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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Mike Audi of Poland attempts to free himself from the grasp of Zeck Lehman of Revere during their 170lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: David-Brian Whisler of Howland prepares to take the back of Reyse Wallbrown of Indian Valley during their 152lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Zeck Lehman of Revere rides the back of Mike Audi of Poland during their 170lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Mike Audi of Poland attempts to free himself from the grasp of Zeck Lehman of Revere during their 170lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Nick Cardiero of Girard attempts to hop out of bound before having his leg kicked out by Joey Meek of W. Salem Northwest during their 170lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 3 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014:Logan Sharp of West Branch stuffs a take down attempt from Jquan Fisher of Toledo Central Catholic during their 285lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Mario Graziani of Boardman attempts to get out from between the legs of Bo Ransom of Madison during their 145lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 1 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: The West Branch coaching staff celebrates after a pin by Logan Sharp over Jquan Fisher of Toledo Central Catholic during their 285lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center...I could not get ID's of the coaches. I could not find them in the arena, and no one knew what their names were.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Mike Audi of Poland is picked up by Zeck Lehman of Revere before being slammed to the ground.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: David-Brian Whisler of Howland and Reyse Wallbrown of Indian Valley wrestle on the mat during their 152lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Dustin Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont picks up Korey Frost of Canfield before slamming him to the mat during their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Dustin Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont rides the back of Korey Frost of Canfield during their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014:Daniel Hasson of Beaver Local controls Josh Mossing of Toledo Central Catholic as the two grapple on the mat during their 138lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Korey Frost of Canfield walks off the mat while Dustin Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont has his arm raised in victory by the referee after their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Daniel Hasson of Beaver Local attempts to hold on to the leg of Josh Mossing of Toledo Central Catholic, as Mossing attempts to take his back during their 138lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Korey Frost of Canfield holds on to the leg of Dustin Warner of Uhrichville Claymont as the two wrestle on the mat during their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Korey Frost of Canfield rides the back of Dustin Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont during their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Georgio Poullas of Canfield slips out of the grasp of Chandler Minnard of Bloom-Carroll and will get a reversal during their 126lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Georgio Poullas of Canfield controls the back of Chandler Minnard of Bloom-Carroll during their during their 126lb consolation bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Korey Frost of Canfield rides the back of Dustin Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont during their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Korey Frost of Canfield holds on to the leg of Dustin Warner of Uhrichville Claymont as the two wrestle on the mat during their 120lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Mike Audi of Poland attempts to get out from under Aaron Schuette of Wauseon during their 170lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Logan Sharp of West Branch celebrates after a pin of Joshua Kemph of Warsaw River View after their 285lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: David-Brian Whisler of Howland picks up Mike Repko of Vermilion before taking him to the mat during their 152lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: David-Brian Whisler of Howland takes out the leg of Mike Repko of Vermilion before taking him to the mat during their 152lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Josh Mossing of Toledo Central Catholic rides the back of Daniel Hasson of Beaver Local during their 138lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Mike Audi of Poland attempts to work off his back while being rolled over by Aaron Schuette of Wauseon during their 170lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: David-Brian Whisler of Howland controls the back of Mike Repko of Vermilion as he attempt to crawl out of bounds during their 152lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Logan Sharp of West Branch has his arm raised by the referee in victory after a 285lb championship bracket bout during the 2014 division 2 state wrestling tournament at Schottenstein Center.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Sister Martha Reed at Potential Developement center .works with Noah Funk..... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Sister martha Reed at Potential Developement center ...... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Clowning around with her students...Sister Martha Reed at Potential Developement center ...... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Sister Martha works with an I Pad on quick math problems. l-r Tyler Wolfrod -Becky- Cory Fielder - Halston Glaspell.Sister Becky Reed at Potential Developement center ...... - -30-. ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR......... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Sister Martha Reed at Potential Developement center .clowing around a bit with Sister Becky is Tyler Wolford....... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Sister Martha Reed at Potential Developement center .works with Noah Funk..... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Sister Martha Reed at Potential Developement center ..Using music to get students to exercise Sister Becky isnt above joining.. in.... Halston Glaspell -becky- Tyler Wolfrod and Halston Glaspell.... - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR...Sister Martha Reed at Potential Developement center ..Using music to get students to exercise Sister Becky isnt above joining.. in.... Halston Glaspell -becky- Tyler Wolfrod and Halston Glaspell.... - -30-.

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Sean Thomas and Michelle Nittoli

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Branch, recently welcomed Dr. Donna DiBlasio, Youngstown State University professor, who spoke about the Youngstown History Center of Industry and Labor. From left are Doug Wilcox, vice president of Friends of the Austintown Branch; Dr. DiBlasio; and Judy Cebriak, secretary of Friends.

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The students of St. Patrick School in Hubbard recently celebrated the 100th day of school by setting a goal to collect 100 cans of food for a local pantry. Some of the students participating, from the left, are Kelly Dovellos, Elijah Arnaut, Christian Arnaut and Guy-Michel Kaho.

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Taylor N. Carkido and Brian J. Cowles

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Eric Holtzman and Angela Durham

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McGuinness

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John M. Mancini and Laura M. Hassay

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Joseph V. Merando and Michelle M. Welch

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Kelly

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The Garden Forum of Youngstown is preparing for its annual spring meeting April 5 at the Davis Center. From left are Mary Schall, president of Garden Forum; JoAnn Vlacancich, third vice president and member of Garden Gate Garden Club of Poland, the hostess club; and Suzanne Kessler, owner of Suzanne’s.

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Carmela Kiraly and Quentin Reuter

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Tom Cushing, a production expert at Fast Signs, cuts down a sheet of anti-Senate Bill 1062 signs that read “Open For Business To Everyone,” in Phoenix. Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help persuade Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays based on the owner’s religious beliefs.

Published on February 28, 2014


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Ginny Meloy , director of Poland Presbyterian Weekday Preschool from 1984 to 1999, and the Rev. David Gilbert, pastor of Poland Presbyterian Church, sit in one of the preschool classes, where a wooden toy train from 1958 remains a fixture. The preschool will be re-launched in September after a year off. A summer camp also is planned.

Published on February 28, 2014


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Emily, left, and Abby Hemphill of Berlin Center feed two of their three steers they’ll enter into the Canfield Fair’s market-steer project category this year. The 11-year-old and 16-year-old, respectively, belong to the 4-H Club, and within the next few months also will select their entries for the market swine and market feeder project categories.

Published on February 28, 2014


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Dale Hatch, left, goes over a plea agreement with his attorney, John Juhasz. He pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted aggravated murder, felonious assault and involuntary manslaughter and will be sentenced in April.

