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Lana Van Auker of Canfield sent in this majestic shot of the Silver Bridge at Mill Creek. Early spring? Bah!

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of trees and spring blossoms.

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Gavin and Anderson Ward, both from Canfield, play at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Photo submitted by Ryan Ward.

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of spring flowers and a butterfly.

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of spring flowers.

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Aaron Hartsough competed in the Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships. Photo sent in by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of spring flowers and a butterfly.

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At the Horizon League track & field competition, Aaron Hartsough earned a place. Photo submitted by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

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Lisa White sent in this photo of wakeboarder Jake Tharp, 16, of Lake Milton. She took the photo in 2010 at Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee.

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Barbara Cua of Berlin Center sent in this colorful photo of a beautiful tree in her front yard, taken last spring. She said she framed it and it gets her through the winter!

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of trees and spring blossoms.

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of spring flowers and a butterfly.

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Marie Weaver of North Carolina sent in this photo of spring flowers and a bee.

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A very snowy winter here in the Valley should make folks want to remember what it's like without all of that snow! Photo submitted by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

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While waiting for the arrival of spring, Pete Dumas of Austintown and his wife spend many hours putting together puzzles their family gave them for Christmas. Here's a 1,000-piece puzzle they did called "Santa Sewing."

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Lana Van Auker of Canfield sent in this photo of a "snowmobile."

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Gloria Neely-Tucker sent in this photo after taking her daughter and grandchildren on an outing to see Easter decorations at Kraynak's in Sharon, Pa., and Daffin's Candy. From left are daughter Antoinette Tucker, grandson Michael Winford, twins Devon and Devin Winford and granddaughter O'shae Ross. They're all from Youngstown.

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After seeing so much snow, it's time for some warm weather! Photo submitted by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

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Lisha Sanders of Youngstown sent in this photo of her 2-year-old daughter Savanna from last spring. They can't wait to go to the park and slide, one of Savanna's favorite things to do.

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Lorraine Snyder of Canfield, who submitted this photo, uses this as her springtime screen-saver. She received the tulips for Valentine's Day a couple of years ago.

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Crocuses — a sure sign of spring! Photo taken in North Jackson and sent in by Sandi Muir, also of North Jackson.

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Riley Sweder of Columbus catches the big one! Photo taken and submitted by Carolyn Sweder, also of Columbus, who is formerly of New Middletown.

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Morgan Rolley of Austintown enjoys some lovely flowers at Fellows Riverside Gardens. She visited in 2010 at Easter. Photo sent in by Barb Rolley.

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Diane Brookbank submitted this photo of her granddaughter Jaelyn Brookbank. They are both from Girard.

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Grace Katherine Paulin, daughter of Bethany Paulin of New Middletown, enjoys a day at Yellow Creek in Struthers. Photo submitted by Bethany Paulin.

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Amanda Fire of Canfield sent in this photo of her dog, Baxter, taken last spring after a run on the bike trail in Austintown. She said Baxter loves to ride that way, and she canÕt wait till spring so he can do it all the time.

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Riley Sweder of Columbus proudly shows off her own garden-grown sunflowers. Picture taken and sent in by her mom, Carolyn Sweder, a former New Middletown resident.

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Timmy Kerr, 4, of Poland, plays with his computer while waiting for warmer weather. Photo sent in by Gary Kerr.

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McKenna Sweeney, 6, takes a break at her first soccer practice of the season for St. Charles. Photo sent in by Marnee Sweeney.

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Jackson Spin, 2, of Boardman, enjoyed the neighbor's tulips on a warm day in April of last year. Photo sent in by his mother, Connie Spin.

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Madison Wright, 2, of Salem, picks flowers in her great-grandfather and great-grandmother's field of daffodils.

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Here are spring flowers in front of St. Patrick School in Hubbard. Mrs. Bond's kindergarten class planted the bulbs. Photo submitted by Roberta Robinson.

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While waiting for the arrival of spring, Pete Dumas of Austintown and his wife spend many hours putting together puzzles their family gave them for Christmas. Here's a 2,000-piece puzzle they did called "Balloons."

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It doesn't matter to Alexis Kemble if March ever goes out like a lamb; she just likes to have fun at the petting zoo! Alexis is the granddaughter of Gary and Margie Kemble of Canfield, who submitted the photo.

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Jessica Dworak of New Middletown submitted this photo of her daughter, Melissa Iamurri, and their family pet, Bandit. She said they can't wait to get out of the house to enjoy the fresh air this spring.

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Here are spring flowers in front of St. Patrick School in Hubbard. Mrs. Bond's kindergarten class planted the bulbs. Photo submitted by Roberta Robinson.

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Jia Li Dugan, left, and Nicollete Leonard of Mrs. Bond's kindergarten class at St. Patrick School in Hubbard plant spring bulbs in front of the school. Photo sent in by Roberta Robinson.

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Connie Spin of Boardman sent in this photo of her daughter Noelle, who was 4 at the time, smelling the neighbor's tulips. Noelle is 6 and still looks forward to the spring flowers.

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Tulips at Kraynak's Nursery in Hermitage, Pa., make a lovely and colorful sight for shoppers. Photo sent in by Pat McCamy of Austintown.

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Timmy Kerr, 4, and Kayla Kerr, 14, play the Wii while waiting for warmer weather. They're both from Poland. Photo submitted by Gary Kerr.

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Tricia Hodson of Windham, Ohio, sent in this photo from her garden, saying, "Here's a reminder of what a lovely summer we have to look forward to."

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Grace Katherine Paulin, daughter of Bethany Paulin of New Middletown, doesn't let the rain dampen her spirits at the Rogers Flea Market. Photo submitted by Bethany Paulin.

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Andrew Hazy of Mrs. Bond’s kindergarten class at St. Patrick School in Hubbard plants spring bulbs in front of the school. Photo sent in by Roberta Robinson.

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Rotarians from six area clubs traveled to Columbus for the All-Ohio Rotary Presidents-Elect Training Seminar recently. From left to right are Michael Raulin of Canfield Rotary; Deanna Spirko of Austintown Rotary; George Hayes, Rotary District 6650 governor-elect; Steve Zentko of Poland Rotary; Suzanne Fleming of Youngstown Rotary; and Michael Evanson of Struthers Rotary. Virginia Amstutz of Boardman Rotary is not pictured.

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Louis Gordon was 2 when this picture of him getting up close with a dagger moth caterpillar was taken last year. He lives in Canfield with his parents, Matthew and Joni Gordon, and his sister, Madelyn.

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Sahara might be springing through the snow ... photo submitted by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

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Jennifer Downie of Poland says she is looking forward to the return of the bluebells in Poland Woods, similar to the ones she photographed last April.

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Dereon North of Campbell enjoys her new Jennswing for kids with disabilities.

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Terrance Esarco sent in this vibrant photo of a bee hard at work.

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Lana Van Auker of Canfield submitted this photo of home, sweet home.

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Grandma Judy snapped this shot of her grandson, Bryan, donning an authentic Amish hat while helping her plant flowers.

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Is Sahara the cat busy looking for that darn groundhog? Photo sent in by Lana Van Auker of Canfield.

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Jordan Downie, 12, of Poland took this photo of geese and goslings in Yellow Creek on a walk home from school in May 2010. She always looks forward to seeing new baby animals in Poland Woods, especially ducklings and goslings in Yellow Creek.

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Lana Van Auker of Canfield sent in this photo of Leanna Hartsough at age 4. Leanna, who loves fields and flowers, is now a senior at Canfield High School.

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John Cruz of Boardman says his son, Jadon Emmanuel Cruz, was 1 when this picture was taken. He jokes that Jadon looks like he was "planted and growing like a weed!"

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Ever since "American Graffiti," Vietta Lee DuPonty of Austintown had dreamed of owning the kind of Thunderbird that was seen in the movie. Last year in August her dream came true, but a case of pneumonia limited her to just one warm day in September when she could drive with the top down. You can imagine how much she's looking forward to cruising with the grandkids this spring!

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Nancy Fawcett of Canfield sent in this photo of her 4-year-old granddaughter Rory Geissler's dance class. Rory lives in Joppa, Md.

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Dennis Vitt of Poland sent this picture of his grandson, Ty Blythe, who, at only 2 1/2, has the form of a pro golfer. You can be sure he'll be back out on the links come warm weather. He is the son of James and Christa (Vitt) Blythe of Dublin, Ohio.

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Cooper Wilson, 5, cooks with his "Papa," James Cardelein, as they get ready for a Memorial Day picnic. The photo, from 2010, was submitted by Cooper's great-grandma, Irene Cardelein of Youngstown.

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Barbara Kukla of Boardman sent us this picture of her niece and nephew, McKenna and Justin Kukla, 6 and 8, respectively, of New Middletown. When classes at Springfield Elementary School were recently canceled due to the weather, they made it a true snow day by spending the afternoon building a family of snow people. Here, they decided to "kiss winter goodbye."

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Parker, right, takes the final shot as time expires as Charlotte Bobcats' Dominic McGuire, left, defends in the Bobcats' 98-97 win in an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

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Connecticut's Kemba Walker boards a bus on campus bound for the airport in Storrs, Conn., en route to Houston, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Connecticut will face Kentucky in NCAA Final Four Game in Houston Saturday.

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Workers cover the field as Washington Nationals practice is halted at Nationals Park on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Washington. The Nationals home-opener is scheduled for Thursday against the Atlanta Braves.

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Washington Nationals hed to the clubhouse as practice is halted with a mix of rain and sleet at Nationals Park on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Washington. The Nationals' home-opener is scheduled for Thursday against the Atlanta Braves.

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Virginia Commonwealth University's guard Joey Rodriguez answers questions during a news conference at the school in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The Rams face Butler in the NCAA collge basketball Final Four semifinals on Saturday night in Houston.

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Protestors gather in the rotunda at the Ohio statehouse after Senate Bill 5 passed through the Ohio House of Representatives Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The bill would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.

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The cast of “Fat Pig” at the Oakland includes (standing) Jason A. Green anDenise Bayer; and (in frame) Kyle Merritt and Jenna Cintavey.

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Bob Seger

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Defense lawyer Anthony Meranto, left, speaks to his client Michael Harsch, 26, of Warren at Harsch’s sentencing before Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The judge sentenced Harsch to 15 years in prison Wednesday for crimes committed against his former girlfriend in 2009.

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Roosevelt Cooper, right, holds a crayfish, while Holly Burnett-Hanley, coordinator of Mahoning River Education Project at Youngstown State University, shows a broken appendage on the creature. Roosevelt was one of many seventh-and eighth-graders in honors science at Volney Rogers Middle School who spent part of the school day Wednesday testing the water quality and analyzing insect life in the stream.

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Youngstown State sophomore tailback Allen Jones runs a drill during Wednesday’s practice at Stambaugh Stadium, where a snow shower made it look and feel more like winter than spring.

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Murder victim Devail Fleeton

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Youngstown firefighter Joe Caraballo joined more than 400 protesters Wednesday afternoon in opposition to the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s endorsement of Senate Bill 5. The protest was outside the chamber’s headquarters downtown. The bill was sent to the governor Wednesday night.

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Celtic Woman

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Ursuline’s Khiree Gregory soars over Mooney’s Danny Reese during the second round of a dunk contest at the Frank Bubba Memorial Classic on Wednesday at Warren Harding High School.

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Virginia Commonwealth's Joey Rodriguez reacts during the second half at the Southwest regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 27, 2011, in San Antonio.

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Roger Jones, chairman of Fireline’s board of directors

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Robert Dennick Joki

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Glen Williams, executive director of One Step to Life, shows off a flier about one of the organization’s support programs. One Step had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to show off its new offices on Midlothian Boulevard in Youngstown. One Step seeks to work with inner-city youths to stem crime and family violence

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Connie Hathorn, superintendent of Youngstown city schools, presents his plan to a large crowd at the board of education offices Wednesday.

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Kassidy Vath, center, works with Sean McGuire, of Mahoning County Soil and Water, and Theresanne Garcia, as they search for organisms in the Ax Factory Creek Wednesday. Both girls are in eighth grade at Volney Rogers Middle School.

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Sausirae K. Gardner and DuJuane D. Weeden Sr.

