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Students serve dinner to 100+: Serving an evening meal recently at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley were Fitch High School Interact Club members: front row, left to right, Megan Miller, Alyssa Conn and Kirsty Thurston; and back row, left to right, Jaclynn Choma, Brandon Rivello, Zarek Bell, and advisers Tina Kubacki and Gary Reel. Standing at the far left is Carmella Harris, a cook at the Rescue Mission. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austintown and is open to all Fitch students.

Published on January 31, 2012


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Youngstown State’s Melissa Thompson (23) dribbles upcourt after grabbing a rebound during a recent game. Thompson and the Penguins are preparing for Saturday’s game against Butler.

Published on January 31, 2012


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Stocker

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Rapp

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws during the first half of the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco.

Published on January 31, 2012


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United’s Taylor Smith (45) shoots over South Range’s Kristin Robinson (24) while Kelsey Maynard watches during Monday’s game at South Range High.

Published on January 31, 2012


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Youngstown State University Police Chief Jack Gocala retires today after 20 years at the helm of the campus department and more than 40 years in law enforcement.

Published on January 31, 2012


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Crues Jr.

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Youngstown Municipal Court Administrator George Denney stands in the area of the police department’s fifth floor, where video arraignments will begin Monday. The city will spend $22,000 for a new videoarraignment system after the Mahoning County sheriff decided to end the practice at the county jail.

Published on January 31, 2012


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William Garrett, 21 months, of Canfield, carries the world in his hands at a Baby Brilliant early-literacy session at the Poland Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Published on January 31, 2012


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Watson

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Even the usually dour Bill Belichick was joking around as the New England Patriots arrived in Indianapolis for Super Bowl week.

Published on January 30, 2012


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Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith Jr., right, shoots over Michigan’s Blake McLimans during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday in Columbus. Smith scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines 64-49.

Published on January 30, 2012


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Blaney

Published on January 30, 2012


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Rancher Dallas Ford talks about his cattle in Tivoli, Texas. Ford has put in new fencing to keep his cattle in separate fields to prevent them from chewing the grass too far down and force them to drink out of strategically located troughs.

Published on January 30, 2012


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Henry Stambaugh Golf Course is getting a much-needed face-lift thanks to the work of Boak & Sons of Austintown. Here, Jason Thompson works on the side of the clubhouse.

Published on January 30, 2012


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Lydia Cherep Becker, guidance counselor at Bristol High School, shows her mother, Mary Cherep, some of her students’ work at the Art Outreach Gallery in Eastwood Mall in Niles. Entries into the 2012 Northeastern Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards are on display.

Published on January 30, 2012


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"IT WORKS FOR WORKING STUDENTS. THEY COULD GO TO SCHOOL, FROM 8 A.M. TO NOON, FIVE DAYS A WEEK, AND THEN THEY’RE FREE TO GO TO WORK.” -- Jim Petro, Ohio chancellor

Published on January 30, 2012


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Kolya arm-wrestles with Beth White, Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates director of marketing, during a visit there. White heard about his story, and the practice is donating physical-therapy sessions.

Published on January 30, 2012


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Source: Environmental Protection Agency - Radiation Exposure

Published on January 28, 2012


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Jaclynn and Amanda Choma of Austintown Fitch High School have been chosen to represent Austintown at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference for three days in late February. They will meet with other juniors from Northeast Ohio. In all, 88 students and presenters will attend the event, which will take place at the Avalon Inn in Warren. The twins, who are active in the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Fitch, will separate as a way to meet the maximum number of new people. The Rotary Club of Austintown provided full financial support for the three-day event, an annual project.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Austintown residents Ron and Robin Brooks won a new 2012 Ford Focus, which was presented to them in Pittsburgh on Jan. 17. Eat’n Park Restaurants and the Neighborhood Ford Store teamed up for the presentation, a result of Eat’n Park’s Caring for Kids Campaign, which raised money for children’s hospitals and children’s charities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The Ford raffle raised more than $140,000 for the campaign. The Brookses’ winning ticket was drawn Dec. 14 by a patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh from more than 70,000 tickets sold. The new car will replace the Brooks family’s minivan, which has racked up more than 250,000 miles. Ron Brooks will use the Focus for his weekly drives to the Cleveland Clinic, where he receives medical treatment. The Neighborhood Ford Store, which comprises 82 Ford Dealers in Southwest Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio and the panhandles of Maryland and Virginia, donated the Focus this year. They also donated a new Ford for last year’s Caring For Kids Campaign.

Published on January 27, 2012


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR: The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance is hosting its eighth annual champagne brunch and fashion show February 23 to benefit the Midlothian Free Clinic and Second Harvest Backpack program. From left are Susan Yarab, Dr. Michael Engle, and chairwomen Cassi Calderone and Tammy Engle.

Published on January 27, 2012


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The seventh annual “Celebration of Scouting” fundraiser breakfast will take place at 7:15 a.m. March 6 at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. The Whispering Pines District of the Greater Western Reserve Council of Boy Scouts of America will celebrate Scouting’s local impact by recognizing families with generations of Eagle Scouts. Guest speakers will include Eagle Scouts Dr. Timothy Kneen and Anthony Calautti, and GWRC executive Jason Wolf, at far right, who will deliver the “State of Scouting Report.” Members of the event steering committee are, from left, chairman Mark Luke, George and Beth Basista, David Deibel, Holly Baker, George Grim and Jennifer Hunt. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Wolf at 330-898-8474 or jason.wolf@scouting.org. Donations can be made online at www.bsa-gwrc.org or by sending a check to Boy Scouts of America, 4930 Enterprise Blvd. NW, Warren, OH 44481. Local businesses and friends of Scouting are encouraged to contact Wolf about sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Trumbull County League of Women Voters recently had its annual Public Officials Luncheon at Cafe 422 in Warren. The event is by invitation and allows League members and various state and local officials an opportunity to meet in an informal setting to discuss plans for the upcoming year. LWV of TC meets on the fourth Monday of each month at various locations. Meetings are open to the public and published on the website: www.orgsites.com/oh/lwvtc, and in the local media. Contact Kirsten Burkey at 330-638-7536 for membership information. Seated from left are Janice Hardman, LWVTC president; Ohio 11th District Judge Cynthia Rice; Eddie Wolcott, event chairwoman; and Judge Ronald Rice, Trumbull County Eastern District. Standing from left are Ohio state Rep. Casey Kozlowski, R-99th; Ken Kubala, 2011 Trumbull County Fair Board director and safety compliance manager at the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office; McDonald Mayor Glenn Holmes; Girard Municipal Magistrate Mark Finamore, president of the Trumbull County Township Association; Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County coroner; Newton Falls Mayor Lyle Waddell; Al Haberstroh, board member of the Trumbull County Educational Service Center; and Ohio state Rep. Tom Letson, D-64th. Missing from the photograph are Ohio state Rep. Sean O’Brien, D-65th; Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill; and Judge Richard James, Trumbull County Family Court.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. James E. McMurray