Published on February 28, 2014


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Youngstown State’s Melissa Thompson goes for a layup during the first half of Thursday’s Horizon League game against UIC at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins fell to the Flames, 73-65.

Published on February 28, 2014


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Poland’s Mike Audi rolls over Tye Smith of Washington Court House for the pin in their match in the 170-pound weight class of the Division II state wrestling tournament Thursday in Columbus. Audi was one of eight local wrestlers to advance on Day 1 of competition and the only local to record a pinfall.

Published on February 28, 2014


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Ursuline’s Tanaya Beacham drives around Mary Ritter of Springfield on Thursday at the Division III district semifinal at the Struthers Fieldhouse. Beachum posted a game-high 27 points for the Irish, who downed the Tigers, 61-44. Ursuline faces South Range in the title game on Saturday.

Published on February 28, 2014


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David-Brian Whister of Howland slips out of a takedown attempt from Andrew Dunn of Hamilton Ross during their 152lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Mitch Tikkanen of Jackson-Milton attempts to gain control of Brady Barnett of Milan Edison as the two wrestle on the mat during their 113lb Division 3 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Published on February 27, 2014


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C.J. Frost of Canfield attempts to avoid being tripped by Josh Mossing of Toledo Central Catholic during their 138lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Daniel Hasson of Beaver Local takes down Preston Bowshier of Springfield Kenton Ridge during their 138lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Georgio Poullas of Canfield goes for the slam of Luke Leonard of Fostoria during their 126lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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David-Brian Whister of Howland attempts to work to the back of Andrew Dunn of Hamilton Ross during their 152lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Korey Frost of Canfield scores points with a near fall of Mike Stewart of Marengo Highland during their 120lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Nick Cardiero of Giard makes a move to take the back of Jared Pack of Centerburg during their 170lb Division 3 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Nick Cardiero of Girard looks for a opening to make a move on Jared Pack of Centerburg during their 170lb Division 3 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Zach Jamieson of Brookfield has his wrist controlled by Jake Datz of London Madison Plains during their 170lb Division 3 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Korey Frost of Canfield attempts to drag down Mike Stewart of Marengo Highland down to the mat during their 120lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Georgio Poullas of Canfield works to control the arm of Luke Leonard of Fostoria during their 126lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Alex Potts of East Liverpool attempts to throw Josh Venia of Toledo Central Catholic to the mat during their 106lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Mario Graziani of Boardman scores points with a near fall of Trey Grine of Fremont Ross during their 145lb Division 1 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Mike Audi of Poland rolls over Tye Smith of Washington Court House to go for a pin during their 170lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Camran Rezapourian of Fitch attempts to take down Jakob Hinz of Westerville North during their 170lb Division 1 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Cody Martsolf of Beaver Local attempts to go for the trip of Jquan Fisher of Toledo Central Catholic during their 285lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Camran Rezapourian of Fitch attempts to take down Jakob Hinz of Westerville North during their 170lb Division 1 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Logan Sharp of West Branch attempts to free his arm from the control of Chase Henderson of Franklin during their 285lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Mike Audi of Poland works to take the back of Tye Smith of Washington Court House during their 170lb Division 2 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Mario Graziani of Boardman attempts to take the back of Trey Grine of Fremont Ross during their 145lb Division 1 championship bracket bout during the State High School Wrestling meet on February 27, 2014 at Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Atty. Neil Atway

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Atty. Scott Cochran

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Allison Oltmann of the American Heart Association spoke recently at a meeting of the Youngstown Lions Club in honor of National Wear Red Day. She informed members about heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, including early warning signs and ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Oltmann also congratulated CVS for its decision to stop selling tobacco products.

Published on February 27, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR From left are Rosemary Kokor, Grace Kontiris and Donna Lewis, who launched the February meeting for Beta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Kokor and Lewis were hostesses, and Kontiris spoke to the group about the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Trumbull County. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes excellence in education and growth of women teachers.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Darius Rucker performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards with a performance of "Wagon Wheel" at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Published on February 27, 2014


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Hornberger

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Howland wrestler David-Brian Whisler, bottom, practices with Canfield’s Georgio Poullas during wrestling media day on Tuesday at Canfield High School. Whisler, who will compete this weekend in Division II, is looking to improve on his fourth place finish at last year’s state tournament.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Struthers Ray’Quan Phifer (4) blocks a shot by West Branch’s Jerian Thomas during the second half of their Division II sectional semifinal Wednesday at the Struthers Fieldhouse. The Wildcats defeated the Warriors, 71-58, behind Phifer, who scored a team-high 20 points.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Martha, played by Liz Conrad, makes pancakes for Megs, played by Timothy Thomas, during a dress rehearsal of “Strange Snow” at the Youngstown Playhouse. The play opens Friday and runs weekends through March 9.

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From left, Connor Bezeredi, Natalie Martzial and Ashley Whited in a scene from Youngstown State University Theater’s production of “Twelfth Night in 2014.”

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Cherry blossoms begin to open.

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Youngstown Police officers Mike Marciano, left, and Michael Fox, sport mustaches during a party Wednesday at Royal Oaks in Youngstown. City officers on midnight turn organized a mustache contest as a fundraiser for the Michael Hartzell scholarship fund. Hartzell was a police officer killed in the line of duty in April 2003.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Ian Beniston, deputy director of Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., shows police service calls in a neighborhood during a meeting to gather community input on how to better stabilize and develop neighborhoods in the present and future.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Mooney forward Ross Lanzo drives toward the basket against Lakeview defender Tom Bell during the first half of their Division II sectional semifinal Wednesday at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown. The Cardinals downed the Bulldogs, 53-30.

Published on February 27, 2014


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Braxton Hollis, 9, of Howland, has collected more than 2,000 pounds of food that he has donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, which put a smile on the face of Michael Iberis, food bank executive director. The food bank kicked off its 23rd annual Harvest for Hunger campaign Wednesday at the organization’s headquarters on Salt Springs Road in Youngstown.

Published on February 27, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The South Range High School Show Choir seniors are preparing for the South Range Music Boosters pasta dinner, which will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. March 6 at the high school. Seniors, from left, are Emily Erb, Kelsey Gorcheff and Meagan Daugherty. There also will be a basket auction and a 50-50 raffle, and the school choirs and bands will perform.

