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Beautification project: Roberta Lawrentz, left, and Sue Ellen Davis of Girard Junior Women’s Club fill a planter in downtown Girard. The annual project was initiated by Davis’s mother, Jane Harris. Planters in front of businesses are filled with flowers every summer as one of the group’s projects. Girard Junior Women are dedicated to serving the Girard community and most recently donated to Emmanuel House and presented a Girard graduate with scholarship money. Anyone interested in joining should contact Lawrentz or any member of GJWC.

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Britney, a retired racing Greyhound, was rescued by Darlene and John Bartholomew of Hermitage, Pa., in March 2009 when her racing days were over at Wheeling Downs in West Virginia.

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Melody Case sent this picture of Hunter. She spotted him when he was featured in The Vindicator's Sunday "Up For Adoption" feature on May 25, 2003. She said he was the most wonderful dog anyone could ever hope for. Sadly, when he was 7 1/2 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. They tried everything they could to save him (surgery/radiation) but he died on May 26 this year, one month after his 8th birthday. She said no other dog could ever take his place.

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Meg Creighton of Austintown adopted Danny in May 2005 from Angels for Animals.

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Maela Bella is a 2-year-old Puggle. She was adopted from Heaven to Earth Rescue Shelter in May 2009 by Valerie Lynn DePietro of Austintown.

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Angie, 3 years old, was adopted from Mahoning County Dog Pound and Adoption Center in December 2010 by Michael and Cathy Gorman of McDonald.

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Lisa Cardona of Youngstown says they saved Alice Magoo, a 4-year-old Chihuahua, from irresponsible and neglectful kids in June 2008. She has been a sweet little blessing in their lives since.

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Donna Detwiler of North Lima says, "Our dog, Gabby, is a minituare German Schanuzer. She is angel and such a sweet baby. She is now 8 and has developed diabetes. She has also lost pretty much of her vision. She is such a role model. She has adjusted so well. She gets two daily insulin shots and takes them like a trooper. She gets all around our house without trouble and still loves her daily walk. She is featured in this picture with my granddaughter, Sophie Detwiler (3)."

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Steve and Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent this picture of their two "grandpups." Their daughter, Angie Ferenchak, adopted Cali (the black Lab ) from a shelter three years ago and little Yashu (the brown Chow ) this year. The two dogs love each other very much and get along so well together.

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Jordan and Kristen Taylor of Howland adopted Matilda in April 2008 from Angels for Animals. She will be 4 in August. As you can see, she enjoys sunbathing in her backyard.

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Winston, a 3 1/2-year-old Copper Pomeranian, belongs to Larry and Marguerite Conti of Boardman. They got him in June 2008, and he became a therapy dog for Larry and has helped to make him feel so much better. He also gets along very well with their cat, Blackjack. Larry is so much happier with Winston by his side and takes him practically everywhere he goes.

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Chipper Jones Bruno, right, is a 5-year-old mixed breed, primarily Beagle. He was rescued from the Mahoning County Dog Pound when he was 8 weeks old by Jeff, Janice, Jessica, Jeff and Jenn Bruno of Boardman. He is now the big brother to Jackson, who is their 1-year-old puppy. They get along beautifully.

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Jack was adopted in 2004 from Angels for Animals by Jackie Renko of Youngstown when he was 5 months old. Now 6 1/2, he was trained through the Prison-Based Dog Training Programs.

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Five-year-old Carley Johnston is hanging out with her best friend, Tucker, on a rainy day in April 2011 at their home in Poland. Tucker, a 1 1/2-year-old Golden Retriever/Collie mix, was adopted by the Johnston family in Feburary 2010 from the Humane Society of Columbiana County. The photo was taken by Carley's mom, Cara Johnston.

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Steve and Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent this picture of their two "grandpups." Their daughter, Angie Ferenchak of Westlake, adopted Cali (the black Lab ) from a shelter three years ago and little Yashu (the brown Chow ) this year. Joining in on their Easter fun is Angie's boyfriend, John Bialowas, also of Westlake.

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Linda Beshara of Boardman says: "This is Nattie-Jo. She is 5 years old. She became a member of our family in August of 2006 when we adopted her from the Mahoning County Dog Pound. My son Philip and I adopted Nattie-Jo two days before he left home to attend Ohio University. Nattie-Jo has really been a blessing to me. She helped me through empty nest when my son left for college. She is definately the top dog in our home! Nattie-Jo and my son have a really special bond, and the reunion between the two of them when he comes back home to visit is so sweet.

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Snoot, 6 (a guess), was adopted in September 2007 from Mahoning County Dog Pound by Debbie D'Altorio.

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Carrie Payne of Newton Falls adopted Lulubella, 3 years old, in February from Animal Rescue.

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Polo plays peek-a-boo at 3 months old. Now 12 1/2, Patrick Krieger's Shih-Tzu was reincarnated about a year ago, says photographer and "granddog sitter" Michael Lacivita of Youngstown. His grandson's dog was on his deathbed but regained his youth when the veterinarian administered intravenous. Never give up!

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Susie Hogan of Boardman says they adopted their 4-month-old Beagle, Ruby, from WAGS animal shelter in Columbiana in May. She received top-notch training at a prison in Hubbard while she waited to be adopted. Ruby is an extremely friendly, high energy puppy who always makes them smile. Ruby currently lives with two cats, Lina and Dingle, also adopted from animal shelters.

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Charlie II is a mix breed (German Shepherd/Malamute) who Donna Samuels of Youngstown says they got from the pound. He is pictured playing with her niece, Marissa Gorvet, when he was 6 months old.

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Jackleen Buzzelli and family sent this picture. The brown dog is Zoe, who was adopted from the Mahoning County Dog Pound last year when she was about 1 year old. She has blended in nicely with their family and is best friends with their unclaimed stray Dalmatian, Noma. Jackleen's husband found Noma on I-680 in February 2000. They ran several ads, posters and notices to try and find her owners, but she was never claimed. Jonathan, her 9-year-old son, has been the true best friend to both dogs. Noma stays within an arm's length of him at all times when he is home, and waits patiently when he is at school. Zoe is always taking her toys to Jonathan to start a game tug-of-war or fetch.

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Kimberly and Gary McAfoose of McDonald have owned Chloe for the past 10 years. Gary found her in the parking lot where he works when she was just a few months old. She became their youngest daughter, Kira's, best buddy.

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Peanut, a 1-year-old Bichon Frise who was adopted May 22, is playing with Emery, 2.

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From Randy Wolfe of Poland: "Meet Bear. As a mailman on the city's South Side, I would take my afternoon break on the street where Bear lived. I was amazed to see him as a 10-month-old puppy; he truly looked like a bear cub. I would toss him treats, as he was tied to a cinder block in the lot next to his owner's house. To my amazement, his owners moved and untied him to fend for himself. I watched him lying at the door of the house, waiting for them to come home. I watched this for several days, then I realized I needed to go get him. So armed with only food and water, a friend and I went there, and I brought him home with me. That was four years ago. People say to me, "He's lucky you came and got him." But the truth is, Bear is such a fun, loyal and loving dog, he's taught me to be a dog lover. Now I say, "I'm lucky he came along."

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This is Tessa, who was adopted from Angels for Animals on Feb. 15 by Betty Estes of Girard in loving memory of my husband, Mark, who passed away on Feb. 2. Tessa is a Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever mix and is 1 1/2 years old.

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This is Sam, a 5-year-old Spaniel mix. He was abandoned by his former owner and Kim Wolf of Youngstown says she was lucky to adopt him in December 2009 from "For The Dogs" rescue group.

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Karen and Russ Caddes of Mineral Ridge adopted 2-year-old Samson in February from the Mahoning County Dog Pound.

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Judith Buck of Youngstown says Stacey is her friend and companion. She is part Lab and part Dalmatian. She was 5 weeks old and 5 pounds when Judith got her at the pound. She will be 14 this October.

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Ernie, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu, and Preston, an 8-year-old Lhasa Apso, were pounded together, rescued together, adopted together, and now they are top dogs together! They were adopted 3 years ago by Tony and Fran Vitullo of McDonald.

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From Tammy and Dave Dragus of Lake Milton: "We would like to share our story of Molly. We adopted her on May 28 from The Animal Rescue Center in Eastlake, Ohio. She is 12 weeks old and is a Terrier mix. She has helped fill a void in our house, because we recently had to have our 13-year-old Corgi mix put to sleep. She has taken to her new home by leaps and bounds and is trying very hard to get along with her three "cat sisters." Every day for her is a new adventure, and we look forward to watching her grow old."

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Madalyn Smith of Boardman cuddles with her dog, Bullseye, who was adopted as a puppy from Mahoning County Dog Pound.

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The Bichon Frise is Beaujolais and was adopted from Furry Friends Rescue in San Francisco, Calif., in 2004. He will be 7 years old this week. The mixed Terrier is CassieRose, who was found abandoned in a wooded area in 2003. She is 9 years old. The proud owners are Cheryl and Bill Brophy of Salem.

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From Sherry Bankey of Girard: "This is Ruby. She is 2 1/2 years old. We adopted her when she was a puppy from Alchemy Acres in Salem. She has two dog beds, but believes the humans' bed is hers. When you tell her to get down, this is the look you get!"

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Tom and Eileen Pittman of Austintown adopted Penny (now 7) from the Mahoning County Dog Pound in January — on the day she was scheduled to be euthanized. Within hours, after a couple naps and decent meals, she quickly became their alpha dog, a pecking order with which her new big sister, Boo Boo Kitty, seems just fine.

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Jerry Hoover of Boardman is relaxing with his "granddog," Bullseye, who was adopted from Mahoning County Dog Pound.

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Debbie and Doug Gamble of Edinburg, Pa., adopted Shania in March 2007. She is a 3-year-old Pit Bull mix. They got her when she was 8 weeks old from the Westmoreland County Humane Society in Greensburg, Pa. Debbie says: "She was the first pick from a litter of 13. She is the most wonderful, loving, pleasant dog you could ever imagine, and we love her so much. Before she was a year old, she had to have surgery on one knee, then the other 7 months later for luxating patella, which she had done at Town & Country in Warren by Dr. Moxley. What a great doctor and great place to take your best friends. She is running and playing like the rest of my dogs now, thanks to them. Dr. Moxley says she ought to be the poster child for her breed, and we agree. Bringing her home that evening was the best day of our lives. Little did we know how much joy she would bring. She is truly "man's best friend."

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Greta was found laying on the side of the road in Cleveland, and Gary and Ann Duracky of Poland got her through German Shepherd Rescue at a shelter when she was about 1 1/2. She is now 10 years old. She loves to swing and is pictured here with their daughter Beth.

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Ruby is a 3-year-old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. Megan Perencevic Calvaruso of Youngstown found her in May 2010 on the city's East Side. She coaxed Ruby into her car, cleaned her up, took her to the vet and took her home to enjoy life. She adds: "Many Boardman residents may recognize Ruby's picture as she was a "lost dog" for five days last July. Not long after Ruby was adopted my husband and I took Ruby over to my parents' home in Boardman. While we ran errands, Ruby escaped their fenced in backyard. My father, sister and neighbor chased her on foot and by car but lost sight of her near the Boardman Public Library. We immediately started a campaign to get Ruby back. Over 1500 posters were printed and hung in virtually every business and on every telephone pole in Boardman. Five days later, I received a call from a Boardman police officer saying she spotted Ruby on Roche Way in Boardman. I spent the next four hours canvassing the neighborhood. Then, after hours of searching, I saw two cars stopped up ahead on the road. Seconds later, Ruby appeared. I couldn't believe it. I called her name, she came running and we have never been apart since. I found this dog ... twice!."

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Snoopy was adopted in February 2000 from the Mahoning County Dog Pound by Jo Niles and Tim Niles of Boardman. She was 8 weeks at the time; she died in March of this year.

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Marty and Lisa White of North Jackson sent this picture. Pete, 6, on the right, is epileptic and was adopted in 2006. Max, 5, the little guy on the left, had heartworm, whipworm and a respiratory infection when he was adopted in 2007. They say you would never know it today! Both were adopted from the Mahoning County Dog Pound.

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Debbie and Harry Deeley Fowler adopted Boo Radley, 4, right, in December 2007 from the Trumbull County Animal Shelter when he was 3 months old. Harry says: "In September 2007 we lost our Lab/Pit Bull mix at 6 years old to leukemia. My wife was devastated, as she loved her dog Buddy. I saw an article in The Vindicator the week of Dec. 11 that the Trumbull County Shelter was having an open house. My wife was reluctant to get another dog, as no one could replace Buddy. I drove to the shelter to look at the dogs that were available. I saw the cutest little puppy with a black eye and ear that a little boy was holding. The boy told me that he was taking the puppy home for a birthday present. I wish I could have taken that dog, but alas he was taken. I told my wife that night about the cute little white puppy I wish I could have had and about the other dogs. She finally agreed to go to the shelter with me. Once we got to the shelter we were looking around and guess what? The little white puppy was there in the crate! I told my wife that that was the pup I told her about, and she liked him too. The people the day before were denied for some reason, and the puppy was available once again! It must have been meant to be. The rest is history and we love our Boo Radley! Here he is pictured driving Sam.

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Lemon, 1 1/2, the "granddog" of Carol and David McKay of Boardman, was 4 months when adopted by Kourtney and Nate Ross of Chicago in February 2010. Kenley Smith, 2 1/2 (left), and Ian Smith, 4 1/2 (right), are the children of Kimberly and Greg Smith of Chicago and the McKays' grandchildren.

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Rochelle Blanco of Youngstown adopted Mollee, 2 years old, in April 2010 from For The Dogs Shelter.

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Michelle Galazia sent this picture of Chase and Liv. Chase is around 3 and was a pup when they found him..

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Diana Bell of Austintown says: "This is Dory. Seven years ago, my son was attending classes at YSU. It was the beginning of the semester in January, and the temperature was around zero. Parked in a YSU parking lot, he got out of the car, left the door open and got something out of the trunk. Upon returning to close the door, a 3-month-old puppy was sitting in the front seat, cold, hungry and with a bad cut over her eye. He did not have the heart to put her back outside, and instead brought her home."

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Gina, 11, was adopted in August 2002 from Angels for Animals by Liam and Kaitlin Garzanich of Columbiana.

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Scout, part Lab/part Sharpei, will be 7 years old in August. Christine Silvestri of Youngstown says they found him in the street at a house party. He was about 3 months old at the time. He has two brothers and two sisters (cats) at home.

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Joe Lynn of Salem caught this snapshot of Sara Sanders of Austintown and the love of her life at Mill Creek Park in June. Oreo was adopted in Cleveland 14 years ago and has been by Sara's side ever since. Sara and Oreo have shared their lifetime together, and Sara found it only fitting to include Oreo in a senior portrait.

