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Tina Palumbo and Fred White Jr.

Tina Palumbo and Fred White Jr.

Tina Palumbo and Fred White Jr.


Jeff Hether and Michelle Blakeman

Jeff Hether and Michelle Blakeman

Jeff Hether and Michelle Blakeman


Joshua D. Markota and Carissa L. Whitehouse

Joshua D. Markota and Carissa L. Whitehouse

Joshua D. Markota and Carissa L. Whitehouse


Brent Long and Kimberly Fox

Brent Long and Kimberly Fox

Brent Long and Kimberly Fox


Kurt Seachrist and Kristy L. Foster

Kurt Seachrist and Kristy L. Foster

Kurt Seachrist and Kristy L. Foster


Richard E. White and Kelly M. Jackson

Richard E. White and Kelly M. Jackson

Richard E. White and Kelly M. Jackson


Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Luis Morel watches as catcher Charlie Valerio (16) fi res the ball to fi rst base to get Brooklyn Cyclones base runner Alex Sanchez out during Monday’s New York-Penn League game at Eastwood Field, Niles. The Scrappers fell to the Cyclones, 5-1.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Luis Morel watches as catcher Charlie ...

Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Luis Morel watches as catcher Charlie Valerio (16) fi res the ball to fi rst base to get Brooklyn Cyclones base runner Alex Sanchez out during Monday’s New York-Penn League game ...


Pirates catcher Michael McKenry watches as the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo connects for a three-run home run in the fifth inning of Monday’s baseball game in Chicago. Chicago routed Pittsburgh, 14-4.

Pirates catcher Michael McKenry watches as the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo ...

Pirates catcher Michael McKenry watches as the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo connects for a three-run home run in the fifth inning of Monday’s baseball game in Chicago. Chicago routed Pittsburgh, 14-4.


Americans Matthew Grevers, left, and Nick Thoman celebrate their gold and silver medal wins, respectively, in the men’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final Monday at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in London.

Americans Matthew Grevers, left, and Nick Thoman celebrate their gold ...

Americans Matthew Grevers, left, and Nick Thoman celebrate their gold and silver medal wins, respectively, in the men’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final Monday at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in London.


America’s Missy Franklin celebrates winning the women’s 200-meter freestyle swimming semifinal Monday at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in London. The 17-year-old struck gold earlier in the 100-meter backstroke.

America’s Missy Franklin celebrates winning the women’s 200-meter freestyle swimming ...

America’s Missy Franklin celebrates winning the women’s 200-meter freestyle swimming semifinal Monday at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in London. The 17-year-old struck gold earlier in the 100-meter backstroke.


Family members of Zeboney Bess of Warren help raise the Victim’s Flag in front of the Trumbull County Sheriff ’s Office on Monday. Zeboney was 17 when she was killed by a gunshot to the head July 14 on Hamilton Street Southwest. Police have made no arrests.

Family members of Zeboney Bess of Warren help raise the ...

Family members of Zeboney Bess of Warren help raise the Victim’s Flag in front of the Trumbull County Sheriff ’s Office on Monday. Zeboney was 17 when she was killed by a gunshot to the ...


Members of Boy Scout troop 115 of Canfield participate in a canoe training event at LakeNewport in Mill Creek Park 7-24-12. They were prepapring for an annual canoe trip to the Mohican River in southern Ohio.

Members of Boy Scout troop 115 of Canfield participate in ...

Members of Boy Scout troop 115 of Canfield participate in a canoe training event at LakeNewport in Mill Creek Park 7-24-12. They were prepapring for an annual canoe trip to the Mohican River in southern ...


The A-1 Parking Deck in downtown Youngstown will reopen Wednesday after its owner spent $186,730 on improvements, primarily to the interior. The city condemned the building in March because of its poor and unsafe condition.

The A-1 Parking Deck in downtown Youngstown will reopen Wednesday ...

The A-1 Parking Deck in downtown Youngstown will reopen Wednesday after its owner spent $186,730 on improvements, primarily to the interior. The city condemned the building in March because of its poor and unsafe condition.


Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, Pa., waived his right to an extradition hearing Mon-day before Magistrate Timothy Welsh, of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Cleeves is charged in Franklin County, Pa., with killing his estranged wife, her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s mother.

Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, Pa., waived his right ...

Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, Pa., waived his right to an extradition hearing Mon-day before Magistrate Timothy Welsh, of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Cleeves is charged in Franklin County, Pa., with killing his ...


Raver walks down the handicap ramp, which also will be updated. The post has about 105 members.

Raver walks down the handicap ramp, which also will be ...

Raver walks down the handicap ramp, which also will be updated. The post has about 105 members.


American Legion Post 472 has started a Road to Remembrance community campaign to help finance an expansion of its post home and make it handicap-accessible. Robert Raver, Post 472 commander, stands in front of the post home at 323 E. Indianola Ave., on Youngstown’s South Side. The post plans to build a 24-by-34-foot addition, which will include two handicap-accessible restrooms off the rear of the building.

American Legion Post 472 has started a Road to Remembrance ...

American Legion Post 472 has started a Road to Remembrance community campaign to help finance an expansion of its post home and make it handicap-accessible. Robert Raver, Post 472 commander, stands in front of the ...


Promoting the Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Association’s fundraiser and recognition banquet set for Aug. 24 are, from left, Bennie Harrell; Olla Tate, publicity chairwoman; and Betty Crafter Royal, fundraiser chairwoman.

Promoting the Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Association’s fundraiser and ...

Promoting the Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Association’s fundraiser and recognition banquet set for Aug. 24 are, from left, Bennie Harrell; Olla Tate, publicity chairwoman; and Betty Crafter Royal, fundraiser chairwoman.


The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown honored longtime members, from left, seated: Anne Harpman, Jane Beilby, Nancy Brundage, Mary Rita Carney, Virginia Shorten and Rose Marie Wolf, and standing, Marion Gillette, Mary Ann Limmer, Deb Matthews and Fran Wilson. Also honored were Norma Coe Anderson, Betty Beelen, Dr. Barbara Brothers, Marilynn Harrison, Kathleen Johnson, Gloria Rule and Toni Schildcrout. The league is forming a book club with the first meeting planned at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the home of Dr. Brothers. The first book will be “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism” by Thomas E. Mann, Brookings Institute, and Norman J. Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute. Send email to bbrothers@neo.rr.com if you wish to participate.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown honored longtime ...

The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown honored longtime members, from left, seated: Anne Harpman, Jane Beilby, Nancy Brundage, Mary Rita Carney, Virginia Shorten and Rose Marie Wolf, and standing, Marion Gillette, Mary Ann ...


(L-R) Pat Billett, John Kwolek, and Patricia Natalie make up 3 of the 5 Friends of the Mahoning River. They plan to fundraise for the cleaning of the Mahoning River to remove contaminated sediments and make it a more functional area. They are seen behind the B & O restaurant which has a direct view of the river in Youngstown, Ohio.

(L-R) Pat Billett, John Kwolek, and Patricia Natalie make up ...

(L-R) Pat Billett, John Kwolek, and Patricia Natalie make up 3 of the 5 Friends of the Mahoning River. They plan to fundraise for the cleaning of the Mahoning River to remove contaminated sediments and ...


Sam Martuccio shines his daughter’s car at the Thunder in the Park car show in Woodland Park in McDonald. He restored the 1966 Mustang for his daughter, Lucua.

Sam Martuccio shines his daughter’s car at the Thunder in ...

Sam Martuccio shines his daughter’s car at the Thunder in the Park car show in Woodland Park in McDonald. He restored the 1966 Mustang for his daughter, Lucua.


Patrick, 9, Abigail, 7, and Katherine, 3 sell their familie's homemade maple syrup with their mother Mary Wolfgang, of Hanoverton. Their first customer of the day, Lou Markovich of Salem said his favorite local product at the market is the syrup.

Patrick, 9, Abigail, 7, and Katherine, 3 sell their familie's ...

Patrick, 9, Abigail, 7, and Katherine, 3 sell their familie's homemade maple syrup with their mother Mary Wolfgang, of Hanoverton. Their first customer of the day, Lou Markovich of Salem said his favorite local product ...


Scrappers base runner Aaron Siliga (2) crosses home plate behind Brooklyn Cyclones catcher Kevin Plawecki to score the Mahoning Valley’s first run of the game. Siliga also tripled, but the Scrappers fell to Brooklyn, 10-5, in front of 3,398 fans at Eastwood Field.

Scrappers base runner Aaron Siliga (2) crosses home plate behind ...

Scrappers base runner Aaron Siliga (2) crosses home plate behind Brooklyn Cyclones catcher Kevin Plawecki to score the Mahoning Valley’s first run of the game. Siliga also tripled, but the Scrappers fell to Brooklyn, 10-5, ...


USA’s Kevin Durant drives to the basket past France’s Ali Traore during the first half of a preliminary men’s basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday in London. The USA won 98-71.

USA’s Kevin Durant drives to the basket past France’s Ali ...

USA’s Kevin Durant drives to the basket past France’s Ali Traore during the first half of a preliminary men’s basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday in London. The USA won 98-71.


A complaints choir sings in a European city in this scene from a video that is part of the Living As Form exhibition.

A complaints choir sings in a European city in this ...

A complaints choir sings in a European city in this scene from a video that is part of the Living As Form exhibition.



Pittsburgh Pirates’ Garrett Jones (46) misses a catch allowing Houston Astros’ J. D. Martinez to triple in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Houston. The Astros won 9-5.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Garrett Jones (46) misses a catch allowing Houston ...

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Garrett Jones (46) misses a catch allowing Houston Astros’ J. D. Martinez to triple in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Houston. The Astros won 9-5.


(L-R) Mark Dolak, Jan Crewson, Linda Armstrong and Carl Antonelli make up the group 'Wedesday Walkers' competing in the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park.

(L-R) Mark Dolak, Jan Crewson, Linda Armstrong and Carl Antonelli ...

(L-R) Mark Dolak, Jan Crewson, Linda Armstrong and Carl Antonelli make up the group 'Wedesday Walkers' competing in the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park.


Olivia Lucia, 5, works on her sand castle at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park.

Olivia Lucia, 5, works on her sand castle at the ...

Olivia Lucia, 5, works on her sand castle at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park.



Selena Rockenfelder, 7, sprays Stephen Strawderman, 6, with a hose at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park. Hoses and sand were provided for the participants.

Selena Rockenfelder, 7, sprays Stephen Strawderman, 6, with a hose ...

Selena Rockenfelder, 7, sprays Stephen Strawderman, 6, with a hose at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park. Hoses and sand were provided for the participants.


Aiden Strawderman, 3, laughs at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park. He and his family participated in the building of a castle.

Aiden Strawderman, 3, laughs at the sand sculpture contest at ...

Aiden Strawderman, 3, laughs at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park. He and his family participated in the building of a castle.


An overview of the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park.

An overview of the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek ...

An overview of the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park.


A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in McDonald, Ohio on July 29, 2012.

A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in ...

A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in McDonald, Ohio on July 29, 2012.


1985 Rolls Royce at the car show in McDonald, Ohio.

1985 Rolls Royce at the car show in McDonald, Ohio.

1985 Rolls Royce at the car show in McDonald, Ohio.


Bob Miller looks at a car at the car show in McDonald, Ohio.

Bob Miller looks at a car at the car show ...

Bob Miller looks at a car at the car show in McDonald, Ohio.


Veronika Aey, 2, plays in a pile of sand at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio on July 29, 2012.

Veronika Aey, 2, plays in a pile of sand at ...

Veronika Aey, 2, plays in a pile of sand at the sand sculpture contest at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio on July 29, 2012.


(L-R) Ida Krcelic, Louise Zombeck, Gladys Antonelli, and Walter Zombeck stand back to take a look at their sand sculpture at Mill Creek Park on July 29, 2012.

(L-R) Ida Krcelic, Louise Zombeck, Gladys Antonelli, and Walter Zombeck ...

(L-R) Ida Krcelic, Louise Zombeck, Gladys Antonelli, and Walter Zombeck stand back to take a look at their sand sculpture at Mill Creek Park on July 29, 2012.


A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in McDonald, Ohio on July 29, 2012.

A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in ...

A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in McDonald, Ohio on July 29, 2012.


(L-R) Joe Mistak and Frederick Ross talk about Ross' 1926 Corvette at the car show in Woodland Park.

(L-R) Joe Mistak and Frederick Ross talk about Ross' 1926 ...

