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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.

Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, ...

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.


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.

Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, ...

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.


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.

Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, ...

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.


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.

Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, ...

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.


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.

Students at McDonald High released balloons Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, ...

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.


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.

Holy Family Youth Choir, Poland Seminary High Brass Band and ...

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 ...


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.

Students at St. Patrick School in Hubbard have continued their ...

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 ...


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.

Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr intercepts a pass by Steelers quarterback ...

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 ...


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.

Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield sacks Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden ...

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 ...


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.

Columbiana’s Megan Cutlip (23) drives to the hoop between Lowellville ...

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.


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.

Tony Lape, a member of St. Patrick Church in Youngstown, ...

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 ...


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

Police officers console each other outside the funeral service for ...

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


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.

Joe Uppercue, Ohio operations manager for BP, speaks about the ...

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 ...


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.

Vickie Adkins of Youngstown shops for Christmas gifts for her ...

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 ...