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Ruth Cramer of Youngstown adopted Murphy in January. The mahogany Sheltie is 1 year old.

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This is Ruby and her puppies. Alisa Akuszewski of Austintown says they rescued Ruby from the Mahoning County Dog Pound in 2005 — not knowing she was pregnant! She had eight puppies two weeks after they got her. They kept one puppy and found homes for the rest with family and friends so they have seen them all grow up! Ruby loves everyone she meets and wants nothing more than to cuddle up and sleep in a warm bed.

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Alisa Akuszewski of Austintown says someone was giving Mandy away so they took her in June 2010. She is about a year old and a bundle of energy. She is one of their three rescues.

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Sierra, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, was rescued from the pound in 2009 by Marvin Fair of Canfield.

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Belle is an American Bulldog mix (4), adopted from Pawprint Paradise in December 2007. Lester is a Plott Hound mix (3), adopted from Trumbull Animal Welfare League in December 2010. Submitted by Cheryl Pearson of Austintown.

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Hannah Lee, who is 5 years old, was adopted by Randy Hoover of Columbiana from Angels for Animals in September 2006. She's a mixed breed who loves to ride on the bow of his small boat. She had been abandoned in Mill Creek Park during the winter in 2006. She was nursed back to health by an anonymous woman who could not keep her permanently and gave her to Angels. He says she is a very gentle dog who loves people. She is also extremely spoiled, but a wonderful companion and great house dog. They live in a secluded area of Pine Lake where she lives a true dog's life.

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Dow Jones (brown) is a 2-year-old mixed breed adopted from the Mahoning County Dog Pound in October 2009. Nikkei, 1 1/2 years old, is an Akita mix that was also adopted from the Mahoning County pound, in April 2010. They are best friends and the best girls. Submitted by Mary Armstrong of Youngstown.

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Jenn from Bristolville says: "Briggsey was rescued from the Mahoning County Pound, and I adopted him through For the Dogs in August 2009. Maddie was adopted through Northeast Ohio Collie Rescue in February 2007, and they are best of friends!

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Molly is around 9 years old. Jan Pomaro of Boardman adopted her from Angels for Animals on October 2003. Jan says, "She is part German Shepherd/part Dobie, but 100 percent pure love. She makes me laugh every single day. She was picked up as a stray by Angels but has a forever home here and in our hearts."

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Ron and Kathy Carroll of Canfield rescued Gracie, a Lab mix, and Guido, a Yorkie. Gracie was on her way to Angels, and Guido was also in need of a new home because his mom couldn't keep him anymore. They worried about their different sizes, but as you can see, they love each other and are never apart!

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From Sherri Maddick of New Bedford, Pa.: “This is Bailey, our beautiful female Border Collie mix, adopted from Angels For Animals July 2008 at the age of 7. She just turned 10 on May 24. We think she is pretty special. We cannot go anywhere without someone saying how nice or how beautiful she is. She does not bark at anyone or any other doggies and can’t understand why some dogs bark when we walk in various parks! She had surgery for bladder cancer in November, but she is doing well and we are hoping to have many more good years with our little angel. This picture was taken on our fishing boat in Florida. Bailey loves to go rides in anything that moves!"

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Patricia Taylor of Columbiana adopted Maisey, a Greyhound, last November. She is 6 years old and is a former racing dog. Now she enjoys sitting in comfy chairs and sharing the house with her dog brothers, Max and Seamus.

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Mary Ann O'Neil sent this picture of Anna Lefoer, who attends Canfield Schools, and her dog, Hershey.

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Cathy Duck of Struthers found Buffy, a Shih Poo (Shih Tzu/Poodle mix), on petfinder.com, where she was adoptable through Haven for Pets in Bath, Ohio. Due to financial reasons, her owner had to move and was going to have her euthanized, which is when Haven for Pets stepped in. After reading her biography online in September 2009, Cathy knew she had to give her a good home.

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Opponents of Senate Bill 5 lead a parade through downtown Columbus to the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday to turn in nearly 1.3 million petition signatures seeking to repeal Ohio’s controversial collective bargaining law.

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Darryl James, of Vienna, rests before his 14-year-old son, Joshua, shows their four goats at the Trumbull County Fair in Cortland, which opened Wednesday. The James family also shows turkeys.

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Warren Mayor Michael O’Brien and others involved in the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center check out the new sign for the center, a 37,000-square-foot building near Courthouse Square in downtown Warren. A ceremony to unveil the space took place Wednesday.

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Tom and Shannon Semple of Liberty ride the Twister with their 5-year-old daughter, Mia. The fair runs through Monday.

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A. Wolf takes the stand during “Guilty or Not Guilty” as performed by the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre at the Boardman Library on Glenwood Avenue. Wednesday’s play was part of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s annual summer reading program.

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State Rep. Bob Hagan, a Democrat from Youngstown, makes a point as he marches with other opponents of Senate Bill 5 in front of the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday. Senate Bill 5 likely will be Gov. John Kasich’s “Waterloo,” Hagan said.

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FILE - In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Czech Republic's Jaromir Jagr, left, stick handles the puck away from Team Canada's Rich Peverley during second period action at the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Mannheim, Germany. Petr Svoboda, Jagr's agent, said Tuesday, June 2,1 0211, that he has been talking to the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins about the Czech star returning to the NHL. Jagr hasn't played in the NHL since the 2007-08 season with the New York Rangers. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot, File)

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Cleveland Indians' Lou Marson, right, scores ahead of the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero as umpire Mike DiMuro, left, looks on during the ninth inning in an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ryan Roberts (14) steals second base as Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera waits for the ball during the second inning in an interleague baseball game on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ryan Roberts, left, tags out Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera, as he tries to steal third base during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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From left, cousins Bill Miller, 13; Jeffery Logan, 7; Matt Logan, 8; and Zac Logan, 11, hang out with Red, one of the Logan family’s eight cows. The family will spend the week showing its cows at the Trumbull County Fair in Bazetta, which began Wednesday and continues through Monday.

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Clyde Hudson.

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Canfield Lions Club has installed new officers. Those participating were, from left to right, front row, John Africa, Phil Bova, Joan Filisky, Caroline Phillips, Dr. Carmela Abraham, Harry Pancher and Ted Filmer, and back row, Dave Gauch, district governor-elect, installing officer; Tom Zurawick; Don Kwolek; Rich Yager; Pete Cannell; and Jack Patrick. Board members not pictured are Chris Haus, Jim Duncan and Marilyn Schmidt.

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Geologist Marilyn Huff catalogs core samples taken in drilling samples near Elk Creek, Nebraska. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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Frank Gazella Jr. is co-founder of Pieroguys Pierogies at the City Market in Kansas City, Missouri. The business, a wholesale pierogies manufacturer, has opened a cafe and is now selling it's own pieroguy sauces in bottles. (David Pulliam/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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Thomas Altiere Jr., 32, of Royal Troon Drive in Warren, right, stands in the courtroom of Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court with his attorney, Gary Rich. Altiere, son of Sheriff Thomas Altiere, pleaded guilty Tuesday to deception to obtain a dangerous drug for using deception to obtain prescriptions for Hydrocodone, a pain medication, from multiple doctors and multiple pharmacies earlier this year. The Trumbull County Adult Probation Department will determine whether Altiere qualifies for a program that would allow him to receive drug treatment in lieu of conviction on the charge.

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Two motorists were sent to the hospital with injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident on the city’s North Side. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Fifth Avenue by Lora Avenue. The driver of a pick-up truck flipped his vehicle trying to stop after a two-car crash in front of him. Youngstown police didn’t have any information Tuesday afternoon on the accident.

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Boardman police and firefighters and the Ohio State Highway Patrol treat a 9-year-old Youngstown boy on the sidewalk of Indianola Road. Highway patrol troopers said the boy was bicycling out of the Family Video Parking lot on the owner of Market Street and Indianola Road when he hit a car traveling east on Indianola around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the driver of the car, a 74-year-old Canfield woman, was not injured and no charges are pending against her. The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for minor injuries.

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Christopher Baronzzi, an attorney for the Youngstown law firm Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, discusses legal issues for oil and gas lessors at a seminar in Columbiana. One of Tuesday’s topics was water safety and the how landowners should regularly test water for chemicals before and after drilling.

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Tori Snyder, 17, one of the students in Kathleen Kromer’s Columbiana Educational Service Center class, is all smiles as she surveys sunflowers blooming in the Bloomin’ Butterfly Garden shaped like a butterfly at Goodness Grows ministry at Common Ground Church Community in Beaver Township. She wears a butterfly necklace to go with the garden theme. The garden features plants to attract birds, butterflies and bees.

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Greg Bowman, executive director of Goodness Grows, a faith-based food and farming ministry at Common Ground Church Community, watches as Julia Gregory, 7, waters plants. Also pictured are Jacob Bacvani, 3,and Leah Bacvani, 7.

Published on June 28, 2011


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Job seekers stand in line at a job fair in Southfield, Mich., Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Michigan says the state's unemployment rate crept up to 10.3 percent in May, pushed higher by the loss of 8,000 government jobs and 3,000 in education and health services. The seasonally adjusted figures released Wednesday by the Department of Technology, Management and Budget show an increase of 0.1 percentage points since April. The national rate also rose, to 9.1 percent. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Scrappers short stop #1 Tony Wolters makes a play on a ball before his thro to first.

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Scrappers third basemen #39 Jordan Smith jumps infront of short stop #1 Tony Wolters to make a play on the ball.

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Frank Gazella, Jr., left, and Andrew Misak, co-owners of Pieroguys Pierogies, work on packaging pierogies for delivery at their City Market shop in Kansas City, Missouri onThursday, December 2, 2011. (Allison Long/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde speaks to the media outside the International Monetary Fund in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2011, where she was interviewing to succeed former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Atty. Christopher Baronzzi of the Youngstown law firm Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell urged those who have signed leases to test water before and after drilling begins to protect themselves in case well or surface water becomes contaminated from chemicals as a result of the process called fracking.

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About 250 residents from counties throughout Northeast Ohio learned about the many legal issues surrounding oil and gas leases, including mineral-rights purchases, the effect on property values and tax regulations.

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The Niles Historical Society recently received a new 25-foot flagpole and a new flag, thanks to the help of Niles businessmen Alan Miller, general manager at RTI International Metals, and James Williams of Holloway-Williams Funeral Home. A crew from RTI installed the foundation and the pole, and Williams donated the flag. Here, David Dinsmore, left, Bob Mostoller, Bill Dennis, Fred Kubli, Greg Billock and George John display the new pole. Kubli and John are members of the historical society; the others are associated with RTI.

Published on June 28, 2011


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Plaque to the future: The Salem Preservation Society has placed a plaque at the Salem Coin Exchange on South Broadway Avenue. The plaque commemorates the donation of the building to the society by the late Bruce Greenamyer. The building recently was sold and is now owned by Dave and Linda Jones. Above, from left, are Jean Alice Fehr, Linda and Dave Jones, society President Craig Brown and society Vice President Keith Berger.

Published on June 28, 2011


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The Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 10 E. Commerce St., and its parking lot are undergoing more than $1.3 million in remedial work and improvements because of questionable construction.

Published on June 28, 2011


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Two major projects began in April and are expected to take six months to complete at the building.

Published on June 28, 2011


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Luis Perez

Published on June 27, 2011


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Don Hutchison

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Bo Pelini Nebraska Coach talks with Karl Scheetz and his son Luke 11, of New Springfield after Mooney's Camp of Champions.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Scrappers second basemen K.C. Serna (6) can’t catch a wild throw as Samuel Gonzalez of State College advances to second base on a wild pitch in the fourth inning.

Published on June 27, 2011


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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, is introduced by former 49ers player Steve Wallace during the DeBartolo Scholarship banquet Monday at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Jim Harbaugh, the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, was among the guests at the annual Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation celebrity dinner auction in Howland.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Don Hutchison, left, is sworn in by Judge Scott Hunter as the new chief of Cardinal Joint Fire District, which serves the city of Canfield and Canfield Township. Hutchison joined the district in 1989 and worked with former Chief Robert J. Tieche until Tieche’s death in May. The ceremony was Monday.

Published on June 27, 2011


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While impersonating Elvis along The Strip, Rodrigo Gonsalez takes a moment to count the night's tip earnings, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Las Vegas. The number of celebrity impersonators crowding the Las Vegas Strip has grown in recent months, in part because the stalled economy has left many actors and performers in California and Las Vegas without a job. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Published on June 27, 2011


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JESSICA M. KANALAS || THE VINDICATOR..Bo Pelini Nebraska Coach talks with Karl Scheetz and his son Luke 11, of New Springfield after the camp.MooneyÕs Camp of Champions. -30-

Published on June 27, 2011


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Volunteers from Millcreek Youth Workcamp, from left, Emily Lado, 16, of Orwigsburg, Pa.; Hosanna Kim, 16, of Chappaqua, N.Y.; and Jeremy Schmidt, 16, of Itasca, Ill., help clean up the yard at a home in the 500 block of West Laclede Avenue.

Published on June 27, 2011


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From left, Vinnie Mileto, Ernie Sattarelle and Jess Kovach, all employees with Jenkins Signs of Youngstown, get ready to hoist the large Y on the east side of Youngstown State University’s $10 million Watson and Tressel Training Site.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Michala Sakofas, 12, youth mission member of Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, helps paint the rear of the house at 762 W. LaClede Ave. on Youngstown’s South Sid

Published on June 27, 2011


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Workers install the indoor track at Youngstown State University’s $10 million Watson and Tressel Training Site. Most of the work is completed, and the official unveiling should take place in the next few weeks. The university hopes the 125,000-square-foot state-of-the art facility will act as a recruiting tool.

