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Here are the pictures of various people, places and things that were the source of great joy this year to those who sent them in to us for this month's feature.

Timmy Kerr, 5, of Poland, thinks happiness is the first snow of the year. Photo taken by dad Gary Kerr.

Timmy Kerr, 5, of Poland, thinks happiness is the first snow of the year. Photo taken by dad Gary Kerr.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield submitted this photo, and we all agree. The Canfield Fair serves as a huge joy to the Valley..

Lana VanAuker of Canfield submitted this photo, and we all agree. The Canfield Fair serves as a huge joy to the Valley..


The arrival of Jonah Anthony Orzechowski of McDonald provided much joy to his family.

The arrival of Jonah Anthony Orzechowski of McDonald provided much joy to his family.


Pap and Brynni get a lot of joy out of the petting zoo.

Pap and Brynni get a lot of joy out of the petting zoo.


Brynni loves Clifford the big red dog! Submitted by Grandma Debbie Horvath.

Brynni loves Clifford the big red dog! Submitted by Grandma Debbie Horvath.


Nancy Fawcet of Canfield sent this is a picture of her two little reindeer, granddaughters Becca Geissler (8) and Lorelai Geissler (6).

Nancy Fawcet of Canfield sent this is a picture of her two little reindeer, granddaughters Becca Geissler (8) and Lorelai Geissler (6).


Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who loves the leaves, provides pure joy to Grandpa Dave and Grandma Dawn Dickey of North Lima.

Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who loves the leaves, provides pure joy to Grandpa Dave and Grandma Dawn Dickey of North Lima.


Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., gives Grandpa Dave Dickey so much joy!

Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., gives Grandpa Dave Dickey so much joy!


Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who is shown celebrating her second birthday, gives Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima much joy.

Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, who is shown celebrating her second birthday, gives Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima much joy.


“Granddaughter joy” is what granddaughters Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., and Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, provide, according to Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima.

“Granddaughter joy” is what granddaughters Molly Fisher of Tempe, Ariz., and Naomi Lane of Walhonding, Ohio, provide, according to Grammy Dawn Dickey of North Lima.


Dawn Dickey of North Lima says heir granddaughter, Naomi Lane, of Walhonding, Ohio, is their “Christmas Joy.”

Dawn Dickey of North Lima says heir granddaughter, Naomi Lane, of Walhonding, Ohio, is their “Christmas Joy.”


Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., right, says "Holiday gatherings with my siblings are always a 'joy' due to my sister's name: Vera Joy Mccleery, of New Castle, left." In the middle is brother Ed Peterson of Johnson City, NY.

Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., right, says "Holiday gatherings with my siblings are always a 'joy' due to my sister's name: Vera Joy Mccleery, of New Castle, left." In the middle is brother Ed Peterson of Johnson City, NY.


Peg Sigle of Boardman experienced her greatest joy and surprise in May this year when she opened her door to see her grandson, Marine Cpl. William Jenkins, who was home on leave. She said, "I know he's 'William' to the USMC, but he'll always be 'Billy' to me!" Bill, who is a 2010 graduate of Boardman High School, began calling Peg "G-Ma" years ago and still does.

Peg Sigle of Boardman experienced her greatest joy and surprise in May this year when she opened her door to see her grandson, Marine Cpl. William Jenkins, who was home on leave. She said, "I know he's 'William' to the USMC, but he'll always be 'Billy' to me!" Bill, who ...


Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.

Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.


Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.

Peggy Kollar of Struthers sent this picture of her flowering cabbage.


Seeing their kids, Mia and Gabe Hammerton, having fun together brings Jeff and Gina Hammerton of Boardman the most joy.

Seeing their kids, Mia and Gabe Hammerton, having fun together brings Jeff and Gina Hammerton of Boardman the most joy.


Rebecca Streb submitted this photo, adding "One of the best feelings ever was to hear that the Mahoning Valley ranked under the New York Giants! We delivered 18,531 pounds of supplies to the Food Bank in New Jersey. Be thankful for what you have today because in a blink of an eye it could all be gone!"

Rebecca Streb submitted this photo, adding "One of the best feelings ever was to hear that the Mahoning Valley ranked under the New York Giants! We delivered 18,531 pounds of supplies to the Food Bank in New Jersey. Be thankful for what you have today because in a blink of ...


It appears 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown would enjoy becoming a "pink hat" of the Red Hat Society.

