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John R. Less and Andra J. Sanders

John R. Less and Andra J. Sanders

John R. Less and Andra J. Sanders


Brian Ramunno and Andrea Pavlichich

Brian Ramunno and Andrea Pavlichich

Brian Ramunno and Andrea Pavlichich


Matthew D. Barth and Victoria E. Colacino

Matthew D. Barth and Victoria E. Colacino

Matthew D. Barth and Victoria E. Colacino


TAYLOR MIOKOVIC <br>
Poland first baseman

TAYLOR MIOKOVIC
Poland first baseman

TAYLOR MIOKOVIC
Poland first baseman


JOEL HAKE <br>
Ursuline second baseman

JOEL HAKE
Ursuline second baseman

JOEL HAKE
Ursuline second baseman


Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan, a partner in the Team Valor horse racing consortium, holds the bridle of Went the Day Well, the team’s contender in the 138th Kentucky Derby. Last year, Team Valor’s Animal Kingdom won the 137th Kentucky Derby as a 21-1 longshot. Went the Day Well also is expected to be a 20-1 longshot in this year’s race, which is Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan, a partner in the Team Valor ...

Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan, a partner in the Team Valor horse racing consortium, holds the bridle of Went the Day Well, the team’s contender in the 138th Kentucky Derby. Last year, Team Valor’s Animal Kingdom ...


Youngstown State senior Haley Thomas rounds first base on her way to second during the first game of a doubleheader against the University of Illinois-Chicago on Sunday at McCune Park in Canfield. The Penguins split with the Flames, dropping the first game 11-8, but winning the nightcap 9-7. Thomas went 4-for-8 on the day to tie the team’s single-season hits record of 64 set by Amanda Berry in 2003.

Youngstown State senior Haley Thomas rounds first base on her ...

Youngstown State senior Haley Thomas rounds first base on her way to second during the first game of a doubleheader against the University of Illinois-Chicago on Sunday at McCune Park in Canfield. The Penguins split ...


The $1.7 million reconfiguration of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s Motherhouse includes common areas
that will be used for socialization and relaxation once the area is completed. Architects came up with a plan in which two sections of the floor were removed from the second floor, opening up a two-story atrium that allows light to shine down into the lower level.

The $1.7 million reconfiguration of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s ...

The $1.7 million reconfiguration of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s Motherhouse includes common areas that will be used for socialization and relaxation once the area is completed. Architects came up with a plan in which ...


Supervisor and trainer Judy Sluss, left, of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County helps Theresa Semchee during a class on downloading eBooks.

Supervisor and trainer Judy Sluss, left, of the Public Library ...

Supervisor and trainer Judy Sluss, left, of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County helps Theresa Semchee during a class on downloading eBooks.


Bob Neapolitan, left, and Frank Augustine, owners of Nature’s Wonders Greenhouse on West Western Reserve Road look over their array of plants from around the world. The greenhouse will open to the public May 10.

Bob Neapolitan, left, and Frank Augustine, owners of Nature’s Wonders ...

Bob Neapolitan, left, and Frank Augustine, owners of Nature’s Wonders Greenhouse on West Western Reserve Road look over their array of plants from around the world. The greenhouse will open to the public May 10.


John Mesmer of Struthers slowly walks backward into McKelvey Lake in Youngstown where the Mahoning County
sheriff ’s dive team trained Sunday in locating evidence at the bottom of a lake.

John Mesmer of Struthers slowly walks backward into McKelvey Lake ...

John Mesmer of Struthers slowly walks backward into McKelvey Lake in Youngstown where the Mahoning County sheriff ’s dive team trained Sunday in locating evidence at the bottom of a lake.


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The Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Annual Festival took place at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall recently, followed by an honors recital. More than 300 students, from pre-K through 12th grade, participated in 500 events. The children are awarded certificates and Gold Cups for their hard work. From left to right are members of the District 1-B Festival Committee, Audrey Rhinehart, judge chair from North Jackson (also the OFMC Junior Festival state chair); Elizabeth Masternick, program chair from Canfield; Cindy Cleeland, Gold Cup chair from Austintown; and Pat Paridon, OFMC District 1-B chair from Niles. Absent is Gretchen Hrusovsky, monitor chair from Cortland. For information about the event visit www.ofmc.org or www.nfmc-music.org.

The Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Annual Festival took place ...

The Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Annual Festival took place at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall recently, followed by an honors recital. More than 300 students, from pre-K through 12th grade, participated in 500 events. ...


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Stephanie N. Lynn and Shawn M. Penwell

Stephanie N. Lynn and Shawn M. Penwell

Stephanie N. Lynn and Shawn M. Penwell


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Brandon Spickler and Natalie Herter

Brandon Spickler and Natalie Herter

Brandon Spickler and Natalie Herter


Elise M. Kraiosky and Nicholas Stanko

Elise M. Kraiosky and Nicholas Stanko

Elise M. Kraiosky and Nicholas Stanko


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Paul Longo and Faith Moore

Paul Longo and Faith Moore

Paul Longo and Faith Moore


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Walter T. Kotuba and Megan L. Hockensmith

Walter T. Kotuba and Megan L. Hockensmith

Walter T. Kotuba and Megan L. Hockensmith


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Alabama running back Trent Richardson poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the third pick overall by the Cleveland Browns on Thursday in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York. About a half hour before the draft began Cleveland traded its fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round choices with Minnesota to move up from the No. 4 spot to No. 3 and secure Richardson.

Alabama running back Trent Richardson poses with NFL Commissioner Roger ...

Alabama running back Trent Richardson poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the third pick overall by the Cleveland Browns on Thursday in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at ...


Stanford offensive lineman David DeCastro runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. DeCastro was selected as the 24th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the draft on Thursday.

Stanford offensive lineman David DeCastro runs a drill at the ...

Stanford offensive lineman David DeCastro runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. DeCastro was selected as the 24th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the draft on ...


Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton (32) guards Cleveland Cavaliers forward Alonzo Gee (33) during the fi rst half of Thursday’s NBA game in Chicago. The Cavs fell 107-75.

Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton (32) guards Cleveland Cavaliers forward ...

Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton (32) guards Cleveland Cavaliers forward Alonzo Gee (33) during the fi rst half of Thursday’s NBA game in Chicago. The Cavs fell 107-75.


What appears to be a new missile is carried during a mass military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung. Analysts say the half-dozen missiles showcased at the military parade were low-quality fakes.

What appears to be a new missile is carried during ...

What appears to be a new missile is carried during a mass military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s founding father, Kim Il ...


Destiny Gregory, 10, center, and her classmate, Erica Carlisle, 12, read about Mary Leyman, left, a resident of the Goodwill Apartments and their literacy buddy during a book-release event at Taft Elementary School. Taft and Williamson Elementary schools students in the Youngstown Super STARS Afterschool program compiled information during interviews with senior citizens to create a book about the seniors’ lives.

Destiny Gregory, 10, center, and her classmate, Erica Carlisle, 12, ...

Destiny Gregory, 10, center, and her classmate, Erica Carlisle, 12, read about Mary Leyman, left, a resident of the Goodwill Apartments and their literacy buddy during a book-release event at Taft Elementary School. Taft and ...


Mackenzie Kriss of Austintown, left, and Brianna Jukes and Courtney Kensinger, right, both of Hubbard, sit with Nova, a golden retriever, during “Storytime for Dogs” at The Learning Dog training center in Hubbard. The event is part of Hubbard Public Library’s outreach and allows dogs in training to socialize with humans and other dogs.

Mackenzie Kriss of Austintown, left, and Brianna Jukes and Courtney ...

Mackenzie Kriss of Austintown, left, and Brianna Jukes and Courtney Kensinger, right, both of Hubbard, sit with Nova, a golden retriever, during “Storytime for Dogs” at The Learning Dog training center in Hubbard. The event ...


John Scherer, of Fender’s Fish & Llama Farm, of Baltic, Ohio, scoops up fi sh for delivery to customers during a Thursday fish sale at the Canfi eld Fairgrounds, which was sponsored by the Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District.

John Scherer, of Fender’s Fish & Llama Farm, of Baltic, ...

John Scherer, of Fender’s Fish & Llama Farm, of Baltic, Ohio, scoops up fi sh for delivery to customers during a Thursday fish sale at the Canfi eld Fairgrounds, which was sponsored by the Mahoning ...


Ed Goist, left, development officer of WYSU-FM radio station, recently presented a program featuring information on the first “100 Years of Radio” to the American Association of University Women, Warren-Trumbull County Branch. Beth Koch, right, is the AAUW program chairwoman. The organization’s next meeting will be May 5 at Squaw Creek Country Club in Vienna. For information about meetings or joining the group, call 330-898-3696.

Ed Goist, left, development officer of WYSU-FM radio station, recently ...

Ed Goist, left, development officer of WYSU-FM radio station, recently presented a program featuring information on the first “100 Years of Radio” to the American Association of University Women, Warren-Trumbull County Branch. Beth Koch, right, ...


The Youngstown Phantoms’ Dylan Margonari (19) is tripped up by the Green Bay Gamblers’ Markus Lauridsen (23) during the fi rst period of Game 4 of Eastern Conference semifi nals of the USHL’s Clark Cup playoffs Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms led 1-0 after two periods, but the Gamblers rallied to win 4-1,
bringing Youngstown’s season to an end.

The Youngstown Phantoms’ Dylan Margonari (19) is tripped up by ...

The Youngstown Phantoms’ Dylan Margonari (19) is tripped up by the Green Bay Gamblers’ Markus Lauridsen (23) during the fi rst period of Game 4 of Eastern Conference semifi nals of the USHL’s Clark Cup ...


Poland’s Erin Gabriel is greeted by teammates, including Marissa Trevis (12), Arlia Duarte (10) and Kalie Benson (21), as she heads home after hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s softball game against Howland in Poland. As the starting pitcher, Gabriel posted 13 strikeouts and allowed only two hits in the Bulldogs’ 17-2 win over the Tigers.

Poland’s Erin Gabriel is greeted by teammates, including Marissa Trevis ...

Poland’s Erin Gabriel is greeted by teammates, including Marissa Trevis (12), Arlia Duarte (10) and Kalie Benson (21), as she heads home after hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s softball game ...


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at a news conference ...

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.


Chaney sixth-grader Beunita Jones stands by several images she helped create for the book “A Walk In the Garden” based on experiences of 40 students who spent time in Mill Creek Park.

Chaney sixth-grader Beunita Jones stands by several images she helped ...

Chaney sixth-grader Beunita Jones stands by several images she helped create for the book “A Walk In the Garden” based on experiences of 40 students who spent time in Mill Creek Park.


Medelyn Huffman, 3, of Hubbard runs through connective tubing, part of a new exhibit in OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology’s “Who Knows” exhibit. The Home Depot stores of Austintown and Boardman partnered with OH WOW! to contribute and install the new exhibit.

Medelyn Huffman, 3, of Hubbard runs through connective tubing, part ...

Medelyn Huffman, 3, of Hubbard runs through connective tubing, part of a new exhibit in OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology’s “Who Knows” exhibit. The Home Depot stores ...


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Girard Junior Women will sponsor a trunk sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 in the Girard City parking lot, across the street from the Girard City Hall/Justice Center. Preparing for the sale are, from left, Kathy Rossell, Martha Altiere and Laura Sobnosky (and her daughter.) The public is invited to buy or sell items, and spaces to set up a table or sell directly from a car trunk are $10. There also will be a special sale table of items donated by the group. All proceeds will benefit the Girard community. For table reservations call 330-545-5962.

Girard Junior Women will sponsor a trunk sale from 10 ...

Girard Junior Women will sponsor a trunk sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 in the Girard City parking lot, across the street from the Girard City Hall/Justice Center. Preparing for the sale ...


The annual plant sale sponsored by Holborn Herb Growers Guild is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at the Boardman Park Ex-servicemen’s Pavilion (across from park offices). Featured will be culinary and decorative herbs, annuals, perennials, everlastings, fairy gardens and geraniums. The Holborn Herb Growers maintain the gardens throughout Western Reserve Village in the Canfield Fairgrounds and at Boardman Park’s Summer Kitchen. From left to right are Lois Martin-Uscianowski, Sue Petrollini, Laura Bailey, Yvonne Ford, Judy Moore and Jo Bradfield.

