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Students at Holy Family School in Poland display some of the dental supplies they donated to the Rescue Mission on Ash Wednesday. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and many other supplies were sent. From left to right are Audrey Kali, grade three; Mario Abbattista, grade eight; Stephen Babik, grade five; Maren Abbattista, grade four; and Katherine Kali, grade five.

Students at Holy Family School in Poland display some of ...

Students at Holy Family School in Poland display some of the dental supplies they donated to the Rescue Mission on Ash Wednesday. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and many other supplies were sent. From left to ...


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Melissa Toro and Mathew Bisker

Melissa Toro and Mathew Bisker

Melissa Toro and Mathew Bisker


Four of the young girls who will participate as models in the American Girl Doll Fashion Show presented by Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley on April 28 and 29 at Stambaugh Auditorium are, left to right, Andrea Dull, 8, of Hubbard, Olivia Cmil, 8, of Boardman, Zoe Simon, 9, of Poland and Paige Fluent, 5, of Poland. Behind them are, from left to right, Gayle Kelly, chairman of Kids’ Crew, JoAnn Stock of Akron Children’s Hospital and Betty Cmil of Kids’ Crew.

Four of the young girls who will participate as models ...

Four of the young girls who will participate as models in the American Girl Doll Fashion Show presented by Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley on April 28 and 29 at Stambaugh Auditorium ...


Mr. and Mrs. Ron Filipan

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Filipan

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Filipan


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Deanna Pecchia and Joshua McNeely

Deanna Pecchia and Joshua McNeely

Deanna Pecchia and Joshua McNeely


The City of Youngstown and String of Pearls, local chapter of the International Red Hat Society, is announcing the fifth annual International Red Hat Day Luncheon at 
10:30 a.m. April 18 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave. The annual event attracts upwards of 400 members from Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and neighboring counties. The group supports the Youngstown Renaissance effort by showcasing the Greater Youngstown area to Red Hat Society members from Northeast Ohio. Planned activities 
include basket raffles, door prizes, a square dance tutorial and entertainment by the Chaney High School VPA Choir. Preparing for the event are group members, from left, Catherine Leftwich, Earline London, Linda Casey and Audrey Gillian.

The City of Youngstown and String of Pearls, local chapter ...

The City of Youngstown and String of Pearls, local chapter of the International Red Hat Society, is announcing the fifth annual International Red Hat Day Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. April 18 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 ...


Christina M. Gavala and Jared D. Bunevich

Christina M. Gavala and Jared D. Bunevich

Christina M. Gavala and Jared D. Bunevich


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scali

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scali

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scali


Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Thomas


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Cub Scouts from Dens 3 and 7 of Hubbard Pack 100 and their Scout leaders, Andy Yoder and Chuck James, above, and many of the  parents toured the Hubbard Historical Society’s McBride House on a recent Wednesday night. Group tours can be arranged from times outside the regularly scheduled open house, which is from 2 to 5 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. Call Cecilia Cooper at 330-534-4247 to arrange a tour.

Cub Scouts from Dens 3 and 7 of Hubbard Pack ...

Cub Scouts from Dens 3 and 7 of Hubbard Pack 100 and their Scout leaders, Andy Yoder and Chuck James, above, and many of the parents toured the Hubbard Historical Society’s McBride House on a ...


Ohio State head basketball coach Thad Matta and guard Aaron Craft (4) embrace as time down in the Buckeyes’ 77-70 victory over the Syracuse Orange in the men’s NCAA East Regional final in Boston. Matta’s blowup at a February practice inspired his young team to evaluate where it was headed, which turned out to be all the way to the Final Four and a meeting with Kansas on Saturday.

Ohio State head basketball coach Thad Matta and guard Aaron ...

Ohio State head basketball coach Thad Matta and guard Aaron Craft (4) embrace as time down in the Buckeyes’ 77-70 victory over the Syracuse Orange in the men’s NCAA East Regional final in Boston. Matta’s ...


In this image taken from video at the Sanford, Fla., Police Department, George Zimmerman, in red jacket, is escorted into the Sanford police station in handcuff s Feb. 26, the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

In this image taken from video at the Sanford, Fla., ...

In this image taken from video at the Sanford, Fla., Police Department, George Zimmerman, in red jacket, is escorted into the Sanford police station in handcuff s Feb. 26, the night he fatally shot Trayvon ...


Michele Stratton-Barratt, owner of The Flaming Ice Cube, a vegan café and shop in the Creekside Plaza, Boardman, shows off some items that will be available at a charity auction Saturday to benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

Michele Stratton-Barratt, owner of The Flaming Ice Cube, a vegan ...

Michele Stratton-Barratt, owner of The Flaming Ice Cube, a vegan café and shop in the Creekside Plaza, Boardman, shows off some items that will be available at a charity auction Saturday to benefit the Rescue ...


Dr. Robert Walls, principal of Campbell Elementary School, chats with Hector Lopez, 9, and Faith Fetty, 10, at the end of a recent school day. Walls is a finalist for the 2012 Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Distinguished Principal Award.

Dr. Robert Walls, principal of Campbell Elementary School, chats with ...

Dr. Robert Walls, principal of Campbell Elementary School, chats with Hector Lopez, 9, and Faith Fetty, 10, at the end of a recent school day. Walls is a finalist for the 2012 Ohio Association of ...


Champion’s Sierra Blackson (1) slides safely into second base after Niles McKinley’s Brooke Lawson (9)
misses the tag during Thursday’s softball game at Waddell Park in Niles. The Golden Flashes blanked
the Red Dragons, 14-0.

Champion’s Sierra Blackson (1) slides safely into second base after ...

Champion’s Sierra Blackson (1) slides safely into second base after Niles McKinley’s Brooke Lawson (9) misses the tag during Thursday’s softball game at Waddell Park in Niles. The Golden Flashes blanked the Red Dragons, 14-0.


Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik, right, poses with trainer Robert Garcia at Thursday’s media day in San Antonio. Pavlik will fight Aaron Jaco in a 10-round super middleweight bout on Saturday.

Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik, right, poses with trainer Robert Garcia at ...

Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik, right, poses with trainer Robert Garcia at Thursday’s media day in San Antonio. Pavlik will fight Aaron Jaco in a 10-round super middleweight bout on Saturday.


Ohio Star Quilters’ March meeting featured Kory Turner, right, from Olive Grace Studio in Cortland. She spoke on handwork. Club president Peggy Ferenchak is at left. Plans are underway for the group’s 25th annual Quilters’ Day Out event that will take place May 2.

Ohio Star Quilters’ March meeting featured Kory Turner, right, from ...

Ohio Star Quilters’ March meeting featured Kory Turner, right, from Olive Grace Studio in Cortland. She spoke on handwork. Club president Peggy Ferenchak is at left. Plans are underway for the group’s 25th annual Quilters’ ...


Now that is one happy baby! Picture sent in by Richard Pesce.

Now that is one happy baby! Picture sent in by ...

Now that is one happy baby! Picture sent in by Richard Pesce.


Great-grandma Patrick, 89, cuddles with great-grandson Raiden Rossi, 3. Photo submitted by Sandy Rossi.

Great-grandma Patrick, 89, cuddles with great-grandson Raiden Rossi, 3. Photo ...

Great-grandma Patrick, 89, cuddles with great-grandson Raiden Rossi, 3. Photo submitted by Sandy Rossi.


Shelly Toth shows off her collection of animated Christmas statues.

Shelly Toth shows off her collection of animated Christmas statues.

Shelly Toth shows off her collection of animated Christmas statues.


Ron Rossi found a mask that resembled his face. So says Sandy Rossi, who submitted this photo.

Ron Rossi found a mask that resembled his face. So ...

Ron Rossi found a mask that resembled his face. So says Sandy Rossi, who submitted this photo.


Olga Gerardino sent in this photo of her little men enjoying Boardman Park before breakfast at the festival.

Olga Gerardino sent in this photo of her little men ...

Olga Gerardino sent in this photo of her little men enjoying Boardman Park before breakfast at the festival.


Renee Koliser of Austintown sent in this photo of her grandchildren Liam and Olivia Koliser sharing a laugh.

Renee Koliser of Austintown sent in this photo of her ...

Renee Koliser of Austintown sent in this photo of her grandchildren Liam and Olivia Koliser sharing a laugh.


Hey, he's tired. Photo submitted by Gary Alexander.

Hey, he's tired. Photo submitted by Gary Alexander.

Hey, he's tired. Photo submitted by Gary Alexander.


Here's one tough little guy who isn't afraid to show where his baseball loyalties don't lie. At 21 months old, Sam Manning lets his shirt speak for itself. This was sent in by Sam's grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco.

Here's one tough little guy who isn't afraid to show ...

Here's one tough little guy who isn't afraid to show where his baseball loyalties don't lie. At 21 months old, Sam Manning lets his shirt speak for itself. This was sent in by Sam's grandmother, ...


Things that make you go "Hmm ..." Charlie Boyer of Greenville, Pa., submitted this photo he took while on a peninsula drive near Presque Isle.

Things that make you go "Hmm ..." Charlie Boyer of ...

Things that make you go "Hmm ..." Charlie Boyer of Greenville, Pa., submitted this photo he took while on a peninsula drive near Presque Isle.


In the sport of fun, Fred Welshhans of Columbiana got all dolled up to go out with the help of (then) Kristen Cavanaugh. in February of 1997.

In the sport of fun, Fred Welshhans of Columbiana got ...

In the sport of fun, Fred Welshhans of Columbiana got all dolled up to go out with the help of (then) Kristen Cavanaugh. in February of 1997.


Madalyn Smith sprays her mom, Allison Smith, with Silly String. They’re both from Boardman. Photo submitted by Grandma Patty Hoover.

Madalyn Smith sprays her mom, Allison Smith, with Silly String. ...

Madalyn Smith sprays her mom, Allison Smith, with Silly String. They’re both from Boardman. Photo submitted by Grandma Patty Hoover.


Raiden K. Rossi always smiles when he has his Steelers gear on! Photo submitted by Sandy Rossi.

Raiden K. Rossi always smiles when he has his Steelers ...

Raiden K. Rossi always smiles when he has his Steelers gear on! Photo submitted by Sandy Rossi.


What else can you say about this photo other than ... what a hoot! Photo sent in by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.

What else can you say about this photo other than ...

What else can you say about this photo other than ... what a hoot! Photo sent in by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.


Monica Smith sent us this laughing couple.

Monica Smith sent us this laughing couple.

Monica Smith sent us this laughing couple.


Raiden Rossi is always smiling. Photo sent in by Sandy Rossi.

Raiden Rossi is always smiling. Photo sent in by Sandy ...

Raiden Rossi is always smiling. Photo sent in by Sandy Rossi.


Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of her dog Chloe, who, as a puppy, always slept in her kennel with her paws in the air, and always made her owner laugh.

Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of her ...

Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of her dog Chloe, who, as a puppy, always slept in her kennel with her paws in the air, and always made her owner laugh.


Connor Buzzacco reacts after being scared by his father. Photo was submitted by his mom, Jacki McGinnis, so says he was not too happy!

Connor Buzzacco reacts after being scared by his father. Photo ...

Connor Buzzacco reacts after being scared by his father. Photo was submitted by his mom, Jacki McGinnis, so says he was not too happy!


Sandy Rossi sent in this photo of her and her mother, Mary Ann Patrick. She says her mom has always been her best friend.

Sandy Rossi sent in this photo of her and her ...

Sandy Rossi sent in this photo of her and her mother, Mary Ann Patrick. She says her mom has always been her best friend.


Megan Hruska says Evan Hruska, 3, and Johanna Ludt, 4, who are being held upside down, were getting anxious to see the last shuttle launch lift off at Kennedy Space Center for the last time.

Megan Hruska says Evan Hruska, 3, and Johanna Ludt, 4, ...

Megan Hruska says Evan Hruska, 3, and Johanna Ludt, 4, who are being held upside down, were getting anxious to see the last shuttle launch lift off at Kennedy Space Center for the last time.


Who's having more fun? Here is Gary Offerdahl enjoying the pool with his granddaughter Lila Yankush. Photo sent in by Karen Conklin of Youngstown.

Who's having more fun? Here is Gary Offerdahl enjoying the ...

Who's having more fun? Here is Gary Offerdahl enjoying the pool with his granddaughter Lila Yankush. Photo sent in by Karen Conklin of Youngstown.


What's so funny? Here are Olive and Ellie Kotarski in a photo sent in by Jason Kotarski.

What's so funny? Here are Olive and Ellie Kotarski in ...

What's so funny? Here are Olive and Ellie Kotarski in a photo sent in by Jason Kotarski.


Here's a collage of smiles and goofy faces of Raiden Rossi, the pride and joy of Grandma Sandy Rossi, who sent this in.

Here's a collage of smiles and goofy faces of Raiden ...

Here's a collage of smiles and goofy faces of Raiden Rossi, the pride and joy of Grandma Sandy Rossi, who sent this in.


Bailey and her big sister Jordyn are just messing around. They're both from Hubbard.

Bailey and her big sister Jordyn are just messing around. ...

Bailey and her big sister Jordyn are just messing around. They're both from Hubbard.


Another smile from Raiden Rossi, who's looking all grown up. Photo submitted by Sandy Rossi.

Another smile from Raiden Rossi, who's looking all grown up. ...

Another smile from Raiden Rossi, who's looking all grown up. Photo submitted by Sandy Rossi.


Gia Marie, a usually very energetic boxer, calmly "agreed" to let her picture be taken with one of her favorite toys. Photo submitted by Barbara Kukla of Boardman.

Gia Marie, a usually very energetic boxer, calmly "agreed" to ...

Gia Marie, a usually very energetic boxer, calmly "agreed" to let her picture be taken with one of her favorite toys. Photo submitted by Barbara Kukla of Boardman.


Some days, you've just got to have your cake. Eating it is optional. Photo sent in by Rosemary Hart.

Some days, you've just got to have your cake. Eating ...

Some days, you've just got to have your cake. Eating it is optional. Photo sent in by Rosemary Hart.


Andre Parker of Atlanta wears a T-shirt in memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was
killed by a Florida neighborhood-watch captain while returning from a convenience store, during a rally
outside the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. The Martin case quickly is becoming an Internet-fueled brand.

