Nominees named for 2013 Valley Legacy Awards

Staff report


The 2013 Valley Legacy Awards luncheon will take place Oct. 3 at Avion on the Water, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road.

Tickets are $25 and the event is open to the public

For tickets or information, call Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, ext. 2057.

The event, now in its ninth year, honors seniors and senior advocates for their contributions to the Mahoning Valley. Awards will be presented to four outstanding seniors and one outstanding advocate for seniors at the luncheon.

The community has chosen the following 27 nominees:

Outstanding Seniors

Alma Apicella of Salem; Betty Jean Bahmer, Bill and Rosemary Lowery, Daniel Mathey, Robert W. Ray and Donna J. Tompkins, all of Warren; Anna Mae Cuchna of Niles; Paul Burgeson, John E. Malys and John Prokop, all of Boardman; Marion Calpin and Marilyn Schmidt, both of Canfield; Carol Faustino of Girard; Mary Ann Fees of North Lima; Wellington, “Doc” Hager of Youngstown; Louise Joachim of Poland; Kay Lavelle and Jean Rider, both of Austintown; Thomas Soltis of Farmdale; and Marjorie Wise of Columbiana.

Outstanding Advocates for Seniors

Carla Chahine of North Lima; Roberta Cykon and Mayor Ralph Infante, both of Niles; Kay Lavelle of Austintown; David Mirkin of Youngstown; and Roxanne York of Warren.

Platinum level sponsors are Shepherd of the Valley, WFMJ-TV, Oldies 106.1, Newsradio 570 WKBN, The Review Newspapers, The Senior News, First National Bank, Keynote Media Group, ComDoc and Huntington Bank.

Diamond level sponsors are ComfortKeepers/Hospice of the Valley, ValleyCare Health System of Ohio/Senior Circle and Home Instead Senior Care.

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