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Struthers Rotarians Dan Becker, second from left, and Tom Baringer, right, welcome new members, Chuck Campbell, left, and Ernie Ciarniello at a recent meeting. Campbell retired from Schwebel Baking Co. after 32 years in sales and supervision and now works for Becker Funeral Homes. Ciarniello worked for Becdir Construction and JET Excavating and in 2005 took over Ernie’s Barber Shop for his father.

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The Harlem Globetrotters’ “Big Easy” Lofton (52) wipes the sweat off his face before getting a kiss from fan Denise Stoneman of Boardman during Wednesday’s exhibition basketball game against the Global Select at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown.

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Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver

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YSU’s Kendrick Perry (3) dunks the ball during the fi rst half of Wednesday’s game against Horizon League leader Valparaiso at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Perry posted 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Penguins, who knocked off the No. 1 Vikings, 80-68.

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The Fairhaven School student body, along with staff and parents cheered as the school’s Bulldogs mixed it up on the basketball court Wednesday with athletes from Girard High School during the second annual Winter Classic exhibition basketball game. Participating from Fairhaven, include cheerleader Erin Pessell.

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In this Dec. 5, 2012, photo, containers are unloaded from cargo ships at the Port of Los Angeles. The U.S. economy shrank unexpectedly in the October-December quarter of 2012, at an annual rate of 0.1 percent.

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Lexxi Haluska, an eighth-grader at St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary School, poses in front of her science-fair project. Sixth- and eighth-graders presented their projects Wednesday for multiple judges.

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Shawn Tedesco, Teddy’s father, is comforted by an unidentified family friend, left, as the boy’s grandmother, Sara Foltz, sits at right during Wednesday’s initial Struthers Municipal Court appearance of Zaryl G. Bush, 43, who is charged with rape and murder in the boy’s death.

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Ursuline Center plans dinner Preparations are under way for the Ursuline Center’s sixth annual Valentine’s Day dinner. Pictured are Chef Rich Herrera, who is catering the event, and committee member Mary Yvo Assion. They have been taste-testing dishes for the event, which will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the center’s auditorium, 4280 Canfield Road, Canfield. Herrera owns Canfield’s Broad Street Diner with his wife, Zina. The Burke School of Irish Dance will entertain. Tickets are $25 per person and include food and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Ursuline Sisters. For information and a complete menu visit theursulinecenter.org. For tickets, call Peggy Eicher at 330-717-6806. Photo: Special to The Vindicator.

Published on January 30, 2013


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Austintown Rotary prepares for annual reverse raffle The Rotary Club of Austintown is preparing for its annual Reverse Raffle set for 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. Tickets include a dinner for two, open bar and chances to win cash prizes up to $2,000. Cost of tickets is $150. Pictured, in front and from left, are Deanna Spirko, the Rev. Karl Rein, Dr. Mitch Dalvin and Dr. Ram Kasuganti, and, in back, are Tracy Kaglic, Brian Frederick, Bruce Laraway, Dr. Michael Cafaro and Mark Cole. Photo: Special to The Vindicator

Published on January 30, 2013


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Poland’s George Chammas (33) fights off Niles defender James Tate (23) during the second half of Tuesday’s game in Poland. The Bulldogs bounced the Red Dragons, 69-51.

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Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton answers questions Tuesday during a news conference at the team’s training facility in Berea. Disappointed that he was not hired as a head coach, Horton feels the league’s Rooney Rule to promote minorities works despite contrary statistics.

Published on January 30, 2013


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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham answers reporters’ questions from the seats of the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Tuesday during media day for Super Bowl XLVII. Manningham, a Warren Harding graduate, will be sitting out Sunday’s big game after suffering a knee injury during a regular-season game against Seattle.

Published on January 30, 2013


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Springfield’s Jared McTigue (32) tries to block Mineral Ridge’s Corey Phillips (1) during an Inter Tri-County Tier One game Tuesday in Mineral Ridge. The Tigers edged the Rams in overtime, 58-54.

Published on January 30, 2013


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In this Jan. 20 photo, a woman shops at a Nordstrom store in Chicago. U.S. consumer confidence plunged in January to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting higher Social Security taxes that left Americans with less take-home pay.

Published on January 30, 2013


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Construction work continues on a new Tractor Supply Co. store in Austintown. The 19,000-square-foot store is at 6225 Mahoning Ave., and a tentative opening is scheduled for May 25.

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Lori Lamb, former office manager at Morris Drain Service Inc., awaits sentencing for theft from that company Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Judge Lou A. D’Apolito put her on probation for five years and ordered her to make $124,000 in restitution.

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Ted Heineman, left, and Dave Smith place a wreath where President William McKinley’s boyhood home once stood in celebration of McKinley’s 170th birthday. Both men are members of the Poland Historical Society and Town One Streetscapes, which organized Tuesday’s commemoration. McKinley, pictured top left in his Civil War uniform, graduated from Poland schools and later worked as a postal clerk and teacher in Poland.

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GM CEO Dan Akerson’s 2012 compensation package was set at $9 million.

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Pat “Pinky” Pinkerton of Salem is overcome with emotion at a surprise celebration at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, for her 50 years with the hospital. She gets an encouraging arm from registered nurse Donna Flauto.

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William d Lewis The Vindicator Ridge's Corby Phillips(1) collides with Springfield's Mark Schuler(12) during 1rst half action Tuesday at Ridge. Schuler was charged with the foul.

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William d Lewis the Vindicatore Springfield's Jared McTigue(32) and Brandon Chamberlain(34) sandwich Ridges Brandon Perkinsduring 1 rst half action Tuesday at Ridge.

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William d Lewis the Vindicatore Springfield's Jared McTigue(32) tries to block Ridge's Nate PalmerCorby Phillips(1) during 1 rst half action Tuesday at Ridge.

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William d Lewis the Vindicatore Springfield's Jake Ohlin(5) passes around Ridge's Zac Hagy(11) during 1 rst half action Tuesday at Ridge.

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William d Lewis the Vindicator Springfield's Eoghan Bees (13) puts up a basket during 1 rst half action Tuesday at Ridge.

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William d Lewis the Vindicatore Springfield's Jared McTigue(32) drives around Ridge's Nate Palmer(23) during 1 rst half action Tuesday at Ridge.

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William d Lewis the vindicator Ridges Brandon Perkins(33) goes for 2 past Springfield's Jared McTigue(32).

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William d Lewis the vindicator Ridge's Nate Palmer(23) goes for 2 past Springfield's Jared McTigue(32).

