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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)

Frank Gazella Jr. is co-founder of Pieroguys Pierogies at the ...

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 ...


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

Geologist Marilyn Huff catalogs core samples taken in drilling samples ...

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


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.

Greg Bowman, executive director of Goodness Grows, a faith-based food ...

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.


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.

Christopher Baronzzi, an attorney for the Youngstown law firm Harrington, ...

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 ...


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.

Boardman police and firefighters and the Ohio State Highway Patrol ...

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 ...


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.

Thomas Altiere Jr., 32, of Royal Troon Drive in Warren, ...

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 ...


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.

Tori Snyder, 17, one of the students in Kathleen Kromer’s ...

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 ...


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.

Two motorists were sent to the hospital with injuries sustained ...

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 ...


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

Scrappers third basemen #39 Jordan Smith jumps infront of short ...

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


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)

Job seekers stand in line at a job fair in ...

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 ...


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)

Frank Gazella, Jr., left, and Andrew Misak, co-owners of Pieroguys ...

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)


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)

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde speaks to the media outside ...

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)


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

Scrappers short stop #1 Tony Wolters makes a play on ...

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


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.

About 250 residents from counties throughout Northeast Ohio learned about ...

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.


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.

Atty. Christopher Baronzzi of the Youngstown law firm Harrington, Hoppe ...

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 ...


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.

The Niles Historical Society recently received a new 25-foot flagpole ...

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 ...


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.

Plaque to the future: The Salem Preservation Society has placed ...

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 ...


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.

The Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 10 ...

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.


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

Two major projects began in April and are expected to ...

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