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Against the sunset, taken in New Wilmington. Photo by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Against the sunset, taken in New Wilmington. Photo by Lana ...

Against the sunset, taken in New Wilmington. Photo by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Pretty as a postcard is this shot of Lake Milton, taken by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Pretty as a postcard is this shot of Lake Milton, ...

Pretty as a postcard is this shot of Lake Milton, taken by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


A close-up look at some feathered friends. Photo sent in by Roberta Cencer of Poland.

A close-up look at some feathered friends. Photo sent in ...

A close-up look at some feathered friends. Photo sent in by Roberta Cencer of Poland.


Joseph Puntel of Austintown submitted this photo of Lake Milton.

Joseph Puntel of Austintown submitted this photo of Lake Milton.

Joseph Puntel of Austintown submitted this photo of Lake Milton.


These fall leaves in the water at West Branch Reservoir were shot by Jennifer McNair.

These fall leaves in the water at West Branch Reservoir ...

These fall leaves in the water at West Branch Reservoir were shot by Jennifer McNair.


Fields at sunset in Canfield, as seen by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Fields at sunset in Canfield, as seen by Lana Vanauker ...

Fields at sunset in Canfield, as seen by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Lana Vanauker of Canfield took this photo of the sun over Berlin Lake.

Lana Vanauker of Canfield took this photo of the sun ...

Lana Vanauker of Canfield took this photo of the sun over Berlin Lake.


Reflections on the Canfield Bike Trail. Photo by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Reflections on the Canfield Bike Trail. Photo by Lana Vanauker ...

Reflections on the Canfield Bike Trail. Photo by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Jennifer McNair sent in this colorful shot of fall leaves at West Branch Reservoir.

Jennifer McNair sent in this colorful shot of fall leaves ...

Jennifer McNair sent in this colorful shot of fall leaves at West Branch Reservoir.


Here's a great blue heron having dinner at the Lily Pond in Mill Creek Park. Photo sent in by Nancy Wilkens of Hubbard.

Here's a great blue heron having dinner at the Lily ...

Here's a great blue heron having dinner at the Lily Pond in Mill Creek Park. Photo sent in by Nancy Wilkens of Hubbard.


The water's reflections almost makes it looks as if the Canfield Bike Trail cuts through the sky. Photo by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

The water's reflections almost makes it looks as if the ...

The water's reflections almost makes it looks as if the Canfield Bike Trail cuts through the sky. Photo by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


A butterfly perches on a flower in the front yard of Olga Ziobert's North Jackson home.

A butterfly perches on a flower in the front yard ...

A butterfly perches on a flower in the front yard of Olga Ziobert's North Jackson home.


Michael Lacivita of Youngstown sent in this photo titled "Mother Earth."

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown sent in this photo titled "Mother ...

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown sent in this photo titled "Mother Earth."


Ken Johnson sent in this photo of the Oregon Coast.

Ken Johnson sent in this photo of the Oregon Coast.

Ken Johnson sent in this photo of the Oregon Coast.


This close-up photo of a bumblebee was submitted by Ken Johnson.

This close-up photo of a bumblebee was submitted by Ken ...

This close-up photo of a bumblebee was submitted by Ken Johnson.


Dominic Pannunzio, son Anthony and daughter Andrea enjoy the view at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Dominic Pannunzio, son Anthony and daughter Andrea enjoy the view ...

Dominic Pannunzio, son Anthony and daughter Andrea enjoy the view at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.


A trio of bright blue eggs, still in the nest. Photo submitted by Meg and Jim Creighton.

A trio of bright blue eggs, still in the nest. ...

A trio of bright blue eggs, still in the nest. Photo submitted by Meg and Jim Creighton.


Dominic and Lisa Pannunzio and their children, Andrea and Anthony, go horseback riding in Hocking Hills State Park in southern Ohio.

Dominic and Lisa Pannunzio and their children, Andrea and Anthony, ...

Dominic and Lisa Pannunzio and their children, Andrea and Anthony, go horseback riding in Hocking Hills State Park in southern Ohio.


Looking up at beautiful palm trees against the backdrop of a blue sky in Orlando, Fla. Photo sent in by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Looking up at beautiful palm trees against the backdrop of ...

Looking up at beautiful palm trees against the backdrop of a blue sky in Orlando, Fla. Photo sent in by Diane Theis of Boardman.


Emilia Clune of Hermitage said, "I noticed a very big, beautiful butterfly hanging around my flowers ... she didn't seem to mind 'posing' for a picture."

Emilia Clune of Hermitage said, "I noticed a very big, ...

Emilia Clune of Hermitage said, "I noticed a very big, beautiful butterfly hanging around my flowers ... she didn't seem to mind 'posing' for a picture."


A view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," as it is fondly called, near Wellsboro, Pa. Photo taken during a horseback ride by Lisa and Dominic Pannunzio.

A view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," as ...

A view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," as it is fondly called, near Wellsboro, Pa. Photo taken during a horseback ride by Lisa and Dominic Pannunzio.


A view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," as it is fondly called, near Wellsboro, Pa. Photo taken during a horseback ride by Lisa and Dominic Pannunzio.

A view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," as ...

A view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," as it is fondly called, near Wellsboro, Pa. Photo taken during a horseback ride by Lisa and Dominic Pannunzio.


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

Ken Johnson sent in this photo of Lake Glacier at ...

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


Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.

Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.

Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.


Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.

Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.

Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.


Here is a photo of part of the Mill Creek Experimental Farm on Leffingwell Road. Photo by Billy Ray of Canfield.

Here is a photo of part of the Mill Creek ...

Here is a photo of part of the Mill Creek Experimental Farm on Leffingwell Road. Photo by Billy Ray of Canfield.


Lori Detwiler took this photo of the beautiful sunset in Negril, Jamaica, at her daughter's wedding.

Lori Detwiler took this photo of the beautiful sunset in ...

Lori Detwiler took this photo of the beautiful sunset in Negril, Jamaica, at her daughter's wedding.


Annette McCarthy of Youngstown sent in this photo of a green lizard popping out of the center of a bright red poinsettia in Babson Park, Fla.

Annette McCarthy of Youngstown sent in this photo of a ...

Annette McCarthy of Youngstown sent in this photo of a green lizard popping out of the center of a bright red poinsettia in Babson Park, Fla.


Cathy Duck of Struthers sent in this photo taken on the way to the Finger Lakes, N.Y., region. She uses it as her screen saver at work, saying, "When I look at this sunset, a sense of calm comes over me."

Cathy Duck of Struthers sent in this photo taken on ...

Cathy Duck of Struthers sent in this photo taken on the way to the Finger Lakes, N.Y., region. She uses it as her screen saver at work, saying, "When I look at this sunset, a ...


Annette McCarthy, who sent in this photo, calls it "Predator and Prey." It was taken in her back yard in Youngstown.

Annette McCarthy, who sent in this photo, calls it "Predator ...

Annette McCarthy, who sent in this photo, calls it "Predator and Prey." It was taken in her back yard in Youngstown.


Sunny Osman sent in this photo and this comment: "I took this picture in Glacier Bay, Alaska. It was the most beautiful place I have ever traveled to."

Sunny Osman sent in this photo and this comment: "I ...

Sunny Osman sent in this photo and this comment: "I took this picture in Glacier Bay, Alaska. It was the most beautiful place I have ever traveled to."


Tom Walker of Canfield took this photo of the Yellowstone Upper Falls.

Tom Walker of Canfield took this photo of the Yellowstone ...

Tom Walker of Canfield took this photo of the Yellowstone Upper Falls.


Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.

Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.

Christine Raubenstraw of Canfield submitted this photo.


Ken Johnson of Youngstown sent in this photo of a stroll on the beach.

Ken Johnson of Youngstown sent in this photo of a ...

Ken Johnson of Youngstown sent in this photo of a stroll on the beach.


Carol Sika Walker of Canfield took this photo in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina in early May.

Carol Sika Walker of Canfield took this photo in Pisgah ...

Carol Sika Walker of Canfield took this photo in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina in early May.


A shot of the Grand Tetons, sent in by Meredith Deichler.

A shot of the Grand Tetons, sent in by Meredith ...

A shot of the Grand Tetons, sent in by Meredith Deichler.


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

Someone seems to be hungry. Photo sent in by Meg ...

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


An Eastern Tiger Swallow Tail butterfly recently visited the flower garden of Rachell Joy, so she took a photo of it.

An Eastern Tiger Swallow Tail butterfly recently visited the flower ...

An Eastern Tiger Swallow Tail butterfly recently visited the flower garden of Rachell Joy, so she took a photo of it.


Nancy Bigley of Austintown calls this photo "Momma-Doe." She said this was taken in her back yard and there were smaller deer close to their mother.

Nancy Bigley of Austintown calls this photo "Momma-Doe." She said ...

Nancy Bigley of Austintown calls this photo "Momma-Doe." She said this was taken in her back yard and there were smaller deer close to their mother.


A nest that's nestled in and filled with eggs. Photo sent in by Nancy Bigley of Austintown.

A nest that's nestled in and filled with eggs. Photo ...

A nest that's nestled in and filled with eggs. Photo sent in by Nancy Bigley of Austintown.


Kara Miller sent in this photo that was taken in Geneva, Ohio.

Kara Miller sent in this photo that was taken in ...

Kara Miller sent in this photo that was taken in Geneva, Ohio.


David Krepps of New Middletown sent in this photo of his wife, Patricia Krepps, exploring nature in Sun City, S.C.

David Krepps of New Middletown sent in this photo of ...

David Krepps of New Middletown sent in this photo of his wife, Patricia Krepps, exploring nature in Sun City, S.C.


A water snake sunbathes on the rocks on the Vondergreen Trail in Beavercreek State Park. Photo sent in by David Gemmel.

A water snake sunbathes on the rocks on the Vondergreen ...

A water snake sunbathes on the rocks on the Vondergreen Trail in Beavercreek State Park. Photo sent in by David Gemmel.


Here's a country scene in Holmes County, Ohio, sent in by J.E. Ferrett of Hubbard.

Here's a country scene in Holmes County, Ohio, sent in ...

Here's a country scene in Holmes County, Ohio, sent in by J.E. Ferrett of Hubbard.


This photo was sent in without a name, but the photographer did have this to say: "The female was sitting on a branch above a feeder and the male would take seed from the feeder and hop up to her branch and feed her! It was precious to watch."

This photo was sent in without a name, but the ...

This photo was sent in without a name, but the photographer did have this to say: "The female was sitting on a branch above a feeder and the male would take seed from the feeder ...


What's that slowing down the traffic at Yellowstone National Park? Oh. Photo by Nick and Andrea Gentile.

What's that slowing down the traffic at Yellowstone National Park? ...

What's that slowing down the traffic at Yellowstone National Park? Oh. Photo by Nick and Andrea Gentile.


This photo of Denny and Bev Craig's lake in Salem is called "A Tranquil Morning on the Lake." Photo submitted by Beverly Craig.

This photo of Denny and Bev Craig's lake in Salem ...

This photo of Denny and Bev Craig's lake in Salem is called "A Tranquil Morning on the Lake." Photo submitted by Beverly Craig.


Brenda Pearson says this is one of her favorite photos.

Brenda Pearson says this is one of her favorite photos.

Brenda Pearson says this is one of her favorite photos.


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

A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk ...

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


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

A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk ...

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


A butterfly enjoys a morning feast at Kyle State Preserve. Photo by David Gemmel.

A butterfly enjoys a morning feast at Kyle State Preserve. ...

A butterfly enjoys a morning feast at Kyle State Preserve. Photo by David Gemmel.


Patricia Krepps of New Middletown took this photo of the sunset at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Patricia Krepps of New Middletown took this photo of the ...

Patricia Krepps of New Middletown took this photo of the sunset at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.


A butterfly enjoys a morning feast at Kyle State Preserve. Photo by David Gemmel.

A butterfly enjoys a morning feast at Kyle State Preserve. ...

A butterfly enjoys a morning feast at Kyle State Preserve. Photo by David Gemmel.


David Gemmel submitted this photo, taken in late summer of last year, of a common grasshopper on a daylily leaf.

David Gemmel submitted this photo, taken in late summer of ...

David Gemmel submitted this photo, taken in late summer of last year, of a common grasshopper on a daylily leaf.


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

A Barred owl is perfectly camouflaged against the tree trunk ...

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


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Tina Downard of Canfield sent in this photo taken recently at a golf course in Myrtle Beach. She said the little critter was very friendly!

Tina Downard of Canfield sent in this photo taken recently ...

Tina Downard of Canfield sent in this photo taken recently at a golf course in Myrtle Beach. She said the little critter was very friendly!


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Ruth Ann Snyder of Hanoverton submitted this photo.

Ruth Ann Snyder of Hanoverton submitted this photo.

Ruth Ann Snyder of Hanoverton submitted this photo.


Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.

Brenda Pearson of North Benton sent in this photo.


Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last year at Mill Creek Park.

Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last ...

Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last year at Mill Creek Park.


A silhouette taken this year in New Wilmington, Pa., by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

A silhouette taken this year in New Wilmington, Pa., by ...

A silhouette taken this year in New Wilmington, Pa., by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. SheÕs posing with a huge turtle in Hawaii.

Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. SheÕs posing ...

Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo. SheÕs posing with a huge turtle in Hawaii.


Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last year at Mill Creek Park.

Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last ...

Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last year at Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo of a house in Hawaii.

Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo of a ...

Cathy Ferenchak of Canfield sent in this photo of a house in Hawaii.


Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last year at Mill Creek Park.

Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last ...

Linda Martin of Youngstown submitted this photo she took last year at Mill Creek Park.


The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a name.

The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a ...

The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a name.


Here's a shot of Berlin Lake in the winter. Photo sent in by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Here's a shot of Berlin Lake in the winter. Photo ...

Here's a shot of Berlin Lake in the winter. Photo sent in by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a name.

The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a ...

The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a name.


The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a name.

The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a ...

The photographer who sent in this photo didn't include a name.


The winter of 2012 displayed some beautiful shades. Lana Vanauker of Canfield sent in this photo.

The winter of 2012 displayed some beautiful shades. Lana Vanauker ...

The winter of 2012 displayed some beautiful shades. Lana Vanauker of Canfield sent in this photo.


Mill Creek Park, looking regal. Photo sent by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Mill Creek Park, looking regal. Photo sent by Lana Vanauker ...

Mill Creek Park, looking regal. Photo sent by Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


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At a special meeting May 25 at Argus Lodge, Brother Ryan Hamilton, left, was presented with the 24th Masonic District Excellence in Ritual award recently for the best entered apprentice lecture. He is the son of Rodney and Linda Hamilton, all of Canfield. Hamilton is a graduate of Youngstown State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He is employed as a group leader at General Motors in Lordstown. Worshipful Brother Thomas J. Hallden, right, is shown with Hamilton.

At a special meeting May 25 at Argus Lodge, Brother ...

At a special meeting May 25 at Argus Lodge, Brother Ryan Hamilton, left, was presented with the 24th Masonic District Excellence in Ritual award recently for the best entered apprentice lecture. He is the son ...


The Junior League of Youngstown introduced two new awards at its annual dinner May 8 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The JLY Milestone Award was presented to Suzanne Fleming, left, and the JLY Service Award to Deb Hartig, right. Outgoing JLY president, Susan Stewart, is in the center. The Milestone Award is intended for a woman who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the League, and has paved the way for future members. Fleming, of Youngstown, joined the group in 1973 and has held several offices, including president from 1983-1985. The Service Award honors a woman who acts as a role model and shares her talents through effective volunteer service. Hartig, of Struthers, has the distinction of being the League’s longest serving active member, a status that she has maintained for 20 years.

The Junior League of Youngstown introduced two new awards at ...

The Junior League of Youngstown introduced two new awards at its annual dinner May 8 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The JLY Milestone Award was presented to Suzanne Fleming, left, and the JLY Service Award ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Happy Days to STATE -   #2 Olivia Rhondanz and  Jacki Rhine celebrate after beating Covington to advance to the state championshp .A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Happy Days to STATE - ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Happy Days to STATE - #2 Olivia Rhondanz and Jacki Rhine celebrate after beating Covington to advance to the state championshp .A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Waitin to tag in Third inning as she tries to steal is SS    Jessica Marsico as she tags out Heidi Snipes -  A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Waitin to tag in Third ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Waitin to tag in Third inning as she tries to steal is SS Jessica Marsico as she tags out Heidi Snipes - A couple of bloop hits combined with a ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Waitin to tag in Fifth  inning as she tries to steal is SS    Jessica Marsico as she tags out Heidi Snipes -  A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Waitin to tag in Fifth ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Waitin to tag in Fifth inning as she tries to steal is SS Jessica Marsico as she tags out Heidi Snipes - A couple of bloop hits combined with a ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens   14 year old freshman pitched Matthews into A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens 14 year ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens 14 year old freshman pitched Matthews into A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..First baseman  Maddi Grimes dives for the base as she fielded the grounder and had to dive to get out Covingtons  Ariel Robinson - .A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..First baseman Maddi Grimes dives ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..First baseman Maddi Grimes dives for the base as she fielded the grounder and had to dive to get out Covingtons Ariel Robinson - .A couple of bloop hits combined ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens   14 year old freshman pitched Matthews into A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens 14 year ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens 14 year old freshman pitched Matthews into A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Matthews teams  watches as the game winds down..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Matthews teams watches as the ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Matthews teams watches as the game winds down..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Third baseman for Mathews - Jackie Rhine .puts the tag on   #24 Cassidy Cain  during the second inning -.. A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Third baseman for Mathews - ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Third baseman for Mathews - Jackie Rhine .puts the tag on #24 Cassidy Cain during the second inning -.. A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Easy Out - as  Matthews  Jessica Marsico  puts out  #2 Casey Yingst  at second base as she tried to steal - in the first innning -=..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Easy Out - as Matthews ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Easy Out - as Matthews Jessica Marsico puts out #2 Casey Yingst at second base as she tried to steal - in the first innning -=..A couple of bloop hits ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica ...


ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens   14 year old freshman pitched Matthews into A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball team to its biggest game in school history..Junioir shortstop Jessica Marsico drove in two runs plus made a sliding catch in right field in the seventh inning to help the Mustangs defeat Covington, 5-3, in ThursdayÕs Division IV state semifinal game at Firestone Stadium.. - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens 14 year ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Pitcher Cheyenne Eggens 14 year old freshman pitched Matthews into A couple of bloop hits combined with a three-base error on a sacrifice bunt to propel the Mathews High softball ...


Katie Byers, 4, of North Jackson helps Jennifer Norris, Ohio Department of Natural Resources research biologist, and Dan Wright, fish-management technician, band one of the four peregrine falcon chicks that live in a nest atop the Millennium Building in downtown Youngstown.

Katie Byers, 4, of North Jackson helps Jennifer Norris, Ohio ...

Katie Byers, 4, of North Jackson helps Jennifer Norris, Ohio Department of Natural Resources research biologist, and Dan Wright, fish-management technician, band one of the four peregrine falcon chicks that live in a nest atop ...


Mark White of the 910th Air Reserve Station Honor Guard carries the U.S. flag before the Reading of the Names ceremony at Youngstown State University on Wednesday.

Mark White of the 910th Air Reserve Station Honor Guard ...

Mark White of the 910th Air Reserve Station Honor Guard carries the U.S. flag before the Reading of the Names ceremony at Youngstown State University on Wednesday.


The Poland softball team is making its third straight trip to state — its fourth in school history. The Bulldogs lead-off batter Marissa Trevis (12), above, has a .475 batting average and is hitting .593 with runners in scoring position.

The Poland softball team is making its third straight trip ...

The Poland softball team is making its third straight trip to state — its fourth in school history. The Bulldogs lead-off batter Marissa Trevis (12), above, has a .475 batting average and is hitting .593 ...


The Poland softball team is making its third straight trip to state — its fourth in school history. The Bulldogs lead-off batter Marissa Trevis (12), above, has a .475 batting average and is hitting .593 with runners in scoring position.

The Poland softball team is making its third straight trip ...

The Poland softball team is making its third straight trip to state — its fourth in school history. The Bulldogs lead-off batter Marissa Trevis (12), above, has a .475 batting average and is hitting .593 ...


Youngstown Christian School’s Destinee Snyder never ran track before this season and only joined the
program after her AAU basketball season was canceled. This weekend, the 14-year-old freshman will be the
first student in YCS history to compete in a state track meet. Snyder’s event is the 400-meter dash, in which
she won a Division III district title and ran for a fourth-place finish in the regional meet to qualify for state.

Youngstown Christian School’s Destinee Snyder never ran track before this ...

Youngstown Christian School’s Destinee Snyder never ran track before this season and only joined the program after her AAU basketball season was canceled. This weekend, the 14-year-old freshman will be the first student in YCS ...


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, left, stands with Warren Mayor Doug Franklin in front of Sun Spa, 2819 W. Market St. NW, just after agents and Warren police raided it and seven other massage parlors Wednesday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, left, stands with Warren Mayor ...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, left, stands with Warren Mayor Doug Franklin in front of Sun Spa, 2819 W. Market St. NW, just after agents and Warren police raided it and seven other massage parlors ...


Matthew E. Young and Allison C. Dillon

Matthew E. Young and Allison C. Dillon

Matthew E. Young and Allison C. Dillon


Helen Gormley of Columbiana can’t help but smile in her backyard garden, a peaceful place brimming with whimsical touches. Her garden will be showcased as part of the third annual Alice in Wonderland Tea and Garden Tour planned by Columbiana Women’s Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 and 9. Tea will be served at the clubhouse, 121 N. Main St., Columbiana, with an accompanying Alice in Wonderland Alexander Doll Raffle. The garden tour includes the Lutheran Church Garden, Barleytwist Tea Garden, Maria Green’s rustic garden, John Hippley’s Park Garden, Donna Bekar’s backyard garden with koi pond and waterfall, and Gormley’s garden. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Vivian’s and the Next-to-New Shop. On the days of the event, tickets may be bought at the Women’s Club and each of the participating gardens. Tickets for the tea cost $10, for the garden tour, $10, and for both events, $15.

Helen Gormley of Columbiana can’t help but smile in her ...

Helen Gormley of Columbiana can’t help but smile in her backyard garden, a peaceful place brimming with whimsical touches. Her garden will be showcased as part of the third annual Alice in Wonderland Tea and ...


The Dagwood Burger, modified with roasted red peppers and bacon at Mike's Penn Ave. Grille in Salem.

The Dagwood Burger, modified with roasted red peppers and bacon ...

The Dagwood Burger, modified with roasted red peppers and bacon at Mike's Penn Ave. Grille in Salem.


Jackie Metzgar serves up a gourmet burger to the Burger Boys at Mike’s Penn Ave. Grille.

Jackie Metzgar serves up a gourmet burger to the Burger ...

