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Cleveland Indians' Cord Phelps slides safely into home plate to score the game-winning run as Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki is late on the tag in the 16th inning in a baseball game, early Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Cleveland. The Indians won 4-3. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Indians' Cord Phelps slides safely into home plate to ...

Cleveland Indians' Cord Phelps slides safely into home plate to score the game-winning run as Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki is late on the tag in the 16th inning in a baseball game, early Thursday, ...


Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney, left, scores on a wild pitch by Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli, right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The Dodgers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney, left, scores on a wild ...

Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney, left, scores on a wild pitch by Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli, right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The Dodgers won ...


FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2011 file phot, Kevin Harvick sits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan international Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Richard Childress guaranteed one of his drivers would dethrone Jimmie Johnson this year. During the early part of this season, it seemed like  Harvick could be the one to wrest the title from Johnson. Now he's in a slump, and, even worse, he could be the only RCR driver to even make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2011 file phot, Kevin ...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2011 file phot, Kevin Harvick sits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan international Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Richard Childress guaranteed ...


Rachel Shrock, 17, takes a rest with two of the three dairy cows she plans to show on the opening day of the 188th annual Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.  The Geauga County Fair is the oldest continuously held fair in Ohio and one of the oldest in the country. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Rachel Shrock, 17, takes a rest with two of the ...

Rachel Shrock, 17, takes a rest with two of the three dairy cows she plans to show on the opening day of the 188th annual Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 1, ...


In this theater publicity image released by The Hartman Group, Richard Fleeshman, left, and Caissie levy are shown in a scene from "Ghost The Musical."  "Ghost The Musical"  is one of the new anticipated productions coming this season. (AP Photo/Sean Ebsworth Barnes, Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

In this theater publicity image released by The Hartman Group, ...

In this theater publicity image released by The Hartman Group, Richard Fleeshman, left, and Caissie levy are shown in a scene from "Ghost The Musical." "Ghost The Musical" is one of the new anticipated productions ...


FILE - Int his Feb. 16, 2011, file photo,  team owner Richard Childress looks on during practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Childress guaranteed one of his drivers would dethrone Jimmie Johnson this year. During the early part of this season, it seemed like Kevin Harvick could be the one to wrest the title from Johnson. Now he's in a slump, and, even worse, he could be the only RCR driver to even make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

FILE - Int his Feb. 16, 2011, file photo, team ...

FILE - Int his Feb. 16, 2011, file photo, team owner Richard Childress looks on during practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Childress guaranteed one ...


FOOTBALL - The Howland defense (9) Robby Klose (2) Tony Osborne (40) Brandon Miller and (52) Dan Moody stop (30) Ryan Scott for no gain during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - The Howland defense (9) Robby Klose (2) Tony ...

FOOTBALL - The Howland defense (9) Robby Klose (2) Tony Osborne (40) Brandon Miller and (52) Dan Moody stop (30) Ryan Scott for no gain during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to ...


Sara Cummings and Joshua Kramer were selected as 2011 Outstanding Youth winners. Outstanding Youth candidates represent youths involved in any of the seven Junior Fair organizations: Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, 4-H, Camp Fire, Future Farmers of America, Grange and Farm Bureau.

Sara Cummings and Joshua Kramer were selected as 2011 Outstanding ...

Sara Cummings and Joshua Kramer were selected as 2011 Outstanding Youth winners. Outstanding Youth candidates represent youths involved in any of the seven Junior Fair organizations: Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, 4-H, Camp Fire, Future Farmers ...


Barry Manilow, third from left, met with Covelli Centre officials after his concert at the Youngstown venue. Pictured are, from left, Kelsey Rupert, director of sales and marketing; Susan Jacobson, director of finance; Manilow; Ken Bigley, assistant director; Tracy Biery, box-office manager; and Eric Ryan, executive director.

Barry Manilow, third from left, met with Covelli Centre officials ...

Barry Manilow, third from left, met with Covelli Centre officials after his concert at the Youngstown venue. Pictured are, from left, Kelsey Rupert, director of sales and marketing; Susan Jacobson, director of finance; Manilow; Ken ...


Melissa Moliterno, 17, left, the 2011 Junior Fair queen, gets her tiara from last year’s queen DeLorean Jones of Austintown. Melissa, of Canfield, received the honor Thursday at the Canfield Fair’s annual Youth Day Royal Court ceremony.