The annual plant sale sponsored by Holborn Herb Growers Guild ...

The annual plant sale sponsored by Holborn Herb Growers Guild is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at the Boardman Park Ex-servicemen’s Pavilion (across from park offices). Featured will be culinary and ...


The Women’s Altar and Rosary Guild of St. Thomas the Apostle Church (formerly St. Vincent de Paul), 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, will sponsor its annual rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5. Holding a banner listing the details are, from left, Florence Gordon, treasurer; Pat Slavin, project chairwoman and secretary; and Dianne Setterberg, guild co-president. The sale will include household and kitchen items, linens, crafts, children’s clothes, small furniture, jewelry, books and more. There will be free admission and parking, and Saturday will be half-price day.

The Women’s Altar and Rosary Guild of St. Thomas the ...

The Women’s Altar and Rosary Guild of St. Thomas the Apostle Church (formerly St. Vincent de Paul), 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, will sponsor its annual rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 ...


Bottlers Jeff Riggs and Dave Hoopes pour Italian roast coff ee into Hoppin’ Frogs signature Silk Porter to distribute at the Big Tap In craft beer festival Saturday at Covelli Centre.

Bottlers Jeff Riggs and Dave Hoopes pour Italian roast coff ...

Bottlers Jeff Riggs and Dave Hoopes pour Italian roast coff ee into Hoppin’ Frogs signature Silk Porter to distribute at the Big Tap In craft beer festival Saturday at Covelli Centre.


Boardman’s Devin Campbell (21) eludes Cardinal Mooney defenders Marcus McWilson (4), Joe DeNiro (6) and Courtney Love (9) during Week 2 action in Boardman last season. On Sunday, Love committed to play for Nebraska.

Boardman’s Devin Campbell (21) eludes Cardinal Mooney defenders Marcus McWilson ...

Boardman’s Devin Campbell (21) eludes Cardinal Mooney defenders Marcus McWilson (4), Joe DeNiro (6) and Courtney Love (9) during Week 2 action in Boardman last season. On Sunday, Love committed to play for Nebraska.


Phantoms’ Ryan Lowney (13) tries to keep control of the puck while being defended by the Gamblers’ Dakota Mermis during the first period of the second-round USHL playoff game Tuesday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown.

Phantoms’ Ryan Lowney (13) tries to keep control of the ...

Phantoms’ Ryan Lowney (13) tries to keep control of the puck while being defended by the Gamblers’ Dakota Mermis during the first period of the second-round USHL playoff game Tuesday at the Covelli Centre in ...


Aiello grabs a turtle named Slider from its tank. He and Butcher placed turtles on treadmills to study the relationship between muscle contraction and bone strain. The student and professor’s goal is to improve
human prosthetics.

Aiello grabs a turtle named Slider from its tank. He ...

Aiello grabs a turtle named Slider from its tank. He and Butcher placed turtles on treadmills to study the relationship between muscle contraction and bone strain. The student and professor’s goal is to improve human ...


Members of the Northern Strut Twirling Team are, first row, left to right, Jessica Kozar, Adele Colonna, Cassidy Oyler and Jenna Benson; middle row, Tara Schuster, Kathryn Rosinski, Karlie Kowal and Madeline Crish; and back row, Emmy Graffius, Shannon Chaffee, Anngel Benson, Megan Howard, Monica Mattiussi, Emily Combs and Alyssa Thomas. Missing from the photo is Katie Brown, Amanda Orr, Rebecca Platt, Meghan Susko and Jessica Yozwiak.

Members of the Northern Strut Twirling Team are, first row, ...

Members of the Northern Strut Twirling Team are, first row, left to right, Jessica Kozar, Adele Colonna, Cassidy Oyler and Jenna Benson; middle row, Tara Schuster, Kathryn Rosinski, Karlie Kowal and Madeline Crish; and back ...


Phillip Naples, a second-grade student at South Range Elementary School, knows that it is better to give than to receive. Recently, Phillip won a 20-pound chocolate bunny. His initial reaction was extreme joy, especially because earlier that same day his pet baby bunny had died. However, the next morning he told his parents that he wanted to donate the prize to kids who have cancer. His school had just finished a fundraiser for the cause, and Phillip had collected the most money in his homeroom. Because of dietary restrictions, food of any kind cannot be donated to children’s hospitals, and Akron Children’s Hospital suggested that it go to Beatitude House, a women and children’s shelter. Sister Mary Alice, education director, standing with Phillip, and Dorothy Fields, secretary of House of Blessing-Youngstown, were thrilled to receive the gift that Phillip and his father delivered.

Phillip Naples, a second-grade student at South Range Elementary School, ...

Phillip Naples, a second-grade student at South Range Elementary School, knows that it is better to give than to receive. Recently, Phillip won a 20-pound chocolate bunny. His initial reaction was extreme joy, especially because ...


Above is the Northstar injection-well site on Ohio Works Drive in Youngstown. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has 19 applications to drill new disposal wells, and is reviewing the applications under a new set of safety standards, a spokeswoman said.

Above is the Northstar injection-well site on Ohio Works Drive ...

Above is the Northstar injection-well site on Ohio Works Drive in Youngstown. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has 19 applications to drill new disposal wells, and is reviewing the applications under a new set ...


Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells


Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells


Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells


Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells

Poland Municipal Forest Bluebells


Robert K Yosay | The Vindicator: Chairwomen of the Angels of Easter Seals Spring Luncheon & Style Show, planned for May 10 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman, are, left to right, Lynn Sahli, Sally Reedy and Jane Evans. Little Lily DeMarco, 5, is an Easter Seals client.

Robert K Yosay | The Vindicator: Chairwomen of the Angels ...

Robert K Yosay | The Vindicator: Chairwomen of the Angels of Easter Seals Spring Luncheon & Style Show, planned for May 10 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman, are, left to right, Lynn Sahli, Sally Reedy ...


Joshua Crissman and Jessica Bayer

Joshua Crissman and Jessica Bayer

Joshua Crissman and Jessica Bayer


Jamie L. Rivello and Daniel A. Monico

Jamie L. Rivello and Daniel A. Monico

Jamie L. Rivello and Daniel A. Monico


Abbey M. Crouse and Raymond Porea

Abbey M. Crouse and Raymond Porea

Abbey M. Crouse and Raymond Porea


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Greer

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Emily Evans and Drew Van Jura

Emily Evans and Drew Van Jura

Emily Evans and Drew Van Jura


Johnny Colarich and Lorrie Breetz

Johnny Colarich and Lorrie Breetz

Johnny Colarich and Lorrie Breetz


Jennifer L. Green and Donald E. Powell Jr.

Jennifer L. Green and Donald E. Powell Jr.

Jennifer L. Green and Donald E. Powell Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kowal

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kowal

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kowal


Melissa Cain and Robert Dripps

Melissa Cain and Robert Dripps

Melissa Cain and Robert Dripps


Scott Keene and Ashley Ambrosia

Scott Keene and Ashley Ambrosia

Scott Keene and Ashley Ambrosia


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ulrich

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ulrich

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ulrich


Mr. and Mrs. William Weems

Mr. and Mrs. William Weems

Mr. and Mrs. William Weems


Robert Lovell and Katie Taybus

Robert Lovell and Katie Taybus

Robert Lovell and Katie Taybus


Ted Cubbison, third from left, a member of the Youngstown Lions Club, recently received one of the highest awards in Lionism for his outstanding work and dedication to the club. The prestigious past district governor’s award is given to very few people, and five past district governors attended the local group’s weekly meeting at Park Vista Retirement Center in Youngstown to present the award. They are, from left, Harold Ullman, Ron Clifton, Bob Whitehead, Don Martin and Ted Filmer. Cubbison is a resident at the retirement center.

Ted Cubbison, third from left, a member of the Youngstown ...

Ted Cubbison, third from left, a member of the Youngstown Lions Club, recently received one of the highest awards in Lionism for his outstanding work and dedication to the club. The prestigious past district governor’s ...


Three members of Boardman Memorial American Legion Post 565 recently received 50-year membership awards at a meeting that took place at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Boardman. Recipients were Angelo Cercone, Tom Kurochak and Peter Vitko. Milo Sincich of Seabrook, Texas, was unable to attend the event, but was recognized as a 60-year member. Shown are award recipients and post officers, from left, back row, Steve Janis, adjutant; Ted Vestal, sgt. of arms; Tom LaPaze, financial officer; Ed Onderko, second vice commander; and John Molson, chaplain. In the front row are Cercone; Vitko, J.E. Malys, commander; and Kurochak.

Three members of Boardman Memorial American Legion Post 565 recently ...

Three members of Boardman Memorial American Legion Post 565 recently received 50-year membership awards at a meeting that took place at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Boardman. Recipients were Angelo Cercone, Tom Kurochak and Peter ...


Liberty Block Watch

Liberty Block Watch

Liberty Block Watch


The Youngstown Foundation has awarded the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s Apartments for Senior Citizens of Limited Income Project a grant of $20,000. Jan Strasfeld, left, executive director of the foundation, recently presented a ceremonial check to Sister Nancy Dawson, right, general superior of the Ursuline Sisters. In May, the Sisters will begin construction in consonance with Universal Design principles on 12 barrier-free apartments in the west wing of their Motherhouse in Canfield, a project that will cost approximately $1.2 million. In addition to gaining safe and affordable housing, area seniors of more moderate income will benefit from socialization and having access to numerous programs offered at The Ursuline Center and Motherhouse. The Youngstown Foundation is the eighth-largest community foundation in Ohio and ranks among the top 10 percent in the country.

The Youngstown Foundation has awarded the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s ...

The Youngstown Foundation has awarded the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s Apartments for Senior Citizens of Limited Income Project a grant of $20,000. Jan Strasfeld, left, executive director of the foundation, recently presented a ceremonial check ...


Buckeyes running back Jordan Hall (7) welcomes the opportunity to be the featured back at Ohio State. Short in
stature, he figures to play a big role in the Buckeyes hurry-up offense.

Buckeyes running back Jordan Hall (7) welcomes the opportunity to ...

Buckeyes running back Jordan Hall (7) welcomes the opportunity to be the featured back at Ohio State. Short in stature, he figures to play a big role in the Buckeyes hurry-up offense.


The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Steve Sullivan celebrates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers’ Kimmo
Timonen, center, and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoff s Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. On the verge of a sweep, the Penguins rallied with a vengeance to defeat the Flyers, 10-3, and avoid elimination. The series move back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Friday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Steve Sullivan celebrates after scoring a goal ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Steve Sullivan celebrates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen, center, and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the ...


Champion’s Haylee Gardiner (22) connects for a hit in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s softball game against Mathews in Champion. The Golden Flashes blasted the Mustangs, 15-0, behind Gardiner, who cracked a three-run home run in the first inning, and teammate Lindsay Swipas, who tossed a five-inning, 12-strikeout no hitter.

Champion’s Haylee Gardiner (22) connects for a hit in the ...

Champion’s Haylee Gardiner (22) connects for a hit in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s softball game against Mathews in Champion. The Golden Flashes blasted the Mustangs, 15-0, behind Gardiner, who cracked a ...


General Motors employees work on a van assembly line at GM’s plant in Wentzville, Mo. The U.S. auto industry, already stretched to meet growing car and truck sales, faces parts shortages that could limit the number of new vehicles in showrooms later this year and crimp a historic turnaround.

General Motors employees work on a van assembly line at ...

General Motors employees work on a van assembly line at GM’s plant in Wentzville, Mo. The U.S. auto industry, already stretched to meet growing car and truck sales, faces parts shortages that could limit the ...


Homestead Park on Dewey Avenue is among 12 parks nationwide getting a $20,000 makeover from the Sprite Spark Parks Project, a program from the Coca-Cola Co. The program is providing the money for improvements.

Homestead Park on Dewey Avenue is among 12 parks nationwide ...

Homestead Park on Dewey Avenue is among 12 parks nationwide getting a $20,000 makeover from the Sprite Spark Parks Project, a program from the Coca-Cola Co. The program is providing the money for improvements.


James Graham, AMVETS Department of Ohio commander, left, gives John “J.P.” Brown III of Boardman, former state and natonal AMVETS commander, candy as an honorary gift for AMVETS Post 44, 305 Elm St., Struthers, which had a grand opening Wednesday.

