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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

Project KIND included in National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices

Warren's Community Solutions staff wrote the program in 2003

Mystery of Champion man’s dad in WWII solved 61 years later

Russ Sr. drowned in a tank accident after surviving the Battle of the Bulge

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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