Melissa Moliterno, 17, left, the 2011 Junior Fair queen, gets ...

Melissa Moliterno, 17, left, the 2011 Junior Fair queen, gets her tiara from last year’s queen DeLorean Jones of Austintown. Melissa, of Canfield, received the honor Thursday at the Canfield Fair’s annual Youth Day Royal ...


Zach Adams, 17, of Berlin Center, is the 2011 Junior Fair King. Zach, a senior at Western Reserve High School, has been involved 4-H activities for 11 years. He is a member of the Mahoning County Outdoorsmen.

Zach Adams, 17, of Berlin Center, is the 2011 Junior ...

Zach Adams, 17, of Berlin Center, is the 2011 Junior Fair King. Zach, a senior at Western Reserve High School, has been involved 4-H activities for 11 years. He is a member of the Mahoning ...


Dan Graziano

Dan Graziano

Dan Graziano


The food court in 20 Federal Place downtown has seen an increase in tenants and business in recent years. Youngstown will take over management of the offi ce building Dec. 1.

The food court in 20 Federal Place downtown has seen ...

The food court in 20 Federal Place downtown has seen an increase in tenants and business in recent years. Youngstown will take over management of the offi ce building Dec. 1.


Susan Draghi of Liberty won a blue ribbon for her ladybug fleece blanket at the Canfield Fair. Draghi’s blanket, along with other entries, are a part of a fair contest called “The Fair That Cares.” The homemade blankets will be collected and sent to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

Susan Draghi of Liberty won a blue ribbon for her ...

Susan Draghi of Liberty won a blue ribbon for her ladybug fleece blanket at the Canfield Fair. Draghi’s blanket, along with other entries, are a part of a fair contest called “The Fair That Cares.” ...


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Scrappers base runner #8 Todd Hankins slides in safly to second while Crosscutters second basemen leaps to field the ball.

Scrappers base runner #8 Todd Hankins slides in safly to ...

Scrappers base runner #8 Todd Hankins slides in safly to second while Crosscutters second basemen leaps to field the ball.


Save-A-Lot co-owner John Kawecki cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the chain’s newest location, on Gypsy Lane near Belmont Avenue on Youngstown’s North Side. From left is co-owner Henry Nemenz Jr.; his son, Henry; Kawecki; Henry Nemenz Sr.; and Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone. The store is in the same location as the former Sparkle Market, which closed last year.

Save-A-Lot co-owner John Kawecki cuts the ribbon at the grand ...

Save-A-Lot co-owner John Kawecki cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the chain’s newest location, on Gypsy Lane near Belmont Avenue on Youngstown’s North Side. From left is co-owner Henry Nemenz Jr.; his son, ...


 Larry and Debbie Jones of Newton Falls enjoy the original DiRusso  hot sausage sandwich.

Larry and Debbie Jones of Newton Falls enjoy the original ...

Larry and Debbie Jones of Newton Falls enjoy the original DiRusso hot sausage sandwich.


Fairgoers find a shaded area to take a break at the 165th edition of the Canfield Fair, where they can watch others, figure out which concession stand has the best food, or haggle over which attraction to attend. The fair runs today through Labor Day.

Fairgoers find a shaded area to take a break at ...

Fairgoers find a shaded area to take a break at the 165th edition of the Canfield Fair, where they can watch others, figure out which concession stand has the best food, or haggle over which ...


Hannah Heikkinen, 7, of Boardman, enjoys an elephant ear coated in powered sugar during the first day of the Canfield Fair.

Hannah Heikkinen, 7, of Boardman, enjoys an elephant ear coated ...

Hannah Heikkinen, 7, of Boardman, enjoys an elephant ear coated in powered sugar during the first day of the Canfield Fair.


Mindless Behavior, a quartet of 13-year-old pop, hip hop and R&B artists, made a surprise stop Wednesday at Chaney High School. The school houses students in sixth through 12th grades who are enrolled in either the visual and performing arts or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs.

Mindless Behavior, a quartet of 13-year-old pop, hip hop and ...

Mindless Behavior, a quartet of 13-year-old pop, hip hop and R&B artists, made a surprise stop Wednesday at Chaney High School. The school houses students in sixth through 12th grades who are enrolled in either ...