James Graham, AMVETS Department of Ohio commander, left, gives John ...

James Graham, AMVETS Department of Ohio commander, left, gives John “J.P.” Brown III of Boardman, former state and natonal AMVETS commander, candy as an honorary gift for AMVETS Post 44, 305 Elm St., Struthers, which ...


John McCague, of Buckeye Bleacher Repair in Sunbury, Ohio, installs new aluminum bleachers Wednesday morning in a section of Falcon Stadium in Austintown. The bleachers are replacing the last remaining section of original wooden bleachers, which were installed when the stadium was built in 1970.

John McCague, of Buckeye Bleacher Repair in Sunbury, Ohio, installs ...

John McCague, of Buckeye Bleacher Repair in Sunbury, Ohio, installs new aluminum bleachers Wednesday morning in a section of Falcon Stadium in Austintown. The bleachers are replacing the last remaining section of original wooden bleachers, ...


John Carrier and Gina Sciortino

John Carrier and Gina Sciortino

John Carrier and Gina Sciortino


White House Fruit Farm in Canfield recently announced the winners of its fourth annual Apple Dessert Recipe Contest. Prizes included apples for a year and White House gift certificates. All entry fees were matched by the farm market and donated to Second Harvest Food Bank along with 60 bushels of apples. Entries were judged on appearance, taste and creative use of apples. Standing in the front row, from left, are Barb Morell of Canfield, first place winner for her Golden Apple and Brambles Cake with Irish Whiskey Custard Sauce; Lisa Marx of Hubbard, third place for her Caramel Apple Cheesecake; and Rita Esbenshade of Salem, second place for her Apple Cake. In the back row, at far left, Debbie Pifer, owner of White House, stands with contest judges Regina Reynolds and Glenn Stevens of WFMJ; Mike Iberis, director of Second Harvest; and Carol Rimedio-Righetti, Mahoning County Commissioner. All recipes received will appear in the next printing of the White House Apple Dessert Cookbook.

White House Fruit Farm in Canfield recently announced the winners ...

White House Fruit Farm in Canfield recently announced the winners of its fourth annual Apple Dessert Recipe Contest. Prizes included apples for a year and White House gift certificates. All entry fees were matched by ...


The Rotary Club of Austintown inducted Kristofer Sperry into the club. Proposed by Jerry Haber and inducted by Chuck Baker, member, Sperry’s induction took place April 2 at the regular meeting. Sperry is owner of Myrddin Winery and offers local and regional award-winning handcrafted wines. The address is 3020 Scenic Ave., Berlin Center. Above, President Deanna Spirko and Baker welcome Sperry.

The Rotary Club of Austintown inducted Kristofer Sperry into the ...

The Rotary Club of Austintown inducted Kristofer Sperry into the club. Proposed by Jerry Haber and inducted by Chuck Baker, member, Sperry’s induction took place April 2 at the regular meeting. Sperry is owner of ...


Dina Harris and Ronnie Williams

Dina Harris and Ronnie Williams

Dina Harris and Ronnie Williams


Warren G. Harding High School senior Samantha Arthur, left, controls a student- built robot, while the robotics team coach Keith Rising and senior team member Tyler Nimmagadda look on. The team will compete in a national robotics competition April 25-28 in St. Louis.

Warren G. Harding High School senior Samantha Arthur, left, controls ...

Warren G. Harding High School senior Samantha Arthur, left, controls a student- built robot, while the robotics team coach Keith Rising and senior team member Tyler Nimmagadda look on. The team will compete in a ...


Kenny Crawford, a senior at Warren G. Harding High School, is a member of the robotics team there. The team Delphi ELITE won the chairman’s award at its competition in Pittsburgh last month and will compete in St. Louis next week.

Kenny Crawford, a senior at Warren G. Harding High School, ...

Kenny Crawford, a senior at Warren G. Harding High School, is a member of the robotics team there. The team Delphi ELITE won the chairman’s award at its competition in Pittsburgh last month and will ...


Warren G. Harding High School's robotics team — Delphi ELITE — won the chairman’s award at its competition in Pittsburgh last month and will compete in St. Louis next week.

Warren G. Harding High School's robotics team — Delphi ELITE ...

Warren G. Harding High School's robotics team — Delphi ELITE — won the chairman’s award at its competition in Pittsburgh last month and will compete in St. Louis next week.


Florida quarterback John Brantley (12) is sacked by Ohio State defensive tackle John Simon (54), a Cardinal
Mooney graduate, during the first half of the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida quarterback John Brantley (12) is sacked by Ohio State ...

Florida quarterback John Brantley (12) is sacked by Ohio State defensive tackle John Simon (54), a Cardinal Mooney graduate, during the first half of the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.


The Plaza Azteca restaurant in Niles features upscale Mexican cuisine such as this Salmon Pasilla dish, which includes a pan roasted Salmon filet, grilled vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and a honey Pasilla sauce.

The Plaza Azteca restaurant in Niles features upscale Mexican cuisine ...

The Plaza Azteca restaurant in Niles features upscale Mexican cuisine such as this Salmon Pasilla dish, which includes a pan roasted Salmon filet, grilled vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and a honey Pasilla sauce.


Employee Trino Ortega makes fresh guacamole. Customers can choose how much of which ingredients to make the guacamole suit their preferences in flavor and spiciness.

Employee Trino Ortega makes fresh guacamole. Customers can choose how ...

Employee Trino Ortega makes fresh guacamole. Customers can choose how much of which ingredients to make the guacamole suit their preferences in flavor and spiciness.


Howland third basemen Tim Schulman (3) goes to his knees to catch a throw as Austintown Fitch’s Alex Sierra slides into third base during Tuesday’s game.

Howland third basemen Tim Schulman (3) goes to his knees ...

Howland third basemen Tim Schulman (3) goes to his knees to catch a throw as Austintown Fitch’s Alex Sierra slides into third base during Tuesday’s game.


Right now, Alex Gacek could be finishing up his freshman year at Miami (Ohio). The Dracut, Mass., opted to come back for a second stint with the Youngstown Phantoms instead of becoming a RedHawk.

Right now, Alex Gacek could be finishing up his freshman ...

Right now, Alex Gacek could be finishing up his freshman year at Miami (Ohio). The Dracut, Mass., opted to come back for a second stint with the Youngstown Phantoms instead of becoming a RedHawk.


The flare from the gas burnoff from a Marcellus Shale well is seen over the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum, Pa. The flaring is a controlled burn to release pressure and test the volume of gas inside a well, according to drilling company Range Resources.

The flare from the gas burnoff from a Marcellus Shale ...

The flare from the gas burnoff from a Marcellus Shale well is seen over the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum, Pa. The flaring is a controlled burn to release pressure and test the volume of ...


The flare from the gas burnoff from a Marcellus Shale well is seen over the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum,
Pa. The flaring is a controlled burn to release pressure and test the volume of gas inside a well, according
to drilling company Range Resources.

The flare from the gas burnoff from a Marcellus Shale ...

The flare from the gas burnoff from a Marcellus Shale well is seen over the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum, Pa. The flaring is a controlled burn to release pressure and test the volume of ...


In this image made from video Monday and provided by WMAZ-13 TV, kindergartner Salecia Johnson, 6, is shown at her home near Milledgeville, Ga. Police handcuff ed the girl after she threw a tantrum.

In this image made from video Monday and provided by ...

In this image made from video Monday and provided by WMAZ-13 TV, kindergartner Salecia Johnson, 6, is shown at her home near Milledgeville, Ga. Police handcuff ed the girl after she threw a tantrum.


Those entering the Avalon Gardens auction stand outside as the sale progresses inside the former tavern and restaurant on Belmont Avenue. The contents of the North Side landmark were sold Monday.

Those entering the Avalon Gardens auction stand outside as the ...

Those entering the Avalon Gardens auction stand outside as the sale progresses inside the former tavern and restaurant on Belmont Avenue. The contents of the North Side landmark were sold Monday.


Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds, right, puts the puck past the reach of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for a goal during the second period of Game 3 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Sunday in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds, right, puts the puck past the ...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds, right, puts the puck past the reach of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for a goal during the second period of Game 3 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series ...


Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson talks to students and faculty Monday afternoon at Kilcawley Center in a special question-and-answer session.

Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson talks to students and ...

Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson talks to students and faculty Monday afternoon at Kilcawley Center in a special question-and-answer session.


Dylan Margonari of the Youngstown Phantoms, center, keeps his eye on the puck as Cedar Rapids RoughRiders’ John Gilmour, left, and Ian Brady try for control during the first period of Monday’s playoff game at the Covelli Centre.

Dylan Margonari of the Youngstown Phantoms, center, keeps his eye ...

Dylan Margonari of the Youngstown Phantoms, center, keeps his eye on the puck as Cedar Rapids RoughRiders’ John Gilmour, left, and Ian Brady try for control during the first period of Monday’s playoff game at ...


Poland’s Kalie Benson puts the tag on Canfield’s Alexa Bodine, who was safe trying to reach second base during their game at Canfield High. The Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away for the 9-2 victory over their rivals.

Poland’s Kalie Benson puts the tag on Canfield’s Alexa Bodine, ...

Poland’s Kalie Benson puts the tag on Canfield’s Alexa Bodine, who was safe trying to reach second base during their game at Canfield High. The Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the seventh ...


Robert J. King III and Cynthia A. Gaul

Robert J. King III and Cynthia A. Gaul

Robert J. King III and Cynthia A. Gaul


Katherine A. Kopper and Ryan M. Bonacci

Katherine A. Kopper and Ryan M. Bonacci

Katherine A. Kopper and Ryan M. Bonacci


Virgil C. Gilea and Brandy L. Kelly

Virgil C. Gilea and Brandy L. Kelly

Virgil C. Gilea and Brandy L. Kelly


From left, Joseph Cochran of Pulaski, Pa., Michael Giambattista of Canfield and Taylor Brandt of Leavittsburg are honored as Alumni Legacy scholarship recipients at the YSU Alumni House on Sunday.

From left, Joseph Cochran of Pulaski, Pa., Michael Giambattista of ...

From left, Joseph Cochran of Pulaski, Pa., Michael Giambattista of Canfield and Taylor Brandt of Leavittsburg are honored as Alumni Legacy scholarship recipients at the YSU Alumni House on Sunday.


Construction crews pull off old bridge decks to build new ones along Interstate 680 northbound between South Avenue and Market Street. Two projects on the interstate cost about $19 million. The entire seven-bridge project on I-680 is projected to be completed in July 2013.

Construction crews pull off old bridge decks to build new ...

Construction crews pull off old bridge decks to build new ones along Interstate 680 northbound between South Avenue and Market Street. Two projects on the interstate cost about $19 million. The entire seven-bridge project on ...


Austintown Township Trustee David Ditzler, left, Fiscal Officer Laurie Wolfe and Zoning Inspector Darren Crivelli stand in front of a dilapidated property at 252 Four Mile Run Road, one of six homes on the township’s demolition list. But lack of funding is preventing the township from demolishing four of them, including this abandoned house.

Austintown Township Trustee David Ditzler, left, Fiscal Officer Laurie Wolfe ...

Austintown Township Trustee David Ditzler, left, Fiscal Officer Laurie Wolfe and Zoning Inspector Darren Crivelli stand in front of a dilapidated property at 252 Four Mile Run Road, one of six homes on the township’s ...


JT Stengien (17), the Youngstown Phantoms’ leading scorer, and his teammates are ready for the biggest
game in the franchise’s three USHL seasons when they face the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in Game 1 of the
USHL Clark Cup Eastern Conference playoff s tonight at the Covelli Centre. The two teams have played four
times this season, with the Phantoms winning three.

JT Stengien (17), the Youngstown Phantoms’ leading scorer, and his ...

JT Stengien (17), the Youngstown Phantoms’ leading scorer, and his teammates are ready for the biggest game in the franchise’s three USHL seasons when they face the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in Game 1 of the ...


The YSU Penguins will hold their 15th and final spring practice tonight with the coaches emphasizing off season
workouts. For the defense, that means working on fundamentals, said sophomore linebacker Travis Williams (6).

The YSU Penguins will hold their 15th and final spring ...

The YSU Penguins will hold their 15th and final spring practice tonight with the coaches emphasizing off season workouts. For the defense, that means working on fundamentals, said sophomore linebacker Travis Williams (6).


The Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux holds on to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby as Crosby and teammate Kimmo Timonen square off during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. More fists were flying than shots on goal during the fight-fraught afternoon, which ended with the Flyers pummeling the Penguins on the scoreboard, 8-4, and jumping out to a three-game lead in the series.

The Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux holds on to the Pittsburgh ...

The Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux holds on to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby as Crosby and teammate Kimmo Timonen square off during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference ...


Dan Kryger of Hermitage, Pa., points out details of his son’s Cobrathemed motorcycle to Jeanne and Del Hanuschak of Boardman and Kay Chaszeyka, who is the mother of the artist, at the exhibit of airbrush art by Steve Chaszeyka of New Middletown at the Butler.

Dan Kryger of Hermitage, Pa., points out details of his ...

Dan Kryger of Hermitage, Pa., points out details of his son’s Cobrathemed motorcycle to Jeanne and Del Hanuschak of Boardman and Kay Chaszeyka, who is the mother of the artist, at the exhibit of airbrush ...


The 1.5-mile Mill Creek MetroParks East Golf Hike/Bike Trail runs from Route 224 to Shields Road in Boardman. YSU conducted a study on how people use the trail, based on data from 2010.

The 1.5-mile Mill Creek MetroParks East Golf Hike/Bike Trail runs ...

The 1.5-mile Mill Creek MetroParks East Golf Hike/Bike Trail runs from Route 224 to Shields Road in Boardman. YSU conducted a study on how people use the trail, based on data from 2010.


A unique emigrant inland forwarding order to the White Star office in New York, is seen at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, England Thursday, April 3, 2008. The order, expected to fetch 20,000-30,000 pounds, US$ 39,000-59,000, euro25,000-38,000 was recovered from the body of Carl Asplund who drowned on the Titanic and is part of the Lillian Asplund collection of Titanic related items which go on auction on April 19.  Asplund was 5 in April 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage from England to New York. Her father and three siblings were among 1,500 people who died. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A unique emigrant inland forwarding order to the White Star ...

A unique emigrant inland forwarding order to the White Star office in New York, is seen at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, England Thursday, April 3, 2008. The order, expected to fetch ...


This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS  Titanic, Inc. shows a cherub that once adorned the grand staircase of the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the  tragedy, on display.  The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012 100 years after the sinking of the ship. (AP Photo/RMS  Titanic, Inc.)

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc. ...

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc. shows a cherub that once adorned the grand staircase of the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the ...


Second class serving china used by passengers  is a part of the artifacts collection of the Titanic which is in a secret hiding place in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008 being prepared for shipping to the Georgia Aquarium for the public to see later.  (AP Photo/Stanley Leary)

Second class serving china used by passengers is a part ...

Second class serving china used by passengers is a part of the artifacts collection of the Titanic which is in a secret hiding place in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008 being prepared for shipping to ...


Second class china used by passengers  is a part of the artifacts collection of the Titanic which is in a secret hiding place in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008 being prepared for shipping to the Georgia Aquarium for the public to see later.  (AP Photo/Stanley Leary)

Second class china used by passengers is a part of ...

Second class china used by passengers is a part of the artifacts collection of the Titanic which is in a secret hiding place in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008 being prepared for shipping to the ...


The Luxury liner Titanic departs Southampton, England, prior to her maiden Atlantic voyage on April 10, 1912.  (AP Photo)

The Luxury liner Titanic departs Southampton, England, prior to her ...

The Luxury liner Titanic departs Southampton, England, prior to her maiden Atlantic voyage on April 10, 1912. (AP Photo)


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR...Frank Rendes and his Titanic memorabilia   - E. Liberty St., Girard ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR...Frank Rendes and his Titanic memorabilia - ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR...Frank Rendes and his Titanic memorabilia - E. Liberty St., Girard ...-30-


This undated image obtained from the Library of Congress shows views of the Olympic, right, and the Titanic in shipyard construction scaffolding in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

This undated image obtained from the Library of Congress shows ...

This undated image obtained from the Library of Congress shows views of the Olympic, right, and the Titanic in shipyard construction scaffolding in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ...


The end of a deck bench which is part of the artifacts collection of the Titanic is in a secret hiding place in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008 being prepared for shipping to the Georgia Aquarium for the public to see later.  (AP Photo/Stanley Leary)

The end of a deck bench which is part of ...

The end of a deck bench which is part of the artifacts collection of the Titanic is in a secret hiding place in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008 being prepared for shipping to the Georgia ...


A Titanic life-preserver, belong to a survivor, which is being auctioned in a Christie's Maritime sale, London, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. The century-old canvas jacket, lined with buoyant cork, belonged to Mabel Francatelli, one of 12 passengers to escape from the RMS Titanic in a lifeboat built to fit 40, the London-based auction house said. Her vest _ carrying her faded signature and those of seven other survivors _ was offered for sale along with a letter she wrote describing what happened that night. The lot was expected to sell for at least 50,000 pounds (US$100,000; 70,000), Christie's said.((AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A Titanic life-preserver, belong to a survivor, which is being ...

A Titanic life-preserver, belong to a survivor, which is being auctioned in a Christie's Maritime sale, London, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. The century-old canvas jacket, lined with buoyant cork, belonged to Mabel Francatelli, one of ...


One of Titanic's life vests sits in front of a period poster advertising the White Star Line Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, as part of the Titanic exhibit at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va. The show, opening Saturday, Jan. 24, will feature numerous displays chronicling Titanic's fateful maiden voyage and the efforts undertaken to rescue passengers from the sinking ship. (AP Photo/Philip Holman)

One of Titanic's life vests sits in front of a ...

One of Titanic's life vests sits in front of a period poster advertising the White Star Line Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, as part of the Titanic exhibit at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va. ...


The British liner Titanic sails out of Southampton, England, at the start of its doomed voyage on April 10, 1912. The ship struck an iceberg and sank on April 14-15, killing more than 1,500 of the 2,200 people aboard, many of them because there weren't enough lifeboats. (AP Photo)

The British liner Titanic sails out of Southampton, England, at ...

The British liner Titanic sails out of Southampton, England, at the start of its doomed voyage on April 10, 1912. The ship struck an iceberg and sank on April 14-15, killing more than 1,500 of ...


FILE--Undated file photo of the doomed liner the S.S. Titanic. Salvage operators hope to raise a large chunk of the British liner, which sunk on it's maiden voyage 84 years ago, when it struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic. The salvage operation planned for late August.(AP Photo/PA,Files)

FILE--Undated file photo of the doomed liner the S.S. Titanic. ...

FILE--Undated file photo of the doomed liner the S.S. Titanic. Salvage operators hope to raise a large chunk of the British liner, which sunk on it's maiden voyage 84 years ago, when it struck an ...


** FILE **  In this 1912 file photo and provided by the Frank O. Braynard Collection, the Titanic leaves on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book. (AP Photo/Frank O. Braynard Collection, FILE)

** FILE ** In this 1912 file photo and provided ...

** FILE ** In this 1912 file photo and provided by the Frank O. Braynard Collection, the Titanic leaves on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ...


A graphic illustrates the location where the wreck of the Titanic was found upright and intact by scientists September 1, 1985. It lies 560 miles (900 km) west of Newfoundland in water two and a half miles (4000 meters) deep by a navy ship, photographed by cameras on board the unmanned Argo vehicle. The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage April 14, 1912 after an iceberg cut a 300 foot gash in its side, killing 1513 people. 700 managed to survive. (AP Photo)

A graphic illustrates the location where the wreck of the ...

A graphic illustrates the location where the wreck of the Titanic was found upright and intact by scientists September 1, 1985. It lies 560 miles (900 km) west of Newfoundland in water two and a ...


An undated image made available Saturday Sept. 22, 2007 of the key to the binoculars store on the Titanic, which fetched 90,000 pounds (US$181,000/130,500 euro) at auctioneers Henry Aldridge in Devizes, southern England, Saturday. The key, marked with the tag "Crows Nest Telephone Titanic" was not on the ship when she set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on Wednesday April 10, 1912. As a result the lookouts could not open the cabinet and had to rely on the naked eye as the ship navigated a treacherous ice field. A postcard (rear) sent home by a passenger on-board sold for 17,000 pounds (US$34,200/24,600 euro). (AP Photo/Henry Aldridge, HO) ** NO SALES **

An undated image made available Saturday Sept. 22, 2007 of ...

An undated image made available Saturday Sept. 22, 2007 of the key to the binoculars store on the Titanic, which fetched 90,000 pounds (US$181,000/130,500 euro) at auctioneers Henry Aldridge in Devizes, southern England, Saturday. The ...


Currency, is shown as part of the artifacts collection at a warehouse in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008. The 5,500-piece collection contains almost everything recovered from the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, which has sat 2.5 miles below the surface of the Atlantic ocean since the boat sank on April 15, 1912. (AP Photo/RMS Titanic, Inc.)

Currency, is shown as part of the artifacts collection at ...

Currency, is shown as part of the artifacts collection at a warehouse in Atlanta, Friday, Aug 15, 2008. The 5,500-piece collection contains almost everything recovered from the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, which has sat ...


A memorial to the men who perished in the Titanic disaster of 1912 was unveiled in Washington, D.C., on May 26, 1931, near the Licoln Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to the "men who gave their lives that woman and children might be saved". President Hoover was among the many distingueshed guests. (AP Photo)

A memorial to the men who perished in the Titanic ...

A memorial to the men who perished in the Titanic disaster of 1912 was unveiled in Washington, D.C., on May 26, 1931, near the Licoln Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to the "men who gave ...


A unique emigrant inland forwarding order to the White Star office in New York, is seen at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, England Thursday, April 3, 2008. The order, expected to fetch 20,000-30,000 pounds, US$ 39,000-59,000, euro25,000-38,000, was recovered from the body of Carl Asplund who drowned on the Titanic and is part of the Lillian Asplund collection of Titanic related items which go on auction on April 19.  Asplund was 5 in April 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage from England to New York. Her father and three siblings were among 1,500 people who died. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A unique emigrant inland forwarding order to the White Star ...

A unique emigrant inland forwarding order to the White Star office in New York, is seen at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, England Thursday, April 3, 2008. The order, expected to fetch ...


A gold plated Waltham American pocket watch, the property of Carl Asplund, is seen at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers  in Devizes, Wiltshire, England Thursday, April 3, 2008. The watch, expected to reach 15,000- 20,000 pounds, euro19, 000-25,000, US$30,000- 39,000 was recovered from the body of Carl Asplund who drowned on the Titanic and is part of the Lillian Asplund collection, the last American survivor of the disaster, which go on auction on April 19. Asplund was 5 in April 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage from England to New York. Her father and three siblings were among 1,500 people who died. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A gold plated Waltham American pocket watch, the property of ...

A gold plated Waltham American pocket watch, the property of Carl Asplund, is seen at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, England Thursday, April 3, 2008. The watch, expected to reach 15,000- 20,000 ...


The liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage Wednesday, April 10, 1912. (AP photo)

The liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage ...

The liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage Wednesday, April 10, 1912. (AP photo)


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An original Titanic third class menu postcard is seen at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Mass., Sunday, May 1, 2005.  Detailing the meals available on April 14, 1912 is seen on one side of the card. The item will be auctioned off with other rare Titanic relics at the Museum. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)

An original Titanic third class menu postcard is seen at ...

An original Titanic third class menu postcard is seen at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Mass., Sunday, May 1, 2005. Detailing the meals available on April 14, 1912 is seen on one side ...


Survivors of the Titanic, from left, Reginald Burgess, 64, from Southampton, Edith L. Russell, from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and Edward Ryan, from Hull, Yorkshire, are shown in this undated photo at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London, England.  The trio and eleven other survivors are attending a reception in connection with the film, "A Night to Remember" that is to be filmed by the Rank Organization.  Russell, a fashion journalist and a first-class passenger on the Titanic, is holding the "lucky pig" that she had taken with her on the ill-fated voyage.  Burgess was a chef's assistant and Ryan a passenger on the ocean liner that sank April 15, 1912.  (AP Photo)

Survivors of the Titanic, from left, Reginald Burgess, 64, from ...

Survivors of the Titanic, from left, Reginald Burgess, 64, from Southampton, Edith L. Russell, from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and Edward Ryan, from Hull, Yorkshire, are shown in this undated photo at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester ...


