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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, ...