2017 Mother's Day Contest

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Here are the pictures we received for this year's Mother's Day Contest, "Mom's the Word." The first picture is the winning entry, showing Karen Jarosz, 65, of Boardman and her mother, Betty Anzevino, 90. As their prize, Karen and Betty received a gift card for $100 for the two of them to enjoy a meal at Bruno’s Restaurant on Route 224 in Poland.

THE WINNER IS: Karen Jaroz, 65, of Boardman, and her mother, Betty Anzevino, 90, of Youngstown, made a trip to New York to ride Jane's Carousel, formerly the Idora Park Carousel.

THE WINNER IS: Karen Jaroz, 65, of Boardman, and her mother, Betty Anzevino, 90, of Youngstown, made a trip to New York to ride Jane's Carousel, formerly the Idora Park Carousel.


Enjoying some time together are Sarah Lowrey and her daughter, Jessica Lowrey, both of Petersburg.

Enjoying some time together are Sarah Lowrey and her daughter, Jessica Lowrey, both of Petersburg.


Pecola Hunter is all smiles as she stands with her daughter, Monica Lynn Traylor, and granddaughter, Tyra Lynn Traylor. The three are all from Youngstown.

Pecola Hunter is all smiles as she stands with her daughter, Monica Lynn Traylor, and granddaughter, Tyra Lynn Traylor. The three are all from Youngstown.


Antoinette Wardle of Poland, takes a selfie  with her mother, Patty Wardle, also of Poland.

Antoinette Wardle of Poland, takes a selfie with her mother, Patty Wardle, also of Poland.


Some moms are up for anything, as Christina Habbe of Poland well knows from her amusement-park ride  with her mother, Roseann Habbe, also of Poland.

Some moms are up for anything, as Christina Habbe of Poland well knows from her amusement-park ride with her mother, Roseann Habbe, also of Poland.


Cassidy Marie Ross looks as if she’s photo-bombing her mom, Jo Ross of Columbiana.

Cassidy Marie Ross looks as if she’s photo-bombing her mom, Jo Ross of Columbiana.


Jean Adkins of Elyria embraces her mother, Anne Bates of Cortland.

Jean Adkins of Elyria embraces her mother, Anne Bates of Cortland.


Helen Stabile of Niles enjoys a big hug from her daughter, Deborah Stabile of Youngstown.

Helen Stabile of Niles enjoys a big hug from her daughter, Deborah Stabile of Youngstown.


People often remark about how much Ashley Reese of Canfield, right, looks like her mother Jeanette Guittar of Austintown.

People often remark about how much Ashley Reese of Canfield, right, looks like her mother Jeanette Guittar of Austintown.


Patty Stiegler of Austintown says she cherishes each moment she spends with her mother, Phyllis Pantone, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.

Patty Stiegler of Austintown says she cherishes each moment she spends with her mother, Phyllis Pantone, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.


Matching sweaters were worn in this photo of Jessica Crawford of Ravenna and her mother, Crystal Lias of Alliance.

Matching sweaters were worn in this photo of Jessica Crawford of Ravenna and her mother, Crystal Lias of Alliance.


Christine Rogers of Canton and her daughter, Samantha Phillips of Girard, smile for the camera.

Christine Rogers of Canton and her daughter, Samantha Phillips of Girard, smile for the camera.


Dana Nicholson enjoys getting together with her mom, Bernie Nicholson. Both live in Boardman.

Dana Nicholson enjoys getting together with her mom, Bernie Nicholson. Both live in Boardman.


Dana Nicholson enjoys getting together with her mom, Bernie Nicholson. Both live in Boardman.

Dana Nicholson enjoys getting together with her mom, Bernie Nicholson. Both live in Boardman.


Enjoying a nice day down south are Nancy Lenhart and her son, Calder.

Enjoying a nice day down south are Nancy Lenhart and her son, Calder.


Elizabeth Jorgensen spends some time with her mother, Nancy Jorgensen. Both of Waukesha, Wis., Elizabeth says that her mom is the one person in her life who has always been there for her.

Elizabeth Jorgensen spends some time with her mother, Nancy Jorgensen. Both of Waukesha, Wis., Elizabeth says that her mom is the one person in her life who has always been there for her.