Published on February 26, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR From left, Rotarian Elayne Bozick, District Governor Debbie Esbenshade, Rotarian Sharon Letson and club President Scott Schulick present the Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Dr. Richard Billak, far right.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Cleveland State defender Anton Grady (15) blocks a potential game-winning shot by Youngstown State’s Kendrick Perry as time expires during overtime of their Horizon League game Tuesday at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. The Penguins fell, 70-69.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Matt Kresic, chief executive officer of Homes for Kids/Child and Family Solutions, based in Niles, holding scissors, is flanked by agency board members Tom Maley, left, and Tysa Egleton during the ribbon-cutting for the agency’s new office on Market Street in Boardman.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Ruben Best, 20, left, and Gary Hartman, 24, bow their heads Tuesday to avoid the media attention at their arraignments in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Best and Hartman are accused of supplying the drugs that killed 18-year-old Erin Trell of Boardman. Marijo Mazon, 46, of Boardman is accused of giving Trell and a juvenile the drugs.

Published on February 26, 2014


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American members of the Youngstown Phantoms hockey team sing “O, Canada” before Tuesday’s practice for teammate Bo Pellah and assistant coach Brad Patterson, both of whom are from Canada. The players and coach made a wager on Olympic hockey in which the losers had to sing the other country’s national anthem.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Girard wrestler Nick Cardiero practices against Corley Lamb of Jackson-Milton during state wrestling media day Tuesday at Canfield High School. Cardiero will be competing in the 170-pound weight class at the Division III tournament this weekend in Columbus. It is his first trip to state. Lamb will attend as an alternate for the Bluejays.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Missy Ginnetti, right, poses with husband Patrick Ginnetti and dog Max in their Struthers home. Missy has been fighting Hodgkin lymphoma on and off since being diagnosed in June 2010, and soon may undergo an allogeneic stem-cell transplant.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Mike Devine, who volunteers with his wife, Ellen, with the John Severn Soup Group at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, stirs ham, barley and potato soup in a 30-gallon kettle. The church group makes about 25 gallons of soup every Monday from October through April for St. Vincent de Paul dining hall.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Christopher and Shawna Bonacci, owners of Christopher’s Downtown, are gearing up for a series of wine tastings starting in early March.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Bitcoin tokens are shown in Sandy, Utah. The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox went offline Tuesday amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Three-year-old twins Aydon, left, and Braydon Hacker of Sharon take in the Easter Bunny Lane exhibit at Kraynak’s , 2525 E. State St. in Hermitage. The display opened Thursday and continues until the Monday after Easter.

Published on February 26, 2014


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Ashleigh Ryan of Struthers puts in a layup against Lakeview defender Abby Pavlik during the second half of their Division II district semifinal on Monday at Fitch High School in Austintown. Ryan recorded a game-high 19 points with nine rebounds to help lead the Wildcats over the Bulldogs, 53-39. Struthers faces the winner of tonight’s West Branch-Ravenna contest in the district title game Friday.

Published on February 25, 2014


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Leslie Kiske, left, and Bobbi Grinstein sit in one of the classrooms at The English Center. They founded the center when The International Institute in Youngstown closed in 1986. The center currently has 102 students from 32 countries.

Published on February 25, 2014


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Boardman Police Department officer Jack Neapolitan stands near two new kennels the department will use to temporarily house dogs with no place to go.

Published on February 25, 2014


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Canfield’s Rachel Tinkey is fouled driving to the basketball by Green defender McKenzie Black during the second half of their Division I district semifinal Monday at the Walsh University Alumni Arena in North Canton. The Cardinals edged the Bulldogs, 41-38, in overtime to advance to the final Friday against the winner of tonight’s contest between Perry and Hoover.

Published on February 25, 2014


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Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address Monday at the Performing Arts Center in Medina.

Published on February 25, 2014


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Frank Kordupel , with flag, of the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office, supervises a group of minimum-security and day-reporting inmates from the county jail who fill potholes on South Avenue near Midlothian Boulevard. They were at work Monday. The county used four inmates from the day-reporting program to help fill potholes, which are in abundance because of the wave of freezing and thawing to hit the area.

Published on February 25, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, will begin serving its annual fish dinners from 3:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday except Good Friday, beginning March 7. Takeouts will be available starting at 3 p.m. The meals consist of baked or fried fish, parsley potatoes, pirogi, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, and beverages. Prices are $9 for adults, $4.50 for children 5 to 12 and free for children under 4. Volunteers who host the dinners are, from left, Virginia Crumb; Bob Rose, co-chairman of the event; Linda Rose; Joe Hayes; and Vicki Graora, supervisor of the takeout room. Other volunteers are Dave Hanton, co-chairman; Jim Davies, committee member; and Jack Thompson, committee member.

Published on February 24, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Investigation Day will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Heartland Christian School, 28 Pittsburgh St., Columbiana. Students practicing investigation are, from left to right, Rebekah Bell, Jordan Stackpole, Jackson Bussard and Hannah Brandenstein. Prospective families are welcome to visit and should call 330-482-2331 or email lbrandenstein@heartlandschool.org for reservations.

Published on February 24, 2014


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Youngstown State junior Heidi Schlegel keeps the ball away from Green Bay defender Mehryn Kraker during Sunday’s Horizon League game at the Kress Center. Schlegel had a game-high 23 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as YSU won 72-63.

Published on February 24, 2014


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane on Sunday after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Published on February 24, 2014


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Dohar

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Poland senior Jacob Wolfe will lead the top-seeded Bulldogs in the Division II Warren district, while LaBrae senior Peyton Aldridge and the top-seeded Vikings aim to win another Division III title at the Howland district.

Published on February 24, 2014


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From left to right, Willie Chapman, Dee Hill and Annette Pack act out a skit during the Black History Month talent program on Sunday at Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown. In addition to skits, the program included singing, miming and black-history readings.

Published on February 24, 2014


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Joann Collins and her two children — 12-year-old Antonette Bell and 16-year-old Derrick Bell — place their hands upon a wall to bless their new home during a Habitat for Humanity housed edication ceremony Sunday.

Published on February 24, 2014


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Nick Bruce goes airborne and makes a twirl as he tops a ramp.

Published on February 24, 2014


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Amanda L. Gittings and Andrew C. Colegrove

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Victoria Pietruszka and Alex Prochazka

Published on February 21, 2014


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Matthew Norge and Alexandria Mendez

Published on February 21, 2014


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Chandler Bishop and Carly Hammond

Published on February 21, 2014


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Andrew Tucciarone and Amelia Mazzei

Published on February 21, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The Junior Group of Goodwill, made up of volunteers, prepares for its 21st annual Gala and Auction, which are set for March 7 and 8 at Stambaugh Auditorium. From left to right, Kathy Gerberry, Michele Higgins, Derrie Wilkes, Alexis Wokocha, JoAnn Trucksis, Roxie Franceschelli and Sue Miller, seated, display items that will be auctioned.

