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It's a man's world? Better ask these ladies

By Todd Franko (Contact)


Published March 6, 2008

It's a man's world? You certainly won't get Hillary believing that, which is cool.

But even better: Check out The Vindy over the next couple days. It's hardly any "Hillary effect." But these news events are certainly keeping pace with the election theme of the week.

Today, we had a nice send-off in the paper for the Boardman High School girls basketball team. They are hoping to bring back a title to the Valley. That story is in priint and online today. Also go to our sports section online for coverage all week. Watch us Friday online for updates. The Vindy's own Ernie Brown will be in the stands as a proud dad cheering on daughter Erin.

Saturday is the title match. We have plans to cover it because we expect a win. Go Spartans.

In Friday's paper, we're saluting the Chaney High School cheerleading squad. They're participating in a national competition this weekend after winning event after event this year.

In Friday and Saturday's paper, we'll pay tribute to 25 young women who are being honored by the YWCA for leadership, scholarship and service. We'll have an ad in Friday's paper. On Saturday, we'll highlight Ursuline High's Katelyn Tondo-Steele for her winning essay as part of this event. The teens will be honored Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Boardman Holiday Inn.

Also, Saturday is the day an exceptional event is coming to the Valley that I saw on TV awhile back. I had no clue it had ties to the Valley. Lindsay Giambattista is the granddaughter of Youngstown natives John and Maryann Valley. In 2005 in Florida, she started Taylor's Closet Foundation to locate brand-name clothes for less-privileged girls.

On Saturday, Lindsay will be in town, teaming up with Mahoning County Children's Services, to open a temporary Taylor's Closet at Valley Foods on East Boardman Street. The public is invited at 1 p.m. to hear Lindsay and experience the event.

This is a really cool event for Youngstown. Lindsay's project honors her twin sister, Taylor, who died at birth. It was started in 2005 and has provided free clothes to more than 5,000 girls.

Read more on this outstanding project here.

 


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