Published on June 27, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Hailey Osborne dips her brush as she paints - At 762 W. LaClede Avenue, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation joined forces with Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchÕs Youth Mission Program to paint the home of Carolyn Jackson....-30-

Published on June 27, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Hailey Osborne dips her brush as she paints - At 762 W. LaClede Avenue, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation joined forces with Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchÕs Youth Mission Program to paint the home of Carolyn Jackson....-30-

Published on June 27, 2011


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A volunteer from Millcreek Youth Workcamp helps paint the rear of the house at 762 W. LaClede Ave. on Youngstown’s South Side.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Emily Lado, 16, Penn

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Bill Ziech, 49, Illinois; Lauren Rogerson, 14, North Carolina; Stephen Presley, 16, Kentucky; Natalie Yung, 16, New Jersey

Published on June 27, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..tools of the trade - At 762 W. LaClede Avenue, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation joined forces with Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchÕs Youth Mission Program to paint the home of Carolyn Jackson....-30-

Published on June 27, 2011


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Stephen Presley, 16, Kentucky

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Natalie Yung, 16, New Jersey

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Emily Lado, 16, Pennsylvania; Josanna Kim, 16, New York; Jeremy Schmidt, 16, Illinois

Published on June 27, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR.. a shadow of Brandi Osborn yout pastors wife seems to have a helping hand of her shadow - At 762 W. LaClede Avenue, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation joined forces with Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchÕs Youth Mission Program to paint the home of Carolyn Jackson....-30-

Published on June 27, 2011


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Published on June 27, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..a good reflection as Dawn LaRiccia 18 paints a door At 762 W. LaClede Avenue, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation joined forces with Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchÕs Youth Mission Program to paint the home of Carolyn Jackson....-30-

Published on June 27, 2011


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Published on June 27, 2011


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Natalie Yung, 16, New Jersey

Published on June 27, 2011


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Vernon Brown of Poland served as one of the waiters at the English Tea on June 9 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown, where he is a lay leader.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Jackie Burley, executive director of Protestant Family Service, who attended the Trinity UMW's tea, served the other guests at her table. Seated, from left, are Joanie Morrison of Austintown, Marilyn Morelli of Canfield and Elva Easton of Boardman.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Program speaker Sis Soller of Youngstown kept guests at the tea laughing with her popular poker-face delivery of a humorous program on marriage and family.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Dorothy Soles, who will be 93 in August, used the occasion of Trinity United Methodist Women's English Tea on June 9 as an opportunity to arrange a face-to-face meeting after 20-plus years of telephone rapport with The Vindicator's Society Department.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Published on June 27, 2011


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Keeping up Upton House: Sue Stoddart will host “Christmas in July” at the open house Sunday at Upton House. The event is free and begins at 2 p.m. Visitors will tour the historic landmark home, built in the Greek Revival style. It was the home of suffragette Harriet Taylor Upton. The Upton Annual Summer Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 and 23. Anyone wishing to donate items can drop them off July 20 or 21. Proceeds go toward the Women’s Park and the restoration of the Upton House, in downtown Warren, 380 Mahoning Ave. For more information phone 330-395-1840 or visit www.uptonhouse.org.

Published on June 27, 2011


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From left to right are Lynn Romeo, Patricia Ross, Denise Altman, Patricia Cearfoss, Suzette Gibbs and Sue Urmson, who were installed recently as officers for the 2011-2012 term of the Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Published on June 27, 2011


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Joe Rottenborn, executive director of Mahoning Valley College Access Program, stands in his offi ce at Kent State University Trumbull Campus holding an iPad displaying a website he has created to help students with getting into and completing college.

Published on June 26, 2011


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Casey Anthony, seated center, listens to counsel, including Prosecutor Linda Drane-Brudick, left, Cheney Mason, defense, second from left, and Wil Slabaugh, before the start of court during day 18 of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.(AP Photo/Red Huber,Pool)

Published on June 26, 2011


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Dan Dickten

Published on June 26, 2011


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Mary Jenter of Warren and her pug, Sofie, watch as dogs splash around in the Mosquito Lake Dog Park beach Sunday afternoon.

Published on June 26, 2011


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Kelvin Hill

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(8) Todd Hankins of the Scrappers slides into third as Wes Freeman tries to make the play Sunday afternoon in Niles.

Published on June 26, 2011


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Dogs play in their own beach area at the Mosquito Lake Dog Park during the second annual Doggie Days event Sunday.

Published on June 26, 2011


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Jonathan Miller

Published on June 26, 2011


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WAR - Korean War Monument in Austintown Sunday afternoon. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

Published on June 26, 2011


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San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval, left, tags out Cleveland Indians' Grady Sizemore on a steal attempt at third base during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 26, 2011, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin))

Published on June 26, 2011


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Jesse Lavin, left, a student at Ohio Valley Teen Challenge in Youngstown, recently found the cremation urn of Brenda Hlebak’s husband, Michael Hlebak, in Mill Creek Park. Through a series of events, including a story in The Vindicator, the urn was returned to Brenda.

Published on June 26, 2011


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In this photo taken June 13, 2011, Damilic Corp. president Bob Olding anchors the paper as the Atlantic Plus, the Signascript tabletop model autopen, produces a signature at their Rockville, Md., office. Damilic Corp. is the leading manufacturer of automatic signing machines for replicating authentic signatures. Autopens have been used for decades by presidents of both parties, an open secret nobody in Washington wants to talk about, including the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Published on June 26, 2011


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Local Wake Board Professional Rob Struharik from Youngstown, OH performs an air trick on his CWB board at the 5th Annual Wake Milton (OK) 2011 held at Lake Milton State Park. Rob was one of the many wake boarders who participated in this year's tournament. Struharik is sponsored by CWB and Roswell. The event was organized by Dan Stone of Water's Edge Board Shop in Lake Milton, OH. All ages competed in four divisions. The event was sponsored by Hyperlite, Boat House Marine, and Mastercraft...LINDSAY MCCALL | THE VINDICATOR

Published on June 25, 2011


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Local Wake Board Professional Rob Struharik from Youngstown, OH performs an air trick on his CWB board at the 5th Annual Wake Milton (OK) 2011 held at Lake Milton State Park. Rob was one of the many wake boarders who participated in this year's tournament. Struharik is sponsored by CWB and Roswell. The event was organized by Dan Stone of Water's Edge Board Shop in Lake Milton, OH. All ages competed in four divisions. The event was sponsored by Hyperlite, Boat House Marine, and Mastercraft...LINDSAY MCCALL | THE VINDICATOR

Published on June 25, 2011


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Ed Port

Published on June 25, 2011


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Brad Smith, a wide receiver and kick returner for the New York Jets and a Chaney High School graduate, helped load boxes of food Friday at the Youngstown Salvation Army. The food distribution was a part of Feed the Children and fed 400 families.

Published on June 25, 2011


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Jerry Jurgensen

Published on June 25, 2011


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Tristan Thompson, left, and Kyrie Irving hold up Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys, Friday, June 24, 2011, in Independence, Ohio. Irving was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA basketball draft and Thompson was the No. 4 overall pick. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Published on June 25, 2011


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Leslie H. Wexner, left, and Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee talk before an audience at the Ohio Union on Feb. 16, 2011, about his gift to Ohio State and Wexner's experiences at OSU.

Published on June 25, 2011


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Boardman Township firefighters and police, together with deputies from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a one-vehicle crash on Shields Road, just west of Sheban Drive, that sent the two female occupants to the hospital. Fire Chief George Brown said the department received the call at 12:43 p.m. Friday and sent all personnel to extricate the women. “We had seven firefighters on the scene, counting me,” Brown said. “We completed the extraction, and Clemente [ambulance service] transported them to St. Elizabeth Health Center for the trauma center.” A portion of Shields Road was closed for a short time because of the accident.

Published on June 25, 2011


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Peoria Chiefs players Greg Rohan, left, and Logan Watkins, walk around the outfield of Wrigley Field before the start of Wednesday's Midwest League game with Kane County.

Published on June 25, 2011


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Peoria Chiefs player Greg Rohan

Published on June 25, 2011


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Feed the Children at Youngstown Salvation Army

Published on June 25, 2011


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Members of the Gear Busters car club look at Denny Pevan's 1967 Pontiac GTO during the Steel Valley Super Nationals Friday at Quaker City Raceway.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Three generations of racing: Joseph, James and Lou Paglia pose with James Paglia's 2007 Ford Mustang GT at the Steel Valley Super Nationals at the Quaker City Motorsports Park. The trio is part of the Gear Buster's car club.

Published on June 24, 2011


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The Gear Busters car club from New Castle, Pa. poses with their cars Friday at the Steel Valley Super Nationals. Member Denny Pevan explains the club is a family that goes everywhere and does everything together. Next, they'll be at Back to the 50s in their hometown.

Published on June 24, 2011


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The Gear Busters car club from New Castle, Pa. poses with their cars Friday at the Steel Valley Super Nationals. Member Denny Pevan explains the club is a family that goes everywhere and does everything together. Next, they'll be at Back to the 50s in their hometown.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Nick Pauline drivers a 1966 Chevy Nova at the 2011 Steel Valley Super Nationals in Salem. It was the sixth year for the event at that location.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Ross Shaner gets into his 1998 Camaro at the Steel Valley Super Nationals at the Quaker City Motorsports Park. Shaner is part of the Gear Buster's club from New Castle, Pa.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Denny Pevan gets into his GTO. An admitted 'Pontiac fanatic,' Pevan owns two GTOs which he and his wife, Linda, race.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Joseph Paglia poses with his father's car Friday at the Steel Valley Super Nationals at the Quaker City Motorsports Park. The rain prevented racing Friday, the first day of the event.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Steel Valley Super Nationals promoter Brian Cazzco, left, with new Quaker City Raceway vice president of operations Duke Fox, and Steel Valley Super Nationals promoter Corey Ward, left, gather during the event Friday.

Published on June 24, 2011


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The Rollers members George Becker and Wayne Holcomb are seen in the reflection of Holcomb's Bel-Air. Members of the Cleveland car club were in Salem Friday for the Steel Valler Super Nationals.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Wayne Holcomb dries off his 1954 Bel-Air during Steel Valley Super Nationals. He's part of the Cleveland car club, The Rollers, and plans on racing this weekend in Salem.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Gray skies and rain were the story of the Steel Valley Super Nationals Friday at Quaker City Motorsports Park. The weather prevented race action.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Gray skies and rain were the story of the Steel Valley Super Nationals Friday at Quaker City Motorsports Park. The weather prevented race action.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Amanda L. Alexander and Robert L. Ramunno

Published on June 24, 2011


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Amanda M. Chopp and Charles R. Housteau

Published on June 24, 2011


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Committee members for the first Clubs for Kids Golf Classic, to take place Aug. 5 at the Youngstown Country Club are, from left, Paul Dutton, Susan Berny, Sallie Tod Dutton and Greg Strollo.

Published on June 24, 2011


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The Argus Ladies Association met June 12 at Argus Park in Canfield for the group’s annual picnic. The group, which was formed in 1960, is made up of widows of past Master Masons. Officers are June Williams, president; June Hill, secretary/treasurer; and Dawn Crosby, coordinator. Attending the meeting at the park were, from left, Evelyn Bosley, Elizabeth Dailey, Mary Alice Vaughn, Terry Crosby, June Hill, Dawn Crosby and Ann Sheets.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Chizmar

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Zachary P. Neutzling and Cheryl L. Worona

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Phillip Schneeberger and Dana L. Frank

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Robert Markwell and Rachel Wilson

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Andrew A. Lothson and Erin E. Wright

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Tina Shaerban and Josh Arundel

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Mr. and Mrs. Donald Renzenbrink

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A cultural experience: Seventh-graders at Holy Family School in Poland took part in May in International Day. The event was organized by Linda Taylor, who teaches history and social studies to Grades 6-8. Students learned about a variety of cultures and traditions, then brought in food special to them. Above, Evan Leek, left, Brennan Bizon and Matthew Holsinger enjoy International Day food.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Nicholas Cappuzzello and Jessica Felice

Published on June 24, 2011


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Novel destinations: Monica Butler of Newton Falls was the first week’s winner of Newton Falls Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Novel Destinations activities. More prizes will be awarded during the summer at the library, at 204 S. Canal Street.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Krista Ginnetti and Vincent Antonucci

Published on June 24, 2011


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Eric A. Shafer and Nichole M. Mellott

Published on June 24, 2011


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A gift to Sojourner House: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #213 in Youngstown donated $800 recently to Sojourner House. The funds were raised over the past year by the group, which has donated to the Youngstown facility, its “President’s Charity,” since 2006. Above, Cindy Long, president of F.O.E. Ladies Auxiliary 213, right, presents the check to Audrey Walker, house manager of Sojourner House.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Good sportsmanship: Chase Brooks, left, and Maddie Leek, eighth-graders at Holy Family School in Poland, received the George Mahl Sportsmanship Award at the Athletic Awards Banquet in May at the Holy Family Parish Center. The award, which is earned through votes by fellow classmates, is given annually to two Holy Family School athletes.

Published on June 24, 2011


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Texas' Tristan Thompson talks on a phone moments after being picked No. 4 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Published on June 23, 2011


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Donald Robinson, a keynote speaker at the Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program commencement ceremony, accepts his diploma from Denise Vaclav-Danko, ABLE director. The ceremony was Thursday at Chaney High School in Youngstown.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Brad Smith

Published on June 23, 2011


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Duke's Kyrie Irving talks to reporters after being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Published on June 23, 2011


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With Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry behind the plate, Cleveland Indians second baseman Orlando Cabrera watches his RBI hit in an interleague baseball game in Cleveland on Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Published on June 23, 2011


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Kyrie Irving, a former Duke basketball player, gestures to the crowd after being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Published on June 23, 2011


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Phantom Fireworks employee Mason Fowler stocks shelves at new Phantom location on Meridian Rd.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Gaston Roth, 2, of Ashtabula relents to receiving a do-it-at-home haircut from his father Jerry Roth on Ohio Avenue, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Ashtabula, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Star-Beacon, William A. West)

Published on June 23, 2011


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President Barack Obama speaks to soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division, many of whom have just returned from Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Fort Drum, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Published on June 23, 2011


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Pawn America employee Eduardo Marin, left, assists a customer named Stella as she pleaded to get the best price she could get for her flat screen TV she was loaning to the pawn shop to help raise some money to replace some tattoo equipment she had stolen, June 7, 2011, in Burnsville, Minnesota. (Renee Jones Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Published on June 23, 2011


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Donna Gains, right, tries on a ring with her son Dace Lumpkin (holding his niece Izzy) for her 49th birthday present at Pawn America in Burnsville, Minnesota, June 7, 2011. (Renee Jones Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Published on June 23, 2011


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Brad Smith of the New York Jets, a graduate of Chaney High School, holds his one-year-old niece Kennedy Carpenter of Youngstown during the United Way’s “Champions Among Us” annual banquet Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Smith and Ohio State junior lineman and Cardinal Mooney High School graduate John Simon spoke at the event and were honored by organizers as local champions who have represented the Mahoning Valley in a positive manner.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Ohio State junior lineman and Cardinal Mooney High School graduate John Simon during the United Way’s “Champions Among Us” annual banquet Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. He was honored by organizers as local champions who have represented the Mahoning Valley in a positive manner.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Phantom Fireworks clerk Jared Kirby waits on customers at the new Phantom location in Youngstown. Americans now blow up more than 200 million pounds of fireworks each year.

