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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.

Decorating for dinner: Eileen and Ray Novotny, left, Joan Sonnett ...

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 ...


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.

Patriot Water Treatment LLC, the state’s lone brine-wastewater treatment plant ...

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 ...


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

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address ...

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


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.

Debbie Protopapa ices a tray of cupcakes at her home ...

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 ...


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

Microsoft’s Bill Gates speaks during a plenary session at the ...

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


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.

Avalon Gardens, a longtime bar and restaurant on Youngstown’s North ...

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.


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

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao dunks in front of Miami Heat’s ...

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


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

Poland’s Eddie Moore, left, fights for the ball with Lakeview’s ...

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


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.

Crestview’s Robert Logan, left, wrestles the ball away from East ...

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.


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.

Michael Zordich, right, a former Cardinal Mooney standout, embraces fellow ...

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 ...