Photos for May 17, 2011

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Water from the Mississippi River roars through the Old River Control Structure towards the Atchafalaya Basin in Concordia Parish, La., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The structure's gates were opened to help relieve rising floodwaters from the Mississippi.

Water from the Mississippi River roars through the Old River ...

Water from the Mississippi River roars through the Old River Control Structure towards the Atchafalaya Basin in Concordia Parish, La., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The structure's gates were opened to help relieve rising floodwaters from ...


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets students and staff at Trinity College Dublin, Tuesday May 17, 2011. The Queen set foot on Irish soil at the start of a historic state visit which will herald a new era in relations between Britain and the Republic. Politicians on both side of the Irish Sea have described the four-day event as momentous.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets students and staff at Trinity ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets students and staff at Trinity College Dublin, Tuesday May 17, 2011. The Queen set foot on Irish soil at the start of a historic state visit which will herald a ...


Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera bunts during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The bunt advanced teammate Michael Brantley to third base.

Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera bunts during the first inning of ...

Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera bunts during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The bunt advanced teammate Michael Brantley to third base.


John Foty of Foty’s Lawn Service mows grass on Iowa Street in Girard on Tuesday. The rainy weather has slowed his business, forcing him to cut 50 to 60 fewer lawns a week.

John Foty of Foty’s Lawn Service mows grass on Iowa ...

John Foty of Foty’s Lawn Service mows grass on Iowa Street in Girard on Tuesday. The rainy weather has slowed his business, forcing him to cut 50 to 60 fewer lawns a week.


The Rev. Phillip Shealey

The Rev. Phillip Shealey

The Rev. Phillip Shealey


Ray Mashorda, owner of Mashorda’s County Gardens in Austintown.

Ray Mashorda, owner of Mashorda’s County Gardens in Austintown.

Ray Mashorda, owner of Mashorda’s County Gardens in Austintown.


Kelaya Banks, a sixth-grader at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown, holds a copy of author Jaime Adoff’s book “Jimi and Me.” Adoff was visiting with students as part of Right to Read Week.

Kelaya Banks, a sixth-grader at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown, ...

Kelaya Banks, a sixth-grader at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown, holds a copy of author Jaime Adoff’s book “Jimi and Me.” Adoff was visiting with students as part of Right to Read Week.


Sean Fitzpatrick works with the plants at Mashorda’s County Gardens in Austintown, where wet weather slowed business during a normally busy season.

Sean Fitzpatrick works with the plants at Mashorda’s County Gardens ...

Sean Fitzpatrick works with the plants at Mashorda’s County Gardens in Austintown, where wet weather slowed business during a normally busy season.


Brian Hennessy, president of Titan LED.

Brian Hennessy, president of Titan LED.

Brian Hennessy, president of Titan LED.


A view of the natural visuals of Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield. New general manager Paul Otto hopes to use the aesthetics of the course, as well as its interesting layout, to draw in more customers and expand the game of golf.

A view of the natural visuals of Kennsington Golf Club ...

A view of the natural visuals of Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield. New general manager Paul Otto hopes to use the aesthetics of the course, as well as its interesting layout, to draw in more ...


Mal Culp, Austintown schools supervisor of facilities and operations, stands outside two classroom trailers to be installed on school grounds. The trailers will house the libraries and computer labs for Frank Ohl Intermediate and Watson Elementary schools for the next two years while new buildings are constructed.

Mal Culp, Austintown schools supervisor of facilities and operations, stands ...

Mal Culp, Austintown schools supervisor of facilities and operations, stands outside two classroom trailers to be installed on school grounds. The trailers will house the libraries and computer labs for Frank Ohl Intermediate and Watson ...


Paul Otto stands in front of a statue at the entrance of Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield. Otto, the third 
general manager of the course in as many years, has been around golf since he was eight — 50 years ago.

Paul Otto stands in front of a statue at the ...

Paul Otto stands in front of a statue at the entrance of Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield. Otto, the third general manager of the course in as many years, has been around golf since he ...


Temple Grandin greets guests at the reception before her Tuesday night speech at a sold-out Stambaugh Auditorium. The animal scientist and author talked about her career in the livestock industry, her life with autism and other topics.

Temple Grandin greets guests at the reception before her Tuesday ...

Temple Grandin greets guests at the reception before her Tuesday night speech at a sold-out Stambaugh Auditorium. The animal scientist and author talked about her career in the livestock industry, her life with autism and ...


Author Jaime Adoff visits with students at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown on Tuesday as part of Right to Read Week. Sixth-grade students are reading Adoff’s book, “Jimi and Me,” recipient of the 2006 Coretta Scott King/​John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.

Author Jaime Adoff visits with students at Wilson Middle School ...

Author Jaime Adoff visits with students at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown on Tuesday as part of Right to Read Week. Sixth-grade students are reading Adoff’s book, “Jimi and Me,” recipient of the 2006 Coretta ...


Pokrivnak

Pokrivnak

Pokrivnak


Girl Scouts of Troop 80344, McDonald, show off their individual certificates after receiving the Silver Level President’s Volunteer Service Award for community service.

Girl Scouts of Troop 80344, McDonald, show off their individual ...

Girl Scouts of Troop 80344, McDonald, show off their individual certificates after receiving the Silver Level President’s Volunteer Service Award for community service.