2015.08.21 - Austen
Set to retire after thirty years of helping to develop new businesses, Bill DeCicco takes it easy outside of The Drywall Barn in Struthers, on June 30, 2009. The business is one of about twenty to be developed on the land of former steel mills with the aid of DeCicco's employer CASTLO Community Improvement Corp.
Rev. Lonnie Simon, who was a chanter leader during the 1965 civil rights marches on Montgomery with Martin Luther King Jr., reflects on the significance of Barack Obama’s election at his home in Campbell, Ohio on Jan. 15, 2009. Simon received an illustration as a Christmas gift from his daughters featuring King saying, “I had a dream,” himself saying, “I saw the dream,” and Barack Obama saying, “I am the dream.”
Therese Powell sits outside her recently foreclosed Northside home in Youngstown on on September 15, 2009. Due to the prevalence of vacant properties in the area, Powell is concerned that if she is forced to leave, the bank will be unable to find another buyer and the house will fall back into disrepair, just as it was before she purchased it 20 years ago. "I couldn't bear the thought of it being torn down," says Powell, "I think preserving the integrity of one of these big old beautiful houses
Sitting at his Girard home on September 23, 2009, Herbert Seelbach has been inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, for his service as a musical entertainer in the United States Navy. Seelbach enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 31, 1943 and was selected for various Navy musical organizations, including one USO show that showcased comedian Bob Hope and movie star Frances Langford on the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific.
Owner of Gordy's Tuscan Cucina/Super Suppers, Gordy Jelic-Lettieri, employees, Donna Baldwin and Maggie Skripac, and House Manager of Sojourner House, Audrey Walker, pose for a portrait at Gordy's Tuscan Cucina/Super Suppers, along 224 on August 27, 2009. The dish, Gordy's Tuscan Pork Tenderloin with Gorgonzola polenta, and grilled grapes, will be prepared by Jelic-Lettieri during a cooking demonstration at Chefs' Secrets, the sole fund-raising event for the Sojourner House, in September at Stam
While at her Springfield home on March 4, 2009, Julia Miglets, 12, credits reading as the major way in which she will prepare for the upcoming Vindicator Spelling Bee. "I just love words," said the 7th grader who attends Springfield Intermediate School and holds a third place finish from last years event, "I'm a dork."
YSU Professor Stephen Graf, poses for a portrait at his Poland home on December 31, 2008, Graf teaches a class at the university addressing Extraterrestrials, Meditation, and Free Energy.
Newly appointed Executive Director of the Children's Center for Science and Technology, Suzanne Barbati, smiles through a puppet theater at the center in Youngstown on March 25, 2009.