Published on June 23, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

Published on June 23, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

Published on June 23, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship was filled to overflowing today as funeral services began for the six victims of last week's deadly fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW...Mourners gathered to honor and remember Audrea Johnson, 31; Derek Dorsey Sr., 30; their two children, Derek Dorsey Jr., 11, and Ariell Dorsey, 9; Derek Sr.Õs niece, Miracle Hugley, 9; and AudreaÕs niece, JaÕNiece Hicks, 13, of Columbus...Six caskets lined the front of the church for the service...-30-

Published on June 23, 2011


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Lions Club scholarship: The Youngstown Lions Club recently presented a scholarship to Leetonia High School graduate Tabatha Turney, above left, who will attend Youngstown State University. The award is in memory of Rita Merz, who was an outstanding member of the Lions. The club also presents two other annual scholarships to students attending YSU. Included in the photo are Merz’s sister, Rita, and Heather Belgin, president of Youngstown Lions Club.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Cub Scouts host family event at camp: Cub Scout Master Troy Homrighausen leads Pack 25 of Canfield United Methodist Church in the flag raising at Camp Akela during Family Camp. The Scouts hosted their families, who joined them June 4 for a day of nature and nurturing, which included flag ceremonies, tug-of-war events, hiking, a camp cleanup and rocket building.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Making memories at Special Olympics: Members of the Warren Photographic Society spent a day in May at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard, where they photographed Special Olympics Ohio. The event included more than 275 students from eight schools in six surrounding counties. The photographers assembled DVDs to be distributed to groups that participated in the event. Above, Warren Photographic Society members Joe Costarella of Girard, left, and Tracy Steele of Warren, right, present DVDs to Girard’s retiring superintendent, Joseph Jeswald, second from left, and incoming superintendent, David Cappuzzello, third from left. Other photographers who participated but are not pictured were Roger Bartscher and Joe Secka of Mineral Ridge, and Earl Christian, Robert Lampson, Joe Lattanzi, Kristina Truhan and Jim Winger, all of Warren.

Published on June 23, 2011


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Brian E. Brindle and Ashley P. Slavens

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Thaddeus R. Poweski and Lisa M. Leone

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Kimberly Blanco and Michael Porter

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William J. Koren Jr. and Capt. Julie A. Obusek

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John Ruble and Kristie Merlo

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Jeremiah M. Turk and Nicole L. Democko

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Learning about resources: Linda Titus, left, of the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Austintown about services and resources offered by the Ursuline Sisters that help individuals or families dealing with HIV or AIDS. Deanna Spirko, right, incoming president of Austintown Rotary, presents a certificate for a children’s book to be donated in the Ursuline Sisters’ name to Woodside Elementary Library in Austintown.

Published on June 21, 2011


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Cathy Pokrivnak, holding flowers, celebrates being named 2011 Woman of the Year by the Youngstown Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. With her are, front left, Mary Ann Rushton, her mother; Susan Carosella, her daughter; and back, from left, stepdad Gus Merola, husband John Pokrivnak, son Steve Baytos IV and son-in-law Ed Carosella.

Published on June 21, 2011


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This spot at the Mt Tabor number 1 reservoir Monday June 20, 2011, is where a 21-year-old man was seen on surveillance video urinating into the reservoir in Portland, Ore. City officials have decided to drain the reservoir at the cost of about $36,000 because of the incident. (AP Photo/Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian)

Published on June 21, 2011


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Sohana Jawed, left, a nine year old Pakistani girl sits with police chief Salim Marwat during a news conference in Lower Dir in Timergarah, Pakistan on Monday, June 20, 2011. A 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped on her way to school and forced to wear a suicide vest managed to escape her captors Monday as they directed her to attack a paramilitary checkpoint in northwest Pakistan. (AP Photo/M. A. Khan)

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A utility pole pinned a car when a Youngstown Street Department truck brought down three utility poles after snagging onto power lines. The incident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wilbur Street and South Avenue on the South Side, closed the intersection for several hours.

Published on June 21, 2011


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Hubbard Township Police Officer Greg Tarr works out on a leg machine in the new exercise room at Hubbard Township Police Department. The department received some donated equipment, and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 85 bought other pieces including a treadmill, in foreground. Tarr said the exercise equipment will help increase officers’ fitness.

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In this June 15, 2011 photo, moviegoers Luis Garcia, 37, left, and Elias Sanchez 26, watch movie trailers on Flixster on their iPad and iPhone, before buying their tickets at the ArcLight Hollywood cinema in Los Angeles. Theater owners have tried a variety of methods to get folks to keep quiet and stay off their phones during shows, from playing amusing messages beforehand to having ushers sweep through the auditorium during the show, said John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Defense attorney Jose Baez and his client Casey Anthony listen as Judge Belvin Perry address attorneys before the start of court in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

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SCRAPPERS - (1) Tony Wolters of the Scrappers goes in to second hard to break up the double play as (14) Cesar Valera can't make the play Monday night at Eastwood Field. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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Cleveland Indians' Travis Hafner hits a three-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 20, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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Marilyn McDaniel

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John R. Swierz, left, Youngstown’s 7th Ward councilman, takes part in the I.C.U. Block Watch meeting, which took place Monday night at The Metro Assembly of God youth facility on South Avenue. The weekend killing of a city teenager dominated the discussions at the meeting.

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Scott Mayfield

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Andrew Blocksom, president of Patriot Water Treatment in Warren, invited state legislators to the plant Monday to demonstrate how the 6-month-old company treats wastewater.

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Jajuan Adkins-Holland, 20, of Youngstown is the cousin of 16-year-old victim Brandon Adkins, a Chaney High School sophomore who was shot and killed late Saturday night on South Avenue. Adkins-Holland spoke Monday night at a meeting of the I.C.U. Block Watch, one of 14 block-watch programs in the 7th Ward.

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Joe Allen of Patriot Water Treatment in Warren takes a sample of water from an incoming truck. The water is tested to ensure it meets environmental standards before it is treated by Patriot. Patriot officials are seeking help from state lawmakers to convince the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to allow the Warren company to continue treating wastewater.

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Diaspora discussions: At a recent meeting of the Youngstown Rotary Club, speakers were Jim Cosseler and Rotarian John Slanina, both of the Youngstown Business Incubator. Their topic was “Tracking and Engaging the Youngstown Diaspora for Economic and Service Opportunities.” Diaspora is the Greek word for residents who move away from a community and either return or still have connections to the community. A study was done by the Youngstown Incubator to indicate that this Diaspora effect is happening and will be a starting block for business revival in the Valley. From left to right are Slanina, Rotarian John Fahnert, program chairman, and Cosseler. On another note, the Rotary club welcomed Bob Calvert, assistant vice president of business banking with First National Bank in downtown Youngstown, as a new member at the meeting.

Published on June 20, 2011


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Warren GOP officers: The Warren Republican Women’s Club installed officers for the upcoming season on June 2. From left to right are Marsha Hubbard, treasurer; Paula Snyder, secretary; Shelby McElravy, second vice president; Cary Ann Koren, first vice president; Barbara Rosier-Tryon, president; and Edwina Wolcott, northeast district vice president of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women, who conducted the installation.

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From left to right are Sandy Webber, treasurer; Connie Witt, secretary, Judi Allio, second vice president; Jenny Pike, first vice president; Lori Everly, president; and Mary Patterson, past president, at the May 24 induction of officers into the Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women’s Club.

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Country musician and Boardman native Sarah Turner performs at the Judge Morley Pavilion Wednesday night as the opening act for the season of the 7-Up Summerfest Spectacular 2011.

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A large crowd gathered for the fi rst show of the 7-Up Summerfest Spectacular 2011 season that featured Boardman native Sarah Turner. A large-screen display gave the crowd that sat further away a nice view of the concert.

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Country musician and Boardman native Sarah Turner performs at the Judge Morley Pavilion Wednesday night as the opening act for the season of the 7-Up Summerfest Spectacular 2011.

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A large crowd gathered for the fi rst show of the 7-Up Summerfest Spectacular 2011 season that featured Boardman native Sarah Turner. A large-screen display gave the crowd that sat further away a nice view of the concert.

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Young fans of Sarah Turner show their support with a homemade sign Wednesday evening at the Judge Morley Pavilion in Mill Creek MetroParks..

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Country musician and Boardman native Sarah Turner performs at the Judge Morley Pavilion Wednesday night as the opening act for the season of the 7-Up Summerfest Spectacular 2011.

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In this June 16, 2011 photo, Rev. Amy DeLong sits at her home, in Osceola, Wis. While trials of pastors who conduct same-gender ceremonies have only occurred once every several years, the threat is indeed real: DeLong faces a three-day trial starting Tuesday, June 21, 2011, on two charges: violating a church prohibition on the ordination of "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" and marrying a lesbian couple. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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An Ohio Highway Patrol helicopter prepares to take off after landing near a double fatal air crash at the Rickenbacker Airport, Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Jeff Hinckley)

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Miss Clayland, Ellen Bryan rejoices as she is crowned Miss Ohio 2011 by the outgoing Miss Ohio Becky Minger on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield, Ohio. (AP Photo/News Journal, Jason J. Molyet)

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Juan Salinas and his older younger brother Alejandro Salinas at Southside Boxing Club in 2009

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Soap box racers zip down West Main Street in Cortland. Area kids competed in the Greater Youngstown Area Soap Box Derby on Saturday for a chance to compete in the All-American Soap Box Derby Championships in Akron on July 23.

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George Scott and Claude Lee Talbert move several boxes as they load a container full of clothes, shoes, toys, bookbags and toiletries for poverty-stricken children in Ghana, Africa. The donations are provided through All About Children’s needs, a charity founded by Ghana native Juliana Ferguson-Yasnowski of Hermitage, who came to the U.S. on a college scholarship many years ago.

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Bill Hoelzel, girls basketball coach at Youngstown Christian School, talks with his players

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Enjoying the polka music at the first Simply Slavic Festival on Saturday night are, from left, Jim Basista, Marge Raiti, and Norm and Mary Jane Guidos. Hundreds ate food, dance and shopped Saturday at the downtown gathering that took 14 months to organize.

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Hannah Walker of Warren zooms down 1,200 feet of West Main Street during competition, which had 40 entrants, from age 8 to 17, competing for three division championships.

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Jeff Johnson helps Victoria Romeo starp up her helmet before her race Saturday morning.

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Jason Smith of Cortland helps prepare Soap Box Derby driver Brian Holden of Cortland before his Super Stock race Saturday morning.

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Taking part in a traditional Slavic dance to Tamburitza music are, from left, George Metzka, Libby Fil, Janine Mentzer, Lisa Nagy and Paula Horvath Festival attendees had a chance to dance to several Slavic-style bands.

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Juliana Yasnowski, left, founder of All About Children’s Needs Inc., loads a box into a container bound for Africa with help from Jessica Hancock. Boxes of donations for impoverished African children were loaded into a 40-foot container earlier this month at Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage in Hermitage. Donations are still being sought for the relief program.

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Mikey Dee of the Mikey Dee band traveled from McKeesport, Pa., to play polkas at the Simply Slavic Festival. Several polka bands played Saturday at the festival in downtown Youngstown. Hundreds attended the festival that ended with a Euro disco in the Central Square area late Satuday.

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A former parking used as a makeshift market is seen in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 17, 2011. The application of a group of economic reforms to enhance work independent from the State, forced Cuba's government to transform different spaces in new markets. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Dave Doepker of Greenford stands with his restored 1957 Willys Overland wagon at the seventh annual Beaver Township Ruritan Father’s Day car show Sunday at South Range High School in North Lima.

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This shows the dashboard of a restored 1957 Willys Overland wagon that Dave Doepker of Greenford showed at Sunday’s June 19 seventh annual Beaver Township Ruritan Father’s Day. Doepker’s son, Ed, is getting into the family hobby by restoring a1978 CT 5 Jeep.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Jr Golf tournament at Avon - Kelly Fleming with her instructor Joe Allen - ( she is in greenish blue top) black shorts.. later she is with Sophia Pilolli.. both of Canfield - ...-30-

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A resident of Ohio Valley Teen Challenge in Youngstown returned an urn he found in Mill Creek to Pastor Kerry Dean, above, academic dean at Teen Challenge. Etched on the urn, they believe, is: “Michael L. McBack, Nov. 22, 1955 to Aug. 19, 2007.”

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A hand-built 1927 Ford Model T bucket street rod with a 1963 327 Corvette engine, owned by Fred Rome of Youngstown, was one of 145 vehicles on display Sunday at the Beaver Township Father’s Day car show.

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Cindy Reynolds stands beside her 1978 BMW 320 and her husband, Rob, shows off his 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit convertible Sunday at the seventh annual Beaver Township Ruritan Father’s Day car show. The couple says they are “nuts” about cars.

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Mahoning Valley Scrappers reliever Drew Rucinski pitches to a batter from the Jamestown Scrappers during a game Sunday at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Scrappers defeated the Jammers, 5-2. Mahoning Valley faces the Batavia Muckdogs today in Niles.

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Kim Esposito of Warren, her son, Santino, 3, left and two other children, Liam Murphy, 6, kneeling, and Aidan Murphy, 8, check out donor bricks at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s recently dedicated Garden of Hope in Boardman.

Published on June 17, 2011


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Family members, from left, Dagmar Amrhein, Victoria Cook, Madonna Cook and Christian Goleno stand outside of the Youngstown State University stadium. Amhrein, mother of Madonna Cook and grandmother of Victoria Cook and Goleno, earned her master’s last month from YSU. Madonna graduated with her bachelor’s from YSU the same day. Goleno is a sophomore and Victoria is a senior at the university.

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Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s Garden of Hope is graced with a waterfalls. The garden, located in an enclosed courtyard area at the Beeghly Campus on Market Street, Boardman, is funded through philanthropic donations.

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The Falling Skies

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In this June 16, 2011 photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World markets fell Friday, June 17, despite positive economic data out of the U.S., as a political shake-up in Greece added to worries that the country might be forced to default on its debt. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Teddy bears and other mementos are placed in memoriam around a shrub at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW, Warren, where six people — two adults and four children — were killed in a Thursday morning house fire.

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Accident investigator Ryan Fox marks a tree off Leffingwell Road that was sideswiped in a fatal car accident that killed the passenger, 17-year-old Kevin Kolesar of Canfield.

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Struthers Fire Chief Harold Milligan is retiring after 30 years. His last day at work will be Wednesday.

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Jack Kerrins

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Hannah Hartman

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Evan Rees and Elizabeth McConnell

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Dr. David Roncone and Angela Eusanio

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Arundel Sr.

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Jonathan Wagner and Christina Delfosse

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Carly C. Bartlone and Larry E. Long Jr.

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Mollie M. Christoff and Joel M. DeSocio

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David T. Billock and Sharon R. Gender

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Shaun Toth and Julie Mayer

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Stacy D. Croxall and Matthew R. Lenton

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Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gibbons Jr.

