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  Portion Of Market St. Will Be Renamed To Honor Helicopter Pilot Who Died In Iraq  
  August 25, 2016 Edition  
     Western Reserve Rd. to Rt. 224 is expected to be renamed the Army Chief Warrant Officer Donald V. Clark Memorial Highway in honor of a Boardman native who died at the age of 37 in a helicopter accident over Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 15, 2008.
      “By renaming this highway, we can memorialize the efforts of a local hero and ensure that his legacy lives on,” State Sen. Joe Schiavoni said.
      CWO Clark, who lives at 8240 Stadler Ave., graduated from Boardman High School in 1989. He then served in the Navy until 1995 when he joined the Army.
      In 2008, Clark deployed to Iraq as part of the 6th Squadron, 17 Calvary Regiment, Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. On November 15, Clark and Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Humphreys were killed when their OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed during a mission over the northern Iraqi city of...Read More >>
  Sister Jerome’s Mission Will Honor Sonny Smith Sun., Oct. 9  
  August 25, 2016 Edition  
Clarence R Smith Jr
      The advisory committee of Sister Jerome’s Mission, a program of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, will honor Clarence R. ‘Sonny’ Smith Jr. at a dinner celebration set for Sun., Oct. 9 at the Maronite Center, Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
      Smith is a long-time friend and major supporter of Sister Jerome and her ministries and serves on the advisory committee of Sister Jerome’s Mission, which through its Mission College program helps capable, hard-working college students from low-income families break the cycle of generational poverty.
      Sister Jerome’s Mission College program pairs these first-generation college students with knowledgeable mentors and provides financial assistance so they can earn their degrees and enter the world of work well-prepared for careers that will enable them to support themselves and their families.
      Smith, the ...Read More >>
  Career In Softball Has Taken Jen Feret Around The World  
  August 25, 2016 Edition  
Jen Feret
      Jennifer Feret, daughter of Jim and Francine Feret, of Midwood Circle, a member of the Mercyhurst Lakers softball teams from 2004-2007, has been inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. The Boardman-native is the most decorated pitcher in Mercyhurst softball history.
      She is now a naturalized citizen of New Zealand, where she has continued her softball career as a star pitcher with the Western Magpies, the country’s nation, interclub champions.
      Feret is the Mercyhurst program’s all-time leader in innings pitched, strikeouts, complete games and shutouts. She also held opposing hitters to a lower batting average than any other hurler in Laker history. Feret ranks second all-time in wins and third in earned-run average.
      Feret was no slouch with the bat at Mercyhurst where she ranks second all-time in home runs, fourth in runs batted in and ...Read More >>
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