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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.

Nikki Davis, a motivational speaker, recently visited Williamson Elementary School ...

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 ...


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.

Campbell Memorial Class of 1942 graduates recently celebrated their 70th ...

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 ...


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.

Austintown Junior Women’s League chose the Touched by Nathan Foundation ...

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 ...


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.

Jackson Diaz was born in June with Apert syndrome, a ...

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.


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.

Poland North Elementary second-grader Arikia Chism makes a purchase from ...

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, ...


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.

Mail collected in the Youngstown area will go to Cleveland ...

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 ...


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.

Aundrea Cika, Polish Youngstown director, and Jack Kravitz, owner of ...

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 ...


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.

Boardman’s Austin Downie (31) tries to shoot over Warren Harding’s ...

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.


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.

Canfield’s Marco DeLorenzo blocks a shot by Liberty’s Asim Pleas ...

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.


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

President Barack Obama gestures as he gives his State of ...

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