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Members of the Canfield Fourth of July Parade Committee for 2011 are, from left to right, Clare Neff; John Craig; Barb Fisher; Renee Benson; Enid Maldonado, general chairwoman; Canfield Police Chief Chuck Colucci; Carol Salmon; David Burch, general chairman; Jeff Molierno; Mark Sabol; and Jack Salmon. Not pictured are Jim Queen and Canfield City Council members Marleen Belfiore and Steve Rogers.

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Mr. and Mrs. Osvaldo Furano

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TC Osman and Sunny Detwiler

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Noreen Fossesco and Ed Schmidt

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Anthony J. Zone and Nicole E. Coudriet

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Michael Ress and Sarah J. Quaranta

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Mr. and Mrs. R. Thomas Schrum

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John Jervinsky and Megan J. McNally

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Mr. and Mrs. Roy Perry Sr.

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Semivan

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A firefighter looks for clues after a fire that killed four children and two adults in Warren. The fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW was reported at 4:43 a.m. Thursday..

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Mary Ruegg

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Sharon Hrina

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Miracle Hugley

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Derek Dorsey Jr.

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Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Mich., Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, though the number of applications remains above levels consistent with a healthy economy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Ariell Dorsey

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A worker for Wente Family Estates strips unwanted shoots from cabernet sauvignon grape vines growing on the Silva Ranch in Livermore, California, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Late rains could be a boon for area vintners however, as the threat of powdery mildew is greater with the late rains and oncoming heat. (Jim Stevens/Contra Costa Times/MCT)

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Audrey Johnson

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Derek Dorsey

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A fire in Warren killed four children and two adults. The fire at 911 Landsdowne Ave. NW was reported at 4:43 a.m. Thursday.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Rachel Luce and her daughter Brynn, Luce, 18 months check out new toddlers room during a Thursday 6-16-11 Dedication ceremony for renovations at the Youngsotwn YWCA. They are residents at the YWCA.

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David Wallace

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Janet Bernard

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Dylan Margonari

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Halo, struck by a vehicle over the Memorial Day weekend, continues to make progress from her injuries. A group called For the Dogs Animal Rescue, which uses donated money help injured strays who end up at the pound, arranged vet care for her.

Published on June 16, 2011


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Chris Bradley

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A broken switch on a transformer caused power to be lost at Youngstown City Hall. Two backup generators provided electricity for the building though they didn’t help the entire structure. The problem also led city council to cancel its Wednesday meeting.

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An unidentified person is loaded into an ambulance immediately after the explosion. It is unclear if the person was injured from debris when the house blew up about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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Matt O'Connor

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Cleveland Indians' Shin-Soo Choo, right, is congratulated at home plate by teammate Lou Marson after scoring from second base on a hit by Orlando Cabrera during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Detroit Tigers' Ramon Santiago, right, makes it safely back to first base and beats the tag from Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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In this May 31, 2011 photo, retired IBM Fellow, Donald Seraphim, left, and retired Senior Associate Engineer, Charles Davis, examine old IBM computers and equipment at the Center for Technology & Innovation in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP/Heather Ainsworth)

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2006 file photo, the new Cell Broadband Engine processor is shown during a presentation at the IBM offices, in New York. IBM was formed on June 16, 1911, as the Computing Tabulating Recording Co. in a merger of four separate companies. The new business with a plant in Endicott, N.Y., made scales, time clocks, cheese slicers and _ significantly for its future _ machines that read data stored on punch cards. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, file)

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House of Hope Center

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Cameron Shull, 8, a third-grader, was sworn in as an honorary Air Force Reserve 2nd Lieutenant and fitted with a replica of an air crew flight suit as part of the 910th Airlift Wing’s Pilot for a Day program. Cameron is being treated for cerebral palsy at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

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Cameron Shull

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Mahoning County’s new treasurer Judge James Lanzo of Struthers Municipal Court, right, administered the oath of office to Mahoning County’s new treasurer Dan Yemma at a ceremony Wednesday inside the county courthouse. Between them is Yemma’s mother, Emily. Yemma was selected last week by county Democratic Party precinct committee members to replace Lisa Antonini, who resigned in May after being charged by the federal government with taking and failing to report a $3,000 cash contribution for her 2008 campaign. Yemma, who was chief deputy treasurer, will serve the remainder of Antonini’s term, which expires in September 2013. Yemma has said he will run for a full four-year term next year.

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Cameron Shull, sworn in Wednesday as an honorary Air Force Reserve 2nd Lieutenant as part of the 910th Airlift Wing’s Pilot for a Day program, is shown at the 910th headquarters building at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna with his parents, Michael Merten and Kim Shull. Cameron has cerebral palsy.

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Cameron receives congratulations from by Air Force Reserve Col. Stephen J. “Fritz” Linsenmeyer, commander of the 910th and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna. The Pilot for a Day program provides a day of activities at the 910th to children who live with a chronic or life-threatening disease or illness.

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Scholarship presentation: At its annual scholarship dinner, Catholic Collegiate Association recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to Lamia Sassya, a junior premed student at Youngstown State University. Sassya is in Ghana with the team headed by Dr. Michael Obeng with RESTORE, which provides free services to abused children and battered individuals with deformities. Catholic Collegiate is an organization for Catholic women with degrees that aims to further the interest of Catholic education, promote friendly relations between Catholic and non-Catholic groups, aid the present Catholic welfare societies and develop a spirit of friendliness within its own group. Pictured, from left, are Barbara Banks, first vice president; Terry Gallagher, president; Mary Place Thomas, scholarship chairman; Sassya and Dr. Obeng.

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JoAnn Stock, director of development for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, holds a check donated by committee members of the Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance, from left to right, Cassie Calderon, Paula Jakubek, Tammy Engle and Carol Sankovic. Not pictured is committee member Shelly Barton.

Published on June 15, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..tassel and diploma - Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Even the stadium scoreboard congratulates the class of 2011--Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..congratulations banner to the senior calss - Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Still pretty as a picture --Leanna Hartsough the and now as she imitates her graduation from pre school and now as a graduate of Canfield High School -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..A packed crowd as parents family and friends watch as the 2011 class takes their seats - Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Long white walk as Daniel Marie Goddard and Emily Gleichert leads the class of 2011 on the stadium -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Stopping for a memory are Cally Wollet and Nikki Calai at Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.. Robert G Duffett -graduate of Canfield and president of Dakota Wesleyan University addresses the class of 2011 -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Gia Maria Velasquez addresses the class of 2011 as valedictorian---Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Sign of the times as diplomas and an IPHONE lay on the turf..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Rapt attention .. as Canfield graduates listen to Robert Duffett -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - Rapt attention .. as Canfield graduates .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..THEY ARE DONE as the Class of 2011 toss their hats at the end of the ceremony -- Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Yeeahhh Melanie jeanine West reacts to her diploma -- for family and friends.--Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..CELEBRATE - Katie Tiberio Nicole Tiberio Jenna George and Lauren Boucherle -celebrate together at Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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Tea at 2: From 2 to 4 p.m. July 10, Holborn Herb Growers Guild will have its annual Garden Tea Party in the Western Reserve Village at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Guests, who are asked to use the Gate 5 entrance, will be given the opportunity to tour the historical buildings, sample herbal teas and delicacies, listen to garden music and enter a hat contest. There also will be an herb sale and demonstrations. Tickets are limited and are being sold in advance only. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10, who are encouraged to take their favorite doll. For tickets call 330-533-3802 or 330-702-0444. Pictured are, from left, Kayla and Shirley Szabo and Katie Koulianos.

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Recently, the Youngstown Chapter of The Links Inc. honored Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris, national vice president from the Alameda Contra-Costa chapter of California. The event took place at the Avalon Golf and Country Club-Squaw Creek in Vienna. Founded in 1946, the Links comprises women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of black people and others of African ancestry. The national organization has given more than $24 million to charitable causes. From left to right are Links members Marge Staples, Dr. Newell-Harris and Dr. Krishmu Shipmon, chapter president, as the key to the city is presented to the honoree.

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Cleveland Indians' Shin-Soo Choo, right, is safe at first on a pickoff attempt as he gets back to the bag before the tag by New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo is checked into the boards by Boston Bruins right wing Michael Ryder during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Boston, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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Eagle Scout candidate Greg Haylett, 16, and Barry Haylett, Greg’s father and scout master, demonstrate the proper way to fold the Stars and Stripes.

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Eagle Scout candidate Greg Haylett, 16, said the lighted flagpole he’s planning to install at Poland Township Park will also serve as a 9/11 memorial. The pole behind him is at Poland United Methodist Church.

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Jamie Hayes prepares to plant her garden at Jubilee Community Garden on Lafayette in Youngstown Monday 6-13-2011. Hayes says she learned about gardening from her great grandmother while growing up in Dayton, Oh. There are several community garden sites in Youngstown. The site on Lafayette has 33 plots and all are taken.

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Boardman Fire Chief George Brown, formerly Howland’s fire chief, already is planning changes in the department after starting his new job Wednesday. He said his biggest concerns are keeping firefighters safe and staying within the department’s budget.

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Jamie Hayes prepares to plant her garden at Jubilee Community Garden on Lafayette Street in the Brier Hill section of Youngstown. Hayes, above, said Monday she learned about gardening from her great-grandmother while growing up in Dayton. Youngstown has several community garden sites, and all 33 plots at Jubilee are taken.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the beginning of a meeting with the Jobs and Competitiveness Council at the corporate and U.S. manufacturing headquarters of Cree, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient LED lighting. Monday, June 13, 2011, in Durham, N.C. Seated left of Obama is Ellen Kullman and right is Jeff Immelt, Chair, The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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A peregrine falcon made its home on the fourth floor of the Mahoning County Courthouse.

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Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell smiles while answering questions as he speaks to members of the media during a news conference Monday, June 13, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

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RAMI DAUD | THE VINDICATOR.A peregrine falcon made its home on the fourth floor of the Mahoning County Courthose seen here on the afternoon of June 13.

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Renee Gessner, Canfield Board of Education member, stood out when she votedagainst fees for band and choir students. As school boards across Ohio raise fees or trim budgets after cuts in state funding, philosophical differences emerge among members.

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Sneaking a peek: A youngster checks out turtles similar to those that will be starring in this year’s Turtle Derby sponsored by the Youngstown Lions Club. The race will take place during the Lowellville Car Show downtown at 6:30 p.m. Monday. There will be 10 races before the grand race takes place. There also will be a basket auction, 50-50 drawing, two drawings for $150 each and one for Cleveland Indians tickets, and food will be sold. All proceeds go to the Lions club charities.

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When the Hubbard Conservation Club had its Kids’ Fishing Derby recently, the top winner was Alexandria McFarland, 11. Here, Ed Wolfinger stands with Alexandria after presenting her with the First Place Overall trophy.

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor celebrates amid confetti following Ohio State's 31-26 win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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Jeff Gordon celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Russ Hamilton Sr.)

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Jeff Gordon poses with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Russ Hamilton Sr.)

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Ruben Rios who is a quadriplegic plays a video game using a special mouth controller in his home in Norwalk, Calif., Thursday, June 2, 2011. When Ruben Rios plays videos games he uses top and bottom lip controls, a cross bar mouth joystick and a number of holes and tubes he can puff or sip into to articulate actions in game. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, runs past Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana to score on a sacrifice fly by Curtis Granderson in the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 12, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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LeBron James of the Heat hangs his head during the third quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, Sunday, June 12, 2011. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/MCT)

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FILE In this May 31, 2011 file photo rescue personnel work on bus that overturned in Bowling Green, Va. Prosecutors have charged Cheung, 37, of Flushing, N.Y., with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. But sleep scientists, safety advocates and labor leaders say the roots of the accident lie with an industry whose economic model often results in drivers on the road with too little rest and at hours when their bodies naturally crave sleep. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Andrew Rannells, left, and the cast of "The Book of Mormon" perform during the 65th annual Tony Awards, Sunday, June 12, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

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Andrew Rannells, left, and the cast of "The Book of Mormon" perform during the 65th annual Tony Awards, Sunday, June 12, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Girard HS principal williamRyser speaks during 2011commencement ceremony Sunday at GHS.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Girard HS 2011commencement ceremony Sunday at GHS.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Girard HS grad Katie Brady for runyan story

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Girard HS grad Austin Nitzsky sports some theme glasses for commencement ceremony Sunday at GHS.

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Poland teacher and Commencement Speaker William Snyder speaks to the students and those in attance at Poland High School's graduation.

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Poland High School senior Mary Carchedi smile sbefore being handed her diploma.

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Poland High School seniors give a standing ovation to the commencement speaker Poland High School teacher William Snyder.

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Poland High School seniors listen to the commencement speaker Poland High School teacher William Snyder.

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Poland High School seniors listen to the commencement speaker before recieving their diploma's.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lowellville HS 2011 triplets from left Miguel, Teresa and Robert Sanchez after Sunday commencement.

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Poland High School seniors throw their caps in the air after graduating Sunday afternoon.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lowellville HS 2011commencement ceremony Sunday at Lowellville HS.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lowellville HS 2011 class pres and one of several valedictorians Matthew Russo poses with his sister Samantha Russo, 2008 Lowellville valedictorian and his mom 1980 Lowellville valedictorian Liz Russo.

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Poland senior Christopher Lipari and other seniors listen to the commencement speaker.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Girard HS 2011commencement ceremony Sunday at GHS.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lowellville HS 2011commencement ceremony Sunday at Lowellville HS. Grads toss their caps at end of ceremony.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lowellville HS 2011 grad Anne Christeen Partika hugs her grandmother Mary Partika after Sunday commencement.

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Poland High School Senior's Danielle Mullis, and Lidia Mowad throws their caps in the air after graduating.

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Poland High School seniors Danielle Mullis, Lidia Mowad, Sarah Lankitus throw their caps in the air after graduating.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lowellville HS 2011commencement ceremony Sunday at Lowellville HS.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Yeeahhh Melanie jeanine West reacts to her diploma -- for family and friends.--Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.. Robert G Duffett -graduate of Canfield and president of Dakota Wesleyan University addresses the class of 2011 -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Rapt attention .. as Canfield graduates listen to Robert Duffett -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - Rapt attention .. as Canfield graduates .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Even the stadium scoreboard congratulates the class of 2011--Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..THEY ARE DONE as the Class of 2011 toss their hats at the end of the ceremony -- Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..CELEBRATE - Katie Tiberio Nicole Tiberio Jenna George and Lauren Boucherle -celebrate together at Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Gia Maria Velasquez addresses the class of 2011 as valedictorian---Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Stopping for a memory are Cally Wollet and Nikki Calai at Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..A packed crowd as parents family and friends watch as the 2011 class takes their seats - Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Still pretty as a picture --Leanna Hartsough the and now as she imitates her graduation from pre school and now as a graduate of Canfield High School -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Sign of the times as diplomas and an IPHONE lay on the turf..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..CELEBRATE - Katie Tiberio Nicole Tiberio Jenna George and Lauren Boucherle -celebrate together at Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..congratulations banner to the senior calss - Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Long white walk as Daniel Marie Goddard and Emily Gleichert leads the class of 2011 on the stadium -Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..tassel and diploma - Canfield High School 2011 graduation at the Stadium - .. -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: The honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. to the hearse on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: Kathie Kirkwood Greenawalt, mother to Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. mourns the death of her son on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: War Veterans line the sidewalks with American flags outside Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home to honor Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: The honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. into the mausoleum on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: Lawrence County Fire Departments drape a flag between two ladder trucks as the funeral precession of Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. passed under in Shenango Township on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: The firing squad stands in silence while the precession enters the cemetary on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Brooke Fusco, one of several valedictorians in the South Range HS class of 2011 gives a speech during commencement Saturday at the HS.