Jackie Metzgar serves up a gourmet burger to the Burger Boys at Mike’s Penn Ave. Grille.


Fedoriouk plays a pan flute.

Fedoriouk plays a pan flute.

Fedoriouk plays a pan flute.


Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella is upended after forcing out the Cleveland Indians’ Luke Carlin then throwing to first to complete a double play during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s baseball game in Cleveland. The Royals downed the Indians, 8-2.

Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella is upended after ...

Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella is upended after forcing out the Cleveland Indians’ Luke Carlin then throwing to first to complete a double play during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s baseball game in ...


Third baseman Jacki Rhine is one of the four three-year-starters on the Mathews softball team. The Mustangs, who call themselves “The Goon Squad” because they always have each others’ backs, are making their first trip to state on Thursday.

Third baseman Jacki Rhine is one of the four three-year-starters ...

Third baseman Jacki Rhine is one of the four three-year-starters on the Mathews softball team. The Mustangs, who call themselves “The Goon Squad” because they always have each others’ backs, are making their first trip ...


Champion catcher Sierra Blackson was running on pure adrenaline during the seventh inning of the Division III
regional softball final against Black River last weekend. Blackson contributed a hit in the top half of the inning,
then corralled the first out in the bottom with a diving effort against the backstop.

Champion catcher Sierra Blackson was running on pure adrenaline during ...

Champion catcher Sierra Blackson was running on pure adrenaline during the seventh inning of the Division III regional softball final against Black River last weekend. Blackson contributed a hit in the top half of the ...


Dignitaries conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority’s 76-unit Brier Hill Annex apartment complex, which has undergone a nearly two-year, $10 million federally funded renovation.

Dignitaries conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the Youngstown Metropolitan ...

Dignitaries conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority’s 76-unit Brier Hill Annex apartment complex, which has undergone a nearly two-year, $10 million federally funded renovation.


Youngstown’s nine newest police officers — Michael Sobnovsky, Phillip Skowron, Martin Stachowicz, Ryan Curry, Mohammed Awad, Jessica Shields, Robert Gentile, Seann Carfolo and Christopher Staley — are sworn in by Mayor Charles Sammarone on Tuesday.

Youngstown’s nine newest police officers — Michael Sobnovsky, Phillip Skowron, ...

Youngstown’s nine newest police officers — Michael Sobnovsky, Phillip Skowron, Martin Stachowicz, Ryan Curry, Mohammed Awad, Jessica Shields, Robert Gentile, Seann Carfolo and Christopher Staley — are sworn in by Mayor Charles Sammarone on Tuesday.


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A worker sprays down the exterior walkway at the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Wick Avenue in downtown Youngstown. Exterior repairs to the structure are expected to be finished later this spring.

A worker sprays down the exterior walkway at the Nathaniel ...

A worker sprays down the exterior walkway at the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Wick Avenue in downtown Youngstown. Exterior repairs to the structure are expected to be finished later this ...


4-year-old Olivia Brugnoni of Boardman waves a flag while watching the Memorial Day parade in Boardman.

4-year-old Olivia Brugnoni of Boardman waves a flag while watching ...

4-year-old Olivia Brugnoni of Boardman waves a flag while watching the Memorial Day parade in Boardman.


Cleveland Indians’ Juan Diaz reaches first base on an error by Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) in the seventh inning of Monday’s baseball game in Cleveland. The Indians held off the Royals to win 8-5.

Cleveland Indians’ Juan Diaz reaches first base on an error ...

Cleveland Indians’ Juan Diaz reaches first base on an error by Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) in the seventh inning of Monday’s baseball game in Cleveland. The Indians held off the Royals ...


Poland ace Erin Gabriel has worn red shoes since her softball career began. A superstitious player, she did not break the tradition when she made the varsity even though the Bulldogs’ colors are blue and white.

Poland ace Erin Gabriel has worn red shoes since her ...

Poland ace Erin Gabriel has worn red shoes since her softball career began. A superstitious player, she did not break the tradition when she made the varsity even though the Bulldogs’ colors are blue and ...


After spending 10 years at WDJQ-FM in Canton, Patrick DeLuca now broadcasts from his Alliance home on The DeLuca Show Network, an online radio station that he and former WDJQ co-host Charlotte DiFranco started in February.

After spending 10 years at WDJQ-FM in Canton, Patrick DeLuca ...

After spending 10 years at WDJQ-FM in Canton, Patrick DeLuca now broadcasts from his Alliance home on The DeLuca Show Network, an online radio station that he and former WDJQ co-host Charlotte DiFranco started in ...


Seven deceased veterans, two with previously unmarked graves, will be the center of attention at American Legion Post 247’s Memorial Day service at Poland Township Cemetery

Seven deceased veterans, two with previously unmarked graves, will be ...

Seven deceased veterans, two with previously unmarked graves, will be the center of attention at American Legion Post 247’s Memorial Day service at Poland Township Cemetery


William D Lewis The Vindicator    Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia opened opened his shop in 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo ...

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia opened opened his shop in 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.


William D Lewis The Vindicator    Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo ...

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.


William D Lewis The Vindicator    Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo ...

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.


William D Lewis The Vindicator    Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up. The Coke machine still has cokes for a dime.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo ...

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up. The ...


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William D Lewis TheVindicator  Longtime Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia has a garden behind his shop where he is shown picking lettuce.

William D Lewis TheVindicator Longtime Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia has ...

William D Lewis TheVindicator Longtime Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia has a garden behind his shop where he is shown picking lettuce.


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William D Lewis The Vindicator    Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo ...

William D Lewis The Vindicator Long time Youngstown barber Cosmo Pecchia gives a trim to Tom Shimet of Girard. Pecchia opened the shopin 1962 in the house on Oak St where he grew up.


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Robert Lucente Jr. and Regina Deramo

Robert Lucente Jr. and Regina Deramo

Robert Lucente Jr. and Regina Deramo


Matthew Wittenauer and Carrie Keenan

Matthew Wittenauer and Carrie Keenan

Matthew Wittenauer and Carrie Keenan


Kathryn L. Groves and Erik M. Bachinger

Kathryn L. Groves and Erik M. Bachinger

Kathryn L. Groves and Erik M. Bachinger


The Struthers Rotary has announced the names of the winners of its 2012 Struthers High School $500 scholarships. Rotary scholarships are awarded on the basis of participation in activities and organizations that serve the community by helping others. The group also presented the $500 2012 William Comstock Scholarship, given in the name of a former Struthers High School teacher and member of the Board of Education and Rotary. Rotarian Tom Baringer, scholarship chairman, stands with scholarship recipients, from left, Samantha Basista, Ellie Bodnar, Katie Jordan and Leighan Wells. Jordan is the winner of this year’s William Comstock Scholarship.

The Struthers Rotary has announced the names of the winners ...

The Struthers Rotary has announced the names of the winners of its 2012 Struthers High School $500 scholarships. Rotary scholarships are awarded on the basis of participation in activities and organizations that serve the community ...


Jamie L. Woytek and Brendan J. Moran

Jamie L. Woytek and Brendan J. Moran

Jamie L. Woytek and Brendan J. Moran


Roselyn Gadd, right, of Girard Junior Women, presents a scholarship to Sahara Stauffer of Girard High School. The organization is dedicated to raising money for the Girard community, and student scholarships are a priority on the project list. The group also recently donated to the Emmanuel Center and has plans to plant flowers in downtown Girard. New members are welcome. For information visit the Girard Junior Women Facebook page.

Roselyn Gadd, right, of Girard Junior Women, presents a scholarship ...

Roselyn Gadd, right, of Girard Junior Women, presents a scholarship to Sahara Stauffer of Girard High School. The organization is dedicated to raising money for the Girard community, and student scholarships are a priority on ...


Abby meets the age requirement eligibility in the Pets for Patriots program. She is 
between 2 and 3 years old.

Abby meets the age requirement eligibility in the Pets for ...

Abby meets the age requirement eligibility in the Pets for Patriots program. She is between 2 and 3 years old.


Alan Harper, president of the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown, presents Max Lee, winner of The Vindicator Regional Spelling Bee, and Tamsin Day, runner-up, with gift certificates to Barnes & Noble. The students were honored at the club’s weekly luncheon meeting in honor of their spelling achievements. Max is a seventh-grader at Canfield Middle School, and Tamsin is in seventh grade at Willow Creek Leaning Center.

Alan Harper, president of the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown, presents ...

Alan Harper, president of the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown, presents Max Lee, winner of The Vindicator Regional Spelling Bee, and Tamsin Day, runner-up, with gift certificates to Barnes & Noble. The students were honored at ...


The Trumbull County Beekeepers Association has donated $50 to the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library for the purchase of materials concerning bees for the circulating collection. Jan Vaughn, assistant library director, left, displays the bee hand puppet and four children’s books that the gift provided for the library system. The association’s vice president, Richard Becker, with Heritage Farm and Apiary in Orwell, Ohio, stands with Vaughn. TCBA meets monthly and can be reached at www.trumbullcountybeekeepers.org. To learn more about the W-TCPL visit www.wtcpl.org.

The Trumbull County Beekeepers Association has donated $50 to the ...

The Trumbull County Beekeepers Association has donated $50 to the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library for the purchase of materials concerning bees for the circulating collection. Jan Vaughn, assistant library director, left, displays the bee hand ...


Nina M. Leonelli and George J. Zordich Jr.

Nina M. Leonelli and George J. Zordich Jr.

Nina M. Leonelli and George J. Zordich Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meredith

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meredith

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meredith


Nicole S. Cabuno and Richard L. Wilson Jr.

Nicole S. Cabuno and Richard L. Wilson Jr.

Nicole S. Cabuno and Richard L. Wilson Jr.


Robert D. McKenzie and Amanda C. Moore

Robert D. McKenzie and Amanda C. Moore

Robert D. McKenzie and Amanda C. Moore


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smaltz

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smaltz

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smaltz


Mr. and Mrs. Gene DiVincenzo

Mr. and Mrs. Gene DiVincenzo

Mr. and Mrs. Gene DiVincenzo


Soldan

Soldan

Soldan


Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs Inc. honored WYTV 33 News anchor Stan Boney at its annual awards and scholarship presentation May 16 at the Youngstown Country Club. From left are members Marilyn Morelli, Lucile Bartlemay, Barbara Higgins, Boney, Rusti Puromaki, Catherine Campana and Sally Schlabaugh.

Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs Inc. honored WYTV 33 ...

Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs Inc. honored WYTV 33 News anchor Stan Boney at its annual awards and scholarship presentation May 16 at the Youngstown Country Club. From left are members Marilyn Morelli, Lucile ...


Brooke Carlon and Brad Vaughn

Brooke Carlon and Brad Vaughn

Brooke Carlon and Brad Vaughn


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilcox

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilcox

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilcox


Gary “Bones” Mowen of Niles wears an Uncle Sam costume as he rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle through
the General Motors Lordstown plant as part of a fundraising ride Thursday.

Gary “Bones” Mowen of Niles wears an Uncle Sam costume ...

Gary “Bones” Mowen of Niles wears an Uncle Sam costume as he rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle through the General Motors Lordstown plant as part of a fundraising ride Thursday.


Cleveland starting pitcher Justin Masterson

Cleveland starting pitcher Justin Masterson

Cleveland starting pitcher Justin Masterson


Jamar Houser, shown here during an appearance in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, has been cleared in the January 2010 murder of Angeline Fimognari in the parking lot of St. Dominic Church on Youngstown’s South Side. Houser still must answer to felony charges of shooting into a habitation unrelated to the Fimognari murder.

Jamar Houser, shown here during an appearance in Mahoning County ...

Jamar Houser, shown here during an appearance in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, has been cleared in the January 2010 murder of Angeline Fimognari in the parking lot of St. Dominic Church on Youngstown’s South ...


Kalie Benson (21) of Poland and Samantha Schneider (2) collide at second base during the sixth inning of their
Division II regional semifinal softball game Thursday at Firestone Stadium in Akron. Poland held on to defeat
Woodridge, 3-2, and advance to the final Saturday against Akron Hoban.

Kalie Benson (21) of Poland and Samantha Schneider (2) collide ...

Kalie Benson (21) of Poland and Samantha Schneider (2) collide at second base during the sixth inning of their Division II regional semifinal softball game Thursday at Firestone Stadium in Akron. Poland held on to ...


Canfield’s Ben Angelo lays down a bunt during a Division II regional semifinal baseball game against Canton South on Thursday at The Ballpark at Hudson High School. The Cardinals dominated the Wildcats, 14-1, to advance to the regional final today against Mentor Lake Catholic.

Canfield’s Ben Angelo lays down a bunt during a Division ...

Canfield’s Ben Angelo lays down a bunt during a Division II regional semifinal baseball game against Canton South on Thursday at The Ballpark at Hudson High School. The Cardinals dominated the Wildcats, 14-1, to advance ...


RG Steel will shut down its Warren plant early next month.

RG Steel will shut down its Warren plant early next ...

RG Steel will shut down its Warren plant early next month.


PNC Bank Senior Vice President Karen Abrams, winner of the 2012 Athena Award, speaks at Thursday’s event in Boardman.

PNC Bank Senior Vice President Karen Abrams, winner of the ...

PNC Bank Senior Vice President Karen Abrams, winner of the 2012 Athena Award, speaks at Thursday’s event in Boardman.


The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Committee, along with the Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown Inc., has distributed more than $27,000 to local charities and scholarships to Youngstown State University students from the 2011 Italian Fest. The charities are Second Harvest Food Bank, The Rescue Mission, Beatitude House, Rich Center for Autism, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Akron Children’s Hospital Boardman, among others. Committee member are, from left to right, Linda Ilich, Anna D’Amato, John Rossetti, Anthony Julian and Joe Lenefante

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Committee, along with the Italian ...

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Committee, along with the Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown Inc., has distributed more than $27,000 to local charities and scholarships to Youngstown State University students from the 2011 Italian Fest. ...


More than 1,500 Girl Scouts and their families attended the Camporee in April at the 
Canfield Fairgrounds. The event was part of a yearlong celebration of Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary. From left to right are participants Trudee Davis, Briana Rich, Samantha Dilts, Karina Betts, Monica Doyle, Megan Doyle, Barb Bott and Elysabethe O’Hara. The local Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has 40,000 girls and 14,000 adult members in 18 counties.

More than 1,500 Girl Scouts and their families attended the ...

More than 1,500 Girl Scouts and their families attended the Camporee in April at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event was part of a yearlong celebration of Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary. From left to right are ...


East’s Valentino Sewell clears the first hurdle during the boys 300-meter event at Wednesday’s Division I regional track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Sewell advances to Saturday’s finals in the 300 and 110 hurdle events.

East’s Valentino Sewell clears the first hurdle during the boys ...

East’s Valentino Sewell clears the first hurdle during the boys 300-meter event at Wednesday’s Division I regional track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Sewell advances to Saturday’s finals in the 300 and 110 hurdle ...


Cyra Cross, a member of the Principal’s Club, digs into a slice of pizza at the party.

Cyra Cross, a member of the Principal’s Club, digs into ...

Cyra Cross, a member of the Principal’s Club, digs into a slice of pizza at the party.


Ronald Marian, executive director of the Mahoning County Mental Health Board, makes a point at the agency’s May is Mental Health Month Celebration and Awards Program.

Ronald Marian, executive director of the Mahoning County Mental Health ...

Ronald Marian, executive director of the Mahoning County Mental Health Board, makes a point at the agency’s May is Mental Health Month Celebration and Awards Program.


Springfield’s Cody Pitzo and his Tigers teammates will make their fourth trip in five seasons to the Division III regional semifinal today — this time against the Cuyahoga Heights Redskins at The PIpeyard in Lorain.

Springfield’s Cody Pitzo and his Tigers teammates will make their ...

Springfield’s Cody Pitzo and his Tigers teammates will make their fourth trip in five seasons to the Division III regional semifinal today — this time against the Cuyahoga Heights Redskins at The PIpeyard in Lorain.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #99 Cheyenne Eggens pitches during the bottom of the third inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #99 Cheyenne Eggens pitches ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #99 Cheyenne Eggens pitches during the bottom of the third inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #12 Paije Kiraly grounds a bunt in the top of the fifth inning as Mathews #7 Maddie Williams heads for first base during the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #12 Paije Kiraly ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #12 Paije Kiraly grounds a bunt in the top of the fifth inning as Mathews #7 Maddie Williams heads for first base during the Division 3 Regional Semifinal ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates after winning the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University against Jackson Milton.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates after winning the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University against Jackson Milton.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson slides safely into home during the bottom of the third inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson slides safely into home during the bottom of the third inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #3 slides on her knees as she makes an catch during the bottom of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #3 slides on her ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #3 slides on her knees as she makes an catch during the bottom of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #99 Cheyenne Eggens makes contact to get a hit during the top of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #99 Cheyenne Eggens makes ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #99 Cheyenne Eggens makes contact to get a hit during the top of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson slides safely into home during the bottom of the third inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson slides safely into home during the bottom of the third inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #15 Tabby Granelly makes contact during the top of the sixth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #15 Tabby Granelly makes ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #15 Tabby Granelly makes contact during the top of the sixth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson jumps to catch an outfield fly but drops it due to her teammates close pressence during the top of the first inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #7 Shannon Ricketson jumps to catch an outfield fly but drops it due to her teammates close pressence during the top of the first inning against Mathews for ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #15 Tabby Granelly is tagged out at home plate during the top of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #15 Tabby Granelly is ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #15 Tabby Granelly is tagged out at home plate during the top of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Due to an error on a pick-off attempt at third base, Mathews #16 Hollie Shreves safely steals home during the top of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Due to an error on ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Due to an error on a pick-off attempt at third base, Mathews #16 Hollie Shreves safely steals home during the top of the fourth inning against Jackson Milton for the ...


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #12 Paije Kiraly pitches during the top of the fourth inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #12 Paije Kiraly ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Jackson Milton's #12 Paije Kiraly pitches during the top of the fourth inning against Mathews for the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University.


JESSICA M. KANALAS  | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates by jumping on teammate #21 Jacki Rhine after winning the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University against Jackson Milton.

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates ...

JESSICA M. KANALAS | THE VINDICATOR..Mathews #2 Olivia Rhodanz celebrates by jumping on teammate #21 Jacki Rhine after winning the Division 3 Regional Semifinal game at Kent State University against Jackson Milton.


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Keyasia

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Deanna L. Blair and Arnold A. Barzak III

Deanna L. Blair and Arnold A. Barzak III

Deanna L. Blair and Arnold A. Barzak III


The Liberty Walmart store recently presented a $1,000 Walmart Foundation Grant check to Ebony Lifeline Support Group Inc. Pictured are Bob Thomas of Ebony, left; Philomena Serena, assistant manager of Walmart in Liberty; and William Allen of Ebony. The group, which assists individuals and family members in the transition from addiction to recovery, has served Mahoning and Trumbull counties since 1988.

The Liberty Walmart store recently presented a $1,000 Walmart Foundation ...

The Liberty Walmart store recently presented a $1,000 Walmart Foundation Grant check to Ebony Lifeline Support Group Inc. Pictured are Bob Thomas of Ebony, left; Philomena Serena, assistant manager of Walmart in Liberty; and William ...


Stefanos Georgiades and Carla M. Zalac

Stefanos Georgiades and Carla M. Zalac

Stefanos Georgiades and Carla M. Zalac


The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown recently announced its 22nd scholarship winner, Emily Conrad of Louisville, Ohio. She is a student at Kent State Salem in the horticulture program. Above are Stan Jones, left, horticulture program director at Kent Salem, Conrad and Lynn Hoffman, chairman of the scholarship committee.

The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown recently announced its 22nd ...

The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown recently announced its 22nd scholarship winner, Emily Conrad of Louisville, Ohio. She is a student at Kent State Salem in the horticulture program. Above are Stan Jones, left, horticulture ...


Ohio Wineries.

Ohio Wineries.

Ohio Wineries.


Lisa Grafton of Hinckley and Gary Poage of Salem enjoy wine at Mastropiétro Winery.

Lisa Grafton of Hinckley and Gary Poage of Salem enjoy ...

Lisa Grafton of Hinckley and Gary Poage of Salem enjoy wine at Mastropiétro Winery.


Springfield Township’s first police dog, Dany, pictured here with his handler Officer Glenn Corey, reported for duty Tuesday.

Springfield Township’s first police dog, Dany, pictured here with his ...

Springfield Township’s first police dog, Dany, pictured here with his handler Officer Glenn Corey, reported for duty Tuesday.


Champion third baseman Haley McAllister throws the ball to first base to get an out during Tuesday’s matchup against Poland at North Elementary School in Poland.

Champion third baseman Haley McAllister throws the ball to first ...

Champion third baseman Haley McAllister throws the ball to first base to get an out during Tuesday’s matchup against Poland at North Elementary School in Poland.


Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy passes during practice at the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on
Tuesday.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy passes during practice at the ...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy passes during practice at the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Tuesday.


Maggy Lorenzi, asks a question at a meeting of the Youngstown charter-review committee to gauge public reaction to the 17 charter amendments its members are proposing to city council.

Maggy Lorenzi, asks a question at a meeting of the ...

Maggy Lorenzi, asks a question at a meeting of the Youngstown charter-review committee to gauge public reaction to the 17 charter amendments its members are proposing to city council.


Canfield’s Joe Tuchek flips the ball to teammate Mike Ross (7) as Ursuline’s Paul Pegues (20) heads toward second base during Tuesday’s game in Canfield.

Canfield’s Joe Tuchek flips the ball to teammate Mike Ross ...

Canfield’s Joe Tuchek flips the ball to teammate Mike Ross (7) as Ursuline’s Paul Pegues (20) heads toward second base during Tuesday’s game in Canfield.


A “sold” sign stands outside a home in Riverview, Fla. Americans bought more previously owned homes in
April, a hopeful sign that the weak housing market gradually is improving. Home sales in Ohio increased
11.3 percent in the first four months of 2012 compared with 2011.

A “sold” sign stands outside a home in Riverview, Fla. ...

A “sold” sign stands outside a home in Riverview, Fla. Americans bought more previously owned homes in April, a hopeful sign that the weak housing market gradually is improving. Home sales in Ohio increased 11.3 ...


Sean O’Toole, left, Joshua Kessner and Jim Villani protest the Mahoning County sheriff ’s sale of homes that were to be auctioned off Tuesday. O’Toole and Kessner are members of Occupy Youngstown. The Occupy group says land banks should be used to hold and transfer property.

Sean O’Toole, left, Joshua Kessner and Jim Villani protest the ...

Sean O’Toole, left, Joshua Kessner and Jim Villani protest the Mahoning County sheriff ’s sale of homes that were to be auctioned off Tuesday. O’Toole and Kessner are members of Occupy Youngstown. The Occupy group ...


