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Prayer service Sunday night for injured Poland priest

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NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - A prayer service is scheduled for Sunday night to honor a Poland priest who was severely injured in a car accident earlier this month.

Father Steven Popovich was paralyzed from the waist down on November 13 when his car slid on icy roads and went off a curve on Struthers Road south of route 224, then clipped a pickup truck and hit a tree.

Parishioners will gather at St. Paul the Apostle Church at 7 p.m. to pray for Popovich, who is celebrating his 59th birthday Sunday.

It's not clear if Popovich's paralysis is permanent or only temporary.

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