Judith Richley of Canfield hosted a pajama party for her granddaughter, Joselyn Richley, 6, of Poland.

Judith Richley of Canfield hosted a pajama party for her granddaughter, Joselyn Richley, 6, of Poland.


Bill Christian shares a mother-son dance with Darlene Christian. They are both from Poland.

Bill Christian shares a mother-son dance with Darlene Christian. They are both from Poland.


MaryAgnes Mariotti of Youngstown gets a hug from her daughter, Maribeth Bieber of North Lima.

MaryAgnes Mariotti of Youngstown gets a hug from her daughter, Maribeth Bieber of North Lima.


Mom Lisa gathers her brood, including MacKenzie, Zoey, Ali and Mariah. They are from Vickery, Ohio.

Mom Lisa gathers her brood, including MacKenzie, Zoey, Ali and Mariah. They are from Vickery, Ohio.


Jaime and Chase Yohman of Girard pose during a family outing.

Jaime and Chase Yohman of Girard pose during a family outing.


Grace Leash and her daughter, Carol Troll, both of Girard, enjoy a special dessert together.

Grace Leash and her daughter, Carol Troll, both of Girard, enjoy a special dessert together.


This photo from 1971 features Jacquelin Hays of Rogers, and her mother, Roberta Gillam of New Waterford, wearing maxi dresses, a popular style of the day.

This photo from 1971 features Jacquelin Hays of Rogers, and her mother, Roberta Gillam of New Waterford, wearing maxi dresses, a popular style of the day.


Ernestine Townsend of Youngstown enjoys spending time with her mother, Juanita Carlisle, also of Youngstown.

Ernestine Townsend of Youngstown enjoys spending time with her mother, Juanita Carlisle, also of Youngstown.


David Hartsock of Columbiana sits with his mother, Barbara Hartsock, also of Columbiana at his son’s wedding.

David Hartsock of Columbiana sits with his mother, Barbara Hartsock, also of Columbiana at his son’s wedding.


Kristy Hott hugs her little guy, son Mason Hott. The two live in Salem.

Kristy Hott hugs her little guy, son Mason Hott. The two live in Salem.


Jessica Matyas of Cleveland and Dixie Matyas of Youngstown enjoy celebrating Dixie's favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day, together.

Jessica Matyas of Cleveland and Dixie Matyas of Youngstown enjoy celebrating Dixie's favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day, together.


Aristides Papadopoulos of Eagle-Vail, Colo., says his mom, Patricia Papadopoulos, hasn’t missed any of his golf tournaments that he can remember.

Aristides Papadopoulos of Eagle-Vail, Colo., says his mom, Patricia Papadopoulos, hasn’t missed any of his golf tournaments that he can remember.


Jasmine and her mom, Jackie, attend an event together. They are from Youngstown.

Jasmine and her mom, Jackie, attend an event together. They are from Youngstown.


Phyllis Dixon of Campbell poses with her daughter, Alicia Saulsberry-Williams of Boardman.

Phyllis Dixon of Campbell poses with her daughter, Alicia Saulsberry-Williams of Boardman.


Phyllis Dixon of Campbell poses with her daughter, Alicia Saulsberry-Williams of Boardman.

Phyllis Dixon of Campbell poses with her daughter, Alicia Saulsberry-Williams of Boardman.


Joining for a family photo was Jean Hull of Youngstown along with her daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughter.

Joining for a family photo was Jean Hull of Youngstown along with her daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughter.


Nick Pedaline and his mother, Sharon Pedaline, both of Hubbard, enjoy some southern sun.

Nick Pedaline and his mother, Sharon Pedaline, both of Hubbard, enjoy some southern sun.


Getting a big squeeze from her daughter, Lucille Mazzocca, is Mary Mazzocca. Both are from Campbell.

Getting a big squeeze from her daughter, Lucille Mazzocca, is Mary Mazzocca. Both are from Campbell.


Wendy Fisher loves spending time with her mom.

Wendy Fisher loves spending time with her mom.


Jason Bieber of North Lima hugs his mom, Maribeth Bieber, also of North Lima.

