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  July 22, 2021 Edition  
     ‘The ultimate takeaway...is that we are all on the same team,whether it is baseball or in life and when you do the right thing for your teammate or fellow man, good things tend to happen’
      BY GREG GULAS
      Boardman News Sports
      bnews@zoominternet.net
      For the past 23 months, I had the golden opportunity to serve as one of the chairs for the Shuba-Robinson statue project, watching everything unfold beginning in August, 2019 then coming to fruition last Saturday when this marvelous “A Handshake for the Century” statue was dedicated in Wean Park, adjacent to the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown.
      Serving as a tri-chair with two other Boardman residents, lengendary local reporter Ernie Brown Jr. and former Major League baseball player Herb Washington of the Oakland Athle...Read More >>
  The Valley’s Five World Boxing Champs Will Be Honored Aug. 13 Free Event At Amphitheater  
  July 22, 2021 Edition  
     BY GREG GULAS
      Boardman News Sports
      bnews@zoominternet.net
      With boxing interest seemingly waning in the area, former Boardman resident Lou Schiavoni and son, Joe, will be hosting a “Night of Champions” salute on Friday, August 13 at the Downtown Amphitheater that will honor the Mahoning Valley’s five world champion fighters. It is a show that has been in the works for several years.
      “Joe and I love boxing and interest seems to have waned a bit in our area,” said Lou, a Cardinal Mooney High School graduate and former Golden Gloves champion. “We’re trying to bring boxing interest back and when you look at the many great fighters that hail from the Mahoning Valley, it truly is amazing we have five world champions.
      “These aren’t minor belts won, but belts fro...Read More >>
  Cattle Baron’s Ball Will Be Aug. 13 At The Lake Club  
  July 22, 2021 Edition  
     The 15th annual American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball, ‘Denims and Diamonds,” will be held at the Lake Club on Fri., Aug 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The ball is one of the Mahoning Valley’s premiere charity events, with tickets selling out each year and tens of thousands of dollars raised to fund the fight against cancer.
      This year’s honorees, chairs, event sponsor, and special guests include---
       •Honorary Chairs: Lauren Lindvig, Ron Flaviano, Fred Housel.
       •Medical Honorees: Kene Ugokwe, MD, and Jennifer Baird, MD.
       •Cancer Survivor Honoree: Jennifer Sayavich.
       •Special Guests/Pediatric Cancer Survivors: Brett Wilcox and Ava Timko.
       •Event Chairs: Carole Weimer and Annette Camacci.
 &n...Read More >>
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