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JESSICA GIORDANO AND MICHAEL PROVENZALE

JESSICA GIORDANO AND MICHAEL PROVENZALE

JESSICA GIORDANO AND MICHAEL PROVENZALE


MR. AND MRS. GOMAR PHILLIPS

MR. AND MRS. GOMAR PHILLIPS

MR. AND MRS. GOMAR PHILLIPS



The Holiday Hopes and Wishes committee  prepares for the Dec. 14 luncheon, bake shoppe and basket raffle to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoningn Valley at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. From left are Dynna Hayat, Betty Cmil, Julie Costas and Kathy Dwinnells. PHOTO BY: ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR

The Holiday Hopes and Wishes committee prepares for the Dec. ...

The Holiday Hopes and Wishes committee prepares for the Dec. 14 luncheon, bake shoppe and basket raffle to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoningn Valley at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. From left are Dynna Hayat, Betty ...


Students at St. Patrick School, Hubbard, conducted two dress-down days to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. They raised more than $200 that will be sent to Catholic Charities to assist in the recovery process. Shown in front are Kara Leonard, left, Nate Wirtz, Maya Taylor, Anthony Carter and Isabella Bancroft. Behind them are Marie Bond, left, Arinna Sop and Trinity Adams. The students hold dress downs each month to help various charities and families in need in the community.

Students at St. Patrick School, Hubbard, conducted two dress-down days ...

Students at St. Patrick School, Hubbard, conducted two dress-down days to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. They raised more than $200 that will be sent to Catholic Charities to assist in the recovery ...


MR. AND MRS. NEWMAN LEVY

MR. AND MRS. NEWMAN LEVY

MR. AND MRS. NEWMAN LEVY


Rose Decapito, who was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Bedford, Ohio, recently celebrated her 104th birthday at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls, where she has lived for the past seven years. She attended high school and was a homemaker. She is a member of First Baptist Church and enjoys playing bingo. Rose is the oldest person living at the home. She joined in the music, fun and in a dance or two.

Rose Decapito, who was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Bedford, ...

Rose Decapito, who was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Bedford, Ohio, recently celebrated her 104th birthday at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls, where she has lived for the past seven years. She attended ...


The Acts of Random Kindness group of Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland, is shown with blankets they made for premature babies in the special care nursery at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. The girls delivered the blankets recently and were allowed to peer through the nursery window to see the hospital’s tiniest, most fragile patients. This annual service project was begun by student, Jayda Benson and her mother, Melinda Miletta-Miller, who suggested the project and then shopped for the fabric and prepared the blankets so the girls could tie the cut pieces together.

The Acts of Random Kindness group of Holy Family Church, ...

The Acts of Random Kindness group of Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland, is shown with blankets they made for premature babies in the special care nursery at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. The ...


MR. AND MRS. RONALD L. NEFF

MR. AND MRS. RONALD L. NEFF

MR. AND MRS. RONALD L. NEFF


MR. AND MRS. SIDNEY JACKSON

MR. AND MRS. SIDNEY JACKSON

MR. AND MRS. SIDNEY JACKSON


Sharon Houser, left, Ray O’Neill and Susan George tour the Barnhisel Home during a recent open house weekend. O’Neill served as a costumed guide. Open houses are 1 to 5 p.m. today, Sunday, and Dec. 8 and 9. The theme is “Christmas Trees Through the Ages” with decorated trees using ornaments from late 1800s to 1960s. Among them are a feather tree, aluminum tree, nature tree, Coka Cola tree, Victorian trees and an old economy tree with 3-D paper ornaments. Refreshments and music will be provided as well as guides in period dress. Calendars for 2013 and note cards will be available for purchase. Donations are welcome. For information visit www.girardhistoricalsociety.org.

Sharon Houser, left, Ray O’Neill and Susan George tour the ...

Sharon Houser, left, Ray O’Neill and Susan George tour the Barnhisel Home during a recent open house weekend. O’Neill served as a costumed guide. Open houses are 1 to 5 p.m. today, Sunday, and Dec. ...


PATRICK LOMBARDO AND ROXANNE NOCK

PATRICK LOMBARDO AND ROXANNE NOCK

PATRICK LOMBARDO AND ROXANNE NOCK


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Youngstown fire fighters attempt to put out the massive fire of a vacant house located off Market Street in Youngstown.

Youngstown fire fighters attempt to put out the massive fire ...

Youngstown fire fighters attempt to put out the massive fire of a vacant house located off Market Street in Youngstown.


William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.


William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.


William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.


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William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.


William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.


William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Columbiana coach Ron Moschella during 1rst half action Thursday at Lisbon.


The Humane Society of Columbiana County, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., is preparing for its Black-Tie Adoption event Saturday through Dec. 8. In front are Lora Herbert, left, with Madonna; adoptable Micheal; Sally Geary; and Darlene Jenkins with Max and Julie; and standing is JayDee Palmer with Mystic and Mr. E. A reception with refreshments from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday will kick off the event. Adoption fees are $15 for cats and kittens and $75 for dogs. All-black or mostly black kittens and cats are $10 and dogs are $50. Standard adoption criteria applies. All adoptable pets are spay/neutered, up to date on vaccines, tested and microchipped. For information call 330-332-2600 or visit www.columbianahumane.org.

The Humane Society of Columbiana County, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., ...

The Humane Society of Columbiana County, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., is preparing for its Black-Tie Adoption event Saturday through Dec. 8. In front are Lora Herbert, left, with Madonna; adoptable Micheal; Sally Geary; and Darlene ...


Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.

Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.

Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.


For Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty, the May 26 wedding of their daughter, Marlana, and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. The Very Rev. John Keehner of Youngstown, in the background, performed the ceremony at St. Mary Church in Tampa.

For Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty, the May 26 ...

For Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty, the May 26 wedding of their daughter, Marlana, and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. The Very Rev. John Keehner of Youngstown, in the background, performed ...


The May 26 wedding of Marlana LaCivita of Liberty and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. They are leaving St. Mary Church in Tampa into a crowd of well-wishers and bubbles. Photo submitted by Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty.

The May 26 wedding of Marlana LaCivita of Liberty and ...

The May 26 wedding of Marlana LaCivita of Liberty and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. They are leaving St. Mary Church in Tampa into a crowd of well-wishers and bubbles. Photo submitted ...


Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this ...

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.


Diane Burda shared a picture of the source of the greatest joy in her family this year, their first grandchild. Little Sylvie, who was born in January and lives in San Diego, is experiencing one of her favorite things, bath time! Grandma says her face says it all. (She also says if you look closely, you can see two of the cutest little teeth ever!)

Diane Burda shared a picture of the source of the ...

Diane Burda shared a picture of the source of the greatest joy in her family this year, their first grandchild. Little Sylvie, who was born in January and lives in San Diego, is experiencing one ...


Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this ...

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.


Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this ...

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.


Nancy Fawcet of Canfield sent this is a picture of her two little reindeer, granddaughters Becca Geissler (8) and Lorelai Geissler (6).

Nancy Fawcet of Canfield sent this is a picture of ...

Nancy Fawcet of Canfield sent this is a picture of her two little reindeer, granddaughters Becca Geissler (8) and Lorelai Geissler (6).


The arrival of Jonah Anthony Orzechowski of McDonald provided much joy to his family.

The arrival of Jonah Anthony Orzechowski of McDonald provided much ...

The arrival of Jonah Anthony Orzechowski of McDonald provided much joy to his family.


His daughter and her family brought a lot of joy to Mike Polkabla of Girard this year. They are Jerry, Joy, Maggie and Katie Byers.

His daughter and her family brought a lot of joy ...

His daughter and her family brought a lot of joy to Mike Polkabla of Girard this year. They are Jerry, Joy, Maggie and Katie Byers.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers ...

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who loves the leaves, provides pure joy to Grandpa Dave and Grandma Dawn Dickey of North Lima.

Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who loves the leaves, provides ...

Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who loves the leaves, provides pure joy to Grandpa Dave and Grandma Dawn Dickey of North Lima.


Gianna Duponty with twin daughters Olive and Ellie.

Gianna Duponty with twin daughters Olive and Ellie.

Gianna Duponty with twin daughters Olive and Ellie.


Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.

Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering ...

Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.


“Granddaughter joy” is what granddaughters Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., and Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, provide, according to Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima.

“Granddaughter joy” is what granddaughters Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., ...

“Granddaughter joy” is what granddaughters Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., and Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, provide, according to Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima.


Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, ...

Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.

This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown ...

This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers ...

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, ...

Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


Dawn Dickey of North Lima says heir granddaughter, Naomi Lane, of Walhonding, Ohio, is their “Christmas Joy.”

Dawn Dickey of North Lima says heir granddaughter, Naomi Lane, ...

Dawn Dickey of North Lima says heir granddaughter, Naomi Lane, of Walhonding, Ohio, is their “Christmas Joy.”


Pap and Brynni get a lot of joy out of the petting zoo.

Pap and Brynni get a lot of joy out of ...

Pap and Brynni get a lot of joy out of the petting zoo.


Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, ...

Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


Seeing their kids, Mia and Gabe Hammerton, having fun together brings Jeff and Gina Hammerton of Boardman the most joy.

Seeing their kids, Mia and Gabe Hammerton, having fun together ...

Seeing their kids, Mia and Gabe Hammerton, having fun together brings Jeff and Gina Hammerton of Boardman the most joy.


This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.

This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown ...

This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.


Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who is shown celebrating her second birthday, gives Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima much joy.

Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who is shown celebrating her ...

Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who is shown celebrating her second birthday, gives Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima much joy.


Mike Polkabla of Girard says his family is the source of much joy throughout the year.

Mike Polkabla of Girard says his family is the source ...

Mike Polkabla of Girard says his family is the source of much joy throughout the year.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers ...

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Brynni loves Clifford the big red dog! Submitted by Grandma Debbie Horvath.

Brynni loves Clifford the big red dog! Submitted by Grandma ...

Brynni loves Clifford the big red dog! Submitted by Grandma Debbie Horvath.


Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., gives Grandpa Dave Dickey so much joy!

Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., gives Grandpa Dave Dickey so ...

Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., gives Grandpa Dave Dickey so much joy!


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers ...

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.

Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering ...

Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers ...

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, ...

Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


A great joy this year for Mike Polkabla of Girard was seeing his cousins at the Polkabla reunion. He hadn't seen them for a long time.

A great joy this year for Mike Polkabla of Girard ...

A great joy this year for Mike Polkabla of Girard was seeing his cousins at the Polkabla reunion. He hadn't seen them for a long time.


It appears 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown would enjoy becoming a "pink hat" of the Red Hat Society.

It appears 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown would enjoy becoming a ...

It appears 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown would enjoy becoming a "pink hat" of the Red Hat Society.


Rebecca Streb submitted this photo, adding "One of the best feelings ever was to hear that the Mahoning Valley ranked under the New York Giants! We delivered 18,531 pounds of supplies to the Food Bank in New Jersey. Be thankful for what you have today because in a blink of an eye it could all be gone!"

Rebecca Streb submitted this photo, adding "One of the best ...

Rebecca Streb submitted this photo, adding "One of the best feelings ever was to hear that the Mahoning Valley ranked under the New York Giants! We delivered 18,531 pounds of supplies to the Food Bank ...


Peg Sigle of Boardman experienced her greatest joy and surprise in May this year when she opened her door to see her grandson, Marine Cpl. William Jenkins, who was home on leave. She said, "I know he's 'William' to the USMC, but he'll always be 'Billy' to me!" Bill, who is a 2010 graduate of Boardman High School, began calling Peg "G-Ma" years ago and still does.

Peg Sigle of Boardman experienced her greatest joy and surprise ...

Peg Sigle of Boardman experienced her greatest joy and surprise in May this year when she opened her door to see her grandson, Marine Cpl. William Jenkins, who was home on leave. She said, "I ...


Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., right, says "Holiday gatherings with my siblings are always a 'joy' due to my sister's name: Vera Joy Mccleery, of New Castle, left." In the middle is brother Ed Peterson of Johnson City, NY.

Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., right, says "Holiday gatherings with ...

Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., right, says "Holiday gatherings with my siblings are always a 'joy' due to my sister's name: Vera Joy Mccleery, of New Castle, left." In the middle is brother Ed Peterson ...


Lana VanAuker of Canfield loves shooting pictures of these horses, owned by her sister, Linda Vaughn.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield loves shooting pictures of these horses, ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield loves shooting pictures of these horses, owned by her sister, Linda Vaughn.


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Mike Polkabla of Girard says his mom, 85-year-old Anne Polkabla, gives him a lot of joy.

Mike Polkabla of Girard says his mom, 85-year-old Anne Polkabla, ...

Mike Polkabla of Girard says his mom, 85-year-old Anne Polkabla, gives him a lot of joy.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield submitted this photo, and we all agree. The Canfield Fair serves as a huge joy to the Valley..

Lana VanAuker of Canfield submitted this photo, and we all ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield submitted this photo, and we all agree. The Canfield Fair serves as a huge joy to the Valley..


Timmy Kerr, 5, of Poland, thinks happiness is the first snow of the year. Photo taken by dad Gary Kerr.

Timmy Kerr, 5, of Poland, thinks happiness is the first ...

Timmy Kerr, 5, of Poland, thinks happiness is the first snow of the year. Photo taken by dad Gary Kerr.


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Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.

Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.

Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.


To Lana VanAuker of Canfield, there's nothing more enjoyable than being at her mother's farm a sunset at her mother's farm in Canfield. Her mother is Joanne Speece.

To Lana VanAuker of Canfield, there's nothing more enjoyable than ...

To Lana VanAuker of Canfield, there's nothing more enjoyable than being at her mother's farm a sunset at her mother's farm in Canfield. Her mother is Joanne Speece.


Leanna Hartsough is the source of great joy to her grandmother, Lana VanAuker of Canfield, who shot this picture of Leanna. According to Lana, Leanna, who is attending YSU on an athletic scholarship, is a member of the university's track and field team that won the Horizon League event. Her personal best high jump is 5 feet 6 inches, ranking her fifth in the state of Ohio.