FILE--The Titanic leaves on her maiden voyage in this 1912 file photo.  Explorer Robert Ballard, who led the U.S.-French expedition that discovered the remains of the sunken luxury liner ten years ago, is now setting out to explore the wreckage of Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic, in the Aegean Sea. (AP Photo/Frank O. Braynard Collection)

FILE--The Titanic leaves on her maiden voyage in this 1912 ...

FILE--The Titanic leaves on her maiden voyage in this 1912 file photo. Explorer Robert Ballard, who led the U.S.-French expedition that discovered the remains of the sunken luxury liner ten years ago, is now setting ...


This photo provided by Christie's auction house shows a life preserver from the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic found during the initial search for survivors and owned by the same family for 90 years.  Going on the auction block in June, it is the first Titanic life jacket to be offered at auction in the United States, and is one of about six believed to have survived to this day, Christie's said Thursday, May 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Christie's Images, Ltd.)

This photo provided by Christie's auction house shows a life ...

This photo provided by Christie's auction house shows a life preserver from the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic found during the initial search for survivors and owned by the same family for 90 years. Going on the ...


This pocket watch was recovered from the body of American postal clerk John Starr March, one of five mail clerks who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and is on exhibit at the Natonal Postal Museum in Washington Friday Sept. 17, 1999.  March and four colleagues gave their lives trying to save heavy bags of mail on the doomed RMS Titanic; the "RMS" stood for Royal Mail Steamer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

This pocket watch was recovered from the body of American ...

This pocket watch was recovered from the body of American postal clerk John Starr March, one of five mail clerks who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and is on exhibit at the ...


The memorial for Col. George D. Wick at Oak Hill Cemetery on Youngstown’s South Side. Wick, the first president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., was among those who died on Titanic 100 years ago.

The memorial for Col. George D. Wick at Oak Hill ...

The memorial for Col. George D. Wick at Oak Hill Cemetery on Youngstown’s South Side. Wick, the first president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., was among those who died on Titanic 100 years ago.


Hayden

Hayden

Hayden


More than 170 people recently attended the seventh annual Celebration of Scouting fundraiser breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. So far, this year’s event has raised $24,243. As they prepare for the opening ceremony, the color guard pauses for a moment. From left are Eagle Scouts Joe Belgrade, Vincent Calautti, Marcus Masello, Mark Verostko and Anthony Calautti. Cub Scout Stephen Yerian is in front. Absent from the picture are Eagle Scout William Wainio and Cub Scout J.P. Yerian. The Whispering Pines District of the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council serves families in Mahoning County and Hubbard, with 1215 youths involved in 42 units supported by 536 adult volunteers.

More than 170 people recently attended the seventh annual Celebration ...

More than 170 people recently attended the seventh annual Celebration of Scouting fundraiser breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. So far, this year’s event has raised $24,243. As they prepare for the opening ceremony, ...


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kalentis

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kalentis

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kalentis


Mason’s Steak House, 38135 Salem-Unity Road, Washingtonville, will host a Build-a-Burger for Rescue fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. “You’ve Been Taxed, Now Relax” is the theme for the event, where supporters and volunteers from the Humane Society of Columbiana County will serve meals and carryouts. A portion of the proceeds and tips will benefit the agency. There will be a basket auction, prize wheel and giveaways. Patrons are asked to take paper towels, laundry detergent, trash bags, clay kitty litter, bleach and other shelter items to exchange for raffle tickets. Preparing for the fundraiser are, from left, HSCC volunteers Jesse Dobson, Nikole Davis and Katie Erwin; steakhouse owners and their pets Chris Mason with Clea and Mary Ann Mason with Chevas; and steakhouse employees Taylor Toothman and Kayla Smith. For information call 330-332-2600.

Mason’s Steak House, 38135 Salem-Unity Road, Washingtonville, will host a ...

Mason’s Steak House, 38135 Salem-Unity Road, Washingtonville, will host a Build-a-Burger for Rescue fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. “You’ve Been Taxed, Now Relax” is the theme for the event, where supporters and volunteers ...


Approximately 100 seniors gathered at the Austintown Senior Center on March 15 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a potluck dinner. During the event, members honored Austintown Trustee Lisa Oles, second from right, for her support and volunteer hours at the center. Members of the center’s Advisory Council, from left, are Carol Ricker, chairwoman; Ron Borngesser; Ann Clark; Bill Bilicki; Betty Panno; Jim Henshaw, center director; and, far right, Gloria Habib.

Approximately 100 seniors gathered at the Austintown Senior Center on ...

Approximately 100 seniors gathered at the Austintown Senior Center on March 15 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a potluck dinner. During the event, members honored Austintown Trustee Lisa Oles, second from right, for her ...


Katie Berlon and Anthony Catalano

Katie Berlon and Anthony Catalano

Katie Berlon and Anthony Catalano


Lee Keck and Alaina Cardon

Lee Keck and Alaina Cardon

Lee Keck and Alaina Cardon


Randy Riccitelli and Danielle Bako

Randy Riccitelli and Danielle Bako

Randy Riccitelli and Danielle Bako


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Josh Donchess and Michelle Pastello

Josh Donchess and Michelle Pastello

Josh Donchess and Michelle Pastello


Smith

Smith

Smith


Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Vallus

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Vallus

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Vallus


The Rotary Club of Youngstown is gearing up for its 13th annual reverse raffle and silent auction fundraiser April 27 at The Embassy in Youngstown. Admiring some of the gifts donated to the auction are, from left, Bill Petro, committee member; Linda Kostka, committee member; and Elayne M.S. Bozick and Debbie Esbenshade, raffle co-chairwomen.

The Rotary Club of Youngstown is gearing up for its ...

The Rotary Club of Youngstown is gearing up for its 13th annual reverse raffle and silent auction fundraiser April 27 at The Embassy in Youngstown. Admiring some of the gifts donated to the auction are, ...


Members of the Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will have their annual basket auction April 22 at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and the drawing will begin at 3. There will be door prizes for $150, $100 and $50. Shown, from left, holding some of the basket items are chapter members Mandy Codespote, Judy Codespote, Jackie Fischio and Joyce Billock. The cost of admission is $5, which includes 25 chances on raffle items, door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds will benefit the chapter’s education fund.

Members of the Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s ...

Members of the Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will have their annual basket auction April 22 at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and ...


Chris Diamantopoulos, left, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes star in “The Three Stooges.”

Chris Diamantopoulos, left, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes star in ...

Chris Diamantopoulos, left, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes star in “The Three Stooges.”


Fran Kranz, left, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison star in “The Cabin in the Woods.”

Fran Kranz, left, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison star in ...

Fran Kranz, left, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison star in “The Cabin in the Woods.”


Omega Laboratories CEO John Vitullo, right, a 1975 Youngstown State University graduate, speaks with YSU students Danielle Fontaine and Joshua Pastor. Vitullo returned to campus Friday to speak to the biology department about drugs in the United States. Omega, of Mogadore, Ohio, is an organization that creates drug-testing products.

Omega Laboratories CEO John Vitullo, right, a 1975 Youngstown State ...

Omega Laboratories CEO John Vitullo, right, a 1975 Youngstown State University graduate, speaks with YSU students Danielle Fontaine and Joshua Pastor. Vitullo returned to campus Friday to speak to the biology department about drugs in ...


Judge Joseph M. Houser, left, presides over the opening session of the new Boardman Court, 8110 Market St., on Thursday afternoon. Appearing before him on operating a vehicle while intoxicated and drug possession charges is Matthew Tomko, 22, of Canfield. Tomko’s lawyer, far right, is Stephen Garea.

Judge Joseph M. Houser, left, presides over the opening session ...

Judge Joseph M. Houser, left, presides over the opening session of the new Boardman Court, 8110 Market St., on Thursday afternoon. Appearing before him on operating a vehicle while intoxicated and drug possession charges is ...


The Boulevard Tavern’s owner, Nick Petrella, 65, who was known for greeting each customer with a smile, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday night. The Boulevard Tavern on Southern Boulevard is marking its 75th year, and Petrella was looking ahead to retirement.

The Boulevard Tavern’s owner, Nick Petrella, 65, who was known ...

The Boulevard Tavern’s owner, Nick Petrella, 65, who was known for greeting each customer with a smile, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday night. The Boulevard Tavern on Southern Boulevard is marking its 75th ...


“Exit to the left,” said the operator of the Jack Rabbit roller coaster to the passengers taking the last ride on the coaster on the last day the amusement park was open to the public on Sept. 3, 1984. The Jack Rabbit originally was called the Dip-the-Dips when it was built in 1910. It became the Jack Rabbit in 1924.

“Exit to the left,” said the operator of the Jack ...

“Exit to the left,” said the operator of the Jack Rabbit roller coaster to the passengers taking the last ride on the coaster on the last day the amusement park was open to the public ...


One of the most popular food stands at the park sold French fries. To this day, some Mahoning Valley restaurants try to imitate the taste of the park potatoes and call them Idora Park fries.

One of the most popular food stands at the park ...

One of the most popular food stands at the park sold French fries. To this day, some Mahoning Valley restaurants try to imitate the taste of the park potatoes and call them Idora Park fries.


The  Rapids ride was a popular attraction at Idora Park for decades. Boats would travel through a long, dark passageway and then descend a large chute into a waterfall. The Rapids later was renovated and called The Lost River. The fire that resulted in the closing of the park began near this ride in 1984.

The Rapids ride was a popular attraction at Idora Park ...

The Rapids ride was a popular attraction at Idora Park for decades. Boats would travel through a long, dark passageway and then descend a large chute into a waterfall. The Rapids later was renovated and ...


This is the original look of the Idora Park Ballroom, which was constructed in 1910. It was a popular spot for dances and concerts, ranging from big bands to rock ’n’ roll groups. The ballroom was destroyed by a fire in 2001. Later that year, the park’s signature roller coasters — the Wild Cat and Jack Rabbit — were demolished.

This is the original look of the Idora Park Ballroom, ...

This is the original look of the Idora Park Ballroom, which was constructed in 1910. It was a popular spot for dances and concerts, ranging from big bands to rock ’n’ roll groups. The ballroom ...


Crowds gather in a concession area underneath the former Idora Park’s rocket ride at an auction of park items shortly after the amusement park next to Mill Creek Park closed after 85 years.

Crowds gather in a concession area underneath the former Idora ...

Crowds gather in a concession area underneath the former Idora Park’s rocket ride at an auction of park items shortly after the amusement park next to Mill Creek Park closed after 85 years.


This first roller coaster at Idora Park on Youngstown’s South Side was built in 1902. This photo was taken from a slide show, “Idora Park : A Historic Look Back,” by Richard Shale, professor of English at Youngstown State University on Thursday at Park Vista Retirement Community in Youngstown. The coaster was 85 feet wide and 225 feet long.

This first roller coaster at Idora Park on Youngstown’s South ...

This first roller coaster at Idora Park on Youngstown’s South Side was built in 1902. This photo was taken from a slide show, “Idora Park : A Historic Look Back,” by Richard Shale, professor of ...


A beauty contest hosted by the Timken Bearing Co. took place at Idora Park’s swimming pool.

A beauty contest hosted by the Timken Bearing Co. took ...

A beauty contest hosted by the Timken Bearing Co. took place at Idora Park’s swimming pool.


Jay Williams, left, former Youngstown mayor and current executive director of the U.S. Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, makes a point at Thursday’s manufacturing summit in Youngstown. Jim Herrholtz, assistant superintendent for the division of learning for the Ohio Department of Education, listens.

Jay Williams, left, former Youngstown mayor and current executive director ...

Jay Williams, left, former Youngstown mayor and current executive director of the U.S. Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, makes a point at Thursday’s manufacturing summit in Youngstown. Jim Herrholtz, assistant superintendent for ...


Steven Jonhson, 3, holds an enlarged banner of Skittles candy as he joins Los Angeles community
members at a “Justice for Trayvon Martin hoodie rally” to protest the death of Trayvon Martin, an
unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

Steven Jonhson, 3, holds an enlarged banner of Skittles candy ...

Steven Jonhson, 3, holds an enlarged banner of Skittles candy as he joins Los Angeles community members at a “Justice for Trayvon Martin hoodie rally” to protest the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black ...


