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Canfield's John Poullas attempts to pin Eaton's Tyler Claybaker.

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West Branch's Logan Sharp tries to avoid being slamed down by Carrollton's Austin Bentley.

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West Branch's Logan Sharp grapples with Carrollton's Austin Bentley.

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Howland's Jordan Radich hangs on to Wauseon's Aaron Schuette while avoiding being turned onto his back.

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Beaver Local's Ren Foster attempts to mount an offense from his back while Kenton Ridge's Preston Bowshier completes a takedown.

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Poland's Mike Audi takes down New Philadelphia's Mike Barrow.

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West Branch's Connor Sharp takes down New Richmond's J.R. Sharp.

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West Branch's Kenneth Faulkner stuffs the takedown of Mifflin's Hannibal Tate.

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Canfield's John Poullas attempts to pin Eaton's Tyler Claybaker.

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Howland's David Brian-Whisler applies pressure to the head of Hillsboro's Kordell Ford.

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Beaver Local's Jason Keyes attempts to stop the takedown attempt of St. Paris Graham Local's Brent Moore.

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Poland's Mike Audi takes down New Philadelphia's Mike Barrow.

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Boardman's Nick Mancini controls the back of Oregon Clay's Jared Davis.

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Beaver Local's Jason Keyes tries to avoid being pinned by St. Paris Graham Local's Brent Moore.

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West Branch's Connor Sharp butts heads with New Richmond's J.R. Sharp.

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Beaver local's Joshua Henderson controls the back of Franklin's Forrest Brewer.

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Poland's Dante Ginnetti attempts to avoid being pinned by Eaton's Michael May.

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Boardman's Nick Mancini attempts to pin Oregon Clay's Jared Davis.

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Crestview's Matt Hardenbrook controls the back of Mohawk's Grant Price during their 170lb bout.

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West Branch's Kenneth Faulkner hangs on to the leg of Mifflin's Hannibal Tate while trying to sprawl on the ground.

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Beaver local's Joshua Henderson controls the back of Franklin's Forrest Brewer.

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Howland's Josh Grodesky tries to get out from under Lexington's Jacob Kasper.

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Poland's Dante Ginnetti attempts to avoid being pinned by Eaton's Michael May.

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Boardman's Nick Mancini controls the back of Oregon Clay's Jared Davis.

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Crestview's Matt Hardenbrook shakes off Mohawk's Grant Price after a clinch during their 170lb bout.

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Boardman's Joe Cordova goes for the takedown of Lewis Center Olentangy's Nate Hall.

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Alex thinks he is Spider Man, according to his mom, Steffie Valentino.

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Betty Shultz sent in this photo of her grandson, Peyton Shultz of New Middletown, who was ready to rock out at the piano. Peyton was 2 1/2 when this photo was taken in November.

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Clyde and Flossie Salser sent in this photo of their grandson, Kyle James Salser. They're all from Poland.

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Here's a close-up of J.J. Stevens, 5, of Mineral Ridge, at a birthday party. He's the son of Maria Alfano Stevens and David Stevens. Photo sent in by Ellie Alfano.

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Dominic Antonio Lee, 5 months, smiles while meeting his PaPa for the first time. Dominic, the son of Rebecca Ortenzio Lee and David Lee, was born in August in Okinawa, Japan, where his mother is stationed with the U.S. Navy as an orthodontist. Grandparents are Dr. Joseph and Nancy Ortenzio of New Middletown.

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Sara Root of Liberty submitted this photo of her nephew Tyler, who lives in Newton Falls. He was a year old of cuteness when this was taken, his aunt writes.

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Ariel Morar of North Lima smiles big for a portrait. Photo sent in by Grandma Debi Morar.

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Logan Cheney of Liberty says it all with his shirt. Photo sent in by Amanda.

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Ayla Mosley of New Castle poses with an audience.

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Gladys Rodriguez sent in this photo of her late sister, Sally Zalovcik. The photo was taken in the early 2000s, and Sally passed away in August of last year.

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Pretty in pink, red and pearls is Skylar Sheridan of Austintown, who is celebrating her first birthday here. Photo sent in by Allison McClain.

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Riley Sweder of Columbus gives Sasha a lift. Photo sent in by Grandma Mary Ann Sweder of Struthers.

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Here are Kristin Bernat and John Andrews, all smiles on their wedding day Oct. 6, 2012, in Columbus. Photo sent in by Kathy Bernat.

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Betty Shultz submitted this photo of her grandson, 2-year-old Peyton Shultz of New Middletown.

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Ayla Mosley of New Castle fits right in looking cute.

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Matt Close of Salem serves in the U.S. Navy and is proud to be an American. Photo submitted by his mother, Colleen Close of Beloit.

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Alexia Ferguson was 5 in June when this colorful photo was taken. It was sent in by Tammy Ferguson. Both are from Youngstown.

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Julianna Hornikel met Santa at the lighting of Canfield Village Green. Photo submitted by her grandmother, Vera Orosz.

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Fran Necko sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Gabrilla, 8, and Noah, 5, who live with their parents, Renee and Hugh Annand, in Maryland.

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Is Peyton Shultz of New Middletown all smiles before the performance, or after? Only his grandma, Betty Shultz, knows. She sent in this photo of her grandson at age 2 1/2 in November.

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Reid Bennett of Chicago and Stephanie Berger, originally from Youngstown and now living in Chicago, came home for the Christmas holidays and got engaged. Photo submitted by Agnes Campanale.

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Keely Cugini of New Castle, Pa., is probably well-known to the Tooth Fairy by now.

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Jamar Hamlett must be a big SpongeBob fan. He was 2 in June when this photo was taken. It was sent in by Tammy Ferguson. Both are from Youngstown.

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Robin Wesson of Youngstown shows her beautiful smile.

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Grandma Paula D'Apolito of Boardman, who sent in this photo, tells her "fish tale" the best: "My two new pond fish, Luigi and Lorenzo Rohrbaugh of Canfield, were absolutely thrilled I let them go in to the fish pond and be my new fish." Nothing fishy here!

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This photo of Daniel Morris and his puppy Chloe keeps his mother, Darlene Morris, motivated to know her son is doing well as he gets his degree in chemistry from Akron University. Darlene says she always tells Daniel "his smile is worth a million bucks!"

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Lily Gentile of Poland looks angelic. Linda Gentile, Lily's grandmother, sent in this photo.

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Ryan sent this in, with this note: "My grandma wanted me to submit this for her great-grandchild, the sweetest little Valentine." It's 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown.

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Jennifer Raspanti of Poland sent in this photo of her sons, Vincent and Luca Raspanti, hoping it will put a smile on other people's faces, too.

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"Grammie Sue" Kachurek says this photo of her grandsons, 5-year-old Logan Takat and 3-year-old Tyler Takat, "makes me smile every time I look at it." They all live in Austintown.

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Jocelyn Richley, now 2, was 6 months old when this photo, sent in by John Richley, was taken. Even then, she knew how to smile and make others smile, too.

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Lots of smiles are packed in there! From top left are Carmen Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Sally Zalovcik, all sisters. Liz's son Tyri Rodriguez is bottom left, and Sally's son Joshua Zalovcik is bottom right. Photo submitted by sister Gladys Rodriguez.

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Here's Sydney Beckman, 5, of Boardman.

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Julian DiRobbio of Boardman, 2, offers up a "Mona Lisa Smile." Photo sent in by Mrs. Leonard Ganchar of Canfield.

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Shirley Bradick of Youngstown sent in this photo of her three granddaughters, who all live in Amesville in southeastern Ohio. They are Estelle, 3, Emily, 17, and Evelyn, 5. The girls' father is Tom Ripple, who graduated from Wilson High in the '80s.

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Revved up and ready to go is 2-year-old Landon Black of McDonald. This photo was sent in by his nana, Kathy Black, who says, "His smile melts my heart!"

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Marcilee Kinerman, 6, of Alpharetta, Ga., beams while meeting her favorite star from the Disney Channel: Zendaya, who plays Rocky Blue on "Shake It Up." Marcilee is the granddaughter of Randolph Jones of Youngstown.

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Justine Cannatti of Columbus was glad to be home in Poland for Christmas. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Essie Richard of Howland sent in this photo of grandson Essien Cisco, 16 months old. Essien loves to smile and play in the water. He and his mom, Nyasia, live in Liberty.

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Mary Ann Navarro sent in this photo of her granddaughter, 4-month-old Ella Elizabeth Navarro of Boardman.

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Two-year-old Connor Blanco is the grandson of Frank Blanco of Boardman, who sent in this photo of his beaming grandson.

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Blanket-and-pillow forts and childhood go hand-in-hand. Luke, Marc and Ava McGovern of Aurora enjoy theirs. Photo sent in by Nana and Papa Oleyar.

