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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.

Dominion East Ohio workers and safety officials hustle to locate ...

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


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)

In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, a worker does a ...

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 ...


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)

Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore takes batting practice at the ...

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)


Harry Meshel

Harry Meshel

Harry Meshel


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

Eva Sullivan chats with students during class Tuesday. The literary ...

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


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


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.

Youngstown State's forward Vytas Sulskis (#44) runs into Valparaiso Crusaders ...

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 ...


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

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

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


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.

Gas was disrupted to 90 homes Tuesday afternoon when a ...

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.


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.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator YSU's #32 Tierra Jones looks ...

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.


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.

At McKinley Elementary in Poland, Eva Sullivan’s sixth-grade students meet ...

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 ...


Brandy Schneider

Brandy Schneider

Brandy Schneider


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.

Frances Turnage, left, Marilyn Moore and Peggy Campbell were among ...

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 ...


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.

Jessica Weetman, 12, looks through her copy of “Freak the ...

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.


Youngstown Christian's Anthony Walker guards Leetonias Nick Altomare.

Youngstown Christian's Anthony Walker guards Leetonias Nick Altomare.

Youngstown Christian's Anthony Walker guards Leetonias Nick Altomare.


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.

Jerry Slocum addresses the media during Youngstown State’s preseason press ...

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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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.

Words to the wise: In a continuing effort to assist ...

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 ...