Photos for 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.

Carl Brown (15) and his teammates from LaBrae will be ...

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 ...


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.

Desiree D’Altorio, a fourth-grader at Taft Elementary School, Youngstown, rolls ...

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.


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.

Demonstrators rally in downtown Youngstown in support of House Bill ...

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.


Tony Torisk of Struthers checks out the outdoor menu board.

Tony Torisk of Struthers checks out the outdoor menu board.

Tony Torisk of Struthers checks out the outdoor menu board.