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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.

Published on June 30, 2012


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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.

Published on June 30, 2012


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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.

Published on June 30, 2012


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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.

Published on June 30, 2012


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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.

Published on June 29, 2012


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Aaron Oeken and Ashley Basile

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Laura E. Amero and Jacob L. Zatchok

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Amy Dattilio and Phillip Bellotta

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Elizabeth A. Delon and Nicholas J. Kwolek

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bertilacci

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Shannon Rockwell and Michael Harley III

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Michael P. Weymer and Kasey A. Cooper

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Moorer

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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.

Published on June 29, 2012


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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.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bill O'Leary

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Daniel B. Marteney and Tina A. Hohla

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Matthew D. Campbell and Jessica R. Williams

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Lyle R. Carpenter and Debra L. Logsdon

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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.

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Christy A. Reiser and Emmanual U. Brown

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Eric S. McElroy and Shayla S. Kates

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

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

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

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

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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.

Published on June 29, 2012


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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]."

Published on June 29, 2012


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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Published on June 29, 2012


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Published on June 28, 2012


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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.

Published on June 28, 2012


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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.

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Hagan

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Williams

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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.

Published on June 28, 2012


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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.

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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.

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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.

Published on June 28, 2012


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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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Sirloin burger from Mason's Steak House & Lounge.

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Thomas

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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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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.

Published on June 27, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

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Hicks

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Moore

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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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.

Published on June 26, 2012


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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 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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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Michael Firmstone and Lisa Bernat

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Lesley Furgan and Jason Reed

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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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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Joseph W. Allen and Cheree M. Ready

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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 Roses ceremony.

Published on June 25, 2012


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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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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Sanford

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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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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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 sanctuary.

Published on June 25, 2012


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Marissa

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Fujita

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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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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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.

Published on June 25, 2012


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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.

Published on June 24, 2012


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Trisha R. Cameron and James W. Kusiowski

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Matthew J. Nuzzi and Jessica L. Hayden

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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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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 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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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O'Leary

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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Jessica E. Powers and Gary L. Knittle

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Shannon M. O'Hara and Joseph L. Seifert

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Craig Lutsi and Lindsay Drews

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Stephanie Gasper and Zakary Raynish

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Michael McAllister and Gina Sahli

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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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Maggy Lorenzi

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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Noreen

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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Grant

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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Bishop Murry

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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McNally

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 22, 2012


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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.

Published on June 21, 2012


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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.

Published on June 21, 2012


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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.

Published on June 21, 2012


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

Published on June 21, 2012


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Drake

Published on June 21, 2012


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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.

Published on June 21, 2012


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Matthew F. Cramer and Allison K. Vodilko

Published on June 20, 2012


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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.

Published on June 20, 2012


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Andrew K. Opperman and Amber M. Kay

Published on June 20, 2012


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Katie Maruskin and Carl Christian

Published on June 20, 2012


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Lauren Susany and Ron Gerberry Jr.

Published on June 20, 2012


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

Published on June 20, 2012


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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.

Published on June 20, 2012


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Turocy

Published on June 20, 2012


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“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.

Published on June 20, 2012


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

Published on June 20, 2012


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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.

Published on June 20, 2012


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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.

Published on June 20, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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Theophanous

Published on June 19, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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Jeremy Lester and Arielle Mincher

Published on June 19, 2012


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Emily C. Strohmeyer and Joseph D. Datchuk

Published on June 19, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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McCreary

Published on June 19, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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Wrightsman

Published on June 19, 2012


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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.

Published on June 19, 2012


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Royal

Published on June 19, 2012


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Maldonado

Published on June 19, 2012


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

Published on June 18, 2012


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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.

Published on June 18, 2012


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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.

Published on June 18, 2012


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Davenport

Published on June 18, 2012


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

Published on June 18, 2012


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Hogan

Published on June 18, 2012


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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.

Published on June 18, 2012


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Hinton

Published on June 18, 2012


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King

Published on June 18, 2012


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

Published on June 18, 2012


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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.

Published on June 16, 2012


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Billy St. Germaine and Amy Algeo

Published on June 15, 2012


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Jesse Stamm and Jaemi Adams

Published on June 15, 2012


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Landaeshia

Published on June 15, 2012


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Kelsey Beard and Patrick Smith

Published on June 15, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wolford

Published on June 15, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cutlip

Published on June 15, 2012


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Brett Roe and Courtney Morningstar

Published on June 15, 2012


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Jessica Hurd and Joe Meyer

Published on June 15, 2012


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Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Sobota

Published on June 15, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Ron Layko Sr.

Published on June 15, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. John Yohman

Published on June 15, 2012


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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.

Published on June 15, 2012


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Raymond C. Manofsky Jr. and Nicole L. Biblis

Published on June 15, 2012


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Thomas M. Tomidajewicz and Venice V. Pryjma

Published on June 15, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Tony Williott

Published on June 15, 2012


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Amy R. Pezzuolo and Jeffrey D. Donston

Published on June 15, 2012


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Zarlenga

Published on June 15, 2012


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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.

