Board interviews 3

Board interviews 3


The Youngstown Board of Health on Wednesday interviewed three finalists for the position of department administrator but took no official action to fill the job.

The board is expected to announce a decision at its Dec. 2 meeting, said city Law Director Anthony Farris, who sat in on the interviews.

Candidates interviewed were Erin Bishop, acting health commissioner since February 2011; Felicia Alexander, director of the Youngstown Office of Minority Health since 2008; and Dr. Joshua Morton of Niles, field-event manager for Health Fitness Corp. since 2009.

The board received six applications for the position and reduced the number of candidates to three at its October meeting.

Sweeney to donate


Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC has kicked off its annual Operation Santa Claus to support needy children during the holiday season and throughout the year. This year, the project will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign of Mahoning County.

From now through Dec. 31, for every new Chevrolet sold at Sweeney, the dealership will make a $50 donation to the Boys & Girls Club; and for every new Buick and GMC vehicle sold at Sweeney, a $50 donation will be made to the Red Kettle Campaign.

“Our goal is raise awareness and donate anywhere between $10,000 and $15,000 to each of these organizations to support the good work they do in our community,” said Doug Sweeney, president Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC.

WOW! After Hours


OH WOW! presents its first WOW! After Hours program with “Meet Your Maker” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday at OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St.

The program features real-life, local toy maker Court Strudwick. Participants will enjoy light refreshments and relaxation time while discovering a real “maker’s” tricks of the trade. Additionally, they will receive a toy kit.

The event costs $15 and is a program for adults 21 and older. Reservations are required, and spaces are limited. Call 330-744-5914 to make a reservation.

The WOW! Pals plan to implement quarterly WOW! After Hours events in 2014 to provide adults with a variety of educational opportunities rooted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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