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William D. Lewis The Vindicator Brian Briggs, 9, of Youngstown poses for a photo with NFL star John Greco during draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Brian Briggs, 9, of Youngstown ...

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Brian Briggs, 9, of Youngstown poses for a photo with NFL star John Greco during draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman.


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William D. Lewis The Vindicator  draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator draft night event at Suzies ...

William D. Lewis The Vindicator draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman.


William D. Lewis The Vindicator Haden Holmes, 13 weeks, meets former Browns player Joe Thomas,  during draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman. Haden is a son of Matt and Samantha Holmes of Austintown.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Haden Holmes, 13 weeks, meets ...

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Haden Holmes, 13 weeks, meets former Browns player Joe Thomas, during draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman. Haden is a son of Matt and Samantha Holmes ...


William D. Lewis The Vindicator Haden Holmes, 13 weeks, meets former Browns player Joe Thomas, at left  NFL star John Greco during draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman. Haden is a son of Matt and Samantha Holmes of Austintown.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Haden Holmes, 13 weeks, meets ...

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Haden Holmes, 13 weeks, meets former Browns player Joe Thomas, at left NFL star John Greco during draft night event at Suzies Dogs and Drafts in Boardman. Haden is a ...


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 Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial has ended with jurors returning guilty verdicts on all three counts.

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial has ended with jurors returning ...

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial has ended with jurors returning guilty verdicts on all three counts.


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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children guessed whether or not Peeps would float at a certain station. Another station included a cup of water with blue and yellow Peeps inside that turned the water green.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children guessed whether or not Peeps ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children guessed whether or not Peeps would float at a certain station. Another station included a cup of water with blue and yellow Peeps inside that turned the water green.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jessica Giancola, organizer of the Fitness Sunday Funday, has Crohn's disease and created the event to help fund the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to help find a cure. She said she hoped the event would also raise awareness for disease and how common it is. Pictured is Giancola with Scrappy.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jessica Giancola, organizer of the Fitness Sunday ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jessica Giancola, organizer of the Fitness Sunday Funday, has Crohn's disease and created the event to help fund the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to help find a cure. She said she hoped ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children tried each of the stations at the Austintown library's Marshmallow Peep Science program, and they went to their favorite stations during the end of the program. Pictured, the children used a catapult to launch Peeps into Easter baskets.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children tried each of the stations ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children tried each of the stations at the Austintown library's Marshmallow Peep Science program, and they went to their favorite stations during the end of the program. Pictured, the children used ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jessica Giancola created a 5k and mile run/walk event at Austintown Township Park on April 14 to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Pictured, from left, are those who helped create the event, Cathy Angela, Jessica and Michael Giancola.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jessica Giancola created a 5k and mile ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jessica Giancola created a 5k and mile run/walk event at Austintown Township Park on April 14 to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Pictured, from left, are those who helped create the ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary (F5RS) gave families the opportunity to take photos with their trained therapy rabbits at Family Video. Pictured are F5RS volunteers Sassy Pickard and Barb Ricker. The organization provides homes for rescued animals as well as community outreach with their trained rabbits.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary (F5RS) gave families the opportunity to take photos with their trained therapy rabbits at Family Video. Pictured are F5RS volunteers Sassy Pickard and ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The 5k and mile run/walk at Austintown Township Park was a part of the Fitness Funday event to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The event had a few local vendors, a walk and a dancing workout inside the Stacey Pavilion.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The 5k and mile run/walk at Austintown ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The 5k and mile run/walk at Austintown Township Park was a part of the Fitness Funday event to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The event had a few local ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS shared the profits they earned from the bake sale and pictures. Both organizations rely on donations, so they both do fundraisers often.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS shared the ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS shared the profits they earned from the bake sale and pictures. Both organizations rely on donations, so they both do fundraisers often.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS had a bake sale and Easter pictures at Family Video in Austintown on March 25. Pictured are Jennifer Overmier, Erin Yale, Pete Yale and Blase Brush of Legacy Dog Rescue. They rescue dogs and find new homes for them as well as spay or neuter dogs.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS had a ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS had a bake sale and Easter pictures at Family Video in Austintown on March 25. Pictured are Jennifer Overmier, Erin Yale, Pete Yale and Blase Brush of ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The librarians had a program based on Peeps because Easter was nearing and Peeps are a popular Easter candy. The station from the program had the children describe the candy using their five senses.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The librarians had a program based on ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The librarians had a program based on Peeps because Easter was nearing and Peeps are a popular Easter candy. The station from the program had the children describe the candy using their ...


