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

West Branch's Logan Sharp tries to avoid being slamed down ...

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


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

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

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


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

Howland's Jordan Radich hangs on to Wauseon's Aaron Schuette while ...

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


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

Beaver Local's Ren Foster attempts to mount an offense from ...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Beaver Local's Jason Keyes attempts to stop the takedown attempt ...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Beaver Local's Jason Keyes tries to avoid being pinned by ...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Crestview's Matt Hardenbrook controls the back of Mohawk's Grant Price ...

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


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

West Branch's Kenneth Faulkner hangs on to the leg of ...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Crestview's Matt Hardenbrook shakes off Mohawk's Grant Price after a ...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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.

Betty Shultz sent in this photo of her grandson, Peyton ...

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.


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.

Here's a close-up of J.J. Stevens, 5, of Mineral Ridge, ...

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.


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

Clyde and Flossie Salser sent in this photo of their ...

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


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.

Sara Root of Liberty submitted this photo of her nephew ...

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.


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

Ariel Morar of North Lima smiles big for a portrait. ...

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


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

Logan Cheney of Liberty says it all with his shirt. ...

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


Ayla Mosley of New Castle poses with an audience.

Ayla Mosley of New Castle poses with an audience.

Ayla Mosley of New Castle poses with an audience.


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.

Gladys Rodriguez sent in this photo of her late sister, ...

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.


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

Pretty in pink, red and pearls is Skylar Sheridan of ...

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


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

Riley Sweder of Columbus gives Sasha a lift. Photo sent ...

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


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

Here are Kristin Bernat and John Andrews, all smiles on ...

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


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

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

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


Ayla Mosley of New Castle fits right in looking cute.

Ayla Mosley of New Castle fits right in looking cute.

Ayla Mosley of New Castle fits right in looking cute.


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.

Matt Close of Salem serves in the U.S. Navy and ...

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.


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

Alexia Ferguson was 5 in June when this colorful photo ...

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


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

Julianna Hornikel met Santa at the lighting of Canfield Village ...

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


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.

Fran Necko sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Gabrilla, ...

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.


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.

Dominic Antonio Lee, 5 months, smiles while meeting his PaPa ...

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 ...


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.

Is Peyton Shultz of New Middletown all smiles before the ...

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.


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.

Reid Bennett of Chicago and Stephanie Berger, originally from Youngstown ...

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.


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

Keely Cugini of New Castle, Pa., is probably well-known to ...

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


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.

Jamar Hamlett must be a big SpongeBob fan. He was ...

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.


Robin Wesson of Youngstown shows her beautiful smile.

Robin Wesson of Youngstown shows her beautiful smile.

Robin Wesson of Youngstown shows her beautiful smile.


"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.

"Grammie Sue" Kachurek says this photo of her grandsons, 5-year-old ...

"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.


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.

Ryan sent this in, with this note: "My grandma wanted ...

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.


Here's Sydney Beckman, 5, of Boardman.

Here's Sydney Beckman, 5, of Boardman.

Here's Sydney Beckman, 5, of Boardman.


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.

Lots of smiles are packed in there! From top left ...

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. ...


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.

Shirley Bradick of Youngstown sent in this photo of her ...

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, ...


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.

Marcilee Kinerman, 6, of Alpharetta, Ga., beams while meeting her ...

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.


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

Julian DiRobbio of Boardman, 2, offers up a "Mona Lisa ...

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


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.

Jocelyn Richley, now 2, was 6 months old when this ...

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.


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.

Jennifer Raspanti of Poland sent in this photo of her ...

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.


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!"

This photo of Daniel Morris and his puppy Chloe keeps ...

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 ...


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!"

Revved up and ready to go is 2-year-old Landon Black ...

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!"


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!

Grandma Paula D'Apolito of Boardman, who sent in this photo, ...

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 ...


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

Lily Gentile of Poland looks angelic. Linda Gentile, Lily's grandmother, ...

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


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

Kim and Mike Porter toast at an African wedding in ...

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


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

Two-year-old Connor Blanco is the grandson of Frank Blanco of ...

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


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

Taylor Smith and her dad, Paul Smith of Butler, Pa., ...

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


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

Justine Cannatti of Columbus was glad to be home in ...