Chaney seventh-grader Mina Bonilla, celebrating her 12th birthday, gets a hug from Prodigy, 14, one of the four members of  Mindless Behavior. The quartet of 14-year-old pop, hip hop and R&B artists made a surprise stop Wednesday at the Youngstown  school.

Chaney seventh-grader Mina Bonilla, celebrating her 12th birthday, gets a ...

Chaney seventh-grader Mina Bonilla, celebrating her 12th birthday, gets a hug from Prodigy, 14, one of the four members of Mindless Behavior. The quartet of 14-year-old pop, hip hop and R&B artists made a surprise ...


 Ella Maria Guzzo-Welsh and Christina Guzzo perfect the fresh-fruit display their family has had for the more than 50 years at the Canfield Fair. Their stand is one of the health alternatives to traditional fair food, as is DiRusso’s stand selling turkey sausage.

Ella Maria Guzzo-Welsh and Christina Guzzo perfect the fresh-fruit display ...

Ella Maria Guzzo-Welsh and Christina Guzzo perfect the fresh-fruit display their family has had for the more than 50 years at the Canfield Fair. Their stand is one of the health alternatives to traditional fair ...


Zach Renier # 88 Leetonia

Zach Renier # 88 Leetonia

Zach Renier # 88 Leetonia


FOOTBALL - Daniel Ebert of Howland battles with (4) Elijah Henderson for the ball during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - Daniel Ebert of Howland battles with (4) Elijah ...

FOOTBALL - Daniel Ebert of Howland battles with (4) Elijah Henderson for the ball during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


FOOTBALL - (4) De'Veon Smith leaves the Lakeview defense in the rear as he breaks a long run during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - (4) De'Veon Smith leaves the Lakeview defense in ...

FOOTBALL - (4) De'Veon Smith leaves the Lakeview defense in the rear as he breaks a long run during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


FOOTBALL - The Howland defense (9) Robby Klose (2) Tony Osborne (40) Brandon Miller and (52) Dan Moody stop (30) Ryan Scott for no gain during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - The Howland defense (9) Robby Klose (2) Tony ...

FOOTBALL - The Howland defense (9) Robby Klose (2) Tony Osborne (40) Brandon Miller and (52) Dan Moody stop (30) Ryan Scott for no gain during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to ...


FOOTBALL - Howland - Lakeview Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - Howland - Lakeview Thursday night in Cortland. - ...

FOOTBALL - Howland - Lakeview Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


FOOTBALL - Howland - Lakeview Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - Howland - Lakeview Thursday night in Cortland. - ...

FOOTBALL - Howland - Lakeview Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


FOOTBALL - (6) Kenny Pozega battles Jake Pishotti for the ball during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays

FOOTBALL - (6) Kenny Pozega battles Jake Pishotti for the ...

FOOTBALL - (6) Kenny Pozega battles Jake Pishotti for the ball during thier game Thursday night in Cortland. - Special to The Vindicator/Nick Mays


Ron Schutz is playing on the swing set with his grandson, Scottie Eaton, on Father's Day this year. Both live in Canfield.

Ron Schutz is playing on the swing set with his ...

Ron Schutz is playing on the swing set with his grandson, Scottie Eaton, on Father's Day this year. Both live in Canfield.


Eugene and Barbara Krystek, who recently celebrated 65 years of marriage, are Grandma and Grandpa to 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and are actively involved in their lives.

Eugene and Barbara Krystek, who recently celebrated 65 years of ...

Eugene and Barbara Krystek, who recently celebrated 65 years of marriage, are Grandma and Grandpa to 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and are actively involved in their lives.


Beth Schutz, "Memaw" (grandmother) to Scottie Eaton, dressed up as a clown for Scottie's 4th birthday on Aug. 16, 2010. Both live in Canfield.

Beth Schutz, "Memaw" (grandmother) to Scottie Eaton, dressed up as ...

Beth Schutz, "Memaw" (grandmother) to Scottie Eaton, dressed up as a clown for Scottie's 4th birthday on Aug. 16, 2010. Both live in Canfield.


Great-grandparents Don and Bev Kuhns of Greenford meet their first great-granddaughter, Naomi Lane of Wahalding, Ohio, for the very first time!