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Snow days can definitely make kids smile! Marc, Luke and Ava McGovern of Aurora enjoy playing outside. Photo sent in by Nana and Papa Oleyar.

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Nico Genova, age 6, of Poland. Photo sent in by Lori Genova.

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Playing in the sprinkler is Samuel Pacora of Girard. Photo sent in by Aunt Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Just because 2-year-old Riley Cox of Austintown chipped her front tooth, she doesn’t let it get in the way of her big smile. Photo sent in by Lindsy Cox.

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J.P. Genova of Poland smiles for a portrait. Photo sent in by Grandmother Loretta.

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Joshua Guy of Poland loses his first tooth. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Samantha Sodeman of North Jackson. Photo sent in by Aunt Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Rochelle Blanco of Boardman sent in this photo of her grandson, Colton Smith, who is indeed a smiling little dude.

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Kim and Mike Porter toast at an African wedding in Africa. Kim is the granddaughter of Frank Blanco of Boardman.

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Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of Leanna Hartsough and coach Katrina Brumfield after a Youngstown State University track Horizon League event.

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Taylor Smith and her dad, Paul Smith of Butler, Pa., show their winsome grins. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Owen Blanco, 6, and Connor Blanco, 2, are the grandsons of Rochelle Blanco of Boardman, who submitted this photo.

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Joshua Guy of Poland. Photo sent in by Aunt Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Kaylee McLaughlin is the daughter of Brian McLaughlin of Austintown and Candace Buonavolenta of Youngstown.

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Bailey and Jordyn of Hubbard share some sister smiles. Photo sent in by Marsha Beasley.

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Debbie Skica sent in this photo of her husband, Dan Skica, daughter, Erica Skica, and two grandkids, Logan and Giana. They are all from Youngstown.

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Leo Manning, son of Samantha and Patrick Manning, just turned a year old and always has a big smile, says his grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco, who sent in this photo.

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This photo was also sent in by Tamesha Elliott.

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Louie and Mia Bracco ham it up for the camera. Their parents are Nick and Mary Bracco of Niles.

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Leanna Hartsough in the leaves. Photo sent in by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

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This cute photo was submitted by Addie.

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Adyson Baxten, 3, of Hubbard, is delighted to play dolls with her "Poppy," David Mink of Howland. Photo sent in by Mary Baxten of Girard.

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Here's another smiley shot of Logan Cheney of Liberty, keeping toasty in his thermals. Photo sent in by Amanda.

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Here's a photo of Latrell Vines, sent in by Tamesha Elliott.

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Here's a photo of little Gianna hanging out with Presley, her great-aunt's and great-uncle's dog. It was taken on the Fourth of July at their house in Canfield.

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Jackie Cannatti of Poland calls this photo of Jodie Guy, also of Poland, "a perfect smile!"

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Here's Taylor Smith with her grandpa, Jack Sodeman, both of Butler, Pa. They were celebrating Christmas at the Poland home of Jackie Cannatti, who sent in this photo.

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Samantha Sodeman's first Christmas smile. She's from North Jackson. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.

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Shelby is all smiles playing in the snow. Christopher Toth of Austintown is Shelby's owner. The photo was submitted by Barbara Toth.

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Timmy Kerr of Poland grins for his dad, Gary Kerr, who took this photo.

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Kimberly Blanco Porter is the granddaughter of Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.

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McKenna Sweeney of Boardman holds newborn Giada Musser of Canfield. Photo sent in by Marnee Sweeney.

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Bev Craig sent in this photo of her happy granddaughters, who live in Wooster. They are the daughters of Brandon and Marcie Craig.

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Lorenzo Michael Testa of Boardman was two months old when he giggled and smiled for his big sister, Sophia, at Christmas.

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All excited over his new pet is Cameron Kelley of Youngstown. Photo sent in by Genita Johnson.

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Laura Kosiorek, coach Katrina Brumfield and Leanna Hartsough smile over a successful YSU track season. Photo by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

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Leanna Hartsough proudly shows her YSU colors. Photo sent in by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

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Timmy Kerr of Poland has a fun day with his dad, Gary Kerr, who took this photo.

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Kayla and Timmy Kerr of Poland watch TV together. Photo taken by their dad, Gary Kerr.

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Lorenzo Michael Testa of Boardman was two months old when he gave big smiles to his parents, Angela and Michael, at Christmas time.

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This picture of Sophia Testa of Boardman was taken with her mom's cell phone.

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Jared Remias of Canfield was a toddler when this picture was taken by his mom, Sheila Remias. He's now 20 and still lights up the world with his smile, she says.

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JoEllen Fincham of Youngstown sent this photo of her grandson, Tyler Rich of Youngstown. She says he’s a happy 5-year-old who makes everyone else smile.

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This is 2 1/2-year-old Natalie Elizabeth Mihalik, daughter of of Mark and Kellie Mihalik of Yucca Valley, Calif. The picture was taken at a baseball game between the Indians and the Angels, says Grandma Hilda Mihalik of Canfield, who submitted the photo.

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This photo of Brady F. Hodge was sent in by Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield, Brady's grandparents.

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Horizon League high jumpers win first and second in February at YSU's WATTS track, putting smiles on the faces of Katrina Rettburg, left, and Leanna Hartsough. Photo by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Published on February 28, 2013


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Stefan John Thompson was 26 when he passed away Feb. 24, 2012. He graduated in 2011 from Kent State University. His mom says this smile is the one everyone knew him by; he was a people person who enjoyed life to the fullest and cared about everyone. When friends would complain about having to get up in the morning, he would reply, “You better thank God for waking you up.”

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Ava Acevedo of Boardman is all smiles at her "baking party" celebrating her 4th birthday in November. Her parents are Rob and Toni Acevedo.

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Seven exceptional Austintown Fitch track athletes are heading for national indoor competition in New York City with financial aid from the Rotary Club of Austintown. They were introduced by coaches Seth Steiner and T.J. Konowski at the February meeting when the rotary presented them with a donation. A veteran of the competition is junior Gabby Figueroa, who is ranked number one in the shot-put competition as she heads to the contest. Six male track stars are expected to be strong competitors in the March event. More local donations are needed because school money cannot be used for these contests. Fitch superintendent Vince Colaluca arranged the visit. Pictured above are, Mark Cole, left, Rotary president elect; Gabby Figueroa, shot-put competitor; coaches Seth Steiner and T.J. Konowski. Pictured below are Fitch athletes from left in front, Tyreese Sanderson, Gary Gibson and Nathan Bowlen; and in back are, Cole, and athletes Rob Venters Jr., Sam Ortz and Joe Harrington.

Published on February 28, 2013


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Youngstown’s Nathan Walker (10) and Sam Anas (7) battle Chicago’s Jacob Slavin for the puck during the Phantoms’ School Day game Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. Hundreds of students from area schools watched as the Phantoms shut out the Steel, 4-0.

Published on February 28, 2013


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Howland’s Gabe Stark (in orange) tries to take down Jeff Hojnacki of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in the championship round of the 145-pound weight division of the Division II sectional at Alliance High School. Stark, who won 4-1, is among 17 area grapplers headed to the state wrestling competition this weekend in Columbus. Stark, a fifthplace state finisher at 138 pounds last year, will take on Carrollton junior Tristan Stallard.

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The Canfield girls basketball team — led by seniors, from left, Kayla Barko, Abby Baker Paige Baker, Allie Pavlansky and Sabrina Magapora — is ready to face Struthers today in a Division II district semifinal at Austintown High School.

Published on February 28, 2013


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Aut Mori Grotto recently sent 22 members to Orlando, Fla., for a national clown competition. As a group, they won five first-place and two second-place awards. Kneeling are Glen (Harlee) McClain, left, and Alan (It’s So) Boles; and standing, from left, are Joe (Woodee) Humansky, George McClelland, Jay (JJ) Lasasso, Robert (Who Me) Edwards, Charles (Crackers) Graham and Jesse (Pokey) Boles. Alan Boles won first place in the character clown competition; Humansky won first place in the Auguste cagetory and first place in the balloon skit division; Jesse Boles won first place and Lasasso second place in the white face competition; and Edwards won first place and Graham won second place in the tramp clown competition.

Published on February 27, 2013


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ESPN’s “SportsCenter” selected Sam Anas’ shootout goal in the Phantoms’ 3-2 win over Muskegon on Sunday as one of its Top 10 plays.

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Standing in front of a ship propeller, President Barack Obama speaks about automatic defense-budget cuts on Tuesday at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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Frangos

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Nick Mancini is among 17 area wrestlers who will be seeking state championships beginning Thursday. Mancini is a 113-pounder in Division I.