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Gregory A. Pflug and Leigh A. Samargia

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A warm welcome: The installation of officers and trustees who will head Salem Historical Society in 2011 took place at the March meeting. Installed by Robert Guehl, former society officer, were David Shivers, president; Judi Allio, vice president; Judy White, recording secretary; April Trenkelbach, treasurer; and Dixie Gordon, corresponding secretary; Nancy Fediaczko, Joan Lora and Bill Ward, trustees for three-year terms; Alice Deatherage, trustee for a one-year unexpired term; Janice Lesher, curator; and David Stratton, director. Following her induction, Deatherage was welcomed by Shivers, who will be serving his seventh term as president.

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Christine M. Harvey and Matthew D. Berg

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Among those involved in the membership drive being conducted by Stambaugh Pillars are, from left, Barbara Banks, committee member; Phil Cannatti, executive director of Stambaugh Auditorium; Leland Clegg, advertising chairman; David Armstrong, committee member; and Carol Desmond, membership chairwoman.

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Connecticut forward Maya Moore (23) charges up court with the ball during the second half against Duke in an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional final game, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Philadelphia. Connecticut won the regional championship 75-40. Moore, a four-time All-American with 3,000 career points, scored 28 points.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, listens to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, left, speak at the opening of the Libya Conference in London Tuesday March 29, 2011. International leaders plotted out an endgame Tuesday for Moammar Gadhafi's tottering regime, as British Prime Minister David Cameron accused the Libyan leader of shooting and starving his opponents into submission.

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United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles to members of the medias as she leaves, following the international conference regarding ongoing military intervention in Libya, in central London, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Delegates from around 40 countries attended the conference in London as they attempted to agree on a future for Libya.

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Tom Fagan, of Dayton, protests against Senate Bill 5 at the Ohio statehouse Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The bill would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.

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Walter Hudson, of Toledo, protests against Senate Bill 5 at the Ohio statehouse Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The bill would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.

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Firefighters and HAZMAT crews from Mahoning Trumbull and Portage county assess the damage Monday after a CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls.

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Firefighters and HAZMAT crews put on protective outfits before checking on the wrecked cars after a CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls at about 6:45 a.m. Monday.

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Looking westbound down the CSX tracks in Newton Falls, a few rail cars sit sideways after Monday morning’s derailment. Regular train traffic resumed some 24 hours later.

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A State Patrol helicopter takes inspectors to check the tracks and the cars after a CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls at about 6:45 a.m. Monday.

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A CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls at about 6:45 a.m. Monday.

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A CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls at about 6:45 a.m. Monday Three rail cars fell from the bridge to the street, blocking the road.

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A CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls at about 6:45 a.m. Monday.

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Firefighters and HAZMAT crews from Mahoning Trumbull and Portage county assess the damage Monday after a CSX train carrying ammonia and chlorine derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls.

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Looking westbound, a few train cars set sideways on the tracks Monday morning after a CSX train derailed near North Center Street in Newton Falls.

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Junior League provisional members are, in the front row, from left to right, Kim Urig, Jessie Kinsley, Jenn Venrose and Karen Guierrieri. In the second row are Beth Drennen, Crystal Siembida Boggs, Mercia L. Stevens and Adrian Anderson. In the third row are Mary Monroe, Mercia M. Stevens, Heather Elder and Marit Aspenleiter. Laura Rumble and Elizabeth Stevens are not pictured.

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Breaking language barrier: Each year the Gamma Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority contributes funds to the English Center of Youngstown. Making the presentation at a recent meeting to Leslie Kiske of Poland, at left, is Betsey White, chapter president, also of Poland. The funds will be used to teach the English language to foreign-speaking adults who are studying to become American citizens. At the meeting Lana Whitehead of Canfield, coordinator and intervention specialist in the Center for Student Progress at Youngstown State University, explained the role of the center in promoting the academic success of YSU students.

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Douglas Everett, at left, and George Grim received Kiwanis Hall of Fame awards during a Kiwanis conference in Columbus.

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YSU junior tackle Andrew Radakovich

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Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0), Kansas guard Brady Morningstar (12) and Kansas guard Tyrel Reed (14) tried to slow VCU forward Jamie Skeen (21) as he drove toward the basket during first-half action. The University of Kansas faced Virginia Commonwealth University in the Southwest Regional Final of the men's NCAA Division I Basketball Championships at the Alamodome on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

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Weathersfield Superintendent Damon Dohar

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The location of the new Quaker Steak and Lube at the The Shops at Boardman Park.

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Lori Greenwalt, left, and Lynn Guerrieri of Gia’s Pizzeria in Boardman serve up their specialties during The Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook-off on Sunday.

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North Carolina's Kendall Marshall (05) contests the shot of Kentucky's DeAndre Liggins during first-half action in the men's NCAA East Regional Championship game on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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From left, Joey Alvey, Deanna Scott and Josh Green, all Youngstown State University students, step into character while rehearsing for University Theater’s upcoming original musical cabaret “Blossoms & Bliss,” opening Thursday in Spotlight Arena Theater.

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In this Oct. 1, 2003 file photo, a general view of the Ford Motor Company plant in Genk, Belgium, is seen. Ford Motor Co. said Saturday, March 26, 2011, it will idle their plant in Genk for five days, trying to conserve supplies of Japanese parts that could run low following an earthquake and tsunami. Ford spokesman Todd Nissen said the plant will close beginning April 4. The company had planned to idle the plant in May for another reason. But it moved up the date after auto parts suppliers in Japan were damaged by the twin disaster on March 11.

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The Arms Family Museum was presented to Mahoning Valley Historical Society in 1961 by Olive F.A. Arms.

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David Fielding, 2, of Hudson, chows down on a slice of pizza during The Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook-Off on Sunday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Looking on is David’s mother, Audrey Fielding. They were among more than 1,000 who attended the event, a fundraiser for The Potential Development Program/School of Autism agency.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stops a shot by Florida Panthers' Ryan Carter (20) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Pittsburgh.

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An infected bat hangs in Hall Cave Preserve in Huntingdon County, Pa. The white fungus on its face, ears and wings gives White-Nose Syndrome its name.

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Robin Rockney, a senior at Canfi eld High School, was accepted into the 2011 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. Her work titled “Robin and The Bird” will be on display along with other winners from around the state in the James A. Rhodes State Tower from April 10 to May 12. There also will be an awards ceremony April 10 at the Riff e Center Capitol Theatre.

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Financial planner Patrick Dougherty, left, works with Luchia and William Kingsley, right, in his Plano, Texas office, February 22, 2011.

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Shirlene and Sidney Hill, mother and stepfather of murder victim Jamail Johnson, discuss how they have coped with their son’s shooting death last month.

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Mariam Jamal Ismail, front right, and Randa Elzouzary, center, both from Libya, join protestors in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 26, 2011, condemning Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi and in support for the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, approving a No-Fly Zone over Libya and authorizing all necessary measures to protect civilians.

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Pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad protester, flashes V sign as she painted on her hand Syrian flag with Arabic words read:" Only Bashar," in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday March 26, 2011. Protesters set fire to offices of the ruling party in southern and western Syria on Saturday, burning tires and attacking cars and shops in a religiously mixed city on the Mediterranean coast, according to accounts by government officials, activists and witnesses.

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Sean Hiramatsu, 10, of Japan interacts with a classmate at McKinley Elementary School in Poland. Sean’s parents sent him to the Mahoning Valley after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month. With Sean in math class is fellow fifth- grader Mark Pompeo.

Published on March 27, 2011


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Liberty Tax Service marketing manager Troy Green feeds his dog, Hush, during an adoption event Saturday afternoon in Boardman.

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Youngstown State’s third baseman Samantha Snodgrass (6) looks to first base to make a throw during a game Saturday against Loyola at McCune Park in Canfield. The Penguins opened their season at home with a doubleheader against the Ramblers, who won both contests.

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Butler's Ronald Nored (5) jumps into the arms of teammate Matt Howard after overtime of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball championship game Saturday, March 26, 2011, in New Orleans. Butler won 74-71 to advance to the Final Four.

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Tennessee guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen (40) is guarded by Ohio State center Jantel Lavender during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. Stricklen led Tennessee to an 85-75 win with 20 points.

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Daelyn McGuiere,3, of Youngstown visits with Mother Goose played by story teller Barbra Root at the Plant the Seed to Read book festival.

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William, left, and Luchia Kingsley, pictured at the office of Patrick Dougherty in Plano, Texas, February 22, 2011, received financial advice from Dougherty during their retirement.

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Youngstown State quarterback Kurt Hess during the team’s first spring practice Wednesday at Stambaugh Stadium.

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Roz Gadd of Youngstown leads story time at the fifth annual Plant the Seed to Read book festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Saturday afternoon.

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Sean Hiramatsu, 10, of Tokyo enjoys spending time with his host family in Poland. With him at right is Brendan McBride, 13; and, back row from left, Madeleine McBride, 11; David Simonelli, Michele Simonelli, Syliva Simonelli, 17 months; and Bridgette McBride, 15. He began attending classes in Poland last week. His family in Japan believed Poland would serve as a haven from the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

Published on March 27, 2011


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Marquell McLane

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Marquette Chris Otule (42) reaches through the basket to block a shot by North Carolina's Harrison Barnes (40) during the second half of an an East regional semifinal game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 25, 2011, in Newark, N.J.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Cleveland Cavaliers' Samardo Samuels (24) shoots over Detroit Pistons' Austin Daye (5) in the first quarter in an NBA basketball game on Friday, March 25, 2011, in Cleveland.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Ohio State coach Jim Tressel shakes hands as he rides off the field on the back of a golf cart with his wife, Ellen, after Ohio State defeated Arkansas 31-26 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.

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Activists of Communist Party of India burn an effigy of the United States as they protest against the military attack on Libya by the U.S., in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 25, 2011. NATO's military staff is drawing up detailed plans to assume full control of the no-fly zone over Libya in coming days, after member nations agreed to take on the operation from a U.S.-led coalition.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Police officers advise drivers to take a diversion at a checkpoint in Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture, at the 30 kilomters (20 miles) point from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, northeastern Japan.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Kentucky's Josh Harrellson, left, fights for control of the ball with Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, right, during the first half of an an East regional semifinal game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 25, 2011, in Newark, N.J.

Published on March 26, 2011


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The honorable Benita Y. Pearson is sworn in by Senator Sherrod Brown at the Butler Institute of American Art.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Loreatha V. Hawkins of Campbell talks to third- and fourth-graders from E.J. Blott Elementary School in Liberty, about following their dreams. That’s a message in her fairy tale, “The Prince and the Musical Castle.”

Published on March 26, 2011


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Loreatha Hawkins’ sister, Audrey Tillis of Austintown, reads the fairy tale at the presentation in the community room of Liberty High School.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Olivia Terry, an aunt of Lorthea Hawkins, plays the harp during the reading.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Brian Crawford Scott, ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, sings the national anthem and welcomes the audience to the "Fully Charged" show at the Covelli Center Friday night.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Travis Mills (red), 4, of Canfield, Caiden Smith (blue), 6, of Austintown, and DeeAnna Mills (white), 6, of Canfield, watch a pre-show perfomance Friday night at the Covelli Center.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Tammy Chumley, far right, a teacher at the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, works with students at the center. The center is located on the first floor of Fedor Hall at YSU. With 70 students and 35 staff members, the center is contemplating a move to larger quarters.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Parents and students gather after students were released following an early morning shooting at West Middle School in Martinsville, Ind., Friday, March 25, 2011. A gunman opened fire at the middle school before classes began Friday, shooting a student in the stomach, police said. A 15-year-old classmate who had been suspended was taken into custody.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Sri Lankan Muslims burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest rally against the allied forces' air strike in Libya, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, March 25, 2011. NATO's military staff is drawing up detailed plans to assume full control of the no-fly zone over Libya in coming days, after member nations agreed to take on the operation from a U.S.-led coalition.