Great-grandparents Don and Bev Kuhns of Greenford meet their first ...

Great-grandparents Don and Bev Kuhns of Greenford meet their first great-granddaughter, Naomi Lane of Wahalding, Ohio, for the very first time!


Grandpa Bruce Geilhard of Vienna celebrates his 60th birthday in June with grandchildren Logan and Sara Geilhard of Mecca.

Grandpa Bruce Geilhard of Vienna celebrates his 60th birthday in ...

Grandpa Bruce Geilhard of Vienna celebrates his 60th birthday in June with grandchildren Logan and Sara Geilhard of Mecca.


Mattie Tibolla, 3 months old, loves listening to the stories her 94-year-old great-grandma (Baba) Veronica Tabak tells her! Both are of Austintown. Photo submitted by Amy Tibolla, Mattie's mom.

Mattie Tibolla, 3 months old, loves listening to the stories ...

Mattie Tibolla, 3 months old, loves listening to the stories her 94-year-old great-grandma (Baba) Veronica Tabak tells her! Both are of Austintown. Photo submitted by Amy Tibolla, Mattie's mom.


Jay and Joanne (Cercone) Pounds are the grandparents of seven: twin boys Mack and Hamilton Dixon, Copeland Dixon, twin girls Emma and Mary Harter Pounds, and Emory and Parish Pounds. All live in Alabama. Great-grandparents are Ange and Angelo Cercone of Youngstown.

Jay and Joanne (Cercone) Pounds are the grandparents of seven: ...

Jay and Joanne (Cercone) Pounds are the grandparents of seven: twin boys Mack and Hamilton Dixon, Copeland Dixon, twin girls Emma and Mary Harter Pounds, and Emory and Parish Pounds. All live in Alabama. Great-grandparents ...


This is Helen Lewis — mother, grandmother and Steelers fan!

This is Helen Lewis — mother, grandmother and Steelers fan!

This is Helen Lewis — mother, grandmother and Steelers fan!


Naomi Lane of Wahalding, Ohio, has Grandpa Dave Dickey of North Lima stopping to smell the flowers!

Naomi Lane of Wahalding, Ohio, has Grandpa Dave Dickey of ...

Naomi Lane of Wahalding, Ohio, has Grandpa Dave Dickey of North Lima stopping to smell the flowers!


Donna Clayton of Youngstown reads the newspaper to her granddaughter, Saria Drake of Youngstown. Donna's daughter, Darlene Drake of Youngstown, who submitted the photo, says, her very patient mom takes care of the energetic, inquisitive and humorous Saria, who is 3 years and 7 months old.

Donna Clayton of Youngstown reads the newspaper to her granddaughter, ...

Donna Clayton of Youngstown reads the newspaper to her granddaughter, Saria Drake of Youngstown. Donna's daughter, Darlene Drake of Youngstown, who submitted the photo, says, her very patient mom takes care of the energetic, inquisitive ...


Christian Barber of Liberty is pictured with his grandma, Patricia Williams of Austintown.

Christian Barber of Liberty is pictured with his grandma, Patricia ...

Christian Barber of Liberty is pictured with his grandma, Patricia Williams of Austintown.


Cosmo and Frances Pecchia are pictured with their nine grandchildren during their 50th anniversary party recently at Mastopietro's Winery. Their anniversary is Sept. 16. Photo submitted by David S. Pecchia.

Cosmo and Frances Pecchia are pictured with their nine grandchildren ...

Cosmo and Frances Pecchia are pictured with their nine grandchildren during their 50th anniversary party recently at Mastopietro's Winery. Their anniversary is Sept. 16. Photo submitted by David S. Pecchia.


Ron Diefenderfer of Austintown receives help from grandson Evan Diefenderfer of Canfield. Photo was submitted by Trish Diefenderfer.

Ron Diefenderfer of Austintown receives help from grandson Evan Diefenderfer ...

Ron Diefenderfer of Austintown receives help from grandson Evan Diefenderfer of Canfield. Photo was submitted by Trish Diefenderfer.


Mama Candida Godoy poses with her granddaughter, Aliya Abeid, on the Goodtime 3 in Cleveland.

Mama Candida Godoy poses with her granddaughter, Aliya Abeid, on ...

Mama Candida Godoy poses with her granddaughter, Aliya Abeid, on the Goodtime 3 in Cleveland.


