PHOTOS: VETERANS HONORED AT PATRIOTS DAY CEREMONY

The 12th annual Patriots' Day program at The Lube in Austintown honored veterans and those who help them.  In the past 12 years the event has "honored 167 veterans and some citizens and safety forces that are veterans also. The 2018 honorees were WWII veteran:- Roy Raymond Gallatin, Korean War veteran:- James J. Kenneally, Vietnam War veterans:- Charles L. Jaros- Joe Brown, Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient- Robert Smith, recipient of three Purple Hearts.  Veterans who fought in either Operation Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom or the War in Afghanistan:- Kathy Tuomala- Jason Cottrill- Sgt. First Class Kimberly McGinness, Purple Heart recipient- Larry Kuhns, Purple Heart recipient, killed in action- Tim Kelty, Bronze Star recipient- Thomas Check,  Citizens of the Year:- Sharon Cope, of Columbiana County- Veteran Sam Swoger, of Mahoning County

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