Leanna Hartsough is the source of great joy to her ...

Leanna Hartsough is the source of great joy to her grandmother, Lana VanAuker of Canfield, who shot this picture of Leanna. According to Lana, Leanna, who is attending YSU on an athletic scholarship, is a ...


Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) is chased by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) during last Sunday’s game. Weeden’s helmet struck the knee of teammate Joe Thomas during the game and the quarterback left the game with a concussion.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) is chased by Pittsburgh ...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) is chased by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) during last Sunday’s game. Weeden’s helmet struck the knee of teammate Joe Thomas during the game and the quarterback ...


Debbie Agostinelli, shelter director for the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, digs in the backyard of the house at 2518 Hamilton St. SW, Warren, in a spot of fresh dirt to check for dead animals.

Debbie Agostinelli, shelter director for the Animal Welfare League of ...

Debbie Agostinelli, shelter director for the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, digs in the backyard of the house at 2518 Hamilton St. SW, Warren, in a spot of fresh dirt to check for dead ...


Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) collides with Kent State’s Melvin Tabb (32) during the first half of a game at Beeghly Center on Wednesday night. The Golden Flashes defeated the Penguins, 85-78, in overtime.

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) collides with Kent State’s Melvin ...

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) collides with Kent State’s Melvin Tabb (32) during the first half of a game at Beeghly Center on Wednesday night. The Golden Flashes defeated the Penguins, 85-78, in overtime.


Dan Horacek watches coach John Hudson during a practice. Horacek teaches at the University Project Learning Center, an alternative school in the Youngstown district.

Dan Horacek watches coach John Hudson during a practice. Horacek ...

Dan Horacek watches coach John Hudson during a practice. Horacek teaches at the University Project Learning Center, an alternative school in the Youngstown district.


Students from Struthers High School Interact Club attended a recent Rotary District 6650 Interact Conference in Salem. More than  100 students and advisers attended including students from Austintown, Canfield, Howland, Salem, Warren, East Palestine and Columbiana. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for 12- to 18-year-olds. They are self-governing and self-supporting. Representatives from Struthers are Dyana Davanzo, left, Struthers Interact adviser; Olivia Torisk, Alexa Bayus, Tyler Noble, Kara Trella, Tom Baringer, Struthers Rotary president and District Interact co-chairman; Lindsey Opritza, Marc Weems and Frank Percic.

Students from Struthers High School Interact Club attended a recent ...

Students from Struthers High School Interact Club attended a recent Rotary District 6650 Interact Conference in Salem. More than 100 students and advisers attended including students from Austintown, Canfield, Howland, Salem, Warren, East Palestine and ...


Kathleen Berry of Youngstown was one of a half-dozen residents who spoke at a parks and recreation commission meeting Tuesday in support of the city’s position that it does not intend to lease park land to companies for oil and gas drilling.

Kathleen Berry of Youngstown was one of a half-dozen residents ...

Kathleen Berry of Youngstown was one of a half-dozen residents who spoke at a parks and recreation commission meeting Tuesday in support of the city’s position that it does not intend to lease park land ...


Johnny's Fettuccini Florentine

Johnny's Fettuccini Florentine

Johnny's Fettuccini Florentine


Johnny's Chicken Queen Victoria

Johnny's Chicken Queen Victoria

Johnny's Chicken Queen Victoria


Johnny’s Sautéed Greens

Johnny’s Sautéed Greens

Johnny’s Sautéed Greens


Youngstown State senior Damian Eargle (21) passed the 1,000-point milestone last week against James Madison, the same game in which he broke YSU’s career blocks record.

Youngstown State senior Damian Eargle (21) passed the 1,000-point milestone ...

Youngstown State senior Damian Eargle (21) passed the 1,000-point milestone last week against James Madison, the same game in which he broke YSU’s career blocks record.


McKayla Gaus, a ninth-grader at Austintown Fitch High School, sorts through apples to pull out the bad ones at Hartford Apple Orchard. McKayla was part of a group of Fitch students who came to the orchard Tuesday to learn skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

McKayla Gaus, a ninth-grader at Austintown Fitch High School, sorts ...

McKayla Gaus, a ninth-grader at Austintown Fitch High School, sorts through apples to pull out the bad ones at Hartford Apple Orchard. McKayla was part of a group of Fitch students who came to the ...


Jill Daley doesn’t usually play the lottery, but the chance to win a historic $500 million Powerball jackpot brought her into Circle K on Lockwood Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon.

Jill Daley doesn’t usually play the lottery, but the chance ...

Jill Daley doesn’t usually play the lottery, but the chance to win a historic $500 million Powerball jackpot brought her into Circle K on Lockwood Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon.


At an awards night recently at the Masonic Temple on Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Excellent Companion Timothy N. Flack, right, a 23-year member of the Youngstown chapter, was presented the Certificate of Achievement for his advanced studies in Royal Arch Masonry. Presenting the award to Flack is District Deputy Grand High Priest Zel E. Bush. Flack also received a plaque at the Grand Chapter for his dedication and appreciation of Capitular Masonry.

At an awards night recently at the Masonic Temple on ...

At an awards night recently at the Masonic Temple on Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Excellent Companion Timothy N. Flack, right, a 23-year member of the Youngstown chapter, was presented the Certificate of Achievement for his advanced ...


Austintown Middle School students are talking about their families’ struggles with various types of cancer. Here, Devyn Coast signs a paper with the names of people in her family.

Austintown Middle School students are talking about their families’ struggles ...

Austintown Middle School students are talking about their families’ struggles with various types of cancer. Here, Devyn Coast signs a paper with the names of people in her family.


Mike Sackela replaces siding after blowing insulation into a wall during renovations at 867 Lanterman Ave., the
last house being rehabilitated in the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s Lanterman Model Block
project in the Idora Neighborhood.

Mike Sackela replaces siding after blowing insulation into a wall ...

Mike Sackela replaces siding after blowing insulation into a wall during renovations at 867 Lanterman Ave., the last house being rehabilitated in the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s Lanterman Model Block project in the Idora Neighborhood.


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch passes against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday in Cleveland. The Steelers lost to the Browns for the first time since 2009.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch passes against the Cleveland Browns ...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch passes against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday in Cleveland. The Steelers lost to the Browns for the first time since 2009.


Former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is leaving the team immediately rather than stay on as an adviser.

Former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is leaving the team ...

Former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is leaving the team immediately rather than stay on as an adviser.


James Govenor of Cortland shows his buck that he bagged Monday morning on the opening day of the deer-gun season in Ohio.

James Govenor of Cortland shows his buck that he bagged ...

James Govenor of Cortland shows his buck that he bagged Monday morning on the opening day of the deer-gun season in Ohio.


Mooney’s Jamie DiDomenico (2) drives around Brenda Thompson (10) of Fitch during first half action Monday at Fitch. The Falcons ran past the Cardinals, 63-37, in the first game of the season for both teams.

Mooney’s Jamie DiDomenico (2) drives around Brenda Thompson (10) of ...

Mooney’s Jamie DiDomenico (2) drives around Brenda Thompson (10) of Fitch during first half action Monday at Fitch. The Falcons ran past the Cardinals, 63-37, in the first game of the season for both teams.


Nikki Carter, right, director of program development for Humility of Mary Health Partners, won the celebrity dance competition at the “Shoot for the Moon, Dance with the Stars” Black & White Gala on Nov. 10, co-hosted by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley. The event took place at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. With her is her professional partner Matt Moore of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Boardman. Carter designated the HMHP Foundation as the recipient of the $1,000 cash prize.

Nikki Carter, right, director of program development for Humility of ...

Nikki Carter, right, director of program development for Humility of Mary Health Partners, won the celebrity dance competition at the “Shoot for the Moon, Dance with the Stars” Black & White Gala on Nov. 10, ...


Members of the board of directors of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society preparing to welcome visitors to the fifth annual Memories of Christmas Past exhibit at the Arms Family Musuem, which opens Saturday, are, from left Dr. William J. Cleary, Marilyn Oyer, Tricia Perry, Bill Lawson, MVHS executive director, and Bob Calcagni. Exhibit hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children. A preview party will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $16 for members and $20 for guests. Reservations can be made by calling 330-743-2589.

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Members of the board of directors of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society preparing to welcome visitors to the fifth annual Memories of Christmas Past exhibit at the Arms Family Musuem, which opens Saturday, are, from ...


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R.T. VERNAL AND CARA MULLANE

R.T. VERNAL AND CARA MULLANE

R.T. VERNAL AND CARA MULLANE


Members of the Interact Club at Austintown Fitch High School spent Nov. 10 at Salem Community Center with Interact members from 13 area schools. Shown are Gary Reel, left, co-adviser, Amanda Choma, Megan Miller, Jaclynn Choma, Sierra DuBois, Kamisha Parker and Justin Shaughnessy. More than 100 students and advisers met for the annual event that stresses community and world service ideas, exchange student opportunities and cooperation with local Rotary Clubs. Schools represented were Harding, Canfield, Columbiana, East Palestine, Salem, Howland, Struthers and others from the Canton area. The Austintown Club was founded in 1995 and advisers are Tina Kubacki and Reel.

Members of the Interact Club at Austintown Fitch High School ...

Members of the Interact Club at Austintown Fitch High School spent Nov. 10 at Salem Community Center with Interact members from 13 area schools. Shown are Gary Reel, left, co-adviser, Amanda Choma, Megan Miller, Jaclynn ...


MR. AND MRS. FRANK DILALLO

MR. AND MRS. FRANK DILALLO

MR. AND MRS. FRANK DILALLO


MR. AND MRS. ED CHRAPCYNSKI

MR. AND MRS. ED CHRAPCYNSKI

MR. AND MRS. ED CHRAPCYNSKI


Ohio Star Quilters, dedicated to educating the public in the art of quilting and teaching the basic principles of quilting to children, met recently to honor their student quilters. Student quilters must be 8 to 12 years old. Supplies are donated to each child from the club. Finished quilts were presented by 14 students and are shown, in front, Douglas Gurdak, left, Michael McKenzie, Elizabeth Brumbaugh, Alless O’Malley, Chloe Camacho and in back, Brianna Nolen, Paige Kristo, Abigail Martin, Natalie Walk, Sarah DeSalvo, Marissa Martin, Samantha Mehle, Jasmine Camacho and Kayla Mehle. The club meets 9:30 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For information call Howland S.C.O.P.E. at 330-609-7806.

Ohio Star Quilters, dedicated to educating the public in the ...

Ohio Star Quilters, dedicated to educating the public in the art of quilting and teaching the basic principles of quilting to children, met recently to honor their student quilters. Student quilters must be 8 to ...


ROBERT KAY AND SARAH MOSTOV

ROBERT KAY AND SARAH MOSTOV

ROBERT KAY AND SARAH MOSTOV


St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, will host its monthly spaghetti dinner and a holiday concert with the 50-member Seraphim Chorus on Dec. 2. The dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church social hall and consists of the main entree, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 8 and younger. Carryouts are available and containers will be provided. For dinner information, call the church office at 330-743-1109. Kris Harper will direct the chorus with holiday music at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Soloists will include Andrew Lawlor, baritone from Leetonia, and Kiyan Taghaboni, tenor and vocal performance major from Dana School of Music. Offerings will be accepted. For information about the concert, call 724-658-2084 or 724-652-3060.

St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, will host ...

St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, will host its monthly spaghetti dinner and a holiday concert with the 50-member Seraphim Chorus on Dec. 2. The dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to ...


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Angela Gorby and her father, Bob Koehler, dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Boardman. The daughter-dad dance duo competed in the Fred Astaire World Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this summer and waltzed their way to a first place for a Viennese waltz. Photo by: William D. Lewis | The Vindicator.

Angela Gorby and her father, Bob Koehler, dance at the ...

Angela Gorby and her father, Bob Koehler, dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Boardman. The daughter-dad dance duo competed in the Fred Astaire World Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this summer and ...


Phantoms forward Austin Cangelosi (9) looks for help during a recent game against Dubuque at the Covelli Centre.

Phantoms forward Austin Cangelosi (9) looks for help during a ...

Phantoms forward Austin Cangelosi (9) looks for help during a recent game against Dubuque at the Covelli Centre.


Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller throws a pass against Wisconsin during the first half of a game in
Madison, Wis.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller throws a pass against Wisconsin ...

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller throws a pass against Wisconsin during the first half of a game in Madison, Wis.


New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory (28) is tackled by New York Jets running back Bilal Powell after
intercepting a pass during the first half of a game Thursday in East Rutherford, N.J.

New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory (28) is tackled ...

New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory (28) is tackled by New York Jets running back Bilal Powell after intercepting a pass during the first half of a game Thursday in East Rutherford, N.J.


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Charlie Batch (16) and newly signed Brian Hoyer warm up during the team’s practice Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Batch will start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Charlie Batch (16) and newly signed Brian ...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Charlie Batch (16) and newly signed Brian Hoyer warm up during the team’s practice Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Batch will start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger and ...


Elizabeth Ruminski, 16, left, and Pastor Carla Davies hold items from the Non-Food Pantry at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church in McDonald.

Elizabeth Ruminski, 16, left, and Pastor Carla Davies hold items ...

Elizabeth Ruminski, 16, left, and Pastor Carla Davies hold items from the Non-Food Pantry at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church in McDonald.


These baskets will be part of a silent auction and spaghetti dinner to benefit the Cook family of Struthers, whose 14-year-old son, Ty, recently had a brain tumor removed. The dinner will be Dec. 1 at St. Nicholas Great Hall on Fifth Street in Struthers.

These baskets will be part of a silent auction and ...

These baskets will be part of a silent auction and spaghetti dinner to benefit the Cook family of Struthers, whose 14-year-old son, Ty, recently had a brain tumor removed. The dinner will be Dec. 1 ...