Thomas and Anne Mirante Jr. of Cornersburg attend the baptism of their first and only grandchild, Trinity Mirante, also of Cornersburg. Photo was submitted by their daughter-in-law, Valerie Mirante.

Thomas and Anne Mirante Jr. of Cornersburg attend the baptism ...

Thomas and Anne Mirante Jr. of Cornersburg attend the baptism of their first and only grandchild, Trinity Mirante, also of Cornersburg. Photo was submitted by their daughter-in-law, Valerie Mirante.


Nana Dedo is holding four of her six grandchlidren, Quinton, Ross, Sophia and Alan.

Nana Dedo is holding four of her six grandchlidren, Quinton, ...

Nana Dedo is holding four of her six grandchlidren, Quinton, Ross, Sophia and Alan.


Best pals Ava Valentina Acevedo, 2 1/2, and NaNa Paula Shields, both of Boardman, are enjoying a luau celebration. Ava is the daughter of Toni and Rob Acevedo.

Best pals Ava Valentina Acevedo, 2 1/2, and NaNa Paula ...

Best pals Ava Valentina Acevedo, 2 1/2, and NaNa Paula Shields, both of Boardman, are enjoying a luau celebration. Ava is the daughter of Toni and Rob Acevedo.


Holding her brand-new granddaughter, Leah Lynn Kovacs, is Lynne Challenger Kovacs, both of Youngstown.

Holding her brand-new granddaughter, Leah Lynn Kovacs, is Lynne Challenger ...

Holding her brand-new granddaughter, Leah Lynn Kovacs, is Lynne Challenger Kovacs, both of Youngstown.


Jack McGlone, Michael McGlone, Sandy Gabriel (grandma) and Maggie McGlone are all of Boardman.

Jack McGlone, Michael McGlone, Sandy Gabriel (grandma) and Maggie McGlone ...

Jack McGlone, Michael McGlone, Sandy Gabriel (grandma) and Maggie McGlone are all of Boardman.


Maggie McGlone, Pete Gabriel (Papa) and Michael McGlone are all of Boardman.

Maggie McGlone, Pete Gabriel (Papa) and Michael McGlone are all ...

Maggie McGlone, Pete Gabriel (Papa) and Michael McGlone are all of Boardman.


Ethan (Batman) and Evan (Spiderman) are with their grandparents, Dennis and JoAnne Hohos of Austintown. The boys love spending time with their grandparents and feel they are lucky to have these special people in their lives. Today is Dennis' 64th birthday!

Ethan (Batman) and Evan (Spiderman) are with their grandparents, Dennis ...

Ethan (Batman) and Evan (Spiderman) are with their grandparents, Dennis and JoAnne Hohos of Austintown. The boys love spending time with their grandparents and feel they are lucky to have these special people in their ...


Donald and Barbara Mickey are great-grandparents of Mikayla Upright of Youngstown. Happy 75th Birthday Granny!

Donald and Barbara Mickey are great-grandparents of Mikayla Upright of ...

Donald and Barbara Mickey are great-grandparents of Mikayla Upright of Youngstown. Happy 75th Birthday Granny!


Steve and Beverly Mirich (the parents of two) are the proud grandparents of 10, ages 3 through 10. Five live in town and five live in North Carolina. Each year they gather to visit; this is a picture from this year's get-together: In front, Mealee, 7; Faith, 8; Bubba, as the kids call her, holding Sami, 6; PapPap, as the kids call him, holding the youngest, Tori 3; Abbey, 10; and Isabella, 8. The boys, in back, are Deacon, 4; Joshua, 7; Brady, 5; and Isaac, 4. Each family has 2 boys and 3 girls. Tammy Loew, the Miriches' daughter, submitted the photo.

Steve and Beverly Mirich (the parents of two) are the ...

Steve and Beverly Mirich (the parents of two) are the proud grandparents of 10, ages 3 through 10. Five live in town and five live in North Carolina. Each year they gather to visit; this ...


Patrick Riley III of Akron goes for a walk with his grandpa, Dr. John Babyak of Canfield.

Patrick Riley III of Akron goes for a walk with ...

Patrick Riley III of Akron goes for a walk with his grandpa, Dr. John Babyak of Canfield.


