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    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..80 %  Eclipse... at  Canfield Metroparks Farm.. had a huge crowd trying to catch a glimpse using boxes paper plates and telescopes as well as the 'safe glasses'.Shirley Matyi of Austintown.. had her umbrella and glasses as she watch the eclipse

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..80 % Eclipse... at Canfield Metroparks Farm.. had a huge crowd trying to catch a glimpse using boxes paper plates and telescopes as well as the 'safe glasses'.Shirley Matyi of Austintown.. had her umbrella and glasses as she watch the eclipse


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..171st Canfield Fair is underway ..  Jewelina Reeveley (ok)  10 of Poland  shows her minature pony in the championship class at the 4-h ring

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..171st Canfield Fair is underway .. Jewelina Reeveley (ok) 10 of Poland shows her minature pony in the championship class at the 4-h ring


William D. Lewis The Vindicator USAF reserve Lt. John Kirin of Cortland gets a kiss from his dog Roxie after returning from deployment with members of US Air Force reserve unit at YARS  Jan. 18, 2017.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator USAF reserve Lt. John Kirin of Cortland gets a kiss from his dog Roxie after returning from deployment with members of US Air Force reserve unit at YARS Jan. 18, 2017.


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..AKC 2017 Steel Valley Cluster: Dog show competition and diving competition...sisters.. three irish setters...    Sedona Paige Annie -  all irish setters   owned by Skip Debbie Lawrence

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..AKC 2017 Steel Valley Cluster: Dog show competition and diving competition...sisters.. three irish setters... Sedona Paige Annie - all irish setters owned by Skip Debbie Lawrence


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..Mercy Health conducted an active shooter exercise at the Belmont Ave Emergency room.  A disgruntled husband brings in a gun and randomly shoots 'victims'  while looking for his wife ...Tact unit arrives in search... of  the shooter...-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Mercy Health conducted an active shooter exercise at the Belmont Ave Emergency room. A disgruntled husband brings in a gun and randomly shoots 'victims' while looking for his wife ...Tact unit arrives in search... of the shooter...-30-


William D. Lewis the vindicator  Tito Brown and his wife Lynette Brown react to news he won mayoral primary. They at a  party at Jewish Community Center.

William D. Lewis the vindicator Tito Brown and his wife Lynette Brown react to news he won mayoral primary. They at a party at Jewish Community Center.


  ROBERT K YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..Ironworkers build an outside stairwell with a good reflection of work on the wall as work continues on the Stambaugh Builiding being converted to a Double Tree by Hilton  owned by NYO property group..-30-

ROBERT K YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Ironworkers build an outside stairwell with a good reflection of work on the wall as work continues on the Stambaugh Builiding being converted to a Double Tree by Hilton owned by NYO property group..-30-


William D Lewis The Vindicator Niles PD officer Chris Manella pauses in front of a photo of slain Girard PD officer Justin Leo during a prayer vigil at St. rose Church in Girard 10-24-17.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Niles PD officer Chris Manella pauses in front of a photo of slain Girard PD officer Justin Leo during a prayer vigil at St. rose Church in Girard 10-24-17.


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..171st Canfield Fair is underway ..  as Eliyana SHank 11 of Berlin Center - with Mahoning Valley Horseman 4-H as she practices for the GROUND ROPING class

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..171st Canfield Fair is underway .. as Eliyana SHank 11 of Berlin Center - with Mahoning Valley Horseman 4-H as she practices for the GROUND ROPING class


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..AHH those lazy hazy days of AUTUMN ???  with temps nearing 90's people are still enjoying Craig Beach at Lake Milton State Park......and Izabella (OK) Tucker 4  took barbie and ken in for a dip... she is from  Damascus.....-30-

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..AHH those lazy hazy days of AUTUMN ??? with temps nearing 90's people are still enjoying Craig Beach at Lake Milton State Park......and Izabella (OK) Tucker 4 took barbie and ken in for a dip... she is from Damascus.....-30-


ROBERT K.YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The National African American Male Wellness Walk in downtown Youngstown at the Covelli Centre as community came together for a run/walk  5k....  also many tables for  community outreach and health checks..Rev Lewis macklin  ecstatic over the run walk and event.

ROBERT K.YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..The National African American Male Wellness Walk in downtown Youngstown at the Covelli Centre as community came together for a run/walk 5k.... also many tables for community outreach and health checks..Rev Lewis macklin ecstatic over the run walk and event.


David and Pat Leo stand with candles during a vigil for their son, Girard Police Officer Justin Leo, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard. Officer Leo was killed while responding to a potential suicide around 10:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, on the 400 block of Indiana Ave in Girard. Officer Leo was transported to St. ElizabethÕs Youngstown for surgery where he later died. ..(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

David and Pat Leo stand with candles during a vigil for their son, Girard Police Officer Justin Leo, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard. Officer Leo was killed while responding to a potential suicide around 10:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, on the 400 block of Indiana ...