(L-R) Joe Mistak and Frederick Ross talk about Ross' 1926 Corvette at the car show in Woodland Park.


Sam Martuccio shines his daughter's car at the car show in Woodland Park in McDonald, Ohio. He built the 1966 Mustang for his daughter, Lucua Martuccio.

Sam Martuccio shines his daughter's car at the car show ...

Sam Martuccio shines his daughter's car at the car show in Woodland Park in McDonald, Ohio. He built the 1966 Mustang for his daughter, Lucua Martuccio.


A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in McDonald, Ohio on July 29, 2012.

A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in ...

A "Thunder in the Park" car show was held in McDonald, Ohio on July 29, 2012.



Flo Arndt pours herself a glass of sangria at the  fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012.

Flo Arndt pours herself a glass of sangria at the ...

Flo Arndt pours herself a glass of sangria at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012.


(L-R_ Flo Arndt, Marge Bielawski, and Marilyn Carroll laugh with girlfriends while sharing a pitcher of sangria at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012.

(L-R_ Flo Arndt, Marge Bielawski, and Marilyn Carroll laugh with ...

(L-R_ Flo Arndt, Marge Bielawski, and Marilyn Carroll laugh with girlfriends while sharing a pitcher of sangria at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012.


Eddy Erhardt smiles at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012. He is the owner of Eddys Smoke'n Pit Barbeque.

Eddy Erhardt smiles at the fourth annual ribs festival at ...

Eddy Erhardt smiles at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012. He is the owner of Eddys Smoke'n Pit Barbeque.


(L-R) Flo Arndt and Marilyn Carroll laugh as they try to decide what kind of ribs to eat at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio during the fourth annual ribs festival on July 21, 2012.

(L-R) Flo Arndt and Marilyn Carroll laugh as they try ...

(L-R) Flo Arndt and Marilyn Carroll laugh as they try to decide what kind of ribs to eat at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio during the fourth annual ribs festival on July 21, ...


Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.


Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.


John Bilowus sings at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin, Ohio for his band, 'Sounds Around Town' with other band members Gary Dirnisio and Mike Ianazone.

John Bilowus sings at the fourth annual ribs festival at ...

John Bilowus sings at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin, Ohio for his band, 'Sounds Around Town' with other band members Gary Dirnisio and Mike Ianazone.


(L-R) Sherry Grant, Bob Timmerman, Ken McCann and Betty McCann enjoy the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery.

(L-R) Sherry Grant, Bob Timmerman, Ken McCann and Betty McCann ...

(L-R) Sherry Grant, Bob Timmerman, Ken McCann and Betty McCann enjoy the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery.


One of the many wines offered during the ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

One of the many wines offered during the ribs festival ...

One of the many wines offered during the ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.


Ryan Kosek smokes his ribs for Eddys Smoken Barbeque at the fourth annual ribs festival.

Ryan Kosek smokes his ribs for Eddys Smoken Barbeque at ...

Ryan Kosek smokes his ribs for Eddys Smoken Barbeque at the fourth annual ribs festival.


Steve Jackson shows off his many awards from various rib contests at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

Steve Jackson shows off his many awards from various rib ...

Steve Jackson shows off his many awards from various rib contests at the fourth annual ribs festival at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.


(L-R) Steve Jackson, Sherry Grant, Ken McCann, and Betty McCann at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio for the fourth annual ribs festival.

(L-R) Steve Jackson, Sherry Grant, Ken McCann, and Betty McCann ...

(L-R) Steve Jackson, Sherry Grant, Ken McCann, and Betty McCann at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio for the fourth annual ribs festival.


Steve Jacon slathers his famous ribs with barbecue sauce at the fourth annual ribs festival at Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.

Steve Jacon slathers his famous ribs with barbecue sauce at ...

Steve Jacon slathers his famous ribs with barbecue sauce at the fourth annual ribs festival at Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio.


Theodore Bolan and Denise Cohol sit at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio and listen to the musical entertainment while enjoy a bottle of sweet red wine during the fourth annual rib festival.

Theodore Bolan and Denise Cohol sit at the Mastropietro Winery ...

Theodore Bolan and Denise Cohol sit at the Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio and listen to the musical entertainment while enjoy a bottle of sweet red wine during the fourth annual rib festival.


One of the many varieties of ribs featured at the fourth annual Rib Festival at Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012. This particular kind was created by Mark DiRienzo.

One of the many varieties of ribs featured at the ...

One of the many varieties of ribs featured at the fourth annual Rib Festival at Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012. This particular kind was created by Mark DiRienzo.


Mark DiRienzo grills ribs with his signature barbecue sauce at the fourth annual Rib Festival at Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012. This is his second year at the festival.

Mark DiRienzo grills ribs with his signature barbecue sauce at ...

Mark DiRienzo grills ribs with his signature barbecue sauce at the fourth annual Rib Festival at Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center, Ohio on July 21, 2012. This is his second year at the festival.


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Canfield resident Lana VanAuker just loves to dance. She says she dances everywhere she goes — Italy, Spain, Morocco, Hawaii and right here at home in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Her most recent audience was a group of senior citizens at the Senior Independence adult day care in Boardman, where she donned a traditional Hawaiian costume and performed the hula. Photo by: MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

Canfield resident Lana VanAuker just loves to dance. She says ...

Canfield resident Lana VanAuker just loves to dance. She says she dances everywhere she goes — Italy, Spain, Morocco, Hawaii and right here at home in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Her most recent audience was ...


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kroner

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kroner

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kroner


Carolyn Andrews, seated, and Sue Stoddart, left, and Kathy Lepro show some of the artifacts on display at the Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, which is operated by the Harriet Taylor Upton Association. An open house is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and will feature Waterford items. Carol Olson will host. The house is available for tours and rental for meetings, parties and events. Call 330-395-1840.

Carolyn Andrews, seated, and Sue Stoddart, left, and Kathy Lepro ...

Carolyn Andrews, seated, and Sue Stoddart, left, and Kathy Lepro show some of the artifacts on display at the Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, which is operated by the Harriet Taylor Upton Association. ...


Chris Marchionda, 21, a graduate of the Rich Center For Autism, putts as YSU football coach Eric Wolford offers advice. In rear from left are Chris Colella of First National Bank, Rick Cook of Simon Roofing, Pete Asimakopoulos of First National Bank and Jackie Marchionda, mother of Chris. The Rich Center’s annual fundraiser, PAR Golf Outing, is scheduled for Aug. 27. Photo by WILLIAM D LEWIS | THE VINDICATOR

Chris Marchionda, 21, a graduate of the Rich Center For ...

Chris Marchionda, 21, a graduate of the Rich Center For Autism, putts as YSU football coach Eric Wolford offers advice. In rear from left are Chris Colella of First National Bank, Rick Cook of Simon ...


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The Black Knights Police Association of Youngstown chose new officers to direct the organization for the next two years. The election took place July 21. New officers are, from left to right, seated, Cortland Casey, vice president; Jimmy Hughes, president; and Anita Davis, treasurer.
Standing are Delphine Baldwin-Casey, who was 
appointed public relations officer; and Kim Kitchen, 
financial secretary. Carolyn Arnold, who was elected 
secretary, is not pictured.

The Black Knights Police Association of Youngstown chose new officers ...

The Black Knights Police Association of Youngstown chose new officers to direct the organization for the next two years. The election took place July 21. New officers are, from left to right, seated, Cortland Casey, ...


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A pine tree was toppled along Leffingwell Road west of Tippecanoe Road in Canfield Township after a severe thunderstorm Thursday. The storm brought high winds and rain that downed tree limbs, power lines and caused power outages in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.

A pine tree was toppled along Leffingwell Road west of ...

A pine tree was toppled along Leffingwell Road west of Tippecanoe Road in Canfield Township after a severe thunderstorm Thursday. The storm brought high winds and rain that downed tree limbs, power lines and caused ...


Fireworks explode over Olympic Stadium during a rehearsal for today’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where London hopes to wow the world.

Fireworks explode over Olympic Stadium during a rehearsal for today’s ...

Fireworks explode over Olympic Stadium during a rehearsal for today’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where London hopes to wow the world.


Phil Kidd, who owns and operates Youngstown Nation, a nonprofi t consignment store on North Phelps Street in downtown Youngstown, says business has been steady since the store opened July 7. Kidd is selling rare and historic items from Youngstown, as well as T-shirts and other gifts.

Phil Kidd, who owns and operates Youngstown Nation, a nonprofi ...

Phil Kidd, who owns and operates Youngstown Nation, a nonprofi t consignment store on North Phelps Street in downtown Youngstown, says business has been steady since the store opened July 7. Kidd is selling rare ...


Jeffrey R. Taylor and Mara L. Gonzales

Jeffrey R. Taylor and Mara L. Gonzales

Jeffrey R. Taylor and Mara L. Gonzales


Eileen Langford and Eliot Mays

Eileen Langford and Eliot Mays

Eileen Langford and Eliot Mays


Anthony Masello and Stacy Reeder

Anthony Masello and Stacy Reeder

Anthony Masello and Stacy Reeder


Maria A. Han and Brian W. Shroder

Maria A. Han and Brian W. Shroder

Maria A. Han and Brian W. Shroder


Sisters Barbara Urich, left, and Eleanor Urich sit outside Piccadilly Parlour in Canfield on Wednesday afternoon. Wish of a Lifetime, an organization that grants wishes for senior citizens, helped Barbara Urich fulfill her dream to wear a Victorian-era gown during lunch with her family.

Sisters Barbara Urich, left, and Eleanor Urich sit outside Piccadilly ...

Sisters Barbara Urich, left, and Eleanor Urich sit outside Piccadilly Parlour in Canfield on Wednesday afternoon. Wish of a Lifetime, an organization that grants wishes for senior citizens, helped Barbara Urich fulfill her dream to ...


Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) chats with OL John Greco, a Boardman High grad, at a preseason practice. While Cleveland is counting on Weeden to make an immediate impact, coach Pat Shurmur is mum on which QB will get the starting nod.

Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) chats with OL John ...

Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) chats with OL John Greco, a Boardman High grad, at a preseason practice. While Cleveland is counting on Weeden to make an immediate impact, coach Pat Shurmur is mum ...


The Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp Wednesday without Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace, a restricted free agent, was offered a one-year, $2.7 million tender by Pittsburgh, which he has not signed, and he did not take part in any of the team’s off season workouts or minicamp.

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp Wednesday without Pro Bowl ...

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp Wednesday without Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace, a restricted free agent, was offered a one-year, $2.7 million tender by Pittsburgh, which he has not signed, and he ...


Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Jacob Lee delivers during Wednesday’s New York-Penn League game
against the Staten Island Yankees at Eastwood Field. The Yankees downed the Scrappers, 8-2.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Jacob Lee delivers during Wednesday’s New ...

Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Jacob Lee delivers during Wednesday’s New York-Penn League game against the Staten Island Yankees at Eastwood Field. The Yankees downed the Scrappers, 8-2.


Members of the Penn State football team flank senior fullback Michael Zordich, left foreground, and senior linebacker Michael Mauti, right foreground, as the pair made a statement of support for their team on Wednesday in State College, Pa. More than 30 players came together as Zordich, a Cardinal Mooney graduate, and Mauti announced to the world: “We’re going to see this thing through,” then they all walked off the field together and back into the building.

Members of the Penn State football team flank senior fullback ...

Members of the Penn State football team flank senior fullback Michael Zordich, left foreground, and senior linebacker Michael Mauti, right foreground, as the pair made a statement of support for their team on Wednesday in ...


Workers from Diamond Steel of Boardman hook an engine to a crane. The engine will be used to convert methane gas into electricity at the Waste Management Mahoning Landfill in New Springfield.

Workers from Diamond Steel of Boardman hook an engine to ...

Workers from Diamond Steel of Boardman hook an engine to a crane. The engine will be used to convert methane gas into electricity at the Waste Management Mahoning Landfill in New Springfield.


The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals has installed its officers for the 2012-2013 year. From left to right are Parliamentary Adviser Marlene Dailey, Assistant Treasurer Joseph Gibson, Treasurer Tami Ginn, Secretary Mary Lou Reyes, Vice President Suzette Gibbs, and President Lynn Romeo.

The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals ...

The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals has installed its officers for the 2012-2013 year. From left to right are Parliamentary Adviser Marlene Dailey, Assistant Treasurer Joseph Gibson, Treasurer Tami Ginn, Secretary ...


