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SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR: 
The Morris and Phyllis Friedman Foundation donated $25,000 to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County in October. It was presented by Steve Friedman. In front, from left, are Ned Gold, Ali Patterson, Steven Friedman, Caryn Covelli and Dr. John Owen; in back are Barbara Busko, Mary Busko, Margie McCummins and Ellen Parker.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR: The Morris and Phyllis Friedman Foundation ...

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR: The Morris and Phyllis Friedman Foundation donated $25,000 to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County in October. It was presented by Steve Friedman. In front, from left, are Ned Gold, ...


Special to The Vindicator: At Austintown trustees’ last meeting of the year, Joyce Pogany and Assistant Fire Chief Bill O’Hara were honored. Pogany was commended for leading the Wickliffe tree-lighting ceremony for the past 27 years, among other efforts, and O’Hara was recognized for playing Santa for many years. Beginning at far left are Trustees Jim Davis and Lisa Oles; Pogany; Trustee Rick Stauffer, whose year of service is up; O’Hara; and  Laurie Wolfe, who was sworn in as fiscal officer while her family and friends watched.

Special to The Vindicator: At Austintown trustees’ last meeting of ...

Special to The Vindicator: At Austintown trustees’ last meeting of the year, Joyce Pogany and Assistant Fire Chief Bill O’Hara were honored. Pogany was commended for leading the Wickliffe tree-lighting ceremony for the past 27 ...


Tony Galose, above, is retiring from Tri County Distributing after more than 40 years in the business.

Tony Galose, above, is retiring from Tri County Distributing after ...

Tony Galose, above, is retiring from Tri County Distributing after more than 40 years in the business.


Briella Corrine de Blok of Columbiana, born at 4:51 a.m., was the second baby of the new year in the Valley. Briella was born at The Mahoning Valley Birth Center.

Briella Corrine de Blok of Columbiana, born at 4:51 a.m., ...

Briella Corrine de Blok of Columbiana, born at 4:51 a.m., was the second baby of the new year in the Valley. Briella was born at The Mahoning Valley Birth Center.


Kayla Berdine of Columbiana with her daughter, Kaysen, who was the first baby born in 2014 in the Mahoning Valley. She was born at 4:24 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Kayla Berdine of Columbiana with her daughter, Kaysen, who was ...

Kayla Berdine of Columbiana with her daughter, Kaysen, who was the first baby born in 2014 in the Mahoning Valley. She was born at 4:24 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.


Youngstown Councilman L. Nathaniel Pinkard, D-3rd, left, and Mayor John A. McNally participate in the annual Emancipation Proclamation and Installation Service at Price Memorial AME Zion Church in Youngstown. The Wednesday service dealt with the state of the black community 151 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the historic document freeing slaves.

Youngstown Councilman L. Nathaniel Pinkard, D-3rd, left, and Mayor John ...

Youngstown Councilman L. Nathaniel Pinkard, D-3rd, left, and Mayor John A. McNally participate in the annual Emancipation Proclamation and Installation Service at Price Memorial AME Zion Church in Youngstown. The Wednesday service dealt with the ...


Ethan Lanave, left, and Caleb Adams, fourth-graders at Damascus Elementary School, empty paper from a recycling bin at the school, which has won numerous recycling awards, including five U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WasteWise awards.

Ethan Lanave, left, and Caleb Adams, fourth-graders at Damascus Elementary ...

Ethan Lanave, left, and Caleb Adams, fourth-graders at Damascus Elementary School, empty paper from a recycling bin at the school, which has won numerous recycling awards, including five U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WasteWise awards.


San Francisco inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman celebrates a fumble recovery against Arizona during a game in Glendale, Ariz. Bowman leads the defense for the 49ers (12-4), who open the playoffs with an NFC wild-card matchup at Green Bay on Sunday.

San Francisco inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman celebrates a fumble recovery ...

San Francisco inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman celebrates a fumble recovery against Arizona during a game in Glendale, Ariz. Bowman leads the defense for the 49ers (12-4), who open the playoffs with an NFC wild-card matchup ...


Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa catches a pass for a 99-yard touchdown reception in the second half of the Gator Bowl against Georgia on Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla. The play — the longest in school history — gave the Cornhuskers the 24-19 win over the Bulldogs.

Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa catches a pass for a ...

Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa catches a pass for a 99-yard touchdown reception in the second half of the Gator Bowl against Georgia on Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla. The play — the longest in school ...


Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking Republican, left, talks with committee member Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once-sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.
Nations across the world are hurrying to stake claim to the Arctic’s resources, which might be home to 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 percent of its untapped natural gas.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources ...

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking Republican, left, talks with committee member Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. is racing to keep pace with ...


Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond, a Hubbard High graduate, trips up Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney during the first half of the Rose Bowl on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif. The Spartans stopped the Cardinal, 24-20, to win their first Rose Bowl in 26 years.

Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond, a Hubbard High graduate, trips ...

Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond, a Hubbard High graduate, trips up Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney during the first half of the Rose Bowl on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif. The Spartans stopped the Cardinal, 24-20, ...


Mary Ann Slaven wore a costume when she took the plunge, which was sponsored by the Grandview Tavern in the Lake Milton/Craig Beach area.

Mary Ann Slaven wore a costume when she took the ...

Mary Ann Slaven wore a costume when she took the plunge, which was sponsored by the Grandview Tavern in the Lake Milton/Craig Beach area.