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Linda Spencer, left, and Sherry Ziegler, members of Bethel Lutheran Church Piecemakers, work on a small-square rainbow colored quilt during a gathering Tuesday at the church in Boardman.

Published on February 27, 2013


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Attorneys David Rouzzo, left, and Matt Pentz of the Ohio Public Defender’s Office stand with Melvin Turner during sentencing in court Tuesday.

Published on February 27, 2013


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Dispatcher Bill Davis checks a multitude of screens and readouts in the new Boardman-Austintown joint dispatch center. The departments joined to get a digital radio system to comply with federal mandates, and the Mill Creek Metroparks have joined with the system.

Published on February 27, 2013


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Fitch’s Quincy Higgins (22) and John-Mark Weisman of Howland butt heads literally during the Division I sectional basketball game Tuesday at Alliance High School. The Falcons stunned the Tigers, 70-67, in overtime.

Published on February 27, 2013


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East’s Jalen Hooper (4) shoots over Boardman’s Austin Downie (31) during the Panthers’ win at Alliance High. East advances to meet Warren Harding.

Published on February 26, 2013


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President Barack Obama

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Canfield’s Cole Pryjma (2) moves around GlenOak’s Mike Hronek (23) during Monday’s Division I tournament game in Alliance.

Published on February 26, 2013


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YSU professor Michael Butcher, left, and graduate student Joe Rupert are researching Costa Rican opossums and their tails, which serve as a long, hairless fifth appendage.

Published on February 26, 2013


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Wesley beams as he examines a red bell pepper he pulled out of the box.

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said the governor’s tax proposal, including a 50 percent cut for small businesses, will benefit the state’s economy. Taylor spoke Monday with local business owners at an event at City Machine Technologies Inc. in Youngstown.

Published on February 26, 2013


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Trustees and officers of Salem Historical Society who recently met to make plans for 2013 are, seated from left, Carolyn Alesi, trustee; Dixie Gordon, corresponding secretary; Judi Allio, vice president; David Shivers, president; April Trenkelbach, treasurer; and Janice Lesher, curator. Standing are Joan Lora and Alice Deatherage, trustees; Judy White, secretary; Thaddeus Smith, trustee; Michele Weaver, consultant; Steve Faber and Nancy Fediaczko, trustees; David Stratton, director; Keith Schafer, assistant treasurer; and Bill Ward and Jerry Laska, trustees. Missing is B.J. Abrams, trustee.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Ten children in first grade at the Rich Center for Autism made valentines out of tissue paper and stickers that were presented by their teachers to residents at Park Vista. The students also visited Park Vista. Two of the teachers are, from left, Grace Naji and Beth Maurice. The children pictured standing are Destiny Lopez, left, J.J. Juhasz, Hunter Gonzales and Christopher Roberts, and kneeling are A.J. Walton and Eian Mason.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Jimmie Johnson celebrates winning Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Johnson won the race for the second time, but it was Danica Patrick who earned a first by becoming the first woman to lead a lap in a race in Nascar’s top series.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Poland’s George Chammas puts in a layup in Friday’s game against Girard. The Bulldogs earned the top seed in Division II of the Boardman District.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Phantoms forward Luke Stork (27) moves to keep the puck away from Muskegon defenseman Rasmus Bengtsson, left, during Sunday’s game at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms won 3-2 in a shootout.

Published on February 25, 2013


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A Waste Management technician works inside a plant that converts landfill gas to energy. Rather than wasting the gas by burning it on a flare, the Mahoning Landfill is piping it to a five-engine power plant that produces enough electricity to serve more than 3,500 homes in Oberlin.

Published on February 25, 2013


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David Richards of Warren looks at photographs in the “Photo 2013” exhibit at the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Dan Bokesch, director of curriculum for Austintown schools, has worked in the district 43 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. He will retire soon.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Dr. David Ritchie, president of the board of trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, tours the new Jackson-Milton public library under construction on Mahoning Avenue in Jackson Township. With him is Heidi Daniel, director of the library system.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Randy Cree picks up a bale of hay while feeding cattle on his farm near Big Springs, Kan. Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.

Published on February 25, 2013


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Baker

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Phantoms Zach Evancho(16) and Kyle Connor(18) move the puck during 2-23-13 game with Lumberjacks.

Published on February 23, 2013


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Phantoms Alexander Dahl(14) and Lumberjacks Cullen Hurley(18) during 2-23-13 game S

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William D Lewis The Vindicator Phantoms Zach Evancho(16) and Lumberjacks Mike Preston(7) go for the puck during 2-23-13 game with Lumberjacks.

Published on February 23, 2013


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William D Lewis The Vindicator Phantoms Eric Sweetman(2) moves the puck past Lumberjack's Frederick Tiffeis (17during 2-23-13 game with Lumberjacks.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Rascal Flatts at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Rascal Flatts at the Covelli 2-21-13.

Published on February 22, 2013


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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Fans cheer during Rascal Flatts show at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Fans cheer Rascal Flatts at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Rascal Flatts at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Fans cheer during Rascal Flatts show at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Fans cheer Rascal Flatts at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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William D.Lewis the Vindicator Rascal Flatts at the Covelli 2-21-13.

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Christina Carney and Connor Sullivan

Published on February 22, 2013


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Jeff Vargo and his 16-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, are both artists who have won numerous awards at local and regional art shows, often competing in the same event. Photo by: William D. Lewis | The Vindicator

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NICOLE M. BELL AND KENNETH T. MOYE

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GIA N. MONTECALVO AND MATTHEW M. GUSTOVICH

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Warren Junior Women’s League is preparing for its fourth annual Taste of Trumbull from 6 to 10 p.m. April 10 at McMenamy’s Banquet Center, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Included in the planning are, from left, Cary Ann Koren, chairwoman; Kellie Pope and Kathy Moody, co-chairwomen; Karen Margala, club president; and Molly Halliday, chairwoman. Over 25 area restaurants will feature their signature dishes, and entertainment will be by Take II. There will be a 50-50 raffle, basket auction and cash bar. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets contact Halliday at 330-980-6641. Proceeds will benefit the Life Enrichment Activities Program for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Published on February 22, 2013


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KRISTEN ROZZO AND RYAN DITCHEY

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KELLY A. MAYERCAK AND JEREMIAH W. IGNASZEWSKI

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MR. AND MRS. ROBERT H. HUSKINS

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Nicholas Shirilla and Caitlin Murnane

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Whispering Pines Greater Western Reserve Council Boy Scouts of America is making plans for its eighth annual breakfast fundraiser March 12. The fundraising steering committee members are, from left, Shar and Rory Phelan, Jason Wolf, Joe Buchanan, Elinor Zedaker, Patrick McFall, Jennifer Hunt, Joe Verostko, David Deibel, Holly Baker, George and Beth Basista, Benjamin Kyle, Atty. Jerry Bryan, Mark Luke, Brad Henderson, Bob Zedaker, Bill Moss, Mike Kupec, George Grim and Gwen Smith Darnell.

Published on February 22, 2013


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This photo is in a display set up by People Fighting Famine depicting a refugee camp in Africa, where millions fled to find relief from a drought. The grass-roots group is sponsoring prayer and vigils on Federal Street downtown and presentations at First Unitarian Universalist Church on Elm Street on Youngstown’s North Side today and Saturday.

Published on February 22, 2013


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The Rev. Lewis Macklin, Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

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Hubbard High School will be performing the play 'Aladdin' entirely in sign language.

Published on February 22, 2013


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Springfield’s Baylee Felger (5) is unable to shoot past Pymantuning Valley’s Kelsea Brown (3) during their Division III sectional final Thursday at Mineral Ridge High School. The Tigers fell to the Lakers, 68-42.

Published on February 22, 2013


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Perry

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Boardman senior Ryan Bailey practices at YSU’s Beeghly Center Natatorium. After finishing in the top five in Ohio in each of the past two years, Bailey enters this weekend’s Division I state swimming meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium with the fastest time in the 100-yard butterfly by more than a second.

Published on February 22, 2013


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An unidentified woman answers questions on a job application at a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped 20,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, though it remains at a level that suggests slow but steady improvement in the job market.

Published on February 22, 2013


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Youngstown State senior Brandi Brown (42) shoots against Cleveland State defender Nafeshia Holifield (32) during the first half of their game Thursday at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Brown scored a season-high 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lift the Penguins over the Vikings, 73-69.

Published on February 22, 2013


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O’Neill

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Flack

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Adam Lewis has been coach of the girls basketball team at Lakeview High School for four years, and his wife, Sarah Brugler-Lewis has been at his side as assistant coach since.

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Rascal Flatts is Jay Demarcus, left, Gary Levox and Joe Don Rooney.