Paul Dutton, chairman of the William Swanston Charitable Fund, announces a $600,000 grant for Campbell
Works for Children, a coalition that helps Campbell Elementary students with academic and social challenges.

Paul Dutton, chairman of the William Swanston Charitable Fund, announces ...

Paul Dutton, chairman of the William Swanston Charitable Fund, announces a $600,000 grant for Campbell Works for Children, a coalition that helps Campbell Elementary students with academic and social challenges.


The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, recently honored seven individuals for their years of service as volunteer docents at the museum. Giving tours for the past 20 years are, from left, Betty Joyce, Suzyn Schwebel Epstein, Richard Lander, Elizabeth Cole-Clark and Mary Ellen Fink. Absent from the picture are Janet Garchar and Beverly Gibson. Anyone interested in volunteering as a docent can call the art institute at 330-743-1107, ext. 114. Photo by Nick Mays | The Vindicator

The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, ...

The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, recently honored seven individuals for their years of service as volunteer docents at the museum. Giving tours for the past 20 years are, from left, ...


Dangerous Curvez MC is an all-female local motorcycle club of professional women. The group has participated in and sponsored many fundraisers in the community and recently presented a donation to Audrey Walker, front row, left, of Soujourner House, a shelter for battered women. Also in the front row are Gwen “Sugafree” Bell, club president, and Camesha “Hypnotic” Edmonds, vice president. In the back row, from left, are Yatasha “Freeway” Jefferson, treasurer; Sondra “Honey” Jones, co-founder; and Melanie “SweetH20” Ross, business manager.

Dangerous Curvez MC is an all-female local motorcycle club of ...

Dangerous Curvez MC is an all-female local motorcycle club of professional women. The group has participated in and sponsored many fundraisers in the community and recently presented a donation to Audrey Walker, front row, left, ...


Penn State running back Michael Zordich (9) warms up before practice at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas.

Penn State running back Michael Zordich (9) warms up before ...

Penn State running back Michael Zordich (9) warms up before practice at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas.


Susan Viars, left, of Mahoning County Safe Communities and Scott Weamer, Canfield assistant police chief, discussed the kickoff of the national Click it or Ticket campaign. The campaign runs through June 3 and is designed to educate drivers about the dangers of not wearing a seat belt. Weamer said anyone pulled over
on a separate violation who is found to not be wearing a seat belt will be ticketed.

Susan Viars, left, of Mahoning County Safe Communities and Scott ...

Susan Viars, left, of Mahoning County Safe Communities and Scott Weamer, Canfield assistant police chief, discussed the kickoff of the national Click it or Ticket campaign. The campaign runs through June 3 and is designed ...


Firefighters work on extinguishing hot spots left over from a blaze that consumed the garage and much of a house at 8869 Duck Creek Road in Ellsworth Township. Fire crews from almost a dozen departments
responded for mutual aid, and the homeowner made it out without injury. The fire remains under investigation, and the cause is not yet known.

Firefighters work on extinguishing hot spots left over from a ...

Firefighters work on extinguishing hot spots left over from a blaze that consumed the garage and much of a house at 8869 Duck Creek Road in Ellsworth Township. Fire crews from almost a dozen departments ...


Rosemary McIntire, left, recalls memories of her first husband, Maurice Hamilton, who was killed in a plane bombing. Two of her daughters, Roseann Cencia, center, and Teresa Kondis, right, discuss their father and how their lives changed after his death. Hamilton and 44 others were killed May 22, 1962, when a bomb placed in the plane’s bathroom brought the aircraft down over the Iowa/Missouri line.

Rosemary McIntire, left, recalls memories of her first husband, Maurice ...

Rosemary McIntire, left, recalls memories of her first husband, Maurice Hamilton, who was killed in a plane bombing. Two of her daughters, Roseann Cencia, center, and Teresa Kondis, right, discuss their father and how their ...


An exterior photograph of Humility of Mary Health Partners’ St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, which will be expanded with a seven-story patient tower beginning this fall. The $100.7 million project is part of $203.3 million investment at its facilities in Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties that was announced by HMHP on Monday .

An exterior photograph of Humility of Mary Health Partners’ St. ...

An exterior photograph of Humility of Mary Health Partners’ St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, which will be expanded with a seven-story patient tower beginning this fall. The $100.7 million project is part of $203.3 million ...


Sierra Smith, a cousin of Tracee Banks’, shows her emotions as she talks about how Banks’ death has affected
Smith’s daughter, who was in the West Side house when Melvin Shaw shot into the home, killing Banks and
wounding her friend.

Sierra Smith, a cousin of Tracee Banks’, shows her emotions ...

Sierra Smith, a cousin of Tracee Banks’, shows her emotions as she talks about how Banks’ death has affected Smith’s daughter, who was in the West Side house when Melvin Shaw shot into the home, ...


Sage Spotleson of Poland leads the way in the 100-meter hurdles last weekend at Reilly Stadium in Salem. Spotleson qualified for the regional in the event in Bedford this week.

Sage Spotleson of Poland leads the way in the 100-meter ...

Sage Spotleson of Poland leads the way in the 100-meter hurdles last weekend at Reilly Stadium in Salem. Spotleson qualified for the regional in the event in Bedford this week.


Jackson Milton’s Paije Kiraly begins pitching during the first inning in the Bluejays’ recent tournament game against the Western Reserve Blue Devils. Kiraly and the Bluejays play Mathews in the Division IV regional 
semifinal on Wednesday.

Jackson Milton’s Paije Kiraly begins pitching during the first inning ...

Jackson Milton’s Paije Kiraly begins pitching during the first inning in the Bluejays’ recent tournament game against the Western Reserve Blue Devils. Kiraly and the Bluejays play Mathews in the Division IV regional semifinal on ...


Lori Everly, left, president of the Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women’s Group, recently presented a check in the amount of $200 to Casey Bertolette, development associate for Beatitude House in Youngstown. CAPBW also supports Christina House in Columbiana and Buckeye Girls State programs. It also is donating three $1,500 scholarships to area high school seniors. For information about the group contact Everly at leverly1101@aol.com.

Lori Everly, left, president of the Columbiana Area Business and ...

Lori Everly, left, president of the Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women’s Group, recently presented a check in the amount of $200 to Casey Bertolette, development associate for Beatitude House in Youngstown. CAPBW also supports ...


Michael Armaline and Brenda Bungard

Michael Armaline and Brenda Bungard

Michael Armaline and Brenda Bungard


Robert S. Kuzniak Jr. and Bobbi Jo Lawler

Robert S. Kuzniak Jr. and Bobbi Jo Lawler

Robert S. Kuzniak Jr. and Bobbi Jo Lawler


Megan Villers and Justin Banasiewicz

Megan Villers and Justin Banasiewicz

Megan Villers and Justin Banasiewicz


Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown recently sponsored a Red Solo Cup fundraiser for autism. More than $3,000 was raised and donated to Fairhaven School in Niles. On April 25, the Lube’s marketing manager, Danielle Hall, and Coop, its chicken mascot, visited the school and presented the proceeds to school principal Rosanne Morell. Preschool students made a thank-you card for the folks at the Lube, which was given to Hall by her nephew, Angelo, a student at the school.

Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown recently sponsored a Red ...

Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown recently sponsored a Red Solo Cup fundraiser for autism. More than $3,000 was raised and donated to Fairhaven School in Niles. On April 25, the Lube’s marketing manager, Danielle ...


Boardman native Michael Mannozzi will compete at the 10K race walking nationals in Albany, N.Y., on June 2, a tune-up for the 20K Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., 28 days later.

Boardman native Michael Mannozzi will compete at the 10K race ...

Boardman native Michael Mannozzi will compete at the 10K race walking nationals in Albany, N.Y., on June 2, a tune-up for the 20K Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., 28 days later.


Graduate Kenisha Coleman, 17, receives her diploma from Youngstown Board of Education President Lock P. Beachum Sr. during the commencement ceremony for the 2012 graduating class of Youngstown Early College on Sunday in Powers Auditorium.

Graduate Kenisha Coleman, 17, receives her diploma from Youngstown Board ...

Graduate Kenisha Coleman, 17, receives her diploma from Youngstown Board of Education President Lock P. Beachum Sr. during the commencement ceremony for the 2012 graduating class of Youngstown Early College on Sunday in Powers Auditorium.


Graduate Sara Posey receives her diploma from her mother, Lori Posey, treasurer for the Columbiana Board of Education, during the commencement ceremony.

Graduate Sara Posey receives her diploma from her mother, Lori ...

Graduate Sara Posey receives her diploma from her mother, Lori Posey, treasurer for the Columbiana Board of Education, during the commencement ceremony.


Caitlyn Butler, left, watches as Kerra Loomis lines up a putt during Sunday’s first-round qualifier in the Girls U-17 Division for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament at Pine Lakes Golf Club in Hubbard. The top two boys and girls in each division (U-17 and U-14) advanced to the championship final set for July 21 at Trumbull Country Club. Butler finished tied for third with a 91, and Loomis finished in fifth with a 96.

Caitlyn Butler, left, watches as Kerra Loomis lines up a ...

Caitlyn Butler, left, watches as Kerra Loomis lines up a putt during Sunday’s first-round qualifier in the Girls U-17 Division for The Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament at Pine Lakes Golf Club in ...


Janet Loew, communications and public-relations director, shows off the new electronic event sign in front of the main library on Wick Ave.

Janet Loew, communications and public-relations director, shows off the new ...

Janet Loew, communications and public-relations director, shows off the new electronic event sign in front of the main library on Wick Ave.


Cleveland Indians left fielder Johnny Damon flips upside down after slamming into the outfield wall on an RBI-double by the Miami Marlins’ Logan Morrison in the eighth inning of Sunday’s interleague baseball game in Cleveland. The Indians fell 5-3.

Cleveland Indians left fielder Johnny Damon flips upside down after ...

Cleveland Indians left fielder Johnny Damon flips upside down after slamming into the outfield wall on an RBI-double by the Miami Marlins’ Logan Morrison in the eighth inning of Sunday’s interleague baseball game in Cleveland. ...


The interior of the Hollywood Casino in Toledo features a glitzy motif. The casino is scheduled to open late this month.

The interior of the Hollywood Casino in Toledo features a ...

The interior of the Hollywood Casino in Toledo features a glitzy motif. The casino is scheduled to open late this month.


Valantino Sewell of Youngstown East jumps over the final hurdle to take first place in the mens 300 meter hurdle while being followed closely by Andrew Hamilton of Howland during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Valantino Sewell of Youngstown East jumps over the final hurdle ...

Valantino Sewell of Youngstown East jumps over the final hurdle to take first place in the mens 300 meter hurdle while being followed closely by Andrew Hamilton of Howland during Fridays Division one district championship ...


Theresa Scott of Fitch runs far out front of the pack helping her 4x100 meter relay team of Jenna Yacovone, Ebony Davis, and Amber Brown win the race and set a new district record during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Theresa Scott of Fitch runs far out front of the ...

Theresa Scott of Fitch runs far out front of the pack helping her 4x100 meter relay team of Jenna Yacovone, Ebony Davis, and Amber Brown win the race and set a new district record during ...


(L-R) Emily Deering of Geneva, Emily Stevens of Warren Harding, and Hallie Allen of Tallmadge match each other step by step across the finish line of the 400 meter run during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

(L-R) Emily Deering of Geneva, Emily Stevens of Warren Harding, ...

(L-R) Emily Deering of Geneva, Emily Stevens of Warren Harding, and Hallie Allen of Tallmadge match each other step by step across the finish line of the 400 meter run during Fridays Division one district ...


Jenna Yacovone of Austintown Fitch runs her leg of the 4x200 meter relay during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Jenna Yacovone of Austintown Fitch runs her leg of the ...

Jenna Yacovone of Austintown Fitch runs her leg of the 4x200 meter relay during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


Junior Aminah Wesley of Warren G. Harding leads the pack during the half way mark of the 100 meter dash during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Junior Aminah Wesley of Warren G. Harding leads the pack ...

Junior Aminah Wesley of Warren G. Harding leads the pack during the half way mark of the 100 meter dash during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay ...


Nathan Bowlen of Fitch leads his 4x200 meter relay team to first place during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Nathan Bowlen of Fitch leads his 4x200 meter relay team ...

Nathan Bowlen of Fitch leads his 4x200 meter relay team to first place during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


Junior Kayla Baily of Austintown Fitch kicks her legs up and over the pole vault pole during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Junior Kayla Baily of Austintown Fitch kicks her legs up ...

Junior Kayla Baily of Austintown Fitch kicks her legs up and over the pole vault pole during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


Olivia Chinn (left) of Ravenna runs neck and neck with Carissa Jenkins (right) of Austintown Fitch to the finish line of the 1600 meter run during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Olivia Chinn (left) of Ravenna runs neck and neck with ...

Olivia Chinn (left) of Ravenna runs neck and neck with Carissa Jenkins (right) of Austintown Fitch to the finish line of the 1600 meter run during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown ...


Billy Price of Austintown Fitch comes around his final spin and prepares to release the shot put during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School.  Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Billy Price of Austintown Fitch comes around his final spin ...

Billy Price of Austintown Fitch comes around his final spin and prepares to release the shot put during Fridays Division one district championship track meet at Austintown Fitch High School. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


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Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Yarnell

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Yarnell

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Yarnell


Matt Brown and Lauren Thompson

Matt Brown and Lauren Thompson

Matt Brown and Lauren Thompson


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bartos

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bartos

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bartos


Mr. and Mrs. Rich Korhan

Mr. and Mrs. Rich Korhan

Mr. and Mrs. Rich Korhan


Joseph R. Fagnano and Shana L. Marsco

Joseph R. Fagnano and Shana L. Marsco

Joseph R. Fagnano and Shana L. Marsco


Mr. and Mrs. William Lehotsky

Mr. and Mrs. William Lehotsky

Mr. and Mrs. William Lehotsky


Erica Hubble and Nathan Blust

Erica Hubble and Nathan Blust

Erica Hubble and Nathan Blust


Judge and Mrs. Joseph Donofrio

Judge and Mrs. Joseph Donofrio

Judge and Mrs. Joseph Donofrio


Aniya

Aniya

Aniya


Dr. Imler

Dr. Imler

Dr. Imler


Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Frattaroli

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Frattaroli

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Frattaroli


Mr. and Mrs. Gene Shilling

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Shilling

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Shilling


Ralph Witmer, left, of Columbiana, was recently presented with a certificate of recognition by Steve Knizat, vice president of the Columbiana County Fairboard. Every year, individuals from across the state are recognized for their outstanding support of local fairs during ceremonies at the Ohio Fairs convention in Columbus. Witmer represented the Columbiana Fair with this honor and was thanked by the board for his continued devotion and support of the fair through the years.

Ralph Witmer, left, of Columbiana, was recently presented with a ...

Ralph Witmer, left, of Columbiana, was recently presented with a certificate of recognition by Steve Knizat, vice president of the Columbiana County Fairboard. Every year, individuals from across the state are recognized for their outstanding ...


Northeast Ohio Adoption Services recently accepted a $134,633 check from the Western Reserve Restaurant Management group, which owns and operates 28 Cuyahoga and Lorain County Wendy’s restaurants. The donation, raised through the annual sale of $1 Valentine Fun Pack coupon booklets at Wendy’s locations, including the top-selling store in Amherst, Ohio, brought the total contribution raised over 12 years to $1,113, 285. Accepting a “Thanks a Million” plaque from Cary Sanders, NOAS permanency planning supervisor, and NOAS Board of Trustees chairman Dennis Lewis Jr., is Carrie Bowlsby (center), the Amherst store general manager.

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services recently accepted a $134,633 check from ...

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services recently accepted a $134,633 check from the Western Reserve Restaurant Management group, which owns and operates 28 Cuyahoga and Lorain County Wendy’s restaurants. The donation, raised through the annual sale of ...


Colleen Ogan and Patrick McGuire

Colleen Ogan and Patrick McGuire

Colleen Ogan and Patrick McGuire


Mr. and Mrs. Elden Helmick

Mr. and Mrs. Elden Helmick

Mr. and Mrs. Elden Helmick


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Borrelli

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Borrelli

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Borrelli


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Jakubek

Jakubek


Porter

Porter

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Jim Tressel, former Youngstown State and Ohio State football coach, autographs a drawing for Anthony Lattanzio, 15, of Poland at the United Way’s Champions Among Us dinner Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Also speaking at the fundraiser was Penn State senior running back Michael Zordich, a graduate of

Jim Tressel, former Youngstown State and Ohio State football coach, ...

Jim Tressel, former Youngstown State and Ohio State football coach, autographs a drawing for Anthony Lattanzio, 15, of Poland at the United Way’s Champions Among Us dinner Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Also speaking ...


Alec and Eric Yurchekfrodl, 18, are twins who worked their way through Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts, starting in second grade. The seniors at Austintown Fitch High School recently earned their Eagle Scout awards by completing projects at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canfield.

Alec and Eric Yurchekfrodl, 18, are twins who worked their ...

Alec and Eric Yurchekfrodl, 18, are twins who worked their way through Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts, starting in second grade. The seniors at Austintown Fitch High School recently earned their Eagle Scout awards by ...


Randal Brown, right, faces sentencing with his attorney, Ronald Yarwood, in the courtroom of Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The judge sentenced Brown to three years in prison Thursday for having unprotected sex with a woman while knowing he was HIV-positive.

Randal Brown, right, faces sentencing with his attorney, Ronald Yarwood, ...

Randal Brown, right, faces sentencing with his attorney, Ronald Yarwood, in the courtroom of Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The judge sentenced Brown to three years in prison Thursday for ...


Melissa Watkins of Columbus takes time to reflect on the life of her cousin, Pako Lacey, 20, who was shot to death on the South Side earlier this week. Other family members embrace in the background in front of
the East Avondale Avenue home where police found his body.

Melissa Watkins of Columbus takes time to reflect on the ...

Melissa Watkins of Columbus takes time to reflect on the life of her cousin, Pako Lacey, 20, who was shot to death on the South Side earlier this week. Other family members embrace in the ...


Jeannine Baker, left, and her mother, Bea Baker, embrace at Youngstown State University. Both will earn their master’s degrees in social work during spring commencement ceremonies Saturday at Beeghly Center. The undergraduate ceremony is 10 a.m.; the graduate ceremony is at 2:30 p.m.

Jeannine Baker, left, and her mother, Bea Baker, embrace at ...

Jeannine Baker, left, and her mother, Bea Baker, embrace at Youngstown State University. Both will earn their master’s degrees in social work during spring commencement ceremonies Saturday at Beeghly Center. The undergraduate ceremony is 10 ...


Girard senior outfielder Morgan Walters dives for a catch in right field during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Girard senior outfielder Morgan Walters dives for a catch in ...

Girard senior outfielder Morgan Walters dives for a catch in right field during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


Logan Gatchel of East Palestine dives to catch a ground ball during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Logan Gatchel of East Palestine dives to catch a ground ...

Logan Gatchel of East Palestine dives to catch a ground ball during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


Logan Gatchel of East Palestine dives to catch a ground ball during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Logan Gatchel of East Palestine dives to catch a ground ...

Logan Gatchel of East Palestine dives to catch a ground ball during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


East Palestine pitcher Karly Pence (3,left) gets tripped up by the slide of Girard baserunner Bryanna Jay (20) during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

East Palestine pitcher Karly Pence (3,left) gets tripped up by ...

East Palestine pitcher Karly Pence (3,left) gets tripped up by the slide of Girard baserunner Bryanna Jay (20) during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


East Palestine players including (front right to left) Carly Blair (8,far right), Logan Gatchel (11,second from right) and Paige Patterson (12,far left) celebrate after getting the championship trophy for beating Girard during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

East Palestine players including (front right to left) Carly Blair ...

East Palestine players including (front right to left) Carly Blair (8,far right), Logan Gatchel (11,second from right) and Paige Patterson (12,far left) celebrate after getting the championship trophy for beating Girard during Thursdays district championship ...


Members of the East Palestine softball team celebrate after getting the third out to beat Girard during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Members of the East Palestine softball team celebrate after getting ...

Members of the East Palestine softball team celebrate after getting the third out to beat Girard during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


East Palestines Carly Blair (8,right) slides into third base underneath the tag by Girard's Alli Rose (13,left) during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

East Palestines Carly Blair (8,right) slides into third base underneath ...

East Palestines Carly Blair (8,right) slides into third base underneath the tag by Girard's Alli Rose (13,left) during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


Girard baserunner Callie Jay (16,left) attempts to slide back to second base before being tagged by Carly Blair (8,right) of East Palestine during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Girard baserunner Callie Jay (16,left) attempts to slide back to ...

Girard baserunner Callie Jay (16,left) attempts to slide back to second base before being tagged by Carly Blair (8,right) of East Palestine during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin ...


Girards senior Mickey Sigurani gets held by teammate Neco Maderitz (left) after her team lost Thursdays district championship game against East Palestine at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Girards senior Mickey Sigurani gets held by teammate Neco Maderitz ...

Girards senior Mickey Sigurani gets held by teammate Neco Maderitz (left) after her team lost Thursdays district championship game against East Palestine at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


East Palestine senior Carly Blair (8) raises the district Championship trophy to the crows after her team beat Girard in Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

East Palestine senior Carly Blair (8) raises the district Championship ...

East Palestine senior Carly Blair (8) raises the district Championship trophy to the crows after her team beat Girard in Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The ...


Mickey Sigurani of Girard wipes tears from her eyes after her team lost Thursdays district championship game against East Palestine at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

Mickey Sigurani of Girard wipes tears from her eyes after ...

Mickey Sigurani of Girard wipes tears from her eyes after her team lost Thursdays district championship game against East Palestine at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


East Palistine's Carly Blair (8,right) reaches to tag out Mickey Sigurani (21) of Girard during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay  |  The Vindicator

East Palistine's Carly Blair (8,right) reaches to tag out Mickey ...

East Palistine's Carly Blair (8,right) reaches to tag out Mickey Sigurani (21) of Girard during Thursdays district championship game at South Range High School in Canfield. Dustin Livesay | The Vindicator


(832) Lynnea Mims of Struthers launches the shot Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator

(832) Lynnea Mims of Struthers launches the shot Thursday afternoon ...

(832) Lynnea Mims of Struthers launches the shot Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator


(816) of Poland and (104) of Salem are stride for stride during the 4 x 400 meter relay Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator

(816) of Poland and (104) of Salem are stride for ...

(816) of Poland and (104) of Salem are stride for stride during the 4 x 400 meter relay Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator


(178) of Southeast does the long jump Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator

(178) of Southeast does the long jump Thursday afternoon in ...

(178) of Southeast does the long jump Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator


(110) of Salem attempts the high jump Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator

(110) of Salem attempts the high jump Thursday afternoon in ...

