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The Greater Youngstown Italian Festival beauty pageant took place Aug. 2 downtown Youngstown. From left are Marisa Sergi, first runner-up; Michelle Rucci, second runner-up; and Alana Lesnansky, Miss Italian Youngstown 2013.
Added: Fri, August 2, 2013
If you want to cover an area in your woodland or yard quickly with a plant that has character and blooms, the hosta is your choice. They are hardy perennial plants grown primarily for foliage. The 8,000-plus varieties registered today trace their heritage to Japan, Korea and China.
Stephanie Peterson, above, a humane agent with Humane Society of Columbiana County, gets a wet kiss from Sunshine, a 4-year-old bassett hound and Labrador retriever mix. The society will host an open house at the new Animal Resource Complex, 721 E. Pidgeon Road, Salem, a site for pet-related activities, services and resources.
The Indians’ Jason Giambi slides by Twins catcher Joe Mauer to score on a two-run single by Mike Aviles in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game in Minneapolis. Giambi connected for a three-run homer in the eighth, and
Michael Bourn hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th to give the Indians the 9-8 win. Mauer tied a career high with five hits for Minnesota.
David Balestrino Jr. of Youngstown, a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, will be the honorary starter at Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. Balestrino earned the honor after winning a contest on the Pure Michigan Facebook page.
Before last season, the Youngstown State volleyball team went into each game thinking it was going to lose, said senior Missy Hundelt. But this year, she said, the team’s attitude has changed dramatically. “This year we’ve changed it to, ‘We know we can win and we will win,’ Hundelt says. “That’s our attitude and it will hopefully get us a conference ring this year.”
Talia Vale Mollica, the 9-year-old daughter of Kristen and Dominic Mollica of Canfield, recently started her own business, Bling Dazzles, to sell the jewelry she designs. Each piece is unique, and comes with a name and a story that explains her inspiration. Talia has made about 300 one-of-a-kind pieces.