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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. ...


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.


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.

Scott Bates removes a container of documents from the Mahoning ...

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 ...