Community News

KSU-Trumbull to host drug summit

ASAP EVENT: The 2018 ASAP Drug Summit, sponsored by the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Kent State University Trumbull Campus, 4314 Mahoning Ave., Champion. The professional development conference will give participants a better understanding of the ...

Dairy realities encourage larger operations

What is it that consumers want in their food supply, specifically, in their dairy products? Safe, available and affordable might be enough for a lot of consumers. But others and special interest groups have very specific expectations of how dairy cattle should be raised and milk produced. ...

Agenda

• LIBERTY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7:30 a.m. today at the township hall. • MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will hold a board meeting 10 a.m. today at commissioners’ hearing room and staff meeting 11 a.m. at county administration building. • AUSTINTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold ...

Volunteers to be recognized

SENIOR RECOGNITION: Senior Corps volunteers from Mahoning and Trumbull counties in the Foster Grandparents Program and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be recognized at a luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the SCOPE Center / YWCA, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. The recognition honors ...

Agenda

• LORDSTOWN VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY and the police department committee will meet 5:30 p.m. today in the caucus room at the municipal building. • MAHONING VALLEY SANITARY DISTRICT Board of Directors will meet 4 p.m. today at the assembly room of the district. • BROOKFIELD BOARD OF ...

Inspiring Minds celebrates student achievements

LIBERTY — Warren G. Harding High School senior Danajah Coleman said her six years being with Inspiring Minds has helped change her life. “Inspiring Minds has really helped prepare me for my future. It has been an important part of my life,” she said, noting she was in seventh grade when ...

Champion holds Yes Fest

CHAMPION — Champion students have learned of volunteer opportunities in the community as part of the annual Yes Fest, which had agencies. clubs and nonprofits showcasing services offered to the public. Teacher Elizabeth DeLeon, coordinator of the Yes Fest which is in its third year, said ...

Strimbu fundraiser marks its 29th year

BROOKFIELD —The 29th annual Strimbu BBQ is planned for May 2 at the Yankee Lake Ballroom as part of a fundraising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund. The event is sponsored by First National Bank. Board President Jim Grasso said since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund ...

YWCA leads talk on racism

STAND AGAINST RACISM: The YWCAs of Youngstown and Warren will take a Stand Against Racism between Thursday and Sunday. Stand Against Racism will unite the Mahoning Valley to deliver a message to eliminate racism. From Thursday through Sunday, event and activities will include public policy ...

Cemetery association kicks off projects

Tribune Chronicle NEWTON FALLS — With recent warmer weather, the Newton Cemetery Association has begun improvement projects at the cemeteries including work at the chapel at East Side Cemetery. Members of the association held a major fundraising dinner recently at the First Christian ...

Preserving documents is topic of Tuesday talk

SPEAKER IS PAPER CONSERVATOR: Vienna Historical Society will have speaker Jamye Jamison, paper conservator of the Jamison Art Conservation, talk on “Protecting the Past” 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vienna Township hall, Route 193. Johnson has been a member of the American Institute for ...

Men’s rally focuses on strength and courage

YOUNGSTOWN — The ninth annual Men’s Rally in the Valley will focus on being strong and courageous, and will feature a variety of speakers who will share that message, organizers said. Sponsored by Men of Faith, the event will be 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. ...

Howland church has new pastor

HOWLAND — Having grown up in the Warren area, the Rev. Erica Brown said she was thrilled to be named the new senior pastor of Howland Community Church. Brown was officially installed April 15 by the Rev. Stephen Bentley, regional associate pastor for Christian Church (Disciples of ...

Religion events

CHOIR FESTIVAL: The Office of Worship of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, in conjunction with the Music Committee of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, will sponsor the annual 2018 Diocesan Youth Choir Festival 12:30 p.m. today at St. Columba Cathedral. The festival will culminate with the ...

Ideas have consequences

DEAR EDITOR: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.’” This quote from M.L. King Jr. came during his 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech. He was quoting part ...

Speaker talks Underground Railroad lore

WARREN — Churches, houses, barns and even iron furnaces were used as the “safe havens” for slaves fleeing the south to the north on the Underground Railroad. Cathy Nelson, a retired Columbus City Schools teacher and with the Ohio Humanities Council, spoke to more than 65 residents who ...

This could be a poor year for farming

As most of us know, we have four seasons of the year — summer, fall, winter and spring. But this year, we appear to have another season. It is called mud season. Farmers say they can’t do anything without getting into the mud. They know they can’t work their fields when the soil is wet ...

Howland teens show interests

STUDENT SHOWCASE: Howland High School students will be holding their inaugural “All One” student showcase 5 to 8 p.m. today at the school. The event will feature clubs in which the students participate, as well as the extracurricular activities the district offers. Students will be ...

Champion group forms to provide safety, health info

CHAMPION — More than 65 people attended the first program of the Champion Community Network Council, a group created to provided informational forums on safety and health. Police Chief Jeff White and fire Chief John Hickey spoke on safety issues in the homes to the group gathered at ...

Volunteers to clean in Liberty

LIBERTY TO HOLD CLEANUP: Liberty Township will hold the 22nd annual community litter cleanup noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Any club, groups or families interested in cleaning an area are asked to meet at the township administration building. People will be assigned a ...