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JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Joel Mejia #6 of the Scrappers steps on home plate to score the first scrappers run of the game int he top of the 1st inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator) Jamestown catcher Taylor Gushue #13 pictured.

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Joel ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Joel Mejia #6 of the Scrappers steps on home plate to score the first scrappers run of the game int he top of the 1st inning ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers steps on second base to force out baserunner Carl Anderson #18 of Jamestown for the 1st out, while being ran into by teammate Ordomar Valdez #11 in the bottom of the 1st inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Austin Fisher ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers steps on second base to force out baserunner Carl Anderson #18 of Jamestown for the 1st out, while being ran into ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Yonathan Mendoza #10 of the Scrappers is congratulated by first base coach Shane Rowland after a RBI single in the top of the first inning to make the score 2-0 scrappers during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Yonathan ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Yonathan Mendoza #10 of the Scrappers is congratulated by first base coach Shane Rowland after a RBI single in the top of the first inning to ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Outfielder Jorge Martinez reacts after watching the baseball drop behind him, outfielder Joel Mejia #6 and infielder Austin Fisher #12, a Jamestown run will score on the play in the bottom of the 1st inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Outfielder Jorge Martinez ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Outfielder Jorge Martinez reacts after watching the baseball drop behind him, outfielder Joel Mejia #6 and infielder Austin Fisher #12, a Jamestown run will score on the play ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers throws the ball to first base for the second out in the top of the 3rd inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Austin Fisher ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers throws the ball to first base for the second out in the top of the 3rd inning during a game at ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Starting pitcher Sean Brady #8 throws a pitch during the the bottom of the 1st inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Starting pitcher Sean ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Starting pitcher Sean Brady #8 throws a pitch during the the bottom of the 1st inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers sprints to third base to head home and score a run in the top of the 2nd inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Austin ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers sprints to third base to head home and score a run in the top of the 2nd inning during a ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers slides into second base to beat the tag of infielder Erik Lunde #6 of Jamestown during the top of the 2nd inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Austin ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Base runner Austin Fisher #12 of the Scrappers slides into second base to beat the tag of infielder Erik Lunde #6 of Jamestown during the top of the ...


JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Ordomar Valdez #11 of the Scrappers attempts to maintain possession of the baseball, unsuccessfully after a awkward catch. A Jamestown run would score in the bottom of the 3rd inning during a game at Russell Diethrick Park. (Photo by David Dermer/Youngstown Vindicator)

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Ordomar Valdez ...

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13, 2014: Infielder Ordomar Valdez #11 of the Scrappers attempts to maintain possession of the baseball, unsuccessfully after a awkward catch. A Jamestown run would score in the bottom of ...


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Nicole Novotny, 23, of Youngstown, pauses before thanking her parents Friday while speaking about her own battle with cancer during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.  Novotny was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 19.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Nicole Novotny, 23, of Youngstown, pauses before thanking ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Nicole Novotny, 23, of Youngstown, pauses before thanking her parents Friday while speaking about her own battle with cancer during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. Novotny was ...


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Nicole Novotny, center, 23, of Youngstown, leads the survivor lap Friday during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.  Novotny was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 19.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Nicole Novotny, center, 23, of Youngstown, leads the ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Nicole Novotny, center, 23, of Youngstown, leads the survivor lap Friday during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. Novotny was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 19.


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Caregiver pins are displayed Friday on the registration table at the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Caregiver pins are displayed Friday on the registration ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Caregiver pins are displayed Friday on the registration table at the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Pam Jones, of North Lima, places names on the luminarias Friday during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.  The names are in honor or memory of those who have battled cancer.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Pam Jones, of North Lima, places names on ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Pam Jones, of North Lima, places names on the luminarias Friday during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. The names are in honor or memory of those who ...


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Emma Hartshorn, 16, of Canfield, walks Friday with her boyfriend Kato Kim, 16, of Canfield, during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.  The couple was walking for former middle school teacher Ken Reel, who lost his battle with cancer.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Emma Hartshorn, 16, of Canfield, walks Friday with ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Emma Hartshorn, 16, of Canfield, walks Friday with her boyfriend Kato Kim, 16, of Canfield, during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. The couple was walking for former ...


