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Rob Evans, 61, sits at the UCLA Hospital in Westwood, California, on July 28, 2011, where he is a heart transplant patient. The hosptial is experimenting wiht a new heart transplant procedure that keeps the heart beating outside the body using a mechanical device instead of the traditional ice method to preserve the organ in transit. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/MCT).

Rob Evans, 61, sits at the UCLA Hospital in Westwood, ...

Rob Evans, 61, sits at the UCLA Hospital in Westwood, California, on July 28, 2011, where he is a heart transplant patient. The hosptial is experimenting wiht a new heart transplant procedure that keeps the ...


Heart transplant patient Andrea Ybarra and her husband Moises stand outside the UCLA Hospital in Westwood, California, on July 28, 2011. The hosptial is experimenting wiht a new heart transplant procedure that keeps the heart beating outside the body using a mechanical device instead of the traditional ice method to preserve the organ in transit. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/MCT).

Heart transplant patient Andrea Ybarra and her husband Moises stand ...

Heart transplant patient Andrea Ybarra and her husband Moises stand outside the UCLA Hospital in Westwood, California, on July 28, 2011. The hosptial is experimenting wiht a new heart transplant procedure that keeps the heart ...


Actor Charlie Sheen is the butt of many jokes during Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, Saturday, September 10, 2011. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Actor Charlie Sheen is the butt of many jokes during ...

Actor Charlie Sheen is the butt of many jokes during Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, Saturday, September 10, 2011. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT)


Jeres Achkar and his wife Ofelia, will say goodbye to Achkar Jewelers, a mainstay in the Mahoning Valley since they came to the United States from Cuba nearly 50 years ago. Achkar has been a jeweler for 65 years.

Jeres Achkar and his wife Ofelia, will say goodbye to ...

Jeres Achkar and his wife Ofelia, will say goodbye to Achkar Jewelers, a mainstay in the Mahoning Valley since they came to the United States from Cuba nearly 50 years ago. Achkar has been a ...


Jeres Achkar and his wife Ofelia, will say goodbye to Achkar Jewelers, a mainstay in the Mahoning Valley since they came to the United States from Cuba nearly 50 years ago. Achkar has been a jeweler for 65 years.

Jeres Achkar and his wife Ofelia, will say goodbye to ...

Jeres Achkar and his wife Ofelia, will say goodbye to Achkar Jewelers, a mainstay in the Mahoning Valley since they came to the United States from Cuba nearly 50 years ago. Achkar has been a ...


Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy throws an incomplete pass while pressured by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap, front left, and Robert Geathers in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. Reaching for the ball is Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy throws an incomplete pass while ...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy throws an incomplete pass while pressured by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap, front left, and Robert Geathers in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. ...


Joseph Mwangi, 34, sits in a state of shock after discovering the charred remains of two of his children, one aged 6, the other of unknown age, at the scene of a fuel explosion in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya's capital exploded on Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 61 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Joseph Mwangi, 34, sits in a state of shock after ...

Joseph Mwangi, 34, sits in a state of shock after discovering the charred remains of two of his children, one aged 6, the other of unknown age, at the scene of a fuel explosion in ...


A woman places her hand on a name etched in the wall of one of the pools at the 9/11 memorial plaza in the World Trade Center site in New York Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, on the first day that the memorial was opened to the public. (AP Photo/Mike Segar, Pool)

A woman places her hand on a name etched in ...

A woman places her hand on a name etched in the wall of one of the pools at the 9/11 memorial plaza in the World Trade Center site in New York Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, ...


The Mahoning County Board of Elections recently moved to its new location at Oakhill Renaissance Place in Youngstown. A ribbon-cutting was Monday. Participating in the ceremony were, from left, election board members Michael Morley, Mark Munroe, and Clarence Smith; Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, county Commissioner Anthony Traficanti, elections board Director Thomas McCabe, and county Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti.

The Mahoning County Board of Elections recently moved to its ...

The Mahoning County Board of Elections recently moved to its new location at Oakhill Renaissance Place in Youngstown. A ribbon-cutting was Monday. Participating in the ceremony were, from left, election board members Michael Morley, Mark ...


Raymond Butler, a Mahoning County Board of Elections employee, shows off the new paper-ballot voting system the county will use in the November general election.

Raymond Butler, a Mahoning County Board of Elections employee, shows ...

Raymond Butler, a Mahoning County Board of Elections employee, shows off the new paper-ballot voting system the county will use in the November general election.


Hubbard Township police and fire and the Ohio State Highway Patrol work to clear cattle carcasses and a cattle trailer from eastbound Interstate 80 just east of the Bell Wick Road overpass. The driver lost control of the trailer early Monday after, he told police, the cows shifted weight in the back of the truck. There were approximately 24 steers in the trailer, officials said.

Hubbard Township police and fire and the Ohio State Highway ...

Hubbard Township police and fire and the Ohio State Highway Patrol work to clear cattle carcasses and a cattle trailer from eastbound Interstate 80 just east of the Bell Wick Road overpass. The driver lost ...


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Pep rally opens season:
Victory Christian School in Niles had a pep rally in the school gym to open the 2011-2012 volleyball season. After an introduction of the team, the staff and students had a serving competition in which Mrs. Beckenbach, Kristina Sweeny and Aaron Sloan won for their team by 2 points.

Pep rally opens season: Victory Christian School in Niles had ...

