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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 ...


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 ...


Julius Crawford

Julius Crawford

Julius Crawford


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


Linda Messing

Linda Messing

Linda Messing


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.


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 ...


Bryce Burke

Bryce Burke

Bryce Burke


Marty Hume

Marty Hume

Marty Hume


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...