The Rotary Club of Youngstown recently installed officers for the 2012-2013 club year. From left to right are: Paul Garchar, vice president; Carol Chamberlain, treasurer; Ronald Cornell Faniro, president; Becky Keck, secretary; and Scott R. Schulick, president-elect. The club was established in 1915 and meets each Wednesday at noon at the Youngstown Club. For membership information call 330-743-8630.

The Rotary Club of Youngstown recently installed officers for the ...

The Rotary Club of Youngstown recently installed officers for the 2012-2013 club year. From left to right are: Paul Garchar, vice president; Carol Chamberlain, treasurer; Ronald Cornell Faniro, president; Becky Keck, secretary; and Scott R. ...


Judge William H. Wolff Jr., a visiting judge of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, was ordered today to unseal key documents in the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case, which was dismissed a year ago.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of The Vindicator and 21 WFMJ-TV, which filed the complaint with the top court seeking to have the documents made public.

Judge William H. Wolff Jr., a visiting judge of Mahoning ...

Judge William H. Wolff Jr., a visiting judge of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, was ordered today to unseal key documents in the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case, which was dismissed a year ago. The ...


Scott Long takes a bite out of his Pittsburger at the Iron Bridge Inn.

Scott Long takes a bite out of his Pittsburger at ...

Scott Long takes a bite out of his Pittsburger at the Iron Bridge Inn.


Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board members Scott Long, Jerry Tranovich and Anthony Fuda, enjoy their burgers at the Iron Bridge Inn.

Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board members Scott Long, Jerry Tranovich ...

Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board members Scott Long, Jerry Tranovich and Anthony Fuda, enjoy their burgers at the Iron Bridge Inn.


The Iron Bridge Inn's Big Greek Burger.

The Iron Bridge Inn's Big Greek Burger.

The Iron Bridge Inn's Big Greek Burger.


Barby Ferraro serves up some tasty Iron Bridge Inn burgers. Clockwise from left are The Western Burger, The Pittsburger and the Big Greek Burger.

Barby Ferraro serves up some tasty Iron Bridge Inn burgers. ...

Barby Ferraro serves up some tasty Iron Bridge Inn burgers. Clockwise from left are The Western Burger, The Pittsburger and the Big Greek Burger.


The Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force displays evidence it retrieved while executing search warrants in Poland Township, Springfield, New Middletown and Youngstown. The items are believed to be stolen from 16 residences in Poland, Springfield, Struthers, Boardman, Youngstown, New Middletown and Girard.

The Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force displays evidence it ...

The Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force displays evidence it retrieved while executing search warrants in Poland Township, Springfield, New Middletown and Youngstown. The items are believed to be stolen from 16 residences in Poland, ...


Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will use a more run-heavy offense than his predecessor, Bruce Arians, who was ousted earlier this year.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will use a more ...

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will use a more run-heavy offense than his predecessor, Bruce Arians, who was ousted earlier this year.


Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher James McDonald delivers during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher James McDonald delivers during the first inning ...

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher James McDonald delivers during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh.


Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, shown here during a rookie camp practice in May, signed a four-year, $8.1 million contract on Tuesday. He is expected to win the starting job this summer.

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, shown here during a rookie camp ...

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, shown here during a rookie camp practice in May, signed a four-year, $8.1 million contract on Tuesday. He is expected to win the starting job this summer.


With funding from a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 32 regional organizations have come together across Northeast Ohio with an ambitious plan to capitalize on what the region has to offer and improve its future.

With funding from a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. ...

With funding from a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 32 regional organizations have come together across Northeast Ohio with an ambitious plan to capitalize on what the region ...


Vickie Maietta, second from left, holds a remembrance frame with the photos of Youngstown Police Department officers who died of cancer in the past year and a half and who were honored at the 21st annual charity golf benefit June 22 at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Hubbard. She and other committee members, from left, Sue Centorame, Fred LoSasso, Carlotta Kane, Laura Brown and Debra DeMatteo, arranged the benefit, dedicated to Capts. Kenny Centorame and Bob Kane and detective Sgts. Jerry Maietta and Joe DeMatteo. It raised more than $33,000, which will go to scholarships for children of YPD officers and civilians attending Youngstown State University. Other committee members were John Patton, Tony Tulipano, Tony Marzullo and Jerry Slattery. Contributing to the event’s success were platinum sponsors Dr. Denise Bobovnyik and Michael Bruno. Gold sponsors were Briarfield at the Ridge, Centorame, City Disposal Services, Denise DeBartolo-York, DeMatteo, Environmental Specialists, Kane, Vickie Maietta, Victor and Diane Perez, Harry Wollet, Youngstown Police Association, and Youngstown Police Ranking Officers, and silver sponsors were A.P. O’Horo, Dr. Vincent Paolone, Drs. James and Cynthia Kravec, the Rev. Edward Neroda, GLI Pool Products, HBK, Huntington Bank, Knoll Run Golf Course, Daryl and Luann Martin and family, Daryl and Vickie Mincey, Transit Service Inc., Jim Tressel, YSU Foundation and Ziegler Tire. The event attracted 144 golfers and had more than 25 prizes in the basket auction, a 50/50 drawing, IPAD raffle and dinner. Donations may be directed to Laura Brown at 330-742-8718 or email Labro63@aol.com. The next outing will be June 28, 2013, at Pine Lakes.

Vickie Maietta, second from left, holds a remembrance frame with ...

Vickie Maietta, second from left, holds a remembrance frame with the photos of Youngstown Police Department officers who died of cancer in the past year and a half and who were honored at the 21st ...


Dr. Michael Cafaro, right, spoke at a recent Austintown Rotary Club meeting. He discussed chiropractic medicine and how it relates to human health and disease prevention. Chiropractic medicine has become the second largest primary health field in the world. Dr. Cafaro is pictured with Mark Cole, Rotary president-elect.

Dr. Michael Cafaro, right, spoke at a recent Austintown Rotary ...

Dr. Michael Cafaro, right, spoke at a recent Austintown Rotary Club meeting. He discussed chiropractic medicine and how it relates to human health and disease prevention. Chiropractic medicine has become the second largest primary health ...


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Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn


The outline of part of the famed statue of former coach Joe Paterno is visible following its removal Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach. Penn State woes continued on Monday when the NCAA leveled severe sanctions against the storied football program in the aftermath of child sex-abuse scandal and conviction of retired football assistant Jerry Sandusky.

The outline of part of the famed statue of former ...

The outline of part of the famed statue of former coach Joe Paterno is visible following its removal Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach. Penn State woes continued ...


Poland softball coach Reid Lamport, right, talks with his players during the 2011 Division II regional softball 
final at Akron Firestone Park. After nearly five decades of coaching, Lamport will be hanging up his cleats and retiring.

Poland softball coach Reid Lamport, right, talks with his players ...

Poland softball coach Reid Lamport, right, talks with his players during the 2011 Division II regional softball final at Akron Firestone Park. After nearly five decades of coaching, Lamport will be hanging up his cleats ...


Cleveland ace Justin Masterson pitched 7 1⁄3 strong innings to help the Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles, 3-1, on Monday in Cleveland.

Cleveland ace Justin Masterson pitched 7 1⁄3 strong innings to ...

Cleveland ace Justin Masterson pitched 7 1⁄3 strong innings to help the Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles, 3-1, on Monday in Cleveland.


Samantha Yoder of Alliance tries to contain her emotions as she stands before Judge Robert Douglas of Youngstown Municipal Court at her Monday sentencing for vehicular homicide. She was sentenced in the death of Susan Welsh in a Feb. 14 auto accident near Youngstown State University, where Yoder is a student.

Samantha Yoder of Alliance tries to contain her emotions as ...

Samantha Yoder of Alliance tries to contain her emotions as she stands before Judge Robert Douglas of Youngstown Municipal Court at her Monday sentencing for vehicular homicide. She was sentenced in the death of Susan ...


Public Defender Tamara Brady shows James E. Holmes documents as he appears in Arapahoe County District
Court on Monday in Centennial, Colo.

Public Defender Tamara Brady shows James E. Holmes documents as ...

Public Defender Tamara Brady shows James E. Holmes documents as he appears in Arapahoe County District Court on Monday in Centennial, Colo.


Cheryl Lewis, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s campaign director, shows plans for the third floor of the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. The floor will feature portable hands-on exhibits from some of the city’s iconic businesses, including Isaly’s, McKelvey’s and Arby’s.

Cheryl Lewis, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s campaign director, shows ...

Cheryl Lewis, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s campaign director, shows plans for the third floor of the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. The floor will feature portable hands-on exhibits from some of the city’s iconic ...


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Baia

Baia


Peggy Leone, one of the original boaters who started the Fourth of July Guilford Lake Boat Parade 30 years ago, holds the “retired” traveling Commodore’s Cup that she received from Bob Gause, Guilford Lake Civic Association president. Leone and others were recognized at the annual awards picnic at the state park pavilion. Joyce Lasky, 2012 commodore, recognized winners in the “Your Favorite Holiday” event. Winners are the Halloween boat of Jason and Carol Brown, first place; April Fool’s Day boat of Madalyn James, second; Easter by the Marc Bloor family, third; and St. Patrick’s Day by Rilla Gill, fourth. A new traveling Commodore’s Cup was given to the Browns and Nathan and Angela Benner.

Peggy Leone, one of the original boaters who started the ...

Peggy Leone, one of the original boaters who started the Fourth of July Guilford Lake Boat Parade 30 years ago, holds the “retired” traveling Commodore’s Cup that she received from Bob Gause, Guilford Lake Civic ...


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At a June 13th installation dinner, the Youngstown Mothers of Twins Club awarded its annual $500 scholarship to Scott Brandenstein, a junior enrolled in Youngstown State University’s business program. He is the son of George and Sue Brandenstein. He is pictured here with his mother, who has been a member of the club for 22 years. The club meets the second Wednesday of the month, September through June, at the Davidson-Becker Family Center in Struthers.

At a June 13th installation dinner, the Youngstown Mothers of ...

At a June 13th installation dinner, the Youngstown Mothers of Twins Club awarded its annual $500 scholarship to Scott Brandenstein, a junior enrolled in Youngstown State University’s business program. He is the son of George ...


Rohrer

Rohrer

Rohrer


A deer tick is seen under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South
Kingstown, R.I. A state insect expert says Ohio is seeing a “shocking” increase in the deer ticks that can carry
Lyme disease.

A deer tick is seen under a microscope in the ...

A deer tick is seen under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. A state insect expert says Ohio is seeing a “shocking” increase in the ...


The Rev. Edward Noga, pastor of St. Patrick Church, Oakhill Avenue in Youngstown, hauls weeds pulled from a
one-acre sunflower patch next to the church.

The Rev. Edward Noga, pastor of St. Patrick Church, Oakhill ...

The Rev. Edward Noga, pastor of St. Patrick Church, Oakhill Avenue in Youngstown, hauls weeds pulled from a one-acre sunflower patch next to the church.


A statue of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno stands on the school’s campus. The statue was removed on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach.

A statue of former Penn State head football coach Joe ...

A statue of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno stands on the school’s campus. The statue was removed on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach.


Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal
Lytham & St Annes golf club, Lytham St Annes, England Sunday.

Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret Jug trophy ...

Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club, Lytham St Annes, England Sunday.


A group of Union soldiers fires muskets loaded with blanks during a battle scene during the Civil War re-enactment in Argus Park in Canfield. Re-enactors from both the Union and Confederate sides of the war took up camp in the park Friday through Sunday.

A group of Union soldiers fires muskets loaded with blanks ...

A group of Union soldiers fires muskets loaded with blanks during a battle scene during the Civil War re-enactment in Argus Park in Canfield. Re-enactors from both the Union and Confederate sides of the war ...


Scrappers Joe Sever, center, waits for a throw as Jammers Yeison Hernandez tries to steal second base. Hernandez was out on the play. Robel Garcia, left, had the game-winning hit for Mahoning Valley in the 2-1 win.

Scrappers Joe Sever, center, waits for a throw as Jammers ...

Scrappers Joe Sever, center, waits for a throw as Jammers Yeison Hernandez tries to steal second base. Hernandez was out on the play. Robel Garcia, left, had the game-winning hit for Mahoning Valley in the ...


Gina Cerimele of Canfield fires a shot Saturday enroute to a 102. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Gina Cerimele of Canfield fires a shot Saturday enroute to ...

Gina Cerimele of Canfield fires a shot Saturday enroute to a 102. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, ...


Haleigh Guerrero lines up a putt with her grandfather caddying. Guerrero was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Haleigh Guerrero lines up a putt with her grandfather caddying. ...