Neighbors | Submitted .In spite of unseasonable weather, the Austintown Fitch High School band practices outside of Fitch High School to prepare for the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C. Pictured is Band Director Wesley O’Connor leading the practice.

Neighbors | Submitted .In spite of unseasonable weather, the Austintown ...

Neighbors | Submitted .In spite of unseasonable weather, the Austintown Fitch High School band practices outside of Fitch High School to prepare for the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C. Pictured is Band Director ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library had a "Marshmallow Peep Science" program on March 14, which included seven different stations relating to Peep candies, such as the building station pictured. Children used toothpicks and jellybeans create structures around Peeps.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library had a "Marshmallow Peep ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library had a "Marshmallow Peep Science" program on March 14, which included seven different stations relating to Peep candies, such as the building station pictured. Children used toothpicks and jellybeans ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Libraians Ashley Young and Nikki Puhalla organized the Marshmallow Peep Science program at the Austintown library. Pictured, Young poured baking soda and vinegar on a Peep to see what, if anything, would happen.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Libraians Ashley Young and Nikki Puhalla organized ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Libraians Ashley Young and Nikki Puhalla organized the Marshmallow Peep Science program at the Austintown library. Pictured, Young poured baking soda and vinegar on a Peep to see what, if anything, would ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Tim Smith, author of the "Buck Wilder" series of children's books, visited Dobbins Elementary on March 19. He spoke to the students about being an author and trying new things.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Tim Smith, author of the "Buck Wilder" ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Tim Smith, author of the "Buck Wilder" series of children's books, visited Dobbins Elementary on March 19. He spoke to the students about being an author and trying new things.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Author Tim Smith showed the Dobbins Elementary students how to make a cup out of paper. He poured water in his cup and drank it. He said he loved paper and all of its uses.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Author Tim Smith showed the Dobbins Elementary ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Author Tim Smith showed the Dobbins Elementary students how to make a cup out of paper. He poured water in his cup and drank it. He said he loved paper and all ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTO brought in Dan Felger of Felger Exotics to show the children and parents some animals, such as a rabbit and a marmoset. The children pet the animals and talked to Felger while in line for their professional photo with Felger's kangaroo.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTO brought in Dan Felger of ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTO brought in Dan Felger of Felger Exotics to show the children and parents some animals, such as a rabbit and a marmoset. The children pet the animals and talked to ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Dobbins Elementary PTO brought in female instructors and students from MCCTC's STEM program for their father daughter night. Pictured, the STEM students showed the daughters how to use a program to roll a ball around on a table.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Dobbins Elementary PTO brought in female ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Dobbins Elementary PTO brought in female instructors and students from MCCTC's STEM program for their father daughter night. Pictured, the STEM students showed the daughters how to use a program to ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Rotary awarded checks to 16 charities during their Award Breakfast on April 18. The funding came from the Rotary's Night at the Races and Chili Open Events. Pictured are Rotary members, representatives from local charities and representaives from the Rotary's sponsors.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Rotary awarded checks to 16 ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Rotary awarded checks to 16 charities during their Award Breakfast on April 18. The funding came from the Rotary's Night at the Races and Chili Open Events. Pictured are Rotary ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Rotary has had the Awards Breakfast annually for the last 32 years. Pictured are Rotary members Andrew Grishcow, Mary Ann Carano, Dan Dull, President Dan Madden, David Moliterno, Shellie Duchek, Steve Zentko and Larry Warren. Grishcow, Carano and Dull were the committee chairs for the Chili Open that raised the funds for the awards.