SNAPZ: Happy Huggers

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We received a heaping helping of happy huggers for this month’s Snapz theme.

John Eaton is pictured with his granddaughter, Jana Hartman. Both are of Lisbon. Photo was submitted by Patty Eaton.

John Eaton is pictured with his granddaughter, Jana Hartman. Both are of Lisbon. Photo was submitted by Patty Eaton.


John and Patty Eaton live in Lisbon.

John and Patty Eaton live in Lisbon.


Lynne Challenger Kovacs of Youngstown says her granddaughters Natalie Jean Kovacs of Boardman and Delaney Marie Kibler of Indianapolis are always so happy to see each other!

Lynne Challenger Kovacs of Youngstown says her granddaughters Natalie Jean Kovacs of Boardman and Delaney Marie Kibler of Indianapolis are always so happy to see each other!


Othella May of Youngstown sent this picture of twins Michelle and Michael Pete, also of Youngstown.

Othella May of Youngstown sent this picture of twins Michelle and Michael Pete, also of Youngstown.


Carol Thomas puts the squeeze on twins Michelle and Michael Pete, all of Youngstown. Othella May of Youngstown sent this photo.

Carol Thomas puts the squeeze on twins Michelle and Michael Pete, all of Youngstown. Othella May of Youngstown sent this photo.


Carol and Marcus Thomas and twins Michelle an Michael Pete, all of Youngstown, share a group hug. Photo sent by Othella May of Youngstown.

Carol and Marcus Thomas and twins Michelle an Michael Pete, all of Youngstown, share a group hug. Photo sent by Othella May of Youngstown.


Othella May of Youngstown sent this picture of twins Michelle and Michael Pete, who were 19 months old.

Othella May of Youngstown sent this picture of twins Michelle and Michael Pete, who were 19 months old.


Othella May of Youngstown says it was Christmas 1986 when this picture was taken of cousins Michael and Tisha, who were 1 and 7 years old at the time. Both are of  Youngstown.

Othella May of Youngstown says it was Christmas 1986 when this picture was taken of cousins Michael and Tisha, who were 1 and 7 years old at the time. Both are of Youngstown.


Othella May of Youngstown submitted this picture of hugging cousins Michelle Pete and Daniel May, both of Youngstown.

Othella May of Youngstown submitted this picture of hugging cousins Michelle Pete and Daniel May, both of Youngstown.


Michelle Winebold submitted this photo of her father, Ronald Hrusovski, and her daughter, Taylor Winebold. Michelle writes, "My dad is usually homebound due to his illness ... however, he made a special trip over to our house to see his granddaughter all dressed up for the Struthers High School Senior Prom on May 3."

Michelle Winebold submitted this photo of her father, Ronald Hrusovski, and her daughter, Taylor Winebold. Michelle writes, "My dad is usually homebound due to his illness ... however, he made a special trip over to our house to see his granddaughter all dressed up for the Struthers High School Senior ...


Jody Milton Clingan of Pulaski, Pa., sent in this photo, one of her favorite pictures of her and her dad, Vincent (Ben) Milton. Jody writes, "My Dad passed away in March; miss him terribly."

Jody Milton Clingan of Pulaski, Pa., sent in this photo, one of her favorite pictures of her and her dad, Vincent (Ben) Milton. Jody writes, "My Dad passed away in March; miss him terribly."


Proud mom Dawna Cramer sent in this photo of her daughters, Valerie Cramer (maid of honor) and Lyndsey Wade (bride). This was taken on Lyndsey's wedding day, Dec. 29, 2012.

Proud mom Dawna Cramer sent in this photo of her daughters, Valerie Cramer (maid of honor) and Lyndsey Wade (bride). This was taken on Lyndsey's wedding day, Dec. 29, 2012.


Annette Stanislaw hugs her son Alexis on Memorial Day in Lansingville. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.

Annette Stanislaw hugs her son Alexis on Memorial Day in Lansingville. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.


Youngstown native Bill ("Pappy") Clark holds his granddaughter Sommer in San Diego, Calif., on a visit in 1983. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.

Youngstown native Bill ("Pappy") Clark holds his granddaughter Sommer in San Diego, Calif., on a visit in 1983. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.


Stacie Michaels sent in this photo of her and her daughter, Sabrina, 7. They live in Struthers.

