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Volunteers are on a mission of ReStoring

IF YOU GO What: ReStore, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County. Where: 480 Youngstown-Poland

MetroParks board hires golf pro Dennis Miller as new director

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Mill Creek MetroParks board of commissioners has

Volunteer restores the hue in Stambaugh Stadium’s ‘YSU’

Dan McCauley of Youngstown volunteered to repaint the large letters — YSU — in a section of seats at Stambaugh Stadium. McCauley, a 1964 Youngstown State University graduate, noticed the paint was fading on the logo. He began at the end of August, and his work will be on display for the Penguins’ home opener against Valparaiso at 4 p.m. today.

Official: Bill likely will pass Senate

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN It appears likely a reform bill that will make key

Contract OK’d to mitigate Canfield wetlands

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County commissioners have awarded a

Foundation honors Liberty vet for ... Brightening the lives of heroes

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator HERMITAGE, PA. Many soldiers are returning home from

SERVICES FOR VETERANS Seeing a difference

SERVICES FOR VETERANS Seeing a difference Irwin Stovroff, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who

Truesdale Transformed

Youngstown group removes blight, restores pride to East Side street

Most people familiar with a section of an East Side street likely are struck as much by what’s not there as by what is.

Former POW, Navy pilot, keeps down-to-earth outlook

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator NORTH JACKSON For several years, a partial itinerary

Hundreds get thanks for WATTS

Among those attending the Watson and Tressel Training ceremony Tuesday at Youngstown State University are, from left, Jim Tressel, YSU President Cynthia Anderson, Ellen Tressel, Phyllis and Anthony Cafaro and Frank and Norma Watson.

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JUGGLING HIS TIME

Workshop designed to teach children the laws of motion and gravity

When Jeff Raz isn’t juggling his time as an actor, playwright, clown or teacher, you might find him juggling tennis balls and colorful scarves.

Super Auto Events swap meet gets into gear in Canfield

Super Auto Events swap meet gets into gear in Canfield

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com CANFIELD For the next two days, Mike “Mad Dog” Hubbell will be

MAHONING COUNTY Director of OMB is appointed

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County commissioners have appointed a full-

Friends of Fellows’ garden party combines "Beauty and the Beets"

Friends of Fellows’ garden party combines

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Many visitors to Fellows Riverside Gardens are struck

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Group gains a worldly view on trip

Dr. Doran M. Duke went to Barahona, Dominican Republic, where he was greeted by what many Americans might view as abject poverty, ramshackle housing and poor health and medical care, not to mention a lack of electricity and sanitation.

Hundreds mark Earla Smith’s 104th birthday ... Down on ‘The Farm’

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator NORTH JACKSON May 19, 2008, was a big day for Earla

Heartfelt Celebration

St. Elizabeth Health Center marks 50th anniversary of the Mahoning Valley’s first open-heart surgery

Students concerned about interest rates

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Cary Dabney is looking forward to entering graduate

Students provide the perfect ingredients for ... Cooking up a classroom project

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN Monica Shirilla said she had never drawn a

Marilyn Barnhart’s dream come true ... Cooking up a big surprise

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com BOARDMAN It might be easy for many people to assume that anyone

Mahoning OKs vacating 3 roads

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County commissioners agreed to vacate three

Occupy Youngstown rallies to promote use of land banks

After having lived in Youngstown for a year, Joshua Kesner wanted to own a home in the city, but too much urban blight put a damper on those plans.

1,185 cap college career at YSU

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN It was easy to tell how Rayshone M. Oliver felt about

SIBS and RIBS

MetroParks Burn Off gets off to a savory start

Chowing down on some flavorful ribs from Smokin’ Joe’s Hog Wild BBQ in Mansfield are Liliana Marinkovich, 9, left, and her sister, Miranda Marinkovich, 11, both of Fowler. They were among the hundreds of people who showed up Friday at the James L. Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park for the first day of the inaugural Mill Creek MetroParks Rib Burn Off. The event continues today and Sunday.

