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

Bill Hoelzel, girls basketball coach at Youngstown Christian School, talks ...

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


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.

George Scott and Claude Lee Talbert move several boxes as ...

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 ...


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.

Enjoying the polka music at the first Simply Slavic Festival ...

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 ...


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.

Hannah Walker of Warren zooms down 1,200 feet of West ...

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.


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.

Soap box racers zip down West Main Street in Cortland. ...

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 ...


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

Juan Salinas and his older younger brother Alejandro Salinas at ...

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


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

Jeff Johnson helps Victoria Romeo starp up her helmet before ...

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


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

Jason Smith of Cortland helps prepare Soap Box Derby driver ...

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


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.

Mikey Dee of the Mikey Dee band traveled from McKeesport, ...

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 ...


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.

Taking part in a traditional Slavic dance to Tamburitza music ...

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.


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.

Juliana Yasnowski, left, founder of All About Children’s Needs Inc., ...

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 ...


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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)

A former parking used as a makeshift market is seen ...

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 ...


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.

Dave Doepker of Greenford stands with his restored 1957 Willys ...

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.


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.

This shows the dashboard of a restored 1957 Willys Overland ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Jr Golf tournament at Avon ...

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 ...


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.”

A resident of Ohio Valley Teen Challenge in Youngstown returned ...

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 ...


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.

Cindy Reynolds stands beside her 1978 BMW 320 and her ...

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 ...


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.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers reliever Drew Rucinski pitches to a batter ...

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 ...


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.

A hand-built 1927 Ford Model T bucket street rod with ...

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 ...