Stacie Michaels sent in this photo of her and her daughter, Sabrina, 7. They live in Struthers.


Sheri Morris sent in this photo, with this description: "This is from my wedding day, June 16, 1984, of the Donnelly sisters. Today we're known as Shelly Seese, Sheri Morris and Shannon Zappia. I'm the oldest and was the first to get married. This was taken right before I was leaving the reception."

Sheri Morris sent in this photo, with this description: "This is from my wedding day, June 16, 1984, of the Donnelly sisters. Today we're known as Shelly Seese, Sheri Morris and Shannon Zappia. I'm the oldest and was the first to get married. This was taken right before I was ...


Feel the love! Here are Logan Skica, Aunt Erica Skica, Grandfather Dan Skica (everyone calls him "Pops") and Giana Skica. Siblings Logan and Giana are from Austintown, and Erica and Pops live in Youngstown. Photo sent in by Debbie Skica.

Feel the love! Here are Logan Skica, Aunt Erica Skica, Grandfather Dan Skica (everyone calls him "Pops") and Giana Skica. Siblings Logan and Giana are from Austintown, and Erica and Pops live in Youngstown. Photo sent in by Debbie Skica.


Joe Zordich gives a hug to his grandpa, Cy Deley, both of Youngstown. Photo sent in by Laura Brown, who is Joe's mom and Cy's daughter.

Joe Zordich gives a hug to his grandpa, Cy Deley, both of Youngstown. Photo sent in by Laura Brown, who is Joe's mom and Cy's daughter.


Samantha Manning and her son Leo, 1, enjoy some time in Washington, D.C. Photo sent in by grandmother Joyce Buzzacco. All are from Youngstown.

Samantha Manning and her son Leo, 1, enjoy some time in Washington, D.C. Photo sent in by grandmother Joyce Buzzacco. All are from Youngstown.


Samantha and Patrick Manning enjoy some time in Washington, D.C. Photo sent in by grandmother Joyce Buzzacco. All are from Youngstown.

Samantha and Patrick Manning enjoy some time in Washington, D.C. Photo sent in by grandmother Joyce Buzzacco. All are from Youngstown.


Patrick Manning and his son Leo, 1, enjoy some time in Washington, D.C. Photo sent in by grandmother Joyce Buzzacco. All are from Youngstown.

Patrick Manning and his son Leo, 1, enjoy some time in Washington, D.C. Photo sent in by grandmother Joyce Buzzacco. All are from Youngstown.


Baby Owen, 6 months, loves his mother, Shaina Holt. Photo is submitted by Joyce Buzzacco, and all are of Youngstown.

Baby Owen, 6 months, loves his mother, Shaina Holt. Photo is submitted by Joyce Buzzacco, and all are of Youngstown.


Baby Owen, 6 months, loves his mother, Shaina Holt. Photo is submitted by Joyce Buzzacco, and all are of Youngstown.

Baby Owen, 6 months, loves his mother, Shaina Holt. Photo is submitted by Joyce Buzzacco, and all are of Youngstown.


Twins Owen and Zachary Walker share some brotherly love. The boys are now 10, says their mom, Jennifer Walker, who sent in this photo.

Twins Owen and Zachary Walker share some brotherly love. The boys are now 10, says their mom, Jennifer Walker, who sent in this photo.


"Grandchildren and hugs are the best things in the world!" writes Paulette Kren, who submitted this photo. Here she is in one of her favorite photos of her and her granddaughter, Sophia Kren, at Slovene Fest in Enon Valley, Pa. They are from Girard.

"Grandchildren and hugs are the best things in the world!" writes Paulette Kren, who submitted this photo. Here she is in one of her favorite photos of her and her granddaughter, Sophia Kren, at Slovene Fest in Enon Valley, Pa. They are from Girard.


Brothers Anthony and Nicholas Vivacqua of Boardman strike a pose. Photo taken and sent in by their grandma, Barbara Vivacqua.

Brothers Anthony and Nicholas Vivacqua of Boardman strike a pose. Photo taken and sent in by their grandma, Barbara Vivacqua.


Now here are some really happy huggers! Proud grandpa James DeToro of Austintown sent in this photo of grandchildren Cecilia DeToro, 2, and Riley Collins, 3.

Now here are some really happy huggers! Proud grandpa James DeToro of Austintown sent in this photo of grandchildren Cecilia DeToro, 2, and Riley Collins, 3.


