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MADELYN P. HASTINGS..(left to right) Leah Evick, 15, of North Jackson, Ohio, Zachery Peck, 14, of Ashtabula, Ohio, Sarah Drogowski, 16, of Austintown, Ohio, Kristyn Wolf, 16, of Boardman, Ohio, and Tyler Grzyb, 16, of Boardman, Ohio create 'Body Part Boutonnieres' and 'Compost Corsages' at the Zombie Prom at the Poland Library.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..(left to right) Leah Evick, 15, of North ...

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..(left to right) Leah Evick, 15, of North Jackson, Ohio, Zachery Peck, 14, of Ashtabula, Ohio, Sarah Drogowski, 16, of Austintown, Ohio, Kristyn Wolf, 16, of Boardman, Ohio, and Tyler Grzyb, 16, of ...


MADELYN P. HASTINGS..Renee Duhon, 13, of North Jackson, Ohio creates a 'Compost Corsage' at the Zombie Prom hosted by the Poland Library on June 28, 2012.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..Renee Duhon, 13, of North Jackson, Ohio creates ...

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..Renee Duhon, 13, of North Jackson, Ohio creates a 'Compost Corsage' at the Zombie Prom hosted by the Poland Library on June 28, 2012.


MADELYN P. HASTINGS..At the 'Zombie Prom' in Poland, Ohio, Austin Bayer, 17, and Breanna Keever, 17, of Boardman, Ohio show off their extreme zombie makeup. They both put in a great amount of time and effort for the Zombie Prom on June 28, 2012.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..At the 'Zombie Prom' in Poland, Ohio, Austin ...

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..At the 'Zombie Prom' in Poland, Ohio, Austin Bayer, 17, and Breanna Keever, 17, of Boardman, Ohio show off their extreme zombie makeup. They both put in a great amount of time and ...


MADELYN P. HASTINGS..Tristin Moncrief, 12, of Struthers, Ohio stands in a group of zombies during the 'Zombie Prom' in the Poland Library on June 28, 2012. The girls dressed in glamorous gowns, most of which, were torn to shreds.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..Tristin Moncrief, 12, of Struthers, Ohio stands in ...

MADELYN P. HASTINGS..Tristin Moncrief, 12, of Struthers, Ohio stands in a group of zombies during the 'Zombie Prom' in the Poland Library on June 28, 2012. The girls dressed in glamorous gowns, most of which, ...


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June 18 marked the 200th anniversary of the start of The War of 1812. To recognize the day, Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission members met at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus for a commemorative ceremony. Columbiana County recorder Craig Brown, second from right, front, is pictured with other commission members.

June 18 marked the 200th anniversary of the start of ...

June 18 marked the 200th anniversary of the start of The War of 1812. To recognize the day, Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission members met at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus for a commemorative ...


Aaron Oeken and Ashley Basile

Aaron Oeken and Ashley Basile

Aaron Oeken and Ashley Basile


Laura E. Amero and Jacob L. Zatchok

Laura E. Amero and Jacob L. Zatchok

Laura E. Amero and Jacob L. Zatchok


Amy Dattilio and Phillip Bellotta

Amy Dattilio and Phillip Bellotta

Amy Dattilio and Phillip Bellotta


Elizabeth A. Delon and Nicholas J. Kwolek

Elizabeth A. Delon and Nicholas J. Kwolek

Elizabeth A. Delon and Nicholas J. Kwolek


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bertilacci

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bertilacci

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bertilacci


Shannon Rockwell and Michael Harley III

Shannon Rockwell and Michael Harley III

Shannon Rockwell and Michael Harley III


Michael P. Weymer and Kasey A. Cooper

Michael P. Weymer and Kasey A. Cooper

Michael P. Weymer and Kasey A. Cooper


Moorer

Moorer

Moorer


Carol Sankovic of Canfield has been named the 72nd president of the Ohio State Medical Association Alliance, a public health advocacy network that is a volunteer arm of the American Medical Association. Her term begins in July. Past President Cindy Batie of Springfield installed Sankovic April 26 at the Capitol Club in Columbus. Pictured left to right are local members of the state alliance board: Susan Berny, parliamentarian; Paula Jakubek, fall meeting co-chair; Sankovic; Katie Altenhof, historian and Michele Duffett, fall meeting co-chair. Sankovic served on the state board for 18 years in many capacities including president of Columbiana and Mahoning counties, District 6 director, and chair of the health promotion, communications and charity cookbook committees. At the April event in Columbus, the Mahoning County alliance received three state awards: most new members, best brochure and event invitations. For the first time in 18 years, the Mahoning County alliance will host the annual fall state meeting Sept. 13 and 14 at The Lake Club and Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield.

Carol Sankovic of Canfield has been named the 72nd president ...

Carol Sankovic of Canfield has been named the 72nd president of the Ohio State Medical Association Alliance, a public health advocacy network that is a volunteer arm of the American Medical Association. Her term begins ...


St. Michael Garden Guild recently hosted its annual flower show and dinner in the parish center, in Canfield. The theme was “God Bless America.” Kaye Smith presided, and Sheila Bowman was the judge. Pictured left to right are: Pat Hoyle, Cookie Beeman, Marilyn Chiu, Carol Cartwright, Jeri Bertison, Doe Gallagher, Helen Mocker, Janet Murray, Jane Bolton, Mary Ann Silvestri, Karen Cabraja and Liz Rehlinger. Anita Gorman is not pictured. Silvestri won best in show for arrangements, and Cartwright won best in show for horticulture. Blue ribbon winners for arrangements were Sylvestri, Cartwright, Gallagher, Bertison and Rehlinger. Cabraja, Bertison, Cartwright, Hoyle, Chiu, Beeman, Bolton, Gorman, Mocker and Murray won blue ribbons for horticulture. Beeman was clerk, Smith, Lyon, Rehlinger, Cabraja, Hoyle and Molvin were hostesses.

St. Michael Garden Guild recently hosted its annual flower show ...

St. Michael Garden Guild recently hosted its annual flower show and dinner in the parish center, in Canfield. The theme was “God Bless America.” Kaye Smith presided, and Sheila Bowman was the judge. Pictured left ...


Mr. and Mrs. Bill O'Leary

Mr. and Mrs. Bill O'Leary

Mr. and Mrs. Bill O'Leary


Daniel B. Marteney and Tina A. Hohla

Daniel B. Marteney and Tina A. Hohla

Daniel B. Marteney and Tina A. Hohla


Matthew D. Campbell and Jessica R. Williams

Matthew D. Campbell and Jessica R. Williams

Matthew D. Campbell and Jessica R. Williams


Lyle R. Carpenter and Debra L. Logsdon

Lyle R. Carpenter and Debra L. Logsdon

Lyle R. Carpenter and Debra L. Logsdon


Donna Galey, front, of The Manor in Austintown, won best of show for her painting “Birds & Berries,” upper right corner. Galey is pictured with Suzanne Gray, YMCA art coordinator.

Donna Galey, front, of The Manor in Austintown, won best ...

Donna Galey, front, of The Manor in Austintown, won best of show for her painting “Birds & Berries,” upper right corner. Galey is pictured with Suzanne Gray, YMCA art coordinator.


Christy A. Reiser and Emmanual U. Brown

Christy A. Reiser and Emmanual U. Brown

Christy A. Reiser and Emmanual U. Brown


Eric S. McElroy and Shayla S. Kates

Eric S. McElroy and Shayla S. Kates

Eric S. McElroy and Shayla S. Kates


Even Babs the dog gets into the patriotic spirit. Photo sent in by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.

Even Babs the dog gets into the patriotic spirit. Photo ...

Even Babs the dog gets into the patriotic spirit. Photo sent in by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.


Marcie Wheeler says Ellie, her 6-month-old black Lab, was feeling very patriotic when she snapped this picture.

Marcie Wheeler says Ellie, her 6-month-old black Lab, was feeling ...

Marcie Wheeler says Ellie, her 6-month-old black Lab, was feeling very patriotic when she snapped this picture.


This photo of Mooney cheerleaders and some spirited fans in the crowd behind them came without information.

This photo of Mooney cheerleaders and some spirited fans in ...

This photo of Mooney cheerleaders and some spirited fans in the crowd behind them came without information.


Here's a shot of the St. Charles Festival taken in June by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Here's a shot of the St. Charles Festival taken in ...

Here's a shot of the St. Charles Festival taken in June by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Patty Gordulic of Canfield sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Jarrett and Gianna Gordulic, honoring the flag Memorial Day 2011. Patty said the flag is from the Canfield Rotary and she's proud to fly it.

Patty Gordulic of Canfield sent in this photo of her ...

Patty Gordulic of Canfield sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Jarrett and Gianna Gordulic, honoring the flag Memorial Day 2011. Patty said the flag is from the Canfield Rotary and she's proud to fly ...


Terri Windsor of Poland sent in this photo of Pie Areepipatkul of Bangkok, Thailand, an AFS foreign exchange student, and Kayla Windsor of Poland, who became good friends with Pie.

Terri Windsor of Poland sent in this photo of Pie ...

Terri Windsor of Poland sent in this photo of Pie Areepipatkul of Bangkok, Thailand, an AFS foreign exchange student, and Kayla Windsor of Poland, who became good friends with Pie.


Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets festive for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, ...

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets festive for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.


Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets festive for the holiday with some help from her dad. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, ...

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets festive for the holiday with some help from her dad. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.


In this photo from Terri Windsor of Poland, exchange student Pie Areepipatkul of Bangkok, Thailand, gets a hug from Ian Windsor, 5. While in the Valley, Pie lived with host families in Boardman and Columbiana and attended school.

In this photo from Terri Windsor of Poland, exchange student ...

In this photo from Terri Windsor of Poland, exchange student Pie Areepipatkul of Bangkok, Thailand, gets a hug from Ian Windsor, 5. While in the Valley, Pie lived with host families in Boardman and Columbiana ...


This photo of the Statue of Liberty was taken during a visit to Ellis Island on the ferry tour in New York City. It was sent in by Mike Krakora of Girard.

This photo of the Statue of Liberty was taken during ...

This photo of the Statue of Liberty was taken during a visit to Ellis Island on the ferry tour in New York City. It was sent in by Mike Krakora of Girard.


Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets dressed for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, ...

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets dressed for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.


Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets dressed for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, ...

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets dressed for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.


Marisa Stephenson of Poland sent in this photo of Ohio's flag, which was taken next to Lanterman's Mill in Youngstown while she was out walking with her mom and twin sister.

Marisa Stephenson of Poland sent in this photo of Ohio's ...

Marisa Stephenson of Poland sent in this photo of Ohio's flag, which was taken next to Lanterman's Mill in Youngstown while she was out walking with her mom and twin sister.


Here's a story by a reader named Sharon about a July 4th birthday: "My mom lived in Baltimore and came to visit my husband and I for her 80th birthday with my sister. She was born July 4, 1926 and passed away in 2009. I think she was surprised [in this photo]."

Here's a story by a reader named Sharon about a ...

Here's a story by a reader named Sharon about a July 4th birthday: "My mom lived in Baltimore and came to visit my husband and I for her 80th birthday with my sister. She was ...


Don Meeker of Poland sent in this photo of the "emblem of the land we love."

Don Meeker of Poland sent in this photo of the ...

Don Meeker of Poland sent in this photo of the "emblem of the land we love."


This photo, submitted by Janet Misel, was taken 40 years ago at a Fourth of July picnic at the home of her grandparents, Larry and Mildred Varner. The children are Janet's brother, Jim Misel, Janet and their cousin, Dave Olsavsky.

This photo, submitted by Janet Misel, was taken 40 years ...

This photo, submitted by Janet Misel, was taken 40 years ago at a Fourth of July picnic at the home of her grandparents, Larry and Mildred Varner. The children are Janet's brother, Jim Misel, Janet ...


Here’s a shot of fireworks sent in by Leanne Lee of Girard.

Here’s a shot of fireworks sent in by Leanne Lee ...

Here’s a shot of fireworks sent in by Leanne Lee of Girard.


Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets festive for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, ...

Lilyanah Miller, 3, daughter of Adam Miller and Erica McElroy, gets festive for the holiday. Photo sent in by Erica McElroy.


Matt Speece takes part in an event at the War Vet Museum in Canfield. Photo sent in by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Matt Speece takes part in an event at the War ...

Matt Speece takes part in an event at the War Vet Museum in Canfield. Photo sent in by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Participants line up for a photo at the Canfield War Vet Museum. This was taken on Memorial Day and submitted by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Participants line up for a photo at the Canfield War ...

Participants line up for a photo at the Canfield War Vet Museum. This was taken on Memorial Day and submitted by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Augustine Lamonge sent in this photo of Jake, Will and Kate at First Night Youngstown.

Augustine Lamonge sent in this photo of Jake, Will and ...

Augustine Lamonge sent in this photo of Jake, Will and Kate at First Night Youngstown.


This photo was taken at the home opener of the Scrappers last Wednesday. It was sent by Sarah Gavalier.

This photo was taken at the home opener of the ...

This photo was taken at the home opener of the Scrappers last Wednesday. It was sent by Sarah Gavalier.


Dr. Mark, Stephanie and Blake McMurray sent in this photo from Captiva Island, Fla.

Dr. Mark, Stephanie and Blake McMurray sent in this photo ...

Dr. Mark, Stephanie and Blake McMurray sent in this photo from Captiva Island, Fla.


Kathleen Lindow sent in this photo of Jackson and Tucker Lindow enjoying the Fourth of July parade.

Kathleen Lindow sent in this photo of Jackson and Tucker ...

Kathleen Lindow sent in this photo of Jackson and Tucker Lindow enjoying the Fourth of July parade.


A photo of the face of the war veteran statue in downtown Youngstown by Jim Williams of Lowellville.

A photo of the face of the war veteran statue ...

A photo of the face of the war veteran statue in downtown Youngstown by Jim Williams of Lowellville.


This photo of Mooney cheerleaders and some spirited fans in the crowd behind them came without information.

This photo of Mooney cheerleaders and some spirited fans in ...

This photo of Mooney cheerleaders and some spirited fans in the crowd behind them came without information.


Even Babs the dog gets into the patriotic spirit. Photo sent in by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.

Even Babs the dog gets into the patriotic spirit. Photo ...

Even Babs the dog gets into the patriotic spirit. Photo sent in by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.


Marcie Wheeler says Ellie, her 6-month-old black Lab, was feeling very patriotic when she snapped this picture.

Marcie Wheeler says Ellie, her 6-month-old black Lab, was feeling ...

Marcie Wheeler says Ellie, her 6-month-old black Lab, was feeling very patriotic when she snapped this picture.


Vocalist Eric McClellan sings a patriotic medley accompanied by the Youngstown Symphonic Band at Boardman Park. Photo sent in by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.

