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William K. Alcorn

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Recipient says he can now hear his granddaughters

Centers for Hearing Care gives free hearing aids to 28 in need

Tears flow when the hearing aids are turned on

Salvation Army Toy Shop provides presents to over 3,000 kids

Shoppers must be pre-registered

Polls show most uninsured don’t know there is still time to enroll

75 percent of enrollees pay less than $100 a month out-of-pocket

CIC says 2014-20154 flu vaccine not as effective as hoped

Still recommends the shot to shorten length, severity of the disease

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He participated in several deployments and humanitarian missions

Brent Davis, 910th public affairs officer, retires

Says he will miss the camaraderie that is unique to the military

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Sam Biviano, of Niles, survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Awarded six medals, including the Combat Action Ribbon

Police are often at an overdose scene before medical personnel

Naloxone can immediately reverse overdose

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Dec. 14 is the last day to donate toys

Mahoning and Trumbull counties have some 200 toy drop-off sites

Webster family still making difference at St. Vincent de Paul

Standing around a table at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Dining Hall, preparing cookies for patrons Friday are, from left: Daisha Boyd, Gabrielle Boyd, Madison Hayes and Kierra Boyd. The young ladies were little girls five years ago when the Webster family tradition of volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul the day after Thanksgiving was started.

Second Harvest uses grant to buy 1,500 chickens for 8,000 Thanksgiving meals

Second Harvest member agencies fill 15,000 requests for food per week

Mobilizing health and emergency personnel good learning experience

Health department staff members to attend Ohio Infant Mortality Summit

D.A.L.E. Foundation recipients get vouchers before Saturday's event

D.A.L.E. Foundation

D.A.L.E. stands for "Do a Little Extra"

Valley audiologist seeks direct access to for Medicare patients

Valley audiologist takes efforts to DC and China

Says mission to China rewarding experience

Local urologist says both PSA and digital-rectal exam are needed

Report discouraging PSA test has done ‘massive damage,’ doctor says

Advancing technology improving prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment

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Vietnam War veterans "emotionally overwhelmed" by the ceremony

4 vets from New Springfield VFW place wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Experience gave added meaning to Veterans Day

Warren WWII Navy officer gets long-overdue Purple Heart

Wounded on Iwo Jima

2014 Red Kettle campaign begins today; goal is $345K

Money collected stays in the Mahoning Valley

Valley men have unusually high percentage of prostate cancer

African-American men in the Valley twice as likely to get prostate cancer

City health department launched free electronic program

Birth and death info available back to 1908 and 1954, respectively

Helped by friends and family, Giant Eagle and Boardman Rotary

Rescue Mission needs more turkeys to prepare 2,000 free meals

Says rural Southington would help provide a spa-like feel

No pharmaceuticals or surgeries will be used

First responders, health care workers must strictly adhere to protocols

U.S. likely to avoid widespread deaths

NanoLogix is seeking partners to produce the kits

Would reduce diagnosis time from two days to 30 minutes to two hours

Hospitals, first responders practice Ebola scenarios

Seth Durig, of Lane Lifetrans Paramedics, shows off a level C containment suit, typically worn for treating people with infectious diseases. Randy Pugh, vice president of Lane Lifetrans, said there is no clear protocol for first responders.

Next step in the process is up to Mahoning County commissioners

Goal is consolidation by July 1, 2015

Mahoning County Health Care Coalition to meet on Ebola

Make sure protocols and communications are in order ... in case

Canfield woman starts group to help kids in families facing illness

Piggyback Foundation can provide tutoring, special occasion celebrations

Bill targets C-130s; flown by 910th at YARS

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said C-130s must be upgraded by 2020

Student battles Type 1 diabetes, leads Red Strider program

Student battles Type 1 diabetes, leads Red Strider program

Family dog, Star, signals when his glucose levels are off

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Ed Schenk's service on the U.S.S. Skate “proud moment" in his life

Nuclear bonds

Provided deterrent to nuclear war

Haircuts, food, health screenings, job help and counseling offered

Transportation is available

Marina, 8, will see herself in the video on NYC's Times Square jumbotron

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com HOWLAND Marina Donadio’s winning smile not only makes

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Lincoln eighth-grader Pilot for a Day at air base

Got a pilot's eye view of taxi ride in a C-130 Hercules cargo plane

National total for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge tops $109 million

Local ALS Walk is Sept. 28 at Eastwood Field in Niles

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Goal is to provide events to enhance healthy lifesyles

Downtown Wellness Community

Focus is on people who live and work downtown/events open to all

City health department's food service program off probation

Director of Youngstown Minority Health Office resigns

Rich Center for Autism is legacy of victims of Flight 427 crash 20 years ago

Their families bond, wonder what might have been

Sherrod Brown seeks standard rules for investigating baby deaths

Brown touted the legislation at Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley

The Ray Simon painting portrays veterans in action

Scenes from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq/Afghan wars depicted

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Geneva Peck of Austintown treated for stage 1 lung cancer

Radiation shrunk cancer 50 percent

Area residents fill 15 full- and part-time jobs

Tax receipts for donations provided during store hours

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Ice Bucket Challenge phenomena raising money, awareness for ALS

Youngstowner Breen O. Bannon took the 'challenge'

Youngstown mom still struggles for answers in death of 10-week-old daughter

Jaslyn Abrams woke up at 6 a.m. in the bed she was sharing with her 21/2-month-old daughter, Noelle, at a friend’s house in Warren.

Rx for reducing infant mortality: Increase education, lessen poverty

Social media is the way to reach pregnant women

Dead last

Ohio ranks 50th highest of all states in black babies’ infant mortality rates. “Our numbers are similar to those of a Third World country,” Youngstown's acting health commissioner says.

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Depression can be treated if you take the first step

The death of actor-comedian Robin Williams has opened up a national conversation about depression. Here, Mahoning Valley mental health professionals offer how to recognize and deal with depression in yourself or others. One notes that men often find it more difficult to ask for help, but said more are calling the Help Hotline Crisis Center.

MCBDD hires new leader

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN The Mahoning County Board of Development

Mental health budget less

Level of services not reduced

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Youngstown Riders team to bicycle 150-mile round trip for MS

Youngstown Riders team to bicycle 150-mile round trip for MS in ...

Shawn Tiberio, former Marine, is team captain

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