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Rotary has had the Awards ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Rotary has had the Awards Breakfast annually for the last 32 years. Pictured are Rotary members Andrew Grishcow, Mary Ann Carano, Dan Dull, President Dan Madden, David Moliterno, Shellie Duchek, ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.All of Tim Smith's ten "Buck Wilder" books focus on nature, such as the book cover "Buck Wilder's Small Fry Fishing Guide" pictured. He presented in his fishing gear and talked to the children about nature.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.All of Tim Smith's ten "Buck Wilder" ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.All of Tim Smith's ten "Buck Wilder" books focus on nature, such as the book cover "Buck Wilder's Small Fry Fishing Guide" pictured. He presented in his fishing gear and talked to ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Night at the Races and the Chili Open allowed the Poland Rotary to give $25,000 back to the community. Pictured is Kelly Long of Walnut Grove and Rotary President Dan Madden. Walnut Grove will use the funds to continue to build their inclusive playground for both children with and without disabilities.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Night at the Races and the ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Night at the Races and the Chili Open allowed the Poland Rotary to give $25,000 back to the community. Pictured is Kelly Long of Walnut Grove and Rotary President Dan Madden. ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Dobbins Elementary father daughter night featured a dance in the gymnasium with music by DJ Bob Hlinka of Music Man DJ Services. Pictured are Bob DiFabio and his daughter Juilanna.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Dobbins Elementary father daughter night featured ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Dobbins Elementary father daughter night featured a dance in the gymnasium with music by DJ Bob Hlinka of Music Man DJ Services. Pictured are Bob DiFabio and his daughter Juilanna.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children's author Tim Smith spoke to the elementary students about following their passions, trying hard and making mistakes. He joked with the students throughout he performance to keep them engaged and interested.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children's author Tim Smith spoke to the ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children's author Tim Smith spoke to the elementary students about following their passions, trying hard and making mistakes. He joked with the students throughout he performance to keep them engaged and interested.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each representative that received money from the Poland Rotary spoke briefly about what the organization will do with the funds. Pictured is Liz McGarry of Hospice of the Valley. The organization will use the money for free care for uninsured patients and maintaining the Hospice House.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each representative that received money from the ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each representative that received money from the Poland Rotary spoke briefly about what the organization will do with the funds. Pictured is Liz McGarry of Hospice of the Valley. The organization will ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTO of Dobbins Elementary organized the father daughter night. They set up a station where parents and children could get their pictures taken with a small kangaroo. Pictured are Alivia Carbone and Tony Cruz.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTO of Dobbins Elementary organized the ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTO of Dobbins Elementary organized the father daughter night. They set up a station where parents and children could get their pictures taken with a small kangaroo. Pictured are Alivia Carbone ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each of the organizations at the Awards Breakfast took a picture with a check and received their organization's check from the Rotary members. Pictured is Germaine McAlpine of the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown. The organization will use the funds for projects in Youngstown city schools.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each of the organizations at the Awards ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each of the organizations at the Awards Breakfast took a picture with a check and received their organization's check from the Rotary members. Pictured is Germaine McAlpine of the Boys and Girls ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Dobbins Elementary had a father daughter night on March 20. The night included a series of different stations, including one where the child and parent worked on a project together. Pictured, Sofia and Frank Elia work together to make a birdhouse.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Dobbins Elementary had a father daughter night ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Dobbins Elementary had a father daughter night on March 20. The night included a series of different stations, including one where the child and parent worked on a project together. Pictured, Sofia ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively."Buck Wilder" author Tim Smith writes and illustrates his books. He showed the Dobbins Elementary students a sample drawing from a book that demonstrated his style of placing words sideways or upside-down.