Haleigh Guerrero lines up a putt with her grandfather caddying. Guerrero was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & ...


Rachel Williamson watches her shot Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Rachel Williamson watches her shot Saturday. She was playing in ...

Rachel Williamson watches her shot Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26. Greatest is presented ...


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Billy Colbert, Hickory, watches his putt. Colbert finished in third, but lost in a scorecard playoff. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Billy Colbert, Hickory, watches his putt. Colbert finished in third, ...

Billy Colbert, Hickory, watches his putt. Colbert finished in third, but lost in a scorecard playoff. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult ...


Cory Stefanec, Mooney, watches his putt on his way to an 86. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Cory Stefanec, Mooney, watches his putt on his way to ...

Cory Stefanec, Mooney, watches his putt on his way to an 86. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, ...


Buster Thomas, Lakeview, putts his way to an 84. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Buster Thomas, Lakeview, putts his way to an 84. He ...

Buster Thomas, Lakeview, putts his way to an 84. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26. ...


Juniors U14 Girls champ Kaylee Neumeister, Lakeview, is joined by Emily Koehler, Vienna, and Sarah Brindley, Howland.
They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Juniors U14 Girls champ Kaylee Neumeister, Lakeview, is joined by ...

Juniors U14 Girls champ Kaylee Neumeister, Lakeview, is joined by Emily Koehler, Vienna, and Sarah Brindley, Howland. They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. ...


Sarah Brindley, Howland, eyes her putt on a way to a 105. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Sarah Brindley, Howland, eyes her putt on a way to ...

Sarah Brindley, Howland, eyes her putt on a way to a 105. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, ...


Kaci Carpenter putts Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards

Kaci Carpenter putts Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 ...

Kaci Carpenter putts Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26. Greatest is presented by these ...


Champ Brian Terlesky, Boardman, is joined by Ken Keller, Boardman, and Zach Jacobson, Poland, for the U14 Boys finalists. 
They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Champ Brian Terlesky, Boardman, is joined by Ken Keller, Boardman, ...

Champ Brian Terlesky, Boardman, is joined by Ken Keller, Boardman, and Zach Jacobson, Poland, for the U14 Boys finalists. They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull ...


Champ Rosy Hearns, Hickory, is joined by Christina Cooper, Canfield, and Gina DePasquale, Hubbard, as finalists for the U17 Girls division. They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Champ Rosy Hearns, Hickory, is joined by Christina Cooper, Canfield, ...

Champ Rosy Hearns, Hickory, is joined by Christina Cooper, Canfield, and Gina DePasquale, Hubbard, as finalists for the U17 Girls division. They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday ...


Christine Cooper, Canfield, watches her putt on her way to an 83 and second-place title. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Christine Cooper, Canfield, watches her putt on her way to ...

Christine Cooper, Canfield, watches her putt on her way to an 83 and second-place title. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals ...


Champ Dom Carano, Canfield, is joined by Jason McQuown, Poland, and James LaPolla, Warren JFK, as finalists for the U17 Boys division.
They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Champ Dom Carano, Canfield, is joined by Jason McQuown, Poland, ...

Champ Dom Carano, Canfield, is joined by Jason McQuown, Poland, and James LaPolla, Warren JFK, as finalists for the U17 Boys division. They were playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals ...


Nathan Garofalo, Columbiana, chips onto No. 18 and his way to a 90. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Nathan Garofalo, Columbiana, chips onto No. 18 and his way ...

Nathan Garofalo, Columbiana, chips onto No. 18 and his way to a 90. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. ...


James LaPolla lets his shot fly on No. 18. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

James LaPolla lets his shot fly on No. 18. He ...

James LaPolla lets his shot fly on No. 18. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26. ...


Dom Carano, Canfield, fired a 75 to win the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior title. He was playing in the junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Dom Carano, Canfield, fired a 75 to win the 2012 ...

Dom Carano, Canfield, fired a 75 to win the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior title. He was playing in the junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 ...


Melinda Hannon, Poland, shot an 85 Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Melinda Hannon, Poland, shot an 85 Saturday. She was playing ...

Melinda Hannon, Poland, shot an 85 Saturday. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26. Greatest is ...


Mark Standohar, Girard, fires out of a bunker Saturday on his way to an 82. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Mark Standohar, Girard, fires out of a bunker Saturday on ...

Mark Standohar, Girard, fires out of a bunker Saturday on his way to an 82. He was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals ...


Kaylee Neumeister, Lakeview, chips her way to the Greatest Golfer of the Valley title for Girls U14. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. Adult finals are Aug. 24, 25 & 26.
Greatest is presented by these sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Stadium GM, Mark Thomas Ford, Cole Valley Cadillac, New Castle School of Trade, Taco Bell, MyLoop ScoreCards.

Kaylee Neumeister, Lakeview, chips her way to the Greatest Golfer ...

Kaylee Neumeister, Lakeview, chips her way to the Greatest Golfer of the Valley title for Girls U14. She was playing in the 2012 Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals Saturday at Trumbull Country Club. ...


East Palestine Rotary Club members John Davis, left, and Kerri Stewart recently received Paul Harris Fellow
Awards. This award is one of the highest in Rotary 
International and is named after Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, who formed the world’s first service club in 
Chicago in 1905. His intention was to recapture the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth.

East Palestine Rotary Club members John Davis, left, and Kerri ...

East Palestine Rotary Club members John Davis, left, and Kerri Stewart recently received Paul Harris Fellow Awards. This award is one of the highest in Rotary International and is named after Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, ...


Amanda Bishop and Jesse Lovell

Amanda Bishop and Jesse Lovell

Amanda Bishop and Jesse Lovell


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coe

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coe

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coe


Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rozzi

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rozzi

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rozzi


Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pauline

Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pauline

Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pauline


Andrea Kunkle and Michael Porinchak

Andrea Kunkle and Michael Porinchak

Andrea Kunkle and Michael Porinchak


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Kenneth Williams and Tiffany Talarico

Kenneth Williams and Tiffany Talarico

Kenneth Williams and Tiffany Talarico


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William Adams and Desiree Winkle

William Adams and Desiree Winkle

William Adams and Desiree Winkle


Eric M.R. White and Kailoni R. Rossetti

Eric M.R. White and Kailoni R. Rossetti

Eric M.R. White and Kailoni R. Rossetti


Lance J. Lytle and Stacey M. Yankowski

Lance J. Lytle and Stacey M. Yankowski

Lance J. Lytle and Stacey M. Yankowski


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Charles Boyer and Nicole Kratsas

Charles Boyer and Nicole Kratsas

Charles Boyer and Nicole Kratsas


Kristen L. Melnek and Chase A. Colantuoni

Kristen L. Melnek and Chase A. Colantuoni

Kristen L. Melnek and Chase A. Colantuoni


Mr and Mrs. Glenn Wolford

Mr and Mrs. Glenn Wolford

Mr and Mrs. Glenn Wolford


Poland’s Melinda Hannon will be one of 41 young golfers who will be competing for titles in The Greatest
Junior Golfer of the Valley golf championship Saturday at Trumbull Country Club in Warren.

Poland’s Melinda Hannon will be one of 41 young golfers ...

Poland’s Melinda Hannon will be one of 41 young golfers who will be competing for titles in The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley golf championship Saturday at Trumbull Country Club in Warren.


Kontinuous Jams Music, owned by Michael J. Moritz Jr., recently opened in a new Market Street location and features an expanded recording studio and new retail store.

Kontinuous Jams Music, owned by Michael J. Moritz Jr., recently ...

Kontinuous Jams Music, owned by Michael J. Moritz Jr., recently opened in a new Market Street location and features an expanded recording studio and new retail store.


Little League umpire Chet Cooper

Little League umpire Chet Cooper

Little League umpire Chet Cooper


About a dozen people demonstrated outside Youngstown City Hall on Thursday in support of Desiree Johnson,
here with sign. Along with Benjamin Roberts and Doretha Weston, they say they have faced harassment from
Youngstown police.

About a dozen people demonstrated outside Youngstown City Hall on ...

About a dozen people demonstrated outside Youngstown City Hall on Thursday in support of Desiree Johnson, here with sign. Along with Benjamin Roberts and Doretha Weston, they say they have faced harassment from Youngstown police.


Jerry Balestrino of Hubbard demonstrates the Laptop Trapeze, a device he invented that allows a user to suspend a computer or tablet on their knee. In June, the device won a gold medal at the Invention and New Product Exposition in Pittsburgh for best office supply.

Jerry Balestrino of Hubbard demonstrates the Laptop Trapeze, a device ...

Jerry Balestrino of Hubbard demonstrates the Laptop Trapeze, a device he invented that allows a user to suspend a computer or tablet on their knee. In June, the device won a gold medal at the ...


Shirley Winkler of Saxonburg, Pa., right, assists Pearl Marlos of Campbell as she creates a floral arrangement in the style of Ichiyo, one of numerous schools of Ikebana. Winkler has been teaching Japanese flower arranging for more than 30 years. Photo by: Robert K. Yosay | The Vindicator

Shirley Winkler of Saxonburg, Pa., right, assists Pearl Marlos of ...

Shirley Winkler of Saxonburg, Pa., right, assists Pearl Marlos of Campbell as she creates a floral arrangement in the style of Ichiyo, one of numerous schools of Ikebana. Winkler has been teaching Japanese flower arranging ...


The first tea at the Barnhisel House is commemorated by guests, from left, Marcena Dilley, Betty Linville, Nancy Patterson and Michelle Mazzella. The Barnhisel House, operated by Girard Historical Society, is located on Youngstown-Warren Road (Route 422) in Girard. It is open from 1 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. An exhibit of antique tools is currently featured. Donations are accepted. Visitors may buy calendars and postcards. Memberships are available by calling 330-545-6559 or 330-545-6162. Visit www.girardhistoricalsociety.org.

The first tea at the Barnhisel House is commemorated by ...

The first tea at the Barnhisel House is commemorated by guests, from left, Marcena Dilley, Betty Linville, Nancy Patterson and Michelle Mazzella. The Barnhisel House, operated by Girard Historical Society, is located on Youngstown-Warren Road ...


Ashlee Sedmond, left, and Jadyn Atwood, both of Boardman, work on their container garden at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church’s Camp Newport. Children who attend the Boardman camp participate in a variety of activities and are served lunch. Woodside Elementary in Austintown is host to a sister camp.

Ashlee Sedmond, left, and Jadyn Atwood, both of Boardman, work ...

Ashlee Sedmond, left, and Jadyn Atwood, both of Boardman, work on their container garden at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church’s Camp Newport. Children who attend the Boardman camp participate in a variety of activities and are ...


Mahoning Valley Scrappers baserunner Hunter Jones (17) is caught in a rundown by State College Spikes, clockwise from left, first baseman Jared Lakind (32), second baseman Jordan Carvajal (31) and pitcher Luis Heredia 55) during Wednesday’s New York-Penn League game at Eastwood Field in Niles. Jones was tagged out on the play, and the Scrappers fell to the Spikes, 8-6.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers baserunner Hunter Jones (17) is caught in ...

Mahoning Valley Scrappers baserunner Hunter Jones (17) is caught in a rundown by State College Spikes, clockwise from left, first baseman Jared Lakind (32), second baseman Jordan Carvajal (31) and pitcher Luis Heredia 55) during ...


Indians slugger Carlos Santana, right, celebrates with teammates Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley after hitting a seventh-inning three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jake McGee during Wednesday’s baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Indians scored five runs in the seventh to rally past the Rays, 10-6.

Indians slugger Carlos Santana, right, celebrates with teammates Jason Kipnis ...

Indians slugger Carlos Santana, right, celebrates with teammates Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley after hitting a seventh-inning three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jake McGee during Wednesday’s baseball game in St. Petersburg, ...


The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Garrett Jones follows the flight of his leadoff single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Matt Reynolds in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s baseball game in Denver. The Pirates rallied to defeat the Rockies, 9-6, with Jones having three hits, including one of Pittsburgh’s four home runs.

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Garrett Jones follows the flight of his ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Garrett Jones follows the flight of his leadoff single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Matt Reynolds in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s baseball game in Denver. The Pirates rallied to defeat the ...


In June, the U.S. housing market showed evidence of a recovery when builders broke ground on the most new homes in nearly four years. The Mahoning Valley has seen strong regional home sales, too. Four new lots are being prepared for construction at the Lakes at Sharrot Hill Development in Beaver Township.

In June, the U.S. housing market showed evidence of a ...