This undated handout photo provided by Joel Fagot and the journal Science shows Dora during a reading experiment. French researchers are showing that baboons can do what is essentially the first step in reading.

This undated handout photo provided by Joel Fagot and the ...

This undated handout photo provided by Joel Fagot and the journal Science shows Dora during a reading experiment. French researchers are showing that baboons can do what is essentially the first step in reading.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, hug during a victory rally in Schaumburg, Ill.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, hug ...

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, hug during a victory rally in Schaumburg, Ill.


The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jordan Staal (11) watches as the Philadelphia Flyers’ Jakub Voracek, back right, scores the game-winning goal past Penguins’ goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the overtime period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfi nals Wednesday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Flyers won 4-3 to grab a one-game lead in the series.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jordan Staal (11) watches as the Philadelphia ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jordan Staal (11) watches as the Philadelphia Flyers’ Jakub Voracek, back right, scores the game-winning goal past Penguins’ goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the overtime period in Game 1 of the Eastern ...


Molly Galano and Sam Perry play a husband and wife in the family drama “Buried Child” at the Youngstown Playhouse.

Molly Galano and Sam Perry play a husband and wife ...

Molly Galano and Sam Perry play a husband and wife in the family drama “Buried Child” at the Youngstown Playhouse.


Point of Grace’s cookbook

Point of Grace’s cookbook

Point of Grace’s cookbook


Struthers’ Jake Jacubec

Struthers’ Jake Jacubec

Struthers’ Jake Jacubec


Harding’s Anita Brown

Harding’s Anita Brown

Harding’s Anita Brown


Youngstown State sophomore linebacker Teven Williams (45) tackles junior wideout Kevin Watts during
Wednesday’s practice at the WATTS. Williams is one of the top returnees on a young Penguin defense.

Youngstown State sophomore linebacker Teven Williams (45) tackles junior wideout ...

Youngstown State sophomore linebacker Teven Williams (45) tackles junior wideout Kevin Watts during Wednesday’s practice at the WATTS. Williams is one of the top returnees on a young Penguin defense.


Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and Sharis Pozen, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, left,
listen as Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen speaks in Washington on Wednesday. The
Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a
conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books.

Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and Sharis Pozen, the Justice ...

Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and Sharis Pozen, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, left, listen as Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen speaks in Washington on Wednesday. The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple ...


Youngstown State University student Sara Weigel of Poland takes notes during a class in a lecture hall/auditorium inside DeBartolo Hall on campus. Auditoriums inside DeBartolo, Cushwa and Ward-
Beecher halls are being updated starting next month.

Youngstown State University student Sara Weigel of Poland takes notes ...

Youngstown State University student Sara Weigel of Poland takes notes during a class in a lecture hall/auditorium inside DeBartolo Hall on campus. Auditoriums inside DeBartolo, Cushwa and Ward- Beecher halls are being updated starting next ...


Mark Fuller, one of about 125 employees at Mahoning Valley-based Gasser Chair, welds a chair part. Gasser makes all of its furniture at its Liberty Township and Holmes County, Ohio, facilities.

Mark Fuller, one of about 125 employees at Mahoning Valley-based ...

Mark Fuller, one of about 125 employees at Mahoning Valley-based Gasser Chair, welds a chair part. Gasser makes all of its furniture at its Liberty Township and Holmes County, Ohio, facilities.


Smith

Smith

Smith


Gordon

Gordon

Gordon


Nicholas Verdi and Carrie Hubbard

Nicholas Verdi and Carrie Hubbard

Nicholas Verdi and Carrie Hubbard


Kyle Wills and Leah Pappas

Kyle Wills and Leah Pappas

Kyle Wills and Leah Pappas


Springfield’s Hunter Snyder takes a second to warm up his hands after reaching first base during the bottom
of the second inning at Tuesday’s baseball game against Lisbon in New Middletown. The Tigers were
leading 12-2 when the game was suspended in the bottom of the inning due to inclement weather. The
teams will finish today before their regularly-scheduled clash at Lisbon.

Springfield’s Hunter Snyder takes a second to warm up his ...

Springfield’s Hunter Snyder takes a second to warm up his hands after reaching first base during the bottom of the second inning at Tuesday’s baseball game against Lisbon in New Middletown. The Tigers were leading ...


From left, Liberty Township Administrator Pat Ungaro, Trustee Jodi Stoyak, U.S. Postal Service Retail Specialist Fran Dalpiaz, Giant Eagle Vice President of Operations Bob Graff , Trustee Chairman Stan Nudell and Store Director Jeff Saluga stand before the Giant Eagle post office during a Tuesday ribbon-cutting ceremony. It is the first post office in Liberty in five years.

From left, Liberty Township Administrator Pat Ungaro, Trustee Jodi Stoyak, ...

From left, Liberty Township Administrator Pat Ungaro, Trustee Jodi Stoyak, U.S. Postal Service Retail Specialist Fran Dalpiaz, Giant Eagle Vice President of Operations Bob Graff , Trustee Chairman Stan Nudell and Store Director Jeff Saluga ...


Beverage bottles fill a garbage can outside a condemned former bakery on Youngstown’s South Side as U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and local leaders conduct a Tuesday news conference to promote the Project Rebuild Act now being considered by Congress. The Project Rebuild Act would replace the Neighborhood Stabilization Plan and would provide about $15 billion in assistance and grants to communities to renovate or tear down dilapidated structures.

Beverage bottles fill a garbage can outside a condemned former ...

Beverage bottles fill a garbage can outside a condemned former bakery on Youngstown’s South Side as U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and local leaders conduct a Tuesday news conference to promote the Project Rebuild Act ...


Chris Leapline, left, and Dawn Welch prepare chicken and vegetable stew Tuesday at Mom’s Meals. The company began production four weeks ago on Commissioner Drive in North Jackson.

Chris Leapline, left, and Dawn Welch prepare chicken and vegetable ...

Chris Leapline, left, and Dawn Welch prepare chicken and vegetable stew Tuesday at Mom’s Meals. The company began production four weeks ago on Commissioner Drive in North Jackson.


Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-
sharing company Instagram in the social network’s largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people
apply filters to photos they snap with their mobile devices and share them with friends and strangers.

Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone in New York. Facebook ...

Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo- sharing company Instagram in the social network’s largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos ...


The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday locked up another “cornerstone” players by signing catcher Carlos Santana to a five-year, $21 million contract.

The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday locked up another “cornerstone” players ...

The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday locked up another “cornerstone” players by signing catcher Carlos Santana to a five-year, $21 million contract.


Columbiana County native Shawn Aker

Columbiana County native Shawn Aker

Columbiana County native Shawn Aker


Bruce Abbuhl, Ohio program manager for BP

Bruce Abbuhl, Ohio program manager for BP

Bruce Abbuhl, Ohio program manager for BP


Beo, a black Labrador retriever whose owner is stationed in South Korea with the Army, enjoys a swim at his temporary home with Paula and Dom Carella of Northeast Ohio Labrador Retriever Rescue.

Beo, a black Labrador retriever whose owner is stationed in ...

Beo, a black Labrador retriever whose owner is stationed in South Korea with the Army, enjoys a swim at his temporary home with Paula and Dom Carella of Northeast Ohio Labrador Retriever Rescue.


Tom Shay, left, 19, Braceville Township’s new fiscal officer, stands by as Dan Polivka, Trumbull County commissioner, completes the paperwork for Shay’s recent swearing-in ceremony. Shay was elected to a four-year term in November.

Tom Shay, left, 19, Braceville Township’s new fiscal officer, stands ...

Tom Shay, left, 19, Braceville Township’s new fiscal officer, stands by as Dan Polivka, Trumbull County commissioner, completes the paperwork for Shay’s recent swearing-in ceremony. Shay was elected to a four-year term in November.


Donald K. Allen is a Boardman veterinarian, but he’s also the author of “Tarawa: the Aftermath” and is among many local authors whose work has been highlighted by groups at the public library. He recently spoke at the Austintown library.

Donald K. Allen is a Boardman veterinarian, but he’s also ...

Donald K. Allen is a Boardman veterinarian, but he’s also the author of “Tarawa: the Aftermath” and is among many local authors whose work has been highlighted by groups at the public library. He recently ...


Unlike other stops in Steve Sullivan’s 17-year career, big things are expected from the Pittburgh Penguins hockey club, and the expectation going into every postseason is clear: to win the Stanley Cup.

Unlike other stops in Steve Sullivan’s 17-year career, big things ...

Unlike other stops in Steve Sullivan’s 17-year career, big things are expected from the Pittburgh Penguins hockey club, and the expectation going into every postseason is clear: to win the Stanley Cup.


Chris Mitchell of Cardinal Mooney, in the blue trunks, lands a punch to the face of his opponent Jordan
Radich of Howland on Monday during their super middleweight bout in the underclass division on the opening
night of the 25th annual K.O. Drugs High School Boxing Tournament at the St. Lucy Palermo Banquet Center in
Campbell. Radich won by retirement in the second round.

Chris Mitchell of Cardinal Mooney, in the blue trunks, lands ...

Chris Mitchell of Cardinal Mooney, in the blue trunks, lands a punch to the face of his opponent Jordan Radich of Howland on Monday during their super middleweight bout in the underclass division on the ...


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected the appeals of head coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans Saints officials stemming from the league’s probe into the club’s bounty system. After hearing from Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt last week, Goodell decided on Monday to uphold his initial sanctions, which include Payton’s suspension for the entire 2012 season. Next on Goodell’s
agenda: discipline for players involved in the bounty program that began under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in 2009, the season the Saints won the Super Bowl.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected the appeals of head coach ...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected the appeals of head coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans Saints officials stemming from the league’s probe into the club’s bounty system. After hearing from Payton, general manager Mickey ...


The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals invites all area administrative professionals to join them at an Administrative Professionals Day event to be April 26 at Antone’s Banquet Center, Market Street in Boardman. Speaker for the evening will be Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University. The member of the year, Nancy Brett, will be honored. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Cost of the event is $25. For reservations call Joan Battagline at 330-547-5132. On the event committee are Jackie Johnston, Joan Battagline, Pat Ross and Andrea McConnaughy.

The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals ...

The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals invites all area administrative professionals to join them at an Administrative Professionals Day event to be April 26 at Antone’s Banquet Center, Market Street in ...


Boardman Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., Boardman, will host its first prom dress giveaway from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Organizers have collected more than 100 dresses, and there also will be shoes and jewelry. They are pleased to be able to offer participants an opportunity to enjoy prom without the costs associated with it. Displaying some of the dresses are, from left, Lisa Rohrman, Angela Ford and Lynda Hawkins. High school girls are encouraged to come early to try on their favorite gently worn dresses.

Boardman Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., Boardman, will host ...

Boardman Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., Boardman, will host its first prom dress giveaway from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Organizers have collected more than 100 dresses, and there also will be shoes and ...


Austintown Historical Society will have its Spring Tea on April 22 at The Strock Stone House, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Seatings are at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations are a must by Friday. Cost is $14 per person, and $7 for children under 12. Coffees and teas, finger sandwiches, scones, pastries and extras will be served, as they would at a traditional high tea. Tours of the house will follow each seating. Make checks payable to the Austintown Historical Society and mail to 1181 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, OH 44515. Above, sitting down to enjoy some tea are Marge Goldner, chairman, at left, and Joyce Pogany, president, at right. For information call Pogany at 330-792-1129.

Austintown Historical Society will have its Spring Tea on April ...

Austintown Historical Society will have its Spring Tea on April 22 at The Strock Stone House, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Seatings are at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations are a must by Friday. ...


Michelle Termine, left, of Bristol, recently met Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan during a Civic Day tour in downtown Warren. She was sponsored by Roselynn Gadd of Trumbull Retired Teachers Association at the event.

Michelle Termine, left, of Bristol, recently met Trumbull County Common ...

Michelle Termine, left, of Bristol, recently met Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan during a Civic Day tour in downtown Warren. She was sponsored by Roselynn Gadd of Trumbull Retired Teachers Association at ...


Sondra “Honey” Jones of Youngstown sits on her motorcycle at Jokers Wrath on Market Street in Youngstown, waiting for the rest of the “Dangerous Curvez” motorcycle club. The group participated Sunday in a motorcycle run to raise money for Trayvon Martin’s family.

Sondra “Honey” Jones of Youngstown sits on her motorcycle at ...

