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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.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Aut Mori Grotto recently sent 22 ...

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, ...


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.

Linda Spencer, left, and Sherry Ziegler, members of Bethel Lutheran ...

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.


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

Attorneys David Rouzzo, left, and Matt Pentz of the Ohio ...

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


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.

Dispatcher Bill Davis checks a multitude of screens and readouts ...

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 ...


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.

Fitch’s Quincy Higgins (22) and John-Mark Weisman of Howland butt ...

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.


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.

ESPN’s “SportsCenter” selected Sam Anas’ shootout goal in the Phantoms’ ...

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.


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.

Standing in front of a ship propeller, President Barack Obama ...

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.


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

Nick Mancini is among 17 area wrestlers who will be ...

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