Brothers and Giannios Candy owners Greg, left, and John Giannios sample some of their candies at their Struthers
facility. U.S. candy sales reached $29.4 billion in 2010, according to the National Confectioners Association.

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Brothers and Giannios Candy owners Greg, left, and John Giannios sample some of their candies at their Struthers facility. U.S. candy sales reached $29.4 billion in 2010, according to the National Confectioners Association.


Walter Allen of Youngstown was among the people who enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church. The church also delivered two hundred meals to homes and motels.

Walter Allen of Youngstown was among the people who enjoyed ...

Walter Allen of Youngstown was among the people who enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church. The church also delivered two hundred meals to homes and motels.


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William d Lewis the Vindicator   Shoppers head into Boardman Target store Thursday night for the 9pm opening  .

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William d Lewis the Vindicator Shoppers head into Boardman Target store Thursday night for the 9pm opening .


William d Lewis the Vindicator   First in line outside Boardman Best Buy were from left, David Cancel, 15, Andrew Bujdoso, 15, and Dominic Miranda, 15, all of Canfield. They were in line since Tuesday afternoon. thye were hoping to purchase TVs.

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William d Lewis the Vindicator First in line outside Boardman Best Buy were from left, David Cancel, 15, Andrew Bujdoso, 15, and Dominic Miranda, 15, all of Canfield. They were in line since Tuesday afternoon. ...


William d Lewis the Vindicator  Keeping warm in a sleeping bag while waiting outside Boardman Best Buy Thursday night was Mike Socie of Boardman.

William d Lewis the Vindicator Keeping warm in a sleeping ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Keeping warm in a sleeping bag while waiting outside Boardman Best Buy Thursday night was Mike Socie of Boardman.


William d Lewis the Vindicator   Long line outside Boardman Best Buy Thursday night. Store openedat Midnight

William d Lewis the Vindicator Long line outside Boardman Best ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator Long line outside Boardman Best Buy Thursday night. Store openedat Midnight


William d Lewis the Vindicator   First in line outside Boardman Target store Thursday night for the 9pm opening  were from left, Olivia Schaeffer, 13, Catherine Blackwell, 16, and Allison Schaeffer, 18, all of Norwalk oh.

William d Lewis the Vindicator First in line outside Boardman ...

William d Lewis the Vindicator First in line outside Boardman Target store Thursday night for the 9pm opening were from left, Olivia Schaeffer, 13, Catherine Blackwell, 16, and Allison Schaeffer, 18, all of Norwalk oh.


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Members of Holy Family Parish Youth Choir, directed by Barbara Zorn, recently performed patriotic songs in honor of Veterans Day at the Phantoms Hockey game at the Covelli Center, Youngstown. About 30 third- through 12th-graders sang the National Anthem and a medley of U.S. service songs to honor the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. They ended with “God Bless America.” The choir is composed of students from Holy Family School in Poland with surrounding public schools districts and Cardinal Mooney High School.

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Members of Holy Family Parish Youth Choir, directed by Barbara Zorn, recently performed patriotic songs in honor of Veterans Day at the Phantoms Hockey game at the Covelli Center, Youngstown. About 30 third- through 12th-graders ...


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For the fourth consecutive year, InfoCision Management Corporation’s locations in Austintown and Boardman have collected food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. Three teams, two from Austintown and one from Boardman, competed to collect the most food. Austintown Building B collected 506 pounds to become the winners of the week-of-jeans day passes. Austintown Building A collected 366 pounds and Boardman, 353 pounds. Some members of the Austintown teams are shown in the Second Harvest Truck preparing to fill boxes. From the left are George Hines and Gary Wilson, building B; Jeanne Rock, Tami Harrison and Jamie Metzger, building A; Vince, the truck driver; and Lisa Hird, building A. InfoCision and its employees are committed to giving back to the community.

For the fourth consecutive year, InfoCision Management Corporation’s locations in ...

For the fourth consecutive year, InfoCision Management Corporation’s locations in Austintown and Boardman have collected food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. Three teams, two from Austintown and one from Boardman, competed ...


MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM MEYERS

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM MEYERS

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM MEYERS


MR. AND MRS. CHARLES LAUTNER

MR. AND MRS. CHARLES LAUTNER

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Preparation is key in cooking a great Thanksgiving meal. Follow these great tips to make a juicy and tender turkey everyone will be thankful for.

Preparation is key in cooking a great Thanksgiving meal. Follow ...

Preparation is key in cooking a great Thanksgiving meal. Follow these great tips to make a juicy and tender turkey everyone will be thankful for.


Canfield senior Sabrina Mangapora talks with reporters after signing a letter-of-intent with Ball State University.

Canfield senior Sabrina Mangapora talks with reporters after signing a ...

Canfield senior Sabrina Mangapora talks with reporters after signing a letter-of-intent with Ball State University.


Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) puts in a layup to reach 1,000 points for his career with the Penguins
as James Madison’s Enoch Hood (1) defends during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Duquesne University’s
Palumbo Center. Eargle finished the game with 17 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots in YSU’s 69-68
loss.

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) puts in a layup to ...

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) puts in a layup to reach 1,000 points for his career with the Penguins as James Madison’s Enoch Hood (1) defends during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Duquesne ...


Howland graduate Nia Grant (7) goes up for a kill during a recent match. Grant, a sophomore, is a starter at middle hitter for Penn State. The Nittany Lions are a perennial NCAA power and are ranked No. 2 this season.

Howland graduate Nia Grant (7) goes up for a kill ...

Howland graduate Nia Grant (7) goes up for a kill during a recent match. Grant, a sophomore, is a starter at middle hitter for Penn State. The Nittany Lions are a perennial NCAA power and ...


Laura MacGregor of Girard receives a turkey from the Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard. The center
handed out nearly 400 holiday baskets Tuesday to families in Girard, McDonald and Mineral Ridge. Along with turkeys, the center offered bags full of potatoes, bread, pumpkin pie, green beans, cranberries and milk.

Laura MacGregor of Girard receives a turkey from the Emmanuel ...

Laura MacGregor of Girard receives a turkey from the Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard. The center handed out nearly 400 holiday baskets Tuesday to families in Girard, McDonald and Mineral Ridge. Along with turkeys, ...


Third- through fifth-graders at St. Nicholas School of Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers sing a variety of songs relating to giving thanks at the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Mahoning Valley Association of Churches at the Mahoning Country Club in Girard.

Third- through fifth-graders at St. Nicholas School of Christ Our ...

Third- through fifth-graders at St. Nicholas School of Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers sing a variety of songs relating to giving thanks at the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by ...


Doug Gough, men’s services client adviser from Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Austintown Rotary. Since 1893, the Rescue Mission has sheltered the homeless and fed the hungry. Shown with Rotary President-elect Mark Cole is Doug Gough receiving a certificate for a book to be donated to the Woodside Reads Project. For information or to offer aid, call the Rescue Mission at 330-744-5486 or visit 2ndChance@RescueMissionMV.org.

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Doug Gough, men’s services client adviser from Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Austintown Rotary. Since 1893, the Rescue Mission has sheltered the homeless and fed ...


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Past District Governors of area Lions Clubs who met recently at A La Cart Catering in Canfield are, in front from left, Chuck Allcorn, David Rice, Donald Martin, Verna Williams, Dwain Hawkins, Ron Clifton and Bud Jenkins. In back are, from left, Ted Filmer, Paul Metrovich, Bob Whited, Jeff Snyder, Bob Booher, Don Heldman, Governor John Woodside and Harold Ullman.

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Past District Governors of area Lions Clubs who met recently at A La Cart Catering in Canfield are, in front from left, Chuck Allcorn, David Rice, Donald Martin, Verna Williams, Dwain Hawkins, Ron Clifton and ...


Lt. Pete Lucic, left, and Maj. Harold Firster of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office stand guard in front of the county courthouse Monday afternoon. They were preparing for two men to appear for their first hearing in the Nov. 11 shooting death of Marco Dukes, 32.

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Lt. Pete Lucic, left, and Maj. Harold Firster of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office stand guard in front of the county courthouse Monday afternoon. They were preparing for two men to appear for their first ...


Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, left, as defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) converges during the first quarter of an NFL game in San Francisco on Monday. The 49ers won 32-7.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, left, as defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) converges during the first quarter of an NFL game in San Francisco on ...


Ohio State coach Urban Meyer directs his team from the sidelines during the first half of a game against Wisconsin on Saturday in Madison, Wis. Ohio State won 21-14 in overtime.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer directs his team from the ...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer directs his team from the sidelines during the first half of a game against Wisconsin on Saturday in Madison, Wis. Ohio State won 21-14 in overtime.


Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) shoots over North Dakota State’s Marshall Bjorklund (42) during the second half of Monday’s game at Duquesne University’s Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh. Eargle finished with eight points and six rebounds in Youngstown State’s 83-80 overtime loss against the Bison.

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) shoots over North Dakota State’s ...

Youngstown State’s Damian Eargle (21) shoots over North Dakota State’s Marshall Bjorklund (42) during the second half of Monday’s game at Duquesne University’s Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh. Eargle finished with eight points and six rebounds ...


Nascere Smith, 7, helps entertain parents before a Thanksgiving feast at Campbell Elementary School. Second-graders and their parents enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings Monday afternoon.

Nascere Smith, 7, helps entertain parents before a Thanksgiving feast ...

Nascere Smith, 7, helps entertain parents before a Thanksgiving feast at Campbell Elementary School. Second-graders and their parents enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings Monday afternoon.


Mahoning County Commissioner John A. McNally IV filed petitions Monday at the board of elections for the May 2013 Democratic primary in the Youngstown mayoral race.

Mahoning County Commissioner John A. McNally IV filed petitions Monday ...

Mahoning County Commissioner John A. McNally IV filed petitions Monday at the board of elections for the May 2013 Democratic primary in the Youngstown mayoral race.


State Reps. Robert Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, center, and Ronald V. Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th, right, are introducing a bill today to abolish the third Youngstown municipal judge seat. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, left, said he will support the legislation once it reaches the state Senate.

State Reps. Robert Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, center, and Ronald ...

State Reps. Robert Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, center, and Ronald V. Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th, right, are introducing a bill today to abolish the third Youngstown municipal judge seat. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, ...


Monica Mattiussi of Cardinal Mooney High School helps to sort food items to be distributed to the needy. Students packed the baskets after school Monday, and juniors and seniors will deliver the baskets to Catholic Charities today for distribution to families.

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Monica Mattiussi of Cardinal Mooney High School helps to sort food items to be distributed to the needy. Students packed the baskets after school Monday, and juniors and seniors will deliver the baskets to Catholic ...


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Connie Spin of Boardman attended an iPad story time at the Newport Branch with her daughter, Sydney, 2, and son, Jackson, 4. “They like to play on the iPad and the iPhones a lot,” she said of her children.

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Connie Spin of Boardman attended an iPad story time at the Newport Branch with her daughter, Sydney, 2, and son, Jackson, 4. “They like to play on the iPad and the iPhones a lot,” she ...


Youngstown State freshman guard Shar’Rae Davis (4) drives around Bryant’s Katie Whittington (11) during the
first half of a game Sunday at Beeghly Center. Davis scored 23 points and had five steals and four assists in
the Penguins’ 75-59 victory. The YSU women’s basketball team is off to a 3-0 start.

Youngstown State freshman guard Shar’Rae Davis (4) drives around Bryant’s ...

Youngstown State freshman guard Shar’Rae Davis (4) drives around Bryant’s Katie Whittington (11) during the first half of a game Sunday at Beeghly Center. Davis scored 23 points and had five steals and four assists ...


Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones (12) returns a punt past Pittsburgh Steelers Jason Worilds (93) on his way to a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

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Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones (12) returns a punt past Pittsburgh Steelers Jason Worilds (93) on his way to a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday in Pittsburgh.


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles as Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Billy Winn (90) gives chase during an NFL game Sunday in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won in overtime 23-20.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles as Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Billy Winn (90) gives chase during an NFL game Sunday in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won in overtime 23-20.


Bernadette Zubel of the Polish National Alliance makes a szopka at the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle craft show at the Austintown Public Library on Sunday. A szopka is a Polish Nativity scene that is handmade and decorated.

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Bernadette Zubel of the Polish National Alliance makes a szopka at the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle craft show at the Austintown Public Library on Sunday. A szopka is a Polish Nativity scene that is handmade ...


The site of a new YSU sports complex viewed from the DeBartolo Stadium Club atop Stambaugh Stadium with the soccer field/track to the right and softball field to the left.

The site of a new YSU sports complex viewed from ...

The site of a new YSU sports complex viewed from the DeBartolo Stadium Club atop Stambaugh Stadium with the soccer field/track to the right and softball field to the left.


Jack Anderson and Barbara Dean look over the new bridge and drainage area along the new path in Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks. Anderson designed the handicapped accessible path that goes through the gardens’ native woodlands display.

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Jack Anderson and Barbara Dean look over the new bridge and drainage area along the new path in Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks. Anderson designed the handicapped accessible path that goes through the ...


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ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..YCS  Ryan Grier  is stopped by  Mogadores  # 82 Kasey Beard and #92 (underneath  Matt Nolfi during  first quarter action -..YCS  vs Mogadore  at  Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..YCS Ryan Grier is stopped by Mogadores # 82 Kasey Beard and #92 (underneath Matt Nolfi during first quarter action -..YCS vs Mogadore at Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. ...