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Fire crews from Boardman, Austintown and Canfield battle an apartment blaze that broke out about 8:30 a.m. Monday at 6849 Lockwood Blvd. in Boardman. A woman was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Published on January 29, 2013


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Mike Hardie and Ron Gorski hang up a banner supporting the San Francisco 49ers on Monday in front of the Boardman Township Government Center on Market Street. The banner was paid for out-of-pocket by township trustees. The 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in the Super Bowl.

Published on January 29, 2013


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Fitch’s Megan Sefcik, right, battles Lakeview’s Abby Pavlik for control of the ball as Rebecca Mansell (20) watches Monday. Sefcik took control in the second half as Fitch won, 69-47.

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Ravens QB Joe Flacco

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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

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From left, Columbiana’s Khylea Fullum, Lowellville’s Rachel Durbin and Columbiana’s Megan Cutlip wrestle for the basketball during Monday’s showdown.

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Anthony “Buckets” Blakes of Phoenix, Ariz., a member of the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters, teaches Lauren Ladd, a fourthgrader, some ball-handling moves. Blakes also conducted an anti-bullying prevention program for the children Monday at St. Patrick Parish Center, Hubbard.

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Rotary hosts students who attended Sojourn At a recent gathering of Austintown Rotary, Ron Carroll, president, welcomed guests, from left, Penny Wells, retired Youngstown teacher, and Michelle Morgan from East High School and Sarina Chatman from Chaney High School. Last year, they participated in Sojourn to the Past that takes students to visit Civil Rights sites in the South and students receive social studies credit. Rotarian Jerry Haber introduced the guests. Rotary will sponsor a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Maronite Center in Youngstown. The reverse raffle event will include dinner, dancing, basket auction and chance to win $2,000 in cash prizes. For tickets, contact any Rotary member or Deanna Spirko at 330-545-1550.

Published on January 28, 2013


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Shepherd of the Valley celebrates Operation Santa Paws Shepherd of the Valley Poland (SOV) collected cat and dog food, treats, beds, blankets, cleaning supplies and toys during the holiday season for Operation Santa Paws, a drive to benefit area animals. A donation for Alchemy Acres was received by Steve Sacco, left, holding Chanel; Katie Sacco with Palamino; Paula Blakeman, SOV Poland activity director and Santa Paws organizer, with Roxie; and Julie Sacco. In back is Donnie Fatou, a materials management clerk for SOV.

Published on January 28, 2013


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Rotary helps expand kids’ vocabulary SunAmerica Financial Group made a donation to Struthers Rotary of $7,500 on behalf of Rotarian and Sun America employee Tom Baringer. With this donation and contributions from other club members, the Rotary was able to apply for a literacy grant. The grant has allowed the Rotary to donate dictionaries to third- and fourth-graders in Struthers, St. Nicholas, Lowellville and Campbell. Also for each school, a donation of atlases, fourth-grade thesauruses, encyclopedia dictionaries, Spanish/English dictionaries and dictionary/animal gazetteers were made available to students. Pictured are Rotarians Marge Diorio, front left, Tom Baringer, Mike Evanson and Paul Paris with third- and fourth-grade students from Struthers Elementary and some of their donated books.

Published on January 28, 2013


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Cedar’ s Lounge, the legendary Youngstown rock club, ends its 38-year run at its downtown Youngstown location this week. It will be moving into this property at 706 Steel St. on the West Side. Owners hope the new location is open by late next month.

Published on January 28, 2013


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LaBrae junior Peyton Aldridge has honed his game in the off season by playing with one of Ohio’s top AAU teams — one of the keys to competing with the state’s best.

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QB Smith handles backup role with class

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President William McKinley’s 170th Birthday Celebration in Poland will include a wreath hanging at the white picket fence at the Home Savings and Loan parking lot, where McKinley’s house used to stand.

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The sign at Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown advertises the January meal; future meals, which are open to all, are planned the fourth Tuesday of the month.

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Roberta M. Cykon of Fowler, above and right, created Integrity Beauty of Women of Excellence to help women who want to reinvent their lives. She says Integrity Beauty borrows from the beauty pageant concept to lead others to Christ. For her efforts, she was named Tiara magazine’s Inspiring Woman of the Year and was the cover model of a recent issue. PHOTO BY MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR

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ROSEMARIE ORSINI AND JUSTIN WHITE-LOWTHER

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Second Chance Animal Rescue is sponsoring its 13th Annual Night at the Races on Saturday at the Saxon Club. From left, holding a few of the rescued cats, are Lori Osborne, Helen Dolak, Jo Ann Barrows and Gordy Morgan. PHOTO BY ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR

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The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown presented awards at its December banquet. In front from left are John Kolar, horticulture; Dan Burns, Bill Carney Bronze; Bob Stas, certificate of appreciation. Standing are John Schinker, President’s; and Bob Fink and John Fox, certificates of appreciation. Missing winners were Bill MacPherson, certificate of honor; Sam Eddy, outstanding new member; Don Brown, Master Gardener; and Vince Camp, Heritage.

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CHAD E. WRIGHT AND JENNIFER M. HARMON

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MR. AND MRS. RICHARD BRAY

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KATIE L. WILLIAMS AND BRENNAN D. SPAULDING

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GREG McATEE AND CARLY DANKO

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BETHANY N. CAMP AND ANDREW J. MEYER

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MR. AND MRS. DON HIMES

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PATRICK R. KELLY AND LISA M. DAVIS

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The Snowflake Ball will be Saturday at the Regency House. Epsilon Mu Omega Snowflake Ball committee members, from left, are Annie Constant, chapter president; Sandra Smith-Graves, co-chairwoman; Robin Bradley, treasurer; and Carole Prestley, hostess. Not pictured are Beverly Fortune, co-chairwoman; Alnita Bryant-Russell and Carol Herian.

Published on January 25, 2013


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Bishop George V. Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown had a Thursday news conference to address reports that 11 men settled out of court as a result of sexual abuse at Warren JFK High School.

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Shlomo Jacobs-Velde, 4, concentrates on putting foam and paper pieces together to make a floral centerpiece during a program related to Tu B’Shevat, the “new year” for trees in the Jewish tradition. Shlomo and his father, Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde of Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Boardman, attended the program this week at Temple El Emeth in Liberty.

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Canfield’s Paige Baker (10) tries to get past Fitch defender Megan Sefcik (11) during their basketball game Thursday at Canfield High School. The Cardinals defeated the Falcons, 63-57.

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving on Thursday was named an Eastern Conference reserve for next month’s All-Star Game in Houston.

