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Hospital’s ‘Dreaming Tree’ Art Takes Children Back to Nature

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When the new addition to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley opens, patients and their families will be greeted by an art installation that employed several techniques, including 3-D printing. The colorful “Dreaming Tree” sculpture hangs on the southern wall facing the entrance of the 51,000-square foot addition to Building A on the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When the new addition to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley opens, patients and their families will be greeted by an art installation that employed several techniques, including 3-D printing. The colorful “Dreaming Tree” sculpture hangs on the southern wall facing the entrance of the 51,000-square foot addition...

29 Companies Share $677K in BWC Safety Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies in the Mahoning Valley are among 29 Ohio employers that will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The grants will fund the purchase of equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program provides employers with a 3-to-1 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies in the Mahoning Valley are among 29 Ohio employers that will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The grants will fund the purchase of equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program...

Sheridan to ‘Run With the Bulls’ to Support Rich Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Sheridan, owner and founder of Braking Point Recovery in Austintown, plans to head to Pamplona, Spain, this summer and participate in the annual Running of the Bulls ceremony to raise funds for the Rich Center for Autism. Sheridan challenges the community to donate $5,000 directly to the Rich Center between now […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Sheridan, owner and founder of Braking Point Recovery in Austintown, plans to head to Pamplona, Spain, this summer and participate in the annual Running of the Bulls ceremony to raise funds for the Rich Center for Autism. Sheridan challenges the community to donate $5,000 directly to...

CBO Scoring of Health Care Bill Draws Criticism

WASHINGTON – Democrats and advocacy groups wasted little time responding to the Congressional Budget office’s scoring of the American Health Care Act, legislation passed earlier this year to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The CBO scoring, released Thursday, projects 14 million more Americans would be without health insurance coverage under AHCA by next year. […]

WASHINGTON – Democrats and advocacy groups wasted little time responding to the Congressional Budget office’s scoring of the American Health Care Act, legislation passed earlier this year to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The CBO scoring, released Thursday, projects 14 million more Americans would be without health insurance coverage...

Schiavoni Introduces Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sens. Joe Schiavoni, D-32 Boardman, and Kenny Yurko, D-Richmond Heights, Wednesday announced they have introduced legislation intended to provide more resources to fight the opioid crisis in Ohio. “This bill would allow us to start addressing the opioid crisis immediately and send resources where they’d be most useful,” Schiavoni said. “Every […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sens. Joe Schiavoni, D-32 Boardman, and Kenny Yurko, D-Richmond Heights, Wednesday announced they have introduced legislation intended to provide more resources to fight the opioid crisis in Ohio. “This bill would allow us to start addressing the opioid crisis immediately and send resources where they’d be...

Addiction Is a Disease, Treat It as Such: Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Opiate addicts are in the headlines every day but the widespread addiction to other substances, both legal and illegal, is affecting the social, physical and economic health of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, a Business Journal roundtable held Tuesday found. In Trumbull County, opiate addiction is the No. 1 diagnosis, followed by alcohol […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Opiate addicts are in the headlines every day but the widespread addiction to other substances, both legal and illegal, is affecting the social, physical and economic health of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, a Business Journal roundtable held Tuesday found. In Trumbull County, opiate addiction is the No....

Woodlands Health Care Receives Kovach Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Woodlands at Austinwoods Health Care Center won the Joan Kovach Safety Leadership Award Wednesday as an emotional Claudia Kovach presented the award to its administrator, Sally Demidovich, at the Maronite Center. Claudia Kovach presented the honor named in her mother’s memory to conclude the annual Mahoning Valley Safety Council safety awards […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Woodlands at Austinwoods Health Care Center won the Joan Kovach Safety Leadership Award Wednesday as an emotional Claudia Kovach presented the award to its administrator, Sally Demidovich, at the Maronite Center. Claudia Kovach presented the honor named in her mother’s memory to conclude the annual Mahoning...

Steel Museum Uses Artifacts to Stimulate Dementia Patients

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For most visitors, wandering through the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor is nothing extraordinary. You wander the halls, perhaps led by a docent, and examine some of the artifacts from the industrial history of the Mahoning Valley. Maybe even learn a thing or two. But that format doesn’t work well […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- For most visitors, wandering through the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor is nothing extraordinary. You wander the halls, perhaps led by a docent, and examine some of the artifacts from the industrial history of the Mahoning Valley. Maybe even learn a thing or two. But...

BWC to Hold Training Wednesday on Fall Prevention

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will hold a free training session on how to avoid falls in the workplace at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Boak and Sons Inc., 75 Victoria Road. Eighty workers from 22 employers have signed up to attend, says David Costantino, loss prevention supervisor in the Youngstown office […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will hold a free training session on how to avoid falls in the workplace at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Boak and Sons Inc., 75 Victoria Road. Eighty workers from 22 employers have signed up to attend, says David Costantino, loss prevention...

Mercy Health Holds Woman’s Heart Day Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health of Youngstown is holding its annual Woman’s Heart Day event Thursday that provides potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information people need to improve their health status. This year’s event is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. For the past 14 years, Mercy Health of Youngstown has increased […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health of Youngstown is holding its annual Woman’s Heart Day event Thursday that provides potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information people need to improve their health status. This year's event is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. For the past 14 years,...