Lillian Evans, also known as Nana, sent in this photo of her grandkids Brooklyn and Cole of Youngstown.

Lillian Evans, also known as Nana, sent in this photo of her grandkids Brooklyn and Cole of Youngstown.


Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield sent in this photo of their son and grandson, Todd and Brady.

Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield sent in this photo of their son and grandson, Todd and Brady.


Alison Stanislaw of Youngstown hugs Tagger the neighborhood cat. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.

Alison Stanislaw of Youngstown hugs Tagger the neighborhood cat. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.


Amity McFarlin of Paradise, Texas, granddaughter of recently deceased Youngstown resident Dorothy Clark, hugs Rascal. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.

Amity McFarlin of Paradise, Texas, granddaughter of recently deceased Youngstown resident Dorothy Clark, hugs Rascal. Photo sent in by Sherry Parent of Youngstown.


Amity McFarlin of Paradise, Texas, granddaughter of recently deceased Youngstown resident Dorothy Clark, gets a hug from Rando while playing dress-up. Rando is a Catahooga Kurr and loves to hug and dance the waltz.

Amity McFarlin of Paradise, Texas, granddaughter of recently deceased Youngstown resident Dorothy Clark, gets a hug from Rando while playing dress-up. Rando is a Catahooga Kurr and loves to hug and dance the waltz.


Terri Liller sent in this photo taken at the Calvin Center in Youngstown by her friend Sarah Bokone of Warren. It’s of 5-year-old Harper and 2 1/2-year-old Beckett Liller of Boardman.

Terri Liller sent in this photo taken at the Calvin Center in Youngstown by her friend Sarah Bokone of Warren. It’s of 5-year-old Harper and 2 1/2-year-old Beckett Liller of Boardman.


Harper Liller, 5, hugs her mother, Terri Liller, at the Blue Wolf Tavern during the 50th wedding anniversary of Harper's grandparents, Ralph and Sandy. Photo taken by Matt Liller of Boardman, Harper's dad and Terri's husband.

Harper Liller, 5, hugs her mother, Terri Liller, at the Blue Wolf Tavern during the 50th wedding anniversary of Harper's grandparents, Ralph and Sandy. Photo taken by Matt Liller of Boardman, Harper's dad and Terri's husband.


Cathy Brooks submitted this photo of her son, Danny Brooks of Austintown, and his grandfather, Gerry Brooks of Canfield. Cathy said her father-in-law loved baseball, and never missed one of Danny's games, even when he became ill. "He always waited until the end of the game to give Danny a hug," she wrote.

Cathy Brooks submitted this photo of her son, Danny Brooks of Austintown, and his grandfather, Gerry Brooks of Canfield. Cathy said her father-in-law loved baseball, and never missed one of Danny's games, even when he became ill. "He always waited until the end of the game to give Danny a ...


Joyce Howard of North Jackson sent in this photo of Benjamin A. Howard Jr. of Boardman and Heather Atkinson of East Palestine, who have been dating since July 2010. Here they are at Ben's graduation from U.S. Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Ill.

Joyce Howard of North Jackson sent in this photo of Benjamin A. Howard Jr. of Boardman and Heather Atkinson of East Palestine, who have been dating since July 2010. Here they are at Ben's graduation from U.S. Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Ill.


Joyce Howard of North Jackson sent in this photo of Benjamin A. Howard Jr. of Boardman and Heather Atkinson of East Palestine, who have been dating since July 2010. This photo, which includes Ben's Border Collie, Luke, was taken right before Ben left for the Navy.

Joyce Howard of North Jackson sent in this photo of Benjamin A. Howard Jr. of Boardman and Heather Atkinson of East Palestine, who have been dating since July 2010. This photo, which includes Ben's Border Collie, Luke, was taken right before Ben left for the Navy.


Betsy Koneval of Youngstown submitted this photo she calls "Lovin' Couple + 1," taken of her daughter, Jill Fonner, with boyfriend Truck Toth. At right is Jill's brother Russ Koneval. All live in Youngstown.

Betsy Koneval of Youngstown submitted this photo she calls "Lovin' Couple + 1," taken of her daughter, Jill Fonner, with boyfriend Truck Toth. At right is Jill's brother Russ Koneval. All live in Youngstown.


