Author offers secrets to success

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An author with ties to Youngstown was in town Wednesday promoting his new book and giving readers a list of his secrets to success.

Donald Dowridge Jr. of Baltimore was in the Valley visiting family and signing copies of his latest book “The Power of Being a Winner.” The book chronicles his life from drug abuse and being incarcerated as a teenager to becoming a businessman and author.

Dowridge shares his 11 Steps to Success which include faith, endurance and education. All which helped him turn his life around.

“I’m sure there are many people out here who have experienced what I have experienced. Maybe not as notorious as I had to go through but just knowing that they can overcome,” said Dowridge. “Just because you start here doesn’t mean you have to end there.”

Dowridge will return to Youngstown for another book-signing next month.

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