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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-..

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Al Davis, employee of the ...

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-..


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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-..

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Lance Gatti of the North ...

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... - ...


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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-..

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Jennifer Pence shields herself with ...

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-..


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

William D LEwis The vindicator Brandon fleming uses a snowblower ...

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


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-..

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR..Employee of Mahoning County Facilities ...

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  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.

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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.


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.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Roberto Yates of Youngstown clears ...

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.


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

William D LEwis The vindicator Weather related traffic back on ...

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


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.

William D LEwis The vindicator Jared Pekar, sales mgr of ...

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.

William D LEwis The vindicator Youngstown city plow driver Mark ...

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.

Berlin Ruritan Club met for its annual Christmas party Dec. ...

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 ...


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.

Home Instead Senior Care Caregivers Ann Davis, left, and Barb ...

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 ...


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.

Struthers Rotary continues to participate in the dictionary project with ...

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 ...


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

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

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


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.

A Girard man who has battled a type of cancer ...

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.


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.

Randy Allen, 15, does work in his welding class at ...

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 ...


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

Albert Rodriguez smiles and waves as he tries to lure ...

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


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

Stephanie Mansour, owner of Touchdown Gifts in Southern Park Mall, ...

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


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.

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) is blocked by ...

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, ...


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.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning drops back to pass behind ...

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 ...


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.

From left, Kim Hamilton, a life coach at Hams Beauty ...

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.


Cafe Capri’s Calamari Fritti.

Cafe Capri’s Calamari Fritti.

Cafe Capri’s Calamari Fritti.