Captured making crazy faces on Easter are: Dominic Pappagallo, Grandma Pappagallo, Grandpa Pappagallo, Matthew Pappagallo, Jacob Pappagallo (hidden) and Timmy Pappagallo.

Captured making crazy faces on Easter are: Dominic Pappagallo, Grandma ...

Captured making crazy faces on Easter are: Dominic Pappagallo, Grandma Pappagallo, Grandpa Pappagallo, Matthew Pappagallo, Jacob Pappagallo (hidden) and Timmy Pappagallo.


Bob and Sheree Savon of Youngstown are with their grandaughter, Mikayla Upright, at the Canfield Fair.

Bob and Sheree Savon of Youngstown are with their grandaughter, ...

Bob and Sheree Savon of Youngstown are with their grandaughter, Mikayla Upright, at the Canfield Fair.


Aliya and Amaya Abeid of New Middletown take turns swinging their Papa Ivan Godoy on the hammock at his home in Campbell.

Aliya and Amaya Abeid of New Middletown take turns swinging ...

Aliya and Amaya Abeid of New Middletown take turns swinging their Papa Ivan Godoy on the hammock at his home in Campbell.


Dick and Alice Dorman of Youngstown are with their great-grandchildren: Christian and Alexis Badolato of Hegenheim, France; Peter and Michael Koulianos of Campbell; and Andrew and Maggie Freeman of Farmington Hills, Mich. Photo was sent in by grandparents Jim and Sandy Dorman of Boardman.

Dick and Alice Dorman of Youngstown are with their great-grandchildren: ...

Dick and Alice Dorman of Youngstown are with their great-grandchildren: Christian and Alexis Badolato of Hegenheim, France; Peter and Michael Koulianos of Campbell; and Andrew and Maggie Freeman of Farmington Hills, Mich. Photo was sent ...


Frank and Vicky Hoffman of North Lima enjoy a day at Port Clinton with their grandsons, A.J., 2, of Charlotte, and Caleb, 1 1/2, of Toledo.

Frank and Vicky Hoffman of North Lima enjoy a day ...

Frank and Vicky Hoffman of North Lima enjoy a day at Port Clinton with their grandsons, A.J., 2, of Charlotte, and Caleb, 1 1/2, of Toledo.


Grandmother Jean DeSocio of Boardman she is showing Natalie Jean her new baby sister, Leah. Both granddaughters are also from Boardman.

Grandmother Jean DeSocio of Boardman she is showing Natalie Jean ...

Grandmother Jean DeSocio of Boardman she is showing Natalie Jean her new baby sister, Leah. Both granddaughters are also from Boardman.


Leanna Hartsough, left, a freshman at YSU, poses with her grandma, Lana Van Auker of Canfield, and great-grandmother, Joanne Speece, when she and Lana performed the hula dance at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem.

Leanna Hartsough, left, a freshman at YSU, poses with her ...

Leanna Hartsough, left, a freshman at YSU, poses with her grandma, Lana Van Auker of Canfield, and great-grandmother, Joanne Speece, when she and Lana performed the hula dance at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center in ...


Emily Conner, daughter of Ed and Ann Marie Conner of New Springfield, is receiving grandmotherly advice from her great-grandmother, Anne Kozar of Youngstown. The photo was submitted by Emily's grandparents, Jerry and Ann Marie Hiznay of New Springfield.

Emily Conner, daughter of Ed and Ann Marie Conner of ...

Emily Conner, daughter of Ed and Ann Marie Conner of New Springfield, is receiving grandmotherly advice from her great-grandmother, Anne Kozar of Youngstown. The photo was submitted by Emily's grandparents, Jerry and Ann Marie Hiznay ...


Larry and Melanie Cronk share a moment with their granddaughter, Elizabeth Fisher.

Larry and Melanie Cronk share a moment with their granddaughter, ...

Larry and Melanie Cronk share a moment with their granddaughter, Elizabeth Fisher.


Kenny and Angie Ferenchak are pictured with their grandparents, Joe and Valeria Demidovich, on the left, and Clara and Steve Ferenchak, on the right. All are from the Youngstown area.

Kenny and Angie Ferenchak are pictured with their grandparents, Joe ...

Kenny and Angie Ferenchak are pictured with their grandparents, Joe and Valeria Demidovich, on the left, and Clara and Steve Ferenchak, on the right. All are from the Youngstown area.