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


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.

Essie Richard of Howland sent in this photo of grandson ...

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.


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

Mary Ann Navarro sent in this photo of her granddaughter, ...

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


This cute photo was submitted by Addie.

This cute photo was submitted by Addie.

This cute photo was submitted by Addie.


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

Owen Blanco, 6, and Connor Blanco, 2, are the grandsons ...

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


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

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

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


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

Kaylee McLaughlin is the daughter of Brian McLaughlin of Austintown ...

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


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

Bailey and Jordyn of Hubbard share some sister smiles. Photo ...

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


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.

Debbie Skica sent in this photo of her husband, Dan ...

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.


This photo was also sent in by Tamesha Elliott.

This photo was also sent in by Tamesha Elliott.

This photo was also sent in by Tamesha Elliott.


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

Louie and Mia Bracco ham it up for the camera. ...

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


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

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of Leanna ...

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


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.

Blanket-and-pillow forts and childhood go hand-in-hand. Luke, Marc and Ava ...

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.


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

Rochelle Blanco of Boardman sent in this photo of her ...

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


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

J.P. Genova of Poland smiles for a portrait. Photo sent ...

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


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

Joshua Guy of Poland loses his first tooth. Photo sent ...

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


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.

Just because 2-year-old Riley Cox of Austintown chipped her front ...

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.


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

Playing in the sprinkler is Samuel Pacora of Girard. Photo ...

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


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

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

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


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.

Snow days can definitely make kids smile! Marc, Luke and ...

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.


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

Samantha Sodeman of North Jackson. Photo sent in by Aunt ...

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


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.

Leo Manning, son of Samantha and Patrick Manning, just turned ...

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.


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

Leanna Hartsough in the leaves. Photo sent in by Lana ...

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


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

Here's another smiley shot of Logan Cheney of Liberty, keeping ...

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


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

Shelby is all smiles playing in the snow. Christopher Toth ...

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


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.

Here's Taylor Smith with her grandpa, Jack Sodeman, both of ...

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.


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.

Adyson Baxten, 3, of Hubbard, is delighted to play dolls ...

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.


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

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

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


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.

Here's a photo of little Gianna hanging out with Presley, ...

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.


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

Jackie Cannatti of Poland calls this photo of Jodie Guy, ...

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


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

Samantha Sodeman's first Christmas smile. She's from North Jackson. Photo ...

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


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

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

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


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

Timmy Kerr of Poland grins for his dad, Gary Kerr, ...

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


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

McKenna Sweeney of Boardman holds newborn Giada Musser of Canfield. ...

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


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

Bev Craig sent in this photo of her happy granddaughters, ...

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


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

Lorenzo Michael Testa of Boardman was two months old when ...

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


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

Lorenzo Michael Testa of Boardman was two months old when ...

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


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

All excited over his new pet is Cameron Kelley of ...

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


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

Laura Kosiorek, coach Katrina Brumfield and Leanna Hartsough smile over ...

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


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

Leanna Hartsough proudly shows her YSU colors. Photo sent in ...

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


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

Timmy Kerr of Poland has a fun day with his ...

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


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

Kayla and Timmy Kerr of Poland watch TV together. Photo ...

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


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

This picture of Sophia Testa of Boardman was taken with ...

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


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.

JoEllen Fincham of Youngstown sent this photo of her grandson, ...

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.


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.

Jared Remias of Canfield was a toddler when this picture ...

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.


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

This photo of Brady F. Hodge was sent in by ...

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


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.

This is 2 1/2-year-old Natalie Elizabeth Mihalik, daughter of of ...

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 ...


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.”

Stefan John Thompson was 26 when he passed away Feb. ...

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 ...


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.

Horizon League high jumpers win first and second in February ...

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.


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

Ava Acevedo of Boardman is all smiles at her "baking ...

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


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.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Seven exceptional Austintown Fitch track athletes ...

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 ...


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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.

Youngstown’s Nathan Walker (10) and Sam Anas (7) battle Chicago’s ...

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 ...


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.

The Canfield girls basketball team — led by seniors, from ...

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 ...


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.

Howland’s Gabe Stark (in orange) tries to take down Jeff ...

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, ...