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Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) goes for the layup against Cleveland State’s Haley Schmitt (40) during the first half of Thursday’s game at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. The Penguins bested the Vikings 72-63 with help from Brown, who matched her season high with 28 points and added 17 rebounds.

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In this Jan. 15 photo, Racheel Weston stands in line with a few hundred other job-seekers during a job fair hosted by the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in fi ve years, a positive sign that layoff s have fallen and hiring may pick up.

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The Apple logo is seen on an Apple store in San Francisco. Apple shares plunged Thursday after the company reported quarterly results that point to slowing growth after five blowout years.

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Champion’s Mackenzie Kiser shoots her 1,000th career point on a free throw during the first period of a game Thursday against Campbell at Champion High School. The Golden Flashes routed the Red Devils, 61-22.

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Linda Crosby, a peer mentor at YSU’s Center for Student Progress, performs during the breakfast.

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Ohio Star Quilters installed 2013 club officers and began the group’s monthly meetings recently. Standing is Linda Kristo, secretary; and seated, from left, are Verna McNeill, treasurer; Sherril Johnson, first vice president; and Missy Shaffer, president. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Howland S.C.O.P.E. Senior Center. Its purpose is to practice the art of quilting excellence through education. All are welcome to attend. Large and small projects are planned and taught throughout the year. Members will sponsor their 26th annual Quilter’s Day Out on May 1 at DiVieste Banquet Room, 754 North River Road, Warren. The speaker will be Karen Phillips Scwallen, and there will be vendors. Coffee, juice and roll, luncheon, a display of quilts and smaller items, and a 50-50 raffle also will be available. Entry donations are $25 per person, and tickets will be on sale beginning Feb. 1. For tickets call 234-414-7001.

Published on January 24, 2013


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The sanctuary of Our Lady of Hungary Church in Youngstown, which closed in February 2012, exemplifies Carpathian iconography and symbols of the Transylvania region. Many church members used their skills to build and furnish the church, which dates to 1929.

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) and the Toronto Maple Leafs Colton Orr (28) throw punches during the first period of their NHL game Wednesday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Maple Leafs won 5-2. It was Pittsburgh’s first loss of the season.

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The Cleveland Browns’ new offensive coordinator Norv Turner at the team’s practice facility in Berea on Wednesday.

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Instead of a trip to New Orleans for a Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick could have used his right arm as a pro pitcher in the Majors. Four years ago, Kaepernick was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, who were unable to lure him away from his first love: football.

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Youngstown State’s Kendrick Perry (3) goes up for a layup around Wright State defenders Kendall Griffin (15) during Wednesday’s Horizon League game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Perry had his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Penguins downed the Raiders, 68-61.

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St. Joseph the Provider School in Youngstown recently sponsored a wine and cheese tasting fundraiser for school benefactors. Shown, from left, are Bishop George V. Murry; Patti Wanat, chairwoman of the school board of directors; Richard Burke, president, Catholic School Management of Madison, Conn., who provided the wine tasting; Cheryl Jablonski, school principal; Mimi Kerrigan, chairwoman for the event; and the Rev. Michael Swierz, school president. Chef Michael Alberini of Boardman catered the event, which featured a video about the school made by Rich Hahn of Keynote Media in Youngstown. For information on the school, visit stjoesjaguars.com or call 330-259-0353.

Published on January 23, 2013


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Judy Jones member of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, speaks outside the Mahoning County prosecutor’s office Tuesday. Jones said SNAP has gotten new reports of sex abuse in the Youngstown Diocese.

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Steak, chicken, vegetables and rice at Tokyo House.

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, right, hugs Vernon Davis after defeating the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the NFC Championship game in Atlanta.

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Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith (32) moves the ball past Iowa’s Mike Gesell during the second half of a game Tuesday in Columbus. Ohio State won 72-63.

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Phantoms goaltender Sean Romeo stops a shot by Team USA’s Tyler Motte during a Dec. 21 game at the Covelli Centre. Romeo’s two game suspension is over and he’ll be in goal on Friday against the Indiana Ice.

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Josh Bartell opened Bartell’s Cupcakery in Struthers in February 2011, appeared on the reality competition TV show “Cupcake Wars” and moved the bakery to 82 N. Main St. in Poland as 2012 came to a close. Now, with the help of other local businesses, Bartell is planning to give back in a big way with a free wedding.

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Lock P. Beachum Sr.

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Unusually cold conditions Tuesday closed most Mahoning Valley schools. As a results, many students hit the ice at the indoor Ice Zone in Boardman. At left, from left, Taylor Vanasdale, 14; Alexis Madeline, 17 and Jared Vanasdale, 17 enjoy their unexpected day of recreation. Conditions will remain cold today with wind chills dropping to minus 17.

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Nikki Harley, left, Shalyse Bolash, Talia Musolino, Paula Blakeman, Shepherd of the Valley Poland activity/volunteer director and Operation Santa Paws organizer, are shown with donations received for Animal Charity from SOV’s Operation Santa Paws.

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Struthers’ Ray’Quan Phifer (23) shoots over Hickory’s Marcus Sonoga during the first quarter of their game Tuesday at the Covelli Centre. Hickory won 60-33.

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The recent rainfall and melting snow put Mosquito Lake’s water levels back up to normal after last summer’s drought.

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Mariah Wilson of Youngstown holds her 4-month-old son, Daniel Graham Jr., during a prayer at the Associated Neighborhood Center’s seventh annual citywide baby shower that took place Monday at the McGuffey Centre in Youngstown.

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The Rev. Lawrence C. Underwood of Youngstown speaks to participants at the 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Workshop, which was Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown.

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President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama during The Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration festivities in Washington on Monday.

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A carnival dancer performs at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Miami on Monday. Events honoring the slain civil-rights leader took place across the country.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao (17) puts up a shot against the Indiana Pacers’ David West during the first half of a game in Indianapolis. Varejao will miss the rest of the season after a blood clot was found in his right lung.

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Yole Conte of Austintown holds the cookbook she put together with old family recipes handed down from generation to generation.

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Five generations are represented in the Marsh family. From left are Linda Haught of Elyria, great-grandmother; Homer Marsh of Austintown, great-great-grandfather holding baby Kaylee Griffin; Tammy Griffin of East Liverpool, grandmother; and Brandon Griffin of East Liverpool, Kaylee’s father.

