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McDonald rings in the season

SEEING EYE McDONALD TREE LIGHTING: McDonald village annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the tree in front of the fire station off Ohio Avenue. The event will include arrival of Santa Claus by firetruck, caroling, hayrides, bonfire, refreshments and tree ...

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Madison Brainard, 11, of Hubbard and a member of the Kounty Kritters 4H Group, right, shows off ‘‘Oreo’’ to Eliza Schrock, 7, of North Bloomfield, at the fourth annual 4H Night held at Trumbull Career and Technical Center and sponsored by the Trumbull County 4-H Advisory Committee.

Group showcases programs, projects

CHAMPION — Local 4-H students showcased all they do during the fourth annual Trumbull County 4-H kickoff held at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center. The free event, sponsored by the Trumbull County 4-H Advisory Committee, allowed youth and volunteers from 4-H to share club ...

Cortland hosting annual holiday walk

CORTLAND GINGERBREAD WALK: The annual Cortland Gingerbread Walk will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at various businesses in downtown Cortland. Various participating shops and stores will have holiday offerings. Gingerbread cutouts will be displayed. There will be a gingerbread house ...

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Southington students and staff are collecting items through Nov. 28 at the school complex to send to servicepeople overseas in Afghanistan. The goal is to put together 60 care packages for holidays. From left are social studies teacher Jennifer Senkowitz; senior Courtney Warnick, whose brother, Chris is stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan; and business / technology teacher Renee Karr.

Southington collects for soldiers

SOUTHINGTON — Following a Veterans Day program honoring local veterans, Southington students and staff wanted to continue helping those who are serving the nation in the military and are collecting items through Nov. 28 to create care packages for those stationed in Afghanistan. Chalker High ...

Someplace Safe makes it easy to share the wealth at holidays

NILES — Someplace Safe opened a Holiday Donation Center at Eastwood Mall to collect gifts and money for 250 women and children serviced this year at the center Bonnie Wilson, executive director of Someplace Safe, donation center will be open through Dec. 11 adjacent to the community room ...

Tasting to raise funds for scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN — The public had the chance to sample tasty foods while raising money for a newly established scholarship at Youngstown State University to help military personnel finish their education. The ‘‘Stars, Stripes and Servings’’ fundraiser was held recently at the Tyler ...

Walk in Fowler set for Saturday

SEEING EYE HOLIDAYS: The annual Fowler Community Walk will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of state Routes 7 and 305. The event will include holiday displays and activities at churches, businesses and shops at the location. The Butts Family Museum will be open with rooms ...

Feel the Force during event at Liberty library

‘STAR WARS’ SPECTACULAR: A “Star Wars” spectacular will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty Library Branch, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road. Celebrate the Force with crafts, games and activities. Costumes aren’t required but are encouraged. Open to all ages. No registration ...

Overseas charity items collected

HOWLAND — Volunteers have been spending this week filling shoeboxes with gifts and other items for children overseas as part of the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. The project’s National Collection Week is being held through Monday. Operation Christmas Child will ...

Sutliff Museum sets open house

SEEING EYE THANKSGIVING EVENT: The Sutliff Museum is holding a fall open house 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The public is invited to have apple cider and popcorn along with a visit to the museum and a craft for children. Storytime will be at 2 and 3 p.m. The museum is ...

Lessons learned coon hunting in the woods

In honor of my grandfather who passed away three years ago this past Wednesday the 15th, I want to take a moment to reflect on one of the most important lessons he inadvertently taught me. This lesson helps me every day when I navigate unfamiliar territories with my students, coaching, and now ...

Program focuses on gaining life

WARREN — Wanting to help people, especially seniors, get active and healthy, the Hope Academy for Autism is hosting the informational program ‘‘Gaining Your Life Back’’ noon Monday at the Youngstown site, 610 N. Lakevew Ave. Kimberly Clinkscale, director of Hope Academy with sites ...

Liberty police collecting food

FILL-A-CRUISER: Liberty Police Department is hosting its sixth annual ‘‘Fill-A-Cruiser’’ food drive 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Churchill Commons Giant Eagle, 4700 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Members are collecting nonperishable food items, personal care products and cash donations for ...

Historical groups plan for 2018 Trumbull County Fair

BAZETTA — With the success of their historical society displays at the Trumbull County Fair, members of the Local History Showcase plan to expand on what they do for the 2018 fair. Cindy Mines with Champion Historical Society said 12 societies that participated this year at the fair’s ...

New Warren SCOPE location officially opened

WARREN — The Warren SCOPE Center that had its beginnings with the YWCA has officially opened at its new location at 375 N. Park Ave. sharing space with the YWCA. An open house was held recently to see the SCOPE Center and the various services it offers. The center opened Nov. 1 at the new ...

Achievers Hall of Fame nominees sought

SEEING EYE CLASS OF 2018: The Trumbull County African American Achievers Association is accepting nominations for its 2018 Hall of Fame. Nomination forms are available 3 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the F.O.C.U.S. Center, 2051 Niles Road. Email a request to trumbullachievers@gmail.com or call ...

Conservation efforts honored

CORTLAND — Those who work to help the environment through conservation efforts were recognized by the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District at the 67th annual awards meeting. According to Amy Reeher, director of TSWCD, the event held at the Trumbull Agriculture and Family Education ...

Tree lighting set in Lordstown

SEEING EYE FRIDAY EVENT: Lordstown village will hold the annual tree lighting ceremony 6 p.m. Friday in the park by the one-room schoolhouse off Salt Springs Road. There will be caroling, a visit from Santa Claus and refreshments in the fire hall. SOCIETY TO MEET: The Howland Historical ...

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

Trbune Chronicle WARREN —This Thursday, smokers nationwide will be encouraged to quit smoking as part of the Great American Smokeout, presented by the American Cancer Society. Trumbull Regional Medical Center, the Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants have ...

Suicide victims to be remembered

SEEING EYE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: The National Survivors of Suicide Awareness Day will be observed with the 19th annual candlelight vigil 6 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Reach Center, 2609 Weir Road, Howland. The event is in memory of loved ones who died by suicide. Anyone who has lost a loved one ...