(110) of Salem attempts the high jump Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator


Sage Spotleson Poland leads her heat in the 100 meter hurdles Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator

Sage Spotleson Poland leads her heat in the 100 meter ...

Sage Spotleson Poland leads her heat in the 100 meter hurdles Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator


Bryan Partika of Poland fights for the finish in a tight race Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator

Bryan Partika of Poland fights for the finish in a ...

Bryan Partika of Poland fights for the finish in a tight race Thursday afternoon in Salem. - Nick Mays l The Vindicator


Cody Pitzo (10) of Springfield keeps his eye on Warren JFK baserunner Vince Infante (4) during their Division
IV district championship baseball game Wednesday at Cene Park in Struthers. Nick Russell tossed a 
complete-game shutout, striking out seven batters, to lead the Tigers to a 10-0 win over the Eagles.

Cody Pitzo (10) of Springfield keeps his eye on Warren ...

Cody Pitzo (10) of Springfield keeps his eye on Warren JFK baserunner Vince Infante (4) during their Division IV district championship baseball game Wednesday at Cene Park in Struthers. Nick Russell tossed a complete-game shutout, ...


East High School students, from left, Angel Cosme, Breona Taylor and LeA’Jaha Day listen as Meagan Tehua of Goodness Grows talks about what’s included in one of the beds in the East High School Panthers Garden, a garden in the courtyard of East High School. The project was a joint effort among the school, Northeast Homeowners Association and Concerned Citizens Association and several partner individuals and organizations.

East High School students, from left, Angel Cosme, Breona Taylor ...

East High School students, from left, Angel Cosme, Breona Taylor and LeA’Jaha Day listen as Meagan Tehua of Goodness Grows talks about what’s included in one of the beds in the East High School Panthers ...


Agee and his lawyers James Gentile, center, and Rhys Cartwright-Jones await the sentence of Judge Maureen A. Sweeney.

Agee and his lawyers James Gentile, center, and Rhys Cartwright-Jones ...

Agee and his lawyers James Gentile, center, and Rhys Cartwright-Jones await the sentence of Judge Maureen A. Sweeney.


The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will convert a 21-acre sports complex into a state-of-the-art animal shelter and education center. After getting donations and pledges of $2 million, the league purchased the former ThunderPlex site on state Route 193 near state Route 82 for $550,000.

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will convert a ...

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will convert a 21-acre sports complex into a state-of-the-art animal shelter and education center. After getting donations and pledges of $2 million, the league purchased the former ThunderPlex ...


Poland’s Meredith Tesone (2) narrowly avoids being tagged out as Canfield shortstop Rachel Tinkey fields a line drive during the Division II district final softball game Wednesday at Alliance High School. Tinkey had
two hits for the Cardinals, who lost to the Bulldogs, 8-1. Poland starting pitcher Erin Gabriel, the reigning Ohio
Player of the Year, dominated the Cardinals with a complete game that included 15 strikeouts.

Poland’s Meredith Tesone (2) narrowly avoids being tagged out as ...

Poland’s Meredith Tesone (2) narrowly avoids being tagged out as Canfield shortstop Rachel Tinkey fields a line drive during the Division II district final softball game Wednesday at Alliance High School. Tinkey had two hits ...


Vice President Joe Biden contrasted the economic records of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, during a speech at M7 Technologies Wednesday.

Vice President Joe Biden contrasted the economic records of President ...

Vice President Joe Biden contrasted the economic records of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, during a speech at M7 Technologies Wednesday.


Ida and Richard Faber of Fowler receive their check of $701,580 for signing oil and gas leases with Shale Investment Fund LLC on Wednesday at the Fowler Community Center.

Ida and Richard Faber of Fowler receive their check of ...

Ida and Richard Faber of Fowler receive their check of $701,580 for signing oil and gas leases with Shale Investment Fund LLC on Wednesday at the Fowler Community Center.


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Scott E. Hilpert and Amber E. Kunder

Scott E. Hilpert and Amber E. Kunder

Scott E. Hilpert and Amber E. Kunder


Michele Carosella and Kelly Fookes

Michele Carosella and Kelly Fookes

Michele Carosella and Kelly Fookes


Michael R. Crockett and Nicole M. Latone

Michael R. Crockett and Nicole M. Latone

Michael R. Crockett and Nicole M. Latone


Felicia A. Moses and William D. Turner

Felicia A. Moses and William D. Turner

Felicia A. Moses and William D. Turner


Rich Janis, of Boardman, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and a benefit to off set his medical costs is set for Sunday at The Embassy on Youngstown-Poland Road. He served in the Army from 1968 to 1975 and spent 13 months overseas in Vietnam.

Rich Janis, of Boardman, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and ...

Rich Janis, of Boardman, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and a benefit to off set his medical costs is set for Sunday at The Embassy on Youngstown-Poland Road. He served in the Army from 1968 ...


Guy Gadowsky will begin his second season as coach of the Penn State men’s hockey program, which begins Big Ten play in 2013-14.

Guy Gadowsky will begin his second season as coach of ...

Guy Gadowsky will begin his second season as coach of the Penn State men’s hockey program, which begins Big Ten play in 2013-14.


Girard shortstop Nick Cavalier attempts to pick off Ursuline’s Joel Hake. Hake was out on the play, but the Irish beat the Indians in the Division III district final, 3-2, in extra innings.

Girard shortstop Nick Cavalier attempts to pick off Ursuline’s Joel ...

Girard shortstop Nick Cavalier attempts to pick off Ursuline’s Joel Hake. Hake was out on the play, but the Irish beat the Indians in the Division III district final, 3-2, in extra innings.


Tracee Hewlett, right, mother of slain teen Tracee Banks, gets a hug from Cierra Smith after guilty verdicts are read in the case of Melvin Shaw II. He was found guilty Tuesday of killing Banks in 2010.

Tracee Hewlett, right, mother of slain teen Tracee Banks, gets ...

Tracee Hewlett, right, mother of slain teen Tracee Banks, gets a hug from Cierra Smith after guilty verdicts are read in the case of Melvin Shaw II. He was found guilty Tuesday of killing Banks ...


Mahoning County intends to close its South Side Annex, 2801 Market St., this year after the three remaining occupants move out.

Mahoning County intends to close its South Side Annex, 2801 ...

Mahoning County intends to close its South Side Annex, 2801 Market St., this year after the three remaining occupants move out.


Travelers fill up at a gas station for an early start on the Memorial Day weekend traffic in Valencia, Calif. This year, economists and tourism experts are expecting only a small uptick in summer travelers. Gas prices are lower but still high enough to keep some Americans off the road.

Travelers fill up at a gas station for an early ...

Travelers fill up at a gas station for an early start on the Memorial Day weekend traffic in Valencia, Calif. This year, economists and tourism experts are expecting only a small uptick in summer travelers. ...


New Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien wants the Mahoning Valley to continue being an important recruiting area for the Nittany Lions. He cited players like Michael Zordich, Darryl Clark and Brandon Beachum as the “pipeline” of players to State College, Pa.

New Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien wants the Mahoning ...

New Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien wants the Mahoning Valley to continue being an important recruiting area for the Nittany Lions. He cited players like Michael Zordich, Darryl Clark and Brandon Beachum as the ...


Debbie Pifer, right, manager of White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, was recently honored as Outstanding Community Citizen of the Year by the Dublin Grange in Canfield. Grange lecturer Gary Reel, who presented a history of the group, was honored as a past master.

Debbie Pifer, right, manager of White House Fruit Farm in ...

Debbie Pifer, right, manager of White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, was recently honored as Outstanding Community Citizen of the Year by the Dublin Grange in Canfield. Grange lecturer Gary Reel, who presented a history ...


Cairo, the Austintown department’s new police dog, attacks Shallow Creek Kennel employee Martin Kreeft on command.

Cairo, the Austintown department’s new police dog, attacks Shallow Creek ...

Cairo, the Austintown department’s new police dog, attacks Shallow Creek Kennel employee Martin Kreeft on command.


Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker, left, and Al Sauline, area manager for Aqua Ohio, show off Aqua Ohio’s new pump station that will serve trucks getting water for delivery to hydraulic-fracturing sites in Ohio.

Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker, left, and Al Sauline, area manager ...

Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker, left, and Al Sauline, area manager for Aqua Ohio, show off Aqua Ohio’s new pump station that will serve trucks getting water for delivery to hydraulic-fracturing sites in Ohio.


John York and Denise DeBartolo York, left, presented scholarships to eight Mahoning Valley high-school students, Jessica Fox of Mineral Ridge High School, Brian Boccieri Jr., of Girard High School, Sara Lopez of Salem High School, Aaron Page of West Branch High School, Nilyshia Johnson of Chaney High School, Dana Nocera of John F. Kennedy High School and Diane Moody of Lakeview High School, during a Monday luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. The eighth recipient, Carmen Moradian of Boardman High School, did not attend.

John York and Denise DeBartolo York, left, presented scholarships to ...

John York and Denise DeBartolo York, left, presented scholarships to eight Mahoning Valley high-school students, Jessica Fox of Mineral Ridge High School, Brian Boccieri Jr., of Girard High School, Sara Lopez of Salem High School, ...


Jim Tressel, Former Ohio State football coach & new vice president for strategic engagement at the University of Akron

Jim Tressel, Former Ohio State football coach & new vice ...

Jim Tressel, Former Ohio State football coach & new vice president for strategic engagement at the University of Akron


Crestview’s Austin Eskra (10) scrambles back to the bag as Ursuline’s Sam Donko (13) applies the tag during
a Division III district semifinal baseball game Monday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Irish downed the Rebels, 4-1, and will defend their title in the district championship today against Girard. The game will get underway
at 7 p.m. at Cene Park.

Crestview’s Austin Eskra (10) scrambles back to the bag as ...

Crestview’s Austin Eskra (10) scrambles back to the bag as Ursuline’s Sam Donko (13) applies the tag during a Division III district semifinal baseball game Monday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Irish downed the ...


Jim Standohar (1) of Girard slides in behind the tag of South Range’s Mason Miller (12) during their Division III district semifinal baseball game Monday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Indians blanked the Raiders, 10-0, and advance to play Ursuline in the district championship today.

Jim Standohar (1) of Girard slides in behind the tag ...

Jim Standohar (1) of Girard slides in behind the tag of South Range’s Mason Miller (12) during their Division III district semifinal baseball game Monday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Indians blanked the Raiders, ...


Denise White and Stephen Warrick

Denise White and Stephen Warrick

Denise White and Stephen Warrick


Timothy Byrne and Jennifer Toth

Timothy Byrne and Jennifer Toth

Timothy Byrne and Jennifer Toth


Amanda Conversino ad Brian Backur

Amanda Conversino ad Brian Backur

Amanda Conversino ad Brian Backur


Drew Bland and Lauren Gagnon

Drew Bland and Lauren Gagnon

Drew Bland and Lauren Gagnon


Jessica Deehr and Jared Bilas

Jessica Deehr and Jared Bilas

Jessica Deehr and Jared Bilas


Cary Watkins and Matthew Rusk

Cary Watkins and Matthew Rusk

Cary Watkins and Matthew Rusk


YSU Astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell shows a telescope that will be used for viewing the June 5 transit of Venus.

YSU Astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell shows a telescope that ...

YSU Astronomy professor Dr. Patrick Durrell shows a telescope that will be used for viewing the June 5 transit of Venus.


Niles baserunner Patrick Barrett dives back into first base as Canfield’s Tony Mehle awaits a throw during a recent game at Canfield. Thursday, Canfield will play Poland at Cene Park in a Division II district semifinal.

Niles baserunner Patrick Barrett dives back into first base as ...

Niles baserunner Patrick Barrett dives back into first base as Canfield’s Tony Mehle awaits a throw during a recent game at Canfield. Thursday, Canfield will play Poland at Cene Park in a Division II district ...


Wooden boxes still hold books and items collected from one-room schoolhouses throughout Mercer County.

Wooden boxes still hold books and items collected from one-room ...

Wooden boxes still hold books and items collected from one-room schoolhouses throughout Mercer County.


Boston Red Sox’s Mike Aviles, left, steals second base as Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is unable to get his glove on the ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.

Boston Red Sox’s Mike Aviles, left, steals second base as ...

Boston Red Sox’s Mike Aviles, left, steals second base as Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is unable to get his glove on the ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park ...


The original school bell still works and sits atop the brick building.

The original school bell still works and sits atop the ...

The original school bell still works and sits atop the brick building.


A poster-sized reading aid hangs on the wall — akin to the Dick and Jane series used to teach reading.

A poster-sized reading aid hangs on the wall — akin ...

A poster-sized reading aid hangs on the wall — akin to the Dick and Jane series used to teach reading.


The Caldwell One Room School Museum - just north of Mercer actually closed in 1960 but was reopened in 1962 by the Mercer County Historical Society  as a museum as it was the last one room schoolhouse left in Mercer county

The Caldwell One Room School Museum - just north of ...

The Caldwell One Room School Museum - just north of Mercer actually closed in 1960 but was reopened in 1962 by the Mercer County Historical Society as a museum as it was the last one ...


The wood stove was used to heat the school when it was in operation. The museum is packed with items collected by the historical society and Mae Beringer.

The wood stove was used to heat the school when ...

The wood stove was used to heat the school when it was in operation. The museum is packed with items collected by the historical society and Mae Beringer.


Youngstown State base-runner Marcus Heath (5) slides under Wright State infielder Justin Kopale during Sunday’s
game at Eastwood Field.

Youngstown State base-runner Marcus Heath (5) slides under Wright State ...

Youngstown State base-runner Marcus Heath (5) slides under Wright State infielder Justin Kopale during Sunday’s game at Eastwood Field.


Quills, inkwells and even teacher ledgers still occupy the teacher’s desk in the Caldwell One Room School Museum.

Quills, inkwells and even teacher ledgers still occupy the teacher’s ...

Quills, inkwells and even teacher ledgers still occupy the teacher’s desk in the Caldwell One Room School Museum.


The Caldwell one-room schoolhouse, just north of Mercer, Pa., closed in 1960 but was reopened in 1962 by the Mercer County Historical Society as a museum. It was the last one-room schoolhouse in the county.

The Caldwell one-room schoolhouse, just north of Mercer, Pa., closed ...

The Caldwell one-room schoolhouse, just north of Mercer, Pa., closed in 1960 but was reopened in 1962 by the Mercer County Historical Society as a museum. It was the last one-room schoolhouse in the county.


Father John Wigle, retired associate pastor of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman, blesses Brandy,
Canfield resident Gretchen Carlson’s dog, during the pet blessing Sunday at the church. Sunday was Rogation Sunday, a traditional time to give thanks for God’s creations.

Father John Wigle, retired associate pastor of St. James Episcopal ...

Father John Wigle, retired associate pastor of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman, blesses Brandy, Canfield resident Gretchen Carlson’s dog, during the pet blessing Sunday at the church. Sunday was Rogation Sunday, a traditional time ...


Andre Allie, 54, gives his views on President Barack Obama’s declaration of support for gay marriage outside the Downtown Circle store and deli on West Federal Street. Although Allie is opposed to same-sex marriage, he
still supports the president and his re-election.

Andre Allie, 54, gives his views on President Barack Obama’s ...

Andre Allie, 54, gives his views on President Barack Obama’s declaration of support for gay marriage outside the Downtown Circle store and deli on West Federal Street. Although Allie is opposed to same-sex marriage, he ...


July 31, 2011, James LaPolla and Jacinta  Pikunas, winners of The Vindicator’s 2011 Greatest Junior  Golfer of the Valley tournament at Trumbull Country Club. The event this year tees off on May 20 and has grown from three qualifying rounds to six.

July 31, 2011, James LaPolla and Jacinta Pikunas, winners of ...

July 31, 2011, James LaPolla and Jacinta Pikunas, winners of The Vindicator’s 2011 Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley tournament at Trumbull Country Club. The event this year tees off on May 20 and has ...


The Junior League of Youngstown and Girl Scouts of North East Ohio recently teamed up to develop a program that gets girls engaged in preparing healthful meals and snacks, plus earn a Legacy Cook Scouting patch. The goal of “Kids in the Kitchen” was to empower the girls to make healthful lifestyle choices by promoting nutrition decisions and ultimately assist in reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and associated health issues that have more than tripled in the past 30 years. Four stations were set up at GSNEO’s Camp Sugarbush in Kinsman, where the girls prepared food from other countries and different regions of the United States. They shared family recipes and sampled the food they prepared, including a healthful dessert that featured a twist of a favorite treat: Thin Mint Cookies. JLY volunteers are, left to right, front row, Roklyn DePerro Turner, Canfield; Kristina Ross, Boardman; and Jennifer Valentine-Sanek, Canfield. In the back row are Leanna Kemble, Canfield; Julia Schnurrenberger, Austintown, Kristen Frank, Poland, Christine Bugno, Youngstown; and Starr McClure, Youngstown.

The Junior League of Youngstown and Girl Scouts of North ...

The Junior League of Youngstown and Girl Scouts of North East Ohio recently teamed up to develop a program that gets girls engaged in preparing healthful meals and snacks, plus earn a Legacy Cook Scouting ...


John Speziale and Kahley Colaluca

John Speziale and Kahley Colaluca

John Speziale and Kahley Colaluca


The Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., was recently the site of graduation festivities of the Friendly Squares western-style square-dance club of Niles. A large crowd, both dancers and guests, attended the event, and special guests were Don and Dana Stephens from California. The recent graduates are Delores Harner, Linda Yuricek, Itala Landers, Drew Six, Rachel Harner, Adeline Nelson, Brian Eucker, Larry Harner, George Yuricek, Carolyn Jones, Jerry Jones, Neil Harner (holding son Jimmy), Tony Wildman (caller) and Gene Hammond. All club events take place at the center. For information call 330-506-3370.

The Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., was recently ...

The Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., was recently the site of graduation festivities of the Friendly Squares western-style square-dance club of Niles. A large crowd, both dancers and guests, attended the event, and ...


Youngstown Area Weavers Guild conducted a three-day Tartan workshop at the Colonial Inn at the Canfield Fairgrounds in April. Members learned techniques in warping and weaving tartans and will exchange samples of their finished tartans with each other. The workshop was led by Liz Andraso. Members participating were Andraso, Carolyn Furnish, Mary Ferguson, Maryann Gasper, Marge Hepburn, Lois Romito, Mary Ann Shrodek, Virginia Winning, Felicia MacMillan and Ken MacMillan.

Youngstown Area Weavers Guild conducted a three-day Tartan workshop at ...

Youngstown Area Weavers Guild conducted a three-day Tartan workshop at the Colonial Inn at the Canfield Fairgrounds in April. Members learned techniques in warping and weaving tartans and will exchange samples of their finished tartans ...


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Bernadette Tekach and Douglas Hoffman

Bernadette Tekach and Douglas Hoffman

Bernadette Tekach and Douglas Hoffman


Angel M. Robles Alago and Betsy Velazquez Santana

Angel M. Robles Alago and Betsy Velazquez Santana

Angel M. Robles Alago and Betsy Velazquez Santana


Ryan Ogrodnik and Sara Miller

Ryan Ogrodnik and Sara Miller

Ryan Ogrodnik and Sara Miller


Michael Mathes and Dr. Vita Lamberson

Michael Mathes and Dr. Vita Lamberson

Michael Mathes and Dr. Vita Lamberson


Mr. and Mrs. John Daichendt

Mr. and Mrs. John Daichendt

Mr. and Mrs. John Daichendt


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wolfgang

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wolfgang

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wolfgang


Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will have their Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Group members, from left, Marge French, Sara Scudier, Ellen Speicher, Dan Buckler, Carol Holt and Dennis Penner are preparing for the event, which supports the continued improvement, preservation and educational role of the Gardens. Group members will have a special preview from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, when they will receive a 
15 percent discount. Friends members also will receive a 10 percent discount Friday and Saturday. Gardeners may join the group at the sale and receive the member discount. A wide variety of plants will be available, including perennials, annuals, bulbs, vegetables, fruits, herbs, trees, shrubs, native plants and roses. Gardens staff, volunteers and master gardeners will be available at the sale to answer gardening questions.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will have their Spring Plant ...

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will have their Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Group members, ...


Thomas A. Jack and Kate Chaffee

Thomas A. Jack and Kate Chaffee

Thomas A. Jack and Kate Chaffee


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The Friends of Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County will host their annual flower, yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Children’s Aid Society, 350 W. Market St., Mercer, Pa. Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pickup after noon Thursday, or during sale hours. Preparing for the event are society members, standing from left, Carol Clark, Joan Foster and Julie Amholt. Seated are Liz Bolster and Julia Adams. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Carol L. Smith Educational Scholarship at Children’s Aid Society.

The Friends of Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County will ...

The Friends of Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County will host their annual flower, yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the ...


Ryan Dean, senior manager for corporate development of Chesapeake Energy, discusses the company’s commitment to the Mahoning Valley at the annual meeting of the United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley.

Ryan Dean, senior manager for corporate development of Chesapeake Energy, ...

Ryan Dean, senior manager for corporate development of Chesapeake Energy, discusses the company’s commitment to the Mahoning Valley at the annual meeting of the United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley.


Waffle, a duckling hatched in the biotechnology class at Choffin Career and Technical Center, takes in his
surroundings from his perch in a student’s hand.

Waffle, a duckling hatched in the biotechnology class at Choffin ...

Waffle, a duckling hatched in the biotechnology class at Choffin Career and Technical Center, takes in his surroundings from his perch in a student’s hand.


Stevie Taylor of South Range shows the ball to the umpire after she tagged out Liberty baserunner Allyson
Solarz during a Division III sectional softball game Thursday in Beaver Township. The Raiders blanked the
Leopards, 10-0.

Stevie Taylor of South Range shows the ball to the ...

Stevie Taylor of South Range shows the ball to the umpire after she tagged out Liberty baserunner Allyson Solarz during a Division III sectional softball game Thursday in Beaver Township. The Raiders blanked the Leopards, ...


Drew DelSignore (22) of Mooney is tagged out at home by Struthers catcher Cody Bova during their Division II sectional semifinal baseball game Thursday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Cardinals defeated the Wildcats, 15-2, to advance to the final today against Niles at Waddell Park.

Drew DelSignore (22) of Mooney is tagged out at home ...

Drew DelSignore (22) of Mooney is tagged out at home by Struthers catcher Cody Bova during their Division II sectional semifinal baseball game Thursday at Cene Park in Struthers. The Cardinals defeated the Wildcats, 15-2, ...


A television reporter sits in the lounge reserved for high-end gamblers during a press tour of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland on Wednesday. The $350 million casino project is scheduled to open to the public Monday.

A television reporter sits in the lounge reserved for high-end ...

A television reporter sits in the lounge reserved for high-end gamblers during a press tour of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland on Wednesday. The $350 million casino project is scheduled to open to the public Monday.


