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Slovak Ladies benefit: Bernie Demechko, center, presents a $5,000 check to Brian Antal, left, president of the Mahoning County Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and Ralph Barone, St. Vincent de Paul dining hall manager. Demechko is the district president of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association of Beachwood, Ohio, a nonprofit financial benefit society. The dining hall serves more than 90,000 meals annually and its food pantry distributes food to 8,500 people. It also distributes 100 sack lunches daily to after-school “latchkey” students from area schools. The FCSLA distributed $1,000,000 in donations at its October convention in Baltimore.

Slovak Ladies benefit: Bernie Demechko, center, presents a $5,000 check ...

Slovak Ladies benefit: Bernie Demechko, center, presents a $5,000 check to Brian Antal, left, president of the Mahoning County Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and Ralph Barone, St. Vincent de Paul dining hall manager. Demechko ...


McDonald’s Taylor Stanley (21) pushes through Mineral Ridge defenders to take a shot during the first period of Wednesday’s game in McDonald. Stanley, a senior, scored her 1,000th career point in the Blue Devils’ 44-31 win over the Rams.

McDonald’s Taylor Stanley (21) pushes through Mineral Ridge defenders to ...

McDonald’s Taylor Stanley (21) pushes through Mineral Ridge defenders to take a shot during the first period of Wednesday’s game in McDonald. Stanley, a senior, scored her 1,000th career point in the Blue Devils’ 44-31 ...


Cardinal Mooney swimmers Annie and Joe Boniface practice in the pool at the YMCA in Youngstown. The Cardinals did not have a swim team until eight years ago when the siblings’ older brother Tom proposed the idea.

Cardinal Mooney swimmers Annie and Joe Boniface practice in the ...

Cardinal Mooney swimmers Annie and Joe Boniface practice in the pool at the YMCA in Youngstown. The Cardinals did not have a swim team until eight years ago when the siblings’ older brother Tom proposed ...


Poland Union Elementary students stretch and dance Wednesday during a Radio Disney dance party. Union is one of 20 schools in Ohio to win the “Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge” sponsored by Radio Disney.

Poland Union Elementary students stretch and dance Wednesday during a ...

Poland Union Elementary students stretch and dance Wednesday during a Radio Disney dance party. Union is one of 20 schools in Ohio to win the “Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Get Active, Get Fit ...


Cleanup continued Wednesday, a day after a tanker truck carrying gasoline overturned on the state Route 711 connector on-ramp from Interstate 680, spilling into the city’s sewer system 2,000 of the 8,000 gallons it was carrying.

Cleanup continued Wednesday, a day after a tanker truck carrying ...

Cleanup continued Wednesday, a day after a tanker truck carrying gasoline overturned on the state Route 711 connector on-ramp from Interstate 680, spilling into the city’s sewer system 2,000 of the 8,000 gallons it was ...