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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; ...


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 ...


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 ...



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 ...


KEVIN SIKORA AND TAMARA LESNOSKI

KEVIN SIKORA AND TAMARA LESNOSKI

KEVIN SIKORA AND TAMARA LESNOSKI


THOMAS M. SHERIDAN JR. AND GABRIELLE M. LAZZERI

THOMAS M. SHERIDAN JR. AND GABRIELLE M. LAZZERI

THOMAS M. SHERIDAN JR. AND GABRIELLE M. LAZZERI


STEPHANIE MONUS AND BRANDON MIRIZIO

STEPHANIE MONUS AND BRANDON MIRIZIO

STEPHANIE MONUS AND BRANDON MIRIZIO


MR. AND MRS. FRANK SLOAT

MR. AND MRS. FRANK SLOAT

MR. AND MRS. FRANK SLOAT


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, ...


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.


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.


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 ...