Melanie L. O’Brien recently graduated from Duquesne University’s Mylan School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, where she received her doctor of pharmacy degree.

She is the daughter of William and Linda O’Brien of Austintown and is a 2004 graduate of Ursuline High School.

O’Brien is a member of the American Pharmacists Association of Student Pharmacists, Mortar Board Society, Kappa Epsilon and has accepted a position with Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Northern Virginia.


Michael J. Finamore of Boardman has received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens.

The son of Archie and Angela Finamore of Struthers, Dr. Finamore earned a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2006. He is a graduate of Boardman High School.

Later this summer, Dr. Finamore begins a rotating internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy in Pittsburgh.


Two Mahoning Valley residents have earned their law degrees from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. They are Stephanie L. Wilson of Youngstown and Kerry L. McNally of Canfield.

Wilson is a 2003 graduate of The Rayen School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from OSU in 2007, where she studied sociology and criminology. She also has a master’s degree in public policy and administration.

She is the daughter of Tabatha Spillman and Dennis Pixley, both of Youngstown.

McNally is a 2003 graduate of Canfield High School in Canfield. She earned her bachelor’s degree from OSU in 2007, where she studied finance.

She is the daughter of the late Judge James M. McNally and Linda McNally of Canfield. She is engaged to Jimmy Cordle of Columbus.

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