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ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..YCS  #23 Ryan Grier  is tripped up by #59   Jeremy Hugg as he tries to run around end during first quarter action.YCS  vs Mogadore  at  Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..YCS #23 Ryan Grier ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..YCS #23 Ryan Grier is tripped up by #59 Jeremy Hugg as he tries to run around end during first quarter action.YCS vs Mogadore at Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..During first quarter action YCS #18  Ryan Coyier reaches for more yards as he is brought down by Mogadore #2  Hunter Van Camp.YCS  vs Mogadore  at  Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..During first quarter action ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..During first quarter action YCS #18 Ryan Coyier reaches for more yards as he is brought down by Mogadore #2 Hunter Van Camp.YCS vs Mogadore at Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..#2 Darien Townsend tries to break up a pass  for 40+ yards to #36   Gary Strain  during second quarter action - .YCS  vs Mogadore  at  Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..#2 Darien Townsend tries ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..#2 Darien Townsend tries to break up a pass for 40+ yards to #36 Gary Strain during second quarter action - .YCS vs Mogadore at Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Mogadores #36  Gary Strain is stopped at the 4 yard line by  YCS  #2   Darien Townsend and #15 Robert Thompson..YCS  vs Mogadore  at  Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Mogadores #36 Gary Strain is stopped at the 4 yard line by YCS #2 Darien Townsend and #15 Robert Thompson..YCS vs Mogadore at Ravenna...(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


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Preparing for the Friends of the Children’s Aid Society Christmas sale Nov. 29 and 30 are, from left, Julie Anhalt, Carol Clark, Joan Foster and Liz Bolster. This fundraiser is an annual event that helps 
provide toys and clothing to the community. PHOTO BY: NICK MAYS | SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Preparing for the Friends of the Children’s Aid Society Christmas ...

Preparing for the Friends of the Children’s Aid Society Christmas sale Nov. 29 and 30 are, from left, Julie Anhalt, Carol Clark, Joan Foster and Liz Bolster. This fundraiser is an annual event that helps ...


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The Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies AOH-Golden Rose of Ireland Division recently sponsored a spaghetti dinner at St. Columba Cathedral hall to benefit the capital campaign for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mahoning County. The event raised $1,892. The check was presented at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall during a recent meeting. Pictured are, from left, Brian J. Antal, president of St. Vincent de Paul Society; James McGuiness, AOH member; Carol McGuiness, LAOH member who shows the check; and Amy May, LAOH president.

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The Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies AOH-Golden Rose of Ireland Division recently sponsored a spaghetti dinner at St. Columba Cathedral hall to benefit the capital campaign for the St. Vincent de Paul Society ...


At the recent November meeting of Rotary Club of Youngstown a Veterans Day program was conducted.
The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self” and those who have served our country have modeled this motto. They continue to serve the community through Rotary. Rotarian veterans honored for their service were from left, Bill Russell, U.S. Navy; Jim Jarvis, U.S. Army; Walter DeBald, U.S. Air Force; Frank Kishel, U.S. Army; Dr. Robert Edwards, U.S. Air Force; John Fahnert, Tom Carney and Rand Becker, U.S. Army; Dr. Milt Lenhart, U.S. Navy; and Bill Petro, U.S. Army. Absent were Reid Schmutz, Ohio National Guard, and Dr. Robert Gilliland, U.S. Marine Corps.

At the recent November meeting of Rotary Club of Youngstown ...

At the recent November meeting of Rotary Club of Youngstown a Veterans Day program was conducted. The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self” and those who have served our country have modeled this motto. ...


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MR. AND MRS. CHARLES LEPLEY

MR. AND MRS. CHARLES LEPLEY

MR. AND MRS. CHARLES LEPLEY


From left, Joe Kerola, president and CEO of P.I.&I. Motor Express, his wife, Pam Kerola, and Army Lt. Col. David P. Barlet, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in Cleveland, finalized a partnership between the trucking business and the Army on Thursday. The agreement will allow preferential hiring for veterans interested in working for the company.

From left, Joe Kerola, president and CEO of P.I.&I. Motor ...

From left, Joe Kerola, president and CEO of P.I.&I. Motor Express, his wife, Pam Kerola, and Army Lt. Col. David P. Barlet, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in Cleveland, finalized a partnership between the ...


Members of Springfield Local Class of 1952 met for its 60th class reunion July 21. Class members attending were, in front, Thelma Burkey Davidson, left, Patricia DeBrakeleer Smith, Eileen Munia Provencher, Barbara Razo Hallwood, Suzanne Shiller Hankinson, and Eleanor Biroschak Semancik; and standing, Alice Chambers Holleran, Robert Zwingler, Otis Crum, William Tabaka, Donald Winkel, Richard Best, Curt E. Brown, Karl Heaver, and Sally Lou Metzka Rodgers.

Members of Springfield Local Class of 1952 met for its ...

Members of Springfield Local Class of 1952 met for its 60th class reunion July 21. Class members attending were, in front, Thelma Burkey Davidson, left, Patricia DeBrakeleer Smith, Eileen Munia Provencher, Barbara Razo Hallwood, Suzanne ...


East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $4,000 to Deb Oberlin of Toys for Tots of Columbiana County Nov. 1 at the East Palestine Community Center. The check represents proceeds from the 14th Annual Toys for Tots Car Cruise. Approximately $3,000 worth of toys also were donated during the cruise. Pictured are some members of the Chamber of Commerce and Nostalgia Haulers Truck Club who sponsored the cruise for 13 years and who volunteered at this year’s cruise. Holding the check are Deb Oberlin and Kerri Stewart. In second row from left are Sandy Wales, Margo Zuch, Trudy Barton and Sandy Elis. In back are Don Elzer, Larry Wales, Pete Monteleone, Village Manager; John Barton and Bob Elis.

East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for ...

East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $4,000 to Deb Oberlin of Toys for Tots of Columbiana County Nov. 1 at the East Palestine Community Center. The check represents proceeds from the ...


Jeremy and his twin brother, Jimmy, above right, a wide receiver and linebacker, have been instrumental in helping the Warriors’ reach the Division IV, Region 13 final Friday against Creston Norwayne.

Jeremy and his twin brother, Jimmy, above right, a wide ...

Jeremy and his twin brother, Jimmy, above right, a wide receiver and linebacker, have been instrumental in helping the Warriors’ reach the Division IV, Region 13 final Friday against Creston Norwayne.


B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert

B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert

B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert


Christmas art and artifacts from Russia at the Sutliff Museum.

Christmas art and artifacts from Russia at the Sutliff Museum.

Christmas art and artifacts from Russia at the Sutliff Museum.


Kenny G’s holiday tour will stop by the Covelli Centre on Dec. 17.

Kenny G’s holiday tour will stop by the Covelli Centre ...

Kenny G’s holiday tour will stop by the Covelli Centre on Dec. 17.


Ursuline quarterback Chris Durkin (13) breaks through the Cuyahoga Heights’ defense during the Division 5, Region 17 semifinal in Copely. The Irish, four-time state champions, face the defending state champion Kirtland Hornets on Saturday in a matchup that everyone has been waiting for — well everyone but their coaches, that is.

Ursuline quarterback Chris Durkin (13) breaks through the Cuyahoga Heights’ ...

Ursuline quarterback Chris Durkin (13) breaks through the Cuyahoga Heights’ defense during the Division 5, Region 17 semifinal in Copely. The Irish, four-time state champions, face the defending state champion Kirtland Hornets on Saturday in ...


Kevin Hines, one of a few people who survived a suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, speaks at a suicide-prevention workshop at Antone’s Banquet Center, Boardman.

Kevin Hines, one of a few people who survived a ...

Kevin Hines, one of a few people who survived a suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, speaks at a suicide-prevention workshop at Antone’s Banquet Center, Boardman.


Ursuline High School sophomores Alexa Mollica, left, and Alyssa Lytle warn Wick Avenue drivers about the importance of yielding to pedestrians.

Ursuline High School sophomores Alexa Mollica, left, and Alyssa Lytle ...

Ursuline High School sophomores Alexa Mollica, left, and Alyssa Lytle warn Wick Avenue drivers about the importance of yielding to pedestrians.


Ken Jackson of Glenmont, Ohio, shows off the GeoVolt 2500 during a meeting of the Youngstown-Warren Inventors Association.

Ken Jackson of Glenmont, Ohio, shows off the GeoVolt 2500 ...

Ken Jackson of Glenmont, Ohio, shows off the GeoVolt 2500 during a meeting of the Youngstown-Warren Inventors Association.


The Youngstown Club in the Commerce Building downtown is closing its doors. In the club’s Grill Room during
its better days are, from left, Bob Doyle, club membership director; Richard Keyse , club president; and David
Ventresco , general manager.

The Youngstown Club in the Commerce Building downtown is closing ...

The Youngstown Club in the Commerce Building downtown is closing its doors. In the club’s Grill Room during its better days are, from left, Bob Doyle, club membership director; Richard Keyse , club president; and ...


Trumbull Senior Production Company is rehearsing for the spring show, “Almost Broadway,” scheduled for 7 p.m. June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2 at Champion High School. Company members are pictured at a recent Halloween party at producer Jason Burgermyer’s home in Cortland. For information about the group call 330-847-6888 or 330-881-4066.

Trumbull Senior Production Company is rehearsing for the spring show, ...

Trumbull Senior Production Company is rehearsing for the spring show, “Almost Broadway,” scheduled for 7 p.m. June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2 at Champion High School. Company members are pictured at a recent Halloween ...


Sara Lowry and Molly Toth of Ohio Lady Advocates, a grass roots organization that engages issues related to gender, will address the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Park Vista Gathering Room, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Toth and Lowry are co-founders of OHLA. They will discuss the dynamics of women in politics as voters and as office holders. Meetings are open to the public. For information visit www.lwvgy.org or Facebook at League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown or call 888-781-1176 or email info@lwvgy.org.

Sara Lowry and Molly Toth of Ohio Lady Advocates, a ...

Sara Lowry and Molly Toth of Ohio Lady Advocates, a grass roots organization that engages issues related to gender, will address the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in ...


Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield, between Route 46 and Lisbon Road, will sponsor a Christmas cookie walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Church members preparing for the walk are in the front row, Emmalee Wince, left, Olivia Wine, Janet Schlegel, Gail Owens, Diana Houston, Judy Proverbs, Mary and Deanna Dunaway. In the back are Christine Wince, left, Patrick Smith, Shirley Baker and Karen Hazen. Cookies will be $4.50 a dozen and can be mixed and matched. Church cookbooks will also be for sale. Proceeds will support the church and its mission work. For information call the church at 330-533-6007.

Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield, between Route ...

Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield, between Route 46 and Lisbon Road, will sponsor a Christmas cookie walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Church members preparing for the walk are ...


Joyce Thorpe

Joyce Thorpe

Joyce Thorpe


Jamaine Cook and his Youngstown State teammates may be coming off back-to-back wins — their Nov. 3 homecoming against South Dakota and last week against Western Illinois — but thanks to a four-game losing skid last month, the Penguins can do no better than fifth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference standings. To earn a playoff berth, the Penguins must defeat Indiana State on Saturday and pray that the playoff committee is really, really impressed with their season-opening win over Pitt.

Jamaine Cook and his Youngstown State teammates may be coming ...

Jamaine Cook and his Youngstown State teammates may be coming off back-to-back wins — their Nov. 3 homecoming against South Dakota and last week against Western Illinois — but thanks to a four-game losing skid ...


Brookfield running back Ryan Mosora (3) surpassed 2,000 yards rushing for the season with 145 yards in a 55-14 win over Akron Manchester in the Division IV, Region 13 semifinal Friday in Twinsburg. This Friday, the No. 1 Warriors get another shot at No. 2 Creston Norwayne Bobcats, who beat them last year in the playoff opener.

Brookfield running back Ryan Mosora (3) surpassed 2,000 yards rushing ...

Brookfield running back Ryan Mosora (3) surpassed 2,000 yards rushing for the season with 145 yards in a 55-14 win over Akron Manchester in the Division IV, Region 13 semifinal Friday in Twinsburg. This Friday, ...


Smokehouse burgers  at Guy's BBQ in Liberty.

Smokehouse burgers at Guy's BBQ in Liberty.

Smokehouse burgers at Guy's BBQ in Liberty.


Cook Steve Jackson serves up Smokehouse burgers at Guy’s BBQ in Youngstown.

Cook Steve Jackson serves up Smokehouse burgers at Guy’s BBQ ...

Cook Steve Jackson serves up Smokehouse burgers at Guy’s BBQ in Youngstown.


Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger evades Kansas City outside linebacker Justin Houston in the first
quarter of the Steelers’ 16-13 OT win Monday in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger did not escape Houston in the third quarter and suffered a shoulder injury that could sideline him for some time.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger evades Kansas City outside linebacker Justin ...

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger evades Kansas City outside linebacker Justin Houston in the first quarter of the Steelers’ 16-13 OT win Monday in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger did not escape Houston in the third quarter and suffered ...


Maddi Graham, an eighth-grader at Akiva Academy in Youngstown, shows a project book she and her classmates used during a visit last month to the Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.

Maddi Graham, an eighth-grader at Akiva Academy in Youngstown, shows ...

Maddi Graham, an eighth-grader at Akiva Academy in Youngstown, shows a project book she and her classmates used during a visit last month to the Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake ...


Hubbard Historical Society’s McBride House, 27 Hager St., will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Lucille Wilson, pictured with a life-sized nutcracker, will be on hand to show and talk about her 
collection of nutcrackers. German folklore says that nutcrackers
were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. Visitors are welcome to take cameras. McBride also will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 during the Chamber of Commerce Holidays in Hubbard trolley tour.

Hubbard Historical Society’s McBride House, 27 Hager St., will be ...

Hubbard Historical Society’s McBride House, 27 Hager St., will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Lucille Wilson, pictured with a life-sized nutcracker, will be on hand to show and talk about her collection ...


Carole J. Bopp, executive director of Hope House Visitation Center in Youngstown, shows a drawing made by a child who participates in supervised visitations at the center that serves Mahoning County.

Carole J. Bopp, executive director of Hope House Visitation Center ...

Carole J. Bopp, executive director of Hope House Visitation Center in Youngstown, shows a drawing made by a child who participates in supervised visitations at the center that serves Mahoning County.


