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During beard season Lee Griffis says he has been mistaken for a Duck Dynasty cast member or even Zack Brown. He is a 2006 graduate of Poland High School and is a truck mechanic for Lyden Oil. He is pictured here with his dad, Larry. They are involved in a construction project at the lake.

During beard season Lee Griffis says he has been mistaken ...

During beard season Lee Griffis says he has been mistaken for a Duck Dynasty cast member or even Zack Brown. He is a 2006 graduate of Poland High School and is a truck mechanic for ...


Nancy Ray of Poland sent this picture of her grandson Adam Ray of Lowellville.

Nancy Ray of Poland sent this picture of her grandson ...

Nancy Ray of Poland sent this picture of her grandson Adam Ray of Lowellville.


Guido Jannetti of Leetonia says he started growing his beard in the late 1970s when playing for the Youngstown Hardhats because he was small and it made him look more intimidating. It's been on and off since then. Entered by his wife, Tammi, who hates it.

Guido Jannetti of Leetonia says he started growing his beard ...

Guido Jannetti of Leetonia says he started growing his beard in the late 1970s when playing for the Youngstown Hardhats because he was small and it made him look more intimidating. It's been on and ...


8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno  submitted three pictures of Gary Leasure Jr. of Niles to give you an idea of how his beard progressed. This is the finished product. If you ask Leasure why he continues to grow his beard, he will tell you "Because I can." If you ask his mother, Kim Leasure, she will smile and give you a one word answer: "Lazy." Regardless of why, Gary wears his beard well.

8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno submitted three pictures of ...

8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno submitted three pictures of Gary Leasure Jr. of Niles to give you an idea of how his beard progressed. This is the finished product. If you ask Leasure why ...


This is a picture of Jesse Strickland taken at the Boardman Relay for Life 2013. Jesse was an Infantryman with the 1-41 out of Fort Bliss, and is an Afghanistan combat veteran. He could come home for visits only a few times a year. His sister, Chary Hively, has gotten involved with the Relay for Life over the years. The running joke between them was that he would be her Miss Relay entry when he got out of the service. He came home late in 2012, and for this year's Relay for Life he kept that promise to his sister.

This is a picture of Jesse Strickland taken at the ...

This is a picture of Jesse Strickland taken at the Boardman Relay for Life 2013. Jesse was an Infantryman with the 1-41 out of Fort Bliss, and is an Afghanistan combat veteran. He could come ...


Christina Buccino from Hubbard sent this picture of her cousin, David Woloschak from North Jackson. He has been growing this beard since early this year. She says, Ò Every time we see him at a family function it is fuller and fuller. David loves the hit TV series "Duck Dynasty." This picture was taken Sept. 28 at his brother's wedding. He is shown with his nephew Dominick Woloschak of Niles. He says, "I did it to do it."

Christina Buccino from Hubbard sent this picture of her cousin, ...

Christina Buccino from Hubbard sent this picture of her cousin, David Woloschak from North Jackson. He has been growing this beard since early this year. She says, Ò Every time we see him at a ...


Dan Gonder of Boardman: "I have had a beard off and on since I was able to grow one, this one for 10 years and decided to keep it when it came in gray. I thought it looked like Richard Dreyfus in "Jaws" or the real Captain Phillips. I have had the moustache since my senior year at Kennedy Catholic High School. The beard really helped because just the moustache looked too '70s, too Tony Orlando, and too much like the 1971 Oakland A's."

Dan Gonder of Boardman: "I have had a beard off ...

Dan Gonder of Boardman: "I have had a beard off and on since I was able to grow one, this one for 10 years and decided to keep it when it came in gray. I ...


Chuck Cavanaugh of New Middletown: "I grew a beard to be able to get more film parts in feature films in Los Angeles. I've had the beard for about two years."

Chuck Cavanaugh of New Middletown: "I grew a beard to ...

Chuck Cavanaugh of New Middletown: "I grew a beard to be able to get more film parts in feature films in Los Angeles. I've had the beard for about two years."


Leslie Meehan: "My husband Carl Meehan loves his beard! He started growing it after Christmas last year. The picture is from our vacation to Florida in June, and, of course, he is carrying his "Fear the Beard" cup of sweet tea!

Leslie Meehan: "My husband Carl Meehan loves his beard! He ...

Leslie Meehan: "My husband Carl Meehan loves his beard! He started growing it after Christmas last year. The picture is from our vacation to Florida in June, and, of course, he is carrying his "Fear ...


Christopher Plessinger of Salem: "No Shave November." During the month of November, the peak of hunting season, none of the men shave. Sent in by Veronica Plessinger.

Christopher Plessinger of Salem: "No Shave November." During the month ...

Christopher Plessinger of Salem: "No Shave November." During the month of November, the peak of hunting season, none of the men shave. Sent in by Veronica Plessinger.


Hairy George Nitzsky of Youngstown has had this beard long enough to be known as Hairy George all of his adult life. He says, “My beard and my hair keep me warm while I ride.” Submitted by Patricia Ott.

Hairy George Nitzsky of Youngstown has had this beard long ...

Hairy George Nitzsky of Youngstown has had this beard long enough to be known as Hairy George all of his adult life. He says, “My beard and my hair keep me warm while I ride.” ...