Andre Parker of Atlanta wears a T-shirt in memory of ...

Andre Parker of Atlanta wears a T-shirt in memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was killed by a Florida neighborhood-watch captain while returning from a convenience store, during a rally outside the Georgia ...


With Kurt Hess firmly entrenched as the starter and Marc Kanetsky graduated, Pat Angle (14) has the early edge on redshirt freshman Dante Nania for the job as backup quarterback for the Youngstown State Penguins come fall.

With Kurt Hess firmly entrenched as the starter and Marc ...

With Kurt Hess firmly entrenched as the starter and Marc Kanetsky graduated, Pat Angle (14) has the early edge on redshirt freshman Dante Nania for the job as backup quarterback for the Youngstown State Penguins ...


Lowellville’s Ashley Moore, playing for the Red Team, drives to the hoop after getting past the White Team’s Rachel Ellis of Newton Falls during the Al Beach Classic on Wednesday at Boardman High School. Red defeated White, 54-49, in overtime, with Moore named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Lowellville’s Ashley Moore, playing for the Red Team, drives to ...

Lowellville’s Ashley Moore, playing for the Red Team, drives to the hoop after getting past the White Team’s Rachel Ellis of Newton Falls during the Al Beach Classic on Wednesday at Boardman High School. Red ...


Edwin “J.J.” Gurney Jr., 12, shows off the blue light he and his parents want people to purchase and shine on outdoor porch lights and lampposts Monday, which is World Autism Awareness Day. J.J., who has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, is flanked by his father, Edwin Sr., and his mother, Peggy Gurney.

Edwin “J.J.” Gurney Jr., 12, shows off the blue light ...

Edwin “J.J.” Gurney Jr., 12, shows off the blue light he and his parents want people to purchase and shine on outdoor porch lights and lampposts Monday, which is World Autism Awareness Day. J.J., who ...


Tim Seman, genealogy and local history librarian at the main public library in Youngstown, displays a bound volume of 1940 census results. Seman will lead a Monday workshop on that census at main library on Wick Avenue.

Tim Seman, genealogy and local history librarian at the main ...

Tim Seman, genealogy and local history librarian at the main public library in Youngstown, displays a bound volume of 1940 census results. Seman will lead a Monday workshop on that census at main library on ...


Dr. James Chengelis shows a solar-system model to Stadium Drive Elementary students Sami DeFabio, a kindergarten student; Sean Guerriero, also kindergarten; and Gia Triveri, a first-grader. Stadium
Drive Principal Jim Goske, center, said the school is grateful for Chengelis’ donation of a school science lab.

Dr. James Chengelis shows a solar-system model to Stadium Drive ...

Dr. James Chengelis shows a solar-system model to Stadium Drive Elementary students Sami DeFabio, a kindergarten student; Sean Guerriero, also kindergarten; and Gia Triveri, a first-grader. Stadium Drive Principal Jim Goske, center, said the school ...


Students from throughout the Mahoning Valley and western Pennsylvania participate in the Youngstown State University English Festival’s writing game. Groups of four or five students had to write a parody of one of the seven books they read for the 34th annual festival.

Students from throughout the Mahoning Valley and western Pennsylvania participate ...

Students from throughout the Mahoning Valley and western Pennsylvania participate in the Youngstown State University English Festival’s writing game. Groups of four or five students had to write a parody of one of the seven ...


Kyle Lowry and Katie McCooey

Kyle Lowry and Katie McCooey

Kyle Lowry and Katie McCooey


Daniel Bobo II and Brittany Ellis

Daniel Bobo II and Brittany Ellis

Daniel Bobo II and Brittany Ellis


Craig C. Giesy and Jamie C. Fiest

Craig C. Giesy and Jamie C. Fiest

Craig C. Giesy and Jamie C. Fiest


Katherine D'Amato and Christopher M. Melnik

Katherine D'Amato and Christopher M. Melnik

Katherine D'Amato and Christopher M. Melnik


Tyler Boyle and Rachel Stanwood

Tyler Boyle and Rachel Stanwood

Tyler Boyle and Rachel Stanwood


Margaret Yankle and Nicholas Kennedy

Margaret Yankle and Nicholas Kennedy

Margaret Yankle and Nicholas Kennedy


Madison Hefner, a sophomore at Austintown Fitch High School, secures the school’s monogram to a ceramic bowl. Hefner is one of several students and staff who helped make bowls for this year’s Souper Supper fundraiser. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Fitch, and all of the money raised will benefit township families in need.

Madison Hefner, a sophomore at Austintown Fitch High School, secures ...

Madison Hefner, a sophomore at Austintown Fitch High School, secures the school’s monogram to a ceramic bowl. Hefner is one of several students and staff who helped make bowls for this year’s Souper Supper fundraiser. ...


Partners Dr. Mark Elisco, left, John A. Jurko and Mark Masters sample a variety of Yankee Lake wine.

Partners Dr. Mark Elisco, left, John A. Jurko and Mark ...

Partners Dr. Mark Elisco, left, John A. Jurko and Mark Masters sample a variety of Yankee Lake wine.


Poland’s Amanda Kabetso (7) slides safely back to first base on a pick-off attempt by Girard during their game Tuesday in Girard. Indians first baseman Bryanna Jay reaches for the ball on the play.

Poland’s Amanda Kabetso (7) slides safely back to first base ...

Poland’s Amanda Kabetso (7) slides safely back to first base on a pick-off attempt by Girard during their game Tuesday in Girard. Indians first baseman Bryanna Jay reaches for the ball on the play.


Youngstown State’s Padriac Williams throws to first base for the double play after stepping on second base to
force out Akron’s Dan Burant during Tuesday’s game at Eastwood Field.

Youngstown State’s Padriac Williams throws to first base for the ...

Youngstown State’s Padriac Williams throws to first base for the double play after stepping on second base to force out Akron’s Dan Burant during Tuesday’s game at Eastwood Field.


Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and father, Tracy Martin, attend a House Judiciary Committee briefing on racial profiling and hate crimes on Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and father, Tracy Martin, attend ...

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and father, Tracy Martin, attend a House Judiciary Committee briefing on racial profiling and hate crimes on Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Minister Robert Reynolds of Bethel Church of God in Christ, Youngstown, discusses his plan for Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park.

Minister Robert Reynolds of Bethel Church of God in Christ, ...

Minister Robert Reynolds of Bethel Church of God in Christ, Youngstown, discusses his plan for Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park.


Atty. Gary J Rosati explains why the main section of Ponderosa Park wasn’t sold at a sheriff ’s sale Tuesday.
One section of the former country-music park sold for $700,000, nearly five times its appraised value.

Atty. Gary J Rosati explains why the main section of ...

Atty. Gary J Rosati explains why the main section of Ponderosa Park wasn’t sold at a sheriff ’s sale Tuesday. One section of the former country-music park sold for $700,000, nearly five times its appraised ...


The Youngstown Sports Grille’s last day in its South Avenue building is Saturday. “We’ll have a big going-away party with style. We have a lot to be proud of,” said owner Sean Pregibon, pictured here.

The Youngstown Sports Grille’s last day in its South Avenue ...

The Youngstown Sports Grille’s last day in its South Avenue building is Saturday. “We’ll have a big going-away party with style. We have a lot to be proud of,” said owner Sean Pregibon, pictured here.


Ohio State guard William Buford (44) tries to grab a rebound between Syracuse forwards C.J. Fair (5) and James
Southerland during the second half of the East Regional final game in the NCAA men’s college basketball
tournament Saturday in Boston.

Ohio State guard William Buford (44) tries to grab a ...

Ohio State guard William Buford (44) tries to grab a rebound between Syracuse forwards C.J. Fair (5) and James Southerland during the second half of the East Regional final game in the NCAA men’s college ...


Poland third baseman Conner Schultheis throws to first base during Monday’s game against Ursuline.

Poland third baseman Conner Schultheis throws to first base during ...

Poland third baseman Conner Schultheis throws to first base during Monday’s game against Ursuline.


After four years with the basketball team, YSU senior Ashen Ward (20) joined the football team on Monday. He is slated to play tight end for the Penguins and will have one season of eligibility.

After four years with the basketball team, YSU senior Ashen ...

After four years with the basketball team, YSU senior Ashen Ward (20) joined the football team on Monday. He is slated to play tight end for the Penguins and will have one season of eligibility.


Virgina Rice Smith, second from right, and her husband, Frank Smith, watch as St. Rose School students try out the new playground Monday. The school named the playground for the 37-year teacher after her husband made the highest bid for naming rights during the project’s fundraising auction.

Virgina Rice Smith, second from right, and her husband, Frank ...

Virgina Rice Smith, second from right, and her husband, Frank Smith, watch as St. Rose School students try out the new playground Monday. The school named the playground for the 37-year teacher after her husband ...


Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court presides over a meeting of local judges, court personnel and government offi cials concerning consolidation of Mahoning County’s lower courts at Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center. Seated behind her at Monday’s session is Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court presides ...

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court presides over a meeting of local judges, court personnel and government offi cials concerning consolidation of Mahoning County’s lower courts at Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center. ...


A John Deere Tractor Shovel, owned by Mike Coates Construction Co. of Niles, was stolen and used to
damage a vacant home in Niles. Police believe two men are involved in Monday’s early-morning rampage,
using the company’s tractor to destroy both commercial and residential property.

A John Deere Tractor Shovel, owned by Mike Coates Construction ...

A John Deere Tractor Shovel, owned by Mike Coates Construction Co. of Niles, was stolen and used to damage a vacant home in Niles. Police believe two men are involved in Monday’s early-morning rampage, using ...


Bob DeWitt, 62 and retired, works out in the clubhouse at Tremont Club in Hilliard, Ohio.

Bob DeWitt, 62 and retired, works out in the clubhouse ...

Bob DeWitt, 62 and retired, works out in the clubhouse at Tremont Club in Hilliard, Ohio.


Youngstown firefighters spray water to control a blaze at an industrial building on the city’s lower North Side. The department was busy Monday with two simultaneous fires, this fire at 837 Madison Ave. and a smaller fire at a house at 23 Hilton Ave.

Youngstown firefighters spray water to control a blaze at an ...

Youngstown firefighters spray water to control a blaze at an industrial building on the city’s lower North Side. The department was busy Monday with two simultaneous fires, this fire at 837 Madison Ave. and a ...


Steven Mientkiewicz and Tessa Baragona

Steven Mientkiewicz and Tessa Baragona

Steven Mientkiewicz and Tessa Baragona


Katie L. Mraz and Joseph A. Cirelli III

Katie L. Mraz and Joseph A. Cirelli III

Katie L. Mraz and Joseph A. Cirelli III


John R. Slipski Jr. and Cassandra M. Doinoff

John R. Slipski Jr. and Cassandra M. Doinoff

John R. Slipski Jr. and Cassandra M. Doinoff


Danielle Hubbell and Joseph Anthony

Danielle Hubbell and Joseph Anthony

Danielle Hubbell and Joseph Anthony


Jason Hazen and Stefanie LuBonovic

Jason Hazen and Stefanie LuBonovic

Jason Hazen and Stefanie LuBonovic


Mike Kubitza of Canfield talks about drainage problems at his home at 262 Fairview Drive. City officials say it will cost about $7.6 million to rectify the storm-water drainage issues.

Mike Kubitza of Canfield talks about drainage problems at his ...

Mike Kubitza of Canfield talks about drainage problems at his home at 262 Fairview Drive. City officials say it will cost about $7.6 million to rectify the storm-water drainage issues.


Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after winning Sunday’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in
Orlando, Fla. It is Woods’ first PGA win since 2009.

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after winning Sunday’s ...

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after winning Sunday’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla. It is Woods’ first PGA win since 2009.


Steve Newman, 51, of Hilliard, near Columbus, chose to get additional education after being laid off from his civil-engineering job three years ago. He’s among the growing number of people age 50 to 64 in Ohio and nationwide who have gone to college to retrain after a layoff. Newman is shown doing homework at his
dining-room table.

Steve Newman, 51, of Hilliard, near Columbus, chose to get ...

Steve Newman, 51, of Hilliard, near Columbus, chose to get additional education after being laid off from his civil-engineering job three years ago. He’s among the growing number of people age 50 to 64 in ...


The flowers at Mill Creek Park have bloomed a month early this year as a result of the extreme warm weather that has persisted in the area this spring and late winter. There could be a price to pay for the early warmth, however. The flowers could wilt and die faster as a result of the early heat.

The flowers at Mill Creek Park have bloomed a month ...

The flowers at Mill Creek Park have bloomed a month early this year as a result of the extreme warm weather that has persisted in the area this spring and late winter. There could be ...


Self-portrait of photographer William D. Lewis in a downtown window.

Self-portrait of photographer William D. Lewis in a downtown window.

Self-portrait of photographer William D. Lewis in a downtown window.


Man on the Monument reflected in Stambaugh Building windows.

Man on the Monument reflected in Stambaugh Building windows.

Man on the Monument reflected in Stambaugh Building windows.


First National Bank building reflected in PNC Bank building windows.

First National Bank building reflected in PNC Bank building windows.

First National Bank building reflected in PNC Bank building windows.


The YSU logo is reflected in Stambaugh Building window.

The YSU logo is reflected in Stambaugh Building window.

The YSU logo is reflected in Stambaugh Building window.


Reflection of the Home Savings tower in the PNC Bank building window on East Federal Street.

Reflection of the Home Savings tower in the PNC Bank ...

Reflection of the Home Savings tower in the PNC Bank building window on East Federal Street.


First National Bank building as reflected in Stambaugh Building windows.

First National Bank building as reflected in Stambaugh Building windows.

First National Bank building as reflected in Stambaugh Building windows.


Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) goes up for a shot against North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston (15) during the men’s NCAA Midwest Regional final Sunday in St. Louis. Taylor broke out of a slump to score 22 points and lead the second-seeded Jayhawks to the Final Four and date with Ohio State with an 80-67 victory over the top-seeded Tar Heels.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) goes up for a shot ...

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) goes up for a shot against North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston (15) during the men’s NCAA Midwest Regional final Sunday in St. Louis. Taylor broke out of a slump to ...


Went the Day Well, ridden by John Velazquez, crosses the finish line at the Spiral Stakes on Saturday at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., and qualifies for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Went the Day Well is the second horse owned by Team Valor, a consortium that includes Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan, that will make a Run for the Roses.

