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Area soap box derby is Saturday in Cortland

The event will feature stock, super-stock and masters divisions. The top finisher from each division will represent the Youngstown area at the 76th annual All American Soap Box Derby on July 27 in Akron.

Boardman High grads number 381

One grad intends to enroll at Ohio University this fall to study wildlife and conservation biology.

Artful engineer: A snapshot of his life

Joshua Rupe's latest passion is photography, and he has two books in print — both of Mill Creek Park.

Youngstown police officer presented Medal of Valor

Officer Brad Ditullio received the Award of Valor.

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Oh Wow! attracts prototypes

Kyle Hogan of Williamsfield, a Youngstown State University freshman engineering student, demonstrates centrifugal force with a spinning tire hung from an axis. First-year engineering students designed, built and demonstrated new prototypes Tuesday for the Oh Wow! Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology.

Joyce Pogany is dedicated to doing good things

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN If it’s related to or going on in Austintown,

Valley artist in hospice draws on life full of passions

Willie Lane, 75, gathers with friends and family at Austin Woods Nursing Home, Austintown, to celebrate his lifelong passion of sketches and painting.

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What would you do if an armed intruder came to your school?

That was the main theme of Thursday’s seminar, “Unexpected Emergencies: A First Response Discussion,” at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave.

Talented father and daughter enjoy ... Sharing a passion for art

The two have won numerous awards at local and regional art shows, often competing in the same event.

SkillsUSA competition at MCCTC

Putting skills to the test

Students from 15 Northeast Ohio high schools were nominated for and competed in the three-hour event Saturday.

Local group rallies downtown Youngstown for gun control

One member's brother was shot to death in Youngstown in 2007.

Fundraising under way to continue YSU English Fest

Organizers hope to raise $100,000 by this spring or summer to keep the 35-year annual spring festival going.

The same gown was worn when three ... Brides made their trip down the aisle

The dress is now six decades old.

Children learn fast at Baby Brilliant program

The public-library system offers a variety of Baby Brilliant programs for those age 6 months to 5 years.

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Globetrotter visits area

Anthony Blakes stops at St. Patrick School and Akron Children’s Hospital

Her path turns pain into purpose

Roberta Cykon assists women who want to reinvent their lives.

Library program enhances literacy through music, dance

The gathering for children age 2 to 5 begins at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the library.

Fifth-grader wins Struthers Middle School GeoBee

Struthers students compete in Geography Bee

The school bee was the first leg of the 25th annual National Geographic Bee in which participants will compete nationally to win a $25,000 college scholarship.

Everybody Eats equals 9 young men giving back

Partnership opens door to community-service efforts

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN Kevin Clark fondly recalls having visited

Commissioners name interim Green Team leader

Friday's meeting was the last for Commissioner John A. McNally IV

Lexi Cintron makes Christmas brighter for many

The 12-year-old was a tot herself when she started her toy drives.

Teddy bears bring smiles, joy to residents

Woman gives 1,000 stuffed animals to cheer nursing-home residents

Beginning last September, Delores Lilko, affectionately known as “Grandma Dee Dee,” began collecting donated bears and other stuffed animals to distribute to residents of area nursing homes and care facilities.

Sisters are the twin engines of ... A well-run kitchen

Their main ingredients are teamwork and tradition.

Christmas spirit lights up during North Side bus tour

As a Western Reserve Transit Authority bus leisurely rolled through the North Side, 7-year-old Zach Holm changed his mind several times about his favorite set of Christmas lights and decorations he saw.

Farmer Casey's Ranch hosts Santa's Workshop

Clients of Purple Cat offer variety of crafts

Brandy Burgess, left, and Amy Rigby show off the yarn ornaments made and sold at Farmer Casey’s Ranch in Coitsville. The facility is operated by the Purple Cat, which provides day-program alternatives to adults with physical and mental challenges.

Arms museum unwraps 5th annual Christmas Past exhibit

Leann Rich, manager of education and external relations for the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, poses in the Retro Room at the Arms Family Museum in Youngstown. It is one of seven rooms decorated for the Memories of Christmas Past exhibit, which opens Saturday and continues through Jan. 6.

Retired teachers continue to help students

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator BOARDMAN Kristen Cartwright fondly recalled her high-

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Golden Gate suicide survivor speaks at Boardman workshop

When Kevin Hines was an infant, the groundwork already had been laid for him to eventually jump 220 feet from a famous bridge, enter the water at 75 mph and be sucked 70 feet to 80 feet under the surface — yet realize he was a survivor.

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ helps brighten holidays for elderly

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com BOARDMAN Rita Somich looked forward to conducting Bible studies

Hartzell scholarships awarded

Bill Magnuson is diligently working toward fulfilling his career goal, the foundation of which was laid when he was a child.

Suicide-attempt survivor to speak Wednesday in Boardman

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com BOARDMAN Kevin Hines, one of an estimated 33 people to have

Author's memories are picture perfect

Author’s memories are picture perfect

LOCAL AUTHOR’S BOOK Availability Michael J. Lacivita, a lifelong Youngstown resident, World War

For 97-year-old Angelo Cretella, ... Hard work defines his long, healthy life

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator LIBERTY For much of the year, a sumptuous, well-

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Work moves along on new American Legion Post 472

Work moves along on new home for American Legion Post 472

By Wednesday afternoon, the external portion of a one-story building for veterans already had taken shape.

EGCC announces grant for new Valley Center students

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Eastern Gateway Community College has announced a

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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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.


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