Published on January 27, 2012


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JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR: The Annual Snowflake Ball sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will take place Saturday at Stambaugh Auditorium. Beverly Fortune, left, is a co-chairwoman of the event. Brenda Moore, middle, and Alnita Russell, right, are committee members. Co-chairwoman Sandy Smith-Graves is not pictured.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Brad Palmer and Gina Dowell

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David R. Pugh and Amanda L. Davis

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Guy R. Harris and Marlana R. LaCivita

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J.T. Stenglein of the Youngstown Phantoms (17) knocks the Waterloo Black Hawks’ Eddie Wittchow (51) into the boards during a USHL game Thursday at the Covelli Centre. The game was tied 3-3 in the third period when Mike Ambrosia scored the winning goal to Youngstown the 4-3 victory.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Youngstown State senior guard Kenya Middlebrooks (5) goes up for a shot during an Horizon League basketball game Thursday against Detroit at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins dropped the Titans, 80-67, behind Middlebrooks, who scored a career-high 30 points, including a school-record eight 3-pointers.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Youngstown Police Department Patrolman Richard Baldwin is shown in a hallway at Chaney High School, where he works as a security officer two days a week. The Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars named Baldwin its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He will receive the award Saturday at the VFW’s Mid-Year Conference in Columbus.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Jane Haggerty, math coach at P. Ross Berry Eighth and Ninth Grade Academy in Youngstown, uses an ordinary deck of playing cards to help students improve their math skills. The playing cards were on her teacher wish list.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Dumas

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Aleishka Rodriguez, a fourth-grader at Youngstown’s Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, enrolled in the school as a second-grader speaking Spanish. Now, with help from her teacher, Joan Fahey, others at the school and family members, Aleishka speaks English fluently. About 250 students participate in the city schools’ English language learners program for students who speak other languages.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Cleveland State guard D’Aundray Brown, an Ursuline High grad and preseason first team All-Horizon League selection, is averaging 11.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and a league-best 2.5 steals per game for CSU (17-4, 7-2), which will play at Youngstown State on Saturday.

Published on January 27, 2012


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Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties’ OSU Extension 4-H Exchange program is seeking families to host Japanese exchange students and chaperones this summer. Students and adults involved in last year’s exchange gather here for a picture.

Published on January 26, 2012


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DeWine

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Saffold

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Boardman dispatcher Lauren Bruno, above, directs emergency calls to police and fire Wednesday. The process of hiring dispatchers has been bumped up from September 2012 to now.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Youngstown Phantoms defenseman Chris Bradley (3) closes in on Team USA’s Tyler Motte during a recent game at the Covelli Centre. Bradley was selected last week’s USHL Defenseman of the Week.

Published on January 26, 2012


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West Branch’s Rebekah Zets (24) puts up a shot and is fouled by Marlington’s Malea Stuffel during Wednesday’s game in Beloit. West Branch won 56-47.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Pallbearers including sons Jay Paterno, foreground right, and Scott Paterno, foreground center, carry the coffin of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno after funeral services at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus Wednesday in State College, Pa. Paterno, 85, died of lung cancer Sunday morning.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Robin Brussel, 48, holds her 5-week-old son Noah Brussel as she checks on her granddaughter, Joey Fowler Holmes, who is 4 months old.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., assisted by her chief of staff, Pia Carusone, leaves her office on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday for the last time as a member of Congress.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Contributions are being taken for the renovation project for the former Rayen Stadium. About $1.7 million of the $3 million goal has been raised or pledged.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Aldish is in the school district five days a week. He deals with truancies, reports of drugs, thefts and fights.

Published on January 26, 2012


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Decorating for dinner: Eileen and Ray Novotny, left, Joan Sonnett and Sister Nancy Dawson, right, general superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, ready decorations for the Ursuline Center’s annual Valentine’s Day dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the center’s auditorium, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. Entertainment will be offered by the Canfield High School Music Trio. Tickets are $20, and proceeds will benefit various ministries offered by the Ursuline Sisters. For tickets or more information, call Peggy Eicher at 330-533-7681 or e-mail her at peggyeicher@gmail.com.

Published on January 25, 2012


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Crestview’s Robert Logan, left, wrestles the ball away from East Palestine’s Zakary Brockman during the second period of their game Tuesday in Crestview.

Published on January 25, 2012


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Foley

Published on January 25, 2012


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Patriot Water Treatment LLC, the state’s lone brine-wastewater treatment plant in Warren, continues to stave off a potential closing by state environmental regulators. Joe Allen, above, is one of 25 employees at the facility, which currently is running at one-sixth of its capacity.

Published on January 25, 2012


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Michael Zordich, right, a former Cardinal Mooney standout, embraces fellow Penn State football player Kevin Blanchard as he replaces Blanchard as an honor guard in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus for the viewing of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno on Tuesday in State College, Pa. Paterno died Sunday morning.

Published on January 25, 2012


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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in Washington on Tuesday.

Published on January 25, 2012


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DeWine

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Debbie Protopapa ices a tray of cupcakes at her home in Struthers. Protopapa started Cupcake Crazy, a business that sells gourmet cupcakes. Cupcake Crazy off ers 50 gourmet flavors and four traditional ones. Protopapa also makes cupcake cakes and dessert cakes.

