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Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Stories of Hope and Support

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Last summer, Lori Sweeney’s doctor “saved my life,” the Lisbon resident says.  Every time she went to her doctor for a six-month check up on her thyroid disease, her doctor asked if she had gotten a mammogram, Sweeney recalls.  “This time, she looked at me and said, ‘Did you get that done?’ […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Last summer, Lori Sweeney’s doctor “saved my life,” the Lisbon resident says.  Every time she went to her doctor for a six-month check up on her thyroid disease, her doctor asked if she had gotten a mammogram, Sweeney recalls.  “This time, she looked at me and said,...

Sheridan Pleads Guilty to $48M Medicaid Fraud

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Sheridan, former owner of Braking Point Recovery Centers in Austintown and Whitehall, awaits sentencing in custody after he pleaded guilty to a 60-count indictment.  Sheridan 39, accompanied by attorney Damian Billak, entered the pleas during a Friday afternoon change-of-plea hearing before Judge Benita Pearson. In custody at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Sheridan, former owner of Braking Point Recovery Centers in Austintown and Whitehall, awaits sentencing in custody after he pleaded guilty to a 60-count indictment.  Sheridan 39, accompanied by attorney Damian Billak, entered the pleas during a Friday afternoon change-of-plea hearing before Judge Benita Pearson. In custody...

Tri-Healthy Opens in Eastwood Amid CBD Frenzy

By Josh Medore NILES, Ohio – From his new storefront in the Eastwood Mall, Paul Kaldy presents himself as a walking example of what CBD oil can help with. “I’ve got two stores that are 400 miles apart,” he said Thursday at the grand opening of Tri-Healthy Co.  “If anyone...

Trumbull Regional Opens Family Medicine Center

WARREN, Ohio – The only time Dr. Paul Rich, director of the family medicine residency program at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, left the area was to attend medical school. He then returned to fulfill a dream of his own, he said. That dream was to be a family doctor in his hometown of Girard, Rich […]

WARREN, Ohio – The only time Dr. Paul Rich, director of the family medicine residency program at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, left the area was to attend medical school. He then returned to fulfill a dream of his own, he said. That dream was to be a family doctor in...

Doctors’ Stories and Support Abound at EmpowHERment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 80 local women physicians gathered for a night of sharing stories from their daily lives as doctors and how to conquer the hardships they face as they try to fill many roles, whether it’s a doctor, wife, mother, employer, teacher or caretaker. Whatever position they’re in, women should develop equanimity […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 80 local women physicians gathered for a night of sharing stories from their daily lives as doctors and how to conquer the hardships they face as they try to fill many roles, whether it’s a doctor, wife, mother, employer, teacher or caretaker. Whatever position they’re...

‘Asking for Help Isn’t a Weakness’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch of a public-service announcement campaign in September, the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board is working to break the stigma that surrounds suicide and communicate to those most likely to kill themselves that seeking help is a sign of strength. Last year, 32 of the 41 completed suicides […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch of a public-service announcement campaign in September, the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board is working to break the stigma that surrounds suicide and communicate to those most likely to kill themselves that seeking help is a sign of strength. Last year, 32...

Akron Children’s Expands Behavioral Health Services

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is expanding its behavioral health services with the creation of a new space on its Boardman campus. A $2.3 million renovation of the former Youngstown Hearing and Speech building on Southern Boulevard, expected to be open to patients Dec. 10. Among the features of the addition are […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is expanding its behavioral health services with the creation of a new space on its Boardman campus. A $2.3 million renovation of the former Youngstown Hearing and Speech building on Southern Boulevard, expected to be open to patients Dec. 10. Among the...

RAM Event Offers Free Medical Services to Those in Need

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On Saturday and Sunday, area residents in need of medical care can head to the Covelli Centre for free dental, vision, hearing and general examinations. The two-day event is one of 80 held annually throughout the United States by Remote Area Medical, or RAM, a Tennessee-based nonprofit that operates mobile medical clinics […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On Saturday and Sunday, area residents in need of medical care can head to the Covelli Centre for free dental, vision, hearing and general examinations. The two-day event is one of 80 held annually throughout the United States by Remote Area Medical, or RAM, a Tennessee-based nonprofit...

Ohio Living Park Vista Being Sold to Natick HCG

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A representative of Ohio Living has confirmed the company is in the beginning phases of selling Ohio Living Park Vista. The retirement community, 1216 Fifth Ave., is being sold to Natick Healthcare Group LLC. Ohio Living expects the sale to be complete by early November, the representative said. The sale price was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A representative of Ohio Living has confirmed the company is in the beginning phases of selling Ohio Living Park Vista. The retirement community, 1216 Fifth Ave., is being sold to Natick Healthcare Group LLC. Ohio Living expects the sale to be complete by early November, the representative...

Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted […]

By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD,...