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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)

Texas' Tristan Thompson talks on a phone moments after being ...

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)


Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Brad Smith


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.

Donald Robinson, a keynote speaker at the Adult Basic and ...

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.


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)

Gaston Roth, 2, of Ashtabula relents to receiving a do-it-at-home ...

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)


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)

Duke's Kyrie Irving talks to reporters after being selected with ...

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)


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)

President Barack Obama speaks to soldiers from the 10th Mountain ...

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)


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

William D Lewis The Vindicator Phantom Fireworks employee Mason Fowler ...

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


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)

Kyrie Irving, a former Duke basketball player, gestures to the ...

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. ...


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)

With Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry behind the plate, Cleveland ...

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)


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)

Pawn America employee Eduardo Marin, left, assists a customer named ...

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 ...


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)

Donna Gains, right, tries on a ring with her son ...

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)


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.

Phantom Fireworks clerk Jared Kirby waits on customers at the ...

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.


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.

Brad Smith of the New York Jets, a graduate of ...

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 ...


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.

Ohio State junior lineman and Cardinal Mooney High School graduate ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..WARREN Ñ Believers Christian Fellowship ...

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 ...


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.

Lions Club scholarship: The Youngstown Lions Club recently presented a ...

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 ...


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.

Making memories at Special Olympics: Members of the Warren Photographic ...

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 ...


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.

Cub Scouts host family event at camp: Cub Scout Master ...

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, ...