Sondra “Honey” Jones of Youngstown sits on her motorcycle at Jokers Wrath on Market Street in Youngstown, waiting for the rest of the “Dangerous Curvez” motorcycle club. The group participated Sunday in a motorcycle run ...


Al Penska is a resident of Greene County, Pa., and is among many who worry how the land will be left when
this latest gas surge is complete in a generation or so. The lands have been home to coal mining for almost a century, and they know the environmental impact of energizing the country. Now it’s home to Marcellus
Shale. Others in the county see the boom as a source of riches in a county with an 18 percent poverty rate.

Al Penska is a resident of Greene County, Pa., and ...

Al Penska is a resident of Greene County, Pa., and is among many who worry how the land will be left when this latest gas surge is complete in a generation or so. The lands ...


Charl Schwartzel, right, of South Africa, helps Bubba Watson put on the green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament after a sudden-death playoff on the 10th hole Sunday in Augusta, Ga.

Charl Schwartzel, right, of South Africa, helps Bubba Watson put ...

Charl Schwartzel, right, of South Africa, helps Bubba Watson put on the green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament after a sudden-death playoff on the 10th hole Sunday in Augusta, Ga.


Youngstown State’s Kevin Watts, right, makes a catch after bobbling the ball during a recent scrimmage.
Linebacker Teven Williams (3) pursues.

Youngstown State’s Kevin Watts, right, makes a catch after bobbling ...

Youngstown State’s Kevin Watts, right, makes a catch after bobbling the ball during a recent scrimmage. Linebacker Teven Williams (3) pursues.


Phantoms forward Alexander Dahl shoots past Green Bay’s Andrew Welinski during a recent game at the Covelli Centre.

Phantoms forward Alexander Dahl shoots past Green Bay’s Andrew Welinski ...

Phantoms forward Alexander Dahl shoots past Green Bay’s Andrew Welinski during a recent game at the Covelli Centre.


Troy Young, salesman in Fort Worth Texas, discusses the economic boost brought by the oil and gas industry.

Troy Young, salesman in Fort Worth Texas, discusses the economic ...

Troy Young, salesman in Fort Worth Texas, discusses the economic boost brought by the oil and gas industry.


A drilling well pad sits in the foreground, just across the street from a regular neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas.

A drilling well pad sits in the foreground, just across ...

A drilling well pad sits in the foreground, just across the street from a regular neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas.


Steve Hebbler, owner of Trinity Safety Supply, discussing the increased demand that he has seen over the years as a result of the oil and gas industry.

Steve Hebbler, owner of Trinity Safety Supply, discussing the increased ...

Steve Hebbler, owner of Trinity Safety Supply, discussing the increased demand that he has seen over the years as a result of the oil and gas industry.


David Capps, operations manager at FTS, stands in front of a pump manufactured by the Fort Worth based company.

David Capps, operations manager at FTS, stands in front of ...

David Capps, operations manager at FTS, stands in front of a pump manufactured by the Fort Worth based company.


Mark Cunningham, director of planning and development for Denton, Texas, explaining regulations placed on the oil and gas industry for local drilling operations.

Mark Cunningham, director of planning and development for Denton, Texas, ...

Mark Cunningham, director of planning and development for Denton, Texas, explaining regulations placed on the oil and gas industry for local drilling operations.


Arlington City Councilwoman Lana Wolff said her city was not prepared to handle emergencies at natural gas well pads. A well explosion that could not get capped for more than an hour was the change agent. The city now taxes each of the city’s 300 gas wells $2,400 annually to fund special emergency teams and equipment.

Arlington City Councilwoman Lana Wolff said her city was not ...

Arlington City Councilwoman Lana Wolff said her city was not prepared to handle emergencies at natural gas well pads. A well explosion that could not get capped for more than an hour was the change ...


Gary Hogan stands in his Fort Worth neighborhood where fracking was introduced with no warning — just clanking steel and screeching brakes on the property behind his home. Work continued that first day until 3 a.m. Hogan and his councilman vowed it would not happen again to others, and the nation’s first city ordinance on fracking were born. The Fort Worth laws have been a template for other cities.

Gary Hogan stands in his Fort Worth neighborhood where fracking ...

Gary Hogan stands in his Fort Worth neighborhood where fracking was introduced with no warning — just clanking steel and screeching brakes on the property behind his home. Work continued that first day until 3 ...


Ken Morgan, director of the Energy Institute at TCU, shows off his natural gas-powered Honda Civic as he explains the benefits.

Ken Morgan, director of the Energy Institute at TCU, shows ...

Ken Morgan, director of the Energy Institute at TCU, shows off his natural gas-powered Honda Civic as he explains the benefits.


Photo by Robert K. Yosay | The Vindicator: JoAnn and Barry Claycomb, seated, advocate funding and awareness campaigns to help those living with Alzheimer’s, which includes Barry. Committee members involved with the eighth annual Forget-Me-Not fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association are, from left to right in the back row, Jacki Jones, Fury Kuzma, Pam Rogers, Johanna Nuzzo, Christina Pallo and Helen Paes. A Valley physician, Dr. Charles Wilkins, and the Claycombs will be honored at the gala event for their dedication to the Alzheimer’s cause.

Photo by Robert K. Yosay | The Vindicator: JoAnn and ...

Photo by Robert K. Yosay | The Vindicator: JoAnn and Barry Claycomb, seated, advocate funding and awareness campaigns to help those living with Alzheimer’s, which includes Barry. Committee members involved with the eighth annual Forget-Me-Not ...


Thomas E. Hoskins and Eva R. Sanchez

Thomas E. Hoskins and Eva R. Sanchez

Thomas E. Hoskins and Eva R. Sanchez


William Sullivan and Megan Clune

William Sullivan and Megan Clune

William Sullivan and Megan Clune


Tony Tringhese and Sarah Esfahani

Tony Tringhese and Sarah Esfahani

Tony Tringhese and Sarah Esfahani


Jerry D. Kohn Jr. and Relisha Brightman-Wyer

Jerry D. Kohn Jr. and Relisha Brightman-Wyer

Jerry D. Kohn Jr. and Relisha Brightman-Wyer


C.J. Close and Amy Suszczynski

C.J. Close and Amy Suszczynski

C.J. Close and Amy Suszczynski


Royce Best and Katherine Fisher

Royce Best and Katherine Fisher

Royce Best and Katherine Fisher


Bryan M. Seara and Megan N. Hostetler

Bryan M. Seara and Megan N. Hostetler

Bryan M. Seara and Megan N. Hostetler


Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Panezich

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Panezich

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Panezich


Litwin

Litwin

Litwin


Wilkins

Wilkins

Wilkins


Photo by Jessica M. Kanalas | The Vindicator: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority alumnae are getting ready to step out in the name of health. Their third annual adults-only health fair is being planned for May 5 at Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown. Committee members include event chairwoman Marcia Haire-Ellis, at right, and Chantelle Hallman, left. Williamson School Principal Wanda Clark is in the center.

Photo by Jessica M. Kanalas | The Vindicator: Delta Sigma ...

Photo by Jessica M. Kanalas | The Vindicator: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority alumnae are getting ready to step out in the name of health. Their third annual adults-only health fair is being planned for May ...


Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Texas, who stands in front of the town hall.

Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Texas, who stands in ...

Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Texas, who stands in front of the town hall.


A seismic truck, such as this one on display at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, is used to monitor potential seismic activity before oil and gas exploration.

A seismic truck, such as this one on display at ...

A seismic truck, such as this one on display at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, is used to monitor potential seismic activity before oil and gas exploration.


Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (9) tags out Cleveland Indians baserunner Shin-Soo Choo as he was trying
to score on a passed ball in the third inning of the Indians’ season opener Thursday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians led until the ninth when the Blue Jays tied the game 4-4. The tie would stand until the top of the 16th when Arencibia homered to left, scoring Brett Lawrie and Omar Vizquel, and lifting Toronto over Cleveland, 7-4.

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (9) tags out Cleveland ...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (9) tags out Cleveland Indians baserunner Shin-Soo Choo as he was trying to score on a passed ball in the third inning of the Indians’ season opener Thursday at ...


A note in Spanish sits among candles, flowers and cards that people left at the site where a 77-year-old
man shot himself in the head Wednesday on Syntagma square in Athens, Greece. Police clashed with demonstrators for a second day Thursday at the site.

A note in Spanish sits among candles, flowers and cards ...

A note in Spanish sits among candles, flowers and cards that people left at the site where a 77-year-old man shot himself in the head Wednesday on Syntagma square in Athens, Greece. Police clashed with ...


Youngstown Early College student Torri Session shoots video for the school’s online yearbook during an open house Thursday at the school. The open house was part of YEC’s National Early College High Schools Week observance.

Youngstown Early College student Torri Session shoots video for the ...

Youngstown Early College student Torri Session shoots video for the school’s online yearbook during an open house Thursday at the school. The open house was part of YEC’s National Early College High Schools Week observance.


Lily Raynish, a second-grader at Lloyd Elementary in Austintown, high-fives the Easter Bunny on Thursday as he visited each of the school’s classrooms. The visit is an annual event organized by the Lloyd Elementary Parent Teacher Association. Below, James Jones, a second-grader, shows off an Easter egg that he decorated during class Thursday. Lloyd students spent the day doing Easter crafts and meeting the Easter Bunny.

Lily Raynish, a second-grader at Lloyd Elementary in Austintown, high-fives ...

Lily Raynish, a second-grader at Lloyd Elementary in Austintown, high-fives the Easter Bunny on Thursday as he visited each of the school’s classrooms. The visit is an annual event organized by the Lloyd Elementary Parent ...


Debbi Grinstein, left, and Rochelle Miller, members of Temple El Emeth in Liberty, admire bundles of colorful and fragrant roses that will adorn Passover tables. Miller, chairwoman of the project for the temple Sisterhood, said the roses fundraiser began as a way to support Israeli entrepreneurs.

Debbi Grinstein, left, and Rochelle Miller, members of Temple El ...

Debbi Grinstein, left, and Rochelle Miller, members of Temple El Emeth in Liberty, admire bundles of colorful and fragrant roses that will adorn Passover tables. Miller, chairwoman of the project for the temple Sisterhood, said ...


The Rev. Vit Fiala, a Franciscan friar at Shrine of Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, stands beside an Iron Curtain Station of the Cross on shrine grounds. The sixth station is Veronica wiping the face of Jesus, 
exemplified by a face on cloth; the Iron Curtain version depicts homelessness.

The Rev. Vit Fiala, a Franciscan friar at Shrine of ...

The Rev. Vit Fiala, a Franciscan friar at Shrine of Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, stands beside an Iron Curtain Station of the Cross on shrine grounds. The sixth station is Veronica wiping the ...


Mayor Charles P. Sammarone announces the dismissal of City Prosecutor Jay Macejko. The mayor said at
a news conference Thursday in city hall he wasn’t satisfied with the accountability and management in the
prosecutor’s office under Macejko’s leadership.

Mayor Charles P. Sammarone announces the dismissal of City Prosecutor ...

Mayor Charles P. Sammarone announces the dismissal of City Prosecutor Jay Macejko. The mayor said at a news conference Thursday in city hall he wasn’t satisfied with the accountability and management in the prosecutor’s office ...


Philadelphia Phillies’ baserunner Ty Wigginton scores ahead of the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Rod Barajas in the seventh inning of the Pirates’ season opener Thursday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Wigginton
tagged up and scored from third base on a sacrifice fly by teammate Carlos Ruiz to Pirates right fielder
Jose Tabata. The Phillies won 1-0. The two teams square off Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia Phillies’ baserunner Ty Wigginton scores ahead of the tag ...

Philadelphia Phillies’ baserunner Ty Wigginton scores ahead of the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Rod Barajas in the seventh inning of the Pirates’ season opener Thursday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Wigginton tagged up and ...


Girard’s Dan Graziano (2) crosses home plate to score as the ball is thrown past LaBrae catcher Blake Sprague during Thursday’s baseball game at Tod Park in Girard. The Indians capitalized on six Vikings errors to win 7-2.

Girard’s Dan Graziano (2) crosses home plate to score as ...

Girard’s Dan Graziano (2) crosses home plate to score as the ball is thrown past LaBrae catcher Blake Sprague during Thursday’s baseball game at Tod Park in Girard. The Indians capitalized on six Vikings errors ...


