Community News

Chocolate, wine fundraiser set

FUNDRAISER FOR AWL: The seventh annual Evening of Wine & Chocolate will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St., Howland. The event will include chocolates, a silent auction, 50-50 raffle and music. All proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. ...

Showcasing Champion schools

CHAMPION — High school students teaching Spanish to second-graders, and middle and high school students working on a joint art project are just some of the ways all three schools are able to collaborate on projects now that all the buildings are on one campus. More than 100 people attended ...

Brookfield church fills backpacks

BROOKFIELD — Members of the Brookfield United Methodist Church, including the youth group, spend Thursday evenings filling backpacks with food for more than 50 elementary children in the Brookfield Local School District. Organizers said that volunteers help unload and sort food, stock ...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes looks to expand

BAZETTA — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Steel Valley is looking to welcome more area youth to form local groups and also take part in community events, including a Faith and Family Night at Youngstown State University. Bob Kimpel, area representative for FCA, said a recent ...

Religion notes

HOLY LANDS: The Best of the Holy Land, a 10-day educational tour planned Nov. 5 to 14, will hold an informational meeting 4 p.m. today at the Jericho Center, 2878 Warren-Meadville Road, Bazetta. There will be slides, videos and Middle Eastern food. CHURCH CANCELLATIONS: Because of the ...

Seeing Eye

READING AT LIBRARY: Reading and Other Forms of Art will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 E Market St., Howland. The library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a blend of art and books at this interactive Family Days program. A children’s librarian will ...

Agenda

• TRUMBULL COUNTY TRANSIT BOARD will hold its reorganizational meeting 8 a.m. today at the Trumbull County Educational Service Center in Niles.

Staying motivated throughout year

WARREN — Cortland resident Brandie Wagner said she does not make New Year’s resolutions, but instead sets goals for herself. To help her reach them, she and other area residents attended a vision board class at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. Matt York and Mary Jo Kachrik, ...

Shutdown affects local farmers

Hello, Trumbull County. As I’m writing this, the federal government is still shut down. I hope by the time you read this, the elected officials in Washington have come to some compromise to reopen the government. I’m hopeful, but not optimistic. During the shutdown, the Farm Service ...

Klondike Derby set in Canfield

SALUTE TO ARMED FORCES: Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Stambaugh in Canfield will temporarily assume the name “Fort Stambaugh” when nearly 100 Boy Scouts descend on the camp Friday to Sunday for the Great Trail Council Arrowhead District’s Klondike: “Salute to our Armed Forces.” A ...

Agenda

• AUSTINTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION Policy Subcommittee will meet 10 a.m. today at the central office. • TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR BOARD will meet 7 p.m. today at the fairgrounds offices. • AREA AGENCY ON AGING will meet 1 pm. Friday at the offices. Advisory council will meet 1:30 p.m. ...

Agenda

• FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. today at township hall on road department equipment purchase. • HARTFORD PARK COMMITTEE will meet 7:30 p.m. today at township hall. • HOWLAND ZONING COMMISSION will meet 5 p.m. today at the township hall. • NEWTON ...

Seeing Eye

HOWLAND MEN WHO COOK: Howland Boy Scout Troop 122 and Venturing Crew 122 will hold a Howland Men Who Cook fundraiser 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, with various recipes prepared by celebrity chefs from the community, including township and ...

Group to discuss ‘Hamilton’ book

AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A book discussion on “Figures of the American Revolution” will be held 6:30 p.m. today at the Howland Library Branch. The group is dedicated to reading and discussing notable books about figures of the American Revolution. This month’s book is “Alexander ...

Agenda

• AUSTINTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. today at the central office for executive session on personnel • BAZETTA PARK BOARD will meet 7 p.m. today at the township hall. • BRACEVILLE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 6 p.m. today at the township hall. • ...

BPA chapters compete in event

CHAMPION — The local chapters of Business Professionals of America from area career and technical centers competed at the regional event held at Kent State University at Trumbull. Kris Doran, instructor of interactive multimedia at Trumbull Career and Technical Center, said 200 students ...

Seeing Eye

MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME: Kuzman’s Polka Band Summit Jammers will perform 10 a.m. Saturday at a polka party at the “Memories of a Lifetime” at the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. The event will be held at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Featured ...

Agenda

• NILES BOARD OF EDUCATION organizational meeting 6 p.m. today at the administration building; special meeting 6:15 p.m. • LAKEVIEW BOARD OF EDUCATION meets 5:45 p.m. today at the high school media center. • LaBRAE BOARD OF EDUCATION organizational meeting 5:30 p.m. at the LaBrae ...

Students show school spirit

LIBERTY — While they receive help with math, reading and other school work, students who attend the Liberty Local School District’s after-school program also take part in extracurricular activities including showing school spirit at a recent high school varsity basketball game. The ...

Seeing Eye

SOCIETY GATHERING CANCELED: The January meeting of the Howland Historical Society has been canceled and rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Howland Township administration building. TRUST HOLDS FUNDRAISER: Southington Community Trust and Trumbull New Theatre will present “White Sheep of ...