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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. #asquoteoftheday #aspersonoftheweek

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The Handshake of the Century is here to stay

PICTURED: ON HAND FOR DEDICATION CEREMONIES of the Handshake For A Century statue last Saturday at Wean Park in downtown Youngstown were from left, County Court Judge Joe Schiavoni, First Ward Councilman Julius Oliver, and legendary Youngstown Vindicator reporter...

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POTW, Collins Michaels, Campbell Memorial Red Devils

Each week, the #SpanningtheNeed podcast will present an “Inspirational Person of the Week’ and have a “Q & A” with one of its many gifted individuals and/or groups who are willing to go out of their own way to help others and/or student-athletes who display...

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About Us

#SpanningtheNeed is an all-inclusive podcast series and blog, covering a variety of subjects including politics, health, education, sports, and genuine feel-good stories, all affecting our community. One of the most important branches of our mission at #SpanningtheNeed is too better the lives of others through our own work. Whether that’s volunteer time, work in school, or on the sports’ field, we hope to inspire our listeners and readers to do the same. 

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“Great job sir. Keep up the good work. You inspire me, so I gave today!” John P.

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