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ANTHONY ALLEN AND HELENA EUSANIO

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DANA PITZULO AND CODY ALLEN

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The Links Inc., Youngstown Chapter, met for its 11th annual Christmas gift gathering luncheon in December at Holiday Inn South. Guests took gifts for children at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and Beatitude House. A $500 donation also was presented to the Needle’s Eye. Anne Cobbin, event committee chairwoman, was assisted by committee members Sarah Brown-Clark, Juanita Davis and Marge Staples. More than 200 guests attended and a fur show was presented by Weiss Furs. Youngstown Chapter President Krishmu Shipmon welcomed guests and made the presentations. From left are Staples, Brown-Clark, Shipmon, Rescue Mission executive director Jim Echmet, Jan Beachum, Cobbin, Davis, Joan Boyd, Wanda Smith, Anita Bryant-Russell and Juanita Williams.

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MR. AND MRS. DENNIS KATSARAS

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The Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs had its annual Christmas party at Tippecanoe Country Club with music provided by Jack Ciarniello, followed by a drawing for special holiday prizes. Members took books for the children at Beatitude House. From left are Debra Kostelic, president; Ciarniello; Sally Schlabaugh, treasurer; and Rusti Puromaki, first vice president.

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TRACY L. GULLING AND SAMUEL J. LEFTWICH

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MR. AND MRS. RAYMOND NEMETH

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Plans are under way for the 27th annual Trumbull County Women’s History Celebration. Committee members seated from left are Heather Sarko, Renee Maiorca, chairwoman Esther Gartland, E. Carol Maxwell and Roz Jackson. Standing are Stephanie Furano, Theresa Salcone, Judie Hartley, Eddie Wolcott, Beky Davis, Pam Hallett and Martha Ellers. Committee members not shown are Irene Buccino and Julie Vugrinovich.

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Geoff Moore speaks to attendees during a Thursday community outreach event conducted in Niles by Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course to inform prospective bidders about how to get involved in racino construction.

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Poland’s Rachael Robertson (14) tries to get past Fitch defender Briana Edwards (34) during the Falcons’ fourth annual “Think Pink Game” on Thursday at Fitch High School in Austintown. The Falcons defeated the Bulldogs, 46-25.

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Youngstown State’s Brandi Brown (42) puts up a shot against Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Emily Decorah (3) during the first half of Thursday’s game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Brown posted 18 points in the Penguins’ 67-50 win over the Panthers.

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Deluxe Corp. Foundation awarded the YWCA of Youngstown a $5,000 grant to support its transitional housing program, which was established in 1991 and provides shelter to more than 25 individuals. Supportive services are also offered. YWCA of Youngstown has been involved in the development and management of housing for homeless and marginalized women since 1904. Other program areas include early care and education, youth development, health education and empowerment programs. Paul Brown, human resources facility manager of Deluxe, is shown giving the check to Leah Brooks, executive director of the YWCA of Youngstown.

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Makayla Mawyena, a student at Williamson Elementary School, in Youngstown listens during a program about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday at the school.

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John Wendle, a Youngstown native, has covered the war in Afghanistan as a journalist.

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Notre Dame on Wednesday issued a release saying a story about Manti Te’o’s (5) girlfriend dying, which he said inspired him to play better as he helped the Fighting Irish get to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.

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Canfield sophomore Connor Brady competes Wednesday in the 200-meter butterfly relay during a swim meet against Alliance at the YSU natatorium. The boys remain undefeated, with Brady poised to make a return to state competition.

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The Rev. Lewis Macklin talks about civil-rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks and the second inauguration of President of Barack Obama during a Martin Luther King Jr. program Wednesday at Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown.

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Colin Lynch sits at the console of the pipe organ at Stambaugh Auditorium. Lynch, of Boston, came to Youngstown this week to record an album on the organ.

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Miller Rod & Gun spokesman Mike Miller holds up two guns that look very different but can fire the same caliber of bullet. On the bottom, he is holding a Mossberg semiautomatic .22 long rifle with a 25-round capacity, and on the top is a Rossi pump-action .22-caliber rifle with a 17-round capacity.

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Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviews cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” in Austin, Texas, on Monday. The two-part episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air nationally Thursday and Friday.

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Wal-Mart employees Jon Christians and Lori Harris take job applications and answer questions during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield campus in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and nation’s largest private employer, said Tuesday it is making a pledge to boost its sourcing from domestic suppliers and hire more than 100,000 veterans.

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Jarelle Watkins, 14, also an eighth-grader in the program, tweaks the solar- and wind-energy plan in the city that he and his teammates designed and built for the competition.

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Slow and steady is the pace as parts of the steeple, the spire and lantern are moved by a crane from the roof of First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown, to the ground Tuesday. The spire will be stored, but the lantern and louvre, the wooden structure remaining on the church roof, will be demolished because they are beyond repair.

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Sample of several small seafood appetizers at Steamers Tavern

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Warren Harding’s King Garner (14) goes for a layup during the Raiders’ game against East on Tuesday at Warren.

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Brookfield’s Jeremy Quinlan (15) scores a layup over LaBrae’s Carl Brown, left, during Tuesday’s basketball game at Brookfield. Quinlan scored a game-high 25 points in the Warriors’ 66-61 victory.

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Lakeview’s Abby Pavlik (3) looks to pass as Poland’s Marissa Trevis (22) defends during the first half of a game Monday night. Lakeview used full-court pressure to pull away from a first-quarter tie for a 45-29 victory.

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The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority plans a $6.2 million renovation of International Towers, a 17-story apartment complex in downtown Youngstown for elderly and disabled low-income people. The 173-apartment complex at 25 Market St. opened early in 1981.

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Conovas Crawford, 8, of Youngstown, mixes ingredients to make glue at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology in downtown Youngstown.

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Fans watch the action in Cleveland Browns Stadium during a game between the Cleveland Browns and the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 23, 2011.

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Youngstown Christian’s Kayla Rios (14) and Cardinal Mooney’s Brie Ozenghar (24) chase a loose ball during the first half of a game Monday night. Youngstown Christian won, 39-35.

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Western Reserve Fire District personnel pose with the department’s new $414,000 fire engine. The Saber model engine from Pierce Manufacturing was ordered in April and arrived Dec. 29. It replaced a 1983 engine that was worn down and did not meet current safety standards. Firefighters have transferred equipment to the new truck and undergone training on how to use it.

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The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown recently honored two members of its Youth Gardening Program. Dave Causer, program coordinator, presented certificates to 9-year-old Greta Graffius, left, and Katelynne, McHugh, 12, for their third place finishes in the national sunflower growing contest. Each of the girls grew a sunflower head measuring 14 inches. For information about the youth program call Causer at 330-548-3669.