Went the Day Well, ridden by John Velazquez, crosses the ...

Went the Day Well, ridden by John Velazquez, crosses the finish line at the Spiral Stakes on Saturday at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., and qualifies for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Went the Day Well ...


Hilda Delaney, surrounded by family and balloons, recently celebrated her 101st birthday. A resident at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, Mrs. Delaney was born March 20, 1911, the oldest daughter in a family of seven children, and was primarily responsible for raising her six siblings. Only one sibling is still living. Later she worked for GE and a local pharmacy, holding down two jobs for most of her life to support her family. After retirement she became very involved with her grandchildren and was a volunteer for Mobile Meals. Delaney is a mother of three and has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Hilda Delaney, surrounded by family and balloons, recently celebrated her ...

Hilda Delaney, surrounded by family and balloons, recently celebrated her 101st birthday. A resident at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, Mrs. Delaney was born March 20, 1911, the oldest daughter in a family of ...


Audrey N. Davidson and Michael B. De La Garza

Audrey N. Davidson and Michael B. De La Garza

Audrey N. Davidson and Michael B. De La Garza


John A. Bizorik and Amanda J. Fraser

John A. Bizorik and Amanda J. Fraser

John A. Bizorik and Amanda J. Fraser


Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marshall

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marshall

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marshall


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Biska

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Barbara Florjancic and Mark Loomis

Barbara Florjancic and Mark Loomis

Barbara Florjancic and Mark Loomis


Candace Garcia and Jeffrey Rich

Candace Garcia and Jeffrey Rich

Candace Garcia and Jeffrey Rich


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Stephanie Houck and James Carmean

Stephanie Houck and James Carmean

Stephanie Houck and James Carmean


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Mariah Roberts, right, a junior at Austintown Fitch High School and a member of Interact Club, was chosen to represent the Rotary Club of Austintown in the district Four-Way Speech Contest on March 31 in North Canton. Her topic was charter schools as an education alternative. Her main challenge when she competes next against 20 other entries from district Rotary clubs will be to apply the principles of Rotary to a modern topic as a way to determine a proper course of action. Vince Colalucca, left, is Rotary vocational chairman.

Mariah Roberts, right, a junior at Austintown Fitch High School ...

Mariah Roberts, right, a junior at Austintown Fitch High School and a member of Interact Club, was chosen to represent the Rotary Club of Austintown in the district Four-Way Speech Contest on March 31 in ...


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Brant

Brant


Teutsch

Teutsch

Teutsch


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Janis L. Weldon and Michael P. Evatz

Janis L. Weldon and Michael P. Evatz

Janis L. Weldon and Michael P. Evatz


Kathleen Dragoman, left, and Anne V. Harpman, officers for the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, met with former Struthers Mayor Dan Mamula, who spoke at a recent membership meeting. Mamula is the manager of the Mahoning River Corridor Initiative.

Kathleen Dragoman, left, and Anne V. Harpman, officers for the ...

Kathleen Dragoman, left, and Anne V. Harpman, officers for the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, met with former Struthers Mayor Dan Mamula, who spoke at a recent membership meeting. Mamula is the manager ...


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Scheetz

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William Holmes McGuffey Elementary School second-graders Markeysha Dozier, 8, front, and from left, Jaci
Vittorio, 8; Myah Diana, 8; and Ranya Scott, 8, demonstrate a cheer they performed Thursday during lunch
to encourage older students to do well on the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests next month.

William Holmes McGuffey Elementary School second-graders Markeysha Dozier, 8, front, ...

William Holmes McGuffey Elementary School second-graders Markeysha Dozier, 8, front, and from left, Jaci Vittorio, 8; Myah Diana, 8; and Ranya Scott, 8, demonstrate a cheer they performed Thursday during lunch to encourage older students ...


Anthony, left, and Michael Ross, 18, of Canfield signed their appointment papers Thursday to attend the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point. The identical twins will report to the academy in July for six weeks of basic training before beginning their academic and military careers.

Anthony, left, and Michael Ross, 18, of Canfield signed their ...

Anthony, left, and Michael Ross, 18, of Canfield signed their appointment papers Thursday to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The identical twins will report to the academy in July for six weeks ...


Maggie Williams, far left, and her daughter, Reice Williams, spoke to The Vindicator near a drawing of the five children of Julius Williams, framed and surrounded byimages of Julius and his family. Julius was killed by his wife, Monique, in 2008. Mylah Arington, 3, stayed close to her mother as the child listened to stories about
the uncle she never got the chance to meet.

Maggie Williams, far left, and her daughter, Reice Williams, spoke ...

Maggie Williams, far left, and her daughter, Reice Williams, spoke to The Vindicator near a drawing of the five children of Julius Williams, framed and surrounded byimages of Julius and his family. Julius was killed ...


Terry McCluskey poses with friend and fellow runner Sarah Flament of Poland near Lanterman’s Mill at Mill Creek Park, which he says is his favorite place to train. McCluskey, 62, a native of Farrell, Pa., was named the Masters Division male runner of the year by the Road Runners Club of America.

Terry McCluskey poses with friend and fellow runner Sarah Flament ...

Terry McCluskey poses with friend and fellow runner Sarah Flament of Poland near Lanterman’s Mill at Mill Creek Park, which he says is his favorite place to train. McCluskey, 62, a native of Farrell, Pa., ...


Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger (0) shoots against Cincinnati defenders, including Dion Dixon (3) and
Justin Jackson (5), in the first half of Thursday’s East Regional semifinal in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in Boston. The Buckeyes pulled away from the Bearcats late in the second half for an 81-66 win.

Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger (0) shoots against Cincinnati defenders, ...

Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger (0) shoots against Cincinnati defenders, including Dion Dixon (3) and Justin Jackson (5), in the first half of Thursday’s East Regional semifinal in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in Boston. ...


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) will no longer be chasing down New York Giants wide receiver and Warren Harding grad Mario Manningham (82). The two officially became teammates Thursday when Manningham inked a two-year deal with the Niners.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) will no longer ...

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) will no longer be chasing down New York Giants wide receiver and Warren Harding grad Mario Manningham (82). The two officially became teammates Thursday when Manningham inked a ...


Lonny Fitzsimmons, a 911 dispatcher for Hubbard, keeps an eye on monitors connected to security cameras throughout the city. For the 2013 budget, the city is looking into options for cutting costs for 911 dispatching.

Lonny Fitzsimmons, a 911 dispatcher for Hubbard, keeps an eye ...

Lonny Fitzsimmons, a 911 dispatcher for Hubbard, keeps an eye on monitors connected to security cameras throughout the city. For the 2013 budget, the city is looking into options for cutting costs for 911 dispatching.


House Speaker John Boehner, right, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, exchange greetngs at the GOP headquarters in Boardman.

House Speaker John Boehner, right, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson ...

House Speaker John Boehner, right, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, exchange greetngs at the GOP headquarters in Boardman.


Jeffrey Rukas and Kristina Mines

Jeffrey Rukas and Kristina Mines

Jeffrey Rukas and Kristina Mines


Ken Pasco and Jessica Balassone

Ken Pasco and Jessica Balassone

Ken Pasco and Jessica Balassone


Youngstown State senior DT Aronde Stanton runs drills during practice Wednesday at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. It was the Penguins’ first spring practice and the first with new defensive coordinator Joe Tresey, who is night-and-day different than former DC Rick Kravitz.

Youngstown State senior DT Aronde Stanton runs drills during practice ...

Youngstown State senior DT Aronde Stanton runs drills during practice Wednesday at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium. It was the Penguins’ first spring practice and the first with new defensive coordinator Joe Tresey, who is night-and-day different ...


Ohio head coach John Groce embraces guard Walter Offutt (3) after the Bobcats’ 65-60 win over Michigan in Round 2 of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The Bobcats, who have become the tournament’s latest mid-major darlings, knocked off South Florida in Round 3 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1964. They face North Carolina on Friday.

Ohio head coach John Groce embraces guard Walter Offutt (3) ...

Ohio head coach John Groce embraces guard Walter Offutt (3) after the Bobcats’ 65-60 win over Michigan in Round 2 of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The Bobcats, who have become the ...


Austintown resident Ed Port, 41, poses with his cat, Spike, on the balcony of his apartment. Earlier this month, Port, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, underwent a third surgery to remove large tumors that covered much of his face.

Austintown resident Ed Port, 41, poses with his cat, Spike, ...

Austintown resident Ed Port, 41, poses with his cat, Spike, on the balcony of his apartment. Earlier this month, Port, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, underwent a third surgery to remove large tumors that covered much ...


Nikki Mehle, a Canfield High School graduate and a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has won a
prestigious award for her painting “Dinner Time,” which is shown here in the background.

Nikki Mehle, a Canfield High School graduate and a student ...

Nikki Mehle, a Canfield High School graduate and a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has won a prestigious award for her painting “Dinner Time,” which is shown here in the background.


A familiar fixture at Dorian Books, a used bookstore on Youngstown’s North Side, is Ernest Hemingway, a 28-pound, 8-year-old cat, adopted from a Columbus animal shelter. Ernie, named after the renowned novelist, is shown with his owner, Jack Peterson, bookstore co-owner.

A familiar fixture at Dorian Books, a used bookstore on ...

A familiar fixture at Dorian Books, a used bookstore on Youngstown’s North Side, is Ernest Hemingway, a 28-pound, 8-year-old cat, adopted from a Columbus animal shelter. Ernie, named after the renowned novelist, is shown with ...


Austintown Community Church Preschool Childcare Center will host its annual Trash & Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 in the upstairs auditorium of the Education Wing at Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road. Tables are available by contacting the preschool office at 330-793-1843 through March 28. There also will be a large variety of specialty basket raffles including lawn and garden; summer fun for kids; games and family fun; arts and crafts for kids; red, white and blue; and paws and claws. Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of developmentally appropriate classroom educational materials. For information call the office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the above number. Posing with specialty baskets are preschool students, from left, Abby Evans, Lee Eckonen and Jordan Corll.

Austintown Community Church Preschool Childcare Center will host its annual ...

Austintown Community Church Preschool Childcare Center will host its annual Trash & Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 in the upstairs auditorium of the Education Wing at Austintown Community Church, 242 ...


GFWC/Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League committee is planning the third annual Taste of Trumbull at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles. Guests will receive a “taste” of signature dishes provided by area chefs, caterers, restaurants and cooking entrepreneurs. There also will be door prizes, basket raffles, a 50-50 and entertainment by Wet Lemon & Brotha T. The event benefits the Life Enrichment Activities Program of Trumbull County and supports its summer camp enrichment program. Anyone interested in participating, donating an auction item or purchasing tickets for $25 can call Molly Halliday at 330-980-6641. Committee members are, from left, front row, Terri Crabs, Shelby McElravy, Peggy Boyd, Mary Lou Jarrett and Halliday, and, back row, Dorie Harris, Dorothy Sideropolis, Jane Kraysets, Kelli Pope and Cary Ann Koren.

GFWC/Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League committee is planning the third ...

GFWC/Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League committee is planning the third annual Taste of Trumbull at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles. Guests will receive a “taste” of signature dishes provided ...


Bogey’s Fishermen’s Platter

Bogey’s Fishermen’s Platter

Bogey’s Fishermen’s Platter


Jennifer Miller, education coordinator of Greater East Ohio Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association,
questions participants at a program Tuesday at Greenford Christian Church on solutions to everyday problems encountered by Alzheimer’s patients.

Jennifer Miller, education coordinator of Greater East Ohio Area Chapter ...

Jennifer Miller, education coordinator of Greater East Ohio Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, questions participants at a program Tuesday at Greenford Christian Church on solutions to everyday problems encountered by Alzheimer’s patients.


Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward wipes his eye while announcing his retirement from the NFL at the Steelers’ offices in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward wipes his eye while ...

Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward wipes his eye while announcing his retirement from the NFL at the Steelers’ offices in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.


LaBrae’s Peyton Aldridge, left, drives to the basket against Berkshire in a Division III tournament game.
Aldridge was named first team All-Ohio by the Associated Press on Tuesday.

LaBrae’s Peyton Aldridge, left, drives to the basket against Berkshire ...

LaBrae’s Peyton Aldridge, left, drives to the basket against Berkshire in a Division III tournament game. Aldridge was named first team All-Ohio by the Associated Press on Tuesday.


Ohio State coach Thad Matta gives instructions during the second half of an East Regional NCAA tournament thirdround game against Gonzaga in Pittsburgh.

Ohio State coach Thad Matta gives instructions during the second ...

Ohio State coach Thad Matta gives instructions during the second half of an East Regional NCAA tournament thirdround game against Gonzaga in Pittsburgh.


Jason Kokrak tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Transitions golf tournament in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Jason Kokrak tees off on the ninth hole during the ...

Jason Kokrak tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Transitions golf tournament in Palm Harbor, Fla.


President Barack Obama, left, holds up a bowl of shamrocks that was presented to him by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, during a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama, left, holds up a bowl of shamrocks ...

President Barack Obama, left, holds up a bowl of shamrocks that was presented to him by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, during a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room of the White ...


Ryan Berry, 6, a kindergartner at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown, shows off the money he would deposit Tuesday at PNC Bank in downtown Youngstown as part of the Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley’s I Can Save program. At 18, the students’ savings from I Can Save may be used to finance higher education, buy a home or start a small business.

Ryan Berry, 6, a kindergartner at Taft Elementary School in ...

Ryan Berry, 6, a kindergartner at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown, shows off the money he would deposit Tuesday at PNC Bank in downtown Youngstown as part of the Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley’s I ...


With the unseasonably warm weather, Parker Larson, 22 months, and his mother, Courtney, spent time at Fair
Park in Canfield enjoying the outdoors. It’s expected to be near 80 degrees today.

With the unseasonably warm weather, Parker Larson, 22 months, and ...

With the unseasonably warm weather, Parker Larson, 22 months, and his mother, Courtney, spent time at Fair Park in Canfield enjoying the outdoors. It’s expected to be near 80 degrees today.


Quarterback Peyton Manning has agreed to join the Denver Broncos and instructed his agent, Tom Condon, to work out the details of a contract agreement with the team.

Quarterback Peyton Manning has agreed to join the Denver Broncos ...

