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

At the Horizon League track & field competition, Aaron Hartsough ...

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


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.

Lisa White sent in this photo of wakeboarder Jake Tharp, ...

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.


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!

Barbara Cua of Berlin Center sent in this colorful photo ...

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!


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Lana Van Auker of Canfield sent in this majestic shot ...

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


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

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

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


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

Gavin and Anderson Ward, both from Canfield, play at Fellows ...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Aaron Hartsough competed in the Horizon League Indoor Track & ...

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


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

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

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


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.

A very snowy winter here in the Valley should make ...

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.


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.

Lisha Sanders of Youngstown sent in this photo of her ...

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.


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.

Lorraine Snyder of Canfield, who submitted this photo, uses this ...

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.


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

After seeing so much snow, it's time for some warm ...

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


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

Lana Van Auker of Canfield sent in this photo of ...

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


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."

While waiting for the arrival of spring, Pete Dumas of ...

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."


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

Crocuses — a sure sign of spring! Photo taken in ...

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


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.

Gloria Neely-Tucker sent in this photo after taking her daughter ...

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 ...


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.

Amanda Fire of Canfield sent in this photo of her ...

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 ...


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.

Riley Sweder of Columbus proudly shows off her own garden-grown ...

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.


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

Timmy Kerr, 4, of Poland, plays with his computer while ...

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


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

McKenna Sweeney, 6, takes a break at her first soccer ...

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


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.

Jackson Spin, 2, of Boardman, enjoyed the neighbor's tulips on ...

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.


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

Morgan Rolley of Austintown enjoys some lovely flowers at Fellows ...

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


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

Riley Sweder of Columbus catches the big one! Photo taken ...

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


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

Grace Katherine Paulin, daughter of Bethany Paulin of New Middletown, ...

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


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

Diane Brookbank submitted this photo of her granddaughter Jaelyn Brookbank. ...

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


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.

Here are spring flowers in front of St. Patrick School ...

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.


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.

Jessica Dworak of New Middletown submitted this photo of her ...

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 ...


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

Tulips at Kraynak's Nursery in Hermitage, Pa., make a lovely ...

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


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."

While waiting for the arrival of spring, Pete Dumas of ...

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."


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.

It doesn't matter to Alexis Kemble if March ever goes ...

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, ...


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.

Here are spring flowers in front of St. Patrick School ...

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.


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."

Tricia Hodson of Windham, Ohio, sent in this photo from ...

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."


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.

Grace Katherine Paulin, daughter of Bethany Paulin of New Middletown, ...

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.


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.

Rotarians from six area clubs traveled to Columbus for the ...

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 ...


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.

Andrew Hazy of Mrs. Bond’s kindergarten class at St. Patrick ...

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.


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.

Timmy Kerr, 4, and Kayla Kerr, 14, play the Wii ...

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.


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

Madison Wright, 2, of Salem, picks flowers in her great-grandfather ...

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


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.

Jia Li Dugan, left, and Nicollete Leonard of Mrs. Bond's ...

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.


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.

Connie Spin of Boardman sent in this photo of her ...

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.


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

Is Sahara the cat busy looking for that darn groundhog? ...

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


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.

Jordan Downie, 12, of Poland took this photo of geese ...

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 ...


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.

Lana Van Auker of Canfield sent in this photo of ...

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.


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

Sahara might be springing through the snow ... photo submitted ...

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


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.

Jennifer Downie of Poland says she is looking forward to ...

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.


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

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

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


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

Terrance Esarco sent in this vibrant photo of a bee ...

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


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

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

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


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.

Louis Gordon was 2 when this picture of him getting ...

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, ...


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

Grandma Judy snapped this shot of her grandson, Bryan, donning ...

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


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

Nancy Fawcett of Canfield sent in this photo of her ...

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


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.

Dennis Vitt of Poland sent this picture of his grandson, ...

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 ...


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."

Barbara Kukla of Boardman sent us this picture of her ...

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 ...


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.

Cooper Wilson, 5, cooks with his "Papa," James Cardelein, as ...

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.


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!

Ever since "American Graffiti," Vietta Lee DuPonty of Austintown had ...

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 ...


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!"

John Cruz of Boardman says his son, Jadon Emmanuel Cruz, ...

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!"


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.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Parker, right, takes the final shot as ...

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, ...


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.

Connecticut's Kemba Walker boards a bus on campus bound for ...

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.


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.

Washington Nationals hed to the clubhouse as practice is halted ...

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 ...


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.

Workers cover the field as Washington Nationals practice is halted ...

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.


 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.

Virginia Commonwealth University's guard Joey Rodriguez answers questions during a ...

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 ...


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.

Protestors gather in the rotunda at the Ohio statehouse after ...

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 ...


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Bob Seger

Bob Seger

Bob Seger


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.

Youngstown firefighter Joe Caraballo joined more than 400 protesters Wednesday ...

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 ...


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

Connie Hathorn, superintendent of Youngstown city schools, presents his plan ...

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


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.

Ursuline’s Khiree Gregory soars over Mooney’s Danny Reese during the ...

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.


Robert Dennick Joki

Robert Dennick Joki

Robert Dennick Joki


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.

Defense lawyer Anthony Meranto, left, speaks to his client Michael ...

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 ...


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.

Kassidy Vath, center, works with Sean McGuire, of Mahoning County ...

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 ...


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.

Virginia Commonwealth's Joey Rodriguez reacts during the second half at ...

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.


Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman


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.

Roosevelt Cooper, right, holds a crayfish, while Holly Burnett-Hanley, coordinator ...

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 ...


Murder victim Devail Fleeton

Murder victim Devail Fleeton

Murder victim Devail Fleeton


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

Glen Williams, executive director of One Step to Life, shows ...

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 ...


Roger Jones, chairman of Fireline’s board of directors

Roger Jones, chairman of Fireline’s board of directors

Roger Jones, chairman of Fireline’s board of directors


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.

Youngstown State sophomore tailback Allen Jones runs a drill during ...

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.


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

The cast of “Fat Pig” at the Oakland includes (standing) ...

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