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..the newly-restored copper statues were returned to its roof of the courthouse..The statues, removed in October 2010, have been returned to their perch above the courthouse's main entrance where they had sat since 1909...The three hollow statues, which were restored by an Oberlin firm, are named ÒJustice,Ó on the left, ÒStrength and AuthorityÓ in the center; and ÒLawÓ on the right.

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..the newly-restored copper statues were returned to its roof of the courthouse..The statues, removed in October 2010, have been returned to their perch above the courthouse's main entrance where they had sat since 1909...The three hollow statues, which were restored by an Oberlin firm, are ...


            ROBERT  K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..hed: Thu, June 29, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m...NORTH JACKSON Ñ One person died in a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 76 westbound in a construction zone near the st rt 45  overpass...The accident also left four other people injured, three of them seriously, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says...

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..hed: Thu, June 29, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m...NORTH JACKSON Ñ One person died in a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 76 westbound in a construction zone near the st rt 45 overpass...The accident also left four other people injured, three of them seriously, the Ohio State ...


William D Lewis The vindicator  Thousands of police officers in YSU Beegley Center for Justin Leo funeral service 10-29-17.

William D Lewis The vindicator Thousands of police officers in YSU Beegley Center for Justin Leo funeral service 10-29-17.


William D. Lewis The Vindicator Well wishers wave flags as  reservists aboard C-130's return from deployment  at YARS  Jan. 18, 2017.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Well wishers wave flags as reservists aboard C-130's return from deployment at YARS Jan. 18, 2017.


Police and EMS tend to the body of Michael Brooks, 52, after he was fatally shot at his stepdaughter's North Side apartment near the corner of Dupont St. and Robinwood Ave, Monday, April 10, 2017 in Youngstown. Police were responding to a domestic fight, when dispatchers alerted responding officers of a gunshot and a victim suffering from a head trauma. Jermaine Tubbs was later arrested and indicted for murder with a firearm specification and illegal possession of a firearm...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Police and EMS tend to the body of Michael Brooks, 52, after he was fatally shot at his stepdaughter's North Side apartment near the corner of Dupont St. and Robinwood Ave, Monday, April 10, 2017 in Youngstown. Police were responding to a domestic fight, when dispatchers alerted responding officers of ...


Collen Davis(black) receives a left hook from Jessica Palmieri(red), Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. Palmieri won after three rounds by points...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Collen Davis(black) receives a left hook from Jessica Palmieri(red), Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. Palmieri won after three rounds by points...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


Firefighters with the Youngstown Fire Department work to control a vacant house fire from spreading to a neighboring house, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, on the 100 block of S Garland Ave in Youngstown...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Firefighters with the Youngstown Fire Department work to control a vacant house fire from spreading to a neighboring house, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, on the 100 block of S Garland Ave in Youngstown...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)


Trumbull County player Ryan Lee(18)(JFK) enjoys a taco during the 6th inning in the 2017 High School Valley All Star Classic, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Eastwood Field. Coach Don Lee bought the team tacos in celebration after their first of 8 runs. Trumbull County won 8-6. ..(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Trumbull County player Ryan Lee(18)(JFK) enjoys a taco during the 6th inning in the 2017 High School Valley All Star Classic, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Eastwood Field. Coach Don Lee bought the team tacos in celebration after their first of 8 runs. Trumbull County won 8-6. ..(Nikos Frazier | ...


Youngstown Phantoms forward Matthew Barry (26) scores a goal against Muskegon Lumberjacks goalie Adam Brizgala (1) during the second period of a USHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. Phantoms won 7-3...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Youngstown Phantoms forward Matthew Barry (26) scores a goal against Muskegon Lumberjacks goalie Adam Brizgala (1) during the second period of a USHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. Phantoms won 7-3...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


Bishop Joseph Garlington of Pittsburgh speaks during the Meet Me at the Cross event at The Covelli Centre, Friday, April 14, 2017 in Youngstown. ..(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Bishop Joseph Garlington of Pittsburgh speaks during the Meet Me at the Cross event at The Covelli Centre, Friday, April 14, 2017 in Youngstown. ..(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


Bartender Patrick Casseday watches customers enjoys the final drinks at Golden Dawn Restaurant, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Youngstown. Golden Dawn closed after 83 years in the Valley after its future was debated between the two co-owners/brothers after their fathers death last spring...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Bartender Patrick Casseday watches customers enjoys the final drinks at Golden Dawn Restaurant, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Youngstown. Golden Dawn closed after 83 years in the Valley after its future was debated between the two co-owners/brothers after their fathers death last spring...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