Published on March 26, 2011


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Published on March 25, 2011


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Wendy J. Bak and Rickie M. Yeager

Published on March 25, 2011


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Kara Kalna and Gabriel Morgan

Published on March 25, 2011


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William D Lewis | The Vindicator: YSU football coach Eric Wolford, his wife, Dr. Melinda Wolford, and their children, Stone, left, 5, and Marlee, 2, hope that many people will attend the pancake breakfast that will benefit No Stone Unturned Foundation, which the Wolfords founded to help children with health problems. The breakfast will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Carmel Social Hall, Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown, on April 17.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Dr. Marie L. Awad and Louis Alexander Jr.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Amanda Prommersberger and Sean McAllen

Published on March 25, 2011


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Katie Stewart and Dennis Brown

Published on March 25, 2011


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Civil War re-enactor Doug Babyak is a member of the planning committee coordinating quarterly events sponsored by the Sutliffe Museum in Warren that will commemorate the Civil War. The first event in the series will be April 12 at the Eastwood Mall Complex. Here Babyak, of Hartford, displays flags from the war.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Amber L. Clark and Timothy J. Hitchcock

Published on March 25, 2011


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Kelly Bretz and Josh Carano

Published on March 25, 2011


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Colleen E. Grosch and Scott M. Blevins

Published on March 25, 2011


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Jacob Eilerman and Laura Callow

Published on March 25, 2011


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Karsti

Published on March 25, 2011


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Solomon Lu and Christina London

Published on March 25, 2011


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Bachinger

Published on March 25, 2011


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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Farris

Published on March 25, 2011


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Sean C. Houser and Renee L. Gould

Published on March 25, 2011


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Ray Vinopal

Published on March 25, 2011


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Butler's Shawn Vanzant (2) shoots in front of Wisconsin's Keaton Nankivil during the first half of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball semifinal game Thursday, March 24, 2011, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Published on March 25, 2011


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Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, speaks at the chamber’s annual meeting and luncheon. The meeting was Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Ron Insana, CNBC senior analyst and commentator and host of the syndicated radio program “The Insana Quotient,” was the keynote speaker.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Richard Rhinehart

Published on March 25, 2011


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Michael Jones

Published on March 25, 2011


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William, left, and Luchia Kingsley, pictured at the office of Patrick Dougherty in Plano, Texas, February 22, 2011, received financial advice from Dougherty during their retirement. (Ron Baselice/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Published on March 25, 2011


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Financial planner Patrick Dougherty, left, works with Luchia and William Kingsley, right, in his Plano, Texas office, February 22, 2011. (Ron Baselice/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Published on March 25, 2011


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Youngstown's Mark Pratt (76) does a drill with teammate Stephen Page during the first practice of the spring Wednesday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, speaks at the chamber’s annual meeting and luncheon. The meeting was Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Ron Insana, CNBC senior analyst and commentator and host of the syndicated radio program “The Insana Quotient,” was the keynote speaker.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Can Dao, owner of the Tokyo House restaurant on South Avenue, Youngstown, prepares a meal for patrons. Customers said the food is so good that they’ll wait several hours to eat the Asian cuisine. For 20 years, Dao and his wife, Hin, have owned and operated the restaurant.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Members of an eighth-grade social studies class at Wilson Middle School help display a banner during a play called “K.C.’s Dream.” The play was part of the Black History Project presented Thursday at the Youngstown school on the city’s South Side.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Ja'Braylon McClendon plays K.C(foreground) and Kenneth Cunningham plays George W. Carver (middle) in their 8th grade social studies class play, "K.C.'s Dream." during the Wilson Middle School's Black History Month program Thursday afternoon.

Published on March 25, 2011


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Here’s what’s cookin’: Involved in preparations for an annual spaghetti dinner to be sponsored by Struthers Rotary Club are, from left, Tom Baringer, dinner chairman; Mary Ann Morell, head chef; Don Gabriele, dinner co-chairman; and Bryan Higgins, club president. Assisting them at the event from 3 to 7 p.m. April 2 at St. Nicholas Social Hall, 765 Fifth St., Struthers, will be members of Struthers High School Interact Club and of Boy Scout Troop 101. Meals will be $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and proceeds will benefit local community projects.

Published on March 24, 2011


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A pet blessing service will take place during the “Hop Into Spring Vendor Blender” to be sponsored by the Humane Society of Columbiana County as a benefit for abused and neglected pets. Items to be featured at the event and some of the adoptable pets are displayed by in front, from left , Amanda Lynch, editor of Impact for Animals; Ryan Hillman and Jacki Hersman, owners of Steel Trolley Diner, and in back, Dessie Bates, of Tastefully Simple; “Doc” Roberts, photographer with Posing with Pets; Lucille Smith, HSCC senior volunteer; and the Rev. Pam Gable, pastor of the First United Methodist Church.

Published on March 24, 2011


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A gun was handed over to a Libyan boy during a rally in support of the allied air campaigns against the troops of Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, eastern Libya, Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Published on March 24, 2011


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A woman reaches down to touch Elizabeth Taylor's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Taylor died early Wednesday of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

Published on March 24, 2011


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This April 2, 1974 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor standing by a statue of the Academy Award Oscar in Los Angeles. Elizabeth Taylor had it all: the violet, almond-shaped eyes, the creamy skin, the pouty lips and raven hair. Of course, there were her Oscars, iconic roles and many husbands, too, but Taylor is indeed most renowned for her beauty. She died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Red Wanting Blue members are, from left, Dean Anshutz (of Youngstown), Mark McCullough and Greg Rahm.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Youngstown State’s Jamaine Cook runs drills during the Penguins’ first spring practice Wednesday at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. In coach Eric Wolford’s second spring opener, the team looked a lot more cohesive, energetic and organized than last year.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Fitch High School senior Amber Henik shows off her award-winning ceramics piece “Global Warming Kills More Than Polar Bears.” Her work will be on display in New York City at the World Financial Center’s courtyard gallery through June.

Published on March 24, 2011


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In this photo taken March 21, 2011, Trey Burke from Northland High School is shown in Columbus, Ohio. Burke was named Ohio's Mr. Basketball by the Associated Press in Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Published on March 24, 2011


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David Lighty Sr., right, kisses his son, Ohio State guard David Lighty, after Ohio State's 98-66 win over George Mason in an East regional NCAA college basketball tournament third-round game Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Cleveland. Lighty scored 25 points and made seven 3-point shots to lead Ohio State into the Sweet 16.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Magistrate Dominic DeLaurentis of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court

Published on March 24, 2011


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Buses leave the Boardman Center Middle School parking lot on Market Street on Tuesday afternoon into the recently installed school zone. The flashing school zone lights are being re-programmed to account for daylight-saving time.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Jerome Harrell, left, principal of Wilson Middle School, Youngstown, presents a pair of shoes to eighth-grader Jonathon Flores. The shoes were presented Wednesday to several students by the family members of Jamail Johnson, who was killed Feb. 6 at a shooting a home near Youngstown State University. Johnson, 25, a YSU student had served as a mentor at the school.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Shirlene Hill, Johnson’s mother, spoke to the students about remembering to help others, just like her son. In the background is her husband, Sidney Hill.

Published on March 24, 2011


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FILE - This March 3, 2011, file photo shows Pittsburgh Pirates' Matt Diaz at bat during a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Dunedin, Fla. On a club full of young guys, Lyle Overbay, Diaz and a few other Pirates show there's still room for old Bucs.

Published on March 24, 2011


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Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Douglas

Published on March 24, 2011


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Ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott

Published on March 24, 2011


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Red Wanting Blue members load up their gear after a show in a scene from the fi lm “These Magnifi cent Miles.”

Published on March 24, 2011


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Amy Galon and Mark Mollohan

Published on March 23, 2011


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Ron Griswold and Reneé Krasinski

Published on March 23, 2011


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Lauren Callahan and Shawn Wire

Published on March 23, 2011


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D. Douglas Duncan and Mara Pecchia

Published on March 23, 2011


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Craig Tareshawty’s Brandywine apartment complex in Youngstown is at about 96-percent capacity. Many rental companies throughout the Mahoning Valley have experienced increased capacity levels in the past year.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Youngstown State senior Joe Iacobucci is greeted at home plate by teammates after hitting a home run. Iacobucci and the Penguins finally get to play a home game March 22 at Eastwood Field against Penn State Behrend.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Published on March 22, 2011


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Youngstown State senior Joe Iacobucci slides back to first base to beat a pickoff attempt.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Ohio State's Jared Sullinger (0) loses the ball against George Mason's Isaiah Tate (13) and Mike Morrison, back, in the first half of an East regional NCAA college basketball tournament third-round game Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Cleveland.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Penguins coach Eric Wolford talks with the media on the eve of his second season of spring football season

Published on March 22, 2011


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Trinity Benitez, 10, of Austintown, gets a new ‘do from Aveda Institute cosmetologist Kelly VanKirk. Thirty girls in grades four through six from the Austintown Local School District were pampered Tuesday at an event organized by the Angels For Kids Foundation

Published on March 22, 2011


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Kenneth Whatley of Youngstown pleaded not guilty to charges tied to suspected LSP gang activity.

Published on March 22, 2011


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DeVonte Jenkins (24) of Ursuline drives to the hoop against Anton Grady of Cleveland Central Catholic in the Division III regional final in Canton. Jenkins was named All-Ohio honorable mention by The Associated Press.

Published on March 22, 2011


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McDonald’s Matthias Tayala drives to the hoop while being defended by Jalen Miller of Hiland during the Division IV regional final in Canton. Tayala was named first team All-Ohio by The Associated Press.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Youngstown State defensive coordinator Rick Kravitz will also coach the safeties in the 2011 season after coaching the linebackers last fall, his first with the Penguins.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Columbiana County Emergency Management Director Darren Dodson

Published on March 22, 2011


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Rick Rios was named Hardings new football coach at a press conference Tue at noon. He hails from Toledo

Published on March 22, 2011


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Suspected LSP Gang member Terrence Machen Jr. is still wanted by local and federal authorities.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Youngstown Deputy Director of Finance Kyle L. Miasek

Published on March 22, 2011


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Suspected LSP Gang member Michael Jones is still wanted by local and federal authorities.

Published on March 22, 2011


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In this file photo taken Jan. 10, 2011, a sold sign is seen in front of a home, in Millis, Mass. New home? Or existing one? For buyers, the decision is getting easier. A wave of foreclosures has sent prices of previously occupied homes sinking. New-home prices have fallen much less.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Suspected LSP Gang member Carlton Council Jr. is still wanted by local and federal authorities.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Connecticut's Kelly Faris, left, dives for the ball as Purdue's Brittany Rayburn, right, loses control of the ball during the first half of a second-round NCAA women’s college tournament basketball game, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Storrs, Conn.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Georgetown's Sugar Rodgers steals the ball from Maryland's Alyssa Thomas during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in College Park, Md.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Libyans inspect the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, with both crew ejecting safely. The U.S. Africa Command said both crew members were safe after what was believed to be a mechanical failure of the Air Force F-15. The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Italy's Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Japan Ground Self Defense Force prepare to lay a coffin during a burial ceremony for the March 11 tsunami victims in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Published on March 22, 2011


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President Barack Obama shakes hands with El Salvador President Mauricio Funes during an arrival ceremony at the National Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Cleveland Indians' Austin Kearns, left, is greeted by teammate Shin-Soo Choo, right, after hitting a two-run home run of Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Carlos Rosa during the sixth inning of their spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick near Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) drives against Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Atlanta.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Libyans pose with the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet, after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, with both crew ejecting safely. The U.S. Africa Command said both crew members were safe after what was believed to be a mechanical failure of the Air Force F-15. The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Italy's Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Kentucky's Brandon Knight (12) soares to the basket over West Virginia's Darryl Bryant (25) during the second half of a third-round East regional NCAA basketball game in Tampa, Fla., Saturday March 19, 2011. Kentucky defeated West Virginia 71-63.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Japan Air Self-Defense Force's members search for missing persons through debris in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-destroyed town of Yamada, northern Japan Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury has been selected, the prosecutors and the slugger's lawyers are scheduled to deliver opening statements.

Published on March 22, 2011


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Jena Yambrovich gets a toilet paper wedding dress from her fellow South Range High School classmates at a Sisterhood Project event. The Sisterhood Project acts as a support group for freshman girls by integrating them with members of the senior class.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Howland junior offensive lineman Anthony Stanko

Published on March 21, 2011


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Libyan rebels arrive at the frontline on the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Monday, March 21, 2011. The international military intervention in Libya is likely to last "a while," a top French official said Monday, echoing Moammar Gadhafi's warning of a long war ahead as rebels, energized by the strikes on their opponents, said they were fighting to reclaim a city under siege from the Libyan leader's forces.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Videographer Andy Fredericks records the demolition of a vacant house on Firnley Avenue on Youngstown’s South Side. Blueprint America began more than three years ago and examines the nation’s public infrastructure.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Sound man Jon Andrews and videographer Andy Fredericks record the demolition of a vacant house on Firnley Avenue on Youngstown’s South Side. The footage, taken Monday afternoon, will be used in an upcoming piece on the Public Broadcasting Service’s Blueprint America set to air in late April or May.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl walks the sideline in the closing seconds of the second half of a West Regional NCAA tournament second round college basketball game against Michigan, Friday, March 18, 2011, in Charlotte, N.C. Michigan won 75-45.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Louis Blessing Jr. of Cincinnati

Published on March 21, 2011


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Ohio State's Dallas Lauderdale dunks against George Mason in the first half of an East regional NCAA college basketball tournament third-round game Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Cleveland.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Ed Yasechko, third from left, co-owner of Truck World, receives a Hubbard Township flag as recognition for his business contributions to the community. With him at Truck World in Hubbard Township are, from left, Deborah Shields, executive director of Hubbard Area Chamber of Commerce; Chief of Police Todd Coonce; Fred Hanley, trustee; John Pieton, zoning administrator; and Dennie Parsons, zoning inspector.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Austintown native Anthony Napolitan is getting ready to participate in another action sports season.

