YOUTH SPONSOR ANNUAL SHOW: The Bethel Lutheran Church Youth Group is sponsoring the eighth annual Classic Car/Motorcycle and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 at425 Crestview Drive, Boardman. For more information, go to or call Rita Rider at 330-318-3610

SOCIETY TO DEMONSTRATE ANTIQUE MACHINERY: The Historical Engine Society will be holding their 44th annual Antique Power and Steam Exhibition July 25, 26, 27, at the Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum in Burton. On display will be demonstrations of various types of antique machinery, such as steam engines, stationary and portable gas engines, tractors, excavating and construction equipment, grain threshing, sawmilling, cars and trucks, and blacksmithing.

There will also be a parade of machinery through downtown Burton Saturday and Sunday morning, children’s rides on Murphy’s Railroad, and open house tours of Century Village’s restored homes and shops.

A preview and set-up day with reduced admission will be on Friday. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

For more information, contact 440-669-2578, 330-544-4438, or This event is held in cooperation with the Geauga County Historical Society.

WORKSHOP ON CANNING: A “Canning and Freezing workshop” presented by Ohio State University Extension will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. July 31 at the Ohio State University Extension Trumbull County, 520 W. Main St. Cortland.

The workshop focuses on the basics of home canning and preservation and is appropriate for people with all levels of experiences. Each participate will leave with fact sheets and a copy of the USDA Home Canning Guide. Participants can also bring their pressure canner lids (dial gauges only) to have it tested for free at the conclusion of the program.

Registration for the classes can be made by visiting our website for registration form at calling Ohio State University Extension office at 330-638-6783.

BIG LATCH ON: The local Big Latch On will take place at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Trumbull County WIC Program, 258 E. Market St., Suite 201, Warren.

Every year from Aug. 1 to 7, to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, listing the benefits of breastfeeding plus global and governmental goals.

Moms wanting to participate in the local program should arrive 30 minutes early and register by Friday to be entered in a special drawing. For more information, call 330-306-5072, Ext. 2.

SPEAKER SERIES IN LIBERTY: Harry Meshel, retired Ohio Senator from Mahoning Valley, will recall a lifetime of memories, for a new William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society community engagement program series titled “Memories With.” The event will be held at 10 a.m. today at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. A goodwill offering will be accepted and a 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the society’s education mission. Society memberships will be sold at the door. Meshel will remember, in an informal manner, growing up on Youngstown’s East Side, the Depression, his years in the United States Merchant Marines, and a lifetime in Mahoning Valley and Ohio politics. A question and answer period will follow his presentation. For information call Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277, or Shirley Eckley at 330-568-7389.

FUNDRAISER FOR RELAY: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, will be the host site for the parish’s Relay For Life Kids Kupboard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 in Covelli gymnasium. Tables are rented by individuals interested in selling their items – who then keep the money from their sales. Table rentals are available through July 25 at 330-372-2215. Proceeds from table rentals, kitchen meal sales, and bake sale benefit the parish’s Relay For Life team.


GALLO CHOSEN FINALIST: Katie Marie Gallo, daughter of Michelle Gallo of Warren, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 19 and 20 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.

The pageant is held for girls ages 10 through 12. The newly crowned Miss Pre-Teen Ohio will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.

Katie enjoys reading, swimming and watching “Pretty Little Liars.” She is involved in playing soccer and basketball and doing well in school. Anyone who would like to help sponsor Katie, call 330-984-3631.

DEPIZZO NAMED TOP TEN: The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant finals took place June 21 at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Twenty-five young women competed for the title of Miss Ohio 2014. Earning a place in the Top Ten this year was Cortland resident Jenna DePizzo.

DePizzo competed this year as Miss North Central Ohio, performing her own rendition of Etta James’ “At Last.” In addition to winning a $1,000 scholarship for her Top Ten placement, she also won the Miss America Academic Award, totaling $1,000, for the second year.

DePizzo won several special awards during the three nights of competition. She took home the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this year, which is awarded for commitment to leadership, fitness, talent, and adventure. She was also awarded the Paul Herlihy Spirit Award and Mina O’Guinn Award for dedication to education during preliminary competition, each totaling $500.

DePizzo continues her year as Miss North Central Ohio promoting her platform, “Inclusion in America: Our Duty to the Future.” She plans to travel to elementary schools around the state to share her self-created program, “EMBRACE (Encouraging Minds to Believe Real Acceptance Comes with an Embrace).” In addition, she will raise funds for the Miss America national platform, the Children’s Miracle Network.

DePizzo is 2014 summa cum laude graduate of Slippery Rock University, with a bachelor of science in education. She is a 2010 graduate of Lakeview High School, Cortland. After starting her career as a first-grade teacher at Bascom Elementary School of LaBrae Local Schools this fall, she looks forward to continuing her education through Slippery Rock University’s master’s program in K-8 Math and Science Education.

Miss Ohio 2014 Mackenzie Bart, a ventriloquist from Columbus, was crowned by Warren’s Heather Wells. The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program is an official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Program.

ANNUAL BIKE RIDE PLANNED: The fourth annual Memorial Bike Ride for Larry Furniss is being held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Sunside Trailhead on state route 305,Western Reserve Greenway.