Vocalist Eric McClellan sings a patriotic medley accompanied by the ...

Vocalist Eric McClellan sings a patriotic medley accompanied by the Youngstown Symphonic Band at Boardman Park. Photo sent in by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.


Cathy and Steve Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo of their children, Angie and Kenny Ferenchak, who were wearing their red, white and blue matching outfits on the Fourth of July. Cathy said the kids love the fireworks and parades.

Cathy and Steve Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo ...

Cathy and Steve Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo of their children, Angie and Kenny Ferenchak, who were wearing their red, white and blue matching outfits on the Fourth of July. Cathy said the ...


Ava Bosnjak, 6, prepares for a May program at Boardman Stadium Drive Elementary to honor veterans and anyone serving in the military. Photo sent in by Andrea Bosnjak.

Ava Bosnjak, 6, prepares for a May program at Boardman ...

Ava Bosnjak, 6, prepares for a May program at Boardman Stadium Drive Elementary to honor veterans and anyone serving in the military. Photo sent in by Andrea Bosnjak.


This photo was taken at a Fourth of July celebration at Westminster College and submitted by J. Ferrett of Hubbard.

This photo was taken at a Fourth of July celebration ...

This photo was taken at a Fourth of July celebration at Westminster College and submitted by J. Ferrett of Hubbard.


A photo of fireworks sent in by Jim Williams of Lowellville.

A photo of fireworks sent in by Jim Williams of ...

A photo of fireworks sent in by Jim Williams of Lowellville.


Lana Vanauker of Canfield sent in this photo she took of the fireworks at the St. Charles Festival this year.

Lana Vanauker of Canfield sent in this photo she took ...

Lana Vanauker of Canfield sent in this photo she took of the fireworks at the St. Charles Festival this year.


Cathy Hoover sent in this photo of her granddaughter Trinity Kale, taken July 4, 2011.

Cathy Hoover sent in this photo of her granddaughter Trinity ...

Cathy Hoover sent in this photo of her granddaughter Trinity Kale, taken July 4, 2011.


Augustine Lamonge sent in this photo of Jake, Will and Kate at the Niles parade.

Augustine Lamonge sent in this photo of Jake, Will and ...

Augustine Lamonge sent in this photo of Jake, Will and Kate at the Niles parade.


Here's a shot of the St. Charles Festival taken in June by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Here's a shot of the St. Charles Festival taken in ...

Here's a shot of the St. Charles Festival taken in June by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Patty Gordulic of Canfield sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Jarrett and Gianna Gordulic, honoring the flag Memorial Day 2011. Patty said the flag is from the Canfield Rotary and she's proud to fly it.

Patty Gordulic of Canfield sent in this photo of her ...

Patty Gordulic of Canfield sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Jarrett and Gianna Gordulic, honoring the flag Memorial Day 2011. Patty said the flag is from the Canfield Rotary and she's proud to fly ...


A photo of the POW-MIA flag, taken by Jim Williams of Lowellville.

A photo of the POW-MIA flag, taken by Jim Williams ...

A photo of the POW-MIA flag, taken by Jim Williams of Lowellville.


This photo came from Richard Frondorf, captioned as a "picture of my 4-month-old daughter [Gabriella Frondorf]." It was taken in 2011 on her first July 4th.

This photo came from Richard Frondorf, captioned as a "picture ...

This photo came from Richard Frondorf, captioned as a "picture of my 4-month-old daughter [Gabriella Frondorf]." It was taken in 2011 on her first July 4th.


Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby shoots the puck from a split after getting by Ottawa Senators’ Chris Phillips in the second period of the NHL playoff game in Pittsburgh. Crosby, 24, agreed Thursday to a 12-year contract extension with the Penguins, leaving little doubt that he has overcome concussion like symptoms that sidelined him for most of the last two seasons.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby shoots the puck from a split ...

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby shoots the puck from a split after getting by Ottawa Senators’ Chris Phillips in the second period of the NHL playoff game in Pittsburgh. Crosby, 24, agreed Thursday to a 12-year ...


Scrappers right fielder Hunter Jones goes airborne to make a catch and prevent a State College rally during the top of the seventh inning of Thursday’s game at Eastwood Field.

Scrappers right fielder Hunter Jones goes airborne to make a ...

Scrappers right fielder Hunter Jones goes airborne to make a catch and prevent a State College rally during the top of the seventh inning of Thursday’s game at Eastwood Field.


Boardman Lions Club members recently installed a slate of officers for the 2012-2013 season. Accepting the responsibility of their offices were, from left, Terri Wilkes, secretary; John Landers, treasurer; Judy Jones, director; Jaclyn Rausch, director, Ron Paris, first vice president; Bill Rausch, third vice president and tail twister; John Woodside, district governor-elect; Mary Shobel, lion tamer; Laura Hancock, membership; and Patti Shears, director. Also seated but not pictured were Terry Shears, king lion, and Kris Dailey, director.

Boardman Lions Club members recently installed a slate of officers ...

Boardman Lions Club members recently installed a slate of officers for the 2012-2013 season. Accepting the responsibility of their offices were, from left, Terri Wilkes, secretary; John Landers, treasurer; Judy Jones, director; Jaclyn Rausch, director, ...


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Courtney

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Carol Anderson of Williamsburg, Va., reads as she is the first person in line to attend today’s reading of the decision at the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. She started the line Wednesday afternoon.

Carol Anderson of Williamsburg, Va., reads as she is the ...

Carol Anderson of Williamsburg, Va., reads as she is the first person in line to attend today’s reading of the decision at the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. She ...


Atty. James E. Lanzo, right, represents Steven Croley, 41, who was charged with failing to register a dog. Croley was found not guilty of the charge Wednesday in Mahoning County Area Court in Austintown.

Atty. James E. Lanzo, right, represents Steven Croley, 41, who ...

Atty. James E. Lanzo, right, represents Steven Croley, 41, who was charged with failing to register a dog. Croley was found not guilty of the charge Wednesday in Mahoning County Area Court in Austintown.


Jeremiah Payne, left, and Aniya Pilson, both 5, share a few laughs playing with stress balls at a Success By Six event at Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown. The youngsters learned Wednesday what is necessary to become good students and citizens.

Jeremiah Payne, left, and Aniya Pilson, both 5, share a ...

Jeremiah Payne, left, and Aniya Pilson, both 5, share a few laughs playing with stress balls at a Success By Six event at Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown. The youngsters learned Wednesday what is necessary ...


Scrappers shortstop Robel Garcia steps on second and avoids the slide from Crosscutters baserunner Brian Pointer during the first inning of Wednesday’s game at Eastwood Field.

Scrappers shortstop Robel Garcia steps on second and avoids the ...

Scrappers shortstop Robel Garcia steps on second and avoids the slide from Crosscutters baserunner Brian Pointer during the first inning of Wednesday’s game at Eastwood Field.


Kelly Pavlik works with trainer Robert Garcia at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in preparation for his upcoming 10-round super middleweight bout against Will Rosinsky of New York.

Kelly Pavlik works with trainer Robert Garcia at the Robert ...

Kelly Pavlik works with trainer Robert Garcia at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in preparation for his upcoming 10-round super middleweight bout against Will Rosinsky of New York.


Rosy Hearns watches her putt during her round at Wednesday’s qualifier for The Vindicator’s Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament at Tam O’Shanter. Hearns shot a 78 to win the girls’ 15-17-year-old division.

Rosy Hearns watches her putt during her round at Wednesday’s ...

Rosy Hearns watches her putt during her round at Wednesday’s qualifier for The Vindicator’s Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament at Tam O’Shanter. Hearns shot a 78 to win the girls’ 15-17-year-old division.


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Curd

Curd


The Ursuline Center will have its annual car trunk and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at the center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. Area residents and vendors will sell new and used items in the parking lot. Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown will sell goods inside the center, including a room full of antiques and collectibles for serious shoppers and a large selection of books on contemporary spirituality and classic theology. Preparing the items are, from left, India Gatts, Kay Hartman, Sister Bridget Nolan, Katie Weingaro, Eileen Novotny and Sabrina Gatts. All proceeds benefit the ministries of the sisters at the center. For information or to participate in the outdoor sale, call Novotny at 330-533-3831.

The Ursuline Center will have its annual car trunk and ...

The Ursuline Center will have its annual car trunk and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at the center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield. Area residents and vendors will sell new and ...


The York Rite Bodies of Youngstown recently installed officers. Front row, from left to right, are Dominic M. Lucarelli, Timothy N. Flack and Robert K. Ellway. Middle row, left to right, are Raymond H. Huish Jr., R. Patrick Anderson and James A. Streeky. In the back row are Robert L. Rodkey, left, Richard J. Brady and Salvadore A. Canale.

The York Rite Bodies of Youngstown recently installed officers. Front ...

The York Rite Bodies of Youngstown recently installed officers. Front row, from left to right, are Dominic M. Lucarelli, Timothy N. Flack and Robert K. Ellway. Middle row, left to right, are Raymond H. Huish ...


Sirloin burger from Mason's Steak House & Lounge.

Sirloin burger from Mason's Steak House & Lounge.

Sirloin burger from Mason's Steak House & Lounge.


Nick Galantis and Annette Tovarnak of the residents group Campbell Pride Project show off the work the group has done so far at the new community garden near the corner of Penhale Avenue and 10th Street in Campbell. The garden was planted on a site that housed an old elementary school.

Nick Galantis and Annette Tovarnak of the residents group Campbell ...

Nick Galantis and Annette Tovarnak of the residents group Campbell Pride Project show off the work the group has done so far at the new community garden near the corner of Penhale Avenue and 10th ...


Youngstown’s Jacinta Pikunas, shown here competing at last year’s Greatest Junior Golfer tournament, was one of two area golfers to earn expense-paid trips to the International Junior Golf Championships.

Youngstown’s Jacinta Pikunas, shown here competing at last year’s Greatest ...

Youngstown’s Jacinta Pikunas, shown here competing at last year’s Greatest Junior Golfer tournament, was one of two area golfers to earn expense-paid trips to the International Junior Golf Championships.


Liberty’s Marquis Williamson takes the baton from teammate Frank Bond for the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the state track and field meet on June 2 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. Williamson is headed
to Youngstown State on a track scholarship.

Liberty’s Marquis Williamson takes the baton from teammate Frank Bond ...

Liberty’s Marquis Williamson takes the baton from teammate Frank Bond for the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the state track and field meet on June 2 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. Williamson ...


Scrappers third baseman Erik Gonzalez tags out Crosscutters baserunner Chace Numata to complete a fielder’s choice in the first inning of Tuesday’s game at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers won 6-2.

Scrappers third baseman Erik Gonzalez tags out Crosscutters baserunner Chace ...

Scrappers third baseman Erik Gonzalez tags out Crosscutters baserunner Chace Numata to complete a fielder’s choice in the first inning of Tuesday’s game at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers won 6-2.


Ron Faniro, left, a local architect, talks with Ed Jerse, director of the Regional Collaboration of Cuyahoga County, during a walking tour of downtown Youngstown. Faniro, of Faniro Architects, served as tour guide Tuesday for members of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, who visited portions of the city to get a better understanding of Youngstown.

Ron Faniro, left, a local architect, talks with Ed Jerse, ...

Ron Faniro, left, a local architect, talks with Ed Jerse, director of the Regional Collaboration of Cuyahoga County, during a walking tour of downtown Youngstown. Faniro, of Faniro Architects, served as tour guide Tuesday for ...


As part of Field Day 2012, Holy Family School students had a chance to dunk their computer/art instructor, Janet Cadman. The event took place on school grounds in Poland, and students also enjoyed bounce-arounds, games, snacks and face painting. Field Day is a tradition at Holy Family School and takes place the day prior to the last day of school. Parents, teachers and seventh-grade students help coordinate the event.

As part of Field Day 2012, Holy Family School students ...

As part of Field Day 2012, Holy Family School students had a chance to dunk their computer/art instructor, Janet Cadman. The event took place on school grounds in Poland, and students also enjoyed bounce-arounds, games, ...


Little Bradley Miller Jr., son of Catherine Cercone and Bradley Miller, helps Tom Baringer, president of Struthers Rotary Club, put the finishing touches on the flag installment at his parents’ house. The Rotary club was busy over the weekend filling flag orders for the Fourth of July. The cost is $25, and the Rotary is still taking orders. Contact any member of Struthers Rotary.

Little Bradley Miller Jr., son of Catherine Cercone and Bradley ...

Little Bradley Miller Jr., son of Catherine Cercone and Bradley Miller, helps Tom Baringer, president of Struthers Rotary Club, put the finishing touches on the flag installment at his parents’ house. The Rotary club was ...


Warren Harding High graduate Mario Manninghan, right, waves, while former Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr., left, looks on during a DeBartolo Foundation dinner Monday at Leo’s in Howland.

Warren Harding High graduate Mario Manninghan, right, waves, while former ...

Warren Harding High graduate Mario Manninghan, right, waves, while former Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr., left, looks on during a DeBartolo Foundation dinner Monday at Leo’s in Howland.


Scrappers baserunner Jairo Kelly slides safely into third base to complete a triple in the bottom of the third inning of Monday’s game at Eastwood Field.

Scrappers baserunner Jairo Kelly slides safely into third base to ...

Scrappers baserunner Jairo Kelly slides safely into third base to complete a triple in the bottom of the third inning of Monday’s game at Eastwood Field.


Miles Spearman deposits the sample of bacteria he collected from the door handle to the men’s restroom inside Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University during the STEM Explore event last week. STEM Explore is a collaboration between YSU’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and education colleges. Sixth- through eighth graders interested in STEM got the opportunity to learn more about the fields of study.

Miles Spearman deposits the sample of bacteria he collected from ...

Miles Spearman deposits the sample of bacteria he collected from the door handle to the men’s restroom inside Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University during the STEM Explore event last week. STEM Explore ...


Karl Rominger, attorney for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the defense rested its case last week. Rominger visited his incarcerated client Monday.

Karl Rominger, attorney for former Penn State University assistant football ...

Karl Rominger, attorney for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the defense rested its case last week. Rominger visited his incarcerated client Monday.


One year has passed since Ed Port, 42, of Austintown, underwent his first surgery as an adult to remove large tumors that obscured much of his face. Two more surgeries followed, and Port expects to have at least two more. Port suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes large tumors.

One year has passed since Ed Port, 42, of Austintown, ...

One year has passed since Ed Port, 42, of Austintown, underwent his first surgery as an adult to remove large tumors that obscured much of his face. Two more surgeries followed, and Port expects to ...


Scrappers baserunner Jairo Kelly slides safely into third base to complete a triple in the bottom of the third inning of Monday’s game at Eastwood Field.

Scrappers baserunner Jairo Kelly slides safely into third base to ...

Scrappers baserunner Jairo Kelly slides safely into third base to complete a triple in the bottom of the third inning of Monday’s game at Eastwood Field.