Published on March 21, 2011


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This 2008 Wiens family photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, shows Dallas Wiens with his daughter Scarlette prior to an electrical accident that disfigured his face. Wiens received a full face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston during the week of March 14, 2011.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom (96), of Switzerland, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Dustin Jeffrey (15) reach for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 21, 2011, in Detroit.

Published on March 21, 2011


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In this Oct. 13, 2010 file photo, Dallas Wiens, 25, speaks during an interview in Fort Worth, Texas. Weins was critically burned in a 2008 high-voltage power line accident and received a full face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, during the week of March 14, 2011.

Published on March 21, 2011


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U.S President Barack Obama talks with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera before their official state dinner at the government palace La Moneda in Santiago, Chile, Monday March 21, 2011. Obama is in Chile as part of a three-country, five-day tour of Latin America.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Steve David, director of site services at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, displays a picture of the nuclear power plant, located near San Luis Obisop, as he discusses the plant's safety in case of an earthquake, during a hearing at the Sacramento, Calif., Monday March 21, 2011. A Senate select committee took testimony from various state agencies, natural gas utilities and the operators of California's nuclear power plants on the state's ability to handle an earthquake and possible tsunami like the one the struck Japan last week. At right is Daniel Hirsch, lecturer in nuclear policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Barry Bonds, right, leaves the federal courthouse after the first day of his trial, Monday, March 21, 2011, in San Francisco.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Houston Astros' Brett Myers winds up for a pitch in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, March 21, 2011 in Kissimmee, Fla. Detroit won 9-1.

Published on March 21, 2011


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In this photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), gray smoke rises from Unit 3 of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 21, 2011. Official says the TEPCO temporarily evacuated its workers from the site. At left is Unit 2 and at right is Unit 4.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Workers repair the railway tracks damaged by the March 11 earthquake in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 21, 2011.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Houston Astros' Tommy Manzella, left, forces out Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 21, 2011 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Published on March 21, 2011


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In this photo taken Friday, March 11, 2011, an aerial view shows vehicles washed away by an earthquake triggered tsunami in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. The country's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Ohio State's Brittany Johnson, right, drives to the basket against Georgia Tech's Alex Montgomery during the first half of a second-round NCAA women's college basketball tournament game Monday, March 21, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, left, watches as Magic's Jameer Nelson (14) puts pressure on Cleveland Cavaliers' Daniel Gibson (1) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 21, 2011, in Cleveland. The Magic won 97-86.

Published on March 21, 2011


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An elderly person who lives in a house about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, is transferred to receive a medical check and will be transferred to a hospital later, in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-destroyed city of Minamisoma, northern Japan Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Search and rescue team members look for survivors at Minamisanrikucho, northeastern Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, after the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit the country’s northeast coast.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson, top, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Manny Harris battle for a loose ball in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 21, 2011, in Cleveland.

Published on March 21, 2011


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In this file photo taken Dec. 18, 2009, Willie Ray, an employee of GM, hoists the last big block V8 engine from the assembly line at the General Motors Powertrain plant in Tonawanda, N.Y. General Motors Co. is halting some production at its Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant because of a slowdown in parts from Japan.

Published on March 21, 2011


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An anti-government protestor shouts slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen, Monday, March 21, 2011. Three Yemeni army commanders, including a top general, defected Monday to the opposition calling for an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule, as army tanks and armored vehicles deployed in support of thousands protesting in the capital. With the defection, it appeared Saleh's support was eroding from every power base in the nation - his own tribe called on him to step down, he fired his entire Cabinet ahead of what one government official said was a planned mass resignation, and his ambassador to the U.N. and human rights minister quit.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Outstanding collection: Girl Scout Troop 370 of Holy Family School, 2731 Center Road, Poland, sponsored a book drive, during which more than 500 gently used books were collected for children at the Warren G. Harding School in Youngstown. Displaying some of the books they rounded up during the drive are, in front, from left, Margaret Faur, Mya Blanco, Emily Testa, Mariah Farragher, Aubrianna McClellan and Audra Pesko, and, in back, Ally Marki, Josie Koback, Ashley Angiolelli, Kirtland Holovatick, Quinn Barton, Braiden Forsyth, Ashley Thompson and Mary Kate Kelty. Also participating in the drive was Alyssa Masternick, who is missing from the picture.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Filling a need: Monsignor Mears Council 3930, Knights of Columbus, from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown, recently donated an American flag and flag stand to the Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, Austintown. Involved in the presentation ceremony were, from left, Ivan Croell, K. of C. member; Kay Lavelle, center program director; Lisa L. Oles, Austintown trustee; Bill Adams, center administrator; and Frank Sofranko, Frank Bennet and John Serenko, K. of C. members.

Published on March 21, 2011


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A Libyan soldier surveys the damage to an administrative building hit by a missile late Sunday, March 20, 2011 in the heart of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, as he is pictured during an organized trip by the Libyan authorities. No casualties were reported.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Winifred Flood holds a photograph of her son, Marine Sgt. Kenneth Flood. Winnie Flood didn’t get to say goodbye to her son in person when he was deployed last month to Afghanistan because the airline she booked to North Carolina wanted an extra $300 to change the date of her flight following her son’s change in deployment dates. Winifred Flood wants the airline to change its policies regarding military parents.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Butler forward Matt Howard shoots the eventual game-winning free throw during the second half of the Southeast Regional third-round NCAA tournament college basketball game against Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Verizon Center in Washington. Butler defeated Pittsburgh 71-70.

Published on March 21, 2011


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In this photo made on Thursday, March 10, 2011, David Warfel, the director for global marketing for the Zippo Manufacturing Co., stands in front of a display for Zippo clothing in their model storefront at the company headquarters in Bradford, Pa. With pressure increasing on folks not to smoke, Zippo Manufacturing Co. is hoping to capitalize on its brand by offering a wider variety of products _ from watches to leisure clothing to cologne _ through kiosks and Zippo-brand specialty stores designed to showcase the durable image reinforced by each distinctive lid "click" of its brass-encased, lifetime-guaranteed lighters.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Tony Bannister (red), 12, of Wauseon, wrestles Stephan Gilbert, 12, of North Canton (green) at the Covelli Center Sunday evening. Bannister won the match.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) dunks on the George Mason Patriots during the third round of the men's NCAA basketball tournament at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, March 20, 2011. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the George Mason Patriots, 98-66.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Ohio State fan Jon "Big Nut" Peters celebrates the Buckeyes' 98-66 win over George Mason in an East regional NCAA college basketball tournament third-round game Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Cleveland. Ohio State advanced to the Sweet 16.

Published on March 21, 2011


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Debbie Haverstock, a math teacher for 36 years at Canfield Village Middle School, is retiring at the end of this school year. She has used her ability to play trumpet and employed other unexpected teaching methods over the years. “I’m as crazy as seven graders,” she said.

Published on March 21, 2011


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George Prvonozac of Warren, prays at the Courthouse Square of Warren for the well-being of the city and region.

Published on March 20, 2011


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George Prvonozac of Warren prays at the Courthouse Square of Warren for the well-being of the city and region.

Published on March 20, 2011


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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Published on March 20, 2011


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George Prvonozac of Warren prays at the Courthouse Square of Warren for the well-being of the city and region.

Published on March 20, 2011


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George Prvonozac of Warren prays at the Courthouse Square of Warren for the well-being of the city and region.

Published on March 20, 2011


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Yusuf Johnson of Cleveland, a Warren native and Harding High School graduate, told an audience at Beulah Baptist Church on the South Side on Sunday about the events that awoke him to the negative images that encourage young blacks to adopt unhealthy lifestyles.

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Even on this morning of Feb 25, 2011, George Prvonozac of Warren and Dan Spithaler of Howland walk through a snow storm and continue their prayers.

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Jason Carter

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Two boys look at a devastated area in Onagawa, northern Japan, Sunday, March 20, 2011, after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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A building damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami stands still in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, March 20, 2011.

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A Libyan soldier surveys the damage to an administrative building hit by a missile late Sunday, March 20, 2011 in the heart of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, as he is pictured during an organized trip by the Libyan authorities. No casualties were reported.

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Rescue workers prepare to carry Jin Abe, 16, to a hospital in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, after he and his grandmother Sumi, 80, were rescued Sunday, March 20, 2011. They were rescued when Jin Abe is able to pull himself out of their flattened two-story home Sunday, nine days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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Demonstrators take part in an anti nuclear protest in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 20, 2011. The protesters gathered to demand the shutdown of Spanish nuclear power stations and to show support for the Japanese people devastated by Friday's earthquake and tsunami it spawned. Banner at bottom reads "No to nuclear power".

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Libyan men celebrates on a destroyed tank belonging to the forces of Moammar Gadhafi in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Sunday, March 20, 2011. The tanks were destroyed earlier by U.S. and allied airstrikes.

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A Yemeni girl reacts during the funeral procession of anti-government protestors killed in Friday's clashes with Yemeni security forces, in Sanaa,Yemen, Sunday, March 20, 2011. The U.S.-backed president of Yemen suffered a devastating political blow on Sunday when his own powerful tribe demanded his resignation, joining religious leaders, young people and the country's traditional opposition in calls for an end to his three decades in power.

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Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, director of the Joint Staff, gives an operational update concerning Libya, at the Pentagon in Washington, Sunday, March 20, 2011.

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President Barack Obama waves before delivering a speech at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Obama arrived in Brazil on Saturday for the start of a three-country, five-day tour of Latin America.

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People rest at an evacuation center at Tome Junior High School in Tome for about 300 evacuees from the tsunami-torn town of Minamisanriku in Tome in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 20, 2011 following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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More than 3,000 Taiwanese people demonstrate against the ongoing construction of the fourth nuclear power plant on the island, Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Taipei, Taiwan. The rally came as Taiwanese were alarmed by neighbor Japan's scramble for control over an ongoing nuclear reactor crisis triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake more than a week ago. Despite the crisis, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has said the construction of the new nuclear power plant will continue. Taiwan is prone to earthquakes like Japan, and a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in central part of the island in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.

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A demonstrator wears gas mask during an anti-nuclear protest in Paris, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Fueled by the nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan following the country's earthquake, demonstrators are demanding that France end its dependence on nuclear power.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Max Lee, 2nd place Speeling Bee winner.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Lauren Ritz of Willow Creek Learning Center accepts 1 rst placein Vindicator Spelling Bee Saturday.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Victoria Jones-Burney , Youngstown Community School and Christopher Clemmens of Sebring McKinley wait to compete in in Vindicator Spelling bee Saturay.

Published on March 19, 2011


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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Max Lee, Canfield Village Middle School speller writes a word on hois arm as Lauren ritz of Willow Creek Learniong Center looks on during final rounds. She won , he placed 2nd inVindicator Spelling bee Saturday.

Published on March 19, 2011


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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Vindicator Spelling bee held Saturday at YSU..

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Vindicator Spelling bee judges from left Rev Lewis Macklin, Leslie Kiskie and Margie Rodriguez Saturay.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Bronx Teague, Akiva Academy speller gets videoed by his father Brian Teague before competing in Vindicator Spelling bee Saturay.

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William D. Lewis The VindicatorMegan Winters, 3rd place winner in Vindicator Spelling Bee.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Lauren Ritz of Willow Creek Learning Center accepts 1 rst place during Vindicator Spelling Bee Saturday.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Max Lee, Canfield Village Middle School speller in background as Lauren ritz of Willow Creek Learning Center spells during final rounds. She won , he placed 2nd inVindicator Spelling bee Saturday.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Lauren Ritz of Willow Creek Learning Center accepts 1 rst place trouphy from spelling bee judge Rev. Lewis Macklin during Vindicator Spelling Bee Saturday.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Spelling bee champs with trophies from left, Max Lee, 2nd place, Lauren Ritz , 1 rst place and Megan Winters, 3rd place.

