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Daley among 50 at Harvard: 
Kristina L. Daley, above, of Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, was one of only 50 funeral directors nationwide selected to participate in the National Funeral Directors Association’s inaugural Meet the Mentors program Sept. 13 at the Harvard (University) Faculty Club in Cambridge, Mass. The event brought young funeral professionals together to learn from four of the country’s leading funeral directors, including mentor Thomas Lynch, left, and network with like-minded peers, such as Patrick Lynch, NFDA president, right. Daley is a 2001 graduate of Struthers High School and a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She is a licensed funeral director and has been with Higgins-Reardon for eight years. She is a coach for the Struthers Lady Cats basketball team and is president of Struthers School Foundation for Education Excellence.

Daley among 50 at Harvard: Kristina L. Daley, above, of ...

Daley among 50 at Harvard: Kristina L. Daley, above, of Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, was one of only 50 funeral directors nationwide selected to participate in the National Funeral Directors Association’s inaugural Meet the Mentors program ...


Mineral Ridge’s Lea Whitmer (5) tries to make a play after Springfield’s Morgan Buchenic, sends the volleyball onto the Mineral Ridge side during Tuesday’s match at Mineral Ridge High. The Tigers won in three games.

Mineral Ridge’s Lea Whitmer (5) tries to make a play ...

Mineral Ridge’s Lea Whitmer (5) tries to make a play after Springfield’s Morgan Buchenic, sends the volleyball onto the Mineral Ridge side during Tuesday’s match at Mineral Ridge High. The Tigers won in three games.


Runners are refl ected in Yeager’s Pond during Tuesday’s Mahoning County boys cross country meet at Austintown Park.

Runners are refl ected in Yeager’s Pond during Tuesday’s Mahoning ...

Runners are refl ected in Yeager’s Pond during Tuesday’s Mahoning County boys cross country meet at Austintown Park.


Youngstown State linebacker Ali Cheaib wraps up Indiana State running back Shakir Bell during their game Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Youngstown State linebacker Ali Cheaib wraps up Indiana State running ...

Youngstown State linebacker Ali Cheaib wraps up Indiana State running back Shakir Bell during their game Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.


Campbell Mayor Bill VanSuch checks out the election night results. A nonpartisan primary on Tuesday pitted Lew Jackson and Nick Opencar against VanSuch.

Campbell Mayor Bill VanSuch checks out the election night results. ...

Campbell Mayor Bill VanSuch checks out the election night results. A nonpartisan primary on Tuesday pitted Lew Jackson and Nick Opencar against VanSuch.


Youngstown State linebacker Ali Cheaib wraps up Indiana State running back Shakir Bell during their game Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Youngstown State linebacker Ali Cheaib wraps up Indiana State running ...

Youngstown State linebacker Ali Cheaib wraps up Indiana State running back Shakir Bell during their game Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.


Conrad Murray wipes a tear during the defense opening arguments in his involuntary manslaughter trial at Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles.  Murray has pleaded not guilty and  faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death.  (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

Conrad Murray wipes a tear during the defense opening arguments ...

Conrad Murray wipes a tear during the defense opening arguments in his involuntary manslaughter trial at Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in ...


Patriot Water Treatment in Warren can take fracking wastewater like in the bottle on the left and clean it to look like the middle bottle. The solid material from the middle bottle then goes to landfills and the clean water goes to the City of Warren’s wastewater treatment plant. Water from the bottle on the left never goes to Patriot, instead being disposed of through a process called deep-well injection.

Patriot Water Treatment in Warren can take fracking wastewater like ...

Patriot Water Treatment in Warren can take fracking wastewater like in the bottle on the left and clean it to look like the middle bottle. The solid material from the middle bottle then goes to ...


McKinsie Kilm, center, is flanked by her sisters Michelle, left, and Melissa, right, at the end of Mahoning County cross country meet Tuesday. McKinsie won the event. All three placed in top 10.

McKinsie Kilm, center, is flanked by her sisters Michelle, left, ...

McKinsie Kilm, center, is flanked by her sisters Michelle, left, and Melissa, right, at the end of Mahoning County cross country meet Tuesday. McKinsie won the event. All three placed in top 10.


Elyse Silverman devised a “Wheel of Fortune”-style game for youth at Temple El Emeth. “Apples dipped in honey” relates to the traditional foods eaten at Rosh Hashanah to ensure a “sweet” new year. Guessing the phrase are, from left, Meryl Schor, Taylor Burdman, Korey Burdman, Ariella Westreich and Sophie Alpert.

Elyse Silverman devised a “Wheel of Fortune”-style game for youth ...

Elyse Silverman devised a “Wheel of Fortune”-style game for youth at Temple El Emeth. “Apples dipped in honey” relates to the traditional foods eaten at Rosh Hashanah to ensure a “sweet” new year. Guessing the ...


Rabbi Joseph Schonberger of Temple El Emeth in Liberty leads the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) during a practice session with Meryl Schor, 14, left, and Korey Burdman, 15. The traditional sounding of the ram’s horn will be part of High Holiday services. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown tonight.

Rabbi Joseph Schonberger of Temple El Emeth in Liberty leads ...

Rabbi Joseph Schonberger of Temple El Emeth in Liberty leads the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) during a practice session with Meryl Schor, 14, left, and Korey Burdman, 15. The traditional sounding of the ...