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• GIRARD PLANNING COMMISSION will meet 3 p.m. Thursday at mayor’s office in city hall. • LORDSTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold work session 5 p.m. Thursday in the high school media center. • MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10 a.m. Thursday in commissioners’ hearing ...

Organization looks at creating veterans home

WARREN — A local organization is reaching out to the community for both volunteers and donations to transform a three-story home on Washington Street NE into a proposed home for veterans. Susan Greisinger, executive director of Trumbull Take Flight, said at a recent open house on the ...

Bridge building contest at YSU

BRIDGE BUILDERS AT YSU: The Mahoning Valley miniature bridge building competition will be held 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Chestnut Room of the Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University. Local high school teams from Mahoning and Trumbull counties will design and build balsa wood ...

Library hosts a sweet challenge

CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE: A Chocolate Challenge will be held 6 p.m. today at the Cortland Library Branch, 578 Lakeview Dr. The program for teens in grades seventh to 12th will include tasting sweets and taking on a sweetest challenge. Registration is required at 330-638-6335. NIGHT OF COMEDY: The ...

Agenda

• SOUTHINGTON BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 6 p.m. today at the school complex media center. • LORDSTOWN BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS will meet 4 p.m. today at the village municipal building. • TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH / RECOVERY BOARD Board of Directors meeting will be 4:30 p.m. today ...

Robotics teams finish prep

WARREN — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics teams spent the weekend putting the final touches on their robots which must be finished and shipped by midnight Wednesday. The teams from local high schools including Austintown, Champion, Girard, Hubbard, ...

Series focuses on local history

BLACK HISTORY SPEAKERS: The Warren Heritage Center will present the third annual ‘‘Black History of Warren’’ series 6 p.m today and Tuesday at Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Speakers for the series will be Mayor Doug Franklin, Councilwoman Helen Rucker and a surprise visit ...

Agenda

• BROOKFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold special meeting 6 p.m. today at the high school office conference room. There will be an executive session on personnel. • BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold special meeting 7 p.m. today at township hall for an executive session on fire ...

TCTC earns recognition

CHAMPION — Trumbull Career and Technical Center has been named the ‘‘2016 High Schools that Work Top Performing School in Northeast Ohio Region.’’ The award was presented recently from the High Schools that Work organization at a TCTC board meeting. The award is based on the ...

Cemetery association plans for restoration in new year

SOUTHINGTON — The Southington Cemetery Association is continuing its efforts at the township cemeteries with the help of the next generation of community volunteers. Marsha Phipps, association president, said the association was organized in 2002 by residents who were in their retirement ...

Inspiring Minds plans 11th annual gala

WARREN — Inspiring Minds is planning its 11th annual fundraising gala 4 to 7 p.m. April 22 at the Metroplex Expo Center in Liberty. It will bring together students, families, alumni, businesses, supporters and the community to celebrate the organization’s impact in the Mahoning ...

Free tax centers help with forms

SEEING EYE FREE TAX PREPARATION EXPANDS LOCATIONS: Members of the Trumbull County Partnership for Financial Empowerment have joined with Trumbull Business College, the Emmanuel Community Care Center and Trumbull Community Action Program to expand the availability of free tax preparation by ...

School news

SCHOOL REGISTRATION: The Jackson-Milton School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening for the 2017-18 school year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1, 2 and 3 at the elementary school. Children who will be 5 before Sept. 30 may enroll. Parents should take their child’s ...

Noteworthy

READING AND ART: Reading and Other Forms of Art for children ages 5 to 10 will be 2 p.m. today at the Butler Institute of American Art in Howland. The free event combines reading by the Howland Library Branch staff and an art-related activity. PRESERVATION GROUP TO MEET: The Newton Falls ...

Clubs & lodges

MUSIC CLUB TO MEET: Warren Music Club, a member of the Ohio and National Federation of Music Clubs, will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Karl and Jeannine Morris. Program chairman Elaine Maki has planned “Adventures in Folk Music” for the musical portion of the meeting. The club’s ...

Reunions

WGH LUNCHEON: The monthly luncheon of the June Class of 1956 of Warren G. Harding High School will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hometown Buffet in Niles. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Harold at 330-565-0605. LORDSTOWN ALUMNI: The Lordstown Alumni Association will hold its annual ...

Bazaars

QUARTER AUCTION: Trumbull County animal advocacy groups Never Muzzled and Animal Pawtectors are presenting a fundraising quarter auction 6 p.m. Thursday at the Trumbull Country Club, 600 Golf Drive NE, Warren. Doors open at 5. There will be more than 90 prizes, gift baskets and door prizes. A ...

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Hoops for Homework celebrates 10 years

WARREN — A weekly after-school tutoring program that also aims to help students develop character and social skills is marking 10 years. ‘‘We want them to make good choices in their lives. Having adult mentors is part of that,’’ Troy Woods, founder and director of Hoops for Homework ...

Robotics boosters holds race night

GIRARD ROBOTICS HOLDS FUNDRAISER: A Night at the Races and basket auction will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Girard Knights of Columbus hall, 122 S. State St., to benefit the Girard High School Delphi RoboCats robotics team as well as the junior high school and intermediate school’s LEGO ...

Support group to meet

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Catholic Charities Regional Agency’s monthly bereavement / grief support group meeting will be held 1 to 3 p.m. today on the third floor of the Trumbull location of Catholic Charities, 175 Laird Ave. NE, Warren. For more information, contact Taunya Fuller, licensed ...