Quarterback Peyton Manning has agreed to join the Denver Broncos and instructed his agent, Tom Condon, to work out the details of a contract agreement with the team.


Gonzaga’s Elias Harris, left, has the ball batted away by Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith during the second half of Saturday’s NCAA tournament game. The Buckeyes are one of four teams from Ohio in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s tournament.

Gonzaga’s Elias Harris, left, has the ball batted away by ...

Gonzaga’s Elias Harris, left, has the ball batted away by Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith during the second half of Saturday’s NCAA tournament game. The Buckeyes are one of four teams from Ohio in the Sweet ...


Elaine Brye, of Winona, right, was asked to attend Wednesday’s White House state dinner by First Lady Michelle Obama. Brye sent the first lady a letter in December thanking her for her support of military families. Brye’s four children are service members.

Elaine Brye, of Winona, right, was asked to attend Wednesday’s ...

Elaine Brye, of Winona, right, was asked to attend Wednesday’s White House state dinner by First Lady Michelle Obama. Brye sent the first lady a letter in December thanking her for her support of military ...


Two prayers, “Prayer for the Sick” and “Caregivers’ Prayer,” composed by Sandra Lucas, regional director of spiritual care for Humility of Mary Health Partners, were selected this year by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for publication among its members.

Two prayers, “Prayer for the Sick” and “Caregivers’ Prayer,” composed ...

Two prayers, “Prayer for the Sick” and “Caregivers’ Prayer,” composed by Sandra Lucas, regional director of spiritual care for Humility of Mary Health Partners, were selected this year by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains ...


The main gate to the former Ponderosa Park in Goshen Township stands as a reminder of the park’s glory days in the 1980s and 1990s when country superstars would entertain regularly at the park’s pavilion. The pavilion and much of the park’s property today are dilapidated. The property will be up for sale at an auction 1:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the Mahoning County Courthouse.

The main gate to the former Ponderosa Park in Goshen ...

The main gate to the former Ponderosa Park in Goshen Township stands as a reminder of the park’s glory days in the 1980s and 1990s when country superstars would entertain regularly at the park’s pavilion. ...


The MetroPlex in Liberty has fallen behind in paying its taxes and water bills, officials say.

The MetroPlex in Liberty has fallen behind in paying its ...

The MetroPlex in Liberty has fallen behind in paying its taxes and water bills, officials say.


Holy Family School in Poland recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week in a really cool way. Fifth-grade students who enjoyed some time on the ice at The Ice Zone in Boardman are, from left to right, front row, Anthony Formichelli, Nico Marchionda, Angelina Sabatino, Aidan McDanel and Paige Brockway; middle row, Blake DelSignore, James Maruca, Stephen Babik, Katherine Kali and Jayda Benson; and back row, Luke Stoeber, Simone Izzo, Hannah Balash and Isabella Massaro-Suchora.

Holy Family School in Poland recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week ...

Holy Family School in Poland recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week in a really cool way. Fifth-grade students who enjoyed some time on the ice at The Ice Zone in Boardman are, from left to right, ...


As one of its literacy projects, the Struthers Rotary Club distributes more than 300 dictionaries to all fourth-grade students in Struthers, Campbell and Lowellville. The Dictionary Project was created to provide a dictionary to each student to help with schoolwork. Rotarians Mike Evanson, far right, and Tom Baringer stand with the entire fourth-grade classes of teachers Dave Olson and Michele Perry in Lowellville with their new dictionaries.

As one of its literacy projects, the Struthers Rotary Club ...

As one of its literacy projects, the Struthers Rotary Club distributes more than 300 dictionaries to all fourth-grade students in Struthers, Campbell and Lowellville. The Dictionary Project was created to provide a dictionary to each ...


Photo by William D. Lewis | The Vindicator: Mahoning Garden Club was organized in 1927 and current members are celebrating its 85th anniversary. Seated, from left to right, are Joyce Cervone of Boardman, vice president; Barbara Wigle, Youngstown; Mary Jane Harbison, Hubbard; Frances Kupec, Youngstown; JoAnn Ziemianski, Boardman; and Marian Glover, Youngstown. Standing are Carol Bigelow, Youngstown; Barbara Anzivino, Youngstown; Jo-Ann Kaschak, Canfield; Marilyn Chiu, Canfield; Joanne Lewis of Hubbard, president; Delores Didden of Canfield, treasurer; Mary Ann Anderson, Canfield; and Dorothy DeChicco of Canfield, secretary. Absent from the picture are Wayla Agee, Youngstown; Bea Armbrecht (associate member), Collingwood, Ontario; Lois Boulis, Canfield; Sharyn Fees, Poland; Laura Mastro, Austintown; and Judy Malone, Poland.

Photo by William D. Lewis | The Vindicator: Mahoning Garden ...

Photo by William D. Lewis | The Vindicator: Mahoning Garden Club was organized in 1927 and current members are celebrating its 85th anniversary. Seated, from left to right, are Joyce Cervone of Boardman, vice president; ...


Maggie Koval of Youngstown cuddles with Neptune, one of the dogs at the Mahoning County Dog Pound. Koval is one of the volunteers who walk the pound’s pups, providing exercise and fresh air for the animals.

Maggie Koval of Youngstown cuddles with Neptune, one of the ...

Maggie Koval of Youngstown cuddles with Neptune, one of the dogs at the Mahoning County Dog Pound. Koval is one of the volunteers who walk the pound’s pups, providing exercise and fresh air for the ...


Ohio guard Walter Offutt celebrates the Bobcats’ 62-56 win over the South Florida Bulls in Round 3 of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Offutt posted a game-high 21 points for Ohio, which faces North Carolina on Friday.

Ohio guard Walter Offutt celebrates the Bobcats’ 62-56 win over ...

Ohio guard Walter Offutt celebrates the Bobcats’ 62-56 win over the South Florida Bulls in Round 3 of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Offutt posted a game-high 21 points for Ohio, ...


Youngstown State’s Marcus Heath raises his arms in celebration after driving in the tying run in the bottom of
the ninth inning during Sunday’s game against Horizon League rival Milwuakee at Eastwood Field in Niles. The
Penguins defeated the Panthers, 4-3, in 11 innings.

Youngstown State’s Marcus Heath raises his arms in celebration after ...

Youngstown State’s Marcus Heath raises his arms in celebration after driving in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game against Horizon League rival Milwuakee at Eastwood Field in Niles. ...


A customer talks with an Apple worker, in blue, at an Apple store on the first day of the launch of the new iPad, in San Francisco. A research firm that has taken apart a new iPad says it’s more expensive to make than the previous version was when it launched a year ago. The tablet’s retail price is the same, so that means Apple is making less from each sale. Since the first iPad, Apple has been pricing the tablet aggressively, making it hard for competitors to match its features for the same price.

A customer talks with an Apple worker, in blue, at ...

A customer talks with an Apple worker, in blue, at an Apple store on the first day of the launch of the new iPad, in San Francisco. A research firm that has taken apart a ...


Chemo patient Donnie Eisenbraun, 5, of Southington gets treatment at Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley.

Chemo patient Donnie Eisenbraun, 5, of Southington gets treatment at ...

Chemo patient Donnie Eisenbraun, 5, of Southington gets treatment at Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley.


Kataryna Flasher, 6, of Youngstown, above, watches the palm-weaver demonstration during the Polish Easter Traditions Workshop and Celebration on Sunday.

Kataryna Flasher, 6, of Youngstown, above, watches the palm-weaver demonstration ...

Kataryna Flasher, 6, of Youngstown, above, watches the palm-weaver demonstration during the Polish Easter Traditions Workshop and Celebration on Sunday.


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR: The Garden Forum of the Greater Youngstown Area is preparing for its annual spring luncheon and fashion show in April. Committee members, from left, Louella Friend of Moccasin Garden Club; Charlene Flesch, second vice president of the Garden Forum; and, far right, Garden Forum President Mary Shall, stand with Kim Ahladis of Coldwater Creek outside the clothing store at the Eastwood Mall. The store is presenting the fashion show at the event.

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR: The Garden Forum of ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR: The Garden Forum of the Greater Youngstown Area is preparing for its annual spring luncheon and fashion show in April. Committee members, from left, Louella Friend of Moccasin Garden ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Mom and daughter  Miranda Keck  from Jackson Milton  Elementary  shares a laugh with her mom Kim as Ki puts on the sash before The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Mom and daughter Miranda ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Mom and daughter Miranda Keck from Jackson Milton Elementary shares a laugh with her mom Kim as Ki puts on the sash before The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES   Bronx (ok) Teague of Akiva Academy -The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Bronx ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Bronx (ok) Teague of Akiva Academy -The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Can you spell DOUBLE - yes  Mrs Kim Fisk a teacher at Austintown Fitch middle school brought her twins with her to watch the two Austintown spellers . twins are 10 months Mya (ok) and Riley --The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Can you spell DOUBLE ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Can you spell DOUBLE - yes Mrs Kim Fisk a teacher at Austintown Fitch middle school brought her twins with her to watch the two Austintown spellers . twins ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Tessa Durrett of Struthers Elementary  studied  just before the start of The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Tessa Durrett of Struthers ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Tessa Durrett of Struthers Elementary studied just before the start of The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..I SPELL --  Greg and Andrew Rossi  work their I Pad - as  THE BEE went on Andrew last appeared in 2010  ( his fourth time)The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..I SPELL -- Greg ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..I SPELL -- Greg and Andrew Rossi work their I Pad - as THE BEE went on Andrew last appeared in 2010 ( his fourth time)The 79th Regional Spelling ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges Rev Lewis Macklin - Leslie Kiske and Margie Rodriquez - listen to a word to be sure the word was corectly spelled at The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges Rev Lewis Macklin ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges Rev Lewis Macklin - Leslie Kiske and Margie Rodriquez - listen to a word to be sure the word was corectly spelled at The 79th Regional Spelling Bee ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  Seth Little  Stambaugh Charter Academy - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Seth ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Seth Little Stambaugh Charter Academy - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Third place finisher Megan Winters pauses as she spells a word -  The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Third place finisher Megan ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Third place finisher Megan Winters pauses as she spells a word - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Second and First Place winners Tamsin Day and Max Lee -  The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Second and First Place ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Second and First Place winners Tamsin Day and Max Lee - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - Winner and Champ The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - Winner ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - Winner and Champ The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  Kali Jordan-DeBruin - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Kali ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Kali Jordan-DeBruin - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES   Bobby Jefferson P Ross Berry Academy--The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Bobby ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Bobby Jefferson P Ross Berry Academy--The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the ...


Second Place winner gets the trophy from  Judge Leslie Kiske -  Second Place winner is Tamsin Day of Willow Creek Learning Center

Second Place winner gets the trophy from Judge Leslie Kiske ...

Second Place winner gets the trophy from Judge Leslie Kiske - Second Place winner is Tamsin Day of Willow Creek Learning Center


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  Morgan Smith of Kirkmere elementary - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Morgan ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Morgan Smith of Kirkmere elementary - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - Eric Schumacher of St Joseph & Immaculate Heart of Mary - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - Eric Schumacher of St Joseph & Immaculate Heart of Mary - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Fatherly advice as  Brian Teague gives some pointers to his son  Bronx (ok) Teague  between rounds at The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Fatherly advice as Brian ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Fatherly advice as Brian Teague gives some pointers to his son Bronx (ok) Teague between rounds at The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  - Mia Bordonaro - Ohio  Virtual Academy --The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - Mia Bordonaro - Ohio Virtual Academy --The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..I ARM -  Max Lee from Canfield Village Middle School  uses his forearm to visual words as he spelled them -  He eventually won the bee-.The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..I ARM - Max ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..I ARM - Max Lee from Canfield Village Middle School uses his forearm to visual words as he spelled them - He eventually won the bee-.The 79th Regional Spelling ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Happy Dad Happy Mom Happy Video -   Jim and Kanae (ok) Ervin smile and video their son  Kazzi Ervn from Springfield Local Intermediat e.The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Happy Dad Happy Mom ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Happy Dad Happy Mom Happy Video - Jim and Kanae (ok) Ervin smile and video their son Kazzi Ervn from Springfield Local Intermediat e.The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --.. Jacob Stellers from South Range Middle School -- as he spelled his first word  at The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.. Jacob Stellers from ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.. Jacob Stellers from South Range Middle School -- as he spelled his first word at The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU ...


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Lawrence Kozlowski will demonstrate Polish folk art and present hands-on workshops Sunday at the former Our Lady Of Hungary Church hall, where the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle will present Swieconka, a free celebration of Polish Easter traditions, from noon to 5 p.m.

Lawrence Kozlowski will demonstrate Polish folk art and present hands-on ...

Lawrence Kozlowski will demonstrate Polish folk art and present hands-on workshops Sunday at the former Our Lady Of Hungary Church hall, where the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle will present Swieconka, a free celebration of Polish ...


State Rep. Craig Newbold recently presented an acknowledgement from the Ohio House of Representatives to Whispering Pines Village, an assisted and independent living center in Columbiana, for its 2011 deficiency-free survey. From left are Sandy Havlin, activity director; Jeni Razo, LPN/resident care director; Roseanne Schwartz, owner; Richard Schwartz, owner; Newbold; Robert Schwartz, CEO; Lisa Schwartz, hospitality; Maryann Channell, office manager; Pam Kerrigan, admission/marketing; and Jack Nordquist, NHA, administrator.

State Rep. Craig Newbold recently presented an acknowledgement from the ...

State Rep. Craig Newbold recently presented an acknowledgement from the Ohio House of Representatives to Whispering Pines Village, an assisted and independent living center in Columbiana, for its 2011 deficiency-free survey. From left are Sandy ...


Jenna M. Gorsky and Jason Colatruglio

Jenna M. Gorsky and Jason Colatruglio

Jenna M. Gorsky and Jason Colatruglio


Michael Delia and Megan Fiedorczyk

Michael Delia and Megan Fiedorczyk

Michael Delia and Megan Fiedorczyk


Raelyn N. Romito and Brian C. Deuley

Raelyn N. Romito and Brian C. Deuley

Raelyn N. Romito and Brian C. Deuley


Volunteers of the Alzheimer Network organization are busy sorting and organizing donations to its eighth annual charity auction that will take place March 24 at Avion on the Water in Canfield. Shown from left are Mary Ann Frank, Velma Crawley, Dorothy Barto and Carmela Guy. Tickets to the event are available at the group’s office at 330-788-9744.