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Dalton Bodnar, center, 20-months-old, of Youngstown, walks the survivor lap Friday with mom Dana, and dad Michael during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.  Dalton Bodnar, who's been in remission for 8 months, was diagnosed with testicular cancer a week after his first birthday.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Dalton Bodnar, center, 20-months-old, of Youngstown, walks the ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Dalton Bodnar, center, 20-months-old, of Youngstown, walks the survivor lap Friday with mom Dana, and dad Michael during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. Dalton Bodnar, who's been ...


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Jordan Miller, of Austintown, walks Friday and carries Brooklyn Youngblood, 9, of Girard, on his shoulders during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. Miller is a 24-hour walker with team PsyCare.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Jordan Miller, of Austintown, walks Friday and carries ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Jordan Miller, of Austintown, walks Friday and carries Brooklyn Youngblood, 9, of Girard, on his shoulders during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. Miller is a 24-hour walker ...


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Deb Bishop, of Austintown, shakes a pompom Friday for those walking the survivor lap during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Deb Bishop, of Austintown, shakes a pompom Friday ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Deb Bishop, of Austintown, shakes a pompom Friday for those walking the survivor lap during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.


Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Mike Griffin, of Austintown, watches the walkers Friday during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park.  Griffin has been battling advanced colon cancer for five years.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Mike Griffin, of Austintown, watches the walkers Friday ...

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator.Mike Griffin, of Austintown, watches the walkers Friday during the 2014 Austintown Relay For Life event in Austintown Township Park. Griffin has been battling advanced colon cancer for five years.


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Patrick J. Allen and Tiffany L. Rivers

Patrick J. Allen and Tiffany L. Rivers

Patrick J. Allen and Tiffany L. Rivers


Laura A. Gluszik and Ryan A. Kuchmaner

Laura A. Gluszik and Ryan A. Kuchmaner

Laura A. Gluszik and Ryan A. Kuchmaner


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Antos

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Antos

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Antos


Allison Pavlov and Todd Pungratz

Allison Pavlov and Todd Pungratz

Allison Pavlov and Todd Pungratz


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR
Youngstown Wolves Club presented scholarships at a banquet May 16. From left are Joseph Meranto, Wolves scholarship chairman; scholarship recipients Kayle Augustine, Rachel Marchese, Jessica Augustine, Britnee Grantz, Alyssa Zorzi, James Field, Joseph Sebest and Kevin McNally; and David DiGiacomo, president of Wolves.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Youngstown Wolves Club presented scholarships at ...

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Youngstown Wolves Club presented scholarships at a banquet May 16. From left are Joseph Meranto, Wolves scholarship chairman; scholarship recipients Kayle Augustine, Rachel Marchese, Jessica Augustine, Britnee Grantz, Alyssa Zorzi, James ...


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chmelik

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chmelik

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chmelik


Jeremy Taylor and Alison VanFossan

Jeremy Taylor and Alison VanFossan

Jeremy Taylor and Alison VanFossan


WILLIAM D. LEWIS | THE VINDICATOR
Committee co-chairs of the Clubs for Kids Golf Classic are, from left, Jim Sisek, David Tod II, and Reid and Judy Schmutz.

WILLIAM D. LEWIS | THE VINDICATOR Committee co-chairs of the ...

WILLIAM D. LEWIS | THE VINDICATOR Committee co-chairs of the Clubs for Kids Golf Classic are, from left, Jim Sisek, David Tod II, and Reid and Judy Schmutz.


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR
American Legion Post 236 of Newton Falls installed new officers for 2014-2015. From left to right are Vic Sibera, first vice commander; Walt Tully, chaplain; Donna Ball, finance officer-historian; Albert Mason, adjutant; Joe Ball, commander; Joe Nicolino, service officer; and Darryl Brown, sergeant-at-arms. Officiating the ceremony were Ron Curry and Roger Gardner. Also installed was Steve Garcar, second vice commander.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR American Legion Post 236 of Newton ...