John Koneval spends time with grandchildren Corey and Jenna Fonner. All are from Youngstown. Photo sent in by Betsy Koneval, also of Youngstown.

John Koneval spends time with grandchildren Corey and Jenna Fonner. All are from Youngstown. Photo sent in by Betsy Koneval, also of Youngstown.


Here's a "group hug," sent in by Betsy Koneval of Youngstown. From left are Corey Fonner, friend Alden, Jill Fonner, Truck Toth, Betsy, Jenna Fonner and Megan Crosby. Betsy says they all love to spend time with family.

Here's a "group hug," sent in by Betsy Koneval of Youngstown. From left are Corey Fonner, friend Alden, Jill Fonner, Truck Toth, Betsy, Jenna Fonner and Megan Crosby. Betsy says they all love to spend time with family.


Betsy Koneval of Youngstown, left, sent in this photo she calls "Grandparents Hug," taken of herself, her husband, John, and Mary Fonner of Youngstown. Betsy says, "Whenever our family and friends get together, there is always a lot of 'huggin' going on."

Betsy Koneval of Youngstown, left, sent in this photo she calls "Grandparents Hug," taken of herself, her husband, John, and Mary Fonner of Youngstown. Betsy says, "Whenever our family and friends get together, there is always a lot of 'huggin' going on."


Larry Detwiler of Canfield sent in this photo of himself and his daughter, Weslie Detwiler. She has grown, but Larry says, "All I see is my adorable little girl!"

Larry Detwiler of Canfield sent in this photo of himself and his daughter, Weslie Detwiler. She has grown, but Larry says, "All I see is my adorable little girl!"


Larry Detwiler of Canfield sent in this more-recent photo of himself and his daughter, Weslie Detwiler. Larry says, "All I see is my adorable little girl!"

Larry Detwiler of Canfield sent in this more-recent photo of himself and his daughter, Weslie Detwiler. Larry says, "All I see is my adorable little girl!"


This photo of two "Happy Huggers" was taken several years ago by Grandma Sharon Valentino, but Anthony, now 5, and Vas, now 4, are still "Cuddling Cousins."

This photo of two "Happy Huggers" was taken several years ago by Grandma Sharon Valentino, but Anthony, now 5, and Vas, now 4, are still "Cuddling Cousins."


Frankie enjoys getting a hug from her 4-year-old son, Caleb. They are from Petersburg, Mich., and are the daughter and grandson of Frank and Vicky Hoffman. Photo taken and submitted by Vicky Hoffman.

Frankie enjoys getting a hug from her 4-year-old son, Caleb. They are from Petersburg, Mich., and are the daughter and grandson of Frank and Vicky Hoffman. Photo taken and submitted by Vicky Hoffman.


Ann Michelle Jesko, 3, gets a little more of a hug than she probably bargained for from Carolyn Leigh Jesko, 1. Photo sent in by Gramma Sophia Juruaz of Youngstown.

Ann Michelle Jesko, 3, gets a little more of a hug than she probably bargained for from Carolyn Leigh Jesko, 1. Photo sent in by Gramma Sophia Juruaz of Youngstown.


Karen Shneider and Renee Dashon pose at belly dance class at Judy Conti's Dance Studio. Photo sent in by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Karen Shneider and Renee Dashon pose at belly dance class at Judy Conti's Dance Studio. Photo sent in by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Aaron Hartsough and Alyssa Harrison, both YSU students, give each other a solid hug. Photo submitted by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Aaron Hartsough and Alyssa Harrison, both YSU students, give each other a solid hug. Photo submitted by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Karen Shneider and Renee Dashon pause at belly dance class at Judy Conti's Dance Studio. Photo sent in by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Karen Shneider and Renee Dashon pause at belly dance class at Judy Conti's Dance Studio. Photo sent in by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Heidi VanAuker, left, gives a hug to her son, Aaron Hartsough, a YSU junior, and Alyssa Harrison, a YSU student. Photo submitted by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Heidi VanAuker, left, gives a hug to her son, Aaron Hartsough, a YSU junior, and Alyssa Harrison, a YSU student. Photo submitted by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.


Leanna Hartsough, a Youngstown State University junior, and her cat Marshmallo. Photo submitted by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.

Leanna Hartsough, a Youngstown State University junior, and her cat Marshmallo. Photo submitted by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.