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Diane Less, co-founder of Angels for Animals, cradles Valentine, the cat abandoned from a car Feb. 14 and rescued by a police lieutenant. Less hopes that Valentine, who is being nursed back to health, will be ready to be adopted into a new home in about a week.

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Ohio native Nick Swisher says he is happy to be playing baseball with the Cleveland Indians.

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Moreland

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Moncrief

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Canfield swimmers, from left, Connor Brady, Mike Cardone, Nicky Montalto, Daniel Bogen and Michael DiDomenico pause for a moment during practice at the Youngstown State University pool. The five enter this weekend’s state swimming meet with a hopes of top-five finishes.

Published on February 21, 2013


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Ron Catale of Poland fills up at Big Apple Supermarket at Albert Street and McGuffey Road on Youngstown’s East Side, which had gas 12 cents lower than the Northeast Ohio average of $3.81 per gallon. Catale is among many Mahoning Valley residents feeling a pinch at the pump. According to AAA, gas prices have jumped nearly 45 cents in the past month.

Published on February 21, 2013


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Amber Bohac gets a hug from Jay Leno. Bohac got a visit from the talk-show host and demonstrated her knife-throwing skills for him.

Published on February 21, 2013


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Choffin Career and Technical Center seniors, above from left, Delana Robinson and Charisse Brown, listen to the Black History program Wednesday at the school. W. James Cobbin, right, was the featured speaker. Cobbin, a city resident, played baseball in the American Negro League in the 1950s.

Published on February 21, 2013


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Fourth-grade students of Holy Family School are standing in front of the Lumen Christi bulletin board. They are, from left in front, Steven Hiner, Caitlin Palusak, Jacob Shogren and Patrick Assion; and, in back, Dominic DeToro, Patrick Howlett, Ava Szalay, Augusta Fox, Payton McMahon, Brian White and Matthew Ranno. The board was designed by fourth-grade teacher Kathy Holsinger to make students and families aware of Catholic identity and faith infused with learning. The new Lumen Christi Catholic School System includes Catholic elementary schools in the Mahoning Valley. In Latin, the name means Light of Christ and is put into practice through daily prayer, regular liturgy participation and the compassion students demonstrate through varied service projects.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Boardman Lions Club will sponsor its 15th annual night at the races fundraiser March 2 at Operating Engineers Hall on McClurg Road. The $10 entrance fee includes an all-you-can-eat buffet sponsored by several area restaurants, beer and a variety of nonalcoholic beverages. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and races begin at 7. Tickets will be available at the door. Shown are event organizers Chuck Rudge, left, and Joyce Mistovich with some of the baskets for the basket raffle and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Seeing Eye Pilot Dog program and Coats for Kids Campaign.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Andrew Blocksom

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Charles T. Shasho, Deputy Director of Public works

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Tina Cocca, left, and her son, Steve, who oversees the Cocca’s Pizza chain, recently moved their flagship location to the former New York Music building in Boardman. The new quarters are bigger, with eight ovens that can cook 48 pizzas every 15 minutes. There also are menu additions, such as panini and authentic Italian sandwiches. The company hired 10 new employees.

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Steve Cocca pops a pizza into the oven at the new restaurant.

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McDonald’s Matt Seitz (40) grabs a rebound ahead of Springfield’s Mark Schuler (12) during their game Tuesday in McDonald. The Blue Devils downed the Tigers, 82-61.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Tuesday, when talk of more mergers and acquisitions sent stock prices higher.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Microsoft Corp. retail store employees and guests mingle at a pop-up Microsoft Store during Microsoft’s annual meeting of shareholders in Bellevue, Wash. Longtime users of Hotmail, MSN and other Microsoft email services will start noticing a big change: When they sign in to check messages, they’ll be sent to a new service called Outlook.com.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Quincy Higgins of Fitch goes for the jumper against Boardman’s Dylan Bosela during the third quarter of their game Tuesday in Boardman. The Falcons defeated the Spartans, 35-25.

Published on February 20, 2013


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United Way officials and other leaders of the 2012 United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley campaign stand with the Chevrolet Cruze donated as a campaign incentive. From left, Thomas J. Krysiek, Trumbull County United Way president and chief professional officer; Robert Hannon, Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way president; David Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 1714 at General Motors Lordstown; Greg Greenwood, owner of Greenwood Chevrolet; and Glenn Johnson, president of UAW Local 1112 at GM Lordstown.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Canfield’s Cole Pryjma (2) draws the charge on Anthony Bell (30) of Warren Harding during their game Tuesday in Canfield. The Raiders edged the Cardinals, 61-58, on a 3-point buzzer beater by O’Sha Jackson.

Published on February 20, 2013


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Lewis

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Girard diver Savannah Teter practices at the pool at Youngstown State University. Teter is the only state diving qualifier from the Valley — the first in Girard history — headed to the preliminaries Wednesday at Canton’s C.T. Branin Nataorium. Of 24 divers, she is seeded 17th. The top 16 advance.

Published on February 19, 2013


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Canfield’s Ryan Roush, a former South Range High track and field/cross country standout and Malone University’s highly-touted freshman distance runner, was one of only a handful of runners nationally selected to participate in Team USA competitions in Scotland and Jamaica.

Published on February 19, 2013


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The 32-foot spire at Ellsworth Presbyterian Church is put into place above the antique cast-iron bell by crew members of Joseph Sylvester Construction and Mulholland Roofing. The spire and bell tower were damaged by wind in 2009; donations and fundraisers made the new spire and installation possible.

Published on February 19, 2013


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Lisa Kaluza

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Officer William Greene of the Hubbard Township Police Department shows a tire that was recovered from a rural township road. The police have seen an influx of old tires being illegally dumped on rural roads.

Published on February 19, 2013


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Freshman Aaron Scott checks his computer while working with the robotics team’s new robot. Every year, For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), the governing body behind the robotics competitions, requires new standards for the nation’s high school teams.

Published on February 19, 2013


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Wilson

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Struthers’ Ashleigh Ryan (1) drives to the hoop around Cardinal Mooney’s Nichole Webber (25) during their Division II sectional semifinal basketball game Monday at Austintown Fitch High School. The Wildcats downed the Cardinals, 55-27, and will face Crestwood on Thursday.

Published on February 19, 2013


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Austin Wagner, left, a sophomore at Girard High School, and senior Sam Horne, center, assemble parts for the RoboCats’ new robot under the supervision of Ashraf Hadi , team adviser. The school’s robotics team has been working for six weeks to build its new robot, which will compete beginning in March.

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Argus Masonic Lodge 545 in Canfield recently paid tribute to 14 of its longtime members. Some of the lodge members are, from left standing, Allan G. Bohr, Ross D. Lucarell, John J. Koscelansky, Jerome A. Kovach, Richard A. Meshula, Paul Hershey, Ralph A. Ruggiero and Russell W. Gillam Jr.; and seated are Eugene W. Raupach and Glenn J. Ringer.

Published on February 18, 2013


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR In honor of the first National Girl Scout Cookie Day Feb. 8, Harlem Globetrotters female star Fatima “TNT” Maddox is pictured with Girl Scout Troop 80691 of New Middletown. Maddox joined the Globetrotters last year to become the first female player in almost 20 years. Maddox met the Girl Scout Troop at a private meet and greet before the recent Globetrotters game at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. In honor of the Cookie Day, Maddox and teammates, Tammy “T-Time” Maddox and Ariel “Mighty” Mitchell joined forces with their local hometown Girl Scout councils and registered as adult Girl Scouts of the U.S.

Published on February 18, 2013


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YSU’s Kendrick Perry (3) attempts to shoot the ball while Green Bay’s Alec Brown (21) tries to block his shot during the second half of Sunday’s game at the Beeghly Center. Green Bay beat the Penguins 71-54.

Published on February 18, 2013


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Pig Iron Press owner Jim Vallani stands inside his publishing shop downtown. He faces loss of the shop at a sheriff ’s auction next month. Donations to help save it can be made at First National Bank downtown or by mailing a check to Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown, OH 44501.

Published on February 18, 2013


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The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial on North Main Street in downtown Niles was completed in 1917 at a cost of more than $500,000.

Published on February 18, 2013


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Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson (12) shoots against Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas during the second half of a game Sunday in Madison, Wis.

Published on February 18, 2013


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West Team’s Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder makes a layup against the East Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star game Sunday in Houston.