Cancer Relays back on track

Tracy Botsko of Austintown holds tight to the hands of her son, Zach Wright, 11, as “You Raise Me Up” is sung during opening ceremonies at the Relay for Life at Boardman Center Middle School Friday. Botsko was diagnosed with cancer last November.

BAD DAY FOR WEEDS

Effort instills importance of giving back to the community

It was a good day for hundreds of students at Harvey S. Firestone Park, but a bad day for weeds that had sprung up, thanks to youngsters such as Nate Montgomery.

Faiths provide tests of tastes

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com BOARDMAN If you desired to prepare a chicken casserole such as

Fashion sparks bite of Big Apple, and The Plaza makes it sweet

By SEAN BARRON Special to the Vindicator BOARDMAN If you ask Nancy W. Smith what words she

Food expo draws big crowd

Jenna Hartman looks forward to culinary school, but first, there were customers to see, an event to attend and Mediterranean orzo salads with pesto turkey to make.

Mahoning-Trumbull county summit set on need for bed-tax hike

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN At least several more weeks will pass before the

Young members of Acts of Random Kindness are ... Sharing their need to care

Young members perform Acts of Random Kindness

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator POLAND Arielle Kruezweiser, Courtney Marki and Alena

Parents urged to organize to save Youngstown schools

Key ingredients to improve Youngstown city schools are engaged parents and a commitment to long-term involvement, a longtime community organizer contends.

Artist Joseph Thomas flourishes at 91

Youngstown artist draws on rich history of African-Americans

When you add a love of art and a talent with oil paint to a deep interest in African-American history, you get the colorful essence of Joseph L. Thomas’ paintings.

Bullying can have long-lasting effect

Nearly 30 years have passed since Jodee Blanco’s high-school graduation, but remnants of the damage she endured from having been bullied remain.

New councilman takes his seat in McDonald

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com MCDONALD Village officials have selected a new councilman to

FRIENDS INDEED

For more than 50 years, these eight women have been ...

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator POLAND Sue Phillips vividly recalls the horror she

125 take Polar Bear dive into 2012

Amanda Bowers, left, and Dani Monaco, both 17 and from West Middlesex, Pa., participate in Sunday’s fourth annual Shenango Polar Bear Jump into the Shenango River near Quaker Steak & Lube in Sharon.

A serious fall led to ... A TRIP DOWN THE AISLE

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator AUSTINTOWN When a person suffers a severe fall, it

Lobby trimmings carry .... A message of hope

The public is welcome to visit and enjoy the Christmas display at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning

Ysu’s Community Diversity Program series Author: ‘Something akin to caste system is alive’

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN When several civil-rights laws were passed in the

Mahoning Valley Cribbage Club Card game is a big deal

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator BOARDMAN If you combine one part each of camaraderie,

CRIBBAGE | A brief history

Members of the Mahoning Valley Cribbage Club, who recently celebrated the group’s 25th anniversary,

Mahoning OKs seeking bids for Poland-Struthers sewer project

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com GREENFORD Mahoning County commissioners have approved a request

Center’s ‘Hope for Holidays 2011’ campaign kicks off to help needy

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com GREENFORD The combination of tough economic times and the

Youngstown firefighters go to great heights to update skills

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Over the last 10 years, the city has undergone a

A plentiful protest

300 rally on Central Square to assail corporate greed, SB 5, war & more

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Seventeen-year- old Alyssa Gage expressed a

Donation strikes a chord with Dakota

Donation strikes a chord with Dakota

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com HOWLAND If you meet 11-year-old Dakota Hafley, you’ll quickly

Mother recounts struggles with her son’s Asperger’s

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com POLAND Shonda Schilling recalled one evening in 2007 when,

County officials oppose privatizing turnpike

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County commissioners have adopted a

Adoption-conference speaker: ‘The need is great’

Adoption-conference speaker: ‘The need is great’ By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com HOWLAND

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