It appears 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown would enjoy becoming a "pink hat" of the Red Hat Society.


Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Ella Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is enjoying a day at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.

This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.


This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.

This picture of Joe and Anita Rose Murray of Austintown was taken and submitted by Gena Murray.


Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.

Alyssa Thomas, daughter of Kristi and Bob Thomas of Poland, is the birthday girl. The photo was taken and submitted by Grandma Gena Murray.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.

Mary Beth Czifra sent this picture of the cabbage flowers grown in the front yard of the Mineral Ridge home of her father, Louis Czifra.


Gianna Duponty with twin daughters Olive and Ellie.

Gianna Duponty with twin daughters Olive and Ellie.


Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.


Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.


Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.

Millie Valentino shared this picture of her greatest joy this year, her great-grandson, Alexander, who is insisting on making his birthday cake. She assures us there's nothing to worry about. The mixer was unplugged.


Diane Burda shared a picture of the source of the greatest joy in her family this year, their first grandchild. Little Sylvie, who was born in January and lives in San Diego, is experiencing one of her favorite things, bath time! Grandma says her face says it all. (She also says if you look closely, you can see two of the cutest little teeth ever!)

Diane Burda shared a picture of the source of the greatest joy in her family this year, their first grandchild. Little Sylvie, who was born in January and lives in San Diego, is experiencing one of her favorite things, bath time! Grandma says her face says it all. (She also ...


For Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty, the May 26 wedding of their daughter, Marlana, and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. The Very Rev. John Keehner of Youngstown, in the background, performed the ceremony at St. Mary Church in Tampa.

For Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty, the May 26 wedding of their daughter, Marlana, and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. The Very Rev. John Keehner of Youngstown, in the background, performed the ceremony at St. Mary Church in Tampa.


The May 26 wedding of Marlana LaCivita of Liberty and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. They are leaving St. Mary Church in Tampa into a crowd of well-wishers and bubbles. Photo submitted by Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty.

The May 26 wedding of Marlana LaCivita of Liberty and Guy Harris of Tampa was a joyous occasion. They are leaving St. Mary Church in Tampa into a crowd of well-wishers and bubbles. Photo submitted by Marie and Bob LaCivita of Liberty.


Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.

Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.


Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.

Photo submitted by Doug Chandler of Boardman.


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Lana VanAuker of Canfield loves shooting pictures of these horses, owned by her sister, Linda Vaughn.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield loves shooting pictures of these horses, owned by her sister, Linda Vaughn.


To Lana VanAuker of Canfield, there's nothing more enjoyable than being at her mother's farm a sunset at her mother's farm in Canfield. Her mother is Joanne Speece.

To Lana VanAuker of Canfield, there's nothing more enjoyable than being at her mother's farm a sunset at her mother's farm in Canfield. Her mother is Joanne Speece.


Leanna Hartsough is the source of great joy to her grandmother, Lana VanAuker of Canfield, who shot this picture of Leanna. According to Lana, Leanna, who is attending YSU on an athletic scholarship, is a member of the university's track and field team that won the Horizon League event. Her personal best high jump is 5 feet 6 inches, ranking her fifth in the state of Ohio.

Leanna Hartsough is the source of great joy to her grandmother, Lana VanAuker of Canfield, who shot this picture of Leanna. According to Lana, Leanna, who is attending YSU on an athletic scholarship, is a member of the university's track and field team that won the Horizon League event. Her ...


Mike Polkabla of Girard says his mom, 85-year-old Anne Polkabla, gives him a lot of joy.

Mike Polkabla of Girard says his mom, 85-year-old Anne Polkabla, gives him a lot of joy.


His daughter and her family brought a lot of joy to Mike Polkabla of Girard this year. They are Jerry, Joy, Maggie and Katie Byers.

His daughter and her family brought a lot of joy to Mike Polkabla of Girard this year. They are Jerry, Joy, Maggie and Katie Byers.


A great joy this year for Mike Polkabla of Girard was seeing his cousins at the Polkabla reunion. He hadn't seen them for a long time.

A great joy this year for Mike Polkabla of Girard was seeing his cousins at the Polkabla reunion. He hadn't seen them for a long time.


Mike Polkabla of Girard says his family is the source of much joy throughout the year.

Mike Polkabla of Girard says his family is the source of much joy throughout the year.