PGA Tour rookie Jason Kokrak watches his drive during Monday’s Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout
Council’s Link’s Classic fundraiser at Trumbull Country Club.

PGA Tour rookie Jason Kokrak watches his drive during Monday’s ...

PGA Tour rookie Jason Kokrak watches his drive during Monday’s Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council’s Link’s Classic fundraiser at Trumbull Country Club.


Hunter Estell tries out the Lil’ Lightning McQueen 6-volt battery-powered ride-on toy to be given away at the Touch A Truck event Saturday at Village Hall in Poland. Hunter, 3, the son of Robert and Amanda Estell of East Liverpool, is attending the summer preschool session at Rich Center for Autism, where his brother, Greyson, is a student. Employees of Sweeney Chevrolet donated the toy. Raffle tickets for the car, helmet and one-year warranty are $1 and will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All raffle ticket sales and donations made at Touch A Truck benefit the Rich Center. Sponsored by Farmers National Bank, Touch A Truck is a free activity and one of several that are part of the Celebrate Poland festivities. For information visit www.celebratepoland.org.

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Hunter Estell tries out the Lil’ Lightning McQueen 6-volt battery-powered ride-on toy to be given away at the Touch A Truck event Saturday at Village Hall in Poland. Hunter, 3, the son of Robert and ...


Michael Firmstone and Lisa Bernat

Michael Firmstone and Lisa Bernat

Michael Firmstone and Lisa Bernat


Lesley Furgan and Jason Reed

Lesley Furgan and Jason Reed

Lesley Furgan and Jason Reed


Mustang and Camaro aficionados will face off Saturday at the Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown during what is described as “not your run-of-the-mill” car show. At the Fifth Annual Mustang vs. Camaro Showdown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public will pick the winner; each vote will cost $1. The top three cars will win trophies. The North Eastern Ohio Camaro Club will pick the best Mustang, and the Mahoning Valley Mustangs will pick the best Camaro. The event raises money for Angels of Easter Seals and will feature a DJ, door prizes, a 50-50 raffle and a basket auction. Car owners will pay a $5 per car minimum donation. From left to right are John Keller, Mustang Club of America director; Betty Keller, vice president of Mahoning Valley Mustangs; Joan Zarlenga, president of Angels; Hunter Crites, Easter Seals client; and Carol O’Neill, of Angels. For information call 330-581-8382 or 330-730-3348. The showdown will go on rain or shine.

Mustang and Camaro aficionados will face off Saturday at the ...

Mustang and Camaro aficionados will face off Saturday at the Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown during what is described as “not your run-of-the-mill” car show. At the Fifth Annual Mustang vs. Camaro Showdown, from ...


Joseph W. Allen and Cheree M. Ready

Joseph W. Allen and Cheree M. Ready

Joseph W. Allen and Cheree M. Ready


Commander John Pariza of the Korean War Veterans Association of Mahoning Valley Chapter 137 makes opening remarks at Veterans Park at Wickliffe Circle in Austintown on Sunday during the Korean War Veterans’ Laying of the Roses ceremony.

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Commander John Pariza of the Korean War Veterans Association of Mahoning Valley Chapter 137 makes opening remarks at Veterans Park at Wickliffe Circle in Austintown on Sunday during the Korean War Veterans’ Laying of the ...


A traditional celebration of the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua recently also marked the merger of St. Anthony of Padua and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches in Youngstown. The event included a Mass, a procession with a statue of St. Anthony, music and food.

A traditional celebration of the Feast Day of St. Anthony ...

A traditional celebration of the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua recently also marked the merger of St. Anthony of Padua and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches in Youngstown. The event included a ...


Levi, a 7-month-old giraffe, and Adam Guiher, owner of Living Treasures Animal Park near New Castle, Pa., greet Heather Livesay of Boardman and her daughter, Ava, 2, at the park.

Levi, a 7-month-old giraffe, and Adam Guiher, owner of Living ...

Levi, a 7-month-old giraffe, and Adam Guiher, owner of Living Treasures Animal Park near New Castle, Pa., greet Heather Livesay of Boardman and her daughter, Ava, 2, at the park.


The Rev. Duane A. Jesse is the newly installed pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg. The Rev. Mr. Jesse was installed during a Sunday evening ceremony before a congregation that nearly filled the church’s sanctuary.

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The Rev. Duane A. Jesse is the newly installed pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg. The Rev. Mr. Jesse was installed during a Sunday evening ceremony before a congregation that nearly filled the church’s ...


Astros first baseman Carlos Lee, left, and pitcher J.A. Happ watch a bunt by the Indians’ Derek Lowe during the 
fifth inning of their game Sunday in Houston. The ball stayed fair, and Lowe reached first on the play.

Astros first baseman Carlos Lee, left, and pitcher J.A. Happ ...

Astros first baseman Carlos Lee, left, and pitcher J.A. Happ watch a bunt by the Indians’ Derek Lowe during the fifth inning of their game Sunday in Houston. The ball stayed fair, and Lowe reached ...


Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia delivers during the first inning of their game against the Tigers in Pittsburgh on Sunday. He gave up just two runs in six innings but was outmatched by Justin Verlander.

Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia delivers during the first inning of ...

Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia delivers during the first inning of their game against the Tigers in Pittsburgh on Sunday. He gave up just two runs in six innings but was outmatched by Justin Verlander.


This photo shows tea that is offered to Chinese travelers upon check-in at the W Times Square in New York. Major hotel brands are catering to the needs of Chinese tourists.

This photo shows tea that is offered to Chinese travelers ...

This photo shows tea that is offered to Chinese travelers upon check-in at the W Times Square in New York. Major hotel brands are catering to the needs of Chinese tourists.


Former PGA golfer Jerry McGee stands out in a fairway at The Lake Club in Poland.  The East Palestine resident is one of golf's greatest storytellers.

Former PGA golfer Jerry McGee stands out in a fairway ...

Former PGA golfer Jerry McGee stands out in a fairway at The Lake Club in Poland. The East Palestine resident is one of golf's greatest storytellers.


Trisha R. Cameron and James W. Kusiowski

Trisha R. Cameron and James W. Kusiowski

Trisha R. Cameron and James W. Kusiowski


Matthew J. Nuzzi and Jessica L. Hayden

Matthew J. Nuzzi and Jessica L. Hayden

Matthew J. Nuzzi and Jessica L. Hayden


A clown was among the entertainment recently at Family Fun Day for the Youngstown Girl Scouts. The event, which took place at the Covelli Centre, also featured face painting, crafts and a bounce-around for the kids.

A clown was among the entertainment recently at Family Fun ...

A clown was among the entertainment recently at Family Fun Day for the Youngstown Girl Scouts. The event, which took place at the Covelli Centre, also featured face painting, crafts and a bounce-around for the ...


Deanna Hosey, right, owner of Something Unique For You, an Austintown flower shop, introduced the Rotary Club of Austintown to The Cash Mob Youngstown Movement recently. Cash Mob is a grassroots movement to support local businesses. Members will vote to visit one small business per month, show up on a special day and each will spend $20 at that store. The business must have products that have a wide appeal to men and women, it must be locally owned and operated within a brick and mortar retail location. Hosey, also a member of Austintown Junior women’s League, talked of forming a community calendar to be posted on the township website, perhaps drawing more support for the programs. At left is Austintown Rotary President Deanna Spirko.

Deanna Hosey, right, owner of Something Unique For You, an ...

Deanna Hosey, right, owner of Something Unique For You, an Austintown flower shop, introduced the Rotary Club of Austintown to The Cash Mob Youngstown Movement recently. Cash Mob is a grassroots movement to support local ...


The Garden Forum of the Greater Youngstown Area Inc. presented Emily Conrad, center, of Louisville, Ohio, with a $500 scholarship at the June Flower Show at the Davis Center in Fellows Riverside Gardens. Conrad is a student at Kent State University Salem Branch working toward a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. In addition to college, she works at a greenhouse. Also pictured are Mary Schall, left, president, and JoAnn Vlacancich, scholarship chairperson and 3rd vice president.

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The Garden Forum of the Greater Youngstown Area Inc. presented Emily Conrad, center, of Louisville, Ohio, with a $500 scholarship at the June Flower Show at the Davis Center in Fellows Riverside Gardens. Conrad is ...


The Rotary Club of Austintown has awarded scholarships to Amanda Rouan, second from left, Kayleigh Choma, second from right, and Christine Grego, right. Also pictured are Deanna Spirko, far left, Austintown Rotary president, and Gary Reel, center, Interact adviser. The recipients met at a recent luncheon. Usually only two scholarships are awarded, but this year the applicants were so impressive in their achievements the club made an exception and awarded all three.

The Rotary Club of Austintown has awarded scholarships to Amanda ...

The Rotary Club of Austintown has awarded scholarships to Amanda Rouan, second from left, Kayleigh Choma, second from right, and Christine Grego, right. Also pictured are Deanna Spirko, far left, Austintown Rotary president, and Gary ...


Holy Family School’s Acts of Random Kindness group received a generous donation from Catholic Slovak Women’s Association to landscape the entrances of the Poland Soccer Fields. Melanie Jones coordinated the project. ARK members from left are: Jenna Timko, Lauren Perchak, Hannah Balash, Audrey Kali and Mary Zeno. The ARK girls and youth soccer members beautified the area with small trees and plants.

Holy Family School’s Acts of Random Kindness group received a ...

Holy Family School’s Acts of Random Kindness group received a generous donation from Catholic Slovak Women’s Association to landscape the entrances of the Poland Soccer Fields. Melanie Jones coordinated the project. ARK members from left ...


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At the Garden Forum Flower show, which took place recently at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Dolly Vivalo won a National Garden Club honor for this Petite Award Design. The show was presented by the Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown.

At the Garden Forum Flower show, which took place recently ...

At the Garden Forum Flower show, which took place recently at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Dolly Vivalo won a National Garden Club honor for this Petite Award Design. The show was presented by the Garden Forum ...


Jessica E. Powers and Gary L. Knittle

Jessica E. Powers and Gary L. Knittle

Jessica E. Powers and Gary L. Knittle


Shannon M. O'Hara and Joseph L. Seifert

Shannon M. O'Hara and Joseph L. Seifert

Shannon M. O'Hara and Joseph L. Seifert


Craig Lutsi and Lindsay Drews

Craig Lutsi and Lindsay Drews

Craig Lutsi and Lindsay Drews


Stephanie Gasper and Zakary Raynish

Stephanie Gasper and Zakary Raynish

Stephanie Gasper and Zakary Raynish


Michael McAllister and Gina Sahli

Michael McAllister and Gina Sahli

Michael McAllister and Gina Sahli


Christopher N. Losnegard and Ericka M. Thomas

Christopher N. Losnegard and Ericka M. Thomas

Christopher N. Losnegard and Ericka M. Thomas


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The Boardman Lions recently donated three 26-inch Huffy Cruiser bicycles and three helmets to the Beatitude House, 287 Lora Ave., Youngstown. The bikes are kept on site and assigned to children there to ride in the neighborhood. The Beatitude House also teaches the new owners about bicycle safety. Pictured left to right are: Anna Grzebieniak, child advocate; Sister Mary Alice Koval, education director; Terry Shears, Boardman Lions president; and Lee Ward, Boardman Lions member. The donation is the latest by the Lions, who have also contributed to the Boardman Township Fire Dept., the Linus Project, Coats for Kids, Fourth-Grade Foresters’ Arbor Day Project, landscaping of the “Welcome to Boardman” signs on Route 224 and Market Street, and vision testing and medical visits for those in need who qualify.

The Boardman Lions recently donated three 26-inch Huffy Cruiser bicycles ...

The Boardman Lions recently donated three 26-inch Huffy Cruiser bicycles and three helmets to the Beatitude House, 287 Lora Ave., Youngstown. The bikes are kept on site and assigned to children there to ride in ...


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Mahoning Valley Scrappers catcher Jeremy Lucas (32) waits for Jamestown Jammers baserunner Anthony Gomez at the plate during Thursday’s New York-Penn League baseball game at Eastwood Field in Niles. Gomez was out, but the Jammers got the 6-2 win.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers catcher Jeremy Lucas (32) waits for Jamestown ...

Mahoning Valley Scrappers catcher Jeremy Lucas (32) waits for Jamestown Jammers baserunner Anthony Gomez at the plate during Thursday’s New York-Penn League baseball game at Eastwood Field in Niles. Gomez was out, but the Jammers ...


Miami small forward LeBron James and the Heat were crowned the 2012 NBA champions after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, in Game 5 on Thursday in Miami. The Heat took the series 4-1. It is the first title for James.

Miami small forward LeBron James and the Heat were crowned ...

Miami small forward LeBron James and the Heat were crowned the 2012 NBA champions after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, in Game 5 on Thursday in Miami. The Heat took the series 4-1. It ...


Janet Stone purchased the house at 9182 Youngstown-Salem Road in Canfield with plans to convert it to a transitional women’s center called Debbie’s House. While Stone and dozens of volunteers from local churches continue to get the house ready for residents, community members are invited to visit from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday for an open house.

Janet Stone purchased the house at 9182 Youngstown-Salem Road in ...

Janet Stone purchased the house at 9182 Youngstown-Salem Road in Canfield with plans to convert it to a transitional women’s center called Debbie’s House. While Stone and dozens of volunteers from local churches continue to ...


A reception is planned today at the Poland Library branch for Carlton Sears, who retires in July as director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. He has served as director for 15 years and has orchestrated many upgrades to the 16-branch library system.

A reception is planned today at the Poland Library branch ...

A reception is planned today at the Poland Library branch for Carlton Sears, who retires in July as director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. He has served as director for 15 ...


The helmet of Salem’s Matt Schuster (60), a member of the Mahoning/Columbiana All-Star team, comes off as he flattens Trumbull All-Star Zack Wilson of Howland to allow Mahoning teammate Nick Williams (1) of Fitch
to score a touchdown during the Jack Arvin All-Star Football Classic on Thursday at Girard’s Arrowhead Stadium.
Mahoning defeated Trumbull, 28-7.

The helmet of Salem’s Matt Schuster (60), a member of ...

The helmet of Salem’s Matt Schuster (60), a member of the Mahoning/Columbiana All-Star team, comes off as he flattens Trumbull All-Star Zack Wilson of Howland to allow Mahoning teammate Nick Williams (1) of Fitch to ...


Boardman police officer John Gocala Jr. helps Brianna Hall, 8, of Boardman hold the “Flame of Hope” — the
Special Olympics torch — during the 2012 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday. The run traveled
about three miles south on Market Street with stops at Meshel MASCO workshop, Davis Family YMCA and the
Boardman police station.

Boardman police officer John Gocala Jr. helps Brianna Hall, 8, ...

