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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.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR David Ditzler, right, Mahoning County Commissioner, ...

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 ...


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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.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Chris Jackson, an eighth-grader at Victory ...

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.


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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.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR In recognition of Heart Month, the ...

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 ...


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.

Fitch’s Megan Sefcik (11) has made 88 percent of her ...

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 ...


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.

Jamie Anderson of the United States takes a jump on ...

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.


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

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

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


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

Roni Caruso, who runs Small World Animal Shelter in Girard, ...

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


Sarah Gartland, Boardman zoning inspector

Sarah Gartland, Boardman zoning inspector

Sarah Gartland, Boardman zoning inspector


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.

Phantoms forward Tyler Spezia (17) takes a shot on goal ...

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.


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.

Brandon Gintert of Champion puts gloves on his 2-year-old daughter, ...

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 ...