8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno  submitted three pictures of Gary Leasure Jr. of Niles to give you an idea of how his beard progressed. If you ask Leasure why he continues to grow his beard, he will tell you "Because I can." If you ask his mother, Kim Leasure, she will smile and give you a one word answer, "Lazy." Regardless of why, Gary wears his beard well.

8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno submitted three pictures of ...

8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno submitted three pictures of Gary Leasure Jr. of Niles to give you an idea of how his beard progressed. If you ask Leasure why he continues to grow his ...


Renee Bero writes: "I took this photo of my grandson, Hunter Troggio (a sophmore at Springfield Local High School), his dad and my son-in-law, Jordan Troggio, and my husband, Chuck Bero. All three live in New Middletown and share a certain style of beards."

Renee Bero writes: "I took this photo of my grandson, ...

Renee Bero writes: "I took this photo of my grandson, Hunter Troggio (a sophmore at Springfield Local High School), his dad and my son-in-law, Jordan Troggio, and my husband, Chuck Bero. All three live in ...


8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno  submitted three pictures of Gary Leasure Jr. of Niles to give you an idea of how his beard progressed. If you ask Leasure why he continues to grow his beard, he will tell you "Because I can." If you ask his mother, Kim Leasure, she will smile and give you a one word answer, "Lazy." Regardless of why, Gary wears his beard well.

8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno submitted three pictures of ...

8, 9 and 10. Sherry Bueno submitted three pictures of Gary Leasure Jr. of Niles to give you an idea of how his beard progressed. If you ask Leasure why he continues to grow his ...


Sam Anas, the Phantoms all-time leading scorer, credits his decision to play for Youngstown as life-changing.
And, his impact is still being felt although he is 500 miles away at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

Sam Anas, the Phantoms all-time leading scorer, credits his decision ...

Sam Anas, the Phantoms all-time leading scorer, credits his decision to play for Youngstown as life-changing. And, his impact is still being felt although he is 500 miles away at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.


Crestview’s Trevor Cope (2) is wrapped up by South Range defender Bryce Allen during a regular-season game at South Range Stadium. Both teams have advanced to postseason play. The Raiders will host Cuyahoga Heights on Friday, while the Rebels are prepping for a rematch against Liberty on Saturday.

Crestview’s Trevor Cope (2) is wrapped up by South Range ...

Crestview’s Trevor Cope (2) is wrapped up by South Range defender Bryce Allen during a regular-season game at South Range Stadium. Both teams have advanced to postseason play. The Raiders will host Cuyahoga Heights on ...


Warped siding and charred wood show the effects of a Wednesday morning fire at this 532 Dorothy Ave. home that killed a 38-year-old woman and badly burned a man. Fire investigators still are trying to determine a cause, but they are leaning toward its being accidental.

Warped siding and charred wood show the effects of a ...

Warped siding and charred wood show the effects of a Wednesday morning fire at this 532 Dorothy Ave. home that killed a 38-year-old woman and badly burned a man. Fire investigators still are trying to ...


Dale Murphy guides the positioning of trusses on Boardman Baptist Church, where he is working with Martin Eaton through Baptist Church Planters of Grafton, Ohio. The expansion of the church on Shields Road includes new sanctuary, offi ces and choir room. Construction began in June, and projected completion is September 2014.

Dale Murphy guides the positioning of trusses on Boardman Baptist ...

Dale Murphy guides the positioning of trusses on Boardman Baptist Church, where he is working with Martin Eaton through Baptist Church Planters of Grafton, Ohio. The expansion of the church on Shields Road includes new ...


Willow de Szalay, 3, looks at how pasture raised turkeys live before they head to area dinner tables for Thanksgiving. She was with her father, Ferenc, who owns Meadowhawk Farm in Champion.

Willow de Szalay, 3, looks at how pasture raised turkeys ...

Willow de Szalay, 3, looks at how pasture raised turkeys live before they head to area dinner tables for Thanksgiving. She was with her father, Ferenc, who owns Meadowhawk Farm in Champion.


Struthers quarterback Gary Muntean tries to get by Hubbard defenders Jake Frost (78) and Cole Benectic (6) during their regular-season game in Struthers. The Wildcats narrowly missed the postseason last year and
were bound and determined not to let that happen again this season. And, their hard work paid off: Struthers
will host Lakeview on Friday in Week 1 of the 2013 playoffs.

Struthers quarterback Gary Muntean tries to get by Hubbard defenders ...

Struthers quarterback Gary Muntean tries to get by Hubbard defenders Jake Frost (78) and Cole Benectic (6) during their regular-season game in Struthers. The Wildcats narrowly missed the postseason last year and were bound and ...


Diamonique Washington, a Harding Elementary School student, shows off the new coat, gloves and scarf she got from the Rotary Club of Youngstown. The club raised nearly $18,000 to buy coats and scarves for all the students at the Youngstown school. Youngstown State University’s Rotaract Club raised money to buy the gloves.

Diamonique Washington, a Harding Elementary School student, shows off the ...

Diamonique Washington, a Harding Elementary School student, shows off the new coat, gloves and scarf she got from the Rotary Club of Youngstown. The club raised nearly $18,000 to buy coats and scarves for all ...