Published on February 18, 2013


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Chris Yambar, center, artist-in-residence for Youngstown State University Students Motivated by the Arts, recently presented a four-day program at Harding Elementary School. The program is part of Youngstown Rotary’s project Put Kids First, a mentoring program at the school. Yambar has been working and volunteering at SMARTS since 2009 and has demonstrated his ability as an artist, teacher, mentor and supporter of the SMARTS Mission. He has had several exhibits at SMARTS, volunteered during programming and fundraisers, taught SMARTS classes and helped create the Paramount Parade for the Paramount Project Exhibit at the McDonough Museum of Art in Spring 2012. Pictured with him on the far right is Ronald Faniro, current Rotary club president. Faniro posed for the children to draw a characterization of him. The students are holding up their drawings of him. | SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on February 15, 2013


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MR. AND MRS. ANTHONY GAETANO

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MR. AND MRS. JIM HEAVEN

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KRISTEN MELLOTT AND MICHAEL YACAVONE

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JAYME L. RAMSON AND PATRICK R. MCGUIRE

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Items on display will be auctioned during the Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction at Stambaugh Auditorium on March 2. Volunteers are, from left, Kathy Gerberry, Chris Grabert, Diana Strudwick, Sue Miller, Jeri Kurian and Shirley Rodgers. The two-day event will begin with a gala March 1, also at Stambaugh.

Published on February 15, 2013


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The Junior Civic League is planning a Mardi Gras party Saturday at The Georgetown in Boardman. Among those league members planning the event are, from left, Veronica Crafter-Srinivasan, left, committee chairwoman; Susan Moorer, president; Yvette Clark-Kirksey, co-chairwoman; and committee members Minerva Bonilla, Felicia Alexander and Sylvia Rupert. MADELYN P. HASTINGS The Vindicator

Published on February 15, 2013


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CHARLES DUKE III AND NICOLE LAMBERT

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Vista at the Ridge, 3379 Main St., Mineral Ridge, crowned Christina and Robert Bowskill Valentine King and Queen for 2013 at its annual Valentine’s Party. | PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on February 15, 2013


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CHRISTOPHER KADVAN AND ELIZABETH VALERIO

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TIFFANI KOHUT AND STEVEN TUCCI

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PATRICK BIRCH AND ALYSSA CALAUTTI

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Holding the wedding gown that has been passed down for three generations are Lyndsey Wade, Jean Rabold and Dawna Cramer.

Published on February 15, 2013


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Willowcreek Learning Center students, from left, Ethan Ball, Jacob Snyder and Grace Haddad participate in the Mathbowl, one of the events Thursday at MATHCOUNTS in the Chestnut Room of Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center.

Published on February 15, 2013


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Russian native Sergei Isupov demonstrates the proper sculpting technique Wednesday in Bliss Hall at Youngstown State University. Isupov, who now resides in Massachusetts, explained how each of his sculptures, which often are covered in bright, detailed paintings, offer a unique experience for all involved.

Published on February 15, 2013


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Nick Mancini, left, a 113-pound grappler, is a two-time state qualifier and the winningest wrestler in Boardman High School history — thanks to the efforts of his coach, Dom Mancini, center, who is also his dad. His younger brother Vince Mancini, right, a sophomore, competes in the 106-pound weight class.

Published on February 15, 2013


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Lakeview senior Nick Preston swims laps Thursday in the pool at Youngstown State University. Preston, who has type 1 diabetes, is a four-time district qualifier and is seeded 19th in the 500-yard freestyle and 21st in the 200 free for today’s district meet at Cleveland State.

Published on February 15, 2013


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Col. Brian Anderson, left, U.S. Army retired, was recently presented with a flag set of the U.S. flag and state flags of Pennsylvania and Ohio by newly installed president Major Peter Mihai, U.S. Army retired. Anderson, retired deputy director of MOAA’s Council & Chapter Affairs headquarters in Alexandria, Va., explained at the dinner what Military Officers Association of America is advocating for Congress in 2013 and installed the new board of directors of Mahoning Shenango Valley Chapter

Published on February 14, 2013


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Mahoning Valley Historical Society, in recognition of Black History Month, will present “The Storm, The Whirlwind & the Earthquake: Perspectives into the Black Abolitionist’s Movement” at 7 pm. Tuesday at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Diane Barnes, professor of history at Youngstown State University. Shown are Bill Lawson, left, MVHS executive director; and local historians and panelists Stacey Adger, Vince Shivers and Kenneth King. The event is free and open to the public. For information visit www.mahoninghistory.org or call 330-743-2589.

Published on February 14, 2013


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From left, Centers for Hearing Care’s Fortunato Figliano, Gina Capone, Deb Copeland and Dr. Susan Herr represent the seven office locations that are participating in the 2013 Harvest for Hunger funds and food campaign. Copeland holds a poster that says the business raised $3,613 and collected 1,445 pounds of food in their 2012 effort for Harvest for Hunger.

Published on February 14, 2013


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Workers prepare to go inside a storm sewer system after gaining better access to clean drainage in the aftermath of last month’s oil and brine dumping at 2761 Salt Springs Road.

Published on February 14, 2013


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Peggy Yuhas, a tutor at Youngstown’s Taft Elementary School, organized a project involving Taft fourth-graders writing valentines to soldiers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

Published on February 14, 2013


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Tavan Sallie, left, and Kamille Moore, fourth graders at Youngstown’s Taft Elementary School, show off the valentines they wrote and sent to soldiers at the Department of Veterans of Affairs Medical Center in Pittsburgh’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic.

Published on February 14, 2013


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Youngstown officials are deciding what to do with the former Wean United building. The city is negotiating a sale of the building with two companies. If those sales fail, a cleanup and demolition of half the structure will occur, officials said.

Published on February 14, 2013


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East’s Ashlyn Baker (21) makes a move to the basket against Ursuline defender Mary O’Donnell (15) during their basketball game Wednesday at East High School. The Irish defeated the Panthers, 52-44.

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Youngstown State running back Adaris Bellamy is swarmed by Penn State defenders. Late Tuesday, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said on the radio that the Big Ten will stop scheduling games against FCS teams, a move that could cost YSU hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

Published on February 14, 2013


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Lowellville’s Rachel Durbin (31) defends Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora (44) during the first quarter of their basketball game Wednesday at Lowellville HIgh School. Mangapora scored 28 points for the Cardinals, who routed the Rockets, 67-25.

Published on February 14, 2013


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Campbell Memorial Class of 1942 graduates recently celebrated their 70th reunion with a luncheon at TJ’s at Holiday Inn in Boardman. Seated are, from left, Bill Backus, Anne (Kinnick) Hudak, Eleanor Verba, Virginia (Wasko) Gorski and Larry Garchar. Standing are Sue (Megela) Battalgine, Bill Peyko, John Lencyk, Elmer Gaystsky, Edward Hudak, Eleanor (Rushen) DiPiero and John Volchko. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Bogey’s Restaurant, Route 616, Struthers. For information call 330-755-6497, 330-757-7645 or 330-757-4589.

Published on February 13, 2013


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Austintown Junior Women’s League chose the Touched by Nathan Foundation for its holiday giving this year. Members donated items to fill 25 comfort care baskets for parents of fragile babies during their stay at Akron Children’s Hospital at the Beeghly Campus special-care nursery and the St. Elizabeth Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The league is a volunteer nonprofit group of women founded in 1994 for the purpose of having a creative outlet for women interested in giving community service in areas of art, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs. For information on the Touched by Nathan Foundation visit touchedbynathan.org. For information on the Austintown Junior Women’s League email or mail Theresa Lyden, president at tllmt@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 4882, Austintown, OH 44515.

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Nikki Davis, a motivational speaker, recently visited Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown, where she spoke to the third-graders about the Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American pilots who fought in World War II. She showed artifacts she has collected. Davis told the children they can be whatever they want to be. Her mother was an honorary Tuskegee Airman.

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Poland North Elementary second-grader Arikia Chism makes a purchase from Melissa Kellgren, a member of the parent-teacher organization, during a bake sale Tuesday. The event benefited the Diaz family of Poland, whose 7-month-old son, Jackson, was born with a rare congenital disorder.

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Mail collected in the Youngstown area will go to Cleveland for cancellation beginning Feb. 23, instead of being canceled in Youngstown. A year or so from now, the Youngstown mail-processing center, above, will close, and all of its functions will be transferred to Cleveland, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.

Published on February 13, 2013


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Aundrea Cika, Polish Youngstown director, and Jack Kravitz, owner of Kravitz Deli in Liberty, enjoy a paczki on Mardi Gras. The Fat Tuesday event was marked by with a Polish celebration at the traditional Jewish eatery.

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Boardman’s Austin Downie (31) tries to shoot over Warren Harding’s King Garner (14) and Greg Jackson (23) during a game Tuesday night. Harding won, 41-27.

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Canfield’s Marco DeLorenzo blocks a shot by Liberty’s Asim Pleas Jr. during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at Canfield High School.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he gives his State of the Union address Tuesday.

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Jackson Diaz was born in June with Apert syndrome, a congenital disorder that affects the skull, face, feet and hands. Only 20 children in the U.S. are born with Apert syndrome each year.

