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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.

Roz Gadd of Youngstown leads story time at the fifth ...

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.


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.

Sean Hiramatsu, 10, of Japan interacts with a classmate at ...

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 ...


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.

Pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad protester, flashes V sign as she ...

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 ...


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.

Tennessee guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen (40) is guarded by Ohio State ...

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 ...


Marquell McLane

Marquell McLane

Marquell McLane


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

Daelyn McGuiere,3, of Youngstown visits with Mother Goose played by ...

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


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

Financial planner Patrick Dougherty, left, works with Luchia and William ...

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


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.

Shirlene and Sidney Hill, mother and stepfather of murder victim ...

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.


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.

Youngstown State’s third baseman Samantha Snodgrass (6) looks to first ...

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 ...


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

Youngstown State quarterback Kurt Hess during the team’s first spring ...

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


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.

William, left, and Luchia Kingsley, pictured at the office of ...

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.


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.

Mariam Jamal Ismail, front right, and Randa Elzouzary, center, both ...

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 ...


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.

Butler's Ronald Nored (5) jumps into the arms of teammate ...

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 ...


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.

Sean Hiramatsu, 10, of Tokyo enjoys spending time with his ...

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 ...


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

Liberty Tax Service marketing manager Troy Green feeds his dog, ...

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