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.
Added: Sat, February 11, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.