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The Rotary Club of Austintown presented landscaper Jack Kumik of AABCO Landscape, center, with a plaque in appreciation for his help preparing the foundation for the Rotary memory bench placed at the Celebration Grove at Austintown Township Park. Also shown are Tony Cebriak, left, chairman of the park project, and Ron Carroll, Rotary president. Kumik aided the club in establishing the grove and continues helping with maintenance at the park.

Published on December 31, 2012


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Howard Friend discussed World War II literature with Sue Hawkins Bell. The Poland resident and educator shared details of his military service at the December meeting of the Austintown Friends of the Library. The presentation “War is the Rage of Hell” outlined Friend’s experience as an infantry machine-gun runner during the Battle of the Bulge. Bell will discuss “A Journey from Somerset, England to Ohio” at the next meeting, 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road.

Published on December 31, 2012


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At a recent meeting of Canfield Argus Lodge, Past Masters assembled to receive the Grand Master of Masons of Ohio, James F. Easterling Jr. From left with year as master of the lodge are Thomas J. Haliden, 2001 and 2012; R. Christopher Gillam, 2010; George E. Brainard, 2007; Russell W. Gillam III, 1996; Mark D. Stovall, 1990; Gregory B. Anstrom, 1986; Donald L. Huntley, 1985; Eric Cahalin, 1983; Elmer J. Stalnaker Jr., 1981; Russell W. Gillam Jr., 1979; Emanual J. Cominos, 1974; and Dale E. Hawkins, 2003.

Published on December 31, 2012


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Struthers Rotary members visited Maplecrest Nursing Home, 400 Sexton St., Struthers, recently and entertained residents with Christmas carols. They were led by Rotarian Mary Ann Morell.

Published on December 31, 2012


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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to a closed-door GOP caucus Sunday night as Congress meets to negotiate a legislative path to avoid the so-called “fi scal cliff ” of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts.

Published on December 31, 2012


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Cleveland State’s D’Aundray Brown guards Ohio State’s William Buford during a game in Columbus. His defense is what got Brown, an Ursuline grad, into the NBA’s D-League with the Canton Charge.

Published on December 31, 2012


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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress tumbles in the end zone with Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden for a fourth-quarter touchdown in Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers topped the Browns, 24-10, with nothing at stake but bragging rights.

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Suzanne Barbati, center, OH WOW! executive director, is shown with Ronald Faniro and Madonna Chism Pinkard, who received OH WOW! service awards as outgoing members of the board.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Funds to benefit needy veterans and their families were raised at the annual reverse raffle and basket auction sponsored by Catholic War Veterans Post 1292 of Youngstown. Mark Bell, left, director of the Veterans Clinic on Belmont Avenue, and Lori Stone, clinic volunteer, accepted the $1,200 donation from Al Bisker, second from left, Post 1292 trustee and Gary Barnes, post commander.

Published on December 28, 2012


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MR. AND MRS. LORICE BONNER

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DR. LAUREN N. TOPOLOSKY AND DR. RICHARD G. LUCAS JR.

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Jeannine Hodge, left, Angels of Easter Seals Holiday Brunch chairwoman, is shown receiving a $250 check from Linda Deckant, owner of Possessions, a women’s boutique in Boardman, who shared proceeds from accessories sold at the brunch.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Mary Mahan, left, of Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard, accepts a check from Bree Quesenberry, Girard Junior Women’s Club president. The club donates to the center for Christmas and Thanksgiving to help provide for needy families in Girard. In 2011, the club donated 400 bags of food and IGA gift certificates for Thanksgiving and 600 presents for Christmas to families who qualified.

Published on December 28, 2012


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MR. AND MRS. JOHN F. CATALINE

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Brooke Rodgers of Lake Milton, a sophomore at Jackson-Milton Schools, was the winner of the holiday song contest at Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St. The daughter of Mark and Dawn Rodgers is a member of Girl Scout Troop 239 and volunteers at the library. Tins of popcorn and cookies were her prize.

Published on December 28, 2012


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PMG Chocolatier and Executive Vice President Ed Ridenbaugh was the speaker at a recent meeting of Austintown Rotary. Shown from left are Ridenbaugh with Ron Carroll, president of Austintown Rotary. Ridenbaugh said, “To PMG, chocolate is an art.” PMG has been in the candy business for more than 30 years and has developed its own product line, but also has the original Gorants recipe. Visit www.pmgchocolatier.com.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Trumbull Mobile Meals Inc. was the beneficiary of the generosity of Jacki and Thom Duma, center, of Thom Duma Fine Jewelers at their annual Basket Extravaganza. The jewelers donated a $6,000 diamond and a cubic zirconia for each of the 100 baskets in the silent auction. The winner of the silent auction basket redeemed the zirconia for the diamond at the end of the evening. Also shown are Sandee Mathews, left, chief executive officer of Trumbull Mobile Meals, and Kathy Keeler, mobile meals office manager.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Mended Hearts, an organization that provides support for cardiac patients and their families, recently conducted an installation ceremony at Avion on the Water. From left are Dolores Iannucci, vice president; Erwin Schwartz, visiting chairman; Trudy Serrino, secretary; N. Lee Meadows, president; and Donald Feindt, treasurer.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Darlene Bennett, left, Sue Stoddart and Susan Papas hold some of the garage sale items that helped raise money for the Upton House in downtown Warren. The Upton Association also sponsors the Women’s Park, the location of a new monument that honors all women. The park is in Warren’s historic district between Kinsman House and City Hall. Bricks are available for purchase at www.uptonhouse.org. There also is a mailbox in the park that holds order forms. Upton House is available for rental and guides offer tours.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Raquel Allison decorates her tzedakah, or charity box, with hearts and stars during the winter camp Thursday at the Jewish Community Center. Today, children will give cloth baskets they made to residents of Heritage Manor, and Monday there will be a New Year’s Eve festivity.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Ty Cook, 14, and his parents, Shawn and Angela, relax at home. Ty, who had a brain tumor removed in September, is feeling better and resting in preparation for nine months of chemotherapy.

