A love of fitness took Clemate Franklin from building supervisor to exercise trainer.
Lisa Liguori provides free dog houses — ones that are sturdy and retain heat — to families with dogs living outside.
Ron Sackett’s fundraising idea has become so popular that people bring their extra cans to him at work.
This week’s Hometown Hero offers chocolaty goodness and a whole lot more.
The philosophy of this week’s Hometown Heroes from Struthers is to take what you need and give what you can.
Josh Avery, an instructor at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, raised over $9,500 to support the group of men he works with.
The passion to help pups is something that started at a young age for Karen Lutz and has been ongoing throughout her life.
Dancing is a special kind of therapy for three of the students with Down Syndrome – one where they can show their talents.
Bill Mounts, of New Middletown, has welcomed eight exchange students over the past four years.
If you grew up in Mercer County, chances are you have seen Rickey Fair during the holidays.
Thanks to the help of five local churches and generous donations, several hundred people can stop by regularly at the Yost Community Center.
Janice Pettola takes dogs out of the shelter for a day, and lets them roam around her Canfield store.
A Youngstown father nominated his son’s teacher for helping his son get through a very difficult situation.
When Jason Kay was tasked with doing a senior project, he decided to do something that would make a difference.
This week’s Hometown Hero is the founder and executive director of the Hope Academy for Autism.
Scott Lewis’ new non-profit organization, The Brightside Project, seeks to provide positive influences to kids having a tough time.
Irene Hooper and Tasha Rhinebolt became close after meeting at a mutual friend’s birthday party seven years ago.
An Austintown woman hopes to help some of Ohio’s veterans who are having difficulties adjusting to civilian life.
On May 29, 2012, Deanna Slifka’s life was changed by one tragic event. She’s taken that as an opportunity to educate others.
Lavern Withrow’s uplifting weather videos on Valley Oaks Care Center’s Facebook page have attracted thousands of fans.
City Events Coordinator Michael McGiffin said what Derrick McDowell was able to do with the Youngstown Flea is amazing.
Amy Zell loves her job at the library because she gets to work with kids, but she also helps teens with a serious issue.
Tamika and Tanise Anderson travel the country to spread their message about abusive relationships.
This week’s Hometown Hero turns exercise and passion into help for the community.
Now cancer-free, the Boardman fitness instructor has opened up her classes to those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Lori Davis passed away in July after losing a long battle with cancer, but while she was here, she left a mark.
City Kids Care provides free backpacks and supplies to Youngstown kids, but the outreach doesn’t end there.
The Midlothian Free Health Clinic was opened in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers.
Each year, Wonder Zone manager Terese Sanford chooses a cause to raise money for.
This week’s Hometown Hero has spent his time and resources making the city of Sharon a better place.