  ROBERT K YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..Januhel Nieves-Vega- 4..  helps his mom get a pepper from the farmers market ..A $35,000 grant from the Swanston Foundation helped Alta Head Start at families to get fresh produce from a semi-annual farmersÕ market...-30-

ROBERT K YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Januhel Nieves-Vega- 4.. helps his mom get a pepper from the farmers market ..A $35,000 grant from the Swanston Foundation helped Alta Head Start at families to get fresh produce from a semi-annual farmersÕ market...-30-


Youngstown State University tail back Tevin McCaster (37) places his hands together after scoring a touchdown as he is congratulated by Youngstown State University wide receiver Damoun Patterson (4) in the first quarter as Youngstown State takes on Central Connecticut State, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown. Youngstown State won 59-9...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Youngstown State University tail back Tevin McCaster (37) places his hands together after scoring a touchdown as he is congratulated by Youngstown State University wide receiver Damoun Patterson (4) in the first quarter as Youngstown State takes on Central Connecticut State, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown. ...


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..a two vehicle wreck at  Hillman and Myrtle  had a vehicle on its side.. as neighbors helped people out of the truck..  the wreck involved a pickup truck and a car  just after noon today (thursday)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..a two vehicle wreck at Hillman and Myrtle had a vehicle on its side.. as neighbors helped people out of the truck.. the wreck involved a pickup truck and a car just after noon today (thursday)


William D. Lewis The Vindicator  Firefighters from several Columbiana County departments respond to a fire at the former Salem China facilty on S. Broadway in Salem Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. Smoke from hte fire could be seen from Austintown.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator Firefighters from several Columbiana County departments respond to a fire at the former Salem China facilty on S. Broadway in Salem Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. Smoke from hte fire could be seen from Austintown.


William D Lewis The Vindicator Tito Brown is all smiles as he hugs his son Quentin, 7, during victory party at MVR 11-7-2-17.

William D Lewis The Vindicator Tito Brown is all smiles as he hugs his son Quentin, 7, during victory party at MVR 11-7-2-17.


Police respond to a body on the south side on the 1700 block of Poland Ave, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Youngstown. Upon arrival, police administrated three rounds of Narcan before the man was revived prior to Medical personnel arrived on scene. The man was transported to a local hospital and will be charged with OVI Drugs...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Police respond to a body on the south side on the 1700 block of Poland Ave, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Youngstown. Upon arrival, police administrated three rounds of Narcan before the man was revived prior to Medical personnel arrived on scene. The man was transported to a local hospital ...


Champion Golden Flashes pitcher Andrew Russel (28) and Champion Golden Flashes first baseman AJ Meyer (25) celebrate the third out in the sixth inning as Champion takes on Berlin Hiland in the DIII baseball championship, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Champion won 1-0...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Champion Golden Flashes pitcher Andrew Russel (28) and Champion Golden Flashes first baseman AJ Meyer (25) celebrate the third out in the sixth inning as Champion takes on Berlin Hiland in the DIII baseball championship, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Champion won 1-0...(Nikos Frazier | The ...


Family members grieve during former state Sen. Harry Meshel's funeral, Sept. 9, 2017, at Belmont Park Cemetery in Youngstown...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Family members grieve during former state Sen. Harry Meshel's funeral, Sept. 9, 2017, at Belmont Park Cemetery in Youngstown...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)


Carson Markley and Tiffany Voland smile after being crowned 2017 4-H King and Queen at the Youth Day Ceremony at the 171st Canfield Fair, Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Carson Markley and Tiffany Voland smile after being crowned 2017 4-H King and Queen at the Youth Day Ceremony at the 171st Canfield Fair, Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)


Canfield runner Bridgett Kelly(00) is called out by the home plate umpire after being tagged out by Poland catcher Emily Denney(10) during the 6th inning as Canfield takes on Poland in the 12u Little League district title, Monday, July 3, 2017 at Fields of Dreams in Boardman. Poland won 7-6...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Canfield runner Bridgett Kelly(00) is called out by the home plate umpire after being tagged out by Poland catcher Emily Denney(10) during the 6th inning as Canfield takes on Poland in the 12u Little League district title, Monday, July 3, 2017 at Fields of Dreams in Boardman. Poland won 7-6...(Nikos ...