Published on February 21, 2014


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Townsend E. Smith and Sarah J. Bender

Published on February 21, 2014


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William C. Yartz III and Melanie Cope

Published on February 21, 2014


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George Key and Petrina Morocco

Published on February 21, 2014


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Gabriele Vigorito and Lindsay N. Davis

Published on February 21, 2014


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Mike Gierut and Dana Homsey

Published on February 21, 2014


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B.J. Duckworth and Sara M. Schill

Published on February 21, 2014


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Michael Rubosky and Krista Yankush

Published on February 21, 2014


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Stephanie Sahli and Michael Palumbo

Published on February 21, 2014


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Actor Steve Buscemi headlined a political fundraiser for Michele Lepore-Hagan, who is running for the 58th Ohio House District seat. Buscemi’s wife and Lepore-Hagan were college friends who lived together in New York City.

Published on February 21, 2014


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Snowmelt is raising concerns about flooding. Streets such as Glenwood Avenue in Boardman are inundated.

Published on February 21, 2014


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Tammy Foor, left, is the eldest daughter of Earl and Salwa Ross, the owners of Ross’ Market on East Liberty Street in Lowellville. At right is Theresa DeFrank of Lowellville. The market has been a village staple for the past 33 years, but Foor is concerned that a proposed Family Dollar three blocks away could hurt business.

Published on February 21, 2014


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Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde, left, of Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Boardman, and Deana Tareshawty of Bella Nitesh spiritual arts and education center in Hitchcock Park in Boardman, are coordinators of a women’s empowerment day set Sunday. The rabbi holds a form of a pelvis that she’ll use in a workshop to help women better understand their bodies.

Published on February 21, 2014


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Canfield’s Lynnae Whitehead looks to shoot over Fitch’s Cassier Custer (15) and Sarah Melfe (12) in a Division I sectional final Thursday at Fitch High School in Austintown. The Cardinals downed the Falcons, 53-45.

Published on February 21, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Members of the fourth-grade student council at E.J. Blott Elementary School in Liberty organized a canned food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Collected at the school were 991 pounds of food. Organizers were, from left, Alyssa Gilchrist, Grace McCarty, Emily Benson, Layla Esmail, John Chandler, Chris Myers and Nataya Shepard. Marisa Patrone also participated.

Published on February 20, 2014


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A fan congratulates the U.S. hockey team after their 5-2 win over the Czech Republic in Wednesday’s 2014 Olympic quarterfinal at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. Team USA faces Team Canada in the semifinals on Friday.

Published on February 20, 2014


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From left, Kelly Pesta, Mary Alice Sinkovich, Thomas Sinkovich Sr., Thomas Sinkovich Jr., Mary Powell and Rebecca Pesta show off souvenirs from their recent trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Published on February 20, 2014


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Snow mounds in the parking lot of Southern Park Mall in Boardman are beginning to melt. Higher temperatures and the threat of rain today and Friday hold potential for flooding in some parts of the Mahoning Valley.

Published on February 20, 2014


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Warren JFK basketball player James Burney Jr., center, poses with his 13-year-old brother Quintin Burney, left, and sister Taejah Burney, 15, in the gymnasium at Warren JFK High School on Tuesday. Basketball has become an outlet for grief for the siblings after the unexpected death of their mother Timika Burney, last month.

Published on February 20, 2014


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Liberty’s Cameron Clark watches as a pass by Canfield’s Mike Yourstowsky get by him during the first half of their game Tuesday at Liberty High School. The Cardinals got by the Leopards, 60-48.

Published on February 20, 2014


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A fan congratulates the U.S. hockey team after their 5-2 win over the Czech Republic in Wednesday’s 2014 Olympic quarterfinal at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. Team USA faces Team Canada in the semifinals on Friday.

Published on February 20, 2014


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Jerald Daemyon , internationally acclaimed master violinist, lecturer, composer and recording artist, demonstrates his skills at a music workshop at Choffin Career and Technical Center. Daemyon conducted an interactive seminar for students Wednesday as part of Choffi n’s Black History Month observance.

Published on February 20, 2014


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Art Benjamin, a “mathemagician,” performs magic with math for students Wednesday in the Chestnut Room of Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center.

Published on February 20, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Team USA ice dancers Daniel Eaton and Alexandra Aldridge competed in the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship in Taipei, Taiwan, where they won a bronze medal for their Short Dance and Free Dance programs. Aldridge is the granddaughter of Linda and Jack Mihalcak of East Palestine.

Published on February 19, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Roy Dye, center, recently was chosen Valentine’s Day King at the Century House of Salem. From left are the queens, Jean Holt, Pat Wilde, Dye, Anna Mae Wutrick and Helen Bass. In front is Grace Donohue.

Published on February 19, 2014


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USA’s David Wise celebrates winning gold in the men’s ski halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Marta Mazur, owner of Krakus Polish Deli and Bakery in Boardman, shows a sampling of the deli’s popular kielbasa.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Jelly-filled donuts from the bakery are known as paczki

Published on February 19, 2014


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Fitch’s Jessie Driver makes his way to the hoop past Boardman’s Alex Duda (5) and Brandon Rozzi (24) during their game Tuesday at Fitch High School in Austintown. The Falcons downed the Spartans, 69-59.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Bobby Hudock, a sophomore at Canfield High School, asks teacher Don Crum about the robot he’s constructing for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The robotics team at Canfield used Tuesday’s snow day to perfect their work, which was due by day’s end.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Harrell gets a hug from Marcia Bodine as she entered the private prison.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Kendrick Perry is Youngstown State’s Division I scoring leader and the Horizon League’s all-time steals leader, but is he the best player in YSU history? Coach Jerry Slocum thinks Perry belongs in the conversation.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Images of St. David, daffodils and the Welsh flag and shield will be on display at the St. David’s Day banquet being planned by Rhea Crelin, left, coordinator, and John Tamplin, president of the St. David’s Society of Youngstown. The banquet March 1 celebrates Welsh heritage and the patron saint of Wales.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Karen Conklin, director of the Mahoning Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, stands in the organization’s new rented headquarters on Belmont Avenue in Liberty. The Valley chapter relocated from its headquarters in Warren to be more centrally located to all its service area, which now includes Columbiana County.

Published on February 19, 2014


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Girard's Lane Tuttle, 17, measures PVC pipe on the test robot with the help of robotics mentor Mark Walker Monday, February 17, 2014.

Published on February 18, 2014


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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States pose for photographs after placing first in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals Monday at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The pair, who won silver in Vancouver, are the first Americans to win an ice dance gold medal.