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: War Veterans ride in the funeral precession of Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: The honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. to the hearse on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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NEW CASTLE, PA - JUNE 11: War Veterans ride in the funeral precession of Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. on June 11, 2011 in New Castle, PA. (photo by: Justin K. Aller)

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Brooke Fusco, one of several valedictorians in the South Range HS class of 2011 gives a speech during commencement Saturday at the HS.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator South Range graduate Cassandra Manypenny shares a moment with a fellow grad before commencement Saturday at the HS.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator South Range graduate Nick Parks hams it up with a female classmates bouquet before commencement Saturday at the HS.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator South Range HS class of 2011 during commencement Saturday at the HS.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator South Range HS class of 2011 during commencement Saturday at the HS.

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Matthew Morrison of the television show "Glee" arrives at the Goodman Theatre Gala in Chicago, Illinois, on May 21, 2011. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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Reporters load boxes containing thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her time as Alaska's governor Friday, June 10, 2011 in Juneau, Alaska. The emails released Friday were first requested during the 2008 White House race by citizens and news organizations, including The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Brian Wallace)

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New York Music, 7144 Market St., has announced it will go out of business. “Business was good, but I had chose to liquidate it because I put in a lot of effort and I don’t want the name to go to someone who wasn’t going to put in that effort,” owner Ralph Rendano, said Friday. According to its website, New York Music has served the community since 1976. Hours remain as follows: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday until all merchandise is sold.

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Despite the cerebral palsy that severely weakened his legs, Anthony Hartwig, 19, never lost his athletic drive. Using his canes, he’ll walk across the graduation stage today at South Range High School to receive his diploma.

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Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) holds his head down during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 112-103 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Animal Kingdom yawns during his bath while being held by assistant trainer David Rock, Friday, June 10, 2011 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is entered in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Four close friends from Boardman, from left, Mark Kuntzman of the Marine Corps, Erik Kuff el of the Navy, Andrew Mitchell of the Air Force Reserves and Zak Dietz of the Coast Guard, gathered for a reunion Friday at Dietz’s home.

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New technology helps in fighting Poland fire Firefighters from the Western Reserve Joint Fire District respond to a basement fire in the 7100 block of Struthers Road in Poland Township. Firefighters used a FIT-5 to extinguish the fire shortly after arriving near 10 a.m. Friday. The fire district purchased four FIT-5s last year. A FIT-5 is a 9-pound device, which resembles a curling puck, that releases potassium carbonate aerosol to extinguish small fires. Firefighters pull a cord and throw the FIT-5 into a contained fire — in a basement or attic for example — and the spray suppresses the combustion at a molecular level. Lowellville and New Middletown firefighters also responded to the scene. No one was injured.

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The New york Yankees Derek Jeter (2) steals second base in the first inning agaisnt the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, Friday, June 10, 2011. (David Pokress/NewsdayMCT)

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Candles lined the track at Fitch High School Friday night for the start of the 12th annual Austintown Relay For Life. Four million people worldwide were expected to participate in this year’s event, which raises money for cancer research and education.

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U.N.Act's Brandon Martin on Friday at Youngstown Soul Food.

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The Rogues of Rafferty appear for a CD release party at Quinlan's in Niles on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

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The Rogues of Rafferty appear for a CD release party at Quinlan's in Niles on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

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Matthew Boser of The Rogues of Rafferty at Quinlan's in Niles.

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Unique Moore, a preschool student at Mill Creek Children's Center, died recently in a swimming accident. She was remembered during a graduation ceremony at the center.

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Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lattro

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Cassandra R. Huziak and Gregory L. Kibler

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Tricia Kren and Troy Litwiler

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Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Grischow

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Kris Nickell and Audrey Detesco

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Brianna Groubert and Justin Fowler

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Dr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Gregori

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skebo

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Hart

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Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Vollmer

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..New Castle PD Terry Dolquist ( CHICOS FIRST HANDLER- NOT THE HANDLER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE -) Carries the cremains and Chico's leash to the ceremony ----Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Area officers and K-9's lined up and saluted as Chico's cremains were brought to the memorial service - Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Area officers and K-9's lined up and saluted as Chico's cremains were brought to the memorial service - Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..New Castle PD Terry Dolquist ( CHICOS FIRST HANDLER- NOT THE HANDLER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE -) Carries the cremains and Chico's leash to the ceremony ----Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..New Castle PD officers and officers in attendance wore the customary black patch over their badges -- Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..New Castle PD Terry Dolquist ( CHICOS FIRST HANDLER- NOT THE HANDLER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE -) Carries the cremains and Chico's leash to the ceremony ----Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Last salute as officer Terry Dolquist placed the cremains in the back of the cruiser for his last ride - Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..New Castle PD Terry Dolquist ( CHICOS FIRST HANDLER- NOT THE HANDLER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE -) Carries the cremains and Chico's leash to the ceremony ----Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Last ride as officers Take chico on his last ride thru town - - Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR.Chico arrives at the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership- where he was honored with a memorial service by area departments and the New Castle Police Dept...Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Area officers and K-9's lined up and saluted as Chico's cremains were brought to the memorial service - Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

Published on June 9, 2011


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..At attention at flag at half mast as area departments honored - Chico - New Castle Police K-9 Officer was honored today with a memorial service and a memorial drive thru the city. Chico died Saturday after being left in a police car for almost three hours. The handler -officer- who has not been named is suspended without pay...-30-

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Poland Middle School teacher, softball coach and pastor Reid Lamport published a book on the power of encouragement, a philosophy he passes on to his students, family and everyone he meets.

Published on June 8, 2011


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Mosquito Lake was a popular spot to try to beat the heat Wednesday. Hot and humid weather is expected to continue today.

Published on June 8, 2011


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High temperatures gave Mahoning Valley residents a reason to hit the water. Cousins Zakary Smith, 5, left, and Koltyn Poling, 6, both of Niles, cooled off Wednesday at Mosquito Lake State Park in Trumbull County.

Published on June 8, 2011


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BASEBALL - (5) Harrison Finelli of Ursuline puts the tag on (21) Boo Vazquez during a recent game

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RAMI DAUD | THE VINDICATOR.Cast members of the Dixie Swim Club rehearse Monday, June 6 at the Youngstown Playhouse.

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Ken Johnson from Waterloo, Illinois, works out at Bally Total Fitness, May 16, 2011, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Johnson is an all-natural bodybuilder at age 60 who has not used steroids to alter his physique. (Johnny Andrews/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

Published on June 8, 2011


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Damien Sheffield, 2, plays in a water fountain in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The official start of summer is still two weeks away, but much of the nation is sweating through near-record temperatures, with heat advisories and warnings issued across the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Published on June 8, 2011


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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2010 file photo, passengers walk past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. Reacting to public outcry, Delta said Wednesday, June 8, 2011, it will allow members of the military to check four bags for free. The news came after two Army soldiers returning from Afghanistan complained in an online video that Delta charged their unit a total of $2,800 when some of them checked a fourth bag.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

Published on June 8, 2011


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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, talks to the reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, after the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve slice the fees that stores must pay banks each time a customer swipes a debit card, handing merchants a victory over banks in a lobbying battle over billions in revenue. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Published on June 8, 2011


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Competitive bodybuilder Keith Hunter, 51, works out at the Fitness Factory on Washington Avenue, where he is also a trainer, May 12, 2011, in St. Louis, Missouri. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

Published on June 8, 2011


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FILE-This Jan. 1, 2010 file photo shows Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, left, and MVP Terrelle Pryor celebrating after winning the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oregon in Pasadena, Calif. The Ohio State quarterback, full of potential but surrounded by controversy, announced through his attorney on Tuesday June 7, 2011, that he would give up what remained of his senior season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,File)

Published on June 8, 2011


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Jerrod Niemann

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Todd Kibby of Springfield

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Eddie Rohan

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Garrick Krlich

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Linda and Scott Adair pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling about $1.3 million from Scott Adair’s former business Southwind Trucking Inc. in Austintown. A plea agreement was reached.

Published on June 8, 2011


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YSU's Phil Klein

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Jean Marie Schlecht of Warren was inducted last month into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Schlecht, holding the plaque she received from the Ohio Department of Aging, was recognized for more than a half-century of volunteer work in Trumbull County.

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Stephanie L. Hanrahan and Brian E. Racz

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Kelly L. Kroynovich and Kenneth S. Stiver II

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Jessica Gibbons and David Sypert

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Christina N. Bilyk and David M. Hughes II

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Michael Turjanica and Audrey Martinko

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Collin Lawson and Katie Reardon

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Dr. Bruce Thomas

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General Motors CEO Dan Akerson addresses the media before the company's shareholders meeting in Detroit, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Akerson said he's concerned about the U.S. government's high deficit and what he called a jobless economic recovery. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Published on June 7, 2011


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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzk shoots over Miami Heat's Joel Anthony (50) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball game Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Published on June 7, 2011


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Minnesota Twins shortstop Alexi Casilla throws to first base after getting Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera out at second base in the first inning in a baseball game, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Cleveland. Carlos Santana was out at first base for the double play. The Indians won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Published on June 7, 2011


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Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion (0) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball game Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Dionte Robinson

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Poland Village police need help identifying this woman who they suspect stole another woman’s debit card and used it to purchase more than $250 worth of merchandise at local stores. The woman, pictured here at the Perfume Collection kiosk at Southern Park Mall, was seen driving away in a silver, four-door Chevrolet Impala.

Published on June 7, 2011


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Halo is given medical attention. She was treated the night of May 31 after being hit by a car about 24 hours earlier.

Published on June 7, 2011


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Kim Best, a volunteer with For the Dogs Animal Rescue, visits Halo. The young shepherd mix was hit by a car and ended up in the Mahoning County Dog Pound with severe injuries. For the Dogs got treatment for her at a local veterinarian’s office.

Published on June 7, 2011


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Warren G. Harding High School senior Mariah Brown waits along with her Class of 2011 classmates as they file into the high school gymnasium for commencement exercises Tuesday evening.

Published on June 7, 2011


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Akron center fielder Drew Turocy is set to swing during a recent game. The 2007 graduate of Canfield High was selected by the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday in the MLB Draft.

Published on June 7, 2011


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On Tuesday, Austintown Fitch graduate Steven Gruver was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the seventh round of the MLB draft.

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Valedictorian Kaleb Karkow addresses his classmates.

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Billie Mohr

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The Love Lounge’s manager wants to rename the downtown bar Xclusive. Mayor Jay Williams is concerned about the new name, saying the “X” would be inappropriate next to the children’s center.

Published on June 7, 2011


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Judge Maureen Sweeney

Published on June 7, 2011


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Shriners are there for children: Members of the Youngstown Shrine Club received thanks from the Blakeman family, of Boardman, for its donation of a state-of-the-art neuromuscular stimulator to help young Rio Blakeman walk more normally and have a good experience in school. Rio has a range of motion disability and needs the stimulator, a new technology that most insurances do not yet cover. From left to right are Steve Withers, on the Board of Governors of Shriners Hospital for Children, in Erie; Julie Blakeman, Dan Blakeman, Rio, Jay Jones, president of the Youngstown Shrine Club; and John Miller, director of children services for the Youngstown club. The Youngstown Shrine Club supports both the Erie hospital and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for burns. The Youngstown Shrine Club provides financial support and free transportation for children and their families to all 22 Shrine hospitals.

Published on June 7, 2011


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Sharing the knowledge: Elaine Bozick, a past president of the Rotary Club of Austintown, at left, spoke to the club recently about being Ohio team leader for a Group Study Exchange. In the most recent GSE program, young businesspeople and professionals traveled to the Philippines to visit vocational exchange partners, Rotary International District 3820 in the region southeast of Luzon. The program is directed by the Rotary Foundation, whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance global understanding, good will and peace. At right is Susan Leetch, president of the Austintown Rotary.

Published on June 7, 2011


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In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is shown in his stall, Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Elmont, N.Y. Animal Kingdon is set to face Preakness winner Shackleford in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/NYRA, Adam Coglianese)

Published on June 7, 2011


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In this May 7, 2011 file photo, John Velazquez, left, rides Animal Kingdom, to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The anticipation of a Triple Crown try was building as Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was closing in on Shackleford in the final yards of the Preakness Stakes. The colt's gallant bid, however, came up short - by a mere half length. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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Robert L. McCurdy

Published on June 6, 2011


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Chico, a Dutch shepherd, trained to serve as a police dog by Tri-State Canine Services of Trumbull County for the city of New Castle. The dog died Saturday after being left in a cruiser for two hours in 90-degree temperatures.

Published on June 6, 2011


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Anthony Sowell, left, the man charged with killing 11 women and dumping their remains around his property and home, appears in Common Pleas Court with his attorney John Parker as jury selection proceeds in his trial in Cleveland on Monday, June 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Marvin Fong, Pool)

Published on June 6, 2011


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Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, top, looks toward first base after forcing Ben Revere out at second base in the fifth inning in a baseball game, Monday, June 6, 2011, in Cleveland. Alexi Casilla was out at first base for the double play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Published on June 6, 2011


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Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, left, and Florida head coach Urban Meyer, right, are joined by former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, center, as they stand with the BCS college football championship trophy Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Florida will face Ohio State Monday in the BCS college football championship game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Published on June 6, 2011


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Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton, left, questions Dr. Arpad Vass, right, during Vass' testimony in the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Monday, June 6, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs gives the keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) checks Vancouver Canucks left wing Christopher Higgins (20) in the first period during Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, June 6, 2011, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Published on June 6, 2011


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Ohio State coach John Cooper looks to his team during the Buckeyes 28-24 loss to Michigan State in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Nov 7, 1998. Cooper says the team's loss to Michigan State is one of the lowest valleys he's suffered since bcoming head coach. (AP Photo/Mark Hall)

Published on June 6, 2011


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Ohio State Coach Earle Bruce patrols the sidelines during a game with Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 21, 1987. Bruce was fired this week as head coach of the Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Robert Kozloff)

Published on June 6, 2011


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Unique Moore is shown here in this July 2010 photo with Sister Jerome Corcoran at an event at Millcreek Children’s Center in Youngstown. The 5-year-old died Monday in Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, where she was taken after being pulled Sunday afternoon from Willow Lake Park campground swimming pool in Champion Township in Trumbull County.