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Canfield’s Sabrina Mangapora (44) goes up for a shot as Warren Harding’s Chelsea Dipaolo (35) and Patrai Murray (11) defend in the first half Monday night. Mangapora had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Canfield’s 50-33 victory.

Published on February 12, 2013


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Phantoms defenseman Kale Bennett (28) and Team USA’s Sonny Milano (48) compete during a recent game at the Covelli Centre. Low attendance will be a factor in whether the team returns for a fifth season.

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Caitlyn Hicks, graduate assistant with Youngstown State University’s Emerging Leaders Program, and Jason Cooke, vice president of Animal Charities Humane Society, are accepting donations for the third annual My Fluffy Valentine on the second floor of YSU’s Kilcawley Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through Friday .

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Mason Balestra and Flo Leonelli, both of Youngstown, enjoy the Mardi Gras party at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers. The parish hosted the event Monday for some 130 members.

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Maplewood’s Brooke Dawson (44) tries to drive on Lowellville’s Rachel Durbin (31) during a game Monday night. Dawson scored 14 points, but Lowellville came from behind for a 59-50 victory.

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Bishop George V. Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown addresses a news conference Monday afternoon about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The bishop also presented ideas on qualities that the next leader of the world’s 1 billion Catholics should possess.

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Pope Benedict XVI reads a document in Latin announcing his resignation during a meeting of Vatican cardinals at the Vatican on Monday.

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Rotary features leaders past, present and future Some leaders of Austintown Rotary recently attended the Midyear Rotary Conference in East Canton to learn about matching grants available through Rotary International. They are, Gary Reel, left, president in 2006; Ron Carroll, current president; and Mark Cole, president-elect beginning in July. PHOTO: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its quarterly business showcase recently. Five new members were introduced to the organization, and they presented information about their businesses and shared ideas and insights concerning topics ranging from from insurance, health care and child care to working with the shale industry. Shown are, from left in front, Amy Logan, Imagine That! day care/preschool; Kelly Buck, AFLAC Independent Association representative; and Mary McCarty, HRG. In back are Terry McCoy, chamber director; Dr. Steven DeMaiolo, Prima Health Care; James Lopresti, HRG; Jay Summer, FastSigns; and David Barbee, chamber president. The next showcase will be April 25. PHOTO: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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Boy Scout Tiger Den visits Austin Log Cabin Boy Scout Tiger Den 2 of Pack 184 at St. Joseph Church recently toured Austin Log Cabin. The boys and their families learned about the history of Austintown, the importance of the location of the cabin, how it was built and why the cabin is so important to Austintown. From left are Luke Amendolea, Noah Gatto, Joey Ruscitti, Dominick Woloschak, Vince Larson and Bryson Nichols. Their leader is Rick Larson. Groups or organizations may arrange tours of the cabin or Strock Stone House by calling the Austintown Historical Society at 330-799-8051. PHOTO: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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Youngstown State’s Blake Allen (1) is closely guarded by UIC defender Josh Crittle (34) during the second half of Sunday’s game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins went down to the Flames 88-83 in triple overtime.

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St. Christine’s Church adult choir and choral group led by Ron Goulish practice. The group is participating in the third annual choral festival sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Association of Churches. Also participating for the first time at the event will be members of the American Guild of Organists. The festival will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Christine Church in Youngstown. The ecumenical event provides an opportunity for people from different faith traditions to enjoy various styles of worship.

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Students in Matt Vukovic’s class at Roosevelt Elementary in McDonald listen to a science lesson. The U.S. Department of Education has selected Roosevelt to represent Ohio and the nation’s fourth-graders on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The test will be given to them Tuesday.

Published on February 11, 2013


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The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Robert Bortuzzo (41), top, and Ryan Carter (20) of the New Jersey Devils come to blows four seconds into the first period of Sunday’s NHL game in Pittsburgh. The Devils, who downed the Penguins in New Jersey on Saturday, handed Pittsburgh another loss. Final score: New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1.

Published on February 11, 2013


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California Green Design employees assemble solar electrical panels on the roof of a home in Glendale, Calif. Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technology’s benefits for the environment. However, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water.

Published on February 11, 2013


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Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas shoots over Indiana’s Victor Oladipo during the first half of their Big 10 Conference basketball game Sunday in Columbus. Both Oladipo and Thomas put up 26 points — a career best for Oladipo — but the No. 1 Hoosiers bounced the No. 10 Buckeyes, 81-68.

Published on February 11, 2013


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Crew members work on the ceiling of a fueling area at the Ohio Turnpike’s Glacier Hills service plaza in New Springfield. That plaza and the Mahoning Valley plaza should reopen before Memorial Day.

Published on February 11, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's DJ Cole (11) takes a shot for the team while UIC's Gary Talton (4) and Gabe Snider (2) defend during the first half of their game at the Beeghly Center on February 10, 2013. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's Damian Eargle (21) dribbles the ball down the court while UIC's Hayden Humes (13) and Daniel Barns (1) defend during the second half of their game at the Beeghly Center on February 10, 2013. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's Kamren Belin (5) takes a shot for the team while UIC's Gary Talton (4) and Daniel Barnes (1) defend during the second half of their game at the Beeghly Center on February 10, 2013. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's Blake Allen (1) takes a shot for the team while UIC's Josh Crittle (34) tries to block his shot during the second half of their game at the Beeghly Center on February 10, 2013. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's Kendrick Perry (3) attempts to take a shot for the team while UIC's Gary Talton (4) defends during the second half of their game at the Beeghly Center on February 10, 2013. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's DJ Cole (11) dribbles the ball down the court while UIC's Josh Crittle (34) defends during the first overtime of their game at the Beeghly Center on February 10, 2013. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's Damian Eargle (21) takes a hit and suffers from a bloody nose on the court during triple overtime. He had to sit out the rest of the game. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown State's Damian Eargle (21) takes a hit and suffers from a bloody nose on the court during triple overtime. He had to sit out the rest of the game. The Flames beat the Penguins 88-83 in triple overtime.

Published on February 10, 2013


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Published on February 8, 2013


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Sponsors for the Columbiana Area Chamber awards banquet set for Feb. 24 at Das Dutch Village Inn are, from left in front, Chris Davis for Sitler the Printer, Ellen Witmer Bowman for Dutch Village Inn, Dr. Richelle Keleman for Columbiana Medical Center, and in back are Doug Nybell for Crystal Dragon Family Martial Arts, Derrick Hart for Staff Right, Sean Holloway for Holloway Insurance and Randall Hart for New York Life. Missing sponsors are All Points Physical Medicine, Home Savings and Loan, Farmers Bank and Wilson’s Furniture.

Published on February 8, 2013


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Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will host the giant pumpkin growing seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at McMahon Hall at MetroParks Farm, one mile south of Canfield on Route 46 across from Canfield Fairgrounds. To register call Parks Garden Center at 330-533-7278. There is no charge for the event and giant pumpkin seeds will be available. The class will cover seed selection, soils, fertilizing, pests, pollination, pruning and irrigation. The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers is one of the world’s premier giant pumpkin clubs with 275 members in North America. In 2012, the club set the world record for the 10 heaviest pumpkins at one weigh-off, averaging 1,553 pounds. Christa Parks of Parks Garden Center is shown with her giant pumpkin weighing 1,512 pounds, one of those 10.

Published on February 8, 2013


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BRITTANY L. SIRAK AND JORDAN B. WINTERS

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AMANDA MASLACH AND LENARD LIGUORE

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JUSTIN LAUFMAN AND ALANA HENKEL

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ALISSA A. DREIER AND MICHAEL A. PADAVANO

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New officers recently sworn in to the Mahoning and Shenango Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America are, from left in front, Lt. Col. Rod Hosler, first vice president; Major Peter Mihai, president; Lt. Col. Gary Williams, second vice president; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Don Oglesby, secretary/treasurer; and standing are board members, Lt. Col. Michael Wisniewski, former Capt. Dennis Gartland, Janet Oglesby and Col. John Koshan.

Published on February 8, 2013


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DANA M. PACE AND DAVID P. SMELKO II

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Preparing for the Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance’sa ninth annual Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show on Feb. 22 at Avion on the Water in Canfield, are, standing from left, Shelley Duffett, president of the alliance; Carol Sankovic, president of the Ohio State Medical Association; and Tammy Engle, co-chairwoman of the event and treasurer of the alliance. Sitting are Susan Yarab, event committee member, and Cassi Calderon, co-chairwoman of the event. Photo by Lindsay McCall | The Vindicator

Published on February 8, 2013


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MR. AND MRS. CORNELL DAY

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Boardman police and schools are working together for a training session this spring on how to address a school crisis, such as a shooting, said Sgt. Chuck Hillman, the school resource officer.