Boardman police officer John Gocala Jr. helps Brianna Hall, 8, of Boardman hold the “Flame of Hope” — the Special Olympics torch — during the 2012 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday. The run ...


The Holborn Herb Growers Guild Garden Tea Party is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. July 8 at Western Reserve Village in the Canfield Fairgrounds (Use Gate 5). Participants can tour the historic buildings, sample herbal teas and delicacies, and enter a hat contest. Features of the day will include demonstrations of herbs and herbs for sale. A teacup and saucer will be available to take home. Children are encouraged to take their favorite doll. Tickets are available by advance sale only. Call 330-718-2013 or 330-533-3802. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Preparing for the annual event are, from left to right, Yvonne Ford, Sue Petrollini and Johanne Edel.

The Holborn Herb Growers Guild Garden Tea Party is scheduled ...

The Holborn Herb Growers Guild Garden Tea Party is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. July 8 at Western Reserve Village in the Canfield Fairgrounds (Use Gate 5). Participants can tour the historic buildings, sample ...


Kent State players wait in the dugout as heavy rain drenches the field before their College World Series
elimination baseball game against South Carolina on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. The game was postponed
until noon today.

Kent State players wait in the dugout as heavy rain ...

Kent State players wait in the dugout as heavy rain drenches the field before their College World Series elimination baseball game against South Carolina on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. The game was postponed until noon ...


Jamestown Jammers shortstop Anthony Gomez (9) prepares to throw to first base to complete the double play after forcing out Mahoning Valley Scrappers baserunner Joseph Wendle (13) during Wednesday’s New York-Penn League game at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Scrappers won 2-1 in the 11th inning when Wendle was walked in by Jammers relief pitcher Bryan Berglund.

Jamestown Jammers shortstop Anthony Gomez (9) prepares to throw to ...

Jamestown Jammers shortstop Anthony Gomez (9) prepares to throw to first base to complete the double play after forcing out Mahoning Valley Scrappers baserunner Joseph Wendle (13) during Wednesday’s New York-Penn League game at Eastwood ...


Dominic Hurd, 2, has macaroni and cheese at Woodside Elementary School in the Austintown School District on
Wednesday.

Dominic Hurd, 2, has macaroni and cheese at Woodside Elementary ...

Dominic Hurd, 2, has macaroni and cheese at Woodside Elementary School in the Austintown School District on Wednesday.


Irene Adkins, mother of murder victim Brandon Adkins, sits silently in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court as sentences are handed down to her son’s teen killers. In a prepared statement to the court, she said she offered
prayers for the convicted boys and their families.

Irene Adkins, mother of murder victim Brandon Adkins, sits silently ...

Irene Adkins, mother of murder victim Brandon Adkins, sits silently in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court as sentences are handed down to her son’s teen killers. In a prepared statement to the court, she said ...


Matthew F. Cramer and Allison K. Vodilko

Matthew F. Cramer and Allison K. Vodilko

Matthew F. Cramer and Allison K. Vodilko


TOPSoccer is a community-based soccer program designed to meet the needs of athletes ages 8 and older with physical and/or mental disabilities. The kids play on real soccer fields with real goals, coaches, referees and rules. There are accommodations for the players in wheelchairs, players with assisting devices, players who may have trouble moving around the field and understanding all the strategies, and players who just need the game slowed down. In its ninth year, TOPSoccer is looking for more players. Sign-ups will be extended through June. For more information or to sign up a new player contact Melissa McDermott at 330-984-6620 as soon as possible.

TOPSoccer is a community-based soccer program designed to meet the ...

TOPSoccer is a community-based soccer program designed to meet the needs of athletes ages 8 and older with physical and/or mental disabilities. The kids play on real soccer fields with real goals, coaches, referees and ...


Andrew K. Opperman and Amber M. Kay

Andrew K. Opperman and Amber M. Kay

Andrew K. Opperman and Amber M. Kay


Katie Maruskin and Carl Christian

Katie Maruskin and Carl Christian

Katie Maruskin and Carl Christian


Lauren Susany and Ron Gerberry Jr.

Lauren Susany and Ron Gerberry Jr.

Lauren Susany and Ron Gerberry Jr.


Co-Manager of the Church Hill Commons Giant Eagle, Scott Renzenbrick.

Co-Manager of the Church Hill Commons Giant Eagle, Scott Renzenbrick.

Co-Manager of the Church Hill Commons Giant Eagle, Scott Renzenbrick.


Colleen Boyle of Youngstown cuts out a leaf she has pressed into clay that will be a decoration on her “green man” wall hanging. Boyle was among students who attended a workshop Tuesday at the D.D. and Velma Davis
Education & Visitor Center at Mill Creek MetroParks.

Colleen Boyle of Youngstown cuts out a leaf she has ...

Colleen Boyle of Youngstown cuts out a leaf she has pressed into clay that will be a decoration on her “green man” wall hanging. Boyle was among students who attended a workshop Tuesday at the ...


“All-Star Sweetie” Marlena Timmerman, 17, of Austintown takes a water break from practice for the Special Olympics. Timmerman will compete in the 100-meter dash and with the softball team.

“All-Star Sweetie” Marlena Timmerman, 17, of Austintown takes a water ...

“All-Star Sweetie” Marlena Timmerman, 17, of Austintown takes a water break from practice for the Special Olympics. Timmerman will compete in the 100-meter dash and with the softball team.


Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Ted Kubiak #26 takes questions from members of the local media at Eastwood Field on Saturday afternoon.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Ted Kubiak #26 takes questions from ...

Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Ted Kubiak #26 takes questions from members of the local media at Eastwood Field on Saturday afternoon.


Dr. Doran M. Duke, left, and his mother, Mary Duke, executive director of Teen Straight Talk in Vienna, show off a collage of photos of a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, where they brought several hundred pounds of shoes and clothing to the impoverished people there.

Dr. Doran M. Duke, left, and his mother, Mary Duke, ...

Dr. Doran M. Duke, left, and his mother, Mary Duke, executive director of Teen Straight Talk in Vienna, show off a collage of photos of a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, where they brought ...


People enjoy themselves at Lake Milton State Park to beat the heat as temperatures rose to the 90s Tuesday. Summer officially starts at 7:09 p.m. today.

People enjoy themselves at Lake Milton State Park to beat ...

People enjoy themselves at Lake Milton State Park to beat the heat as temperatures rose to the 90s Tuesday. Summer officially starts at 7:09 p.m. today.


The 19th Annual Golf Outing for Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, which was June 4 at Trumbull Country Club, successfully raised money for NOAS and the Barbara Lewis Roberts Foundation, which supports the mission of the specialized adoption agency. From left are Hank and Sherry Paloci, former area residents who come up each year from Fort Myers, Fla., to form a foursome with Carole and Carter Lewis, right, of Howland, event chairs. This year’s outing drew a record turnout of 124 golfers.

The 19th Annual Golf Outing for Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, ...

The 19th Annual Golf Outing for Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, which was June 4 at Trumbull Country Club, successfully raised money for NOAS and the Barbara Lewis Roberts Foundation, which supports the mission of the ...


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The Rotary Club of Salem, the Salem Public Library, St. Paul’s School students and the SCH Charitable Foundation have teamed up to provide a more comforting, healing environment for area residents receiving cancer treatment at Salem Community Hospital. The Salem Rotary Cares Project will provide entertainment for patients as they undergo chemotherapy treatments, which last several hours and may have unpleasant side effects. As a result of the project, patients can now watch movies and listen to music or audio books to keep their minds off the treatments. Contributions are welcome. For information call the SCH Charitable Foundation at 330-337-2883. On hand for the Salem Rotary Cares Project donation to Salem Community Hospital were (seated, left to right) LuAnn Haddad, SCH vice president of institutional advancement; Wavelene Arnold, SCH employee; and Dr. Zoraida Mendez, SCH medical director of oncology; and (standing, left to right) Matt Butts, president of Salem Rotary Club; Brad Stephens, executive director of the Salem Public Library; Dr. Peter Apicella, SCH director of medical imaging; and Steve Ruwoldt, SCH president and CEO.

The Rotary Club of Salem, the Salem Public Library, St. ...

The Rotary Club of Salem, the Salem Public Library, St. Paul’s School students and the SCH Charitable Foundation have teamed up to provide a more comforting, healing environment for area residents receiving cancer treatment at ...


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Jeremy Lester and Arielle Mincher

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Emily C. Strohmeyer and Joseph D. Datchuk

Emily C. Strohmeyer and Joseph D. Datchuk

Emily C. Strohmeyer and Joseph D. Datchuk


Matt Peck chips out of the rough outside the fairway during the third qualifier for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament Monday at Salem Golf Club in Salem. The top two golfers in each division — boys U-17, girls U-17 and boys U-14 — advanced to the championship set for July 21 at Trumbull County Club.

Matt Peck chips out of the rough outside the fairway ...

Matt Peck chips out of the rough outside the fairway during the third qualifier for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament Monday at Salem Golf Club in Salem. The top two golfers in ...


Canfield’s Gina Mancini leads off of second base during Monday’s Mahoning-Trumbull All-Star games at
Candlelite Knolls in Bazetta Township. In the second game, Mancini was one of three players to catch for both
teams.

Canfield’s Gina Mancini leads off of second base during Monday’s ...

Canfield’s Gina Mancini leads off of second base during Monday’s Mahoning-Trumbull All-Star games at Candlelite Knolls in Bazetta Township. In the second game, Mancini was one of three players to catch for both teams.


Jon Kovach of the Madcap Puppet Theatre works with Gabbi Pantaleo, 10, of Boardman, on Monday during a performance of “Rumpelstiltskin” at the Boardman Library.

Jon Kovach of the Madcap Puppet Theatre works with Gabbi ...

Jon Kovach of the Madcap Puppet Theatre works with Gabbi Pantaleo, 10, of Boardman, on Monday during a performance of “Rumpelstiltskin” at the Boardman Library.


Warren Law Director Greg Hicks, right, on Monday said he thanks the Ohio Attorney General’s office for conducting the yearlong investigation into massage parlors’ activities in the city and thanked the public for “being patient” while a thorough investigation was conducted. With him is Al Bansky of the attorney general’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.

Warren Law Director Greg Hicks, right, on Monday said he ...

Warren Law Director Greg Hicks, right, on Monday said he thanks the Ohio Attorney General’s office for conducting the yearlong investigation into massage parlors’ activities in the city and thanked the public for “being patient” ...


Annie Hall stands outside on the loading platform of the Gleaners Food Bank on Pyatt Street. Gleaners distributes food to the community every Tuesday from the South Side location. Hall has been volunteering there for years.

Annie Hall stands outside on the loading platform of the ...

Annie Hall stands outside on the loading platform of the Gleaners Food Bank on Pyatt Street. Gleaners distributes food to the community every Tuesday from the South Side location. Hall has been volunteering there for ...


President Barack Obama presents rock legend Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom on May 29 at the White House.

President Barack Obama presents rock legend Bob Dylan with a ...

President Barack Obama presents rock legend Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom on May 29 at the White House.


Twin brothers Brycen and Brayden Mahone, 5, of Youngstown hold their re-election sign at the rally for President Barack Obama and voter-registration drive at the former Mr. Paul’s Bakery at Glenwood and Parkview avenues in Youngstown. The event, sponsored by 1911 United, which consists of current and former members of Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi fraternities, took place Sunday afternoon. Below, Jermal Giles, 22, a member of 1911 United and Omega Psi Phi, performs for the crowd.

Twin brothers Brycen and Brayden Mahone, 5, of Youngstown hold ...

Twin brothers Brycen and Brayden Mahone, 5, of Youngstown hold their re-election sign at the rally for President Barack Obama and voter-registration drive at the former Mr. Paul’s Bakery at Glenwood and Parkview avenues in ...


The Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, center, is congratulated by teammates Garrett Jones, left, and Casey McGehee
after hitting a threerun home run off Indians starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez in the fourth inning Sunday.

The Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, center, is congratulated by teammates Garrett ...

The Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, center, is congratulated by teammates Garrett Jones, left, and Casey McGehee after hitting a threerun home run off Indians starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez in the fourth inning Sunday.


Webb Simpson smiles as he holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Webb Simpson smiles as he holds up the trophy after ...

Webb Simpson smiles as he holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.


Chief Robert Floor, a 30-year veteran of the Salem Police Department, recently announced his retirement 
effective Feb. 1. Among his accomplishments, Floor said he is proud to have upgraded and modernized the department’s computer system and, along with the department’s administrative lieutenant, to have brought evidence procedures up to date.

Chief Robert Floor, a 30-year veteran of the Salem Police ...

Chief Robert Floor, a 30-year veteran of the Salem Police Department, recently announced his retirement effective Feb. 1. Among his accomplishments, Floor said he is proud to have upgraded and modernized the department’s computer system ...


Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles during a campaign stop at Mapleside Farms on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Brunswick, Ohio.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles during ...

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles during a campaign stop at Mapleside Farms on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Brunswick, Ohio.


Youngstown’s Dennis Miller watches his shot during Round 2 of the U.S. Open on Friday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Miller, who is golf director at Mill Creek, missed the cut after finishing 12 over for the day and 22 over for the tournament.

Youngstown’s Dennis Miller watches his shot during Round 2 of ...

Youngstown’s Dennis Miller watches his shot during Round 2 of the U.S. Open on Friday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Miller, who is golf director at Mill Creek, missed the cut after finishing ...


Billy St. Germaine and Amy Algeo

Billy St. Germaine and Amy Algeo

Billy St. Germaine and Amy Algeo


Jesse Stamm and Jaemi Adams

Jesse Stamm and Jaemi Adams

Jesse Stamm and Jaemi Adams


Landaeshia

Landaeshia

Landaeshia


Kelsey Beard and Patrick Smith

Kelsey Beard and Patrick Smith

Kelsey Beard and Patrick Smith


Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wolford

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wolford

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wolford


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cutlip

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cutlip

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cutlip


Brett Roe and Courtney Morningstar

Brett Roe and Courtney Morningstar

Brett Roe and Courtney Morningstar


Jessica Hurd and Joe Meyer

Jessica Hurd and Joe Meyer

Jessica Hurd and Joe Meyer


Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Sobota

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Sobota

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Sobota


Mr. and Mrs. Ron Layko Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Layko Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Layko Sr.


Mr. and Mrs. John Yohman

Mr. and Mrs. John Yohman

Mr. and Mrs. John Yohman


Jeanne Antol Watson, left, past president of Youngstown Lions Club, is chairwoman of the club’s 51st Annual Turtle Derby. She is with Parker McHenry, center, and Lions 
President Brian Hughes. The derby is set for 6:30 p.m. June 25 at the Lowellville Car Show downtown. The event includes food, music, prizes, a basket auction, 50/50 drawing and games and face painting for children. The money from the derby goes back to the community. This year the Lions gave money to the Alzheimer’s Association, Boy Scouts, Beatitude House, Easter Seals and many more charities. As a fundraiser for the derby, the Karaoke Gong Show Contest is back for the second year and will take place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight June 23 at the Pink Elephant, 6135 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Registration begins at 7:30, and awards will be given at 11 p.m.