Published on January 25, 2012


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Microsoft’s Bill Gates speaks during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday.

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Avalon Gardens, a longtime bar and restaurant on Youngstown’s North Side, closed for good Friday night, four months after its owner Jim Donofrio went missing.

Published on January 25, 2012


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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao dunks in front of Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) during the first half of a game Tuesday in Miami.

Published on January 25, 2012


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Poland’s Eddie Moore, left, fights for the ball with Lakeview’s Louie Novakovich during first-half action Tuesday at Poland.

Published on January 25, 2012


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The Second Avenue Project will provide music — everything from Swing to Top 40 — to keep patrons dancing at the Mad About the Arts benefit, set for Feb. 24 at the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown.

Published on January 24, 2012


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Rosalind Wiseman, an author and speaker, talks to sixth- and seventh-graders at Woodrow Wilson Middle School on Monday about bullying. Wiseman wrote the book “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” which became the inspiration for the movie “Mean Girls.”

Published on January 24, 2012


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A halo was added Monday above the likeness of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on the mural outside a student bookstore in State College, Pa.. Paterno died Sunday after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was 85.

Published on January 24, 2012


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Poland’s Maura Bobby (30) drives to the hoop between Lakeview defenders Jamie Sentner (34) and Calli Schmitt (10) during an All-American Conference basketball game Monday in Poland. Lakeview rallied to defeat Poland 48-43 in overtime.

Published on January 24, 2012


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Campbell

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Youngstown State junior guard Blake Allen (1) has been getting in as much practice time as possible, and the extra work has paid off . The Penguins picked up two quality Horizon League wins over the weekend downing Milwaukee and Green Bay and Allen was named the conference’s Player of the Week.

Published on January 24, 2012


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Mandopoulos

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Kasich

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Rosalind Wiseman, an author and speaker, talks to sixth- and seventh-graders at Woodrow Wilson Middle School on Monday about bullying. Wiseman wrote the book “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” which became the inspiration for the movie “Mean Girls.”

Published on January 24, 2012


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Brown

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Mahoning County Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Harchar stands guard as Artis Walton is video-arraigned from the county jail on a criminal-trespass charge. Brenda Rider, sitting next to Walton, is a Youngstown Municipal Court bailiff who took notes. Walton, who pleaded innocent, was one of seven inmates to be video-arraigned Monday.

Published on January 24, 2012


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Liberty Board of Education President Joe Nohra, right, reads a list of more than $1 million in cuts to district personnel as board Vice President David Malone looks on. The cuts will go into effect at the beginning of fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1.

Published on January 24, 2012


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Two employees work in the sleeving plant where labels are put on containers at Chobani Greek Yogurt in South Edmeston, N.Y. Greek yogurt accounts for a quarter of the total yogurt market after a dizzying growth spurt.

Published on January 23, 2012


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Wellington

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Assion

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After failing to receive state tax credits twice and other setbacks, the owner of an agency to revitalize the long-vacant Kress Building in downtown Youngstown, above, has little hope the project will be realized.

Published on January 23, 2012


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Gavalier

Published on January 23, 2012


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Brandon Sullivan, 15, stands in the bedroom of his home at 157 Logan Ave. SE in Warren with his grandmother, Deborah Nicholl. Earlier this month, Brandon awoke and discovered a fire in the attic where his grandmother was sleeping. He woke her and alerted other family members who got out safely.

Published on January 23, 2012


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San Francisco 49ers' Chris Culliver (29) watches as New York Giants' Devin Thomas (15) recovers a fumbled punt by Kyle Williams during the overtime period of the NFC Championship on Sunday in San Francisco. The play set up Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes, who booted a field goal and gave New York the 20-17 win.

Published on January 23, 2012


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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno acknowledges the crowd during warm-ups before a game in State College, Pa. Paterno, who in his 62 years with the Nittany Lions won more games than any other major college coach, died Sunday. He was 85.

Published on January 23, 2012


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In this Nov. 19, 1983, file photo, Penn State coach, Joe Paterno, left, and Pittsburgh coach Foge Fazio talk before a college football game in Pittsburgh. Fazio, who succeeded Jackie Sherrill ascoach at alma mater Pittsburgh and later was a defensive coordinator for the NFL's Vikings and Browns, died Wednesday night, Dec. 2, 2009, following a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 71. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried off the field by his players after getting his 400th collegiate win, defeating Northwestern 38-21 in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov.l 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published on January 22, 2012


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In this Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno leaves Beaver Stadium after his weekly NCAA college football news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 in State College, Pa. Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone else in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was 85. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State coach Joe Paterno, left, talks with quarterback Daryll Clark during a football practice in State College, Pa., Saturday, March 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Published on January 22, 2012


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A flag and Penn State scarf were placed on a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus by fans paying their respects after learning of his death Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in State College,Pa.. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published on January 22, 2012


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In this file photo from Nov. 5, 2005, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno acknowledges the crowd during warm-ups before the NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in State College, Pa. Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone else in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was 85. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, poses in New York, Thursday, Nov. 30, 1978, with the Lambert trophy, honoring Penn State as the best major college team in the east Paterno insisted emphatically at the New York luncheon that he has no desire to move into pro ranks amid speculation that he might succeed John McVay as coach of the New York giants in the national football league. (AP Photo/Burnett)

Published on January 22, 2012


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A miniature football helmet lies among flowers left at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after learning of his death Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in State College,Pa.. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State fans pay thier respects at a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after learning of his death Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in State College,Pa.. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is embraced by his wife, Sue, following Penn State's victory over Texas in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Tx., on Jan. 1, 1972. The Lions beat the Longhorns 30-6. (AP Photo)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, seen in this 2006 file photo after the Nittany Lions defeated Florida State in the Orange Bowl, died Sunday, January 22, 2012. He was 85. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno is shown on the field as his team starts a drill session in New Orleans, La., Dec. 29, 1983. The Nittany Lions meet Georgia in the Sugar Bowl for the national title Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno is shown on the field as his team starts a drill session in New Orleans, La., Dec. 29, 1983. The Nittany Lions meet Georgia in the Sugar Bowl for the national title Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State Football Team, clutches the Lambert Trophy in New York on Dec. 6, 1973 after it was awarded to his team as emblematic of collegiate grid supremacy in the east. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn States? Joe Paterno, left, accepts the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award from former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd at a lunch presentation, Wednesday, March 11, 1982 in Pittsburgh. The award recognizes a style of coaching that emphasizes more than the winning of game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published on January 22, 2012