Published on June 6, 2011


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State Route 46 culvert, resurfacing work forces detour State Route 46 on the border of Mahoning and Trumbull counties near Mineral Ridge will be closed for two to three weeks during the installation of a replacement culvert over the Mahoning River. This photograph was taken looking north at the work area. The $1.1 million Ohio Department of Transportation project also involves resurfacing the roadway to the southern Niles city limits.

Published on June 6, 2011


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The gift of gardening: Phil Steiner, a radio talk-show host, gives gardening tips at a recent meeting of Trumbull Retired Teachers Association. The next meeting of the association will be at noon June 14 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Ten students from nine Trumbull County public schools will be introduced as the 2011 TRTA scholarship recipients. The scholarship committee was Joyce Faiver, Una Ford and Ruby Hawkins. Anyone interested in attending the meeting should make reservations by Sunday by sending $11 to Mary Novotny, 5799 Sarah Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483. Checks are to be made payable to TRTA. The group is still accepting early registration for the TRTA Spelling Bee at the Trumbull County Fair. For bee registration call 330-530-4011.

Published on June 6, 2011


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Educational interlude: Cecilia Cooper of the Hubbard Historical Society recently presented a commemorative postcard to Hubbard School Board members. The postcard shows the four school buildings that are being replaced by the new educational campus (K-12) on Hall Avenue. From left to right are Rhonda Baldwin; Dr. Benjamin Hayek; Raymond DeLuco; Cooper; Richard Buchenic, superintendant; Martin Franko; Frank Maietta and Linda Silvidi.

Published on June 6, 2011


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS grad Shavai Owens, one of 6 wounded in Febuary shooting near YSU, hugs her brother Dinari Ferguson, 4, after commencement which was held Sunday at the HS.

Published on June 5, 2011


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS commencement which was held Sunday at the HS.

Published on June 5, 2011


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS grad Shavai Owens, one of 6 wounded in Febuary shooting near YSU, hugs her guardian Joyce Owens before commencement which was held Sunday at the HS.

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS grad Ryan Anthony Brown during commencement which was held Sunday at the HS.

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS grad Shavai Owens, one of 6 wounded in Febuary shooting near YSU, before commencement which was held Sunday at the HS.

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS grad Hannah Struharik, left, gets help with her cap from Jenna Powell. Looking on is Mary Brigid Quinn. Commence was held Sunday at the HS.

Published on June 5, 2011


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Boardman HS 2011 commencement was held Sunday at the HS.

Published on June 5, 2011


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FITCH - Graduation Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - Superintendent Vince Colaluca speaks at graduation Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - Senior president Adam DelDuchetto speaks at Graduation Saturday morning. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - Graduation Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - Graduation Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - (l-r) Alexis Stipanovich and Katie Stipanovich make last minute adjustments Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - Graduation Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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FITCH - Eric Vereb is all smiles as Kellie Wenick helps get him ready for graduation Saturday morning at Fitch. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

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William Lewis the vindicator Ursuline grad Amani Noble gives the thumbs up sign as fellow grad Taylor Hartman adjusts her cap before Saturday ceremony at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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William d LEwis the Vindicator Ursuline Valedictorian Matthew Metzinger is cdongratulated by principal Patricia Fleming during Saturday commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium

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William d Lewis the Vindicator Ursulien grad William Wainio during Saturday commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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William d Lewis the Vindicator Ursuline graduate Paige Larney is flanked by her sisters Jade, 13, left and Brooke, 15, after the Satyrday ceremony at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Usuline class 2011 during saturday graduation

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William Lewis The Vindicator Ursuline grad Daniel Gleydura checks his cap before Saturday ceremony at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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William d Lewis the Vindicator Ursuline grad and football standout Akise Teague gets diploma from principal Patricia fleming during Saturday commencement at Stambaugh Auditiorium

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Brooklyn native Najah Morgan receives her diploma from Siter Jane Marie - principal - Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..READY FOR LIFE - Tiara Williams cap gown and car.....Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Friends and Family at Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..LAST MINUTE CHECK - Dina Marie Daltorio adjusts her mortar and cap prior to Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Arm in Arm... the senior class sings the alma mater one last time as a group---Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Speaker was recently retired Mr James M Cooney -Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.Just some of the Scholarship winners -.Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..ONE LAST MEMORY - Preston Caldwell Madelin Kopper and Eric Sklenar pose for a picture Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Her Last commencement Sister Jane Marie Kudlacz - thanks the seniors for the memories and the Mooney Family - Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Graduates on their way for diplomas - Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Diplomas are ready as Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Cardinal Mooney's 53 Annual Commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium . -30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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Mineral Ridge's Dan Skiba makes his third attempt in the long jump during the boys Division III State High School Track Meet at Ohio State University Friday, June 3, 2011. Skiba went 24' 5.25" on the attempt to win the event.

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McDonald's Matthias Tayala releases his second throw in the shot put finals during the boys Division III State High School Track Meet at Ohio State University Friday, June 3, 2011. Tayala's throw went 64' 8" to give him the title.

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seen with his daughter Cate, right, while making a statement following a federal court appearance in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, June 3, 2011. Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seen with his daughter Cate following a court appearance in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, June 3, 2011. A grand jury indicted the two-time presidential candidate on Friday, accusing him of trying to protect his political ambitions by soliciting and secretly spending more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, Rielle Hunteris leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., A man who once claimed he fathered the child of John Edwards' mistress now says in a book proposal that the former presidential candidate is the baby's father. The New York Times reported Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, that political donors made payments to the woman. The claims are all in a book proposal by former Edwards aide Andrew Young, who says he facilitated the affair between Edwards and Rielle Hunter. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, file)

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Columbiana's #18 Claire Brothers walks of the field after being the final strikeout of the game while Crestview catcher #17 Jessica Burger celebrates.

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President Barack Obama greets workers during a shift change at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Supplier Park in Toledo, Ohio, Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Louise Mason spent some time shopping with Coocan, a student at Bejing National Day School, who will study at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

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William d LEwis the vindicator Girard Jr HS Principal Louise Mason shows a stuffed panda toy presented to her while see was in China recently. She visited schools in China.

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John Edwards, center, enters the Federal Building in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. on Friday, June 3, 2011. A grand jury indicted the two-time presidential candidate on Friday, accusing him of trying to protect his political ambitions by soliciting and secretly spending more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Jennifer Rotenizer)

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Sister Jane Marie Kudlacz will retire as Cardinal Mooney High School principal June 30. She plans to spend more time in a leadership position with the Sisters of Humility of Mary at Villa Maria.

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Louise Mason, principal of Girard Junior High School, holds up a Chinese newspaper with a photo and story on China Exchange Initiative, which arranges for American and Chinese educators to spend time in one another’s countries. She was on a trip to China from April 6 to 24.

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Mr. and Mrs. Donald Whitacre

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The Columbiana Women’s Club has scheduled its annual Alice in Wonderland Tea and Garden Tour for June 17 and 18. One of the stops on this year’s tour is the garden at Barley Twists Antique Shop, owned by Alfie and Barb Farrand.

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O'Neil

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On hand to help Anna Kozmensky, center, celebrate her 103rd birthday on May 9 at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles were, from left, her sister, Fran Valcinic; her nieces, Kathy Bohach and Paula Terlecky; and her nephew, Jeff Terlecky.

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Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Hromiko

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Angel

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Johnny Cat lives with Katie Duracky in Westlake. She adopted him in January 2010 from Cleveland APL. He is between 4 and 7 years old and weights 18 pounds.

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William T. Dawson

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Ray Isaac

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Alex Mickler

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Kaitlyn Cook

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Keyona Woods, East High School Class of 2011 president and salutatorian, speaks at Thursday’s commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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Fellow firefighters from the Mahoning Valley salute the coffin of Cardinal Joint Fire District Chief Robert Tieche as it is carried out of Canfield Methodist Church. Tieche was buried Thursday at Canfield Village Cemetery, five days after he died.

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Keynote speaker Sarah Brown-Clark, Youngstown municipal clerk of courts, told the 2011 Chaney High School graduates not to depend on anyone else for their happiness. Seated next to her are salutatorian Jennifer Caventer, left, and valedictorian Kaitlyn Cook.

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Chaney High School graduate Brandon Davis celebrates after receiving his diploma Thursday afternoon in Stambaugh Auditorium. He’s just one of about 200 members of Chaney’s 2011 class.

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Russell Rogers

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In this photo taken May 29, 2011, young girls play as they pass a Harlem Deal$ store in New York, where a six-ounce New York strip steak can be purchased for $1.50. Deal$ stores are owned by Dollar Tree, which sells a variety of items for $1. As May came to a close, the company said it continues to see more customers who are spending more per visit. Dollar stores pose the biggest threat Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest retailer. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Cametreus Clardy

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In this photo taken May 29, 2011, Teyonce Armstrong, right, 7, and her brothers Keith, 6, and Markquis, 11, play by the door of a Harlem Deal$ store in New York while waiting for their grandmother, who was shopping inside, to exit. Deal$ stores are owned by Dollar Tree, which sells a variety of items for $1. The company said at the end of May it continues to see more customers who are spending more per visit. Dollar stores pose the biggest threat Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest retailer. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Johnny Eiland, left, Keith Foster, 10, and Samuel Rivera, 9, of Youngstown shovel soil into a wheelbarrow to use for a raised-bed garden plot.

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The roughly 200 members of the East High School Class of 2011 are the first class to spend all four years at the new East, starting as freshmen in 2007, the first year the new building opened. They awaited their turn Thursday morning to walk across the Stambaugh Auditorium stage and receive diplomas.

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Miya Merchant

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Maria Olvera, left, and her son Javier Olvera, right, place macaroons on trays in the Hail Merry production facility, in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Hail Merry specializes in raw, vegan and gluten-free products. (Evans Caglage/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

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Hail Merry foods COO Alison Brushaber, left, CEO Sarah Palisi Chapin, cemter. and Founder Susan O'Brien stand together in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Hail Merry specializes in raw, vegan and gluten-free products. (Evans Caglage/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

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Health Partners Family Nurse Practicioner Jana Dahn, right, spoke with Anoka County employees during an open house for the new medical clinic inside the Anoka County Courthouse in Anoka, Minnesota, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The clinic will be staffed by either a physician assisant or nurse practicioner. (Bruce Bisping/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

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The Champion softball team is one game away from a perfect season and a Division III state title thanks in part to ace Lindsay Swipas, who pitched the Flashes to a 5-2 win over the Clear Fork Colts in the semifi nal game Thursday at Akron Firestone Stadium.

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Delphos St. John catcher Austin Reindel watches as Springfield’s Brad Ferraro slides safely into home plate during their Division IV baseball semifinal Thursday in Huntington Park. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays, 9-2, to advance to the state final Saturday against Minster.

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Elisabeth Stocking of St. Louis and Maurice Small of Cleveland dump a load of leaf compost into a raised garden plot for a new community garden on the East Side of Youngstown.

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Poland’s Erin Gabriel (22) not only pitched but helped to hit the Bulldogs to a 14-2 win over the Tippecanoe Red Devils in the Division II state softball semifinal game Thursday at Akron Firestone Stadium. Gabriel matched teammate Jenna Modic with two doubles and a homer, except Gabriel’s three-run shot in the second inning was part of a five RBIgame. Poland faces LaGrange Keystone on Saturday in the state title game.

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Urban gardening advocate Maurice Small of Cleveland

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Lana VanAuker of Canfield rescued Nutmeg after the cat's owner died.

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Kathryn Pontius of Austintown says Cream Puff, 3, is special because she and her mom were strays.

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My name is Hershey. I came to my family in June 2008. I was a drop-off and also a very wild stray kitten, but with lots of love, patience and care, I became a wonderful kitty. I am still afraid of humans, but I love my big sisters, Muffie and Harlie. — Submitted by April Morris Prest of Youngstown

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Five years ago, Marianne Lordi of Boardman went to Alchemy Acres Animal Rescue in Salem to get a cute little kitty. She ended up coming home with this adult funny face boy she calls Bailey. He is now 6 years old and is such a joy.

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Snowball was adopted by Diane Malloy of Canfield from The Cat Ladies Society in October 2009.

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Edna and Barney are both 2 years old. They were adopted from Angels for Animals by Lee and Barb Yaist of Boardman.

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My name is Winky because I was born with only one eye. I am 3 ears old and have a "heart" on my chest and "Mickey Mouse ears" on my paw. Someone abandoned me in a railroad yard. I had to live on birds and rodents. Winter came and it was a very cold winter. I found some shelter in a large pipe. The pipe was not warm enough, and I left to find a warmer place. I did not find one, and I began to freeze. A nice man saw me frozen in the snow and took me to a building. He fed me, too, and, boy, was I hungry! I soon warmed up and went on my way. I saw this nice man often, and he would whistle for me. I would stop what I was doing and run to him because I knew he would have a piece of chicken for me. One day this nice man decided to take me home! I now live with a family with two Maltese dogs. I have lived here now for 2 years. I am very happy, and I am a good cat because I know I was given a second chance. I spend my day playing (gently) with the two dogs and looking out my favorite window. My rescuer is Mickey Drabison, Youngsown.

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Dino, the gray and white cat in front, was adopted from Angels for Animals about 8 years ago by Dave and Wendy Billock of Poland. He's hanging out with Spanky, a stray that they also brought into the family.

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Amber is 11 years old and was adopted from Second Chance Animal Rescue in 2000 by Becky Backur of Austintown.

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My name is Muffie. I am 8 years old and was adopted in December 2002 from Second Chance Animal Rescue, where my mom volunteered. When I arrived at the shelter, I was brought in by two women who kept me in a hamster cage. I hid all the time, but with lots of love and time, I blossomed into a beautiful, fun and happy girl. — Submitted by April Morris Prest of Youngstown

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Angel was adopted from Angels for Animals about 9 or 10 years ago by Dave and Wendy Billock of Poland. They say she's such a beautiful cat and when you pet her she purrs so loud. They're so happy she's a part of their family.

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Mamie Denehy of Lowellville says Moogle came to them about a year ago. He is about 1 1/2 years old.

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This is my kitty Abigail. She adopted me in June 1997, and celebrated her 14th birthday in April. I think she's the prettiest girl in the world, but I must admit, I'm a little biased! — Submitted by Darlene & Roy Reese of Canfield

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Richard Blair of Boardman sent this picture of his son, Rick, with their cat, Nora. Nora is 9, and the family adopted her in 2002.

