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William K. Alcorn

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United Way exceeds 2015 financial campaign goal

Success After 6 showcased

Despite improvement, black infant-mortality remains concern

Lyndsy Flanagan, 25, of Niles, receives prenatal care from Nicole Parish, certified nurse midwife with the Centering Pregnancy Program at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Flanagan’s husband, Ryon, 28, writes down the results as they are given.

AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers collected 2,000 signatures on the card

Card sent to a former Poland man

The Austintown-based Mission of Love facilitated the exchange

The 1981 pumper/tanker is the only fire truck on the reservation

Guatemalan woman gets life-saving chemo in Valley

Vilma Jerez came to the Mahoning Valley to receive the ultimate Christmas present – life-saving chemotherapy that is not available in her native Guatemala.

Valley OUT IN FORCE

Aiden Tomhave, 10, wearing a homemade “Star Wars” Storm Trooper uniform, gives the thumbs-up sign in the lobby of Cinemark Tinseltown USA in Boardman on Thursday, waiting to see the initial screening of the newest movie in the “Star Wars” series, “The Force Awakens.”

Pornography and the Christian Man Summit draws about 75 men

Men are 500 percent more likely to view pornography than women

The public can see the unit from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

The 38-bed, 38,000-square-foot BHI represents a $5 million investment

Olde-Fashioned Christmas at Mill draws hundreds, continues at 11 today

Olde-Fashioned Christmas at the Mill draws hundreds to event

Kids can give their Christmas wishes to Santa

They are more likely to be victims of violence

Young males with untreated mental illness, other issues, at highest risk of committing violence

The church serves community meals bi-monthly

The meals help tear down barriers

Jennifer L. Baun served in the Navy from 1985 to 1991

She is president of the Northeast Ohio Women Veterans Unit 21

The YBI fundraiser was a hair raiser

Former Vindicator Building basement was the venue

YAA's focus is on math, reading, youth development, parent involvement

Kids involved in YAA show improvement in the classroom

Breast cancer nurse navigators help through diagnosis, treatment

They often are bearers of bad news, but say the job is difficult, but rewarding.

OCCHA marks 43 years of service to community

Organization's focus is on education

Molly Sergi, KSU history professor, specializes in WWI research

Family ties fuel local historian’s interest in World War I

Her grandfather, who came to the U.S. in 1921, was a member of the Italian Army

National headquarters is at 7 Belgrade Ave. in Liberty

Handles about 100 direct financial aid cases a week

$10M mental health unit to open Jan. 1 at St. E's

Donald Koenig, left, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mercy Health Youngstown, and Kevin Mills, project manager for Danis Construction Co., discuss the 38-bed Mercy Health Behavioral Institute, under construction at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Facility plans expansion of pediatric palliative program into Valley

Akron Children’s Hospital brings palliative-care team to Beeghly campus in Boardman

Team will be housed at Beeghly Campus in Boardman

Help Hotline answered 196,828 calls for help in 2014

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Traditionally a one-shot annual fundraising effort, Help Hotline’s financial campaign has evolved into a year-round effort.

Carissa Page has battled sickle cell since birth

Sickle cell disease is a really terrible disease, said Dr. Daniel Pettee, D.O., a board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist affiliated with Akron Children’s Hospital.

The arbiter's order is effective Jan. 1, 2016

The nurse's union believes hiring of nurses will be necessary

Local celebs, others rappel for Beatitude House

Youngstown and Warren mayors John McNally, left, and Doug Franklin rappel down the 195-foot-high Metropolitan Tower building in downtown Youngstown Friday to raise money for Beatitude House, a shelter for homeless and disadvantaged women and their kids.

Over 200 Mahoning Valley nonprofit leaders attended the Wean Summit

Maia Beatty: Networking is not about you, it is about the person you are talking to

Youngstown, Warren mayors to be first off 18-story Metropolitan Tower

YSU President Jim Tressel and Sister Janet Gardner of Beatitude House will follow

Childhood obesity can lead to low self-esteem, future health problems

A local pediatrician says the numbers of overweight children continue to rise. The Mahoning Valley Health Kids Coalition offers programs to help kids.

Greenville man survives floatplane crash in Alaska

Schillaci called his father about 15 minutes after the crash

Rose Mary Flanagan's kids keep alive legacy with ovarian cancer foundation

The Foundation's signature event, the Teal Tini Cocktail Party, is Oct. 1

Rape Crisis center to mark 40th year with symposium

Dawn Powell, program manager for Mahoning County’s Rape Crisis & Counseling Center, a program of Compass Family & Community Services, is preparing for the center’s Education, Awareness & Prevention Symposium on Wednesday.

Austintown couple wins smaller prize in drawing game

Doug Duganne, Barry Dyngles manager, holds the ticket that won an Austintown couple about $52,400 at a Queen of Hearts game drawing Wednesday. Because no one won the big prize, the jackpot at the next drawing is expected to reach $700,000.

Breast-feeding is making a comeback, consultant says

A mother's milk is "designer" food for her baby

910th aircraft event garners praise

Col. James Dignan, 910th commander, hopes to make it an annual event

Health department personnel gearing up to inspect some 400 food stands

Fair goers urged to wash hands after touching animals and using restrooms

Vets grateful President Truman used A-bomb to end WWII

30,000 jammed downtown Youngstown to celebrate victory over Japan.

Volunteers with rappelling knowledge needed FOR Beatitude House fundraiser

18-floor metropolitan tower is the challenge

Benefit dinner to aid Hubbard native who requires liver transplant

Spaghetti dinner benefit set for Aug. 22 in Hubbard

Director, administrative staff hired

Support staff interviews soon to be completed

Jerry Riley is disabled by Parkinson's Disease and arthritis

Family seeking donations to make house handicap accessible

The minimally invasive surgery system cuts pain and recovery time

Facilities add da Vinci Si surgical system

Provides tools to make operations safer

More than 13,000 in the Youngstown area

12,000 in Mahoning County/11,000 in Trumbull County covered under Medicaid expansion

New diseases enter the U.S.

Spread by black-legged deer tick and tiger mosquito

Tick-bite prevention for humans

Tick-bite prevention for humans Avoid likely tick-infested areas such as wooded or weedy areas.

The "Challenge" raised $115 million in six weeks in 2014

Part of money used to fund Greater Youngstown ALS service coordinator

120 from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties died in Korea

Holidays such as Fourth of July hold special meaning for local Korean War veterans

7,800 Americans remain unaccounted for

Named in honor of Alexis Caroline Watanakunakorn

Million dollar gift from Eleanor Watanakunakorn help pay for the project

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