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William K. Alcorn

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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

The Foundation had $13.7 million in assets as of June 30, 2014

Grants in January, 2015 will total nearly $200,000

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


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