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Expects to receive $40,000-$45,000 from ODH for 18-month project

Mahoning and Trumbull county health officials to partner

Citywide baby shower planned in Youngstown

A citywide baby shower, the first of a nationwide series of baby showers sponsored by United Healthcare, will help kick off 2015 Youngstown Minority Health Month events here Saturday.

Youngstown Community School to host pilot program

Mikael Jennings, 6, and Alyssa Brown, 5, both of Youngstown, were part of a group of Youngstown Community School students who performed Monday at a United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley news conference announcing its new early childhood initiative, Success After 6. Their school is the site for the pilot program.

The six-week Live Healthy Live Well spring program begins March 30

Program aimed at working adults

Men must be sober 30 days to get into North Side addiction-recovery facility

The goal is to help people in recovery develop skills to be self-sufficient

Red Cross aims to raise $250K this weekend through interactive program

Volunteers use the scripted, interactive, multimedia tool with little training

Senator spoke at Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley

Brown urges Congress to extend program’s funding

Joined by parents whose children benefitted from the health care program

Veterans council honors Revetti, Greenwood

Greenwood provided free vehicle care to deployed NG dependents

Girl Scout cookies delivered to Warren area troops Friday

Canfield area Troops get theirs today

Ortenzio attends Navy Reserve celebration at Pentagon

Dr. Joseph A. Ortenzio Jr., a retired chiropractor and Navy Reserve senior chief petty officer, and his wife, Nancy, were among some 100 people from around the country invited to attend the kickoff of the Navy Reserve Centennial celebration at the Pentagon March 2.

YDC employees, families of residents to testify at Columbus hearing

Sister says her brother, at YDC 29 years, has the mentality of a 3-year-old, is nonverbal, autistic and has obsessive-compulsive disorder, developmental delays and behavior outbursts that are well-managed at YDC. He would not survive someplace else, she said.

Dr. Rodney Hill asked to provide expertise on black infant mortality

Panel seeking information to influence state policy on the issue

Celebrates life of Hubbard girl killed in auto accident April 4, 2003

Helps parents stay close to their lost daughter

NO MORE PSA campaign asks employers to get involved

Victim: Domestic violence is about control through intimidation and fear

Direct services prohibited by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicaid waivers lead to elimination of jobs for challenged workers

Medicaid waivers are at the heart of the change

Youngstown Minority Health director is Leigh Greene-Colvin

Citywide baby shower and community health fair planned

Carolyn Givens is former head of state addiction dept.

Says brain illnesses are treatable

Mahoning Valley United Way exceeds $2.6 million goal

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley raised the most money since the economic recession hit.

But that is likely to change when vacations start

Fewer parents getting their children immunized

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Transitional housing helps homeless women recover

Women and children largest percentage of people in poverty

Involves using SBIRT, a behavioral health screening process

Called fifth vital sign check for primary care physicians

RNs updated Thursday on status of talks

YGDNA negotiating team authority to extend talks or issue strike notice

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Organizations sought to run food and funds drives

15,000 people a week seek food at Food Bank member agencies

Proceeds go to Brodell Relay for Life/optical services for children in need

Tickets purchased in advance are $10

Canadian vet’s WWI medals find home with grandson in Poland

Canadian vet who found medals wanted them to go to a direct descendent

Getting flu shot still worthwhile, though cases tapering off here

Peak came early this year/traditionally occurs Valentine Day weekend

Youngstown Developmental Center to close in June 2017

Staff report AUSTINTOWN The Youngstown Developmental Center is slated for closure in two years.

Would give vets and service members priority class registration

Would give vets and service members priority class registration

Employs multidisciplinary team approach

High percentage of MV people have valvular disease

20 new volunteers needed in Mahoning/Trumbull counties each

TC volunteer says work touches his heart

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UMCC helps Valley vets get back on their feet

Barriers are mental health and addiction problems

More than 100 kids get free dental care at Choffin event

More than 100 kids get free dental care at event

Corydon Palmer Dental Society sponsored the event

Mahoning commissioners to name 10 merged board members

First combined agency meeting is Feb. 23

Donald E. "O.J. Norberg was in intensive care 43 days

Dinner is Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.

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A growing number of tri-county food bank recipients are working poor

9.5M pounds of food distributed in 2014

The trend: People turning to food banks regularly, not just in emergencies

County health board 2015 allocation is $220,067

Patricia Sweeney rehired as health commissioner

Counting homeless vets

Keith Lomax of Youngstown, a Navy veteran, reflects on 2012, the year he was homeless and lived in an abandoned structure.

Special care nursery to open at Warren St. Joseph

Twelve nurses, three secretaries and a manager hired for the nursery unit

The gas caused more U.S. fatalities in 2014 than carbon monoxide, fires and handguns combined.

Radioactive element ranks as 2nd-leading cause of lung cancer

Half of Ohio homes have elevated radon levels

Cold temps, visibility of camp bring attention to homeless

A man sits next to a small tent in a camp under the Spring Common Bridge, viewed from West Front Street in downtown Youngstown. Several homeless people are living in the camp during this month’s sometimes subzero temperatures.

Dr. Gregory Benson graduated from Poland Seminary High School

He is a pediatric anesthesiologist

Here's where to get shelter from the cold In Youngstown, Warren

People who need a warm place to stay during the frigid weather can call 211 to reach Help Hot Line Crisis Center, whose phone lines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Flu-like illnesses hit Mahoning Valley hard

Brenda Christensen, a registered nurse, administers the flu vaccine to a client during a Mahoning County Board of Health clinic Tuesday in Austintown. Mahoning and Trumbull counties have been hard-hit by the flu virus, county and state health officials said.

Peers say Cvetkovic is true advocate for kids with mental health problems

Cvetkovic describes them as "society's invisible children"

Implementing evidence-based programs in Mahoning-Youngstown

Look to improve social determinants that affect health of mothers

Red Kettle has raised $320, 371 to date

Another $25,000 in special commitments is expected

Baby’s death still haunts Youngstown couple


Keep busy to keep their minds off Noelle's death


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