Anthony and Joan Julian of Youngstown are pictured with their grandchildren in Cancun, Mexico, the summer of 2010.

Anthony and Joan Julian of Youngstown are pictured with their ...

Anthony and Joan Julian of Youngstown are pictured with their grandchildren in Cancun, Mexico, the summer of 2010.


Catalina Lugo of Campbell is savoring ice cream from the Boardman Handel's with great-granddaughters Amaya and Aliya Abeid of New Middletown.

Catalina Lugo of Campbell is savoring ice cream from the ...

Catalina Lugo of Campbell is savoring ice cream from the Boardman Handel's with great-granddaughters Amaya and Aliya Abeid of New Middletown.


January Billock sent this picture of her "great" grandmother, Carolyn Sell, who turned 80 years old this year. She now resides in Girard and boasts six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

January Billock sent this picture of her "great" grandmother, Carolyn ...

January Billock sent this picture of her "great" grandmother, Carolyn Sell, who turned 80 years old this year. She now resides in Girard and boasts six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Bev and John Mashiska are pictured with their triplet grandsons, Michael (left), Scott and Jake Miller, who graduated from Austintown Fitch, and another grandson, Eric Yovanovich (right), who graduated from Boardman High School. All four graduated this June. The family says they are the most supportive grandparents ever, attending every football game, track meet, band concert and baseball game that their grandsons participated in. Their family includes another grandson, Dominic Mashiska, an 8th-grader at IHM St. Joseph School, not pictured.

Bev and John Mashiska are pictured with their triplet grandsons, ...

Bev and John Mashiska are pictured with their triplet grandsons, Michael (left), Scott and Jake Miller, who graduated from Austintown Fitch, and another grandson, Eric Yovanovich (right), who graduated from Boardman High School. All four ...


Bill and Mary Lou Kerr are with their grandson, Timmy Kerr, and great-grandkids, Zane and Addison Householder.

Bill and Mary Lou Kerr are with their grandson, Timmy ...

Bill and Mary Lou Kerr are with their grandson, Timmy Kerr, and great-grandkids, Zane and Addison Householder.


Beverly Miller of McDonald is shown with her granddaughter, Karina Betts of Austintown.

Beverly Miller of McDonald is shown with her granddaughter, Karina ...

Beverly Miller of McDonald is shown with her granddaughter, Karina Betts of Austintown.


Drew and Delaney Kibler of Noblesville, Ind., are giving their grandmother, Lynne Challenger Kovacs of Youngstown, a lift!

Drew and Delaney Kibler of Noblesville, Ind., are giving their ...

Drew and Delaney Kibler of Noblesville, Ind., are giving their grandmother, Lynne Challenger Kovacs of Youngstown, a lift!


Aubin Rivera of Canfield poses with his two granddaughters, Bella and Olivia of Pennsylvania.

Aubin Rivera of Canfield poses with his two granddaughters, Bella ...

Aubin Rivera of Canfield poses with his two granddaughters, Bella and Olivia of Pennsylvania.


Leanna Hartsough, a freshman at YSU, and her grandma, Lana Van Auker of Canfield, recently performed the hula dance for residents at Hampton Woods Nursing Center in Poland and Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem.

Leanna Hartsough, a freshman at YSU, and her grandma, Lana ...

Leanna Hartsough, a freshman at YSU, and her grandma, Lana Van Auker of Canfield, recently performed the hula dance for residents at Hampton Woods Nursing Center in Poland and Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center in ...


Two-year-olds Leah Hudak, daughter of Joe and Jen Hudak, and Aubree Philibin,daughter of Ryan and Danielle Philibin, are spending time with their great grandmother, Phyllis Bellino, on her 89th birthday.

Two-year-olds Leah Hudak, daughter of Joe and Jen Hudak, and ...

Two-year-olds Leah Hudak, daughter of Joe and Jen Hudak, and Aubree Philibin,daughter of Ryan and Danielle Philibin, are spending time with their great grandmother, Phyllis Bellino, on her 89th birthday.


Lynne Challenger Kovacs (grandmother) and Natalie Jean Kovacs (granddaughter) are both residents of Youngstown/Boardman.