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Ballet Western Reserve will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Patrick Church hall, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Ballet company dancers, in front from left, Maeli Foley, Izzy Aey and Jena Styka, hold pasta, a poster and serving dish. In back are parent guild members, Lisa Foley, left, and Anna Aey. Adult dinners will be $7, YSU students with identification and 3- to 12-year-olds cost $5 and those under 3 eat free. Take-out orders will be available. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at Ballet Western Reserve. There also will be a basket auction, 50-50 raffle and bake sale. All proceeds go to Ballet Western Reserve.

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Members of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown are planning their annual Legislative Brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at Youngstown Country Club, 1402 Country Club Drive. The event is open to the public, and the program will feature issues of school finance and reform of Congress and the Senate. Admission will be $22.50 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations send a check payable to LWVGY to Karen Lazarus, 4213 Glenwood Ave. #1, Youngstown, OH 44512, or call 330-788-8946. Among those planning the event are, standing from left, Marion Gillette, Michelle Simonelli and Kathleen Dragoman, and, seated, Corliss Green. For league information visit www.lwvy.org, email info@lwvgy.org, call 888-781-1176 or go to League of Women Voters on Facebook.

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Bonnie Weaver, left, and Patti Griffin count donations at Sunday’s Relay for Life kickoff event at Austintown Community Church.

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David Keene, president, National Rifle Association

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Stephen Prebonick, a state soil scientist, analyzes soil to determine whether a proposed pond site has characteristics that will allow a pond to hold water.

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Dan Reger, left, has known convicted murderer Shawn Jarrett’s mother and father for 15 years. Now that he’ll be a neighbor of Shawn’s, he said he believes in giving him a chance.

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) catches a pass under Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) in the second half of Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game in Atlanta. The Falcons slipped by the Seahawks, 30-28, on a 49-yard field goal by Matt Bryant with 8 seconds to play.

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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) catches a 33-yard touchdown pass against Houston Texans linebacker Barrett Ruud during the second half of the AFC divisional playoff Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. Vereen scored three times for the Patriots, who bested the Texans, 41-28.

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This image provided by General Motors shows the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. General Motors unveiled the revamped Corvette, the first new version of the iconic sports car in nine years, Sunday in Detroit.

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Convention attendees tried out Intel’s Creative Interactive Gesture Camera development kit at the Consumer Electronics Show on Friday in Las Vegas.

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Ohio State’s DeShaun Thomas (1) drives down the court as Michigan’s Trey Burke (3) tries to keep up during Sunday’s NCAA basketball game in Columbus. Thomas posted 20 points for the No. 15 Buckeyes, who handed the No. 2 Wolverines their first loss with a 56-53 win.

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John R. Getchey, executive director, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

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Lowellville Rod and Gun Club’s new executive board, from front left, includes Chuck Houck, CMP; Sinisa Pavetic, roads and grounds; Tomas Molina, farmer sportsman; and Mark Cole, membership chairman and president of the 501(c)(3) committee. In back row are, from left, Jim Hruska, vice president; Russell Myers, recording secretary; Ann Theis, treasurer; Andy Douglas, president; Ed Rigelsky, senior trustee; Victor Hernandez, sergeant of arms; James Fellows, financial secretary; and Dave Grimm, junior trustee. The club is taking applications for new members. Contact Cole at 330-720-0381 or markcoleins@aol.com, or Steve Raseta at 330-301-0927 or stevanraseta@gmail.com. Tours are given at 6225 Quarry Road at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month of the gun range, club house, outdoor trap range, rifle range, archery course and 10-acre stocked lake.

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Aut Mori Grotto presented a $2,000 check to Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman for the construction of a new playground. The funds are from the 10th annual Monarch’s Golf Outing at Lakeside Golf Course last fall. The same group of Grotto Prophets donated their labor for construction of the playground. Jerry Carden is holding the check. Grotto members, from left, are George Brainard, Glenn McClain, J.J. Losasso, Bill Schiraldi, George McClelland, Pierre Shawver, Dave Poorman, Carmen Pompeii and John Factor. Grotto members not pictured are Joe Humansky and Sean Craig.

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Bree Bishop (32) of Girard goes to the hoop against LaBrae’s Ashlee Stubbs (45) during their basketball game Thursday in Girard. The Indians downed the Vikings, 52-34, with Bishop scoring a game-high 16 points and grabbing 16 of the team’s 31 rebounds.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar fires a pass against the Denver Broncos. On Thursday, Kosar revealed publicly for the first time that he suffered for years with headaches, insomnia and slurred speech as the result of years of punishing hits in the NFL. The Boardman native revealed that he has found some relief with a doctor he feels can help hundreds of ex-players dealing with the effects of playing pro ball.

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Youngstown State’s Shawn Amiker (4) collides with Detroit’s Nick Minnerath (34), who is charged with a foul, during the first half of Thursday’s game at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Titans routed the Penguins, 101-60.

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Holly Eberly, 11, right, a member of Girl Scout Troop 80420, of Canfield, watches Audra Carlson, OH WOW! education manager, during a science program at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology in downtown Youngstown.

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Trucks move in on the unbuilt part of Lanterman Road in Austintown that will be renamed once the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course is built.

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Jeanie Price of Austintown got her influenza shot Thursday at the Mahoning County health department on Westchester Drive, Austintown. Nurses administered about 350 doses of vaccine during clinics Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Detroits Doug Anderson (23) pulls down a rebound past YSU's Kendrick Perry(3) during 1rst half action Thursday 1-9-13 at YSU.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Shawn Amiker of YSU (4) collides with Detroit's Nick Minnerath(34) during 1rst half action Thursday 1-9-13 at YSU. Minnerath was charge with a foul.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator YSU's Shawn Amiker(4) and Detroit's Jason Calliste(10) during 1rst half action Thursday 1-9-13 at YSU.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator YSU's Damian Eargle(21) is hemmed in by Detroits Ugochukwu Njoku(15) and Anton Wilson (32) during 1rst half action Thursday 1-9-13 at YSU.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator YSU's Shawn Amiker(4) gets around Juwan HowardJr( 2) of Detroit during 1rst half action Thursday 1-9-13 at YSU.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator YSU's Kendrick Perry(3) keeps the ball from Jason Calliste(10) of Detroit during 1rst half action Thursday 1-9-13 at YSU.

