Thu. 12:16pm: Chinese delegation to tour Red Cross

YOUNGSTOWN – A delegation from the Chinese Red Cross will be visiting the city for the day to strengthen ties with the Mahoning Valley Red Cross, their sister group.

The ambassadors will hear presentations from several emergency management officials, including representatives of HazMat and SWAT. Karen Conklin, executive director of the Valley branch, said the ambassadors are interested in learning about fund raising as well and will be treated to a luncheon by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.

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