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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led Operation Desert Storm in 1991, died Thursday.

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Trainers attend to boxer Jake Giuriceo between rounds of his win against James Hope. The Campbell boxer’s career is on hold after undergoing surgery to repair a detached retina in right eye, which he injured during his Dec. 1 bout with Kenyan boxer Peter Olouch.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Penn State running back Michael Zordich (9) doesn’t need to spend New Year’s Day in Pasadena to prove his final season came up roses. The Cardinal Mooney High graduate helped the Nittany Lions go 8-4 this season, including 6-2 in the Big Ten.

Published on December 28, 2012


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Liberty’s Shamara Golden (3) tries to drive around Newton Falls defenders Brooke Barreca (14) and Alissa Abraham (12) during the first half of their All American Conference basketball game Thursday at Liberty High School. The Tigers downed the Leopards, 59-30.

Published on December 28, 2012


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The White House announced Aug. 16 that Youngstown was chosen as the home for a National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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Argus Lodge 545, Free and Accepted Masons, installed elected officers for 2013 during the 127th annual installation ceremony Dec. 14. Officers were installed by James F. Easterling Jr., Grand Master of Masons in Ohio. The meeting was preceded by a dinner served by Eric’s Catering and a party followed at the home of Russell W. Gillam Jr. In front from left are R. Patrick Anderson, junior steward; Ryan Hamilton, senior deacon; Charles Prachick, junior deacon; and Eric Cahalin, senior steward. In back are Denny Furman, lodge education officer; Mark Roca, senior warden; Russell W. Gillam III, treasurer; R. Christopher Gillam, chaplain; Easterling; Russell W. Gillam Jr., master; Dale E. Hawkins, junior warden; Thomas White; John Martin; Donald Huntley, secretary; and Wilmer K. Jones, tyler. The lodge was chartered in Canfield in 1886.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $40,000 to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to provide annual program support. Bob Hannon, president and CPO of United Way, said United Way is the driving force behind sustained improvement in the lives of citizens through promotion of education, income, health and community support services. Darlene Pavlock, executive director, Home Savings Charitable Foundation, said the foundation is proud to support United Way and its mission. For more about the United Way and its services, call 330-746-8494 or visit www.ymvunitedway.org.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Mayor Charles Sammarone leads The Vindicator’s list of 2012’s top 10 Newsmakers.

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Jared Pekar, sales manager at Do Cut in Boardman, uses a snow blower in front on his store along state Route 224. Area retailers credit Wednesday’s storm for a spike in the sale of such machines.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) and defensive end Michael Johnson (93) in Sunday’s loss in Pittsburgh. The Steelers failed to make the playoff s for only the fourth time since 2001, and Roethlisberger says the team’s collapse has to do with him not playing well enough down the stretch.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Pittsburgh relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan is headed to Boston after a six-player deal between the Pirates and Red Sox.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the net against Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple during the first half of Wednesday’s NBA game in Washington. The Cavaliers downed the Wizards, 87-84, with Irving posting a game-high 26 points.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Judge John M. Stuard heard cases Wednesday, his last day as a judge on the bench of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. It marks the end of 21 years as a judge. His law career began in 1965. Judge Ronald Rice of Eastern District Court takes over Tuesday.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Lorraine “Carrie” Rosine, left, and Krysti Horvat stand near a bench on the campus of Youngstown State University dedicated to Rosine’s 20-year-old daughter, Brandy Stevens-Rosine, who was murdered earlier this year. Benefit events and bracelet sales funded the purchase of the bench.

Published on December 27, 2012


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Cars inch their way through the accumulating snow on West Federal Street on Wednesday. The storm that was estimated to bring 8 to 12 inches by today closed libraries and government offices, but some businesses on West Federal stayed open to give walkers a warm place to go.

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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Al Davis, employee of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority shovels the walkway outside of the building during the first big snow storm of the year. .. - -30-..

Published on December 26, 2012


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Lance Gatti of the North side of Youngstown, scrapes off his car with the only thing he had- a coffee cup- during the first massive storm of the year... - -30-..

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William D LEwis The vindicator With asnowstorm raging outdours Dante Terzingni, owner of Do Cut in Boardman looks over his stock of snow blowers By 1:30pm Wed he said the store sold 40 snow blowers.

Published on December 26, 2012


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Jennifer Pence shields herself with an umbrella for her walk from City Hall in downtown Youngstown during the first big snow storm of the year. .. - -30-..

Published on December 26, 2012


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William D LEwis The vindicator Brandon fleming uses a snowblower ot clear his drive along Euclid in Boardman Wed afternoon.

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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Employee of Mahoning County Facilities Management, Jeffrey Stanovcak, plows the sidewalks of downtown Youngstown on the first big snow storm of the year. .. - -30-..

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Roberto Yates of Youngstown clears a driveway on Euclid in Bordman Wed. He and many other were4 out trying to make some cash clearing snow.

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William D LEwis The vindicator Weather related traffic back on I680 north bound near Market st in youngsotwn Wed afternoon.

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William D LEwis The vindicator Jared Pekar, sales mgr of Do Cut in Boardman uses a snow blower in front of his store. By 1:30pm Wed he said the store sold 40 snow blowers.

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William D LEwis The vindicator Youngstown city plow driver Mark Poklemba stopped near South ave to clear snow form his windshild while on his rounds Wed afternoon.

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Berlin Ruritan Club met for its annual Christmas party Dec. 10 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Members and guests were served a buffet dinner and entertainment was Christmas music by Robert Batcha and the Western Reserve Music Class. Officers were announced for 2013 and they are Jeff Craig, president; Dwain VanAuker, secretary; and Denny Furman, sergeant of arms. Board of directors are Furman, Kenny Bennett and Larry Truitt. Awards for perfect attendance were given to those pictured including: Walt Overly, left, one year; Joe Capasso, two years; Fred Mayorga, four years; Haven Grittie, five years; Furman, seven years; Alan Anderson, eight years; Craig, 10 years; John Bates, 16 years; Ray Schafer, 20 years; Bennett, 21 years; VanAuker, 27 years; and Ivan Hoyle, 34 years. Not pictured is Chuck Ratie, 10 years.