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Shown are Ron Carroll, left, Austintown Rotary president, and Michele Merkel, Junior Achievement speaker. Austintown School Superintendent Vince Colaluca introduced Merkel at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Austintown. Merkel said JA invests in education, serving more than 600 classrooms in the area. Austintown Middle School, led by teacher Michelle Porter, is planning a JA Day on May 10. They need 30 volunteers and financial contributions to help them teach six lessons about the economy and world trade. Photo is Special to The Vindicator.

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Matt Alspaugh, minister with the leaning steeple..The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, on elm has decided to remove its steeple, which has fallen into disrepair, and store it at CASTLO Industrial Park pending possible restoration or replacement.

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From left, James McClellan, Brandy Johanntges, Holly Ceci and Frank Martin star in “God of Carnage” at the Youngstown Playhouse.

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Michele Green, 22, of Youngstown sobs as she listens to a victim-impact statement in common pleas court. She pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated vehicular homicide.

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The Rev. Ronald Lee Pyles, pastor of Victory Harvest Ministry in North Jackson, appears in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court as Judge James C. Evans announces guilty verdicts against him on rape and gross sexual-imposition charges. The pastor will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Jan. 23.

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Former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel talks with then Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur during training camp. At this point, Tressel’s name has not officially come up as a candidate to replace the fired Shurmer.

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Boxer Dannie Williams works out at Southside Boxing Club in preparation for his NABF lightweight fight against John Molina on Friday at the Indian School in Santa Fe, N.M. Williams, a St. Louis native, is looking to rebound after his loss to Hank Lundy last March.

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Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of AIG, arrives for a meeting of the insurance company’s board of directors Wednesday in New York. AIG decided Wednesday not to join a lawsuit against the government that spent $182 billion to save it from collapse.

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Kathryn Hatch, a member of Glenwood Christian Fellowship in Boardman and promoter of its cafe, Sounds and Grounds, talks about the benefits of organic foods. She’s holding her 19-month-old daughter, Talia Pearl. The cafe will be the site of a fundraiser Saturday for Goodness Grows.

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Trumbull Senior Production, under the direction of Jason Burgermyer, performed four Christmas shows for Girard Senior Citizens, Dollar Bank Retirees, St. Edward Church and the Holiday Inn Christmas party. Performers were, front row from left, Jo Ulery and Bill and Dorothy Luzar; in back are Ruby Lee Jordan, Susette Liddle, Judy Mackey, Leslie Wilkerson, Jean Bolinger, Fred Fulton, Jeannie Trask, Becky Noftsinger, Lupe Cohen and Carol Bovee. The TSPC dancers, singers and entertainers will perform their annual show June 1 and 2 at Champion High School. For information, call 330-847-6888 or 330-881-4066.

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The annual Christmas bazaar sponsored by Girard Junior Women raises funds to benefit the community. Among members who worked on this year’s fundraiser are, from left, Lynn Nastase, Laura Sobnosky, Kathy Fricker, Kathy Rossell, Martha Altier and Roberta Lawrentz, and seated, Bree Quesenberry. The women’s group recently made donations to Emmanuel Community Care Center, Girard High School scholarships and robotics and community beautification.

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Trumbull Retired teachers have announced officers and committees for 2013. Officers are, from left, Denise Deltondo, president; Ellen King, financial secretary; Linda Cowin, recording secretary; Carol Pinney, president-elect; and Patrick Pinney, treasurer. Committee members are Alberta Morales, chaplain; Charlotte Jessup, historian; Ruby Hawkins, ORTA trustee; Barb Wright, past president; Betty Jean Bahmer and Marilyn Stanton, community; Mary Fuller, hospitality; Ann Oakes, protective services; Denise Bartholomew, legislative; Barb Wright, Dottie Fogel, Nancy Countryman and Dorothy Blake, mailing; Jane Cribbs, membership; Judy Zimmer and Mary Alice Seaborn, name tags; Kathy Funtulis and Jessup, necrology; Anna Mae Cuchna and Diana Bauman, pre-retirement; Roselyn Gadd, public relations; Ruby Hawkins, Joyce Faiver, Una Ford, Libby Whetson, Donna Pate and Marcia Overhold, scholarship; Deltondo and Kathy Luhaney, spelling bee; Elaine Bernatowicz and Gretchen Reed, telephone; and Elsie Whetzel and Bernatowicz, raffle.

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Ohio State guard Lenzelle Smith Jr., left, grabs a rebound under Purdue guard Anthony Johnson in the first half of a game in West Lafayette, Ind., on Tuesday.

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Poland’s George Chammas (33) goes to the hoop against LaBrae during their game on Tuesday in Leavittsburg.

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The Burger Guyz at Shale Tavern & Grille

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The Canfield High hockey team includes two female players — goaltender Megan Cole, left, and forward Brittany Bettile. Both are juniors.

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Crews began tearing down Pilgrim Collegiate Church on the Youngstown State University campus Tuesday. The area will be used, at least initially, for green space — opening up the view to Jones Hall, the original building on campus.

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A sign marks land being cleared by Turner Construction Co. for the Austintown racino, slated to be finished in 2014. Though Penn National Gaming Inc., owners of the property, can clear the land, construction is being held up by approval of a transfer of license from the Ohio Racing Commission.

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The Austintown Zoning Office is set to demolish this house at 3889 New Road once it approves a bid for the demolition. Nine houses are set to be demolished as part of a program this year, funded by a Moving Ohio Forward grant. Two of the houses are under the Mahoning County domain, proposed to be demolished with Neighborhood Stabilization Fund monies.

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Youngstown Area Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America officers are shown at a recent holiday party at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. From left are Julia Kerner, treasurer; Charlotte Gengler, corresponding secretary; Carole DeWitt, president; Mary Jane Brosko, assistant recording secretary; D. Todd Murdock, recording secretary; and Ruth Ebert, second vice president. Laura Crawford, first vice president, was absent. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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Carol Wilson, one of the owners of the Times Square Restaurant in Kinsman, stands inside the restaurant. She and her husband are hoping to convince the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to back off on a demand for payment of a $70,000 fine for the environmental damage the EPA says their former septic system caused during the first two years Wilson and her husband operated the restaurant.

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Halcon Resources is beginning its work to drill Trumbull County’s first horizontal gas well on this property in Burghill.

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In this image from video, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, talks to the media as Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, stands next to him, in New York, early Sunday.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is hit by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger as right guard Mike McGlynn, a graduate of Austintown Fitch High, blocks during the second half of their AFC wild card playoff game Sunday. The Ravens won, 24-9.

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Kent State running back Dri Archer crosses the goal line to score against Arkansas State in the second quarter of the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

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Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson crosses the goal line for a touchdown during the first half of their NFC wild card playoff game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Sunday. The Seahawks won, 24-14.