Pep rally opens season: Victory Christian School in Niles had a pep rally in the school gym to open the 2011-2012 volleyball season. After an introduction of the team, the staff and students had a ...


Warren Elks present gifts for students:
Warren Elks Lodge 295 presented 30 playground balls, four mesh tote bags and two air pumps for the Jefferson K-8 school to Warren Board of Education at this recent  board meeting. The presentation was made by, from left Dave Elston, Past Exalted Ruler/treasurer; Robert Ashe, trustee; Cassandra Kush, trustee chairwoman; Bree White, Leading Knight; Shelly Town, Exalted Ruler; and Bill Kush, at podium, Past Exalted Ruler/Lecturing Knight. Also presented were 150 gift cards to be awarded for student achievement at Warren G. Harding High School. The items were purchased with a Gratitude Grant that the lodge was awarded from the Elks National Foundation. The foundation granted more than $15 million last year to help Elks build stronger communities through Most Valuable Student Scholarships, Elks National Hoop Shoot, drug awareness, Veterans Service Commission and Community Investments, including the Gratitude Grants, Promise Grants and Impact Grants. The Elks are second only to the U.S. government in the amount of scholarships awarded to our nation’s students.

Warren Elks present gifts for students: Warren Elks Lodge 295 ...

Warren Elks present gifts for students: Warren Elks Lodge 295 presented 30 playground balls, four mesh tote bags and two air pumps for the Jefferson K-8 school to Warren Board of Education at this recent ...


Photo of vlassios pizanias. Hubbard vs. Poland

Photo of vlassios pizanias. Hubbard vs. Poland

Photo of vlassios pizanias. Hubbard vs. Poland


Some of the Poland Highschool Dog Pound gear up for their battle against Marlington.

Some of the Poland Highschool Dog Pound gear up for ...

Some of the Poland Highschool Dog Pound gear up for their battle against Marlington.


Fitch flag and rifle line

Fitch flag and rifle line

Fitch flag and rifle line


Fitch flag and rifle line

Fitch flag and rifle line

Fitch flag and rifle line


taps played by Fitch trumpet player in background of color guard with American flag during moment of silence for 9/11 at Friday nights game

taps played by Fitch trumpet player in background of color ...

taps played by Fitch trumpet player in background of color guard with American flag during moment of silence for 9/11 at Friday nights game


Ken Kilpatrick makes the extra point

Ken Kilpatrick makes the extra point

Ken Kilpatrick makes the extra point


little falcons and little colt cheerleaders with the Fitch Cheerleaders

little falcons and little colt cheerleaders with the Fitch Cheerleaders

little falcons and little colt cheerleaders with the Fitch Cheerleaders


fitch falcons ready to start the game

fitch falcons ready to start the game

fitch falcons ready to start the game


little falcon and little colt football players, fitch cheerleaders & danceline and feddie and freda falcon with the falcons coming out of the tunnel

little falcon and little colt football players, fitch cheerleaders & ...

little falcon and little colt football players, fitch cheerleaders & danceline and feddie and freda falcon with the falcons coming out of the tunnel


football team w band at end of game w alma mater in end zone win or lose

football team w band at end of game w alma ...

football team w band at end of game w alma mater in end zone win or lose


fitch cheerleaders

fitch cheerleaders

fitch cheerleaders


fitch band and color guard - remembrance of 9/11

fitch band and color guard - remembrance of 9/11

fitch band and color guard - remembrance of 9/11


fitch band and color guard - remembrance of 9/11

fitch band and color guard - remembrance of 9/11

fitch band and color guard - remembrance of 9/11


Attached is a picture of Coach Mark Brungard talking to his Poland Bulldogs after a hard fought battle versus the Hubbard Eagles on Opening Night, August 25, 2011. Coach was sporting a sweater vest and tie in honor of his former coach and mentor, Jim Tressel. Brungard was the quarterback who helped lead Tressel's YSU Penguins to National Titles in 1993 and 1994.

Attached is a picture of Coach Mark Brungard talking to ...

Attached is a picture of Coach Mark Brungard talking to his Poland Bulldogs after a hard fought battle versus the Hubbard Eagles on Opening Night, August 25, 2011. Coach was sporting a sweater vest and ...


Basket auction Saturday to benefit children:
Members of the Friends of Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County, from left, Julie Anhalt, Joan Foster, Betty Smith, Becky Kandela and Liz Bolster, show off baskets for the Children’s Aid Society auction, which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sharon (Pa.) VFW Post 1338, 439 E. State St., across from Daffin’s Candy. All drawings will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Admission of $3 includes 25 auction tickets, a hot dog and a Dean’s Dairy beverage. For more information, call 724-662-4730, 724-981-0591 or 724-962-4438.

Basket auction Saturday to benefit children: Members of the Friends ...

Basket auction Saturday to benefit children: Members of the Friends of Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County, from left, Julie Anhalt, Joan Foster, Betty Smith, Becky Kandela and Liz Bolster, show off baskets for the ...


Mr. and Mrs. John Congemi

Mr. and Mrs. John Congemi

Mr. and Mrs. John Congemi


Adam Skovira and Gina LaRocca

Adam Skovira and Gina LaRocca

Adam Skovira and Gina LaRocca


Jason Shine and Sarah Getty

Jason Shine and Sarah Getty

Jason Shine and Sarah Getty


Gregory Malito

Gregory Malito

Gregory Malito


Mr. and Mrs. Howard Divelbiss

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Divelbiss

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Divelbiss