Published on December 26, 2012


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Home Instead Senior Care Caregivers Ann Davis, left, and Barb Costello, with other volunteers, wrap presents Dec. 13 intended for delivery to area senior citizens in the Be a Santa to a Senior event. The Austintown Home Instead Senior Care office has partnered with retailers and community organizations to make sure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship this holiday season. For information on the Be a Santa to a Senior program visit www.beasantatoasenior.com or call 330-729-1233.

Published on December 26, 2012


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Struthers Rotary continues to participate in the dictionary project with local schools. Students in third and fourth grades at Campbell, Lowellville, St. Nicholas and Struthers schools will receive dictionaries. More than 3,000 dictionaries have been distributed since the program began. In front is Rotarian Lisa Daprile shown presenting dictionaries to Le’Asia Gibbs, left, and Zachary Luciano, who represent the third- and fourth-graders at Campbell Elementary. In the second row are Rotarians Paul Paris, left, and Tom Baringer, Campbell Elementary teacher Lori Ladigo, Rotarian Bryan Higgins and Campbell Elementary teacher Annette Tovarnak.

Published on December 26, 2012


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Cafe Capri, from top, Eggplant Parmigiana and below is the Veal Parmigiana.

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Randy Allen, 15, does work in his welding class at the Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown. This is the first year the center has off ered welding, and 22 students have enrolled in the program. The first year focuses on teaching the students about the different types of welding. During their senior year, they’ll be able to specialize in a particular type.

Published on December 26, 2012


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Albert Rodriguez smiles and waves as he tries to lure last-minute holiday shoppers into a store Monday in Paterson, N.J.

Published on December 26, 2012


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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning drops back to pass behind the blocking by running back Jacob Hester during Sunday’s game against Cleveland. In a season besmirked by tragedies and scandals, 2012 also will be known as The Year of the Comeback in the NFL, with some of the game’s greats — including Manning — not only regaining their old form, but somehow surpassing it.

Published on December 26, 2012


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From left, Kim Hamilton, a life coach at Hams Beauty & Barber in Liberty, talks with Symone Hurt, one of her and barbers finish up customers and offer life coaching, all under one roof.

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Cafe Capri’s Calamari Fritti.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) is blocked by the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (3) and Shane Battier (31) during the second half of Tuesday’s NBA game in Miami. The Heat downed the Thunder, 103-97.

Published on December 26, 2012


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Stephanie Mansour, owner of Touchdown Gifts in Southern Park Mall, has a 95 percent hearing loss.

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A Girard man who has battled a type of cancer called multiple myeloma for five years spent 12 weeks in Arkansas receiving treatments that he and his family hope will give him a lasting remission.

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Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild officers are shown at a recent holiday party at Ciminero’s Banquet Center, Niles. Barbara Rosier-Tryon, left, president; Marion Gibson, first vice president; Lynn Price, treasurer; and Diane Wittik, second vice president. Gretchen Saunders, secretary, was absent.

Published on December 24, 2012


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WIlliam D. Lewis The Vindicator A winter sky over downtown Youngstown.

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Willim D. Lewis the Vindicator YSU's Andrew Williams(80), left, and Marcel Carver(16) react after Williams scored the second YSU TD of the game during 1rst qtr agaisnt UNI Saturday.

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William D Lewis the vindicator Firefighters on scene of arson fire on almira Thursday morning.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Performer Jeff Raz hosted a juggling workshop at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones ChildrenÕs Center for Science & Technology. A star of Cirque du Soleil, Raz is a graduate of DellÕArte International, the founding director of The San Francisco Clown Conservatory and an actor who has toured internationally and on Broadway... - -30-..

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MADELYN P. HASTINGS I THE VINDICATOR..TeeYonna McQueen hugs her recently adopted son, Kaleb Isaiah McQueen, 1, at the adoption celebration in the Trumbull County Courthouse in Warren, Ohio on November 15, 2012.

Published on December 21, 2012


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..A candle light vigil took place in Lordstown to remember victims of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. (L-R) Cara Kowalczyk and Michelle Peterson, 4, of Lordstown reflect on the victims.... - -30-..

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Unidentified persons grieve at the scene of a double homicide at 240 East Avondale in Youngstown 5-15-12.

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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Paul Ryan visits St. Vincent De Paul Society in Youngstown, Ohio after his speech at YSU on October 13, 2012. He and his family put on aprons and helped the staff wash dishes. ... - -30-..

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Samuel Carbon II and Tina DelSignore

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Ten students from Marcia Duko’s eighth-grade class from Leetonia Schools, who read “The Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens recently, attended “A Dickens of a Good Time” and joined in the caroling, dancing and dramatic reading along with 23 other guests at Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St. Ebenezer Scrooge is portrayed by Paul Rohrbaugh, left, and the ghost of Christmas future is portrayed by Irena Harvey, who is pointing to Scrooge’s grave. Three Wyrd Sisters entertained the audience with scenes from the book. Sash Davis narrated the story as Tiny Tim. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 21, 2012


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Molly J. Chepke-Barns and Neil A. Harris

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At the recent annual conventions of their respective bodies, James A. Streeky, left, was installed as the district education officer of the 19th District of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio. A past officer of the local chapter, he will assist chapters in northeast Ohio in various programs. Richard J. Brady, who has served as a local and district officer, now assumes the leadership of more than 9,500 members of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Ohio. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 21, 2012


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Mahoning Valley Historical Society staff and Young Leaders Advisory Board committee members who are planning the Feb. 16 Cookie Table and Cocktails event are, in the front: Leslie Limbian, left, and Chef Daimer Cescon of D’Vino Ristorante, the title sponsor; middle row, Traci Manning, left, curator of education; Jessica Trickett, collections manager of the Anne Kilcawley Christman Memorial; and Bill Lawson, executive director. In back are Kevin Kralj, left, and Frank Rulli, MVHS board/event chairman. Photo by: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 21, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Sam Camp

