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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.

Nurse Rowena Lamont holds the foot of a three-day-old premature ...

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.


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

Poland's Jerry Lawman is fouled on the way to the ...

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


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

The Red Hackle Pipe and Drum Corp, from Cleveland, Ohio, ...

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


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.

Sharon Gonzalez, Vascular Lab Technician at The Valley Hospital in ...

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 ...


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.

Hope House Visitation Center in Youngstown provides neutral ground for ...

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.


County Mayo

County Mayo

County Mayo


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.

Jim Courim, left, training coordinator at Severstal Warren, and Becky ...

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 ...


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.

Fitch High School junior Paul O’Connor lines up a drill ...

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 ...


Wayne Kerns

Wayne Kerns

Wayne Kerns


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.

This abandoned house in Youngstown is on Avondale Avenue. Youngstown’s ...

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 ...


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.

Jeremy Brown, 12, mother Maryann Brown, both of Homeworth, and ...

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 ...


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.

Carole Bopp, Hope House Visitation Center executive director, sits at ...

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 ...


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.

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, sits next to ...

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 ...


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.

Libyan women protest to demand the resignation of Libyan leader ...

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.


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.

This 2008 file photo provided by National Public Radio shows ...

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.


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.

In a Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, file photo, James O'Keefe ...

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" ...


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.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Adam Everett flips over San Diego Padres' ...

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 ...


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.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Ryan Hollins (5) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks' ...

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.


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.

4-way winner: The Rotary Club of Austintown had its annual ...

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 ...


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.

Parade-goers reach for trinkets as the Knights of Revelry toss ...

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.