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A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.

A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.

A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.


A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.

A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.

A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.


A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.

A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.

A tornado passes through Newton Falls Monday night.


A spiraling cloud formation was spotted just before 9 p.m. along state Route 169 in Niles.

A spiraling cloud formation was spotted just before 9 p.m. ...

A spiraling cloud formation was spotted just before 9 p.m. along state Route 169 in Niles.


A spiraling cloud formation was spotted just before 9 p.m. along state Route 169 in Niles.

A spiraling cloud formation was spotted just before 9 p.m. ...

A spiraling cloud formation was spotted just before 9 p.m. along state Route 169 in Niles.


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Jacob Castner

Jacob Castner

Jacob Castner


A vintage gas pump displays gas for 25 cents a gallon, which was the price back in 1919, when many cars weren’t on the road, there wasn’t a lot of gas around, and there wasn’t a great demand for it, according to a news.yahoo.com story that detailed the price of gas in this country from that year until today.

A vintage gas pump displays gas for 25 cents a ...

A vintage gas pump displays gas for 25 cents a gallon, which was the price back in 1919, when many cars weren’t on the road, there wasn’t a lot of gas around, and there wasn’t ...


This vintage Pennzoil gas pump is among some 50 collected by J.P. Marsh and displayed at Coalburg Garage.

This vintage Pennzoil gas pump is among some 50 collected ...

This vintage Pennzoil gas pump is among some 50 collected by J.P. Marsh and displayed at Coalburg Garage.


Williamson Elementary School fifth grader Angelo Rosado hugs his mom, Keyshla Rivera, Monday morning during a tribute to mothers at the school.

Williamson Elementary School fifth grader Angelo Rosado hugs his mom, ...

Williamson Elementary School fifth grader Angelo Rosado hugs his mom, Keyshla Rivera, Monday morning during a tribute to mothers at the school.


Katie Marsh, daughter of J.P. Marsh, talks about her pioneering grandmother, Marie Barrett Marsh, who served in the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. She gave a tour of Coalburg Garage, a Hubbard Township gas station built by her father and filled with vintage automotive collectibles. It also features an aviation room.

Katie Marsh, daughter of J.P. Marsh, talks about her pioneering ...

Katie Marsh, daughter of J.P. Marsh, talks about her pioneering grandmother, Marie Barrett Marsh, who served in the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. She gave a tour of Coalburg Garage, a Hubbard ...


Inside the station is a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, which is surrounded by historic gas pumps and other car-related memorabilia, including traffic lights and a motor-ignition tester.

Inside the station is a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, which is ...

Inside the station is a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, which is surrounded by historic gas pumps and other car-related memorabilia, including traffic lights and a motor-ignition tester.


In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and his wife, Maria Shriver, look on during the funeral service of Maria's father, Sargent Shriver, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Potomac, Md. The power-couple's marriage has collapsed amid revelations that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with their live-in housekeeper 14 years ago but hid the truth from his wife.

In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, actor and former ...

In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and his wife, Maria Shriver, look on during the funeral service of Maria's father, Sargent Shriver, at Our Lady of ...


Williamson Elementary School kindergarten students Dream Jones and Elijah Lamar sing during a program Monday at the school. The ceremony, which celebrated mothers, was sponsored by the English as a Second Language program.

Williamson Elementary School kindergarten students Dream Jones and Elijah Lamar ...

Williamson Elementary School kindergarten students Dream Jones and Elijah Lamar sing during a program Monday at the school. The ceremony, which celebrated mothers, was sponsored by the English as a Second Language program.


Jevonta Predergast, from left, and Ne’Ahra Page, kindergarten students at Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown, sing during a tribute to mothers Monday at the school.

Jevonta Predergast, from left, and Ne’Ahra Page, kindergarten students at ...

Jevonta Predergast, from left, and Ne’Ahra Page, kindergarten students at Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown, sing during a tribute to mothers Monday at the school.


Ashley Cruz, a second grader at Williamson Elementary School, hugs her mom, Elizabeth Cruz, during a program celebrating mothers at the school on Monday.

Ashley Cruz, a second grader at Williamson Elementary School, hugs ...

Ashley Cruz, a second grader at Williamson Elementary School, hugs her mom, Elizabeth Cruz, during a program celebrating mothers at the school on Monday.


A first-place finish in the boys 100-meter dash at Saturday’s Division II district track meet in Salem earned Jermayne Brooks of Struthers, left, a trip to the regional meet this week in Ravenna. Brooks also will compete in the 200-meter dash and on the 4x100 and 4x200-relay teams.

A first-place finish in the boys 100-meter dash at Saturday’s ...

A first-place finish in the boys 100-meter dash at Saturday’s Division II district track meet in Salem earned Jermayne Brooks of Struthers, left, a trip to the regional meet this week in Ravenna. Brooks also ...


Go Go Cabaret manager Sebastian Rucci addresses visiting Judge Thomas P. Curran during a court hearing Monday. Judge Curran ruled against the defense’s motion to dismiss most of the charges in a case against Rucci and four other defendants who are all charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering, perjury and two counts each of promoting prostitution.