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Eric G. Soudry from Weatherization RX is shown talking about some of the ways to winterize a home for the cold weather. Products were on display for Mahoning County residents during a recent Weatherization Day at Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership. MYCAP, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, won first place in a statewide photo contest held on Facebook and open to all Community Action Agencies across Ohio. MYCAP received 273 votes to take the top honor, while Community Action of Columbiana was second with 245 votes. Fifty photos were submitted. The agency will receive a one night’s free stay at the Sheraton on Capitol Square in Columbus and a $50 gift card from American Express. For information about MYCAP call 330-747-7921. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 21, 2012


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Cardinal Mooney High School students celebrated of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of Americas, on Dec. 13 with a Spanish Mass in the chapel led by the Rev. Gerald DeLucia, president of the school. Students sang “Las Mananitas” in honor of the Virgin Mary accompanied with a Spanish choir and offered roses. Father DeLucia explained to students in his bilingual sermon the events surrounding the Legend of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which originated Dec. 12, 1531, in Mexico. Students sang in Spanish and learned about Spanish culture. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 21, 2012


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Cody Havaich and Jillian Janik

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Trisha Minnie and Robert Vukovich

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Christian Schwartz and Allison Moore

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James Campbell, left, representative of the American Legion Department of Ohio, shares a laugh with Robert Raver, far right, commander of American Legion Post 472 in Youngstown, after Campbell presented the keys to Raver for the post’s new $300,000 facility at 472 E. Indianola Ave.

Published on December 21, 2012


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Youngstown State guard Liz Hornberger shoots past Akron’s Taylor Ruper during Thursday’s game at Beeghly Center. Hornberger scored seven points and the Penguins won 80-71.

Published on December 21, 2012


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Leona Gould of Poland decorates her home with eight Christmas tree each year. The display caught the attention of some of her apartment-complex neighbors who asked for tours.

Published on December 21, 2012


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Patrick Fusillo, the last commander of the now-defunct Italian American War Veterans Post 3, stands outside the building at 115 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Published on December 21, 2012


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William d LEwis The Vindicator City Christmas tree and downtown lighting.

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William d LEwis The Vindicator City Christmas tree and downtown lighting.

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William d LEwis The Vindicator Holiday decorations on windows of downtown buildings.

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William d LEwis The Vindicator City Christmas tree and downtown lighting.

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William D LEwis The Vindicator City Christmas tree.

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William d LEwis The Vindicator Silvers Vogue shop decorated window in downtown y-town.

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William d LEwis The Vindicator Ohio One building decorat4ed in downtown y-town

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William D. Lewis The Vindicator The city Christmas tree is reflected in hte window of a downtown building.

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William d LEwis The Vindicator Christmas tree in window of Realty Tower.

Published on December 20, 2012


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William d Lewis The Vindicator Anthony Palumbo gen mgr of Dooneys Sports Bar, washes windows infront of his establishment as city Christmas Tree is reflected in window.

Published on December 20, 2012


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Madelyn P. Hastings | The Vindicator Lexi Cintron is an Austintown Middle School seventh-grader who has been collecting items for Toys for Tots annually. This year’s drive brought in 330 toys, bringing to about 2,940 the number of items she’s collected since starting her project six years ago. Her goal is to collect 3,000 toys.

Published on December 20, 2012


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Struthers Rotary continues to conduct its dictionary project by donating dictionaries to students in third and fourth grades at Campbell, Lowellville and Struthers schools. Over 3,000 dictionaries have been distributed since the program began. Struthers Rotarians Tom Baringer and Anthony Quahliero are shown with Theresa Iudiciani’s and Laraine Matisi’s third-grade classes, above, and Michele Perry’s and Nicole Lariccia’s fourth-grade classes, all at Lowellville Elementary. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 20, 2012


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The Mignonette Garden Club Christmas luncheon was Dec. 4 at the home of Beverly Muresan. One of their projects is taking amaryllis bulbs to area nursing homes for residents and staff can watch the bulbs grow into large flowers. Holding the bulbs are Georgianna D’Andrea, left, president; Muresan, project director and distributor who is holding a full-grown amaryllis; and Valorie Zurawick, program chairwoman.

Published on December 19, 2012


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Amy Davidson, left, of Silver Lining Cancer Fund, is shown with Rich Cancio, a member of Friends of Hope, who presented her with an oversized check for $8,650 that was earned at a benefit at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown in October by the Friends of Hope. The Silver Lining Cancer Fund helps provide wigs, cab fare and grocery items to those who are in active cancer treatment. Cancio’s wife, Bebe is a cancer survivor.

Published on December 19, 2012


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Struthers Rotary member Dan Becker, third from left, and Rotary president Tom Baringer, right, are shown with new members, from left, Drew Hirt, Lisa Daprile and Terri Sebastiano. Daprile is a certified public accountant with Beckwith, Daprile and Co. and is vice president of Maplecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which she has owned and operated with her husband Chris since 1997. Sebastiano has been director of nursing at Maplecrest for 13 years and also is an instructor of nursing at Choffin Career Center and Trumbul Career and Technical Center. Hirt is president, senior scientist and co-founder with his wife, Carol Jean, of Materials Research Laboratories Inc.

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Flaming Ice Cube's vegan Pesto Burger served with a side of Edmame Salad.

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Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in memory of the students and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, Dec. 14.

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Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in memory of the students and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, Dec. 14.

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Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in memory of the students and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, Dec. 14.

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Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in memory of the students and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, Dec. 14.

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Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in memory of the students and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, Dec. 14.

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Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard have continued their tradition of giving by adopting two local soldiers serving overseas this holiday season. The students collected items the soldiers need for everyday life and special treats to make their time away from home a little easier. The students send the soldiers packages throughout the school year. From left, Simon Yesh, Cooper Muccio, Regan Sandy and Alexis Chiandussi are holding a package that is ready to mail to the soldiers.