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR American Legion Post 236 of Newton Falls installed new officers for 2014-2015. From left to right are Vic Sibera, first vice commander; Walt Tully, chaplain; Donna Ball, finance officer-historian; Albert Mason, ...


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR
Youngstown Lions Club honored veterans Don Mathews, Dennis McMahon, Parker McHenry, Roy Reese and George Kolesar.

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Youngstown Lions Club honored veterans Don ...

SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Youngstown Lions Club honored veterans Don Mathews, Dennis McMahon, Parker McHenry, Roy Reese and George Kolesar.


Very special coach and dad Bill Timmerman is shown with his adopted special-needs children in their Challenger baseball picture. Sent by mom, Sandee Timmerman.

Very special coach and dad Bill Timmerman is shown with ...

Very special coach and dad Bill Timmerman is shown with his adopted special-needs children in their Challenger baseball picture. Sent by mom, Sandee Timmerman.


Here are Marlena and Bill Timmerman, sent by Sandee Timmerman.

Here are Marlena and Bill Timmerman, sent by Sandee Timmerman.

Here are Marlena and Bill Timmerman, sent by Sandee Timmerman.


Bill Timmerman and Marcus Timmerman, submitted by wife and mother, Sandee Timmerman.

Bill Timmerman and Marcus Timmerman, submitted by wife and mother, ...

Bill Timmerman and Marcus Timmerman, submitted by wife and mother, Sandee Timmerman.


John Dankovich of Sunbury, Ohio, with his dad, Alex Dankovich of Canfield.

John Dankovich of Sunbury, Ohio, with his dad, Alex Dankovich ...

John Dankovich of Sunbury, Ohio, with his dad, Alex Dankovich of Canfield.


Proud Papa Ken Tirpack of Boardman with his grandsons, Gavin Ward, 8, and Andy Ward, 6, both of Poland, are ready for the first day of school at St. Charles in 2013. Sent by Jen Ward.

Proud Papa Ken Tirpack of Boardman with his grandsons, Gavin ...

Proud Papa Ken Tirpack of Boardman with his grandsons, Gavin Ward, 8, and Andy Ward, 6, both of Poland, are ready for the first day of school at St. Charles in 2013. Sent by Jen ...


Nick and Ed Horvath live in Youngstown.

Nick and Ed Horvath live in Youngstown.

Nick and Ed Horvath live in Youngstown.


Here are Mike Pero of Youngstown and his son, Michael Pero of Austintown.

Here are Mike Pero of Youngstown and his son, Michael ...

Here are Mike Pero of Youngstown and his son, Michael Pero of Austintown.


Father and daughter are at Vero Beach, a moment April Symonds, wife and mom, will never forget.

Father and daughter are at Vero Beach, a moment April ...

Father and daughter are at Vero Beach, a moment April Symonds, wife and mom, will never forget.


Ryan Ward: Andy Ward, 6, and his dad Ryan Ward, enjoyed a rare quiet moment together in their front yard in Poland. Sent by Jennifer Ward.

Ryan Ward: Andy Ward, 6, and his dad Ryan Ward, ...

Ryan Ward: Andy Ward, 6, and his dad Ryan Ward, enjoyed a rare quiet moment together in their front yard in Poland. Sent by Jennifer Ward.


This is Nick and Ed Horvath of Youngstown.

This is Nick and Ed Horvath of Youngstown.

This is Nick and Ed Horvath of Youngstown.


Chad Burbrink of Fort Wayne, Ind., is shown with his father Steve Burbrink of Canfield.

Chad Burbrink of Fort Wayne, Ind., is shown with his ...

Chad Burbrink of Fort Wayne, Ind., is shown with his father Steve Burbrink of Canfield.


Jonathan Zyznar of Poland and his son, Mason Zyznar, 2, last fall.

Jonathan Zyznar of Poland and his son, Mason Zyznar, 2, ...

Jonathan Zyznar of Poland and his son, Mason Zyznar, 2, last fall.


In front, from left, are Santino Jorge, ring bearer and Alex Jorge. And in back are Joseph Jorge on his wedding day, and Michael Jorge, father of all three boys. Sent by grandma, Renee Bero at her grandsons' request.

