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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Whether it’s an after-school program for children, a blight-removal project in a distressed neighborhood or providing social services to the most vulnerable in the community, there’s a good chance that one of the philanthropic foundations in the area or their benefactors contributed to the effort. The Mahoning Valley’s philanthropic community still thrives, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Whether it’s an after-school program for children, a blight-removal project in a distressed neighborhood or providing social services to the most vulnerable in the community, there’s a good chance that one of the philanthropic foundations in the area or their benefactors contributed to the effort. The Mahoning...

Penitentiary Employees Raise Funds for Joanie’s Promise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Warden Richard A. Bowen Jr. and employees at the Ohio State Penitentiary closed out Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities by presenting a check for $430 to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in support of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The donation will help fund Joanie’s Promise, which ensures that anyone […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Warden Richard A. Bowen Jr. and employees at the Ohio State Penitentiary closed out Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities by presenting a check for $430 to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in support of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The donation will help fund Joanie’s...

Russian Physicians Visit Joanie Abdu Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of Russian physicians visited the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center to tour the facility and learn how health care is delivered in the United States. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Boardman, the delegation was accompanied by Dr. Howard Mettee, professor emeritus at Youngstown State University. It included three […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of Russian physicians visited the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center to tour the facility and learn how health care is delivered in the United States. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Boardman, the delegation was accompanied by Dr. Howard Mettee, professor emeritus at Youngstown...

Wakulchik Succeeds Considine as CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital

AKRON, Ohio — Grace Wakulchik today assumed the title of president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital as William H. Considine becomes CEO emeritus. Wakulchik has been president of the enterprise since July 2017. “As president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik assumes full responsibility for the operations of the hospital enterprise,” John Orr, chairman of the […]

AKRON, Ohio -- Grace Wakulchik today assumed the title of president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital as William H. Considine becomes CEO emeritus. Wakulchik has been president of the enterprise since July 2017. “As president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik assumes full responsibility for the operations of the hospital enterprise,”...

BBB Partners with Medical Mutual, COSE for Health-Care Options

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a partnership with COSE Health and Wellness Trust and Medical Mutual of Ohio, the Better Business Bureau of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties is now offering a health-care option for accredited businesses. COSE plans are available to businesses with 50 or fewer employees and are designed as self-funded options, with options […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a partnership with COSE Health and Wellness Trust and Medical Mutual of Ohio, the Better Business Bureau of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties is now offering a health-care option for accredited businesses. COSE plans are available to businesses with 50 or fewer employees and are designed...

Deputies Drive Pink Cruiser for Breast Cancer Awareness

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Don’t be surprised if you see a pink police cruiser patrolling Mahoning County roads. And if you want to check it out and add your signature to the special cruiser, be sure to attend the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic Sunday at Youngstown State University. The cruiser was unveiled Friday at Greenwood Chevrolet […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Don't be surprised if you see a pink police cruiser patrolling Mahoning County roads. And if you want to check it out and add your signature to the special cruiser, be sure to attend the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic Sunday at Youngstown State University. The cruiser was...

Shepherd Breaks Ground on $31M Senior Living Complex

Shepherd of the Valley Breaks Ground on $31M Senior Living Complex

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – After several years of planning, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services broke ground Wednesday for one of the largest developments the community has seen in decades – a $31 million senior living complex that officials say encourages additional development in the township. “We’re about seven weeks into the project,” said […]

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – After several years of planning, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services broke ground Wednesday for one of the largest developments the community has seen in decades – a $31 million senior living complex that officials say encourages additional development in the township. “We’re about seven...

CRN Healthcare to Mark Grand Opening Oct. 30

WARREN, Ohio — CRN Healthcare, a behavioral health-care and addiction outpatient detox center for adults and youth, will hold the grand opening of its Warren location Oct. 30. The event is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. Oct.  30. Hor d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. CRN Healthcare specializes in mental health and addiction counseling, […]

WARREN, Ohio -- CRN Healthcare, a behavioral health-care and addiction outpatient detox center for adults and youth, will hold the grand opening of its Warren location Oct. 30. The event is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. Oct.  30. Hor d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. CRN Healthcare specializes in...

Improvements in Treatment Help Fight Breast Cancer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to improvements in just about every facet of the treatment of breast cancer, those who are diagnosed have greater odds than ever of surviving. Imaging technology is finding tumors early, treatment options are tailored to each patient and resources are available to ease the stress of navigating the health-care system. “Today, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to improvements in just about every facet of the treatment of breast cancer, those who are diagnosed have greater odds than ever of surviving. Imaging technology is finding tumors early, treatment options are tailored to each patient and resources are available to ease the stress of...

Amazon Prepares to Disrupt Health Care

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Imagine walking into a Whole Foods Market and while shopping, your Amazon Alexa virtual assistant tells you grocery items to purchase that follow the diet prescribed by your doctor, and on the way out, you grab your pharmacy prescription. This is what Amazon is trying to accomplish in the next 12- to […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Imagine walking into a Whole Foods Market and while shopping, your Amazon Alexa virtual assistant tells you grocery items to purchase that follow the diet prescribed by your doctor, and on the way out, you grab your pharmacy prescription. This is what Amazon is trying to accomplish...