In June, the U.S. housing market showed evidence of a recovery when builders broke ground on the most new homes in nearly four years. The Mahoning Valley has seen strong regional home sales, too. Four ...


Boardman Township and Mahoning County officials announced the awarding of $75,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to demolish the Terrace Motel on Market Street, which has been boarded up since 2003.

Boardman Township and Mahoning County officials announced the awarding of ...

Boardman Township and Mahoning County officials announced the awarding of $75,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to demolish the Terrace Motel on Market Street, which has been boarded up since 2003.


Phil Accordino, president of RYO Filling Station in Girard, stands behind one of the last vending machines
to roll cigarettes the company will produce. A change to federal law is forcing the company to shut down.

Phil Accordino, president of RYO Filling Station in Girard, stands ...

Phil Accordino, president of RYO Filling Station in Girard, stands behind one of the last vending machines to roll cigarettes the company will produce. A change to federal law is forcing the company to shut ...


Colleen Bundy and Daniel Mayeux

Colleen Bundy and Daniel Mayeux

Colleen Bundy and Daniel Mayeux


Richard Lehman Jr. and Desiree Collins

Richard Lehman Jr. and Desiree Collins

Richard Lehman Jr. and Desiree Collins


Ashlie Daugherty and Jared Faber

Ashlie Daugherty and Jared Faber

Ashlie Daugherty and Jared Faber


Tampa Bay Rays’ Desmond Jennings, right, slides in safely with a steal of second base ahead of the tag by Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of a game Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tampa Bay Rays’ Desmond Jennings, right, slides in safely with ...

Tampa Bay Rays’ Desmond Jennings, right, slides in safely with a steal of second base ahead of the tag by Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of a game Tuesday in St. ...


The Raymond John Wean Foundation has completed a 10-month, $2.5 million restoration of new offices at 147 W. Market St. in downtown Warren. Gordon B. Wean, chairman of the board and a third-generation descendant of Raymond John Wean, is in one of the meeting rooms overlooking historic Courthouse Square.

The Raymond John Wean Foundation has completed a 10-month, $2.5 ...

The Raymond John Wean Foundation has completed a 10-month, $2.5 million restoration of new offices at 147 W. Market St. in downtown Warren. Gordon B. Wean, chairman of the board and a third-generation descendant of ...


The state boat launch ramp into Mosquito Lake off the state Route 88 causeway, where the water depth is 2 feet and falling, was closed indefinitely Tuesday due to the drought-reduced water level.

The state boat launch ramp into Mosquito Lake off the ...

The state boat launch ramp into Mosquito Lake off the state Route 88 causeway, where the water depth is 2 feet and falling, was closed indefinitely Tuesday due to the drought-reduced water level.


Marin Dinu of Suburban Construction of Cleveland stains an inside wall of the M-2 parking deck at Youngstown State University. Lighting, stairwell and railing repair also are part of the second and final phase to repair the Lincoln Avenue deck.

Marin Dinu of Suburban Construction of Cleveland stains an inside ...

Marin Dinu of Suburban Construction of Cleveland stains an inside wall of the M-2 parking deck at Youngstown State University. Lighting, stairwell and railing repair also are part of the second and final phase to ...


Scrappers shortstop Jairo Kelly sets himself for a throw while third baseman Joe Wendle watches during their 7-3 victory over State College.

Scrappers shortstop Jairo Kelly sets himself for a throw while ...

Scrappers shortstop Jairo Kelly sets himself for a throw while third baseman Joe Wendle watches during their 7-3 victory over State College.


Heather Merritt of Warren, who rehabilitates birds of prey and waterfowl, shows off one of the raptors that is part of her program. Her birds will be part of the fascinating “Birds in Flight” program set for Heritage Day in Niles, from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 5.

Heather Merritt of Warren, who rehabilitates birds of prey and ...

Heather Merritt of Warren, who rehabilitates birds of prey and waterfowl, shows off one of the raptors that is part of her program. Her birds will be part of the fascinating “Birds in Flight” program ...


The Humane Society of Columbiana County plans to celebrate summer with a Pet Lovers Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bo’s Pet Shoppe, 14883 South Ave., Columbiana. Pets are welcome along with their owners to participate in contests, sales and giveaways. Raffle tickets will be given to those to take shelter supplies such as clay kitty litter, laundry detergent, latex gloves, towels or bedding, garbage bags and gift cards. Posing with Pets Photography will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday to photograph you and your pet for a nominal fee. Blackwood and Best Breed Pet Food representatives will answer questions about pet nutrition. Ohio Pet Foods of Lisbon, produces both brands. The Humane Society will have adoptable pets and T-shirts available. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Columbiana County. For information call Bo’s at 330-482-1003 or HSCC at 330-332-2600. From left to right are Megan Douglas, a staff member at Bo’s; Stephanie Peterson, an HSCC humane agent; Pip, a Humane Society alumnus; and Mary Algaier, the owner of Bo’s, with Lacey, who is up for adoption.

The Humane Society of Columbiana County plans to celebrate summer ...

The Humane Society of Columbiana County plans to celebrate summer with a Pet Lovers Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bo’s Pet Shoppe, 14883 South Ave., Columbiana. ...


Donavon Ray follows through on his swing from the fairway on the on the 14th hole at Tamer Win in Cortland at Monday’s Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley qualifier. Ray’s 80 placed second and secured a qualifying spot for Saturday’s 12-14-year-old finals.

Donavon Ray follows through on his swing from the fairway ...

Donavon Ray follows through on his swing from the fairway on the on the 14th hole at Tamer Win in Cortland at Monday’s Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley qualifier. Ray’s 80 placed second and ...


Jacqueline “Jackie” Burley, of Protestant Family Service of the Greater Youngstown Area Inc., reminds people that the needs of those with limited resources don’t take a summer vacation.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Burley, of Protestant Family Service of the Greater ...

Jacqueline “Jackie” Burley, of Protestant Family Service of the Greater Youngstown Area Inc., reminds people that the needs of those with limited resources don’t take a summer vacation.


Lynn Robinson, at home in Niles, was hired recently as the executive director of the Children’s Center of Mercer County in Hermitage, Pa., after nearly three years without work.

Lynn Robinson, at home in Niles, was hired recently as ...

Lynn Robinson, at home in Niles, was hired recently as the executive director of the Children’s Center of Mercer County in Hermitage, Pa., after nearly three years without work.


Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, right, throws to first base to complete the double play on
Tampa Bay Rays’ Desmond Jennings after putting out Jeff Keppinger at second base during the fourth inning
of a game Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, right, throws to first base ...

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, right, throws to first base to complete the double play on Tampa Bay Rays’ Desmond Jennings after putting out Jeff Keppinger at second base during the fourth inning of a ...


Joey Fusel, 8, of Canfield rushes down a water slide Monday at the D.D. & Velma Davis Family YMCA in Boardman.
The temperature is supposed to be in the mid-90s Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The high temperature for the Valley on Monday was 90 degrees. Tuesday will be the 53rd day so far this year to have a high temperature of at least 80 degrees, according to weather service statistics.

Joey Fusel, 8, of Canfield rushes down a water slide ...

Joey Fusel, 8, of Canfield rushes down a water slide Monday at the D.D. & Velma Davis Family YMCA in Boardman. The temperature is supposed to be in the mid-90s Tuesday, according to the National ...


Canfield Lions Club had its 34th installation of officers in June. At left is newly installed President Dan Grossman presenting Harry Pancher, past president, the King Lion Plaque. PDG Lion Ted Filmer conducted the installation of the following 2012-2013 officers: Grossman, president; Carmela Abraham, second vice president; Phil Bova, treasurer; Rich Yager, tail twister; Marilyn Schmidt, lion tamer; Pete Cannell, membership and public relations; and Pancher, immediate past president.

Canfield Lions Club had its 34th installation of officers in ...

Canfield Lions Club had its 34th installation of officers in June. At left is newly installed President Dan Grossman presenting Harry Pancher, past president, the King Lion Plaque. PDG Lion Ted Filmer conducted the installation ...


Albert Miles and Trisha Ott

Albert Miles and Trisha Ott

Albert Miles and Trisha Ott


Rob Truitt, YWCA maintenance foreman, delivers a chair from the Gasser Chair Co. to Crystal Williams, a resident in YWCA of Youngstown permanent supportive housing. Mark Gasser, company president, made the donation of 48 chairs for use in YWCA apartments on Rayen Avenue in Youngstown for low-income and homeless individuals. Leah Brooks, interim executive director, said the YWCA recently completed renovation and historic preservation of the YWCA building and the chairs with dark wooden trim and butterscotch color match the historic color palette. The YWCA and community donations help furnish apartments.

Rob Truitt, YWCA maintenance foreman, delivers a chair from the ...

Rob Truitt, YWCA maintenance foreman, delivers a chair from the Gasser Chair Co. to Crystal Williams, a resident in YWCA of Youngstown permanent supportive housing. Mark Gasser, company president, made the donation of 48 chairs ...


Heather D. Blake and Douglas J. Eisenbraun

Heather D. Blake and Douglas J. Eisenbraun

Heather D. Blake and Douglas J. Eisenbraun


Paige

Paige

Paige


Men Pro 1/2 racers leave downtown Youngstown heading for Youngstown State during their 90-minute criterium at Sunday’s final day of the Tour of the Valley.

Men Pro 1/2 racers leave downtown Youngstown heading for Youngstown ...

Men Pro 1/2 racers leave downtown Youngstown heading for Youngstown State during their 90-minute criterium at Sunday’s final day of the Tour of the Valley.


Pittsburgh Pirates’ Neil Walker, left, gets his glove kicked out of his hand by Milwaukee Brewers’ Aramis Ramirez as he steals second base during the sixth inning of a game Sunday in Milwaukee.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Neil Walker, left, gets his glove kicked out ...

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Neil Walker, left, gets his glove kicked out of his hand by Milwaukee Brewers’ Aramis Ramirez as he steals second base during the sixth inning of a game Sunday in Milwaukee.


Leticia and Chris Gonzalez take time out to share a dance at the Be the Match bone marrow donor drive
Sunday at the The Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana Banquet Hall. The drive was an attempt to
find a matching donor for Chris Gonzalez and increase the number of registered donors in the Hispanic community.

Leticia and Chris Gonzalez take time out to share a ...

Leticia and Chris Gonzalez take time out to share a dance at the Be the Match bone marrow donor drive Sunday at the The Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana Banquet Hall. The drive was ...


Fallen trees and downed power lines kept police and fire crews in the Valley busy after a brief but strong storm
blew through the area just before 6 p.m. Sunday. The tree at left fell onto a house at 211 S. Schenley Ave. during the storm. There were no reported injuries.

Fallen trees and downed power lines kept police and fire ...

Fallen trees and downed power lines kept police and fire crews in the Valley busy after a brief but strong storm blew through the area just before 6 p.m. Sunday. The tree at left fell ...


Jerry Nunziato, a retired criminal investigator from Youngstown, writes down names of soldiers from World War II and the Korean War that are listed on the Smoky Hollow Memorial so that he can do research on them.

Jerry Nunziato, a retired criminal investigator from Youngstown, writes down ...

Jerry Nunziato, a retired criminal investigator from Youngstown, writes down names of soldiers from World War II and the Korean War that are listed on the Smoky Hollow Memorial so that he can do research ...


Luke Porter, 5, of Austintown; Gavin Porter, 10, of Austintown; Kim Sazima, of the Make A Wish Foundation, Amy Giles, league organizer for YYFFA; and Alexis Giles of Poland hold a $6,000 check given to the Make A Wish Foundation by participants in the Youngstown Youth Flag Football Association.

Luke Porter, 5, of Austintown; Gavin Porter, 10, of Austintown; ...

Luke Porter, 5, of Austintown; Gavin Porter, 10, of Austintown; Kim Sazima, of the Make A Wish Foundation, Amy Giles, league organizer for YYFFA; and Alexis Giles of Poland hold a $6,000 check given to ...


Kaylee Neumeister chips out of the short rough and onto the green on the 15th hole at Friday’s Greatest Junior Golfer qualifier at Tamer Win in Cortland. Neumeister won the 12-14-year-old age group.

Kaylee Neumeister chips out of the short rough and onto ...

Kaylee Neumeister chips out of the short rough and onto the green on the 15th hole at Friday’s Greatest Junior Golfer qualifier at Tamer Win in Cortland. Neumeister won the 12-14-year-old age group.