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Holy Family Youth Choir, Poland Seminary High Brass Band and Singers performed Dec. 1 for the Lighting of the Village in Poland, sponsored by Poland Junior Women’s Club. Holy Family Choir also sang for the annual parish breakfast with Santa, as pictured, at Holy Family Parish Dec. 2. The choir is composed of students from Holy Family School, and surrounding school districts of Poland and Cardinal Mooney. Interested parents may contact Barb Zorn at zornbarb@aol.com.

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Vickie Adkins of Youngstown shops for Christmas gifts for her grandchildren, Kei’Sean, Nakaia and Tre’Sean McRae, at the Mahoning County Salvation Army gift distribution. About 2,000 children from 1,500 families are slated to receive Christmas gifts through the program, which continued today for preregistered families.

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Joe Uppercue, Ohio operations manager for BP, speaks about the company’s new headquarters in North Jackson. BP has signed a three-year lease with an option for six more years at 12111 DeBartolo Drive in North Jackson.

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Police officers console each other outside the funeral service for 6-year-old Noah Pozner in Fairfield, Conn., on Monday.

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Tony Lape, a member of St. Patrick Church in Youngstown, expresses gratitude for all the Christmas gifts earmarked for children of inmates. He coordinates the Angel Tree ministry that has been at St. Patrick for about a dozen years.

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Columbiana’s Megan Cutlip (23) drives to the hoop between Lowellville defenders (30) Madison Opritza (30) and Katie Seidita (43) during their game Monday in Columbiana. The Rockets clipped the Clippers, 52-47.

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Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield sacks Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden late in Sunday’s game in Cleveland. The 38-21 loss to Washington ended Cleveland’s slim playoff hopes, raised more questions about the rookie quarterback and likely triggered a massive overhaul in the weeks ahead.

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Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr intercepts a pass by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in front of Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin during overtime in Sunday’s game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Carr got up and raced down the sideline to the one yard line to set up the Cowboys’ game-winning field goal and jeopardize the Steelers’ playoff chances.

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Youngstown Lions Club’s 92nd Annual Christmas party for students of Youngstown City Schools had the Saxon Club filled to capacity. The children enjoyed singing and dancing to Christmas carols, eating a turkey dinner and opening their gifts from Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Lions Elves. Shown are members of the Lions Club, who had as much fun as the children.

Published on December 17, 2012


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Hubbard Schools Band Sponsors won an aluminum can fund drive sponsored by the Ball Corp. for the third year in a row. Representatives from the local Ball Corp. plant in Hubbard were on hand at a recent boosters meeting to present the members with a check for $2,500 along with a check for an additional $2,500 of matching funds from the local plant. The Hubbard Band Sponsors have received over $10,000 in the last three years from the Ball Corp. All money goes into a fund for new uniforms. Pictured are, from left, Ball personnel Amy Braden, Gary Flamino and Bob Truckiss; Andrea Lewis, assistant band director; Bernie Grilli, Ball Corp.; Cathy Cummings, boosters president; Dan Nestich, school band director; Pam Reiter, boosters vice president; Sandy Kerr, boosters treasurer; Ron Emch, boosters secretary; Chet Julian, Ball Corp.; and Sal Halicki and Maria Castner, boosters trustees.

Published on December 17, 2012


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Indianapolis Colts guard Mike McGlynn, a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, bows his head during a moment of silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings before a game against the Houston Texans on Sunday in Houston.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) scores a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday. The Cowboys outlasted the Steelers, 27-24, in overtime.

Published on December 17, 2012


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Brenda Lansdowne owns B’Sue Boutiques in East Palestine, a jewelry store. B’Sue Boutiques is among six businesses that opened in the town of 5,000 people in the past two months.

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Cara Kowalczyk, left, and Michelle Peterson, 4, of Lordstown, reflect on the victims of Friday’s Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre. The two attended a vigil in Founder’s Park in Lordstown on Sunday evening.

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Singer Kid Rock performs in Homestead, Fla., last month.

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Samantha Rohrman reacts after receiving her degree in the college of liberal arts and sciences.

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Work continues at the Austintown schools complex as windows and roofing are put into place. Construction for the new buildings, which will house kindergarten through fifth-grade classes, is right on schedule.

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Carl Jordan Jr., owner and operator of Carl’s Towing in Austintown, recently died of cancer. His coffin rode in the back of his own wrecker during the funeral procession.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (80) catches a pass in front of Washington Redskins cornerback DJ Johnson (30) and goes 69 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game on Sunday in Cleveland. The Browns fell to the Redskins, 38-21.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Boardman raised money to purchase coats for those less fortunate in our area. A total of 250 coats were purchased through the Rotary campaign “Operation Warm” and distributed them at the Salvation Army. Club president James Grantz hopes that the club can double the number donated next year.

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Rotarian and Austintown Superintendent Vince Colaluca, left, introduced Dr. Connie Hathorn, superintendent of Youngstown City Schools, for a second visit to Rotary Club of Austintown. Hathorn gave an update on the district’s successes since he came on board in January 2011. He attributed the system’s improved state rating to changes he has instituted.

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The Youngstown Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. met recently for its annual Hats Off to Seniors luncheon at McGuffey Center, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown. A free lunch for seniors 70 and older was provided to the community. Those attending played bingo, and door prizes were awarded. There also was a hat parade; the winner was Mary Adams, second from left. She is shown with Joy Perry, left, and Pat McKinney and Pauline Mitchell. Mary McLeod Bethune founded the NCNW in 1935. The organization seeks to improve the quality of life for women and their communities with a major focus on literacy. President of the Youngstown section is Yvonne Wilson. For information visit www.ncnw.org.

Published on December 14, 2012


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Niles S.C.O.P.E. Senior Center Happy Tappers are selling raffle tickets for holiday baskets. Happy Tappers include Barb Freeman, left, of McDonald; Donna Crean of Warren; Vera Milijons of Niles; Norma Sauceman of Girard; and Peggy Peters of Warren. Proceeds will benefit the show “Dancing for Others” Jan. 26 at Packard Music Hall under the direction of Crean. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the show will start at 6. Tickets are $5. All proceeds will be given to needy local individuals to assist with medical bills. For information call the center at 330-544-3676.