Crestview's MacKencie Daub (15) spikes the ball over the net during the first set as Crestview High School takes on South Range High School during the 2017 DIII District Volleyball Tournament, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Salem High School in Salem. Crestwood won the series, 3-0...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Crestview's MacKencie Daub (15) spikes the ball over the net during the first set as Crestview High School takes on South Range High School during the 2017 DIII District Volleyball Tournament, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Salem High School in Salem. Crestwood won the series, 3-0...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


Gianna Gentile adjusts her heels before the Struthers High School Graduation, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Struthers...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Gianna Gentile adjusts her heels before the Struthers High School Graduation, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Struthers...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)


Lake Catholic forward Keka Babic (9) is congratulated by her teammates after scoring a goal during the first half as Lake Catholic High School takes on Canfield High School in the Division II Regional Final, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Gilcrest Field at Portage Community Bank Stadium in Ravenna, Ohio. Lake won 2-0...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Lake Catholic forward Keka Babic (9) is congratulated by her teammates after scoring a goal during the first half as Lake Catholic High School takes on Canfield High School in the Division II Regional Final, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Gilcrest Field at Portage Community Bank Stadium in Ravenna, Ohio. ...


Seth Stokes of Lisbon watches as his feet drag the bar causing him to place second as he competes in the DIII boys high jump final during the 2017 OHSAA Boys and Girls State Track and Field Tournaments, Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Seth Stokes of Lisbon watches as his feet drag the bar causing him to place second as he competes in the DIII boys high jump final during the 2017 OHSAA Boys and Girls State Track and Field Tournaments, Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus...(Nikos ...


  ROBERT K YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..Vincent DePizzo of St Rose flips a souffle.....Steady as it goes.. Ursuline High School will hosted 8th Grade Day on Tuesday,  All 8th grade students were invited to learn about Ursuline High SchoolÕs academic, extra-curricular and spiritual offerings...-30-

ROBERT K YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..Vincent DePizzo of St Rose flips a souffle.....Steady as it goes.. Ursuline High School will hosted 8th Grade Day on Tuesday, All 8th grade students were invited to learn about Ursuline High SchoolÕs academic, extra-curricular and spiritual offerings...-30-


Youngstown State forward Tyree Robinson (0) dunks the ball as Youngstown State guard Braun Hartfield (1) cheers him on during the first half of a NCAA College Basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Youngstown State won 134-46...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Youngstown State forward Tyree Robinson (0) dunks the ball as Youngstown State guard Braun Hartfield (1) cheers him on during the first half of a NCAA College Basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Youngstown State won 134-46...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


Abigail Gay(14) feeds her lambs at the 171st Canfield Fair, Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. Abigail is donating one of her lambs to the Junior Fair New Building Campaign...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)

Abigail Gay(14) feeds her lambs at the 171st Canfield Fair, Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. Abigail is donating one of her lambs to the Junior Fair New Building Campaign...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)


Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Monte Graham (11) and Muskegon Lumberjacks goalie Adam Brizgala (1)  collide to allow Youngstown Phantoms center Curtis Hall (20)'s goal during the second period as the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Youngstown Phantoms, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Monte Graham (11) and Muskegon Lumberjacks goalie Adam Brizgala (1) collide to allow Youngstown Phantoms center Curtis Hall (20)'s goal during the second period as the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Youngstown Phantoms, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


William D. Lewis The Vindicator   YPD Ptlm Steven Gibson in Homestead park where he befriended some local kids and became a star on facebook. He is shown here in his cruiser with  Colde Adams, 8.

William D. Lewis The Vindicator YPD Ptlm Steven Gibson in Homestead park where he befriended some local kids and became a star on facebook. He is shown here in his cruiser with Colde Adams, 8.


Anthony Backus(3) of Girard goes up for a layup during the 2nd quarter as Girard takes on Ursuline, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Boardman High School. Ursuline won 62-53...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

Anthony Backus(3) of Girard goes up for a layup during the 2nd quarter as Girard takes on Ursuline, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Boardman High School. Ursuline won 62-53...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..


    ROBERT K. YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR..the newly-restored copper statues were returned to its roof of the courthouse..The statues, removed in October 2010, have been returned to their perch above the courthouse's main entrance where they had sat since 1909...The three hollow statues, which were restored by an Oberlin firm, are named ÒJustice,Ó on the left, ÒStrength and AuthorityÓ in the center; and ÒLawÓ on the right.

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR..the newly-restored copper statues were returned to its roof of the courthouse..The statues, removed in October 2010, have been returned to their perch above the courthouse's main entrance where they had sat since 1909...The three hollow statues, which were restored by an Oberlin firm, are ...


/c23/ scores a goal past Boardman goalie Jeffrey Holmes (5) during the second half as Boardman High School takes on Canfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Canfield High School in Canfield. Boardman's Sean Buck (27) shows his frustration in the background...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..

/c23/ scores a goal past Boardman goalie Jeffrey Holmes (5) during the second half as Boardman High School takes on Canfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Canfield High School in Canfield. Boardman's Sean Buck (27) shows his frustration in the background...(Nikos Frazier | The Vindicator)..