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Mr. and Mrs. Sam Traino

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Kelly M. Dorman and Kevin M. Kane

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Auction for education: The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its annual basket auction April 3 at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and drawings will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments of beverages and cookies, and a chance at the door prize. Door prizes follow: first, $150; second, $100; and third, $50. The auction will include lottery tickets, special raffles of items more than $25, 50-50 raffles and refreshments. More than 100 gifts will be auctioned off. The profits will go to the chapter’s education fund. Displaying some of the auction items are, from left to right, Mandy Codespote, Susan Shaw, Jackie Fischio and Judy Codespote, president of the Mill Creek Chapter.

Published on March 18, 2011


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Daniel R. Gurtner and Erin A. Dillon

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A place for love: The entire student body at Holy Family Elementary School, 2731 Center Road, Poland, took part in a recent “Service With a Smile” project. Students viewed the project as an act of love and kindness. Place mats they created for residents at Maplecrest Nursing Home in Struthers are displayed by first-graders, at left from back to front, Josie Shorokey, Alaina Scavina, Grace Raymer and Julia Ranno; and in back, Joe Macejko, David Vuksanovich, Joey Carosella, Joey Morrison and Mitch Tofil. First-graders not pictured are Jack Desmond and Christina Maruca. Teacher Maria Valley presented the place mats to Lisa Daprile, nursing home representative.

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Christopher Boyles and Kristen Pauline

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The Rotary Club of Youngstown was updated on the status of its major fundraiser by members of the reverse raffle committee, from left, John Slanina, Bill Petro and Kevin Chiu, committee members; Debbie Esbenshade, chairwoman; and Linda Kostka, committee member.

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Nathaniel Milstead and Jamie Sugar

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Heather L. Ference and Christopher W. Ault

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Fair exchange: The Auxiliary of St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland SE, Warren, received a check for $1,800 following a recent sale of unwanted gold and silver jewelry. The items were taken to Goldman’s in Boardman and exchanged for cash. At the end of the sale Goldman’s presented a check for a percentage of the sales to the auxiliary. Displaying a big symbolic check are, from left, Alice Flask, auxiliary project chairwoman; Laura Hanna, a representative of Goldman’s; and Fran Cunningham, auxiliary president.

Published on March 18, 2011


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The luck of the draw: A highlight of the annual trash and treasure sale today at Austintown Community Church Preschool Childcare Center will be a raffle for a variety of gift-filled baskets. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, where the raffle drawings will begin at 12:45 p.m. Snacks, light luncheon items and beverages will be available for purchase, and proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of developmentally appropriate classroom educational materials.

Published on March 18, 2011


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Aldric Jones

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Michael Jones

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(5) Ja'Meire Brown of Struthers tries to drive into the John Hay defense during their game Thursday night in Canton.

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Terrence Machen Jr.

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Andre Ballinger

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Ohio State coach Jim Tressel speaks at a luncheon sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Monday, March 14, 2011, in Canton, Ohio. Tressel apologized to a room full of fans during his first public speaking engagement since being suspended two games and fined for violating NCAA rules. (AP Photo)

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Carlton Council Jr.

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Lt. Jeffrey Lewis of the Milton Township Police Department created a Facebook account where he posts warrants, photos and information about cases.

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YSU President Dr. Cynthia A. Anderson

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Julianna DeKatch and Randall Malleske

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Jennifer Williams and Benny Ferone

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David M. Sedlacko and Davina N. Noel

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Tony Velez and Lindsay Kish

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In this photo taken March 4, 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle stands behind the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Bradenton, Fla. The Pirates haven't posted a winning record since Barry Bonds carried them in 1992, and their enthusiastic new manager doesn't pretend to have all the answers. Eighteen consecutive losing seasons, 299 losses over the past three years, a major league-low 57 wins in 2010. A major hurdle, indeed, for Clint Hurdle. (AP Photo)

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Kevin Gomes shops in the produce area at Pacifica Farmers Market in Pacifica, Calif, Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. (AP Photo)

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Nate Jacubec and the Struthers Wildcats won the All-American Conference White Tier and the Div. II district tournament at Boardman High. The Wildcats’ season ended last week with a regional semifinal loss to Cleveland John Hay.

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From left, Keith Burnside, Ciara Davis and Maci Musolino show off their winning entries in the stormwater poster contest the city of Struthers sponsored for fourth-graders at Struthers Elementary School. The winners were announced at an assembly Wednesday.

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RAMI DAUD | THE VINDICATOR.Ursuline's Atiim Smith drives to the hoop and goes for two points while being gaurded by Orrville's Jordan Ray.

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Two people in a cab were killed when a police chase of a sport utility vehicle ended in a collision , just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, March16, 2011 at 8th and Sycamore streets, according to Cincinnati police. Officer Mike Flamm with the police traffic unit tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that officers were pursuing the SUV because it had been reported stolen.(AP Photo/The Enquirer, Michael McCarter)

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Danny O’Connell, director of support services at Youngstown State University, is going to the White House reception celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today. O’Connell of Girard is an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He’s proud of his Irish heritage and notes that 22 U.S. presidents were of Irish descent. He also carries Irish coins in his wallet and plans to give one to President Barack Obama, bearing 1961, the president’s birth year.

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Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker and Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti thank Struthers elementary School 4th-graders for their participation in a poster contest to raise awareness of keeping stormwater drains clean. Winners of the contest were announced Wednesday.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Keith Burnside Diara Davis and Mace Musolino all 4th graders at Struthers Elementary show off their first thru third winning posters ...-30-

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FILE - In this May 3, 2006, file photo Pennsylvania Rep. Sam Smith, R-Jefferson, foreground center, is interviewed as House Democrats gather on the stairs in the Capitol rotunda to address the media on proceedings in Harrisburg. Almost every legislature in the country is talking about cutting costs and services because of budget problems. In Pennsylvania, where there has been talk off and on about cutting down the nation's second largest legislature Smith, now House Speaker, is recruiting co-sponsors for a plan to cut the House from 203 members to 153 to trim budgets. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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Kicking off St. Patrick’s Day with the traditional unicorn song are William D. Lewis, right, and Michael Morgan, 6, of Liberty, the son of Jim and Kara Morgan. Lewis, a veteran Vindicator photographer, is part of County Mayo, an Irish band that played Wednesday for customers at Kravitz Deli in Liberty.

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Clifford Scott

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Deanna Scott and Zachary Campbell

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Angela R. Childs and André P. Brooks

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Rachel H. McGowan and Richard L. McCarthy

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This image made available from Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News, shows the damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday March 15, 2011. White smoke billows from the No. 3 unit.

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The Austintown Fire Department brought home its third new fire engine in three years. Assistant Fire Chief Andy Frost III obtained a $500,000 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a 79-foot ladder truck that will operate out of the part-time Raccoon Road station. The township was only responsible for 10 percent of the $500,000.

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Ohio Auditor Dave Yost

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kay Woods

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Rick Stanford, center, stands with friends and family during a candlelight vigil held for his brother, Keith Stanford, who was killed Sept. 15, 2009. The vigil took place on Pineview Avenue just off Glenwood Avenue at the spot of the murder.

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Lori O’Neill of Gun Sensus, an organization whose mission is to “bridge consensus and reduce gun violence,” makes a point with numbers as she addresses an ACTION clergy caucus Tuesday hosted by St. Patrick Church, Youngstown. About 2,405 Americans have been gunned down since the beginning of the year. O’Neill talked about the gun show loop hole.

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Members of ACTION clergy caucus listen to Lori O’Neill of Gun Sensus as she talks about the gun show loop hole. The Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods is a faith-based regional organization of leaders and congregations in the Mahoning Valley who work together against injustice in the community.

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Butler's Matt Howard dunks during the second half of the NCAA college Horizon League conference championship basketball game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Milwaukee. Butler won 59-44.

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The Austintown Fire Department had the Fitch Falcon painted on either side of its brand-new, 79-foot ladder truck. The truck, which was purchased through a $500,000 FEMA grant, will be housed at the Raccoon Road station, which is currently under renovation thanks to another grant — $333,000 — obtained by the department.

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Specialists work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Stocks have closed sharply lower Tuesday as the nuclear crisis in Japan weighed on global markets.

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McDonald's Justin Rota (1) drives to the hoop as Richmond Heights' Tommy Scales goes for the block during a Division IV regional semifinal game Tuesday night in Canton.

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Former Ursuline basketball player Jordan Dubose stands on the sidelines as the Irish practice Monday at Ursuline High School.

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Ursuline senior Jordan Dubose, shown here playing against East in November, 2009, has battled back from bone cancer to serve as an inspiration for this year's district champs.

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Kevin Harris

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Austintown Fire Chief Andy Frost Jr.

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Akron's Darryl Roberts (12) and Alex Abreu (11) hug after Akron won the NCAA college basketball Mid-American Conference championship 66-65 over Kent State in overtime Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Cleveland.

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Akron coach Keith Dambrot waves the net after Akron won the NCAA college Mid-American Conference championship 66-65 over Kent State in overtime Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Cleveland.

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Jodi Kosek, a first-grade teacher at Harding Elementary, high-fives student Savana Cline. Kosek was named Youngstown City Schools’ Teacher of the Year in an award ceremony Monday morning.

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Garry Mrozek, CEO of Hometown Pharmacy Solutions, has a laugh with Struthers Elementary School first-grader Bill Torreance during the start of Hometown Pharmacy’s Healthy Kids Free Vitamin Program.

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Artist Linda Clark of Hubbard recently completed a beach mural scene in the office at Helping Hands Pediatrics in Sharon, Pa. In the window-less work space, Clark created out-the-window views of the ocean and beach and a large mural of a beach scene. She worked around office equipment to do the paintings.

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A two-time Horizon League golfer of the year, YSU junior Samantha Formeck wants to end her final season like she did her first - on top, both in the team and individual conference standings.

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With her paint pallet at hand, Linda Clark selects the right color or mixes colors to achieve the effect she wants to create in a beach scene mural.

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Jerry Smith, Sr.

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Nick Rota (23) and the Division IV McDonald Blue Devils will have the opportunity tonight to attain something that their extremely successful basketball program has yet to achieve when they face Richmond Heights at Canton Fieldhouse: a regional victory.

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Ohio State coach Jim Tressel speaks at a luncheon sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Monday, March 14, 2011, in Canton, Ohio. Tressel apologized to a room full of fans during his first public speaking engagement since being suspended two games and fined for violating NCAA rules.

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Timothy Kolat

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YSU freshman Casey Crozier has gone 7-3 with a 2.39 ERA in 12 games, helping the Penguins get off to an 11-5 start this spring.

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In this image made off Japan's NTV/NNN Japan television footage, smoke ascends from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant's Unit 3 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011. The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked Japan's stricken nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive column of smoke into the air and wounding 11 workers.

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People walk to receive water supply through a street with the rubble Monday March 14, 2011 in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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Workers remove the rubble in the earthquake and flood het area Monday, March 14, 2011 in Kesennuma, northern Japan following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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A Japanese rescue team member walks through the completely leveled village of Saito in northeastern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011. Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as Asia's richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands.

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A fishing boat sits inland in Kesennuma, northern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011 following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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People carry the body of a victim through debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi, northern Japan Tuesday, March 15, 2011 following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in Japan on Monday, March 14, 2011. Authorities are strugging to prevent the catastrophic release of radiation in the area devastated by a tsunami.

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Victims watch Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on TV in a live broadcast at an evacuation center at Kawamata, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday March 15, 2011. In a nationally televised statement, Kan said radiation has spread from the three reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in one of the hardest-hit provinces in Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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Firefighters shift through a devastated area in Kesennuma, northern Japan Tuesday, March 15, 2011 following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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A survivor of the tsunami that swept through his village of Saito, in northeastern Japan, retells the story to a rescue team that arrived to search the area Monday, March 14, 2011. Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as Asia's richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands.

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Residents in Iwaki, northern Japan evacuate after the news of a third explosion at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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Evacuees rest in a shelter in Soma city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's north east coast. On top of the losses of family and friends along with property, evacuees in the area are now faced with the fears of radiation contamination from damaged nuclear facilities near by.

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan addresses the nation through televised press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, March 15, 2011 after a third explosion in four days rocked a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan early Tuesday.

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A Japanese rescue team member walks through the completely leveled village of Saito in northeastern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011. Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as Asia's richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands.