Go Go Cabaret manager Sebastian Rucci addresses visiting Judge Thomas ...

Go Go Cabaret manager Sebastian Rucci addresses visiting Judge Thomas P. Curran during a court hearing Monday. Judge Curran ruled against the defense’s motion to dismiss most of the charges in a case against Rucci ...


Ursuline’s Anthony Rohan slides safely into the bag as Brookfield’s Cameron Derr bobbles the ball during their Division III district semifinal baseball game Monday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Irish dominated the Warriors 18-1 to advance the district final against Champion today at Cene Park.

Ursuline’s Anthony Rohan slides safely into the bag as Brookfield’s ...

Ursuline’s Anthony Rohan slides safely into the bag as Brookfield’s Cameron Derr bobbles the ball during their Division III district semifinal baseball game Monday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Irish dominated the Warriors 18-1 ...


Visiting Judge Thomas P. Curran presides over a hearing Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The case against Go Go Cabaret manager Sebastian Rucci, Peter E. Sciullo II, Derrick L. Dozier, Wayne Penny, and Curtis “C.J.” Jones was postponed until November due to a last minute switch in attorneys for Sciullo.

Visiting Judge Thomas P. Curran presides over a hearing Monday ...

Visiting Judge Thomas P. Curran presides over a hearing Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The case against Go Go Cabaret manager Sebastian Rucci, Peter E. Sciullo II, Derrick L. Dozier, Wayne Penny, and ...


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Chris LaCivita takes a shot at Hole 12 at Deer Creek. The family dog joined him on the course.

Chris LaCivita takes a shot at Hole 12 at Deer ...

Chris LaCivita takes a shot at Hole 12 at Deer Creek. The family dog joined him on the course.


Chris LaCivita takes a shot at Hole 12 at Deer Creek. The family dog joined him on the course.

Chris LaCivita takes a shot at Hole 12 at Deer ...

Chris LaCivita takes a shot at Hole 12 at Deer Creek. The family dog joined him on the course.


Anna Mangan

Anna Mangan

Anna Mangan


Chris LaCivita

Chris LaCivita

Chris LaCivita


Champion speller: Lauren Ritz, 13, of New Castle, Pa., a seventh-grader at Willow Creek Learning Center in Poland, was awarded a $100 savings bond at the scholarship luncheon hosted by Rotary Club of Youngstown May 11 at the Youngstown Club. Ritz, daughter of Lisa and Stephen Ritz, was named champion of The Vindicator’s 78th Regional Spelling Bee after 69 rounds of competition at the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. Making the presentation was Steve Kristen, president of the Rotary club.

Champion speller: Lauren Ritz, 13, of New Castle, Pa., a ...

Champion speller: Lauren Ritz, 13, of New Castle, Pa., a seventh-grader at Willow Creek Learning Center in Poland, was awarded a $100 savings bond at the scholarship luncheon hosted by Rotary Club of Youngstown May ...


Tots and turtles: The Youngstown Lions Club and the turtles are getting ready for the big race, the 50th Annual Turtle Derby. The race will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 20 during the “Cruising on the River Car Show” on East Water Street in Lowellville.

Tots and turtles: The Youngstown Lions Club and the turtles ...

Tots and turtles: The Youngstown Lions Club and the turtles are getting ready for the big race, the 50th Annual Turtle Derby. The race will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 20 during the “Cruising ...


Winners of Best in Show awards during a Spring Extravaganza sponsored by the Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild are, from left, Gretchen Saunders, quilting; Patti Augustine, garment sewing; and Denise Cline for an afghan in the miscellaneous category.

Winners of Best in Show awards during a Spring Extravaganza ...

Winners of Best in Show awards during a Spring Extravaganza sponsored by the Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild are, from left, Gretchen Saunders, quilting; Patti Augustine, garment sewing; and Denise Cline for an ...


Wayne S. Mittwede and Mary C. Tolnar

Wayne S. Mittwede and Mary C. Tolnar

Wayne S. Mittwede and Mary C. Tolnar


This aerial view shows tornado damage in Minneapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2011. At least one person died when the tornado barreled through the residential portion of Minneapolis on Sunday, damaging at least 100 homes, toppling hundreds of trees and injuring at least 29 people.

This aerial view shows tornado damage in Minneapolis, Sunday, May ...

This aerial view shows tornado damage in Minneapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2011. At least one person died when the tornado barreled through the residential portion of Minneapolis on Sunday, damaging at least 100 homes, toppling ...


Becky Friedman stands outside a rapture party on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Dorky's Arcade in Tacoma, Wash. Groups of local atheists gathered at the arcade in Tacoma on the day that radio minister Harold Camping predicted would be the beginning of rapture. The Tacoma party featured members of the local AM radio "Ask An Atheist" talkshow.

Becky Friedman stands outside a rapture party on Saturday, May ...

Becky Friedman stands outside a rapture party on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Dorky's Arcade in Tacoma, Wash. Groups of local atheists gathered at the arcade in Tacoma on the day that radio minister Harold ...


Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the ...

Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22, 2011.