Published on February 18, 2014


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Boardman’s Jada Redd closely guards Fitch’s Megan Sefcik during their Division I sectional basketball game Monday at Fitch High School in Austintown. Sefcik and teammate Cassie Custer each scored 19 points for the Falcons, who pulled past the Spartans, 65-62.

Published on February 18, 2014


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Mia Rucci, 7, left, and Haley Shiley, 7, put cans of food into a box that will be delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank. Their Girl Scout troop teamed up with some respiratory-therapy students at Youngstown State University to collect the food.

Published on February 18, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR St. Patrick School in Hubbard, a Lumen Christi School, revealed its top spellers after a recent spelling bee. From left are Camryn Ealy, runner-up; Jackie Venzeio, principal; and Guy-Michel Kaho, spelling bee winner. Both students are eighth-graders.

Published on February 17, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR At the January meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Youngstown, Dr. Ron Strollo, YSU athletic director, told about the opportunities stemming from the continued development of YSU’s athletic programs and facilities. More than 400 student athletes participate in collegiate programs at YSU. Above, Dr. Strollo, left, and Gary Winslow, immediate past president, enjoy fellowship.

Published on February 17, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The Warren Republican Women’s Club gathered recently at Cafe 422 for its February meeting. Speakers were Chuck Mackey and Julie Marinkovich from the Bolindale Food Bank. The club donated food and money to the food bank for the service it provides to the community. From left are Mackey; Shelby McElravy, WRWC program chairwoman; and Marinkovich.

Published on February 17, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator. Katie Rickman | The Vindicator Megan Factor, a senior at Canfield High School and a member of the National Honor Society, looks through dresses donated to benefit Diva Donations.

Published on February 17, 2014


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Bowling Green point guard Jillian Halfhill, left, battles with Central Michigan’s Jessica Green for a loose ball in a 2012 game in Cleveland. Halfhill, a Canfield High graduate, is a senior for the Falcons.

Published on February 17, 2014


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Local artist Joseph Thomas, right, stands with his wife, Gwendolyn, at Danridge’s Burgundi Manor in Youngstown, where his original artwork will be displayed for three days during his annual gallery event.

Published on February 17, 2014


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Boardman High School student Megan Banks, left, takes a look at a starfish along with biology teacher Heather Moran. Megan is part of the school’s team that will compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Moran, who also teaches Earth science, chemistry and physics at BHS, serves as the team’s coach.

Published on February 17, 2014


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Eunice Hall, left, pours tea as Edith Cardelein looks on during a recent gathering for several women from England. For more than 50 years, a group of English women who all moved to the Youngstown area at least six decades ago often get together and have tea.

Published on February 17, 2014


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The United States’ Bode Miller passes a gate Sunday in the men’s super-G at the Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Published on February 17, 2014


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McDonald’s Ken Greaver (34) goes up for a shot over Lowellville’s Paolo DePasquale during a game in McDonald.

Published on February 17, 2014


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Published on February 14, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The annual Relay for Life at St. Patrick School in Hubbard recently kicked off Catholic Schools Week. The event raises funds to help fight cancer. Luminaries were lit in honor of cancer survivors and for those who lost their struggle with cancer. Noreen Jones spoke about her personal battle with cancer and the strides that have been made against the disease. Various stations, such as the healthy snack station, skin cancer awareness coloring station and physical activity stations, stressed the importance of physical activity in the fight against cancer. From left to right are Camryn Ealy, student co-captain; Tristan Codner, income development representative for Relay for Life; Lily Mild and Aidan Ealy, also student co-captains.

Published on February 14, 2014


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THE VINDICATOR | Katie Rickman Part of the Junior Civic League of Youngstown’s mission is to promote education, and for the third year it’s organizing a Mardi Gras party to raise funds for scholarships. Some of the JCL members on the committee are, from left, Veronica Crafter-Srinivasan, chairwoman; Susan M. Moorer, president; and Yvette Clark-Kirksey, co-chairwoman.

Published on February 14, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Austintown Rotary Club hosted Susan Morrison, director of Home Health by Windsor, who was the speaker at a recent meeting. She focused on the value of preserving quality of life for seniors and those involved in medical situations forcing them to be homebound. Mark Cole, left, Rotary president, presented Morrison with a book for the Austintown Elementary School library.

Published on February 14, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Austintown Fitch juniors Chad Holmes and Alexis Saunders will represent Austintown Rotary Club at the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award seminar in Warren from Friday through Sunday. Chad is the son of Scot and Donna Holmes and is a member of Interact, cross country, track and the food ministry at his church. Alexis is the daughter of Natasha Saunders and is a member of Interact, golf and Spanish Club at Fitch.

Published on February 14, 2014


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Kara Wills and Keith Armistead

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William G. Bankhead III and Meghan M. Saculla

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Michael W. Walcott and Jennifer C. Usas

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Ronald Voytko and Jennifer Cifalde

Published on February 14, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The American Girl Fashion Show is coming to town March 8 and 9. From left are Betty Cmil, co-chair; fashion show models Katie O’Horo, Nicole Petrarca, Paige Fluent, Grace Basista and Brooklyn Ciminero; and Julie Costas, co-chair.

Published on February 14, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Three people will receive honors during the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball on March 15. From left, cancer survivors Anita Lin and Jared Brauer will be recognized along with Dr. Robert Marx, a surgeon at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.

Published on February 14, 2014


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Erin and Ronald Musgrove have been through a lot. In December 2012, Ron Musgrove was struck by a car shortly after returning home from his second deployment to Afghanistan.

Published on February 14, 2014


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Youngstown State’s Bobby Hain and Green Bay’s Jordan Fouse go for a rebound during their Horizon League game Thursday at YSU’s Beeghly Center. The Penguins were routed by the Phoenix, 71-40.

Published on February 14, 2014


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William d Lewis The Vindicator Austintown Elem School kindergarten student Nicholas Beatty shows off a Valentines craft project he made during a Valentines party 2-13 at his school.

Published on February 13, 2014


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William D.Lewis The Vindicator Austintown Elem school kindergarten teacher Jen Kalouris helps student Emily with a Valentines craft project a Valentines day party at the school 2-13.