Published on June 15, 2012


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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.

Published on June 15, 2012


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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.

Published on June 15, 2012


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Genetin

Published on June 15, 2012


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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.

Published on June 15, 2012


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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.

Published on June 15, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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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)

Published on June 14, 2012


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Katina Krings and Michael Ciccone

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Mary K. Krygowski and Michael D. Homer

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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.

Published on June 14, 2012


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

Published on June 14, 2012


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Beachy

Published on June 14, 2012


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

Published on June 14, 2012


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Todor

Published on June 14, 2012


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

Published on June 14, 2012


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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.

Published on June 14, 2012


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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.

Published on June 14, 2012


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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.

Published on June 14, 2012


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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.

Published on June 14, 2012


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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.

Published on June 14, 2012


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Pyles

Published on June 14, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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John Puskar of Canfield submitted this photo.

Published on June 13, 2012


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

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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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!

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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

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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.

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Samuel and Samantha Mazzupappa enjoy a dance.

Published on June 13, 2012


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"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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

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

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

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

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

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Doug Burns gets some mower help from Owen Burns.

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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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

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

Published on June 13, 2012


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

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

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

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Trax's Buffalo Chicken Salad.

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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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David DeCastro

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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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

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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.

Published on June 13, 2012


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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.

Published on June 12, 2012


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

Published on June 12, 2012


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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.

Published on June 12, 2012


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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.

Published on June 12, 2012


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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.

Published on June 12, 2012


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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.

Published on June 12, 2012


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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).

Published on June 11, 2012


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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.

Published on June 11, 2012


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

Published on June 11, 2012


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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.

Published on June 11, 2012


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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.

Published on June 11, 2012


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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.

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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.

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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.

Published on June 11, 2012


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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.

Published on June 11, 2012


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

Published on June 11, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Ray Denmeade

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Kara Conrad and David West Jr.

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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCowin

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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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Mr. and Mrs. Harold Queener Jr.

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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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Luis Guzman and Jazzmine Hall

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Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Jones

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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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Dennis Miller

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

Published on June 8, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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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.

Published on June 8, 2012


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“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.

Published on June 7, 2012


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

Published on June 7, 2012


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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.

Published on June 7, 2012


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

Published on June 7, 2012


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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.

Published on June 7, 2012


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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.

Published on June 7, 2012


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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.

Published on June 7, 2012


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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.

Published on June 7, 2012


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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.

Published on June 6, 2012


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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.

Published on June 6, 2012


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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.

Published on June 6, 2012


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

Published on June 6, 2012


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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.

Published on June 6, 2012


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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.

Published on June 6, 2012


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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.

Published on June 6, 2012


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

Published on June 6, 2012


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Stephen F. Miller and Talley B. Felger

Published on June 5, 2012


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Jasmine R.Freebourn and Joe E. Corpa

Published on June 5, 2012


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Courtney S. Pilch and Vito J. Abruzzino

Published on June 5, 2012


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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.

Published on June 5, 2012


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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.

Published on June 5, 2012


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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.

Published on June 5, 2012


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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.

Published on June 4, 2012


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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

Published on June 4, 2012


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Jeffrey Clarke and Lauren Gallo

Published on June 4, 2012


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Erin Shirilla and Michael Broderick

Published on June 4, 2012


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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.

Published on June 4, 2012


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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.

Published on June 4, 2012


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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.

Published on June 4, 2012


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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.

Published on June 4, 2012


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

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

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

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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.

Published on June 4, 2012


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

Published on June 4, 2012


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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.

Published on June 1, 2012


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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.

Published on June 1, 2012


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Published on June 1, 2012


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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.

Published on June 1, 2012


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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Mr. and Mrs. Don Barry

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Mr. and Mrs. Duke Brindisi

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Christa J. Oliver and Isaac A. Torres

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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.

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Niccole Martinez and Brian Nichols

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Corey Ward and Brianna Thayer

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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cooper

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Christopher Crean and Natalie Henderson

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Anthony Campanale III and Ishevetta Sawyer

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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.

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Heather Pupa and David McCormick

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John Grover and Rickie Williams

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These buttercups at Clingman’s Dome, N.C., were snapped May 24 by Dan Shields of Canfield.

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This shot of Great Smokey Mountain National Park at Cades Cove, Tenn., was taken by Dan Shields of Canfield while looking into the forest.

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Tim Long just shot this on Memorial Day from Grandview Park in West Virginia.

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Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

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Ken Johnson sent in this photo of Lake Glacier at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.

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Someone seems to be hungry. Photo sent in by Meg and Jim Creighton.

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Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. She's posing with a huge turtle in Hawaii.

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A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk on the Big Willow Trail in Poland. Photo by David Gemmel.

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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.

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Pasquale

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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.

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Max Lee of Canfield competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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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.

Published on June 1, 2012


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