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Air Force veteran Tom Pergola of Akron raises awareness about resources for veterans at risk for suicide during the Ride for the 23 on Sunday at LifeCenter Plus in Hudson. (Cheryl Powell/Akron Beacon Journal)
Tom Pergola, 52, of Akron wears a wristband with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number to raise awareness about the risk of suicide among veterans. The Air Force veteran survived a suicide attempt about five years ago. (Cheryl Powell/Akron Beacon Journal)
Tom Pergola, 52, of Akron an Air Force veteran, who survived a suicide attempt about five years ago. (Cheryl Powell/Akron Beacon Journal)
KAMPALA, Uganda: Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.