In front, from left, are Santino Jorge, ring bearer and ...

In front, from left, are Santino Jorge, ring bearer and Alex Jorge. And in back are Joseph Jorge on his wedding day, and Michael Jorge, father of all three boys. Sent by grandma, Renee Bero ...


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER: It's thumbs-up for Kurt DiLisio and his two sons, Gino, 5, and Rocco, 7, as they get ready to ride the Beetle Bounce during a visit to Legoland in April 2013. Kurt's wife, Jennifer, submitted the winning photo. The family lives in Canfield. As the winners of this year's photo drawing, the guys will share $100 in gift certificates from the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, good toward the purchase of game tickets, merchandise and food.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER: It's thumbs-up for Kurt DiLisio and ...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER: It's thumbs-up for Kurt DiLisio and his two sons, Gino, 5, and Rocco, 7, as they get ready to ride the Beetle Bounce during a visit to Legoland in April 2013. ...


Avery Motzko with his Dad, Garrett Motzko enjoyed a Scrapper's game in 2012.  Sent by Avery's  grandma and Garrett's mom, Sharon Landis of Warren. This is one of his favorite memories and treasured pictures.

Avery Motzko with his Dad, Garrett Motzko enjoyed a Scrapper's ...

Avery Motzko with his Dad, Garrett Motzko enjoyed a Scrapper's game in 2012. Sent by Avery's grandma and Garrett's mom, Sharon Landis of Warren. This is one of his favorite memories and treasured pictures.


Mallory and Doug Vaclav of Canfield.

Mallory and Doug Vaclav of Canfield.

Mallory and Doug Vaclav of Canfield.


Max Prizant and his dad celebrating after Max broke the school pole vault record. His dad has coached him for four years. Lots of hours of practice resulted in great success and this celebration.

Max Prizant and his dad celebrating after Max broke the ...

Max Prizant and his dad celebrating after Max broke the school pole vault record. His dad has coached him for four years. Lots of hours of practice resulted in great success and this celebration.


A family divided: Brian, Travis and Tyler Denmeade are Browns fans and Joshua Denmeade is the Steelers fan.

A family divided: Brian, Travis and Tyler Denmeade are Browns ...

A family divided: Brian, Travis and Tyler Denmeade are Browns fans and Joshua Denmeade is the Steelers fan.


David and Dante DiRusso sharing a laugh at Dante's wedding.

David and Dante DiRusso sharing a laugh at Dante's wedding.

David and Dante DiRusso sharing a laugh at Dante's wedding.


Dan Schiavoni chilling with his daughters, Kaylea and Carmella. Sent by Dan’s mother, Joan Schiavoni of Boardman.

Dan Schiavoni chilling with his daughters, Kaylea and Carmella. Sent ...

Dan Schiavoni chilling with his daughters, Kaylea and Carmella. Sent by Dan’s mother, Joan Schiavoni of Boardman.


Harry L. Johnson III, Gabby and Harry Liam Johnson are at a Sunday jazz concert at Chalet Debonne Winery. Sent by Jaci Johnson.

Harry L. Johnson III, Gabby and Harry Liam Johnson are ...

Harry L. Johnson III, Gabby and Harry Liam Johnson are at a Sunday jazz concert at Chalet Debonne Winery. Sent by Jaci Johnson.


Mahoning Valley Scrapper pitcher J.P. Feyereisen, a recent draftee, talks with Madison Bucko, 9, of Austintown, Thursday during the team’s media day at Eastwood Field in Niles. Madison will throw out the first pitch at the team’s home opener Tuesday against the Auburn Doubledays. The season opener is tonight against the Jammers in Jamestown, N.Y.

Mahoning Valley Scrapper pitcher J.P. Feyereisen, a recent draftee, talks ...

Mahoning Valley Scrapper pitcher J.P. Feyereisen, a recent draftee, talks with Madison Bucko, 9, of Austintown, Thursday during the team’s media day at Eastwood Field in Niles. Madison will throw out the first pitch at ...