Jeanne Antol Watson, left, past president of Youngstown Lions Club, ...

Jeanne Antol Watson, left, past president of Youngstown Lions Club, is chairwoman of the club’s 51st Annual Turtle Derby. She is with Parker McHenry, center, and Lions President Brian Hughes. The derby is set for ...


Raymond C. Manofsky Jr. and Nicole L. Biblis

Raymond C. Manofsky Jr. and Nicole L. Biblis

Raymond C. Manofsky Jr. and Nicole L. Biblis


Thomas M. Tomidajewicz and Venice V. Pryjma

Thomas M. Tomidajewicz and Venice V. Pryjma

Thomas M. Tomidajewicz and Venice V. Pryjma


Mr. and Mrs. Tony Williott

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Williott

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Williott


Amy R. Pezzuolo and Jeffrey D. Donston

Amy R. Pezzuolo and Jeffrey D. Donston

Amy R. Pezzuolo and Jeffrey D. Donston


Zarlenga

Zarlenga

Zarlenga


Surrounded by friends and family, Earla Smith sits on a tractor at his farm during a recent celebration staged in honor of the 104-year-old.

Surrounded by friends and family, Earla Smith sits on a ...

Surrounded by friends and family, Earla Smith sits on a tractor at his farm during a recent celebration staged in honor of the 104-year-old.


Sophie Herschmeyer, 6 of Youngstown, decorates a wreath Thursday during the Sobotka Polish Summer Solstice Celebration at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Traditional stories indicate that women released wreaths on the river as a way to help them find a suitor.

Sophie Herschmeyer, 6 of Youngstown, decorates a wreath Thursday during ...

Sophie Herschmeyer, 6 of Youngstown, decorates a wreath Thursday during the Sobotka Polish Summer Solstice Celebration at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Traditional stories indicate that women released wreaths on the river as a way to help ...


Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh dunks the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka defends during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
in Oklahoma City. Bosh, who was back in the starting lineup for the first time since returning from an
abdominal injury, scored 16 points, to help lift the Heat over the Thunder, 100-96, and tie the series 1-1.

Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh dunks the ball as ...

Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh dunks the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka defends during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday at the Chesapeake Energy ...


John Beshara, who was appointed Youngstown State University police chief last February, talks about some of
his ideas for the university police force. Beshara, 44, a cancer survivor, plans to begin a police bicycle unit at
YSU within the next few weeks.

John Beshara, who was appointed Youngstown State University police chief ...

John Beshara, who was appointed Youngstown State University police chief last February, talks about some of his ideas for the university police force. Beshara, 44, a cancer survivor, plans to begin a police bicycle unit ...


Pallbearers carry the coffin of Warren firefighter Marc Titus into the W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren. Bugler Garey Watson, top, played taps during the funeral Thursday. Titus, 46, of Cortland, died a week ago in a motorcycle crash on state Route 11 near the King-Graves Road overpass.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Warren firefighter Marc Titus into ...

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Warren firefighter Marc Titus into the W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren. Bugler Garey Watson, top, played taps during the funeral Thursday. Titus, 46, of Cortland, died a week ago ...


Dennis Miller gets his driver during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dennis Miller gets his driver during the first round of ...

Dennis Miller gets his driver during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


Dennis Miller hits out of the rough on the first hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller hits out of the rough on the first ...

Dennis Miller hits out of the rough on the first hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben ...


Dennis Miller walks off the first green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller walks off the first green during the first ...

Dennis Miller walks off the first green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller hits a drive during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dennis Miller hits a drive during the first round of ...

Dennis Miller hits a drive during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


Dennis Miller reacts to a drive on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller reacts to a drive on the second hole ...

Dennis Miller reacts to a drive on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open ...

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open ...

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open ...

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller hits a drive on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller hits a drive on the second hole during ...

Dennis Miller hits a drive on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open ...

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Dennis Miller hits out of a bunker during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dennis Miller hits out of a bunker during the first ...

Dennis Miller hits out of a bunker during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open ...

Dennis Miller during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Katina Krings and Michael Ciccone

Katina Krings and Michael Ciccone

Katina Krings and Michael Ciccone


Mary K. Krygowski and Michael D. Homer

Mary K. Krygowski and Michael D. Homer

Mary K. Krygowski and Michael D. Homer


Rob Ginocchi was putting together the train Santa left for his son Pierson on Christmas morning 2011 when this picture was taken. They are from Girard. Photo sent in by Adriana Ginocchi.

Rob Ginocchi was putting together the train Santa left for ...

Rob Ginocchi was putting together the train Santa left for his son Pierson on Christmas morning 2011 when this picture was taken. They are from Girard. Photo sent in by Adriana Ginocchi.


Tony Perry walks along the beach with his son Anthony. They live in Salem. Photo sent in by Allyson Perry.

Tony Perry walks along the beach with his son Anthony. ...

Tony Perry walks along the beach with his son Anthony. They live in Salem. Photo sent in by Allyson Perry.


Ron Craig, owner of Western Reserve Flag Co. on Stadium Drive, sells only American-made flags. Today is Flag Day.

Ron Craig, owner of Western Reserve Flag Co. on Stadium ...

Ron Craig, owner of Western Reserve Flag Co. on Stadium Drive, sells only American-made flags. Today is Flag Day.


Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison (4) shoots against the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the NBA finals Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison (4) shoots against ...

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison (4) shoots against the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the NBA finals Tuesday in Oklahoma City.


Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the second hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Wednesday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the second ...

Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the second hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Wednesday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.


Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day of his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives ...

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day of his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years at the ...


Shoppers walk through the South Shore Mall in Braintree, Mass. U.S. retail sales declined in April and May, pulled down by a sharp drop in gas prices.

Shoppers walk through the South Shore Mall in Braintree, Mass. ...

Shoppers walk through the South Shore Mall in Braintree, Mass. U.S. retail sales declined in April and May, pulled down by a sharp drop in gas prices.


Fourth-grader Jordan Solmen broke the accelerated reading program record at Stadium Drive Elementary
School in Boardman. In the program, students throughout the school read a book of their choosing and then
spend about five minutes taking a reading comprehension test that is worth a certain number of points, depending on the length and level of difficulty of the book. Jordan earned 824 points by the program’s June 4 end date, beating the record by 2 points.

Fourth-grader Jordan Solmen broke the accelerated reading program record at ...

Fourth-grader Jordan Solmen broke the accelerated reading program record at Stadium Drive Elementary School in Boardman. In the program, students throughout the school read a book of their choosing and then spend about five minutes ...


Mike Daugherty, left, and Ernie Avery of Avery Painting, spruce up a home in the city’s 7th Ward under Paint Youngstown, a city program that pays for minor repairs to homes that are facing code violations.

Mike Daugherty, left, and Ernie Avery of Avery Painting, spruce ...

Mike Daugherty, left, and Ernie Avery of Avery Painting, spruce up a home in the city’s 7th Ward under Paint Youngstown, a city program that pays for minor repairs to homes that are facing code ...


Here are Joseph Herubin, center, with his sons Joey, left, and Mark Herubin, who now have sons of their own. Photo submitted by Bella Herubin.

Here are Joseph Herubin, center, with his sons Joey, left, ...

Here are Joseph Herubin, center, with his sons Joey, left, and Mark Herubin, who now have sons of their own. Photo submitted by Bella Herubin.


John Puskar of Canfield submitted this photo.

John Puskar of Canfield submitted this photo.

John Puskar of Canfield submitted this photo.


Mark Smith and his son Stephen, both of Boardman, enjoy swim lessons at the YMCA in Boardman. Photo sent in by Christina Smith.

Mark Smith and his son Stephen, both of Boardman, enjoy ...

Mark Smith and his son Stephen, both of Boardman, enjoy swim lessons at the YMCA in Boardman. Photo sent in by Christina Smith.


Justin Simerlink and his son Colin, both of Poland, share a pancake breakfast before the Memorial Day parade. From what he eats to what he wears, Colin always wants to be just like Daddy.

Justin Simerlink and his son Colin, both of Poland, share ...

Justin Simerlink and his son Colin, both of Poland, share a pancake breakfast before the Memorial Day parade. From what he eats to what he wears, Colin always wants to be just like Daddy.


Tyler Platt and his dad, Mike Platt, both from Niles, share a love of baseball and the Scrappers.

Tyler Platt and his dad, Mike Platt, both from Niles, ...

Tyler Platt and his dad, Mike Platt, both from Niles, share a love of baseball and the Scrappers.


Randy Hovanec and his son Austyn rest after a tough day. They are from North Jackson. Photo submitted by Kelly Hovanec.

Randy Hovanec and his son Austyn rest after a tough ...

Randy Hovanec and his son Austyn rest after a tough day. They are from North Jackson. Photo submitted by Kelly Hovanec.


Joey Herubin and son Max, both of Canfield, show their Indians pride. Photo sent in by Bella Herubin.

Joey Herubin and son Max, both of Canfield, show their ...

Joey Herubin and son Max, both of Canfield, show their Indians pride. Photo sent in by Bella Herubin.


Randy Hovanec shares a moment with his son Dylan. Both are from North Jackson. Photo sent in by Kelly Hovanec.

Randy Hovanec shares a moment with his son Dylan. Both ...

Randy Hovanec shares a moment with his son Dylan. Both are from North Jackson. Photo sent in by Kelly Hovanec.


James Babb, left, of Detroit, hangs out at Belle Isle in Michigan on spring break of this year with Ryan Babb of Boardman.

James Babb, left, of Detroit, hangs out at Belle Isle ...

James Babb, left, of Detroit, hangs out at Belle Isle in Michigan on spring break of this year with Ryan Babb of Boardman.


Col. Don F. Warrick of the Air Force Reserve holds his son, Crawford Warrick, who was 4 when this photo was taken. They are from Youngstown.

Col. Don F. Warrick of the Air Force Reserve holds ...

Col. Don F. Warrick of the Air Force Reserve holds his son, Crawford Warrick, who was 4 when this photo was taken. They are from Youngstown.


The grin gets passed down to the next generation! Here are Stephen La Magna Sr. and Stephen La Magna Jr. Photo sent in by Melissa La Magna.

The grin gets passed down to the next generation! Here ...

The grin gets passed down to the next generation! Here are Stephen La Magna Sr. and Stephen La Magna Jr. Photo sent in by Melissa La Magna.


Tony Marzullo of Youngstown is our contest winner. He searched until he found this picture of himself horsing around with his son, Anthony. 
According to Anthony’s mom, Cindy, the night the two guys found out they were winners of the contest prize — a $100 gift package from the Mahoning Valley Scrappers — there was a serving of “high fives” at the dinner table. The father and son duo are “two peas in a pod who go everywhere together. Anthony is his daddy’s ‘Mini-Me.’”
The pair are already planning their special boys’ night out. And, from the sound of it, the jury is still out as to whether or not Mom will be included.
Congratulations
Tony and Anthony!

Tony Marzullo of Youngstown is our contest winner. He searched ...

Tony Marzullo of Youngstown is our contest winner. He searched until he found this picture of himself horsing around with his son, Anthony. According to Anthony’s mom, Cindy, the night the two guys found out ...


This photo was taken for the first Father's Day for this father and son. Curtis Tharp lovingly holds Joshua Eli Tharp, both of Columbiana. Photo sent in by Tawny Templin.

This photo was taken for the first Father's Day for ...

This photo was taken for the first Father's Day for this father and son. Curtis Tharp lovingly holds Joshua Eli Tharp, both of Columbiana. Photo sent in by Tawny Templin.


Booker Newberry IV and his son Booker Newberry V enjoy some time together. They're both from Youngstown.

Booker Newberry IV and his son Booker Newberry V enjoy ...

Booker Newberry IV and his son Booker Newberry V enjoy some time together. They're both from Youngstown.


Cheryl Smith of Canfield sent in this photo of a father and son's first fishing trip. Shown are James of Canfield and his son Jeffrey of Boardman.

Cheryl Smith of Canfield sent in this photo of a ...

Cheryl Smith of Canfield sent in this photo of a father and son's first fishing trip. Shown are James of Canfield and his son Jeffrey of Boardman.


Samuel and Samantha Mazzupappa enjoy a dance.

Samuel and Samantha Mazzupappa enjoy a dance.

Samuel and Samantha Mazzupappa enjoy a dance.


"Papa Bill Valentino, you were king of the Campbell Memorial Alumni Prom and you are our king yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever!" The sentiment and photo were sent in by daughters Stephanie, Angela and Amanda, and grandsons Kevin, Anthony, Vas and Alex.

"Papa Bill Valentino, you were king of the Campbell Memorial ...

"Papa Bill Valentino, you were king of the Campbell Memorial Alumni Prom and you are our king yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever!" The sentiment and photo were sent in by daughters Stephanie, Angela and Amanda, ...


Nick and Nico Gentile of Salem enjoy Nico's first trip to the beach during the recent warm weather. Photo sent in by Andrea Gentile.

Nick and Nico Gentile of Salem enjoy Nico's first trip ...

Nick and Nico Gentile of Salem enjoy Nico's first trip to the beach during the recent warm weather. Photo sent in by Andrea Gentile.


A proud Jim Lipjanic poses with his son, 4-year-old Jimmy Lipjanic, at Jimmy's pre-kindergarten graduation. They are from Boardman.

A proud Jim Lipjanic poses with his son, 4-year-old Jimmy ...

A proud Jim Lipjanic poses with his son, 4-year-old Jimmy Lipjanic, at Jimmy's pre-kindergarten graduation. They are from Boardman.


Mar Kirk of Youngstown sent in this photo and wrote, "Here is an attached photo of my grown son and his two young sons.'

Mar Kirk of Youngstown sent in this photo and wrote, ...

Mar Kirk of Youngstown sent in this photo and wrote, "Here is an attached photo of my grown son and his two young sons.'


Mark Herubin has some bonding time with son Mason. They're from Canfield. Photo sent in by Bella Herubin.

Mark Herubin has some bonding time with son Mason. They're ...

Mark Herubin has some bonding time with son Mason. They're from Canfield. Photo sent in by Bella Herubin.


Ronald Casey Jr. stands with his sons Ronald Casey III, Donavan Casey and Jalen Casey. All are from Youngstown.

Ronald Casey Jr. stands with his sons Ronald Casey III, ...

Ronald Casey Jr. stands with his sons Ronald Casey III, Donavan Casey and Jalen Casey. All are from Youngstown.


Doug Burns gets some mower help from Owen Burns.

Doug Burns gets some mower help from Owen Burns.