Jason Bieber of North Lima hugs his mom, Maribeth Bieber, also of North Lima.


Christina Carson, right, of Boardman, joins her mother, Darleen Carson of Berlin Center, for some time together.

Christina Carson, right, of Boardman, joins her mother, Darleen Carson of Berlin Center, for some time together.


Elder Rosetta Carter embraces her daughter, Taunya Bourne, both of Youngstown.

Elder Rosetta Carter embraces her daughter, Taunya Bourne, both of Youngstown.


Enjoying a special time at Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room in Canfield were Julie Cancio Harper of Boardman, in back, and, from left, her aunt, Judy Urban of Lordstown; mom Janet Scialabba of Boardman; and sister Jannifer Cancio, also of Boardman.

Enjoying a special time at Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room in Canfield were Julie Cancio Harper of Boardman, in back, and, from left, her aunt, Judy Urban of Lordstown; mom Janet Scialabba of Boardman; and sister Jannifer Cancio, also of Boardman.


Veronica Smith of Canfield visits with her daughter, Jackie DiGiovanni of Pasadena, Calif.

Veronica Smith of Canfield visits with her daughter, Jackie DiGiovanni of Pasadena, Calif.


Mark Phillips, left, and Isaac Beach enjoy some outdoor time with mom, Darla Beach. All are from Girard.

Mark Phillips, left, and Isaac Beach enjoy some outdoor time with mom, Darla Beach. All are from Girard.


Sara Sinchak of Boardman, embraces her daughter, Nina.

Sara Sinchak of Boardman, embraces her daughter, Nina.


Moira Cleary and her mother, Marion Cleary, both of Canfield, share some quiet time.

Moira Cleary and her mother, Marion Cleary, both of Canfield, share some quiet time.


Joan Charlesworth of Zionsville, Ind., shares an exhilirating ride with her mother, Susan Charlesworth of Brownsburg, Ind.

Joan Charlesworth of Zionsville, Ind., shares an exhilirating ride with her mother, Susan Charlesworth of Brownsburg, Ind.


Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughter, Alianah Ray. They live in Vickery, Ohio.

Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughter, Alianah Ray. They live in Vickery, Ohio.


Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughter, Alianah Ray. They live in Vickery, Ohio.

Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughter, Alianah Ray. They live in Vickery, Ohio.


Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughters. They live in Vickery, Ohio.

Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughters. They live in Vickery, Ohio.


Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughter, Alianah Ray. They live in Vickery, Ohio.

Lisa Ray spends precious moments with her daughter, Alianah Ray. They live in Vickery, Ohio.


Elaine Homa and her mom, Karen Haworth, both of McDonald, spend some quality time with the kiddoes.

Elaine Homa and her mom, Karen Haworth, both of McDonald, spend some quality time with the kiddoes.


Theresa Semchee and her mother, Norita Morrison, both of Youngstown, spent a past Mother’s Day visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens at Mill Creek MetroParks.

Theresa Semchee and her mother, Norita Morrison, both of Youngstown, spent a past Mother’s Day visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens at Mill Creek MetroParks.


Lilly Armstrong, 8, sent in this photo of her mugging with her mom, Jennifer Armstrong. Both are from Girard.

Lilly Armstrong, 8, sent in this photo of her mugging with her mom, Jennifer Armstrong. Both are from Girard.


Grandmother Mary Lou Savon is hugged by daughter Jen Cline and granddaughter Bree Latell. All are from Boardman.

Grandmother Mary Lou Savon is hugged by daughter Jen Cline and granddaughter Bree Latell. All are from Boardman.


Michelle and Hunter Martin of Poland take a camel ride.

Michelle and Hunter Martin of Poland take a camel ride.


Sandi Weigle of East Palestine shows her affection for daughter Nicole Weigle, also of East Palestine.

Sandi Weigle of East Palestine shows her affection for daughter Nicole Weigle, also of East Palestine.


Having a "dog"gone good time were Sandi Weigle and her daughter, Nicole Weigle, both of East Palestine.

Having a "dog"gone good time were Sandi Weigle and her daughter, Nicole Weigle, both of East Palestine.


