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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


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 ...


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Boney

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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


Leonard Jenkins Jr. and Lelani Dangelo

Leonard Jenkins Jr. and Lelani Dangelo

Leonard Jenkins Jr. and Lelani Dangelo


Jordan Newland and Danielle Odstrecilek

Jordan Newland and Danielle Odstrecilek

Jordan Newland and Danielle Odstrecilek


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, ...


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


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 ...


Sierra Whitman and Aaron Thomas

Sierra Whitman and Aaron Thomas

Sierra Whitman and Aaron Thomas


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.

Sent by Sherri Bartholomew of New Wilmington, Pa.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!"


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.


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 ...


Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.


Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.

Submitted by Kailey Love of Canfield.


Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.

Submitted by Diane Theis of Boardman.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.