Doug Burns gets some mower help from Owen Burns.


Adam Hanley catches a nap with his son, Jack Warren Hanley, who was born Feb. 23. They are originally from Girard and live in New Albany, Ohio. Photo submitted by Stefanie Hanley.

Adam Hanley catches a nap with his son, Jack Warren ...

Adam Hanley catches a nap with his son, Jack Warren Hanley, who was born Feb. 23. They are originally from Girard and live in New Albany, Ohio. Photo submitted by Stefanie Hanley.


Robert Dripps of Lake Milton smiles with his dad, James Dripps of Girard.

Robert Dripps of Lake Milton smiles with his dad, James ...

Robert Dripps of Lake Milton smiles with his dad, James Dripps of Girard.


Fara C. Winlock has her father, Fred C. Winlock, wrapped around her little finger. They are from Youngstown.

Fara C. Winlock has her father, Fred C. Winlock, wrapped ...

Fara C. Winlock has her father, Fred C. Winlock, wrapped around her little finger. They are from Youngstown.


Michael J. Dunn sent in this photo of him and his son Michael W. Dunn.

Michael J. Dunn sent in this photo of him and ...

Michael J. Dunn sent in this photo of him and his son Michael W. Dunn.


Tariq H. Truman of Youngstown gives a proud thumbs-up to his father, David A. Truman of Youngstown, left, and his grandfather (whom he calls Papa), David M. Truman of Boardman. Photo sent in by David M. Truman.

Tariq H. Truman of Youngstown gives a proud thumbs-up to ...

Tariq H. Truman of Youngstown gives a proud thumbs-up to his father, David A. Truman of Youngstown, left, and his grandfather (whom he calls Papa), David M. Truman of Boardman. Photo sent in by David ...


That'll be a great shot! Julian Cordova gives his son Nate a little boost. They are from Canfield. Photo submitted by Evelyn Cordova.

That'll be a great shot! Julian Cordova gives his son ...

That'll be a great shot! Julian Cordova gives his son Nate a little boost. They are from Canfield. Photo submitted by Evelyn Cordova.


The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance presented a check for $4,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley BackPack program during a luncheon May 29 at the Upstairs Restaurant in Austintown. The proceeds came from the alliance’s Annual Charity Fashion show in February. The BackPack program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are filled with child-friendly, nonperishable, easily consumed, vitamin-fortified food. Second Harvest Food Bank serves more than 375 children in the program. To host a food drive call 330-792-5522. From left are Paula Jakubek, immediate past president of the alliance; Michele Duffett, president; and Becky Miller and Shirley Matula of Second Harvest.

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance presented a check for ...

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance presented a check for $4,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley BackPack program during a luncheon May 29 at the Upstairs Restaurant in Austintown. The proceeds ...


To raise money for accident victim Alissa Boyle, professional truck driver Earl Evans of Canfield, above, will attempt a 1,000-mile, 24-hour endurance motorcycle ride. M.E. Evans Trucking will pay all expenses for the ride, and 100 percent of the donations will go to Boyle. On Feb. 21 Boyle, of Salem, suffered a spinal cord injury, leaving her unable to walk. Sponsors may pledge by the mile or donate any set amount. The ride will begin in Canfield on a day in late June to be determined by the weather. Donations to Alissa Boyle Benefit can be made at any Farmer’s National Bank Branch.

To raise money for accident victim Alissa Boyle, professional truck ...

To raise money for accident victim Alissa Boyle, professional truck driver Earl Evans of Canfield, above, will attempt a 1,000-mile, 24-hour endurance motorcycle ride. M.E. Evans Trucking will pay all expenses for the ride, and ...


A man identified as Dion Weatherspoon, was found shot to death in the 200 block of Hilton Avenue on the city's South Side late this morning.

A man identified as Dion Weatherspoon, was found shot to ...

A man identified as Dion Weatherspoon, was found shot to death in the 200 block of Hilton Avenue on the city's South Side late this morning.


Trax’s tropical themed patio is a fresh change of scenery.

Trax’s tropical themed patio is a fresh change of scenery.

Trax’s tropical themed patio is a fresh change of scenery.


Trax's Buffalo Chicken Salad.

Trax's Buffalo Chicken Salad.

Trax's Buffalo Chicken Salad.


Nathan Wilson, 6, left, and Andrei Wilder, 7, play a game during summer camp in Roosevelt Park in Campbell. Tuesday was the first day of the camp, which is open to kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Nathan Wilson, 6, left, and Andrei Wilder, 7, play a ...

Nathan Wilson, 6, left, and Andrei Wilder, 7, play a game during summer camp in Roosevelt Park in Campbell. Tuesday was the first day of the camp, which is open to kids in kindergarten through ...


David DeCastro

David DeCastro

David DeCastro


Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) is defended by Heat power forward Udonis Haslem during Tuesday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) is defended by Heat ...

Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) is defended by Heat power forward Udonis Haslem during Tuesday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla.


Mill Creek club pro Dennis Miller is in San Francisco preparing for Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open.

Mill Creek club pro Dennis Miller is in San Francisco ...

Mill Creek club pro Dennis Miller is in San Francisco preparing for Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open.


A crowd of more than 80 people at St. Christine School heard a committee of concerned parents’ concerns about Austintown schools’ proposal to off er public-transit vouchers to private-school students instead of using district vehicles.

A crowd of more than 80 people at St. Christine ...

A crowd of more than 80 people at St. Christine School heard a committee of concerned parents’ concerns about Austintown schools’ proposal to off er public-transit vouchers to private-school students instead of using district vehicles.


Shirley Winkler, left, Ichiyo instructor for Ikebana of Youngstown, and Dianna Mullins, Ikebana’s president, helped to present the chapter’s recent flower show. The yearly exhibit of Japanese floral design took place June 2 and 3 at the Davis Center in Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park. Winkler, from Saxonburg, Pa., was the featured guest. The floral designs were from the Ichiyo school and are for viewing and not judging. They are placed in front of Shoji screens. The following members of Ikebana Youngstown created the designs: Esther Bertch, Sheila Bowman, Dan Burns, Kaaren Cabraja, Joyce Dunbar, Beverly Italiano, Pearl Marlos, Mullins, Beverly Patrick, Colleen Smith, Eleanor Steffens and Linda Vuletich.

Shirley Winkler, left, Ichiyo instructor for Ikebana of Youngstown, and ...

Shirley Winkler, left, Ichiyo instructor for Ikebana of Youngstown, and Dianna Mullins, Ikebana’s president, helped to present the chapter’s recent flower show. The yearly exhibit of Japanese floral design took place June 2 and 3 ...


Location in which a minivan lost control and flipped over, throwing its passengers into the road.

Location in which a minivan lost control and flipped over, ...

Location in which a minivan lost control and flipped over, throwing its passengers into the road.


When Lowellville’s Taylor Hvisdak (12) was a young girl, she dreamed of playing basketball for Youngstown State University. On Monday, YSU announced Hvisdak as one of three new recruits for the 2012-13 season, giving her the chance at her dream.

When Lowellville’s Taylor Hvisdak (12) was a young girl, she ...

When Lowellville’s Taylor Hvisdak (12) was a young girl, she dreamed of playing basketball for Youngstown State University. On Monday, YSU announced Hvisdak as one of three new recruits for the 2012-13 season, giving her ...


Mill Creek golf boss Dennis Miller showed up at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on Monday for the first day of his US Open experience wearing a 49ers cap, mostly as a nod to the team of which he has been a fan all of his life, but also to the York family who as a show of support helped pay his way to the Bay City. Other labels adorning his apparel reflected the support from people back in Youngstown, including Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Ristvey Investment Group.

Mill Creek golf boss Dennis Miller showed up at the ...

Mill Creek golf boss Dennis Miller showed up at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on Monday for the first day of his US Open experience wearing a 49ers cap, mostly as a nod to ...


Deandre McCreary, 16, left, and Rayshawn Royal, 17, enter the courtroom of Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Monday for the afternoon session of their trial on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges in the June 18, 2011, fatal shooting of 16-year-old Brandon Adkins on Youngstown’s South Side. McCreary and Royal were bound over from juvenile court for trial as adults.

Deandre McCreary, 16, left, and Rayshawn Royal, 17, enter the ...

Deandre McCreary, 16, left, and Rayshawn Royal, 17, enter the courtroom of Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Monday for the afternoon session of their trial on aggravated murder and ...


Cora Rushton, left, and her daughter, Cora E. “Betty” Rushton were the centerpieces of a ceremony establishing the Dr. Edmund Massullo Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Family Waiting Room at St. Elizabeth Health Center’s CVIC unit. Monday marked the 50th anniversary of Betty Rushton’s open-heart operation when she was 2, on June 11, 1962. Dr. Massullo participated in the surgical procedure, which was the first of its kind in the Mahoning Valley. Also on hand for the dedication was Jim Schultis, right, president of Humility of Mary Health Partners Development Foundation.

Cora Rushton, left, and her daughter, Cora E. “Betty” Rushton ...

Cora Rushton, left, and her daughter, Cora E. “Betty” Rushton were the centerpieces of a ceremony establishing the Dr. Edmund Massullo Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Family Waiting Room at St. Elizabeth Health Center’s CVIC unit. ...


Six members of the Youngstown Chapter of The Links, Inc., were recently installed as officers for the 2012-2014 club year. From left are Virginia Banks-Bright, treasurer; Margaret Staples, financial secretary; Wanda Smith, corresponding secretary; Alnita Bryant-Russell, recording secretary; Janice L. Beachum, vice president (second term); and Krishmu Shipmon, president (second term).

Six members of the Youngstown Chapter of The Links, Inc., ...

Six members of the Youngstown Chapter of The Links, Inc., were recently installed as officers for the 2012-2014 club year. From left are Virginia Banks-Bright, treasurer; Margaret Staples, financial secretary; Wanda Smith, corresponding secretary; Alnita ...


The Boot Scootin’ Buckeyes, a Trumbull County 4-H equine drill team, recently competed at the USEDA international competitions in Alexandria, Ky. From left to right are Amanda Accordino, Alexis Accordino, Jennifer Corley and Kendra Garlock. Absent from the photo are Mackenzie Evan and Cierra Gabrielson. The group will compete at the 4-H Nationals in November.

The Boot Scootin’ Buckeyes, a Trumbull County 4-H equine drill ...

The Boot Scootin’ Buckeyes, a Trumbull County 4-H equine drill team, recently competed at the USEDA international competitions in Alexandria, Ky. From left to right are Amanda Accordino, Alexis Accordino, Jennifer Corley and Kendra Garlock. ...


Members of the Canfield High School Class of 2012 throw their caps in elation during commencement exercises
Sunday afternoon at the stadium.

Members of the Canfield High School Class of 2012 throw ...

Members of the Canfield High School Class of 2012 throw their caps in elation during commencement exercises Sunday afternoon at the stadium.


St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as the Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis connects for a three-run homer in the ninth inning of Sunday’s baseball game in St. Louis. The Indians beat the Cardinals 4-1.

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as the Cleveland ...

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as the Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis connects for a three-run homer in the ninth inning of Sunday’s baseball game in St. Louis. The Indians beat the Cardinals 4-1.


England’s Luke Donald, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, will try to win his first major championship this weekend at the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. It is the fifth time the club will play host for the tournament.

England’s Luke Donald, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, will try ...

England’s Luke Donald, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, will try to win his first major championship this weekend at the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. It is the fifth time the ...


Investigators were searching Sunday for a gunman who killed three people — including two former Auburn University football players — and wounded three others at a pool party near campus after several men got in a fight over a woman, authorities and witnesses said.

Investigators were searching Sunday for a gunman who killed three ...

Investigators were searching Sunday for a gunman who killed three people — including two former Auburn University football players — and wounded three others at a pool party near campus after several men got in ...


Fred and Rosemary Ross stand next to their 1958 Chevy Impala. The Hubbard couple drove a similar ’58 Impala for their honeymoon and plan to drive this one to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August.

Fred and Rosemary Ross stand next to their 1958 Chevy ...

Fred and Rosemary Ross stand next to their 1958 Chevy Impala. The Hubbard couple drove a similar ’58 Impala for their honeymoon and plan to drive this one to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in ...


Madison Groner, one of the top 10 students in the 2012 Springfield Local High School Class of 2012, receives her diploma Sunday at the school’s commencement.

Madison Groner, one of the top 10 students in the ...

Madison Groner, one of the top 10 students in the 2012 Springfield Local High School Class of 2012, receives her diploma Sunday at the school’s commencement.


Youngstown native James Brahney, who flew 200-plus missions as a medical helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, will be recognized Thursday at the In Memory Day ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Youngstown native James Brahney, who flew 200-plus missions as a ...

Youngstown native James Brahney, who flew 200-plus missions as a medical helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, will be recognized Thursday at the In Memory Day ceremony in Washington, D.C.


Poland graduate John Bannon gets greeted by assistant basketball coach Rich Black while entering the fieldhouse
for commencement exercises Sunday.

Poland graduate John Bannon gets greeted by assistant basketball coach ...

Poland graduate John Bannon gets greeted by assistant basketball coach Rich Black while entering the fieldhouse for commencement exercises Sunday.


From left, Monica Shirilla, 12,  Cassie Kays, 13, Nazely Rodriguez, 12, Ahmari Bell, 12, and Angus Cadman, 15, all students at the Mollie Kessler School, hold a copy of their cookbook and the picture that was used on the cover.

From left, Monica Shirilla, 12, Cassie Kays, 13, Nazely Rodriguez, ...

From left, Monica Shirilla, 12, Cassie Kays, 13, Nazely Rodriguez, 12, Ahmari Bell, 12, and Angus Cadman, 15, all students at the Mollie Kessler School, hold a copy of their cookbook and the picture that ...


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The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is scheduled for July 16 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. From left to right are Cheryl Miskell, committee 
chairwoman; Cynthia Zapata, event honoree; and Pam Planey, committee member. All proceeds from the outing go directly to the American Cancer Society. The cost to 
participate is $99 per person for the 18-hole scramble. Registration will begin at 
8:30 a.m., and a shotgun start will kick off play at 9:30. Lunch is included, and there will 
be a basket auction and raffle. For details call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is scheduled for July ...

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is scheduled for July 16 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. From left to right are Cheryl Miskell, committee chairwoman; Cynthia Zapata, event honoree; and Pam Planey, ...


Mr. and Mrs. Ray Denmeade

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Denmeade

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Denmeade


Kara Conrad and David West Jr.

Kara Conrad and David West Jr.

Kara Conrad and David West Jr.


