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CLUB HOSTS CANDIDATE NIGHT: The Lordstown Political History Club will host a Candidates Night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school auditorium, 1824 Salt Springs Road. The evening will feature candidates for state representative and state senate. The club also has invited campaigns to send surrogates to make presentations for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio as well as president of the United States.

ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The Northwest Neighborhood Association will meet 6:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church on Drexel Avenue NW. Guest speakers are Mayor Doug Franklin and Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa.

OPEN HOUSE SET: The Moss Ancestral Home, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The home has items from the Mineral Ridge Historical Society.

CRAFT SHOW: A Relay For Life craft show and fundraiser will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Community Church, 4640 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. Call 330-306-8130.

FARM MARKETS: Howland Farmers Market will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 15 at Richard Orwig Park, East Market Street and Willow Drive,

LIL LAMBS SALE: Cortland United Methodist Lil’ Lambs Closet Sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Opera House, 155 N. High St., Cortland. Call 330-638-6550 for more information.

CHURCH EVENT: Niles First United Methodist Church, 608 N. Crandon Ave., Niles, will hold a garage, attic and basement sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, which is ”$2 Bag Day.” Call 330-652-1430.

TIME BANK TO GATHER: Time Bank will meet 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, 3230 Belmont Ave, Youngstown. The public is invited expand its network, chat about skill swaps and plan projects.


A New Day Nar-Anon Family Group meeting every Monday at 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls. Teri at 330-646-4480 or Patty at 330-307-3002.

Better Your Future Through Hope – Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. 330-369-3010.

First Things First – 6 p.m., literature discussion, Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

Cortland Area Kiwanis – 5 p.m., Real Deal Coffee Cafe.

Someplace Safe – 1540 Tod Ave., Warren, 330-393-3005.

Howland Rotary Club – noon, Shepherd of the Valley, North River Road.

Youngstown Executive Toastmasters – 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman.

Youngstown Toastmasters Executive 408 – 6:40 p.m., Adamas Square at 8131 Market Street, Boardman.

Celebrate Recovery – eight-step Christian program, 6:30 p.m., Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser-Ashtabula Road. 330-599-2402.

Monday Night Serenity Hall AA – 7:30 p.m., Badger Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.

TOPS Ohio 1353, Leavittsburg – weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. Call 330-898-0357.

TOPS Ohio 698, Girard – weigh-in 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. Call 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.

Nothing to Fear – 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 4 Summit St., Niles.

Monday Night Miracles – 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

Hubbard HOW – 7:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard.

Howland High School Class of 1957 – 5:30 p.m. Perkins Restaurant, Elm Road, Warren. Call Beverly at 330-716-4439.

The Landing – 6 p.m. celebrate recovery program for teens, Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

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VIENNA GROUP PLANS FOR CHILI COOKOFF: The Vienna Township Neighborhood Watch is in need of chili entries and dessert donations for the annual chili cookoff Oct. 10 at the fire station. Those who would like to enter a chili in the competition or donate a dessert, it can be dropped off at the fire station 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 with all donations needed no later than 2 p.m. Chili will be judged in four categories. Multiple entries are allowed in the chili cookoff. For information, contact Michele Garman at “”> or 330-609-6964.

RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER: First Community Church, West Market Street, Leavittsburg, will hold a craft show as a Relay For Life fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up, judging, serving, 50-50 raffle and cleanup. For information, call 330-306-8130.

CHOCOLATE / DESSERTS FESTIVAL: The 12th annual Chocolate and Dessert Festival sponsored by the Warren Rotary Club will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Demetrios Banquet Center in Warren. Entertainment will be provided by Take II. The event will include chocolate and desserts from local vendors, a silent and Chinese auction and 50-50 raffle. Call 330-310-7687 or 330-373-0228.

ITEMS COLLECTED BY ALUMNI: The John F. Kennedy Alumni Association, along with the classes of 2020 and 2028, will be collecting items for Trumbull Mobile Meals. There will be drop-off locations at both the upper and lower campus of JFK Oct. 10 to 21.

CITIZENS GROUP TO MEET: The Citizen’s Police Awareness Academy Training began its fall class and is entering into its sixth year. The purpose of the academy is to give residents a “behind-the-scenes look to the day-to-day operations of the police department.” The course has covered topics such as use of deadly force, Fourth Amendment rights, sex offender registration, crime scene investigation and school resource officers. Participants are permitted to do a police ride-along. Since the program started in 2011, more than 450 residents have submitted applications. Applications for the 2017 class (or future classes) can be obtained from or by stopping by the Warren police records department, 141 South St.. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. This course is open to all Trumbull County residents. This year, North West Neighborhood Association and River Run Apartments made donations in support of the program. Also, a grant was previously awarded by Trumbull 100. Call Brian at 330-841-2672 or email for questions.

BEATITUDE HOUSE HOSTS SHOW: Beatitude House has partnered with the Butler Institute of American Art to give local photographers an opportunity to have their photographs exhibited this fall. The exhibition will run Oct. 16 to Nov. 13 beginning at the Butler Trumbull branch and closing at The Butler Youngstown branch. The exhibit commemorates Beatitude House’s 25th anniversary, celebrating the mission of serving disadvantaged women and children. The photographs will be unified, conveying the theme of Beatitude House’s mission statement. A total of 16 photographs will be selected for the exhibition. For information, visit


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. 330-393-3005.

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

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

Master Discipleship Group – 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.

Gamblers Anonymous 12-Step fellowship – 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Cornersburg. 330-505-5060.

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

Nar-Anon – 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. A 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. Call Bill, 330 856-3822.