CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – WYTV has learned that former Jackson Township and Mill Creek Park Sergeant Brian Newhard, who WYTV profiled earlier this month, has died after a battle with ALS.
Newhard had been diagnosed with the fatal form of muscular dystrophy, known to many as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, only a few weeks ago, but had been suffering the effects for months.
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Brian passed away late Wednesday morning at Sharon Regional Health System with family and friends at his side. He was just 38.
His funeral arrangements are still being finalized.