Volunteers of the Alzheimer Network organization are busy sorting and ...

Volunteers of the Alzheimer Network organization are busy sorting and organizing donations to its eighth annual charity auction that will take place March 24 at Avion on the Water in Canfield. Shown from left are ...


Loyola of Maryland’s Shane Walker, left, guards Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger during their game Thursday in the second round of the 2012 NCAA basketball championship at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Buckeyes bounced the Greyhounds, 78-59, and will face Gonzaga on Saturday.

Loyola of Maryland’s Shane Walker, left, guards Ohio State’s Jared ...

Loyola of Maryland’s Shane Walker, left, guards Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger during their game Thursday in the second round of the 2012 NCAA basketball championship at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Buckeyes bounced the ...


Chuck Simon of Salem, an actor originally from Youngstown, dresses up and shows off CDs for purchase from the band Brady’s Leap. The group played a set Thursday at the Kravitz Deli St. Patrick’s Kick Off Celebration in
Liberty.

Chuck Simon of Salem, an actor originally from Youngstown, dresses ...

Chuck Simon of Salem, an actor originally from Youngstown, dresses up and shows off CDs for purchase from the band Brady’s Leap. The group played a set Thursday at the Kravitz Deli St. Patrick’s Kick ...


Jordan Sapp (10) of Struthers shoots over Mentor Lake Catholic defenders Mark Baniewciz (4) and Mike Whalen
(12) during the Division II regional semifinal on Thursday at Canton Civic Center. Sapp scored a game-high 26
points for the Wildcats, who fell to the Cougars, 68-39.

Jordan Sapp (10) of Struthers shoots over Mentor Lake Catholic ...

Jordan Sapp (10) of Struthers shoots over Mentor Lake Catholic defenders Mark Baniewciz (4) and Mike Whalen (12) during the Division II regional semifinal on Thursday at Canton Civic Center. Sapp scored a game-high 26 ...


A brine-injection well owned by D&L Energy Inc. in Youngstown halted operations after a series of small earthquakes.

A brine-injection well owned by D&L Energy Inc. in Youngstown ...

A brine-injection well owned by D&L Energy Inc. in Youngstown halted operations after a series of small earthquakes.


Youngstown condemned the A-1 Parking garage on West Boardman Street downtown Thursday because of structural problems.

Youngstown condemned the A-1 Parking garage on West Boardman Street ...

Youngstown condemned the A-1 Parking garage on West Boardman Street downtown Thursday because of structural problems.


Jay Jakovina of Austintown Fitch High School goes into Saturday’s state indoor track meet in Akron with the best qualifying height in Ohio: 6-foot-10, which is four inches better than any other in Division I.

Jay Jakovina of Austintown Fitch High School goes into Saturday’s ...

Jay Jakovina of Austintown Fitch High School goes into Saturday’s state indoor track meet in Akron with the best qualifying height in Ohio: 6-foot-10, which is four inches better than any other in Division I.


Boardman White Inc. “executives” Matthew Zook, left, Andrew Ripple and Betsy Bresnahan, seniors at Boardman High School, with their coach Melissa Payne, try to market their product in a diffi cult economy. They were among high-school seniors competing Thursday in the Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley’s third annual Titan Business Challenge at Williamson College of Business Administration, Youngstown State University.

Boardman White Inc. “executives” Matthew Zook, left, Andrew Ripple and ...

Boardman White Inc. “executives” Matthew Zook, left, Andrew Ripple and Betsy Bresnahan, seniors at Boardman High School, with their coach Melissa Payne, try to market their product in a diffi cult economy. They were among ...


Kayla Theisler, 16, of Lowellville picks up tissue paper during the first “The Hunger Games” challenge at the Poland Branch library. Kayla and the rest of the designers had to choose random materials and design an outfit based on the 12 districts from the book.

Kayla Theisler, 16, of Lowellville picks up tissue paper during ...

Kayla Theisler, 16, of Lowellville picks up tissue paper during the first “The Hunger Games” challenge at the Poland Branch library. Kayla and the rest of the designers had to choose random materials and design ...


Leaders in the local medical community were honored and event attendees raised $193,000 for cardiac research at the American Heart Associations’s 2012 Heart Ball 
on Feb. 11. Local 2012 Heart Child, 6-year-old Alexa Kucher, and her family spoke about the importance of continued pediatric research. Each year, more than 30,000 babies are born with a heart defect. Congenital heart defects take the lives of more children of less than 
1 year than any other single birth defect. Since 2003, 
the AHA has re-energized its commitment to raising 
research dollars for children’s heart health. Attendees 
included, left to right, 21 WFMJ-TV anchor Lauren 
Lindvig, Scott Landy and 2012 Heart Ball Chairwoman Rachel Barber.

Leaders in the local medical community were honored and event ...

Leaders in the local medical community were honored and event attendees raised $193,000 for cardiac research at the American Heart Associations’s 2012 Heart Ball on Feb. 11. Local 2012 Heart Child, 6-year-old Alexa Kucher, and ...


The sign for Westworth Village in North Central Texas bears the logo of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., the second-largest producer of natural gas in America.

The sign for Westworth Village in North Central Texas bears ...

The sign for Westworth Village in North Central Texas bears the logo of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., the second-largest producer of natural gas in America.


Deborah Rogers, a Westworth Village resident, walks toward a nearby gas well with two of her baby goats, George, left, and Blossom.

Deborah Rogers, a Westworth Village resident, walks toward a nearby ...

Deborah Rogers, a Westworth Village resident, walks toward a nearby gas well with two of her baby goats, George, left, and Blossom.


Jack Edmondson, left and Ken Morgan, right, of Fort Worth, along with a handful of friends, enjoyed dinner Wednesday night at Cattlemen's Steakhouse in the city's Historic Stockyards District. The group gets together weekly to discuss the area's hot topics, which often consist of the Barnett Shale, a major natural-gas geologic formation. Wednesday's topic focused on natural-gas vehicles.

Jack Edmondson, left and Ken Morgan, right, of Fort Worth, ...

Jack Edmondson, left and Ken Morgan, right, of Fort Worth, along with a handful of friends, enjoyed dinner Wednesday night at Cattlemen's Steakhouse in the city's Historic Stockyards District. The group gets together weekly to ...


Warren Harding’s Rasaun Smith thumps his chest as he walks off the court after the Raiders defeated Mentor in the Division I regional final Wednesday at Cleveland State University. With 19 seconds left to play, Smith got Mentor’s Justin Fritts, background, to lose control of the ball, which he then snatched away and converted for a bucket to give the Raiders the lead and 57-54 win.

Warren Harding’s Rasaun Smith thumps his chest as he walks ...

Warren Harding’s Rasaun Smith thumps his chest as he walks off the court after the Raiders defeated Mentor in the Division I regional final Wednesday at Cleveland State University. With 19 seconds left to play, ...


Ron Rogers of Springfield tries to evade Chanel’s Brionne Duke (2) during the Division III regional semifinal
Wednesday at Canton Memorial Fieldhouse. The Firebirds were too much for the Tigers, who lost 55-37.

Ron Rogers of Springfield tries to evade Chanel’s Brionne Duke ...

Ron Rogers of Springfield tries to evade Chanel’s Brionne Duke (2) during the Division III regional semifinal Wednesday at Canton Memorial Fieldhouse. The Firebirds were too much for the Tigers, who lost 55-37.


Struthers basketball players, including Austin Grewe, front, practice at Struthers High School. The Wildcats face Mentor Lake Catholic in the Division II regional semifinal tonight at Canton Civic Center.

Struthers basketball players, including Austin Grewe, front, practice at Struthers ...

Struthers basketball players, including Austin Grewe, front, practice at Struthers High School. The Wildcats face Mentor Lake Catholic in the Division II regional semifinal tonight at Canton Civic Center.


Jacob Scolville, a fourth-grader at E.J. Blott Elementary in Liberty, mixes his own batch of slime in the gymnasium. On Wednesday, the Center on Science Industry’s traveling exhibit called “It’s Simple Chemistry” brought hands-on science activities to the students.

Jacob Scolville, a fourth-grader at E.J. Blott Elementary in Liberty, ...

Jacob Scolville, a fourth-grader at E.J. Blott Elementary in Liberty, mixes his own batch of slime in the gymnasium. On Wednesday, the Center on Science Industry’s traveling exhibit called “It’s Simple Chemistry” brought hands-on science ...


Damona Walker says she won’t return to her South Side Youngstown home until police catch the two men who pulled a gun on her and her children.

Damona Walker says she won’t return to her South Side ...

Damona Walker says she won’t return to her South Side Youngstown home until police catch the two men who pulled a gun on her and her children.


Cierra Gordon, 10, of Austintown holds her breath as white powder is applied to her face to look the part of a mime.

Cierra Gordon, 10, of Austintown holds her breath as white ...

Cierra Gordon, 10, of Austintown holds her breath as white powder is applied to her face to look the part of a mime.


NewsOutlet Student Editor Doug Livingston, left, interviews Sean Nagel Mueller, 27, of Victoria, Texas. Mueller was flying home  after working his regular two-week stint with an oil company in Pennsylvania.

NewsOutlet Student Editor Doug Livingston, left, interviews Sean Nagel Mueller, ...

NewsOutlet Student Editor Doug Livingston, left, interviews Sean Nagel Mueller, 27, of Victoria, Texas. Mueller was flying home after working his regular two-week stint with an oil company in Pennsylvania.


Third-grade students in Tina Takash’s class at St. Patrick School in Hubbard stepped back in time to honor black history month. Each one researched a famous person in history and presented a report, while dressed as that person, to classmates, family and younger students. Shown in costume are, left to right, seated, Audra Chumley, Mia Perisa, Claire Riffle, Bri’Aja Pritchard, Kelly Novellos, Gavin Esposito and Michael Anderson. Standing are Lauren Ladd, Elizabeth Chrobak, Jeffry Hazy, Robert Mild, Joe Madeline, Daniel Rosser, Daniel Jacobs and Keilen Jacobs.

Third-grade students in Tina Takash’s class at St. Patrick School ...

Third-grade students in Tina Takash’s class at St. Patrick School in Hubbard stepped back in time to honor black history month. Each one researched a famous person in history and presented a report, while dressed ...


Alex R. Oles and Cassie A. Mosure

Alex R. Oles and Cassie A. Mosure

Alex R. Oles and Cassie A. Mosure


Penn-Ohio Polka Pals, an organization of 40 professional musicians dedicated to the preservation of their ethnic musical heritage, celebrated Feb. 21 with their 10th annual Puczski Mardi Gras dance at Kuzman’s Lounge in Girard. Polka Pals received $2,000 in cash and gifts. The donations will be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Polka Pals vice president and chairman of the affair Ed Vallus, at left, and Larry Moffett, manager of Kuzman’s, hold a mock check for $2,000.

Penn-Ohio Polka Pals, an organization of 40 professional musicians dedicated ...

Penn-Ohio Polka Pals, an organization of 40 professional musicians dedicated to the preservation of their ethnic musical heritage, celebrated Feb. 21 with their 10th annual Puczski Mardi Gras dance at Kuzman’s Lounge in Girard. Polka ...


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Emily Carlson (14) of Lowellville has been named to the Associated Press All-Ohio first team in girls basketball for Division IV. She averaged 14.7 points per game for the Rockets.

Emily Carlson (14) of Lowellville has been named to the ...

Emily Carlson (14) of Lowellville has been named to the Associated Press All-Ohio first team in girls basketball for Division IV. She averaged 14.7 points per game for the Rockets.


Betsy Casgrain, a resident at Shepherd of the Valley-Poland, receives physical therapy on an exercise bicycle from Circle Rehabilitation physical therapist Ryan McElhinney (not shown). Shepherd of the Valley has opened an on-site outpatient rehabilitation center in conjunction with Circle Rehab.

Betsy Casgrain, a resident at Shepherd of the Valley-Poland, receives ...

Betsy Casgrain, a resident at Shepherd of the Valley-Poland, receives physical therapy on an exercise bicycle from Circle Rehabilitation physical therapist Ryan McElhinney (not shown). Shepherd of the Valley has opened an on-site outpatient rehabilitation ...


Jillian and Ken Blair, left, Brian S. Koniowsky, brewmaster, and Brian J. Koniowsky make up the small team at Rust Belt Brewing in Youngstown.

Jillian and Ken Blair, left, Brian S. Koniowsky, brewmaster, and ...

Jillian and Ken Blair, left, Brian S. Koniowsky, brewmaster, and Brian J. Koniowsky make up the small team at Rust Belt Brewing in Youngstown.


Rashid Gaston (50) of Warren Harding is averaging 13 points and nine rebounds per game, both team-highs, as the Raiders prepare to play Mentor tonight in the regional tournament.

Rashid Gaston (50) of Warren Harding is averaging 13 points ...

Rashid Gaston (50) of Warren Harding is averaging 13 points and nine rebounds per game, both team-highs, as the Raiders prepare to play Mentor tonight in the regional tournament.


Howland’s Taylor Williams (24) and Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora earned All-Ohio basketball honors on Monday. Mangapora was named to the first team in Division II, and Williams was selected to the second team in Division I. Nine area players received honors.

Howland’s Taylor Williams (24) and Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora earned All-Ohio ...

Howland’s Taylor Williams (24) and Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora earned All-Ohio basketball honors on Monday. Mangapora was named to the first team in Division II, and Williams was selected to the second team in Division I. ...


Springfield basketball seniors Ryan Stacy, left, and Tommy Mastran were in third grade the last time the Tigers won a district title. They will try to help the Tigers defeat Bedford Chanel in Wednesday’s Division III regional
final at the Canton Fieldhouse.

Springfield basketball seniors Ryan Stacy, left, and Tommy Mastran were ...

Springfield basketball seniors Ryan Stacy, left, and Tommy Mastran were in third grade the last time the Tigers won a district title. They will try to help the Tigers defeat Bedford Chanel in Wednesday’s Division ...


Emilia Aaey and Gabriella Elsay, both fourth-graders at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield, play with a mixture of corn starch and water during a science day at school. The kids were asked to predict whether the mixture, which they called “Oobeck,” would bounce more on the speaker if the frequency was turned up high or down low.