Daisy Girl Scout Troop 80777 of Columbiana has nine girls who recently completed their first year of Girl Scouting. Their activities have included the annual cookie sale and a canned food collection, along with various craft projects each month when they meet. They have earned several patches over the year. The next project will have the girls planting flowers at Joshua Dixon Elementary School, where they all attend. The Girl Scouts are participating in early bird enrollment for the session that begins in the fall. Girls going into first grade this fall can call Crystal Boggs at 330-482-9105 to sign up. Here, the girls are showing their earned patches and incentives from the cookie sale. Some of the 33 pounds of canned food they collected, which was donated to the Way 
Station in Columbiana, also is displayed. In the front row, from left, are Rebekah Clark and Chloe Gill. In the back row are Mia Surenavic, Elizabeth Siembida, Airianna 
Scullion, Alaina Johnston, Chloe Loveland and Katrina Kaszowski. Absent from the 
picture is Abbie Passmore.

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 80777 of Columbiana has nine girls ...

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 80777 of Columbiana has nine girls who recently completed their first year of Girl Scouting. Their activities have included the annual cookie sale and a canned food collection, along with various ...


Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCowin

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCowin

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCowin


Student council members at Holy Family School in Poland organize an annual Bus Driver Appreciation Day. They bake cookies, make cards and give carnations, always taking the bus drivers by surprise. Third-grade student Thomas Fire is shown with Claire Deemer, driver of Bus 19. Student council advisers are Renee Abbattista and Lissa Oslin.

Student council members at Holy Family School in Poland organize ...

Student council members at Holy Family School in Poland organize an annual Bus Driver Appreciation Day. They bake cookies, make cards and give carnations, always taking the bus drivers by surprise. Third-grade student Thomas Fire ...


Mr. and Mrs. Harold Queener Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Queener Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Queener Jr.


The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance recently installed officers at a luncheon meeting May 29 in Austintown. From left to right are Sarah Sanders, Ohio State Medical Association Alliance treasurer, and officers who were installed: Michele Duffett, president; Katie Altenhof, vice president; Tammy Engle, treasurer; and Jenna Cicchillo, secretary.

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance recently installed officers at ...

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance recently installed officers at a luncheon meeting May 29 in Austintown. From left to right are Sarah Sanders, Ohio State Medical Association Alliance treasurer, and officers who were installed: ...


Luis Guzman and Jazzmine Hall

Luis Guzman and Jazzmine Hall

Luis Guzman and Jazzmine Hall


Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Jones


The Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the YWCA of Youngstown. The funds will be used to support YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration!, observing its 30th anniversary in the Valley. All proceeds from the art show benefit the YWCA Barbara Wick Transitional Housing program for women. The show will take place at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University. The gala preview party is scheduled for June 16, and the show will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from June 19 to July 27. The exhibit is free. From left are Trish Mohan, assistant vice president at Home Savings; Cheryl Eddie Deibel, co-chairwoman of the art show; Leah Brooks, interim executive director, YWCA; and Anna Barksdale, YWCA director of housing with supportive services.

The Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the ...

The Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the YWCA of Youngstown. The funds will be used to support YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration!, observing its 30th anniversary in the Valley. All proceeds from ...


The lobby of 20 Federal Place in downtown Youngstown was the scene for a college fair to attract students and inform them about education opportunities. Dawn Douglas and Shaclecha Stoddard visited the ETI Technical College table on Thursday staff ed by Charlotte Stahl, far left, and Kathy Christi.

The lobby of 20 Federal Place in downtown Youngstown was ...

The lobby of 20 Federal Place in downtown Youngstown was the scene for a college fair to attract students and inform them about education opportunities. Dawn Douglas and Shaclecha Stoddard visited the ETI Technical College ...


The Vindicator Randy Summer Director Global Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business and Technology demonstration Thursday in Champion looks under the hood of a Chevy Volt during Green Enegy event in Champion.

The Vindicator Randy Summer Director Global Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business ...

The Vindicator Randy Summer Director Global Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business and Technology demonstration Thursday in Champion looks under the hood of a Chevy Volt during Green Enegy event in Champion.


Campbell High School graduates of the class of 2012 throw their caps into the air in celebration at the end of their commencement ceremony.

Campbell High School graduates of the class of 2012 throw ...

Campbell High School graduates of the class of 2012 throw their caps into the air in celebration at the end of their commencement ceremony.


Valedictorian and Class President Thomas Merva, left, gives his speech Thursday during the commencement ceremony for the Campbell Memorial High School Class of 2012 while Kaitlyn Kalicatzaros, right, class salutatorian, receives a trophy. Thomas also was president of the National Honor Society and received an honors diploma and the Award of Merit for his academics. Kaitlyn’s trophy was for her $15,000 renewable scholarship and other academic achievements. She also earned an honors diploma and an Award of Merit.

Valedictorian and Class President Thomas Merva, left, gives his speech ...

Valedictorian and Class President Thomas Merva, left, gives his speech Thursday during the commencement ceremony for the Campbell Memorial High School Class of 2012 while Kaitlyn Kalicatzaros, right, class salutatorian, receives a trophy. Thomas also ...


The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade drives against the Boston Celtics Marquis Daniels during Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals Thursday In Boston. The Heat defeated the Celtics, 98-79, to tie the series 3-3 and force Game 7.

The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade drives against the Boston Celtics ...

The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade drives against the Boston Celtics Marquis Daniels during Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals Thursday In Boston. The Heat defeated the Celtics, 98-79, to tie the series 3-3 ...


Top Rank, March 31, 2012. While Kelly Pavlik has performed well in other cities — he improved to 1-0 in San Antonio after his knockout of Aaron Jaco in March, above — no city has done more for his career than Las Vegas, where he is 11-0 all-time. He’ll try to make it 12-0 when he faces Scott Sigmon tonight.

Top Rank, March 31, 2012. While Kelly Pavlik has performed ...

Top Rank, March 31, 2012. While Kelly Pavlik has performed well in other cities — he improved to 1-0 in San Antonio after his knockout of Aaron Jaco in March, above — no city has ...


“Increase the Peace” is the theme of community-outreach 
activities that start Tuesday and continue through August by NOW Youngstown. Clergy involved in the effort to calm city streets are, from left, Pastor Rafael Cruz of Unity Baptist Church in Boardman and Pastors Rolando Rojas of Spanish Evangelical Church and Al Yanno Jr. of Metro Assembly of God, both of Youngstown.

“Increase the Peace” is the theme of community-outreach activities that ...

“Increase the Peace” is the theme of community-outreach activities that start Tuesday and continue through August by NOW Youngstown. Clergy involved in the effort to calm city streets are, from left, Pastor Rafael Cruz of ...


Students at the Rayen Early College Middle School paint messages on public property warning people not 
to dump gas, pesticides

Students at the Rayen Early College Middle School paint messages ...

Students at the Rayen Early College Middle School paint messages on public property warning people not to dump gas, pesticides


Sister Jerome Corcoran addresses an audience at Millcreek Children’s Center in Youngstown to welcome Michele D. Grant as the center’s new executive director. Grant resigned as director a month later. Sister Jerome, 96, continued as director, but she was notified in late May that she was no longer head of the school she founded.

Sister Jerome Corcoran addresses an audience at Millcreek Children’s Center ...

Sister Jerome Corcoran addresses an audience at Millcreek Children’s Center in Youngstown to welcome Michele D. Grant as the center’s new executive director. Grant resigned as director a month later. Sister Jerome, 96, continued as ...


Atty. Gary L. VanBrocklin, left, confers with his client, Milous Brown, in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. A visiting judge

Atty. Gary L. VanBrocklin, left, confers with his client, Milous ...

Atty. Gary L. VanBrocklin, left, confers with his client, Milous Brown, in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. A visiting judge


Chaney students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program participate in a summer-enrichment program at the school. In an exercise Wednesday, students looked for shapes in photographs of clouds.

Chaney students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program ...

Chaney students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program participate in a summer-enrichment program at the school. In an exercise Wednesday, students looked for shapes in photographs of clouds.


Tyler, left, and Nate King recently competed at the U.S. Masters National swimming competition in North Carolina. Each brother, graduates of Warren Harding and Ohio State, placed first in two events. The pair now lives and works in Columbus.

Tyler, left, and Nate King recently competed at the U.S. ...

Tyler, left, and Nate King recently competed at the U.S. Masters National swimming competition in North Carolina. Each brother, graduates of Warren Harding and Ohio State, placed first in two events. The pair now lives ...


Groom Ignocenzio Diaz bathes I’ll Have Another at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness will attempt to win the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown on Saturday from the 11th post position.

Groom Ignocenzio Diaz bathes I’ll Have Another at Belmont Park ...

Groom Ignocenzio Diaz bathes I’ll Have Another at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness will attempt to win the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown on Saturday from the 11th ...


Cleveland Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo (17) safely dives back to the bag under the tag of Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder during the first inning of Wednesday’s baseball game in Detroit. The Indians won 9-6, improving to 5-0 at Detroit this season.

Cleveland Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo (17) safely dives back to the ...

Cleveland Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo (17) safely dives back to the bag under the tag of Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder during the first inning of Wednesday’s baseball game in Detroit. The Indians won 9-6, ...


The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association recently voted for officers for the 2012-2013 year. Elected at the May 8 meeting were, from left, Joyce Billock, treasurer; Marilyn Abramski, secretary; Joan Lucansky, vice president; and Shirley Pappagallo, president. Their term will run from August through July, 2013.

The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association ...

The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association recently voted for officers for the 2012-2013 year. Elected at the May 8 meeting were, from left, Joyce Billock, treasurer; Marilyn Abramski, secretary; Joan Lucansky, ...


Columbiana Area Business and professional Women’s Group recently met at the Salem Golf Club to install new officers. Taking office for the next term will be Jenny Pike, president; Monica Robb, first vice president; Susan Frenger, second vice president; Sandy Webber, treasurer; and Holly Baker, secretary. Shown from left are Baker, Webber, past president Lori Everly, Pike and Robb. Cristina Huffman, treasurer of the CABPW Foundation, is at right. The new officers look forward to carrying on the mission of the BPW, which in part is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. If you are interested in joining contact Everly at 330-853-5896 or leverly1101@aol.com. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of most months, and annual dues are $43. They have a Facebook page under Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women.

Columbiana Area Business and professional Women’s Group recently met at ...

Columbiana Area Business and professional Women’s Group recently met at the Salem Golf Club to install new officers. Taking office for the next term will be Jenny Pike, president; Monica Robb, first vice president; Susan ...


Members of Austintown Rotary received honors for perfect attendance recently. In the back row, from left to right, are Jerry Haber, Tony Cebriak, Mal Culp, Chuck Baker, Mark Cole, Hillary Prestridge (partly obscured) Vince Colaluca and Brian Frederick. In front are Dr. Mitch Dalvin, Tracie Kaglic, Robin Stock, Karl Rein, Jennifer Connolly and Deanna Spirko. Absent from the picture are Frank Santisi and Carol Fye.

Members of Austintown Rotary received honors for perfect attendance recently. ...

Members of Austintown Rotary received honors for perfect attendance recently. In the back row, from left to right, are Jerry Haber, Tony Cebriak, Mal Culp, Chuck Baker, Mark Cole, Hillary Prestridge (partly obscured) Vince Colaluca ...


Kent State’s Joe Koch, an Austintown Fitch High graduate, makes contact during Tuesday’s practice at Schoonover Stadium in Kent.

Kent State’s Joe Koch, an Austintown Fitch High graduate, makes ...

Kent State’s Joe Koch, an Austintown Fitch High graduate, makes contact during Tuesday’s practice at Schoonover Stadium in Kent.


Recipients of Salvation Army of Mahoning County awards presented at the Civic Dinner on Tuesday are, from left:
Carol J. Bigelow, OTHERS Award; and Sam Covelli and Dale Sheely Sr., who each received the Distinguished Community Service Award.

Recipients of Salvation Army of Mahoning County awards presented at ...

Recipients of Salvation Army of Mahoning County awards presented at the Civic Dinner on Tuesday are, from left: Carol J. Bigelow, OTHERS Award; and Sam Covelli and Dale Sheely Sr., who each received the Distinguished ...


Students from Canfield’s Hilltop Elementary School tour the Mahoning Dispatch print shop as part of their look at historic Canfield landmarks. Eileen Merz from the Canfield Historical Society showed the youngsters how type was set to produce the now-defunct city newspaper during the Tuesday tour.

Students from Canfield’s Hilltop Elementary School tour the Mahoning Dispatch ...

Students from Canfield’s Hilltop Elementary School tour the Mahoning Dispatch print shop as part of their look at historic Canfield landmarks. Eileen Merz from the Canfield Historical Society showed the youngsters how type was set ...


South Range seventh-grader Chris Herubin plays the guitar Tuesday while in character as Tom Petty. All seventh-graders researched projects about musicians who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

South Range seventh-grader Chris Herubin plays the guitar Tuesday while ...

South Range seventh-grader Chris Herubin plays the guitar Tuesday while in character as Tom Petty. All seventh-graders researched projects about musicians who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ...


Baby Back Ribs with a side of Rice from the Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar.

Baby Back Ribs with a side of Rice from the ...

Baby Back Ribs with a side of Rice from the Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar.


Stephen F. Miller and Talley B. Felger

Stephen F. Miller and Talley B. Felger

Stephen F. Miller and Talley B. Felger


Jasmine R.Freebourn and Joe E. Corpa

Jasmine R.Freebourn and Joe E. Corpa

Jasmine R.Freebourn and Joe E. Corpa


Courtney S. Pilch and Vito J. Abruzzino

Courtney S. Pilch and Vito J. Abruzzino

Courtney S. Pilch and Vito J. Abruzzino


Craig Butler, assistant policy director for energy, agriculture and environment for Gov. John Kasich, spoke about shale development and several other energy issues facing the state as part of Monday’s first day of the Sustainable Energy Forum at Youngstown State University.

Craig Butler, assistant policy director for energy, agriculture and environment ...

Craig Butler, assistant policy director for energy, agriculture and environment for Gov. John Kasich, spoke about shale development and several other energy issues facing the state as part of Monday’s first day of the Sustainable ...


Austintown firefighters battled a blaze late Monday morning at the former Scacchetti’s Restaurant on Mahoning Avenue at Four Mile Run Road. When the fire started, workers were inside, cleaning up the building for a new
owner who planned to open a new restaurant there.

Austintown firefighters battled a blaze late Monday morning at the ...

Austintown firefighters battled a blaze late Monday morning at the former Scacchetti’s Restaurant on Mahoning Avenue at Four Mile Run Road. When the fire started, workers were inside, cleaning up the building for a new ...


John Sylvester Jr. sits on the Market Street bridge Sunday as a police official talks with him. Sylvester was wanted for a stabbing incident in Boardman earlier in the day and fled to the bridge, where for four hours he kept police at bay with threats to jump before finally surrendering.

John Sylvester Jr. sits on the Market Street bridge Sunday ...

John Sylvester Jr. sits on the Market Street bridge Sunday as a police official talks with him. Sylvester was wanted for a stabbing incident in Boardman earlier in the day and fled to the bridge, ...