Published on December 14, 2012


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Holiday travelers, including Santa Claus, check in with customer service agent Angelee Arciniega, right, for their Southwest Airlines flight at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Thousands passed through the airport, many on their way home for Christmas. This year looks to be a busy holiday travel year, especially on the roads.

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Browns running back Trent Richardson runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during Sunday’s game in Cleveland.

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Touchdown Gifts owner Stephanie Mansour holds a Pittsburgh Penguins “Man Cave” sign in her store in Boardman’s Southern Park Mall. Hockey merchandise sales are way down because of the lockout.

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Springfield High School seniors Alexa Packard, left, and Erinn Coe serve breakfast Thursday to senior citizens during an annual National Honor Society service project.

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Daniel R. Oldfield, 27, of Salem, left, who is charged with felonious assault with a revolver, makes his initial appearance in Sebring court Thursday with his lawyer, Jeffrey Jakmides of Alliance, as Edward Mitchell, a Mahoning County deputy sheriff , provides security.

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Gov. John Kasich discussed his plan to borrow $1.5 billion, leveraging Ohio Turnpike tolls, during a Thursday event at Cerni Motors in Austintown.

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Grace Fellowship Church of Warren, 2150 Niles-Cortland Road, has donated $2,500 to Northeast Ohio Adoption Services. Kevin Wyndham, chairman of the church leadership team, presented the check to NOAS executive director Cindy Deal during National Adoption Awareness Month in November. NOAS does not charge fees to families for adoption. For free foster or adoption information call 330-856-5582, ext. 123, or visit www.noas.com.

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Housing Opportunities of Beaver County recently received a check for $5,000 for the annual program support from Home Savings Charitable Foundation. Richard Michaels, left, branch manager of Home Savings Beaver office, and Frank Wilson, executive director of Housing Opportunities of Beaver County, hold the oversized check. The agency provides counseling services, credit repair and energy assistance and administers Beaver County’s first-time buyer program. For information about Housing Opportunities of Beaver County, call 724-728-7511 or visit www.hobcinfo.org.

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Junior Vince Penza, shown in action during a game against Cincinnati on Oct. 20, will handle the punting duties for the Toledo Rockets against Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday. Penza, a Cardinal Mooney High School graduate, averages 40.6 yards per punt for Toledo (9-3).

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The Cleveland Browns expect Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who has a knee injury, to play when the teams meet Sunday.

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Pittsburgh Pirates players Josh Harrison, Gaby Sanchez and Alex Presley sign baseballs Wednesday at Poland Union Elementary School. The players, along with manager Clint Hurdle, later played “We-Are-Family” Feud with students in the school’s gymnasium.

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The Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force received an award at a luncheon for its work in stopping gang activity in the city. Pictured are six of the dozen task-force members recognized during the luncheon, which was put on by the Mahoning Valley Chiefs of Police Association.

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Evan Grope is all smiles in his role as baby Jesus as his parents, Michael and Sarah Grope, share the happy moment. The family is participating in the live Nativity, “Journey to Bethlehem,” planned Saturday at Disciples Christian Church in Boardman.

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GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League celebrated its 43rd annual Champagne Luncheon, “An Officer and a Gentleman Christmas,” Nov. 16 at Packard Music Hall in Warren. Proceeds went to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center so no child will be turned away because of inability to pay for physical, developmental or speech therapy. Some of those who enjoyed the festivities were, front, Faith Rodgers, left, Johnathon Brown, Damon Reed, Justin Keener and Giuilianna Villio. Standing are Karen Margala, WJWL president; John Blake; Julie Vugrinovich, luncheon chairwoman; Katlyn Welch; Esther Garland, fashion coordinator; and Bob Foster, executive director of CRC. Children who attend the center modeled winter outfits during the fashion show and were given the clothes.

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The Valentine’s Day Dinner committee at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, is planning the sixth annual event for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the center’s auditorium. Committee members seated are Sister Francis Marie Sopko, left, Eileen Novotny, Maggie Wellington, Sue Ricciutti and Peggy Eicher. Those standing are Joan Sonnett, left, Ray Novotny, Sister Jeanne Cigolle, Betty Clarke and Mary Yvo Assion. Tickets will be $25 and will include appetizers, entree, dessert, wine bar and entertainment. Canfield’s Broad Street Diner will cater. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. For tickets or information, call Peggy Eicher at 330-717-6806.

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ C.J. Miles, left, goes in for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard in the second quarter of a game Tuesday in Cleveland.

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JT presents Lake Tavern owner John Palasics with the Burger Guys’ 2012 Burger of the Year Award as Johnny, Scott and Eric look on.

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro (66) practices during training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. The Steelers drafted DeCastro with their first pick in the NFL draft in April, but the rookie injured his knee in a preseason game and has yet to play in the regular season. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that DeCastro will be worked in at right guard during practice this week and could start Sunday when the Steelers play the Dallas Cowboys.

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Poland’s Alex Hubbell tries to get to the hoop as Campbell Memorial’s Daron Clinkscale defends Tuesday night.

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Isaac and Izabella Melendez, of Austintown, have a good time and are all smiles at Austintown Bounce. Austintown Bounce Indoor Play Center had an event Tuesday to teach bounce-house safety.

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Jim Kennedy of the Juniata Council Boy Scouts of America in Reedsville, Pa., and Jason Wolf, Greater Western Reserve Scout executive, pass the Peace Light — a continuously burning candle light taken from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem where Jesus traditionally is believed to have been born. The flame was flown from Israel to New York as part of an 11-year tradition.

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Manny Rivera, left and Kayla Paez, first-graders at Akiva Academy in Youngstown, spin dreidels in their classroom. The students will participate in “Light,” a community Hanukkah program Thursday.