Emilia Aaey and Gabriella Elsay, both fourth-graders at Hilltop Elementary ...

Emilia Aaey and Gabriella Elsay, both fourth-graders at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield, play with a mixture of corn starch and water during a science day at school. The kids were asked to predict whether the ...


Brian Tidings, a worker with the Mahoning County Engineer’s office, tries to keep up with spring tasks by filling potholes with cold patch on Mahoning Avenue in North Jackson. County engineer employees have been busy fi lling potholes instead of plowing snow and salting roads, thanks to a mild winter season.

Brian Tidings, a worker with the Mahoning County Engineer’s office, ...

Brian Tidings, a worker with the Mahoning County Engineer’s office, tries to keep up with spring tasks by filling potholes with cold patch on Mahoning Avenue in North Jackson. County engineer employees have been busy ...


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The American Cancer Society will present its sixth annual Cattle Baron’s Ball on March 24. To be honored this year are, from left to right, cancer survivor Glenn Stevens, 21 WFMJ-TV newscaster; 
Dr. Chander Kohli; and cancer survivor Donna Detwiler.

The American Cancer Society will present its sixth annual Cattle ...

The American Cancer Society will present its sixth annual Cattle Baron’s Ball on March 24. To be honored this year are, from left to right, cancer survivor Glenn Stevens, 21 WFMJ-TV newscaster; Dr. Chander Kohli; ...


More than 800 junior high wrestlers competed Saturday and Sunday in the state tournament at the Covelli Centre. Saturday’s action drew a sellout crowd.

More than 800 junior high wrestlers competed Saturday and Sunday ...

More than 800 junior high wrestlers competed Saturday and Sunday in the state tournament at the Covelli Centre. Saturday’s action drew a sellout crowd.


Michigan State forward Draymond Green (23) grabs a rebound against Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas (1) in the Men’s NCAA Big Ten Conference basketball final Sunday in Indianapolis. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes, 68-64, for their first Big Ten title since 2000.

Michigan State forward Draymond Green (23) grabs a rebound against ...

Michigan State forward Draymond Green (23) grabs a rebound against Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas (1) in the Men’s NCAA Big Ten Conference basketball final Sunday in Indianapolis. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes, 68-64, for ...


Trader Thomas Kay, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

Trader Thomas Kay, left, works on the floor of the ...

Trader Thomas Kay, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.


Struthers senior guard Jake Jacubec has a simple, well-defined role with the Wildcats: score a boatload of points, which he did in the Division II district final Saturday against Poland. Jacubec scored 23 points — 15 in the first quarter — to propel the ’Cats to the regional semifinal on Thursday.

Struthers senior guard Jake Jacubec has a simple, well-defined role ...

Struthers senior guard Jake Jacubec has a simple, well-defined role with the Wildcats: score a boatload of points, which he did in the Division II district final Saturday against Poland. Jacubec scored 23 points — ...


Working with the horse’s legs is a constant and daily work for Andy Rickert of Berlin Center as he rubs down a horse with liniment and alcohol before wrapping the legs after a workout.

Working with the horse’s legs is a constant and daily ...

Working with the horse’s legs is a constant and daily work for Andy Rickert of Berlin Center as he rubs down a horse with liniment and alcohol before wrapping the legs after a workout.


Andrew Moran, 5, of Boardman snacks on cotton candy during Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marched on north Market Street in Boardman.

Andrew Moran, 5, of Boardman snacks on cotton candy during ...

Andrew Moran, 5, of Boardman snacks on cotton candy during Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marched on north Market Street in Boardman.


Pete Kenworthy, manager of media relations for Chesapeake Energy Corp., holds two jars of water. The first, on the left, contains produced water from the fracking process. The jar on the right contains treated water that will be reused at another well.

Pete Kenworthy, manager of media relations for Chesapeake Energy Corp., ...

Pete Kenworthy, manager of media relations for Chesapeake Energy Corp., holds two jars of water. The first, on the left, contains produced water from the fracking process. The jar on the right contains treated water ...


Shannon Gallagher of Garrettsville proudly shows off the men’s Western-style shirt she designed. Wrangler will produce and sell her design, beginning it its Christmas 2012 catalog. Gallagher is in her fifth year as a fashion merchandising major at Kent State University. For more about KSU’s Fashion School, visit www.kent.edu/artscollege/fashion.

Shannon Gallagher of Garrettsville proudly shows off the men’s Western-style ...

Shannon Gallagher of Garrettsville proudly shows off the men’s Western-style shirt she designed. Wrangler will produce and sell her design, beginning it its Christmas 2012 catalog. Gallagher is in her fifth year as a fashion ...


Robert Ford Herron and Mary Blair Murphy

Robert Ford Herron and Mary Blair Murphy

Robert Ford Herron and Mary Blair Murphy


Lauren Mozzy and Chance Walton

Lauren Mozzy and Chance Walton

Lauren Mozzy and Chance Walton


Lacey Nicole Chandler and Kenneth G. Wilson

Lacey Nicole Chandler and Kenneth G. Wilson

Lacey Nicole Chandler and Kenneth G. Wilson


Robert Sovesky and Karla Harvey

Robert Sovesky and Karla Harvey

Robert Sovesky and Karla Harvey


Jordan E. Zamary and Jessica M. Griswold

Jordan E. Zamary and Jessica M. Griswold

Jordan E. Zamary and Jessica M. Griswold


Mark Hunsicker II and Jenifer Boor

Mark Hunsicker II and Jenifer Boor

Mark Hunsicker II and Jenifer Boor


Dr. Jeffrey W. Kempe and Erica B. Antonucci

Dr. Jeffrey W. Kempe and Erica B. Antonucci

Dr. Jeffrey W. Kempe and Erica B. Antonucci


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Danks

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Danks

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Danks


Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Evans


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haines

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haines

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haines


Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pedaline

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pedaline

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pedaline


JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR: The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will present a young people’s concert “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing” at Powers Auditorium on March 22. The Women’s Committee for Children’s Concerts is planning the event. Members are, in back row, left to right: Nellie Drevna, Jan Szalma, Joanne Cutter, Carol Fithian, Lois Klein and Dorothy Tesner. In front, left to right: Judy Graziano, Alice Citano, Fran DeSimone, Amy Sposato and Kathlene Mecak.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR: The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR: The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will present a young people’s concert “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing” at Powers Auditorium on March 22. The Women’s ...


Ryan J. Mistovich and Huanan Li

Ryan J. Mistovich and Huanan Li

Ryan J. Mistovich and Huanan Li


Dustin Shamp tries to sample a bite of fish from his fiancée, DeAnna Hardwick, of Poland at the weekly fish fry at the Youngstown Maennerchor on Mahoning Avenue. The couple has been coming to the dinners for years.

Dustin Shamp tries to sample a bite of fish from ...

Dustin Shamp tries to sample a bite of fish from his fiancée, DeAnna Hardwick, of Poland at the weekly fish fry at the Youngstown Maennerchor on Mahoning Avenue. The couple has been coming to the ...


Job seekers stand in line during the Career Expo job fair Wednesday in Portland, Ore. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the highest level since January.

Job seekers stand in line during the Career Expo job ...

Job seekers stand in line during the Career Expo job fair Wednesday in Portland, Ore. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the highest level since ...


Four area players who led their teams to a berth in a district championship game or an unbeaten season were named as players of the year on the Associated Press’ Northeast Inland District basketball team. They are Canfi eld’s Sabrina Mangapora, top, and at left, LaBrae’s Peyton Aldridge, Struthers’ Jake Jacubec and Lowellville’s
Emily Carlson.

Four area players who led their teams to a berth ...

Four area players who led their teams to a berth in a district championship game or an unbeaten season were named as players of the year on the Associated Press’ Northeast Inland District basketball team. ...


Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert said Thursday the team will not join the chase for Peyton Manning, but
are in the hunt for Robert Griffin III.

Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert said Thursday the team will ...

Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert said Thursday the team will not join the chase for Peyton Manning, but are in the hunt for Robert Griffin III.


Lowellville’s Ashley Moore (5) charges past Berlin Hiland defender Jenica Schrock (12) on her way to the basket
during their Division IV regional semifinal Thursday at Massillon Perry High School. The Hawks’ defense and depth proved too much for the Rockets, who fell 47-37.

Lowellville’s Ashley Moore (5) charges past Berlin Hiland defender Jenica ...

Lowellville’s Ashley Moore (5) charges past Berlin Hiland defender Jenica Schrock (12) on her way to the basket during their Division IV regional semifinal Thursday at Massillon Perry High School. The Hawks’ defense and depth ...


After taking a week off from the PGA tour, Warren JFK grad Jason Kokrak is going into a three-tournament
string starting next weekend looking not just to make the cut, but to win.

After taking a week off from the PGA tour, Warren ...

After taking a week off from the PGA tour, Warren JFK grad Jason Kokrak is going into a three-tournament string starting next weekend looking not just to make the cut, but to win.


Lowellville High girls basketball coach Tony Matisi has won six district titles over the past decade but — thanks to a mixture of bad luck and good opposition — he has never made it to Columbus for the state tournament. He might have his best chance this year.

Lowellville High girls basketball coach Tony Matisi has won six ...

Lowellville High girls basketball coach Tony Matisi has won six district titles over the past decade but — thanks to a mixture of bad luck and good opposition — he has never made it to ...


Pat Conte (71) of the Youngstown Phantoms prepares to shoot past Indiana Ice defenseman Matthew
Krug (6) during the first period of Wednesday’s USHL game at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms defeated
the Ice in a fight-fraught contest, 6-3.

Pat Conte (71) of the Youngstown Phantoms prepares to shoot ...

Pat Conte (71) of the Youngstown Phantoms prepares to shoot past Indiana Ice defenseman Matthew Krug (6) during the first period of Wednesday’s USHL game at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms defeated the Ice in ...


One-year-old Eli Clayman-Smith, held by his father, Matt Smith, is in the spirit of a “super” Purim on Wednesday night at Temple El Emeth in Liberty. The holiday, complete with costumes and funny hats, was celebrated with a reading from the Book of Esther on how the Jews in Persia defeated the evil Haman. Participants sounded “groggers” to boo the name of Haman when it was mentioned.

One-year-old Eli Clayman-Smith, held by his father, Matt Smith, is ...

One-year-old Eli Clayman-Smith, held by his father, Matt Smith, is in the spirit of a “super” Purim on Wednesday night at Temple El Emeth in Liberty. The holiday, complete with costumes and funny hats, was ...


"WHILE WE DO NOT YET KNOW WHICH OF OUR SERVICE MEMBERS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED
MANNING CHANGES, THE 910TH IS DEDICATED TO ASSISTING OUR ASSIGNED CITIZEN AIRMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.” -- Col. Reinhard Schmidt, 910th commander

"WHILE WE DO NOT YET KNOW WHICH OF OUR SERVICE ...

"WHILE WE DO NOT YET KNOW WHICH OF OUR SERVICE MEMBERS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED MANNING CHANGES, THE 910TH IS DEDICATED TO ASSISTING OUR ASSIGNED CITIZEN AIRMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.” -- Col. Reinhard ...


Mike Christoff is one of 71 workers at TMK-IPSCO in Brookfi eld. The company threads pipe for use in the natural gas and oil drilling
industry. TMK-IPSCO plans to expand its work force to 120 to meet growing demand for the steel pipes.

Mike Christoff is one of 71 workers at TMK-IPSCO in ...

Mike Christoff is one of 71 workers at TMK-IPSCO in Brookfi eld. The company threads pipe for use in the natural gas and oil drilling industry. TMK-IPSCO plans to expand its work force to 120 ...


As one of its literacy projects, the Struthers Rotary distributes more than 300 new dictionaries to all fourth-grade students in Struthers, Campbell and Lowellville. The project was created to provide students with an essential tool for their homework and schoolwork. Fourth-grade students in Campbell are shown with their new dictionaries, along with teacher Annette Tovarnak, center; and Rotarians, from left, Mike Evanson, Tom Baringer and Anthony Quahliero.

As one of its literacy projects, the Struthers Rotary distributes ...

As one of its literacy projects, the Struthers Rotary distributes more than 300 new dictionaries to all fourth-grade students in Struthers, Campbell and Lowellville. The project was created to provide students with an essential tool ...


Seven cub scouts from Webelo 2, Den 5, The Blue Wolves Den, recently participated in a crossover ceremony at the annual Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scout Pack 9022 at Calvary Baptist Church in Boardman. The boys who crossed over into the Boy Scout Troop are, left to right, front row, Juan Gomez, Justin Long, Anson Hankey, Alex Mazon and David Santangelo. In the back row are Michael Gombas and Den Leader Dave Santangelo, Absent is Zach Eckert. Zach, Juan, Anson, Justin, Alex and David received their Arrow of Light Award, the highest award that a Cub Scout can earn, and they also earned the “Super Achiever” award.

Seven cub scouts from Webelo 2, Den 5, The Blue ...

Seven cub scouts from Webelo 2, Den 5, The Blue Wolves Den, recently participated in a crossover ceremony at the annual Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scout Pack 9022 at Calvary Baptist Church in ...


The Stonebridge Grille & Tavern's Kobe Burger before the burger guys "rate it."

The Stonebridge Grille & Tavern's Kobe Burger before the burger ...

The Stonebridge Grille & Tavern's Kobe Burger before the burger guys "rate it."


Ursuline’s Ryan Strollo (10) dribbles against Newton Falls defender Mike Staton during Tuesday’s tournament game at Howland.

Ursuline’s Ryan Strollo (10) dribbles against Newton Falls defender Mike ...

Ursuline’s Ryan Strollo (10) dribbles against Newton Falls defender Mike Staton during Tuesday’s tournament game at Howland.


Rachel Tinkey (24) of Canfield puts up a shot against Stephanie Poland of Hathaway Brown during Tuesday’s game in Barberton.

Rachel Tinkey (24) of Canfield puts up a shot against ...

Rachel Tinkey (24) of Canfield puts up a shot against Stephanie Poland of Hathaway Brown during Tuesday’s game in Barberton.


Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was happy to bring in shortstop Clint Barmes during the off season. The two were reunited from their time with the Colorado Rockies.

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was happy to bring in ...

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was happy to bring in shortstop Clint Barmes during the off season. The two were reunited from their time with the Colorado Rockies.