Lynne Challenger Kovacs (grandmother) and Natalie Jean Kovacs (granddaughter) are ...

Lynne Challenger Kovacs (grandmother) and Natalie Jean Kovacs (granddaughter) are both residents of Youngstown/Boardman.


This is a picture of Tara Fisher as a little girl with her grandma, Hazel O'Hara.

This is a picture of Tara Fisher as a little ...

This is a picture of Tara Fisher as a little girl with her grandma, Hazel O'Hara.


Jonathon Vaschak of Boardman poses with his really awesome grandparents, Joseph and Sylvia Vaschak of Campbell. When Jonathon expressed interest in playing golf with his grandparents, Grammy and Papa gave him a set of clubs for his birthday. Not only does he get to spend time with them, but he has great teachers too! He adores them!

Jonathon Vaschak of Boardman poses with his really awesome grandparents, ...

Jonathon Vaschak of Boardman poses with his really awesome grandparents, Joseph and Sylvia Vaschak of Campbell. When Jonathon expressed interest in playing golf with his grandparents, Grammy and Papa gave him a set of clubs ...


Papa Dedo is shown with three of his six grandchildren, Alan, Sophia and Ross.

Papa Dedo is shown with three of his six grandchildren, ...

Papa Dedo is shown with three of his six grandchildren, Alan, Sophia and Ross.


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Christian J. Warren, right, is pictured with his great-grandmother, Mrs. Sally L. Goler, center, and his grandmother, Mary Coler, at a celebration of Sally's 90th birthday at Alberini's Restaurant. All are of Youngstown.

Christian J. Warren, right, is pictured with his great-grandmother, Mrs. ...

Christian J. Warren, right, is pictured with his great-grandmother, Mrs. Sally L. Goler, center, and his grandmother, Mary Coler, at a celebration of Sally's 90th birthday at Alberini's Restaurant. All are of Youngstown.


Bill Ogden is pictured with his first grandchild, Carrah, during a visit for the first time to Hilton Head in July.

Bill Ogden is pictured with his first grandchild, Carrah, during ...

Bill Ogden is pictured with his first grandchild, Carrah, during a visit for the first time to Hilton Head in July.


John and Carol Krok of Warren have 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The high school sweethearts are known to their family as the most generous souls ever.

John and Carol Krok of Warren have 14 grandchildren and ...

John and Carol Krok of Warren have 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The high school sweethearts are known to their family as the most generous souls ever.


John and Carol Pauschert are the proud and loving grandparents of Shawn, Kelly, Dean, Dawn and Jennifer and the great-grandparents of Kaila and Hayley.

John and Carol Pauschert are the proud and loving grandparents ...

John and Carol Pauschert are the proud and loving grandparents of Shawn, Kelly, Dean, Dawn and Jennifer and the great-grandparents of Kaila and Hayley.


Lindsay Zublena, 8, of Canfield, and Papa Rocco Moderalli like to bake cakes and make deviled eggs together.

Lindsay Zublena, 8, of Canfield, and Papa Rocco Moderalli like ...

Lindsay Zublena, 8, of Canfield, and Papa Rocco Moderalli like to bake cakes and make deviled eggs together.


Rotary District Governor W.S. Hays is presented with a certificate by Austintown Rotary President Deanna Spirko for a book donation to Woodside Elementary School library for the Woodside Reads project. Hays visited the club recently and noted Rotary’s impact with the Polio Plus drive, which is helping to eradicate polio across the globe. He noted that last year, only 309 cases were recorded throughout the world.

Rotary District Governor W.S. Hays is presented with a certificate ...

Rotary District Governor W.S. Hays is presented with a certificate by Austintown Rotary President Deanna Spirko for a book donation to Woodside Elementary School library for the Woodside Reads project. Hays visited the club recently ...


The Rev. Bob Bonnot, left, is presented with a copy of one of two books he has authored on Pope John XXIII by fellow Rotarian Tom Baringer at Struthers Rotary’s recent meeting. Father Bonnot was asked to autograph the book to donate to a library of his choice.

The Rev. Bob Bonnot, left, is presented with a copy ...

The Rev. Bob Bonnot, left, is presented with a copy of one of two books he has authored on Pope John XXIII by fellow Rotarian Tom Baringer at Struthers Rotary’s recent meeting. Father Bonnot was ...