Local boxer Alejandro “Popo” Salinas will headline the 24th annual “Thanksgiving Feast,” a 16-bout amateur
show at St. Lucy Hall in Campbell on Saturday. The event is sponsored by area boxing trainer and Southside
Boxing Club owner Jack Loew, who also trains Salinas.

Local boxer Alejandro “Popo” Salinas will headline the 24th annual ...

Local boxer Alejandro “Popo” Salinas will headline the 24th annual “Thanksgiving Feast,” a 16-bout amateur show at St. Lucy Hall in Campbell on Saturday. The event is sponsored by area boxing trainer and Southside Boxing ...


The Kansas City Chiefs’ Tamba Hali (91) assists as teammate Justin Houston (bottom of pile) sacks Pittsburgh
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the third quarter of Monday’s NFL game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger left the game with a right shoulder injury, but the Steelers went on in 16-13 in overtime.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ Tamba Hali (91) assists as teammate ...

The Kansas City Chiefs’ Tamba Hali (91) assists as teammate Justin Houston (bottom of pile) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the third quarter of Monday’s NFL game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger ...


Youngstown State guard Kendrick Perry (3) drives to the basket against Georgia’s John Florveus (32) during Monday’s NCAA basketball game in Athens, Ga. The Penguins downed the Bulldogs, 68-56, behind Perry who posted 23 points and six rebounds.

Youngstown State guard Kendrick Perry (3) drives to the basket ...

Youngstown State guard Kendrick Perry (3) drives to the basket against Georgia’s John Florveus (32) during Monday’s NCAA basketball game in Athens, Ga. The Penguins downed the Bulldogs, 68-56, behind Perry who posted 23 points ...


An Austintown schools crossing guard stops traffic on Idaho Road at Woodhurst Drive on Monday. Last week, Darcy Fletcher, another crossing guard, was struck by a vehicle on Idaho. She suffered a fractured skull and remains hospitalized.

An Austintown schools crossing guard stops traffic on Idaho Road ...

An Austintown schools crossing guard stops traffic on Idaho Road at Woodhurst Drive on Monday. Last week, Darcy Fletcher, another crossing guard, was struck by a vehicle on Idaho. She suffered a fractured skull and ...


Witmer’s Inc., 39821 Salem Unity Road, Salem, will have its annual Spread the Cheer Food Drive through Dec. 19. They will accept nonperishable food items as well as health and hygiene items. Donations may be made in the showroom during normal business hours. The goal is to fill a new 80-bushel Pequea manure spreader for Thanksgiving and again before Christmas. Shown making her donation is Carrie McKarns.

Witmer’s Inc., 39821 Salem Unity Road, Salem, will have its ...

Witmer’s Inc., 39821 Salem Unity Road, Salem, will have its annual Spread the Cheer Food Drive through Dec. 19. They will accept nonperishable food items as well as health and hygiene items. Donations may be ...


Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently presented a check for $1,500 to Youngstown S.C.O.R.E. Chapter 112, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education at Youngstown State University. Holding the check are, from left, Jeanne Watson-Antol, retail manager II, Home Savings YSU office; Steve Spencer, treasurer; Sam Roth, fundraising chairman; and Ed Stahura, chairman. S.C.O.R.E., also known as Counselors to America’s Small Business, supports the formation, growth and success of small business. The chapter has 38 volunteers and provides free confidential business counseling and workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and current small business owners. For information about S.C.O.R.E. call 330-941-2948 or visit www.youngstown.score.org.

Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently presented a check for $1,500 ...

Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently presented a check for $1,500 to Youngstown S.C.O.R.E. Chapter 112, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education at Youngstown State University. Holding the check are, from left, Jeanne Watson-Antol, retail ...



The Junior League of Youngstown honored breast-cancer survivors of the Mahoning Valley for the 18th year at its Pink Ribbon Tea recently at The Georgetown Banquet Center. Survivors shared their stories, struggles and victories. The Pink Ribbon Tea committee includes Sallie McKelvey, foreground; front row from left, Connie Knecht, Gretchen Backus, chairwoman Annette Camacci and Anna Marie Newman; and back row from left, Cindy Bennett, Paula Stefanski, Susan Berny, Rae Lackner, Sue Trebilcock and Pat Butto. Brenda M. Rider, founder of A Way With Words Foundation and a 13-year breast-cancer survivor, presented the program at this year’s event. A Way With Words is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to anyone who has been touched by cancer. ROCcK (Raising Our Commitment to Cancer Kids, a children’s choir formed by Rider, performed at the event. Generous support of members and corporate underwriters made it possible for 400 survivors to attend the event free of charge.

The Junior League of Youngstown honored breast-cancer survivors of the ...

The Junior League of Youngstown honored breast-cancer survivors of the Mahoning Valley for the 18th year at its Pink Ribbon Tea recently at The Georgetown Banquet Center. Survivors shared their stories, struggles and victories. The ...


Ronald V. Gerberry, State representative

Ronald V. Gerberry, State representative

Ronald V. Gerberry, State representative


Dawn Kabetso has opened a new photography studio in Canfield. She also has been involved in a program that gives soldiers who are getting ready to deploy or coming back from active duty the chance to have photos taken with their families for free.

Dawn Kabetso has opened a new photography studio in Canfield. ...

Dawn Kabetso has opened a new photography studio in Canfield. She also has been involved in a program that gives soldiers who are getting ready to deploy or coming back from active duty the chance ...


Col. Walter Duzzny, left, and Bill Pacak prepare to lay the wreath at the Civil War monument in downtown Youngstown during a Veterans Day observance Sunday.

Col. Walter Duzzny, left, and Bill Pacak prepare to lay ...

Col. Walter Duzzny, left, and Bill Pacak prepare to lay the wreath at the Civil War monument in downtown Youngstown during a Veterans Day observance Sunday.


George Garrett, left, demonstrates new technology to Greg Stevens at the Girard library. Local libraries are taking advantage of new technology to make information accessible to the public.

George Garrett, left, demonstrates new technology to Greg Stevens at ...

George Garrett, left, demonstrates new technology to Greg Stevens at the Girard library. Local libraries are taking advantage of new technology to make information accessible to the public.


Youngstown Christian’s Darrien Townsend (2) keeps his balance after being hit by Malvern’s Nick Mohr (1) during the second quarter of Friday night’s Division VI regional semifinal at Akron St. Vincent St. Mary High School in Akron. YCS won, 25-20.

Youngstown Christian’s Darrien Townsend (2) keeps his balance after being ...

Youngstown Christian’s Darrien Townsend (2) keeps his balance after being hit by Malvern’s Nick Mohr (1) during the second quarter of Friday night’s Division VI regional semifinal at Akron St. Vincent St. Mary High School ...


Green Bay’s Grigory Dikushin gets the puck past Phantoms goalie Sean Romeo for the Gamblers’ first goal of the game Sunday.

Green Bay’s Grigory Dikushin gets the puck past Phantoms goalie ...

Green Bay’s Grigory Dikushin gets the puck past Phantoms goalie Sean Romeo for the Gamblers’ first goal of the game Sunday.


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Members of the Eagle Joint Fire District of Hubbard visited St. Patrick School in Hubbard, where firefighters explained the importance of fire safety and demonstrated what to do in case of a fire at home or at school. Students toured the fire trucks and had the opportunity to spray water from a fire hose. Seventh-grader Julian Maiorano dressed in the turn-out gear that a firefighter would wear to a fire call. He is shown with Captain John Petro, Hubbard Fire Department.

Members of the Eagle Joint Fire District of Hubbard visited ...

Members of the Eagle Joint Fire District of Hubbard visited St. Patrick School in Hubbard, where firefighters explained the importance of fire safety and demonstrated what to do in case of a fire at home ...


Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated a check for $5,000 to Akiva Academy in Youngstown to help the school to continue offering learning programs to an ever-widening range of students. Last year 100 percent of Akiva’s third- graders scored proficient or higher on the reading and math Ohio Achievement Tests. Students at Akiva enjoyed an educational visit from Home Savings. Adults, standing from left, are Tirtza Kohan, first-grade teacher and Judaic studies coordinator at Akiva; Rachel Smith, customer service representative of Home Savings Liberty office; and Kim Gennaro, branch manager of Home Savings Liberty office.

Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated a check for $5,000 ...

Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated a check for $5,000 to Akiva Academy in Youngstown to help the school to continue offering learning programs to an ever-widening range of students. Last year 100 percent of ...


Holy Family School, Poland, conducted a mock presidential debate and election. The tradition began in 1988. Students in third through eighth grades were eligible to vote. Shown are Michael Puhalla, grade 7, casting his vote; Kieran Burke, grade 8; Ellie McDanel, grade 8; and Michelle Hanna, grade 7, placing her ballot in the box. When the votes were counted, Mitt Romney received 62 percent of the votes while Barack Obama received 38 percent.

Holy Family School, Poland, conducted a mock presidential debate and ...

Holy Family School, Poland, conducted a mock presidential debate and election. The tradition began in 1988. Students in third through eighth grades were eligible to vote. Shown are Michael Puhalla, grade 7, casting his vote; ...


As a result of an open house Sept 19 at Easter Seals Skill Development Center, 717 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, the organization received a donation of an IPad from Eric Broviak.  The center aids young adults with autism spectrum. Shown is a client using the IPad.

As a result of an open house Sept 19 at ...

As a result of an open house Sept 19 at Easter Seals Skill Development Center, 717 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, the organization received a donation of an IPad from Eric Broviak. The center aids young adults ...


The family of Elsie Sheppard recently celebrated her 95th birthday with a get-together at Holiday Inn, Boardman. She also celebrated with her Red Hat Society group, the Old Timers and her TOPS club. She also received birthday wishes from radio station 1570 AM. Seated in front is Sheppard, her son, Ken Veisz; Keaton, Ashley, Max, Lori, Kamiren and Pat Veisz; Clarissa Whippo; daughter, Carol Bovee; Harry Bovee; Donna Graham and son, Bud Graham.

The family of Elsie Sheppard recently celebrated her 95th birthday ...

The family of Elsie Sheppard recently celebrated her 95th birthday with a get-together at Holiday Inn, Boardman. She also celebrated with her Red Hat Society group, the Old Timers and her TOPS club. She also ...


THOMAS M. SHERIDAN JR. AND GABRIELLE M. LAZZERI

THOMAS M. SHERIDAN JR. AND GABRIELLE M. LAZZERI

THOMAS M. SHERIDAN JR. AND GABRIELLE M. LAZZERI


Angels of Easter Seals Holiday Brunch and Sweet Shoppe committee members, shown with copies of their cookbooks, are, seated, Lynn Sahli, left, reservations, and Joan Zarlenga, president; and standing are Jeannine Hodge and Joyce Dowell, co-chairwomen; and Cheri Raschilla, reservations. PHOTO BY: William D. Lewis | The Vindicator

Angels of Easter Seals Holiday Brunch and Sweet Shoppe committee ...

Angels of Easter Seals Holiday Brunch and Sweet Shoppe committee members, shown with copies of their cookbooks, are, seated, Lynn Sahli, left, reservations, and Joan Zarlenga, president; and standing are Jeannine Hodge and Joyce Dowell, ...



Members of Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley are serving on the event committee for the Jingle Bell Bash, Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Trees of the Valley display that will benefit the hospital. Visiting with Santa, who will be a special guest at the breakfast, are, from left, Margaret Nigro, Joann Stock, Debbie Shattuck and Kelsey Rupert.  PHOTO BY ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR

Members of Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley ...

Members of Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley are serving on the event committee for the Jingle Bell Bash, Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Trees of the Valley display that will benefit the ...


MR. AND MRS. FRANK SLOAT

MR. AND MRS. FRANK SLOAT

MR. AND MRS. FRANK SLOAT


KEVIN SIKORA AND TAMARA LESNOSKI

KEVIN SIKORA AND TAMARA LESNOSKI

KEVIN SIKORA AND TAMARA LESNOSKI


STEPHANIE MONUS AND BRANDON MIRIZIO

STEPHANIE MONUS AND BRANDON MIRIZIO

STEPHANIE MONUS AND BRANDON MIRIZIO


Amelia Filey of Youngstown holds one of two ears of corn on a 14-foot-tall cornstalk grown by her husband, Lyle, who submitted this photo. The other ear is near the top of the stalk.

Amelia Filey of Youngstown holds one of two ears of ...

Amelia Filey of Youngstown holds one of two ears of corn on a 14-foot-tall cornstalk grown by her husband, Lyle, who submitted this photo. The other ear is near the top of the stalk.


Howland cheerleaders cheered on the Tigers during last week’s game.

Howland cheerleaders cheered on the Tigers during last week’s game.

Howland cheerleaders cheered on the Tigers during last week’s game.


The Howland band plays during the Tigers’ playoff game last week.

The Howland band plays during the Tigers’ playoff game last ...

The Howland band plays during the Tigers’ playoff game last week.


Crestview fans cheered their team on to victory last week.

Crestview fans cheered their team on to victory last week.

Crestview fans cheered their team on to victory last week.


Phantoms forward Sam Anas (7) brings the puck up the ice while Dubuque’s Kyle Mckenzie defends during a recent game at the Covelli Centre.

Phantoms forward Sam Anas (7) brings the puck up the ...

Phantoms forward Sam Anas (7) brings the puck up the ice while Dubuque’s Kyle Mckenzie defends during a recent game at the Covelli Centre.


Campbell 4th Ward councilman Robert Yankle stands on Homestead Place in his ward. The street has not
been paved since the 1980s and likely will earn a spot on a list of roads that will get attention with money
from a levy voters passed Tuesday.

Campbell 4th Ward councilman Robert Yankle stands on Homestead Place ...

Campbell 4th Ward councilman Robert Yankle stands on Homestead Place in his ward. The street has not been paved since the 1980s and likely will earn a spot on a list of roads that will ...