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In this Sept. 23, 2006 file photo, Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, left, and Penn State head coach Joe Paterno meet on the field before an NCAA college football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Two schools meet on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 in Columbus. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State coach Joe Paterno, right, stands on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. Penn State won 44-14. At left is running back Michael Zordich (9). (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published on January 22, 2012


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In this Sept. 4, 2004 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before a game against Akron, in State College, Pa. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. (AP Photo /Carolyn Kaster, File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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In this Sept. 6, 2008 file photo, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, center, stands with players, from left, Jacob Fragnano, Chris Colasanti, Mark Wedderburn, and J.D. Mason as they watch the game for the sideline during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Oregon State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. After skating through its nonconference schedule, No. 12 Penn State could gain some respect with a win Saturday night in its Big Ten opener against No. 22 Illinois. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State coach Joe Paterno smiles as he walks the field during warmups before their college football game against Purdue in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Published on January 22, 2012


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YSU Coach Eric Wolford and PSU Coach Joe Paterno share a moment before their game at Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley.

Published on January 22, 2012


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Joe Paterno, associate football coach at Penn state, directs players, Jan. 28, 1965 at State College, Pa. (AP Photo)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno stands with his team before they take the field for a football game against Wisconsin in State College, Pa., in this Oct. 13, 2007, file photo. Penn State won 38-7. Paterno is being paid about a half-million dollars a year, state officials said Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, ending one of the most closely guarded secrets of college sports in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, right, quarterback Daryll Clark talk on the sideline during the first half of their college football game against Coastal Carolina Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. The scoreboard showed a smashing success for Penn State's offense, but quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno sought to temper some of the enthusiasm following the season-opening, 66-10 blowout. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Penn State coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before the game against Akron on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in State College, Pa. Penn State won 48-10. (AP Photo /Carolyn Kaster)

Published on January 22, 2012


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In this Jan. 1, 1983 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno celebrates as he is carried off the field after a 27-23 victory against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, to claim the national championship, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. (AP Photo/File)

Published on January 22, 2012


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Amy Polkovitch and Andrew Harman

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Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bennett

Published on January 20, 2012


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Jonathon R. Moffett and Elise N. Franco

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Jory J. Aebly and Michelle L. Cika

Published on January 20, 2012


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Jeffrey D. Thomas and Mechée M. Gasparek

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Megan Cartwright and Tom Key

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pizzola

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Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sanfrey Sr.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Committee members of the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown are planning the annual Winter Seminar, which will take place Feb. 18 at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Members are, from left, Keith Kaiser, Bob Fink, Bill MacPherson, John Kolar and Larry Tooker.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Aurielle Irizzary (5) of Ursuline attempts to drive past Cardinal Mooney’s Taylor Woytek (34) during the second period of their basketball game Thursday at Cardinal Mooney High School. The Irish defeated the Cardinals, 38-28.

Published on January 20, 2012


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San Francisco 49ers owner John York of Canfield waves from the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The 49ers snapped a eight-season playoff drought after the Yorks’ hiring of Jim Harbaugh as head coach. San Francisco faces the New York Giants on Sunday for a Super Bowl berth.

Published on January 20, 2012


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In this photo from April 1989, Newt Gingrich and his second wife, Marianne, a Leetonia native, discuss a book they wrote.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, center, greets the crowd at his campaign headquarters in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday.

Published on January 20, 2012


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A Chevy Cruze is shown in this undated photo. General Motors Co. has surpassed Toyota to once again become the world’s top-selling automaker.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Righetti

Published on January 20, 2012


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Campbell Officer Eric Manning makes a call on a cellphone at the police station. The city building, including police and fire departments, lost landline service Wednesday night and still was without it Thursday. Also affected were 2,500 other customers in the city. Police and fire department calls on their main numbers were rerouted to cellphones. 911 service was being dispatched by Mahoning County to Campbell through radios and remained unaffected.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Gwendolyn E. Boyd was the keynote speaker Thursday at the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Breakfast at Youngstown State University. A Montgomery, Ala., native, Boyd was one of five black students who attended Jefferson Davis High School. She was a math honor student and class valedictorian. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Minimum-wage increases have taken their toll on some small businesses in Ohio such as Belleria in Cornersburg. Owner Leanne Douglass said she had to close her full-service restaurant because of increasing labor costs.

Published on January 20, 2012


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Shasho

Published on January 20, 2012


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Fables come to life: On Jan. 24, the Niles SCOPE Senior Center will host the production of “Aesop’s Fables” by Move Over Broadway Productions. The show is directed by Marlene Menaldi and features community theater performers Terry Shears, Grace Vouvalis and JoAnne Santagata. A luncheon at noon will precede the show, which begins at 1 p.m. The cost for SCOPE members is $1 for the luncheon and the play. “Aesop’s Fables” is a collection of stories credited to a storyteller, Aesop, who lived in ancient Greece. The program is provided by the Niles SCOPE Quilters Group. The proceeds of their recent quilt raffle were donated to the center for this event, which is part of the Lunch ’n Learn series. Preregistration is required. To register call the center at 330-544-2676 or stop in at 14 E. State St., Niles.

Published on January 19, 2012


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"IT’S A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE SHERIFF AND THE COMMISSIONERS, AND [THE CITY IS] BEING USED AS A PAWN.” --Charles Sammarone, Youngstown mayor

Published on January 19, 2012


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Caroline Wozniacki returns a shot to Anna Tatishvili during the Australian Open. Wozniacki is getting advice from her boyfriend, golf star Rory McIlroy, on handling pressure at major tournaments.

Published on January 19, 2012


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J.T. Stenglein, left, of the Youngstown Phantoms had three points for the team in last weekend’s games against Team USA.