Published on February 13, 2014


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William D Lewis The vindicator Austown Elem school kindergarten students Zachary Stipanovich and Eva Toropal raise their hands during a Valentines Day party at the school 2-13.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Stewart Circle Northwest apartment where five people were injured, two seriously, in a 7 p.m. Tuesday fire. One man jumped from the third-floor balcony, and a woman jumped from the second-floor balcony to avoid the smoke in the hallway of the building. The man who jumped from the third floor is believed to have suffered a broken leg. Two people in first-floor apartment suffered second-degree burns.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Fashion designer Nanette Lepore, left, brings her daughter Violet on the runway after showing her Fall 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Promoters of the Circle of Champions gathering planned Monday at Highway Tabernacle in Austintown display a poster advertising the event with speaker Coach Bill McCartney. From left are Bing Newton of Men’s Rally in the Valley; the Rev. Gary Gray, pastor of Highway Tabernacle; and the Rev. Gary Frost, who will moderate the event.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Dennis Spisak, host of “The Slovak Program,” gets ready to spin a record after a request Saturday night. Spisak has hosted the show, which runs from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, for the past four years but also played polkas on WKTL 90.7 FM as a student at Struthers High School.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Becky Wall, chairwoman of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s 2013 campaign, speaks Wednesday at UW’s 2013 campaign results meeting at Window World in Boardman. Wall is vice president of Dearing Compressor and Pump Co.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Nicole Zielinski, above, reacts to a cutting procedure during a hip-replacement surgery. She and other Ursuline High School anatomy students watched the surgery Wednesday from Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus via the North Side high school’s distance-learning laboratory.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Jackson-Milton’s Gabby Tharp drives up the court past Western Reserve defender Lauren Falasca during the first half other their game Wednesday at Jackson Milton High School in North Jackson. The BlueJays downed the Blue Devils, 64-62, in overtime.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate after finishing their routine in the pairs free skate competition Wednesday during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The pair took the gold medal, and the silver went to Russian teammates Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov.

Published on February 13, 2014


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Poland's Austin Wilson shoots over LaBrae defender Mike Eakins in the first half of their game Wednesday in Poland. Wilson's career-high 23 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 67-54 win over the Vikings.

Published on February 13, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce met for its quarterly Business Showcase in January. Hosting the event was Columbiana Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and the chamber introduced six members who presented information about their businesses and services. From left to right are Nick DiNunzio of the car dealership, Dee McFarland of National Healthcare Access, Pat Macleese of Columbiana Meals on Wheels, Dr. Chad Moreschi of Columbiana Vision Care, Cheryl Luli of Harmony Village, Chuck Siman of On Demand Drug Testing and Shawn Pruitt of C. Tucker Cope.

Published on February 12, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Howland Community Stadium Foundation recently received $10,000 from Home Savings Charitable Foundation to support its Feel the P.U.L.S.E. campaign. The campaign funds will be used to renovate and modernize the Howland Community Stadium. From left to right are Kevin Wyndham, president of the Howland Community Stadium Foundation; Andrew Nemergut, retail manager, Home Savings Eastwood office; Traci Vigorito, retail manager, Home Savings Howland office; Kim Gennaro, branch manager, Home Savings Liberty office; and Lana Jones, universal banker, Home Savings McDonald office. For information on the foundation and its campaign, call 330-856-8233 or visit http://mdlmbrt.wix.com/tiger-stadium.

Published on February 12, 2014


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Girard’s Jim Standohar (2) goes to the basket as Pymatuning Valley’s Aaron Cross, right, defends Tuesday night. The Indians, of the All-American Conference, beat the Lakers, of the Northeastern Athletic Conference, 68-55.

Published on February 12, 2014


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The “Meaty Pancake.”

Published on February 12, 2014


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Larry Ortz, right, needs a double-lung transplant to get off the oxygen machine he is hooked to 24 hours a day. Beside the 55-year-old Austintown man are his wife, Connie, and two of his three children, Sam and Carly Ortz. A pasta dinner fundraiser, “Take a Breath for Larry,” will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Austintown Middle School, 800 S. Raccoon Road. The donation is $10 for adults and youths. Children 6 and under eat free.

Published on February 12, 2014


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Liberty’s Asim Pleas (4) puts up a jump shot while being defended by Struthers’ Tameko Holness (10) during the third quarter Tuesday night at the Struthers Field House. Pleas made the bucket to reach 1,000 points in his high school career, and scored 24 points in Liberty’s 66-63 victory.

Published on February 12, 2014


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Harry Kale, church member

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Cheryl Deibel, of Canfield specializes in quilting kimonos. She has a show of her colorful quilted works, including those seen in these photos, at the Nissen Gallery at ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren through March 5.

Published on February 11, 2014


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Members of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman volunteer with the second Monday of the month kitchen crew. From left are Barbara Oliver, Mary Grace Fowler and Roe Palazzo. The food they make is served at St. Vincent de Paul dining hall in Youngstown.

Published on February 11, 2014


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Laurie McEwan’s fourth-grade class, above, performs the school song Monday. Each class will sing the song, and a panel of judges will narrow down the competition until a winner is identified.

Published on February 11, 2014


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Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor speaks at the kickoff of Start Talking! Ohio’s Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative on Monday at East High School.

Published on February 11, 2014


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South Range sophomore Morgan Czopur lunges for the ball held by West Branch’s Melinda Trimmer during Monday’s game in Beaver Township. The Warriors won, 61-38.

Published on February 11, 2014


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Women’s super-combined medalists, from left, Nicole Hosp of Austria, silver, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, gold, and Julia Mancuso of the United States, bronze, pose with their medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Monday.

Published on February 11, 2014


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Fitch’s Megan Sefcik (11) shoots over Lakeview’s Alli Pavlik (15) during Monday’s game in Austintown. The Falcons cruised to a 53-26 victory.

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Chris Jackson, an eighth-grader at Victory Christian School, won the ACSI Spelling Bee recently at the school. He will compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in March.

Published on February 10, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR In recognition of Heart Month, the Alliance Community Hospital volunteers are asking for donations of nonperishable foods and paper products for its Have a Heart food drive through Feb. 15. Items will be given to the Alliance Community Food Pantry and can be placed in a box in the hospital cafe. Holding some of the items that have been collected are, from left, Barb Morgan and Eleanor Carver, ACH volunteers; Michele Quinn, coordinator of volunteer services; and Wendy Tabellion. Volunteers range in age from 16 to 93. Last year the food pantry gave away 931,000 pounds of food, an increase of 37 percent since 2012. For information about the drive call the volunteer department at 330-596-7821 or 330-596-7822. For information about ACH visit www.achosp.org or the hospital’s Facebook page.

Published on February 10, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR David Ditzler, right, Mahoning County Commissioner, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 27 meeting of Austintown Rotary Club. Mark Cole, left, Rotary president, presented him with a book for the Austintown Elementary School library. Ditzler spoke about how county funds are raised and allocated. He pointed out that 61 of Ohio’s 88 counties have taxes higher than Mahoning County.