Published on February 8, 2013


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Detroit’s Yar Shayok (25) is elbowed in the face by Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) as Brown takes a shot during the first half of their game Thursday at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins defeated Titans, 58-53.

Published on February 8, 2013


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Youngstown State’s Kendrick Perry (3) leans back for a jump shot while being defended by Loyola’s London Dokubo (13) during the second half of their Horizon League game Thursday at YSU’s Beeghly Center. A 3-pointer by Blake Allen with 12 seconds remaining gave the Penguins the 60-59 win over the Ramblers. Perry finished with a team-high 18 points.

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John York

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Jean Guarnieri, of Liberty, a senior league bowler at Holiday Bowl in Struthers, rolled a 100 on Wednesday, which was her 100th birthday. A plaque, cake and cards also marked the occasion.

Published on February 8, 2013


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Karina Abdul-Haqq of Newark, N.J, center, completes a job application at a job fair sponsored by Swissport in Newark, N.J. The Labor Department reported Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000 last week.

Published on February 8, 2013


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Davis

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Melissa Thomas drops her egg capsule during an egg-drop contest at Hubbard community pool. Hubbard High School hosted its first science festival Thursday.

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Raul Kemp, a teacher at Trumbull County Career and Technical Center, unearths a time capsule that was buried in front of the school in 1988. Students and staff unearthed the capsule in a ceremony Thursday. One of the items inside it, inset below in story, was a senior awards program for the Trumbull County Joint Vocational School, TCTC’s original name.

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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown's Karen Flagg (14) attempts to pass the ball while Detroit's Demeisha Fambro (12) defends during the first half of the game at the Beeghly Center on February 7, 2012. The Penguins beat the Titans 58-53.

Published on February 7, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown's Karen Flagg (14) dribbles the ball down the court while Detroit's Audrey Matteson (21) defends during the first half of the game at the Beeghly Center on February 7, 2012. The Penguins beat the Titans 58-53.

Published on February 7, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown's Brandi Brown (42) shoots the ball while Detroit's Demeisha Fambro (12) and Yar Shayok (25) try to block her during the first half of the game at the Beeghly Center on February 7, 2012. The Penguins beat the Titans 58-53.

Published on February 7, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown's Brandi Brown (42) attempts to shoot the ball while Detroit's Yar Shayok (25) defends during the second half of the game at the Beeghly Center on February 7, 2012. The Penguins beat the Titans 58-53.

Published on February 7, 2013


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MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Youngstown's Liz Hornberger (21) dribbles the ball down the court while Detroit's Demeisha Fambro (12) and Senee Shearer (23) try to keep up during the second half of the game at the Beeghly Center on February 7, 2012. The Penguins beat the Titans 58-53.

Published on February 7, 2013


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Sharon Cope, president of Columbiana County Fair Board, presents a certificate of recognition to Delmar Karlen of Salem at a recent meeting. Every year individuals from across the state are recognized for their outstanding support of local fairs during ceremonies at the Ohio Fairs Convention in Columbus. Karlen represented Columbiana County Fair with this honor for his continued devotion and support.

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Dr. DeNiro

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Noble

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Currier

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Brookfield senior Ryan Mosora, shown here during a game against Edgewood this season, was one of two area players to sign with YSU on Wednesday. Kicker Connor McFadden is also headed to YSU.

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Girard’s Zane Chase (top) tries to get position against Liberty’s Robby Kurtz during their 120-pound match Wednesday night. Chase won a 13-3 major decision and the Indians beat the Leopards, 43-27.

Published on February 7, 2013


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Meyer

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Fitch defensive end Billy Price (54) sacks Cardinal Mooney quarterback Jon Saadey (16) during the Falcons’ 49-7 victory on Oct. 26, 2012, at Fitch Falcon Stadium. Price signed with Ohio State on Wednesday.

Published on February 7, 2013


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Shauna Spencer, left, and Mary Flores wash, cut and prepare thousands of apples for elementary school students’ lunches at the Youngstown City Schools’ central kitchen at Choffi n Career and Technical Center. The district bought the apples, which were grown in Greenford through the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative with the help of a grant.

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Anti-fracking activist Lynn Anderson holds a stack of petitions that she and others delivered to Youngstown City Hall on Wednesday.

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The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine is estimated to produce 148 horsepower and an estimated 258 pounds per foot of torque, with a performance capability of 0-60 miles per hour in 8.6 seconds.

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Lupo

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St. Vindent de Paul Society and Knights of Columbus Council 13586 are hosting the annual Winter Wonderland Gala fundraiser Feb. 16 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Hors d’oeurves and cocktails will be at 6 p.m. with a cash bar available, and dinner will be served at 7. More than $3,000 in cash and prizes will be given away throughout the evening. There also will be live, silent and basket auctions and entertainment by Fast Freddie of 93.3. Casey Malone will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets are available at mahoningsvdp.com or by calling Brian J. Antal at 330-690-8435. On the left is Antal, president of St. Vincent de Paul Society holding a football autographed by Brian Kelly, head football coach at Notre Dame, and Dennis Mamone, co-chairman of the gala, is holding a football autographed by Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both footballs will be among the items to be auctioned.

Published on February 6, 2013


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The Mahoning Valley Wall of Honor is a portable memorial recognizing local service members killed in action during the Vietnam War and Iraq/Afghanistan wars. The name, year of birth and year of casualty is printed on a bronze plate to honor each soldier from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. It will be on display through Feb. 15 at the Niles S.C.O.P.E. Center, 14 E. State St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Donations may be made at the visit so another wall can be built acknowledging local soldiers killed in action in the Korean War and World War II. American Legion Howland Post 700 is the sponsor.

Published on February 6, 2013


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Canfield’s Andrew Midgley (11) and Cardinal Mooney’s George Brandenstein (24) chase the ball during their basketball game Tuesday at Mooney High School in Youngstown. Canfield edged Mooney, 60-59.

Published on February 6, 2013


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Logan

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Youngstown State’s Kendrick Perry (3) attempts a jump shot against Cleveland State defender Sebastian Douglas (1) during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Wolstein Center in Cleveland. The Penguins came up short, losing 66-60.

Published on February 6, 2013


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Peter Christ, a retired New York police officer and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, explains his reasons to the Rotary Club of Cortland why he favors legalization of marijuana and other drugs. He spoke Tuesday morning at Lake Vista of Cortland retirement community.

Published on February 6, 2013


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Jim Sobien, an Austintown schools parent, holds up a sign as he conducts a protest of the Austintown school district’s job fair that took place at the Austintown branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County on Raccoon Road on Tuesday. Sobien, pointing out that teacher-contract negotiations are ongoing, was the only one conducting the protest when the job fair started.

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Holmes

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Fahey

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Brookfield’s Ryan Mosora (22) and Jeremy Quinlan (15) pursue East High’s Taylor Johnson (23) as Johnson breaks away down the court during Tuesday’s basketball game at Brookfield High School. The Panthers defeated the Warriors, 75-62.

Published on February 6, 2013


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Kesha Rhodes, waitress at Bogey’s Bar & Grill, delivers meals to the Burger Guyz.

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Mac Cowine, vice president and consultant with Cenergistic, Inc., speaks at Austintown Middle School about energy savings through the analysis and audits the company will be doing for the school district. The Austintown School Board approved a four-year contract with Cenergistics.

Published on February 5, 2013


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Bradesku

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Youngstown State’s Kamren Belin, right, blocks a shot by Valparaiso’s Erik Buggs (15) during a recent game at Beeghly Center.

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Fans and members of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers wait for power to return in the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday during an outage in the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.

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Boardman’s Emily Gibbs (34) shoots while Fitch’s Briana Edwards (34) defends during Monday’s game in Austintown. The Falcons won, 44-43.

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The Rev. Susan Brown and her husband, the Rev. Jerry Krueger, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 W. Front St., Youngstown, are shown in the Chapel of Friendly Bells. He’s holding their wedding photo from Feb. 20, 2010. The clergy couple will perform walk-in weddings and vow renewals on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, in the downtown chapel. Couples must have marriage licenses and identification.

Published on February 5, 2013


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MATTHEW SEVERN AND BRIANNE GOCLANO

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BRIAN L. MOFF AND KAREN K. STEIGER

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Fitch Interact members recently joined the Austintown Rotary and served the evening meal at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, a monthly service project for both groups. Kneeling is Colin Wilson, and standing from left are Tony Cebriak, Amanda Choma, Madison Hefner, Jaclynn Choma, Judy Cebriak and Wayne Miller a member of the Rescue Mission staff.