Lt. Gerard Slattery, commander of the Youngstown police vice squad, displays an arsenal of firearms, magazines and ammunition, together with drugs and $2,000 in cash, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. The items were seized in a Tuesday raid on a house at 931 McHenry St. on the city’s East Side.

Lt. Gerard Slattery, commander of the Youngstown police vice squad, ...

Lt. Gerard Slattery, commander of the Youngstown police vice squad, displays an arsenal of firearms, magazines and ammunition, together with drugs and $2,000 in cash, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. The items were seized ...


Glorianne Leck of Bloomington, Ind., wraps a blanket around her partner, Susan Savastuk, during a March 2011 rally at the Indiana Statehouse. Leck and Savastuk had a commitment ceremony in Youngstown in 1995 and support same-sex marriage.

Glorianne Leck of Bloomington, Ind., wraps a blanket around her ...

Glorianne Leck of Bloomington, Ind., wraps a blanket around her partner, Susan Savastuk, during a March 2011 rally at the Indiana Statehouse. Leck and Savastuk had a commitment ceremony in Youngstown in 1995 and support ...


Tracee Banks, 17, poses for an undated photo with her mother, Tracee Hewlett. It was posted on Hewlett’s Facebook page. Melvin Shaw is on trial in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in the slaying of Banks in 2010.

Tracee Banks, 17, poses for an undated photo with her ...

Tracee Banks, 17, poses for an undated photo with her mother, Tracee Hewlett. It was posted on Hewlett’s Facebook page. Melvin Shaw is on trial in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in the slaying of ...


Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers questions during a news conference Wednesday at the team’s training facility, in Independence. Gilbert expressed support for his management and coaching staff, optimism
for the future —thanks in part to the development of rookie Kyrie Irving — and a belief the Cavaliers could be
back in the playoffs as soon as next season.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers questions during a news ...

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers questions during a news conference Wednesday at the team’s training facility, in Independence. Gilbert expressed support for his management and coaching staff, optimism for the future —thanks in part ...


Brooms, rakes and shovels lie waiting for more than 300 students from Heartland Christian School at Firestone Park in Columbiana. Students, listening to director of school and community relations Linda Brandenstein, gathered at the park Wednesday to weed, paint and clean for School Service Day.

Brooms, rakes and shovels lie waiting for more than 300 ...

Brooms, rakes and shovels lie waiting for more than 300 students from Heartland Christian School at Firestone Park in Columbiana. Students, listening to director of school and community relations Linda Brandenstein, gathered at the park ...


Hubbard’s Samantha Dudley, left, watches as teammate Taylor Barton scoops up a ground ball near a muddy
second base during the top of the seventh inning in their Division II tournament softball game Wednesday against
Niles at Harding Park in Hubbard. The Eagles downed the Red Dragons, 5-2.

Hubbard’s Samantha Dudley, left, watches as teammate Taylor Barton scoops ...

Hubbard’s Samantha Dudley, left, watches as teammate Taylor Barton scoops up a ground ball near a muddy second base during the top of the seventh inning in their Division II tournament softball game Wednesday against ...


Girard’s Dan Graziano fields a ground ball — and a little mud — to make a play at first base during a Division III tournament baseball game Wednesday against the Liberty Leopards in Girard. The teams were tied 1-1 through the bottom of the seventh inning, then Girard’s A.J. Devore hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th to score Tyler Alejars and give the Indians the 2-1 win.

Girard’s Dan Graziano fields a ground ball — and a ...

Girard’s Dan Graziano fields a ground ball — and a little mud — to make a play at first base during a Division III tournament baseball game Wednesday against the Liberty Leopards in Girard. The ...


This photo was taken 10 years ago of Heather Atkinson and her mother, Sharon Pink, both of East Palestine, at Sharon's wedding. Heather, now 18, says her mom has been her best friend her whole life, and that "being her baby and only child, we look forward to the day this photo can be taken again ... at my wedding."

This photo was taken 10 years ago of Heather Atkinson ...

This photo was taken 10 years ago of Heather Atkinson and her mother, Sharon Pink, both of East Palestine, at Sharon's wedding. Heather, now 18, says her mom has been her best friend her whole ...


Connor P. McCluskey and Janeace M. Brooke

Connor P. McCluskey and Janeace M. Brooke

Connor P. McCluskey and Janeace M. Brooke


Lauren K. Hallemann and Brian J. McCarthy

Lauren K. Hallemann and Brian J. McCarthy

Lauren K. Hallemann and Brian J. McCarthy


Brooke A. Stull and Bryan A. Melvin

Brooke A. Stull and Bryan A. Melvin

Brooke A. Stull and Bryan A. Melvin


This photo was taken 10 years ago of Heather Atkinson and her mother, Sharon Pink, both of East Palestine, at Sharon's wedding. Heather, now 18, says her mom has been her best friend her whole life, and that "being her baby and only child, we look forward to the day this photo can be taken again ... at my wedding."

This photo was taken 10 years ago of Heather Atkinson ...

This photo was taken 10 years ago of Heather Atkinson and her mother, Sharon Pink, both of East Palestine, at Sharon's wedding. Heather, now 18, says her mom has been her best friend her whole ...


Sandra Fulton Britt of Youngstown says her mother, Mattie Pearl Fulton of Youngstown, always told her and her siblings that they could be anything they wanted to be. Sandra and her mom built their own traditions and Sandra even named her son, Matthew, after her mother.

Sandra Fulton Britt of Youngstown says her mother, Mattie Pearl ...

Sandra Fulton Britt of Youngstown says her mother, Mattie Pearl Fulton of Youngstown, always told her and her siblings that they could be anything they wanted to be. Sandra and her mom built their own ...


"Beautiful inside and out" is how Erin Rogers describes her mom, Shirley Koppel. Erin says her mom is the first person she turns to when she has a problem or something exciting to tell. Both women are from McDonald.

"Beautiful inside and out" is how Erin Rogers describes her ...

"Beautiful inside and out" is how Erin Rogers describes her mom, Shirley Koppel. Erin says her mom is the first person she turns to when she has a problem or something exciting to tell. Both ...


Sarah Emerick of Hudson, Ohio, said that since 1999, her mother, Kathryn Adams of Canfield, has been leading "Volunteer in Missions" teams to work with underprivileged orphans. This photo, taken in Vladimir, Russia, is from such a trip when Sarah accompanied her mother. She said she's always been so proud of her mom and her humanitarian work.

Sarah Emerick of Hudson, Ohio, said that since 1999, her ...

Sarah Emerick of Hudson, Ohio, said that since 1999, her mother, Kathryn Adams of Canfield, has been leading "Volunteer in Missions" teams to work with underprivileged orphans. This photo, taken in Vladimir, Russia, is from ...


"My favorite memory is watching my 79-year-old mother laughing with my 10-year-old niece as they rode the giant pirate ship at St. Nick's festival. The joy she conveyed in that moment with her granddaughter made me appreciate all the special times Mom and I have shared even more," says Diane Javorsky of Lowellville, of her mother, Betty Javorsky.

"My favorite memory is watching my 79-year-old mother laughing with ...

"My favorite memory is watching my 79-year-old mother laughing with my 10-year-old niece as they rode the giant pirate ship at St. Nick's festival. The joy she conveyed in that moment with her granddaughter made ...


Taken on a bus trip last year to celebrate her mother's 89th birthday, this photo shows Pat Taylor of Columbiana and her mother, Barbara Krystek. "I thank God every day that she is still in my life!" says Pat.

Taken on a bus trip last year to celebrate her ...

Taken on a bus trip last year to celebrate her mother's 89th birthday, this photo shows Pat Taylor of Columbiana and her mother, Barbara Krystek. "I thank God every day that she is still in ...


On Feb. 23, 1973, the doctor told Caliope Gialousis, "I just gave you your friend for life." He was right, says Maria Gialousis, the baby born then. She credits her mom, Caliope, with helping her, saying, "I hope that one day, I can be just a fraction of the woman my mother is."

On Feb. 23, 1973, the doctor told Caliope Gialousis, "I ...

On Feb. 23, 1973, the doctor told Caliope Gialousis, "I just gave you your friend for life." He was right, says Maria Gialousis, the baby born then. She credits her mom, Caliope, with helping her, ...


"We've been 'Besties' for almost 60 years," says Debra Apinis about her mother, Doreen Dunn. The Salem women used to shop at Strouss, McKelveys and Livingstons in downtown Youngstown, but now settle for short trips to the mall and lunch at a favorite spot, Panera.

"We've been 'Besties' for almost 60 years," says Debra Apinis ...

"We've been 'Besties' for almost 60 years," says Debra Apinis about her mother, Doreen Dunn. The Salem women used to shop at Strouss, McKelveys and Livingstons in downtown Youngstown, but now settle for short trips ...


Even though her mother, Ann Marie Horvath, has been gone since 1993, Kendra Wilcox of Hubbard still talks to her every day in prayer to make the best of their special friendship.

Even though her mother, Ann Marie Horvath, has been gone ...

Even though her mother, Ann Marie Horvath, has been gone since 1993, Kendra Wilcox of Hubbard still talks to her every day in prayer to make the best of their special friendship.


Darlene Schuller of Youngstown calls her mom, Diane Schuller, also of Youngstown, her Angel Mom. Darlene said her mom has "never lived one day selfishly" and now cares for her husband of 51 years.

Darlene Schuller of Youngstown calls her mom, Diane Schuller, also ...

Darlene Schuller of Youngstown calls her mom, Diane Schuller, also of Youngstown, her Angel Mom. Darlene said her mom has "never lived one day selfishly" and now cares for her husband of 51 years.


Sylvia Takash of Vienna sent in this photo from 1961 of her and her mom, Bertha McAnally of Youngstown. An only child, Sylvia said her mom was her dearest friend whom she misses terribly.

Sylvia Takash of Vienna sent in this photo from 1961 ...

Sylvia Takash of Vienna sent in this photo from 1961 of her and her mom, Bertha McAnally of Youngstown. An only child, Sylvia said her mom was her dearest friend whom she misses terribly.


Cassidy Ross submitted this photo of her family, taken in Las Vegas last Christmas. She says her mom, center, is her inspiration because she's devoted her life to taking care of children — almost 300, in fact. For 36 years, her mom has been a foster mom. There are now five children in the family: Geo, 40; Chris, 22; Cassidy, 15; Marie, 13; and Rose, 6.

Cassidy Ross submitted this photo of her family, taken in ...

Cassidy Ross submitted this photo of her family, taken in Las Vegas last Christmas. She says her mom, center, is her inspiration because she's devoted her life to taking care of children — almost 300, ...


Going to Geneva-on-the-Lake is one of the favorite activities of Marie Rubesich of Warren, mother of Beth Hull of Youngstown. This photo was taken on a trip to Geneva. Beth says her mother "... is a wonderful person who gets along with everyone ... and would do anything for anyone."

Going to Geneva-on-the-Lake is one of the favorite activities of ...

Going to Geneva-on-the-Lake is one of the favorite activities of Marie Rubesich of Warren, mother of Beth Hull of Youngstown. This photo was taken on a trip to Geneva. Beth says her mother "... is ...


Cherishing a bond that grows stronger year by year, Kristin Nespeca says she knows when her mom needs an "I love you more" text message or an extra hug, and her mom knows when Kristin needs to sit and talk or just cry.

Cherishing a bond that grows stronger year by year, Kristin ...

Cherishing a bond that grows stronger year by year, Kristin Nespeca says she knows when her mom needs an "I love you more" text message or an extra hug, and her mom knows when Kristin ...


"She is someone who I look up to and learn from on a daily basis," says Rachel Camuso of Canfield, about her mother, Janet Miller of McDonald. Rachel says her mom always wanted to spend time with her kids while they were growing up, and it's something Rachel reflects upon fondly.

"She is someone who I look up to and learn ...

"She is someone who I look up to and learn from on a daily basis," says Rachel Camuso of Canfield, about her mother, Janet Miller of McDonald. Rachel says her mom always wanted to spend ...


Mom Theresa Adams and daughter Patrice Adams, both of Youngstown, share a moment together. Patrice submitted a poem in honor of her mother.

Mom Theresa Adams and daughter Patrice Adams, both of Youngstown, ...

Mom Theresa Adams and daughter Patrice Adams, both of Youngstown, share a moment together. Patrice submitted a poem in honor of her mother.


Julie Carino, 10, wrote this about her mom, Gayle Carino: "With me and my mom we don't have a favorite memory. We make new ones every day. So manny I've lost count. Theres just not enough word to describe her. Like beautiful she gives it a whole new meaning. I love my mom without explanation." They live in Austintown.

Julie Carino, 10, wrote this about her mom, Gayle Carino: ...

Julie Carino, 10, wrote this about her mom, Gayle Carino: "With me and my mom we don't have a favorite memory. We make new ones every day. So manny I've lost count. Theres just not ...


"She is Marvelous to Martha, she is Beautiful to Betty, she is Radiant to Ruth, she is Kindhearted to Karen, she is Dynamite to Donna, she is Bright to Bonnie, she is Joyful to Janet ... she is our Amazing Grace." So says Donna Evans of New Springfield about her mother, Grace, center.

"She is Marvelous to Martha, she is Beautiful to Betty, ...

"She is Marvelous to Martha, she is Beautiful to Betty, she is Radiant to Ruth, she is Kindhearted to Karen, she is Dynamite to Donna, she is Bright to Bonnie, she is Joyful to Janet ...


Erin Rafferty Frum of Columbus shared a poem called "My Little Girl" that her mother, Lesley Butler of Canfield, wrote for her when Erin graduated from high school. "I can only hope that I someday share a similar bond with my child," Erin says.

Erin Rafferty Frum of Columbus shared a poem called "My ...

Erin Rafferty Frum of Columbus shared a poem called "My Little Girl" that her mother, Lesley Butler of Canfield, wrote for her when Erin graduated from high school. "I can only hope that I someday ...


"My momma always prays that I will make good choices and I will always visit her in the nursing home when she is old," writes Alyssa Wilhelm, right, of her beloved momma, Rhonda Wilhelm. They live in Boardman.

"My momma always prays that I will make good choices ...

"My momma always prays that I will make good choices and I will always visit her in the nursing home when she is old," writes Alyssa Wilhelm, right, of her beloved momma, Rhonda Wilhelm. They ...


Rhonda Wilhelm of Boardman says she appreciates now that her mother, Catherine Hamrock of Austintown, loved her enough as a child to instill religious values, make her do chores and restrict her dating age. Rhonda calls her mother "a gift to those who know her."

Rhonda Wilhelm of Boardman says she appreciates now that her ...

Rhonda Wilhelm of Boardman says she appreciates now that her mother, Catherine Hamrock of Austintown, loved her enough as a child to instill religious values, make her do chores and restrict her dating age. Rhonda ...


Patience, grace and love are three things that Sabrina Eaton learned from her "first and favorite friend," her mother, Beth Schutz. Both are from Canfield.

Patience, grace and love are three things that Sabrina Eaton ...

Patience, grace and love are three things that Sabrina Eaton learned from her "first and favorite friend," her mother, Beth Schutz. Both are from Canfield.


Carole Price of Youngstown, daughter of the late Ann Babinchak, wrote a poem titled "My Mother, My Friend" in honor of her mother.

Carole Price of Youngstown, daughter of the late Ann Babinchak, ...

Carole Price of Youngstown, daughter of the late Ann Babinchak, wrote a poem titled "My Mother, My Friend" in honor of her mother.


"My best friend is the role model that most girls can only dream about," says Emily Erb, who lives in Canfield with her mom, Mary Kay Erb. From the little things to the amazing advice to making memories and passing down traditions, Emily says there's no question that her mom is her best friend.

"My best friend is the role model that most girls ...

"My best friend is the role model that most girls can only dream about," says Emily Erb, who lives in Canfield with her mom, Mary Kay Erb. From the little things to the amazing advice ...


Teresa DiPaolo of Boardman says she and her mother, Frances Cappelli of Canfield, often ask each other's opinion when handling things. "At some point, I realized that we were becoming friends as well as a mother/daughter team," Teresa says.

Teresa DiPaolo of Boardman says she and her mother, Frances ...

Teresa DiPaolo of Boardman says she and her mother, Frances Cappelli of Canfield, often ask each other's opinion when handling things. "At some point, I realized that we were becoming friends as well as a ...


This picture is the winning entry in our photo contest. Noting that her mother is the most influential person in her life, Tricia Jones, right, says this about her mother, Joanie Jones: "I never thought I would turn out to be just like her, but I couldn't imagine any better footsteps to follow!" Both women live in Austintown.

This picture is the winning entry in our photo contest. ...

This picture is the winning entry in our photo contest. Noting that her mother is the most influential person in her life, Tricia Jones, right, says this about her mother, Joanie Jones: "I never thought ...


Aside from doing just about everything together, Brooke Sakmar and her mother, Darlene Sakmar, both of Youngstown, are also attending Youngstown State University. "We study together, go out together, and everything in between what mother/daughter and friends do," Brooke says, adding that her mother almost joined the sorority she's in.

Aside from doing just about everything together, Brooke Sakmar and ...

Aside from doing just about everything together, Brooke Sakmar and her mother, Darlene Sakmar, both of Youngstown, are also attending Youngstown State University. "We study together, go out together, and everything in between what mother/daughter ...


After health issues affected her mother's ability to communicate, Jackie Giambattista of Canfield says her mother, Jean Orland of Boardman, still loves to talk and has kept smiling through it all. "She is my inspiration," Jackie says.

After health issues affected her mother's ability to communicate, Jackie ...

After health issues affected her mother's ability to communicate, Jackie Giambattista of Canfield says her mother, Jean Orland of Boardman, still loves to talk and has kept smiling through it all. "She is my inspiration," ...


A cancer survivor, JoAnn Carissimi, mother to Carla (left) and Deborah Carissimi, all of Boardman, "... still manages to grow the most beautiful flowers in her gardens and creates the most beautiful artwork," says Deborah.

A cancer survivor, JoAnn Carissimi, mother to Carla (left) and ...

A cancer survivor, JoAnn Carissimi, mother to Carla (left) and Deborah Carissimi, all of Boardman, "... still manages to grow the most beautiful flowers in her gardens and creates the most beautiful artwork," says Deborah.


Lucy Burtner of Petersburg says it's such a treat to have her mother, Joan Pucci of New Middletown, go along with her and her therapy dog, Sheba, to visit Shepherd of the Valley in Poland. "I credit her for who I am today," Lucy says.

Lucy Burtner of Petersburg says it's such a treat to ...

Lucy Burtner of Petersburg says it's such a treat to have her mother, Joan Pucci of New Middletown, go along with her and her therapy dog, Sheba, to visit Shepherd of the Valley in Poland. ...


Rhonda Wilhelm of Boardman counts her mother-in-law, Catherine Rees of Canfield, as her friend. She's thankful for the relationship the two women have and the times they've shared.

Rhonda Wilhelm of Boardman counts her mother-in-law, Catherine Rees of ...

Rhonda Wilhelm of Boardman counts her mother-in-law, Catherine Rees of Canfield, as her friend. She's thankful for the relationship the two women have and the times they've shared.


"Well, today, as everyday, I just want to say Mom, God had picked you just for me," says La-Meka Allen of Cleveland, left, to her mom, La-Tasha Dendy of Youngstown. Here they are at La-Tasha's surprise 50th birthday party, which took place on La-Meka's birthday.

"Well, today, as everyday, I just want to say Mom, ...

"Well, today, as everyday, I just want to say Mom, God had picked you just for me," says La-Meka Allen of Cleveland, left, to her mom, La-Tasha Dendy of Youngstown. Here they are at La-Tasha's ...


Darlene Mix of Berlin Center, left, says so many things make her mother, Helen Engle of Salem, seated, very special. Sharing the visit are daughter-in-law Sandie (Engle) Brown, center, and daughter Betty Jones of Salem.

Darlene Mix of Berlin Center, left, says so many things ...

Darlene Mix of Berlin Center, left, says so many things make her mother, Helen Engle of Salem, seated, very special. Sharing the visit are daughter-in-law Sandie (Engle) Brown, center, and daughter Betty Jones of Salem.


"A mom, a dad, a coach, a teacher, a fan, a supporter and most of all, a best friend" is how Jessica Hallquist describes her mother, Carol Crytzer. Both are from Struthers. Jessica says it was such an honor to have her mom walk Jessica down the aisle at her wedding.

"A mom, a dad, a coach, a teacher, a fan, ...

"A mom, a dad, a coach, a teacher, a fan, a supporter and most of all, a best friend" is how Jessica Hallquist describes her mother, Carol Crytzer. Both are from Struthers. Jessica says it ...


Here are Pam Baytos of Berlin Center and her mother, Barb Roessler of Austintown, enjoying some time outdoors.

Here are Pam Baytos of Berlin Center and her mother, ...

Here are Pam Baytos of Berlin Center and her mother, Barb Roessler of Austintown, enjoying some time outdoors.


"We live so far apart, but everyday she is in my mind or my heart," says JoAnne Fajack of Youngstown, about her beloved 97-year-old mother, Maryann Pallante of Alvarado, Texas.

"We live so far apart, but everyday she is in ...

"We live so far apart, but everyday she is in my mind or my heart," says JoAnne Fajack of Youngstown, about her beloved 97-year-old mother, Maryann Pallante of Alvarado, Texas.


A give-and-take relationship is how TaRee Avery describes what she and her mom, Sass, have. TaRee teaches her mom about the Internet, and Sass teaches TaRee about being a strong woman. It's a mutual respect and a genuine friendship.

A give-and-take relationship is how TaRee Avery describes what she ...

A give-and-take relationship is how TaRee Avery describes what she and her mom, Sass, have. TaRee teaches her mom about the Internet, and Sass teaches TaRee about being a strong woman. It's a mutual respect ...


An early exposure to music helped develop an unbreakable bond and a passion for music for Megan Miller of Louisville, Ohio, and her mother, Georgia Wallace of Austintown. Megan says her mother was the first to recognize Megan's musical talent and to teach her to sing.

An early exposure to music helped develop an unbreakable bond ...

An early exposure to music helped develop an unbreakable bond and a passion for music for Megan Miller of Louisville, Ohio, and her mother, Georgia Wallace of Austintown. Megan says her mother was the first ...


"We are always acting goofy together and we see each other every day ... I would be completely lost without her," says Melinda Macovitz of her mother, Toni Macovitz, both of Youngstown. Melinda says she and her mom have always had a close relationship because they're exactly alike.

"We are always acting goofy together and we see each ...

"We are always acting goofy together and we see each other every day ... I would be completely lost without her," says Melinda Macovitz of her mother, Toni Macovitz, both of Youngstown. Melinda says she ...