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Ironworkers Local 207 members John Gallagher of Youngstown, left, and Tim Evans of Boardman, working for Diamond Steel of Boardman, assemble a new walkway between the Butler Institute of American Art and Butler North. The bridge will be a walkway gallery and will display the museum’s historic glass-bell collection.

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Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at Dona Vito’s Italian Grille in Struthers. Leslie Kiske, a co-founder of the English Center, presented a program on immigrants and their struggles. Three of her students also spoke and had dinner with the group. Chapter members shown from left are, front row, Tresa Kurz-Hedrich, Darlene Malaska, Linda Demeny, Joanne Kalbasky, Rita Herchik, parliamentarian, and Teresa Kopp. In the second row are Pat Marshall; Janice Donlin, treasurer; Joyce Swierz, secretary; Aggie Campanale, president; Mary Adams; Patti Cannatti; Theresa Eck; Ruby Peltz; Dr. Patricia Kelvin, vice president; and Cyndi Weigel. In the back are Leslie Kiske, presenter, and Cathy Wigley. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on December 11, 2012


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Holy Family School’s student council representatives recently sponsored a school-wide canned good collection to benefit Poland Food Pantry. A dress-down day was their reward. Posters in hallways read, “Bring the beans, wear your jeans!” Student council members are shown after loading the items into a pantry pick-up truck. In front from left are Anna Wollet, Angelina Rotunno, Zach Hyrb, Paige Ogden, Jacob Shogren, Thomas Fire, Colin Balas and Mark Armile. In the second row are Eve Cardello, left, Katrina Hayes, Jayda Benson, Michelle Hanna, Michael Masternick, Sonny Rodriguez and Alena Argiro; and on the truck are Gia Diorio, left, Grace Raymer and Anthony Formichelli. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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Margie Burnett, music director at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, directs the adult choir in a rehearsal for Christmas vesper service planned at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The service, in its 65th year at the church, is a Mahoning Valley tradition and signals the start of Christmas for many.

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Madison Opritza of Lowellville drives toward the basket as Alyssa Streb of McDonald plays defense during their game Monday night at McDonald. The visiting Rockets won, 61-35.

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Tara Lawless, a freshman at South Range High School, competed in the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus in October.

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Director Gerald Hamilton works with Milton Apolinnaris and Annise Colon as they rehearse the roles of Joseph and Mary. Rehearsals began Monday for kids who participate in Neighborhood Ministries’ after-school programs. At the West Side Community Center, 45 children will gather over the next three days to tell the Christmas story.

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The Friends of Leetonia Community Public Library will host “A Dickens of a Good Time” fundraiser at 7 p.m. Wednesday in honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. It will be celebrated with an evening of music, dance, song, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim is portrayed by Sash Davis, shown, a local seventh-grade student who has played the character in local theater. Desserts and drinks will be served, period costumes are encouraged, and prizes for the best costumes will be given. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children 12 and under. Registration is necessary; call 330-427-6635. Photo: Special to The Vindicator

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Julie Arena, marketing director at the Villa Maria Community Center, poses with the largest Nativity scene on display, which is used every year by the Sisters in Magnificat Chapel.

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Built in 1987, the Western Reserve Joint Fire District is adding more than 4,500 square feet to its Station 92.

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Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) shoots while Wilmington’s Courtney Tucker (11) and Emily Zimmerman (33) try to defend during Sunday’s game at Beeghly Center. The Penguins rolled, 83-52.

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson (53) celebrates after making a tackle against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game in Cleveland on Sunday. The Browns won 30-7.

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San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) catches the ball for a touchdown in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis (23) in the third quarter of an NFL game Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Chargers won 34-24.

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Norah Baker, 3, of Hubbard, makes a wish for snow with Snow Queen Barbara Root during Winter Nights on Sunday at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens.

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Jack Bucan, Ian Socha and Adam Price, all of McDonald, display toys they received for their birthday that they are donating to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. They turn 12 Wednesday (12-12-12) and will celebrate with a party at Towjo’s Bar and Grill in McDonald.

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KRISTI L. COOPER AND JOSHUA M. PALMER

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The Cinderella Ball Court are pictured from left, Donielle Lisbon, second attendant; Brittany Williams, Miss Cinderella; and Jade Colyar, first attendant.

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At a recent ceremony at the Masonic Temple in Youngstown, Dale E. Hawkins was installed as the Seventh Arch Adjutant for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio. He will assist in promoting activities of the Grand Council with the local councils. He served the local council and is a past president of the Seventh Arch Association. Pictured from left to right are Dominic M. Lucarelli, Illustrious Master of Buechner Council 107; David G. Weimer, Seventh Arch Inspector; Hawkins; Robert K. Rhinehart, Deputy Grand Master; and James B. Parker IV, past Grand Master.

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Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association pulling club recently met for the awards banquet at Mile Branch Grance, Alliance. Participants were from Ohio, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Shown holding their trophies are Brandon Handy, left, from Berlin Center who pulled with an Oliver 66 and placed second in the 2750A and 3000A classes, and Sean McKarns of Kensington, Ohio, who used an Oliver 88 and won a pull in the 6000A class. Other awards were given to Harold Sanor who has participated for 65 years with Farmall tractors and placed third in the 4500A class and first in the 5000A class. Grand prize was won by Dan and Karen Hawk. The club holds meetings at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at North Georgetown Fire Hall. Anyone interested may attend. For information call 330-565-2771 or 330-277-7581 or visit www.ccata.squarespace.com.

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The Austintown Lions and Lioness Clubs recently toured the Rust Belt Brewery in the B&O Station. The tour guide was owner Ken Blair. The clubs observed the details of the brewing operation and sampled different types of brews Rust Belt offers.

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Among the members of the Junior Civic League of Youngstown who were involved in planning the league’s 57th annual Cinderella Ball were, from left, Sylvia Rupert, ball chairman; Cynthia Mason, public relations chairman; and Susan Moorer, league president. Photo by MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

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Fifth-grade students at Springfield Intermediate School catch numbered fish with magnetic poles from inflatable kiddie pools, then calculate the mean, median and mode of numbers. The activity was part of a camping-themed Math Night on Thursday in the school gym.