Neighbors | Zack Shively."Buck Wilder" author Tim Smith writes and ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively."Buck Wilder" author Tim Smith writes and illustrates his books. He showed the Dobbins Elementary students a sample drawing from a book that demonstrated his style of placing words sideways or upside-down.


Neighors | Submitted .Sergeant Wade Boley of the Columbiana Police Department led members of Girl Scout Troops 80191 and 80777 in Columbiana and 80018 in Canfield in a Circle of Friends activity centered on character as it relates to standing up against bullying.

Neighors | Submitted .Sergeant Wade Boley of the Columbiana Police ...

Neighors | Submitted .Sergeant Wade Boley of the Columbiana Police Department led members of Girl Scout Troops 80191 and 80777 in Columbiana and 80018 in Canfield in a Circle of Friends activity centered on character ...


Neighbors | Submitted.Jennifer Smith and Dominic DuPonty were the state runners up in Public Forum Debate and Ashley Reynold took fifth in the state in Declemation at the State Speech and Debate tournament March 2-3.

Neighbors | Submitted.Jennifer Smith and Dominic DuPonty were the state ...

Neighbors | Submitted.Jennifer Smith and Dominic DuPonty were the state runners up in Public Forum Debate and Ashley Reynold took fifth in the state in Declemation at the State Speech and Debate tournament March 2-3.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield Village Middle School Ambitious Citizens for Empathy Charity Committee members, from second on left, Matthew Logan, A.J. Helmick and Emily Heino presented a donation of $500.84 to Diane Less, co-founder of Angels for Animals, on March 31. Missing from photo is committee member Anna Kerns.

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield Village Middle School Ambitious Citizens for ...

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield Village Middle School Ambitious Citizens for Empathy Charity Committee members, from second on left, Matthew Logan, A.J. Helmick and Emily Heino presented a donation of $500.84 to Diane Less, co-founder of ...


Neighbors | Submitted .Columbiana Scout Troop 80191 Cadettes Brileigh Kocanjer, Chelsee Chaffee and Alyson Smith volunteered to help lead small groups during Start With Hello Project anti-bullying exercises in which three area Girl Scout Troops took part.

Neighbors | Submitted .Columbiana Scout Troop 80191 Cadettes Brileigh Kocanjer, ...

Neighbors | Submitted .Columbiana Scout Troop 80191 Cadettes Brileigh Kocanjer, Chelsee Chaffee and Alyson Smith volunteered to help lead small groups during Start With Hello Project anti-bullying exercises in which three area Girl Scout Troops ...


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.With the help of Angels for Animals co-founder Diane Less (back), Canfield Village Middle School Ambitious Citizens for Empathy Charity Committee members , from left, Emily Heino, Matthew Logan and A.J. Helmick decided to buy two of the 1-square-foot blocks in the new Angel Wing building with money they raised and donated to the organization on March 31. Missing from photo is committee member Anna Kerns.

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.With the help of Angels for Animals ...

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.With the help of Angels for Animals co-founder Diane Less (back), Canfield Village Middle School Ambitious Citizens for Empathy Charity Committee members , from left, Emily Heino, Matthew Logan and A.J. Helmick ...


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tammy Sabrin read a book to kindergartners and their families during the school’s Literacy Night.

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tammy ...

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tammy Sabrin read a book to kindergartners and their families during the school’s Literacy Night.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Second-grader Giuliana Sebastiani and her mother, Michelle, visited the Book Tasting in the library during the school’s Literacy Night.

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Second-grader Giuliana Sebastiani and her mother, Michelle, ...

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Second-grader Giuliana Sebastiani and her mother, Michelle, visited the Book Tasting in the library during the school’s Literacy Night.