Published on February 10, 2014


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Jamie Anderson of the United States takes a jump on her first run in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Published on February 10, 2014


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Phantoms forward Tyler Spezia (17) takes a shot on goal while being defended by Indiana’s Josh Jacobs (8) during Sunday’s game at the Covelli Centre. The Ice won, 2-0.

Published on February 10, 2014


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Brandon Gintert of Champion puts gloves on his 2-year-old daughter, Claire, before they take to the ice Sunday afternoon at the Lily Pond at Mill Creek MetroParks. Gintert and his wife, Carly, said they enjoy outdoor activities and frequent the park.

Published on February 10, 2014


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Fitch’s Megan Sefcik (11) has made 88 percent of her free throws this season (79 of 91), which is better than all but four players in the NBA. The Falcon senior will lead Fitch against Lakeview tonight in one of the area’s most anticipated games of the season.

Published on February 10, 2014


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A close-up of one of Kitchokoff ’s carvings.

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Roni Caruso, who runs Small World Animal Shelter in Girard, holds one of the 27 cats who hang out at her home in Niles.

Published on February 10, 2014


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Sarah Gartland, Boardman zoning inspector

Published on February 10, 2014


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The Beatles 50 years later ..Linda Linonis and her cousin, Patti Albert, saw the Beatles at Cleveland Auditorium; they have some Beatles memorabilia and ticket stubs from that concert........ - -30-.

Published on February 8, 2014


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The Beatles 50 years later ..Linda Linonis and her cousin, Patti Albert, saw the Beatles at Cleveland Auditorium; they have some Beatles memorabilia and ticket stubs from that concert........ - -30-.

Published on February 8, 2014


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The Beatles 50 years later ..Linda Linonis and her cousin, Patti Albert, saw the Beatles at Cleveland Auditorium; they have some Beatles memorabilia and ticket stubs from that concert........ - -30-.

Published on February 8, 2014


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PDHST Plain Dealer Historical Photographic Collection..Plain Dealer historic photo collection. ..Beatles at a press conference on September 15, 1964 in Cleveland, OH. Standing: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Sitting: George Harrison and John Lennon...Photo by Robert J. Quinlan, Plain Dealer photographer...The Beatles....

Published on February 8, 2014


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The Beatles 50 years later ..Linda Linonis and her cousin, Patti Albert, saw the Beatles at Cleveland Auditorium; they have some Beatles memorabilia and ticket stubs from that concert........ - -30-.

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The Beatles 50 years later ..Linda Linonis and her cousin, Patti Albert, saw the Beatles at Cleveland Auditorium; they have some Beatles memorabilia and ticket stubs from that concert........ - -30-.

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Police Inspector Carl Bear of Cleveland's Juvenile Bureau, left, orders George Harrison and the other members of the British pop group The Beatles, off the stage of the Public hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1964 as teenagers rushed the stage. Bear let the group back on ater wailing youngsters were given 15 minutes to cool down. From left to right, Bear, Harrison, John Lennon, unknown, and Ringo Starr, top right. (AP Photo)

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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The Beatles 50 years later ..Linda Linonis and her cousin, Patti Albert, saw the Beatles at Cleveland Auditorium; they have some Beatles memorabilia and ticket stubs from that concert........ - -30-.

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Sir Elton John, standing between Sam and Caryn Covelli, left, joined Chris and Ed Muransky Feb. 1 before his concert at the Covelli Center in downtown Youngstown. Together the couples donated $5,000 to the Elton John Charitable Foundation, which has contributed about $3 million to 13 U.S. charities.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Mr. and Mrs. James Watt

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Sarah A. Miller and Courtlyn C. Reeves

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J. Michael Calcagni and Brittany N. Bogadi

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From left to right, Teresa Lattanzi; Dr. Debra Lehrer, senior vice president of Planetree Leadership; and Susan Lucas, director of public relations/foundation at Alliance Community Hospital, hold signs representing the one in three women who die each year in the United States from heart disease. Alliance goes Red: An Evening for Women is a free event that will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Alliance High School. The evening will equip women with the knowledge and tools they need to reduce their risk of heart disease. SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR

Published on February 7, 2014


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ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR Committee members are preparing for the 13th annual Mardi Gras Party on March 1. It will benefit Hospice of the Valley. Seated, from left, are Denise DeBartolo York, Janet Flynn and Joan Zarlenga, and standing are John York, Terry Kilbury, Dave Flynn, Liz McGarry and Lou Zarlenga.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Eric M. Clayton and Alexis M. Rafoth

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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 61st annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 23 at the Links at Firestone Farms. Sponsors for the event, from left to right, are Jerry Stoneburner of Buckeye Transfer Realty LLC, Derrick Hart of Staff Right, Randall Hart of New York Life, Tara Muntean of Holloway Insurance, Kathi Ferrett of All-Points Physical Medicine, Amanda Congemi of Home Savings and Loan, Jason Wilson of Wilson Furniture, Tina Coleman of Columbiana Medical Center and Chris Davis of Sitler the Printer. Other sponsors are Farmers Bank, Columbiana Ford, Columbiana Inn and The Links Banquet Center.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Boxes of Cheerios are seen on a store shelf in Akron, N.Y. Large food companies are trying to head off state-by-state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Colleen Murphy, director of transportation for the Austintown School District, received an excellent evaluation for her transportation department from the Ohio Department of Education.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Carla Roe of Youngstown, center, a registered dental hygienist, and students Samantha Garcia of Youngstown, left, and Taylor Hall of Columbus, of Choffin Career and Technical Center School of Dental Assisting, perform a dental checkup on a Trumbull County Head Start student during the Give Kids A Smile event Thursday at Choffin in Youngstown. Roe said she has taken part in volunteer events such as this for several years.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Jay Williams, executive director of the U.S. Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Forecast Breakfast in Boardman.

Published on February 7, 2014


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William F. Brock Sr.

Published on February 7, 2014


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The Cleveland Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant on Thursday. The Cavaliers are 16-33 this season and were 80-199 on Grant’s watch despite the 2011 selection of former Duke point guard Kyrie Irving, right, in 2011.

Published on February 7, 2014


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Fitch’s Aaliyah Sadler goes to the basket against Struthers defenders Ashley Kane (30) and Halle Smrek (32) during the second quarter of Thursday’s game at Fitch High School in Austintown. The Falcons downed the Wildcats, 52-45

Published on February 7, 2014


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Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Danielle DiLisio, from Warren, pets Crystal, a Dilute Calico, while perched in one of the rooms Monday night at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Jenny, a Domestic Short Hair Calico, looks out from a cat tree Monday night at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown. Jenny has been living at the rescue since March of last year.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Sandi Cestone, from Canfield, plays with Jessica, a Dilute Calico, while deciding on adoption Monday night at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown. Cestone adopted her last cat from Joann Barrows 14 years ago.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Janey, a brown tabby Domestic Short Hair, lays on top of the dryer Monday night at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown. Janey has been living at the rescue since 2002.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Gabe, a black and white Domestic Short Hair, sits on a table Monday night next to one of the cat condos at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Priscilla, a white Manx, sits quietly Monday night at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Williams

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An example of vole damage.