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Martina came from the Warren Animal Welfare League's no-kill facility, says Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

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Lucky is 10 years old and was adopted from Second Chance Animal Rescue in 2001 by Becky Backur of Austintown.

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Madison Wright of Salem adopted Noah the Cat in August 2008. Or, was it the other way around?

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My name is Harlie, and I was a junkyard cat. My dad brought me home with two other siblings in November 2005. One sibling got adopted, but my mom had to put my other one to sleep because he was so sick. I am very afraid of strangers. Otherwise I am a very happy kitty, and I take care of my little sister Hershey. — Submitted by April Morris Prest of Youngstown

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Chloe was adopted in 2003 by Richard and Carolyn Hahn of Boardman.

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5-year-old Mikayla Upright of Youngstown shared this picture of her kitty, Snickers, who is 7 weeks old and was adopted just a little over 3 weeks ago.

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Bob Durick of Struthers "found" Ella when he bounced her under his truck in New Castle, Pa., in March 2009. She was just a kitten and was living on the street. Although she was missing some fur and was a little bloody, she ate some of his leftover spaghetti, climbed into his truck and fell asleep on his lap. Several minutes later, dinner was all over his lap and front seat. Apparently she was allergic to Italian food.

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Mowie is a 6-year-old who looks like a Russian Blue, complete with vivid green eyes, except that he is a very large cat! He was adopted from Angels for Animals in 2005. After having dogs for 42 years, Bill and Barb Cardarelli of Struthers say that their cat is a real joy!

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This is Katie, who was adopted from Angels for Animals in December 2006 when she was about a year old. She sleeps in many different places, including the bathroom sink! — Submitted by Pam Davidson of Canfield

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Sissy was adopted in September 1999 from Animal Appeal by Joe and Patty Yank of Boardman.

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This photo of Eartha Kitten was submitted by Avery Ball of Alliance. She was adopted this past Earth Day, April 22, and is now 10 weeks old. Although she is playing in the dog's bowl, they have not let the dog eat her as a snack. Eartha was rescued from the Stark County Humane Society.

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The kitty's name is Chet, and he is 7 months old. Anthony and Beth Jones of Lumberton, N.C., adopted him on Christmas Eve 2010 for their daughter, Natalie (grandaughter of Gary and Ann Duracky of Poland).

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Reese was adopted from TNR of Warren in October 2009. She was 5 months old at the time of this picture. — Submitted by Tracey DeProfio of Mineral Ridge

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Michael J. Lacivita of Youngstown sent us this picture of Whiskers.

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Angi Moser of Youngstown sent this picture of Frankenstein. They rescued him three years ago, and he's now a little over 3.

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This is Shadow, adopted from a shelter at 6 months old in February 1994. That is not a typo — Shadow will turn 18 this year! — Submitted by Christy Ball of Alliance

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Donita Gerner of Columbiana says Alaina is a special-needs kitty because her eyelashes grow into her eyes. She had surgery and requires eye drops twice a day. Donita adopted her in December 2006.

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Alice Marchione of Boardman adopted Mr. Grey Beard, 1 year old, from Angels for Animals in November 2010.

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Toby was known as "Lex" at Angels for Animals when Dave and Wendy Billock of Poland adopted him almost 10 years ago. They say he's a real goof ball and loves to greet you when you come to visit and crawl up on your lap.

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Baby Girl, who will turn 2 years old on July 13, was adopted from The Cat Ladies Society by Brianna Thayer of Youngstown.

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Kya was adopted her by AJ and Gina Nocera of Austintown in August 2010 from the Cat Ladies Society in Youngstown, who saved her from an organization that was going to put her down. She is 2 years old and, although she is partially blind from neglect in her early days, she is perfectly healthy, full of energy and love, and always ready to play. She brings a smile to the face of anyone who walks into their home, and they love having her.

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George and Patricia Hughes of Boardman adopted Geoffrey in 2000 from Angels for Animals.

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Little Kramer was rescued from a road during a rain storm in April and adopted by Cindy Renner of Mineral Ridge. Kramer was less than 6 weeks old at the time.

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In the window are Erma, a torti, and Romeo, a main coon mix, and on the bench are Moe, a gray tabby, and Max, an orange tabby. Max and Erma were adopted 11 years ago from Angels for Animals. Suzanne Ripple says they went to get one cat but ended up with two so they could keep each other company when the family wasn't home. Her daughter was ecstatic! Because neither would sit on Suzanne's lap, they adopted Moe a year later from Angels. Romeo adopted the family three summers ago when he stayed on their deck for six weeks. They took him through the stray through program at Angels, and he became part of the family. He lives up to his name — he is the most loving cat Suzanne's ever met.

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My name is Mr. Magic Moon Cat. I'm a Persian cat and was found very underweight and so matted that Precious Lives in Akron didn't know what type of animal I was until they shaved me! I was very hungry and skinny. Luckily, they helped me along until I was adopted by my new momma. Now I live in a nice home with lots of windows. I share my home with my Twisted Sisters — rescue terriers — who came from Paws and Prayers of Akron; the old homestead lady kitty; a girly cockatoo parrot; and a fish named Acai! But I'm the Lion King of the house. Momma named me the night I came to my new forever home last July. The moon was fuller than ever and copper-colored, like my eyes. — Submitted by Susan Z. of Tallmadge, Ohio

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Dave Messersmith of Youngstown says his cat is not "officially adopted" from a shelter. He was a stray that worked his way into his life! He found Messersmith in November 2005. The vet "guestimated" his age then at 2 to 3 years.

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George and Patricia Hughes of Boardman adopted Geoffrey, the orange tabby on the left, and Samantha in 2000 from Angels for Animals.

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Cocco is one of two cats Sally H. of Boardman adopted from Angels for Animals a little over 10 years ago. They have changed her life and became her second "family." Although they are brother and sister, you can't tell; they don't look or act at all alike, but they have trained her quite well, a fact to which most of my friends can attest. They provide her with love and devotion and are great "watch dogs" who wake up and growl should anyone approach the house at any time — day or night. She knows when they settle back down that they are all safe. Cocco also lets her know when a storm is approaching; she runs and hides and won't come out until it's over. They make her laugh with their antics. Cocco enjoys opening drawers, especially the ones that house their "toys." If she could just train them to put their toys back when they are done! Her life would be incomplete and boring without them to share it with.

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Blackie is one of two cats Sally H. of Boardman adopted from Angels for Animals a little over 10 years ago. They have changed her life and became her second “family.” Although they are brother and sister, you can’t tell; they don’t look or act at all alike, but they have trained her quite well, a fact to which most of my friends can attest. They provide her with love and devotion and are great “watch dogs” who wake up and growl should anyone approach the house at any time — day or night. She knows when they settle back down that they are all safe. She loves to watch their antics. Blackie loves to unravel the toilet paper. Sally even watched him flush the toilet — several times in a row — one night. Her life would be incomplete and boring without them to share it with.

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Melanie Diorio of Boardman rescued her kitten, Cutie Pie, from a local shelter on Feb. 28. Cutie Pie is a Manx and Domestic Shorthair mix, and she is very playful and friendly. She is 11 weeks old and weighs just under 2 pounds! She is such a wonderful addition to their home, and now Melanie cannot imagine her life without her new kitten!

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Carole Sharp of Austintown says: "After volunteering for Angels for Animals, a 5-year-old orange tabby chose me this February. His name is Romeo, and he came into our home with two boys, a dog from the pound, a rescued retriever and another cat, also from the shelter, to play with. I thought he chose me, but when I brought him home, he chose my husband instead. I've heard you don't choose the cat. The cat chooses you. I believe it now. The one who chooses you is the one who really wants to stay by your side. Rescued cats seem to be more affectionate and really crave attention that warms your heart. Our other cat is his best friend, and they play together all the time. Seeing what I see now, I'll never have just one. I never realized how lonely our cat was until we brought Romeo home. They really need companions, just like us."

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Minnie is 10 years old and was adopted by Carlie and Catheline of Canfield from a shelter where Carlie volunteered in 2002. She was once very shy, introverted little girl, but look at her now — pampered and adored by her forever family! She looks like she's posing for the next issue of "Glam-purr" Magazine!

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This is Noah. Bob Durick of Struthers obtained him from a couple who foster abused cats. Noah was not abused. He was dumped at a doorstep when his previous owners moved out of their residence. Noah liked to play but the abused cats didn't know how to play.

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This is Remy. She was adopted in November 2010 from Animal Charity. She was 2 months old at the time of this picture. She is 9 months old now. — Submitted by Tracey DeProfio of Mineral Ridge

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Ernie (the cat), his dollar, penguin, stuff bear, groundhog and his football Ñ all is right in this little boy's world. Ernie was adopted in 2005 and he is about 11 years old. — Submitted by Maribeth & Troy Eckenrode of Cortland

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George and Patricia Hughes of Boardman adopted Samantha in 2000 from Angels for Animals.

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The orange cat, Murray, 7 years old, was found on a country road and saved from a coyote eyeing him for lunch. The gray cat, Muffy, was adopted from Angels for Animals five years ago and is about 6 years old. They both live in Canfield with Lucky, a Lab, and Tally, a Border Collie mix. Owners are Jim and Judi Hickok.

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Tesla, 4, was adopted in September 2007 from Columbiana County Humane Society by Bill Schoppy of Canfield.

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Here are two rescued kittens Debi DiCioccio of Canfield says they couldn't resist — sisters!

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Dexter, who will be 2 years old on Wednesday, was adopted from The Cat Ladies Society in September 2010 by Brianna Thayer of Youngstown.

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor arrives in this Nissan 350Z, center, to a players only meeting Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Woody Hayes Complex, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

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Andrea Schemet pauses while salvaging items from a destroyed home belonging to a friend's mother-in-law in Joplin, Mo. Friday, May 27, 2011. An EF-5 tornado tore through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses and killing at least 126 people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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So you see it on HGTV every week and you think you can do it. Preparing rooms for staging in a house, such as this dining room, can help determine if a house shows well. (Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Kenneth Smith. The 45-year-old Smith is scheduled to die July 19 for killing Lewis and Ruth Ray in their Hamilton home in 1995. Ohio will make it easier for a Smith who lost his larynx to cancer to make a final statement at his execution, a gesture of flexibility the state argues is one more reason a federal judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Ohio's execution procedures(AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)

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Hank Sadinski

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Jim Tressel

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, makes a point during a press conference as he discusses the Republican attempt to privatize Social Security and Medicare with senior citizens. He spoke Wednesday at the Senior Independence Senior Center on Fifth Avenue in Youngstown.

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Chaney High School senior Dasia Square practices walking across the stage at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Commencement practice was Wednesday afternoon; today is the real thing for Square and her classmates.

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Frederick D. Johnson is led from the courtroom after Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court sentenced Johnson to 32 years in prison for being a “major drug offender.”

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Melissa Long, former Cortland mayor and a board member of the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans, said the issue is can senior citizens continue to have medical care that they can afford.

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Chaney High School’s graduating seniors practice the procession into Stambaugh Auditorium, where they will receive their diplomas today.

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FILE - In this May 13, 2011 file photo, an employee of Toyota Motor Corp. cleans the "Prius a," or "Prius alpha," a revamp of its popular gas-electric hybrid, during its launch in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday, June 1, 2011, May U.S. car and truck sales fell 33 percent over the same month last year as the automaker was hit by earthquake-related shortages. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, file)

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Haley McAllister, seen above reaching for a throw, and her teammates on the undefeated 2011 Champion softball team are trying to do what the 2006 team could not: leave the state tournament with a championship trophy. They could move closer to their goal today against Bellville Clear Fork in a Division III state semifinal game.

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Maplewood cross country coach Ted Rupe, right, will coach the Rockets for the last time at this weekend’s state track meet in Columbus. Ted Rupe is retiring after 32 years during which time he took an already-successful program and turned it into one of the best in Ohio’s history. The only program that can compete with that run of success is the one at McDonald, which is coached by his younger brother, Chris Rupe, at left.

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Volney Rogers sixth grader Jazmin Schwab, 13, identifies different plants in a garden planted in the middle school’s courtyard to memorialize the school’s namesake.

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Springfield’s Josh Horn watches as shortstop Cody Pitzo comes up with a diving catch during the Division IV baseball final against Columbiana. The Tigers are a game away from from a state fi nal berth.

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Lauren Ritz

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Volney Rogers Middle School students recently finished a garden memorializing Rogers, for whom their school is named and the founder of Mill Creek Park. Benches bearing his name are part of the feature.

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Flowers bloom in the courtyard garden at Volney Rogers Middle School on Youngstown’s West Side. Students planted the garden to memorialize Volney Rogers, who founded Mill Creek Park.

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Miles Dunlap of Mcdonald wins the boys 100 Meter competition at the ITCL Tier 2 track meet held at Western Reserve High School.

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Michael Fassbender potrays Erik Lehnsherr, who has the power to control magnetism, in 'X-Men: First Class.'

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Maurice Clarett

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Stager Mark Miklosovich stands in the Wynnewood home that he and his partner, Anna Powers, worked on. The two "suggest things," Powers said - "for instance, adding a piece of furniture." (Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

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RAMI DAUD | THE VINDICATOR.Members of the Youngstown Media interview Maurice Clarett before a presentation at the Victory Christian Center.

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Pattern with a purpose: Cecilia Cooper, center, explains the history of the British Ironstone tea-leaf pattern dinnerware on display at the Hubbard Historical Society’s McBride House, at 27 Hager St., to members of the Coitsville-Campbell Homemakers. The group toured the house recently. There is no open house scheduled at McBride for the month of June. Arrangements to tour the house can be made by phoning Cooper at 330-534-4247.

Published on June 1, 2011


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Dealership deliverance: Jim Contant, left, and Jim Lawrence, of First Federated Church of North Jackson, unload the first packages of food delivered by Spitzer Chevrolet from Second Harvest Food Bank. More than 1,000 pounds of food are off-loaded by volunteers. Spitzer Chevrolet, across the street from the church, on Mahoning Avenue, is donating the vehicle and driver twice a month to help the church feed the hungry.

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Science comes naturally to him: Brennan Bizon holds two certificates he received from The Ohio Academy of Science for Superior ratings he earned for his science project, “Which Ball Bounces Higher?” Brennan, a seventh-grader at Holy Family School in Poland, earned a Superior rating at the school’s science fair before going on to win the academy awards at the Lake-to-River District Science Day at Youngstown State University and the State Science Day at Ohio State University in Columbus. He said he was inspired by basketball to find out whether a larger or a smaller ball bounces higher.

Published on June 1, 2011


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