Flo Porter always says when she grows up, she wants to be just like her 91-year-young mother, Fanny Kosek, who lives just five blocks away and continues to be Flo's best friend and a constant in her life. Both live in Youngstown.

Flo Porter always says when she grows up, she wants ...

Flo Porter always says when she grows up, she wants to be just like her 91-year-young mother, Fanny Kosek, who lives just five blocks away and continues to be Flo's best friend and a constant ...


Having a young mother made for an easy, honest, open relationship for Denise DiLallo of Scottsdale, Ariz., and her mother, Rose McCormick. But the best part of their relationship? “We laugh,” says Denise, who hopes she has inherited her mother’s youthful genes.

Having a young mother made for an easy, honest, open ...

Having a young mother made for an easy, honest, open relationship for Denise DiLallo of Scottsdale, Ariz., and her mother, Rose McCormick. But the best part of their relationship? “We laugh,” says Denise, who hopes ...


Patty Warholak Stankovich of Austintown, second from right, sent in this photo of three generations of her family to "show the importance of women and their moms." She says her mom, Gisele Warholak Zupp, left, now deceased, was her best friend and confidante. Patty's daughter, Donna of Girard, is second from left, and Patty's sister, Christine, is at right.

Patty Warholak Stankovich of Austintown, second from right, sent in ...

Patty Warholak Stankovich of Austintown, second from right, sent in this photo of three generations of her family to "show the importance of women and their moms." She says her mom, Gisele Warholak Zupp, left, ...


Whether they're laughing together or crying together, their time together is always enjoyable, says Nina Larubina of her mother, Joan Larubina, both of Campbell. "I couldn't ask for a better mother or an even better best friend!" says Nina.

Whether they're laughing together or crying together, their time together ...

Whether they're laughing together or crying together, their time together is always enjoyable, says Nina Larubina of her mother, Joan Larubina, both of Campbell. "I couldn't ask for a better mother or an even better ...


"She protects us when we fall, but has already caught us when we have tripped," say Ashley and Katie Klepec of their mother, Tracey Klepec. The girls say they're very thankful to have such an amazing and special mom. The Klepecs live in Youngstown.

"She protects us when we fall, but has already caught ...

"She protects us when we fall, but has already caught us when we have tripped," say Ashley and Katie Klepec of their mother, Tracey Klepec. The girls say they're very thankful to have such an ...


Brittany Schiffauer, who is due to graduate from Youngstown State University this year, has this to say to her mom, Marcia Schiffauer: "I dedicate my graduation and everything I do to my 'Ma,' the best, most amazing mother in the world." They live in Boardman.

Brittany Schiffauer, who is due to graduate from Youngstown State ...

Brittany Schiffauer, who is due to graduate from Youngstown State University this year, has this to say to her mom, Marcia Schiffauer: "I dedicate my graduation and everything I do to my 'Ma,' the best, ...


"Over the years, as I have grown into adulthood and now into motherhood, my mother has gone from being my mother to a best friend and confidante. In addition, I love seeing her be a grandmother to my son and share in watching him grow," writes Jennifer Good of Canfield, about her mother, Diane Walsh.

"Over the years, as I have grown into adulthood and ...

"Over the years, as I have grown into adulthood and now into motherhood, my mother has gone from being my mother to a best friend and confidante. In addition, I love seeing her be a ...


Although they're not mother and daughter by blood, Kira Ramsey of Salem says her mother-in-law, Karen Grittie of North Jackson is wonderful and amazing. They do everything together, from volunteering to shopping, and have a great time doing so.

Although they're not mother and daughter by blood, Kira Ramsey ...

Although they're not mother and daughter by blood, Kira Ramsey of Salem says her mother-in-law, Karen Grittie of North Jackson is wonderful and amazing. They do everything together, from volunteering to shopping, and have a ...


The great things that Heather James of Glendale, Ariz., has to say about her mother, Janie James of Poland, could fill up a newspaper, Heather says. An amazing mom, an amazing spouse, an amazing friend and an amazing philanthropist are just some of those things!

The great things that Heather James of Glendale, Ariz., has ...

The great things that Heather James of Glendale, Ariz., has to say about her mother, Janie James of Poland, could fill up a newspaper, Heather says. An amazing mom, an amazing spouse, an amazing friend ...


Kayla Walker says helping her face the challenges brought on by cerebral palsy has left no doubt that her mom, Sharon Walker is her best friend. Her mom "is always there when I need a hug," Kayla says.

Kayla Walker says helping her face the challenges brought on ...

Kayla Walker says helping her face the challenges brought on by cerebral palsy has left no doubt that her mom, Sharon Walker is her best friend. Her mom "is always there when I need a ...


Tracy Herrholtz of Howland says her mother, Kathy Mroski of Hubbard, often asks casual acquaintances that if they see Tracy, please tell her that her mom loves her. Tracy’s spirits are always lifted when she gets those messages, so she closes by saying, “If you happen to see [my mother], please tell her that I love her!”

Tracy Herrholtz of Howland says her mother, Kathy Mroski of ...

Tracy Herrholtz of Howland says her mother, Kathy Mroski of Hubbard, often asks casual acquaintances that if they see Tracy, please tell her that her mom loves her. Tracy’s spirits are always lifted when she ...


Michele Soos Janosko of Berlin Center said she and her twin sister, Melissa Soos Justice of Rootstown, are better women because of the lessons of courage and strength they have been taught by their mother, Donna Soos of Berlin Center, a cancer survivor.

Michele Soos Janosko of Berlin Center said she and her ...

Michele Soos Janosko of Berlin Center said she and her twin sister, Melissa Soos Justice of Rootstown, are better women because of the lessons of courage and strength they have been taught by their mother, ...


"My mother, Peggy Brewer, is my best friend. She has raised me as a single mother, always going without so that I could have what I wanted or needed. She is there for me no matter what and I can't imagine my life without her," writes Lisa Kuty about her mother. Both women are from Girard.

"My mother, Peggy Brewer, is my best friend. She has ...

"My mother, Peggy Brewer, is my best friend. She has raised me as a single mother, always going without so that I could have what I wanted or needed. She is there for me no ...


Jennifer Sayavich says as she grew older and learned more about her mother, she wondered if everyone was as blessed as she was. She says she's so proud to be her daughter.

Jennifer Sayavich says as she grew older and learned more ...

Jennifer Sayavich says as she grew older and learned more about her mother, she wondered if everyone was as blessed as she was. She says she's so proud to be her daughter.


“Thank you, Mom, for your untiring faith, your forgiving heart and the love you show to me and everything around you every day,” writes Katie Olenick about her mother, Faith Olenick. Both are from Canfield.

“Thank you, Mom, for your untiring faith, your forgiving heart ...

“Thank you, Mom, for your untiring faith, your forgiving heart and the love you show to me and everything around you every day,” writes Katie Olenick about her mother, Faith Olenick. Both are from Canfield.


Kathleen Kemble Higham of Youngstown says her mom, the late Dorothy Mae O'Brien Kemble, was her very first best friend, who has continued to inspire Kathleen to write poetry and who drives her to succeed.

Kathleen Kemble Higham of Youngstown says her mom, the late ...

Kathleen Kemble Higham of Youngstown says her mom, the late Dorothy Mae O'Brien Kemble, was her very first best friend, who has continued to inspire Kathleen to write poetry and who drives her to succeed.


There isn't a time that Nicole Parise can remember, even through rough teenage years, when she didn't look to her mother, Francene Parise, as her role model. "She believes that having an open communication with me is most important," Nicole says of her best friend. They live in Lowellville.

There isn't a time that Nicole Parise can remember, even ...

There isn't a time that Nicole Parise can remember, even through rough teenage years, when she didn't look to her mother, Francene Parise, as her role model. "She believes that having an open communication with ...


Lee Timko of Fowler said although the contest asked for entries from a daughter to a mother, without her daughter, Autumn Timko of Alliance and Fowler, she wouldn't be a mother. She feels privileged to call Autumn her friend, because Autumn keeps her grounded, laughing and humble.

Lee Timko of Fowler said although the contest asked for ...

Lee Timko of Fowler said although the contest asked for entries from a daughter to a mother, without her daughter, Autumn Timko of Alliance and Fowler, she wouldn't be a mother. She feels privileged to ...


Not a day goes by that April Bevilacqua of Atlanta doesn't talk to or text her mother, Carlene Bevilacqua of Girard. April says she's honored that she has such a close relationship with her mother. Here they are enjoying each other's company in Hawaii.

Not a day goes by that April Bevilacqua of Atlanta ...

Not a day goes by that April Bevilacqua of Atlanta doesn't talk to or text her mother, Carlene Bevilacqua of Girard. April says she's honored that she has such a close relationship with her mother. ...


This is one of the favorite photos that Janice Rovnak of Youngstown has of herself and her mother, Betty Ford, also of Youngstown. They're both breast-cancer survivors and have supported each other as mother and daughter and as friends. "Look at her smile," Janice says of her mother, "does that look like someone who's given up?"

This is one of the favorite photos that Janice Rovnak ...

This is one of the favorite photos that Janice Rovnak of Youngstown has of herself and her mother, Betty Ford, also of Youngstown. They're both breast-cancer survivors and have supported each other as mother and ...


Donna Detwiler calls her mom, Carmel "Carmie" Giambattista, her BFF. As a cancer survivor, Donna says she's uplifted and encouraged by her mother, whose sense of humor and homemade bread, pizza and cavatelles are the best! They live in North Lima.

Donna Detwiler calls her mom, Carmel "Carmie" Giambattista, her BFF. ...

Donna Detwiler calls her mom, Carmel "Carmie" Giambattista, her BFF. As a cancer survivor, Donna says she's uplifted and encouraged by her mother, whose sense of humor and homemade bread, pizza and cavatelles are the ...


Courtney Puskas says despite having a busy career, she always makes time to plan a weekly dinner with her mother, Cheryl Puskas, a single mother who raised four children. Cheryl's commitment to family and faith inspire Courtney. Both are from Austintown.

Courtney Puskas says despite having a busy career, she always ...

Courtney Puskas says despite having a busy career, she always makes time to plan a weekly dinner with her mother, Cheryl Puskas, a single mother who raised four children. Cheryl's commitment to family and faith ...


Keisha Berry of Youngstown finds herself repeating to her own children the very words her mother, Debra Countryman Jones, also of Youngstown, used to say to Keisha when she was growing up. Keisha says she's also come to accept that only her mom is there for her, whether Keisha is right, wrong or ill, a true best friend.

Keisha Berry of Youngstown finds herself repeating to her own ...

Keisha Berry of Youngstown finds herself repeating to her own children the very words her mother, Debra Countryman Jones, also of Youngstown, used to say to Keisha when she was growing up. Keisha says she's ...


Gabriella Forde had wanted to go to Walt Disney World ever since she was a little girl. This photo of her and her mom, Maggie Forde, makes her smile because it's when her dream came true. They are at the Magic Kingdom. Gabriella says her mom calls her "Minnie Me." They live in Girard.

Gabriella Forde had wanted to go to Walt Disney World ...

Gabriella Forde had wanted to go to Walt Disney World ever since she was a little girl. This photo of her and her mom, Maggie Forde, makes her smile because it's when her dream came ...


Deanna Parsons of Youngstown says her mother, Donna Canter of Poland, was the one who kept the family from falling apart when Deanna lost her dad seven years ago. A strong woman who is a lot of fun, Donna deserves the credit, Deanna says.

Deanna Parsons of Youngstown says her mother, Donna Canter of ...

Deanna Parsons of Youngstown says her mother, Donna Canter of Poland, was the one who kept the family from falling apart when Deanna lost her dad seven years ago. A strong woman who is a ...


After writing about her 98-year-old mother's colorful, rich, fulfilling and inspirational life, Barb Zorn of Austintown summed up her true feelings about her mother, Stella Bilas of Poland, in these four words: "You should know her." Very high praise, indeed.

After writing about her 98-year-old mother's colorful, rich, fulfilling and ...

After writing about her 98-year-old mother's colorful, rich, fulfilling and inspirational life, Barb Zorn of Austintown summed up her true feelings about her mother, Stella Bilas of Poland, in these four words: "You should know ...


At almost 9 years old, Summer Bailing, who faces the challenge of having a disability, already knows how much she appreciates and loves her mom, Krystal Smith. "She helps me everyday to do my exercises so that I can walk on my own someday. Her smiling face helps me get out of bed in the morning," writes Summer. They live in Poland.

At almost 9 years old, Summer Bailing, who faces the ...

At almost 9 years old, Summer Bailing, who faces the challenge of having a disability, already knows how much she appreciates and loves her mom, Krystal Smith. "She helps me everyday to do my exercises ...


"Her advice and guidance was the compass that helped me through many of the tough times I experienced in my life," writes Jennifer Jones of Youngstown. She says she loves her mother, Dee Deem of Struthers, "more than words could ever express."

"Her advice and guidance was the compass that helped me ...

"Her advice and guidance was the compass that helped me through many of the tough times I experienced in my life," writes Jennifer Jones of Youngstown. She says she loves her mother, Dee Deem of ...


"A person of such devotion, gentleness and peace" is how Tina Bury describes her mother, Virginia Pallante. Both are from Liberty Township.

"A person of such devotion, gentleness and peace" is how ...

"A person of such devotion, gentleness and peace" is how Tina Bury describes her mother, Virginia Pallante. Both are from Liberty Township.


They made it through the ups and downs of her teen-age years with flying colors, says Sandy Maluso of Knoxville, Tenn., when talking about life with her mother, Bernice Senvisky of Youngstown. Sandy says the geographical distance doesn't stop her from seeing her mother many times a year and talking daily.

They made it through the ups and downs of her ...

They made it through the ups and downs of her teen-age years with flying colors, says Sandy Maluso of Knoxville, Tenn., when talking about life with her mother, Bernice Senvisky of Youngstown. Sandy says the ...


"It is nice having a mother from an older generation, because it gives me a perspective that has since been long forgotten in our 'quick-paced lives,'" says 39-year-old Carla Mattiussi of her mother, 79-year-old Eileen Mattiussi, both of Austintown. "She has a wisdom that makes her special, and I keep her young," Carla says.

"It is nice having a mother from an older generation, ...

"It is nice having a mother from an older generation, because it gives me a perspective that has since been long forgotten in our 'quick-paced lives,'" says 39-year-old Carla Mattiussi of her mother, 79-year-old Eileen ...


"My successes are in large part due to her lifelong guidance," Melissa Tanferno of Medina says of her mother, Val Wilthew of Canfield.

"My successes are in large part due to her lifelong ...

"My successes are in large part due to her lifelong guidance," Melissa Tanferno of Medina says of her mother, Val Wilthew of Canfield.


"Ours is a story of the special relationship between two mothers and two daughters ... a bond of friendship that does not end with death," writes Bonnie Dutton of Boardman. Her daughter, Elaine Dutton, helped her get through the cancer treatments after her mother, Doris Turnovsky of Poland, was diagnosed with cancer. Doris, in turn, comforted Bonnie when Elaine died in a car accident this year.

"Ours is a story of the special relationship between two ...

"Ours is a story of the special relationship between two mothers and two daughters ... a bond of friendship that does not end with death," writes Bonnie Dutton of Boardman. Her daughter, Elaine Dutton, helped ...


Here are Paula Marco of Boardman and her sister, Debbie Bierdeman of North Lima, with their mother, Carole Roberts Gatchall of Poland. Paula says, "The best compliment I've ever received was when I was told I've 'turned into my mother!'"

Here are Paula Marco of Boardman and her sister, Debbie ...

Here are Paula Marco of Boardman and her sister, Debbie Bierdeman of North Lima, with their mother, Carole Roberts Gatchall of Poland. Paula says, "The best compliment I've ever received was when I was told ...


At her mother's 70th birthday party, Angela Ritz of Boardman and her mother, Katie Balale of Campbell, flash a "peace out" gesture. Angela said this about her mother's battle with breast cancer: "Cancer didn't change my mother, it just proved to me what a warrior she really is."

At her mother's 70th birthday party, Angela Ritz of Boardman ...

At her mother's 70th birthday party, Angela Ritz of Boardman and her mother, Katie Balale of Campbell, flash a "peace out" gesture. Angela said this about her mother's battle with breast cancer: "Cancer didn't change ...


Keaira Mckeithen says her mother, Jada Mckeithen, is not only Keaira's best friend but her hero as well. They both live in Youngstown.

Keaira Mckeithen says her mother, Jada Mckeithen, is not only ...

Keaira Mckeithen says her mother, Jada Mckeithen, is not only Keaira's best friend but her hero as well. They both live in Youngstown.


A retired teacher who demonstrates true heroism, Donna Gerlick of Campbell is deeply admired and loved by her daughter, Tara Gerlick of Boardman. "She teaches me to this day what she believes, and everything she believes is good and pure," Tara says.

A retired teacher who demonstrates true heroism, Donna Gerlick of ...

A retired teacher who demonstrates true heroism, Donna Gerlick of Campbell is deeply admired and loved by her daughter, Tara Gerlick of Boardman. "She teaches me to this day what she believes, and everything she ...


"Frick and Frack" are what Karen Morris and her mother, Jean Dutko, are called by Karen's son. Karen has moved in with her mother at various times to face challenges together. Karen calls her "my true anchor." Both live in Liberty Township.

"Frick and Frack" are what Karen Morris and her mother, ...

"Frick and Frack" are what Karen Morris and her mother, Jean Dutko, are called by Karen's son. Karen has moved in with her mother at various times to face challenges together. Karen calls her "my ...


"She has shaped me into the delightfully crazy person I am today and without her I just might be ... normal," writes Melissa Sferra of New Middleton about someone she admires a great deal, her mother, Rita Simon of Coitsville.

"She has shaped me into the delightfully crazy person I ...

"She has shaped me into the delightfully crazy person I am today and without her I just might be ... normal," writes Melissa Sferra of New Middleton about someone she admires a great deal, her ...


Donna Carbon of Canfield says her mom, 93-year-old Louise Diorio, told her years ago after a particularly stressful event that she was there for Donna. Now that Louise is in Omni Manor Health Care Center in Youngstown and is unable to speak, Donna knows Louise knows that Donna is there for her. "After all," Donna says, "that's what best friends are for."

Donna Carbon of Canfield says her mom, 93-year-old Louise Diorio, ...

Donna Carbon of Canfield says her mom, 93-year-old Louise Diorio, told her years ago after a particularly stressful event that she was there for Donna. Now that Louise is in Omni Manor Health Care Center ...


Monteen’s Southern Cuisine’s signature Jambalaya dish served on a bed of rice topped with andouille sausage, fresh tomatoes, okra, celery, peppers and crawfish. Served with a side of breaded fried green tomatoes and collard greens.

Monteen’s Southern Cuisine’s signature Jambalaya dish served on a bed ...

Monteen’s Southern Cuisine’s signature Jambalaya dish served on a bed of rice topped with andouille sausage, fresh tomatoes, okra, celery, peppers and crawfish. Served with a side of breaded fried green tomatoes and collard greens.


Mousa Kassis, adviser with the International Trade Assistance Center at YSU, spoke Tuesday about the opportunity for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Mahoning Valley to take advantage of exporting opportunities.

Mousa Kassis, adviser with the International Trade Assistance Center at ...

Mousa Kassis, adviser with the International Trade Assistance Center at YSU, spoke Tuesday about the opportunity for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Mahoning Valley to take advantage of exporting opportunities.


Fitch sophomore Sam Ortz, right, pulls away for the victory in the 110-meter hurdles at Tuesday’s All-American Conference American Division track meet at Fitch High School.

Fitch sophomore Sam Ortz, right, pulls away for the victory ...

Fitch sophomore Sam Ortz, right, pulls away for the victory in the 110-meter hurdles at Tuesday’s All-American Conference American Division track meet at Fitch High School.


A sign displays a message opposed to gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site Tuesday in Wilmington, N.C. The measure to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman passed overwhelmingly.

A sign displays a message opposed to gay marriage in ...

A sign displays a message opposed to gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site Tuesday in Wilmington, N.C. The measure to amend the state constitution to define marriage as ...


Ambulance personnel load Adam Carson, 29, into an ambulance after a two-hour standoff on Homestead Avenue. Carson is charged with two counts of bank robbery in Ashtabula County.

Ambulance personnel load Adam Carson, 29, into an ambulance after ...

Ambulance personnel load Adam Carson, 29, into an ambulance after a two-hour standoff on Homestead Avenue. Carson is charged with two counts of bank robbery in Ashtabula County.


Frank Caputo, left, and Andy Vlajkovich shake hands after being named the new girls and boys basketball coaches, respectively, at Warren Harding High School during a board of education meeting at the Warren administration building Tuesday.

Frank Caputo, left, and Andy Vlajkovich shake hands after being ...

Frank Caputo, left, and Andy Vlajkovich shake hands after being named the new girls and boys basketball coaches, respectively, at Warren Harding High School during a board of education meeting at the Warren administration building ...


Michelle L. Nail and Christopher Pechatsko

Michelle L. Nail and Christopher Pechatsko

Michelle L. Nail and Christopher Pechatsko


Anthony Yurcho and Katie DiPiero

Anthony Yurcho and Katie DiPiero

Anthony Yurcho and Katie DiPiero


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Fresh off a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Went the Day Well will compete in the Preakness on May 19, Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan, the horse’s co-owner, said Monday.

Fresh off a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Went ...

Fresh off a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Went the Day Well will compete in the Preakness on May 19, Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan, the horse’s co-owner, said Monday.


Motorists experienced some delays Friday afternoon on the Parkman Road Northwest bridge over the Mahoning River in Warren as a result of the $4.6 million construction project being carried out to replace the bridge. The project most likely will continue into 2013.

Motorists experienced some delays Friday afternoon on the Parkman Road ...

Motorists experienced some delays Friday afternoon on the Parkman Road Northwest bridge over the Mahoning River in Warren as a result of the $4.6 million construction project being carried out to replace the bridge. The ...


Melvin Shaw converses with his attorney Thomas Zena during a suppression hearing before Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Shaw is accused of killing a 17-year-old girl and wounding her 18-year-old friend in 2010. The trial is expected to get under way today with jury selection.

Melvin Shaw converses with his attorney Thomas Zena during a ...

Melvin Shaw converses with his attorney Thomas Zena during a suppression hearing before Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Shaw is accused of killing a 17-year-old girl and wounding her 18-year-old ...


The line to speak to officials from Chesapeake Energy stretches out the door at the job fair that was part of the Columbiana County Economic Development Summit. The event had filled the parking lot at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge well before the fair’s 10 a.m. Monday start.

The line to speak to officials from Chesapeake Energy stretches ...

The line to speak to officials from Chesapeake Energy stretches out the door at the job fair that was part of the Columbiana County Economic Development Summit. The event had filled the parking lot at ...