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Boy carries bottles of water amid debris in Kesennuma, northern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011 following Friday's massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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In this March 1, 2010 file photo, the San Onofre nuclear power plant, seen here in north San Diego County, Calif. In an effort to ease local concerns about a possible nuclear disaster on the West Coast, operators of Southern California’s San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear plants say their plants can withstand a higher magnitude earthquake than scientists predict could ever strike the region. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also say harmful levels of radioactivity from Japan are unlikely to reach the United States.

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Struthers Rotary had its annual Four-Way Speech Contest recently. Students presented 4-to-6-minute speeches about how Rotary’s Four-Way Test applies in everyday relationships. The test is made up of four questions: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Students from Mrs. Dundee’s speech class at Struthers High School who participated were Sarah Walker, Cody Bova and Marc Whitmore. Bova won first place in a close vote. Each participant was awarded a cash prize from the Rotary. From left to right are Tom Baringer, speech contest chairman; Walker, Bova and Whitmore; Jean Dundee, speech teacher, and Bryan Higgins, Rotary president.

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Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard continued this year to help children with cancer when the school participated in the Math-a-Thon for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This year the school raised $1,162. The school has participated in the Math-a-Thon for more than 20 years and raised more than $46,000 for the hospital. The top three fundraisers this year are, from left to right, Marie Bond, second place; Alexa Lindholm, first place; and Corrine Lehman, third place.

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Students in the eighth-grade class at St. Patrick School in Hubbard were the winners of a “Pennies for Pasta” campaign recently at the school. The class raised $412.68 to be donated to the National Leukemia Foundation. A total of $686.78 was raised for the foundation at the school during the fundraiser. Displaying symbolic pennies are the campaign winners, from left, in front, Justin Oaks, Josh Fernandez, Josh DiTimosso, Matt Baytosh and Katie Conlan, and in back, Bobby Dulay, Lexi Pennick, Miriam Denis, Emily Manion and Gabby Hosack.

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Remembering others: The Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network will sponsor its annual charity auction, titled “Valley Memories,” on March 26 at the Fifth Season Banquet Center, 1400 N. Canfield Niles Road, Mineral Ridge, where doors will open at 6 p.m. Items for basket, silent and live auctions have been donated by area residents and businesses. Take II will entertain. For tickets ($42.50), call the network at 330-788-9755. Proceeds help to fund the network’s caregiver education series, research program, family support groups, telephone information line and public awareness events. Above, from left to right, are Dorothy Leone, Dorothy Barto, Carmela Guy and Mary Kay Kollat.

Published on March 11, 2011


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Brad Meehan and Angie Smith

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A.J. Thompson and Jennifer Pomaro

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David J. Belton and Arkeila D. DuVal

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Sean Melnik and Melanie Sparks

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Nicole Hernandez and Timothy Lockso

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Looking forward to attending the Cattle Baron’s Ball, where they will be honored, are, from left, Dr. Antoine Chahine, Pat Butto, Dr. Sudershan Garg, Dr. Eledath Krishnan and Annette Camacci. Butto and Camacci are cancer survivors, and the doctors are oncologists at the Blood and Cancer Center in Canfield.

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Madeline Graziano and Andrew Brockway, both seventh-grade students at Holy Family School in Poland, achieved the top honors at the school’s 2011 science fair.

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South Side resident Tyrone Chatman

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"YOU DO GET A SENSE OF IT NOW IF YOU GO THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND SEE WHERE ALL THE VACANT HOMES ARE. I REMEMBER CLEARLY A TIME WHEN THERE WERE NO VACANT HOMES.” - Sylvester D. Patton Jr., South Side resident

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Lowellville's Rachel Durbin pushes past Shadyside's Karli Bonar (22) and Sarah Neavin (32).

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A group of death penalty opponents stand outside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility before the execution of Johnnie Baston, Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Lucasville, Ohio. Baston was the first person to be executed in the United States with a single dose of pentobarbital.

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In this March 13, 2010 photo provided by General Motors Co. (then) Vice Chariman and CFO Chris Liddell attends the New York International Auto Show in New York. General Motors Co. said Thursday, March 10, 2011, Liddell will step down as of April 1.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. John Born

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Steven Russ, 17, a junior on East High School's Destination Imagination team finishes at fleece blanket which will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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Mik'Quan Dorsey evades the defense of St. Ignatius as he times a jump shot, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Solon High School.

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Unusual patterns are highlighted as light from a window flows through a finished window pane that Dru Marchese of Poland decorated with shards of mirror glass. Marchese, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, will display her work Saturday as part of an MS Awareness Month art show and auction in Akron.

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Breaking perfectly good mirrors into pieces with a claw hammer, Dru Marchese creates shards for the glass jigsaw puzzle she glues onto window panes.

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Dru Marchese carefully places one of the broken mirror pieces onto a window pane.

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TO SEE HOW MUCH EVERYTHING IS GOING DOWN IS DISTURBING. I THINK IT’S PART OF WHAT’S CAUSING THE CRIME AND VIOLENCE.” - Tyrone Chatman, South Side resident.

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Specialist Christopher Culhane works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, March 10, 2011.

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n this file photo taken March 2, 2011, the iPad 2 is shown at an Apple event after the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The new iPad model hitting stores Friday, March 11, comes with several improvements but the same price tag as the original version, hobbling efforts by rivals at breaking Apple Inc.’s hold on the emerging market for tablet computers.

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Libyan women, some holding pre-Gadhafi flags chant during a protest to demand the resignation of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the implementation of a no-fly zone, in Benghazi, eastern Libya, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

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Connecticut 's Kemba Walker drives the ball upcourt during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.

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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2011, file photo shows car owner Rick Hendrick, left, and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. talking on pit road prior to the start of the Budweiser Shootout NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, gestures as he speaks to supporters and the media in Tripoli, Libya Thursday, March 10, 2011. Seif al-Islam vowed to retake the eastern half of the country, which has been in the opposition's hands since early on in the 3-week-old uprising.

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Saudi Shiite protesters chant slogans during a protest in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, March 10, 2011. Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms. A witness in the eastern city of Qatif says gunfire and stun grenades were fired at several hundred protesters marching in the city streets Thursday. The witness, speaking on condition of anonymity because he feared government reprisal, said police in the area opened fire. The witness saw at least one protester injured. The small white signs in Arabic read: No more forgotten.".

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In this March 13, 2010 photo provided by General Motors Co. (then) Vice Chariman and CFO Chris Liddell attends the New York International Auto Show in New York. General Motors Co. said Thursday, March 10, 2011, Liddell will step down as of April 1.

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Samira Hussein, center, of Montgomery County , Md., and other audience members listen to testimony at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, on 'the extent of the radicalization' of American Muslims, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

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Members of the House Homeland Security Committee listen to testimony during a hearing on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

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Wayne Kerns

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County Mayo

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Sharon Gonzalez, Vascular Lab Technician at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, conducts a carotid ultrasound on Linda Pollack, Monday, January 24, 2011. Gonzalez used a Sonix Touch Ultrasound system and a grey scale imaging screen with zooming capabilities.

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Jim Courim, left, training coordinator at Severstal Warren, and Becky Kemp, a consultant with the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, spoke Wednesday at the Trumbull Country Club during a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber event. Kemp will operate MAGNET’s new office, which opened in the Chamber’s Warren location. Kemp cited the organization’s work with Severstal Warren as an example of MAGNET’s plans for assisting companies in the Mahoning Valley.

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Fitch High School junior Paul O’Connor lines up a drill press to make holes for a mounting bracket in the control arm of the school’s robot. Assisting are club adviser Mike Gillman, right, and freshman Zack While.

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Hope House Visitation Center in Youngstown provides neutral ground for court-ordered visitation of children between parents and their children who are in foster care, as well as parents who are divorced.

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Jeremy Brown, 12, mother Maryann Brown, both of Homeworth, and friend, Parker Zamarelli, of Salem stand along Market Street during the 2009 Mahoning Valley St. Patrick's Day Parade. "Its really cool," said Zamarelli who said he hadn't been the the parade since he was much younger as he dawned an frog costume recently worn in a school production.

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The Red Hackle Pipe and Drum Corp, from Cleveland, Ohio, marches along Market Street during the 2009 Mahoning Valley St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Carole Bopp, Hope House Visitation Center executive director, sits at a lady bug table. Lady bugs are the theme in one of the Center’s visitation rooms and are scattered throughout the facility, which in Fiscal Year 2010 provided services for 136 children, 155 adults and 177 families.

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Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, sits next to E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University president, during a news conference Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State suspended Tressel for two games and fined him $250,000 for violating NCAA rules by failing to notify the school about information he received involving two players and questionable activities involving Buckeye memorabilia. Tressel also will receive a public reprimand and must make a public apology.

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Nurse Rowena Lamont holds the foot of a three-day-old premature baby, born at 6 months, at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.

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Poland's Jerry Lawman is fouled on the way to the hoop by Streetsboro's Edward Julian Wednesday night at Boardman High School.

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This abandoned house in Youngstown is on Avondale Avenue. Youngstown’s population declined by 18.4 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city had the largest decline of any of the state’s largest 25 cities between 2000 and 2010.

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Libyan women protest to demand the resignation of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and for a no-fly zone during a demonstration in Benghazi, eastern Libya, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.

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In a Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, file photo, James O'Keefe attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. A National Public Radio executive blasts the tea party movement as "racist" and "xenophobic" and says NPR would be better off without federal funding in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday, March 8, 2011, by O'Keefe.

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This 2008 file photo provided by National Public Radio shows Vivian Schiller. NPR says CEO Vivian Schiller resigns in aftermath of fundraiser's remarks on hidden video.

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Ryan Hollins (5) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks' Jon Brockman (40) while going up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Milwaukee.

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Adam Everett flips over San Diego Padres' Aaron Cunningham after a force out at second, but fails to make the double play during the fifth inning a spring training baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, March 9, 2011. San Diego Padres' Anthony Rizzo was safe at first.

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4-way winner: The Rotary Club of Austintown had its annual 4-Way Speech contest at a recent meeting. The event offers students the opportunity to apply the guiding principles of the Rotary Club to everyday concerns and events, emphasizing fair play and the benefit of all parties concerned. Stacey Pauline, a Fitch Junior, took first place with a speech about false identities, and junior Marie Bishop spoke about bullying and took second place. Pauline will compete at North Canton on March 19 in district competition representing Austintown. Above are runner-up Bishop and winner Pauline.

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Parade-goers reach for trinkets as the Knights of Revelry toss beads to parade-goers gathered along Government Street in Mobile, Ala., as Mardi Gras comes to a conclusion along the Gulf Coast Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011.

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Ohio State coach Jim Tressel talks with members of the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Allan Mosher previews his dramatic recitation of the Gospel of Mark to clergy involved in an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. From left in front are the Rev. David Joachim, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian; the Rev. Zeke Coughlin and the Rev. Mary Vidmar of St. James, and back, the Rev. Kelly Marshall, rector, and the Rev. John Wigle, both of St. James, and the Rev. Ash Welch, co-pastor of Boardman United Methodist Church.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers the State of the State address Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010 file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has returned to campus and a news conference has been called for Tuesday night, March 8, 2011, signs that coach Tressel's job might be in jeopardy after a report that he did not tell his superiors that he was aware of potential NCAA violations involving star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and others.

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Campbell Memorial’s Dwaylon Letlo (13) drives to the basket as Mark Noble of Manchester defends during Tuesday’s Division III district semifinal at Salem High School. Campbell won 49-45.

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Struthers’ Marissa Hird, left, goes to the hoop against Mentor Lake Catholic’s Cheyenne Koubeck during the Division II regional semifi nal on Tuesday night.

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Jason Fantone

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Specialist John Urbanowicz, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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Charles Colvin speaks about gun violence in Youngstown during a Vindy-sponsored event at the Love Lounge on March 8.

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Students at Poland Seminary High School board their school buses after their 3:03 p.m. dismissal from classes.

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Ryan Hollins (5) dunks on Golden State Warriors' Al Thornton (23) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Cleveland.

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Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi arrives at a hotel to give television interviews in Tripoli, Libya Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

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House Minority Leader Armond Budish delivers the Democrat's response to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Baron Davis (85) defends Golden State Warriors' Acie Law in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Cleveland.

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Men from Bangladesh, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, wait in line for food in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border, in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, Tuesday March 8, 2011. The 20,000-capacity transit camp for thousands of migrant workers who have fled the fighting in Libya in the past two weeks is about seven kilometers (four miles) from the Libyan border and is expanding with each day of crisis in Libya.