Charlotte, Diss, senior director of the local American Heart Association, was awarded the association's top honor, the Rome Betts Award, for her dedication to AHA's mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Charlotte, Diss, senior director of the local American Heart Association, ...

Charlotte, Diss, senior director of the local American Heart Association, was awarded the association's top honor, the Rome Betts Award, for her dedication to AHA's mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and ...


Bolen

Bolen

Bolen


Klacik

Klacik

Klacik


Srigi

Srigi

Srigi


Justin Secrest and Chalee Bevilacqua

Justin Secrest and Chalee Bevilacqua

Justin Secrest and Chalee Bevilacqua


Rucci

Rucci

Rucci


Patrick

Patrick

Patrick


Forde

Forde

Forde


DePiezzo

DePiezzo

DePiezzo


Sergi

Sergi

Sergi


Michael Nicosia and Melissa Eggleston

Michael Nicosia and Melissa Eggleston

Michael Nicosia and Melissa Eggleston


Scarsella

Scarsella

Scarsella


Mr. and Mrs. James Burnham

Mr. and Mrs. James Burnham

Mr. and Mrs. James Burnham


Chance

Chance

Chance


DeChurch

DeChurch

DeChurch


Mark Miller and Audrie Plant

Mark Miller and Audrie Plant

Mark Miller and Audrie Plant


Canfield High School Class of 1962 began its 50th anniversary celebration by participating in Canfield’s Fourth of July parade. Pictured are, front, Jim Young, left, and Richard Taylor, and back from left, the Rev. Jay Eastman, Jane Greasel, Donna Gromley-Alexander, Sandie McKnight-Brown, Wes Coy, Harry Mitchel, Linda St. Clair-Miller, Kathy Hanas-Wolfe, Sandra Durr-Bowen, Betsy Enterline-Weimer, Gary Weimer, Bob Nell and the Rev. Russ Libb. Other activities will include attending the Sept. 21 Canfield High and Poland High School football game followed by a social at Hampton Inn in Canfield; Sept. 22 golf outing at Diamond Back Golf Course followed by a tour of the old Canfield School on Wadsworth Street and banquet at Hampton Inn. For information, call McKnight-Brown at 330-547-4004 or send email to sandiebrown11@yahoo.com.

Canfield High School Class of 1962 began its 50th anniversary ...

Canfield High School Class of 1962 began its 50th anniversary celebration by participating in Canfield’s Fourth of July parade. Pictured are, front, Jim Young, left, and Richard Taylor, and back from left, the Rev. Jay ...


Lewis Trebella III and Adrienne Dama

Lewis Trebella III and Adrienne Dama

Lewis Trebella III and Adrienne Dama


Toth

Toth

Toth


Roberts

Roberts

Roberts


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Seaman Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Seaman Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Seaman Sr.


Manenti

Manenti

Manenti


Matthew Claus and Charity Werner

Matthew Claus and Charity Werner

Matthew Claus and Charity Werner


Anna

Anna

Anna


Emilee

Emilee

Emilee


Davis

Davis

Davis


Ka'Presha

Ka'Presha

Ka'Presha


Shonqualin Hendrix, 16, hugs his attorney Mark Lavelle immediately after a jury of seven men and five women
cleared him of murder charges in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Shonqualin Hendrix, 16, hugs his attorney Mark Lavelle immediately after ...

Shonqualin Hendrix, 16, hugs his attorney Mark Lavelle immediately after a jury of seven men and five women cleared him of murder charges in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.


Paul Martin of the Panther Trucking race team took first place during the final event of the 2011 Tour of the Valley.

Paul Martin of the Panther Trucking race team took first ...

Paul Martin of the Panther Trucking race team took first place during the final event of the 2011 Tour of the Valley.


Karen Peetz, chairwoman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, talks as Rodney Erickson, left, university president, listens in during a news conference at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton, Pa. Board members answered questions after the Freeh Report on the sex scandal implicated university officials Thursday.

Karen Peetz, chairwoman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, ...

Karen Peetz, chairwoman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, talks as Rodney Erickson, left, university president, listens in during a news conference at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton, Pa. Board members answered questions after ...


The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., is offering a ventriloquist show by Helen Hammett for members, nonmembers and grandchildren from noon to 1 p.m. July 26 at the center. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch. Hammett has been a professional ventriloquist since 1984 and has toured the United States entertaining audiences with her comedy troupe of colorful characters. She uses hand-carved basswood figures for her shows. To register call 330-544-3676. A donation will be accepted at the show.

The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., is ...

The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., is offering a ventriloquist show by Helen Hammett for members, nonmembers and grandchildren from noon to 1 p.m. July 26 at the center. The program starts ...


Jordan

Jordan

Jordan


Team Bannon — Breen and Lisa Bannon — are preparing to ride July 20-22 on their fourth Tri-State Trek, a three day, 270-mile bike ride from Boston to Greenwich, Conn., to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and funds for research. The siblings, Lisa of New Jersey and Breen of Youngstown, ride in honor of their brother, Chuck Bannon, who died of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2009 at age 44.

Team Bannon — Breen and Lisa Bannon — are preparing ...

Team Bannon — Breen and Lisa Bannon — are preparing to ride July 20-22 on their fourth Tri-State Trek, a three day, 270-mile bike ride from Boston to Greenwich, Conn., to raise awareness about amyotrophic ...


Jason Thomas, 1, and his mother, Tasha Thomas, both of Girard, pet Cheyenne before Jason rode her. The Girard Free Library has a summer reading program that includes story time for those too young to read.

Jason Thomas, 1, and his mother, Tasha Thomas, both of ...

Jason Thomas, 1, and his mother, Tasha Thomas, both of Girard, pet Cheyenne before Jason rode her. The Girard Free Library has a summer reading program that includes story time for those too young to ...


Pastor Dan Ellis of Good Shepherd Community Church on Eagle Creek Road near LaBrae High School is concerned he may have to close the building if the church has to pay an expensive bill to replace its septic system.

Pastor Dan Ellis of Good Shepherd Community Church on Eagle ...

Pastor Dan Ellis of Good Shepherd Community Church on Eagle Creek Road near LaBrae High School is concerned he may have to close the building if the church has to pay an expensive bill to ...


Sam Detwiler, owner of Detwiler Farm in southern Mahoning County, holds a clump of dry soil in front of his soybeans. Detwiler's soybean crop has patches where the plants did not grow, and those that did are shorter than normal.

Sam Detwiler, owner of Detwiler Farm in southern Mahoning County, ...

Sam Detwiler, owner of Detwiler Farm in southern Mahoning County, holds a clump of dry soil in front of his soybeans. Detwiler's soybean crop has patches where the plants did not grow, and those that ...


Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates swings during Monday’s Home Run Derby in Kansas City, Mo. McCutchen’s MVP-caliber play has the Pirates in position for a division race.

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates swings during Monday’s Home ...

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates swings during Monday’s Home Run Derby in Kansas City, Mo. McCutchen’s MVP-caliber play has the Pirates in position for a division race.


Steve Gillispie, YSU’s new baseball coach, shakes hands with Boardman catcher Dominic Pecchia after throwing out the first pitch on Wednesday at the Little League district championship game. Boardman defeated Austintown, 12-11, to earn a trip to state.

Steve Gillispie, YSU’s new baseball coach, shakes hands with Boardman ...

Steve Gillispie, YSU’s new baseball coach, shakes hands with Boardman catcher Dominic Pecchia after throwing out the first pitch on Wednesday at the Little League district championship game. Boardman defeated Austintown, 12-11, to earn a ...


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Tamara Nero and Dustin Socie

Tamara Nero and Dustin Socie

Tamara Nero and Dustin Socie


Nigel J. Dothard and Tiffany R. Collier

Nigel J. Dothard and Tiffany R. Collier

Nigel J. Dothard and Tiffany R. Collier


Joel Moss and Shannon Johnson

Joel Moss and Shannon Johnson

Joel Moss and Shannon Johnson


Kim Reynard slices Applegate black forest ham at Heinen’s Fine Foods in Brecksville, Ohio. Heinen’s Fine Foods offers meat, poultry, and egg products that are organic or “Certified Humane Raised and Handled” by the nonprofit organization Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC.)

Kim Reynard slices Applegate black forest ham at Heinen’s Fine ...

Kim Reynard slices Applegate black forest ham at Heinen’s Fine Foods in Brecksville, Ohio. Heinen’s Fine Foods offers meat, poultry, and egg products that are organic or “Certified Humane Raised and Handled” by the nonprofit ...


Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, works the ball against Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA finals in Miami. Durant and James will team up for the USA in this summer’s Olympics.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, works the ball ...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, works the ball against Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA finals in Miami. Durant and James will team up ...


From left, Myron Esposito, Girard Mount Carmel society co-chairman, Fred Ragozzine, and Ray Ragozzine, chairman of the Girard Mount Carmel Society, stand outside the Italian Fraternal Home in Girard, the location of this year’s Mount Carmel festival.

From left, Myron Esposito, Girard Mount Carmel society co-chairman, Fred ...

From left, Myron Esposito, Girard Mount Carmel society co-chairman, Fred Ragozzine, and Ray Ragozzine, chairman of the Girard Mount Carmel Society, stand outside the Italian Fraternal Home in Girard, the location of this year’s Mount ...


Mike Heher, park board president, shows off the blueprints for the enhancements that will include a drainage pipe.

Mike Heher, park board president, shows off the blueprints for ...

Mike Heher, park board president, shows off the blueprints for the enhancements that will include a drainage pipe.


Robert Thomas, at home in Canfield, shows off the tools in his garage workshop. In addition to his more than 60 years as an HVAC technician, he also was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Robert Thomas, at home in Canfield, shows off the tools ...

Robert Thomas, at home in Canfield, shows off the tools in his garage workshop. In addition to his more than 60 years as an HVAC technician, he also was a pilot in the Army Air ...


The National League’s Pablo Sandoval, of the San Francisco Giants, hits a three-run triple on a pitch by the American League’s Justin Verlander, of the Detroit Tigers, in the first inning of the MLB All-Star game Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

The National League’s Pablo Sandoval, of the San Francisco Giants, ...

The National League’s Pablo Sandoval, of the San Francisco Giants, hits a three-run triple on a pitch by the American League’s Justin Verlander, of the Detroit Tigers, in the first inning of the MLB All-Star ...


NASCAR driver Dave Blaney talks to a member of his race team after a hot laps race Tuesday night at the Sharon Speedway.

NASCAR driver Dave Blaney talks to a member of his ...

NASCAR driver Dave Blaney talks to a member of his race team after a hot laps race Tuesday night at the Sharon Speedway.


Civil War reenactors who will participate in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry’s reenactment July 21 and 22 are, from left, Don VanMeter, as a major; Mike Lawson, as General Stonewall Jackson; Ed Beers, as General Robert E. Lee; Jerry Payne, as President Abraham Lincoln; Chris Gunvalsen, as General William Tecumseh Sherman; Ron Johnson, as General Nathan Forest; and Tim Perry, as a colonel.

Civil War reenactors who will participate in the 105th Ohio ...

Civil War reenactors who will participate in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry’s reenactment July 21 and 22 are, from left, Don VanMeter, as a major; Mike Lawson, as General Stonewall Jackson; Ed Beers, as General ...


Scrappers baserunner Evan Frazar slides into third base while Connecticut third baseman Tyler Hanover waits to field the ball during Monday’s game at Eastwood Field.

Scrappers baserunner Evan Frazar slides into third base while Connecticut ...

Scrappers baserunner Evan Frazar slides into third base while Connecticut third baseman Tyler Hanover waits to field the ball during Monday’s game at Eastwood Field.


Former Steelers defensive end LC Greenwood, left, watches as Eric Folsom putts on No. 10 at Monday’s Circle of Friends Celebrity Golf Classic at the Lake Club in Poland. At right, Rob Folsom looks on.

Former Steelers defensive end LC Greenwood, left, watches as Eric ...

Former Steelers defensive end LC Greenwood, left, watches as Eric Folsom putts on No. 10 at Monday’s Circle of Friends Celebrity Golf Classic at the Lake Club in Poland. At right, Rob Folsom looks on.


Officers, from left, Sgt. Dennis Godoy and Chief John Beshara of the Youngstown State University Police; second row, from left, Alki Santamas and Dave Moss, both of the Mahoning County Sheriff ’s office; and back row, Christian Hunter of Mill Creek MetroParks Police; unveiled YSU Police’s bike patrol unit Monday.

