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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. ...


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 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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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)


Tony Fire

Tony Fire

Tony Fire


Mike Ray

Mike Ray

Mike Ray


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.