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Holly Naples of Warren models a wedding gown Sunday during the Premier Bridal Show at the Covelli Centre. The bridal show sponsored by Evaline’s Bridal and Thom Duma Fine Jewelers, both of Warren, attracted wedding vendors and throngs of prospective brides from across the region.

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William D Leewis The Vindicator Lisa Milosevic holds her son Luka, 2, as the watch burning of the yule log during Christmas eve service Sunday 1-7-12 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown.

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William D Leewis The Vindicator Rev Milan Medakovic conducts blessing during Christmas eve service Sunday 1-7-12 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown. The yule logs were then placed on hte fire outside the church.

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William D Leewis The Vindicator Rev Milan Medakovic conducts blessing during Christmas eve service Sunday 1-7-12 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown. The yule logs were then placed on hte fire outside the church.

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William D Leewis The Vindicator Sofija Drobnjak, 6, of Hudson kisses a cross held by Rev Milan Medakovic during Christmas eve service Sunday 1-7-12 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown.

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William D Leewis The Vindicator Rev Milan Medakovic annoints a parishioner with oil during Christmas eve service Sunday 1-7-12 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Wilmingotn HS cheerleaders Jenna Gates, left, and Alyssa Davis wear shirts remembering classmate who was killed in traffic accident.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Somber faced students at Wilmingotn HS wear white in honor of classmate killed in traffic accident.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Brendon Monstwil, 10th grade, remembers his classmate and friend who was killed in a traffic accident.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Wilmington cheerleaders Katelyn Corner, left, and Emily Reed, both 10th graders, pet therapy dogs while school pyschologist Dr. Cynthia Wright looks on during a basket ball game Saturday 1-5-13 at Wilmington shools. A student was killed in a traffic accident Friday and a large crowd turned out at the basketball game.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Wilminton teacher Sally Hiers remembers student who killed intraffic accident.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Wilmington HS students embrace before Sat.1-5-13 basketball game at their school. A classmate was killed friday in a traffic accident. They are from left Alexa Bretz, 10th grade, Ethan Seeber, 11th grade, Dakota Boyle, 10th grade and Emily reed, 10th grade.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Somber faced students at Wilmingotn HS wear white in honor of classmate killed in traffic accident.

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William D. Lewis the Vindicator Wilmingotn HS 11th grader Chelsea Rogel painted a cross on her face to remember classmate killed in traffic accident.

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Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will host a new membership open house with a ladies social at 6 p.m. Monday at Glenellen, 9661 Market St., Boardman. This has been a tradition in Mahoning County since 1979. New officers for 2013 are, from left, Sperry Rongone, president of Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League; Corky Nosek, GFWC Ohio state president; Linda Crish, GFWC Ohio director of junior clubs; and Yvonne Ford, GFWC Ohio assistant director of junior clubs. The club promotes friendship and volunteering to benefit worthwhile causes. Those interested in joining or learning about the organization may call Ford 330-718-2013 or 330-755-6828.

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Aidan Markey, a first-grader at Holy Family School in Poland, picks out a gift for his pet during a Santa’s Workshop at the parish center.

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Austintown Trustees recently participated in a Celebrity Bartending fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings in Austintown. The trustees raised more than $350 in tips in two hours as bartenders. Shown from left are trustees Jim Davis and Lisa Oles and newly elected Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler. Other elected officials who participated were Jerry Green, Mahoning County sheriff; Mike Sciortino, Mahoning County auditor; and John McNally, Mahoning County commissioner. Proceeds will benefit 75 Austintown families in need, and one family will receive a shopping spree at Walmart.

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For more than 50 years the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized individuals, groups and businesses with awards for making a positive difference in the community. Sponsors for the Feb. 24 awards banquet include, in front from left, Chris Davis of Sitler the Printer; Ellen Witmer-Bowman of Das Dutch Village Inn; and Dr. Richelle Keleman of Columbiana Medical Center. In back are Doug Nybell of Crystal Dragon Family Martial Arts; Derrick Hart of Staff Right; Sean Holloway of Holloway Insurance; and Randall Hart of New York Life. Other sponsors are representatives of All Points Physical Medicine, Home Savings & Loan, Farmers Bank and Wilson’s Furniture. Nominations for this year’s award banquet should be submitted to Chamber of Commerce, 328 N. Main St., Columbiana, or at www.columbianachamber.com by Jan. 25. Criteria also may be found on the website. Honorees will be recognized at the 60th annual awards banquet at Das Dutch Village Inn. Steven T. Ruwoldt, president and chief executive officer of Salem Community Hospital, will be featured speaker. For banquet reservations call the chamber office at 330-482-3822.

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Above, Addison Miller, a kindergarten student at Holy Family Parish in Poland, and her mom, Jacci Miller, search for the perfect gifts at a recent Santa’s Workshop at the center. Jacci also was one of the coordinators of this year’s workshop. Below, Gianna Bindas, also a kindergarten student at Holy Family, and her father, Tom Bindas, also shop at the workshop.

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MR. AND MRS. JOE KUBIK

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JACLYN TROLIO AND ADAM STEGEMANN

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JOHN P. JACOLA AND TARA L. PREGIBON

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DAVE SESS AND CARLA MICO

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Nicole Brooks, left, prepares a gyro at Walrus Subs on Raccoon Road in Austintown. She and owner Alie Ruheim have worked together for a year, and she says the restaurant is a “home away from home” for her.

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Canfield’s Rachel Tinkey (21) goes up for a layup as she is defended by Poland’s Kasie Serich (32) during the first quarter of their All-American Conference American Division basketball game Thursday at Canfield High School. The Cardinals routed the Bulldogs, 56-18.

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Mark Koontz, chief meteorologist for 21 WFMJ-TV, works on a forecast at the station. Koontz is retiring, and his final weather report will be today.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomore wrestler Shirley Flynn warms up before a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomre wrestler Shirley Flynn warms up before a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomore wrestler Shirley Flynn warms up before a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomore wrestler Shirley Flynn wrestles C.J. Latronico, a Hubbard freshman in the 106 pound class during a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomore wrestler Shirley Flynn prepares to wrestle C.J. Latronico, a Hubbard freshman in the 106 pound class during a recent practice. Coach Don Newell Jr. is in background. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

Published on January 3, 2013


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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomore wrestler Shirley Flynn wrestles C.J. Latronico, a Hubbard freshman in the 106 pound class during a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomre wrestler Shirley Flynn warms up before a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

Published on January 3, 2013


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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomore wrestler Shirley Flynn wrestles C.J. Latronico, a Hubbard freshman in the 106 pound class during a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomre wrestler Shirley Flynn warms up before a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Hubbard sophomre wrestler Shirley Flynn warms up before a recent practice. She is one of just a few girl wrestlers in the state.