Officers, from left, Sgt. Dennis Godoy and Chief John Beshara ...

Officers, from left, Sgt. Dennis Godoy and Chief John Beshara of the Youngstown State University Police; second row, from left, Alki Santamas and Dave Moss, both of the Mahoning County Sheriff ’s office; and back ...


American League’s Prince Fielder, of the Detroit Tigers, hits during the second round of the MLB All-Star Home
Run Derby. Fielder won the derby Monday.

American League’s Prince Fielder, of the Detroit Tigers, hits during ...

American League’s Prince Fielder, of the Detroit Tigers, hits during the second round of the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby. Fielder won the derby Monday.


Officers of Argus Lodge 545 of Canfield received the 24th Masonic District Excellence in Ritual award at a special meeting in June. The award is for their dedication and knowledge of the ritual of Freemasonry. From left to right are Raymond Gonzalez, Mark Roca, Russell W. Gillam Jr., Thomas J. Hallden, Ryan Hamilton, Dale Hawkins and Patrick Anderson.

Officers of Argus Lodge 545 of Canfield received the 24th ...

Officers of Argus Lodge 545 of Canfield received the 24th Masonic District Excellence in Ritual award at a special meeting in June. The award is for their dedication and knowledge of the ritual of Freemasonry. ...


Andre Silver’s Cabinet Makers is known for accuracy and craftsmanship.

Andre Silver’s Cabinet Makers is known for accuracy and craftsmanship.

Andre Silver’s Cabinet Makers is known for accuracy and craftsmanship.


Silver’s son, Andre Jr., works on measuring a veneer, double-checking to make sure it matches the pattern.

Silver’s son, Andre Jr., works on measuring a veneer, double-checking ...

Silver’s son, Andre Jr., works on measuring a veneer, double-checking to make sure it matches the pattern.


A wooden cabinet is inspected by Andre Silver as it is being prepared for staining. Silver has put his mark on many custom kitchens, cabinets, dens and just about anything made of wood.

A wooden cabinet is inspected by Andre Silver as it ...

A wooden cabinet is inspected by Andre Silver as it is being prepared for staining. Silver has put his mark on many custom kitchens, cabinets, dens and just about anything made of wood.


Working on a custom countertop, Rick Fitch drills slowly at Andre Silver’s Cabinet Makers on Market Street in Youngstown.

Working on a custom countertop, Rick Fitch drills slowly at ...

Working on a custom countertop, Rick Fitch drills slowly at Andre Silver’s Cabinet Makers on Market Street in Youngstown.


Todd Shaffer, Austintown Township Park supervisor, hopes to have a fenced-in dog park ready for use before the end of winter.

Todd Shaffer, Austintown Township Park supervisor, hopes to have a ...

Todd Shaffer, Austintown Township Park supervisor, hopes to have a fenced-in dog park ready for use before the end of winter.


Scott Bates removes a container of documents from the Mahoning County Courthouse in downtown Youngstown. He is en route to a truck equipped to shred the documents outside the building. Protect-‘N-Shred, a paper shredding company based in Cortland, can destroy 2,000 to 2,500 pounds of documents in one hour, its president says.

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Scott Bates removes a container of documents from the Mahoning County Courthouse in downtown Youngstown. He is en route to a truck equipped to shred the documents outside the building. Protect-‘N-Shred, a paper shredding company ...


Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, has 16 starters returning from last year’s 9-4 team and is excited about his team’s prospects this season. He’s not as thrilled about college football’s new four-team playoff.

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, has 16 starters returning ...

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, has 16 starters returning from last year’s 9-4 team and is excited about his team’s prospects this season. He’s not as thrilled about college football’s new four-team playoff.


Scrappers catcher Jeremy Lucas can’t snag the baseball while Connecticut Tigers baserunner Jordan Dean prepares to slide into home for the Tigers’ first run in the top of the third inning. Mahoning Valley won 5-4 in 11 innings.

Scrappers catcher Jeremy Lucas can’t snag the baseball while Connecticut ...

Scrappers catcher Jeremy Lucas can’t snag the baseball while Connecticut Tigers baserunner Jordan Dean prepares to slide into home for the Tigers’ first run in the top of the third inning. Mahoning Valley won 5-4 ...


Tampa Bay Rays’ Carlos Pena, bottom, slides into third with an RBI triple as the throw eludes Cleveland Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Cleveland. The Rays scored three runs in the inning off Indians closer Chris Perez to win 7-6.

Tampa Bay Rays’ Carlos Pena, bottom, slides into third with ...

Tampa Bay Rays’ Carlos Pena, bottom, slides into third with an RBI triple as the throw eludes Cleveland Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Cleveland. The ...


Kenny and Jeanie Hill stand next to their 1934 Chevy that won best paint job for its “Cotton Candy Pink” at the “Back to the ’50s Weekend” festival in New Castle.

Kenny and Jeanie Hill stand next to their 1934 Chevy ...

Kenny and Jeanie Hill stand next to their 1934 Chevy that won best paint job for its “Cotton Candy Pink” at the “Back to the ’50s Weekend” festival in New Castle.


Pieces of wood for moldings, etc., are ready for use.

Pieces of wood for moldings, etc., are ready for use.

Pieces of wood for moldings, etc., are ready for use.


Wood clamps sit at the ready.

Wood clamps sit at the ready.

Wood clamps sit at the ready.


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Andrew D. Foor and Erica L. Truitt

Andrew D. Foor and Erica L. Truitt

Andrew D. Foor and Erica L. Truitt


The Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association met June 13 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield and awarded scholarships to Cassandra Clyde of Struthers, who is a senior forensic science major at Mercyhurst College in Erie., Pa., and to Dena Tufaro of Liberty, who is a sophomore at Slippery Rock University majoring in therapeutic recreation. From left to right are Sharon Pasquale, president of Tri-Gold Chapter; Clyde; Sarah Janutolo, the chapter’s professional development chairwoman; and Mary Clyde, mother of Cassandra Clyde. Tufaro is absent from the picture.

The Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association met ...

The Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association met June 13 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield and awarded scholarships to Cassandra Clyde of Struthers, who is a senior forensic science major at ...


Crystal M. Batchelder and Shawn J. Sturgeon

Crystal M. Batchelder and Shawn J. Sturgeon

Crystal M. Batchelder and Shawn J. Sturgeon


Erin O. Lanney and Nicholas J. Clemmer

Erin O. Lanney and Nicholas J. Clemmer

Erin O. Lanney and Nicholas J. Clemmer


The course at the Lake Club in Poland will be the site of a golf outing Au.g 1 to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. From left are Amanda Watanakunakorn, Raquel Pacheco, JoAnn Stock, Chris Muransky and Ed Muransky. Photo by MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

The course at the Lake Club in Poland will be ...

The course at the Lake Club in Poland will be the site of a golf outing Au.g 1 to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. From left are Amanda Watanakunakorn, Raquel Pacheco, JoAnn Stock, Chris ...


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Notareschi

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Notareschi

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Notareschi


From left to right are Jack Savage of Liberty, Anna Aey of Canfield, Donna Detwiler of North Lima and Barb Kosensky of Youngstown, who are working toward establishing Yellow Brick Place, where cancer patients can find hope, support and education. An Awareness Day for the proposed center will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. July 15 at Austintown Township Park.

From left to right are Jack Savage of Liberty, Anna ...

From left to right are Jack Savage of Liberty, Anna Aey of Canfield, Donna Detwiler of North Lima and Barb Kosensky of Youngstown, who are working toward establishing Yellow Brick Place, where cancer patients can ...


Kena Perkins, Springfield Grille’s service manager, holds a drink made with locally grown raspberries. She is involved with the menu that will be offered at the Friends of the Fellows Riverside Gardens’ “Sugar Beets Meet City Streets” Garden Party set for July 27. Photo by WILLIAM D. LEWIS | THE VINDICATOR

Kena Perkins, Springfield Grille’s service manager, holds a drink made ...

Kena Perkins, Springfield Grille’s service manager, holds a drink made with locally grown raspberries. She is involved with the menu that will be offered at the Friends of the Fellows Riverside Gardens’ “Sugar Beets Meet ...


Cory Stefanec, 17, of Cardinal Mooney High School, sinks a putt on the 18th hole at Diamond Back Golf Course in Canfield, during the boys’ qualifier Thursday for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley golf tournament. Four more golfers advanced to the finals, which will be July 21 at Trumbull Country Club.

Cory Stefanec, 17, of Cardinal Mooney High School, sinks a ...

Cory Stefanec, 17, of Cardinal Mooney High School, sinks a putt on the 18th hole at Diamond Back Golf Course in Canfield, during the boys’ qualifier Thursday for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley ...


Several Austintown Rotary Club members have received certificates for perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the year. In the front row, from left to right, are Mark Cole, Deanna Spirko, Tracie Kaglic, Dr. Mitch Dalvin and Jerry Haber. Back row: Jennifer Connelly, Tony Cebriak, Chuck Baker and Brian Laraway. Not pictured are Brian Frederick, Gary Reel, Mal Culp and Kristofer Sperry.

Several Austintown Rotary Club members have received certificates for perfect ...

Several Austintown Rotary Club members have received certificates for perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the year. In the front row, from left to right, are Mark Cole, Deanna Spirko, Tracie Kaglic, Dr. Mitch ...


Andy Murray of Britain defeated David Ferrer of Spain during a quarterfinals match Wednesday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.

Andy Murray of Britain defeated David Ferrer of Spain during ...

Andy Murray of Britain defeated David Ferrer of Spain during a quarterfinals match Wednesday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.


The Astro Falcons’ James Coates dives back to the base ahead of the tag by Creekside Fitness first baseman Hank Schlueter in the first inning during Game 2 of the Class B baseball championship Wednesday at Cene Park in Struthers. Astro led Creekside, 3-1, before the game was suspended by lightning in the bottom of the fifth.

The Astro Falcons’ James Coates dives back to the base ...

The Astro Falcons’ James Coates dives back to the base ahead of the tag by Creekside Fitness first baseman Hank Schlueter in the first inning during Game 2 of the Class B baseball championship Wednesday ...


Scrappers baserunner Erik Gonzales slides into third base under the tag by the IronBirds’ Anthony Caronia during their New York-Penn League game Wednesday at Eastwood Field in Niles. After a rain delay in the top of the ninth inning, the IronBirds rallied to win, 3-1.

Scrappers baserunner Erik Gonzales slides into third base under the ...

Scrappers baserunner Erik Gonzales slides into third base under the tag by the IronBirds’ Anthony Caronia during their New York-Penn League game Wednesday at Eastwood Field in Niles. After a rain delay in the top ...


From left, longtime workers Sonya Shar and Monique Stilson, along with sandwich Factory owner Joe Loree and
employees Bryan Emborsky and Sue Eckert, show off one of the restaurant’s big subs.

From left, longtime workers Sonya Shar and Monique Stilson, along ...

From left, longtime workers Sonya Shar and Monique Stilson, along with sandwich Factory owner Joe Loree and employees Bryan Emborsky and Sue Eckert, show off one of the restaurant’s big subs.


Administrator Tara Cioffi of the Mahoning-Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency checks the air-quality monitoring equipment on the roof of the building next to Oakhill Renaissance Place at 345 Oak Hill Ave. in Youngstown.

Administrator Tara Cioffi of the Mahoning-Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency ...

Administrator Tara Cioffi of the Mahoning-Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency checks the air-quality monitoring equipment on the roof of the building next to Oakhill Renaissance Place at 345 Oak Hill Ave. in Youngstown.


Downtown Youngstown was crowded with spectators watching Fourth of July fireworks Wednesday night.

Downtown Youngstown was crowded with spectators watching Fourth of July ...

Downtown Youngstown was crowded with spectators watching Fourth of July fireworks Wednesday night.


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


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William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out ...

William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


William d Lewis The Vindicator  Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.

William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out ...

William d Lewis The Vindicator Boxer Popo Salinas works out with trainer Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Club 7-3-12.


Caroline, 18, Lake, 14, Bailey, 20, and Drew, 16, stand outside the ABC studios in New York.

Caroline, 18, Lake, 14, Bailey, 20, and Drew, 16, stand ...

Caroline, 18, Lake, 14, Bailey, 20, and Drew, 16, stand outside the ABC studios in New York.


Station Square’s menu offers up a passionate helping of hearty flavor with organic ingredients. Clockwise, from top left, are Greek Shrimp, Pan Fried Veal sautéed with tomatoes and hot peppers, Risotto Mare e Monti, Charred Ribeye, Zucchini Blossoms and Homemade Blueberry Pie. At center, Blackened Alaskan Halibut over Italian Greens.

