NE Ohio boyhood home of McKinley marks birthday

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POLAND, Ohio (AP) -- The northeast Ohio boyhood home of President William McKinley has commemorated the 170th anniversary of his birth.

According to The (Youngstown) Vindicator (bit.ly/VVIslP), the small community of Poland, Ohio, near Youngstown held a wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday.

McKinley's family moved to the village in 1852 for education opportunities. The future president later served as a postal clerk, teacher and Civil War soldier.

The commemoration came amid a renewed debate in Washington, D.C., on renaming Alaska's Mount McKinley. Some Alaska lawmakers want it renamed Denali, an Alaska Native tribal word.

Ohio's congressional delegation has blocked past attempts at renaming Mount McKinley.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com