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Erin Lenhart of Boardman says her resolution is to take more pictures this year so she is able to capture more beautiful moments like this one of her niece, Skylar Rae, who is playing in the leaves!

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Eugene Magalotti of Hubbard sent this image of the members of the Arthritis Exercising Group at the Hubbard Community Pool. They meet from 11 a.m. to noon. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Grandma Marilyn caught her granddaughter Alexis smiling in her sleep She says it represents her resolution of getting more shut eye this year!

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Marissa and Mario Antonelli, 8 and 10, respectively, grandchildren of Ron and Bridget Antonelli of Liberty Township, are enjoying the winter snowstorm during their recent holiday visit here with their parents, Tammy and R.J. Antonelli, from Raleigh, N.C. They made a great snowman with acorn eyes, a carrot nose and broccoli sprouts for its mouth. The snow was a real treat for everyone..

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Lakeview’s Justin Journey (3) tries to pass the ball under pressure by LaBrae’s Chris Clevenger (1) during their All-American Conference basketball game Wednesday at Lakeview High School in Cortland. The Vikings dominated the Bulldogs, 77-19.

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Chip Kelly, Oregon footall coach, and soon to be Browns’ coach?

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Youngstown State’s Heidi Schlegel (15) drives down the court against Bucknell’s Sheaira Jones during Saturday’s home game. Since returning from a concussion to start the season, Schlegel (aka “the team’s second-leading scorer and rebounder”) has come off the bench in the last nine games, fueling a Penguins team that no longer runs out of gas at the end of games.

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Josh Shaull, owner of Airtistix Airbrush in Eastwood Mall, displays his painting of a Great Dane named Baxter. At top, Shaull airbrushes details on a T-shirt.

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Wells Fargo Advisors announced a $3,000 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank to help fund “Feed Our Community” in the Mahoning Valley. The announcement was made earlier this month. The grant is one of nearly 300 basic needs grants made throughout the United States by the company to build strong communities and improve quality of life to make a positive difference. Shown holding the oversized check are Susan Roach, left, client associate, and her son, Trent; David A. Croutch, branch manager of Wells Fargo Advisors; and Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. Photo: Special to The Vindicator

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Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St., Niles, will allow Christmas decorations to remain for its next open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A special collection of Santas in the dining room show the different mediums used to produce the various examples. After viewing the 14 rooms, refreshments will be served in the Westenfield Room. Cost is $5 per person and free for children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. For information call 330-544-2143. Recently classmates and friends on a special tour paused by the tree for a picture. From left are Gina DeSimome, Nicole Adduci, Jonna Dunn, Jordan Smith, Chloe Miller and Laura Altobelli. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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Trumbull Retired teachers have announced officers and committees for 2013. Officers are, from left, Denise Deltondo, president; Ellen King, financial secretary; Linda Cowin, recording secretary; Carol Pinney, president-elect; and Patrick Pinney, treasurer. Committee members are Alberta Morales, chaplain; Charlotte Jessup, historian; Ruby Hawkins, ORTA trustee; Barb Wright, past president; Betty Jean Bahmer and Marilyn Stanton, community; Mary Fuller, hospitality; Ann Oakes, protective services; Denise Bartholomew, legislative; Barb Wright, Dottie Fogel, Nancy Countryman and Dorothy Blake, mailing; Jane Cribbs, membership; Judy Zimmer and Mary Alice Seaborn, name tags; Kathy Funtulis and Jessup, necrology; Anna Mae Cuchna and Diana Bauman, pre-retirement; Roselyn Gadd, public relations; Ruby Hawkins, Joyce Faiver, Una Ford, Libby Whetson, Donna Pate and Marcia Overhold, scholarship; Deltondo and Kathy Luhaney, spelling bee; Elaine Bernatowicz and Gretchen Reed, telephone; and Elsie Whetzel and Bernatowicz, raffle. Photo: SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

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The Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Macklin II leads the congregation in worship during the annual Emancipation Proclamation and Installation Service, which was Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Youngstown. State Sen. Nina Turner of Cleveland was the main speaker.

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Chef Daimer Cescon of Venice, Italy, cooks in the new kitchen at D’Vino.

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The lower banquet room of Alberini’s in Niles was recently renovated into D’Vino. The new restaurant offers a fine-dining and wine experience that customers would expect to find in a larger city.

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Hostesses Kolbie Foust, left, of Girard and Aimee Creatura of Hartford are shown in front of D’Vino’s wine cellar.

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YSU’s Bobby Hain (20) passes around Kent’s Melvin Tabb during the first half of a game in November. Hain and the Penguins open league play in Chicago this week.

Published on January 2, 2013


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Lynnette Kimako Miller, right, a local Kwanzaa event coordinator, watches as Mercedes Dykes, 8, left, and her sister and Aniaya, 6, light candles during the final day of Kwanzaa. The McGuffey Centre hosted an event Tuesday on the final day of the seven-day holiday.

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Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday to discuss the fiscal cliff bill. Biden had been shuttling between the White House and Capitol Hill to help with negotiations.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Lynnette Kimako Miller, right, watches as sisters Mercedes , 8, left, and Aniaya Dykes light candles during Kwanzaa celebration Tuesday at McGuffey Centre. Miller was one of the coodinators of the event.

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William D Leiws the Vindicator Tyler Wagner,11, holds an african flag during Kwanzaa celebration Tuesday at McGuffey Centre.

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William D Leiws the Vindicator Harambee dancers perform an African folk dance during Kwanzaa celebrationTuesday at McGuffey Centre.

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William D Lewis the Vindicator Youth hold African flags during Kwanzaa celebration Tuesday at McGuffey Centre.

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William D Leiws the Vindicator Harambee drum corp plays during Kwanzaa celebrationTuesday at McGuffey Centre.

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William D Leiws the Vindicator Jade Frazier, 12, member of Harambee dancers performs plays during Kwanzaa celebration Tuesday at McGuffey Centre.

Published on January 1, 2013


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William D Lewis the Vindicator Tyler Wagner,11, holds an african flag during Kwanzaa celebration Tuesday at McGuffey Centre.

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William D Leiws the Vindicator Isaiah Carter, 9, member of Harambee drum corp plays during KwanzaacelebrationTuesday at McGuffey Centre.

Published on January 1, 2013


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