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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.


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.


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 ...


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.


Columbus Jones, Jr.

Columbus Jones, Jr.

Columbus Jones, Jr.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 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 ...


Mahoning County Engineer Richard Marsico

Mahoning County Engineer Richard Marsico

Mahoning County Engineer Richard Marsico


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Braylon Rogers

Braylon Rogers

Braylon Rogers


Kevin Gadley

Kevin Gadley

Kevin Gadley


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.


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 ...


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


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


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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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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, ...


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 ...