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Characters galore at fifth-annual Zombie Crawl

In year five, Youngstown Zombie Crawl fans are ...

The crawl included stops at 16 venues in and around the downtown area

Make a Difference Day benefits Animal Charity

The event included a 5K run for the humans and a one-mile walk for the dogs, as well as a variety of games and contests for the pooches, and an auction for the people.

1 long road, 1 short brings YSU students to Saturday graduation

One took the long road and one took the short road, but Cameron Dinopoulos and Jeff Kalina ended up at the same place at the same time.

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Student artwork on display at Austintown library

The works included all forms of art, including oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, multimedia, sculpture and ceramics.

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Youngstown boasted some fine eateries in its heyday

Isaly’s, one of many restaurants mentioned in the book, “Classic Restaurants of Youngstown,” showed off its new look at The Isaly Shoppe in Youngstown on July 18, 1967, above left. At right, Isaly's dairy plant on the corner of Glenwood and Mahoning Avenues downtown in the early 1970s was known for its skyscraper and double side-by-side ice cream cones.

Graduation day is a family affair

For one Valley group, YSU’s graduation day was all relative

Five members of one family received their diplomas at YSU's commencement

CityScape awards laud community beautification efforts

Beautification Watch Awards

Awards were presented in these categories: Corporate/Business, Institution, Individual, Neighborhood Group, and Youth.

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136 graduate from Cardinal Mooney

The class included two sets of twins

Youngstown's Hollywood star urges YSU grads to persevere

Beeghly Center was the setting Saturday for graduates and their families at Youngstown State University’s spring commencement ceremonies.

Woman grabs vet’s collection jar in Austintown

By BOB JACKSON and JOHN GOODWIN news@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN For Angelo T. Pappalardo, chasing

Canfield class gets life lesson

HIGHER AMBITIONS By BOB JACKSON news@vindy.com CANFIELD Canfield High School graduate Dr.

Valedictorian: ‘I wish you happy wandering’

By BOB JACKSON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The remarks from three leaders of Liberty High

St. Patrick Church marks 100 years, symphony style

Conductor Michael David Gelfand, a music professor at YSU, leads the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra during a concert Tuesday night marking the 100th anniversary of St. Patrick Church in Youngstown.

‘Life is good’ for some 1,200 YSU graduates

One year ago, Thomas Phibbs was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a kidney transplant — the second one he’d undergone in six years. The donor was his fiancee.

Railroad flea market attracts hundreds

By BOB JACKSON news@vindy.com NILES A sagging economy and soaring gasoline prices couldn’t

Small animal rescue teaches massage to calm pet rabbits

Finally, there is help for the dreaded “bad hare day.” Seriously, if you just washed your hare and you can’t do a thing with it, try rabbit massage.

MLK Day event honors 2 Valley broadcasters

Former local TV newsman Ode Aduma said being recognized as a pioneer among blacks in local broadcasting was a high, humbling honor – even though broadcasting wasn’t his first choice in careers.

Special place for special children

Playground plan becomes reality By BOB JACKSON news@vindy.com

Star of horror movie gets a surprise visit at expo

By BOB JACKSON news@vindy.com NILES After years of making appearances at horror-film

Uplifting Oktoberfest

Charlotte Voytko, 11, and her mother, Kara Voytko, sport balloon hats made by a clown at the 34th annual Boardman Oktoberfest on Sunday in Boardman Township Park. They said attending the annual festival sponsored by Boardman Rotary is a family tradition.

Polka, Pirogi & Much More

More than 1,000 people partake in Polish culture in Austintown event By BOB JACKSON

W. Branch caps 50th year

Kaylee Arkwright and Kirsten Cole have been best friends since the sixth grade. On Sunday, they showed up at school together for the last time.

Engineered For Fun: Model-train show pulls into Niles, draws a crowd

Model-train show pulls into Niles, draws a crowd For many enthusiasts, their love of the hobby

YSU looks to assume management of industry and labor museum Jan. 1

Just a few questions were asked at Monday’s public gathering on the plan. YOUNGSTOWN — Barring

Caregivers receive blessing

The annointing process is rooted in a biblical practice intended to heal and purify.

Rejoice, give thanks and sing

Greater Austintown Ministerial Association hosts communitywide service

Area pumpkin may be heaviest in world

[Editor’s note: An inadvertent error caused this story to run incompletely in some Sunday

Area pumpkin may be heaviest in world

A Massillon woman will have to wait about two weeks to find out whether her record will stand.

Women On A Roll

Feisty new roller-derby group in Youngstown scours region for players, sponsors, venue Is the

It’s back! New roller-derby league glides into region

YOUNGSTOWN – Amber Stewart might look like a mild-mannered soccer mom, but don’t make her mad or she


Local community celebrates legacy of activist Marcus Garvey By BOB JACKSON YOUNGSTOWN — Hope,

Archbishop brings call for Arab-Israeli peace to Youngstown

The archbishop said he is calling on all Americans to demand an end to Israeli occupation of

Palestinian archbishop visits Youngstown, urges end to Israeli occupation

YOUNGSTOWN - A call for peace and an end to oppression in the Palestinian territories went out

Thrilled spectators urge full speed ahead for 2010 race

43 cyclists compete Sunday on West Federal Street in Youngstown as part of the four-stage Tour of the Valley. The three-day bicycle race concluded Sunday with a 1.1 downtown Youngstown course.

Spectators revel in Tour of the Valley; hopes run high for return in 2010

YOUNGSTOWN - Dan Quinlan said he would love to bring the Tour of the Valley bicycle race back to the

Speaker: Connect with others

Thirty-one of the graduates have been awarded scholarships worth more than $1 million.

‘A kind deed for the veterans’

Scouts honor occasion at cemetery in Poland The collaborative effort among veterans and youths has

Bowling event aids Big Brothers/Sisters

Volunteers said they get back as much as they give by helping young people. BOARDMAN — John

Mill Creek farm opens to visitors

The farm will be open for tours on weekends through October. CANFIELD — Four-year-old Caynia

Racing Modifications/Drivers road test new surface at Sharon Speedway

The economy dictated another change at the course: Instead of five divisions racing each weekend,

Illustrator draws kids to annual book fair

Some 800 children and their parents were expected to visit the third annual event to promote

To the bidders go the spoils: Police auction draws crowd

Authorities said the crowd even included one of the men who was sentenced in the theft ring.

Teens mad for ballroom dance

The teen dancers said the basics they’re learning now should serve them well when they get older.

Nationwide program finds homes for abandoned pet

Nationwide program finds homes for abandoned pets Otis is a single male with short, brown

Polish Arts Club draws on culture for students

The event, held annually since 1935, is to showcase the work of local Polish and Polish-American

'We got boxed out' says fan amid Pavlik ticket frenzy

Extra Chevy Center security not needed as fans sad, but accepting

Then and now: ’71 YSU grad draws comparisons

Graduates were urged to use their education to work toward resolution of national and world issues.


VFW post reflects on impact of ’41 attack Veterans said events such as the one Sunday are


Mill Creek holiday event draws people back home YOUNGSTOWN — JoAnn Gray walks by

Thousands take journey to Christmas past in Mill Creek Park

YOUNGSTOWN – JoAnn Gray walks by Lanterman’s Mill in Mill Creek Park countless times during the year



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