Panelist Tony DeAscentis, second from right, CEO of Via680, gives feedback to Chris Ostoich, an entrepreneur from Cincinnati, about Ostoich’s pitch at the Youngstown Business Incubator for a nonpassive music program. The Youngstown Business Incubator hosted the Ohio Startup Bus, a bus of 30 entrepreneurs traveling to the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. The entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for a start-up business to a panel of YBI judges.

Panelist Tony DeAscentis, second from right, CEO of Via680, gives ...

Panelist Tony DeAscentis, second from right, CEO of Via680, gives feedback to Chris Ostoich, an entrepreneur from Cincinnati, about Ostoich’s pitch at the Youngstown Business Incubator for a nonpassive music program. The Youngstown Business Incubator ...


Austintown Trustee David Ditzler enjoys his victory as a Mahoning County commissioner Democratic nominee at the B&O Station. He celebrated Tuesday with his mother, Emogene, left, and wife, Jenny.

Austintown Trustee David Ditzler enjoys his victory as a Mahoning ...

Austintown Trustee David Ditzler enjoys his victory as a Mahoning County commissioner Democratic nominee at the B&O Station. He celebrated Tuesday with his mother, Emogene, left, and wife, Jenny.


Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, left, and Rick Santorum address supporters during Super Tuesday campaign rallies.

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, left, and Rick Santorum address ...

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, left, and Rick Santorum address supporters during Super Tuesday campaign rallies.


Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains celebrates his winning re-election during a gathering Tuesday
night at Cafe Cimmento. Gains narrowly defeated challenger Jay Macejko, who had the county Democratic
Party central committee endorsement, to win a fifth term.

Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains celebrates his winning re-election during ...

Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains celebrates his winning re-election during a gathering Tuesday night at Cafe Cimmento. Gains narrowly defeated challenger Jay Macejko, who had the county Democratic Party central committee endorsement, to win a ...


Jerry Greene, Mahoning County sheriff-elect, left, and Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti mark
their victories Tuesday during a gathering at the B&O Station in Youngstown.

Jerry Greene, Mahoning County sheriff-elect, left, and Mahoning County Commissioner ...

Jerry Greene, Mahoning County sheriff-elect, left, and Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti mark their victories Tuesday during a gathering at the B&O Station in Youngstown.


William D. Lewis the Vindicator  Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He goes over results with from assist. prosecutorTim Tusek at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. ...

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He goes over results with from assist. prosecutorTim Tusek at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.


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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night... New Commisioners david ditzler and ...

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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night... at the B&O in Youngstown- ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night... at the B&O in Youngstown- democratic HQ...-30-


William D. Lewis the Vindicator  Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats  at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. ...

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.


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William D. Lewis the Vindicator  Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats  at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. ...

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.


William D. Lewis the Vindicator  Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats  at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. ...

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night...  jerry greene and commisioner anthony  traficanti...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night... jerry greene and commisioner anthony ...

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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night...  David Ditzler   and his Mom Emo Gene and Wife Jenna  at the B&O ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..election night... David Ditzler and his Mom ...

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator  Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. Election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. ...

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. Election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.


William D. Lewis the Vindicator  Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats from assist. prosecitor Tim Tusek at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. ...

William D. Lewis the Vindicator Paul Gains wins prosecutors race. He gets congrats from assist. prosecitor Tim Tusek at election night party at Cafe Cimmento in Youngstown.


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jimmy hughes police chief 04092008

jimmy hughes police chief 04092008


Wesley Gilbert, 57, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, entered a no-contest plea in Youngstown Municipal Court for failing to control the truck he was driving that overturned at Interstate 680 at the 711 on ramp Feb. 14 that caused a large fuel spill. He was found guilty Monday and fined $100 and court costs.

Wesley Gilbert, 57, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, entered a no-contest plea in ...

Wesley Gilbert, 57, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, entered a no-contest plea in Youngstown Municipal Court for failing to control the truck he was driving that overturned at Interstate 680 at the 711 on ramp Feb. 14 that ...


West Branch High School seniors Dottie Schlueter, left, and Mackenzie Shivers show off a few of the prom dresses donated for Project Prom. The program collects used prom dresses and offers them at no charge to high-school girls who need them. The dresses will be available from noon to 4 p.m. March 31 at the Salem Schools administration building, 1226 E. State St.

West Branch High School seniors Dottie Schlueter, left, and Mackenzie ...

West Branch High School seniors Dottie Schlueter, left, and Mackenzie Shivers show off a few of the prom dresses donated for Project Prom. The program collects used prom dresses and offers them at no charge ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Ann Romney   speaking to the crowd as Mitt and Ron Portman share a laugh - Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Ann Romney speaking to the crowd as ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Ann Romney speaking to the crowd as Mitt and Ron Portman share a laugh - Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Brian and Alex Benyo of Brilex and  Taylor Winfield Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Brian and Alex Benyo of Brilex and ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Brian and Alex Benyo of Brilex and Taylor Winfield Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR.Bill Catlin of Lordstown - and ---(dave has name)  listen to the response by Mitt ---.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR.Bill Catlin of Lordstown - and ---(dave ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR.Bill Catlin of Lordstown - and ---(dave has name) listen to the response by Mitt ---.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP ...


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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Ann Romney  -  wife of Mitt.. tells a bit about her husband and introduced Mitt.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Ann Romney - wife of Mitt.. tells ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Ann Romney - wife of Mitt.. tells a bit about her husband and introduced Mitt.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt  more casual as he  is asked a question on the military - Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt more casual as he is asked ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt more casual as he is asked a question on the military - Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Michele  Bolchak of  Warren asks  about Obama care ----Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Michele Bolchak of Warren asks about Obama ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Michele Bolchak of Warren asks about Obama care ----Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Jillian Anderson from YSU asks about Medical care for veterans -..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Jillian Anderson from YSU asks about Medical ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Jillian Anderson from YSU asks about Medical care for veterans -..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

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ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Abbie Horman  asenior from Fitch =- and Mitt  mug for a friends camera ---.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Abbie Horman asenior from Fitch =- and ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Abbie Horman asenior from Fitch =- and Mitt mug for a friends camera ---.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Angela Murphy from Fitch - listens intently as Mitt talks - Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Angela Murphy from Fitch - listens intently ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Angela Murphy from Fitch - listens intently as Mitt talks - Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Abbie Horman  asenior from Fitch =- and Mitt  mug for a friends camera ---.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Abbie Horman asenior from Fitch =- and ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Abbie Horman asenior from Fitch =- and Mitt mug for a friends camera ---.Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...


William D Lewis the Vindicator  Debbie Clair of Colorado who is visiting family in Warren, expresses her opinions about Obama outside a Monday 3-5-12 Romney event in Youngstown.

William D Lewis the Vindicator Debbie Clair of Colorado who ...

William D Lewis the Vindicator Debbie Clair of Colorado who is visiting family in Warren, expresses her opinions about Obama outside a Monday 3-5-12 Romney event in Youngstown.


William D Lewis the Vindicator  A small gropup of Obamasupporters  protest  as Mitt Romney's bus arrives for Monday 3-5-12 event in Youngstown.

William D Lewis the Vindicator A small gropup of Obamasupporters ...

William D Lewis the Vindicator A small gropup of Obamasupporters protest as Mitt Romney's bus arrives for Monday 3-5-12 event in Youngstown.


William D Lewis the Vindicator  A small gropup of Obamasupporters  protest  as Mitt Romney's bus arrives for Monday 3-5-12 event in Youngstown.

William D Lewis the Vindicator A small gropup of Obamasupporters ...

William D Lewis the Vindicator A small gropup of Obamasupporters protest as Mitt Romney's bus arrives for Monday 3-5-12 event in Youngstown.


William D Lewis the Vindicator  A small gropup of Obamasupporters  protest  as Mitt Romney's bus arrives for Monday 3-5-12 event in Youngstown.

William D Lewis the Vindicator A small gropup of Obamasupporters ...

William D Lewis the Vindicator A small gropup of Obamasupporters protest as Mitt Romney's bus arrives for Monday 3-5-12 event in Youngstown.


ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Jillian Anderson from YSU asks about Medical care for veterans -..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the Mahoning Valley. @ Taylor Winfield plant on Salt Springs Rd... ...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Jillian Anderson from YSU asks about Medical ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY|THE VINDICATOR..Jillian Anderson from YSU asks about Medical care for veterans -..Mitt Romney, one of the front-runners for the Republican presidential bid, was the first of the GOP candidates to campaign in the ...


The Scrapbook Studio, located in the Pinetree Plaza, Niles, was recently the site of a 12-hour day of scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting designed to raise funds for Education Awareness for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Youngstown. The event raised more than $700 through raffles, auctions and donations. Participating were, from left to right, sitting, Bonnie Loomis, Angela Vincent, Gayle Wanamaker and Mickey Shimko. Standing are Becky Thomas, Anne Bean, Connie Riffle, Linda Rogers, Lynn Walters, Leslie Presnell and Beverly Miller.

The Scrapbook Studio, located in the Pinetree Plaza, Niles, was ...

The Scrapbook Studio, located in the Pinetree Plaza, Niles, was recently the site of a 12-hour day of scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting designed to raise funds for Education Awareness for the Joanie Abdu ...


Michael Clemente and Nicole Shimensky

Michael Clemente and Nicole Shimensky

Michael Clemente and Nicole Shimensky


Paul Landis and Kristen McCauley

Paul Landis and Kristen McCauley

Paul Landis and Kristen McCauley


The Hon. Robert P. Milich, right, judge of Youngstown Municipal Court, is presented with the MOAA Ambassador Award from Col. Walter Duzzny, U.S.A., Ret., president of the Mahoning and Shanango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Judge Milich is a retired Lt. Col. of the U.S. Air Force. The MOAA Ambassador Award is the first presented by the local chapter.

The Hon. Robert P. Milich, right, judge of Youngstown Municipal ...

The Hon. Robert P. Milich, right, judge of Youngstown Municipal Court, is presented with the MOAA Ambassador Award from Col. Walter Duzzny, U.S.A., Ret., president of the Mahoning and Shanango Valleys Chapter of the Military ...


Boardman Lions Club had its Valentine Dinner on Feb. 9 at the Saxon Club in Austintown. Bill Rausch, at left, zone chairman of District 13-D, installed a new member, Gary Sobotka, right, sponsored by Lion Laura Hancock.

Boardman Lions Club had its Valentine Dinner on Feb. 9 ...

Boardman Lions Club had its Valentine Dinner on Feb. 9 at the Saxon Club in Austintown. Bill Rausch, at left, zone chairman of District 13-D, installed a new member, Gary Sobotka, right, sponsored by Lion ...


Gathering before a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Youngstown are, from left to right, Dana Sperry, Suzanne Fleming, president of the Rotary Club of Youngstown, and Natalya Pinchuk. The club recently hosted Sperry and Pinchuk, founders of Dreaming Youngstown, which was created to initiate dreaming and brainstorming among city residents about what Youngstown could become. Between October 2011 and August 2012, thoughts, visions and dreams are being collected into a library and stored in an open and dynamic manner on the Internet. Everyone is welcome to contribute. As an open source library, any idea within it may be reworked into a new idea, vision or project and put into action. Ultimately, dreams will be organized into downloadable tours that anyone can take around the city. For information visit www.dreamingyoungstown.com.

Gathering before a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of ...

Gathering before a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Youngstown are, from left to right, Dana Sperry, Suzanne Fleming, president of the Rotary Club of Youngstown, and Natalya Pinchuk. The club recently hosted Sperry ...


Mary K. Campbell and Travis J. Watson

Mary K. Campbell and Travis J. Watson

Mary K. Campbell and Travis J. Watson


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Peggy Gurney of the South side sets out numerous boxes of coffee and dozens of doughnuts donated to the work crew for breakfast.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Peggy Gurney of the South ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Peggy Gurney of the South side sets out numerous boxes of coffee and dozens of doughnuts donated to the work crew for breakfast.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Volunteer Bob Harrell of Youngstown puts a sign on a side door after replacing the glass window.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Volunteer Bob Harrell of Youngstown ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Volunteer Bob Harrell of Youngstown puts a sign on a side door after replacing the glass window.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Rik Blake, new to the North side, wheres one of 100 t-shirts donated to the Youngstown Neighbors for Neighbors group.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Rik Blake, new to the ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Rik Blake, new to the North side, wheres one of 100 t-shirts donated to the Youngstown Neighbors for Neighbors group.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Friends of Fido, a group of volunteer dog walkers at the Mahoning County Dog Pound and Adoption Center, was just one of the dozens of donations Blake received to start his new life in Youngstown.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Friends of Fido, a group ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Friends of Fido, a group of volunteer dog walkers at the Mahoning County Dog Pound and Adoption Center, was just one of the dozens of donations Blake received to start ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Blake, despite his dirty hands, makes sure he opens every card and reads every message sent his way. Here a couple from Lisbon sent over two cases of bottled water and a card with sentiments for blessing a new home.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake, despite his dirty hands, ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake, despite his dirty hands, makes sure he opens every card and reads every message sent his way. Here a couple from Lisbon sent over two cases of bottled water ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Taylor Benton and her boyfriend, John Moore of Youngstown load garbage and debris into a wheel barrel during a clean-up day held at Blake's home on Lora Ave. The two were standing where his collapsed garage used to lay only a few days ago.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Taylor Benton and her boyfriend, ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Taylor Benton and her boyfriend, John Moore of Youngstown load garbage and debris into a wheel barrel during a clean-up day held at Blake's home on Lora Ave. The two ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Ron Major of the North side replaces windows on the second floor of Blake's new home. Major works for Youngstown Contracting which donated their workers time to come out and help the crew fix up the new house on Saturday.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Ron Major of the North ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Ron Major of the North side replaces windows on the second floor of Blake's new home. Major works for Youngstown Contracting which donated their workers time to come out and ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Blake uses one of his four bedrooms on the second floor to store all of the community's donations. He said he has more than enough and can't believe the goodness of the people in the area.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake uses one of his ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake uses one of his four bedrooms on the second floor to store all of the community's donations. He said he has more than enough and can't believe the goodness ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Blake and volunteer Connie Lauderdale, who helped organize the work day, stand in the backyard where volunteers from the community came to clean up despite the brisk wind and cold temperatures.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake and volunteer Connie Lauderdale, ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake and volunteer Connie Lauderdale, who helped organize the work day, stand in the backyard where volunteers from the community came to clean up despite the brisk wind and cold ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..A part of new Youngstown resident Rik Blake's home is turned into a welcome sign with positive comments and good luck wishes.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..A part of new Youngstown ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..A part of new Youngstown resident Rik Blake's home is turned into a welcome sign with positive comments and good luck wishes.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..A shelf full of dog treats sits in a closet packed with bags of dog food and other pet necessities.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..A shelf full of dog ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..A shelf full of dog treats sits in a closet packed with bags of dog food and other pet necessities.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Blake, new to the North side, wheels a load of garbage and debris to a dumpster during a clean-up day held at his home on Lora Ave.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake, new to the North ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Blake, new to the North side, wheels a load of garbage and debris to a dumpster during a clean-up day held at his home on Lora Ave.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..A cross hangs beneath the words "BLAKE," is written with pen on the wood that covers the hole for Rik's front door.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..A cross hangs beneath the ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..A cross hangs beneath the words "BLAKE," is written with pen on the wood that covers the hole for Rik's front door.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Even positive decor is donated to Blake's home.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Even positive decor is donated ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Even positive decor is donated to Blake's home.