Howard Hartzell speaks to the recipients of the 2012 Michael T. Hartzell Memorial Scholarship at a luncheon at Youngstown State University’s DeBartolo Stadium Club. He was joined Tuesday at the rostrum with his wife, Mary Kay. The scholarship is named after their son, a Youngstown police officer killed in the line of duty in April 2003.

Howard Hartzell speaks to the recipients of the 2012 Michael ...

Howard Hartzell speaks to the recipients of the 2012 Michael T. Hartzell Memorial Scholarship at a luncheon at Youngstown State University’s DeBartolo Stadium Club. He was joined Tuesday at the rostrum with his wife, Mary ...


Ralph Santos, a veteran who served four years in the Navy aboard the carrier JFK, reads a thank-you note from Victoria King, a second-grader at Stadium Drive Elementary School in Boardman. More than 100 veterans attended the event Thursday.

Ralph Santos, a veteran who served four years in the ...

Ralph Santos, a veteran who served four years in the Navy aboard the carrier JFK, reads a thank-you note from Victoria King, a second-grader at Stadium Drive Elementary School in Boardman. More than 100 veterans ...


MaryAnn Steerman holds a note expressing her frustration at the news that Valley Renaissance Healthcare
Center is discharging her and 13 others because the respiratory-care unit is being closed, a move that is
happening more often because of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement cuts.

MaryAnn Steerman holds a note expressing her frustration at the ...

MaryAnn Steerman holds a note expressing her frustration at the news that Valley Renaissance Healthcare Center is discharging her and 13 others because the respiratory-care unit is being closed, a move that is happening more ...


Youngstown State senior Brandi Brown (42) is the most experienced member of a Penguin team that has nine
newcomers. The women begin their season today at Pitt.

Youngstown State senior Brandi Brown (42) is the most experienced ...

Youngstown State senior Brandi Brown (42) is the most experienced member of a Penguin team that has nine newcomers. The women begin their season today at Pitt.


YSU junior guard Kendrick Perry (3) and senior forward Damian Eargle, bottom left, are two big reasons why
Penguin fans are so optimistic about this season. YSU begins its season on Saturday at George Washington.

YSU junior guard Kendrick Perry (3) and senior forward Damian ...

YSU junior guard Kendrick Perry (3) and senior forward Damian Eargle, bottom left, are two big reasons why Penguin fans are so optimistic about this season. YSU begins its season on Saturday at George Washington.


Alliance Family YMCA, a local, nonprofit organization, recently received a check for $5,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation. Holly Gaston, left, from Home Savings Salem office, is shown presenting the check to Dale Nissley, executive director of the YMCA. Nissley said funds will go toward the renovation of space for an adult cycling center that will accommodate up to 30 participants. For information on the Alliance Family YMCA call 330-823-1930 or visit www.ymcastark.org.

Alliance Family YMCA, a local, nonprofit organization, recently received a ...

Alliance Family YMCA, a local, nonprofit organization, recently received a check for $5,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation. Holly Gaston, left, from Home Savings Salem office, is shown presenting the check to Dale Nissley, ...


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel ...

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of her ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden against the fall leaves.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden against the fall leaves.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of her dahlias.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of her dahlias.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of her dahlias.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of cabbage plants and mums from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of cabbage ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of cabbage plants and mums from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden.


George Shedd of Hubbard sent in this photo of a some Reblooming Irises called Rosalie. The large, purple Iris reblooms in the fall after it loses its flowers in late summer.

George Shedd of Hubbard sent in this photo of a ...

George Shedd of Hubbard sent in this photo of a some Reblooming Irises called Rosalie. The large, purple Iris reblooms in the fall after it loses its flowers in late summer.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of beautiful fall mums from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of beautiful ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of beautiful fall mums from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums, cabbage plants and fall violas from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums, ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums, cabbage plants and fall violas from her garden.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel ...

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel ...

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.


Here's a photo of a Red Burning Bush sent in by Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.

Here's a photo of a Red Burning Bush sent in ...

Here's a photo of a Red Burning Bush sent in by Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo from the Sept. 29 wedding of Carly Karzmer, her daughter, and Justin Gable. They are surrounded by mums, astors and dahlias in Marsha's backyard garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo from the ...

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo from the Sept. 29 wedding of Carly Karzmer, her daughter, and Justin Gable. They are surrounded by mums, astors and dahlias in Marsha's backyard garden.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick ...

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.


Lisha Pompili Baumiller of Hubbard submitted this picture.

Lisha Pompili Baumiller of Hubbard submitted this picture.

Lisha Pompili Baumiller of Hubbard submitted this picture.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared this picture of the mums and umbrellas outside the Covelli Center during the Clinton/Biden event.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared this picture of the mums ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared this picture of the mums and umbrellas outside the Covelli Center during the Clinton/Biden event.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her ...

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill Creek Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill ...

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill Creek Park last month.


Shirley Birnesser of East Palestine sent this pictures of her mums.

Shirley Birnesser of East Palestine sent this pictures of her ...

Shirley Birnesser of East Palestine sent this pictures of her mums.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of a Burning Bush at Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of a Burning ...

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of a Burning Bush at Mill Creek Park.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick ...

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo of purple wildflowers in the woods at Berlin Center in early October. She says the bee was an added bonus.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo of purple wildflowers ...

Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo of purple wildflowers in the woods at Berlin Center in early October. She says the bee was an added bonus.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her ...

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown sent us this picture of cattails that look quite interesting against the background of fall leaves and a pond. She took it in Berlin Center.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown sent us this picture of cattails ...

Annette McCarthy of Austintown sent us this picture of cattails that look quite interesting against the background of fall leaves and a pond. She took it in Berlin Center.


Lorenzo Michael Testa (2 weeks old) and Sophia Sicilia Testa (22 months old) are enjoying a beautiful fall day.

Lorenzo Michael Testa (2 weeks old) and Sophia Sicilia Testa ...

Lorenzo Michael Testa (2 weeks old) and Sophia Sicilia Testa (22 months old) are enjoying a beautiful fall day.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill Creek Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill ...

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill Creek Park last month.


Lyle Filey of Youngstown must have quite a green thumb. Here, his wife, Amelia, stands next to a 14-foot pole bean.

Lyle Filey of Youngstown must have quite a green thumb. ...

Lyle Filey of Youngstown must have quite a green thumb. Here, his wife, Amelia, stands next to a 14-foot pole bean.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo, "Expired Sunflower," at a friend's place in Berlin Center in early October.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo, "Expired Sunflower," at ...

Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo, "Expired Sunflower," at a friend's place in Berlin Center in early October.


We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty").

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying ...

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty").


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent this picture of her kitty "Tuxedo" admiring her beautiful mums.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent this picture of her kitty ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent this picture of her kitty "Tuxedo" admiring her beautiful mums.


Michael Lacivita of Youngstown says this plant was still flourishing in his flower box on Oct 26. The name of the flower is burgundy bicolor ivy geranium "Picasso."

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown says this plant was still flourishing ...

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown says this plant was still flourishing in his flower box on Oct 26. The name of the flower is burgundy bicolor ivy geranium "Picasso."


Millie Valentino sent this adorable picture of Alexander and Vasilios, with this question: "Do you think they were hiding in the mums?"

Millie Valentino sent this adorable picture of Alexander and Vasilios, ...

Millie Valentino sent this adorable picture of Alexander and Vasilios, with this question: "Do you think they were hiding in the mums?"


We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, playing peekaboo with her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty."

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, playing ...

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, playing peekaboo with her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty."


This is the view at sunrise on the south side of Evelyn Ernst's house in Salem.

This is the view at sunrise on the south side ...

This is the view at sunrise on the south side of Evelyn Ernst's house in Salem.


Here's a closer look at a Reblooming Iris, called Rosalie, submitted by George Shedd of Hubbard.

Here's a closer look at a Reblooming Iris, called Rosalie, ...

Here's a closer look at a Reblooming Iris, called Rosalie, submitted by George Shedd of Hubbard.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.


Yogi, left, gets some training from his pal Sparky near some hardy mums. Photo sent in by Stephanie Sanders of North Jackson.

Yogi, left, gets some training from his pal Sparky near ...

Yogi, left, gets some training from his pal Sparky near some hardy mums. Photo sent in by Stephanie Sanders of North Jackson.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this ...

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.


Three-year-old Harlow looks like she's giving a great big hug to these mums. She's the daughter of Jerret and Erin Kolesar of Boardman.

Three-year-old Harlow looks like she's giving a great big hug ...

Three-year-old Harlow looks like she's giving a great big hug to these mums. She's the daughter of Jerret and Erin Kolesar of Boardman.


We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britt").

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying ...

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britt").


The residents of Girard Manor in Girard planted these beautiful flowers. Photo sent in by Grace Leash of Girard Manor.

The residents of Girard Manor in Girard planted these beautiful ...

The residents of Girard Manor in Girard planted these beautiful flowers. Photo sent in by Grace Leash of Girard Manor.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel ...

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Billy Ray submitted this photo.

Billy Ray submitted this photo.

Billy Ray submitted this photo.


Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.


Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.


Connie Bostardi of Hubbard snapped this photo of Snickers sunning herself next to the mums.

Connie Bostardi of Hubbard snapped this photo of Snickers sunning ...

Connie Bostardi of Hubbard snapped this photo of Snickers sunning herself next to the mums.


Joyce Howard of Boardman took this picture of a floral bouquet of starfires and other fall flowers that was sent to her by son and his wife, both in the Air Force in Texas, when she had surgery recently.

Joyce Howard of Boardman took this picture of a floral ...

Joyce Howard of Boardman took this picture of a floral bouquet of starfires and other fall flowers that was sent to her by son and his wife, both in the Air Force in Texas, when ...


Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of a brilliantly colored mum that was taken in early October at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

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

Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of a brilliantly colored mum that was taken in early October at Fellows Riverside Gardens.


Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.


If mum's the word, then this is one huge word! Tevis DiMascio of Boardman sent in this photo, explaining that this abundance of mums started as a single 4-inch potted mum that was planted 22 years ago. Today, it measures 7 feet by 9 feet of blooming beauties.

If mum's the word, then this is one huge word! ...

If mum's the word, then this is one huge word! Tevis DiMascio of Boardman sent in this photo, explaining that this abundance of mums started as a single 4-inch potted mum that was planted 22 ...


Jeremy Quinlan of Brookfield intercepts Edgewood's pass during Friday's first round playoff game.

Jeremy Quinlan of Brookfield intercepts Edgewood's pass during Friday's first ...

Jeremy Quinlan of Brookfield intercepts Edgewood's pass during Friday's first round playoff game.


Three months ago, Sherron Walls (2) and his Liberty teammates had a new coach and were on an 18-game losing
streak. Nobody was thinking about freezing through practice in the second round of playoffs. After winning their
first playoff game since 2005 last weekend, the Leopards’ rags-to-riches story continues with a meeting with state champs Creston Norwayne in the Division IV, Region 13 regional semifinal at Uniontown Lake High School.

Three months ago, Sherron Walls (2) and his Liberty teammates ...

Three months ago, Sherron Walls (2) and his Liberty teammates had a new coach and were on an 18-game losing streak. Nobody was thinking about freezing through practice in the second round of playoffs. After ...


Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell and the Golden Flashes are having their best season in more than 40 years. At 8-1, they are bowl eligible and knocking on the door of the AP’s Top 25.

Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell and the Golden Flashes ...

Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell and the Golden Flashes are having their best season in more than 40 years. At 8-1, they are bowl eligible and knocking on the door of the AP’s Top ...


Crestview’s offense is spearheaded by senior Nick Blower (19), who has rushed for 1,928 yards, averaging 11.8 yards per carry while scoring 24 touchdowns. Blower is anxious to see how he and his teammates match up against Kirtland, their opponent in Saturday’s Division V, Region 17 semifinal, who many view as the odds-on favorite to win another state crown.

Crestview’s offense is spearheaded by senior Nick Blower (19), who ...

Crestview’s offense is spearheaded by senior Nick Blower (19), who has rushed for 1,928 yards, averaging 11.8 yards per carry while scoring 24 touchdowns. Blower is anxious to see how he and his teammates match ...


Intermediate ballet students in the Visual and Performing Arts program at Chaney perform to music from “Star Wars” on Wednesday afternoon during Dance by Design.

Intermediate ballet students in the Visual and Performing Arts program ...

Intermediate ballet students in the Visual and Performing Arts program at Chaney perform to music from “Star Wars” on Wednesday afternoon during Dance by Design.


Motivational speaker Kyle Maynard, 26, addressed students from six school districts Wednesday during assemblies at South Range and Salem schools.

Motivational speaker Kyle Maynard, 26, addressed students from six school ...

Motivational speaker Kyle Maynard, 26, addressed students from six school districts Wednesday during assemblies at South Range and Salem schools.


President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party in Chicago.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with ...

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party in Chicago.


Ryan Mosora Rushes for another touchdown during Friday nights playoff game against Edgewood

Ryan Mosora Rushes for another touchdown during Friday nights playoff ...

Ryan Mosora Rushes for another touchdown during Friday nights playoff game against Edgewood


Poland senior cheerleaders vs. Marlington

Poland senior cheerleaders vs. Marlington

Poland senior cheerleaders vs. Marlington


Poland Seminary cheerleaders and our Bulldog mascot are all smiles after their win against Marlington

Poland Seminary cheerleaders and our Bulldog mascot are all smiles ...

Poland Seminary cheerleaders and our Bulldog mascot are all smiles after their win against Marlington


Poland Seminary varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders pose before the performance at "The Q"

Poland Seminary varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders pose before the ...

Poland Seminary varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders pose before the performance at "The Q"


Poland Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders await their turn on the floor at a recent Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game

Poland Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders await their turn on ...