Howland’s Emily Price (9) slides into second base past Cuyahoga Falls’ Hannah Shane (1) during a Division I
tournament softball game Monday at Howland Township Park. Freshman Hannah Burke tossed a no-hitter to
lead Howland to the 10-0 victory.

Howland’s Emily Price (9) slides into second base past Cuyahoga ...

Howland’s Emily Price (9) slides into second base past Cuyahoga Falls’ Hannah Shane (1) during a Division I tournament softball game Monday at Howland Township Park. Freshman Hannah Burke tossed a no-hitter to lead Howland ...


Liberty’s Tyler Evans (18) slides under the tag of LaBrae’s Bobby Klein during a Division III sectional tournament baseball game Monday in Liberty. The Leopards defeated the Vikings, 4-2, to advance to today’s round against Girard.

Liberty’s Tyler Evans (18) slides under the tag of LaBrae’s ...

Liberty’s Tyler Evans (18) slides under the tag of LaBrae’s Bobby Klein during a Division III sectional tournament baseball game Monday in Liberty. The Leopards defeated the Vikings, 4-2, to advance to today’s round against ...


Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association will have its annual scholarship brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Brentford House, 737 Myron St. SE, Hubbard. The event is titled “Do You Know Your Numbers?” and focuses on blood pressure, 
cholesterol and blood-glucose numbers. Speakers will be Dr. LaShale Pugh and Felicia 
Alexander. There also will be a basket auction. Association members, standing from left, are Olla Tate, Sandra Abrams and Carole DuBose. Seated are Wayna Hightower, Esther McCain and Brenda Averhart. Absent from the photo is Lynn Hines, chapter president and scholarship chairwoman. The cost of admission is $20.

Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association will have its annual scholarship brunch ...

Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association will have its annual scholarship brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Brentford House, 737 Myron St. SE, Hubbard. The event is titled “Do You Know Your Numbers?” and ...


King Lion Harry Pancher, president of the Canfield Lions Club, offers thanks to all who made the 2012 craft show a success, as well as the fish dinners at A La Cart Catering. At a recent Lions Club dinner meeting, a special get-acquainted program offered by Lion Phil Bova was a huge success. District 13-D vice governor-elect Tom Zickefoose installed four members into the club. Lions above, left to right, are Bova, sponsor; Ed De Angelo; Mike Walsh, new Lions; Vice Gov. Tom Zickefoose, installing officer; Marian Zickefoose, new Lions; Tom Krispli, new Lions; and P.D.G. Lion Ted Filmer, sponsor.

King Lion Harry Pancher, president of the Canfield Lions Club, ...

King Lion Harry Pancher, president of the Canfield Lions Club, offers thanks to all who made the 2012 craft show a success, as well as the fish dinners at A La Cart Catering. At a ...


Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker falls over Cincinnati Reds’ Chris Heisey as he throws to first to complete the double play on a ground ball by Todd Frazier in the eighth inning of a game Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker falls over Cincinnati Reds’ ...

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker falls over Cincinnati Reds’ Chris Heisey as he throws to first to complete the double play on a ground ball by Todd Frazier in the eighth inning of a ...


Brad Keselowski performs a burnout after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., on Sunday.

Brad Keselowski performs a burnout after winning a NASCAR Sprint ...

Brad Keselowski performs a burnout after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., on Sunday.


Youngstown State University professors Helen Han and Peter Chen have completed a paper on how chief executive officers’ portraits form individual views on a company’s success. They addressed a class at YSU
recently. Portraits of CEOs are projected behind them.

Youngstown State University professors Helen Han and Peter Chen have ...

Youngstown State University professors Helen Han and Peter Chen have completed a paper on how chief executive officers’ portraits form individual views on a company’s success. They addressed a class at YSU recently. Portraits of ...


Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus leaps high to snag a throw from catcher Yorvit Torrealba as Cleveland Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo steals second in the second inning of a game in Cleveland on Sunday.

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus leaps high to snag a ...

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus leaps high to snag a throw from catcher Yorvit Torrealba as Cleveland Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo steals second in the second inning of a game in Cleveland on Sunday.


Cleveland sports personality Bruce Drennan, right, signs an autograph for Frank Frattaroli of Struthers during the
Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.

Cleveland sports personality Bruce Drennan, right, signs an autograph for ...

Cleveland sports personality Bruce Drennan, right, signs an autograph for Frank Frattaroli of Struthers during the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.


Charlie Granger of Austintown holds a bucket in front of the Walmart in Austintown for donations to Zion Luthern Church to help feed the needy.

Charlie Granger of Austintown holds a bucket in front of ...

Charlie Granger of Austintown holds a bucket in front of the Walmart in Austintown for donations to Zion Luthern Church to help feed the needy.


Laney and her daughter Gianna Pinciaro, 7, of Boardman make crafts at the Mommy & Me for Tea and Fashion Show at Boardman Park on Sunday.

Laney and her daughter Gianna Pinciaro, 7, of Boardman make ...

Laney and her daughter Gianna Pinciaro, 7, of Boardman make crafts at the Mommy & Me for Tea and Fashion Show at Boardman Park on Sunday.


Wayne Greier, owner of Greier Ag Center Inc. near Canfield, works the crops atop his tractor. Despite the late April freeze in much of the state, the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association predicts a record year for corn based on prices and earlier than normal warm weather.

Wayne Greier, owner of Greier Ag Center Inc. near Canfield, ...

Wayne Greier, owner of Greier Ag Center Inc. near Canfield, works the crops atop his tractor. Despite the late April freeze in much of the state, the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association predicts a ...


Capt. Myles Frohling, U.S. Army recruiter, at left, receives a MSVC-MOAA flag set from retired Col. Walter Duzzny, president of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. The flags are the U.S. Flag and the state flags of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Capt. Frohling was the guest speaker at a recent MSVC-MOAA Chapter dinner meeting.

Capt. Myles Frohling, U.S. Army recruiter, at left, receives a ...

Capt. Myles Frohling, U.S. Army recruiter, at left, receives a MSVC-MOAA flag set from retired Col. Walter Duzzny, president of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. The flags ...


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The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will sponsor “Girls Night Out — Vintage Hollywood Glamour” May 22 and May 23 at the Davis Center, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Preparing for the event are, from left, Jeanne Simione, buyer for The Shop in the Gardens; Sherry Gordon from The House of Georgie vintage clothing store in Howland; David Armstrong of Cater 2 U; and Eileen Stankovich, manager of The Shop in the Gardens. Festivities for the shopping event will begin each day at 5:30 p.m. There will be items unique to the gift store and vendors with a variety of wares. Members of the Friends group will receive a 20% discount at the shop, and others will receive a 10% discount. There also will be a photo booth by David Alan Photography, dinner by Cater 2 U at 7 p.m. and a vintage fashion show, courtesy of House of Georgie, at 7:45. Reservations are required and space is limited. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 330-740-7116.

The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will sponsor “Girls Night ...

The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will sponsor “Girls Night Out — Vintage Hollywood Glamour” May 22 and May 23 at the Davis Center, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Preparing for the event are, from left, ...


Instead of buying and exchanging gifts for one another, members of Youngstown Chapter of The Links Inc. made a donation to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Vice President Janice Beachum, left, and President Krishmu Shipmon, right, presented the check to James Echement, executive director of the Rescue Mission. Links is an international volunteer service organization that strives to affect the quality of life through community service.

Instead of buying and exchanging gifts for one another, members ...

Instead of buying and exchanging gifts for one another, members of Youngstown Chapter of The Links Inc. made a donation to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Vice President Janice Beachum, left, and President Krishmu ...


Photo by Nick Mays | The Vindicator: 
From left, Joe Valvo, Mark Shaw, Dana Balash and Dr. Mike Burley prepare for the American Heart Association Golf Scramble, set for June 6 at the Youngstown Country Club.

Photo by Nick Mays | The Vindicator: From left, Joe ...

Photo by Nick Mays | The Vindicator: From left, Joe Valvo, Mark Shaw, Dana Balash and Dr. Mike Burley prepare for the American Heart Association Golf Scramble, set for June 6 at the Youngstown Country ...


Trumbull Township Association recently met to reorganize and install officers for 2012. Officers are chosen to represent elected township officials in Trumbull County and to promote grassroots government at state and local levels as part of the greater Ohio Township Association. Elected were, from left, Fred Bobovnyk, Ohio Township Association state committeeman (Weathersfield Twp.); Mark S. Finamore, president (Vienna Twp.); Rebecca Whitman, secretary/treasurer (Hartford Twp.); and Clifford S. Plott, vice-president (Southington Twp.).

Trumbull Township Association recently met to reorganize and install officers ...

Trumbull Township Association recently met to reorganize and install officers for 2012. Officers are chosen to represent elected township officials in Trumbull County and to promote grassroots government at state and local levels as part ...


Sarah Sudano and Jay Pichitino

Sarah Sudano and Jay Pichitino

Sarah Sudano and Jay Pichitino


Brent R. DeWitt and Nicole R. Medvec

Brent R. DeWitt and Nicole R. Medvec

Brent R. DeWitt and Nicole R. Medvec


Mr. and Mrs. Chester Chwalik

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Chwalik

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Chwalik


Amy M. Knight and Craig Blackburn Jr.

Amy M. Knight and Craig Blackburn Jr.

Amy M. Knight and Craig Blackburn Jr.


Moisés Cirilo and Rosalie DeJesus

Moisés Cirilo and Rosalie DeJesus

Moisés Cirilo and Rosalie DeJesus


Jordan Newland and Danielle Odstrecilek

Jordan Newland and Danielle Odstrecilek

Jordan Newland and Danielle Odstrecilek


Sierra Whitman and Aaron Thomas

Sierra Whitman and Aaron Thomas

Sierra Whitman and Aaron Thomas


Leonard Jenkins Jr. and Lelani Dangelo

Leonard Jenkins Jr. and Lelani Dangelo

Leonard Jenkins Jr. and Lelani Dangelo


Deborah Carissimi of Boardman submitted this photo of the blooms and foliage at her house.

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman submitted this photo of the blooms ...

Deborah Carissimi of Boardman submitted this photo of the blooms and foliage at her house.


JoAnn Carissimi of Boardman shows off many-colored blossoms. Photo sent in by Deborah Carissimi of Boardman.

JoAnn Carissimi of Boardman shows off many-colored blossoms. Photo sent ...

JoAnn Carissimi of Boardman shows off many-colored blossoms. Photo sent in by Deborah Carissimi of Boardman.


Primroses grown by Terri Dyce of Girard experienced an early blooming this year.

Primroses grown by Terri Dyce of Girard experienced an early ...

Primroses grown by Terri Dyce of Girard experienced an early blooming this year.


Sister Lisa Marie Belz took this photo of a magnolia bud at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse in Canfield. The photo was submitted by Michele Ristich Gatts.

Sister Lisa Marie Belz took this photo of a magnolia ...

Sister Lisa Marie Belz took this photo of a magnolia bud at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse in Canfield. The photo was submitted by Michele Ristich Gatts.


In this photo from April, Deborah Carissimi, left, Terri Goldner and Carla Carissimi pause in the Las Vegas flower gardens at The Wynn Resort. Photo sent in by Deborah Carissimi of Boardman.

In this photo from April, Deborah Carissimi, left, Terri Goldner ...

In this photo from April, Deborah Carissimi, left, Terri Goldner and Carla Carissimi pause in the Las Vegas flower gardens at The Wynn Resort. Photo sent in by Deborah Carissimi of Boardman.


Dorothy Soltis sent in this photo of blooming dogwood.

Dorothy Soltis sent in this photo of blooming dogwood.

Dorothy Soltis sent in this photo of blooming dogwood.


Mia Jackson, 3, picks flowers in her yard. Her mom, April Hatfield, who sent in this photo, said Mia likes to wear princess dresses for everything she does.

Mia Jackson, 3, picks flowers in her yard. Her mom, ...

Mia Jackson, 3, picks flowers in her yard. Her mom, April Hatfield, who sent in this photo, said Mia likes to wear princess dresses for everything she does.


Here are magnolia trees at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse in Canfield, as seen by Sister Lisa Marie Belz. Photo sent in by Michele Ristich Gatts.

Here are magnolia trees at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown ...

Here are magnolia trees at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse in Canfield, as seen by Sister Lisa Marie Belz. Photo sent in by Michele Ristich Gatts.


Standing amid a multitude of blooms is Deborah Carissimi of Boardman.

Standing amid a multitude of blooms is Deborah Carissimi of ...

Standing amid a multitude of blooms is Deborah Carissimi of Boardman.


On April 1, Joyce McNab took this photo of the magnificent garden scenery at Mill Creek Park.

On April 1, Joyce McNab took this photo of the ...

On April 1, Joyce McNab took this photo of the magnificent garden scenery at Mill Creek Park.


Monnie Ryan of Mineral Ridge sent in this photo of beautiful blooms taken in late March in Mill Creek Park.

Monnie Ryan of Mineral Ridge sent in this photo of ...

Monnie Ryan of Mineral Ridge sent in this photo of beautiful blooms taken in late March in Mill Creek Park.


Bill and Sandee Timmerman of Austintown sent in this photo of their early bloomers.

Bill and Sandee Timmerman of Austintown sent in this photo ...

Bill and Sandee Timmerman of Austintown sent in this photo of their early bloomers.


Nancy Kausits of Youngstown has put in some time with her flower garden. Photo sent in by her daughter, Autumn Kausits.

Nancy Kausits of Youngstown has put in some time with ...

Nancy Kausits of Youngstown has put in some time with her flower garden. Photo sent in by her daughter, Autumn Kausits.


A variety of flowers adds beauty to Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Youngstown. Photo sent in by Autumn Kausits.

A variety of flowers adds beauty to Sts. Peter and ...

A variety of flowers adds beauty to Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Youngstown. Photo sent in by Autumn Kausits.


Terri Dyce of Girard said her irises usually bloom in late May. Here are some from last summer.

Terri Dyce of Girard said her irises usually bloom in ...

Terri Dyce of Girard said her irises usually bloom in late May. Here are some from last summer.


This photo of lilacs in bloom was sent in by Dorothy Soltis.

This photo of lilacs in bloom was sent in by ...

This photo of lilacs in bloom was sent in by Dorothy Soltis.


You'll not soon forget this photo of forget-me-nots by Sister Lisa Marie Belz. It was taken at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse in Canfield and submitted by Michele Ristich Gatts.

You'll not soon forget this photo of forget-me-nots by Sister ...

You'll not soon forget this photo of forget-me-nots by Sister Lisa Marie Belz. It was taken at the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Motherhouse in Canfield and submitted by Michele Ristich Gatts.


Lana Vanauker of Canfield calls this photo "Nature's Jewels." It's one of her tulips after the rain.

Lana Vanauker of Canfield calls this photo "Nature's Jewels." It's ...

Lana Vanauker of Canfield calls this photo "Nature's Jewels." It's one of her tulips after the rain.


A closer look at Nancy Kausits' garden shows a variety of blooms and greenery at her Youngstown home. Photo sent in by her daughter, Autumn Kausits.

A closer look at Nancy Kausits' garden shows a variety ...

A closer look at Nancy Kausits' garden shows a variety of blooms and greenery at her Youngstown home. Photo sent in by her daughter, Autumn Kausits.


Here's a closer look at the flowers in bloom at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Youngstown. Autumn Kausits submitted the photo.

Here's a closer look at the flowers in bloom at ...

Here's a closer look at the flowers in bloom at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Youngstown. Autumn Kausits submitted the photo.


David Gemmel sent in this photo of violets he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.

David Gemmel sent in this photo of violets he took ...

David Gemmel sent in this photo of violets he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.


Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit to Washington and Lee University in Washington, D.C., before his senior year at Boardman High School. He is studying photography. Photo submitted by Daniel Marshall.

Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit ...

Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit to Washington and Lee University in Washington, D.C., before his senior year at Boardman High School. He is studying photography. Photo submitted by Daniel Marshall.


Bill and Sandee Timmerman of Austintown sent in this photo of their early bloomers.

Bill and Sandee Timmerman of Austintown sent in this photo ...

Bill and Sandee Timmerman of Austintown sent in this photo of their early bloomers.


Here are some lovely tulips belonging to Brenda Puntel of Austintown, who sent in this photo.

Here are some lovely tulips belonging to Brenda Puntel of ...

Here are some lovely tulips belonging to Brenda Puntel of Austintown, who sent in this photo.


Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the home of Theresa Starr and Frank Kishel in Boardman.

Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the ...

Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the home of Theresa Starr and Frank Kishel in Boardman.


Michael Vugrincic of Warren submitted this close-up photo.

Michael Vugrincic of Warren submitted this close-up photo.

Michael Vugrincic of Warren submitted this close-up photo.


Enjoying the early spring flowers at the home of Terri Dyce of Girard were butterflies. She said she saw as many as five butterflies at one time on the blooms outside her kitchen window.

Enjoying the early spring flowers at the home of Terri ...

Enjoying the early spring flowers at the home of Terri Dyce of Girard were butterflies. She said she saw as many as five butterflies at one time on the blooms outside her kitchen window.


Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the home of Theresa Starr and Frank Kishel in Boardman.

Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the ...

Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the home of Theresa Starr and Frank Kishel in Boardman.


Marcie Wheeler took this photo in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

Marcie Wheeler took this photo in late March while visiting ...

Marcie Wheeler took this photo in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.


Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the home of Theresa Starr and Frank Kishel in Boardman.

Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the ...

Plenty of spring blooms arrived early this year at the home of Theresa Starr and Frank Kishel in Boardman.


This photo of colorful columbine was taken by Linda Biggs of Leetonia.

This photo of colorful columbine was taken by Linda Biggs ...

This photo of colorful columbine was taken by Linda Biggs of Leetonia.


These vibrant flowers were captured on film by Lee and Lori Swan during an outing at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park in April.

These vibrant flowers were captured on film by Lee and ...

These vibrant flowers were captured on film by Lee and Lori Swan during an outing at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park in April.


Enjoying the early spring flowers at the home of Terri Dyce of Girard were butterflies. She said she saw as many as five butterflies at one time on the blooms outside her kitchen window.

Enjoying the early spring flowers at the home of Terri ...

Enjoying the early spring flowers at the home of Terri Dyce of Girard were butterflies. She said she saw as many as five butterflies at one time on the blooms outside her kitchen window.


Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit to Washington and Lee University in Washington, D.C., before his senior year at Boardman High School. He is studying photography. Photo submitted by Daniel Marshall.

Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit ...

Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit to Washington and Lee University in Washington, D.C., before his senior year at Boardman High School. He is studying photography. Photo submitted by Daniel Marshall.


Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit to Washington and Lee University in Washington, D.C., before his senior year at Boardman High School. He is studying photography. Photo submitted by Daniel Marshall.

Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit ...

Mickey Marshall, 17, took these photos on a college visit to Washington and Lee University in Washington, D.C., before his senior year at Boardman High School. He is studying photography. Photo submitted by Daniel Marshall.


Marcie Wheeler took this photo in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

Marcie Wheeler took this photo in late March while visiting ...

Marcie Wheeler took this photo in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.


These vibrant flowers were captured on film by Lee and Lori Swan during an outing at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park in April.

These vibrant flowers were captured on film by Lee and ...

These vibrant flowers were captured on film by Lee and Lori Swan during an outing at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park in April.


Here are some lovely tulips belonging to Brenda Puntel of Austintown, who sent in this photo.

Here are some lovely tulips belonging to Brenda Puntel of ...

Here are some lovely tulips belonging to Brenda Puntel of Austintown, who sent in this photo.


David Gemmel sent in this photo of jack-in-the-pulpit he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.

David Gemmel sent in this photo of jack-in-the-pulpit he took ...

David Gemmel sent in this photo of jack-in-the-pulpit he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.


Marcie Wheeler took this photo of daffodils in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

Marcie Wheeler took this photo of daffodils in late March ...

Marcie Wheeler took this photo of daffodils in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.


David Gemmel sent in this photo of trillum he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.

David Gemmel sent in this photo of trillum he took ...

David Gemmel sent in this photo of trillum he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.


Marcie Wheeler took this photo of tulips in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

Marcie Wheeler took this photo of tulips in late March ...

Marcie Wheeler took this photo of tulips in late March while visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.


David Gemmel sent in this photo of bluebells he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.

David Gemmel sent in this photo of bluebells he took ...

David Gemmel sent in this photo of bluebells he took while admiring the wildflowers from the gorge at Mill Creek Park.


On a sunny day in mid-April, Sara Root of Liberty took this photo of purple shaded trees on the grounds at Liberty High School.

On a sunny day in mid-April, Sara Root of Liberty ...

On a sunny day in mid-April, Sara Root of Liberty took this photo of purple shaded trees on the grounds at Liberty High School.


Here's a view of the bluebells in Poland Woods as they looked on Easter Sunday. Photo sent in by Debbie Brunner of Poland.

Here's a view of the bluebells in Poland Woods as ...

Here's a view of the bluebells in Poland Woods as they looked on Easter Sunday. Photo sent in by Debbie Brunner of Poland.


Tuxedo the cat checks out some nature at the home of owner Lana Vanauker of Canfield.

Tuxedo the cat checks out some nature at the home ...

Tuxedo the cat checks out some nature at the home of owner Lana Vanauker of Canfield.


These "icicle" pansies were planted in the fall of 2011. The photo, submitted by Marilyn King of Newton Falls, was taken in March.

These "icicle" pansies were planted in the fall of 2011. ...

These "icicle" pansies were planted in the fall of 2011. The photo, submitted by Marilyn King of Newton Falls, was taken in March.


Maryann Kilbreath of Salem says this "peony tree" is the pride and joy of all of her flowers. It's been blooming since the week after Easter.

Maryann Kilbreath of Salem says this "peony tree" is the ...

Maryann Kilbreath of Salem says this "peony tree" is the pride and joy of all of her flowers. It's been blooming since the week after Easter.


Alice Sassone's early arrival this year is Epimedium rubrum, common name, Bishop's hat. She says it's a herbaceous perennial groundcover that she's had in her garden since 1988.

Alice Sassone's early arrival this year is Epimedium rubrum, common ...

Alice Sassone's early arrival this year is Epimedium rubrum, common name, Bishop's hat. She says it's a herbaceous perennial groundcover that she's had in her garden since 1988.


Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.


Rachell Joy sent in this photo she took of an early bloom that showed up in her herb garden this year. She said she thought it was too beautiful not to share.

Rachell Joy sent in this photo she took of an ...

Rachell Joy sent in this photo she took of an early bloom that showed up in her herb garden this year. She said she thought it was too beautiful not to share.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this picture of bleeding hearts.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this picture of bleeding hearts.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this picture of bleeding hearts.


Sometimes, you just have to stop and smell the tulips at Fellows Riverside Garden in Mill Creek Park. Chrissy Cvetkovic of Canfield sent in this photo of little Reagan doing just that.