Published on January 19, 2012


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Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, left, chats with his brother, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, center, and their father, Jack, before a game in Baltimore. The Harbaughs, separated in age by all of 15 months, have taken different paths to find themselves one win from facing off in the Super Bowl.

Published on January 19, 2012


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Assembly-line workers install dashboard air vents on a 2012 Ford Focus at the Ford Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, Mich. U.S. factories roared to life in December, creating sharply more goods to meet strong demand for business equipment, materials, vehicles and energy.

Published on January 19, 2012


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Ronald Catchpole of Howland, third from left, stands with the three men honored Wednesday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their actions Oct. 29, when Catchpole’s 1990 Pietenpol Aircamper crashed just after takeoff from Price Field on Pleasant Valley Road in Vienna Township. From left are Dr. Bob Bennett, Bob Boyd, Catchpole and Jeff Jardine.

Published on January 19, 2012


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Betras

Published on January 19, 2012


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Juliet Machie, deputy director of the Detroit Public Library, and John S. Weedon, volunteer coordinator at a Connecticut food bank, both finalist candidates for the directorship of the Mahoning County public library system, share a light moment Wednesday during a question-and-answer period at a public forum at the Poland library.

Published on January 19, 2012


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Published on January 19, 2012


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Baker

Published on January 19, 2012


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New officers of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of Military Officers Association of America take their oath of office in the newly formed chapter headquarters. From left to right are retired Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class Don Oglesby, secretary/treasurer; retired Lt. Col. Donald Rasile, second vice president; Lt. John Holzer, first vice president; and retired Col. Walter Duzzny, president.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Sandy and Mark Mangan with their dog, Lou, stand outside their State Road home in Granger Township near Medina. Their home is one of two in Medina County that have been deemed a public-health threat by a federal health agency because of potentially explosive levels of natural gas in their drinking water.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Workers from D&A Excavating of Canfield remove debris from the site of the former Ohio Leather Co. along North State Street in Girard. Although the demolition took place more than 10 years ago, the site of the once-sprawling leather factory remains contaminated. Above, the plant is pictured in its heyday in the 1940s.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Judge Kolby

Published on January 18, 2012


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A “No Dumping” sign stands at the contaminated site of the former Ohio Leather Co. property off U.S. Route 422 in Girard. After more than a decade of negotiations with the owners, the city decided Tuesday to obtain the land via foreclosure procedures.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Jeffrey Dick

Published on January 18, 2012


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Patterson

Published on January 18, 2012


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Auggie Ruggiero of Austintown checks out some websites during a computer class at the Austintown Senior Center. The class meets weekly and is taught by volunteers from the Austintown Local School District. Barb Kliner, district grant coordinator, met with seniors Tuesday to discuss helpful websites such as AARP.com, RetailMeNot.com and Amazon.com.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) shoots in front Golden State Warriors’ Charles Jenkins in the second quarter of a game Tuesday in Cleveland.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Youngstown East’s Terrell McClain (20) puts up a shot over Liberty’s David Hight (2) and Jamaal Daniel (24) during their game Tuesday at East High.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Boardman’s Deion Harris (22) goes in for a layup against Shaw defenders during the second period of a game Tuesday in Boardman.

Published on January 18, 2012


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Ballet company serves spaghetti: Ballet Western Reserve will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the church hall at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Some of the students who will serve are, from left, senior company members Maeli Foley, Caroline Ciferno and Jena Styka. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 12, or can be purchased in advance by calling 330-744-1934. Children 2 and under eat free. There also will also be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle.

Published on January 17, 2012


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Alicia Baty holds her daughter, Kimberly Grace Baty, 5 months, while Tammie Riddle of Youngstown asks her a question during the citywide baby shower. In addition to games and refreshments, the event featured information from health-care agencies and social-service professionals who answered questions about health and wellness for mothers, babies and children.

Published on January 17, 2012


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Kevin Gilmore

Published on January 17, 2012


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Kayden Smith, 6 months, takes in the scene during the sixth annual citywide baby shower on Monday at the McGuffey Centre. He was with his aunt, Kelley Ray of Youngstown.

Published on January 17, 2012


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The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley had an open house Monday at the facility, located at 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Youngstown.

Published on January 17, 2012


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The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side Monday after running aground near the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, last Friday. The rescue operation was called off midafternoon Monday after the Costa Concordia shifted a few inches in rough seas. The fear is that if the ship shifts significantly, some 500,000 gallons of fuel may begin to leak.

Published on January 17, 2012


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Earl McAlway, left, chaplain of VFW Post 6488, presented the post’s Trailblazer Award to retired Detective Sgt. Delphine Baldwin-Casey, formerly of the Youngstown Police Department. The award was presented Monday in recognition of Baldwin-Casey’s 31 years of service to the Valley at the post in Youngstown.

Published on January 17, 2012


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Struthers’ Tommy Kimborough (12) is met by heavy pressure from Erie Strong Vincent’s Denzel Jones (11) during their basketball game Monday during the See Them Rise Classic at the Covelli Centre. The Wildcats came up short against the Colonels, losing 62-60.

Published on January 17, 2012


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"IT MEANS A LOT TO ME TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF JOHN AND JERRY MCNALLY. THIS IS TRUE DEMOCRATS COMING TOGETHER.” -- David Ditzler, commissioner candidate

Published on January 17, 2012


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The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side Monday after running aground near the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, last Friday. The rescue operation was called off midafternoon Monday after the Costa Concordia shifted a few inches in rough seas. The fear is that if the ship shifts significantly, some 500,000 gallons of fuel may begin to leak.

Published on January 17, 2012


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A touchdown by tight end Vernon Davis (85) in the fi nals seconds of the NFC Divisional game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday got San Francisco into the NFC Championship this Sunday. The loss by Green Bay Packers to the New York Giants means the 49ers get to stay in the much-warmer friendlier Bay area when they play host to the Giants.

Published on January 17, 2012


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Ursuline’s Kevin Jackson (30) has a shot blocked by Sharon’s Marlin Sanders (1) in the third period of their basketball game during the See Them Rise Classic on Monday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. The Irish edged the Tigers, 57-55.