Published on February 6, 2014


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An example of mole damage.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Ursuline quarterback Chris Durkin holds up a Virginia Tech helmet after signing his letter of intent to play college football for the Hokies during a ceremony on Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Published on February 6, 2014


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Kambria Brown, watches as her son, Youngstown Christian defensive lineman Tymere Dubose, signs his letter of intent to play football for the University of Kentucky during a ceremony at the high school Wednesday. Joining Dubose on the Wildcats’ squad will be Niles offensive lineman Josh Krok.

Published on February 6, 2014


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A banner at the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, 620 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, promotes prayer for victims of human trafficking. A vigil will start at midnight Friday and continue through Saturday to raise awareness about the issue. Promoters of the event are, from left, Vicki Vicars, Mary Grace Manning, Valerie Seaborn and Ceil Schlosser.

Published on February 6, 2014


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A Boardman road department truck plows snow from Spring Garden Drive on Wednesday afternoon after Mother Nature dumped another several inches of snow on the Mahoning Valley on Tuesday night into Wednesday. Many road departments across the Valley are dealing with dwindling road salt supplies because of the long winter.

Published on February 6, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Trumbull Retired Teachers Association recently met and were entertained by Dana School of Music students. From left are Victor Cardamone, Anthony Colella, Travis Beatty, Sara Loney and Sarah Komsa. TRTA’s next meeting will be Feb. 11 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 Main St., Niles. The luncheon is $11.25, and checks should be mailed to Ellen King, 7141 Vineland Place, Youngstown OH 44512-4845. Patty Krivosh will present a program that allows students to explore the teaching profession before attending college. Community service collections for this month include candle wax, canceled stamps, cell phones, eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn. For information visit www.trumbullrta.blogspot.com.

Published on February 5, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Employees of Ankle & Foot Care Centers, from left, Lisa Troutman, Betty Emch, Stacy Doyle, Lynn Wyatt and Denise Cutrone, show some of the bags of shoes donated through the practice’s annual shoe drive. More than 700 pairs of shoes will be distributed to local families this month thanks to their efforts. Ankle & Foot Care provided the shoes recently to the Salvation Army for distribution to families in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The new and nearly new shoes were donated by patients, employees and podiatrists from late November to mid-January.

Published on February 5, 2014


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The Y-Town burgers at Barry Dyngles in Austintown.

Published on February 5, 2014


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Annual operating surpluses, losses for the Youngstown-owned Covelli Centre.

Published on February 5, 2014


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Fitch’s Alex DiFrancesco(20) defends Warren Harding’s King Garner (22) during Tuesday’s game in Warren. Harding defeated Fitch 71-44.

Published on February 5, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Dena Deluco and Mark Williams, members of Youngstown Executive 408 Toastmasters Club, both took first place wins at the Club Speech and Evaluation Contests on Jan. 27 at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland. Deluco, club president, won first place in the International Speech contest, and Williams, club treasurer, won first place for the Evaluation Contest. They move on to an area Toastmasters contest that will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Wean Building in Warren. Second place winners were Alex Mangie, International Speech; and Art Byrd, Evaluation.

Published on February 4, 2014


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Brandian Ross of the Oakland Raiders started 13 games last season after switching from cornerback to safety during the off season.

Published on February 4, 2014


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Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Girard Intermediate School make tie-blankets. The girls donate the blankets, most recently to the Rescue Mission during the cold snap.

Published on February 4, 2014


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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save on a shot by Ottawa Senators’ Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of a game in Pittsburgh.

Published on February 4, 2014


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West Branch’s Melinda Trimmer (14) scored her 1,000th point during Monday’s game in Austintown. Guarding her is Fitch’s Sarah Melfe.

Published on February 4, 2014


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Shanahan

Published on February 4, 2014


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Edwards

Published on February 4, 2014


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Lt. Ronald DeAmicis had his last day as an Austintown police officer Friday. He served 32 years full time and one year as a reserve officer.

Published on February 4, 2014


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McNally

Published on February 4, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Committee members working on the 28th Annual Trumbull County Women’s History Celebration, are, seated from left, Esther Gartland, chairwoman; E. Carol Maxwell; and Theresa E. Salcone. Standing are Edwina Wolcott, Donna Beatty, Judie Hartley, Heather Sarko, Stephanie Furano and Julie Vugrinovich. Other committee members are Beky Davis and Renee Maiorca.

Published on February 3, 2014


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Elton John sings ‘‘Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” during the opening of his concert at the Covelli Centre on Saturday night.

Published on February 3, 2014


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Elton John points up at fans in the upper level of the arena after playing his second song, “Bennie and the Jets,” at the Covelli Centre concert. He was wearing a bedazzled blue jacket bearing the title of one of his songs, “Madman Across the Water.”

Published on February 3, 2014


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Pastor Doug Garasic speaks to the crowd Saturday evening during a service at The Movement in Niles.

Published on February 3, 2014


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Pete Prokop

Published on February 3, 2014


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Seahawk fans (L-R) Philip Cogar, Jacob Short, and Will Ferrand react to a play during the first quarter of the Super Bowl. They are among a small crowd gathered at Inner Circle Pizza in Canfield to watch the game.

Published on February 3, 2014


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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR The Kiwanis Club of Western Mahoning County recently hosted the new teachers from Jackson Milton Schools and heard updates from Kirk Baker, superintendent, above right. Teachers, from left, are Kristy Rotuna, Valerie Sullivan, Melissa Gapsky, Meganne Braddock, Katie Gettman, Christie Baker and Cyndi Cline.

Published on February 3, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Elton John performs during his intro at the Covelli Center Saturday, February 1, 2014

Published on February 2, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Elton John sings his song Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding during the opening of his concert at the Covelli Centre Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Published on February 2, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Elton John performs during his intro at the Covelli Center Saturday, February 1, 2014

Published on February 2, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Fans enjoy the first song of Elton John's performance at the Covelli Centre Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Published on February 2, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Two fans take cell phone pictures during the first song at Elton John's concert at the Covelli Centre Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Published on February 2, 2014


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Elton John points up at fans in the upper level after playing his second song at the Covelli Centre Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Published on February 2, 2014


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Published on February 2, 2014


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