Neighbors | Submitted .Pictured are the Canfield Speech and Debate team members that went to state competition, (front) Ashton Gingerich, Kaleigh Ceci, Alex Sanders, Jared Cross, Vincent Machuga, Jessica Lee, Anna Sinclair, Smaranda Solomon, Eva Lamberson, Ben Lawson, Alanna Holden; (back) Taryn Rothbauer, Audra Pesko, Jennifer Smith, Dominic DuPonty, Bridget Fekety, Claire Berlin, Michael Factor, Ashley Reynolds, Drake Safranic, Sophie Hodge, Andrew Kern, Sophia Campos, Angelo Cestone, Marina Campos, Anthony Biondillo, Abi Hursh, Robert Faix, Dominic DeRamo, Brandon Stratton, Lillijanna Tomko and Gregory Halley.

Neighbors | Submitted .Pictured are the Canfield Speech and Debate ...

Neighbors | Submitted .Pictured are the Canfield Speech and Debate team members that went to state competition, (front) Ashton Gingerich, Kaleigh Ceci, Alex Sanders, Jared Cross, Vincent Machuga, Jessica Lee, Anna Sinclair, Smaranda Solomon, Eva ...


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School first-grade teacher Alyssa Carbon read a poem to first-graders and their families during the school’s Literacy Night on April 11.

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School first-grade teacher Alyssa ...

Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School first-grade teacher Alyssa Carbon read a poem to first-graders and their families during the school’s Literacy Night on April 11.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children attended the Boardman library's "It's a Royal Affair" program on April 12 dressed as princes and princesses. The program included stories and games with a medieval theme.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children attended the Boardman library's "It's a ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children attended the Boardman library's "It's a Royal Affair" program on April 12 dressed as princes and princesses. The program included stories and games with a medieval theme.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman librarian Karen Saunders organized the "It's a Royal Affair" program. She began the event with a story time. Pictured, she read “The Prince Won’t Go To Bed” by Dayle Ann Dodds.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman librarian Karen Saunders organized the "It's ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman librarian Karen Saunders organized the "It's a Royal Affair" program. She began the event with a story time. Pictured, she read “The Prince Won’t Go To Bed” by Dayle Ann Dodds.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.After the story time, the children were able to play games and do crafts that librarian Karen Saunders placed out for the children. Pictured, the children made crowns to wear during the program.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.After the story time, the children were ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.After the story time, the children were able to play games and do crafts that librarian Karen Saunders placed out for the children. Pictured, the children made crowns to wear during the ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Boardman library does many children events with different themes. The medieval theme allowed them to play a number of different games and hear interesting stories about knights and kingdoms. Pictured, librarian Karen Saunders helped a child make a Rapunzel braid or fishing line out of yarn.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Boardman library does many children events ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Boardman library does many children events with different themes. The medieval theme allowed them to play a number of different games and hear interesting stories about knights and kingdoms. Pictured, librarian ...


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children at the "It's a Royal Affair" library program played a number of games, including a ringtoss and beanbag toss game, a ball toss game and a catapult game where the children launched small pompoms at a small castle.

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children at the "It's a Royal ...

Neighbors | Zack Shively.The children at the "It's a Royal Affair" library program played a number of games, including a ringtoss and beanbag toss game, a ball toss game and a catapult game where the ...


Neighbors | Submitted .On March 25, the Boardman Park hosted it’s first annual Disc Golf Open to celebrate the Disc Golf course’s expansion from nine to 18 holes.

Neighbors | Submitted .On March 25, the Boardman Park hosted ...

Neighbors | Submitted .On March 25, the Boardman Park hosted it’s first annual Disc Golf Open to celebrate the Disc Golf course’s expansion from nine to 18 holes.


Basketball player Indiya Benjamin, left, and track hurdler/sprinter Chad Zallow are Youngstown State’s Athletes of the Year for 2017-18. They were honored at a YSU banquet on Wednesday.

Basketball player Indiya Benjamin, left, and track hurdler/sprinter Chad Zallow ...

Basketball player Indiya Benjamin, left, and track hurdler/sprinter Chad Zallow are Youngstown State’s Athletes of the Year for 2017-18. They were honored at a YSU banquet on Wednesday.


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