Published on January 17, 2012


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Published on January 13, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bullen

Published on January 13, 2012


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Justin L. Stoll and Emily J. Baird

Published on January 13, 2012


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Learning about volunteers: Guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Austintown’s first meeting of the new year was Amy Miklandric, coordinator of volunteers at MVI Hospice Services. Part of the organization’s work is done by volunteers who provide respites for caregivers, light cooking, errands and conversation time. For more information call 330-759-9487. Rotary president Deanna Spirko, right, presented Miklandric with a certificate of appreciation and a book to be donated to the library at Woodside Elementary School.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Michelle M. Amicone and James J. Krokoski Jr.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Brett

Published on January 13, 2012


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Spelling Bee winners: Roosevelt Elementary School in McDonald had its 2012 Spelling Bee on Jan. 11 at McDonald High School. Principal Dave Vecchione, left, stands with students who finished in top spots. From left to right are Jared Helco, third place; Braden Rupe, first place; and Abbie Matig, second place. Spelling Bee instructor Martha Justice is at far right. This is the second consecutive year that Braden has finished in first place.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Melissa Keenan and Jeffery Kenville

Published on January 13, 2012


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Andrew Lombardo and Tiffany Janis

Published on January 13, 2012


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Jennifer L. Schuler and Ioannis M. Kalouris

Published on January 13, 2012


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Thomas L. Williams and Jaclyn M. Serich

Published on January 13, 2012


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David W. Drevna and Felicia M. Ciotola

Published on January 13, 2012


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Brian K. Wharry and Adrianne L. Logozzo

Published on January 13, 2012


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Published on January 13, 2012


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Stephanie L. Day and Michael P. Kozak

Published on January 13, 2012


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Ryan Nyardy and Cara B. Hardenbrook

Published on January 13, 2012


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Carchedi

Published on January 13, 2012


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Gunn

Published on January 13, 2012


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O'Connor

Published on January 13, 2012


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Canfield’s Kayla Barko (12) pressures Poland’s Aleah Hughes (10) as she tries to shoot the ball during the second period of their All-American Conference basketball game Thursday in Poland. The Cardinals defeated the Bulldogs, 56-46.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Youngstown State’s Kenya Middlebrooks (5) fi ghts for a loose ball against Loyola defenders Ayrealle Beavers (24) and Abby Skube (34) during the fi rst half of their basketball game Thursday at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins came up short against the Ramblers, losing 82-77.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Graham DeLaet of Canada blasts out of a bunker on the 13th hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament Thursday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. DeLaet shot a 7-under-63 to claim the top spot on the leaderboard.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Aramark service managers Randy Nelson, left, and Brittany Howard, center, talk to job-seekers Tuesday at the HireLive career fair in Los Angeles. More people sought unemployment benefits last week as companies let go of thousands of workers hired for the holiday season.

Published on January 13, 2012


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The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has raised about $4.5 million of the $6 million needed to complete the renovation of the former Harry Burt Building on West Federal Street in Youngstown. The building, now named the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, is scheduled to open this fall as a historical-themed community center.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Ray

Published on January 13, 2012


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Stocker

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Hladun

Published on January 13, 2012


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Letson

Published on January 13, 2012


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Gary Setz, highway maintenance supervisor with the Mahoning County engineer’s office, inspects the salt-truck fleet Thursday as it stands ready in the garage to keep county roads safe for motorists as the predicted snow flies today.

Published on January 13, 2012


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Demonstrators rally in downtown Youngstown in support of House Bill 108, also called “Nitro’s Law.” The rally Wednesday came at the same time Steven Croley of Austintown was in court for a probation-violation hearing.

Published on January 12, 2012


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Wickstrom

Published on January 12, 2012


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Hood

Published on January 12, 2012


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Tony Torisk of Struthers checks out the outdoor menu board.

Published on January 12, 2012


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Kobly

Published on January 12, 2012


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Desiree D’Altorio, a fourth-grader at Taft Elementary School, Youngstown, rolls into the Relay for Learning at the school. Students, divided into teams, race to the front of the gymnasium, answer a question and race back.

Published on January 12, 2012


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Carl Brown (15) and his teammates from LaBrae will be one among the four area boys basketball players who will be competing in the LaRiccia See Them Rise Classic on Monday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. Former Vindicator sports reporter John Kovach was a driving force behind the creation of the event, which has been rebranded from Covelli Centre Basketball Series and now centered around Martin Luther King Day.

Published on January 12, 2012


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Published on January 12, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Gene Popovnak

Published on January 11, 2012


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Girard Junior Women raise funds: Girard Junior Women member Kendra Allen, left, paints the face of Colette Chuey, also a member, at a recent fundraiser. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Amen Corner, 20 W. Main St., Girard. The program will feature a discussion of the benefits of the recent partnership between the Girard Free Library and Clevnet, a multimember library consortium that spans 10 counties in Northeast Ohio. Heather Walker will present the program, and Roselyn Gadd of GJW will host the meeting. Guests are welcome and can order from the menu.

Published on January 11, 2012


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State-certifi ed English-Spanish interpreter John P. Shaklee, left, interprets for Victor Manuel Galindo-Barjas, a native Spanishspeaker from Mexico, during a court hearing in which Barjas pleaded guilty to drunken driving and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault. At right is Barjas’ lawyer, Miriam Ocasio. Costs for interpreters have been low. A5.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Kerosky

Published on January 11, 2012


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Engler

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Hayes Jr.

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Marsico

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Trumbull County resident Werner Lange dressed as Uncle Sam showed his feelings on fracking.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Alabama’s Trent Richardson holds up the winning trophy after the BCS National Championship game against LSU on Monday in New Orleans. Alabama won 21-0. Commissioners, who met Tuesday, are considering big changes to the BSC, including a playoff .

Published on January 11, 2012


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Lowellville High boys basketball coach Mike Mangine knows a little bit about intensity — or lack thereof — in a team.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Fitch’s Nate Blair (24) looks for room as Mooney’s Doug Caputo closes in under the Mooney basket during Tuesday’s game at Mooney. The Falcons won, 47-46.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Callie’s Charleston Biscuits are shown with a drizzle of honey.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Specialist Christopher Gildea works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. U.S. stocks traded solidly higher Tuesday after European markets rallied and corporate bellwether Alcoa predicted stronger demand in 2012.