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Sheri Ostrowski of Struthers is flanked by her daughters, Brianna and Brittany Ostrowski.

Sheri Ostrowski of Struthers is flanked by her daughters, Brianna and Brittany Ostrowski.


Jena Visconto poses with her mom, Terri Visconto. Both live in Philadelphia.

Jena Visconto poses with her mom, Terri Visconto. Both live in Philadelphia.


Celebrating Mother’s Day for the last time as four generations in 2014 were  Sevasti Gedra, left, and her infant daughter, Emelia Gedra, both of Cortland, along with Sevasti’s mother, Kaye Hadzigeorge of Warren, and her mother, Arlene Gibbs, now deceased, who had lived in Niles.

Celebrating Mother’s Day for the last time as four generations in 2014 were Sevasti Gedra, left, and her infant daughter, Emelia Gedra, both of Cortland, along with Sevasti’s mother, Kaye Hadzigeorge of Warren, and her mother, Arlene Gibbs, now deceased, who had lived in Niles.


Peggy Brewer of Girard, sits with her daughter, Lisa Kuty, in a more recent photo with a now grown up Lisa, right.

Peggy Brewer of Girard, sits with her daughter, Lisa Kuty, in a more recent photo with a now grown up Lisa, right.


Peggy Brewer of Girard, holds her daughter, Lisa Kuty, also of Girard, as a toddler.

Peggy Brewer of Girard, holds her daughter, Lisa Kuty, also of Girard, as a toddler.


Kelly Dangler of Columbiana got together with her mother, Kim Powell of Salem, left, and grandmother, Carol Roher, also of Salem.

Kelly Dangler of Columbiana got together with her mother, Kim Powell of Salem, left, and grandmother, Carol Roher, also of Salem.


Betty Allen, 91, of Cheshire, Conn., and her daughter, Marty Dickinson of Girard, got together last summer at Tupper Lake, N.Y., at a property Betty's grandfather purchased in 1904.

Betty Allen, 91, of Cheshire, Conn., and her daughter, Marty Dickinson of Girard, got together last summer at Tupper Lake, N.Y., at a property Betty's grandfather purchased in 1904.


Toni Mattozzi of Austintown celebrated her 50th birthday with a three-generation picture that includes her mother, Blondine Buongrazio of Youngstown, and her children, Michael Raffa of Austintown and Marissa Mattozzi of Charlotte, N.C.

Toni Mattozzi of Austintown celebrated her 50th birthday with a three-generation picture that includes her mother, Blondine Buongrazio of Youngstown, and her children, Michael Raffa of Austintown and Marissa Mattozzi of Charlotte, N.C.


Ann Feaster of Boardman stops by Shepherd of the Valley, Poland, to see her mother, Dorothy Chrobak, who is 89 years young.

Ann Feaster of Boardman stops by Shepherd of the Valley, Poland, to see her mother, Dorothy Chrobak, who is 89 years young.


Tiffany Dorsey and her daughter, Destiny McElroy, both of Warren, enjoy each other’s company.

Tiffany Dorsey and her daughter, Destiny McElroy, both of Warren, enjoy each other’s company.


Mother of the bride Maribeth Bieber of North Lima and her daughter, Heather Scott of New Waterford, share a quiet moment at Heather's wedding.

Mother of the bride Maribeth Bieber of North Lima and her daughter, Heather Scott of New Waterford, share a quiet moment at Heather's wedding.


Paula Maple of Grand Junction, Colo., visits with her mother, Mary Agnes Mariotti of Boardman.

Paula Maple of Grand Junction, Colo., visits with her mother, Mary Agnes Mariotti of Boardman.


Violet Sobinovsky of Austintown enjoys an Easter Sunday visit from her daughter, Karen Evans of Las Cruces, N.M.

Violet Sobinovsky of Austintown enjoys an Easter Sunday visit from her daughter, Karen Evans of Las Cruces, N.M.


Cindy Stoughton relaxes with her daughter, Elizabeth Serensky, both of Hanoverton.

Cindy Stoughton relaxes with her daughter, Elizabeth Serensky, both of Hanoverton.