Poland Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders await their turn on the floor at a recent Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game


Fans lined the streets of Hubbard to watch as the Safety Forces of Hubbard escorted them through town on their way to their playoff game in Niles.

Fans lined the streets of Hubbard to watch as the ...

Fans lined the streets of Hubbard to watch as the Safety Forces of Hubbard escorted them through town on their way to their playoff game in Niles.


Hubbard's Boys of Fall after their victory Saturday night against Niles!

Hubbard's Boys of Fall after their victory Saturday night against ...

Hubbard's Boys of Fall after their victory Saturday night against Niles!


Hubbard's football team was escorted through Hubbard Saturday afternoon by Hubbard City Police Dept, Hubbard Township Police Department and Hubbard's Joint Fire District on their way to play Niles in the Div. 3 Regional 9 playoff game. Thanks safety forces!

Hubbard's football team was escorted through Hubbard Saturday afternoon by ...

Hubbard's football team was escorted through Hubbard Saturday afternoon by Hubbard City Police Dept, Hubbard Township Police Department and Hubbard's Joint Fire District on their way to play Niles in the Div. 3 Regional 9 ...


Hubbard Students wait after Saturday's victory over Niles to congratulate the Football team with their win!

Hubbard Students wait after Saturday's victory over Niles to congratulate ...

Hubbard Students wait after Saturday's victory over Niles to congratulate the Football team with their win!


Vinny Brunner takes his first trip to an away game.  Vinny has been a long time #1 fan of Hubbard Football but has never been to an away game, well Hubbard's transportation department made that all possible for Saturday's game against Niles.  Vinny was able to witness the victory Hubbard provided Saturday night.

Vinny Brunner takes his first trip to an away game. ...

Vinny Brunner takes his first trip to an away game. Vinny has been a long time #1 fan of Hubbard Football but has never been to an away game, well Hubbard's transportation department made that ...


Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, its 10th anniversary recently. Residents, families, staff and guests enjoyed music, wine, appetizers and dessert. Participating in the festivities are, from left, Mary Burkey, Bob Buerkle and Sandy Havlin.

Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, its 10th ...

Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, its 10th anniversary recently. Residents, families, staff and guests enjoyed music, wine, appetizers and dessert. Participating in the festivities are, from left, Mary Burkey, Bob Buerkle and ...


Youngstown Business Incubator, a charitable, nonprofit organization, recently was presented with a check for $10,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundations in support of its entrepreneurial support and development services. Holding the oversized check are. from left, Betty Jo Licata, Dean of Williamson College of Business at Youngstown State University; Trish Mohan, branch manager of Home Savings main office; and Barbara L. Ewing, chief operating officer of Youngstown Business Incubator. Located in downtown Youngstown, the incubator facilitates the creation of high-value businesses through collaborative partnerships that promote innovative technologies.

Youngstown Business Incubator, a charitable, nonprofit organization, recently was presented ...

Youngstown Business Incubator, a charitable, nonprofit organization, recently was presented with a check for $10,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundations in support of its entrepreneurial support and development services. Holding the oversized check are. ...


Members of Austintown Kiwanis recently had their annual picnic at Austintown Kiwanis Club Pavilion, built in the 1950s, in Austintown Township Park. Those who attended are, in front from left, Barb Kliner; Caryl Kloss; Karen Schnurrenberger; Mary Ann Herschel, president; Jennifer Kurish; and guest Chuck Whitman. In back are Bob Kloss, treasurer; Carole Powers, secretary; Dave Schnurrenberger; Mike Kurish; and Todd Shaffer, park superintendent. The club meets every Wednesday at noon at Austintown Community Church and guests are welcome for lunch. For information about what the club does in the community call 330-793-3087.

Members of Austintown Kiwanis recently had their annual picnic at ...

Members of Austintown Kiwanis recently had their annual picnic at Austintown Kiwanis Club Pavilion, built in the 1950s, in Austintown Township Park. Those who attended are, in front from left, Barb Kliner; Caryl Kloss; Karen ...


President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday night in Chicago after defeating Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with ...

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday night in Chicago after defeating Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. ...


Brookfield’s Ryan Mosora (3) tries to break away from Edgewood defender Anthony Monda during the first quarter of the Division IV, Region 13 quarterfi nal at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard. Mosora has scored 156 points for the Warriors, who are preparing for the next round of playoff s this Friday against Akron Manchester.

Brookfield’s Ryan Mosora (3) tries to break away from Edgewood ...

Brookfield’s Ryan Mosora (3) tries to break away from Edgewood defender Anthony Monda during the first quarter of the Division IV, Region 13 quarterfi nal at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard. Mosora has scored 156 points ...


Republican campaign worker Marilyn Droney of Youngstown waits for results at Mahoning County GOP headquarters in Boardman, as results turned in President Barack Obama’s favor for a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in Ohio and other key states.

Republican campaign worker Marilyn Droney of Youngstown waits for results ...

Republican campaign worker Marilyn Droney of Youngstown waits for results at Mahoning County GOP headquarters in Boardman, as results turned in President Barack Obama’s favor for a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in Ohio ...


Youngstown Christian running back Ryan Grier (23) becomes an animal once he straps on his black Eagles
helmet, fastens the chin strap and hits the field. Greir has racked up 14 rushing TDs and 1,315 rushing yards for Eagles, who face Malvern on Friday in the Division VI, Region 21 semifinal at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Green Stadium.

Youngstown Christian running back Ryan Grier (23) becomes an animal ...

Youngstown Christian running back Ryan Grier (23) becomes an animal once he straps on his black Eagles helmet, fastens the chin strap and hits the field. Greir has racked up 14 rushing TDs and 1,315 ...


When choosing a wine to pair with poultry, a mellow Pinot Noir or Merlot is the way to go. Also, turkey goes great with a sweet Riesling.

When choosing a wine to pair with poultry, a mellow ...

When choosing a wine to pair with poultry, a mellow Pinot Noir or Merlot is the way to go. Also, turkey goes great with a sweet Riesling.


President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term.

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former ...

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term.


Youngstown State’s senior guard Lamar Mady (55) watches as teammate Jamaine Cook finishes off a run during Saturday’s win over South Dakota. Mady believes the Penguins have a good chance of making the playoff s if they finish 7-4.

Youngstown State’s senior guard Lamar Mady (55) watches as teammate ...

Youngstown State’s senior guard Lamar Mady (55) watches as teammate Jamaine Cook finishes off a run during Saturday’s win over South Dakota. Mady believes the Penguins have a good chance of making the playoff s ...


The fifth- and sixth-grade girls of Holy Family School, Poland, who are members of Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), joined together recently to collect gently used backpacks for Easter Seals preschool students and gently used clothing for Struthers First Ward Block Watch Committee. Standing, from left, are Braiden Forsyth, Madelyn Filisky, Audra Pesko, Quinn Barton, Aubrey McClellan, Ashley Angiolelli and Ashley Thompson, and sitting are Nicole Rotunno, Eve Cardello, Isabella Beato, Margaret Faur, Emily Testa, Mya Blanco, Mariah Farragher and Alyssa Masternick.

The fifth- and sixth-grade girls of Holy Family School, Poland, ...

The fifth- and sixth-grade girls of Holy Family School, Poland, who are members of Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), joined together recently to collect gently used backpacks for Easter Seals preschool students and gently used ...


Crestview’s Josh McDade (53) sets a block for Collin Gilbert (9) during Saturday’s Region 17 matchup against St. Thomas Aquinas at Crestview High School.

Crestview’s Josh McDade (53) sets a block for Collin Gilbert ...

Crestview’s Josh McDade (53) sets a block for Collin Gilbert (9) during Saturday’s Region 17 matchup against St. Thomas Aquinas at Crestview High School.


President Barack Obama is joined by musicians Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen during an election eve rally Monday in Columbus. More than 15,000 people turned out for the event.

President Barack Obama is joined by musicians Jay-Z and Bruce ...

President Barack Obama is joined by musicians Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen during an election eve rally Monday in Columbus. More than 15,000 people turned out for the event.


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Neighborhood Ministries recently received a check for $2,000 from Home Savings Charitable Foundation. Mindy Wiesensee, left, AVP branch manager of McCartney Road Home Savings, is shown presenting the oversized check to Mark Samuel, executive director of Neighborhood Ministries. The funds will be used to support programs and services to low-income families and their children. For information about Neighborhood Ministries, call 330-755-8696 or email mark_samuel@ohionm.org.

Neighborhood Ministries recently received a check for $2,000 from Home ...

Neighborhood Ministries recently received a check for $2,000 from Home Savings Charitable Foundation. Mindy Wiesensee, left, AVP branch manager of McCartney Road Home Savings, is shown presenting the oversized check to Mark Samuel, executive director ...


Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield, was the location of the Sept. 25 meeting of three Red Hat groups. Queens Judy Hoffman, left, Paula DeMatteo and Barb Tidwell, with their club members enjoyed the food and camaraderie. Queen Paula with the Peppy Purple Red Hats from Hermitage, Pa., hosted the tea party while Queen Barb with the Border Queens  from Masury and Queen Judy with the Roses of Sharon from Sharon, Pa., enjoyed the festivities. They exchanged ideas for future adventures and played games using red elephant gifts. A door prize was awarded.

Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield, ...

Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield, was the location of the Sept. 25 meeting of three Red Hat groups. Queens Judy Hoffman, left, Paula DeMatteo and Barb Tidwell, with their club ...


Members of the Youngstown Lions Club, from left, Bill Ruggles, Diane Hardenbrook, George Kolesar, Bryan Hughes, Ed Brant, Roy Reese, Nancy Cuffle and Don Mathews, are busy collecting eyeglasses for those in need. The club will give the glasses to Uniontown Lion Recycling Center, where they are checked to make sure they can be recycled. The glasses are sent overseas with eye doctors to underdeveloped countries. To donate your used eyeglasses, drop them off at the following locations: Howard Hanna Real Estate, Poland and Canfield offices; libraries; Youngstown City Hall; Wickliffe Presbyterian Church; Eye Care Associates, downtown; Easter Seals; Dr. James Ellashek’s office in Canfield and Park Vista in Youngstown. Drop boxes are available for hospitals, schools, churches and places of business; contact the Youngstown Lions Club.

Members of the Youngstown Lions Club, from left, Bill Ruggles, ...

Members of the Youngstown Lions Club, from left, Bill Ruggles, Diane Hardenbrook, George Kolesar, Bryan Hughes, Ed Brant, Roy Reese, Nancy Cuffle and Don Mathews, are busy collecting eyeglasses for those in need. The club ...


Bree Quesenberry, far right, recently welcomed, from left to right, Margaret Pitts, Samantha Fricker, and Donna and Phyllis Galose as new members of Girard Junior Women. Junior Women is a nonprofit group dedicated to serving the community. They sponsor fundraisers of bazaars and trunk sales. Meetings are at local restaurants. The next meeting is Oct. 11. Dues are $6 per year. New members are welcome and should contact Quesenberry or any member. There also is a message box on Facebook listed as Girard Junior Women.

Bree Quesenberry, far right, recently welcomed, from left to right, ...

Bree Quesenberry, far right, recently welcomed, from left to right, Margaret Pitts, Samantha Fricker, and Donna and Phyllis Galose as new members of Girard Junior Women. Junior Women is a nonprofit group dedicated to serving ...


Boardman Lions Club recently made a $500 donation to the Boardman Center Middle School PANDA organization. From left to right are Terry Shears, Boardman Lions president; Mindy DePietro, Boardman Center Middle School counselor; Beth Bonish, PANDA coordinator; Bobby Morren and Madeline Kvasnasky, eighth-grade PANDA leaders; and Kris Dailey, Boardman Lions board member. PANDA, which stands for Prevent and Neutralize Drug and Alcohol Abuse, is no longer funded through the state. It is a program of Meridian Community Care that encourages responsible decisions about bullying, depression, violence, self-esteem and other issues and it meets every other Wednesday at the school.

Boardman Lions Club recently made a $500 donation to the ...

Boardman Lions Club recently made a $500 donation to the Boardman Center Middle School PANDA organization. From left to right are Terry Shears, Boardman Lions president; Mindy DePietro, Boardman Center Middle School counselor; Beth Bonish, ...


QUINN E. FREASE AND BRENT G. CROSS

QUINN E. FREASE AND BRENT G. CROSS

QUINN E. FREASE AND BRENT G. CROSS


KELLY ZUNIC AND JASON SMITH

KELLY ZUNIC AND JASON SMITH

KELLY ZUNIC AND JASON SMITH


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Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) is tackled by Giants strong safety Stevie Brown (27) during Sunday’s NFL game in East Rutherford, N.J. Redman rushed for 147 yards and scored the touchdown that gave Pittsburgh the 24-20 win over New York.

Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) is tackled by Giants ...

Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) is tackled by Giants strong safety Stevie Brown (27) during Sunday’s NFL game in East Rutherford, N.J. Redman rushed for 147 yards and scored the touchdown that gave Pittsburgh ...


Jimmie Johnson is all smiles in Victory Row following Sunday’s win at Texas Motor Speedway. It was the second victory in a row for Johnson, who is the Sprint Cup points leader with two races to go.

Jimmie Johnson is all smiles in Victory Row following Sunday’s ...

Jimmie Johnson is all smiles in Victory Row following Sunday’s win at Texas Motor Speedway. It was the second victory in a row for Johnson, who is the Sprint Cup points leader with two races ...


Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) beats Cleveland Browns safety Usama Young to the goal line on a 19-yard touchdown catch with 4:26 left to play in Sunday’s NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Baltimore won its 10th straight game over Cleveland — its 11th in a row inside the AFC North — with a 25-15
comeback win over the Browns.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) beats Cleveland Browns ...

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) beats Cleveland Browns safety Usama Young to the goal line on a 19-yard touchdown catch with 4:26 left to play in Sunday’s NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. ...


John Boehner chats with Virginia Whitacre of Warren after his speech in Niles on Sunday.