Jennifer Nettles, left, and Christian Bush comprise country superstar duo Sugarland. The country-music act will come to Covelli Centre on Friday as the second stop on its tour.

Jennifer Nettles, left, and Christian Bush comprise country superstar duo ...

Jennifer Nettles, left, and Christian Bush comprise country superstar duo Sugarland. The country-music act will come to Covelli Centre on Friday as the second stop on its tour.


Ranjana Bhandari, left, and Kaushik De have lived off Division Street in Arlington, Texas, for 19 years. It was a nice place, they said. Now they fear for their family’s health because of the numerous gas wells.

Ranjana Bhandari, left, and Kaushik De have lived off Division ...

Ranjana Bhandari, left, and Kaushik De have lived off Division Street in Arlington, Texas, for 19 years. It was a nice place, they said. Now they fear for their family’s health because of the numerous ...


Youngstown State running back Jordan Thompson (32) evades a defender during the Penguins’ first spring scrimmage March 31 at Stambaugh Stadium. While the offense has dominated for much of the first two weeks of spring, the defense took a step forward on Wednesday, doing enough to please head coach Eric Wolford.

Youngstown State running back Jordan Thompson (32) evades a defender ...

Youngstown State running back Jordan Thompson (32) evades a defender during the Penguins’ first spring scrimmage March 31 at Stambaugh Stadium. While the offense has dominated for much of the first two weeks of spring, ...


Cardinal Mooney’s Makenna Ozenghar, pursued by Orange defender Arianna Cerqueira, looks to pass during the first half of a lacrosse game Wednesday at Mooney High School. The Cardinals dominated the Lions, 16-0.

Cardinal Mooney’s Makenna Ozenghar, pursued by Orange defender Arianna Cerqueira, ...

Cardinal Mooney’s Makenna Ozenghar, pursued by Orange defender Arianna Cerqueira, looks to pass during the first half of a lacrosse game Wednesday at Mooney High School. The Cardinals dominated the Lions, 16-0.


The Cleveland Indians and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera finalized a three-year contract that adds two
additional seasons at $16.5 million.

The Cleveland Indians and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera finalized a ...

The Cleveland Indians and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera finalized a three-year contract that adds two additional seasons at $16.5 million.


Ursuline ace Harry Finelli pitches to a Liberty batter during a game Wednesday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Irish defeated the Leopards 11-1 in five innings. Finelli pitched four solid innings and gave up one run on five hits. Off the mound he went 3-3 with three RBIs and was a home run short of hitting for the cycle.

Ursuline ace Harry Finelli pitches to a Liberty batter during ...

Ursuline ace Harry Finelli pitches to a Liberty batter during a game Wednesday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Irish defeated the Leopards 11-1 in five innings. Finelli pitched four solid innings and gave up ...


Ranjana Bhandari, left, and Kaushik De have lived off Division Street in Arlington, Texas, for 19 years. It was a nice place, they said. Now they fear for their family’s health because of the numerous gas wells.

Ranjana Bhandari, left, and Kaushik De have lived off Division ...

Ranjana Bhandari, left, and Kaushik De have lived off Division Street in Arlington, Texas, for 19 years. It was a nice place, they said. Now they fear for their family’s health because of the numerous ...


Members of Central Christian Church in Warren practice being “frozen” in place to echo the Leonardo da Vinci painting of the Last Supper. Eleven of the 12 apostles participated in a recent rehearsal for the “Living Last Supper,” which the church will present at 7 tonight for its observance of Maundy Thursday.

Members of Central Christian Church in Warren practice being “frozen” ...

Members of Central Christian Church in Warren practice being “frozen” in place to echo the Leonardo da Vinci painting of the Last Supper. Eleven of the 12 apostles participated in a recent rehearsal for the ...


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Tri Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will have a spring basket auction April 21 at St. Nicholas Church hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and drawings will be at 3. The cost of admission is $5, which includes a full sheet of raffle tickets, door prize entry and a free light refreshment. There will be a super prize raffle for an outdoor grill, cash door prizes of $100 and $50 and auction items for all ages. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s education-scholarship program. For information call 330-793-6208.

Tri Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will ...

Tri Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will have a spring basket auction April 21 at St. Nicholas Church hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and drawings will ...


In period costume for the Niles Historical Society are, left to right, Diana Bauman, Anna Mae Cushna, Sally Thomas and Nancy Iezzi-Dom.

In period costume for the Niles Historical Society are, left ...

In period costume for the Niles Historical Society are, left to right, Diana Bauman, Anna Mae Cushna, Sally Thomas and Nancy Iezzi-Dom.


The Burger Boys turn to their waitress, Megan Logan, as she arrives with their burger choices from Yankee Kitchen in Vienna.

The Burger Boys turn to their waitress, Megan Logan, as ...

The Burger Boys turn to their waitress, Megan Logan, as she arrives with their burger choices from Yankee Kitchen in Vienna.


Lewayne Peterson stands in front of the pyramid home he built in Justin, Texas near Fort Worth with wealth he gained from gas drilling on his land.

Lewayne Peterson stands in front of the pyramid home he ...

Lewayne Peterson stands in front of the pyramid home he built in Justin, Texas near Fort Worth with wealth he gained from gas drilling on his land.


Parker Clegg slides home to score for Western Reserve as Lowellville’s Nick Micco loses the ball.

Parker Clegg slides home to score for Western Reserve as ...

Parker Clegg slides home to score for Western Reserve as Lowellville’s Nick Micco loses the ball.


Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart tags out Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis (22) on an attempted steal of second in the first inning of Monday’s spring training game in Goodyear, Ariz. Kipnis is one of the Indians’ young players being counted on 2012.

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart tags out Cleveland Indians’ Jason ...

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart tags out Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis (22) on an attempted steal of second in the first inning of Monday’s spring training game in Goodyear, Ariz. Kipnis is one of the ...


Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Shaw well in Carroll County’s Center Township was one of nine Utica Shale wells to produce some oil or natural gas in 2011. Five of those wells produced resources commercially, though all produced for fewer than six months.

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Shaw well in Carroll County’s ...

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Shaw well in Carroll County’s Center Township was one of nine Utica Shale wells to produce some oil or natural gas in 2011. Five of those wells produced resources commercially, ...


Becki Olejnik and her father, Richard Conti, are part owners of Sydney Candle Co. in Cortland. Initially, Olejnik and her family made candles in a basement “with goggles and a Bunson burner.” Conti was retired and would do the testing and formulating of the wax.

Becki Olejnik and her father, Richard Conti, are part owners ...

Becki Olejnik and her father, Richard Conti, are part owners of Sydney Candle Co. in Cortland. Initially, Olejnik and her family made candles in a basement “with goggles and a Bunson burner.” Conti was retired ...


Poland shortstop Nicholas Maillis (25) scoops the ball and prepares to toss it to second base to force an
out in the third inning of Monday’s game against Austintown Fitch. The Bulldogs won the AAC game 13-11.

Poland shortstop Nicholas Maillis (25) scoops the ball and prepares ...

Poland shortstop Nicholas Maillis (25) scoops the ball and prepares to toss it to second base to force an out in the third inning of Monday’s game against Austintown Fitch. The Bulldogs won the AAC ...


Kentucky players celebrate following their 67-59 victory over Kansas for the NCAA basketball championship at the Superdome in New Orleans. Anthoyn Davis, who finished with six points, 16 rebounds, five assists, six blocked shots and three steals in the championship game, was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Kentucky players celebrate following their 67-59 victory over Kansas for ...

Kentucky players celebrate following their 67-59 victory over Kansas for the NCAA basketball championship at the Superdome in New Orleans. Anthoyn Davis, who finished with six points, 16 rebounds, five assists, six blocked shots and ...


At St. Patrick School in Hubbard, Mrs. Mellony Leonard’s second-grade class celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 108th birthday with a day of activities that tied into their lessons. The class was read a story and discussed the various rhymes in it and how some made sense and some were fun nonsense words. The class made their own hats to help celebrate the day. In the afternoon the class watched a Dr. Seuss movie and had popcorn and other snacks. The class comprises, in front, Sam Wirtz; middle row, from left to right, Jayden Johnston, Nate Wirtz, Bobby Lucarell, Matt Jacobs and Vincent LeBron, In the back are Isabella Canzonetta, Tristan Beil, Vincent DePizzo, Ian Smith, Danny Lucarell, Aidan Ealy and Mrs. Leonard.

At St. Patrick School in Hubbard, Mrs. Mellony Leonard’s second-grade ...

At St. Patrick School in Hubbard, Mrs. Mellony Leonard’s second-grade class celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 108th birthday with a day of activities that tied into their lessons. The class was read a story and discussed the ...


The Austintown Optimist Club is planning its seventh annual wine taste from 7 to 10 p.m. April 27 at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. A selection of wines and a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be available. Club members Richard and Nancy Stoy display a poster advertising the event and listing ticket prices at $35 in advance or at the door. Proceeds will benefit Austintown Optimist Scholarships and Youth programs. For information call 330-793-2384.

The Austintown Optimist Club is planning its seventh annual wine ...

The Austintown Optimist Club is planning its seventh annual wine taste from 7 to 10 p.m. April 27 at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. A selection of wines and a variety ...


The Struthers Rotary recently hosted its annual Four Way Speech Contest. Struthers High School participants Rachel Mass, center left, and Allison Guerrieri, center right, were required to present a 4-to-6 minute speech on how the Rotary’s 4-way test applies to everyday relationships with other people. The test consists of four questions: Is it the truth?; Is it fair to all concerned?; Will it build goodwill and better friendships?; and Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The students were accompanied by English teacher Jean Dundee, right. Rotarian Tom Baringer is at left.

The Struthers Rotary recently hosted its annual Four Way Speech ...

The Struthers Rotary recently hosted its annual Four Way Speech Contest. Struthers High School participants Rachel Mass, center left, and Allison Guerrieri, center right, were required to present a 4-to-6 minute speech on how the ...


Youngstown’s Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik lands a left hook on the jaw of Aaron “Jedi” Jaco in the second
round of their super middleweight bout Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The shot
knocked Jaco to the canvas and earned Pavlik a win by TKO.

Youngstown’s Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik lands a left hook on ...

Youngstown’s Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik lands a left hook on the jaw of Aaron “Jedi” Jaco in the second round of their super middleweight bout Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The shot ...


Wolves Den business partners Rick Racik, left, Stacey Rzonsa and Joseph Rzonsa at the Creekside Golf Dome in Girard.

Wolves Den business partners Rick Racik, left, Stacey Rzonsa and ...

Wolves Den business partners Rick Racik, left, Stacey Rzonsa and Joseph Rzonsa at the Creekside Golf Dome in Girard.


Orly Menasherov, a middle school teacher in Akka, Israel, gives a gift to Samantha Barker, an eighth-grader at W.S. Guy Middle School in Liberty, for winning a game of naming Israeli flowers. Looking on is Ednar Goldsmith, an Israeli school principal.

Orly Menasherov, a middle school teacher in Akka, Israel, gives ...

Orly Menasherov, a middle school teacher in Akka, Israel, gives a gift to Samantha Barker, an eighth-grader at W.S. Guy Middle School in Liberty, for winning a game of naming Israeli flowers. Looking on is ...


Kenley Schiraldi, who will be 1 year old this month, is a miracle baby conceived with the help of a new technique for sperm preservation. Cuddling her is dad Jason. The family, including mom Jennifer, lives in Campbell.

Kenley Schiraldi, who will be 1 year old this month, ...

Kenley Schiraldi, who will be 1 year old this month, is a miracle baby conceived with the help of a new technique for sperm preservation. Cuddling her is dad Jason. The family, including mom Jennifer, ...


Youngstown State’s Courtney Ewing (8) catches the ball to force Cleveland State baserunner Salena Kauffman
(73) out at first base during the top of the sixth inning at Sunday’s softball game at McCune Park in Canfield. The
Penguins won 7-1 to complete a weekend series sweep of the Vikings.

Youngstown State’s Courtney Ewing (8) catches the ball to force ...

Youngstown State’s Courtney Ewing (8) catches the ball to force Cleveland State baserunner Salena Kauffman (73) out at first base during the top of the sixth inning at Sunday’s softball game at McCune Park in ...