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

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

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


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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-..

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Paul Ryan visits St. Vincent ...

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 ...


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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.

Willim D. Lewis the Vindicator YSU's Andrew Williams(80), left, and ...

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.


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

William D Lewis the vindicator Firefighters on scene of arson ...

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


           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-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Performer Jeff Raz hosted a ...

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 ...


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.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS I THE VINDICATOR..TeeYonna McQueen hugs her recently ...

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.


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-..

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..A candle light vigil took ...

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.... ...


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

William d Lewis The Vindicator Unidentified persons grieve at the ...

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


Samuel Carbon II and Tina DelSignore

Samuel Carbon II and Tina DelSignore

Samuel Carbon II and Tina DelSignore


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Molly J. Chepke-Barns and Neil A. Harris

Molly J. Chepke-Barns and Neil A. Harris

Molly J. Chepke-Barns and Neil A. Harris


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

At the recent annual conventions of their respective bodies, James ...

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 ...


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

Mahoning Valley Historical Society staff and Young Leaders Advisory Board ...

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 ...


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

Ten students from Marcia Duko’s eighth-grade class from Leetonia Schools, ...

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 ...


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Mr. and Mrs. Sam Camp

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Camp

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Camp


Trisha Minnie and Robert Vukovich

Trisha Minnie and Robert Vukovich

Trisha Minnie and Robert Vukovich


Cody Havaich and Jillian Janik

Cody Havaich and Jillian Janik

Cody Havaich and Jillian Janik


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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

Cardinal Mooney High School students celebrated of the Feast of ...

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 ...


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

Eric G. Soudry from Weatherization RX is shown talking about ...

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 ...


Christian Schwartz and Allison Moore

Christian Schwartz and Allison Moore

Christian Schwartz and Allison Moore


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.

Youngstown State guard Liz Hornberger shoots past Akron’s Taylor Ruper ...

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.


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.

Leona Gould of Poland decorates her home with eight Christmas ...

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.


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.

Patrick Fusillo, the last commander of the now-defunct Italian American ...

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.


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.

James Campbell, left, representative of the American Legion Department of ...

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 ...