On July 24, 2010, Furniss was traveling on the Greenway Bike Path and was struck by a car while crossing Housel Craft Road. Every year family, friends and acquaintances gather to enjoy his favorite sport while raising awareness for bike safety. A new Trek Verve 1 bike will be raffled at the end of the day. Tickets will be sold at the event. For tickets in advance or additional information, contact 330-240-3728.

All proceeds will be donated to the Western Reserve Bike Path.

SUTLIFF OPEN HOUSE: The public is invited to an Open House at the Sutliff Museum, from 2 to 4 p.m. July 19. Refreshments and tours of the museum will be available at no cost. The museum is decorated for summer holidays in patriotic colors and natural materials typical of Victorian decor. Seashells crafted into decorative items, an 1890s red damask tablecloth, and patriotic figures are among the displays. Current exhibits document the Sutliff family’s Underground Railroad work and display costumes of the “Downton Abbey” era.

The Sutliff Museum is located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. It is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays. Operated by the Warren Library Association, it is free and fully handicapped accessible. For further information, visit Sutliff Museum on Facebook.

FUNDRAISER PLANNED: A fund-raising event for a 52-year-old Sharpsville, Pa., cancer patient is scheduled for July 19 at Lakeside Golf Course, Lake Milton.

Proceeds from the 9th annual Sunshine Benefit Golf Outing will be donated to cancer patient Debbie Sloan, who was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2012. She has undergone surgery and chemotherapy but was diagnosed in November 2013 with stage 4 colon cancer.

Sloan is the mother of four – Jay and Jeffrey Houston, Greg Vaughn and Nicole Sloan.

A 10-member volunteer committee that puts on the event has reached out to businesses and the community since 2006 to help cancer sufferers and their families in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys to defray medical costs. Since then, nearly $80,000 has been given to them.

This year, the event is scheduled for July 19 at Lakeside followed by a steak fry with entertainment at one of its sponsors, Ball Busters Sports Bar, 3661 Mahoning Ave. Registration is 7 a.m. at the course and tee-off at 9 a.m.

The outing is a three-person scramble that includes a continental breakfast and lunch at the turn. The dinner includes a steak, corn on the cob and baked potato. During dinner, prizes for hole events, 50/50 raffle and raffle prizes will be awarded.

Those wanting to participate in any way can do so at Ball Busters or by contacting Jim Krokoski, 330-507-3734; Johnny Mashiska, 330-519-6753; Mark Kellerman, 330-397-7652; or Dale Brady, 571-292-0264.

LODGE TO SPONSOR MOOSE ROCK: The Cortland Moose Lodge No. 1012 will be sponsoring the 2014 Moose Rock supporting the National Foundation for Transplants.

Moose Rock 2014 will be held July 26, at the Cortland Moose Lodge No. 1012, 6400 state Route 46, Cortland.

Cortland Moose Lodge No. 1012 Supports Organ Donation is open to the public with music from 1 to 11 p.m.

Bands donating time and talent include Michael Starkey, Sideshow, Mr. Lucky, Hard Drive, Skull’rz Bane, Fetish, Andreas Fault and Steel Valley Rockers.

All proceeds donated to the National Foundation for Transplants in the name of Moose member Annette Maraczi. Annette is a recent liver recipient.

Alcohol and food proceeds go to the Moose and Moose Haven Charities.

For more information, call the Moose at 330-637-9957 or find them on Facebook at “Moose Rock 2014.”

TRAINING GRADUATES 11: The Geauga County Paramedic Training Program, overseen by the University Hospitals EMS and Disaster Preparedness Institute, graduated 11 students in June. All 11 graduates have become nationally registered paramedics and maintain the program’s 100 percent pass rate far above the state’s benchmark of 80 percent. Five of this year’s graduates are now practicing in the region served by UH Geauga Medical Center.

The paramedic training program supports area fire departments and special rescue teams by providing initial and continuing education. It also provides state-of-the-art emergency care in collaboration with UH Geauga Medical Center’s Emergency Department. The curriculum follows the national standards for paramedic training, which encompass trauma, medical emergencies, advanced life support and new innovations in EMS.

University Hospitals’ Geauga County Paramedic Program is now accepting emergency medical technician applications for the 2014-2015 training year, its 18th.

CHURCH HOLDS RUMMAGE SALE: New Jerusalem Fellowship Renaissance Place, 1943 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 2. All proceeds benefit the community youth center.

CHURCH YARD SALE: Central Christian Church, corner of East Market Street and Belvedere N.E., Warren, will hold a neighborhood yard sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Rain date is July 19. The church will hold a concession stand.

FUNDRAISER SET: All Fur the Paws and The Bling Bling lady will be having “Christmas in July” from 4 to 6 p.m. July 20 at the office of Dr. David Morvay, 628 Niles Cortland Road, Suite 101, Warren. Proceeds will go to local animal charities.

TEA PARTY: The Holborn Herb Growers Guild will hold its annual Garden Tea Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Western Reserve Village in the Canfield Fairgrounds, state Route 46. Adults and children are encouraged to attend this year’s planned festivities, which will feature the sampling of herbal teas along with the samplings of both savory and sweet culinary delicacies to delight the palate. Partygoers will have opportunities to tour the historical Western Reserve Village buildings. Participants will also view herbal demonstrations presented by guild members who will share their knowledge and love of herbs. For ticket information, call Sue at 330-799-6155 or Chesney at 216-906-2578.