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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)


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.


Phantoms' Danny Mattson

Phantoms' Danny Mattson

Phantoms' Danny Mattson


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Phantoms' Cody Strang

Phantoms' Cody Strang

Phantoms' Cody Strang


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hashem Al-Himid

Hashem Al-Himid

Hashem Al-Himid


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 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


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.


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 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.


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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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


The Mahoning County Courthouse

The Mahoning County Courthouse

The Mahoning County Courthouse


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.


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.