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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...