News team walks in memory of former news director

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – As a special tribute to our colleague and friend, the WKBN/WYTV news team will walk at the Relay for Life in Boardman this weekend in memory of our late news director Gary Coursen.

Gary lost his battle with cancer five months ago. The cancer was centered around his nasal area and moved into his brain.

Surgery to remove the cancer was initially a success, and then Gary went into a coma and passed away at age 55.

He left behind a wife and two daughters.

Before serving as our news director, Gary was a photographer at the station.

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