Photos for February 22, 2011

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Mark Jones

Mark Jones


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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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.


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 ...


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.


Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut


Beaver Local Superintendent Sandra DiBacco

Beaver Local Superintendent Sandra DiBacco

Beaver Local Superintendent Sandra DiBacco


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 ...


Warren Superintendent Kathryn Hellweg

Warren Superintendent Kathryn Hellweg

Warren Superintendent Kathryn Hellweg


U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman


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.


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.


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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; ...