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Ron Collier and his wife, Henrietta Dixon-Collier, have opened a new eatery called Youngstown Soul Food in the city’s Uptown District at Market Street and Indianola Avenue.

Ron Collier and his wife, Henrietta Dixon-Collier, have opened a ...

Ron Collier and his wife, Henrietta Dixon-Collier, have opened a new eatery called Youngstown Soul Food in the city’s Uptown District at Market Street and Indianola Avenue.


In this Jan. 10, 2011 photo, a new home is under construction, in Monroe, Ohio. U.S. homebuilders remain discouraged over the prospects for improved home sales in the months ahead, unconvinced as yet that the economy will spur the kind of job growth needed to coax more buyers into the market.

In this Jan. 10, 2011 photo, a new home is ...

In this Jan. 10, 2011 photo, a new home is under construction, in Monroe, Ohio. U.S. homebuilders remain discouraged over the prospects for improved home sales in the months ahead, unconvinced as yet that the ...


Odell Coleman of the ColemanWick consulting company of Cleveland,  left, holds an anemometer, while Emily Sauttere of Geen Energy Ohio  holds a wind vane. These devices will be mounted on a 160-foot wind- testing tower at the west end of the Austin Village Plaza in Warren  as part of a private-public project to determine whether the city has  enough wind to make wind-generated energy feasible here. Behind them  is the area where the tower is being constructed.

Odell Coleman of the ColemanWick consulting company of Cleveland, left, ...

Odell Coleman of the ColemanWick consulting company of Cleveland, left, holds an anemometer, while Emily Sauttere of Geen Energy Ohio holds a wind vane. These devices will be mounted on a 160-foot wind- testing tower ...


Allegiant Air, which provides most of the flights at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, added Myrtle Beach flights in April and St. Petersburg flights in November. With the airport now offering flights to three leisure destinations — Orlando, St. Petersburg and Myrtle Beach — total passengers for 2011 are expected to climb to 39,000 for the year, which would be the highest total in 20 years.

Allegiant Air, which provides most of the flights at the ...

Allegiant Air, which provides most of the flights at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, added Myrtle Beach flights in April and St. Petersburg flights in November. With the airport now offering flights to three leisure destinations ...


David J. Venerose Jr., 40, of Sheridan Road, right, appears for arraignment on felony charges of passing bad checks and perjury. With him is his lawyer, J. Gerald Ingram. They appeared Wednesday before Magistrate Dominic DeLaurentis of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

David J. Venerose Jr., 40, of Sheridan Road, right, appears ...

David J. Venerose Jr., 40, of Sheridan Road, right, appears for arraignment on felony charges of passing bad checks and perjury. With him is his lawyer, J. Gerald Ingram. They appeared Wednesday before Magistrate Dominic ...


Dorothy Yakubec of Salem and DeWayne McCarty of Columbiana look at a microfilm of the Columbiana Ledger, a now defunct newspaper, at the Columbiana Public Library.

Dorothy Yakubec of Salem and DeWayne McCarty of Columbiana look ...

Dorothy Yakubec of Salem and DeWayne McCarty of Columbiana look at a microfilm of the Columbiana Ledger, a now defunct newspaper, at the Columbiana Public Library.


Fried fish, french fries and fried okra are among the menu items at Youngstown Soul Food.

Fried fish, french fries and fried okra are among the ...

Fried fish, french fries and fried okra are among the menu items at Youngstown Soul Food.


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One key to sticking with exercise is finding a workout that you enjoy, says Lori Johnson, working out with client Elaine Taylor at Snap Fitness in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2010.

One key to sticking with exercise is finding a workout ...

One key to sticking with exercise is finding a workout that you enjoy, says Lori Johnson, working out with client Elaine Taylor at Snap Fitness in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2010.


In this Jan. 15, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) beats Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb on a long pass during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Pittsburgh. The play set up Rashard Mendenhall's touchdown to give the Steelers the 31-24 win. Three catches and 75 yards later, the Central Florida product is drawing national attention.

In this Jan. 15, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide ...

In this Jan. 15, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) beats Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb on a long pass during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game ...


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, to discuss the upcoming vote to repeal the health care bill.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks during a news ...

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, to discuss the upcoming vote to repeal the health care bill.


Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) runs against Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Lamar Divens, left, and linebacker Ray Lewis during the second half of an NFL divisional football game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. The Steelers won 31-24 to advance to the AFC Championship game.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) runs against Baltimore ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) runs against Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Lamar Divens, left, and linebacker Ray Lewis during the second half of an NFL divisional football game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 15, ...


Howland's Taylor Williams (24) drives to the hoop as  Taylor Saddler (32) and Erich Rector (3) play defense during their game Wednesday night in Howland.

Howland's Taylor Williams (24) drives to the hoop as Taylor ...

Howland's Taylor Williams (24) drives to the hoop as Taylor Saddler (32) and Erich Rector (3) play defense during their game Wednesday night in Howland.


In this Feb. 14, 2010, file photo, Jamie McMurray (1) followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) crosses the finish line to win the the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. McMurray won at NASCAR's three most prominent tracks last season, including the Daytona 500. He didn't make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. That wouldn't be the case under a proposed format, a hot-button issues as drivers prepare for next month's Super Bowl of stock car racing.

In this Feb. 14, 2010, file photo, Jamie McMurray (1) ...

In this Feb. 14, 2010, file photo, Jamie McMurray (1) followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) crosses the finish line to win the the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona ...


Hubbard's Mitch Perry (125)

Hubbard's Mitch Perry (125)

Hubbard's Mitch Perry (125)


Hubbard's Nick Nadeja (152)

Hubbard's Nick Nadeja (152)

Hubbard's Nick Nadeja (152)


Howland's Olivia Nicholas (2) drives to the hoop Wednesday night in Howland, as Green's Lydia Covle (15) looks on.

Howland's Olivia Nicholas (2) drives to the hoop Wednesday night ...

Howland's Olivia Nicholas (2) drives to the hoop Wednesday night in Howland, as Green's Lydia Covle (15) looks on.


Hubbard's Tyler Lias (171)

Hubbard's Tyler Lias (171)

Hubbard's Tyler Lias (171)


Liberty's Justin Hideg (152)

Liberty's Justin Hideg (152)

Liberty's Justin Hideg (152)


Chaz Kellem, manager of diversity initiatives for the Pittsburgh Pirates, talks about disability awareness during a parent-night program at Poland North Elementary School. Fourth-grader Kyle Koziel listens during his presentation at Wednesday’s program.

Chaz Kellem, manager of diversity initiatives for the Pittsburgh Pirates, ...

Chaz Kellem, manager of diversity initiatives for the Pittsburgh Pirates, talks about disability awareness during a parent-night program at Poland North Elementary School. Fourth-grader Kyle Koziel listens during his presentation at Wednesday’s program.


Gifts rolled into hospital: Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association donated toys, which were loaded into a wagon donated by Charles Billock and delivered to children at Akron Children’s Hospital in December by Judy Codespote, Joyce Billock and Kathy Anderson. An engraved plaque was attached to the wagon in memory of Susan Billock, a former member who lost her battle with cancer. Shown as they prepared the gifts for giving were, from left, Sue Heher, hospital volunteer; Charles Billock, Susan’s father, who donated the wagon; and Codespote, chapter president.

Gifts rolled into hospital: Mill Creek Chapter of the American ...

Gifts rolled into hospital: Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association donated toys, which were loaded into a wagon donated by Charles Billock and delivered to children at Akron Children’s Hospital in December ...


Triumph in Austintown: At the Rotary Club of Austintown’s Jan. 17 meeting, Tom Ricciuti from Triumph Consulting Services spoke. Ricciuti, who conducts seminars to improve sales staff, said that face-to-face is the best way to sell. He gave tips on selling tickets for the Rotary Reverse Raffle scheduled for March 5 at the Maronite Center. That is Austintown Rotary’s only real fundraiser all year, and the money benefits local, national, and international projects. To request tickets call Deanna Spirko at 330-793-4404. Above with Ricciuti is Rotary club president Susan Leetch.

Triumph in Austintown: At the Rotary Club of Austintown’s Jan. ...

Triumph in Austintown: At the Rotary Club of Austintown’s Jan. 17 meeting, Tom Ricciuti from Triumph Consulting Services spoke. Ricciuti, who conducts seminars to improve sales staff, said that face-to-face is the best way to ...


Dr. Mark Billy, new president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society.

Dr. Mark Billy, new president of the Corydon Palmer Dental ...

Dr. Mark Billy, new president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society.