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Jerry Jones and his sons, Eric, 14, left, and Austin, 10, will have a team at this weekend’s Relay For Life of Boardman. Jerry and Eric plan to walk all 24 hours of the Relay For Life.

Jerry Jones and his sons, Eric, 14, left, and Austin, ...

Jerry Jones and his sons, Eric, 14, left, and Austin, 10, will have a team at this weekend’s Relay For Life of Boardman. Jerry and Eric plan to walk all 24 hours of the Relay ...


Cleveland Indians base runner Orlando Cabrera is picked off second by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Elliot Johnson in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland on Thursday,  May 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Cleveland Indians base runner Orlando Cabrera is picked off second ...

Cleveland Indians base runner Orlando Cabrera is picked off second by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Elliot Johnson in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland on Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Amy ...


Roger and Gloria Jones, for whom the Oh Wow! children’s center is named, talk Thursday morning about their contribution to and interest in the facility at 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

Roger and Gloria Jones, for whom the Oh Wow! children’s ...

Roger and Gloria Jones, for whom the Oh Wow! children’s center is named, talk Thursday morning about their contribution to and interest in the facility at 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown.


Bianca Severino and Mark Saraceno check out their reflections in a mirror at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman during a Special Needs Prom. About 150 attended the dance Thursday night.

Bianca Severino and Mark Saraceno check out their reflections in ...

Bianca Severino and Mark Saraceno check out their reflections in a mirror at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman during a Special Needs Prom. About 150 attended the dance Thursday night.


Maria Alexander, 7, a first-grader at Campbell Elementary School, takes a turn in the cockpit of a biplane at the opening Thursday of Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.

Maria Alexander, 7, a first-grader at Campbell Elementary School, takes ...

Maria Alexander, 7, a first-grader at Campbell Elementary School, takes a turn in the cockpit of a biplane at the opening Thursday of Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & ...


Austin Jones, 10, holds up the trophy his father, Jerry Jones, received for walking all 24 hours of the 2010 Relay For Life of Boardman. Last year, Jerry, then 46, set the record for the oldest person to complete the entire event in Boardman.

Austin Jones, 10, holds up the trophy his father, Jerry ...

Austin Jones, 10, holds up the trophy his father, Jerry Jones, received for walking all 24 hours of the 2010 Relay For Life of Boardman. Last year, Jerry, then 46, set the record for the ...


Children’s book illustrator Jenny Campbell of Chagrin Falls introduces Ollie, a King Charles cavalier spaniel, to students at Struthers Elementary School. They were there Thursday as part of a literacy program, along with author Sandra Philipson, who writes about her spaniels.

Children’s book illustrator Jenny Campbell of Chagrin Falls introduces Ollie, ...

Children’s book illustrator Jenny Campbell of Chagrin Falls introduces Ollie, a King Charles cavalier spaniel, to students at Struthers Elementary School. They were there Thursday as part of a literacy program, along with author Sandra ...


John Venglarcik M.D.

John Venglarcik M.D.

John Venglarcik M.D.


Canfi eld’s Emma Lunney heads towards the finish line as the Cardinals won the event. Unfortunately, a torrential rain and lightning forced the cancellation of the annual event, and many other high school sports events in the area. The AAC Red track and field meet, and the Inter Tri-County League Tier One track and field meet will not be rescheduled. The many baseball and softball tournament games scheduled for Thursday are rescheduled for today — provided Mother Nature doesn’t interfere again.

Canfi eld’s Emma Lunney heads towards the finish line as ...

Canfi eld’s Emma Lunney heads towards the finish line as the Cardinals won the event. Unfortunately, a torrential rain and lightning forced the cancellation of the annual event, and many other high school sports events ...


Canfield’s Nicole Tiberio hands off to Kaylee Kilbert during the girls 4x800-meter relay at the All-American Conference Red Tier track and field meet at Poland High School on Thursday.Unfortunately, a torrential rain and lightning forced the cancellation of the annual event, and many other high school sports events in the area. The AAC Red track and fi eld meet, and the Inter Tri-County League Tier One track and field meet will not be rescheduled. The many baseball and softball tournament games scheduled for Thursday are rescheduled for today — provided Mother Nature doesn’t interfere again.

Canfield’s Nicole Tiberio hands off to Kaylee Kilbert during the ...

Canfield’s Nicole Tiberio hands off to Kaylee Kilbert during the girls 4x800-meter relay at the All-American Conference Red Tier track and field meet at Poland High School on Thursday.Unfortunately, a torrential rain and lightning forced ...


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To mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, three dogwood trees were planted near the Paul Pogany Pavilion in Austintown Township Park. Celebrating our planet and working together to complete the down-to-earth project were, from left, Samantha, Jim and Nathan, from No Limits and Ginnetti Center, alternative day habilitation programs offered by Turning Point Residential Inc. The group will continue to work with Joyce Gottron, park supervisor, and her staff on more park beautification projects throughout the year.

To mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, three dogwood trees ...

To mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, three dogwood trees were planted near the Paul Pogany Pavilion in Austintown Township Park. Celebrating our planet and working together to complete the down-to-earth project were, from left, ...


Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore, left,  slides safely into second base in the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Cleveland.  Sizemore jammed his right knee, not the one he had season-ending microfracture surgery on in 2010, while sliding into second base in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay, the Indians' 14th straight win at home. After being checked, he stayed in the game. However, the three-time All-Star had knee soreness on Wednesday, so the Indians' medical staff decided to have him undergo an MRI.

Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore, left, slides safely into ...

Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore, left, slides safely into second base in the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Cleveland. Sizemore jammed his right ...


Houses and property along the Mississippi River near Tunica, Miss., are flooded by the Mississippi River, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.  Gov. Haley Barbour and other officials took an aerial trip along the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries to view the spreading damage from the flood waters.

Houses and property along the Mississippi River near Tunica, Miss., ...

Houses and property along the Mississippi River near Tunica, Miss., are flooded by the Mississippi River, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Gov. Haley Barbour and other officials took an aerial trip along the Mississippi River and ...


Paige Saunders, 15, a ninth-grader in Joe Slifka’s physical science class at Liberty High School, reacts to the performance of  “Lola,” the nickname of the team’s balloon-powered race car, Wednesday. The goal of the project was for students to see the practical side of Newton’s laws of motion. Students designed and built cars powered by air in a balloon.

Paige Saunders, 15, a ninth-grader in Joe Slifka’s physical science ...

Paige Saunders, 15, a ninth-grader in Joe Slifka’s physical science class at Liberty High School, reacts to the performance of “Lola,” the nickname of the team’s balloon-powered race car, Wednesday. The goal of the project ...


Chaney High School students Janaiah Spearman, left, as the Fairy Godmother, and Kaitlyn Cook as Cinderella rehearse a scene from “Cinderella” Wednesday at the school. Friday evening’s performance will be the final traditional theatrical production at the school.

Chaney High School students Janaiah Spearman, left, as the Fairy ...

Chaney High School students Janaiah Spearman, left, as the Fairy Godmother, and Kaitlyn Cook as Cinderella rehearse a scene from “Cinderella” Wednesday at the school. Friday evening’s performance will be the final traditional theatrical production ...


Miles Dunlap of McDonald High School clears a hurdle on his way to winning the boys 110-meter hurdles event during the Inter Tri-County League Tier 2 track meet Wednesday at Western Reserve High School in Berlin.

Miles Dunlap of McDonald High School clears a hurdle on ...

Miles Dunlap of McDonald High School clears a hurdle on his way to winning the boys 110-meter hurdles event during the Inter Tri-County League Tier 2 track meet Wednesday at Western Reserve High School in ...


George Tablack, a multiterm Mahoning County auditor, received a letter Monday informing him his contract as county administrator will not be renewed after it expires Sunday.

George Tablack, a multiterm Mahoning County auditor, received a letter ...

George Tablack, a multiterm Mahoning County auditor, received a letter Monday informing him his contract as county administrator will not be renewed after it expires Sunday.


Ashley Moore carries the baton for Lowellville in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay race during the ITCL Tier 2 track meet Wednesday. The Lowellville girls took home second place in the overall team competition.

Ashley Moore carries the baton for Lowellville in the girls’ ...

Ashley Moore carries the baton for Lowellville in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay race during the ITCL Tier 2 track meet Wednesday. The Lowellville girls took home second place in the overall team competition.


Kindergartner Laura Lanterman enjoys her pizza at the party.

Kindergartner Laura Lanterman enjoys her pizza at the party.

Kindergartner Laura Lanterman enjoys her pizza at the party.


Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti

Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti

Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti


Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton, left, slides safely into home plate as Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana is late with the tag in the fourth inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Cleveland. Upton scored on a fielders choice by John Jaso.

Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton, left, slides safely into home ...

Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton, left, slides safely into home plate as Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana is late with the tag in the fourth inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in ...


Jim Ferraro, WRTA director.

Jim Ferraro, WRTA director.

Jim Ferraro, WRTA director.


Scrappy, the mascot for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers minor-league baseball team, plays with kindergartner Jessica Hentzel who pulled his tail. The 23 students in Robin Speece’s class at Austintown’s Lloyd Elementary School earned a pizza party Wednesday with the mascot for reading 1,684 books since January.

Scrappy, the mascot for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers minor-league baseball ...

Scrappy, the mascot for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers minor-league baseball team, plays with kindergartner Jessica Hentzel who pulled his tail. The 23 students in Robin Speece’s class at Austintown’s Lloyd Elementary School earned a pizza ...


In this April 27, 2011 photo, a jobs hiring sign is posted at Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream store in Mountain View, Calif. Companies in March advertised the most jobs since the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, a sign that hiring is likely to remain healthy in the months ahead.

In this April 27, 2011 photo, a jobs hiring sign ...

In this April 27, 2011 photo, a jobs hiring sign is posted at Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream store in Mountain View, Calif. Companies in March advertised the most jobs since the peak of ...


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Miles Dunlap of McDonald High School won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, anchored the first-place winning 4x100 relay team, and was named the meet’s boys MVP.

Miles Dunlap of McDonald High School won the 100- and ...

Miles Dunlap of McDonald High School won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, anchored the first-place winning 4x100 relay team, and was named the meet’s boys MVP.


Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake.

Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake.

Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake.


The Windseeker is Cedar Point’s newest ride.

The Windseeker is Cedar Point’s newest ride.

The Windseeker is Cedar Point’s newest ride.


Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park and Water World.

Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park and Water World.

Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park and Water World.


Dan Dickten

Dan Dickten

Dan Dickten


Dinosaur’s Alive at King's Island.

Dinosaur’s Alive at King's Island.

Dinosaur’s Alive at King's Island.