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Lt. Col. Donald E. Rasile, left, U.S. Army retired, was presented with the Military Officers Association of America Ambassador Award by Lt. Col. Michael Wisniewski, U.S. Army retired, at a recent installation banquet ceremony at Consolidated Activities Center of the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station in Vienna. The award is presented for exemplary civic and military service to the local chapter, their community and the country. Rasile is a charter member of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the MOAA, served as second vice president and is currently its historian. During his tenure, he served as the membership chairman and brought recognition to the chapter as a National Category One winner for recruiting new chapter members. He and his wife, Bonita, reside in Boardman.
Added: Thu, January 24, 2013
A protester holds a placard that reads “no” in Greek and English outside the European Union house during an anti-bailout demonstration in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Wednesday.
East’s Deontay Scott shoots the ball for the Red Team against the White Team’s defender Ryan Strollo of Ursuline during the boys’ game at the Al Beach classic. Red downed White, 75-61, and Scott earned MVP honors.
A group of students from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany is working on a proposal to develop land in Youngstown along the Mahoning River. The students, from front left, are Romina Loch, Jenny Kerkoff and Madita Bush, and, back from left, Adam Berecki and Valerie Heeks.