Journalism

Crew Chief, Staff Sgt. Anthony Stewart, of New Orleans, LA, shakes hands with Thunderbird Slot Pilot, Maj. Sean Gustafson, of Kenora, Ontario, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, OH on August 6, 2009. The Thunderbirds arrived at the base in preparation for a performance for the 2009 Youngstown Air Show, the first air show at the base in nearly a quarter century.

Denise DeSantis, of Cornersburg, uses a bridge in an unsuccessful attempt to make the final 8 ball while flanked by Denise VanTassel, of Youngstown, during a game of pool at Wedgewood Lanes in Austintown on September 10, 2009. DeSantis enjoyed her first visit with the local women's pool league while Smith has been playing since 2004.

A Nelsonville nurse, Deanna Smith from Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses Association, treats Herman Lanning at his home in Athens, Ohio on Feb. 18, 2005, for bedsores he developed while hospitalized for hip surgery. Despite visiting up to five patients a day, working up to seven days a week and always being on call, Smith prefers the personalized working environment saying, “You get to know ‘em … their animals and their kids.”

Ohio University students hold a candlelight vigil outside of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on April 18, 2007, in honor of those who died in the school shootings at Virginia Tech two days earlier. Seung-Hui Cho, the shooting’s sole perpetrator, killed 32 innocent people on the school’s campus before committing suicide.

Chris Dudley, of Warren-Harding, signs the side of a large tour bus during the Warren Relay for Life, on May 9, 2008 at the Courhouse Square in Warren, OH. "I've been coming to this every year since I was little," Dudley remarked after writing on the bus that is to tour 48 of the 50 states and through the use of multiple panels for each event, create a collection of signatures to be presented to congressmen in Washington D.C.

"87 year-old Pauline Clark fulfilled her lifelong dream of dancing with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall on on Saturday, December 8. Pictured here with Rockette, Lindsey Howe (black pants & black rockette t-shirt), Pauline became the oldest woman to dance with the Rockettes, a wish that was made possible by the partnership between Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale Senior Living (http://seniorwish.org/).”

Youngstown State University Head Football Coach, Eric Wolford, shares a moment with his daughter Marlee before having dinner at the Wolford Home in Liberty on June 16, 2010.

Maggie Carrier, 5, and Brogan Roby, 3, both residents of Austintown, dance to oldies music performed by “Following June” during a free outdoor concert at Austintown Park in Austintown, Ohio on June 16, 2008.

Graduates throw their caps into the air during Columbiana High School's 2010 Commencement Ceremony at Firestone Park in Columbiana on May 23, 2010.

Brenda Mack, of Canfield, dances with J.J. Losasso, a resident of Boardman and member of Aut Mori Grotto, during a fundraising festival for the Midlothian Free Medical Clinic in Youngstown on July 18, 2010.

Garden Coordinator, Jeff Lancaster, of Liberty, holds planting supplies during a Summer Solstice Service at Unity Church Centre in Liberty on Wednesday afternoon. Attendees celebrated the first day of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year with song, prayer and the planting of flowers in the Church's outdoor garden.

A vacant house burns as Youngstown Fireman, Trevor Toy, of Engine 7, repositions a hose along Pasadena Ave in Youngstown on July 18, 2010. The vacant structure is just one of Youngstown's 4,500.

Ohio University students hold a candlelight vigil outside of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on April 18, 2007, in honor of those who died in the school shootings at Virginia Tech two days earlier. Seung-Hui Cho, the shooting’s sole perpetrator, killed 32 innocent people on the school’s campus before committing suicide.

Vendor, Mary Bobersky (left), of Lake Milton, demonstrates how to turn pottery for her nephew, James Auden (back right), 11, also of Lake Milton, and Jackson Spin (front right), 2, of Boardman, during the Millcreek Holiday event at Lanterman's Mill on November 28, 2010.

A spectator on the third floor of the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, in Youngstown, snaps photographs with his cell-phone camera as 100 year-old statues are removed from the Mahoning County Courthouse across Market St. on October 22, 2010. The statues, symbolizing Justice, Strength and Authority were removed as part of a project to stabilize the deteriorating pedestal upon which they stood.

April Jackson sheds a tear, on November 5, 2010, while recounting her organization of a search party that found her 17-year-old-son, Ashten Jackson, dead in a field on Youngstown's East Side. Jackson expressed frustration in the case being forgotten by local law enforcement but upon further investigation it was discovered the lead suspect was completing a sentence in another state before being returned to Ohio to stand trial.

Janiyah Vogle, of Warren, and Andre Carter, of Youngstown, enjoy cooling off with the help of Youngstown Fire Department's Engine 2 during the Annual African Cultural Weekend at Mill Creek Community Center on Aug. 14, 2010.