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

YSU's Bojana Dimitrov takes a shot during a game against ...

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


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

YSU's Brandi Brown looks for a shot during a game ...

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


YSU sophomore pitcher Kevin McCulloh

YSU sophomore pitcher Kevin McCulloh

YSU sophomore pitcher Kevin McCulloh


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

Charlie Sneek, 4, of Boardman, crawls into a bubble and ...

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


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

Drivers on Walker Mill Road in Boardman Township slow to ...

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


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.

A woman walks her dog on Lyon Boulevard. The Poland ...

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.


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.

Lyon Boulevard, a county road in Poland Township, is riddled ...

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.


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.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks during a joint press ...

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 ...


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.

Children’s author Shelley Pearsall visited Monday with eighth-graders at Volney ...

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 ...


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.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a Presidential Lecture ...

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.


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

YSU sophomore pitcher Kevin McCulloh has been one of the ...

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


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.

In a March 2, 2011 photo, French singer Yoland Sirard ...

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 ...


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

Giuliana Ricchiuti, 4, gets an eyeful at Skedaddles Indoor Playground ...

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


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.

Libyan rebels who are part of the forces against Libyan ...

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.


YSU's Casey Crozier

YSU's Casey Crozier

YSU's Casey Crozier


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.

Children’s author Shelley Pearsall visited Monday with eighth-graders at Volney ...

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 ...


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.

Cardinal Mooney's Kevin McGuire (5) attempts a shot against the ...

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.


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

Struthers' Katelyn Ardale (11) heads down court as Jenn Bjelac ...

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


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

Struthers’ Jake Jacubec blocks an attempt by Mooney’s Ryan Farragher ...

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


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

Lowellville’s Anthony Alfano (24) and Dean Donatelli (42) defend against ...

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


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.

Cathy Lewis, right, and daughter Krista Lewis, second right, from ...

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 ...


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.

Krista Lewis, left, and Cathy Lewis from Clear Mountain Church ...

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, ...


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.

Ohio Governor John Kasich holds up paperwork signifying that American ...

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 ...


Stephen D. Kline and Caroline L. Thickel

Stephen D. Kline and Caroline L. Thickel

Stephen D. Kline and Caroline L. Thickel


Chet Cooper and Gina Diana

Chet Cooper and Gina Diana

Chet Cooper and Gina Diana


John Martin and Anna DeJulio

John Martin and Anna DeJulio

John Martin and Anna DeJulio


Nick Hawkins and Kelsey Brooks

Nick Hawkins and Kelsey Brooks

Nick Hawkins and Kelsey Brooks


Rebecca Chavis and Sean Lysowski

Rebecca Chavis and Sean Lysowski

Rebecca Chavis and Sean Lysowski


Stefanie Wise and Brent Villella

Stefanie Wise and Brent Villella

Stefanie Wise and Brent Villella


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)

Ohio State's Jon Diebler celebrates after Ohio State defeated Wisconsin ...

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)


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)

Ohio State's Sarah Schulze, left, Jantel Lavender, and Brittany Johnson, ...

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, ...


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)

Ohio State guard Samantha Prahalis, center, shoots between Penn State's ...

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 ...


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

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth , left, arrives for football ...

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


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)

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, center, accompanied by NFLPA spokesman ...

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)


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

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses while speaking with the media ...

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


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.

D'Andre Damous checks out a menu at the cafe - ...

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 ...


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)

In this March 4, 2011 photo, Peter Purinton puts a ...

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 ...


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.

Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is ...

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 ...


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)

Zhang Ping, right, director of the National Development and Reform ...

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 ...


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)

Stranded foreign workers, who fled Libya after the uprising against ...

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 ...


Dave Blaney

Dave Blaney

Dave Blaney


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.

Inside the Newport Branch of the Youngstown Public Library is ...

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 ...


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.

The lobby of the Eagles Nest Lodge at the Youngstown ...

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 ...


** 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)

** ADVANCE FOR USE 12:01 A.M. EST MONDAY MARCH 7 ...

** 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 ...


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.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2010 file photo, Carrie ...

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 ...


 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.

Sandra Robinson cooks all the food by hand putting her ...

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 ...


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.

mmm good as Jackovia Dialey 7 Gariyon Dialey 11 and ...

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 ...


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.

Inside the Newport Branch of the Younstown Public Library is ...

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 ...


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)

In this March 4, 2011 photo, a Check Valve Adapter ...

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 ...


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

Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

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


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

A new entrance to the mess hall next to new ...

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


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.

From left, Rayen Early College math students, Jah-Nice Berry and ...

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.