The Boardman Community Foundation recently elected officers who will serve in 2012. They are, from left, Mark Luke, vice president; Deborah Liptak, president; Jim Rosa, secretary; and Ron Chordas, treasurer.

The Boardman Community Foundation recently elected officers who will serve ...

The Boardman Community Foundation recently elected officers who will serve in 2012. They are, from left, Mark Luke, vice president; Deborah Liptak, president; Jim Rosa, secretary; and Ron Chordas, treasurer.


Dr. Douglas Musser, left, and his son, Robbie, collected $5,000 from people who enjoyed their elaborately decorated home this past December. An estimated 11,000 cars passed by the light display, which included a supersized Christmas tree, thousands of feet of lights, music and Santa in an upstairs window. Dr. Musser stationed friends and family near his street Dec. 23, 24 and 25 to collect donations for the Rich Center, where Robbie was a student for two years. They presented the donation, in memory of Nick Shurilla Sr., a family friend who recently passed away, to Rich Center Director Georgia Backus and Associate Director Renee McConnell, far right.

Dr. Douglas Musser, left, and his son, Robbie, collected $5,000 ...

Dr. Douglas Musser, left, and his son, Robbie, collected $5,000 from people who enjoyed their elaborately decorated home this past December. An estimated 11,000 cars passed by the light display, which included a supersized Christmas ...


Kristi Rider and Dustin Schenker

Kristi Rider and Dustin Schenker

Kristi Rider and Dustin Schenker


Jaclyn Mazias and Jacob Giuriceo

Jaclyn Mazias and Jacob Giuriceo

Jaclyn Mazias and Jacob Giuriceo


Colleen E. Casey and Jacob M. Rohrer

Colleen E. Casey and Jacob M. Rohrer

Colleen E. Casey and Jacob M. Rohrer


Jenifer Boor and Mark Hunsicker II

Jenifer Boor and Mark Hunsicker II

Jenifer Boor and Mark Hunsicker II


Brandon C. Wood and Erica L. Giancola

Brandon C. Wood and Erica L. Giancola

Brandon C. Wood and Erica L. Giancola


Anthony Pizzola and Carla Homchosky

Anthony Pizzola and Carla Homchosky

Anthony Pizzola and Carla Homchosky


Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Holloway

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Holloway

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Holloway


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Mr. and Mrs. Ed Struble

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Struble

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Struble


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Zitto

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Yoos

Yoos


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McPherson

McPherson


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of the Canfield Cardinals band performing at the War Vet Museum.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of the ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of the Canfield Cardinals band performing at the War Vet Museum.


Little Ashley E. Kempe, 3, of Youngstown slipped out the back door with her new red boots and matching umbrella. (It looks to us like her boots made it on the wrong feet!)

Little Ashley E. Kempe, 3, of Youngstown slipped out the ...

Little Ashley E. Kempe, 3, of Youngstown slipped out the back door with her new red boots and matching umbrella. (It looks to us like her boots made it on the wrong feet!)


Madison Wright is showing off the valentine box she and her daddy, Jesse, made together. Photo taken by her grandma, Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.

Madison Wright is showing off the valentine box she and ...

Madison Wright is showing off the valentine box she and her daddy, Jesse, made together. Photo taken by her grandma, Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.


Madison Wright, Hannah Cantaneo and Lydia May are all decked out in their red dresses. Photo taken by Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.

Madison Wright, Hannah Cantaneo and Lydia May are all decked ...

Madison Wright, Hannah Cantaneo and Lydia May are all decked out in their red dresses. Photo taken by Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.


White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, as seen by Lana VanAuker, also of Canfield.

White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, as seen by Lana ...

White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, as seen by Lana VanAuker, also of Canfield.


Madison Wright is enjoying a piece of cherry pie as her great granddad, John Kellner, watches to a make sure she doesn't eat it all. Photo taken by her grandma, Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.

Madison Wright is enjoying a piece of cherry pie as ...

Madison Wright is enjoying a piece of cherry pie as her great granddad, John Kellner, watches to a make sure she doesn't eat it all. Photo taken by her grandma, Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.


Caleb Shepperd of Toledo wears his favorite Mud Hens hat as he scopes out the wildlife while on vacation at Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He is the grandson of Frank and Vicky Hoffman of North Lima.

Caleb Shepperd of Toledo wears his favorite Mud Hens hat ...

Caleb Shepperd of Toledo wears his favorite Mud Hens hat as he scopes out the wildlife while on vacation at Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He is the grandson of Frank and Vicky Hoffman of North Lima.


This picture of the beautiful amaryllis was taken by Mary Cavanaugh of Columbiana.

This picture of the beautiful amaryllis was taken by Mary ...

This picture of the beautiful amaryllis was taken by Mary Cavanaugh of Columbiana.


Deborah Carissimi of Boardman, in red, is pictured with her sister Carla.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman, in red, is pictured with her ...

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman, in red, is pictured with her sister Carla.


Michael Lacivita of Youngstown sent in this photo of his father, Giovanni (John) Lacivita, with two giant Italian sweet peppers.

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown sent in this photo of his ...

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown sent in this photo of his father, Giovanni (John) Lacivita, with two giant Italian sweet peppers.


Deborah Carissimi of Boardman shows off her 2007 Pontiac G6 convertible.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman shows off her 2007 Pontiac G6 ...

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman shows off her 2007 Pontiac G6 convertible.


Madison Wright shared this bouquet of flowers with her mom, great-grandma and great aunt later in the day. Photo taken by Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.

Madison Wright shared this bouquet of flowers with her mom, ...

Madison Wright shared this bouquet of flowers with her mom, great-grandma and great aunt later in the day. Photo taken by Marilyn Cavanaugh of Columbiana.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield. a freshman at YSU.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield. a freshman at YSU.


Steve Criado says the twins can’t wait for the new season!

Steve Criado says the twins can’t wait for the new ...

Steve Criado says the twins can’t wait for the new season!


Deborah Carissimi of Boardman stands by some of her artwork on display at Youngstown Playhouse.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman stands by some of her artwork ...

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman stands by some of her artwork on display at Youngstown Playhouse.


Deborah Carissimi of Boardman is pictured with Rose at a Halloween party.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman is pictured with Rose at a ...

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman is pictured with Rose at a Halloween party.


Barbara Cardarelli of Struthers says there is nothing quite like the love a man has for his cars, and her husband, Bill, is no exception. This 1960 Chevy Impala was the first new car he ever owned.

Barbara Cardarelli of Struthers says there is nothing quite like ...

Barbara Cardarelli of Struthers says there is nothing quite like the love a man has for his cars, and her husband, Bill, is no exception. This 1960 Chevy Impala was the first new car he ...


Deborah Carissimi of Boardman stands near her Corvette convertible.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman stands near her Corvette convertible.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman stands near her Corvette convertible.


Natalie Jean Kovacs accidentally (?) ran into her grandmother, Lynne Challenger Kovacs of Youngstown, and they both fell down.

Natalie Jean Kovacs accidentally (?) ran into her grandmother, Lynne ...

Natalie Jean Kovacs accidentally (?) ran into her grandmother, Lynne Challenger Kovacs of Youngstown, and they both fell down.


A bright red cardinal returns every year and spends hours a day trying to fly through the closed window. Mike Fox Jr. caught him on camera taking a break from pecking at the window.

A bright red cardinal returns every year and spends hours ...

A bright red cardinal returns every year and spends hours a day trying to fly through the closed window. Mike Fox Jr. caught him on camera taking a break from pecking at the window.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield.


This stern-looking guy could have won a ribbon at the Canfield Fair, where he was competing. Photo submitted by Michael Lacivita of Youngstown.

This stern-looking guy could have won a ribbon at the ...

This stern-looking guy could have won a ribbon at the Canfield Fair, where he was competing. Photo submitted by Michael Lacivita of Youngstown.


Dawn Dickey of North Lima says this is one of her favorite photos of something red. This is her granddaughter, Naomi Lane.

Dawn Dickey of North Lima says this is one of ...

Dawn Dickey of North Lima says this is one of her favorite photos of something red. This is her granddaughter, Naomi Lane.


Linda Biggs of Leetonia took this picture at the Honolulu Botanical Gardens in Oahu Hawaii.

Linda Biggs of Leetonia took this picture at the Honolulu ...

Linda Biggs of Leetonia took this picture at the Honolulu Botanical Gardens in Oahu Hawaii.


Dawn Dickey of North Lima shared this picture of her 4-month-old granddaughter, Molly Fisher, who was all dressed up for a wedding.

Dawn Dickey of North Lima shared this picture of her ...

Dawn Dickey of North Lima shared this picture of her 4-month-old granddaughter, Molly Fisher, who was all dressed up for a wedding.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield. a freshman at YSU.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield. a freshman at YSU.


This sunrise in Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 2005 was submitted by Bridgit Frost.

This sunrise in Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 2005 was ...

This sunrise in Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 2005 was submitted by Bridgit Frost.


Back in 1995, Laine Vicarel tried to get a smooch from Patrick Krieger. Both were age 5. They are first cousins and the grandchildren of Michael Lacivita of Youngstown.

Back in 1995, Laine Vicarel tried to get a smooch ...

Back in 1995, Laine Vicarel tried to get a smooch from Patrick Krieger. Both were age 5. They are first cousins and the grandchildren of Michael Lacivita of Youngstown.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent us this picture of Leanna Hartsough of Canfield.


Mary Cavanaugh of Columbiana says, "God even provides beautiful red flowers in the winter for us to enjoy."

Mary Cavanaugh of Columbiana says, "God even provides beautiful red ...

Mary Cavanaugh of Columbiana says, "God even provides beautiful red flowers in the winter for us to enjoy."


Kelly, an Irish Setter, is owned by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.

Kelly, an Irish Setter, is owned by Rochelle Blanco of ...

Kelly, an Irish Setter, is owned by Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.


Annika Lazazzera-Swanson is checking out her dad's '68 Camaro. Picture taken by Melinda lazazzera of Canfield.

Annika Lazazzera-Swanson is checking out her dad's '68 Camaro. Picture ...

Annika Lazazzera-Swanson is checking out her dad's '68 Camaro. Picture taken by Melinda lazazzera of Canfield.


Jennifer Campman sent this picture of her husband, Dave Campman, and his new truck that he purchased in August 2011. She says it's "victory" red, along with the red shirt he is wearing.

Jennifer Campman sent this picture of her husband, Dave Campman, ...

Jennifer Campman sent this picture of her husband, Dave Campman, and his new truck that he purchased in August 2011. She says it's "victory" red, along with the red shirt he is wearing.


Eva Green, a resident at Danridge's Burgundi Manor in Youngstown, wore red when she turned 100 years old last week. With her is facility administrator David Tikkanen.

Eva Green, a resident at Danridge's Burgundi Manor in Youngstown, ...

Eva Green, a resident at Danridge's Burgundi Manor in Youngstown, wore red when she turned 100 years old last week. With her is facility administrator David Tikkanen.


This tree in Canfield sports some bright red leaves. Photo from Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

This tree in Canfield sports some bright red leaves. Photo ...

This tree in Canfield sports some bright red leaves. Photo from Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of Mill Creek Experimental Farm in Canfield.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of Mill ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of Mill Creek Experimental Farm in Canfield.


Leanna Hartsough of Canfield went to New Orleans and donned a bright feather mask. Photo from Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Leanna Hartsough of Canfield went to New Orleans and donned ...

Leanna Hartsough of Canfield went to New Orleans and donned a bright feather mask. Photo from Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Susan Williams of Columbiana proves there is beauty everywhere. She took this picture five or six years ago ... it was on April 3 in front of the Eat'n Park in Boardman.

Susan Williams of Columbiana proves there is beauty everywhere. She ...

Susan Williams of Columbiana proves there is beauty everywhere. She took this picture five or six years ago ... it was on April 3 in front of the Eat'n Park in Boardman.


Here's a red maple at a farm in Canfield. Photo sent by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Here's a red maple at a farm in Canfield. Photo ...

Here's a red maple at a farm in Canfield. Photo sent by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Great-grandma Edith Kellner shares a moment with great-granddaughter Lydia V. May, who was 10 months old when this photo was taken Christmas Eve 2011. Lydia's mother, Debbie, is in the background. Photo sent in by Grandma Evelyn.

Great-grandma Edith Kellner shares a moment with great-granddaughter Lydia V. ...

Great-grandma Edith Kellner shares a moment with great-granddaughter Lydia V. May, who was 10 months old when this photo was taken Christmas Eve 2011. Lydia's mother, Debbie, is in the background. Photo sent in by ...


Here's a close shot of a red maple on Canfield Green. Photo submitted by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.

Here's a close shot of a red maple on Canfield ...

Here's a close shot of a red maple on Canfield Green. Photo submitted by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.


Christy Markopoulos of Niles sent this photo of a dozen roses sent to her by her boyfriend, Jack.

Christy Markopoulos of Niles sent this photo of a dozen ...

Christy Markopoulos of Niles sent this photo of a dozen roses sent to her by her boyfriend, Jack.