Published on January 11, 2012


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The Lincoln MKZ concept car is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Tuesday.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Lorraine

Published on January 11, 2012


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Memorabilia and other items from the Boardman A&W restaurant, such as these root beer mugs, will be auctioned today by Basinger Auctions. The Boardman restaurant closed Dec. 31, after nearly 40 years in business.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Neil Heller, an assistant chief of the Warren Fire Department, holds the bullet that he found on the street outside a house on Fourth Street Southwest on Tuesday morning. He found the bullet just after feeling a sharp stinging in his thigh. Heller was not injured.

Published on January 11, 2012


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State Rep. Robert Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, was at Tuesday’s protest at the Ohio Statehouse, where he urged his fellow lawmakers to institute a moratorium on horizontal hydraulic fracturing and on the disposal of drilling waste fluids in injection wells.

Published on January 11, 2012


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Muth

Published on January 11, 2012


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Jason Kokrak during his JFK golf days.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak with family and friends at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, ending October 30, 2011.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Jason Kokrak on his JFK high school golf team.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Barbara Clelind, 76, a three-year resident of Hubbard Manor apartments, enjoys the newly renovated apartment in which she lives. The 40-year-old complex is undergoing a $5.7 million renovation expected to be complete by the end of February.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Romney

Published on January 9, 2012


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New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham, a graduate of Harding High School, pulls in a 27-yard touchdown pass against Atlanta Falcons strong safety James Sanders (36) and Dunta Robinson during the second half of their wild card playoff game Sunday.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Kurish

Published on January 9, 2012


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Chloe Baer, 2, and her father Matt Baer, of Poland, log Chloe’s healthy eating habits using her An Apple A Day tracking tool. Baer said the program, which he also uses with his 7-year-old daughter, Brianna, helps him keep track of what his children are eating and gets them involved in their own nutrition.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Denver quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates his 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime, giving the Broncos a 29-23 win over the Steelers in an NFL wild card playoff game Sunday in Denver.

Published on January 9, 2012


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LSU head coach Les Miles, right, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban pose for a picture during a news conference for the BCS national championship game in New Orleans.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Joy Bosiljcic models “The Equador” from the Ian Stuart Killer Queen couture collection during the opening Sunday afternoon of Evaline’s Bridal Show at the Covelli Centre.

Published on January 9, 2012


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The Rev. Michael Marcelli of St. Charles Church, Boardman, performs Christmas music on his harmonica, accompanied by accordionist Betty Bannon during a Christmas music concert Sunday at the church.

Published on January 9, 2012


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Nussle

Published on January 9, 2012


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Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s league 2012 officers are, from left to right, Yvonne Ford, first vice president and membership chairwoman; Nina Lowry, recording secretary; Linda Crish, corresponding secretary; Monica Baker, second vice president; and Sperry Rongone, president. At far right is Lisa Hedrick, junior director of GRWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Easter Seals is beneficiary: MTC Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing & Speech Center was recently presented with a check from the Youngstown-Columbiana Association of Realtors in the amount of $7,300. Ken Sklenar, right, president and chief executive of the recently merged organization, accepts the donation from Joan Zarlenga, 2011 YCAR president. Each year YCAR chooses a charitable organization to be the recipient of funds raised through annual dues, educational classes and 50-50 raffles at each of their meetings.

Published on January 6, 2012


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John P. Castronova and Kelly A. Croysdale

Published on January 6, 2012


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Pictures are claim to frame: Diane Chappell Foreman, of Chappell’s House of Pictures & Frames in Salem, took second place in the print competition of the Ohio Professional Picture Framer’s Association. Her work qualified for entry in the national competition, which will be in Las Vegas later this month. All PPFA members who enter the competition are given the same image and encouraged to express their individual taste. Foreman’s entry was judged on its quality of construction and materials used, along with visual impact.

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Sara Canale and Alan Henson

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Michael Gibson and Marlena Pisano

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Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hulea

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Smith

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During First Night Canfield, the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration, Patty Cervello, left, prepares to paint the face of little Olivia Madura at Canfield Middle School.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Rose Windt, seated, is with members of her family who gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday Jan. 4. From left to right are Gina McQuillan, a granddaughter; Melia Caban, a great-great-granddaughter; Jacquelyn Caban, a great-granddaughter; and Geraldine Zinghini, her daughter.

Published on January 6, 2012


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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. General Motors will strengthen the structure around the batteries in its Volt electric cars to keep them safe during crashes, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Youngstown State’s Blake Allen drives around Denzel Brito of Loyola during Thursday’s game at Beeghly Center. YSU won 68-64 in overtime.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Phantoms forward Ryan Belonger (16) tries to keep Muskegon’s Matt DeBlouw from the puck during Thursday’s game at the Covelli Centre.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Aretha Franklin, shown at the taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” says the proposal from her longtime friend Willie Wilkerson was not entirely unexpected.

Published on January 6, 2012


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In this photo provided by Barnes & Noble, a demonstrator holds the new Nook Tablet in New York. Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is reviewing its options for its growing Nook e-book reader business and might spin it off from its core bookstore business.

Published on January 6, 2012


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A pair of bulls is displayed in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday to promote the Professional Bull Riders annual event at Madison Square Garden. Stocks steadily gained ground Thursday after falling sharply at the open. Investors weighed renewed concern about Europe against the latest encouraging report about the U.S. job market.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Maureen O’Neil-Farris, a board member of Youngstown’s Neighborhood Improvement Corps, takes stock at the group’s Community Tool Shed on Youngstown-Poland Road.

Published on January 6, 2012


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Sammarone

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Hagan

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Whatley

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Tom Bartholomew of TeleGold Jewelers in Boardman looks through a magnifier to see the karat marking on a piece of jewelry.

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Fred Pisani, manager of the Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, oversees a collection of art and pop-culture items involving cats.

