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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.

Mary Mahan, left, of Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard, ...

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 ...


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.

Funds to benefit needy veterans and their families were raised ...

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 ...


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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.

PMG Chocolatier and Executive Vice President Ed Ridenbaugh was the ...

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 ...


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

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

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


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.

Trumbull Mobile Meals Inc. was the beneficiary of the generosity ...

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 ...


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.

Mended Hearts, an organization that provides support for cardiac patients ...

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 ...


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.

Suzanne Barbati, center, OH WOW! executive director, is shown with ...

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.


MR. AND MRS. LORICE BONNER

MR. AND MRS. LORICE BONNER

MR. AND MRS. LORICE BONNER


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.

Darlene Bennett, left, Sue Stoddart and Susan Papas hold some ...

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 ...


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.

Jeannine Hodge, left, Angels of Easter Seals Holiday Brunch chairwoman, ...

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 ...


MR. AND MRS. JOHN F. CATALINE

MR. AND MRS. JOHN F. CATALINE

MR. AND MRS. JOHN F. CATALINE


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.

Brooke Rodgers of Lake Milton, a sophomore at Jackson-Milton Schools, ...

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 ...


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.

Raquel Allison decorates her tzedakah, or charity box, with hearts ...

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, ...


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.

Ty Cook, 14, and his parents, Shawn and Angela, relax ...

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.


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

U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led Operation Desert ...

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


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.

Trainers attend to boxer Jake Giuriceo between rounds of his ...

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 ...


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.

Penn State running back Michael Zordich (9) doesn’t need to ...

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 ...


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.

Liberty’s Shamara Golden (3) tries to drive around Newton Falls ...

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 ...


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

The White House announced Aug. 16 that Youngstown was chosen ...

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