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Rachel A. Hrbolich, associate director of social services at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown, shows the Christmas card featuring a depiction of the Holy Family that is being sent as a thank-you to donors. Catholic Charities is promoting its online Christmas Gifting Program as a way to remember someone with a gift that helps someone in need.

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Ursuline High graduate LaVance Turnage is a triplethreat athletically at Waynesburg University, playing football and basketball and running track. Off the field, Turnage is a business management major minoring in marketing finance.

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Youngstown State’s Bobby Hain (20) hits a jump shot over Geneva’s Matt Noyler (50) during the second half of Thursday’s game at the Beeghly Center. The Penguins silenced the Tornados, 93-50, with Hain posting 16 points and 11 rebounds.

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Army Reserve Maj. Rick Williams, left, officer in charge at Youngstown State University’s ROTC, and retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Szabo, human-resources assistant for the YSU ROTC, both work to keep the memory of Pearl Harbor Day alive.

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Kendra “Redd” Campbell cries while being hugged by one of her classmates, Anna Williams of Orange, Va., at Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture in Boardman. Her classmates and others paid the layaway balance for her children’s Christmas presents. Campbell was a student at the school until she was diagnosed with cancer, and she hopes to return to school next year.

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Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,700 to WYSU-FM for annual program support. Shown holding the oversized check are Jeanne Watson-Antol, left, retail manager II of Home Savings YSU office, and Edward M. Goist, development office of WYSU 88.5 FM. Goist said WYSU-FM is committed to being the Mahoning Valley’s leading source for in-depth news, engaging conversation and music that stimulates the mind and spirit. For more information on WYSU-FM, call 330-941-3364 or visit wysu.org.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger participated in his first serious workout with the team Wednesday since injuring a shoulder and dislocating a rib after being sacked by Tamba Hali and Justin Houston during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. A little rusty, Roethlisberger threw a dozen passes to show he is making progress.

Published on December 6, 2012


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It became official Wednesday: Kent State coach Darrell Hazell was named the 35th football coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.

Published on December 6, 2012


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Former Boardman High School basketball standout Courtney Schiffauer is having her best start with the unbeaten Michigan State Spartans since she tore the ACL in her right knee during the 2009-10 season.

Published on December 6, 2012


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Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas (73) once blocked and did all he could to protect Peyton Hillis (40. But on Wednesday, Thomas blasted his former teammate, calling Hillis “a terrible distraction” and saying the running back put his contract situation ahead of the team. Hillis is returning to play in Cleveland on Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Published on December 6, 2012


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Jerry Dixey stands in his showroom at Ohio Van and Truck Supply on Mahoning Avenue. Dixey sold the business five years ago to lead street-rod tours across the U.S. He keeps a showroom at the property to display automotive memorabilia.

Published on December 6, 2012


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Antwan Anderson, a student at Choffin Career and Technical Center, checks his squash plants that are thriving in beds at the school. The plants are part of the aquaponics program. Aquaponics is the raising of fish and plants in a closed ecosystem.

Published on December 6, 2012


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Committee members of Monday Musical Club at Stambaugh Auditorium including (Left to Right) Richard Esposito (President), Cindy Miller (First Vice President) and Jim Echement Executive Director of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. The Monday Musical Club's annual collection for the Rescue Mission that will take place during an upcoming concert for Judy Collins...Photo Credit: Lindsay McCall | The Vindicator

Published on December 5, 2012


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The Rev. Michael Swierz, president of Youngstown St. Joseph the Provider School, and the school’s Student Council members are spearheading a collection of new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Donations are being accepted at the school, 1125 Turin Ave., until Wednesday. For information call 330-259-0353.

Published on December 5, 2012


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McDonald’s Matt Seitz (40) goes up for a shot as Mineral Ridge’s Nathan Palmer (23) defends Tuesday night. McDonald won, 82-73.

Published on December 5, 2012


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Boardman Center students learn about Rachel’s Challenge and how they can help others and create a culture of compassion at their school.

Published on December 5, 2012


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Chris Yambar, a comic-book writer and artist who has worked on “The Simpsons” comic book, speaks to members of the Young Adult Club of Hubbard Public Library. Yambar made a presentation at the library Tuesday.

Published on December 5, 2012


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The local Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, coordinated by the 4th Landing Support Equipment Company at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, received a $5,000 check from Cafaro Corp. on Tuesday at the Kmart Super Center in Niles. Harry Dampf of Canfield, fourth from left, headed a Marine Corps League campaign to raise money to buy 115 bicycles to be distributed as part of Toys for Tots. From left to right are: Leo Connelly Jr. and Frank Sokol, both League members; Joe Bell, Cafaro Corp.; Dampf; Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Zeilfang, co-coordinator of the local Toys for Tots program; Bruce Kirkland and Sam Lanza, League members; and Jake Aron, Kmart store manager.

Published on December 5, 2012


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Poland’s Jacob Wolfe (5) looks to go up for a shot as Liberty’s John Helms Jr. (12) goes for a block Tuesday night. The host Bulldogs beat the Leopards, 51-41.

Published on December 5, 2012


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Perrier Jouet Grand Brut

Published on December 5, 2012


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Youngstown police are investigating a shootout at the Lansdowne Red & White Super Market on the city’s East Side.

Published on December 5, 2012


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The American Association of University Women Warren Trumbull County Branch hosted Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, as guest speaker for the November meeting. Dr. Anderson spoke about her experiences throughout her career in education. Shown seated from the left are Dr. Anderson and Jean Waris, program chairman. Standing from the left are Katylu Herriman, AAUW vice president, and Laura Boich, AAUW finance officer. For information to attend a meeting or about becoming a member of AAUW call 330-856-2163.

Published on December 3, 2012


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Published on December 3, 2012


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Published on December 3, 2012


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JESSICA GIORDANO AND MICHAEL PROVENZALE

Published on December 3, 2012


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