Station Square’s menu offers up a passionate helping of hearty ...

Station Square’s menu offers up a passionate helping of hearty flavor with organic ingredients. Clockwise, from top left, are Greek Shrimp, Pan Fried Veal sautéed with tomatoes and hot peppers, Risotto Mare e Monti, Charred ...


A day at “The View” with co-host Joy Behar: Lake, Drew, Joy, Caroline and Bailey Bennett of Canfi eld.

A day at “The View” with co-host Joy Behar: Lake, ...

A day at “The View” with co-host Joy Behar: Lake, Drew, Joy, Caroline and Bailey Bennett of Canfi eld.


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St. Johns Commandery 20, Knights Templar of Youngstown, conducted its annual installation of officers recently at the Masonic Temple in Youngstown. Taking office were Robert K. Ellway, eminent commander; Dominic M. Lucarelli, generalissimo; James A. Streeky, captain general; Timothy N. Flack, senior warden; D. Joseph Moore, junior warden; Richard J. Brady, recorder; Timothy A. Johnson, treasurer; Zel E. Bush, prelate; Gary S. Farrant, standard bearer; James B. Parker IV, sword bearer; and William M. Weems, trustee. Sitting, from left to right, are Lucarelli, Ellway and Streeky, and standing are Dale E. Hawkins, Farrant, Parker, Brady, Moore, Bush, Flack and Johnson.

St. Johns Commandery 20, Knights Templar of Youngstown, conducted its ...

St. Johns Commandery 20, Knights Templar of Youngstown, conducted its annual installation of officers recently at the Masonic Temple in Youngstown. Taking office were Robert K. Ellway, eminent commander; Dominic M. Lucarelli, generalissimo; James A. ...


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During a recent President’s Party, the Rotary Club of Austintown honored its outgoing president, Deanna Spirko, who received the customary President’s Plaque, and the newly elected president, Ron Carroll, left, who is being sworn in by Chuck Baker.

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During a recent President’s Party, the Rotary Club of Austintown honored its outgoing president, Deanna Spirko, who received the customary President’s Plaque, and the newly elected president, Ron Carroll, left, who is being sworn in ...


In keeping with one of its mottos, “to educate the orphan,” Canfield Odd Fellows Lodge presented its 2012 scholarship to William “Bill” Magnuson, second from the left, front, whose father, the late Bob Magnuson, was an outstanding Canfield patrolman. Bill, who is actively involved in community service organizations, plans to attend Youngstown State University to study law enforcement, hoping to follow his father’s footsteps and work for the city of Canfield. The lodge, which received its Canfield charter in 1850, has presented a scholarship to a deserving graduate for the last seven years. Presenting the scholarship is John Weaver, lodge vice grand, and also in the front row are Sandy Magnuson, Bill’s mother, and lodge members George Makar and Lloyd Schooley. Standing in back, from left, are Richard Eberth, Ellen McCreary, Howard Young, Al Thonpson and Everett McCreary. Not pictured is lodge member Sparky Ashby.

In keeping with one of its mottos, “to educate the ...

In keeping with one of its mottos, “to educate the orphan,” Canfield Odd Fellows Lodge presented its 2012 scholarship to William “Bill” Magnuson, second from the left, front, whose father, the late Bob Magnuson, was ...


Bill Clark, manager of Bernard-Daniels Lumber and Hardware in Canfield wheels a diesel generator from the business, while a gas-powered generator sits on the floor. The company had put its generators on eBay Sunday night and sold several to people affected by the outages in central Ohio.

Bill Clark, manager of Bernard-Daniels Lumber and Hardware in Canfield ...

Bill Clark, manager of Bernard-Daniels Lumber and Hardware in Canfield wheels a diesel generator from the business, while a gas-powered generator sits on the floor. The company had put its generators on eBay Sunday night ...


A flag-leasing project is being sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine. Representatives of the church are David Mollenkopf, who installs flags; Clyde and Michele Hoffmeister, co-chairmen of the flag-leasing committee; and the Rev. Mark McTrusty, pastor.

A flag-leasing project is being sponsored by Centenary United Methodist ...

A flag-leasing project is being sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine. Representatives of the church are David Mollenkopf, who installs flags; Clyde and Michele Hoffmeister, co-chairmen of the flag-leasing committee; and the ...


Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after winning the AT&T National golf tournament Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Woods may be playing his best golf since 2009, but he also knows that is no guarantee that it will mean he will win a major championship.

Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after ...

Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after winning the AT&T National golf tournament Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Woods may be playing his best golf since 2009, but he ...


The Astro Falcons’ Jake Froats scrambles safely back to second as Toyota of Warren’s Tony Mehle bobbles the ball during a pick-off attempt during Monday’s Class B baseball playoff game at Cene Park in Struthers. Astro defeated Toyota, 2-0, to advance to the championship today against Creekside Fitness.

The Astro Falcons’ Jake Froats scrambles safely back to second ...

The Astro Falcons’ Jake Froats scrambles safely back to second as Toyota of Warren’s Tony Mehle bobbles the ball during a pick-off attempt during Monday’s Class B baseball playoff game at Cene Park in Struthers. ...


Gina Cerimele watches her chip shot on the 10th hole at Diamond Back Golf Course in Canfield during Monday’s girls qualifier for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley golf tournament. Cerimele was among the four golfers to advance to the finals July 21 at Trumbull County Club.

Gina Cerimele watches her chip shot on the 10th hole ...

Gina Cerimele watches her chip shot on the 10th hole at Diamond Back Golf Course in Canfield during Monday’s girls qualifier for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley golf tournament. Cerimele was among the ...


The 2012 Western Reserve High School softball team recently participated in its third annual service league project. With the help of family and friends, the girls collected more than 90 items to donate to the Animal Charity of Mahoning County on Market Street in Boardman. Coach Stephanie Wallace supervised the project. Other 2012 coaches are: Laura Amero, Stephanie Wallace, Jen Paris and Gene Bogden.

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The 2012 Western Reserve High School softball team recently participated in its third annual service league project. With the help of family and friends, the girls collected more than 90 items to donate to the ...


The Salem Historical Society will host Underground Railroad tours using the Quakertown Trolley, above at the home of Joel McMillan, which is one of the stops on the tour. The next tours are July 15, Aug. 10 and 11, Sept. 22 and 30, and Oct. 13 and 27. The cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. Call 330-337-3035. The tours will start at the Salem Historical Society, 208 South Broadway Ave., and Jeanne Martinelli will discuss Salem’s anti-slavery movement. Dressed as a Salem Quaker, Martinelli will talk about life in 1856 and show more than 100 slides of abolitionists and Salem homes that were on the Underground Railroad. Those attending will gain a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem before the Civil War.

The Salem Historical Society will host Underground Railroad tours using ...

The Salem Historical Society will host Underground Railroad tours using the Quakertown Trolley, above at the home of Joel McMillan, which is one of the stops on the tour. The next tours are July 15, ...


Nadya Stratton of Boardman tries to make a putt on the 16th hole at a Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley qualifier on June 9 at Mohawk Trails in New Castle. Diamond Backs will host the girls in another qualifier this morning.

Nadya Stratton of Boardman tries to make a putt on ...

Nadya Stratton of Boardman tries to make a putt on the 16th hole at a Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley qualifier on June 9 at Mohawk Trails in New Castle. Diamond Backs will host ...


Lowellville resident Paul Williams takes a nap outside the St. Vincent DePaul Society’s dining hall in Youngstown. Williams was homeless for several years until he began volunteering at the dining hall, which he’s done for over five years now. He takes inventory, serves food and completes various other odd jobs. “I love serving people,” he said.

Lowellville resident Paul Williams takes a nap outside the St. ...

Lowellville resident Paul Williams takes a nap outside the St. Vincent DePaul Society’s dining hall in Youngstown. Williams was homeless for several years until he began volunteering at the dining hall, which he’s done for ...


Children from the Plaza View Apartments community cool off in water shot from the hose of Engine 12 of the Youngstown Fire Department. The firefighters came out to teach the kids not to be afraid of the firetrucks
they see on a daily basis. City Youth director Andrea Mahone runs summer activities for the children in the apartment complex, which is the only public housing in the city without a youth center. Mahone said the
program, called “Increase the Peace,” was implemented into the community to “make them respect and love the city of Youngstown.”

Children from the Plaza View Apartments community cool off in ...

Children from the Plaza View Apartments community cool off in water shot from the hose of Engine 12 of the Youngstown Fire Department. The firefighters came out to teach the kids not to be afraid ...


Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Bishop attends a Pearl Harbor observance at Amvets Post 44 in Struthers.

Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Bishop attends a Pearl Harbor observance ...

Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Bishop attends a Pearl Harbor observance at Amvets Post 44 in Struthers.


Dennis Ray, 50, of Browning Avenue, Youngstown, surrenders to police on East Dewey Avenue after avoiding capture for more than 24 hours. He was charged with discharging weapons in the city, inducing panic and illegal possession of a dangerous weapon.

Dennis Ray, 50, of Browning Avenue, Youngstown, surrenders to police ...

Dennis Ray, 50, of Browning Avenue, Youngstown, surrenders to police on East Dewey Avenue after avoiding capture for more than 24 hours. He was charged with discharging weapons in the city, inducing panic and illegal ...


Shepherd of the Valley residents Bill and Molly Gale celebrated 72 years as husband and wife in June. Molly, 91, said Bill, 92, is the best husband anyone could want. After living in Florida for most of their adult life, the couple moved back to Niles, where they grew up, to be closer to their daughter and her family.

Shepherd of the Valley residents Bill and Molly Gale celebrated ...

Shepherd of the Valley residents Bill and Molly Gale celebrated 72 years as husband and wife in June. Molly, 91, said Bill, 92, is the best husband anyone could want. After living in Florida for ...


Paul Speero of Boardman fills up his truck with diesel fuel priced at $3.49 at the Travel Center of America at Interstate 80 and state Route 46 in Austintown.

Paul Speero of Boardman fills up his truck with diesel ...

Paul Speero of Boardman fills up his truck with diesel fuel priced at $3.49 at the Travel Center of America at Interstate 80 and state Route 46 in Austintown.


Cleveland Indians’ Lou Marson, right, safely steals second during the fourth inning of Sunday’s game as Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts applies a late tag in Baltimore. The Indians won 6-2.

Cleveland Indians’ Lou Marson, right, safely steals second during the ...

Cleveland Indians’ Lou Marson, right, safely steals second during the fourth inning of Sunday’s game as Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts applies a late tag in Baltimore. The Indians won 6-2.


Firefighter Scot Murray of Boardman washes a firetruck at the Boardman Fire Department. The firefighters are
taking extra care to prepare for the busy holiday weekend. Firefighters say the region’s dry conditions and use of
fireworks can bring disastrous results.

Firefighter Scot Murray of Boardman washes a firetruck at the ...

Firefighter Scot Murray of Boardman washes a firetruck at the Boardman Fire Department. The firefighters are taking extra care to prepare for the busy holiday weekend. Firefighters say the region’s dry conditions and use of ...


Rich Krikorian, crew chief and mechanic for B-17 tours, stabilizes himself as the plane descends and lands.

Rich Krikorian, crew chief and mechanic for B-17 tours, stabilizes ...

Rich Krikorian, crew chief and mechanic for B-17 tours, stabilizes himself as the plane descends and lands.


A.J. Sabino of Kent works on a drawing from the cartoon “Adventure Time” during Sunday’s All Americon 2012 event at the Comfort Inn in Warren.

A.J. Sabino of Kent works on a drawing from the ...

A.J. Sabino of Kent works on a drawing from the cartoon “Adventure Time” during Sunday’s All Americon 2012 event at the Comfort Inn in Warren.


Sgt. Michael Burke of Boardman holds his two children, Maddisen, 5, and Landon, 4, after returning home from a yearlong tour in Kuwait.

Sgt. Michael Burke of Boardman holds his two children, Maddisen, ...

Sgt. Michael Burke of Boardman holds his two children, Maddisen, 5, and Landon, 4, after returning home from a yearlong tour in Kuwait.


Volunteers helped North Side resident and pet owner Rik Blake clean up his property despite brisk winds and low
temperatures.

Volunteers helped North Side resident and pet owner Rik Blake ...

Volunteers helped North Side resident and pet owner Rik Blake clean up his property despite brisk winds and low temperatures.