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Nominations sought


ValleyCare Health System of Ohio is seeking nominations for its annual Patient Choice Award from former patients and family members. Nominations for the 2013 Patient Choice Award will be accepted until May 3.

The award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day at Northside Medical Center, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital and Trumbull Memorial Hospital. One nurse from each hospital will receive the Patient Choice Award.

Patients or family members who have come to the hospitals for inpatient, outpatient or emergency care in the past year can send nominations online at each of the hospital’s websites at, www.Hillside, or; or mail them to the ValleyCare Marketing Dept., 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44501.

Branch pickup


Limb and branch pickup for the east side of Howland Township, east of Mosquito Creek, begins Monday and ends May 3.

Pickup for the west side of the township, including all streets off of North Road, including North Road, will be May 6 through 17.

Township residents are asked to have everything out to the curb before the Monday that begins the pickup for their area.

One pass will be made on each street, township officials say. The cut end of the branch should be facing the street, and only cut or pruned, root-free branches up to 6 inches in diameter will be accepted. A wood pile should be no larger than 4 feet by 8 feet. No firewood, large logs or complete trees will be picked up.

Autism fundraiser


The Autism Society of Ohio Mahoning Valley Office and Mark Thomas Ford are collaborating to raise up to $6,000 in support of autism programming and support activities in the Mahoning Valley as part of Ford Motor Co.’s Drive 4 UR Community program.

People can raise money by test-driving a new Ford vehicle at Mark Thomas Ford, 3098 state Route 5 in Cortland, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For every person who test-drives a new Ford at the one-day event, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20, up to $6,000, to the Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Valley office.

Each test drive is seven to 10 minutes; there is a limit of one test-drive per household. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.

Board meeting


The Sebring School Board will meet 6 p.m. today at the board office, 510 N. 14th St.

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