Task force plans Peace Award Banquet


Mahoning Valley Task Force on Crime and Violence Prevention will sponsor its 16th annual Peace Award Banquet at 6 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church parish hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel.

Keynote speaker will be Stephen Schumaker, state of Ohio deputy attorney general for law enforcement. He oversees the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy.

This year’s honorees will be former Youngstown Mayor Jay Willams; former Warren Mayor Mike O’Brien; the Rev. Edward Noga of St. Patrick Church; Cindy Michael of the Lena, Mason and Christian Foundation; Detective Chuck Swanson of Youngstown Police Department and Crime Stoppers; Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority; Youngstown State University Upward Bound; and Gail Stark of Blight to Life and Trumbull County Art Outreach.

For tickets and information, call Brenda Gray-Morgan at 440-747-5111 or Tina Miller at 330-373-6010.

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