Published on January 5, 2012


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Ryan Clark sat down in Mike Tomlin’s office and did something a little out of character for the normally verbose Pittsburgh Steelers safety. He listened.

Published on January 5, 2012


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Boardman’s Emily Gibbs (34) leaps past Ursuline’s Courtney Powell on the way to the hoop during the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Boardman High School.

Published on January 5, 2012


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YSU junior forward Damian Eargle said Saturday’s win over Cleveland State boosted the Penguins’ confidence and proved they can compete with anyone in the Horizon League.

Published on January 5, 2012


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A woman walks down 34th Street carrying the fruits of her shopping expedition on the day after Christmas in New York. A flurry of post-Christmas bargain-shopping helped drive sales higher in the last week of December, according to a report Wednesday from a shopping-mall trade group.

Published on January 5, 2012


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Franklin

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Rucker

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Saffold

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After plumbing problems closed the OH WOW! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology on New Year’s Eve, repairs were made, and the center reopened Wednesday.

Published on January 5, 2012


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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Richard Cordray in Shaker Heights, Ohio. In a defiant display of executive power, Obama on Wednesday bucked GOP opposition and appointed Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog.

Published on January 5, 2012


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"THESE STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT LINES SHOW A BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE OHIO CONSTITUTION.” -- Sen. Capri Cafaro, Ohio Senate minority leader

Published on January 5, 2012


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Susie Beiersdorfer, a part-time geology instructor at Youngstown State University and a member of Occupy Youngstown, spoke at Wednesday’s city council meeting about injection wells and earthquakes. Council President Jamael Tito Brown, left, listens.

Published on January 5, 2012


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The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown’s Education Committee comprises, from left, Kathleen Dragoman, Barbara Brothers, Corliss Green, Marcellene Hawk, Dorothy Kane, Ilona Labusch and Norma Anderson. Committee members Deb Mathews and Kim Poma are not pictured. The group studied issues in education and presented a membership consensus to the League of Women Voters of Ohio. LWVGY’s annual brunch will take place Jan. 14. The members-only event will offer half-price memberships at the door. Those who attend will have a look at the coming legislative session and an opportunity to meet officeholders at state and national levels. The brunch will be served at the Youngstown Club, 201 E. Commerce St., Youngstown. Registration from 10 to 10:30 a.m. will be followed by brunch and legislative updates. The cost is $15, and reservations are to be made with Karen Lazarus at 330-788-8946.

Published on January 4, 2012


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American Association of University Women, Warren-Trumbull County Branch, were treated recently to an evening of holiday entertainment. Members of Lakeview Madrigal Singers, above, under the direction of Bonnie Chronister, performed several selections. The next meeting of AAUW will be Feb. 6. For information on becoming a member or attending a meeting call 330-898-3696.

Published on January 4, 2012


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Roselyn Ferris and Michael O’Brien.

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Virginia Tech wide receiver D.J. Coles (18) runs between Michigan cornerback Courtney Avery (5), linebacker Kenny Demens (25) and safety Thomas Gordon (30) during the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Tuesday. Michigan won 23-20 in overtime.

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Howland’s Chris Maze goes for two points past Struthers’ Jake Jacubec, left, and Dylan Schmidt during first half action Tuesday at Howland.

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Boardman’s T.J. Irving (4) tries to keep the ball from Poland’s Jerry Lawman during Tuesday’s game in Boardman. Poland won 63-49.

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The Cavaliers’ Ramon Sessions (3) is stopped by the Bobcats’ Bismack Biyombo (0) in the second quarter of Tuesday’s NBA basketball game in Cleveland.

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Actress and author Carol Weakland, left, and Tony Cebriak discuss her recent presentation of “The Cricket on the Hearth,” a lesser-known Christmas tale by Charles Dickens, to the Austintown Friends of the Library. The next Friends’ meeting will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the library, one week later than usual due to the Martin Luther King Day closing. The speaker will be Loretta Ekoniak, who will share information on the Slovak heritage in the Mahoning Valley. Meetings are open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Published on January 3, 2012


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The Boardman Spartans Marching Band traveled to Disney Theme Parks from Dec. 27 to Jan. 1. Under the direction of Thomas Ruggieri, director of bands, and Michael Shevok, assistant director, the band participated in “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime” parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Leading the band were field conductors Tony Colella, right, and Carmen Moradian, left. While there, the band’s Jazz Ensemble 1, under the direction of Ruggieri, also performed at Downtown Disney’s Waterside Stage.

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Penn State running back and Mooney graduate Michael Zordich (9) moves in to assist teammate Chaz Powell (2) as Powell is pursued by Houston running back Braxton Welford (40) during the second half of the TicketCity Bowl on Monday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The No. 20 Cougars rolled over the No. 24 Nittany Lions, 30-14, behind quarterback Case Keenum, who completed 45 of 69 passes for 532 yards.

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Florida’s Ronald Powell (7) sacks Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) in the first half of the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl at Everbank Field on Monday in Jacksonville, Fla. The Gators’ defense and special teams came up big, recording six sacks and scoring twice as Florida downed the Buckeyes, 24-17.

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"THIS IS BIG BUSINESS THAT’S COMING TO US, AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT.... WE’VE GOT TO SLOW DOWN AND MAKE SURE WE’RE DOING IT RIGHT." -- State Rep. Sean O’Brien, of Brookfield, D-65th

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Fitch’s Maura Bianco (24) and and Cassie Custer, right, try to shut down Harding’s Audreyanna Baldridge (23) during the first half of a basketball game Monday at Austintown Fitch High School. The Raiders dominated the Falcons, 72-42.

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Hathorn

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Patrons enjoy drinks and wings at the bar inside the new Quaker Steak and Lube in Boardman. The establishment, which moved from Market Street to its new site last August, was one of eight locations to open in 2011. The Sharon, Pa.-based business looks to open another 12 restaurants this year.

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Lillian Howell of Youngstown sings along with the congregation during the service. The annual event celebrates the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in America.

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The shop still hums with all the original shoe-repair machines purchased by Palestro’s dad, Frank Palestro, when he opened the business in 1942.

Published on January 3, 2012


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