Catholic Collegiate Association met recently at Michael Alberini’s Restaurant in Boardman and awarded a scholarship to Cassandra Clyde of Struthers, a junior forensic science major at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. The dinner meeting agenda included the installation of officers for the upcoming year: Catherine Campana, president; Barbara Banks, first vice president; Anita Stothard, second vice president; Georgianna D’Andrea, recording secretary; Barbara Marsch, corresponding secretary; and Antonia Douglass and Janet Detweiler, co-treasurers. New members Kathy Woodhall, Barb Carissimo, Donna Samuels and Patricia Arris were honored. From left are Campana; Mary Place Thomas, scholarship chairwoman; Clyde; and Banks.

Catholic Collegiate Association met recently at Michael Alberini’s Restaurant in ...

Catholic Collegiate Association met recently at Michael Alberini’s Restaurant in Boardman and awarded a scholarship to Cassandra Clyde of Struthers, a junior forensic science major at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. The dinner meeting agenda ...


Three members of the Warren-Trumbull County American Association of University Women recently attended the AAUW Ohio state convention in Findlay, Ohio. From left are Martha Ellers; Isabel Seavey, president of the local branch; and Jean Waris. During the convention, Seavey was elected to the position of membership vice president for Ohio, the first time in more than 20 years that a member of the local branch has been elected to a state offic

Three members of the Warren-Trumbull County American Association of University ...

Three members of the Warren-Trumbull County American Association of University Women recently attended the AAUW Ohio state convention in Findlay, Ohio. From left are Martha Ellers; Isabel Seavey, president of the local branch; and Jean ...


Jeffrey Clarke and Lauren Gallo

Jeffrey Clarke and Lauren Gallo

Jeffrey Clarke and Lauren Gallo


Erin Shirilla and Michael Broderick

Erin Shirilla and Michael Broderick

Erin Shirilla and Michael Broderick


John Sylvester sits on the Market Street bridge Sunday as a police official talks with him. Sylvester was wanted for a stabbing incident in Boardman earlier in the day and fled to the bridge, where for four hours he kept police at bay with threats to jump before finally surrendering.

John Sylvester sits on the Market Street bridge Sunday as ...

John Sylvester sits on the Market Street bridge Sunday as a police official talks with him. Sylvester was wanted for a stabbing incident in Boardman earlier in the day and fled to the bridge, where ...


Graduating seniors from Boardman High School’s Class of 2012 take time to ham it up in the courtyard of the
high school after receiving their diplomas. The group includes, from left, Crawford Warrick, Brian Smith, Daniel
Watkins, Zachary Zidian, Dan Popio and Zach Machuga.

Graduating seniors from Boardman High School’s Class of 2012 take ...

Graduating seniors from Boardman High School’s Class of 2012 take time to ham it up in the courtyard of the high school after receiving their diplomas. The group includes, from left, Crawford Warrick, Brian Smith, ...


Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament Sunday in
Dublin, Ohio. Woods birdied the hole.

Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the ...

Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament Sunday in Dublin, Ohio. Woods birdied the hole.


Champion players, from left, Lindsay Swipas, Haley McAllister and Alison Sorber pose with the Division III state championship trophy following the Golden Flashes’ 2-0 win over Bloom-Carroll on Saturday in Akron.

Champion players, from left, Lindsay Swipas, Haley McAllister and Alison ...

Champion players, from left, Lindsay Swipas, Haley McAllister and Alison Sorber pose with the Division III state championship trophy following the Golden Flashes’ 2-0 win over Bloom-Carroll on Saturday in Akron.


Gwenn Morgan, one of the coordinators of Gospel Sunday at the African-American Achievers Festival in Warren,
stands by a display of African clothing.

Gwenn Morgan, one of the coordinators of Gospel Sunday at ...

Gwenn Morgan, one of the coordinators of Gospel Sunday at the African-American Achievers Festival in Warren, stands by a display of African clothing.


Cindy Hynes fixes up her daughter Kelly before Lowellville High School’s graduation Sunday.

Cindy Hynes fixes up her daughter Kelly before Lowellville High ...

Cindy Hynes fixes up her daughter Kelly before Lowellville High School’s graduation Sunday.


Co-valedictorian Bryanna Jay walks across the stage to receive her diploma during commencement for the Girard High School Class of 2012.

Co-valedictorian Bryanna Jay walks across the stage to receive her ...

Co-valedictorian Bryanna Jay walks across the stage to receive her diploma during commencement for the Girard High School Class of 2012.


Melissa Kmetz, third-grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary, left, stands with Tiffany Minor, a staff member at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, as the students present a check for $1,632 that the school raised to benefit the animals at the shelter.

Melissa Kmetz, third-grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary, left, stands with ...

Melissa Kmetz, third-grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary, left, stands with Tiffany Minor, a staff member at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, as the students present a check for $1,632 that the school raised ...


East High Principal Holly Seimetz speaks to graduates and their families during the East High School commencement Sunday.

East High Principal Holly Seimetz speaks to graduates and their ...

East High Principal Holly Seimetz speaks to graduates and their families during the East High School commencement Sunday.


Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.


Jennilyn Krumpe of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish eleventh in divison three.

Jennilyn Krumpe of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Jennilyn Krumpe of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish eleventh in divison three.


Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.


Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday ...

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Allan Coviello of McDonald sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. McDonald would finish seventh in the 4x800.

Allan Coviello of McDonald sprint down the track during the ...

Allan Coviello of McDonald sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. McDonald would finish seventh in the 4x800.


Allan Coviello of McDonald sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. McDonald would finish seventh in the 4x800.

Allan Coviello of McDonald sprint down the track during the ...

Allan Coviello of McDonald sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. McDonald would finish seventh in the 4x800.


Solomon Yoder of Maplewood sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. Maplewood would finish second in the 4x800.

Solomon Yoder of Maplewood sprint down the track during the ...

Solomon Yoder of Maplewood sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. Maplewood would finish second in the 4x800.


Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday ...

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Solomon Yoder of Maplewood sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. Maplewood would finish second in the 4x800.

Solomon Yoder of Maplewood sprint down the track during the ...

Solomon Yoder of Maplewood sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. Maplewood would finish second in the 4x800.


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Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday ...

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Wyatt Hartman of Maplewood sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. Maplewood would finish second in the 4x800.

Wyatt Hartman of Maplewood sprint down the track during the ...

Wyatt Hartman of Maplewood sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. Maplewood would finish second in the 4x800.


Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday ...

Jacob Chiclowe of Mineral Ridge throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Rondel Armour of Ursuline glides through the air during the boys long jump Friday afternoon in Columbus.

Rondel Armour of Ursuline glides through the air during the ...

Rondel Armour of Ursuline glides through the air during the boys long jump Friday afternoon in Columbus.


Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald throws the discus Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish second in divison three.

Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald throws the discus Friday afternoon at ...

Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald throws the discus Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish second in divison three.


Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.


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Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.


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Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald stands becide the discus cage before her final throw Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish second in divison three.

Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald stands becide the discus cage before ...

Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald stands becide the discus cage before her final throw Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish second in divison three.


Newton Falls Shannon Montgomery of throws the discus during Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Newton Falls Shannon Montgomery of throws the discus during Friday ...

Newton Falls Shannon Montgomery of throws the discus during Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Stephen Lyons of Springfield smiles after hearing the cheers from his friends and family after throwing the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Stephen Lyons of Springfield smiles after hearing the cheers from ...

Stephen Lyons of Springfield smiles after hearing the cheers from his friends and family after throwing the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald throws the discus Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish second in divison three.

Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald throws the discus Friday afternoon at ...

Jai'Lyn Mosley of McDonald throws the discus Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish second in divison three.


Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Leah Blaney of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish seventh in divison three.


Kyle Joynes. of McDonald sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. McDonald would finish seventh in the 4x800.

Kyle Joynes. of McDonald sprint down the track during the ...

Kyle Joynes. of McDonald sprint down the track during the boys 4x800 race Friday morning at the State Track Meet in Columbus. McDonald would finish seventh in the 4x800.


Stephen Lyons screams after throwing the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Stephen Lyons screams after throwing the shot put Friday afternoon ...

Stephen Lyons screams after throwing the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Springfield's Stephen Lyons throws the discus during the boys discus Friday afternoon in Columbus.

Springfield's Stephen Lyons throws the discus during the boys discus ...

Springfield's Stephen Lyons throws the discus during the boys discus Friday afternoon in Columbus.


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Stephen Lyons of Springfield throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.

Stephen Lyons of Springfield throws the shot put Friday afternoon ...

Stephen Lyons of Springfield throws the shot put Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus.


Jennilyn Krumpe of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish eleventh in divison three.

Jennilyn Krumpe of Badger makes a jump during the girls ...

Jennilyn Krumpe of Badger makes a jump during the girls long jump Friday afternoon at the State Track Meet in Columbus. She would finish eleventh in divison three.


Maplewood's Stephen Pop throws the discus during the boys discus Friday afternoon in Columbus.

Maplewood's Stephen Pop throws the discus during the boys discus ...

Maplewood's Stephen Pop throws the discus during the boys discus Friday afternoon in Columbus.


Mr. and Mrs. Don Barry

Mr. and Mrs. Don Barry

Mr. and Mrs. Don Barry


Mr. and Mrs. Duke Brindisi

Mr. and Mrs. Duke Brindisi

Mr. and Mrs. Duke Brindisi


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Christa J. Oliver and Isaac A. Torres

Christa J. Oliver and Isaac A. Torres

Christa J. Oliver and Isaac A. Torres


Jessica Jaros, right, Mahoning Valley Red Cross director of emergency services and armed services, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Col. Walter Duzzny, USA, Ret., president of the association, presents her with the chapter’s unique flag set, representing the United States, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The group normally meets for dinner on the fourth Thursday of each month. For reservations and information call Don Oglesby at 330-568-4456. For membership information call Don Rasile at 330-758-3348.

Jessica Jaros, right, Mahoning Valley Red Cross director of emergency ...

Jessica Jaros, right, Mahoning Valley Red Cross director of emergency services and armed services, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of ...


Niccole Martinez and Brian Nichols

Niccole Martinez and Brian Nichols

Niccole Martinez and Brian Nichols


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Corey Ward and Brianna Thayer

Corey Ward and Brianna Thayer

Corey Ward and Brianna Thayer


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cooper


Christopher Crean and Natalie Henderson

Christopher Crean and Natalie Henderson

Christopher Crean and Natalie Henderson


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Anthony Campanale III and Ishevetta Sawyer

Anthony Campanale III and Ishevetta Sawyer

Anthony Campanale III and Ishevetta Sawyer


Victoria L. Kocanjer and Cory D. Cercone

Victoria L. Kocanjer and Cory D. Cercone

Victoria L. Kocanjer and Cory D. Cercone


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Officers and directors of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown met recently at the Youngstown Saxon Club for an installation ceremony. Seated, from left, are Corliss Green, Terrance Esarco and Anne Harpman. Standing are Dorothy Kane, Gwen Fish, Sarah Lowry, Stephanie Danes Smith, Kathleen Dragoman, Suzanne Barbati and Karen Lazarus. Absent is Michele McBride Simonelli. The group is nonpartisan and publishes the “Voters Guide” for the general election. Those interested in joining can visit the Web at www.lwvgy.org.

Officers and directors of the League of Women Voters of ...

Officers and directors of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown met recently at the Youngstown Saxon Club for an installation ceremony. Seated, from left, are Corliss Green, Terrance Esarco and Anne Harpman. Standing ...


Heather Pupa and David McCormick

Heather Pupa and David McCormick

Heather Pupa and David McCormick


John Grover and Rickie Williams

John Grover and Rickie Williams

John Grover and Rickie Williams


These buttercups at Clingman’s Dome, N.C., were snapped May 24 by Dan Shields of Canfield.

These buttercups at Clingman’s Dome, N.C., were snapped May 24 ...

These buttercups at Clingman’s Dome, N.C., were snapped May 24 by Dan Shields of Canfield.


This shot of Great Smokey Mountain National Park at Cades Cove, Tenn., was taken by Dan Shields of Canfield while looking into the forest.

This shot of Great Smokey Mountain National Park at Cades ...

This shot of Great Smokey Mountain National Park at Cades Cove, Tenn., was taken by Dan Shields of Canfield while looking into the forest.


Tim Long just shot this on Memorial Day from Grandview Park in West Virginia.

Tim Long just shot this on Memorial Day from Grandview ...

Tim Long just shot this on Memorial Day from Grandview Park in West Virginia.


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Ken Johnson sent in this photo of Lake Glacier at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.

Ken Johnson sent in this photo of Lake Glacier at ...

Ken Johnson sent in this photo of Lake Glacier at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.


Someone seems to be hungry. Photo sent in by Meg and Jim Creighton.

Someone seems to be hungry. Photo sent in by Meg ...

Someone seems to be hungry. Photo sent in by Meg and Jim Creighton.


Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. She's posing with a huge turtle in Hawaii.

Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. She's posing ...

Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. She's posing with a huge turtle in Hawaii.


A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk on the Big Willow Trail in Poland. Photo by David Gemmel.

A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk ...

A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk on the Big Willow Trail in Poland. Photo by David Gemmel.


This fire at the RRI tire recycling plant on Brittain Avenue near Poland Avenue was the second of 13 fires in the city late Wednesday and early Thursday.

This fire at the RRI tire recycling plant on Brittain ...

This fire at the RRI tire recycling plant on Brittain Avenue near Poland Avenue was the second of 13 fires in the city late Wednesday and early Thursday.


Mathews shortstop Jessica Marsico makes a sliding catch in right field during the seventh inning of the Division IV state softball semifinal against Covington on Thursday at Firestone Stadium in Akron. A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mustangs to a 5-3 win in their biggest game to date in school history. Marsico drove in two runs.

Mathews shortstop Jessica Marsico makes a sliding catch in right ...

Mathews shortstop Jessica Marsico makes a sliding catch in right field during the seventh inning of the Division IV state softball semifinal against Covington on Thursday at Firestone Stadium in Akron. A couple of bloop ...


Max Lee of Canfield competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Max Lee of Canfield competes in the Scripps National Spelling ...

Max Lee of Canfield competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Champion’s Darian Rogers (4) holds up the ball to prove possession after tagging out Felicity-Franklin’s Sandy Woodmansee (1) during the bottom of the first inning of the Division III state softball semifinal Thursday at Firestone Stadium in Akron. The Golden Flashes rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Cardinals, 6-4.

Champion’s Darian Rogers (4) holds up the ball to prove ...

Champion’s Darian Rogers (4) holds up the ball to prove possession after tagging out Felicity-Franklin’s Sandy Woodmansee (1) during the bottom of the first inning of the Division III state softball semifinal Thursday at Firestone ...