Bowling event to benefit Relay

RELAY TEAM PLANS BOWL-ATHON: The Fairhaven Relay for Life Team will hold a Bowl-athon from 1 to 5 p.m. March 3 at McKinley Lanes in Niles. Cost is $10 per person and includes three games. There will also will be a bake sale, 50-50 raffle, and chance to win prizes.

All money and forms need to be returned to Jim Tricomi at North Road Workshop or Jessica McCale at Transportation by Feb. 26. Call 330-652-61668 or Jessica at 330-360-1067.

HOSPICE HOSTS HEALTH FAIR: SouthernCare Hospice will be hosting a free health fair and blood drive in support of American Heart Month. The health fair and blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park. Vendors will be available to provide free health screenings and information on heart health, nutrition and smoking cessation.

The American Red Cross will be on-site collecting blood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be scheduled by calling SouthernCare at 330-797-8940.

The health fair and blood drive are open to the community; admission and health screenings are free. For information, call 330-797-8940 or email at dprocopio@southern

ORGANIZATION RECEIVES DONATION: Inspiring Minds, a Warren-based youth services non-profit organization, received a $25,000 donation from BP America toward its after-school education program. The after-school program aims to improve grades through providing tutoring in math, science, English and language arts, and offers an expressive outlet for high-school students. The program recently expanded to include a health and wellness component.

Visit for more information and to learn how to be a mentor for program youths.

ITEMS BEING SHOWN: Buhl Farm’s Park is showcasing items found at the lake since it was drained. Artifacts, including a Yale lock from the 1840s, a 1951 Pontiac hubcap and items found by the Tri-County Metal Detectors Club of Cortland, can be seen from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Buhl’s Casino. The club was given permission to search for artifacts, which it can show at the casino.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OFFERED: Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year. More than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities will be selected. Nominations for children ages 6 to 18 will be accepted through March 15 at

Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. For more information, visit

PROGRAM ENDED: Community Action Agencies across Ohio, including the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership, will no longer offer the ByCar/CAP Car Program to Ohio residents due to the elimination of funding for this program. If funding becomes available again, MYCAP will post notification.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT: Nominations are being accepted for the Children’s Advocate Award, which will be presented by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at the “Champions for our Valley’s Children” celebration in May at The Lake Club in Poland.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley who exhibit the spirit of caring and who are working to make a difference in the lives of the children of the community. Nominees may be an individual, group of individuals, or an organization and may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.

To be considered, the completed nomination form and accompanying narrative must be received by March 8. For information, visit or call 330-746-9122.


To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3003.

Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks, Narcotics Anonymous open speaker meeting, Sundays, 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

Write to Recover, 10 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Sunday Solutions, 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Our Gratitude Speaks, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 21 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

Keeping it Simple, 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Regardless Of, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.