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All welcome at African American Male Wellness Walk/Run Aug. 2

Honorary chairmen: Jay Williams, Douglas Franklin, Glenn Holmes

Ribbon-cutting marks new beginning for Northside Medical Center

Northside Medical Center

Another 28,000 square feet of the hospital was updated.

Action awaiting approval of City Council

Youngstown Board of Health

Porfirio Esparra Jr. appointed to the health board

Big Brothers Big Sisters program helps children of parents in prison

Mentors don't function as parents or teachers, just adult friends

Bleacher Foundation will benefit local future pediatric surgeons

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The family of Dr. John H. O. Bleacher, the

Lew Campbell, D-Day vet from Valley salutes US by singing at ballpark

Auditioned to perform at Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix

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Surgeons remove brain tumor from Youngstown man through his nose

Four months later, Robert Matthews is ready to go back to work

Dr. Saadi receives Lebanese citizenship after many years

Dr. Saadi is strong advocate for Lebanon in the U.S.

Kids in Youngstown's Summer Camp Program learn about bullying

Most common bullying is physical and name-calling

Bannon family, friends ride for ALS cure

Crush ALS/Team Bannon is largest fundraiser in the annual Tri-State Trek

The Rileys gave for years; now they need help

Linda Riley stands in front of her Idora neighborhood home, where her husband, Gerald Riley, is housebound. A fundraiser Sunday will help with the cost of building a wheelchair ramp, but the home needs renovations to give Gerald access to the kitchen and bathroom.

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2014 Distinguished Physician advocates for women in medicine

Loves teaching future doctors

State Rep. Pillich says legislature needs to make veterans a priority

Roundtable discussion held at AMVETS Post 44

Three Ohio children's hospital's are in the top ten overall

Cincinnati Children's is third behind Boston and Philadelphia hospitals

Youngstown Boys, Girls Club members learn to dream big

The Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown’s inaugural end-of-school-year bash to celebrate academic achievements of its members and give them a glimpse of what their futures could be — even in Ohio.

Susan Farkas is a four-year survivor of aggressive form of cancer

Annual HMHP Cancer Survivor's Picnic was Thursday

New facility to free up beds at Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic

State official says people dying at historic levels

Youngstown vet shares memories of D-Day assault on Omaha Beach

World War II veteran John E. Bistrica of Youngstown, a survivor of the Normandy invasion, holds a photo of himself taken in 1943 as a 20-year-old, after he was drafted into the military. "We were all trying to stay alive and get back home," he recalled of the D-Day maneuvers.

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Williamson Elementary School principal praised Scoutreach program

Poland Eagle Scout says scouting gave him principles to live by

Authorized sending pact to the city board of control for final approval

Created a combined position of air pollution/environmental director

Local vets helped turn tide of WWII

Felix Bevilacqua of Boardman is a World War II Army veteran who landed on Omaha Beach during the June 6, 1944, Normandy Invasion. In the photo next to him, he is the 10th man from left with his hands on his hips, posing with other soldiers on the barrel of a captured German railway super-heavy artillery gun.

VFW Post 6488 to pay tribute to Judge Milich on Memorial Day

Widows of fallen comrades will be recognized

Remains of Pfc. James R. Holmes identified 63 years after his death

Witnesses say he died in POW camp in North Korea

Davis, Youngstown resolve firing appeal

Davis contends he did violate last chance pact and was unlawfully fired

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3 Trumbull County WWII vets to take Honor Flight to D.C.

Three WWII vets from Trumbull County to take Honor Flight to D.C.

Neal McBride, 91, of Howland, a World War II veteran, talks about his upcoming all-expense-paid trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He is one Trumbull County veterans who will make the flight Wednesday from Cleveland to the nation’s capital.

The community raised $283,000 to make it happen

Gates open at 9 a.m.; flying demonstrations begin at noon

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Thunder Over the Valley 2014 is the Struthers native's last show

Broadcast journalist produces Thunderbirds videos

Vets commit suicide at two or three times the rate of civilians

Suicides in families of military personnel not tracked

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Thunderbirds headline the Thunder Over the Valley air show

Female Thunderbird pilot living her dream

Three grants totaling $35,000 help Goodwill

Will improve warehouse work area, give store face lift inside and out

Cicero Davis gets severance package totaling $24,063.40

Davis has hearing scheduled before city Civil Service Commission

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Engineer revives dormant survey department

2 hires help Ginnetti meet his obligation

The survey department maintains county monuments used as reference points by private land surveyors.

Beatrice Hudson, 100, wears heels to dialysis

Likes to fish with a cane pole

Newton Falls soldier meets his senior pen pals

Pvt. Brandon McDaniels stopped by to say thanks

Three grants total $45,000

Recipients are Neil Kennedy, Goodwill and Red Cross Mahoning Valley

Planners still need $40K for air show

The show is May 17-18 at Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna

Major Kahn, Tim Clayton training for 210-mile trek along the Ohio River

Local Peddle for the Pantry ride in works for 2015.

Champion Eagle Scout says scouting "defines" him as a person

Scout executive says scouting is growing in northeast Ohio

Rescue Mission unveils new logo, signage and program emphasis

Emphasis is on education, job readiness and guidance

Mahoning board expected to vote on terms of director contract

Duane Piccirilli, head of Help Hotline, has been offered $112,000

Recommending committees have some questions

Action expected at board's April 24 meeting

Help wanted: Valley air show May 17-18 needs local funds

The Thunderbirds, Air Force Demonstration Squadron, is featured

New Wean foundation president grew up and educated in Youngstown

Raymond John Wean Foundation

Graduated from The Rayen School and Youngstown State University

Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

Ben Lupo pleads guilty in brine dumping

Businessman who ordered illegal dumping could get prison term or probation

Lupo, who had been charged with violating the Clean Water Act, entered his plea in federal court.

Cicero Davis to appear before the Ohio Board of Sanitarian Registration

The hearing is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Columbus

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Sen. Sherrod Brown urges Ohio's 193,000 eligible residents to enroll

Local enrollees tell about low payments for good insurance

Help Hotline head offered top job at county mental health board


Duane Piccirilli has been at Help Hotline 22 years



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