John Boehner chats with Virginia Whitacre of Warren after his ...

John Boehner chats with Virginia Whitacre of Warren after his speech in Niles on Sunday.


Community members honored their loved ones who sacrificed their lives to the Vietnam War at the 21st annual Laying of the Roses ceremony in downtown Youngstown on Sunday. Above, Kathy Rose and Clint Ray of Austintown honor their loved one, Charles Brown Jr., at the war memorial on Central Square.

Community members honored their loved ones who sacrificed their lives ...

Community members honored their loved ones who sacrificed their lives to the Vietnam War at the 21st annual Laying of the Roses ceremony in downtown Youngstown on Sunday. Above, Kathy Rose and Clint Ray of ...


Brookfield Warriors cheer squad during their victory in the first round of playoffs over Ashtabula Edgewood

Brookfield Warriors cheer squad during their victory in the first ...

Brookfield Warriors cheer squad during their victory in the first round of playoffs over Ashtabula Edgewood


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           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..YCS  #23   Ryan Grier -- makes a cut  with #10  Emmett Underwood  blockin on his way to a first dow -First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #23 Ryan Grier -- ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #23 Ryan Grier -- makes a cut with #10 Emmett Underwood blockin on his way to a first dow -First round of playoffs as Warren JFK matched up with ...


           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #4   Paris Bennett  breaks thru the line and heads for  a short gain in first quarter action at Mollenkopf ..First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #4 Paris Bennett breaks ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #4 Paris Bennett breaks thru the line and heads for a short gain in first quarter action at Mollenkopf ..First round of playoffs as Warren JFK matched up with ...


           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #16 Robert Seger reaches in  a crowd of YCS defenders  #15  Robert Thompson and #8 Johnathan Staples   the ball was knocked loose... on the way down second quarte action----First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #16 Robert Seger reaches ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #16 Robert Seger reaches in a crowd of YCS defenders #15 Robert Thompson and #8 Johnathan Staples the ball was knocked loose... on the way down second quarte action----First ...


           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #23  goes in for a score duing first half action -  as YCS  #2    Darien Townsend and #17  KaeVon Green  tries to bring him down -  First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #23 goes in for ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #23 goes in for a score duing first half action - as YCS #2 Darien Townsend and #17 KaeVon Green tries to bring him down - First round of ...


           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..jfk# 21  as YCS #23  Ryan Grier gives chase   gets blocked by  number 72 for JFK = First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..jfk# 21 as YCS #23 ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..jfk# 21 as YCS #23 Ryan Grier gives chase gets blocked by number 72 for JFK = First round of playoffs as Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at ...


           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #16 Robert Seger tries to stop YCS  #81  Nick Gonda as he leaps into the air to get the second touchdown for YCS of the night ..First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #16 Robert Seger tries ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..JFK #16 Robert Seger tries to stop YCS #81 Nick Gonda as he leaps into the air to get the second touchdown for YCS of the night ..First round of ...


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           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..First round of playoffs as ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..First round of playoffs as Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..


           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..YCS  #2  Darien Townsend - pulls in  a run as JFK #10  Dominic Naples -  gives chase -.First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #2 Darien Townsend - ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #2 Darien Townsend - pulls in a run as JFK #10 Dominic Naples - gives chase -.First round of playoffs as Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at ...


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           ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..YCS  #23 Ryan Grier  makes a cut on JFK's 21 ???...First round of playoffs as  Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #23 Ryan Grier makes ...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..YCS #23 Ryan Grier makes a cut on JFK's 21 ???...First round of playoffs as Warren JFK matched up with Youngstown Christian at Mollenkopf in Warren... - -30-..


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NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR The Brookfield defense led by (2) Derek Sulick (50) David Jamieson (75) Gary Hiner and (22) Jimmy Quinlan stop the Edgewood ball carrier for no gain in the first quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 Girard, Ohio

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR The Brookfield defense led by ...

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR The Brookfield defense led by (2) Derek Sulick (50) David Jamieson (75) Gary Hiner and (22) Jimmy Quinlan stop the Edgewood ball carrier for no gain in the first quarter ...


NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (10) Riis Smith picks off a pass intended for (6) Don McFarland of Brookfield in the second quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 Girard, Ohio

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (10) Riis Smith picks off ...

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (10) Riis Smith picks off a pass intended for (6) Don McFarland of Brookfield in the second quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 Girard, ...


NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (3) Ryan Mosora of Brookfield stiff arms (2) Jacob Cardona of Edgewood after a nice gain in the second quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 Girard, Ohio

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (3) Ryan Mosora of Brookfield ...

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (3) Ryan Mosora of Brookfield stiff arms (2) Jacob Cardona of Edgewood after a nice gain in the second quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield ...


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NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (3) Ryan Mosora of Brookfield tries to break away from (36) Anthony Monda  of Edgewood in the first quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 Girard, Ohio

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (3) Ryan Mosora of Brookfield ...

NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (3) Ryan Mosora of Brookfield tries to break away from (36) Anthony Monda of Edgewood in the first quarter of thier game Friday night in Girard. ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 ...


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NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR ashtabula vs brookfield 11022012 Girard, Ohio

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The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance received a Prestige Award from the
National Alliance AMA Alliance for its Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley Hospital 
Garden of Hope Project, for which it raised $22,500 through its annual fashion show. The award for Health Awareness Promotion/Fundraising was presented at the Ohio State Medical Association fall meeting Sept. 14 at the Lake Club in Poland. Sarah Sanders, 
treasurer from the National Alliance, presented the award to Carol Sankovic, Ohio State Medical Alliance president, and Mahoning County past presidents, Cassie Calderon and Paula Jakubek. Featured with the award are Carol Sankovic, left, Paula Jakubek, Cassie Calderon and Sarah Sanders.

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance received a Prestige Award ...

The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance received a Prestige Award from the National Alliance AMA Alliance for its Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley Hospital Garden of Hope Project, for which it raised $22,500 through its annual ...


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WALTON GOULDIN AND KATLIN E. MCDERMOTT

WALTON GOULDIN AND KATLIN E. MCDERMOTT

WALTON GOULDIN AND KATLIN E. MCDERMOTT


MR. AND MRS. JOHN KELTY

MR. AND MRS. JOHN KELTY

MR. AND MRS. JOHN KELTY


ASHLEY LINNELLI AND DR. MATTHEW MCCLURE

ASHLEY LINNELLI AND DR. MATTHEW MCCLURE

ASHLEY LINNELLI AND DR. MATTHEW MCCLURE


MATTHEW MYERS AND KRISTIN CIMINERO

MATTHEW MYERS AND KRISTIN CIMINERO

MATTHEW MYERS AND KRISTIN CIMINERO


PHIL BROWN AND ERIN FENING

PHIL BROWN AND ERIN FENING

PHIL BROWN AND ERIN FENING


Among the committee members for the 42nd Annual American Fine Arts and Crafts Show, “An American Holiday,” at the Butler Institute of American Art are, from left, Audrey Korenic, John MacIntosh, Rick Shale and Cynthia Perantoni Anderson, chairwoman.

Among the committee members for the 42nd Annual American Fine ...

Among the committee members for the 42nd Annual American Fine Arts and Crafts Show, “An American Holiday,” at the Butler Institute of American Art are, from left, Audrey Korenic, John MacIntosh, Rick Shale and Cynthia ...


JOANNA LIBERATO AND JASON MOORE

JOANNA LIBERATO AND JASON MOORE

JOANNA LIBERATO AND JASON MOORE


Williams

Williams

Williams


Nelson

Nelson

Nelson


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South Range middle hitter Caitlyn Adams (19) blocks a shot by Orville’s Rylee Scott (9) during the Division III regional volleyball semifinal Thursday at Barberton High School. The Raiders fell to the Red Riders, 3-1.

South Range middle hitter Caitlyn Adams (19) blocks a shot ...

South Range middle hitter Caitlyn Adams (19) blocks a shot by Orville’s Rylee Scott (9) during the Division III regional volleyball semifinal Thursday at Barberton High School. The Raiders fell to the Red Riders, 3-1.


Senior McKinsie Klim of Poland crosses the finish in first place during the girls’ race at the Billy Goat Invitational at Woodland Park in McDonald. Klim and her Bulldog teammates head to Columbus this weekend for the state cross country meet.

Senior McKinsie Klim of Poland crosses the finish in first ...

Senior McKinsie Klim of Poland crosses the finish in first place during the girls’ race at the Billy Goat Invitational at Woodland Park in McDonald. Klim and her Bulldog teammates head to Columbus this weekend ...


Canfield’s Bailey Fischer (20) slides into the kick against Hathaway Brown defender Veronica Guastella (19) during
the first half the Division II regional soccer semifinal Thursday at Ravenna High School. Fischer scored during regulation play to send the game into overtime, then teammate Paige Bidinotto scored to give the Cardinals a 2-1 win.

Canfield’s Bailey Fischer (20) slides into the kick against Hathaway ...

Canfield’s Bailey Fischer (20) slides into the kick against Hathaway Brown defender Veronica Guastella (19) during the first half the Division II regional soccer semifinal Thursday at Ravenna High School. Fischer scored during regulation play ...


A group of Valley pastors is promoting a nonpartisan, ecumenical gathering on Election Day. From left are Bradley Pace of St. John’s Episcopal in Youngstown, Julianne Smith of Prince of Peace in Poland, Duane Jesse of Zion Lutheran in Youngstown and Bill Wessner of New Life in Liberty.

A group of Valley pastors is promoting a nonpartisan, ecumenical ...

A group of Valley pastors is promoting a nonpartisan, ecumenical gathering on Election Day. From left are Bradley Pace of St. John’s Episcopal in Youngstown, Julianne Smith of Prince of Peace in Poland, Duane Jesse ...


Bill Sheldon, an Austintown schools custodian for 18 years, hugs Lynn Kirk Elementary students who created songs, books and poems for him. Sheldon, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in August, is undergoing chemotherapy and will start working at Fitch High because of a lowered immune system.

Bill Sheldon, an Austintown schools custodian for 18 years, hugs ...

Bill Sheldon, an Austintown schools custodian for 18 years, hugs Lynn Kirk Elementary students who created songs, books and poems for him. Sheldon, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in August, is undergoing chemotherapy and will ...


Kristyn Mistovich and James Woodward

Kristyn Mistovich and James Woodward

Kristyn Mistovich and James Woodward


Stephanie Gilida and Matthew White

Stephanie Gilida and Matthew White

Stephanie Gilida and Matthew White


Among those involved in planning the Awesome Aussie luncheon that will benefit Hospice of the Valley are, from left, Liz McGarry, director of development of Hospice of the Valley; Mike Case, WFMJ-TV 21; and Jim Farrell, proprietor of The Outback Steakhouse, Boardman.

Among those involved in planning the Awesome Aussie luncheon that ...

Among those involved in planning the Awesome Aussie luncheon that will benefit Hospice of the Valley are, from left, Liz McGarry, director of development of Hospice of the Valley; Mike Case, WFMJ-TV 21; and Jim ...


Jamie L. Rivello and Daniel A. Monico

Jamie L. Rivello and Daniel A. Monico

Jamie L. Rivello and Daniel A. Monico


Stefanie LuBonovic and Jason Hazen

Stefanie LuBonovic and Jason Hazen

Stefanie LuBonovic and Jason Hazen


Krista Ronci and Joseph Dombroski

Krista Ronci and Joseph Dombroski

Krista Ronci and Joseph Dombroski


McKenzie Crowell and Steve Cross

McKenzie Crowell and Steve Cross

McKenzie Crowell and Steve Cross


Megan Sponcil and Christopher Kline

Megan Sponcil and Christopher Kline

Megan Sponcil and Christopher Kline


Danielle DeMarco and Adam Meek

Danielle DeMarco and Adam Meek

Danielle DeMarco and Adam Meek


Miles

Miles

Miles


Vuletich

Vuletich

Vuletich


Goist

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Koenne

Koenne

Koenne


Duran

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Guthridge

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Guthridge


Kneisley

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Dubiel

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Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora prepares to spike the ball during the Division II regional volleyball semifinal against Tallmadge on Wednesday at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The Cardinals defeated the Blue Devils, 3-1, to advance to Saturday’s regional final against Cleveland Heights Beaumont.

Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora prepares to spike the ball during the ...

Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora prepares to spike the ball during the Division II regional volleyball semifinal against Tallmadge on Wednesday at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The Cardinals defeated the Blue Devils, 3-1, to advance to Saturday’s ...


Addison Fonderlin, a second-grader at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield, works on building the tallest plastic-cup tower. Addison and her class participated Thursday in STEM Week at the school for the second year in a row, which consists of science, technology, engineering and math experiments for students to test.

Addison Fonderlin, a second-grader at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield, works ...

Addison Fonderlin, a second-grader at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield, works on building the tallest plastic-cup tower. Addison and her class participated Thursday in STEM Week at the school for the second year in a row, ...


Children, dressed up for Halloween, laugh at the Black Knights Police Association’s party at Youngstown’s Wick Park Pavilion on Wednesday. About 100 kids attended.

Children, dressed up for Halloween, laugh at the Black Knights ...

Children, dressed up for Halloween, laugh at the Black Knights Police Association’s party at Youngstown’s Wick Park Pavilion on Wednesday. About 100 kids attended.


Jackson Milton’s Rachael Obradovich (3) spikes the ball against Kidron Central Christian defender Natalie Swift (1) during the fourth game of Wednesday’s Division IV regional volleyball semifinal at Solon High School. The Bluejays fell to the Comets, 3-1.

Jackson Milton’s Rachael Obradovich (3) spikes the ball against Kidron ...

Jackson Milton’s Rachael Obradovich (3) spikes the ball against Kidron Central Christian defender Natalie Swift (1) during the fourth game of Wednesday’s Division IV regional volleyball semifinal at Solon High School. The Bluejays fell to ...