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/3/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL The San Francisco 49er's CEO Jed York, center, poses withYoungstown Ohio businessman Bruce Zoldan and Jed's high school friend Brian Brooke, who was the captain of Cardinal Mooney High school football team when Jed was there, outside his box before the start of Super Bowl XLV11 at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. The Francisco 49er's take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday Feb. 3, 2013Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/3/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL The San Francisco 49er's CEO Jed York pictured in his box, looks worried during the first quarter of the Super Bowl Ravens lead 14-3. outside his box before the start of Super Bowl XLV11 at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. The Francisco 49er's take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday Feb. 3, 2013Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/3/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL The San Francisco 49er's CEO Jed York, looks sad as he pats his sons head and kneels next to his wife at halftime outside his box.Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/3/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL Super Bowl XLV11 Jed York CEO othe San Francisco 49er's hangs his head as he leaves his suite at the dome after the Ravens beat the 49ers'.The Baltimore Ravens the in Super Bowl XLV11 in New Orleans at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/2/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL Sue and Ron Yarab of Youngstown ohio in SF49er's lobby with Businessman Bruce Zoldan meets a group from Youngstown Ohio in the San Franciso 49er's hotel lobby bar and passes out special Youngstown Ohio SF49er's Tshirts. Included in the group is Greg Strollo, Mike Bruno,Jeff Chrystal, and Sue and Ron Yarab all from Youngstown. Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/2/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL Youngstown Businessman Bruce Zoldan meets a group from Youngstown Ohio in the San Franciso 49er's hotel lobby bar and passes out special Youngstown Ohio SF49er's Tshirts. Included in the group is Greg Strollo, Mike Bruno,Jeff Chrystal, and Sue and Ron Yarab all from Youngstown. Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/3/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL The San Francisco 49er's CEO Jed York, center, poses withYoungstown Ohio businessman Bruce Zoldan and Jed's high school friend Brian Brooke, outside his box before the start of Super Bowl XLV11 at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. The Francisco 49er's take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday Feb. 3, 2013Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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2/3/13 New Orleans LA.-NFL Super Bowl XLV11 Jed York CEO and his father the San Francisco 49er's hangs his head as he leaves his suite at the dome after the Ravens beat the 49ers'.The Baltimore Ravens the in Super Bowl XLV11 in New Orleans at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. Photo©Suzi Altman

Published on February 4, 2013


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Prelock

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Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Ravens’ 34-31 Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

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Nick West, another employee at the studio, gives 6-year-old Isaiah Howley a temporary tattoo of a skull on his birthday.

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) and safety Bernard Pollard (31) celebrate an incomplete pass thrown by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick late in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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An unidentified worker steps through the maze of hoses being used at a remote fracking site being run by Halliburton for natural-gas producer Williams in Rulison, Colo. The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking.

Published on February 4, 2013


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Mary Jones, of McDonald, dons a Statue of Liberty costume outside of Liberty Tax Service in Girard. Jones is one of several “guerilla marketers” the business uses to advertise. The human statues stand outside most of the Liberty offices in the U.S.

Published on February 4, 2013


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Juawan Gray, a Youngstown 49ers fan, reacts to a play while watching the game at Buffalo Wild Wings in Austintown on Sunday night. Gray showed up at the restaurant an hour early to “gear up” for the big game.

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Honorary chairpersons for the Mardi Gras benefit for Hospice of the Valley set for Saturday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman are, from left, John and Ruth Straub of the Muscle Connection and John and Denise York of the DeBartolo Corp., with Liz McGarry, director of development for Hospice of the Valley. PHOTO BY MADELYN P. HASTINGS I THE VINDICATOR

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DAVID A. PATRICK AND DANA C. ELIAS

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KRISTOPHER W. BROWN AND JESSICA J. KOHUTE

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors officers who were recently installed for 2013 are from left, Charley Althof, president-elect; Debbie Parisi, past president; Sandi Bates, president; Debbie Schiffhauer, chief executive officer; and Dan Dull, treasurer.

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JAMES MECKLEY II AND KIMBERLY OSBORN

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ANTHONY J. PRECURATO AND ABIGAIL F. PAVLICK

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JOSEPH G. GODWARD AND JESSICA AL. GROSS

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MATTHEW NAGY AND KATHRYN DEFRANK

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MR. AND MRS. DAVID KIMMEL

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JOSHUA LUKENS AND HEIDI MOFF

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, will serve fish dinners beginning Feb. 15 and every Friday in Lent except March 29. Hours are from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and take-outs will be available at 3 p.m. The menu comprises baked or fried fish, parsley potatoes, pirogi, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts and beverages for $9 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12. Children under 6 eat free. Preparing for the dinners are Vince Pacileo, left, and Vickie Graora, co-chairpersons of the take-out room, and Bob Rose and Jerry Piehuta, co-chairmen of the event.

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MELISSA SFERRA AND BARRY KIMPEL

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Roberta Cencer sent in this photo. "This is Casey, my 8-year-old love of my life, dressed in one of her many lovely dresses!" she wrote.

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Showing off her sassy red outfit is Saria Drake, daughter of Darlene Drake and granddaughter of Donna Clayton, who sent in this photo. Saria, now 5, was 4 years old when she sported her favorite-color outfit. They are all from Youngstown.

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Christopher, Dominic, Tom and Santino, dressed in red.

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Nutmeg sports a red bow. Photo by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

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Which way is up? It doesn't matter when both ways are cute! Here are Carson (4) and Clara (1 1/2) Evrard, children of Chris and Jacque Evrard of Enon, Ohio. The photo, taken by the kids' father, was sent in by Joanie Ready of Columbiana, the kids' grandmother.

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Miles Horbus, 2 1/2, who could be doing his Elvis impersonation, is the son of Craig and Marcie Horbus of Rootstown and grandson of Mickey and Diane Whitacre of Girard.

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Preslie, left, and Vander, right, are decked out in their Valentine's Day gear with Hunter the dog. They're all from Poland.

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Brenda Puntel submitted this photo of the Austintown Lady Lioness Club. She said they are all "lovely Valentines who give their hearts for the Austintown Lions Club." Pictured are, front row, Miss Lou of Austintown, left, and Miss Jane of Boardman. Back row are, from left, Miss Jena, Miss Lori and Miss Pat, all of Austintown, Miss Elsa of Youngstown, Miss Brenda of Austintown and Miss Theresa of Hubbard.

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At 3 months, Isabell Grace Gulu of Campbell is already stylish. Her parents are Staff Sgt. John Gulu, with the U.S. Army in Iraq, and Denise Gulu. Photo submitted by grandmother Lenny Gulu of Youngstown.

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This is Reese, who belongs to Tracey DeProfio and daughters Taylor and Lauren DeProfio, all of Austintown. Tracey says it took all three of them to get this photo during "a fun at home photo shoot on a day when we were snowed in."

Published on February 1, 2013


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Melody and Larry Province of Sharon, Pa., submitted this photo of their favorite Valentine, their Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix. "Gizmo, our Chiapom, has been our Valentine for seven years now," they said.

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6-week-old Julia Putko, daughter of Jim and Casey Putko of Boardman, is all ready to celebrate her first Valentine's Day.

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Here is a photo of Clara from Austintown, taken by Monica Smith.

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Dianalyn Thomas of Youngstown says, Charlie Brown, her 3-year-old Pug, is waiting for his "Valentine pugs and kisses."

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Grandma Ellen Monroe sent in this photo of granddaughter Mena Monroe looking festive dressed up as a Valentine fairy.

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Here are Santino Serrano and Dominic and Christopher Ezzo-Phillips, all in varying shades of red.

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Youngstown State University student Leanna Hartsough models a red-hot hat. Photo by Lana VanAuker of Canfield, Leanna's grandma.

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Brookfield senior David Jamieson is a 4.0 student and three-sport stand out.

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Palumbo

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A $50,000 study from PA Sports & Entertainment, a Downingtown, Pa., consulting firm, recommends options to Youngstown to improve operations at the city-owned Covelli Centre. Key proposals include: don't sell or lease the facility, review the Phantoms hockey team's use of its rink, negotiate a long-term naming rights contract and study whether to build a summer amphitheater

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Teddy Foltz

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Austintown Fitch’s Megan Sefcik (11) goes up for two between Howland’s Gabby Cvengros (22) and Jordan Entler (12). Sefcik scored her 1,000th point Thursday at Howland.

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Gianna Page, 3, of Poland shows off the puppet dog she made at the Poland Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She was taking part in the “Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s” program at the library. At top, Vikki Peck, children’s librarian, reads a story while below, Emily Swantek, 3, and her baby sitter, Jyl Willoughby, pay attention during the program.

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Brookfield senior David Jamieson is a 4.0 student and three-sport stand out.

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York talks with reporters Thursday in New Orleans. The 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.

Published on February 1, 2013


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