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Senate Minority Leader Capri Cafaro delivers the Democrat's response to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Protesters fill the rotunda at the Ohio Statehouse following Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Republican Sen. Shannon Jones, right, testifies before house members on a committee regarding Senate Bill 5 Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Karen Fitzpatrick, left, and Bill Collins protest Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. Fitzpatrick , a retired engineer and Collins, a small businessman, are from Cincinnati. Gov. John Kasich, a Republican elected in November, has supported a host of bold ideas for fixing the state's economy _ including restricting union bargaining rights for 350,000 police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public sector workers.

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Protesters fill the rotunda at the Ohio Statehouse following Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.

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YSU sophomore pitcher Kevin McCulloh

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Children’s author Shelley Pearsall visited Monday with eighth-graders at Volney Rogers Middle School in Youngstown. The students talked with the writer about her book of historical fiction, “Crooked River,” which they read in school. They also learned about the art and craft of writing.

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Lyon Boulevard, a county road in Poland Township, is riddled with potholes. The Mahoning County Engineer’s Office plans to improve the road this summer.

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In a March 2, 2011 photo, French singer Yoland Sirard dances with a costumed dancer during one of the performances in the show, "Moonshine Follies" at Resorts Casino Hotel, in Atlantic City, N.J. This year Atlantic City is reaching back to the past to bring back stage shows as a way to drtaw more customers as it struggles with competition all around it.

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US Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks during a joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, unseen, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March, 7, 2011. Gates said that both the U.S. and Afghan governments agree the American military should remain involved in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 end of combat operations to help train and advise Afghan forces.

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Giuliana Ricchiuti, 4, gets an eyeful at Skedaddles Indoor Playground on Market Street. Giuliana inspired her mom, Dini Ricchiuti, to open Skedaddles.

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Drivers on Walker Mill Road in Boardman Township slow to a crawl as they maneuver to avoid hitting potholes.

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Libyan rebels who are part of the forces against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi ride on an armed truck near Ras Lanuf, eastern Libya, Monday, March 7, 2011.

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YSU sophomore pitcher Kevin McCulloh has been one of the bright spots on a pitching staff that has struggled through the first nine games.

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Charlie Sneek, 4, of Boardman, crawls into a bubble and hangs out at Skedaddles Indoor Playground, which opened on Market Street Monday.

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A woman walks her dog on Lyon Boulevard. The Poland Township road is riddled with potholes, and the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office plans to improve the road this summer.

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YSU's Casey Crozier

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YSU's Bojana Dimitrov takes a shot during a game against Green Bay on Jan. 3.

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YSU's Brandi Brown looks for a shot during a game against Valparaiso on Jan. 14.

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Children’s author Shelley Pearsall visited Monday with eighth-graders at Volney Rogers Middle School in Youngstown. The students talked with the writer about her book of historical fiction, “Crooked River,” which they read in school. They also learned about the art and craft of writing.

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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a Presidential Lecture Series sponsored by The Family Leader, Monday, March 7, 2011, in Pella, Iowa.

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Lowellville’s Anthony Alfano (24) and Dean Donatelli (42) defend against McDonald’s Nick Rota (23) during Monday’s game in Struthers.

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Cardinal Mooney's Kevin McGuire (5) attempts a shot against the defense of Struthers' Ja'Meire Brown (5) during Northeast Division II Sectionals, Monday, March 7, 2011 at Boardman High School.

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Struthers' Katelyn Ardale (11) heads down court as Jenn Bjelac (14) plays defense Monday night in Struthers.

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Struthers’ Jake Jacubec blocks an attempt by Mooney’s Ryan Farragher (14) during Monday’s tournament game.

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Cathy Lewis, right, and daughter Krista Lewis, second right, from Clear Mountain Church in Williamsburg, Ohio exits John Boehner's district office in West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio Monday, March 7, 2011 after talking with staff about defunding Planned Parenthood. Seven members of the D.C.-based Operation Rescue/Insurrecta Nex rallied in front of Boehner's office to ask the Speaker of the House to defund Planned Parenthood in the upcoming continuing resolution.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich holds up paperwork signifying that American Greetings Corp., with 2,000 employees, will remain in northeast Ohio, at the company's headquarters in Brooklyn, Ohio on Monday, March 7, 2011. With Kasich are Mark Kvamme, Ohio's Development Director, left, and Morry Weiss, Chairman of American Greetings.

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Krista Lewis, left, and Cathy Lewis from Clear Mountain Church in Williamsburg, Ohio protest the federal funding of Planned Parenthood Monday, March 7, 2011 in front of John Boehner's district office in West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio. Seven members of the D.C.-based Operation Rescue/Insurrecta Nex rallied in front of Boehner's office to ask the Speaker of the House to defund Planned Parenthood in the upcoming continuing resolution.

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Stefanie Wise and Brent Villella

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Stephen D. Kline and Caroline L. Thickel

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Nick Hawkins and Kelsey Brooks

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Rebecca Chavis and Sean Lysowski

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John Martin and Anna DeJulio

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Chet Cooper and Gina Diana

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Ohio State's Jon Diebler celebrates after Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 93-65 in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Ohio State guard Samantha Prahalis, center, shoots between Penn State's Zhaque Gray, left, and Mia Nickson in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship in the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Ohio State defeated Penn State 84-70. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Ohio State's Sarah Schulze, left, Jantel Lavender, and Brittany Johnson, right, hold the championship trophy after Ohio State defeated Penn State 84-70 in an NCAA college basketball game, winning the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth , left, arrives for football labor negotiations, Friday, March 4, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, center, accompanied by NFLPA spokesman with George Atallah, left, leave after football labor negotiations in Washington Friday, March 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses while speaking with the media after football labor negotiations, Friday, March 4, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Stranded foreign workers, who fled Libya after the uprising against Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, pass time playing cards by their baggage while waiting for Egyptian entry permission at the Egyptian terminal of the Egyptian Libyan border crossing of Salloum, Egypt Sunday, March 6, 2011. The U.S. and its allies should plan for a no-fly zone over Libya and consider bombing the country's airports and runways, but they should take no action unless there is an international agreement, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Zhang Ping, right, director of the National Development and Reform Commission, speaks during a press conference on a five-year development plan in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Sunday, March 6, 2011. China's government is promising an economic overhaul that would raise the status of consumers and entrepreneurs but has given no sign how it will tackle its politically volatile reforms. At left is Xu Xianping, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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D'Andre Damous checks out a menu at the cafe - Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is a corner cafe that one would see in New York. New Seasonings at Chapters is operated by Everlife Worship Center from the Eastside of Youngstown and offers everything from coffee to salads soups and sandwiches.

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Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is a corner cafe that one would see in New York. New Seasonings at Chapters is operated by Everlife Worship Center from the Eastside of Youngstown and offers everything from coffee to salads soups and sandwiches.

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In this March 4, 2011 photo, Peter Purinton puts a check valve tap into a maple tree in Huntington, Vt. The device was developed by maple researchers at the University of Vermont as a means of extending the six-week sugaring season. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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Inside the Newport Branch of the Youngstown Public Library is a corner café that one might see in New York City. New Seasonings at Chapters is operated by the Everlife Worship Center on Youngstown’s East Side. The café offers everything from coffee to salads, soups and sandwiches.

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The lobby of the Eagles Nest Lodge at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna features comfortable furniture and a large flat-screen television in front of the check-in desk. However, federal budget cuts could bring construction of additional new lodging at the air base to a halt.

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Dave Blaney

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Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is a corner cafe that one would see in New York. New Seasonings at Chapters is operated by Everlife Worship Center from the Eastside of Youngstown and offers everything from coffee to salads soups and sandwiches.

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In this March 4, 2011 photo, a Check Valve Adapter is seen with a bottle of maple syrup in East Montpelier, Vt. The device was developed by maple researchers at the University of Vermont as a means of extending the six-week sugaring season. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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mmm good as Jackovia Dialey 7 Gariyon Dialey 11 and Laquintin Dialey 9 eye a cinnamon role --- Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is a corner cafe that one would see in New York. New Seasonings at Chapters is operated by Everlife Worship Center from the Eastside of Youngstown and offers everything from coffee to salads soups and sandwiches.

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** ADVANCE FOR USE 12:01 A.M. EST MONDAY MARCH 7 ** FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011 file photo, specialist Donald Civitanova, left, talks with trader Jonathan Corpina as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. This week is the second anniversary of the bull market that followed the financial meltdown. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is in its fastest climb since the Great Depression, doubling since the market bottomed on March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,file)

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2010 file photo, Carrie Larson, front, watches from her family's garage roof with friends as floodwaters rise around her house in Owatonna, south of St. Paul, Minn. The National Weather Service says conditions are ripe in 2011 for moderate to severe flooding along the upper Mississippi River from its headwaters near St. Paul, which has a 95 percent chance of flooding, to St. Louis. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, David Joles, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT.

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Sandra Robinson cooks all the food by hand putting her own personal touch to every item --Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is a corner cafe that one would see in New York. New Seasonings at Chapters is operated by Everlife Worship Center from the Eastside of Youngstown and offers everything from coffee to salads soups and sandwiches.

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A new entrance to the mess hall next to new housing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station is under construction.

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From left, Rayen Early College math students, Jah-Nice Berry and Jordan Rawl, both seventh-graders, and Carlos Hall, a sixth-grader, play a math game called Challenge 24.

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Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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The observation that history repeats itself is illustrated by how events and circumstances have come full circle in the century since the Mahoning County Courthouse was built and opened..ÒWe owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to the leaders, both in the public and private sectors, who, a century ago, demonstrated vision and resolve to complete this courthouse amid economic uncertainty,Ó said William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society..Lawson was speaking at a Friday ceremony, during which hundreds of people gathered on all floors of the courthouse rotunda to mark the centennial of the March 6, 1911, opening of the building..

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Joe Schiavoni and Margaret Potts

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Nicole Henrich and Tod Lavanty

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Ross L. Morrone and Stephanie R. Pridon

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dice

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Participating in an awards ceremony during a recent meeting of Argus Lodge 545 were, from left, John Martin, Greg Anstrom, Robert Chambers, Bill Britton, Carmen Pompeii and Richard Percic.

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Melany Nobbs and Brian Suchora

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Lance Gross and Kristie Culp

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Michael Narducci and Mimi Karsh

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Dan Houck and Meghan Witmer

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Isabella LaMont, 2, daughter of Ronda and Keith LaMont of Lowellville, plays princess dress-up with her dog Gotti. Photo submitted by Cindy Perry of Lowellville.

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Hailing from Poland are buddies Hannah Lavelle, left, Minhy Man and Christian Compton.

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Tony and Jason Gonzalez of Hubbard take a break from playing with Kimmy, who has watched over them since they were babies.

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Nihera Antelman, 15, holds Rascal Flatts, and her brother Asael, 9, holds Saty Sue. They were visiting their grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August when their sister Natiya, 18, took this picture. They are the children of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass. Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, their aunt, submitted the photo.

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Veronica Cionni hangs out with Robby, a retired Boardman police dog who has been her best friend since she was born. She is the daughter of Brian and Krissie Cionni of Poland.

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Nihera Antelman, 15, plays with Rascall Flatts during a visit with her grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. She is the daughter of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass. Her sister, Natiya, 18, took the picture, and her aunt, Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, submitted it.

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You know they're definitely going to get a colorful story out of this one! Here are Bam Bam and Fallon James, son of Ryan and Ashley James of Westlake, Ohio. Grandparents are Randy Horvath and Joanne James, both of North Jackson; and great-grandparents are Bob and Evelyn Horvath of Austintown and Tom and Marge Rochford of North Lima.

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5-year-old Yashar Antelman is playing with Rascal Flatts while visiting his grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. His sister Natiya, 18, took this picture, and his aunt, Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, submitted it. He is the son of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass.

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Jimmy Putko, 19 months, loves hanging out or playing with Jack! He is the son of Jim and Casey Putko of Boardman.

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AJ Holtzman, 2 1/2 years old, likes to take his dog Nino along for car rides. And Nino likes to ride on AJ's lap! His parents are Allen and Melinda Holtzman of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Poland.

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Hailing from Poland are buddies Hannah Lavelle, left, Minhy Man and Christian Compton.

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Who says Dobermans are mean? This was taken 20 years ago by Betty Estes of Girard, whose two sons, Rick and Tony Estes, are getting kissed by their dog, Tara. Betty also submitted the photo.

