provided by NOAA and taken Tuesday Feb. 1, 2011 at 10:45 EST shows a huge swath of the United States affected by a winter storm that has already brought layers of dangerous ice and blowing snow, closing roads and airports from Texas to Rhode Island. The storm's more than 2,000-mile reach threatened to leave about a third of the nation covered in a hodge-podge of harsh weather. Ice fell first and was expected to be followed by up to two feet of snow in some places.  (AP Photo/NOAA)

This satellite image provided by NOAA and taken Tuesday Feb. ...

This satellite image provided by NOAA and taken Tuesday Feb. 1, 2011 at 10:45 EST shows a huge swath of the United States affected by a winter storm that has already brought layers of dangerous ...


An Egyptian man waves his national flag atop a statue just outside Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

An Egyptian man waves his national flag atop a statue ...

An Egyptian man waves his national flag atop a statue just outside Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, ...


The crowd gathers in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

The crowd gathers in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, ...

The crowd gathers in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far ...


Egyptian anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir (Liberation) square, watch a screen showing U.S. President Barack Obama live on a TV broadcast from Washington DC, speaking about the situation in Egypt, early Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Egyptian anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir (Liberation) square, watch a ...

Egyptian anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir (Liberation) square, watch a screen showing U.S. President Barack Obama live on a TV broadcast from Washington DC, speaking about the situation in Egypt, early Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. ...


Andrew Lippiatt

Andrew Lippiatt

Andrew Lippiatt


It will be another five to six months before scaffolding around the PNC Bank Building in downtown Youngstown is removed. The owners of the building want to install 54 metal strips to the building to stabilize granite panels on its exterior.

It will be another five to six months before scaffolding ...

It will be another five to six months before scaffolding around the PNC Bank Building in downtown Youngstown is removed. The owners of the building want to install 54 metal strips to the building to ...


Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger answers questions during media day for NFL football Super Bowl XLV, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger answers questions during media day for ...

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger answers questions during media day for NFL football Super Bowl XLV, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.


Anti-government protesters with slogans and national flags painted on their faces sit in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

Anti-government protesters with slogans and national flags painted on their ...

Anti-government protesters with slogans and national flags painted on their faces sit in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo ...


The Rev. Greg Maturi, pastor of St. Dominic Church, lifts 5-year-old Jack Neill into the air at The Boulevard Tavern on the city’s South Side. Members of St. Dominic and St. Patrick churches gathered at the Southern Boulevard restaurant Tuesday evening to get to know one another.

The Rev. Greg Maturi, pastor of St. Dominic Church, lifts ...

The Rev. Greg Maturi, pastor of St. Dominic Church, lifts 5-year-old Jack Neill into the air at The Boulevard Tavern on the city’s South Side. Members of St. Dominic and St. Patrick churches gathered at ...


Poland WR Darius Patton committed to the University of Pittsburgh.

Poland WR Darius Patton committed to the University of Pittsburgh.

Poland WR Darius Patton committed to the University of Pittsburgh.


Cindy Michael, who founded the Lena, Mason, Christian Foundation to remember the three murder victims, holds a flyer for a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday that will feature a basket raffle. The dinner funds projects that help children.

Cindy Michael, who founded the Lena, Mason, Christian Foundation to ...

Cindy Michael, who founded the Lena, Mason, Christian Foundation to remember the three murder victims, holds a flyer for a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday that will feature a basket raffle. The dinner funds projects ...


Hot Pursuit as Fitchs Steve Zaborsky (53) as he closes in on the Rebels QB Ray Russ (7) in the first round of playoffs.

Hot Pursuit as Fitchs Steve Zaborsky (53) as he closes ...

Hot Pursuit as Fitchs Steve Zaborsky (53) as he closes in on the Rebels QB Ray Russ (7) in the first round of playoffs.


State Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th

State Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th

State Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th


Members of St. Patrick and St. Dominic churches met for dinner at The Boulevard Tavern, 3503 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.

Members of St. Patrick and St. Dominic churches met for ...

Members of St. Patrick and St. Dominic churches met for dinner at The Boulevard Tavern, 3503 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.


State Sen. Jason Wilson of Columbiana, D-30th

State Sen. Jason Wilson of Columbiana, D-30th

State Sen. Jason Wilson of Columbiana, D-30th