Sometimes, you just have to stop and smell the tulips ...

Sometimes, you just have to stop and smell the tulips at Fellows Riverside Garden in Mill Creek Park. Chrissy Cvetkovic of Canfield sent in this photo of little Reagan doing just that.


Tulips in the garden seem to be reaching for the sun. Photo submitted by Chrissy Cvetkovic of Canfield.

Tulips in the garden seem to be reaching for the ...

Tulips in the garden seem to be reaching for the sun. Photo submitted by Chrissy Cvetkovic of Canfield.


Ben Gaither, 1-year-old grandson of Laurie Fox of Lowellville, enjoys the daffodils at his grandparents’ house. Ben’s parents are Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Photo sent in by Laurie Fox.

Ben Gaither, 1-year-old grandson of Laurie Fox of Lowellville, enjoys ...

Ben Gaither, 1-year-old grandson of Laurie Fox of Lowellville, enjoys the daffodils at his grandparents’ house. Ben’s parents are Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Photo sent in by Laurie Fox.


Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.


Sunlight makes these blooms even brighter. Photo sent in by Monica Smith.

Sunlight makes these blooms even brighter. Photo sent in by ...

Sunlight makes these blooms even brighter. Photo sent in by Monica Smith.


Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.


Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, is surrounded by the purple tulips in the flower garden at Mill Creek Park. She is the daughter Angela & Michael Testa of Boardman. Photo was taken by her nanny, Brittany Schiffhauer.

Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, is surrounded by the purple ...

Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, is surrounded by the purple tulips in the flower garden at Mill Creek Park. She is the daughter Angela & Michael Testa of Boardman. Photo was taken by her nanny, ...


Peggy Griffith of Youngstown sent us this dandelion that looks like a flower.

Peggy Griffith of Youngstown sent us this dandelion that looks ...

Peggy Griffith of Youngstown sent us this dandelion that looks like a flower.


Sent by Dianne Phillips of Poland, this picture was taken March 1 along one of the roadways on the Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.

Sent by Dianne Phillips of Poland, this picture was taken ...

Sent by Dianne Phillips of Poland, this picture was taken March 1 along one of the roadways on the Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.


Ben Gaither, 1-year-old grandson of Laurie Fox of Lowellville, enjoys the daffodils at his grandparents’ house. Ben’s parents are Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Photo sent in by Laurie Fox.

Ben Gaither, 1-year-old grandson of Laurie Fox of Lowellville, enjoys ...

Ben Gaither, 1-year-old grandson of Laurie Fox of Lowellville, enjoys the daffodils at his grandparents’ house. Ben’s parents are Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Photo sent in by Laurie Fox.


Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.


Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some ...

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.


Brittany Schiffauer sent this picture of the gorgeous flowers at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Brittany Schiffauer sent this picture of the gorgeous flowers at ...

Brittany Schiffauer sent this picture of the gorgeous flowers at Fellows Riverside Gardens.


In 1976, Laurie Fox of Lowellville and her husband bought 2 acres of property in Poland Township on which to build their home. One of the trees they didn’t cut down was a small wild cherry tree. Laurie says it has blossomed and produced cherries every year and was exceptionally early this year, having blossomed in March.

In 1976, Laurie Fox of Lowellville and her husband bought ...

In 1976, Laurie Fox of Lowellville and her husband bought 2 acres of property in Poland Township on which to build their home. One of the trees they didn’t cut down was a small wild ...


Here are early blossoms on a flowering tree in the yard of Laurie Fox of Lowellville. In the background, forsythia blooms.

Here are early blossoms on a flowering tree in the ...

Here are early blossoms on a flowering tree in the yard of Laurie Fox of Lowellville. In the background, forsythia blooms.


This photo was submitted by Rachel Camuso of Canfield, who says her 3-year-old daughter, Eva, had just picked a bouquet for her. She says that Eva and her twin brother, Georgie, are at that age when everything is beautiful, even dandelions.

This photo was submitted by Rachel Camuso of Canfield, who ...

This photo was submitted by Rachel Camuso of Canfield, who says her 3-year-old daughter, Eva, had just picked a bouquet for her. She says that Eva and her twin brother, Georgie, are at that age ...


Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some ...

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.


Here are early blossoms on a flowering tree in the yard of Laurie Fox of Lowellville. In the background, forsythia blooms.

Here are early blossoms on a flowering tree in the ...

Here are early blossoms on a flowering tree in the yard of Laurie Fox of Lowellville. In the background, forsythia blooms.


Brittany Schiffauer sent this picture of Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, at Mill Creek Park.

Brittany Schiffauer sent this picture of Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 ...

Brittany Schiffauer sent this picture of Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, at Mill Creek Park.


Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some ...

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.


Received from by Billy Ray.

Received from by Billy Ray.

Received from by Billy Ray.


Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some ...

Brenda Puntel of Austintown sent in this photo of some of her early spring blooms.


Here's the American flag between blossoms at Boardman Library. The photo was taken at dusk in March by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.

Here's the American flag between blossoms at Boardman Library. The ...

Here's the American flag between blossoms at Boardman Library. The photo was taken at dusk in March by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.


Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of tulips in bloom at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.

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

Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of tulips in bloom at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.


Luanne Blake of Salem says this photo of pink blossoms just "screams spring!"

Luanne Blake of Salem says this photo of pink blossoms ...

Luanne Blake of Salem says this photo of pink blossoms just "screams spring!"


Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, is smelling the flowers at Mill Creek Park's flower garden while on a family outing. She is the daughter Angela & Michael Testa of Boardman. Photo was taken by her nanny, Brittany Schiffhauer.

Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, is smelling the flowers at ...

Sophia Sicilia Testa, 16 months, is smelling the flowers at Mill Creek Park's flower garden while on a family outing. She is the daughter Angela & Michael Testa of Boardman. Photo was taken by her ...


More blossoms in Mill Creek Park's Fellows Riverside Gardens, as seen by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.

More blossoms in Mill Creek Park's Fellows Riverside Gardens, as ...

More blossoms in Mill Creek Park's Fellows Riverside Gardens, as seen by Doxie Damico of Youngstown.


Here's a red hibiscus flower, which grew on a bush of white hibiscus flowers in the garden of Judith Ferrett of Hubbard, who sent in the photo.

Here's a red hibiscus flower, which grew on a bush ...

Here's a red hibiscus flower, which grew on a bush of white hibiscus flowers in the garden of Judith Ferrett of Hubbard, who sent in the photo.


Sister Kathleen McCarragher, OSU, sent this spring photo taken at the newly named Saint Angela Merici Parish on Youngstown's East Side.

Sister Kathleen McCarragher, OSU, sent this spring photo taken at ...

Sister Kathleen McCarragher, OSU, sent this spring photo taken at the newly named Saint Angela Merici Parish on Youngstown's East Side.


Sister Kathleen McCarragher, OSU, sent this spring photo taken at the newly named Saint Angela Merici Parish on Youngstown's East Side.

Sister Kathleen McCarragher, OSU, sent this spring photo taken at ...

Sister Kathleen McCarragher, OSU, sent this spring photo taken at the newly named Saint Angela Merici Parish on Youngstown's East Side.


These "blossoms" at Danridge's Burgundi Manor in Youngstown are, from left, Shelly Frangos, activities; Haggir Moorer, short-term rehabilitation resident; and Toni Krager, corporate marketing director.

These "blossoms" at Danridge's Burgundi Manor in Youngstown are, from ...

These "blossoms" at Danridge's Burgundi Manor in Youngstown are, from left, Shelly Frangos, activities; Haggir Moorer, short-term rehabilitation resident; and Toni Krager, corporate marketing director.


Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.


Submitted by Ronald Biroschak.

Submitted by Ronald Biroschak.

Submitted by Ronald Biroschak.


Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.


Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.


Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.


Irene Scullen of New Middletown submitted this photo taken on Holy Saturday, April 7. The bulb and perennial garden in front of her porch boasts tulips, daffodils, yellow primroses and grape hyacinths in bloom.

Irene Scullen of New Middletown submitted this photo taken on ...

Irene Scullen of New Middletown submitted this photo taken on Holy Saturday, April 7. The bulb and perennial garden in front of her porch boasts tulips, daffodils, yellow primroses and grape hyacinths in bloom.


Primroses show off their vibrant colors. Photo sent in by Marilyn King of Newton Falls.

Primroses show off their vibrant colors. Photo sent in by ...

Primroses show off their vibrant colors. Photo sent in by Marilyn King of Newton Falls.


Youngstown State’s Jordan Ingalls, right, catches a pop fly with backup from Haley Thomas during the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Robert Morris Colonials at McCune Park in Canfield. The Penguins lost both games, 8-0 and 12-4, respectively.

Youngstown State’s Jordan Ingalls, right, catches a pop fly with ...

Youngstown State’s Jordan Ingalls, right, catches a pop fly with backup from Haley Thomas during the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Robert Morris Colonials at McCune Park in Canfield. The Penguins lost both ...


Fitch senior Alexa Diana, 17, with the help of her father, Pat Diana, has baked and decorated nearly 100 Kentucky Derby-themed cake pops that are being taken to Churchill Downs for Saturday’s race. Among the fans of Alexa’s Lil Baby Cakes business is the family of Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan. Zoldan is part-owner of the thoroughbred Went the Day Well, which is one of the 21 horses in this year’s race.

Fitch senior Alexa Diana, 17, with the help of her ...

Fitch senior Alexa Diana, 17, with the help of her father, Pat Diana, has baked and decorated nearly 100 Kentucky Derby-themed cake pops that are being taken to Churchill Downs for Saturday’s race. Among the ...


Madison Antal, 5, and her mom, Cristal Antal, both of Lordstown, left, presented an appreciation plaque Thursday to Poland Union Elementary students who raised funds to support Madison’s Make-A-Wish project. Make-A-Wish representative Kim Sazima, right, also was on hand to thank the students.

Madison Antal, 5, and her mom, Cristal Antal, both of ...

Madison Antal, 5, and her mom, Cristal Antal, both of Lordstown, left, presented an appreciation plaque Thursday to Poland Union Elementary students who raised funds to support Madison’s Make-A-Wish project. Make-A-Wish representative Kim Sazima, right, ...


Elijah Maybou, 9, of Warren blows a shofar (ram’s horn) to begin the noon National Day of Prayer observance
in downtown Youngstown. The event, sponsored by the City Prayer Team of Youngstown, featured Pastor Everett Whiteside as keynote speaker.

Elijah Maybou, 9, of Warren blows a shofar (ram’s horn) ...

Elijah Maybou, 9, of Warren blows a shofar (ram’s horn) to begin the noon National Day of Prayer observance in downtown Youngstown. The event, sponsored by the City Prayer Team of Youngstown, featured Pastor Everett ...


Butler Institute of American Art employees Ray Johnson, left, and Wayne Gruver hang the newly reframed painting “Snap the Whip” in a gallery at the museum Thursday.

Butler Institute of American Art employees Ray Johnson, left, and ...

Butler Institute of American Art employees Ray Johnson, left, and Wayne Gruver hang the newly reframed painting “Snap the Whip” in a gallery at the museum Thursday.


James Tate of Niles steals second base ahead of the throw to Canfield’s Joe Tuchek during Thursday’s baseball game in Canfield. The Red Dragons edged the Cardinals, 7-6, to clinch a share of the All-American Conference American Division championship.

James Tate of Niles steals second base ahead of the ...

James Tate of Niles steals second base ahead of the throw to Canfield’s Joe Tuchek during Thursday’s baseball game in Canfield. The Red Dragons edged the Cardinals, 7-6, to clinch a share of the All-American ...


Emmett Conner, a senior at the Choffin Career and Technical Center, helps remove garbage from a vacant lot on Youngstown’s South Side. About 20 Choffin seniors participated in the cleanup Thursday.

Emmett Conner, a senior at the Choffin Career and Technical ...

Emmett Conner, a senior at the Choffin Career and Technical Center, helps remove garbage from a vacant lot on Youngstown’s South Side. About 20 Choffin seniors participated in the cleanup Thursday.


Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will have its annual spring flower sale, “Eight 
Bloomin’ Days Only,” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Wednesday through May 16 at 
Hunter’s Square Plaza, 8700 E. Market St., Howland. Co-chairwomen, from left, Gere Weller of Liberty and Janet Weller of Canfield, are organizing the event, which will be staffed by community volunteers such as Carolyn Lewis and Marie Lewis, right, both of Howland. There will be Mother’s Day gift baskets, hanging baskets, herbs and 
perennials. Requests for a certain variety or color can be placed before May 13 at 
330-856-5582, ext. 110; volunteers to help with watering or arranging also can call. For 
information about NOAS call the above number at ext. 123 or visit www.noas.com.

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will have its annual spring flower ...

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will have its annual spring flower sale, “Eight Bloomin’ Days Only,” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Wednesday through May 16 at Hunter’s Square Plaza, 8700 E. Market St., ...


JoAnn Gernah of Nigeria, left, Yuxuan Li of China and Liane Herlitz of Germany are exchange students studying at Hubbard High School. The girls were placed by the organization Academic Year in America, which places students throughout the Youngstown area.

JoAnn Gernah of Nigeria, left, Yuxuan Li of China and ...

JoAnn Gernah of Nigeria, left, Yuxuan Li of China and Liane Herlitz of Germany are exchange students studying at Hubbard High School. The girls were placed by the organization Academic Year in America, which places ...


Travis Csuti , 35, of Youngstown, a participant in the day-reporting work program of the Mahoning County Sheriff ’s Office, removes paint and staples from the side of a barn at the Canfield Fairgrounds. He was among
five day-reporting offenders scraping and painting horse barns there Wednesday.

Travis Csuti , 35, of Youngstown, a participant in the ...

Travis Csuti , 35, of Youngstown, a participant in the day-reporting work program of the Mahoning County Sheriff ’s Office, removes paint and staples from the side of a barn at the Canfield Fairgrounds. He ...


Alison Morris and her friend Nathaniel Riggle pose with Toby, one of two beagles attacked by a pit bull in Morris’ yard. The attack left both with a decreased sense of security.

Alison Morris and her friend Nathaniel Riggle pose with Toby, ...

Alison Morris and her friend Nathaniel Riggle pose with Toby, one of two beagles attacked by a pit bull in Morris’ yard. The attack left both with a decreased sense of security.


Exercise rider Zeke Castro puts Kentucky Derby entrant Went the Day Well through the paces during a workout
for Wednesday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. In Wednesday’s draw, it was determined that the colt, which is owned by the horse racing consortium of Team Valor of which Youngstown businessman Bruce Zoldan is a partner, will race in the 13th post position in Saturday’s race.

Exercise rider Zeke Castro puts Kentucky Derby entrant Went the ...

Exercise rider Zeke Castro puts Kentucky Derby entrant Went the Day Well through the paces during a workout for Wednesday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. In Wednesday’s draw, it was determined that the colt, ...


Fitch’s Tony Adams (4) follows through as Nick Gigax (8) of Struthers tries to break up the play during an All-American Conference baseball game Wednesday in Austintown. The Falcons edged the Wildcats, 9-8.

Fitch’s Tony Adams (4) follows through as Nick Gigax (8) ...

Fitch’s Tony Adams (4) follows through as Nick Gigax (8) of Struthers tries to break up the play during an All-American Conference baseball game Wednesday in Austintown. The Falcons edged the Wildcats, 9-8.


Matthew Shellenberger, left, stands next to his lawyer Mark LaVelle as he waits to be sentenced for attempted rape, gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and robbery. He will spend six years in prison.

Matthew Shellenberger, left, stands next to his lawyer Mark LaVelle ...

Matthew Shellenberger, left, stands next to his lawyer Mark LaVelle as he waits to be sentenced for attempted rape, gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and robbery. He will spend six years in prison.


Amanda Varone and Gregory McGlynn

Amanda Varone and Gregory McGlynn

Amanda Varone and Gregory McGlynn


James R. Hanek III and Nancy M. Herron

James R. Hanek III and Nancy M. Herron

James R. Hanek III and Nancy M. Herron


Kimberly T. Najdusak and Richard R. Horning

Kimberly T. Najdusak and Richard R. Horning

Kimberly T. Najdusak and Richard R. Horning


Chuck Shiffhauer and Lindsey Faith

Chuck Shiffhauer and Lindsey Faith

Chuck Shiffhauer and Lindsey Faith


The infamous Eddie Burger.

The infamous Eddie Burger.

The infamous Eddie Burger.


Heather Bornes hands Scott Long his burger for review.

Heather Bornes hands Scott Long his burger for review.

Heather Bornes hands Scott Long his burger for review.


Lorna Slaughter, a mental-health consumer and volunteer from Wellsville, answers the ceremonial first call Tuesday of Help Hotline Crisis Center’s new Peer Warm Line.

Lorna Slaughter, a mental-health consumer and volunteer from Wellsville, answers ...

Lorna Slaughter, a mental-health consumer and volunteer from Wellsville, answers the ceremonial first call Tuesday of Help Hotline Crisis Center’s new Peer Warm Line.


Jerry McLalin, 15, left and his sister, Taylor, 17, of Hubbard have been participating in the Liberty Relay for Life for years. They and their family will take part this year as well.

Jerry McLalin, 15, left and his sister, Taylor, 17, of ...

Jerry McLalin, 15, left and his sister, Taylor, 17, of Hubbard have been participating in the Liberty Relay for Life for years. They and their family will take part this year as well.


Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, flashes a million-dollar smile as he stands in the food bank’s warehouse at 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown.

Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of ...

Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, flashes a million-dollar smile as he stands in the food bank’s warehouse at 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown.


Delaney Bresnahan, left, and Emma Hartshorn, both eighth-graders at Canfield Village Middle School, created “Team Reel” T-shirts to sell in support of Ken Reel, their American History teacher who recently was diagnosed with cancer.

Delaney Bresnahan, left, and Emma Hartshorn, both eighth-graders at Canfield ...

Delaney Bresnahan, left, and Emma Hartshorn, both eighth-graders at Canfield Village Middle School, created “Team Reel” T-shirts to sell in support of Ken Reel, their American History teacher who recently was diagnosed with cancer.


Law enforcement confiscated this revolver during last weekend’s Operation Shield initiative. The gun was one
of several police rounded up and put on display during a Tuesday press conference.

Law enforcement confiscated this revolver during last weekend’s Operation Shield ...

Law enforcement confiscated this revolver during last weekend’s Operation Shield initiative. The gun was one of several police rounded up and put on display during a Tuesday press conference.


Western Reserve’s Sissy Stubbs begins pitching in the first inning of Tuesday’s ITCL showdown against Jackson-
Milton. Stubbs pitched the Blue Devils to a 7-4 victory.

Western Reserve’s Sissy Stubbs begins pitching in the first inning ...

Western Reserve’s Sissy Stubbs begins pitching in the first inning of Tuesday’s ITCL showdown against Jackson- Milton. Stubbs pitched the Blue Devils to a 7-4 victory.


Facing a health crisis, Ken Smith went on a strict weight-loss regimen and was inspired to start a regular schedule of full- and half-marathons.

Facing a health crisis, Ken Smith went on a strict ...

Facing a health crisis, Ken Smith went on a strict weight-loss regimen and was inspired to start a regular schedule of full- and half-marathons.


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The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals is inviting the public to a Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. May 20 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. Fashions will be provided by Possessions of Boardman. There will be local vendors and door prizes. Preparing for the event are members of the group’s Ways and Means Committee, standing from left, Tami Ginn, Lynn Romeo, Tracy Goad, Judy Cundik and Olga Rivera. Seated are Chris Bidwell and Marlene Dailey. For ticket information contact Dailey at tommar2@att.net or 330-793-3316. All proceeds will benefit the organization’s scholarship fund.

The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals ...

The Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals is inviting the public to a Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. May 20 at Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. Fashions ...


Lindsay Czopur, an employee of Turning Technologies, carries one of the boxes headed to P. Ross Berry Eighth and Ninth Grade Academy.

Lindsay Czopur, an employee of Turning Technologies, carries one of ...

Lindsay Czopur, an employee of Turning Technologies, carries one of the boxes headed to P. Ross Berry Eighth and Ninth Grade Academy.


Lakeview’s Alyssa Nicholas is tagged out at second base by Ashley Hefferon of Struthers during Monday’s game. Lakeview won the non-league game 6-2.

Lakeview’s Alyssa Nicholas is tagged out at second base by ...

Lakeview’s Alyssa Nicholas is tagged out at second base by Ashley Hefferon of Struthers during Monday’s game. Lakeview won the non-league game 6-2.


Terrance Holloway (red) from Farrell and Jamir Fudge of Warren Harding battle during their flyweight battle Monday night in the finals of the K.O. Drugs High School boxing tournament. Holloway won the championship with an unanimous decision in the event at St. Lucy Palermo Banquet Center in Campbell.

Terrance Holloway (red) from Farrell and Jamir Fudge of Warren ...

Terrance Holloway (red) from Farrell and Jamir Fudge of Warren Harding battle during their flyweight battle Monday night in the finals of the K.O. Drugs High School boxing tournament. Holloway won the championship with an ...


Using waders, their hands and a net, Kathleen Vrable-Bryan, center, administrator of Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District, helps Marlana Fields, left, and Milasia Lewis, both students at Volney Rogers Middle School, collect small, bottom-dwelling organisms to test the water quality of the Ax Factory Run adjacent to the school.

Using waders, their hands and a net, Kathleen Vrable-Bryan, center, ...

Using waders, their hands and a net, Kathleen Vrable-Bryan, center, administrator of Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District, helps Marlana Fields, left, and Milasia Lewis, both students at Volney Rogers Middle School, collect small, bottom-dwelling ...


Gordon Murray, a Girard native, is shown with his vintage Piper Cub plane he will fly to each of Ohio’s 88 counties beginning May 13. Murray and Ron Siwik of Chagrin Falls, who will fly another vintage plane, are making the trip to raise funds to establish a scholarship for a needy Ohio family to send a child to college. The team expects to land at Youngstown Elser Metro Airport in North Lima on May 15.

Gordon Murray, a Girard native, is shown with his vintage ...

Gordon Murray, a Girard native, is shown with his vintage Piper Cub plane he will fly to each of Ohio’s 88 counties beginning May 13. Murray and Ron Siwik of Chagrin Falls, who will fly ...


Kentucky Derby hopeful Bodemeister, under exercise rider Peter Hutton, tunes up on the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trainer Bob Baffert is going to have some fun at the Kentucky Derby. He’s in Louisville with Bodemeister, the likely favorite for the Saturday race, and he’ll also saddle Liaison in pursuit of his fourth Derby.

Kentucky Derby hopeful Bodemeister, under exercise rider Peter Hutton, tunes ...

Kentucky Derby hopeful Bodemeister, under exercise rider Peter Hutton, tunes up on the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trainer Bob Baffert is going to have some fun at the Kentucky Derby. He’s in ...