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Eight-week-old Samuel James Jackson relaxes with the family dog, Moose. Parents are Sam and Lisa Jackson of Poland, who submitted the photo.

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Giving her kitty, Bella Butt my Darling, a little help with her smile is Grace Katherine, daughter of Bethany Paulin of New Middletown.

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Asael Antelman, 9-year-old son of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass., was playing with Saty Sue when he and his family were visiting his grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. His sister Natiya, 18, took this picture, and his aunt, Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, submitted it.

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Jimmy Putko, 19 months, loves hanging out or playing with Jack! He is the son of Jim and Casey Putko of Boardman.

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Tony and Jason Gonzalez of Hubbard take a break from playing with Kimmy, who has watched over them since they were babies.

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Grace Katherine, daughter of Bethany Paulin of New Middletown, proudly shows off her bunny, Alice.

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Asael Antelman, 9-year-old son of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass., was playing with Babe when his sister Natiya, 18, took this picture. He and his family were visiting his grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, his aunt, submitted the photo.

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Jimmy Putko, 19 months, loves hanging out or playing with Jack! He is the son of Jim and Casey Putko of Boardman.

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Best friends often share clothes, right? Here are best friends Madalyn Trell, 9, and Reggie Trell, who is 1. Photo sent in by Mike Trell.

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The Antelman siblings, Nihera, 15, Asael, 9, and Yashar, 5, are showering lots of attention on Rascal Flatts. Their sister Natiya, 18, took this picture while their family was visiting their grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, their aunt, submitted the photo.

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Nuhal Antelman,11-year-old son of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass., was playing with Rascal Flatts when his sister Natiya, 18, took this picture. He and his family were visiting his grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, his aunt, submitted the photo.

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5-year-old Yashar Antelman is playing with Rascal Flatts while visiting his grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. His sister Natiya, 18, took this picture, and his aunt, Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, submitted it. He is the son of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass.

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Jimmy Putko, 19 months, loves hanging out or playing with Jack! He is the son of Jim and Casey Putko of Boardman.

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AJ Holtzman, 2 1/2 years old, likes to take his dog Nino along for car rides. And Nino likes to ride on AJ's lap! His parents are Allen and Melinda Holtzman of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Poland.

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Jimmy Lipjanic, 3, became immediate best friends with Diesel, his pet rescue dog from Animal Charity. Here they are, riding home to Boardman. Jimmy's parents are Jim and Candace Lipjanic, and Candace sent in the photo.

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Dhani Romack and her best friend, Bella, get ready to take a nap. They're both from Youngstown.

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Michalea and Bella Roberts of Bowie, Md., enjoy some summer weather while relaxing in the pool. They are the granddaughter and "granddog" of Thomas and Joanne Roberts of Canfield.

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It looks like Zackary Hull, 4, of Poland and Jobe are about to take a cat nap!

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Samuel Pacora, son of Sam and Sherri Pacora of Girard, has a seat with Jazz while visiting his Jackie Cannatti in Poland, who is Samuel's aunt.

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Alexa Marco, 13, relaxes on the floor with her Australian Shepherd, Angus. They live in Boardman. Photo taken and submitted by Alexa's mom, Paula.

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Karen Hum sent in this photo of her niece Jayli Wilt. She had told Jayli while they were outside playing in the snow not to throw the snowballs at her because Karen had her camera. With two huge snowballs in her hands, Jayli then turned her attention to Karen's dog, Lucy.

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Michalea and Bella Roberts of Bowie, Md., share a sweet moment. They are the granddaughter and "granddog" of Thomas and Joanne Roberts of Canfield.

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Sierra Banks, 13, of Columbus, Ohio, shows nothing but love for Koda, his Labrador. Photo taken and submitted by Sierra's grandma, Lenore Banks of Boardman.

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It looks like Nuhal Antelman, 11, is trying to get Rascal Flatts to jump through hoops, doesn't it? He is the son of Barbara Kausits of Brighton, Mass. He and his family were visiting his grandmother, Nancy Kausits of Youngstown, last August. His sister Natiya, 18, took the picture, and his aunt, Autumn Kausits of Youngstown, submitted it.

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Do you think they see eye-to-eye on a lot of things? Samuel Pacora, son of Sam and Sherri Pacora of Girard, enjoys some unseasonably warm weather with Mel while visiting Jackie Cannatti in Poland, who is Samuel's aunt.

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Elaine Eickhoff of Youngstown submitted this photo.

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Jacob Turk of Hermitage, Pa., plays with Hershey, a 2-year-old Chocolate Labrador at Linden Point. Hershey loves to catch the snowballs that Jacob throws for her. Hershey is owned by Emilia Clune of Hermitage, who sent in the photo.

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Brelyn Bower of Austintown relaxes with her dog Trinity. They're both 5 1/2 years old. Brelyn is the daughter of Brandon and Jackie Bower, who sent in the photo.

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Justin Bish, 3 1/2 years old, is trying to get his new puppy, Sparky, to face the camera so his grandma, Pam Filo of Hubbard, can snap the picture.

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Gina Lariccia of Poland sent in this photo of her two greyhounds who were waiting for a warmer day to come along so they could go outside.

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Gordon Sonntog of East Liverpool is playing with Sadie, who belongs to his gandparents, Randall and Debra Sonntog of Wellsville. Gordon is 3 years old, and Sadie was 3 months old.

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Lynnette Holland of Girard submitted this photo of her goldendoodle Jaxon, who is sharing his pool with his cousin Marissa Wilson.

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Finn O'Hara of Hubbard plays with Scout, a Labrador puppy.

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It looks as if Finn O'Hara of Hubbard and Scout, a Labrador puppy, are sharing a joke while they play.

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Finn O'Hara of Hubbard plays with Scout, a Labrador puppy.

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Mary Rose Nordquist sent this picture of her grandson, A.J. Maloney, with his dog, (her "grandpuppy") Wembley, an English bulldog. A.J. was 18 months old when the photo was snapped by his mom, Jenn Maloney of Boardman.

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Jaxon, a goldendoodle who belongs to Lynnette Holland of Girard, doesn't think he's too big to be a lap dog as he relaxes with his cousin Marissa Wilson. Photo submitted by Lynnette Holland.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Allstate Public Warehouse and Storage - on North Ave in Youngstown is a historic building transformed into a storage facility that rents out space to other businesses for their overflow equipment and supplies... Ó--30-..

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Mal Culp, supervisor of facilities and operations at the Austintown Local school district.

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YSU's Brandi Brown gets past UIC's Cree Nix during first half action Thursday.

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In this March 1, 2011 photo, TSA lead officer Terri Spann recruits workers at a job fair in SeaTac, Wash. The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering hopes that companies will hire more this year.

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James Kopan

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Curry talks with Fitch High School senior Joe Soriana during practice for statewide competition today in Toledo.

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The former engineering building, above, at Delphi Packard Electric will be demolished along with a manufacturing building at the company’s North River Road facilities in Howland.

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Liberty's Bianca Rozenbland (34) plays defense as Rebekah Zets (24) tries to drive to the hoop during their game Thursday night in Austintown.

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Sherry Froelich discusses the condition of Webb Road in front of her home with Austintown Township Trustee Jim Davis.

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Stuthers' Hannah Dubec (13) is trapped by Maura Bobby (30) during their game Thursday night in Austintown.

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Austintown Superintendent Vince Colaluca

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Ray Novotny, Mill Creek MetroParks naturalist, speaks to Volney Rogers Middle School gifted students on the school’s namesake and the park district’s founder, Volney Rogers.

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Joe Curry has been an assistant coach for Fitch High School’s speech and debate team for 30 years. He will be inducted into the Ohio High School Speech League Hall of Fame in Toledo today.

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The Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez brings the heat against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game Tuesday in Goodyear, Ariz.

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RG Steel, a newly formed subsidiary of The Renco Group, purchased the Severstal steel mill in Warren. Renco lost the mill in bankruptcy five years ago.

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Charles Hudson

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Eric Schlosser

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A worker from Carney-McNicholas Inc., a moving company in Austintown, unloads a fi ling cabinet from one of many semi trucks used to deliver the former Delphi Corp. furniture. It will take more than 40 truckloads to deliver all 4,500 pieces of furniture to Austintown.

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Carolyn Faucette, a member of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown, is coordinator of activities for National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.

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Like many other restaurant owners, Nick Petrella of The Boulevard Tavern in Youngstown is gearing up for the Lenten season. The Boulevard Tavern will serve fish dinners on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent.

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Mal Culp, supervisor of facilities and operations for the Austintown school district, surveys a stash of furniture at Fitch High School purchased from Delphi Corp. at a public auction. The desks, tables and chairs will be swapped with existing furniture and used in new buildings to be finished in 2013.

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Salem’s Anthony Shivers (44) tries to keep Struthers’ Adam Ryczaj (40) from scoring during their Division II tournament basketball game Wednesday at Boardman. The Wildcats defeated the Quakers, 65-46.

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Cardinal Mooney’s Kevin McGuire (5) scores over Crestwood’s Clay Walters (23) during a Division II tournament basketball game Wednesday at Boardman High School. The Cardinals held on to defeat the Red Devils, 61-55.

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Youngstown Charter Chapter of ABWA presented a scholarship at its Feb. 15 meeting. In the back row, from left, are Treasurer Mary Ann Rushton; President Cathy Pokrivnak; Secretary Sue Morell; Patti Mika; scholarship winner Katelyn Gould; her mother, Mary Gould; and Patti Coogan. In the front row, from left, are June Balint, Jean Backman and Mary Lou Lewis. Members not pictured are Vice President Beth Stanko and Peg Broadwater.

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Stacey M. Cleland and Michael R. Pesce

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Maria A. Wright and Mark G. Ceraolo

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Penguin Kenya Middlebrooks collides with Detroit Titan Yar Shayok during a shot attempt.

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Dominion East Ohio workers and safety officials hustle to locate and shut off gas valves Tuesday afternoon on Hitchcock Road in Boardman.

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In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, a worker does a final inspection of a truck on the Volvo assembly line at the plant in Dublin, Va. U.S. manufacturers expanded at the fastest pace in nearly 7 years last month, a sign that factories are still leading the economic recovery. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore takes batting practice at the baseball team's spring training facility Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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Youngstown State's forward Vytas Sulskis (#44) runs into Valparaiso Crusaders forward Kevin Van Wijk (#55) during the game Tuesday night at the Athletics and Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana as the Valparaiso Crusaders hosted the Horizon League Tournament against Youngstown State.

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Gas was disrupted to 90 homes Tuesday afternoon when a subcontractor for Dominion East Ohio hit a pipe with a backhoe and caused a leak. Service was returned to those homes Tuesday evening.

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Eva Sullivan chats with students during class Tuesday. The literary circles students participate in spark more interest in reading, Poland teachers have found.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Harry Meshel

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Columbiana's Nick MacMillan is blocked by Sebring's Zack Jackson and Dakota Wagner.

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator YSU's #32 Tierra Jones looks to pass around WSU's Molly fox during 1 rst half action 1-20-2011 in Youngstown.

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Brandy Schneider

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Jerry Slocum addresses the media during Youngstown State’s preseason press conference. Despite a 20-loss season, Slocum will be retained for the final year of his contract by the university.

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Frances Turnage, left, Marilyn Moore and Peggy Campbell were among about 200 United Auto Workers members from the General Motors Lordstown complex who traveled to Columbus on Tuesday to protest proposed changes to the state's collective-bargaining laws. Senate Bill 5 would limit bargaining for state and local public workers throughout Ohio.

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Jessica Weetman, 12, looks through her copy of “Freak the Mighty,” by Rodman Philbrick during a literature circle Tuesday afternoon. Students say they like having the option to choose what they read in class.

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Youngstown Christian's Anthony Walker guards Leetonias Nick Altomare.

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At McKinley Elementary in Poland, Eva Sullivan’s sixth-grade students meet in groups where they are given a choice of what to read and discuss among peers. Sullivan said the practice increases the number of books students read each year.

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Words to the wise: In a continuing effort to assist students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners, Struthers Rotary recently presented dictionaries to fourth-grade students at Campbell Elementary School. Annette Tovarnak, front row left, joins members of her class as they display the gift books they received from Rotary members, from left, Dan Becker, Tom Baringer, Alice Cashbaugh, Mike Evanson and Bryan Higgins.

Published on March 1, 2011


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